Questions related to Ubuntu Server, and server-related packages.

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Are there any open source alternative to Landscape?

Better yet, are there any Spacewalk-like software that works for both RedHat-based and Debian-based systems?
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What Can Be Done To Secure Ubuntu Server?

I have a project to secure Ubuntu Server as much as I can. The server is a web hosting server. The server will be running LAMP , Mail , and DNS.
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Ubuntu Server 13.10 now goes to sleep when closing laptop lid

I recently upgraded to the latest version (13.10). I have it running on an old laptop. Since the upgrade, whenever I close the laptop lid, it goes to sleep mode. Any idea on how to fix? I've ...
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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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How to have two version of PHP installed and switch easily?

I want to have both PHP 5.2.17 and PHP 5.3.5 installed on my Ubuntu machine and switch as per my necessity. How can I achieve this?
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KVM Bridged Network Not Working

I just installed KVM on my Ubuntu Server according to this guide : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KVM/Installation Then prepared a bridged network as shown in here : ...
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How do I run PulseAudio in a headless server installation?

PulseAudio is the standard audio server in desktop installations. However in a server installation audio services and thus PulseAudio are not provided. How do I install and make use of PulseAudio in ...
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How is /etc/motd updated?

I was wondering how /etc/motd is automatically updated (I'm on Ubuntu 10.04, server edition). I found the update-motd manpage via a web search, but that program is not installed on my machine. The ...
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Assigning a static IP to Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server in my machine on a separate hard drive while having my Windows 7 installation. The Windows OS has its full network connectivity and internet access through the ...
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Create USB installer to install Ubuntu from the command line?

I'm trying to create a bootable USB image to install Ubuntu on a new computer. I have done this before following the "create USB drive" instructions for Ubuntu desktop, but I don't have an Ubuntu ...
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Run (system) script on SSH login and/or logout

I'd like my OpenSSH server to start a script whenever a user logs in using SSH, ideally passing the host name or IP, as well as the user name. Additionally I'd like it to run a script, whenever a ...
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Screen Resolution “Out of Range”

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu and have just installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 on a spare machine to experiment and play with! The installation went without problem, however, whenever the OS boots the monitor ...
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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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How to reach a host in the same network by hostname?

I have a network which connects a couple of hosts. I would like to be able to reach other hosts from one of them using the hostname. I just discovered the ".local" domain, which is available through ...
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Setup with BIOS but GPT partition table (due to 3 TB disk)?

How can I use a disk with GPT partition table on a system with a BIOS but no (U)EFI? I have a system with a 3 TB drive (no other drives and since this is a remote machine I have no choices here) and ...
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Run a web server from any directory

I am writing a small website, but I do NOT want to figure out how to install and configure complete LAMP stack to test the website from my ~/home directory. That will be completely disruptive and ...
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Server stuck at black screen after reboot

I recently put together a new server running Ubuntu Server 11.10 and it's all working great except for one little detail. Whenever I run "sudo reboot" everything works fine until I get to the grub ...
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CGI-Bin does not seem to be set up

I've used tasksel and installed LAMP server. But I can't seem to figure if Cgi-bin is set up. There is no Cgi-bin in the web root folder. And when I try and call a test.py file from the browser, it ...
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Possible to install ubuntu-desktop and then boot to no GUI [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu Server. I'd like to add the GUI with ubuntu-desktop package, but if I do that can I still get the no-gui server interface as the default? What I basically need is the no-gui and ...
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Clean Install Of Ubuntu Server over the network?

I have an install of Ubuntu server, I was recently fooling around with it, and as all learning processes do, I messed a few things up. I would this box to be secure and reliable in the future, So I ...
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unknown filesystem, grub rescue

When I try to boot I get this message: error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue> _ results of: grub rescue> ls are as follows: (hd0) (hd0,msdos5) (hd0,msdos1) (hd1) (fd0)
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How do you restart Apache?

I switched from SLES to Ubuntu and now I want to restart my local server. In SLES I used : rcapache2 restart but this somehow seems not to work in Ubuntu. :( How do i restart my Apache?
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How do I add locale to ubuntu server?

I currently have those locales: locale -a C en_AG en_AG.utf8 en_AU.utf8 en_BW.utf8 en_CA.utf8 en_DK.utf8 en_GB.utf8 en_HK.utf8 en_IE.utf8 en_IN en_IN.utf8 en_NG en_NG.utf8 en_NZ.utf8 en_PH.utf8 ...
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Setting up a git server

I've recently set up ubuntu-server on Amazon EC2. I would like to use it as my git server, so I could store my repos there. So, where can I find some detailed instructions of how to setup git on ...
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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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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 remove the LAMP stack so I can start over?

I'd like to start over with my webserver and I'd like to reinstall all the LAMP packages, how do I do that?
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How to setup x11vnc to access with graphical login screen?

I have a server running Ubuntu 12.10 and need to be able to remote to this server without being logged-in. I have found many solutions, but none seem to work with 12.10. Can anyone give me ...
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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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Is there a tool for web based system administration?

What web based system admin tools are there for Ubuntu? Basically I want to setup a headless server at home and want to make it easy for my family to change some settings. I'm familiar with Webmin but ...
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Is using Ubuntu Minimal any different from Server?

I am wondering if there is any difference between the installation methods of Ubuntu minimal and server.
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Samba Share user/password error after update

this is the first time that I couldn't find an answer so this is my first question. I will provide as much information as possible. I have an ASUS router that has 2 HDDs. There is only 1 ...
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Cannot install mysql-server-5.5/the following packages have unmet dependicies

I'm a newbie here so please bear with me. I'm using ubuntu 14.04. I tried entering mysql with the following command: mysql -u root -p and I got the following message: The program mysql can be ...
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Why isn't my upstart service starting on system boot?

Following on from this question, I have written a simple upstart service (/etc/init/pms.conf) for my headless Ubuntu Server 11.04 box as follows: start on filesystem and net-device-up IFACE=eth0 stop ...
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How do I configure Ubuntu one on a server?

I wish to setup Ubuntu One on my 11.10 server but seems to be running into an error every time I attempt to run commands from http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/lucid/man1/u1sdtool.1.html For ...
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Disable password prompt upon startup in Ubuntu Server

Currently, each time I restart my Ubuntu Server, it's prompting for a login password. How do I disable this feature so that I when I restart my Ubuntu server, it doesn't require me to enter ...
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Does running a Minecraft server run with less lag on Ubuntu server than on Windows 7?

I run windows 7. I run a Minecraft server, but I can only host around 9 players before lag appears. I heard that Ubuntu can run a server with much better performance than Windows 7. I kind of like ...
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Why is 12.04 removing the -server kernel flavour?

Ubuntu is removing -server flavour, as specified on release notes of 12.04: ...
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How do software updates work?

I would like to know how software updates work for my Ubuntu Server 10.10. I have been recommended to use apt-get install for installing new software and apt-get update for updating software for a ...
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Is there a secure web-shell for my server?

Following the security principle of trust no one, I can't use a service like http://www.serfish.com/. Is there a free software program that I can install on my Ubuntu server to give me secure shell ...
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How to install one GUI program on Ubuntu Server?

I am using Ubuntu Server 10.10 in a VirtualBox. I need to install a single GUI program (RubyMine) on it. I checked out installing ubuntu-desktop with apt-get, and it wants me to install 430 new ...
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Local server updates for the network

I have setup one computer on our network as the file server. Because Internet here in Tanzania is both slow and expensive I would like that one system to download all the updates and then the other 10 ...
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How can I configure my server so that my domain points to it?

I have bought a domain name (without hosting), and at home I have a static ip address on Ubuntu server 11.04. How can I redirect users to my web server at home? What configuration needs to be done?
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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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Do you really need to remove DHCP clients for static IP to stick?

The instruction from this link works to change from DHCP dynamic IP to static. But there's a step where it says: You need to also remove the dhcp client for this to stick (thanks to Peter for ...
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OpenForis Calc / embedded Tomcat won't start

Trying to run OpenForis Calc, embedded Tomcat instance fails. Error seems to appear here: Apr 17, 2015 2:13:47 AM org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig deployDescriptor INFO: Deploying ...
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Reboot only shuts down and doesn't actually boot again

I'm running a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 Server on an abmx rack mount server. When I attempt to reboot with sudo shutdown -r now, the machine just shuts down and doesn't come back up without me ...
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How to install oracle10g?

I want to install oracle10g on my ubuntu 11.10 server but it has this error: E: Unable to locate package oracle-xe
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Setting up bridged networking with KVM

I'm trying to install KVM. I've done the installation and I'm now following the second part of the guide to get bridged networking to work. However, I'm stuck at the part where I need to modify the ...
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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 ...