Debian GNU/Linux is a widespread Linux distribution focusing on stability, security, and the free software philosophy.

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Trying to enable bluetooth on startup (Debian)

I have already paired and connected some devices successfully. In order to do so I had to use rfkill. $ sudo bluetoothctl [bluetooth]# power on Failed to set power on: org.bluez.Error.Blocked ...
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No space left on device when upgrading Debian 7 to 8

I want to upgrade my Debian server from 7 to 8. It failed, and the error was : dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-3.16.0-4-amd64_3.16.7-ckt11-1_amd64.deb (--unpack): ...
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Pinging an address shows request timeout

I am totally a newbie of Linux trying to remotely log into Debian from OS X via SSH. After installing OpenSSH on the server, ssh -vvv ***.***.***.165 gives the following output: debug1: Reading ...
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Are IceWeasel and IceCat just different rebrandings, or are they 'really' different?

As we know, Firefox' branding (name, logo etc.) is non-free copyrighted, so some Linux distributions package (more-)fully-free versions. However, I can't get a straight explanation on Wikipedia (here ...
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Debian server not successfully upgrade

I did an upgrade for my Debian server from version 7 to 8. The upgrade was very messy, mainly due to an issue that I wrote here. I could almost tell the upgrade is not successful. But when I check ...
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Debian and Windows [closed]

For my school project we have been asked to talk about the similarities between Linux and Windows, and to relate some of the tasks we have done in school with Windows (both GUI and CL). Does anyone ...
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How do I remove all i386 architecture packages from my Debian installation?

I added foreign architecture i386 to my Debian amd64 installtion. How do I remove it? When I try this command: dpkg --remove-architecture i386, I am told to first remove all i386 packages.
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Suspend does not work on Debian Jessie

Today I observed that suspend sometimes does not work properly in freshly installed Debian Jessie. After executing suspend (Alt + Shut Down button) the following message appears on black screen: ...
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Conky not autostarting on boot - Debian 8 (jessie)

I can't get Conky to autostart on boot. Heres the init-script I've got: #! /bin/sh # /etc/init.d/autoconky ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: autoconky # Required-Start: $remote_fs $syslog ...
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Did Debian lenny repositories vanish?

Today, I tried to install packages through apt-get, but I encountered a lot of 404 errors. My sources.list was fully working last Friday (no changes to my knowledge), now I get: W: Failed to fetch ...
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Debian - no desktop environments to choose

I am currently installing Debian 8 (debian8.1.0-amd64-i386-netlist.iso) with graphical installer from a USB drive . After partition selection, I don't see the option to select Desktop environments ...
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Debian server is very slow in spite of low CPU, RAM na SWP usage

From 3 days I experience problems with my debian server. When I stream media with samba transfer is about 20kb/s when it used to about 6 mb/s. Its my home server so its not internet issue. When I ssh ...
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'screen.linux': unknown terminal type

When I run clear I get: 'screen.linux': unknown terminal type I get this error message when, on a Debian 7 machine running the OpenVZ kernel, from within a screen session, I vzctl enter into a ...
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debian create wlan hotspot: Also from a VM?

I am looking for a way to create a WLAN hotspot from a debian system. I already found some tutorials. EG: hotspotd youtube video But: They are not working. A hotspot is created but I cannot connect ...
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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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No sound coming from laptop headphone on Kali Linux

I'm running Kali Linux 1.1.0 on UEFI mode I'm in trouble with headphone jack.Speaker works well, but headphone don't have any sound, it's worked perfect before, but suddenly the sound on headphone ...
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Why the dump of my linux FS is ten times smaller than FS?

On a linux pc, Linux Mint 17+, I dump my whole disk ("/", level 0), with the following terminal command : # dump -0f /media/testuser/usbdiskblue/backup_2015MMJJ / I get a 6,3Gb file result. ...
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I can't change the disk layout of an installed Linux system

I have a Debian Jessie system with LVM2 layer. By a mistake, I had installed this system with many partitions (root, usr, home, var,...). Now, I run out of disk space for usr and var partitions, even ...
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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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Software adjustment of LCD monitor brightness in Raspberry Pi

This is my first post here. I'm at the beginning of the road called Raspberry Pi. Is there any way of changing the gamma/contrast/brightness of monitor via Raspberry Pi? My Samsung 960BF doesn't ...
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Debian 8: Server makes routers dhcp crash

I've got an old pc with debian 8 running as home server. A small problem is that whenever the server uses a lot of network traffic, let's say while downloading torrents, it seems to crash the dhcp of ...
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Disabling files and directory access through the browser

A rookie question here: Is it normal I can access all of my directories and files through the web browser? Isn't this risky and insecure? How can I change it? I thought only www/var/ directory could ...
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Setting default group permissions via SFTP

I am setting up a file server where users log in via SFTP. I want all users to have the same permissions to read and write any file. Since they all have different accounts with different passwords, i ...
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ProFTPd login with default credentials

I'm having trouble logging into my server in which I installed proFTPd. Leaving the default settings did not allow me to login as root from filezilla. However, after searching the web i found the ...
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Can't install flashplayer on Debian Wheezy

flashplayer is having trouble installing in Debian Wheezy. I need it to be able to watch certain videos on YouTube. It fails on a wget operation: $ sudo aptitude install flashplugin-nonfree The ...
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How do I pair a Bluetooth keyboard on Linux when ‘pairing fails?’

I'm having a really difficult time pairing a Bluetooth keyboard under SteamOS. I tried using the GUI tools to pair it, but it simply says ‘pairing failed’; and I've graduated to initiating the process ...
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How to install the real Firefox on Debian?

Debian 6 ("Squeeze") uses a rebranded version of Firefox called Iceweasel. It, however, lacks plugin support, and most of my favorites don't work. So what is best way to install the "real" Firefox on ...
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is there easy auto config software for setting up postfix/dovecot/mysql? [closed]

I'm really pulling my hair out on this one. I have installed all of the apps mentioned above, along with webmin and postfixadmin. Webmin gives me settings for dovecot but asks for a sql configuration ...
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Debian server management GUI

I have to manage a number of Debian servers (one as the KVM host, and the others as virtual servers for File management, Infrastructure management - DNS, DHCP etc, and finally a Debian based ...
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Issue: Guest OS (Debian 3.0, 32-bit ) loads with read-only file system immediately upon booting in VMware Workstation 10 (Host OS: Windows 7, 32-bit)

Issue Summary: A guest 32-bit Debian 3.0 virtual machine is opened using VMware. The guest OS loads a read-only file system on startup. Despite root access no file changes can be made to the virtual ...
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Login prompt remains after deleting user

I delete a user using deluser. I can't find any file related to it on the system, no entry in /etc/passwd, but on login screen it still remains, prompting for login. Why so?
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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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How do I set systemwide connection over a proxy server

My Internet access is through a proxy, my OS is Debian 8, each application must configure it to use the proxy, but there are some that are a headache to make it work with a proxy, then my question is: ...
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Webcam is only recognized by some software

I have a webcam that works fine in software such as camorama and cheese. However, I cannot use it in websites that allow you to use a webcam (it's not recognized). I tested it with: Chromium 34.0 ...
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Advantages and disadvantages of turning off secure boot when installing an OS [closed]

So I've read Debian testing (codename 'stretch') supports secure boot, but what about Debian 8 (codename 'jessie')? Besides, do you normally turn secureboot off when installing your OS? Can you list ...
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Debian: Eclipse 3.8.1 doesn't know anything anymore about Java

I work on a Debian testing, with an Eclipse installed from the repositories (current version: 3.8.1). Since my latest apt-get upgrade, Eclipse "doesn't understand Java" anymore: no Java perspectives, ...
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Ubuntu Software Center .deb installation

I created a .deb package and it can be installed via 'dpkg -i' perfectly or using GDebi but I don't want to ask users to install additional tools. The package is intended to be for low level users so ...
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Trying to install PFsense on Proxmox…lost

So I've been bashing my head against my desk for the last couple of hours trying to figure out how to properly set the network interfaces for proxmox. I'm looking to do something really simple where ...
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Connection interruptions on Debian router, possibly due to excessive duplicate ACKs?

I have a Debian server as a house router, which for a year has been working flawlessly. However, I recently moved and switched service providers from FiOS to Comcast, and possibly as a result am ...
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How to list files of a Debian package without install

This command can only list contents of installed packages, dpkg -L PACKAGENAME but how to list contents of a non-installed package, to preview/examine the package?
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Show action on click

I'm using an app that allow me to use some command line but everything is not possible by command line. I can do some actions directly on the screen with mouse and keyboard. I would like to "listen" ...
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In a Shell scripts, check version of installed package, make a decision based on output

Looking to write a cross distro / cross version shell script that makes sure a forced version of PHP is installed Example: Ubuntu 12.04 has 5.3, Ubuntu 13.10 has 5.5, Debian 7 has 5.4 I need this ...
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Making aptitude work properly through a proxy invoked with sudo

I use Debian 6. I'm sitting behind a proxy, so I configured Debian to use that proxy. Browsing and any HTTP and FTP activity through GUI works OK. I wanted to update my package repository so I typed ...
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POST hangs on certain install media

I'm trying to install OpenBSD 5.7 on a laptop. I have a USB drive that I am using for the installation media. When I plug in the USB drive with OpenBSD on it, the POST process hangs indefinitely. When ...
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No onboard Asus M4A87TD EVO sound

I have an Asus M4A87TD EVO motherboard that once put sound out through the board, but now will only allow that while in win 7 64bit. My frustration is that Debian wheezy USED to do this, but now it ...
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Is it possible to configure Kde 4 to resize windows to half desktop size when moved to the side of the screen?

In Windows 7 You can drag a window to the edge of the screen (the mouse pointer must touch the edge), windows offers you to resize the window to exactly half of the screen size. This is actually very ...
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How to change from passphrase to encrypted key file in debian using luks?

I have four partitions plus /boot, each one with a different passphrase. I would like to manage unlock of all partitions with a single passphrase that decrypts the gpg.key file on the boot partition. ...
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Running SCP through PHP does not yield same result as CMD

I have a Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation running an MSSQL server and PHP. My goal is to replicate tables from the MSSQLdatabase to a Debian Wheezy MySQL database. I have successfully ...
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Can not write to serial port on boot

I am writing a script that sends a configuration message over serial port. It is supposed to configure an external device and runs on boot. Main part of the script is the echo command that sends a ...
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Debian's GNOME 3: remove users from login menu

I have upgraded to Debian Wheezy from Squeeze and all users, including system ones, such as qmail are visible on the GNOME 3's greeter. How do I hide them from this login menu?