Downloaded and copied to a usb pen drive the latest debian testing snapshot netinstall iso: wget url
then dd if=debian-testing-amd64-netinst.iso of=/dev/sdb
Everything went fine, even the install part.After the 1st boot, problems started. I've never seen so much errors after a first install and probably they are all reported.
1. ata_id: HDIO_GET_IDENTITY failed for '/dev/sdb' 2. mkdir: cannot create directory `/run/udev/rules.d/': Read-only file system 3. startpar: service(s) returned failure: udev ... failed! 4. INIT: Id "co" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes 5. eth0 doesn't automatically start; one has to start it via ifup eth0 After that, installed a minimal xserver-xorg-core, xserver-xorg-video-radeon and kde-plasma-desktop. I'm unable to use the newly DE environment, the screen just freezes, I'm guessing because of the udev error.
I have to restart via Magic SysRQ key: Alt+PrtScr+S > Alt+PrtScr+U > Alt+PrtScr+B
I've been deploying a lot of Debian based OSs for the desktops. I recommend the users to upgrade after every 2 months; however as we all know upgrades have their own flaws and issues, many times an upgrade does cause a lot of problems.
I'm deploying the testing branch of Debian, reason being hardware compatibility issues with older kernel and drivers. My main concern is security, I don't want the users to have big security venerabilities over time which's a consequence of not upgrading, but upgrading too may break the system (partially maybe...).
I know there's an option to only do security upgrades, but this will require a repository refresh... the consequence of not upgrading after a repository update is that if you install software using software center.. or even using aptitude or apt, it's bound to give a lot of dependency issues which users wont like.
This's the second question -- installing new packages with an updated repository and an older system gives issues.
Back when I was using Sarge, my machine could shut itself off when I halted it. However, I think due to some alleged security issues with my hardware, newer versions of Debian don't allow this. So, I have to manually shut it off after halting the computer. My computer is a Dell Optiplex GX1 PIII450 with 386 MB RAM.
Also, it has a 6MB mach64 video card (01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage Pro AGP 1X/2X (rev 5c)), that, back in the Sarge days, I could enable direct rendering with mach64-20060403-linux.i386 DRI. This no longer works given the changes in Debian. So, no planetpenguin-racer for me any longer.
Besides buying new hardware, is there a way to fix either (or both) of these issues? They both were fine in previous incarnations of Debian, but alas, are now casualties of the upgrades.
This n00b is having a weird situation during dist-upgrades that I've never seen before. It's puzzling my more-experienced pals in an irc channel, too.
Sometimes--not every time--while running a dist-upgrade outside of X on my Debian Testing machines, I get an informational text display (a comment box?) that always ends with the text "(END)". The display freezes there, and I am given no opportunity to respond and let the upgrade procedure continue.[URL]..
I've tried pressing escape, the space bar, enter, arrow-keys... nothing changes (I get system beeps with each keystroke). If I Cmd+C, I get a root prompt back, but any characters I type are not displayed as I type them. For example, I can type # "shutdown -r now", and the machine will shutdown --but the characters are not displayed as I type them.
If I immediately restart, go into a regular X session, and run synaptic, I get the same comment--but in a window with a "Close" button that I can click. The upgrade will then continue [URL].. This has happened on at least 3 different boxes, all running debian testing. Under gnome and xfce... Probably with 4 different packages in the last 3 weeks?
This morning it happened on a new debian testing install, and just now it happened -- with the identical package -- on an older debian testing install on a different box.[URl]..
i have fresh installed debian wheezy xfce4, and using slim to start it but i can't get reboot, shutdown and thunar can't open flash and others volumes. i using .xinitrc (exec ck-launch-session startxfce4)
Creating a separate /tmp partition manually during install prevents a clean shutdown.
Setup: Debian 8 minimal server configuration (SSH only) using net install as virtual machine on Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V (Gen 2). 1024 MB RAM, 20 GB VHDX, and 1 Processor, EFI boot Packages installed: openssh-server, sudo, unattended-upgrades, bsd-mailx postfix Application: IPv6 gateway using 6in4 tunnel
Symptoms: When shutting down the operating system (poweroff or reboot), the message
A start job is running for Unattended-Upgrades ( xx seconds / no limit ).is displayed on the console and will persist for several minutes before eventually timing out and shutting down.I've tried several different configurations. Any configuration that creates /tmp automatically (whole disk with single partition, or disk with separate /home, /var, and /tmp partitions) works fine and shuts down promptly. When I partition the disk manually (512 MB EFI Boot, 17 GB /, 3 GB /var, 512 MB /tmp, and 512+ swap) the problem occurs. I've narrowed it down to just the /tmp partition by testing and comparing various configurations (including/excluding partitions, placing partitions on a separate disk, changing the partition sizes, matching against automatic configurations, etc.).
I have also compared the /etc/fstab and /etc/default/tmpfs configuration file between working and non-working systems and cannot see any meaningful difference.
How does Debian preserve/merge config file information during software upgrades? My google searches left me a little unclear on this point. Also (if you happen to know) does Ubuntu use the same method?
But when Squeeze goes from 'testing' to 'stable' in December... does Wheezy get promoted from 'sid/unstable' to 'testing' at the same time?.
I started my life in Linux with and currently use Ubuntu, and it runs decent(barely). However, I just upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10, and because of strange little issues and increasing bloatware, I have been forced to strongly consider the "mother OS": Debian.
The reason for my original question is that I want to run whatever the current "testing version" is. And if Wheezy gets promoted at the same time Squeeze does, then I will just wait the 4 weeks instead of slogging through another install(I prefer fresh installations vs upgrading within). I know the test versions of Debian are a bit more active than stable, but I have used Ubuntu for over 2 years, so I have some experience dealing with Terminal commands, package management, gnome, etc...I am also currently VirtualBoxing a copy of Squeeze.
I got "stuck" with stable up to now and want to upgrade to Wheezy. But, although I've done this before, I'm having a dependency problem I wanted to ask about before breaking my system somehow. This is the /etc/apt/sources.list, ready for Wheezy:
So, I regularly use aptitude as my package manager. After updating the database with aptitude update, trying aptitude full-upgrade gives me a huge of conflicts.
But, if I use apt-get dist-upgrade, I get no conflicts. if I dist-upgrade with apt-get, will that affect my daily usage of aptitude (which I prefer)? I know APT is a single database and apt-get and aptitude are just different interfaces, but I guess differences might rise when marking packages as automatically or manually installed.
I dont want openjdk packages on my system, in Kubuntu I had a few troubles with them trying to make SqlDeveloper to work around. So this is what I see after a java -version:
Code: Select alledgardo@debian:~$ java -version java version "1.8.0_45" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_45-b14) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.45-b02, mixed mode) edgardo@debian:~$
I've been uninstalling openjdk from synaptic and with other few commands on the terminal so far and I think I probably broke it. I have no /usr/lib/jvm folder only /usr/lib/java/jdk1.8.0_45.But everytime I wish to start up Eclipse it shows the logo for a few seconds and that's it.... never gets opened. And in /usr/bin$ I only have this symbolic link....
I've had a weird issue recently with Java/Spring. Basically, it would work on all machines but my trusty Debian box. Macs for devs, Ubuntu for production and some devs have it too. This annoyed me, because of course Debian is the greatest and it must work there too! Also, Java is based on the whole write once run anywhere concept, I have never really had a problem with code behaving differently on different Java installs of the same version, even on completely different OSs it seems to behave itself very well. URL....
I moved up to Jessie and the problem goes away. I can only conclude that some library that is called by Java got upgraded, somehow influences the order in which Spring resolves its dependencies. Probably the fact that other devs build on Ubuntu and have got it working there, and the upgrade to Jessie brings my libs more in line with what Ubuntu will be running has done the trick.
I am trying to install octave 4 in my debian wheezy, and I am getting following error after I have executed ./configure
checking for sgemm_ in -lmkl... (cached) no checking for sgemm_ in -framework vecLib... no checking for sgemm_ in -lcxml... (cached) no checking for sgemm_ in -ldxml... (cached) no checking for sgemm_ in -lscs... (cached) no checking for sgemm_ in -lcomplib.sgimath... (cached) no checking for sgemm_ in -lblas... (cached) no checking for sgemm_ in -lblas... (cached) no
configure: error: A BLAS library was detected but found incompatible with your Fortran 77 compiler settings.
I have tried to find a solution about issues installing octave 4 from binaries. I can not use octave from the repository as it is old for my studies.
when gnome 2.32 might be ready for Wheezywhen gnome 2.32 might be ready for Wheezy. I'm in hopes that Wheezy will NOT have gnome3, and I'm somewhat confident of that, but I play in both Debian and Ubuntu and I'm thinking about trying to get the Ubuntu devs to port Debian's gnome version 2.32 into their Oneiric Ocelot via package 'gnome-desktop-environment'. (It's currently at 2.30).
Just re-installed Wheezy to ssd-drive and noticed that everything works much faster than before. For the older install I made some changes to /etc/fstab (I think) which I found from the web. I don't remember exactly what changes.
Question is: what's the situatation with Wheezys beta4-release and ssd-drive? Do I have to edit something at the moment, or does the installer notice ssd-drive and make everything needed?
My Squeeze version is extension three and I had it loaded on my Seagate 1 TB SATA drive. Extension three Squeeze is still on the SATA drive. I loaded Wheezy on my 80 GB Western Digital IDE setup up as a master with my Plextor IDE CD/DVD ROM setup as the slave drive.
Squeeze on my version was LXDE and Wheezy on my version is Gnome gdm3. My Squeeze was loaded with Lilo 22.8 and my Wheezy worked with the regular bootloader. I am just wondering if I use Disk Utility to delete the extension three of Squeeze if it will make both versions unusable.
This is Wheezy x86_64. I tried two different ways to install kernel 2.6.38 on my machine and both have failed. First thing I did was to follow this guide [URL]... el-26.html) and try to compile the latest stable from kernel.org. I don't know why, but it turns into kernel panic when I try to run it. Second thing I did was to install the liquorix 2.6.38, and that also fails, seeming to boot but hanging a second short from the login. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Is there a special way to install kernels in Debian? This is the first time I tried compiling a kernel, so it's quite likely that the problem is sitting 6 inches from the computer screen. Also, how would I remove those kernels since they're obviously not working? I know I could remove them from the grub menu but I'm not sure how to completely delete them.
I will preface this post by stating I am a beginner in Linux in general. I am trying to add a 4TB hard drive to my LVM set up. I started by partitioning the disk using fdisk. After that I went to add the disk as a physical volume. When I ran pvdisplay I noticed that the disk was only showing as 2 TB.
After some research it appears that anything over 2 TB isn't supported by fdisk. Instead I need to use "parted" or "gdisk" . So I used the following command "sudo gdisk /dev/sda" and recieved this,
Partition table scan: MBR: MBR only BSD: not present APM: not present GPT: not present
Found invalid GPT and valid MBR; converting MBR to GPT format. THIS OPERATION IS POTENTIALLY DESTRUCTIVE! Exit by typing 'q' if you don't want to convert your MBR partitions to GPT format!
I was about to pull the trigger and enter "w" when I saw the message "THIS WILL OVERWRITE EXISTING PARTITIONS" which scared me away.
So does this message only refer to the previous partition I had created on /dev/sda? Or is it all partitions?
I upgraded my Wheezy 7.8 to make sure all packages were installed Before taking the next step to upgrade to Jessie.I upgraded to Jessie and it seemed to run OK....but after reboot I had no network Connection..I checked ifconfig and the wrong network card mac address is being assigned to the wrong card....?I have a clonezilla server on my server, so this was my network interfaces before and after upgrade
Code: Select all# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system # and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5). # The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback
I even checked nano /etc/resolv.conf and sure enough my gateway was the same for my Internet eth0.When I ran ifconfig I could see that the eth0 mac address was set as eth1..I tried to reset my drbl for clonezilla but that only sees the vmware Connection and not my actural cards.. have taken alook at /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules and the assignment is right but not ifconfig?
I'm using Windows 7 & Debian Wheezy,and samba is the software that I use to share the folders/files for Linux & Windows.
The issue is one of my users(nv) cannot login to her folder in Linux using his windows credentials(the password keep prompt).But If I'm using my windows password she can access to her linux folder.But it is a temporary solution as when she restart the pc,the password authentication will prompt again.
This is my smb.conf file: ============================================================================================== # # Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian GNU/Linux. # # # This is the main Samba configuration file. You should read the # smb.conf(5) manual page in order to understand the options listed # here. Samba has a huge number of configurable options most of which # are not shown in this example
How to compile mpv on wheezy? if requires nowadays "harfbuzz" and says
configure: error: Either DirectWrite (on Windows), CoreText (on OSX), or Fontconfig(Linux, other) is required. If you really want to compile without a system font provider, add --disable-require-system-font-provider
but if if i do
is still get same error. i really need mpv on wheezy because jessie is too new for system. it used to work some months ago.
I'm trying to compile the 2.6.38 kernel (from the Wheezy sources) on my Squeeze laptop and get the following error: "dpkg-buildpackage: error: debian/rules build gave error exit status 2" After doing apt-get build-dep linux-image-2.6.38-2-amd64 and apt-get source linux-image-2.6.38-2-amd64 I did dpkg-buildpackeg and here is what happened:
I know from a myriad of posts on these forums that Ubuntu is more bleeding edge than Debian Testing. Since, Debian'w own kernel is misbehaving rejecting my video chip (i915), I am tempted to install Ubuntu's kernel in Wheeze.
So, the golden question is: Is it logical and feasible to install Ubuntu's kernel in Wheezy? Wheezy's kernel is 2.6.38.
Wheezy gets daily small updates.General things go smoothly - get the notification and install, job done.By occasionally it stalls - it says do partial or full updates and just sits there. For last week this persistent problem.Only way around is boot up and do manual update before notification kicks.As I type the update manager is sitting there doing nothing. Another reboot needed.