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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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Tab completion for commands

I've noticed on the Desktop version when typing commands like sudo apt-get install mysq I can tab complete like when resolving file paths. However in the server edition this does not happen. Is there ...
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How can I configure my headless server to connect to a wireless network automatically?

I'm setting up a headless server, but I don't have ethernet access where I want to put it, so I need it to automatically connect to my WiFi network when it boots up (it has a wireless card). I can ...
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How do I run PulseAudio in a headless server installation?

PulseAudio is the standard audio server in desktop installations. However in a server installation audio services and thus PulseAudio are not provided. How do I install and make use of PulseAudio in ...
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How do I configure Ubuntu one on a server?

I wish to setup Ubuntu One on my 11.10 server but seems to be running into an error every time I attempt to run commands from http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/lucid/man1/u1sdtool.1.html For ...
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How can I increase the console resolution of my Ubuntu server

I am running an Ubuntu server inside VMware workstation, when I run the VM the screen is really small. I want to increase it to something that fits in the whole VMware console. I tried changing the ...
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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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AWStats: cannot access /var/log/apache2/access.log

I installed awstats on my new Ubuntu Lucid server, but when cron tries to run it as user www-data, it complains that cannot access /var/log/apache2/access.log: Permission denied. In /usr/share/doc/...
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Does Ubuntu Server have a Trash?

I'm using the server version of Ubuntu. I was wondering if files still go into the "trash" etc. with this version. I'm been deleting stuff and I just want to make sure the stuff is not being put into ...
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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 do I correctly enable PHP 5.5's OPCache in Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm setting up a local server to test configurations; it's a clean 14.04 LAMP server, as selected during OS install. If I understand correctly, OPCache comes with PHP 5.5 (php -v confirms this) but ...
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Could Ask Ubuntu run on Ubuntu + Mono?

Inspired by the old Hacker News conversation about this webiste, I'm wondering: Could Ubuntu and Mono run an ASP.NET MVC website like Ask Ubuntu? The technology is the focus here instead of the site....
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Will backup using rsync preserve ACLs?

I am using backuppc to backup my server. The backups are done using rsyncd. Currently, I am not using ACLs, but I am think it is good to activate it to have finer control over permissions. My ...
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Is it possible to store user's home directories remotely?

I work in a small office with 6 PCs and a server. I'm looking at installing Ubuntu on all of the computers, but I'd like users to be able to log in to any one of the computers and be able to access ...
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FTP connection problems in Nautilus

I have no trouble connecting to my FTP server by going to Places->Connect to server... I can then browse the FTP site to my heart's content with Nautilus for a few minutes. After a few minutes of ...
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/sbin/getty process causing 100% CPU utilization

I have an instance of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-25-virtual i686) running as a KVM-VM on a host-machine that runs one more VM beside it. I deploy a Ruby on Rails application using the ...
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How do I improve my server disk performance

I have an HP Microserver running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. It's a low power server with 5 internal drive bays. I use it to backup my remote servers, VPSs and local laptops over the network. I want to get the ...
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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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Why won't Samba let me delete a file

I'm not an expert at Linux--I'd say 6 on a scale of 1-10 I just set up Samba on my linux ubuntu server (no GUI, cli only). I created the smb account and connected from my mac and mounted my home ...
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How to restrict the number of processes a user can start?

We tried /etc/security/limits.conf, but that seems to have no effect. The used line for limits.conf looks as follows: myuser hard nproc 6 That is configuration for a server. I want to limit the ...
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Can I use Ubuntu as a file server? [duplicate]

Can I use an Ubuntu desktop system as a file server or is Ubuntu Server better suited for that, and how about the permissions per folder and file? Sorry but this is my first time to use Ubuntu. I'm ...
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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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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 to prevent Tor from starting automatically on Ubuntu server?

How do I stop Tor from starting automatically on startup? It is Ubuntu Server so I don't have any GUI.
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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 ...
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How do I upgrade from 14.04 LTS server to 16.04.1?

So, today is July 21st and this page. gives me an option to download 16.04.1 LTS. However, attempting to upgrade gets me this message - $ sudo do-release-upgrade Checking for a new Ubuntu release No ...
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setting up subdomain on ubuntu server

I have a server at mysite.no-ip.org. Everything is working fine and I have a blog and owncloud that I access writing mysite.no-ip.org/blog and mysite.no-ip.org/owncloud. Now, I want to create ...
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How to exclude files in rsync?

I'm using ubuntu server 12.04, now I want to backup some files using rsync, here is a try: rsync -aAX $HOME/Documents/* $HOME/Backups/TEST --exclude={$HOME/Documents/another/*,$HOME/Documents/temp/*} ...
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How to play MP3 files using Rhythmbox? [duplicate]

Yesterday I just installed the Ubuntu 12.04 for the first time, the problem is that I can't play and of the MP3 files that I have. I get this error: Required plugin could not be found Python (...
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Apache server doesn't start automatically

I installed Apache a long time a go as part of setting up the development environment on my laptop. However, since I stopped it some months back, it no longer starts automatically on boot. I have ...
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“Remote host identification has changed” warning when connecting over SSH

I got this message today when trying to log into my server. What should I do? Whats going on? $ ssh 10.10.10.69 @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ @ WARNING: REMOTE HOST ...
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Switching from Server to Desktop

I have Ubuntu server 12.10 and I would like to switch to desktop and would like to know how? Thanks
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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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How to get server MOTD on non-server install

Is there a way to get the fancy MOTD that shows up on an Ubuntu Server install on my Ubuntu Alternate install? Like this: Welcome to Ubuntu 11.10 (GNU/Linux 3.0.0-12-server x86_64) * Documentation: ...
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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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How do I install Parallels Tools via the command line?

I have Ubuntu Server 10.10 running on Parallels 6 (latest update from yesterday) on my iMac. I click on the Install Parallels Tools in the Parallels Desktop Menu, but do not see where what I think ...
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How to ensure user separation on an old school shell server

I want to run an old school shell server for a couple of people, ie. one where users get ssh access so they can run software (their own or provided). My concern is appropriate separation between users....
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What is the equivalent to motd.tail in 11.04?

motd.tail is deprecated according to this bug report: motd(5) says: "The contents of this file are regenerated upon every system boot based on the contents of /etc/motd.tail." This is not true ...
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Updating Ubuntu server from 8.10 to 10.04

I have a VPS that has Ubuntu 8.10 Server Edition installed on it and I would like to upgrade it to 10.04. What would be the correct way of doing this? I only have ssh access to it and a "Start/...
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Ubuntu server 16.04 won't boot after installation, Fail to start LXD

I am new to Ubuntu. Just installed Ubuntu server 16.04 onto Dell R730 server yesterday. The first time reboot was okay. But the server refused to boot today. The error message was: Failed to start LXD....
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How to create a user for ftp server?

I'm using vsftpd. I need an ftp server for my web server, I can login under my account of course, but I can't do the main thing it's meant for and add/edit/remove files in my var/www directory. ...
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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 documentation,...
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adjust resolution on Ubuntu Server 10.04?

Installed Ubuntu Server 10.04 on an old laptop and I noticed that the system is trying to show the CLI below my screen. This means that if I run a script or a program with a bunch of output, once it ...
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Run (system) script on SSH login and/or logout

I'd like my OpenSSH server to start a script whenever a user logs in using SSH, ideally passing the host name or IP, as well as the user name. Additionally I'd like it to run a script, whenever a ...
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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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deploying openstack on 6 servers

I'm new to openstack and i'm still learning. In 2 month i'll get 6 servers like: 4 servers with dual xeon e5-2630 , 96gb ram, 2 1gb ethernet and 2 500gb hdd in raid 1 DAS with 40tb of storage (...
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How do I create a VPN connection using only the terminal (SSH)?

I am trying to create a VPN connection for my Ubuntu Server machine to use. I only have access via ssh terminal session. I have seen many articles detailing how to connect to an existing connection, ...
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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 ca-...
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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 ...