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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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?

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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Mount NTFS partition at startup, with non-root user as owner

I'm currently mounting an NTFS partition at startup using the following line in /etc/fstab: /dev/sda3 /media/data ntfs nls=iso8859-1,umask=000 To my Ubuntu 11.10 installation, ...
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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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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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can't download anything from ubuntu software center, 11.10 [duplicate]

So I have tried many, many things now. I got a new laptop with Ubuntu 11.10 on it, and I have always been a Windows user. I have read most of the threads that were posted here and on other forums I ...
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How to install Brother DCP-J4110DW driver [closed]

I found the official drivers for my Brother DCP-J4110DW Printer here: Brother Driver HP and there are two driver options to choose from: LPR drivers cupswrapper drivers Brother suggests to use the ...
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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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How do I get a Lexmark x4690 printer working?

I m trying to get my Lexmark X4690 working, Everything was ok with Ubuntu 11.04 but since I did a clean install with 11.10, I reinstalled the Lexmark driver but I m unable to print, but the scanner ...
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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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Skype throws a symbol lookup error after upgrade to 11.10

Upgraded to 11.10 and Skype is no longer working. I get the following error: skype: symbol lookup error: skype: undefined symbol: _ZN5QFile3mapExxNS_14MemoryMapFlagsE Tried both downloading from ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Wont boot from USB, stops at SYSLINUX copyright

Created bootable 11.10 in Windows from Universal USB Installer 1.8.6.8, upon boot in my HP Mini Netbook it displays only this: SYSLINUX 4.04 EDD 2011-04-18 Copyright (C) 1994-2011 H. Peter Anvin et ...
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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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How can I make ALT + TAB browse through all my windows without grouping them?

Using 11.10. When I use ALT+TAB to cycle through my apps I would like to have icons for all my open browsers. I use the ` (Grave) but I really find that hard to use. Anyway I can just use ALT+TAB ...
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How to set the 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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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 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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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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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 Download the video files on internet?

Like Internet Download Manager for windows,Is there any software to download all files like videos,audios,softwares and all other files in Ubuntu 11.10?
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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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How move Firefox bookmarks from Windows to Ubuntu 11.10?

How can I move Firefox bookmarks from Windows to Ubuntu? I have Windows XP on one machine (which is very old and runs Firefox 8) and have Ubuntu 11.10 on another. I want to copy Firefox bookmarks to ...
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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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“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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11.10 spell checking and TeXworks

When I use TeXworks there is no automatic spell checking. If I go Edit -> Spelling, the only option I have is none How can I enable spell checking? Thanks for your help
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How do I restore triple tap to emulate the middle click?

I've upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 but the ability to tap with three fingers on the touchpad to achieve a middle mouse click has disappeared. When a mouse is plugged in the middle button click works ...
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GRUB- error: no such partition grub rescue and Error: No default or UI configuration directive found boot > on pendrive

I have dell inspiron, previously I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Windows 7 and made it dual boot. But since I want to upgrade my Ubuntu version and change the partition spacing, I deleted 11.10 ...
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Install OpenNi Ubuntu 11.10

I cannot find install instructions for OpenNi Ubuntu 11.10 anywhere on the internet. Does anyone have a link to how to get it up and running or how I can get started?
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Modifying Key- and Mouse-Bindings for GNOME Shell

Is there an easy way to modify key- and mouse-bindings for GNOME shell? The gnome-tweak-tool is far from complete regarding these issues and the system settings doesn't include any such options. I ...
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What is 'Getty'? I noticed there is 6 occurences of it in my System Monitor

I'm just curious what 'Getty' is and what it does. The past few days I have noticed that there is always at least 6 instances of it in System Monitor each using about 640KiB memory and status says ...
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Blackberry and Ubuntu. As easy to connect?

How to connect Ubuntu to Blackberry? I'm tired, have no kits for handling or PLS-friendly software for managing smartphone. Above all BlackBerry. What software should I use to use as transmission ...
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How do I create multiple backup jobs using DejaDup backup service?

I'd like to have different backup jobs scheduled at different times and frequencies (for instance, backup my Documents folder daily, but my music folder only on weekends), or backup daily to my local ...
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Unable to Install Updates on Ubuntu 11.1 404 Errors [duplicate]

I haven't run Ubuntu 11.1 on my laptop for about 2 years but Windows is giving me problems so it is what I am running at the moment. I'm sending this from inside Ubuntu 11.1 so my internet is working. ...
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Multi subnet in ubuntu with dnsmasq

I have a multi lan port box that install ubuntu server 11.10. I am setup network in /etc/network/interfaces file as follow: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static ...
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How to install SiS 671/771 Video Drivers in ubuntu?

Does sis have any drivers available for their 671/771 "video card" ? how can i install it and set it to 1280x800 resolution?
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How can I disable passwordless login?

I set my account to be allowed to log in without a password. I only wanted this temporarily, but I can't seem to change it back to how it was before. How can I make it so that my password is ...
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Why can't I see the image changed with GRUB Customizer?

I installed grub-customizer to edit the boot-screen. It works so far (i. e. for timeout), but changes concerning the background image (and maybe font styles, too) aren't applied. I placed the image in ...
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Why isn't SMTP working in Thunderbird?

Good afternoon, all. I am running Ubuntu 11.10, Thunderbird 8.0. I am having trouble sending messages using SMTP, via my Live account. I have verified that my settings are correct, to the best of ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 Unable to locate package

I try type in command line sudo apt-get install likewise-open to join a domain, but i get an output sound like this: Unable to locate package likewise-open Any help please..
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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 > ...
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Unity 3D not working no longer works after update

I've been using Oneric since the first beta version, and I'm using it on my Acer 5810TG laptop. Recently, though I don't know which day exactly, after performing routine updates from legit PPAs, ...
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How can I connect to GNUnet 0.8.1 on 11.10?

As the SOPA/PIPA storm was brewing, I thought I should give some of the new tools people were talking about a try. After reading around and checking what was available in the repos, I picked GNUnet. I ...
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Unable to set custom keyboard shortcuts

I just installed Oneiric Oncelot. It's on a Lenovo 4446-25U laptop, running Unity, nothing really customized yet, it was a fresh install. I wanted to add a keyboard shortcut for Terminator and ...
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I am tryng to dual-boot Ubuntu 11.10 and Fedora 16

I am going to dual-boot Ubuntu 11.10 and Fedora 16. I am installing Ubuntu first. Partitioning 15 MB for Boot partition, and the rest of my space divided by 2 for each Ubuntu and Fedora (500 GB each). ...
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Why isn't my upstart service starting on system boot?

Following on from this question, I have written a simple upstart service (/etc/init/pms.conf) for my headless Ubuntu Server 11.04 box as follows: start on filesystem and net-device-up IFACE=eth0 stop ...
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Ubuntu is not recognizing CD-ROM

When I insert a CD into my laptop running Ubuntu 11.10 nothing happens, there is no device showing that I have inserted the CD. I've read about mountind dev/cdrom and such but nothing of the sort ...