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RTNETLINK answers: File exists Failed to bring up eth0

I have 3 identical servers which I SSH into, but couldn't on one of them after a restart. service networking restart just bring up "RTNETLINK answers: File exists Failed to bring up eth0" route just ...
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security: changing sudo permissions in /etc/sudoers on Debian 7.8

I have a single-user home system running Debian 7.8 console with desktop installed but default runlevel 3 boot. I added my limited user account to the sudo group using adduser for the purpose of ...
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safely shrinking /var/cache on Debian 7.8

Here are the top storage resource hogs on my single-user home system, which is a customized version of Debian 7.8 with lxde-core optional but no graphical login manager: 3487080 . 1732560 ./usr ...
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How do i install Perl 5.10.1 on Debian, using the packaging system?

I have little to no idea about administrating Debian, but I would like to at least use that release of Perl. Googling has proven unfruitful, so i turn to you, Stackoverflow. Note: Managed to find the ...
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Serial device not detected by Lubuntu

“Serial Wacom Tablet stylus” and “Serial Wacom Tablet eraser” should appear in the xinput list in a Motion LE 1700 Tablet PC, however they are missing in Lubuntu 14 (32bit). Is there a way to make ...
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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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One of my PCs in my local net cannot connect to my SSH server

I am running a SSH server on a Debian Wheezy box. I have 4 computers and two Android phones that can successfully connect to the SSH using local IP to the server. But one of my computers cannot ...
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laptop screen blinking on linux

I have a wierd issue with my alienware 14 laptop, that is running debian testing. If I use it without ac adapter pluged in, after some time the screen start blinking randomly (it looks like ...
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Downloading FEniCS Binary for Linux Mint, what is the difference between the two icons in the following download link?

I am a new to Linux/Ubuntu operating systems. In this link, I'm not sure which of the first two OS Icons I will need to use. I'll be using Linux Mint. Which one will I need to use? An explanation of ...
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What is the relationship between Unix, Linux, Ubuntu, Debian and Android?

What is the relationship between Unix, Linux, Ubuntu, and Debian? I suspect they are all Operating Systems that are based upon one another - similar to how Windows is based on DOS. Is my suspicion ...
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Debian and Win 8.1 Dual Boot (Separate HDD)

Im trying to install Debian on my new laptop. I have a 128GB SSD and 1TB HDD. Windows is on the SSD, and i want to install debian on the other drive. My problem is, when i install debian, i put the ...
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Iptables rules suddenly not working

I'm trying to set up a webserver using an Odroid U3; as OS I have Debian 7.4. The issue came when trying to load the iptables rules with iptables-persistent. I'm using the same file with rules I've ...
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Automatic BIOS update on a Debian netbook — how could that happen?

I have a Eee PC 1201PN that has been serving me well for some good 3 years. As of 31 january, when I turned it on, this message appeared in the POST screen: Press power button to shutdown system ...
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VirtualBox Debian add size to root filesystem

I have problem with my VirtualBox Debian system, which run out of memory. I can't start mysql any more and I can't work with it. mysqld: Error writing file '/usr/local/mysql/data/debian.pid' ...
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Icedove send without subject

Is there a way to configure Icedove (and presumably Thunderbird as well) so that it doesn't prompt you for the subject if you haven't included one? I basically use Gnome file manager send to to mail ...
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ubuntu 13,10 “Failed to download repository information”

I have ubuntu 13.10- 64 bit version on my machine.recently i tried to install postgres for ROR development but i couldn't complete the postgres installation and found that my update manager always ...
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How to create a wireless-to-ethernet router?

I have a Debian machine, which I want to turn into a router. It will connect via wireless to a access-point, where it will get an IP. To its ethernet port, other machines will be connected. It will ...
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How to run logrotate as a local user?

I'm trying to manage logs which are generated by local scripts. These logs are nothing but stdout and stderr redirected to local files. I don't have root access and trying to run logrotate as a ...
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Manually dialling a USB modem on windows/linux

I have been trying to setup up a 4g usb modem with my raspberry pi running raspbian (this post is not specific to Raspberry Pi as I run into same problem on windows later on). The modem is recognized ...
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DDoS Virus infection (as a unix service) on a Debian 8 VM Webserver

I maintain a (fully updated) Wordpress for a student team on a Virtual Machine on ~okeanos service for a couple of years. Today, the helpdesk informed me that i am conducting DDoS attacks, which - of ...
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Create a flat file where control characters have been interpreted in Debian

I like to use the 'script' command to record console sessions. The problem is that the 'typescript' file which is created contains control chars (when using arrows or the delete key). Apart from ...
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How to deal with Debian servers infected with DDoS virus

I have 4 Debian servers which got infected all together at exactly one time and they send somehow that the network gets stuck. These servers arent web servers and only SSH is installed. I checked ...
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Cannot get an IPv6 address on Debian

I am using Debian 7 with the newest updates. I have a block of IPv6 adresses from my provider and, according to the provider the DHCP server is setup so that I should get an ip automatically (I even ...
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Installing different keyboard layout on live debian image

I've downloaded a debian vm image for some testing: http://exploit-exercises.com/download (280mb) It's a Debian Squeeze machine. I want to use the Belgian layout (which is AZERTY) in stead of the ...
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FileZilla outdated Ubuntu repo [on hold]

I have two versions of FileZilla One of which I downloaded from their website and is the latest version The other is from: $ apt-cache policy filezilla filezilla: Installed: 3.7.3-1ubuntu1 ...
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Is it possible to ping an address:port?

I am not into networking, and I have the following question related to the Linux ping command. Can I only ping an address? For example: miner@raspberrypi ~ $ ping onofri.org PING onofri.org ...
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mounting nfs gives “access denied by server while mounting (null)”

I've recently upgraded one of our machines to debian Squeeze from lenny. Previously, these machines mounted 2 NFS shares /home and /home/scans/data After the upgrade they can only mount one at a ...
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Can't boot off of USB after installing FreeBSD

So I recently installed FreeBSD on my desktop computer. It was very complicated, so I decided to switch to Debian. I tried to write Debian's boot.img file to a USB using the official Debian help page ...
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Native command to get cpu usage by core

Is there any simple way to get CPU usage of each core in Debian in command line? I need it to be able to output current usage into stdout, not like htop (ain't even native!), that does not have ...
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Debian not reboot or shutdown

I'm truck with a simple problem of rebooting with my installation of Debian 7. I got inspire by this issue but it's not working. I tried a lot of combinations but still nothing. I'm not sure about ...
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Connecting a QR reader to Linux

I am trying to connect a QR Code reader via USB to my linux (Debian 5) running in a VM. Here are the tailored outputs of various commands: dmesg $ dmesg [ 1141.368166] usb 1-2.1: new full speed USB ...
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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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Gnu/Linux Debian wheezy , grub mixes kernel with entries [closed]

I have noticed certain issue , i have separated boot partition and one gnu/linux distrubtion i mean debian wheezy . But when I installed debian jessie without installing newer grub version(from ...
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Beep in headphone when usb-mouse is plugged in or moved

I have installed debian (wheezy) on my laptop. Previous OS was ubuntu. I get a beep each time I plug in my (wired) USB mouse and every time I move it. An older wired USB mouse does not have this ...
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Can Debian based distributions use .deb to install packages?

For example, I'm running sparky linux. I'm wondering if I can install packages that are meant for debian distributions using dpkg -i on an *.deb file?
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How can I make “ls” show dotfiles first?

Somewhere along the way I screwed up my ls command and now I get this ordering when running $ ls -AhHl --color=auto -rwxr-xr-x 1 clang clang 640 Mar 1 02:46 apple-touch-icon-precomposed.png ...
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Using Linux without any user interface

I'd like to run a c program from boot but my concern is dependency based If I write a init script to run my program but it fails 2 of 3 times I think it is because I haven't been specific which ...
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Wifi wont stay connected on boot (beaglebone black)

EDIT: I looked online and found iw reg get. Mine was set 00. So i set it to US and now everything is working. Im having an issue with one of my beaglebones, im trying to have it connect over wifi to ...
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How can I create a /etc/init.d/ script easily?

I usually just copy some existing script like /etc/init.d/ssh, remove extra things and edit remaining things. This is not very convenient. Is there a simple tool to create good Debian initscripts? ...
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Removing file and all links - hard and symbolic

How can I remove file and all links related to file to remove? rm -f file.txt removes just the file. Futher more, if there any other hard links of file system the file will not be removed. What is ...
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Moving dpkg to foreground during confirmation screen glitch

I was doing a routine apt-get update && apt-get upgrade on my server. The dpkg program displayed a dialog box about a package that had updated its default ini file. I wanted the new file, but ...
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Debian apt-get update not working

I have setup multiple servers prior with no issues, however after running apt-get update I see this after a long delay: Err http://apt.rackster-server.ch wheezy/updates/contrib amd64 Packages ...
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debian Xorg keymap refuses to use left alt as level 3 modifier, and resets layout on startx

so, I have a base debian install and installed Xorg and awesome on it. I've been trying to get my keyboard (macbook 2,1) to work properly for a couple of days now. Initially, I had used ...
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How to install FFmpeg on Debian?

I would like to know how to install FFmpeg on Debian.
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How can I get information about an network interface uptime?

I have an Ubuntu machine and a Debian machine. On both I want to be able to see for how long an network interface has been connected. (That is, connected to a network getting an IP etc. Not the ...
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Single application through OpenVPN tunnel (Debian Lenny)

I'm using Debian Lenny and I want to tunnel rtorrent only through a OpenVPN tunnel. I have a tunnel running, the config file looks like this: client dev tun proto udp remote openvpn.xxx.com 1194 ...
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Installing zend-server php 5.3 on debian 7.x using chef cookbook

When trying to install zend server (6.3) with php5.3 on debian 7.x (wheezy) using the zendserver cookbook for Chef I get the following error: (needs to be php5.3 because of old code in PHP ...
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Is it safe to install own rpm packages on Debian-based distros?

We have multiple servers with Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. We decided, that we need to be able install our own non-binary and java packages to any of these servers using rpm, because CentOS our primary ...
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Debian script - reboot proces if remote connection failed

I am trying to figure out how to manage my debian and make it to reload script in /etc/init.d if the remote, reverese connection is not responding what I have at the moment is: root@pwnpi:~# ...
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Installing mongodb on Debian conflict

When installing mongodb I encountered conflict. How do I tell which package it conflict with? I tried both aptitude and apt-get, and I tried the 10gen version as well. But I've no idea what it is in ...