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I cant install Google Chrome on Ubuntu | Can't run file

I want to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu but I am not been able to do so. I know there are answers for my question on other posts but they didn't solve my problem. Problem is that after I ...
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Cannot change directory at /home as root user (Permission denied) [on hold]

I am using GNUroot debian ( an android app ) and after many attempts to connect with ssh to my server i now have no access with cd at my /home folder as a root user. I can run ls /home but i cannot ...
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Problems related to wifi connection

I am facing this problem ever since I started using Ubuntu 6 years back. If I leave the laptop unused for more than 5 hours or so all my WiFi networks disappear and I have to reboot to bring them ...
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Starting MySQL fails after upgrading to MySQL 5.6 [duplicate]

While setting up a test server for the development of a Magento plugin, I ran into the requirement of MySQL 5.6. I was already using MySQL 5.5 so running apt-get install mysql-server-5.6 should have ...
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What other linux distros i can install over Ubuntu? [on hold]

After going through the third and quite expensive (office down for days) nightmare of updating to a higher major version Ubuntu with the same result: nothing works anymore, and even if: it's usually ...
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How to setup DHCP Relay in Debian 8? [closed]

I have three VMs. One VM is a DNS and DHCP server, one is a Linux router running Debian 8 and the last VM is a test machine. I am trying to configure the Debian 8 machine as a DHCP relay. I have ...
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Will my script written for use in Ubuntu translate to Debian? [closed]

I'm dual booting Deepin 15.2 (or hoping to be) and wanted to check that this script my students use will still work under that too. #!/usr/bin/env python3 """Move image files to their tag ...
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Change Gnome panel icons to oversized faded style?

How do I change the icons that show in the panel for apps? I've tried different themes, but perhaps I'm just missing a specific one? I installed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 and my icons on the panel look ...
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Synergistic Files/Directories in Ubuntu 16.04 and Debian 8.x?

I need to have Ubuntu 16.04 and Debian 8.5 on the same filesystem ext4 of the limited SSD space (120 GB) without encryption and with only a login-password. I would like to have shared resources and ...
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Cannot install SSH2

I'm noob in ShellCommands and cannot install PHP-SSH2, I'm using apache2 and tried by following this but didn't worked for me, if someone could help me (I'm under Debian 7).
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Why doesn't Ubuntu/Debian package upstream loadable bash builtins ($bash_src/examples/loadables)

There's a bash-builtins package, but it only comes with sources and headers. The sources go to /usr/share/doc/bash-builtins/examples/loadables/ (for some strange reason), and they don't even compile. ...
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Way to show files installed by a debian package

My question is how to display files installed by a debian package after it is installed? We created our own debian package, users want to see the files installed by it. Currently, I add postinst to ...
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How can I select default version of Netcat in ubuntu

When I checked netcat -h I found out that the -e and Version option is missing from my netcat. I use Ubuntu 15.10. After searching from forums I found out a way to know the version installed and the ...
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How does apt-get upgrade work

Do I have to put Debian package (different versions) in the same repository in order to upgrade it? Currently, I put the packages in different repositories. Add one repository (for older version) and ...
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debian package upgrade issue: an error occurred, trying to overwrite files

We want to upgrade our debian packages. Currently for my testing, the older version is put in one old repository and the new version is put in another new repository. After the old one is installed,...
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Ubuntu 14.04 server went offline all of a sudden

I see the below in syslog, not sure what went wrong, any help will be appreciated. Is this beacause of an automatic kernel update as I see a new kernel version? May 17 10:20:36 vps rsyslogd: [origin ...
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How to install package from testing?

I am on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server and need a fix for https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vagrant in version 1.8.1+dfsg-2 released for Yakkety, but not for Xenial. So how to install that 1.8.1+dfsg-2 ...
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Pathway of critical fixes from Debian to Ubuntu

There is a critical bug in Vagrant packaging for Debian/Ubuntu: Debian: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=818237 Filled: 14 Mar 2016 Fixed: 03 Apr 2016 Ubuntu: https://bugs.launchpad....
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Increase volume of /home partition with unallocated space [duplicate]

I have been trying to resize my /home partition (/dev/sda5) with the unallocated space (325 GiB), I tried gparted but it seems that I can't add the unallocated space. The fdisk -l output: Can ...
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USBMount is not unmounting NTFS drives

I installed usbmount on my Debian NAS and It works fine. But there is one problem: the external devices won't get unmounted after removal. I've tested it with 3 devices a la 3 TB data so far. Seems ...
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Problems building OpenCV with CMake

I'm trying to build OpenCV from source using CMake. Following the official OpenCV instructions, I've changing directories to my binary directory, then I'm entering the following: michael@GNU:~/...
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Install Iptables server

I'm new in Linux and I don't know what it refers with Support but I can type some commands like ls, cd, sudo apt-get it always shows up command not found. So, please someone can help me?terminal
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Are .deb packages built on ubuntu built the same way they are built officially by debian?

As can be seen here there is a difference in naming packages (especially their versions). There are packages Debian originated and Ubuntu originated. I would like to know if the build processes differ,...
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Dual boot Ubuntu 16.04 and Debian 8.4

After installing Ubuntu 16.04 alongside Debian, I get no boot option for Ubuntu. How can I fix the boot menu?
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How can I make sure O/S doesn't use a particular Signing Key (gpg)

Actually this is two (2) different questions. I am on Xubuntu 14.04 but I believe the answers would be the same for all *buntu variants. The first one is in the title of this message. The second is ...
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add dependency to cuurent kernel version

I want to depend my deb package to current kernel version that is installed on machine. for example if my kernel version is 3.13.0-77 my deb file depends on linux-headers-3.13.0.77-generic if I add "...
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How to install Opkg package manager on Debian

I followed the instruction on this page but in the first step only I got the error saying no package named libarchive13 found. I searched for the package too, using command apt-cache search ...
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What is the difference between deb file and ddeb file in linux?

I need to install SystemTap on Ubuntu 14 and I would need to install debug symbols for kernel . I need brief explanation about ddeb file , why it should have different extension ?
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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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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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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 3.8.13-...
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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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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: /cdrom/...