Debian :: Debconf (dpkg - Reconfigure) On Fresh Jessie Install

Aug 15, 2015

I have a fresh install of Jessie, and am having issues with debconf.

I have been trying to change to mdm from the default lightdm display manager. I have downloaded and installed mdm (apt-get install mdm) but when I run dpkg-reconfigure mdm nothing happens. As I understand it, I should get a menu that lets me choose which display manager to use.

I also installed lirc so I could get my IR remote working again, but when I run dpkg-reconfigure lirc nothing happens. I am supposed to get a menu with various options to choose from.

I have tried dpkg-reconfigure debconf and this gives me the menu with different options to choose, like it should when trying dpkg-reconfigure lirc or dpkg-reconfigure mdm. I tried using dpkg-reconfigure debconf to choose different settings, such as gnome, or editor, but they don't work either.

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Dec 8, 2015

I installed Jessie day before yesterday on a freshly formatted partition. After a random time, it hangs. If I am playing music at the time, the music continues for a few more seconds _after_ the mouse and keyboard become unresponsive, if that is useful.

Sine I did not understand how to pick the desktop during the installation, I installed Gnome. Afterwards, I installed KDE. Now I have a lot of Gnome stuff around I don't really need. But they are in principle compatible, right?

This morning, the hang was almost immediate after logging on. Only Iceweasl and Amarok and a Konsole were running. I attempted to start Icedove, when everything hung.

Here is the relevant part of the syslog.

Dec 8 07:41:38 jon-desktop rsyslogd:
[origin software="rsyslogd" swVersion="8.4.2" x-pid="775" x-info=""]
rsyslogd was HUPed

[Code] .....

My clock said 07:41 at the time of the hang.

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Sep 17, 2014

I recently have started playing with various distros (Mostly just Zorin and Debian) and have been trying to find a GUI I can actually comfortably use without wanting to punch my screen. This lead me to cinnamon which looks like something I could actually use.

I performed a fresh installation of Debian Jessie without the desktop environment and print server (System Utilities or whatever that option is called was left checked) and after the system installed and booted I proceeded to login as the root and install cinnamon. Unfortunately afterwards my system would be nothing but a black screen with a box saying that cinnamon had crashed and was running in fallback mode.

However if I let a fresh installation install the default GUI of xfce and then perform the cinnamon installation, cinnamon will install and run. My question is why doesn't a clean install with cinnamon work but installing cinnamon after another gui does? I don't get any apparent error messages beyond cinnamon crashing and I'm still fairly new to Linux.

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Mar 5, 2016

I am having a problem with my new Toshiba Satellite Laptop... I had installed debian for some time but last week suddenly stopped working.

- the computer stopped working at all... nor bios access.
- I did a new bootable installation in USB drive and downloaded the latest debian iso from official website and created the bootable device via dd as usual.
- I installed the new debian but after I removed the usb drive in order to boot into my new system. I was taken to a screen saying "Start PXE over IPv6 -- Start PXE over IPv4 ..." I followed several links looking for a fix, and all of them lead me to disable network boot option in BIOS setup...
- I disabled but after that it appears a new message "No Bootable device -- Press restart system" and nothing happens from there.
- I have found info in Internet regarding this issue, but all I find is "windows related"
- Someone recommended me this: "The BIOS can no longer recognize the hard drive as a bootable device. This could be for a number of reasons. Your best bet, if it is still under warranty, is going to be to bring it back to where you purchased it"
- But instead, what I did was to create a new bootable device, this time containing XUBUNTU and installed it to the machine, I had the good news that the installation proceed without any problem, so I could figured out that my machine it is still alive...
- Back to my issue and hoping that something unexpected happened that fixed the machine, I got back and did a new Debian bootable device, also hoping that the latest was corrupted or something, but after reboot to my new system... the problem persisted again.
- I chose to have 1 partition in full disk.

Now I don't know what else to do... I don't like ubuntu, I have used debian for some years and I want to keep using it and I would not like to be forced to move to ubuntu or xubuntu for this.

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May 4, 2015

I recently finished a mini-itx machine and everything was working great with a fresh Jessie install. I put in a PCIe wifi card and now the computer won't boot. The power LED is on, the PSU fan is spinning, but I get no display output at all and I don't know how far into the boot process the thing even got. I removed the card and the machine boots fine again.

I only have one PCIe slot so it is my only option, I don't have another PCIe card to try, nor do I have another machine to test the wifi card in. The card is brand new, for what it's worth.

WiFi card: [URL] ....
motherboard: [URL] .....

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Everywhere I've looked it says to run

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Supposedly, this is supposed to open a window where I can change settings. However it does nothing and just returns me to the prompt.

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Jun 15, 2011

I recentled upgraded all the packages on my server and now I have an issue where I can't get any thing to install or uninstall do to errors, This is what I get:

praetorian@praetorian:~$ ps ax | grep dpkg
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I'm trying to install zabbix-proxy with dpkg -i and not to use dbconfig-common, is a remote installation, I tried using expect to ansewer no to the first dbconfig dialog, the one that asks if you want to configure everything with dbconfig or not.

This is the bash code

export DEBIAN_FRONTEND=teletype (or export DEBIAN_FRONTEND=readline)
/usr/bin/expect - << ENDMARK
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but is not working, same thing if I try with dpkg-reconfigure mysql-server-5.1 and send "new_password"

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how I can do a total net install, including the base, from an USB 3G modem? Actually, I'm very surprised that current Linux distros don't seem to include support, for this growing market share type of internet connection.

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I was triyng to install Debian on a AMD K6-2. I use debootstrap, and installed Lenny, with a kernel linux-image-2.6.26-2-486.

After that apt-get update and apt-get upgrade and I get:

The following packages will be upgraded:

Since release 150, udev requires that support for the CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED feature is disabled in the running kernel.

Please upgrade your kernel before or while upgrading udev.

AT YOUR OWN RISK, you can force the installation of this version of udev WHICH DOES NOT WORK WITH YOUR RUNNING KERNEL AND WILL BREAK YOUR SYSTEM AT THE NEXT REBOOT by creating the /etc/udev/kernel-upgrade file. There is always a safer way to upgrade, do not try this unless you 0understand what you are doing!

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Jul 20, 2010

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May 25, 2015

I recently upgraded from wheezy to jessie and everything went as planned with dist-upgrade. However I just noticed that I can't play any video file. I thought about upgrading vlc, as it was already installed but it had dependency problems. So I tried to remove it

Code: Select allsudo apt-get remove --purge vlc

Then If I try to install vlc I receive this message:

Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming.

The following information may resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:

vlc : Depends: vlc-nox (= 2.2.0~rc2-2) but 2.0.3-5+deb7u2+b1 is to be installed
Depends: libvlccore8 (>= 2.2.0~pre1) but it is not going to be installed
Recommends: vlc-plugin-notify (= 2.2.0~rc2-2) but it is not going to be installed
Recommends: vlc-plugin-samba (= 2.2.0~rc2-2) but it is not going to be installed
Breaks: vlc-nox (< 2.2.0~pre2-2~) but 2.0.3-5+deb7u2+b1 is to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Now, I thought about removing vlc-data but I received this message saying that 253 packages will be removed (624Mb worth of applications). Am I uninstalling my entire system with this?

This is my sources.list

deb stable main contrib non-free
deb-src stable main contrib non-free
deb jessie-updates main contrib non-free
deb-src jessie-updates main contrib non-free
deb jessie/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src jessie/updates main contrib non-free

I'm running
3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt9-3~deb8u1 (2015-04-24) x86_64 GNU/Linux

Running aptitude offers to remove this 260+ packages, so I'm not happy with that.

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Jul 3, 2015

m trying to install xrdp on Debian 8, I have attempted it with the following commands run under root:

Code: Select allapt-get update
apt-get upgrade
apt-get install xrdp

Everything installed fine, with no errors

Code: Select allroot@tom-deb:/home/user# apt-get install xrdp
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done

[Code] ....

Now from windows using Remote Desktop connection, an attempt was made to connect remotely, I can see xrdp working just fine, but when I am logging into xrdp-sesmanx11 with the username and password, it exits out suddenly, are there other packages that need to be installed?

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May 31, 2015

I am new using linux and don't have too much experience in terminal, however I am curious and work hard. I have an imac G5 powerpc with 2g processor, 768 mb ram and 232.7g hard disk. I recentrly installed debian 8.0.0 (jessie) with xfce environement. I have three other computers (two with xununtu runing and one with windows) using dropbox to sync all my work in differents places, so I use dropbox to get all synchronized. I don't want to change all the pc's to other cloud service, I would like to install dropbox in this machine.

I installed libnet-dropbox-api-perl, pear-channels and pho-dropbox packages from the synptic package manager with the hope to use dropbox...but I dind't even find something colled dropbox in the pc.

My question is: is it possible to install and use dropbox in this powerpc machine ? if yes, is there a tuto (for dumps) to get it ?

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Jun 24, 2015

I am a experienced Windows person and my roots go back to DOS and the first version of windows. I am pretty good with computers but have little to no experience with Linux or Unix. About 30years ago I managed to make a painful transition from DOS and xTree Gold to Windows 3.1. Now I am leaving Windows behind forever...

I have installed Debian Jessie from a DVD that was made with the debian-8.1.0-i386-DVD-1.iso.

I have it installed and running with the Gnome desktop and now want to use the KDE desktop. As I understand it I have the files for the KDE desktop in my install and I see some KDE files the in the Packages app. But I don't know what I have, where it is, or how to use it.

I just cannot figure oout how to get the KDE desktop installed and running. If it is practical I would like to keep Gnome for now, switch to KDE as the defaultdesktop.

I have spend some hours googling and searching this forum and cannot seem to find anyting on switching or changing desktops from and with the Jessie install.

And if it can be done from Gnome that would be easiest for me because I am not much of a command line person yet and don't have a manual for doing that yet. But can use a terminal and enter commands if they are stated.

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May 31, 2015

I'm trying to install KDEConnect on my 64 bit Debian system. It's failing because of dependencies.

Tried installing the first dependency, sshfs. It said it cannot find the 64 bit package. So, I tried the 32 bit. That one depends on fuse. Tried to install fuse 32 bit. hat depends on sed. Tried installing 32 bit sed, but the package manager said it's risky to replace 64 bit sed with the 32 bit variant.

I stopped here thinking that I'm risking some stability and the road to the finish line is not visible till the end, meaning I might lose hours trying to do something that fails at the last step. This happened to me few times in the past (with other software) and I really don't want to repeat the incident. I need a stable system and I need my time.

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Aug 27, 2015

I'd like to have acestreamplaer installed in jessie, but I am not able to do it....

I tried with
Acestream repos:
deb saucy main

But I cant install it, I got this

acestream-player-data : Depende: libavcodec53 (>= 4:0.7-1) pero no es instalable o
libavcodec-extra-53 (>= 4:0.7-1) pero no es instalable
Depende: libavformat53 (>= 4:0.7-1) pero no es instalable o
libavformat-extra-53 (>= 4:0.7-1)
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libavutil-extra-51 (>= 4:0.7-1)
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libupnp3 pero no es instalable
Depende: libx264-120 pero no es instalable

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Apr 22, 2011

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I checked & I have ffmpeg , w64codecs and libdvdcss2 which was what I thought I needed.

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I have been building a debian jessie system reasonably successfully but have come unstuck with libpam-mount. On a previous Ubuntu saucy system I simply installed it, created the appropriate pam_mount.conf.xml file and mounts would happen when users logged on and dismount on logoff. With jessie I can see that there is a libpam-mount package in main but when I try apt-get install it fails. If this package has been obsoleted (as one of the messages indicates might be the issue) what is the jessie way of handling this?

Here is my sources.list
Code: Select alldeb jessie main non-free contrib
deb-src jessie main non-free contrib


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