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How do I cope with the loss of time from building a bogus server?

Received a very old computer. It had the necessary hardware, so I decided to turn it into a music streaming server so that I could listen to my 450gb of music at anytime over my iphone. I tried to set it up with tonido, and everything worked well. The only problem is that their iphone app sucks and crashes like a mofo EVERY time. [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Jan 2, 2016 - 13 answers

Backing up my linux *installation;* everything but my /home partition

I want to back up my Linux installation---everything EXCEPT my /home partition. Soup to nuts, what's my process? I am running the final release of Crunchbang, a Debian-based distro. [more inside]
posted by wires on Jun 21, 2015 - 5 answers

After updating Debian, thunderbird wont download my mail

I just updated from Debian Lenny to Wheezy (via Squeeze), now I can't download my emails in thunderbird [more inside]
posted by missmagenta on Oct 22, 2014 - 3 answers

Existing Windows installation to Virtualbox. Avalanche inside.

How do I successfully take an existing Windows 7 installation from HDD and put it into Virtualbox on Debian, on an SSD? Avalanche inside. [more inside]
posted by Juso No Thankyou on Dec 5, 2012 - 5 answers

What kind of a name is ZaReason anyway?

What kind of power supply (and cooling system) should I get for a tower with an 8-core processor? [more inside]
posted by Yesterday's camel on Aug 20, 2012 - 8 answers

How do I increase partition size in a RAID 1 array with minimal downtime?

RAID 1 Partition Filter: Physical capacity increased. How do we increase the partition size to match on a production machine? Details within. [more inside]
posted by even butter on May 4, 2012 - 4 answers

Best distrubution for Linux VPS?

I run a couple of django-based websites/webapps. What OS should I use for my VPS? The most important thing is security and easy installation of packages (including dependencies). I also prefer a system that is easy to maintain. Security is more important, but if all else is equal I would specifically love something with easy to make init-scripts. I know I can install third party packages to do just about anything, but I prefer a batteries-included approach if it exists. [more inside]
posted by davar on Nov 22, 2011 - 10 answers

Boot Camp

I have a Toshiba laptop that seems to no longer like booting various linux os's. Ideas for how to fix it? [more inside]
posted by mannequito on Oct 12, 2011 - 16 answers

Anyone care for reigniting the apt-get vs. aptitude flamewar?

Help me recover from switching back and forth between apt-get and aptitude in Debian. [more inside]
posted by a small part of the world on May 16, 2011 - 12 answers

Headless machine set up by brainless tech

My Linux machine has no monitor, which is fine, except I forgot to install SSHD. Help! [more inside]
posted by davejay on Feb 4, 2010 - 11 answers

Damn it, lenny. Come on now.

Increasingly annoying problem installing Debian 5.0.0 'lenny' on an HP G60 with an Itanium (ia64) processor that is currently running Vista Home Premium. Specifically, the debian-installer consistently falls under the impression that I have an AMD 64-bit (amd64) processor. Why? [more inside]
posted by koeselitz on Mar 28, 2009 - 5 answers

Ubuntu -> Debian ?

As a moderately experienced Ubuntu user, what should I know before giving Debian a try? [more inside]
posted by mannequito on Feb 16, 2009 - 15 answers

Linux Admin Company Needed

I'm looking for an out-sourced Linux admin company to help us manage 4 dedicated Debian servers. We'd like to work with a small 24-hour on call company to support us with admin, tuning and trouble-shooting things when problems occur. Preferably with Debian experience.
posted by Dag Maggot on Dec 2, 2008 - 3 answers

admins: intelligent rate-limiting of error notifications?

I have a web service that generates errors. Currently, each time there's an error, it gets sent to an admin mailing list. Is there an open-source tool that will summarize repeated duplicate errors, rather than generating a separate notification for each? [more inside]
posted by zippy on Sep 26, 2008 - 6 answers

Will asp.net work on a Debian server?

I am trying to teach myself asp.net. My hosting company is iPower and apparently their server platform is Debian. Will asp.net run on this platform? The (really basic) aspx pages I've tried sort of work but not really, and I am copying code verbatim from Microsoft's site so I'm sure I haven't fucked up the code. I'm fine with HTML and CSS but this stuff is a bit beyond me. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Jul 10, 2008 - 13 answers

remote virtual server backup.

What's the best way to back up a Debian Linux install? I have a virtual hosted Debian instance I use as a personal server, but right now I'm not doing anything to back it up. So what's the best way to do that? One thing I'd like to be able to do is take a snapshot of the entire installation, so that I could restore the entire system on another machine (or virtual machine) so that any software I'd installed would work and stay configured. [more inside]
posted by delmoi on Jun 9, 2008 - 11 answers

Multiple distros on one partition

I have Ubuntu installed in a chroot. [How] can I boot into it? [more inside]
posted by finite on Jun 5, 2008 - 7 answers

Help installing Debian Etch?

Okay I'm trying to set up rtorrent and wtorrent using Debian Etch and this guide. Installs and updates the kernel fine, then I get "bash command not found" when trying to run through the rest of the tutorial. [more inside]
posted by geoff. on May 23, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me get OSX and Debian (under VMWare) playing nicely together for web development

Trying to set up a development environment on my Macbook (running latest Leopard). I have VMware fusion running Debian etch, set up perfectly with the requisite LAMP stack. The problem is, I'd like to have Debian's /var/www/ available to OSX for actual editing. I've tried setting up NFS, but to no avail (though I'm admittedly novice at this sysadmin stuff). [more inside]
posted by inkedmn on Jan 23, 2008 - 8 answers

Windows on Linux - without Windows

Is it possible to create a virtual Windows machine on a Debian box without X, then access the virtual machine remotely? Basically, I want to have a headless Debian server running virtual machines. I'm sure it's possible, and I've done similar things inside of X, but how would I go about doing it without X? Qemu? VMWare? Virtualbox?
posted by cdmwebs on Oct 8, 2007 - 11 answers

Tunneling audio over TCP/IP

How can I play audio from one computer through another computer's sound card? [more inside]
posted by spaceman_spiff on Sep 7, 2007 - 10 answers

Debian VPN server for iPhone to connect to?

Best open source VPN (server-side) software for an iPhone user? [more inside]
posted by evariste on Aug 19, 2007 - 15 answers

SSH legality?

Running an SSH server illegal in some countries? [more inside]
posted by rancidchickn on Jul 6, 2007 - 3 answers

Where can I buy an $800 Linux Server?

I need to buy a server for around $800 ($1000 as an absolute maximum). It will be hosting a website with a (PostGres) database that will start at around 4GB and grow slowly (so would like at least 2GB of RAM). It must be able run Linux, preferably Ubuntu or Debian. [more inside]
posted by phrontist on May 10, 2007 - 9 answers

Atmel ATmega not programming over DAPA

AVR Programming Hell: I've built my own Atmel programmer for my ATmega32 and it doesn't work a lick. [more inside]
posted by Napierzaza on Feb 25, 2007 - 5 answers

Why is my (debian/linux) computer so sluggish?

Why is my (debian/linux) computer so sluggish? [more inside]
posted by RustyBrooks on Nov 13, 2006 - 25 answers

Good riddance?

Help me make my choice from one of the three options below: 1) Fix Windows so that it boots without messing up my Ubuntu. 2) Remove Windows completely. I don't need it anyways. 3) Shrink Windows to the bare minimum and reclaim the space with Ubuntu. [more inside]
posted by furtive on Aug 28, 2006 - 7 answers

Why are my domains having intermittent DNS issues?

I'm having crazy issues with my Debian DNS server, and I don't know how to troubleshoot them. Why would I not even see the DNS requests coming in? [more inside]
posted by pornucopia on Aug 7, 2006 - 2 answers

Yes, there is a hard drive there...

Debian won't find my hard drive! Please help! I have details so there's [more inside]
posted by tdreyer1 on Jul 12, 2006 - 14 answers

My dpkg database is hosed!

My Debian package database is a mess! How can I reset its state? [more inside]
posted by ciaron on Jun 26, 2006 - 6 answers

I don't want to pay for bloody TiVo!

I know about MythTV and Freevo. My question to the hive mind is [more inside]
posted by evariste on Jun 19, 2006 - 30 answers

Debian help: solving an apt-get problem

Debian's giving me grief when I go to install php5. Is apt-get dist-upgrade still scary and broken? [more inside]
posted by pornucopia on Jun 4, 2006 - 17 answers

Cannot Boot into XP or Grub

How do I recover Windows XP Pro boot record (MBR)? Scenario: Partitioned HD for Linux, Rebooted in XP ok, Reboot, install Linux and grub, reboot no Grub or XP. Ran XP Disc - Recovery Console (see extended explaination) [more inside]
posted by bloodniece on Jun 1, 2006 - 22 answers

die spam die.

Help me deal with email: I have a couple domain names, and I get obscene amounts of spam and garbage email. I'd like to setup a system to help deal with all of it, but I'm not very familiar with server-side email setup beyond the basics. [more inside]
posted by delmoi on Feb 24, 2006 - 15 answers

Hebrew input support in X

How do I add a foreign language (Hebrew) input to X, and how do I switch keyboard layouts? This was easy to set up in Gnome and KDE, but I've since left those for Fluxbox, which doesn't (seem to) have a proprietary configurator. I'm running Debian/Testing, xorg 6.8.2dfsg.
posted by ori on Jan 29, 2006 - 1 answer

i would like to manage my package

In light of the recent release of google pack, is there current windows software that periodically updates my entire software collection? [more inside]
posted by |n$eCur3 on Jan 16, 2006 - 11 answers

Which mailing list manager should I use?

Best mailing list manager? I'm running Postfix and Dovecot on a Debian Sarge box. [more inside]
posted by evariste on Sep 12, 2005 - 10 answers

apt-get screwed my network interface!

Lords of Linux! Demigods of Debian! I beseech thee. I inadvertently apt-get installed etherconf, and it nuked my ethernet interface! [more inside]
posted by jojopizza on May 6, 2005 - 7 answers

Debian Linux Install

What would be a good way to do an absolutely minimal installation of Debian Linux (or a distro based on it) and then install what I need as I need it using apt-get? The system would need to have decent hardware support (ie. work with my cable modem) but, apart from that, contain the minimum required to boot the system and run apt-get.
posted by reklaw on Jul 7, 2004 - 5 answers

XFree86 resolution question.

Linux / XFree86 question: Where is the actual resolution that X selects by default defined? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Jan 28, 2004 - 10 answers

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