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Video capture , streaming & archiving with TENVIS camera JPT3815W

I want to publish an ASF live video stream over the internet and also copy the backup to disk (without sound to spare disk space) I'm running debian 7.7 wheezy / ffmpeg 2.2 and ffserver 1.2.9. The IP ...
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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gnome 3.4 doesn't accept my desktop file

I created many personal desktop files in my system, on debian When I moved an installed desktop files from /usr/share/applications to other directory. The entry is gone from the menu application of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Meld background highlighting broken

At some point (which I unfortunately didn't note down precisely, but is reasonable to believe that it was after an apt-get (dist-)upgrade operation) meld's background highlighting stopped being ...
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Where are Iceweasel's configurations (headers) stored?

I would like to write a small script to modify some of the things Iceweasel sends in it's headers. I'm aware there are plugins for this but I would need some custom stuff. At the very least I would ...
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start on emit is not working on upstart

I am working to restart service if stopped. I was looking for upstart, to restart service. I found some answers. I took apache2 service for testing. I changed code as below. # File : ...
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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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monitor service and restart if stop using icinga

I am using icinga to monitor services in my system. It will give stats and reports regarding services. I want to know that, is there any way to ask icinga to restart service if it stops. For example, ...
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Oculus Rift in Linux

Sorry if this isn't the right place for this question. I do realize this is a somewhat experimental piece of hardware. Still, it would be nice to see how much progress can be made here. I'm running ...
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The directory “/tmp” does not have enough space for extraction

[Debian 7.7] Want to install jdeveloper. Moved the file jdev_suite_121300_linux64.bin (1.7Gb) to folder /opt/jdeveloper/. The chmod +x jdev_suite_121300_linux64.bin is applied. Running the ...
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Debian hotspot using multiple usb wifi adapters

I am trying to make a local wifi network with as much speed as possible,I am running Debian in Cubieboard2 so I have a sata port also my memory card is class 10(48 mbps read speed). So to make it fast ...
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How to a add a Unicode Range in FontForge?

I would like to add '🖁' to an existing font. It is in Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs (Range: 1F300–1F5FF). But while the Range is listed in: I can't find it in:
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Changes to /etc/network/interfaces ignored and restored at re-boot

I wanted to set up a virtual machine according to this tutorial: http://www.howtoforge.com/virtualization-with-kvm-on-a-debian-lenny-server I reached to the point where I have to modify the ...
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How I can dynamically subset a ttf font?

Let's say I have a long text: Latebrae agente praefuit imperator nec praefuit ducens insidiarum sunt insidiarum emensis fatorum ubi milites rebus Noricorum viam sorte rebus suis emensis tristissima ...
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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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Prepare Debian/Raspian for Power Loss

My school is in the process of buying two Raspberry Pis for use in the commons to display the news. I'll be creating a startup script to automatically a USB flash drive with a video on it, and to have ...
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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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How to get mach-O executables architecture information on Debian?

The problem I'm attempting to install darwin on a physical machine and boot it from grub2. However grub2 only support XNU kernels as non universal binaries (I don't want to compile /mach_kernel, so ...