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Copy to clipboard from Mono-ran programs does not work in Debian testing

I was running KeePass (http://keepass.info/) using Mono on Debian Wheezy. I was able to copy usernames and passwords from KeePass to KDE using (mono? wine?) clipboard. I found I needed to switch to ...
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Debian: Unable to use mono (missing mscorlib.dll)

I've been trying over the months to use mono on Debian 7 x64 but try after try it never works. I've installed it on several different machines only to come to the same end: mono program.exe The ...
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how to install gui for debian

I have installed debian in my old computer(extremely slow) with minimal installation. It is showing me terminal. I tried installing GUI as follows: $apt-get update //done successfully $apt-get ...
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How do I launch a gui app from a script called in cron in Linux?

I understand that cron doesn't like launching apps that have a gui. I am trying to google around this, and I found that it is possible, but I need to tell cron which display to launch it in. Well, I ...
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Cannot modify files with SAMBA and CurlFTPfs

I have all my ftp accounts mounted via CurlFTPfs with allow-others option. All directories have --- --- rwx (0007) permission after ftp mount with umask=0770 . This way I can log as another user (than ...
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Reboot / Shutdown with Gnome 3 on Debian 7

I have a problem with Gnome 3 on my Debian 7 install. I can't use Desktop button to reboot or shutdown because my screen freezes. I tried in command line reboot -f as admin and it's working but ...
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Debian installer hangs on network hardware detection due to Broadcom wlan chip

I'm trying to net-install Debian testing (Jessie) on a laptop but I always get stuck during the network hardware detection. Specifically, the last line I read in the syslog is that the firmware for ...
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How do I play DVDs in Debian Jessie (i.e. libdvdcss)?

How do I install libdvdcss in Debian Jessie? It seems that http://www.deb-multimedia.org/ is warned against. https://wiki.debian.org/CDDVD lists three methods. Can anyone tell me the pros and cons ...
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“wpa_supplicant timed out” when bringing interface up

I installed Debian 7.7 recently on my computer, using the netinst ISO image, and a wifi dongle. I had to install the nonfree drivers (rtl8192) during installation but after that it connected just fine ...
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Prevent apt-get from updating a package

I compiled vim with some specific options and don't want it to be updated by apt-get as I need to recompile it always. How could you do that?
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How to temporarily try dev branch of a Git project for which I used aptitude to install stable branch?

I have installed Zathura via aptitude and am running the Debian “Jessie” packaged version. I want to temporarily download and test the development branch from their Git project repository. I’m afraid ...
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arandr doesn't detect my second monitor on the intel graphic

I am trying to a dual screen on linux debian. I have one screen on the graphic card (HDMI) and the other one is linked to the chipset (VGA). The dual screen works fine on windows, on linux i tried ...
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Stop screensaver and lock session on Debian by command line

I tried several ways to stop the screensaver and the lock session but I can't fix it. I went to the settings but there isn't any "never" for the screensaver timer. The minimum is 1 minute, the ...
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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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Run FileZilla on Debian

I'm new on Debian and Linux, I installed FileZilla but I don't know how to run it. whene I execute : dpkg -l | grep -i "filezilla" I get ii filezilla-common 3.7.3-1 ...
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Syntax error: Unterminated quoted string - running .run file

I am trying to run a .run file, I log in as SU and run the following command: sh xampp-linux-x64-1.8.3-1-installer.run but I am getting the following error: Syntax error: Unterminated quoted ...
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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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Debian: How to boot from btrfs root on LVM on USB?

Using debootstrap I have installed a Debian wheezy system on an external USB drive with the following partitioning layout: /dev/sda: GRUB in MBR L sda1: ext2, /boot L sda2: LVM PV L ...
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Init process consuming more than 200 percent cpu

The init process is consuming more than 200 percent of the CPU time on my vServer, which is running Debian 7. Also, my SSH connection becomes very unresponsive after a while. USER PID %CPU %MEM ...
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Virtual Box Guest can't access the internet when host uses WIFI but can when host uses 100baseT

I have a window 7 VB host, with wired and wifi. Normally, it is connected to my home net via a wire. I have a a Debian guest with two adapters configured: one id bridged, and one is host only. When ...
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Combining two disjoint ddrescue backup images

I have a 3 TB drive which recently started to malfunction. I was using the ddrescue utility on Debian to read data off the disk to a different external hard drive. However, after 2 TB of data had been ...
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log execution of certain commands on linux

I have to maintain a system (debian) on which several users are allowed to install programs - so I would like to log, for example, if anyone executes "apt-get install" or "apt-get purge", so I can ...
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linux bash/terminal emulator: key “q” not work

i am on debian, Xfce desktop env. When i press the "q" Key, there is no output on the terminal emulator screen/ bash standard output. The capital "Q" works. In vim the "q" works like every other ...
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Preferred/Idiomatic method to enable a systemd.service from a Debian package installation

I have a custom Debian package I've built for our software that creates a systemd service. What is the preferred/idiomatic way to have the installation of said package enable/start the service at ...
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libstdc++.so.2.9: cannot open shared object file

Background: I run a Half-Life deathmatch server and installed a mod, called OZDM. Then I got this error message. I'm using Debian Wheezy on a vServer. I get the error message libstdc++.so.2.9: cannot ...
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autostart doesn't work with i3

My i3 config file is the default one that is automatically set up on first start except for.. bar { status_command i3status } ..which I removed. And.. new_window none ..which I added to the ...
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Join multiple MP3 files (lossless)

How do you join multiple MP3 files into one? "cat" and "mp3wrap" are no good as they produce non standard MP3 files. I know I can use audacity, but when you have 1000's of MP3 files to join into ...
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Preload Debian installer onto HDD

I have an old Pentium4 PC that I have rebuilt from spare parts and I am trying to install Debian on it so that I can use it as an homemade server. Problem is, the motherboard (model P4S800-MX) won't ...
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Debian: rc2.d scripts don't work on boot correctly

I am trying to make the application "arpwatch" start automatically in run level 2 on boot. I have used update-rc.d arpwatch start, and it doesn't work. Other applications like Apache2 and mysql get ...
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Do Windows and Debian / Red Hat use the same thread management?

I need to know what kind of thread management Windows and Debian / Red Hat use in their recent versions. I know that they used to use 1 to 1 thread management model. Do they still use this model ...
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Debian not reboot or shutdown

I'm truck with a simple problem of rebooting with my installation of Debian 7. I got inspire by this issue but it's not working. I tried a lot of combinations but still nothing. I'm not sure about ...
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RT3070STA Monitor Mode Instability

I am running Debian on an embedded system, the Technologic Systems TS-7800 board. I use various USB Wi-Fi adapters with the RT3070 chipset and am using the rt3070sta driver. My system invokes Wi-Fi ...
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Is there a shortcut (missing?) to move tab in xfce4 terminal app?

Using xfce4 in a Debian/Linux Jessie/Sid distribution, I am unable to find or set shortcut to move tab position in xfce4 terminal, like Ctrl-Shift-DgDown/PgUp in gnome terminal. This is really ...
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Change Bios boot order after PXE installation

I'm doing a PXE installation. I success to do it but I have a final problem and I don't know where to search to find this answer. After my installation I would like to switch from my network bios ...
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Debian 3.2: Could not connect to Wireless network

Debian version: Debian 3.2.60-1+deb7u1 i686 GNU/Linux I run Debian 7 Wheezy on Leveno G500 laptop computer. I was trying to connect to wireless network shared from Windows 7 Desktop computer. I can ...
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Debian Wheezy: Limit duration of internet access

Is it possible to limit the number of hours my computer can access the internet by specifying a maximum number of hours the computer can remain connected? Ideally, I want to be able to surf for 3 ...
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Properly setting up memory in Debian 64-bit

I believe I have the following problem: Only 3.2GB of 4GB RAM detected on 64-bit Debian I received an old laptop that has a processor capable of 64-bit instruction set handling, and I installed ...
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Debian + Bumblebee doesn't run CUDA

I have laptop with descret 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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Where does the httpd.conf reside in GCE Apache?

I have a simple, Django application which I would like to push to production on a Google Compute Engine (GCE) server. The GCE server is running Debian-Wheezy. I have installed Apache 2, Django 1.6.2 ...
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Which Debian package architecture am I using?

What's the command to find out which Debian package architecture I'm using? eg, on a 64 bit x86, I'm expecting something like amd64, i386 on 32 bit x86 and darwin-x86_64 from OSX 10.6 (via Fink).
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Unable to find linux-headers-2.6.32-amd64 for installing VirtualBox

I tried to install virtualBox on my Debian Server, but each time I try to start a virtual machine it tells me to do /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup. Whenever I try to use this command it tells me this: ...
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What is the difference between rcl and beta5

I was reading a apt package managing tutorial and came across the acronym RCL. What does it stand for? The tutorial says if you download the source from debian unstable and compile and install on ...
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Maximum clients with USB hotspot

I already asked this in "Unix & Linux" StackExchange forum, and they suggested me to ask the question here instead. So, here i am! I made a small access point using Hostapd, Dnsmasq and Debian ...
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Could not connected to shared internet from Windows 7

I run Debian 7 on my laptop. I was trying to connect to the internet shared from Windows 7 Desktop machine. I can see the Wi-fi connection on the available internet connection list. But it is grayed ...
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Raspberry Pi Camera reboots when I tap on touchscreen

I am trying myself at the Raspberry Pi Camera project as presented by Hi, Phil Burgess. For whatever reason, my pi is rebooting every time I click on the touchscreen to take a picture. When I tap on ...
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What does the number mean in this apt-get error

I don't understand if the dependency requirement says that version less than 2.33 is good and the package to be installed is 2.32 which is less than 2.33, everything looks fine, why still reporting ...
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Debian Linux: /usr/bin/nologin missing

I have set up a Debian Linux server, now I want to disable the shell so the user can't login and just connect via SFTP. But my /usr/sbin/nologin is missing for some reason. In which package is it ...
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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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Why apt-get stops without showing any error?

I am trying this command sudo apt-get install fenics/testing Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done It is supposed to install fenics with ...
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Booting to liveCD with MacBook Pro 2,2

I am trying to install any modern Linux version on an old MBP 2,2 from about 2006. Previously I had Crunchbang Statler (basically Debian 6 w/Openbox). I am having no luck getting either a liveCD or ...