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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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 to find keycodes for Fn + keys?

I'm trying to find out the keycode for Fn+← keypress (left arrow). Xev outputs FocusOut event, serial 36, synthetic NO, window 0x3c00001,    mode NotifyGrab, detail NotifyAncestor FocusIn event, ...
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How can I stop Unity 2d intercepting meta key when I'm in VirtualBox?

Whenever I'm working in virtualbox guest system and pressing meta key (aka winkey, or Mod4) a huge unity menu pop ups. Is there any way to fix this behavior?
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How do I install the NVIDIA driver for a GeForce 6200?

I have been recently trying to find a solution for this on the web but did not find something useful or accurate for Ubuntu 11.10. I also consulted the NVIDIA help, but things there did not work for ...
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Virtual Terminal switching with a multiseat setup and lightdm

My aim is to have two seats for my Ubuntu machine. One of the monitors is a USB touchscreen from Mimo with a displaylink chip. I already got it working as main display just by reconfiguring xorg.conf. ...
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Mouse can still move but no clicks are registered and everything is locked up [closed]

Every now and then everything appears to lock up and I can't really do anything. I can move my mouse and it will reflect that on the screen but I can't really do anything else. Sitting long enough it ...
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Unable to repair packages in Ubuntu Software Center

When I open up the Software Center it gives me, "Items cannot be installed or removed until package catalog is repaired". Can someone help me?
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Black screen after wakeup

HP w2207h (HDMI screen) , HP 6235fr under UBUNTU 11.10 (Nvidia GT220): After suspending for a long time, wakeup my PC with USB. Boots up but black screen.No screen since start of booting. The machine ...
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How to add Rhythmbox controls to the sound menu?

I recently installed a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit on my notebook. I personally prefer Rhythmbox over Banshee so I searched for and installed it from the Ubuntu Software Center. (including ...
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How do I stop orca from starting up on login?

Orca keeps starting up after system starting, and I'm not able to find it in "Startup Applications". How to stop it??
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Slow wired internet connection on Realtek RTL8168-8111 (Rev 6)

I keep on seeing issues people are having with their wireless. I am having an issue with being wired into my router. I installed Ubuntu 11.10 the other day, on my custom PC. The motherboard I have ...
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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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What is the easiest method to share files between Windows and Ubuntu?

I have a Windows 7 installed on my laptop. I installed VirtualBox 4.1.4 with Ubuntu 11.10. Now I want to be able to copy files from Windows to Ubuntu and vice versa. What is the easiest method to ...
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No option to install alongside Windows 7

I'm trying to install 11.10 alongside Windows 7 from USB, although I've also tried Wubi, but I'm not getting the option to install alongside Windows. I've checked the disk type in windows disk manager ...
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How do I get the compiz snow plugin working?

i've got some trouble installing the snow plugin in Ubuntu 11.10. I found some tutorials to build it from git but it won't work for me. Spent all day long to get it run but it won't. So Is there ...
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Error on boot: unknown command 'gfxmode'. Pressing any key continues

When I boot into Linux, I get this: Error: unknown command 'gfxmode'. Pressing any key continues It takes about 5 secs to boot after that. Pretty slow compared to 11.10, I think. Anyway, my Ubuntu ...
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Ways to Install and uninstall programs in deb format

What are ways to install/uninstall programs in Ubuntu. I will mention only .deb since it is the official package format and for example installing a .sh or .run program can typically be as simple as ...
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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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Lenovo b570 Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 wireless doesn't work

prumar@bluelaptop:~$ rfkill list 0: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: ideapad_wlan: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: no 2: ideapad_bluetooth: Bluetooth ...
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Nvidia geforce 6150-unity 3d won't work

The Nvidia Geforce 6150 does not work with Unity. What should I do to fix it? I am using Ubuntu 11.10.
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How can I upgrade kernel to 3.1?

The Ubuntu kernel PPA doesn't have kernel 3.1. Is there any other guaranteed way to upgrade because I don't want to reinstall Ubuntu again.
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LightDM is running but does not display on login

LightDM is installed and running by default as a part of the Beta release. Yet, LightDM is not displayed at login time, rather a primitive, GDM like manager is the one we find at login time. I tried ...
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How do I install an Asus USB-N53 WiFi adapter?

I bought an ASUS USB-N53 wireless-N Dual-band USB wifi adapter. It does not install on my Ubuntu 11.10 system automatically. I cannot figure out a way to get it installed. Any advice?
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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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Ubuntu Software Center not working; says the package catalog needs repair

When I want to install anything in Ubuntu Software Center I get this message :
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Where to find administration, preferences, etc?

Where can I find it? And also, how can I add folder or file to the left menu? Thank you.
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disable the cdrom in Ubuntu 11.10 OS

Can anyone help me how to disable the cdrom in Ubuntu 11.10 OS level. I tried searching google but I could not find any solution.
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Upgrade ended Half-way between ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04, how to full upgrade?

I was trying to upgrade this afternoon from 11.10 to 12.04. After most of the packages had been downloaded, I lost my Internet connection. When I re-connected to the Internet, still on Ubuntu 11.10, ...
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How to install and update Ubuntu to a Pen drive

I want to install Ubuntu into a pen drive. The pen drive is 16GB and I want to be able to boot from it (Not the LiveCD but the actual installed system) and be able to update and install new packages. ...
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How to select folders to sync in UbuntuOne?

Can I selectivly select what folders I want to sync in Ubuntu One? If so how? Currently I created a symlink from Ubuntu One folder to the folder I want to share? That will not waste space right ...
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How do I install a driver for a Brother MFC-J270W printer?

I own a Brother Printer/Scanner, model MFC-J270W. I'm running on both a Sony Vaio laptop with ATI graphics and a core i5, and an older Dell desktop with a Core 2 Duo. I had no problems installing it ...
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How do I get a Canon Pixma MG 3150 working? [duplicate]

I've got the new Canon Pixma MG 3150 and so far, I can't seem to find a driver anywhere. I do have the CD for both Windows and Mac, but this doesn't help me, as I have Ubuntu 11.10. I'd prefer to have ...
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Change user password while password is empty [duplicate]

I have a realy strange problem in Ubuntu 11.10. I have by accident my password set to empty. If I wan't to install software now the system asks for a password, but I haven't one anymore. If I enter my ...
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How to keep ndiswrapper configuration after reboot?

I've been using ndiswrapper on my old wireless card without any problem, until I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10. ndiswrapper is not included by default anymore so I installed it from the Software Center, ...
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Can't use GNOME Shell extensions due to “error parsing schema”

I get this error in the gnome-tweak-tool konsole dialog CRITICAL: Error parsing schema org.gnome.shell (/usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/org.gnome.shell.gschema.xml) And then a series of other errors ...
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How to install oracle10g?

I want to install oracle10g on my ubuntu 11.10 server but it has this error: E: Unable to locate package oracle-xe
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Why are there multiple (6) swap partitions after Ubuntu clean install?

After several multiple clean re-installations of Ubuntu 11.10 x86 from the original 11.04 on my Lenovo S12 (Intel Atom) laptop, I find I have six swap partitions. The original 11.04 had only one. I ...
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Driver for Lexmark X7675 printer

Translation: I would like to install a Lexmark X7675 printer. The installed Ubuntu version is 11.10. I tried to look on the Lexmark website, but I only found drivers for Ubuntu versions older than ...
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How can I customize colors of theme? (Specifically I want to change the color of tooltip)

I had maverick and I have customized Ambiance theme to have light background color for tooltips. But from Natty onwards I can't see the 'Customize' button anywhere. How can I customize the themes in ...
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Unity not searching applications

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 and have updated to 11.04 and now 11.10. I switched from using Ubuntu Classic / GNOME Classic to Unity for this release. The problem is, the super key menu (Dash), doesn't ...
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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 to replace OpenJDK 6 with OpenJDK 7?

Surprisingly (as OpenJDK 7 was released to general availability about 4 months ago) Ubuntu 11.10 still uses OpenJDK 6 instead of 7 by default. How do I best fix this? I'd prefer to remove OpenJDK 6 ...
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How do I run a custom animated bootscreen?

I want to create a new splash theme for Ubuntu 11.10 using a volcano theme, so when it boots the volcano erupts with lava (same for shutdown). Now I have my image (png) but obviously it does not ...
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Scheduling StartUp and ShutDown

I use Torrents often, so I need to know how to make my computer start up and shut down automatically, Wi-Fi is switched on at six in the morning in my hotel and switched off at two AM. (I am able to ...
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Where can I find a g++ 4.7 package?

Some time ago, I managed to find PPA featuring g++-4.7 build. However, I had to reinstall everything on my machine and I lost name of that PPA. Could anyone point me to it? I tried to find it again, ...
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How to install MySQL workbench?

Installing MySQL workbench on 10.04 or 10.10 is not a problem, as the deb packages are available on MySQL's website. But there is no 11.04 deb package available. So, how do I install MySQL workbench ...
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How to set cpu limit for given process permanently. Cpulimit and nice don't work

There are many similar questions but none of them help me with my problem. I have ubuntu 11.10 on server (it's desktop version). I have a running website on it. There is one process that is very ...
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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 do I disable the touchpad using the upper left corner on an HP Pavilion dv6?

To disable the touchpad on an HP Pavilion dv6, you double tap on an area in the upper left hand corner of the touchpad. Then the blue indicator light around the border of the touchpad turns red, and ...
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Will Thunderbird integrate with the calendar indicator?

Since we're past feature freeze does that mean that there will be no more efforts into integration of Thunderbird and Unity?