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logrotate configuration file syntax - multiple wildcard entries possible?

Since the man page doesn't answer my question and I don't want to force a rotation cycle, I decided to ask the question here. The man page for logrotate gives the following example: ...
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gcc path not valid when installing VMWare Tools from VMWare Workstation 7.1.1 build-282343 on Debian squeeze

I am trying to install VMWare tools on Debian Squeeze. My error: Before you can compile modules, you need to have the following installed... make gcc kernel headers of the running kernel ...
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Only 3.2GB of 4GB RAM detected on 64-bit Debian

I'm running Debian Squeeze (x64): # uname -srvmo Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 SMP Mon Jan 16 16:22:28 UTC 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux I have 2 compatible 2 GB sticks of DDR2 in my G31M-S motherboard. It ...
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sensors-detect does not detect

I am trying to run sensors-detect in Debian6 64 bits and I get: Sorry, no sensors were detected. Either your system has no sensors, or they are not supported, or they are connected to an I2C or SMBus ...
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What is the preferred way to set the path for library directories?

I installed a binary and its dependencies to a non-standard location. When I run the binary, I need to specify the library locations of all its dependencies. I know one way of doing this is to do: ...
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How do I permanently reset the time zone in Debian?

Dreamhost seems to think that we like PDT, despite being in the Midwest. How do I change the timezone?
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Mount external USB drive in Debian Linux to a mount point based on the volume name

How do I configure my Debian installation to mount external USB drives to mount points based on the volume names of the drives? For instance, if I have a thumb drive with the volume name of ...
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X freeze with proprietary fglrx driver on radeon HD 5970

I can't get to install the proprietary driver "fglrx" with ATI Radeon HD 5970 on Debian Squeeze. After the installation with ATI Catalyst 12-8 and a reboot, from the stage of GDM, the screen is ...
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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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Why do password entries over ssh take so long?

When I'm ssh'd into my server, any time I enter my password, there's a 40 second delay before the server responds. This occurs when logging in, as well as whenever I run a command via sudo. The delay ...
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How to change default pdf viewer for all users in command line

I'm using Debian squeeze with Gnome Desktop for all my users. I have a group of machines to set up so that all users should use xpdf as a default viewer (rather than evince). I want this set up to be ...
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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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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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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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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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Find slow network nodes between two data centers

I've got a problem with syncing big amount of data between two data centers. Both machines have got a gigabit connection and are not fully occupied but the fastest that I am able to get is something ...
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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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Windows installed on second partition, how to add it to boot menu?

I'm using Debian 6.0.6 Squeeze at the moment, I installed it over Windows XP. It's just one hard drive where I first installed Windows XP and than used some Windows tool to make partition where I ...
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VirtualBox: Unable to access “USB subsystem”

I have a VirtualBox running inside a Debian Squeezy 64 bit machine. For some reason, none of my virtual machines can use the USB ports of the host machine. This error is popping up: Cant load Host ...
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Which program modified /etc/resolv.conf?

I'm using Network Manager to auto connect to wireless network. I have setup my personal DNS server using BIND 9. After connected, it seems just fine: $ cat /etc/resolv.conf # Generated by ...
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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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How do I use my Brother MFC-7440N from Debian or Ubuntu?

I have a Brother MFC-7440N. I would like to print to it from Debian Squeeze over the network without installing Brother's official driver, which I know for sure to be out of date and non-functional ...
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Why is syslog so much slower than file IO?

I wrote a simple test program to measure the performance of the syslog function. This are the results of my test system: (Debian 6.0.2 with Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64) Test Case Calls ...
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How do I install KDE in my Debian installation?

How do I install KDE in my Debian installation? I have a Debian Squeeze 6.0.7, which was installed from a DVD. I would like to install kde-full package into it. How do I install KDE in my current ...
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Who creates /home/<user>/Public every (boot) time?

I have a debian squeeze machine on which, after every boot, there is an empty directory "Public" (yes, capital P) in all the /home-Folders. It obviously looks SMB- or FTP-related, but I can't figure ...
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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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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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PuTTY to guest in VMWare workstation: Connection refused

I have the SSH server listening on my IP address in the guest machine (debian2) edarabos@debian2:~$ telnet 172.16.100.128 22 Trying 172.16.100.128... Connected to 172.16.100.128. Escape character is ...
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Installing Intel 82579 drivers on Debian 6.01a without any issues, but the NIC disappears after reboot

I'm currently working with Debian 6.01a and the 1.2.20 and 1.3.10a drivers from the Intel site for the 82579 NIC. I modprobe -r e1000e and then insmod /filepath/e1000e.ko. After running ifconfig -a, ...
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How can partman partition more than one disk in a Debian installer preseed file?

Making partman partition a single disk is easy enough: d-i partman-auto/disk string /dev/xvda d-i partman-auto/method string regular d-i partman-auto/expert_recipe string \ boot-swap :: \ ...
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Using static DNS in Debian Squeeze?

I'm connecting to different WLANs all the time, and at boot time my computer also connects through a VPN-tunnel. The problem is that the DNS-server address received via DHCP often times don't allow ...
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Debian: What are these files in /sys/devices/pci0000:00/ for?

I am running Debian Squeeze on an MSI M670 laptop. I have these following files on my root drive, each 256MB: file:///sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:05.0/resource1 ...
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/sbin/ifconfig “Operation not permitted”

Having just signed up for a VPS package, I'm trying to create a point-to-point network. I'm logged in as root, I'm fairly certain at some point ifconfig was working because I remember inspecting the ...
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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 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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Inconsistency with Debian filesystem, shows no free space even when I have 145 GB space free

I have a 200+GB HDD. I have set up Debian Squeeze 6 in following manner: I have been seeing an error message saying I have run out of disk space. I used disk usage analyzer and I found that out of ...
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Services running multiple times?

I've installed a postgres db on my debian squeeze. There's a /etc/init.d/postresql to control the database. When I type pstree -c, I get two traces with postgresql. After /etc/init.d/postgresl stop I ...
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Is there a repository for Debian stable (“Squeeze”) with the latest version of the Chromium browser?

Is there a repository for Debian stable (squeeze) with latest Chromium browser (Debian has an outdated version 6.x in official stable repository)? So far I have not found any. It is pity that Ubuntu ...
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Problem while installing tzdata-java package (unmet dependencies)

I got a Debian 6.0 at home, upgrade from Lenny. I need to install the tzdata-java package but when I do an apt-get install I receive this message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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Graphics trouble with Debian Squeeze on PowerBook G3 (bronze)

I've been using a good old powerbook (g3, bronze keyboard) with Debian Linux for years now. Woody (3.1) was still hard to install because of keyboard issues. Etch (4.0) and Lenny (5.0) were very easy ...
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python2.7: can't open file '/usr/lib/python2.7/py_compile.py'

I'm getting lot's of error with apt-get. I've tried to install package manualy but everything seems stucked. mio@vm:~$ sudo apt-get install --reinstall python2.7-minimal Reading package lists... Done ...
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How to reset xen hyperviser clock

I have a low cost server running Debian Squeeze stable, using the Xen hyperviser. After a very long uptime the clocks of the unprivileged domains will deviate. Restarting the domains will not fix the ...
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Linux Subversion configuration file

I've moved my SVN repo from one host to another. The new host requires I commit by using svn+ssh:// instead of https:// like my previous host did. One issue I can't escape is no matter what I do I ...
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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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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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USB Linux Install w/ LUKS Encryption: Will Suspend to RAM Work?

I installed Debian Squeeze on a 8GB flash drive. So far, it is stock Squeeze (opted for Laptop and Standard System in Expert Mode install). Before I go nuts, I am trying to run a stripped down distro ...
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How do I know whether my Debian is being hacked/infected?

My laptop seems to be acting rather weird - saying that another person is logged in when I try to shut it down (or maybe it likes being turned on). So how do I know whether my Debian laptop is being ...
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Upgrade root (also boot) filesystem from ext3 to ext4 on Debian

After upgrading a Debian system from 5.0 to 6.0 (Lenny to Sqeeze), how do I go about upgrading the root filesystem (which in this case is also boot) from ext3 to ext4?
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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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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 ...