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How to read email received on a Debian server

I have a VPS (virtual private server) running Debian Linux. When I login using PuTTY the console shows - "You have mail" I have no idea on how to retrieve this email. Which software do I need to ...
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Input Device permission error: Beaglebone Black + JavaFx

I am trying to launch a JavaFX app on my beaglebone black running Debian. When launching as the root user, the application will launch but the touchscreen will bug out a little bit, displaying ...
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Mounting USB sticks with Thunar. Wrong user and gruop

I'm using Debian testing with XFCE as Desktop Environment and Thunar as filemanager. I've an issue regarding the mounting of USB mass storages such as USB sticks. When I plug the stick the icon ...
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Run a startup script *after* loading kernel modules in Debian/Raspbian (Raspberry Pi)

I’m trying to create a custom boot screen for my Raspberry Pi by following the instructions here. This involves installing fbi and running it in an init.d script. This works fine on the default HDMI ...
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Could not perform immediate configuration on 'perl'

I'm trying to upgrade a debian squeeze system to wheezy. I've done an apt-get update && apt-get -V upgrade on squeeze, then changed my source.list to reference wheezy not squeeze. then, ...
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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 Wheezy doesn't map LUKS partition on boot

Firstly, I apologize for my English. It's really hard for me to write this lines; please, understand if I'm not clear enough or I explained very briefly way. I have an encrypt partition with LUKS ...
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Internet is disconnected with Debian squeeze

I am using "debian-squeeze-amd64-root_fs" with linux-3.18.4 kernel to debug Linux kernel. The problem is that there is no internet connection in Debian when the Internet is absolutely positively ...
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Debian installation can't find Ethernet driver

I'm trying to install Debian 6.0.7 to my Sony Vaio VPCCA3S1E laptop from USB flash disk via netinst. The installer can't find the driver for my Ethernet card so it can't download the installation ...
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How to get Apache2 to wait for network initialization?

Server just upgraded from Squeeze to Wheezy. After reboots, I noted that apache2 wasn't starting, so installed bootlogd to inspect the output of init scripts. The error output from apache start was, ...
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How to get steady time on an Atmel xPlained SAMA5D3

I'm running Debian Jessie from an sdcard on an Atmel xPlained SAMA5D3 SBC. I have a python program which samples another device via serial line. Said device has a pretty reliable 20s countdown clock. ...
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Network crashes and doesn't restart Debian

I'm running Debian Jessie and every few days my network will stop working under heavy load, not allowing any connections in or out. I don't know why it stops working and why it won't come back online. ...
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Install apt-get program with dpkg and add all ubuntu repositories

Ok so i have a server that is really limited in what is installed. It running some sort of debian modded distro, but I want it to be more like ubuntu. So i want to install the apt-get program. All ...
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Trying to use mdk3 with Alfa AWUS036NHA, wireshark detects frames but cannot detect network

I'm testing out some various tools, trying to get them to work, but I cannot seem to get the MDK3 beacon flooding mode to work. I'm currently running Debian with a few Kali repositories installed. I'm ...
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Running scripts independently on Raspberry Pi

I have a couple of python programs, such as one which checks if the Collatz Conjecture is applicable for a given number or not, and writes output to a file (it runs on a Raspberry Pi). Although I ...
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difference between fstab and mount -a?

I have an smb share on a NAS that I am trying to mount on a Debian box (RaspPi). So far so good. I added the following entry in my fstab file: //192.168.1.xx/yann /home/pi/buffalo cifs ...
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debian: system won't boot after dist-upgrade

Tried to run apt-get dist-upgrade on a debian squeeze system. (ARM based fanless device with filesystems coming from sdcard). After the dust had settled rebooted the system and ran into a slew of ...
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Set usb soundcard as default device

I'm trying to get my usb sound-card working. It's a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. I've read through a number of tutorials non of which was doing anything but sometimes blocking the output of more than one ...
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Mousepad tap does not work on debian stable lxde

I have an Acer Aspire One KAV60 running debian 7.0 stable with lxde as the window manager. I can't get the mousepad to register a click when I tap it. I've tried installing ...
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Why do I get this error installing MySQL server?

So I have a empty VPS running Debian 7 32bit. The VPS has just been created so nothing is installed but the base OS. I run apt-get update and then apt-get install mysql-server and i get this error: ...
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List of recently installed apt packages

I just spent an hour trying to solve dependencies to build freeCAD from their slightly outdated Wiki. Is there a way to get the packages I installed in the last hour or day with apt-get or aptitude? ...
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Run valgrind inside a chroot environment on Debian?

Is it possible to use valgrind within a chroot environment on Debian? It seems to need to access the proc filesystem, which is unsurprisingly inaccessible. root@tree:/# valgrind valgrind: warning ...
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How to display Unix time in the timestamp format?

I'm looking for a way to display my time in Debian Linux as a timestamp, e.g. 1279628325 I can't find any options to do that with the date command. Any ideas?
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Writing debian iso to usb stick from windows results in 440kb filesystem with 1 file

I am trying to create a bootable usb drive from Windows 8 in order to install Debian on my laptop. I've looked up a lot of guides online, and they basically boil down to two categories: Write the ...
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SSH - Ignoring $PS1 in .bashrc

Relevant file contents: http://pastebin.com/6VtWcaWG Everything else including the aliases and the PATH variable are fine, but when I log in as root on my remote machine, the correct $PS1 (set in the ...
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Is Yum (and YumEx) intended for use on Debian/Ubuntu systems, as well as CentOS systems?

I have been building C++ server applications for Linux, typically in a CentOS environment within a virtual machine. A while ago, when setting up my development environment in CentOS, I became ...
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Download yum packages on Debian for an offline fedora20 system

I need to download YUM packages (namely java-1.7.0-openjdk, gstreamer-plugins-good, gstreamer-plugins-bad and gstreamer-plugins-ugly) for an offline Fedora 20 machine, and I'm working on a Debian 7. ...
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Unable to launch XBMC installed on OpenMediaVault on a VirtualMachine

I'm wanting to test different distribution to test which OS I will take for my NAS+HTPC. Just for some context: I want to put a NAS and the HTPC on the same server because my main usage is to put ...
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How to configure gnome-terminal to use xterm-256color by default?

When I start gnome-terminal and do echo $TERM, I got xterm as output. I want it to be xterm-256color I've considered the solution to add 'export TERM=xterm256color' in my .bashrc. But I don't like ...
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Hp ML310e gen8 + P222 + debian / ubuntu

Is possible to run this configuration 2 disk raid 1 on b120i integrated controller for linux debian or ubuntu system, and 4 disk raid 1+0 on P222 controller for data storage on Hp ML310e gen8 ...
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Running a 32-bit executable on 64-bit Debian Jessie

I'm trying to install Adobe Air (needed for Balsamiq Mockups), and when I try to run the installer, I get: sudo: unable to execute ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin: No such file or directory I made sure the ...
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safely shrinking /var/cache on Debian 7.8

Here are the top storage resource hogs on my single-user home system, which is a customized version of Debian 7.8 with lxde-core optional but no graphical login manager: 3487080 . 1732560 ./usr ...
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Boot menu options

I am using a kali linux, debian derived, 1.0.9 on Usb drive with encrypted partition. Where i find the grub menu (i think kali use Grub) and the options like: .linux /live/vmlinuz boot=live ...
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make Xvfb listen only on local ip

to use graphical software even on my debian based systems without graphic cards (or in addition to its main graphic) i use the virtual frame buffer x server Xvfb. I am starting it with a little bash ...
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rsyslog seems to produce a lot of UDP port 53 datagrams when listening for ddwrt syslog packets

I am trying to have dd-wrt (syslogd via BusyBox) send syslog events to a Raspberry Pi that is running rsyslog. When I start the rsyslog (on the Pi) service listening on 514 UDP, the daemon starts ...
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Implementing PCI-Passthrough with Linux-KVM on Debian

I am attempting to use PCI-Passthrough to attach an old video card (Radeon 4770) to a virtual machine. I am using Linux-KVM to run my virtual machines on a Debian Linux (Wheezy, 3.2.0-4-amd64) host. ...
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RTNETLINK answers: File exists Failed to bring up eth0

I have 3 identical servers which I SSH into, but couldn't on one of them after a restart. service networking restart just bring up "RTNETLINK answers: File exists Failed to bring up eth0" route just ...
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security: changing sudo permissions in /etc/sudoers on Debian 7.8

I have a single-user home system running Debian 7.8 console with desktop installed but default runlevel 3 boot. I added my limited user account to the sudo group using adduser for the purpose of ...
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How do i install Perl 5.10.1 on Debian, using the packaging system?

I have little to no idea about administrating Debian, but I would like to at least use that release of Perl. Googling has proven unfruitful, so i turn to you, Stackoverflow. Note: Managed to find the ...
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Serial device not detected by Lubuntu

“Serial Wacom Tablet stylus” and “Serial Wacom Tablet eraser” should appear in the xinput list in a Motion LE 1700 Tablet PC, however they are missing in Lubuntu 14 (32bit). Is there a way to make ...
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One of my PCs in my local net cannot connect to my SSH server

I am running a SSH server on a Debian Wheezy box. I have 4 computers and two Android phones that can successfully connect to the SSH using local IP to the server. But one of my computers cannot ...
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Downloading FEniCS Binary for Linux Mint, what is the difference between the two icons in the following download link?

I am a new to Linux/Ubuntu operating systems. In this link, I'm not sure which of the first two OS Icons I will need to use. I'll be using Linux Mint. Which one will I need to use? An explanation of ...
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What is the relationship between Unix, Linux, Ubuntu, Debian and Android?

What is the relationship between Unix, Linux, Ubuntu, and Debian? I suspect they are all Operating Systems that are based upon one another - similar to how Windows is based on DOS. Is my suspicion ...
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Debian and Win 8.1 Dual Boot (Separate HDD)

Im trying to install Debian on my new laptop. I have a 128GB SSD and 1TB HDD. Windows is on the SSD, and i want to install debian on the other drive. My problem is, when i install debian, i put the ...
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Iptables rules suddenly not working

I'm trying to set up a webserver using an Odroid U3; as OS I have Debian 7.4. The issue came when trying to load the iptables rules with iptables-persistent. I'm using the same file with rules I've ...
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Icedove send without subject

Is there a way to configure Icedove (and presumably Thunderbird as well) so that it doesn't prompt you for the subject if you haven't included one? I basically use Gnome file manager send to to mail ...
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How to create a wireless-to-ethernet router?

I have a Debian machine, which I want to turn into a router. It will connect via wireless to a access-point, where it will get an IP. To its ethernet port, other machines will be connected. It will ...
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How to run logrotate as a local user?

I'm trying to manage logs which are generated by local scripts. These logs are nothing but stdout and stderr redirected to local files. I don't have root access and trying to run logrotate as a ...
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Manually dialling a USB modem on windows/linux

I have been trying to setup up a 4g usb modem with my raspberry pi running raspbian (this post is not specific to Raspberry Pi as I run into same problem on windows later on). The modem is recognized ...
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Create a flat file where control characters have been interpreted in Debian

I like to use the 'script' command to record console sessions. The problem is that the 'typescript' file which is created contains control chars (when using arrows or the delete key). Apart from ...