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How to host a website using Ubuntu 13.04 on my local machine

How do I do a complete BIND9 DNS Server Configuration with a hostname? Thank You so much for this wonderful answer. Although the talk here had been more on the lines of setting up a home based server ...
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Combine two hard drives

I have a PC with 2 physical hard drives, each is 500 GB (sda and sdb) I'd like to combine them in one large hard drive (1T). I couldn't find a clear approach on how to do it. I tried LVM with no ...
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Add right click sharing to Ubuntu Server 13.10 running Gnome-shell 3.8?

New to Ubuntu but some limited experience with other distros. I was trying out Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS and I was able to right click a folder and share it on my home network. I wasn't crazy about ...
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ubuntu server/samba file sharing disconnection during use

I apologise in advance if i include needless information; Firstly my network is setup with ubuntu server 12.04 LTS -> netgear modem router -> ethernet cable -> belkin router as wireless access point ...
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Ubuntu virtual memory overcommit apparently hitting MySql performance

I have several installations using Ubuntu Server 10.04 and 12.04 LTS running on Dedicated and VPS with various hosting companies. I am hitting a problem where, especially on migrating to a new server ...
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Upgrade Apache 2.22 to a version that supports ECDHE

I'm trying to setup my Ubuntu 12.04 server installation to support perfect forward security. It seems that the default Apache 2.2.22 build does not support ECDHE. Any suggestions on a good way to ...
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Upgraded from 8.04 to 10.04, cannot boot

I upgraded an old, handed down web server with a heavily customized wordpress website from 8.04 Server LTS to 10.04 Server LTS using a guide I found on Ubuntu. This seemed to go fine. There were a few ...
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Infiniband + Maas?

I'm looking at setting up an HPC based on Mellanox Infiniband rather than Ethernet. Because I have many nodes to manage, I was looking at trying something new, like MAAS. I know Infiniband cards ...
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Xhost: Unable to open display (setting up Vino on VPS)

I'm currently trying to setup Vino (the VNC server) on a VPS of mine. However, whenever I try exporting and opening the display, it doesn't work. I've looked for hours last night for a solution for ...
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Problem connecting to isp server using xl2tpd as client. Ubuntu server 13.04

I have followed guides found on google and ubuntu support pages and can get xl2tpd connection up but only under the following conditions: 1 - ADSL model must be configured and connected to the ISP ...
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Which has precedence in Cobbler, profile or preeseed?

For Cobbler on Ubuntu 12.04 server regarding the network configuration (or any settings for that matter) which has precedence during the PXE install - the profile (cobbler system add ...) or the ...
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`lshw -c network` showing drivers that I blacklisted

I'm trying to get a usb dongle based on an 8192CU chip to work in Ubuntu server. I've been all over and have done lots of things to try to get this working with wpa_supplicant to no avail. My latest ...
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Terminal error: i2c i2c-0 sendbytes error -110

I am currently using a clean installation of Ubuntu Server 12.04 AMD64 and I keep getting errors popping up saying: [ xxx.xxxx ] i2c i2c-0: sendbytes: error -110 where x is the seconds the ...
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Server in LAN with two network cards, can't telnet / ping to the second even if it works

I have an issue with an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (updated) server. For reasons too long to detail, it has got one eth0 interface assigned to 192.168.1.9 and one wlan0 interface assigned to 192.168.1.10. Both ...
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Error while encrypting swap on Ubuntu 12.04

I successfully encrypted my swap using ecryptfs-setup-swap command on my test Ubuntu 12.04 Server that runs on a virtual machine, so I written down all the steps I made on my blog, see ...
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Awkward GPG error with Ubuntu Server running “sudo apt-get update”

I just installed raring 32 bit server on an old machine, it seemed to work fine, but when I try to run sudo apt-get update I get this error (I'm translating from Italian) E: GPG Error: ...
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Ubuntu Server Install Old Version of Firefox

What is the best way to go back a version of Firefox on Ubuntu server. This is a server without a GUI so command line is the only thing that can be used. Also once you install that old version how do ...
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How do we allow a certain mac address in a FORWARD chain through iptables?

I set the iptables rules in default. # IPTABLES IN DEFAULT iptables -P INPUT ACCEPT iptables -P OUTPUT ACCEPT iptables -P FORWARD DROP How will allow a certain mac address in a forward chain? I ...
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Do I need NetworkManager on Ubuntu Server?

I've seen several posts suggesting using nmcli, nm-tool and similarly named utilities for network related tasks. In my case, I was trying to see what DNS my Ubuntu server installation is trying to ...
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Another LXC Puzzle

So my server is running... Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 13.04 Release: 13.04 Codename: raring I stumbled onto lxc when I trying to find something to replace vmware on a small ...
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Ubuntu Server changing Monitor from DVI to VGA

i have a little problem with my Ubuntu Server 12.04. I installed it yesterday with a DVI monitor connected. With the DVI Monitor, everything works fine. But when I try to connect it with an other ...
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Is there a default limit to the amount of memory a process may use?

Running 64-bit Matlab 7.12 on a 64-bit 10.04 Ubuntu Server. When I try run a big problem that should need 46GB of memory (the server has 72GB of Memory and plenty of swap space), the experimental ...
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Ubuntu server boots, then shows blinking cursor

My Ubuntu server boots but then shows a blinking cursor. It passes GRUB and I get the boot log output and all seems fine, however I get no shell after booting. I can boot into recovery just fine ...
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How do I setup a fine grained preseed with tasksel set to manual?

I am trying to preseed a netboot install of Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) x64. Work Setup My preseed configuration works fine as long as tasksel is not set to manual. For example: [...] d-i ...
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Trouble with local server, URL not found errors with some, but not all local sites

I am setting up my Ubuntu laptop for my new job and I am having a strange issue. They have a crazy environment setup that I got working on my local Ubuntu 12.10 machine with Apache and PHP 5.3 (had to ...
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Timestamp appears to be wrong on some log files

When I use scp to remotely check my server logs, the "last changed" timestamp on some files appears to be set in the future. I've double checked the local time and timezone settings on both my server ...
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kvm error in syslog says cpu0 unhandled rdmsr

I have a server that hosts about 20 KVM guest machines. It's syslog is, at times, flooded with messages like these: 00:17:36 vhost-server kernel: [ 157.835078] kvm: 3138: cpu0 unhandled rdmsr: ...
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How to get HAVP(HTTP Anti Virus Proxy) working?

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 server with HAVP(HTTP Anti Virus Proxy) with ClamAV and AVG. My dhcp server is a OpenBSD 5.2 router. If I connect manually to my Ubuntu server its works great, but when I'm ...
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Installing 12.04LTS Server on a Fake RAID10

Scenario Install Ubuntu 12.04LTS Server on a RAID10 with boot on a RAID1. 4 - 2Tb SATA Hard Drives 3 Partitions (/boot, /, and swap) boot (256Mb from each disk) setup in RAID1 /dev/md0 partition ...
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MGA G200e on Ubuntu Server 12.10

I'm trying to set up correct display resolution but the driver doesn't seem to work. r00ster@nix:~$ sudo lshw -C display [sudo] password for r00ster: *-display UNCLAIMED description: VGA ...
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Server setup for multi-site development web server with multiple contractors logging in?

While I've been using Linux for many years as a desktop OS I'm still a novice at the more serious server admin stuff. Basically I'm looking for a best practices that covers: Hosting many domains (I'm ...
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Server 12.04 machine does not respond to arp broadcasts

I just ssh'd into my old netbook (running as a CUPS server) running ubuntu server 12.04 and did a dist-upgrade (haven't done one in a while). Upon rebooting the machine, I can now no longer access it ...
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How to choose LVM mapping mode when installing Ubuntu server 12.04?

I would like to create a volume group with striped mode on top of 2 RAID-1 devices. The issue here is I cannot choose striped when configuring LVM at installation stage. It's always be linear.
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when installing /boot inside a lvm group, where do I install the boot loader?

I am setting a personal file/cloud server based on ubuntu server 12.04 and owncloud but there are certain things about the partitioning that I can't get my head around... Let's say for example I want ...
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Squid or DansGuardian: Which should pass content to an antivirus product for scanning?

I have an Ubuntu Server12.04 installation acting as a proxy server using Squid 3.1.19. Squid has been configured to pass content to SquidClamAV 6.10 to check for viruses (using icap): icap_service ...
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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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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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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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ubuntu server 12.10 get input signal out of range on HP DL380 G4

After installed ubuntu 12.10 server on HP DL380 G4, I can't boot into it. And the LCD got message "Input signal out of range, recommened settings is 1280x1024". I can't see the terminal and tried ...
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unable to install Ubuntu Cloud setup on VMWare

I guess this is trivial and most commonly asked question, but I'd reiterate it again here as I'm not able to find a correct solution. I'm trying to install Ubuntu Cloud setup on VMWare using the ...
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Can't capture video from usb-webcam with ffmpeg

i have a hama usb webcam which works fine with the fswebcam command to capture single frames but when i try to capture a video with ffmpeg i get an error: sudo ffmpeg -f video4linux2 -i /dev/video0 ...
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command line mount helper for Ubuntu server?

Under Ubuntu there are several mount helpers to support easy mounting of encrypted (cryptsetup/luks) removable media such as USB drives. Under Gnome/Unity/XFCE a requester is opened, just enter the ...
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Create a HotSpot which requires a username and password

I wish to set up a wireless access point which requires a username and password in order for clients to use the internet. The network setup will be internet modem connected to an Ubuntu Server (2 ...
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Ubuntu Server Edition won't boot with second hard drive plugged in

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu server edition running on my home server. I cannot (for the life of me) get it to boot with a second hard drive plugged in. I have checked boot priority and made sure ...
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is there a unified management console for Ubuntu 12?

is there something similar to the management console in Windows for example GUI based Device Manager In windows server there is a server management console through which we can manage all system ...
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OpenVPN not listening on port

I just set up an OpenVPN server on a VPS but sadly I can't connect to it. When I made a portscan I found that my custom 11940 port where openvpn should listen is closed. The default 1194 port is also ...
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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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Connect To Lubuntu Server Via SFTP From Web

I have a Lubuntu machine which I use as my main home file backup. I have a Wordpress blog which I would like to backup using a plugin. The plugin allows backup to FTP/SFTP, so this seems the best ...
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Desktop under Ubuntu server 14.04.2 doesn't work

I've already installed Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 After it I've executed: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop After reboot, I can login with my user and password ...
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Installing IonCube on Ubuntu without root privileges

I'm attempting to install IonCube loaders via the ionCube Loader Wizard. I selected "local" and then on the next step, I get the following message: Please note that the following problem ...