Jeremy Davis's picture

Hi,

Chances are if you're reading this, you have applied for a TurnKey website user account.

Considering that 95% of all signups are spammers and/or seo farmers, plus the hammering the site has got from spammers earlier in the year, blocking auto signups was probably overdue. However, it can be really hard to tell the difference between a potential spammer and a legitimate user. So I'm almost certain that I delete legitimate accounts when I cleanup the obvious spammer ones.

So this thread has 2 main purposes:

  1. A place where prospective users, waiting for account approval, can introduce themselves, share a little about what they are using TurnKey for and demonstrate that they are a legitimate human; and
  2. A place where TurnKey users who are looking for support can post their question(s)/issue(s) while they are awaiting account approval.

Intro post

The first is pretty self explanatory, but I anticipate that spammers and seo farmers will want to try to game the system and will likely post friendly messages in the hope that they will convince me. So if you fit into this category, please be sure to mention specifically which appliance you are running (or plan to run) and on what platform. Also if you can give some context to your username and/or email, that might help me too. I'm not going to go into what sort of things I use to tell the difference (because spammers will adapt their behaviors) but I'm hoping that this will give some solid hints for legit users, but won't get read by too many spammers. One thing I can say is that the more detail you share, the harder it is to "fake" it, the more specific you can be, the less likely you are to be a spammer.

Guest support post

For the second category, please be sure to include lots of info. The reason for that is two-fold. Firstly, so I can tell you're not faking it to try to get your spam account enabled. Secondly, so that we can provide a useful response (rather than just asking you more questions). Definitely include the specific TurnKey appliance and version that you are using (and/or the output of 'turnkey-version'), plus details of the problem you are experiencing or thing you are trying to do but need advice on. Please provide as much info as possible.

Final words

If you're still reading, I'm almost certain that you aren't a spammer. Please post a new post below (as a guest). In the provided space for email address (which won't be publicly visible), please be sure to include the same email as you used for your account signup. Please note that your post may need to be manually reviewed before it is public visible.

Note too that support type posts will be moved. Other posts might be cleaned up from time to time too, so please don't be put off if there are no posts below.

Forum: 
Jeremy Davis's picture

Hi Magnox, apologies for slow response. I've been pretty under the pump lately and although I haven't responded sooner, I actually enabled your account last week.

Thanks for signing up and please feel free to open a new thread in the forums if you have any issues, questions or feedback.

Greg C's picture

Hello.  So as previously stated I'm just a nerd that like to tinker around with things.  Started messing with linux over 20 years ago but it was a sloooooooow start.  I'd try for a while, give up, try again, get a little further, give up and so on and so on.  Finally a friend of mine gave me the perspective on it that gave me the momentum to actually have it running all the time.  It's not my daily driver but I do have Ubuntu Studio loaded on a desktop and I have a server vm running some app installs and some docker containers.  Long story longer... I'm always trying new stuff and this looks like something fun to play with.  Happy New Year from Las Vegas!!!

Jeremy Davis's picture

I hear you Greg! That was a bit how my Linux journey started. IIRC my first attempt was about 18 years ago, but it didn't go very well. I had a few other attempts but each time it worked for a while, but there was things that didn't work as they should and at least once I had a serious crash and it stopped working. It's getting pretty good now though I reckon and it has been my daily driver OS for about 10 years now and (mostly) it just keeps getting better IMO. I don't even have a local Windows machine these days. I do have a VM that I use for testing, but that's it.

Anyway, apologies on my slow response. I actually enabled your account earlier in the week, but only just replying now.

Good luck with it all and please don't hesitate to open a new thread if you have any questions, problems or feedback.

Mark Macumber's picture

I stumbled upon your site and services while trying to build a network management stack comprised of containers running on Proxmox. I have only been experimenting with Turnkey Linux for a week or two but love the Observium container, the Pihole container and the Jellyfin server container. I am playing with the TK Core machine today. I do not need support but just wanted to join the Turnkey community. I work for the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY USA. Thanks for sharing your great work with the community!

Jeremy Davis's picture

Thanks for signing up Mark and apologies that this response has been a bit slow. I actually enabled your account earlier in the week, but have been tied up with other bits and pieces and have only carved out a bit of time to follow up here.

Thanks for your kind words. And glad to hear that things seem to be going ok for you, but please do not hesitate to open a new thread in the forums if you have any questions, problems or feedback for us.

Good luck with it all.

kunluncat's picture

Hi All.

I am trying to join the community and learn more about the Turnkey. Currently, I already have some Turnkey LXCs or VMs running on my Proxmox homelab server. I am really impressed by the features provided by Turnkey and would like to explore more.

Thank you!

Kunluncat

Jeremy Davis's picture

Thanks for your kind words and apologies on my delayed response (I actually approved your account earlier in the week, but only just circling back to respond properly now).

Good luck with it all and please don't hesitate to open a new thread in the forums if you have any questions, issues or feedback for us.

Dmitry's picture

Hello! I'm creating my home server and decided to use TurnKey File Server, because I'm new in Linux. I'm using the TurnKey Linux containers in ProxMox. I will be glad to have the opportunity to join your community!

Jeremy Davis's picture

Hi Dmitry - welcome to TurnKey. Your account is enabled so please feel free to open a new thread in the forums if you have any problems, questions and/or feedback for us.

Jules's picture

Hi all, used turnkey in a previous life, looking to rekindle our relationship :)

Jeremy Davis's picture

Hi Jules, welcome back to TurnKey! :) Hopefully you can see some improvements since you last used it?

Please don't hesitate to open a new thread in the forums if you have any problems, questions and/or feedback for us.

Thomas Lichtenstern's picture

so just please activate

Jeremy Davis's picture

Hi Thomas, your account is enabled. Please feel free to open a new thread if you have any problems, questions or feedback.

Mauricio Alexander Flórez's picture

Hello,

I'm using turnkey for my local network services, I've a Proxmox server.

Thank you.

Jeremy Davis's picture

Welcome to TurnKey! :) I've enabled your account, so please feel free to start a new thread in the forums if you have any issues, questions or feedback.

Mike's picture

I have been using the LAMP appliance on my home server for awhile now. I would like to upgrade to the newest version so I created a new LXC on proxmox and mentally created a list of everything to transfer. After doing a bit of reading, I thought I would try the easy way using your backup and restore tools rather than do it all manually.

Jeremy Davis's picture

Welcome to TurnKey.

The easy way to use TKLBAM is to sign up for a Hub account (the website and Hub user databases are separate). If you have any concerns or questions regarding the Hub, please do not hesitate to reach out. I try to respond to forum posts as regularly as possible, but you'll get a faster response to Hub related questions if you use the Hub's "in app" support feature (blue icon in the bottom right corner of every Hub page) or email support AT turnkeylinux.org.

Good luck with it all, and please don't hesitate to let us know how it goes.

Scott's picture

Hello, I recently used Turnkey to upgrade our wiki system stack.  Now I am working on updating our Redmine system (stack from those "B" guys).  I am running into a privileges issue on the database migration.

Based on the database users in Turnkey Redmine(mariadb.sys,mysql,redmine,root), I believe the correct user to grant database permissions is redmine.

General procedure:

MariaDB>drop database redmine_production;
MariaDB>create database redmine_production;
MariaDB>grant all privileges on redmine_production.* to 'redmine'@'localhost' identified by 'password';
>mysql -u root -p redmine_production < backup.sql

I have also tried 'authentication_string' instead of 'password' as it appears the database schema uses this field.  But in either case, when I try to migrate the database (bundle exec rake db:migrate RAILS_ENV=production), I get access denied for user 'redmine'@'localhost'

rake aborted! 
ActiveRecord::ConnectionNotEstablished: Access denied for user 'redmine'@'localhost' (using password: YES)
Jeremy Davis's picture

Hi Scott, welcome to TurnKey.

I have reposted your question (as you - so you can edit it if you wish) over in our support forum. I've replied over there too.

Hopefully that's of some assistance. Please let me know how you go.

John Mason's picture

hi

i am setting up a new home server using webmin and nextcloud.

I am a beginner tbh and just feeling my way around.

I would like to have my account approved to integrate the hub with aws for backups.

Thankyou

John

Jeremy Davis's picture

Hi John, welcome to TurnKey.

Please feel free to start a new thread in our forums if you have any problems, questions and/or feedback for us.

If you wish to integrate your server with the TurnKey Hub, you'll need to sign up for a separate Hub user account (the website and Hub user databases are separate).

If you have any Hub specific questions, please use the Hub's "in app" support (blue icon towards the bottom right of each Hub page) or email support AT turnkeylinux.org. Obviously you can ask Hub questions here on the forums too and I try to respond to all forum posts regularly, but Hub support will almost always get a quicker response (expected response time is within one work day, often much quicker).

Good luck with it all and please feel free to ask about anything you are unsure of.

ZachE's picture

I am not a bot.

I have blood and organs and stuff.

Learning ProxMox stuff for my homelab, and figured a turnkey owncloud server might be a nice start.

Jeremy Davis's picture

Hi ZachE. Apologies that it's taken me a couple of days to approve your account. I was busy over the weekend :)

Please do not hesitate to open a new thread in the forums if you have any problems or questions.

johns67w's picture

Hi, i am awaiting activiation, in the meanwhile i would appreciate some tech support please.

My current setup:

LXC (via proxmox) 8, just updated from pve7, but issue was the same before upgrading to pve8.

turnkey-version: 

The setup worked, but my homelab has been discounted for about a year. tried to turn the server o

Hi, i am awaiting activiation, in the meanwhile i would appreciate some tech support please.

My current setup:

LXC (via proxmox) 8, just updated from pve7, but issue was the same before upgrading to pve8.

turnkey-version: 

The setup worked, but my homelab has been discounted for about a year. tried to turn the server on, but cannot access webmin.


[snip] - Post moved to support forum.

Jeremy Davis's picture

Hi John, welcome to TurnKey.

Your user account has been enabled and I've moved (most of) your post to the forums. I'll answer properly over there, but on face value it looks like there is something wrong with your networking!?

johns67w's picture

thanks

Adam's picture

I just signed up for a Turnkey account after installing a Turnkey template on my Proxmox server. I'm fairly new to the world of Proxmox and when I saw all of the templates from here, I decided to sign up for an account. So far with Proxmox, I created my own LXC with Ubuntu 24.10 and installed pihole onto it to be a secondary instance on my network in case my primary (hosted on an unRAID server) is down for whatever reason. I didn't see a turnkey pihole template... maybe something to create in the future?

 

I'm happy to be here and am looking forward to exploring more.

Jeremy Davis's picture

Thanks too for your suggestion. You are right, we don't have a PiHole appliance, but you're also right it would make a great one!

Please feel free to open a new thread in the forums if you have any questions, problems or more feedback.

Carlos Veiga Brito's picture

I am a senior cluster specialist for seismic processing at the CEINPET Cuba Petroleum Research Center, I heard about Turnkey through a friend, who explained to me the advantages of its use, I am looking forward to seeing what possibilities it offers in the development of HPC as a service, to be able to enhance the oil exploration and production activity in my company

If any of you have applied Turnkey containers to HPS cluster as a service for seismic data processing, I am all ears and willing to collaborate with my knowledge.

Greetings to all.

CarlosV.

Jeremy Davis's picture

Hi Carlos, welcome to TurnKey. Thanks for signing up and I'm glad to e-meet you! :)

We have many users running TurnKey in production, but TBH I have never heard of "HPS" before, so you've raised my curiosity. I had a bit of a google and couldn't find anything conclusive (there seem to be a few different clustering technologies and companies using the "HPS" acronym). Regardless, I'd be interested to hear more about what you're up to.

Whilst it seems likely that I haven't come across the specific tech you're working with (unless under a different name?) I'd be more than happy to assist and I'm confident that with your specific knowledge and my general knowledge, we could get something working to your requirements.

Please feel free to start a new thread in our forums if you'd like to discuss in detail further. If you're considering becoming a paying customer, then I'd also be happy to discuss further via email if you'd prefer (support AT turnkeylinux.org).

Dirk Koppka's picture

Playing around w/Proxmox brought me here while trying to set up my new HL15 from 45drives. Not really new to Containers and such but still a beginner (Requirements Engineer by trade).

Looking forward to exchange some thoughts.

Jeremy Davis's picture

Hi Dirk, happy to have you onboard.

Please don't hesitate to start a new thread in the forums if you have any questions, problems or feedback for us.

Look forward to it. :)

Mark Komarinski's picture

Fresh install of openldap 18.0 in a proxmox vm and trying to use dns-01 challenge to get a LE cert.  I was asked to install lexicon, said yes, got an error that I flashed past.

[...]


Post moved to new support thread

Jeremy Davis's picture

I've moved your post to a new thread in the support forums and answered it there.

Hopefully that either gives us some progress, or at least a/some clear error message/s.

RedReaper's picture

Good day.

I am looking into the owncloud or nextcloud containers along with the open vpn and more interested in the gameserver container. would like to see what they can do.

I have requests user access over a week aga and I have not heard back at all.

Hope all is well,

Jeff

Jeremy Davis's picture

Hi Jeff, I'm happy to have you here, but I couldn't find an account which uses the same email you used to post this? I'm not sure what happened to your registration a week ago, but I can't see it anywhere?! I can manually create an account for you, and I'm assuming that what you want, but I need to be 100% sure...

So either register for an account (again - sorry) or reply to this post with an explicit request to create one for you (and I'll use that same email address you used to post).

While I have you though, re Nextcloud/ownCloud, I recommend using Nextcloud, not ownCloud. I'm sure ownCloud is serviceable, but Nextcloud is developed by the original core ownCloud devs (the ownCloud company made some choices that upset them, so they did a mutiny and forked ownCloud and Nextcloud was born). Nextcloud is much more featureful, with vastly more plugins/addons and there is a lot more development going on there. So most users generally prefer it.

Hopefully hear back from you soon.

RedReaper's picture

Yes please create the account for me and thank you for the information

About nextcloud.

Jeff

Jeremy Davis's picture

Hi Jeff, firstly, you are most welcome. I hope that you find Nextcloud of value. Any issues, questions or feedback, please feel free to share in the forums (please start a new thread - unless you find a relatively recent one that exactly matches your experience).

I've created your account and sent an email with details.

Good luck with it all.

NatashiaMaxins's picture

Hi I'm Using Turnkey Core lxc image on my Proxmox home server, to provide some service like openvpn and linuxgsm.

And because the ssh login banner keep mention about TKLBAM, so I decided to figure it out. That's why I registered account.

Thanks you time to my Tunrkey story, hope I can have account activated soon.

Jeremy Davis's picture

Hi Natashia, welcome to TurnKey :)

I've enabled your account, so if you have any TurnKey questions, problems or feedback for us, please feel free to post in our forums.

In case you aren't aware, TKLBAM is our built-in remote encrypted backup tool (please also see the TKLBAM docs). If you're interested in giving it a go, the best way is to create account on our SaaS platform, called the TurnKey Hub (the website and Hub user DBs are separate).

Please note that it requires an AWS account (because your encrypted backups are stored remotely within AWS S3 storage). If you have any issues and/or Hub specific questions, please reach out via the Hub's "in app" support (blue icon towards the bottom right once you create your account). Expected response time is within one work day, but I try to respond as soon as I see messages.

Bartsch Labs's picture

Hi there,

I've played with a couple of TKL Proxmox LXC templates and now I'd like to take a serious look at your Nextcloud LXC.  Your Domain Management and Dynamic DNS looks pretty interesting, so I'd like to create an account and try them out, too.

Thanks!

Jeremy Davis's picture

Welcome to TurnKey! :)

I have enabled your website account. Although if you'd like to use HubDNS (our dynamic DNS service) you'll need to sign up to the TurnKey Hub (our SaaS platform). The user DBs for the website and the Hub are separate.

Good luck with it all and perhaps see you around the forums! :)

PMK159's picture

I need to link TKLBAM to the Hub to use Turnkey fully and post question on the forum. Applied for account 2 days ago

Jeremy Davis's picture

Your account has been enabled. Apologies on the delay (I've been flat our trying to update appliances). Please feel free to post in the forums.

To link to TKLBAM to the Hub, you'll need to sign up over there separately (the website and the Hub have separate user DBs).

Jeremy Davis's picture

The wait is over... :) You're in Mike.

Please feel free to post a new forum thread if you have any questions or issues.

Edman's picture

Hello,

I run Proxmox with few containers and a couple VMs.

My current project is virtualizing IoT devices products in favor of Linux/Unix based solutions.

Looking forward to learn and to share with this community

Jeremy Davis's picture

Welcome aboard. Please feel free to start a new thread in the forums if you have any questions, issues or feedback for us. Hope to see you about on the forums. :)

WhiteTiger's picture

Hello,

I'm setting up a Debian 12 server for a small development and testing lab.
These are its features: AMD Dual Core, 16 GB RAM, 120 SSD, 4GB HDD in RAID.

I would like to understand how resources are used by installing multiple apps.
Referring to the VMs I use on my PC, 3 VMs with 3GB of memory each occupy 9GB on the PC even when the individual VMs do not use all the memory.

So,

  • how do TKL use CPU and RAM resources?
  • How should I partition disks?
  • How do I install TKL and individual apps?
  • Is Docker used? Do I have to or can I install it separately for those apps not included in TKL?
  • I don't see Guacamole, isn't that expected?

Thanks for your suggestions.

Jeremy Davis's picture

Hi there and welcome to TurnKey.

I've moved/reposted your post to a new thread in the forums. I'll reply there ASAP. See you over there soon.

Jake's picture

Hello, installing the Snipe-IT container in Proxmox.  New to virtualization and playing around with a homelab server.  Thanks for the awesome resources!

Jeremy Davis's picture

Welcome to TurnKey.

Please feel free to open a new thread in our forums if you have any questions, concerns or feedback for us. Thanks too for your kind words. :)

J.Gabriel's picture

Hello,

I am somewhat new to Turnkey Linux, I have used various Debian based Linux OS's for years and am somewhat of a hobbiest in that regard.

The reason I would like to join the forum is the difficulty i am experiencing in using a ZoneMinder TKL Appliance on a Mac in Virtualbox. I have it working to the point of my home cameras being seen and recorded, plus I can access the webmin, zoneminder console, webshell command lines via a web browser no problem.

Where my issue is, is the NTP service cannot get to the internet, and for some reason the hardware time does not reflect the host mac's time. Nor can I ping or any other command from the appliance outbound. I have checked and rechecked my lans firewall, turned off the Mac firewall, have the appliance in bridge mode in Virtualbox, plus using DHCP with DNS set at 1.1.1.1 address is picked up but but no luck reaching DNS. I have checked the ntp.conf, also the resolve.conf list both 1.1.1.1 and 8.8.8.8 under name servers but to no avail.

Finally, according to the webmin settings the appliance firewall is off at boot.

I have to admit I am at a loss with the DNS issue.

Any help would be appreciated.

Regards,

JG

 

Jeremy Davis's picture

Welcome to TurnKey. I've enabled your account, so you should be able to log in and post now (without waiting for me to approve it).

Sorry to hear of your issues and it certainly sounds like you've addressed all the things that might usually cause this sort of issue.

It's been years since I've used VirtualBox and I have zero experience with Mac, but I do know that if your Mac uses wireless to connect, that under the hood, VirtualBox needs to do some funky stuff to get it to work (whilst VirtualBox has a "bridged" option, wireless hardware doesn't actually support proper bridging - like a normal NIC does - so in that scenario VirtualBox implements pseudo bridging).

TBH, the technical details are a bit over my head, but I do know that in the scenario you've got set up (if using wifi from your Mac to your router), some routers will just silently drop packets from a VM "bridged" via wifi. If you aren't using wifi then clearly that's not the issue. If you are and have the option of using a wire to connect your Mac to your router, give that a go and see if that changes anything.

Still, if I understand correctly, it's getting a DHCP lease from whatever manages your DHCP (is that what 1.1.1.1 is? Probably your router?) which certainly makes it seem pretty weird that it can't connect?! If you haven't already, I recommend double checking that it can ping your gateway (probably your router).

I also recall years ago that I had issues with "bridged" mode in VirtualBox for no apparent reason. Out of desperation, I just swapped it to NAT and set up rules to allow access to the specific ports that I wanted access to. It's not ideal, but might be worth a try? Actually as you say incoming traffic is working ok, just not outgoing traffic, perhaps it's worth just adding an additional virtual NIC (in VIrtualBox - you'll probably want to do that with it stopped), set the new vNIC to NAT and see if your VM can get outgoing internet via that?

Let me know how you go with that and if you continue to have issues, I'll have a bit more of a think and give you some more things to try.

J.Gabriel's picture

Jeremy,

I very much appreciate your help. Turns out it was the virtual box bridged via mac wifi that was causing the outbound communication issue. I switched the mac over to wired nic and walaa, I can ping the outside world through the command line in my appliance. 

I can't tell you how crazy this was making me. I am grateful.

Regards,

JG

 

Jeremy Davis's picture

I'm glad that you managed to get it working.

Please don't hesitate to open a new forum thread if you have any further questions, problems and/or feedback for us.

Good luck with it all.

H4T Consultoria e Serviços em T.I.'s picture

Oh damn, i tried to post without the www. or maybe the https? lol and it just wiped all my writings...

 

lol, i am just trying stuff out since i updated my proxmox to version 8.1

Btw, from the photo u use in your profile, you like trekking, i like it too :) (See, the smooth friendly spam msg you are looking for!)

Jeremy Davis's picture

Hi Walt, welcome to TurnKey.

I actually enabled your account the other day, but got interrupted and am only just circling back now. Apologies for my slow follow up.

Nice work on the human touch! Yes I do like trekking, although don't do enough these days...

Please feel free to open a new thread in our forums if you have any questions, problems or feedback for us. Take care and hopefully see you about on the forums.

Amsonsrecovery's picture

kindly make my account approved because i want to use this platform. Right now i am exploring things.

Jeremy Davis's picture

Hi there, I have enabled your account.

To be completely honest with you, I do have some concerns that you may be a SEO farmer. Please prove my concerns wrong.

Please feel free to post in our forums if you have any questions, concerns or problems.

Ahmad El-Hamamy's picture

Hello, I just started using this awesome product and appreciate all you work. Waiting for your approval. :)

Thanks a lot

Jeremy Davis's picture

Thanks for your kind words. Your account has been approved! :)

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