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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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Can I use easy_install?

Can I use easy_install on Ubuntu 10.10? If yes, then how?
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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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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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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 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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What is the building photographed in this stock wallpaper?

I'm sure I've seen a picture of the full building somewhere. The image is a blue-tinted display of the building's facade - facing into a blue sky. It's a part of the stock wallpapers in Ubuntu 10.10 ...
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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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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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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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Mouse wheel jumpy on scrolling

I have a small issue that's really annoying me and wondering if there is a possible fix for it. im using the latest distro of Ubuntu 10.10 and when scrolling up and down pages, especially in google ...
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Is it possible to use a 2.6.38 kernel with 10.10?

I have simple question. Is it possible to use new 2.6.38 kernel with Ubuntu 10.10? Does there exists some PPA or you need to compile?
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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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How to disable touchpad on Dell Latitude E-Series (E5510, E6510)?

I want to disable the touchpad. I want to keep the trackstick. Is it possible? The Alps touchpad is recognized by the kernel as a PS/2 Generic Mouse. Not all its features are supported by the kernel ...
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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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Upgrade while keeping home partition

My home directory is on a separate partition. I am on 10.10 from 10.04 via upgrade. How can I perform a clean install of 10.10 while keeping this partition? Will it perform as well as a clean install? ...
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Disk Utility: What's the difference between “Unmount” and “Safe Removal”?

System > Administration > Disk Utility What's the difference between "Unmount Volume" and "Safe Removal"? Say you insert a flash drive and open the Disk Utility UI, if you click on "Safe Removal" you ...
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Is Btrfs in 10.10 considered stable?

I'm upgrading my laptop to Maverick (10.10) and I noticed btrfs is an option for the filesystem. I read a while ago that the Ubuntu team weren't sure if it was going to be stable for Maverick. Does ...
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No Alt+F2 in Ubuntu Netbook 10.10?

I am stumped. I upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 Beta 3 and for some reason I can't get Alt-F2 to do anything. Is this a known bug or am I just not doing the right thing?
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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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How can I record Skype conversations?

We are a small company and we have a help desk service to support our clients. We want to use Skype to provide voice live support. This is the easy part. What we need also, is to be able to record ...
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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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Getting flash 10.2 GPU acceleration working

I'm using 32 bit ubuntu 10.10 and the latest version of the NVidia drivers for an ION GPU and have downloaded the new 10.2 flash beta. I can confirm that in firefox I am using the beta of flash 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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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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Software to create a video slideshow?

I have a bunch of pictures I'd like to make into a basic slideshow, as a video (e.g. mpeg/avi). What software is available to do this? I started using PiTiVi based on recommendation in another ...
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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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Logging out other users from the command line

Sometimes when there are too many users logged in it can cause my computer to become very slow and laggy due to low amount of available RAM. I would like to be able to quickly log out the other users ...
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Can I make the global application menu show the full application title?

I've been using Ubuntu Netbook Edition as my main OS for a while now. I really like it, but I have one complaint. Whenever an application as a long title, it gets cut off. For example the terminal ...
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gnome-settings-daemon doesn't apply themes, unless I kill it and start it manually [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu 10.10 forgets desktop theme. UPDATE: It looks like i'm experiencing this bug where Ubuntu can't do themes on fast computers (e.g. SSD drive and/or i7 CPU). ...
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How do I add Matlab to the main menu?

I was trying to add the installed matlab to the menu of Applications under Ubuntu 10.10. I clicked Gnome-Menu -> Preference -> Main Menu -> Programming -> New Item, where I input the Matlab file ...
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What is the default vim colorscheme?

I really like the default vim colorscheme in 10.10 but I can't figure out what it's called -- I want to turn it on for my Debian box as well.
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Should I align partitions on an SSD, if so how do I do it at install time?

I just bought a new SSD (OCZ Vertex 2) and plan to do a clean install of Maverick on it (/home is on a separate HDD). I read that it is wise to align SSD partitions. What advantages does it truly ...
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Encrypt home drive after installation

I declined to encrypt to my home drive whilst installing ubuntu. Is it possible to encrypt it after installation? if so, how?
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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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Can't set permissions for files on an NTFS partition

I remember that I was able to run a Linux .exe that was placed on an NTFS partition earlier before I installed 10.10 RC. But if I try to run it now, I can't run it as it hasn't the execution ...
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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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What differences are there between the various version of emacs available?

Ubuntu (10.10) offers emacs21,22,23 and emacs-snapshot. What are the differences between them and which one does the emacs package install by default? Also, I presume emacs-snapshot-gtk is the most up ...
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Empathy cannot connect to MSN account

I've just installed Maverick, and while it seems to work so far, Empathy is unable to connect to my MSN account. I've verified that Pidgin can connect. I've tried looking at the Empathy debug log, ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 trash CPU overload

I have a weird bug with Ubuntu 10.10 on one of my computer. When I empty the trash, the process - gvfsd-trash goes to 200% and does not stop until I kill it (using kill -9). Does not matter if I have ...
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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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How to install apple safari without using wine?

Being a web developer I would like to install Apple Safari to check the proper working of my code. But I'm not getting how to install the Apple Safari on Ubuntu 10.10? (Without wine)
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How come you don't need sudo privileges to update the packages list in the 10.10 Update Manager?

I have noticed that when I press the "Check" button from the Update Manager in Maverick, it starts directly downloading the information on packages without asking me my password (sudo verification) ...
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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 remove keyboard icon from keyboard layout indicator (to leave just the language abbr. alone)?

I'd like to remove a keyboard icon, so replacing "[###] USA" as keyboard layout indicator to just "En", an English or American flag, or "USA" at least. How can I achieve this? UPDATE: When I've ...
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How can I switch between the CFS and BFS schedulers?

Related to a question on which is better, the CFS or BFS scheduler: Where do I find a list of which schedulers are available? And how do I switch between them?
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Where does Ubuntu store its library files?

I want to add my own library to use in c compiling, but don't really know where ubuntu stores it.
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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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How can you keep a record of notifications?

I'm using Radio-Tray and I would like to keep a list of the tracks which get played and I was wondering if it was possible to do this by keeping a record of the Ubuntu notifications?
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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 ...