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'dpkg-reconfigure ntp' and no configuration taking place

I've got a clock skew on an older Core2 duo laptop used for testing. Its causing make to complain about sources files being dated in the future after an scp. According to the Debian NTP wiki under ...
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Logging into new FTP server, but no directories show up

I've tried this with both ProFTPD and SFTP. I'm trying to chroot a user to /var/www/user however when I log in to the FTP server with their account, I get "/var/www/user: No such file or directory". ...
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Hyper-V 2012 R2 different disk speed on CentOS and Debian

I found unexplained difference between running CetOS 7.1 and Debian 8.3 on Hyper-V 2012 R2. I create similar VM on similar hardware. Both virtual machines installed on 600 GB SAS 15K in RAID0 via ...
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Display basic image color on the framebuffer

I am trying to debug an issue during the installation of Debian on PowerPC. It seems the Open Firmware Frame Buffer (offb.c built-in driver) is not setup correctly, and has red channel inverted with ...
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Debian Testing, iwlwifi-7260 issue

I'm trying to install Debian Testing but I'm actually stuck in the wifi configuration. It asks for: iwlwifi-7260-13.ucode iwlwifi-7260-14.ucode iwlwifi-7260-15.ucode iwlwifi-7260-16.ucode iwlwifi-...
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R (debian): Is there a way to combine install.packages() with auto-apt or similar so that missing dependencies will be installed automatically?

I have R installed on a debian system. Often there is difficulty finding all the dependencies of a certain CRAN package. Is there a way to combine install.packages() with auto-apt or similar so that ...
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Force modem to return IPv4 address

I recently got a new cable modem and when I reset the IP it gave me an IPv6 IP address. This is a problem because it is a hassle to type in this long string of hexadecimal numbers and also PuTTY does ...
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Logout from terminal in Debian 8.2

I'm trying to log out from terminal. On Debian 8.3 I can use gnome-session-quit to achieve this, but on 8.2 there is no gnome-session-quit. I know that I can do pkill -u username to achieve this but I ...
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windows partition wiped out with debian install CD and LVM

Going by my prehistoric knowledge on how to set up a dual boot with Windows and Linux, I set out to install debian over my Windows 10 installation. My single hard disk was originally partitioned into ...
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Raspberry Pi model B scaling for 3.2" touchscreen

I have bought a 3.2" touchscreen for the Raspberry Pi model B that I have and it comes with a dvd containing a system image of Raspbian compatible with running the screen. Now my problem is that the ...
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Allow “systemctl halt” for all users? (systemd + debian)

Is it possible to allow "systemctl halt" for all users? Currently only the commands: systemctl poweroff & systemctl reboot work on my system (Debian Jessie) When I call systemctl halt as a ...
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Debian with proxy and authentification and.. Google Chrome

I'm using both Debian 7 and Debian 8. I would like to configure a proxy. I've set http_proxy' andhttps_proxythat I need. I can do awgetrequest. I've also set it throughgsettings`: gsettings set org....
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Getting Clock/Time information from PC to an STM32F4

Assume I connect a microcontroller board (like an STM32F4) to a PC via USB. Is there anything in the USB communication protocol that contains host clock data? In other words, can I sync the ...
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PDF reader with zoom [closed]

I'm working with largish PDFs (e.g. 17523x2383 dots @ 72dpi), where i need to zoom out (to see the overall picture and to navigate) and to zoom in (to read labels on the nodes). The PDFs are simple ...
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Strange ssh connection issue

Let me start by describing the situation. (Below RP = Raspberry Pi) In country A there is a RP 2 running raspbian jessie offering ssh. In country B I have my lan with a laptop, a RP B running wheezy,...
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How do I start virsh with NVIDIA Optimus?

As my notebook has Optimus, I cannot use GPU forwarding. Instead, I use Virgl3d with KVM and virsh. This works absolutely fine and allows me to use at least a few 3D related applications. It however ...
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How do I remove GRUB from Macbook after Debian install?

I made a partition on my secondary hard drive and installed Debian to it. As outlined in the docs, this makes GRUB the default boot loader. Since I don't really use the Debian install, I'd like to get ...
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How to set up wireshark to run without root on Debian?

I'm trying to use wireshark on a Debian machine, but when I run it with my non-root user account, it doesn't detect any network interface. I also tried running wireshark as root, but wireshark tells ...
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Infinite login loop in Debian Virtualbox

I am trying to write a small character device kernel module and somehow, I managed to fill up my virtual hard drive by reading from it (??). Now as soon as I type in my password at the gui prompt, the ...
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Samba eats RAM?

I don't really know what's going on here at the moment: PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND 1272 root 20 0 3829868 3.312g 1860 D 0.7 93.0 512:39.94 ...
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How to disable sound modules in debian squeeze (solved)

The scenario, I have a debian squeeze xen virtual machine, only doing server tasks. On boot it autoloads sound modules despite blacklisting. I know about modprobe -r, however ideally I'd prefer to ...
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Repair Grub from inside the system (not using CD)

I was playing with Debian Jessie, installed it on a USB drive and (almost) everything was ok. In the end I noticed the original Grub (in the laptop's SSD) was over written. I'm able to login into ...
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see the systemd boot logs?

With recent versions of debian using systemd, it is no longer possible to view the stdout boot messages with boodlogd The instructions at systemd debugging don't say how to do this either. So how ...
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# du -h --max-depth=1 / -> Permission denied (but I'm root)

Why in the output of # du -h --max-depth=1 / there are complains about permissions, shouldn't root see everything? root@machine:/# du -h --max-depth=1 / 529M /opt 112M /boot 20K /mnt 8,0K /...
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Debian machine not sending mails (PHP)

I have a local vagrant debian machine hosting a Symfony php application which should sends mails with Swiftmailer. When I move this app to a pre-production or production server mails are sent, so the ...
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SSH Write failed: Broken pipe on Ubuntu 15.04

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04 (let's call this CLIENT) to SSH into another linux machine (let's call this SERVER). And, sooner or latter, I get Write failed: Broken pipe I tried SSH to the SERVER from ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad T450s: “Error: The non-volatile system UEFI variable storage is nearly full.”

A customer of mine is using a Lenovo Thinkpad T450s since something like a year. The machine is running Debian jessie, with a kernel out of jessie-backports, right now 4.5+73~bpo8+1. The latest UEFI ...
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Can not change permissions while root

I use Kali Linux and discovered the following "problem": root@kali:/proc/self# ls -l cmdline -r--r--r-- l root root 0 May 27 13:43 cmdline root@kali:/proc/self# chmod 744 cmdline chmod: changing ...
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update samba using apt-get and automatically keep local smb.conf

I have a bunch of systems running debian 8.4.0 which can be user updated through a web interface. The system then fetches an update from our server and runs an update script. Logging in remotely is ...
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Which is the user‑space command for resuming from hibernation?

During a long time, I used echo disk > /sys/power/state In order to hibernate to/dev/sda10and I was using the initrd of my Debian distribution to resume. But recently, I switched to a raid ...
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Cannot install SSH server on Debian Jessie

I made a fresh install of Debian today and now I am trying to install the SSH server so i can connect to the machine remotely. When I do apt-get install ssh it shows me that packages cannot be ...
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Why swap isn't in use ennough on my system

I have Debian GNU/Linux 8.4 (jessie). I have this output of free: olga@olgacomp:~$ free -h total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 2.0G 1.9G ...
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How do I download a Debian ARM package from another computer

I am trying to use apt-get to install some packages on an offline system. I have a small ARM embedded system running Debian. It is not connected to the internet. I would like to download some Debian ...
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Simple centralized logging for small Debian-based cluster

I have small cluster with 8 servers. Every one has Debian 8.4 installed. I'm only one administrator. What would be the simplest solution for centralized logging with following requirements: Easy to ...
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enable scroll momentum in debian jessie

I am using debian jessie and when I lift my fingers scrolling stops, so scrolling to the bottom of a webpage is very tedious. On another partition on my laptop I upgraded to jessie (here I did a fresh ...
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tomtom multisport gps watch [https://github.com/ryanbinns/ttwatch]

I have installed the library from here: https://github.com/ryanbinns/ttwatch Following the "Setup for unprivileged access", its installed and running from the command line without error, I have ...
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neovim not schemecolor on tmux multiplexor

I dont know why I dont have schemecolor when I use tmux on my neovim, here something of data of my console: gnome-terminal tmux 1.9 neovim this look so: I try a lot of this possible solutions but ...
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How to configure Grub for Android-x86

I have: Debian GNU/Linux 8.4 (jessie) installed on old Gygabyte laptop. Architecture: x86_64 CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit Byte Order: Little Endian CPU(s): ...
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Pulseaudio remixing handles subwoofer / center volume differently

I'm using pulseaudio on my debian system. My PC is connected to a 5.1 system. I enabled remixing, lfe remixing, channels, etc. in the pulseaudio configuration (speaker-test works perfectly). When I ...
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Server lock-up, fsck after reboot

After locking up for whatever unknown reason, my dedicated server shows the following after rebooting: It has been stuck on this for about 2.5 hours now. It shows no progress indicator of any sort ...
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Tap-to-click and vertical edge scrolling

I've a laptop (Lenovo B50-30) with a (Synaptics) touchpad. I've installed Debian on it. I want to enable the following things after LightDM is started: Tap-to-click Vertical scrolling at the right ...
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How to allow multiple users to access to the same crontab in Debian Linux v8.4?

I am trying to create a crontab for a group of users, lets call the group "testGroup". There are 3 users, and I want to give all of them access to the same crontab. I did some research and tried to ...
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CPU cores remain offline after hotplug

When my UPS triggers an "on-battery" event, I want all cores to switch off to conserve power. The PC has 8 cores on two chips, UPS batteries need replacement every 3 months because of high current ...
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Where are the PHP error logs stored on a Debian 8 “Jessie” server?

I know this question has been asked many times before, and I've looked at all the answers but they don't seem to work for me. I am trying to check if the error log is turned on for PHP, so I went to ...
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What is the difference between adding a user to “sudoers” vs “root” group?

I have done some research and in order to allow the user to use the sudo command, you must add them to the "sudoers" group. This gives them root privileges as long as they enter in root's password. ...
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Debian: php and php5

I'm running a small private Debian Jessie server, acting as a private cloud / hosting platform. Often times, I've faced 'difficulties' installing services with recent PHP requirements because, while ...
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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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Vim solarized seems to mixup color

My vim: This is how my looks, look at the change in color from line 38 onwards. Any solution for this?
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Openbox desktop no response to mouse clicks

Installed Debian 8.4 on Fujitsu LH531. Everything works great in Gnome, Cinnamon. When I installed Openbox, its desktop has no response to mouse/touchpad clicks. But it works in applications (i.e. ...
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Services manager for Debian to change whether a service starts onboot or not (mysql,apache,networking,network-manager,gdm,xdm,etc)

This question is about finding a GUI or ncurses or whatever services manager for a Debian desktop. Something like this: Mac example Windows example The ideas what it should do The thing should ...