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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Increase screen idle dim timeout

On Ubuntu 11.10, when on battery, the screen dims after 10 seconds of inactivity. This is annoying because it is too short. Is there anyway to increase this timeout? I know I can disable it, but ...
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How do I install flash in to Firefox running with Wine?

I'm using a website called busuu.com, which also let you chat and video chat, but you need Adobe Flash to do so. I have Ubuntu and I have also Chromiun and I have installed flash, but will not let me ...
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How to disable screen saver in totem when playing movie?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10. There's a option in Totem that says to disable screen saver while playing movie, but it doesn't work. Is there anything else I can do to make it work ?
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Wireless option gone from Network Center

I've got a Broadcom BCM4036 wireless card, as follows: 01:09.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02) Subsystem: Linksys Device 0013 Flags: bus ...
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How do I stop gedit from opening anything?

I use gVim all the time and open all sorts of plain text files, source codes and virtually anything that is readable with gVim. Ubuntu however decides that I should use gedit! I got searching and I ...
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How to remove Ubuntu 11.10 after it is installed alongside Windows [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 alongside Windows 7. Now I want to uninstall Ubuntu, but I want my Windows 7 to be safe, i.e. intact with applications and documents in Windows. I have not used Wubi, ...
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How do I enable the globalmenu / appmenu on Xfce or LXDE?

I have tried various tricks I could find to install the global menu on Xfce and LXDE on the latest Oneiric, but nothing worked. Does anyone have an idea on how to do that? Thanks. Here's what I've ...
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UBUNTU 11.10 will not boot after succesfully installed on 8GB usb 3.0 pendrive

UBUNTU 11.10 on 8GB USB 3.0 pendrive. Drive Partitioned using gparted. 4GB BASE 3GB Home 600MB swap Installation Ok. Restart blinking cursor. Installed another distro on another USB 3.0 stick. It ...
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Configuring Tata Photon + USB Modem Huawei EC156

The version that I have now on my machine is Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop dual booted with Windows XP. The problem that I face is that I have a USB modem of Huawei Model No: EC 156. It's a Tata Photon + ...
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How to add “Add to VLC playlist” to the right click menu of Nautilus?

The Problem While you are playing any song or other media file on VLC and open another such file, then another instance of VLC opens. (You aren't going to hear and understand anything until you are a ...
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Can't use Nvidia drivers in Dell Inspiron n5110

I have a Nvidia gt525m card installed in my Dell Inspiron n5110 laptop. After installing recommended drivers of my graphic card in Ubuntu 11.10 it happens nothing but that disables Unity3D effects ...
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Automatically mount NTFS drive when I login

I use Ubuntu 11.10 and Windows7 dual boot with Ubuntu as my primary OS. Every time I need to access a document I need to mount the respective drive, though this is not at all tiresome, still, is ...
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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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How do I get thunderbird to give notifications for only my inbox

I'm using thunderbird with gmail imap. I have several filters setup since I receive a lot of email from several mailing lists. The notification for new mail is always lit, since I always have unread ...
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How to run skype at boot time?

I use Ubuntu 11.10 and I have to start skype manually every time I log on. Is there a way to run automatically run skype at boot time? I prefer GUI but console is ok too.
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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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for old PCs …could we install Ubuntu 10.04 LTS even is in its end of life? [duplicate]

     Hello TUXs,In fact i'm a newbie at Ubuntu and i have an old desktop PC Pentium 4 with 1Gig of RAM. and it's really suck with XP or even with Ubuntu 12.04 and exactly when ...
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xmodmap is not working properly on resume

Since upgrading to 11.10, xmodmap seems to be working nowhere near as well. I would like to be able to run xmodmap after unlocking a locked screen, as it doesn't work. I have to run it from a ...
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I think I deleted Windows 7 when trying to install Ubuntu 11.10

What happened is I attempted to download and install the operating system Ubuntu 11.10 on my computer. I had planned to choose which operating system to boot, but there were a few options on the ...
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What is the “show desktop” keyboard shortcut?

I just upgraded to 11.10 from 11.04. Previously the shortcut to show the desktop was Super key + D (same as in Windows), But now it is not working. What is the new shortcut?
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How to disable nautilus from handling the desktop? [duplicate]

As it is the only way to activate transparent themes in Gnome-shell: How to disable Nautilus from handling the desktop? Can I make it handle the desktop again? What will happen to the unity and ...
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Mount NTFS partition at startup, with non-root user as owner

I'm currently mounting an NTFS partition at startup using the following line in /etc/fstab: /dev/sda3 /media/data ntfs nls=iso8859-1,umask=000 To my Ubuntu 11.10 installation, ...
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Possible to change Banshee's Lyric source

I discovered yesterday that Banshee (through Ubuntu Software Center) had an extension for Lyrics and I immediately installed it. It was awesome to read and sing my favorite songs but then everything ...
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Is Grub installed when Ubuntu is the only OS installed?

I have a simple question concerning Grub. When Ubuntu it's the only system installed on a machine, Grub doesn't appear when the computer it's turned on, my question is: When Ubuntu is the only system, ...
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Unable to fix broken packages with sudo apt-get install -f

Here's my result, of sudo apt-get install -f. i have Ran it twice and got negative result. I believe there is an error at "error in Version string '0:3.6.1-dates for language English Translation ...
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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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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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Wont boot from USB, stops at SYSLINUX copyright

Created bootable 11.10 in Windows from Universal USB Installer 1.8.6.8, upon boot in my HP Mini Netbook it displays only this: SYSLINUX 4.04 EDD 2011-04-18 Copyright (C) 1994-2011 H. Peter Anvin et ...
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How can I make ALT + TAB browse through all my windows without grouping them?

Using 11.10. When I use ALT+TAB to cycle through my apps I would like to have icons for all my open browsers. I use the ` (Grave) but I really find that hard to use. Anyway I can just use ALT+TAB ...
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How do I add a Canon Pixma MX860 network printer?

I am running Ubuntu Oneiric 11.10 on two computers, one is AMD-64bit architecture, the other i386--same problem on both. In 11.04 I could print and scan just fine, after some tinkering, but after a ...
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How to Download the video files on internet?

Like Internet Download Manager for windows,Is there any software to download all files like videos,audios,softwares and all other files in Ubuntu 11.10?
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How move Firefox bookmarks from Windows to Ubuntu 11.10?

How can I move Firefox bookmarks from Windows to Ubuntu? I have Windows XP on one machine (which is very old and runs Firefox 8) and have Ubuntu 11.10 on another. I want to copy Firefox bookmarks to ...
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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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How do I restore triple tap to emulate the middle click?

I've upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 but the ability to tap with three fingers on the touchpad to achieve a middle mouse click has disappeared. When a mouse is plugged in the middle button click works ...
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Modifying Key- and Mouse-Bindings for GNOME Shell

Is there an easy way to modify key- and mouse-bindings for GNOME shell? The gnome-tweak-tool is far from complete regarding these issues and the system settings doesn't include any such options. I ...
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What is 'Getty'? I noticed there is 6 occurences of it in my System Monitor

I'm just curious what 'Getty' is and what it does. The past few days I have noticed that there is always at least 6 instances of it in System Monitor each using about 640KiB memory and status says ...
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Blackberry and Ubuntu. As easy to connect?

How to connect Ubuntu to Blackberry? I'm tired, have no kits for handling or PLS-friendly software for managing smartphone. Above all BlackBerry. What software should I use to use as transmission ...
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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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How to install SiS 671/771 Video Drivers in ubuntu?

Does sis have any drivers available for their 671/771 "video card" ? how can i install it and set it to 1280x800 resolution?
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How can I disable passwordless login?

I set my account to be allowed to log in without a password. I only wanted this temporarily, but I can't seem to change it back to how it was before. How can I make it so that my password is ...
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Why can't I see the image changed with GRUB Customizer?

I installed grub-customizer to edit the boot-screen. It works so far (i. e. for timeout), but changes concerning the background image (and maybe font styles, too) aren't applied. I placed the image in ...
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Why isn't SMTP working in Thunderbird?

Good afternoon, all. I am running Ubuntu 11.10, Thunderbird 8.0. I am having trouble sending messages using SMTP, via my Live account. I have verified that my settings are correct, to the best of ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 Unable to locate package

I try type in command line sudo apt-get install likewise-open to join a domain, but i get an output sound like this: Unable to locate package likewise-open Any help please..
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unable to edit /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward in Xubuntu [duplicate]

I try to change ip_forward from 0 to 1 but fail, even with root permission in Xubuntu 11.10. I don't have such similar problem while using Ubuntu 11.10 chiaki@chiaki:~$ sudo echo 1 > ...
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Unity 3D not working no longer works after update

I've been using Oneric since the first beta version, and I'm using it on my Acer 5810TG laptop. Recently, though I don't know which day exactly, after performing routine updates from legit PPAs, ...
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How can I connect to GNUnet 0.8.1 on 11.10?

As the SOPA/PIPA storm was brewing, I thought I should give some of the new tools people were talking about a try. After reading around and checking what was available in the repos, I picked GNUnet. I ...
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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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I am tryng to dual-boot Ubuntu 11.10 and Fedora 16

I am going to dual-boot Ubuntu 11.10 and Fedora 16. I am installing Ubuntu first. Partitioning 15 MB for Boot partition, and the rest of my space divided by 2 for each Ubuntu and Fedora (500 GB each). ...
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Which is the best hard drive to install Ubuntu on? [closed]

I have a 40 gig drive and a 200 gig drive. Which one should I install Ubuntu on, and which one should I use for my normal files ie: music, documents, etc...
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Top bar is eating my title bars

I'm trying not to hate Unity, but I'm still not in love. If I have windows non-maximized, I often find that the window is stuck so the title bar is hidden by my Unity top bar. I had to enable ...