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Restricted user on debian 7

I have small dedicated server and I want to create user with restricted permissions, I want him to use only his home directory, I don't want him to look at other folders etc., is there any way? :) ...
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Very slow connection with Airbase-ng

I have got a RasberryPi (B+) running debian. I am trying to create my own wireless network where I can scan all the traffic. I am using Airbase-ng (1.2 beta3). When I connect my phone or ipad with ...
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Many LXC (with Proxmox) behind a single IP address

I want to use different LXC (Linux Containers) with the help of Proxmox running on Debian. At the moment I have only one public IP Adress provided by my hoster. IP Adress: 193.111.140.1XY ...
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why upgrade and dist-upgrade in scripts?

I see quite a lot scripts where there is apt-get update && apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade I thought upgrade is included in dist-upgrade, why do they keep doing this?
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How to install geforce drivers on CrunchBang?

I never used linux before so this is my first time. I had a hard time figuring out how to install chrome here, and now it works. But I can't find a way to install the .run file I download from ...
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dvgrab on Debian gives “no camera exists”

I have an old Canon HV20 camcorder with a Firewire interface. I haven't really been copying movies out of it much beyond to my old Macbook, which is more or less broken down by now. That is why I got ...
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Module is found by python2.7 but not python3.4 in debian 8

I m trying to use a python module in python3.4 but I did the whole PythonPath variable thing in my .bashrc file and the module only works with python 2.7. If I run python3.4 interactively and try to ...
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How to write to HFS+ through AFP/Netatalk without permission denied and cnid_metad error?

I spend the last 24 hours installing my debian server with all kind of packages. As this server runs in Mac OS X (10.8) Environment, my initial goal was to use this server as a TimeCapsule ...
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Transfer APT package choices from one computer to another

What are the export and import commands for the APT system? The dpkg tool has --get-selections and --set-selections, which are mnemonically-helpful UI for “export” and “import” of the dpkg database. ...
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Wodim can't open SCSI driver in Debian Jessie?

I'm attempting to write an ISO image to a CD on Debian Jessie. I have the CD in the drive, and it appears that all of the symbolic links are pointing where they should be, and the kernel recognized my ...
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How do I recover LXDE on my system?

Recently I was playing around with LXDE on Debian, customizing the panel, and so... But after I installed obkey and logged out and logged in to use it, LXDE didn't load anymore. GNOME works fine. ...
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Protect debian from a typical dropper (malware)?

I have a Debian box that I have pretty secure. Browsers are rarely used, except lynx which is used almost exclusively to download specific files. The daemon servers running on the machine are just a ...
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After installing Debian, can't update

I tried editing the sources.list file to update the repo but it didn't work. Here is my list atm: # # deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 8.3.0 _Jessie_ - Official amd64 lxde-CD Binary-1 $ deb ...
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Asus Vivotab 8 Attaching powered USB hub support for installing linux

I'm trying to install a linux version on my Vivotab 8 (no stylus). The problem is that when I attach a powered USB hub to the micro usb slot to install Linux from USB with keyboard possibilities, the ...
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Debian 8 restore sound card driver

I have installed the Nvidia graphic drivers on Debian 8, which has actually fixed the opengl rendering issues.It looks like the Nvidia has also installed somekind of sound drivers, which broke the ...
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how to install fglrx driver on debian testing when the package has been removed from testing?

Debian tracker says that the fglrx drivers have been removed from stretch / testing I tried to install the stable version but the modules aren't building on the 4.3 kernel the testing is currently ...
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100% Usage /dev/dm-1

Today I noticed a strange issue on my Debian Jessie Laptop. Apparently I've ran out of space. df shows that /dev/dm-1 is full, but I am not sure why. I have been downloading a couple of ISO's using ...
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NFS mount causes boot delay

When booting my debian unstable linux box the process is delayed when it attempts to mount NFS partitions from another machine which is not switched on. The message displayed during boot is: [*** ] ...
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How do I install a package from a different source, and let it update all dependencies as well?

I'm trying to install nvidia-driver from Debian experimental: $ sudo apt-get install nvidia-driver=352.63-1 But I'm getting a dependency error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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View list of updated packages after apt-upgrade on debian-based linux systems

I just did an update on my Debian system and it was very long. I'd like to know now, after the upgrades have already been applied, which packages were upgraded and which were not.
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CUDA 7.0 and 7.5 drivers do not work on Debian Wheezy KVM guest

Hit across a roadblock and any help would be much appreciated! I have successfully managed to passthrough a GTX970 card to a KVM guest running Debian Jessie(3.16 Kernel), and am able to run CUDA 7.5 ...
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Full external USB drive

I've got a Linux system (Raspbian running on a Raspberry PI). An external USB 1 TB drive (formatted in FAT32) is attached and mounted to the system. Here it is my problem: When I launch the df ...
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How to install workrave on a Debian based distro?

I wanted to install an application to prevent repetitive strain injury. I tried workrave, but it does not install. I do not know how to compile the source. Is it possible to do something about it?
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Are IceWeasel / IceCat just re-brandings, or are they actually different from Firefox / Thunderbird?

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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-bash: /etc/bash.bashrc: Permission denied I have no name

I have a Debian Wheezy server running, and a test-backup was just run - However, it went the other way! I cleaned it up the best I could, but I'm getting a VERY annoying error now. Root login is ...
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GRUB2, how to automatically boot Debian?

About 1.5 year ago I got myself a new Acer laptop that came with Windows. The first thing I did was a complete format and install Ubuntu, I think it was version 14. Trying to manage Python versions I ...
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Apt-cache: How to list all installed packages with version number?

apt-cache dump --installed doesn't work, it lists uninstalled packages as well. I want to list the install packages each by one line, with the installed version number.
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Nvidia GeForce Go 7300 + debian, kernel 4.3.0 (jessie-backports) + GDM3

Xorg seems to start ok, since I can play with the mouse pointer... But GDM3 doesn't show the login prompt like it should. I can't login! With kernel 3.16 from jessie Xorg wouldn't start unless I ...
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Can't enable nVidia proprietary driver with bumblebee on debian 8

I am running the Debian 8.0 64bit (Jessie, the stable release) on my HP laptop. I am having hard time in installing the proprietary nVidia driver of my graphic card 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller ...
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Debian - Framebuffer resolution

I use Debian 8 (testing), with nvidia non-free drivers (DKMS). When X is run I've 1920x1080 resolution on full screen. Problems starts, when I switch to console (for example "ctr+alt+1") then I see ...
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NVidia drivers in Debian testing

I was trying to compile the nvidia (proprietary) drivers yesterday (there is some old version in Debian testing, 173.something I believe), but it failed miserably. Anyone managed to fix the problem? ...
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“iw” and some of its commands do not return any output

I've been trying to set up my ARM based computer so that it becomes a hotspot and a client at the same time. However all of the information I've found about such functionality mention the iw command ...
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Nmcli and WPA-INFRA

Currently, I am running Debian Jessie on my thinkpad. At my work, I connect to a wifi network (WPA-INFRA) that everyone uses. Lately, I have been experimenting with the window manager dwm and I have ...
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Control characters enter mode instead of regular ones on Debian

I have stumbled upon a strange thing while working on Debian (stretch). After doing some editing in vim and switching between different screen TTYs, suddenly vim had stopped receiving my keystrokes, ...
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How to install Xibo Client on Raspberry Pi Model B?

I have a Raspberry Pi Model B and need to install the digital signage Xibo Client, the OS installed on the Raspberry Pi is Raspbian 7. I followed this tutorial step by step three times but it gave ...
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How to prevent Chromium from scaling a bitmapped font?

[NB: The description below refers exclusively to Chromium; I have not tested any of this with Chrome, since I have no access to it. I still included [google-chrome] among the post's tags, because an ...
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Run ethtool after boot

I'm running lmde 2, and My net card doesn't seem to be able to work with my modem unless I set it to work with 10 mbps. Currently I'm using the command: sudo ethtool -s eth0 speed 10 duplex full ...
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Trouble with my NVIDIA Geforce 6150 on Debian Wheezy

I own a HP Pavilion dv2025nr which has a NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 card. I installed Debian Wheezy which currently installs GNOME 3. I need to install nvidia-glx in order to use my card at full ...
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Debian Multi Monitor setup lost after reboot

Ok i am now struggling with this problem since a few days. My problem is i am not able to save the current monitor settings, to apply / save after a reboot. I have 3 monitors and want to mirror 2 of ...
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How to install GnuPG on Debian/Kali Linux?

I would like to know how to install GnuPG on Debian (this case it's Kali). I understand you have to compile it, I can't find a pre-compiled version anywhere.
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Debian Testing (Jessie) custom kernel and ATI driver installation borked

I am on Debian Jessie/Sid 64-bit and trying to use: 3.12.0-customkernel 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev ...
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“top” like utility for AMD GPUs on a headless machine

For monitoring CPU usage, there is top (well, I use htop). Is there a top-like utility for GPUs? I have an ATI Radeon HD 4650 in a computer running Debian Squeeze (x86). Thing is, it's running ...
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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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fglrx-legacy-driver not seeing Radeon HD 4650 AGP

I am running Debian Squeeze on an old Dell Dimension 8300 box. It has an AGP Radeon HD 4650 card. I use this machine to mine bitcoins, and today I noticed that the machine had rebooted! My precious ...
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Use file/folder permissions of parent folder

I have a folder called Container with the permissions 770. So that the owner and the owner group can execute, read and modify the folder. But when the owner adds files or folders to Container, they ...
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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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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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How to list root in screen login user list on Debian?

Okay, so I can login to root acc on Debian (gnome), but I always have to click Not listed? and then pass root and password. Can I somehow make root appear in this screen login, so I would just click ...
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Installing Skype on Debian stretch/sid 64 bit without breaking the system

I'm not able to install skype-debian_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb on Debian stretch/sid amd64. I followed the guide in the Skype website for Debian 7+ at 64 bit, that states to: dpkg --add-architecture i386 ...
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configure error: GNU gettext tools not found; required for intltool

I am using Linux for the first 2 days. I am doing my best to learn the terminal commands etc. I am currently trying to install Gimp. After doing ./configure it gives me this error: configure: ...