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    [ubuntu] Re: 12.04 no Web and very slow

    OK. True. Makes sense.

    Thanks!
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    [ubuntu] Re: 12.04 no Web and very slow

    @ TheFu--

    Thanks. The box is on its way to the hardware service people. So I cannot try the things you suggested just yet. They have a link to this thread, and maybe they or I will test all that...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 12.04 no Web and very slow

    @ TheFu

    Thanks for helping me!

    A couple responses:

    1. This morning I moved the box to another location, behind a different switch. Same problems. Here are the details:


    doug@doug2:~$...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 12.04 no Web and very slow

    OK, rebooted the router, and was now able to access that.

    Was able to ping the router from the problem machine, but not 8.8.8.8, and a sudo apt-get update was not able to connect to any...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 12.04 no Web and very slow

    TheFu--

    Thanks for continuing to help me.

    1. Different cable: I tried another machine on this cable, it worked fine. That seems to narrow it to the machine, yes?

    2. Network settings: should...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 12.04 no Web and very slow

    @TheFu--

    Thanks!

    Twice I ran sudo iptables -F and twice it locked up the computer. My ssh session stalled, I tried another and it timed out. Rebooted machine each time.

    At the console of the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 12.04 no Web and very slow

    @ TheFu--

    Thanks for your sympathy! <grin>


    doug@doug2:~$ sudo lshw -C network
    [sudo] password for doug:
    *-network
    description: Ethernet interface
    product:...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 12.04 no Web and very slow

    TheFu--

    Many thanks for helping me!

    Here's what happened:


    doug@doug2:~$ ping 8.8.8.8
    PING 8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8) 56(84) bytes of data.
    ^C
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    [ubuntu] 12.04 no Web and very slow

    Friends--

    About 3 days ago, one of my computers became excruciatingly slow, and lost contact with the Web. Can you help me trouble shoot this?

    Symptoms:


    Production environment, one of 3...
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    [ubuntu] Re: can I do this virtually?

    KillerKelvUK--

    Thanks! It may be time for me to try out Wine again. Last I tried, about a year ago, I was not able to figure out how to get Quickbooks to install.

    But I wonder if Virtualbox...
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    [ubuntu] Re: can I do this virtually?

    TheFu--

    You do good things for your clients, fighting the good fight!

    Thanks for helping me think this through.

    A couple of notes to let you know I am following you, but might not come to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: can I do this virtually?

    sudodus--

    Thanks! Good questions indeed.

    Keeping this machine off the LAN is not practical, but I ran across another post somewhere that suggested a regular restore of the virtual machine to...
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    [ubuntu] can I do this virtually?

    Friends--

    Need some high level thinking here, please. No need for technical details, I suspect.

    (I have been running linux in this office environment for 10 years and am pretty comfortable...
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    [ubuntu] Re: server 12.04 just lost nameserver

    TheFu--

    The only thing that was in /etc/network/interfaces before I tried to solve this issue was

    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback


    So it seems to me there should have been no conflict with...
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    [ubuntu] Re: server 12.04 just lost nameserver

    TheFu--

    Thanks for giving me the clue that seems to have resolved the issue. Will let it go a few days before I mark the post solved.

    The thing Comcast seems to be rolling out is probably...
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    [ubuntu] server 12.04 just lost nameserver

    Friends--

    About Wednesday (that would be November 6, 2013) all of my 12.04 boxes lost connectivity with their nameservers. They still were able to access email and ping by x.x.x.x addresses, but...
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    [ubuntu] rsync gobbles resources 12.04

    Friends--

    Rsync is gobbling resources, and I do not know why. Can you help me tame the monster?

    Symptom: When rsync is running a backup, it locks up the machine, so that it takes 30-60 seconds...
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    [ubuntu] Re: dropbox destroys files: what did I do wrong?

    tgalati4--

    Yes, that is scary stuff. Wow! Thanks!
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    [ubuntu] Re: dropbox destroys files: what did I do wrong?

    Crusty--

    Love your handle! Thanks for your help.

    Well, that is plausible, except that it is not like your friend's experience: his was all txt files were gone and mine were files at random:...
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    [ubuntu] Re: dropbox destroys files: what did I do wrong?

    dragonfly41--

    Thanks for helping me. No I had not read that help screen, but had checked the dropbox deleted files. Was not aware of the cache, but alas and alack, that directory is empty (it is...
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    [ubuntu] dropbox destroys files: what did I do wrong?

    Friends--

    A saga in which our protagonist (me) loses thousands of files and has no clue what he did wrong, and hopes someone in this realm can point out to him the quicksand so he does not step in...
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    [ubuntu] Re: To save space, can I safely delete....

    matt_symes--

    Thanks. Will check it out. Have been busy and it may be a week or more till I can report back. Thanks, Matt!
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    [ubuntu] Re: To save space, can I safely delete....

    ibjsb4--

    Thanks! Did not know googlubuntu existed. See below for what I have done, so far.


    matt_symes--

    Thanks!

    Curious. I ran the command you suggest and got this:
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    [ubuntu] Re: To save space, can I safely delete....

    lisati--

    Thanks. Think I had forgotten to do the clean step, but had done autoremove. Still all those files are there, taking up a fair amount of space. Would it be safe to remove them? Not sure...
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    [ubuntu] To save space, can I safely delete....

    Friends--

    To save space, can I safely delete these files from my boot directory?

    Current OS on this server is "3.2.0-41-generic-pae #66-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 25 03:50:20 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i386...
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