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How to install 32Bit Windows game Floyd on Debian AMD64

I'm stuck at running install for Floyed, which is an 32Bit application on a Debian 64Bit x86 system (unstable). I've installed wine32 as well as a bunch of :i386 libraries, but getting these errors ...
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Debian Boot Problems: Cannot get back into windows

I am having a sincere problem. I'm not experienced in Linux, but my friend said I should try Debian, so I installed it. This is bugging me because I don't really like it, but I cannot get back to ...
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HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook 15-4013cl Touchscreen driver for Debian

I have a HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook 15-4013cl which I recently installed Debian Wheezy and KDE. I would really like to use the touchscreen that is on the display of the laptop but I cannot ...
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How to correctly setup a SSH Key @ forge.laravel.com?

I created a server on Linode using forge.laravel. Everything seems to work fine but now I'm trying to access the server via SSH. Forge by default creates servers that do now allow SSH access via ...
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The following packages have been kept back

I'm running 64-bit Debian Wheezy. Recently when I do apt-get upgrade I get this: The following packages have been kept back: libsmbclient libtevent0 samba-libs It's driving me crazy. I though I ...
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Non-root users cannot access NFS mounted directory

I have a Synology NAS sharing a "MEDIA" folder by NFS. I would like to access this folder from my Plex Media Server (running on Debian). I added this line to the /etc/fstab file: ...
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Cannot access my NFS share on my debian Plex Media Server box

I have a Synology NAS sharing a "MEDIA" folder by NFS. http://i.stack.imgur.com/J55lW.png (screenshot) I would like to access this folder from my Plex Media Server (running on Debian). I added ...
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Access denied error with svlogd

I've setup a debian wheezy server and I'm using runit to keep my services humming along. I've also configured svlogd, but that's where I'm getting problems. When the services start I run "ps aux" and ...
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Plugins stopped working in Chromium in Debian Testing

Short time ago plugins stopped working in chromium. Neither of kpartsplugin, mozplugger nor flashplayer-nonfree seem to work. Neither comes up in chrome://plugins page (only "Chromoting Viewer" does). ...
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Installing Skype on Debian Wheezy [amd64]

Yes, yet another question about how to install Skype on Debian Wheezy (7.4) amd64. Seen countless similar articles and forum threads on how to do it, but it doesn't for me :( Here is what I do: dpkg ...
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Virtual Wireless Setup

I'm running two Debian machines and I would like to set up a network between the two. I want one machine to act like an AP running HostAPD and the second to connect to it. The problem is, where I'm ...
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Disable GUI on BeagleBone Black running Debian

The Debian image for the BeagleBone Black that they have on their website comes with a GUI by default. I'd like to completely disable the GUI, but in the simplest way possible. It is used as a ...
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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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Colourized command for grep output

Hey forum! I have recently begun working with Debian and do so in a purely command-line environment. I connect from a windows desktop through puTTY using asymmetric encryption rather than passwords. ...
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Why does my debian wheezy linux refuse to execute this ELF file?

I just installed EAGLE on my debian wheezy box, but I cannot start the executable: joe@mybox:/opt/eagle-6.4.0/bin$ ll total 18264 drwxrwxr-x 2 joe joe 4096 Jan 7 17:02 . drwxrwxr-x 10 joe joe ...
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Debian ARM and Brother DCP195C with CUPS

I want to have acces to my DCP 195C printer (Brother) over LAN. For this purpose I have bought an raspberry pi and installed CUPS on it. CUPS runs fine and everything else is running smooth as well. ...
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Print to Wireless Printer from Linode Server

I have a wireless Brother laser printer connected to my home wifi network, and a Windows 7 computer which is setup to use it/configure it, but no linux box. I would like to print from the command ...
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Create folders alphabetically

How can I create every folder (A-Z) in Alphabet with the help of a shell script in Linux? I want to have the following folder structure (for illustration): /mnt/ext_hdd/A /mnt/ext_hdd/B ...
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How do I fix the error socket.gaierror: [Errno -2] Name or service not known on debian/testing?

As you can see here I am able to reproduce this bug on my debian/testing system: (Debian GNU/Linux wheezy/sid) Do you have any suggestions for fixing this? My eglibc-source is up to date: ...
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Beep in headphone when usb-mouse is plugged in or moved

I have installed debian (wheezy) on my laptop. Previous OS was ubuntu. I get a beep each time I plug in my (wired) USB mouse and every time I move it. An older wired USB mouse does not have this ...
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Can't install graphics driver on Wheezy - Using Inspiron 3537

I've recently installed Debian Wheezy 7.5 and dual booted it with Ubuntu 14.04. I've installed all of the drivers except the graphics driver which I've been trying to install for a couple of days. ...
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Stuck on GRUB command prompt after regular kernel update

I am running Debian Wheezy. Update Manager suggest to install kernel update. After update, I reboot system but instead of listing all the kernels (bootloader), it gave me a GRUB command prompt: ...
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Where does Debian take the default umask from?

With a fresh ssh login: $ umask 0007 But: $ find . -maxdepth 1 -name '.*' -type f | xargs grep 007 | less $ # grep 007 /etc/profile # # grep -i umask /etc/login.defs # UMASK ...
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Cannot set ACL on ACL-enabled EXT4 partition

I am trying to enable xattrs and acls on a Debian machine. I've (re)mounted the partition in question with user_xattr and acl. (/dev/md3 is the partition in question) root@fs01:/# mount | grep ...
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Mounting disk(s) from RAID 1 array for data recovery

I'm having some problems with a Debian 7.5 stable (Wheezy) server. It is currently running at Rescue Mode. It has a 2 x 2000 GB HDD running in a RAID 1 array. My immediate priority is to be able to ...
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Cannot SSH log into Debian virtual machine from windows 7 via Putty

I have followed a tutorial from this website http://jtreminio.com/2012/07/setting-up-a-debian-vm-step-by-step/. I am up to the point in the tutorial where it says to login via SSH. I have installed ...
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Installing Debian 7.1 Using Net Install with Intel I217-V

Just built a new machine with an ASUS Maximus VI Hero motherboard which happens to have a newer Intel ethernet controller, model Intel I217-V. I'd like to use the Debian netinstall ...
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What are activities?

I recently installed KDE on my Debian machine. I would like to have multiple desktops. I discovered Activities. I was wondering what the advantages are of using Activities vs desktops?
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Debian Linux - “hcitool scan” does not find devices

I use free VMware player with Debian 7 image. I use Cambridge Silicone Radio Bluetooth USB adapter "hciconfig" shows me two interfaces (I don't know why two, and I don't know with which I should ...
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VirtualBox: Error -610 in supR3HardenedMainInitRuntime

virtualbox VirtualBox: Error -610 in supR3HardenedMainInitRuntime! VirtualBox: dlopen("/usr/lib/virtualbox/VBoxRT.so",) failed: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libk5crypto.so.3: symbol krb5int_buf_len, ...
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Turning speaker beep off by alsamixer permanently

Debian 7, x64. I can turn off the beep by reducing Speaker bar volume in alsamixer to 0. However, after reboot speaker volume in alsamixer is set to 100% again. How can I turn off speker beep ...
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tftpd64.exe crash when booting Debian via PXE

I'm trying to install Debian via PXE with a Windows 7 Pro 64-bit server. I'm using this guide: http://assylias.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/installing-ubuntudebian-with-pxe-using-a-windows-machine/ The ...
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Will re-installing MySQL remove or delete existing databases?

If I reinstall MySQL, without removing the actual MySQL installation, would it rewrite all files without deleting my databases? My problem is my mysqld is broken, due to the fact that I accidentally ...
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How can I chat (by mikrofon) on linux debian [closed]

I would like to talking with other people on skype, but I can't because the other person uses linux debian. Unfortunatelly the skype isn't supported in debian, therefore we can't talk eachother. We ...
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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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systemd: Start some services only when at home (based on WLAN SSID)

I would like to have some network daemons like sshd or NFS only running on my laptop when I’m in my home network for security reasons. Is there a way to automate this with systemd and e.g. ...
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Cannot copy files from external USB HDD to computer

Hello I have a HDD disk connected with a USB converter to my computer. It consists of two partitions, the first one is mounted automatically and I can grab all the files from it, but the second one I ...
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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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Synergy 1.4.14 fails with “Protocol error”

Server: Debian testing, with the 1.4.14 deb downloaded and installed. Client: Windows 7, with 1.4.14 downloaded and installed. Both are Premium. On Debian, start the server with synergys -f -c ...
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LinuxMint17 (XFCE) - PowerBroker Open losing ability to suspend, etc

I am running Linux Mint 17 XFCE and as with all my linux machines (all CentOS except this one for the wife) I have joined them to my server2k12 domain via PowerBroker Open. Prior to joining them to ...
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Where does unetbootin put the downloaded iso files?

I ran out of space in the root partition in Linux, because Unetbootin puts the ISO files it downloads into the root partition instead of /home, because it runs as root. Now I need to remove the ISO ...
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Linux: Deleting old log files recursively

I have a directory /home/projects/ with several nested sub-directories. How to recursively delete all files older than 1 week inside any logs directory starting from /home/projects/ ? A schedulable ...
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Conky 2.0.0 own_window_argb_visual = true causes X Error

Output of conky -v conky 2.0.0_pre compiled Wed Jul 2 18:53:50 BST 2014 for Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 x86_64 Compiled in features: System config file: /etc/conky/conky.conf Package library path: ...
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Printer added to cups, but can't see it on the printing dialog

I have a Debian server and a Debian laptop, and I'm trying to use a cups server to print pages from all my home computers. So I added the printer to the server's cups successfully with the correct ...
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dkms does not find kernel source

For days now I am trying to get ZFS-on-Linux working on Debian 7 but the module doesn't want to compile: # dpkg-reconfigure zfs-dkms ------------------------------ Deleting module version: 0.6.3 ...
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qBittorrent hangs when daemonized with Supervisor

I want to use qbittorrent-nox (a version without desktop GUI) on my Debian server. Everything works fine if I run it directly from an interactive shell. When trying to daemonize it with supervisor ...
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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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ZIP will not extract all files on Debian

My machine runs Debian 6.0.7 and I have Zip 3.0 (July 5th 2008), by Info-ZIP. When I try to unzip a .zip file, 2~3 times out of 10 it would not extract everything. There would be 2-3 files missing. ...
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AzureWave AR5B93 in Debian

I installed debian on my laptop few months ago. Everything was great and there were no (well, only a few) problems. I removed the wireless card (An AzureWave AR5B93), and today when I tried to put it ...
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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 ...