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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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How to enter to the directory with 'cd' command if it has 700 permission

I tried to use sudo cd name_of_dir but getting following error message: sudo: cd: command not found. Is there any other way to open a directory which has 700 permission?
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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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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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“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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Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 install error: can't umount /media [closed]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 on an old Athlon 64, but as soon as I get past the initial menu, choosing to install Ubuntu Server, I get some console output and everything gets stuck on: ...
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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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Enabling unattended-upgrades from a shell script

I have a shell script to automatically configure new Ubuntu virtual machines for my purposes. I would like this script to install and enable unattended-upgrades, but I cannot figure out how to do so ...
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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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Maximum terminal resolution in ubuntu server virtual box guest

I have a VM machine running ubuntu 14.04 (guest) on a Win7 host. I currently have the resolution of the server set to 1024*768 by adding this GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="splash xvga=1024x768x24" ...
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MySQL can't open files after updating server: errno: 24

Ubuntu: 12.04 LTS (Linux mysql02 3.2.0-40-generic #64-Ubuntu SMP Mon Mar 25 21:22:10 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux) MySQL: Ubuntu distro 5.5.31 Apparmor: REMOVED! Server has been running ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using 127.0.1.1 for ServerName … waiting apache2:

I upgraded to ubuntu 14.04 yesterday. But after restarting PC , this message continues to appear in a black screen after the ubuntu loading screen and don't go away and ubuntu doesn't start I can do ...
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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 to run GUI applications remotely on a headless server?

I'm new to Ubuntu - sorry for novice questions. What I have - is Ubuntu server, to which I have access only via ftp and putty. What I would like to do - is to run firefox (or any other browser) from ...
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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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How do I show active dhcp leases

Not experiened with Ubuntu. Set up a dhcp server about a year ago but don't remember the command to see the active leases.
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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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.sh script won't run [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I run .sh files in Terminal? I'm trying to install Craftbukkit on my Ubuntu 12.04 server. However, I'm having issues with step seven, which instructs me to run ...
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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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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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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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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 can i check the folder permissions in ubuntu server 12.04?

Right now, I know that I can change persmissions for example with : sudo chmod 550 directory I wonder how I can check the actual folder permission.
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Forceably set permissions when running rsync

Currently I am backing up gigabytes and gigabytes of data from a live server to a backup server using an rsync/ssh combination script, allowing for automated operation every night with a cron job. ...
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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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Upgrading MySQL 5.5 to MySQL 5.6 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have installed my LAMP with the following commands: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install apache2 apache2-suexec mysql-server php5-mysql sudo mysql_secure_installation sudo apt-get install php5 ...
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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 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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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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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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MaaS minimum requirements with juju-jitsu?

I've browsed through so many different sites and found so much contradictory information. As I am getting tired of this and do belive this question affects many other users, so I would like to collect ...
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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 ...