Codenamed "Lucid Lynx", this is the third Long Term Support (LTS) release of Ubuntu. Released April 2010, and no longer supported since May 2013 on Desktops and April 2015 on Servers. Questions about unsupported versions are likely to be closed as off-topic.

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How to Configure Fluxbox menu?

How do you modify the default Fluxbox menu?
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How do I install the Intel HD 3000 video driver?

how do I install a new video driver? I need to install the Intel HD 3000 video driver in my PC which is running Ubuntu 10.04.
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How often are packages updated in Lucid?

I'm using Ubuntu since Dapper and I really love it. Right now, I have three production machines running Lucid with some PPAs. And I don't like this scenario since PPAs apps usually make badly-made ...
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Best way to remote login on a Ubuntu machine from ubuntu/windows and OSX

we have set up a Ubuntu workstation with accounts for all the group members. Nxserver from nomachine seems to be what we need, but it is restricted to 2 users. FreeNx isn't easily installable and ...
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Screen Resolution: xrandr “cannot find mode”

So I do a vanilla install of 10.04 Lucid Lynx, and login. The display resolution is clearly smaller than it should be. I did a quick Google search, and then run xrandr: Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, ...
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Prevent LiveCD using existing swap partition

I have an existing installation with a swap partition, and I want to boot a Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop LiveCD without using the swap partition. I want to avoid using the swap partition so that I can resize ...
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How to create a Ubuntu Netbook 10.10 Unity VM under VirtualBox

I'd like to run the new Unity interface from Ubuntu 10.10 inside of a VirtualBox VM (host is Ubuntu 10.04). Is that possible? Thanks!
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How do I block people with Empathy

I'm trying to block a user from contacting me, but can't seem to do this from the Empathy interface. How do I block contacts?
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How do I add a notification for process completions

How can I add a notification of some sort (like playing a .wav file or creating a pop-up on the status bar) when a process finishes. For example, I am compiling a program that takes a couple of hours ...
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How can I force the usage of a repository?

I have added the following to my sources.list: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/experimental/ubuntu/ lucid main Unfortunately, whenever I do a sudo apt-get update, the repository is ...
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Skype doesn't find my audio input

Skype doesn't find my audio input. If I click on the "Microphone" no other suggestions appears, my web camera works. In windows everything works. This is my audio preferences. audio settings.
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How to play .ts files? (and other unusual formats)

How can i play .ts files in Ubuntu? I would prefer if you could recommend a codec instead of a new piece of software, so I can use any software to play. And is there any codec pack that make me sure ...
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How can I bind a key to cycle between workspaces?

I'm using 2 workspaces right now, and I'd like to be able to cycle through them using a single shortcut. At the moment, I can do Ctrl+Alt+Right to switch to workspace 2, and Left switches to 1, but ...
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By default, what system messages get mailed to root?

I recently installed ssmtp on my server to enable e-mail notifications for a redmine install. While I was verifying everything was setup correctly I got an e-mail notification about a failed cron ...
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Laptop immediately suspends when going onto battery power

I've got an MSI Wind, model U100 that's been running Ubuntu without trouble for a long while. After upgrading to 10.04 a few months ago, I've had this strange problem. As soon as I unplug the laptop ...
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How do I enable GNOME system tools?

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 with GNOME 2.30.2. This is a VMWare workstation image provided by another company that I do not have support in this regard. I am trying to access the graphical tools for ...
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How to switch off wifi on startup or from the console

I have installed ubuntu 10.04 on a laptop. Wifi is switched on by default on startup. I can disable it rightclicking the network manager icon in the gnome bar. How can I set it to have wifi switched ...
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All video players display black screen

I'm working in 10.04 Lucid. All my video players (Movie Player and VLC) and the preview windows in editors (OpenShot and Pitivi) will only display a black screen when playing a video. The sound is ...
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How can I quickly recompile the kernel after changing the configuration?

I'm trying to fix a suspend problem on my Dell Inspiron 600m. I think the problem is that the video driver modules aren't being reloaded properly. So, I'm going to try to compile the video drivers ...
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How do I troubleshoot booting into black screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I installed Lucid Lynx over PXE onto this dell server seemingly successfully, but booting from the ...
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Single mouse clicks behaving as double clicks?

Some time ago I started experiencing strange issue when single clicks would intermittently act as double clicks. Replacing the mouse doesn't help. Ubuntu forum seems to have few threads related to ...
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Where can I find messages related to Apache start up?

Apache didn't start up automatically like it usually does. I'd like to try to find out why. It looks like it never started up today, so nothing in /var/log/apache2/error.log since it never ran. As I ...
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Set up a Serial-to-Ethernet Converter With a Virtual Serial Port

I have a '3one data' brand serial-to ethernet converter, that plugs into a serial device at one end, and allows bidirectional communications with the device over an ethernet connection, like this: ...
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Moonlight stopped working on tvp.pl

I'm watching The Bold and the beautiful on the site: http://www.tvp.pl/seriale/obyczajowe/moda-na-sukces/wideo Yesterday I wanted to view next episode, however it didn't work. I checked various ...
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How do I create a wireless ad-hoc network?

Whenever i need to copy some files and couldnt find a pen drive, [ i dont have bluetooth enabled in my lap], I create a new ad hoc (wireless) network in windows and share the necessary files on the ...
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How do I set ufw to allow internal network connections?

I'm configuring an Ubuntu Server for my home network to handle NAT and firewall. I've configured dnsmasq and verified that it's working correctly. I want all connections from my internal network to be ...
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GDM locale problems

I have two problems with GDM on Ubuntu 10.04. The first is with locales. In my system I have defined: $ cat /etc/environment ...
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Downgrade from one version to a previous version? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to roll back Ubuntu to a previous version? Is it at all possible to downgrade from one version of Ubuntu to a previous version without doing a re-install similar to ...
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Is there a recommended PPA for Ghostscript 9 on 10.04?

Recently we keep receiving PDFs that hang Ghostscript at 100% CPU when printed. Since at the office we are still on Lucid, I tried printing those same PDFs from a Precise VM as a test, and they work ...
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Replacing vi by vim

In my college our Admin has replaced vi by vim. So how do I replace vi by vim so that, when I type vi in terminal, then vim should get opened. I know doing so is silly, but I am asking it just out ...
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How to get numpad out of “mouse emulation” mode?

My numeric keypad has somehow got into a "mouse emulation" mode where the number keys just move the mouse pointer around (2 = down; 8 = up, 6 = right, etc). Anyone know how to make it work normally ...
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How do I remove all programs connected to Wine and Wine with one command?

I want to remove all programs associated to Wine and Wine itself in one command, can it be done? The whole point of this question is that I don't want to find any files connected to wine.
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Wireless shows up as disabled, how can I get it working?

$ sudo iwconfig lo no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions. wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:off/any Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=0 dBm ...
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How to configure TATA Photon+ EC1261 HUAWEI

I'm running ubuntu 10.04. I have a newly purchased TATA Photon+ Internet connection which supports Windows and Mac. On the Internet I found a article saying that it could be configured on Linux. I ...
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Why are the *.04 releases supported for three years and the *.10 releases aren't?

I've been wondering why canonical releases a *.04 release (ubuntu), advertises that it is supported for three years, and then a *.10 release comes out and isn't supported for three years. My ...
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How do I get the Wubi installer to use a pre-downloaded ISO?

I have this iso file ubuntu-10.04-desktop-i386.iso and then I downloaded the corresponding wubi installer for this version. Place them inside the same directory in Windows, but instead of making use ...
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Wrong keyboard layout on client PC when using synergy

I just installed ubuntu 11.10 in my new computer, the old one (still main computer) is ubuntu 10.04. Both PCs use "Spanish LAm" keyboard layout, the only difference is that the new PC keyboard has ...
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Blurry fonts after upgrading to 10.04

Recently I upgraded from 8.04 LTS to 10.04. The previous version had some problems regarding screen settings. X only recognised 1024x768 as resolution of my monitor, mainly because the monitor was not ...
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Starting byobu with a config file, but getting all the byobu niceties, too?

When one starts byobu by saying: byobu -c myconfig unfortunately the whole session looks like a bare bone screen session. How can I get the full-fledged byobu interface with the status bar and ...
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How to change tab width in terminal in Ubuntu 10.04

When I press tab in terminal it goes very far. So I would like to change tab width, make it smaller. Anyone could help me, please?
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How do I upgrade python-scipy to something newer than 0.7.0?

How can I upgrade to a higher scipy (say 0.8.0) with a minimum amount of dependency hell?
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How do I increase the text size of the text on a console?

I have ubuntu-server on my server and also in terminals and an application squeegee in text mode. This version 9.10 of ubuntu-serversystem came with a resolution at the terminal, which makes use of ...
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Rebuild accidentally deleted /dev

How to rebuild /dev/ on an Ubuntu lucid where everything in /dev/ were accidentally deleted? MAKEDEV std and MAKEDEV pty aren't enough, which isn't surprising on a system using udev. I haven't ...
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How do I hide the drive icons of my other partitions from the desktop?

I have the hard disk icon for each of my partitions on my Gnome desktop. I want a clean look, how do I hide them?
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How to disable udev net rule generation?

In our cloud, we generate MACs with the prefix 2c:c2:60 for instances. When we re-use an instance, or duplicate it, the new copy gets another MAC address. When the new copy boots, the NIC gets the ...
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How to get /usr/bin/env ruby to point to the correct ruby environment?

So I was making a cgi ruby script and had the following at the top of the script file: #!/usr/bin/env ruby require 'rubygems' require 'action_pack' require 'cgi' After a couple of hours of not ...
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Show Icon instead of text for the gnome menus?

Is it possible to use icons instead of text for the menus in the top pannel (shown above)? If so, How can we do that? I've tryed gconf-editor setting the Key: /desktop/interface/toolbar_style with ...
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Can you still defrag Vista if you use Wubi?

Would like to defrag Vista seperately,understanding that Ubuntu does not need it. While Ubuntu files are included on the c drive will it cause problems?
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Can not upgrade Server Edition

Can someone tell me how can I upgrade my ubuntu server 10.04 to ubuntu server 10.10? I try: sudo apt-get install update-manager-core sudo do-release-upgrade Output: Checking for a new ubuntu ...
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Keyboard layout on Ubuntu won't go away!

So, I installed Ubuntu (Using Gnome) with keyboard layout US International with Dead Keys enabled. Now I've set this to US International with Alt-Gr Dead Keys enabled. I added the latter and deleted ...