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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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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: ...
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psmouse serio1: DualPoint TouchPad at isa0060/serio1/input0 lost synchronization, throwing 2 bytes

Recently I have had issue with my DELL Vostro 3750 laptop, the touchpad has eratic behavior. Looking at the dmesg output I can see: [175874.428170] psmouse serio1: DualPoint TouchPad at ...
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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: ...
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Get USB tethering from Android device to work 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] ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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). ...
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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, ...
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Remote control PC with xmpp

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 ...
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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 ...