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Cannot stat: operation not permitted (Debian)

I tried to install ant onto debian with apt-get install ant --no-install-recommends --no-install-suggests. I got the error message: dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/ant_1.8.2-4_all.deb ...
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Is there an equivalent to debirf for CentOS?

I've been using debirf to create a ram-only image of Debian. Is there an equivalent tool for CentOS?
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How to install Virtual Box Guest Additions on Debian?

I have a Debian 8.1 (headless) virtual machine (guest). How do I install the Virtual Box Guest Additions? The question How can I install virtual box guest addition is answered for Ubuntu by sudo ...
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How to find out what Debian version I am using?

I have access to a Debian machine via SSH. How do I find out what version of Debian is installed? This is possibly a duplicate of What is the version of my debian system?. That question is answered ...
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Cannot locate running X server

I'm trying to run an X application over PuTTy from a Windows machine with Xming. The X server machine is Debian 8.1 and headless. I'm attempting to debug a separate issue with another application, but ...
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How to disable Nouvea before Linux boots

I am trying to install the proprietary Nvidia driver on my linux machine ( Nvidia GeForce GTX 750, Debian w/Linux 4.1.2.1 ). In order to use Nvidia's .run file, I need to disable nouveau. The .run ...
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wlan0 connects, but I cant ping anything

New install of Debian jessie. eth0 working fine, wireless card is able to connect to various APs; but while on wireless I'm able to ping only myself (localhost or 127.0.0.1). APs are working with ...
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Failed Installing linux-image-3.2.0-4-amd64

I always get this error messages when doing sudo apt-get upgrade > apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following ...
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How can I get net.lo back in Debian?

I've found ways to do this for Gentoo (copy/paste and/or emerge baselayout), but I'm running Debian. In dom0 I've accidentally deleted /etc/init.d/net.lo. Don't ask, it was a stupid mistake. How can ...
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Have two pythons, how to uninstall/delete links to one?

Here is the original question I have python 2.7.10 installed from sources (compile && make && make install) and 2.7.3, unknown origin. Seems pip available from command line is from ...
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Issues changing default terminal in Debian

I've installed gnome-terminal on my Debian PC which is running KDE on top of it. I've tried to replace default terminal emulator using "default applications" and sudo update-alternatives –config ...
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Empty select box on chromium / debian

On chromium/ debian, sometimes, select boxes are empty, as you can see: whereas, on another browser, iceweasel (eg firefox), the selct box appears correctly. Even on chromium, this problem is ...
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xpdf copy & paste and unicode

Since updating to debian jessie I have a problem with copy and paste from PDF files using xpdf: only letters/symbols contained in ASCII are copied correctly. All other symbols/letters are in some way ...
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To open lrzip-compressed in Debian 8.1

I downloaded the SageMath jessie package here but I cannot open it. I get the warning in ArchiveManager Could not open this file type There is no command installed for Tar archive (lrzip-compressed) ...
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Connecting Raspberry Pi to network through ethernet

For testing reasons (need a pingable address on this network), I'm trying to set up a Raspberry Pi on a fiber network with a static IP, connecting with an ethernet cable. The FDX, LNK, and 100 LEDs ...
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Linux CLI colors wrong output

I have a few different linux systems and some of them the color looks ok and right. Other ones the colors are darker and bold. I have checked my putty settings and output from dircolors and they ...
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Debian Linux Desktop Environment breaking

I have recently started using Debian Linux as part of my project regarding Cubieboard PCs (Basically, a Raspberry Pi clone, identical hardware). One Cubie board has a Cubian X distro up, another ...
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Mouse does not work on chrome after upgrading from 44.0.2403.89-1 to 45.0.2454.15-1

Today I upgraded (apt-get updateand apt-get upgrade) my Debian Jessy 64-bit and after this, new version of google-chrome (Google Chrome 45.0.2454.15 beta) is kinda frozen if I try to move of click on ...
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SSH tunneling to non-Apple machine using Back To My Mac

I have little home network with two Macs, Debian-based server and latest AirPort Extreme base station. Unfortunately my IPS uses PAT (double-NAT) and I have no public IP address. On my work machine I ...
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configure gnome3 with 2 graphic cards and 3 monitors

I'm using Debian Jessie with two graphic cards and 3 Monitors. One on the onboard card and two on an internal card. I can select and configure the two monitors on the internal card but can't get to ...
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How do I automatically connect at startup to a bluetooth mouse on Debian 8?

I've got a Microsoft bluetooth mouse and I'd like it to work right away at boot. I've used bluetoothctl to pair and trust it, and I can connect to it, but only if I put the mouse in discoverable ...
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Custom script in /etc/rc.local - not starting X properly

I made a script called starter.sh: #!/bin/bash while true; do sudo fluxbox & sudo -u pi epiphany-browser -a --profile ~/.config http://localhost/index.php & sleep 2s done; Which is ...
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“Missing LSB tags and overrides” error on /etc/init.d script

I made a script as showed in this tutorial: http://edv-huber.com/index.php/problemloesungen/15-custom-splash-screen-for-raspberry-pi-raspbian But after executing a command: insserv ...
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Can`t connect to IRC Server: Closing Link (Install identd)

I installed a Hybrid-IRC Server on my linux Vserver. If i try to connect to my IRC Server with Xchat i get this: "Closing Link (Install identd)", but if i use a online IRC client like kiwiirc.com or i ...
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Best way to implement a GUI under Debian Linux [closed]

I'm currently using Bacula backup software under Debian Linux, all is good except the fact that it doesn't come up with a GUI. I had a look at all existing GUI out there, but none of them is what I ...
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Why am I constantly running out of entropy?

So I've been trying to create a new GPG key, and keep getting this well-known error: Not enough random bytes available. Please do some other work to give the OS a chance to collect more entropy! ...
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Restrict access from group in Debian

I need to restrict access for a few users in Debian 7. I basically only want them to be able to login with their accounts so they can use SSH to forward their web traffic through my server as a proxy. ...
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How can I install Debian Jessie on a Lenovo Thinkpad T450s via a USB stick?

I just bought a Lenovo Thinkpad T450s with Windows 7 pre-installed. I'd like to install Debian Jessie. I obtained an .iso file here (I selected amd64 from the Small CDs or USB sticks section). After ...
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Transfer files Windows 7 and Ubuntu Samba slow

I have Ubuntu Server 14 Connect by SFTP from client Windows 7 to Server Ubuntu and transfer files is slow Also from Windows 7 connect to Drive Ubuntu Samba and is equal transfer files slow Also ...
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Beaglebone DHCP Server Assigns its Own IP Address

I'm trying to run a DHCP server on my Beaglebone Black (running Debian), and I want to give it a static IP address - 192.168.17.1 - but it keeps assigning itself its own different IP address - ...
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gnome 3.14, set default audio out as SPDIF

using gnome 3.14 under debian stable. every boot, i get sound on both aux output and SPDIF. and the volume widget/shorcuts will only change the volume on aux. when i open the audio settings, then it ...
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how to resume a screen session?

When I log to my SSH, I have 2 screen sessions: screen -list There are screens on: 4278.chat (07/16/15 14:26:47) (Attached) 15127.notifier (07/16/15 13:27:57) ...
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xset dpms command is not shutting down the monitor

I have a problem with this command: xset dpms force off. It puts the screen black, but it doesnt shut down nor suspend (with suspend command) the monitor. The command 'xset -q' shows that DPMS is ...
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Empty Boot folder on chroot Debian

I have wanted to create a custom livecd of Debian. I created a basic Debian (jessie) with debootstrap and began to configuring it. When I wanted to get vmlinuz and initrd files, I could not find them ...
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Raspberry Pi openvt broken (file descriptor error)

I am running the (I think) newest version 2015-05-05 of Raspbian wheezy on my Pi B+. I made it into a UPnP server by minidlna so it will be constantly running. I have some display like this hooked up ...
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How do I give files and directories created by FTP the correct permissions for Apache to read and write them?

I'm more a Windows person, so please excuse my ignorance with this basic Linux question. I am looking after a Linux (Debian) server which only has Apache2 and vsftp installed on it. What is ...
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Citrix Receiver is not fully redrawing the screen on a Raspberry Pi 2

Setup Information Device: Raspberry Pi 2, model B Image: RPiTC 2 Release 1.1 (Runs Debian) downloaded from http://rpitc.blogspot.com Updated to Citrix Receiver 13.2 ARMHF Issue When I connect using ...
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Trying to enable bluetooth on startup (Debian)

I have already paired and connected some devices successfully. In order to do so I had to use rfkill. $ sudo bluetoothctl [bluetooth]# power on Failed to set power on: org.bluez.Error.Blocked ...
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Pinging an address shows request timeout

I am totally a newbie of Linux trying to remotely log into Debian from OS X via SSH. After installing OpenSSH on the server, ssh -vvv ***.***.***.165 gives the following output: debug1: Reading ...
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Debian server not successfully upgrade

I did an upgrade for my Debian server from version 7 to 8. The upgrade was very messy, mainly due to an issue that I wrote here. I could almost tell the upgrade is not successful. But when I check ...
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No space left on device when upgrading Debian 7 to 8

I want to upgrade my Debian server from 7 to 8. It failed, and the error was : dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-3.16.0-4-amd64_3.16.7-ckt11-1_amd64.deb (--unpack): ...
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Debian and Windows [closed]

For my school project we have been asked to talk about the similarities between Linux and Windows, and to relate some of the tasks we have done in school with Windows (both GUI and CL). Does anyone ...
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DD-WRT AP with ethernet bridge

Good evening everyone! I'm looking to host a wifi access point using my DD-WRT (Linksys WRT54G) with a PC running Kali Linux 1.1.0 (Debian) to monitor the traffic. Effectively the traffic would flow ...
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Suspend does not work on Debian Jessie

Today I observed that suspend sometimes does not work properly in freshly installed Debian Jessie. After executing suspend (Alt + Shut Down button) the following message appears on black screen: ...
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Conky not autostarting on boot - Debian 8 (jessie)

I can't get Conky to autostart on boot. Heres the init-script I've got: #! /bin/sh # /etc/init.d/autoconky ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: autoconky # Required-Start: $remote_fs $syslog ...
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Debian - no desktop environments to choose

I am currently installing Debian 8 (debian8.1.0-amd64-i386-netlist.iso) with graphical installer from a USB drive . After partition selection, I don't see the option to select Desktop environments ...
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debian create wlan hotspot: Also from a VM?

I am looking for a way to create a WLAN hotspot from a debian system. I already found some tutorials. EG: hotspotd youtube video But: They are not working. A hotspot is created but I cannot connect ...
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I am new in OVS and linux. I created a connection OVS and packet Generator. unable to connect OVS with two physical ports eth0 and eth1 of a computer

I am new in linux and OVS. I have to connect OVS with two physical ports as following: |-------------| | |eth1 | |-----| | | | |1 | | |test | | | | |2 | | |_____| ...
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No sound coming from laptop headphone on Kali Linux

I'm running Kali Linux 1.1.0 on UEFI mode I'm in trouble with headphone jack.Speaker works well, but headphone don't have any sound, it's worked perfect before, but suddenly the sound on headphone ...
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Using two persistence partitions on Debian 8 to increase storage

I use Debian Jess 8.0 with a persistence partition but no other permanent filesystem. I boot the live-cd from an SD card. Here is my persistence.conf file: /bin /sbin /boot /etc /home /lib/modules ...