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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 ...
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How can I find the gparted package in debian?

I recently upgraded my chromebook c710-2856's hard drive to a 250GB drive and flashed coreboot on it. I then proceeded to install debian wheezy with LXDE. I want to install gparted, and when I do: # ...
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Complete computer freeze during debian install

I am currently trying to install debian 7.7 on a second hand computer, and I get a complete freeze during the install process, always at the same step - updating mirrors, 38%. Here is what I tried to ...
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Network interface configuration on Debian 6 (No DHCPOFFERS received)

I am trying to configure an interface to allow internet connection on a home server which runs Debian 6 x86. The server is behind a router which has DHCP enabled. The router IP is 192.168.1.1 with ...
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Error when start of the apache2 service: version OPENSSL_1.0.1 not defined

I'm using a Debian Wheezy server where I have installed apache2, php5 and libapache2-mod-php5 packages via apt-get. But when I'm trying to start the apache2 the follow error occurs: service apache2 ...
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About network traffic control

I have a satellite internet connection -> a pretty nice 8 processor server with 64gb of ram, running debian 7.7, two lan ports, one connected to the gateway, the other to the wifi router, wifi to all ...
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Add a DNS globally (to all ifaces)

I want to add an nameserver to be used on all connections. The DNS that I'm adding, opennic, will be giving responses for domains that my standard DNS will say don't exist. (.bit). I've added the ...
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Windows installation is in arcane sector

I think I found out what causes the problem where Windows is unable to start due to a logo screen freezing. I think this is actually pretty much obvious. Previously, I had active Windows ...
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Deleting dynamic partition to fix windows - urgent

I created new volume in order to install Debian in it. Once I succeeded.. Windows was unable to start. Freezes on Windows logo screen. After a painful attempt of installing Debian, I just ruined my ...
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ldap high avaibility with GSSAPI [closed]

We have 2 openldap servers (Debian jessie's 2.4.39 backported to Wheezy), lets name them ldap1.example.com and ldap2.example.com, they are in replication. We often use them with GSSAPI authentication. ...
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Debian Squeeze character encoding issue

I'm running Debian 6.0.7 (Squeeze). Normally, to get the euro symbol, I would type altgr-$ and this works fine on Ubuntu but with Squeeze when I hit those keys the cursor jumps back to the beginning ...
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Debian console has first character hidden (outside of monitor)

The issue we are hitting with our server is quite odd. The terminal's first line(s) is printed outside the monitor and we tried changing resolution without success. Reducing buffer width (stty columns ...
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SSH status reporting wrong time

Trying to setup SSH on Linux Debian, I get following SSH status after reboot: Active: active (exited) since Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:32:53 +0200 Here is the status seconds after sudo service ssh ...
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Debian 7 - iptables 'filter' not supported?

Am attempting to forward/ masquerade connections from WLAN0 to ETH0 as follows: sudo iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE sudo iptables -A FORWARD -i eth0 -o wlan0 -m state --state ...
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Fail2ban does not ban IP - Apache digest authentication

Fail2ban does not block login attempt on my web server, what's wrong? The configuration has been reloaded, the service restarted, even the server restarted... # fail2ban-client reload # service ...
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How to configure gnome-terminal to use xterm-256color by default?

When I start gnome-terminal and do echo $TERM, I got xterm as output. I want it to be xterm-256color I've considered the solution to add 'export TERM=xterm256color' in my .bashrc. But I don't like ...
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Icons missing on Stack Exchange sites

For the last couple of days, some of the items normally displayed in the top border of the Stack Exchange sites have been missing on my computer. Above the site logo are three fields: links to Stack ...
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Unable to remove package on Debian 7

I have a damaged installation of MariaDB which I am trying to clean out and re-install. If I do sudo apt-get upgrade I get the following remove: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct ...
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Debian ignores /etc/sysctl.conf

I have problem to limit number of concurrent network connections. I just need to set that my machine will never produce more than 200 concurrent network connections, but I am unable to do it. Here is ...
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Search for string and read the next line

I need to write a shell program that installs some packages. The program will run on Linux (obviously some commands will not work, for example, on Arch-based distros). So, I've got this file called ...
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Format terminal output to show apt-get upgrade errors in RED

I have a VERY simple bash script written for my Kali Linux distro so I don't have to run apt-get update, apt-get upgrade, apt-get dist-upgrade, apt-get autoclean, and apt-get autoremove every time I ...
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Extract Contents of .img with unknown filesystem

I have an image file: kali-linux-1.0.9a-armhf.img. It's an image of Kali Linux ARMH build. I am trying to extract the contents of the image, but to no avail. I have tried to mount the image, but I ...
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linux-headers-3.16.0-4-amd64 vs. linux-headers-3.16-3-amd64

"uname -a" returns 3.16-3-amd64 as my kernel version but I could install 3.16.0-4 via synaptic. Are these two same? OS: Debian Jessie
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EasyBCD won't boot Debian after upgrade

I have a desktop that dual-boots Debian and Windows 7. When I turn it on, it uses the Windows bootloader, as configured by EasyBCD. If I select Debian, it then chainloads(?) GRUB, which lets me ...
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Is it possible to set specific useraccess to an ftp on debian7?

Heyy guys, I want to set specific useraccess for my ftp running on an Debian 7. At first, let me explain everything: For a higher security I want to disable any logins (in the console and ftp) for ...
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Video capture , streaming & archiving with TENVIS camera JPT3815W

I want to publish an ASF live video stream over the internet and also copy the backup to disk (without sound to spare disk space) I'm running debian 7.7 wheezy / ffmpeg 2.2 and ffserver 1.2.9. The IP ...
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How do I launch a gui app from a script called in cron in Linux?

I understand that cron doesn't like launching apps that have a gui. I am trying to google around this, and I found that it is possible, but I need to tell cron which display to launch it in. Well, I ...
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Reboot / Shutdown with Gnome 3 on Debian 7

I have a problem with Gnome 3 on my Debian 7 install. I can't use Desktop button to reboot or shutdown because my screen freezes. I tried in command line reboot -f as admin and it's working but ...
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“wpa_supplicant timed out” when bringing interface up

I installed Debian 7.7 recently on my computer, using the netinst ISO image, and a wifi dongle. I had to install the nonfree drivers (rtl8192) during installation but after that it connected just fine ...
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Prevent apt-get from updating a package

I compiled vim with some specific options and don't want it to be updated by apt-get as I need to recompile it always. How could you do that?
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How to temporarily try dev branch of a Git project for which I used aptitude to install stable branch?

I have installed Zathura via aptitude and am running the Debian “Jessie” packaged version. I want to temporarily download and test the development branch from their Git project repository. I’m afraid ...
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unable to load X after installing NVIDIA in debian

I just installed my NVIDIA graphics card driver using this manual, but after installation my X does not load. I login using terminal and remove the xorg.config and access the safe mode. Is there any ...
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Stop screensaver and lock session on Debian by command line

I tried several ways to stop the screensaver and the lock session but I can't fix it. I went to the settings but there isn't any "never" for the screensaver timer. The minimum is 1 minute, the ...
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Init process consuming more than 200 percent cpu

The init process is consuming more than 200 percent of the CPU time on my vServer, which is running Debian 7. Also, my SSH connection becomes very unresponsive after a while. USER PID %CPU %MEM ...
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Combining two disjoint ddrescue backup images

I have a 3 TB drive which recently started to malfunction. I was using the ddrescue utility on Debian to read data off the disk to a different external hard drive. However, after 2 TB of data had been ...
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Debian: How to boot from btrfs root on LVM on USB?

Using debootstrap I have installed a Debian wheezy system on an external USB drive with the following partitioning layout: /dev/sda: GRUB in MBR L sda1: ext2, /boot L sda2: LVM PV L ...
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linux bash/terminal emulator: key “q” not work

i am on debian, Xfce desktop env. When i press the "q" Key, there is no output on the terminal emulator screen/ bash standard output. The capital "Q" works. In vim the "q" works like every other ...
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Preferred/Idiomatic method to enable a systemd.service from a Debian package installation

I have a custom Debian package I've built for our software that creates a systemd service. What is the preferred/idiomatic way to have the installation of said package enable/start the service at ...
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autostart doesn't work with i3

My i3 config file is the default one that is automatically set up on first start except for.. bar { status_command i3status } ..which I removed. And.. new_window none ..which I added to the ...
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libstdc++.so.2.9: cannot open shared object file

Background: I run a Half-Life deathmatch server and installed a mod, called OZDM. Then I got this error message. I'm using Debian Wheezy on a vServer. I get the error message libstdc++.so.2.9: cannot ...
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Gnome 3.4 doesn't accept my desktop file

I created many personal desktop files in my system, on debian When I moved an installed desktop files from /usr/share/applications to other directory. The entry is gone from the menu application of ...
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Debian not reboot or shutdown

I'm truck with a simple problem of rebooting with my installation of Debian 7. I got inspire by this issue but it's not working. I tried a lot of combinations but still nothing. I'm not sure about ...
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Preload Debian installer onto HDD

I have an old Pentium4 PC that I have rebuilt from spare parts and I am trying to install Debian on it so that I can use it as an homemade server. Problem is, the motherboard (model P4S800-MX) won't ...
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Do Windows and Debian / Red Hat use the same thread management?

I need to know what kind of thread management Windows and Debian / Red Hat use in their recent versions. I know that they used to use 1 to 1 thread management model. Do they still use this model ...
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RT3070STA Monitor Mode Instability

I am running Debian on an embedded system, the Technologic Systems TS-7800 board. I use various USB Wi-Fi adapters with the RT3070 chipset and am using the rt3070sta driver. My system invokes Wi-Fi ...
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Is there a shortcut (missing?) to move tab in xfce4 terminal app?

Using xfce4 in a Debian/Linux Jessie/Sid distribution, I am unable to find or set shortcut to move tab position in xfce4 terminal, like Ctrl-Shift-DgDown/PgUp in gnome terminal. This is really ...
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Change Bios boot order after PXE installation

I'm doing a PXE installation. I success to do it but I have a final problem and I don't know where to search to find this answer. After my installation I would like to switch from my network bios ...
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How do I play DVDs in Debian Jessie (i.e. libdvdcss)?

How do I install libdvdcss in Debian Jessie? It seems that http://www.deb-multimedia.org/ is warned against. https://wiki.debian.org/CDDVD lists three methods. Can anyone tell me the pros and cons ...