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mail rejected with error 421 connection rate limit exceeded

I am running debian jessie with sendmail 8.14.4. I do not find where is the setting to disable the mails to be rejected for a certain host and i get periodically this message: May 28 16:20:30 mx6 ...
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What extras do I need to maximise battery life on a Linux laptop? (And how to stay current)

Cross posting from here, since it got no useful responses - perhaps it will have more luck here. -- Now, I know that this question has probably been asked 1000 times - but as far as I can tell, the ...
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apt only half-sees a package

On debian stable, with almost standard sources.list file, I can't install the following package. $ apt-cache showpkg ttf-mscorefonts-installer Package: ttf-mscorefonts-installer Versions: ... ...
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Debian upgrade from wheezy to jessie: Networking fails after short period

I've just upgraded my Debian system from wheezy to jessie. Almost everything works, but I lose the use of the network after a few minutes (no more than 5). I can get it back by doing a "service ...
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about packages in Linux?

When i open this folder /var/cache/apt/archives I found a big list of all the deb files of all the programs that I've installed before so my questions is : Is it possible to use these files ...
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Find the correct .desktop file

I'm faceing a strange thing. I installed QTcreator on my Debian 8 system. Application was added to favorites, and I found a DigiaQt-qtcreator-community.desktop file in ...
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Creating deb file in Debian using github source code and debuild tools

I want to compile nginx (with custom libs) using up-to-date source code from GitHub. But if I download the code from GitHub, obviously, there is no "debian" folder and inner files. So, when I use ...
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Dependency issues with libc++6

In an attempt to install ASEprite on my Linux Mint installation through a .deb seen here: http://pkgs.org/download/aseprite I also realized I had to install a later version of libc++ in order to get ...
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Automatically unlock LUKS partition using a key on an USB drive on Debian Jessie

I am trying to have the encrypted root partition be unlocked on boot automatically using a connected USB drive on a fresh installation of Debian Jessie (no non-systemd upgrade). After following a ...
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xfce4-power-manager does not Off Fan in Debian 8

I have recently installed Debian 8 for amd64 in my laptop. Laptop is dell vostro. I also install LXDE environment. As manage power I installed xfce4-power-manager (because this recommend for lxde). ...
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Need application to run without root access

i try to build my local services system inhouse, and to thant i need to learn how i can give access to a single user with out type a root access when i do it, or i need to know how i can call the ...
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Monitor not recognized on Lenovo OnelinkPro

I use Debian Jessie with kernel 4.04 on a Lenovo X1 3rd Gen. My Windows Manager is Gnome. It works well but my external monitor which is connected to the Onelink Pro's DVI port is not recognized at ...
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Postfix with SASL and Dovecot 2 configuration

I'm trying to configure my server to receive and send mails. Sending mails is no problem, but there seems to be an issue receiving mails. I have this configuration working on my old server, but now ...
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Need all local traffic through Debian - Routing?

Been dealing with this for some hours now and my head are really spinning. So I got this cable network router (192.168.0.1) that Im trying to pass all my local traffic to. But I cannot for the life ...
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KDE 4.14.2 - American holidays in Digital Clock no matter what

I'm experiencing an issue where no matter what I setup in Digital Clock's configuration, clicking on the clock shows a calendar with American holidays. From what I understand this is identical to ...
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What to do when “Unable to locate package” in Debian

Specifically - I am trying to install gazebo5, which is in the SID list of Debian packages, but command apt-get install gazebo5 gives this error: unable to locate package. What should I do? I ...
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Replacing a running Linux root filesystem

I'm trying to come up with a bash-scriptable method of replacing the root filesystem on a running PC. The system uses a MBR partitioned disk with an ext4 rootfs and a swap partition, unfortunately it ...
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Debian extremely slow resume after hibernate

I have a very irritating issue with my Debian 8: resume after hibernate takes from 5 to 10 minutes. During resume time system shows me picture on a display but not respond, cursor are not moving, ...
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How do I compile DKMS module for multiple kernel image versions in Debian?

I have versions 3.16 and 4.0 of linux-image package installed. During login I can select which kernel I want to boot in the "advanced options" menu item. However, when I install a DKMS module it is ...
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Play 2 songs on the same computer (Jack and HDMI)

I'm thinking about the idea which could solve a lot of my problems. I've a barebone computer and I would like to use HDMI port to play the first music and and the jack for the second. I've seen ...
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Which configuration files affect the routing table of a Debian system

As far as I know basic network configuration goes into /etc/network/interfaces and the system generates the routing table from these information. I was also taught that in general ...
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How can I install GNU Parallel alongside Moreutils on Ubuntu/Debian?

Can I make the package manager resolve the conflict, e.g. by renaming the binary (e.g., parallel -> gparallel) or installing to a different place (e.g., /usr/ -> /usr/local/ )?
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What does it mean when a system boots into initramfs?

I copied kali Linux 32 bit onto a USB stick using Win32Diskimager and Universal USB Installer. On a Lenovo X200 it boots withoug problems. Both methods. (P8400, 8 GB RAM, HDD) Then I tried to boot ...
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4 browsers instances autoconfigured to 4 monitors on logon Debian

This might be wishful thinking... but stranger things have been found on the beach. I have a Debian system with KDE desktop and a NVidia GeForce GTX750 running 4 monitors. I want a new browser ...
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Why would updating postgresql-client uninstall postgresql?

On a Debian 7 server, apt-get was offering me to upgrate the following 2 packages: postgresql-9.1 and postgresql-client-9.1. Since I didn't want to restart the database server, I decided only to ...
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ZFS (RAID-Z1) or “hardware” (RAID 5) on Linux system?

I have never put together a RAID array before, but i think i understand the concepts behind most raid types from my reading. Ordering three 3TB drives (WD red) to use in a xeon e3-1231 v3, 16GB ...
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I am trying to install debian. which download to select?

I am trying to install debian on local computer with Windows 8 OS and intel core i7 processor. On the download page. I was asked to select my processor architecture with the following options listed ...
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How to share var/www from VMWare Fusion to Mac OSX Host

Using VMware I've created a Virtual Machine running Debian. I have this set up as a web server. It all works fine. But, I need to share the var/www directory from within the VM with my host so I can ...
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Ctrl+Shift+C/V does not work Debian 8 Jessie

I’ve just installed Debian 8 Jessie with Cinnamon 2.2 and launched gnome-terminal. But I can’t copy/paste text using keyboard: pressing ctrl+shift+C/V only causes language switch. What can I do to fix ...
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How do I run Debian via VirtualBox using the physical partitions (rawdisk)?

Disclaimer: My question is different to and not answered in any of these similar questions: VirtualBox: using physical partition as virtual drive Running Mac OS X Physical Partition Inside ...
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Skip syslog/rsyslog logging of certain cron jobs [migrated]

In most GNU/Linux distributions the default is to log start (and many different events) of every cron job to syslog. It's rather convenient, but not for a very frequent jobs, which started, say, every ...
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USB Boot only works part of the time

I have been having problems booting off of my external USB drive, or usb flash drives. Oddly enough, it works, some of the time, so this is not a case of invalid configuration or non-bootable disks. ...
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Problems with function checking if a path exists or not

I am a little new to bash scripting and I was trying to make this program capture a directory path from user and then check if the directory is present. It seems as if the variable SRC inside the ...
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Running virtual machine from raw disk on a dual-boot machine

I have multiple hard drives, one an SSD running Windows 7, and another conventional HDD with Debian 8 on it, running off a 1TB external HDD (which is always connected, but through USB). I currently ...
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PHP 5.3.10 on Debian Jessie

By default in Debian Jessie, I get PHP 5.6 installed by using apt-get install php5 . The problem is that the project that I'm working on has severely deprecated functions to the point that the ...
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Simple monitoring of home-server [closed]

I'm in the process of setting up a small home server running Debian Jessie on a ZOTAC ZBOX CI320 nano with the following services: samba cups sane zfs-fuse ssh git server I'm looking for an easy ...
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ZFS Upgrade 2 mirrored drives to 3 drive raidz?

I have two 1GB drives configured as ZFS mirrors and now have the possibility to add a 3rd drive of 1GB. Can I reconfigure my mirror to a 3 drive raidz of (N-1)=2GB total capacity? I am running ...
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Program built from source is unrecognized by the terminal but if i do it with sudo

i've built a program from source in /usr/local/sbin but now if in a terminal i write "program-name" the terminal say that the command was not found. The program is seen by the terminal only if i do ...
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Why isn't /etc/skel/.kde being copied into new user directories?

I'm building custom Debian images with both GNOME and KDE desktops. When I place ~/.config in /etc/skel/ to capture my GNOME settings (mainly a custom wallpaper) it gets copied into new user ...
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Install GCC 5.1 on Raspberry Pi 2 with Raspbian

I would like to install GCC 5.1 (newest version - although 5.0 would be fine too) on my Raspberry Pi 2 with Raspbian (Debian jessie) installed. Sadly there is no debian package for GCC 5.1. I've tried ...
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How can I disable nginx from Gitlab bunlde?

I've installed a Debian/Jessie server with an apache 2.4 service I downloaded and installed the bundle package of Gitlab for Debian 8 (Jessie) I activate unicorn and configure a virtualhost in apache ...
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Laptop fan not turning on for graphics

About two years ago, I purchased a samsung series 5 (not the ultra book, the NP510r5e). Every now and then, when there I run something graphically demanding, the laptop just shuts down. I first ...
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Redundant Wine Icons in Many Programs under Wine on Debian (KDE)

I have a wine problem as shown in the image below. All the wine icons (all 3) are due to the launch of the OriginLab (the most left one icon). When you switch to these wine icons, they generally do ...
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Debian XFCE “Session and Startup” doesn't see all applications

XFCE Session Manager doesn't "see" some of the applications I use regularly. Namely: google-chrome-stable (installed through apt-get, from http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/) A bunch of ...
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Mimetype --stdin always returns text/plain

I am having a hard time getting the correct mimetype info without relaying on the file extension / inode data. When using magic it returns with text/plain ever time regardless of what the file is. ...
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Upgraded from Wheezy to Jessie, but aptitude still hits wheezy URLs

I upgraded Wheezy to Jessie by following the release notes - chapter 4, but now when I do an aptitude update I get URLs containing wheezy in them: root@debian:/home/paullik# aptitude update Hit ...
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Finding USB device path in Linux

I am working with a software that needs the path for a device connected to my PC using USB such as /dev/ttyUSB0 or /dev/ttyUSB1 How can I find which one is associated with the device I have ...
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Samba Winbind not working in Debian 8

I am setting up a new samba environment based on Debian Jessie. Installation of PDC was succesfully and Windows clients were able to join. Have a problem at joining the Linux clients. I was following ...
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Duplicity restore with ftplicity fails because of different volume gpg key

I'm trying restore my backup made on remote ftp server but i have problem because backup was made with different gpg key and then incremental backups was made with second gpg key. I get ...
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damnsmalllinux Reading Package Lists. Error

I am currently trying to update my damnsmalllinux distribution using this command sudo apt-get update and I get this error message: sudo apt-get update E: Dynamic MMap ran out of room E: ...