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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Screen brightness reset to minimum after every reboot

Ubuntu 11.10 doesn't save my brightness settings between sessions. Everytime I boot up, the brightness is always at zero, and I always have to set it back to my preferred setting (at maximum). How can ...
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How do I install a driver for an Atheros AR9285?

How to install the driver for Atheros AR9285 in Ubuntu 11.10. Still no package for 11.10 according to this https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Device/Atheros/AR9285 Here is the output of ...
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How do I add a Canon Pixma MX860 network printer?

I am running Ubuntu Oneiric 11.10 on two computers, one is AMD-64bit architecture, the other i386--same problem on both. In 11.04 I could print and scan just fine, after some tinkering, but after a ...
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Cant run FoxitReader after installing it

I'm trying to install Foxit reader. I've downloaded the .deb, opened with Ubuntu Software Center (or gdebi, etc) and clicked install. The progress bar do her job and an icon appears when I search ...
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Why is synaptic downloading packages for both amd64 and i386?

I'm running Oneiric 64-bit, and since I've upgraded I notice Synaptic has split the repositories into 64-bit and 32-bit, but it's downloading archive lists for both of them, taking twice the time as ...
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How do you change the search location of the Music Lens?

My music collection is on a separate partition and not under /home/username/Music. How do I get the music lens in Unity on Ubuntu 11.10 to search in a different location?
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How can I enable a face browser in LightDM?

Is there a way to enable face display in the default LightDM greeter in Oneiric? If not, is there another alternative greeter that supports faces? (I know I can switch back to gdm if necessary, but ...
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Slow shutdown due to modemmanager and .. nm-dispatcher.action?

My ubuntu is slow to shutdown, and the culprits seem to be modemmanager and something called nm-dispatcher.action. On shutdown I get a message on the terminal saying something like "asking all ...
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Where are my tray icons in the Unity 2D panel?

I can not see any icons in the notification area. I am using Unity 2D in Ubuntu 11.10 . Where are they?
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What does GRUB setting GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=text?

To be able to boot Ubuntu 10.10 or 11.10 in my new Lenovo L5210 with Intel Sandy Bridge I need to set grub setting GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=text (or I will get a blank black screen with only a cursor in ...
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How do I get rid of all the Unity bars?

To make my question as simple as possible, I'll start with showing my desktop, so that I don't need to describe everything in words: Basically this is how I have been using Ubuntu 10.04 since it's ...
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How do I move Nautilus' navigation buttons to the left?

Can the "navigation buttons" (forward and back) in nautilus 3 be moved to the left? I just find them impractical and confusing on the right. This is nautilus looks by default: I would like to move ...
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Transmission not downloading

I'm using the Transmission which was shipped in 11.10. All the configurations in Ubuntu 11.10 are the same as they are in my Mac OS. In Ubuntu, Transmission is not downloading at all: 0 peers at all ...
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How do I stop or start the desktop from loading on bootup? [duplicate]

I occasionally want to use my Ubuntu machine as a desktop but mostly as a headless file server. Before I upgraded to Oneiric, I used rcconf services to disable or enable the desktop. In Oneiric I ...
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How do I upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10? [duplicate]

I am ready to try Ubuntu 11.10, how do I upgrade to it from 11.04?
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How do I remove the FGLRX drivers after I've installed them by hand?

I installed ati-driver-installer-11-9-x86.x86_64.run downloaded from the ATI Website. However I installed the generic version instead of building a distribution specific installer. Now I have the ...
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Windows hostnames are not resolved

I know that similar questions has already been asked. However, as suggested in the answers to that question I have the winbind package installed and have wins in /etc/nsswitch.conf: hosts: ...
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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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“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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Will 12.04 default into Unity the way 11.10 did?

When I upgraded to 11.10 from 11.04, on first boot I was put into the Unity shell. However, since then, I have opted to use Gnome-Classic. My question is, when Ubuntu 12.04 comes out next April, will ...
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How to convert a .pdf file into a folder of images?

I have some .pdf files that I would like to convert to my preferred reading format of .cbr or .cbz or, if this isn't directly possible, I need to extract all pages from the .pdf as images and then ...
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Is there a Gmail notifier that works with multiple accounts?

Is there something equivalent to gnome-gmail-notifier for Unity and Unity 2D on Ubuntu 11.04/11.10? 'equivalent' means that it must notify about new emails from multiple normal GMail and Google Apps ...
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Source code for 'df' command

Can someone tell me how to locate the source code for the 'df' command. My operating system is Ocelot. Thanks!
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How to get back the »open parent« button in 11.10?

Is it really true that Nautilus 3.x hasn't the »open parent« button any more? Today I tried the second beta of Ubuntu 11.10 and I am deeply frustrated. Since Gnome3 and this whole Unity thing it feels ...
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How can I change font rendering to sub-pixel BGR ordering?

In Ubuntu 11.10, I can't find a way to change the sub-pixel byte ordering to BGR. I have a BGR monitor and fonts look blurry because of this. I've installed gnome-tweak-tool but I can't find an option ...
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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 to View Windows Files on a Wubi install?

I wanted to ask, how can i view all my windows files on Ubuntu. I found out how to get my D drive folders but have yet not figured out how to get my C drive files. Please give me an easy way to find ...
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How can I increase the console resolution of my Ubuntu server

I am running an Ubuntu server inside VMware workstation, when I run the VM the screen is really small. I want to increase it to something that fits in the whole VMware console. I tried changing the ...
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Ungroup with alt tab

I have a "serious" issue. I use Ubuntu 11.10 and I really like it. There's just one thing that drives me crazy. Can someone tell me how I can ungroup for ex. Mozilla with alt tab? I've already ...
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What is the “Other” account in LightDM?

I use Ubuntu Oneiric and I would like to know what is the account named Other for? It does not appear in the user manager. How can I remove it?
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Grab Handles appearing randomly, causes erratic mouse behavior

I did a clean install of Ubuntu 11.10 recently. Every so often, Grab Handles will appear on the active window. Sometimes they simply disappear after a few seconds without causing me any problems. ...
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How do I make the clock stop chiming every hour on the hour?

I'm using a fully updated 11.10 install. After I installed the gnome-shell 3.2 package the clock started chiming every hour (it sounds like a doorbell). If I'm listening to something that needs to ...
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Will I be able to run Gnome 2 in 11.10?

Will there be a way to eliminate Gnome 3 in 11.10 and install Gnome 2 on that sytem?
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How do I configure Thunderbird Unity integration, particularly the monitoring of selected folders?

In ubuntu 11.04 I was using two thunderbird extensions : - Messaging Menu and Unity Launcher Integration - Unity Launcher Integration Since 11.10 it seems they are bundled with thunderbird. But I ...
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Middle mouse click emulation on trackpad, how can I set it?

I've just updated to Ubuntu 11.10 and I'm using Unity. Since the update I can no longer use 'Middle Clicks' with the Track-pad. Tab-browsing in Firefox has become a pain :( I used to swap the 'three ...
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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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Why is the Edit button greyed out in Network Manager?

Since 2 days ago I can't edit any connections using network manager, because the "edit" button is greyed out. I tried doing a normal restart of the service to no avail. Any suggestions?
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How to integrate gnome-online-accounts?

There is a new feature called gnome-online-accounts, which has been introduced in Gnome3 , but its still not integrated into Ubuntu 11.10. Does anyone know how to get this working?
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How do I get the Broadcom BCM4313 wireless working on an Asus 1015PX?

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Asus 1015PX which is certified by Canonical. My WiFi is not working. I read about the BCM4313 troubles and tried https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/...
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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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Issues checking out code from Google Code

I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 and since then, I haven't been able to checkout code from Google Code. I can't get it with either svn or git, but they were both working before the upgrade (so ...
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How to disable num lock warning

In the log in (and lock) screen of Ubuntu 11.10 I get annoying warnings that my Num Lock is on. As it is (on my Desktop) totally irrelevant or Num Lock is enabled or not, is there a way to disable ...
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Why does switching users completely hang my system every time?

I have a fresh install of 11.04 64bit, with 2 administrator accounts and 4 normal accounts. The 4 normal accounts (the kids' accounts) don't have passwords, they can login simply by clicking on their ...
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Why does Ubuntu 11.10 start and shut down so slowly?

Ubuntu's always been very fast on my computer. I have 3GB RAM, and previous versions booted in under 40s and shut down in under 5s. Most recently, Natty took 40s to boot and only 4s to shut down. ...
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How to change the screen DPI in 11.10?

I want to change the DPI of the screen that is used in Ubuntu 11.10. How do I do this? I don't just want to change the font size like in How do I change the font DPI settings?, but I also want the ...
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How do I open the Disk Utility in Unity?

I am new to Ubuntu and have installed it side by side with windows 7. Both boot up okay, my problem is I can't get to disk utility to create a partition that I can share between both OSs. Help says go ...
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unable to edit /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward in Xubuntu [duplicate]

I try to change ip_forward from 0 to 1 but fail, even with root permission in Xubuntu 11.10. I don't have such similar problem while using Ubuntu 11.10 chiaki@chiaki:~$ sudo echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/...
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Wireless doesn't connect after suspend on an Asus K52F

I'm on an ASUS K52F running Ubuntu 11.10 with the AR9285 wireless card. Wifi works acceptably before suspending, after it doesn't show any networks. the only solution I've found is a full reboot.
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How to I fix software center after installing the Linux Mint MATE desktop?

I installed the MATE desktop using this manual but now i can't open my Ubuntu Software Center and can't open the settings from the update manager. I removed mate desktop but it doesn't fix the ...
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How can I change PrtScn to capture by area?

I just installed 11.10. One of the standard things I do on a new install of Ubuntu is change the action taken when I hit the prtscn key. By default the action is to take a screenshot. I change it so ...