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Install ruby 1.9.2 on debian production server

I have a problem install ruby 1.9.2 on debian using rvm. The install goes fine, and when i type rvm use 1.9.2 then it says: Using /usr/local/rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p180 but when I type ...
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Run application as root without sudo

I have an application (VirtualBox) which I need to run as root user. I can run sudo VirtualBox just fine, but I want to have a shortcut on my Desktop which I only have to click on to start VirtualBox ...
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dhclient UDP port 68

I've successfully removed or reconfigured the daemons in my server so they will only listen locally. The daemon I have left is dhclient, which listens on UDP port 68. Is it possible for this daemon to ...
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Debian Testing - SNMPD Configuration for Zenoss

Linux server1.xen.prgmr.com 3.0.0-1-686-pae #1 SMP Sat Aug 27 16:41:03 UTC 2011 i686 GNU/Linux snmpd 5.4.3~dfsg-2.3 zenoss-stack 3.2.1-0 I have installed Debian Testing, Zenoss and smpd on the same ...
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Reorder the way in which scripts are run at startup

I just moved to debian squeeze and need to change the startup sequence of some scripts. I used to do this with update-rc.d service defaulta xx xx but now with the LSB way of doing things the ...
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Why is my mdadm raid-1 recovery so slow?

On a system I'm running Ubuntu 10.04. My raid-1 restore started out fast but quickly became ridiculously slow (at this rate the restore will take 150 days!): dimmer@paimon:~$ cat /proc/mdstat ...
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'Stale NFS file handle' error but no NFS mount present

One virtual machine runnning on Xen host experienced 'Stale NFS file handle' problems and I can't explain it while there is no NFS mount present. The problem occurs when listing the content on a ...
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Nagios command not transmitting all arguments

I'm using the following service to monitor our postgres db from nagios: define service{ use test-service ; Name of servi$ host_name ...
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Logging MySQL events to file in addition to syslog on Debian

By default, Debian uses rsyslog to handle MySQL error logging. I like this behavior and do not want to change it. However, I would like rsyslog to write MySQL events to /var/log/mysqld.log in ...
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Ensure USB disk is never sda, even when booting from it

Some Background... I think this should be a general linux kernel (or kernel module) related question, though I'm facing the issue while preseeding debian for an automated installation. Every time I ...
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Need help updating PHP 5.2 to 5.3 (on Debian Lenny)

I need to update 5.2 to 5.3 in one of our servers urgently. My unix skills are limited so please be as specific as possible. Is there any way to do this easily with apt-get upgrade ?
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How can I share my internet connection to my LAN with Debian?

I'm trying to make my Debian server the router for my LAN. I got two interfaces: eth0 connects to internet through PPPoE, eth1 to LAN. I switched on forwarding in sysctl net.ipv4.ip_forward=1 and ...
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I had to recover InnoDB tables from my backup, but mysql is crashing

I just recovered my InnoDB tables from my backup (copied ibdata1, ib_logfile1, ib_logfile0) However, when I start mysql now, and try to access my site with InnoDB tables, *I get these errors Got ...
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best way to install package from wheezy on squeeze

I want to use doxygen on my Debian Squeeze server, but I need the version from Debian Wheezy because this apparently contains the bugfix I need. It's not in backports -- check ...
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Can dpkg verify files from an installed package?

With rpm -qV openssh-server I will get a list of files that have changed compared to default. ~$ rpm -qV openssh-server S.?....T. c /etc/ssh/sshd_config ~$ Can dpkg on Ubuntu do the same?
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A service disabled on startup, but manually started, raises an error on shutdown

So here is the context. I have a Debian Squeeze (solely command-line) installed as a guest in VirtualBox. I installed MySQL, but decided to disable it on startup. So i found out that I can use ...
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SMTP/IMAP failover, filesystem options?

Given two hosts running SMTP and IMAP services, how would you best make them redundant so that one can easily take over if the other goes down? Keep in mind there are no other servers where network ...
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Change shorcut for console switch

I need to change the shortcut set by default on my Debian 6.0 (server) for tty switch. By defautl it is ALT + Fx, but i just want to switch to Fx. I guess it involves modification of Xorg, but i ...
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configure BIND DNS on debian

I'm trying to configure configure BIND for use on my local Debian machine, which I will use as a development and testing environment. First of all, I'm using Debian 6.x [Squeeze] and BIND 9. BIND ...
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one php5-cgi process uses 100% cpu

I have a dedicated server runs debian 6, nginx 1.07, php 5.3 with php-fpm and percona mysql 5.1. I just set up the server recently and only 1 site runs on it. The problem I encounter is that even I ...
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How to create FTP accounts with webmin? [closed]

How to create FTP accounts with webmin? Have tried to follow a couple of examples found via google.com but none of them worked!? Have added a user under system > users Server: proFTPD on Debian ...
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How to install git server on debian VPS (openvz+direct admin)?

What are the risks and precaution steps when installing git server on debian VPS (openvz + direct admin) ? How to install git server properly in such environment ? I would like to use git server ...
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Postfix: “Relay Access Denied”

I've been following this tutorial: http://flurdy.com/docs/postfix/index.html For some reason, even after making sure that I set it up correctly, it will not send any mail to external domains. It can ...
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IIS - two servers single domain

I've got two server machines - one running Debian Linux and the other running Windows Server. They are both in the same network and have single public ip address. The port 80 is configured to serve ...
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Domain names not resolving @ Debian VPS

I have a quite common problem except all the solutions I've found didn't work for me. I had my VPS, running Debian 5/Debian 6/CentOS 5.5/whatever-else-OS-I've-tried, rebuilt and reinstalled. Once ...
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Network driver updated - linux still loading the old driver version

I recently updated the bnx2 network driver of one server. If I display infomations about the module, it shows me correctly the new version, 2.0.23b. modinfo bnx2 filename: ...
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compile lastest bnx2 driver on debian squeeze

I want to upgrade the bnx2 network card driver in a Dell Power Edge R410. I downloaded the latest driver version from the broadcom website. If I want to compile the driver it fails with the following ...
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Not able to mount ext4 file-system in Debian Lenny

I am trying to mount ext4 EBS volume in to my EC2 instance in Debian OS, whenever I try to mount I get the following error: mount: unknown filesystem type 'ext4' I googled around and found a ...
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Setting up a secure instance of nginx on Debian 6

I have worked with and setup Apache before, but never nginx. Could anyone point me to a good guide that describes how to setup and run nginx for multiple website (vhosts, I suppose) support. I want ...
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Server went to sleep mode

I've setup a new Dell Poweredge R410 server with debian squeeze. If the server is idle for a longer time it seems to go to sleep mode. If I ping the server, it doesn't answer for 10-20 seconds and ...
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Linux kernel crash - any ideas?

Been getting these runaway conditions on a lightly loaded vps (debian squeeze kernel 2.6.38-bpo.2-amd64, 2GB, SSD) - top load is nothing , then jumps to 30.0 & everything grinds to a halt. I'm ...
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LINUX Load average

My server Load jump high up top 22, CPU just 50%, RAM 1858/5120. How to know what process couse so high load average. Linux Debian
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SSH get trace to host

When using some kind of XEN VM's as user, how can I get trace to host where SSH leads to? I encountered problem, that when listening SSH server on ip from ifconfig, I couldn't connect to it. Need to ...
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net eth0: rx->offset 4294967295

Is this anything important? Where is it coming from? I'm running Debian Squeeze (6) and keep seeing this in dmesg/messages and so on... [20471825.303351] net eth0: rx->offset: 0, size: 4294967295 ...
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squeeze with lvm on top of raid 0 fails to boot using grub2

GRUB Loading Welcome to GRUB! error: no such device: <GUID>. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> ls (hd0), (hd0,msdos2) (hd0,msdos1) grub rescue> set prefix=(hd0,msdos1)/grub ...
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Ready-to-use kvm server-images for Rails-Apps?

I'm taking care of some Rails-Deployments. For this I use several KVM virtual machines like this: Apache Load-Balancer (mod_proxy) & HTTPS-Gateway foreach rails-app { Rails-Server ...
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How to use/debug Debian preseed with SSL using Startssl Certs

preseeding work perfect for me using: auto url=http://mydomain.com/preseed.cfg but as soon as i use a https connection, it doesn't work any more. auto url=https://mydomain.com/preseed.cfg with ...
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How are Java Libraries on Debian supposed to work?

I've just been through a lot of grief installing activemq on Debian Wheezy. apt-get install activemq installed a lot of packages - openjdk-jre + a raft of libraries, all of which ended up in ...
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Cannot delete folder with rm -rf. Error: device or resource busy

I'm trying to delete /var/www/html but I'm getting this error: rm: cannot remove `html': Device or resource busy
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What's worth changing in kernel configuration? [closed]

I was wondering what do you usually change in the kernel configuration. I am having make menuconfig in front of me right and now I need to prepare the best kernel ever for my new shiny servers. I use ...
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Directadmin exim don't start anymore

We have VPS server and currently we are having the following error when trying to start exim: root@c58-76:/usr/local/directadmin/scripts# /etc/init.d/exim start Starting exim: /etc/init.d/exim: line ...
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How do I locate a process on Debian Linux that is creating a large amount of network traffic? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My server's been hacked EMERGENCY We have a remote Linux (Debian) server, which is, apparently, being used as a platform to commit a DoS attack. We have been warned ...
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Stop an unstoppable openvz container

I have an openvz container that is NOT stopping with the standard vz tools. How can I kill it? I tried a VZ destory but that wont work. Thanks
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Debian - kjournald eats up my CPU and shuts my web server

The kjournald process starts sometimes on my Debian web server. When I run top, the kjournald process eats up 100% of the CPU utilization. After an hour that the process runs, my web server (apache) ...
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Apache2 redirecting all HTTPS traffic to a single page

I have a problem with my Apache2, I'm probably doing a misconfiguration, but I do not get what. All my https traffic always redirects to a single page, I can't add different https pages. This is ...
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Recommended Linux distro for point-of-sale stations [closed]

I need recommendations on distro to pick for Linux workstations that will be used as point-of-sale stations. Requirements / wish list: Stable with regular, robust updates that rarely if ever break ...
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Force Apache to kill its children after lost connection (“stop button” pressed)

How can I make Apache kill the CGI's that it has spawned, after the client (browser) has closed the connection? I got a couple of CGI's that perform long-running operations and send output every 15 ...
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TCP Sessions Hanging with Debian and iptables

Up until now I have been using a CentOS 5.x PC with 2x NICs running iptables as a router for my network. It worked great but recently I decided to get a DreamPlug which runs Debian 5.0.3/kernel ...
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Proxying from nginx to Jetty

I'm proxying request from nginx to Jetty, but I have problem with request that Jetty receives. Jetty requests shows that request IP address is 127.0.0.1. But I want real server IP and my site has ...
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The server at www.rencontres-selection.com is taking too long to respond

I get this error message while trying to access this site in firefox. The site is hosted on a dedibox with Debian, apache2, php5, and bind9. If run a dig command, or any kind of ping i get the good ...