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add repository to ubuntu from terminal with pgp key

How do i add the pgp key from a terminal? i have added the deb http://badgerports.org lucid main to sources.list and when i do a sudo apt-get update i get W: GPG error: http://badgerports.org ...
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How to find out how much disk space is remaining?

What is the command to find out how much disk space is being used/remaining?
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Installing libapache2-mod-python removes cacti

I'm trying to install Django on a machine that is primarily a network administration box; it has nagios and cacti installed on it. I went in today to install Django, and when I followed the following ...
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Tab completion for commands

I've noticed on the Desktop version when typing commands like sudo apt-get install mysq I can tab complete like when resolving file paths. However in the server edition this does not happen. Is there ...
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Can I transparently compress some files on a samba share

We are running an Ubuntu server which is a primary domain controller for several Windows XP clients using samba. Some of our processes running on Windows generate huge amounts of xml files. ...
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Remove locale from the system

For some obscure reason, my /var/lib/locales/supported.d/local file contained an extra locale that typically should not be there (in my example, pl_PL.UTF-8 UTF-8). I ran sudo dpkg-reconfigure ...
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Why is dhclient saying: “SIOCSIFADDR: Permission denied”?

I have encountered a very weird error on ubuntu-server (8.04), I have no idea why dhclient is not allowed to set the network settings! I'm not the one who installed the server in the first place, so i ...
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Installing server on unsupported Areca RAID Controller

I just got a new server that has a brand new Areca 1880 Raid controller which the built in arcmsr module does not support. Areca has updated module source code available on the cd that came with the ...
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Is possible to make symlinks that 'follow' the file?

Behavior: me@local: tree . |-- ba | `-- file.txt |-- foo | `-- file.txt -> ba/file.txt `-- foobar now, let's say i move the file.txt from ba to foobar: me@local: mv ba/file.txt ...
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Switching a server to static IP from DHCP

I am running an Ubuntu 10.04 server installation and I recently had to switch it from DHCP to static ip. I edited /etc/network/interfaces file and switched iface eth0 inet dhcp to iface eth0 inet ...
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Is it possible to use a small LCD to display load?

I'm putting together a super cheap rackmount server and it would be nice to have a little lcd in the 5.25" bay. I'm looking for the cheapest lcd that I can write out the cpu load to. Anyone done this ...
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How can I divide processes amongst multiple computers

I have a spare computer that has Ubuntu server edition (10.04.1) installed on it and was wonder if there was a way to use my server to help processes data on my Ubuntu desktop (same release). I would ...
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A partitioning scheme for ubuntu server

I am setting up an ubuntu server to be used for experimentation, testing and learning. Basically with LAMP and then setting up WordPress and most likely Drupal. I also plan to experiment with setting ...
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Patch for new 64bit kernel vulnerability?

I read about the 64 bit kernel vulnerability in the linux kernel today (9/20) Link to article I have an ubuntu server 10.04 and 8.04 in my organization. My question is could I just use the apt-get ...
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pgadmin3: Unable to initialize gtk, is DISPLAY set properly? [closed]

I'm having some trouble getting pgadmin3 to run on a remote server. I'm logging in to the server using SSH with the -X option. When I first installed pgadmin3, I was able to launch it using the ...
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DHCPD Server issue multiple IP's to one Nic [closed]

I have a local DHCP Server running on 10.04 want have a few host entries so that the machines can just use DHCP but allows me to route traffic to them via IPTABLES. One of them is a Windows 2008 ...
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Using gvfs or other automounter on ubuntu server? [closed]

I have a headless machine running Ubuntu Server sitting in my closet. I would like to have USB disks automounted when I plug them in just like on my laptop. Is it possible to set up gvfs or some other ...
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Options on initial install screen (server) [closed]

Something thats been bugging me for a while now... when booting from the server or alternative install CD, there are some choices tied to function keys (F4, F6, etc.) along the bottom of the screen. ...
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Installing Mercurial: start with Ubuntu Desktop or Server?

I need to set up a Mercurial server for experimentation. The setup will be in a virtual machine, and I figured this was a good time to check out Ubuntu (the other option was Windows). The Mercurial ...
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How to modify grub entry for supporting KGDB kernel image?

I am trying to update target m/c grub.cfg file for KGDB setup but while booting the m/c it got hung completely and not asking/waiting for remote gdb connection. Following is the entry which I added:- ...
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How to set up an e-mail whitelist

My home network is set up as follows: PCs -> Wired Network ---| |--- Server --- Internet PCs -> Wireless Network ---| The server runs the fetchmail, postfix and ...
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Ubuntu Server “fakeraid” RAID5 installation [closed]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 server edition on a computer with a RAID5 array. The array seems functional from the BIOS standpoint. The problem arises in the installation when it comes to ...
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How to log on to a Ubuntu server; from windows with a plain gui

I was hoping to setup and maybe browse the internet from a Ubuntu server i setup at home. Seeing that I have installed, Ubuntu server, I was hoping if there is software I can install to get a browser ...
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Ubuntu Server auto download torrents

I am looking for a torrent program that i will download torrents place in a certain folder. I have a similar program for NZBs called hellanzb. I would like the best recommended software for this. ...
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Can I see more details of an aptitude dist-upgrade? [duplicate]

When I type aptitude dist-upgrade I get for example: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Reading extended state information ...
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How do I set ufw to allow internal network connections?

I'm configuring an Ubuntu Server for my home network to handle NAT and firewall. I've configured dnsmasq and verified that it's working correctly. I want all connections from my internal network to be ...
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Which Ubuntu version to use for my Python web app?

I'm building a security-intensive (stores credit card numbers, etc) using Python and Django with UWSGI (written in C), NGINX, and PIL (Python Imaging Library). I'm trying to work my way up in the ...
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Shouldn't tasksel be installed by default?

It just isn't there on the base install of a virtual host I am evaluating from an ISP. Not in path: root@vpstest2:~# tasksel -bash: tasksel: command not found Config files not there: ...
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How can I configure Ubuntu to report its hostname to windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Access Ubuntu Server by host name How can I configure Ubuntu server to report its hostname in such a way that typing http://thehostname/ in a web browser will connect to ...
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How can I audit users and access attempts to SSH on my server?

I've had a few security problems with a server of mine, a few SSH users have been setting up fires aka giving problems. I would like to: Track user logins and logouts Track activity of these SSH, ...
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How can I start DHCP3-server later, so that it waits for a bridge interface to initialise before loading?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 server currently setup with dhcp3-server as well as a bridged interface (br0) for use with virtual machines. The problem I have is that when the server reboots, dhcp3-server fails ...
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How can I use cron to schedule a script that implements daylight saving on a non- DST aware application when my server automatically uses DST?

My server (running ubuntu 8.04LTS server) reports the time as 9:38PM BST right now. BST (British Summer Time) is 1 hour ahead of UTC (or Greenwich Mean Time if you really want to confuse matters) The ...
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What is LVM and what is it used for?

As a Linux/Ubuntu newbie, what is LVM and what is it used for? In terms of a web server installation, what benefits does it provide? Would you recommend using it?
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How do I upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS [duplicate]

I want upgrade from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS. Is there a basic update? How do I do it?
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auto bcc is not working when contain attachment in Postfix

I'm using postfix smtp and adding always_bcc. always_bcc = admin@somesite.com It's working fine without attachment. When I add attachment, auto bcc is not working and admin didn't get email. How ...
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Server Converting Files for iPhone

I would like to convert videos I download to the iPhone format on my server and be able to access and play them on my iPhone. I looked into Handbrake, but I wasn't sure if it would work on the ...
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Copying data from server to PC on the same network

I am recently setup a server to host my "data" movies and music and such. I was trying to copy the data back to my home computer using this command scp files/on/server user@homecomputer:/home the ...
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Ubuntu Server on 5 year old PC

I was recently downloading Ubuntu server to put on an old machine to serve media around my house. I was wondering why they recommend the 64-bit version of there server? Does this affect anything if ...
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upstart-supervised init script for Apache?

I want to run apache on Ubuntu 10.04, and use the nice supervision stuff in upstart (I'm not just talking about the apache init script, but proper service supervision a la daemontools - which is to ...
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Ubuntu Linux UFW Firewall, Local Intranet Access

At home, I have Ubuntu server with the UFW firewall. What command do I type to turn on local intranet access to my web server, but keep the outside world out from my DSL modem?
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Used recursive chown on the root directory [closed]

Im gonna need some help restoring my ssh settings as i screwed everything up by calling this command: chown -R user / At the moment im not able to access the site through ssh/ftp since the ...
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How do I install and manage RPMs?

I have a burning desire to install RPMs onto my Ubuntu installation - is this possible? Can I use Yum - or another RPM Package Management tool?
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LDAP server set-up

I'd like to set up LDAP to act as central authentication of 2 web applications running on the same server. Whats the simplest step-by-step way to go about this from scratch? In the long run I'd also ...
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How do I setup a Ubuntu network?

I do some voluntary work for a small private K-12 school, and they just received a donation of about 20 used computers from a large corporation. They came with blank hard-drives, so I need to install ...
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Web Server Best Practices: Directory Structure & Security

I would like to utilize Ubuntu server as web server, but I want to make sure I follow best practices for setting things up. I want to ensure I set the directory up in the best location and understand ...
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Access server by host name?

I have a mixed network with mostly Windows machines, a Mac, and a few Linux boxes. There is no DNS or WINS server, and adding one is outside of my control. If I put a clean install of 10.04 desktop ...
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How to seamlessly connect two LAN's?

I'm going to connecting two LAN's in some way, I imagine some form of VPN tunnel between the gateway/router on each side. Both routers have Ubuntu-server 10.04 installed, but the only vpn-like ...
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How can I optimise a server for a Low Latency application [closed]

I have an application that is latency sensitive. Although I care about throughput, extreme low latency is more important to me. Please suggest how I can optimise my server to achieve the lowest ...
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Chkconfig alternative for Ubuntu Server?

I've become very accustomed to managing service startups on Redhat/RHEL platforms using chkconfig though that doesn't appear to be the Debian/Ubuntu way - How do I update runlevel information for ...
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How can I set up an authenticated encrypted SMTP server? [closed]

I'd like to set up authenticated, encrypted SMTP on my remote Ubuntu server, how do I do that? It's just a personal server, so I'd like a cheap option, i.e. not buying SSL certs - self-signed will ...