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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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 ...
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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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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. In ...
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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 their ...
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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? http://...
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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 ...