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2024-02-11

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High-Pitched Squeals, Crackles and Pops in Debian 12 with Nahimic Audio Chipset
“it seems that these sound problems occur whenever I click restart in Windows 11 and then boot into Debian (without powering down).” :linked:

[Solved] Not detecting Nvme drives during install
“Found 2 remapped NVMe devices. Switch your BIOS from RAID to AHCI mode to use them.” :linked:

my labwc experiment :)
“I'm experimenting with Wayland using labwc as a window manager. labwc was inspired by openbox and config formats are similar.”
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2024-02-19

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Install Debian 12 "Network autoconfiguration failed"
“to cut a long story short, for whatever reason, the setup and fresh installation uses the wrong network interface!”

[Discussion] Why are severely broken point releases being released for Bookworm
“what is the logic behind knowing there is a major bug in a potential release and then releasing it anyway and rushing to fix it/losing sleep versus just delaying until it's fixed?”:linked:
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2024-02-25

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Make bootable external hard drive system work on most machines
“What packages do I need and what, if any, config changes do I need to make, to give it this kind of hardware agnosticism?”

[Discussion] Basic Project/work management software
“I run a small business [...] by myself and looking to see if there is any Linux software that will run a basic to-do/work list.” :linked:

[Discussion] How do you name your devices?
“For those who have several different devices, a compute cluster, a 'homelab' or who are responsible for large deployments; do you adhere to a naming convention?” :linked:
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2024-03-03

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[Solved] Apt invalid signatures
“What does the command ls -l /bin/sh print?” :linked:

[O/S] [SOLVED] Resize ESP partition with gparted
“I am trying to shrink down ESP so that I can make some room to increase boot partition size.” :linked:

[Discussion] What change, if implemented, would cause you to leave Debian?
“Big or small, broad or niche, do you draw the line on a particular choice that future Debian might make?”
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2024-03-10

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Crashes and freezes in Linux with (some) Ryzen CPUs
“What I'm kind of hoping here is that others with the same problem might chime in with their experiences and we can build a little knowledge base here”

[SID - Unstable] update stuck at resolving dependencies
“Sid is in the middle of a big time_t transition.”

[Software] How to update to newer version of YT-DLP?
“What I do is download the [...] yt-dlp file [...] It's just a simple Python script.”
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2024-03-17

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[Solved] LUKS+TPM2 unattended boot on Debian 12
“the threats I'm trying to defend against are an attacker removing a hard drive from the server and mounting its filesystem elsewhere, as well as an attacker altering kernel parameters passed from Grub” :linked:

[Solved] Disable Administrator Password For Downloading Software In Software Store
“I don't use a 'software store' but assume it uses polkit? The rule I gave there is like your sudo rule, all rights always no password, use wisely.” :linked:
(Thanks to @donald for pointing this one out)

[Solved] resume from suspend via keyboard
“... seems you now have to wake up the port *and* the device on the port.”

[Solved] Install VirtualBox or Virt-Manager
Was “[Software] Install VirtualBox”
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2024-03-24

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[Solved] Bluetooth sound unstable
“I have a Bluetooth headphones and its sound interrupts with total silence every few minutes for a several seconds.”

[Software] [Solved] Samba doesn't work on ExFAT, but drives make noise when using Ext4
“Did you notice this right after installation (and formatting with the installer)?”
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2024-03-31

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[HowTo] Automatically run scripts on a desktop/laptop with Anacron
“Automation saves time and effort by getting repetitive tasks out of the way.” :linked:

testing an USB-flash-stick 32 GB with the command "badblocks"
“13.3 days for a 32 GB USB-Flash-Stick? Can this be true?”
(Thanks to @donald for pointing this one out)

No luck installing OS without external storage.
“It is documented in "Debian bookworm -- Installation Guide" [...] And it works like a charm.”
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2024-04-07

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[Off-Topic] Help wanted: Writing a beginner's book to Debian
“I could do it alone, but a small team would be even better. That's why I'm reaching out to you for advice and/or help.”

[HowTo] Get Wi-FI working on host and guest if you're using LXQT/connman/Virt Manager
“as soon as the guest OSes booted, I noticed a complete loss of network connectivity, both in the host and guest.”

[Solved] How to stop mate from unlocking keyring at startup?
“I would like to only unlock the keyring the first time it is needed during a session.” :linked:
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2024-04-14

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[Discussion] Help me understand root and sudo
“it seems that sudo or the doas alternative cancel out the security benefit of privilege-hierarchy.” :linked:
(Thanks to @donald for pointing this one out)

[HowTo] How do I install Qtile on Bookworm
“Since Bookworm and later don't accept installing Python stuff using pip anymore, all the guides don't work anymore. [...] So, how i installed Qtile?”

[Solved] Macbook Pro 2019 with BCM4364 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter, with Debian 12 (Weekly): But, NO WiFi
(Thanks to @donald for pointing this one out)

[Solved] Lost System Timing...Is this NTP configured properly?
“Think you are a nerd now? Wait until you make time for it. :)
(Thanks to @Aki for pointing this one out)

Creating a custom Debian kernel package with an external patch
“that's a "work in progress" sketch on how to do it "the Debian way"”
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2024-04-21

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Debian 12 Install Hangs at Installation Menu without messages Alienware M18 r1
“Switched back the SSD to the old laptop, [... ...] switched back the SSD to the Alienware, and voila !” :linked:

PowerMac G4 PPC - debian netinstall woes
“the issue arises when the installer tries to activate the NIC. Apparently the NIC is not recognised” :linked:

vim and finnish spellcheck
“get finnish spellcheck to work with vim 9,0” :linked:

[Discussion] What's that ONE Live Distro on USB/CD you keep for emergency
“I keep hearing "use a live distro to login and fix <whatever> issue" but could never figure out what is/are the popular such distros that people keep as emergency/backup/fallback.”
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2024-04-28

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[HowTo] Getting Started with Virt-Manager & QEMU-KVM
“What's difficult is finding a tutorial in the Goldilocks spot between superficial and inscrutable. This is my attempt at such a tutorial.” :linked:

Using dots in username
“My question is: can I include dots in usernames like john.doe ? Will it corrupt any service or something identical?”
(Thanks to @donald for pointing this one out)

[Announcement] AI Generated Content
“For the benefit of our members and readers, the administration team will be closely monitoring and removing any AI-generated posts which are inaccurate, too wordy, not self-identified as AI, or not directly specific to Debian.” :linked:
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2024-05-05

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[Software] When should [arch=...] be used in source list?
“Is the "arch" property really necessary? If so, when should we explicitly specify it?”

[ Solved ] dist-upgrade fails due to unresolved conflict that is not even a conflict
“You should use pinning specific to your package and give low priority to the release it comes from.”
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2024-05-12

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[Solved] DNS does not work when date / time are incorrect
“I would like to understand how DNS resolving and system date / time are connected”
(Thanks to @Aki for pointing this one out)

[Hardware] Auto-Hibernation on System without Desktop Environment
“I installed laptop-mode-tools and set the auto-hibernate battery threshold at 95% [...] but it went into hibernation immediately”

[Solved] journald’s storage: first it was volatile, then persistent, then... back to volatile?
“And that’s when I suddenly remembered”
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2024-05-19

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[Software] pulling in sid-packages to stable to make hardware work / a good idea?
“you're likely going to see apt skipping stable updates [...] you may also find one day that semingly unrelated programs start misbehaving or crashing”

[Solved] Trying to resize /boot partition but stuck
“I have a two TB disk that was partitioned 243MiB for /boot and the remainder for LVM.”

Does Gnome updates now use appstream metadata?
“The aim of this question is to be able to edit the Debian Wiki to say "unattended upgrades is no longer installed by default because...".”
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2024-05-26

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[Discussion] KeePassXC controversy
“This is Debian unstable we're talking about here... As in, that suite where things are expected to change or even break without warning, and users are expected to be able to deal with it and file useful bug reports.” :linked:

[Solved] unknown job run at boot: Job dev-disk-by
“Aaah, that old chestnut.” :linked:

bash variables, newlines and double-quotes...
“When a variable is quoted, the newline is not treated as a field separator.” :linked:
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2024-06-02

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[HowTo] Install a kernel from Backports
“There are various Backports guides in random places but as the most common reason for Backports is to install a kernel more recent than the one in Stable for hardware support, here's a specific guide.” :linked:

[Solved] Thinkpad X13 AMD Gen 1 - go to sleep after entering account
“The laptop is on a 40AH docking station, screen closed when this happen. If I open the screen, I don't have this behavior.”

Check whether a package is installed
“What commands do you use for this purpose?”:linked:

[Solved] First time with PKG_CONFIG_PATH
“I am trying to learn C programming making use of GTK 3. I am trying to work through the book "C and GUI Programming" 2nd edition, by Simon Long, pdf freely available”:linked:
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2024-06-09

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Error while loading samba network mount point during boot sequence
“It seems that system try to do mount before having network access.”
(a very warm special Thanks to @Aki, a month late, for pointing this one out)

4 different kind of issues using MediaTek MT7612U dongle
“I think I've found a way to fix the issue [...] I hope this helped someone”

Difference between aptitude and apt/dpkg for managing Debian packages
“Can you please elaborate on the Super Cow Powers of apt that Aptitude lacks?”
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2024-06-16

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[Networking] Mantaining and updating a HOSTS file
“One thing to consider is that ad networks have gotten wise to domain-based ad blocking and have begun fronting their content behind other domains; CNAME cloaking.”

[Solved] Wifi not working with Intel Corporation Device 272b (rev 1a)
“I have now downloaded additional firmware directly”

Linux kernel git recipes
“these are some simple recipes for the git program with Linux kernel repository that I found useful”
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