Debian GNU / Linux is the distribution upon which Ubuntu is based. Ubuntu uses the same packaging system as Debian. These questions should be about how Ubuntu and Debian work together from a workflow perspective.

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How difficult is it to install debian compared with Ubuntu? [on hold]

How hard is it to replace Ubuntu with Debian (Gnome Shell)? Is there a similar easy to use installer?
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Adding hard disc to existing Samba Share folder

I have samba share running on a server sharing music, videos and files over network from a hdd. This hdd is now nearly full, now i would like to add another hdd of 5tb, so how can i do that without ...
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“mount -a” not called at startup?

I've got a problem mounting an external hard drive at startup. The short question Should mount -a launch during startup process ? and how can I check it does ? The whole story related to this ...
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failed to disable shorcut on ubuntu14.04 and debian8

Use : gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-applications "[]" to disable Alt+Tab gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-applications "[]" to disable Alt+F4 in ...
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How to install a newer version of libav than what is in the repos

I'm currently running debian 7 wheezy, but the package management system is the same as ubuntu so I thought I'd ask here. I'm trying to install at least version 9.x of libav. The current version in ...
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Commercial Debian Packaging

I am in the process of submitting commercial software to the Ubuntu Software Center, the packaging I am using is of Debian format. I was hoping someone could show me how to create a debian package ...
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What is the package that predicts your commands? [duplicate]

I'm running debian (comming from Xubuntu) and I'm having trouble finding info on what makes Xubuntu predict your command if you type it incorrectly. For example, let's say I typed gedti file.txt. I ...
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Trouble installing MongoDB from debian wheezey repository on Ubuntu 15.04

So I understand that MongoDB is not supported on Ubuntu 15.04. Many users have suggested using the debian wheezey repository and that MongoDB installs and works. However, I am not having the same ...
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How to install debian on ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

i installed ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop and tried to install debian on ubuntu 14.04 but could not istall that is why please anyone help me How to install debian on ubuntu 14.04
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How does ubuntu update to debian? [closed]

When ubuntu update to debian, Which packages to update, From where to know what updated and what main package updated. And also like to know what strongly not move to debian.
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copy files over ssh

Let's say I have 2 pc's set up on a wireless network. Machine A is my daily driver and it uses Ubuntu 15.04 Machine B is an old pc I want to set up as an ssh server with Debian LXDE(but it boots to ...
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tftpd-hpa How can I set “blksize” option?

I'm using tftp server (tftpd-hpa) for booting from PXE via LAN. I know, that default block size for TFTP protocol is 512 bytes, and for it download speed is very slow. It can accelerate changing ...
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Reinstall an official package when custom one has overwritten it

I recently installed the Debian packages produced by running make deb-pkg to compile my own version of the Ubuntu kernel. I had given the kernel the release version 3.19.0-21-secure. All of the ...
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Creating a Debian ISO by merging all 3 iso parts to one for booting via usb [closed]

I've downloaded the Debian DVD installation images that's been split into 3 parts. I want to create a USB installation disk by merging all the 3 ISO to one ISO. Here's the list of the things i've ...
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What should I name my install instructions for ubuntu centric applications?

Just wondering if there was a standard for this sort of thing, particularly for debian packages. I see in here for the license, LICENSE.LGPL I'd like to add some install instructions to my own, but ...
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How do I auto-restart my server after it crashes?

I have a vps running debian 7 x86. I have installed wine in it and I am hosting a halo server on it. Some times, some maps cause the server to crash, and it takes a lot of time to open the VPS and run ...
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failing to install debian package

I'm trying to install libdnet-1.12 Package for Snort and trying to get checkinstall to work. But it keeps saying: Copying documentation directory... ./ ./INSTALL ./README ./THANKS ./TODO ./LICENSE ...
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How to uninstall Paper icon theme in ubuntu?

I installed the paper icon theme from the .zip file downloaded from Paper-Icon-Theme How can I uninstall it now?
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grub missing after laptop maintenance [closed]

I cleaned my laptop fan today, having to remove my hard disk. Now, grub is missing : my laptop boots on windows automatically. I had a debian testing - windows dualboot. Boot Mode : [UEFI] Secure ...
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Package Creation Error

I was experimenting with building packages, and I got into a bit of a trouble. After setting everything up, I ran dch -i And edited the changelog to look like this: packagekit-qt (0.9.5-2ubuntu2) ...
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Write Ubuntu iso image to USB

I am a new Linux user. I recently installed Debian stable 8 from Windows through unetbootin but now I would like to use Ubuntu. I have downloaded Ubuntu iso file. But I am not able to write it to USB ...
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Forced SSL Redirection is not working in apache

I've recently set up a website and configured SSL according to this Digital Ocean guide. Once I got this configured I rand: sudo a2enmod rewrite and then in /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default ...
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error insserv with script

I try to install Unbound with the following website: http://www.unix-tutorials.com/go.php?id=3681 I copied the script : #!/bin/sh # # unbound This shell script takes care of starting and ...
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What does (mysql-workbench-bin:4022): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_tree_view_unref_tree_helper: assertion 'node != NULL' failed means?

I'am running a Mysql server at my Linux system locally running the Debian version, and I start the server and that's okay. Then I start Mysql Workbench and when I execute the Mysql script, I can see ...
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How to enable useradd to create local home directories when machine is using NIS?

If a machines is NIS enabled, the /home directory is on NFS and you cannot create directories there. Running a useradd --create-home john will fail because it will try to create /home/john instead of ...
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How to clone an OpenVPN server to a SoftEther server [closed]

I have a configured OpenVPN server and want to clone it to my new configured SoftEther server.
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SPAMHaus/ CBL Blocking List:: UNIX System (Firewall)

I am no linux/ unix guru but CBL and Spamhaus are blocking us every 8 hours roughly and recording it as SPAM. I have completed their instructions to do the following but am concerned i have done it ...
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Minecraft script wont run

In /etc/rc.local I have the following sh /path/to/file/myscrip.sh & #Go here Run this script. in the background I followed that path to confirm that it's pointing the right place on my ...
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Debian; Android SDK manager; Android virtual devices [closed]

I have debian 7 running on Virtualbox and I have little problem with android virtual devices. When I open Android Virtual devices and try run one, it successfully begins to open AVD but thats all. ...
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Modem usb serial mode [duplicate]

I used to force my huawei E3531 modem to stay in serial mode using usb_modeswitch on my linux ubuntu computer. I was running this: usb_modeswitch -v 12d1 -p 1f01 -M ...
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Connect host to guest with VirtualBox on Host-Only-Network-Adapter

I am using Ubuntu on VirtualBox as guest, on a Windows 7 host. I would like to have this configuration: 1) both guest and host connected to internet. 2) guest can reach host (through ping) 3) host ...
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Beaglebone black with Debian OS on Ubuntu 14.04 in Virtualbox VM

I am using the Beaglebone Black for the first time. It has the Debian 7.4 OS and I'm using Ubunbtu 14.04 installed in Virtualbox. I'm trying to install Python IO libraries but I'm getting the Can't ...
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VirtualBox Lubuntu 12.04 and Debian Wheezy guests - differences in /etc/network/interfaces

I have 2 guests - one Lubuntu 12.04 LTS and one Debian Wheezy - running on a Debian Wheezy host. I recently started expanding my knowledge on the topic of distributed systems, databases etc. and I ...
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Does Ubuntu keep itself in sync with Debian updates?

I am new to linux stuff and my current choice is Ubuntu/Xubuntu. I understand that Ubuntu is forked/branched from Debian, and it adds some user friendly components on top. of-course the original ...
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what is /var/lib/bluetooth/00:1A:7D:DA:71:13/manufacturers?

i see in file /var/lib/bluetooth/00:1A:7D:DA:71:13/manufacturers and in this like this : 6C:0E:0D:3A:1F:90 48 3 239 00:17:EB:5D:1B:86 13 6 11064 10:42:21:B0:D0:82 0 4 4688 44:A4:2D:77:72:00 70 3 0 ...
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Depends field in control

I'm packaging my application into a .deb. Here, it says dh_shlibdeps(1) calculates shared library dependencies for binary packages. It generates a list of ELF executables and shared libraries ...
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Ubuntu boot option not showing up in Grub menu after Debian install

I tried to setup dual booting with Ubuntu & Debian on two laptops. But when I restart the computer I see the Debian in grub but not Ubuntu. It also doesn't show in Debian grub.
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how to set target path in rules or install files within debian directory

I have a large project of C# where we have the following files and folders: •A few .dll files •folders that contain database files •A script file •A .exe file This product will be installed on end ...
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writing debian rules file

how to define a target directory in my rules file in debian directory which install all my files to target directory of end user .I have so many files and folders in my source folder, I want to make ...
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Creating debian package of C# app with desktop icon [duplicate]

I am new to ubuntu 14.10 ,i have C# application.i want to make its debian package. and when i install this package on other ubuntu 14.10 machine ,after installing it should give desktop icon of ...
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Which linux based distribution is best in terms of performance? [closed]

Solely if I just consider performance of machine which distribution I should install.
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How can I edit an existing keyboard layout in gnome 3 (fallback)?

I have a swiss keyboard layout and would like to add some missing keys from the german keyboard layout. Keys such as: ÖÄÜ and ß Question: How can I edit the existing layout to add these keys? EG: ß ...
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Unable to use debian/rules clean

I am new to ubuntu and i am trying to use the command fakeroot debian/rules clean but It errors out. Here is some of what is shown, it is rather long so if I need to post it all I will. Error: cp ...
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How to get source list with Ubuntu and Debian packages?

I am using bugtraq OS and I want to add a new source list in my source file at /etc/apt/sources.list, so I need to get a sources.list file for Debian and Ubuntu in one file.
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cant find minimalised programs on debian based server linux

I have a problem with the bar on which programs are visible on LTSP. when I minimalise a program, I can't find it back. there are these boxes of workspaces on which I can click but whenever I ...
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System hangs after /sbin/init starts; no login prompt

I have an Arndale board running Ubuntu 12.04 with the root file system mounted on a MicroSD card. Recent, that card was damaged and I tried to recreate the file system on a new 16GB card. All went ...
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No Jar files included in .deb file

I have created a debian source package for my java swing app that has .jar file and two lib/jar files. Three files (.dsc, .orig.tar.xz, debian.tar.gz) were generated as part of the debian source ...
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Nothing Worked!

rying to do this procedure: http://lorenzland.blogspot.com/2008/08/montar-dispositivo-usb.html?m=1 Something went wrong. Actually I coudnt complete it. Im not sure thats the cause,because I did ...
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Creating debian source package for java swing app

I am trying to create debian source package for my java swing app which has jar files. I used debuild -S -sa command to create the package. I am getting error as: dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -d -us ...
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JDownloader 2 getting sun.java2d.d3d=false error on startup in Debian Linux [closed]

JDownloader 2 working good on other linux like ubuntu, mint etc but it is not starting on Debian linux and getting following error: Error: Could not find or load main class sun.java2d.d3d=false ...