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

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How to install the latest version of VLC media player in debian

Recently there was a news that VLC has been upgraded to version 2.1.0 and added support to many new formats and fixed some versions I am using debian and I want to upgrade my VLC on my box. I had the ...
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Add a top panel button in gnome shell to turn off monitor

I would like to add in the top panel of gnome-shell a button to execute sudo sh -c 'vbetool dpms off; read ans; vbetool dpms on' in order to turn off the monitor. I have no idea on how to do it.
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Install win 7 along with a previous linux installation

Trying to install windows 7 on the last partition of my hdd (WD 500 gb lpvx advance format drive). The disk already has 6 previous partitions which have Debian Lenny, Wheezy, and Ubuntu studio 12 ...
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How to upgrade to latest git on debian 7?

I have installed git through apt-get on debian 7 which gives me: # git --version git version 1.7.10.4 I would like to ugrade to the latests version of git. I have tried: sudo apt-get install ...
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How to install the real Firefox on Debian?

Debian 6 ("Squeeze") uses a rebranded version of Firefox called Iceweasel. It, however, lacks plugin support, and most of my favorites don't work. So what is best way to install the "real" Firefox on ...
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Debian 7.7 / Gnome not asking for password

First my Linux kung-fu is not strong so sorry if this a silly question. i just installed Debian 7.7 and running Gnome-classic desktop and when I go to change system settings for example network ...
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How can I find the gparted package in debian?

I recently upgraded my chromebook c710-2856's hard drive to a 250GB drive and flashed coreboot on it. I then proceeded to install debian wheezy with LXDE. I want to install gparted, and when I do: # ...
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From windows 8.1, how can I allow an already existent debian installation to be dual-booted?

I have a chromebook c710-2856, and have been in the process on installing windows and debian on it in the past few days. Right now, I have a 250 GB hard drive instead of the default 16 GB SSD, and I ...
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Debian 7.7 keyboard and touchpad.didn't work

Yesterday I was installed Debian 7.7 with kernel 3.2.0 and GNOME 3.4.2. Today I found my right button on touchpad didn't work. I made it to work when I press the left button for a few seconds, but it ...
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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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Find what package a file belongs to in Ubuntu/Debian?

I frequently find myself missing a program, man page, or other file when working on my Ubuntu 8.04 system. Is there any simple way to look up what package contains a given file (whether it is ...
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Network interface configuration on Debian 6 (No DHCPOFFERS received)

I am trying to configure an interface to allow internet connection on a home server which runs Debian 6 x86. The server is behind a router which has DHCP enabled. The router IP is 192.168.1.1 with ...
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Debian ARM and Brother DCP195C with CUPS

I want to have acces to my DCP 195C printer (Brother) over LAN. For this purpose I have bought an raspberry pi and installed CUPS on it. CUPS runs fine and everything else is running smooth as well. ...
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About network traffic control

I have a satellite internet connection -> a pretty nice 8 processor server with 64gb of ram, running debian 7.7, two lan ports, one connected to the gateway, the other to the wifi router, wifi to all ...
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debian cannot uninstall dovecot

I have a problem with uninstalling dovecot. And while trying to fix it I made it way worse. Here is the "log": Errors were encountered while processing: dovecot-imapd dovecot-pop3d E: Sub-process ...
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Error when start of the apache2 service: version OPENSSL_1.0.1 not defined

I'm using a Debian Wheezy server where I have installed apache2, php5 and libapache2-mod-php5 packages via apt-get. But when I'm trying to start the apache2 the follow error occurs: service apache2 ...
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Add a DNS globally (to all ifaces)

I want to add an nameserver to be used on all connections. The DNS that I'm adding, opennic, will be giving responses for domains that my standard DNS will say don't exist. (.bit). I've added the ...
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Is there a dynamic DNS update utility packeged for Debian 7 (Wheezy)?

NoIP.com's free dynamic DNS service suggests installing an unpackaged Linux client on anything other than Ubuntu. Is there really no Debian package of a client (not necessarily theirs of course) which ...
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Synergy 1.4.14 fails with “Protocol error”

Server: Debian testing, with the 1.4.14 deb downloaded and installed. Client: Windows 7, with 1.4.14 downloaded and installed. Both are Premium. On Debian, start the server with synergys -f -c ...
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How do I choose what shows up in PuTTY title bar from Linux?

In the PuTTY configuration there's an option in Terminal->Features called Disable remote-controlled window title changing. Without that enabled, the title bar of PuTTY will change every time I press ...
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Gnome 3.4 doesn't accept my desktop file

I created many personal desktop files in my system, on debian When I moved an installed desktop files from /usr/share/applications to other directory. The entry is gone from the menu application of ...
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AWStats configuration

I am running Debian 7.5 and the latest version of Apache, standard out of the box log files. I am trying to setup AWStats by following this guide and ignoring parts about JAWStats. I have literally ...
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Deleting dynamic partition to fix windows - urgent

I created new volume in order to install Debian in it. Once I succeeded.. Windows was unable to start. Freezes on Windows logo screen. After a painful attempt of installing Debian, I just ruined my ...
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Debian Squeeze character encoding issue

I'm running Debian 6.0.7 (Squeeze). Normally, to get the euro symbol, I would type altgr-$ and this works fine on Ubuntu but with Squeeze when I hit those keys the cursor jumps back to the beginning ...
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VMware Workstation 10.0.3 on Debian Wheezy compile error

I am trying to run VMware Workstation 10.0.3 on Debian Wheezy with RHEL custom kernel 3.10.0-4. Installation went fine but when I try to: vmware-modconfig --console --install-all I get the following ...
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Change IP address permanently with ifconfig in Debian

I know there are several tutorials on how to manually change IP settings. However, I have yet to find a solution that fits my needs. I need to be able to script something that changes the IP address ...
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Installing 32bit gcc on Debian squeeze x64

I need to install the 32bit gcc because i get this error: libgcc_s.so.1 must be installed for pthread_cancel to work Aborted I try this: apt-get install lib32gcc1 Does not find the package I ...
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Mount XFS filesystem with userquota in Debian

I'm trying to get userquotas working on a xfs-formatted root partition. However, I can't mount the partition with userquota enabled: # mount [...] ...
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Debian console has first character hidden (outside of monitor)

The issue we are hitting with our server is quite odd. The terminal's first line(s) is printed outside the monitor and we tried changing resolution without success. Reducing buffer width (stty columns ...
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Can't open an SSH session because of OpenSSL version mismatch

I just ran apt-get upgrade, and according to /var/log/apt/history.log, openssl has been updated to version 1.0.1e-2+rvt+deb7u7. Now I have one SSH session still open, but I can't open another one. I ...
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Debian 7 - iptables 'filter' not supported?

Am attempting to forward/ masquerade connections from WLAN0 to ETH0 as follows: sudo iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE sudo iptables -A FORWARD -i eth0 -o wlan0 -m state --state ...
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SSH status reporting wrong time

Trying to setup SSH on Linux Debian, I get following SSH status after reboot: Active: active (exited) since Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:32:53 +0200 Here is the status seconds after sudo service ssh ...
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downgrading packages in debian

I have Debian stable disribution installed on my computer. Once I installed some packages from testing but now it causes some troubles so I would like to downgrade them. I've tried next commands: ...
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Fail2ban does not ban IP - Apache digest authentication

Fail2ban does not block login attempt on my web server, what's wrong? The configuration has been reloaded, the service restarted, even the server restarted... # fail2ban-client reload # service ...
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How to configure gnome-terminal to use xterm-256color by default?

When I start gnome-terminal and do echo $TERM, I got xterm as output. I want it to be xterm-256color I've considered the solution to add 'export TERM=xterm256color' in my .bashrc. But I don't like ...
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Debian randomly changes IP adress

I have debian6, interfaces are set manually: eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 40:61:86:7c:42:ed inet addr:192.168.3.238 Bcast:192.168.3.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: ...
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EasyBCD won't boot Debian after upgrade

I have a desktop that dual-boots Debian and Windows 7. When I turn it on, it uses the Windows bootloader, as configured by EasyBCD. If I select Debian, it then chainloads(?) GRUB, which lets me ...
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linux-headers-3.16.0-4-amd64 vs. linux-headers-3.16-3-amd64

"uname -a" returns 3.16-3-amd64 as my kernel version but I could install 3.16.0-4 via synaptic. Are these two same? OS: Debian Jessie
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Can I update a Mint 14 Debian-Edition persistent Live USB System

I've installed Mint 14 Debian Edition on an USB-Stick (actually a SDCard in an USB card reader) with the help of UNetbootin, created an additional ext2 partition called live-rw and added the ...
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Unable to remove package on Debian 7

I have a damaged installation of MariaDB which I am trying to clean out and re-install. If I do sudo apt-get upgrade I get the following remove: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct ...
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Search for string and read the next line

I need to write a shell program that installs some packages. The program will run on Linux (obviously some commands will not work, for example, on Arch-based distros). So, I've got this file called ...
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Debian ignores /etc/sysctl.conf

I have problem to limit number of concurrent network connections. I just need to set that my machine will never produce more than 200 concurrent network connections, but I am unable to do it. Here is ...
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How to import Java libraries installed in Debian

Commonly, in order to use Apache’s FileUtils in Java, one would add the appropriate .jar to the properties. This does not seem appropriate for Debian as Debian offers the option of installing the ...
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Format terminal output to show apt-get upgrade errors in RED

I have a VERY simple bash script written for my Kali Linux distro so I don't have to run apt-get update, apt-get upgrade, apt-get dist-upgrade, apt-get autoclean, and apt-get autoremove every time I ...
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Extract Contents of .img with unknown filesystem

I have an image file: kali-linux-1.0.9a-armhf.img. It's an image of Kali Linux ARMH build. I am trying to extract the contents of the image, but to no avail. I have tried to mount the image, but I ...
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Video capture , streaming & archiving with TENVIS camera JPT3815W

I want to publish an ASF live video stream over the internet and also copy the backup to disk (without sound to spare disk space) I'm running debian 7.7 wheezy / ffmpeg 2.2 and ffserver 1.2.9. The IP ...
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Is it possible to set specific useraccess to an ftp on debian7?

Heyy guys, I want to set specific useraccess for my ftp running on an Debian 7. At first, let me explain everything: For a higher security I want to disable any logins (in the console and ftp) for ...
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Automatically mount a 2nd hard drive in Debian 7?

I've recently installed Debian 7.1 on to my PC, which uses the SSD as the main drive and a secondary 200GB IDE drive as just something I can place programs, music, and other files on there. However, ...
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Debian install without internet

My aim is to install debian with mono, xsp2 and sqlite without using internet. First I made the 3 debian DVDs and Downloaded manually the packages of mono, sqlite and xsp2, after Checking the ...
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Copy to clipboard from Mono-ran programs does not work in Debian testing

I was running KeePass (http://keepass.info/) using Mono on Debian Wheezy. I was able to copy usernames and passwords from KeePass to KDE using (mono? wine?) clipboard. I found I needed to switch to ...