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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Permission denied on SSHFS automount

I am trying to set up an SSHFS connection between two Ubuntu machines, using /etc/fstab so that they automount from the beginning. I have created an .ssh directory in my home dir on both machines, I ...
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Synaptic Package Manager keeps crashing

Synaptic keeps crashing. When I open it, it asks for the sudo password. I give the password, then the synaptic window flashes for less than a second and then goes away. What's wrong? After seeing ...
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How do I set my own (HTML) theme in LightDM?

LightDM is the new login manager, and is meant to be themeable using HTML and CSS. How do I do that in Ubuntu 11.10? Can I use my own HTML file with my own text? Things I've tried: I've spent a ...
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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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How to get a stable WLAN-connection with a Lenovo x121e?

I have permament problem when using WLAN with my Lenovo ThinkPad x121e. The wireless network adapter in use is this one: lspci: 01:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. ...
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Can't change global default video player to VLC?

I have already set VLC for default video player but still vids, movies, etc. open in Banshee and I cannot find anyway to turn that off. So far I have to manually tell each vid to open with VLC and to ...
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How to prevent screen locking when lid is closed?

I have Ubuntu 11.10 with Gnome 3 (no Unity), gnome-screen-saver has been removed and replaced with xscreensaver. The screensaver stuff all works fine -- no complaints there. When I close my laptop ...
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Should I use btrfs or Ext4 for my SSD?

Should I use btrfs (with discard, compress=lzo and space_cache options) or Ext4 (with discard option) for the SSD for my Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric) amd64 desktop root partition of my office machine? ...
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How do I remove the Me-User-Indicator from the Panel?

How do I remove the Me-User-Indicator from the Panel in 11.10? The indicator contains two items: the written user name and the icon of a human.
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What is IOMMU and will it improve my VM performance?

My Motherboard's chipset supports this feature IOMMU, i've read (but not really understand) that it improves the VM performance by letting the VM make use of the actual physical hardware instead of ...
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What customisation options are available for the new unity launcher?

I'm looking to understand what are the customisation options available for the unity launcher in 11.10. Is it possible to modify?: size of launcher, (smaller than 32 px? bigger than 64?) position ...
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Can I install a 32-bit Java in addition to a 64-bit version?

For normal development I'm using the 64-bit VM which comes when I install the Java development kit (OpenJDK) with the package manager. But there are some Java applications (containing native ...
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Will it be possible to use GTK3.2's HTML5 extension in 11.10?

Does anybody know wether or not it willbe possible to use the GTK3.2's new HTML5-extension in Ubuntu 11.10? They announced that GNOME3.2 will be included, but will they build the GTK packages with the ...
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Hibernation causes crashing on an Acer Aspire [closed]

Hibernation worked perfectly fine in 11.04. Ever since I upgraded to 11.10, my laptop (Acer Aspire) keeps crashing when it's hibernating. I have no clue why. Any ideas? At first it seemed to only ...
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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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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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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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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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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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“cannot determine current directory” while building haskell

I'm trying to install haskell on ubuntu 11.10 and I'm following the instructions on this website: https://gist.github.com/1524859 But when I type ./configure I get an error message saying: checking ...
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Is it possible to keep GNOME 2 in 11.10?

Unity has been both praised and hated by different people for various reasons. Mark Shuttleworth for example says that it's designed for widescreens as an example. I do fully agree with that ...
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Don't list all users at login with LightDM

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 and I was wondering if it's possible to not list all the current users and instead require the user to type in their username? My company's IT policies require that ...
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Printer jobs can not be stopped

Recently I had one of the most frustrating experiences with my printer. I sent a some print jobs to my Canon Pixus iP3100 printer, but then realized there was a problem with the layout, and so I ...
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df -h - Used space + Avail Free space is less than the Total size of /home

As the output of df -h shows here, something is eating up 5GB of free space. So, it's not available to use. I'm also noticing sometimes that the hard disk gets filled up to 100% sometimes. So, I had ...
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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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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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Update Manager Not working

Hi When I try to press CHECK Button in Updated, it is not looking for updates available. getting below error. "Failed to Download repository information" Check your Internet connection.. W:GPG ...
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How to stop the terminal from wrapping lines

Is there a way to tell the terminal not to wrap long lines. I wish to see a line in the same space without wrapping to the next one. I do not care if I can not see the end of the line just as long as ...
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How can I configure proxy authentication?

The Ubuntu 11.10 has only simple proxy configuration. Where is the authentication option? so it can be used to download packages?
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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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Adding extra options to right-click menu

are any more options that can be added to the right click menu in ubuntu? e.g when right clicking in nautilus or desktop
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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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Is there a future for Gnome Classic?

Note: This question has the potential to cause unneccessary debate about the merits and demerits of Unity, Gnome3, and Gnome Classic. I would like to avoid that and concentrate solely on the issue 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 by installing sudo apt-get install ipython will use python2.7. [EDIT1] $ sudo python3 configure.py ...
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I can't shut down nor reboot without console

After update from 11.04 to 11.10 an wired conduct appears in my machine: Shutdown GUI methods (including reboot) cause only a log off, and in the login screen, shutdown nor reboot options do anything ...
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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 ...
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Why do I sometimes log in twice (instead of once)?

Often, when I boot up my PC, the Ubuntu 11.10 login screen prompts me to enter my login details (as per normal), but after I've done that, it asks me a second time. To be clear, I log in the first ...
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How to enable experimental rounded corners?

My one major disappointment with Oneiric is that it no longer includes nice rounded corners as in some of the dev builds: Andrea Cimitan's Google+ post. Although he argues that Compiz is still too ...
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Can I make Eclipse use the Ubuntu global menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Menu missing in Lotus notes 8 and Eclipse in Unity I'm using Eclipse Indigo and I'd like for it to use the global menu, like all the other applications on my system. Is ...
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Where is force quit?

i'm trying to make a custom launcher in 11.10 for the special force quit launcher we had in 11.04 (you could add it from the list of apps,but now it is nowhere to be found ,even in alacarte ..) .. so ...
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Problems Connecting MSN with empathy

I don't know if I am the only one with this bug, but I can't use my MSN account with a freshly installed Ubuntu 11.10 with Empathy. It used to work with my Arch Linux, but now with Ubuntu, it ...
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How can I setup SSH so that it is restricted to my local network?

I'm trying to link my new laptop running 11.10 to my old laptop running 8.04 through my router using SSH. This question is asked and answered on ubuntuforums here: ...
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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 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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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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Is it possible to only allow specific packages updates from a PPA

Let us say I have added a PPA that has X package that I want but it also has Y package that I do not want to use or receive updates from. How can I, from the same PPA, receive updates for a specific ...
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Has GNOME2 been forked?

I'm a GNOME2 fan, and I was wondering if the GNOME2 stack had been successfully forked (Mainly just the top and bottom panel) so we can use it in 11.10 when GNOME2 classic is replaced by Unity 2D. I ...
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Difference between menu shutdown and 'shutdown -h now'

What is the difference between the shutdown menu item and shutdown -h now? The former sometimes hangs up my laptop on Ubuntu 11.10.
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How to speed up compilation of Ubuntu apps (make, cmake, gcc)

I am compiling some programs here and I have 4 cores. Is there a way to tell make, cmake or gcc to compile using all cores or something to that affect.
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How to fix error with ATI driver “Error of failed request”?

I installed the fglrx catalyst proprietary driver via this link : http://cisight.com/install-amd-radeon-hd-6470m-and-solve-overheat-on-ubuntu-1110-oneiric/ Running fglrxinfo or glxinfo | grep render ...