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run xrandr commands at startup in Debian Jessie with Gnome 3.14.4

I try to run this script after boot so I can use the monitor right away. It works if I run it manually after Gnome started. But putting the commands in ~/.xinitrc as stated on many pages it does not ...
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Unable to assemble mdadm array due to lack of errors

My virtual machine host system is running Debian 8.4. I had to restart the system yesterday and did not yet manage to get my mdadm array up and running again. I can boot up normally, but no array (or ...
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Linux X260 special keys

I am attempting to make use of my f4, f7-f12 special keys, but am unable to find event/key codes for them. I do have thinkpad_acpi, and am able to use f1-f3, f5-f6. Do people have suggestions no how I ...
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HTTP pages loading too slow with Debian 7.8 + Squid3 +Dansguardian 2.10.1.1 content filtering

I have a server running debian 7.8 + squid3 and Dansguardian 2.10.1.1 serving INTERNET for 800 users here at the university.We have a 100Mb link. Server has 16GB memory,2 TB HD, intel CoreI5. Squid3 ...
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sock5 proxy help? Debian linux ice weasel / tor

Please help i cannot figure out how to fully setup sock 5 with ice weasel every time i put in the sock from socks list.net i get no internet connection. I am using the free sock 5 hope this helps. ...
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Error in Opencv instalation (error in file: opencv/modules/videoio/src/cap_libv4l.cpp)

I tried to install OpenCV several times but always returns the same error. I'm running Linux - Debian in Beaglebone Black. The configuration is: root@beaglebone:~# uname -a Linux beaglebone ...
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Debian linux no internet after mac address change

i have tried changing my mac address both manually and with mac changer. When I change it the symbol in the upper right says im connected however the browser never connects. Additionally I have tried ...
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Debian - How to get notified when packages for “dist-upgrade” are available?

I automated apt-get update && apt-get upgrade by using the package unattended-upgrades together with anacron. It makes sense that unattended-upgrades does not execute apt-get dist-upgrade, ...
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Troubleshooting Virtualbox shared folders as it relates to Linux headers/kernel

Trouableshoot Host: Windows 7 Guest: Debian Linux Tried: Installing Guest Additions, installing headers, re-installing headers, installing DKMS, creating vboxsf group/users Problem: Guest ...
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Steam doesn't start in Debian. It lacks 32-bit libGL.so.1

I use Debian sid, with the proprietary NVIDIA driver, version 325.15. Whenever I start Steam, it says I don't have 32-bit libraries. I've seen lots of "fixes" to this problem, but every one of them ...
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Drag and drop makes selected item shift to the left?

I have quite a strange problem. When I select an icon and want to drag and drop it, it's being shifted to left for exactly the width of left monitor. I believe there is some problem with my ...
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Nvidia Drivers on Debian / Lenny (Stable) -> Installation successful -> Monitors gets black

I have successfully installed the proprietary drivers for my nvidia (geforce 7300 gt) graphics card on debian/lenny. I know its not the best way to chose for driver installation ( see this link: ...
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Unknown linux process with random command

I have a unknown process when I run top: When I kill the process it is coming again with another random name. when I check the rc.d levels and init.d there are many random name similar like this ...
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Black screen when trying to install Ubuntu or Debian on new laptop

I'm trying to install Ubuntu or Debian from a live usb, but I can't get past the grub screen. I have two physical USB drives and I used unetbootin to create the live usbs. I've tried the live USBs ...
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Making a live & installable media from a Debian Jessie variant?

I enjoy trying different distros as I hear of them, and lately have installed several based upon Debian 'Jessie' (x64) - Q4OS and PrathamOS. I have also grabbed a couple of others that I will check ...
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Can't connect to FTP using IP with KNetAttach

I work on Debian/KDE and i use the remote folders to upload my files through FTP. This has worked flawlessly for a long time until now. I am migrating some websites to a new VPS and until i switch ...
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Can't launch Kodi - No display found + few simple questions

I installed kodi on my bananian, a variation of debian, on banana pro via apt-get. I can't launch it tough. As the title states, in the error log file it says: ERROR: GLX Error: No Display found. ...
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Why does update-alternative set “manual” mode?

I have an older system where everything works fine, and a newer system where it doesn't. To be specific: X does not start up. I've traced down the error to the fact that update-alternatives for some ...
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Can 'apt search' display results as one-liners like 'apt-cache search' does?

I just recently discovered the shorthand versions of apt commands: apt install instead of apt-get install, apt update / apt-get update, apt search / apt-cache search. Is there a config setting to make ...
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Why the logrorate's bin path is `/usr/sbin`

Why the logrorate's bin path is /usr/sbin on debian (at least "wheezy”) knowing that we can actually use it without the root privilege ?
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GT 720M (Optimus) display driver setup - Crunchbang Waldorf/Debian Wheezy

After installing Crunchbang 11 (based on Debian Wheezy) and booting up for the first time, I am forced into a shell as Xorg fails to start with Fatal server error: no screens found. My laptop has an ...
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What happened to “Ignore keyboard volume buttons.” preference in VLC?

On my Debian system, VLC 2.2.1 is responding to my laptop's volume keys, and also forwarding them to the system, so when VLC is open the keys adjust both volumes simultaneously. Basically, I'm seeing ...
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Debian webserver crashes whole house connection

I have a small debian server installed in my house. It is connected via ethernet as any other pc in the house. When it is turned on, after a while (can be 10 minutes as 12 hours) the connection ...
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Unknown command “script” (type /help for help) in WeeChat

I've been trying to load some python scripts into WeeChat but every time I use the command /script load script.py it returns the line 'unknown command “script” (type /help for help)'. Anyone know how ...
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Force remove package with dpkg despite errors

I think this is Ubuntu Vivid specific as none of the existing solutions helps: Can I get dpkg to ignore an error returned from a post-installation script? Unable to remove package on Debian 7 All ...
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How to debug freezing Xorg?

At the very beginning, I am aware that I can provide very little info on my problem (and actually I'm ashamed about it). Thus, although I'd like to fix it, I'm asking first on how to get to the root ...
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Can software keep my laptop from charging?

I have a Lenovo S540 with debian testing (stretch) set up. A couple of days ago I noticed that the battery is not charging even when it's plugged in. Of course this could be a broken power cord of ...
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Dual screen setup in Xorg

I have two Nvidia cards (an onboard and an added one), and a monitor connected to each one. Monitors are "on", at least the LEDs indicates that they are. But only the one connected to the onboard card ...
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Lost ability to boot Linux on my Mac (dual boot)

I installed and repeatedly used Debian Linux on my macBook Pro. Initially, I held control+command to boot linux. Recently, I would simply power up the computer, no key-holding (not sure what changed, ...
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How do I disable automount in Debian 8?

I've managed to override any automounting in Debian 7 by opening GParted before connecting any USB drive or hotplugging Sata drives. But now in Debian 8, this doesn't work anymore since Gparted went ...
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How to show same panel on every monitor in KDE 5?

I'm using KDE 5.4.3 shipped with Debian GNU/Linux stretch/sid. I want to show a same panel on every monitor, but I didn't find the option. I have been using Ubuntu Unity desktop environment for a ...
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Suspend system before login

I'm using debian stretch and KDE. In the settings I have specified that pressing the power button suspends the system. That works great, when I'm logged in. However it does not suspend the system on ...
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Search sub folders for symbolic links to a directory?

In /var/www and its subfolders I have symlinks to /var/src, spread around in various locations. How can I list all those links?
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How to skip shutdown of public linux (debain based) system?

I am running a program on a public computer and I want to avoid that other people may shut down it. I do have the root password. How to skip the shutdown using some commands? I have zero idea of ...
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Disable ACL globally or for a directory only

I have a VM with Debian on it. ACL is enabled. I wanted to ask how I can properly disable it (I know that this might lead to a bunch of permission problems) globally or just for a directory. I'm ...
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NVIDIA driver not launching X up

I have Debian Wheezy 7.6.0 installed, it's a fresh installation. I was trying to install NVIDIA drivers for my graphics card GeForce GT 540M. I successfully installed version 304.117, that has my ...
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MySQL package does not want to install

I am trying to install the packages mysql-server and mysql-client on Debian Jessie but I get the following output Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Give permission to folder on Linux to group

I know this has been asked a few times on here but I am still a little confused exactly how to achieve this. I have two users, root/sudo and www-data. I want both of these users to be added to a ...
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how to install bitcoin-qt wallet on debian 7

WARNING: Complete noob to linux (somewhat noob - if something can be installed w/ a package manager, I'm ok, else completely lost). I loaded debian 7 on a VBox VM (took 2 days to get everything to run ...
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ffmpeg doesn't start recording when using segments

I've got ffmpeg under Debian Wheezy and I'm trying to record a few cameras around the office in one hour blocks over 24 hours. When I type the following command it records without a problem; ffmpeg ...
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allow access to ssh and proftp from LAN and one external IP

I would like to allow access to my linux (debian) via ssh and proftp from whole LAN (192.168.1.x) and one external IP (external ip is always associated with my sub.dom.tld). I found this post ...
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Ruby won't read from TCP socket when run in background

I was writing a Slack bot in Ruby under Windows and everything worked just fine until I decided to run it on a Linux server. When I access my shell and run the script it works correctly in the ...
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How to change Perl location for /usr/bin/env

I'm working on an older Debian 6 machine. It had an old version of Perl and it was causing some self tests to fail with "Test::More version 0.96 required". I downloaded the latest Perl 5.22.1, built ...
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Debian Stretch english Dvorak lost special keys

I have used debian Jessie with the Dvorak keymap for some time now and when I upgraded to Stretch, the Dvorak mapping doesn't output any keys pressed with modifier right alt. Such as çãé and others. ...
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How to direct output of cron job to a specific email address?

So, I almost have this working but I need a little help. I have a perl script that generates log messages. The script is triggered by cron every hour. The emails are getting generated and are sent via ...
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Initialize MySQL database as non-root and run SQL server for testing

I want to do some MySQL-specific testing and need to run a fresh MySQL database as non-root user. I am using Debian Linux and expect one could start the mysql_install_db and other commands as normal ...
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Debian + Bumblebee doesn't run CUDA

I have laptop with descrete NVIDIA card and Debian Wheezy. I need use NVIDIA Optimus and CUDA. When I install Bumbleebee NVIDIA Optimus work correctly, but I can't run CUDA programs. This falls on ...
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Problems with NVIDIA & X11 & Debian

My NVIDIA GT440 doesn't work with current Debian Squeeze - it shows only 1024x768 as max. I did almost everything like xrandr xorg.conf (delete, creating etc.) download the NVIDIA driver from NV ...
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unable to load X after installing NVIDIA in debian

I just installed my NVIDIA graphics card driver using this manual, but after installation my X does not load. I login using terminal and remove the xorg.config and access the safe mode. Is there any ...
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nVidia performance with newer X and newer driver abysmal with Compiz

I recently upgraded Debian to Xorg 2.9.4 and installed nvidia-glx from experimental, version 260.19.21. This was somewhat of an uphill battle as the dependencies for the experimental nvidia-glx ...