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configuring multiple secure sites in one config? (server)

im trying to list port 80 redirects along with the 443 stuff so all my subdomains are secure and if you go to any of them they auto redirect you to https this is my conf. <VirtualHost *:80> ...
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Mongod service doesn't start with enableEncryption: true option in mongod.conf

According to «Configuration File Options» manual, the MongoDB security options have a boolean parameter enableEncryption. I paid attention that the service mongod of MongoDB 3.2.4 is failed to start ...
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VSFTPD Ubuntu Server 15.04 Configuration

I want to be able to have a VSFTPD server running on my Ubuntu Server, but I lack the knowledge to know what configuration I need for my requirements. I need it to be set up so I can: Access FTP ...
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Ubuntu ffmpeg command -i not found

I'm a beginner with Ubuntu and I need to setup a streaming server for my company, I've installed NGINX and FFMPEG, but when I call ffmpeg -i in the ~/ffmpeg/ffmpeg directory it returns an error ...
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Where does tracker-preferences store the configuration data?

I am using tracker and I am using tracker-preferences to configure which directories it should index etc. However I see strange behaviour so I would like to look at the actual configuration file or ...
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How to stop OSSEC HIDS sending me level 2 alerts?

I have OSSEC HIDS (2.8.3) installed (I have it set up as a local installation) and setup so that it sends me email alerts for the various alert levels. The only problem is with level 2 alerts which ...
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After installing i3 I now have the i3 notification theme on unity. How can I change it back?

I installed i3 alongside unity but now I see the i3 notification box while on unity. How can I change this back to the unity one without removing i3? The other solutions to this problem seem to be ...
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How do I enable serial ports on BeagleBone Black?

I'm running Snappy on a BBB. I want to enable a couple of the available serial ports, but I don't know how to do that on Snappy. Any help would be appreciated. Doug
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What directory should Ubuntu touch apps write to

What directory should Ubuntu touch apps write to. Is there a Qt or QML method for getting this directory?
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Fcitx “Extra key for trigger input method” changes back to default after restart

Using Ubuntu 15.10. Configuring input using the 'Input Method Configuration' screen. Whenever I change "Extra key for trigger input method" it works for only that session. Once I restart the computer ...
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How do I connect open VPN Ubuntu server with a windows client?

I have configured an OpenVPN server on my Ubuntu machine with the help of this link https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/openvpn.html. I can connect my Open VPN server with Ubuntu client. Now I ...
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How to limit network-manager to a single interface?

Is it possible to give network-manager control over single interface only? Such that further added devices are not controlled by nm by default. I would like to assign it to a specific wireless ...
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Keyboard problem, strange functioning

I've looked almost everywhere and I can't find a solution. I have a Hp Pavilion 15 Ubuntu 14.04.4 installed, the thins is I was writing a text document when suddenly s key started working as F5. Then ...
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Samba server do my login credential have to be identical to windows username

Title says it all but is it like windows username = test123 so samba user has to be test123 too or is there way to change this? so i could be logged in windows with test1 and login to sambe using ...
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How to change the CPU escalator configuration that Ubuntu has originally

I don't want a command line solution that includes installing anything at all. Ubuntu configures the CPU governor in a configuration file AFAIK. I want to locate and change the file correctly. I don'...
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Issues with disabling iPv6 on Ubuntu 14.0.4

To disable iPv6 on Ubuntu 14.0.4 (LTS) I added these lines in sysctl.conf file: net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 1 net.ipv6.conf.default.disable_ipv6 = 1 net.ipv6.conf.lo.disable_ipv6 = 1 Since I ...
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Ubuntu Install/Configuration/Other Info

I am looking to install Ubuntu on my Alienware 14 (late 2013 model) laptop. Is there any certain drivers I need to download prior to installation and can you guide me to which ones please? This is ...
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Is there any tools like pfsense for setting up internet usage limit

My internet connection is limited to 150gb per month so I need to limit user's internet usage to 1gb or something like that.
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Kate and Emacs are running at startup and I can't find what's running them

I've looked at startkde, .bashrc, and system settings>workspace>startup...>autostart, where else should I look? Kubuntu 15.10, Plasma 5.4.2
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Doveconf -n not empty after fresh install - how to update the default, if possible?

After a fresh install of dovecot in Ubuntu 15.10, which was done after having purged the old conf, I still have a non empty doveconf -n output, but the man says that it should only output what is ...
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How to set the console font size? [duplicate]

If I enter the command ctrl-alt-f1 The first console is displayed. The default font of this is way to small and I want to reset it. On other Linux and Unix like systems I can easily do this ...
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Accidently changed grub configuration

To fixing mouse scrolling problem i was following some instruction from -http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1750708 I opened grub configuration file using sudo nano /etc/default/grub command ...
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cgconfig.conf file is missing

I installed cgroup on my ubuntu (13.9.0) using this command: apt-get install cgroup-bin However, cgconfig.conf file has not been created in /etc and not anywhere else. Did I miss anything?
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What are the different “Click Methods” available through the gnome-tweak-tool?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I have recently noticed that there is a Click Methods pull-down menu in the gnome-tweak-tool's Keyboard and Mouse section: Here are the options ...
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How to remove configuration key in `dpkg' configuration files

I am seeing this when I open the terminal. Unknown configuration key `foreign-architecture' found in your `dpkg' configuration files. This warning will become a hard error at a later date, so please ...
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How to enable dpkg on 64-bit to install 32-bit packages? [duplicate]

I want to install software designed for 32-bit computers, however I am currently running a 64-bit one and am not sure if dpkg supports 32-bit packages, so how can I check if it does? And make it ...
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Ubuntu upstart job for Redis server

I have written an upstart job for start/stop redis server. my ubuntu user is amila. Below is the .conf file code. I can start the redis server but cannot stop the server. when I , ps -ef | grep redis, ...
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Permisson denied error masssage conf file [duplicate]

I can't change the .conf files. The error massage Permisson denied. How can i fix this? please help me. Thanks.
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Number of ssh connecetions used by sshfs

I've mounted a server using sshfs (used to mount a remote file system to a local folder). Everything works pretty fine at the first glance. I recognized that the connection breaks if multiple ...
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apt-get can't find openssh-server

I just received a dell with Ubuntu 14.04 preloaded, but I can't ssh in and I can't install openssh-server. I think apt-get is misconfigured, but I have no experience tweaking that. Maybe wrong ...
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GUI broken or renders improperly - Ubuntu

Simply, the GUI windows are breaking down. As you can see in the above image, the text in the launched windows is unreadable.There's also some black shade around the corners of the active window. ...
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Configuring Catfish 1.0.2

How can I change the default directory that Catfish starts its search in? I don’t want to have to click the drop down to change from /home – 99% of my searches are on a different drive. I’m using ...
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How to make the cursor have a trail on GNOME?

I remember that in Windows one had the capability to make one's cursor have a trail, and there was a slider to indicate how long this trail would be. I believe that there was also something similar in ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut of “Show location of pointer”?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and in the gnome-tweak-tool there is an option called Show location of pointer, which upon clicking CTRL makes a little circle thing come off like a ...
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sending trap continuesly

Is there a way to trigger a suitable trap continuesly while using the monitor directive of DisMan Monitoring and send it via trapsess? (e.g. Cpu,Memory rise above a certain treshold or hdd space is ...
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How can I query a rsyslog setting?

I am using rsyslog for program logging and system logging so I have unified log files. I'm having some messages dropping out and I'm not sure why, but I think it may be a configuration option set ...
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Are there any basic templating preprocessors that I can use for nginx configuration files?

I've been using nginx variables to simplify my templates for a few years now. It turns out this is apparently a "rather slow" way of doing things and that my static configuration should be static. ...
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Is there a config file for Cinnamon MENU. Need template

What I can do: a) I can find the .desktop files in /usr/share/applications. b) in the Cinnamon desktop, I can right-click menu button > configure > Open the menu editor. This latter mechanism (menu ...
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How can I configure this proxy that use a “script address” on Ubuntu 14.04?

I am not so into Linux and I have the following problem trying to set a proxy to go on Internet from the company network. Using Windows 8.1 I have this conffiguration. Going into the Network ---> ...
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converting usb_modeswitch command to /etc/usb_modeswitch.d entry

Another upgrade broke my modem yet again. Back in the day, before Ubuntu would ever begin to support it, I'd use a script that started with a line: usb_modeswitch -v 12d1 -p 14fe -V 12d1 -P 1506 -...
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Huion H610 hotkeys

Been fussing over this for awhile, but found my problem seems unique compared to others, so no instructions have been helpful. I purchased an H610 graphics tablet, running it on my Ubuntu 15.10 ...
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how to setup simple scan on a local USB brother printer

There are similar questions out there, no answers yet. I have found; Brother-L2540D: setup brscan4 for usb printer Brother DCP-7065DN, Ubuntu 14.04 64bit: Can print to network printer but cannot use ...
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how to setup pppoe on ubuntu through unity's network configuration

I am using ubuntu 15.10 and want to setup pppoe on it. I open the network configuration of unity. there is two options. one is wired and the other one is proxy. I press wired and click the plus button....
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How do I fully configure Cinnamon?

I've installed Cinnamon over LXDE in Ubuntu 15.10, and I removed everything LXDE-related. When the computer wakes from sleep (i.e, when I close and reopen the lid), I enter my password (into a non-...
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Linux / ubuntu knowledge [duplicate]

I'm quite new to linux. Fo few years hardly using linux (seen some distros). I have general knowledge about bash programming, administration. Lately have dived into Raspberry PI and Ubuntu based ...
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system-wide git settings

I would like to set git defaults for all users on my system. Where can I find the global system-wide configuration? There is no such file as /etc/gitconfig Thanks.
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Launch firefox in fullscreen mode on startup [duplicate]

I've created the "firefox.desktop" file at ~/.config/autostart to launch the firefox like other startup applications. I'd like it to be launched in full screen (for now, I have to press F11 manually ...
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What does it mean to restart your session?

I just went into the gnome-control-center > Region & Language and changed the Formats section to Russian Federation, however now it is tell me to restart the session: But what does this mean?...
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how to use ubuntu server 12.04 for hosting website without server

i have installed ubuntu server 12.04, but i don't have a router and the installation can not be proccessed without a router, because in newtwork is have choose briged connection. how can you install ...
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Change static IP other than editing /etc/network/interfaces file and network manager

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10. I installed Asterisk 11. During install one of the steps was to set static IP in /etc/network/interfaces. I did that and all is well. I've since been working away. Today I ...