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How to check IP conflicts in Linux terminal

Is it there any way to check whether my IP gets conflicted with any other IP at my network? I'm using Debian system. What are the effective ways or any command to test the network?
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How to search only current directory in Nautilus (restore old behaviour)

Does anyone know, how can I bring the back the old nautilus behaviour? In old version (Debian <7), when I typed, the nautilus moved to first file that started with that typed phrase. In new ...
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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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Windows 10 unity mode

I am running vmware workstation 11 on windows 10, and it seems Unity mode doesn't work. I've tried both Debian (jessie and stretch) with gnome-fallback (metacity), kde, and xfce as well as Ubuntu ...
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Storing and retrieving a static IP address in a non-standard location in Debian

I need to store my static IP address in a non-standard location; say an EEPROM. This can be retrieved using a shell command. Is it possible to configure /etc/network/interfaces file in such a way ...
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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 ...
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Make wlan0 interface getting up at boot?

I made a service which starts at boot (prio. 96 at any rc level) This service does ifconfig wlan0 up 3. once boot has done, I check ifconfig: there is no wlan0 4. I restart the service, I check ...
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Debian can't access partition with user, only root can

I have a permission problem - my users can't access to partition. this partition is mounted with debian installer : # /data was on /dev/sdd2 during installation ...
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Debian machine not sending mails (PHP)

I have a local vagrant debian machine hosting a Symfony php application which should sends mails with Swiftmailer. When I move this app to a pre-production or production server mails are sent, so the ...
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ubuntu 13,10 “Failed to download repository information”

I have ubuntu 13.10- 64 bit version on my machine.recently i tried to install postgres for ROR development but i couldn't complete the postgres installation and found that my update manager always ...
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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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Update Debian8 JRE 1.7 => 1.8

The OpenJDK website reports installation is a simple one line operation. Debian/Ubunutu is specifically referenced in the instructions. http://openjdk.java.net/install/ sudo apt-get install ...
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system init and logging failure for diskless pxe boot

I'm going to set up a disk-less cluster and as the first step, I configured a Debian(Jessie) installation as the server and its dhcp, tftp, nfs according to ...
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Mounting USB sticks with Thunar. Wrong user and gruop

I'm using Debian testing with XFCE as Desktop Environment and Thunar as filemanager. I've an issue regarding the mounting of USB mass storages such as USB sticks. When I plug the stick the icon ...
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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 7 kernel 3.13.6 - kworker freezes for no reason and takes several processes with it

I have been wracking my brain trying to figure this out. My Linux server will, at random, decide to just hang everything and it is only ONE kworker thread that does it. First the kworker thread ...
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Strange null bytes in CN from openssl req

I need to send CSR (certificate signing request) to the SSL authority for our wildcard domain SSL certificate. I see strange values in the CN (common name) field, for example ...
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Debian laptop loses all network access, can't ping anything

I've got a laptop running Debian (Jessie) that for whatever reason has decided it hates wireless. It has some kind of Intel wireless card (not sure which), and so uses the iwlwifi package for ...
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'user is not in the sudoers file' but actually is

I have already read a lot of posts about enabling sudo-access for a specific user but those couldn't help me so far. The situation is: I'm running Debian Testing. On the system there are only two ...
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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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How to display caps lock status in Cinnamon's system tray?

In the system settings menu (under Applets) I have found BetterLock, but it doesn't work. Can this be fixed or is there another way to display caps lock status in the system tray?
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How to set output of terminal to external VGA display

I have laptop with broken screen and external monitor that i can connect to laptop via VGA port. Is there any way how to set output of shell(I have no GUI on installed debian) to VGA monitor? I can ...
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log password for ssh login failures

I'm managing a server and i wonder if it is possible to log the password used for a failed connexion attempt. In the auth.log, there is the user but not the password. it's just for an informative ...
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I apparently have two different versions of Python installed on Debian; how can I remove the older one?

Here is the original question I posted on Stack Overflow. I’m on Debian and have Python 2.7.10 installed from sources (compile && make && make install) and 2.7.3 from an unknown ...
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How to setup Access Point (WiFi hotspot) on Debian

I'm trying to setup an AP got stuck. I'm using an Odroid U3 and the WiFi adapter is the Module 3 from Hardkernel. I'm also using a Debian Jessie. Not, I've got it to almost work: the Odroid has ...
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Operating system not found in virtualisation

I have download an image for a debian computer. But if I will startup that image with vmWare I get the following message: Can anyone help me? Thanks.
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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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Why am I constantly running out of entropy?

So I've been trying to create a new GPG key, and keep getting this well-known error: Not enough random bytes available. Please do some other work to give the OS a chance to collect more entropy! ...
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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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Preventing screensaver on lock, Gnome on Debain 8 (Jessie)

When locking my system, the screen saver immediately activates turning the screen black. How do I prevent this? I wan't the screen to stay awake during lock.
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How to fix “/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found”?

How to fix this error: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found Platform: Linux alef 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.35-2 x86_64 GNU/Linux
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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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Autostart Samba on Boot Debian

I installed Samba on my debian squeeze server but it doesnt start when I reboot it, I have to run it manually for it to start. How can I make it so that when I start my server, samba starts ...
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OpenVPN client with two interfaces

I have found many resources describing how to expose networks behind OpenVPN server. But I could not find much about following situation: one of the clients has got two interfaces one interface is ...
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Kali linux 2.0 wlan0

I executed the following command not knowing that it would disable the wireless option from my settings. iw wlan0 del Is there any way to reverse the command? Any help would be really appreciated. ...
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Jessie: automount and ntfs-3g not working -s option not ignored

I downgraded to ntfs-3g 1:2012.1.15AR.5 amd64 because 2014 was buggy and gave me an IO error every time I tried to mount/access the FS. However with 2012 and the latest automount I get the following ...
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Exim: how to log email body

How can I log the body of an email in Exim? My specific need is to trace why an email from user www-data is being generated every so often - I can see the record of its delivery in the Exim logs, but ...
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Cannot reliably automate xrandr settings in Debian 7 on VirtualBox

Although there are several existing questions on the matter (from which the most helpful answer is this) and various threads on other forums, I cannot reliably set my xrandr settings in Debian 7 on ...
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postgresql 9.1 raspberry pi could not bind IPv4 socket

when I started my working sinatra app on my Raspberry pi rev 1 machine running wheezy with the latest apt-get upgrade a few weeks ago I find that my postgresql 9.1 server is no longer running. Hunting ...
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All files in my /var/www directory were deleted randomly [closed]

I have a VM with Google Cloud Compute, and have had no trouble with it, but yesterday at 11:59am UTC, my VM just rebooted itself and decided to install a new Linux image, thus deleting my files: Aug ...
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I cannot update Kali Linu via apt-get, it's a fresh install

I installed Kali for the second time, since I tried to update to Sana. And now I can't update. It looks like it's using kotnet.kuleuven.be:53 specifically, which is this University log-in for internet ...
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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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How to reload DHCP client remotely, in order to write new resolv.conf?

I'm trying to configure dnsmasq(8) on a Debian GNU/Linux system in a private DHCP-based network. During a local, manual setup - after installing dnsmasq istelf - one could simply include the line ...
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Managing Windows7 important updates in multiple systems

I need to manage four Windows7 systems and occasionally I reinstall Windows in any one of them. I only install Important Updates. I dont install Optional Updates. What I do is download all msu files ...
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Diagnosing sporadic crashes on debian jessie (stable)

My server used to be incredibly stable on wheezy. After upgrading to jessie, it is now prone to crashing about once per week. I check on my server in the morning, the machine is on and the screen is ...
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Firefox disappears after RDP Session being closed, but process still active (Debian)

I've installed xrdp, vnc4server, xfce4 and xfce4-terminal on my debian server to have a desktop on it and want to run firefox on it which should permanently have a tab open. My problem is, when I ...
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ffmpeg - Output file does not contain any stream

When I try to take Screenshots from an AVI file I get the above message with an empty jpg/png file. But Screenshots from MP4 files works with any problems. My OS is Debian. MP4 Command: ffmpeg ...
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Debian 8 High memory usage by rsyslogd (virtual not resident) on Debian

Good evening. So, after using Debian for a while, I noticed that each rsyslogd thread is taking a lot of memory 252MB Virtual Memory. I read that virtual memory is allocated but not used, but ...
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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 ...