Debian GNU/Linux is a widespread Linux distribution focusing on stability, security, and the free software philosophy.

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How to install Debian GNU/Linux without Removing Windows or Formating

I want to install debian on my computer, and I already have Windows on it. Is there any way i can install Debian on a partition without removing what's in it or formatting? I can't get past the setup, ...
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Debian SSH two step auth

How can I setup two step auth like two passwords ? On Debian 7 with latest SSH. And without using Google auth or something simillar.
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Where does the httpd.conf reside in GCE Apache?

I have a simple, django application which I would like to push to production on a google compute engine server. The GCE server is running Debian-Wheezy. I have installed apache2, django 1.6.2 and ...
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How to browse Samba network shares from PC Settings in Windows 8.1

For some time I have kept a lot of my files stored on a home server running Debian Linux with Samba. I have several shares connected as network drives and, using the desktop interface under Windows ...
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Digital Function Keys is disabled after resume on Debian

I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon and I have Debian testing on it. Everything seems to work now except that the touch enabled digital display strip that is just above the keyboard ( not sure what it is ...
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Postfix allows unauthenticated users to send emails

Hey I set up Postfix to use cyrus SASL implantation and I'm able to login and send emails, but I can still telnet on port 25 and send mails even if I'm not authenticated, which I whish to deny. ...
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How do I deploy IPv6 within a LAN using a Debian based router?

My ISP started using DHCPv6, which means with this /etc/network/interfaces... auto lo eth0 eth1 iface lo inet loopback allow-hotplug eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.0.1 netmask ...
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Bug or syntax change on Debian's “curl” 7.36? Mess when trying to save sequential files with brackets/hash

(Perhaps specifically 7.36.0-1, which is shown as the most recent available on my package manager). I think there was such a bug some time ago, but perhaps it was back in curl 7.33, I can't ...
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Recommendation for a linux virtualization homemade open-source server build [on hold]

I'm looking to built a central virtual server with XenServer for a couple of Debian and Ubuntu server and I was wondering what you guys think of it. What is your recommendation, criticism, et cetera. ...
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MDADM RAID 5 disk missing after reboot

I have a server with 6 disks (4x2TB + 2x4TB). I put the 2TB disks in 2 RAID 0 and the resulting 2 4TB RAIDs with the 2 4TB disks in a RAID 5 array. The RAID works fine until I reboot the server. After ...
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Error on unchanged system: hub 4-0:1.0: unable to enumerate USB device on port 1

I have a laptop running debian wheezy: $ uname -a Linux *pcname* 3.2.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.2.54-2 i686 GNU/Linux I recently made a debian boot usb like so: sudo dd ...
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Windows 7 partition disappeared from hard drive

I had a windows 7 and Debian 7 install and I've been using the computer fine for almost a year. A couple weeks ago I tried to load Windows and realized the boot option in grub was missing. After ...
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How to configure XFCE bottom panel?

I switched from Windows to Linux (Sparky Linux based on Debian Testing Jessie) with xfce 4 as desktop. My problem is that I'm unable to configure my bottom panel: If I right-click it, no context ...
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Groups and users to delete after installation

I'm configuring my home server, OS is Debian Wheezy from netinstall. There are many groups and users which (rather) I will not use, like games. Currently, I removed groups like fax, tape, cdrom and ...
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Debian - Firefox is Very Slow, Chromium is Very Fast

I'm working on a fresh install of Debian Wheezy, running Firefox 28.0 64-bit (although I've also tried 17.0). FF does not have any plugins installed, and all about:config is set to default. Firefox ...
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Tracking down edits to my /etc/hosts file

Every hour at :49, my hosts file is being replaced with the following: # Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp. # # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows. # # This file ...
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How to know if you are using Ubuntu or Debian? [duplicate]

I know Ubuntu is based on Debian but I would like to find out if I am running debian or ubuntu. Uname: uname -a Result:Linux test 2.6.18.8-x86_64-linode10 #1 SMP Tue Nov 10 16:29:17 UTC 2009 ...
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Installing ownCloud 6 with Apache 2.2 and multiple hostnames

I am running two websites, with two different domains, on my Debian Wheezy server with Apache 2.2. Now, I want to also get an installation of ownCloud installed. I used apt-get to install it, so that ...
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How to install i386 package under amd64 ubuntu/debian

All existing answers I found are for the pre-multiarch era (chroot) https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MultiArch says it is OK to install i386 package on amd64 under the multiarch environment, but ...
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Route internet traffic from openvpn tun0 to eth0

I can't figure it out. How do I give chosen VPN-users access to internet trough eth0? All server traffic goes trough eth1. The eth0 is only supposed to give VPN-users internet access on chosen ports ...
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Apache2 server not working when outside of LAN

I'm running Apache 2.2.22 on Debian wheezy. My router is a Linksys E3200 I can access my apache server from within my LAN by typing in 192.168.1.xxx into the address bar. But if I'm at school and use ...
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QT Application on Debian 7 ignores keyboard

I'm trying to get a teamspeak 3 client to run over a tightvnc -> xrdp session on Debian 7. As far as I know, TS3 uses QT as its GUI toolkit. I can open the application and the window gets shown, but ...
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How to debug an ssh terminal session?

I'm having an issue with a block of machines running debian 6 (ARM). When I ssh to them I'm only able to get about 3 lines of output from any command (eg 'ps -ax') before the session is locked up and ...
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File System for virtualization server [on hold]

I am going to be running a Proxmox (a virtualization distro based on debian wheezy) server. There is going to be 1 or 2 KVM vm and 2 - 3 openVZ containers running at any given time. I want to be able ...
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No Bluetooth adaptors found

I have problems enabling my bluetooth in my newly bought Lenovo Ideapad B490 Series. I have searched the internet for solutions. It isn't even listing in lspci or lsusb. Any help would be greatly ...
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L2TP/IPSec stopped working after openssl upgrade

VPN connections from my MacBook / iOS devices to a Debian server having openswan / xl2tp were working just fine until I used apt-get to upgrade everything due to openssl heartbleed announcement. Now ...
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uninstall libc6 package by dpkg

I have install "libc6_2.17-0ubuntu5.1_amd64.deb" on my ubuntu server 12.04. The orginal libc6 on system is 2.15. After install the package, I check it by: ldd --version it shows: ldd (Ubuntu ...
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How to install kernel 3.9 in Debian Jessie from repos?

I was wondering if it is possible to install kernel 3.9 in Debian Jessie from repos. A brief check shows that there are only 2.6, 3.2 and 3.13 kernels in repos Compiling my own kernel is the last ...
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2 computers 1 wifi connection 1 ethernet connection bridge?

My computer setup is very strange not being able to ethernet directly to my network. I have 2 terminals(desktop computers) both running linux(ubuntu 12.04.04 server). I have attempted to use brctl ...
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unrar all rar files in a directory with linux

I am trying to extract many rar files at once, but with no successful. I am trying in the order: >ls *.rar|xargs unrar x >ls *.rar|xargs unrar e >unrar e -r *.rar >for f in *.rar;do unrar ...
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Unable to access samba file share

Aim Trying to access Samba share from Debian box to all other machines within my LAN. If it's any help, my Samba version is 3.6.6. Problem The Debian box is not showing up anywhere within the ...
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“pure-network” install of linux from FreeDOS

I would like to make an install of (Debian) Linux on a laptop I have just received, currently operating freedos. Following the ideas on ...
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How to debug freezing Xorg?

At the very beginning, I am aware that I can provide very little info on my problem (and actually I'm ashamed about it). Thus, although I'd like to fix it, I'm asking first on how to get to the root ...
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admin users not working on Samba 3

I am setting up a new Samba3 domain on Debian Wheezy. I installed the packages, and tweaked the smb.conf file to my liking. I cannot access the shares though, except those I'm supposed to based on my ...
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After debian downgrade all packages are in local or obsolete

I have weird problem: because, after downgrading from Debian jessie (testing) to wheezy (stable) - by changing sources.lost. Apt-get don't want to downgrade packages, but they are in Installed (local ...
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How do I get Xen domU guests to have internet access?

How do I get Xen domU guests to have internet access? What tools can I use to diagnose the problem? Are there log files I can examine? (I'm new linux and networking and VMs. Please execuse me if I ...
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Debian: updating package lists with apt-offline, --simulate not understood for apt-get update

I can't use apt-offline to update my package lists, which means that I will get many 404s when trying to install older versions of packages that it thinks it's downloading from the .sig file it ...
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apt-get update still doesn't find autoconf

I'm using Debian Squeeze, was trying to update automake and then in the process of configuring found that autoconf was too old. Trying to install autoconf, I get this: apt-get install autoconf ...
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How to unmount a USB drive which is not mounted under /media directory

I am running Gnome 3 on Debian Wheezy. I want to unmount a USB drive without sudo or root privileges. I've googled and found out that there are eject and pumount commands available. However, those ...
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Automatically switch to Cyrillic in Insert Mode in Vim

Is it possible to make Vim switch to Cyrillic keyboard layout when I go to Insert Mode, then switch back to English for Command Mode (perhaps by executing setxkbmap)? Currently, I use it to edit a ...
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How to install APT on Debian Linux

I've uninstalled APT due to A LOT of issues, but it seems that I can't install it again. Can someone please help me? I'm running Linux kali 3.12-kali1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.12.6-2kali1 (2014-01-06) ...
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How to solve mounted partition error in Debian 7

I installed MATE on Debian 7 (LXDE), and encountered problems with both ntfs and ext4 partitions when I mount any partitions (ntfs, ext) using MATE file manager (Caja). I don't recall how it was with ...
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Remove i486 kernel (retain i686 kernel) after install

I'm repurposing an older 32-bit machine. After a Debian install, I have the following GRUb entries: Linux 3.2.0-4-486 Linux 3.2.0-4-686 I don't need the i486 kernel. I have been deleting the i486 ...
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Dolphin KDE error Not authorized

I'm using KDE 4.12 on Debian Sid and I have a little annoying problem. The USB inserted in the at the boot are mounted without problems. If I insert a new USB I get Not Authorized error in dolphin and ...
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Valgrind can't find debug symbols, even with --extra-debuginfo-path

I'm attempting to install Valgrind on an embedded Debian-based PowerPC system. I've managed to cross-compile it successfully, but now it's complaining that it can't find debug information. I've put ...
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no version information available (required by /usr/bin/ssh)

I am getting no version information available when making ssh. Openssl verion: sat:~# openssl version OpenSSL 1.0.1f 6 Jan 2014 Here is output of ldd /usr/bin/ssh: /usr/bin/ssh: ...
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Debian - OS hard drive full after reboots, un-full after next reboot

Every couple of days now it seems that my media server will stop working and require a couple reboots. Plex media server stops working and that's my sign. I shutdown and turn on the computer and I get ...
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Copy from Debian to mounted CIFS share hangs

I have a backup script run by a cron job on my Debian server. It creates a .tar.gz file from /home and copies it to a mounted CIFS share onto a Windows XP machine. It has been running without a ...
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`apache2ctl restart` makes apache forget about cgi-bin [migrated]

On my Debian machine (running the apache as packaged by Debian, package 2.4.7-1), every time apache restarts through apache2ctl restart or apache2ctl graceful, it forgets about my cgi-bin directory: ...
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Debian disable su to root user

I am currently using Debian 7 (Wheezy) and I am trying to disable the su command only when the target user is root and not a privileged user. For example, let's suppose the following users exist: ...