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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Debian broken filesystem by chmod -R 0774 /

An user made the chmod -R 0774 / command. When i execute the su command i get: "it was not possible to define groups". If i try to ssh from the root i get: /bin/bash permission denied the ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Can't connect after Tuleap install on Debian sid under docker

I have followed the instructions at http://doc-en.tuleap.net/en/latest/developer-guide/quick-start/run-tuleap.html, but hitting http://tuleap_web_1.tuleap-aio-dev.docker/ gives "Server not found". The ...
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Getting ecmascript working with elinks on Debian Jessie

I've installed the elinks package on my Jessie Debian install. I'm trying to get it to work with javascript. Here are some older instructions for older versions of Debian.
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How can I use the built in NFC reader in my Sony VAIO laptop?

I know that there's a n NFC reader in my laptop (Sony VAIO SVF1531C5E). I'm trying to figure out how can I access it and use it. Any ideas? lspci output: richusx@Prometheus:~/Downloads$ lspci ...
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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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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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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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/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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Setting LCD resolution with XRandR reduces the image to upper left corner, is it possible to scale it fullscreen?

I run Debian Linux on Compaq Presario C500 laptop. Xorg detects my video adapter as "Integrated Graphics Chipset: Intel(R) 945GM" using intel_drv.so driver. xrandr claims to support 640x480 video ...
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dpkg install with apt-get autoremove

OS: Debian 8 I wanted to install PepperFlash, which is non-free. I don't anticipate installing many non-free packages, so instead of modifying /etc/apt/sources.list and downloading from the non-free ...
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Debian don't login as user after partition resize

I have a workstation with a Debian 8 with a XFCE and 8GB hdd. I want to resize a partition. I do: e2fsck -f /dev/sda1 resize2fs -M /dev/sda1 #resize fs to minimal size; fdisk /dev/sda1 #remove ...
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Install Linux Kernel without APT

I recently tried to install Debian, however apparently the small USB installation over network has a bug where it can't complete installation of the Kernel. Thus I see the grub shell when I boot. I ...
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How to correctly set this wired Internet connection on Debian?

I need to create new network settings for my Debian Jessie installation because it doesn't seem to work anymore after the router got broken and I plugged in the main network cable directly. The ...
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Debian Unstable x64: ALSA equalizer plugin unavailable to i386 applications, no sound

I'm running Debian Unstable x64, but sometime use legacy applications or games that are only available in i386. With plain ALSA (there's only so much PulseAudio a sane person can take), i386 ...
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Is it possible to “peek” on another users session on the command line

I have deployment systems which connect via SSH and execute tasks after uploading files (namely deployhq.com). In my instance they're connecting to CentOS, Wheezy or Jessie servers. I only get ...
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Debian update: how to get more readable diff output?

I like working with apt-get on servers, but it's very cumbersome to go through the diffs of config files when upgrading a system to a new Debian version. Ideally it should be easy to hide changes in ...
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How to put a KVM/libvirt guest in dmz?

I have my network based on a router running ipFire. A host server on debian wheezy is running libvirt/KVM to host several guests. Those are connected to the private network (192.168.2.0 "green") via ...
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Debian: Which installed packages came out of security/stable-updates/backports repo?

Is there something like dpkg -l which also shows where the package came from? Or otherwise: something like 'show all packages that were installed from the backports repo? Also, the same question for ...