Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

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apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using 127.0.1.1 for ServerName

I keep getting this warning when I (re)start Apache. * Restarting web server apache2 apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using 127.0.1.1 for ...
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Top - what does Virtual memory size mean? …linux/ubuntu

I am running top to monitor my server performance and 2 of my java processes show virtual memory of up to 800MB-1GB. Is that a bad thing? What does virtual memory mean? And oh btw, I have swap of ...
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Two network adapters on Ubuntu Server 9.10 - Can't have both working at once?

I'm trying to set up two network adapters in Ubuntu (server edition) 9.10. One for the public internet, the other a private LAN. During the install, I was asked to pick a primary network adapter ...
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Securing SSH on Linux Ubuntu

How can I secure SSH access to a linux box running Ubuntu k for multiple users? This server will be for a web app but I'm not sure how to evaluate the tools to perform this task. I have tried a few ...
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Ubuntu: Problem upgrading from Jaunty to Karmic

When i try to upgrade from jaunty to karmic i get this problem: root@server:~# sudo do-release-upgrade Checking for a new ubuntu release Done Upgrade tool signature Done Upgrade tool Done downloading ...
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Determining PostgreSQL's port

I know that by default PostgreSQL listens on port 5432, but what is the command to actually determine PostgreSQL's port? Configuration: Ubuntu 9.10 with PostgreSQL 8.4
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Karmic Koala (Ubuntu): enable remote x clients through TCP

It seems every version of Ubuntu has a different way to enable remote connections to the local X server. I'm asking this question, while I do my own research: how can I enable the X server listening ...
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Nginx Config: Front-End Reverse Proxy to Another Port

I have a small web server that serves requests on port 5010 rather than 80. I would like to use nginx as a front end proxy to receive requests on port 80 and then let those requests be handle by port ...
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How Do I Install a Webmin Module?

I found that my Webmin doesn't come with the vsftpd module to configure vsftpd. I found on their site that that they have a download tarball. I downloaded it, but don't know what the proper steps are ...
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Persisting nf_conntrack_max Across Reboots

In /proc I have two entries for nf_conntrack_max: /proc/sys/net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_max /proc/sys/net/nf_conntrack_max The seem to point to the same value as changing one also changes the ...
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How can I get VirtualBox Guest Additions installed in an Ubuntu 9.10 server?

I have a freshly installed Ubuntu 9.10 server installed within a VirtualBox VM instance. From the VirtualBox menu bar, I selected Devices: Install Guest Additions... Then performed the following ...
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How can I stop pulseaudio from filling /var/log/messages with ratelimit.c suppressed lines under Ubuntu 9.10

I'm running a vanilla, fairly new (a month) installation of Unbuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala on a desktop computer. My sound appears to be working fine, I can listen to music as well as flash audio under ...
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sendmail on ubuntu (9.10) machine “stopped” sending mail

I'm developing on my ubuntu 9.10 machine for the web (php). I'm using it sendmail for sending mails, and while developing on my local machine, I send local mails (to my user 'doron'). Up until a ...
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What is keys inside /etc/ssh/ used for?

Can any body please explain the use of the key put in /etc/ssh/?
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Ubuntu 9.10 server requires frequent reboots to free up memory [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 on my server. It works fine, it's just that over time (usually a couple of days) the memory usage just grows and grows until it invariably runs out and needs to be rebooted. ...
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Why won't Ubuntu Server 9.04 won't upgrade to 9.10?

I have a server running 9.04 and I'd like to upgrade it to 9.10 (on the way to getting to the latest version). However, despite following the nice documentation, I am unable to. Specifically, sudo ...
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Ubuntu hangs on boot when NFS-mounting entries in /etc/fstab, but they mount cleanly otherwise

I'm managing several Ubuntu 9.10 servers that NFS mount several folders (including /home). I'd like these folders to be mounted at boot time. I would like to have several entries in my /etc/fstab to ...
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sFTP access issues on Ubuntu

I've setup sFTP access on an Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic server but i'm having what i think are permission issues. With the sFTP account i've created it logs in automatically to: /srv/www/domain.com/ ...
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Ext4 Sub directory scalability

According to http://ext4.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Ext4%5FHowto says: Right now the maximum possible number of sub directories contained in a single directory in Ext3 is 32000. Ext4 breaks that ...
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Using Ubuntu Karmic as an L2TP Client for VPN

I'm trying to connect to a VPN service over L2TP using Karmic as a client and it's not working. The only details I have are the remote IP address, username & password, and a shared secret string; ...
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ssh port forwarding problem

I want to use ssh port forwarding. I haven't used this feature for a few years, so I may have forgotten something obvious, or OS defaults may have changed. I have tried this on three different ...
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Not able to run firefox in a head-less Ubuntu server 9.10

I need to run Firefox in my server in order to execute some Selenium tests from Hudson. I would love no to have to install a complete gui. So I installed Xvfb in order to fake the Gui (I understand it ...
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How Do I Configure ProFTP for Website Update?

I am running Ubuntu Server 9.10 with ProFTPD, and I also have Webmin. I have DNS setup for 3 domains, mail setup for 3 domains, as well as Apache2 setup for those domains. They work great. Now I ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 cron script 'ec2-consistent-snapshot' unable to execute and access files

I have a Ubuntu 9.10 image running on Amazon EC2 and I've setup a backup script ec2-consisten-snapshot. I'm able to run the script from SSH, and everything works peachy. sudo ec2-consistent-snapshot ...
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apt-get update 404

apt-get update yields a 404 error. I'm using the default mirrors for for Ubuntu 9.10. That version hasn't reached end of life yet so I don't see why this would be happening.
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Apache2 not restarting on ubuntu

I have installed apache 2 in ubuntu but when i try to restart it gives me this error vmware@ubuntu:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart * Restarting web server apache2 ...
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Virtualbox Headless Server on Ubuntu missing VRDP Options

I'm running VirtualBox headless server on an Ubuntu 64 bit host, and I want to use it remotely. However, I'm having problems connecting via RDP. The DNS names in my network show the host to be ...
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LInux: How do I diagnose / isolate what's causing “random” hangs and spontaneous reboots?

So, rather than guessing just what the cause is (though my money's on the nvidia drivers), where do I start looking to pin down some facts? I've been through /var/log on several occasions but there's ...
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apache running but site not accessible

Am pretty new to server administration. So I am not able to get to the root of the problem. I am running Apache2 with mod_php on a 1GB Rackspace Cloud Server (Ubuntu 9.10). My site goes down often, ...
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Rails3 environment running very slow on Windows XP, Ubuntu 9.04, Ubuntu 9.10

I've tried all three (granted the Ubuntu versions were via VirtualBox with XP as a host, but I gave the images all the available RAM my system has). Loading the rails environment is taking 30-60 ...
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sudo: must be setuid root

Recently, due to some messy stuff with master boot record, I have to re-install my Ubuntu. Before doing that, I back up all folder (exclude root, bin, sbin, tmp, media, mnt) to a NTFS partition. After ...
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Double default gateway ubuntu server

I've just installed an Ubuntu server 9.10 on an EEEBox. This is my /etc/network/interfaces # The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto wlan0 iface wlan0 inet static ...
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php5-mcrypt install errors

Running Ubuntu 9.10 and I am trying to install the php5-mcrypt module is killing me softly. I am not sure what else to try. Anyone have any idea? Here is the error i get: sudo apt-get install ...
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Why should I switch to ext4 when upgrading to Ubuntu 9.10?

I'm going to upgrade from Ubuntu 9.04 to Ubuntu 9.10 in a near future and wanted to know if I should migrate my existing ext3 partitions to ext4 during the process and, if yes, why?
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Granting rights to Windows domain Users in Ubuntu?

I've connected an Ubuntu 9.10 server to my Windows domain with Likewise Open. I am able to log into the server with my domain account (as DOMAIN\user), but my administrative rights don't carry over. ...
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How to set up port forwarding on a dedicated server running CentOS 5.4 to use Ubuntu 9.0.4

The basic situation that I have is a dedicated server running CentOS 5.4 At the moment I have one VM running Ubuntu 9.0.4. Later on, I will want to add another VM running Windows Server 2003 but at ...
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HTTP 500 error from POST reuqest to django vai WSGI and apache

Ive got a Django web application setup with mod_wsgi and apache2 on ubuntu 9.10 Im using the following code to o a user authentication via a HTTP post for another part of my site. All it required ...
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Ubuntu 9.10: how do I troubleshoot a startup script that doesn't appear to run?

I've created a bash script 'foo'. I've made that script executable with chmod+x and added it the the start-up by running sudo update-rc.d foo defaults 80 Despite that, it doesn't appear to be ...
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How do I setup a public static IP in Ubuntu 9.10

I have an Ubuntu 9.10 server and I need to setup a static public IP. Our office already had a network setup by Cisco, so the router is configured to forward the requests to the server. Here is the ...
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PHP 5.2 to 5.3 not upgrading, no errors

I'm following this guide: http://atik97.wordpress.com/2010/06/12/how-to-upgrade-to-php-5-3-in-ubuntu-9-10/ I've done all the steps, but it's still showing php 5.2.6 - any ideas? I have also tried ...
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Why is port 20 still blocked when I have added it to Accept in iptables

I am trying to open the FTP Ports on my server. I have vsftpd installed on the server already. However I am unable to reach the server on ports 20 and 21 Somehow it is allowing me to access port 21 ...
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How to install wget on this?

I did download RubyStack 2.0.3 for VMWare (Ubuntu 9.10) but I cannot download anything on it! It appears that all basic utilities are missing/screwed: bitnami@linux:/var/tmp$ wget -bash: wget: ...
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Running gdb on Ubuntu 9.10 Apache2 Install

I am trying to run gdb to debug my Ubuntu 9.10 Apache2 install and having a couple of problems: It seems like the package installed by Ubuntu for Apache2 does not include debugging symbols; is there ...
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How do I create a new linode and move my current websites and data to it?

I am a relative newby to managing my own server. I set up a Linode a while ago, installed Ubuntu 9.1 (Karmic) followed by Apache, MySQL, my websites, some mods etc. What I didn't realise was that, ...
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How to change the mail domain server so it's not displaying IP? Changing example@127.0.0.1.com to example@domainname.com

I'm kinda a noob as a server admin so please bear with me. I've installed postfix mail server and everything is working fine but the 'from' box is displaying name@IPaddress.com. I want to set it up so ...
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How to activate eth0 / eth1 earlier in ubuntu boot process

Let's see if I can explain this right: I have servers with two ethernet interfaces - one external and one internal facing. I have a DB (pg) on one server and accessible from other machines on the ...
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Hide Parent Directories During FTP Login on Linux

I'm using Ubuntu Server 9.10 with ProFTP and Webmin. I have things set up such that when the FTP user logs in, the user goes to /var/www/[domain]. The trouble is that I don't want them to see the ...
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when /etc/modules is used?

"# /etc/modules: kernel modules to load at boot time." my question is when and where the module loading job done? my first guess is some init scripts in /etc/init.d/ but grep got none. then i think ...
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ubuntu/apt-get update said “Failed to Fetch http:// … 404 not found”

I'm trying to run apt-get update on ubuntu 9.10 I've configured my proxy server and I can access the internet without any problem: /etc/apt# wget "http://www.google.com" Resolving (...) Proxy ...
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Ramdisc for two directories sharing the same memory space?

I need to put two directories into a ramdisc. They share the same parent directory but I can't make that parent directory part of the ram disc. How would I go about doing this?