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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
10 views

Can't reconfigure Xorg

I made a common mistake of not reading the whole manual and installing Nvidia drivers. Now Xorg won't even start. I read that reconfiguring Xorg fixes that but it's not working for me. My system: ...
1
vote
0answers
6 views

usb0 network interface does not show up on Debian 8

I'm trying to get USB tethering to work between a Nexus 5 phone (running CM11) and my desktop running Debian 8. I connected the phone to the computer via USB and got these messages: [14972.580738] ...
0
votes
1answer
9 views

Is it possible to skip the secure delete step when installing Debian with LUKS full-disk encryption?

I'm installing Debian using LUKS full-disk encryption onto brand new 500GB hard drives. Currently it's taking ~24 hours to prep the drive for installation by securely deleting the drive. Since it's a ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

System went read-only suddenly

My web server (Linux, Debian Wheezy) has suddenly gone read-only, MySQL have crashed (but Apache didn't) - giving errors when pressing tab to complete file name as: bash: cannot create temp file ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

Add minimize and maximize buttons in Debian 8

In previous versions I could do this with gsettings set org.gnome.shell.overrides button-layout close,minimize,maximize: but now I get error no such key "button-layout" In GUI there is no ...
0
votes
1answer
6 views

Force remove package with dpkg despite errors

I think this is Ubuntu Vivid specific as none of the existing solutions helps: Can I get dpkg to ignore an error returned from a post-installation script? Unable to remove package on Debian 7 All ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

How do I set the session language in MATE on Debian?

I'm using the default install from the Debian-8-MATE live DVD. In lightdm there is a selection for the language, but my user session never changes the language (system language should stay as it is). ...
1
vote
0answers
10 views

kde debian jessie wifi & wired simultaneously

I am running debian jessie with kde desktop. I have a wifi network with an attached printer and a wired network with internet access. I need to use them simultaneously; however, if I enable wifi, ...
2
votes
1answer
39 views

Remote control PC with email or message system [on hold]

I currently control my server via SSH from my phone. There are times when the internet connection is sporadic or troublesome, or sometimes I have less urgent query and don't want to go the whole hog ...
0
votes
1answer
17 views

Debian, doesn't work the option “Open in the terminal”

Opening nautilus and using the usual right-click and then clicking on "open the terminal" nothing happens. This has happened after (I think) the daily update of Debian or the installation of ...
1
vote
2answers
28 views

Why I have /dev/ttyS* on Linux when my laptop have no serial/RS232/COM1 port?

I am running Debian Wheezy and my laptop does not have serial port. Why I have /dev/ttyS* and what will happen when I try to read/write to them? My config: └──> ll /dev/ttyS* crw-rw---T 1 root ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

crypto kernel module not avialable on linux 3.18.11 on Raspberry Pi 2

I'm trying to use dm-crypt on my Raspberry Pi 2 with Raspbian (debian) to open a trueCrypt volume, but i get Required kernel crypto interface not available. Ensure you have algif_skcipher kernel ...
0
votes
2answers
18 views

SSH vs Apache port 443

I want move SSH to port 443, but is used by https. In /etc/apache2/ports.conf I commented the lines for listen by this port. In the default site available also commented the lines. For finish, I ...
0
votes
3answers
29 views

Debian - unattended installation

Is there any way to make the installation of Debian unattended, I need to install on multiple machines with similar hardware. Basically I need to install Debian system without human interaction, with ...
0
votes
1answer
13 views

Using Shim with Debian

How to enable Secure Boot with Shim on Debian? I have been following all sorts of articles online but now I have lost my patience. Anyone know how?
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Opening an serial connection to bluetooth device with Bluez4 and rfcomm fails with connection refused

I have a Radxa Rock single board computer running Debian Jessie. Attached to the Radxa Rock I have a Bluetooth dongle (Anycom-500). With this Bluetooth dongle I want to pair with a LEGO Mindstorms ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Replace an installed program with a newer version

I have GCC 4.6 on my Raspbian installation, but I'd like to use GCC 4.9. I can of course do sudo apt-get install gcc-4.9 but then I have to use gcc-4.9 in order to use the newer version of GCC. I can ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

scanbd recognizing buttons but not triggering scan

Even though the Beta RaspPI board is awesome, I'm re-posting here since - being a beta board - the question is getting no significant views. I don't think the fact that's it's on RaspPi is ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

Why does BTRFS seem to have comically large allocations for metadata? [duplicate]

I've recently discovered the marvel of a modern filesystem, btrfs. After playing with it for a few hours, I decided to dive straight in and converted my entire /home partition using the btrfs-convert ...
0
votes
2answers
88 views

Update current stable Debian Wheezy system to Debian Jessie?

Debian Jessie just came out as stable. Is a apt-get dist-upgrade enough? Or do I need to do something more, or even use a script like Ubuntu uses?
0
votes
0answers
9 views

scanbd not triggering scan

Debian Linux I've only just discovered both SANE and scanbd I’ve installed SANE with a Canoscan 210 and, by itself, it works. The scanner identifies as “genesys:libusb:001:005” “scanimage -x 210 ...
1
vote
0answers
12 views

Laptop shuts down by closing the lid when plugged, not goes to sleep as it should

I have installed Debian 8.0 Jessie with Gnome on my HP ProBook 430 G2. The weird problem is that when I close the lid while laptop is plugged, it shuts down and does not go to sleep as it does when ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Copying an SSH ID to a server from a certain computer yields an error while the same command works fine from other computers

I get the following error message when trying to copy an SSH key to a remote server: ssh-copy-id -p*** ****@****.com Pseudo-terminal will not be allocated because stdin is not a terminal. ssh: ...
0
votes
2answers
28 views

Locale on Debian 7 doesn't change

So I have tried all things that I could Google up but still locale settings aren't changed (kind of, you will see what I mean). To start off desired locale (lv_LV.UTF-8) is available on the system: ...
0
votes
0answers
47 views

How do I boot from a different disk?

I have a working Debian installation. It boots from /sda using GRUB2, with the root partition on sda1. Its a standard install, nothing strange. I've added a 16GB mSATA device which appears as sdc. I ...
3
votes
1answer
28 views

Making sure linux uses all my hardware correctly

I have a new decent computer coming my way in a week or so, and I have a few worries. I never had to care about installing Linux before as all my hardware was pretty low standard, but now I'll be ...
1
vote
1answer
49 views

MBR and GPT confusion: installing Debian on macbook air

I'm following this question and trying to install Debian on my MacBook. I've lost that account so I couldn't accept that guy's answer (I'm sorry, I'll not loose this one). So, I followed with his ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

rootfs 100% full debian

I have a problem with full rootfs on Debian (on RPi). I noticed I can't start mysql server with error full partition. I tried looking for space hoggers with ncdu. It all appeared suddenly and I have ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Debian - Autoinstall Debian distribution via PXE

Do u know any method to autoinstall Debian via PXE? ive tryed something similar using SLPOS (Suse Linux Enterprice Point of Service). i want to load a Clean Debian Distribution from a PXE coz i want ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

ssh key exists on remote, but still prompts for password?

Why is this happening? $ ssh-copy-id me@server /usr/local/bin/ssh-copy-id: INFO: attempting to log in with the new key(s), to filter out any that are already installed /usr/local/bin/ssh-copy-id: ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Debian Preferential load balancing to maintain throughput

I have a broadband and a cellular 4G provider and I'm trying to aggregate both links to create a single link with a consistent throughput (e.g. 2Mbps). I would like to have the broadband connection ...
0
votes
1answer
54 views

Accidentally deleted all files older than 7 days

A bad written skript located in /etc/cron.daily erroneously executed find * -mtime +7 -exec rm -r {} \; as root user. As a result of this I can no longer login. Beside that the system seems to run ...
3
votes
3answers
33 views

No path, or command history through SSH when logged in to server as someone other than root

When I SSH into a server, as anything other than root, it only shows a $ and not the path. It also won't allow me to press the up key and see the command history when I don't SSH in as root. How do I ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

X-Sendfile ownCloud 404 error

I have a problem with X-Sendfile on Apache on Debian with ownCloud. When I want to download single file I got an error: The requested URL /owncloud/index.php/apps/files/ajax/download.php was not found ...
0
votes
2answers
26 views

How can I create a shell script shortcut?

I'm using Debian and there's a user who has a script called start.sh. I want the user to be able to call the script by typing application ... instead of ./start.sh ... I've been playing with symbolic ...
1
vote
0answers
14 views

Can't read remote disk on debian

I have mounted a time capsule on my debian like this: sudo mount -t cifs //10.0.0.4/Data /mnt/timeCapsule -o user=Kiva,pass=pass,rw,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8,sec=ntlm When I do a df, I see the disk: ...
1
vote
0answers
51 views

Debian can't connect to Wi-Fi network after upgrade from Wheezy to Jessie

After upgrading my Thinkpad T420 from Wheezy to Jessie today, the integrated Wi-Fi stopped working. After countless hours of searching, I still can't seem to find what the issue is. In the GNOME ...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

Wireless dongle driver don't work(Debian)

I have a WiFi dongle that said to support GNU/Linux, however no drivers were found on the CD, after hours of research i found this https://wiki.debian.org/rt2800usb and installed the driver, I'm ...
1
vote
1answer
41 views

Installing Debian on my macbook air

I want to install Debian on my macbook air 13" from 2011. I'm following this tutorial: https://wiki.debian.org/MacBookAir4%2C2Testimonial It starts by telling me to use bootcamp on OS X. I don't have ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

Anoymous ip route on my server

After typing "route -n" on my server, i figured out these lines 1.0.104.156 - 255.255.255.255 !H - - - - 1.9.22.84 - 255.255.255.255 !H - ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Debian can't communicate with network printer

We have working Konica Minolta Bizhub C224e connected to Wi-Fi. Windows computers don't have problems with it, so I assume that it's configured properly. On my Debian Wheezy I can see this printer ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

SD card not formatted when using a Windows PC

I have installed Cubian on an SD card and use it to run a Cubieboard which works absolutely fine, but now when I plug the SD card into a window system to make copies, Windows says the card isn't ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Some KDE applications crash seemingly related to image loading

First of all - plasma-desktop doesn't work (probably caused by some widget, starts normally on clean ~/.kde dir), dolphin, choqok, klipper don't start at all, konsole starts but crashes when I try to ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Pull and chown from git

I've made a little script that fetches data from my bitbucket.org repository. Now when content gets created or changed the owner changes to name:name. What I want is all files to be chown to ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

How to block all incoming request from wifi

I am trying to block all wifi connection using iptables in debian but its not working here's what I've tried iptables -A INPUT -i wlan0 -j DROP I also tried blocking port 80 as well as 443 but not ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Starting MySQL database server: mysqldinstall: invalid user `mysql'

i have a problem with mysql on my Raspberry Pi running Linux raspberrypi 3.18.7+ #755 PREEMPT Thu Feb 12 17:14:31 GMT 2015 armv6l GNU/Linux. This is error I have when I run sudo service mysql start ...
0
votes
0answers
79 views

“Oh no something has gone wrong ” - Kali Linux

I have installed Kali Linux dual-boot with windows 8.1 and it worked fine until one day, I have opened Kali and there is a message saying "Oh no something has gone wrong and the system cannot recover, ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

ZFS panic in debian

All my server's process relative to zfs are in 'D' state. Here is dmesg: [ 108.965838] BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000048 [ 108.965993] IP: ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

How to run systemd's unit as soon as possible? - systemd

this is forked question from previous question: How to show own welcome message during boot with lolcat, Debian 8 (and systemd)? We have a working output of systemd's unit, that calls this script: ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Preserve formating and colors of output (created by my script) during boot - systemd

this is forked question from previous question: How to show own welcome message during boot with lolcat, Debian 8 (and systemd)? Now we have working output, but it deletes extra spaces and colors Is ...