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Recommendation for Bluetooth usb adapter

Which Bluetooth USB adapter do you guys recommend for Ubuntu 11.10/Windows compatibility? The cheapest, the best. Of course, no CSR deal-extreme please! Thanks a lot for any advice!
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How can I change/convert a Ubuntu MBR drive to a GPT, and make Ubuntu boot from EFI?

I recently have upgraded my PC, my new Motherboard (ASUS M5A99X EVO) uses UEFi instead of the regular MBR option. I have a Ubuntu 11.10 installation that I did when I had my previous hardware (MSI MS ...
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Need to erase Ubuntu and reinstall

I know very little about computers so I hope I can fix this. I have an old (~5 years) Compaq Presario and I had Ubuntu 11.10 on a CD. The laptop was running Windows badly so I wiped it and installed ...
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How to make annotations on .PDF files like on Okular, but without using Okular? What .PDF viewer should I use?

So guys, I'm answering some question from a school test (saved in .pdf) and I would like to do it like I did once on Okular, using a cursor-pen to mark the alternatives. Like on this screenshot from ...
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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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How to stop nautilus managing desktop in unity

Since 11.10 nautilus shows my Desktop in Unity. As I remember correctly, tthis wasn't in 11.04. How can I disable that?
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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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Installed 11.10, but it's not detecting all 8GB of RAM, only 3.9GB. BIOS sees 8GB

Just installed 11.10, but it's not detecting all 8GB of RAM. System Info says there are 3.9GB. Bios doesn't have a problem recognizing all 8. free -m results in: total used ...
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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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Deja Dup`s “Back Up Now” button is not highlighted

I have setup my backup folder and put the Automatic backups switch to on. In the Overview tab I cant press the "Back Up Now" because it is grayed out. I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and here is the content ...
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Can't compile program that uses SDL after upgrade to 11.10 - undefined reference to SDL_Init

I've just upgraded from 11.4 to 11.10 and at least one thing seems to be broken: I have a C++ program that is using SDL and OpenGL. I was able to compile and run it just fine before the upgrade. Now I ...
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Unity is not working properly because unity-panel-service was not found

I've downloaded some updates for Ubuntu 11.10 and, after I restarted my computer to the changes take effect, I've realized that the Unity interface was not working properly. The left panel (where the ...
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Integrate program into clock panel

it's been a while since I last used Ubuntu and it looks like that Ubuntu changed a lot. Some fast questions would be is current default (Ubuntu 11.10) panel still gnome-panel or is it unity-panel or ...
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Radeon HD 6950 temperature is way too hot

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 with the default video driver because with the proprietary one the animations/window moving/video play is laggy and slow. With the default driver everything is fine except that ...
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Conky & Ubuntu - music visualization (music bars)?

I started playing with Conky a few days ago and managed to achieve this: (Note: although I've written it from scratch, I got inspired by this photo, credits to the author for their creativity) As ...
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Firefox Addon not working [Firefox 11]

I have installed FX Chrome theme from the firefox addons website. To tweak it I also installed FX Chrome Mods. But when I click on Preferences to open the settings of the FX Chrome Mod addon but it ...
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Appearance does not change on switching the theme

If I select Radiance or Ambiance in the menu show in the following picture, my whole theme does not change. It only changes the title bar. How can I resolve this problem? Or how can I reset the theme ...
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Some characters like quotes only appear after pressing spacebar, how to change this?

After installing 11.10 the behaviour of my keyboard changed. I now suddenly need to press spacebar after typing some special characters like quotes to make them appear. How can I fix this? This wasn't ...
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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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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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Is it possible to get the Tux logo on the text-based boot?

On Knoppix-based distros, you get a nice Tux logo on the left of the screen during text boot. Is this possible to get on Ubuntu?
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Why is sudoers NOPASSWD option not working?

I have a NOPASSWD line in /etc/sudoers (edited with visudo) gatoatigrado ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: /bin/set-slow-cpufreq However, the output is, gatoatigrado@coral:~> sudo -n /bin/set-slow-cpufreq ...
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Screensaver Settings

Hello, world. I recently installed ubuntu 11.10. I had been using 10:10, and did a reinstall to start fresh on this new version. The thing is I encountered myself with more than a few diferences, ...
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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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Which RDP client have possibility to mount disks from client PC?

Until Ubuntu 11.10 came out Terminal Server Client in Ubuntu 11.04 offered the possibility of mounting hard drives from client side. I just wonder if there is such client that offer such possibility. ...
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FTP Connection established…Connection timed out problem with all my sites and FTP programs?

Just few hours ago FileZilla was working fine. Then, suddenly I started to get this error: Status: Resolving address of ftp.readtypechinese.com Status: Connecting to 69.175.14.60:21... Status: ...
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100 % CPU usage with “on demand” setting due to Xorg

I upgraded to Oneiric (from Natty) on my IBM Thinkpad X41. With the default CPU speed setting of "on demand" I get 100 % CPU usage. In System Monitor (nb: view > all processes) the dominant process ...
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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 disable PIN on SIM card

My SIM card is stuck inside the slot of my laptop and I can't get it out without causing further damage to my laptop. Every time I log in gnome-shell prompts me for the PIN. Whether I am about to use ...
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Should dconf-service start at boot?

I've recently had some problems when I tried to install the latest gnome-shell and then revert back to the stable version. After I purged all the PPAs that I was using and reinstalled gnome-shell and ...
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unable to install mysql server on ubuntu

the error I encountered while updating in ubuntu 11.10. since I found that ubuntu 11.10 supports much better than 12.04 for matlab, I have rebooted my OS to ubuntu 11.10. And even here, I face same ...
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how to type in indic language from English US keyboard

I opened libreoffice 3.0 (Ubuntu 11.10) and selected Lohit Hindi font in the fonts selection column. Downloaded the charachter map of English and Hindi keys as given here ...
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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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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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Ctrl+A does not work in all programs

I use Ubuntu 11.10. And I have a big problem. In some programs Ctrl+A doesn't work. For example in Chrome Ctrl+A doesn't work; only in text areas. In Gedit Ctrl+A doesn't work at all. In Qutim Ctrl+A ...
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Blogger or Wordpress, which has better integration with Ubuntu? [closed]

About to start my own blog about Ubuntu on my fresh 11.10 install. I would like to know the pros and cons of using either platform in a Ubuntu environment.
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Install a list of packages only if they aren't already installed

I'm trying to automate my setup as much as possible. To do this I have lists of packages that I want to install, for example: banshee wireshark audacity thunderbird thunderbird-lightning calibre ...
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Some keys on my laptop's keyboard stops working after i login in ubuntu 11.10

i'm using ubuntu 11.10 on my samsung R480 laptop.Now the problem is that i can't use some keys on my laptop's keyboard such as 'u','i','o','p','j','k','l',';''m','.' and also when pressing the keys ...
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“Unknown filesystem unionfs” although all packages and modules are installed

I'm trying to mount a unionfs file system in fstab (as one of the steps in this guide), with the following line: unionfs /usr unionfs nodev,noatime,dirs=/.filesystems/usr/overlay=ro:/usr=rw 0 0 ...
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How to configure KDE default settings for a new user of a group?

I'm a sys admin on Kubuntu 11.10 machine. Where do I configure the basic config for a new user (say belonging to group "users")? Edit 1: I want to configure langauages - currently my new users get ...
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How do I set the vsync option with the radeon driver?

ok am very new to linux so am finding quite a few stumbling blocks with it but most of the help i can find online. i have a sempron with an older ati gfx card that requires me to use the radeon ...
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Why doesn't the Libreoffice icon appear on my launcher when running?

When we run an application, its icon would appear on the launcher and so we can call it back after minimize it. Specially, a little triangle would keep appearing near the icon, meaning this ...
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How do I make my HP G62 function keys work?

I've just installed Ubuntu 11.10 (but this problem also appears at 11.04), on my HP g62 laptop, and unfortunately none of the function keys work. Volume, brightness etc, how can I made them work ...
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How to convert VIDEO_TS folder to video format

I have a movie directory with a sub directory VIDEO_TS in it. I want to convert this to a video file like avi, mp4, etc... How can I convert this? Right now I can see it with VLC of course but I want ...
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Windows vs Ubuntu - Audio Quality

Someone help with this one... My notebook have a dual-boot... Win7 and Ubuntu... i've this doubt unexplained until this week (I pray): Why the "Window's audio" is so much better than "ubuntu", ...
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How can I get pygame for Python3?

There is a package (python-pygame) for Python2 available from the universe repository. However, I want to work through the tutorial in the Invent with Python book. Going through SPM (Synaptic), I ...
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Flash player won't start after Ubuntu update

very new on Linux as well on Ubuntu. I have install in my PC the Ubuntu 11.10 and after a regular Ubuntu update, the Flash player cannot start. I have uninstall the Flash player several times to ...
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How can I change the window movement key when using Unity 2D?

The default window movement key (alt) conflicts with several programs that I use fairly often. I'm sure some users find this key binding useful but I really need to change it to something else so that ...
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Checking battery status using other than acpi command

Is there any way to get the battery status without acpi? I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 and I needed to install acpi via apt-get. So I guess there's another command that is used to check battery status ...