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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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Strange libvirt/KVM issue, destroying instances?

I have a libvirt/KVM server running on Ubuntu 9.04 with a variety of instances I use for testing. I was destroying instances via virsh and occassionally, destroying one instance would take out another....
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How to use Linux username and password with Subversion?

I'd like to setup Subversion repository so that same username and password could be used to access repository as in ssh login. I managed to get login work so that correct username is required, but it ...
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Can I connect via VNC to a Linux guest running on VMware ESXi?

I can see the console via the VMware Infrastructure client. I can start a VNC server on the server itself, but that leaves me without any X desktop magic. I want to connect a VNC client to connect ...
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Linux Web-Base Management Tool or Platform, What is/are the best(s) [closed]

A lots of Linux Distro are result to lots of options. By the way, I'm using Ubuntu 8.04LTS - Server for our File Server, and Sadly Stop today. I'd used eBox Platform for managing the Linux system. ...
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Giving a process a specific name in GNU/Linux?

How do I launch a process so that it would have a specific identifier in ps command? UPD: I have a couple of servers running on one box. Most of them are in deployment mode. However one is in ...
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Acessing icons in Ubuntu [closed]

How do I get access to icons used in Ubuntu's X Windows Start menu?
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What Ver. of Ubuntu Server Distor is Webmin 1.470 fits for?

Webmin 1.470 Platform is Cross Linux Compatible, but there are some issues regarding bug. The question is : What Ver. of Ubuntu Server Distor is Webmin 1.470 fits for? Thanks.
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Broken ubuntu installation doesnt booting

My local Ubuntu 7.10 dev server was unresponsive the other day so I rebooted it and now I can't boot into it. I can boot into the Live CD and mount my hdd so I can have a look at the logs and what ...
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Small Business office of ~ 10 people: Ubuntu (stable) or other OS? [closed]

A small startup of approx 10 - 20 employees is looking into using Open Source / Free technology to save money on Operating System license fees, etc. Assuming an Admin is competent enough to 'keep up' ...
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Web server monitoring software for ubuntu

I am wondienrg what is a good monitoring software for a cloud hosted ubuntu server. I would like to monitor: Traffic statistics to my website Scripts/Areas of maximum load Overall server load Uptime ...
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set an expiration for ssh cache?

I use ssh to connect to a remote site (from ubuntu desktop to debian server). When I first connect a dialog pops up (probably from gnome or seahorse) asking for the passphrase, but from then on it ...
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How do I add repositories to ia32-apt-get?

I need to install a few third-party binary packages that are only available in the i386 architecture on 64-bit (amd64) Ubuntu. How do I add the new 32-bit repository so ia32-apt-get will automatically ...
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How do I target a different mail server depending on domain with exim?

I have an Ubuntu VPS/slice at Slicehost. Right now I use Exim (Exim4) as my mechanism to send email. I don't receive email on my slice; I only send email (for example, if someone leaves a comment on ...
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Starting network connection from Ubuntu recovery?

I tried to upgrade Ubuntu from Hardy to Intrepid last night, and seem to have killed it. I can boot into "recovery mode" and the root shell, but it freezes when it tries to start the Gnome ...
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What's the way to access Linux partition from Windows?

On a standard, dual boot Vista Home and Ubuntu, I'd like to be able to access the Ubuntu partition from Windows. I imagine that there must be software to let you do this. Can anyone recommend a good ...
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In Ubuntu I make changes to php.ini but nothing happens

Hi, Apache with php works well, but none of the changes I make in php.ini have effect, I've even delete all the contents of the file, then restart Apache, and run phpinfo() and surprisingly everything ...
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VMware Fusion: Stale NFS file handle w/o NFS

Here's a pretty strange one: I am getting the following error in a VMware Fusion Virtual Machine: cannot access /usr/share/postgresql: Stale NFS file handle The weird part being that this is not ...
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What is the fastest way to install Python 2.6 on an Ubuntu 8.04 server?

I just got an Ubuntu server set up, and it seems to have come with Python 2.5. I've been developing my app in Python 2.6, but apt-cache search ^python seems to not contain 2.6. What is the fastest way ...
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Find last time update was performed with apt-get

I need to find the last time that the apt-get update command was run on my server. How can I determine this information?
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Bios settings for Dual Opteron Server + 32/64 bit Linux decision + how to use 2 LAMP machines

semi-n00b here. I'm setting up a server that will have Ubuntu 8.04 LTS with a LAMP setup. The system is dual Opteron 248s with 4GB memory. I had a few questions about settings in the bios: Will ...
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How do I register Linux server with Windows DNS server

I have several Ubuntu machines (mostly 8.04) that I would like to register their hostnames (or desired hostnames) with my main DNS server running on Windows 2000 so that I can access these machines ...
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Automatic Reboot after Kernel Panic

I am currently running Ubuntu 9.04, Jaunty, and have had some issues that caused a few kernel panics to crop up. These panics cause the system to dump a bunch of information to the terminal and hang. ...
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Ubuntu: Prevent X from starting (turn desktop into server)

I have an Linux (Ubuntu) virtual machine that's been setup as a desktop; it starts X and the full UI. I only need it as a server (will be accessing it via ssh) and am looking to reduce the memory ...
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Scripted install of MySQL on Ubuntu

I need to write a script that will build my server from a fresh Ubuntu server install. Among things like Apache and PHP it needs to install MySQL. The only problem here is that when I install MySQL ...
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Have Ubuntu auto-connect to wireless AP without logging in

We have an ubuntu box set up to do some monitoring but due to the placement are unable to run CAT5 to the box itself. I have an Atheros PCI card that works great as long as someone is logged into ...
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Remote desktop on local display that allows to login

I'm looking for a free solution that runs on Ubuntu and allows to remotely manage an Ubuntu desktop (local display :0), even at the login/gdm phase.. What would you recommend? Many thanks! (For the ...
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View commands queued in GNU at

Is there a way to view the actual commands that have been scheduled to execute using the GNU at command? atq just gives the job ids and execution time, I need to see the command. p.s. In my case the ...
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Locating installation directories on Ubuntu

Is there any standard way to locate installation directories of applications, installed with aptitude on Ubuntu?
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Looking for FOSS video media server options

I have a scenario where a client is wanting to transition from a Bitband media server to something they can have better control over. Here's the scenario: windows XP clients (200+) using WMP11 (or ...
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What is the format of specifying 'http' repositories in /etc/apt/sources.list?

After specifying the url of the repository, what do the tags like 'stable','non-free' mean in the entries of /etc/apt/sources.list ? If we know the url of a repository, how do we decide about these ...
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Help fixing GRUB for linux/winxp dual boot scenario

a long story here, but basically I had windows xp on sda1 aka (hd0,0) and ubuntu on sdb5 aka (hd1,4) and they were booting fine. Something messed up with ubuntu, I reinstalled, and tried to fix grub.. ...
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Lighttpd big uploads memory consumption

Consider the following scenario: I am running lighttpd-1.4.19 and I am handling big uploads (hundreds of MBs but less than 1GB) through it. Server is running on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. Files are ...
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What are the best linux performance tweaks for javac without a makefile?

What are the best linux performance tweaks for javac without a makefile? I am talking about the use of ant build files and IDEs that scan the source and create the dependencies as well as doing the ...
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Prevent users from marking files as executable?

I want to ensure that users of my system are incapable of chmodding files +x, and I do not want anything in /home/ or /var/ to be executable. I can't put them on separate partitions. Running Ubuntu ...
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ubuntu does not use 100% ram

I am running ubuntu 8 on a 2GB laptop. Whenever I look in my system monitor, I see my memory usage is slightly below 1G. Why isn't ubuntu using the full 2GB? Let me say that the full 2GB are ...
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Ubuntu 8.04 LTS vs 9.04 for 64 bit server

I'm setting up a new server and am debating between the LTS and latest versions. I normally run the newest stuff (my current server for which this is a replacement is latest), but I want 64 bit this ...
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Postfix local delivery rewriting address so that it is not deliverable

I have a basic Ubuntu Server 9.04 install with Postfix freshly installed via apt-get. When I do a sendmail -bv vlewis@bunner.ath.cx where vlewis is a unix account. The delivery report I get says ...
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Ubuntu linux takes longer time for incorrect passwords

When I log into my Ubuntu 8.10 box with a correct password the system figures out almost instantaneously that the password is correct and logs me in. However, if I supply an incorrect password, it ...
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DigSig out of maintenance as of March 5th 2009

I am in the planning stages for a new server where I plan on running Ubuntu. In looking at my hardening options, I wanted to add DigSig. I noticed however that DigSig went out of maintenance on March ...
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Why does Ubuntu 9.04 reset my Windows clock?

I've got a rig with 2 hard drives. I've put Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) on one of the drives and Windows Vista SP2 runs on the other drive. I went with this approach rather than dual boot since I wanted to ...
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Accessing shared folders from Ubuntu (guest OS) in VMware Workstation ACE Edition

I have enabled the "Shared Folders" feature on the VM that runs Ubuntu 9.04. How do I access this from the Ubuntu guest OS? My host OS is Windows Vista Home Premium with SP2. Note: I have enabled "...
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What should I set the initial MySQL Values in My.cnf to for Performance?

I am just setting up my new Linux Ubuntu 8.04 LTS server now, and getting ready for launch. My application is a PHP built application using the Zend Framework, and there is a MySQL heavy site (as are ...
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How do I not lose my Windows XP router wired connection upon Ubuntu shutdown?

When I shut down Ubuntu, my router's Ethernet light goes off. When I reboot into Windows, it says a cable is disconnected. If I reboot into Ubuntu again, the Ethernet light goes on again. If I then ...
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Installing Oracle 11g for 64bit on Ubuntu 10.04 server 64bit?

I want to install Oracle 11g for 64bit on a Ubuntu 10.04 64bit server.Does anybody knows how to install the Oracle 11g on Ubuntu from the scratch(pre-installation to post-installation)?
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How do I find out whether a port is available on Ubuntu 8.04?

Is there any command I can run from bash that will tell me whether a port is already open?
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Proper manual deployment of a Java Application Server on Ubuntu Server 8.10 - Linux

I am currently preparing to deploy a JBoss AS into production for the first time. My Linux distribution is Ubuntu Server 8.10 . My original plan was to use aptitude to install JBoss. Currently ...
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Installing trunk Mono on Ubuntu

I am quite new to linux. I have to install Mono on a linux machine from souce code. I know the general method: read-instructions, install-dependencies, ./configure, make, make install. However this ...
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VNC Performance

Is it normal for VNC performance to be really slow? In our small network, windows remote desktop works seamlessly, but when using VNC to connect to some ubuntu machines I can barely work even on ...
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Superuser access in shell

How do I get root access from shell? When I'm trying to use su I get: default@default-laptop:~/home/default$ su Password: su: Authentication error default@default-laptop:~/home/...
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Mouse/touchpad toggle in Ubuntu

How to tune Ubuntu to automatically deactivate a touchpad on mouse connect and activate on its disconnect?