This version of Ubuntu, code-named "Natty Narwhal", was released on Apr 28, 2011 and reached End-of-Life Oct 28, 2012. Questions about unsupported versions are likely to be closed as off-topic.

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Why isn't my upstart service starting on system boot?

Following on from this question, I have written a simple upstart service (/etc/init/pms.conf) for my headless Ubuntu Server 11.04 box as follows: start on filesystem and net-device-up IFACE=eth0 stop ...
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Mouse dead zone that makes it impossible to click?

I have upgraded my ubuntu from 10.11 to 11.04. The problem is, there is a horizontal mouse dead zone, I can not click in that area. My laptop is Acer Aspire 5920G But, when my friend installing ...
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How to enable notification area (systray) for Pidgin

The Pidgin icon won't appear in the notification area. I have already checked if the "Show system tray icon option" is set to "Always" in the Pidgin Preferences. I didn't find an equivalent solution ...
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Why is the data transfer rate so slow on my external USB 2.0 drive?

My external 1TB hard drive is connected to the front USB2.0 socket on my 11.04 box. When copying files I have a very slow data transfer rate rate of approx. 12 MB/sec maximum even though from the hard ...
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Clementine keyboard shortcuts not working

Does anyone else encounter problem with Clementine's keyboard shortcuts not working ? I have them assigned to but they do not work. Although for instance the shortcut to open preferences in ...
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GPG can't check signature

I was trying to recompile and rebuild libevent2 source from oneiric on my natty server and I had a small error with gpg not being able to check signature # dpkg-source -x libevent_2.0.12-stable-1.dsc ...
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Mouse wheel scrolling too fast

I have done a clean Natty install having bought a new SSD and find that in applications (ahem) such as Minecraft, and in the default web browser Firefox, the mouse scrolls too far . So for example in ...
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Will Ubuntu 11.04 use GNOME 3?

Will Ubuntu 11.04 use Gnome 3? If so, what differences for end-user is going to be? I know that there won't be Gnome shell, but what about the login screen? Will Ubuntu continue using that old (GNOME ...
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How to add kernel module parameters?

How to add a kernel module parameter in Ubuntu 11.04? Can I use the /etc/module file? If yes, how?
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Will 11.04 ship with Nautilus 3?

Will Ubuntu 11.04 contain new, redesigned Nautilus 3 from GNOME 3 ?
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Slow boot after clean install of Natty

The time have risen from 20-25 sec in Meerkat to 35 sec in Natty. I do not know if it is ureadahead but made a bugreport of it in launchpad. I tried Fedora shortly before installing Natty. They use ...
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Is it possible to read/write software reviews in different languages?

Does anyone know if it possible to write/display a review in a different language than your own primary one in the Software Center?
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How to change cursor in Unity?

As we have to have active compiz with Unity, I can't change the color, size, etc. of the cursor. Is there any way for do it?
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How to reorder tray icons? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to change the order of icons in the indicator applet? Using 11.04 beta. I see that you can no longer right-click and unlock|move tray icons. Is there a way ...
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Moving min/max/close buttons back to right hand side for full screen windows [closed]

How do I move the minimuze/maximise/close buttons to the right hand under Unity, for maximised windows? I've used gconf-editor to change /apps/metacity/general/button_layout to move them to the right ...
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How do I add a name to a launcher?

I added application to launcher like this. I run it from command line, then when icon appeared in launcher, I right clicked it and checked "Keep In Launcher". It works fine, but I'd like to add name ...
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Nautilus is extremely slow

I am on Ubuntu 11.04. And Nautilus is very slow. It opens directories for 3-5 seconds even if a directory contains just a few small files. Even selecting of a file or directory with narrow keys is ...
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Why I Can't swap the windows on Window List at gnome panel after upgrading?

I am sorry but let me include an image for better explanation. I had been entered into Classic Mode. Sorry for my insufficient information. At 10.10, the 'boxes' can be swapped and in appearance ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 unity / classic load fails - remains at background without toolbars / windows

IMPORTANT: Ubuntu Classic (without effects) works. I am trying to get unity to work. Have the following problem with Ubuntu 11.04 (had it with 10.10 too, but disabling KMS or using the fglrx driver ...
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Freeze when resuming from screensaver or monitor-sleep-state [closed]

I've installed Natty on an older Samsung desktop at work. It's a shared machine that needs no screen-locking, passwords, or anything else. (Perhaps it should have those features, but nobody would use ...
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How to update Eclipse 3.5.2 to 3.6.2?

I want to develop swing applications using the visual editor in Eclipse, but it need Eclipse 3.6. But it is already up-to-date using synaptic package manager. Is there a separate PPA for the version 3....
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How do I set up a service?

I have a script that I would like to run as a service on my Ubuntu Server 11.04 headless box. That is, I want to have the correct files under /etc/init.d/ and to be able to control it via the service ...
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disable shutdown/suspend if there is other user logged in via ssh

I remember that in versions of ubuntu around 9.04 was possible to disable user to shutdown ( and maybe suspend too ) system if there was other user logged in.Something like policykit or similar. Is ...
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Why don't applications opened as root use global menu?

Why do applications like synaptic (and other that need root privilege) have their menus in the window instead of top panel? Is it going to change or will it stay like that to indicate that user is on ...
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How do I boot a minimal CD ISO from a USB stick and use a wireless driver

I am trying to install Ubuntu 11 x64 minimal but I found that I dont have a wired ethernet connection (its broken) but I can possibly connect wirelessly. Is it possible to use the minimal CD image ...
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How do I install the Unity Books Lens, and how do I use it?

I read that there is a Unity Book Lens available. How do I install it and how do I use it?
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Is there a command for the “Workspace Switcher”?

I just learned about "whereis" in terminal as a way to find a command to launch a given application. However, I still can't find (a way to find) the command to launch the "Workspace Switcher" in natty ...
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GDM session list borked

I must have done something especially stupid, but I observe the following behavior: When I start gdm, I see the "Warning: unable to load /etc/gdm/custom.conf: file not found" message. My GDM ...
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Enabling single click to open items in Nautilus

It seems that Nautilus doesn't have the usual headings under 11.04. I'm used to selecting Edit > Preferences > Behavior and then choosing single-click. How do we enable single-click in 11.04?
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How can I deal with file association in different application(not in Nautilus)?

Maybe i don't understand the system. Upgraded to (reinstalled) Ubuntu 11.04. Is there any way the applications can use something that i set in nautilus, or it's just a wrong idea about the usage? In ...
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Unity crashed, how can I report that to developers?

im on ubuntu natty and experiencing some weird random restarts of unity. This started happening after i installed conky and set compiz to remove its shadow. The restarting could possibly be attributed ...
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How to dual boot two different Linux distributions?

I am looking for a way to multiboot windows, lubuntu (natty), and arch linux. I know how I could set it up, but I want to know the right way. Right now each distro has their own grub install, and ...
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How do I add more swap easily so that I can hibernate my laptop?

I installed Natty on my laptop with default options. I guess it created a swap partition equal to the size of my RAM. Every time I try to hibernate I get the "not enough swap" message, which is ...
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How can I put a shortcut to a file in the Unity launcher?

Is it possible to put a shortcut to a file (like a application launcher but opens a file instead of launching a program) in the Unity launcher, and if so, how?
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How to change overlay scrollbar color? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the color of the scroll bar? In my /home/myname/.themes/themename/gtkrc file I found this: style "murrine-scrollbar" { bg[SELECTED] = shade (0.6, @...
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Changing the login screen design? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change the login screen theme? How do I change how the login screen looks in Ubuntu 11.04? I want to change both the background and the design of the grey ...
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Compiling AVLD on 11.04

I'm trying to install AVLD 1.4 on Natty. I've unpacked the files, but when I compile them with make, it fails: make -C /lib/modules/2.6.38-8-generic-pae/build M=/home/jmendeth/Downloads/avld_0.1.4 ...
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Is The Nvidia Geforce 7300 LE Blacklisted?

I have a Geforce 7300 LE. Is that blacklisted in Natty? Are there any video card checking utilities available that will check compatibility with Natty before downloading/installing? I want to make ...
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Why does nothing happen when I click “Shutdown” from the “shutdown…” dialog?

I've been through all questions with the 'Shutdown' tag on this site - but this is different. I choose "Shutdown..." from the session menu. I then click "Shutdown" on the dialog that appears. ...
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Unity launcher bar stuck and won't hide

When using drag and drop the launcher bar reveals and will not hide unless I close the program. Is their a fix?
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What office suite will be used in 11.04?

Which office suite will be used in Ubuntu 11.04? Open Office or LibreOffice?
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How do I install Unity 3-D web player?

I want to install the Unity 3-d web player on Ubuntu 11.04. I would like to use it on different sites such as http://firecraft.games2be.com/play. Is it possible?
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How to upgrade from Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04? [duplicate]

I want to upgrade from ubuntu 10.10 to ubuntu 11.04.
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How to start X and Unity, without gdm?

I installed Natty over my 10.10 that started in text mode. Before Natty, after booting, I run the graphical environment with startx and all was fine. Now, with Natty, if I run startx, the graphical ...
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How do I share files with a Mac?

I would like to allow a Mac user on the same network to edit (in-place) a stylesheet file on my localhost. Hence I would like to share /var/www/site1 with users on the network. How can I do this?
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Downgrade PHP to PHP5.2?

I want to install PHP 5.2 in Ubuntu 11.04 , I had some script that did that thing good but only on Ubuntu 9, anyone has a script / instructions how to do it?
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Can the update manager download only a single package at a time?

I need the update manager to only download a single package at a time and not try to download multiple packages at once. My slow internet cannot handle multiple connections; slows the download to a ...
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kget, Skype, and Vuze are not showing up in my panel

I have been having trouble with Unity. kGet, Skype and Vuze all give me the same problem. I can launch them once and after that if I close the Window I won't be able to get the application back. ...
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How do I install Adobe AIR? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Adobe AIR? I found some links, but they all seem a bit unsure, so I'm wondering if it is possible, and looking for simple (if possible) instructions.
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Firefox becomes default browser after upgrade. Cannot revert to Google Chrome

Upgraded my notebook to Natty Beta 1 two days ago. All seems to be in order except for a very annoying little thing. I used to have Google Chrome as my default browser, and after the upgrade, this ...