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 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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Windows 7 doesn't boot after Ubuntu install

I had windows 7 installed on my pc, then I installed Ubuntu 10.10/ During the installation process I have chosen to manually set my partitions: I set a 10GB drive for ubuntu root 1GB drive for swap ...
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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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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 input text in Tamil?

I would like to type a non-Latin script Language Tamil in Ubuntu 10.10 I have installed , iBUS , added all the tamil packages in synaptic , and installed tamil in Languages support , I still can't ...
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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 ...
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Using GParted to remove windows partition

I'm currently dual-booting to either Ubuntu 10.10 or Windows XP. However, I rarely use windows and would like to remove it. I've use the Ubuntu live CD to access GParted. I've also deleted the ...
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How to configure to record data to pendrive instantly?

If I edit the files on my pendrive, and then just remove it physically, the data will not be recorded. I have to click "eject", and so the led starts to blink, and the data starts to be recorded. How ...
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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 ...
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How can I do mass installs on multiple computers?

I had promissed my 120 students that I will install ubuntu 10.10 on their laptops but failed to do it.The laptops were dell vostro 4014. All have same hardware. I took one laptop and installed ubuntu ...
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How can I install Unity after installing Desktop Edition?

I've just upgraded my Ubuntu Desktop from 10.04 to 10.10 on my netbook. How can I install Ubuntu Unity for my notebook ?
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Reset gnome font configuration?

How do I reset the font settings - actual font and size - to their default? (I changed some values in System->Preferences->Appearance->Fonts) This is particularly important with the new Ubuntu font ...
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No Grub after installing Ubuntu beside Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) I am trying to dual boot Ubuntu 10.10 alongside Windows 7, after install I receive no Grub menu ...
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How to install Intel 82852/855GM driver?

When I installed Arch Linux, it detected my video card and monitors correctly "out-of-the box". Now I've installed Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" and it has not. How do I configure Ubuntu to use ...
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Battery indicator is stuck on “estimating”?

After installing Ubuntu 10.10, the battery indicator worked fine (both percent remaining and estimation on time). I then installed and configured some software (Skype, Pidgin, Thunderbird, removed ...
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General Rules for dealing with File Permissions

I have run into a ton of file permission issues in Ubuntu, from not having permission to delete a file, change the contents of a while, and so on. I was wondering if some of you Ubuntu experts could ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Unlock keyring prompts three times instead of one time

When I have "automatic login" activated, the "Unlock the Gnome Keyring" box asks for my password. But this happens three times. There are three boxes asking me for my password. In 10.04 the box ...
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How can I use my fingerprint reader?

I have an HP dv4 2080br with a fingerprint reader that works fine on Windows 7. lsusb lists it as Bus 001 Device 004: ID 138a:0005 DigitalPersona How can I use it on Ubuntu 10.10?
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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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Screen brightness not changing on Acer 5742 notebook

Screen brightness is not changing on my ACER 5742 notebook. I have Ubuntu 10.10 installed inside Windows 7 OS. Hotkeys are used for changing brightness. Though, a bar displaying brightness level ...
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Script at Startup

I'm using 10.10 and I need to run a script in order to get a windows-like international keyboard layout - basically, it changes how dead keys work. (Original script from this page ...
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How to Compile and Run C program

I have installed GCC compiler using Install the build-essential command. after the installation I wrote a simple c prgm. I tried to run with following command: gcc First.c ./a.out but I'm getting ...
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How to debug suspend?

I've been using Ubuntu for about five years now, and I still can't make it suspend when I want to. It's quite irritating that I can program up a storm, hack the machine in numerous other ways, and ...
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How can I reduce the number of TTYs?

I don't need 7 TTYs (or do I?). So how do I reduce this number to 3?
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Can't adjust brightness on my laptop

I'm having difficulty in adjusting brightness on my Acer Aspire 4740: Screen 14.1-inch glossy LED-backlit, 1366x768 res CPU Intel Core i5-430M 2.26-GHz RAM 1GB DDR3 HDD 320GB Graphics ...
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Apple Magic Trackpad multitouch configuration

Today I installed the Ubuntu 10.10 release on my Desktop PC. I was running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with an Apple Magic Trackpad and everything was working fine. After today's fresh installation of Ubuntu ...
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Touchpad not working on HP Pavilion dv6

Everything worked fine in Ubuntu 10.04, flawless in fact, I admired the way the Operating System had handled such a unique touchpad so well. I have an HP Pavilion dv6. The touchpad and left, middle, ...
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Permanent custom keyboard shortcuts for Evince (Document Viewer)

I am using the Ubuntu document viever Evince. Lately, I found out how to add custom keyboard shortcuts for the program. I was searching for a way to add a shortcut e.g. for View / Best fit (also ...
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How do I change Software Center's default installation path?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 - the Maverick Meerkat. Whenever I install software using the Software Center, it installs it to /usr/lib. I have less space in this drive. Is it possible to change the default ...
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Laptop battery life drastically decreased compared to Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does my computer get less battery life with Ubuntu compared to Windows? I am running Ubuntu 10.10 on my Dell Studio XPS 1640 and have about one hour of battery life ...
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Suspend fails (reboot on resume) and no hibernate option [closed]

Upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 removed hibernate option for me and introduced the problem where by after entering standby (being indicated by blinking amber LED on my laptop) I cannot resume my session. ...
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Is setting default mount options for udisks really not possible?

I want to mount usb drives with option flush (or sync). I'm using Kubuntu 10.10 and as far as I understood udisks is responsible for the mount options. I've read various threads and two solutions ...
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How to get Xorg to ignore certain input devices?

What needs to be done so that when a specific input device is plugged in via USB it is not automatically used for input by X? I still want the /dev/input/* device nodes automatically created, but ...
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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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How to install Wacom Bamboo Pen

I have a new Wacom Bamboo Pen. I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 64bit. After googling a little bit, I checked that xserver-xorg-input-wacom was installed. I plugged in my tablet. I rebooted my computer. ...
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Chrome asks for password to unlock keyring on startup [duplicate]

In Google Chrome, when I go to a login page, a window pops up asking to "Enter password for keyring 'default' to unlock". In most cases, whether I click Cancel or enter my password, the login form ...
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How to reduce the tearing while watching videos?

I'm using the Ubuntu 10.10 with both VLC player and MPlayer and already installed the ATI drivers. I watched the same videos on Windows 7 and Ubuntu. But on Ubuntu the images have a lot of tearing. I ...
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Software Center doesn't prompt for password

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10. The software center was asking me for password when I wanted to install/remove any application. Since last week, it doesn't prompt for password. Also, I have the same problem ...
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How do I install the build dependencies for Android?

I'm trying build the Android source using these packages. ButI am getting this error: $ sudo apt-get install git-core gnupg flex bison gperf build-essential zip curl zlib1g-dev gcc-multilib ...
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How can I change the default program for viewing pictures and photos?

or any other program while i'm at it, ubuntu built-in utilities are nice but there are better.
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How to delete Gnome Panel?

I am trying to get rid of my Gnome panels so that I can go to a purely Docky/Gnome-Do environment. I have got rid of everything, except for a single remaining panel which I cannot delete. The text ...
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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 ...
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Keyboard and touch-pad stopped working after shutting down the computer while it was installing updates

When I boot my notebook, the touch-pad and the keyboard don't respond. The last thing I did before shutting down was killing the terminal that was running a sudo apt-get install because I had to go. ...
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How do I get multiple workspaces in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reduce or increase the number of workspaces in Unity? This video from a Unity developer shows him clicking on the workspace button in the launcher to use ...
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Are the Ralink RT3090 drivers incompatible with Ubuntu 10.10?

Ralink Technology publishes their drivers in source code form on their website here. When complied with make and make install in 10.04, the drivers worked well in 32 and 64 bit versions of Lucid. ...
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How can I set a custom icon for a folder?

Some folders in my Home directory have special icons. I would like to do something like this with a custom icon for a folder.
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Possibility of recovering files from a dd zero-filled hard disk

I have "zero filled" (complete wiped) an external hard disk using dd, and from what I have heard: people said you should at least "zero fill" 3 times to be sure that the data are really wiped and no ...