Questions tagged [debian]

Debian is an operating system that is based on GNU/Linux. It was previously recommended by the Raspberry Pi Foundation as the standard distribution, but Raspbian is now being recommended.

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A lot of users in Debian for Raspberry

I installed on my pi a web server with everything I want, now I want to know for sure that my server is secure. I started to check for useless accounts, I found a lot account in my Debian installation:...
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Awesome WM on Raspbian?

Has anyone succeeded in installing Awesome WM on Raspbian? If yes, how do you switch between LXDE and Awesome? I know that Arch will likely allow installation of Awesome WM as a window manager, but ...
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What to do when apt-get -f install fails?

sudo apt-get update hangs and suggests running sudo apt-get -f install, but that fails on a duplicate declaration. How can I fix this? The following NEW packages will be installed: libfont-afm-perl ...
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How to investigate why device crashed?

My Raspi after 6 days of uptime just crashed. I wasn't able to see nothing on the screen, if I plugged a USB device, no action from it. And all the LEDs were steady and not a blink at all. I have the ...
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sample speed i2c

If running standard release of debian on my Rpi. How fast can I sample the sensor readings through i2c and save values? Why Im asking, I tried to read a DS18B20 and save it,s values (wrote the ...
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How to interface Raspberry PI with x10 to read switch statuses and toggle them on/off? (new system, pre-wired house)

I've been reading on the x10 documentation on the web, so please correct me if I'm wrong on these items: X10 type parts available (A) data receiver/transmitter to be plugged in a wall (B) computer ...
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Access the Raspberry Pi image on the SD card

I currently have an SD card with a non-running installation of Debian Squeeze. SSH on this card is enabled. However the system keeps rebooting. I would now like to delete the boot.rc file on the boot ...
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Getting an error when trying to install wifi driver from manufacturer CD on raspberry pi debian wheezy [closed]

I'm getting an error: authentication requested [root] for make driver ./install line 18: 4664 illegal instruction su -c make Compile make driver error: 132, Please check error message when attempting ...
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Why is there no 'www-data' group by default? [closed]

I just tried to install (and then start) Apache2 HTTPD, but was greeted with the error: apache2: bad group name 'www-data' I quickly checked my /etc/group, and there is no www-data group. I always ...
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Is it possible to run a DHCP server?

Our home router is terrible at remembering configured static IPs, I'd like to use my RasPi instead. Is there anything particular I need to consider when setting it up?
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What are the file download sizes for the OS's available on raspberrypi.org? [closed]

http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads currently has 3 linux distributions for download: Debian “squeeze” (recommended for people "just starting out") Arch Linux ARM QtonPi Unfortunately they don't ...