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Your computer has UEFI firmware, a replacement for the old BIOS (although it still has support for BIOS-only operating systems, under the "CSM" name). In BIOS systems, the bootloader (or the "stage1" of a large bootloader) is stored inside the MBR, in the zeroth sector of the disk. (The 512-byte MBR reserves 446 bytes for bootstrap code, the rest is used ...


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Find your card with $ cat /proc/asound/cards To get valid ALSA card names, use aplay: $ aplay -l and then create /etc/asound.conf with following: pcm.!default { type hw card 1 } ctl.!default { type hw card 1 } Replace "card 1" with the number or name of your card determined above. Alternatively, you can change ordering of ...


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If you do sysctl -p, the reboot isn't necessary. It worked for me, but I prefer to keep params in single file, so I put the line above in the sysctl.conf file. Just to be sure, I put a line about every device, so my solution is adding the following lines to /etc/sysctl.conf: net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 1 net.ipv6.conf.default.disable_ipv6 = 1 net.ipv6....


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You'll need to manually make a mountpoint and add it to your fstab file. As a step-by-step: Create a directory to act as a mount point: sudo mkdir /media/mymountpoint Get the hard drive information (UUID is best, since the dev name can change) sudo blkid (thanks @ernie, I mixed them up) [Find your drive and copy the UUID] Unmount the drive sudo umount /...


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this is the method for selecting default sound card in Alsa. You may want to install Alsa for this method to work if you are using Pulse Audio. cat /proc/asound/modules will list your sound modules .The output of the command will be like this (eg): 0 snd_hda_intel 1 snd_usb_intel you can pretty easily understand which one is your usb sound card from ...


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Disabling IPv6 on more recent systems works the same way as described in the Debian wiki: Disable ipv6 in kernel : echo net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6=1 > /etc/sysctl.d/disableipv6.conf will disable ipv6 at next reboot. Keep in mind that, whatever problem you are having, this should be an absolute last resort after you have exhausted all other options ...


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I had had some pci_stub-related lines in my rc.local but this was apparently too late in the boot process to help, running after radeon started fiddling with things. I fixed things by moving the pci_stub kernel module stuff to the initramfs: lspci -nn | grep Cayman to find the vendor:device numbers (at the very end of the line) for the 6950 and its HDMI ...


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I've also struggled a lot with this environment variable thing. I'm using Debian Jessie + xfce4 The options that worked for me are(for the environment variables to be caught by the desktop manager): With xdm or lightdm: use ~/.xsessionrc With others, I haven't tested In the ~/.xsessionrc you may chose to : put directly the variables, like PATH="$PATH:...


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From your question I understand that you only need certain keys to be working exactly as when Pressing shift and vice versa. For this you can build your own Custom Keyboard Layout. For this you can download Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator MSKLC and then use it to create custom layout for your system. Also after building the custom layout It should ask you ...


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Devices in Linux are files. /dev/sda or /dev/sdb are files as well. So what you do is replace the /dev/sdX file with the dot-ISO file, which you can then mount and use as a device. What sync does, is it forces the changed blocks on the virtual device (/dev/sda file) to be updated on the actual disk.


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I searched on the web and found out that initctl comes from upstart. This error is what you get from research by search engine, rather than manual page. The name is actually /run/initctl. Upstart has a /sbin/initctl. The two are completely different things. The former is a FIFO that is used to send control commands to process #1. The latter is a ...


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Have a look at /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules This is mine: (appropriately munged) # This file was automatically generated by the /lib/udev/write_net_rules # program, run by the persistent-net-generator.rules rules file. # # You can modify it, as long as you keep each rule on a single # line, and change only the value of the NAME= key. # PCI ...


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From the thread Reversing role of pressing shift+number comes this xmodmap file : keycode 10 = exclam 1 exclam 1 keycode 11 = at 2 at 2 keycode 12 = numbersign 3 numbersign 3 keycode 13 = dollar 4 dollar 4 keycode 14 = percent 5 percent 5 keycode 15 = asciicircum 6 asciicircum 6 keycode 16 = ampersand 7 ampersand 7 keycode 17 = asterisk 8 asterisk 8 ...


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udevadm info is the new command. that replaces udevinfo The arguments are same as udevinfo.


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Using genpfault answer as reference, I created another answer, I think is more simple. The first step is the same as above: Then I created a file called /lib/modprobe.d/pci-stub.conf, whith the args I found: options pci-stub ids=1002:9715,1002:970f Then I created a file called /lib/modprobe.d/drm.conf, with softdep: softdep drm pre: pci-stub This way, ...


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I had exactly the same problem with a fresh install of Wheezy on my Asus eee 901GO - I googled the problem and the answer was the next page listed after this! It's quite simple by all accounts - as superuser (at least I was) type the following command in a terminal: synclient TapButton1=1 Worked first time for me.


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There are many causes for such problems. Here is what I found from a scan on bug-reports on the VirtualBox forums. Some causes for such problems : 64 bits guests on 32 bits host host memory or other resource exhausted vitualization disabled in host bios A real hardware issue or kernel corruption on the host Some possible fixes for such problems : disable ...


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Q1: No, fwknopd does not listen on a port. It runs as an Ethernet sniffer and therefore does not function as a normal "server" in that it doesn't listen on a port. Q2: Best way to debug what is happening with fwknopd is to run it as follows: fwknopd -f -v -i eth0 ...this will start up fwknopd against eth0 (you might need to change that depending on your ...


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In http://wiki.debian.org/Java there is a link to a helper to generate debian packages from upstream tarballs. This is maybe the best answer: generating a package each time the people at Oracle generate a new version, but I prefer a different one: having a package with scripts to do the tedious task of installing from a tar.gz. This is why I have generated ...


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Okay well that took a while. But I got a solution. Meanhile I even bought a new mouse. When you have a mouse with a high dpi you can use its standard dpi with minimum acceleration (which is anyway going to be to fast) follow these steps: Get xinput $ sudo apt-get install xinput List your input devices xinput --list You should get an output like this: ⎡ ...


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I had the same problem with Wheezy on an eeepc. It turned out to be a configuration problem. This is how I solved it: Open alsamixer in a terminal Press F6: select sound card. I had two choices: a) default b) HDA Intel. Highlight HDA Intel and press enter More configuration options should now be available in alsamixer Press the right-arrow key until you ...


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For "äpfel" to become "äpfel", it would be necessary to get äpfel{UTF-8} and convert it using ISO-8859-15 to UTF8. Then you would get äpfel{UTF-8}. So how can this happen? (There appears to be no ISO-8859-1[5] (Latin1) in your workflow). I believe I could reproduce this on a VFAT or NTFS partition using the mount iocharset=value option. If I set it to ...


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I also couldnt get output from my USB device. My cat /proc/asound/modules output was: 0 snd_hda_intel 1 snd_hda_intel 2 snd_usb_audio I have tried both answer described here which didnt help (with many index combination and lot of restart). I think problem was my USB device initialize after boot-up. Whatever, so my working solution is blacklisting other ...


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The answer from Matija Nalis only half worked for me (alsamixer changed default, but other things like aplay and firefox stubbornly stuck with the wrong default). This example from the debian wiki worked for me (on CentOS-6 laptop): defaults.pcm.!card Generic_1 defaults.ctl.!card Generic_1 defaults.pcm.!device 0 defaults.ctl.!device 0 For the record: ALSA ...


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Why does this step so long? It is assuming you might have had information previously on the drive that needs to be secure, so it is over-writing the entire drive with random data. If you have a larger drive, this is going to take a long time. Is there anything I can do to speed up this process? (I have to do this with other laptops.) Skip it, you are ...


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In general, ifup / ifdown does not guarantee that your script only runs once. Thus your script has to be idempotent; that is, contain its own logic not to establish a tunnel that already exists. The best way, of course, is to start the script by actually checking if the tunnel is already there: # Exit if network device "tun0" exists. ip link show dev tun0 &...


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This isn't a bug or a glitch. What you are seeing is the titlebar that was programmed into Chromium. From what I read HERE, it is very easy to disable. You can disable it and force it to use the default system theme by ticking Use system title bar and borders under Appearance in the Settings window (which you can access by typing chrome://settings in the ...


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It's possible to downgrade deb packages to specific repo using apt: # apt-get install libsmbclient/wheezy libtevent0/wheezy samba/wheezy The "[package]/wheezy" construct means user want package from wheezy repo only and not newest one. It's important to specify all desired packages in one go, so that apt can resolve dependencies correctly and pull other ...


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This is a long shot, to a quite old question that I hope you've found the answer for... I did the following to get it working on my system, also Wheezy. Added the non-free packages to /etc/apt/sources.list apt-get update apt-get install firmware-atheros reboot And it showed up in iw list :) HTHs someone!


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That's normal, only some versions of free support the available column.Debian's free normally doesn't support available but you can look the available memory up by using cat /proc/meminfo.


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