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HDMI to VGA converter, no image from Banana Pi

I'm trying to use a Banana Pi with Bananian OS (Debian 7 based) on a monitor that does not have a HDMI input but a VGA. So I bought a HDMI to VGA adapter. I followed the instructions written here to ...
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Debian 8 : New user can't choose password

I have created a new user on my Debian Computer using the user GUI panel. I have choice : Authorize the new user to choose it password on next login OR Define a password If I choose the option ...
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Install apache2 fails with Debian 8

I have to install apache2 in order to install sslh (A SSL/SSH Multiplexer for Linux) by following this guide http://www.unixmen.com/sslh-a-sslssh-multiplexer-for-linux/ but I get result following with ...
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Suitable flash module as OpenMediaVault boot partition

I'm currently planning on buying hardware for a home NAS and I'm planning on using OpenMediaVault (based on debian wheezy) as OS. I want to install OMV on a flash drive but am quite unsure about the ...
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Something “kills” my Apache-PHP-Processes after some time

I have the following really strange problem and hope, you guys can help me out. If there are any questions, I'll try answer them as best as i can. The problem I have a web server with Debian 6.0, ...
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Jessie: automount and ntfs-3g not working -s option not ignored

I downgraded to ntfs-3g 1:2012.1.15AR.5 amd64 because 2014 was buggy and gave me an IO error every time I tried to mount/access the FS. However with 2012 and the latest automount I get the following ...
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OpenGL 3.3 for Intel HD Graphics in Debian?

I'm using OpenGL 3.0 with Mesa 10.3.2 in Debian 8.1 Jessie by system default, but I need OpenGL 3.3 and I don't know how to enable it. I tried to update Mesa but it's still with OpenGL 3.0. This is ...
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No HDMI output on Debian 8 laptop

WHAT DOESN'T WORK: I'm running Debian 8 on a Dell M4800 laptop and I'm unable to get it to talk to a new external monitor via either HDMI or DisplayPort. The Debian 8 (Mate) Live USB also does not ...
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Kernel parameter to set framebuffer resolution

What is the parameter to set framebuffer resolution (1920x1080)? With a nouveau driver I didn't have problem with it - now I'm using nvidia (non-free)
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How to install 32 bit Iceweasel/Firefox and Java plugin so that webex audio works on Debian 64 bit?

Colleagues would like to communicate in a videoconference using Cisco Webex. This requires the Java plugin for Firefox/Iceweasel. Based on this blog, I installed the web browser plugin based on ...
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Debian - Framebuffer resolution

I use Debian 8 (testing), with nvidia non-free drivers (DKMS). When X is run I've 1920x1080 resolution on full screen. Problems starts, when I switch to console (for example "ctr+alt+1") then I see ...
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Conflicting hard drive space reports, missing about 46gb of space

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sdb1 36G 22G 12G 65% / udev 10M 0 10M 0% /dev tmpfs 1.6G 9.1M 1.5G 1% /run tmpfs 3.8G ...
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Compile linux kernel deb-pkg target without generating dbg package?

I am building linux kernels the debian way as instructed (for the most part) by the Debian Linux Kernel Handbook. So for the compilation step I use target deb-pkg, and on successful termination of ...
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Site displays with Curl but not within the browser

I've set up a dev-enviroment on Debian 7 and installed the following services: Apache Bind9 I have one site that is reachable through "asix.debian.local". I've set up the zone and added NS and A ...
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Jack audio not working properly with cadence

I have tried to set up the audio on my Debian linux computer in order that I can use ardour and get sound from/to that, and still be able to watch youtube videos etc. on Firefox. I have installed ...
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Autostart programs/scripts in Debian 8 Jessie

I have a scipt (.sh) for screen rotation of my thinkpad on linux. I have now installed Debian 8 Jessie and the "Startup Applications" is no longer there, how can I make it to startup on boot? or user ...
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Installing libsdl2-dev on Kali 3.18.0 amd64

I'm trying to wrap my head around how to install the libsdl2-dev package on Kali 3.18.0 amd64. I can see that the package is available in the standard Kali repository here: ...
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cannot connect webserver from windows7 to debian on VirtualBox

I have the same problem as this question, but none of the answers works for me. Are there new solutions for this? My main OS is Windows 7 and I have virtualBox with Debian OS x64 I have set network ...
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Bridging Two Wireless Interfaces For “Repeater” mode

I've looked around quite a bit and can't really find anything putting all the pieces together. I'm using Debian and looking to connect to a wireless network and repeat the signal without using nat or ...
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Why are there no Contents-arch.gz file for Debian jessie?

The mirrors ftp://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian/dists/ http://ftp.gr.debian.org/debian/dists/jessie/ and many others don't contain the file debian/dists/jessie/Contents-amd64.gz whereas they do for ...
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Tmux linux keybindings like S-C-E not working

I am trying to create S-C-E shortcut in my ~/.tmux.conf I have succeeded with staff like: bind -n ^e split-window -h bind -n C-e split-window -h # But none of the following seems to work: bind ...
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Permissions on /opt

I have a SSD and a HDD in my laptop. I have configured my Debian so that / is on my SSD and /home is on my HDD. To make sure my own downloaded programs (eclipse and such) use the speed of my SSD I ...
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Increase resolution for debian guest in virtualbox

I have a windows 7 host and a debian 8 guest. I already installed virtualbox-guest-utils virtualbox-guest-x11 virtualbox-guest-dkms as described in ...
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How to tell if razor is running?

I have a mailserver which is using amavis to do the spam testing (through spamassassin). Now I wanted to use razor and pyzor as well. I installed them and did the following: # su - amavis -s ...
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How to fix Kali after power-loss during installation

I am trying to learn Kali-Linux and wanted to enable VPN. The menu was grayed-out, so I googled for a solution. blackmoreops.com told me to run aptitude -r install network-manager-openvpn-gnome ...
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Dropbox missing icon.. Sometimes

I'm stuck with a problem about Dropbox icon. I'm using Debian 7 Wheezy. I've installed Dropbox. When I run manually: dropbox start -i -> Everything is fine and I've an icon on the top-right ...
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sudo: effective uid is not 0, is sudo installed setuid root?

I accidentally changed the ownership on my debian web server in /usr/bin and the permissions are no longer root root but instead USER root. How do I get this back everything I am finding says to ...
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Black screen while installing Debian

I tried installing Debian with a netinstall CD-ROM on my custom-built PC. Everything is going fine until I choose any of the install options because then the screen turns black and I get no graphical ...
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vmware debian vmxnet set_features() failed (-1)

I have a strange error in my vmware client (debian 7) on boot: something like: vmxnet error eth0: set_features() failed (-1) ... I am not able to copy it because when boot is finished and the ...
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Script answer to apt-get request “To continue type in the phrase 'Yes, do as I say!'” in bash

My script is replacing sysvinit with systemd inside a chroot while building a debian image with debootstrap. Since this is a "dangerous" action, apt-get will ask a silly question: "To continue type ...
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There is no public key available for the following key IDs: 7638D0442B90D010

I try to add the debian sid source on ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have already installed debian-keyring debian-archive-keyring. $ apt-cache search keyring | grep debian debian-archive-keyring - GnuPG archive ...
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cmus fails to play .flac files on Debian 8

I am unable to play flac files in cmus (v2.5.0) on Debian 8. If an attempt is made to add to the cmus library a flac file from the cmus browser (cmus view mode 5), no error message is displayed, but ...
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Disk Usage Equivalent of Bandwidth Stats

Looking for in effect the equivalent of vnstat -w but for disk usage: rx | tx | total | avg. rate ...
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Is it safe to upgrade from Squeeze to Jessie using APT? [closed]

I have a small production server running Debian Squeeze, and in order to stay more current with apt packages, I thought I should upgrade the distro. The last time I attempted a distro upgrade was from ...
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Auto open virtual Keyboard in Linux (Debian) if text to be entered?

Is there any possibility to auto open an on-screen virtual keyboard in Debian to when the focus is set to a text field? The behaviour should be like in iOS or Android app... Thanks!
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mail rejected with error 421 connection rate limit exceeded

I am running debian jessie with sendmail 8.14.4. I do not find where is the setting to disable the mails to be rejected for a certain host and i get periodically this message: May 28 16:20:30 mx6 ...
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What extras do I need to maximise battery life on a Linux laptop? (And how to stay current) [closed]

Now, I know that this question has probably been asked 1000 times - but as far as I can tell, the answer seems to change a lot over time. While researching, I came across powertop, pm-utils, tlp, ...
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apt only half-sees a package

On debian stable, with almost standard sources.list file, I can't install the following package. $ apt-cache showpkg ttf-mscorefonts-installer Package: ttf-mscorefonts-installer Versions: ... ...
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Debian upgrade from wheezy to jessie: Networking fails after short period

I've just upgraded my Debian system from wheezy to jessie. Almost everything works, but I lose the use of the network after a few minutes (no more than 5). I can get it back by doing a "service ...
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about packages in Linux? [closed]

When i open this folder /var/cache/apt/archives I found a big list of all the deb files of all the programs that I've installed before so my questions is : Is it possible to use these files ...
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Find the correct .desktop file

I'm faceing a strange thing. I installed QTcreator on my Debian 8 system. Application was added to favorites, and I found a DigiaQt-qtcreator-community.desktop file in ...
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Creating deb file in Debian using github source code and debuild tools

I want to compile nginx (with custom libs) using up-to-date source code from GitHub. But if I download the code from GitHub, obviously, there is no "debian" folder and inner files. So, when I use ...
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Dependency issues with libc++6; a catch 22?

In an attempt to install ASEprite on my Linux Mint installation through a .deb seen here: http://pkgs.org/download/aseprite I also realized I had to install a later version of libc++ in order to get ...
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Automatically unlock LUKS partition using a key on an USB drive on Debian Jessie

I am trying to have the encrypted root partition be unlocked on boot automatically using a connected USB drive on a fresh installation of Debian Jessie (no non-systemd upgrade). After following a ...
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xfce4-power-manager does not Off Fan in Debian 8

I have recently installed Debian 8 for amd64 in my laptop. Laptop is dell vostro. I also install LXDE environment. As manage power I installed xfce4-power-manager (because this recommend for lxde). ...
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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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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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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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Need all local traffic through Debian - Routing?

Been dealing with this for some hours now and my head are really spinning. So I got this cable network router (192.168.0.1) that Im trying to pass all my local traffic to. But I cannot for the life ...
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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 ...