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How do I wget a file from any machine on the network?

I have more than 100 systems running ubuntu. I have a configuration file in one of these systems say 172...10. Can i get that configuration file from the other sytem say 172...100 using wget? I have ...
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PHP-FastCGI start command not found

I have set up Nginx on my server, and now want to allow it for php files too, i followed http://library.linode.com/web-servers/nginx/php-fastcgi/ubuntu-10.04-lucid step by step. But for ...
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CLI Screenshot/Streaming screen

is there any way how i can make a screenshot of CLI command "screen -r", then save it as .txt? And set it up as cron job so i can stream my "screen -r" command? Is there any way how i can stream my ...
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Minimal server installation

I am currently running Ubuntu Server 10.10 through a virtual machine to use as a stack for web development and a chance to get to grips with the Ubuntu command line, however I'd really like to set up ...
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Ubuntu server: weird terminal

One of the ubuntu 10.10 servers present a weird terminal upon logon. It isn't bash. Even backspace does a weird thing. I have to manually enter bash to get my good old bash shell back. The server was ...
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How can i limit disk space usage for one user?

Like.. User john123, you can only use 100mb of my harddisk. User jake155, you can only use 250mb of my harddisk.
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How to setup a ubuntu home network based on a powerful server and many outdated laptops as terminals?

I am wondering if it is easy to do this. I know that using X to serve the other computers ain't that difficult. I just have no idea how would I have to configure the laptops in order for them to work ...
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Connecting to Internet Through Another Computers Connection

I have an old laptop running Ubuntu 10.10 (server edition) that I want to connect to the Internet, but it's Wireless card isn't working properly, so on the recommendation by a friend, I tried to ...
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Forceably set permissions when running rsync

Currently I am backing up gigabytes and gigabytes of data from a live server to a backup server using an rsync/ssh combination script, allowing for automated operation every night with a cron job. ...
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Ubuntu server unstable performance

I am experiencing frequent drops in performance of my server (affects both webserver performace and ssh). It may work fine all day and then suddenly pages load 10 times slower. After awhile it comes ...
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What is the proper way to install Puppet on a server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install a puppetmaster? We've got several Ubuntu 10.04 servers and I'm looking to deploy Puppet for configuration management. The machines already have RVM ...
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pdftohtml outputting low resolution background images. help?

runnning: pdftohtml -c document.pdf output.htm this returns the normal output but the background images are of such low quality they cannot be read. Is this a bug with pdftohtml or can I change ...
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How do I install RabbitMQ?

Can someone please help me by letting me know how to install Rabbit MQ server...any links are heartily welcomed...
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Hyper-v and ubuntu 10.04 apt-get update

I have issues with 10.04 and 10.10 servers. I'm trying to do apt-get update command, but it is stuck on get. There is some solutions in here: apt-get update stuck on "Waiting for Headers". ...
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Activating broadcom wireless drivers in CLI

The wireless card as identified by lspci: Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4318] (rev 02) I'm new to Ubuntu and ...
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How can I build a website without 'coding' knowledge?

I have a Ubuntu server network & have decided to make a website. Can anyone suggest some free tools that will help me do this without having to code HTML or CSS?
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Could Ask Ubuntu run on Ubuntu + Mono?

Inspired by the old Hacker News conversation about this webiste, I'm wondering: Could Ubuntu and Mono run an ASP.NET MVC website like Ask Ubuntu? The technology is the focus here instead of the ...
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error: no such device: GUID

I have an old(er) machine that I'm trying to wipe out and install ubuntu 10.04. The machine has 4 500GB HDDs that were previously set up as a raid. When I run the installer, it asks if I want to ...
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define static routes at boot

I'm running Ubuntu desktop 10.04 and on every boot the machine cannot be accessed from outside the LAN. after running sudo route add default gw 192.168.1.1 everything works as expected. Is there any ...
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How do I use simpleproxy?

Can some one give me an example scenario where this package can be used? http://packages.ubuntu.com/dapper/simpleproxy
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Installing mysql causes Error 2002 error

I tried installing mysql server a couple of times and I'm having problems. First of all, when I install it gives me a message that it's setting up and it just hangs. I can't ctl + c out of it, so I ...
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How To Create a Personal VM Server

I have a personal Ubuntu server at home for my various personal development needs. I often spend time to configure it for various purposes e.g. for serving a blog or my mercurial repositories etc. ...
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When your web server starts paging memory to disk and slows to a crawl, what's the best way to recover?

I've been shutting down and restarting the server, but is there something short of that you can do to quickly recover from a high-paging situation?
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RAID 10 not being found by installer

I had ubuntu installed with raid 0 enabled. I have added 2 more disks went into the bios deleted and created a new raid setup using raid 10 (total of 4 disks now). However during install of ubuntu ...
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PowerMac G4 no console and/or crash on boot [closed]

I found an old G4 PowerMac (Silver 2002 AFAICT, 933MHz CPU with 256MB PC133 RAM) the other day and decided to use it as a server. I've done all this many times before on PC hardware, though never on ...
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Why is there only one configuration management tool in the main repository?

How is it that Cfengine does not exist in the Ubuntu (10.04 LTS) Main Repository? I can't find a discussion of this anywhere (using Google). The only configuration management in Ubuntu Main seems to ...
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Netatalk 100x slower than scp with USB disk

I have netatalk install on a headless Ubuntu box on my lan. I have a usb drive mounted on /mnt/ext. When attempting to copy a ~700 MB file from the box using netatalk (afp) OR samba, my estimated time ...
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How to install Ubuntu One server software or alternative for personal use? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make my own “dropbox, ubuntu one” server at home I have a Debian based box in my house that runs as a webserver, and a 4GB bootable usb-stick with Ubuntu. I ...
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Can I use a desktop install as a server?

I'm new to Linux and Ubuntu is my first distribution. I have chosen Ubuntu because I want to learn more about Linux. I'm under time constraints and need to setup a server as soon as possible. I have ...
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Can I modify power-management settings on a laptop running Ubuntu Server?

It's my first time running ubuntu server and I'm trying to figure out a way to prevent the machine from going into suspend mode (I'm guessing) when the Lid is closed on the Laptop. Is it possible to ...
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How do I set up a virtual private network in VirtualBox?

I am trying to set up a VPN in a virtual box machine running Ubuntu 10.10. All attempts so far have failed and even when I set up the VPN it keeps saying failed connection. Any help at all here would ...
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What Fibre Cards can I use with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server

What PCIe based fibre cards can I use with Ubuntu? I have been trying to find a native fibre card which works with Ubuntu Server but am unable to. I would really appreciate any help you can point me ...
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Is there a preferred way to set up a virtual Ubuntu server on a desktop?

I love Ubuntu, and as I am searching the internet, I am finding that some questions I have have not been answered yet. One of them is if there is a preferred way to set up a virtual server. I look ...
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How can I run samba?

I have server running Ubuntu 10.10. Never used samba before, as I never had windows machines, but now I need it. So I did: apt-get install samba smbfs smbclient. Packages are installed, but I have ...
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I have Ubuntu 9.04 on my Xen VPS - can I upgrade it to 10.10?

I use Ubuntu 9.04 (the most recent version that the VPS host provided) on a Xen VPS. The kernel version seem to be something Xen-specific: 2.6.18-194.32.1.el5xen. I would like to have the most recent ...
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How do I increase the text size of the text on a console?

I have ubuntu-server on my server and also in terminals and an application squeegee in text mode. This version 9.10 of ubuntu-serversystem came with a resolution at the terminal, which makes use of ...
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Accessing host LVM partition from Windows XP through Virt.manager 0.8.5 / Qemu / KVM

requested use case is having a Windows XP SP3 guest running in 64bit Ubuntu. (Linux pcs 2.6.35-22-server #35-Ubuntu SMP Sat Oct 16 22:02:33 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux) I want this guest to access an ...
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How can I install other applications after a failed installation using apt-get?

I have a VPS with Ubuntu Server 10.10 x64. I tried to install Java using apt-get install openjdk-6-jre but that fails, see ca-certificates-java fails to install. Now I would like to install PHP with ...
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Why does my application hang in interruptible state?

I am running on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server an GTK application that used to work fine. It suddenly started to hang in interruptible state (Sl+) without any apparent reason. Here is a snippet of the ...
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auto-update and email

I've got several Ubuntu 10.10 servers which should all be set to do automatic security updates. Is there any way I could get them to send me an email when they apply updates (particularly if they ...
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ca-certificates-java fails when trying to install openjdk-6-jre

I use a VPS with Ubuntu Server 10.10 x64. I want to use Java and run the command sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jre but it fails because the installation encounted errors while processing ...
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How to monitor network bandwidth per user on Ubuntu server?

I have some shell users on a server with 300GB of monthly data transfer. How can I monitor bandwidth usage per user?
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Did I lose my RAID again?

A little history: 2 years ago I was really excited to find out that mdadm is so powerful that it even can reshape arrays, so you can start with a smaller array and then grow it as you need. I've ...
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Persistent crashing of Sun JVM [closed]

I've been experiencing a lot of crashes of the Sun JVM on both Ubuntu Server 10.04.1 and 10.04.2. The crashes seem to happening at random intervals. Sometimes they occur when the server is stressed, ...
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Avoid random disk names

I have Ubuntu Server 10.04 1 system disk, and 5 disks in RAID-5 configuration. The problem is that names of these disks are changed from time to time, they are being randomly mixed from time to time ...
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Chrome starts download instead of displaying webpage from local server

I set up Apache web server. When I open http://localhost in Google Chrome, it asks me to download a file. It works correctly with Firefox. How can I resolve this issue?
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Why is the console hanging randomly?

Ubuntu 10.10 Server x64 installed as Virtual Box VM. Fresh install plus postgresql and tomcat6 installed via aptitude. Rebooted the server and now when I run some command the console hangs. For ...
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Heartbeat doesn't start [closed]

Heartbeat don't start on automatic. Network interface is not UP when heartbeat start OS version : 10.04 Exact message in boot.log : Starting High-Availability services: bond1: unknown interface: No ...
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AHCI Hotswap in Lucid Server

Does Lucid support hotswapping of AHCI devices? Is there anything more to it than simply unmounting all filesystems on the drive to be disconnected and plugging in the new disk? 00:1f.2 SATA ...
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GTK applications do not start

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.04 Server on nodes of a computational cluster, and I access the nodes via ssh. I configured a X server, which I start with the command startx -- -ac. The server is ...