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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Ctrl+A does not work in all programs

I use Ubuntu 11.10. And I have a big problem. In some programs Ctrl+A doesn't work. For example in Chrome Ctrl+A doesn't work; only in text areas. In Gedit Ctrl+A doesn't work at all. In Qutim Ctrl+A ...
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Blogger or Wordpress, which has better integration with Ubuntu? [on hold]

About to start my own blog about Ubuntu on my fresh 11.10 install. I would like to know the pros and cons of using either platform in a Ubuntu environment.
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Install a list of packages only if they aren't already installed

I'm trying to automate my setup as much as possible. To do this I have lists of packages that I want to install, for example: banshee wireshark audacity thunderbird thunderbird-lightning calibre ...
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Some keys on my laptop's keyboard stops working after i login in ubuntu 11.10

i'm using ubuntu 11.10 on my samsung R480 laptop.Now the problem is that i can't use some keys on my laptop's keyboard such as 'u','i','o','p','j','k','l',';''m','.' and also when pressing the keys ...
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“Unknown filesystem unionfs” although all packages and modules are installed

I'm trying to mount a unionfs file system in fstab (as one of the steps in this guide), with the following line: unionfs /usr unionfs nodev,noatime,dirs=/.filesystems/usr/overlay=ro:/usr=rw 0 0 ...
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How to configure KDE default settings for a new user of a group?

I'm a sys admin on Kubuntu 11.10 machine. Where do I configure the basic config for a new user (say belonging to group "users")? Edit 1: I want to configure langauages - currently my new users get ...
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Deja Dup`s “Back Up Now” button is not highlighted

I have setup my backup folder and put the Automatic backups switch to on. In the Overview tab I cant press the "Back Up Now" because it is grayed out. I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and here is the content ...
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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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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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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 do I set the vsync option with the radeon driver?

ok am very new to linux so am finding quite a few stumbling blocks with it but most of the help i can find online. i have a sempron with an older ati gfx card that requires me to use the radeon ...
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Why doesn't the Libreoffice icon appear on my launcher when running?

When we run an application, its icon would appear on the launcher and so we can call it back after minimize it. Specially, a little triangle would keep appearing near the icon, meaning this ...
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How do I make my HP G62 function keys work?

I've just installed Ubuntu 11.10 (but this problem also appears at 11.04), on my HP g62 laptop, and unfortunately none of the function keys work. Volume, brightness etc, how can I made them work ...
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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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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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Windows vs Ubuntu - Audio Quality

Someone help with this one... My notebook have a dual-boot... Win7 and Ubuntu... i've this doubt unexplained until this week (I pray): Why the "Window's audio" is so much better than "ubuntu", ...
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How can I get pygame for Python3?

There is a package (python-pygame) for Python2 available from the universe repository. However, I want to work through the tutorial in the Invent with Python book. Going through SPM (Synaptic), I ...
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Flash player won't start after Ubuntu update

very new on Linux as well on Ubuntu. I have install in my PC the Ubuntu 11.10 and after a regular Ubuntu update, the Flash player cannot start. I have uninstall the Flash player several times to ...
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How can I change the window movement key when using Unity 2D?

The default window movement key (alt) conflicts with several programs that I use fairly often. I'm sure some users find this key binding useful but I really need to change it to something else so that ...
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Checking battery status using other than acpi command

Is there any way to get the battery status without acpi? I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 and I needed to install acpi via apt-get. So I guess there's another command that is used to check battery status ...
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How to turn off `airplane mode`?

I have a problem get the WiFi to work in Ubuntu 11.10. When I use gnome network manager it indicates that wireless is disabled by hardware switch while it is not. In the Network Settings Panel in ...
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unable to install mysql server on ubuntu

the error I encountered while updating in ubuntu 11.10. since I found that ubuntu 11.10 supports much better than 12.04 for matlab, I have rebooted my OS to ubuntu 11.10. And even here, I face same ...
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wifi connection in lubuntu 11.10

I am facing the wifi network connection problem, which was previously working absolutely fine. I have checked /etc/network/interfaces file auto wlan0 iface wlan0 inet dhcp wireless-mode managed ...
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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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Why are letters overlapping in the terminal?

I installed Oneiric as a guest OS in VirtualBox using the Mini CD. I installed the ubuntu-desktop package and everything seems to work fine - well, except for a font issue with the terminal: As you ...
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I am no longer in sudoers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add myself back as a sudo user? jiewmeng is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported. Whats happening? Its a home PC with me as the only user. ...
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Installing Valgrind on a 3.x Kernel

I was reading Learn C the Hard Way when I stumbled upon and followed the instructions for installing Valgrind, the C debugger. However, when I ran ./configure to setup build configurations, I got ...
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Where is the .wine folder?

In 11.04 the Wine folder was located in /home/"username"/.wine but now that I've done a fresh install of 11.10 and reinstalled Wine, the folder is nowhere to be found. There is a .wine text file in my ...
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VirtualBox doesn't have Devices menu

I want to install "Guest Addition" for my virtual Windows 7 but I don't see Devices menu. Why?
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Some characters like quotes only appear after pressing spacebar, how to change this?

After installing 11.10 the behaviour of my keyboard changed. I now suddenly need to press spacebar after typing some special characters like quotes to make them appear. How can I fix this? This wasn't ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts working differently

In Natty I had my keyboard shortcuts configured to use most of the numbers on the numerical pad on the right side of my keyboard, e.g. 8 turned volume up, 2 down, 4 previous track, 6 next track, 1 ...
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How to set the default Java version

I have been using Java 6 on Ubuntu 11.10, but now I want to update to version 7. I've installed version 7 via PPA as described here. If I run sudo update-alternatives --config java I get the ...
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Linking multiple sounds cards in order to play sound over all of them simultaneously.

I have been searching for a way to utilize multiple sound cards to play the same audio at the same time. My laptop has Ubuntu 11.10 x64 (3.0.0-12) w. ALSA 1.0.24. I have a pair of USB speakers that ...
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Cannot establish ssh connection to computer on local network

I've just (re)installed ubuntu 11.10 on my main pc, and the connection times out every time I try to ssh connect to my laptop (over the local network) to retrieve the files I backed up there. The ...
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How do I stop orca from starting up on login?

Orca keeps starting up after system starting, and I'm not able to find it in "Startup Applications". How to stop it??
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How do I change screen resolution automatically when computer starts up?

I am using following command to change my screen resolution: xrandr --newmode "1368x768_60.00" 85.25 1368 1440 1576 1784 768 771 781 798 -hsync +vsync xrandr --addmode VGA1 1368x768_60.00 xrandr ...
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Missing icons in dropdown menus in Eclipse

Icons don't appear in dropdown menus in Eclipse. I know that in Gnome this bug can be cured by this way: Icons on menus have disappeared but it doesn't work in Unity. Any suggestions? Thanks in ...
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How can I start a VNC server before log on?

I would like to run x11vnc (or another VNC server) on my desktop, but I'm unable to find a way to get it to start before any users log in. Back when I was using vanilla Ubuntu 10.10 Vino did this by ...
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Cannot select text whilst scrolling down the page in Firefox [closed]

Selection with scrolling in firefox on Ubuntu 11.10(gnome-shell or unity): Selection text when scrolling down the page is not feasible (only up). In the chrome browser such bug is not available. ...
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How do i find exact status of my microphone mute or unmute or the volume level of mic using command line?

This is very odd, i have one default microphone and i have another second microphone. When i use this command it always shows not muted but the microphone volume is 0%. How or what is a way i can find ...
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How to install and configure IPython so it uses Python3.2 on 11.10?

How to install and configure IPython so it uses Python3.2 on 11.10? I've checked that by installing sudo apt-get install ipython will use python2.7. [EDIT1] $ sudo python3 configure.py ...
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How to install non compiled programs?

I was using Ubuntu from 9.8 until now 11.10 ,and there are some programs that have this sequence to install : In the terminal cd to the program's folder and write ./configure write configure make ...
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ePSXe or pSX do not work

ePSXe is my favor emulator. It does not work in Ubuntu 11.10. It ask me for libgtk1.2 and I cant find it within 11.10? pSX told me that: (pSX:6367): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: ...
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why nautilus will open automatically when kde loads?

Recentlly every time that laptop turns on and kde loads, nautilus will opened automatically. why ? I installed kde on ubuntu 11.10.
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How to configure proxy authentication to work with Ubuntu Software Center?

I have tried put in apt config Acquire::http::proxy, and in Network>Network proxy with and without user:password@server:port and using environment variables http_proxy and https_proxy. Nothing seems ...
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Clipboard history: Need to get something far back

I really need to get some text I copied earlier on today (I have probably copied stuff hundreds of times after that). My computer has been running from the time the text was copied. I do not have any ...
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How to change Thunderbird's display time to 24h format?

Currently Thunderbird displays time in AM/PM mode. How can I change it to 24h mode? UPDATE 1: $ locale |grep LC_TIME LC_TIME="en_US.UTF-8"
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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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Can't set a higher screen resolution in a external display in a Dell Mini 10v laptop

I have a 22'' display from HP (w2207h) connected to my laptop (a Dell Mini 10v or 1011) through a VGA switch (a share this screen with a desktop computer and a Nintendo Wii). My problem is that I ...
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Windows gets progressively slower over time, why doesn't Ubuntu?

I, and many other previous Windows users notice that the computer seems to get progressively slower over time. I bought a leapfrog crammer only to find it installed process that sat there waiting for ...