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How to check IP conflicts in Linux terminal

Is it there any way to check whether my IP gets conflicted with any other IP at my network? I'm using Debian system. What are the effective ways or any command to test the network?
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How to search only current directory in Nautilus (restore old behaviour)

Does anyone know, how can I bring the back the old nautilus behaviour? In old version (Debian <7), when I typed, the nautilus moved to first file that started with that typed phrase. In new ...
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Storing and retrieving a static IP address in a non-standard location in Debian

I need to store my static IP address in a non-standard location; say an EEPROM. This can be retrieved using a shell command. Is it possible to configure /etc/network/interfaces file in such a way ...
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Make wlan0 interface getting up at boot?

I made a service which starts at boot (prio. 96 at any rc level) This service does ifconfig wlan0 up 3. once boot has done, I check ifconfig: there is no wlan0 4. I restart the service, I check ...
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LMDE 2 - Unstable Wifi Connection

It seems to run well for about 20 seconds, especially after freshly reconnecting. After those 20 seconds are up, it ceases all incoming and outgoing network activity for about two minutes. This is a ...
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Update Debian8 JRE 1.7 => 1.8

The OpenJDK website reports installation is a simple one line operation. Debian/Ubunutu is specifically referenced in the instructions. http://openjdk.java.net/install/ sudo apt-get install ...
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Debian can't access partition with user, only root can

I have a permission problem - my users can't access to partition. this partition is mounted with debian installer : # /data was on /dev/sdd2 during installation ...
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Windows 10 unity mode

I am running vmware workstation 11 on windows 10, and it seems Unity mode doesn't work. I've tried both Debian (jessie and stretch) with gnome-fallback (metacity), kde, and xfce as well as Ubuntu ...
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How to display caps lock status in Cinnamon's system tray?

In the system settings menu (under Applets) I have found BetterLock, but it doesn't work. Can this be fixed or is there another way to display caps lock status in the system tray?
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How to set output of terminal to external VGA display

I have laptop with broken screen and external monitor that i can connect to laptop via VGA port. Is there any way how to set output of shell(I have no GUI on installed debian) to VGA monitor? I can ...
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log password for ssh login failures

I'm managing a server and i wonder if it is possible to log the password used for a failed connexion attempt. In the auth.log, there is the user but not the password. it's just for an informative ...
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Operating system not found in virtualisation

I have download an image for a debian computer. But if I will startup that image with vmWare I get the following message: Can anyone help me? Thanks.
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Debian machine not sending mails (PHP)

I have a local vagrant debian machine hosting a Symfony php application which should sends mails with Swiftmailer. When I move this app to a pre-production or production server mails are sent, so the ...
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Preventing screensaver on lock, Gnome on Debain 8 (Jessie)

When locking my system, the screen saver immediately activates turning the screen black. How do I prevent this? I wan't the screen to stay awake during lock.
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All files in my /var/www directory were deleted randomly [closed]

I have a VM with Google Cloud Compute, and have had no trouble with it, but yesterday at 11:59am UTC, my VM just rebooted itself and decided to install a new Linux image, thus deleting my files: Aug ...
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I cannot update Kali Linu via apt-get, it's a fresh install

I installed Kali for the second time, since I tried to update to Sana. And now I can't update. It looks like it's using kotnet.kuleuven.be:53 specifically, which is this University log-in for internet ...
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Diagnosing sporadic crashes on debian jessie (stable)

My server used to be incredibly stable on wheezy. After upgrading to jessie, it is now prone to crashing about once per week. I check on my server in the morning, the machine is on and the screen is ...
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Firefox disappears after RDP Session being closed, but process still active (Debian)

I've installed xrdp, vnc4server, xfce4 and xfce4-terminal on my debian server to have a desktop on it and want to run firefox on it which should permanently have a tab open. My problem is, when I ...
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Managing Windows7 important updates in multiple systems

I need to manage four Windows7 systems and occasionally I reinstall Windows in any one of them. I only install Important Updates. I dont install Optional Updates. What I do is download all msu files ...
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Debian 8 High memory usage by rsyslogd (virtual not resident) on Debian

Good evening. So, after using Debian for a while, I noticed that each rsyslogd thread is taking a lot of memory 252MB Virtual Memory. I read that virtual memory is allocated but not used, but ...
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Exim: how to log email body

How can I log the body of an email in Exim? My specific need is to trace why an email from user www-data is being generated every so often - I can see the record of its delivery in the Exim logs, but ...
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systemd WakeSystem timer unsuspends system but doesn't run service

I'm trying to use systemd as an alarm clock (per this guide, but I'll give all the relevant details in this post). The core of the setup is these two files: /etc/systemd/system/goodmorning.timer: ...
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Kali linux 2.0 wlan0

I executed the following command not knowing that it would disable the wireless option from my settings. iw wlan0 del Is there any way to reverse the command? Any help would be really appreciated. ...
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run xrandr commands at startup in Debian Jessie with Gnome 3.14.4

I try to run this script after boot so I can use the monitor right away. It works if I run it manually after Gnome started. But putting the commands in ~/.xinitrc as stated on many pages it does not ...
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How to send email from the command line with specified sender on Debian Wheezy with Exim4?

I have search for ages trying to find out how to do this: How can I send email from the command line and specify the sender address on a box with Debian 7.8 and Exim4? This does not work: mail -s ...
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postgresql 9.1 raspberry pi could not bind IPv4 socket

when I started my working sinatra app on my Raspberry pi rev 1 machine running wheezy with the latest apt-get upgrade a few weeks ago I find that my postgresql 9.1 server is no longer running. Hunting ...
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Running debootstrap as non-root

Is it possible to run deboostrap as non-root user without sudo? What is needed for this?
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Error /dev/net/tun No such device - openvpn

I'm trying to set up openvpn on my chroot debian server. #openvpn --dev tun1 --ifconfig 10.9.8.1 10.9.8.2 Sun Aug 16 18:29:19 2015 OpenVPN 2.3.4 arm-unknown-linux-gnueabi [SSL (OpenSSL)] [LZO] ...
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How to move postgresql database from one computer to another?

I've been created an Internet service on Debian server. I want to move all data from one server to a new one. So, how can I move the postresql database? What is the best pipeline?
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debian: permission denied for all users except of root

I wrote a bash script today which might destroyed some of my user settings and/or permissions. Now I know it was quite stupid to test the script on my live-system ;). What is not working? Every ...
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Windows7 VirtualBox VM transfered from Gentoo Linux host to Debian doesn't work anymore

I had VirtualBox 4.3.6_Gentoo_r91406 on my Gentoo distribution and two VM, a Windows XP one and a Windows 7 one, both still working when I boot on Gentoo. I have moved to Debian Jessie and have here ...
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Bridging internet from wlan via ethernet (+ switch) on Debian Linux

I have a Debian PC with 2 interfaces: wlan0: a TP-link wn722n, connected to internet eth0: connected with a cable to a 4 port switch On the switch I would like to connect a couple more PC that ...
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Add Ubuntu official repository keys to Debian

I'd like to compile Ubuntu source packages on Debian. I've added a relevant deb-src line to /etc/apt/sources.list: liori:~% grep ubuntu /etc/apt/sources.list deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu ...
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Explaining to systemd that /var is symlinked to /home/var

Suppose an installation of Debian unstable, using systemd for init, with two filesystem partitions, / and /home. Suppose further that, for reasons to do with the physical disks, I have moved the ...
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No audio in flash player after MPEG2 to SWF avconv conversion

I converted a mpeg2 video to a swf file using avconv: avconv -i test.mpg -acodec libmp3lame -ar 22050 test.swf There is no issue when playing the resulting file in vlc, but in iceweasel with the ...
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Can a debian system be changed from non-rolling to rolling like Kali or is a clean install wise?

Now Kali linux 2.0 is out and it has been transformed into a rolling release system. On the official website there is a tutorial on how to upgrade Kali 1.x to Kali 2.0 by adding lines to sources.apt. ...
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Unable to solve apt-get issues Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. When I was using a wifi connection everything was working fine. Recently I have switched to a wired connection. From then when I try to update and install packages through ...
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Static Routes startup scripts issue Debian 7

I think that is a bug of Debian 7, but maybe you have any other solution than crontab and add route add to /etc/rc.local I try to add static route during system startup, but all solution below not ...
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Debian 8 No pidgin icon

Ok, I switched recentlly from Debian 8 from Debian 7. And I have a few UI problems. Pidgin icon is never shown even if I specify this in options. Neither truecrypt icon doesn't show How can I fix ...
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OpenVPN client with two interfaces

I have found many resources describing how to expose networks behind OpenVPN server. But I could not find much about following situation: one of the clients has got two interfaces one interface is ...
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How to set environment variables in /etc/environment?

I'm using Debian Jessie. I want to set some environment variables that will persist across reboots and work in non-shell environments. I've set the following in /etc/environment: SECRET_KEY=xxx ...
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mysqld stops right after starting because of corrupted tables (disk full + hardware reboot) - how to fix it?

On one of my servers, the SSD was full and I wasn't aware of it. The high-traffic website became working really slow, then started displaying errors, because even the database couldn't save new rows. ...
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Installed Linux Mint (debian) “Reboot and Select proper Boot device…”

"Reboot and Select proper boot device or Insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key " This is what I get, once I installed Linux Mint from a Live USB pendrive. On this machine ...
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How to setup an OpenVpn tunnel to IPV4 from a dualstack lite (ipv6 address only) cable modem

As of today, I am on a nice and fast new cable modem connection. Unfortunately, that connection is natted to an external shared IPV4 by my ISP. It is only possible to reach my modem via a unique IPV6 ...
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How do I compress or compact encrypted virtualbox disk image

As I have created a Debian VM inside VirtualBox by encrypting their partition. So that the OS must be running in an encrypted partition. Although while creating a disk image(VHD), I had given for ...
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How do I prompt for booting Debian in GNOME or text mode?

Sometimes I would like to boot my laptop running Debian with GNOME 3 normally, however sometimes I would like to boot into text mode without having to manually stop the gdm3 service. Currently, I have ...
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Connect to wifi via bash script in Debian

This command seems to be kinda outdated because it only supports wep: iwconfig wlan0 essid WIFI_NETWORK key s:WIFI_PASSWORD dhclient wlan0 I found an alternative way that supports wpa2, but it ...
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SMB share authentication not working

i have problem with SMB share. I have 4 directories for users and one collective dir. I make accounts for users (Linux accounts and smb accounts). I could see directories in Nautilius but can't log ...
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Minimal Kiosk Browser not working with xinit on boot

I have a problem with a booting sequence in my Raspberry Pi. My goal is to have a Minimal Kiosk Browser (kweb) run in a boot sequence. To do that, I made changes in script /etc/rc.local: (...) sh ...
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Why are there differences on Debian version information?

On the same machine if I run cat /etc/os-release, I get: cat /etc/os-release PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie)" NAME="Debian GNU/Linux" VERSION_ID="8" VERSION="8 (jessie)" ID=debian ...