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comment VMware Tools and multiple kernel versions
Compare the actual kernel versions. There is a known issue in newer kernels where hgfs won't build due to changes to the linux kernel.
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comment VMware Tools and multiple kernel versions
VMware Tools has an "auto kernel modules" function you can enable that will build missing modules. Never used it, but every time my kernel updates the modules end up rebuilt on my system and VMs...
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comment What version of Ubuntu is most efficient and stable as a small-scale server?
In theory that's still virtualization, even with Docker, no?
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comment What version of Ubuntu is most efficient and stable as a small-scale server?
@sebleblanc While somewhat accurate, virtualization on the hardware they specified would run really slow and inefficiently on the system. It would drastically slow down the ability for the host to operate as expected. I wouldn't try and virtualize anything in the OP's case because you end up with a double NAT situation.
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revised Need help with installing a package (dpkg problem)
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answered Need help with installing a package (dpkg problem)
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comment Trying to install wacom drivers for intuos!
Modern kernels and at least Ubuntu have the Wacom input drivers included already. Is there a reason you need to compile? (I also don't see any errors above so what's your actual question?)
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revised What version of Ubuntu is most efficient and stable as a small-scale server?
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comment What version of Ubuntu is most efficient and stable as a small-scale server?
Note on this answer: this does not take into account nitty-gritty things like kernel level specialization and optimization for server vs desktop, or much more technical bits, it's just a general overview of the differences with a recommendation. It is not intended to nitpick the technical nuances between server and desktop versions.
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comment What version of Ubuntu is most efficient and stable as a small-scale server?
@Clefspeare13 OK, I included that consideration in my analysis below. However I would consider getting a newer desktop for GUI stuff - that hardware is pretty old for GUI stuff. Flash games would be slow on that hardware, even, hence my suggestion there. But I did include all this in my analysis.
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comment What version of Ubuntu is most efficient and stable as a small-scale server?
@Clefspeare13 when referencing software, use the fully established name - 'TS' could mean TeamSpeak, time stamp, timeshare, etc. so using fully established software names is more prudent. As well, what do you mean by "and to browse"?
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comment Server setup info
@muru for Debian, yes, it does, but Debian is off topic here so we need to ID which OS is the topic of their question. Ubuntu doesn't put in the root user prompt as it doesn't have a root pw by default (and the installers by default don't prompt for the root pw either due to sudo being the 'good way' to operate - although you can force the root pw prompt that's an advanced concept and likely not done except by experts)
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comment Server setup info
@muru it also stands to reason they may be thinking Ubuntu and Debian are the same given they stated using Debian above. (since Ubuntu has no root password, relying on sudo and /etc/sudoers to control admin execution privileges, the can't login as root to webmin or console on Ubuntu in a default setup)
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revised Can you make a Live DVD Persistent?
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comment Server setup info
You ask many questions at once: "How to set up static IP via terminal"; "How do I install webmin"; "Why does root login to webmin fail"; "Can I install a GUI". Split these questions up separately as completely independent and separate questions. Also state if you are on Debian or Ubuntu - the only OS reference I see is Debian and Debian is not Ubuntu.