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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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 ...
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How do I install drivers for an HP LaserJet Pro P1102w?

I've bought the HP LaserJet Pro P1102w. I want to use it with Ubuntu Lucid (10.04), but it is not in the list of supported printers. How can I install this printer on Lucid?
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Two finger scrolling on touchpad

I can scroll with 2 fingers with my touchpad on Win7 but when I switch to Ubuntu 10.04 it doesn't work, the option is greyed out. Could anyone help? My touchpad is Synaptics V7.2 PS/2 Port
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To be granted root rights while browsing files/directories with Nautilus 2.30

I'd like to know if there a way to be granted root rights while using Nautilus 2.30 ? For example I'd like to move some old folders of long unused users from the home directory - remains of previous ...
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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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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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“cat: write error: File too large” when trying to join 7GB backup

I have a 7gb .iso file, and I want to move it to a secondary HDD I have connected on my computer, first I tried to move the entire file and it failed saying the file was too large. I noticed always ...
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Where should I start in tracking down Firefox malware

Switched my sister to Ubuntu because I got tired of re-installing the other OS every 6 months. Now she managed to get some malware in her Firefox on Ubuntu. Without access to the computer (or when I ...
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Can you force open links that create a new tab, in the same tab?

I use chromium. Many times, I am following links, from one page to another, and I am done with the current tab and dont want to open a link that might possibly open in a new tab. I tried some ...
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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 mount a CD ROM from a USB CD ROM drive on Ubuntu 10.04.3 server

I am trying to mount the installation CD rom drive using a USB CD ROM drive on Ubuntu 10.4.3 server to extract additional packages (since I do not have internet active on the server). I plugged the CD ...
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How to upgrade from 10.04 to 11.10

I just tried 11.10 on virtualbox and it seems to be fine. Rather than making another partition, transfering files, and then deleting 10.04 to make sure everything's all right, I would like to just ...
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SSH keys not working

I'm using ssh-keygen to generate a key on Ubuntu 10.10, then using ssh-copy-id to copy the key to two remote machines that are running 10.04 (one desktop, the other server). But here's the thing: I ...
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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 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 open-...
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Can I use KDE Plasma Widgets in Gnome?

I would like to use some KDE Plasma Widgets but don't want to install KDE and don't want to lose my current Gnome setup.
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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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Issue with “ServerName” upon Boot or Restart of Apache2

The Question: I keep getting this error on all apache2 restarts I have on my box here at my home, and I cannot figure out how to get rid of it: * Restarting web server apache2 apache2: Could not ...
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How can I force X to start in a computer without a monitor?

I have a computer that has no monitor attached to it. When I boot the system, X fails to start because there is no monitor detected. If I boot it with a monitor attached and after X has started, ...
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Recommendations for a Wireless-N USB dongle?

Please advise which wireless-N usb adapters should work seamlessly with Ubuntu 10.04. I have tried SMC and Linksys, but they all need to have drivers compiled for them.
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Is it safe to configure “Shutdown” on “When laptop lid is closed”?

To setup a laptop owned by a complete PC novice any settings that may become hard to tackle remotely need to be avoided. The laptop will be administrated via SSH. One thing in my list are problems ...
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How to repair/restore after 'sudo chmod / 777'? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What if I accidently run command chmod I changed file permissions recursively on the root directory '/' with sudo chmod / 777 -R and after that i run "save mode" and i was ...
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How to update to VLC 2.0 in 10.04?

Is there any PPA for to update VLC to 2.0 version in Ubuntu 10.04? If not how can I update it. I have already tried this ppa sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/vlc2 sudo apt-get update && ...
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How to configure an USB DDR dance pad for Stepmania?

I have Stepmania running and my official Dance Dance Revolution dance pad from DDR Universe 2, but I can't get the former to work with the latter. lsusb says: Bus 002 Device 003: ID 12ab:0004 Honey ...
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Open or convert .cdr files?

I have a scanned image, and it's in Corel Draw (.cdr) format (~6mb). Is there a way to open it, or convert it to something that I can manage? I tried http://filespazz.com/ a few times, but it didn't ...
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Splash Screen Not Showing Up?

When I boot up Ubuntu, all I get is a little blinking underscore at the top left side of my screen. I am using splash screen manager and activated a picture to start at boot up, but it doesn't show up....
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How to install Evince 2.32?

I would like to install Evince 2.32 in Lucid (10.04) Is there any safe way to do it ? Download the source and start install all the required dependences is this approach dangerous for the ...
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How to change the screen resolution for the GDM login screen?

I use a login list with faces and the icons and text are tiny in GDM. Is there an easy way to change the resolution of the login screen? I'm currently using 10.04 Lucid.
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Bad performance with ATI Radeon X1300?

i'm having problem with Ubuntu 10.04 and my Ati radeon X1300. In particular i can't enable effect (compiz) because they are SLOW, and, for example, the same game (hedgewars) on the same pc run very ...
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System hangs on shutdown if Windows network drive in fstab

I added a Windows network drive (accessed using WiFi) in my fstab about a month ago: //Server/Location/foo/bar /media/myNetworkDrive/ cifs auto,iocharset=utf8,uid=umang,credentials=/root/....
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apt-get ignores all packages with “Translation-en_US”

Having a problem on an EC2 Ubuntu Lucid instance where if I run (sudo) apt-get update all packages with Translation-en_US are ignored. Hit http://ap-southeast-2.ec2.archive.ubuntu.com lucid Release....
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GPG error while updating

I met this error while updating.I read questions and answers about this problem , but the point is signing key. It doesn't return signing key! Get:1 http://archive.canonical.com lucid Release.gpg [...
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How to prevent wireless network asking password when briefly out of range

When I'm connected to a wireless network from quite far away I sometimes briefly lose the connection. Then Network Manager prompts me to re-confirm the password as if it suspected that was the problem ...
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Hindi Keyboard layout is missing combined characters

I am trying to set up a school computer lab with Hindi typing capabilities and am having trouble getting Ubuntu 10.04 to type all of the Hindi combined characters. I'm using "Bolnagri" since it is ...
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Built-in microphone not detected?

My built-in microphone doesn't seem to be detected, because I cannot use it to record my voice in Audacity and it's also not working in Skype. Any solution for my problem? Laptop: Axioo MNC
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Why does the mouse cursor disappear while typing in tomboy?

In my laptop (under Ubuntu 10.10 upgraded from 10.04) the mouse cursor will disappear while and after I'm typing something in tomboy. This will also happen in google-chrome location bar. I think it ...
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How to increase the default screen resolution without a monitor plugged in

i have kinda problem with setting my resolution on ubuntu 10.04 the thing is that i installed the machine and put it away without mouse, keyboard and monitor (i am currently remote with VNC viewer) ...
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How do I get an LG Lic-300 webcam working?

I use Ubuntu 10.04LTS from the beginning, and throughout that time the only thing that could not succeed was that this webcam is recognized but not working: Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0c45:60fc ...
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How can I get scponly working again?

I had a working installation of scponly when I had Ubuntu 9.10, and then I upgraded to 10.04, as per the advice here: Moving information from Ubuntu 9.10 server to Ubuntu 11.04 However, it appears ...
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Excel Cell Comments Are White When Opened in Calc?

I have an Excel 2003 (.xls) spreadsheet that I created on my Windows box. I tried to open it on Open Office's Calc program, and it looks like all the cell values / formatting is indeed there. Yet, ...
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Default mount options on auto-mounted NTFS partitions (how to add `noexec` and `fmask=0111`?) [closed]

I use auto-mounting of external USB devices, and it works as expected, except that NTFS partitions are mounted with executability flag on. For example: /dev/sdb1 on /media/Elements type fuseblk (rw,...
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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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Force install apt-get

I tried installing beanstalkd with sudo apt-get install beanstalkd (also with -f option) and I get the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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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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Where can I find the kernel logs?

Anybody know the best way to write/read/commit/document/upload errors in the kernel log in Ubuntu 10.04? Are there a tool suitable for this type of job in the UBuntu Software repositories?
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How can I disable postfix on startup?

I can't get cron to stop spamming me with completed job notifications. It's getting out of hand and starting to clog up my 'real' email server, so I'd like to just disable postfix while I figure out ...
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cowbuilder --create --distribution lucid fails

I'm trying to create a build environment for Lucid, and calling cowbuilder --create --distribution lucid fails with the messages below: Get:1 http://us-east-1.ec2.archive.ubuntu.com lucid Release.gpg ...
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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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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 ...