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Certificate errors on irc.pirateirc.net

I'm having trouble making a secure connection to the IRC server at irc.pirateirc.net. gnutls doesn't recognise the SSL certificate issuer, even though the certificate is issued by a regular CA ...
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Byobu kills windows at will

I use byobu on a virtual server (uname -a shows Linux mezgrman 2.6.32-5-openvz-amd64 #1 SMP Mon Feb 25 01:16:25 UTC 2013 x86_64 GNU/Linux). When I log in to the machine via SSH and byobu isn't ...
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Mousepad tap does not work on debian stable lxde

I have an Acer Aspire One KAV60 running debian 7.0 stable with lxde as the window manager. I can't get the mousepad to register a click when I tap it. I've tried installing ...
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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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Save “fingerprint” info inside MP4 videos

I have a Debian server serving MP4 videos (for download, as files) and I was wondering if there is a way to save some unique "exif" information for each user that downloads a file. I would like to do ...
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E: Unmet dependencies

every time I try to install something or just simply use apt-get update I get an error saying something about Unmet Dependencies. root@xxx:~# apt-get upgrade Reading list of packages... Ready ...
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Status display after boot on Debian

I run some VM's and some of them are dedicated to several jobs. For example lets say that one machine is running samba and ftp services and another is running Apache and some database. Now what I ...
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How to change local IP to domain name so a host can access a VM?

I've managed to set up a Debian server (in a VM) and now I can access it in the Windows 7 host at 192.168.56.101 Is there any way to "map" that IP to a domain name? It doesn't have to be accessible ...
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Recommended way of installing PHP 5.4

PHP 5.4 is stable for quite some time now. However, when I type apt-get install php5 PHP 5.3 gets installed. Question: Why? And what is the preferred way of installing PHP 5.4? Should I choose a ...
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Disable volume-change sound

I'm using Debian Wheezy with Gnome 3 and I'd like to disable the "bip" sound made when pressing the volume +/- keys. Audio programs that are running currently (I have no clue which program exactly ...
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Gnome 3.4.2: How to display notifications a bit longer

I receive mails via Thunderbird (with extensions FireTray and GNOME Integration) and want to display the "New mail notification" a bit longer. How can I increase the length of time notifications ...
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Where to store bash scripts that all users may execute on Debian?

I have many bash scripts on my server, that all users may use. but it seems the location /usr/local/sbin is not the best place. I don't want to use the home directory of the users, cause ...
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Add /usr/local/sbin to the PATH of a user [duplicate]

if I type echo $PATH I only get /usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/games:/usr/games how can I add /usr/local/sbin to the path, so it is already there the next time? (I use debian ...
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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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Cannot SSH log into Debian virtual machine from windows 7 via Putty

I have followed a tutorial from this website http://jtreminio.com/2012/07/setting-up-a-debian-vm-step-by-step/. I am up to the point in the tutorial where it says to login via SSH. I have installed ...
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Why does my debian wheezy linux refuse to execute this ELF file?

I just installed EAGLE on my debian wheezy box, but I cannot start the executable: joe@mybox:/opt/eagle-6.4.0/bin$ ll total 18264 drwxrwxr-x 2 joe joe 4096 Jan 7 17:02 . drwxrwxr-x 10 joe joe ...
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How can I add static DNS entry in Debian and block some sites?

OK I'm admin noob. Is there a way for adding static DNS entry? I already tried to modify /etc/hosts file but without success. Here is my hosts file: 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.1.1 hitsu ...
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libgphoto2-2-dev is installed, but pkg-config wont list it. Deb Wheezy new install

I am trying to use node-gphoto2 from npm, but I am having trouble with the libgphoto2-2-dev dependency. I've installed it, but pkg-config says it's not there. $ sudo aptitude search gphoto p ...
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How I can replace linux module which are the same version?

I have compat-wireless module, it's built and patched. I really need to replace the module located in /lib/modules/3.2.0-4-686-pae/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ with this one but I don't know how do ...
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How can I run a copy of my Linode VPS in VMWare Fusion 5 on my Mac?

I’ve just signed up for Linode, and having set up my Linode server (from their Debian 7 image), I’m trying to download a copy of it to run on VMWare Fusion 5 on my Mac. I’ve followed their ...
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PPTP without GRE: possible?

[I hope this is not off-topic here] I'm trying to set up a PPTP tunnel between a Linux (Debian 6) Server and a Windows 7 Client. The problem is, that the PPTP connection itself (ports 1723 and 47) ...
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Any way to run a user script on suspend/resume in KDE4?

I have the desire to run a script as the logged in user immediately before a hibernate (suspend to disk) operation, and immediately after a resume with KDE4. I know that I can put a script in ...
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VPN server on Debian with login access from Windows

I have a friend in a closed country that needs a VPN. I want to install a secure VPN server on my dedicated server. I have looked at PPTPD and OpenVPN, but I am not sure which one would be best? Or ...
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Ignore area on touchpad

I recently purchased a Lenovo y500 and installed Debian wheezy 64-bit on it with no issues. The problem I'm having is with the touchpad. In Windows (dual boot) it ignores movements on the lower part ...
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Prevent applications to control master volume on Linux

Whenever I change the volume in VLC, Rhythmbox, or a video on YouTube, it change the master volume, i.e. the system volume. How can I prevent this from happening? I'm running Debian 7.0.0 (wheezy) ...
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Performance OracleJDK or OpenJDK

I am forced to using Java on my server and I am having a headache installing Java. I have an automated deployment script which installs the software and needs to be run to reinstall the server ...
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How to get latest nginx in Wheezy using apt-get

It seems like the nginx package in debian wheezy apt-get is old and only goes up to 1.2 whereas the latest version is 1.4 Do I really have to build it from source or is there a way to get the latest ...
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Is it a bad idea to get my production servers software source code from github

Usually I use apt-get but apt-get can get out of date. It seems that quite a nice solution may be to get the source code for my software (for example, nginx) from github and then build it each time. ...
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linux wtmp randomly empties itself

I've had this happen about three times now. Randomly when I log into my server and type "last" I find that there is no information given to me. Is wtmp periodically emptied? Is this something I ...
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Launching a Shell Script via .desktop in Raspbian Wheezy

I am trying to launch OMXplayer and play a sequence of videos on loop on a RaspberryPi running Raspbian Wheezy. I have got a working shell script which launches and plays the videos courtesy of ...
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Network connection needs to be brought up a second time at boot for networking to work on Debian 7

I am using Debian 7 on some newly designed hardware. After bootup the Ethernet is not setup correctly, but if I run an "/etc/init.d/network restart" or do an if down/up after bootup then it works. ...
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Is it possible to add 2 interfaces to my wireless NIC to run as a wireless mesh node and an wireless AP

I want to create a virtual wireless access point on my board so I can run it as an AP and a node in a mesh network at the same time. Has anyone ever done something like this? Is it possible? I am ...
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SSMTP and PHP sending mail through different domainds(sub-domains)

I'm trying to set up SSMTP on my Raspberry PI(Raspbian Wheezy(Debian ARM port)) Model B, Right now I can send mail through the console just fine, actually getting the mail aswel. The problem is when ...
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Using iw to add a virtual wireless interface, getting the error “No such device (-19)”

I am trying to add a virtual wireless interface to my debian squeeze system using iw. The output of iw list is shown below: root@alix:~# iw list Wiphy phy0 I am using the command: iw dev phy0 ...
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Mount USB Device in Debian

I'm using a Siduction (a Debian derivative) on a Lenovo x230 laptop which has a built-in SD drive, and I'm trying to mount it to get some pictures of off an SD card. I've also tried connecting the ...
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How to find out what port is Exim 4 using for SMTP?

I'm trying to debug a problem with email sending on my home machine, possibly a router related problem. This is on Debian squeeze with Exim 4.72-6+squeeze3 (the default Exim 4 Debian package for this ...
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Setup Debian Server, Symlink from /var/www/dir to another directory

I have just started a server with debian, I'm new to this sort of thing so please bare with me. What I'm trying to achieve is this: Request comes in : sub.mydomain.co.uk I have to DocumentRoot ...
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Routing IPv6 traffic through Debian pptpd into Hurricane Electric's IPv6 tunnel

I have set up a tunnel using Hurricane Electric's services on a Debian machine. It seems to work alright; I can ping6 ipv6.google.com and open it in links. I've also set up a PPTP daemon on the ...
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Install .deb packages into mounted fs

I have a ext2 partition on CF card to use in external device. I've inserted this card into my PC and mount it as /mnt/linux. I've installed (extracted) a linux distribution to this partition. And I ...
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Debian - bash is default shell, but “man sh” gives dash

On Debian squeeze. Running ps -p $$ shows bash is my current shell, ls -l $(which sh) shows sh is a symlink to bash. So why, when I run man sh, do I get the man page for dash? Is this just a bug in ...
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Fail to upgrade desktop-file-utils Debian

I have tried to install a few BioLinux packages -> several of the previous packages were 'broken'. After i ran : apt-get -f install apt-get upgrade apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done ...
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Arrow keys on manpages & installation dialogues not working

I do have a strange problem in my SSH console while working on the server. When I login to the server, I can use the arrow keys as usual e.g. arrow up for previous commands, arrow left/right for ...
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Restrict static IPs (Only DHCP) on Debian Squeeze

How can i restrict access to the Internet for users with static IPs? Can i disable free dhcp leasing? I'm running Debian Squeeze with dnsmasq as dhcp server. All users has their own ip, mapped to ...
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apt-get -d download to a specific directory

What are the options for apt-get on debian to download to a specific directory. Right now I'm using apt-get -d install packagename and then just fetch it in /var/cache/apt/archives/ but it would be ...
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Install Debian 7 on MacBook Pro 13"

I want to install Debian 7 (using the netinstaller version) on my MacBook Pro 13" from 2011 with a 2.7GHz Core i7 processor. The installation completed successfully, but at the reboot no OS can be ...
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Shutdown Debian from php script

I am trying to shutdown my RaspberryPi running Raspbian from a php script running on lighttpd webserver. shell_exec("sudo /sbin/shutdown -h now 2>&1"); I added lighttpd ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ...
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Debian DomU on Debian Dom0

I've set up xen on a Debian squeeze DomU and it seems to be working. I followed the this guide The problem I have is when I try to start the VM and attach the console using xm create -c ...
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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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How to have /etc/ config files overriden by those found in $HOME/etc/

I recently crashed my home server, now looking for a more efficient way to do things. I want to use a /etc in my /home/webserver directory. Which would override the normal /etc/ files. Exemple: ...
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Provide debian package repository from Windows 7 machine

I have some scripts, bundled in a .deb-file. Those package will later be installed on x clients. While I won't update those scripts manually on every client, I would like to provide the .deb-file on ...