Debian Configuration :: Additional Settings After Installing "pulseaudio" Package?

Aug 31, 2011

I'm running squeeze. I installed from the netinstall cd (graphical install). I need to get pulseaudio, so here is my question: Is there any additional configuration you need to do after installing the "pulseaudio" package. (to integrate with alsa, gnome integration, multimedia keys etc.)?

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Debian :: Skype And Pulseaudio Settings ?

Jul 1, 2010

I installed skype 2.1 beta and pulse audio. Just installed the packages and it worked. Surprisingly. Problem is that Skye now selects pulseaudio for microphone, out and ringer. No problem it actually set it up to my logitech headset which is by default almost right. It set it up to use my logitech microphone and headset speakers for talking, which is great. But I want to switch my ringer from headset speakers to main computer speakers. Anyone know where this can be done. Skype only lets me select pulseaudio (locla server) for all three. Yet somehow it knows to use my logitech headset for talking. But I want to direct my ringing of incoming calls to main speakers. pavucontrol does not let me do this. Anyone has an idea of how to do this? If there is a graphical application that can do this, please let me know.

Used ubuntu for years and loved it. recent bugs in flash and loggin out and others made me try debian for extra stability and security at the risc of loosing myself in the complexity of debian as it's no plug and play here. So far seems to be very similar in use to ubuntu, surprisingly. Running nvidia-xconfig seems to be the only difference. So far I have been able to figure things out to make it work, we will see how I do in the long run. Ubuntu was sure easy.

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Debian :: Installing Additional MIBs For Specific HW (SNMP Server)

May 8, 2010

I have debian Lenny as an server I would like for monitoring of some network components ( switches, printers, routers ... ) and at

/usr/share/snmp/mibs I have
/usr/share/snmp/mibs# ls -l
total 1844
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 17455 2008-12-16 18:22 AGENTX-MIB.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 36576 2008-12-16 18:23 BGP4-MIB.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 36959 2008-12-16 18:23 BRIDGE-MIB.txt ....
ls -l | wc -l shows 66, what means 66 differen mibs.

snmp related packages I have installed are as :
dpkg -l | grep ii | grep snmp
ii libgsnmp0 0.2.0-2.1 an SNMP library implementation based on glib and gnet
ii libsnmp-base 5.4.1~dfsg-12 SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) MIBs and documentati
ii libsnmp-perl 5.4.1~dfsg-12 SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) Perl5 support
ii libsnmp15 5.4.1~dfsg-12 SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) library
ii snmp 5.4.1~dfsg-12 SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) applications
ii snmpd 5.4.1~dfsg-12 SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) agents

My question is, how I can install additional mibs ( for Cisco, Procurve, etc ) for other hw I could have ? What is procedure. I browsed debian package base and I could not find some more packages related to snmp that could supply more mibs.

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Debian Configuration :: Failed To Initialize Pulseaudio Bluetooth

Mar 14, 2011

New install of Mint LMDE (Debian Testing)

I installed Blueman & paired my headset successfully but I get this error message when I connect my headset, "Failed to initialize pulseaudio bluetooth module. Bluetooth audio over pulseaudio will not work". When I go to Pulse Audio Volume Control, it's not showing in my hardware list.

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Debian Configuration :: Package-xy: Depends: Lib-something (>= Version_number) Which Is A Virtual Package

Nov 4, 2010

when I try to install a package, I've the message The following packages have unmet dependencies:package-xy: Depends:lib-something (>= version_number) which is a virtual package.

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Debian Configuration :: Wake On Lan Settings Don't Stick?

Feb 11, 2010

I recently switched back to Debian after getting fed up with Ubuntu. The one feature that I haven't been able to get back since the switch is Wake on LAN.If I turn on the computer and watch tcpdump, I can see the packets hitting my machine. I don't think it's a router configuration issue.If I shut down from windows, WOL works.Another sign that it's not a networking or BIOS thing.Here's some stuff I've tried:When I boot up in linux, if I run ethtool eth0, it tells me that wake is set to g (which every guide I've read says is correct).Just in case, I added "post-up /usr/sbin/ethtool -s $IFACE wol g" to /etc/network/interfaces (as shown here: ewtopic.php?f=5&t=42049&p=244736&hilit=wakeonlan#p244736). Also added same thing for post-down.

In /etc/init.d/halt, I changed NETDOWN to no (also from previous guide) to keep my eth card from being shut down.Also changed /etc/init.d/networking to exclude eth0 (as documented in Added "pre-down false" to /etc/network/interfaces.. trepid+wol), to keep eth0 from being shut off.Anyway, I'm guessing that either there's another script somewhere shutting off eth0 or I'm completely wrong in assuming that's the problem. I've been googling this problem for a couple weeks now and I'm totally out of ideas.

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Debian Configuration :: Build A Package - Debian / Rules Error?

Apr 2, 2011

I recently tossed Ubuntu for Debian Unstable for my personal machines and I'm having trouble building Emerald into a package. I've already configured and installed the package (using the usual ./configure, make, make install) but I wanted to make a deb for future use (for myself and for others). However every time I try to run dpkg-build I get the following error message.

dh_install -pemerald --sourcedir=debian/tmp
dh_install: emerald missing files (usr/bin/*), aborting
make: *** [binary-install/emerald] Error 2
dpkg-buildpackage: error: debian/rules binary gave error exit status 2

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Ubuntu :: Gdm Interfering With Nvidia-settings Additional Screens?

Nov 2, 2010

after many a tear I just by sheer chance found out that, when logging in to my gnome-session (or any session really) from kdm I can do something that has eluded me for quite a while now: change screen-configuration between 1 screen and 2 screens as I please without having to log out, shutdown x, copy xorg.conf I need, restart x, log back in.

So question is: what could it possibly be, that makes GDM break a feature like this for the nvidia-settings dialog? Can anyone confirm this? *wants that error and shoot it in the face... er... code!* I still don't feel like reinstalling the whole thing, just to find out if this is due to this system being... well... OLD. Also call me a bit oldschool, but reinstalling is just lame.

*edit* me dumbass:
NVIDIA-Linux-x86-260.19.12.run
2.6.35-23-generic-pae
maverick

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Debian Configuration :: Service Settings Safe To Turn Off?

May 12, 2010

My system goes through slow periods where it just crawls and others where it's fine, but I'm wondering which service settings are OK to just shut off to give me a bit more oomph when I boot up.The others I'm pretty OK with like spam assassin, dictionary server and so on, but some of the others i wonder if they only serve to slow things down..Also..I live in a very dusty environment and I KNOW the fans and other parts get caked with dust and it wouldn't surprise me if the dust got so bad it just stops the fans completely so once in a while I use my air compressor to blow the crud out and I usually get covered myself, but how safe is using the compressor? It's not the type that typically fills up with condensed water droplets so that isn't a super critical issue..It's a small 1 hp deal, elect drive and so on.. Safe enough? It's all I have and/or can afford..

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Debian Configuration :: VirtualBox Doesn't See Any Network Settings?

Jun 3, 2010

I need to set up a little virtual network with Debian Lenny guests (the host is Debian Squeeze, but I don't think it matters). I installed Lenny in a VM and it works fine. Then I cloned the hard drive, garion@Laptop:~$ VBoxManage clonevdi Linux 1.vdi Linux 2.vdi created a new VM with exactly the same settings as the first one and booted the new disc. The problem is that there's no eth0 in the new VM, but it is in the original one. Also if I "unplug" the cable, dmesg won't notice anything. In the original VM it works fine. They both have the same virtual network card: PCnet-FAST III (Am79C973). I've also tried NAT as well as internal network settings.

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Debian Configuration :: Is There A Default 'location' For Network Settings?

Apr 13, 2010

if you try to browse the web from the machine, or log in through a nomachine (nxclient/nxserver) session, it claims there is no internet conenction. You have to run System|Administration|Network and select the stored "Location" for our wired connection. There does not seem to be an option to make this (one and only) "Location" the default. If the machine is up and incoming connections are possible (samba & apache), surely outgoing connections should be working without extra fiddling?

The issue with nxserver (nomachine) becoming unavailable on a re-booted unattended machine (unless someone logs in AT THE MACHINE and runs System|Administration|Network) is causing problems for remote access.

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Debian Configuration :: Understanding Super Hybrid Engine Settings?

Sep 15, 2010

I've got an Atom-based EeePC1000 with 2.6.34-0.slh.11-sidux-686.The DebianEeePC wiki ( as the following information.As of kernel 2.6.30, the "Super Hybrid Engine" is supported: /sys/devices/platform/eeepc/cpufv contains a value which is 256× the number of available settings plus the current setting; you write a number n (0 ≤ n < number of available settings) to it to alter the setting.

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Debian :: Installing The Mint-meta-debian Package From The Repo?

Apr 14, 2011

Is there stability advantages to installing the mint-meta-debian package from the repo below??? I have read that LMDE is safer than running Testing because there is less chance for breakage with LMDE. Less risky overall. Is that true?

# Linux Mint Debian Edition (I get Firefox from here)
# get the mint-keyring from the repo
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import

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Ubuntu :: Skype Settings - All Set To Pulseaudio Server

Apr 30, 2010

I've got Karmic installed on a MacBook, and I'm trying to get Skype up and running. I've already patched the iSight firmware, so the the webcam itself works fine, but I have no microphone support. If I go to Sound Recorder, the microphone picks up my voice fine, but not Skype. In the Skype audio settings, all are set to Pulseaudio server (local), and that is the only selection available.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: How To Configure Pulseaudio Settings

May 10, 2011

I have just upgraded to 11.04 and the sound on my skype isn't working...configure my pulseaudio settings.whenever i try opening pulseaudio volume control, it says "Connection failed: Connection refused"

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Debian Configuration :: Unable To Find Any Suggestions On Settings To Change In Bittorrent Client

Jan 9, 2011

I am currently using Debian Lenny and am having problems with my pptp vpn client. I can use the following software for as long as I like without my pptp vpn connection dropping out:
(1) iceweasel
(2) icedove
(3) gtk-gnutella

If a use a bittorrent client, however, my pptp vpn connection drops out within a few minutes. I have tried these bittorrent clients: transmission, deluge, tixati. Enabling or disabling the firewall makes no difference.I have searched pptpclient.sourceforge.net and Debian User Forums but have not been able to find any suggestions on settings to change in a bittorrent client.

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Debian Configuration :: Sarg Package In Squeeze?

Feb 9, 2011

I just setup a new squeeze debian 6 server, it will work as proxy server with squid. But I have an issue when i want to install sarg (sarg-report), i cannot find the package thru aptitude/apt-get, however it was present in lenny distribution. Is it a miss in squeeze, is it discontinued or should I add a specific entry in /etc/apt/sources.list? (currently squeeze main, squeeze/updates main)

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Debian Configuration :: How To Remove Package From List

Oct 17, 2010

I have tried install libsub-install-perl and libparams-util-perl but get Error. Now I want remove it from the list when I tried apt-get upgrade. Where I can remove from this entries?

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Debian Configuration :: Install A Package From Sid On Lenny?

May 11, 2010

however I am not looking to dist-upgrade, I merely want one package from Sid on my Lenny server. Namely, mantis (version 1.1.8 is in sid, 1.1.6 in main/stable)

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Debian Configuration :: Noip2 Package Not Found?

Mar 1, 2011

After the successful installation of debian squeeze 32 bits from the first dvd, I proceeded to try to install the package noip2, but my surprise was not in the repositories that I have, but when used lenny if I had it.Below show my repositories:[URL]I dont know if i need another repository or i am missing one

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Debian :: APT Always Installing The Same Package?

Feb 23, 2010

I'm experiencing a strange behavior from apt on my Debian 4 etch installation.

Sometime ago I installed XMailServer on it, and so far so good, it is working quite fine and no issue at all here. However since this installation apt got crazy and now each time I install something else it goes and installs xmail again. This creates the issue that everytime I add or remove a package xmail gets unconfigured and I've to delete spool and recreate the domains.

Sort of:

apt-get install somePackage ....regular messages if something else is needed to be downloaded... then installs xmailserver again for no reason at all giving a whole load of "file already exists" errors while rewrite xmail's config.

Already tried apt-get clean, apt-get autoclean, purge/remove -> reinstall sequence, delete the .deb package from apt's cache. But still no luck, apt insists into reinstall it everytime I want to install anything else.

Any place I can edit to make apt stop doing this?

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Debian :: How To Get RPM For Installing Package

Oct 5, 2010

I am new to Linux. I need to install a package libstdc++.so.5. I think I would require RPM first in order to get this package installed.

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Debian Configuration :: How To Restore My Debian's Grub After Installing Windows 7

Sep 5, 2010

I have installed Windows 7 on my laptop . Now, it directly boot from Windows 7 . I think the MBR overwrote my grub . I have found two methods by google , but still does work .
1: boot from debian install CD, Alt +F2 switch to the console. "grub " "root (hd0,0)" "setup (hd0,0)".
2:boot from CD, mount /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 /mnt ; chroot /mnt ; grub-install /dev/sda.

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Debian Configuration :: Synaptic Package Manager Repositories ?

Aug 2, 2010

I'm rather new to Linux...especially Debian. I've been running Kubuntu for about 1 month now and I wanted to try out Debian as well. So I installed it on a laptop (Downloaded the 6 DVDs). Now, how do I add some repositories to Synaptic so I can update my software? Also, is there a list of repositories? So far, every time I want to install something I need to insert one of the DVDs.

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Debian Configuration :: Unable To Locate Package Pop3d ?

May 17, 2011

I have some problems to start my dovecot server on Debian 6.0.1 I tried to install it from webmin using "un-used modules" but it was allways the same error: "E: Unable to locate package dovecot-pop3d".

When I tried to install it from console using the commands: apt-get install dovecot-imapd dovecot-pop3d dovecot-common - and there are no problems with dovecot-imapd and dovecot-common, but still the same error with dovecot-pop3d: "E: Unable to locate package dovecot-pop3d".

I did apt-get update ant apt-get upgrade but I'm receiving still the same error when I want to install pop3d.

It's interesting because there were no problems to install and run dovecot server on earlier versions of debian.

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Debian Configuration :: Removing Libcups2 Tries To Uninstall Every Other Package?

Apr 26, 2011

In an attempt to minimize my system when I mark for removal libcups2 using synaptic it asks to install 7 not authenticated packages, however if I choose mark for complete removal it asks to install the same 7 packages and remove every single installed package from epiphany to gimp to zenmap. Any ideas as to whats going on with that?

Squeeze 6.0.1
kernel 2.6.32-5-amd64
intel core i5

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Debian Configuration :: Unable To Upgrade Software Package

May 26, 2010

I am trying to upgrade a Debian 4 server to v5 with the instructions from document.However, I am having trouble with getting an installed package upgraded to the latest version for the current release (see error below). And I am afraid to upgrade the distribution if I can't get this package to upgrade. One thing I did notice in the error was, "Aborting downgrade from (at least) 5.1 to 5.0". The dpkg --get-selections command showed that both MySQL 5.0 and 5.1 were installed (I don't know how or why, as I was not the one to setup this server), but 5.0 was the one running. So I've since uninstalled v5.1 but that error still shows up when I try to do an apt-install upgrade. I don't know that this is what is causing the package upgrade to fail but I thought it worth mentioning.

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Debian Configuration :: Replacing Packages With Custom Package

Jul 2, 2011

I want to build my own binary package that replaces several from the repositories.But then whenever I install something that depends on libffado2, aptitude wants to uninstall mypkg and install libffado2. Why doesn't Provides work here?

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Aug 7, 2011

I have this package dependency question for a while. I have brand new Squeeze system. I selected desktop during installation. Gnome is default system but I turned off gdm3 and uses fluxbox as window manager. I understand if two packages are tied together funtionally so that removal of either package terminates one feature. Above cases, many small packages only depends on the core packages. The core packages work fine without games, other programs.

There are so many programs that I want to remove in the system. For examples, ekiga is a VoIP program that I never use it. When I tried to remove it using apt-get or aptitude, it suggests entire gnome packages will be removed also, which is illogical. The only solution I found is I need to manually remove the package files. I haven't tried it yet.

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Debian Configuration :: Apt / Aptitude - Encountered Section With No Package

Apr 18, 2011

I changed to testing repository in my Debian 6.0 and I used command "apt-get update". Now, everytime I want to do something with apt-get or aptitude, I receive this:

With apt-get:
Reading package lists... Error!
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.cz.debian.org_debian_dists_squeeze_main_i18n_Translation-cs
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

or with aptitude:
[ ERR] Reading package lists
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.cz.debian.org_debian_dists_squeeze_main_i18n_Translation-cs
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
E: Couldn't rebuild package cache
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.cz.debian.org_debian_dists_squeeze_main_i18n_Translation-cs
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.....

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Debian Configuration :: Dbus Package Is Corrupted Or Not Complete?

May 12, 2010

I had my laptop turned on. The battery turned out low and my pc shut down (not in the correct way obviously)! Plus: I was running apt-get upgrade but it should have done before shutting down. Now, I restarted my pc and under nm-applet I see: "wireless network: device not ready" and at login I get the message: "Network configurations failed. org.freedesktop.dbus.error.spawn.PermissionsInvalid: the permission of the setuid helper is not correct" and that I could not be able to connect via bluetooth (but actuallyu I can't use wireless!)! What to do guys? I use debian squeeze. I read from someone using kubuntu that he solved the problem reinstalling all the packages with "dbus" in their name. But I don't know if my ethernet will work yet!

Update: if I run dpkg-reconfigure dbus, it tells me that dbus package is corrupted or not complete: could be the issue?

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Debian Configuration :: Compile Sendmail From Source Package

Feb 25, 2010

why it is that when I download the sendmail debian source package for etch and build it using dpkg-buildpackage -b -nc I get a 645543 byte sendmail executable whereas when I download the sendmail binary that is 703292 bytes.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Prevent Applications From Resetting PulseAudio Settings?

Aug 26, 2010

Ubuntu Lucid, Asus T101MT tablet netbook.

Background Info: Normally the microphone doesn't work with some applications such as Empathy or the new Google Talk plugin for Linux. The workaround I'm using (and I don't know why this works) is to unlock the left and right channels in Pavucontrol and set one channel to zero, and to boost volume I set the other to max.

Issue: The Google Talk plugin is resetting the channels to be locked together. This is pretty frustrating because now they have free calling and I have no cell reception in my dorm room.

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Aug 13, 2011

VirtualBox is awesome tool for experiment and learning Linux.On the Linux guest OS, I installed standard system without Xorg.i expected it remove all the packages that come along with gnome-terminal previously.Only gnome-terminal was removed, 750kB free space. Now the system have 149MB packages as waste data IMHO.It doesn't look right to me.

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Jun 17, 2011

I want to remove a keyring package I installed from a repository that I no longer want to use. However, I cannot remove it:

# apt-get remove -y --force-yes debian-xray-keyring
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done

The following packages will be removed:
debian-xray-keyring
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 130 not upgraded.
After this operation, 49.2 kB disk space will be freed.
(Reading database ... 181076 files and directories currently installed.)

Removing debian-xray-keyring ...
gpg: key "AB8F901D" not found: eof
gpg: AB8F901D: delete key failed: eof
dpkg: error processing debian-xray-keyring (--remove):
subprocess installed pre-removal script returned error exit status 2
configured to not write apport reports
Errors were encountered while processing:
debian-xray-keyring
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

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