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Webcam is only recognized by some software

I have a webcam that works fine in software such as camorama and cheese. However, I cannot use it in websites that allow you to use a webcam (it's not recognized). I tested it with: Chromium 34.0 ...
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Advantages and disadvantages of turning off secure boot when installing an OS [on hold]

So I've read Debian testing (codename 'stretch') supports secure boot, but what about Debian 8 (codename 'jessie')? Besides, do you normally turn secureboot off when installing your OS? Can you list ...
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Debian: Eclipse 3.8.1 doesn't know anything anymore about Java

I work on a Debian testing, with an Eclipse installed from the repositories (current version: 3.8.1). Since my latest apt-get upgrade, Eclipse "doesn't understand Java" anymore: no Java perspectives, ...
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Ubuntu Software Center .deb installation

I created a .deb package and it can be installed via 'dpkg -i' perfectly or using GDebi but I don't want to ask users to install additional tools. The package is intended to be for low level users so ...
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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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Trying to install PFsense on Proxmox…lost

So I've been bashing my head against my desk for the last couple of hours trying to figure out how to properly set the network interfaces for proxmox. I'm looking to do something really simple where ...
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Connection interruptions on Debian router, possibly due to excessive duplicate ACKs?

I have a Debian server as a house router, which for a year has been working flawlessly. However, I recently moved and switched service providers from FiOS to Comcast, and possibly as a result am ...
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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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Show action on click

I'm using an app that allow me to use some command line but everything is not possible by command line. I can do some actions directly on the screen with mouse and keyboard. I would like to "listen" ...
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In a Shell scripts, check version of installed package, make a decision based on output

Looking to write a cross distro / cross version shell script that makes sure a forced version of PHP is installed Example: Ubuntu 12.04 has 5.3, Ubuntu 13.10 has 5.5, Debian 7 has 5.4 I need this ...
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Making aptitude work properly through a proxy invoked with sudo

I use Debian 6. I'm sitting behind a proxy, so I configured Debian to use that proxy. Browsing and any HTTP and FTP activity through GUI works OK. I wanted to update my package repository so I typed ...
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POST hangs on certain install media

I'm trying to install OpenBSD 5.7 on a laptop. I have a USB drive that I am using for the installation media. When I plug in the USB drive with OpenBSD on it, the POST process hangs indefinitely. When ...
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No onboard Asus M4A87TD EVO sound

I have an Asus M4A87TD EVO motherboard that once put sound out through the board, but now will only allow that while in win 7 64bit. My frustration is that Debian wheezy USED to do this, but now it ...
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Is it possible to configure Kde 4 to resize windows to half desktop size when moved to the side of the screen?

In Windows 7 You can drag a window to the edge of the screen (the mouse pointer must touch the edge), windows offers you to resize the window to exactly half of the screen size. This is actually very ...
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How to change from passphrase to encrypted key file in debian using luks?

I have four partitions plus /boot, each one with a different passphrase. I would like to manage unlock of all partitions with a single passphrase that decrypts the gpg.key file on the boot partition. ...
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Running SCP through PHP does not yield same result as CMD

I have a Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation running an MSSQL server and PHP. My goal is to replicate tables from the MSSQLdatabase to a Debian Wheezy MySQL database. I have successfully ...
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Can not write to serial port on boot

I am writing a script that sends a configuration message over serial port. It is supposed to configure an external device and runs on boot. Main part of the script is the echo command that sends a ...
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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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Debian's GNOME 3: remove users from login menu

I have upgraded to Debian Wheezy from Squeeze and all users, including system ones, such as qmail are visible on the GNOME 3's greeter. How do I hide them from this login menu?
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LenovoT440 Debian f1-f12 keys not functioning LXDE

Hello I am running Debian 8.1 Jessie on a LenovoT440 Thinkpad, everything seems to be working fine except the f1-f12 keys, which serve functions like mute, adjust volume, mic off, dim screen wifi off, ...
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Making Org-Mode to remember folding?

I am a recent convert to Org-Mode. I like it a lot but I am having an issue with reopening files. When I open a org file, Org-Mode does not remember the folding which sux, because I have to resetup ...
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How can I produce high CPU load on a Linux server?

I’m currently in the process of debugging a Cacti installation and want to create CPU load to debug my CPU utilization graphs. I tried to simply run cat /dev/zero > /dev/null, which works great ...
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Setting up a wired and wireless router

I have a little box I use as a print server now. It has a wireless card and two ethernet ports, and I'd like to use it to replace my router, as it supports ac and my current router only supports G. I ...
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Syncronize /etc directory between two debian servers

I have two identical debian servers, which I want to keep in sync in order to switch to the 2nd in case of failure of the 1st. I'm going to sync installed debian packages, data directories, mysql ...
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wvdial can't retrieve modem response, terminal programs communicate without problems

I'm trying to make a GPRS connection with a SIM800L and a PL2303 USB-Serial cable. If I screen or minicom the modem (at 115200 8N1) I get an immediate response from the modem and I even after setting ...
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How to use Window Manager of Linux inside VirtualBox?

I have the same problem in Redhat Linux and Debian Linux. I cannot use the normal switching between windows. I mean this square window manager: I tried all keys CMD, ALT, CTRL, FN and SHIFT and ...
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Resizing a partition in Linux - Bad magic number in super-block error

I was trying to resize my partition with parted and resize2fs. I tried the following: #parted Partition Table: msdos Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 2097kB ...
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There is no public key available for the following key IDs: 7638D0442B90D010

I try to add the debian sid source on ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have already installed debian-keyring debian-archive-keyring. $ apt-cache search keyring | grep debian debian-archive-keyring - GnuPG archive ...
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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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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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How to browse Samba network shares from PC Settings in Windows 8.1

For some time I have kept a lot of my files stored on a home server running Debian Linux with Samba. I have several shares connected as network drives and, using the desktop interface under Windows ...
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virtual box guest OS randomly freezes or crashes at login screen

I am struggling to use virtual box with debian stable (jessie) as guest OS under windows 8.1 as host OS. The installation of debian was simple, but logging into the guest OS is causing lots of ...
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Proper way to build from sources

I am logged in as a regular user. Should I use: ./configure && make && make install or sudo ./configure && sudo make && sudo make install or ./configure ...
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Debian - Screen flashing and black bar scrolling down

This has been driving me absolutely insane for the past 3 hours. I feel like shooting this computer right now. After waiting about 3 hours for Debian to install, the graphics are completely borked. I ...
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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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Debian launches Skype when root terminal is opened

I installed Skype on Debian "Jessie". Now every time I launch the root terminal (or type "su" in normal terminal), Skype will open and often my system will eventually freeze, such that I can only move ...
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Solved. Guest OS (Debian 3.0, 32-bit ) loads read-only file system immediately upon booting in VMware Workstation 10 (Host OS: Windows 7, 32-bit)

Issue Summary: A guest 32-bit Debian 3.0 virtual machine is opened using VMware. The guest OS loads a read-only file system on startup. Despite root access no file changes can be made to the virtual ...
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Which configuration files affect the routing table of a Debian system

As far as I know basic network configuration goes into /etc/network/interfaces and the system generates the routing table from these information. I was also taught that in general ...
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Why does Nagios show localhost down?

I am running Nagios 4 in Debian Jessie. It shows the localhost down but all the services it check are OK. The Nagios plugins are installed. I followed this tutorial for the installation: ...
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mounting FreeBSD-image writeable under Linux; ufs-rw-support without recompiling kernel? [closed]

I tried to mount an image from ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/snapshots/arm/armv6/ISO-IMAGES/11.0 under Linux writeable, to enable sshd at boot because I only have network access to my platform. At ...
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How do I choose what shows up in PuTTY title bar from Linux?

In the PuTTY configuration there's an option in Terminal->Features called Disable remote-controlled window title changing. Without that enabled, the title bar of PuTTY will change every time I press ...
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Tmux linux keybindings like S-C-E not working

I am trying to create S-C-E shortcut in my ~/.tmux.conf I have succeeded with staff like: bind -n ^e split-window -h bind -n C-e split-window -h # But none of the following seems to work: bind ...
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My laptop's sound is lower in debian than in windows

I installed Debian 8.1 here on my laptop, and everything worked out of the box. But I noticed that the sound is (much) lower on Debian. PS:my notebook is usually very loud, now it sounds just like ...
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OpenVPN --up script - “could not execute external program”

After a few days on Google, i'm not able to find the right answer to my question. After reading a lot of scripting possibilities, then OpenVPN is up. I have a client running Debian 7.8, with OpenVPN ...
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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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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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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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Using a apt repository to install packages but not auto-update them

I had some problems with Linux, probably caused by a bug in the kernel or some drivers. Old distriutions such as Ubuntu 12.10 work, and that's what I use. However this release is old and isn't ...
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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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Files in Samba share not visible on some Windows computers (but on others they are)

I have a Debian 8 Linux machine with Samba 2.4. On this machine I have configured a Samba share: [myshare] path = /path/to/my/share writeable = yes browseable = yes public = yes force user = myuser ...