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Best way to monitor ubuntu desktop machine [duplicate]

I'm trying to find a simple solution to monitor all desktop machines of my network (~ 35 Ubuntu desktop). I do not want to use passive monitoring like Munin or Cacti but with an active agent on the ...
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Other ways of implementing Crashplan on a LAMP setup [closed]

I've got a LAMP setup running Ubuntu 12.04 server and I'd like to integrate it with CrashPlan that I use on all my other mac xserves that I'm running. The problem is that it has to run a gui ...
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Completely disable CD/DVD Rom access to all users on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

We are using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Following is output fromuname -a command: Linux trainingmac1 3.2.0-32-generic #51-Ubuntu SMP Wed Sep 26 21:33:09 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux We are training ...
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difference between server and desktop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the Benefits of Server Hardware? I want to set up a webserver. I would like to buy a hardware for that and i am trying to understand if i should buy a desktop ...
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Setting Gnome registry (GConf) mandatory settings automatically

TL;DR: Have found some possibilities, but documentation leaves too many questions unanswered for me to deploy them with confidence. I'd like to roll out some mandatory GConf settings across the user ...
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Debian server as a virtual guest?

I have a PC with lots of RAM (16GB) and a fast CPU (core i5). I would like to use this one machine both as a server and a deskop pc. So how about if I do this: I install Ubuntu on it (as GUI desktop) ...
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Mounting Samba shares from Ubuntu server to the Desktop

I need to mount two Samba shares from my Ubuntu Server to my Desktop they are: [shared] path = /media/share read only = no guest ok = yes [www] path = /var/www read only = no I made two ...
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Secure Ubuntu Desktop for Php Developer

I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu Desktop 10.4. I would like to keep the system completely secure so that it's not vulnerable to any sorts of hacks, attacks, viruses, malware etc. All i want to ...
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How to disable CD-ROM and USB for normal users in Linux?

How can access to CD-ROM and USB be disabled for normal users in Linux? As a part of security policy we need to disable CD-ROM and USB access for normal users. Only root users should have the access. ...
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How to install a desktop environment onto Ubuntu Server — but without internet access or a CDROM?

I am playing around with a computer which has no CDROM drive or internet access and I have installed Ubuntu Server onto it. I have that all up and running nicely but now I'd like to install Xfce, ...
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Strip Ubuntu Desktop to become Ubuntu Server

We installed Ubuntu Desktop as our dev server, and now its sitting in a DMZ, so there is no porpuse for the whole grafic interface, since we only access it via SSH. Is there any way to strip all the ...
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Prompt users to reset their passwords in Ubuntu?

I have a bunch of new users to deploy on our system, and as a part of the initial login I want to give them an opportunity to reset their password. How can I best do this so that we don't have to ...
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GUI on Ubuntu server?

I'm primarily a developer, but as part of this I'm running an Ubuntu server for a client where he has several small to medium sized websites. Although my main development environment has generally ...