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Debian: You need to load the kernel first

Recently I upgraded my Debian box to version 7.7. After reboot the following error occurs: Loading Linux 3.2.0-4-amd646 ... error: cannot read the Linux header. Loading initial ramdisk ... error: you ...
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DDoS Virus infection (as a unix service) on a Debian 8 VM Webserver

I maintain a (fully updated) Wordpress for a student team on a Virtual Machine on ~okeanos service for a couple of years. Today, the helpdesk informed me that i am conducting DDoS attacks, which - of ...
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iSCSI not mounting at boot

So I have setup an iSCSI disk with open-iscsi. I can connect and mount the disk, write and unmount manually. And I entered the related definition to fstab too, which is smt. like: dev/sdb1 ...
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Length of range in bash [duplicate]

I'm trying to delete some files in a directory using some commands. Using loop for i in $(ls -tr $path); ... i need to know length of $(ls -tr $path) How to get the number of files in directory $path ...
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Reset and Power buttons on the system block in Linux

In my Debian Linux PC the buttons Reset and Power on the system block do nothing. Is it possible the Reset button to make a soft reboot (the same as sudo reboot)? Is it likewise possible the Power ...
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Use different keyboard language than display language

I use Debian 7.7 Gnome fallback. Has anyone managed to have one display language and a different input language in gnome-terminal or Vinagre? I want to have language-specific symbols inaccessible ...
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how to query to find say 'TODO' from all installed packages on a Debian system?

I am looking to find the TODO files which are documents written by upstream developers when they are making some software. Is there a way to query that ? I am on jessie.
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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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Windows 8.1+Debian 7.7 (GRUB) Dual Boot across two SSDs not allowing restoration of MBR for Windows

I've tried too many different things to list, but I'll explain the main ones. SSD 1 => Windows 8.1 (Primary Boot in BIOS) SSD 2 => Debian 7.7 GRUB is currently in place as bootloader. I've ...
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How to query if a wlan interface is in monitor mode?

I am trying to write a shell script to query whether a wireless interface is in monitor mode or not. I was thinking about querying a file in the linux(debian) by doing a cat /proc/.. file system to ...
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Auto-login straight into desktop on Debian 7 with LXDE

Yesterday I have installed Debian on a virtual machine. I have SSH configured and everything set up. I don't like developing inside a VM. It doesn't help to resize the browser and test everything ...
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Why does clearing cookies fix a 408?

I am running firefox out of a debian vm, and get a lot of 408s back. Googling has told me that clearing cookies would fix that problem, and it does, but only until those cookies get set again. Does ...
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How do I get eth0 and wlan0 to coexist?

When I boot up with the wi-fi dongle plugged in and the Ethernet unplugged the interface wlan0 has an ip address and function as expected. When I subsequently plug in the Ethernet cable it assumes ...
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Is it posible to install debian as host and windows as guest and use nvidia drivers in windows “normally”?

i´m new in linux, but i started using debian in vmware. Now i have windows 7, and debian as a virtual machine. But I really liked that i can personalize a lot debian, so I decided to use definetly. ...
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Debian is installing to USB instead of HD?

I am trying to install Debian onto an old PC to practice some Linux sysadmin stuff but it continually install onto the USB instead of my hard drive. I have tried the guided and manual partitioning ...
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Install Debian to USB without unplugging Hard Drives

As the poster of the following question Install Debian To USB With State Saving I want to install Debian TO a USB drive. The problem is that in said question is said to make the process easier if the ...
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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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Can't transfer large files via nfs

When copying files to a mounted directory (nfs) it does so really fast in the beginning (>100 MB/s) but at around 1 gigabyte completed (using rsync) the speed drops until it stagnates at ~100 kB/s and ...
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Virtualbox 4.3.20 on Debian 7.7 as Host with Windows 7 as guest - can't save excel 2010 file on to external usb drive

Can't save excel 2010 files on to external usb drive: External usb drive is identified as JMicron USB to ATA/ATAPI bridge [0100] as a "USB device filter". However saving a text file created in ...
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Virtualbox can not add a machine: disk seems to be still attached to another machine

I had a virtual Debian server running on Debian host. After a reboot, the vdi images of the virtual machine simply vanished from configuration. I readded them, but it simply ignored the snapshots. I ...
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I am getting different internet speeds on different computers with the same settings

I have two Crunchbang machines with identical /etc/sysctl.conf and /etc/default/grub files. On both of the sysctl.conf files I have ipv6 disabled, and the grub files are at their defaults. However, I ...
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Eject CD (command) without aborting install

I'm working on a debian server, and my repositories are on 5 separate DVDs. While installing new programs, I'm often prompted to insert a different disc. The eject button on my cd drive is generally ...
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sudo apt-get update is not updating repositories in Debian Wheezy

I am trying to update repositories using following command but it is failing: sudo apt-get update Here is the output of above command: Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg Hit ...
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Read/Write simultaneously to mapped network drive (samba file share)

I've been playing around with a home debian server, and so far it basically just hosts a samba network drive that I plan on using to store archived movies/tv shows/podcasts, etc. In the process of ...
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UDF formatted hard disk reported full on windows 8.1 after having been modified on Debian

I bought a new usb hard drive for backing up some data, i decided to format it to UDF since it suits my needs and it's a fully open standard. I formatted it on windows 8.1, using UDF 2.01 for best ...
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How to fix apt-get missing key error after adding deb source for package?

I'm using Mint Linux 17. I tried to install a debian package by adding a repository to my source list like so: # add heroku repository to apt echo "deb http://toolbelt.heroku.com/ubuntu ./" > ...
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Seafile is stucked on “connecting server” phase in desktop client

I have setup Seafile 4.0.3 on Debian Wheezy 64 bit. Seahub is served via Nginx with SSL support. Web and Android apps work fine. But desktop client (Linux) is stucked while synchronizing a library ...
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none of the commands work in linux terminal

All of a sudden I can't execute any command in my debian terminal: pi@rpi ~ $ ls -bash: ls: command not found or pi@rpi ~ $ sudo omxplayer -r -o hdmi mymovie.mkv -bash: /usr/bin/sudo: No such file ...
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Network card names (eth0, eth1) missing after replacing the motherboard

I installed a new Mainboard (and CPU and RAM) (ASRock H97 Pro4, with Intel Gigabit Ethernet on-board), and am trying to get my existing LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) to work with it. So far so ...
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I can't get nginx to log anything

I have installed nginx to ultimately serve a Rails app. Now, when I visit the ip of the server to check out the classic 'It works' page, I get the following message on the page that is served: An ...
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No command sudo found on Debian server

I want to have GitLab under domain git.blue-world.pl. I use Omnibus package downloads for GitLab CE for Debian 7. ssh -l login blue-world.pl cd domains/git.blue-world.pl/public_html wget ...
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How to convert a Debian package into a homebrew formula?

There's a Debian package I'm interested in for which no homebrew formula yet exists. How can I convert a *.deb package file into a homebrew formula? (FWIW, the Debian package I'm interested in is ...
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SSH error ssh_exchange_identification: read: Connection reset by peer

I am trying to access ssh to a server but got "ssh_exchange_identification: read: Connection reset by peer". The same client works well when I move the computer to home but show the error when the ...
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Issue streaming ffmpeg webcam feed with ffserver

see comments for updates on research on issue I'm fiddling with ffmpeg, ffserver a webcam and Debian Wheezy in order to stream video content. I am able to watch my webcam's footage via mplayer, ...
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How to troubleshoot CIFS error -13 (Permission Denied)?

I am trying to mount a share (D$) from Debian (running inside Hyper-V) on my Windows 8 computer, using the following command: sudo mount -v -t cifs //192.168.99.1/D$ /media/d ...
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Check for screen using crontab

Currently, I'm using Debian with the following cronjob for screen at reboot: @reboot screen -dmS app1 /home/app1 @reboot screen -dmS app2 /home/app2 The problem is, that sometimes the application ...
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Can I ping the public IP of a 3G dongle?

I want to ping my mobile device. It's a Raspberry Pi which has a 3G dongle and a working 3G connection. I can ping from my device to the outside but not the other way around. What I've researched so ...
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Modify UEFI Windows Boot Loader

I have installed 2 systems on my ultrabook Asus UX32VD. I use Windows 8.1 x64 - on first SSD disk and Kali Linux (security distribution based on Debian) - on second SSD disk. I have fully encrypted ...
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Installing a specific glibc version on debian/apt

A user of my software uses Debian wheezy. The software generated a core dump that I want to analyze. However, for this to work, I require the correct versions of low level system libraries, especially ...
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ffmpeg mov (ProRes) to mp4

I have a .mov file that I am trying to convert to mp4 or avi and having a lot of issues. These are files that were given to me to convert 8mm to digital. I am very new to ffmpeg and conversions. ...
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How to say the kernel to prefer self built kernel module from extra folder?

I am on Debian 8 with 3.16.0-4-amd64 kernel. It delivers already a driver for some hardware and I want to replace it with my self built module. The files are correctly installed in the extra folder: ...
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debian Xorg keymap refuses to use left alt as level 3 modifier, and resets layout on startx

so, I have a base debian install and installed Xorg and awesome on it. I've been trying to get my keyboard (macbook 2,1) to work properly for a couple of days now. Initially, I had used ...
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Cannot load tp_smapi module on thinkpad x60

I have an old thinkpad x60 running debian. Recently, I brought a new battery, to check the stats(manufacture-data, first use etc ..) I installed a common program called tlp on the machine. But It ...
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Can I set up some sort of local, home-only “cloud computing” system - where a computer offloads some of its computational load to another?

I have a Windows 8 laptop that wheezes under the strain of just a few open youtube tabs (1.0 Ghz processor), and a Linux (Debian stable "wheezy") desktop (3.4 Ghz, 8 cores) that is mostly idle unless ...
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Can't get Windows 8.1 to appear in loader list in GRUB

I have a Dell laptop with Win 8.1 preinstalled and wanted to dual boot to Linux. So I partitioned off 100gb of the main and only hard drive and installed Kali Linux (Debian 7). It asked if I wanted to ...
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make Xvfb listen only on local ip

to use graphical software even on my debian based systems without graphic cards (or in addition to its main graphic) i use the virtual frame buffer x server Xvfb. I am starting it with a little bash ...
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SELinux Error with chcat “Requires at least one category”

I have been trying to figure out what's wrong with my chcat syntax. I keep running into this issue: root@dangerzone:~# chcat -l -- +SystemLow,+SystemHigh john /usr/bin/chcat: Requires at least one ...
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WSGI, Ngnix, Python3, Debian Wheezy: what pkgs to install, how does it all fit in?

I'm working on a web-site. I would like to add some database functionality eventually: for this, i need to understand SQL, python-sqlite3, python-wsgi spec, python-uWSGI server and how all this is ...
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How to make my Debian useful - 1 CDs installed, clean Debian

I have problem with debian. After 1 year working on Ubuntu and problems with Ubuntu on VirtualBox I decide to moved to Debian(I know that Ubuntu is son of Debian, but Debian don't make a problem with ...
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Check for Free Space on Linux, email if critical

I just finished dealing with a server which had run out of space, and would like to setup monitoring on it now, to prevent it going critical in the future. What I would like is to get an email sent ...