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Just recently change /etc/network/interfaces to static IP, apt-get not working. How to check for errors?

I recently just updated my /etc/network/interfaces file to set a static IP address. Seems other computers can access the computer using the network IP address but I may have broken something - now ...
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Install Ubuntu server on one computer, then soon as possible control it (via terminal) through another

I tried to set up a home network the other day, and wanted to set my old computer up as a file server. So, I installed ubuntu server on it. Once installed and logged in, I realsied that some of the ...
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Accidentaly rsync --delete, /usr is affected, any way to check and reinstall missing component?

I was working on a ubuntu 12.04 server, testing to restore a backup (how ironic, I didn t done the "real" backup). Tried a rsync with --delete flag on /, I ctrl+c almost immediately, but rsync ...
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Ubuntu Server shows that I am running out of disk space, but I can't figure out where it is being used

I am showing that I am running out of disk space and I am having trouble uploading, but I can't figure out where the disk space is being used. I am supposed to have 19 gigabytes, but it looks like ...
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587 views

Unsafe power off on power button pressed

I have Ubuntu Server 13.10 set up on a Dell PowerEdge 2950 (Gen II), and whenever I press (not press and hold) the power button the machine doesn't safely shutdown (it instantly powers off), though it ...
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apt-get gives error: Unable to locate package <package name> for all packages

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu Server 13.10, and I'm trying to install an FTP server, but apt-get doesn't seem to want to install anything. sudo apt-get install vsftpd brings the error: unable to ...
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Ubuntu not detecting WLAN interface after removing and reconnecting WLAN card

I have a web server running on Ubuntu 12.4. It is connected to Internet through WLAN interface, earlier it was connected and working perfectly and listed as wlan0 under network interfaces. I removed ...
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Raid drives missing filesystem

I recently had to do some troubleshooting with a RAID 5 on Ubuntu Server (a software raid). I ended up removing everything and start from scratch with 2 new drives. So I took out 2 out of 4 drives, ...
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1answer
539 views

Permission Denied errors as root in Koding VM (ubuntu 13.04)

I'm trying to debug why certain things aren't working in my koding VM, and first I'm trying to debug why I'm getting permission denied errors. I'm fairly experienced with ubuntu, having it installed ...
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820 views

How do I upgrade from Ubuntu Server 12.10 to Ubuntu Desktop?

Hi I would like to upgrade from Ubuntu Server 12.10 which I have no idea how to use, to Ubuntu Desktop so that I can install my Windows Server 2008. Please help. Thank
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1answer
249 views

How do I setup a virtualbox server with a static ip on real server?

I have dedicate server run Windows server 2008 Standard with 2 static IP is: 1.1.1.1 and 1.1.1.2. And I have setup virtualbox server run Ubuntu Server 13 on Windows server. How I can set static IP ...
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1answer
223 views

Setting up a web server on ubuntu server 13.04 with user panel [closed]

I currently have Ubuntu Server installed to a VirtualBox image runnin on my main computer, I am wanting to use it for a web server with a user panel such as webmin (from my research i think this ...
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Upgraded Ubuntu Server to 13.04, but still announces new release

I upgraded my Ubuntu Server 12.10 to 13.04 a couple of days ago, using "do-release-upgrade" But every time I log in, I still get this message: Welcome to Ubuntu 13.04 (GNU/Linux 3.8.0-19-generic ...
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175 views

Directory Permissions - Ubuntu Web Server

I've recently setup a new virtual server to host my websites. I'm pretty new to Linux based systems and sysadmin stuff and as a result have a few questions with regards to file and directory ...
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325 views

Why can't I connect with sftp

I am a newbie on ubuntu server 12.10, I was following this guide https://gist.github.com/joshellington/2224420 I don't understand why if my /home/myuser folder's owner is myuser I can't connect by ...
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Ubuntu Server is not starting [closed]

I had my Ubuntu Server 12.04 running for a few weeks until today, when power cut happened. Since then it's not starting, monitor is displaying unsupported resolution message (there is no GUI support ...
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1answer
101 views

Create scheduled clone of OS drive? - Ubuntu Server

I have a home-built NAS at home, where a single drive drives the OS and 4 drives a RAID 5 array. The trouble is I don't want to risk harddrive failure on my single drive which holds the OS. That ...
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1answer
41 views

Ubuntu Server 12.04 misnamed user account during setup

If I accidentally misnamed my user account during the initial installation, for example if I type "devdmin" instead of "devadmin", is there a way to change that account username? The reason I ask is ...
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1answer
309 views

Ubuntu server as a NAS, hot-swap and adding drives?

I'm thinking of buying a HP Proliant microserver to replace an old dusty laptop which I now use as a home server and a Netgear ReadyNASDuo which is not raided at the moment. I want the server to ...
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1answer
320 views

Ubuntu Server - RAM Upgrade

I'm running an apache server and minecraft server out of one dell desktop computer with Ubuntu server installed and a quick look at free -m tells me that I'm using 1172 MB RAM and have 828 free (with ...
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1answer
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How do I reinitialise a failed RAID 5 drive using terminal on Ubuntu Server

I've currently put together a new system and part of that has been creating a software RAID 5 using 'mdadm' in Ubuntu Server. I successfully got to the point where I create the array using: sudo ...
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Ubuntu always asks for RSA certificate passphrase with ftpserver installed

I am trying to learn how to use Linux servers. I have installed Ubuntu Server 12.04. I have apache2, mysql, and proftpd installed. For proftpd I created authentication via TLS. I had to generate a ...
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1answer
610 views

start ubuntu service as user

I am trying to create a service in ubuntu server, whitch I need to start as a user. Main reason I need to do that is that I need to call it from www(php script). lets say I got this script called ...
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Set up Ubuntu server as router

I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server on a old desktop PC with a dual port network card I would like to use as router for my home network. How do I have to set up the interfaces so that the ...
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1answer
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logout without being at login shell

In Ubuntu Desktop, there's a command to logout immediately, and the user can execute it without being at the login shell: $ gnome-session-quit --logout --no-prompt Q. What is the equivalent ...
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256 views

Hardening/logging Ubuntu Home Server activity

I just recently put together a server that I have some files, my music, and other media on. I also built it so that I could mess with the Linux OS, and experiment with a server environment, just ...
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2answers
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How do I know whether to reboot after upgrading packages in Ubuntu?

I have a PC running Ubuntu server. Sometimes when I ssh into it, I get a message that some packages need upgrading. I upgrade the software by running (as root) aptitude update && aptitude ...
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1answer
243 views

Fixing DNS on Ubuntu server

I've got a server that is currently running as servername, but I need it to be servername.domain.com (the IP already resolves to servername.domain.com), and I currently have: 0.0.0.0 ...
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1answer
136 views

Can I run 32 bit Ubuntu cloud image on a 64 bit Ubuntu server (with Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud 64 bit installed)?

I installed Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud on a 32 bit server. If I decide to later get a 64 bit machine and install Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud 64 bit can I still run the images I created on the 32 bit machine ...
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difference between ubuntu and ubuntu server?

what is the difference between ubuntu and ubuntu server? aside from server being command line only are there services/software that exist on server that dont on the desktop edition?
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how to connect to wifi on ubuntu server 10.10

i will be installing ubuntu server and since its all through terminal how do i connect to wifi? what commands do i type in to connect and enter the passsword? thanks
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Virtualbox 4 hangs when trying to install ubuntu guest on ubuntu host system

I'm trying to install ubuntu server using virtualbox 4.0.4 in a ubuntu 10.10 host OS. I have the iso image on my hard drive which I used to perform the install. I edited the settings and added this ...
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ubuntu automount: only mounting drives as root?

I'm sharing the /mount dir with smb so users on my network can access use drives added to my linux box. Users are able to read files but not write, modify or delete files or directories. I'm using ...
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1answer
522 views

Person hacked server using postgres user account - What kind of access would this person have?

someone hacked one of my servers using postgres user account. what I do not know is: what is this users home folder? where would bash_history be?
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How can I log SSH access attempts and keep track of what SSH users end up doing on my server?

I've had a few security problems with a server of mine because a few SSH users have been causing problems. So I would like to: Track user logins and logouts Track activity of these SSH users, in ...
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1answer
230 views

Linux media box/mail server suffering filesystem/RAID errors, kernel panics

In the past week, the mini-ITX machine I built myself to serve mail and Samba shares has kernel panicked twice with filesystem-related stuff. Last night I noticed integrity errors when streaming a ...
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550 views

Is there any way I can use two monitors in the console in Linux?

I have recently become the proud owner of two monitors in my workspace. (Ok not owner, but you know what I mean) and I'd like to use both of them at once. Problem is, I much much prefer to use a ...
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1answer
44 views

With Windows 7 Ultimate installed first on a single partition, what's the safest and best way to now dual boot Ubuntu 10.04 Server?

Title says it all. I've got Windows 7 Ultimate (32bit) installed on my machine, with one hard drive and nothing but the default partition. What is the safest way to now install Ubuntu Server 10.04 so ...
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3answers
452 views

Ubuntu Server Edition: useful for the home user?

My question is simple. What (if anything) does Ubuntu Server Edition have to offer to home users? This question is mostly out of curiosity really, but I like asking. I've got a home network set up ...
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How to ACTUALLY install Java on Linux?

I have a Ubuntu Server. From the terminal, how should I install JDK? In this guide it says to use this command: sudo apt-get install sun-java6-bin sun-java6-jre sun-java6-jdk But on Suns website, ...
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Got Ubuntu Server, Now What?

As a learning experience I recently downloaded and set up Ubuntu 10.04 Server edition. When I logged in for the first time, all I saw was a terminal. I stared blankly at the screen, wondering what in ...
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3answers
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How to make an image of Ubuntu Server installation using VMware Tools/Player?

I was asked to provide an image of my Ubuntu Server 9.10 with LAMP made by VMware Player for setting up a VPS. Most of the information on the internet is about Ubuntu Desktop and Windows, so I am a ...
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Script to Auto delete files older than a few minutes in ubuntu

is there a shell script out there that deletes all files in a folder that are older than x minutes?
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4answers
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Changing keyboard layout to Dvorak in Ubuntu-server

I want to set my keyboard layout to Dvorak. How do I do that exactly?
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4answers
540 views

Measures when routinely checking security on a home Ubuntu server

I use an old Mac mini with latest Ubuntu server to have a "home Gmail": with minimal time spent on configuration I have my webserver with wiki, mail server etc. (and no Google Ads) All ports not used ...
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How to reboot headless server with passphrase?

I have an old desktop computer that I want to start using as a headless server. With a monitor and a screen attached, I installed Ubuntu Server edition with encrypted LVM on the machine. After ...
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4answers
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Make ubuntu Server Accesible to the Internet

i just installed the latest version of ubuntu server, php, apache, shorewall and mysql. the problem is that i cant access the website from other computers. i read that to fix that i need to change ...
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4answers
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Is Ubuntu Server Edition stable enough for commercial use?

Our organization use CentOS as our product running platform. It's a server application with a web interface. Now we are planning to install our product into a smaller hardware and add a local user ...