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“kernel panic not syncing out of memory and no killable process”

I'm installing Ubuntu Server 10.04 on a Pentium 3 with 256 MB RAM, I select install, continue with the process and when I see the "configuring apt sources" progress bar then I got the error: "kernel ...
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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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SSH new connection begins to hang (not reject or terminate) after a day or so on Ubuntu 13.04 server

Recently we upgraded the server from 12.04 LTS server to 13.04. All was well, including after a reboot. With all packages updated we began to see a strange issue, ssh works for a day or so (unclear ...
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ext4 to btrfs conversion: how long can it take? space requirements?

I started btrfs-convert for my ext4 partitioned hdd. I did a fsck first which was fine. So since it is running over 4 hours now (1.) I wonder if it will ever finish ? I read multiple articles ...
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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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By default, what system messages get mailed to root?

I recently installed ssmtp on my server to enable e-mail notifications for a redmine install. While I was verifying everything was setup correctly I got an e-mail notification about a failed cron ...
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Are the any commercially available, easy to use, media servers running Ubuntu?

This thing is one of the be-all-end-all solutions to people wanting to access their multimedia files around their house, but it runs Windows Home Server. Is there any similar device out there running ...
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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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Remove GUI on Ubuntu Server

I installed a GUI on Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS using sudo aptitude install --without-recommends ubuntu-desktop not sure why just playing around. Any way I would like to remove it and cannot figure out ...
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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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AWS Ubuntu Instance - User rights

I am running an instance of Ubuntu on Amazon Web Services, all working pretty dandy. I've got one little snag that i'm trying to find the answer to atm. Amazon forces you to have another user other ...
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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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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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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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Can I see more details of an aptitude dist-upgrade?

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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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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Cloud server stuck on dpkg --configure -a

I have an amazon micro instance which runs one or two things for me. The config is minimal, it mainly acts as a host for a java application and couchdb. I tried to install curl today and got this ...
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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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Should MaaS and Juju get installed on one of my servers or on a client system?

I've been struggling with MaaS and Juju slightly. I have two servers that I want to use as nodes, but I am unsure of where to install MaaS and Juju. Do they get installed on one of my two servers? ...
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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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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 resize the partition of a Ubuntu-server?

Is there an easy way to decrease the disk volume on a Ubuntu server? I run a virtual environment and need to decrease my disk volume since I'm running out of space in my non virtual environment.
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How to login into a Ubuntu machine from Windows

We have Windows Vista/XP machines connected to a Win 2k3 server in our LAN environment. We recently got few laptops configured w/Ubuntu 11 and we would like to enable our Windows users to remote login ...
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How to find and install latest Ruby version using RVM?

I finally got RVM working and now I would like RVM to install the latest stable ruby version. In the tutorial I am using they installed ruby 1.9.3 with command : rvm install 1.9.3 Now I want to ...
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How do I get mt-daapd?

I read other people's blog showing as easily as sudo apt-get install mt-daapd. But when I do that, I got an error message E: unable to locate package mt-daapd. Could someone point me to the right ...
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Check the amount of RAM on the server

Is there a way to check a server (without opening it up and physically looking) at the amount of ram that is in the box in terms of how many slots are free. Also I need to know how much ram it could ...
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Why am I getting “Permission denied: make_sock: could not bind to address” when starting Apache2?

I can stop it using /etc/init.d/apache2 stop But when I want to start it again using: /etc/init.d/apache2 start I get this error: Starting web server apache2 ...
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Proper way to change terminal resolution in Ubuntu Server 13.04? [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu Server 13.04 in a VMware VM running only in command-line mode (i.e. no GUI). It defaults to a 640x480 screen resolution, but I'd like to increase that to either 800x600 or 1024x768. ...
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Using scp to copy files from remote to home machine

This is probably a simple error, but I can't work it out. My computer hostname is Felix (hostname -f returns Felix) I am trying to move a file from my university account to my home computer using scp. ...
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How to log on to a Ubuntu server; from windows with a plain gui

I was hoping to setup and maybe browse the internet from a Ubuntu server i setup at home. Seeing that I have installed, Ubuntu server, I was hoping if there is software I can install to get a browser ...
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Is there any advantage to setting up a personal cloud instead of running a personal server without virtualization?

I currently have my old PC sitting in my closet being a headless server (running Ubuntu Server). I use it as a file server, web server, and backup server. (The hostname is mneme, the Greek muse of ...
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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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How to permanently change the time in Ubuntu Server

I have changed the time in Ubuntu Server 11.04 but when i reboot it resets to the default it has. How to change the time that when I boot it stays like i changed it. already tried date but I think ...
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How does landscape calculate memory usage?

I'm trying to debug an OOM situation in an Ubuntu 12.04 server, and looking at the Memory graphs in Landscape, I noticed that there wasn't any serious memory usage spike. Then I looked at the output ...
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Correct permissions for /var/www and wordpress

Hello and thank you in advance! I am relatively new to ubuntu, so please excuse the newbie-ness of this question... I have set up a LAMP server (ubuntu server 11.10) and I have access via SSH and to ...
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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 is X11 a security risk in servers?

I remember reading that servers do not have a GUI because X11 is a security risk. Why?
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New MAC-address, now I have no network-access

I run Ubuntu Server 10.10 in VirtualBox with Windows as host. Accidently I choosed to generate a new random MAC-address for my Ubuntu machine in VirtualBox. And now when I have booted my Ubuntu with ...
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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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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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“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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How do I increase the text size of the text on a console?

I have ubuntu-server on my server and also in terminals and an application squeegee in text mode. This version 9.10 of ubuntu-serversystem came with a resolution at the terminal, which makes use of ...
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Installing or faking a x11 session

I have a headless Ubuntu-server running at work, and I connect to it from my home Windows machine through Putty. I've logged in with putty, and I need to run a program back at the server (a java ...
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GDM causes freeze on a remote login server. (over 5,000 users)

I run an ubuntu FTP server in the company I work for, and we recently migrated over 5,000 customers to it. I created a jailed user / home folder for each customer and everything was running smoothly ...
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switch temporarily to headless mode or runlevel 3?

I've installed ubuntu 10.10 x86_64 desktop version, which defaults to Xorg login I want to temporarily switch this machine to server mode, basically i "suspect" this entails setting to runlevel 3 and ...
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How to install one GUI program on Ubuntu Server?

I am using Ubuntu Server 10.10 in a VirtualBox. I need to install a single GUI program (RubyMine) on it. I checked out installing ubuntu-desktop with apt-get, and it wants me to install 430 new ...
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Can not upgrade Server Edition

Can someone tell me how can I upgrade my ubuntu server 10.04 to ubuntu server 10.10? I try: sudo apt-get install update-manager-core sudo do-release-upgrade Output: Checking for a new ubuntu ...
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How can I set up Samba shares to only be accessed by certain users?

I have a RAID10 array mounted on Ubuntu Server 12.04. I have created a few folders within the mount point and want the following functionality. There will be 4 users, 3 of them are windows users: ...
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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 to set up a ubuntu server to be (securely) available from internet?

(apologize in advance, I'm a pro-windows newly converted to ubuntu... if my questions are obvious, please tell me). I want to build a ubuntu server continuously connected to the internet. I own only ...