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Router to Router forwarding

Perhaps I've not realized something here, but here's what I've got: I have two routers on Cox's homenet. One router is a D-Link DIR-857 that issues DHCP and performs NAT with 192.168.0.0/24, and is ...
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How to create a shortcut in the launcher with specific enironment variable?

I want to start emacs with LANG environment variable set to en_US.UTF-8, and I don't want to affect other programs. In terminal, it could be realized using LANG=en_US.UTF-8 emacs. Then I created a ...
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Nano syntax highlighting for Debian

I am running Debian and I would like to turn on syntax highlighting for nano. My system has predefined syntax definitions... standage@idebian:~$ ls /usr/share/nano/ asm.nanorc c.nanorc ...
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How to list files of a Debian package without install

This command can only list contents of installed packages, dpkg -L PACKAGENAME but how to list contents of a non-installed package, to preview/examine the package?
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Reload a Linux user's group assignments without logging out

When assigning a user's secondary group list using: # usermod -G <grouplist> <user> is it possible to force this group assignment to take effect without logging out all running ...
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Are AMD Drivers Required?

I just bought a graphics card, specifically this one. It's AMD-made. I've never done much on the hardware side of my PC. I would like to know: Do I really need AMD Catalyst (or whatever) drivers? ...
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WSGI, Ngnix, Python3, Debian Wheezy: what pkgs to install, how does it all fit in?

I'm working on a web-site. I would like to add some database functionality eventually: for this, i need to understand SQL, python-sqlite3, python-wsgi spec, python-uWSGI server and how all this is ...
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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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How to remove gnome 3 and all its dependencies from a debian wheezy netinst

I downloaded a Debian wheezy netinstall iso file, and just made a very minimal installation with no Display manager or desktop environment. I was using the terminal for testing purpose. I later ...
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Anything like the Debian Package Manager for Windows? [on hold]

I know that sounds a weird request. But I was installing a bunch of packages in Ubuntu yesterday, using apt-get and I started wondering if anyone had adapted it or produced anything similar for ...
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XDM login loop, missing or wrong session and resources files

I use Debian Wheezy/Sid with XDM urxvt as terminal as well as i3 as window manager ~/.xsession and /.Xresources as session and resources file, respectively. Last night I accidentally used up all ...
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Check for Free Space on Linux, email if critical

I just finished dealing with a server which had run out of space, and would like to setup monitoring on it now, to prevent it going critical in the future. What I would like is to get an email sent ...
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How to make my Debian useful - 1 CDs installed, clean Debian

I have problem with debian. After 1 year working on Ubuntu and problems with Ubuntu on VirtualBox I decide to moved to Debian(I know that Ubuntu is son of Debian, but Debian don't make a problem with ...
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How to set gpg2 as default implementation of gpg on debian?

My debian installation came with gpg 1.4.12, while I would like to be running 2.0.19. The former comes in the package gnupg and the latter gnupg2. They can coexist peacefully as far as I know, but I ...
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How can I get information about an network interface uptime?

I have an Ubuntu machine and a Debian machine. On both I want to be able to see for how long an network interface has been connected. (That is, connected to a network getting an IP etc. Not the ...
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Need latest Java in Linux environment

I need some help with Java in a Linux environment. Quick background: we have Verizon FIOS and some of their services require use of their web site. We experienced all kinds of random web site ...
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How to autorun wpa_supplicant on Debian startup

I'd like to run wpa_supplicant -D wext -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf on Debian startup (runlevels 2-5). I found some vague instructions from a related question that said to put a script in ...
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Single application through OpenVPN tunnel (Debian Lenny)

I'm using Debian Lenny and I want to tunnel rtorrent only through a OpenVPN tunnel. I have a tunnel running, the config file looks like this: client dev tun proto udp remote openvpn.xxx.com 1194 ...
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Mounting FTP as filesystem in debian using curlftpfs

I am trying to mount a FTP as filesystem in debian using curlftpfs. What I get after running curlftpfs -o allow_other username:password@ftp.server.com /mnt/myftp/ is just: fuse: failed to open ...
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Cannot remove package gramps

I used dpkg and apt-get to install, purge, remove gramps package different versions. It all went to situation when I cannot remove it fully and install clean. $ sudo apt-get remove gramps Reading ...
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DVD ROM keeps spining at random times

My dvd rom tries to read disk at random moments while I don't actually use it. I even disabled it in BIOS but no help. How to disable dvd rom permanently? What causes this behavior? I can't ...
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Nginx Modsecurity Apache Include Equivalent

I just switched from apache to nginx and so far I've been pretty happy. However, I've been having some issues with modsecurity. Back when I used apache I could use the following to add every rule I ...
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How can I get a indicator for dropbox in Debian xfce?

I am using Debian Wheezy with xfce 4.10. I installed dropbox but I couldn't find dropbox indicator. Anybody tell me how can I find the dropbox indicator?
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Installing zend-server php 5.3 on debian 7.x using chef cookbook

When trying to install zend server (6.3) with php5.3 on debian 7.x (wheezy) using the zendserver cookbook for Chef I get the following error: (needs to be php5.3 because of old code in PHP ...
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how to configure wifi power management in debian jessie

I have a plain Debian Jessie installation on my Thinkpad x230. Everything works smooth but I noticed that wifi powermanagement is set to 'off'. I can activate power management manually but after ...
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Firefox is alredy running, but not responding

I am using two Icedove (Thunderbird) profiles. I am starting the profiles with following commands: icedove -P "default" %u icedove -P "test" -no-remote --class test %u When I click on a link (URL) ...
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XFCE: set up global file associations

I have many users using a Debian system through thin clients and I'm looking for a way to setup file associations globally for all the XFCE4 desktop environments. Is there a way to setup the ...
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SSH stopped forwarding ports

Somehow SSH stopped forwarding ports and giving me errors on the host. I can not figure out why. I tried -4 switch to force ip4 but still no luck.I am hoping that I could get much proper solution ...
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Pulse Audio settings in XFCE

Almost every common graphical environment, I know, has a program/dialog where you can change the volume of your devices AND of every stream which is playing sound. But I'm not able to find such a ...
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How to configure WIFI for arietta G25?: debian linux - wpa_supplicant daemon failed to start

I'm trying to configure WIFI module for arietta G25 debian linux module following this spec: http://www.acmesystems.it/arietta_wifi lsusb gives: root@arietta:~# lsusb Bus 001 Device 002: ID ...
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Middleman still creating standard assets folders

I just installed middleman to mainly speed up my static site creation workflow. Every is working the way I want (My *.html.erb files get compiled to *.html correctly) but Middleman is still creating ...
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OpenVPN connects but no internet access

I can't figure out why my openvpn connection is not working. It seems that it works fine on connection. I can connect to my server but once when I'm connected I can't use internet through vpn. This ...
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Kali Linux won't boot from GUI

Been working with Kali Linux for over a month. Updated some wheezy & Deb source list. Everything was working fine even with the unsupported sources! But when I tried to install NVIDIA ATI drivers, ...
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How to remove tty[7-63]?

I have an embedded system, a beaglebone black to be specific. This SBC runs Debian wheezy 7.4, and a custom 3.8.x kernel. Patched for this hardware. Anyway, the title pretty much says it all. I can ...
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I want to configure Apache with gnutls on debian : why connexion is still clear?

I'm using sid debian. I simply installed mod_gnutls I run a2enmod gnutls I enable the installed site. I restart apache, and https://localhost/ is not working but http://localhost:443/ works. ...
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Creating wlan interface on debian 7

I am running Debian 7 under VMWare and want direct wifi connection. I have a USB wifi device plugged in and the relevant module (rtl8192cu) seems to be loaded (automatically). root@debian7:~# uname ...
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Intel HD graphics 4400 not working properly on Wheezy

Upon login, I get the following message: GNOME 3 Failed to Load Unfortunately GNOME 3 failed to start properly and started in the fallback mode. This most likely means your system ...
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Restore File Permissions on CrunchBang Linux

I'm running #! linux x64 Waldorf. While setting up Magento (the e-commerce software) for local testing and development, I ran the following command: find . exec chmod 755 {} /; This was an ...
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Unable to format HDD; Partitions & contents are retained after formatting

I have a Seagate Laptop HDD which I want to format. Since I encountered problems formatting it while installing Windows 7, removed it and connected to PC using USB adapter. Tried the following: ...
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Linux on external drive / UEFI

I'm stuck on a problem : I want to make my external USB3 HDD self bootable. For now I must go through UEFI boot option. Explaination of my setup: I have a Win8 Asus Laptop with UEFI. I have ...
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What is the correct way to install linux on a Macbook Pro

I've had a lot of trouble doing this. It always is unable to boot after installation (I get the famous question-mark in a folder thing). I've installed http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/ however after ...
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Icons missing on Stack Exchange sites

For the last couple of days, some of the items normally displayed in the top border of the Stack Exchange sites have been missing on my computer. Above the site logo are three fields: links to Stack ...
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Is it Possible to mount windows partition on Linux automatically when system starts?

I have a Dualbooted PC, windows 7 64 bit and a Debian wheezy distro, I have all my music and documents on windows. When on Linux I have to manually mount windows filesystem partition on Linux. This ...
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Booting linux system from chroot: is there a better way to do this?

I want to set up Grub menu entry to boot into chrooted system (installed chrooted debootstrap to avoid touching existing system too much). Currently I do the following to attain it: Install ...
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Mounting a thumb drive encrypted o OS X yosemite on Debian

I recently encrypted a thumb drive on mac OS X Yosemite, by right-clicking on it and choosing "encrypt volume". Now I want to mount it on Debian jessie (read only access is sufficient). However, I ...
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Fix a broken apache2 install on Debian Squeeze

I accidentally broke my apache2 install, and was wondering if I could completely remove apache2 and everything related to it, and then completely reinstall it starting from scratch?
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Does Debian have a x86-64 Distro?

Looks like Debian has AMD64 and IA64 versions, but does not have a x86-64 version, is this correct? Or AMD64 includes x86-64?
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limits.conf ulimits not being applied to chrooted processes

We allow users to execute scripts on our servers. Our security model involves chrooting them. We want to be able to apply ulimit restrictions to them, and the best way to do it would seem to be in ...
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Google Chrome broke after deleting Virtualbox?

I was trying to update Virtualbox because copy-paste didn't work in between Virtualbox and Debian Wheezy ( my OS ). It had previously before, but I think I upgraded it and it broke in between. ...
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Where should the XDG_CONFIG_HOME variable be defined?

The XDG specification talks about the XDG_CONFIG_HOME variable, but does not specify where it should be defined. Should we define it in /etc/X11/Xsession, or is it the window manager's config file ...