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Created unusable partition via Windows 10 for Mint dual boot, how can I recover the partition?

I wanted to dual boot Windows 10 and Mint 17.3 Cinnamon (Debian, I think). Years ago I did dual boots with Windows and Ubuntu easily. But this has been a huge hassle, I am in over my head. Now, I ...
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No internet connection after reboot

I rebooted my vServer (Debian 8) and it doesn't came back up. Well, I used the rescue console on my server and the server seems to be running fine, except the network was broken. So I tried 'ifconfig' ...
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After systemd upgrade, why does /dev/null always have the wrong permissions?

After upgrading my Debian system, this happens: # ls -l /dev/null crw-rw-r-- 1 root plugdev 1, 3 Feb 20 18:17 /dev/null ...which is bad. I can manually change the permissions, but it doesn't ...
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Samba high external disk usage

I have a problem with my Samba file server. My computer (HP t5710 Thin Client, running Debian Jessie) is fitted with two HDDs - one is connected via IDE (small, 20GB drive, holds system), while ...
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SANE scanning, scanbd buttons and service permissions

I've been trying to make this work all day. I'm almost there but something is still missing. Here's the story so far: Debian Jessie 8.3 headless home server Canon MP140 MFP scanner/printer fully ...
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Google Hangouts through a Instant Messaging Client

Is there any way I can set up a Instant Messaging client like Pidgin or Empathy (or any others) on Debian Linux to interface with my Google Hangouts account?
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Linux server acting as router for network switch (LAN party)

I'm going to be hosting a LAN party as part of a youth group and need to set up a small wired network (about 10 people) for the players to access the server where the game files are held for ...
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How to understand CPU 100% overnight on Debian

I've a server with serval VM. Two of those (are the same replica) tonight had a spike in the usage of the CPU. They went both to 100% for 6 hours or so (we have Grpahite and we check the chart every ...
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External USB HDD is extremely slow in Debian

I have a problem with write/read speeds of externall HDD connected via USB 3.0 bridge to my Debian - powered computer (actually, it's HP t5710 Thin Client). When I connect this HDD to my windows PC it ...
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How to change Debian NIS domainname permanently? Or, where is the domainname stored?

On a Debian system, hostname returns the unqualified hostname of the system, whilst domainname returns the (LAN) domain name. For example: $ hostname nas $ domainname lan I know the hostname is ...
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Debian console WinKey+*num* hotkey

When I press WinKey+123 in Debian Console, next typed letter repeats 123 times. For which needs this feaute exists?
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Installing node js on debian

js on debian and got it working but I want to understanding what the command that their website recommends is actually doing. curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_4.x | sudo -E bash - Im ...
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Viber on Debian 9 - No internet connection

I've got a brand new HP Probook 430. Debian 8.3 stable was not able to meet requirements of new hardware. So I've upgraded to Debian testing (Stretch) and put a new kernel as well - 4.3. ...
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Issue with apt-get on Debian Jessie

Last week our web host was DDOSed and in the aftermath, one of our servers is experiencing problems. The server runs Debian Jessie, and every time I try to run apt-get update, I get the following ...
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Is apt-cacher-ng ready for multiplatform support?

I have a Wandboard running Debian Jessie at home (it's an ARM Cortex-A9). A 3TB HD is attached to it. It's mainly my NAS + Remote Access, but I would like to use it as a caching mirror for apt. (I've ...
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Building the Kernel

When I build/compile a Kernel, I do so from /home/username/build. Upon completion there is obviously a Kernel directory in the /home/username/build directory. This directory is huge! My question, ...
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Unable to enter the home directory

Panel ISPmanager set up user domain_name. I want to add another user (dev_2), who is also involved in the development of the site. Gets the list of user groups for domain_name: root@server:~# groups ...
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folder security, cannot access .. Permission denied, huh?

Okay, here's the thing .. I'm having trouble accessing a certain folder despite correct security settings (at least I think so). What am I missing ? Some details: Using Raspbian, that would be ...
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Imaging Debian + Windows to USB Drive

Essentially I want to have a bootable image of Debian on a USB drive + Windows partition (fat32) on the same drive. I've stuck the fat32 partition in sdb1 (because Windows seems to be oblivious to ...
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Changing sh color in .bashrc

I'm trying to change the color of my shell which I connect to using Putty. When I type this export PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[01;32m\]\u@\h:\w\$ ' I get exactly what I want. ...
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nslookup DNS Request Timed Out

I can't check the DNS, cause I use firewall in my server. How to fix it?, I have a server. DNS Request Timed Out
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Russian keyboard layout on French keyboard (debian 8.3)

I have laptop Lenovo Z51-70 with french keyboard (keys and their position, because french keyboard have little differ keys combination). To use correctly "classic" qwerty-english layout i use "mac ...
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SSH using old password after user password change

We have run into weird issue where after SSH-ing into two different machines using password (both running Debian 5.0), changing password with passwd, logging out, new password is being rejected as ...
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Debian : Encrypted Raid 1 setup.

We have a Debian X64 server which has the following config. One single 512GB SSD, which has our OS and two 2.0TB HDD's which have data like attachments, etc. The two 2.0 TB drives are in RAID-1 ...
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Debian RAID drive size smaller than should be

Background So I am new to setting up a RAID, so bear with me. I have tried to set up a RAID 10 with 4 hard drives. I am using mdadm to achieve this. I have successfully made my raid as /dev/md0. I ...
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DNS server (bind9 on Debian) problems with Windows 7

I have made a home server in my house (for downloads, get arduino readings and stuff like that) I want to access this server with a domain (Ej, mylocaldomain.com) to do that I have configured a bind9 ...
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Wing IDE on Kali Linux

I am trying to install Wingide 101 on a 64 bit Kali Linux vm, I have downloaded the Wingide package (wingide-101-5_5.1.9-1_amd64.deb) from the wingware site and followed the directions outlined on the ...
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Debian - remote SSH authentication failed after numerous attempts of fixing it

So, a few weeks ago my remote SSH to a server stopped working. First of all my setup - I have my server running ESXI, 2 VMs, one as firewall and one where my server resides. I have a NAT rule set up, ...
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Completely remove KDE 5 from Debian

I want to completely remove KDE 5 from my (Debian Unstable) system, including configuration files and my user configuration file. Is there a way to do it without reinstalling and/or creating a new ...
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Why does nano not redraw the screen correctly on some systems?

This is a weird one. On some of my Debian systems - but not all - I get strange corruption in certain terminal programs, such as nano. It does not happen, however, when using less. In this particular ...
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Can't connect after Tuleap install on Debian sid under docker

I have followed the instructions at http://doc-en.tuleap.net/en/latest/developer-guide/quick-start/run-tuleap.html, but hitting http://tuleap_web_1.tuleap-aio-dev.docker/ gives "Server not found". The ...
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GRUB Rescue Normal Error on Debian

Recently I installed Debian for temporary usage. The install failed for whatever reason, so I went to switch over to Windows 10 which resides on the same drive. However, On boot, the GRUB Rescue ...
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Debian: email notification when java app is down

I have dedicated server and many launched screen sessions. And sometimes apps in this screen sessions are going down (java apps). I can't always monitor this so I want to receive a email notification ...
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Dual boot Windows 10 / Debian 8

I messed up my Ubuntu installation, which is in dual boot with Windows 10, and I'd like to overwrite it with Debian 8. Should I just format the Ubuntu's partition and run the Debian's installer? And ...
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Best location of config files for Linux hosted web application?

As I'm a programmer and not an admin I hope you can help me out: Currently I'm writing a web application that uses (XML) config files that the user will be able to also edit them through the ...
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Getting ecmascript working with elinks on Debian Jessie [closed]

I've installed the elinks package on my Jessie Debian install. I'm trying to get it to work with javascript. Here are some older instructions for older versions of Debian.
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What is the difference between the Iceweasel versions?

I am a Xubuntu LTS user, considering using Debian Stable 64 bit in my next install. When I switch to Debian, I want to go with Iceweasel, as it is packaged with the Debian package manager. I plan ...
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As an unprivileged user, how can I configure sshd to allow only specified commands to be executed when it's autheticated with a password?

I usually log in to a SSH server (where I'm an unprivileged user) by using my public keys. I also use authentication by a password when I use the server as a git-annex repository. What I want to do ...
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KDE - Plasma becomes glitchy with Intellij Idea launched

I am using Debian Jessie with KDE. When I am working with opened IntelliJ IDEA, almost all windows in Plasma become so: How to fix it? Version of IntelliJ Ultimate is 15.0.3.
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How to create Wifi access point to share internet from wifi connection on the same adapter

I need to setup the following configuration: My nettop on Debian needs to connect to external wifi. And at the same time and using the same adapter - create an access point for my phone to be able to ...
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Can't type ç on some programs

I've configured the language on my Debian 8 keyboard to US, international with dead keys, and in some programs I can type ç by doing ' and c. For example, Iceweasel works. But on telegram it won't... ...
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Allow volume control to set volume above 100%

My laptop doesn't have the loudest speakers, and thus audio is often pretty quiet even at 100% volume. I am able to boost the volume up to 153% in pavucontrol (the graphical frontend for Pulse Audio) ...
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KDE accessibility applet respawned in my LXDE panel - how to get rid of it?

For some strange reason, whenever I log in to my LXDE desktop, I see the KDE accessibility applet on the panel/taskbar. I can't figure out what's triggering it being run and how I can stop it from ...
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Why doesn't ImageMagick's convert actually convert my pdf on docker python:3.5 image? [duplicate]

If you do this: $ docker run --rm -it python:3.5 # apt-get update && apt-get install -y imagemagick wget # convert --version Version: ImageMagick 6.8.9-9 Q16 x86_64 2015-01-05 ...
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win server 2012 r2 - change existing certificats private key to NOT exportable

I set up my own PKI. everything is working fine until the point that I realize that my subCAs certificate has an exportable private key. My rootCA is a debian machine and the subCA is a win server ...
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webserver location /home/usr or /var/www/

I'm new to hosting my own webserver. I was curious and this may be an stupid question, but what location is practical and secure to for hosting on the web? /home/user/ or /var/www/html?? Because ...
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LVM partitioned with 3 distros. Missing /sbin/init on some boot options

So I've installed Ubuntu with LVM and added Antegeros and Debian on seperate LVM partitions with them all sharing the same home. I can boot all of them if I select a particular Linux kernel version or ...
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Debian : RAID drive showing 62% disk already used even though lot remaining

Sometime back I had configured RAID0 on our Debian X64 server and so far, it is working fine, no issues. One day, I just checked df -h, and it shows me that 62% of disk-space is already used. The ...
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Native Debian X32 Virtual Machine?

I'm trying to setup a native Debian X32 virtual machine. Note that X32 is different than X86 and X64. For details, see Difference between x86, x32, and x64 architectures? on Stack Overflow. Some other ...
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Debian 8 hangs when plugging in USB HDD

When I try to connect my SATA HDD via USB to my laptop running Debian 8, the system hangs, responds extremely slowly and running ls /dev | grep sd* shows entries ranging from sdc1 to sdc99 that are ...