Version 7 of the Debian Linux distribution.

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EFI Partition vs /boot partition

I have just sat down to install debian 7, which contains something called 'EFI' which is entirely new to me. I went through the install as I usually do; 256MB /boot partition, bootable, unencrypted ...
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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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Automatically mount a 2nd hard drive in Debian 7?

I've recently installed Debian 7.1 on to my PC, which uses the SSD as the main drive and a secondary 200GB IDE drive as just something I can place programs, music, and other files on there. However, ...
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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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Prevent radeon driver from attaching to specific PCI devices?

I have two Radeon cards in this machine, a 6570 and a 6950: lspci | grep VGA: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Turks [Radeon HD 6570] 02:00.0 VGA compatible ...
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Make number row into symbols row by default

As a programmer I find myself typing symbols a lot more often than I do numbers. So it would be nice if the numbers row on the keyboard produced symbols by default. The end results should be: 6 would ...
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Cannot copy files from external USB HDD to computer

Hello I have a HDD disk connected with a USB converter to my computer. It consists of two partitions, the first one is mounted automatically and I can grab all the files from it, but the second one I ...
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Wifi scan interval in Debian Wheezy, reconnect after sleep

I want to reconnect to a wireless network as fast as possible when waking up my computer from sleep mode. It always takes a while (usually 15-30 seconds) before there's even a listing of available ...
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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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Why there is no sun-java in Debian Wheezy and how can I fix this?

Sun's java is in Debian Lenny and Debian Squeeze repos (non-free) but no in wheezy1,2. Why? edit: after further research I found that java has been removed. reson: ROM; security issues and newer ...
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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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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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Installing Skype on Debian Wheezy [amd64]

Yes, yet another question about how to install Skype on Debian Wheezy (7.4) amd64. Seen countless similar articles and forum threads on how to do it, but it doesn't for me :( Here is what I do: dpkg ...
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Redirect physical keyboard input to SSH

I'm having a raspberry pi running debian linux and I have an RFID reader connected to it. The RFID reader behaves like a keyboard. Every time I scan a tag it types then number of the tag and then ...
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The following packages have been kept back

I'm running 64-bit Debian Wheezy. Recently when I do apt-get upgrade I get this: The following packages have been kept back: libsmbclient libtevent0 samba-libs It's driving me crazy. I though I ...
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How to access files in var?

I want to copy var/log/installer to my Windows computer. I can copy from other locations, but not from this one. This is the error I get in Nautilus. Error while opening file: permission denied It ...
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Where can I find the command “udevinfo” on Debian?

I'm trying to fix a problem with my webcam in Wheezy, and I need some information about the drive with the command udevinfo. The problem is: where is this executable? if I run sudo udevinfo the ...
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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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dhclient configures /etc/resolv.conf with invalid entry

I'm trying to figure out why running dhclient on my interface sets /etc/resolv conf to the ip number of my gateway(router). This entry is invalid and each and every time causes inability to resolve ...
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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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Weird mouse behaviour in Debian Wheezy (jumpy cursor)

When I move my mouse slowly over the desktop the pointer jumps often a few pixels (one or two) in the opposite direction of which I move my mouse. Horribly when trying to set the cursor around some ...
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Using a Raspberry Pi to Share WiFi Connection over Ethernet

I have a Raspi successfully connected over WiFi, and I want to connect some wired devices to the same network through it. My AP already provides a DHCP server, so I basically want something to bridge ...
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apt-file update: No Index available

Why do I get this message (“No Index available”): Downloading Index http://http.debian.net/debian/dists/wheezy/main/Contents-amd64.diff/Index: No Index available. Downloading complete file ...
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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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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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USB hard disk stopped working in Debian without unmounting

I've seen a similar question arround here, but it doesn't solve my problem, because is a diferent problem. I have an external hard disk and it works fine, but after a while being mounted and working ...
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SSL trouble in Perl's LWP after Debian Wheezy upgrade

I just upgraded to Debian Wheezy from Lenny (long story) and a few of my Perl packages didn't make the upgrade for some reason, among them Crypt::SSLeay (libcrypt-ssleay-perl). I was unable to ...
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What is the shortcut to minimize all the windows except the active one in Linux

I know there's 'Aero Shake' for Windows and I want something similar for Debian 7. I already checked all the keyboard shortcuts but couldn't find anything related to it.
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Intel HD graphics 4400 not working properly on Wheezy

Upon login, I get the following message: GNOME 3 Failed to Load Unfortunately GNOME 3 failed to start properly and started in the fallback mode. This most likely means your system ...
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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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What files do I need in /root?

I extracted a ton of files to /root on accident and they're all over. I want to delete all the files in there except for the ones I need. What ones are required to be in the /root file to work?
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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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Installing TexLive on headless Debian Wheezy machine

I want to install TexLive on a headless machine running Debian Wheezy (X11 is not installed). However, when I run apt-get it wants to pull in X11 packages. As I access the machine via SSH, and would ...
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Why do print jobs to a /dev/null printer hang on the gziptoany filter?

I have a /dev/null printer set up for testing: lpadmin -p Testing -E -v file:///dev/null but whenever I print to it lp -n 1 -d Testing -t "This is a test" some_text_file.txt The job just sites ...
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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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How to preserve path in a new tab in the gnome terminal?

At work I am using Ubuntu GNU/Linux 14.04. When I open a new tab in the gnome terminal, the working directory of the new shell is the same as in the terminal where I have pressed CTRL-SHIFT-T. At ...
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Which is the best kernel version to upgrade in Debian Wheezy?

I have Debian Wheezy kernel version 3.2.0-3-amd64 (stable). I want to upgrade my kernel version. Here there are many descriptions and source package of kernel. I red that Torvalds has been announced ...
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ios7 loops on the “trust this computer” dialog

trying to transfer files to the work ipad via my debian7 box. When i plug it on the computer usb port, it shows the dialog about trusting this computer, and the computer shows a gnome alert about the ...
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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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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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Debian's GNOME 3: remove users from login menu

I have upgraded to Debian Wheezy from Squeeze and all users, including system ones, such as qmail are visible on the GNOME 3's greeter. How do I hide them from this login menu?
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Problems setting TL-WN951N (AR5416/AR5008) into Master mode

I recently bought a TL-WN951N PCI card, it gets detected right and the module being used is ath9k. When trying to set it to master mode however, it prints: $ iwconfig int1 mode master Error for ...
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Trouble with my NVIDIA Geforce 6150 on Debian Wheezy

I own a HP Pavilion dv2025nr which has a NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 card. I installed Debian Wheezy which currently installs GNOME 3. I need to install nvidia-glx in order to use my card at full ...
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debian 7 - atheros 10a1 ethernet card wireless doesn't work

i have bought a ideapad z710 a few days ago. I installed debian via using USB stick. During installation, setup cant find my ethernet card. After that i manually install wheezy backports. This solved ...
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No sound output or hardware to choose from in gnome sound settings

There is no sound output when I try to play music or videos etc. When I run $ speaker-test I get speaker-test 1.0.25 Playback device is default Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 1 ...
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Owncloud: Setting an external drive as the default - Wheezy

I'm running OwnCloud 5.0 successfully on a Raspberry Pi. I've mounted an external 1TB harddrive, and can access it from my ownCloud. My problem is that to access my external drive, I have to open a ...
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No permission to access webcam on linux

I am using a raspberry pi with raspbian to capture webcam shots and upload them to a web server. However, when I rebooted just now I no longer have access to the webcam. I have no idea why this ...
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Thunar Custom Actions appear twice

I'm currently using Debian Wheezy (aka testing) with XFCE desktop environment and Thunar. Almost all the custom actions I have created so far appear twice in Thunar context menu. I'm not at my Linux ...
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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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shutdown: /run/initctl: No such file or directory

I updated my server to Debian wheezy and played around with it. After a while I wanted to restart and encountered the error shutdown: /run/initctl: No such file or directory I searched on the web ...