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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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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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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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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.
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comment What version of Ubuntu is most efficient and stable as a small-scale server?
This question barely passes the 'Asking for Opinions' check because you ask for a comparison of what would work. However, you are still asking for an opinionated answer, and that's not really on par for the site despite my answer below.
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comment Two Different Software Centers?
Verify that universe repositories are enabled on the laptop - if xdotool exists in the repositories it's probably in the universe pocket and you need to make sure that's available on the system.
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comment libMagicWand.so.5 cannot open shared object file?
I'm not certain this is the right answer. It's likely that the package you've indicated (from Utopic) might have been merged with other packages, perhaps the devel headers or otherwise, as imagemagick is the source package providing everything. The Vivid Source Package actually produces a libmagickwand package - libmagickwand-6.q16-2, libmagickwand-6-headers, and libmagickwand-6.q16-dev. It's possible one of these will do what the OP needs. (Although consider magic is not magick and emacs may need revised)
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comment What is Ubuntu's equivalent of an exe file?
@MikeFriedman there are an infinite number of potential examples that could be used. For instance, I could use nginx and nginx-common and nginx-core or similar as examples if my system needed an offline method to install the NGINX web server. Essentially, it's impossible to create 'one example' that would work everywhere. The tricky part is because of dependencies - a lot of 'regularly used' Desktop programs have a lot of dependencies that you would also have to download.
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comment libMagicWand.so.5 cannot open shared object file?
@NikitaLuparev keep in mind that libMagicWand.so.5 and libMagickWand.so.5 are different. Either you should install the official emacs package or recompile it yourself (since libMagicWand.so.5 does not actually exist in Vivid)
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comment Creating Your Own Mount Point for USB Drive
missed that. sorry. It should stay but it's still a good form to make a note that you should make sure the mount point exists yet. In fact if you change /bin/sh to /bin/bash we can add in some error check code but meh
Apr
21
comment How Do I Fix This Boot Issue
Did you actually switch to Kubuntu, or are you still working with Elementary OS? Because Elementary OS in any way shape or form is offtopic here, and the Kubuntu theme is just the theme - not actually Ubuntu/Kubuntu.
Apr
21
comment How to manage/preserve file privileges during an online file transfer?
@heemayl doh, forgot about that, however, we can't always be certain the shell script is a bash script - there are other shell languages, such as zsh. Added it anyways, though.
Apr
20
comment How to manage/preserve file privileges during an online file transfer?
@muru which I explained and basically described in my answer below. XD Perfect timing coincidence :)
Apr
20
comment okay to install the latest kernel for Vivid on Trusty?
Trusty is 14.04, not 12.04. Precise is 12.04. Please confirm which one you're talking about as the system you want to put 4.0 on/