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Debian grub bootloader can't find windows 7

I have been using Windows 7 for quite a while on my machine in the following configuration. I have three hard drives, all different sizes, with Windows being installed on the largest. This is also the ...
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Can I avoid losing three IPs per network on a bridged Xen networking setup?

About a month ago, I asked this question on Superuser. The answer given there certainly works, but I've run into an issue I haven't thought of before. The setup I had running (based on the previously ...
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Disable GUI on BeagleBone Black running Debian

The Debian image for the BeagleBone Black that they have on their website comes with a GUI by default. I'd like to completely disable the GUI, but in the simplest way possible. It is used as a ...
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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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avahi set hostname but arp -a only displays IP

I've set my /etc/hosts and /etc/hostname on my Debian system. I also have the Avahi daemon installed and running. From my mac I run arp -a and this lists all the IP's but where the ...
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New mdadm RAID vanish after reboot

I have problems with mdadm after reboot, I can't reassemble /dev/md0 . I work on debian wheezy. I have done the following steps:: sudo mdadm --create --verbose /dev/md0 --level=6 --raid-devices=4 ...
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How to add custom keyboard shortcuts in Debian 7

Have a reasonably recent download of Debian 7. Trying unsuccessfully to set keybindings, specifically <Super>+t type stuff for terminal etc like I have in OpenBox elsewhere. Default Gnome ...
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How to close wicd gui without leaving dangling process

If I open the wicd gui with wicd-gtk &, closing it (even using the "Quit" button) may close the gui, but always leaves a process wicd-client running in the background apparently doing nothing. I ...
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How to block sites like facebook.com, google.com etc. for different users

I use iptables for other sites as: iptables -A OUTPUT -o EXTERNAL_IF -m owner --uid-owner USERNAME -d DESTINATION_WEB -j REJECT It works for most sites except ones having a large range of IPs. What ...
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start debian in vmware ,it goes to a black screen

When i start debian in vmware,and it go to the black screen and i can't even find a place to login,maybe it is because i change the file of grub in /boot/grub/grub.cfg by adding this set ...
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Installing Debian 7.6.0 on Lenovo Y50

I was trying to install Debian on my new laptop: a Lenovo Y50 64bit running Windows 8. I got together with a friend and installed Debian in his computer first and had no problems. However I've tried ...
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How to restore Debian server's /var/lib datas

I made a big mistake : While administrating and making settings, I accidentally deleted /var/lib folder. The result is that I can no longer use any dpkg commands, so I"ve lost my mysql database. I of ...
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Loosing random folders on my debians

I'm using updated Debian stable 6 and 7 on few VPS and also on 1 raspberry. The things it's easy, I'm loosing folders and stuff I've installed. For example Mongodb. I had to restart my VPS after ...
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Most secure way to have IPtables auto-loaded using Debian / Linux

I'd like to know the safest way to load iptables using Debian. Of course, I can use a script that uses iptables-restore : #!/bin/sh iptables-restore < /etc/firewall.conf but : 1) where is the ...
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How do I remove Java in Debian?

java -version java version "1.6.0_18" OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 1.8.13) (6b18-1.8.13-0+squeeze2) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 14.0-b16, mixed mode) There doesn't seem to be an easy ...
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Debian shutdown takes a long time (RAID/crypt related)

I'm running Debian Jessie and recently my shutdown has been taking a long time. When I sudo shutdown -h now I'm sent to a blank screen except for a blinking cursor which sits for ~1 minute. It then ...
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Unable to set rw permissions on a folder, changing usergroups on user

I got a RAID mounted as /mnt/NAS. In this mount I got a folder called /mnt/nas/rec. The mount is shared with SAMBA, and guest users are assigned as the user nobody and are tied to the group nogroup, ...
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Lock screen after auto login Debian/Ubuntu

My situation: 1. Need auto login for my wheezy. 2. Sometimes I'm away of my pc, when it reboots, need to lock the screen after auto login. When I type /usr/bin/gnome-screensaver-command -l it locks ...
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Setting channel width with rt2870: iw: Device or resource busy (-16)

I only now found out that my USB WiFi stick is capable of n-WiFi (Edimax EW-7711USn), so naturally, I'd like to get the highest possible speed from it. My link is great, 29dbM and 70/70 quality, but ...
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Installed Wheezy package on Squeeze, how to rollback?

I 'accedentley' installed a wheezy package (by including the source in my sources.list) to a squeeze system. For the last few days I've been trying to restore it but I have no luck. Here is the ...
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Pairing Bluetooth device with PIN fails

I'm trying to pair my old BlackBerry 8310 to my Linux desktop (up-to-date Debian Sid, 3.15-10.dmz.1-liquorix-amd64) by using blueman and its associated tools. Scanning for the device works equally ...
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BeagleBone Black multi-servo controller drivers for Debian

I'm confused about how you would control one of these through the Debian file system. Currently I can add the GPIO to the slots file and the newly created dir includes files like duty and period ...
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Run a GUI in screen or tmux (or alternative)

I have an application that's gui only that constantly needs to run. The problem is that I can't install a full desktop just for this application (my OS is debian and ubuntu cli). So I was wondering ...
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mount.nfs: rpc.statd is not running but is required for remote locking

I am trying to mount a disk from a remote computer but I get this error: root@sidibalkan:~# mount -t nfs rat:/develop /mnt mount.nfs: rpc.statd is not running but is required for remote locking. ...
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Installing Dexy looked ok, but Dexy does not work

I just tried to install Dexy on a Debian 4.7 server. Python was installed but not pip, so I did some research and found how to do it : $ python --version Python 2.7.3 $ sudo apt-get install ...
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How can I reconnect to a dropped gutil ssh session?

I have installed Matlab on a (remote) linux (debian) machine. I run Matlab by tunnelling in from my Osx machine via ssh and then using the command line interface. To run a Matlab script I run ...
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gnome 3 is more like gnome 2

I recently installed debian 7.6 on my laptop and have been trying to get everything configured the way I like. However gnome 3 is looking more like gnome 2, with the Applications and Places menus that ...
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Alsa hardware volume with PulseAudio

Before installing pulseaudio, I was able to control volume for the front (meaning on the front panel, the "headphone" jack) and rear (meaning on the back panel, the "line out" jack) separately. When ...
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Can't install Parallels Tools on Debian 7.2.0

(Parallels Desktop 9, latest version) As per instructions, I switch to root: $ su - root $ whoami root $ echo $EUID 0 and then execute the installer: $ cd /media/cdrom0 $ ./install and I get ...
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Can't display content on second monitor

When I move a window onto my second monitor, the cursor stays visible and I can still interact with the window, but the window does not appear on the second monitor. This is a HP Envy 700-147c with ...
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Debian does not redraw on second monitor under AMD 6850

I am running two monitors on an AMD 6850 chipset, under Debian Wheezy. I have installed the proprietary drivers and both monitors seem to be functioning perfectly fine (I can change the configurations ...
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Finding a cause of shutdown/sleep

My server running is Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.54-2 x86_64 GNU/Linux. About once a day, sometimes once every two days is shut down - It isn't really shut down, it seems like its sleeping ...
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How do I figure out which driver is making my headset work?

I have just downgraded from Debian to Debian Jessie. Before the switch, my Logitech G930 headset would connect correctly as both an input device and output device (although the output device only has ...
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'apt-get install' ignores my specification to install particular version of package

I'd like to install particular version of libstd++6 with following command: # apt-get install libstdc++6=4.9.0-8 -V Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How to reinstall a package using apt-get?

It seems that my aptitude is somehow broken sudo aptitude update 0% [Working]Segmentation fault dmesg [223282.616599] aptitude[30972]: segfault at 67707f ip 7f954dcfae5d sp 7ffff5a5f950 error 4 in ...
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Grub 2 Password Protection in debian?

I do as the following run grub-mkpasswd-pbkdf2 to get a string nano /boot/grub/grub.cfg add tow lines set superusers="putyourusernamehere" password putyourusernamehere grub.pbkdf2 ...
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VirtualBox: Error -610 in supR3HardenedMainInitRuntime

virtualbox VirtualBox: Error -610 in supR3HardenedMainInitRuntime! VirtualBox: dlopen("/usr/lib/virtualbox/VBoxRT.so",) failed: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libk5crypto.so.3: symbol krb5int_buf_len, ...
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Webcam is only recognized by some software

I have a webcam that works fine in software such as camorama and cheese. However, I cannot use it in websites that allow you to use a webcam (it's not recognized). I tested it with: Chromium 34.0 ...
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No sound in headphone jack

Worked fine a week ago. Yesterday when I plugged headphones into my Asus laptop, I got sound both from headphones and speakers. Today after system crash (not sure what was the reason) when I plug ...
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How do I make sshfs work in Debian? (I get /dev/fuse: Permission denied )

I've moved from Ubuntu to Debian on a machine and all my sshfs mounting scripts fail with fuse: failed to open /dev/fuse: Permission denied now. Am I missing something simple?
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Why doesn't the binary package get reinstalled by apt-get or building from source?

I'm trying to install Asterisk on my Debian wheezy server. For this I first did the simple sudo apt-get install asterisk This worked flawlessly. Afterwards asterisk was running and I could enter ...
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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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How to repair an SD card which shows incorrect size?

I've a Transcend SD card for 16 GB and am using it in my smartphone. One day I've discovered that the smartphone recognize it as 6 GB only. I've tried to find the solution to set the correct ...
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Debian - Postgresql can't install /etc/postgresql after purge

While trying to install DAVICAL on debian wheezy (7.5) I faced a problem and had to purge the postgresql package that is a davical requirement, and then tried to install it again. The installation ...
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Permanently change default language and keyboard settings - what am I missing?

I'm trying to configure a Debian Linux (ARMHF 3.8.13-bone20) on a BeagleBone Black to use German as the default language and keyboard layout, which does not work, and I can't see why. I'm talking ...
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Best way to setup Fstab to avoid system boot issues

I have Linux system in which we force /dev/devname for running the system. proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 /dev/sda1 / ext3 ...
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VirtualBox Debian Jessie guest has invisible mouse after update

After updating the system with apt-get upgrade, the mouse disappeared in my guest environment. I use the guest additions and the other features work (like high resolution X sessions), but my mouse ...
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Routing IPv6 traffic through Debian pptpd into Hurricane Electric's IPv6 tunnel

I have set up a tunnel using Hurricane Electric's services on a Debian machine. It seems to work alright; I can ping6 ipv6.google.com and open it in links. I've also set up a PPTP daemon on the ...
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How can I install a more modern version of GNU utils (coreutils) on Debian Linux with no admin rights?

I would like to install a more modern version of GNU utils (coreutils) on a debian linux system where I have no admin rights. Is there a way to do that? The rationale is that I need a more modern ...
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apt-get wants to autoremove core packages

I upgraded to PHP 5.6RC4 today on my Debian Sid server (x64): The following packages have been kept back: perl perl-base perl-modules The following packages will be upgraded: cpp-4.9 g++-4.9 ...