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Preserve formating and colors of output (created by my script) during boot - systemd

this is forked question from previous question: How to show own welcome message during boot with lolcat, Debian 8 (and systemd)? Now we have working output, but it deletes extra spaces and colors Is ...
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Can't connect to network on Debian 7

During the install of Debian 7, I entered the static IP of my unmanaged network with subnet 10.0.0.1/24 and was able to install the OS and download updates from the repo without a problem. Once the ...
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Debian user desktop not working on TightVnc

I have a BBB with tighvncserver on it. Iam trying to connect from my windows pc via tightvnc to the beagleboard. With root its working fine. The desktop displays correctly. See attached Screenshot ...
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Debian user learning CentOS: how to install this package?

After always having worked on Debian I now have to use some CentOS servers. I need to install a package which I always install on Debian servers using sudo apt-get install python-zbar. So I tried ...
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Windows server virtual machine in a linux server ONLY with terminal. Is it possible?

I have a linux server that I use for various services since a very long time. I would like to run some new software on it but it's a windows software that is a server of some kind. Unfortunately ...
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ubuntu 14.04 trusty: 'apt-get install' silently refuses upgrade package with unsatisfied dependencies

I think, this question is about the same problem. That question is marked as answered, although the problem isn't solved, so I open a new question with little bit more details. Short description: ...
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How to remove all the parts of a split RAR archive file using command line?

I’m generally use a Debian based Linux distribution of some sort; either Debian 7.8 or Linux Mint 17. I have a split RAR file like this: filename.rar filename.r01 filename.r02 filename.r03 etc ... ...
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How to show own welcome message during boot with lolcat, Debian 8 (and systemd)?

I would like to run this command in boot time: /usr/games/lolcat /home/decker/file-with-text-content This command prints "colored" content of /home/decker/test text file.So it would be something ...
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Windows boot directly from Debian (from running system, warm boot)

How can I boot Windows from Debian without actually rebooting? I mean I want just go directly to the booting process from an already loaded linux from the ring 0 code, when linux core suppose to ...
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A Windows DLL stored on Debian, then downloaded back to Windows won’t work anymore

I have a program which I want to distribute through my webserver running Debian. So I uploaded my files—containing DLLs—to the server. After I did let them download through my updating application I ...
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Does some browser support Java Applets anymore? [Debian 7] [on hold]

As fate would have it, I find myself trying to solve some challenges on an old website from 2005. Some of these depend on delivering Java applets to your browser. I am on Chrome 41, and of course it ...
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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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GNU screen version confusion

I try to use mousetrack on in screen in Debian Jessie, and it is supported from version 4.1 Mouse in screen(1) on the Linux console? But there are some confusion in the screen version. dpkg -s ...
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Rsync takes very long time to return after completing file transfer

I’m using rsync to transfer all the files from a folder to a remote machine. I usually have between 1 and 3 files, all around 1 Mb. I am using the following rsync command: rsync -ac -Ph ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Correct domain name for a home desktop Linux machine

I have several machines running Debian, and during install, I left the domain name field blank. This hasn't affected anything so far, but I'm curious what the correct thing to set that field to is if ...
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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 ...
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Debian Unwanted Login Screen

I have just installed Debian from CD 1, deselecting everything at the tasksel stage, even standard system utilities. I have installed bspwm and “bar ain’t recursive”, as well as sxhkd. However, ...
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Install apache2-dev for mod_wsgi

I'm completely new to linux but have developed a Python3 Django application that I've been asked to deploy to an apache web server running on Debian 7.8. To do that I'm following Django guideline ...
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PHP PECL Sphinx module won't install

I'm trying to install the PHP Sphinx client (PHP 5.6) on my Debian 7 server using PECL. I get the misleading error "wrong libsphinxclient version or lib not found" when trying to build, even though ...
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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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Disconnect a RAID 1

I currently have a setup of a 2 disks in RAID 1. How-ever I'd like to disconnect the raid and only run off one disk. Is this possible? Or will I have to reinstall the system? The RAID is a soft-raid ...
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Reconfigure downloaded firmware in Debian live CD

Is there any way to reconfigure the downloaded firmware in Debian live CD(Whezzy)?It might be possible if you have installed it on a hard disk because you just have to restart the computer while for a ...
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How to manually install and set up server jre in /usr/lib/jvm?

I would like to install a second jvm on a debian system. However, I can't just do sudo apt-get install opend-jdk-xyz because I don't want to overwrite any global jvm settings. Instead I would like to ...
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Native IPv6 on Debian Router

After my old Tomato USB router died I started using an old netbook with Debian Wheezy installed as my home router. I have two WLAN interfaces and one LAN interface. wlan0 has internet access and wlan1 ...