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Why does hd-idle need sudo to run in rc.local?

I have added a command that runs "hd-idle". It seems to need to run as root as otherwise it does not spin down the drives as instructed. Behavior seems to be the same when executed manually or via ...
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How to configure networking for KVM

Ok, my situation is as follows. I have: -host (Ubuntu server 14.04) on which I want to have multiple VMs (KVM). This host has 2 NICs (eth0, eth1) -home router (dhcp, network 192.168.1.0) -PC with ...
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MySQL (InnoDB) shutsdown same time every day

Ok so recently pushed a large update to my project onto my Ubuntu 14 server. Up until now it's been stable however since the push at exactly 00:36 GMT each day mysql is killed!! Not ideal as we need ...
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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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SSL on one domain and not the server ip or any virtual hosts (nginx)

I have a SSL setup on my nginx server and the SSL works perfectly, only problem is it is working on all other virtual hosts and also the server IP which I don't want it to. It should only work in the ...
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Stop job before it's dependencies

I have a job that does some things and uses other locally installed services (such as the mail server). Sometimes I do an ACPI shutdown but I need this service to complete the ongoing operation ...
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Error During Apt-Mirror Unattended Install Of Ubuntu Server 12.04 Over Network Using PXE

I'm attempting to PXE boot and completely rebuild a new server with an "Ubuntu 12.04 Server" image over the network using apt-mirror but I get multiple errors mid-way through the installation. I am ...
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How can I build the best Cyber Cafe possible using Ubuntu (Desktop or the Server Edition)?

My question has to do with my plan/dream of opening a Cyber Cafe in Mogadishu, Somalia, my birth place. I plan to use 5 to 15 computers (all laptops) running Ubuntu. Now that you have the background ...
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Can you determine which packages are not being used at all when running a specific program

I want to create a custom Ubuntu server distro that automatically installs and runs a specific program only on the target machine. I've found a very good guide here: How to create a customized ubuntu ...
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I want to create an FTP account that can oversee multiple other FTP accounts. How should I manage my permissions and users?

I rent my own virtual server. I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 and use it as a webserver. I have hosted some websites of my own on this server, as virtual hosts. I also have a few friends who I give ...
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Using SFTP with SSH ForceCommand directive

I have set up an SSH server (call it group2.fqdn) with this ForceCommand directive: Match Group group1 ForceCommand ssh -t group1.fqdn Match Group="*,!local,!group2,!root" ForceCommand ...
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Are there differences between ubuntu server 12.04 and 14.04 in network configuration during the installation?

I decided to turn my old laptop into a server just to learn about servers and linux. I installed the ubuntu server 12.04, I chose my wireless connection during the installation and I installed the ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu Server sleep/hibernation

I'm running the latest Ubuntu Server (quite literally downloaded & installed yesterday) on a box under my desk. I've got trac installed and OpenSSH. Intermittently both become unavailable, as if ...
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Installing Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 with no internet connection

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 with no internet connection - and I'm going round in circles as I keep getting prompted for a mirror etc. I'm sure I'm missing something obvious...... I ...
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Ubuntu freezes for 44 seconds every 8 minutes

I am stuck on a problem and am wondering if you have any ideas. I have sites on an Ubuntu server in Sydney with RackSpace. Every 8 minutes, without fail, the server hangs for 44 seconds. The ...
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Refused connection of ssh

I installed openssh on my new Ubuntu14.04 server, turned on ssh, and enjoyed it after I finished installation. Every thing was fine; however, after just one night, I was blocked when using putty as ...
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Non-X/Non-GUI terminal emulator for Ubuntu Server

I have a computer running Ubuntu Server (non-X/non-GUI), I need a terminal emulator which has VT100/VT320 capabilities like Gnome-Term and xTerm do on my other (GUI) Ubuntu box. tMux and GNU Screen ...
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Getting Ubuntu server to resolv new IP for a host name

I run a minecraft server on ubuntu 14.04 LTS on vm's using virtual box. In order for players to connect, their 'account' must be checked with Mojang, at sessionserver.mojang.com. The problem is, the ...
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Ubuntu Server (14.04 LTS) System-Wide Socks5 Auth Proxy

I have recently switched to the server version of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and am not aware of a way to apply a system-wide authentication socks5 proxy so that all traffic on that computer goes through the ...
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How to install git server with apache authentication on Ubuntu 14

I trying to install git server on Ubuntu 14 following these steps: www.jmuras.com I made a little change when creating git.conf and symbolic link cause goes on different folders for Ubuntu 14, i did ...
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No space left on device - Ubuntu 12.04 Server on VMware Workstation

I have Ubuntu 12.04 Server installed and inside VMWare WorkStation 10 and have much space left. Even when I try to create a folder it says: - No space left on device I have much space allocated ...
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Unable to get Windows File Sharing (Samba) to Work Under Ubuntu

I would like to set up an Ubuntu machine, where I can store movies, series and music. I managed to get a working share running, setup to /srv/samba/share. I can access the share from my Windows ...
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Sharing internet connection with tablet over a proxy-server

I have a proxy-server at home and set up my ubuntu accordingly. All works fine. My setup is that you can only gain internet access over that proxy. Now I have setup a raspberry pi with an edimax ...
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What backup solution allows for the easiest migration and restore of machines, even if they're restored from a VM or bare metal and vice versa?

I manage a lot of Ubuntu machines, many physical, many virtual. Backup as a general concept is pretty simple, but backup of entire systems tends to get murky. I'm familiar with virt-p2v, but that ...
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How can I view my stored media on my PS3 on my Ubuntu server?

I have recently installed Ubuntu Server and setup Samba I believe to use as a general use home server. How do I go about making this server available to my PS3 so that I can view my stored media on my ...
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How do I set up a reverse dns on Ubuntu 12.04 VPS

As far as I can remember when setting up my VPS and mail server on it, I had configured the mail server correctly. However, a few of my clients get SMTP errors, host mx1.zonnet.nl[62.58.50.9] ...
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How to host a website using Ubuntu 13.04 on my local machine

How do I do a complete BIND9 DNS Server Configuration with a hostname? Thank You so much for this wonderful answer. Although the talk here had been more on the lines of setting up a home based server ...
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Combine two hard drives

I have a PC with 2 physical hard drives, each is 500 GB (sda and sdb) I'd like to combine them in one large hard drive (1T). I couldn't find a clear approach on how to do it. I tried LVM with no ...
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Add right click sharing to Ubuntu Server 13.10 running Gnome-shell 3.8?

New to Ubuntu but some limited experience with other distros. I was trying out Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS and I was able to right click a folder and share it on my home network. I wasn't crazy about ...
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rsyslog Disable $RepeatedMsgReduction for specific filter

I have the following in my rsyslog configuration. It works well. :msg, contains, "<switch2>" /var/log/switch.log & ~ I need to disable RepeatedMsgReduction for log messages that are ...
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ubuntu server/samba file sharing disconnection during use

I apologise in advance if i include needless information; Firstly my network is setup with ubuntu server 12.04 LTS -> netgear modem router -> ethernet cable -> belkin router as wireless access point ...
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Ubuntu virtual memory overcommit apparently hitting MySql performance

I have several installations using Ubuntu Server 10.04 and 12.04 LTS running on Dedicated and VPS with various hosting companies. I am hitting a problem where, especially on migrating to a new server ...
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Upgrade Apache 2.22 to a version that supports ECDHE

I'm trying to setup my Ubuntu 12.04 server installation to support perfect forward security. It seems that the default Apache 2.2.22 build does not support ECDHE. Any suggestions on a good way to ...
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Upgraded from 8.04 to 10.04, cannot boot

I upgraded an old, handed down web server with a heavily customized wordpress website from 8.04 Server LTS to 10.04 Server LTS using a guide I found on Ubuntu. This seemed to go fine. There were a few ...
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Infiniband + Maas?

I'm looking at setting up an HPC based on Mellanox Infiniband rather than Ethernet. Because I have many nodes to manage, I was looking at trying something new, like MAAS. I know Infiniband cards ...
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Xhost: Unable to open display (setting up Vino on VPS)

I'm currently trying to setup Vino (the VNC server) on a VPS of mine. However, whenever I try exporting and opening the display, it doesn't work. I've looked for hours last night for a solution for ...
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Problem connecting to isp server using xl2tpd as client. Ubuntu server 13.04

I have followed guides found on google and ubuntu support pages and can get xl2tpd connection up but only under the following conditions: 1 - ADSL model must be configured and connected to the ISP ...
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Which has precedence in Cobbler, profile or preeseed?

For Cobbler on Ubuntu 12.04 server regarding the network configuration (or any settings for that matter) which has precedence during the PXE install - the profile (cobbler system add ...) or the ...
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`lshw -c network` showing drivers that I blacklisted

I'm trying to get a usb dongle based on an 8192CU chip to work in Ubuntu server. I've been all over and have done lots of things to try to get this working with wpa_supplicant to no avail. My latest ...
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Terminal error: i2c i2c-0 sendbytes error -110

I am currently using a clean installation of Ubuntu Server 12.04 AMD64 and I keep getting errors popping up saying: [ xxx.xxxx ] i2c i2c-0: sendbytes: error -110 where x is the seconds the ...
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Server in LAN with two network cards, can't telnet / ping to the second even if it works

I have an issue with an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (updated) server. For reasons too long to detail, it has got one eth0 interface assigned to 192.168.1.9 and one wlan0 interface assigned to 192.168.1.10. Both ...
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Error while encrypting swap on Ubuntu 12.04

I successfully encrypted my swap using ecryptfs-setup-swap command on my test Ubuntu 12.04 Server that runs on a virtual machine, so I written down all the steps I made on my blog, see ...
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Awkward GPG error with Ubuntu Server running “sudo apt-get update”

I just installed raring 32 bit server on an old machine, it seemed to work fine, but when I try to run sudo apt-get update I get this error (I'm translating from Italian) E: GPG Error: ...
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Ubuntu Server Install Old Version of Firefox

What is the best way to go back a version of Firefox on Ubuntu server. This is a server without a GUI so command line is the only thing that can be used. Also once you install that old version how do ...
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How do we allow a certain mac address in a FORWARD chain through iptables?

I set the iptables rules in default. # IPTABLES IN DEFAULT iptables -P INPUT ACCEPT iptables -P OUTPUT ACCEPT iptables -P FORWARD DROP How will allow a certain mac address in a forward chain? I ...
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Do I need NetworkManager on Ubuntu Server?

I've seen several posts suggesting using nmcli, nm-tool and similarly named utilities for network related tasks. In my case, I was trying to see what DNS my Ubuntu server installation is trying to ...
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Another LXC Puzzle

So my server is running... Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 13.04 Release: 13.04 Codename: raring I stumbled onto lxc when I trying to find something to replace vmware on a small ...
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Ubuntu Server changing Monitor from DVI to VGA

i have a little problem with my Ubuntu Server 12.04. I installed it yesterday with a DVI monitor connected. With the DVI Monitor, everything works fine. But when I try to connect it with an other ...
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Is there a default limit to the amount of memory a process may use?

Running 64-bit Matlab 7.12 on a 64-bit 10.04 Ubuntu Server. When I try run a big problem that should need 46GB of memory (the server has 72GB of Memory and plenty of swap space), the experimental ...
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Ubuntu server boots, then shows blinking cursor

My Ubuntu server boots but then shows a blinking cursor. It passes GRUB and I get the boot log output and all seems fine, however I get no shell after booting. I can boot into recovery just fine ...