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

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How do I change desktop enviorment in debian

I have installed multiple desktop environments when I started debian. I want to change the desktop environment to gnome but I do not know how.
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Need help re-installing a distro

So I decided to switch from Ubuntu to debian last night, but I've had a slew of problems and mistakes. The biggest being that I installed i386 instead of amd64, as this is a new laptop and is 64 bit. ...
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How do I install Steam on Debian Stretch 9.6 when using amd64

I've tried more than once install Steam on my amd64 architecture Debian Stretch 9.6, but always have many broken packages or unmet dependencies for them and not able to launch Steam. I followed the ...
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I cant change screen resolution in fresh install of Debian

I have a 1920x1080 monitor and I am running a fresh install of Debian. For some reason the screen ratio is 1400 by 1050. I cannot change this setting in the screen ratio settings or by using the ...
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How to disable Ctrl+Alt+Delete on Debian 9 (Stretch)?

I'm using Debian 9 (Stretch) and I read that for security reasons, it's preferable to disable the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys combination. However, I looked over some tutorials that says to comment some ...
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How to safely edit code remotely in unstable linux system [on hold]

Background: Right now I am using win-sshfs using to mount a remote UNIX (debian - scratch on a vmware player 14) and edit it over visual code over in windows. The problem I am facing is because the ...
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How to install Debian manually?

I don't want to use the GUI for installing Debian 9. I was hoping that there was something like an Arch Linux installation method for Debian.
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How can I pass query string on Firefox command-line?

I try firefox-esr /path/to/file?field=value but seem Firefox encode the query string to the plain URL with complain File not found $ firefox-esr --version Mozilla Firefox 60.2.0
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Error installing nginx with passenger on Debian 9

I am in the process of upgrading a Debian installation to version 9 and I am facing problems getting nginx with passenger to run. The issue is with trying to install libnginx-mod-http-passenger, ...
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How to receive external emails on email server

So far I have an email server set up using postfix / dovecot on a raspberry pi (debian). I can send emails externally and internally no problem however can only receive emails from within my server. ...
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Can't change to special keyboard layout on Debian

I'm aware of the mass of questions of answers regarding changing the keyboard layout on Linux and specifically Debian-based systems. Sadly, all these don't help, because I am not trying to change the ...
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Switch ISPs and lost internet connection on debian server

Version root@server:~# cat /etc/debian_version 8.11 Can't resolve host names root@server:~# ping www.google.com ping: unknown host www.google.com ifconfig -a root@server:/# ifconfig -a docker0 ...
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Change boot order on a Mid 2010 Mac Pro, without MacOS

I have a mid 2010 Mac Pro. I don't have MacOS installed on it. Instead I have two separate Debian installs (I've recently upgraded the hard drive to an SSD, but still want to keep the previous hard ...
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Can not add debian backports

I am trying to install https://certbot.eff.org/lets-encrypt/debianstretch-nginx However when I try to add: deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian stretch-backports main and run apt-get update I get: ...
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Debian won't connect to my network

I am trying to connect to my home network with Debian 9, but it doesn't usually work. I connected to the network via Ethernet a couple of times after I installed the OS, and everything worked, but I ...
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Can R run on Neurodebian?

The install page for R has instructions for Debain: https://cran.r-project.org/ I'm running Neurodebian (the actual OS is Debian GNU/Linux 8, not really sure what makes it "neuro") When I try to ...
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No output and error file after running job in TORQUE

I installed mpich-3.2.1, torque-5.1.0 and maui-3.3.1 on Debian 9. I have one master and one node. I use NFS file system for sharing, and ssh passwordless. When I run a job with a user that this user ...
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Transfer a virtualization Debian desktop to a flash drive?

Here is the case: on a desktop PC, AMD64 + 8Gig RAM and Knoppix Linux installed. I don't have any CD/DVD drive for the computer, yet I want to install Debian desktop on a USB flash drive. My question ...
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Why is my wifi not working on Debian?

I recently purchased a Lenovo Flex 14 (this one) and installed Debian 9.2.0 on it. Unfortunately, upon booting into the new system, I discovered that the wifi was not working. lspci -nn shows that ...
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qemu guest serial output to console of host

I have been searching for a solution for some time now and where I have found several threads that seem to have helped other people, those solutions do not seem to work for me. I would like to start a ...
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Jira Server Rest API does not work Properly with SSL

I have a Jira instance running on a debian server which I want to access from a Cloud Application called HockeyApp. The Problem happens when HockeyApp tries to access the Project List of Jira (fails ...
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Kali network keeps dropping/dying

Running Kali 2.0 on VMWare Fusion 10.1.1 on MacBook Pro laptop running macOS 10.13.6. I'm running the newtwork from VMWare in the NAT mode. I was able to connect to the internet, had an IPV4 address ...
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Is it possible to setup VPN on dedicated server, while having Web server nginx, mysql and other services to access blocked Websites from home?

I have an dedicated server with 1 static IP and 2 additional static IP addresses. The OS installed is Linux, Debian 9 x64. I wonder if there is a possibility to setup openVPN or something else as ...
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Ethernet working at 10% capacity on Debian

I have recently installed Debian on an amd64 desktop. The Internet through Ethernet is very, very slow and I have not been able to fix it. It is not my network because I am getting high speeds on ...
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Kali linux Gnome 3 freezes [closed]

I have installed Kali linux light version. When I update to full version , After login the screen freezes. Installed kali in laptop, with intel graphics and nvidia geforce 1050.
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grep or other regexp to get value of output

How to use grep or any other tool to get a specific value in an output In the below output I need to get the value 255.00 in the line with Minimum: 255.00 (1.0000) A pattern like: ...
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Update ffmpeg with debian 8 on VPS [duplicate]

my web application is based on the ffmpeg module. My VPS is on debian 8 and the version of ffmpeg is 3.2. I need to update it to 4.1 but the hoster of the server told me that I have upgrade my vps to ...
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Puppet beaker docker acceptance dnsmasq

I am trying to migrate code from puppet 3 to puppet 5 with beaker and acceptance tests. The following output is given: journalctl log for dnsmasq: -- Logs begin at Thu 2018-11-29 17:11:40 ...
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Graphic card doesn't works on Debian even with drivers installed and bumblebee

I have an Asus laptop (GL742VW) since three years and I had Windows installed for two. All games worked on my dedicated graphic card without problems. But now that I use Linux everyday, I would like ...
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Sound card works with ALSA, but not showing in volume mixer

After a system upgrade I noticed I had no sound. In the volume mixer I see that my integrated sound card is not shown, while another one (HDMI) is. I managed to find that the device name is CARD=MID ...
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How to configure CUPS put jobs in queue with status HELD(4)?

I can't find this property in /etc/cups/cupsd.conf or /etc/cups/printers.conf.
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1920x1080 from boot of virtual Debian on ESXi 6.5

I run my Debian 9 on a virtual machine on ESXi 6.5 and accesses it from a thin client using VMRC. I want my screen resolution to be 1920x1080 from boot time, without being dependent on VMware Tools ...
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GitKraken fails to launch on Debian Stretch

I installed .deb from official site and checked all dependencies, but it still fails to launch. How can i fix it? Here is log: keddad@hardpc:~$ gitkraken (gitkraken:4637): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme ...
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Raspberry Pi and Brother DCP195C with CUPS

i want to print over LAN/WIFI with our old Brother DCP-195C Printer. I installed CUPS and installed the Linux driver. I got the error "File "/usr/lib/cups/filter/brlpdwrapperdcp195c" not available". ...
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How can I make Firefox play audio file instead of prompt me download it?

this link respon a mp3 file and can download by wget(1) also that downloaded local file can play by Firefox, but Firefox can't play it use URL, instead of Firefox prompt me download its URL. I find ...
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What do “Warning: ignoring null tag in” meaning in geany output? [migrated]

I run on Debian Stretch, only one JavaScript file appear such prompt. For example: $ geany geany: Warning: ignoring null tag in /path/to/magic.js $ aptitude show geany Package: geany ...
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Debian Wheezy, apt-get have unmet dependencies

Pretty much any comand that I try that involves apt-get gives me an error that tells me I should run apt-get -f install, but that gives me this error: root@vps148794:~# apt-get -f install Reading ...
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Debian on SSD not recognised after installing Windows 10

So due to school-related reasons I am required to have Windows. So I got it installed. Problem is that now my BIOS won't detect the SSD, but the HDD on which Windows is. Is there any way to fix this ...
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PulseAudio unable to load/unload modules via pactl

I am currently running PulseAudio 5.0—the default version packaged with Debian Jessie. I'm using the system to push audio to machines across the network via module-rtp-send. I wish to make use of ...
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Debian - Run script on startup and display results in console - before user login

How to run script on startup and display results in console - before user login? I've tried to put script in /etc/rc.local but result - of course are not printed to console. Particularly I want to ...
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installing debian from a local repository

I have created a local repository in a debian virtual machine (i'm using virtualbox) by copying packages from iso images into the directory /var/www/html/packages/amd64/ (apache2 is already installed) ...
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iSCSI - Unable to mount external disk on target

I use targetcli-fb package My target is configured on a computer with installed Debian. Initiator is configured on Virtual Debian System, I use VirtualBox for virtualisation. I log in to target ...
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Debian 8 failed to boot after difficulty loggin in

I had some problems signing into my debian system, and then re decided to reboot the system, and it totaly destroyed my debian system, and it's now unable to boot. I have a few screenshots here: http:...
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USB issue on Debian after quick power cycle

i am running Debian 8 on iMx6 and everything works fine until i quickly turn the power off and on. (Quick Power Cycle) I am getting this on dmesg: usb 1-1.6: device no response, device descriptor ...
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Debian logs in to tty, startx works but no internet.

I am using the latest Debian version and my computer logs into tty instead of the graphical user interface. I'm using xfce as the desktop environment. Pressing Ctrl + alt + fn +7 makes the screen go ...
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Debian freezes at boot after clean install

Tl;dr A missing non-free driver is likely making Debian hang at boot right after a fresh install. How can I install it? I am trying to install Debian 9, but my PC has an Atheros wireless component ...
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Weird Crosshair Gnome Desktop

I am on Debian Buster amd64 with gnome-shell 3.30.1-2. I just did some updates and noticed that I now have this crosshair pattern on the desktop/background. Does anyone know why this pattern, seen ...
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Mount cached lvm2 volume from rescue system

I have the following setup: root@system:~# lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 30G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 1M ...
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Aptitude - choose resolution strategy (ie. upgrade-to-unstable before remove)

Is it possible to choose default (or per-launch) aptitude "unmet dependencies" resolution strategy? For example to have aptitude first offer upgrade-to-unstable/install-from-unstable (sid) than ...
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What happens when I run systemd on a system that's already running?

Out of curiosity I just ran the following on Debian 9.6: /lib/systemd/systemd which resulted in the following output: Startup finished in 31ms. with the process waiting. I killed it with Ctrl+C: ^...