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How to tell from what Ubuntu or Debian repository a package comes?

On a Debian-based system, including Ubuntu, how can one tell which repository a package will be downloaded from, without actually beginning the download? aptitude show and apt-cache info will show the ...
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iSCSI not mounting at boot

So I have setup an iSCSI disk with open-iscsi. I can connect and mount the disk, write and unmount manually. And I entered the related definition to fstab too, which is smt. like: dev/sdb1 ...
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Length of range in bash [duplicate]

I'm trying to delete some files in a directory using some commands. Using loop for i in $(ls -tr $path); ... i need to know length of $(ls -tr $path) How to get the number of files in directory $path ...
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Vim colors do not appear correctly in tmux terminal running within rxvt-unicode terminal

I am using Debian (Jessie). My ~/.vimrc file contains the following statement. colorscheme murphy My ~/.Xresources file contains the following properties. URxvt.background: #000000 ...
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Use different keyboard language than display language

I use Debian 7.7 Gnome fallback. Has anyone managed to have one display language and a different input language in gnome-terminal or Vinagre? I want to have language-specific symbols inaccessible ...
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How can I add panels to secondary monitor in Gnome 2.30.2 / Debian 6

I connected to my PC second monitor, how can I add Gnome panels to it. Method, described here ( Add panel to secondary monitor on Ubuntu 10.04 ) not works!
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Reset and Power buttons on the system block in Linux

In my Debian Linux PC the buttons Reset and Power on the system block do nothing. Is it possible the Reset button to make a soft reboot (the same as sudo reboot)? Is it likewise possible the Power ...
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how to query to find say 'TODO' from all installed packages on a Debian system?

I am looking to find the TODO files which are documents written by upstream developers when they are making some software. Is there a way to query that ? I am on jessie.
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How to scan using Canon MF3010 in Debian

Recently I bought a Canon MF3010 All in one printer. I got the printing to work after installing the drivers from Canon's website and adding it in CUPS. How ever I am unable to make use of the ...
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Windows 8.1+Debian 7.7 (GRUB) Dual Boot across two SSDs not allowing restoration of MBR for Windows

I've tried too many different things to list, but I'll explain the main ones. SSD 1 => Windows 8.1 (Primary Boot in BIOS) SSD 2 => Debian 7.7 GRUB is currently in place as bootloader. I've ...
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Copying a file from Debian to Windows 8 using Samba is really slow

I've been running a simple Debian Wheezy server (CubieTruck 3) for a while now and since a couple of days the transfer speeds between my desktop (Windows 8) and the server are really slow (50kb/s - ...
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How do I set up auto-login on debian (lenny)?

I'm trying to set-up a barebones installation of lenny that boots straight into a saved xfce session, with no login prompt. Also I'd rater not install gdm (which pulls in a bunch of dependecies) or ...
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debian/ubuntu locales and language settings

This self-answered question solves the following issues: locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory locale: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale: No such file or ...
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Auto-login straight into desktop on Debian 7 with LXDE

Yesterday I have installed Debian on a virtual machine. I have SSH configured and everything set up. I don't like developing inside a VM. It doesn't help to resize the browser and test everything ...
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How to query if a wlan interface is in monitor mode?

I am trying to write a shell script to query whether a wireless interface is in monitor mode or not. I was thinking about querying a file in the linux(debian) by doing a cat /proc/.. file system to ...
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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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Cannot load tp_smapi module on thinkpad x60

I have an old thinkpad x60 running debian. Recently, I brought a new battery, to check the stats(manufacture-data, first use etc ..) I installed a common program called tlp on the machine. But It ...
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Why does clearing cookies fix a 408?

I am running firefox out of a debian vm, and get a lot of 408s back. Googling has told me that clearing cookies would fix that problem, and it does, but only until those cookies get set again. Does ...
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Installing a specific glibc version on debian/apt

A user of my software uses Debian wheezy. The software generated a core dump that I want to analyze. However, for this to work, I require the correct versions of low level system libraries, especially ...
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time stamp XXXX s in the future issue - touch command (Linux)

When I untar a tar.gz file on Debian Lenny, I get the such outputs: tar: openssl-1.0.1e/apps/openssl.cnf: time stamp 2013-02-11 15:26:04 is 1360584537.139999998 s in the future ...
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How do I get eth0 and wlan0 to coexist?

When I boot up with the wi-fi dongle plugged in and the Ethernet unplugged the interface wlan0 has an ip address and function as expected. When I subsequently plug in the Ethernet cable it assumes ...
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Is it posible to install debian as host and windows as guest and use nvidia drivers in windows “normally”?

i´m new in linux, but i started using debian in vmware. Now i have windows 7, and debian as a virtual machine. But I really liked that i can personalize a lot debian, so I decided to use definetly. ...
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Debian is installing to USB instead of HD?

I am trying to install Debian onto an old PC to practice some Linux sysadmin stuff but it continually install onto the USB instead of my hard drive. I have tried the guided and manual partitioning ...
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How to install Xibo Client on Raspberry Pi Model B?

I have a Raspberry Pi Model B and need to install the digital signage Xibo Client, the OS installed on the Raspberry Pi is Raspbian 7. I followed this tutorial step by step three times but it gave ...
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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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Install Debian to USB without unplugging Hard Drives

As the poster of the following question Install Debian To USB With State Saving I want to install Debian TO a USB drive. The problem is that in said question is said to make the process easier if the ...
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Virtualbox 4.3.20 on Debian 7.7 as Host with Windows 7 as guest - can't save excel 2010 file on to external usb drive

Can't save excel 2010 files on to external usb drive: External usb drive is identified as JMicron USB to ATA/ATAPI bridge [0100] as a "USB device filter". However saving a text file created in ...
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ffmpeg mov (ProRes) to mp4

I have a .mov file that I am trying to convert to mp4 or avi and having a lot of issues. These are files that were given to me to convert 8mm to digital. I am very new to ffmpeg and conversions. ...
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Can't transfer large files via nfs

When copying files to a mounted directory (nfs) it does so really fast in the beginning (>100 MB/s) but at around 1 gigabyte completed (using rsync) the speed drops until it stagnates at ~100 kB/s and ...
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Virtualbox can not add a machine: disk seems to be still attached to another machine

I had a virtual Debian server running on Debian host. After a reboot, the vdi images of the virtual machine simply vanished from configuration. I readded them, but it simply ignored the snapshots. I ...
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How to update the kernel from 2.6.16 on Debian squeeze?

I just did an update of my Debian system on my vserver from lenny to squeeze as described here. I got some errors during the install, saying that glibc couldn't be updated. I did an apt-get -f ...
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Eject CD (command) without aborting install

I'm working on a debian server, and my repositories are on 5 separate DVDs. While installing new programs, I'm often prompted to insert a different disc. The eject button on my cd drive is generally ...
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I am getting different internet speeds on different computers with the same settings

I have two Crunchbang machines with identical /etc/sysctl.conf and /etc/default/grub files. On both of the sysctl.conf files I have ipv6 disabled, and the grub files are at their defaults. However, I ...
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How to block the installation of unsigned packages in Debian by default?

I was wondering which option in apt.conf will block by default the installation of packages with invalid signatures. I'm using Debian Wheezy 7.6 Thanks!
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sudo apt-get update is not updating repositories in Debian Wheezy

I am trying to update repositories using following command but it is failing: sudo apt-get update Here is the output of above command: Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg Hit ...
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Read/Write simultaneously to mapped network drive (samba file share)

I've been playing around with a home debian server, and so far it basically just hosts a samba network drive that I plan on using to store archived movies/tv shows/podcasts, etc. In the process of ...
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UDF formatted hard disk reported full on windows 8.1 after having been modified on Debian

I bought a new usb hard drive for backing up some data, i decided to format it to UDF since it suits my needs and it's a fully open standard. I formatted it on windows 8.1, using UDF 2.01 for best ...
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SSH error ssh_exchange_identification: read: Connection reset by peer

I am trying to access ssh to a server but got "ssh_exchange_identification: read: Connection reset by peer". The same client works well when I move the computer to home but show the error when the ...
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Issue streaming ffmpeg webcam feed with ffserver

see comments for updates on research on issue I'm fiddling with ffmpeg, ffserver a webcam and Debian Wheezy in order to stream video content. I am able to watch my webcam's footage via mplayer, ...
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How to adjust the screen resolution in Debian?

I've installed Debian testing from netist image in a AMD Radeon system. I am using Xorg and awesome wm. The default screen resolution is 1024x768 while my screen supports 1366x768. I've tried xrandr ...
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How to fix apt-get missing key error after adding deb source for package?

I'm using Mint Linux 17. I tried to install a debian package by adding a repository to my source list like so: # add heroku repository to apt echo "deb http://toolbelt.heroku.com/ubuntu ./" > ...
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Seafile is stucked on “connecting server” phase in desktop client

I have setup Seafile 4.0.3 on Debian Wheezy 64 bit. Seahub is served via Nginx with SSL support. Web and Android apps work fine. But desktop client (Linux) is stucked while synchronizing a library ...
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Firefox is already running, but not responding

I am using two Icedove (Thunderbird) profiles. I am starting the profiles with following commands: icedove -P "default" %u icedove -P "test" -no-remote --class test %u When I click on a link (URL) ...
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Reload a Linux user's group assignments without logging out

When assigning a user's secondary group list using: # usermod -G <grouplist> <user> is it possible to force this group assignment to take effect without logging out all running ...
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How to upgrade to latest git on debian 7?

I have installed git through apt-get on debian 7 which gives me: # git --version git version 1.7.10.4 I would like to ugrade to the latests version of git. I have tried: sudo apt-get install ...
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How can I find the gparted package in debian?

I recently upgraded my chromebook c710-2856's hard drive to a 250GB drive and flashed coreboot on it. I then proceeded to install debian wheezy with LXDE. I want to install gparted, and when I do: # ...
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Quickly write byte to Bluetooth dongle's serial port when webpage loads

I have a USB Bluetooth dongle mounted (?) as /dev/rfcomm0, and when I navigate to my local IP address from another device on my network in a browser, I want it to write a 't' to the serial port so ...
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Check for screen using crontab

Currently, I'm using Debian with the following cronjob for screen at reboot: @reboot screen -dmS app1 /home/app1 @reboot screen -dmS app2 /home/app2 The problem is, that sometimes the application ...
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none of the commands work in linux terminal

All of a sudden I can't execute any command in my debian terminal: pi@rpi ~ $ ls -bash: ls: command not found or pi@rpi ~ $ sudo omxplayer -r -o hdmi mymovie.mkv -bash: /usr/bin/sudo: No such file ...
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Network card names (eth0, eth1) missing after replacing the motherboard

I installed a new Mainboard (and CPU and RAM) (ASRock H97 Pro4, with Intel Gigabit Ethernet on-board), and am trying to get my existing LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) to work with it. So far so ...