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Why has my Debian testing VM suddenly stopped loading X Windows System?

I recently installed Debian testing (jessie as of writing) into a VirtualBox VM. After installing, I loaded make, gcc, and dkms so I could install the Guest Additions. After installing Guest Additions ...
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Restore a file overwritten with ln -nfs?

I accidentially "deleted" a file by doing this: ln -nfs /path/to/file In my understanding the data itsself should still be there. I also stopped working on the machine as I did this shit... Is it ...
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Apache2 crashes on my RPI with no visible errors

I'm running Raspbian, a Raspberry Pi wheezy port optimised for it. I'm currently runinng WordPress on it, though it was doing it before(I think). When it crashes the rPi displays no onscreen errors on ...
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Debian Active Directory to LDAP migration

These days I am working on LDAP and Active Directory migration. I want to migrate to LDAP but I cannot get passwords from Active Directory. I want to seemlesly migrate to LDAP, and I want a solution ...
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squid listen on out interface

I have a Debian box with squid3 installed on it. My box has 2 interfaces, one connected to the internet (eth0) and one connected to the LAN (eth1) Here is my /etc/network/interfaces auto lo iface lo ...
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Documents are marked as Executable

I decided to add a GUI to my Debian installation, and was kinda impressed. One issue I'm having though after adding KDE and XFCE is that double-clicking on .RTF files brings up the dialog, asking if I ...
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Package manager error, cant install new packages

When trying to install any package i get the following error, I am using linux mint sudo apt-get install gtk-recordmydesktop Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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How to upgrade Debian 6.0.7 to 7 without internet connection

I don't really know how to handle with linux as this Debian is my first ever installed. I've installed it on my laptop but unfortunately I have Realtek 8192SE wifi card which is not supported by ...
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How to run command without “sudo”?

Nagios on my server isn't working properly. It can't execute command lftp without "sudo". Is there a way how to allow nagios run commands without using "sudo"? My /etc/group: ...
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Can I help R to resolve its own dependencies?

I'm installing bioconductor packages in R 3.1.1-1 on Debian Wheezy and keep getting installation errors involving dependencies like "XML" and "RCurl". A specific example: > biocLite("biomaRt") ... ...
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Why arrow actions ignore in mac os terminal using ssh?

I use ssh connect to debian using mac os terminal. So I have this issue if I "press up right down left": $ ^[[A^[[C^[[B^[[D at the same time everything ok in local terminal. Esc+, Option+ and ...
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How to bring Firefox icon on the dash in Debian?

I have downloaded the latest version of Firefox. Everytime I want to browse the net, I have to go to the firefox folder and double-click on firefox file. When I search for the browser in Debian, there ...
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how to get debain package unpacked first before debconf prompt is shown?

I am working on Debian packaging source to install few files on user machine. There is common logic that is being used by debconf/config script and postinst script. So, I placed the common logic in a ...
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Broadcom 43142 Bluetooth not working

I am using a Lenovo B590 running Debian Jessie ❆ ~ け (ke) ➭ lsusb Bus 004 Device 004: ID 058f:6366 Alcor Micro Corp. Multi Flash Reader Bus 004 Device 003: ID 2516:0004 Bus 004 Device 002: ID ...
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Error on apt update: unable to connect to ftp.it.debian.org:http:

I have Debian Wheezy with kernel 3.2.0-3-amd64. Suddenly, from this morning (I'm italian), it's impossibile to correctly update the system via apt-get update. The system hangs on backport mirror deb ...
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webcam on lenovo x200 for debian

Installed Debian 7.6 wheezy on Lenovo x200. Most modules worked out of the box. Had to manually supply the wifi drivers. My main problem: The built in webcam was not found and can't be used. A minor ...
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Block (nullroute?) an IPv6 hostname using /etc/hosts

I'm trying to prevent my web browser from communicating with certain hosts (mostly ads and tracking). I have a list of such hosts in my /etc/hosts file. For IPv4 I can do: 255.255.255.255 ...
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Disable Logging on Raspian/Debian

I want to stop my Raspberry Pi to create System-wide Logs in Order to save Memory Space. Is there a Way to disable Logrotate? I Hope You can help me
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How to Troubleshoot VNC Connection to Debian VPS

I stated with a clean install of Debian and tried to install Gnome + Tight VNC Server, according to the instructions here. However, when I try to connect from Tight VNC Viewer, it says that my ...
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Mount XFS filesystem with userquota in Debian

I'm trying to get userquotas working on a xfs-formatted root partition. However, I can't mount the partition with userquota enabled: # mount [...] ...
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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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Ignoring APT dependencies for Java packages

I would like to use some Java applications on Ubuntu that are packaged as .debs and hold java-common & friends as a dependency. However, I do not wish to use the JVM that is packaged with Ubuntu ...
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Get login name in postinst script as .deb file is being installed by Ubuntu Software Center

I developed an application for Debian and created .deb installation package using equivs-build. The control file which I used to create package has a line running a postinst script, setup.sh. In this ...
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How to take control back on a separate process in Linux shell?

I just set up a Minecraft server on my VPS for my brother and I ran it with a bash script : sh ./server.sh& This way, the server is running and I can still work on the same command line with ...
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How to import Java libraries installed in Debian

Commonly, in order to use Apache's FileUtils in Java, one would add the appropriate jar to the properties. This does not seem appropriate for Debian as Debian offers the option of installing the ...
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How to block the installation of unsigned packages in Debian by default?

I was wondering which option in apt.conf will block by default the installation of packages with invalid signatures. I'm using Debian Wheezy 7.6 Thanks!
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ftdi_sio working fine until I use windows

I have a target reader that use ftdi_sio drivers. First time I plug in, lsusb respond: Bus 003 Device 010: ID 0403:6001 Future Technology Devices International, Ltd FT232 USB-Serial (UART) IC And ...
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VMware Workstation 10.0.3 on Debian Wheezy compile error

I am trying to run VMware Workstation 10.0.3 on Debian Wheezy with RHEL custom kernel 3.10.0-4. Installation went fine but when I try to: vmware-modconfig --console --install-all I get the following ...
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Use ffmpeg on linux, without administrative rights

I'm a beginner linux user, and I don't have administrative rights on a linux system, but I would like to run ffmpeg somehow. I know, I can't install it, so I'm looking for some installed binaries to ...
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Command options in bash script mixed up for file names

I developed this simple bash script: #!/bin/bash for img in `find ./to_upload -iname "*.jpg" -type f` do mogrify ‑resize 1024 ‑sample 70 ${img} done When I run it, the script return: ... ...
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Best way to Auto move files and folders from Debain to Windows FTP

I have a folder called "Leeching Done" on my debian server. Now is there a way this folder could be scanned every 10 minutes or so and if new files/folders are there move them via FTP.
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difference between --get-selectios and -l in dpkg

I have been looking how to list installed packages on linux and so far the methos most people say you should do it is with dpkg --get-selections>filename.txt to save them to a file, but i found out ...
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ISPConfig and the FQDN redirection

I have installed ISPConfig on my Debian 7 server and configured everything already. Under the Sites section, I've added a new domain (mydomain.com) and it works perfectly. However, whenever I enter ...
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Seahorse passwords disappeared after changing keyring password

I always backup my passwords on Debian Jessie by opening seahorse, changing the password of the login keyring to nothing, backing up ~/.local/share/keyrings/login.keyring and then changing the ...
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How to start gnome 3 not fallback mode in Debian wheezy

I installed Debian 7 in the Dell Optplex 9020 Desktop with only one Monitor. But just cannot start gnome 3 instead in fallback mode (like gnome 2.5). I have installed the firmware-linux-nonfree ...
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How to share Internet connection of VMWare guest with host in VMWare Player 10?

I am running a kali Linux using VMware Player 10 on a Windows 8.1 host AND i want to share my guest kali linux wireless internet with host Windows 8.1 How to do this?
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Is the below list complete for installing Debian?

Is the below list complete for installing Debian? I just pick them from long list. debian-live-7.6.0-i386-kde-desktop.iso debian-live-7.6.0-i386-kde-desktop.iso.contents ...
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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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hostapd virtual wlan interface no ip from dnsmasq

I have installed hostapd and also dnsmasq to ppovide dhcp only. On the virtual interfaces i do see the ssid and all. So hostapd seems to work fine( although i am not sure). When i try to connect to ...
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Unable to SSH into freshly installed debian VM, “Permission denied, please try again.” error

I just set up a Debian 7 VM. I can ping my VM from host OS, which is Ubuntu 14.1, but can not ssh into VM. Here is the output of ssh -v EDIT: I am using virtulbox. I am not using any command line ...
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Debian - Correctly compile libdrm and Mesa

Post updated, the new question is now on my "own" answer down here. I think about playing Team Fortress 2 on Kali Linux (a Debian Wheezy stable distribution with customized Debian Sid kernel) since a ...
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Linux Full Disk Backup of a Remote System?

I have a home file server in the following configuration: 4 HDDs of 2TB each 1 USB flash drive running the Debian OS of 8GB I would like to make a full disk backup of the OS flash drive to another ...
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ATOP Parseable Output with TAB instead space

Does anyone know how can i export ATOP data using tab as separator instead of spaces? Or if are there any way to replace the spaces outside parentheses for tabs? Thanks a lot
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Visual editor for graphviz DOT files

Sometimes big .gv/.dot Graphviz DOT files I write get screwed when I use dot to export them to .png. Circles get kind of almost-stacked and arrows start to get hard to follow. I seem to be in the need ...
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System hangs at boot after making application autostart

I developed an application using Qt for Debian-KDE platform. To make application automatically start at boot, I cretae a Desktop Entry file in /home/user_name/.kde/Autostart/ This leads to freeze ...
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chown - operation not permitted as root

I'm using ISPConfig + Apache2 on a Debian server. I created a user which is going to be used for a certain client folder in /var/www/clients. Whenever I run the command chown -R user123 client2 as ...
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Failing to load a module on udev event

I have a pretty simple udev rule which is executed when a USB is plugged into my Debian machine: SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", KERNEL=="sd?", ACTION=="add", RUN+="/usr/local/bin/USB/t.sh \ %k" My t.sh is also ...
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Linux - Encrypt folder (no kernel modules allowed)

I'm trying to encrypt a folder on the fly on Debian Wheezy or create an encrypted container. The problem is: My VPS provider doesn't allow kernel modules. So far I tried EncFS, eCryptFS, dm-crypt and ...
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Apache server not accessible over Internet:

I am trying to access my web server (Debian, running Apache 2.2.22) from outside my LAN but the web browser says "This webpage is not available" when I type a.b.c.d:8080 in my URL bar (a.b.c.d is my ...
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Is my server still vulnerable to Shell Shock?

I updated my Debian server since Shell Shock vulnerability was known. Before update, I had: $ env x='() { :;}; echo vulnerable' bash -c "echo this is a test" vulnerable this is a test Now, I have: ...