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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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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How to activate USB speakers consistently

I have a pair of Trust USB speakers. As these are external, I sought to use them with 11.10. They are recognized by 'aplay -l' and Pulseaudio- I have selected them, but, have to reset the volume, ...
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Update Manager doesn't ask for a password

Oneiric update manager no longer asks for a password to update already installed software. This is a change in behavior from previous versions. Is there a way to revert this behavior and get the ...
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Pidgin doesn't show buddy list?

I like to use pidgin instead of Empathy because I'm used to it, and because I have to venture into windows for more development than I would prefer. In Ubuntu 11.10, I can't find any way to get to ...
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How to change the monitor's refresh rate?

How do I change the monitor's refresh rate in Oneiric? There is no option to do it in the Displays dialog now. By default it's 60Hz, but I need 75Hz on my monitor. In previous releases there used ...
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Where is the terminal server client (tsclient?)

I accidentally done partial upgrade and there was Gnome3 ppa and broke my unity. After failed attempt to rescue (ppa-purge et al) I decided the only solution was to upgrade to Oneiric beta2 (fresh ...
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Where is the Gnome-Shell Shutdown options

My girlfriend is using Gnome-Shell (That traitor!! ^^) and she wants to know where is the options for Shutdown like in Unity (Another point for me and Unity hehe). How can I add/find this option to ...
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Bash: ./filename : Cannot execute binary file

I couldn't execute a fortran compiled code in ubuntu 11.10 32 bit. Error message is Bash: ./filename : Cannot execute binary file. I've installed the gcc and gfortran libraries too. Could anyone ...
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How good are the open-source Nvidia drivers (Nouveau)?

I learned that Ubuntu 11.10 would come with Open-source Nvidia drivers by default. I have an Nvidia 9600M GT graphics card and have always had to install the proprietary Nvidia drivers after ...
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How to hide Firefox titlebar in Gnome Shell?

I am running Gnome-shell 3.2 in Ubuntu 11.10. Is there a way to hide the firefox title bar and make it like Chrome's ? I would need the min/max buttons in tab-bar. There was a tutorial in webupd8, but ...
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Save Unity Desktop Session

Is there a way to save current session (the applications + the organization of windows in desktops) in Unity and load it when needed? I'm using 11.10.
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Screen tearing in 11.10 with intel graphics [closed]

I have a slight screen tearing when watching videos in Ubuntu 11.10 x64, really annoying. Both in Unity and GNOME-Shell. Please focus the answer to GS since it's my primary DE and it's where I want it ...
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How do I change the font DPI settings?

I installed Oneiric on a clean system, and found that the font tab is gone from the Appearance settings. This is a problem, because by default the text in Ubuntu is too large. I changed the text from ...
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File / Application association using a custom command is gone?

In previous Ubuntus when you want to select/change an application to open a specific file (right-click/open with other application or properties) you were able to write a custom command to open the ...
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How to use Unity's global menu in GNOME Shell, if possible?

I was woundering is the is a way/possibility to use Unity's global menu with GNOME Shell on Ubuntu 11.10? It would be really nice to have it. Does anyone have an idea on how to make this real?
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Rabbit VCS stopped working after upgrade to 11.10

Been using RabbitVCS for months now happily. Then when I updated to Oneric on Monday Rabbit VCS stopped working. It is installed but the right click menu in nautilus is gone and ...
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How do I always show the launcher (i.e. disable the auto-hide functionality)? [closed]

When I upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10, the setting remained. Now that I have done a clean install of 11.10, the CCSM option does NOT work anymore and I can't seem to find a solution. Also note that I am ...
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How to always show all breadcrumbs in nautilus?

When I open a directory in nautilus using a shortcut, for example "Desktop", the top bar is of nautilus is showing: left arrow, Home, Desktop. When I press the arrow, I get to see links to root and ...
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What extra packages are available on the DVD that are not on the CD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is on the DVD Edition of Ubuntu? I read in the release notes that there is a new DVD release of Ubuntu with extra packages not found on the CD: With 11.10 Beta ...
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What package is right for my computer?

I am running on Ubuntu 11.10 32 bit, and I am wondering what packages of software I should download; namely, RPM, DEB, or TAR GZ. I have encountered having to choose from this list while trying to ...
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Cannot make Wi-Fi hotspot

I want to make my laptop as wi-fi hotspot. To do so, I pressed button Settings->Network->Wireless->Use as Hotspot.. Then it creates a wireless network connection 'Hostspot' and connects. But it gets ...
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How to find location of installed library

Background: I'm trying to build my program but first I need to set up libraries in netbeans. My project is using GLU and therefore I installed libglu-dev. I didn't note location where the libraries ...
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Reset Unity and Gnome to default values [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset my Unity configuration? How do I reset GNOME to the defaults? Apparently I've messed up a lot with my Unity and Gnome 3 settings and now my system looks ...
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Synaptic Package Manager keeps crashing

Synaptic keeps crashing. When I open it, it asks for the sudo password. I give the password, then the synaptic window flashes for less than a second and then goes away. What's wrong? After seeing ...
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gnome-terminal keeps the menubar even when the profile is configured to hide it

I am running gnome classic on 11.10 and even though I have configured the gnome-terminal profile to hide the menu bar it shows it. Even when I open the gnome-terminal --hide-menubar it shows the menu ...
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How to get a stable WLAN-connection with a Lenovo x121e?

I have permament problem when using WLAN with my Lenovo ThinkPad x121e. The wireless network adapter in use is this one: lspci: 01:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. ...
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Make Network Manager restart after dropped connection?

Using Ubuntu 11.10 (Unity 3D) and a cable (DSL) internet connection with no router or modem. If I disconnect my internet connection, I can just reconnect by clicking on the network manager icon and ...
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How can I make PDFs appear life-size when displayed at 100%?

When I open a letter size PDF and then zoom to 100%, the page physically displayed on my monitor is smaller than a real letter size sheet of paper. How can I make "100%" on the computer screen ...
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How do I create multiple backup jobs using DejaDup backup service?

I'd like to have different backup jobs scheduled at different times and frequencies (for instance, backup my Documents folder daily, but my music folder only on weekends), or backup daily to my local ...
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What customisation options are available for the new unity launcher?

I'm looking to understand what are the customisation options available for the unity launcher in 11.10. Is it possible to modify?: size of launcher, (smaller than 32 px? bigger than 64?) position ...
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Is there a command-line alternative to usb-creator-gtk?

I'm trying to create a bootable USB stick of ubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso using usb-creator-gtk on my ThinkPad X220. Usb-creator-gtk appears to work OK, but the resulting stick fails to boot either ...
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Will it be possible to use GTK3.2's HTML5 extension in 11.10?

Does anybody know wether or not it willbe possible to use the GTK3.2's new HTML5-extension in Ubuntu 11.10? They announced that GNOME3.2 will be included, but will they build the GTK packages with the ...
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wpa_supplicant ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: Invalid argument [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu Server on a spare computer with a broken graphic card, and I needed to setup my wifi. I thought No problem, I've done it before from the command line, in Arch Linux., only the ...
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Hibernation causes crashing on an Acer Aspire [closed]

Hibernation worked perfectly fine in 11.04. Ever since I upgraded to 11.10, my laptop (Acer Aspire) keeps crashing when it's hibernating. I have no clue why. Any ideas? At first it seemed to only ...
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How do I boot into console mode? [duplicate]

In previous versions of Ubuntu I could get the computer to boot into console mode by setting the variable GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT to "text" in the file /etc/default/grub and run sudo update-grub. ...
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For better performance should I install 32-bit or 64-bit?

I don't know much about 32 bit and 64 bit. I had been using 32 bit and it's crashed (not working properly and i don't know how to recover) question here..... and i don't have backup and i run on 3.2 ...
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How to access Skype in Unity?

I don't know how to access Skype in Ubuntu 11.10 because it gives me some error when I press the Skype icon on Unity launcher. Here is a screenshot. It's obvious that another instance of Skype is ...
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How do I move applications from one workspace to another [closed]

I'm using 11.10 - please can someone let me know how can I move programs from one workspace to another. I'm used to the Gnome-2 style - is there a way to achieve something similar in 11.10?
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Tortoisehg doesn't show up in nautilus context menu

I just installed ubuntu 11.10 on my netbook yesterday. I am having a problem getting tortoisehg working properly on it. I added the ppa for both tortoisehg and mercurial. I am able to install the ...
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Is it possible to keep GNOME 2 in 11.10?

Unity has been both praised and hated by different people for various reasons. Mark Shuttleworth for example says that it's designed for widescreens as an example. I do fully agree with that ...
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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 ...
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How do I set my own (HTML) theme in LightDM?

LightDM is the new login manager, and is meant to be themeable using HTML and CSS. How do I do that in Ubuntu 11.10? Can I use my own HTML file with my own text? Things I've tried: I've spent a ...
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Printer jobs can not be stopped

Recently I had one of the most frustrating experiences with my printer. I sent a some print jobs to my Canon Pixus iP3100 printer, but then realized there was a problem with the layout, and so I ...
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Update Manager Not working

Hi When I try to press CHECK Button in Updated, it is not looking for updates available. getting below error. "Failed to Download repository information" Check your Internet connection.. W:GPG ...
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How do I disable Ctrl+Alt+s to minimize a window?

When I type Ctrl+Alt+s on a window, the body of the window rolls up. How can I disable this shortcut, that I want to use for another purpose in my emacs configuration?
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Can't change global default video player to VLC?

I have already set VLC for default video player but still vids, movies, etc. open in Banshee and I cannot find anyway to turn that off. So far I have to manually tell each vid to open with VLC and to ...
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How to change LUKS passphrase?

Having installed Ubuntu 11.10 with whole disk encryption and LVM, I need to provide a way for users to easily change LUKS passphrase. Preferably, this should be done using GUI tools, thus, enabling ...
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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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How do I “alt-tab” between windows using Gnome 3?

All of the references I've found for Gnome 3 keyboard shortcuts list that alt+tab switches between applications and alt+` switches between windows (some actually say alt+~, but I think they're ...
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How can I configure proxy authentication?

The Ubuntu 11.10 has only simple proxy configuration. Where is the authentication option? so it can be used to download packages?