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Headless Ubuntu server machine sometimes stuck at GRUB menu

I have Ubuntu 10.10 Server installed on a single-board machine in a semi-embedded environment; no keyboard or screen, just SSH access to it. So it's really frustrating when it occasionally boots up ...
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Linux e1000e (Intel networking driver) problems galore, where do I start?

I'm currently having a major problem with e1000e (not working at all) in Ubuntu Maverick (1.0.2-k4), after resume I'm getting a lot of stuff in dmesg: [ 9085.820197] e1000e 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A ...
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Linux e1000e (Intel networking driver) problem with resume and pcie=off

This question is a continuation of this one. I've been having a ton of problems with my Ethernet chipset and e1000e driver: 02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82573L Gigabit Ethernet ...
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Failing to connect to server via SSH - “Server refused to allocate pty”

I have a STRATO V-PowerServer running with Ubuntu 10.10 for my stuff but lately have problems connection to the server via ssh. Basically all I have is ssh-access to the server and if necessary I can ...
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Ubuntu - * at the end of filename?

In Ubuntu 10.10, showing a file listing using ll will occasionally show files with a * appended to the name of the file. What does this star mean?
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Copy Amazon EC2 image to a local Ubuntu machine?

Is it possible to download a Amazon EC2 image and have it run on a local (Ubuntu powered) Eucalyptus? If that's possible how? I will eventually build a local could based on Ubuntu 10.10 but until ...
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Ubuntu-server: gitosis user naming convention

If you install gitosis on ubuntu-server 10.10 via apt-get: sudo apt-get install gitosis The post-install script will create a new gitosisuser. This user will be used to allow people to connect with ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 vs 10.04 for a server?

Which one is more suitable for a server?
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How do I install kernel headers for VMWare to match my running kernel (version 2.6.35-22-generic)

I am trying to install VMWare Server 1.0.6 , and have also tried VMWare server 2.0.2 BOTH 64 bit, on ubuntu 10.10 64 bit. But i i keep getting this error: What is the location of the directory of C ...
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crontab listing or editing results in fopen: permission denied

Recently, a job configured to run from a user's crontab stopped executing. When attempting to list or edit the crontab for the user, the result is: user@host:~$ crontab -l crontabs/user/: fopen: ...
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Going from Vagrant in development to chef-solo in production, and getting a “FATAL: NoMethodError: undefined method `delete' for #<Chef::Role” error

So I have a set of cookbooks/roles that are configured to work with vagrant. I am now in the process of deploying an application, and I want to run these identical cookbooks using chef-solo on my ...
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Package upgrade on Ubuntu raid server and grub setup issue

I have remote Ubuntu 10.10 server running on raid system. I did package upgrade yesterday night for security reasons. During the upgrade, grub installation screen appeared and asked me which partition ...
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mysql server restarts every 30 seconds

I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 and mysql server keeps restarting, every 30 seconds or so. If I tail /var/log/syslog I get the following: Jul 26 11:41:57 ubuntu init: mysql post-start process (7981) ...
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Crazy VM clock drift

This is taken from an Ubuntu 10.10 VM running on ESX5: Nov 3 21:58:50 server1 ntpd[21169]: adjusting local clock by 31.187370s Nov 3 22:02:36 server1 ntpd[21169]: adjusting local clock by ...
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How can I prevent OpenVPN from clobbering local route?

I have a local network on 192.168.1.0 with netmask 255.255.255.0. When I connect to a VPN though OpenVPN (as a client), it pushes a route for 192.168.1.0 that clobbers the existing one, making my ...
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How to Use Crontab to display something to users on DISPLAY=:0.0 or run a GUI program

I really would like to be able to use crontab to update something every 3hrs, BUT crontab won't run my script with enough priveleges to run a GUI. Clarification: I have a complicated script that ...
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Installing RubyonRails on Ubuntu server?

I just finished a fresh install of Ubuntu Server and selected the LAMP package by default. Tested it and it's working great with PHP scripts, but now I want to be able to run RubyOnRails on the same ...
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/etc/cron.daily/apt: Segmentation fault

I have a system that I set up with Maverick and the "automatically apply security updates" setting. It is now sending e-mail on a daily basis: Subject: Anacron job 'cron.daily' on gwen ...
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strongSwan ipsec setup, couple of questions

i am trying to setup a IPsec bridge between my home network and my office network. I want to use StrongSwan to encrypt the traffic as IPsec i am trying to follow this guide A brief description of ...
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pxe boot fails with message: no DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found

I am trying to pxe-boot a machine (client), and in the process I am trying to setup a tftp server that this machine can boot off. On the server, which runs Ubuntu 10.10, I have setup dhcp, dns, nfs, ...
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How do I headless install Ubuntu 10.10 Server

I installed Centos 5.5 on a headless server. The BIOS supports console redirection, so all I needed to do was: 1) Connect over a serial cable, 2) adjust the BIOS, 3) put the CD in, and 4) at the boot ...
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Unrar-free doesn't work

So this is the error i'm getting ubuntu@ip-my-ip:~/mt2$ unrar-free -x -p smon.rar Password: unrar 0.0.1 Copyright (C) 2004 Ben Asselstine, Jeroen Dekkers Extracting from ...
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Why are cronjobs running at the wrong time?

I have cronjobs setup to be run daily on my Ubuntu server. eg. 0 4 * * * command They are running except they are running 8 hours early. When setting up the server, it was originally set to UTC ...
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Connection refused. Why can't I send email from one server but I can from another?

I'm trying to send email from PHP using mail(). I have complete access to both servers. No unusual iptables rules on either (nothing blocking a default install of sendmail) I installed sendmail on ...
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Add htaccess for phpMyAdmin installed in /usr/share/?

Installed phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu 10.10, running apache2. phpMyAdmin resides in /usr/share/, and is accessible because there is alias in apache2. I'd like to add an .htaccess file for it, but I am ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 / Debian preseed keyboard origin seed

Using a preseed file for Ubuntu 10.10 alternate, I am unable to skip pass the "Origin of keyboard" question. Any ideas why? My preseed file is as below Reference link here #### Contents of the ...
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Netstat Send-Q High

Am using Ubuntu Server 10.10 and when i do netstat -tuna i get the many connections with Send-Q very high, 23K, 50K, 100K. This users report that they have latency problems when connecting to the ...
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How do I install the earthdistance (and requirement cube) modules for Postgresql?

I need to install earthdistance, an extension for Postgresql. The page for it says: The earthdistance module provides two different approaches to calculating great circle distances on the surface ...
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interactively watch other users action on server

im having some server issues and called for support. i would like to be able to view the support persons action on the terminal in real time from a different location. possible?
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How to upgrade APC to latest in Ubuntu?

I am running 10.10 version. I install APC as sudo apt-get install php-apc It gets APC (3.1.3p1) installed. The latest one is 3.1.10 right now. How can I update to latest one? Thanks.
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add email account to postfix for user not existent on machine

Postfix seems that uses the system users to define email accounts, i'm wondering if there is an alternate method to create accounts? i want to add email users that do not belong to the system and ...
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Getting Xvfb to start upon booting system in Ubuntu Maverick

I'm trying to get Xvfb to run when the system starts up on Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick), but it's not working. In /etc/rc.local, I have the following: /root/start_xvfb.sh >> ...
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Converting Amazon EC2 ext4 EBS volume into XFS filesystem

I need to convert my Amazon EC2 ext4 filesystem into a XFS one so I could take consistent snapshots and send them to S3. I'm using custom small image of ubuntu server 10.10 with i686 architecture in ...
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Why do these 3 rules cause problems for me in iptables? (COMMIT line error)

I am trying to export my rules from one server to another, but for some reason they fail on one. One server is Xen and the other OpenVZ (this one is the one causing trouble). They are both running ...
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“ALERT /dev/sda1 does not exist dropping to shell” after Ubuntu 10.10 install reboot

I am attempting to install Ubuntu 10.10 desktop on a Dell T7500 with two SAS drives in hardware RAID 0. Running from the CD works fine. The install process works fine. I have configured several ...
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UEC 10.10 Node Controller installation problem; no access to internet

I am trying to setup a new UEC Cloud network using Ubuntu UEC 10.10, but I am having some difficulties with the Node Controller setup ! I am working (for the moment) on a small setup, using two ...
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Permanently change DNS settings in Ubuntu Server

So I changed the nameserver in the /etc/resolv.conf to the DNS server I want to use, but whenever the server gets restarted for whatever reason, it reverts back to the default DNS server. How can I ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Server — apt-get install commands fail

I'm new to Ubuntu Server and am trying to get a basic instance up and running. I'm having some issue installing the GUI (GNOME, correct?) through apt-get. Background: Host OS: Windows 7 Pro x64 VM ...
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I need folder permissions set to drwxrwxrwt instead of drwsrwsrwx

I just need permissions set to drwxrwxrwt instead of the current drwsrwsrwx . When I transfer files from filezilla to my Ubuntu server in the www folder, it doesn't give them the 755 permission. How ...
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stunnel: SSL-to-SSL? (for smtp/imap)

How can I configure stunnel to accpet SSL connections, and connect then to an SSL port on a different server? Here is my setup: Our ISP's server, "Mail Server", supports smtp/imap over SSL. (Not ...
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Missing apache2 on Ubuntu 10.10

I want to install Apache on Ubuntu 10.10. I've tried running: sudo apt-get install apache2 but it gives the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Amazon EC2 Ubuntu problems with apt-get?

I am running ubuntu 10.10 64bit using the stock ami on a micro ec2, when i try to install apache i get sudo: apt-get: command not found is the apt package not installed on the EC2 AMIs? if so how ...
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2 versions of nginx installed

I had nginx 0.8.54 installed on my Ubuntu 10.10 dev machine with php fastcgi all set up and working. I wanted to start doing some Rails dev so I tried to install Passenger into my existing nginx ...
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How do I install MySQL with –with-federated-storage-engine on Ubuntu

Well honestly the title says it all. I am new to server install and stuff and basically want this for testing purposes for a web app I am building. I have ubuntu up and running but want to get mysql ...
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OpenVPN IPV6 Tunnel Radvd

I have an interesting question regarding ipv6 + openvpn.. My Version is OpenVPN 2.1.1 i have been given 2 native /64 ipv6 networks ( Block1 -> 2a01:abc:123:deac::/64 ) ( Block2 -> ...
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Setting up memcached/memcache with Php on Ubuntu 10.10

I'm assuming memcache and memcached are two completely different things, and that I want to use memcached. I have two separate servers (one is a webserver, one is meant for the db). I don't know ...
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Can Samba “security = user” be used for guest share without Windows login prompt?

I am trying to use an Ubuntu computer to set up Samba shares for a lab of Windows computers (Vista Basic and XP). Two of the shares need logins, but one is supposed to be a public share. My problem is ...
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Rails showing files list and not running app

I followed this tutorial: http://railsapps.github.com/tutorial-rails-mongoid-devise.html Running nginx via proxy on port 8000. You can see it here. Why is it listing the files in the /public dir? ...
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Having some trouble installing node package manager

I installed node.js with these commands: $ sudo git clone --depth 1 https://github.com/joyent/node.git $ cd node $ export JOBS=2 $ sudo mkdir ~/local $ sudo ./configure --prefix=$HOME/local/node $ ...
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Apache2 - Limit download speed

I am trying to find a way to limit the download speed from my server. I found the module mod_bandwidth but there is no howto on apache2.2, only for 1.3.x. How can I limit the download speed. I have ...