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As an unprivileged user, how can I configure sshd to allow only specified commands to be executed when it's autheticated with a password?

I usually log in to a SSH server (where I'm an unprivileged user) by using my public keys. I also use authentication by a password when I use the server as a git-annex repository. What I want to do ...
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Getting ecmascript working with elinks on Debian Jessie

I've installed the elinks package on my Jessie Debian install. I'm trying to get it to work with javascript. Here are some older instructions for older versions of Debian.
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The attempt to mount a file system with type vfat in /dev/nvme0n1p1 at /boot/efi failed

Trying to install Debian dual boot with windows 10 on SSD but I have this error message : The attempt to mount a file system with type vfat in /dev/nvme0n1p1 at /boot/efi failed I forced EFI ...
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Debian Wheezy, hostapd running but no AP detected by clients

I've an TL-WN951N (AR5416+AR5008) using ath9k module running an hostapd and a dhcp for it. So hostapd starts fine: $ hostapd wifi.test Configuration file: wifi.test Using interface int1 with hwaddr ...
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KDE - Plasma becomes glitchy with Intellij Idea launched

I am using Debian Jessie with KDE. When I am working with opened IntelliJ IDEA, almost all windows in Plasma become so: How to fix it? Version of IntelliJ Ultimate is 15.0.3.
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How can I install software packages to a Debian Linux OS?

I've tried many different things on this try. The biggest problem is I don't know what to use in the apt-get command as a name of the package. The internet has been absolutely no help at all in ...
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Problems setting TL-WN951N (AR5416/AR5008) into Master mode

I recently bought a TL-WN951N PCI card, it gets detected right and the module being used is ath9k. When trying to set it to master mode however, it prints: $ iwconfig int1 mode master Error for ...
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What is the difference between the Iceweasel versions?

I am a Xubuntu LTS user, considering using Debian Stable 64 bit in my next install. I use just one desktop computer, with no network to other devices, for casual browsing and desktop use. When I ...
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Computer crashes constantly after upgrading from Debian Wheezy to Jessie

I’m on a Lenovo ThinkPad T430 which had Debian Wheezy running solid/stable. No crashes, ever. Upgraded to Debian Jessie recently and been having crashes; it seems like Gnome crashes. By crash, it ...
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Can't type ç on some programs

I've configured the language on my Debian 8 keyboard to US, international with dead keys, and in some programs I can type ç by doing ' and c. For example, Iceweasel works. But on telegram it won't... ...
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How to create Wifi access point to share internet from wifi connection on the same adapter

I need to setup the following configuration: My nettop on Debian needs to connect to external wifi. And at the same time and using the same adapter - create an access point for my phone to be able to ...
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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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LMDE 2 - Unstable Wifi Connection

It seems to run well for about 20 seconds, especially after freshly reconnecting. After those 20 seconds are up, it ceases all incoming and outgoing network activity for about two minutes. This is a ...
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Allow volume control to set volume above 100%

My laptop doesn't have the loudest speakers, and thus audio is often pretty quiet even at 100% volume. I am able to boost the volume up to 153% in pavucontrol (the graphical frontend for Pulse Audio) ...
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Wicd+wpa_supplicant how to: NOT use certificates (PEAP+MSCHAP)? Enable logging?

I'm using Debian 8 (Jessie) with LDXE, Wicd, and wpa_supplicant, to try to connect to my work's WiFi network. The network uses PEAP and MSCHAP, but it does not use certificates. When I leave the ...
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Ubuntu old upgrade 8.04 -> 12.04

(Moved from stackoverflow.com) I have a computer running the old Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. As well as 8.04, the next LTS version, 10.04 is also no longer supported. There is no published path of direct ...
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Ulimit is set on second login, not first

I'm using Debian Jessie and I have a strange error connected with setting the limit of open files per process. I want to increase the default limit for certain user (me), so I added to ...
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Debian : RAID drive showing 62% disk already used even though lot remaining

Sometime back I had configured RAID0 on our Debian X64 server and so far, it is working fine, no issues. One day, I just checked df -h, and it shows me that 62% of disk-space is already used. The ...
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KDE accessibility applet respawned in my LXDE panel - how to get rid of it?

For some strange reason, whenever I log in to my LXDE desktop, I see the KDE accessibility applet on the panel/taskbar. I can't figure out what's triggering it being run and how I can stop it from ...
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Why doesn't ImageMagick's convert actually convert my pdf on docker python:3.5 image?

If you do this: $ docker run --rm -it python:3.5 # apt-get update && apt-get install -y imagemagick wget # convert --version Version: ImageMagick 6.8.9-9 Q16 x86_64 2015-01-05 ...
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webserver location /home/usr or /var/www/

I'm new to hosting my own webserver. I was curious and this may be an stupid question, but what location is practical and secure to for hosting on the web? /home/user/ or /var/www/html?? Because ...
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win server 2012 r2 - change existing certificats private key to NOT exportable

I set up my own PKI. everything is working fine until the point that I realize that my subCAs certificate has an exportable private key. My rootCA is a debian machine and the subCA is a win server ...
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How can I control switching between wireless APs on Linux?

Because the walls of my house are thick and tend to attenuate wireless signals badly, I have two access points in different parts of my house, configured on the same SSID with the same settings. Both ...
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Increase resolution for debian guest in virtualbox

I have a windows 7 host and a debian 8 guest. I already installed virtualbox-guest-utils virtualbox-guest-x11 virtualbox-guest-dkms as described in ...
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Autostart programs/scripts in Debian 8 Jessie

I have a scipt (.sh) for screen rotation of my thinkpad on linux. I have now installed Debian 8 Jessie and the "Startup Applications" is no longer there, how can I make it to startup on boot? or user ...
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samba sync password with unix password on debian wheezy

I installed samba on my server and I am trying to write a script to spare me the two steps to add user, e.g.: adduser username smbpasswd -a username My smb.conf states: # This boolean parameter ...
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How to share folder from VM (Debian) to my main OS

I want to be able to do this with in a VM: Share folder and it's subfolders and files on Debian (e.g /home/user-name/dev/) Be able to mount this to my main Windows machine so that I can load files ...
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LANG and LANGUAGE environment variable in Debian based systems

It seems both the LANG and LANGUAGE environment variable are used by some programs to determine their user interface language. What are the exact semantics of these variables and where can I read ...
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Troubleshooting Nginx returning random 503 on Wordpress site on Raspberry Pi

I've started self-hosting a small Wordpress website served by Nginx on a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B at home. Network wise, I had to put my Pi's IP on DMZ (I have a trashy router from my ISP). It's ...
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LVM partitioned with 3 distros. Missing /sbin/init on some boot options

So I've installed Ubuntu with LVM and added Antegeros and Debian on seperate LVM partitions with them all sharing the same home. I can boot all of them if I select a particular Linux kernel version or ...
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Native Debian X32 Virtual Machine?

I'm trying to setup a native Debian X32 virtual machine. Note that X32 is different than X86 and X64. For details, see Difference between x86, x32, and x64 architectures? on Stack Overflow. Some other ...
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Debian 8 hangs when plugging in USB HDD

When I try to connect my SATA HDD via USB to my laptop running Debian 8, the system hangs, responds extremely slowly and running ls /dev | grep sd* shows entries ranging from sdc1 to sdc99 that are ...
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Fixing a broken Raid-Array (Hetzner-Root-Server from Germany)

I do not know why but my Hetzner Root Server loses once a quarter its RAID array and the situation is different every time. This time I need further help. Maybe they want that I change to ...
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Missing AESNI, RDRAND and RDSEED capabilities?

I've got a machine with a Core-i5 5200U. Its a 5th generation processor, so it has AESNI, RDRAND and RDSEED. Its the reason I bought the machine. The machine is running Ubuntu Server 14.04.03. Ubuntu ...
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Giving each domain unique IPV6 address for posfix SMTP

Today I faced a problem after setting up postfix as my mailserver and sending e-mail to a gmail email, which responded me with the following message: Our system has detected that this ...
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Minimal emacs24 installation on ubuntu

I need a minimal emacs 24 installation for distribution in a virtual box. When I try to install emacs-snapshot from synaptics I get tons of stuff installed like ghostscript and imagemagic and various ...
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Fixing broken SSH on NAS server

I am very new to the Unix/Linux world, and at my workplace, I was trying to set up my user to be able to SSH into the NAS server (our NAS is made by netgear). I had never worked with this particular ...
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Debian Internet Connection Cannot Access Internet

I'm have a problem, I cannot access the internet. I'm using a dell inspiron 6400 with debian kernel 3.2 installed. My windows manager is xfce4. I was never able to figure out the wired network, ...
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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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Is it possible to automatically compile a LaTeX document through terminal using TeXworks?

I want to create an alias to automatically compile the main .tex file of a big document in LaTeX under Debian Wheezy. That means I need a shell command to do so. Is this possible? I am currently ...
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10 second delay on ssh operations

After doing various things to my BeagleBone Black, I noticed it started giving me a ten second delay on every SSH operation, including SSHFS file transfers. But once it was connected (after that ...
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Can't enable nVidia proprietary driver with bumblebee on debian 8

I am running the Debian 8.0 64bit (Jessie, the stable release) on my HP laptop. I am having hard time in installing the proprietary nVidia driver of my graphic card 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller ...
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How to mirror my display to a remote xserver

We have got a big screen in our office connected to an old pc, whose only purpose is to display information generated by software such as munin, nagios, etc. It is running debian with xfce to be able ...
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Corrupted sudoers file preventing me from using sudo

I attempted to add another user to the sudoers list on my Raspberry Pi running Debian (Raspbian Jessie kernel ver 4.1). While doing so I entered the entry in wrong and I keep getting these errors ...
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gcc path not valid when installing VMWare Tools from VMWare Workstation 7.1.1 build-282343 on Debian squeeze

I am trying to install VMWare tools on Debian Squeeze. My error: Before you can compile modules, you need to have the following installed... make gcc kernel headers of the running kernel ...
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What easy to manage file system to choose on Linux for homeserver?

I have a homeserver running on a HP Proliant Microserver Gen7 with 10GB of ECC Memory running Debian 8 (jessie). Right now i have one small system disk (backed up using rsnapshot) and 2x 3TB storage ...
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LibreOffice Writer in Windows missed images from Linux

I'm using LibreOffice Writer in Linux to edit a document with images. But when I move file created under Linux to Windows not show images inside the document. My LibreOffice version: LibreOffice ...
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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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IP forwarding from one interface to another on Debian 7

Background The Debian 7 that I run has the following interfaces wlan3 == Internet connection 85.5.48.64/24 wlan2 == act as an AP (hostapd) 192.168.5.1/24 I run the following settings on the ...
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Networking lost after update from Debian Wheezy to Jessie

I am currently setting a Virtual Machine for development purposes. I did a big part of this configuration under Wheezy, but I need some debs that were available only on Jessie. So, I've updated the ...