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  1. [all variants] MySQL Refusing Connections from Localhost

    My mail server (Ubuntu 10.04) uses mysql for virtual domains, virtual users. For some reason, mysqld has started refusing connections from localhost. I see these in the mail server log:

    Oct 6...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Mysqld does not start after innobackup and new datadir

    myhost# touch /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock
    myhost# /etc/init.d/mysql start

    m00t
  3. [SOLVED] Re: New Install Won't Boot Unless Drive is in USB Enclosure

    Well, this is a new SSD, as I mentioned ... and it *almost* works with the BIOS set to AHCI. It *does* work with the BIOS set to IDE.

    *sigh* So many hours ... NOTHING is worse than something that...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: New Install Won't Boot Unless Drive is in USB Enclosure

    The disk was /dev/sda in a vm while connected via USB to the physical box. I did do a plain vanilla DVD disk install with the drive in the machine; it did't work. I'll try your suggestions above and...
  5. [SOLVED] New Install Won't Boot Unless Drive is in USB Enclosure

    Hello,

    I've installed Linux Mint 13 (AKA Ubuntu 12.04) on my SSD several times. No matter how I've tried it (from DVD, from USB key, inside Virtualbox), the machine refuses to boot from the drive...
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    [ubuntu] Re: whiptail running CPU @ 92%

    run ps aux | grep whiptail (where in the directory tree doesn't matter), and note the process number for whiptail. Then sudo kill -9 <thatprocessnumber>. The process number (such as 21120) is...
  7. [all variants] 10.04 Will Not Boot, Stuck on "Verifying DMI Pool Data"

    This is starting to get to me ....

    I built a new machine with a Foxconn M7PMX-S motherboard, Intel Quad proc, yada yada, an IDE CD/DVD (master), PATA 160 GB HD (slave), and 2 1.5 TB SATA drives....
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    [ubuntu] Re: 2 NICs No pings on local network.

    Change your IP ranges to something like this:

    192.168.7.x/24 hosts --> 192.168.7.254 (linux eth0) --> 192.168.8.1/24 (linux eth1) --> 192.168.8.254/24 (DSL router)

    route add default gw...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Server Won't Boot, Grub Dies Saying, "Loading, please wait" on multiple kernels

    Got lucky ... apt-get installed a newer kernel that doesn't like this machine. An old kernel booted. Data backing up, machine rebuild forthcoming.

    Phshew.
  10. [ubuntu] Server Won't Boot, Grub Dies Saying, "Loading, please wait" on multiple kernels

    Ummm, help. Here's a rundown of events:

    1) Server became unreachable over the network. A telnet to port 22 would open, but no ssh string, and ssh to the box would fail. Same with port 25 (box is a...
  11. [ubuntu] Post-Upgrade Network Interface and wicd Issues

    Upgraded 8.04 64-bit to 8.10. Had some interesting issues with NVidia drivers, which I fixed.

    Networking anomalies:

    1) I had wicd installed on 8.04. Still installed on 8.10. wicd is configured...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: Can only boot to CLI, not GUI after upgrade from Hardy to Ibex

    This may or may not be helpful. I had used envy to install my NVidia drivers in 8.04. When I rebooted into 8.10, my video driver world was a mess.

    I ended up using envyng -t (terminal mode) to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: video mode not supported

    This may or may not be helpful. I had used envy to install my NVidia drivers in 8.04. When I rebooted into 8.10, my video driver world was a mess. I was lucky, and Gnome gave me some error messages,...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: 8.04 64-bit Does Not Offer Distribution Upgrade

    Thanks, that did it.
  15. [ubuntu] 8.04 64-bit Does Not Offer Distribution Upgrade

    Running Ubuntu 64-bit. Followed the upgrade directions -- used "Software Sources" to select "Show Normal Upgrades," installed all Hardy updates, used Update Manager to refresh apt files. But Update...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Postfix and amavis not making log messages

    Fixed it. The /dev/log device was also gone. /etc/init.d/sysklogd restart recreated the device, and now all is well.

    m00t
  17. [ubuntu] Postfix and amavis not making log messages

    I did an oops a few days ago, and wiped out /sbin on my email server. I replaced it with /sbin from another box. Ever since, postfix and amavis are working fine, filtering, delivering email, etc.,...
  18. [all variants] Re: HowTo: Broadcom BCM43xx in 5 minutes with ndiswrapper/WPA for fresh installs

    Testimonial:

    Laptop: Compaq F572US
    Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI (rev 02)
    0280: 14e4:4311 (rev 02)
    Ubuntu 8.04.1
    2.6.24-16-generic i686

    I'm not using...
  19. [all variants] Re: HowTo: Broadcom BCM43xx in 5 minutes with ndiswrapper/WPA for fresh installs

    Hasmarth,

    Just execute the commands in 0.3, and if it says "Not found," ignore it and keep going. You'll be fine.

    m00t
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    [ubuntu] sshd refusing connection from one host

    This morning I apt-get upgraded my 8.04 server box, and got some of the recent ssh fixes that have gone in since the last apt-get upgrade I ran on May 13. I believe I also installed a couple of...
  21. [ubuntu] Re: Weird, Strange, Odd Network Issues on 7.10 Server

    Well, apt-get --purge remove postfix and a reinstall fixed things. It wasn't configuration, since I backed up /etc/postfix and restored all the same config files afterwards.

    Weird.

    m00t
  22. [ubuntu] Weird, Strange, Odd Network Issues on 7.10 Server

    Whoever fixes this gets a prize. :-)

    I'm trying to (finally) replace my antique P3 home server with a newer box. So over the weekend I upgraded it from Ubuntu 7.04 to 7.10 (no problems, and I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Postfix Not Resolving MX Records

    More information:

    I can send mail between local accounts no problem. As far as I can tell, the only problem I need to solve is why the Postfix process doesn't get a good DNS result.

    This is an...
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    [ubuntu] Postfix Not Resolving MX Records

    This is a weird one, at least to me. I put a new machine up as an email server. It is receiving inbound email OK. However, when I send test email to my account at yahoo.com, it is stuck in the...
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    Re: Howto: set up a mail server in Ubuntu

    I've been working through this setup howto. I'd strongly suggest that in the "data" section, you tell us which database to put the data into! I figured it out, but:

    Current text:

    So we got a...
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