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Questions tagged [debian]

Debian GNU/Linux is a widespread Linux distribution focusing on stability, security, and the free software philosophy.

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Why debian9(32bit) can't be installed in my virtualbox?

Hardware: mother board:h310m-k cpu: G4900 Software: win10 virtualbox(5.2.16 r123759 (Qt5.6.2)) Everytime i try to install debian9 in my virtualbox,i run into the issue. Why debian9(32bit)...
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Server in our network disappeared, we have no idea what to do

we have a Debian Linux server in our office, which was connected to our office network. The primary usage for it was to simply back up the information in a way that the big managers (that are located ...
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Change Firefox suggestion prevalence in address bar

I am using Firefox Quantum (61.0.2). When I write "server" in my address bar, the first suggestion is "server-docs.example.com" and the second is "server-staging.example.com". I would prefer that the ...
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Phusion Passenger not running as expected on VPS upgraded from Debian 7 to Debian 9

I just upgraded my VPS from Debian 7 to Debian 9, it used to run Nginx + PHP 5 + Phusion Passenger. The Debian 9 I am running is 32 bits and is on a 2GB RAM VPS. Upgraded all software, MariaDB, PHP, ...
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Tightvnc kill xsession on disconnect

i got a raspberry pi running Raspbian stretch. I now installed tightvnc cause i sometimes need a gui for some jobs, but i don't want a xsession running in the background all the time. Is ist somehow ...
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Zip archives created on Mac cannot be extracted under Debian

I'm experiencing a weird phenomenon. If I: Create a zip archive of some files on my Mac, either with the built in Archive Utility (Right Click → Compress "[Folder Name]") or with the p7zip command ...
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Mailman directs to host name instead of dedicated domain

I have mailman installed on machine called "a.b.com". The mailing lists it manages are, however, installed under "lists.b.com". They are maintained by going to "lists.b.com/cgi-bin...". When mail (i....
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Setting up a boinc server -> boinc manager cannot connect to server

I am planning to setup my own BOINC server for a small company. Because I am a newbie with BOINC, I tried to setup a boinc-vm with a cplan test project first. I followed these steps on the official ...
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What is the purpose of /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg vt2 -displayfd 3?

Today I've spotted a process that tends to go AWOL: username 1505 2.4 1.7 391380 70216 tty2 Sl+ 20:36 3:19 /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg vt2 -displayfd 3 -auth /run/user/1000/gdm/Xauthority -background ...
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How to access Debian server with a Mac? [closed]

I am trying to connect to a Debian server with my macbook, but I really have no idea what I am doing. All I have is: IP adress: 192.168.0.48 user: test password: ****** VNC: Estrutu18 Login: test ...
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GUI applications in Debian do not show some of the prompts required for interaction

I have a relatively fresh Debian 9.5, no desktop environment, with minimal xorg and openbox+tint2. I installed gpa (GnuPG Assistant) among a few other apps. If it cannot find any, gpa asks to create ...
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installing debian packages programmitically using apt_pkg package (python-apt) [migrated]

I've built some debian packages and put them on my host. I want to install these packages in a python script. So I've written the install function using apt_pkg as follows : #!/usr/bin/env python # -*...
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Recover removed partition

My Debian system hat a default encrypted installation ("use whole disk with encrypted LVM" in setup). Then I used gnome-disks to do something on an microSD card that had the same setup. EFI Partition, ...
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Linux — accessing content on mounted drive

I have to make some files accessible from a shared network drive on a website. I was able to successfully "mount" the drive in one of my folder in my linux (debian) machine. When I go to it, however, ...
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Raspberry Pi headless, my if [[ file1 -nt file 2 ]] that thinks the two files have the same modified date

So I have a player script "player.sh" and an updater script "updater.sh". player.sh plays any mp3 file in /home/filepath/ using a wild card *.mp3, this works as expected. what I want is for the ...
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how to route network traffic from wireless interface to a second wireless interface and a 3G/4G usb dongle on the same computer

I have a computer running a debian based distribution with three network interfaces: two wireless (wlan0 and wlan1) and the third one is an usb dongle for 3G/4G network access. I want to archive the ...
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How do I lock the terminal screen from the terminal?

Related to https://askubuntu.com/questions/7776/how-do-i-lock-the-desktop-screen-via-command-line but not the same answer. How do I lock the terminal screen from the terminal in Linux? On HP-UX it ...
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Grub load for another HDD

I have current configuration in my Debian system: Model: ATA WDC WD1003FBYZ-0 (scsi) Disk /dev/sdd: 1000GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: msdos Disk Flags: Number Start ...
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error (network unreachable) resolving

Trying to reload my bind configuration with the sudo named -g command, I get the error: 02-Aug-2018 15:42:51.472 error (network unreachable) resolving 'sdns2.ovh.net/A/IN': 2001:500:2f::f#53 02-Aug-...
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How to automatically start installing Debian on VM

I would like to automatically install Debian on our VM. I have created a ISO file with my own preseed file, but after I boot the VM, I still need manually select "automated install". How can I ...
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Multiple static IP Debian 9 Stretch on one interface

Cannot add multiple IPs to network interface. While trying to add an IP to the interface enp2s0 via Webmin it says: Failed to save interface : Missing or invalid interface name It's a known bug in ...
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How do I restart Mpd properly with Supervisor?

I set up Mpd with Supervisor as shown below. I can start Mpd no problem, but I can not stop it or restart it. When I issue "stop mpd" it says it stopped the process but Mpd still runs as is, I can see ...
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Debian system will not start network interfaces

Got a HDD array used to store data. The system runs Debian with the 4.9.0-7 kernel. Everything worked fine. Motherboard is a Supermicro XSIL8-F (http://www.supermicro.com/xeon_3400/motherboard/x8sil....
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Find path to cURL?

My phpinfo(); shows cURL is installed on the server but when I use the command /usr/bin/curl it returns /bin/sh: 1: /usr/bin/curl: not found. Now when I type which curl, it doesn't return anything. ...
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Looking for a config for efficient multi display on virtualized Debian based distribution

I am trying to setup a confortable work environment (for development purposes) on a virtualized Debian/Ubuntu based Linux VM. I am facing some graphics issues especially when using a second monitor ...
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VPN with Debian without FortClient

My company has recently switched to using FortiClient for VPN. We have instructions for Windows and Mac, but not Linux (Debian in my case). The Linux version of the FortiClient app does not need to ...
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DNS mask over LAN to redirect domain to local ip

I am trying to setup a DNS MASK to route over LAN like this: client requests https//example.com:4430 to be routed to server https://192.168.1.80:443 DNS mask is running on the server I point my ...
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How do I manage passwords saved in “Passwords and Keys” in newer Ubuntu/Debian on Gnome?

I couldn't find any utilities, neither gnome-keyring nor seahorse weren't helpful, man of former points at secrets-tool which asks me for attributes and values but cannot list everything stored in ...
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Determine SD-card quality

A Raspberry Pi uses an SD-card for the storage of the OS. Over time the SD-card "wears out" due to reaching its maximum number of write-cycles. I've been using these boards for some time now and ...
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Corrupted audio when playing incomplete avi files

With VLC player one can watch an avi file while still downloading, after the opening the not yet fully downloaded file, the message appears and you choose "Play as is". On Linux Mint it works fine, ...
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Shutdown hangs when cryptsetup try to close partition

I have two laptop with Devuan installed. When shutting down it hangs for about one minute when cryptsetup try to close the encrypted partitions. Messages: Stopping remaining crypto disks......
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Noftiy or reboot for a specific package update is available

I have a headless Debian installation which is updated with in unattended-upgrades. I have one package from a origin with only that package, that I requires after update in my usage a reboot. I ...
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Error: “/sbin/mount.davfs: mounting failed; the server does not support WebDAV”

I'm trying to make a WebDAV mount of my ownCloud (Version 10) server to my own machine (Debian 9.4 - only text mode), however, when i executed the "mount" command this error occurred error: /sbin/...
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Debian + Grub Error: “no such device” and “file /boot/vmlinuz-4.9.0-6-adm64 not found”

Problem: I installed Debian 9.5 and the installation was successful but when trying to boot it on grub I get this message: error: no such device: <giant device uuid>. error: file /boot/vmlinuz-...
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What happened to remaining 12 upgradable packages?

So, yesterday night, I ran an apt update which reported that 15 packages could be upgraded. I issues the apt upgrade command immediately and started upgrading the packages docker-ce ffmpeg ...
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Setting up RAID on Debian - mdstat has no personalities

I'm reading up on setting up a RAID with two drives on my Debian install, and that the /proc/mdstat file contains a list of the supported raid types by the kernel next to 'Personalities'. Running cat /...
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ImageMagick doesnt work under Debian. Missing libopenexr6 / libIlmImf which is missing from repository

I upgraded to Debian GNU/Linux 9.4 (stretch) , and now ImageMagick doesn't work. convert --version gives this error: convert: error while loading shared libraries: libIlmImf.so.6: cannot open shared ...
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debian apt update doesn't allow DVD's

i really start to pull my hair out. I have a debian 9 system without internet access and try to do an apt update. But i always receive the same error message (see below). I tried severall options to ...
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KDE's maximise button does not fully maximise (dual monitor caused issue)

I'm using Debian Stable 9.4 with the default KDE installation and working with two monitors. On one of them, the maximise button does not fully maximise the window. Instead it has some sort of fixed ...
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KDE Plasma how to hide second task manager

I just installed debian with KDE plasma. The weird thing is that my screen shows a task manager at the bottom as well at the top. Of course I don't need two task managers.. but I cannot find any way ...
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Cracking A 8 Char password

So here's the situation. I am locked out of my admin portal on my wifi home modem+router (Dlink 3782) and the default password has been lost to time on the back of the router and I wanted to have a ...
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Where does dpkg install something? [duplicate]

I've just installed Skype using following command: sudo dpkg -i /home/elena/Downloads/skypeforlinux-64.deb It installed and is working fine. When I ran above command, where did dpkg un-archive and ...
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Raspberry PI with hidden static IP configuration

I have a Raspberry PI 3 (with Stretch) that boots to a static IP. The problem is I can't find out where this IP is being configured. Areas I have looked: /etc/dhcpcd.conf /etc/network/interfaces /...
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Installing an updated byobu on Debian

The Debian package for byobu still points to version 5.112-1 from 2016-09-16 while there were several new versions released since then. Is there any chance that the Debian package will get updated ...
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Some X apps accept my non-Latin characters, some ignore them

I'm using an X environment with a dual keyboard layout: us,il. Now, in some of my applications, and in the il layout, Hebrew characters don't register, while punctuation marks do. In other apps, ...
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Remaping “Calc”, “Mail” and “Home” Keys in Debian

I have a Cherry Bluetooth keyboard that includes special keys for a calculator, mail, home/myPC. I want to remap them to multimedia keys, but fail to do so. I used xbindkeys, which identifies them as ...
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Is my SSD drive failing?

I'm using a fairly new SSD (bought 5 months ago), and I recently experienced a read failure. Here is what the kernel reported: Jul 1 01:02:44 tryphon kernel: [1554891.463590] ata2.00: exception ...
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HFS+ formatted drive will not mount on Beaglebone Black

With the Beaglebone Black and the latest Debian image from here, I cannot mount a USB hard drive. Both partitions on the hard drive are formatted as HFS+ (used for Time Machine backup and file storage)...
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What are the IPv4 options under Debian's Network Manager?

I am using a fork of Debian and in the network manager I got multiple choices in the IPv4 options: DHCP automatically DHCP addresses only Manual Shared to other computers Disabled Link-Local only I ...
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Debian Linux failed to boot (root filesystem mount: no such device)

I recently updated my Debian Linux (sid) and after a reboot It failed to start. So I used a Linux USB installer to start rescue mode to dig the problem and see what's going on. First of all I could n'...