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KDE accessibility applet respawned in my LXDE panel - how to get rid of it?

For some strange reason, whenever I log in to my LXDE desktop, I see the KDE accessibility applet on the panel/taskbar. I can't figure out what's triggering it being run and how I can stop it from ...
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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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Debian x64 and Nvidia optimus drivers

I have an ASUS laptop. It has a Core i5 CPU with integrated graphics and a discrete NVIDIA 310M GPU. I have Windows 7 installed and I'm sure that everything is working. Today I installed Debian 7.1. ...
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ext4 SD card formatted on Linux, and will not show on OSX

I formatted an SD Card as ext4 on my Debian machine. Before I formatted I deleted all partions, created a single partion, and write the changes. I was able to mount the SD card on my Debian box and ...
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Configuring French Macbook Pro (7.1) keyboard with Debian 6

I have a Macbook Pro 7.1 with a French keyboard. I'm trying to install a Debian 6 guest OS using VirtualBox on it and I can't configure the keyboard as it is in OS X. I tried dpkg-reconfigure ...
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Unable to login as root or as user because zsh is missing

I installed zsh on my raspberry pi and for various reasons including the fact that the shell completely slowed down, I decided to remove it. I uninstall the package, changed the shell back to ...
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My Lenovo IBM Thinkpad X60 abruptly stopped exporting a VMA signal. Did I mention the screen is broken?

My trusty everyday computer is an IBM Lenovo X60 Thinkpad, running Debian. The thing is pretty indestructible, but a few weeks ago I managed to break the screen by compressing it between the collapsed ...
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As an unprivileged user, how can I configure sshd to allow only specified commands to be executed when it's autheticated with a password?

I usually log in to a SSH server (where I'm an unprivileged user) by using my public keys. I also use authentication by a password when I use the server as a git-annex repository. What I want to do ...
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Debian PC stuck at about 240Mbps on Gigabit Ethernet network

I have recently subscribed to FTTH and in order to take advantage of all the available bandwidth, I have upgraded my home network to Gigabit, which basically meant replacing my router since all the ...
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Error while installing apache

When trying to install libapache2-mod-rpaf I get this error: dpkg: error processing package libapache2-mod-rpaf (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit ...
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How to understand CPU 100% overnight on Debian

I've a server with serval VM. Two of those (are the same replica) tonight had a spike in the usage of the CPU. They went both to 100% for 6 hours or so (we have Grpahite and we check the chart every ...
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What could be causing problems with network install of Debian?

I'm trying to perform a Network install of Debian on a spare PC I have. I'm using Windows XP Pro as my "server" machine and the "client" has a clean Hard Drive with several network cards in that can ...
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Debian - Autoinstall Debian distribution via PXE

Do u know any method to autoinstall Debian via PXE? ive tryed something similar using SLPOS (Suse Linux Enterprice Point of Service). i want to load a Clean Debian Distribution from a PXE coz i want ...
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Making sure linux uses all my hardware correctly

I have a new decent computer coming my way in a week or so, and I have a few worries. I never had to care about installing Linux before as all my hardware was pretty low standard, but now I'll be ...
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Installing a Debian partition on a drive with Windows

This is what my current setup looks like; -I will be deleting /dev/sda3 onwards and reinstating them with correct sizes. Also the first 100MB partition is actually bootable right now, not sda3. ...
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“Oh no something has gone wrong ” - Kali Linux

I have installed Kali Linux dual-boot with windows 8.1 and it worked fine until one day, I have opened Kali and there is a message saying "Oh no something has gone wrong and the system cannot recover, ...
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How to move unlocated space out of the extended partition

I got his partition scheme: I want to give the unlocated space to /dev/sda1 (my system partition) from /dev/sda2 my extended partition. To reach that, I think i must move out the unlocated space ...
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How to install Virtual Box Guest Additions on Debian?

I have a Debian 8.1 (headless) virtual machine (guest). How do I install the Virtual Box Guest Additions? The question How can I install virtual box guest addition is answered for Ubuntu by sudo ...
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In Debian XFCE 4.10, how do I change the default Terminal shell from dash to bash?

I have a Debian-based Linux system (Kali Linux) running on AWS with the XFCE desktop environment. When I click on the "Terminal" icon in the application selector at the bottom of the screen, the ...
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rsync/scp without root password and without allowing root ssh login

This is the scenario. We have a multitude of servers, currently we simply ssh in as root using our keyfile and then when we need to rsync we use the root user. All very easy. What we would like to ...
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Why can't I sign into the Google Services using the Epiphany browser?

When I go to accounts.google.com in Gnome's Epiphany, I get an error message that reads: Oops! Something went wrong while displaying this page. Please reload or visit a different page to ...
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iptables: How to allow SSH through debian router?

This is the network map: [External computer]---[Router]---[SSH server] EXTERNAL NET <=|=> INTERNAL NET Router is doing SNAT and port translation: #~ iptables -t nat -A ...
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Remotely monitoring the status of DD

I have a long dd process running on a Debian system from the local console. I know that I can send USER1 or CTRL+T on the local console, but my only means for the time being is to monitor it via ...
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What is the difference between the Iceweasel versions?

I am a Xubuntu LTS user, considering using Debian Stable 64 bit in my next install. When I switch to Debian, I want to go with Iceweasel, as it is packaged with the Debian package manager. I plan ...
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How to install debian on to a 16gb usb drive

Debian is like 3 x 4gb iso images but only have 1 16gb usb stick how i do this please anyone would be great. Thank You in advance
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How to install Debian from a USB drive?

I've got a shining new x64 laptop running Windows 7 and I want to dual boot Debian stable. I've installed Ubuntu on loads of laptops in the past using a USB drive, but I can't find decent ...
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Increase size in dev/sda

Alright People be nice. First question here. I tried to search on blogs but could get anywhere. I am using debian which is on vmware so case may be little different. Situation : This is machine ...
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Debian df - What are my partitions

I have a debian server hosted by Kimsufi. It has 2TB of HDD storage. When I run df -h on my server I get this output: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/root 20G 1.3G 17G ...
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Install libapache2-mod-fastcgi to Debian 8 Jessie

For supporting FastCGI feature into Apache web-server need to install libapache2-mod-fastcgi system package. The package is unavailable in default sources. How to install this package into Debian 8 ...
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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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Fujitsu A514 notebook SSD runs on SATA II speeds even though SSD and motherboard supports SATA III

The problem is as in the title, I am getting lower speeds. My laptop: Fujitsu Lifebook A514 My SSD: Kingston UV300 120GB There is not much in the BIOS, just an option to turn SATA on or off. Here ...
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can't update-initramfs generating /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-4-amd64 error

Hi today I did a upgrade in my debian after of this. have a problem really I look a solution for this problem and I don't find anything.
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Virtualization Performance Windows 10 on Debian

I have a PC with an AMD Athlon II X4 635, 2,9 GHz and 8 GB RAM. Because of my soon to be new job as an trainee for network administration, I want to know, if I might be able to virtualize windows 10 ...
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file_get_contents() - connection times out

I have debian running on vbox. I wanted to install composer like by doing: $ cd /usr/src $ sudo apt-get install curl php5-cli $ curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | sudo php -- ...
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Kernel parameter to set framebuffer resolution

What is the parameter to set framebuffer resolution (1920x1080)? With a nouveau driver I didn't have problem with it - now I'm using nvidia (non-free)
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Change root shell without sudo

I accidentally changed my root shell to use a nonexistent shell, and now the root user crashes when I attempt to log in. Since I do not have sudo installed, I can't manually change the shell in ...
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Change debian kernel had no effect

I upgraded my virtual machine from Wheezy to Jessie using debian provided help. The last step was to install new kernel do I did. > apt-get install linux-image-amd64 Get:4 ...
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Apache and support for per-directory CA

I was using Debian Wheezy with Apache and I configured some paths in SSL to be protected by client certificate. <Location /admin-page> SSLCACertificateFile /etc/apache2/ssl/leos.pem ...
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Cannot move ./test to a subdirectory of itself, './test/test'

When trying to convert some files to lower case I noticed something which seems strange to me. When executing this in bash: find . -iname 'test' | while IFS='\n' read item; do mv $item $(echo $item ...
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Apache2 Debian OwnCloud 9 not found after OC Update 8.2 to 9

I've got following problem: After updating my OwnCloud from 8.2.2 to 9, it maybe crashed my Apache2 Config. So when I try to open myserver.com/owncloud it says: Not Found The requested URL ...
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How to remove gnome 3 and all its dependencies from a debian wheezy netinst

I downloaded a Debian wheezy netinstall iso file, and just made a very minimal installation with no Display manager or desktop environment. I was using the terminal for testing purpose. I later ...
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How to go through this duplicity stalled connection?

I am trying to set up backups via duplicity. Here is the use case: ~$ duplicity --encrypt-key CA17A4FA --progress --ssh-options="-l 8192" ~/Documents/ ssh://my.distant.host/save/docs/Documents Local ...
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How to find out which versions of a package can I install on APT

Using APT, you can install a specific version of a package using: apt-get install package=1.0 But you can't do apt-get install package=1.* So, how can I find out which versions are avaliable for ...
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Missing AESNI, RDRAND and RDSEED capabilities?

I've got a machine with a Core-i5 5200U. Its a 5th generation processor, so it has AESNI, RDRAND and RDSEED. Its the reason I bought the machine. The machine is running Ubuntu Server 14.04.03. Ubuntu ...
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In XFCE4 on Debian, how can I change the theme for GTK3 applications using a GUI tool?

The appearance settings of xfce seem only affect gtk2 applications. Is it possible to change gtk-3 theme on xfce, by using a GUI tool (basic preview)?
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Remote host not reachable from LAN, but accessible from WAN

I am in a local area network that communicates to the web through a pfSense router/firewall. I have two remote debian servers, where I should be able to access ports 22 (SSH), 80 (HTTP), 8080 (HTTP), ...
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How to disable Nouvea before Linux boots

I am trying to install the proprietary Nvidia driver on my linux machine ( Nvidia GeForce GTX 750, Debian w/Linux 4.1.2.1 ). In order to use Nvidia's .run file, I need to disable nouveau. The .run ...
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Diagnosing high Xorg cpu usage, extreme slowdown

Frequently, I get the following problems after running my laptop for some time: Excessive cpu usage Increased laptop temperature, Noticeable fan speed increase Extremely slow graphics, extremely ...
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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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Linux system not connecting to wifi

I got my Edimax EW-7811Un wifi dongle working on my beagle bone black running the latest version of Debian (Linux beaglebone 4.1.15-ti-rt-r40) however after I plugged in a second USB dongle the ...