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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Previewing Images Before Opening?

If anyone is familiar with Windows 7, you can change the view to "Thumbnail" and see what the image is before opening the file. I noticed on Ubuntu that PDF files show a preview, but it seems like ...
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My computer set my external hard disk as read-only after I upgraded it to 11.10

I have an HP Compaq 6910p that I upgrade into 11.10 a month ago. It works nicely with only one disability so far. I can't change anything in my external hard disk. It is connected through a USB 3.0. ...
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Why was gimp removed at the last upgrade?

Well, I did a partial upgrade and it included removing gimp. I was planning to reinstall it later, but when I try to, I get the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: gimp : ...
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Hard drive clicking noise on Acer AO722

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 on an Acer Aspire One 722. Whenever I'm on battery power I get a clicking sound from my hard drive every 5 seconds or so (this does not happen when the laptop is plugged in). ...
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How to fix webcam on Macbook Pro 5,5

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 on a Macbook Pro 5.5. When I initially installed, the webcam worked perfectly, and I could use Cheese to take photos or video without any problems. However, now when I open ...
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Lose files in My Dual boot system?

I have installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 both 32bit as dual boot. The problem I'm facing now is that I loose the data which store while I'm in Ubuntu. The data that I stored while I'm in Windows ...
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How can I adjust brightness settings when I am on battery?

I can't find brightness settings that work from battery mode in the Ubuntu 11.10 screen settings. There are some settings from Ubuntu 11.04 in gconf, 90% for AC and 60% for battery, but it doesn't ...
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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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Sound dies on Wine games

I've been playing some old classic games (think 1999-2002) on Wine on Ubuntu 11.10 amd64 lately. The gameplay is great, but sound only works for a little while then crashes and doesn't come back until ...
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How do I disable a touchpad using the command line?

Is there a way to disable a touchpad using a terminal command?
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How do I set IDLE as the default editor for Python scripts?

I would like to set IDLE as the default editor for python scripts, but when I click on "open with application" and hit the dropdown to show more applications it isn't an option. Here's exactly what ...
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Internal microphone not working on a Compaq Presario CQ60

the internal microphone of my COMPAQ Presario CQ60 is not working. i notice it when calling on skype i could not be understood. i checked if skype was disabling my microphone due to its auto ...
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Can't start without X server in order to install video drivers

On 10.10 I was able to make quick Video Drivers installs just by starting Ubuntu in "recovery mode", which would me allow to modify the X server. But now if I start the system in recovery mode it ...
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Unable to boot into 11.10 in normal (get a black screen) OR recovery (get just a flashing cursor, no cli)

Okay, so I had a dual boot of Tango Studio (based on Ubuntu 10.04) and Windows XP. Yesterday I downloaded the .iso for Ubuntu 11.10 and attempted to install from a USB (my BIOS won't normally boot ...
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“You are not the owner…” message when trying to access folder

In the properties menu of this folder the permission is set to "root" user and group, it shows the message "you are not the owner, so you cannot change these permissions." I am indeed the owner and ...
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Deja Dup`s “Back Up Now” button is not highlighted

I have setup my backup folder and put the Automatic backups switch to on. In the Overview tab I cant press the "Back Up Now" because it is grayed out. I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and here is the content ...
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How do I clean up old packages and apps after upgrading?

From an older query I found that sudo apt-get autoremove should be used. I did that and some packages got removed. But the applications Computer Janitor and Pitivi are still present on the computer ...
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Where did /var/log/user.log go?

Since 11.10 the user.log file has been removed. Where can I find messages that used to go there in the past? I am now using 14.04.
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How to configure GNOME 3 to show icons on desktop

In Ubuntu 11.04, files in /home/user/Desktop appear as icons on the desktop. It seems that they do not under GNOME 3 using GNOME Shell (for example on Fedora 15). How do I configure that? Update: ...
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Is it possible to install Wubi using the ISO?

I have the Ubuntu 11.10 ISO downloaded but I want to install the Wubi for some specific reasons. When I do the click on the Wubi installer, it starts downloading files. Since I already have the ISO ...
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laptop restarting itself during ubuntu install (HELP?!)

I hope somebody can help me with my problem. Im trying to fix a laptop (Acer Travelmate 2350) for a friend after he got the blue screen of death running XP. Ive tried to install various different ...
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I'm stuck between 11.10 and 12.04 with only a read-only system

I went out of the room while I was trying to update from 11.10 to 12.04 LTS. When I came back, my laptop had gone into sleep mode. I assume that it was half way through updating something. The screen ...
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Password stopped working after upgrade to 11.10

We have been using ubuntu for over two years. Every time we download an upgrade, our password has always kept working. After downloading 11.10, The password quit working. We went to the community to ...
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About transferring ubuntu bootsector

How can I transfer ubuntu BOOTSECTOR into windows loader partition? I went to this link [http://pw999.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/windows-7-linux-dualboot-using-bcd-instead-of-grub/][1] But was not ...
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Fn+F8 does not switch displays on a Dell E6410

I recently upgraded to Oneric and found that Fn+F8 does not switch displays on Oneric, Dell E6410, Nvidia. I frequently run presentations and need to switch between projector and laptop with minimum ...
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Cannot connect to wireless network with a Broadcom BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN card

I installed ubuntu on my old HP. it is the 11.10 version. I cannot find out how to connect it to my wireless network. I can't even get it to scan for available networks. Link to my pastebin: ...
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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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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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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 ...