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Advantages and disadvantages of turning off secure boot when installing an OS [on hold]

So I've read Debian testing (codename 'stretch') supports secure boot, but what about Debian 8 (codename 'jessie')? Besides, do you normally turn secureboot off when installing your OS? Can you list ...
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Ubuntu Software Center .deb installation

I created a .deb package and it can be installed via 'dpkg -i' perfectly or using GDebi but I don't want to ask users to install additional tools. The package is intended to be for low level users so ...
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Trying to install PFsense on Proxmox…lost

So I've been bashing my head against my desk for the last couple of hours trying to figure out how to properly set the network interfaces for proxmox. I'm looking to do something really simple where ...
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Connection interruptions on Debian router, possibly due to excessive duplicate ACKs?

I have a Debian server as a house router, which for a year has been working flawlessly. However, I recently moved and switched service providers from FiOS to Comcast, and possibly as a result am ...
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Show action on click

I'm using an app that allow me to use some command line but everything is not possible by command line. I can do some actions directly on the screen with mouse and keyboard. I would like to "listen" ...
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POST hangs on certain install media

I'm trying to install OpenBSD 5.7 on a laptop. I have a USB drive that I am using for the installation media. When I plug in the USB drive with OpenBSD on it, the POST process hangs indefinitely. When ...
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No onboard Asus M4A87TD EVO sound

I have an Asus M4A87TD EVO motherboard that once put sound out through the board, but now will only allow that while in win 7 64bit. My frustration is that Debian wheezy USED to do this, but now it ...
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Running SCP through PHP does not yield same result as CMD

I have a Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation running an MSSQL server and PHP. My goal is to replicate tables from the MSSQLdatabase to a Debian Wheezy MySQL database. I have successfully ...
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Can not write to serial port on boot

I am writing a script that sends a configuration message over serial port. It is supposed to configure an external device and runs on boot. Main part of the script is the echo command that sends a ...
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How to change from passphrase to encrypted key file in debian using luks?

I have four partitions plus /boot, each one with a different passphrase. I would like to manage unlock of all partitions with a single passphrase that decrypts the gpg.key file on the boot partition. ...
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LenovoT440 Debian f1-f12 keys not functioning LXDE

Hello I am running Debian 8.1 Jessie on a LenovoT440 Thinkpad, everything seems to be working fine except the f1-f12 keys, which serve functions like mute, adjust volume, mic off, dim screen wifi off, ...
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Making Org-Mode to remember folding?

I am a recent convert to Org-Mode. I like it a lot but I am having an issue with reopening files. When I open a org file, Org-Mode does not remember the folding which sux, because I have to resetup ...
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Setting up a wired and wireless router

I have a little box I use as a print server now. It has a wireless card and two ethernet ports, and I'd like to use it to replace my router, as it supports ac and my current router only supports G. I ...
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Syncronize /etc directory between two debian servers

I have two identical debian servers, which I want to keep in sync in order to switch to the 2nd in case of failure of the 1st. I'm going to sync installed debian packages, data directories, mysql ...
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Resizing a partition in Linux - Bad magic number in super-block error

I was trying to resize my partition with parted and resize2fs. I tried the following: #parted Partition Table: msdos Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 2097kB ...
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Debian laptop loses all network access, can't ping anything

I've got a laptop running Debian (Jessie) that for whatever reason has decided it hates wireless. It has some kind of Intel wireless card (not sure which), and so uses the iwlwifi package for ...
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How to use Window Manager of Linux inside VirtualBox?

I have the same problem in Redhat Linux and Debian Linux. I cannot use the normal switching between windows. I mean this square window manager: I tried all keys CMD, ALT, CTRL, FN and SHIFT and ...
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virtual box guest OS randomly freezes or crashes at login screen

I am struggling to use virtual box with debian stable (jessie) as guest OS under windows 8.1 as host OS. The installation of debian was simple, but logging into the guest OS is causing lots of ...
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wvdial can't retrieve modem response, terminal programs communicate without problems

I'm trying to make a GPRS connection with a SIM800L and a PL2303 USB-Serial cable. If I screen or minicom the modem (at 115200 8N1) I get an immediate response from the modem and I even after setting ...
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Why does Nagios show localhost down?

I am running Nagios 4 in Debian Jessie. It shows the localhost down but all the services it check are OK. The Nagios plugins are installed. I followed this tutorial for the installation: ...
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Solved. Guest OS (Debian 3.0, 32-bit ) loads read-only file system immediately upon booting in VMware Workstation 10 (Host OS: Windows 7, 32-bit)

Issue Summary: A guest 32-bit Debian 3.0 virtual machine is opened using VMware. The guest OS loads a read-only file system on startup. Despite root access no file changes can be made to the virtual ...
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My laptop's sound is lower in debian than in windows

I installed Debian 8.1 here on my laptop, and everything worked out of the box. But I noticed that the sound is (much) lower on Debian. PS:my notebook is usually very loud, now it sounds just like ...
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OpenVPN --up script - “could not execute external program”

After a few days on Google, i'm not able to find the right answer to my question. After reading a lot of scripting possibilities, then OpenVPN is up. I have a client running Debian 7.8, with OpenVPN ...
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Debian launches Skype when root terminal is opened

I installed Skype on Debian "Jessie". Now every time I launch the root terminal (or type "su" in normal terminal), Skype will open and often my system will eventually freeze, such that I can only move ...
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Using a apt repository to install packages but not auto-update them

I had some problems with Linux, probably caused by a bug in the kernel or some drivers. Old distriutions such as Ubuntu 12.10 work, and that's what I use. However this release is old and isn't ...
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Files in Samba share not visible on some Windows computers (but on others they are)

I have a Debian 8 Linux machine with Samba 2.4. On this machine I have configured a Samba share: [myshare] path = /path/to/my/share writeable = yes browseable = yes public = yes force user = myuser ...
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How can I install kerberised services on debian?

I installed kerberos in my debian environment and made it work with SSH. I also would like to try it with other services but I could not install them on debian. I followed several tutorials e.g. ...
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Why doesn't fc-match respect my match and edit rule for Courier when it does for Consolas?

I am using Debian with XFCE. Default behavior: No match or alias First, let me show the default behavior of my system when ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf has no match or alias tags. <?xml ...
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NFS mount causes boot delay

When booting my debian unstable linux box the process is delayed when it attempts to mount NFS partitions from another machine which is not switched on. The message displayed during boot is: [*** ] ...
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Showkey -s/-k & xev return nothing on keypress for bezel key. evtest returns value of 86 & 87

I am running Debian Jessie (8). I want to map a rocker switch on the side of a convertible tablet to Up/Down. Showkey -k/-s and xev worked for finding keycodes in Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04. Debian ...
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How to open ports on a vps server by IPv4 mapping?

I'm new to VPS, and I chose vps.me(free version) for hosting a game server. The game server needs the ports 28760, 28763 and 28764 to be open. I read their documentation and said I must use IPv4 ...
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wpa_supplicant on Debian doesn't connect to network

I'm currently trying to connect to my home WiFi network (WPA2 security), but when I run sudo wpa_supplicant -B -D wext -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf, running /sbin/iw wlan0 link immediately ...
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T-Mobile Internet connection via USB GSM/3G Modem on Debian / Raspberry PI 2B

I am using ppp via wvdial, script looks like that (commented lines have been removed): [Dialer t-mobile] New PPPD = yes Phone = *99# Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0 Modem Type = USB Modem Baud = 460800 ...
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Does Debian's ifuse require usbmuxd?

If I install ifuse 1.1.2-0.1+b2 on Debian without installing usbmuxd I get one of the following two messages: No device found, is it connected? If it is make sure that your user has permissions to ...
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How make Debian wait for all VirtualBox guests to stop during shutdown/reboot?

I am using the vboxautostart-service to start all my vms on system boot (Debian 7), they've been configured with this command: VBoxManage modifyvm '<vm-name>' --autostart-enabled on ...
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MAC OSX Terminal (TERM)

I am using debian wheezy, I installed mysql but when I login to mysql using command mysql -u root -p and then after typing my password, I don't see any output. According to log file I am successfully ...
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Openchange and Samba4

I am looking for a mail solution to be run on my debian home server that seamlessly integrates into our Android devices (contacts + calendar). It seems that Exchange is the only out-of-the-box option ...
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Sony Vaio - Black Screen on Debian Install

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-C2S laptop. It currently has Windows 7 installed on it, but I would like to install Debian. I downloaded the Debian 8 CD 1 image, burned it onto a CD, installed a new, blank ...
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Debian 8 Installer (partman) doesn't detect Hard Disk Drives on Ultrabook, but all other linux commands (fdisk -l, lsblk…) does detect

I'm installing Debian 8.0.0 and 8.1.0 (both amd64) on a Ultrabook (Dell Inspiron 14z 5423) which has both a SSD and a SATA HDD. During the install, when it asks for partitioning, I choose "manual" ...
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mounting FreeBSD-image writeable under Linux; ufs-rw-support without recompiling kernel? [closed]

I tried to mount an image from ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/snapshots/arm/armv6/ISO-IMAGES/11.0 under Linux writeable, to enable sshd at boot because I only have network access to my platform. At ...
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Screen goes blank during boot on Debian 8.1 and there's no way to interact with the server

I have this machine (motherboard ITX Jetaway NF94-270-LF based on CPU Atom N270, full specs here) as a server for some time now (about 4 years). Debian 8.1 is installed on it. Two days ago, after a ...
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Apache2 | http.conf How do I set AllowOverride All on a directory

I have to set AllowOveride to All on my web server, but in my httpd.conf file, there is no <Directory> tag for me to place it in. I never seen this before. What can I do? Where is the file I ...
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Are these Linux services needed? [closed]

On my Debian home server (no GUI) I get the following list from pstree: acpid agetty atd dbus-daemon systemd-journal systemd-logind systemd-udevd Are all these needed? Can I turn them off using ...
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HDMI to VGA converter, no image from Banana Pi

I'm trying to use a Banana Pi with Bananian OS (Debian 7 based) on a monitor that does not have a HDMI input but a VGA. So I bought a HDMI to VGA adapter. I followed the instructions written here to ...
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Debian 8 : New user can't choose password

I have created a new user on my Debian Computer using the user GUI panel. I have choice : Authorize the new user to choose it password on next login OR Define a password If I choose the option ...
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Install apache2 fails with Debian 8

I have to install apache2 in order to install sslh (A SSL/SSH Multiplexer for Linux) by following this guide http://www.unixmen.com/sslh-a-sslssh-multiplexer-for-linux/ but I get result following with ...
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Suitable flash module as OpenMediaVault boot partition

I'm currently planning on buying hardware for a home NAS and I'm planning on using OpenMediaVault (based on debian wheezy) as OS. I want to install OMV on a flash drive but am quite unsure about the ...
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Something “kills” my Apache-PHP-Processes after some time

I have the following really strange problem and hope, you guys can help me out. If there are any questions, I'll try answer them as best as i can. The problem I have a web server with Debian 6.0, ...
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owncloud showing as ftp style

I installed owncloud on Debian to host my own cloud service. It installed and configure successfully. I made some modifications to apache2 en order to access to it from internet. Since I made the ...
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Jessie: automount and ntfs-3g not working -s option not ignored

I downgraded to ntfs-3g 1:2012.1.15AR.5 amd64 because 2014 was buggy and gave me an IO error every time I tried to mount/access the FS. However with 2012 and the latest automount I get the following ...