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Installing cubox hardware specific drivers from android built

I've some issues with some linux builds on cubox-i4pro. I've tried to install: - debian - ubuntu - volumio (a debian oriented on music) and none of these distributions have support for the gpu, the ...
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Running Debian 2.6 in RAM

I am currently trying to setup an embedded computer in order to load its filesystem into RAM, to avoid writing anything on the real disk but to run applications normally though. Everything should run ...
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Upgrading VirtualBox using a `.deb`

I'm trying to upgrade VirtualBox using a .deb: sudo dpkg -i ~/downloads/virtualbox-4.3_4.3.12-93733\~Debian\~wheezy_amd64.deb but it fails with: dpkg: regarding ...
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For my own DNS server, “dig … @ip-address” works, but “dig … @domainname” does not

I've recently begun virtualizing servers - one of which is a DNS server running BIND 9 on Debian 7. My DHCP server correctly issues it as the primary DNS for the network, but I get the following ...
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/dev/dsp missing in debian and cannot hear festival utterance

Tried to make an utterance in festival and it seems /dev/dsp/ is missing in the debian. How to add this? festival> (SayText "Hello") Linux: can't open /dev/dsp #<Utterance 0xb669c708>
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dnsmasq doesn't get udp queries

I'm trying to setup dnsmasq on debian box to serve in my local network. dnsmasq seems to work. It listens on 53 port UDP and TCP. It answers queries (nslookup or dig) locally, but when I try to query ...
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debian boot procedure stops while starting RAID5 array

imagine the following situation: debian wheezy 7.4 on arm system created a RAID5 with 3 disks /dev/md0 created ext4 file system wrote entry to mdadm.conf via "mdadm --detail --scan >> ...
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Can't boot into windows or CD

This is my third reinstall of Debian, this time because I wanted to update from wheezy to Jessie, but it wouldn't run anymore so I switched back to windows and deleted the Debian partition and ...
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94MB file is too large to be uploaded on FAT32 file system

Everything is in the title : I've got a smb share with write access on a FAT32 file system (I'm aware of the 4GB limit). I've got 426 GB free of 736 GB shown on the network drive. Still if I try ...
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Configure Google Chrome Notification Centre on Debian with LXDE

I am using the latest version of Google Chrome with Debian Wheezy and LXDE. I see the notifications as they arrive, however on Windows I have a notification centre where I can see the notification ...
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How can I apt-get dist-upgrade without removing packages?

When I run apt-get dist-upgrade, it wants to remove a number of packages I have installed that I'd very much like to keep installed, such as netflix-desktop. To work around this, I can of course ...
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Access virtual server from public ip

I have setup Debian server which IP is 192.168.1.86 Inside this debian server I have virtual CentOs server which IP is 192.168.1.87 I can access both from my local network from Windows PC. I have ...
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How to configure sSMTP with CSF?

I have a fresh installation of Debian and I just installed Config Server Firewall (CSF) and sSMTP (with Gmail as SMTP server). Does anyone know how can I tell CSF to use sSMTP when it's sending ...
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PNG/BMP images become blurred on zoom

I recently installed a Debian Jessie desktop and when opening PNG/BMP images it all becomes blurred on zoom (in or out). With the image at 100%, everything looks sharp as expected. This happens both ...
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Create a “superuser” in vsftpd

I want to create user which can enter any folder in /var/ftp of every user. How can I do this? This is part of my vsftpd.conf: virtual_use_local_privs=YES user_sub_token=$USER ...
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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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Connect Ethernet and WiFi networks together in the same computer

I have a wifi home network, And a laptop "D", that doesn't have wifi connectivity. I can plug it in to "W", one of wifi enabled computers via an Ethernet cable and now it's possible to get Internet ...
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Debian boot hangs

I created a Debian USB stick image from the experimental repo with the latest kernel 3.15 RC8, used Syslinux. I wrote the image on a USB stick and I booted from it on two different computers. On the ...
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AllowGroup in proftpd not working

i want to limit ftp logins to only users from a specific group: in /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf i have: <Limit LOGIN> AllowGroup ftpuser </Limit> but i can still connect to ftp ...
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Debian VM, two nics, can't ping Google.com

I have a Debian based virtual machine running on VMWare Fusion with a OS X 10.9 host OS. In VMWare Fusion I have a private network setup that allows the Mac and the VM to communicate without access ...
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Chromium plugin directory location?

I am trying to find the folder where Chromium stores plugins on Debian platforms. Does anyone know where this is?
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VMWare Player v6, multiple monitors in Debian

I am trying to make Debian run on two monitors from inside VMWare Player. The options that I have under VMWare Player : Player > Hardware > Display > 2 monitors. Options under Debian 7 : System ...
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Delete the oldest files until directory size is 8 GB

I have a main folder /srv/ftp with many subfolders (hundreds) and files (more than 80 000 files). This dir has 10 GB. I need to make a script for this: I need to delete the oldest files (earliest ...
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How to list installed packages that depend on another installed package in Debian?

I am on Debian (testing). How can I list all installed packages that depend on another installed package? I would prefer to do this using either dpkg or apt, but if another tool (or combination of ...
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OS X not resolving hostnames for SSH/HTTP

I have a Debian server named neptune, with a static IP of 192.168.1.10 which provides SMB, Intranet and SSH services. On my Windows computer it resolves fine, yet on my Mac it appears under "Shared" ...
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Can't start Seamless Mode despite installing Guest Additions

I've installed the guest additions on my Debian Linux virtual machine. Installation went through without any problems. For some reason I still can't get the option to run in seamless mode (it's ...
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How to make apt-offline on windows

Apt-offline claims to be a utility that allows you to install packages on Debian without internet connection. It can be downloaded from the git repository. As with many free software, the problem is ...
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How to configure video chat on pidgin with XMPP non local networks

I want to use pidgin for video chat on Linux with XMPP. Inside local network it appers to be working, but not if leaving the local network. During googling I've found an howto which is adding some ...
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Ubuntu black screen before installation

I was trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 from DVD on my machine where before i always had windows. CPU AMD Vision quad Core 16 gb ram AMD 7000 Series Graphic chipset Created partition and set up boot ...
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ALSA from output to input

I need to translate sound from my VLC player right into my microphone input. Maybe I should create some virtual device and.. I don't know what to do.. and my english is not good so it's a real problem ...
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Is it possible to ping an address:port?

I am not into networking, and I have the following question related to the Linux ping command. Can I only ping an address? For example: miner@raspberrypi ~ $ ping onofri.org PING onofri.org ...
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PyQt5 - python-3.2 : no module available + pyuic5 cannot find PyQt5.uic module

Trying to install PyQt5, the ''make install'' command ended by issuing a warning related to pyuic5 file format (see bellow) the python path is set as ...
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How to solve kernel panic issue

I have a Debian OS upgraded from to 2.6 to 3.4 in my PC. All of a sudden some basic commands like ls and sudo were not working (by mistake I deleted some files in the root folder). I was getting a ...
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Which version of LibreOffice is most stable?

I'm a bit confused by the version numbering system employed by Debian / LibreOffice. The version of LibreOffice that shipped with Wheezy was 3.x, and since it didn't have some features that I needed I ...
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Why when I run a program in a detached screen section it became very slow?

I am not so into Linux and I have the following situation related a strange behavior of the screen command. The situation is the following one: one a RaspBerry Pi I have installed Raspbian (that is a ...
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Mounted NTFS on Debian server - access denied in Document and Settings

I am trying to make backup of Windows server 2008 R2 with a script on Debian station. I mounted system disk of the windows server with this command: sudo mount -t cifs -o ...
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How to uninstall software by the Linux shell?

I am yet not a "Linux Guy" and I have the following problem I installed some software from the source (compiling it), now I have to uninstall it. What have I to do in the command line to uninstall ...
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How do I get out of full-screen mode?

I'm using LibreOffice 4.2.4.2 (Calc) in debian wheezy. In an attempt to hide the window title bar I have enabled full-screen mode, which has hidden both the window title bar of Calc and the menu bar ...
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How to use F1 key to launch Terminal?

I recently installed debian 7.5. In ubuntu I configured my F1 key to launch gnome-terminal with no problems In system settings and keyboard shortcuts. Now in my debian I try to do the same but the ...
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Plugins stopped working in Chromium in Debian Testing

Short time ago plugins stopped working in chromium. Neither of kpartsplugin, mozplugger nor flashplayer-nonfree seem to work. Neither comes up in chrome://plugins page (only "Chromoting Viewer" does). ...
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Unable to write to /sys/class/rtc/rtc0/wakealarm Debian 7.4 3.2.0-4-amd64

When i echo something to: /sys/class/rtc/rtc0/wakealarm and then cat it, it's empty. I could, in earlier versions set a wake-up time in this file and run s2disk. The RTC would then wake up my laptop ...
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libvirtError: internal error: client socket is closed

I've this error when installing a Debian wheezy VM in qemu-KVM with libvirt error while establishing the connection « qemu:///system » : internal error: client socket is closed Traceback (most ...
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Trying to dual boot Windows 8 and Debian Jessie, No EFI partition was found

I read that someone asked this question, and this was answered by ChrisR, Trying to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Debian Jessie in the point 5 of his answer he says: " Make sure that for your EFI boot ...
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Routing Traffic With OpenVPN

Few minutes ago i configured my VPN server, and actually I can connect to my VPN but all trafic is going through my normal home network. On my OpenVPN application I've got an information : Server IP: ...
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Motion - debian 7.5 cannot record movie with ffmpeg

Description I'm running the motion 3.2.12 standard package on debian 75 (wheezy). Motions are detected, events triggered and pictures save in the correct folder as awaited. On the other side, motion ...
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Resolving multiversion dependencies without pinning

In my compagny, we install Debian wheezy on our servers. However, our application is not yet compatible with PHP 5.4 (which is the stable in wheezy), but only 5.3. 5.3 is the stable in squeeze. So I ...
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Why is the pavucontrol level indicator jumping while nothing plays?

The level indicator in the screenshot does jump around even if nothing is playing. The indicator also reasonably represents sound levels when music is playing. I dont have any mediaservers running ...
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Debian - Problems Unmounting External Hard Drives

I recently installed Debian Testing on a new laptop and I just noticed that I am having some issues with unmounting external hard drives. I am using Mate Desktop 1.8.1. With the 1st drive, if I right ...
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Pull Couchbase database over ssh from remote server

I am working on a Debian environment and I have to pull a Couchbase database from a remote server location into my local Dev environment. I wasn't able to find any kind of details on this topic so ...
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Sudo as www-data, unable to cd

I have a .procmailrc setup which pipes emails into a script. The core of my problem is that the email is received as user 'magic', and the script that I need to process the email needs to be run as ...