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Ubuntu 14 Server and Xrdp

I am trying to get XRDP working with the latest Ubuntu 14 server. However, after my rdp client logs in all I get is a grey screen with an X in the middle. This is the error from my .xsession-errors ...
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`shutdown -r now` command completely shutting down instead of restarting

Hi we've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS onto a new server. It's on a SuperMicro X9SCA-f Motherboard . Now we're aiming to locate this in a remote server room - however when we execute a shutdown -r ...
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Am I affected? Heartbleed bug [duplicate]

I've just learned about the Heartbleed Bug (OpenSSL leaking private keys), and based on the website, heartbleed.com, it says that OpenSSL 1.0.1 through version f is affected. However it leaves off ...
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What is the difference between vagrant and juju?

Are they both solving the same problem? Or are they for two different sets of problems? If so for what i it better to use vagrant, and for what better to use juju?
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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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Scheduling a reboot on a remotely located Ubuntu server

I work on a ubuntu server located in a place where I don't usually go. I use ssh over openvpn to access it. The machine has multiple wired interfaces, many static routes and multiple default gateways ...
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Remote administration of a server?

I'm going to install a ubuntu server to provide email, ftp and maybe webserver services too. I dont want to install a gui for the server, but I'd like to administrate it remotely. I was thinking in ...
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Difference between Software Selection Servers

I am installing Ubuntu Server, and I want to know what is the difference between these: [ ] OpenSSH server [ ] DNS server [ ] LAMP server [ ] Mail server [ ] PostgreSQL server [ ] Print server [ ] ...
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Why did my upgrade to 12.04 fail with “glibc not found” or “libc6” or “requires kernel 2.6.24” error?

I upgraded my server installation form 11.04 to 11.10, then to 12.04 over ssh. All seems almost ok - but there is a small issue with glibc, which is messing up my apt. I tried sudo apt-get install -f ...
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Server AMI images don't allow a user to login multiple times

When I log into twice to a new instance of Ubuntu server built for Amazon EC2, both windows will be exactly the same. Anything I type in one is replicated in the other. I never dealt with this when I ...
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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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How set the Message of the Day (MOTD) as Ubuntu Server?

I have this in my Ubuntu SSH Banner Message: Welcome to Ubuntu 13.10 (GNU/Linux 3.4.43+ armv7l) * Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/ No mail. Last login: Mon Dec 2 08:25:39 2013 I'd like ...
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How to remove bottom information panel in terminal window on Ubuntu Server AMI images?

The Amazon AMI images have a default information panel at the bottom of the terminal window. I would like to remove this (it disables me from being able to scroll backwards in putty). It looks like ...
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How to reach a host in the same network by hostname?

I have a network which connects a couple of hosts. I would like to be able to reach other hosts from one of them using the hostname. I just discovered the ".local" domain, which is available through ...
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Server does not recognize second VirtualBox Adapter

I have installed Ubuntu Server 10.04 as a guest operating system under VirtualBox 3.2.10. My host system is Ubuntu 9.04 I have configured two network adapters for the guess (a NAT one and a host-only ...
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Saving SSH shell links in launcher like putty

I mean how can I bookmark a ssh root@ip command in the launcher so when I click on the icon and a shell is prompt to me asking credentials for the connection to the server shell?
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“allrequestsallowed.com”… Hack attempt?

I have many attempts on my (small, personal and absolutely unimportant) web server, and apache and fail2ban usually do their job right. But there's a log entry that worries me: xx.yy.www.zzz - - ...
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Can I use a desktop install as a server?

I'm new to Linux and Ubuntu is my first distribution. I have chosen Ubuntu because I want to learn more about Linux. I'm under time constraints and need to setup a server as soon as possible. I have ...
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What causes SSH problems after rebooting a 14.04 server?

Why does rebooting a server running Ubuntu 14.04 give me 'Connection refused' errors? I see ssh: connect to host <IP-address-here> port 22: Connection refused but only for 14.04 and only after ...
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How to start, stop and restart rtorrent?

I just installed rtorrent on my Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTE machine via apt-get. How do I start | stop | restart the service?
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Is there any difference between apache2 and httpd?

Today I was installing phpmyadmin on Ubuntu 12.04 and after a while a dialogue poped stating what server I want to use (apache2 and httpd). Are these two, two different kind of server?
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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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Why is dhclient saying: “SIOCSIFADDR: Permission denied”?

I have encountered a very weird error on ubuntu-server (8.04), I have no idea why dhclient is not allowed to set the network settings! I'm not the one who installed the server in the first place, so i ...
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When Ubuntu Server restarts eth0 Doesn't come back up

Every time I restart my Ubuntu Server 11.10 I can't ssh into it because ETH0 doesn't come up automatically. I never had this problem before upgrading to 11.10. I have to login to the server and start ...
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Why do I see a CRON session opening and closing every hour in /var/log/auth.log?

I am quite fresh with Linux as a whole, so this may be a silly question - but I would still like to know the answer This morning when I look at my /var/log/auth.log (which I've been told to make a ...
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How do I rerun Ubuntu Software Selection after installation is complete

I installed Ubuntu from the minimal CD (mini.iso). During the install, I was presented this feature ("Software Selection"): How do I launch it after install?
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How to set up PHP with Nginx, APC and PostgreSQL?

I use Ubuntu Server 10.10 and I would like to set up a web server environment with NginX, PHP 5.3.3, PostgreSQL and preferably APC and PHP Suhosin. I have already set up PostgreSQL with apt-get ...
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Where should I be looking/learning about the changes between Ubuntu (server) editions?

I maintain a few Ubuntu servers and it works great... but, I now have notifications on a few that state there is a new release available and I should run do-release-upgrade. Since these servers were ...
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Can Ubuntu server connect to a WPA2 encrypted wireless network?

I'm planning to maybe install Ubuntu server on an old machine. But my question is: can I install Ubuntu server on a machine and have it connect to my home network - wirelessly? I can't use a cable in ...
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How can I host a domain/website on my new VPS?

I am an average Ubuntu user and currently i decided to strengthen my knowledge in Ubuntu. Since i am a web developer, lately i decided to setup my own web server powered by Ubuntu. I just bought an ...
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What is the minimum size of the LAMP server?

I installed server 10.10 with LAMP+OpenSSH. It is about 1.1GB. Can I reduce the total size of the server? AFTER SOME EXPERIMENTS The full LAMP server is under 1.0gb /dev/sda1 7.5G 914M ...
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ssh key administration for many users, servers

My company has some remote Ubuntu servers. The access to these servers is controlled by ssh keys. Managing these keys is quite a pain, especially when an employee leaves or joins the company. Is ...
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Setting up gitweb/apache2

I have recently began storing code, that I write on a local server I have at home. I was hoping to start a gitweb instance at home so I can see commits and track progress with my other team mates. I ...
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How to enable ufw firewall to allow icmp response?

I have a series of Ubuntu 10.04 servers and each one has ufw firewall enabled. I have allowed port 22 (for SSH) and 80 (if it's a webserver). My question is that I am trying to enable icmp echo ...
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Tons of general protection faults

I recently upgraded my home server from Ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04.1. It runs the linux-image-server kernel, x86_64 arch. There's nothing particularly unusual running, I think -- a deluge daemon, apache2, ...
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AppArmor denying a mount operation

How do I convince apparmor to allow this operation? [28763.284171] type=1400 audit(1344273461.387:192): apparmor="DENIED" operation="mount" info="failed type match" error=-13 parent=7101 ...
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How do I configure Dropbox to log to syslog?

Dropbox is currently running well on Ubuntu server 10.04. How can I setup dropbox to log any sync in syslog or even separate log file?
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How do I use Ubuntu Server as file server?

In our company we would like to install Ubuntu server for file sharing, is it possible to use Ubuntu as file server for windows based client Operating systems. what is the procedure to make Ubuntu ...
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SSH server not working (respawns until stopped)

I have a running Ubuntu Server 10.04.1. When I tried to login to the server via ssh, I could not. Instead, I got connection refused error. I tried to ping the machine and I got reply! So, the clear ...
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How do I upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS [duplicate]

I want upgrade from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS. Is there a basic update? How do I do it?
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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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How to abort a stuck command in ubuntu server?

I know there is ctrl+c, but sometimes that doesn't work. In Ubuntu desktop I can just close the terminal window and open a new one when this happens, but how would this be solved using the CLI in ...
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How can I sync my home folder over network and internet?

I use my laptop with Ubuntu-desktop to do all my work, but I also have a low-end desktop over at my office just sitting there. I've decided I'm going to install Ubuntu-server on it and use it to ...
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How can I set my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to boot to console without GUI? [duplicate]

So I installed Ubuntu server to run some tests on a VM. For various reasons I couldn't get a specific DEB file, and instead of using a shared folder I decided it would be a good idea to install ...
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permission denied for root@localhost for ssh connection

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and LAMP on that. Then, I wanted to configure my server, so tried out This tutorial. When I give the command: ssh root@localhost I get : Permission denied, please try ...
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How can I get ddclient to work with freedns?

I use the dynamic DNS service at freedns.afraid.org for my 12.04 server. I had assumed that the protocols would be standardised and that ddclient would just work, but apparently not. I get this ...
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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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Is 97 processes on an Apache2 server normal?

I have 97 processing running, that's what top reports. I only have the base install + apache2 and php5. Could it really add that much stuff? Or does the ubuntu-desktop have like 300 processes? I ...
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Ubuntu Server 13.10 can't mount hard drive that is on my router

So I am working currently with my Ubuntu server which I have it on my laptop at the moment so I can test out how to work with the server OS. I have it up and running with samba, openSSH, webmin, and ...
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How to tell Ubuntu where to install a program and how to tell where an existing program was installed?

I'm totally new to Ubuntu/Linux, using Ubuntu Server at the moment. Just trying to figure out something basic. How can you tell where you are installing a program. For example I just installed ...