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Identify OpenVZ virtual machine from inside

Is there any way for me to identify which OpenVZ container I am in, from inside the container? I am working on a setup where OpenVZ machines shall boot the same (read-only) disk image, so I can not ...
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Unsigned lenny packages with aptitude safe-upgrade

I have several Debian lenny computers. Two have nearly identical sources.list files. On both, I do regular update/safe-upgrades. On one it always goes smoothly. On the other, much of the time I ...
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Installing Unity Asset Server on Debian has problems with postgresql

I used to have Debian Lenny (non-VPS, dedicated hosting) and Unity Asset Server (Unity3D's version control) was running smoothly. But recently I moved to Debian Squeeze (running on VPS) and I can't ...
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How to reinstall a package using apt-get?

It seems that my aptitude is somehow broken sudo aptitude update 0% [Working]Segmentation fault dmesg [223282.616599] aptitude[30972]: segfault at 67707f ip 7f954dcfae5d sp 7ffff5a5f950 error 4 in ...
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Did Debian lenny repositories vanish?

Today, I tried to install packages through apt-get, but I encountered a lot of 404 errors. My sources.list was fully working last Friday (no changes to my knowledge), now I get: W: Failed to fetch ...
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How to install debian oldstable from network?

I use PXE debian installer and install it from the local network mirror. It only offers to install "squeeze - stable" despite of there are both squeeze and lenny on the mirror. How to force it to ...
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Bash Auto-complete Adds Trailing Slash After Filename

I recently upgraded my system from Etch to Lenny. Now when I use auto-complete, file names (not directories) appear with a trailing slash on the command line. It seems to be related to multiple ...
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How do I create an Ubuntu live usb using Debian?

I have Debian (Lenny) installation on a Dell Vostro v13. The laptop doesn't have a CD/DVD-ROM drive so the only way for me to install Ubuntu on it is via USB- unless I attach an external CD/DVD-ROM. ...
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How can I scale an application to fit a specific size (Linux)

I have an old gui application that is hard coded to 1280x1024 and I would like to display it full screen on a 1920x1200 monitor. Are there any relatively simple ways of forcing the application to be ...
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Upgrade php from 5.2 to 5.3 on lenny

I (among other things) manage an older debian Lenny server - and now have a need to update PHP from version 5.2 to 5.3 (we currently have 5.2.26 installed). This is required to support some of the ...
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How to turn off laptop speakers when headphones plugged in on Debian?

I'm running Debian Lenny on Toshiba P200-10C and whenever I plug in the headphones small laptop speakers won't turn off. Kernel version is 2.6.18-5-686, alsa version is 1.0.16-2. Speakers turn off ...
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Debian checking resulting in no

I have a home server running Debian Lenny. I am trying to install iStat Server on it, but it just doesn't want to work. I got it working on an other server, also running lenny... it worked straigt ...
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Problems installing Ruby 1.9.2 and rvm on Debian Lenny

I have currently have Ruby 1.9.1 (bad) and want to install 1.9.3 under rvm. However, rvm requirements gives a long list, most of which installed fine: install build-essential openssl libreadline6 ...
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Troubles using apt-get install with home on NFS share

I am trying to install a bunch of packages using apt-get install on a VM running Debian 5.0.9 (Lenny). What makes this endeavor frustrating and difficult is the fact that my home directory on this ...
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Server deinitializes dvb card

I have a problem with my home server. It deinitializes my dvb card after an unspecific time. Everything was fine, but i don't know what changed. My kernelversion is 2.6.32-bpo.5-openvz-686 on a ...
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CPAN install to many directories

When I install stuff locally (not as root) with CPAN, it ends up putting things in a multitude of places. So much so, that I have to set PERL5LIB to five directories! Here's the CPAN settings where ...
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Assign Port to specific user

I need to be able to assign specific ports to a given user to listen at. Say I have user X, I want him to be able to only listen on port 500. User Y only on port 501. How can I do this? Im working on ...
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How to use Ralink RT2501/RT2573 as wifi access point in Debian Linux

I have a fit-PC server with Debian GNU/Linux (Lenny). I would like to use it as a wifi access point since my Linksys WRT54GS has become unstable. I have a USB Ralink wifi NIC. When I insert the card ...
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What email server should I choose?

I need a secure email server installed in Debian Lenny with users in a MySQL table. The users are from multiple domains. Quota should be in MySQL or a global variable for all users. What are my ...
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lenny testing: ugly display

I have upgraded my Debian Lenny install from "stable" to "testing", because I wanted/needed the higher versions of mono and monodevelop to continue work on a project that was initially start under a ...
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HISTCONTROL=ignoreboth not working in Debian Lenny

Can anyone confirm if by setting the following environmental variables under Debian Lenny, it will make previous history entries not be saved? I'm using GNU bash, version 3.2.39(1)-release. export ...
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Debian lenny GUI not working

I have installed the Debian "lenny" release on my machine. The GUI is not working in normal mode; to start it I have to go to single user mode and type: gdm start Why is this happening? Any ideas ...
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3g device not detected as modem in debian lenny

In debian lenny, the modem of my 3g usb device is not detected. It is detected as a storage device. I am using wvdial to connect internet. The logs, dmesg and var/log/messages shows the device is ...
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install debian lenny without gnome

I want to install Debian Lenny, without any graphical desktop manager (like gnome). I can install Debian Lenny with gnome and remove gnome from it, but i am not sure if it will remove all packages ...
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debian lenny email server

I am a newbie and set up a debian lenny at home and set up the web and email server in the default installation. I followed the instructions for Exim and ran dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config and set it ...
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How could I make a barebones linux workstation for VMware?

I was wondering what would be the best way to take a copy of Debian 5 or possibly 6 and strip it down absolutely nothing just to support a copy of VMware player. The only things I would want would be ...
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Debian Lenny renders fonts awful (like a ransom note) with default Desktop install

I'm running up-to-date Debian Lenny for x86-64. I am using the iceweasel browser. I browse to the web page crypto.org/blog and see the following: Click for larger image It looks like a ransom ...
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Moniter out of range error

I just installed Debian lenny 5.0.5 and when i start it up the monitor just displays a 'out of range' error. im using a Radeon HD 5570 graphics card and a lG W2353V-PF monitor. what do i have to do ...
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Problem when trying to install Debian Lenny

I am installing Debian Lenny, but when I boot it, it stops at this point: Please wait kernel loading... It doesn't continue past this point. What should I do?
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Swiftfox (Firefox variant) is taking ages to load in Debian Lenny

Swiftfox (a Firefox variant) is taking ages to load in my Debian Lenny system. I have been using Swiftfox on several other Linux distributions without any problem; it works flawlessly on Arch, ...
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Intel G41/GMA X4500 supported in Debian Lenny OOTB?

I'm trying to find out if the Intel G41 Chipset, especially the integrated Intel GMA 4500 video chipset is supported out of the box by Debian lenny. If it doesn't work OOTB any additional information ...
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What port needs to be open for Debian to get updates?

I was considering deploying my web application on a Debian virtual machine. However, I want to lock it down as tight as possible (i.e. traffic in/out). I was wondering which, if any, port I needed to ...
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bbdock or bbutton for Debian/Lenny fluxbox?

I've been getting into the fluxbox window manager more and more, especially using it's more minimal styles. Currently I'm just using Debian/Lenny's default setup. I'm looking for a utility which ...
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Debian Lenny: is my system up-to-date?

Howto find out if a Debian Lenny 64-bit is up-to-date? When I run sudo aptitude update it only tells me something like ... Hit http://ftp.de.debian.org lenny Release Hit http://ftp.de.debian.org ...
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Trying to install debian - but my ethernet card isn't supported

I have a motherboard with a IntelĀ® 82574L PCI-Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller. Supposedly the e1000e driver will support this as of 2.6.26-18 From debian bug 509199 Support for this network ...