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Entering an encrytion phrase through a serial port connection

I am building an Ubuntu 14.04 stand alone server, text install. I have rerouted the console through serial port /dev/ttyS0. During boot I am getting the full boot up display through the serial port. ...
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LTSP Client Boot Issue - Ubuntu 12.04 VMware

Today I've been trying to get a virtual Ubuntu 12.04 LTSP server and client setup running in VMWare Fusion by following this guide. ...
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Changing tmp directory fastest and safest way possible?

I have a Ubuntu server 14.04 that are running some popular game servers. I can't afford to take them offline for long (No longer then 30 minutes). I know there are multiple ways to do this, and the ...
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MAAS node refuses IP address assigned to it by DHCP

I am trying to configure MAAS and Juju in a test environment. My MAAS region and cluster controllers are on a single machine with two NICs. eth1 is connected to a LAN with internet access; IP is ...
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Server crashed but why?

could someone tell me what causes the crash of this kernel panic? This machine (14.04.1) is a virtual machine on my KVM host (14.04.1) See the screenshot My host machine has 32GB of RAM and uses ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 server reboot issues after updates

I have a 12.04 LTS ubuntu server (I used the how to forge guide to setup apache, php, postfix, dovecot, bind and ISPConfig). I have noticed a somehow random reboot issue which I have eventually ...
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Linux Web Server Dosen't always allow external connections

I have been having this problem with where it will allow external connections for about 30 minutes but then doesn't allow any? I have port forwarded and all that. I turned it on last night and I ...
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Strange behaviour with multiple ip adresses on trusty

I discover a strange behaviour on a server running Ubuntu 14.04 with multiple ip adresses: All outgoing traffic does not use the primary ip address but an application ip address. We configure the ...
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ubuntu 14.04.1 server idle load average 1.00

Scratching my head here. Hoping someone can help me troubleshoot. I have a Dell PowerEdge SC1435 server which had been running with a previous version of ubuntu for a while. (I believe it was 13.10 ...
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Ubuntu server different kind of services

I'm starting to learn more about servers and I was thinking if (and how) I can run multiple services on my Ubuntu Server. For example: I'm starting to develop a system with Django (Python) and I also ...
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Installing Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS on a MacBook Pro 7.1, unexpected shutdown happens

I'm trying to setup a webserver on an old MacBook Pro to be able to securely, and remotely, manage our home network stuff. The end goal is to be running Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS, running an apache2 ...
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DVB adapter under kernel 3.13.0-35 and above

I have a Ubuntu 14.04.1 server with a MythTV backend server and a Digital Devices DVB adapter. The server has been working fine, but if I upgrade the kernel from 3.13.0-34 to 3.13.0-35/3.13.0-36 my ...
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Get result of internet traffic monitor for particular period in ubuntu server

Nginx is serving webpages from ubuntu server. Once or twice in a week I get warning mail from the cloud server provider says The amount of transferred data has exceeded the limit: The amount of ...
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dns-nameserver entries are ignored after 127.x.x.x

I'm trying to configure a static eth0 in a 1404 vps (lxc container). My interface config is auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.1.1 netmask 255.255.0.0 gateway 192.168.10.10 ...
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LXC container no outgoing traffic with bridged network and public IP address

I try to setup a LXC container with bridged network on ubuntu 14.04.1, but the outgoing traffic seems to be blocked. Ping another IP than the container's one is not working. Actually I tried this with ...
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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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Passwordless ssh not working?

I set up passwordless ssh between my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop laptop and my server running Ubuntu Server 14.04. It was all working. Then, I rebooted my server, and after that it stopped working. I tried ...
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SSH into Ubuntu server (14.04.1) Using mac terminal (os version 10.9.4)?

I am having difficulty connecting remotely to the ubuntu server from the mac terminal. So far I have run: sudo apt-get install openssh-server when I try to connect via the ip address I get an ...
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Any way to connect to my PPTPD (VPN) while port 1723 is blocked?

I've set up a VPN/PPTPD Network on my VPS with the intention to bypass the blocked ports at my work and in the train so I can watch youtube and stuff. Now the problem is that when I try to connect to ...
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Boost libraries compilation fails

I am trying to install boost libraries 1.49.0 on a machine running ubuntu server 14.04. The compilation of boost fails with the following errors. ...failed gcc.compile.c++ ...
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I wish to have a structure, wherein I have an UBUNTU Server machine, and my Agents connect to the same using Thin clients. How can I do that

Well I use a structure in my organisation which is as below. I have a Windows Server 20 Agents connect to that server through a Thin Client using RDP and Terminal Services. Now I want to replace 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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vi issue in SSH TTYs to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

After upgrading my server to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, I can no longer use the vi editor to edit anything in an SSH terminal (I access the server by launching ssh sessions from Cygwin running on Windows). ...
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Samba password expires?

I have a problem with samba, I have a user and a password for that user, and from a windows machine it let's me log in but after a few hours I try to log in again and it tells me that the password is ...
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Drop connection if upload speed exceed specific value

I have a media server installed to my Ubuntu machine. I want to limit(really limit) incoming data to my server per connection for uploads and if specific bandwidth exceed, their connection will be ...
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Need help with Postfix canonical mapping

I’m having difficulty getting the canonical_maps function to work as needed to repair some incorrect addresses from a legacy client. Here’s the situation and what I’ve tried so far: Legacy client ...
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Can't Connect to Apache2 Server From External Device (in LAN) Nor From External IP?

I forwarded ports 80 and 443 for my apache 2 server. However, if I: try connecting to the server via external IP or try connecting to the server from a local device via my local ip, I cannot gain ...
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reject mail with attachment and show a message instead

I'm new in term of linux environment and I really want to know if my problem have a solution or not. So, I have the horde groupware installed, and the users could send email normally, but I want to ...
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/dev/mem: mmap: Operation not permitted: Using dmidecode

I am trying to get my BIOS firmware version, and memory info using dmidecode. I am connected to the server through ssh as a root user. We recently just started moving our servers from Debian 6.0, to ...
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Create FTP account with vsftpd limited to one folder only?

Have a fresh Ubuntu install 14.04 on digital ocean. Just installed vsftpd using this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/serverguide/ftp-server.html#vsftpd-userauth-configuration The only things I ...
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Black/blank screen when connecting to freenx server on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm attempting to log into my Amazon EC2 instance running Ubuntu 14.04 server edition. I'm running FreeNX. I installed FreeNX more-or-less following the instructions in the Ubuntu FreeNX ...
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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 ...
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PostgreSQL Backup With Barman

I'm trying to backup my server which i created on PostgreSQL (9.1). While on my normal user i type "su barman", it asks me barman's password, i enter the password. On barman's shell i type "barman ...
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When I login, I see “You have mail.”, but /var/mail/<username> is empty

I have a Ubuntu 14.04LTS installed on VPS. I have noticed that when I login I see greeting saying "You have mail", but cat /var/mail/myusername returns empty string, i.e. the file is empty. I ...
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Enable all HTTP methods on Apache

I have set up a completely plain Apache web server (version 2.4.7) on Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS. I want to enable other HTTP methods such as PUT and DELETE for some testing purposes. I edited my ...
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Getting connection time out error for local repository

As we know that Ubuntu 12.10(Quantal) is at EOL. So all the package repositories are moved to http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu. I can access all the packages from that url. Now I have set up ...
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MS SQL/SpagoBI/Tomcat/Ubuntu

I am new to Ubuntu, and have some questions. I am trying to connect an Ubuntu server to MS SQL so that SpagoBI can get information from the MS SQL server. Now I have followed a couple of forums and ...
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apt-get update tries to download uncompressed Packages file

I am using a physical server right now. I have installed MAAS and cannot use the apt-get function at all. When I type sudo apt-get update I get a long string with some things updating and most things ...
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Permissions to move files and folders

Good day Peeps, I have two user accounts to my samba server - dpuser & dpuser1. Dpuser1 should have the highest level of access in this case, and dpuser should have limited directory access. ...
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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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Explain on how to setup a JBOD Ubuntu Server?

I have 3 hard drives. Two hard drives are SATA and one is IDE. C:\ - 300 GB SATA Hard Drive D:\ - 80 GB IDE hard drive. And third disk is not installed, assume as if it was. How do I merge all three ...
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Why is XBMC failing to play audio from my HDMI port?

I have the following setup: Ubuntu 14.04 Server Latest Nvidia video drivers ALSA installed PulseAudio NOT installed XBMC 13.1 Gotham installed The problem: running speaker-test -c2 -D plughw:1,7 ...
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server time drift not fixed by ntp.conf

This question was asked a lot in the past, but since ntpdate has been depricated, I'm having issues finding answers that work via ntp.conf. I've read a lot about setting a cron job for ntpdate is a ...
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Installing Ubuntu Server on a SONY VAIO with NO hardware-virtualization

Is there a version of UBUNTU server that can be installed on a laptop (SONY VAIO) with the hardware-virtualization disabled? It is not possible to enable hardware-virtualization in some VAIO laptops. ...
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Getting an Error Connection Refused for Openxenmanager

I am trying to logon to a server with my Ubuntu laptop with Openxenmanager and I am getting Connection Refused. Why can I not get Openxenmanager up and running?
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Ubuntu Server with ubuntu desktop does not have boot record, but it did when it was just basic server

The title says it all. I started by installing "server" with the ubuntu desktop package, and when it finished and rebooted: nothing. It completed full installation, rebooted, and there was no boot ...
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Extremely slow ACPI Event Propagation

A follow up to my previous question here: Run a Script when Power Button is Pushed So I am able to detect ACPI events and I intercept the power button press appropriately, however there is an ...
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Installing and Configuring Mumble Server

I'm looking to setup a Mumble Server. I will be running it from an Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) powered VPS provided by DigitalOcean. Setup of the server seems easy, install the murmur package, however it is ...
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Server Upgrade an 'end-of-life' Server from ISO over SSH

I have read that it is possible to upgrade ubuntu from an ISO image, but would the same be possible from a remote location over SSH? After mounting the ISO, what command would I use to upgrade? I ask ...