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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Higher screen resolution in VirtualBox?

I've just installed Ubuntu 10.04 into VirtualBox on Windows 7. Unfortunately the only options showing for screen resolution are 640x480 and 800x600 and the monitor is showing as 'Unknown'. How ...
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How can I determine whether a shellscript runs as root or not? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can a script check if it’s being run as root? This is something I've been curious about. I make a lot of small bash scripts (.sh files) to do tasks that I routinely ...
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How can I change the order of the users in the login screen?

I have several user accounts on a machine my mother uses most of the time. How can I sort the users so that her account shows up first in the list?
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How do I avoid the “S to Skip” message on boot?

After upgrading my laptop from karmic to lucid, my fat32 partition won't mount automatically. I get the message: The disk drive for /osshare is not ready yet or not present Continue to wait; or Press ...
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How can I customize/disable notification bubbles?

Is there a way you can disable or customize the notification bubbles on Lucid?
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Which hard disk drive is which?

I want to know which hard disk drive corresponds to which device path. It's trivial to match the hard disk stats (brand, size) with the dev path, but I want more. I want to know which drive is which ...
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How do you add “open in terminal” to the right-click mouse menu for folders/directories?

I would like to add it to the default menu (mouse right-click) Like I want to right click on a folder and open it in the terminal. I don't want to have to find the directory in the terminal.
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Will python2.7 be available for 10.04 in the future?

Since Ubuntu 10.04 is an LTS release will it support python 2.7 as a default package maintainer version or at least have a python2.7 package in future? Since it will be the last major python 2.x ...
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Where does the System Information information come from on login?

I have a local server running Ubuntu 10.04 headlessly. When I ssh to the server I get some core information about the system, such as System load: 0.0 Processes: XXX Usage ...
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How can I show or hide boot messages when Ubuntu starts?

Is there a way to easily turn on/off showing the boot messages (loading the services) when Ubuntu starts? Is it something in Grub2? I am running Lucid.
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A simple timer app, similar to timer-applet

I'm looking for a simple countdown timer application, something similar to timer-applet, which appears to be deprecated. (It's in the repositories but when I tried to install it there were dependency ...
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How to play a webm video file?

I have tried vlc, Banshee and Totem but none of them recognize the webm format. Even the system does not recognize its mime-type. How do I play it ?
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Can I update the kernel of my 10.04 LTS to the latest kernel?

I want to update the kernel version of my current 10.04 LTS to at least 2.6.37 (because the drivers for my eth0 and wlan0 interfaces are included in the said kernel). If it is possible, how do I do ...
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Will the new open source Broadcom drivers be available in the current LTS release?

I just found out that Broadcom has released a set of open source drivers for their wireless cards. I know that the Ubuntu kernel team keeps a package of backported drivers for LTS 10.04. Is the ...
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How to update gcc to the latest version(in this case 4.7) in Ubuntu 10.04?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit with gcc 4.4.3 currently installed on it. I want to upgrade it to gcc/g++ 4.7 (I am looking for C++ 0x support) How to update using Ubuntu Package Manager: apt-get ...
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How do I re-install Network Manager without an internet connection?

I have only wireless connection, one computer with a connection and 4gb usb . My second computer has no network connection, because I have deleted it from the software center. However, now I want to ...
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haproxy doesn't start

Installed a new Ubuntu 10.04 server and logging in as root I installed haproxy using apt-get. I can run haproxy directly as a daemon but when I do /etc/init.d/haproxy start nothing happens.. not even ...
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upstart-supervised init script for Apache?

I want to run apache on Ubuntu 10.04, and use the nice supervision stuff in upstart (I'm not just talking about the apache init script, but proper service supervision a la daemontools - which is to ...
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Completely Remove Ruby + Rails + Gems?

I have messed up my ruby dev environment on Ubuntu 10.04. I need to install Ruby this time using RVM. What is the best possible way to remove: Ruby All Gems RubyGems From my machine, so that I ...
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Switching a server to static IP from DHCP

I am running an Ubuntu 10.04 server installation and I recently had to switch it from DHCP to static ip. I edited /etc/network/interfaces file and switched iface eth0 inet dhcp to iface eth0 inet ...
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Audio output device, fast switch?

Depending on the situation, I use either my speakers or my headset for audio output. Given that my headset is an USB headset it behaves as its own audio device. Currently I switch between audio ...
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How to upgrade VirtualBox to the latest version?

I am currently using VirtualBox 3.2. I would like to upgrade it to latest version without losing any operating systems in it. How can I achieve this?
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Why does scp get stalled? How do I resolve it?

When I attempted to copy a file (of size, ) over the network using scp I get a error <file> stalled Why does this happen? How do I resolve it?
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Make apt-get (or aptitude) run with -y but not prompt for replacement of configuration files?

When running apt-get -y install <packages ...> on Ubuntu 10.04 I would like apt-get (or aptitude if that makes it easier) to not prompt me when installing additional dependencies (behavior of -y ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu with encrypted home directory?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed with encrypted home directory. /home is on a aseparate partition. Can I just boot from 10.10 cd, reformat '/' and install as usual? I think it should work if I use the ...
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Randomly Freezes - How Can I Diagnose the Problem? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? At random times, Ubuntu 10.04 freezes, and I have to do a hard shutdown. It was upgraded from 9.10 which didn't freeze. First, is ...
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A fresh install and clean up?

I started with Ubuntu around 3 years ago and have been a dedicated user ever since. During that time I tried out lots of apps, themes, etc. And, I've updated every version as it has come along so now ...
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Remove nVidia driver and go back to Nouveau

I've installed nVidia driver successfully but I want to go back to Nouveau driver and eliminate any xorg.conf file created by nVidia config tools. What is the proper way to do it? (not ending up with ...
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Skipping intermediate Ubuntu OS upgrade to latest one,How do I upgrade from 9.04 to 10.04.2? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I skip over releases? Is it possible to skip releases during an upgrade? I'm currently runing Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty. I want to upgrade to 10.04.02, but whenever I use ...
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How do you get a list of all starting services?

I know about the update-rc.d SERVICE OPTIONS command to add and remove services from startup, but how do I use it to get a list of all the services that are currently configured to start at startup? ...
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Why can't my machine resolve local windows hostnames?

When I ping any local windows hostname from my Ubuntu machine I get "unable to resolve host", but when I ping from a windows machine it works fine. Why would this be? OS: Ubuntu 10.04 Samba & ...
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How do you see what packages are available for update

FreeBSD user joining your ranks. I've been asked to look after an Ubuntu Server running 10.04 LTS. I see from /usr/lib/update-notifier/update-motd-updates-available that there are a number of ...
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Is there a hotkey to toggle between the two panes only in Nautilus (with Extra Pane/F3 mode)?

I am running Nautilus with the Extra Pane feature enabled. But I am missing a keyboard shortcut to switch between the left and right pane. Is there a shortcut key for toggling just between the left ...
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How to find zombie process?

System information as of Fri Mar 9 19:40:01 KST 2012 System load: 0.59 Processes: 167 Usage of /home: 23.0% of 11.00GB Users logged in: 1 Swap usage: 0% ...
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This flash plugin was blocked because it is out of date

I being a developer want to use Flash version 10.1 or older on some of my Ubuntu machines. The problem is each time I run Google Chrome on this Lucid 64 bit machine (which is the only machine with me) ...
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How to import a radio station list from Rhythmbox to Banshee?

I want to try Banshee on Lucid and have to import all my radio station lists, so I wonder how to do this automatically instead of importing each one by hand. I have several radio stations in ...
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Can I reprioritize the queue in Ubuntu One?

Some relatively small text files on my netbook that I use every day 8 hours/day are a week out of sync. u1sdtool --waiting-content shows a huge number of photos on the list to be uploaded before one ...
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External USB drive won't stop after shutdown

After shutdown I notice that both the USB hub and the external USB drive remain active (lights on): the next time I try to boot the system hang after grub and I have to do a hard reboot. After that ...
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Is CCleaner beneficial for Ubuntu?

I want use CCleaner on Ubuntu 10.04. But I do not know whether it is necessary or not. Is it necessary? Are there any benefits from using it?
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How to monitor network bandwidth per user on Ubuntu server?

I have some shell users on a server with 300GB of monthly data transfer. How can I monitor bandwidth usage per user?
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Upstart script doesn't start

Ubuntu 10.04 I have created this upstart script (/etc/init/pure-ftpd.conf): # pure-ftpd - FTP server description "Pure-FTPd server" start on filesystem stop on runlevel S respawn respawn limit ...
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How to update to PHP 5.3.10 in 10.04?

I'm new to Linux and have only the basic experience with Ubuntu and installing LAMP Server. I've successfully installed all using the "apt-get install" method. My problem is I want to update PHP 5.3.2 ...
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How to correctly add a custom daemon to init.d?

I've got a 3-rd party proprietary application server daemon which can be started and stopped by couple of command lines. I need this daemon to start when the system starts up and correctly stopped on ...
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Blank screen, blinking cursor on boot

Occasionally my Ubuntu 10.04 PC won't boot properly. It gets past Grub and then stops at a blank screen and blinking cursor. From what I've read, this blinking cursor screen is presented by Ubuntu ...
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Two ethernet ports on motherboard. How can I get double the bandwidth?

Direct Question: My evga classified motherboard has two ethernet ports. I want to use them simultaneously to improve the speed of a remote connection. (Yay for programming remotely). How do I do ...
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Disable wireless on startup

I use Ubuntu 10.04 and I see, that every time when I start it enables Wireless Connectivity. I know, that there is a topic about it on Ubuntu forums, but I think I will get old before I get an answer ...
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Visual corruption affecting several panel applets

This happens occasionally, and I never know how to fix it without deleting the panel and adding a new one. Any help would be appreciated.
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Remove online status menu, but keep the logout menu?

In the upper right panel there is by default a drop down menu where you can set your online status, interact with Ubuntu One, etc. It is placed right next to the drop down menu which lets you logout, ...
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How do I configure WakeOnUSB properly?

How do I configure Wake-On-USB properly on a 10.04 or 10.10 Ubuntu (2.6.36 and higher if needed)? (Wake-on-USB is when the computer is asleep and for example a USB Keyboard event wakes up the ...
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USB Storage Device Automount

Under Ubuntu 10.04 one of the problems which appeared is that USB devices would no longer automatically mount when plugged in. Normally I would get a pop up message asking what application I wanted to ...