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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Ubuntu 11.10 after update crashes in blue screen [on hold]

So today i updated a few things on my laptop which uses Ubuntu 11.10 and it crashes almost every time that i try to turn it on. What happens is that it gets stuck in a blue screen, i try to press ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 resets to default settings after reboot

I upgraded to kernel 3.2 last night. Now: Gnome 3 resets to default after reboot and/or log out. Cannot change theme, font, etc through gnome tweak tool. cannot add any keyboard shortcuts that ...
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How do I repair the shut-down/Log-off button?

I use the computer with 2 users. With one user all works fine. With the second user account, the shut down and log-off buttons do not work anymore while screen locking standby and hibernation still ...
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Ubuntu not starting up after shutdown while upgrading [on hold]

I had ubuntu 11.10 installed and I was upgrading it to Ubuntu 12.04.1. While upgrading my computer got shut down due to heating issues. Afterwards its not starting up and gets stuck at a black screen. ...
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“Wifi hardware switched off” on an HPG61 (Atheros 9285)

Yesterday I upgraded my Ubuntu Natty to Oneiric on my notebook HP G61 (wifi card Atheros ar9285). When I start on normal mode wifi dont work: menu under tray-icon says; "Wifi hardware switched off". ...
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Nvidia VGA and Ubuntu 11.10 [on hold]

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 amd64 and it used the default settings and vga driver: unknown both screens sere working regardless of the errors of turning the laptop's off then both go off forever! So I ...
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“Fails to get size of gamma” error when trying to set resolution

On 11.10 my max allowed resolution is 1024x768, while my monitor supports 1280x800 on windows. I've seen a method to solve this via xrandr, but I allways get a message saying it fails to get size 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 installing by sudo apt-get install ipython will uses python2.7. [EDIT1] $ sudo python3 configure.py ...
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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 do I “alt-tab” between windows using Gnome 3?

All of the references I've found for Gnome 3 keyboard shortcuts list that alt+tab switches between applications and alt+` switches between windows (some actually say alt+~, but I think they're ...
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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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Why does a Stopped VLC inhibit Suspend?

When VLC is running, it prevents the computer from suspending. I want it to allow suspend IF VLC is stopped (the media finished playing). How can this be done?
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set default java version

I have been using Java 6 on Ubuntu 11.10, but now I want to update to version 7. I've installed version 7 via PPA as described here. If I run sudo update-alternatives --config java I get the ...
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Webcam not working and detected in 12.04, but on 11.10 was working

I had been using Ubuntu 11.10 with all the bells and whistles, every thing fine. I download and install the newest version of Ubuntu (12.04) and the webcam doesn't work. I tried installing cheese, but ...
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Problem with Using chntpw in Ubuntu to reset Windows 7 Password

I tried resetting the password of windows 7 Using chntpw command in Ubuntu . It showed success. But when I try to login from Windows it does not seem to be changed. I first used live USB of Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 not boot, freezes at the purple screen [closed]

I am facing problems with ubuntu 11.10 recently, when it is going to boot, it freezes at the startup screen and not boot at all, i have tried with different versions of ubuntu, linux mint, slax but ...
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wifi connection in lubuntu 11.10

I am facing the wifi network connection problem, which was previously working absolutely fine. I have checked /etc/network/interfaces file auto wlan0 iface wlan0 inet dhcp wireless-mode managed ...
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Does all hardware of a Thinkpad Edge E525 work

I would like to buy a new computer in the next days. The Thinkpad Edge E525 (AMD A6-3400M with AMD Radeon HD 6520G, product number 12002JG) is in the pole position, but I did not find a review how the ...
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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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High CPU usage while playing Flash on 11.10

Hi guys from what I see by Googling around it's a common problem but somehow all the threads I've seen end in "Oooo Flash is terrible" and the post dies there. I'm experiencing a very high CPU usage ...
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No such file or directory for existing executable

I just upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10 x64 from Ubuntu 11.04 32bit. But I find a really annoying problem. When I drag executable from file explorer to shell, the shell says bash: ...
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Wireless network device not ready after resuming after suspend

After resuming from sleep / suspend, I am not able to detect any wireless networks. I have my hardware switch on and turning it off or on didn't resolve the problem. However, when I restart my laptop, ...
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Can you make a bootable recovery partition for Ubuntu?

Okay, there's tons of questions about recovery partitions, but most, if not all pertain to Windows. My question is, "Can you make a bootable recovery partition FOR Ubuntu?" I'm soon going to put ...
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How do I shrink the root logical volume (LV) on LVM?

I don’t need to actually shrink the MBR partition, just the logical volume that contains the root “/” filesystem. It’s ~200GB now, and I need to shrink it to ~150GB to make room for a new logical ...
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how to make USB Modem for internet work with ubuntu?

I have one USB dongle for internet access initially i was using it with windows now i have installed Ubuntu 11.10. and the usb dongle is not working.It has inbuilt card reader too and that working ...
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How to change LUKS passphrase?

Having installed Ubuntu 11.10 with whole disk encryption and LVM, I need to provide a way for users to easily change LUKS passphrase. Preferably, this should be done using GUI tools, thus, enabling ...
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How to create a URL link on the Unity desktop

how do I create a URL link on the desktop? On Lucid one could create a URL by right clicking the desktop anywhere and a menu would appear that allowed the creation of a launchpad location (a URL) and ...
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Radeon HD 6850 VMware 3D Support?

I'm a new Ubuntu user (new to all of linux actually). I've installed Ubuntu 11.10 x64 and have been enjoying it, but I wanted to see how it would perform using VMware for small time gaming since I ...
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Help me i can't format my usb? i have already tried with mkdosfs and gparted

I have a MicroSD card in a USB adapter (which plugs into a USB port on my machine, and acts like a USB flash drive). I was using Unetbootin to make this a bootable USB flash drive with Kubuntu. But I ...
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Wireless disconnects when laptop unplugged from power source

My Ubuntu 11.10 laptop does not connect to my home router when the power source has been disconnected. When plugged back into the mains, the wireless starts working again. I have a HP Pavilion dv6. ...
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Cannot establish ssh connection to computer on local network

I've just (re)installed ubuntu 11.10 on my main pc, and the connection times out every time I try to ssh connect to my laptop (over the local network) to retrieve the files I backed up there. The ...
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Deja Dup: Volume doesn't implement mount

I am using Deja Dup for about two-three months and a week ago I started getting this error message and no backup was made: Backup Failed volume doesn't implement mount Is there something ...
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How to deactivate nvidia 9600M GT on a Macbookpro 5,1/5,2/5,3

I have a MacbookPro 5,1/5,2/5,3 that comes with two graphic cards, and by default I get the 9600M GT that consumes more battery that the other one. I have no idea how to deactivate it and activate the ...
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How can i set Lotus Notes as the default mail program? [closed]

What should i write in the: X-scheme-handler/mailto= ? I have Lotus Notes 8.5.2. It doesnt work if i just trying to change it from System Settings==>Default applications. It ...
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How can I uninstall MongoDB and reinstall the latest version?

I need to uninstall mongodb completely from my system (Ubuntu 11.10) and install version 2.0.5. Currently, when I run: mongo db I get the following error: MongoDB shell version: 2.0.1 ...
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Touchpad scroll not working on HP Pavilion dm3 laptop

I have an HP Pavilion dm3 laptop running Ubuntu 11.10. My touchpad works perfectly fine, but with one exception, the scrolling does not work. Does anybody out there know of any sure-fire fix that ...
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(11.10) Install Windows on Logical/Extended Partition — Dual-Boot

I have 3 Primary/Basic partitions: sda1. Ubuntu 11.10 root drive (40G) sda2. FreeBSD root (20G) sda3. Windows XP root drive(4G) I have a Logical/Extended Partition sda4 of 234GB, divided into 5 disks ...
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How can I remove un-installed programs from the Unity dash menu?

The Unity dash seems to operate independently from the Gnome main menu. This is quite annoying. I've uninstalled many (Wine) apps, removed their entries from the Gnome main menu, but they appear in ...
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Boot Ubuntu on USB flash drive in Mac OS X 10.4… and Ubuntu

I would like to create an OS-agnostic installation of Ubuntu on a flash drive, that boots under Ubuntu and under Mac OS X. Ideally the process would look like: Install Ubuntu 11.10 (or 12.04 if ...
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How to change touch gestures bindings in utouch on 11.10 and above to match the ones in 10.10? [closed]

When upgrading from 10.10 I noticed that touch gesture bindings have changed, from middle click via 3-finger touch, I need 5 fingers and 3 fingers is snap-move. I tried to search online for a way to ...
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NMCLI works in script when I run itdirectly , but not when run in CRON

This is under Ubuntu 11.10 I have a script that starts a PPTP VPN connection fetches a couple of files, then closes the connection. When I run this script from a terminal prompt it works perfectly; ...
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Spellchecker in LyX: Right dictionary configuration

I have installed LyX 2.0.0 from the Ubuntu 11.10 software center. I am trying to use the spellchecker but it is not working as it is not able to identify any grammatical mistake. Which would be the ...
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Touchpad requires you to press really hard on MacBook 2.1

On my white MacBook 2.1 I have to press to my finger really hard to the touchpad to even move the mouse pointer. I did not have to do that when I had OSX installed on it. Any ideas?
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installing ubuntu from usb on windows7

I trying to install Ubuntu from USB on my Windows 7 net-book. During installation I couldn't create new partition. I couldn't find free space as my +,- are non active. What should I do?? Here by ...
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I can't get grub menu to show up during boot

After trying (and failing) to install better ATI drivers in 11.10, I've somehow lost my grub menu at boot time. The screen does change to the familiar purple colour, but instead of a list of boot ...
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Why does Windows 7 overall performance is better than Ubuntu 11.10?

I have a Intel i7 2600 processor, 8GB DDR3 RAM, nVidia GTX570 graphics card, and still Ubuntu taking 45-50 seconds to boot and 32-35 seconds to power off, while Windows 7 boots in only 20-25 seconds ...
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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 ...
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How to enable wireless on my HP Compaq nx6110 laptop?

My laptop is an old HP Compaq NX6110. The wireless switch is not working and I can't enable wireless from connection manager. I connected to the Internet with Ubuntu using wired LAN and I downloaded ...
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Can't login as admin after upgrading from 11.04 to 11.10

All, I can login using the guest account and i can login using the terminal (Ctrl-Alt-F1). Every time i try to login graphically it accepts my password and attempts to log in. Something fails and ...
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How do I move the dialog in the login screen?

I have a quite wide monitor and it's quite annoying to see the login dialog in the login screen on the far left side of my screen. I literally have to turn my head around to look at it! Is there a ...