General :: Debian Based - Arch Based - What Is The Practical Difference?

Jun 7, 2010

I notice that on DistroWatch, the descriptions include "debian based", "arch based", etc. For the newbie, is there any practical difference between the different bases, or is it a Coke vs Pepsi type question?

Is a distro based on Debian say, easier for a newbie to learn or work with than say one that is FreeBSD based?

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General :: LAN Gaming Distro Based On Arch?

Jan 13, 2011

i'm looking for people that play LAN games under linux that would also be interested in producing an easy to use gaming distro that pre-scripts the installation of many popular wine-compatible windows games (plus those games that are cross-platform) all with the click of the mouse, my thoughts are


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General :: Distro Should Use, Rpm Based Or Debian Based?

Feb 2, 2011

what distro should i use, rpm based or debian based?

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General :: Difference Between I386 And I686 Architecture Based Machine?

Jan 9, 2011

what exact difference between i386 and i686 architecture based machine. Both suppose to be using 32 bit OS ?

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General :: Frame Based Vs Dialog Based

Apr 5, 2010

When you use an IDE and it asks you if you want frame based or dialog based, what is the difference?

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Software :: Benefit To Rewrite OSS-based Code To ALSA-based?

Aug 12, 2010

I've got some source code that loads and plays WAV files through the OSS drivers (and USB audio). The code works even under 2.6.34. Is there any benefit to rewriting the code using the ALSA system?

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Ubuntu :: Kill Window Based On Based On Title Instead Of PID?

Apr 24, 2010

I am working on a set up, and I like to be able to toggle compiz on and off, or toggle dualscreen on and off. The thing is, I also have conky on my desktop as well as a terminal window embedded in my desktop (that requires compiz). So, when I turn comiz off, or resize my desktop, I want to be able to reposition conky/embedded-terminal and the terminals position is relative to my conky position and the size of my virtual desktop.

I can do this all fine, except that to reposition the terminal I need to kill it then reopen it. But if I kill gnome-terminal it kills ALL gnome-terminals instead of just my embedded one. How can I specifically close my embedded one and leave any others untouched? Lets say that the title of my embedded terminal is "trans777"Also, the trans777 titled gnome-terminal will be killed when compiz is not running.

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General :: Difference Between Ip Based Server And Namebase Server?

Jun 9, 2010

What is difference between Ip based server and Namebase Server in (Linux)?

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Slackware :: 64 Bit Kernel Builds A BzImage In Both Arch/x86 And Arch/x86_64 - Difference Between The Two?

May 7, 2011

Can anyone explain why a 64 bit kernel builds a bzImage in both arch/x86 and arch/x86_64- is there a difference between the two?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Text Based Splash Screen - Show Text Based Startup On Booting OS?

Aug 11, 2011

I have a question regarding to the Graphical Splash Screen. Is their a way to show the text based startup on booting your OS? So. I don't the OpenSuse Background with the loading line. But i want the half transparent black background if possible or just the black background with all the loading texts. The black and white screen.

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General :: How To Make A Debian Based Distro

Aug 2, 2011

Ubuntu, Knoppix, etc are based on Debian.
What does that mean. How I can make my own distro based on debian.

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General :: Backup A Debian Based System?

Oct 8, 2009

Issue: I want to backup my system and be able to restore if/when my system crashes.

Setup: Thinkpad T61 running Sidux KDE3.

I want to back up the system files more than personal data. What I have found is that when I apt-get dist-upgrade the upgrade performs without error, but when I restart and login I get a black screen with a mouse. From the 'black screen' I can open yakuake with F12 and then launch applications and such from the command line. The point of this more troubleshooting right now. Later is so I won't need to do a complete reinstall.

What backup prog have you used that will backup the complete system and is easy to restore?

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General :: Sandbox For Debian Based Distros ?

Jul 16, 2011

I have been using Sandboxing for Windows Operating System and wanted to know if there is a sandbox for debian based distros ? I have tried sanbox mentioned in Debian wiki. Are there any other sandboxes ?

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General :: KDE Distro Based On Debian That Is As Good As OpenSUSE ?

May 10, 2010

All my friends say, OpenSuse is the best distro. I have tried it, but I just can't make it work for me. I have a lot of problems touchpad not working properly, wireless, it crashes. It looks good, but I need a distro which will work on my dell Vostro 1700. I have found Ubuntu (gnome) best for my laptop, but I would like to try (KDE) something more polished like OpenSuse. A distro which works like a charm.

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General :: Lightweight Distro Based On Debian - Ubuntu

Aug 7, 2010

I have an old Dell cpt500 laptop with a 4 gig hard drive, I am looking to install a lightweight distro based on Debian/Ubuntu.

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General :: Ugly Fonts Of KDE Library Based Application In Debian

Jan 1, 2010

I am using Debian Lenny with LXDE. For some reason, I would like to use some software which is developed under KDE, such as Kile. But the fonts are not so good (screenshot here).

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General :: How To Build Distribution Based On Ubuntu / Debian / Mint Easily

Aug 26, 2011

Is there a tool or tutorial to build a distro based on mint/ubuntu/debian?Git, scripts, and tools, small compilations for branding are OK. Compiling kernel, x11, gnome, compiz, etc. is BAD unless really required. Specifically, I'm looking for a way to have some applications installed by default, change logos/about boxes, change theme, configure what compiz options are, and add firmware drivers (connect to the Internet to download wireless adapter driver? <- headache, gotta find a lan cable now ...), and still have the liveCD install method. I'd like it to be based on linux mint, but I only want a few tools from it (update manager, software manager, flash, media codecs), so it's ok if it's ubuntu/debian with those mint tools added back in.

I saw some options, too complex, and others too simple. Not looking for a "learning experience" like LFS which gives me a horrible linux build if I don't do something exactly right. Nor any of those tools which are just package pickers and don't do enough. suse studio looked about right(maybe tad too easy), but was RPM based, not deb based.

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General :: View List Of Updated Packages After Apt-upgrade On Debian-based Systems?

May 15, 2010

I just did an update on my Debian system and it was very long. I'd like to know now, after the upgrades have already been applied, which packages were upgraded and which were not.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Whats Better Partition Based Install Or LVM Based Install?

Apr 10, 2011

Whats better partition based install or LVM based install?Does one perform better than the other?I have a 640 gig drive.I have win 7 installed on a 360 gig partition.The remaining space is free.

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Debian :: Text Based Browser For Tor

Nov 3, 2015

I'm looking for a text based browser (like elinks) that works with tor??....

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Debian :: Best Small -600mb Frugal Debian Or Debian-based Distro's?

Jul 17, 2009

I know of 3 at least so far Sidux and GRML and DRBL are there any others that are based on stabel or sid? or what? frugal as in like puppy, tinycore, dsl, etc nomadic like, usb, hd, etc?

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General :: Mount External USB Drive In Debian To A Mount Point Based On The Volume Name

May 5, 2011

How do I configure my Debian installation to mount external USB drives to mount points based on the volume names of the drives? For instance, if I have a thumb drive with the volume name of "SWORDFISH," how do I have Linux mount it at /media/SWORDFISH? I'm aware that this can be setup in FSTAB, but that requires that I know the UUID of the device beforehand and that I take the time to set each external device up in FSTAB first. That does nothing for me when I have a thumb drive that has never been plugged into my computer before.

This seems to be setup by default in Ubuntu/Kubuntu, but is not working for me with a fresh installation of Debian Squeeze and KDE4. I've spent the past 2 hours Googling for a solution and have turned up nothing. UPDATE: My results are inconsistent. Sometimes Debian mounts devices to mount points based on the volume names, and other times it gives them generic mount points (e.g. /media/usb1).

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Software :: Debian's And Debian Based Distros With Disk Space - Burn Video On Hard Drive

Aug 13, 2010

Debian and debian based distros issue has a issue that has come to make it self aware to me when I was trying to burn a video on my hard drive with braseo and it won't let me burn more than 4.4 gigs to a dvd with 4.7 gigs of free space even a file that is over the 4.4 gig limit by a megabyte with windows i didn't have this problem. One more thing I have 16 gig flash drive and on debian and debian based distros i can only use 13.1 gigs of it but on fedora I can use all 16 gigs.

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Debian :: Bash Script Based On Time Of Day

Mar 25, 2016

I'm trying to get a bash script to do different things based on the time of day, but at least once a day the test fails:

Code: Select allNOW=$(date +%k%M)
if [[ "$NOW" -ge 1000 ]] && [[ "$NOW" -le 2200 ]];then
        alarm lon
        alarm loff

This is the error, and line 59 is the second quoted above:

Code: Select all/home/electrolux/bin/ line 59: [[: 059: value too great for base (error token is "059")

The script is run every minute, and this error only occurs at 12:59AM, or 00:59.

I presume the problem is either $NOW is being set to 059, or the testing is seeing 0059 as 059. I think the latter, because for the rest of midnight 'til 00:58 the script works. And with some Googling it seems that the leading 0 is making test treat the number as octal... is there a way to tell it it is decimal?

Perhaps this is just some poor time-testing code? Looking at it I don't think it will cope with set time period that crosses midnight..... there's probably just a command to do what I want, isn't there? I know I could have two different scripts cron'd for the different time periods, but it would be much more preferable to be just the one.

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Debian :: Setup A Web-based Secure Ftp Client?

Jan 29, 2010

I am trying to setup a web-based secure ftp client that can handle not only file transfers to and from one of my company's servers, but also allow new clients of ours to visit our site, create an account of their own and use it to log in and begin transferring files. This way, the users can manage their own accounts.

I don't know a lot about exactly what is running on our server, though I am almost positive it is debian based. I really only have access via ssh and ftp. I may be able to do more in the server room, but haven't tried. I thought about using net2ftp, but that doesn't seem to work with sftp, and also doesn't allow the creation of new users on the server.

Is there anything out there for me??You will undoubtedly require more information from me, so please let me know what it is and where I can find it and I'll get back to you as quickly as I can.

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Debian :: Can't Access PhpBB3's Web-based Install

Sep 12, 2010

I know this is probably something small that I'm missing, but I haven't got a clue to be honest with you. I've setup a proper LAMP and everything on the server is working properly. I'm thinking maybe it's a file permission..? Well let me get to the problem. Everything is installed and it's time for me to complete the web-based install. I've tried going to just phpBB3/,phpBB3/index.php, phpBB3/install...etc! When I insert any of those in the address bar with my FQDN obviously, it decides to just download .php files all over my desktop.

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Debian :: Cannot Convert To Dependency-based Boot

May 8, 2011

Encounter errors of files with "missing LSB tag and overrides". Looking up the recommended website, I found the following instructions.

insserv: warning: script 'X' missing LSB tags and overrides

The /etc/init.d/X script is lacking the LSB fields. Adding them to the script header or as a override file in /etc/insserv/overrides/X would solve it.

But where to get the LSB field? There is a list of known files but those giving problems are not among them.

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Debian :: Interface - Command Or Graphical Based?

May 12, 2011

I wanna know if the debian interface is command based or graphical? If its command how do I start?

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Debian Multimedia :: How To Configure Font For QT Based App

Jan 5, 2016

I install a qt application through apt-get. After launching the app, its font looks like the link shown : [URL] ....

How can I adjust the font to allow the app display font correctly?

Environment: stretch/sid, QT5 (libqt5gui5 libqt5multimedia5 libqt5network5 libqt5qml5 libqt5quick5 libqt5widgets5 qml-module-qtquick-controls qml-module-qtquick-dialogs qml-module-qtmultimedia)

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Debian :: Auto-dhcp In Grml - Debian-based?

Aug 9, 2009

Can't seem to figure out how grml is stopping the auto-dhcp during boot by default in grml network is disabled. I tried init.d, inittab, or whatever I cannot seem to find anything? I need eth0 to come up automatically at boot grml, for some reason won't remember my net setup and must re-setup at every boot? How can I make it do that?

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