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Cannot reliably automate xrandr settings in Debian 7 on VirtualBox

Although there are several existing questions on the matter (from which the most helpful answer is this) and various threads on other forums, I cannot reliably set my xrandr settings in Debian 7 on ...
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How to use headless Skype over DBUS on Debian

I installed Skype on Debian and ran it headless, however, I cannot interact with it over dbus. Some context of what I have so far: Installed Debian 6 on VMware fusion box from netinst CD Skype ...
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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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Cannot start chromium on vncserver without --no-sandbox option

I've got server with Debian 7.0 and I installed vnc4server with fluxbox and chromium (same happens on google chrome, though) on it. When I try to open chromium, I get this error: PID namespaces ...
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Webcam is only recognized by some software

I have a webcam that works fine in software such as camorama and cheese. However, I cannot use it in websites that allow you to use a webcam (it's not recognized). I tested it with: Chromium 34.0 ...
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How do I install Krita on Debian Xfce lightly?

I want to install Krita on Debian Xfce but I am worried that installing Krita will also install all the Kde related stuff and will bog down my system. Installing Kde components is not an issue, ...
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Short hang on each new window and each closed window in Linux / Gnome Shell

Every time I open a new window on screen, the entire display freezes for 3 seconds. Every time a window is closed, the entire display freezes for 3 seconds. The first few windows after reboot are ...
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Where to find “sleep mode” drivers for debian distro?

I have HP pavillion g6 dualbooted, running windows 7 and crunchbanng 11, 64 bit, based on debian wheezy. My crunchbang won't wake from sleep mode, I had similar problem on windows 7, solved the issue ...
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kde is not loaded after install debian kde CD (.iso file)

I downloaded this .iso file: debian-8.2.0-i386-kde-CD-1.iso and expected to have KDE desktop but CLI is loaded after installation. I also tried startx but just redirect to another command line. ...
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Why does using Enigmail with Icedove on Debian fail if I don't start gpg-agent manually?

I'm using Icedove on a Debian Sid installation, and now I try to use Enigmail with it. But I encounter some issues: I had to create my keys with gpg2 instead of Enigmail, because it didn't want to ...
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Debian 7 java Executable Flag Disappeared

I have an up to date Debian 7 server, also running Plesk 11. Yesterday exactly at the same time (2015-09-21 11:38:13 EET) the exec flag has been disappeared from all the java executables on the ...
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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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No HDMI output on Debian 8 laptop

WHAT DOESN'T WORK: I'm running Debian 8 on a Dell M4800 laptop and I'm unable to get it to talk to a new external monitor via either HDMI or DisplayPort. The Debian 8 (Mate) Live USB also does not ...
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Broadcom 43142 Bluetooth not working

I am using a Lenovo B590 running Debian Jessie ❆ ~ け (ke) ➭ lsusb Bus 004 Device 004: ID 058f:6366 Alcor Micro Corp. Multi Flash Reader Bus 004 Device 003: ID 2516:0004 Bus 004 Device 002: ID ...
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Pairing Bluetooth device with PIN fails

I'm trying to pair my old BlackBerry 8310 to my Linux desktop (up-to-date Debian Sid, 3.15-10.dmz.1-liquorix-amd64) by using blueman and its associated tools. Scanning for the device works equally ...
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Debian 7 kernel 3.13.6 - kworker freezes for no reason and takes several processes with it

I have been wracking my brain trying to figure this out. My Linux server will, at random, decide to just hang everything and it is only ONE kworker thread that does it. First the kworker thread ...
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Why is virtualbox networking using virtio slow (bridged and host-only, Debian)

I'm currently installing a VirtualBox Server using Debian for Host and Client. I experience some trouble regarding network performance and CPU load especially using host-only networks and I've no idea ...
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How to open files (music, videos) from FTP directly from Explorer ( Windows Vista)

I have two computers. On the first I have Debian and on the second I have Windows Vista. I've set up vsftpd in Debian and connected to it from Vista. I'm browsing the FTP directory from Windows ...
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Starting MTA: without network takes a long time?

Whenever I start up my netbook without an internet connection, I might as well be using windows because it takes forever to start up waiting for "Starting MTA:" which eventually times out and ...
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Is it possible to install Debian within a Windows filesystem in the same manner as Ubuntu can be installed with Wubi?

I have a Windows 7 laptop whose hard drive has four primary partitions out of the box. The first partition is labeled "SYSTEM" (209 MB NTFS) and seems to contain the Windows boot loader. The second ...
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My Dell laptop overheated after I installed Debian squeeze on esata drive

I've been running Ubuntu on my 1 y/o Dell Lattitude laptop. Today I installed Debian squeeze and xen-4.0 on it and was surprised to see it cut out. When I rebooted a bios message told me it had ...
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Is there a way to make FFmpeg seek faster to an end of file on a network share?

I'm using ffmpeg to generate image previews from flv videos. The OS is Debian 5 and it's the apt version of ffmpeg. The flv files are located on a NAS share that is mounted as NFS. Getting the ...
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Grub is in unusable state since w10 update

I am on a Vaio laptop with Debian Jessie / W10 dual boot and Grub 2.02~beta2-22+deb8u1. Since W10's latest update something weird happened to my grub-efi. When I boot my computer I get this error ...
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ISPConfig does not show hard disk space used

ISPConfig Version: 3.0.5.3 OS: Debian 7 (wheezy) I have a problem with my ISPConfig installation. We have about a hundred websites setup on our server and space is becoming a bit of an issue and ...
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How do I figure out why systemctl service “systemd-modules-load” fails?

For some time I've seen some red text flashing by during boot. Today I decided to look into it. The systemctl service systemd-modules-load.service is failing with this text: tomas@bonus-debian:~$ ...
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systemd: Start service/script IMMEDIATELY after mount

On a system running Debian 8 with Systemd, I am trying to run a service immediately after /var is mounted. The custom service copies some essential files to /var, and it must be run before any other ...
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Suspend system before login

I'm using debian stretch and KDE. In the settings I have specified that pressing the power button suspends the system. That works great, when I'm logged in. However it does not suspend the system on ...
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System stops running

I'm using Debian (3.2.63-2+deb7u2 x86_64) as a base to run extremely time consuming calculations. My problem is that, after some time of working (several weeks), and even using a small load of ...
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How to prevent missing hyphens when printing PDF from evince?

I encounter the same problem as explained in this blog, when I print a pdf from evince hyphens are not printed. when I print a pdf from Okular, hyphens are printed. For example the hyphen that appears ...
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SMB share authentication not working

i have problem with SMB share. I have 4 directories for users and one collective dir. I make accounts for users (Linux accounts and smb accounts). I could see directories in Nautilius but can't log ...
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Something “kills” my Apache-PHP-Processes after some time

I have the following really strange problem and hope, you guys can help me out. If there are any questions, I'll try answer them as best as i can. The problem I have a web server with Debian 6.0, ...
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Installing libsdl2-dev on Kali 3.18.0 amd64

I'm trying to wrap my head around how to install the libsdl2-dev package on Kali 3.18.0 amd64. I can see that the package is available in the standard Kali repository here: ...
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mail rejected with error 421 connection rate limit exceeded

I am running debian jessie with sendmail 8.14.4. I do not find where is the setting to disable the mails to be rejected for a certain host and i get periodically this message: May 28 16:20:30 mx6 ...
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crypto kernel module not avialable on linux 3.18.11 on Raspberry Pi 2

I'm trying to use dm-crypt on my Raspberry Pi 2 with Raspbian (debian) to open a trueCrypt volume, but i get Required kernel crypto interface not available. Ensure you have algif_skcipher kernel ...
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IP adress for debian.org and debian.net

we are enforcing a strict firewall policy at my firm and are whitelisting adresses on the internet. My issue is this : I need to get a list of IPs (or at least a subnet) for standard debian update ...
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How to get steady time on an Atmel xPlained SAMA5D3

I'm running Debian Jessie from an sdcard on an Atmel xPlained SAMA5D3 SBC. I have a python program which samples another device via serial line. Said device has a pretty reliable 20s countdown clock. ...
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Read/Write simultaneously to mapped network drive (samba file share)

I've been playing around with a home debian server, and so far it basically just hosts a samba network drive that I plan on using to store archived movies/tv shows/podcasts, etc. In the process of ...
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How to remove tty[7-63]?

I have an embedded system, a beaglebone black to be specific. This SBC runs Debian wheezy 7.4, and a custom 3.8.x kernel. Patched for this hardware. Anyway, the title pretty much says it all. I can ...
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Boot Debian with external monitor as primary display device

I have an old HP laptop with non-working display. So i decided to convert the laptop to a private server. I connected it to my TV and installed Debian 7.7. The installation was smooth with the display ...
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Combining two disjoint ddrescue backup images

I have a 3 TB drive which recently started to malfunction. I was using the ddrescue utility on Debian to read data off the disk to a different external hard drive. However, after 2 TB of data had been ...
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Preferred/Idiomatic method to enable a systemd.service from a Debian package installation

I have a custom Debian package I've built for our software that creates a systemd service. What is the preferred/idiomatic way to have the installation of said package enable/start the service at ...
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How to share Internet connection of VMWare guest with host in VMWare Player 10?

I am running a kali Linux using VMware Player 10 on a Windows 8.1 host AND i want to share my guest kali linux wireless internet with host Windows 8.1 How to do this?
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Visual editor for graphviz DOT files

Sometimes big .gv/.dot Graphviz DOT files I write get screwed when I use dot to export them to .png. Circles get kind of almost-stacked and arrows start to get hard to follow. I seem to be in the need ...
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How to use update-alternatives for a given user

Is there any way to use update-alternative "user wide" ? I mean that it would be great to set preferences per user. Does Debian provide some tools for that ?
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Create RAM disk on the VM, or on the host?

I am interacting programatically between two programs (Matlab, and ISpice), where one program writes a file to disk then the other reads it and writes another file to disk, which is read by the first. ...
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Debian 7 vs Ubuntu Server 14.04 for 32-bit VM “network nodes”

I plan to make a number of small VM's (virtualbox) that will serve as networking nodes for various VPS servers, local appliances, private domain servers (AD), and various other web services provided ...
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Why is avahi-daemon excessively spamming my log files?

My VPS provider recently suspended my account for "participating in a DoS attack". Since I've naturally done no such thing, I can only assume it was a security breach, and am now investigating what ...
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How to mount encrypted rootfs using uboot without entering password on beaglebone black

I am using Beaglebone Black as my board. I want to encrypt internal eMMC of BBB.(rootfs) I am using debian. there is two partition on eMMC. 1st for boot :vfat 16 (which include MLO and u-boot.img ) ...
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Debian shutdown takes a long time (RAID/crypt related)

I'm running Debian Jessie and recently my shutdown has been taking a long time. When I sudo shutdown -h now I'm sent to a blank screen except for a blinking cursor which sits for ~1 minute. It then ...
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What does dbconfig-common do? Should I use it?

For several packages, the installer asks you if you'd like to use 'dbconfig-common'. After some Googling, I can't really find (in plain old English) what the heck that package brings to the table, ...