Debian GNU/Linux is a widespread Linux distribution focusing on stability, security, and the free software philosophy.

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How to configure preseed file in Debian to make grub configuration point to correct drive

I have several computers with 2 drives (one is ssd, the other is hdd). I've created preseed file for automated deployment that works fine except for the part with partitioning. For now it is done ...
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Change tty resolution to fit larger screen

I have a dual screen setup:- Main screen, 1920x1080 plugged in via HDMI- Additional screen, 1366x768, plugged in via VGAWhen I switch to tty, its resolution fit the smaller screen. But, as the ...
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How to activate right click on touchpad

I have an acer aspire 7 A715-71G-75B3 with debian 9.The right click on the touchpad isn't working.I tried to add this to the file 50-synaptics.conf (which I created):Section "InputClass"...
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Migrate from Initramfs-tools to Dracut [migrated]

I have a question about migrating fron "Initramfs-tool" to "Dracut".Initramfs-tools relies on customization scripts hosted by the folders "/etc/initramfs-tools/" and "/usr/share/initramfs-tools/"."...
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How to do “cpio -A” (append) on a Mac?

I would like to generate a Debian ISO image that has a preseed file embedded in it so that I can do automated installations. It's possible, as documented here.Part of this process requires that I ...
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Debian servers Vs SSH

I have four servers and have a 5th to interact with all four via ssh. What I'd like is for each server to scp to each other server and with the 5th one too remotely instead of the 5th one being 'in ...
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Disable Alt+F4 Key Function in Debian

How to Disable Alt+F4 Key Function in Debian Linux(PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie)").
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Debian KDE - GTK applications gui have undesirable red lines

I have Debian Jessie with KDE4 as desktop environment with default Oxygen theme. Also I have installed gtk2-engines-oxygen and gtk3-engines-oxygen, so my GTK apps could look the same way as KDE apps. ...
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How do I uninstall pwndbg?

Not much explaining to do, except I Googled how to and couldn't find anything relating to the uninstall process. I am on a Debian 9 system.If I recall correctly I installed it using:git clone ...
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Combine Debian netinst with a regular partition - USB

I wonder if it is possible to have a bootable Debian netinst USB drive while also retaining the ability to store regular files on that same drive. What I would like to have in the end is USB drive ...
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Wifi repeater/hotspot with a single wireless network interface in Debian

I am attempting to create a wireless hotspot/repeater in Debian using create_ap, yet when I run:create_ap wlan0 wlan0 AP_Name PassphraseI get met with the following error message:ERROR: Your ...
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Debian: IPv6 with Prefix Delegation from ISP

My ISP provides me with dynamic IPv4 and a /56 of IPv6 via DHCPv6. I managed to get this working under a DD-WRT router like this:Later on I removed the router from this network and connect a Debian-...
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Can surf in ipv6 pages but cannot ping or curl them

I have a debian linux virtual machine in virtual box using a bridged connection.Inside the debian virtual machine, I can surf any web page whether it is ipv4 or ipv6, I can ping and curl ipv4, but, I ...
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Why doesn't htop show LED mode meters with box-drawing characters?

I just set up htop on a server running Debian and noticed that meters in LED more are rendered with letters and symbols instead of the box-drawing chars it uses on my Mac.For comparison, htop on ...
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How to I automate re-compilation of a kernel module on Debian / Ubuntu?

I have the source for a kernel module which I want to re-compile every time the kernel gets updated - is there a sophisticated way to do this?Of course I could always compile the module on system ...
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Xorg Session NVidia Optimus

I was hoping someone could let me know how to setup Xorg for my NVidia Optimus laptop. Here is my current Xorg.conf file:Section "ServerLayout"Identifier "layout"Screen 0 "intel"...
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Kali linux, nothing appears after I logged in

I just installed kali linux in dual boot with windows 10 on my laptop.The installation went fine until I had to log in in the GNOME GUI.After I enter the correct credentials, the dialog boxes just ...
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VirtualBox: distribute a common VM image with one unique configuration file

We need to distribute certain VM image (Linux/Debian) which should be almost identical. Only one configuration file should be unique for each user. It should be generated on fly on each download and ...
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152bit WEP Key under Linux [closed]

Is there a way to use a 152bit WEP Key for wireless encryption in Linux (Debian)?Trying to connect manually using:sudo iwconfig wlan1 key 152bitHexKey results in error:Set Encode (8B2A)
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Cinnamon: Can't configure applets

I'm working with Debian using Cinnamon as my desktop env, and I have recently been having tons of problems with it. First, I was having an issue where, after logging in, everything would be black, and ...
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How to install a specific Debian/Ubuntu release version?

I am investigating reproducible builds and would like for that to end up with a script that sets up a constant VM image containing my build environment. For now, I'll put aside issues with timestamps ...
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How to make use of Debian Installer's tabs which appeared in Stretch?

Debian Installer network install console (over ssh) in Stretch differs from that of Jessie and earlier. It has additional black "menu" line above the screen, which shows four "tabs" and a clock. These ...
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Configure Debian Sparc64 on Qemu to get apt commands via SSH on guest

From this link, I have been able to do ssh from a Debian Sparc64 guest Qemu on a MacOS High Sierra host.Now, I try to configure guest and host in order to use "apt-get install" on the Debian Sparc64 ...
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Why doesn't my Debian Hyper-V guest update time after host sleeping?

I have a Windows 10 physical (laptop) host with Hyper-V installed and enabled and I am having a problem where for a rather vanilla Debian 9 guest installation, the clock isn't updated after the host ...
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Packet forwarding between nics in same network (wifi/eth)

I need to setup (if possible) a device with to nics, one ethernet and one wireless, were each packet coming from the wireless side is forwarded as is whitout modifcations to the ethernet port and ...
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Dummy output instead of audio device in Debian 9

OS: Debian 9 Kernel: Linux version 4.9.0-6-amd64 (debian-kernel@lists.debian.org) (gcc version 6.3.0 20170516 (Debian 6.3.0-18+deb9u1) ) #1 SMP Debian 4.9.82-1+deb9u3 (2018-03-02)After 6+ months ...
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Launch debian 9 installer from live session

I've just burned debian-live-9.4.0-amd64-gnome to a usb pen drive. Then started the live session and now I want to start the installer.I have to go into the live session because I have to manually ...
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Debian 9: bash: ls, cat, command not found after incorrectly modifying PATH

Most of the commands are no longer working after modifying PATH.Instead of PATH=$PATH:/home/z***d/Programs/anki-2.0.50it ended this way export PATH=PATH:/home/z***d/Programs/anki-2.0.50 wasn't ...
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Laravel installation snag

I'm installing Laravel on Debian Stretch and hit a snag at the "The Hosts File" section. I am using Vagrant with VirtualBox. I cannot communicate with the Laravel stack running on VirtualBox (192....
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missing default route from dhcp while installing linux in a subnet

I tried to install Debian on a PC but I don't get a default route and can't access to internet.It says: The network autoconfiguration was successful. However, no defaultroute was set: the ...

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