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Debian loopback interface massive traffic

I'm facing a huge problem: my HDD will be filled up in 2 hours. Only All 500GB will be full and size split between syslog kernel.log messages and debug. I used: tcpdump -n -i lo and tcpdump goes ...
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apt-get suggests removing unrelated apps after uninstalling LibreOffice

I'm using Debian 8. I wanted to remove LibreOffice so I executed a command: # sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice* From the packages that were about to be removed I noticed "gnome" but I ...
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Touchpad not detected in Kali Linux

Running a Dell 3147 11 inch 2 in 1 with Kali installed on the ssd, it doesn't detect the touchpad. I looked under xinput and it doesn't show up. I've tried this: ...
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Are IceWeasel and IceCat just different rebrandings, or are they 'really' different?

As we know, Firefox' branding (name, logo etc.) is non-free copyrighted, so some Linux distributions package (more-)fully-free versions. However, I can't get a straight explanation on Wikipedia (here ...
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Setting Up Virtual Box and or Guest Debian run on wifi adapter?

I'm currently running Debian 8.2 as a host and as a guest on Virtual Box 5 in bridge mode. Why I'm doing this is for kernel testing and wanted to isolate my work environment with my testing. What I ...
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Can't set Xfce4 as default in SLiM (Simple Login Manager)

I'm running SLiM 1.3.4-2 on a Raspberry Pi with Raspbian. I have Xfce4 and LXDE installed. When SLiM shows up it says Session: default and when I run that LXDE starts. I want Xfce4 as default. I've ...
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Transmission is using a weirdo file browser instead of my default kde file browser

I just install Debian Lenny with KDE. In transmission when I right click a torrent and choose "open folder" it opens in Baobab then I need to right click the file and choose "Open folder" to finally ...
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SD card Size not reading properly (Debian Linux)

I have a MicroSD card that has 128M printed on the card, however when I ran a command to check, it always shows up as a 7.4G drive with a 119M Partition, I get the same result whether I'm using fdisk ...
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How can I run a copy of my Linode VPS in VMWare Fusion 5 on my Mac?

I’ve just signed up for Linode, and having set up my Linode server (from their Debian 7 image), I’m trying to download a copy of it to run on VMWare Fusion 5 on my Mac. I’ve followed their ...
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How did this ZIP file print to my command line when I extracted it?

I downloaded a font from www.fontspace.com today. It came in a basic .zip file and so I moved it into its own new folder to extract it (I'm tired of extracting things just to find that they were ...
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Setting environment variables in Linux for all processes

I am using Ubuntu 9.1 (Karmic Koala) on my server. A simple matter of setting environment variables so that they are globally available across all processes is driving me crazy and I'd appreciate ...
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How do I deploy IPv6 within a LAN using a Debian based router and prefix delegation?

My ISP started using DHCPv6, which means with this /etc/network/interfaces... auto lo eth0 eth1 iface lo inet loopback allow-hotplug eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.0.1 netmask ...
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unrar all rar files in a directory with linux

I am trying to extract many rar files at once, but with no successful. I am trying in the order: >ls *.rar|xargs unrar x >ls *.rar|xargs unrar e >unrar e -r *.rar >for f in *.rar;do unrar ...
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What is the minimal lines of text needed for a desktop entry to autostart after GUI login?

Most desktop Linux distros allow you to autostart applications in a flexible manner as described in Freedesktop.org's Autostart spec. There are two steps: 1. mkdir -p $HOME/.config/autostart 2. create ...
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Unrar files via debian command line

The unrar command does not seem to work for some files. If I unrar the files with WinRar on Windows it works without a charge. These files are password encrypted and split into multiple files.
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Join multiple MP3 files (lossless)

How do you join multiple MP3 files into one? "cat" and "mp3wrap" are no good as they produce non standard MP3 files. I know I can use audacity, but when you have 1000's of MP3 files to join into ...
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Run a script during shutdown/termination of an aws instance

I need to execute a script during shutdown/termination of an AWS instance(debian). I added my script to the /etc/init.d/myscript and a symlink to /etc/rc0.d/K01myscript however I noticed that when I ...
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Install .deb packages into mounted fs

I have a ext2 partition on CF card to use in external device. I've inserted this card into my PC and mount it as /mnt/linux. I've installed (extracted) a linux distribution to this partition. And I ...
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Reaver used to work so fluently, im getting FAILED TO ASSOCIATE.?

I am running debian the latest with amd64 on a dell inspiron 1564 with a Broadcom pci adapter BCM4312 part of the B43xx family. im also running the latest version of reaver now I know this adapter I ...
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Iceweasel crashing on Debian Live USB?

Occasionally, the Iceweasel browser crashes to desktop on my Debian Live USB. This appears to be a RAM allocation problem. How do I fix this?
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Debian Live USB limitations: Is it safe to install adobe flash player?

I'm running a Debian Live USB and I want to install Adobe Flash. I want to know if this is a bad idea because I 'bricked' a USB once before when I installed an application on it.
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How to create persistence storage on a Debian live USB?

I want to create persistence storage on an 8gb Debian live USB. I am on a windows 10 machine, and Win32 Disk Manager is not an option because of malware warnings. The guides I've found say to use ...
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Mount: unknown filesystem type 'swap'

I'm running vanilla Debian Jessie and I need to enable swap file. It works fine when I use swapon /var/swap.img but I'm unable to make it mount with fstab at boot time. The following entry in fstab: ...
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debian and owncloud accessible by name in LAN?

I would like to set up a debian machine with an owncloud. I would like to achieve, that the machine is reachable by webbrowser just by entering an address, not an IP address. - in LAN only. So I do ...
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How to change the niceness of openvpn on debian?

I am currently using debian 8.2 with systemd. $ cat /etc/default/openvpn ... # WARNING: If you're running systemd the rest of the # options in this file are ignored. ... # Optional arguments to ...
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Laptop screen flickering (refresh rate issue?)

I have an hp elitebook 8440p with a 14 inch screen and I am running KDE on Debian 8. Sometimes my laptop screen starts flickering and I thought the refresh rate might be wrong. But I should add most ...
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how to properly remove an administrator's account from server

We have several administrators on our Debian servers and one has left our company. In leaving, he removed his own account. He was the first user on a bunch of our systems, so now any files that he ...
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How to start a program on user login in Debian but disallow interactive shell

I want to have a user in Debian 7.x with the following restrictions: When the user logs in, a command-line program will automatically start in the user shell session. Then the program will parse the ...
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The system network services are not compatible with this version

I'm using linux. I started to install kali on my pc and kali didnt recognise my usb wifi adapter tplink TL-WN727. I started searching for drivers and installing backports. I used apt-get upgrade and ...
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How to correctly set this wired Internet connection on Debian?

I need to create new network settings for my Debian Jessie installation because it doesn't seem to work anymore after the router got broken and I plugged in the main network cable directly. The ...
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Debian 8 Installer (partman) doesn't detect Hard Disk Drives on Ultrabook, but all other linux commands (fdisk -l, lsblk…) does detect

I'm installing Debian 8.0.0 and 8.1.0 (both amd64) on a Ultrabook (Dell Inspiron 14z 5423) which has both a SSD and a SATA HDD. During the install, when it asks for partitioning, I choose "manual" ...
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How to install Windows 10 after Debian

I want to install Windows 10 on my laptop with Debian Jessie on it. I installed my Debian in EFI mode with graphical options. Could someone point me to a good tutorial, what I have to set, what to ...
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Debian Unstable x64: ALSA equalizer plugin unavailable to i386 applications, no sound

I'm running Debian Unstable x64, but sometime use legacy applications or games that are only available in i386. With plain ALSA (there's only so much PulseAudio a sane person can take), i386 ...
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“Reboot: power down” issues in Debian Jessie

So, the shortish version: My system will no longer power down after I issue a shutdown command (either from within KDE or on the command line, or it would seem Windows), I see the line "Reboot: power ...
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How to install encrypted linux debian using hardware encryption on SSD

I got a partitioned SSD, 300gb for windows (unencrypted) and 200gb for linux debian that I would like to encrypt. Does anyone know how I can encrypt the linux system on the partition using the ...
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Where to find Debian security update release dates

While digging into my Debian system, I could not find any way to tell how long security updates had been pending. Even on the Debian package page and security-tracker sites, no dates are mentioned ...
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Is it possible to “peek” on another users session on the command line

I have deployment systems which connect via SSH and execute tasks after uploading files (namely deployhq.com). In my instance they're connecting to CentOS, Wheezy or Jessie servers. I only get ...
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Booting Linux from pendrive very slow

I installed the newer Debian Jessie to my pen drive using VMWare Workstation. When used with VMware the Os works fine and fast. But when I try to boot my laptop using the pen drive, it takes 20 ...
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Writing/reading data while rebuilding RAID array

I understand its best to limit disk activity as much as possible during a RAID rebuild/resync to reduce the risk of data loss and to prevent slowing down the rebuild process by adding more activity. ...
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Automatic root login in Debian 8.0 (console only)

Is there any simple and straightforward way in which I can set my Debian 8.2 box to automatically login, at startup, with the root account on the console? There is no GUI installed on the machine. ...
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How to install Firefox on Debian [duplicate]

How to install Firefox on Debian? I try: Append repo deb http://packages.linuxmint.com debian import to file /etc/apt/sources.list. And then apt-get update apt-get install firefox, but I not ...
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Debian update: how to get more readable diff output?

I like working with apt-get on servers, but it's very cumbersome to go through the diffs of config files when upgrading a system to a new Debian version. Ideally it should be easy to hide changes in ...
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No sound coming from laptop headphone on Kali Linux

I'm running Kali Linux 1.1.0 on UEFI mode I'm in trouble with headphone jack.Speaker works well, but headphone don't have any sound, it's worked perfect before, but suddenly the sound on headphone ...
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How do I disable automount in Debian 8?

I've managed to override any automounting in Debian 7 by opening GParted before connecting any USB drive or hotplugging Sata drives. But now in Debian 8, this doesn't work anymore since Gparted went ...
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How to put a KVM/libvirt guest in dmz?

I have my network based on a router running ipFire. A host server on debian wheezy is running libvirt/KVM to host several guests. Those are connected to the private network (192.168.2.0 "green") via ...
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How to update the system using the terminal?

I normally update my Linux Debian using the Update manager, but how can I do that using the terminal?
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Use letter keys to input number without Fn function

My keyboard does not have a Fn key, nor a number pad. But I would like to input lots of number with a number pad layout. I wonder if there is an application, which can change some letters, say, ...
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Can't use my mouse in my xfce

I logged in my xfce session today, and I just can't use my mouse. I had the same problem before, going in System settings and disabling/enabling the mouse fixed the problem. But now: nothing works. I ...
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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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Difference between ARM64, ARMel, and ARMhf

I am trying to download a Debian image for an ARM Cortex-A7 processor but I can't figure out which image to download. I have looked on the Debian website, and see three different downloads for ARM ...