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Questions tagged [debian]

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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Configuration of an additional disk in linux

I commanded an additional disk from ovh. The reason why I did it, is because I have no space left in my main partition. So once it's done, I mounted the new disk under /mnt folder. The issue is I don'...
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sudo apt-get broken after sudo apt-get upgrade

I'm currently running on Ubuntu 16.04 and I faced some problems: I entered 'sudo apt-get update' then 'sudo apt-get -Y upgrade' to upgrade the packages and broke my apt-get. Now whenever I try to ...
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xrandr with 4 screens and extend configuration

I have 4 screens and i want to have an extend configuration : 4x1 => 7920x1080 I config an video wall menu board and i want to have 1 display on ALL screen How do this setup ? Thanks,
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Why the default thumnail of a usb device on debian is an ipod? [on hold]

I'm curious, i just noticed this on my mint Debian 4.19. When my external hard drive is mounted the thumbnail represent an iPod wheel first generation. Thank you
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openssh-server's unmet dependencies [closed]

I just installed debian-9.6.0-amd64-netinst.iso and now trying to follow SSH - Debian Wiki (Installation of the server) and running into following error: Please advise. I ran apt-get update &&...
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errors while compile kernel 3.18.20

when i compile the kernel 3.18.20 using : CONCURRENCY_LEVEL=$(nproc) make-kpkg --rootcmd fakeroot --initrd kernel_image kernel_headers i get this result! > exec make kpkg_version=13.018 -f > ...
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What are the various 'announcements' or 'notices' for package updates?

Recently, I came across USN - Ubuntu security notices and DSA - debian security announce and found that these are the mail lists for the security updates of the packages. Is there any other announce ...
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Error in crontab

I'm putting the following instructions: 00 12 * * * /usr/bin/php -q -f * * * * * * /var/www/html/glpi/scripts/ldap_mass_sync.php action=1 * * * * * * ldapservers_id=1 But I'm getting the message: ...
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OpenVPN connectivity issue with internal subnet

I've setup a VPN server within a vlan with an internal subnet. On the VPN server one VPN using IPSec is configured, which can connect to the internal subnet. Additional I've installed an OpenVPN-...
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PCL to PDF with colors

I need to convert .pcl files to .pdf files. I did some searching and found that gplc6 (from the Ghostscript family) is the tool I need. I ran the command like this: gpcl6 -o test.pdf -sDEVICE=...
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Nautilus mount so many [duplicate]

I have a problem with nautilus. As you see the image, nautilus has so many mount system folder. I want to hide them. Please help me to config this. Thanks. I checked my fstab file: # /etc/fstab: ...
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Debian VNC goes black If I leave It open and I am inactive [closed]

I am having trouble with my VNC Server. The server keeps giving me black screen If I leave the viewer in the background, and don't do anything on the server specifically. If this happens, I can no ...
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Unable to install PHP particular version 7.0.4 on Ubuntu 16.04

I need to install php7.0.4 but not getting this version anywhere to install it. Is there any way to install it on Ubuntu 16.04
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Keep deb updated using repository

I'm using Materia GTK theme in ubuntu 18.04. It's in the repos but it's an older version. I'm trying to keep it updated (when I update my system, just like Spotify .deb does). So I've tried to use the ...
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Unattended upgrade Ubuntu official package that depended by internal repository Debian package

I have two repository in my software source list, one is Ubuntu Official repository and another one is my lab repository for personal Debian package that create by my own. Requirements: Upgrade ...
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Use a2dp profile to have headphones be used as input [duplicate]

I was wondering if it's possible to use my headphones+microphone just as a microphone using a2dp profile. I have problems using HSP because the quality of sound is very poor so i was thinking of ...
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Proper method for storing user input in bash scripts

I would like to make a chat bot using bash. And I was just wondering if anyone in the community knows of a proper / preferred method for storing user input as a variable in a shell script. For ...
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could not connect to server: No such file or directory in PostgreSQL

I have a VPS with Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS (GNU/Linux 2.6.32-042stab127.2 x86_64) and also have Postgresql installed. I'm using Postgresql in a ruby on rails application. Suddenly my application stopped ...
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What packages are in Ubuntu but not in Debian?

Ubuntu uses packages from Debian (it is based on Debian). I wonder what extra packages or package classes are added to Ubuntu? I expect to see some proprietary software, some extra office software, ...
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Deploying own debian package to Launchpad

I am trying to generate a signed debian package for deployment to Launchpad. I can generate the binary-only build using : dpkg-buildpackage -b -pgpg -kmihaigalos@gmail.com dpkg-buildpackage: source ...
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How to generate deb files with source code without makefile

I've known that we could use checkinstall to generate deb files from source code, which allows us to execute apt install to install them into my Ubuntu system. Here is how checkinstall works: ...
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Debian Repo being used on Ubuntu and cannot be removed [duplicate]

My Issue: GPG error: http://cdn-fastly.deb.debian.org/debian stretch-backports InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY ...
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Is it possible to Debian Ubuntu and windows without restart your PC [closed]

Is it possible to Debian Ubuntu and windows without restart your PC. If it's how can i do it ?
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Reinstall applications on a new system in an easy way? [duplicate]

Say I want to migrate from Ubuntu to Debian, or the other way around, how can I reinstall all of my apps on my new system? For config it is super simple, just back up the home folder, but is there an ...
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Toggle touchpad key deactivates the device, can not activate it again

I have Debian 9 on my MSI Notebook, and I realized today there is a problem on my Fn+F3 key function. When I press them, it made the touch pad disable, but when I press again, there wasn't any sign ...
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How to setup transmission-daemon under OpenVPN on Debian? [closed]

I tried this tutorial on my dedicated server : Transmission daemon over OpenVPN When I run the command to start OpenVPN it's locked out from the server and I have to restart it from the host admin ...
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Installing Debian on Ubuntu 18.04 on a MacBook [duplicate]

I have an old MacBook (model A1342, year 2009) with Ubuntu 18.04 on it. NO MacOSx. I want to install Debian (8 or 9) for which said computer comfortably fulfills the minimum tech specs (barely so with ...
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Kernel custom building not working due to missing “binary-generic” recipe

I am on Ubuntu 18.04 and I am trying to build my own kernel by this guide and this guide. Unfortunately the command: AUTOBUILD=1 fakeroot debian/rules binary-headers binary-generic binary-perarch ...
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Why does World of Warships hang when using Ubuntu 18.04.1 and not Debian 9.5 as a router/firewall?

I have a firewall/router and I have been using Debian on it for a couple years now. I decided to made the switch to Ubuntu Server 18.04.1 because I am very interested in using the live patch feature ...
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How to reassign key functions?

The space bar on my keyboard is not working. How can I reassign functions of space bar to another key (eg. one of the alt key) in my keyboard? I am using Ubuntu 18.04 and Debian Stretch.
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Debian login screen after updating Ubuntu 18.04

I just updated Ubuntu 18.04 (just the regular "install pending updates" when i shut down). Now I booted my pc, and was greeted with a debian Login screen. This makes absolutely no sense... Is there a ...
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Wine32 dependencies problem

Since yesterday I tried to install Wine, everything was OK until I was asked to install wine32. The following packages have unmet dependencies: wine32:i386 : Depends: libc6:i386 (>= 2.17) but it ...
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Thunar doesn't show workgroup/windows pcs in windows-network tab

Thunar is unable to display the windows devices in my network from the "windows-network" tab (located under network). However, I am able to access windows devices with the following command in the ...
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Fontconfig error

When I launch emacs, vscode or google-chrome (or any other program that needs fontconfig) in verbose mode I have error messages about fontconfig : ...
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Edit Debian USB disk

I need edit USB stick disk by adding a file with firmware to my wifi card and lan card when I try install I see error. How to change permission to add files into USB boot disk working on UBUNTU 17.10?...
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How Debian developers update their packages list? [closed]

As a beginner Linux user, I was wondering how Debian developers update their entire packages list, because it has tons of packages. Do they get a pre-compiled package from the original developer and ...
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X11VNC - use for connect to another x-session

According with this question How to setup x11vnc to access with graphical login screen? Is it possible to use X11VNC as a regular tightvncserver or vnc4server also? (etc, connect to another session)?
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“Changed” root account

I have a regular "root" account. I have added a new user to the sudo group. Since then, the new user password has been requested.
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Trying to build kernel on 18.04. No editconfigs option

Trying to build kernel using instructions outlined in https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/BuildYourOwnKernel After running the lines fakeroot debian/rules clean fakeroot debian/rules editconfigs I get ...
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How to get the list of installed packages on Ubuntu/Debian w/o command or w/o looking at pkg.log?

I have to extract the list of installed packages on Ubuntu/Debian without using command or without looking at dpkg.log? The basic requirement is to get the list of installed packages on Debian/Ubuntu ...
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hashsum is not available- unable to get source of package [closed]

I want to get the source of package wirehshark for year 2009. I am doing that by editing source.list according to Debian snapshot information. After doing sudo apt-get update. I tried: sudo apt-get ...
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Command not found on bash script [duplicate]

I want to run a bash script to access two terminal tabs, each run cd "folder", then "npm run start", as below: #!/bin/bash sudo mysql -u root -h localhost PATH=/var/lib/cloud9/autorun/...
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How to fix "error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue after restarting

I have windows and Debian on PC, after creating a new partition in windows I get this error: when booting Debian Error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue> I solved the problem according to this ...
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Ubuntu server hangs/halts during bootup and shutdown

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2950 (Dual Intel Xeons @ 2.5GHz, 32GB DDR2, An old 80GB SATA3 drive [RAID controller died]) and it randomly halts while booting, I'm using Ubuntu server which seems to show ...
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What is the purpose of OpenVPN's /etc/openvpn/{client,server} directories?

Ubuntu/Debian OpenVPN package contains 2 mysterious directories: dpkg -L openvpn ... /etc/openvpn/client /etc/openvpn/server ... I'm wondering what is the purpose of those directories? All tutorials ...
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Processor microcode firmware update

In Ubuntu 17.04 and 18.04 and Debian look like Kali when I enter dmesg | grep 'microcode' in the terminal I get the following results: [ 0.000000] microcode: microcode updated early to revision ...
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dpkg-shlibdeps: error: cannot find library while doing dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc using dh-virtualenv

I am trying to build a debian package out of a python package using dh-virtualenv. I am doing this on a Mac, so I'm using Docker to do so. The biggest problem is that package is dependent on PyQt5, ...
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Trying to install lubuntu in place of Debian

I installed Debian on a AMD Athlon (Thunderbird), 698 MHz with 768 MB. The result was less than I had hoped for: Trying to log in takes minutes, results in a lost mouse pointer, and never shows a ...
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How to use or re-package a package for Debian distribution?

I want to use IRAF(http://iraf.noao.edu/) in package format and I hope the package keep maintained. I found iraf package which is packaged for Debian testing (buster). I tried sudo dpkg -i iraf_2.16....
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Create a theme that look like commodore 64 on ubuntu?

I did use Commodore OS Vision but it has stop making updates many years ago. I was wondering is it possible to do a theme that looks and feels like that on Ubuntu? I really miss it and that "neon ...