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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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 ...
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Cutting desktop power usage

I'm on a general energy saving mission. I've finally swapped my old CRT monitor for a LCD, so the next step it to optimise the PC power usage. It's using an AMD 64 X2 4600+ CPU which I know can ...
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Need for Speed Shift 1-2

Is there any way to install either Shift 1 or Shift 2 on Ubuntu?
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Menus intermittantly take two clicks

Intermittently, when I left-click on the Applications/Places/System menus, the first click does nothing, and it takes a second click to drop the menu. I've also noticed that hiarchial menus sometimes ...
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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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Fonts totally unreadable

I've just upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 and my fonts are all just small rectangles with nothing in them. They are completely unreadable. EVEN THE FONTS IN THE TERMINAL. Thank god the fonts in my ...
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How do I get this Cisco VPN client to connect?

I've got Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit and installed network-manager-vpnc and configured the connection but I keep getting this: NetworkManager[1217]: <info> Starting VPN service 'org.freedesktop....
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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. ...
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How do I configure apt to use a Proxy.pac file?

So I have a proxy.pac file at work (it doesn't have a username or password) it's just a simple .pac file. I've gotten it to work with Chrome so I can surf the web, but apt-get and update do not work. ...
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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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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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Simplest way to swap esc key with ` key

What is the simplest way to swap the functionality of the Esc key and the ` key? System ➜ Preferences ➜Keyboard ➜ Layouts ➜ Options let me swap my Ctrl key and Capslock key, which was good, but it ...
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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 do I download a YouTube video?

I am running Ubuntu 10.10; Can anybody please provide instructions on how to download videos from YouTube?
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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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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
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10.10 irritating updater message

As you all know 10.10 support has ended. thus whenever i start the update manager i get a dialog box saying Your Ubuntu release is not supported anymore You will not get any further security ...
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How to disable Usb port?

I am using Ubuntu 10.10. I want to disable my usb port due to some resign. so how i can disable my usb port and after that how i can enable it..
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No sound on a realtek AC97

I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 and I've no sound. I tried few method suggested in ubuntu forums like reinstall alsa but nothing works? My PC is old and my audio card is Realtek's AC'97. Any suggestions ...
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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 install gnome-app-install?

The software centre is slow and annoying (packages from additional repositories don't show up sometimes etc.), so I want the old Add/remove software application back. I've found out that the package ...
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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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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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How to disable KDE Wallet?

I'm using Ubuntu Maverick (Gnome), a month ago I updated like usual whenever Update Manager informed me of new updates. The thing that happened is that a program called kdewallet got installed on my ...
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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 ...
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What's the default traditional Chinese font?

The only fonts that can render Chinese text are: WenQuanYi Micro Hei, WenQuanYi Micro Hei Mono, Droid Sans (I think is unicode), FreeSans (I think is unicode too). Changing Chinese text to Sans, ...
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Can't install on Dell Inspiron 15R

I just purchased a Dell Inspiron 15R and use Ubuntu as my primary operating system. Well I tried to install all of the following without any success: Ubuntu 10.04 x86-32bit Ubuntu 10.10 x86-64bit ...
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Touchpad too slow — how do I adjust it?

Apparently this is a recurring problem. I tried System->Preferences->Mouse but it didn't help. There's a lot of info on the web on this, but it is outdated (Ubuntu 7.04 and 8.04). Any tips on how to ...
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How can I have a Bluetooth Keyboard Auto-Connect at Startup?

I have a bluetooth keyboard for my HTPC. I pair it with my computer via bluetooth, and it works fine. However, when I turn off the keyboard or my computer, it has to connect again (which requires me ...
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Email notification icon for panel

The standard Indicator Applet 0.4.6 on a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.10 doesn't achieve what I am looking for. Can someone recommend an alternative applet to notify when new emails arrive. It should ...
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Microphone ALSA noise

I've got two microphones. Both work well in Windows. However, in 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, the best ...
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How to access MD RAID via Live CD?

We are currently trying to run access the data on a server running a HP Ml110 G5 SATA raid controller, using the latest Ubuntu Live CD. We need to delete a few files to let the server boot into ...
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How to Get a Windows Client to Authenticate against a Linux LDAP Server

How can we set Windows clients to authenticate against an LDAP Server running on Ubuntu?
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How can I change the default user shown in the login screen?

Well, the title is pretty much it. When I start my system I always get the same user on the login screen (this is the original user created when the system was first installed). How can I change that ...
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MySQL 5.5 starts and then instantly stops

MySQL 5.5 on Ubuntu 10.10 used to work well until yesterday but today whenever I start MySQL using mysqld_safe as root user it shows Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /var/lib/mysql and ...
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iptables-restore failing to load my rules

I've been searching around for some time now, but nothing solves my problem. I'm setting up a mail server, but when writing to the iptables, I get an error: iptables-restore: line 2 failed. I'm ...
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External Monitor Resolution doesn't go above 1024x768

I am trying to use a 24" external monitor as the primary monitor for my Asus EEE netbook. When I connect it, it works properly, except the max resolution available is 1024x768. Usually, I'd go into ...
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Losing network connection after hibernate [closed]

When I hibernated my computer and I fire him back up, my network connection is lost in about 50% of the cases. The network applet finds other networks, but it can't find the network I was connected to ...
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What can I do to improve my computer's speed when using Ubuntu? [duplicate]

My computer is limited in resources and it just has 2GB ram and 1.8ghz cpu. I want to use Ubuntu, but only Xubuntu 15 seems to run well. So if I want to use Ubuntu, what can I do to improve my ...
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How to sync files/data between two PCs on a home network?

I have a desktop and a laptop with almost the same files within their home directory. Sometimes I make changes in ~/Music, ~/Documents, etc. But these changes of course don't affect the other machine....
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I upgraded Ubuntu on my laptop and I have to use the old GRUB entry for it to work

I upgraded Ubuntu on my laptop and I have to use the old boot link for it to work. How can I make my laptop automatically use the working boot-up? When I use the new GRUB entry the screen goes blank ...
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Will Haskell Platform be available in 10.10?

I've been waiting for a couple years to be able to do an apt-get install haskell-platform on Ubuntu. Will a haskell platform-package be available on Ubuntu 10.10?
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sudo: setuid must be root

I changed the permissions of my /usr directory to 777 by mistake and now my system give this error whenever I try to use sudo: sudo: setuid must be root How do I fix this issue?
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Joystick acts as mouse; won't stop

Joystick acts as a mouse, even when I'm playing a game that uses a joystick so I get random mouse events going on. I plugged a joystick in to play Spiral Knights, also installed joystick and ...
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Manipulate browser and OS identification by Firefox?

How can I view and change what browser and OS identity information that are sent by Firefox? NOTE I've tagged both 10.10 and 11.04 because I want to know how to do so from both of the Ubuntu releases....
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How to update from 10.10 [closed]

PLEASE HELP! I totally know nothing of this type of things. My uncle gave it to me, and my family doesn't even know what to do with this. I've tried upgrading, but it will not! What steps do I need ...
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How can I tether my android phone with pdanet to my laptop via usb?

For my iphone I was using this with pdanet to tether via usb. Now I have an android phone, also with pdanet. I'd appreciate any help. Edit My phone is a droid x. I'm using the latest OS officially ...
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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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Remove Shutdown, Suspend, Restart, and Hibernate from the user switcher menu

I'm using a desktop as both a router for my local network and as a normal desktop with multiple users. I have Maverick running on it. Occasionally, one of the desktop users will accidentally press ...
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How to upgrade Ubuntu [duplicate]

My Ubuntu 10.10 is no longer supported. Some programs like Update Manager will not open. And a bunch of other Ubuntu programs. I was wondering if it would work if I: 1: Got an 8GB USB flash drive 2: ...