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How to install Debian from a USB drive?

I've got a shining new x64 laptop running Windows 7 and I want to dual boot Debian stable. I've installed Ubuntu on loads of laptops in the past using a USB drive, but I can't find decent ...
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How to upgrade to latest git on debian 7?

I have installed git through apt-get on debian 7 which gives me: # git --version git version 1.7.10.4 I would like to ugrade to the latests version of git. I have tried: sudo apt-get install ...
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Mate Desktop: Autosize an empty element so clock is always on the right?

I have a debian with MATE desktop in a Virtual Machine. When powering up, the upper and lower bar are messed up. I have the window list on the lower bar on the right, and the clock on the upper bar ...
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How to understand the differences between Clonezilla Live and the “alternative” Clonezilla Live?

How does one know whether they need the Debian-based Clonezilla Live, or the Ubuntu-based "alternative" Clonezilla Live? This FAQ provides a high-level outline of the differences, but unless the ...
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Burning Windows XP ISO To USB

I'm attempting to create a bootable ISO for Windows XP using Gparted and dd in order to install onto another computer. However, every time I've attempted to do so and have burnt the ISO to the disk ...
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Boost input mic under Debian

I'm running Debian Jessie Lite (without X) on RPi3. I connected an external USB microphone and I set the volume to maximum using both alsamixer and pactl set-source-volume. Anyway the actual ...
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disable italic font in gnome-terminal

I use gnome-terminal on Debian 8 with Source Code Pro Regular as the font (the font comes with the TeXLive distribution). How can I disable the use of italics universally in the terminal? One ...
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Checkpoint VPN client not connecting, Debian Wheezy

Edit: what I'm looking for here is help finding out what's going on at the OS level, so that I can find out for sure whether the problem is on my end or my workplace's end, or in between. I'm not ...
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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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Bash-Completion Does not work for Apt

I am running a minimal Debian installation that comes with practically nothing installed. I am trying to get bash auto-complete working. I have looked over all the questions on this subject in ...
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dpkg alternative to opkg depends

In opkg (package manager in OpenWRT) I can get dependents pages of some package. For example command opkg depends vsftpd will outptut vsftpd depends on: libc Is there any alternative to ...
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bash: $'\302\211[COMMAND]': command not found

I've used bash in xterm on Debian Jessie for about 2 years. Just recently I sometimes get an error bash: $'\302\211[COMMAND]': command not found. The only help I can find on the topic is Piping grep ...
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Execute script/program when file changes

Is there a way to set something like a trigger on a file, so that everytime the file is changed a script or program will be executed? I only found a mechanism for this within a shell script but would ...
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Enable - Disable Camera and Printer

How can I enable - disable all kind of cameras and all kind of printers for a specific user? Not in kernel space, so not using modprobe. OR Is there a way to use kernel module (like uvcvideo) for a ...
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How do I fix mouse freezing when sound playback is active on Debian?

I'm having a fairly frustrating problem with my Debian machine. The problem is that the pointer of my USB mouse freezes shortly after I start playing sound through the headphones, which are also USB. ...
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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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mounting nfs gives “access denied by server while mounting (null)”

I've recently upgraded one of our machines to debian Squeeze from lenny. Previously, these machines mounted 2 NFS shares /home and /home/scans/data After the upgrade they can only mount one at a time....
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How do I let VNC control the main desktop like the mouse and keyboard in front of the computer?

I'm on a Debian 8 machine now, and I'd like to set up VNC so that I can use my smartphone with a VNC client on it as a sort of a jury-rigged wireless mouse and keyboard. This was the default (and I ...
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Squid Proxy Not Unlocking Website

I have a Squid3 server set up on my R-Pi, and have successfully set up authentication and anonymization. However, when I try to navigate to a blocked website such as YouTube, it tries to bring me to ...
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What is the master process running on port 465?

I want to close non used ports in my server, after doing a port scan I found service urd running on port 465. Running lsof I see a "master" process running on that port (also 25, 587,etc..). Question ...
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mariadb server broken after failed package update

So I had a problem the other day when mariadb's server package failed to update correctly and would not longer run. Log started: 2016-07-19 04:00:34 Setting up mariadb-server-10.1 (10.1.16+maria-1~...
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Prevent Radeon driver from attaching to specific PCI devices?

I have two Radeon cards in this machine, a Radeon HD 6570 and a Radeon HD 6950: lspci | grep VGA 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Turks [Radeon HD 6570] ...
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Highly unstable WLAN / Roaming does not work with Debian 8

When using mobile devices in large buildings WLAN connection fails forever or longer periods of time when roaming from one access points to another occurs. The WLAN link is always up but no network ...
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Using vlc to batch generate snapshots say every 2-3 minutes or os?

Is there a way to batch generate snapshots every 2-3 minutes or so in Debian. I have a video of approximately 15 minutes and while I could use hotekey 's' to manually generate snapshots . Using vlc 2....
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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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Unable to remove package on Debian 7

I have a damaged installation of MariaDB which I am trying to clean out and re-install. If I do sudo apt-get upgrade I get the following remove: You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct ...
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VMware Workstation - Set up networking etc

I've created a Debian VM in Vmware workstation 6.5 - Called, "Debian" I'm planning to install Subversion, trac etc... on here. How can I set up the VM to be accessed from my Windows 7 host machine? ...
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Unable to get Debian guest full screen on VMware Player 12

I have installed a Debian 8 guest on VMware Player 12 but I cannot get the Debian screen to fill my whole monitor even in Full Screen mode. When I set it up, I set screen size to be the same as the ...
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OpenVPN on Debian 6 failed to start

I configured openvpn on my Deabian 6 VPS (using OpenVZ) several times but always stuck on "Starting virtual private network daemon: client server failed!" The syslog indicates, that there seems to be ...
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Wifi adapter not working Kali linux

I have searched alot and everywhere the issues are with the kali os ran through virtual machines. I have installed Kali linux latest version 2016.1 on my laptop. And its the single os on my laptop, ...
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How does KeePassX sometimes start up automatically in Debian/KDE

I'm using the password database program KeePassX 0.4.3 on Debian 8.5 / KDE 4.14.2. I configured KeePassX to start up minimized to tray, with the last opened database file opened and locked. I couldn't ...
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Linux X260 special keys

I am attempting to make use of my f4, f7-f12 special keys, but am unable to find event/key codes for them. I do have thinkpad_acpi, and am able to use f1-f3, f5-f6. Do people have suggestions no how I ...
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Permanently change default language and keyboard settings - what am I missing?

I'm trying to configure a Debian Linux (ARMHF 3.8.13-bone20) on a BeagleBone Black to use German as the default language and keyboard layout, which does not work, and I can't see why. I'm talking ...
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Command to show the latest source package on Debian

I have Debian stable and in my /etc/apt/sources.list I added Debian package sources from unstable like this: deb-src http://httpredir.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free Is there any ...
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Flushed my routing table and internet no longer works, how to repair

I was trying things with the routing table, wanted to delete a rule I just added and thought it was easy like with iptables and flushed the table. Now I no longer have a connection. When I ping ...
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How to repair an SD card which shows incorrect size?

I've a Transcend SD card for 16 GB and am using it in my smartphone. One day I've discovered that the smartphone recognize it as 6 GB only. I've tried to find the solution to set the correct ...
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xmonad on debian: how to change screen resolution

I've installed xmonad in a debian vmware vm on osx. In Gnome I changed the screen resolution to 1440/900 using the GUI menu but this change did not affect the resolution I get when I'm logged in with ...
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Apt-cache: How to list all installed packages with version number?

apt-cache dump --installed doesn't work, it lists uninstalled packages as well. I want to list the install packages each by one line, with the installed version number.
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SYSLINUX 4.03 EDD Boot error Live USB

I'm trying to install Debian off a live USB onto a server but I keep getting a range of errors such as: "SYSLINUX 4.03 EDDBoot Error" "SYSLINUX 4.03 2010-10-22 EDDBoot Error" "SYSLINUX 4.07 EDDBoot ...
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Debian wheezy Xorg configuration fails, Debian don't boot

I have installed Debian Wheezy today. when i boot Debian wheezy when splash logo about to open, the screen blanks and system hangs, but Debian stable was booted without errors, but I changed init ...
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Debian wrong login and TTY resolution on 4K screen

I have just installed debian mate on a laptop that has a 4K screen resolution, which by default sets the resolution to 3840x2160. I've been able to change grub resolution to 1280x1024 using ...
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RAID1 Partitioning Scheme for a Linux Server

I'm having trouble setting up a RAID1 for my server where both drives are bootable. What I'm doing now is /biosboot and /boot partitions on both drives, then I have my LVM volume group with logical ...
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Access E3131 on a headless debian based linux system

I tried to access the E3131 on a headless debian system but the network interface was not avayable. The question is, how to access it? There is a follow up question for sending / receiving sms on ...
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How to install Google Earth on Debian Stretch?

after downloading from google the deb file I try: dpkg -i google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb but it complains that lsb-core is missing. So I need that package, "which is a virtual package and ...
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How do I use my Brother MFC-7440N from Debian or Ubuntu?

I have a Brother MFC-7440N. I would like to print to it from Debian Squeeze over the network without installing Brother's official driver, which I know for sure to be out of date and non-functional ...
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“Bug Pyinstaller” Payload Veil show prompt windows while I run it

Hi guys i have kali linux rolling Linux kali 4.5.0-kali1-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 4.5.5-1kali1 (2016-06-06) i686 GNU/Linux Python 2.7.12 Becouse if generate any payload with veil afther use easy ...
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What Apache2 configuration should I use on my server?

I have a Debian based server which is used for web development (PHP projects, WordPress websites, Samba). The server is used only for these and is not a "public" server, it is just for internal use. A ...
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Cant dual boot Debian Jessie and Kali rolling

I had a successful build of Debian Jessie on my laptop. Then i decided to dual boot Debian with Kali rolling. I made a bootable usb via rufus (on my windows machine) and started. At first it didnt ...
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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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Certificate verify failed, using fresh Plesk installation

I have a fresh installation of Debian 8.1 Plesk 12 Plesk installed Postfix and Dovecot and added a default certificate for Postfix. I'm running PHP 5.6 for my website. New in 5.6, PHP verifies ...