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Redundant Wine Icons in Many Programs under Wine on Debian (KDE)

I have a wine problem as shown in the image below. All the wine icons (all 3) are due to the launch of the OriginLab (the most left one icon). When you switch to these wine icons, they generally do ...
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Debian XFCE “Session and Startup” doesn't see all applications

XFCE Session Manager doesn't "see" some of the applications I use regularly. Namely: google-chrome-stable (installed through apt-get, from http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/) A bunch of ...
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Mimetype --stdin always returns text/plain

I am having a hard time getting the correct mimetype info without relaying on the file extension / inode data. When using magic it returns with text/plain ever time regardless of what the file is. ...
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Upgraded from Wheezy to Jessie, but aptitude still hits wheezy URLs

I upgraded Wheezy to Jessie by following the release notes - chapter 4, but now when I do an aptitude update I get URLs containing wheezy in them: root@debian:/home/paullik# aptitude update Hit ...
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Finding USB device path in Linux

I am working with a software that needs the path for a device connected to my PC using USB such as /dev/ttyUSB0 or /dev/ttyUSB1 How can I find which one is associated with the device I have ...
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Samba Winbind not working in Debian 8

I am setting up a new samba environment based on Debian Jessie. Installation of PDC was succesfully and Windows clients were able to join. Have a problem at joining the Linux clients. I was following ...
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Duplicity restore with ftplicity fails because of different volume gpg key

I'm trying restore my backup made on remote ftp server but i have problem because backup was made with different gpg key and then incremental backups was made with second gpg key. I get ...
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damnsmalllinux Reading Package Lists. Error

I am currently trying to update my damnsmalllinux distribution using this command sudo apt-get update and I get this error message: sudo apt-get update E: Dynamic MMap ran out of room E: ...
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psmouse serio1: DualPoint TouchPad at isa0060/serio1/input0 lost synchronization, throwing 2 bytes

Recently I have had issue with my DELL Vostro 3750 laptop, the touchpad has eratic behavior. Looking at the dmesg output I can see: [175874.428170] psmouse serio1: DualPoint TouchPad at ...
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Can't reconfigure Xorg

I made a common mistake of not reading the whole manual and installing Nvidia drivers. Now Xorg won't even start. I read that reconfiguring Xorg fixes that but it's not working for me. My system: ...
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usb0 network interface does not show up on Debian 8

I'm trying to get USB tethering to work between a Nexus 5 phone (running CM11) and my desktop running Debian 8. I connected the phone to the computer via USB and got these messages: [14972.580738] ...
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Is it possible to skip the secure delete step when installing Debian with LUKS full-disk encryption?

I'm installing Debian using LUKS full-disk encryption onto brand new 500GB hard drives. Currently it's taking ~24 hours to prep the drive for installation by securely deleting the drive. Since it's a ...
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System went read-only suddenly

My web server (Linux, Debian Wheezy) has suddenly gone read-only, MySQL have crashed (but Apache didn't) - giving errors when pressing tab to complete file name as: bash: cannot create temp file ...
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Add minimize and maximize buttons in Debian 8

In previous versions I could do this with gsettings set org.gnome.shell.overrides button-layout close,minimize,maximize: but now I get error no such key "button-layout" In GUI there is no ...
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Force remove package with dpkg despite errors

I think this is Ubuntu Vivid specific as none of the existing solutions helps: Can I get dpkg to ignore an error returned from a post-installation script? Unable to remove package on Debian 7 All ...
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How do I set the session language in MATE on Debian?

I'm using the default install from the Debian-8-MATE live DVD. In lightdm there is a selection for the language, but my user session never changes the language (system language should stay as it is). ...
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kde debian jessie wifi & wired simultaneously

I am running debian jessie with kde desktop. I have a wifi network with an attached printer and a wired network with internet access. I need to use them simultaneously; however, if I enable wifi, ...
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Remote control PC with email or message system [on hold]

I currently control my server via SSH from my phone. There are times when the internet connection is sporadic or troublesome, or sometimes I have less urgent query and don't want to go the whole hog ...
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Debian, doesn't work the option “Open in the terminal”

Opening nautilus and using the usual right-click and then clicking on "open the terminal" nothing happens. This has happened after (I think) the daily update of Debian or the installation of ...
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Why I have /dev/ttyS* on Linux when my laptop have no serial/RS232/COM1 port?

I am running Debian Wheezy and my laptop does not have serial port. Why do I have /dev/ttyS*, and what will happen when I try to read/write to them? My config: └──> ll /dev/ttyS* crw-rw---T 1 ...
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crypto kernel module not avialable on linux 3.18.11 on Raspberry Pi 2

I'm trying to use dm-crypt on my Raspberry Pi 2 with Raspbian (debian) to open a trueCrypt volume, but i get Required kernel crypto interface not available. Ensure you have algif_skcipher kernel ...
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SSH vs Apache port 443

I want move SSH to port 443, but is used by https. In /etc/apache2/ports.conf I commented the lines for listen by this port. In the default site available also commented the lines. For finish, I ...
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Debian - unattended installation

Is there any way to make the installation of Debian unattended, I need to install on multiple machines with similar hardware. Basically I need to install Debian system without human interaction, with ...
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Using Shim with Debian

How to enable Secure Boot with Shim on Debian? I have been following all sorts of articles online but now I have lost my patience. Anyone know how?
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Replace an installed program with a newer version

I have GCC 4.6 on my Raspbian installation, but I'd like to use GCC 4.9. I can of course do sudo apt-get install gcc-4.9 but then I have to use gcc-4.9 in order to use the newer version of GCC. I can ...
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scanbd recognizing buttons but not triggering scan

Even though the Beta RaspPI board is awesome, I'm re-posting here since - being a beta board - the question is getting no significant views. I don't think the fact that's it's on RaspPi is ...
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Why does BTRFS seem to have comically large allocations for metadata? [duplicate]

I've recently discovered the marvel of a modern filesystem, btrfs. After playing with it for a few hours, I decided to dive straight in and converted my entire /home partition using the btrfs-convert ...
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Update current stable Debian Wheezy system to Debian Jessie?

Debian Jessie just came out as stable. Is a apt-get dist-upgrade enough? Or do I need to do something more, or even use a script like Ubuntu uses?
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scanbd not triggering scan

Debian Linux I've only just discovered both SANE and scanbd I’ve installed SANE with a Canoscan 210 and, by itself, it works. The scanner identifies as “genesys:libusb:001:005” “scanimage -x 210 ...
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Laptop shuts down by closing the lid when plugged, not goes to sleep as it should

I have installed Debian 8.0 Jessie with Gnome on my HP ProBook 430 G2. The weird problem is that when I close the lid while laptop is plugged, it shuts down and does not go to sleep as it does when ...
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Copying an SSH ID to a server from a certain computer yields an error while the same command works fine from other computers

I get the following error message when trying to copy an SSH key to a remote server: ssh-copy-id -p*** ****@****.com Pseudo-terminal will not be allocated because stdin is not a terminal. ssh: ...
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Locale on Debian 7 doesn't change

So I have tried all things that I could Google up but still locale settings aren't changed (kind of, you will see what I mean). To start off desired locale (lv_LV.UTF-8) is available on the system: ...
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How do I boot from a different disk?

I have a working Debian installation. It boots from /sda using GRUB2, with the root partition on sda1. Its a standard install, nothing strange. I've added a 16GB mSATA device which appears as sdc. I ...
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Making sure linux uses all my hardware correctly

I have a new decent computer coming my way in a week or so, and I have a few worries. I never had to care about installing Linux before as all my hardware was pretty low standard, but now I'll be ...
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MBR and GPT confusion: installing Debian on macbook air

I'm following this question and trying to install Debian on my MacBook. I've lost that account so I couldn't accept that guy's answer (I'm sorry, I'll not loose this one). So, I followed with his ...
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rootfs 100% full debian

I have a problem with full rootfs on Debian (on RPi). I noticed I can't start mysql server with error full partition. I tried looking for space hoggers with ncdu. It all appeared suddenly and I have ...
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Debian - Autoinstall Debian distribution via PXE

Do u know any method to autoinstall Debian via PXE? ive tryed something similar using SLPOS (Suse Linux Enterprice Point of Service). i want to load a Clean Debian Distribution from a PXE coz i want ...
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ssh key exists on remote, but still prompts for password?

Why is this happening? $ ssh-copy-id me@server /usr/local/bin/ssh-copy-id: INFO: attempting to log in with the new key(s), to filter out any that are already installed /usr/local/bin/ssh-copy-id: ...
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Debian Preferential load balancing to maintain throughput [on hold]

I have a broadband and a cellular 4G provider and I'm trying to aggregate both links to create a single link with a consistent throughput (e.g. 2Mbps). I would like to have the broadband connection ...
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Accidentally deleted all files older than 7 days

A bad written skript located in /etc/cron.daily erroneously executed find * -mtime +7 -exec rm -r {} \; as root user. As a result of this I can no longer login. Beside that the system seems to run ...
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No path, or command history through SSH when logged in to server as someone other than root

When I SSH into a server, as anything other than root, it only shows a $ and not the path. It also won't allow me to press the up key and see the command history when I don't SSH in as root. How do I ...
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X-Sendfile ownCloud 404 error

I have a problem with X-Sendfile on Apache on Debian with ownCloud. When I want to download single file I got an error: The requested URL /owncloud/index.php/apps/files/ajax/download.php was not found ...
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How can I create a shell script shortcut?

I'm using Debian and there's a user who has a script called start.sh. I want the user to be able to call the script by typing application ... instead of ./start.sh ... I've been playing with symbolic ...
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Can't read remote disk on debian

I have mounted a time capsule on my debian like this: sudo mount -t cifs //10.0.0.4/Data /mnt/timeCapsule -o user=Kiva,pass=pass,rw,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8,sec=ntlm When I do a df, I see the disk: ...
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Debian can't connect to Wi-Fi network after upgrade from Wheezy to Jessie

After upgrading my Thinkpad T420 from Wheezy to Jessie today, the integrated Wi-Fi stopped working. After countless hours of searching, I still can't seem to find what the issue is. In the GNOME ...
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Wireless dongle driver don't work(Debian)

I have a WiFi dongle that said to support GNU/Linux, however no drivers were found on the CD, after hours of research i found this https://wiki.debian.org/rt2800usb and installed the driver, I'm ...
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Installing Debian on my macbook air

I want to install Debian on my macbook air 13" from 2011. I'm following this tutorial: https://wiki.debian.org/MacBookAir4%2C2Testimonial It starts by telling me to use bootcamp on OS X. I don't have ...
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Anoymous ip route on my server

After typing "route -n" on my server, i figured out these lines 1.0.104.156 - 255.255.255.255 !H - - - - 1.9.22.84 - 255.255.255.255 !H - ...
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Debian can't communicate with network printer

We have working Konica Minolta Bizhub C224e connected to Wi-Fi. Windows computers don't have problems with it, so I assume that it's configured properly. On my Debian Wheezy I can see this printer ...
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SD card not formatted when using a Windows PC

I have installed Cubian on an SD card and use it to run a Cubieboard which works absolutely fine, but now when I plug the SD card into a window system to make copies, Windows says the card isn't ...