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comment Display/Graphics problems after Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade
What video card is being used? lspci will give the info. Video driver support changed just before Trusty was released. Have you checked the Additional Drivers tab in Software Updater?
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comment Bios doesn't appear when I connect my HDMI Cable
Also flagging as off-topic. BIOS issue with default display selected in BIOS, and no, I don't think that BIOS will display on multiple monitors. Pick one and roll with it.
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comment How do I limit the size of my Dropbox directory?
@DaveMG There doesn't seem to be any way to do what you're asking short of creating a separate partition for Dropbox in the size you want, then pointing Dropbox to use that partition. I've seen some hacks for using quota and disk images but those have inherent issues in Linux. Managing your content shared to the laptop by using selected synched folders and manually managing the size is going to be the easiest route to follow.
Oct
19
answered How do I limit the size of my Dropbox directory?
Oct
18
comment Postfix can send but not receive mail
Postfix may, by default, squash external email sent to root. root may receive mail from internal services. (I just tried this with my server and the mail was received but did not appear in the mailbox for root.) Can you try by sending to another user? Also, use mxtoolbox.com to check your domain MX and SMTP functionality - you'll see pretty quickly if the problem is related to your Postfix config or issues with your domain DNS setup.
Oct
18
comment Postfix can send but not receive mail
Your base answer is on-track, but working from the outside first will be quicker to determine the problem. Routing is different internally on a LAN and services that are open to the local net may not be reachable externally as you pointed out for the case of SMTP traffic on port 25.
Oct
14
comment Does someone have access to my server's postfix?
Can you post up parts of the mail log where you suspect that this mail is going out? And are you implementing sasl login authentication of some type?
Oct
12
comment How to Remove Recursively grant ownership
@muru Yeah, the system is already "damaged" though and root owns most of the stuff in /var so it would be better than having it owned by another user...
Oct
12
comment How to Remove Recursively grant ownership
Not all subdirectories and files in /var are owned by root though, so this is not an absolute fix.
Oct
12
comment MySql crashes happening daily after ubuntu system updates
I'd still wonder if mysql has actually crashed, or something else is preventing WP from getting the socket to it. You can check mysql in Terminal with service mysql status
Oct
12
comment Does someone have access to my server's postfix?
To confirm that postfix might be breached, you would have to comb through your mail logs to verify that any outgoing mail entries match what your users are sending out. I doubt that your mail system is breached. Google is fairly tolerant of mail relays, but only to a point. You might have crossed that threshold, particularly if your domain/IP is listed on any of the blacklists. (mxtoolbox can run blacklist checks as well.) The reverse DNS mismatch isn't a critical error - mine's the same way and it works fine.
Oct
11
comment Does someone have access to my server's postfix?
Have you confirmed that you're not running an open relay? The limited log entry suggests not, but it should be checked. mxtoolbox.com has tools to check your postfix config and will run an open relay check. You might also get this if you are routing postfix through a Gmail account as a relay for outgoing mail.
Oct
11
comment MySql crashes happening daily after ubuntu system updates
mysql shouldn't have to be stopped for running system updates. Have you confirmed that mysql has indeed crashed when you get the WP connection failures? It might be a problem in the mysql config regarding concurrent connections or some other limiting value in the mysql config.
Oct
6
comment MySql crashes happening daily after ubuntu system updates
You can improve your post and chances of getting an answer by including details and/or system logs of the error and mysql crash.
Oct
5
comment Fatal: No SASL authentication mechanism
Did you get this configuration from a tutorial? Is Dovecot set up? Have you checked the Postfix and Dovecot documentation to make sure that the configuration parameters are correct? My comment was based on not seeing an avenue for Postfix to pass the auths to Dovecot. You may have to set a port(the 12555 in my sample) for Dovecot to get the requests.
Oct
5
comment Fatal: No SASL authentication mechanism
Try adding smtpd_sasl_path = inet:127.0.0.1:12555 for postfix to pass the sasl auths to dovecot.
Oct
5
comment 777 Permissions not working NTFS FSTAB
Can you edit your question to include the fstab entry? That would help determine what values are being set.
Oct
1
comment Why this occurs error: Diskfilter writes are not supported
@EliahKagan I followed the instructions exactly including the permissions change and updating grub. The issue persisted for a while but it appears that a software update eliminated the issue.
Oct
1
comment Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS + skystar 2 express hd
@AliJassim It would appear not. I would suggest you follow the links I provided for learning how to install the relevant driver for the card. You may also need to do some Google searching to aid in your getting the proper driver.
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