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how to use ubuntu desktop as a mail server?

I'm a open source web developer and I'm just using ubuntu 11.10 x64 desktop version as my web server by installing PHP MySQl and Apache 2. I mainly use PHP to send email from my web server. But I wish ...
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How enable desktop sharing for VPS server ubuntu 12.04

I just got a vps server running 12.04, I have ssh access but I don't know how access GUI and remote desktop
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Mount ecryptfs automatically after ftp login

How can I get my ubuntu server 12.04 to automatically mount the encrypted home partition after an ftp login? It will automatically mount after an ssh login and I can then access the encrypted ...
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After fresh install of Server 12.04.01 I get “Temporary failure resolving 'us.archive.ubuntu.com'”. How to fix? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: apt-get update fails to fetch files, “Temporary failure resolving …” error Just installed Server 12.04.01 with LAMP and now I am looking to add PhpMyAdmin and php-pear. ...
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VLC 2.0.3.. can't enable http interface

I'm new to linux world, and happy with my ubuntu 12.04 64-bit server. I am working in a re-streaming project and got stuck around access the stream in the server. Already fixed quite issues, except ...
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From command line without internet how to install software from the installation DVD?

I don't have an internet connection. I've installed Ubuntu 12.10 server on one machine. From the command line appreciate your help for how to select/install additional software and/or libraries from ...
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ubuntu cobbler server - importing distros

I setup and fully configured ubuntu-12.04-server machine with cobbler/dhcp running in about 10 minutes (compared to taking over an hour on centos 5.8). I discovered the cobbler import which appears to ...
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Saving has been disabled by system administrator [duplicate]

I have coded my own HTML website recently, and today I wanted to add a Google calendar object to it. Today I got an error when trying to save the Google calendar code. I am the admin on my Ubuntu PC, ...
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How would I see a list of current packages and compare them to the ones being upgraded?

I'm running 12.10 on a server and I have a list of packages that need to be upgraded. However I can run the command sudo aptitude to see what they are and what their about which is fine. My question ...
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Weird output of 12.04 server on terminal from the start

I'm trying to install XBMC on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server. After installing nvidia-current and xinit, the machine boots up in text mode, no surprise there, but just prints bogus letters like shown in the ...
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Problem with apt-get update on ubuntu server

I have ubuntu 32 bit 12.04 server edition but i am having issues with apt-get updating. The server is able to ping the outside world (both 8.8.8.8 and www.google.com) but when I attempt to sudo ...
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ZFS partition as swap

I'm using native-zfs and was wondering if there is a way to use a ZFS partition for SWAP. I'm running my server off of a thumbdrive and thought that would be a good way to speed it up a little bit.
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Mouse stopped responding after installing Ubuntu Server

It was 2 operating systems on my machine, Windows 7 and Ubuntu Desktop 12.04, both 64bit version. All works well, firstly I installed Win, then the Desktop version of Ubuntu, lasts's GRUB rewrites ...
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A script to call /opt/myfolder/myscript

I am try to have it when I log into the server that all I have to do is type start myscript from the location of /opt/myfolderofscripts/myscripts and also have it say starting script. I don't want ...
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What is an appropriate way to install Lustre on a ubuntu 12.10 cluster

I have a 24-nodes cluster installed with Ubuntu 12.10. What is the suggested way to install a relatively new Lustre version on such a cluster?
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ifconfig not showing all IPs bound to the machine

I have configured multiple IP addresses on a ubuntu box, but when I run ifconfig it shows just one of them. I am able, however, to ping all other adresses assigned to this machine. ...
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simple method to install a mail server

I am looking for a simple way to install a mail server on my Ubuntu server. I would like to be able to receive and send emails though a webmail (e.g. roundcube). I have a domain name. The web server ...
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Ubuntu network remote accounts

Can I make an ubuntu network and have users be able to access accounts on multiple machines.
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bridge a connection and keep same ip and subnet

I have googled this for a while now but am not able to find answer to this question. I have my xbox bridged to my ubuntu pc. Everything works, maybe just gives an nat error now and then. I want to be ...
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Is there a tool for validating /etc/network/interfaces files?

I always like to test new config files before deploying them--with tools like apachectl configtest and named-checkconf. It's rare that mistakes crop up, but catching them before deployment ...
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E:sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)

I'm doing an upgrade with sudo apt-get upgrade After I press Enter: do you want to continue [y/n]? y dedconf: apt-extracttemplates failed:No such file or directory extracting templates from ...
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If a company is using ubuntu on its servers/dektops, does it have to pay?

a friend of my friend has started a small firm and given me the responsibility to erect all the IT infrastructure required? I'm basically a windows guy that too on the developer side. But recently I ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu Server from 11.04 to 11.10 without internet connection

We have application software that really likes Ubuntu Server 11.10. I need to upgrade several 11.04 servers to this version. Two questions: The servers that need to be upgraded do not have Internet ...
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Setting up putty key

really hope you can help me here, i have a 12.04 server and a linux pc at home which i set up ssh keygen for with no problems, i want to now gain laptop entry to the server [win7] using putty, i have ...
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Cannot change permission for /var/www/ [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: problems with sudo permissions - /var/lib/sudo owned by uid I recently installed Ubuntu Server and put the GUI on so I can get the hang of Linux. However, I can't seem ...
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How to install Minecraft (Server)

I want to install the Minecraft server in my Ubuntu PC. It can be either the Ubuntu Desktop or Server. How should I proceed to installing the server?
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Disk Space Full

Setting up Ubuntu 10.04 server, the / disk space shows full under df, however the du does not show any of the space used. This has several mounts to Gluster FS'. I have tried a forced FSCK and to ...
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How do I install oracle jdk 7 on ubuntu server 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Sun/Oracle’s proprietary Java 6/7 JRE or JDK? Folks, I'm new in ubuntu server. As I understand it, Oracle retired the Operating System Distributor's ...
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Mac mini 6,1 Ubuntu Server

I'm having some issues installing Ubuntu Server on my mac mini 6,1. It does boot on the USB stick, install run smoothly but then after I have a 'No Operating System Found' message when i try to boot. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Server ping gateway responds with destination host unreachable

I consider myself fairly avid with Ubuntu and Linux, but this one has me stumped. I built up a Xen Server using Ubuntu 12.04 as the base operating system. It has multiple domUs running on it. My ...
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mysql show databases not showing databases that are in /opt/bitnami/mysql/data directory

I have an ebs-backed ec2 ubuntu server which is running but unreachable. There are very stupidly no recent backups. I made a snapshot of the block, created a volume, spun up a new instance, ...
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Unable to “rm” a file named “() - .” due to “No such file or directory”

A script I wrote named a file "() - ." according to Filezilla. Filezilla was unable to delete it from the server so I tried to "rm "() - ." from inside the containing folder and received "rm: cannot ...
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How do I get resolvconf to regenerate resolv.conf after I change /etc/network/interfaces?

After updating /etc/network/interfaces with something very similar to below, how do I get /etc/resolv.conf to update? I tried (as root) resolver -u, service networking restart but they didn't work. I ...
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Resize options on Ubuntu server virtualbox grayed out

Running Ubuntu server guest on Windows 7. Guest additions are installed properly to the best of my knowledge. But the resizing options are greyed out. The screen stays the same size in full screen and ...
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How to run a local and external website on same computer with 2 NIC's, 2 Routers and 3 separate networks?

Hello and hopefully I can get some answers to my question, though I think I'm making it more complicated for myself than it has to be. My business is a used auto dealership, and I'm in the process of ...
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Auto shutdown server if there was no activity

My server should shutdown after 01:00 am, if there was no activity in the past hour. Lets say there was the last connection at 00:43 then it should check again at 01:43. How to write such a ...
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Is it true that there will not be 32-bit Ubuntu Server 12.10 ?

Is it true that there will not be 32-bit versions of Ubuntu Server anymore? If so, that's really unfortunate.
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Unable to ssh into Ubuntu VM running w/ a NAT ip address even w/ openssh-server installed

This is a fresh install of Ubuntu Server 12.10 running VirtulBox 4.8.2 on a Kubuntu 12.10 host. I have Ubuntu Server running w/ a NAT'ed IP Address (10.0.2.X or something like that). I want to ssh ...
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Is server alive app

I'm just wondering, is there an Ubuntu program to check if certain IP's are up ? I have a few servers and i'm searching for a small program\app\indicator to ping\telnet\tcp-connect my servers and ...
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mysql not starting

I have a server running on rackspace.com, it been running for about a year (collecting data for a project) and no problems. Now it seems mysql froze (could not connect either through ssh command line, ...
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dhcp server configured in ubuntu on vmware

How can I test a dhcp server running on Ubuntu in vmware? My dhcp configuration is: ddns: update-style none; default-lease-time 600; max-lease-time 7200; subnet 192.168.56.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 { ...
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Screen resolution very low in tty with nvidia driver

I have this machine with a 1080p HD screen with a nvidia gforce GTS250 card and I just installed Ubuntu server 12.10. After the first boot the GRUB screen was in a wrong resolution, 1280x720. However ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 forked-daapd 5 minute time out issue [closed]

I have a server running ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS and I have installed forked-daapd but i am having the issue where forked-daapd stops working after five minutes of use. Has anyone been able to get around ...
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How do I stop color changes when quitting vi from a terminal emulator?

I have a problem with colors when using vi under Ubuntu 12.04. I'm connecting to my Ubuntu server from a PC, using PowerTerm terminal emulation software. I have PowerTerm set up to display black ...
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How can I get instant CPU load values?

I have made a server-client application in which based on CPU usage and load conditions it serves a file request to user. I am using /proc/loadavg values for this . But this utility gives values ...
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How does landscape calculate memory usage?

I'm trying to debug an OOM situation in an Ubuntu 12.04 server, and looking at the Memory graphs in Landscape, I noticed that there wasn't any serious memory usage spike. Then I looked at the output ...
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Personal Cloud Server [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make my own Dropbox / Ubuntu One server at home Ok, so what I'm wanting to do is turn my old computer into an Ubuntu based cloud server that i can access from outside my ...
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How can I turn off my server when i am in the login screen?

I would like to turn off my server by pressing the power button. The problem is if I am in the login screen (I haven't logged in yet). Pressing the power button will not shutdown my server. How can I ...
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Rebooting from Ubuntu server - minimal desktop installation

I installed server 12.10 with the "--without-recommends ubuntu-desktop" option - this gives a minimal Unity GUI, without most of the addons for a desktop user. But now I cannot figure out how to ...
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Offline MySQL installation (Using deb file and no internet connection)

I downloaded MySQL's installation package and ran the following command after installing a fresh Ubuntu server. dpkg -i mysql-5.5.28-debian6.0-x86_64.deb It installed fine and then I tried starting ...