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Why do I get this error installing MySQL server?

So I have a empty VPS running Debian 7 32bit. The VPS has just been created so nothing is installed but the base OS. I run apt-get update and then apt-get install mysql-server and i get this error: ...
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List of recently installed apt packages

I just spent an hour trying to solve dependencies to build freeCAD from their slightly outdated Wiki. Is there a way to get the packages I installed in the last hour or day with apt-get or aptitude? ...
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Failed to modify entry for user in samba with tdb backend

I have a debian server with samba. I can no longer manage users accounts. I can't add, modify or remove them. This is Debian wheezy with samba 3.6.6. There is no ldap and the database backend is tdb. ...
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Unable to launch XBMC installed on OpenMediaVault on a VirtualMachine

I'm wanting to test different distribution to test which OS I will take for my NAS+HTPC. Just for some context: I want to put a NAS and the HTPC on the same server because my main usage is to put ...
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SSH - Ignoring $PS1 in .bashrc

Relevant file contents: http://pastebin.com/6VtWcaWG Everything else including the aliases and the PATH variable are fine, but when I log in as root on my remote machine, the correct $PS1 (set in the ...
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Hp ML310e gen8 + P222 + debian / ubuntu

Is possible to run this configuration 2 disk raid 1 on b120i integrated controller for linux debian or ubuntu system, and 4 disk raid 1+0 on P222 controller for data storage on Hp ML310e gen8 ...
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Boot menu options

I am using a kali linux, debian derived, 1.0.9 on Usb drive with encrypted partition. Where i find the grub menu (i think kali use Grub) and the options like: .linux /live/vmlinuz boot=live ...
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rsyslog seems to produce a lot of UDP port 53 datagrams when listening for ddwrt syslog packets

I am trying to have dd-wrt (syslogd via BusyBox) send syslog events to a Raspberry Pi that is running rsyslog. When I start the rsyslog (on the Pi) service listening on 514 UDP, the daemon starts ...
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security: changing sudo permissions in /etc/sudoers on Debian 7.8

I have a single-user home system running Debian 7.8 console with desktop installed but default runlevel 3 boot. I added my limited user account to the sudo group using adduser for the purpose of ...
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safely shrinking /var/cache on Debian 7.8

Here are the top storage resource hogs on my single-user home system, which is a customized version of Debian 7.8 with lxde-core optional but no graphical login manager: 3487080 . 1732560 ./usr ...
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laptop screen blinking on linux

I have a wierd issue with my alienware 14 laptop, that is running debian testing. If I use it without ac adapter pluged in, after some time the screen start blinking randomly (it looks like ...
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Downloading FEniCS Binary for Linux Mint, what is the difference between the two icons in the following download link?

I am a new to Linux/Ubuntu operating systems. In this link, I'm not sure which of the first two OS Icons I will need to use. I'll be using Linux Mint. Which one will I need to use? An explanation of ...
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RTNETLINK answers: File exists Failed to bring up eth0

I have 3 identical servers which I SSH into, but couldn't on one of them after a restart. service networking restart just bring up "RTNETLINK answers: File exists Failed to bring up eth0" route just ...
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Debian and Win 8.1 Dual Boot (Separate HDD)

Im trying to install Debian on my new laptop. I have a 128GB SSD and 1TB HDD. Windows is on the SSD, and i want to install debian on the other drive. My problem is, when i install debian, i put the ...
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Iptables rules suddenly not working

I'm trying to set up a webserver using an Odroid U3; as OS I have Debian 7.4. The issue came when trying to load the iptables rules with iptables-persistent. I'm using the same file with rules I've ...
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VirtualBox Debian add size to root filesystem

I have problem with my VirtualBox Debian system, which run out of memory. I can't start mysql any more and I can't work with it. mysqld: Error writing file '/usr/local/mysql/data/debian.pid' ...
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Icedove send without subject

Is there a way to configure Icedove (and presumably Thunderbird as well) so that it doesn't prompt you for the subject if you haven't included one? I basically use Gnome file manager send to to mail ...
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Serial device not detected by Lubuntu

“Serial Wacom Tablet stylus” and “Serial Wacom Tablet eraser” should appear in the xinput list in a Motion LE 1700 Tablet PC, however they are missing in Lubuntu 14 (32bit). Is there a way to make ...
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How to create a wireless-to-ethernet router?

I have a Debian machine, which I want to turn into a router. It will connect via wireless to a access-point, where it will get an IP. To its ethernet port, other machines will be connected. It will ...
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How to run logrotate as a local user?

I'm trying to manage logs which are generated by local scripts. These logs are nothing but stdout and stderr redirected to local files. I don't have root access and trying to run logrotate as a ...
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How to deal with Debian servers infected with DDoS virus

I have 4 Debian servers which got infected all together at exactly one time and they send somehow that the network gets stuck. These servers arent web servers and only SSH is installed. I checked ...
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FileZilla outdated Ubuntu repo [closed]

I have two versions of FileZilla One of which I downloaded from their website and is the latest version The other is from: $ apt-cache policy filezilla filezilla: Installed: 3.7.3-1ubuntu1 ...
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Can't boot off of USB after installing FreeBSD

So I recently installed FreeBSD on my desktop computer. It was very complicated, so I decided to switch to Debian. I tried to write Debian's boot.img file to a USB using the official Debian help page ...
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Native command to get cpu usage by core

Is there any simple way to get CPU usage of each core in Debian in command line? I need it to be able to output current usage into stdout, not like htop (ain't even native!), that does not have ...
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One of my PCs in my local net cannot connect to my SSH server

I am running a SSH server on a Debian Wheezy box. I have 4 computers and two Android phones that can successfully connect to the SSH using local IP to the server. But one of my computers cannot ...
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Manually dialling a USB modem on windows/linux

I have been trying to setup up a 4g usb modem with my raspberry pi running raspbian (this post is not specific to Raspberry Pi as I run into same problem on windows later on). The modem is recognized ...
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Using Linux without any user interface

I'd like to run a c program from boot but my concern is dependency based If I write a init script to run my program but it fails 2 of 3 times I think it is because I haven't been specific which ...
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Wifi wont stay connected on boot (beaglebone black)

EDIT: I looked online and found iw reg get. Mine was set 00. So i set it to US and now everything is working. Im having an issue with one of my beaglebones, im trying to have it connect over wifi to ...
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Can Debian based distributions use .deb to install packages?

For example, I'm running sparky linux. I'm wondering if I can install packages that are meant for debian distributions using dpkg -i on an *.deb file?
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Removing file and all links - hard and symbolic

How can I remove file and all links related to file to remove? rm -f file.txt removes just the file. Futher more, if there any other hard links of file system the file will not be removed. What is ...
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Moving dpkg to foreground during confirmation screen glitch

I was doing a routine apt-get update && apt-get upgrade on my server. The dpkg program displayed a dialog box about a package that had updated its default ini file. I wanted the new file, but ...
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Debian apt-get update not working

I have setup multiple servers prior with no issues, however after running apt-get update I see this after a long delay: Err http://apt.rackster-server.ch wheezy/updates/contrib amd64 Packages ...
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Is it safe to install own rpm packages on Debian-based distros?

We have multiple servers with Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. We decided, that we need to be able install our own non-binary and java packages to any of these servers using rpm, because CentOS our primary ...
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Debian script - reboot proces if remote connection failed

I am trying to figure out how to manage my debian and make it to reload script in /etc/init.d if the remote, reverese connection is not responding what I have at the moment is: root@pwnpi:~# ...
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Migrating existing Debinan installation to LVM on LUKS with encrypted /boot

I have a VirtualBox with Debian Jessie. After some point I decided to create new virtual drive, encrypt it with LUKS, and copy old system to it without reinstalling. I've used several guides (1,2,3,4) ...
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Connecting a QR reader to Linux

I am trying to connect a QR Code reader via USB to my linux (Debian 5) running in a VM. Here are the tailored outputs of various commands: dmesg $ dmesg [ 1141.368166] usb 1-2.1: new full speed USB ...
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Debian: You need to load the kernel first

Recently I upgraded my Debian box to version 7.7. After reboot the following error occurs: Loading Linux 3.2.0-4-amd646 ... error: cannot read the Linux header. Loading initial ramdisk ... error: you ...
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DDoS Virus infection (as a unix service) on a Debian 8 VM Webserver

I maintain a (fully updated) Wordpress for a student team on a Virtual Machine on ~okeanos service for a couple of years. Today, the helpdesk informed me that i am conducting DDoS attacks, which - of ...
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iSCSI not mounting at boot

So I have setup an iSCSI disk with open-iscsi. I can connect and mount the disk, write and unmount manually. And I entered the related definition to fstab too, which is smt. like: dev/sdb1 ...
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Length of range in bash [duplicate]

I'm trying to delete some files in a directory using some commands. Using loop for i in $(ls -tr $path); ... i need to know length of $(ls -tr $path) How to get the number of files in directory $path ...
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Reset and Power buttons on the system block in Linux

In my Debian Linux PC the buttons Reset and Power on the system block do nothing. Is it possible the Reset button to make a soft reboot (the same as sudo reboot)? Is it likewise possible the Power ...
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Use different keyboard language than display language

I use Debian 7.7 Gnome fallback. Has anyone managed to have one display language and a different input language in gnome-terminal or Vinagre? I want to have language-specific symbols inaccessible ...
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how to query to find say 'TODO' from all installed packages on a Debian system?

I am looking to find the TODO files which are documents written by upstream developers when they are making some software. Is there a way to query that ? I am on jessie.
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Touchpad not detected in Kali Linux

Running a Dell 3147 11 inch 2 in 1 with Kali installed on the ssd, it doesn't detect the touchpad. I looked under xinput and it doesn't show up. I've tried this: ...
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Windows 8.1+Debian 7.7 (GRUB) Dual Boot across two SSDs not allowing restoration of MBR for Windows

I've tried too many different things to list, but I'll explain the main ones. SSD 1 => Windows 8.1 (Primary Boot in BIOS) SSD 2 => Debian 7.7 GRUB is currently in place as bootloader. I've ...
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How to query if a wlan interface is in monitor mode?

I am trying to write a shell script to query whether a wireless interface is in monitor mode or not. I was thinking about querying a file in the linux(debian) by doing a cat /proc/.. file system to ...
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Auto-login straight into desktop on Debian 7 with LXDE

Yesterday I have installed Debian on a virtual machine. I have SSH configured and everything set up. I don't like developing inside a VM. It doesn't help to resize the browser and test everything ...
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Why does clearing cookies fix a 408?

I am running firefox out of a debian vm, and get a lot of 408s back. Googling has told me that clearing cookies would fix that problem, and it does, but only until those cookies get set again. Does ...
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How do I get eth0 and wlan0 to coexist?

When I boot up with the wi-fi dongle plugged in and the Ethernet unplugged the interface wlan0 has an ip address and function as expected. When I subsequently plug in the Ethernet cable it assumes ...
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Is it posible to install debian as host and windows as guest and use nvidia drivers in windows “normally”?

i´m new in linux, but i started using debian in vmware. Now i have windows 7, and debian as a virtual machine. But I really liked that i can personalize a lot debian, so I decided to use definetly. ...