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Is there any guide of Debian original packaging?

I feel it like a big mess with the debhelper. The most info from google on Debian packaging is about to create a Debian package for already existing source packages, or Debian-ize around Makefile ...
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Flash files (.swf) prompts for download instead of opening

I used to be able to drag .swf files into Chromium, and they would play just fine. Recently, that stopped working. Doesn't work in Chromium or Iceweasel. Both browsers instead prompt to download the ...
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apt-get requests installation media after installing Debian 7

I installed Debian to VMware Fusion 6 on OS X via the first ISO from Debian's image archive. Now, when I try to run apt-get under certain conditions, i.e. apt-get install make, I get the following ...
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How to enable network with a raspberry pi emulated on qemu?

I'm trying to emulate a raspberry pi on my ubuntu 13.04. I installed qemu and it works well except for the network. I followed this procedure. On the virtual machine, the file /etc/network/interface ...
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How to find out which distribution package provides a given library

I am looking for a way to find for a given LDFLAG, like -lcryptopp, the distribution package that provides me with that that library, like libcrypto++-dev on Debian/Ubuntu. So far, I have looked up ...
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Performance OracleJDK or OpenJDK

I am forced to using Java on my server and I am having a headache installing Java. I have an automated deployment script which installs the software and needs to be run to reinstall the server ...
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SSH remote login without password is very slow

SSH Client - Mac OS X Lion SSH Server - Debian /etc/hosts on Mac -> [IP of Debian] mydebian Public key of Mac has already been put to authorized_key in root@mydebian:/root/.ssh 'UseDNS no' has been ...
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“aptitude safe-upgrade” calculating something. Worth waiting?

# aptitude safe-upgrade <calculating something> <a day passed, I connected additional swap space> ... open: 310823; closed: 418353; defer: 82; conflict: 173 <and counting... It eats ...
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Errors compiling Firefox on Debian

I want compile Firefox on Debian so I create .mozconfig like: mk_add_options MOZ_OBJDIR=@TOPSRCDIR@/ff-dbg ac_add_options --enable-application=browser ...and now use this command to compile ( ...
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nVidia performance with newer X and newer driver abysmal with Compiz

I recently upgraded Debian to Xorg 2.9.4 and installed nvidia-glx from experimental, version 260.19.21. This was somewhat of an uphill battle as the dependencies for the experimental nvidia-glx ...
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Chrome for Linux doesn't display pdf's

I am using latest chrome package for Debian and it doesn't seem to handle acrobat plugin correctly - when I open a pdf there is just nothing on the screen (kind of dark grey colour). How can I ...
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How to tell which services run at startup on Raspberry Pi? (raspbian)

I have some services that run on boot but I've actually forgotten how I set them up! If I want to change their activity how might I do that? For instance, maybe I want to disable a service from ...
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Starting and stopping X11 and LXDE from command line

I have a Raspberry Pi with Debian Wheezy (Raspbian) and so far I've managed to learn quite a lot about Linux just playing around, but I have a few questions for all you seasoned Linux pros out there. ...
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How to make bootable Debian usb drive that works on both BIOS and UEFI systems?

I want to make bootable USB drive with Debian and make it bootable on both BIOS and UEFI systems. I've found only separate instructions for BIOS and UEFI systems. Please help me to find a solution.
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Removing iceweasel from Debian

On Debian Wheezy, when trying to remove Iceweasel, aptitude suggests, both when I try it via GUI and via aptitude remove iceweasel to also remove the following: 1) gnome ...
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How to trigger an action on double-tap of a keyboard button?

I'd like to learn how to trigger something in my debian box on double-tap of a key (let's say l-shift). My setup is X11 based. Should I look into doing in my MW (xmonad) or on a lower level? Forgive ...
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Clean Debian package builded from source

I have build a debian package with: $ dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot now I would like to change the configuration in the .dsc file and build again. How can I clean the files created by the previous ...
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X freeze with proprietary fglrx driver on radeon HD 5970

I can't get to install the proprietary driver "fglrx" with ATI Radeon HD 5970 on Debian Squeeze. After the installation with ATI Catalyst 12-8 and a reboot, from the stage of GDM, the screen is ...
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recovering a broken GNOME-desktop in debian wheezy

an hour ago I had a working gnome-desktop on my debian system (thinkpad x121e). Then I installed compiz that crashed. After a reboot the gnome-desktop no longer started. Then I did some upgrades ...
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Linux kernel - can't access sda16 & sda17

I can't access sda16 sda17 and higher partitions from my linux. This linux is rather debian (very old); kernel 2.6.23. So, I know that so old linux kernel can't access > 16 partitions on single sata ...
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How to upgrade debian (no network or direct access)

I'am running debian 4.0 on machine with no internet access. How can I upgrade it to latest stable? I can download iso using local machine and upload it via scp. whats next? Which iso - is cd1 enough ...
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Autostart PtokaX at boot only after mysqld has started

I've the following script in /etc/init.d/server.sh #!/bin/bash ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: PtokaX server # Short-Description: PtokaX P2P server ### END INIT INFO ...
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Passwordless sudo works for one user, but not for another

I struggle to create passwordless sudo for one user on my Debian server. I've added the following line to the sudoers file: deployer ALL = NOPASSWD: ALL but it doesn't work. To my surprise, I can ...
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Setup a network between a virtual Debian and physical XP host

I wanted to install a Debian server then work on it from my physical XP through PuTTY with a SSH session. It only worked once. Actually, it failed shortly after authentication request. I use a ...
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How can I turn off anti-aliasing for xterm / rxvt?

My system (Debian squeeze) uses anti-aliasing for fonts, which is fine for the most part. However, I would like to disable it for terminal fonts in xterm and rxvt, and can't get that to work. I tried ...
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Disconnect process from Linux console

I have a long-running process that was started in bash terminal on Debian. Unfortunately it wasn't started inside screen. Is there a way to disconnect this process from current console and connect to ...
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OOM-Killer called every now and then

I have a dedicated server where I've installed apache2, as well as rails-passenger. Although i have 2GBs of RAM and most times about 1,5GB is free, there are some random times where I loose ssh and ...
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How to setup Access Point (WiFi hotspot) on Debian

I'm trying to setup an AP got stuck. I'm using an Odroid U3 and the WiFi adapter is the Module 3 from Hardkernel. I'm also using a Debian Jessie. Not, I've got it to almost work: the Odroid has ...
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Debian: Unable to use mono (missing mscorlib.dll)

I've been trying over the months to use mono on Debian 7 x64 but try after try it never works. I've installed it on several different machines only to come to the same end: mono program.exe The ...
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Automatic update of debian

I have a parc of identical debian wheezy machines. They are competely identical hardware & software except the IP address and some VPN keys. I want to update these machines completely ...
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Can't set-up Wifi Adhoc on my Raspberry Pi with an USB dongle

I am trying to set-up an access point (ad-hoc) for my Raspberry Pi. That means I'm trying to "share" the ethernet connection over Wi-Fi. I am doing this using my Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2501/RT2573 ...
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Bluetooth mouse won't reconnect after reboot or wake from sleep in Debian squeeze

I have a Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 and have experienced the same problem with two laptops, a Sony Vaio Z, and now a Lenovo Thinkpad T420s: I can pair the bluetooth device to the ...
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How to use headless Skype over DBUS on Debian

I installed Skype on Debian and ran it headless, however, I cannot interact with it over dbus. Some context of what I have so far: Installed Debian 6 on VMware fusion box from netinst CD Skype ...
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With Debian, how can I remove a directory that isn't empty?

In Debian, I want to remove a subdirectory of my home directory. When I try to remove it (with sudo), I get a message saying the directory is not empty, but I cannot see any file inside the directory ...
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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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Change account on Linux Dropbox?

I'm running Crunchbang (Debian-based) and I installed Dropbox using the .deb package. When the program started I logged into an account, but now I want to log out and sign in to another account. The ...
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How to know if file is already finished downloading in linux command line?

If you're downloading a large file in linux via command line, is there a command to know if it's already completed? Currently I am only checking if the file size is the same as the expected file size ...
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How to I get variables from location in nginx?

The location from nginx conf: location ~/photos/resize/(\d+)/(\d+) { # Here var1=(\d+), var2=(\d+) } How to I get variables from location in nginx?
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Debian - bash is default shell, but “man sh” gives dash

On Debian squeeze. Running ps -p $$ shows bash is my current shell, ls -l $(which sh) shows sh is a symlink to bash. So why, when I run man sh, do I get the man page for dash? Is this just a bug in ...
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Which virtualization technology for old linux box

I have old PIV 1.8ghz, 512MB memory, 40GB HDD, computer with Debian squeeze on it. I currently work on it by connecting to it over SSH. I'm interested in testing/learning/trying out/playing with ...
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sudo permission denied

I ran this code: sudo cat <<EOF | sudo sed -e "s,%,$,g" >/etc/init.d/dropbox echo "Hello World" EOF But even though, I get "permission denied", cause you have to be root to make changes ...
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How do I display the disk space purging a package would free under Debian?

I would like to remove unneeded packages. I have already removed large files (using k4dirstat) and the only left bit is a few hundreds of packages I installed but I do not use most of them (the ...
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dual booted pc: windows 7 clock becomes wrong after booting linux

I have dual booted pc, i always do that, this time though, i have installed crunchbang, after booting linux, windows 7 clock becomes wrong, it goes back 3 hours. i tried to fix it and it stays fixed ...
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Debian Linux Server - Size of L1 and L2 cache [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: finding L2 cache size in Linux I am using Debian Linux Server and want to know the size of L1 and L2 cache. Can anybody help me, how to get that ?
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Secured bash history usage

I know all commands user sends to server are automatically logged into ~/.bash_history I want to give access to my PC to my colleague (I've already gave hime some limited access to use sudo via ...
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Is it possible to configure Kde 4 to resize windows to half desktop size when moved to the side of the screen?

I have just noticed a nice feature in Windows 7 - when you drag a window to the edge of the screen (the mouse pointer must touch the edge), windows offers you to resize the window to exactly half of ...
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How do I navigate to a samba location I've mounted in Nautilus on the command line?

This is the same question here (and a bit of here too), except that I'm running Debian wheezy (7.4). To clear up, these directories do not exist: /run/user /var/run/user ~/.cache/gvfs And this ...
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primary or logical partition

I am planning to install debian and wondering which partition should be primary and which should be logical. I want to create 4 partitions: /boot 300MB ext2 --> primary or logical? / 30GB ...
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Is it possible to determine how a package was installed on debian?

Is there a way to find out how a package was installed on Debian? I.e. see if it was manually installed or which package pulled it as a dependency. This information should be available somewhere ...
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Slowing down cpu speed

How to slow down my laptop cpu so that it does not overheat?