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limits.conf ulimits not being applied to chrooted processes

We allow users to execute scripts on our servers. Our security model involves chrooting them. We want to be able to apply ulimit restrictions to them, and the best way to do it would seem to be in ...
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Google Chrome broke after deleting Virtualbox?

I was trying to update Virtualbox because copy-paste didn't work in between Virtualbox and Debian Wheezy ( my OS ). It had previously before, but I think I upgraded it and it broke in between. ...
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Where should the XDG_CONFIG_HOME variable be defined?

The XDG specification talks about the XDG_CONFIG_HOME variable, but does not specify where it should be defined. Should we define it in /etc/X11/Xsession, or is it the window manager's config file ...
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dhcpd3 not reusing IP for mac

I have an ip range with two ip-addresses defined as follows in my dhcpd.conf: subnet 192.168.1.0 netmask 255.255.255.128 { range 192.168.1.10 192.168.1.11; default-lease-time 600; ...
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Docker and RStudio - protocol error flooding console

I'm running RStudio Version 0.98.1080 in docker 1.3.1 using the rocker/hadleyverse image (on Windows 7). I start my container like so: docker run -dp 8787:8787 -e ROOT=TRUE -v ...
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Are IceWeasel and IceCat just different rebrandings, or are they 'really' different?

As we know, Firefox' branding (name, logo etc.) is non-free copyrighted, so some Linux distributions package (more-)fully-free versions. However, I can't get a straight explanation on Wikipedia (here ...
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NFS writes to md-raid extremely slow with busy jbd2

As far as I can remember, this problem appeared after upgrade from Debian Squeeze to Wheezy. The symptom is extremely slow write performance on the server's dmraid exclusively if written via nfs ...
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brother printer lan connection to my computer

I have a Brother HL-5250DN that was working through a lan connected to a Windows xp system. I removed Windows and installed R4W which is a Debian wheezy Linux. I can not get the printer to work.
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How to connect to a Lego™ EV3 over USB from a linux machine

The title is my question. I have a Linux computer from which I would like to access and program the new Lego™ EV3. Also if there are any resources on how to program the Lego™ EV3 with C++ ...
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Debian boot partition full: How can I free space?

I would like to gain space on boot partition removing old/unused kernel. Results of command dpkg -l linux-image-* | grep ^ii are as following: ii linux-image-3.2.0 3.2.54-2 amd64 ...
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Debian: escape spaces in APT pin

I'm running Debian Wheezy on a Raspberry Pi and want to have both the Raspbian repo at http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ (for the OS) and the RPi Foundation repo at ...
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Pi, PCM audio, continuous signal needed

I am using a Raspberry Pi running Volumio 1.5 to stream my music from a uPnP NAS server. It's headlessly controlled by BubblePnP on my Android phone. The Pi has been upgraded with HifiBerry Digi, ...
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auto login with Cubian (debian with mate)

How do I automatically log a user in using Cubian? I have tried removing the default users password but it still promotes to enter a username at the login screen. I've tried editing the /etc/inittab ...
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Dvb-t usb stick on debian squeeze

I can't get run my dvb-t stick on debian. I installed firmware-linux-nonfree_0.28+squeeze1_all.deb and linux-image-amd64 when I start me-tv I get the message that there is no dvb-t device connected. ...
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.profile in LXDE

I recently install debian wheezy (7.5) from the netinst, without gnome3, then install LXDE with sudo apt-get install task-lxde-desktop. No trouble with this, LXDE works perfectly :) I was trying to ...
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Boot Debain 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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How to change accelerators in Gnome?

I can't figure out how to change the accelerators in GNOME. My purpose was changing the Trash accel "<Primary>Delete" to "Delete" in Nautilus; for that I have tried, separately as well as ...
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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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Debian Linux boot process hangs for 180sec

I had to compile kernel 2.6.x on my Debian 7.0 machine because default mvsas kernel driver wasn't working with my Marvell 9485 based card (Supermicro AOC-SAS2LP-MV8). When machine boots it hangs at ...
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Best practice to host self-maintained Debian packages on GitHub

This question is especially about the best practice to host self-maintained Debian packages on GitHub. Here is my dilemma: It is commonly recommended not to put the debian folder within the source ...
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Debian network problems in Virtualbox

I have virtualbox 4.3.20 (win 7 x64) and debian 7.7 stable wheezy installed on my computer. My network settings for VB are: Attached to bridged adapter, promiscous mode deny My problems is that ...
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Bluetooth mouse won't reconnect after reboot or wake from sleep in Debian squeeze

I have a Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 and have experienced the same problem with two laptops, a Sony Vaio Z, and now a Lenovo Thinkpad T420s: I can pair the bluetooth device to the ...
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Hibernate disappeared in Debian 7 shut down options

In Debian 7, the "hibernate" option disappeared from the shutdown options after I had installed another copy of Debian 7 on another partition. I write to report my solution to the problem. It turns ...
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How do I fix the Shellshock security vulnerability in debian testing/jessie?

The test command x='() { :;}; echo vulnerable' bash shows that my Debian 8 (Jessie) installation is vulnerable, even with the latest updates. Research shows that there's a patch for stable and ...
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debian diff current /etc to default /etc

I have a Debian system I wish to migrate to newer, improved hardware. Over the years there have been changes to /etc both from myself and from system updates. I would like to create a diff of my /etc ...
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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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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 ...