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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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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Logitech USB Headset not working

When I plug my USB headset in, it does not appear as hardware device within the sound preferences. However, it is present in lsusb: Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046d:0a14 Logitech, Inc. It works fine in ...
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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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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 ...
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Cannot boot from Ubuntu USB [closed]

I create a ubuntu 10.10 bootable USB via the method that is described on the download page of ubuntu. I made that from windows and also from ubuntu 10.04 (I have dual boot). When I boot from the USB ...
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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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How can I use the recovery console to start a session step by step? [closed]

If you select "Recovery Console" at the GDM login screen, you are presented with a terminal screen in the top corner of the screen and the usual GDM background. I'm trying to diagnose a problem which ...
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How to make X.org listen to remote connections on port 6000?

This is on Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) 64-bit desktop. I want to make my X server listen to remote connections from clients in other machines on the local network. I know about ssh -X and that is ...
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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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How do I execute FTP commands on one line?

This is what I'm doing when I log into a FTP: ftp user:password@server ftp: user:password@server: Unknown host ftp> echo HELLO WORLD! ftp> quit I'd like to do a one-line FTP command... ftp ...
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Prevent windows from stealing focus

I'm using Maverick with Compiz enabled. I've searched AskUbuntu and Google. AskUbuntu doesn't have anything on this topic and everything Google turns up is a couple years old. I'm doing browser ...
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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 ...
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Error when formatting the Hadoop filesystem

I'm using the following sites to install and configure Hadoop in Ubuntu 10.10 http://arifn.web.id/blog/2010/07/29/running-hadoop-single-cluster.html However, when I try to format the Hadoop ...
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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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Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168d-2.fw for module r8169 with 2.6.38 kernel

I notice when I do: sudo update-initramfs -u With the latest kernel release (2.6.38) I get the following warning messages: update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.38-3-generic-pae W: ...
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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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How to auto mount my external hard drive?

On login, ubuntu 10.10 would not mount external hard drives automatically, While ubuntu 10.04 mount them on login. I've tried Storage Device Manager but it give error when external hard is not ...
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Why was F-Spot replaced with Shotwell in Ubuntu 10.10?

What are the advantages of using Shotwell? What are the disadvantages?
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Kickstart file is ignored by the installer

I have fallowed this guide to create a kickstart file to install ubuntu automatically. However the problem is that when I boot the menu item label autoinstall menu label ^Auto install kernel ...
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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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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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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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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 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 ...