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NVIDIA driver not launching X up

I have Debian Wheezy 7.6.0 installed, it's a fresh installation. I was trying to install NVIDIA drivers for my graphics card GeForce GT 540M. I successfully installed version 304.117, that has my ...
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Compiling GCC multilib on Debian Wheezy i686

I can compile C and C++ programs for x86 and x86-64 using GCC compilers from Debian's official repositories without problem: $ gcc -v Using built-in specs. COLLECT_GCC=gcc ...
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Install debian 7.6 onto USB drive

I'm looking to install debian 7.6 onto USB drive to use as emergency OS, this OS would be ran in case HDD failure. I using VirtualBox to install debian onto the USB drive but this is not working, the ...
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Why booting is stoping at the <initramfs> prompt?

I am running Debian Xfce on virtual box(Host OS : Ubuntu 12.04 LTS).In Debian i downloaded the source code of Linux kernel-2.6.32.61 from https://www.kernel.org/ and i configured it and compiled it ...
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how to enter into my win7 from rescue mode?

I have installed dual os :win7+debian7 on my pc.In the grub.cfg: menuentry "Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1)" --class windows --class os { insmod part_msdos insmod ntfs set root='(hd0,msdos1)' ...
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How to mount encrypted rootfs using uboot without entering password on beaglebone black

I am using Beaglebone Black as my board. I want to encrypt internal eMMC of BBB.(rootfs) I am using debian. there is two partition on eMMC. 1st for boot :vfat 16 (which include MLO and u-boot.img ) ...
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Errors were encountered while processing fuse

I was updating my system (Debian Sid x64) using apt-get, but I got the following error: Setting up fuse (2.9.3-14) ... dpkg: error processing package fuse (--configure): subprocess installed ...
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The following packages have been kept back

I'm running 64-bit Debian Wheezy. Recently when I do apt-get upgrade I get this: The following packages have been kept back: libsmbclient libtevent0 samba-libs It's driving me crazy. I though I ...
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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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How to trigger an action on double-tap of a keyboard button?

I'd like to learn how to trigger something in my debian box on double-tap of a key (let's say l-shift). My setup is X11 based. Should I look into doing in my MW (xmonad) or on a lower level? Forgive ...
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Debian 7.5 Prevents Access to Router, Hardware is OK

My Problem: I can't access my router from the Problem OS (Debian 7.5) of my main computer. I am sure the hardware is okay. It would be problematic to reinstall the Problem OS. Problem OS Symptoms ...
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How to easily edit control file in deb package

Is there a way to easily edit control file in deb package. Doesn't matter on which system (Linux, Mac OS X etc.) Maybe someone knows a good script to make it automated?
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Fancontrol starts manually but fails as service

When fancontrol is started from the terminal it works fine # fancontrol Loading configuration from /etc/fancontrol ... Common settings: INTERVAL=2 Settings for ...
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Shared clipboard in Virtualbox with command line only Debian guest

I have a Debian guest installed on a Windows 7 host using Virtualbox. The installation included virtualbox-ose-guest-utils by default, so I should have everything I need. How can I turn on the shared ...
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pm-utils hook-script failed on pkill signal (Beagle-Bone)

i want my application be notified (signaled) if my BBB Board is going to suspend or resume. so i added a hook-script in #! /bin/sh #/etc/pm/sleep.d/15_myapp case "$1" in suspend) ...
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chrooting ngIRCd on Debian

I am wanting to set up an IRC server on a Linode instance. I'm a bit nervous about the IRCd being a possible attack vector on the system. So in addition to using a non-standard connection port, I want ...
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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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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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Disappearing Crontab, Odd Files

I have a number of Debian-based systems running on an ARM-based SBC connected to a network and they've been running for years. All of a sudden, when I log onto several devices, the cron file is ...
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Using iw to add a virtual wireless interface, getting the error “No such device (-19)”

I am trying to add a virtual wireless interface to my debian squeeze system using iw. The output of iw list is shown below: root@alix:~# iw list Wiphy phy0 I am using the command: iw dev phy0 ...
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Creating remote user to launch one file

Here is the problem: I have made something with python that works with virtually any OS, except windows, and I have been told the people who are going to evaluate/use/try it only have windows ...
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Access network share in Debian?

I've just gained full root access through SSH to my readyNAS which runs Debian and I am looking into ways of making network shares available directly on the readyNAS. I guess my syntax is completely ...
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How do I install Citrix ICA Client (Receiver) 13 on Debian 64-bit Linux?

The Citrix ICA Client (Receiver) 13 has many i386 dependencies, so I cannot install on my amd64 (64-bit) Debian Linux. How can I make this work?
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SCEP trustpoint equivalent for ipsec scepclient

I can't seem to wrap my mind around what exactly the cisco reference to a trustpoint is, as pertains to a scep request. I am trying to perform this request on a ubiquiti edgerouter which has ...
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Newly installed Webmin/Virtualmin returns “Internal Server Errors” for all websites

I've created a Debian 7 64-bit VPS with DigitalOcean, and I have installed Webmin and Virtualmin on this server. I've created a virtual server (as virtualmin calls it) on the system and it's been ...
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Exit vi on serial console

I have this ubiquiti edge router that I have connected to using a serial adapter and Putty. After entering the vi editor, I find no way to exit. Nothing I have tried so far gets into command mode, ...
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Making proxies on Debian

Hi guys I am trying to create SOCKS Proxies on my VPS and currently am not getting too far so any help is well appreciated. Here's a few details on my VPS: It is running Debian linux, has 512mb ram ...
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Cannot start chromium on vncserver without --no-sandbox option

I've got server with Debian 7.0 and I installed vnc4server with fluxbox and chromium (same happens on google chrome, though) on it. When I try to open chromium, I get this error: PID namespaces ...
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Red Hat-Like Startup for Debian (ok symbol)?

One thing I kind of liked about the old Red Hat startup (I was using version 9) is the way it shows every process during startup with an [OK] symbol on the right (or [Failed] if it did not work), ...
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Is there an equivalent of arch linux's yaourt in debian?

I am an arch linux user using some debian machines. I am very used to using yaourt to install any and every random thing I can think of so that even random packages are version controlled on my ...
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How to apt-update when apt is not accepting the repository?

I want to do apt-get update on my debian machine. However, I am getting this. Get:4 http://deb.torproject.org squeeze Release [2,951 B] Err http://deb.torproject.org squeeze Release (other ...
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recovering a broken GNOME-desktop in debian wheezy

an hour ago I had a working gnome-desktop on my debian system (thinkpad x121e). Then I installed compiz that crashed. After a reboot the gnome-desktop no longer started. Then I did some upgrades ...
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How to get codename (“wheezy” or “sid”) of a package version?

apt-cache show shows various versions of the package # apt-cache show libc6:i386 Package: libc6 Version: 2.17-97 Architecture: i386 ... Package: libc6 Status: install ok installed Version: 2.17-7 ...
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How to apply a kernel patch from lkml?

How do I patch the kernel from a patch from lkml? Specifically this link : https://lkml.org/lkml/2014/5/9/517 I am running debian. I know how to roll a deb package, but I can't figure out how to do ...
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Can't open an SSH session because of OpenSSL version mismatch

I just ran apt-get upgrade, and according to /var/log/apt/history.log, openssl has been updated to version 1.0.1e-2+rvt+deb7u7. Now I have one SSH session still open, but I can't open another one. I ...
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wbar recognised as dock by openbox

I'm debian user. I have got tint2 dock on the top and this is recognized by openbox. I mean when new window appears it is under tint2. I have installed wbar as well. Here's the problem. I don't want ...
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Retrieve wpa_supplicant configuration generated by NetworkManager

I'm trying to debug a NetworkManager-powered wireless connection. It works when I feed wpa_supplicant with a custom wpa_supplicant.conf file written by me, but when I configure NetworkManager with the ...
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Port Forwarding with the real IP-address

How to implement port forwarding, so that would be displayed on the host real IP and non-IP machine, as it comes with SNAT DNET with IPTABLES The scheme is about the The machine-HETE with IP ...
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How to send a BREAK on a serial port from command line in Raspbian Linux?

I am looking for a way to send a serial BREAK from a shell script in the Debian Linux that comes default on a Raspberry PI without needing any additional software to be downloaded or compiled. ...
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How to disable the screen (Linux without X)

I would like to know if there is any way I can disable the screen on a linux distro I'm using Debian. I found a few way to do that with X installed, but not without X.
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How can I produce high CPU load on a Linux server?

I'm currently in the process of debugging a Cacti installation and want to create CPU load to debug my CPU utilization graphs. I tried to simply run cat /dev/zero > /dev/null, which works great, ...
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Debian: Version number of installed package differ from those in repository causing dependency issues

I can't install libav-dbg due to dependency issues with version numbers of installed packages, that do not correspond to those in the repository. How is this possible, and how can i resolve the issue? ...
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Can't disable SSHD banner

So, I have a WD MyBookLive NAS, which runs an ugly PPC build of Debian Squeeze. It has SSH access enabled, and when I log in, I get a long banner message (closer to an epic saga in length) about ...
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How should I configure Xen to allow multiple different IP ranges in the domUs?

I'm trying to get Xen running in a setup where the domUs have a completely different IP than the dom0 (not in the same network range). This answer got everything working within the same /24 range, but ...
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PHP in Debian Terminal not working with extensions

I have Debian 7 installed on my server with a standard LAMP stack and also Mongo DB. Mongo as well as other third party PHP extensions work correctly through apache. These extensions however do not ...
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Some folders are created by an unknown program

This is an NTFS partition and some program keeps rewriting these folders (except Muzik which is my own created folder, RECYCLER and $RECYCLE.BIN) even after I delete them. Do you know how to figure ...
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Fancontrol service starts but exits

I start the fancontrol service but it doesn't do its job (control fans). # service fancontrol start [ ok ] Starting fancontrol (via systemctl): fancontrol.service. # service fancontrol status ...
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Debian USB install cannot find hard drives

I'm attempting to install Debian wheezy onto a new server box I just built, however the auto-detection for the platter drives and SSDs (using SATA 6gbps) does not seem to pull up anything. In fact, ...
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Operation not permitted error when deleting as root

I got into a weird situation. I got a 1Tb portable HD filled with some contents. It was used in Windows and as always packed with virus. I tried deleting some folders as root. But the following error ...
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Installation of Git on Debian 7.4 fails

I tried to install Git (from source) on Debian 7.4, but the installation fails with the following message: Writing perl.mak for Git Writing MYMETA.yml * new perl-specific parameters GEN ...