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Determine maximum RAM speed

I want to buy new RAM for my laptop and wondering if my motherboard supports DDR3-1600. This is the output of dmidecode -t 17: # dmidecode 2.11 SMBIOS 2.6 present. Handle 0x002D, DMI type 17, 28 ...
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Can't connect to the Internet even though I was able during installation(Debian)

As I said in the title i have difficulties connecting to the Internet. During installation of Debian 7.1 I provided wizard with htc_9271.fw file when it asked. After that I connected to the ftp server ...
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Setting up a Linux Partition

I've recently learned that I need to install "Debian 7.0" on my machine. I know very little about Linux. However, I do know there are a variety of distributions. From my understanding, some of these ...
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How to install the latest version of VLC media player in debian

Recently there was a news that VLC has been upgraded to version 2.1.0 and added support to many new formats and fixed some versions I am using debian and I want to upgrade my VLC on my box. I had the ...
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How to set and adhoc network between my phone and laptop with static ip

I want to establish a adhoc connection between my laptop running debian wheezy with my android nexus 7 tablet. What I have done is installed hostapd in my laptop with this configuration. ...
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Forcing resolver to OpenDNS's servers

I'm trying to configure Debian as a router/gateway on my network with eth0 going to my ISP's modem and eth1 to my LAN. eth0 needs DHCP so that it gets the proper IP address from my ISP modem, but in ...
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primary or logical partition

I am planning to install debian and wondering which partition should be primary and which should be logical. I want to create 4 partitions: /boot 300MB ext2 --> primary or logical? / 30GB ...
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Error while installing virtualbox

I am running debian 7 and trying to install virtualbox using: sudo apt-get install virtualbox and getting this output: Selecting previously unselected package virtualbox. Unpacking virtualbox ...
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Debian: why are the suggested upgrades from apt-get and synaptic different?

I am running Debian Jessie, and this is the content of my sources.list file: deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian jessie main contrib non-free deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib ...
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How to access files in var?

I want to copy var/log/installer to my Windows computer. I can copy from other locations, but not from this one. This is the error I get in Nautilus. Error while opening file: permission denied It ...
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xterm not wrapping text properly

I'm configuring both my gnome-terminal and xterm columns (i still haven't picked which of these I will be using) and I have a couple of issues I would like to fix: the typing area seems to be ...
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Reuse Linux SSH-Key with MacOS

I want to use an SSH-Private-Key generated on Debian 7 with my MacOS-Machine. So I copied id_rsa and id_rsa.pub to .ssh/ on my Mac. The Key is recognized, but every time I enter my passphrase the ...
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How can I fix broken apt/perl libraries?

I've got a Raspberry Pi set up as a web server, everything all working well until 5 mins ago, and I seem to have messed up man-db, apt or some perl library. apt-get doesn't seem to be updating and ...
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How to add 232.83GB of unallocated space to a mounted partition using GParted?

I have the following partition layout: I am wanting to move this 232.86GB of unallocated space to an already-mounted partition (/dev/sda1) using GParted. Is this possible?
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Playing mp3 in quodlibet displays “GStreamer output pipeline could not be initialized” error

I'm running Debian testing x64 with all updates. I install quodlibet 2.4 from the repository and added mp3's to my library. When I play them, however, I receive an output error: GStreamer output ...
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Debian - Apache - User - Which chown?

I'm using Debian Wheezy. I've installed apache, php, mysql, the works. It works properly but for permissions that I need to set. so I have my sites in /var/www/mysite, and I'm struggling between the ...
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Find files containing text in the name and move saving permissions to another folder

I've got asterisk srecords in mp3 format with naming like 13-07-31__09-32_205_988007007757.mp3 in /etc/asterisk/record I need to select files, containing, for example *_205_* and move them to folder ...
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Failed to install xfce4 on Debian jessie

I followed instruction on the https://wiki.debian.org/Xfce‎ but got the error saying that: dpkg: warning: 'ldconfig' not found in PATH or not executable dpkg: warning: 'start-stop-daemon' not found ...
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File created on desktop through shell doesn't show on desktop in Debian

When I am creating a folder on Debian in console by mkdir in desktop, I see this folder in console, but I can't see it on the desktop. How can I enable the desktop in Debian?
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Is it possible and safe to update debian inside VPS?

I have one semi-expendable (not production/mission critical) Debian VPS, which I use for my personal needs. I have some problems with an applications new versions not working properly with old ...
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CUDA 5.5 with Debian Wheezy/Jesse

I'm thinking of installing the recently-released CUDA 5.5 on top of Debian. Questions: Is it recommendable to install it on Debian testing (as of Sep 2013, i.e. Jesse), or Debian stable (as of Sep ...
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Am I attacked or just stupid?

I run a server using Debian Squeeze with several OpenVZ containers. The containers run mostly Squeeze, some Lenny, and some already updated to Wheezy. The host doesn't do that much beyond iptables and ...
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Debian Wheezy, old computer, DMA read error, scales modes down until PIO

I got an old computer that I wanted to install debian wheezy on. Well that works but,at every bootup I get those errors: ata1.00: failed command: READ DMA when it happens the kernel softresets the ...
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Confused about libraries libtorrent and Deluge

So i have a remote Debian 7 Server that i am managing and I am still learning a lot about Debian and Linux in general. To be specific i have the following questions: 1) How do i determine what ...
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Open a port in a debian machine

I have a process in local (a server) that accepts socket connections in a port. Everything works well at localhost. However from outside I recive connection refused. How can I open this port outside? ...
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how to enable mouse in non GUI debian in virtual box running on windows7

background for a little experiment i installed the latest debian distribution .iso in my virtual box on windows7. I went through the installation and did not selected the desktop GUI. so i only have ...
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/sbin/ifconfig “Operation not permitted”

Having just signed up for a VPS package, I'm trying to create a point-to-point network. I'm logged in as root, I'm fairly certain at some point ifconfig was working because I remember inspecting the ...
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build apache from source forcing a debian configuration

I've just built apache2 on a debian wheezy system from source (I had to do this because, try as I might, I couldn't get apache 2.2.22 and mod_perl 2.0.7-3 to play together on Wheezy. Apache keeps ...
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package manager for use as normal user inside home direcotry

I need a package manager for GNU/Linux (preferably source based) to install packages in my home as unprivileged user on a Debian system (not sure if squeeze or wheezy). What I tried: Compiling it ...
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How to SSH into windows xp?

I have a debian based linux distro (Crunchbang) running on an old laptop (really old). I want to ssh into windows xp (on my pc) from my debian laptop and run windows programs in GUI from my laptop. Is ...
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Unable to mount hard drives in Debian installer shell

I am trying to mount a laptop hard drive during a Debian install for the purpose of backing it up to a USB external drive. I can't use the external drive from the existing OS on the laptop because it ...
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kvm debian squeeze ERROR: internal error Child process

Having issues creating virtual machines in Debian Squeeze. The host is a Dell Poweredge with Xeon processor, running Debian Squeeze - kernel 3.2.0-4-amd64 When I try to create the VM through ...
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GNOME3 keyboard shortcuts doesn't run my script

I have a home made script that takes a screenshot and uploads it to puush, and I have put the script in /usr/bin. If I open a terminal and write the name of the script it runs perfectly. I use Debian ...
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Permanently change default language and keyboard settings - what am I missing?

I'm trying to configure a Debian Linux (ARMHF 3.8.13-bone20) on a BeagleBone Black to use German as the default language and keyboard layout, which does not work, and I can't see why. I'm talking ...
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Automatically mount a 2nd hard drive in Debian 7?

I've recently installed Debian 7.1 on to my PC, which uses the SSD as the main drive and a secondary 200GB IDE drive as just something I can place programs, music, and other files on there. However, ...
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Why my external drive turned in read only mode?

I have this HDD (quite new, 4 months old) which I formatted to ext3 (my router supports ext3, not ext4) and I started copying all my data from an older drive on it (1TB data). After a bit (a lot of ...
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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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Multiple encrypted LVM volumes with one password

I found a similar question here but it's only partially connected with my question. Currently I have one primary /boot partition and a single LVG1 group with 2 logical encrypted volumes - LV1 and LV2. ...
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How to upgrade to latest git on debian 7?

I have installed git through apt-get on debian 7 which gives me: # git --version git version 1.7.10.4 I would like to ugrade to the latests version of git. I have tried: sudo apt-get install ...
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Setting up Tor Bridge on Debian VPS via SSH

I have a currently unused budget VPS, and I'd like to contribute to the Tor Project by making it a bridge node in the network. However, I'm having trouble finding a clear and reliable guide outlining ...
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s2disk does not power off on Debian with kernel 3.10 on Thinkpad

When I hibernate my Thinkpad T61 with s2disk, it does not power off. The problem occurred after migration to kernel 3.10 (3.2 works fine, 3.11 also broken). Any clue how to fix or at least debug it?
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Emacs forces Gnome logout under Debian Wheezy?

I am running Debian Wheezy 64bit with the latest Nvidia drivers (from Nvidia). Whenever I fire "emacs" (Emacs23.4), Gnome session goes dark and it logs out and bring back the log in menu consistently. ...
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Could not perform immediate configuration on 'perl'

I'm trying to upgrade a debian squeeze system to wheezy. I've done an apt-get update && apt-get -V upgrade on squeeze, then changed my source.list to reference wheezy not squeeze. then, ...
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Creating ext4 partition from console

I have a volume /dev/sda1 (1.2 TB) containing an NTFS partition using 0.6 TB space. I want to make an ext4 partition in the remaining 0.6 TB space. I have not tried anything yet because I don't want ...
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apt-offline on Windows

Following this tutorial, I don't know how to reproduce step 2 on a windows machine: apt-offline get C:\apt-offline.sig --threads 5 How do I install apt-offline on a Windows machine so I can run ...
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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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Samba: smbd unrecognized service

Running service smbd restart on a Debian Home server gives me an error reading smbd unrecognized service. The service ran fine after the initial installation, with the abbreviated output being: ...
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Running Ubuntu Programs on Wheezy?

I am planning to put Wheezy on my netbook, and I was wondering if Wheezy can run the same programs that Ubuntu can. This is mainly because my netbook really cant do anything with Windows and I figured ...
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We can't access to jenkins from anywhere

We have just installed Jenkins on our server (Debian 7 wheezy). It works on local network, but not on extern network. We search but we don't find any workaround for this problem. We can ping our ...