Third Long Term Support (LTS) release of Ubuntu. Released April 2010. It was supported until 9th May, 2013 on Desktops and will be supported until April 2015 on Servers. Codenamed "Lucid Lynx". You should only use this tag if your question is hardware or version-specific.

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Upgrade experiences from 8.04 LTS to 10.04 LTS?

I am running 8.04 desktop as a server and hosting my own web server, has anyone experienced any issues with upgrade from 8.04 to 10.04?
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How do I enable the Ubuntu One tray applet?

I am running 10.04 and I am unable to get a tray applet to appear for Ubuntu One. I am sure there was an applet in 9.04 (Jaunty) and 9.10 (Karmic). I have the package ubuntuone-client-gnome installed ...
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How can I store files in an archive without compressing them on Ubuntu 10.04?

I need to store files in archives, but not compress them. The archive manager that comes with Ubuntu 10.04 takes too long, and doesn't have the option to only store (not compress) files. Any ...
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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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Ctrl+C won't close man pages

I'm setting up a Linode server, and connecting to it via SSH with PuTTY. When I bring up a man page, and don't want to go through the whole thing, I'm used to doing a Ctrl+C on the Unix boxes I've ...
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How I can turn off unknown webserver (Apache probably)?

I want to start XAMPP Apache server but it terminal it says that another web server daemon is already running. So I want to find out how to turn off it or so. When I go to localhost I get following ...
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Drivers for a Brother MFC-240C printer, they still exist?

I'm trying to set up an old MFC-240c printer on an older box with Ubuntu 10.04 for a friend. I've found a couple of howtos but they all seem to be pretty out of date. They link to a page on the ...
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Takes forever to login?

After upgrading to 10.04, Ubuntu takes a long time (1-2 minutes) to login after typing the credentials. The majority of this time the dialog box says "checking credentials". How do I even go about ...
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How do I enable the mod_rewrite Apache module for Ubuntu 11.04?

In other linux like CentOS, it works but i am not getting it running in Ubuntu 11.04. /var/www/html/folder/public/.htaccess: Invalid command 'RewriteEngine', perhaps misspelled or defined by a module ...
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Why are there two ssh daemons running in top?

I have Ubuntu 10.04.1 , SSH server is running fine, but I wonder, why there are two sshd instead of one? Isn't one multithreades daemon enough? Is this an option?
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Using capitals in my username?

During installation of Ubuntu 10.04 I was not allowed to use capitals in my Username. Is there any way I could change this?
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Text selection CTRL+SHIFT+Cursor Keys?

I'm used to this Windows behavior that using CTRL+SHIFT+Cursor Keys I can select text word-wise. CTRL+Cursor Keys jumps word-wise and I use that a lot in combination with SHIFT to select text. This ...
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Gwibber and OAuthcalypse

My Gwibber app in 10.04 seems to have fallen victim to the OAuthcalypse. I understand that the latest version of Gwibber has this corrected. What is the easiest way to install a version of Gwibber ...
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What is the default character encoding?

I don't myself know how deep this question actually goes (for example, for all I know there could be several, depending on my task). Particularly, I am interested in what kinds of strings are used to ...
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How do I disable irqbalance?

The title says it all really. I don't want to just kill something that seems so close to the bare metal, and sudo service irqbalance stop says stop: Unknown instance: -- what am I missing? Should I be ...
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How do I set up an MTS MBlaze modem?

I got a new MTS MBlaze Broadband modem USB and it is not getting detected in my UBUNTU 10.04. It is getting detected as a USB but not as MODEM as result I am not able to create a MOBILE BROADBAND ...
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“A hard disk may be failing” , but no additional info via gdu-notification-deamon (suggestions?)

Got this message after logging in: A hard disk may be failing One or more hard disk report health problems. Click the icon to get more information. On WUBI and 10.04, there was no icon to click, ...
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How to turn off the automatic lock?

I want Ubuntu to ask for my password when I log in but not lock me every time I am away for 5 minutes. How can I disable the automatic lock?
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What sort of information do I need to send a bug report to nouveau developers?

I'm aware that nouveau on PPC is "known to work" more than "rigorously tested" but I'm having issues with certain OpenGL 2D programs (not 3D) where the colors are completely off. While it could be an ...
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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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How do I set up automatic login?

How do I get 10.04 (Lucid) to log me in automatically on each reboot?
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How can I start DHCP3-server later, so that it waits for a bridge interface to initialise before loading?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 server currently setup with dhcp3-server as well as a bridged interface (br0) for use with virtual machines. The problem I have is that when the server reboots, dhcp3-server fails ...
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Which, among the humble indie bundle V games, work on 10.04?

Inevitably, I've coughed up for the latest Humble Bundle, containing 5 games: Amnesia, Bastion, Limbo, Psychonauts and Superbrothers: Sword and Sorcery. At the download page it says download for ...
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Missing /dev/xconsole causes rsyslog to stop as well as all other services

We are running Ubuntu-10.04.04LTS in Hyper-V environments. We found that the services ssh http or anything else stopped because the rsyslog daemon had died with the message unable to find the ...
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Configuring HDMI Audio via command line

I'm looking for a way to configure HDMI audio output via the command line using pulseaudio. I was able to get it running by using pavucontrol and changing it in the configuration tab, but I need a way ...
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My graphics card gets too hot

I have a HP G62 with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 graphics card. Back when I was using Ubuntu 10.04 I tried to install the Catalyst drivers and probably other ones too but could not get them ...
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Creating shortcuts to run applications conditionally

I was wondering if it is possible to create a keyboard shortcut to run application if it is not yet running in Ubuntu? This is a valid example for something like a browser which is normally heavily ...
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How can I change the tooltip color or font in Ambiance?

I'm using the Ambiance theme in Ubuntu 10.04 which I am generally quite happy with but I would like to change the tooltip color or font. I sometimes find it hard to make out the white text on the ...
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Shouldn't tasksel be installed by default?

It just isn't there on the base install of a virtual host I am evaluating from an ISP. Not in path: root@vpstest2:~# tasksel -bash: tasksel: command not found Config files not there: ...
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add default route on boot [closed]

I'm trying to add a default route on my ppp0 connection, I want the default route points to that connection. I tried to add it in /etc/rc.local but I don't think that is the right place to do so. I ...
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how to provide a localized text file that opens within the language that gnome runs

I need to provide to my users a localized text file that would open (from a desktop icon) in the language that gnome is running. How I do that ? I am running Lucid Ubuntu Thanks !!
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Why isn't Deja Dup making room for more backups?

I've got Deja Dup (14.2) backing up to an external USB drive on Lucid. Up until now, I've had "Keep Backups for" set to "Forever". However, after a couple of months of usage, the drive is now full. ...
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Screen Savers: Windows .scr In Ubuntu?

Does anyone know if this is possible? I'm a Star Trek fan, and there's this screensaver that's for Windows that mimics a Star Trek systems panel, and I'd love to have that on Ubuntu (so would some of ...
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How do I remove the Guest Session option from the shutdown menu?

On the Indicator Shutdown menu in Ubuntu 10.04, there is a "Guest Session" option. How do I remove this?
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Laptop shuts down on lid close

When I close the lid of my Asus X77JQ, lucid shuts it down automatically after five minutes. I want to be able to sleep in the same room as my laptop, so I would like to be able to close the lid ...
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Change boot order for Wubi

I've setup Ubuntu via Wubi recently for a friend and he came back with a complaint: On reboots the Windows partition is always selected by default, figured this was just a need to update Grub but ...
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How to play Minecraft Classic?

First off, I've read through this question: How to install minecraft?. I'm interested in the free web-embedded version (for demo purposes), not the paid and downloaded .jar file. I removed the ...
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How to disable auto play MP3 files?

When I put my mouse/cursor over an MP3 file, a few seconds later the music/file starts playing. Is there any way to disable this?
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DSL PPPoE connection not working?

I use a wired PPPoE connection to connect to the Internet. What I need to do on Windows to connect to it is put in static IP address, gateway, subnet mask and DNS servers for my LAN card. Next I have ...
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How does /etc/default/console-setup work?

Following up on modifying virtual consoles' keymaps, how can I edit /etc/default/console-setup? Will the file be parsed on each boot (then cached in /etc/console-setup/cached.kmap.gz), or do I need ...
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How to make hibernate/sleep work on laptops where default setup isn't working?

I have an Asus r1f laptop. For some reason, hibernate/sleep isn't working properly at all. Are there any other packages I can use or tweaks I can implement to get this working? I've googled around ...
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Help me install guest additions on Ubuntu 11.04

I'm having problems installing guest additions on a Ubuntu 11.04 guest os. The host os is Windows XP pro On the host os (Windows XP), I also have another guest os Ubuntu 10.04, and I have had no ...
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“CRON: Module is unknown” after upgrading to 10.04

I just upgraded our server to Ubuntu 10.04 and cron just stopped working. I tried to restart the server, restart cron but nothing worked for me. It just reports in /var/log/syslog: May 12 16:32:01 ...
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How do I remove a repository from the terminal?

I have a Banshee link that is wrong and I need to remove it, how do I do it from the Terminal? I have the incorrect link, I have the correct one as well.
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Why can't clamdscan scan anything?

Not sure what's going on here. I've installed clamav, clamav-freshclam and clamav-daemon to run automated scans (using cron) on my machine running Ubuntu Desktop 10.04 LTS x64. Unfortunately, ...
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Can't change Capslock setting, always resets itself back to “Disabled”

So I disabled Capslock a while ago when I finally upgraded to 10.04 (via System ➜ Preferences ➜Keyboard ➜ Layout ➜ Options). Now, I simply want to set it to Make CapsLock an additional ESC. But ...
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How do I lock/unlock my screen using my iPhone and USB dock?

My iPhone is connected via USB to my Ubuntu desktop via a dock. How do I configure it so that when I dock my phone the screen is unlocked and when removing it it locks it?
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How can I apt-get from the Maverick repository into Lucid?

There is a newer version of xdotool in the Maverick repository. There are new features available which I need in the Maverick version. Is there a simple way to install the Maverick version? By ...
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How do I stop server mounted USB drives showing a dialogue on thin clients

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 64bit Desktop on my server with LTSP5.2 and 10 workstations. Everytime I put a CD or USB disk into the server it shows up with an error on all the workstations saying 'Unable ...
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How do I install Ubuntu One in Kubuntu?

How can I install Ubuntu One in Kubuntu?