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PHP code won't run on CentOS like on Debian

I have a Debian machine running Apache and PHP 5. I have a website that runs very well, no database back-end just plain PHP. I am trying to move that PHP website to a CentOS based machine. But I am ...
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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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resolv.conf keeps getting overwritten when dnsmasq is restarted, breaking dnsmasq

I'm running Debian Jessie and I'm trying to configure dnsmasq as a caching DNS server. I used a guide to come up with the following /etc/dnsmasq.conf: listen-address=127.0.0.1 bind-interfaces ...
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AUCTeX installation failure “Error occurred processing /usr/share/emacs24/site-lisp/debian-startup.el”

I started to work with Debian Testing on a new Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (3rd gen.). I installed Emacs and AUCTeX the 'usual way': sudo apt-get install emacs24 auctex. My .emacs contains (for many ...
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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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Lost username on a Debian box

The situation is like this: I logged in to my Debian box through SSH and just found it showing the message that there is no username for the current account. I tried to use whoami to see if the ...
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Synology jailkit debian cron debootstrap

I have a Synology NAS. For advanced using of my server, I installed a debian with chroot-jailkit and debootstrap. I follow those instructions (in french sorry) This is working really fine. I have ...
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MySQL installed on debian (raspbian), is running in background, but “mysql: command not found”

I have a linux server running at home on a Banana Pi (very similar to a Raspberry Pi) with a few small websites and databases. Specifically; $ cat /etc/*-release PRETTY_NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux 7 ...
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How to close wicd gui without leaving dangling process

If I open the wicd gui with wicd-gtk &, closing it (even using the "Quit" button) may close the gui, but always leaves a process wicd-client running in the background apparently doing nothing. I ...
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APT: Usage of apt-sortpkgs command

Well the title says it all pretty much. Can someone show me an example of: apt-sortpkgs I 've read the documentation but I can't understand what it means by "index files"... should I have this ...
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Can I configure dpkg to launch kdiff when there's a conflict with a config file update?

We've all seen it... Configuration file 'blah/blah/blah.conf' ==> Modified (by you or by a script) since installation. ==> Package distributor has shipped an updated version. What would you ...
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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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How to enable bluetooth in Qemu? -Bt option throws and error

I am trying to enable bluetooth with Qemu when running an image (AndroidX86) but I am getting an error. According to the document I can just use the "-bt" switch but that is not recognized by the ...
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Beaglebone with LCD 7" Cape, starts up into display sleeping

I have a Beaglebone Black Rev-C running debian, and a 4D Systems 7" LCD Cape. When the beaglebone boots with the LCD in, the Linux boot process displays on the screen, but then seems to hang. I have ...
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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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Unable to change screen resolution on Debian 7 Server running without GUI in text mode

I am trying to change the screen resolution on a server running Debian 7 without a GUI. This is bare metal not a VM. I have tried the previous answer to this problem by adding the following settings ...
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How do I deploy IPv6 within a LAN using a Debian based router and prefix delegation?

My ISP started using DHCPv6, which means with this /etc/network/interfaces... auto lo eth0 eth1 iface lo inet loopback allow-hotplug eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.0.1 netmask ...
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How to disable local file access for web browsers?

When I type in a web browser, for example iceweasel, a local path on Debian I have access to local files. Is there any way to disable this option for all web browsers?
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How to hide foreign architecture?

I have an amd64 Debian but I had to install some i386 packages. I don't want to remove this foreign architecture, I just would like to hide it so that, for example, when I seach for libc in aptitude I ...
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Intel HD graphics 4400 not working properly on Wheezy

Upon login, I get the following message: GNOME 3 Failed to Load Unfortunately GNOME 3 failed to start properly and started in the fallback mode. This most likely means your system ...
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Debian PostgreSQL doesn't appear to be working

I've just set up a server running Debian 6.0 64-bit. I've installed PostgreSQL through aptitude, and now i try to access PostgreSQL without any luck. I am trying to access psql as the user postgres, ...
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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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Booting Debian from USB stick fails although Secure Boot is disabled

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (3rd gen.; 2015) with Windows 8. I used Unetbootin to create a bootable USB stick with Debian Testing (the USB stick is FAT32 formatted). When I plug in the USB ...
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SSH remote chroot without root

I have a dual boot system consisting of two Debian OSes. I've installed one of them in a root of the partition and installed the other Debian using debootstrap; the installation partition is called ...
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“Cannot open audit interface” upgrading libuuid1 — is selinux confused?

I have a Debian chroot on a Linux system running an alternative Linux distro. It's always worked fine in the past but in the past few months I've found myself unable to upgrade libuuid1. Instead it ...
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Debian: You need to load the kernel first

Recently I upgraded my Debian box to version 7.7. After reboot the following error occurs: Loading Linux 3.2.0-4-amd646 ... error: cannot read the Linux header. Loading initial ramdisk ... error: you ...
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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: Eclipse 3.8.1 doesn't know anything anymore about Java

I work on a Debian testing, with an Eclipse installed from the repositories (current version: 3.8.1). Since my latest apt-get upgrade, Eclipse "doesn't understand Java" anymore: no Java perspectives, ...
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Can I ping the public IP of a 3G dongle?

I want to ping my mobile device. It's a Raspberry Pi which has a 3G dongle and a working 3G connection. I can ping from my device to the outside but not the other way around. What I've researched so ...
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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 to remove gnome 3 and all its dependencies from a debian wheezy netinst

I downloaded a Debian wheezy netinstall iso file, and just made a very minimal installation with no Display manager or desktop environment. I was using the terminal for testing purpose. I later ...
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How to display a message before login?

I need to display a message before any login on a Linux box, either locally and for remote login via SSH. How can I achieve this? Edit: Thanks for your answers. I had to pick one accepted answer, ...
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Who is the best user to be the owner of shared files?

I installed Debian on a home computer which will be used as a NAS. The server will share a folder with computers using Ubuntu or Windows 7 (I use a dual-boot). Should I chown all the shared folder and ...
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Linux Bash: Moving/Copying files/directories by timestamp

This is the command I am using: find absolute-path -name "*" -amin -120 -exec cp -f absolute-destination {} \; I’m trying to copy a lot of directories from a directory to another directory, but ...
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Debian - desktop environment not working

I just installed debian 7 whezee with KDE and had no errors after installation. But when I start debian could not see the desktop environment, I can only access the tty console. I tried startx and it ...
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What is this? Debian Wheezy, Weird randomly occuring inputs

When I login in one of the extra virtual terminals there always come odd signs or control characters between my actual input. For example I type administrator and after the adm some garbage gets ...
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How do I remove configuration files for a program that's not installed?

I'm basically looking for an apt-get purge for programs that are already uninstalled. (I'm running Debian squeeze and using aptitude for package management.)
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Debian and GNOMEbuntu installation fails to boot showing a weird Realtek network screen

I have tried replacing Windows with Linux, using Debian network installer. No errors occured, but when I booted the new system a weird screen appeared and Linux is not loading. Intel UNDI , PXE ...
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How do I abstract a physical Ethernet interface into two virtual interfaces in Linux?

In Debian Wheezy or Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I'm running an AppleShare file server (Netatalk 2.2.4) on eth0 using AppleTalk (DDP, not TCP/IP) networking. There is an emulator, GSport, which can access the ...
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Linux - how to connect from local machine to local server using its public IP

I have dedicated machine (Debian) where are running some servers (CS:GO, but it doesn't matter). I need to connect to them from this machine using their public IPs instead of local IPs. Machine is ...
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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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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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How to make a script in sleep.d

My script gives an error after resuming from sleep. I've named it 51_fancontrol.sh because I think it should be in the 50+ range (although I don't fully understand that part): #!/bin/bash case "${1}" ...
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Why CSF blocking all traffic?

I've installed CSF firewall with Directadmin. when the firewall is running, it blocks all the incoming and outgoing connections. My iptables -L -n: Chain INPUT (policy DROP) target prot opt ...
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How to install workrave on a Debian based distro?

I wanted to install an application to prevent repetitive strain injury. I tried workrave, but it does not install. I do not know how to compile the source. Is it possible to do something about it?
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Making a host-only connected virtualbox guest a part of the hosts apache or nginx network

I have an instance of Apache running that hosts a very basic web presence. like this. This URL is resolved to the server host where it serves some simple static content. On this host, there is a ...
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scaling a fixed-sized application

I have an application (on linux - Debian/wheezy) that creates a fixed size window (say 800x600 pixels). I would like to scale that window to fullscreen on whatever resolution the X-server is ...
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Black screen in the beginning of installation process of Debian 7.8 on Hyper-V on Windows 8.1 Pro

I am trying to install Debian 7.8 using an ISO image "debian-7.8.0-amd64-netinst.iso" on Hyper-V. When the VM is running, I see a graphical start screen: When I choose the first command, I get ...
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Wget which stops when it has a download limit

I have over 200 wget in screens on my server. I set a download limit in each low wget: --limit-rate=1K. The only problem is that after one hundred seconds, he considers as a finished one, so this ...
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How to fix locale settings in Debian 7?

I'm having massive problems with Debian's locale Settings. I want my server to talk to me in standard English (en_US.UTF-8?) and additionally have de_DE.UTF-8 available for a few Python scripts that ...