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Visual editor for graphviz DOT files

Sometimes big .gv/.dot Graphviz DOT files I write get screwed when I use dot to export them to .png. Circles get kind of almost-stacked and arrows start to get hard to follow. I seem to be in the need ...
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How to use update-alternatives for a given user

Is there any way to use update-alternative "user wide" ? I mean that it would be great to set preferences per user. Does Debian provide some tools for that ?
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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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Debian 7 vs Ubuntu Server 14.04 for 32-bit VM “network nodes”

I plan to make a number of small VM's (virtualbox) that will serve as networking nodes for various VPS servers, local appliances, private domain servers (AD), and various other web services provided ...
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Setting global rates in trickled

I try to limit download-upload bandwidth for each users on Debian. trickled -d DOWNLOAD_LIMIT -u UPLOAD_LIMIT is supposed to limit bandwidth completely (according to some articles on Web). But it ...
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Why is avahi-daemon excessively spamming my log files?

My VPS provider recently suspended my account for "participating in a DoS attack". Since I've naturally done no such thing, I can only assume it was a security breach, and am now investigating what ...
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Debian shutdown takes a long time (RAID/crypt related)

I'm running Debian Jessie and recently my shutdown has been taking a long time. When I sudo shutdown -h now I'm sent to a blank screen except for a blinking cursor which sits for ~1 minute. It then ...
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What does dbconfig-common do? Should I use it?

For several packages, the installer asks you if you'd like to use 'dbconfig-common'. After some Googling, I can't really find (in plain old English) what the heck that package brings to the table, ...
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Debian Linux - “hcitool scan” does not find devices

I use free VMware player with Debian 7 image. I use Cambridge Silicone Radio Bluetooth USB adapter "hciconfig" shows me two interfaces (I don't know why two, and I don't know with which I should work)...
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rasperry pi / debian / directory mount issue

I have trouble regarding to external USB disk write operations I am using Rasperry Pi box with Debian Linux root@raspberrypi:~# umount /dev/sda1 root@raspberrypi:~# mkdir /media/extGrayUSB root@...
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No protocol specified

I can't run any of the graphical applications from root terminal. No protocol specified xhost: Unable to open display ":0.0" Any idea what to look for?
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PC reboots after “Welcome to Grub” unless booted from BIOS

I have a Linux machine running on an ASUS P8H77-I. The boot drive is correctly set in the BIOS. If I let it boot normally, I see the Welcome to Grub line, then it reboots, and repeats forever. If I ...
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CHECK_NRPE: Socket timeout after 10 seconds, when trying to read Windows Server 2008

When invoking the check_nrpe via terminal, like so: /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_nrpe -H winserver -c alias_cpu I get the error below: CHECK_NRPE: Socket timeout after 10 seconds. (Also ...
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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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Automatic package recompilation on apt-get upgrade

Is it possible to achieve the following setup with apt-get on debian based distros, particulary Ubuntu: I need to compile a package from source (like apt-get source ). Before compilation, I need to ...
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No sound output or hardware to choose from in gnome sound settings

There is no sound output when I try to play music or videos etc. When I run $ speaker-test I get speaker-test 1.0.25 Playback device is default Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 1 ...
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How to resize an lvm volume (after lvresize got corrupted. is it possible to revert?)?

I did following under the root login (shrinking /home, expanding /var): umount /home lvresize -L-7G /dev/mapper/myvg-home it was warning: WARNING: Reducing active logical volume to 28.89 GiB ...
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Console-based login into KDE Environment

I would like to have a console-based login instead of a graphical-based login manager. The current manager is KDM which is a part of the KDE environment in the Debian distribution. Removing the ...
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How to create and use USB network interfaces on debian platforms?

This question is basically a follow up on this question. When the phone is plugged in and the Internet pass-through option is checked then a new RNDIS device(usb0) should be provided. On ubuntu the /...
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VirtualBox Guest Additions do not turn on shared clipboard and mouse

I have Windows 7 host with several Debian 7.1 guests installed via VirtualBox 4.2.14. I dont have X Window, or some other GUI addon on my Debian. I have installed VirtualBoxGuestAdditions with option -...
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Can not cd into symlink on Debian 7

I want to give user webadmin full access to directory /usr/tomcat/webapps. So, I have created a symlink in webadmin's home directory to the target directory: lrwxrwxrwx 1 webadmin tomcat 28 Aug 19 ...
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Strange fglrx slow down under Debian

I am getting a weird slowdown on all non-OpenGL applications while running some OpenGL applications such as Chromium (while playing a YouTube video), Steam and Blender. Games are running perfectly ...
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Debian Wheezy crackling sound on shutdown

Crackling sound is coming out of my internal and external speakers as well when I shutdown or reboot my HP 8540w notebook. lspci | grep Aud 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 ...
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Making sysvinit load EVERYTHING in parallel - why does this even work?

I edited /etc/init.d/rc on my Debian machine and changed startup boot to startup boot &. Boot time decreases ridiculously, and no race conditions happen at all. Way faster than even Systemd (which ...
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Debian VM will not longer bring up the host-only interface

I've set up a Debian7 VM for PHP development, according to this guide: https://jtreminio.com/2012/07/setting-up-a-debian-vm-step-by-step/ It worked great, initially. But after restarting my Windows 7 ...
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(Samba Debian x64) Server exit (multiple negprot's are not permitted)

I just changed server and the new server causes issues, samba Always dies within seconds of using it. Samba dies when trying to connect, sometimes instant, sometimes i get to list some folders. I've ...
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focus changes when changing workspaces in gnome 3

When I change between workspaces in GNOME 3 (I use fallback mode) either by using a keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+Alt+arrow_key) or by clicking on the workspace icon in the taskbar, the window with focus is ...
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/etc/init.d/lvm2 script not executed during startup

On startup, I want the /etc/init.d/lvm2 script shipped with Debian squeeze to be executed. I ran update-rc.d lvm2 enable and checked that the symlinks are created in the /etc/rcX.d folders: # find /...
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Problems with headphones in linux

I can't get sound through headphone port on laptop. I use HP Compaq 6730b with Linux Debian Squeeze on board. On Windows 7 (another PC) headphones work normally. Internal laptop speakers also work ...
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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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Trouble Mounting (Intel) RAID in Debian

I am switching to Debian from Ubuntu and so far all is good, however, I can't get Debian to read one RIAD drives. I have three physical drives setup, using Intel Matrix Manager, for a RAID5 volume ...
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Time tracking similar to Paymo Plus on Debian

PaymoPlus is free (closed source but no fees) PaymoPlus sits in my System Tray all day, and records every window/tab I open I would like to know if a similar app exists for Debian. Paymo for Windows/...
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How to choose the user that has sound?

I wanted to know if there's any way in pulseaudio to decide, each time I switch virtual terminals, if the current user should get control of the sound or if another user should keep it. We have two ...
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Thunar Custom Actions appear twice

I'm currently using Debian Wheezy (aka testing) with XFCE desktop environment and Thunar. Almost all the custom actions I have created so far appear twice in Thunar context menu. I'm not at my Linux ...
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Iso_level3_shift key not working in Firefox (Linux)

Under Firefox (Firefox 3.6 and Iceweasel 10.0.9), my Iso_level3_shift key (= "Alt Gr" key) is not working. That means that on my azerty keyboard, I can't press some characters like @, |, and so on, ...
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Awesome WM: Goodbye UI

Sometimes some of my UI's disappear, but the processes they belong to lives on. So far it has happened to gnome-terminal, emacs, eclipse and evince. I've only experienced this behavior with the ...
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GRUB will not work

I am having trouble with my hard disk. Previously, I had a working Linux Mint Debian Edition partition and a Windows XP partition, all working and bootable through GRUB. However, I decided to replace ...
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Dynamic/Static CPU Frequency Scaling

I need to manipulate frequency of each core in my I7 processor. There is a way to do it in Debian (http://wiki.debian.org/HowTo/CpuFrequencyScaling). But I want to do it on Linux Fedora and Window. ...
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Volume / gain too high with ALSA under Debian for an USB sound card

I encounter some issues configuring audio with ALSA on my Seagate Dockstar on which I plugged a little USB audio card. I'm able to play music with MOC but I'm stuck with a volume way to high. ...
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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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Top/left edges of screen, in Virtualbox, act like bottom/right edges

I have Virtualbox running on Windows Vista, and Debian running inside Virtualbox. Everything's running great, for the most part. Everything looks correct. But when I'm in full-screen mode, the top ...
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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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Shockingly slow SSD reads on Debian Jessie

I set up a desktop computer after nine months in the attic. I somehow doubt this is related but I don't remember it being this way. It took six minutes or so to boot, another couple minutes for GUI ...
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Transmission: Watch-dir correctly configured, finds torrent, doesn't add

Running transmission-daemon on a debian 7 box and everything works perfectly. Except the watch dir. Transmission picks up any torrent placed in the directory but doesn't add it. Watch Dir ...
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debian 8 usb headset mic not working

I have a fresh debian 8 install, with mate desktop, I am using Logintech H390 USB headset, the sound works fine, the microphone input driver is available but sound recording it's not recording ...
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exiting chroot leads to getpt failure

On a Debian Jessie machine I have a rootfs image which I chroot in this way: mount myimage.img /mnt/myimage cp /usr/bin/qemu-arm-static /mnt/myimage/usr/bin/ mount --rbind /dev /mnt/myimage/dev mount ...
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Logging into new FTP server, but no directories show up

I've tried this with both ProFTPD and SFTP. I'm trying to chroot a user to /var/www/user however when I log in to the FTP server with their account, I get "/var/www/user: No such file or directory". ...
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Getting Clock/Time information from PC to an STM32F4

Assume I connect a microcontroller board (like an STM32F4) to a PC via USB. Is there anything in the USB communication protocol that contains host clock data? In other words, can I sync the ...
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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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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 ...