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Manually trigger automount in debian based linux

I have formatted a flash drive and thus needed to unmount the device. Is there a way to trigger automount via command line after formatting was finished ? (I know I can just reinsert a USB flash ...
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Amazon EC2 instance is not allowing me to login via SSH from my PC

Remotely, I have been logged in since last night, and it was working fine, just got timeout, now in the morning i am unable to re-login via SSH to the same Amazon EC2 box, here is my SSH log: ...
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How to scan networks with WvDial?

I am using WvDial to scan available networks with these commands: Init1 = AT+COPS=? Baud=460800 Modem = /dev/ttyACM0 Wvdial tries the scan-commands but it seems like it does not wait long enough ...
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How risky it is to have a personal server with ssh opened to the Internet?

Title continuation would be “while having limited knowledge of Internet security”. I have recently set up a small server with a low end computer running debian with the aim to use it as a personal ...
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Rsync Remote To Local Issue

I was wondering if I could get some help with this rsync command. I am trying to copy files from a remote system by running rsync on the local system. Here is my command: /usr/bin/rsync -avz ...
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NAS not shutting down

I'm running a network attached storage appliance (Iomega ix2-200) which is running some sort of Debian variant. Recently, the unit has been unable to shutdown cleanly, either via the web interface or ...
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guide to create debian package in netbeans

I've written a C++ application aided by netbeans on ubuntu. In netbeans there is a build feature to build debian package. When I build the package using it I am not getting desired result. The files I ...
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After switching back to bash can't access root

I'm new to Linux and using Debian 7. I was using bash, but tried out zsh by using chsh. Initially probably entered a bad shell name but eventually switched to zsh successfully. Now I switched back to ...
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How to make bootable Debian usb drive that works on both BIOS and UEFI systems?

I want to make bootable USB drive with Debian and make it bootable on both BIOS and UEFI systems. I've found only separate instructions for BIOS and UEFI systems. Please help me to find a solution.
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How to do port forwarding/redirecting on Debian?

I have two questions. Question 1: My debian machine has interface eth3 with ip 192.168.57.28. If someone tries to connect to 192.168.57.28:1234 how do I redirect the request to another machine: ...
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Is it Possible to mount windows partition on Linux automatically when system starts?

I have a Dualbooted PC, windows 7 64 bit and a Debian wheezy distro, I have all my music and documents on windows. When on Linux I have to manually mount windows filesystem partition on Linux. This ...
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How to reset terminator terminal emulator configuration?

I messed up terminator, I tried to use some commands in the preferences and now it doesn't work anymore, it starts and exits immediately, I tried reinstalling it using synaptic manager, but that ...
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Displaying adverts on a linux machine

I have a linux machine which is currently running debian 7. I need a piece of software to play a series of video adverts from a folder without the user being able to stop or mess around with the ...
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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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How to change Terminator title terminal title, ZSH on Debian?

I don't know if I should ask it here or on unix.stackexchange.com, I found this question here. My question is similar, I want to change the title of a terminal, I'm using a Debian based distro, ...
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Unable to install debian on Lacie ss4000e Kernel Panic

I am trying to load Debian Linux on my Lacie ss4000e I have been trying to follow this tutorial http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.armel/ch05s01.html#boot-firmware-ss4000e I have tried to load it ...
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Where to find “sleep mode” drivers for debian distro?

I have HP pavillion g6 dualbooted, running windows 7 and crunchbanng 11, 64 bit, based on debian wheezy. My crunchbang won't wake from sleep mode, I had similar problem on windows 7, solved the issue ...
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Re-install linux by ssh

I have remote machine with OpenSUSE, and I cant interact with it only by SSH. I want to install Debian to this machine, how can I do it? I search answers, but each of them assumes, I have physical ...
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M.A.M.E. roms on Raspberry Pi

I'm a quite recent user of the Raspberry Pi and I'd like to turn it into a retro arcade machine just like I've seen on internet. I've downloaded MAME4ALL from the PiStore as well as a package of roms. ...
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Reaver used to work so fluently, im getting FAILED TO ASSOCIATE.?

I am running debian the latest with amd64 on a dell inspiron 1564 with a Broadcom pci adapter BCM4312 part of the B43xx family. im also running the latest version of reaver now I know this adapter I ...
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English dictionary on Debian/ Linux [closed]

I'm looking for a CLI + GUI that I can use to look-up definitions for [English] words, much like the Dictionary app that ships with Mac OS. The term 'dictionary' is so polluted its tricky to find ...
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Linux - starting a visible terminal on boot

I have a C program I wrote for debian on the raspberry pi that asks the user to enter a number, 1-4 which it then stores in a configuration file. This only happens if the configuration file is ...
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Forward connections on 0.0.0.0:80 to 127.0.0.1:9091

I'm trying to set up a tor-relay. In order to allow tor to present a static web page explaining what it is I want the server to listen on port 80 and 443. In order to allow tor to use ...
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How to use openvpn for browsing

I'm just starting out with VPN and OpenVPN. What I understand is that I when I have a vpn connection, it's like I'm on the same network as the server. Then I should be able to connect to the server ...
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Cannot get an IPv6 address on Debian

I am using Debian 7 with the newest updates. I have a block of IPv6 adresses from my provider and, according to the provider the DHCP server is setup so that I should get an ip automatically (I even ...
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Booting Server from Scratch

I am trying to install Debian on a server I own. The hard drives were completely wiped before I got it, my progress so far has been: 1) Turned it on and plugged in monitor/ keyboard 2) Memory tests ...
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Server Architecture

I've been given a completely wiped server that I plan on installing Debian on. I need to make sure that I download the right version of Debain for the CPU architecture. The motherboard is a Thunder ...
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Let a user to run a command as a member of a group he does not belong to, using `sudoers`

How can I let a user U to run a command /usr/bin/C as a member of a group G (while he does not belong to the group G), using sudoers on Debian Wheezy?
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Software RAID in Debian

I have two internal 4TB hard drives and I've just started using software RAID1 in Debian Wheezy. I have a few questions: 1) During boot, everything passes except I get a message that reads "RAID ...
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udisks mounting to /media/usb0 not /media/<volume_label> for usb3 drives

I have a fully up-to-date, freshly re-installed debian sid box. Before I re-installed running udisks --mount /dev/sdc1 would mount the disk to /media/<volume_label>, however, it is currently ...
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Enable FTP disable SSH

I would like to know how enabling FTP access while disabling SSH access for all users except root and admin. I tried to change the shell : /usr/sbin/nologin is no good because disable both and ...
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Linux: how to block playing videos?

How can I block playing all possible kinds of videos (.mpeg .avi. flash etc.) by users on Debian Wheezy (with Gnome)? Which packages/plugins should I deinstall (or block somehow)? How can I make ...
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Using GPT but still restricted by the 2.2TB limit

As my other thread (Debian GNU parted) doesn't seem to be getting any responses and my situation has changed considerably, I thought I'd ask a new question. I followed this article: ...
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linux splits one 3 TB external USB HDD into 2 physical drives?

I recently bought a 3 TB harddisk which I inserted into a external USB drive enclosure and connected it to linux debian. Unfortunately it now shows up 2 separate physical drives: one with 2.19TB and ...
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How to re-enable sysvinit on Debian

So we had a couple of Arch guys hack a Debian install up for an embedded system (that is no longer so embedded) and they disabled Sysvinit in favour of using multiple linked /etc/rc.* files. ...
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Unable to install MariaDB on Debian 7

I'm trying to install MariaDB on my Debian 7 development machine and I've hit a problem. Following this tutorial, and this workaround, I enter this command: sudo apt-get install ...
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Raspberry Pi NTFS SAMBA SHARE Permission denied Windows 7

I'm running a little RaspberryPi machine that I wanted to turn into a low power network share that is completely unprotected on my home network, the aim is for it to be a universal network dump and ...
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Block device file exists but “No media found” error rises on access

I have problem with my USB flash drive: block device file appears in /dev (/dev/sdc) but when I try launch fdick, mount or event cat on it, "No media found" error rises root@nuclight:~# ls -l /dev | ...
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rsync - resume broken transfer (idea of rsync)

I have remote stations that collect data from sensors (ARM Debian) and transfers sets of data (about 1.1 MB) every 15 minutes (server is full Debian). On one station GSM reception is poor and standard ...
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Debian: some sites won't load

I have a strange problem. Today I installed Debian for the first time (I'm Windows user). I didn't touch any settings but I'm not able to load some sites. They are not related to each other at all ...
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Debian 7 and chromium - java not working

Using debian 7, with chromium as my browser, I got jdk6-64 bit installed on my debian But my chromium won't run java applets, it's saying it's missing on each website that try to run java. How do I ...
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Debian GNU parted

I have an internal SATA hard drive which is 4TB. When installing Debian Wheezy, the installer saw it as a 2.2TB drive. I was told to use GNU parted to set up GPT on the partition I wanted, so I set up ...
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How can I review updates before actually upgrading with apt-get in Debian

Before acutally doing #apt-get upgrade on a Debian server, I'd like to get an overview of the package names about to be updated and what the changes are in those packages. Recently my root account ...
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Debian root partition greater than 2TB

I have two internal hard drives: a 4TB drive and a 750GB drive. After selecting RAID0 and installing Debian (wheezy) to a single partition, I ran fdisk -l which reported that the size of my root ...
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DMA issue, keyboard about to die?

I have this message when I boot up debian and it takes a bit before booting when it reaches this error message: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/762638/Files/Images/dma_issue.jpg If I mount the ...
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Backup Windows 7: Can I just copy files from one partition to another?

I've had a lot of issues recently with HDDs so I'm about to make huge backups of everything, but I need some suggestions. First, here is my current setup: SSD1: 128 GB with debian + my debian "home ...
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<CR> not recognized as variable in VIM vimrc using PuTTY

My code In my vimrc file I have added a key mapping to create new tabs. map 1 :tabnew<CR> The problem However, when I press 1 in vim, it prints the ` variable as a string literal. I will ...
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Corrupted broadcast message when system is going to halt in Debian

I have two debian squeezy systems. On first when I've do shutdown or reboot I see correct message, for example: Broadcast message from root@example.com (pts/0) (Fri Jul 19 23:43:32 2013): The system ...
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Installing Debian 7.1 Using Net Install with Intel I217-V

Just built a new machine with an ASUS Maximus VI Hero motherboard which happens to have a newer Intel ethernet controller, model Intel I217-V. I'd like to use the Debian netinstall ...
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How can I get the networking to work offline for a Debian VirtualBox VM in Mac OS X?

So I am running a Debian VirtualBox VM in Mac OS X. If I am connected to internet through wifi or ethernet everything works just fine in the Bridged Adapter mode. But how can I get it to work offline ...