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How can I start lightdm / server X?

I installed yesterday new drivers from NVIDIA in my Ubuntu 14.04. I had to stop server X so I used the "famous" sudo service lightdm stop Today I updated my system and it seems like lightdm is off. ...
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How to deal with mixed permissions while using rsync?

I have a directory which I wish to duplicate on a remote server using rsync. Incidentally, these files are put in the synced directory by use of a Samba share, from Windows clients. I've created a ...
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Ubuntu Server: Limit total downloaded data per client

I have an Ubuntu server set up as a gateway for lots of clients, which connects them to the Internet. I want to impose transmitted data limits on each of the clients (or IP address), e.g. 10 MBytes/...
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Is FSCK on boot disabled in 14.04.2?

I have a few different installations of 14.04 server, all 32 bit, mostly kept updated, so I feel confident to say that they're at 14.04.2. One server is on a clients site, and doesn't get updated as ...
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Use DEB for distribution of WAR?

I have created a Java EE program with a WAR-file as a result. To run this file I use the JBoss Wildfly 8 server. Now I have multiple Ubuntu systems where I want to install the Wildfly server and run ...
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CPU hard lockup with Ubuntu 14.04 server on AMD machine

I have the following workstation configuration with 64 cores: 4x AMD Athlon 6378 2.4GhZ 128 GB Ram Supermicro motherboard H8QGI-F-O 2 x 512 GB SDD Samsung with software RAID-0 setup I am running ...
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How can I synchronize an Ubuntu Server with an email-account via SyncMl/ ActiveSync?

To clarify my question: I have an Ubuntu Server, and an email-account on (at/with?) a webmail provider using Horde as their system. So they offer synchronization via SyncMl and ActiveSync. Now I ...
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How can i run two servers in xubuntu 14.04: Mysql server 5.5 & Activemq 5.11

I am developing a web application in netbeans 8.0.2. I have already installed mysql server 5.5 and it was running correctly until i executed the './activemq start' command. The following two error ...
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How to install and setup tftp server in Ubuntu 14.10 (utopic)?

I was using 14.04 before, and I was able to setup and make tftp server and client work. Now that I upgrade to 14.10, tftp server isn't working anymore Here's what I did: Install the package. sudo ...
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SSH with PAM Google

I have a server with Google Authenticator enabled. It worked fine, and one day I tried to login, and suddenly I'm not able to. Fortunately, I do have Ajenti installed with a terminal, so it's not a ...
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SVN over HTTPS broken after 12.04LTS upgrade to 14.04LTS

I just upgraded from 12.04LTS to 14.04LTS. Up until the upgrade, I was running Subversion over Apache 2.2 without any issues. After the upgrade I get Access Forbidden messages when connecting from ...
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Apache 2.4 and mod_perl 2 on Ubuntu 14.04: local configuration

I'm trying to get Apache 2.4 configured such that I can test mod_perl 2 code locally (I should note that I have little recent experience with Apache). I've installed both of them on a machine running ...
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Installing ASP.NET and MVC 5 on Ubuntu server in VirtualBox

I've followed the instructions here and at the locations that blog post links to in order to install mono, libuv, and kvm on a virtual instance of Ubuntu 14.04. Everything seems to have worked fine ...
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Can't install Ubuntu(Adaptec AIC-9410 Controller)

I have a server with Super Micro X7DB3 motherboard and Adaptech AIC-9410 controller. (http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/Xeon1333/5000P/X7DB3.cfm). The latest driver I can find is for ...
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Bringing up interfaces on ceph nodes

I have machines under MAAS with 4 interfaces. I want to configure my ceph nodes to use two networks that are not the pxe boot network. MAAS doesn't "up" all of the interfaces when a machine is ...
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Openstack, Connecting to nova, error: Cannot initiate connection

I am new to Openstack, I've installed it using devstack. I launched an instance using ubuntu server cloud image with heat flavor. I can ssh to the instance. The problem is when trying to do: sudo apt-...
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Server with GUI, can't get elevated privileges with Chrome Remote Desktop

I've set up a home media server using ubuntu server and plex. Initially I was going to try and run command line only, but, being somewhat of a noob, I ended up installing a desktop environment. I use ...
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how to set set up TFTPD and DHCP for PXE like booot

I am trying to setup tftpd and dhcp to assign IP address to router and then to pass the server and path to kernel image, which will be booted. All the guides I have located tell me to install and ...
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Is a Beowulf cluster a solution for me?

Background I'm an undergrad working on an scientific experiment. Till now I was pilot testing our one of the program on Ubuntu 12.04 and now I need to deploy it. The PC on which I tested the program ...
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Network problems setting up an Ubuntu server in VirtualBox

Before I get into my problem I would like to start with what I am trying to accomplish in case my approach is non-optimal. I want to setup a virtual environment that mirrors our production ...
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What module or Package enables USB tethering support

I have Ubuntu desktop that handles Android tethering. i.e. using the internet from the Android device. If I wanted to add that feature to Ubuntu server what module/package would I need to install.
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How to setup Ubuntu server web development environment from 0

I had been searching for a good and complete tutorial for How to setup Ubuntu server web development environment from 0 with GIT. Is there any tutorial that you can give me? Thank you
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Why does ubuntu not connect to update server?

all. My ubuntu installation recently 'crashed' after attempting an update on 16.12.2014. The installation became unusable and I had to format and re-install. I've successfully installed 14.04 but ...
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403 Forbidden message with Apache www directory inside of home

On my Ubuntu server, I've changed my /var/www directory to a subfolder inside of my home directory, and I'm now getting 403 "Forbidden" errors in my browser. I've read through a lot of similar ...
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unable to access to localhost remotely with ubuntu 14.04

I have an old PC that I have set up as a server. I've installed webmin and Plex Media and ssh server. The problem is that I could easily connect to these services in Windows 7 using firefox by just ...
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Can you determine which packages are not being used at all when running a specific program

I want to create a custom Ubuntu server distro that automatically installs and runs a specific program only on the target machine. I've found a very good guide here: How to create a customized ubuntu ...
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I want to create an FTP account that can oversee multiple other FTP accounts. How should I manage my permissions and users?

I rent my own virtual server. I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 and use it as a webserver. I have hosted some websites of my own on this server, as virtual hosts. I also have a few friends who I give ...
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How can I set vsftpd user-specific access?

I'm using vsftpd (on 14.04) and I want to set user-specific access: - admin has full access to home folder of all users - standard user (everyone from group "users") has permission only for his home ...
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Are there differences between ubuntu server 12.04 and 14.04 in network configuration during the installation?

I decided to turn my old laptop into a server just to learn about servers and linux. I installed the ubuntu server 12.04, I chose my wireless connection during the installation and I installed the ...
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Cannot load /usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_mpm_itk.so

I ran tasksel to install lamp server, but I accidentally delete everything, when I got everything work as before I noticed that apache is not working and here is there message I get while trying to ...
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Mac host and Ubuntu guest on virtual box shared folder issue

I have set up ubuntu server on virtual box on my mac. I created a shared folder which appears to be saved and visible in the configuration section on virtual box for the ubuntu server machine. My ...
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Completing a “minimal virtual machine” install with a kickstart file

I have built an unattended setup ISO for Ubuntu 12.04.4 using instructions provided on the community wiki, however, I'm having a hard time with two specific pieces of the install: The installer ...
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Installing Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 with no internet connection

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 with no internet connection - and I'm going round in circles as I keep getting prompted for a mirror etc. I'm sure I'm missing something obvious...... I ...
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Ubuntu freezes for 44 seconds every 8 minutes

I am stuck on a problem and am wondering if you have any ideas. I have sites on an Ubuntu server in Sydney with RackSpace. Every 8 minutes, without fail, the server hangs for 44 seconds. The ...
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Which Ubuntu version is suitatable for Gazebo and Ros Hydro Simulator?

I am working on server with 64 bit,8Gb RAM,500Gb HD and nVidia TESLA C2050. I have to use Gazebo and Ros Hydro Simulator for simulating purpose. If anyone has work experience and idea in this field....
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Non-X/Non-GUI terminal emulator for Ubuntu Server

I have a computer running Ubuntu Server (non-X/non-GUI), I need a terminal emulator which has VT100/VT320 capabilities like Gnome-Term and xTerm do on my other (GUI) Ubuntu box. tMux and GNU Screen ...
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Corrupt PostFix Installv

I accidently removed some files that postfix needs and now it will not install or uninstall have tried: sudo apt-get purge postfix sudo apt-get remove postfix sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get ...
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Getting Ubuntu server to resolv new IP for a host name

I run a minecraft server on ubuntu 14.04 LTS on vm's using virtual box. In order for players to connect, their 'account' must be checked with Mojang, at sessionserver.mojang.com. The problem is, the ...
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Ubuntu Server (14.04 LTS) System-Wide Socks5 Auth Proxy

I have recently switched to the server version of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and am not aware of a way to apply a system-wide authentication socks5 proxy so that all traffic on that computer goes through the ...
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How to install git server with apache authentication on Ubuntu 14

I trying to install git server on Ubuntu 14 following these steps: www.jmuras.com I made a little change when creating git.conf and symbolic link cause goes on different folders for Ubuntu 14, i did ...
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No space left on device - Ubuntu 12.04 Server on VMware Workstation

I have Ubuntu 12.04 Server installed and inside VMWare WorkStation 10 and have much space left. Even when I try to create a folder it says: - No space left on device I have much space allocated ...
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Sharing internet connection with tablet over a proxy-server

I have a proxy-server at home and set up my ubuntu accordingly. All works fine. My setup is that you can only gain internet access over that proxy. Now I have setup a raspberry pi with an edimax ...
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What backup solution allows for the easiest migration and restore of machines, even if they're restored from a VM or bare metal and vice versa?

I manage a lot of Ubuntu machines, many physical, many virtual. Backup as a general concept is pretty simple, but backup of entire systems tends to get murky. I'm familiar with virt-p2v, but that ...
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How can I view my stored media on my PS3 on my Ubuntu server?

I have recently installed Ubuntu Server and setup Samba I believe to use as a general use home server. How do I go about making this server available to my PS3 so that I can view my stored media on my ...
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How do I set up a reverse dns on Ubuntu 12.04 VPS

As far as I can remember when setting up my VPS and mail server on it, I had configured the mail server correctly. However, a few of my clients get SMTP errors, host mx1.zonnet.nl[62.58.50.9] ...
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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 ...