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How do I start virsh with NVIDIA Optimus?

As my notebook has Optimus, I cannot use GPU forwarding. Instead, I use Virgl3d with KVM and virsh. This works absolutely fine and allows me to use at least a few 3D related applications. It however ...
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Strange ssh connection issue

Let me start by describing the situation. (Below RP = Raspberry Pi) In country A there is a RP 2 running raspbian jessie offering ssh. In country B I have my lan with a laptop, a RP B running wheezy,...
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Infinite login loop in Debian Virtualbox

I am trying to write a small character device kernel module and somehow, I managed to fill up my virtual hard drive by reading from it (??). Now as soon as I type in my password at the gui prompt, the ...
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nm-applet doesn't use appindicator

I've been trying enlightenment as DE in Debian Jessie. Unfortunately, they dropped the xembed support in E20, so only libappindicator-aware applications show up on the systray. Theoretically, nm-...
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Debian Testing, iwlwifi-7260 issue

I'm trying to install Debian Testing but I'm actually stuck in the wifi configuration. It asks for: iwlwifi-7260-13.ucode iwlwifi-7260-14.ucode iwlwifi-7260-15.ucode iwlwifi-7260-16.ucode iwlwifi-...
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windows partition wiped out with debian install CD and LVM

Going by my prehistoric knowledge on how to set up a dual boot with Windows and Linux, I set out to install debian over my Windows 10 installation. My single hard disk was originally partitioned into ...
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Repair Grub from inside the system (not using CD)

I was playing with Debian Jessie, installed it on a USB drive and (almost) everything was ok. In the end I noticed the original Grub (in the laptop's SSD) was over written. I'm able to login into ...
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see the systemd boot logs?

With recent versions of debian using systemd, it is no longer possible to view the stdout boot messages with boodlogd The instructions at systemd debugging don't say how to do this either. So how ...
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# du -h --max-depth=1 / -> Permission denied (but I'm root)

Why in the output of # du -h --max-depth=1 / there are complains about permissions, shouldn't root see everything? root@machine:/# du -h --max-depth=1 / 529M /opt 112M /boot 20K /mnt 8,0K /...
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SSH Write failed: Broken pipe on Ubuntu 15.04

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04 (let's call this CLIENT) to SSH into another linux machine (let's call this SERVER). And, sooner or latter, I get Write failed: Broken pipe I tried SSH to the SERVER from ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad T450s: “Error: The non-volatile system UEFI variable storage is nearly full.”

A customer of mine is using a Lenovo Thinkpad T450s since something like a year. The machine is running Debian jessie, with a kernel out of jessie-backports, right now 4.5+73~bpo8+1. The latest UEFI ...
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Can not change permissions while root

I use Kali Linux and discovered the following "problem": root@kali:/proc/self# ls -l cmdline -r--r--r-- l root root 0 May 27 13:43 cmdline root@kali:/proc/self# chmod 744 cmdline chmod: changing ...
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Why swap isn't in use ennough on my system

I have Debian GNU/Linux 8.4 (jessie). I have this output of free: olga@olgacomp:~$ free -h total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 2.0G 1.9G ...
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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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Allow “systemctl halt” for all users? (systemd + debian)

Is it possible to allow "systemctl halt" for all users? Currently only the commands: systemctl poweroff & systemctl reboot work on my system (Debian Jessie) When I call systemctl halt as a ...
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Simple centralized logging for small Debian-based cluster

I have small cluster with 8 servers. Every one has Debian 8.4 installed. I'm only one administrator. What would be the simplest solution for centralized logging with following requirements: Easy to ...
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enable scroll momentum in debian jessie

I am using debian jessie and when I lift my fingers scrolling stops, so scrolling to the bottom of a webpage is very tedious. On another partition on my laptop I upgraded to jessie (here I did a fresh ...
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tomtom multisport gps watch [https://github.com/ryanbinns/ttwatch]

I have installed the library from here: https://github.com/ryanbinns/ttwatch Following the "Setup for unprivileged access", its installed and running from the command line without error, I have ...
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How do I download a Debian ARM package from another computer

I am trying to use apt-get to install some packages on an offline system. I have a small ARM embedded system running Debian. It is not connected to the internet. I would like to download some Debian ...
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update samba using apt-get and automatically keep local smb.conf

I have a bunch of systems running debian 8.4.0 which can be user updated through a web interface. The system then fetches an update from our server and runs an update script. Logging in remotely is ...
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Kali Linux: Texts are squeezed

I am using Kali Linux and I installed gnome-tweak-tool for applying lid-close-action but after installing that, all the menu texts are squeezed now and also scrollbar in terminal is not there anymore. ...
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neovim not schemecolor on tmux multiplexor

I dont know why I dont have schemecolor when I use tmux on my neovim, here something of data of my console: gnome-terminal tmux 1.9 neovim this look so: I try a lot of this possible solutions but ...
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How to configure Grub for Android-x86

I have: Debian GNU/Linux 8.4 (jessie) installed on old Gygabyte laptop. Architecture: x86_64 CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit Byte Order: Little Endian CPU(s): ...
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Cannot install SSH server on Debian Jessie

I made a fresh install of Debian today and now I am trying to install the SSH server so i can connect to the machine remotely. When I do apt-get install ssh it shows me that packages cannot be ...
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Pulseaudio remixing handles subwoofer / center volume differently

I'm using pulseaudio on my debian system. My PC is connected to a 5.1 system. I enabled remixing, lfe remixing, channels, etc. in the pulseaudio configuration (speaker-test works perfectly). When I ...
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How do I remove GRUB from Macbook after Debian install?

I made a partition on my secondary hard drive and installed Debian to it. As outlined in the docs, this makes GRUB the default boot loader. Since I don't really use the Debian install, I'd like to get ...
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Tap-to-click and vertical edge scrolling

I've a laptop (Lenovo B50-30) with a (Synaptics) touchpad. I've installed Debian on it. I want to enable the following things after LightDM is started: Tap-to-click Vertical scrolling at the right ...
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Server lock-up, fsck after reboot

After locking up for whatever unknown reason, my dedicated server shows the following after rebooting: It has been stuck on this for about 2.5 hours now. It shows no progress indicator of any sort ...
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NO CARRIER with Huawei ME906s

With my Huawei ME906s on Linux (tested with debian sid, debian experimental and Ubuntu 16.04, but the result's the same under Windows 10), I get either ERROR or NO CARRIER messages (depending on which ...
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Which is the user‑space command for resuming from hibernation?

During a long time, I used echo disk > /sys/power/state In order to hibernate to/dev/sda10and I was using the initrd of my Debian distribution to resume. But recently, I switched to a raid ...
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How to allow multiple users to access to the same crontab in Debian Linux v8.4?

I am trying to create a crontab for a group of users, lets call the group "testGroup". There are 3 users, and I want to give all of them access to the same crontab. I did some research and tried to ...
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Where are the PHP error logs stored on a Debian 8 “Jessie” server?

I know this question has been asked many times before, and I've looked at all the answers but they don't seem to work for me. I am trying to check if the error log is turned on for PHP, so I went to ...
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Debian: php and php5

I'm running a small private Debian Jessie server, acting as a private cloud / hosting platform. Often times, I've faced 'difficulties' installing services with recent PHP requirements because, while ...
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What is the difference between adding a user to “sudoers” vs “root” group?

I have done some research and in order to allow the user to use the sudo command, you must add them to the "sudoers" group. This gives them root privileges as long as they enter in root's password. ...
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Vim solarized seems to mixup color

My vim: This is how my looks, look at the change in color from line 38 onwards. Any solution for this?
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Openbox desktop no response to mouse clicks

Installed Debian 8.4 on Fujitsu LH531. Everything works great in Gnome, Cinnamon. When I installed Openbox, its desktop has no response to mouse/touchpad clicks. But it works in applications (i.e. ...
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Kali Linux unable to load htc_9271.fw firmware

I am trying to use my TL-WN722N network adapter with Kali Linux on a Banana PI, however every time I plug it, dmesg gives me this error: [ 11.152949] usb 4-1: ath9k_htc: Firmware htc_9271.fw ...
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CPU cores remain offline after hotplug

When my UPS triggers an "on-battery" event, I want all cores to switch off to conserve power. The PC has 8 cores on two chips, UPS batteries need replacement every 3 months because of high current ...
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HP ProBook 450 G2 - Won't boot at all

Just got a new HP probook, came with windows 8.1. In order to install Debian 8, I disabled secure boot and enable legacy boot. Then installed debian successfully, removed the cd and restarted the ...
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KeePassX .4.3 version - Old kdb database and 2.0 doesn't work - Ubuntu

1. Situation Transferring password database from one computer to a new one. KeepassX 2.0 is great, but it doesn't support loading older DBs. In fact you should use keepassX 2.0 going forward as it ...
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QJoyPad: error reading joypad dev device: Operation not permitted

I'm running Debian Jessie (64bit) and installed qjoypad (it allows you to map gamepad events to mouse and keyboard ones). I get the following error when running qjoypad from the console: error ...
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Raspberry Pi model B scaling for 3.2" touchscreen

I have bought a 3.2" touchscreen for the Raspberry Pi model B that I have and it comes with a dvd containing a system image of Raspbian compatible with running the screen. Now my problem is that the ...
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etc/network/interfaces multiple connections (wired static + wifi dhcp), how?

I would like to configure /etc/network/interfaces so that it connects to wifi when the cable is not connected, is it possible? Following is the content of /etc/network/interfaces (Ubuntu 15.04): ...
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Volume hot keys: How can I configure the number of volume-steps on Debian?

I have a good DAC and a strong amplifier. I use Debian and sometimes I just can't get the volume gain to be as I wish to using the hot keys. I've noticed that each time I hit them, the volume ...
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debsecan Fix CVE on debian

I just installed debsecan on Debian 8.1 to view the vulnerabilities that I have, and there were quite a few. Searching the web I see that most of them have a fix but I don't manage to figure out how ...
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Required VPN Type

So I want to setup a VPN on my Debian server at home using Strongswan w/IPSec using IKEv2 pre-issued certificates using my my own CA. The way I plan to work it out single tunnel so all traffic is ...
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Synchronize the time between Raspberry Pi and android

I use a raspberry pi with a Bluetooth dongle to simulate a beacon. I want to measure the time needed for a mobile app to detect the ID of a beacon when I change it in the raspberry. So the time ...
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VSFTPD Refusing Connection Debian

Trying to setup VSFTPD to use with ShareX for file and image uploading. When checking on the status i get this root@vps:~# /etc/init.d/vsftpd status ● vsftpd.service - vsftpd FTP server Loaded: ...
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Check how my process was killed

I'm currently running a simple Node.JS server with express.js on my RaspberryPi with Debian installed on it. Everything works fine, but every morning I wake up to see my server isn't running anymore (...
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Switching workspaces in Xfce

I remote into Windows from Xfce on Debian Linux. One of my workspaces in Xfce hosts the Windows desktop. When using Linux, I use Ctrl+Alt+left/right arrow to switch workspaces in Xfce. However, when ...