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pptpd use linux users

Is it possible to let pptpd use the users and passwords as configured in linux? Like, my username (on which I also log in to ssh) is "myUserName", and my password is "admin". Would there be any way to ...
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Android Ubiquiti Bridge network

I have the following setup: debian machine with configuration: iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.2.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 debian machine is connected to Ubiquiti Rocket 5M in AP mode ...
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How to properly install nouveau driver in debian jessie?

Debian, Jessie, GeForce Go 7300. I have a dual monitor setup to enhance the laptop small screen and my main screen (the exterior one, attached to the laptop via a vga cable - 1280x1024) uses only the ...
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Unable to get Debian guest full screen on VMware Player 12

I have installed a Debian 8 guest on VMware Player 12 but I cannot get the Debian screen to fill my whole monitor even in Full Screen mode. When I set it up, I set screen size to be the same as the ...
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How to force users to change password according to policy standard in Debian Linux

In Linux how do I force users to change password according to standard only (that defined in /etc/pam.f/passwd)? I read that pam_cracklib.so only tells user that password is not according to standard ...
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unencrypted, password-free VNC connection

I setup conferences twice a year where users come to learn a program that we have created. I have a powerful laptop (running Debian Jessie) and a router to create a local network and I'd like to give ...
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Can't mount USB on Debian Linux system

I have problems mounting a USB key. I can't see it under fdisk nor in gparted. running tail -f /var/log/{kernel,dmesg,syslog} provides Jan 15 12:56:27 tompa kernel: [47339.972834] usb 1-3: new ...
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Trying to use LVM, Software raid - Can't boot

I am currently on my 4th or 5th try to set this up, maybe you can help: I have an ESXI server, currently it only has a VM for PFsense, but I also want to put GitLab on it. Now, this is my first time ...
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Iceweasel (on Debian) ignoring userChrome.css

I have installed IceWeasel on Debian What i'am trying to do is to hide the status popup on the left bottom corner: I created userChrome.css under /etc/iceweasel/profile/chrome/ and under ...
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How can I install software packages to a Debian Linux OS?

I've tried many different things on this try. The biggest problem is I don't know what to use in the apt-get command as a name of the package. The internet has been absolutely no help at all in ...
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How to password protect a single folder on Ubuntu?

I need to password protect a single directory on Ubuntu. 1. The folder must be encrypted. 2. Be easily accessed on a regular basis. 3. If possible, the folder should be portable. How can I achieve ...
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Linux : Looking for a distribution or configuration to turn debian/Ubuntu to access only Firefox without accessing data on disk or OS

We have to give a laptop to some people and what we are looking for is that the OS should be secure like bootloader disabled, home-folder encrypted, TTY's disabled and when the OS is active, no access ...
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Apache : Poodle attack complain & RC4 cipher complain even after changing ssl.conf

I checked our domain on SSL_Labs and found out that our server is vulnerable to Poodle attack. We have a Debian System, running Apache2 as a load-balancer and failover for two Tomcat instances. I did ...
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Windows 8 removes grub2 as default bootloader

I have a dualboot setup where I keep Linux distros in separated partitions on one SSD, and my Windows drive on another. Recently, I had to wipe my Windows drive and reinstall Windows, which was great ...
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Setup multiple NICs to access same network on Debian

I am trying to setup 4 network interfaces in Debian virtual machine via Vmware Fusion. I want that each interface gets its ip through DHCP which is on physical network. Access point does see all the ...
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Why Debian-based distro's don't have newest Qt version? [closed]

I am wondering why distributions based on Debian, like Ubuntu or Mint don't have newest Qt - 5.5 - version in repository. I must download it from page to have 5.5, there is only 5.2 in repo. I know ...
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LibreOffice - getting German spell checking to work (Debian)

I'm using Debian Jessie, LibreOffice is 4.3.3.2. I'm having a document for which the text language is 'German (Austria)', alternatively I tried 'German (Germany)'. I can't spell check my text. If I ...
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Each domain as a separate virtualhost - prevent access outside the domain

I have Debian server with Apache, php, mysql, proftpd. Then I have 6 domains on it. Each domain is one folder (with joomla, drupal, etc). Now I need to completely separate all each directory from ...
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Debian Sid + nVidia: Secondary X server fails with or without rootless

Since I'm running the famously unstable Compiz standalone, I used to frequently start a secondary X server with nothing but one application that won't play nice with it. As traditionally suggested, I ...
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Adding secondary IPv6 during boot process fails

I am running a Debian Jessie System, stable with latest updates, and I have the problem that the second IPv6 address is not added to the interface when I boot the server. This is my ...
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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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CUPS printing to canon MG5660 not actually printing

I have an up to date raspberry Pi running the default flavour of Raspbian connected over wifi, and a Canon MG5660 connected over wifi. I have installed CUPS on the Pi. The web interface for CUPS ...
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'rm' not found in PATH or not executable

Okay, I made a big mistake. I attempted to upgrade from coreutils:i386 to coreutils:arm64, and that went wrong. Now I don't have a lot of programs any more, including rm, touch, chmod and mv. So, I ...
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Debian - Can't connect to nginx server from outside

Can't connect to my nginx server from anywhere but my LAN. I know I have portforwarded correctly, because I can telnet into a server on the same machine from the internet nginx.conf: user www-data; ...
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What command should i use in Debian Gnome to focus the Dash

I've just installed Debian Gnome and after that, I installed the "Dash to Dock" plugin. I was wondering if there is a way to add a Custom Keyboard Shortcut to focus the Dock so that I can move within ...
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Fujitsu A514 notebook SSD runs on SATA II speeds even though SSD and motherboard supports SATA III

The problem is as in the title, I am getting lower speeds. My laptop: Fujitsu Lifebook A514 My SSD: Kingston UV300 120GB There is not much in the BIOS, just an option to turn SATA on or off. Here ...
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dpkg can't configure python-pkg-resources

Cubieboard2, Debian Wheezy $ uname -a Linux cubieboard2 3.4.79 #2 SMP PREEMPT Sat Feb 15 10:02:52 CST 2014 armv7l GNU/Linux I'm trying to update the packages, but the process fails at ...
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Get information about device by `ttyUSB*` path on Debian

Got 2 identical GSM modems. When I connect them both, sometimes after reboot, they are being switched (first one is second and second is first). So I need to get serial number or something similar. ...
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Sickbeard not auto starting after reboot

I've installed Sickbeard on Debian everything works except the auto starting when the server reboots. I've followed this guide http://www.htpcbeginner.com/install-sickbeard-on-ubuntu/ Someone who ...
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/usr/bin/dpkg-split: Syntax error: “(” unexpected

Okay, example. Let's say someone did some stupid things, attempted to follow http://www.ewan.cc/?q=node/90 but proved himself unable to follow a simple guide. Some errors happen along the way, and ...
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How to stop mongodb version 2.4 and start version 3?

I've got an Ubuntu 14.04 server on which I have mongodb installed using the regular sudo apt-get install mongodb, which installed version 2.4 That ran fine, but I wanted to use some new functionality ...
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How to script install of Virtualbox Guest Additions to a Vagrant Debian box?

I would like to make use of a vanilla Vagrant box for Debian (debian/jessie64), but automate the install of VirtualBox guest additions and enable using Virtualbox sharing for the /vagrant directory ...
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What debian architecture do I need to download

I'm running a server with a i5 4440 CPU. Now according to the FAQ I thought I need to download the i386 version. Now I searched the internet and found some topics and some friends are telling me I ...
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dhcp server or routing rules on a lan with internet server

I have two machines : Imac with Mac OS 10.9.5 & a Debian 8 server headless both have one ethernet interface and one firewire. The DHCP is still on the router and has statics ip address, the two ...
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How to install OpenHexagon 2?

I enjoyed playing 1.92 but it crashes all the time, even if I deactivate "Online". I read that error has been fixed in 2.0 and I tried to install it from source. I got the message, "Successfully ...
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Error while instaling Debian 8.2 from CD - rtl_nic/rtl8168e-3.fw don't found

I'm trying to install new Debian 8.2.0 Jessie from CD. I don't have ethernet port so i'm using only wireless usb card. I know that I'm getting this error because non-free packages are not included ...
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How to narrow the scope of this error message?

I have currently a dual boot system with debian an windows® 8.1 bit installed. As I use ᴜᴇꜰɪ, I use the windows bootloader to load the linux kernel directly (I compiled the linux kernel as an ᴜᴇꜰɪ ...
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Runing fsck triggers udev rule

On a Debian stable system with udev and systemd (215-17+deb8u2) I have the following udev rule that I use to start a systemd service that runs a backup script: KERNEL=="sd?1", ...
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Apt not using proxy settings set in environment

I have the following system wide settings in my /etc/profile MY_PROXY_URL=http://192.168.128.251:3128 HTTP_PROXY=$MY_PROXY_URL HTTPS_PROXY=$MY_PROXY_URL FTP_PROXY=$MY_PROXY_URL ...
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Using sub-subdomains with bind

Can you put multiple levels of sub-domains in the main zone with bind? I have one zone called example.com and I want to create a sub-domain like host01.nyc.us.example.com. Can I make an entry like ...
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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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HDD Failure, SATA failure or both?

After 3 years running a DELL T110 server with Linux Debian and ProxMox version 2.6.32 I started getting the following messages (Running dmesg shows tons of these messages): ata4.00: exception Emask ...
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One DNS server host two different domains with same NS record?

I'm running bind9 on Debian 8 x64 and want to host two zones for my web site: example.com example.net I configured the named.conf.* files, set up the db.example.com and db.example.net in the zones ...
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How to suspend / sleep / spin down disks in RAID - Created by the Debian installer?

I have created a RAID 1, with two disks using the debian installer. The RAID is used in my server. Due to the fact that it's a private server and I don't care about performance but more about ...
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Add user to SSH group safe?

I want to control who can log in via SSH on my server. Is it safe to add the group 'ssh' to the users who are allowed to login in? I see some distros use system groups in the user's ID and others ...
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Awstats does not show all IPs from the Logfile

I have installed AWstats on my debian server. Everything works great, but i dont see all of the entries, which are in the log file, on the awstats page. My Config looks like this: ...
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Debian - default gateway per ip or interface

Got 4 network interfaces... Fiber 300mbps (only for internal communication between servers) GSM Modem (PPP, wvDial, GSM Network #1) Other GSM Modem (PPP, wvDial, GSM Network #2) Yet another GSM ...
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Save OpenVPN username/password in Linux

I want to let OpenVPN find my username and password from a file, so that I do not have to enter these every time I connect. I'm using Backbox linux (Debian/Ubuntu). uname -a Linux pop ...
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Installing Debian but can't boot

I'm installing Debian testing on a SSD, there is a pre-existing EFI ESP partition from windows installation, the disk uses GPT partitioning. Problem is after it finishes installing it won't boot linux ...
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The attempt to mount a file system with type vfat in /dev/nvme0n1p1 at /boot/efi failed

Trying to install Debian dual boot with windows 10 on SSD but I have this error message : The attempt to mount a file system with type vfat in /dev/nvme0n1p1 at /boot/efi failed I forced EFI ...