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Prevent users from encrypting their home folders

How can I prevent users from encrypting their home folder on a server inside our company without removing the respective packages? Are there any policies I can enable to prevent this? Edit: the ...
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Windows-based Network With Ubuntu Server?

I'd like to add an Ubuntu Server to a network including several Windows7 machines. What must I do in order to allow the Ubuntu Server to be 'allowed' to access the home directory on each one of the ...
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How do i set up mod_mono on 11.10?

I have a Amazon Web Services Server with Ubuntu 11.10 installed I have insalled mono and i have successfully dployed ad launched a .NET webservice with xsp4. Now I want to host it on that server. I am ...
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How to configure XRDP to start cinnamon as default desktop session

I was wondering if there is a way to make Cinnamon 1.4 the default environment upon logging in to Ubuntu 12.04. I can install Cinnamon 1.4 without any problems, but I am trying to run XRDP to log in ...
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How to replace/fix a messed up /bin/sh and /bin/dash

I have corrupted my /bin/sh and have no idea how to replace it. I accidentally copied over it. How can I fix this? I am running Ubuntu Server 11.10, no X. update: I have tried the fix that was ...
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Could rsyslog be purging log files?

Today I found a lot of log files empty, these were: /var/log/auth.log /var/log/syslog /var/log/daemon.log /var/log/kern.log /var/log/mail.log /var/log/user.log /var/log/mail.info /var/log/mail.warn ...
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SSD over USB drive Server

I'm thinking upgrading my Server USB drive to a SSD where it will be installed Ubuntu 12.04 and i was wondering if there will be any improvement over the USB ? Thanks
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Setting up a remote mail server

I have an Ubuntu server running at a remote location which I log into with putty My dynamic ip is maintained using a NoIP account. I am trying to learn about php dynamic websites and as a result I ...
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MaaS Enlistment through 12.04 installation CD fails

I am trying to enroll my nodes in my MaaS cluster. I am doing this by booting them from the 12.04 installation CD, and choosing the MAAS installation option. I'm only trying to set up one node right ...
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MDADM Raid 0 won't mount: one drive has bad superblock

I'm quite new in the world of Linux and software-raid but I encountered a problem in which I hope you guys can help me. Few days ago the system was not shutdown properly and when I booted the mdadm ...
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Is it possible or a good idea to run a more or less secure minecraft server without having pre-experience in Ubuntu?

Hello Dear Ubuntu Questions Community, This is my first on this site and is very important to me! I currently run a Minecraft Server that runs on a server that I have to move aways from, and that in ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installation on GPT + RAID going into grub rescue [closed]

I have two 2TB disks. I am installing Ubuntu 12.04 using the alternate version of the server cd. On the partitioning page I have done my partitioning as follows /dev/sda1 - 32 MB - bios_grub ...
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How do i fix problem with Ubuntu 11.10 server and gitweb?

Hi and sorry for bad english first :(... i have one ubuntu 11.10 server and i wanna make gitweb server. i refered to this site - ...
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How to play MP3 files using Rhythmbox? [duplicate]

Yesterday I just installed the Ubuntu 12.04 for the first time, the problem is that I can't play and of the MP3 files that I have. I get this error: Required plugin could not be found Python ...
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Getting “HTTP Error 500 (Internal Server Error)” while installing Codeigniter

I have no idea why this installation is giving me this problem but for some reason my lamp installation will not show the Codeigniter welcome page. At first I was getting: 403 forbidden So I changed ...
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How To Set Up Bazaar Server On Ubuntu Server

How do you set up a Bazaar server on Ubuntu server? I have home server running Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS I want to use as a Bazaar central server. How do I do that? (create repository (if not the same), ...
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Netdisco for Ubuntu server

Has anyone had luck installing netdisco through apt-get? I couldn't get it to work. I tried netdisco-frontend, netdisco-backend, netdisco-common, netdisco-installer. I used the command: sudo apt-get ...
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How can I upgrade nginx after adding ppa:nginx/development?

I've installed nginx via the ppa stable repository via  add-apt-repository ppa:nginx apt-get install nginx which adds the stable release. But now I'd like to switch to the development ...
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Weird port 9000 service, how do I find out what it is?

root@server:~# sudo netstat -tlnp Active Internet connections (only servers) Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State PID/Program name tcp 0 0 ...
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Courier won't start because /usr/sbin/pop3d doesn't exist

My courier-pop and courier-imap servers won't start. I'm using an old Ubuntu 6.06 box. I did an apt-get update and apt-get upgrade 2 days ago, which may have messed things up (there were a few ...
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How do I convert a desktop install into a server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the easiest way to strip a desktop edition to a server edition? I installed Ubuntu with an alternate CD (for software RAID), not realizing that that installs a ...
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Is it good practice to backport source packages from newer Ubuntu releases?

My plan is like this: Say I'm running 12.04 LTS, life is good, but its packages guadually become old. Then 12.10 is out, I add a deb-src line in my sources.list, and backport (download source, build, ...
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Can I use Juju for a single Server or do I need to work in a cloud

Can I use Juju on a single home server using Ubuntu Server 12.04 or do I have to be in a cloud environment to work with it?
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Can't access localhost

I can't access anything inside of localhost, whenever I try to access anything inside of localhost it gives me 403 Forbidden error. I also can't add any files into the var/www/ folder unless I open it ...
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How to shrink a partition without using GParted?

Unfortunately all the answers I found involve GParted. I thought I could be using parted, but apparently the "parted resize" command has some limitations with respect to GParted when working on a ...
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Ubuntu Server: Intel Driver Uses Lots of RAM

I have tried installing Squeeze, Lucid and Oneiric on my new dedicated server (The host doesn't have Precise yet), and noticed that on fresh install they have very different memory usages. On Lucid ...
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Dropbox service not starting automatically after kernel upgrade

I upgraded a kernel on my 64bit 12.04 server and now the Dropbox service is not launching after the reboot. I can still start it manually by: sudo service dropbox start I was using the instructions ...
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I can't open sh files with LXTerminal

I'm fairly new to lubuntu and had planned to run my mine craft server on it. The problem is that I can not run sh files. The window just flashes when I run with lxterminal - command" ...
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How to bring up System settings GUI tool using Cygwin-X over SSH

I am connecting to my headless ubuntu 12.04 server using SSH and I want to make some changes to system settings. There is no desktop manager running so VNC is not an option for me. I have Cygwin-X ...
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Upgrade path for Jaunty Server?

I have a very old installation of Jaunty that I would like to eventually get up to the current version of Ubuntu LTS. I cannot do the normal network upgrades, as there is no continued support for ...
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How do I configure Mediawiki on EC2 if anonymous browsing is disabled?

So I have new MediaWiki instance install on a brand new Amazon EC2 instances. All is going swimmingly, until I have to log in via the web browser to configure it. Since I'm running on a hosted server, ...
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tightvncserver on ubuntu 12.04 server with ubuntu-desktop installed no unity

The tight vnc server is running but unity does not get loaded. I changed the xstartup to: unset SESSION_MANAGER . /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc [ -x /etc/vnc/xstartup ] && exec /etc/vnc/xstartup [ ...
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Cannot install mysql-server (5.5.22) on clean ubuntu 12.04 LTS server

I have a clean minimal install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server 64-bit (just a root user and nothing alse installed). I tried to install the mysql-server with the following command: apt-get install ...
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Ubuntu AMI with swap for micro instance

The default Ubuntu AMI does not have swap enabled, but it is not suitable for production use as the machine just crash when it is Out Of Memory. Are there existing images with swap enabled so I can ...
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How do I modify this preseed snippet to partition my hard drive?

I'm attempting to create my first Ubuntu Server 10.04-4 LTS x64 preseed file and I'm afraid I can't figure out the hard drive partitioning aspect: I have a 2TB hard disk that I need configured as ...
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How do I configure a preseed to skip the language support question?

I'm attempting to create a preseed configuration file for automating the install of Ubuntu Server 10.04-4 LTS x64 via a bootable USB thumb drive and I've hit a major snag in the process. The ...
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MAAS node install shutdown error when installing from CD-ROM

I am trying out the new MAAS tool on my laptop and have installed the MAAS server in a VirtualBox VM. Since the PXE boot option is not working for me in a virtualized enviornment I tried to install a ...
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Where is ubuntu server for Intel system? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My processor is 64-bit - does that mean I need the amd64 image? I downloaded from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/server. I didn't know it was not for Intel system until ...
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grub2 loopback booting ubuntu server iso

I've got usb-keys setup to multi-boot different linux images using grub2 loopback. The standard ubuntu release isos boot fine, however when attempting to use the server iso it will fail to install ...
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How do you install Openstack? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Has anyone test-driven and/or written a howto for OpenStack cloud? The announcement was made that Ubuntu will now package openstack by default, at the install window, do ...
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Is PPTP a secure VPN-protocol?

I will be setting up a VPN on my home server and in tutorials I've read it says that the protocol can only be used with passwords, not key-files. To me this doesn't seem very secure so I was wondering ...
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“Unable to create Node: timed out” error when creating node in MAAS

I am trying out the new MAAS tool on my laptop and have installed the MAAS server in a VirtualBox VM. I want to try adding nodes so I created a couple of VMs in VirtualBox that boot from the network ...
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How to use ubuntu server full screen in virtualbox?

I have installed Ubuntu server 12.4 in Oracle Virtual box, after completing installation, i cant use the Ubuntu server in full screen,guest additions present in virtual box will work in ubuntu ...
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Install GUI for Ubuntu server from desktop CD

I have very low internet speed in my home. I need to install GUI for Ubuntu server edition without the use of the internet. I have an Ubuntu desktop CD. How do I do this?
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USB drive install of Ubuntu 12.04 Server fails - can't find components from CD-ROM

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 Server (32bit) on a machine here using a USB stick. I used the Universal-USB-Installer-1.8.9.4 which has support for 12.04 server to get the ISO onto the USB drive. ...
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How do I add different packages to MAAS clients on installation?

I would like to modify the images that are included in MAAS so that I can install laptops and desktops with it instead of the normal cloud images.
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Is multiple mysqld processes for 1 mysql server is normal?

I'm not an server administrator, but i would like to know why on the server i have like 10 myslq instances? Is it good or bad? Does it negatively impact speed of my website? Here's screenshot: ...
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How do I use Ubuntu Server as file server?

In our company we would like to install Ubuntu server for file sharing, is it possible to use Ubuntu as file server for windows based client Operating systems. what is the procedure to make Ubuntu ...
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Keeping 12.04 Server updated properly [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between apt-get upgrade and apt-get dist-upgrade? I just installed a copy of 12.04 Server and would like to know if I should use apt-get ...
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Recovering mysql database from an unbootable hard disk

We have installed a Linux Authentication Gateway (run on Ubuntu Server) for more than a year ago. It has several features built in upon install such as Squid, php5, mysql, etc. The thing is this: we ...