Ubuntu 12.04, named "Precise Pangolin" is Long Term Support (LTS) release of Ubuntu Linux. LTS releases receive updates for 5 years and have available paid support from Canonical. The version number comes from the year and month of release (April of 2012).

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Monday morning mistake: sudo rm -rf --no-preserve-root /

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NameVirtualHost has no effect

What do you think would be solution to my problem? user@admin:~$ sudo service apache2 restart sudo: unable to resolve host admin * Restarting web server apache2 ...
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What is the ibdata1 file in my /var/lib/mysql directory?

Logging in to my Webmin control panel, I noticed that virtually all of my disk space is full. I searched for the ten largest files/ directories on my system and found that a file called ibdata1 is ...
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Why does snmp fail to use its own MIBs?

I've done a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04LTS, and installed the snmpd and snmp packages. If I type: snmpwalk -m ALL -v2c -c public localhost 1.3 I get swathes of errors, of the form: Cannot adopt ...
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php-mysqlnd or php-mysql

Long story short: just installed Ubuntu 12.04 (Debian based), nginx, php-fpm and mysql. Now I need the MySQL driver for PHP, but which should I choose? Which is better php-mysqlnd or php-mysql?
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Correct way to move kvm vm

I'm wondering what is the correct way of moving a VM between two KVM hosts without using any kind of shared storage Would copying the disk files and the XML dump from the source KVM machine to the ...
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NFS with encrypted ubuntu home directory

I am having trouble getting NFS setup on with vagrant: On my local machine I have installed NFS: apt-get install nfs-common nfs-kernel-server And in my Vagrantfile set it to be used: ...
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Prevent Apache from starting after apt-get install

When I apt-get install apache2 the server starts automatically when install completes, and the default Apache configuration makes everything in /var/www/ accessible to the client side. Thus if I have ...
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Do I need to restart my server after editing fstab and mtab?

I'm just wondering if I need to restart my server after editing fstab and mtab. I changed something in this file manually due to problem with awstats report. I am using ISPConfig 3 with the help of ...
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Ubuntu Server hanging on adding swap

A fresh install of Ubuntu Server is refusing to boot and hanging on "Adding 524284k swap on /dev/mapper/test--vg-swap_1. Priority:-1 extents:1 across:524284k I can get around this by dropping onto ...
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How to mount /tmp in /mnt on EC2?

I was wondering what is the best way to mount the /tmp endpoint in the ephemeral storage /mnt on an EC2 instance and give the ubuntu user default write permissions. Some suggest editing /etc/rc.local ...
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How do I enable gzip Compression on NGINX PageSpeed Module resources?

I have been focusing heavily on optimizing a certain website so that it scores 100 on the Google PageSpeed Insights tool (for both mobile and desktop). Most of the items are working flawlessly, but I ...
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Why isn't my upstart service listed in service --status-all

I created a bunch of upstart jobs for my services that I'm running on an Ubuntu 12.04. I can successfully start them and stop with with: service my_service start service my_service stop but they ...
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What do these disk errors in syslog mean?

I just rebooted my monitoring server for the first time in a while, and the following starting filling the screen: Jul 11 23:52:30 monit kernel: [ 25.255908] ata1.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 ...
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How to reset Ubuntu 12.04 iptables to default without locking oneself out?

Could anyone kindly provide the commands to completely reset the iptables (firewall) for Ubuntu 12.04 to its default "factory" setting? From what I understand, doing this wrong would cause one to be ...
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Not able to install Gearman on Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to install Gearman on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine by following command sudo apt-get install gearman-job-server libgearman-dev sudo apt-get install php-pear php5-dev Above commands run ...
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Is it usually safe to run “apt-get upgrade” (in terms of stability) on a production server?

I often log into my Ubuntu 12.04.2 server (with Postgres 9.2.4 running with live production data) and see something akin to: 4 packages can be updated. 4 updates are security updates. This happens ...
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Vagrant Error: Connection timeout. Retrying

I have a server with Ubuntu 12.04, Virtualbox 4.3 and Vagrant 1.5.1. I'm trying to use this box http://puppet-vagrant-boxes.puppetlabs.com/centos-64-x64-vbox4210.box however unsucessfully. When I run ...
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TCP packet being retransmitted 7 times when sysctl tcp_retries1 is set to 3 - why?

Ubuntu 12.04 I am trying to better understand how many times TCP will attempt to retransmit a packet when it does not receive confirmation the destination received it. After reading the tcp man page ...
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High load due to I/O wait in Ubuntu 12.04 on EC2 instance

I am using Ubuntu server 12.04 , having trouble finding cause of load, I have seen change in response time of server from past week after reading Linux Troubleshooting, Part I: High Load It seems ...
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How can I install WildFly 8.0.0.Final as service on Ubuntu Linux?

I am trying to install the WildFly 8.0.0.Final application server on a Virtual Machine running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I've done some searches on Google, but I found only third-party scripts and, I think, ...
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How do I set the dns search domain in Ubuntu 12.04?

/etc/resolv.conf is dynamically generated from the contents of /etc/network/interfaces, which on my system contains a line like this: dns-servers 8.8.8.8 How do I include the default search ...
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Postfix master.cf versus main.cf

I see a lot of the time that the same settings can be specified in both main.cf, and also in master.cf using the -o prefix. My question is, does one override the other, and if so, which file is given ...
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Sudoers file allow sudo on specific file for active directory group

I have active directory sign in working on an Ubuntu 12.04 box. When the user signs in, I have a script that runs that needs sudo permission (since it modifies the samba config file). How would I ...
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GlusterFS is failing to mount on boot

I'm running the official GlusterFS 3.5 packages on an Ubuntu 12.04 box that is acting as both, client and server, and everything seems to be working fine, except mounting the GlusterFS volumes at boot ...
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opening port 80 on Ubuntu AWS

I'm running a tomcat server on an ubuntu machine hosted in an AWS instance. I can reach the server via public_ip:8080 but when i change the listening port on server.xml from 8080 to 80 connection is ...
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Would it be advised to use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS over 12.04 LTS?

I'm unsure how to ask this question, but I'm switching hosting companies and got to migrate everything. I'll probably set up everything up manually, no copy paste work, except the regular files. ...
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Used vgextend/lvextend to add addtional 8GB space but it is not reflected in df output

I have created an instance of ubuntu VM in VirtualBox. At the beginning I have only allocated 7GB for the storage and the VM has now run out of space. First I added another 8GB (/dev/sdb) to the VM ...
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Invalid system activity (sysstat) file on Ubuntu server

I'm periodically getting this message from the daily cron on my server. (I don't get this message every day.) /etc/cron.daily/sysstat: Invalid system activity file: /var/log/sysstat//sa28 Here's ...
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How to share the clipboard between Windows Server 2008R2 and a guest running Ubuntu 12.04? [closed]

I use Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V and a guest running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. How can I share the clipboard between Windows Server 2008R2 and a guest running Ubuntu 12.04? UPDATE What protocols ...
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user smmsp found in repeatedly in auth.log

Running an Ubuntu server that hosts about 10 Wordpress websites Is it normal to find this in my auth log? Oct 26 08:40:01 andre CRON[4737]: pam_unix(cron:session): session opened for user smmsp by ...
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Trying to set up SFTP only in a chroot jail for one user

Hopefully you guys can help and see if I've done something weird here, I'm trying to log in with a user I set up, FileZilla shows me: Command: open "///@///" Command: Pass: ******** Status: ...
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Prevent apt-check from eating all my memory

On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, with server of 512MB RAM, the apt-check is using up to 250 memory and cause my system to un-usable every night, e.g. ps ax | grep apt 14895 ? DN 0:02 /usr/bin/python ...
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Storing secure keys on Ubuntu web server

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 Precise with a DUNG (Django, Unix, Nginx & Gunicorn) environment and my app (as well as various config files) is stored in a python virtual environment inside /srv, which ...
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How to Build nginx 1.4.0 and ngx_pagespeed in Ubuntu/Debian? [closed]

How to Build nginx 1.4.0 and ngx_pagespeed in Ubuntu Create a directory to download necessary packages (optional) : mkdir pagespeed && cd pagespeed Make sure that you have latest version ...
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Grub2 reports physical volume pv0 not found on server non bootable anymore

I first installed my ubuntu server (11.10 amd64) using lvm but not fully mastering the concept of it. I think that's partly what made the mess of partitions on my two disks (seems to me). I installed ...
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How do I change, sort, add, remove graphs with Munin?

To keep an eye on what's happening with our production servers I recently discovered Munin. It was trivial to install but I'm having a lot of trouble working out how to add/remove graphs. I found ...
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cant install fastcgi ubuntu server: Package libapache2-mod-fastcgi is not available

When i try to install fastcgi in ubuntu server 12.04 I get the following error: sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-fastcgi Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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How to get USB Devices to AutoMount in Ubuntu 12.04 Server

In Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop, USB devices can be plugged in, and they just work for the most part. In Ubuntu 12.04 Server, when I plug in a USB device it does nothing. How can I setup server do act like ...
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iotop and iostat disagree

I'm trying to understand what's going on with my server's disks. It's running Ubuntu 12.04LTS and I'm used to using iostat to know when the disk is the bottleneck. But iostat -xd looks to me like ...
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Mysterious error with php5-fpm

I'm having a very difficult case with latest php5-fpm (from debphp) and nginx 1.4.3 on Ubtuntu 12.04LTS. In short, I cannot start php5-fp at all, I keep getting this error in syslog: kernel: ...
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12.04 preseeded install with RAID and LVM

I am trying to set up a preseed install (Ubuntu 12.04.03 64-bit) with the following partitioning recipe, but it's just not working and I'm not sure why. Please, Obi-Wan, you're my only hope. The -1 ...
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Find out what high CPU usage apache process is actually doing?

Currently having a few issues with our server where, intermittently, we seem to get apache processes which just run and run, taking up 100% CPU. When running top, we see the following: PID USER ...
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Remove IP with ip command in linux

If I add two IPs like this: ip addr add 1.1.1.1/24 dev eth2 ip addr add 1.1.1.2/24 dev eth2 and then I try to delete one of like this: ip addr del 1.1.1.2/24 dev eth2 BOTH IPs will be deleted ...
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Why can't I create this gluster volume?

I'm setting up my first Gluster 3.4 install and all is good up until I want to create a distributed replicated volume. I have 4 servers 192.168.0.11, 192.168.0.12, 192.168.0.13 & 192.168.0.14. ...
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psql: fe_sendauth: no password supplied

I have an up and running PostgreSQL database. Now I would like to automate some operations on my database but I have a problem with the password. I am using the following bash script: #!/bin/bash ...
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Windows 2012 hyper-v saying degraded (integration services upgrade required) on Ubuntu 12.04

I have upgraded my Ubuntu 12.04 that runs under hyper-v Windows 2012 server, and since then, hyper-v manager reports that I need to upgrade my integration services under Ubuntu. But I cannot find how ...
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How to Install RVM and RUBY to the specific user in the salt-minion

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 for salt-master and salt-minion.When i try to install a package in the salt-minion using salt, it installs only in the system specific. But i need to install in the user ...
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Change and initialize Postgresql 9.3 default data and log directories on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

On Azure with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS image, we're trying to change Postgres 9.3 default data and log file paths and also initialize them for the first time on a secondary drive /mnt/pgdata. We've starting ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 host lookups extremely slow

I'm having issues with one of my servers taking a long time to look up host names. This is an Ubuntu 12.04 box, so I've tried following the new resolvconf directives. In my /etc/network/interfaces ...