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

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Setting up RAID on Debian - mdstat has no personalities

I'm reading up on setting up a RAID with two drives on my Debian install, and that the /proc/mdstat file contains a list of the supported raid types by the kernel next to 'Personalities'. Running cat /...
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ImageMagick doesnt work under Debian. Missing libopenexr6 / libIlmImf which is missing from repository

I upgraded to Debian GNU/Linux 9.4 (stretch) , and now ImageMagick doesn't work.convert --version gives this error:convert: error while loading shared libraries: libIlmImf.so.6: cannot open shared ...
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debian apt update doesn't allow DVD's

i really start to pull my hair out. I have a debian 9 system without internet access and try to do an apt update. But i always receive the same error message (see below). I tried severall options to ...
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KDE's maximise button does not fully maximise (dual monitor caused issue)

I'm using Debian Stable 9.4 with the default KDE installation and working with two monitors.On one of them, the maximise button does not fully maximise the window. Instead it has some sort of fixed ...
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KDE Plasma how to hide second task manager

I just installed debian with KDE plasma. The weird thing is that my screen shows a task manager at the bottom as well at the top. Of course I don't need two task managers.. but I cannot find any way ...
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Cracking A 8 Char password

So here's the situation.I am locked out of my admin portal on my wifi home modem+router (Dlink 3782) and the default password has been lost to time on the back of the router and I wanted to have a ...
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Where does dpkg install something?

I've just installed Skype using following command:sudo dpkg -i /home/elena/Downloads/skypeforlinux-64.debIt installed and is working fine.When I ran above command, where did dpkg un-archive and ...
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Raspberry PI with hidden static IP configuration

I have a Raspberry PI 3 (with Stretch) that boots to a static IP. The problem is I can't find out where this IP is being configured.Areas I have looked: /etc/dhcpcd.conf/etc/network/interfaces/...
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My PC can't install any OS [closed]

I was using Windows and I installed VirtualBox because I wanted to try out Linux.Because I got comfortable using Linux (I was using Ubuntu on the vbox) I wanted to make Linux my main OS. First ...
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Installing an updated byobu on Debian

The Debian package for byobu still points to version 5.112-1 from 2016-09-16 while there were several new versions released since then.Is there any chance that the Debian package will get updated ...
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Some X apps accept my non-Latin characters, some ignore them

I'm using an X environment with a dual keyboard layout: us,il. Now, in some of my applications, and in the il layout, Hebrew characters don't register, while punctuation marks do. In other apps, ...
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Remaping “Calc”, “Mail” and “Home” Keys in Debian

I have a Cherry Bluetooth keyboard that includes special keys for a calculator, mail, home/myPC. I want to remap them to multimedia keys, but fail to do so.I used xbindkeys, which identifies them as ...
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Is my SSD drive failing?

I'm using a fairly new SSD (bought 5 months ago), and I recently experienced a read failure. Here is what the kernel reported:Jul 1 01:02:44 tryphon kernel: [1554891.463590] ata2.00: exception ...
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HFS+ formatted drive will not mount on Beaglebone Black

With the Beaglebone Black and the latest Debian image from here, I cannot mount a USB hard drive. Both partitions on the hard drive are formatted as HFS+ (used for Time Machine backup and file storage)...
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What are the IPv4 options under Debian's Network Manager?

I am using a fork of Debian and in the network manager I got multiple choices in the IPv4 options:DHCP automaticallyDHCP addresses onlyManualShared to other computersDisabledLink-Local onlyI ...
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debian at boot gets stuck at ip-config and ask for nfsmount?

I have succeded in making my nodes to boot by lan to server nfsroot :DBut then after i installed cuda (maybe some relation) and did reboot (before reboots were ok) my server gets stuck on ...
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Debian Linux failed to boot (root filesystem mount: no such device)

I recently updated my Debian Linux (sid) and after a reboot It failed to start. So I used a Linux USB installer to start rescue mode to dig the problem and see what's going on.First of all I could n'...
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Chromebook: how do you enable Linux apps?

I saw that Chromebooks are starting to get support for running Linux apps. I read that the first supported Chromebook was the Google Pixelbook.For machines that support Linux apps, how do you enable ...
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X server randomly restarts

I'm running a Debian 9 kiosk with Cinnamon and Chrome browsers. It works fine until it reboots itself without any apparent reason. When this happens, it normally does 2 or 3 restarts in a row and then ...
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Why can't my RaspberryPi execute these basic commands as pi?

As it says in the title, my RaspberryPi can't execute some basic commands (e.g. ls, mkdir, su, ...) with the user 'pi'. I always get the following as output:-bash: /home/pi/bin/ls: Cannot execute ...
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installing OpenMediaVault 4 from usb stick fails with “failed to create file system”

I've been trying to install OpenMediaVault 4.1.3 from an usb stick on my HP Microserver Gen8. I created the boot stick in various ways (dd, etcher, UNetbootin) but during installation (in the ...
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Hardware Acceleration isn't working in Google Chrome inside Debian VM

I am having an issue where Google Chrome's hardware acceleration is not working in Google Chrome inside a Debian VM.3D Acceleration is enabled in Virtualbox's configuration for Debian. macOS the ...
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Debian 8.10 without GUI streaming

I have a server without a GUI. There is no possibility to get one because my server don't have a GPU and its a xeon processor. My question now is it posible to stream a 24/7 radio stream on youtube?...
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debian8 iptables stop command wont work

hello people first post on superuser so im sorry if its pretty badanyway im working with a debian8 vps and im trying to stop iptables using commandservice iptables stopbut it comes up with a ...
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Devuan/Debian Linux USB installation issue

I am trying to install Devuan Linux (a Debian derivative), but I get stuck at the beginning.Downloaded the DVD ISO: devuan_ascii_2.0.0_amd64_dvd-1.isoDecompressed the ISO file on a USB key with ...
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Linux Partition full but it is really not

I experienced a weird phenomenon right after the installation of Debian 9. It seems like my 2To /home partition (sdc1) is already full though I don't have much things in it yetroot@ripper:/home/...
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KVM Windows guest battery

I've installed KVM on a laptop with Debian 9. The guest is the latest Windows 10 (1803) with all updates and VirtIO drivers installed.The issue is : Windows doesn't know he's on a laptop. Then, I ...
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Install Anbox without snap (on debian or other distros)

Is there a description / tutorial how to install anbox without snap / snapd?I am using a debian. And an unofficial deb repository with an deb package for anbox would be fine.Or is there any useful ...
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Reinstalling a MBR to a usb drive?

Yesterday, by accident, I overwrote a bootable USB flash drive using dd. I did manage to recover most of the data on it (using TestDisk), including the partition containing the OS. The partition ...
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Linux disk partitioning: no /boot?

Installing Linux, I see no option to create a /boot partition. Is it still needed? Should I create a "Reserved BIOS boot area"?In the default partitioning scheme, none of these are present.Note:...
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SSHFS rights management in Debian 9 virtualized build environment

I am working with a setup, where the build machine is virtualized and storage for the build process is accessed through a network share:VM host OS: Debian 8VM Manager: VirtualBoxVM client OS: ...
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Debian 9.4 Installer - Black Screen after selecting an installation option

I boot from an USB-stick, select the installation method an the screens turns black. If I pick one of the "speech" options, the screen also turns black but I can hear the installation instructions. So ...
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GRUB doesn't start when legacy boot enabled, otherwise it starts but Debian bears errors and doesn't launch

I have installed Debian next to Windows on my Dell XPS 15 9560, but it doesn't start properly.First, Debian installer didn't detect the disk, unless I have switched my BIOS settings to:Secure boot ...
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Problems installing “sudo” under Debian 6 [duplicate]

I'm trying to install sudo on specialized computer that runs Debian 6 and got error:Err http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze/main sudo i386 1.7.4p4-2.squeeze.2404 Not Found [IP: 128.30.2.26 ...
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What is the right ffmpeg output format for playing a video to webcam using v4l2-loopback in linux? [duplicate]

please can someone show me the new syntax for sending videos to webcam using ffmpeg and v4l2loopback?It used to work perfectly until I updated and upgraded recentlythe previous syntax i use is:...
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How to select text in terminal? (linux debian)

sometimes I got more than 3000 lines in the terminal and I need copy all them, I'm wondering how can I "select all" content in Debian terminal?when click Edit -->Select All from the terminal, this ...
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Debian/Armbian: mediainfo exits with code 1 on .mkv files

I hope superuser.com is the right spot for this kind of issues.Status quo:Today i updated my BananaPi M1 to Debian Stretch (Armbian) and installed all packages I need from the plain Strech repo, ...