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Strange boot problem in Server 14.10

This is on Ubuntu Server 14.10. I am setting up a user that is chrooted to its own home directory through SFTP, but I need the user to be able to access/edit a subdomain of my website at ...
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My Ip address keeps changing each time I restart my virtual computer

I have a KVM configured running two VMs with almost exact characteristics, the main difference is the service they provide. The IP network is obtained via DHCP(I have configured a bridge in the KVM) ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 File Server, using Samba, NFS, OwnCloud and SFTP, all on the same mounted path

My Ubuntu 14.04 box has a mounted HDD with ext4 on local the path /Public I chown the path to my only username so I can transfer files using SFTP (via SFTP client) from my Windows Machine. I wanted to ...
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Migrate from wamp to lamp

I'm well experienced with WAMP, now it's time for LAMP. I have very little knowledge with linux, just finished setting up the OS. My questions are, basically: is there any difference between ...
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Ubuntu server 10.04 usb wifi modem (D-Link DWA-137). Can't set it up

So I have ubuntu 10.04.4 server. I tried two weeks to install zoneminder and configure it with cheap video card. Somehow i managed it last week, but the problem is that I used ethernet. Now I need to ...
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How can I change the date of 12h to 24h?

How can I change the date of 12h to 24h of my ubuntu server 14.04.1 LTS? My current locale: $ cat /etc/default/locale LANG="en_GB.UTF-8" LANGUAGE="en_GB:en" Using $ sudo date nnddhhmmyyyy.ss?
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Encrypted home mount for single session on Ubuntu?

I currently have Ubuntu 12.04 as my remote server and I have a purpose of keeping my important files on that server under encrypted home folder. I did this and it works; I send my files to the server ...
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How do I fix this bash script to auto-fix locked eth cards?

One of our servers has an eth1 interface which seems to randomly lock up--but which works again with no issues if this command is issued in the console: ifdown eth1 ; ifup eth1 I wrote a simple ...
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invoke a script on fail of a bash script

I want to run a script that create and host a website with apache server. if anything went wrong I have to rollback all the changes I made, like delete the created folder etc. I know set -e exits ...
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Ubuntu file sharing server (with samba) using external hard drive

I'm trying to configure a file sharing server using Ubuntu server (with samba). I want the shared files to be saved on an external hard drive (2TB) because the space on the desktop's (which is a new ...
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The 6th hard drive is smaller than the actual size in Ubuntu Server 14.04

Ubuntu 14.04 Server: I have installed 6x2TB drive on a DELL server. Only the first 5 are recognized as 2TB. the last one only shows 100G. The problem is not a hardware problem. Since when using ...
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copy the MySQL Connector/J jar file to the domain-dir/lib directory

Where is the MySQL JDBC connector JAR supposed to go? To do this, copy the MySQL Connector/J jar file to the domain-dir/lib directory. For example, copy mysql-connector-java-5.1.30-bin.jar to ...
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Permission problem with files created by Deluge

Recently my second hard disk, sdb1, broke on my Ubuntu server, it was mounted as multimedia in /home/user/multimedia and Deluge is downloading my torrents to this directory. When sdb1 disk died, I ...
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how to install and configure Glassfish 4

How do I install Glassfish 4.x and run it on port 80? While it's easy enough to download Glassfish and unzip it, should it go in a particular directory? Which user should start and stop the server? ...
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FILTERUPDATES not working in AIDE

I have edited /etc/default/aide and used the following setting: FILTERUPDATES=yes However, after unattended-upgrades updated the following packages: libapache2-mod-php5 php5 php5-cli php5-common ...
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Cannot create file in /var/www/html

I am running Ubuntu version 14.04, and I have an apache2 server set up to host some php files on localhost that are stored in /var/www/html. When I try to execute the following code in one of my php ...
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How to harden/tune Ubuntu then package it back into an ISO

I am interested in delving into Amazon Web Services (AWS), and would like to create a few EC2 instances from my own hand-tuned instances of Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS. What I would like to do (I ...
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cannot ping FQDN from outside LAN (Glassfish)

Current situation I have a LAN network with pc1 and pc2 Glassfish is installed on pc1 pc2 can browse to the ip address of pc1 I've set up a Fully Qualified Doman Name (FQDN) through noip.com The ...
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lxc-create hangs and finally fails

I was trying to place some juju charms on linux containers and the containers failed to start. To debug the issue I sshed into the node where this happened and tried creating an LXC container manually ...
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unable to access to localhost remotely with ubuntu 14.04

I have an old PC that I have set up as a server. I've installed webmin and Plex Media and ssh server. The problem is that I could easily connect to these services in Windows 7 using firefox by just ...
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Server slow after Nginx errors and restarting PHP

I have a server with Intel Xeon 2xE5520 2.27GHz, 48 GB Ram, 2x146 GB 15K HDD (Raid) OS Ubuntu 14.04.01, Nginx 1.6.2, PHP 5.5.9, MySQL. Webmin. My website is video portal. Traffic is approximately ...
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Missing parameter in configuration file. Keyword: path

Im trying to boot ubuntu 14.10-server-i386 in a pendrive. But im getting this error when boot from pendrive. Missing parameter in configuration file. Keyword: path What does it mean? How to ...
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14.04 server update without upgradeing to 14.10

I have a server running ubuntu 14.04 trusty. When i ran a sudo apt-get upgrade today it reported that it will keep back linux-generic linux-headers-generic linux-headers-server linux-image-generic ...
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Stats plugin - totally removeable

I want to try new stats plugins on ubuntu server 14.04 for my vps, please suggest some good stats plugins (web + terminal based, any) should be completely removeable without leaving any run able ...
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OpenVPN Username/Password

An OpenVPN server is installed on Ubuntu 14.04. This server is working for remote users to access local network. Each user has his own certificates generated by the CA (OpenVPN server itself). What is ...
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Installing new network driver ubuntu server 14.10

Ok first of all I was trying to connect my server to my router and set up my apache2 server so my server could be viewable online. But in my attempts to connect, I found that I have no eth0 ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 cant resolve domains

I have an ubuntu server running 12.04 and nslookups fail. I'm 100% sure that the information I used in /etc/network/interfaces is accurate. I can successfully ping the default gateway as well as the ...
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Unable to connect to server on internal network

I have an Ubuntu server hosting a web server and various other things. If I were to ping 192.168.1.5 from my laptop the connection just takes a while and times out. If I'm sitting right next to the ...
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Getting error with dpkg

I recently upgrade my 14.04 server to 14.10 and I got this error message during the upgrade: Setting up sysv-rc (2.88dsf-41ubuntu18) ... info: Reordering boot system, log to ...
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Home directory permission problems

Permissions on my system (Ubuntu Server 14.10) have somehow become messed up. I've been experiencing problems on and off with various things (mainly /var/www and subdirectories), but today it affected ...
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How do I stop default localhost virtualhost from directing to named virtual host?

So a little background info first: using PhpStorm IDE (actually not important but just relaying info) using Vagrant running an Ubuntu 14.04 box (use of Vagrant also not important) have main ...
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Displaying command progress in SSH terminal

I'm currently upgrading my Ubuntu server from 14.04 to 14.10, and I'm curious about something. If my SSH session gets disconnected during either this or any other long-running command, reopening the ...
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No internet on Ubuntu Server 14.04 or 12.04

I am relatively new at Ubuntu, and am trying to install Ubuntu Server on a commercial network at an academic institution. When installing Ubuntu Desktop, I can automatically pull an IP address and ...
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User stopped being sudoer after release upgrade

I've upgraded one of web server, that was running Ubuntu from 11.10 to 12.04 (No downtime since it's creation, though serving 10-40k requests/daily). sudo apt-get install update-manager-core ...
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Occasional connection failures to smbd server after 14.10 update

I've updated a server from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. Now, I'm getting weird problems when connecting from my Ubuntu 14.04 client to a Samba share on the server. Previously, the connection would always ...
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SSL on Ubuntu Server 14.04

I cant figure out how to activate ssl on apache2 in ubuntu server 14.04 `? on my ubuntu server i have installed lamp owncloud i havent made any configuration on the lamp server yet. only isntalled ...
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I can't upgrade kernel on Ubuntu Server 14.04.1

today I made a mistake and now I don't know how can I fix it. I updated the kernel using dist-upgrade and I installed Linux 3.13.0-39-generic on my server. I had Linux 3.13.0-37-generic. The thing ...
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Can not start the Virtual Machine No KVM Installed

Ok so my Server Crashed Y'day. So I bought a another WS and plug in the HDD's. Booted up did very little changes and everything was working fine EXCEPT!!! the Virtual Machines inside VMM and the VM ...
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Using Bind for DNS request and serving A records

I have asked in a few places and do not seem to be able to get an answer. I have a subdomain ie ddns.example.com pointed to a server. I intend to give users a hostname ie bob.ddns.example.com. ...
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Ubuntu Terminal server for Windows clients

We plan to provide internet access for production users in a secure way with a terminal server. I need suggestions on how to create a Ubuntu terminal server for minimal application us like Firefox ...
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Can I (safely) explore linux server using oracle VM

I am a computer science student and know how to use terminal commands etc. in the Linux OS. I am currently trying to learn how to use Linux Server and in order to save me having to install two OSs ...
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Webmin file manger is not working

I am trying to install File Manager when I select it on screen it is showing 'This pulg-in is not supported ' I am using ubuntu 14.04.1 and webmin version 1.710
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get python scripts working on apache2 in ubuntu 14.04

dear people of askubuntu, I am new with ubuntu and working on a project that used to work before I came here. I have the following setup: a folder /var/www/localhost wich contains all my html files ...
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Grid Computing with old PCs

I got almost 12 old PCs (P4 and similar) and i'd like to use them as if I had 1 single PC in order to use the computing power to compile and the harddrive as in a big nas. I gave a loot to ubuntu ...
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How does MAAS enlist bare metal nodes and how does it know the superusers account and password of BMC?

I recently installed a MAAS Server which is based on Ubuntu trusty amd-64 server. Everything works fine, but I have a question about how MAAS enlist bare metal nodes? See I have a 2U4N server and a ...
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Where is “session sufficient pam_lsass.so” and the “/usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/50-unity-greeter.conf”

I am new in Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS. I am setting up a Samba File Server and join it to our domain. I configured some of the configuration, but in the step 6 of this guide, I was unable to ...
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IPtables client - server(router) error

I've got a school assessment this week. Let me explain how my environment is: 1 Router (Have DHCP + giving an ip to the client) Has NAT for Internet 1 Client (Can only have internet acccess via the ...
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Auto updating when installing! How to disable? Very strange

I am trying to install Ubuntu Server 12.04.3. However, when installed, it is installed 12.04.5, when I need 12.04.3 to run a game-server. I have ticked off "No automatic updates" but it still installs ...
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ACL permission defaults are not applying to new files

I am trying to set up ACL's so that all new sub-directories and files withing a directory automatically inherit it's parents permissions. From what I understand I could achieve this by setting the ...
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Dovecot stuck in stop/waiting

im trying to build a mail server (postfix + dovecot). after the installation, tried to check if dovecot is working by : service dovecot status: start/prestart statement. the only thing i did was ...