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Monitor not recognized on Lenovo OnelinkPro

I use Debian Jessie with kernel 4.04 on a Lenovo X1 3rd Gen. My Windows Manager is Gnome. It works well but my external monitor which is connected to the Onelink Pro's DVI port is not recognized at ...
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Need application to run without root access

i try to build my local services system inhouse, and to thant i need to learn how i can give access to a single user with out type a root access when i do it, or i need to know how i can call the ...
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Installing Windows Update 3033929

I am using grub as default boot loader for my dual boot laptop (DELL Vostro 3750). My system is currently undergoing a reboot loop (infinite) because of Windows Update 3033929. As described here: ...
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Postfix with SASL and Dovecot 2 configuration

I'm trying to configure my server to receive and send mails. Sending mails is no problem, but there seems to be an issue receiving mails. I have this configuration working on my old server, but now ...
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What to do when “Unable to locate package” in Debian

Specifically - I am trying to install gazebo5, which is in the SID list of Debian packages, but command apt-get install gazebo5 gives this error: unable to locate package. What should I do? I ...
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Remote control PC with xmpp

I currently control my server via SSH from my phone. There are times when the internet connection is sporadic or troublesome, or sometimes I have less urgent query and don't want to go the whole hog ...
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KDE 4.14.2 - American holidays in Digital Clock no matter what

I'm experiencing an issue where no matter what I setup in Digital Clock's configuration, clicking on the clock shows a calendar with American holidays. From what I understand this is identical to ...
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Replacing a running Linux root filesystem

I'm trying to come up with a bash-scriptable method of replacing the root filesystem on a running PC. The system uses a MBR partitioned disk with an ext4 rootfs and a swap partition, unfortunately it ...
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The stylesheet css/style.css was not loaded because its MIME type, “text/html”, is not “text/css”

I tried the solution proposed in this thread: Apache2 won't load css files on Debian 6 (Squeeze) I added .htaccess files in every directory, containing AddType text/css .css AddType ...
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Debian extremely slow resume after hibernate

I have a very irritating issue with my Debian 8: resume after hibernate takes from 5 to 10 minutes. During resume time system shows me picture on a display but not respond, cursor are not moving, ...
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How do I compile DKMS module for multiple kernel image versions in Debian?

I have versions 3.16 and 4.0 of linux-image package installed. During login I can select which kernel I want to boot in the "advanced options" menu item. However, when I install a DKMS module it is ...
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How can I install GNU Parallel alongside Moreutils on Ubuntu/Debian?

Can I make the package manager resolve the conflict, e.g. by renaming the binary (e.g., parallel -> gparallel) or installing to a different place (e.g., /usr/ -> /usr/local/ )?
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How to find out from which folder a process is running?

In *nix you can use ps to see which process are running. But if an executable has multiple homonimous files in a device, we can't figure where it was invoked from. This is slightly different from my ...
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Play 2 songs on the same computer (Jack and HDMI)

I'm thinking about the idea which could solve a lot of my problems. I've a barebone computer and I would like to use HDMI port to play the first music and and the jack for the second. I've seen ...
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What does it mean when a system boots into initramfs?

I copied kali Linux 32 bit onto a USB stick using Win32Diskimager and Universal USB Installer. On a Lenovo X200 it boots withoug problems. Both methods. (P8400, 8 GB RAM, HDD) Then I tried to boot ...
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Can I get dpkg to ignore an error returned from a post-installation script?

I am manually installing a .deb file (which I don't maintain) onto my Ubuntu system. The package has a post-installation script which erroneously fails, and therefore the package is considered ...
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4 browsers instances autoconfigured to 4 monitors on logon Debian

This might be wishful thinking... but stranger things have been found on the beach. I have a Debian system with KDE desktop and a NVidia GeForce GTX750 running 4 monitors. I want a new browser ...
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psmouse serio1: DualPoint TouchPad at isa0060/serio1/input0 lost synchronization, throwing 2 bytes

Recently I have had issue with my DELL Vostro 3750 laptop, the touchpad has eratic behavior. Looking at the dmesg output I can see: [175874.428170] psmouse serio1: DualPoint TouchPad at ...
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Failed to install xfce4 on Debian jessie

I followed instruction on the https://wiki.debian.org/Xfce‎ but got the error saying that: dpkg: warning: 'ldconfig' not found in PATH or not executable dpkg: warning: 'start-stop-daemon' not found ...
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ZFS (RAID-Z1) or “hardware” (RAID 5) on Linux system?

I have never put together a RAID array before, but i think i understand the concepts behind most raid types from my reading. Ordering three 3TB drives (WD red) to use in a xeon e3-1231 v3, 16GB ...
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Why would updating postgresql-client uninstall postgresql?

On a Debian 7 server, apt-get was offering me to upgrate the following 2 packages: postgresql-9.1 and postgresql-client-9.1. Since I didn't want to restart the database server, I decided only to ...
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Lock screen after auto login Debian/Ubuntu

My situation: Need auto login for my Wheezy. Sometimes I'm away from my PC when it rebootsso I need to lock the screen after auto login. When I type /usr/bin/gnome-screensaver-command -l it locks ...
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Starting and stopping X11 and LXDE from command line

I have a Raspberry Pi with Debian Wheezy (Raspbian) and so far I've managed to learn quite a lot about Linux just playing around, but I have a few questions for all you seasoned Linux pros out there. ...
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How to get back to the default look of Firefox (Iceweasel) UI on CrunchBang?

I've just installed CrunchBang and I'm exploring the default Firefox front end called Iceweasel. However, the UI of it seems to be tweaked to be Windows-friendly. Instead of the familiar "File Edit ...
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I am trying to install debian. which download to select?

I am trying to install debian on local computer with Windows 8 OS and intel core i7 processor. On the download page. I was asked to select my processor architecture with the following options listed ...
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Ctrl+Shift+C/V does not work Debian 8 Jessie

I’ve just installed Debian 8 Jessie with Cinnamon 2.2 and launched gnome-terminal. But I can’t copy/paste text using keyboard: pressing ctrl+shift+C/V only causes language switch. What can I do to fix ...
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How can I get wvdial to run from /etc/network/interfaces

I am using wvdial to connect to a mobile network (I have a usb modem) and it works fine. However, I wanted to automate the connection a bit (currently I am running wvdial every time I want to ...
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How do I run Debian via VirtualBox using the physical partitions (rawdisk)?

Disclaimer: My question is different to and not answered in any of these similar questions: VirtualBox: using physical partition as virtual drive Running Mac OS X Physical Partition Inside ...
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Cannot start chromium on vncserver without --no-sandbox option

I've got server with Debian 7.0 and I installed vnc4server with fluxbox and chromium (same happens on google chrome, though) on it. When I try to open chromium, I get this error: PID namespaces ...
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How do I replace OpenJDK 6 with OpenJDK 7 on Debian?

I have just installed the openjdk-7-jdk and openjdk-7-jre packages on my Debian box that already had OpenJDK 6 installed on it. However, when I look at my Java version, I see that it shows OpenJDK 6: ...
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Why is vlc systray icon in i3 status bar

Somehow VLC has put a little icon in my i3 status bar. I know that I can go into VLC preferences and uncheck the "Show systray icon" option to remove it, but my question is how is this happening in ...
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USB Boot only works part of the time

I have been having problems booting off of my external USB drive, or usb flash drives. Oddly enough, it works, some of the time, so this is not a case of invalid configuration or non-bootable disks. ...
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Update current stable Debian Wheezy system to Debian Jessie?

Debian Jessie just came out as stable. Is a apt-get dist-upgrade enough? Or do I need to do something more, or even use a script like Ubuntu uses?
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Finding USB device path in Linux

I am working with a software that needs the path for a device connected to my PC using USB such as /dev/ttyUSB0 or /dev/ttyUSB1 How can I find which one is associated with the device I have ...
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Problems with function checking if a path exists or not

I am a little new to bash scripting and I was trying to make this program capture a directory path from user and then check if the directory is present. It seems as if the variable SRC inside the ...
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How can I add static DNS entry in Debian and block some sites?

OK I'm admin noob. Is there a way for adding static DNS entry? I already tried to modify /etc/hosts file but without success. Here is my hosts file: 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.1.1 hitsu ...
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Running virtual machine from raw disk on a dual-boot machine

I have multiple hard drives, one an SSD running Windows 7, and another conventional HDD with Debian 8 on it, running off a 1TB external HDD (which is always connected, but through USB). I currently ...
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How to set Debian to automatically update time and date?

I have an old computer and BIOS counts the time slower than real ;) So, how can I set my OS to update the time automatically using the internet? If it updated the time only during booting, it would ...
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PHP 5.3.10 on Debian Jessie

By default in Debian Jessie, I get PHP 5.6 installed by using apt-get install php5 . The problem is that the project that I'm working on has severely deprecated functions to the point that the ...
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Laptop fan not turning on for graphics

About two years ago, I purchased a samsung series 5 (not the ultra book, the NP510r5e). Every now and then, when there I run something graphically demanding, the laptop just shuts down. I first ...
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How to tell in linux when new USB devices are found?

Is there some way of telling when a change in hardware has been found in linux besides repeatedly polling for all the hardware and checking for changes? For instance, I wrote a script to mount my ...
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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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Simple monitoring of home-server [closed]

I'm in the process of setting up a small home server running Debian Jessie on a ZOTAC ZBOX CI320 nano with the following services: samba cups sane zfs-fuse ssh git server I'm looking for an easy ...
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ZFS Upgrade 2 mirrored drives to 3 drive raidz?

I have two 1GB drives configured as ZFS mirrors and now have the possibility to add a 3rd drive of 1GB. Can I reconfigure my mirror to a 3 drive raidz of (N-1)=2GB total capacity? I am running ...
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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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Can't reconfigure Xorg

I made a common mistake of not reading the whole manual and installing Nvidia drivers. Now Xorg won't even start. I read that reconfiguring Xorg fixes that but it's not working for me. My system: ...
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Can't open an SSH session because of OpenSSL version mismatch

I just ran apt-get upgrade, and according to /var/log/apt/history.log, openssl has been updated to version 1.0.1e-2+rvt+deb7u7. Now I have one SSH session still open, but I can't open another one. I ...
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Program built from source is unrecognized by the terminal but if i do it with sudo

i've built a program from source in /usr/local/sbin but now if in a terminal i write "program-name" the terminal say that the command was not found. The program is seen by the terminal only if i do ...
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TERM=xterm-256color vs xterm+256color

I noticed debian ships with a terminfo xterm+256color while most other distros only have (and is the default in osx) xterm-256color looking at the info on both, i can see that xterm+256color is very ...
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Aptitude vs. apt-get: Which is the recommended (aka the “right”) tool to use?

Some time ago I read that aptitude is the preferred tool for installation on Debian-based systems. But when you search around on how to administer a Debian-based system, then aptitude is rarely ...