Codenamed "Maverick Meerkat", this version was released on Oct 10, 2010 and is no longer supported since Apr 10, 2012. Questions about unsupported versions are likely to be closed as off-topic.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

-1
votes
0answers
21 views

Connecting to Wi-fi [on hold]

Ok. So I am absolutely new to Ubuntu and I have the 10.10 version installed because the other versions wouldn't boot on my computer and every time I tried to boot them it would say missing operating ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

“BAD idea” warning when trying to recover Grub, after Windows removed it

Tried sudo grub-install on sda1 but it complained about being a BAD IDEA. I had to install windows for a work related issue so I used a separate disk (I had used it for ubuntu on this computer, but ...
-1
votes
0answers
19 views

No wireless networks shown on ubuntu 10.10 [on hold]

I am trying connect to a wireless network on Ubuntu 10.10 installed on a HP desktop. No wireless networks are shown in the top right. Here is what I get when I compile some commands *-network ...
2
votes
2answers
9k views

How to fix AVI index error

I try to open an AVI file. The first software I tried is VLC media player. It reports some error about AVI index: This AVI file is broken. Seeking will not work correctly. Do you want to try ...
21
votes
4answers
18k views

How do I mount .cue file?

I have a cd image that is not a .iso but a .cue. I cannot mount it. I use ubuntu 10.10 64 bits, and I've tried a lot of programs. furiosmout just says it is not a image file, and it just didn't work. ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

Windows Vista disappeared after installing Ubuntu10.10?

I had Windows Vista Ultimate SP2 160 GB HDD, 1GB RAM,INTEL DUAL CORE One of my friend told that UBUNTU is also a better OS and is an open source programme and u can use alternately both Ubuntu or ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Unable to enter gnome session - configuration GNOME power manager failed to install

When I enter the password to login into the gnome session, it says the configuration for gnome-power manager installation failed and when I enter the password I get logged out automatically, to the ...
1
vote
4answers
5k views

How can you get Google Sketchup running?

How can you get google sketchup to work on ubuntu?
2
votes
3answers
2k views

QuickCam E 3500 working from Cheese, but not Skype

I have a Logitech which I remember to be working fine from skype some releases, ago, since Lucid it is not functional from skype. The /dev/video0 from the webcam shows up on the skype device list but ...
3
votes
1answer
337 views

Lingot not detecting sound from microphone

I installed lingot(guitar tuner- http://freshmeat.net/projects/lingot/) on Ubuntu but it doesn't seem to be detecting the sounds from the microphone. I'm using Ubuntu 10.10. Thanks
17
votes
4answers
20k views

Root filesystem check fails after power failure during installation

During the "install" phase of the upgrade there was a power failure. After when starting up again the following errors are reported: init: udevtrigger main process (420) terminated with status 1 ...
7
votes
3answers
14k views

I can't find .bash_profile

I am trying to learn how to tweak my shell in the file but can't seems to find the file in my home directory or in /etc/profile. Is there any other file I need to search for, or am I expected to ...
0
votes
3answers
751 views

How to install php-gtk?

I can't find it in the repositories.I am using Maverick.
18
votes
4answers
1k views

Use existing Ubuntu partition as an installation image?

I installed ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop and configured a lot, installed and setup lot of things on it to suit my needs. Now I want to move this setup to anothe machine and want to avoid all the setup ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

How can one prevent new windows from taking focus in Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to prevent new windows from acquiring focus. A way to do this is provided in Ubuntu 10.10 here and in Ubuntu 12.04 here. How can something similar be achieved in Ubuntu 14.04? The auto-raise ...
4
votes
4answers
1k views

10.10 Upgrade Screen Resolution Issue

About a week ago, I upgraded my Dell Optiplex GX520 from 10.04 Lucid Lynx to 10.10. Unfortunately, I excitedly ignored all the warnings about how it was a beta release and I'm now stuck with a big ...
2
votes
1answer
51 views

Can't upgrade from Ubuntu 10.10 to latest version

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10. I want to upgrade it to the latest version but I'm just unable to do so. When I press Alt+F2 and write upgrade-manager-c-d and run it, it says Error stating file ...
5
votes
2answers
4k views

Microphone ALSA noise

I've got two microphones. Both works good under Windows. If i use them under Ubuntu the first one (call it X) works fine, but the second one (call it Y) produces a lot of high-frequency noise. I know, ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

custom icon in “Places” menu

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu, but I know the basics. I read the "How do I change the folder icons in the “Places” menu?" but it didn't help, did the option #2 since I want to specify it for a single ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

How to set up a working VPN?

I've tried to set up a VPN server on my copy of Ubuntu 10.10 with insuccess. Community material on the topic is little and poorly documented (clients only information, scenario-specific information, ...
15
votes
3answers
4k views

Font corruption: lines through characters

I have a problem where a one-pixel high white line is displayed through certain letters of text. Almost always only a single character type is affected at once, and only in one font size (though that ...
2
votes
4answers
2k views

Running Steam for TF2 - VM or Wine?

I'm installing Steam on my virtual machine as well as installing on my Ubuntu 10.10. Which do you think will run better?
1
vote
2answers
1k views

How to set both dual cores to userspace governor

I am trying to set both cores in my cpu to userspace governor by editing the contents of /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_governor and ...
2
votes
4answers
4k views

How do I know if my serial adapter card is working?

I just installed a 2 port serial adapter in my Ubuntu 10.10 system, then I tried following this tutorial that I used on my old system to connect to a cisco router (my old system had an onboard serial ...
7
votes
3answers
7k views

Where does network-manager store WPA keys when “Available to All Users” is ticked?

When you connect to a new SSID network via the network manager applet, the key for that network is stored in gnome-keyring under the "login" keychain. But when you then change (edit) that network to ...
4
votes
8answers
26k views

How do I fix overscan on my HDMI HDTV?

I've connected a HDTV with HDMI on my Radeon 4670, using the open source ati driver. However there is "overscan" which cuts off a bit of each edge of the screen, about the size of the gnome-panel. How ...
2
votes
4answers
2k views

notify-send does nothing, yet, libnotify is installed

I am trying to use notify-send, but it doesn't display. I am reasonably sure I have the correct packages installed, but I am not expert in configuring the notification settings. I know I have some ...
6
votes
2answers
2k views

What is causing my spacebar to randomly stop working?

A couple of times a day, I'll be typing something and realise I can't type spaces. Usually the cursor will flicker instead when I press the spacebar, and I can type all other letters as far as I can ...
6
votes
4answers
5k views

Remapping both mouse and keyboard to a gamepad

Since Halloween, I have been really enjoying Frictional Games' Amnesia on Ubuntu. My next goal is to get the other offerings they have. Unfortunately, there is not a gamepad setting for this game ...
11
votes
4answers
23k views

How to switch the editor in mc (midnight commander) from nano to mcedit?

Using ubuntu 10.10 the editor in mc (midnight commander) is nano. How can i switch to the internal mc editor (mcedit)?
2
votes
1answer
829 views

Docky isn't running!

Docky doesn't start, neither in the system startup (i have it as a startup application) nor when I start it manually. It stopped working yesterday. I'm running ubuntu 10.10, and downloaded docky from ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Would you recommend to install libcupsys2_1.3.9-17ubuntu3.9_all.deb?

Would you recommend to install libcupsys2_1.3.9-17ubuntu3.9_all.deb in Ubuntu 10.10? For getting my printer to work with Ubuntu 10.10 i've read many threads about a suggested workaround.there it's ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

How do I get a Canon PIXMA ip1900 to work?

I have a new canon photo printer (pixma ip1900) and I have a minor problem - the deb for it is 32bit and my system is 64bit. I can use the ppd file in the deb, but I need some pstcanonij program that ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Installation of a package to a custom directory

Is there any option to install a package to my home directory (or /foo) instead of system wide ? I am looking for options using apt-get or dpkg. Something similar to --prefix in a source compile. ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

Unable to install Google Chrome

I receive this in my terminal when I try to install using wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb sudo dpkg -i google-chrome* or sudo dpkg --install ...
0
votes
1answer
306 views

How do I get a Canon Selphy ES1 printer working?

My Canon Selphy ES1 photo printer does not work with Ubuntu 10.10 The printer is installed, and the print job is send to the printer, but nothing happens. Please help!
6
votes
6answers
2k views

Uploading or attaching files that located on a shared drive doesn't work?

I have this odd, quite minor, but annoying issue that I am quite perplexed about. Whenever I try to upload a file via my browser(let's say attach a file to an email in GMail), I click 'Browse' button ...
6
votes
3answers
5k views

How can I mount an AFS filesystem?

My current method is to mount the filesystem via SSH using Nautilus's graphical interface, but I would much prefer to be able to use some tool that mounts the AFS filesystem and gives me access to ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Why can't I update to 11.04? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick 64 bit, and I can browse the internet fine. I am typing this using the machine. When I attempt to use the Ubuntu Update Manager to update to 11.04, I get this error ...
7
votes
2answers
8k views

How to reset lost user password on a guest on VMWare server?

I have a ubuntu 10.10 VMWare image that I set up a while back and have forgotten the login details. Normally I'd boot into single user mode to fix this, but I'm having trouble doing this on the ...
5
votes
4answers
16k views

I need a copy of the default /etc/apt/sources.list

I upgraded to the RC some time ago and the sources.list is sort of screwed up, meaning I'm getting a lot of 404's when updating. Could someone please post an original sources.list for Maverick?
2
votes
6answers
43k views

How to shrink Windows partition with unmovable files in dual boot installation [closed]

To install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, I have to shrink Windows 7 partition C:. But due to some unmovable files, I cannot shrink as much as I plan by using Windows own shrinking tool. I guess many of ...
9
votes
5answers
1k views

Where is the Accessibility mouse click lock?

I've been a user of Linux on the desktop off and on again over the years. I very nearly switched my primary computer to Ubuntu prior to the release of Windows 7. There were a few, but significant ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

Upgrade from 10.10 to 13.10 without administrative privileges

I have installed ubuntu 10.10 alongside windows 7. But now I don't have administrator privileges in windows to delete ubuntu 10.10. So Ultimately I want to overwrite 10.10 installation with 13.10. I ...
1
vote
0answers
72 views

What is the difference between sound drivers in Ubuntu 10 and newer versions?

I am trying to jump from XP and would like to use Ubuntu as it has everything I require. The problem I am having is that I cannot get the sound to work. I have installed older versions 10.10 and the ...
12
votes
3answers
11k views

Decrease mouse sensitivity below the standard limit

I've got a USB mouse attached to my Ubuntu notebook. This mouse is (unfortunately) really sensitive, and so it sometimes gets hard to hit small icons with the mouse pointer. This is really a hardware ...
1
vote
1answer
388 views

Shut down/log out, me menu absent in panel

I upgraded my Lucid installation to Maverick today via an alternate CD. Everything went fine but the shut down icon which provides the options to log out, suspend, hibernate etc. in the top right ...
9
votes
8answers
12k views

Display current layout (language code/country flag) in keyboard indicator

Just upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10, and the keyboard indicator applet no longer displays the two-letter country code for the active layout. This is terrible. Is this the default behaviour? Anyone ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

Setting Up Audio on a Server Install

I'm running on a clean install of 10.10 Server edition and have alsa-base, alsa-tools, alsa-utils, alsaplayer, and alsa-firmware-loader installed. At one point I installed pulseaudio, but I have since ...
9
votes
6answers
1k views

Gwibber will not allow me to log into facebook [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 and it does not work, it hasn't worked since the beta I believe, any ideas? By the way this is a clean install, and it does not work on my older install either.