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debian/ubuntu locales and language settings

This self-answered question solves the following issues: locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory locale: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale: No such file or ...
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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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chrooted sftp user with write permissions to /var/www

I am getting confused about this setup that I am trying to deploy. I hope someone of you folks can lend me a hand: much much appreciated. Background info Server is Debian 6.0, ext3, with Apache2/...
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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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Debian max file descriptors

Debian Lenny. For every user, including root: # cat /proc/sys/fs/file-max 262144 # sysctl fs.file-max fs.file-max = 262144 # ulimit -Hn 1024 # ulimit -Sn 1024 File /etc/security/limits.conf has ...
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How to disable Ctrl + Alt + Function key combinations on Debian?

How do I disable Ctrl + Alt + F1 (for F1 through F12 ) buttons? How can I configure Debian("Squeeze") so that nothing happens when the user presses those keys? I'm using Gnome as the default ...
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How to install i386 package under amd64 ubuntu/debian

All existing answers I found are for the pre-multiarch era (chroot) https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MultiArch says it is OK to install i386 package on amd64 under the multiarch environment, but ...
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L2TP/IPSec stopped working after openssl upgrade

VPN connections from my MacBook / iOS devices to a Debian server having openswan / xl2tp were working just fine until I used apt-get to upgrade everything due to openssl heartbleed announcement. Now ...
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How do I install Citrix ICA Client (Receiver) 13 on Debian 64-bit Linux?

The Citrix ICA Client (Receiver) 13 has many i386 dependencies, so I cannot install on my amd64 (64-bit) Debian Linux. How can I make this work?
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Debian without basic commands: 'No such file or directory'

My new VPS is running Debian 5.0 (bash 3.2.29), and some commands seems to be missing. For example the ps command is not here, neither is ls (but dir works). Is there a package missing or what's the ...
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where does 'pkg-config' takes its information from?

where does 'pkg-config' takes its information from? What files do I need when building a .deb package ?
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Correct domain name for a home desktop Linux machine

I have several machines running Debian, and during install, I left the domain name field blank. This hasn't affected anything so far, but I'm curious what the correct thing to set that field to is if ...
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Fake desktop environment on Debian server?

I want to run a TeamSpeak 3 Client on my server to serve as a local sound bot. TeamSpeak 3 Client needs a GUI. It is based on Qt. Since TeamSpeak can be controlled from command line, it is not really ...
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Set keyboard layout in debian wheezy with preseed

I want to install debian automatically. I've copied the example preseed file into the initrd, and verified that it contains d-i keymap select us In the installation system, /var/log/syslog contains ...
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Ignore packages that are not currently installed when using “apt-get remove”

I have a scenario where I'd like to remove a set of packages that may or may not be installed, and I'd like apt-get to remove those that are and silently ignore those that aren't. Something like: apt-...
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Most efficient way to convert a large ALAC library to MP3

I have a large library of CDs ripped to alac which I use as my main music library. I'd like to convert a copy of this library to vbr mp3 for portable devices, however I don't want to have to do this ...
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Do I need a ftp server daemon to be running on my Linux system to receive files via FTP?

Do I need to have a ftp server / daemon on my Linux box so that I can receive files? A use case of a system "receiving" files over FTP would be, for example, the way WordPress plugins are installed ...
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Demystifying Font Appearance on Linux : The Proper Way

Can someone enlighten me on the way font appearance (hinting, antialiasing) works? As far as I understand, There is .fonts.conf There are individual font settings for Gnome, XFCE and KDE (or do they ...
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Can't manage iPod from linux anymore

I used to be able to see and manage my iPod with different softwares: Amarok, Rhythmbox, GTKPod. The device is a nano 1st generation 4gb. Currently it mounts regularly and can be accessed from the ...
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How do I play DVDs in Debian Jessie (i.e. libdvdcss)?

How do I install libdvdcss in Debian Jessie? It seems that http://www.deb-multimedia.org/ is warned against. https://wiki.debian.org/CDDVD lists three methods. Can anyone tell me the pros and cons ...
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Is it possible to modify linux mount defaults option?

Is it possible to modify/redefine linux mount defaults option? For example, having a fstab like this: # / was on /dev/sda8 during installation UUID=669cb10d / ext4 errors=remount-ro ...
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Ways to remotely reboot a Linux system

I had a remote server running Debian Sarge that experienced some HDD failure and I meant to reboot it hoping that fsck could repair the errors automatically. I eventually drove out there and replaced ...
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Lost my admin menu in Debian/GNOME

I lost my admin menu in Debian during an update. For example I need to disable automatic time-update, and then change the time, but can't find it in my menus. I am running the GUI as a regular user, ...
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Create a flat file where control characters have been interpreted in Debian

I like to use the 'script' command to record console sessions. The problem is that the 'typescript' file which is created contains control chars (when using arrows or the delete key). Apart from ...
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resolv.conf keeps getting overwritten when dnsmasq is restarted, breaking dnsmasq

I'm running Debian Jessie and I'm trying to configure dnsmasq as a caching DNS server. I used a guide to come up with the following /etc/dnsmasq.conf: listen-address=127.0.0.1 bind-interfaces domain-...
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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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Stuck on GRUB command prompt after regular kernel update

I am running Debian Wheezy. Update Manager suggest to install kernel update. After update, I reboot system but instead of listing all the kernels (bootloader), it gave me a GRUB command prompt: grub&...
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Debian security: lots of connections on port 80

I have a debian server (kernel: 2.6.32-5-amd64). I normally run a jetty server on it, but lately it started getting tons of connections to it. It shouldn't get all this traffic, since its a pretty ...
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Making Apache use compiled PHP instead of bundled package on Debian

My ultimate goal is to install OwnCloud on my Debian box, a 64-bit squeeze. My setup is pretty simple. I have installed OpenPanel which in turn installs all of the required LAMP modules via APT-GET. ...
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Cannot exit X server, restart, shutdown or drop to tty when VGA monitor active

I have a strange problem. If I connect an external VGA monitor to my laptop, exiting the X environment in any way crashes the computer. For example, say I am working with my two monitors (the laptop'...
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Can't access directory over SSH

I am accessing a MyBook server using SSH by means of public-private keys. I have a wierd problem where i am unable to access certain folders that i should logically have access to. I have a ...
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Different SSH/Login Password From SUDO Password

I'd like to use a different password to elevate my user to sudo status than the password I use to login (either via GUI, shell, or SSH) to my account. Is this possible? EDIT: Since setting the root ...
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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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'user is not in the sudoers file' but actually is

I have already read a lot of posts about enabling sudo-access for a specific user but those couldn't help me so far. The situation is: I'm running Debian Testing. On the system there are only two ...
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Can't delete file I own on Linux

This is on a Debian box: [ampeg]$ ls -la total 36 dr-xr-xr-x 3 matt pg104272 4096 2011-01-27 10:37 . drwxr-xr-x 3 matt pg104272 4096 2012-01-04 12:05 .. -rwxrwxrwx 1 matt pg104272 11290 2012-01-02 ...
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Recursive search for files that hold some specific text

How do I recursively generate a text file which has a list of all files on my server which contain a specific string anywhere in the files? I know the following command can be used to replace a ...
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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?

In Windows 7 You can 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 the screen size. This is actually very ...
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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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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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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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Why there is no sun-java in Debian Wheezy and how can I fix this?

Sun's java is in Debian Lenny and Debian Squeeze repos (non-free) but no in wheezy1,2. Why? edit: after further research I found that java has been removed. reson: ROM; security issues and newer ...
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Disable network adaptor eth0 on Debian

Once upon a time, I used ifdown eth0 to down a network adaptor. It has been years since I've been able to get this to work, basically since I've been on Ubuntu/Debian. I get this: $ sudo ifdown eth0 ...
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Mousepad tap does not work on debian stable lxde

I have an Acer Aspire One KAV60 running debian 7.0 stable with lxde as the window manager. I can't get the mousepad to register a click when I tap it. I've tried installing gpointing-device-settings,...
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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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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 /boot/...
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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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How to change Terminator title terminal title, ZSH on Debian?

I don't know if I should ask it here or on unix.stackexchange.com, I found this question here. My question is similar, I want to change the title of a terminal, I'm using a Debian based distro, ...
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Cron ignoring an update to crontab

I've commented out a line in the crontab on a debian server, which I guess was there by default yet was causing me to get error emails every hour: # m h dom mon dow user command 17 * * * * root ...
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Disable Frequency Scaling “ondemand” daemon on Ubuntu 10.04

I noticed today that a process "ondemand" was running on my Ubuntu Server that I recently upgraded (following the recommended process) from 9.10 to 10.04. Why on earth would they install this by ...