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Debian - How to get notified when packages for “dist-upgrade” are available?

I automated apt-get update && apt-get upgrade by using the package unattended-upgrades together with anacron. It makes sense that unattended-upgrades does not execute apt-get dist-upgrade, ...
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Files get bigger while copying

I was stupid enough to forget I deleted an old backup so I could make a new one. A few days after deleting it my Windows crashed. Now I'm trying to create a backup trough Debian. I'm copying my 1TB ...
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Error SSH to a Centos 7 VM (Host-only)

I have the following setup: Host System: Debian Wheezy VirtualBox System: Centos 7 Network Adapters: NAT and Host-only On the host system I can "ping" the VM machine, when I try to ssh I get the ...
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Debian wheezy pam and samba

I installed a Debian server into a Windows controlled domain. I then tried to give to LDAP users from this domain access to my Debian via Samba, Winbind and Kerberos, which works almost perfectly. In ...
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Making a live & installable media from a Debian Jessie variant?

I enjoy trying different distros as I hear of them, and lately have installed several based upon Debian 'Jessie' (x64) - Q4OS and PrathamOS. I have also grabbed a couple of others that I will check ...
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Can't launch Kodi - No display found + few simple questions

I installed kodi on my bananian, a variation of debian, on banana pro via apt-get. I can't launch it tough. As the title states, in the error log file it says: ERROR: GLX Error: No Display found. ...
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Black screen when trying to install Ubuntu or Debian on new laptop

I'm trying to install Ubuntu or Debian from a live usb, but I can't get past the grub screen. I have two physical USB drives and I used unetbootin to create the live usbs. I've tried the live USBs ...
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Can 'apt search' display results as one-liners like 'apt-cache search' does?

I just recently discovered the shorthand versions of apt commands: apt install instead of apt-get install, apt update / apt-get update, apt search / apt-cache search. Is there a config setting to make ...
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Why the logrorate's bin path is `/usr/sbin`

Why the logrorate's bin path is /usr/sbin on debian (at least "wheezy”) knowing that we can actually use it without the root privilege ?
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What happened to “Ignore keyboard volume buttons.” preference in VLC?

On my Debian system, VLC 2.2.1 is responding to my laptop's volume keys, and also forwarding them to the system, so when VLC is open the keys adjust both volumes simultaneously. Basically, I'm seeing ...
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Debian webserver crashes whole house connection

I have a small debian server installed in my house. It is connected via ethernet as any other pc in the house. When it is turned on, after a while (can be 10 minutes as 12 hours) the connection ...
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Unknown command “script” (type /help for help) in WeeChat

I've been trying to load some python scripts into WeeChat but every time I use the command /script load script.py it returns the line 'unknown command “script” (type /help for help)'. Anyone know how ...
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Lost ability to boot Linux on my Mac (dual boot)

I installed and repeatedly used Debian Linux on my macBook Pro. Initially, I held control+command to boot linux. Recently, I would simply power up the computer, no key-holding (not sure what changed, ...
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Can't connect to FTP using IP with KNetAttach

I work on Debian/KDE and i use the remote folders to upload my files through FTP. This has worked flawlessly for a long time until now. I am migrating some websites to a new VPS and until i switch ...
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How to show same panel on every monitor in KDE 5?

I'm using KDE 5.4.3 shipped with Debian GNU/Linux stretch/sid. I want to show a same panel on every monitor, but I didn't find the option. I have been using Ubuntu Unity desktop environment for a ...
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Disable ACL globally or for a directory only

I have a VM with Debian on it. ACL is enabled. I wanted to ask how I can properly disable it (I know that this might lead to a bunch of permission problems) globally or just for a directory. I'm ...
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Give permission to folder on Linux to group

I know this has been asked a few times on here but I am still a little confused exactly how to achieve this. I have two users, root/sudo and www-data. I want both of these users to be added to a ...
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MySQL package does not want to install

I am trying to install the packages mysql-server and mysql-client on Debian Jessie but I get the following output Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How to skip shutdown of public linux (debain based) system?

I am running a program on a public computer and I want to avoid that other people may shut down it. I do have the root password. How to skip the shutdown using some commands? I have zero idea of ...
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Ruby won't read from TCP socket when run in background

I was writing a Slack bot in Ruby under Windows and everything worked just fine until I decided to run it on a Linux server. When I access my shell and run the script it works correctly in the ...
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Search sub folders for symbolic links to a directory?

In /var/www and its subfolders I have symlinks to /var/src, spread around in various locations. How can I list all those links?
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Debian Stretch english Dvorak lost special keys

I have used debian Jessie with the Dvorak keymap for some time now and when I upgraded to Stretch, the Dvorak mapping doesn't output any keys pressed with modifier right alt. Such as çãé and others. ...
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How to change Perl location for /usr/bin/env

I'm working on an older Debian 6 machine. It had an old version of Perl and it was causing some self tests to fail with "Test::More version 0.96 required". I downloaded the latest Perl 5.22.1, built ...
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allow access to ssh and proftp from LAN and one external IP

I would like to allow access to my linux (debian) via ssh and proftp from whole LAN (192.168.1.x) and one external IP (external ip is always associated with my sub.dom.tld). I found this post http://...
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How to direct output of cron job to a specific email address?

So, I almost have this working but I need a little help. I have a perl script that generates log messages. The script is triggered by cron every hour. The emails are getting generated and are sent via ...
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Can software keep my laptop from charging?

I have a Lenovo S540 with debian testing (stretch) set up. A couple of days ago I noticed that the battery is not charging even when it's plugged in. Of course this could be a broken power cord of ...
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ffmpeg doesn't start recording when using segments

I've got ffmpeg under Debian Wheezy and I'm trying to record a few cameras around the office in one hour blocks over 24 hours. When I type the following command it records without a problem; ffmpeg -...
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Initialize MySQL database as non-root and run SQL server for testing

I want to do some MySQL-specific testing and need to run a fresh MySQL database as non-root user. I am using Debian Linux and expect one could start the mysql_install_db and other commands as normal ...
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ext4 SD card formatted on Linux, and will not show on OSX

I formatted an SD Card as ext4 on my Debian machine. Before I formatted I deleted all partions, created a single partion, and write the changes. I was able to mount the SD card on my Debian box and ...
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Run script when password is changed

Is there any way to run a custom command when passwd is executed? I'm creating a server GUI, and I want to tie the app users with the system users, And, I don't want to use just plain PAM Auth. So I ...
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My Lenovo IBM Thinkpad X60 abruptly stopped exporting a VMA signal. Did I mention the screen is broken?

My trusty everyday computer is an IBM Lenovo X60 Thinkpad, running Debian. The thing is pretty indestructible, but a few weeks ago I managed to break the screen by compressing it between the collapsed ...
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Debian PC stuck at about 240Mbps on Gigabit Ethernet network

I have recently subscribed to FTTH and in order to take advantage of all the available bandwidth, I have upgraded my home network to Gigabit, which basically meant replacing my router since all the ...
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Error while installing apache

When trying to install libapache2-mod-rpaf I get this error: dpkg: error processing package libapache2-mod-rpaf (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit ...
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Unable to login as root or as user because zsh is missing

I installed zsh on my raspberry pi and for various reasons including the fact that the shell completely slowed down, I decided to remove it. I uninstall the package, changed the shell back to /bin/...
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Installing a Debian partition on a drive with Windows

This is what my current setup looks like; -I will be deleting /dev/sda3 onwards and reinstating them with correct sizes. Also the first 100MB partition is actually bootable right now, not sda3. ...
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In Debian XFCE 4.10, how do I change the default Terminal shell from dash to bash?

I have a Debian-based Linux system (Kali Linux) running on AWS with the XFCE desktop environment. When I click on the "Terminal" icon in the application selector at the bottom of the screen, the ...
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rsync/scp without root password and without allowing root ssh login

This is the scenario. We have a multitude of servers, currently we simply ssh in as root using our keyfile and then when we need to rsync we use the root user. All very easy. What we would like to ...
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How to install debian on to a 16gb usb drive

Debian is like 3 x 4gb iso images but only have 1 16gb usb stick how i do this please anyone would be great. Thank You in advance
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Increase size in dev/sda

Alright People be nice. First question here. I tried to search on blogs but could get anywhere. I am using debian which is on vmware so case may be little different. Situation : This is machine ...
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Debian df - What are my partitions

I have a debian server hosted by Kimsufi. It has 2TB of HDD storage. When I run df -h on my server I get this output: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/root 20G 1.3G 17G ...
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iptables: How to allow SSH through debian router?

This is the network map: [External computer]---[Router]---[SSH server] EXTERNAL NET <=|=> INTERNAL NET Router is doing SNAT and port translation: #~ iptables -t nat -A ...
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Install libapache2-mod-fastcgi to Debian 8 Jessie

For supporting FastCGI feature into Apache web-server need to install libapache2-mod-fastcgi system package. The package is unavailable in default sources. How to install this package into Debian 8 ...
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Why can't I sign into the Google Services using the Epiphany browser?

When I go to accounts.google.com in Gnome's Epiphany, I get an error message that reads: Oops! Something went wrong while displaying this page. Please reload or visit a different page to ...
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can't update-initramfs generating /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-4-amd64 error

Hi today I did a upgrade in my debian after of this. have a problem really I look a solution for this problem and I don't find anything.
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file_get_contents() - connection times out

I have debian running on vbox. I wanted to install composer like by doing: $ cd /usr/src $ sudo apt-get install curl php5-cli $ curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | sudo php -- --install-dir=/...
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Change root shell without sudo

I accidentally changed my root shell to use a nonexistent shell, and now the root user crashes when I attempt to log in. Since I do not have sudo installed, I can't manually change the shell in etc/...
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Apache and support for per-directory CA

I was using Debian Wheezy with Apache and I configured some paths in SSL to be protected by client certificate. <Location /admin-page> SSLCACertificateFile /etc/apache2/ssl/leos.pem ...
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Change debian kernel had no effect

I upgraded my virtual machine from Wheezy to Jessie using debian provided help. The last step was to install new kernel do I did. > apt-get install linux-image-amd64 Get:4 http://security.debian....
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Virtualization Performance Windows 10 on Debian

I have a PC with an AMD Athlon II X4 635, 2,9 GHz and 8 GB RAM. Because of my soon to be new job as an trainee for network administration, I want to know, if I might be able to virtualize windows 10 ...
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Cannot move ./test to a subdirectory of itself, './test/test'

When trying to convert some files to lower case I noticed something which seems strange to me. When executing this in bash: find . -iname 'test' | while IFS='\n' read item; do mv $item $(echo $item |...