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dpkg alternative to opkg depends

In opkg (package manager in OpenWRT) I can get dependents pages of some package. For example command opkg depends vsftpd will outptut vsftpd depends on: libc Is there any alternative to ...
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bash: $'\302\211[COMMAND]': command not found

I've used bash in xterm on Debian Jessie for about 2 years. Just recently I sometimes get an error bash: $'\302\211[COMMAND]': command not found. The only help I can find on the topic is Piping grep ...
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Bash-Completion Does not work for Apt

I am running a minimal Debian installation that comes with practically nothing installed. I am trying to get bash auto-complete working. I have looked over all the questions on this subject in ...
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How do I fix mouse freezing when sound playback is active on Debian?

I'm having a fairly frustrating problem with my Debian machine. The problem is that the pointer of my USB mouse freezes shortly after I start playing sound through the headphones, which are also USB. ...
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What is the master process running on port 465?

I want to close non used ports in my server, after doing a port scan I found service urd running on port 465. Running lsof I see a "master" process running on that port (also 25, 587,etc..). Question ...
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How do I let VNC control the main desktop like the mouse and keyboard in front of the computer?

I'm on a Debian 8 machine now, and I'd like to set up VNC so that I can use my smartphone with a VNC client on it as a sort of a jury-rigged wireless mouse and keyboard. This was the default (and I ...
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disable italic font in gnome-terminal

I use gnome-terminal on Debian 8 with Source Code Pro Regular as the font (the font comes with the TeXLive distribution). How can I disable the use of italics universally in the terminal? One ...
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mariadb server broken after failed package update

So I had a problem the other day when mariadb's server package failed to update correctly and would not longer run. Log started: 2016-07-19 04:00:34 Setting up mariadb-server-10.1 (10.1.16+maria-1~...
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Highly unstable WLAN / Roaming does not work with Debian 8

When using mobile devices in large buildings WLAN connection fails forever or longer periods of time when roaming from one access points to another occurs. The WLAN link is always up but no network ...
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Using vlc to batch generate snapshots say every 2-3 minutes or os?

Is there a way to batch generate snapshots every 2-3 minutes or so in Debian. I have a video of approximately 15 minutes and while I could use hotekey 's' to manually generate snapshots . Using vlc 2....
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How does KeePassX sometimes start up automatically in Debian/KDE

I'm using the password database program KeePassX 0.4.3 on Debian 8.5 / KDE 4.14.2. I configured KeePassX to start up minimized to tray, with the last opened database file opened and locked. I couldn't ...
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Wifi adapter not working Kali linux

I have searched alot and everywhere the issues are with the kali os ran through virtual machines. I have installed Kali linux latest version 2016.1 on my laptop. And its the single os on my laptop, ...
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Command to show the latest source package on Debian

I have Debian stable and in my /etc/apt/sources.list I added Debian package sources from unstable like this: deb-src http://httpredir.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free Is there any ...
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How can tp, ps and kill be used by an administrator be used to deal with a “misbehaving” process? [closed]

As part of a controlled assessment I need primary research. So if anyone who is knowledgeable in the subject please give an answer. I already know how much people dislike this but I need usable ...
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Flushed my routing table and internet no longer works, how to repair

I was trying things with the routing table, wanted to delete a rule I just added and thought it was easy like with iptables and flushed the table. Now I no longer have a connection. When I ping ...
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SYSLINUX 4.03 EDD Boot error Live USB

I'm trying to install Debian off a live USB onto a server but I keep getting a range of errors such as: "SYSLINUX 4.03 EDDBoot Error" "SYSLINUX 4.03 2010-10-22 EDDBoot Error" "SYSLINUX 4.07 EDDBoot ...
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Debian wrong login and TTY resolution on 4K screen

I have just installed debian mate on a laptop that has a 4K screen resolution, which by default sets the resolution to 3840x2160. I've been able to change grub resolution to 1280x1024 using ...
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RAID1 Partitioning Scheme for a Linux Server

I'm having trouble setting up a RAID1 for my server where both drives are bootable. What I'm doing now is /biosboot and /boot partitions on both drives, then I have my LVM volume group with logical ...
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“Bug Pyinstaller” Payload Veil show prompt windows while I run it

Hi guys i have kali linux rolling Linux kali 4.5.0-kali1-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 4.5.5-1kali1 (2016-06-06) i686 GNU/Linux Python 2.7.12 Becouse if generate any payload with veil afther use easy ...
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Enable - Disable Camera and Printer

How can I enable - disable all kind of cameras and all kind of printers for a specific user? Not in kernel space, so not using modprobe. OR Is there a way to use kernel module (like uvcvideo) for a ...
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What Apache2 configuration should I use on my server?

I have a Debian based server which is used for web development (PHP projects, WordPress websites, Samba). The server is used only for these and is not a "public" server, it is just for internal use. A ...
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Cant dual boot Debian Jessie and Kali rolling

I had a successful build of Debian Jessie on my laptop. Then i decided to dual boot Debian with Kali rolling. I made a bootable usb via rufus (on my windows machine) and started. At first it didnt ...
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Certificate verify failed, using fresh Plesk installation

I have a fresh installation of Debian 8.1 Plesk 12 Plesk installed Postfix and Dovecot and added a default certificate for Postfix. I'm running PHP 5.6 for my website. New in 5.6, PHP verifies ...
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VBox Debian/Ubuntu - Automatically mount shared folder

I've searched some tutorials and posts - how to automatically mount shared folder in Virtual Box (using version 5.0.24) for Debian (using version 8.0 ). I think that Ubuntu's process is the same. I'...
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Installing OpenGL in Linux?

I'd like to install OpenGL on my Debian live cd. I just need it to so a virtualbox windows guest can use it. It's a live cd so no changes will be saved, so the easiest way possible would be great. Any ...
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I can't start Mozilla Servo Nightly Build on my Debian 8.5 x64

I just downloaded Servo Nightly Build for Linux x64 (by Mozilla, based on Rust) from: https://servo-builds.s3.amazonaws.com/index.html I followed instructions for Linux (which are pretty simple): - ...
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Why is this regex over /var/lib/dpkg/status showing non-installed packages

I have a script which is intended to list the largest installed packages on Ubuntu. I can't remember where I got it from and I don't understand it. sed -ne '/^Package: \(.*\)/{s//\1/;h;};/^Installed-...
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Problems booting from USB drive

Recently I decided to install Debian on my USB drive. I downloaded the ISO file (SHA256 checksum verified), burned it to a DVD and used that to install Debian. The installation finished successfully, ...
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How do I switch desktop enviroments with out logging out?

I have recently had an issue with Cinnamon and am using Mate. What I want to know is, is there a way to switch back and forth between gui environments with out logging out? This is a Linux mint ...
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named the working directory is not writable

I am trying to setup Bind9 on Debian Jessie as described by Debian's Wiki. When I finish, and attempt to start BIND (service bind9 start), I get the dreaded FAIL message. Below is the tail of my /var/...
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Debian's screen does not fit monitor size on VMware Workstation

I have installed a Debian 8.5 on VMWare Workstation and it works fine. However I cannot have full screen size for the Debian guest in such a way that it fits with the monitor. Though I installed open-...
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Failure to boot from Debian install CD — Windows-like errors

I'm trying to set up a home server running Debian Linux on a spare late 2006 iMac (x86-64 bit architecture), however all of my attempts to replace the OSX partition with a Linux install have failed. ...
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Intel Wireless-AC 8260 not exposed as network interface on Debian 8

I have been unable to get Debian 8 (Jessie) to install my Wifi Card (GigaByte GC-WB867D-I REV 4.2) as a network adapter. The card is reported as "Supported" by The latest release of Intel's Linux ...
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VPS services (SSH, HTTP) doesn't work after reboot

I rebooted my VPS (sudo reboot) and since that I can't access SSH. Web server is also down. Immediately before reboot I installed python-mysqldb package. I don't modify any system file. 64 bit Debian ...
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Disk usage to show only select partitions?

I'd like to be able to only show disk usage for specific partitions in GB and a % after. Basically ignore swap, tmpfs, etc.. I'd also like to sum the disk usage amount and subtract from the total to ...
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My PCI NIC is not being detected by NetworkManager

I am currently running on Kali Linux Rolling. uname -a says Linux tempestatem-ignis 4.3.0-kali1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.3.3-5kali4 (2016-01-13) x86_64 GNU/Linux After running a create_ap ...
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How to change luks passphrase for Kali Linux 2.6? (debian)

I saw a couple other questions concerning this question, but their details didn't match my situation. I simply just need to change my current luks passphrase for a specific partition. I know what it ...
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Cannot access Debian Samba server on Windows client with option “valid users”

I have samba running on Debian with two shares, a read-only one and a read/write one: [LP-ReadOnly] comment = LP-ReadOnly path = /media/USBHDD1 writeable = No create mask = 0775 directory mask = 0775 ...
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Access E3131 on a headless debian based linux system

I tried to access the E3131 on a headless debian system but the network interface was not avayable. The question is, how to access it? There is a follow up question for sending / receiving sms on ...
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Debian packaging dh_shlibdeps error

I am currently trying to package a program from source. I have followed this tutorial: https://wiki.debian.org/Packaging/Intro?action=show&redirect=IntroDebianPackaging I have managed to make ...
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Dolphin and Kdialog are extremely slow Debian 8 Jessie

Dolphin takes about 1 minute to start. The same problem is with KDialog. dolphin /tmp Object::connect: No such signal org::freedesktop::UPower::DeviceAdded(QString) Object::connect: No such ...
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systemctl debian 8 jessie: Failed to get D-Bus connection: Unknown error -1

Unfortunately, in my Debian 8 jessie systemctl does not work at all. Every systemctl command results in: Failed to get D-Bus connection: Unknown error -1 systecmtl status udev Failed ...
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Command line for ./configure - Debian/Red Hat packages

I want to configure and compile openssh server from source. Can I check command line how it was configured in current Debian and/or Red Hat packages? I'd rather not lose any features or badly set up ...
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How do I skip the disk erasing step in a d-i preseed crypto recipe?

For the staging of a multi-machine-lab I'm using PXE with preseed files, fetched from a web server. All physical disks must be LUKS-encrypted. I don't want this This is a part of a preseed file (...
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NTP does not sync over IPv6

I deployed an NTP server on Debian 8.5 with the following hosts: server time1.example.com server time2.example.com --- server time5.example.com time5 is an ipv6-only host. Further down the config, ...
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How to control scroll bar behavior in Cinnamon?

I'm running a Debian 8 machine. I believe its running Cinnamon as the window manager: $ wmctrl -m Name: Mutter (Muffin) Class: N/A PID: N/A Window manager's "showing the desktop" mode: N/A When a ...
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How to install Debian package manager

I have a testing platform which has minimal Linux on it. It is so lightweight that it lacks all distribution-specific features. The goal is to install dpkg and apt-utils, which I did, by extracting ....
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How to disable bottom “show-on-drag” menu in Gnome?

I'm not quite sure what the menu is called, but when I drag my mouse against the bottom of the screen in Gnome (1:3.14+3), a new menu appears. I do this by accident a lot and find it very annoying. ...
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vsftpd on raspberry pi doesn't chroot users

I'm attempting to run an FTP server on a raspberry pi, and after a lot of struggle I finally made it work, however for some reason the server doesn't place users into a chroot jail, and everyone can ...
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Linux Bridge (vmbr) has no connection to physical NIC

I built myself a new home server and wanted to use Proxmox VE. Its Debian based and I have 3 KVM-machines running. Machine 1: "Sophos UTM" has WAN on vmbr0 and DMZ on vmbr1 (192.168.200.254) Machine 2:...