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Are default NUT settings fine? (about UPS configuration)

On Debian Linux jessie: After buying an UPS and installation of nut-server and nut-client at my PC and configuring the ports and the protocol, do I need to adjust time and/or percentage parameters, ...
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Xtube videos don't play on Debian

Youtube works fine, Xtube doesn't stream. Not sure how I go about troubleshooting this, obviously flash is installed because Youtube works. Using firefox 19.0.2 -- How can I check for upgrades to ...
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Debian wheezy Xorg configuration fails, Debian don't boot

I have installed Debian Wheezy today. when i boot Debian wheezy when splash logo about to open, the screen blanks and system hangs, but Debian stable was booted without errors, but I changed init ...
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Running script after debian install

I would like to customize debian install to run a script (which will download and install asterisk, mariadb, java 8, etc...) and do some other wirings automatically. In the debian customization of ...
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Complete computer freeze during debian install

I am currently trying to install debian 7.7 on a second hand computer, and I get a complete freeze during the install process, always at the same step - updating mirrors, 38%. Here is what I tried to ...
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How to install the latest version of VLC media player in debian

Recently there was a news that VLC has been upgraded to version 2.1.0 and added support to many new formats and fixed some versions I am using debian and I want to upgrade my VLC on my box. I had the ...
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Add a top panel button in gnome shell to turn off monitor

I would like to add in the top panel of gnome-shell a button to execute sudo sh -c 'vbetool dpms off; read ans; vbetool dpms on' in order to turn off the monitor. I have no idea on how to do it.
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Install win 7 along with a previous linux installation

Trying to install windows 7 on the last partition of my hdd (WD 500 gb lpvx advance format drive). The disk already has 6 previous partitions which have Debian Lenny, Wheezy, and Ubuntu studio 12 ...
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How to upgrade to latest git on debian 7?

I have installed git through apt-get on debian 7 which gives me: # git --version git version 1.7.10.4 I would like to ugrade to the latests version of git. I have tried: sudo apt-get install ...
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How to install the real Firefox on Debian?

Debian 6 ("Squeeze") uses a rebranded version of Firefox called Iceweasel. It, however, lacks plugin support, and most of my favorites don't work. So what is best way to install the "real" Firefox on ...
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Debian 7.7 / Gnome not asking for password

First my Linux kung-fu is not strong so sorry if this a silly question. i just installed Debian 7.7 and running Gnome-classic desktop and when I go to change system settings for example network ...
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How can I find the gparted package in debian?

I recently upgraded my chromebook c710-2856's hard drive to a 250GB drive and flashed coreboot on it. I then proceeded to install debian wheezy with LXDE. I want to install gparted, and when I do: # ...
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From windows 8.1, how can I allow an already existent debian installation to be dual-booted?

I have a chromebook c710-2856, and have been in the process on installing windows and debian on it in the past few days. Right now, I have a 250 GB hard drive instead of the default 16 GB SSD, and I ...
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Debian 7.7 keyboard and touchpad.didn't work

Yesterday I was installed Debian 7.7 with kernel 3.2.0 and GNOME 3.4.2. Today I found my right button on touchpad didn't work. I made it to work when I press the left button for a few seconds, but it ...
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Non-root users cannot access NFS mounted directory

I have a Synology NAS sharing a "MEDIA" folder by NFS. I would like to access this folder from my Plex Media Server (running on Debian). I added this line to the /etc/fstab file: ...
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Find what package a file belongs to in Ubuntu/Debian?

I frequently find myself missing a program, man page, or other file when working on my Ubuntu 8.04 system. Is there any simple way to look up what package contains a given file (whether it is ...
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Network interface configuration on Debian 6 (No DHCPOFFERS received)

I am trying to configure an interface to allow internet connection on a home server which runs Debian 6 x86. The server is behind a router which has DHCP enabled. The router IP is 192.168.1.1 with ...
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Implementing PCI-Passthrough with Linux-KVM on Debian

I am attempting to use PCI-Passthrough to attach an old video card (Radeon 4770) to a virtual machine. I am using Linux-KVM to run my virtual machines on a Debian Linux (Wheezy, 3.2.0-4-amd64) host. ...
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Debian ARM and Brother DCP195C with CUPS

I want to have acces to my DCP 195C printer (Brother) over LAN. For this purpose I have bought an raspberry pi and installed CUPS on it. CUPS runs fine and everything else is running smooth as well. ...
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About network traffic control

I have a satellite internet connection -> a pretty nice 8 processor server with 64gb of ram, running debian 7.7, two lan ports, one connected to the gateway, the other to the wifi router, wifi to all ...
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debian cannot uninstall dovecot

I have a problem with uninstalling dovecot. And while trying to fix it I made it way worse. Here is the "log": Errors were encountered while processing: dovecot-imapd dovecot-pop3d E: Sub-process ...
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Error when start of the apache2 service: version OPENSSL_1.0.1 not defined

I'm using a Debian Wheezy server where I have installed apache2, php5 and libapache2-mod-php5 packages via apt-get. But when I'm trying to start the apache2 the follow error occurs: service apache2 ...
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Debian: Startup in Console Mode?

How can I not use the graphical desktop when starting up Debian on my server? I cannot use the graphical desktop because my VGA does not support the set resolution.
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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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Add a DNS globally (to all ifaces)

I want to add an nameserver to be used on all connections. The DNS that I'm adding, opennic, will be giving responses for domains that my standard DNS will say don't exist. (.bit). I've added the ...
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Is there a dynamic DNS update utility packeged for Debian 7 (Wheezy)?

NoIP.com's free dynamic DNS service suggests installing an unpackaged Linux client on anything other than Ubuntu. Is there really no Debian package of a client (not necessarily theirs of course) which ...
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Synergy 1.4.14 fails with “Protocol error”

Server: Debian testing, with the 1.4.14 deb downloaded and installed. Client: Windows 7, with 1.4.14 downloaded and installed. Both are Premium. On Debian, start the server with synergys -f -c ...
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Windows installation is in arcane sector

I think I found out what causes the problem where Windows is unable to start due to a logo screen freezing. I think this is actually pretty much obvious. Previously, I had active Windows ...
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How do I choose what shows up in PuTTY title bar from Linux?

In the PuTTY configuration there's an option in Terminal->Features called Disable remote-controlled window title changing. Without that enabled, the title bar of PuTTY will change every time I press ...
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Gnome 3.4 doesn't accept my desktop file

I created many personal desktop files in my system, on debian When I moved an installed desktop files from /usr/share/applications to other directory. The entry is gone from the menu application of ...
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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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AWStats configuration

I am running Debian 7.5 and the latest version of Apache, standard out of the box log files. I am trying to setup AWStats by following this guide and ignoring parts about JAWStats. I have literally ...
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Deleting dynamic partition to fix windows - urgent

I created new volume in order to install Debian in it. Once I succeeded.. Windows was unable to start. Freezes on Windows logo screen. After a painful attempt of installing Debian, I just ruined my ...
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ldap high avaibility with GSSAPI [closed]

We have 2 openldap servers (Debian jessie's 2.4.39 backported to Wheezy), lets name them ldap1.example.com and ldap2.example.com, they are in replication. We often use them with GSSAPI authentication. ...
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Debian Squeeze character encoding issue

I'm running Debian 6.0.7 (Squeeze). Normally, to get the euro symbol, I would type altgr-$ and this works fine on Ubuntu but with Squeeze when I hit those keys the cursor jumps back to the beginning ...
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VMware Workstation 10.0.3 on Debian Wheezy compile error

I am trying to run VMware Workstation 10.0.3 on Debian Wheezy with RHEL custom kernel 3.10.0-4. Installation went fine but when I try to: vmware-modconfig --console --install-all I get the following ...
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Change IP address permanently with ifconfig in Debian

I know there are several tutorials on how to manually change IP settings. However, I have yet to find a solution that fits my needs. I need to be able to script something that changes the IP address ...
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Installing 32bit gcc on Debian squeeze x64

I need to install the 32bit gcc because i get this error: libgcc_s.so.1 must be installed for pthread_cancel to work Aborted I try this: apt-get install lib32gcc1 Does not find the package I ...
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Mount XFS filesystem with userquota in Debian

I'm trying to get userquotas working on a xfs-formatted root partition. However, I can't mount the partition with userquota enabled: # mount [...] ...
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Debian console has first character hidden (outside of monitor)

The issue we are hitting with our server is quite odd. The terminal's first line(s) is printed outside the monitor and we tried changing resolution without success. Reducing buffer width (stty columns ...
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Can't open an SSH session because of OpenSSL version mismatch

I just ran apt-get upgrade, and according to /var/log/apt/history.log, openssl has been updated to version 1.0.1e-2+rvt+deb7u7. Now I have one SSH session still open, but I can't open another one. I ...
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Debian 7 - iptables 'filter' not supported?

Am attempting to forward/ masquerade connections from WLAN0 to ETH0 as follows: sudo iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE sudo iptables -A FORWARD -i eth0 -o wlan0 -m state --state ...
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SSH status reporting wrong time

Trying to setup SSH on Linux Debian, I get following SSH status after reboot: Active: active (exited) since Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:32:53 +0200 Here is the status seconds after sudo service ssh ...
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downgrading packages in debian

I have Debian stable disribution installed on my computer. Once I installed some packages from testing but now it causes some troubles so I would like to downgrade them. I've tried next commands: ...
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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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Fail2ban does not ban IP - Apache digest authentication

Fail2ban does not block login attempt on my web server, what's wrong? The configuration has been reloaded, the service restarted, even the server restarted... # fail2ban-client reload # service ...
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How to configure gnome-terminal to use xterm-256color by default?

When I start gnome-terminal and do echo $TERM, I got xterm as output. I want it to be xterm-256color I've considered the solution to add 'export TERM=xterm256color' in my .bashrc. But I don't like ...
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Debian randomly changes IP adress

I have debian6, interfaces are set manually: eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 40:61:86:7c:42:ed inet addr:192.168.3.238 Bcast:192.168.3.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: ...
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EasyBCD won't boot Debian after upgrade

I have a desktop that dual-boots Debian and Windows 7. When I turn it on, it uses the Windows bootloader, as configured by EasyBCD. If I select Debian, it then chainloads(?) GRUB, which lets me ...
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Icons missing on Stack Exchange sites

For the last couple of days, some of the items normally displayed in the top border of the Stack Exchange sites have been missing on my computer. Above the site logo are three fields: links to Stack ...