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QtCreator not running

I have some strange problem. Not so long ago, i install qt5.2. I download it from the official website, Qt Online Installer for Linux 64-bit, aftre that i run it as root, install, but when i want to ...
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Why do I have to restart PulseAudio after connecting my USB headset?

When I connect my USB headset, the available PulseAudio profiles for that device look liks this: If I restart PulseAudio (pulseaudio -k) then they look like this: Basically, after connecting my ...
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How to update the Clang compiler from version 3.1 to version 3.4 in Debian Linux?

It is as what the question is saying, I am new on Linux. I need the Clang++ compiler update to version 3.4 for the assignment that I need to do. I simply just typed in Terminal sudo apt-get install ...
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apt-get/dpkg can't configure any python related packages

I recently installed Python 2.7 to /usr/local/bin. Now, any time I try to use apt-get it fails on certain python packages as follows: root@lebowski:/usr/local/bin# apt-get upgrade Reading package ...
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Setting global rates in trickled

I try to limit download-upload bandwidth for each users on Debian. trickled -d DOWNLOAD_LIMIT -u UPLOAD_LIMIT is supposed to limit bandwidth completely (according to some articles on Web). But it ...
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Get rid of Debian on a dual disk dual boot?

I've got dual disks, Windows 8.1 64-bit installed on my 500GB HDD, and Debian Jessie installed on my 1TB HDD. Can someone walk me through how to wipe that disk and get rid of GRUB, too? I know how to ...
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Squid 3.4.6 Transparent proxy issues

I'm trying to implement a Transparent Squid Proxy for a wireless network where it mainly serve for mobile devices. The software I'm using is squid 3.4.6 (latest version compiled from source) in ...
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Running a 32-bit executable on 64-bit Debian Jessie

I'm trying to install Adobe Air (needed for Balsamiq Mockups), and when I try to run the installer, I get: sudo: unable to execute ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin: No such file or directory I made sure the ...
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How to close wicd gui without leaving dangling process

If I open the wicd gui with wicd-gtk &, closing it (even using the "Quit" button) may close the gui, but always leaves a process wicd-client running in the background apparently doing nothing. I ...
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start debian in vmware ,it goes to a black screen

When i start debian in vmware,and it go to the black screen and i can't even find a place to login,maybe it is because i change the file of grub in /boot/grub/grub.cfg by adding this set ...
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How to restore Debian server's /var/lib datas

I made a big mistake : While administrating and making settings, I accidentally deleted /var/lib folder. The result is that I can no longer use any dpkg commands, so I"ve lost my mysql database. I of ...
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How to block sites like facebook.com, google.com etc. for different users

I use iptables for other sites as: iptables -A OUTPUT -o EXTERNAL_IF -m owner --uid-owner USERNAME -d DESTINATION_WEB -j REJECT It works for most sites except ones having a large range of IPs. What ...
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Loosing random folders on my debians

I'm using updated Debian stable 6 and 7 on few VPS and also on 1 raspberry. The things it's easy, I'm loosing folders and stuff I've installed. For example Mongodb. I had to restart my VPS after ...
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Setting channel width with rt2870: iw: Device or resource busy (-16)

I only now found out that my USB WiFi stick is capable of n-WiFi (Edimax EW-7711USn), so naturally, I'd like to get the highest possible speed from it. My link is great, 29dbM and 70/70 quality, but ...
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Most secure way to have IPtables auto-loaded using Debian / Linux

I'd like to know the safest way to load iptables using Debian. Of course, I can use a script that uses iptables-restore : #!/bin/sh iptables-restore < /etc/firewall.conf but : 1) where is the ...
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rox-filer hangs on listxattr when NFS is concerned

Since very recently, rox-filer hangs for me as soon as it is supposed to display a directory where a NFS is mounted. strace rox-filer -n shows the following: [snip] ...
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Unable to set rw permissions on a folder, changing usergroups on user

I got a RAID mounted as /mnt/NAS. In this mount I got a folder called /mnt/nas/rec. The mount is shared with SAMBA, and guest users are assigned as the user nobody and are tied to the group nogroup, ...
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Debian grub bootloader can't find windows 7

I have been using Windows 7 for quite a while on my machine in the following configuration. I have three hard drives, all different sizes, with Windows being installed on the largest. This is also the ...
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Pairing Bluetooth device with PIN fails

I'm trying to pair my old BlackBerry 8310 to my Linux desktop (up-to-date Debian Sid, 3.15-10.dmz.1-liquorix-amd64) by using blueman and its associated tools. Scanning for the device works equally ...
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New mdadm RAID vanish after reboot

I have problems with mdadm after reboot, I can't reassemble /dev/md0 . I work on debian wheezy. I have done the following steps:: sudo mdadm --create --verbose /dev/md0 --level=6 --raid-devices=4 ...
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BeagleBone Black multi-servo controller drivers for Debian

I'm confused about how you would control one of these through the Debian file system. Currently I can add the GPIO to the slots file and the newly created dir includes files like duty and period ...
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Installed Wheezy package on Squeeze, how to rollback?

I 'accedentley' installed a wheezy package (by including the source in my sources.list) to a squeeze system. For the last few days I've been trying to restore it but I have no luck. Here is the ...
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Installing Dexy looked ok, but Dexy does not work

I just tried to install Dexy on a Debian 4.7 server. Python was installed but not pip, so I did some research and found how to do it : $ python --version Python 2.7.3 $ sudo apt-get install ...
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How can I reconnect to a dropped gutil ssh session?

I have installed Matlab on a (remote) linux (debian) machine. I run Matlab by tunnelling in from my Osx machine via ssh and then using the command line interface. To run a Matlab script I run ...
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gnome 3 is more like gnome 2

I recently installed debian 7.6 on my laptop and have been trying to get everything configured the way I like. However gnome 3 is looking more like gnome 2, with the Applications and Places menus that ...
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Debian does not redraw on second monitor under AMD 6850

I am running two monitors on an AMD 6850 chipset, under Debian Wheezy. I have installed the proprietary drivers and both monitors seem to be functioning perfectly fine (I can change the configurations ...
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Installing Debian 7.6.0 on Lenovo Y50

I was trying to install Debian on my new laptop: a Lenovo Y50 64bit running Windows 8. I got together with a friend and installed Debian in his computer first and had no problems. However I've tried ...
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Alsa hardware volume with PulseAudio

Before installing pulseaudio, I was able to control volume for the front (meaning on the front panel, the "headphone" jack) and rear (meaning on the back panel, the "line out" jack) separately. When ...
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No sound in headphone jack

Worked fine a week ago. Yesterday when I plugged headphones into my Asus laptop, I got sound both from headphones and speakers. Today after system crash (not sure what was the reason) when I plug ...
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How do I figure out which driver is making my headset work?

I have just downgraded from Debian to Debian Jessie. Before the switch, my Logitech G930 headset would connect correctly as both an input device and output device (although the output device only has ...
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'apt-get install' ignores my specification to install particular version of package

I'd like to install particular version of libstd++6 with following command: # apt-get install libstdc++6=4.9.0-8 -V Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Can I avoid losing three IPs per network on a bridged Xen networking setup?

About a month ago, I asked this question on Superuser. The answer given there certainly works, but I've run into an issue I haven't thought of before. The setup I had running (based on the previously ...
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Why doesn't the binary package get reinstalled by apt-get or building from source?

I'm trying to install Asterisk on my Debian wheezy server. For this I first did the simple sudo apt-get install asterisk This worked flawlessly. Afterwards asterisk was running and I could enter ...
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Debian - Postgresql can't install /etc/postgresql after purge

While trying to install DAVICAL on debian wheezy (7.5) I faced a problem and had to purge the postgresql package that is a davical requirement, and then tried to install it again. The installation ...
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Best way to setup Fstab to avoid system boot issues

I have Linux system in which we force /dev/devname for running the system. proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 /dev/sda1 / ext3 ...
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VirtualBox Debian Jessie guest has invisible mouse after update

After updating the system with apt-get upgrade, the mouse disappeared in my guest environment. I use the guest additions and the other features work (like high resolution X sessions), but my mouse ...
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Finding a cause of shutdown/sleep

My server running is Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.54-2 x86_64 GNU/Linux. About once a day, sometimes once every two days is shut down - It isn't really shut down, it seems like its sleeping ...
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Debian 7 - Update gitlab-shell to 1.9.6 from 1.9.5

I'm setting up a Gitlab on a Debian Server 7.6 When executing this: # bundle exec rake gitlab:check RAILS_ENV=production Output: Instance method "lock!" is already defined in ActiveRecord::Base, ...
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How to uninstall LXDE Qt in Linux

I built and installed LXDE Qt on my system, into /usr/local. I used sudo make install to install it. However, now I want to uninstall it, but I can't find any way to do it. There is no sudo make ...
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apt-get wants to autoremove core packages

I upgraded to PHP 5.6RC4 today on my Debian Sid server (x64): The following packages have been kept back: perl perl-base perl-modules The following packages will be upgraded: cpp-4.9 g++-4.9 ...
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Allowing authenticated access to a site without giving credentials to the local users

I'm administrating a company where we have a single account with a service website and we would like users to be able to access that website as if they were authenticated with the company's account. ...
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How to give up or skip packages with unmet dependencies?

A package called salt-minion has unresolved dependencies on my Debian system. Now everytime I run apt-get it will output the following error message: root@Sheeva:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package ...
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How to give up packages that are not fully installed on Debian?

The package linux-image-3.2.0-4-kirkwood is "not fully installed" on this Debian system. Everytime I do apt-get upgrade I will see this message: root@Sheeva:~# apt-get upgrade Reading package ...
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Various hang-ups on Plesk 12 / debian squeeze system

I am experiencing strange system hang-ups. apache2 reacts in such a way that out of 5 requests, usually about 1 of those will simply take ages for the server to respond to, or it will simply vanish ...
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apt-get: use alternative sources.list

In my /etc/apt/sources.list I have: deb http://http.debian.net/debian wheezy main deb-src http://http.debian.net/debian wheezy main Now I need to get source of a package from jessie (testing). How ...
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How do I know if the hardware clock in linux is set to localtime or UTC?

I have a dual booted PC, and in order to have Windows and Linux agree on the time, I have set the hardware clock to localtime in linux as described here. Now I want to make a script to check if my ...
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Getting LAN clients to use IPv6 tunnel of Debian router

I have a Debian Jessie powered server which acts as router for our home network. I have succesfully managed to set up an IPv6 tunnel using TunnelBroker and traceroute commands return succesfully. ...
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How to set up a multi-user text mode in Debian wheezy 7.6?

I'd like to set up one of the available runlevels to work as a 'multi-user text mode' runlevel. Such mode available e.g. on CentOS. Another example of what I need would be what you get when you add ...
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Limiting amount of emails sent by a process

I have a script that checks some stuff, and then emails me if there is a problem. I'd like this script to run every min under cron, I don't want to get hundreds of emails if it fails - just one or ...
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Debian Wheezy: Exim4 CPU Spike

I am running Debian Wheezy 64-bit. Running on the box is exim4 which is causing sporadic load spikes 1-2 times an hour. I catch this process running in htop as '/usr/sbin/exim4 -q'. The process seems ...