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How to disable local file access for web browsers?

When I type in a web browser, for example iceweasel, a local path on Debian I have access to local files. Is there any way to disable this option for all web browsers?
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How to hide foreign architecture?

I have an amd64 Debian but I had to install some i386 packages. I don't want to remove this foreign architecture, I just would like to hide it so that, for example, when I seach for libc in aptitude I ...
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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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Debian PostgreSQL doesn't appear to be working

I've just set up a server running Debian 6.0 64-bit. I've installed PostgreSQL through aptitude, and now i try to access PostgreSQL without any luck. I am trying to access psql as the user postgres, ...
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Cannot get an IPv6 address on Debian

I am using Debian 7 with the newest updates. I have a block of IPv6 adresses from my provider and, according to the provider the DHCP server is setup so that I should get an ip automatically (I even ...
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Booting Debian from USB stick fails although Secure Boot is disabled

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (3rd gen.; 2015) with Windows 8. I used Unetbootin to create a bootable USB stick with Debian Testing (the USB stick is FAT32 formatted). When I plug in the USB ...
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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 ...
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SSH remote chroot without root

I have a dual boot system consisting of two Debian OSes. I've installed one of them in a root of the partition and installed the other Debian using debootstrap; the installation partition is called ...
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“Cannot open audit interface” upgrading libuuid1 — is selinux confused?

I have a Debian chroot on a Linux system running an alternative Linux distro. It's always worked fine in the past but in the past few months I've found myself unable to upgrade libuuid1. Instead it ...
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Debian: You need to load the kernel first

Recently I upgraded my Debian box to version 7.7. After reboot the following error occurs: Loading Linux 3.2.0-4-amd646 ... error: cannot read the Linux header. Loading initial ramdisk ... error: you ...
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SSH error ssh_exchange_identification: read: Connection reset by peer

I am trying to access ssh to a server but got "ssh_exchange_identification: read: Connection reset by peer". The same client works well when I move the computer to home but show the error when the ...
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Debian: Eclipse 3.8.1 doesn't know anything anymore about Java

I work on a Debian testing, with an Eclipse installed from the repositories (current version: 3.8.1). Since my latest apt-get upgrade, Eclipse "doesn't understand Java" anymore: no Java perspectives, ...
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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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Installing Windows Update 3033929

I am using grub as default boot loader for my dual boot laptop (DELL Vostro 3750). My system is currently undergoing a reboot loop (infinite) because of Windows Update 3033929. As described here: ...
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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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How to display a message before login?

I need to display a message before any login on a Linux box, either locally and for remote login via SSH. How can I achieve this? Edit: Thanks for your answers. I had to pick one accepted answer, ...
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Who is the best user to be the owner of shared files?

I installed Debian on a home computer which will be used as a NAS. The server will share a folder with computers using Ubuntu or Windows 7 (I use a dual-boot). Should I chown all the shared folder and ...
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Linux Bash: Moving/Copying files/directories by timestamp

This is the command I am using: find absolute-path -name "*" -amin -120 -exec cp -f absolute-destination {} \; I’m trying to copy a lot of directories from a directory to another directory, but ...
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Debian - desktop environment not working

I just installed debian 7 whezee with KDE and had no errors after installation. But when I start debian could not see the desktop environment, I can only access the tty console. I tried startx and it ...
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What is this? Debian Wheezy, Weird randomly occuring inputs

When I login in one of the extra virtual terminals there always come odd signs or control characters between my actual input. For example I type administrator and after the adm some garbage gets ...
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Set apache just one IP Debian

, at the time im running apache on my Debian 7 Server , but i have a problem , in that machine i have like 10 IP Addres , and when i type all ip addreses in the browser it just come UP the web page ...
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Debian 7 PostFix error [closed]

im trying to mount a Mail server on Debian 7 server , the server just work fine , i can send email and recive , but i dont know , i get this mail each time i send a email: Message 13: From ...
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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 and GNOMEbuntu installation fails to boot showing a weird Realtek network screen

I have tried replacing Windows with Linux, using Debian network installer. No errors occured, but when I booted the new system a weird screen appeared and Linux is not loading. Intel UNDI , PXE ...
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Copy Skype logs from Windows to Debian

I want to install Debian but I'd like to keep my Skype chat history. I don't know if it's possible to just copy from %appdata% the skype folder and put it into the Debian's one. How could I do? I ...
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How do I abstract a physical Ethernet interface into two virtual interfaces in Linux?

In Debian Wheezy or Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I'm running an AppleShare file server (Netatalk 2.2.4) on eth0 using AppleTalk (DDP, not TCP/IP) networking. There is an emulator, GSport, which can access the ...
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Linux - how to connect from local machine to local server using its public IP

I have dedicated machine (Debian) where are running some servers (CS:GO, but it doesn't matter). I need to connect to them from this machine using their public IPs instead of local IPs. Machine is ...
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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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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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How can I produce high CPU load on a Linux server?

I’m currently in the process of debugging a Cacti installation and want to create CPU load to debug my CPU utilization graphs. I tried to simply run cat /dev/zero > /dev/null, which works great ...
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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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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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How to make a script in sleep.d

My script gives an error after resuming from sleep. I've named it 51_fancontrol.sh because I think it should be in the 50+ range (although I don't fully understand that part): #!/bin/bash case "${1}" ...
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Why CSF blocking all traffic?

I've installed CSF firewall with Directadmin. when the firewall is running, it blocks all the incoming and outgoing connections. My iptables -L -n: Chain INPUT (policy DROP) target prot opt ...
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How to install workrave on a Debian based distro?

I wanted to install an application to prevent repetitive strain injury. I tried workrave, but it does not install. I do not know how to compile the source. Is it possible to do something about it?
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Making a host-only connected virtualbox guest a part of the hosts apache or nginx network

I have an instance of Apache running that hosts a very basic web presence. like this. This URL is resolved to the server host where it serves some simple static content. On this host, there is a ...
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scaling a fixed-sized application

I have an application (on linux - Debian/wheezy) that creates a fixed size window (say 800x600 pixels). I would like to scale that window to fullscreen on whatever resolution the X-server is ...
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Black screen in the beginning of installation process of Debian 7.8 on Hyper-V on Windows 8.1 Pro

I am trying to install Debian 7.8 using an ISO image "debian-7.8.0-amd64-netinst.iso" on Hyper-V. When the VM is running, I see a graphical start screen: When I choose the first command, I get ...
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Wget which stops when it has a download limit

I have over 200 wget in screens on my server. I set a download limit in each low wget: --limit-rate=1K. The only problem is that after one hundred seconds, he considers as a finished one, so this ...
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How to fix locale settings in Debian 7?

I'm having massive problems with Debian's locale Settings. I want my server to talk to me in standard English (en_US.UTF-8?) and additionally have de_DE.UTF-8 available for a few Python scripts that ...
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finding L2 cache size in Linux

I wanted to know how to find L2 cache size in Linux... for L1 cache size, I am doing the following pico /proc/cpuinfo what about L2 cache size?
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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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Debian Unwanted Login Screen

I have just installed Debian from CD 1, deselecting everything at the tasksel stage, even standard system utilities. I have installed bspwm and “bar ain’t recursive”, as well as sxhkd. However, ...
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Install apache2-dev for mod_wsgi

I'm completely new to linux but have developed a Python3 Django application that I've been asked to deploy to an apache web server running on Debian 7.8. To do that I'm following Django guideline ...
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PHP PECL Sphinx module won't install

I'm trying to install the PHP Sphinx client (PHP 5.6) on my Debian 7 server using PECL. I get the misleading error "wrong libsphinxclient version or lib not found" when trying to build, even though ...
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Debian Squeeze upgrade to Wheezy apt-get error “Could not perform immediate configuration”

I'm trying to upgrade from Debian Squeeze to Wheezy, following the steps from the Debian site. The command apt-get upgrade (4.4.5. Minimal system upgrade) executed without problems. But when I run ...
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Disconnect a RAID 1

I currently have a setup of a 2 disks in RAID 1. How-ever I'd like to disconnect the raid and only run off one disk. Is this possible? Or will I have to reinstall the system? The RAID is a soft-raid ...
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Not enough host controller resources for new device state

I have a debian mint based system where I plug in 16 usb devices. The Kernal is: 3.11.0-12-generic After about 10 or so devices I start to experience problems with connecting new ones. There error ...
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Reconfigure downloaded firmware in Debian live CD

Is there any way to reconfigure the downloaded firmware in Debian live CD(Whezzy)?It might be possible if you have installed it on a hard disk because you just have to restart the computer while for a ...
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Thunderbird write window not in focus [duplicate]

I'm running Thunderbird 24.3 on Debian 7 and sometimes when I click on 'Write' and it opens up a new window it's not in focus and my keystrokes are sent to the main Thunderbird screen not the new ...