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hostapd virtual wlan interface no ip from dnsmasq

I have installed hostapd and also dnsmasq to ppovide dhcp only. On the virtual interfaces i do see the ssid and all. So hostapd seems to work fine( although i am not sure). When i try to connect to ...
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Unable to SSH into freshly installed debian VM, “Permission denied, please try again.” error

I just set up a Debian 7 VM. I can ping my VM from host OS, which is Ubuntu 14.1, but can not ssh into VM. Here is the output of ssh -v EDIT: I am using virtulbox. I am not using any command line ...
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Debian - Cannot compile Mesa 9.0.3 or 10.2.8 for Team Fortress 2

I think about playing Team Fortress 2 on Kali Linux (a Debian Wheezy stable distribution with customized Debian Sid kernel) since a long time now, but couldn't because of the following graphical ...
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Linux Full Disk Backup of a Remote System?

I have a home file server in the following configuration: 4 HDDs of 2TB each 1 USB flash drive running the Debian OS of 8GB I would like to make a full disk backup of the OS flash drive to another ...
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ATOP Parseable Output with TAB instead space

Does anyone know how can i export ATOP data using tab as separator instead of spaces? Or if are there any way to replace the spaces outside parentheses for tabs? Thanks a lot
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Visual editor for graphviz DOT files

Sometimes big .gv/.dot Graphviz DOT files I write get screwed when I use dot to export them to .png. Circles get kind of almost-stacked and arrows start to get hard to follow. I seem to be in the need ...
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System hangs at boot after making application autostart

I developed an application using Qt for Debian-KDE platform. To make application automatically start at boot, I cretae a Desktop Entry file in /home/user_name/.kde/Autostart/ This leads to freeze ...
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chown - operation not permitted as root

I'm using ISPConfig + Apache2 on a Debian server. I created a user which is going to be used for a certain client folder in /var/www/clients. Whenever I run the command chown -R user123 client2 as ...
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Failing to load a module on udev event

I have a pretty simple udev rule which is executed when a USB is plugged into my Debian machine: SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", KERNEL=="sd?", ACTION=="add", RUN+="/usr/local/bin/USB/t.sh \ %k" My t.sh is also ...
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Linux - Encrypt folder (no kernel modules allowed)

I'm trying to encrypt a folder on the fly on Debian Wheezy or create an encrypted container. The problem is: My VPS provider doesn't allow kernel modules. So far I tried EncFS, eCryptFS, dm-crypt and ...
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Apache server not accessible over Internet:

I am trying to access my web server (Debian, running Apache 2.2.22) from outside my LAN but the web browser says "This webpage is not available" when I type a.b.c.d:8080 in my URL bar (a.b.c.d is my ...
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Is my server still vulnerable to Shell Shock?

I updated my Debian server since Shell Shock vulnerability was known. Before update, I had: $ env x='() { :;}; echo vulnerable' bash -c "echo this is a test" vulnerable this is a test Now, I have: ...
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Udev rule not working on Debian.

I can detect and mount my USB drive on my Debian VM machine. And the first post here works on my Ubuntu machine. Should not it work on Debian too? It doesn't ofcourse. Why is that?
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What happens when directory contents change during tar?

I have a large directory that I'm taring. It takes a long time and I was wondering what happens when the directory contents change whilst tar is still doing its thing.
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How do I fix the shellshock security vulnerability in debian testing/jessie?

the test command x='() { :;}; echo vulnerable' bash shows that my debian jessie installation is vulnerable, even with the latest updates. Research shows that there's a patch for stable and ...
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USB fails to be mounted or detected on Debian machine

My lsusb command says this: Bus 001 Device 002: ID 80ee:0021 VirtualBox USB Tablet Bus 002 Device 005: ID 0951:1642 Kingston Technology DT101 G2 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 ...
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Take a screenshot with VLC in debian CLI

I have a peerflix stream on my linux machine which I want to open with VLC, take several screenshots at pre defined sections and save them to disk. I managed to get this to work on windows using the ...
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What is the relationship between Unix, Linux, Ubuntu and Debian?

What is the relationship between Unix, Linux, Ubuntu, and Debian? I suspect they are all Operating Systems that are based upon one another - similar to how Windows is based on DOS. Is my suspicion ...
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Availability of new apt syntax

I've noticed on Ubuntu >= 14.04, it is possible to use such syntax as apt install mypackage, no longer requiring use of the traditional set of apt tools like apt-get and apt-cache. Not only is the ...
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debian connect to wireless always fails

I am trying to connect my Debian jessie machine to a wireless network with SSID myssid. When I issue the command # iw dev wlan0 connect -w myssid it shows the following: wlan0 (phy #0): connected to ...
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How to scan using Canon MF3010 in Debian

Recently I bought a Canon MF3010 All in one printer. I got the printing to work after installing the drivers from Canon's website and adding it in CUPS. How ever I am unable to make use of the ...
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Need help installing Shrewsoft VPN Client on Linux via CLI

I have been trying to get the Shrewsoft VPN client to run on my Debian x64 server without success. I compiled and installed it without errors. Executing ikec without parameters returns no errors. ...
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{Debian}External disk unmounting and corrupting on big files upload with seafile

So I recently bought a little dev board (radxa) to use with a spare external drive that I had to create a dropbox clone. At first I was using Owncloud but due to my system limitation (32 bit) php ...
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Add option to GDM 3.x that does not have gui

You know how when you login with GDM, and you can select a variety of desktop environments? For instance, mine has Cinnamon, GNOME 3, xfce. How could I add an option that logs you in without a gui? ...
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What prevents my server being contactable from the internet?

I have 3 devices in my home network; a Netgear ReadyNAS, a Raspberry Pi [Pi1] running Raspbian Debian and a Raspberry Pi [Pi2] running XBMC which I think is also based on Debian. I have set up 3 port ...
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How to use update-alternatives for a given user

Is there any way to use update-alternative "user wide" ? I mean that it would be great to set preferences per user. Does Debian provide some tools for that ?
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Create RAM disk on the VM, or on the host?

I am interacting programatically between two programs (Matlab, and ISpice), where one program writes a file to disk then the other reads it and writes another file to disk, which is read by the first. ...
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Starting a .jar GUI file using Linux

So I have Raspberry Pi running Debian and I also have a .jar program that has a GUI for Point-of-Sale System. So how do you configure Linux to start the x window system without displaying a full ...
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How to go through this duplicity stalled connection?

I am trying to set up backups via duplicity. Here is the use case: ~$ duplicity --encrypt-key CA17A4FA --progress --ssh-options="-l 8192" ~/Documents/ ssh://my.distant.host/save/docs/Documents Local ...
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{Debian}External disk unmounting on big files upload with seafile [duplicate]

So I recently bought a little dev board (radxa) to use with a spare external drive that I had to create a dropbox clone. At first I was using Owncloud but due to my system limitation (32 bit) php ...
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How to tell in linux when new USB devices are found?

Is there some way of telling when a change in hardware has been found in linux besides repeatedly polling for all the hardware and checking for changes? For instance, I wrote a script to mount my ...
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range of ssh tunnel port

I use ssh tunneling with : ssh -i <my_file> -R *:0:localhost:80 <my_name>@<host>. With the port = 0, the server assign me a port. How does the server choose and how can I config the ...
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Show notification as root to other users on KDE

I need to show notification messages to different users as root on a Debian system running KDE with a bash or python script. What I tried so far are: export DISPLAY=:X (X symbolizes the remote host ...
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Can Linux be installed successfully on an intel atom D2500/GMA3600?

I'm triyng to install debian on an intel D2500HN motherboard that features the GMA3600 Power VR video chip. I tested various versions, 32 and 64 bit but the result is always the same: an artifact ...
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ST201 Ethernet driver for linux

I found an old Dell Optiplex GX620 and plan on using it as a router for a network for our student club. There is one ethernet controller onboard on the motherboard, and a friend had an older PCI ...
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alias mysql in .bashrc not working after login/reboot

After running apt-get update && apt-get upgrade this doesn't work anymore When I type mysql in the command line this error is returned -bash: mysql: command not found If I run this it ...
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mounting nfs gives “access denied by server while mounting (null)”

I've recently upgraded one of our machines to debian Squeeze from lenny. Previously, these machines mounted 2 NFS shares /home and /home/scans/data After the upgrade they can only mount one at a ...
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Apache 2 Setup Subdomain using VirtualHost only works locally

I'm aware that there are already questions like this, but those did not help. I am running apache2 on debian 7 and I can access my site locally through 192.168.1.x and others can access it by my IP ...
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Debian + Bumblebee doesn't run CUDA

I have laptop with descret NVIDIA card and Debian Wheezy. I need use NVIDIA Optimus and CUDA. When I install Bumbleebee NVIDIA Optimus work correctly, but I can't run CUDA programs. This falls on ...
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Debian 7 vs Ubuntu Server 14.04 for 32-bit VM “network nodes”

I plan to make a number of small VM's (virtualbox) that will serve as networking nodes for various VPS servers, local appliances, private domain servers (AD), and various other web services provided ...
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Copy to clipboard from Mono-ran programs does not work in Debian testing

I was running KeePass (http://keepass.info/) using Mono on Debian Wheezy. I was able to copy usernames and passwords from KeePass to KDE using (mono? wine?) clipboard. I found I needed to switch to ...
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Debian: How to find which repository a package is located in?

I want to install a file libgmp-dev on my Debian Wheezy. Which repository should I add to my sources.list? In general, how to find in which repository a given package/program is available? Or is it ...
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Google cloud compute - access attached disk

I have been trying to access an attached disk, but can't. I would be fine just using my boot disk, but it seems that whenever i do this I end up in a raid style formation, with all my data being ...
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SSH authorized_keys and newline

I am trying to configure SSH with public-key authentication on Debian. I can't seem to get it to work because auth.log keeps saying that can't read key type:...(key line)\n. It keeps complaining ...
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Debian SSH authorized_keys is being ignored

I'm using authorized_keys to restrict the usable commands for an user. The owner of the ~/.ssh and the file is the root and set to chmod 700 ~/.ssh chmod 600 ~/.ssh/authorized_keys This was working ...
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Debian Jessie xfce4: Customize Theme

How can I set the border width and increase the system fonts? I can only set font size for application menu and window title in Settings -> Appearance and Settings -> Window Manager but not for menu ...
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Installing TexLive on headless Debian Wheezy machine

I want to install TexLive on a headless machine running Debian Wheezy (X11 is not installed). However, when I run apt-get it wants to pull in X11 packages. As I access the machine via SSH, and would ...
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flag a file as a config file in a Debian package

The usual search terms get a little confused when I try to Google this. I'm trying to figure out how one flags a file as a configuration file while building a Debian package (debuild). According to ...
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Can't install debian header 3.12-1-686-pae

I'm trying to use virtualbox who need linux header but I can't found mine. sudo apt-get -y install linux-headers-`uname -r` Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Copying a file from Debian to Windows 8 using Samba is really slow

I've been running a simple Debian Wheezy server (CubieTruck 3) for a while now and since a couple of days the transfer speeds between my desktop (Windows 8) and the server are really slow (50kb/s - ...