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How to make Abiword default in 11.10?

In earlier releases I could do that by right-clicking on a document file, going to Properties -> Open With and selecting Abiword, but in 11.10 I can't see Abiword as an option. How can I now make it ...
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Ubuntu 12.04. Compiz Failure. Computer has nothing to use

I updated to Ubuntu 12.04 with Compiz..now Compiz is failing and I have no tool bars or ways of getting to applications except for firefox from a link presented from sending an error report. How am I ...
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Error when installing Makefile: “make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.”

In short while I run the make command it says: nir@nir:~/Downloads/xf86-video-intel-2.17.0$ make make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop. I looked inside the ...
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Can't set a higher screen resolution in a external display in a Dell Mini 10v laptop

I have a 22'' display from HP (w2207h) connected to my laptop (a Dell Mini 10v or 1011) through a VGA switch (a share this screen with a desktop computer and a Nintendo Wii). My problem is that I ...
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Faenza microphone icon missing in the sound indicator

I just installed the faenza icon theme and the microphone icon under the sound indicator is missing and replaced by a placeholder. What can be the cause of this and how can I solve it?
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11.10 spell checking and TeXworks

When I use TeXworks there is no automatic spell checking. If I go Edit -> Spelling, the only option I have is none How can I enable spell checking? Thanks for your help
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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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Configure mousepad double-tap to work the way I want?

I have a laptop with an Ubuntu 11.10/Win7 dual boot system. In Windows, I use double-stroke to scroll, which I've got working in Ubuntu as well. This I did by changing the settings under System ...
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How do I solve this Nvidia driver download error?

I can't enable or download any Nvidia drivers. In the image below, you can see I am offered four options. Selecting to enable any of them results in the error message shown: Here's some of what is ...
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Upgraging from 32bit x86 11.10 to 14.4

Have installed 14.04 on lab's single core Atom based system and found that it(by base load) has incorporated most of the features which I have installed on my Fujitsu S-series Lifebook notebook ...
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biblatex package recommends biber (>= 0.9), but it doesn't exist

I'm not sure I understand what this means. How can Ubuntu recommend something that isn't in the repository? Am I supposed to fetch the source code and install myself? Why isn't there a biber package? ...
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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# ...
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How to set up keyboard layout switching and indication in Xubuntu?

I use 3 different languages (English, Czech and Russian) every day. I'd prefer to switch (preferably globally, I don't like per-window) between them with Left+Alt+Shift. I'd also like to see the ...
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How do i configure universal USB modems (e.g. iBall 3.5G Connect) [duplicate]

There is no user guide with this USB modem for linux installation and it is not detected automatically in Ubuntu 11.10. Help.
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What is the command to open the shutdown dialog?

I would like to use a gesture to shutdown/restart my computer and I need to know the command that launches the shutdown dialog:
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Why do I get the error message “Failed to load session Ubuntu-2D”?

My Ubuntu 11.10 installation worked real good for two weeks. After the first few ubuntu updates (I am not sure if this is the cause) I am not able to use Unity! When I login to Ubuntu 2D, I get the ...
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How can I configure “mousekeys”?

Under 11.04, the option to control the pointer with the numpad was set in the Hardware/Keyboard settings page. How can I turn on mousekeys or configure them in newer releases?
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Shutdown option is not working in Ubuntu 11.10

I done my below option in my netbook Acer Aspire One D260 netbook version. I tried to upgrade my Ubuntu version from 11.10 to 12.04. Unfortunately it was stopped due to my internet disconnect. I ...
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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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Can't upgrade past 11.10 - libc6 dependency errors [closed]

Since upgrading to 11.10 I can't upgrade any further (trying to get my web server to latest version.) I'm aware of How do I resolve unmet dependencies? and have tried up to the point of running this: ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 resets to default settings after reboot

I upgraded to kernel 3.2 last night. Now: Gnome 3 resets to default after reboot and/or log out. Cannot change theme, font, etc through gnome tweak tool. cannot add any keyboard shortcuts that ...
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How do I repair the shut-down/Log-off button?

I use the computer with 2 users. With one user all works fine. With the second user account, the shut down and log-off buttons do not work anymore while screen locking standby and hibernation still ...
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Nvidia VGA and Ubuntu 11.10 [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 amd64 and it used the default settings and vga driver: unknown both screens sere working regardless of the errors of turning the laptop's off then both go off forever! So I ...
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“Fails to get size of gamma” error when trying to set resolution

On 11.10 my max allowed resolution is 1024x768, while my monitor supports 1280x800 on windows. I've seen a method to solve this via xrandr, but I allways get a message saying it fails to get size of ...
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How to install and configure IPython so it uses Python3.2 on 11.10?

How to install and configure IPython so it uses Python3.2 on 11.10? I've checked that installing by sudo apt-get install ipython will uses python2.7. [EDIT1] $ sudo python3 configure.py ...
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How to make my Dell 1390 wlan minicard work

I have a dell laptop with at dell wireless 1390 wlan mini-card driver, when I installed Ubuntu side by side with Win7 I assume it was missing a wireless driver since that's what it said. Later on I ...
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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 get the menu bar in firefox?

I installed a fresh ubuntu desktop 11.10 and in firefox there is no menu bar. I tried several things like pressing the Alt key F1-12 right click on a free space in the tab bar but still no menu ...
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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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Does all hardware of a Thinkpad Edge E525 work

I would like to buy a new computer in the next days. The Thinkpad Edge E525 (AMD A6-3400M with AMD Radeon HD 6520G, product number 12002JG) is in the pole position, but I did not find a review how the ...
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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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No such file or directory for existing executable

I just upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10 x64 from Ubuntu 11.04 32bit. But I find a really annoying problem. When I drag executable from file explorer to shell, the shell says bash: ...
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Can you make a bootable recovery partition for Ubuntu?

Okay, there's tons of questions about recovery partitions, but most, if not all pertain to Windows. My question is, "Can you make a bootable recovery partition FOR Ubuntu?" I'm soon going to put ...
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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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Help me i can't format my usb? i have already tried with mkdosfs and gparted

I have a MicroSD card in a USB adapter (which plugs into a USB port on my machine, and acts like a USB flash drive). I was using Unetbootin to make this a bootable USB flash drive with Kubuntu. But I ...
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Wireless disconnects when laptop unplugged from power source

My Ubuntu 11.10 laptop does not connect to my home router when the power source has been disconnected. When plugged back into the mains, the wireless starts working again. I have a HP Pavilion dv6. ...
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Deja Dup: Volume doesn't implement mount

I am using Deja Dup for about two-three months and a week ago I started getting this error message and no backup was made: Backup Failed volume doesn't implement mount Is there something ...
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How to deactivate nvidia 9600M GT on a Macbookpro 5,1/5,2/5,3

I have a MacbookPro 5,1/5,2/5,3 that comes with two graphic cards, and by default I get the 9600M GT that consumes more battery that the other one. I have no idea how to deactivate it and activate the ...
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How can i set Lotus Notes as the default mail program? [closed]

What should i write in the: X-scheme-handler/mailto= ? I have Lotus Notes 8.5.2. It doesnt work if i just trying to change it from System Settings==>Default applications. It ...
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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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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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How to change touch gestures bindings in utouch on 11.10 and above to match the ones in 10.10? [closed]

When upgrading from 10.10 I noticed that touch gesture bindings have changed, from middle click via 3-finger touch, I need 5 fingers and 3 fingers is snap-move. I tried to search online for a way to ...
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NMCLI works in script when I run itdirectly , but not when run in CRON

This is under Ubuntu 11.10 I have a script that starts a PPTP VPN connection fetches a couple of files, then closes the connection. When I run this script from a terminal prompt it works perfectly; ...
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Spellchecker in LyX: Right dictionary configuration

I have installed LyX 2.0.0 from the Ubuntu 11.10 software center. I am trying to use the spellchecker but it is not working as it is not able to identify any grammatical mistake. Which would be the ...
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Touchpad requires you to press really hard on MacBook 2.1

On my white MacBook 2.1 I have to press to my finger really hard to the touchpad to even move the mouse pointer. I did not have to do that when I had OSX installed on it. Any ideas?
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installing ubuntu from usb on windows7

I trying to install Ubuntu from USB on my Windows 7 net-book. During installation I couldn't create new partition. I couldn't find free space as my +,- are non active. What should I do?? Here by ...
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Why does Windows 7 overall performance is better than Ubuntu 11.10?

I have a Intel i7 2600 processor, 8GB DDR3 RAM, nVidia GTX570 graphics card, and still Ubuntu taking 45-50 seconds to boot and 32-35 seconds to power off, while Windows 7 boots in only 20-25 seconds ...
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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 login as admin after upgrading from 11.04 to 11.10

All, I can login using the guest account and i can login using the terminal (Ctrl-Alt-F1). Every time i try to login graphically it accepts my password and attempts to log in. Something fails and ...
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How do I move the dialog in the login screen?

I have a quite wide monitor and it's quite annoying to see the login dialog in the login screen on the far left side of my screen. I literally have to turn my head around to look at it! Is there a ...