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internet connection in debian 6's recovery mode

I've broken my window manager on my Debian 6 machine, and so I am stuck to recovery mode for now. That is, I got a plain root shell. Now here's my problem: how can I get a internet connection, so I ...
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What is creating /var/tmp/sort* files?

Sometimes on my Linux Debian server I found a bunch of sort* files (sort0ylf0b, sort8KXDHC, sortCoMKVq) of more than 30MB each. Who create those files in /var/tmp? I try to google but nothing. Any ...
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Is running my Unreal Tournament server like this slower than it has to be?

Unreal Tournament 2004 is an old game, and it does not run on a new server. I was said to run the server like this. LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$HOME/archive/gcc3 ./ucc-bin server ...
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Use a RAID Controller without drivers?

Ordered an Adaptec 1420SA RAID card for my Debian Squeeze media server but didn't check to see if it was compatible, turns out it's not because it uses something called hostRAID which requires special ...
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get list of php files consuming resources

Does there exist a way to output a list of currently executing PHP files, in Apache in debian? (and if it is possible, also listing the resources used by that instance). We are having some ...
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debootstrap failed, what now?

I followed this tutorial: http://www.bitstormweb.com/linux-administration/multiple-versions-of-php-mysql-and-apache-under-debian-linux.html When in Step 3 - running debootstrap - my ssh connection ...
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What are ANY-user and information_schema on MySQL Server?

I have a few servers that still seem to have the default ANY-user and information_schema. I would delete it, but they are production servers. It seems very worrisome to me What is this Any user ...
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KVM high CPU load

I have a dedicated machine running under Debian Squeeze. It's a reasonably good machine with 8 cores. I started hosting a Windows Server 2008 guest with KVM, but the CPU load is extremely high ...
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Where are the RADIUS log events logged?

My server has a RADIUS functionality. I want to know where does it log about successful and rejected log-in events and other related info? I have to track RADIUS behavior so that's why it is important ...
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How do I use dynamic-DNS in environment like this?

I'm really new to networking. I have somewhat nice internet connection(in my standards, that is). But I can't configure the router. (The internet connection is not mine, and its settings page is ...
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Debian and dotdeb packages

I'm not very experienced with servers administration. I want to give a try to Debian Squeeze for one of our servers (rather than an Ubuntu) to experience the real differences ;) After reading a lot ...
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NcFTP batch uploading

I'm on a Debian box, which I can't modify in any way. I need to upload an entire directory (and subdirs) content to my server. The only tool I've got is ncFTP (http://www.ncftp.com/). Can you help ...
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sshd wont start at boot

I just installed Debian 6, after reboot sshd stopped responding. I put the default config file but it not help. In the logs (/var/log/auth,syslog) no errors. I think the problem is that sshd not ...
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Enabling remote access to mysql on debian

I need to enable remote access for a specific user on a mysql server, running debian oldstable. Bear in mind I'm no SQL expert nor a real sysadmin. Logging in phpmyadmin and looking at the ...
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What exactly will --delete-excluded do for rsync?

I use rsync with great pleasure for backing up my servers, although I do have a question about the --delete-exclude parameter. /usr/bin/rsync -a --delete --numeric-ids --relative --delete-excluded ...
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Debian servers do not appear in PuTTY title bar

I use a specific server for connecting to all servers via SSH. When I connect to the SSH gateway server it perfectly says chronoz@sshgw in the PuTTY title bar and when I connect to a CentOS server ...
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How to use dpkg-divert to temporarily remove/replace symlink when package is installed?

The default nginx package creates a symlink named default in the sites-enabled dir, which points to a default config file in sites-available. I'm currently creating a package for an app that sits on ...
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Top-like tool for IP traffic [closed]

I need to keep watch on how much bandwidth some connections are taking in a server, and I know I have seen a top-like tool for that before. However, I can't remember the name of the tool, and I'm not ...
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Why does reprepro complain about the “all” architecture?

I started setting up a deb repository today for some of our applications. Given that they are interpreted scripts, I went with "all" architecture (from conf/distributions): Codename: lucid ...
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Permission denied on Netgear ReadyNAS duo

This topic: http://www.readynas.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=53960 My Netgear ReadyNAS duo (it's a Debian box) is running PHP. I wrote a script for organizing some files. I succesfully read ...
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VE not stopable

One of my VEs sometimes stops working. I cannot reach it via HTTP, FTP or SSH, I only can enter it per vzctl enter X All tries to restart the VE result in a 'Operation timed out', even if I try ...
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fail2ban on Ubuntu (defaults okay?)

I run an Ubuntu-based web-server (LAMP) and have installed fail2ban. Does it have sensible defaults to restrict malicious activity via SSH and any LAMP ports out-of-the-box? Or, does it need to be ...
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Relocate symfony config directory

I have a new symfony project. In order to satisfy Debian's FHS I want to put the project's config/ directory under /etc and create a symbolic link pointing from the normal config/ location to the ...
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Limit visibility for the user to the directory

How can I make such thing, to give no visibility to user except only one directory (especially within FTP)? I should give some sample scenario: Someone logs to my server with some username and ...
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Java doesn't seem to utilize more than two cpus

In my current setup (debian squeeze x64, 6 cpus) neither java nor apache seem to utilitze the full potential of the server. The munin monitoring shows cpu usage never exceeds the 200% mark. We ran ...
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How to install tomcat under apache2 in a Debian system

What is the easiest way to install tomcat6 under apache2 in a Debian system? The idea is to have all incoming connections on port 80 of a specific host to be redirected to a specific Application ...
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Debian: How do I check the last time package upgrades/updates were run?

I want to know when we last ran the package upgrades/updates on our Debian server.
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Number of workers on the Apache 2.2 status page (Scoreboard)

I installed Apache 2.2 from the Debian repository (6.0/Squeeze). By default, Debian installs the prefork module and comes with the following (default) configuration: <IfModule ...
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Boost errors when compiling xbt on Debian

I'm trying to compile xbt on a Debian machine, but boost/make_shared.hpp is not found. In file included from ./stdafx.h:32, from ../misc/bvalue.cpp:1: ...
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Unable to start rabbitmq-server on debian 6 squeeze

I try to start rabbitmq using: /etc/init.d/rabbitmq-server start then I get Starting rabbitmq-server: TIMEOUT - check /var/log/rabbitmq/startup_{log,err} rabbitmq-server. I checked startup_log ...
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How to upgrade PHP 5.2.0 on Debian Etch?

How do I upgrade from PHP 5.2.0 to anything > PHP 5.2.3 on Debian Etch? Do I need to use backports (not quite sure how to do it)? I tried dotdeb.org, but they don't support Etch. I'd like to upgrade ...
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XEN VM config locations on Debian Squeeze

I have inherited a debian squeeze VM host, which is not booting anymore. I want to export the virtual machines to another host, including config files and disk containers before killing the machine. ...
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PPTP VPN Problem

I am using Debian OS with pptpd. My clients (both Windows and Mac) cannot complete the connection. The following shows in syslog: Jun 2 12:52:37 vpn pptpd[891]: MGR: Maximum of 6 connections ...
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redmine gives 404 error after installation

I am using Debian squeeze with nginx and mysql. After raking db and loading default data to redmine. When i try to visit redmine in a browser, http://ipaddress:8080/redmine, I get a 404 error Page ...
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Troubleshooting linux server reboots?

I have a Linux server I've just set up, debian squeeze, 2.6.32-5-amd64, and over the past week it's rebooted three times, twice in one day. There was no power outage that I am aware of (and it's ...
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How to get fixed USB device names in Linux

I have a relatively short question concerning USB device handling: How is it possible to map a USB device to a fixed device. I know there are ways using udev rules, but I want complete instructions ...
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Debian - corrupted GRUB

I have installed Xen on Debian following the official manual from debian.org. After that I runned grub-update and some time later removed Xen, including xen kernel. I runned grub-update one more time, ...
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my ssh sessions are randomly killed on Debian

I have a Debian 6.0.1 vanilla install, and I use PUTTY to ssh into it. I will usually have 3 or 4 PUTTY login shells running at the same time. What I'll find is that if I leave my computer for a ...
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Simple Outgoing Mailserver With Dkim filters

What is the most simple MTA to use and configure on Debian 6 squeeze, with dkim filters? I would like to only send mail from it, not receive. Google apps handles my inbound email.
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.htaccess error “not allowed here” for all for all instructions

I am using Debian Lenny and Apache 2. I changed the default .htaccess file with: AllowOverride AuthConfig But I always get the error message not allowed here when putting any instructions in the ...
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Virtualmin change apache port

I'm trying to change apache port to 82 (to confugure nginx): I changed: NameVirtualHost 94.198.110.11:80 to NameVirtualHost 94.198.110.11:82 in apache2.conf Listen 94.198.110.11:80 to Listen ...
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Choosing between Debian and Ubuntu

Debian or Ubuntu for online multiplayer game cluster? (latest versions both) I plan to run: Erlang apps (ejabberd + modules) with many-many connection Java apps for business logic Memcached with ...
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Using eth0 and ppp interfaces in a interchangeable mode

I've a Debian system without UI, with a GPRS modem attached to it. Now, this system is connected with ethernet through a standard cable. I want to obtain a configuration that allows the computer to ...
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How can I install Sun Java JDK 6 on Debian?

If I try to install Sun Java JDK 6 on Debian, it doesn't install it. I don't want to install OpenJDK, because it doesn't work always exactly same as Sun JDK. I use following command: apt-get install ...
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Debian: ip/network changes within chroot/jail

I've Debian Squeeze running and setup a chroot environment (/jail) with debootstrap. As seen in a tutorial, I mounted the following: proc on /jail/proc type proc (rw) devpts on /jail/dev/pts type ...
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How can I make ubuntu use samba to resolve windows host names?

I have an Ubuntu 11.04 computer with two vms : debian and windows xp. Each vm also has Host-only connection so I can see them from Host without setting up port forwarding. All machines can ping ...
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Install Mono ASP.NET on debian

I've been trying to install mono ASP.NET onto my debian VPS and I am unable to do so. I know I need mono which can support .NET 4.0 now. I am unsure if I need XSP and mod_mono, or just mod_mono. ...
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How can I know what network interface devices the Linux kernel recognises?

I have been working with Debian Linux under a virtual machine (VirtualBox) and have noticed that, with the present virtual machine configuration, the EtherNet device that was configured in ...
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9p filesystem interacting badly with KVM savevm snapshot

I have a 9p mount inside a VM. I take a snapshot of the VM state with savevm <snapshot>, stop the VM, then restart it with that snapshot (with kvm -loadvm <snapshot>). When I try to ...
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Creating a server appliance running Debian

Is there a main or recommended way to build a Debian server appliance to host a web application at the customer's location.