Codenamed "Oneiric Ocelot", this version was released on Oct 13, 2011 and is no longer supported since May 9, 2013. Questions about unsupported versions are likely to be closed as off-topic.

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“You are not the owner…” message when trying to access folder

In the properties menu of this folder the permission is set to "root" user and group, it shows the message "you are not the owner, so you cannot change these permissions." I am indeed the owner and ...
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How do I change the OS name in the Boot menu - Windows bootloader?

I have installed ubuntu 11.10 with Wubi (windows installer) and when i boot my computer it gives me the option of windows 7 home premium and Ubuntu. I want to change the name of Ubuntu to Windows 7 ...
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How to install and run Windows XP / Vista in KVM headless server?

I have a Headless Ubuntu 11.10 Server running with KMV installed. I was able to install and run several VMs with the vmbuilder. However, now I want to install and run several Windows (XP & Win7) ...
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How to install a Logitech c310 webcam?

I bought a new Logitech C310 webcam. I don't know how to install it on Ubuntu. I am trying to install this software through the terminal window. wine /media/LWS_2_0/Setup.exe but its showing as ...
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How to convert VIDEO_TS folder to video format

I have a movie directory with a sub directory VIDEO_TS in it. I want to convert this to a video file like avi, mp4, etc... How can I convert this? Right now I can see it with VLC of course but I want ...
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How do I toggle sound with amixer?

Including Natty I was always able to toggle (mute/unmute) the 'Master' sound volume with the amixer sset Master toggle command that I linked to an edge binding in CompizConfig-Manager. Now after ...
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Wrong Keyboard Map

I have Ubuntu 11.10. I have an English keyboard and have set the keyboard layout to English (UK) in the System settings -> Keyboard Layout. It is the only layout listed. Recently my keyboard has ...
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Syncing iPhone on Banshee

On a previous question I have been told to use Banshee as a replacement for iTunes, which leads me to this question:can I upload movies on my iPhone using Banshee instead of iTunes?
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How to create a URL link on the Unity desktop

how do I create a URL link on the desktop? On Lucid one could create a URL by right clicking the desktop anywhere and a menu would appear that allowed the creation of a launchpad location (a URL) and ...
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Multi subnet in ubuntu with dnsmasq

I have a multi lan port box that install ubuntu server 11.10. I am setup network in /etc/network/interfaces file as follow: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static ...
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Touchpad scroll not working on HP Pavilion dm3 laptop

I have an HP Pavilion dm3 laptop running Ubuntu 11.10. My touchpad works perfectly fine, but with one exception, the scrolling does not work. Does anybody out there know of any sure-fire fix that ...
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Radeon HD 6850 VMware 3D Support?

I'm a new Ubuntu user (new to all of linux actually). I've installed Ubuntu 11.10 x64 and have been enjoying it, but I wanted to see how it would perform using VMware for small time gaming since I ...
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How do I enable mouseover window focusing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set focus follows mouse? I am trying to enable the feature where a window becomes focused (whether in foreground or background) when the mouse hovers over it. ...
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Tools to flash the firmware from terminal/gui

What tools can I find in Ubuntu to flash the firmware of the motherboard or any other hardware from terminal or gui. Specially for those formats that ask for a 3.5 disk (In this time of age??) or ...
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Windows hostnames are not resolved

I know that similar questions has already been asked. However, as suggested in the answers to that question I have the winbind package installed and have wins in /etc/nsswitch.conf: hosts: ...
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How to display time in the top panel?

I thought I already had the time up there in the top bar, and it may have been so in previous Ubuntu versions (don't remember, my Ubuntu laptop is just one of three computers I use). Only that I just ...
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Why does switching users completely hang my system every time?

I have a fresh install of 11.04 64bit, with 2 administrator accounts and 4 normal accounts. The 4 normal accounts (the kids' accounts) don't have passwords, they can login simply by clicking on ...
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How can I activate bitmap fonts?

I need to use pcf fonts but it seems that they are disabled now. I followed this thread without success. (both 70-yes-bitmaps.conf and -bitmaps) The fonts are visible with xfontsel but the app can't ...
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Wrong memory info for ATI Radeon video card with `lspci -v` command?

Could someone help me read this information better, I am suspicious of this line: Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M] My video card is supposed to have 1GB of memory, however I'm ...
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Google Earth shows a black screen and options are greyed out

I have installed the latest .deb Google Earth from Google, but the Google window is black (where the earth should be) Plus all 3D options are greyed out. I have checked my graphics card, and 3D is ...
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How do I install and select cursor themes?

I'm new to this amazing OS (Ubuntu 11.10) and I've been changing a lot of things and experimenting (it's fun you know). But I don't know how to install cursor themes. Can I install this? ...
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No sound after upgrading to VLC 2.0.1

Every sound is working on my 11.10 64bit machine except of VLC. I upgraded via the n-muench PPA from 1.1 to 2.0 and since that moment there is no sound anymore. The only sound bits I get are strange ...
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xvidcap: Error accessing sound input from /dev/dsp

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 and I'm trying xvidcap to record a screencast with audio from the microphone, however it can't record any sound: $ xvidcap --file appo.avi --cap_geometry 700x500-0+0 Error ...
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How to install colour profile screen device not listed

Under Natty I had a lovely .icc calibration file for my laptop's screen. It's awful without it. Under Oneiric, when I go to 'Color' in the settings manager only my webcam is listed in the devices ...
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Install OpenNi Ubuntu 11.10

I cannot find install instructions for OpenNi Ubuntu 11.10 anywhere on the internet. Does anyone have a link to how to get it up and running or how I can get started?
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How to go between partitions in terminal

A very basic query which requires your kind guidance. If I am at command prompt in either DOS or Windows, I would use, (if I am in C: drive) d: to go to drive D. What is the equivalent in Ubuntu ...
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Thunderbird uses the wrong browser

I'm unable to make Thunderbird open the default browser. In the browser preferences, Chromium is selected as the default browser. It's also selected in "Default Applications" in System Settings. In ...
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Repeat key functionality doesn't work

On logging into Oneiric, my repeat key functionality doesn't work. Holding in a key will not repeat. I can work around this by going into System Settings>>Keyboard and slightly adjusting the delay ...
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FTP Connection established…Connection timed out problem with all my sites and FTP programs?

Just few hours ago FileZilla was working fine. Then, suddenly I started to get this error: Status: Resolving address of ftp.readtypechinese.com Status: Connecting to 69.175.14.60:21... Status: ...
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Laptop SIM card slot not recognized

My laptop, Lenovo T520 has a Sim Card Slot that can be revealed when removing the battery. I have a 3G USB dongle with a SIM card that works fine, however I would like to take advantage of the ...
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12.04 upgrade from 11.10 stuck at restoring previously installed packages

I am trying to upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04. The machine is acer aspire core i3, 2.1ghz, ram 6gb, hard disk 500 gigabyte. I am using a usb stick with a downloaded 12.04 live install. The install ...
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How do I get a TP Link TL WN722N wireless card working?

I recently built a barebones machine (shuttle SH67H3), installed Oneiric (64-bit) and everything was great (no wireless card but wired connection was fine). Now our router has changed locations and ...
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How to make xcalib always start up automatically?

I added the command xcalib -gc 1.2 monitor-profile.icc to my startup applications. It does set up the monitor colors in regard to a calibration file (icc). It works, however after about 1 or 2 ...
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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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How to change screen output to HDMI, when laptop screen is broken?

My laptop (Samsung N510) screen is broken and I've recently tried to install ubuntu 11.10. I'm planning to use the laptop with HDMI connected to my TV. While installing from a USB stick, both laptop ...
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Process gets stuck on futex_wait_queue_me()

I have a process that uses Groovy+Java and works fine on a windows machine, but on Ubuntu 11.10 it hangs every a couple of minutes for a few minutes (!!) when I look at the resource monitor I see ...
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CD/DVD drive not being read/won't mount

I've looked all over the web and I can't find an answer to my problem. A few days ago when I would insert a CD, it would auto mount, but now for some reason it isn't showing up. I was using Ubuntu ...
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How to enable forwarding of data between two local interfaces?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on a refurbished machine. I have also replaced a defective NIC card with a new NIC card, two NIC cards are recognized when the install occurs. I also have squid installed ...
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Why am I not able to send an email from command line

This is what I did (as per a few discussions on this website) mail -s "hi" addressee@email.xyz < test.txt Where text.txt has the message. I checked to see if mail did exist and it does at ...
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How do I access my Bash History? [duplicate]

I am fairly new to Linux and I need to find a way to show the contents of my Bash History via the command line, and unfortunately I can't seem to find anything that works, or that I can understand. I ...
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No sound and flash videos play super fast after daily update

I just updated my 11.10 Ubuntu from the regular auto updater. After I restarted my laptop I have no sound and the videos in YouTube (and other websites) play super fast. Not sure if it has something ...
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PulseAudio does not recognize laptop microphone

I was trying to tune my guitar and when I increased the microphone input volume, I went into the sound settings, changed it, and it worked. In the connector options list, analog ...
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Stop Boinc from auto-start on system boot

I have installed Boinc and subscribed to the projects I used to have on my old Windows machine. Everything works fine with one exception. I did not see any option in Boinc Manager to specify if I want ...
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How to create videos for websites (personal blog, youtube..)

I am going to start making Ubuntu tutorial videos again but this time around I will like to know what is the best format for uploading videos to my personal blog or to youtube. In the past I was using ...
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How to do firmware updates/upgrades to a Blackberry

I have several clients/friends that have Blackberry and wish to update their phone but without installing Windows. Any windows. Just doing it from Ubuntu. How can this be done. The update the mention ...
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Mouse pointer freezing up

I'm not sure if it should be asked here or on forums but I'll still put it up here to get discussion started, So 2 days back I upgraded to 11.10 64bit beta. There are few crashes which I already ...
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How do I install the arduino IDE?

I Have an Arduino UNO, Which I need to get working with Ubuntu. Can somebody explain to me the steps required to install the IDE on Ubuntu?
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Will I be able to run Gnome 2 in 11.10?

Will there be a way to eliminate Gnome 3 in 11.10 and install Gnome 2 on that sytem?
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Craving acceptable video playback and nothing more, armed with 11.10. Oneiric and blessed with an ATI 256MB card

My problem seems to be relatively simple: I would like to be able to watch simple videos on Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric), using an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450, 256 MB graphics card, presently relying on the ...
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Why is sudoers NOPASSWD option not working?

I have a NOPASSWD line in /etc/sudoers (edited with visudo) gatoatigrado ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: /bin/set-slow-cpufreq However, the output is, gatoatigrado@coral:~> sudo -n /bin/set-slow-cpufreq ...