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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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 completely uninstall gnome-shell and all extensions?

I'm having a bit of trouble getting gnome-shell to work ever since I installed an extension (I don't know which) on 11.10. So what I would like to know is: How can I completely uninstall EVERYTHING ...
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Sound not working on an Intel 5 Series/3400

lspci gives me these two devices: $ lspci | grep Audio 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 05) 02:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc ...
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How to open the Synaptic Package Manager in Unity?

I just installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 11.10. How to open the Synaptic Package Manager?
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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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How do I mount a CIFS share?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10, and am trying to mount a freenas server. I have the server set to share in cifs and nfs with no luck. I have tried smbmount //192.168.1.### /mnt/ I am not new to Ubuntu but ...
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Lost access to the unity interface how to fix?

o.k, this is embarrassing: I have installed Compiz Config Settings Manager and tried to fix it so that the transition time between changing tabs (using alt+tab) will be short. by accident I un-...
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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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Is there a way to rename an external hard drive?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 and I have a couple of WD external drives. The problem is, they all show up in the file manager as "Elements" which can get confusing. Is there a way to rename one or both of ...
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When Ubuntu Server restarts eth0 Doesn't come back up

Every time I restart my Ubuntu Server 11.10 I can't ssh into it because ETH0 doesn't come up automatically. I never had this problem before upgrading to 11.10. I have to login to the server and start ...
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How to install MySQL workbench?

Installing MySQL workbench on 10.04 or 10.10 is not a problem, as the deb packages are available on MySQL's website. But there is no 11.04 deb package available. So, how do I install MySQL workbench ...
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How to change screen resolution in Xubuntu 11.10?

I can't figure out how to change my screen resolution. Can someone help me?
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Kernel update on a USB stick installation fails with grub-probe error

I'm diagnosing some hardware issues using a USB stick installation of Ubuntu 11.10. The USB stick was set up with the 11.10 image and the pendrivelinux.com method as recommended from the Ubuntu ...
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Cheese won't start

I can't start Cheese Webcam Booth. It starts loading and there is a brief moment when the window shows up but then it disappears, like it shuts itself down and it's not in system monitor. My webcam ...
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Why won't strace/gdb attach to a process even though I'm root?

I logged in as root but strace gives me this: root@kyznecov-System:/home/kyznecov# ps -e | grep 111 3807 pts/2 00:00:00 111 3810 pts/2 00:00:00 111 root@kyznecov-System:/home/kyznecov# strace ...
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Adobe Flash Player Installation Fails

I am using Ubuntu 11.10. The Firefox error message says "A plugin is needed to display this content: Adobe Flash Player Installer" So I install it. Then it says "Installed - restart FireFox" I ...
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Is dual booting ubuntu and fedora/openSUSE as easy as popping in a liveCD?

I wish to dual boot ubuntu (currently installed) with fedora and/or openSUSE (fedora for vanilla gnome and SUSE for a good KDE experience). I do not know much about dual booting and grub. Do I only ...
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Need help with password recovery [duplicate]

I am having trouble recovering my desktop password that I have lost months ago. I have tried rebooting my computer but that hasn't worked.
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How to remove the user name from XUbuntu session menu panel applet?

I never need my user name to be shown on the desktop as I am the only one to use my computer. I'd prefer if there would be something like a shutdown icon instead of the user name to open the session ...
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Problem with Using chntpw in Ubuntu to reset Windows 7 Password

I tried resetting the password of windows 7 Using chntpw command in Ubuntu . It showed success. But when I try to login from Windows it does not seem to be changed. I first used live USB of Ubuntu ...
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How can I uninstall MongoDB and reinstall the latest version?

I need to uninstall mongodb completely from my system (Ubuntu 11.10) and install version 2.0.5. Currently, when I run: mongo db I get the following error: MongoDB shell version: 2.0.1 ...
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After suspend/hibernate Fn keys function is inverted ThinkPad X121e

On my ThinkPad X121e running Ubuntu 11.10 I have a problem with the Fn key after the laptop went to suspension mode or hibernate (does not matter which one, occurs with both). After resuming from ...
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mysql-workbench only shows splash screen when being launched

I've downloaded mysql-workbench 5.2.35 and installed it, but when i run it, it shows only the splash screen, nothing more.
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How to show subtitles under the video in VLC?

Using VLC 1.1.12 on Ubuntu 11.10, I'd like to show subtitles under the video so that they don't disturb me. I tried to change it: Interface > Preferences > Subtitles & OSD > Force subtitle ...
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How do I install an older 2.6.37 Kernel Version?

I have a Sony VAIO P netbook and for several issues (graphics driver, audio driver and power management), I want to install an older version of the Linux kernel on Ubuntu 11.10 (actually its Xubuntu) ...
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Fixed columns' width in Nautilus

In Ubuntu 11.10 the nautilus version has a new feature, as you can see: it adapts the column's width to the content of the column itself (at least for the Name column). This behavior is not always ...
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error about ACPI _OSC request failed (AE_NOT_FOUND)

I have ubuntu server 11.10 64 bit I see an error in kernel.log. This error comes out when the server reboot. some port of grep APCI in kernel.log; Dec 5 09:08:51 www kernel: [ 0.588605] pci0000:...
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How to change desktop background to the next/prev background image with mouse right cick menu depending on wallch program?

I want a script or a tool to change the desktop background using mouse right click menu on the desktop to find in the menu Next and Previous buttons for the next and past background, but depending on ...
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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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Touchpad stops working after suspend on a Clevo M55N

simple problem: Touchpad stops working after suspend in Ubuntu 11.10. It is an annoying problem as I like to use my touchpad together with my mouse for convenience (unless I must use my touchpad ...
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Unable to set custom keyboard shortcuts

I just installed Oneiric Oncelot. It's on a Lenovo 4446-25U laptop, running Unity, nothing really customized yet, it was a fresh install. I wanted to add a keyboard shortcut for Terminator and ...
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Third mouse-button emulation

Up until version 11.04 of ubuntu I could simply add an option to my X InputClass to emulate a third mouse button for my HP TrackPoint like this: Section "InputClass" Identifier "Trackpoint" ...
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How do I completely remove Samba?

How do I completely rip-out smb / samba from my Ubuntu 11.10 machine? How do I, afterwards, reinstall it cleanly? UPDATE: My goal is to rip out any functionality related to Windows SMB from my ...
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How can I reset $PATH to its default value in Ubuntu 11.10?

I accidentally unset all the directories of $PATH while trying to add a new one in ~/.bashrc. I opened a new terminal window as I was editing and now $PATH is empty. I'm worried if I boot from another ...
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I want to uninstall Ubuntu but I don't have Win 7 CD to fix MBR, work around?

I installed ubuntu 11.10 but it doesn't work properly, when I choose ubuntu after I turn my pc on it just shows me a purple screen and I can never enter ubuntu. I want to delete it and instead ...
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How to preview files using Gloobus-Preview?

I'd like to preview files using Gloobus-Preview in Ubuntu 11.10 but I can't figure out how to do it. And I don't want to use gnome-sushi...
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Can I make my desktop icons smaller?

I would like to make all my desktop icons slightly smaller. I know I can do each one manually but that is impractical given I create and destroy about 20 files a day on my desktop. I need an answer ...
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I can't get grub menu to show up during boot

After trying (and failing) to install better ATI drivers in 11.10, I've somehow lost my grub menu at boot time. The screen does change to the familiar purple colour, but instead of a list of boot ...
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Setting up a pppoe connection in Ubuntu?

I have a new broadband connection and i want to connect it using ubuntu. I have a user name and a password, nothing more. I want to know how to connect to such network, how to create the connection?
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How do I clean up old packages and apps after upgrading?

From an older query I found that sudo apt-get autoremove should be used. I did that and some packages got removed. But the applications Computer Janitor and Pitivi are still present on the computer (...
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In System monitor, what is the difference between Kill Process and End Process?

When I want to kill a process via System Monitor I am presented with 2 quick ways, Kill Process and End Process. What is the difference between these two?
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How do you encrypt and decrypt files using your keychain?

Remember this little guy over here? He's no longer with us in Ubuntu 11.10. Now, a friend's sent me an encrypted file using a public key I think I have the key for in my keychain. How can I decrypt ...
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How to know if hard drive supports Sata3 (6Gb/s)

What tool can I use to see if a hard drive supports Sata3 (6Gb/s)
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Cannot install HP Printer Driver

I can't use my HP Printer in Oneiric Beta ~$ cd Downloads ~/Downloads$ sh hplip-3.11.7.run Creating directory hplip-3.11.7 Verifying archive integrity... All good. Uncompressing HPLIP 3.11.7 Self ...
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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 ...