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Installing OpenGL in Linux?

I'd like to install OpenGL on my Debian live cd. I just need it to so a virtualbox windows guest can use it. It's a live cd so no changes will be saved, so the easiest way possible would be great. Any ...
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Intel Wireless-AC 8260 not exposed as network interface on Debian 8

I have been unable to get Debian 8 (Jessie) to install my Wifi Card (GigaByte GC-WB867D-I REV 4.2) as a network adapter. The card is reported as "Supported" by The latest release of Intel's Linux ...
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Cannot access Debian Samba server on Windows client with option “valid users”

I have samba running on Debian with two shares, a read-only one and a read/write one: [LP-ReadOnly] comment = LP-ReadOnly path = /media/USBHDD1 writeable = No create mask = 0775 directory mask = 0775 ...
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Touchpad not detected in Kali Linux

Running a Dell 3147 11 inch 2 in 1 with Kali installed on the ssd, it doesn't detect the touchpad. I looked under xinput and it doesn't show up. I've tried this: https://wiki.debian.org/...
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I can't start Mozilla Servo Nightly Build on my Debian 8.5 x64

I just downloaded Servo Nightly Build for Linux x64 (by Mozilla, based on Rust) from: https://servo-builds.s3.amazonaws.com/index.html I followed instructions for Linux (which are pretty simple): - ...
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Why is this regex over /var/lib/dpkg/status showing non-installed packages

I have a script which is intended to list the largest installed packages on Ubuntu. I can't remember where I got it from and I don't understand it. sed -ne '/^Package: \(.*\)/{s//\1/;h;};/^Installed-...
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Networking lost after update from Debian Wheezy to Jessie

I am currently setting a Virtual Machine for development purposes. I did a big part of this configuration under Wheezy, but I need some debs that were available only on Jessie. So, I've updated the ...
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Problems booting from USB drive

Recently I decided to install Debian on my USB drive. I downloaded the ISO file (SHA256 checksum verified), burned it to a DVD and used that to install Debian. The installation finished successfully, ...
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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. https://wiki....
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Fix a broken apache2 install on Debian Squeeze

I accidentally broke my apache2 install, and was wondering if I could completely remove apache2 and everything related to it, and then completely reinstall it starting from scratch?
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How do I switch desktop enviroments with out logging out?

I have recently had an issue with Cinnamon and am using Mate. What I want to know is, is there a way to switch back and forth between gui environments with out logging out? This is a Linux mint ...
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Debian's screen does not fit monitor size on VMware Workstation

I have installed a Debian 8.5 on VMWare Workstation and it works fine. However I cannot have full screen size for the Debian guest in such a way that it fits with the monitor. Though I installed open-...
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named the working directory is not writable

I am trying to setup Bind9 on Debian Jessie as described by Debian's Wiki. When I finish, and attempt to start BIND (service bind9 start), I get the dreaded FAIL message. Below is the tail of my /var/...
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Can't reach my Raspberry Pi 2 with XRDP

I just received my Raspberry Pi 2, I'm able to go to it's user interface, log in, access to internet, access to the Pi through SSH. I installed XRDP: sudo apt-get install xrdp Everything went well....
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How to mirror my display to a remote xserver

We have got a big screen in our office connected to an old pc, whose only purpose is to display information generated by software such as munin, nagios, etc. It is running debian with xfce to be able ...
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Plesk backend with Letsencrypt

I have a debian server with plesk and letsencrypt (via plesk) installed. Is it possible to use these plesk-generated certificates which are normally only for the subscriptions/domains to secure the ...
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Disk usage to show only select partitions?

I'd like to be able to only show disk usage for specific partitions in GB and a % after. Basically ignore swap, tmpfs, etc.. I'd also like to sum the disk usage amount and subtract from the total to ...
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Failure to boot from Debian install CD — Windows-like errors

I'm trying to set up a home server running Debian Linux on a spare late 2006 iMac (x86-64 bit architecture), however all of my attempts to replace the OSX partition with a Linux install have failed. ...
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VPS services (SSH, HTTP) doesn't work after reboot

I rebooted my VPS (sudo reboot) and since that I can't access SSH. Web server is also down. Immediately before reboot I installed python-mysqldb package. I don't modify any system file. 64 bit Debian ...
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Debian (crunchbang) enable audible terminal bell

I've been trying to figure this out for over a month, with no real success. I an running debian testing (crunchbang), and the distro has tried to remove all beeps/bells/etc. I've tried using fancy ...
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PHP 5.3.10 on Debian Jessie

By default in Debian Jessie, I get PHP 5.6 installed by using apt-get install php5 . The problem is that the project that I'm working on has severely deprecated functions to the point that the ...
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My PCI NIC is not being detected by NetworkManager

I am currently running on Kali Linux Rolling. uname -a says Linux tempestatem-ignis 4.3.0-kali1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.3.3-5kali4 (2016-01-13) x86_64 GNU/Linux After running a create_ap ...
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exim4 on Debian: Forward all local mail

My goal is to forward all local mail on my servers to a specific mail address. I have set up Exim4 in a satellite configuration on Debian Wheezy, however, exim4 ignores wildcards in /etc/aliases: *: ...
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How to change luks passphrase for Kali Linux 2.6? (debian)

I saw a couple other questions concerning this question, but their details didn't match my situation. I simply just need to change my current luks passphrase for a specific partition. I know what it ...
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changing timezone with dpkg-reconfigure tzdata and debconf-set-selections

I want to set up a script that automatically changes the timezone on a machine (running ubuntu 11.10) and also sets the right values to the debconf database. I've tried the following, but it does not ...
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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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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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Debian packaging dh_shlibdeps error

I am currently trying to package a program from source. I have followed this tutorial: https://wiki.debian.org/Packaging/Intro?action=show&redirect=IntroDebianPackaging I have managed to make ...
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Dolphin and Kdialog are extremely slow Debian 8 Jessie

Dolphin takes about 1 minute to start. The same problem is with KDialog. dolphin /tmp Object::connect: No such signal org::freedesktop::UPower::DeviceAdded(QString) Object::connect: No such ...
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systemctl debian 8 jessie: Failed to get D-Bus connection: Unknown error -1

Unfortunately, in my Debian 8 jessie systemctl does not work at all. Every systemctl command results in: Failed to get D-Bus connection: Unknown error -1 systecmtl status udev Failed ...
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Command line for ./configure - Debian/Red Hat packages

I want to configure and compile openssh server from source. Can I check command line how it was configured in current Debian and/or Red Hat packages? I'd rather not lose any features or badly set up ...
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Why doesn't fc-match respect my match and edit rule for Courier when it does for Consolas?

I am using Debian with XFCE. Default behavior: No match or alias First, let me show the default behavior of my system when ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf has no match or alias tags. <?xml ...
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I/0 error on external hard drive (owncloud server)

I have an owncloud server setup on a raspberry pi with debian. As a mass storage I use a Intenso 500 GB USB drive which is plugged into a LogiLink USB hub because the Raspberry pi can't power the USB ...
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Tor - dependency/package error on debian wheezy

When I am trying to install Tor on Debian wheezy via Apt-Get CLI, I am getting the below error. Libevent and LibSSl are already installed on the system. Do you have any suggestions on how to resolve ...
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How can I run a copy of my Linode VPS in VMWare Fusion 5 on my Mac?

I’ve just signed up for Linode, and having set up my Linode server (from their Debian 7 image), I’m trying to download a copy of it to run on VMWare Fusion 5 on my Mac. I’ve followed their ...
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How do I skip the disk erasing step in a d-i preseed crypto recipe?

For the staging of a multi-machine-lab I'm using PXE with preseed files, fetched from a web server. All physical disks must be LUKS-encrypted. I don't want this This is a part of a preseed file (...
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NO CARRIER with Huawei ME906s

With my Huawei ME906s on Linux (tested with debian sid, debian experimental, Fedora 24 and Ubuntu 16.04, but the result's the same under Windows 10), I get either ERROR or NO CARRIER messages (...
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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 to take control back on a separate process in Linux shell?

I just set up a Minecraft server on my VPS for my brother and I ran it with a bash script : sh ./server.sh& This way, the server is running and I can still work on the same command line with ...
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vsftpd on raspberry pi doesn't chroot users

I'm attempting to run an FTP server on a raspberry pi, and after a lot of struggle I finally made it work, however for some reason the server doesn't place users into a chroot jail, and everyone can ...
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Automatic root login in Debian 8.0 (console only)

Is there any simple and straightforward way in which I can set my Debian 8.2 box to automatically login, at startup, with the root account on the console? There is no GUI installed on the machine. ...
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How to control scroll bar behavior in Cinnamon?

I'm running a Debian 8 machine. I believe its running Cinnamon as the window manager: $ wmctrl -m Name: Mutter (Muffin) Class: N/A PID: N/A Window manager's "showing the desktop" mode: N/A When a ...
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How to disable bottom “show-on-drag” menu in Gnome?

I'm not quite sure what the menu is called, but when I drag my mouse against the bottom of the screen in Gnome (1:3.14+3), a new menu appears. I do this by accident a lot and find it very annoying. ...
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How can I start new window in the same screen session automatically?

I read How can I start multiple screen sessions automatically?, but I don't understand the first accepted reply: screen -dmS "$SESSION_NAME" "$COMMAND" "$ARGUMENTS" In my case I need to ...
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How to use compcache for Linux 3.2 (Debian Wheezy)

How do I set up and configure compcache for Debian Wheezy (3.2 kernel). As far as I can understand compcache is now in the kernel and is not to be found in the debian repo either. Compcache should be ...
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How to install Debian package manager

I have a testing platform which has minimal Linux on it. It is so lightweight that it lacks all distribution-specific features. The goal is to install dpkg and apt-utils, which I did, by extracting ....
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Is it possible to install virtualenv without python3 on debian?

I'm trying to install virtualenv without installing python3 on my debian jessie machine. I'm new to debian being a gentoo native. I'm trying to install virtualenv with: sudo apt-get install python-...
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Linux Bridge (vmbr) has no connection to physical NIC

I built myself a new home server and wanted to use Proxmox VE. Its Debian based and I have 3 KVM-machines running. Machine 1: "Sophos UTM" has WAN on vmbr0 and DMZ on vmbr1 (192.168.200.254) Machine 2:...
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Why does /dev/random on ubuntu generate data slower than on debian?

During test of a copy function I've copied data from /dev/random to /dev/null and measured the throughput. On my Debian testing machine, I'm getting about 200 kb/s consistently. On Ubuntu 14.04, ...
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Access denied error with svlogd

I've setup a debian wheezy server and I'm using runit to keep my services humming along. I've also configured svlogd, but that's where I'm getting problems. When the services start I run "ps aux" and ...