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Preload Debian installer onto HDD

I have an old Pentium4 PC that I have rebuilt from spare parts and I am trying to install Debian on it so that I can use it as an homemade server. Problem is, the motherboard (model P4S800-MX) won't ...
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Do Windows and Debian / Red Hat use the same thread management?

I need to know what kind of thread management Windows and Debian / Red Hat use in their recent versions. I know that they used to use 1 to 1 thread management model. Do they still use this model ...
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RT3070STA Monitor Mode Instability

I am running Debian on an embedded system, the Technologic Systems TS-7800 board. I use various USB Wi-Fi adapters with the RT3070 chipset and am using the rt3070sta driver. My system invokes Wi-Fi ...
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Is there a shortcut (missing?) to move tab in xfce4 terminal app?

Using xfce4 in a Debian/Linux Jessie/Sid distribution, I am unable to find or set shortcut to move tab position in xfce4 terminal, like Ctrl-Shift-DgDown/PgUp in gnome terminal. This is really ...
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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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How do I play DVDs in Debian Jessie (i.e. libdvdcss)?

How do I install libdvdcss in Debian Jessie? It seems that http://www.deb-multimedia.org/ is warned against. https://wiki.debian.org/CDDVD lists three methods. Can anyone tell me the pros and cons ...
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Debian Wheezy: Limit duration of internet access

Is it possible to limit the number of hours my computer can access the internet by specifying a maximum number of hours the computer can remain connected? Ideally, I want to be able to surf for 3 ...
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Properly setting up memory in Debian 64-bit

I believe I have the following problem: Only 3.2GB of 4GB RAM detected on 64-bit Debian I received an old laptop that has a processor capable of 64-bit instruction set handling, and I installed ...
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Debian 3.2: Could not connect to Wireless network

Debian version: Debian 3.2.60-1+deb7u1 i686 GNU/Linux I run Debian 7 Wheezy on Leveno G500 laptop computer. I was trying to connect to wireless network shared from Windows 7 Desktop computer. I can ...
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Maximum clients with USB hotspot

I already asked this in "Unix & Linux" StackExchange forum, and they suggested me to ask the question here instead. So, here i am! I made a small access point using Hostapd, Dnsmasq and Debian ...
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Could not connected to shared internet from Windows 7

I run Debian 7 on my laptop. I was trying to connect to the internet shared from Windows 7 Desktop machine. I can see the Wi-fi connection on the available internet connection list. But it is grayed ...
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Raspberry Pi Camera reboots when I tap on touchscreen

I am trying myself at the Raspberry Pi Camera project as presented by Hi, Phil Burgess. For whatever reason, my pi is rebooting every time I click on the touchscreen to take a picture. When I tap on ...
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What does the number mean in this apt-get error

I don't understand if the dependency requirement says that version less than 2.33 is good and the package to be installed is 2.32 which is less than 2.33, everything looks fine, why still reporting ...
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Why apt-get stops without showing any error?

I am trying this command sudo apt-get install fenics/testing Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done It is supposed to install fenics with ...
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How to kill a continuous process started from rc.local?

I'm working on a Raspberry Pi with Raspbian (Debian-based) OS. For testing I added such a command in /etc/rc.local: python /home/pi/test.py It works fine starting this script. But the problem is ...
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What is the difference between rcl and beta5

I was reading a apt package managing tutorial and came across the acronym RCL. What does it stand for? The tutorial says if you download the source from debian unstable and compile and install on ...
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Booting to liveCD with MacBook Pro 2,2

I am trying to install any modern Linux version on an old MBP 2,2 from about 2006. Previously I had Crunchbang Statler (basically Debian 6 w/Openbox). I am having no luck getting either a liveCD or ...
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arandr doesn't detect my second monitor on the intel graphic

I am trying to a dual screen on linux debian. I have one screen on the graphic card (HDMI) and the other one is linked to the chipset (VGA). The dual screen works fine on windows, on linux i tried ...
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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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Where are Iceweasel's configurations (headers) stored?

I would like to write a small script to modify some of the things Iceweasel sends in it's headers. I'm aware there are plugins for this but I would need some custom stuff. At the very least I would ...
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start on emit is not working on upstart

I am working to restart service if stopped. I was looking for upstart, to restart service. I found some answers. I took apache2 service for testing. I changed code as below. # File : ...
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Unable to find linux-headers-2.6.32-amd64 for installing VirtualBox

I tried to install virtualBox on my Debian Server, but each time I try to start a virtual machine it tells me to do /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup. Whenever I try to use this command it tells me this: ...
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monitor service and restart if stop using icinga

I am using icinga to monitor services in my system. It will give stats and reports regarding services. I want to know that, is there any way to ask icinga to restart service if it stops. For example, ...
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Oculus Rift in Linux

Sorry if this isn't the right place for this question. I do realize this is a somewhat experimental piece of hardware. Still, it would be nice to see how much progress can be made here. I'm running ...
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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 hotspot using multiple usb wifi adapters

I am trying to make a local wifi network with as much speed as possible,I am running Debian in Cubieboard2 so I have a sata port also my memory card is class 10(48 mbps read speed). So to make it fast ...
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How to a add a Unicode Range in FontForge?

I would like to add '🖁' to an existing font. It is in Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs (Range: 1F300–1F5FF). But while the Range is listed in: I can't find it in:
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Changes to /etc/network/interfaces ignored and restored at re-boot

I wanted to set up a virtual machine according to this tutorial: http://www.howtoforge.com/virtualization-with-kvm-on-a-debian-lenny-server I reached to the point where I have to modify the ...
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How I can dynamically subset a ttf font?

Let's say I have a long text: Latebrae agente praefuit imperator nec praefuit ducens insidiarum sunt insidiarum emensis fatorum ubi milites rebus Noricorum viam sorte rebus suis emensis tristissima ...
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rsnapshot or similar tool for no added size differential backup

I've currently got a backup that backs up all my files to an external hard drive, but currently I am traveling and I want to backup file changes, but without having to duplicate all the files, or ...
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Prepare Debian/Raspian for Power Loss

My school is in the process of buying two Raspberry Pis for use in the commons to display the news. I'll be creating a startup script to automatically a USB flash drive with a video on it, and to have ...
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Debian: rc2.d scripts don't work on boot correctly

I am trying to make the application "arpwatch" start automatically in run level 2 on boot. I have used update-rc.d arpwatch start, and it doesn't work. Other applications like Apache2 and mysql get ...
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How to get mach-O executables architecture information on Debian?

The problem I'm attempting to install darwin on a physical machine and boot it from grub2. However grub2 only support XNU kernels as non universal binaries (I don't want to compile /mach_kernel, so ...
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Debian Wheezy 7.7.0 x86 - won't compile anything

Yesterday I installed Debian Wheezy 7.7.00-netinst and everything was fine until the moment I decided to compile libtorrent-0.13.4. I do: ./configure the checkings start for about 2 seconds and the ...
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Way to easily identify all default fonts in applications?

Debian Kwheezy (a Debian Wheezy spin with KDE), came bundled with every imaginable font and hundreds of fonts that are there to support various foreign languages in their extended character sets. A ...
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Debian, shell and jdk 8

I'm trying to download jdk on debian 7 using wget command wget --header "Cookie: oraclelicense=accept-securebackup-cookie" ...
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How do I set a static permanent IP on a raspberry pi [duplicate]

I have an NOOBs-Raspbian Raspberry Pi. How can I set an permanent static web IP to it?
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How to build an sd card image, without an sd card?

We have a scripted process that builds up an embedded install of Debian Jesse on an sd card. The relevant parts of the script look like this: export DISK=/dev/sdb umount ${DISK}1 # make sure no ...
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How to keep ppp up and running

I'm using a USB Cell Modem on a Arm SBC running Debian Jesse. I have a wvdial.conf file and a ppp0 file in my /etc/network/interfaces.d directory: auto ppp0 iface ppp0 inet wvdial It mostly Just ...
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Debian Linux: /usr/bin/nologin missing

I have set up a Debian Linux server, now I want to disable the shell so the user can't login and just connect via SFTP. But my /usr/sbin/nologin is missing for some reason. In which package is it ...
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How to purge “(deleted) files” in /tmp - Debian

On Debian 6, I have these big files which are linked to python /tmp/tmpLwS5ny.tbuf (deleted) /tmp/tmpMjH6hy.tbuf (deleted) /tmp/tmpGtY5dz.tbuf (deleted) I don't want to reboot the server, but ...
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How can I fix a Debian VM booting to a black screen?

I have a VDI file with Debian installed on it. When I start the VM, GRUB is run and after choosing the system's version (restore or normal boot) a black screen appears. How can I diagnose what the ...
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Why has my Debian testing VM suddenly stopped loading X Windows System?

I recently installed Debian testing (jessie as of writing) into a VirtualBox VM. After installing, I loaded make, gcc, and dkms so I could install the Guest Additions. After installing Guest Additions ...
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Restore a file overwritten with ln -nfs?

I accidentially "deleted" a file by doing this: ln -nfs /path/to/file In my understanding the data itsself should still be there. I also stopped working on the machine as I did this shit... Is it ...
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Apache2 crashes on my RPI with no visible errors

I'm running Raspbian, a Raspberry Pi wheezy port optimised for it. I'm currently runinng WordPress on it, though it was doing it before(I think). When it crashes the rPi displays no onscreen errors on ...
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squid listen on out interface

I have a Debian box with squid3 installed on it. My box has 2 interfaces, one connected to the internet (eth0) and one connected to the LAN (eth1) Here is my /etc/network/interfaces auto lo iface lo ...
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Documents are marked as Executable

I decided to add a GUI to my Debian installation, and was kinda impressed. One issue I'm having though after adding KDE and XFCE is that double-clicking on .RTF files brings up the dialog, asking if I ...
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Package manager error, cant install new packages

When trying to install any package i get the following error, I am using linux mint sudo apt-get install gtk-recordmydesktop Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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How to upgrade Debian 6.0.7 to 7 without internet connection

I don't really know how to handle with linux as this Debian is my first ever installed. I've installed it on my laptop but unfortunately I have Realtek 8192SE wifi card which is not supported by ...
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How to run command without “sudo”?

Nagios on my server isn't working properly. It can't execute command lftp without "sudo". Is there a way how to allow nagios run commands without using "sudo"? My /etc/group: ...