Codenamed "Natty Narwhal", this version was released on Apr 28, 2011 and is no longer supported since Oct 28, 2012. Questions about unsupported versions are likely to be closed as off-topic.

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Display problem in ubuntu 11.4

Display getting off. when i am trying to load ubuntu 11.04. Other operating system working perfectly. My system configuration is Pentium core2duo processor, Intel DG41WV mother board, 2 GB DDR3 Ram, ...
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error while installing GRACE on ubuntu 11.04

./configure command was completed, and after giving the make command following error was there in terminal: make[1]: Entering directory `/home/administrator/Desktop/grace-5.1.22/cephes' gcc -O2 -m486 ...
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How do I change my keyboard layout while using xmonad?

So I have an IBM Thinkpad X31, running natty and xmonad as the window manager. The keyboard is Italian. I wish to use an American English keyboard mapping, all the time. How do I do this?
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How can i force the installation of the Virtualbox Extension pack?

I'm having a BIG probelm with VirtualBox, everytime i try to add or install the newest extension pack it gives an error, at first it asked me to add my user to the vboxuser group, which i already did, ...
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Wireless is disabled by hardware switch

Network manager shows the message "wireless is disabled by hardware switch" while three is no switch on the laptop to disable wireless. below is the lshw output which might help to get to the ...
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Cannot open any PDF file using Okular

Today I found online saying that Okular is a very good document viewer. So I installed it from the software center. After the installation, Okular could not open any PDF files. Actually it could not ...
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Acting as though the laptop Fn key is pressed

I have a Fujitsu laptop and all was working fine until I ended teamviewer. On the keyboard it has a numberpad on some of the letters which you press the Fn button to use. The system is acting like I ...
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How to connect MTS MBlaze

i have installed ubuntu 11.04 inside the windows xp. i have MTS Mblaze USB Modem. (my service provider is MTS MBlaze,india) i want to use Mblaze into ubuntu so that i did the following steps for make ...
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How to pass file as argument in .desktop file for wine application

I actually want to ask two questions: Where can I find more about available arguments/parameters shortcuts for Exec entry in desktop files (like %U, %u, %f...) Main question, how to pass file as ...
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Trying to recover data from Access-Your-Private-Data.desktop - can't get into Unity

I have 3.5 year old Lenovo Thinkpad w/ an i5 running Windows 7 and previously Ubuntu 10.04, each on it's own 50/50 partition of a 500GB HDD. I rarely use this laptop because the battery is pretty much ...
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How to properly play .mkv files?

I am having a problem while playing .mkv files. Every time I play a .mkv file, the audio can be heard but video cannot be seen. The only way to see the video if I actually right click on it or put a ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu on VMware recognize my wireless connection?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 on VMware on a Windows 7 host OS. Wireless connection is working fine on the host OS but Ubuntu is not even recognizing it. What can be the problem here? Why is Ubuntu ...
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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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How to share music through DAAP using Rhythmbox?

I have enabled DAAP plugin in Rhythmbox, ticked the "Share my music" option, but no DAAP server shows up in my other clients (android and another PC). Am I missing something, like firewall ...
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How to add a temperature indicator to the panel?

I have installed the sensors-applet using the terminal line: sudo apt-get install sensors-applet. but there is no applet in the list of applets when I right-click on the gnome-panel. I am using ...
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How to set pressure sensitivity in GIMP to control line thickness?

My sister is moving from Windows and I just got her a new graphics tablet. However, the pressure sensitivity controls opacity rather than line thickness; she really needs this feature from ...
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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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Terminal shortcut key

I liked the shortcut for opening a terminal and if I remember correctly it was Ctrl-Alt-t that opened a terminal window. Now with a later version of Ubuntu this shortcut is no longer predefined, I ...
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11.04 upgrade to 14.10 fails [duplicate]

I tried to upgrade with the manager but guess what? My version is 11.04 and the manager try to upgrade to 11.04. What can I do and is it possible to upgrade through all those End-of-Life versions, ...
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How to permanently enable compressed ram swap? What version to use?

EDIT: In precise there's now zram-config. It's an upstart job compressing up to half of your ram spread over $(number of CPU cores) swap devices. It didn't allways start at boot but issuing sudo ...
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xmonad dual monitors

I have been giving the window manager Xmonad a try for a few days now on Ubuntu 11.04. I like it a lot but i just set up a second monitor and haven't found the way to configure Xmonad properly for ...
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Reduce touchpad touch sensitivity or disable tap-to-click unless key is pressed

Is there a way to reduce the sensitivity to touch of the touchpad? I keep accidentally clicking while typing (disable while typing seems to have little use). Other possible solutions to my issue: ...
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Stuck at Busybox v1.18.4 (ubuntu 1:1.18.4-2ubuntu2) built-in shell (ash) Enter help for a list of commands

I've installed win 7 and ubuntu 11.04. I was trying to upgrade my machine to 11.10. It was all good, it installed all the upgrades and asked me to restart. After restarting I got the login screen ...
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How to fix “No Soundcards Found”

I was trying to get IEC958/SPDIF optical out working on my ASUS P8P67PRO V3 motherboard running Natty and I seem to have wiped out a crucial part of my sound setup. Here is the output from some ...
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How can I force a USB modem to only connect via EDGE and not 3G?

How do I get Network-admin to restrict connection to GSM (Edge) instead of flipping between 3G and Edge and lose connection. Usually it works out-of-the box, but at my current location there are a lot ...
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How do I remove Wine program entries from the menu?

I had installed some programms with Wine, but I removed Wine from my computer. Now when I browse all applications in the Unity menu, the symbols of the programms I installed with Wine are still there. ...
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How to make permanent change to .config/user-dirs.dirs?

Each time I changed and saved .config/user-dirs.dirs, and after restarted the system, the XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR are reverted: diff --git a/.config/user-dirs.dirs b/.config/user-dirs.dirs index ...
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Install Broadcom driver

I have a live USB of Ubuntu 11.04. I trying to get the WiFi to work. There seem to be two options. Install the driver in live USB mode, then have it gone after the required restart or install Ubuntu ...
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How can I quickly and cleanly kill a print job?

On occasion, I've tried to kill a print job started in error, to avoid a waste of paper and toner. I know there are several layers to the printing system in use, and the GUI printer queue applet is ...
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Is there an easy way to view the print queue?

With the (apparent) loss of the print indicator in Natty, I'm having a little trouble keeping track of my print queue easily. At the moment to bring up a print queue, I bring up the "Printing" ...
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How to setup neatx?

How can I setup neatx server on ubuntu natty? I'm looking for a step by step guide from a fresh natty installation.
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How to change the refresh rate at which the network manager updates the wireless access points

Sometimes it takes too long for the network manager to update to see new wireless AP. Is it possible to change the time interval between checks?
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STARTX in ubuntu 11.04 [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu 11.04 Server - 64 bit edition & I want to further use it from GUI. Can any one guide me how to install GUI on top of it. I get below message on command The Prog startx is ...
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How to install Samsung AllShare or recommendations for other DNLA Server options?

How can I install Samsung Allshare ( a windows app) on ubuntu 11.04? I have tried unsuccessfully using Wine. Alternatively, can you recommend other DNLA server options?
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How do I fix “no public keys available” errors?

When I download updates or installing new software I get these warnings that I have no public keys. This just appeared one day and I didn't remove/add something to create this. Release: The ...
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Problems streaming UPNP/DLNA from Ubuntu machine

I've set up both mediatomb and minidlna on my ubuntu 10.04 PC. They both stream media perfectly to my Android phone (Samsung Galaxy) and Google TV (Logitech Revue) using UPNP. Yet my laptop (Ubuntu ...
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How to use the keyboard in gthumb image viewer?

I cannot use arrows nor shift-space, nor any key or key combination to go to previous image in gthumb 2.13.1 (Ubuntu Natty Narwhal 11.10). There should be shortcut-keys even to flip horizontally and ...
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UI elements become completely unresponsive

Many of my UI elements become completely unresponsive. This happens in both Unity and GNOME Classic. There are lot's of examples of this, but usually only some of the UI elements are unresponsive ...
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Is Turbo Boost Working?

I recently purchased a laptop with a sandy bridge CPU that is supposed to have turbo boost. Is turbo boost supported in 11.04? How can I tell if it's working? I tried this but it seems to only detect ...
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rsyslogd using 197% CPU for the past few days

I'm running Natty server on the rackspace cloud and rsyslogd as been churning away usin 197% CPU (quad core machine I believe) for the past few days. Is there anything I can do to figure out what is ...
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How do I write a Screenlet?

I'm trying to write a screenlet. It should basically just display a background (could be generated in screenlet or svg) and display some text. I know about the template screenlet and documentation, ...
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How do I change the trash keyboard shortcut?

After upgrading to Natty I found that the Win+T shortcut is mapped to the trash. I changed it to run a terminal in the keyboard shortcuts, but it did not change the mapping and I do not see where ...
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Vuze is not opening once it is closed in Ubuntu 11.04?

I have installed Vuze on Ubuntu 11.04.Everything is working fine.But when I close Vuze and try to reopen it, it won't open. If I restart the system and try opening Vuze it would open normally. So can ...
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How do I stop my ethernet network connection from dropping?

My ethernet-based network connection doesn't stay up consistently. I'm running a ping against the gateway and it will: Work for a minute Freeze, time out, or give multi-second response times Repeat ...
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How do I prevent .xsession-errors from eating disk space?

Is there any way to completely disable the .xsession-errors file? I have it as a symlink to /tmp so that my laptop hard disk can (hopefully) go to sleep for once, but at least 95% of the stuff in the ...
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How can I prevent eyestrain?

I can use a Windows machine for 10 hours straight without the slightest problem, but after around 15-30 minutes of using ubuntu my eyes become sore and dried out. I currently have 11.04 installed ...
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What user-friendly VPN software is available?

Other than the Network Manager applet at the Natty panel, is there any other user-friendly VPN tool available. One which has a GUI and can be easily setup. Ref. question : ConnMan not detecting ...
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How do I fix Unity crashing after using Unity Tweak Tool to set Window spreading/scaling?

The problem: After setting Window spreading to on in Unity Tweak Tool, Unity will crash on trying to initiate the Window spread/Scale Compiz effect. This results in the Unity panel and launcher, as ...
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How can I fix the ugly fonts in java applications?

In Natty, and maybe since Ubuntu is using the ambiance theme by default, it seems java applications have a problem with fonts. This screen is easily reproducible by starting this webstart application ...
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Youtube video freezes in Lubuntu 11.04

What happens : (1) video freezes after a few seconds of idling while audio remains intact. (2) video resumes if I move the mouse. What I tried : (1) right click on a video -> "settings" -> ...