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GUI password prompt: `Incorrect password`

I installed Debian Jessie without a desktop environment and installed i3wm afterwards. If I start an application which requires administrative privileges inside i3wm other than by running the command ...
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Let'sEncrypt SSL Doesn't Work

I've got a debian 8 server installed with ispconfig 3, apache2, mysql and php. And recently I've installed (tried) letsencrypt SSL certificates for my website.com. I did everything as tutorial said, ...
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Google Hangouts through a Instant Messaging Client

Is there any way I can set up a Instant Messaging client like Pidgin or Empathy (or any others) on Debian Linux to interface with my Google Hangouts account?
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Show password characters when logging in to Linux

I am setting up a long-range wireless serial terminal (with a pair of XBees, if anyone is wondering) connected to my Linux box. It's going great, but sometimes a keystroke doesn't go through. This ...
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Kernel panic trying to install Debian Linux on Dell computer

When I try to install Debian Linux (newest stable as of 6.2.2013, x64) on a Dell OptiPlex 740 I keep getting this error message right after I choose "Install" from the main menu (the hdd is empty): ...
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How do you install Debian with Windowmaker?

I would like to install Debian with a desktop other than Gnome. In this case I can't use tasksel but have to install every package with apt-get. What do I need in order to run Debian with ...
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Debian Linux: /usr/bin/nologin missing

I have set up a Debian Linux server, now I want to disable the shell so the user can't login and just connect via SFTP. But my /usr/bin/nologin is missing for some reason. In which package is it ...
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Samba eats RAM?

I don't really know what's going on here at the moment: PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND 1272 root 20 0 3829868 3.312g 1860 D 0.7 93.0 512:39.94 ...
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Debian pvmove of root lv into raid10 device resulted in unbootable system

I was in the process of moving logical volume extents onto an raid 10 array assembled with mdadmin. One of the logical volumes moved was the root directory (debian testing system) which was previously ...
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Compilation error while installing Mongo PHP extension via PECL

I try to install Mongo PHP extension via PECL (for PHP 7.0.5-4+donate.sury.org~xenial+1) by executing sudo pecl install mongo-1.6.11 I try to install it this way because my Synfony3 project needs ...
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Can't find why inodes running out

I have a Xen VPS with Debian Linux installed with ext4 filesystem. Once I found that all inodes are used. I checked this: ~# df -i Filesystem Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted on rootfs ...
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Why can I access my Raspi via ftp (FileZilla) even after stopping the 'vsftpd' service?

I've been fiddling with my new RasPi 3 and one of the first things I did was to setup an FTP server to transfer files between my Pi and my laptop via the local Wifi network. I installed the 'vsftpd' ...
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Binding a Bluetooth device to a Linux serial device

I'm trying to redirect Bluetooth input from a gamepad to a serial device (/dev/XXX), but I haven't been able to do so. I'm running Raspbian Jessie. I'm able to pair and trust the gamepad via ...
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Why isn't the latest version installed from the PPA as advertised?

I have the ethereum PPAs enabled http://ppa.launchpad.net/ethereum/ethereum/ubuntu http://ppa.launchpad.net/ethereum/ethereum-dev/ubuntu http://ppa.launchpad.net/ethereum/ethereum-qt/ubuntu I have ...
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Kali Linux - Debootstrap error Failed to determine codename for the release

Installing the new Kali Linux 2016 rolling release to the HDD via USB. I made a bootable USB using Universal USB. Booted off the USB and selected "Graphical Install", I had an issue at the beginning ...
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ffmpeg - Output file does not contain any stream

When I try to take Screenshots from an AVI file I get the above message with an empty jpg/png file. But Screenshots from MP4 files works with any problems. My OS is Debian. MP4 Command: ffmpeg ...
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How can I fix Debian Linux nf_conntrack?

I have a problem with my Linux router (Debian). When I run MTR, it always has loss in 1 hop it in my server. My friends told me it's because my nf_conntrack is full. I have been up max_conntrack but ...
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Debian apt: is there a single command to install and mark as auto?

Sometimes it is useful to install an optional dependency in the following way: apt-get install foo apt-mark auto foo Is there a single apt command to do it in one shot?
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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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Running ssh-keygen without human interaction?

Would it be possible to run ssh-keygen without human interaction? I have a shell script that takes care of server deployment from start to finish, but ssh-keygen is the only remaining piece that ...
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Since when apt install can be used over apt-get install?

I've find recently that we can use the more recent apt install, remove... over the ancestral apt-get install. I didn't know that before. Because I have some scripts that install packages accross wide ...
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Debian reinstall libjpeg62 without remove many packages

my package libjpeg62 is currently not working and if I want to reinstall, apt want to remove 539 packages : clement@pc2:~$ sudo apt install libjpeg62 --reinstall Lecture des listes de paquets... Fait ...
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Unable to edit files and folders over Samba

I am running Samba v4.2.10-Debian on my Raspberry Pi 2B (running Raspbian Jessie) and have set up a fstab file to mount my external drive on /dev/sda1 to /media/ECHO: /dev/sda1 /media/ECHO auto ...
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Correctly configure apache to work with a domain name

I'm hosting my webserver (running Debian 8) at home and my domain name is bought over at transip.nl. I have changed the default IP to my own and it worked before the reinstall. I have since ...
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really disable power save in linux wifi

I've got a laptop with an Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] (rev 34) (using iwlwifi kernel module). Although power_save (a module parameter) is disabled, I can see 802.11 ...
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Left arrow doesn't work on Debian 9

Yesterday I installed Debian Stretch although some bugs the system work correctly but there is a really annoying bug: My left arrow doesn't work, the system not receive input since the installation ...
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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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Run script when password is changed

Is there any way to run a custom command when passwd is executed? I'm creating a server GUI, and I want to tie the app users with the system users, And, I don't want to use just plain PAM Auth. So I ...
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stopping a systemd service when starting another

I have written a simple zram.service file that will set up compressed swap space for me to avoid chewing too much om my disks. The zram have higher priority than the other swap devices. The problem ...
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Cannot connect to network on Debian

I have been working on this new freshly installed Debian machine for quite some time now trying to get the network going so I have internet. During the installation process for the network ...
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Understanding package management systems for Linux

I have a low-end laptop and am looking to install a lightweight linux distribution on it, but I have certain requirements regarding package management systems, since I will be contributing to a web ...
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Why X-s restarts after magic Alt+SysRq+REI?

Just curiosity: Which part of my debian is responsble for immediate restart of my X-s after I press Alt+SysRq+REI? ("I have just killed every process - why I have forthcoming "Choose your username" ...
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Samba share guest readable but group writable

I am trying create a samba share which is readable by anyone (guest/anonymous access) but only writeable by a particular system group. However it is not writeable to anyone. I have created a new ...
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How do I install ffmpeg on Debian Jessie?

My installation of Debian Jessie is seemingly doing everything it can to prevent me from installing ffmpeg. I have read How to install FFmpeg on Debian?, but avconv is not an option and adding deb ...
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How to set up anonymous read-only samba shares

I'm confused with the way to setup samba shares on a LAN for different clients. Here's my smbd.conf file : [global] workgroup = TOMMY server string = NAS server dns proxy = no ...
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Linux server user management system?

I have a web server running Debian. Up until now, I was adding all my users by hand: create their shell, ftp, mysql, svn, etc. accounts, with the correct privileges, create a folder in the web tree ...
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How to flash Dell Precision 390 from linux (debian)

I am trying to update my BIOS: $ sudo dmidecode -s bios-version 2.1.2 With a newer one: 2.6.0. I went to this page Dell Precision System BIOS, 2.6.0 After downloading the file WS390-020600.BIN, ...
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Viber on Debian 9 - No internet connection

I've got a brand new HP Probook 430. Debian 8.3 stable was not able to meet requirements of new hardware. So I've upgraded to Debian testing (Stretch) and put a new kernel as well - 4.3. ...
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How to disable systemd service in rescue mode

I have a service that kills the system every time it boots (OOM). I need to get rid of it, but debian 8 doesn't seem to have recovery boot option anymore, so I had to boot using cd and used rescue, ...
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No network on freshly installed Debian

I installed Debian Squeeze (using the cd1 image) without an Ethernet cable plugged in, telling the installer to "configure later" the network. Now, when I boot, I have no network manager nor ifconfig ...
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can't access windows 7 shared folder via samba 4.2.10-Debian NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED & NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME

Well it worked before the badlock update, not well, but worked. Now I'm just getting NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED & NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME. The only thing I set in my smb.conf is the netbios name. ...
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Checkpoint VPN client not connecting, Debian Wheezy

Edit: what I'm looking for here is help finding out what's going on at the OS level, so that I can find out for sure whether the problem is on my end or my workplace's end, or in between. I'm not ...
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debian linux push mac address change losing connection

0 down vote favorite i have tried changing my mac address both manually and with mac changer. When I change it the symbol in the upper right says im connected however the browser never connects. ...
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Error SSH to a Centos 7 VM (Host-only)

I have the following setup: Host System: Debian Wheezy VirtualBox System: Centos 7 Network Adapters: NAT and Host-only On the host system I can "ping" the VM machine, when I try to ssh I get the ...
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can't boot debian, can't change anything with efibootmgr

After a kernel update (Debian Stable/Jessie), my system wouldn't boot. I got back into it by installing ubuntu, and the ubuntu loader will let me boot debian. So now I'm trying to get debian to ...
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No sound coming from laptop headphone on Kali Linux

I'm running Kali Linux 1.1.0 on UEFI mode I'm in trouble with headphone jack.Speaker works well, but headphone don't have any sound, it's worked perfect before, but suddenly the sound on headphone ...
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How to change passphrase of Debian encrypted partition?

After using an encrypted partition with Debian Luks for some time, now the correct passphrase is no longer accepted. How to change to a new passphrase ? Do I need to encrypt the partition again? I ...
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What is the correct way to install linux on a Macbook Pro

I've had a lot of trouble doing this. It always is unable to boot after installation (I get the famous question-mark in a folder thing). I've installed http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/ however after ...
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Hyper-V 2012 R2 different disk speed on CentOS and Debian

I found unexplained difference between running CetOS 7.1 and Debian 8.3 on Hyper-V 2012 R2. I create similar VM on similar hardware. Both virtual machines installed on 600 GB SAS 15K in RAID0 via ...
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Upgrade Debian 6 to Debian 7 bigmem

I have Debian 2.6.32-5-686-bigmem installed with virtualmin and need to upgrade to a more current version. I found a guide describing upgrade to Debian 7 Wheezy: ...