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xpdf copy & paste and unicode

Since updating to debian jessie I have a problem with copy and paste from PDF files using xpdf: only letters/symbols contained in ASCII are copied correctly. All other symbols/letters are in some way ...
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To open lrzip-compressed in Debian 8.1

I downloaded the SageMath jessie package here but I cannot open it. I get the warning in ArchiveManager Could not open this file type There is no command installed for Tar archive (lrzip-compressed) ...
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Looking for a router-like web interface for my Debian gateway

Hey, I need a web interface program for my debian gateway which has the features of a router's one. Specifically, I must be able to easily Forward ports to various clients on the LAN or the router ...
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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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Connecting Raspberry Pi to network through ethernet

For testing reasons (need a pingable address on this network), I'm trying to set up a Raspberry Pi on a fiber network with a static IP, connecting with an ethernet cable. The FDX, LNK, and 100 LEDs ...
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Linux CLI colors wrong output

I have a few different linux systems and some of them the color looks ok and right. Other ones the colors are darker and bold. I have checked my putty settings and output from dircolors and they ...
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Utility for extracting MIME attachments [on hold]

I am looking for a command-line tool for Unix (ideally, available in a Debian / Ubuntu package) for extracting all MIME parts from a multipart email message (or the body from a singlepart with an ...
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SSH error ssh_exchange_identification: read: Connection reset by peer

I am trying to access ssh to a server but got "ssh_exchange_identification: read: Connection reset by peer". The same client works well when I move the computer to home but show the error when the ...
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Debian Linux Desktop Environment breaking

I have recently started using Debian Linux as part of my project regarding Cubieboard PCs (Basically, a Raspberry Pi clone, identical hardware). One Cubie board has a Cubian X distro up, another ...
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DD-WRT AP with ethernet bridge

Good evening everyone! I'm looking to host a wifi access point using my DD-WRT (Linksys WRT54G) with a PC running Kali Linux 1.1.0 (Debian) to monitor the traffic. Effectively the traffic would flow ...
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Using two persistence partitions on Debian 8 to increase storage

I use Debian Jess 8.0 with a persistence partition but no other permanent filesystem. I boot the live-cd from an SD card. Here is my persistence.conf file: /bin /sbin /boot /etc /home /lib/modules ...
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To get clickable table of contents of LaTeX document in Gedit?

In OSX Textame, you can nicely list link table of your sections by CMD+T. I would like to have a similar feature in Gedit. My suggestion motivated by the thread Search Files in Folder in Gedit ...
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Search Files in Folder in Gedit

I would like to search files in folder similarly as you can do in Textmate in OSX by pressing CTRL+Shift f. How can you search files in folder in Gedit?
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Mouse does not work on chrome after upgrading from 44.0.2403.89-1 to 45.0.2454.15-1

Today I upgraded (apt-get updateand apt-get upgrade) my Debian Jessy 64-bit and after this, new version of google-chrome (Google Chrome 45.0.2454.15 beta) is kinda frozen if I try to move of click on ...
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How can I enable kernel crash dumps in Debian?

I want to enable kernel crash dumps for my Debian 5.0.7 machine. The kernel version is 2.2.26 amd64. How can I configure this?
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SSH tunneling to non-Apple machine using Back To My Mac

I have little home network with two Macs, Debian-based server and latest AirPort Extreme base station. Unfortunately my IPS uses PAT (double-NAT) and I have no public IP address. On my work machine I ...
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configure gnome3 with 2 graphic cards and 3 monitors

I'm using Debian Jessie with two graphic cards and 3 Monitors. One on the onboard card and two on an internal card. I can select and configure the two monitors on the internal card but can't get to ...
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Debian / Monit: mail is only sent to local system, not to outside address

I have a Debian server and have monit installed and running. I use the following settings for alert mails: set mailserver localhost # primary mailserver set mail-format { from: monit@abc.test } set ...
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'user is not in the sudoers file' but actually is

I have already read a lot of posts about enabling sudo-access for a specific user but those couldn't help me so far. The situation is: I'm running Debian Testing. On the system there are only two ...
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Installing Windows Update 3033929

I am using grub as default boot loader for my dual boot laptop (DELL Vostro 3750). My system is currently undergoing a reboot loop (infinite) because of Windows Update 3033929. As described here: ...
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How do I automatically connect at startup to a bluetooth mouse on Debian 8?

I've got a Microsoft bluetooth mouse and I'd like it to work right away at boot. I've used bluetoothctl to pair and trust it, and I can connect to it, but only if I put the mouse in discoverable ...
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Custom script in /etc/rc.local - not starting X properly

I made a script called starter.sh: #!/bin/bash while true; do sudo fluxbox & sudo -u pi epiphany-browser -a --profile ~/.config http://localhost/index.php & sleep 2s done; Which is ...
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How to find out which versions of a package can I install on APT

Using APT, you can install a specific version of a package using: apt-get install package=1.0 But you can't do apt-get install package=1.* So, how can I find out which versions are avaliable for ...
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“Missing LSB tags and overrides” error on /etc/init.d script

I made a script as showed in this tutorial: http://edv-huber.com/index.php/problemloesungen/15-custom-splash-screen-for-raspberry-pi-raspbian But after executing a command: insserv ...
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Best way to implement a GUI under Debian Linux [on hold]

I'm currently using Bacula backup software under Debian Linux, all is good except the fact that it doesn't come up with a GUI. I had a look at all existing GUI out there, but none of them is what I ...
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Why am I constantly running out of entropy?

So I've been trying to create a new GPG key, and keep getting this well-known error: Not enough random bytes available. Please do some other work to give the OS a chance to collect more entropy! ...
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Can`t connect to IRC Server: Closing Link (Install identd)

I installed a Hybrid-IRC Server on my linux Vserver. If i try to connect to my IRC Server with Xchat i get this: "Closing Link (Install identd)", but if i use a online IRC client like kiwiirc.com or i ...
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How can I produce high CPU load on a Linux server?

I’m currently in the process of debugging a Cacti installation and want to create CPU load to debug my CPU utilization graphs. I tried to simply run cat /dev/zero > /dev/null, which works great ...
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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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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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Empty Boot folder on chroot Debian

I have wanted to create a custom livecd of Debian. I created a basic Debian (jessie) with debootstrap and began to configuring it. When I wanted to get vmlinuz and initrd files, I could not find them ...
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How to mirror my display to a remote xserver

We have got a big screen in our office connected to an old pc, whose only purpose is to display information generated by software such as munin, nagios, etc. It is running debian with xfce to be able ...
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Failed to modify entry for user in samba with tdb backend

I have a debian server with samba. I can no longer manage users accounts. I can't add, modify or remove them. This is Debian wheezy with samba 3.6.6. There is no ldap and the database backend is tdb. ...
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Debian - missing /by-uuid/ in boot image

We proceeded few disk operations on our server (system disk was extended for new hard drives) and unfortunately after reboot boot stuck on error: ALERT! ...
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Restrict access from group in Debian

I need to restrict access for a few users in Debian 7. I basically only want them to be able to login with their accounts so they can use SSH to forward their web traffic through my server as a proxy. ...
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Debian laptop loses all network access, can't ping anything

I've got a laptop running Debian (Jessie) that for whatever reason has decided it hates wireless. It has some kind of Intel wireless card (not sure which), and so uses the iwlwifi package for ...
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How can I install Debian Jessie on a Lenovo Thinkpad T450s via a USB stick?

I just bought a Lenovo Thinkpad T450s with Windows 7 pre-installed. I'd like to install Debian Jessie. I obtained an .iso file here (I selected amd64 from the Small CDs or USB sticks section). After ...
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In Ubuntu/Debian, how do I mark a package as non-auto removable?

Suppose I have a package (a Python package in this case) that I install using Synaptic. Because the version of this package is somewhat outdated, I remove it in Synaptic and then install it using ...
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Transfer files Windows 7 and Ubuntu Samba slow

I have Ubuntu Server 14 Connect by SFTP from client Windows 7 to Server Ubuntu and transfer files is slow Also from Windows 7 connect to Drive Ubuntu Samba and is equal transfer files slow Also ...
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Beaglebone DHCP Server Assigns its Own IP Address

I'm trying to run a DHCP server on my Beaglebone Black (running Debian), and I want to give it a static IP address - 192.168.17.1 - but it keeps assigning itself its own different IP address - ...
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gnome 3.14, set default audio out as SPDIF

using gnome 3.14 under debian stable. every boot, i get sound on both aux output and SPDIF. and the volume widget/shorcuts will only change the volume on aux. when i open the audio settings, then it ...
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how to resume a screen session?

When I log to my SSH, I have 2 screen sessions: screen -list There are screens on: 4278.chat (07/16/15 14:26:47) (Attached) 15127.notifier (07/16/15 13:27:57) ...
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Fix a broken apache2 install on Debian Squeeze

I accidentally broke my apache2 install, and was wondering if I could completely remove apache2 and everything related to it, and then completely reinstall it starting from scratch?
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xset dpms command is not shutting down the monitor

I have a problem with this command: xset dpms force off. It puts the screen black, but it doesnt shut down nor suspend (with suspend command) the monitor. The command 'xset -q' shows that DPMS is ...
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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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uninstall libc6 package by dpkg

I have install "libc6_2.17-0ubuntu5.1_amd64.deb" on my ubuntu server 12.04. The orginal libc6 on system is 2.15. After install the package, I check it by: ldd --version it shows: ldd (Ubuntu ...
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How do I give files and directories created by FTP the correct permissions for Apache to read and write them?

I'm more a Windows person, so please excuse my ignorance with this basic Linux question. I am looking after a Linux (Debian) server which only has Apache2 and vsftp installed on it. What is ...
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Raspberry Pi openvt broken (file descriptor error)

I am running the (I think) newest version 2015-05-05 of Raspbian wheezy on my Pi B+. I made it into a UPnP server by minidlna so it will be constantly running. I have some display like this hooked up ...
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Reload a Linux user's group assignments without logging out

When assigning a user's secondary group list using: # usermod -G <grouplist> <user> is it possible to force this group assignment to take effect without logging out all running ...
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How to update the system using the terminal?

I normally update my Linux Debian using the Update manager, but how can I do that using the terminal?