Debian Users common
Problems with Solutions
Question :- I have an HP PSC
2110 working locally with foomatic and CUPS back end.When I try
to print remotely the CUPS web interface returns with:
"Print file was not accepted (client-error-bad-request)!"
I find these entries in /var/log/cups/error_log:
[01/Jul/2005:00:13:09 -0400] print_job: No
[01/Jul/2005:00:13:09 -0400] send_ipp_error(0x403b7008, 400)
[01/Jul/2005:00:13:09 -0400] Sending error:
Ans:- check remote system
these packages: libijs-0.35, foomatic-db-hpijs,and hpijs are
Question :- How do I tell gcc to use the debug
version of glibc ?
Ans :- export
Question :- I have Debian
Sid installed on my laptop. Everything works fine except the
touchpad. when I tap it once it registers a double-click. In the
XFree86 config I have the mouse set to /dev/psaux and the PS/2
Where would be the config to look at for this, or how could I
using a 2.6.x kernel. use the modconf program to remove the
psmouse module, then reload it with the following
Try commenting out either ``InputDevice "Generic Mouse"'' or ``InputDevice
"Configured Mouse"'' in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
Using pppoeconf to configure my DSL pppoe connection and asking
it to connect at boot-up, it was creating two connections: PPP0
(the right one) and PPP1 (an extra, un-wanted, heretical and
hethenous one). In lieu of giving # ifconfig ppp1 down every
time and having to wait the extra seconds at boot-up
Ans :- After deleting
these two files ppp-on-boot.dsl and the link file ppp-on-boot
and configuring the /etc/network/interfaces
I just installed bugzilla on my computer for developing
purposes. I'm having problems on starting it:
What is the address I have to point to with my browser in order
/var/www/bugzilla/index.html but that file prompts a
I think you are looking for <a href="/cgi-bin/bugzilla/index.cgi">
Now, /cgi-bin/bugzilla/index.cgi does not exist in that
directory.It is located in /usr/lib/cgi-bin/bugzilla/index.cgi,
instead. In any case, that is not a file I can load with my
browser, is it?
How should I start my Bugzilla in order to start administering
Ans :- You need to get your
apache configured to use those cgi-scripts.Normally after
installing you can find bugzilla at http://localhost/cgi-bin/bugzilla/index.cgi
Question :- when this
started because I'm very rarely print from both mozilla.I can't
print to printer attached on a windows box on my network and
can't print to localy installed deskjet printer with moz-browser
and thunderbird.OpenOffice and several apps work fine.I'm using
CUPS and Xprint is also installed.This also happen to some
friends of mine ( with same packages installed ).If there's
already a solution, please point me to the right direction.
Ans :- Uninstall everything
related to XPrint and make sure you have the cupsys-bsd package
Question :- i've got an
error (maybe a warning) during the boot up process, as written
Cleaning /tmpfind: warning: you have specified the -maxdepth
option after a non-option argument -perm, but options are not
positional (-maxdepth affects tests specified before it as well
as those specified after it). Please specify options before
other arguments boo
find: warning: you have specified the -depth option after a
non-option argument !, but options are not positional (-depth
affectstests specified before it as well as those specified
after it). Please specify options before other arguments.What
might be the cause?
Ans :- It's /etc/init.d/bootclean.sh
from the initscripts package. There are already some bugreports
If you don't want to wait until it gets fixed in a new version
of the package you could edit /etc/init.d/bootclean.sh yourself
and change the order of the find arguments.
Question :- I
use route comand in debian 3.1 to routing my network , but
sometime I head about iproute2 and would like to know more about
it . Please give me some information?
Ans :- check this website
Question :- SSH and X11
I have used SSH and X Forwarding successfully in the past, but
since moving to Sarge, it refuses to co-operate. Either I can't
read/understand the documentation or there's something new.
>From work, I can ssh or scp to home using a host.domain
address. At home I've added 3 lines to my .ssh/config file:
where the host address is another host.domain address that I
registered with dyndns.org (great service). My user name and
hostname at "my_work" are not the same as at home. Both IP
addresses are correctly deduced by DNS from the host.domain's
that I registered. Both hosts are behind firewalls and have
private addresses (192.168.x.x).
When I connect from work, the DISPLAY variable is NOT set. I've
tried the command line option as well as the "config" file
you have to set "X11Forwarding yes" in /etc/ssh/sshd_config?
(Make sure to run "/etc/init.d/ssh restart" if you make changes
to that file.) The "ForwardX11 yes" line in your ~/.ssh/config
file will only affect _outgoing_ connections from that computer,
not incoming. Plus,both "ForwardX11 yes" and -X will only work
if the "X11Forwarding yes"line is set in the sshd_config file.
another thing that might be the cause of this problems is that
xauth is not installed on the box you'r trying to connect to.
dpkg -l xbase-clients
and install with
apt-get install xbase-clients
Question :- About Debian
patch kernel packages
I need to apply the grsecurity patch and compile a new kernel
for a server. In this server, I am using a kernel image from the
2.6.8 version. Then, I downloaded both the kernel-source-2.6.8
package and the kernel-patch-grsecurity2.
But I am not able to apply the kernel patch because in the
kernel-patch-grsecurity2 package there are not any diff files to
kernel 2.6.8, just for other versions like 2.6.11, 2.6.10 and
What do I want to do to resolve this problem?!
download the incremental patches from kernel.org to get you from
2.6.8 to 2.6.10 (would need at least 2 and possibly more if
there were sub-versions), apply those patches to your source
tree and then apply the security patch... But of course the
problem with that is then you have a security-patched 2.6.10
kernel not a security-patched 2.6.8 kernel
Question :- What file to add
command to start at bootime
I have some script and would like to run it at boot time . I
could not find how to do that in debian . In redhat I could add
to /etc/rc.d . How to make it in debian ?
add it to /etc/init.d/ with links from /etc/rc[0-56S].d/
you can do it very easily with the nice command
update-rc.d <script> defaults
Then if you want it removed from the boot sequence,
update-rc.d <script> remove
Copy the /etc/init.d/skeleton file to your own name, edit it as
you see fit to do whatever it is you need. Then install the
symlinks to the other rc directories.
cp skeleton mystartrc
update-rc.d mystartrc defaults
To remove the script and symlinks:
update-rc.d mystartrc remove
Question :- is there parted
I want to resize my ntfs partition, but it is not supported by
the parted ( on sarge) THIS is the log:
Disk geometry for /dev/sda: 0.000-34732.421 megabytes
Disk label type: msdos
Minor Start End Type Filesystem
1 0.031 34718.598 primary ntfs
(parted) resize 1 0.031 10000
No Implementation: Support for opening ntfs file systems is not
Ans :- apt(-get|itude)
Question :- install
jdk-1_5_0_04-linux-i586.bin fails with "too many arguments"
I am trying to install the Sun JDK 1.5.0_04 on sarge (moving on
to testing) and it fails as below.
# sh jdk-1_5_0_04-linux-i586.bin .......
dirname: too many arguments
Try `dirname --help' for more information.
dirname: too few arguments
Try `dirname --help' for more information.
Anyone have a fix for this? I'd really rather
avoid having to tear into thier install script if its already
known how to fix it.
Ans :- Yes. Don't install directly. First, install the
java-package package (and fakeroot if you don't already have
it). Then run this:
$ fakeroot make-jpkg jdk-1_5_0_04-linux-i586.bin
$ dpkg -i <name_of_resulting>.deb
Then, future upgrades will include all the Debian goodness of
updating the relevant symlinks. This also allows you to have
simultaneously installed jdk1.5, jdk1.4 and so on, and then
manage which one you actually use with update-alternatives or a
suitable GUI over it.
Question :- Install Perl
modules the Debian way
What is the Debian way to install Perl modules?
you want 'dh-make-perl'You can do, e.g.
dh-make-perl --build --cpan Module::Name
which will build you a deb of that module, which you can then
install.Remember that there are prebuilt Perl module packages
for many modules.Normally, they are called libmodulename-perl,
or something like that.Do an 'apt-cache search' to check whether
The first thing to do is to see if there's a package for the
module you want -- it's amazing how many CPAN modules are
For example, I needed to install Net::Netmask recently and just
did the normal thing.
$ apt-cache search net::netmask
libnet-netmask-perl - parse, manipulate and lookup IP network
# apt-get update
# apt-get install libnet-netmask-perl
Question :- mounting usb
Ans :- http://www.reactivated.net/writing_udev_rules.html
follow this document
Question :- apt repository
for my intranet
Ans :- Use a proxy such as
apt-cacher or apt-proxy and apt-cache show apt-proxy
Question :- ipup is failing
to bring up my ethernet interface with the correct ip address
Ans :- removing the package
zeroconf to fix this issue
Question :- I have a script
for ejecting cd from the drive. The script resides in the /usr/bin
directory. But, I am
unable to make the link to the script work. The only way I can
execute the script is to login as root,
navigate to the /usr/bin directory and double-clicking on it.
How can i make the link on the desktop execute
Ans :- edited the sudoers
file entering my username with the following command:
User_Alias FULLTIMERS = mak
FULLTIMERS ALL = NOPASSWD: ALL
After that, I created a link with sudo /usr/bin/xcd.sh command,
and now the program ejects the cd without