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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Step to step how to install Cinelerra

I have some problems installing cinelerra on my Ubuntu 11.10. I tried to follow some guides on the internet but none of them worked. How do I install it?
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How to disable mouse hover at top left corner on 'Activities' action [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you disable the automatic activation of Gnome Shell activities button Instead of hovering mouse over 'Activities' (top-left corner) I want only mouse click on it to ...
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How to assign a Vim as the default program for a file type and run it in maximized terminal?

I want to assign a terminal based program as a default program in Gnome Shell 3.2. I am running Ubuntu 11.10. More specifically, I want my .txt files to open in vim with maximized Gnome Terminal. ...
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How do I get Ubuntu to open folders with Nautilus by default?

After upgrading to Ubuntu 11.10, I once right-clicked on a folder and told it to open the folder with Movie Player ("Open with other application..."). No harm done there, right? Nope, now Ubuntu ...
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How to disable fancy visual effects in Gnome Shell?

I there! I'm a new Ubuntu user and I began with version 11.10. I recently installed Gnome Shell (gnome-shell package in Ubuntu Software Center) after running with Ubuntu 2D. I thought it would be ...
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crontab Suddenly Stopped Working

Ok so here is my problem, I recently updated my server and change some jsp files which are used to do automatic announcements. The crontab has all the .sh files listed within it and the .sh files run ...
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unable to install mysql server on ubuntu [closed]

the error I encountered while updating in ubuntu 11.10. since I found that ubuntu 11.10 supports much better than 12.04 for matlab, I have rebooted my OS to ubuntu 11.10. And even here, I face same ...
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Why are letters overlapping in the terminal?

I installed Oneiric as a guest OS in VirtualBox using the Mini CD. I installed the ubuntu-desktop package and everything seems to work fine - well, except for a font issue with the terminal: As you ...
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How to get the correct battery status?

At this moment, ever since I installed Ubuntu on this machine, the battery status says: not present. Looking at this answer, however, I find that /proc/acpi/battery/BAT1/info (sometimes its /proc/...
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Is there a way to rename an external hard drive?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 and I have a couple of WD external drives. The problem is, they all show up in the file manager as "Elements" which can get confusing. Is there a way to rename one or both of ...
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Could not resolve archive.ubuntu.com when reinstalling xorg

I managed to uninstall xserver-xorg completely, and now all I see when booting Ubuntu is a blank screen. I've tried reinstalling it through shell prompt (recovery mode) but every time I get errors ...
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How do I reinstall grub2? [duplicate]

Having tried all day to reinstall grub and trawling the internet I have had no luck. I can no longer boot into ubuntu and have tried boot disk frin yannubuntu but the grub tabs are greyed out. Other ...
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How to install the apt-get command, when it's itself been removed?

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Asus tf101 and wanted to strip it down a little bit removed the desktop environment and any application that comes with it. By doing this I accidentally removed apt-get ...
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switch between 3g and 2g in zte modem

I'm relatively new to Ubuntu(installed 11.10 just 2 days ago). The thing is that if I connect my zte mf691 modem via usb it shows up in connection manager. If I connect to the internet with the modem ...
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I can't copy files to my memory card

I can't copy files to my memory card. When i copy there is a error message and it says read-only file system. But, i can copy file from the card.Can any one please help me. I am using ubuntu 11.10.
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Can't boot after a dd, BIOS reports no bootable drives

I bought a new computer, removed the Windows disk (as usual) and installed 2 brand new 3TB drives. Installed 11.10 from USB stick, apt-get updates and favorite installs, everything was fine. Then I ...
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why nautilus will open automatically when kde loads?

Recentlly every time that laptop turns on and kde loads, nautilus will opened automatically. why ? I installed kde on ubuntu 11.10.
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Installed 11.10 Help! cannot find chrome after install [duplicate]

I installed 11.10 Big mistake, can't find anything! Chrome, I installed it, removed it because I couldn't find it re-installed it, still can not find it. Considering going back to 10.04
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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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How can I make a Multiseat with Xephyr?

I'm trying to use multiseat with Ubuntu, but I can't make this work. I've read a lot of "how to", and the most of them are about doing a multiseat with some distro with GDM2, or KDM. But, I'm using ...
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Problem installing libva (VAAPI), vainfo fails

I'm following a wiki on how to make VLC use the GPU in the Core i3 integrated graphics chipset, but I'm stuck at one of the first steps, installing VAAPI. I installed libva1 and vainfo by using "sudo ...
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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 by installing sudo apt-get install ipython will use python2.7. [EDIT1] $ sudo python3 configure.py ...
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External monitor set as primary even when disconnected from laptop

My Lenovo X200 laptop has developed a problem recently whereby I get a blank internal screen on booting into Ubuntu 11.10. Display works normally during boot, after which the desktop is displayed ...
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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 espeak-...
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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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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 ...