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Rsyslog log rotation using output channels

I'm running rsyslogd 4.2.0 on Ubuntu. I'm trying to use the output channel feature described here: http://www.rsyslog.com/doc/rsyslog_conf_output.html Here's the relevant portion of my config: ...
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Setting up a cronjob as a file

I want to create a cronjob at my Ubuntu server by adding/modifying a file in the /etc/cron.d folder, rather than using crontab -e as it's not too easy to automate. I've managed to make a file looking ...
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Grub not installing properly with two seperate discs

I'm trying to set up a dual boot Windows 7/ Ubuntu 11.10 I have 3 drives Linux - sda1 Swap - sda5 Windows - sdb1 Media - sdc1 I installed Windows first so that it didn't muck up my GRUB loader. ...
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How do I attach my LVM RAID's to a new Ubuntu install?

I have an Ubuntu 9 Desktop system that I mainly use as a media server. I have a 2TB RAID5 and a 500GB RAID1, both using LVM. The OS drive is a 4GB CompactFlash card which has finally run out of space. ...
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Remove duplicated Java packages

I'm on linux mint 12 I have installed Java, following the NetBeans instructions. It wasn't working on chrome, so I installed it like that: sudo echo 'deb http://www.duinsoft.nl/pkg debs all' ...
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How to find the IP address of a KVM Virtual Machine, that I can SSH into it?

I have follow this guide (Virtualization With KVM On Ubuntu 11.10) to setup my KVM (Virtual Machines Software) on my Ubuntu 11.10 Server. However, I didn't setup my VM's IP address when creating the ...
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Uninstall the Encrypted LVM function to remove the prompted password entry during Ubuntu Boot

When I installed Ubuntu 11.04 and I was offered the option of enabling "encrypted LVM" for my hard drive. After choosing that option, I am prompted for my password during boot to decrypt the LVM. ...
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Schedule halt using ConsoleKit and Dbus

I have been playing with Dbus (versions 1.4.0, in Ubuntu 10.10 and 1.4.14) and ConsoleKit (versions 0.4.1 and 0.4.5) to reboot or halt my computer without being a superuser. Everything works fine in ...
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Linux Operating system-NOT A KERNEL CHANGE [closed]

I tried to make an operating system with my on custom built kernel. It didn't work out to well. I am using ubuntu and have downloaded linux 3.2.7 from kernel.org . I am not trying to change the kernel ...
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How to register Nginx as a service, after installing Passenger?

I need passenger/nginx to run many sites on port 80. I have installed it with its own installer (per the instructions on the nginx website. But nginx is not registered as a service. I can only run it ...
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On a dual head system, how can I force the placement of a window to a certain desktop?

The relevant output of my xrandr configuration: xrandr -q Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 2304 x 1024, maximum 8192 x 8192 LVDS1 connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y ...
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Installing glibc 2.3 for mysql server

I need to install mysql server and client for a project of mine so I downloaded the MySQL-client-5.1.61-1.glibc23.i386.rpm for the client and MySQL-server-5.1.61-1.glibc23.i386.rpm for the server. I ...
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How extend linux partition with?(after success to extend : fail to boot computer)

I have Ubuntu and I want to enlarge the disk space of /dev/sda1 from 10GB to 90GB. gparted Ubuntu 9.04 live cd show: Partition File System Size /dev/sda1 ext4 10GB /dev/sda2 ...
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Can you use grub to boot a RW partition file stored on a FAT32 HDD?

This is a bit tricky question. I have a Ubuntu 11.10 installed onto a USB 16GB Flash drive. I used the Ubuntu installer to do this. It runs great! Except the I/O is slow. I also have a 250GB USB ...
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pxe boot: problems with /etc/resolv.conf

I'm pxe booting a node (Ubuntu 11.10). The image of the node is created with debootstrap. Works great. Everything is loaded. When I login to the node I see that /etc/resolv.conf is empty. In the base ...
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How do I format c while installing Ubuntu?

I would like to try out Linux but I did not find how to format c while installing. There are 3 requirements at the beginning: 2.6 (?) GB storage Internet - this is ok And something else I have ...
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Auto running bash script on login

I wanted to make a script which ran automatically on login so I put it into the file ~/bash.profile, but it didnt run. When I put it in bashrc, it ran on opening a terminal. What I was doing in the ...
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How to launch an application with default “terminal emulator” on Ubuntu?

I wanted to execute some command in terminal emulator, like Konsole, but I need to make this cross-desktop. Is there some command like xdg-open, but for getting the default terminal emulator? I'm ...
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NFS keeps randomly crashing, breaks mount on other clients

I interconnect several of my Linux servers with NFS. For a while its been going fine but for some reason keeps getting more and more unstable Example: Copy a 4 GB file from client to NFS server, ...
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PXE boot with NFS: /sbin/init: No such file or directory

I'm trying to set up PXE boot with an ubuntu client. Created the dhcp-boot on my tomato router Added a tftp daemon on my FreeNas box Added a NFS mount on my FreeNas box Debootstrapped Ubuntu 11.10 ...
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Is there a way to have a web browser while no KDE or GNOME is installed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: install firefox in ubuntu-server edition I'm running an ubuntu machine (server actually) that does not have any user interface installed, only a command line. I was ...
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Remove notifications icon or make notifications fade after a while

Just installed Ubuntu 11.10, along with Gnome 3 to replace Unity. I'm using the classic Gnome look rather than the new one which is way too much like Unity for my tastes. Seems like everything is ...
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Ubuntu Server - Access webserver from other LAN computer, setting up SSH or FTP, closing ports?

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 x64 Server, with apache2 installed. The setup is pretty much default configuration. I have a few questions about; DocumentRoot/Static IP/Connect from LAN/SSH or ...
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Confusion about low frame rate with Nvidia GeForge, but hardware rendering seems to work?

All over the years I have always wondered why my Compiz animations on Gnome 2 are not as smooth as on my old Laptop running with Intel GMA 965. Maybe this is related to low frame rates. When I run ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 Server: create user, home directory, sudo privileges: command line only

I have a rackspace server and I'm having problems with configuration. I need to lock it down and throw away the key, because right now I can only login with root to do anything substantial. I also am ...
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Ctrl + c will not kill process

I have looked for answers and so far have found nothing to answer my question. I am currently logging in to my Ubuntu server and upon running a process I can not run any of the interrupts on it. Here ...
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RVM install issues on a local user account

I'm running Ubuntu server lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 11.10 Release: 11.10 Codename: oneiric When I try to install ...
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Can Bumblee really help with Optimus Laptops?

I bought Lenovo Z570 which comes with nVidia GEForce GT520M (Optimus technology) and recently I installed Ubuntu 11.10. Surprisingly, whenever I boot my system CPU fan rotates at very high speed and ...
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SIOCSIFNETMASK: Invalid argument using OpenVPN on Ubuntu

Trying to configure OpenVPN client on my Ubuntu desktop. Conf file: remote 192.168.11.103 #192.168.11.103 #85.249.45.106 #dev-node tap0 dev tap port 5027 ifconfig 10.9.0.74 10.9.0.73 route ...
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How and where to install a headers only library?

I like to install gource which requires libglm-dev installed on the system. I am using Ubuntu 10.10. Maverick. The newest sources of the headers only library I found is not available for apt-get. ...
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install firefox in ubuntu-server edition

I have ubuntu server edition installed and I want to install firefox inside it , I don't want full ubuntu-desktop package just a minimal setup which would let me run firefox inside ubuntu-server 10.04 ...
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Can't get to desktop

After installing a base command line install of Ubuntu 10.04, I installed slim and xfce which worked fine for the first 2 or 3 reboots. However, now when I start up, it gets to the slim login screen, ...
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Port Mirroring using iptables - copy all traffic among nginx on :80 and apache on :8080

I have nginx running on port 80 and apache running on port 8080 I want to transfer all the traffic to both nginx and apache asynchronously i.e the performance of one server wont be dependent on the ...
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Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs after new kernel compile

So I've been at this for a while and have been poking around for an answer for a few days, and figure it's about time to ask for help. I am running Ubuntu 10.10 in VMWare Fusion, and have downloaded ...
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Why is this flag not working?

Ok so i want to view the ram and have it run continuously root@another:/etc/mysql/database_backups# free -mt total used free shared buffers cached ...
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Is Ubuntu 12.04 likely to be more stable compared to Debian testing?

Update 1: Stable as in, less likely to crash or cause any issues when future updates or security fixes are applied. Original question: I was about to post this question in askubuntu.com, but wanted ...
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is stack-smashing protection on on Debian?

I heard that every binary that comes with Ubuntu is protected with stack-smashing protection and possibly other gcc features to harden programs against common security threats. What about Debian? I ...
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Simultaneously move long list files to new location

I'm using a wonderful program called ExifTool to recursively rename a large batch of files. Here is example usage: $ exiftool -r -ext JPG '-FileName<CreateDate' -d %Y%m%d_%H%M%S.jpg . Error: ...
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Launchpad equivalent for Debian

I am thinking of switching to Debian (Squeeze) from Ubuntu (10.10). But these questions have been bugging me: Is there a Launchpad equivalent repository for Debian? I am not able compile packages ...
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Getting new server. How do I move everything over? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Moving linux install to a new computer A buddy of mine has found me a new server for our role-playing forums we run and my other web sites. I finally have my current ...
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Block Internet Access for 1 User [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to restrict internet access for a particular user on the lan using iptables in Linux I have 4 accounts on my computer (I have root access). I want to block off ALL ...
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Black screen at boot with Mint and Ubuntu live CDs

I just bought an HP pavillion g6 laptop, with the hope of installing Linux on it. I have now tried both Linux Mint (my first choice) and Ubuntu, and both simply give me a black screen from the moment ...
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Is it possible to execute scripts in BIND based on lookup

Is it possible, to set up BIND as DNS server on my local network, and make execute scripts when it gets a lookup? I would like to execute a Python or Bash script, based on the incoming DNS lookup, ...
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Determining longest time taken in boot process

I'd like to find out what takes the most time in my boot process from GRUB to the Ubuntu login screen. How can I profile my boot process to find out what's taking so long?
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Bluetooth was working but just stopped?

I recently upgraded to the latest FGLRX driver on my MacBook Pro and I noticed that Bluetooth was having some issues afterward. I tried reinstalling bluetooth and bluez, but it didn't seem to fix ...
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Should I use http or ftp links in apt sources.list

Should I use http or ftp links in /etc/apt/sources.list? What I mean is is using something like, deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free deb-src ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/ ...
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Xubuntu Oneiric won't start XFCE

I tried upgrading the Ubuntu on my trusty netbook and found 11.10 was way too slow. So I switched to xubuntu by installing the xubuntu-desktop package and then following the crazy instructions here : ...
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How to get a list of installed external kernel modules?

From the documentation of Linux kernel 3.2 (Documentation/kbuild/modules.txt) === 5. Module Installation Modules which are included in the kernel are installed in the directory: ...
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Unity: Stop Dock Repopulation at Restart

Unity is currently the default window manager on my system, a window manager that's available for many Linux distributions, meaning this question isn't Ubuntu-specific. I have disabled the dock's ...
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How to install Ubuntu from a USB key using syslinux?

I'm making a bootable USB key for myself, and one function of it is to install Ubuntu. I have downloaded the ubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso file. There is a pretty good method for installation of ...