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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How to enable GRUB menu on Ubuntu 12.04 server?

I have an Ubuntu server installed, and no matter what settings do I try to change, the GRUB menu won't appear. It only shows "Booting hard disk ...10... 9..." and that's all! My /etc/default/grub ...
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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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How do I manually install the package selections presented in tasksel?

If you forgot to select some software at the "Software Selection" screen on a fresh install, what are the commands to install them after the fact. I know you can install them manually at anytime ...
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I get this error while updating and installing software : perl: warning: Setting locale failed

I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 in my MT server and I keep getting this error: perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C"). perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please ...
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One IP address, Two Websites, on Two Machines

I want to setup multiple (currently two) websites hosted on two different machines, using one external IP address. Each of these websites will be on different sub-domains or domains. Is there a way I ...
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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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Setting up Ubuntu web server?

I've just purchased a cloud VPS and installed Ubuntu Server 13.04 on it and that is pretty much all of my Linux knowledge. Can someone point me to the best up to date tutorial on setting up Ubuntu ...
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How to find out where the “grub” is installed [duplicate]

My Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS asking me during "apt-get dist-upgrade" where to install "GRUB" update. So how i can simply found out which partition/disc is the proper answer? I mean how to found out ...
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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 ...
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Process that needs a volume starting before volume mounts

The destination for incoming CrashPlan backups on my server (11.04) is /media/SeagateBig (SeagateBig is the volume name of my 2TB USB drive). When the server boots, two things happen: 1) ...
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Dansguardian Out of Date?

Is Dansguardian still up to date? The last release was in 2009 and there seems to be no active development on it. Are there any major bugs holding it back? MinD web filter ...
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How to remove GRUB selection?

I was trying to find /boot/grub/menu.lst OR /boot/grub/device.map as usual on Ubuntu Desktop or other versions to change the GRUB selection, but there is no file munu.lst or device.map in the grub ...
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Handle Doc/Docx Templates on a headless server to produce PDFs preferably without using OpenOffice.org

On a production web server I have to produce letters based on a template I got in MS-Word binary format. I use PHP and for the search and replace task I found PHPWord, which can handle Docx files, so ...
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How can I share this local site to not use a sub directory?

I'm working on a site locally that's just sitting in a folder: localhost/tempplace How can I route, with Apache2, that to be like: tempplace:8890 Or just something so it's not a sub ...
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How do I setup a local NTP server?

I installed NTP server on Ubuntu Server 10.04 using: sudo apt-get install ntp The NTP daemon seems working and listening on the 123 port. However, I was not able to get the time from another ...
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Nvidia drivers seem to ignore customized xorg.conf in 13.10? How to configure?

I just upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 and now I'm having a problem with the nvidia X server settings: the changes I make don't stay saved after I restart the X server. I checked the xorg.conf ...
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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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Script/tool to clone a ubuntu server

I have installed and configured a ubuntu server (installing additional packages and making modifications to some configuration files). Now I would like to install an almost identical system, which ...
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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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Ubuntu server routing table

i've a ubuntu server (13.04) with 3 NICs. This is my routing table: Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface default vodafone.statio 0.0.0.0 UG ...
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How do I run teamviewer in a headless system?

I'm really new to Ubuntu 12.04 and I've been trying to get remote desktop services between me and my server. I don't have any spare monitors, keyboards or mice. I did connect said items too the server ...
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Where does ntpdate get its settings from and what is the “no servers can be used” error about?

When I run ntpdate on its own, I get the following output: 8 Jun 15:47:46 ntpdate[31251]: no servers can be used, exiting If I run it with the -q ntp.ubuntu.com switch, it seems to query just ...
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Why does upstart keep respawning my process?

I wrote an upstart script to launch a daemon inside a tmux session. It works well and respawns the process if it dies unexpectedly, but I can't seem to stop it manually. The job (called bukkit) looks ...
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How to change wallpapers of all clients?

As said before we are running more than 500 ubuntu PC's in our company. Often we used to set our company ads as a wallpaper in clients machine. It is difficult for us to change wallpapers in all these ...
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What is the default username for Amazon AMI images of Ubuntu Server?

I just launched one of the Ubuntu Server AMI's on Amazon EC2. I connect just fine, but I don't see anything to tell me the default login credentials. login as: ?
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What is the default 'backup' user for?

I am setting up multiple-machine backup plan and I was hoping to use a user called 'backup' on each machine as the backup destination. My problem is, there is already a user called 'backup' on my ...
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filename encoding issue

I am getting a file with a faroese name and trying to save it in a PHP script: 2010_08_Útflutningur.xls In Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is saving it as: 2010_08_�tflutningur.xls (invalid encoding) I've ...
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Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2)

I have mailserver configure using dovecot+postfix+mysql and it was runnig fine in the server(Ubuntu Server). But during last week it stopped working correctly. It doesn't send email. When I try to ...
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Install Ubuntu 10.10 server from USB (with GRUB4DOS)

I have had no problem installing Ubuntu desktop when I boot off a live USB, but the server version has given me some trouble. I think it has to do with the way GRUB handles drivers. When the server ...
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Connecting to a wireless network [duplicate]

I have a machine that I just installed Ubuntu Server on. The only problem is that I do not know how to connect it to a wireless network, and I cannot use a network cable to connect it to my router. ...