Debian GNU/Linux is a widespread Linux distribution focusing on stability, security, and the free software philosophy.

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Debian server vs. Ubuntu Server [closed]

I have an old pc standing around here which I want to build into a server. Nothing fancy, nothing to be running 24/7. What I want to do is run a few game servers which are only switched on by demand. ...
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Restrict access to some websites for different users

On a Debian based system; as the superuser, I need to restrict access to some websites but specific to user. For instance, abc.com for user1, xyz.com for user2... I tried /etc/hosts file. Adding a ...
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Install debian 7.6 onto USB drive

I'm looking to install debian 7.6 onto USB drive to use as emergency OS, this OS would be ran in case HDD failure. I using VirtualBox to install debian onto the USB drive but this is not working, the ...
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how to stop “ERROR: wget failed to download http://people.debian.org/~bartm/flashplugin-nonfree/get-upstream-version.pl.gz.pgp”

I keep getting ERROR: wget failed to download http://people.debian.org/~bartm/flashplugin-nonfree/get-upstream-version.pl.gz.pgp when I try to install flashplugin-nonfree_3.2_i386.deb from ...
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OpenGL is not using Direct Rendering

I have a Chromebook with Debian installed using Crouton. I've installed Steam, and I'm trying to get through all the dependencies and errors associated with such a hacky setup. My latest error that ...
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how to enter into my win7 from rescue mode?

I have installed dual os :win7+debian7 on my pc.In the grub.cfg: menuentry "Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1)" --class windows --class os { insmod part_msdos insmod ntfs set root='(hd0,msdos1)' ...
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How to mount encrypted rootfs using uboot without entering password on beaglebone black

I am using Beaglebone Black as my board. I want to encrypt internal eMMC of BBB.(rootfs) I am using debian. there is two partition on eMMC. 1st for boot :vfat 16 (which include MLO and u-boot.img ) ...
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Errors were encountered while processing fuse

I was updating my system (Debian Sid x64) using apt-get, but I got the following error: Setting up fuse (2.9.3-14) ... dpkg: error processing package fuse (--configure): subprocess installed ...
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Booting a second, encrypted Debian installation from Ubuntu grub command line

I have a stable dual boot between Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. I am installing a second flavor of Debian. It has three separate partitions: / is an encrypted luks volume located at (hd1,gpt9), /home ...
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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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NVIDIA driver not launching X up

I have Debian Wheezy 7.6.0 installed, it's a fresh installation. I was trying to install NVIDIA drivers for my graphics card GeForce GT 540M. I successfully installed version 304.117, that has my ...
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Creating remote user to launch one file

Here is the problem: I have made something with python that works with virtually any OS, except windows, and I have been told the people who are going to evaluate/use/try it only have windows ...
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Exit vi on serial console

I have this ubiquiti edge router that I have connected to using a serial adapter and Putty. After entering the vi editor, I find no way to exit. Nothing I have tried so far gets into command mode, ...
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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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Is there an equivalent of arch linux's yaourt in debian?

I am an arch linux user using some debian machines. I am very used to using yaourt to install any and every random thing I can think of so that even random packages are version controlled on my ...
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How to apply a kernel patch from lkml?

How do I patch the kernel from a patch from lkml? Specifically this link : https://lkml.org/lkml/2014/5/9/517 I am running debian. I know how to roll a deb package, but I can't figure out how to do ...
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Debian 7.5 Prevents Access to Router, Hardware is OK

My Problem: I can't access my router from the Problem OS (Debian 7.5) of my main computer. I am sure the hardware is okay. It would be problematic to reinstall the Problem OS. Problem OS Symptoms ...
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Port Forwarding with the real IP-address

How to implement port forwarding, so that would be displayed on the host real IP and non-IP machine, as it comes with SNAT DNET with IPTABLES The scheme is about the The machine-HETE with IP ...
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How to send a BREAK on a serial port from command line in Raspbian Linux?

I am looking for a way to send a serial BREAK from a shell script in the Debian Linux that comes default on a Raspberry PI without needing any additional software to be downloaded or compiled. ...
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Can't disable SSHD banner

So, I have a WD MyBookLive NAS, which runs an ugly PPC build of Debian Squeeze. It has SSH access enabled, and when I log in, I get a long banner message (closer to an epic saga in length) about ...
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Debian: Version number of installed package differ from those in repository causing dependency issues

I can't install libav-dbg due to dependency issues with version numbers of installed packages, that do not correspond to those in the repository. How is this possible, and how can i resolve the issue? ...
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Retrieve wpa_supplicant configuration generated by NetworkManager

I'm trying to debug a NetworkManager-powered wireless connection. It works when I feed wpa_supplicant with a custom wpa_supplicant.conf file written by me, but when I configure NetworkManager with the ...
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PHP in Debian Terminal not working with extensions

I have Debian 7 installed on my server with a standard LAMP stack and also Mongo DB. Mongo as well as other third party PHP extensions work correctly through apache. These extensions however do not ...
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avahi set hostname but arp -a only displays IP

I've set my /etc/hosts and /etc/hostname on my Debian system. I also have the Avahi daemon installed and running. From my mac I run arp -a and this lists all the IP's but where the ...
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Fancontrol starts manually but fails as service

When fancontrol is started from the terminal it works fine # fancontrol Loading configuration from /etc/fancontrol ... Common settings: INTERVAL=2 Settings for ...
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How should I configure Xen to allow multiple different IP ranges in the domUs?

I'm trying to get Xen running in a setup where the domUs have a completely different IP than the dom0 (not in the same network range). This answer got everything working within the same /24 range, but ...
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Website is not loading: This page is not available

I have got a webserver. It's running on a private VPS with debian 6.0.9. On top of it I have running a Lamp stack with apache 2. Until a few days ago all was working well. But since a few days the ...
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How should I configure my interfaces with multiple IPs for Xen to use?

I have a server which has a number of IPs assigned to it. I would like to set it up as a Xen hypervisor so that each VM has its own dedicated IP. The way I have my multiple IPs setup right now is: ...
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Why is vlc systray icon in i3 status bar

Somehow VLC has put a little icon in my i3 status bar. I know that I can go into VLC preferences and uncheck the "Show systray icon" option to remove it, but my question is how is this happening in ...
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Where is target folder on USB booted Debian?

I need to fix some stuff on my debian sitting on my hard disk. So I booted from an USB, as it has its own ash shell. The file system is mounted to /target (so it says), but there is no folder called ...
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Switch from KDialog to Zenity

I'm using KDE 4.8.4. Is it possible to cease to use KDialog in KDE and switch to Zenity permanently? KDialog is driving me crazy. It always freezes everywhere at save and open dialogs, in Google ...
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Nautilus folders bar looks ugly… only in folder view

I'm using KDE, and I like Nautilus, so I chose it as the default folder viewer. In the folder view, the buttons that take me to previous folders look like this, which is ugly: But in Firefox, in ...
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What proccessing architecture do I have?

I am trying to install Debian on my desktop computer which uses an "Intel Pentium E2200" : http://ark.intel.com/products/33925/Intel-Pentium-Processor-E2200-1M-Cache-2_20-GHz-800-MHz-FSB I need to ...
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Webcam is only recognized by some software

I have a webcam that works fine in software such as camorama and cheese. However, I cannot use it in websites that allow you to use a webcam (it's not recognized). I tested it with: Chromium 34.0 ...
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Debian USB install cannot find hard drives

I'm attempting to install Debian wheezy onto a new server box I just built, however the auto-detection for the platter drives and SSDs (using SATA 6gbps) does not seem to pull up anything. In fact, ...
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Can't install wireshark on Debian Linux

I'm trying to install Wireshark on Debian (Debian 3.2.51-1) but i'm getting this error: apt-get install wireshark Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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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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Debian - restore packages to stable after playing with unstable

I installed some unstable packages on my wheezy and now some libraries and other dependencies are all mixed up because the newer versions were installed than the ones that the packages from stable are ...
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After installing Debian 7.6 first (and any) boot I have a blank screen

I've installed Debian Wheezy 7.6 on my old Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, with no Desktop Environment and Linux kernel 3.2.0-4-amd64. Specs: CPU: T5550 - Intel Core2Duo Ram: 4GB VGA: Intel Chipset 965 ...
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Minimal install of debian, didn't install sound module, how to get sound working?

I did a minimal install of debian wheezy and then upgraded to jessie. When installing wheezy, I didn't install any of the optional modules. I remember there being one about sound but I assumed I would ...
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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 Wheezy Linux Installing Packages Missing Dependency ( Potp 1.7 )

I am a total linux noob. All I really know is apt-get ( to an extent) su , cd ,and dd and a few other minor things. I am trying to install a disk encryption package. ...
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xrandr output refresh rates are all 0.0, how can I figure out my refresh rate?

I can tell by eye that my monitor is running at 1920x1080, but I want to confirm that it is running at 60hz. However, running xrandr gives the following output: xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma ...
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How do I repair an SD card whose partition format cannot be recognized?

I have a 2GB SD card that was reportedly unreadable on several digital cameras and computers, and I need to get data from it. When I put it in my Mac using a card reader and check Disk Utility or use ...
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Replaced a RAID 10 drive on my Debian server - what do I do next?

I have 4 x 3TB drives in a RAID 10 array. One failed, so is now removed. /proc/mdstat Personalities : [linear] [multipath] [raid0] [raid1] [raid6] [raid5] [raid4] [raid10] md127 : active ...
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How to add custom keyboard shortcuts in Debian 7

Have a reasonably recent download of Debian 7. Trying unsuccessfully to set keybindings, specifically <Super>+t type stuff for terminal etc like I have in OpenBox elsewhere. Default Gnome ...
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The following packages have been kept back

I'm running 64-bit Debian Wheezy. Recently when I do apt-get upgrade I get this: The following packages have been kept back: libsmbclient libtevent0 samba-libs It's driving me crazy. I though I ...
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Non-root users cannot access NFS mounted directory

I have a Synology NAS sharing a "MEDIA" folder by NFS. I would like to access this folder from my Plex Media Server (running on Debian). I added this line to the /etc/fstab file: ...
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Access denied error with svlogd

I've setup a debian wheezy server and I'm using runit to keep my services humming along. I've also configured svlogd, but that's where I'm getting problems. When the services start I run "ps aux" and ...
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How to correctly setup a SSH Key @ forge.laravel.com?

I created a server on Linode using forge.laravel. Everything seems to work fine but now I'm trying to access the server via SSH. Forge by default creates servers that do now allow SSH access via ...