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.

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Trick installer to use btrfs root with compression

I want to install Maverick onto a BTRFS root partition. Not for fun or testing, but because I need compression due to a small flash disk (4GB). Now the 10.10 installer finally supports btrfs, but ...
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Right click doesn't work on HP mini 210 touchpad

Need help in getting the right mouse click to work on a HP mini 210-1015TU when using the touchpad. If I plug in a USB mouse, both left click and right click function as normal. Using the touchpad ...
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Command line option to check which filesystem I am using?

Is there a command that will show which file system (ext3, ext4, FAT32, ...) the various partitions and disks are using? Similar to how sudo fdisk -l lists information about disks and partitions?
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Difference between Ubuntu 10.10 and 14.04 if kernel is same

I am using linux kernel 3.13.0-34 on Ubuntu 10.10. On my other machine I am using same kernal i.e 3.13.0-34 but on Ubuntu 14.04. I dont understand what will be difference now between Ubuntu 10.10 or ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 Live CD Won't move past loading, please help? [on hold]

Listen, I know it's 10.10 but it's only because there's no other option, read on. I'm helping a neighbor move into Linux because windows has been a pain for her so far, and I have Ubuntu 10.10 ...
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update ubuntu 10.10 - 32bit on macbook [duplicate]

help, it keeps saying "failed to fetch" fetching the upgrade failed. There may be a network problem" but i am connected to the internet with lan.
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How to Fix Firefox when it freezes completely after open it?

First time ever today Firefox Version 3.6.13 freezed for me on Ubuntu 10.10 64bit. I open Firefox normally but then nothing respond on the GUI.The only thing I can do is close it. When Closed I try ...
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Is there any way to get AutoHotKey or IronAHK working?

I am very interested in getting AutoHotKey, the windows program for automation of keystrokes, working under Ubuntu. So far I have installed Wine, but am unable to use any of my previous windows ...
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Can I expand my /boot without upsetting the system?

This is the current state of my partition table. As can be seen, the boot is very small, and I can't upgrade the kernel, because the update-manager tells me there isnt enough space on /boot :( Which ...
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An easy way to delete a file in Rhythmbox play queue

When I listen music, I want to delete a file if the music in play queue is not good to me. But there is only 'remove from play list'. This is not what I want. I want to delete the file. Clicking ...
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xubuntu upgrade 10.04 -> 10.10 still running? [duplicate]

I started an upgrade of Xubuntu from 10.04 to 10.10 through the software center. During the upgrade my desktop went into safe mode and after relogging the upgrade window does not show any messages. ...
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How to mount Daemon Tool's .mdx file?

How to mount a Windows' Daemon Tool's .mdx file in Ubuntu? The scenario is you don't have Windows and want to access the files in .mdx image on Ubuntu.
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After upgrade to 10.10, mediawiki on postgres is broken

I upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10 from 10.04. 90% of the upgrade was ok but my Ubuntu-apache2-postgres-8.4 - mediawiki1.16 does not work anymore. Is there a bug in the postgres client or in php5 pg?
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How do you fix file permissions for root directory?

What is the best way to fix Ubuntu's Root file system permissions? I was changing file permissions on a whole bunch of files that needed to be removed, I had accidentally changed the permissions ...
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When Theme install I get an error:This script can not be ran with Administrative Privileges

Dialog msg-->then try again.You may need to reboot.installation will now abort... This script can not be ran with Administrative Privileges. The script elevates on its own. Please run the script with ...
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Command line calculator that keeps fractional values

I just found a good command line calculator program called bc and was satisfied with it until I discovered it rounds off fractional values, thus causing loss in precision. According to its man page: ...
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Chromium profile “could not be opened correctly” errors

For some reason I've recently been getting a profile error on chromium: I can't seem to see what the problem is, is it associated with the fact that chromium thinks it hasn't been shut down ...
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How to convert MPG4 video?

What MPG4 converters are available for Ubuntu 10.10? I have tried all that are in the Software Centre and none will work. I have a flip camera and it records in MPG4, which I have trouble with on ...
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How can I split a mp3 file?

I have a big mp3 file, it comes from ripping a full cd. I would like to split it into one file per song. It will be great if it can split the file automatically, detecting the start and the end of ...
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How to enable 1280x800 resolution in tty?

I've got Toshiba U500 (nVidia). Tried changing /etc/default/grub in many ways, now I've got: GRUB_DEFAULT=5 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true GRUB_TIMEOUT=10 GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> ...
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How to move folder from desktop to /lib/firmware?

I need to copy this b43 folder so i can get the broadcom firmware on Ubuntu 10.10 (which is the version I am running on). I've been looking around forever and have been trying different command lines ...
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Why does my laptop restart instead of waking up after resuming from suspend?

My laptop is a Vaio VPCF11M1E, running Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit. After being suspended, I press the power button to wake it up, but it restarts the machine and I lose all my work. I do not have the same ...
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Install PHP 5 on a fresh installation

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) and I'd like to get PHP to work. I've tried sudo apt-get install apache2 sudo apt-get install php5 sudo apt-get install ...
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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 ...
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How to change/create password keyring

when I try to remote desktop to the server from another ubuntu machine using the remote desktop viewer, it asks me to enter the password, which I do, then the viewer pane just goes black. When I come ...
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How do I remove/ignore words from gedit's spell checker dictionary?

How do I remove/ignore words from gedit's spell checker dictionary?
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Upgrading Ubuntu 10.10 in-place to 12.04 LTS or 14.04 LTS

I know there have been several questions on this, and even those marked as duplicates, however I have tried all the suggestions in those and it doesn't work, and I am not able to comment there, and ...
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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 ...
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Check the correctness of copied files

After I copy say 50+ GB(30,000 files including different formats) of files from an internal hard drive to an external drive is there any way to find out if everything has been copied correctly? Also ...
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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)?
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Skype prevents login because it believes another instance of Skype is already running

Skype 2.1 has been working in Ubuntu 10.10 but now stops me from logging in - it says there maybe another instance of Skype running. There is not, so I can't use Skype. I have changed passwords ...
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List the hardware info and status in my computer

I was wondering how to list all the hardware info in my computer? Both terminal and GUI solutions please. Is there a single utility to monitor most hardware's working status? Just like some ...
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How to remove a deb without removing its dependencies

I would like to install the most recent version of boto, which I do via python setup.py install Yet when I try to remove the old version the following packages also get removed: apt-get remove ...
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Making touchpad and resume password changes permanent

in Ubuntu 10.10 I really don't want any password on resume on my EeePC, so I have to run gconftool-2 --set --type=bool /apps/gnome-power-manager/lock/suspend false and I want two finger middle ...
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How do I install Parallels Tools via the command line?

I have Ubuntu Server 10.10 running on Parallels 6 (latest update from yesterday) on my iMac. I click on the Install Parallels Tools in the Parallels Desktop Menu, but do not see where what I think ...
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Nvidia graphics card failed after upgrade to 10.10

After upgrading to 10.10, my system is unable to start in normal mode due to problems with graphics drivers. The laptop (hp dv9500) boots only in failsafe, low resolution graphics mode. Here's the ...
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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 ...
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How to fix hibernate / suspend with proprietary nVidia driver?

I've just got an Dell Precision M6500 that comes with an nVidia card. Together with Kubunutu 10.10 and the proprietary nvidia driver suspend to disk or RAM does not work. It's allways ending with a ...
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Is there a way to enable the media keys when the screen is locked?

I own a Dell Studio XPS 16. The media keys work fine when logged in, but stop working after the screen is locked. Although I can imagine this being classified under the 'feature, not a bug' class, in ...
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Desktop Icons won't display in all virtual desktops

The icons I set in kubuntu are not displaying correctly, have been trying to find the configuration but the weirdest thing is that they display in Desktop 2 but not in desktop 1 which is the main one, ...
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Volume indicator is missing from the notification area of the Panel [duplicate]

I have already uninstalled PulseAudio because of the audio bug, though in the end I did not change anything and therefore I removed it and the volume indicator from the Panel. Now I reinstalled ...
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Howto convert audio files to *.m4a?

I want to convert a lot of *.flac and some high bitrate *.mp3 files to *.m4a files. I want to use a fixed bitrate of 192kb (stereo) and want to keep the audiotags (except of, obviously, the tag ...
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Attempted ubuntu 14.04 install alongside windows and ubuntu 10.10

I have searched, and nothing has helped me, so here goes. I downloaded and installed the new version of ubuntu to run because my faithful maverick meercat is starting to become unstable and freeze ...
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Microphone not working at all in Skype

I have been able to get the built-in microphone (it's an Acer laptop) to not only work, but work perfectly in Ubuntu's own Sound Recorder, but when starting up Skype, there's no sign of my microphone ...
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start: Unknown job: tester while using upstart feature of ubuntu [closed]

I have a jar file which I am running like this in my Ubuntu 10.10 and then it starts my exhibitor server in the background - nohup java -jar ...
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What is the impact of the nolapic parameter on a multiprocessor laptop?

I have an Asus X71SL with an Intel Dual Core T3200 processor. Any kernel version after 2.6.35-rc2 won't boot up on my machine without the nolapic kernel parameter at bootup. I have already reported ...
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Installing drivers for a windows 7 guest in virtualbox

I am new to ubuntu. I want to know how to install drivers such as lan, wifi, audio, video & graphics, webcam and so in Windows 7 32bit installed as a guest OS inside Ubuntu 10.10 (host) using ...
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How do I install Alfresco (Enterprise Content Management software)

Give me some steps to install the Alfresco on Ubuntu 10.10. I am new to Ubuntu so please give me some guide to install the Alfesco on Ubuntu system
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Foobar2000-like music player?

I've been thinking about switching to Ubuntu full time, but there are still some programs left behind that I haven't found any equivalent to yet. Does anyone know of a music player similar to ...