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Squeeze is the development codename for Debian 6.0.

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numeric keyboard does not work in debian

I use a standard keyboard with debian 6.0.5. until now everything were fine. Now the numeric part of the keyboard does not work. numlock is on. if I press some random keys it does right click or opens ...
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Install Firefox 13.0.1 on Debian Squeeze

I have some problem installing Firefox 13.0.1 (latest from official site) on my fresh Debian 6.0.5 installation. What i did: Removed iceweasel, unzipped firefox*.tar.bz2 into /opt/ Created symlink ...
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Mountpoint permissions messed up after user mount

On a freshly installed Debian squeeze amd64, $ ls /media -l drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jun 13 12:13 usb0 But after mounting, $ mount /dev/sdb1 $ ls /media -l drwx------ 1 root root 4096 Jun 12 ...
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Should I install new software in Debian? [closed]

I know Debian is very stable because it used old kernel, packages and so on. Of course, it make Debian more security. So should I install new software/package in Debian, for examples Java 7? Thanks!
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Build debian package of Django 1.4 for squeeze

I need to build a debian package for Squeeze of Django 1.4 to add to our local aptitude repository. I found a package here under Download Source Package python-django: ...
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Clearing the terminal before displaying MOTD

When I connect to my SSH server, it prompts me for the user name and password. After I have authenticated, it will display my MOTD, then show user prompt, like this: Using username "root". ...
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How to disable sound modules in debian squeeze (solved)

The scenario, I have a debian squeeze xen virtual machine, only doing server tasks. On boot it autoloads sound modules despite blacklisting. I know about modprobe -r, however ideally I'd prefer to ...
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How do I install Firefox 12 on Debian Squeeze?

Background I am trying to install Firefox 12 on Debian Squeeze x86_64. I have extracted the contents of the compressed Firefox downloadable into the /opt directory and have marked the files ...
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Computer Lockup

I have a small computer that I am running a video application on (video conferencing-style). At inconsistent times, it will 'lock up' - video will freeze, if I am telneting into it from another ...
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Which GUI should I install on Debian for getting nVidia support straightaway? [closed]

I have installed Debian without any additional packages or software. I would now like to install a X windowing system. I've tried out Gnome before but the resolution is really low and I can't set it ...
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How to install Debian Squeeze on a PC without DVD, CD or USB boot capabilities?

I have an old PC (Pentium 4) and a new PC (dual core). On old PC I do not have a DVD ROM or a CD ROM. The motherboard does not let me boot from a USB key. And I do not have a NIC which can boot and ...
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“developer-stable” packages in debian?

I'm pretty new at debian, so bare with me. Some of the packages are pretty old in debian stable. For example, the version of iceweasel (firefox) included is 3.5. But I don't want the version of ...
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How to autorun wpa_supplicant on Debian startup

I'd like to run wpa_supplicant -D wext -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf on Debian startup (runlevels 2-5). I found some vague instructions from a related question that said to put a script in ...
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Installing Debian Squeeze Backport with Dependencies

I have added squeeze-backports to my apt sources.list, and updated. The backport instructions say that you use the -t switch to install a package, plus its dependencies, to get around the default ...
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Using wvdial in /etc/network/interfaces to enable automatic connection with usb 3g dongle

I have wvdial working from the command line in a debian squeeze 32 bit install. Googling around revealed several suggestions to simply use auto ppp0 iface ppp0 inet wvdial However, upon reboot I ...
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Wrong libc6 version in Debian Squeeze — can I go back?

Attempting to make some ruby gems work, I discovered I needed to install the dev ruby package, which apparently required the dev libc6. When I tried to install it (using the approved squeeze ...
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Debian squeeze keyboard and touchpad not working / detected on laptop

They work before gdm3 starts. a connected mouse also stops working, but functions after removal and re-plug. no xorg.conf. log doesn't show any loading of drivers for kbd/touchpad [ 33.783] ...
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Reinstalling Debian Squeeze via APT after significant core package removal

Some background: I accidentally left two problematic repositories in my /etc/apt/sources.list - to be specific, the squeeze-updates repository (changed from "volatile"), and the sid repository. I was ...
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Mysql stopped working

Mysql is up and running on my system but i can not login with any user. I also cannot start/stop/status the server. All i got is: ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using ...
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Using LVM after installing Debian

I have Debian Squeeze installed on VirtualBox. While installing I've chosen Ext3 filesystem and it takes whole virtual disk space. fdisk says: Disk /dev/sda: 33.0 GB, 32986103808 bytes 255 heads, 63 ...
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How do I write files to a USB without being root?

I have a 4GB USB stick which I partitioned using sudo cfdisk /dev/sdb and formatted using sudo mkfs /dev/sdb1. It's currently set to ID 83 with System Linux when I run sudo fdisk -l on my Debian ...
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Unable to resolve a local hostname with debian and monowall

I'm using debian squeeze on my laptop, network is autoconfigured by DHCP(dhclient/network manager), Monowall is running on my home DSL router, the dns forwarder software is dnsmasq. I've added an A ...
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How can i use the amazon kindle version 4 with debian squeeze?

Hello i am using the amazon kindle version 4. To synchronize my e-books with this device i can use calibre in version 0.8.33 with my opensuse 12.1 box which works fine. However the version shipped ...
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Debian live-build won't generate binary-hybrid.iso after first run

My computer: Debian Squeeze amd64 live-build package is version 2.0.12-2 (newest in Squeeze) I'm trying to build a Debian Live CD with some custom files and whatnot. Here's what I did: $ mkdir ...
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How to allow other computers on the network to access my virtual web server?

I use Windows 7 as a host OS. I have Debian 6.0.4 installed on VirtualBox with lighttpd. I can easily access the web server from my machine by typing http://localhost in the browser address panel ...
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While trying to install lighttpd on debian squeeze I get: 'Some packages could not be installed.'

I am trying to install lighttpd on my (virtual) Debian 6.0.4 64 bit system but after trying to use this command : sudo apt-get install lighttpd I get this error : Reading package lists... Done ...
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nVidia Quadro 600 on Debian (stable) Twinview

I want to run Debian stable on a 64-Bit (amd64) system and enable twinview on the graphics boaard nVidia Quadro 600. The default installed driver works for one screen. After installing the nvidia* ...
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Apple Magic Trackpad (bluetooth) on Debian Squeeze

What do I have to do to get an Apple Magic Trackpad to "work" on a standard Debian Squeeze system? Right now, the trackpad is connected to the machine over Bluetooth, and functions like a mouse: ...
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kernel update vs distro version?

Is there a difference between kernel version and distro version? For an example, I'm using Debian Squeeze and the kernel version by default is 2.6.32-5-amd64. Does this mean that Squeeze only uses ...
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Installing 32bit gcc on Debian squeeze x64

I need to install the 32bit gcc because i get this error: libgcc_s.so.1 must be installed for pthread_cancel to work Aborted I try this: apt-get install lib32gcc1 Does not find the package I ...
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Black screen when installing debian

After choosing an option at the installation menu, the screen turns lack. It doesn't matter if I choose "Install" "Graphic install" or "Expert install". I,m using a Macbook5,2 and I am trying to ...
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How to install experimental packages?

I am running debian squeeze and would like to install the wine experimental package of sid. My Questions: Where do I find the package? Is there a way to include the package into the software ...
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Router sees different host names

I'm trying to ping my linux machines by host name and the pings are failing (can ping by ip just fine). I then logged into the router which is the DNS server and see that the router sees the linux ...
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How can I run a script on shutdown?

I have the following script, how do I run it on shutdown in Debian linux? (don't want to use GUI) #!/bin/bash vms=$(vmrun list | grep '/'); for vm in ${vms} do echo 'suspending ' $vm ...
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Installed ATI Proprietary driver, can't get 3d acceleration

Using the guide: http://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary I did the following steps: 1) aptitude install --without-recommends linux-headers-$(uname -r) 2) aptitude install fglrx-control fglrx-driver 3) ...
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How do I tell aptitude or apt to offer a particular version of lpr?

I seem to have a weird version of lpr installed (one that doesn't cope with -o, see also this question). On all my other machines that run the same debian squeeze, the proper version of lpr is ...
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Updating grub2 in a Debian VM

I am running a series of debian server VMs under Xen. I am using pygrub, so the kernels and initrds are within the VM itself. I would like to continue using the automatic grub.cfg generation ...
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Which virtualization technology for old linux box

I have old PIV 1.8ghz, 512MB memory, 40GB HDD, computer with Debian squeeze on it. I currently work on it by connecting to it over SSH. I'm interested in testing/learning/trying out/playing with ...
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Do I have to care about hosts.allow or hosts.deny when I can't reach postfix?

I am using postfix for outgoing mails (collection from machines on 192.168.1.0/24 and forwarding to my ISP's mail machine) and I have trouble accessing postfix for sending mails. The machine I use for ...
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Logitech USB headphones detected and selected in Debian Squeeze but sound still coming from speakers

I have a pair of Logitech wireless USB headphones that work with Ubuntu Natty but aren't working in Debian Squeeze. When they are selected as the default audio output, the sound comes out of the ...
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LMDE detects a wireless card, but can't use it

LMDE can see my wireless card, and correctly identifies it, but it refuses to let me turn it on through the shiny graphical interface. Is there a way to use the non-shiny terminal to turn on my ...
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murmurd doesn't accept SuperUser password

just installed a mumble-server (murmurd) under Debian Squeeze. I set the SuperUser password using the murmurd -subw <newpassword> command, then restarted the service. When I try to connect as a ...
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After installing debian 6 on my laptop along with windows 7 64bit , my laptop only boots to debian what should I do?

I've installed Debian 6 32bit on the same HDD but different partition along with Windows 7 64bit, and now my laptop only boots to Debian 6 where I want both Windows / Debian. How can I edit GRUB to ...
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Add default gateway while installing Debian

I have in my virtual infrastructure static ip addresses and have to set the gateway which following commands: post-up route add x.x.x.254 dev eth0 post-up route add default gw x.x.x.254 post-down ...
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Getting my USB wifi stick to work on Debian (squeeze)?

Hi, i recently installed Debian-squeeze to multi-boot with vista on a hp desktop. so i have the netgear WNA3100 wifi stick i use on Vista and am trying to get working with debian. i followed the ...
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I wish to install Skype and other downloaded programs on Linux, specifically Debian, AMD64 LXDE

With Linux I have functioned up to now just using apt-get and modifying /etc/apt/sources.list . I followed the instructions in this blog. I added "deb h ttp://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ ...
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Debian VM requires manually running “ifconfig eth0 up” to start network after reboot

I have a new guest install of Debian 6.0.2.1 i386 as a VM in VMware Server 2 Windows XP host. I selected only the "standard System Utilities." After that I installed SSH and VIM. I then changed the ...
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apxs, apxs2 is nowhere to be found in Debian

I was told i have to apt-get install apache2-dev but i get: apt-get install apache2-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Note, selecting ...
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Can't find wireless networks on Debian

I am new to Debian (previously using Ubuntu, which is also Debian based). When I installed it on my Lenovo G450 laptop, I skipped the wireless configuration (I really didn't know how to do that). ...
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Debian Squeeze, linux-image-2.6.32-5-486: Boot process halts with [<c1003997>] ? kernel_thread_helper+0x7/0x10

I just upgraded an old box from Debian Etch to Lenny, and then from Lenny to Squeeze. Upon getting the system up to Squeeze, I installed the latest 2.6 kernel, linux-image-2.6.32-5-486. When I ...