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Questions tagged [ubuntu]

Ubuntu Linux is a Debian derivative that aims to bring Linux mainstream. Questions on this site should generally refer to Ubuntu Server. Note that http://askubuntu.com is specifically dedicated to Ubuntu questions.

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convenient & easy way backing up mySQL & SVN on Ubuntu machine

I work as a developer in a small company and am far from being a linux-pro or admin. Nontheless I have set up a Ubuntu Server for documentation purposes (LAMP with wiki) and versioning (SVN). Our ...
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Virtual PC - Display Issue with Ubuntu Server

I just did a clean install of Ubuntu Server 9.04 in Virtual PC on the Windows 7 RC, and it seems to be having a bit of an issue with the virtual machine's display adapter. I've tried setting a VGA ...
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Starting openLDAP

I work as a sysadmin in a company and i am required to Deploy openLDAP. I have read a lot of materials but i really can't figure out where to start. First about the company: Services: Email: every ...
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How to boot Linux from a 16gb USB flash drive

I'm trying to install Linux on a single partition of a USB flash drive that's larger than 4gb. The first place I went to is http://pendrivelinux.com. I can follow these instructions for installing ...
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How to set advaced printing options when using “lpr” to print?

On ubuntu Hardy 8.04, some PDF files have printing issues - they take forever to print, all this while evince (the PDF reader) uses 100% CPU. After that, the actual print comes out very blurry and ...
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SVN browse and adminstration?

I'm looking for a locally installable Apache webapp that will act as a frontend to local SVN repos for browsing and administration. Specifically I need: Access controls based on the SVN repo's authz, ...
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Good apache book for ubuntu-server newbie

I am getting myself into linux administration and was wondering if anyone had any good suggestions for apache related books. Administration, configuration, mod_rewrite etc I searched amazon for ...
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Free centralized system monitoring for Ubuntu [closed]

Canonical's Landscape service seems really nice. Is there any free alternatives? If not directly, what would you recommend to administer number of Ubuntu (and Debian) servers? Main use cases would be ...
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How do I automatically restart a process on server reboot/process exit?

On my Ubuntu server I use God to monitor some Ruby processes/scripts, including a Queue system. God automatically checks when one of my processes exists and restarts it. It also keeps track of memory ...
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Service to harden an Ubuntu Server [closed]

I have a webserver which is hosted on mosso- Ubuntu 8.04. It does not have Cpanel installed. I wanted know if anyone can recommend any good services to harden my server from hacking etc. I tried ...
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Changing file permission in Linux so that only root can see/use it, open dialog box asking for root password when you dont have enough file permission

How to change file permission in Linux so that only root user can access/open the file/dir in Linux. EDIT Doing chmod 600 filename + sudo chown root:root filename changes it into only root ...
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Launching a process on startup in ubuntu fails to start other processes

On Ubuntu Server I've written a c++ program which launches another process which is in python. The c++ process runs fine on startup but the python process never launches. It gets created and when I ...
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Tips to backup ubuntu server

I have a Ubuntu server hosting a PHP5 / MySQL webapp. I also have another server (offsite) with a directory just for backups of my webapp server. Currently, I have a simple cron job which performs ...
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VMWare Virtual Machine mysql / apache services not working the same after a VM copy

I have Ubuntu server running in a VMWare 6.5.2 virtual machine. I made a straight file copy of the entire VM folder structure to my laptop from my desktop and then booted it up. After the VM guest OS ...
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Unable to access svn on ubuntu server via tortoise on windows (SUCCESS!!!)

EDIT: I finally got it working by specifying the folder. In the virtual host file in the sites-enabled I changed: SVNParentPath /home/ant To SVNPath /home/ant/svn and it finally worked!!!!!!!!!!!!...
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Is XP Home Edition good enough?

We (a small company) have just bought a couple of HP Minis for mail/web/office tools. The HP minis were preinstalled with XP Home Edition, and we are considering XP Professional or Vista Business. Do ...
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Installing Hyper-V Integration Components on Linux

Some big news this week was Microsoft released the Hyper-V integration components for Linux source code under the GPL v2. I just installed Ubuntu Server 9.04 in a Hyper-V VM with a Legacy Network ...
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Download JDK onto a remote server

I want to get the latest JDK onto a server in a remote location. Downloading the JDK from Sun's website requires jumping through all kinds of hoops until you actually get the file. I'm not sure ...
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How do I get mdadm to auto assemble my raid array?

After upgrading to Ubuntu 9.04, my raid 5 array is no longer being assembled correctly. Right now, from boot, it will start a raid array using ata-MAXTOR_STM3500630AS_9QG03T0L-part1, at /dev/md0, but ...
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Disable connection tracking with UFW for port 80

During load testing my server is dropping packets due to "connection tracking" way before it's running out of resources. I'm using Ubuntu Jaunty with ufw. In my syslog I get: ip_conntrack: table full,...
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Ubuntu 7.04 VM Runs Out of Memory

I keep a Ubuntu 7.04 VM running at Linode.com to host a few web sites, e-mail lists, etc. It was working flawlessly for a long time. I don't patch it or really pay attention to it. Recently (past ...
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Is it possible to set linux user's priority?

I am on Ubuntu system, and I want to create "limited" user. I want all processes started by this user to have lower than normal priority. It would be great if I/O priority could be decreased as well (...
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Ubuntu server multiuser account

i want to create a user account other than the root so that root as well as that user can upload delete files in the ubuntu system (e.g suppose that i have some php files in var/www so that root and ...
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How to keep programs from source up to date?

I'm designing a new server setup for hosting multiple websites. (Shared hosting for my clients over at SliceHost.) I've recently moved away from the traditional LAMP setup and chosen Ubuntu, Nginx, ...
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Port Forwarding Custom ports using IPTables

I have a server that is setup with a squid proxy on ubuntu 9 and handles users browsing the net via squid, this is working perfectly for me. Now a user on my network wants to use a application to ...
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Running a program with root privilages in Ubuntu [closed]

How do I run a GUI program with root privileges from Ubuntu's Alt+F2 Run dialog?
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Grub hangs after x-2 seconds

We have a kiosk like terminal, with a customized Ubuntu installation (customized only in that way, that only a few packages are installed, and the installation process is unattended). The thing is, on ...
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Ubuntu Mail Server unreachable

I have been trying to setup a mail server in ubuntu using this tutorial: http://flurdy.com/docs/postfix/index.html I have completed the basic configurations (I havent reached the extend part yet) So,...
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How do you know if your Apache Install is Secure?

I'm a hobbyist IT guy and I am running my own Ubuntu server to serve up my website. I was wondering if there are any good ways to find out how secure my setup is, as I'd really prefer not to have my ...
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Is it sane to run a web-app framework from SVN?

I'm looking at Django[http://www.djangoproject.com/], and the entire system appears to favor deployment via SVN. Documentation warns you when you're not reading from SVN trunk; and people in #django ...
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What is the best way to upgrade many linux desktop workstations at once?

At work, we have several Ubuntu Linux workstations. I'm looking for a good/reliable/fast way to install a set of packages on all boxes at once. What I'm thinking of doing right now is: Install Ubuntu ...
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Force the unloading of a kernel module when the USB devices is unplugged?

I'm using a MultiTech GPRS modem on Ubuntu 8.0.4 (2.6.24-24 kernel with the MultiTech patches to the ti_usb_3410_5052 module). The device works great. However if I disconnect it and then reconnect ...
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Ubuntu file permissions

I'm having some trouble with file permissions on an Ubuntu server. I'm using WinSCP to move files to the server. The server will work fine, and then after a while it appears that I no longer have ...
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Setting up a test server

I wanted to setup a test server on my home network so I can develop my website locally and just update my website when I have the kinks worked out. I have begun to learn php this summer (I am a ...
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Ubuntu Machine Reboots instead of Switching to a Virtual Console

I just discovered this today and haven't been able to find any info elsewhere. On one of our labs running Ubuntu 8.04, I tried to switch to a virtual console (Ctrl-Alt-F[1-6]). Instead of switching ...
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Throttling network speed when copying files to SMB mounted NAS drive

I have a fairly modest Ubuntu box (Jaunty) running as a small webserver. Each night i have a cron job which tar/gzip's important directories and does a simple cp to copy them over to a backup NAS ...
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Use specific interface for outbound connections (Ubuntu 9.04)

I have two ethernet interfaces in my computer, which is running Ubuntu 9.04. Both interfaces sport static IPs, but use separate gateways. My /etc/network/interfaces file looks something like this: ...
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Best Server For Java [closed]

I'm starting in Java Web development, then i want to ask, what is the best server, like Apache Tomcat, Resin and others. Remember that i use Linux Ubuntu. Thanks!
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Ethernet port sleeping on PS3 running linux

My lab has a PS3 running Ubuntu Linux 9.04 Server Edition. After a period of a few hours with no use, the Ethernet connection (eth0) seems to go to sleep, causing the connection to be lost. Pinging or ...
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OpenLDAP Invalid Credentials

I'm setting up an OpenLDAP server to authenticate users in a domain on Ubuntu 9.04. What's interesting/strange is that in the newest version of openldap for Ubuntu, the default is not to use the /etc/...
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Partitioning a new system

I am building a new system. While my current focus is on what to buy and how to wire it, I have been thinking ahead about how to partition the disks. I know that on a dual boot (win7/ubuntu) that it ...
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Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE comparison

It would be very usefull as a starting point if I can get a comparison of the most used Linux distributions today. What are the differences between them and what are they traditionally good at?
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tap-win32 networking in colinux / portable_ubuntu

I'm trying to set up two network adapters on portable ubuntu remix, which is based on colinux; one slirp for outgoing access, and one tap for fast communication with the host. The slirp host works ...
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how can I find the default gateway of an ubuntu box

how can I find the default gateway of an ubuntu box
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ubuntu: scan hard disk for physical problems

How do I scan my hard disk for physical problems in Ubuntu?
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Unauthorised to connect to MYSQL server running in VM

I've got an Ubuntu LAMP install running in a VMWare virtual machine. I'm able to connect to the mysql server from inside the VM from the command line, but I'm not able to connect to it from inside the ...
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Installing Wordpress Plugins/Pear Problem on Ubuntu

When I install wordpress plugins, I often get the error Warning: include_once() [function.include]: Failed opening '/usr/share/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/twitter-for-wordpress/' for ...
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Display recent login failures on login

I have an Ubuntu Linux server that is web facing. Because of this I get a fair number of brute force SSH attempts (who doesn't). I'd like to display the last N failed login attempts at my login ...
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Why is the time messed up on my Ubuntu Server VPS?

A month back loads of services on my VPS stopped working. After messing about for an hour or so i worked out that the time had frozen. I gather it was some sort of virtualization bug and a reboot soon ...
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What is bridge_fd?

I'm creating bridge network on Ubuntu 9.04(server) I set up following configuration file /etc/network/interfaces auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet manual auto br0 iface br0 ...