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Linux Debian dual screen graphic card , screen on chipset not detected

I am trying to a dual screen on linux debian. I have one screen on the graphic card (HDMI) and the other one is linked to the chipset (VGA). The dual screen works fine on windows, on linux i tried ...
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Meld background highlighting broken

At some point (which I unfortunately didn't note down precisely, but is reasonable to believe that it was after an apt-get (dist-)upgrade operation) meld's background highlighting stopped being ...
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Where are Iceweasel's configurations (headers) stored?

I would like to write a small script to modify some of the things Iceweasel sends in it's headers. I'm aware there are plugins for this but I would need some custom stuff. At the very least I would ...
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start on emit is not working on upstart

I am working to restart service if stopped. I was looking for upstart, to restart service. I found some answers. I took apache2 service for testing. I changed code as below. # File : ...
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Unable to find linux-headers-2.6.32-amd64 for installing VirtualBox

I tried to install virtualBox on my Debian Server, but each time I try to start a virtual machine it tells me to do /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup. Whenever I try to use this command it tells me this: ...
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monitor service and restart if stop using icinga

I am using icinga to monitor services in my system. It will give stats and reports regarding services. I want to know that, is there any way to ask icinga to restart service if it stops. For example, ...
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Oculus Rift in Linux

Sorry if this isn't the right place for this question. I do realize this is a somewhat experimental piece of hardware. Still, it would be nice to see how much progress can be made here. I'm running ...
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The directory “/tmp” does not have enough space for extraction

[Debian 7.7] Want to install jdeveloper. Moved the file jdev_suite_121300_linux64.bin (1.7Gb) to folder /opt/jdeveloper/. The chmod +x jdev_suite_121300_linux64.bin is applied. Running the ...
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Debian hotspot using multiple usb wifi adapters

I am trying to make a local wifi network with as much speed as possible,I am running Debian in Cubieboard2 so I have a sata port also my memory card is class 10(48 mbps read speed). So to make it fast ...
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How to a add a Unicode Range in FontForge?

I would like to add '🖁' to an existing font. It is in Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs (Range: 1F300–1F5FF). But while the Range is listed in: I can't find it in:
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Changes to /etc/network/interfaces ignored and restored at re-boot

I wanted to set up a virtual machine according to this tutorial: http://www.howtoforge.com/virtualization-with-kvm-on-a-debian-lenny-server I reached to the point where I have to modify the ...
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How I can dynamically subset a ttf font?

Let's say I have a long text: Latebrae agente praefuit imperator nec praefuit ducens insidiarum sunt insidiarum emensis fatorum ubi milites rebus Noricorum viam sorte rebus suis emensis tristissima ...
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rsnapshot or similar tool for no added size differential backup

I've currently got a backup that backs up all my files to an external hard drive, but currently I am traveling and I want to backup file changes, but without having to duplicate all the files, or ...
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Seafile Server on Debian with sqlite + apache - fastcgi: connection timeout, incompelte headers [migrated]

Introduction: I am trying to set up an Seafile server on my Local Network(later reachable by portforwarding through router). I followed the official manual but couldn't get it to work with Apache. It ...
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Prepare Debian/Raspian for Power Loss

My school is in the process of buying two Raspberry Pis for use in the commons to display the news. I'll be creating a startup script to automatically a USB flash drive with a video on it, and to have ...
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How to get mach-O executables architecture information on Debian?

The problem I'm attempting to install darwin on a physical machine and boot it from grub2. However grub2 only support XNU kernels as non universal binaries (I don't want to compile /mach_kernel, so ...
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Debian Wheezy 7.7.0 x86 - won't compile anything

Yesterday I installed Debian Wheezy 7.7.00-netinst and everything was fine until the moment I decided to compile libtorrent-0.13.4. I do: ./configure the checkings start for about 2 seconds and the ...
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Way to easily identify all default fonts in applications?

Debian Kwheezy (a Debian Wheezy spin with KDE), came bundled with every imaginable font and hundreds of fonts that are there to support various foreign languages in their extended character sets. A ...
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Debian, shell and jdk 8

I'm trying to download jdk on debian 7 using wget command wget --header "Cookie: oraclelicense=accept-securebackup-cookie" ...
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How do I set a static permanent IP on a raspberry pi [duplicate]

I have an NOOBs-Raspbian Raspberry Pi. How can I set an permanent static web IP to it?
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How to build an sd card image, without an sd card?

We have a scripted process that builds up an embedded install of Debian Jesse on an sd card. The relevant parts of the script look like this: export DISK=/dev/sdb umount ${DISK}1 # make sure no ...
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How to keep ppp up and running

I'm using a USB Cell Modem on a Arm SBC running Debian Jesse. I have a wvdial.conf file and a ppp0 file in my /etc/network/interfaces.d directory: auto ppp0 iface ppp0 inet wvdial It mostly Just ...
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Debian Linux: /usr/bin/nologin missing

I have set up a Debian Linux server, now I want to disable the shell so the user can't login and just connect via SFTP. But my /usr/bin/nologin is missing for some reason. In which package is it ...
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How to purge “(deleted) files” in /tmp - Debian

On Debian 6, I have these big files which are linked to python /tmp/tmpLwS5ny.tbuf (deleted) /tmp/tmpMjH6hy.tbuf (deleted) /tmp/tmpGtY5dz.tbuf (deleted) I don't want to reboot the server, but ...
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How can I fix a Debian VM booting to a black screen?

I have a VDI file with Debian installed on it. When I start the VM, GRUB is run and after choosing the system's version (restore or normal boot) a black screen appears. How can I diagnose what the ...
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Why has my Debian testing VM suddenly stopped loading X Windows System?

I recently installed Debian testing (jessie as of writing) into a VirtualBox VM. After installing, I loaded make, gcc, and dkms so I could install the Guest Additions. After installing Guest Additions ...
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Restore a file overwritten with ln -nfs?

I accidentially "deleted" a file by doing this: ln -nfs /path/to/file In my understanding the data itsself should still be there. I also stopped working on the machine as I did this shit... Is it ...
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Apache2 crashes on my RPI with no visible errors

I'm running Raspbian, a Raspberry Pi wheezy port optimised for it. I'm currently runinng WordPress on it, though it was doing it before(I think). When it crashes the rPi displays no onscreen errors on ...
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Debian Active Directory to LDAP migration

These days I am working on LDAP and Active Directory migration. I want to migrate to LDAP but I cannot get passwords from Active Directory. I want to seemlesly migrate to LDAP, and I want a solution ...
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squid listen on out interface

I have a Debian box with squid3 installed on it. My box has 2 interfaces, one connected to the internet (eth0) and one connected to the LAN (eth1) Here is my /etc/network/interfaces auto lo iface lo ...
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Documents are marked as Executable

I decided to add a GUI to my Debian installation, and was kinda impressed. One issue I'm having though after adding KDE and XFCE is that double-clicking on .RTF files brings up the dialog, asking if I ...
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Package manager error, cant install new packages

When trying to install any package i get the following error, I am using linux mint sudo apt-get install gtk-recordmydesktop Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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How to upgrade Debian 6.0.7 to 7 without internet connection

I don't really know how to handle with linux as this Debian is my first ever installed. I've installed it on my laptop but unfortunately I have Realtek 8192SE wifi card which is not supported by ...
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How to run command without “sudo”?

Nagios on my server isn't working properly. It can't execute command lftp without "sudo". Is there a way how to allow nagios run commands without using "sudo"? My /etc/group: ...
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Can I help R to resolve its own dependencies?

I'm installing bioconductor packages in R 3.1.1-1 on Debian Wheezy and keep getting installation errors involving dependencies like "XML" and "RCurl". A specific example: > biocLite("biomaRt") ... ...
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Why arrow actions ignore in mac os terminal using ssh?

I use ssh connect to debian using mac os terminal. So I have this issue if I "press up right down left": $ ^[[A^[[C^[[B^[[D at the same time everything ok in local terminal. Esc+, Option+ and ...
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How to bring Firefox icon on the dash in Debian?

I have downloaded the latest version of Firefox. Everytime I want to browse the Internet, I have to go to the Firefox folder and double-click on Firefox there. When I search for the browser in Debian, ...
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how to get debain package unpacked first before debconf prompt is shown?

I am working on Debian packaging source to install few files on user machine. There is common logic that is being used by debconf/config script and postinst script. So, I placed the common logic in a ...
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Broadcom 43142 Bluetooth not working

I am using a Lenovo B590 running Debian Jessie ❆ ~ け (ke) ➭ lsusb Bus 004 Device 004: ID 058f:6366 Alcor Micro Corp. Multi Flash Reader Bus 004 Device 003: ID 2516:0004 Bus 004 Device 002: ID ...
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Error on apt update: unable to connect to ftp.it.debian.org:http:

I have Debian Wheezy with kernel 3.2.0-3-amd64. Suddenly, from this morning (I'm italian), it's impossibile to correctly update the system via apt-get update. The system hangs on backport mirror deb ...
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webcam on lenovo x200 for debian

Installed Debian 7.6 wheezy on Lenovo x200. Most modules worked out of the box. Had to manually supply the wifi drivers. My main problem: The built in webcam was not found and can't be used. A minor ...
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Block (nullroute?) an IPv6 hostname using /etc/hosts

I'm trying to prevent my web browser from communicating with certain hosts (mostly ads and tracking). I have a list of such hosts in my /etc/hosts file. For IPv4 I can do: 255.255.255.255 ...
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Disable Logging on Raspian/Debian

I want to stop my Raspberry Pi to create System-wide Logs in Order to save Memory Space. Is there a Way to disable Logrotate? I Hope You can help me
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How to Troubleshoot VNC Connection to Debian VPS

I stated with a clean install of Debian and tried to install Gnome + Tight VNC Server, according to the instructions here. However, when I try to connect from Tight VNC Viewer, it says that my ...
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Mount XFS filesystem with userquota in Debian

I'm trying to get userquotas working on a xfs-formatted root partition. However, I can't mount the partition with userquota enabled: # mount [...] ...
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Quickly write byte to Bluetooth dongle's serial port when webpage loads

I have a USB Bluetooth dongle mounted (?) as /dev/rfcomm0, and when I navigate to my local IP address from another device on my network in a browser, I want it to write a 't' to the serial port so ...
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Ignoring APT dependencies for Java packages

I would like to use some Java applications on Ubuntu that are packaged as .debs and hold java-common & friends as a dependency. However, I do not wish to use the JVM that is packaged with Ubuntu ...
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Get login name in postinst script as .deb file is being installed by Ubuntu Software Center

I developed an application for Debian and created .deb installation package using equivs-build. The control file which I used to create package has a line running a postinst script, setup.sh. In this ...
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How to take control back on a separate process in Linux shell?

I just set up a Minecraft server on my VPS for my brother and I ran it with a bash script : sh ./server.sh& This way, the server is running and I can still work on the same command line with ...
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How to import Java libraries installed in Debian

Commonly, in order to use Apache's FileUtils in Java, one would add the appropriate jar to the properties. This does not seem appropriate for Debian as Debian offers the option of installing the ...