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NVIDIA driver not launching X up

I have Debian Wheezy 7.6.0 installed, it's a fresh installation. I was trying to install NVIDIA drivers for my graphics card GeForce GT 540M. I successfully installed version 304.117, that has my ...
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Disappearing Crontab, Odd Files

I have a number of Debian-based systems running on an ARM-based SBC connected to a network and they've been running for years. All of a sudden, when I log onto several devices, the cron file is ...
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Creating remote user to launch one file

Here is the problem: I have made something with python that works with virtually any OS, except windows, and I have been told the people who are going to evaluate/use/try it only have windows ...
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SCEP trustpoint equivalent for ipsec scepclient

I can't seem to wrap my mind around what exactly the cisco reference to a trustpoint is, as pertains to a scep request. I am trying to perform this request on a ubiquiti edgerouter which has ...
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Newly installed Webmin/Virtualmin returns “Internal Server Errors” for all websites

I've created a Debian 7 64-bit VPS with DigitalOcean, and I have installed Webmin and Virtualmin on this server. I've created a virtual server (as virtualmin calls it) on the system and it's been ...
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Exit vi on serial console

I have this ubiquiti edge router that I have connected to using a serial adapter and Putty. After entering the vi editor, I find no way to exit. Nothing I have tried so far gets into command mode, ...
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Making proxies on Debian

Hi guys I am trying to create SOCKS Proxies on my VPS and currently am not getting too far so any help is well appreciated. Here's a few details on my VPS: It is running Debian linux, has 512mb ram ...
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Cannot start chromium on vncserver without --no-sandbox option

I've got server with Debian 7.0 and I installed vnc4server with fluxbox and chromium (same happens on google chrome, though) on it. When I try to open chromium, I get this error: PID namespaces ...
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Red Hat-Like Startup for Debian (ok symbol)?

One thing I kind of liked about the old Red Hat startup (I was using version 9) is the way it shows every process during startup with an [OK] symbol on the right (or [Failed] if it did not work), ...
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Is there an equivalent of arch linux's yaourt in debian?

I am an arch linux user using some debian machines. I am very used to using yaourt to install any and every random thing I can think of so that even random packages are version controlled on my ...
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How to apply a kernel patch from lkml?

How do I patch the kernel from a patch from lkml? Specifically this link : https://lkml.org/lkml/2014/5/9/517 I am running debian. I know how to roll a deb package, but I can't figure out how to do ...
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Debian 7.5 Prevents Access to Router, Hardware is OK

My Problem: I can't access my router from the Problem OS (Debian 7.5) of my main computer. I am sure the hardware is okay. It would be problematic to reinstall the Problem OS. Problem OS Symptoms ...
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Intermittent SSHD multiple personality disorder

I have a weird problem on a Debian Jessy box: when trying to SSH in, sometimes everything goes smoothly for days, and sometimes... It goes nuts. The madness PuTTY would tell me that the SSH key ...
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Port Forwarding with the real IP-address

How to implement port forwarding, so that would be displayed on the host real IP and non-IP machine, as it comes with SNAT DNET with IPTABLES The scheme is about the The machine-HETE with IP ...
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How to send a BREAK on a serial port from command line in Raspbian Linux?

I am looking for a way to send a serial BREAK from a shell script in the Debian Linux that comes default on a Raspberry PI without needing any additional software to be downloaded or compiled. ...
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Can't disable SSHD banner

So, I have a WD MyBookLive NAS, which runs an ugly PPC build of Debian Squeeze. It has SSH access enabled, and when I log in, I get a long banner message (closer to an epic saga in length) about ...
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Debian: Version number of installed package differ from those in repository causing dependency issues

I can't install libav-dbg due to dependency issues with version numbers of installed packages, that do not correspond to those in the repository. How is this possible, and how can i resolve the issue? ...
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Retrieve wpa_supplicant configuration generated by NetworkManager

I'm trying to debug a NetworkManager-powered wireless connection. It works when I feed wpa_supplicant with a custom wpa_supplicant.conf file written by me, but when I configure NetworkManager with the ...
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PHP in Debian Terminal not working with extensions

I have Debian 7 installed on my server with a standard LAMP stack and also Mongo DB. Mongo as well as other third party PHP extensions work correctly through apache. These extensions however do not ...
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Fancontrol service starts but exits

I start the fancontrol service but it doesn't do its job (control fans). # service fancontrol start [ ok ] Starting fancontrol (via systemctl): fancontrol.service. # service fancontrol status ...
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avahi set hostname but arp -a only displays IP

I've set my /etc/hosts and /etc/hostname on my Debian system. I also have the Avahi daemon installed and running. From my mac I run arp -a and this lists all the IP's but where the ...
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Fancontrol starts manually but fails as service

When fancontrol is started from the terminal it works fine # fancontrol Loading configuration from /etc/fancontrol ... Common settings: INTERVAL=2 Settings for ...
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How should I configure Xen to allow multiple different IP ranges in the domUs?

I'm trying to get Xen running in a setup where the domUs have a completely different IP than the dom0 (not in the same network range). This answer got everything working within the same /24 range, but ...
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Website is not loading: This page is not available

I have got a webserver. It's running on a private VPS with debian 6.0.9. On top of it I have running a Lamp stack with apache 2. Until a few days ago all was working well. But since a few days the ...
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How should I configure my interfaces with multiple IPs for Xen to use?

I have a server which has a number of IPs assigned to it. I would like to set it up as a Xen hypervisor so that each VM has its own dedicated IP. The way I have my multiple IPs setup right now is: ...
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How to activate XScreenSaver in KDE (Debian)?

How do I activate XScreenSaver in KDE (Debian)? Installation works fine, but default is the KDE screen saver / locker, and neither the KDE docs nor the XScreenSaver docs (here: ...
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Why is vlc systray icon in i3 status bar

Somehow VLC has put a little icon in my i3 status bar. I know that I can go into VLC preferences and uncheck the "Show systray icon" option to remove it, but my question is how is this happening in ...
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Where is target folder on USB booted Debian?

I need to fix some stuff on my debian sitting on my hard disk. So I booted from an USB, as it has its own ash shell. The file system is mounted to /target (so it says), but there is no folder called ...
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Switch from KDialog to Zenity

I'm using KDE 4.8.4. Is it possible to cease to use KDialog in KDE and switch to Zenity permanently? KDialog is driving me crazy. It always freezes everywhere at save and open dialogs, in Google ...
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Nautilus folders bar looks ugly… only in folder view

I'm using KDE, and I like Nautilus, so I chose it as the default folder viewer. In the folder view, the buttons that take me to previous folders look like this, which is ugly: But in Firefox, in ...
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What proccessing architecture do I have?

I am trying to install Debian on my desktop computer which uses an "Intel Pentium E2200" : http://ark.intel.com/products/33925/Intel-Pentium-Processor-E2200-1M-Cache-2_20-GHz-800-MHz-FSB I need to ...
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Map network drive and bookmark it at startup on debian

I'm working on a Debian OS (Squeeze) computer and have to access to a share folder on samba server frequently. I want to map this folder at startup, and pin mapped folder on Places panel ...
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Webcam not recognized by flash (browser)

I have a webcam that works fine in software such as camorama and cheese. However, I cannot use it in websites that allow you to use a webcam (it's not recognized). I'm using Chromium 34.0 with Flash ...
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Debian USB install cannot find hard drives

I'm attempting to install Debian wheezy onto a new server box I just built, however the auto-detection for the platter drives and SSDs (using SATA 6gbps) does not seem to pull up anything. In fact, ...
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Can't install wireshark on Debian Linux

I'm trying to install Wireshark on Debian (Debian 3.2.51-1) but i'm getting this error: apt-get install wireshark Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Strange null bytes in CN from openssl req

I need to send CSR (certificate signing request) to the SSL authority for our wildcard domain SSL certificate. I see strange values in the CN (common name) field, for example ...
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Debian - restore packages to stable after playing with unstable

I installed some unstable packages on my wheezy and now some libraries and other dependencies are all mixed up because the newer versions were installed than the ones that the packages from stable are ...
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After installing Debian 7.6 first (and any) boot I have a blank screen

I've installed Debian Wheezy 7.6 on my old Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, with no Desktop Environment and Linux kernel 3.2.0-4-amd64. Specs: CPU: T5550 - Intel Core2Duo Ram: 4GB VGA: Intel Chipset 965 ...
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Minimal install of debian, didn't install sound module, how to get sound working?

I did a minimal install of debian wheezy and then upgraded to jessie. When installing wheezy, I didn't install any of the optional modules. I remember there being one about sound but I assumed I would ...
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What does dbconfig-common do? Should I use it?

For several packages, the installer asks you if you'd like to use 'dbconfig-common'. After some Googling, I can't really find (in plain old English) what the heck that package brings to the table, ...
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Debian Wheezy Linux Installing Packages Missing Dependency ( Potp 1.7 )

I am a total linux noob. All I really know is apt-get ( to an extent) su , cd ,and dd and a few other minor things. I am trying to install a disk encryption package. ...
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xrandr output refresh rates are all 0.0, how can I figure out my refresh rate?

I can tell by eye that my monitor is running at 1920x1080, but I want to confirm that it is running at 60hz. However, running xrandr gives the following output: xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma ...
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xen tool xl not available

I am running debian wheezy I have already run apt-get install xen-tools $ sudo apt-get install xen-tools sudo: unable to resolve host wheezy-xen Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Installing Debian alongside Windows 8.1 Pro: but on a separate HDD?

I just got my hands on another HDD, and am interested in dual booting Windows 8.1 Pro and Debian Jessie. Anyone got a guide on how to do this or instructions? Also, mods: This isn't the same as just ...
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How do I repair an SD card whose partition format cannot be recognized?

I have a 2GB SD card that was reportedly unreadable on several digital cameras and computers, and I need to get data from it. When I put it in my Mac using a card reader and check Disk Utility or use ...
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Multiple idle stages

I am currently setting up my new debian installation on a T430s with gnome as DE and i3 as window manager. Many gnome functions do not work because of the missing gnome-shell. I want to create the ...
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Replaced a RAID 10 drive on my Debian server - what do I do next?

I have 4 x 3TB drives in a RAID 10 array. One failed, so is now removed. /proc/mdstat Personalities : [linear] [multipath] [raid0] [raid1] [raid6] [raid5] [raid4] [raid10] md127 : active ...
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How to add custom keyboard shortcuts in Debian 7

Have a reasonably recent download of Debian 7. Trying unsuccessfully to set keybindings, specifically <Super>+t type stuff for terminal etc like I have in OpenBox elsewhere. Default Gnome ...
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How to install 32Bit Windows game Floyd on Debian AMD64

I'm stuck at running install for Floyed, which is an 32Bit application on a Debian 64Bit x86 system (unstable). I've installed wine32 as well as a bunch of :i386 libraries, but getting these errors ...
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Debian Boot Problems: Cannot get back into windows

I am having a sincere problem. I'm not experienced in Linux, but my friend said I should try Debian, so I installed it. This is bugging me because I don't really like it, but I cannot get back to ...