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Grub: Legacy 'ask' parameter no longer supported

I'm trying to change the resolution on my base shell (the Ctrl+Alt+1) shell in Debian so that it supports my ViewSonic monitor. The shell appears really fuzzy when it is displayed on my lcd monitor, ...
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Is it possible to install Debian within a Windows filesystem in the same manner as Ubuntu can be installed with Wubi?

I have a Windows 7 laptop whose hard drive has four primary partitions out of the box. The first partition is labeled "SYSTEM" (209 MB NTFS) and seems to contain the Windows boot loader. The second ...
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VMWare player and Windows 7 network problem

Sorry, but I have no idea about Windows, since I'm not really interested (I always use Linux), but at my work, I have to use it, so it's the rule. My problem is with VMware and a network issue. ...
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Can't get Windows 8.1 to appear in loader list in GRUB

I have a Dell laptop with Win 8.1 preinstalled and wanted to dual boot to Linux. So I partitioned off 100gb of the main and only hard drive and installed Kali Linux (Debian 7). It asked if I wanted to ...
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Nginx Modsecurity Apache Include Equivalent

I just switched from apache to nginx and so far I've been pretty happy. However, I've been having some issues with modsecurity. Back when I used apache I could use the following to add every rule I ...
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Best practice to host self-maintained Debian packages on GitHub

This question is especially about the best practice to host self-maintained Debian packages on GitHub. Here is my dilemma: It is commonly recommended not to put the debian folder within the source ...
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Debian network problems in Virtualbox

I have virtualbox 4.3.20 (win 7 x64) and debian 7.7 stable wheezy installed on my computer. My network settings for VB are: Attached to bridged adapter, promiscous mode deny My problems is that ...
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Deleting dynamic partition to fix windows - urgent

I created new volume in order to install Debian in it. Once I succeeded.. Windows was unable to start. Freezes on Windows logo screen. After a painful attempt of installing Debian, I just ruined my ...
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start on emit is not working on upstart

I am working to restart service if stopped. I was looking for upstart, to restart service. I found some answers. I took apache2 service for testing. I changed code as below. # File : ...
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monitor service and restart if stop using icinga

I am using icinga to monitor services in my system. It will give stats and reports regarding services. I want to know that, is there any way to ask icinga to restart service if it stops. For example, ...
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How I can dynamically subset a ttf font?

Let's say I have a long text: Latebrae agente praefuit imperator nec praefuit ducens insidiarum sunt insidiarum emensis fatorum ubi milites rebus Noricorum viam sorte rebus suis emensis tristissima ...
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rsnapshot or similar tool for no added size differential backup

I've currently got a backup that backs up all my files to an external hard drive, but currently I am traveling and I want to backup file changes, but without having to duplicate all the files, or ...
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Prepare Debian/Raspian for Power Loss

My school is in the process of buying two Raspberry Pis for use in the commons to display the news. I'll be creating a startup script to automatically a USB flash drive with a video on it, and to have ...
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Apache2 crashes on my RPI with no visible errors

I'm running Raspbian, a Raspberry Pi wheezy port optimised for it. I'm currently runinng WordPress on it, though it was doing it before(I think). When it crashes the rPi displays no onscreen errors on ...
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webcam on lenovo x200 for debian

Installed Debian 7.6 wheezy on Lenovo x200. Most modules worked out of the box. Had to manually supply the wifi drivers. My main problem: The built in webcam was not found and can't be used. A minor ...
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Debian - Screen flashing and black bar scrolling down

This has been driving me absolutely insane for the past 3 hours. I feel like shooting this computer right now. After waiting about 3 hours for Debian to install, the graphics are completely borked. I ...
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Take a screenshot with VLC in debian CLI

I have a peerflix stream on my linux machine which I want to open with VLC, take several screenshots at pre defined sections and save them to disk. I managed to get this to work on windows using the ...
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Create RAM disk on the VM, or on the host?

I am interacting programatically between two programs (Matlab, and ISpice), where one program writes a file to disk then the other reads it and writes another file to disk, which is read by the first. ...
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Installing specific Not-In-Repository version of python-dev within virtualenv without using VCS

I have read the question : How can I install python-dev without sudo? However it does not quite cover the issues I am facing. I have a Debian 6.0.9 server with system python 2.6.6 installed. ...
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Very slow connection with Airbase-ng

I have got a RasberryPi (B+) running debian. I am trying to create my own wireless network where I can scan all the traffic. I am using Airbase-ng (1.2 beta3). When I connect my phone or ipad with ...
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Pairing Bluetooth device with PIN fails

I'm trying to pair my old BlackBerry 8310 to my Linux desktop (up-to-date Debian Sid, 3.15-10.dmz.1-liquorix-amd64) by using blueman and its associated tools. Scanning for the device works equally ...
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Debian does not redraw on second monitor under AMD 6850

I am running two monitors on an AMD 6850 chipset, under Debian Wheezy. I have installed the proprietary drivers and both monitors seem to be functioning perfectly fine (I can change the configurations ...
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No sound in headphone jack

Worked fine a week ago. Yesterday when I plugged headphones into my Asus laptop, I got sound both from headphones and speakers. Today after system crash (not sure what was the reason) when I plug ...
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How to set up a multi-user text mode in Debian wheezy 7.6?

I'd like to set up one of the available runlevels to work as a 'multi-user text mode' runlevel. Such mode available e.g. on CentOS. Another example of what I need would be what you get when you add ...
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Cannot start chromium on vncserver without --no-sandbox option

I've got server with Debian 7.0 and I installed vnc4server with fluxbox and chromium (same happens on google chrome, though) on it. When I try to open chromium, I get this error: PID namespaces ...
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Strange null bytes in CN from openssl req

I need to send CSR (certificate signing request) to the SSL authority for our wildcard domain SSL certificate. I see strange values in the CN (common name) field, for example ...
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dnsmasq doesn't get udp queries

I'm trying to setup dnsmasq on debian box to serve in my local network. dnsmasq seems to work. It listens on 53 port UDP and TCP. It answers queries (nslookup or dig) locally, but when I try to query ...
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Why when I run a program in a detached screen section it became very slow?

I am not so into Linux and I have the following situation related a strange behavior of the screen command. The situation is the following one: one a RaspBerry Pi I have installed Raspbian (that is a ...
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Debian 7: “Failure of key exchange and association”

I'm installing Debian using the Live CD with GNOME and the non-free packages. The internet works just fine when using the live CD, but when you try to open the installer and select a network, it gives ...
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GRUB unknown filesystem error after managing Windows 7 partitions

I'm using Debian and Windows 7 located on one HDD, in dual boot. Windows 7 had two partitions (system partition C: and general-use partition G:). Recently I've cut the G partition in size and created ...
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How to browse Samba network shares from PC Settings in Windows 8.1

For some time I have kept a lot of my files stored on a home server running Debian Linux with Samba. I have several shares connected as network drives and, using the desktop interface under Windows ...
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Bug or syntax change on Debian's “curl” 7.36? Mess when trying to save sequential files with brackets/hash

(Perhaps specifically 7.36.0-1, which is shown as the most recent available on my package manager). I think there was such a bug some time ago, but perhaps it was back in curl 7.33, I can't ...
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MDADM RAID 5 disk missing after reboot

I have a server with 6 disks (4x2TB + 2x4TB). I put the 2TB disks in 2 RAID 0 and the resulting 2 4TB RAIDs with the 2 4TB disks in a RAID 5 array. The RAID works fine until I reboot the server. After ...
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2 computers 1 wifi connection 1 ethernet connection bridge?

My computer setup is very strange not being able to ethernet directly to my network. I have 2 terminals(desktop computers) both running linux(ubuntu 12.04.04 server). I have attempted to use brctl ...
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After debian downgrade all packages are in local or obsolete

I have weird problem: because, after downgrading from Debian jessie (testing) to wheezy (stable) - by changing sources.lost. Apt-get don't want to downgrade packages, but they are in Installed (local ...
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apt-get update still doesn't find autoconf

I'm using Debian Squeeze, was trying to update automake and then in the process of configuring found that autoconf was too old. Trying to install autoconf, I get this: apt-get install autoconf ...
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Valgrind can't find debug symbols, even with --extra-debuginfo-path

I'm attempting to install Valgrind on an embedded Debian-based PowerPC system. I've managed to cross-compile it successfully, but now it's complaining that it can't find debug information. I've put ...
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Syslogd: hardware error

The machine has been sending these messages to the terminal, paired with beeps from the speaker on the motherboard. These messages appear every 5 minutes, sometimes naming CPU2, sometimes CPU3. ...
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EFI not found when installing Debian 7.4 beside Windows 8.1

I am searching the whole time in some forums, but unfortunately I could not really get a solution. I have Windows 8.1 running on my computer, booting with UEFI. Now I installed Debian 7.4 (basics ...
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Dual monitor screen resolution can not be added

I am desperately trying to setup my system on Debian Wheezy with VGA card NVIDIA Quadro 600, and two monitors (two monitors are exactly the same, same manufacture, size and model number). One monitor ...
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How to know if there's a newer package available in deb-src repo?

I added a deb-src line in /etc/apt/sources.list file, and build some of the packages from that repo using apt-get source -b $package_name. Now how can I know if there's a newer version available in ...
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Trying to setup SSH RSA auth on a debian machine.

I am trying to set up ssh on a debian machine. I have a pair of keys generated with putty, I load my private key with Pageant, and the public one I uploaded on the server, and paste it in ...
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Firefox will not exit properly

I'm running Firefox 27.0.1 on debian 7.2 and if I close firefox, wait, then start it up again it complains that it's already running somewhere. I have to first killall firefox before running it again ...
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Pulseaudio Windows Server and Debian (Linux) Client?

I am using pulseaudio to use a single set of speakers for both pc's on my desktop. I am using windows as a server and have used the following tutorials to set it up: parseq setting up pulseaudio 1.0 ...
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QEMU: weird display output when install debian on mac osx

I got weird display when I tried to install debian on osx 10.9.1 qemu-system-i386 -hda debian.img -cdrom ~/Downloads/debian-testing-i386-netinst.iso -boot d QEMU is the newest version brewed from ...
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Eclipse crashes after few minutes (Debian, Oracle JDK 7, Kepler, 64bit, RAP)

my eclipse keeps crashing on me after a few (3-5) minutes of use (that is: no crash if just open and I don't use it). Mostly when I try to save (that works at first) or when calling the completion ...
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Auto-mount all USB-devices at same USB socket to same mountpoint

I have a small computer with 2 USB sockets : A and B. I want any external USB disk, attached to socket A - to be mounted as "deviceA" I want any external USB disk, attached to socket B - to be ...
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hostname lookups stop working on Debian install

I just installed Debian, and I'm experiencing the peculiar problem that hostname lookups inevitably stop working after I've been logged in. I can continue to ping IP addresses after this happens, and ...
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Debian Jessie repositories and git

How should I edit the sources.list so I will be able to get Git via apt-get? If I run apt-get install git now, I get Unable to locate package git While I can manually download and compile ...
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Selectively duplicate windows on second monitor

I'm preparing for a live coding session where I will be giving a talk and programming in front of the audience. I would like the projector to only show my IDE (Visual Studio, emacs, ...), and my ...