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Running Ubuntu Programs on Wheezy?

I am planning to put Wheezy on my netbook, and I was wondering if Wheezy can run the same programs that Ubuntu can. This is mainly because my netbook really cant do anything with Windows and I figured ...
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Speeding up encryption during Debian install

I am installing Debian wheezy on some laptops. I have one large partition of about 750GB and a 4GB swap partition. I enabled encryption on both partitions and am now in the midst of the encryption ...
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Is Ubuntu's repository compatible with Debian?

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 and wanted to install some app but I don't have internet access. Fortunately, I have a Debian 7 installation DVD. Is it OK to use the repository on the Debian DVD as ...
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linux traffic routing through vpn instead of proxy on eth0

okay im running kali linux on a network with a proxy but blocks certain sites like youtube and imdb etc, recently i got a vpn which allowed me to access this site so i would use one browser(firefox) ...
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Debian 7 Shutdown Beep

How can I disable the beep when I reboot Debian 7? I have gone into /etc/inputrc and made the console not beep and have muted Beep in alsamixer but it still happens. I have seen reference to ...
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gdm3 on debian wheezy not remembering users after reboot

When logging on and off from gnome/gdm3, the last user is displayed as expected. As soon as I reboot the machine (or restart dbus and gdm3) the last user list is empty again. ck-history --last shows ...
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Debian host panics when running VirtualBox

We are having a strange issue with vboxdrv module in my workplace. Most of the host machines are Debian Wheezy, and we run some Windows virtual machines, built in VirtualBox, to access Windows-only ...
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How to attach my domain with bind in real www

I install bind9, with apache. my dig, host, nslookup and ping provide this info: my system ip address: 59.177.154.251 my domain name: imsingh.com my domain registrar: GoDaddy.com When i write ...
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Automatic script launch after booting on Debian

I try to launch some scripts at boot time on my Raspberry Pi (running Raspbian Wheezy). I have created the file /etc/init.d/datalogger-serveur : #! /bin/sh ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: ...
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Unable to install MariaDB on Debian 7

I'm trying to install MariaDB on my Debian 7 development machine and I've hit a problem. Following this tutorial, and this workaround, I enter this command: sudo apt-get install ...
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How to make Alsa pick a preferred sound device automatically?

I bought an USB sound card. I'd like to set up my Linux desktop so that it prefers the USB device, if it is plugged in and automatically switches as the device is (un)plugged. Is it possible, and how? ...
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How to modify context menu

On my raspberry pi, I was trying to get a file to play, but both mplayer and omxplayer did not show up in the "Others" list when I tried to associate the file with the players, so I typed it in using ...
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cp command to make bootable iso image usb

A lot of discussions exist here on making a bootable USB stick. Debian manual on installing Wheezy suggest the following: # cp debian.iso /dev/sdX # sync Making sure the USB device is first ...
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RTNETLINK answers: File exists… maybe because assigned a new mac adress

I got a "RTNETLINK answers: File exists Failed to bring up eth0:1" on "ifup eth0:1". I suspect it happens because i assigned a new mac adress in my VM's network adapter. Can you tell me how to fix ...
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Setting up permissions for a Samba share

I have Samba running on my home NAS (just a bare bones computer with an external HDD attached) in order to transfer files to/from a Windows machine. It's mostly working, I can browse the shares I have ...
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Raspberry Pi: mvoe home & var folders to USB HDD?

I have a Raspberry Pi running raspian. I've installed Apache2, PHP & MySQL. Apache & MySQL are both configured to use sub-directories of /var. I'd like to use a directory on my USB HDD ...
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pidgin & pidgin-data version conflict

My current os is debian wheezy. try to install pidgin with sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install pidgin but version of pidgin-data doesn't match Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Network not starting automatically

I just installed Debian 7.1 and configured a static IP address. But when I reboot and log-in, the network is not running. If I run ifup eth0, I get this message: Stopping Avahi mDNS/DNS-SD Daemon: ...
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Extract files with umlaut in 7zip file created under windows to Linux

I want to extract a large backup of my hard drive compressed with 7zip under Windows to my Debian Wheezy installation. I'm using the following command line: 7z x -pmypasswordhere file.7z If there's ...
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wmii on Debian not working

I did a fresh install of Debian 7.1 headless, and installed wmii along with several X packages. Wmii opens when I run startx, but not completely, and it is unusable. Although I'm fairly proficient ...
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No sound on Debian 7 stable

I have Debian 7.1. Today I have lost an ability to listening to music. I can hear sound played by speaker-test, mplayer and some applications sound (eg. Skype sound notifications). But I have problems ...
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Debian Wheezy no sound through jack output

I have strange problem with sound on my Debian wheezy powered notebook. Sound is not playing through jack output, but speakers are working just OK. lspci | grep Audio 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel ...
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How to add unity-greeter in Debian wheezy with GDM 3

There are two questions I would like to ask. 1) How do we install unity-greeter in Debian wheezy with GDM 3 to have an Ubuntu style login screen ? 2) How do we have a rounded-styled login box with ...
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How to remove gnome 3 and all its dependencies from a debian wheezy netinst

I downloaded a Debian wheezy netinstall iso file, and just made a very minimal installation with no Display manager or desktop environment. I was using the terminal for testing purpose. I later ...
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create a new vmware virtual machine with debian 7 wheezy

I would like to create a new virtual machine in vmware player with debian 7 wheezy. In the vmware player wizard "Select a Guest Operating System" under "Linux" there is only debian 5 or debian 6 ...
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Install mysql workbench on debian wheezy amd64

I try install mysql workbench on debian wheezy amd64 but there are many dependencies: ~$ sudo apt-get install mysql-workbench Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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How to recover a file that is been deleted from the mount device as root

I accidentally delete a file from the mount device that too as a root. after deleting I couldn't even find a file in trash. Can somebody help me to restore the deleted file. I am using Debian 7
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Errors when trying to update Debian 7 APT Cache

When I'm trying to make update (with apt-get update) in Debian 7 I always have errors like this: W: Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/wheezy/updates/non-free/binary-amd64/Packages 404 ...
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Is it safe to have wheezy sourcs list in Debian Squeeze?

Currently, I have a Debian Squeeze 64 bit version installed in my laptop. Since it is said that updates and support for squeeze will be provided only till the next 8 months, and will become unstable ...
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Mousepad tap does not work on debian stable lxde

I have an Acer Aspire One KAV60 running debian 7.0 stable with lxde as the window manager. I can't get the mousepad to register a click when I tap it. I've tried installing ...
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XFCE/ligtdm startup configuration files

Have recently installing Debian Wheezy and using XFCE 4.8.0.3 with lighdm. After logging in with lightdm, my ~/.bash_profile or ~/.profile are no longer sourced. I have previously used these startup ...
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Recommended way of installing PHP 5.4

PHP 5.4 is stable for quite some time now. However, when I type apt-get install php5 PHP 5.3 gets installed. Question: Why? And what is the preferred way of installing PHP 5.4? Should I choose a ...
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libgphoto2-2-dev is installed, but pkg-config wont list it. Deb Wheezy new install

I am trying to use node-gphoto2 from npm, but I am having trouble with the libgphoto2-2-dev dependency. I've installed it, but pkg-config says it's not there. $ sudo aptitude search gphoto p ...
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Debian Wheezy - VMWare Player and Gnome3

I have installed Debian Wheezy in VMWare Player 5.0.2 build-1031769 and all is fine. Except the "Failed to load Gome3" messages keep on coming. This is what I did so far: Installed VMWare Tools ...
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How to get latest nginx in Wheezy using apt-get

It seems like the nginx package in debian wheezy apt-get is old and only goes up to 1.2 whereas the latest version is 1.4 Do I really have to build it from source or is there a way to get the latest ...
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Does the EFI boot partition need to be the first partition?

I'm trying to install kubuntu 13.04 and debian wheezy on my laptop with UEFI on. The installation goes fine but when I reboot it shows "no OS found". Could it be because I already have windows 8 on ...
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Squid3 proxy Cannot write log file

I installed Squid3 on Rasbian, and did some minor configuration. Then I set it up to cache to an auto mounting usb drive. I was looking over the logs and found only TCP_MISS. I was hoping after a ...
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Update to gnome 3.6 from 3.4 in debian wheezy

So I have a gnome 3.4 with my debian wheezy distro. How can I upgrade it to 3.6? I tried searching repos, but could not find anything. The only thing I found was for Ubuntu, and the solution 404'd on ...
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Debian wheezy frequent random crash

I have a fresh install of the debian testing distro with gnome-shell 3.4 and it crashes daily. By crash I mean, the sound keeps repeating itself, keyboard and mouse is unresponsive, and my only ...
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Migrate Debian to 64 bit and preserve home partition

I am currently on Debian Squeeze 32 bit and I want to install Wheezy 64 bit, preserving my /home partition I know that compiled files will not work unless configuring multiarch, but can I find other ...
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Can't install TrueCrypt in Debian Wheezy

In Debian Testing (Wheezy) 64bit, I am trying to install TrueCrypt: root@debian:/media/cdrom0# ls -l total 47120 dr-xr-xr-x 3 root root 2048 Apr 3 2012 32Bit dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 2048 Apr ...
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How to get Flash working again in Google Chrome 23 on Debian Wheezy? [closed]

Flash stopped working for seemingly no reason.
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Permanently detach device

I'm setting up a vm box and I've enabled IOMMU. Works great, except I get PTE Read access is not set errors flooding my dmesg. In particular it is for one device, a USB 1.1 controller, that just ...
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Local resources via rdesktop not working

I have raspberry pi with Raspbian “wheezy”. I am trying to rdesktop from pi to win 8. I use rdesktop 1.7.1. My problem is, that I can't share local resouce for ex. local folder. rdesktop -u martin ...
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All statically assigned addresses, but dhcpcd still runs?

I have a VM (on ESXi 5.1.0) running Debian Wheezy (7.0). eth0 has a statically assigned address. eth1 was DHCP-assigned, and now I want to make it static. Here is my old /etc/network/interfaces: # ...
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How to disable IPv6 on Debian Wheezy?

I know there's a wiki entry http://wiki.debian.org/DebianIPv6#How_to_turn_off_IPv6 that shows how to disable IPv6 in Debian Squeeze, but that's a 2.6.* kernel. What about 3.2.* kernels running ...
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Broken Apache after upgrade from squeeze to wheezy

I have spent a good while searching and haven't been able to fix this problem. I had a working chroot of Debian squeeze on my arm machine. I followed the guide to upgrading from squeeze to wheezy I ...
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nVidia driver prevents Debian from starting up

After I have installed the nVidia driver using this tutorial, and I try to startup it follows the bootsplash and when it's about to load the gdm3 it first shows the tty screen for a second and then I ...
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Debian/Gnome stop auto-open of mounted volumes

Since upgrading from Debian stable to Debian testing, every time I issue a mount command from the terminal, the file manager opens a window to the mounted path, interfering with my scripts (volume is ...
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Rocket raid 2320 drivers for Debian Wheezy

I want to use this board on my server when I upgrade it to Debian Wheezy (and I would like for it to continue to work on Debian Jessie when that is released). So far the "open source" drivers at High ...