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

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How do I switch to the Classic GNOME Desktop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to revert to GNOME Classic? How can I setup the Natty Classic Desktop to be "really" classic? I want to have the menus in the application window and I want to have ...
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How to upgrade Ubuntu from an ISO image

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 now and want to Upgrade to Ubuntu 11.04. The problem is my net connection is very slow and I can not do a network upgrade from the "Updates Manager". So, is there a way that I ...
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NVIDIA drivers not working after upgrade. Why can I only see terminal?

Tonight I upgraded to 11.04. Problems. Once I had finished the upgrade, I restarted my computer as it told me too. When I got past the ubuntu 11.04 (purple background orange dots), it simply went to ...
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How do I make Unity remember which applications are in the launcher?

When i log out and then log in again, the applications shown in Unity launcher are the default applications, neither can i add an application nor can i hide a default application. How to make Unity ...
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Can I edit which icons appear in the Unity dash?

When I open the dash in 11.04, I get two rows of icons. The first row contains 'lenses' that take me to lists of applicaitons/files; the second row opens specific applications - Browse the Web, View ...
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How do I use the GNOME Panel in Unity?

I really need to use the GNOME Applets, is there a way to do it?
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How to keep programs from launching maximized?

Every time I launch a program, say firefox, it starts maximized, how can I keep this from happening. Its so ridiculous that they have this as the default.
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Nvidia driver activated but currently not in use

I have just finished an install of ubuntu 11.04 beta 2. At the end of the installation I got a message informing that I do not have the required hardware for unity, and that I should choose "ubuntu ...
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Geforce Go 7300/7400 Blacklisted, Can I Still Run Unity?

Unity won't run on my new Ubuntu 11.04 install (with a Nvidia GeForce GO 7400). Ubuntu classic desktop works though, I tried all different drivers provided in the repositories. Doing System → ...
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How can I activate Unity?

I previously had ubuntu 10.10 installed and upgraded to 11.04. However, desktop is same 10.10 (gnome) as despite the upgrade. How can I disable the Gnome and activate Unity instead?
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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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FULL install Ubuntu on 4GB USB drive

Is there a way to full install Ubuntu 11.04 in a 4gb USB drive? It says that I need at least a 4.6 GB drive. I want the full install, not the live persistent installation. I think that it don't need ...
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How do I upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10? [duplicate]

I am ready to try Ubuntu 11.10, how do I upgrade to it from 11.04?
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Upgrading my Wubi 11.04 to 11.10

I want to upgrade my current Wubi installation (Ubuntu 11.04) to Ubuntu 11.10. Is this possible to do inside Wubi? Or do I have delete Wubi from Windows, therefore deleting my current Ubuntu ...
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How to install Ubuntu as the single OS on a MacBook?

How do I install Ubuntu as the only OS on a MacBook? That is, I'd like to completely remove Mac OS X and install Ubuntu. I've tried dual-booting, but I've had so much trouble that I prefer to have ...
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Stuck on GRUB Command Line

I am running Natty Alpha 3. I used Update Manager to install something (not sure what it was), then I restarted, but instead of listing all the kernels, it gave me a command line. I don't know what ...
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Why is my internet so slow with an Atheros wireless card?

Since I upgraded from Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04, my internet connection is as slow as hell. I have tested my other 10.10 machine and it is just as quick as the first one was. What has happened? Why is ...
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could not mount /dev/mapper/cryptswap1

I have just had a major issue with my Ubuntu 11.04 Natty which I think is going to end up in a reinstall :-( This is problem one of two so I've put them as two questions. For some unknown reason I ...
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how to stop apache2, mysql from starting automatically as computer starts?

My os is 11.04. I have apache2 & mysql installed. How to stop apache2, mysql from starting automatically as computer starts?
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Battery life decreased after upgrade to 11.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does my computer get less battery life with Ubuntu compared to Windows? After upgrading from Ubuntu 10.10, my battery life has decreased dramatically. There was a ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 randomly logs out in middle of use [closed]

I can see there is a question already.Since my problem is not quite the same but quite similar as far as I understand, I am asking it too. Basically in the middle of my usage i.e. browsing net or ...
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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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Why does my wifi randomly disconnect?

Happens sporadically, in 5-20 minute intervals; as soon as I reconnect to my school's network (sometimes requires re-authentication), it works fine until the next failure. When plugged into ...
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How to change the purple background color in grub?

How to do this manually, not installing any tools?
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How do I get my blacked out ttys back? [closed]

Original Question: After I replaced my Ubuntu 10.10 with 11.04 all I get when I Ctrl+Alt+F1–F6 into a tty is a black screen. Also when I boot there's a while of black screen after grub2 menu is ...
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How can I bring gnome sticky note back in unity?

If I'm right, panel applet is no longer supported in Unity. How can I bring sticky notes back? Is there any application or AppIndicator that has the same functionality (like show all notes when logged ...
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How do I debug when the system freezes or when it crashes back to login?

I am fairly new to Ubuntu and I was wonder what a good way is to debug when something crashes? For example: I installed 11.04 and the default media player banshee makes my laptop crash after a few ...
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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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Why do I get a “the location is not a folder” error when trying to open files using Dash or Synapse?

Within the last few days, I've encountered errors when trying to open files using Unity Dash, Synapse, or even the Gnome Search Tool. These methods will let me launch applications and folders, but ...
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Can Unity display a Launcher icon for Spread Mode?

There is a Launcher icon for Expo Mode (Super-S) located in the Launcher. Is there a way to put a Launcher icon for Spread Mode (Super-W) in the Launcher?
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How to enable File Manager to handle desktop after removing GNOME 3?

I am student from Indonesia. I've installed GNOME 3 from latest PPA and used instructions written by user Jon : How do I install the latest version of GNOME 3? And after that, I removed GNOME 3 and ...
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Fixing display issues on Intel 82845GL

I have opened up this question on launchpad too, but in the interest of getting a bigger response base I am posting it here, hoping someone will pick it up. Natty doesn't behave very well with the ...
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How can I change brightness through terminal

Now I can change it by Fn+ arrow right but now I need to do it via my shell script
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How to automatically switch monitors with my laptop dock

I have a Dell Precision M4300 with a Dell Dock PRO1X running Ubuntu Natty. When I have the laptop docked the lcd display is off and I use two external monitors however when I undock the laptop it ...
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When will compiz-based version Unity be available for testing?

I've read in another question that Canonical has already ported Unity to Compiz, and that this new version has much better performance on supported hardware. Since the work is done, is there an ...
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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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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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Gnome 3 ppa was unstable until April 28th, so is it ok now?

Everything I read said that the GNOME 3 PPA for Natty would be very experimental, cause sudden death, etc until April 28th. Well, today is April 28th, so if I start using GNOME 3 from the PPA will it ...
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How to make a custom boot-up splash animation

I just found some cool boot-up video and audio file, and I want to make a custom boot-up animation in Ubuntu 11.04. Any suggestions?
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How to install Canon PIXMA iP1600? [duplicate]

I have a Canon iP1600 connected wireless through Win system laptop, I just can't install the printer although I've googled and tried various ways recommended. I'm at my wit's end!
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Enable Overlay Scrollbars In all Applications

Is there a way to force all applications to use the Natty overlay scrollbars? Examples: Chrome doesn't use it, neither does Firefox, gnome-terminal or a host of other applications.
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Upgrading from 10.04 to 11.04

I want to upgrade Ubuntu 10.04 to 11.04 offline. I have burnt a Ubuntu 11.04 CD. During the installation there's an option; "Upgrade to 11.04". Will choosing this option affect my Windows partition? I ...
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How to revert software sources back to default? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix this “E:Type '*' is not known on line * in source list …” update error? I had a little problem with the sources of my update, I'm ...
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Can I install in UEFI mode with the alternate installer?

I'm wondering if it's possible to install Ubuntu 11.04 UEFI mode with the alternate installer. I've read that only grub-efi is needed to boot in UEFI mode. How do I install that?
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How do I fix a download issue when updating? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? For some reason every time I try to update by terminal, synaptic, and update manager I get this error message and I cannot update ...
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FGLRX (Catalyst 11.6) is it compatible with kernel 2.6.39?

I have recently Installed kernel 2.6.39 and also updated the AMD driver to version 11.6, however seems like it's not working. I was hoping that with this new driver AMD had support for the new kernel, ...
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Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG stopped working

my wlan works right after i installed ubuntu 11.04, after several hours it just stop detecting my wlan. my wlan is an Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan} Network Connection (rev 02). i downloaded ...
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Is there a way to blacklist an individual application from using overlay-scrollbars?

I am having problems with some programs when using overlay-scrollbars, mainly Code::Blocks and Eclipse. I've found several ways of disabling the overlay scrollbars completely, for all applications, ...
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What's the difference between GDM and LightDM?

What is the difference between GDM and LightDM? How can one switch between them. I mean if I have selected LightDM during installation process, will I be able switch to GDM?
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Multi screen problems “virtual size does not fit available size”

I recently upgraded to 11.04 beta 2 and everything works just like clockwork, but now I’ve run into multi screen issues :/ at first it worked but then a installed the proprietary drivers (I think this ...