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Debugging Apache on Debian, where are the error logs?

I'm using a Debian server that already has Apache, mod_wsgi and a bunch of virtual hosts successfully running on it. I installed my forum app (Django's OSQA) and following the OSQA instructions, I ...
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Slowing down cpu speed

How to slow down my laptop cpu so that it does not overheat?
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Have: Debian - Doesn't work: Internet - Need: make or automake

I recently installed Debian Lenny 5.0.3 on a macbook (black, model 4,1). The system seems to work. However, I found out that my ethernet port is not working (I have only used wireless so far), and ...
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Automatically change ownership using WinSCP?

I saw several threads about having issues with unexpected file permissions after file upload. I tried their solutions with no luck, I have to raise the problem in my way. I run Nginx as ...
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Are IceWeasel and IceCat just different rebrandings, or are they 'really' different?

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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How to power off a Debian Linux box via console

Brand new to Linux. I need to turn my box off and put it in my server room. The help here and everywhere seems not to work for me: http://debianhelp.co.uk/shutdown.htm I get: ...
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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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How do I remove configuration files for a program that's not installed?

I'm basically looking for an apt-get purge for programs that are already uninstalled. (I'm running Debian squeeze and using aptitude for package management.)
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break out of e2fsck on boot

Is it possible to somehow break out of e2fsck on boot? My system runs e2fsck every 30 days, which is fine by me and I want it to stay that way. But sometimes when I turn on the computer and 30 days ...
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Personal wiki in my home network - how do I secure it?

I'd like to dedicate a low-power Debian/Ubuntu box to set up a personal wiki (namely Instiki) on it. The information I'm looking to store in it will obviously be of a very confidential nature; anyone ...
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/manager/html in tomcat installation not accessible

I just installed tomcat 6 in Debian 6 with the apt-get: apt-get install tomcat6 tomcat6-common tomcat6-docs tomcat6-admin tomcat6-user After that, http://localhost:8080 is accessible without any ...
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How to use non-free drivers during debian install

I'm trying to install debian stable using unetbootin. The install process fails with "network autoconfiguration failed", probably due to the ethernet driver not working. My Lenovo U350 has a Broadcom ...
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Aircrack-ng, is it illegal?

I just found out about this linux-based network toolset called aircrack-ng, and its pretty interesting, and I'm learning how to use it. But it just occured to me, that like a lot of linux programs, ...
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Samba not found, where is the samba binary?

Where is samba by default? I started samba with: /etc/init.d/samba start But I wanted to check the version with samba -v So I noticed it wasn't in my path and I needed to create a symlink to it ...
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How to access files in var?

I want to copy var/log/installer to my Windows computer. I can copy from other locations, but not from this one. This is the error I get in Nautilus. Error while opening file: permission denied It ...
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What's the correct Processor Architecture type to pick during Debian Installation?

I am trying to install debian on local computer with Windows 7 OS and intel core i5 processor. On the download page. I was asked to select my processor architecture with the following options listed ...
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DHCP table in Debian

How to view all assigned ip addresses on a Debian DHCP server? It is usually easy to do on a standalone router through a web interface. How to do it with dhcpd in Debian?
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encrypt multiple systems (Windows 7 + deb)

I've installed two operating system on single drive with 3 partitions (#1 Windows 7, #2 Debian Squeeze, #some data). Grub 2 is installed in MBR and lets me choose which system to boot. I would encrypt ...
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Debian grub2 update removed Windows boot option

Since I updated grub to grub 2 I no longer get the option to boot to Windows (which is unfortunately sometimes necessary for proprietary MSIE browser plugins I need to use for work). Relevant ...
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Windows version of Linux 'Monospace' font

I'd really like a Windows version of the 'Monospace' font. In other words that exact font, I don't mean 'I want a monospaced font for Windows'.
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How can I fix the error “The value 'stable' is invalid for APT::Default-Release”?

After an upgrade from Debian Squeeze (stable) to Wheezy (testing), Synaptic fails with the following error: E: The value 'stable' is invalid for APT::Default-Release as such a release is not ...
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debian/ubuntu - invert all colours in desktop session (colors)

Sometimes I need to flip from a light colour scheme to a dark one quickly, and I need it to apply not just to the desktop theme but also to any webpages that are open etc. On the Mac there's a neat ...
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How to find out what files will be installed in the filesystem when installing a package with aptitude?

In my case I want to do aptitude install wireless-tools but want to know which files will be installed and where in the filesystem before I install the package.
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Run Linux server from virtual box seamlessly

My LAMPP server runs on a debian linux OS which is hosted on Oracle Virtual Box. To start the lampp server on mwindows XP PC, I have to: Open Virtual Box Start Debian Linux Open Linux Terminal Run ...
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Making aptitude work properly through a proxy invoked with sudo

I use Debian 6. I'm sitting behind a proxy, so I configured Debian to use that proxy. Browsing and any HTTP and FTP activity through GUI works OK. I wanted to update my package repository so I typed ...
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Catch 22: need apt-utils to install apt-utils?

I was trying to install something else when I ran into this problem. So I tried to install apt-utils to solve it. But I couldn't install apt-utils, because well, my console tells me I don't have ...
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Where can I find the rails executable in Debian?

I am having a problem with my installation of Ruby/Rails on Debian. I've installed Ruby 1.9.1(1.9.2) using the package manager and I've created links to ruby1.9.1 and whatnot to allow me to use the ...
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Debian Squeeze 6.0.1 - configuration files missing after ssh installation

I had installed ssh but something went wrong and I uninstalled it. I removed the SSH configuration files by hand (I deleted all /etc/ssh folder). After ssh installation (I mean apt-get install ssh) I ...
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How can I get ping timeout below 1 second?

I have a web application that runs through thousands of IP addresses and checks if they're online. Basically, if a server uses more than 250ms to respond, it's considered offline in our case. It would ...
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Monitor new packages in installed repositories?

I'd like to know which new packages (brand new, not the updated ones) have appeared in my installed repos. Just in case there can be something useful :) I guess it should be a simple bash script to ...
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Resolving “not found” messages after doing ./configure building node.js

Hello I am trying to install node.js on debian AMD64. I got node.js from git. When I do ./configure a bunch of "checking for program" messages say "not found". I want to resolve all these and ...
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How do I block a deb file from being installed as the result of a dependency?

I'm running the latest version of Ubuntu 09.10 (syphyllitic sphinx or whatever the heck the codename is) and I'm trying to figure out how to block a package from installing as the result of a ...
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Expand path under cursor in VIM

I often find myself needing to lookup what the exact path to a file is when programming with VIM (in insert mode, like giving an image path inside my source code), even though I know what the path ...
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Trying to install owncloud on debian server, having some troubles

I am trying to install owncloud on my debian server, but some packages causing some troubles. I'm not really used to Linux and could need some help solving the problem: This is the command I'm using: ...
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Debian eth0 to wlan0 forwarding, with openvpn

I'm using "raspian" (Debian for the raspberry pi), and would like the raspberry-pi to serve internet access through eth0, using wlan0. The catch here is that while wlan0 is connected to my router, I'd ...
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How to extract text from a prc file

I'd like to get all text from a (DRM-free) prc file under Linux. Is there any tool for this? Unpacking an epub file is just an prc, so I hope there is a similar trick/tool for prc files too.
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Backup data rate on Raspberry Pi maxing out at 5 Mb/s. Why?

I set up my Raspberry Pi as a Time Machine, as documented here. At the moment, the Raspberry Pi is connected to my MacBook Pro using a direct Ethernet cable. Also, an external hard drive (laptop ...
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What is the dpkg equivalent of “rpm -ql --last”?

I need to list all packages on the system, in the chronological order (or reverse order) in which they were installed. With RPM, you can do this with "rpm -qa --last". Looking at the dpkg and ...
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Debian live-build won't generate binary-hybrid.iso after first run

My computer: Debian Squeeze amd64 live-build package is version 2.0.12-2 (newest in Squeeze) I'm trying to build a Debian Live CD with some custom files and whatnot. Here's what I did: $ mkdir ...
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apxs, apxs2 is nowhere to be found in Debian

I was told i have to apt-get install apache2-dev but i get: apt-get install apache2-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Note, selecting ...
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Debian Linux and Gnokii: Unlock SIM

I just got my Nokia Internet Stick CS-17 ... I want to use it not for surfing the web, but to send and receive sms. I tried it with my Fedora Linux and it works just great. Now the thing is: On ...
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How can I make the volume audible only on the left headphone?

Instead of 50/50 I want 100% on the left side of my headphones. How can I do this? My OS is Debian Squeeze, and the laptop I have is a Thinkpad T61.
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Configure Apache to serve multiple subdomains via HTTP + HTTPS

I have a virtual server hosted at ISP with 2 public IPv4 addresses. I want to run several subdomains (more than 2) with Apache and serve them via both HTTP and HTTPS. The SSL cert is a wildcard one ...
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How to lock the laptop keyboard in Debian?

I have connected an external USB keyboard, and I would like to lock the laptop keyboard so I can put a book on top of it.
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Encryption on Debian

How can I make Debian encrypt and decrypt my home folder when I log in/out like Ubuntu does?
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What is the relationship between s2disk and hibernate?

On a Debian system, there are packages called uswsusp and hibernate. The former contains a program named s2disk, the latter contains a program called hibernate. Superficially, these both do the same ...
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Using dpkg to install packages from a local directory

I'm refining our installer. The way it works is all our components are made into .deb files. The installer merely calls dpkg on all of them at once, along with their dependencies. This works ...
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How to flash Dell Precision 390 from linux (debian)

I am trying to update my BIOS: $ sudo dmidecode -s bios-version 2.1.2 With a newer one: 2.6.0. I went to this page Dell Precision System BIOS, 2.6.0 After downloading the file WS390-020600.BIN, ...
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Setup static IP under Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty

How to setup static IP address under Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty? My setting is not working. What special about Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty is that I found it now using the "source-directory" keyword to source ...
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Create image from debian box and move to Azure

Linux ariel 2.6.26-2-amd64 #1 SMP Thu Aug 19 00:37:36 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux We have a precious Hetzner Debian Lenny box and need to deploy it to Azure. Is there a way to take an image of the box ...