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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black screen on boot after each boot with nomodeset

I have a black screen after the grub init. i have a debian installation. i followed many instructions and i've found that i can just edit when the grup start and add the following info to my grub ...
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Doing a fresh ubuntu install without having to reinstall packages

I'm currently on debian wheezy and I want to install Ubuntu. I'm on a slow broadband connection and I do not want to download all the packages again that I installed on the debian installation. Is ...
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Looking for info on debconf-set-selections/pre-configuration/pre-seeding specs format

The output of debconf-get-selection, once the comment and blank lines are filtered out, consists of records (i.e. rows) of 4 (or sometimes 3) whitespace-separated fields. For example1: d-i ...
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Random Crashes Ubuntu 12.04

Every once in a while my Mem and CPU max out. In looking at the syslog I found Jun 25 01:45:30 id-llc-projects CRON[29889]: (root) CMD (command -v debian-sa1 > /dev/null && debian-sa1 1 1) ...
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What's the typical algorithm that is follwed when installing a debian package with dpkg?

How things work when you install a debian package(s) with dpkg? I'd like to have an idea of how things are handled right after your fire in the command, like the unpackaging and especially the ...
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Adding previously downloaded .deb files to apt using command line

How can I add previously downloaded .deb files to apt using command line so that they will not be downloaded again when I use sudo apt-get install?
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Install on XP server with no DVD/CD drives, and no USB booting? [duplicate]

So I have this really old server here with XP installed on it, but it has no CD/DVD drives, and is too old for USB booting. What's a good way to install Debian or Lubuntu over the Windows ...
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Debian Packaging Dependencies Checking [closed]

How to force a debian package to check some dependency installed?
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Is is necessary to do apt-get update everytime

I wonder if in debian flavours you should always do a update before apt-get install? What are the disadvantages if I just install without updating?
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creating debian packages for Mozilla Products

I am trying to create a Debian Package for Boot-to-Gecko desktop client, I have no prior experience in Debian packaging except the test cases mentioned in packagers guide and other places, I have ...
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Huawei K3565 USB modem Problem

issue starts when i want o install Kannel and connect it to a USB modem (Huawei K3565) to receive SMS and send SMS. Commands and result: #lsusb the device exist 'Huawei Modem' #wvdialconf ...
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How do I copy a package from Debian to my PPA?

I'd like to add the latest gourmet package from Debian sid to our team's PPA so Ubuntu users who would like to run an up-to-date version of Gourmet can add that PPA to their software sources. ...
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debuild failed at dh_install with cp: cannot stat `debian/tmp//path/to/install/bin/': No such file or directory

I am creating a binary package for local usage by reading http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/1313226#1313226 chat session. I followed the steps mentioned in the list. My environment: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 nautilus/nemo file manager hanging on every action

I cannot use nautilus or nemo because of high loading time on each action, many times the applications simply hang and I've busted my time on trying to fix it with no success whatsoever. Here's how ...
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Is Kali Linux based on Ubuntu? [closed]

I remember reading in another thread (Is Backtrack is derivative of Ubuntu?) that Kali Linux is based on Debian. Can someone clarify?
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How do the security features in Ubuntu differ from Debian? [closed]

I am on the Debian Security Mailing list, and recently there has been a lot of traffic going back and forth about the security (particularly package updates) of Ubuntu vs Debian stable. A guy on the ...
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How to modify the details of a debian package

I am new to Ubuntu and would like to know if there's a way to modify or edit the details of a deb package. For example, I'm running the command: sudo dpkg -I myPackage_amd64.deb and get several ...
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error file /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found & invalid arch-dependent elf magic

I've just installed Debian Wheezy on my desktop computer. The hardware components are the following : Gigabyte-GA-Z87-HD3-Scheda-Madre-Socket Intel-BX80646I54670K-Processore-i5-4670K-Haswell ...
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ubuntu packaging help

HI I have been using Ubuntu for a while now and would like to create Apps for Ubuntu. I have made a fun game and would like to have it in the software centre but I do not know how to create a debian ...
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Multi-user text mode runlevel in Ubuntu

I use Ubuntu as a server, and I want to change its runlevel to be full multi-user text mode (like init 3 in RedHat). From this command runlevel i see that am running N 2 which is Graphical ...
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Virtualbox Virtual Machines Won't Boot After Cloning

I'm running Ubuntu Trusty using the current version of VirtualBox from Oracle's repo (with the extensions, if that matters). When I create a Debian Wheezy guest using UEFI mode, the install works ...
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How to Install Ubuntu without USB or a disc

Is there a way to install Lubuntu 14.04 on a laptop with no boot from usb capability, a broken disc drive and running Debian right now and the only way of transferring data to it being usb flash ...
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Creating and signing local repository (debian) [closed]

At all, what and how should I download? i386 and amd64 together or only which will fit my architecture? And how to sign? There are 3 folders: mirror, skel, var. Which of those should I sign? ...
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Which Ubuntu version is equivalent to Debian Squeeze?

I have some software packages customised for Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10 and 12.10, but now I have to install them on Debian Squeeze. I have been unable to Google for a mapping between specific Ubuntu and ...
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How to download other different deb files with apt-get in Ubuntu?

Is there any way how to download another version of deb files with apt-get in Ubuntu 12.04? In Ubuntu 12.04, the default version is precise, and when we use the sudo apt-get install ** command to ...
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make custom iso image after I've made customizations [duplicate]

I wanted to know how to make a custom iso image so others can just burn it on a disc or run from USB or something. So I would have all the packages install, software and other scripts already ...
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Working way on creating a root ftp user

There are many work arounds for this. One of those I've done: adduser username chown -R username /directory/ chmod -R 755 /directory/ I'm using FlashFXP on Windows which ends to [R] USER xxx [R] ...
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Cannot start mysql server [closed]

I'm tring to run a website from my server, so I installed php, apache and mysql. I'm having problems with mysql. After installation, it failed to restart. This is the output: ...
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debian and ubuntu on the same machine

How can I install debian and ubuntu on the same machine, I mean multi-boot, i've tried to install debian after ubuntu and there were grub problems, also I don't know can two "different" linux systems ...
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Grub rescue mode - Installed Debian on USB, and original Ubuntu 13.10 system doesn't work anymore

Ubuntu community! I have been using ubuntu 13.10 for the past year or so, and everything was fine until I decided to try out Debian. I attempted to install the standard version (command line) of ...
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Installing a light table(editor) in debian [duplicate]

I want to install lighttable programming editor in kali Linux(debian).I have downloaded the tar.gz version from here. But I am unable to install the light table .Please help in regarding this.
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Lirc as IR blaster - problem with repeated commands

I have succesfully setup LIRC to work as an IR Blaster for my NAD amplifier, which uses NEC codes. However I have a problem with repeating codes, e.g. sending volume up 20 times. I know my remote ...
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Why do I get 'error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64' when I run Mercury? [closed]

Using native OpenGL /home/software/Mercury_3.3/c_linux/bin/mercury.x: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64
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What is the equivalent of locales-all from Debian?

On Debian, I can have a package depend on locales-all to ensure that all locales are installed/available. There is no such package in Ubuntu. It used to have belocs-locales-* which appeared to do the ...
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How to get a sid pbuilder in ubuntu

Before releasing packages to Debian (and later sync them to Ubuntu) I need to test them in a sid chroot, but I get this error on a clean 14.04 system: $ sudo DIST=sid ARCH=i386 pbuilder create [sudo] ...
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May I install Ubuntu and Debian sharing the same swap memory? [duplicate]

I want to install Debian and Ubuntu in the same disk with different partitions. I also have a windows partition. The question is if I could install Ubuntu and Debian sharing the same swap memory or ...
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How to install a custom Ubuntu Touch Kernel on the Nexus 10

I've just installed the latest version of Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 10 tablet,but it does not fit my needs. Instead of it,I would like to install a minimal version of Ubuntu or Debian running with the ...
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Getting + installing gcc/g++ 4.9 on Ubuntu?

How do I install the latest version of gcc and g++? I am using a variety of C++11 and C++1y features; which is why I need this.
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Ubuntu install broken after adding a “Jessie” Debian repository

I was trying to build pfff to use scheck and a requirement for the compiler is version 4+ of OCaml. The versions available to my apt-get seem to indicate 3.12.1 and the build wasn't working. Now I ...
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Why does my month old Ubuntu Server 10.04 machine suddenly boot to Debian?

I have a machine running Ubuntu Server 10.04. I boot it when I need to run a task, then shut it down when the task is finished. I've been doing this for a month. I left it on all night last night ...
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Charge network manager

I have an 3G modem and it on Ubuntu doesn't work for my operator, the default settings doesn't exist and if I set it manually it doesn't connect. I have tried Debian and if I make some actions(step by ...
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boot-repair Does not add Widnows 7 to the grub menu

I have a laptop with Debian 7, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04. I have decided to upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10, and installed the Ubuntu partition afresh. After the re-installation, Windows 7 disappeared from ...
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run FileZilla package [closed]

I'm new on Debian and Linux, I installed FileZilla but I don't know how to run it. whene I execute : dpkg -l | grep -i "filezilla" I get ii filezilla-common 3.7.3-1 ...
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Why does Ubuntu make larger compiled kernel file (.deb) than Debian does?

When I compile a kernel in Ubuntu, it is 40% bigger than in Debian (with the same .config). Why? Is it because of little different versions? 40% seems too much to me. Both are up to date, Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Architecture specific debian package

I have created debian package XYZ. It has control file which look's like Package: XYZ Version: 1.0 Section: kernel Priority: optional Architecture: i386 Depends: Installed-Size: 1024 I just ...
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How to restore Windows 8 after Debian then Ubuntu installs

I have lost the ability to boot into Windows 8 on my new computer. Here is the sequence of events that led to this: I installed the newest version of Debian by resizing the main partition and ...
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What does “${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}” do in my terminal prompt?

In my terminal prompt definition in my .bashrc file, among other things, I have this snippet of code: ${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)} What does this do, and do I need it?
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How to install the newest Mono?

I want to install the newest version of Mono on my Ubuntu 13.10 installation, but obviously it requires me to download a lot of packages from the Debian website, which is not ideal as it is hard to ...
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TRy ubuntu just for a week and after that bring it back to its earlier state. Is it possible?

So, My dad is not at home and i want to try ubuntu. IS this possible to use ubuntu for a week and after that, bring everything normal. {remove the grub, remove the partiton done, etc.} I know that we ...
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How to make ubuntu as the second Operating System

So, I installed Debian (my dad installed it, i dont know, i am just 13), 2 months ago and after that installed Ubuntu (I installed it!!!) alongside debian by re-sizing the partition. Now, the Ubuntu ...