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How to figure out what is performing scheduled server reboots?

I'm helping a friend with a server and it appears the server reboots every week on Sunday night. How can I figure out what is causing is the server to reboot? Aside from rebooting, the server appears ...
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Applications grabing ALSA exlusively

So, my second question about linux audio on the site. The previous one generated quite a lot introductory information. I have ALSA and PulseAudio installed. Before installing PulseAudio, no audio ...
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Mouse pointer stuck as I login

I am facing this problem,and I don't know I dig into it. As I log into Ubuntu my mouse pointer get stuck. I have tried the following methods: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade I have also ...
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Find out screen id

I want to start a program with SSH using PHP, which works fine, but now I want to kill the screen with PHP, but the only thing I know is the name of the screen. How do I find out the screen ID ...
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Move and empty /home partition of Ubuntu

My partitions are: Ubuntu's / on /dev/sda1 Ubuntu's /home on /dev/sda6/ Crunchbang's / on dev/sda7 Now I want to install Backtrack, but for this I need to get rid of Ubuntu's /home and move its ...
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How to attach my domain with bind in real www

How to attach my domain with bind in real wwwI install bind9, with apache. By God's very grace every thing went smooth. my dig, host, nslookup and ping provide this info: my system ip address: ...
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How can I run my own scripts in kate 3.8.2? “External tools” isn't available in the plugins section

I am using Kubuntu 12.04 LTS. How can I run my own scripts in kate 3.8.2? It appears that the plugin named External tools is no longer available. I would like to run Python or shell scripts in kate ...
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errors trying to transfer via SCP [closed]

I'm trying to transfer a file between two servers and i'm getting different errors. Option 1: Logged at OLDSERVER via SSH scp file.tar.gz root@IPADDRESS:/var/www/. The error in this case is ...
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How to setup whatever.localhost.dev to resolve into 127.0.0.1 on Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm running Ubunut 12.04 I want *localhost.dev to point to 127.0.0.1. Ubuntu 12.04 comes with dnsmasq-base installed with network-manager. But there is no /etc/dnsmasq.conf. So I installed the ...
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Cannot figure out how to revert back to backed up profile file

Basically, I made a backup copy of my /etc/profile (or ~/.profile I can't remember exactly) file that executes as soon as you login to a TTY, and then I changed the one that was there, and now it ...
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NFS server causes high load even when idle

I have an Ubuntu (12.04) NFS server that has a high load (larger than 10) even when nothing is running. In detail, the storage is provided by an iSCSI device, on which I have 5 logical volumes (LVM) ...
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How to properly automatically/manually rotate log files for production Rails App

I am taking over administration for a server which has a custom made 3rd party Rails app. The app developer informed me that the ruby log files are getting large and pointed me to the following link: ...
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Installing oracle in pendrive Linux

I am thinking of installing Pendrive Linux (Ubuntu 12.0), and after that I need to install Oracle in Ubuntu. Does that mean Oracle get installed on my Pendrive space or Windows Partition? I am using ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 on Acer x64 PC, only boots after starting recovery

I have this strange problem with my Acer E1 421. First of all it's important to say that I've upgraded this laptop's memory to 8gb RAM instead of 2. I decided to remove Windows 7 x64, and install ...
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How to know I am using vi or emacs input?

Crash shell allows to specify the command line editing mode to vi or emacs. What will be the difference in these input methods? I am not asking about the internal features.
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how to enable command history of shell

I am using ubuntu 13.04, in this the command history of the shell is getting erased on close. Can someone tell me how to prevent this from happening?
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Some info pages missing

On my computer (ubuntu 12.04), some info pages are missing, like for tar. When I enter info tar, it opens the tar manpage instead of the tar info manual. So how can I install these pages on my ...
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Wireless driver crashes when I'm too close to Access Point

This is the opposite of your usual WiFi problem: my signal strength is too high, now too low. Ever since I upgraded my access point to an Asus RT-AC66U, the WiFi driver for my Lenovo Y480 crashes ...
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System cannot load Ubuntu based OS's

I built a computer a few months ago, specs listed here. I then installed Linux Mint 13, but then when I wanted to install Ubuntu, the install would start, and I would select "Install". But when it ...
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Automount not disabling in Ubuntu 12.04 or 13.04

I'm trying to disable the automounting of any usb device. I have this working in Ubuntu 10.04, but I'm trying to do the same in either 12.04 or (ideally) 13.04 but not having any luck. Everywhere I ...
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Restrict FTP user to a directory

Sorry if this is an obvious question, but I don't have a lot of knowledge about this sort of thing, and I've googled for hours, nothing worked. So on a Ubuntu 11.04 server, I want to restrict a user ...
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Why isn't there a server edition for Fedora like Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I was looking for a server edition of Fedora to download, and just found that they don't have one. It's very strange to me. If Ubuntu has both desktop and server editions, why doesn't Fedora follow ...
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Can't ssh to beaglebone?

After I did: route add default gw 192.168.7.1 I also changed /etc/resolv.conf: nameserver 192.168.7.1 in order to share internet between Ubuntu in VMware. I've got internet working but after a ...
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Environment variable for ip address

I see somewhere people use: IF_ADDRESS="$(echo "$IP4_ADDRESS_0" | cut -d'/' -f1)" to get the IP address in a network configuration script. In my system, I create a script under the directory ...
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Why gnustep-config outputs nothing for any parameter?

Regardless of what I run: gnustep-config --debug-flags gnustep-config --objc-flags gnustep-config --base-libs It outputs nothing. How would I debug this? PS: the OS details: Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, ...
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Chromakey -video-editing in Unix?

My friends are recommending me to use OSx for video-editing but trying to use old good OSs such as Debian and Ubuntu. How can I do chromakey -video-editing in some Unix or Linux?
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Memory test while booting . Unable to boot Ubuntu 12 04 LTS

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. All of a sudden, my I'm unable to load the OS. A memory test is happening while I'm trying to boot the system.
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Gnome and Cinnamon loads in fallback (classic) mode only

So I have been using linux mint for a while now. A few months ago my Gnome shell crashed and I was unable to use the full 3d features and loaded into fallback mode only. From that day (around 2 months ...
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Uninstall Aptana from Ubuntu

Can someone please tell me how to uninstall Aptana from ubuntu 12.04 LTS? I followed these instructions, in summary: Install the prerequisites with apt-get install. Download Aptana Studio Extract ...
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Silencing all stdout during bootup

I am looking for a completely silent bootup of my Ubuntu Server 13.04 installation (dumped to file rather than stdout). What I want is the screen to be blacked out (eventually replaced with a logo) ...
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How can I first download KDE files and then install them offline on Ubuntu?

How can I first download KDE files and then install them offline on Ubuntu?
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XUbuntu: Window manager stopped to work

I installed XUbuntu on my netbook and it worked like a charm for about a week. Then, today, the Software center application crashed and since then the window manager stopped to work. Thera are ...
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redhat vs debian/ubuntu system architecture (& not deb vs rpm)?

What are the key areas (except package management) where Fedora/RHEL/CentOS differ from Debian/Ubuntu Linux systems? I'm asking this from a newbie's perspective to the Linux admin world so that I can ...
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uXlib.h Which package have this lib file?

I am getting an error uXlib.h not found while compiling a program, written in c++ I think the lib file is related UIM/X from the following link motif.ics.com/sites/default/files/ReferenceManual.pdf‎ ...
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No microphone input - VIZIO CT15-A5 and 12.04 LTS (64)

I have the VIZIO CT15-A5 and 12.04 LTS (64) is running smoothly .. Only one issue.. I cannot record sound or use Skype due to lack of mic input. I have tried turning up the sound using the alsa ...
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Pg Dn key returns tilde (~)

When I hit Page Down in terminal (I'm using Ubuntu 12.04), strangely I get the ~ (tilde) character. This is annoying especially when I searched my command line history and decided to go to the bottom ...
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How to start a service automatically, when Ubuntu starts?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and want to have a service starting, when the system is booted normally. As 'service' I understand some code, for example cd my_directory; my_command -host 0.0.0.0 -port ...
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Processing multiple mails in a Postfix mailbox by making cronjob run per second-is that considered good practice?

I need to process at least three thousand incoming emails an hour that are received in a postfix mailbox. Processing involves extracting email attachments and sending the content of an email ...
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How to create an upstart process in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am trying to create a process to be automatically started and maintained by Ubuntu's upstart (Ubuntu 12.04). I have been looking at this page as well as on this page and I am aware of the upstart ...
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Allowing write access to an SMB mounted drive

Following this guide I was able to get my Samba share to mount on my Ubuntu 12.04 system. I can navigate the folders just fine. However I cannot create a directory nor create a file. I get the ...
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How does the screen backlight work?

Everything about the backlight settings and controls work for me except: Backlight resets to max. on every reboot/boot. The backlight minimum goes on to complete black screen, instead of the minimum ...
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apt-get failed to fetch package

I want to install curl on my ubuntu: sudo apt-get install curl It gave the following error: Err http://it.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/main curl i386 7.21.0-1ubuntu1 404 Not Found [IP: ...
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Finding log file of ntp daemon in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

My Ubuntu is set to run ntp before dovecot at startup. (See my earlier question: The rc0.d,rc1.d,... directories in /etc in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS) However, I suspect that dovecot may have finished ...
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Understanding different Linux Distros

I'm having a little bit of confusion when understanding linux based OS's. When I download the newest version of Mint and Ubuntu, aren't they the "same" at their core (kernel)? It just seems that they ...
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multicast is enabled on ubuntu?

I have one of my Ubuntu machine- rkost@rj-vm9-14105:~/infinispan/infinispan-server-6.0.0.Alpha1/bin$ uname -a Linux rj-vm9-14105 2.6.35-22-server #33-Ubuntu SMP Sun Sep 19 20:48:58 UTC 2010 x86_64 ...
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Can I display part of a window on the second device?

When giving presentations, I use the html/css/js-based showoff. It has a presenter mode which shows the notes and the progress in a good way for me. It seems like the idea is that somehow a second ...
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Why is this network connection so slow?

I am having some problems with network performance speed on a Linux server running Ubuntu 9.10. Transfer speeds on all types of traffic are around 1.5MB/s on a 1000mbit/s wired ethernet connection. ...
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Zorin OS 7 Kernel Panic and boot failure

So I decided to try out Zorin OS 7 x64. Everything was fine during the installation. After a few minutes of browsing the internet with Chrome I got this error: CtrlAltDel didn't work, so I hit ...
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Xinput device disable doesn't work for all mouses

There are 2 mouses connected to one computer and I want to disable them. I tried to do it using xinput. It works for one mouse (OM), but it doesn't for second (SIGMACHIP Usb Mouse). Second mouse is ...
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Setting environment variables for system users

I have a couple of system users that have no password set, login disabled and no home directories. They are used solely to run FastCGI processes for a couple of websites. I want to avoid hard coding ...