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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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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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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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How to extract text from a prc file

I'd like to get all text from a (DRM-free) prc file under Linux. Is there any tool for this? Unpacking an epub file is just an prc, so I hope there is a similar trick/tool for prc files too.
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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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How to I get variables from location in nginx?

The location from nginx conf: location ~/photos/resize/(\d+)/(\d+) { # Here var1=(\d+), var2=(\d+) } How to I get variables from location in nginx?
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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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Block (nullroute?) an IPv6 hostname using /etc/hosts

I'm trying to prevent my web browser from communicating with certain hosts (mostly ads and tracking). I have a list of such hosts in my /etc/hosts file. For IPv4 I can do: 255.255.255.255 ...
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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 ...
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Debian Wheezy 7.7.0 x86 - won't compile anything

Yesterday I installed Debian Wheezy 7.7.00-netinst and everything was fine until the moment I decided to compile libtorrent-0.13.4. I do: ./configure the checkings start for about 2 seconds and the ...
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Trying to update debian not working

As root i type this command apt-get update and get these error messages. > Err http://security.debian.org lenny/updates Release.gpg ...
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How can I fix a Debian VM booting to a black screen?

I have a VDI file with Debian installed on it. When I start the VM, GRUB is run and after choosing the system's version (restore or normal boot) a black screen appears. How can I diagnose what the ...
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Way to easily identify all default fonts in applications?

Debian Kwheezy (a Debian Wheezy spin with KDE), came bundled with every imaginable font and hundreds of fonts that are there to support various foreign languages in their extended character sets. A ...
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Installing Skype on Debian Wheezy [amd64]

Yes, yet another question about how to install Skype on Debian Wheezy (7.4) amd64. Seen countless similar articles and forum threads on how to do it, but it doesn't for me :( Here is what I do: dpkg ...
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Debian, shell and jdk 8

I'm trying to download jdk on debian 7 using wget command wget --header "Cookie: oraclelicense=accept-securebackup-cookie" ...
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How to build an sd card image, without an sd card?

We have a scripted process that builds up an embedded install of Debian Jesse on an sd card. The relevant parts of the script look like this: export DISK=/dev/sdb umount ${DISK}1 # make sure no ...
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How to keep ppp up and running

I'm using a USB Cell Modem on a Arm SBC running Debian Jesse. I have a wvdial.conf file and a ppp0 file in my /etc/network/interfaces.d directory: auto ppp0 iface ppp0 inet wvdial It mostly Just ...
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How do I set a static permanent IP on a raspberry pi [duplicate]

I have an NOOBs-Raspbian Raspberry Pi. How can I set an permanent static web IP to it?
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How to bring Firefox icon on the dash in Debian?

I have downloaded the latest version of Firefox. Everytime I want to browse the Internet, I have to go to the Firefox folder and double-click on Firefox there. When I search for the browser in Debian, ...
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How to purge “(deleted) files” in /tmp - Debian

On Debian 6, I have these big files which are linked to python /tmp/tmpLwS5ny.tbuf (deleted) /tmp/tmpMjH6hy.tbuf (deleted) /tmp/tmpGtY5dz.tbuf (deleted) I don't want to reboot the server, but ...
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Utility for extracting MIME attachments

I am looking for a command-line tool for Unix (ideally, available in a Debian / Ubuntu package) for extracting all MIME parts from a multipart email message (or the body from a singlepart with an ...
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Why has my Debian testing VM suddenly stopped loading X Windows System?

I recently installed Debian testing (jessie as of writing) into a VirtualBox VM. After installing, I loaded make, gcc, and dkms so I could install the Guest Additions. After installing Guest Additions ...
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Restore a file overwritten with ln -nfs?

I accidentially "deleted" a file by doing this: ln -nfs /path/to/file In my understanding the data itsself should still be there. I also stopped working on the machine as I did this shit... Is it ...
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Apache2 crashes on my RPI with no visible errors

I'm running Raspbian, a Raspberry Pi wheezy port optimised for it. I'm currently runinng WordPress on it, though it was doing it before(I think). When it crashes the rPi displays no onscreen errors on ...
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Creating ext4 partition from console

I have a volume /dev/sda1 (1.2 TB) containing an NTFS partition using 0.6 TB space. I want to make an ext4 partition in the remaining 0.6 TB space. I have not tried anything yet because I don't want ...
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squid listen on out interface

I have a Debian box with squid3 installed on it. My box has 2 interfaces, one connected to the internet (eth0) and one connected to the LAN (eth1) Here is my /etc/network/interfaces auto lo iface lo ...
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Why arrow actions ignore in mac os terminal using ssh?

I use ssh connect to debian using mac os terminal. So I have this issue if I "press up right down left": $ ^[[A^[[C^[[B^[[D at the same time everything ok in local terminal. Esc+, Option+ and ...
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Documents are marked as Executable

I decided to add a GUI to my Debian installation, and was kinda impressed. One issue I'm having though after adding KDE and XFCE is that double-clicking on .RTF files brings up the dialog, asking if I ...
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Package manager error, cant install new packages

When trying to install any package i get the following error, I am using linux mint sudo apt-get install gtk-recordmydesktop Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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How to run command without “sudo”?

Nagios on my server isn't working properly. It can't execute command lftp without "sudo". Is there a way how to allow nagios run commands without using "sudo"? My /etc/group: ...
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How to upgrade Debian 6.0.7 to 7 without internet connection

I don't really know how to handle with linux as this Debian is my first ever installed. I've installed it on my laptop but unfortunately I have Realtek 8192SE wifi card which is not supported by ...
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how to get debain package unpacked first before debconf prompt is shown?

I am working on Debian packaging source to install few files on user machine. There is common logic that is being used by debconf/config script and postinst script. So, I placed the common logic in a ...
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Nautilus folders bar looks ugly… only in folder view

I'm using KDE, and I like Nautilus, so I chose it as the default folder viewer. In the folder view, the buttons that take me to previous folders look like this, which is ugly: But in Firefox, in ...
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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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Ignoring APT dependencies for Java packages

I would like to use some Java applications on Ubuntu that are packaged as .debs and hold java-common & friends as a dependency. However, I do not wish to use the JVM that is packaged with Ubuntu ...
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How to upgrade to Debian sid from a Ubuntu jaunty on top

I'm trying to migrate from Ubuntu jaunty to Debian sid in order to avoid changing the port every 6 months on Ubuntu. I'm planning to replace the ubuntu respo by the Debian one in /etc/apt/source.list ...
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Debian - Correctly compile libdrm and Mesa

Post updated, the new question is now on my "own" answer down here. I think about playing Team Fortress 2 on Kali Linux (a Debian Wheezy stable distribution with customized Debian Sid kernel) since a ...
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'user is not in the sudoers file' but actually is

I have already read a lot of posts about enabling sudo-access for a specific user but those couldn't help me so far. The situation is: I'm running Debian Testing. On the system there are only two ...
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Broadcom 43142 Bluetooth not working

I am using a Lenovo B590 running Debian Jessie ❆ ~ け (ke) ➭ lsusb Bus 004 Device 004: ID 058f:6366 Alcor Micro Corp. Multi Flash Reader Bus 004 Device 003: ID 2516:0004 Bus 004 Device 002: ID ...
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Error on apt update: unable to connect to ftp.it.debian.org:http:

I have Debian Wheezy with kernel 3.2.0-3-amd64. Suddenly, from this morning (I'm italian), it's impossibile to correctly update the system via apt-get update. The system hangs on backport mirror deb ...
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Setup static IP under Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty

How to setup static IP address under Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty? My setting is not working. What special about Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty is that I found it now using the "source-directory" keyword to source ...
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webcam on lenovo x200 for debian

Installed Debian 7.6 wheezy on Lenovo x200. Most modules worked out of the box. Had to manually supply the wifi drivers. My main problem: The built in webcam was not found and can't be used. A minor ...
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Disable Logging on Raspian/Debian

I want to stop my Raspberry Pi to create System-wide Logs in Order to save Memory Space. Is there a Way to disable Logrotate? I Hope You can help me
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Is there a minimal Debian ISO with a single CD image?

I checked the Debian site, the images available are of five DVDs. I want a minimal edition that I can install in 1 or 2 GB VirtualBox drive.
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How to Troubleshoot VNC Connection to Debian VPS

I stated with a clean install of Debian and tried to install Gnome + Tight VNC Server, according to the instructions here. However, when I try to connect from Tight VNC Viewer, it says that my ...
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Quickly write byte to Bluetooth dongle's serial port when webpage loads

I have a USB Bluetooth dongle mounted (?) as /dev/rfcomm0, and when I navigate to my local IP address from another device on my network in a browser, I want it to write a 't' to the serial port so ...
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Setting channel width with rt2870: iw: Device or resource busy (-16)

I only now found out that my USB WiFi stick is capable of n-WiFi (Edimax EW-7711USn), so naturally, I'd like to get the highest possible speed from it. My link is great, 29dbM and 70/70 quality, but ...