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Ubuntu 16.04 freezes at Logo on startup

I have a Dell Inspiron with NVIDIA Geforce GTX. I have just install a brand new Ubuntu 16.04 but the system freezes at the logo on startup. I tried to use the Boot repair but still didnt fix it. ...
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How to install additional packages that had ignored by --no-install-recommends flag?

--install-suggests is not a solution - it offers install suggested packages for all installed in system packages - I want to install recommends only for one particular package. P.S. Is there ...
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Debian network issues when switching users [closed]

I have an odd problem. When I switch from one user on my debian box, my network manager shows that I am currently connected to every network that it sees but does not display the network that it is ...
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unable to add-apt-repository [closed]

i'm trying to download Atom using sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/atom but results me that: sudo: add-apt-repository: command not found so I've searched all the night, and only found those ...
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how to configure lemp server on debian [closed]

I have debian machine version of 3.16.4.I tried to configure lemp (nginx) web server.while I typed localhost on url got nginx webpage.After that I have finished configuration and restart the service ...
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How to install Qt 5.x 32 bit on 64 bit ubuntu/debian?

How to install Qt 32 bit and correctly build an application on 64 bit ubuntu/debian? Are there i686 or 32 bit packages like in SUSE? Which repositories?
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Debian Whizy VirtualBox error : Kernel driver not installed [migrated]

Installed virtualbox on wheezy via apt, while I try to lunch my VM a message error appears: The virtual machine 'Windows 7' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1 (0x1)." ...
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Error in Opencv instalation (error in file: opencv/modules/videoio/src/cap_libv4l.cpp)

I tried to install OpenCV several times but always returns the same error. I'm running Linux - Debian in Beaglebone Black. The configuration is: root@beaglebone:~# uname -a Linux beaglebone ...
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fresh newly rented server, spammed with root login attempts

Hello i've just rented a server at hetzner.de, and decided to follow the toturials at linode for securing my server! i've just completed setting up OSSEC and then right off the bat i get spammed with ...
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debian host resolving error

I have some problem with resolving hostnames with ping and in my browser. If I ping any non-existent domain name (as jhdevjfejbhbdufb.com), I get local IP adress as a response (external ip). But ...
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manpages fails to update

I run apt-get update and all the other packages update fine, but manpages fails with this error The following packages will be upgraded: manpages 1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 ...
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How to package a systemd service?

I'm trying to package a mono application to run as a systemd service. I've followed the instructions here: https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/pkg-systemd/Packaging I've added dh-systemd (>= 1.5) to my ...
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i would like to install debian [closed]

i already made a unallocated space on windows disk management with the size about 10 gbs and is it possible to install Debian into that exact hard drive without partitioning anything?
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Is there a cheat sheet for systemd, for those of us coming from sysvinit systems?

I was just a user of GNU/Linux for several years, now I want to learn again at least about troubleshooting. I could find my way with sysvinit, but systemd has me baffled. I found quite some ...
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Conky: Use command output for formatting

I'm having an issue with dynamic positioning of images. Basically I made a Conky theme that will move depending on the circumstances. At the bottom of this theme is a process table. I have images ...
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Anchoring Items in Conky

I am making my first conky setup and I need some help with some positioning. Here is an example line: ${voffset 10} wlan0 (${downspeed wlan0}/s) ${voffset -10}${offset 50}${downspeedgraph wlan0 25} ...
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No internet connection after reboot

I have an error on my debian server, hope you can help me anyway, because the systems aren't that different. I rebooted my vServer (Debian 8) and it doesn't came back up. Well, I used the rescue ...
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what user/ file owner to use when creating debian packages?

We are creating a simple binary package for a war file and some scripts using dpkg-deb. One issue is that say we are doing this as a local user called "goofy", then the files in the package will be ...
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PXEBoot problem, initramfs eth0 / eth1

I'am trying to setup my server to decrypt the main partition during preboot. It works pretty nice but sometimes (50% of the cases) when the server load it doesn't use the correct device (eth1) Eth1 ...
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Removing linux and installing Windows 7 [closed]

Ok so i have searched around for weeks now and simply can not find a answer on google, im having issues using linux as my primary os as i can not use photoshop and many other windows programs, and ...
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How to switch from Debian to Ubuntu because of Graphics and Microphone issues in Debian Jessie

I've been using Ubuntu from quite some time (my first Linux distro and they sent installation CDs free of cost to my doorstep years ago. :) Ubuntu's switch to Unity started my declination of liking ...
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Do I have an unstable Debian 8 distribution?

I have Ubuntu 15.10. I wanted to find out its Debian version, so I ran: cat /etc/debian_version and got jessie/sid. I think "jessie" implies Debian 8 but I'm not sure what "sid" means. Googling ...
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Hide files from root in ubuntu

My question would be a little bit silly, but who knows because linux is a very rich and sophisticated OS. Is there a way that a normal user in ubuntu can hide some files from root ? I know that the ...
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change name of a service file when creating a package

How can I create a service with a name different from the name of the package? I'm preparing a package that provides also a service file (systemd config) that should have a name different from the ...
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dpkg-deb, how can I specify the architecture

I am trying to create a debian package for my software which needs to be installed on a power machine. The output of uname -a on the power machine is: ppc64le ppc64le ppc64le GNU/Linux I already ...
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Server can't boot, showing main process (206) terminated with status 127

The system is Debian 7.0. Booting in recovery mode fails with messages shown in this pic:screenshot. Do you know how can I solve this issue?
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Preseed with network-console with local authorized_hosts

Is there anyway to use a local authorized_keys file on a remastered dvd? I've tried the following: d-i network-console/authorized_keys_url string <file> With file being: ...
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How to allow specific public ip to authorization list in squid proxy

The code in my squid.conf file is as follows: acl local src 54.55.56.57 http_access allow local but when the client use the proxy, it is asking username and password. Any kind of help is ...
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Server can't start after SWAP encryption

I'am using an encrypted/server with Dropbear SSH to enter my key. I would like to encrypt SWAP partition in that way : fdisk -l Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 ...
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How to set PidFile for systemd from forking java application

I'm using a debian and a ubuntu machine that is using systemd. I would like to set up a forking systemd service for a java application (an OSGi container). Normally I use a script where I call the ...
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wget changes Excel file size

I'm using wget to download Excel file with xlsx extension. The thing is that when I want to deal with the file using openpyxl, I get the following error "BadZipfile: File is not a zip file". But when ...
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update-alternatives arguments - <link> and <path> can't be the same

I want to add vimb to the default browsers in x-www-browser. I don't see it in update-alternatives --config x-www-browser, so I think I have to --install it. After some time spent in reading man ...
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Why is there an old version of haproxy in Ubuntu repository?

Usually, I have found Ubuntu repositories to be more up-to-date as compared to Debian repositories, but in the case of haproxy, it's version in Ubuntu's repositories (1.4) is older than that in ...
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Daemon.log/Syslog files getting spamed with DHCP Information

I have a linux VPS that's been running fine for 5 months now, up until about a few days ago. I get weekly reports on my server, and on the 03/01/2016, I had used 4gb of space, with 16gb free (20gb ...
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2 keyboards at the same time

I have 2 keyboards connected to my laptop. One is the built-in keyboard and the other is a Logitech keyboard. I am using Solaar and I think it blocks the built-in one because I can't use it when the ...
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eth1 inet does not appear after I add it

Here is my interfaces file: And after command ip a s eth1 inet with the ip I have entered does not appear: What have I done wrong? I'm working on VirtualBox.
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bypass the yes prompt in apt-get install, but only authorized packages

How do I call apt-get install -y --force-yes if I want to install the package no matter what, except unauthorized packages. So I want apt-get to work in non interactive mode and only with signed ...
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Proper way to install debian packages on filesystem extracted on host machine not directly on development board

I am customizing linux filesystem based on ubuntu, the filesystem is extracted on my development machine in which i can install custom binaries, libraries and scripts which is fairly easy enough. But ...
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Kernel: what is the correct process to update changelog

I am trying to figure out the correct process to update the debian pkg changelog, whenever we apply a patch in our local copy of kernel. Have tried the below steps, but not sure if it is the correct ...
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Is Ubuntu LTS based on Debian Unstable or Testing?

I've read that Ubuntu (ie 15.10) takes its code from Debian unstable. So where does the code for Ubuntu LTS come from? Is it also from unstable or more from the testing branch? I'd like to move from ...
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system keeps freezing while installing gnome

I bought a pc 1 day ago and it was booted with freedos. I tried now for hours to install Gnome but when the loading screen appears it just freezes after some seconds. I tried so many things but ...
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dependency error on libc6-amd64 even if it's already installed

Trying to install nodejs debian package that I built myself, i get error about missing: libc6-amd64 however, I am sure this lib is installed. root@x72j:/home/reda/repo/git/node-debian# dpkg -i ...
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Why is khubd process using too much of my CPU?

analyzing the process manager I found that the khubd process uses more CPU than other processes all that are running. It uses at least 25% and even uses around 40%. Does anyone know what this process ...
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What is the default password in BTsync?

I set up the BTsync by downloading the package from their homepage and running $HOME/.bsync from the extracted package. Then, it says go to http://localhost:8888 where I get: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ...
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How do you access control file information?

Is there a way for the postinst, pre, etc. scriptlets to access the information in the Debian control file when installing? e.g. Package: name Version: 0.1-1 Depends: ...
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debian for truecrypt-7.1a for ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I am unable to find debian package for truecrypt-7.1a version. Any idea where should i look for this debian? Please share if you have source code of truecrypt and steps for creating debian package for ...
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Apache Authentication

I configured the authentication on Apache2 with .htaccess and .htpasswd files. Now my problem is that when I close the browser or the browser tab, remain logged in without me being prompted for ...
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How to resize a partition of a GPT throught Parted Command line tool. (Using SSH Rescue Env.)

I have a Remote Dedicated Server with no Online control panel to resize partitions after initial OS install, so I am using the debian based rescue environment to manipulate the partitions unmounted. ...
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How to run a simple c program from the ubuntu terminal of a Beaglebone

I am following this tutorial. So I wrote a simple c program: #include <stdio.h> int main() { printf("Hello, world!\n"); return 0; } built it in eclipse and when I navigate to the ...