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Turning off the backlight on the console [closed]

I'm using an IBM Thinkpad X21 as a 3G router. It's running a server install of lucid. The laptop has the lid up most of the time. There is no X, just a plain console. The colsole blanks itself, but ...
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Best way to set up and record DVB-C PAL and share recorded streams with DNLA on Ubuntu?

I have an EyeTV Hybrid DVB-C USB (plus a few Pinnacle DVB-T ones) receiver which works well under OS X, but I would like to have recording under Ubuntu instead - preferrably with EPG -and share with ...
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How can I run Dwarf Fortress in text mode (ncurses) on my Linux VPS?

I installed Dwarf Fortress on my Linux VPS to use with dfterm. It's running Ubuntu 10.04 Server x86-32. I'm fairly certain I have all the dependencies: I've installed: ncurses ncursesw libsdl ...
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Is there any advantage to setting up a personal cloud instead of running a personal server without virtualization?

I currently have my old PC sitting in my closet being a headless server (running Ubuntu Server). I use it as a file server, web server, and backup server. (The hostname is mneme, the Greek muse of ...
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How to set up Ubuntu as wireless accesspoint?

How can I set up my WiFi to be used as wireless access point on Ubuntu Server? I have a local Ubuntu Server, it has a wireless card in it (802.11a/b/g/n) and I really want to set it up as an 802.11n ...
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Ubuntu Server samba running as root?

I recently installed Ubuntu server10.4. I selected samba file server from the install menu and everything works fine. The problem is, the samba daemon is running as root which has me a little ...
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How to set up Ubuntu Server as a NAS?

I am looking to set up Ubuntu Server as a headless NAS for my home. I would like to have file storage there, as well as a central hub for my MP3s and pictures. What are the best packages out there to ...
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How do I set up VLAN forwarding?

I have a DAAP server with multiple VLAN interfaces. I would like to get traffic forwarded on all of the VLANs. Forwarded from eth0 to eth1.010* I've got the switch configured to be a trunk port with ...
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Connecting PPPOE DSL modem to server? [closed]

I'm setting up a transparent proxy/filter server, I've encountered many issues. My Question. With a PPPOE DSL modem how do I negotiate a connection from my server. I am putting the server between ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 server as a transparent proxy filter (plus dans guardian) [closed]

I've installed the Server on a desktop with two network cards. I've installed dnsmasq, squid, shorewall, ssh, and dansguardian. how do I get this device to talk to DSL modem and my network (through ...
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How should a server be secured? [closed]

Talking towards Ubuntu 10.04, server edition, what tools/practices would you recommend to secure the server?
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How do I set up Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS to serve as a samba Primary Domain Controller uses pam modules to authenticate against an LDAP server?

I'd like to have a Samba server that appears as a Primary Domain Controller (PDC) to a bunch of windows lab computers. But instead of having the users have accounts with passwords stored on this Samba ...
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Why is the tree command not included in Ubuntu server?

Is installing the tree command line utility on Ubuntu server has security issues? It's not included by default on the server.
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Best rootkit removal tool for a server?

and what schedule/sysadmin routine is recommended?
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FTP connection problems in Nautilus

I have no trouble connecting to my FTP server by going to Places->Connect to server... I can then browse the FTP site to my heart's content with Nautilus for a few minutes. After a few minutes of ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu Server 9.10 to 10.04

A quick Google found this page about how to upgrade but my question is how do I make sure all configurations remain intact (Samba, Apache, SVN) and also, is it worth it to upgrade? Will 9.10 continue ...
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Does installing packages manually with dpkg prevent a future upgrade path?

I manage a private network which has no internet connectivity due to the security policy of the customer. This network has a single Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server installation (soon to be several more) and ...
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How to burn a dual layer dvd iso from the command line

How do you burn a DVD-DL iso from the command line?
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What is the performance loss if you run an ubuntu desktop edition for a server machine?

Hello we have installed an ubuntu desktop edition on our dev server. I was wondering if there is any noticeable performance loss compared to the server edition.
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What is the easiest way to strip a desktop edition to a server edition?

We have installed Ubuntu desktop edition on our development server. Now that we have it in a data center we would like to strip it down to a server edition. Is there an easy way of doing so rather ...
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How to set up a headless server?

I have a ubuntu development server at work. It is an old rack server that is located somewhere in the company's dungeon, where nobody ever goes. The only way it can work is as a so-called headless ...