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Installing Xampp on an amazon Ubuntu Instance: GUI Issue on XFCE4 and Mate Desktop environments

I am using Microsoft Remote Desktop connection to connect to an Ubuntu Instance on Amazon. After downloading the .run file of Xampp and executing it using sudo ./xampp-linux-***-installer.run ...
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ixgbevf network interface not available during initramfs (ec2)

I'm working on a base AMI for Amazon EC2 that formats any ephemeral disks into a RAID-0 array, and then uses that filesystem for system use (basically a big data partition, and a partition for ...
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Sharing a drive on AWS between two ubuntu 14.04 servers running Rails

This is a multi-part question: How do I create a stand-alone drive on Amazon Web Services? How can get two different Ubuntu 14.04 servers to have read/write access to that drive? This is for a ...
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Connect with postgresql remotely. Postgresql Installed in Amazon EC2 micro instance

I installed the Amazon EC an instance Ubuntu 14.04 and Postgresql database. Trying to connect remotely to the base and the pgAdmin III program but can not connect. I've tried many of the solutions ...
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Cannot Rsync to ec2 instance

This seems like the problem with the ubuntu user permission on ec2 server , cannot rsync successfully. Steps Taken: Generated public key from origin server (a normal ubuntu droplet with root user ...
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Allowing Ubuntu user on ec2 to upload and manage files in public web folder

Just created a new ec2 ubuntu instance, and i'm forced to login as ubuntu rather root. While Its ok as of standard security practice but it creates additional problems that ubuntu user cannot upload ...
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Where is /etc/rc.local

I'm trying to follow this tutorial. I am working with an Ubuntu 14.04 instance on amazon EC2: At the end of the tut, it discusses: "The last step is to make it all happen automatically at system ...
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Trying to run an Rscript from the command line but I'm running into namespace errors

I'm fairly new to Linux and I'm running into some major problems. I'm trying to run an Rscript from the command line instead of RStudio on amazon EC2 ubuntu instance. My script makes use of couple of ...
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vsftpd PASV configuration set up, yet still not working

So, I've been researching FTP/FTPS, and have been trying to set up a working FTPS server. To use FTP(S), I've been using the service vsftpd, and the my server is an amazon EC2 instance running Ubuntu ...
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How to set python 3 as default interpreter in ubuntu 14.4

I am working with ubuntu 14.4 LTS on EC2. I want to change the default python interpreter from python 2.7 to 3.4.0 which is installed by default. When I do: /home/ubuntu$ which python ...
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Failure to contact privoxy proxy on ec2 node

I'm trying to set up a tor node following http://sickbits.net/creating-a-personal-privoxytorproxy-ec2-instance/ using ubuntu 14.4 lts on ec2. I'm using git-bash on win7. Following the directions, I ...
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ec2 SSH tunnel not working? [closed]

I'm trying to set up a node following Creating a Personal Privoxy/Tor/Proxy EC2 Instance using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Amazon EC2. I've gotten to: $ ssh ubuntu@ec2-blah.amazonaws.com -i ...
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AllowTcp in ssh function

I'm trying to set up a tor node following http://sickbits.net/creating-a-personal-privoxytorproxy-ec2-instance/ using ubuntu 14.4 lts on ec2. I've gotten to: $ grep AllowTcp /etc/ssh/sshd_config ...
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AWS EC2 set up key and non key authentication at same time

I want to set up password based authentication (non key) on AWS EC2 ubuntu instance. But at the same time I want to keep the key based authentication also on the same instance. Will it be possible and ...
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How configure the upstart in ubuntu in my ec2 [node.js]

I am using an amazon ec2 instance with ubuntu to host my node.js application, i already made all the configurations, and is working good when i type: nodemon ./bin/www ./bin/www is the file that ...
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HTTPS on Ubuntu instance Amazon EC2

I have a question which I hope somebody can answer for me. My situation: I have an Ubuntu Server running Apache2 on a EC2 Amazon instance, which is serving an OwnCloud instance. My goal: I want to ...
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Do I need to make a partition on an EBS volume? What is better?

I'm adding a new EBS volume to an existent Ubuntu server on AWS EC2. I created the volume and it's attached to the server, I can see it there, all is OK. What are the bonus/onus of creating a ...
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How to install OpenStack/Eucalyptus on AWS using EC2 instances

I would like to build a private cloud platform on AWS using either Openstack or Eucalyptus, but don't have a lot of experience in neither. How should I proceed?
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Release upgrade for Ubuntu EC2 AMI launches SSH on a different port

sudo do-release-upgrade on a Ububtu EC2 AMI shows the following warning message, is it safe to continue or what would be the preferred procedure. cat /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu ...
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Erlang disappeared from /usr/bin/erl

The setting I have downloaded rabbitMQ and used it on an EC2 14.04 machine for a few days. The setting was simple - I downloaded the Binary .tar.gz, opened it, and typed: sbin/rabbitmq-server ...
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Recursive display of remote desktop screen

I tried to set up remote desktop to connect to an Amazon EC2 ubuntu instance. The steps are: (1) sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends lightdm lubuntu-desktop tightvncserver (2) create a file ...
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Is /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc. supposed not to exist?

I'm trying to connect to Amazon EC2 Ubuntu 14.04 instance through VNC but always fail (only grey background). Some articles say we should have a line in .vnc/xstartup which reads exec sh ...
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Apt-get wants me to remove packages (from r-cran) that I need

Why is apt-get telling me to remove packages that I need? And how do I tell it to shut up? I'm running an EC2 with Ubuntu 14.04 and R 3.1.2 and Rstudio-server. I just ran apt-get update and upgrade ...
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Why `apt-get dist-upgrade` in EC2 image does not update the kernel?

I've built a system running Ubuntu 14.04 on EC2, using the AMI from Ubuntu's cloud-images repository. The AMI includes kernel 3.13.0-37, but 3.13.0-39 is available as an update. After running ...
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How do I install ec2-api-tools in 14.10 utopic?

$ sudo apt-get install ec2-api-tools Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package ec2-api-tools is not available, but is referred to by another ...
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CronJob not working as expected

I generated a cronjob line for crontab -e with Crontab Generator: * */2 * * * curl http://www.example.com/cron.php >/dev/null 2>&1 I was expecting that it should run every 2 hours. But in ...
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Mount and external hard drive on an Amazon ec2 Ubuntu server

I'm using the amazon EC2 servers for the first time, so I'm sorry if i'm not understanding something obvious. I alredy created and connected to an EC2 instance with a ssh connection. I'm trying to ...
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initramfs-tools irqbalance apt-get upgrade error

I am getting an error when I do sudo apt-get upgrade. I did a do-release-upgrade and went into a lot of issues. Finally the problem has been reduced to: sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... ...
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cannot add swap with fallocate on EC2

I'm trying to setup the swap in /etc/rc.local this way: sudo fallocate -l 8192M /mnt/swapfile1 sudo mkswap /mnt/swapfile1 sudo swapon /mnt/swapfile1 This however returns an error: fallocate: ...
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post-receive: No such file or directory

I'm getting an error when trying to push to a remote Amazon EC2 (Ubuntu Linux) instance. I've given all related directories and files full permissions. I'm trying to use a post-receive hook to move ...
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Preview .html file from remote AWS EC2 instance on local machine's browser

From this and this I've gathered that I should ssh into my ec2 instance from my Mac by: ssh -C -c blowfish -X -i user.pem user@hostname.com This accomplishes X11 forwarding. Afterwards, how do ...
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installing vmware ova on amazon aws

I am trying to import a vmware ova on amazon aws but experiencing issues. After importing (or my attempt to import), I can no longer access the server via SSH even though the amazon AWS console shows ...
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Only Terminal windows appear on TightVNC

I use ubuntu server provided by amazon ec2. I want gui so that i install ubuntu-desktop on server and edit xstartup. But when i connect to my server through TightVNC it shows only terminal windows. ...
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After install Google Chrome in EC2 won't open from Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS (HVM) command line [duplicate]

I have installed Google Chrome with following command line: $ wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add - $ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb ...
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Cant have passworldess ssh between 2 ec2 servers - Permission denied (publickey)

I created 2 aws ubuntu 12.04 servers I uploaded the id_rsa and id_rsa.pub files to both servers I ran the below on both servers chmod 600 id_rsa* eval `ssh-agent -s` ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa What ...
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Completely Messed up sudoers file and su Operations

I am in a really bad condition right now.I am jotting down the steps I did to get myself into this situation. My objective was to disable sudo on my machine. I am running Amazon Ec2 Ubuntu 12.04 I ...
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Ubuntu EC2 compatible kernels

I am trying to create an Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit AMI with the paravirtual type of virtualization. I have not had problems with the hvm virtualization. I can't figure out what kernel I need to use. For the ...
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SSH remote commands very slow after migrating from 12.10 to 14.04 on EC2

I had a number of 12.10 machines running on EC2 and provisioned them using scripts built around: ssh scp rsync Now I have replaced most of my 12.10 machines with 14.04 machine and am finding that ...
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RDP to amazon EC2 Ubuntu instance

I've set up an Amazon EC2 instance. I allowed RDP from any ip in the security groups, installed and started xrdp and added a user with a new password. However when I try to remote connect, the ...
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NTP: Use unprivileged ports

I have had some trouble with ntdpate on EC2, which was solved by using the -u argument for unprivileged ports: $ sudo ntpdate -u ntp.nasa.gov time-b.nist.gov I know that ntpd is better than a ...
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Can't run ntpdate on EC2

I have had some serious issues with time accuracy on my Ubuntu EC2 machines, with drifts of more than 60 seconds. A possible solution is running ntpdate or ntp, but I can't get them to work on EC2: ...
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ec2 ubuntu access requesting password after ssh update

I was trying to set up an sftp account and one of the forums suggessted that we comment out PAM access. I now think that is how the user ubuntu has access and so I can no longer access my ec2 instance ...
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EC2: Should I restart when I get a “*** System restart required ***”? [duplicate]

When I log into my machines after an apt-get upgrades, I often get this message: System load: 0.06 Processes: 86 Usage of /: 28.3% of 7.75GB Users logged in: 0 ...
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What kind of traffic is going to ec2-54-83-181-212.compute?

I'm toying with some tools to monitor the network traffic going to and from my laptop. Specifically, I'm using iftop and nethogs. I am constantly seing traffic with a site reported as ...
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replacing kernel on non-booting ec2 instance

So I had an amazon ec2 instance crash during the update to 14.04LTS. Frustratingly, it appears the kernel might be bad (or at least that's what the log below says to me, I could totally be wrong). I'm ...
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Juju and no default VPC on AWS

I'm trying to use Juju with AWS but when I bootstrap it says that it cannot set up groups: "No default VPC for this user (VPCIdNotSpecified)". I have no default VPC on AWS and it appears it's not ...
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What is the official Ubuntu server AMI?

I would like to use the latest Ubuntu server on Amazon EC2. What are the right AMI for me to use?
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EC2 virtual server receives requests but can not access another host

Staff I have a virtual machine in Amazon AWS Ubuntu where I even installed Apache2, PHP5 and MySql. Everything was running well, well configured, my website running fine on it. Until suddenly ...
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Why did installation of MySQL 5.6 on Ubuntu 14.04 fail?

I wanted to get a look at MySQL 5.6 on Ubuntu 14.04 just out of curiosity. And based on this article it certainly looked like installation should be simple and straightforward. So I fired up an AWS ...
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Why do EC2 instances provisioned with Juju no longer include additional storage?

I recently upgraded from Juju 1.18 to 1.18.1, and suddenly my charm to deploy a MapR hadoop cluster stopped working. I traced the problem to the fact that non-root disks are no longer associated with ...