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php5-fpm incomplete install - no config file

I've set up a server with Ubuntu 11.04 and Nginx+PHP-FPM+Varnish+APC+MySQL+Memcached+WordPress. Everything runs pretty nice, but there is a tiny problem with the PHP-FPM service. Install goes OK after ...
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Stripping Ubuntu 10.04 Server down to JeOS like setup? [closed]

This question is cross posted from Stack Overflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7113768/stripping-ubuntu-10-04-server-down-to-jeos-like-setup I am setting up a web application to run on cloud ...
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Is 97 processes on an Apache2 server normal?

I have 97 processing running, that's what top reports. I only have the base install + apache2 and php5. Could it really add that much stuff? Or does the ubuntu-desktop have like 300 processes? I ...
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How to enter to the directory with 'cd' command if it has 700 permission

I tried to use sudo cd name_of_dir but getting following error message: sudo: cd: command not found. Is there any other way to open a directory which has 700 permission?
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What do I need to get started with thin clients?

I'm planning to make an ubuntu server (with load balancing to a few offstage computers) and have thin clients connect to it. Unfortunately, I don't know how to make a thin client, or the setup ...
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Squid has “sum hash mismatch” errors with bz2 files

Ive been experiencing problems with my squid3 recently, i am using 10.04.3 LTS. Configured squid as always have been configuring since 8.04.04, but its not working as it should be. Ive been having ...
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How do I disable the vga16fb module during Ubuntu Server setup?

I have used the instructions given in the following link to fix the slow Hyper-V console of a Ubuntu Server box. ...
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Minimal system or minimal virtual machine on install?

I've been thinking a lot about this lately and haven't been able to find any good documentation online that explains this: When installing Ubuntu Server, I can choose between Minimal system and ...
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How to prevent svnserve from overwriting SVN repository permissions?

Some coworkers and I are accessing SVN repositories through SSH. In order to make the repositories readable and writable to all of our accounts, we have created a group called "developers" and made ...
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Should I put /var in a separate partition for a database server?

I will be using a Ubuntu server install as a server for a MySQL database. Is there any benefit to having /var in a separate partition from the root file system?
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GPG can't check signature

I was trying to recompile and rebuild libevent2 source from oneiric on my natty server and I had a small error with gpg not being able to check signature # dpkg-source -x libevent_2.0.12-stable-1.dsc ...
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How to install an older version of rabbitmq on 11.04?

I can install the latest version of rabbitmq-server just fine using sudo apt-get install rabbitmq-server It installs version 2.3.1-1 I tried to install older versions by downloading the .deb file ...
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Adding PPA does not make new packages available

I added the mono PPA (https://launchpad.net/~directhex/+archive/monoxide) to my Maverick Server and did an apt-get update. However, when I try to install mono, I still get the older version - not the ...
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Is it possible to use ubuntu as a windows local network server?

Our local network server is running Windows Server 2008 and most of clients are XP machines. (except me that am an Ubuntu guy :) Currently I installed samba-client and can share my files on the ...
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English language with Norwegian locale+keyboard?

Wanted to try out Ubuntu Server, and I've been stopped by a stupid issue. During the install I choose English language (since that's what I want). Then I choose Norway as my country, since that's ...
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How do I set up a PPTP VPN on my own Ubuntu Server?

Assuming I have a Virtual Private Server from someone like Linode, running Ubuntu, how do I easily set up a PPTP VPN so that Ubuntu clients can connect to it? By default, Ubuntu offers to connect to ...
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Can I set-up a shared network during install?

I'm in the process of installing Ubuntu Server, though the computer has no wifi-card. Our router is in a different room, and I don't have money for a wifi-card right now. So, until I get a card, I was ...
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Problem installing mysql, error in post-installation script

Having problems loading/installing mysql Here is the output while installing: mysql-server-5.1 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 0 B/6,258 kB of archives. ...
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can't ping from virtualbox ubuntu server --nat connection

i set up an ubuntu server in virtual box following these and these instructions.My connection worked,also ssh . Then, i signed up in dyndns.com ,i configured the router ,but in the port forward i ...
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XAMPP vs. Native LAMP Packages

I'm currently in the process of setting up an Ubuntu Desktop setup for a combination of technical writing, heavy statistics/mathematical analysis, and also server-side development and I wanted to know ...
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Won't decrypt home folder, Ubuntu server 11.04

I have a big problem with Ubuntu Server 11.04. When I log into the server with ssh or ftp the files in my Home folder is encrypted. This happened yesterday too, but a reboot fixed it. I just ...
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Monitor goes into power saving mode after grub selection

I installed Ubuntu Server. It loads just fine to the grub selection screen but after making a selection, for some reason the monitor just goes into power saving mode and never wakes back up. I have to ...
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How to run FSCK with write capabilities on a sever with 4+ partitions

I wanted to know how to run the fsck command on a server with write capabilities. The command should run structurally from one hard disk partition to another without any user interaction.
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Where do I set socks5 proxy settings on a server?

Which software is used to setup connection to socks5 proxy from Ubuntu server?
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Set UFW before.rules without restart of server

I use UFW on my Ubuntu server. Unfortunately there are no rules in UFW to port forward to another machine. What you need to do is edit /etc/before.rules and put routing commands there, for example # ...
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SMBFS/CIFS - can't navigate to paths with spaces

Using Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS, I recently upgraded to the latest samba and smbfs via apt-get, and when I mount our windows share via SMB, I'm getting this kind of error: root@orbital testsmb/test# ...
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How to display package upgrade details on command line?

On desktop machines, the Update Manager application is able to show the details of a package upgrade in the section called "Description of update" in the bottom half of the screen. Is there a way to ...
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How to test apache server on Ubuntu Server 10.04 running in VirtualBox?

I installed Ubuntu Server 10.04 via VirtualBox, yes, the I use virtual machine, cuz I am learning ubuntu. I installed apache webserver by this command: sude apt-get install apache2 Everything looks ...
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Additional file system and mount at boot time?

I am new to ubuntu, and I would need you guys help. I installed Ubuntu Server 10.04 64-bit, and I would like to know: What are the commands to add an additional file system and make sure it mount at ...
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How can I force Ubuntu to boot on a stuck boot menu?

I have Ubuntu Server 11.04, but it is headless (no monitor). The only way I want to be able to access it is remotely via SSH. But, sometimes, say after a power loss, when the server restarts, it will ...
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difference between rsyslogd and syslogd

I was trying to implement some changes to syslogd on Ubuntu 10.04.02 LTS (Server edition). I found /etc/syslog.conf is not present on system, instead I have /etc/rsyslogd.d/*.conf. syslogd can be ...
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Changed files are not recognised on mounted drive

I have ubuntu 11 server installed as a virual machine using vmware fusion. Some of my files are on the mounted drive /mnt/hgfs in order to be shared with my mac. Everything works fine until I change ...
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How do I set up an email server?

My VPS is running Ubuntu, and I'd like to be able to receive email to my domain. How do I easily set up a mail server to do this?
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Vmware server vmnet module compilation problem

I am trying to install vmware server 2.02 on a Ubuntu server 10.04.3 64bit version following this guidde https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware/Server . However when i execute the script it jus ...
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how to configure network Authentication?

i would like to configure network authentication can any one help me to configue ldap,ACL,kerberos step by step
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How to setup a domain server for manage windows pc's & ubuntu pc's?

i like to manage windows pc's and ubuntu pc's.Can some one explain me on setting up a ubuntu domain server step by step configuration
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how to configure two Nic for dns & resolv.conf &how to eth0 DNS forwards to eth1 & gw

I have two NICs. Here's my /etc/network/interfaces: auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp //for internet auto eth1 iface eth1 inet static //for lan address 20.X.X.X.X netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast ...
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Hosting a Website with Ubuntu Server 11.04

Was a tie between here and Server Fault, and I decided that it belongs more here. Anyway, I am seeking to host a website on my computer using Ubuntu Server 11.04. I've got just a few questions. ...
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Server Keeps Dropping Active Connections, But Pings

I have a very frustrating problem with a new server I built. On every machine that SSHes in (or any other connection), the connection gets dropped randomly between immediately, and 30 minutes into ...
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How to Roll back newly applied LTS Maintenance Upgrade to the Previous Version

Is there a way to roll back a LTS Maintenance Upgrade to the previous version, say from 10.04.02 LTS from 10.04.03 LTS ? I am not facing a problem now, but need to figure out means to back out the ...
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How do I enable power management on Ubuntu Server?

I have Ubuntu Server 11.04 installed on an old noisy laptop. Its only purpose is to run subversion and I commit code quite rarely, but the laptop should work all the time. So I would like to know how ...
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Error when installing nfs-kernel-server

I continue to get this error when trying to install following: root@127:/home/gordon# sudo apt-get install nfs-kernel-server Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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How can I receive syslog logs from a networked system?

I'd like to configure Ubuntu to receive logs from a DD-WRT router. The router's configuration screen contains the following section: and its logging documentation reads: If you wish to send ...
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Dropbox style syncing of large folders? [closed]

I've researched this quite a bit in the past and have never found a solution that meets my needs perfectly, so I thought I'd throw it out to this community. I have a file server at home that I use to ...
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How do you run Ubuntu Server with a GUI?

Trying to run a Ubuntu server for the first time... But everything is in a terminal. Is there a way to switch to a GUI? Also, the server doesn't have direct access to the internet... So, is there a ...
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Need to pick Machine for Ubuntu Server [closed]

long story short: I need to setup a server in my home, I plan on it being mainly a web/mail/development server, php/apache/mysql/postfix, and of course some development tools (Xdebug), and I need it ...
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Weird looking screen after Ubuntu Server 11.04 boot

I got this after upgrading to 11.04 with some issues. It must be tty7, since Ctrl+Alt+7 does nothing. I can change to tty[0-6] to make the screen look normal, and changing back makes the screen ...
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Can't get to bash in 9.10 Server VM, zombie process and hung tomcat

I have a simple 9.10 Ubuntu server hosted in VirtualBox on a Windows 7 machine. Overview of issues Tomcat crashes Something about a zombie process Can't get to the shell This VM's been runing ...
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Grub prompt after upgrade to 11.04

I realize that there are a lot of information on here/Google about this, but I think my problem is different. I upgraded 9.10 -> 10.04 -> 10.10 -> 11.04. 11.04 failed and I was stuck at the grub ...
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Give apache permission to write to /home/*/www/ directories

LAMP server newbie here: I have a web server (on a VPS that I have full root access to), in which I'm setting up a few users with websites for. I have apache2 and php set up, and I have manually ...