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Cannot load tp_smapi module on thinkpad x60

I have an old thinkpad x60 running debian. Recently, I brought a new battery, to check the stats(manufacture-data, first use etc ..) I installed a common program called tlp on the machine. But It ...
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Can I set up some sort of local, home-only “cloud computing” system - where a computer offloads some of its computational load to another?

I have a Windows 8 laptop that wheezes under the strain of just a few open youtube tabs (1.0 Ghz processor), and a Linux (Debian stable "wheezy") desktop (3.4 Ghz, 8 cores) that is mostly idle unless ...
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Can't get Windows 8.1 to appear in loader list in GRUB

I have a Dell laptop with Win 8.1 preinstalled and wanted to dual boot to Linux. So I partitioned off 100gb of the main and only hard drive and installed Kali Linux (Debian 7). It asked if I wanted to ...
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make Xvfb listen only on local ip

to use graphical software even on my debian based systems without graphic cards (or in addition to its main graphic) i use the virtual frame buffer x server Xvfb. I am starting it with a little bash ...
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SELinux Error with chcat “Requires at least one category”

I have been trying to figure out what's wrong with my chcat syntax. I keep running into this issue: root@dangerzone:~# chcat -l -- +SystemLow,+SystemHigh john /usr/bin/chcat: Requires at least one ...
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WSGI, Ngnix, Python3, Debian Wheezy: what pkgs to install, how does it all fit in?

I'm working on a web-site. I would like to add some database functionality eventually: for this, i need to understand SQL, python-sqlite3, python-wsgi spec, python-uWSGI server and how all this is ...
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How to make my Debian useful - 1 CDs installed, clean Debian

I have problem with debian. After 1 year working on Ubuntu and problems with Ubuntu on VirtualBox I decide to moved to Debian(I know that Ubuntu is son of Debian, but Debian don't make a problem with ...
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Check for Free Space on Linux, email if critical

I just finished dealing with a server which had run out of space, and would like to setup monitoring on it now, to prevent it going critical in the future. What I would like is to get an email sent ...
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How to tell which services run at startup on Raspberry Pi? (raspbian)

I have some services that run on boot but I've actually forgotten how I set them up! If I want to change their activity how might I do that? For instance, maybe I want to disable a service from ...
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Need latest Java in Linux environment

I need some help with Java in a Linux environment. Quick background: we have Verizon FIOS and some of their services require use of their web site. We experienced all kinds of random web site ...
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Cannot remove package gramps

I used dpkg and apt-get to install, purge, remove gramps package different versions. It all went to situation when I cannot remove it fully and install clean. $ sudo apt-get remove gramps Reading ...
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DVD ROM keeps spining at random times

My dvd rom tries to read disk at random moments while I don't actually use it. I even disabled it in BIOS but no help. How to disable dvd rom permanently? What causes this behavior? I can't ...
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Nginx Modsecurity Apache Include Equivalent

I just switched from apache to nginx and so far I've been pretty happy. However, I've been having some issues with modsecurity. Back when I used apache I could use the following to add every rule I ...
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How can I get a indicator for dropbox in Debian xfce?

I am using Debian Wheezy with xfce 4.10. I installed dropbox but I couldn't find dropbox indicator. Anybody tell me how can I find the dropbox indicator?
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Installing zend-server php 5.3 on debian 7.x using chef cookbook

When trying to install zend server (6.3) with php5.3 on debian 7.x (wheezy) using the zendserver cookbook for Chef I get the following error: (needs to be php5.3 because of old code in PHP ...
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how to configure wifi power management in debian jessie

I have a plain Debian Jessie installation on my Thinkpad x230. Everything works smooth but I noticed that wifi powermanagement is set to 'off'. I can activate power management manually but after ...
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Firefox is alredy running, but not responding

I am using two Icedove (Thunderbird) profiles. I am starting the profiles with following commands: icedove -P "default" %u icedove -P "test" -no-remote --class test %u When I click on a link (URL) ...
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SSH stopped forwarding ports

Somehow SSH stopped forwarding ports and giving me errors on the host. I can not figure out why. I tried -4 switch to force ip4 but still no luck.I am hoping that I could get much proper solution ...
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Kali Linux won't boot from GUI

Been working with Kali Linux for over a month. Updated some wheezy & Deb source list. Everything was working fine even with the unsupported sources! But when I tried to install NVIDIA ATI drivers, ...
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How to remove tty[7-63]?

I have an embedded system, a beaglebone black to be specific. This SBC runs Debian wheezy 7.4, and a custom 3.8.x kernel. Patched for this hardware. Anyway, the title pretty much says it all. I can ...
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I want to configure Apache with gnutls on debian : why connexion is still clear?

I'm using sid debian. I simply installed mod_gnutls I run a2enmod gnutls I enable the installed site. I restart apache, and https://localhost/ is not working but http://localhost:443/ works. ...
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Middleman still creating standard assets folders

I just installed middleman to mainly speed up my static site creation workflow. Every is working the way I want (My *.html.erb files get compiled to *.html correctly) but Middleman is still creating ...
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Restore File Permissions on CrunchBang Linux

I'm running #! linux x64 Waldorf. While setting up Magento (the e-commerce software) for local testing and development, I ran the following command: find . exec chmod 755 {} /; This was an ...
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Creating wlan interface on debian 7

I am running Debian 7 under VMWare and want direct wifi connection. I have a USB wifi device plugged in and the relevant module (rtl8192cu) seems to be loaded (automatically). root@debian7:~# uname ...
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Unable to format HDD; Partitions & contents are retained after formatting

I have a Seagate Laptop HDD which I want to format. Since I encountered problems formatting it while installing Windows 7, removed it and connected to PC using USB adapter. Tried the following: ...
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How to configure WIFI for arietta G25?: debian linux - wpa_supplicant daemon failed to start

I'm trying to configure WIFI module for arietta G25 debian linux module following this spec: http://www.acmesystems.it/arietta_wifi lsusb gives: root@arietta:~# lsusb Bus 001 Device 002: ID ...
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Mounting a thumb drive encrypted o OS X yosemite on Debian

I recently encrypted a thumb drive on mac OS X Yosemite, by right-clicking on it and choosing "encrypt volume". Now I want to mount it on Debian jessie (read only access is sufficient). However, I ...
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Google Chrome broke after deleting Virtualbox?

I was trying to update Virtualbox because copy-paste didn't work in between Virtualbox and Debian Wheezy ( my OS ). It had previously before, but I think I upgraded it and it broke in between. ...
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dhcpd3 not reusing IP for mac

I have an ip range with two ip-addresses defined as follows in my dhcpd.conf: subnet 192.168.1.0 netmask 255.255.255.128 { range 192.168.1.10 192.168.1.11; default-lease-time 600; ...
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Docker and RStudio - protocol error flooding console

I'm running RStudio Version 0.98.1080 in docker 1.3.1 using the rocker/hadleyverse image (on Windows 7). I start my container like so: docker run -dp 8787:8787 -e ROOT=TRUE -v ...
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Debian boot partition full: How can I free space?

I would like to gain space on boot partition removing old/unused kernel. Results of command dpkg -l linux-image-* | grep ^ii are as following: ii linux-image-3.2.0 3.2.54-2 amd64 ...
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Debian: escape spaces in APT pin

I'm running Debian Wheezy on a Raspberry Pi and want to have both the Raspbian repo at http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ (for the OS) and the RPi Foundation repo at ...
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NFS writes to md-raid extremely slow with busy jbd2

As far as I can remember, this problem appeared after upgrade from Debian Squeeze to Wheezy. The symptom is extremely slow write performance on the server's dmraid exclusively if written via nfs ...
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Pi, PCM audio, continuous signal needed

I am using a Raspberry Pi running Volumio 1.5 to stream my music from a uPnP NAS server. It's headlessly controlled by BubblePnP on my Android phone. The Pi has been upgraded with HifiBerry Digi, ...
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How to connect to a Lego™ EV3 over USB from a linux machine

The title is my question. I have a Linux computer from which I would like to access and program the new Lego™ EV3. Also if there are any resources on how to program the Lego™ EV3 with C++ ...
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auto login with Cubian (debian with mate)

How do I automatically log a user in using Cubian? I have tried removing the default users password but it still promotes to enter a username at the login screen. I've tried editing the /etc/inittab ...
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How to change accelerators in Gnome?

I can't figure out how to change the accelerators in GNOME. My purpose was changing the Trash accel "<Primary>Delete" to "Delete" in Nautilus; for that I have tried, separately as well as ...
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Best practice to host self-maintained Debian packages on GitHub

This question is especially about the best practice to host self-maintained Debian packages on GitHub. Here is my dilemma: It is commonly recommended not to put the debian folder within the source ...
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Debian Linux boot process hangs for 180sec

I had to compile kernel 2.6.x on my Debian 7.0 machine because default mvsas kernel driver wasn't working with my Marvell 9485 based card (Supermicro AOC-SAS2LP-MV8). When machine boots it hangs at ...
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Debian network problems in Virtualbox

I have virtualbox 4.3.20 (win 7 x64) and debian 7.7 stable wheezy installed on my computer. My network settings for VB are: Attached to bridged adapter, promiscous mode deny My problems is that ...
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Hibernate disappeared in Debian 7 shut down options

In Debian 7, the "hibernate" option disappeared from the shutdown options after I had installed another copy of Debian 7 on another partition. I write to report my solution to the problem. It turns ...
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Are AMD Drivers Required?

I just bought a graphics card, specifically this one. It's AMD-made. I've never done much on the hardware side of my PC. I would like to know: Do I really need AMD Catalyst (or whatever) drivers? ...
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Boot Debain with external monitor as primary display device

I have an old HP laptop with non-working display. So i decided to convert the laptop to a private server. I connected it to my TV and installed Debian 7.7. The installation was smooth with the display ...
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Are default NUT settings fine? (about UPS configuration)

On Debian Linux jessie: After buying an UPS and installation of nut-server and nut-client at my PC and configuring the ports and the protocol, do I need to adjust time and/or percentage parameters, ...
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Running script after debian install

I would like to customize debian install to run a script (which will download and install asterisk, mariadb, java 8, etc...) and do some other wirings automatically. In the debian customization of ...
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Add a top panel button in gnome shell to turn off monitor

I would like to add in the top panel of gnome-shell a button to execute sudo sh -c 'vbetool dpms off; read ans; vbetool dpms on' in order to turn off the monitor. I have no idea on how to do it.
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Install win 7 along with a previous linux installation

Trying to install windows 7 on the last partition of my hdd (WD 500 gb lpvx advance format drive). The disk already has 6 previous partitions which have Debian Lenny, Wheezy, and Ubuntu studio 12 ...
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From windows 8.1, how can I allow an already existent debian installation to be dual-booted?

I have a chromebook c710-2856, and have been in the process on installing windows and debian on it in the past few days. Right now, I have a 250 GB hard drive instead of the default 16 GB SSD, and I ...
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Debian 7.7 / Gnome not asking for password

First my Linux kung-fu is not strong so sorry if this a silly question. i just installed Debian 7.7 and running Gnome-classic desktop and when I go to change system settings for example network ...
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Debian 7.7 keyboard and touchpad.didn't work

Yesterday I was installed Debian 7.7 with kernel 3.2.0 and GNOME 3.4.2. Today I found my right button on touchpad didn't work. I made it to work when I press the left button for a few seconds, but it ...