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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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Cannot uninstall SQL Server 2008 from Windows Server 2012 r2

I have install SQL Server 2008(64-bit) express on the virtualbox in virtual machine, with guest os Windows Server 2012 R2(It is also domain controller). After the installation, I decide I would like ...
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No programs in Debian

I have Debian wheezy and after that I made some hinges in "main menu" I cannot find it open any programs also I have no shortcuts. I can't even open system settings
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.profile in LXDE

I recently install debian wheezy (7.5) from the netinst, without gnome3, then install LXDE with sudo apt-get install task-lxde-desktop. No trouble with this, LXDE works perfectly :) I was trying to ...
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Booting Debian affects internet connectivity of other devices in same LAN network

I'm currently having issues running Debian on a desktop computer, particularly network issues. After 10 attempts of running the Debian installer, I've managed to install Debian on the desktop ...
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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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Primary and/or Logical Partitions Debian Install

I'm installing Debían on my laptop, I already have Win7 installed, I made a new partition with the installer, but I already have 3 primary partitions from Windows. After making the root partition ...
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New to Linux: Download/Installing Debian

I've download Debian from Debian.org, first I got debian-7.8.0-amd64-i386-netinst.iso from the main page. I've made a bootable usb and when I selected the option Graphical Install it went black ...
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Cannot reliably automate xrandr settings in Debian 7 on VirtualBox

Although there are several existing questions on the matter (from which the most helpful answer is this) and various threads on other forums, I cannot reliably set my xrandr settings in Debian 7 on ...
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Two rtorrent processes running. Normal?

I noticed when I ssh'ed into my beaglebone black that I got two rtorrent processes running. is this something rtorrent does per default or have I messed up somewhere along the line? What could ...
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Unstable Network Connection in local network (Debian Wheezy)

I encounter serious network problems for a Cubietruck mini-PC in my local network. I am using a Debian Wheezy Image on the device, which works fine except that the network connection within my local ...
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Is it possible to modify debian package file path in preinst

I am creating a simple package out of a directory. I need to modify the the destination where the files of the package will be deployed.The package directory looks like this debian/DEBIAN ...
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How can I resolve the error “cannot execute binary file”?

When I login using SSH, all I can see is this... -bash: /usr/bin/id: cannot execute binary file -bash: [: : integer expression expected I couldn't do anything in here. Commands such as halt, ...
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How to set domainname?

i have a nameserver running on my router. My raspbian succesfull connects with the network over wlan. The fqdn of the raspberry pi should be hal9000.wg.lan. Running hostname -f only returns hal9000 ...
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How to connect two debian VMs using vmware workstation so that one acts as a web server and the other as web client

I want to connect two virtual machines running using VMWare workstations - Debian Linux and I have setup private DNS server on one VM named "Server" and other VM is named "client". I am trying to ...
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Install Debian onto a USB stick from Windows

I want to run Debian for some development in C++14, but I don't want to install it as a VMWare or use a Live CD. (Besides, Debian seems to need three DVD's to begin with.) A Live USB doesn't work for ...
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laptop screen blinking on linux

I have a wierd issue with my alienware 14 laptop, that is running debian testing. If I use it without ac adapter pluged in, after some time the screen start blinking randomly (it looks like ...
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Fail to re-build package with debuild

In order to build the package 'thunar' in debian-wheezy I did the following steps: sudo apt-get build-dep thunar sudo apt-get source thunar cd thunar-1.2.3/debian sudo debuild -uc -us Till here ...
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Can't mount device

everybody! I have a strange problem. When i try to mount hard drive or usb flash i see the strange messages in syslog. And i can't rw on my device. What the stange thing is happened? I use Debian 8.0 ...
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Meld background highlighting broken

At some point (which I unfortunately didn't note down precisely, but is reasonable to believe that it was after an apt-get (dist-)upgrade operation) meld's background highlighting stopped being ...
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Is there any GUI tool to configure /etc/fstab?

I have little experiences in configuring the 'fstab'. I'm looking for any GUI tool that helps me with this. If possible based on gtk and should be available in Debian.
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Creating ext4 partition from console

I have a volume /dev/sda1 (1.2 TB) containing an NTFS partition using 0.6 TB space. I want to make an ext4 partition in the remaining 0.6 TB space. I have not tried anything yet because I don't want ...
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Printer “Flapping” with CUPS

Using a brand new installation of Linux Mint 17.1, I've been trying to connect my workstation to the shared printers on my server. The workstation is using CUPS 7.2 and the server (Debian Wheezy) is ...
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Mount by UUID or LABEL

In Linux it is possible to mount a device (disk) by UUID or label. I have used UUID for a while mainly because I was picked up a discussion on IRC that mounting by label was a really horrible idea. I ...
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“You do not have permission to access this server.” in WebUI on Debian server

I installed Plex Media Server on my Debian Wheezy server using this guide: https://www.htpcguides.com/install-plex-media-server-on-debian-linux/ I opened http://ip:32400/manage/index.html, created ...
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Assigning static IP address to Debian machine?

I don't know how to use a static IP address on a Debian machine. Can anyone help? I have the static IP address 83.222.248.100. This is what I've tried: $ cp /etc/network/interfaces ...
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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 ...
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How to read email received on a Debian server

I have a VPS (virtual private server) running Debian Linux. When I login using PuTTY the console shows - "You have mail" I have no idea on how to retrieve this email. Which software do I need to ...
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Input Device permission error: Beaglebone Black + JavaFx

I am trying to launch a JavaFX app on my beaglebone black running Debian. When launching as the root user, the application will launch but the touchscreen will bug out a little bit, displaying ...
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Mounting USB sticks with Thunar. Wrong user and gruop

I'm using Debian testing with XFCE as Desktop Environment and Thunar as filemanager. I've an issue regarding the mounting of USB mass storages such as USB sticks. When I plug the stick the icon ...
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Run a startup script *after* loading kernel modules in Debian/Raspbian (Raspberry Pi)

I’m trying to create a custom boot screen for my Raspberry Pi by following the instructions here. This involves installing fbi and running it in an init.d script. This works fine on the default HDMI ...
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Could not perform immediate configuration on 'perl'

I'm trying to upgrade a debian squeeze system to wheezy. I've done an apt-get update && apt-get -V upgrade on squeeze, then changed my source.list to reference wheezy not squeeze. then, ...
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The directory “/tmp” does not have enough space for extraction

[Debian 7.7] Want to install jdeveloper. Moved the file jdev_suite_121300_linux64.bin (1.7Gb) to folder /opt/jdeveloper/. The chmod +x jdev_suite_121300_linux64.bin is applied. Running the ...
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Debian Wheezy doesn't map LUKS partition on boot

Firstly, I apologize for my English. It's really hard for me to write this lines; please, understand if I'm not clear enough or I explained very briefly way. I have an encrypt partition with LUKS ...
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Internet is disconnected with Debian squeeze

I am using "debian-squeeze-amd64-root_fs" with linux-3.18.4 kernel to debug Linux kernel. The problem is that there is no internet connection in Debian when the Internet is absolutely positively ...
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Debian installation can't find Ethernet driver

I'm trying to install Debian 6.0.7 to my Sony Vaio VPCCA3S1E laptop from USB flash disk via netinst. The installer can't find the driver for my Ethernet card so it can't download the installation ...
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How to get Apache2 to wait for network initialization?

Server just upgraded from Squeeze to Wheezy. After reboots, I noted that apache2 wasn't starting, so installed bootlogd to inspect the output of init scripts. The error output from apache start was, ...
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How to get steady time on an Atmel xPlained SAMA5D3

I'm running Debian Jessie from an sdcard on an Atmel xPlained SAMA5D3 SBC. I have a python program which samples another device via serial line. Said device has a pretty reliable 20s countdown clock. ...
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Network crashes and doesn't restart Debian

I'm running Debian Jessie and every few days my network will stop working under heavy load, not allowing any connections in or out. I don't know why it stops working and why it won't come back online. ...
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Install apt-get program with dpkg and add all ubuntu repositories

Ok so i have a server that is really limited in what is installed. It running some sort of debian modded distro, but I want it to be more like ubuntu. So i want to install the apt-get program. All ...
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Trying to use mdk3 with Alfa AWUS036NHA, wireshark detects frames but cannot detect network

I'm testing out some various tools, trying to get them to work, but I cannot seem to get the MDK3 beacon flooding mode to work. I'm currently running Debian with a few Kali repositories installed. I'm ...
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Running scripts independently on Raspberry Pi

I have a couple of python programs, such as one which checks if the Collatz Conjecture is applicable for a given number or not, and writes output to a file (it runs on a Raspberry Pi). Although I ...
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difference between fstab and mount -a?

I have an smb share on a NAS that I am trying to mount on a Debian box (RaspPi). So far so good. I added the following entry in my fstab file: //192.168.1.xx/yann /home/pi/buffalo cifs ...
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debian: system won't boot after dist-upgrade

Tried to run apt-get dist-upgrade on a debian squeeze system. (ARM based fanless device with filesystems coming from sdcard). After the dust had settled rebooted the system and ran into a slew of ...
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Set usb soundcard as default device

I'm trying to get my usb sound-card working. It's a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. I've read through a number of tutorials non of which was doing anything but sometimes blocking the output of more than one ...
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Mousepad tap does not work on debian stable lxde

I have an Acer Aspire One KAV60 running debian 7.0 stable with lxde as the window manager. I can't get the mousepad to register a click when I tap it. I've tried installing ...
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Why do I get this error installing MySQL server?

So I have a empty VPS running Debian 7 32bit. The VPS has just been created so nothing is installed but the base OS. I run apt-get update and then apt-get install mysql-server and i get this error: ...
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List of recently installed apt packages

I just spent an hour trying to solve dependencies to build freeCAD from their slightly outdated Wiki. Is there a way to get the packages I installed in the last hour or day with apt-get or aptitude? ...
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Run valgrind inside a chroot environment on Debian?

Is it possible to use valgrind within a chroot environment on Debian? It seems to need to access the proc filesystem, which is unsurprisingly inaccessible. root@tree:/# valgrind valgrind: warning ...
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How to display Unix time in the timestamp format?

I'm looking for a way to display my time in Debian Linux as a timestamp, e.g. 1279628325 I can't find any options to do that with the date command. Any ideas?