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Increase resolution for debian guest in virtualbox

I have a windows 7 host and a debian 8 guest. I already installed virtualbox-guest-utils virtualbox-guest-x11 virtualbox-guest-dkms as described in ...
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growisofs warnings when writing to Blu-ray Dual Layer discs

I'm archiving my media collection onto BD-R Dual Layer discs but keep getting the following IO errors at the end of the writing process (usually > 95% complete) : :-[ WRITE@LBA=168e800h failed with ...
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Compile linux kernel deb-pkg target without generating dbg package?

I am building linux kernels the debian way as instructed (for the most part) by the Debian Linux Kernel Handbook. So for the compilation step I use target deb-pkg, and on successful termination of ...
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Debian Jessie repositories and git

How should I edit the sources.list so I will be able to get Git via apt-get? If I run apt-get install git now, I get Unable to locate package git While I can manually download and compile ...
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Debian - Framebuffer resolution

I use Debian 8 (testing), with nvidia non-free drivers (DKMS). When X is run I've 1920x1080 resolution on full screen. Problems starts, when I switch to console (for example "ctr+alt+1") then I see ...
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Conflicting hard drive space reports, missing about 46gb of space

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sdb1 36G 22G 12G 65% / udev 10M 0 10M 0% /dev tmpfs 1.6G 9.1M 1.5G 1% /run tmpfs 3.8G ...
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Black screen while installing Debian

I tried installing Debian with a netinstall CD-ROM on my custom-built PC. Everything is going fine until I choose any of the install options because then the screen turns black and I get no graphical ...
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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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Bridging Two Wireless Interfaces For “Repeater” mode

I've looked around quite a bit and can't really find anything putting all the pieces together. I'm using Debian and looking to connect to a wireless network and repeat the signal without using nat or ...
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Where does Ubuntu get the default hostname?

My newly installed Ubuntu shows lele-ThinkPad-X230 as its hostname. I downloaded debian-installer and ubuntu-installer (ubiquity) to see the code, but found nothing useful about this. Is this DHCP or ...
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Checkpoint VPN client not connecting, Debian Wheezy

Edit: what I'm looking for here is help finding out what's going on at the OS level, so that I can find out for sure whether the problem is on my end or my workplace's end, or in between. I'm not ...
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Site displays with Curl but not within the browser

I've set up a dev-enviroment on Debian 7 and installed the following services: Apache Bind9 I have one site that is reachable through "asix.debian.local". I've set up the zone and added NS and A ...
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Why is this archive failing to create symlinks?

When I extract the archive Symfony_Standard_2.2.1.tgz using this command: $ tar xzf /home/tomas/downloads/Symfony_Standard_2.2.1.tgz I always get the errors: tar: doctrine.php: Cannot create ...
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Dvb-t usb stick on debian squeeze

I can't get run my dvb-t stick on debian. I installed firmware-linux-nonfree_0.28+squeeze1_all.deb and linux-image-amd64 when I start me-tv I get the message that there is no dvb-t device connected. ...
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Can't install flashplayer on Debian Wheezy

flashplayer is having trouble installing in Debian Wheezy. I need it to be able to watch certain videos on YouTube. It fails on a wget operation: $ sudo aptitude install flashplugin-nonfree The ...
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Jack audio not working properly with cadence

I have tried to set up the audio on my Debian linux computer in order that I can use ardour and get sound from/to that, and still be able to watch youtube videos etc. on Firefox. I have installed ...
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Why are there no Contents-arch.gz file for Debian jessie?

The mirrors ftp://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian/dists/ http://ftp.gr.debian.org/debian/dists/jessie/ and many others don't contain the file debian/dists/jessie/Contents-amd64.gz whereas they do for ...
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Disable network adaptor eth0 on Debian

Once upon a time, I used ifdown eth0 to down a network adaptor. It has been years since I've been able to get this to work, basically since I've been on Ubuntu/Debian. I get this: $ sudo ifdown eth0 ...
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Installing libsdl2-dev on Kali 3.18.0 amd64

I'm trying to wrap my head around how to install the libsdl2-dev package on Kali 3.18.0 amd64. I can see that the package is available in the standard Kali repository here: ...
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How to set gpg2 as default implementation of gpg on debian?

My debian installation came with gpg 1.4.12, while I would like to be running 2.0.19. The former comes in the package gnupg and the latter gnupg2. They can coexist peacefully as far as I know, but I ...
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Configuring a static IPv6 address that inherits delegated prefix

My ISP (comcast) delegates a prefix, my router is passing along the prefix delegation (pd) onto the LAN. My Debian machine is getting the prefix and appending using EUI-64 address. That's nice but not ...
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Invalid ACPI : Invalid PBLK length [5] during Debian boot

I installed Debian 5.03 Lenny successfully on my machine. I got this error during boot: ACPI : invalid PBLK length [5]. After that the Operating System boots properly and starts normally. What ...
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cannot connect webserver from windows7 to debian on VirtualBox

I have the same problem as this question, but none of the answers works for me. Are there new solutions for this? My main OS is Windows 7 and I have virtualBox with Debian OS x64 I have set network ...
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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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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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Permissions on /opt

I have a SSD and a HDD in my laptop. I have configured my Debian so that / is on my SSD and /home is on my HDD. To make sure my own downloaded programs (eclipse and such) use the speed of my SSD I ...
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Xscreensaver causing my monitors to turn off and on repeatedly when its power management features are active; how to fix?

Something weird is up with my Xscreensaver 5.15 configuration on Debian Wheezy. I have two Dell U2412M monitors hooked up to a single graphics card (one over native DVI and one over HDMI output to DVI ...
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Debian ignores /etc/sysctl.conf

I have a problem with limiting the number of concurrent network connections. I just need to set them so that my machine will never produce more than 200 concurrent network connections, but I am unable ...
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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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really disable power save in linux wifi

I've got a laptop with an Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] (rev 34) (using iwlwifi kernel module). Although power_save (a module parameter) is disabled, I can see 802.11 ...
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How to tell if razor is running?

I have a mailserver which is using amavis to do the spam testing (through spamassassin). Now I wanted to use razor and pyzor as well. I installed them and did the following: # su - amavis -s ...
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How to fix Kali after power-loss during installation

I am trying to learn Kali-Linux and wanted to enable VPN. The menu was grayed-out, so I googled for a solution. blackmoreops.com told me to run aptitude -r install network-manager-openvpn-gnome ...
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How to tell from what Ubuntu or Debian repository a package comes?

On a Debian-based system, including Ubuntu, how can one tell which repository a package will be downloaded from, without actually beginning the download? aptitude show and apt-cache info will show the ...
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Dropbox missing icon.. Sometimes

I'm stuck with a problem about Dropbox icon. I'm using Debian 7 Wheezy. I've installed Dropbox. When I run manually: dropbox start -i -> Everything is fine and I've an icon on the top-right ...
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sudo: effective uid is not 0, is sudo installed setuid root?

I accidentally changed the ownership on my debian web server in /usr/bin and the permissions are no longer root root but instead USER root. How do I get this back everything I am finding says to ...
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vmware debian vmxnet set_features() failed (-1)

I have a strange error in my vmware client (debian 7) on boot: something like: vmxnet error eth0: set_features() failed (-1) ... I am not able to copy it because when boot is finished and the ...
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Restore a file overwritten with ln -nfs?

I accidentally "deleted" a file by doing this: ln -nfs /path/to/file In my understanding the data itself should still be there. I also stopped working on the machine as I did this... Is it somehow ...
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Script answer to apt-get request “To continue type in the phrase 'Yes, do as I say!'” in bash

My script is replacing sysvinit with systemd inside a chroot while building a debian image with debootstrap. Since this is a "dangerous" action, apt-get will ask a silly question: "To continue type ...
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What extras do I need to maximise battery life on a Linux laptop? (And how to stay current) [closed]

Now, I know that this question has probably been asked 1000 times - but as far as I can tell, the answer seems to change a lot over time. While researching, I came across powertop, pm-utils, tlp, ...
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Installing different keyboard layout on live debian image

I've downloaded a debian vm image for some testing: http://exploit-exercises.com/download (280mb) It's a Debian Squeeze machine. I want to use the Belgian layout (which is AZERTY) in stead of the ...
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cmus fails to play .flac files on Debian 8

I am unable to play flac files in cmus (v2.5.0) on Debian 8. If an attempt is made to add to the cmus library a flac file from the cmus browser (cmus view mode 5), no error message is displayed, but ...
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Is it safe to upgrade from Squeeze to Jessie using APT? [closed]

I have a small production server running Debian Squeeze, and in order to stay more current with apt packages, I thought I should upgrade the distro. The last time I attempted a distro upgrade was from ...
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Disk Usage Equivalent of Bandwidth Stats

Looking for in effect the equivalent of vnstat -w but for disk usage: rx | tx | total | avg. rate ...
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How to adjust the screen resolution in Debian?

I've installed Debian testing from netist image in a AMD Radeon system. I am using Xorg and awesome wm. The default screen resolution is 1024x768 while my screen supports 1366x768. I've tried xrandr ...
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Dependency issues with libc++6; a catch 22?

In an attempt to install ASEprite on my Linux Mint installation through a .deb seen here: http://pkgs.org/download/aseprite I also realized I had to install a later version of libc++ in order to get ...
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Auto open virtual Keyboard in Linux (Debian) if text to be entered?

Is there any possibility to auto open an on-screen virtual keyboard in Debian to when the focus is set to a text field? The behaviour should be like in iOS or Android app... Thanks!
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mail rejected with error 421 connection rate limit exceeded

I am running debian jessie with sendmail 8.14.4. I do not find where is the setting to disable the mails to be rejected for a certain host and i get periodically this message: May 28 16:20:30 mx6 ...
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Change Bios boot order after PXE installation

I'm doing a PXE installation. I success to do it but I have a final problem and I don't know where to search to find this answer. After my installation I would like to switch from my network bios ...
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apt only half-sees a package

On debian stable, with almost standard sources.list file, I can't install the following package. $ apt-cache showpkg ttf-mscorefonts-installer Package: ttf-mscorefonts-installer Versions: ... ...