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Filering received mail by aliases file

I have setup an Ubuntu mail server with /etc/aliases. In the aliases file there is an alias all: group1, group2, group3, where each of the groups is defined on its own. The problem is that due to ...
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E: The package aftershot2 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it

Can someone please tell me how to fix this I'm running the latest xubuntu and the ubuntu software center keeps freezing. I can't get the new update. I've tried downloading the sympatic packager but it ...
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cannot boot - Ubuntu 14.04 server - waiting for network configuration error

i am having problem booting into a ubuntu server. the simple error is "waiting for network configuration" The problem started when the server got turned off due to power failure. i have tried ...
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Cron can't find file at night?

I have a cron job written to root (I'm writing to a log in /var/log so need root permission). The problem is that sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. The cron job is simply to call a python ...
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I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 from a USB stick and “Resizing Partition” has been stuck at 0% for about an hour and a half

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 from a USB stick (created with this) on the only disk in a new machine that I've just built. When I got to disk partitioning I picked the first option. It's ...
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Can I configure dm-cache to only cache small files?

We're deploying an Active Directory domain controller slash file server in a small NGO, using Ubuntu Server/Samba and a conventional HDD, due to budgetary concerns. I'm concerned about the dismal ...
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Can't see apache2 default page in ubuntu

I have successfully installed lamp in my virtual machine which is currently in azure cloud,but when i access the public ip through web browser i will get webpage not available error message.I have ...
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Keyboard stopped working on Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop running on a server

I am running an Ubuntu 14.04 Destkop on a remote server. I have been working with it since 2 weeks ago, but suddenly (a moment ago) my keyboard does not respond at all. I can not type anything. The ...
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Error while setting up an encrypted partition with cryptsetup

My goal is to install Ubuntu encrypted on a server with the help of the recovery console (from the hoster) via debootstrap. So I run the recovery console, which boots a live system (therefore I cannot ...
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Reset password for mysql in ubuntu:

Refer from this question (Resetting forgotten phpmyadmin password) I am trying to reset the password of mysql installed.But run the third command mysql -u root mysql i will get the error ERROR 1045 ...
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Trying to ssh into virtualbox static ip ubuntu from debian host

So, I messed with my /etc/network/interface and assigned the different addresses basically blindfolded. I can't even ping google, and really don't know what my addresses should be. This file ...
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How to set credentials for network printer when setting it up through CUPS web interface

I'm working on setting up an Ubuntu Server, it's in a virtual machine now, but will go physical once I figure all this stuff out. I have a Windows 7 box which acts as a print server, all my Ubuntu ...
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Cannot write anything to FTP in my new limux server

this is my first post here so I hope I do nothing wrong. My problem is I cannot paste or edit any files through ftp in my new Linux server and I've tried chmod and chown but nothing works. It says ...
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How to prevent specific IP addresses from even connecting to my dedicated server

I've been using this site for Ubuntu-related help for quite some time now, since I own two dedicated servers that run Ubuntu 12.04, which I run gameservers on. Recently, I discovered the wonders of ...
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Connection to Courier-Imap only possible with active user login

I am using Xubuntu as home-server with courier-imap, postfix and fetchmail. Remote connections to imap time out until I open a ssh session. Also mails are delivered to /var/spool/mail instead of ...
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Auto deployment from bare Git repo to Apache

I am configuring a Ubuntu Server for our project now, Gitolite and Apache are working now without any problem and they are on same server, What I want right now is deploy Git repository to Apache ...
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How to run docker-compose at bootup?

This is on an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS VM running Docker and I suspect respawn is the cause of my problem but not sure of the ideal solution. Current upstart script (cat /etc/init/dockersuitecrm.conf) ...
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E: unable to locate the package oversip

I got this error E: unable to locate the package oversip when I write this command sudo apt-get install oversip
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Proxy Network setting for NTP servers in Ubuntu

As debug check list on my host machine is configured to accept UDP packets on the NTP port 123. As I am working PROXY server and trinying to get connected through NTP, but everytime it was sysnced ...
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how to set set up TFTPD and DHCP for PXE like booot

I am trying to setup tftpd and dhcp to assign IP address to router and then to pass the server and path to kernel image, which will be booted. All the guides I have located tell me to install and ...
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Shared remote desktop over lightdm after reboot

On an Ubuntu 14.10 box, I set up vino-server and enabled remote desktop, which allowed me to see the applications currently running as the user sees them. However, I could not log in if the computer ...
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How to fix apt-get broken updating wireshark

After an update a few months ago Wireshark would not update. I learned to un-check it but forgot today. Updater has downloaded all the updates. I get the following error messages when I try to ...
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Complete walk through on creating a new user +Key if nessecary

I am very new to all of this. I use PuTTY to access my WHM Minecraft server without any issue as root. I want to make a new account, I have googled for 2 days and nothing is working. ...
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Why does the server version 14.04.1 (supported until 2019) is not available for download?

On the ubuntu.com download page for server, I can only download 14.04.2. But this version is not a LTS (EOL is august 2016). 14.04.1 is supported until 2019 but is not available in the "alternative ...
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Coverting Ubuntu desktop 14.04 LTS on virtualbox to fresh install of Ubuntu Desktop

I currently have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop installed on virtualbox. I have been using it as a server, but now I am going to try and convert it to a full on server edition of Ubuntu (not on virtualbox). ...
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Load balancing apache (Linux) with IIS (Windows)

I've got a server (Linux) with Apache2 (2.4.7), Phpmyadmin VSFTPD and Wordpress, a second Linux server with MySQL running alone and a Windows machine with IIS and Wordpress running. I'm looking to try ...
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How to get an apache core dump?

I am having problems with my 14.10 Ubuntu Server. Upon performing certain actions my apache2 restarts with a segmentation fault error. In order to debug this issue I would like to create a core dump. ...
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Change the time format for good on ubuntu server

I've noticed the date is misaligned, namely I got month day, hours and year, all mixed up - obviously I'm having the problem with the inverted date going as month-day-year. The ls command formats ...
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An error with MySQL

An exception occurred: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (111) This is what I get when I try to visit one site! The question is: is it releated to my ...
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Samba File server

I know, there are a lot of articles about my request but everyone is different and I am getting confused. My question: I’ve installed a samba server (14.04- 64 bit), the server has 1 2TB hard drive ...
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Server 14.04 froze and now I have a login loop

I have spent hours trying to get past this but to no avail. The server froze. I had to reset it using the power button. Now at the terminal login, I enter credentials, the standard screen showing ...
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What is the best way to access /var/www on another computer?

If you are making a website on Ubuntu Desktop and you want to move your files to another computer with Ubuntu Server, what is the best way to do it?
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Samba mount through fstab but only with permissions for one user

I recently set up a server with samba file sharing. On the clients I would like to automount the server during boot using fstab. I read a few tutorials and ended up using this line in /etc/fstab ...
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Crawling desktop on Ubuntu 14.04.2 server on an Intel S1200v3RPS server board

I asked this question earlier but have more specific situation to report. I have this new S1200v3RPS motherboard and it runs fine with Ubuntu except when it comes to using the Desktop. The desktop ...
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How to configure my Ubuntu VPS as a proxy (using commands in terminal)? [on hold]

I have a VPS in the Internet and I want to use it as a proxy for other clients. The VPS is running Ubuntu server version, so I have no GUI can be used. I want to know what packages need to be ...
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How can I start a simple X with just firefox? [duplicate]

I'm trying to start a simple X server with just one app open, which is Firefox. Basically, I want to power on my Ubuntu server and show Firefox, nothing else. Is there a way to make this possible? ...
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Virtualmin, mounted disk under home directory, but have permission errors [on hold]

I have a virtualmin installation in debian 7. My hard drive was full so mounted a second under home directory (/home/disk2) using fstab file. I created a virtual server and moved it to second drive by ...
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Two different Networks, 2xRouter some routing Fail need help!

I have some problems with my Settings, if someone can check it and analyze whats wrong. NETWORKPLAN MY current settings: /etc/network/interfaces Wan auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp LAN auto eth1 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 Unity Runs very slowly on Intel S1200v3RPS motherboard with Intel Xeon E3 1231 v3 processor

I installed Ubuntu server 14.04.2. I have not installed any drivers or firmware updates for the motherboard. A look at Intel's download link for the S1200v3RP family of motherboards, shows no firmware ...
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how to activate zimbra monitoring [on hold]

how to activate monitoring in zimbra?? I already installed zimbra 8.6 in ubuntu server 12.04 using VMWare, but I can't check monitoring zimbra. can anyone fix my problem?
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System D services Disabled on Boot list Ubuntu 14.10

I'm still a noob in many ways, but I have been running a Ubuntu home server in various forms for the last two years. Mostly just for my own education, so experimentation and exploration usually guide ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.5 64bit no /usr/lib64/?

I am currently trying to setup a domU on XEN Hypervisor based on some tutorials. My XEN installed on Ubuntu 12.04.5 Server x64 bit.. (Clean install) I can't find /usr/lib64 only /usr/lib and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Kiosk, start services before chrome kiosk starts

I am currently building a Ubuntu kiosk, using this guide. The guide itself is great, but I am trying to start other services before chrome is executed in kiosk mode. I currently have: ...
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Try DHCP first, if it fails assign static address and use the machine as a DHCP server itself

As the title says, I have a tiny screenless Ubuntu server that I move around, that has two different behaviors and needs to adapt automatically, that is, without any human intervention, at bootstrap: ...
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How do I forward SIP calls

I need to set up a SIP client that forwards calls to Google Voice(via POTS call or alternate) Could I use asterisk for this? I have an always-on Ubuntu VPS which could be used for this.
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Is a Beowulf cluster a solution for me?

Background I'm an undergrad working on an scientific experiment. Till now I was pilot testing our one of the program on Ubuntu 12.04 and now I need to deploy it. The PC on which I tested the program ...
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Ubuntu landscape openstack installer troubleshooting help

I have installed successfully the Ubuntu landscape openstack autopilot installer. I created a couple of VM's successfully and can log into them by associating an IP. Now here comes the issues, after ...
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Installing wordpress with remote access

Probably a very easy question to solve, but is there any recent information on how to install wordpress with remote access? I've found a few online but they're all a few years old and giving ...
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Monitor RAM and CPU usage on Remote Server?

I want to monitor the CPU and RAM usage on my remote server and set up a notification system which notifies me when the RAM usage is high and automatically kill that process. I tried the Nagios ...
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do-release-upgrade stalled

I am in the middle of a do-release-upgrade 10.04 to 12.04 server but it appears to have stalled while upgrading mysql Configuration file `/etc/mysql/my.cnf' ==> Modified (by you or by a script) ...