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How to tell if razor is running?

I have a mailserver which is using amavis to do the spam testing (through spamassassin). Now I wanted to use razor and pyzor as well. I installed them and did the following: # su - amavis -s ...
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How to fix Kali after power-loss during installation

I am trying to learn Kali-Linux and wanted to enable VPN. The menu was grayed-out, so I googled for a solution. blackmoreops.com told me to run aptitude -r install network-manager-openvpn-gnome ...
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Dropbox missing icon.. Sometimes

I'm stuck with a problem about Dropbox icon. I'm using Debian 7 Wheezy. I've installed Dropbox. When I run manually: dropbox start -i -> Everything is fine and I've an icon on the top-right ...
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sudo: effective uid is not 0, is sudo installed setuid root?

I accidentally changed the ownership on my debian web server in /usr/bin and the permissions are no longer root root but instead USER root. How do I get this back everything I am finding says to ...
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Black screen while installing Debian

I tried installing Debian with a netinstall CD-ROM on my custom-built PC. Everything is going fine until I choose any of the install options because then the screen turns black and I get no graphical ...
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vmware debian vmxnet set_features() failed (-1)

I have a strange error in my vmware client (debian 7) on boot: something like: vmxnet error eth0: set_features() failed (-1) ... I am not able to copy it because when boot is finished and the ...
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Script answer to apt-get request “To continue type in the phrase 'Yes, do as I say!'” in bash

My script is replacing sysvinit with systemd inside a chroot while building a debian image with debootstrap. Since this is a "dangerous" action, apt-get will ask a silly question: "To continue type ...
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There is no public key available for the following key IDs: 7638D0442B90D010

I try to add the debian sid source on ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have already installed debian-keyring debian-archive-keyring. $ apt-cache search keyring | grep debian debian-archive-keyring - GnuPG archive ...
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cmus fails to play .flac files on Debian 8

I am unable to play flac files in cmus (v2.5.0) on Debian 8. If an attempt is made to add to the cmus library a flac file from the cmus browser (cmus view mode 5), no error message is displayed, but ...
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Disk Usage Equivalent of Bandwidth Stats

Looking for in effect the equivalent of vnstat -w but for disk usage: rx | tx | total | avg. rate ...
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Is it safe to upgrade from Squeeze to Jessie using APT?

I have a small production server running Debian Squeeze, and in order to stay more current with apt packages, I thought I should upgrade the distro. The last time I attempted a distro upgrade was from ...
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Auto open virtual Keyboard in Linux (Debian) if text to be entered?

Is there any possibility to auto open an on-screen virtual keyboard in Debian to when the focus is set to a text field? The behaviour should be like in iOS or Android app... Thanks!
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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) [on hold]

Now, I know that this question has probably been asked 1000 times - but as far as I can tell, the answer seems to change a lot over time. While researching, I came across powertop, pm-utils, tlp, ...
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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? [on hold]

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; a catch 22?

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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Xscreensaver causing my monitors to turn off and on repeatedly when its power management features are active; how to fix?

Something weird is up with my Xscreensaver 5.15 configuration on Debian Wheezy. I have two Dell U2412M monitors hooked up to a single graphics card (one over native DVI and one over HDMI output to DVI ...