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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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TERM=xterm-256color vs xterm+256color

I noticed debian ships with a terminfo xterm+256color while most other distros only have (and is the default in osx) xterm-256color looking at the info on both, i can see that xterm+256color is very ...
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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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Update current stable Debian Wheezy system to Debian Jessie?

Debian Jessie just came out as stable. Is a apt-get dist-upgrade enough? Or do I need to do something more, or even use a script like Ubuntu uses?
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scanbd not triggering scan

Debian Linux I've only just discovered both SANE and scanbd I’ve installed SANE with a Canoscan 210 and, by itself, it works. The scanner identifies as “genesys:libusb:001:005” “scanimage -x 210 ...
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MBR and GPT confusion: installing Debian on macbook air

I'm following this question and trying to install Debian on my MacBook. I've lost that account so I couldn't accept that guy's answer (I'm sorry, I'll not loose this one). So, I followed with his ...
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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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Laptop shuts down by closing the lid when plugged, not goes to sleep as it should

I have installed Debian 8.0 Jessie with Gnome on my HP ProBook 430 G2. The weird problem is that when I close the lid while laptop is plugged, it shuts down and does not go to sleep as it does when ...
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Copying an SSH ID to a server from a certain computer yields an error while the same command works fine from other computers

I get the following error message when trying to copy an SSH key to a remote server: ssh-copy-id -p*** ****@****.com Pseudo-terminal will not be allocated because stdin is not a terminal. ssh: ...
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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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Locale on Debian 7 doesn't change

So I have tried all things that I could Google up but still locale settings aren't changed (kind of, you will see what I mean). To start off desired locale (lv_LV.UTF-8) is available on the system: ...
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How do I disable the huge clown mouse cursor when using a QHD display?

I recently purchased a large QHD monitor for some screen real estate. Unfortunately, as soon as (I'm assuming) Cinnamon noticed the 2560x1440 resolution, it went and blew my cursor up to an annoyingly ...
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Status display after boot on Debian

I run some VM's and some of them are dedicated to several jobs. For example lets say that one machine is running samba and ftp services and another is running Apache and some database. Now what I ...
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How do I boot from a different disk?

I have a working Debian installation. It boots from /sda using GRUB2, with the root partition on sda1. Its a standard install, nothing strange. I've added a 16GB mSATA device which appears as sdc. I ...
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Hibernation doesn't work in Debian Wheezy (suspend does work)

Recently I've been trying to make hibernation work. Suspending works all the time, so "hibernate/suspend debug tutorials" didn't helped me much. The only one that gave me some information about the ...
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Making sure linux uses all my hardware correctly

I have a new decent computer coming my way in a week or so, and I have a few worries. I never had to care about installing Linux before as all my hardware was pretty low standard, but now I'll be ...
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Debian - Autoinstall Debian distribution via PXE

Do u know any method to autoinstall Debian via PXE? ive tryed something similar using SLPOS (Suse Linux Enterprice Point of Service). i want to load a Clean Debian Distribution from a PXE coz i want ...
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Synchronizing folders, configurations, programs, local server and database on 2 debian machines

I am using debian both on a laptop and inside a virtual machine on another computer. I want to be able to synchronize those 2 systems in both ways so that I can do some work say on the VM, then ...
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exim4 on Debian: Forward all local mail

My goal is to forward all local mail on my servers to a specific mail address. I have set up Exim4 in a satellite configuration on Debian Wheezy, however, exim4 ignores wildcards in /etc/aliases: *: ...
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rootfs 100% full debian

I have a problem with full rootfs on Debian (on RPi). I noticed I can't start mysql server with error full partition. I tried looking for space hoggers with ncdu. It all appeared suddenly and I have ...
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Debian Preferential load balancing to maintain throughput

I have a broadband and a cellular 4G provider and I'm trying to aggregate both links to create a single link with a consistent throughput (e.g. 2Mbps). I would like to have the broadband connection ...
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ssh key exists on remote, but still prompts for password?

Why is this happening? $ ssh-copy-id me@server /usr/local/bin/ssh-copy-id: INFO: attempting to log in with the new key(s), to filter out any that are already installed /usr/local/bin/ssh-copy-id: ...
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Is there a `purge` command in Debian/Ubuntu similar to the purge in Mac OS X?

Mac OS X has a pretty cool tool called purge. You run it at the command line and it frees up all available memory - slowing your system to a halt in the process. I often free up 2GB of memory or ...
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Accidentally deleted all files older than 7 days

A bad written skript located in /etc/cron.daily erroneously executed find * -mtime +7 -exec rm -r {} \; as root user. As a result of this I can no longer login. Beside that the system seems to run ...
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No path, or command history through SSH when logged in to server as someone other than root

When I SSH into a server, as anything other than root, it only shows a $ and not the path. It also won't allow me to press the up key and see the command history when I don't SSH in as root. How do I ...
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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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X-Sendfile ownCloud 404 error

I have a problem with X-Sendfile on Apache on Debian with ownCloud. When I want to download single file I got an error: The requested URL /owncloud/index.php/apps/files/ajax/download.php was not found ...
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How can I create a shell script shortcut?

I'm using Debian and there's a user who has a script called start.sh. I want the user to be able to call the script by typing application ... instead of ./start.sh ... I've been playing with symbolic ...
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ubuntu 14.04 trusty: 'apt-get install' silently refuses upgrade package with unsatisfied dependencies

I think, this question is about the same problem. That question is marked as answered, although the problem isn't solved, so I open a new question with little bit more details. Short description: ...
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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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What should I use for an encrypted directory on Debian? [closed]

Up to this point I have used ecryptfs, but I'm setting up a new system and have recently read some articles and forum posts saying that ecryptfs is not very good and should not be used. I'm wondering ...
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Debian Linux cron stubbornly refuses to run at right time

I have a Debian Linux server, recent install. It has this cron job: 7 1 * * * /do/something/important.sh As I read that, it should run at 1:07am. Instead, it runs at 5:07pm. So, wrong ...
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Can't read remote disk on debian

I have mounted a time capsule on my debian like this: sudo mount -t cifs //10.0.0.4/Data /mnt/timeCapsule -o user=Kiva,pass=pass,rw,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8,sec=ntlm When I do a df, I see the disk: ...
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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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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 can't connect to Wi-Fi network after upgrade from Wheezy to Jessie

After upgrading my Thinkpad T420 from Wheezy to Jessie today, the integrated Wi-Fi stopped working. After countless hours of searching, I still can't seem to find what the issue is. In the GNOME ...
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Installing Debian on my macbook air

I want to install Debian on my macbook air 13" from 2011. I'm following this tutorial: https://wiki.debian.org/MacBookAir4%2C2Testimonial It starts by telling me to use bootcamp on OS X. I don't have ...
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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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Wireless dongle driver don't work(Debian)

I have a WiFi dongle that said to support GNU/Linux, however no drivers were found on the CD, after hours of research i found this https://wiki.debian.org/rt2800usb and installed the driver, I'm ...
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Anoymous ip route on my server

After typing "route -n" on my server, i figured out these lines 1.0.104.156 - 255.255.255.255 !H - - - - 1.9.22.84 - 255.255.255.255 !H - ...
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How To add a shortcut key to the terminal in LXDE?

Hi I am new to GNU/linux, I searched trought the web and saw that the most common shortcut to the terminal is CTRL + ALT + T, however this doesn't work for me. This make me came with two questions, ...
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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 install latest virtualbox-dkms with latest virtualbox on Debian Stable Wheezy

It is possible to install the latest virtualbox and extension pack on Wheezy using the following: # su sh -c 'echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian wheezy contrib" >> ...
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How risky it is to have a personal server with ssh opened to the Internet?

Title continuation would be “while having limited knowledge of Internet security”. I have recently set up a small server with a low end computer running debian with the aim to use it as a personal ...
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Debian can't communicate with network printer

We have working Konica Minolta Bizhub C224e connected to Wi-Fi. Windows computers don't have problems with it, so I assume that it's configured properly. On my Debian Wheezy I can see this printer ...
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SD card not formatted when using a Windows PC

I have installed Cubian on an SD card and use it to run a Cubieboard which works absolutely fine, but now when I plug the SD card into a window system to make copies, Windows says the card isn't ...
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How to block all incoming request from wifi

I am trying to block all wifi connection using iptables in debian but its not working here's what I've tried iptables -A INPUT -i wlan0 -j DROP I also tried blocking port 80 as well as 443 but not ...
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how to disable SendEnv variables set in ssh_config from ~/.ssh/config

I couldn't find that anywhere so I'm wondering am I the only one hitting such issue. By default ssh on Red Hat and Debian at least has a ssh_config with SendEnv option passing LC* and LANG variables ...
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Some KDE applications crash seemingly related to image loading

First of all - plasma-desktop doesn't work (probably caused by some widget, starts normally on clean ~/.kde dir), dolphin, choqok, klipper don't start at all, konsole starts but crashes when I try to ...
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Pull and chown from git

I've made a little script that fetches data from my bitbucket.org repository. Now when content gets created or changed the owner changes to name:name. What I want is all files to be chown to ...