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Bluetooth mouse won't reconnect after reboot or wake from sleep in Debian squeeze

I have a Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 and have experienced the same problem with two laptops, a Sony Vaio Z, and now a Lenovo Thinkpad T420s: I can pair the bluetooth device to the ...
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How to use headless Skype over DBUS on Debian

I installed Skype on Debian and ran it headless, however, I cannot interact with it over dbus. Some context of what I have so far: Installed Debian 6 on VMware fusion box from netinst CD Skype ...
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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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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 ...
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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 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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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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debian diff current /etc to default /etc

I have a Debian system I wish to migrate to newer, improved hardware. Over the years there have been changes to /etc both from myself and from system updates. I would like to create a diff of my /etc ...
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Where to find “sleep mode” drivers for debian distro?

I have HP pavillion g6 dualbooted, running windows 7 and crunchbanng 11, 64 bit, based on debian wheezy. My crunchbang won't wake from sleep mode, I had similar problem on windows 7, solved the issue ...
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XDM login loop, missing or wrong session and resources files

I use Debian Wheezy/Sid with XDM urxvt as terminal as well as i3 as window manager ~/.xsession and /.Xresources as session and resources file, respectively. Last night I accidentally used up all ...
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limits.conf ulimits not being applied to chrooted processes

We allow users to execute scripts on our servers. Our security model involves chrooting them. We want to be able to apply ulimit restrictions to them, and the best way to do it would seem to be in ...
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My Dell laptop overheated after I installed Debian squeeze on esata drive

I've been running Ubuntu on my 1 y/o Dell Lattitude laptop. Today I installed Debian squeeze and xen-4.0 on it and was surprised to see it cut out. When I rebooted a bios message told me it had ...
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Is there a way to make FFmpeg seek faster to an end of file on a network share?

I'm using ffmpeg to generate image previews from flv videos. The OS is Debian 5 and it's the apt version of ffmpeg. The flv files are located on a NAS share that is mounted as NFS. Getting the ...
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Combining two disjoint ddrescue backup images

I have a 3 TB drive which recently started to malfunction. I was using the ddrescue utility on Debian to read data off the disk to a different external hard drive. However, after 2 TB of data had been ...
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Quickly write byte to Bluetooth dongle's serial port when webpage loads

I have a USB Bluetooth dongle mounted (?) as /dev/rfcomm0, and when I navigate to my local IP address from another device on my network in a browser, I want it to write a 't' to the serial port so ...
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Debian 7 vs Ubuntu Server 14.04 for 32-bit VM “network nodes”

I plan to make a number of small VM's (virtualbox) that will serve as networking nodes for various VPS servers, local appliances, private domain servers (AD), and various other web services provided ...
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Why is avahi-daemon excessively spamming my log files?

My VPS provider recently suspended my account for "participating in a DoS attack". Since I've naturally done no such thing, I can only assume it was a security breach, and am now investigating what ...
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How to mount encrypted rootfs using uboot without entering password on beaglebone black

I am using Beaglebone Black as my board. I want to encrypt internal eMMC of BBB.(rootfs) I am using debian. there is two partition on eMMC. 1st for boot :vfat 16 (which include MLO and u-boot.img ) ...
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Debian shutdown takes a long time (RAID/crypt related)

I'm running Debian Jessie and recently my shutdown has been taking a long time. When I sudo shutdown -h now I'm sent to a blank screen except for a blinking cursor which sits for ~1 minute. It then ...
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What does dbconfig-common do? Should I use it?

For several packages, the installer asks you if you'd like to use 'dbconfig-common'. After some Googling, I can't really find (in plain old English) what the heck that package brings to the table, ...
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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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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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Download yum packages on Debian for an offline fedora20 system

I need to download YUM packages (namely java-1.7.0-openjdk, gstreamer-plugins-good, gstreamer-plugins-bad and gstreamer-plugins-ugly) for an offline Fedora 20 machine, and I'm working on a Debian 7. ...
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rasperry pi / debian / directory mount issue

I have trouble regarding to external USB disk write operations I am using Rasperry Pi box with Debian Linux root@raspberrypi:~# umount /dev/sda1 root@raspberrypi:~# mkdir /media/extGrayUSB ...
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TERM=xterm-256color vs xterm+256color

I noticed debian ships with a terminfo xterm+256color while most other distros only have (and is the default in osx) xterm-256color looking at the info on both, i can see that xterm+256color is very ...
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How do I install Krita on Debian Xfce lightly?

I want to install Krita on Debian Xfce but I am worried that installing Krita will also install all the Kde related stuff and will bog down my system. Installing Kde components is not an issue, ...
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Short hang on each new window and each closed window in Linux / Gnome Shell

Every time I open a new window on screen, the entire display freezes for 3 seconds. Every time a window is closed, the entire display freezes for 3 seconds. The first few windows after reboot are ...
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Can I configure dpkg to launch kdiff when there's a conflict with a config file update?

We've all seen it... Configuration file 'blah/blah/blah.conf' ==> Modified (by you or by a script) since installation. ==> Package distributor has shipped an updated version. What would you ...
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PC reboots after “Welcome to Grub” unless booted from BIOS

I have a Linux machine running on an ASUS P8H77-I. The boot drive is correctly set in the BIOS. If I let it boot normally, I see the Welcome to Grub line, then it reboots, and repeats forever. If I ...
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CHECK_NRPE: Socket timeout after 10 seconds, when trying to read Windows Server 2008

When invoking the check_nrpe via terminal, like so: /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_nrpe -H winserver -c alias_cpu I get the error below: CHECK_NRPE: Socket timeout after 10 seconds. (Also ...
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OpenVPN connects but no internet access

I can't figure out why my openvpn connection is not working. It seems that it works fine on connection, i can connect to my server but once when im connected i can't use internet through vpn. This is ...
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Automatic package recompilation on apt-get upgrade

Is it possible to achieve the following setup with apt-get on debian based distros, particulary Ubuntu: I need to compile a package from source (like apt-get source ). Before compilation, I need to ...
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No sound output or hardware to choose from in gnome sound settings

There is no sound output when I try to play music or videos etc. When I run $ speaker-test I get speaker-test 1.0.25 Playback device is default Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 1 ...
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How to resize an lvm volume (after lvresize got corrupted. is it possible to revert?)?

I did following under the root login (shrinking /home, expanding /var): umount /home lvresize -L-7G /dev/mapper/myvg-home it was warning: WARNING: Reducing active logical volume to 28.89 GiB ...
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Reuse Linux SSH-Key with MacOS

I want to use an SSH-Private-Key generated on Debian 7 with my MacOS-Machine. So I copied id_rsa and id_rsa.pub to .ssh/ on my Mac. The Key is recognized, but every time I enter my passphrase the ...
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Console-based login into KDE Environment

I would like to have a console-based login instead of a graphical-based login manager. The current manager is KDM which is a part of the KDE environment in the Debian distribution. Removing the ...
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How to create and use USB network interfaces on debian platforms?

This question is basically a follow up on this question. When the phone is plugged in and the Internet pass-through option is checked then a new RNDIS device(usb0) should be provided. On ubuntu the ...
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Can not cd into symlink on Debian 7

I want to give user webadmin full access to directory /usr/tomcat/webapps. So, I have created a symlink in webadmin's home directory to the target directory: lrwxrwxrwx 1 webadmin tomcat 28 Aug 19 ...
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Strange fglrx slow down under Debian

I am getting a weird slowdown on all non-OpenGL applications while running some OpenGL applications such as Chromium (while playing a YouTube video), Steam and Blender. Games are running perfectly ...
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Debian Wheezy crackling sound on shutdown

Crackling sound is coming out of my internal and external speakers as well when I shutdown or reboot my HP 8540w notebook. lspci | grep Aud 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 ...
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Making sysvinit load EVERYTHING in parallel - why does this even work?

I edited /etc/init.d/rc on my Debian machine and changed startup boot to startup boot &. Boot time decreases ridiculously, and no race conditions happen at all. Way faster than even Systemd (which ...
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Debian VM will not longer bring up the host-only interface

I've set up a Debian7 VM for PHP development, according to this guide: https://jtreminio.com/2012/07/setting-up-a-debian-vm-step-by-step/ It worked great, initially. But after restarting my Windows 7 ...
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focus changes when changing workspaces in gnome 3

When I change between workspaces in GNOME 3 (I use fallback mode) either by using a keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+Alt+arrow_key) or by clicking on the workspace icon in the taskbar, the window with focus is ...
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/etc/init.d/lvm2 script not executed during startup

On startup, I want the /etc/init.d/lvm2 script shipped with Debian squeeze to be executed. I ran update-rc.d lvm2 enable and checked that the symlinks are created in the /etc/rcX.d folders: # find ...
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Debian broken filesystem by chmod -R 0774 /

An user made the chmod -R 0774 / command. When i execute the su command i get: "it was not possible to define groups". If i try to ssh from the root i get: /bin/bash permission denied the ...
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Time tracking similar to Paymo Plus on Debian

PaymoPlus is free (closed source but no fees) PaymoPlus sits in my System Tray all day, and records every window/tab I open I would like to know if a similar app exists for Debian. Paymo for ...
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How to open files (music, videos) from FTP directly from Explorer ( Windows Vista)

I have two computers. On the first I have Debian and on the second I have Windows Vista. I've set up vsftpd in Debian and connected to it from Vista. I'm browsing the FTP directory from Windows ...
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How to choose the user that has sound?

I wanted to know if there's any way in pulseaudio to decide, each time I switch virtual terminals, if the current user should get control of the sound or if another user should keep it. We have two ...
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Thunar Custom Actions appear twice

I'm currently using Debian Wheezy (aka testing) with XFCE desktop environment and Thunar. Almost all the custom actions I have created so far appear twice in Thunar context menu. I'm not at my Linux ...
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Iso_level3_shift key not working in Firefox (Linux)

Under Firefox (Firefox 3.6 and Iceweasel 10.0.9), my Iso_level3_shift key (= "Alt Gr" key) is not working. That means that on my azerty keyboard, I can't press some characters like @, |, and so on, ...