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How to disable GDM from being automatically started?

After Ubuntu Server 12.04 installation, I installed Xubuntu just to have a minimal GUI: sudo apt-get install x-window-system-core sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends xubuntu-desktop gparted ...
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Howto configure MAAS to separate PXE traffic and IPMI traffic on different subnets?

I am trying to set up a part of our network as a linux cluster. Since its a little educational for me, I choose using MAAS with JuJu. However there are some questions that boggle my mind and I was ...
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Java on Ubuntu server 12.04? [duplicate]

I'm a little confused at the moment. My back story in short, is that I'm trying to set up a Minecraft server on an Ubuntu server I've recently set up, obviously to do this I needed Java, but after ...
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What is Orchestra, and how do I use it?

Writing this answer, I realized I do not know anything about Orchestra. There's no link to any website or documentation on their Launchpad page. Can anyone familiar with it explain how it works and ...
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Making stripe_cache_size permanent

I did echo 8192 > /sys/block/md0/md/stripe_cache_size to improve my RAID performance, and it did helped alot. But I still can't figure out how to make it permanent. I was trying to set it in ...
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How to change the default locale in ubuntu 10.10 server

I have a remote server which I installed and have been trying to unsuccessfully change the locale to french for a few hours. Below are the contents of my locale files: //============ ...
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Security camera system server

I'd like to setup a Security Camera system which is captures and stores video streams into Ubuntu Server From 2 wireless Cameras. Which type of motion-detecting wireless camera you suggested? Are ...
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Not enough disk space '/' in AWS instance

i am running Ubuntu 11.04 instance for my Web Server on AWS cloud, now i am getting there is no disk space in / partition of my server. df -ah say this Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% ...
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How do I manually boot from the grub prompt after do-release-upgrade?

I read a couple of other questions on this topic and they both pointed to the Grub2 community documentation and installing grub configs from an install disk. I had some trouble with the ...
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Replacing a dead disk in a zpool

I'm running Ubuntu Server 13.04 64-bit using native ZFS. I have a zpool consisting of 4 hard drives of which one died yesterday and now is not being recognized by the OS or the BIOS anymore. ...
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how to mount / with encrypted lvm root during installation?

In order to understand Linux better, I'm trying to manually configure an encrypted root lvm partition . I have already tried this with the Ubuntu server installer by choosing the lvm encrypted option ...
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How do I install Cacti?

I'd like to use Cacti, but I'm not entirely sure how to install it. I have a 10.04 Server that I'm installing this on.
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Cannot ssh into Ubuntu Server by hostname

I just set up Ubuntu 12.04 Server on an old box laying around, connected to my router via ethernet. I set up openssh-server as instructed for remote access, but I cannot ssh into it from my laptop ...
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How do I disable remote SSH login as root from a server?

For security purposes my company wants me to not allow anyone to be able to log into our Ubuntu server as root remotely over SSH. We still want the root account to exist, we just do not want it to be ...
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Step by Step Install of MAAS and JUJU

I am working on understanding the pieces that I am missing in being able to deploy Juju across the other MAAS nodes. I don't know If I have a step out of place, or missing a few. The MaaS server ...
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'/'var/www/' vs '/home/$USER/public_html'

I recently started using Ubuntu as a LAMP server. I've come across plenty of tutorials that say to place the files at '/var/www/' and I've also seen others that put them in '/home/$USER/public_html/'. ...
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Adding a new user on Ubuntu server

I have been trying to add a new user. I typed in adduser then username and also tried useradd then username. It does seem to add a user, but when I login I only get a dollar sign instead of ...
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How to encrypt /var/www?

I want encrypt my /var/www folder so I and apache had access. How can I done this? I tried use ecryptfs, but my sites does not work. Please write example, or link for manual.
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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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Preseeding Ubuntu Server

I am in the process of creating an automated install disc for Ubuntu Server 10.10. Is it possible to setup package selection within the preseed file (what groups of packages to install etc.)? If so ...
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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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Connecting MS SQL using freetds and unixodbc: isql - no default driver specified

I am trying to connect to the MS SQL database using freetds and unixodbc. I have read various guides how to do it, but no one works fine for me. When I try to connect to the database using isql tool, ...
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Why is the command in /etc/rc.local not executed during startup?

I have a single command in my /etc/rc.local script that is supposed to start the update daemon for Tiny Tiny RSS during startup, but the script is not executed during startup. Why? The entire ...
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Why is there only one configuration management tool in the main repository?

How is it that Cfengine does not exist in the Ubuntu (10.04 LTS) Main Repository? I can't find a discussion of this anywhere (using Google). The only configuration management in Ubuntu Main seems to ...
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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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What server control panels are available for Ubuntu Server?

As a dedicated Ubuntu server or as a VPS, I am looking for a web control panel, something like cPanel which is something like a web administrator for a server. I have not used any on Linux since I do ...
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How to use ubuntu server full screen in virtualbox?

I have installed Ubuntu server 12.4 in Oracle Virtual box, after completing installation, i cant use the Ubuntu server in full screen,guest additions present in virtual box will work in ubuntu ...
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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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Is there a way to create a Windows virtual machine on Ubuntu Server?

When I look for documentation about how to create a Windows VM on an Ubuntu host, the only articles I can find are articles about Ubuntu Desktop, not Ubuntu Server. Is there a way to create a Windows ...
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How do I list new drives so I can partition and format them?

I added a bunch of drives to an external enclosure and attached it to a server via eSATA and now need to get them ready for software raid. However they do not appear under fdisk -l I've tried looking ...
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Juju cannot deploy services with MAAS

I would like deploy one or more charms with juju on MAAS environments (without OpenStack). The environment of the MAAS Controller is Ubuntu 12.10 with 2 NICs. One of the NIC is connected to a external ...
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Power Management - Sleep / Wake up Server when accessed

I have a headless HP Proliant Microserver with ubuntu installed. This machine has samba shares on it serving media and I usually rdp or ssh into it. Now my issue is I want the machine to go into sleep ...
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403 Forbidden clean apache2 install

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu and then installed the lamp-server bundle via tasksel and the installation went fine. I had backed up the files from the /var/www/ folder and planned to just place them ...
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Dual VGA Cards Intel/ Nvidia

this is my first post in this forum.. I am new to Linux, just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Sony Vaio VGN-Z12 with two graphic cards Intel and NVidia Geforce 9300 GS. after the installation the lightdm ...
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Scaled down Openstack Grizzly installation with Juju and Maas

I would like to test Openstack Grizzly deployment in the similar way described in How can I install Openstack Grizzly using Juju and MAAS? with a limited number of servers, leveraging on Virtual-Maas ...
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After restart, how can I ssh into my system?

I have restarted my system remotely, but now when I try to ssh, I get the message ssh: connect to host desktop.hostname port 22: Connection timed out And when I try to ping it: PING ...
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Specify the time of daily log rotate

I noticed that daily log rotations which are listed under /etc/logrotate.d/ are executed in the morning around 6:40 am. This is clear from the beginning and ending of the log files. Can I customize ...
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What's the recommended way to install Wordpress from packages on a server?

I've got a LAMP server available from http://91.xxx.xx.xx/ (just an example IP address), and I'd like to install Wordpress there. I've gone as far as doing a simple sudo apt-get install wordpress to ...
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ca-certificates-java fails when trying to install openjdk-6-jre

I use a VPS with Ubuntu Server 10.10 x64. I want to use Java and run the command sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jre but it fails because the installation encounted errors while processing ...
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xclip on headless server

I've been using xclip to copy the output of bash commands like so: pwd | tr -d "\n" | xclip -selection c So that I can then paste the output into another terminal session. I was trying to use it ...
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What to do when can't update anymore with apt-get? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 as multipurpose server, so no GUI here. I haven't used it for a while and now when trying to install or update packages with apt-get it throws errors. An excerpt of the error ...
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SSH error: Permission denied, please try again

I am new to ubuntu. Hence please forgive me if the question is too simple. I have a ubuntu server setup using amazon ec2 instance. I need to connect my desktop (which is also a ubuntu machine) to the ...
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Best log file monitoring tool for ubuntu server

I'm trying to find the best Log File monitoring tool for Ubuntu 9.10 server? Is there any web-based gui tool which could be operated by anyone, that monitor any log files? I already tried splunk and ...
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How can I have nagios alerts emailed to my gmail?

I'd like to set up some sort of mail server to send emails from from my gmail account to another email. How can I do this?
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How do I backup a server?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 Server. I am totally new to Ubuntu and I want create a backup of my full operating system and restore it to another system or the same system. Could you possibly to explain the ...
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blackhole exploit kit - Linux Server Script

It has come to our attention when scanning some of our hosted server websites that they have been infected with Blackhole Exploit Kit (top dollar hacking program - ...
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How do I install joomla 1.7 on a lamp server?

I have a joomla 1.7 business live site and would like to know how to install wamp server and joomla 1.7 on ubuntu 11.1. I use it to work on site locally, then back it up and upload it to the live site ...
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Partition tool with console UI (as in server installation)?

Back in 2006, Ray (3DLover) posted the same question in: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=309680 but none of the answers were really useful. Now with a little help from AskUbuntu community, I ...
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How to open a new tab in the server command line?

What are the keyboard shortcuts to manipulate tabs (open new tab, navigate between tabs ...) in the command line of ubuntu server 12.04?
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Really Broken MySql Setup

I have been having trouble with my MySql setup. This morning it was a working mysql server I added a database and some data with phpMyAdmin then things started to go wrong. I became unable to connect ...