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Debian wheezy Xorg configuration fails, Debian don't boot

I have installed Debian Wheezy today. when i boot Debian wheezy when splash logo about to open, the screen blanks and system hangs, but Debian stable was booted without errors, but I changed init ...
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Can't start Seamless Mode despite installing Guest Additions

I've installed the guest additions on my Debian Linux virtual machine. Installation went through without any problems. For some reason I still can't get the option to run in seamless mode (it's ...
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Install LXDE desktop environment as default instead of KDE

I've installed Debian with KDE desktop environment by default. However, I want to change desktop environment to LXDE and remove whole KDE, with all components and software. Is there any safely way to ...
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Cannot stat: operation not permitted (Debian)

I tried to install ant onto debian with apt-get install ant --no-install-recommends --no-install-suggests. I got the error message: dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/ant_1.8.2-4_all.deb ...
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Is there an equivalent to debirf for CentOS?

I've been using debirf to create a ram-only image of Debian. Is there an equivalent tool for CentOS?
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How to install Virtual Box Guest Additions on Debian?

I have a Debian 8.1 (headless) virtual machine (guest). How do I install the Virtual Box Guest Additions? The question How can I install virtual box guest addition is answered for Ubuntu by sudo ...
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How to find out what Debian version I am using? [duplicate]

I have access to a Debian machine via SSH. How do I find out what version of Debian is installed? This is possibly a duplicate of What is the version of my debian system?. That question is answered ...
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Cannot locate running X server

I'm trying to run an X application over PuTTy from a Windows machine with Xming. The X server machine is Debian 8.1 and headless. I'm attempting to debug a separate issue with another application, but ...
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How to disable Nouvea before Linux boots

I am trying to install the proprietary Nvidia driver on my linux machine ( Nvidia GeForce GTX 750, Debian w/Linux 4.1.2.1 ). In order to use Nvidia's .run file, I need to disable nouveau. The .run ...
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how to install bitcoin-qt wallet on debian 7

WARNING: Complete noob to linux (somewhat noob - if something can be installed w/ a package manager, I'm ok, else completely lost). I loaded debian 7 on a VBox VM (took 2 days to get everything to run ...
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wlan0 connects, but I cant ping anything

New install of Debian jessie. eth0 working fine, wireless card is able to connect to various APs; but while on wireless I'm able to ping only myself (localhost or 127.0.0.1). APs are working with ...
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Failed Installing linux-image-3.2.0-4-amd64

I always get this error messages when doing sudo apt-get upgrade > apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following ...
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How can I get net.lo back in Debian?

I've found ways to do this for Gentoo (copy/paste and/or emerge baselayout), but I'm running Debian. In dom0 I've accidentally deleted /etc/init.d/net.lo. Don't ask, it was a stupid mistake. How can ...
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Reload a Linux user's group assignments without logging out

When assigning a user's secondary group list using: # usermod -G <grouplist> <user> is it possible to force this group assignment to take effect without logging out all running ...
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Issues changing default terminal in Debian

I've installed gnome-terminal on my Debian PC which is running KDE on top of it. I've tried to replace default terminal emulator using "default applications" and sudo update-alternatives –config ...
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How do I set the session language in MATE on Debian?

I'm using the default install from the Debian-8-MATE live DVD. In lightdm there is a selection for the language, but my user session never changes the language (system language should stay as it is). ...
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Looking for a router-like web interface for my Debian gateway [closed]

Hey, I need a web interface program for my debian gateway which has the features of a router's one. Specifically, I must be able to easily Forward ports to various clients on the LAN or the router ...
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Connecting Raspberry Pi to network through ethernet

For testing reasons (need a pingable address on this network), I'm trying to set up a Raspberry Pi on a fiber network with a static IP, connecting with an ethernet cable. The FDX, LNK, and 100 LEDs ...
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Linux CLI colors wrong output

I have a few different linux systems and some of them the color looks ok and right. Other ones the colors are darker and bold. I have checked my putty settings and output from dircolors and they ...
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Utility for extracting MIME attachments [closed]

I am looking for a command-line tool for Unix (ideally, available in a Debian / Ubuntu package) for extracting all MIME parts from a multipart email message (or the body from a singlepart with an ...
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Debian Linux Desktop Environment breaking

I have recently started using Debian Linux as part of my project regarding Cubieboard PCs (Basically, a Raspberry Pi clone, identical hardware). One Cubie board has a Cubian X distro up, another ...
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DD-WRT AP with ethernet bridge

Good evening everyone! I'm looking to host a wifi access point using my DD-WRT (Linksys WRT54G) with a PC running Kali Linux 1.1.0 (Debian) to monitor the traffic. Effectively the traffic would flow ...
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Using two persistence partitions on Debian 8 to increase storage

I use Debian Jess 8.0 with a persistence partition but no other permanent filesystem. I boot the live-cd from an SD card. Here is my persistence.conf file: /bin /sbin /boot /etc /home /lib/modules ...
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To get clickable table of contents of LaTeX document in Gedit?

In OSX Textame, you can nicely list link table of your sections by CMD+T. I would like to have a similar feature in Gedit. My suggestion motivated by the thread Search Files in Folder in Gedit ...
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Search Files in Folder in Gedit

I would like to search files in folder similarly as you can do in Textmate in OSX by pressing CTRL+Shift f. How can you search files in folder in Gedit?
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Mouse does not work on chrome after upgrading from 44.0.2403.89-1 to 45.0.2454.15-1

Today I upgraded (apt-get updateand apt-get upgrade) my Debian Jessy 64-bit and after this, new version of google-chrome (Google Chrome 45.0.2454.15 beta) is kinda frozen if I try to move of click on ...
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How can I enable kernel crash dumps in Debian?

I want to enable kernel crash dumps for my Debian 5.0.7 machine. The kernel version is 2.2.26 amd64. How can I configure this?
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SSH tunneling to non-Apple machine using Back To My Mac

I have little home network with two Macs, Debian-based server and latest AirPort Extreme base station. Unfortunately my IPS uses PAT (double-NAT) and I have no public IP address. On my work machine I ...
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configure gnome3 with 2 graphic cards and 3 monitors

I'm using Debian Jessie with two graphic cards and 3 Monitors. One on the onboard card and two on an internal card. I can select and configure the two monitors on the internal card but can't get to ...
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Debian / Monit: mail is only sent to local system, not to outside address

I have a Debian server and have monit installed and running. I use the following settings for alert mails: set mailserver localhost # primary mailserver set mail-format { from: monit@abc.test } set ...
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Installing Windows Update 3033929

I am using grub as default boot loader for my dual boot laptop (DELL Vostro 3750). My system is currently undergoing a reboot loop (infinite) because of Windows Update 3033929. As described here: ...
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How do I automatically connect at startup to a bluetooth mouse on Debian 8?

I've got a Microsoft bluetooth mouse and I'd like it to work right away at boot. I've used bluetoothctl to pair and trust it, and I can connect to it, but only if I put the mouse in discoverable ...
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Custom script in /etc/rc.local - not starting X properly

I made a script called starter.sh: #!/bin/bash while true; do sudo fluxbox & sudo -u pi epiphany-browser -a --profile ~/.config http://localhost/index.php & sleep 2s done; Which is ...
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How to find out which versions of a package can I install on APT

Using APT, you can install a specific version of a package using: apt-get install package=1.0 But you can't do apt-get install package=1.* So, how can I find out which versions are avaliable for ...
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“Missing LSB tags and overrides” error on /etc/init.d script

I made a script as showed in this tutorial: http://edv-huber.com/index.php/problemloesungen/15-custom-splash-screen-for-raspberry-pi-raspbian But after executing a command: insserv ...
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Best way to implement a GUI under Debian Linux [closed]

I'm currently using Bacula backup software under Debian Linux, all is good except the fact that it doesn't come up with a GUI. I had a look at all existing GUI out there, but none of them is what I ...
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Can`t connect to IRC Server: Closing Link (Install identd)

I installed a Hybrid-IRC Server on my linux Vserver. If i try to connect to my IRC Server with Xchat i get this: "Closing Link (Install identd)", but if i use a online IRC client like kiwiirc.com or i ...
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How can I produce high CPU load on a Linux server?

I’m currently in the process of debugging a Cacti installation and want to create CPU load to debug my CPU utilization graphs. I tried to simply run cat /dev/zero > /dev/null, which works great ...
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Empty Boot folder on chroot Debian

I have wanted to create a custom livecd of Debian. I created a basic Debian (jessie) with debootstrap and began to configuring it. When I wanted to get vmlinuz and initrd files, I could not find them ...
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Failed to modify entry for user in samba with tdb backend

I have a debian server with samba. I can no longer manage users accounts. I can't add, modify or remove them. This is Debian wheezy with samba 3.6.6. There is no ldap and the database backend is tdb. ...
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Debian - missing /by-uuid/ in boot image

We proceeded few disk operations on our server (system disk was extended for new hard drives) and unfortunately after reboot boot stuck on error: ALERT! ...
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Restrict access from group in Debian

I need to restrict access for a few users in Debian 7. I basically only want them to be able to login with their accounts so they can use SSH to forward their web traffic through my server as a proxy. ...
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How can I install Debian Jessie on a Lenovo Thinkpad T450s via a USB stick?

I just bought a Lenovo Thinkpad T450s with Windows 7 pre-installed. I'd like to install Debian Jessie. I obtained an .iso file here (I selected amd64 from the Small CDs or USB sticks section). After ...
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In Ubuntu/Debian, how do I mark a package as non-auto removable?

Suppose I have a package (a Python package in this case) that I install using Synaptic. Because the version of this package is somewhat outdated, I remove it in Synaptic and then install it using ...
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Transfer files Windows 7 and Ubuntu Samba slow

I have Ubuntu Server 14 Connect by SFTP from client Windows 7 to Server Ubuntu and transfer files is slow Also from Windows 7 connect to Drive Ubuntu Samba and is equal transfer files slow Also ...
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Beaglebone DHCP Server Assigns its Own IP Address

I'm trying to run a DHCP server on my Beaglebone Black (running Debian), and I want to give it a static IP address - 192.168.17.1 - but it keeps assigning itself its own different IP address - ...
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gnome 3.14, set default audio out as SPDIF

using gnome 3.14 under debian stable. every boot, i get sound on both aux output and SPDIF. and the volume widget/shorcuts will only change the volume on aux. when i open the audio settings, then it ...
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how to resume a screen session?

When I log to my SSH, I have 2 screen sessions: screen -list There are screens on: 4278.chat (07/16/15 14:26:47) (Attached) 15127.notifier (07/16/15 13:27:57) ...
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xset dpms command is not shutting down the monitor

I have a problem with this command: xset dpms force off. It puts the screen black, but it doesnt shut down nor suspend (with suspend command) the monitor. The command 'xset -q' shows that DPMS is ...
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How do I give files and directories created by FTP the correct permissions for Apache to read and write them?

I'm more a Windows person, so please excuse my ignorance with this basic Linux question. I am looking after a Linux (Debian) server which only has Apache2 and vsftp installed on it. What is ...