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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Why do Guest Additions need kernel headers in VirtualBox 4.04.?

I'm trying to install the Guest Additions in VirtualBox 4.04.on ubuntu 11.10 I have this error: The headers for the current running kernel were not found. If the module compilation fails then this ...
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How do I configure a displaylink USB monitor?

I have seen many pieces but not a comprehensive guide to fix what must be a very common problem, particularly in Ubuntu 11.10 where there is no xorg.conf file. Is there an easy how-to somewhere (for ...
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How to change the password of an encrypted LVM system (done with the alternate Installation)?

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 with the alternate CD and encrypted the whole system (except boot) with the encrypted LVM. Everything works great as before, but I would like to change the password of the ...
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What are the problems between PulseAudio and Wine

I have read several problems for a long time about wine and pulseaudio in Ubuntu but never understood it clearly. What are the problems or seem to be the problems related to wine and the use by ...
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Network GUI Tools in 11.10+ (Whois, DNS Checker, Trace Route, etc…)

In older versions of Ubuntu there was this "Network Gui" program that had a whois option, Tracing, pinging and all the terminal commands for network but in GUI. If I can recall, I think it was before ...
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Ubuntu Software Center not recognising my network connection

I have installed Oneiric Beta on my laptop. As my Mobile Broadband refused to connect to Internet through network manager I'm now using wvdial to connect. Hence the network manager shows I'm not ...
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How do I install Postgres Graphical Installer?

I am a newbie in using Ubuntu (more precisely never used linux except the production deployment ). Now I choose to hold a grip on the system and intalled a latest 11.10 Ubuntu in my 32 bit Intel** ...
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Installation stuck at welcome screen

I decided to switch from Windows to Ubuntu. I downloaded Ubuntu 11.10, installed it onto a live USB-stick and restarted my computer. I ran Ubuntu from the stick, and clicked on the Install button ...
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Disproportional horizontal mouse speed with two monitors

I'm using a laptop touchpad. Moving my finger from top to bottom of the pad, I can move the mouse pointer across the complete height of the screen. Moving my finger from left to right of the pad, I ...
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Wireless stopped working on Dell Inspiron mini

After trying to connect to a wired network, then unplugging the wired network and putting it to sleep, upon wakeup the wireless stopped working. Even the network manager has the wireless option ...
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How to get espeak working?

I'm trying read it loud feature of acrobat, so need a text synthesizer, I've installed espeak and libgnome-speech libraries (it didn't work for acrobat right out of the box) so when I started ...
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Can't adjust brightness on my MSI VR420 laptop

Using every method possible I'm unable to change my laptop brightness.. It's stuck on super max brightness.. Using the slider in the "screens" window int he control panel doesnt do anything, and using ...
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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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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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Is “gdmflexiserver” part of the default installation?

While playing around, I discovered a folder in my $PATH that I did not recognize: $ echo $PATH /usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games $ ls ...
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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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How To Unlock VMware For Use With Mac OS X Guests (Enable Mac OS X Virtual Machines)

i have this problem i'm trying to install Mac OS X Lion 10.7 on VMWare Station 8.0.0, i found some tutorials to install Mac OS X on VMWare but they all was for windows. Although the program is same ...
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How do I install Windows 7 alongside a pre-existing Ubuntu installation?

I purchased a PC six months ago for work related tasks. I do 95% of my work on Ubuntu (web development). Now, I want to install Windows on another partition to play a few games on my relax time. Which ...
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How do I find and delete duplicate music tracks?

My issue is that for some reason I have duplicates of some music tracks. However they are not named identically. For instance: Music/Prefuse 73/One Word Extinguisher/07. Detchibe.mp3 & ...
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Touchscreen not working on a Dell Inspiron Duo

Screen on my Dell Inspiron Duo is not working with Ubuntu 11.10, though it worked when I initially installed it (~one week ago). Another note: the touchscreen works with Windows 7 (dual boot).
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How to make the login screen be in portrait mode?

Since I upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10, my login screen reverted back to landscape mode, and only goes to portrait mode (what I want) once I login. How to make the login screen be in portrait mode?
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Screen Brightness not adjustable for Acer Aspire S3

First of all, thank you very much for providing this useful forum. Too bad for me, there is no support for the Acer Aspire S3 yet (just came out in October) Short Description of the Problem: I cannot ...
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Not Possible to install on an Asus A8N - SLI Premium

Ive got a big big problem, and now im already tired of waiting for the next distribution. Since 10.04 was released, Im not able to install it on my Computer in the normal way! Everytime I boot from ...
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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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How can I hibernate/suspend from the command line and do so at a specific time

I managed to find out how to suspend/hibernate the system from the command line by reading How can I suspend/hibernate from command line?. However, I would like to know how to use the command line to ...
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Sweex 7.1 External USB Sound Card

I have just bought the above sound card and it is recognised within Ubuntu 11.10 and produces sound using the SPDIF output to my surround reciever. The problem is that I cannot get it to output ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop Sharing resolution

I have 11.10 running on a Netbook with Unity2D @ 1024x600 resolution. I VNC into my Ubuntu Netbook from Win7 @ 1920x1200. Is there a way make Desktop Sharing on 11.10 run at a resolution higher than ...
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OpenSSH and OpenLDAP Configuration

I have installed Ubuntu Server 11.10. I have setup LDAP with some users added. Now i want to configure openssh to use this LDAP details to login to server. and once a user logs in each user should ...
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Install agp driver on my Fujitsu v6555 laptop using Ubuntu 11.10

My laptop came with Windows7 home basic operating system but I am interested for on Ubuntu. I downloaded Ubuntu 11.10 and tried to install it using dual boot. I faced a problem with installing it, I ...
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Cannot install ia32-libs on a 64 bit Ubuntu installation

I am using a 64-bit installation of Oneiric. I need to install the ia32-libs package to get some applications (evince, adobe reader) to work. For example, adobe reader is giving the following error: ...
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Why is the Edit button greyed out in Network Manager?

Since 2 days ago I can't edit any connections using network manager, because the "edit" button is greyed out. I tried doing a normal restart of the service to no avail. Any suggestions?
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Kazam Screencaster in 11.10?

I've been trying to find a good screen capturing program, and I've read some great reviews about Kazam, but they've all been with earlier versions of Ubuntu. Is it possible to install Kazam in 11.10? ...
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How Can I Install Eclipse with the ADT (Android Development Tool) on Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit?

There is the Android documentation: http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing.html And there is this WordPress blog I found: ...
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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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How to Display Hidden Characters in vim?

How can I configure vim to display hidden characters like tabs or spaces ONLY while those characters are typed? I do not want tabs and/or space replaced with special characters like ">" or "_" when ...
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Why can't I play alien arena 7.51?

Alien arena 7.51 is not working at all in either Unity or GNOME Shell. I am using a Thinkpad T510 with nvidia NVS 3100 discrete graphics. When I press the icon nothing happens. Alien arena worked in ...
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Prevent gnome-shell's dash from listing Recent Items

I am using gnome-shell in Ubuntu 11.10. I am getting annoyed when dash search lists Recent Items. I have tried many ways to prevent it like Deleting activity.sqlite and activity.sqlite-journal files ...
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Will adding more RAM increase my computer's performance?

I am looking to increase my computer's performance. Will upgrading my RAM by 12GB or upgrading to a 7,200 RPM Hard Drive increase my computer's performance more? I can only do one, which one will make ...
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How to enable the Hp QuickPlay buttons?

I have an Hp pavilion dv2000 and it has a pretty nice blue buttons over the keyboard, some are for multimedia (which work perfectly), and other two are for launch a DVD application and a multimedia ...
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Flash debug player installation problem

Standard Version: When I download the player without the debugger from here and place the libflashplayer.so file into the ~/.mozzila/plugins/ directory the player works fine. Debugger version: But ...
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HP Deskjet f300 Printer not printing documents

Since upgrading to Ubuntu 11.10 my printer - an HP deskjet F300 series - will no longer print from any word processor, including gedit. The scanner still functions and I can print emails. It was ...
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Intel Core i5-2467M running hot on one core while the other keeps cool

I am running an Ubuntu 11.10 Beta2 Wubi installation on my Samsung 900x3a notebook. I had to try it with wubi because this darn thing just won't boot off usb drives (even using the port on the right ...
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Can't upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 due to low disk space in /

I am unable to upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 because of low disk space in my root / partition. Any help? I already have a 6 GB drive mounted on /. I do not understand why there is a memory issue.
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How to disable windows minimization to the “Activities button” on Gnome?

I'm using oneiric with gnome shell and Docky. The windows are minimizes to the "Activities" overview on the panel. How can I get the minimize effect for docky instead to the Activities?
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DNS stopped working on laptop

Was working fine then stopped inexplicably. I can ping the gateway/DNS router/firewall (Untangle) using WiFi and cable using WiCd. Network Manager does not work on this computer Firefox reports ...
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How can I remove un-installed programs from the Unity dash menu?

The Unity dash seems to operate independently from the Gnome main menu. This is quite annoying. I've uninstalled many (Wine) apps, removed their entries from the Gnome main menu, but they appear in ...
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btrfs partition won't mount after upgrading 64bit Ubuntu 11.10 laptop

I have tried many ideas from the net, but none of them work. This looks correct and in good order **sudo btrfs filesystem show /dev/sda2** failed to read /dev/sr0 Label: none uuid: ...
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Trackpad Freezes often [closed]

I have newly installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my system and as soon as I start my system the trackpad freezes and I have to restart the system once again and there after every few minutes this keeps ...
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How do I install ATI Radeon HD 3650 driver on my pc?

I need help on this. I want to try using Ubuntu so I downloaded the 11.10 version over the net. Well after the installation my desktop, I have run the the additional drivers. It installed about ...
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Nvidia - Graphics interface not loading at startup

When I start up Ubuntu (11.10), no graphical interface loads. This is the case both in normal and recovery mode. Instead I'm being presented with a console, logged as 'root@ubuntu'. From there I can ...