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MongoDB not installable from 10gen's Debian repository

I added the official 10gen Debian repo to my Wheezy installation but MongoDB remains uninstallable: Setting up mongodb-10gen (2.4.4) ... [FAIL] Starting database: mongodb failed! invoke-rc.d: ...
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keymaps not available on Debian live (or rescue) image

I downloaded the Debian live standard (command line flavour, without X and any window managers) CD image, then booted into the live disk. With my first Arch Linux reflex I typed loadkeys dvorak ...
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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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Why there is no sudoers file: “/etc/sudoers: No such file or directory”?

I am trying to add a new admin user, but: # adduser username admin adduser: The user `username' does not exist. # man sudoers No manual entry for sudoers # less /etc/sudoers /etc/sudoers: No ...
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The simplest way to set up a secure, IMAP, email server? [closed]

I would like to get rid of Google as an email provider, and set up a complete email solution on my dedicated server. The issue: I wish the setup to be as simple as possible, so that it wouldn’t be a ...
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How to stream my GNU/Linux audio output to Android devices over WI-FI?

I want to stream my audio output over the network (Wi-Fi) to my Android devices. I'm not looking for a music/video streaming solution, but I would stream any audio output of my GNU/Linux desktop to my ...
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Connecting to openvpn server from linux command line

I'm trying to setup openvpn client on Debian Linux so my traffic goes through he vpn. I have done a lot of Googling and in all the articles I crossed it mentions that I need to copy the certificate ...
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Is virtualbox shared folder working for Debian guest

This is very strange. I'm running Debian and Ubuntu guests under the same virtualbox (hosted under Win7). And the Debian and Ubuntu mostly have the same packages installed. And I did the same steps to ...
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Debian security: lots of connections on port 80

I have a debian server (kernel: 2.6.32-5-amd64). I normally run a jetty server on it, but lately it started getting tons of connections to it. It shouldn't get all this traffic, since its a pretty ...
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time stamp XXXX s in the future issue - touch command (Linux)

When I untar a tar.gz file on Debian Lenny, I get the such outputs: tar: openssl-1.0.1e/apps/openssl.cnf: time stamp 2013-02-11 15:26:04 is 1360584537.139999998 s in the future ...
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Debian Wheezy no sound through jack output

I have strange problem with sound on my Debian wheezy powered notebook. Sound is not playing through jack output, but speakers are working just OK. lspci | grep Audio 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel ...
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Maintain/Build Debian packages from Ubuntu

It looks like it is possible to cross-build Debian packages from Ubuntu, but all the documents I found from the Internet are not very clear. I'm wondering if someone can give me some clear and ...
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Deleted user and root account on debian

One of my colleague removed by error etc/passwd and etc/shadow files. The problem is that now the system doesn't have any account.Impossible to connect by ssh or to work on it. How can I create a ...
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Debian - install new software by apt-get over SSH

I tried to install new software when I was connected to my Debian over SSH, for example sudo apt-get install subversion, and after calculating dependencies, required space, etc. APT asked, if I want ...
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Bad superblock on /dev/md0

I have an mdadm RAID 5 array running on Debian Wheezy. It's comprised of 3x 2TB drives. I've obviously done something stupid, because now I can't mount it and it's throwing up the following error: ...
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How to add unity-greeter in Debian wheezy with GDM 3

There are two questions I would like to ask. 1) How do we install unity-greeter in Debian wheezy with GDM 3 to have an Ubuntu style login screen ? 2) How do we have a rounded-styled login box with ...
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blkid not returning the correct UUID/label for drive

I have 7 drives in my server (running Debian Wheezy as dom0 for a Xen hypervisor): An 80GB system drive, 3 x 2TB drives, a 1TB drive and 2x 500GB drives. The 2TB drives are all part of an mdadm RAID ...
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How to remove gnome 3 and all its dependencies from a debian wheezy netinst

I downloaded a Debian wheezy netinstall iso file, and just made a very minimal installation with no Display manager or desktop environment. I was using the terminal for testing purpose. I later ...
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create a new vmware virtual machine with debian 7 wheezy

I would like to create a new virtual machine in vmware player with debian 7 wheezy. In the vmware player wizard "Select a Guest Operating System" under "Linux" there is only debian 5 or debian 6 ...
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how to enable a login box for all websites

I got a development server which is open to the whole wide world. So I want to secure it more by giving .htaccess logins to every user except those who are in a valid IP. I know what to put in the ...
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Debian permissions not sticking for new content

I've set up a VM with Debian7 for PHP development. Since PHP needs to write to log files and the like, the www-data group needs write permissions on /var/www/... I found a good answer here on ...
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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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Beep in headphone when usb-mouse is plugged in or moved

I have installed debian (wheezy) on my laptop. Previous OS was ubuntu. I get a beep each time I plug in my (wired) USB mouse and every time I move it. An older wired USB mouse does not have this ...
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Install Php-pear to /usr/share Raspbian (debian)

I am running Raspbian on my Pi and have installed PHP-pear, I have some software that requires PHP-pear but is normally installed on a Fedora based machine so pear is normally found at /usr/share/pear ...
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Using GnuPG and its daemon gpg-agent

I'm using gpg-agent to remember and supply my GnuPG password when building Debian/Ubuntu packages. But I'm still confused how gpg-agent works. I invoke gpg-agent as: eval $(gpg-agent --daemon) It ...
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Trouble with subversion/cntlm/sources.list

Linux/UNIX newbie here. Just started interning as a developer and trying to get my workstation setup in my Linux VM. I'm running LMDE MATE 32-bit in Oracle VirtualBox. I have cntlm installed, have ...
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dual booted pc: windows 7 clock becomes wrong after booting linux

I have dual booted pc, i always do that, this time though, i have installed crunchbang, after booting linux, windows 7 clock becomes wrong, it goes back 3 hours. i tried to fix it and it stays fixed ...
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In Debian GNU/HURD, how to switch back to text terminal after I start X?

I've been running Debian GNU/Linux for several years. Recently I gave Hurd a try by running Debian GNU/Hurd on a physical machine. It works fine, and I can get X running without problem. The problem ...
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How do I list all packages from unstable / experimental?

I'm running a Debian testing system with some packages installed from unstable or experimental, using apt pinning. How can I list all packages that come from unstable or experimental? I'd like to use ...
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How to find out which distribution package provides a given library

I am looking for a way to find for a given LDFLAG, like -lcryptopp, the distribution package that provides me with that that library, like libcrypto++-dev on Debian/Ubuntu. So far, I have looked up ...
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Errors when trying to update Debian 7 APT Cache

When I'm trying to make update (with apt-get update) in Debian 7 I always have errors like this: W: Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/wheezy/updates/non-free/binary-amd64/Packages 404 ...
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Connect to a Router via Terminal

How can i connect to a router via the CLI (eth or wlan) and login with the password i created? My OS is based on Debian. So if you have no GUI with suggestions that show you the available Networks ...
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Is it safe to have wheezy sourcs list in Debian Squeeze?

Currently, I have a Debian Squeeze 64 bit version installed in my laptop. Since it is said that updates and support for squeeze will be provided only till the next 8 months, and will become unstable ...
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Graphing atop logs

I just discovered 'atop'. This is a fantastic tool for identifying performance bottlenecks in Linux. It supports a long term monitoring mode, in which it logs data to a binary log. I would like to ...
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Installing debian 7 besides windows 8

I bought a VAIO laptop which Windows 8 preinstalled on it in UEFI mode. Now I want to install Debian 7 besides Windows 8 but when I entered to the Partition Setup of debian setup menu, there is a ...
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Apache downloads php files instead of running their source

I have just recently upgraded PHP 5.3 to 5.4 on my Debian Squeeze server. Now, instead of executing PHP files, Apache just downloads them, which is really bad. When I try to follow these steps, I get ...
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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 ...