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so i am running a kodi box using debian sid. i don't run a display manager on the machine and i have it boot directly into kodi using [[ -z $DISPLAY && $XDG_VTNR -eq 1 ]] && exec startx /usr/bin/kodi in ~/.profile

i have installed acestream using the following

snap run acestreamplayer

snap install acestreamplayer

this is my first experience using snap and acestream. how do I get /snap/bin/acestreamplayer.engine --client-console to run at each boot? i tried putting it in ~/.profile but that didn't work

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I recently noticed on my laptop that it has the following packages installed, despite the fact that it only has an nvidia GPU and an integrated intel GPU.

xserver-xorg-video-amgpu

xserver-xorg-video-ati

Are these packages usually installed by default, and can I safely remove them from my system?

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Hi all So the other day I asked in fedora about switching and while it's a good distro I've experienced random freezes and weird issues, I can't have that on a work station, so I thought debian maybe best, I like ubuntu but I feel debian will be better. I am thinking of setting up selinux on it and some other security guides from debian, and likely stick to stable with backports Is there anything else you can recommend with debian post setup? And also how's thunderbolt 3 in debian? Do they backport the patches into 4.9 or should I upgrade to 4.18?

Thanks

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If so, is it enabled by default or do I have to do some configuring or install a separate package?

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When my machine is connected to the internet using LAN, the animated icon will show a different color and another color when my machine loses its internet connection.

Does Debian have such a software?

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Hey there

So i'm following this https://github.com/Airblader/i3/wiki/Compiling-&-Installing on how to install i3-gaps since debian stretch doesn't have it on its repos(as far as I know at least). All goes well till the

To compile, run:

cd /home/????/i3gaps/i3-gaps/build && make -j8

By doing this command or simple using 'make', I get this -> https://pastebin.com/dqpB1C4b

First time using i3 so bare with my stupidity

Thanks in advance

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I was trying to make changes so Debian automatically boots into the non GUI and then I realized that it's easy enough to just select a button at startup to get into the terminal anyways.

So my problem has been resolved. I was just wondering if someone knows if the terminal changes I made should be reversed. I did this: https://i.imgur.com/NScdWWk.png

And it didn't appear to change anything at all. Or as far as I know. Let me know if I should enter a command to reverse it. Although I suppose if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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I have a Debian installation I have used to learn about Linux. Unfortunately I didn't partition the drive correctly at installation to permit reinstallation/updating the OS, yet have done a lot of tweaking that I would like to preserve. Is there a list of config files I should backup and reuse to replicate my installation?

The distro I used was the Debian stretch stable with non free firmware.

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I'm trying to create a custom live DVD with Simple-CDD.

Running build-simple-cdd with the profile I created throws an error saying that the repository is unsigned.

This seems related to bug 879642: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=879642

That describes a workaround (setting Acquire::AllowInsecureRepositories=true in apt-selection), but that did not work - same error.

I also tried compiling and installing Simple-CDD 0.6.6, that did not work either - same error again.

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Title. I've tried startx and sudo startx and install ldxe from the command window but nothing. It just displays a vignetted blue screen. Anyone have any idea what's going on? Running in virtualbox if that matters.

Edit: reinstalling Gnome fixed the issue

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when do firefox esr 60 will reach buster? any website to track the progresses?

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I'm looking for a decent image catalog program available in Debian Testing. Really, this is the one glaring hole in having a complete workflow for professional photography in Linux.

I'm aware of gthumb, digikam, and kphotoalbum but I'm not sure if any of these maintain their own databases so that they have a record of images which have been moved to a hard drive for cold storage. I know that Shotwell tends to freak out when a file goes missing. Here's what I need it to do, really:

  • Import, record, and alter certain EXIF/IPTC metadata in a camera raw file. Custom tags proprietary to certain manufacturers can be safely ignored. I can make a list if I really need to. If the program is used to modify an entry in the database, it either makes that modification to the actual file or warns that it isn't currently available and holds that change pending the file becoming available. Between exiftool and mysql, this should be relatively simple.
  • Pair those records with the embedded JPEG from the camera raw file and store it separately for visual browsing even when the file isn't available.
  • Make those thumbnails browsable/searchable by EXIF/IPTC tags.

Any suggestions? Am I missing something obvious?

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I've written a little tool that I find extremely handy and which has a small community of active users who contribute small patches and bugs.

I'd really like to get it into Debian so I can (eventually) use it on systems at work without having to fuss around with importing my own keys.

I've looked at the wiki about how to start the process of getting my utility into Debian, but most of the links are dead. :(

Mostly, I'd like to meet somebody who could take "ownership" of the Debian packaging side of thing, as well as making sure that the tool itself meets Debian interaction guidelines and other standards. There is already an Arch maintainer, but that seems like a much less formal process.

Is anybody out there interested in helping out with this?

Thanks so much! Rich

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Hey guys, I'm trying to install Debian on a VM on my Ryzen 7 machine, but I'm having some problems. After the installation process, on the reboot, the machine won't get to the loading screen, giving me an error like so:

https://imgur.com/a/hKqywHE

On top of the screen appeared something like "failed to initialize lstrech"

I have already turned on SVM enabled on the bios, anyone has any ideas what might be causing this?

Thank you for your help in advance!

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I'm rebuilding my laptop and wanted some opinions from Debian users.

I'm thinking of the hypervisor to use, and gotten it down to the typical 3, qemu , VMware Workstation or Virtualbox.

I have a licence for VMware already, so that's not a problem, so they are all on "equal footing."

Any suggestions pluses or minuses or are they all pretty much the same thing?

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Hi. I downloaded and installed the latest debian minimal netinst image on a 4gb usb flash drive. Install process went flawlessly, without network, only the basic minimal install.

Problem is, I can't boot from it. I disabled quick boot, secure boot, set legacy mode on BIOS, boot from USB key first.

I partitioned and mounted a single "/" mount point on the flash drive with ext4, installed grub on the correct device (/dev/sdc in my case).

I intend to use this as a portable hdd, really handy in my boring job, but what am I missing? did I forget something or am I'm being stupid?

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I am desperately trying to get OpenCL working with my rather old HD7870 and a hybrid setup (that means open source driver + proprietary driver only for OpenCL). In this post I followed the instructions of /u/p8m but I am using Stretch as the TO there.

The packages are installed successfully and get loaded but when I execute clinfo I only get a segmentation fault (same with darktable-cltest). I've already tried various driver versions (17.30-.50, 18.20) but none of them is working. When using 18.xx version I get amdgpu_device_initialize: DRM version is 2.50.0 but this driver is only compatible with 3.x.x. so I tried the most recent backport kernel but with this I get this DRM error even with 17.xx versions.

Has anyone a working setup with AMD+OpenCL+Debian Stretch? I am out of ideas.

Thank you very much!

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Hey all,

I've been trying to create a persistent Debian Stretch install on a USB drive for two days now and grub has had me tearing my hair out. I ran through the installer in expert mode and told it to force install grub to removable media, but the UEFI doesn't see the drive as bootable. I am able to boot with the nvram entry so I manually tried to install it with grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/boot/efi --boot-directory=/boot --removable /dev/sde and update-grub and it completed with no errors, but the USB drive still does not appear in the UEFI boot menu. I've confirmed that /boot/efi/EFI/BOOT/BOOTx64 gets created.

Does anyone have any idea how to get this working? Here is my partition layout in case that's helpful:

/dev/sde1 - fat32 - esp, boot (/boot/efi)
/dev/sde2 - ext2 - (/boot)
/dev/sde3 - luks - luks/lvm partition

Thanks!

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hi all,

i have several devices in my network running debian (well, actually it is raspbian, as they are raspberry pis). these devices need to be updated every now and then.

at the moment, i run `sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade-y` on a regular base to update them. so: each device contacts, for example `http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian\` and downloads files from there. in most case, the very same files are required (stuff that runs on every machine, like curl, ssh, openssh-client, ...).

while the packages i have mentioned above do not require so much data (last curl was 220kb), they were just examples... some packages require more data. i am not on a plan, so this does not hurt my data or anything, but just out of curiosity i was wondering if there is a way to have one central instance (ideally this would even work in a docker container i could keep up 24/7 on my NAS) to always check for the latest updates, then provide them to the rest of the devices in the network.

these clients would not all get the update files from the internet, but rather this centralized sever. is this possible, and if so, is it also possible for someone like me, who is not an it professional?

thanks in advance for your help :)

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I’m getting a laptop with a intel quadcore CPU 4800mq. To reduce the heat or prevent thermal throttling, there are two options (excluding repasting):

a) Under-volt cpu: is it possible within Debian OS?

b) Turn off Turbo Boost; or limit the max. Boost frequency? For example, the base frequency is 2.7 Ghz and max. 3.7, what if we tweak the max turbo speed to 3.0 or 3.2Ghz, it is definitely better than sitting on 2.7 Ghz. But I don’t know if it’s doable again in the Debian system.

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Posted byu/[deleted]5 days ago

Regarding this bug report (not really a bug): https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=847937, I have created a "debian" folder for it (link in the bug-report). But due to lack of time, I will unable to maintain it. Feel free to package+maintain this package! 😎

https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Lollypop

https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/maint-guide/

Note: I sense AUR people screaming here xD

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Hi,

Am running Debian Stretch with the default kernel (currently 4.9.0-8-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.110-3+deb9u4)

CPU is a Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G3240 @ 3.10GHz with 8GB RAM

Motherboard is an ASUS H97M-PLUS https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/H97MPLUS/specifications/

The board has 6 x Sata 6Gbps ports on it and I have a Samsung SSD 840 Series Basic 120GB SSD connected to the first port and various other HDDs connected to the other ports.

My query is, why do you think I am seeing such wildly different results (SATA 6Gbps being much slower!) when testing the throughput of the SSD when connected via SATA 6Gbps vs when connected via one of the USB3 ports with the SSD drive mounted within a USB3 UASP compatible SATA to USB3 external enclosure?

Hdparm results when connected via internal SATA 6Gbps port:

/dev/sda:

Timing cached reads: 16630 MB in 2.00 seconds = 8333.10 MB/sec

Timing buffered disk reads: 440 MB in 3.01 seconds = 146.09 MB/sec

Hdparm results when connected via UASP USB3 enclosure:

/dev/sdg:

Timing cached reads: 16716 MB in 2.00 seconds = 8376.73 MB/sec

Timing buffered disk reads: 1154 MB in 3.01 seconds = 382.76 MB/sec

Thanks very much for any ideas/guidance.

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Is there a simple way to connect captive portals (like wifi of starbucks etc.) in Debian? I use wireguard for VPN on every reboot and macchanger automatically every reboot which spoofs my mail address, will they cause problems?

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For some reason my Debian 9 upgraded many installed packages to the backports version, removing multiple packages in the way. It upgraded things such as systemd and udev and mesa. The only recent packages I installed from stretch-backports were minetest and wine32, so I think maybe it was a botched apt update during a KDE auto-update (I think I've seen apt wanting to upgrade everything too in the terminal before). I think it might have been wine32, looking at /var/log/apt/term.log. Its installation is in the same chaotic operation that upgraded all those packages. I suppose I wasn't careful...

Is there some way to mass downgrade the packages back to stable, or to "force" installation of stable versions downgrading the conflicting dependencies?

I need this computer working properly tomorrow...

Thanks

EDIT: Solution

Thanks to /u/Swedophone for pointing me in the right direction.

I added this to /etc/apt/preferences (according to https://manpages.debian.org/stretch/apt/apt_preferences.5.en.html ):

Package: *
Pin: release a=stable
Pin-Priority: 2000

Then I downgraded most packages also present in stable:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Then I re-"ran" my install pseudo-script (it's semi-manual) to install all stable packages that I use (some were previously removed in the accident).

Finally I removed the added lines from /etc/apt/preferences, ran sudo apt update and re-upgraded some packages to backports.

It was indeed caused by wine32 (when I want to install a backported version it wants to cause a mess). For some reason I can install backported wine (& wine64) fine but I can't install wine32 without causing a mess. I tried to install wine32 from stable (after downgrading wine and wine64) and then upgrading to backports but apt cannot upgrade.

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