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Visual editor for graphviz DOT files

Sometimes big .gv/.dot Graphviz DOT files I write get screwed when I use dot to export them to .png. Circles get kind of almost-stacked and arrows start to get hard to follow. I seem to be in the need ...
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System hangs at boot after making application autostart

I developed an application using Qt for Debian-KDE platform. To make application automatically start at boot, I cretae a Desktop Entry file in /home/user_name/.kde/Autostart/ This leads to freeze ...
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chown - operation not permitted as root

I'm using ISPConfig + Apache2 on a Debian server. I created a user which is going to be used for a certain client folder in /var/www/clients. Whenever I run the command chown -R user123 client2 as ...
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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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Debian - Postgresql can't install /etc/postgresql after purge

While trying to install DAVICAL on debian wheezy (7.5) I faced a problem and had to purge the postgresql package that is a davical requirement, and then tried to install it again. The installation ...
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What is the relationship between Unix, Linux, Ubuntu and Debian?

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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Linux - Encrypt folder (no kernel modules allowed)

I'm trying to encrypt a folder on the fly on Debian Wheezy or create an encrypted container. The problem is: My VPS provider doesn't allow kernel modules. So far I tried EncFS, eCryptFS, dm-crypt and ...
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Apache server not accessible over Internet:

I am trying to access my web server (Debian, running Apache 2.2.22) from outside my LAN but the web browser says "This webpage is not available" when I type a.b.c.d:8080 in my URL bar (a.b.c.d is my ...
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Looking for PHP memory/CPU graph generator

Basically, that's what I'm looking for. I want an app that makes a live graph of the server's CPU and RAM usage. Is there anything like this?
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Email file and folder list with size?

I am trying to get a list of all files and folders with there sizes (upto 1st level, i.e. file and folder names with there sizes in current directory) emailed to me via an python script. I got the ...
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Is my server still vulnerable to Shell Shock?

I updated my Debian server since Shell Shock vulnerability was known. Before update, I had: $ env x='() { :;}; echo vulnerable' bash -c "echo this is a test" vulnerable this is a test Now, I have: ...
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Minimum size of a boot partition on debian

I'm setting up an old box with Debian; what I'm aiming at is a very minimalistic system for a more or less educational purpose (just a router/proxy or a system with some network cards configured as a ...
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How do I remove Java in Debian?

java -version java version "1.6.0_18" OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 1.8.13) (6b18-1.8.13-0+squeeze2) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 14.0-b16, mixed mode) There doesn't seem to be an easy ...
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Show notification as root to other users on KDE

I need to show notification messages to different users as root on a Debian system running KDE with a bash or python script. What I tried so far are: export DISPLAY=:X (X symbolizes the remote host ...
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Udev rule not working on Debian.

I can detect and mount my USB drive on my Debian VM machine. And the first post here works on my Ubuntu machine. Should not it work on Debian too? It doesn't ofcourse. Why is that?
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What happens when directory contents change during tar?

I have a large directory that I'm taring. It takes a long time and I was wondering what happens when the directory contents change whilst tar is still doing its thing.
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How can I map Win + L to lock screen in KDE4?

How can I map the keyboard shortcut to locking a session in KDE 4?
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Availability of new apt syntax

I've noticed on Ubuntu >= 14.04, it is possible to use such syntax as apt install mypackage, no longer requiring use of the traditional set of apt tools like apt-get and apt-cache. Not only is the ...
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USB fails to be mounted or detected on Debian machine

My lsusb command says this: Bus 001 Device 002: ID 80ee:0021 VirtualBox USB Tablet Bus 002 Device 005: ID 0951:1642 Kingston Technology DT101 G2 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 ...
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{Debian}External disk unmounting on big files upload with seafile [duplicate]

So I recently bought a little dev board (radxa) to use with a spare external drive that I had to create a dropbox clone. At first I was using Owncloud but due to my system limitation (32 bit) php ...
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{Debian}External disk unmounting and corrupting on big files upload with seafile

So I recently bought a little dev board (radxa) to use with a spare external drive that I had to create a dropbox clone. At first I was using Owncloud but due to my system limitation (32 bit) php ...
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Take a screenshot with VLC in debian CLI

I have a peerflix stream on my linux machine which I want to open with VLC, take several screenshots at pre defined sections and save them to disk. I managed to get this to work on windows using the ...
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debian connect to wireless always fails

I am trying to connect my Debian jessie machine to a wireless network with SSID myssid. When I issue the command # iw dev wlan0 connect -w myssid it shows the following: wlan0 (phy #0): connected to ...
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Make two disks appear as one big share on LAN

I bought 2 x 2TB disks for a NAS server, (linux debian). I want to make both drives appear as one big 4TB disk on the LAN. This can be done with software RAID (JBOD) or LVM I suppose. There are other ...
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How to scan using Canon MF3010 in Debian

Recently I bought a Canon MF3010 All in one printer. I got the printing to work after installing the drivers from Canon's website and adding it in CUPS. How ever I am unable to make use of the ...
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Enable FTP disable SSH

I would like to know how enabling FTP access while disabling SSH access for all users except root and admin. I tried to change the shell : /usr/sbin/nologin is no good because disable both and ...
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chrooted sftp user with write permissions to /var/www

I am getting confused about this setup that I am trying to deploy. I hope someone of you folks can lend me a hand: much much appreciated. Background info Server is Debian 6.0, ext3, with ...
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no version information available (required by /usr/bin/ssh)

I am getting no version information available when making ssh. Openssl verion: sat:~# openssl version OpenSSL 1.0.1f 6 Jan 2014 Here is output of ldd /usr/bin/ssh: /usr/bin/ssh: ...
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Need help installing Shrewsoft VPN Client on Linux via CLI

I have been trying to get the Shrewsoft VPN client to run on my Debian x64 server without success. I compiled and installed it without errors. Executing ikec without parameters returns no errors. ...
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Add option to GDM 3.x that does not have gui

You know how when you login with GDM, and you can select a variety of desktop environments? For instance, mine has Cinnamon, GNOME 3, xfce. How could I add an option that logs you in without a gui? ...
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What prevents my server being contactable from the internet?

I have 3 devices in my home network; a Netgear ReadyNAS, a Raspberry Pi [Pi1] running Raspbian Debian and a Raspberry Pi [Pi2] running XBMC which I think is also based on Debian. I have set up 3 port ...
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Access denied error with svlogd

I've setup a debian wheezy server and I'm using runit to keep my services humming along. I've also configured svlogd, but that's where I'm getting problems. When the services start I run "ps aux" and ...
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Can't install graphics driver on Wheezy - Using Inspiron 3537

I've recently installed Debian Wheezy 7.5 and dual booted it with Ubuntu 14.04. I've installed all of the drivers except the graphics driver which I've been trying to install for a couple of days. ...
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How to use update-alternatives for a given user

Is there any way to use update-alternative "user wide" ? I mean that it would be great to set preferences per user. Does Debian provide some tools for that ?
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Starting a .jar GUI file using Linux

So I have Raspberry Pi running Debian and I also have a .jar program that has a GUI for Point-of-Sale System. So how do you configure Linux to start the x window system without displaying a full ...
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Create RAM disk on the VM, or on the host?

I am interacting programatically between two programs (Matlab, and ISpice), where one program writes a file to disk then the other reads it and writes another file to disk, which is read by the first. ...
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How to show KeePass2 tray icon in Xfce

I am running KeePass2 under Debian and Xfce (via mono), which basically works fine. I know there is KeePassX for Linux, but I would rather stick to KeePass2. The only bug (?) I have found so far is ...
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How to go through this duplicity stalled connection?

I am trying to set up backups via duplicity. Here is the use case: ~$ duplicity --encrypt-key CA17A4FA --progress --ssh-options="-l 8192" ~/Documents/ ssh://my.distant.host/save/docs/Documents Local ...
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How to tell in linux when new USB devices are found?

Is there some way of telling when a change in hardware has been found in linux besides repeatedly polling for all the hardware and checking for changes? For instance, I wrote a script to mount my ...
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range of ssh tunnel port

I use ssh tunneling with : ssh -i <my_file> -R *:0:localhost:80 <my_name>@<host>. With the port = 0, the server assign me a port. How does the server choose and how can I config the ...
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alias mysql in .bashrc not working after login/reboot

After running apt-get update && apt-get upgrade this doesn't work anymore When I type mysql in the command line this error is returned -bash: mysql: command not found If I run this it ...
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How to adjust the screen resolution in Debian?

I've installed Debian testing from netist image in a AMD Radeon system. I am using Xorg and awesome wm. The default screen resolution is 1024x768 while my screen supports 1366x768. I've tried xrandr ...
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debian multi-arch, android sdk

I didn't know about the multi-arch big change on debian 7 wheezy, i'd have stuck with i386 install if I knew since I have no need for what amd64 brings to the table... but it is too late, i have a ...
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Can Linux be installed successfully on an intel atom D2500/GMA3600?

I'm triyng to install debian on an intel D2500HN motherboard that features the GMA3600 Power VR video chip. I tested various versions, 32 and 64 bit but the result is always the same: an artifact ...
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Can't install Skype on Debian through dpkg

This is my terminal output: # dpkg -i skype-debian_4.2.0.11-1_i386.deb Selecting previously unselected package skype. (Reading database ... 148114 files and directories currently installed.) ...
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mounting nfs gives “access denied by server while mounting (null)”

I've recently upgraded one of our machines to debian Squeeze from lenny. Previously, these machines mounted 2 NFS shares /home and /home/scans/data After the upgrade they can only mount one at a ...
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ST201 Ethernet driver for linux

I found an old Dell Optiplex GX620 and plan on using it as a router for a network for our student club. There is one ethernet controller onboard on the motherboard, and a friend had an older PCI ...
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sid bootuping to vt1 terminal - Cannot open display “default display”

Ones I wanted to make my computer boot to vt1 terminal, but I don't really record of doing so myself. And so it happens than during boot it loads with tricks (I have log but haven't checked it). It ...
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Debian: How to find which repository a package is located in?

I want to install a file libgmp-dev on my Debian Wheezy. Which repository should I add to my sources.list? In general, how to find in which repository a given package/program is available? Or is it ...
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Is my hard drive dying?

Im gettings strange error messages in the terminal. This is the output of dmesg: [ 3317.715990] ata4.00: exception Emask 0x10 SAct 0x78 SErr 0x400000 action 0x6 frozen [ 3317.716113] ata4.00: ...