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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Is there a way to password protect individual folders?

Let's say that I have a folder, within my Documents folder, that has files I want no one to access without a password. Is there a way to lock down that folder so that it's password protected / ...
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How to install a LibreOffice Dictionary (Spelling Check, Thesaurus…)

What are the steps to install the Spelling Check and other language supports for LibreOffice. For example spanish, french, italian, etc..
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How do you create a custom application launcher in Gnome Shell?

How do you create a custom application launcher in Gnome Shell? I have a local Eclipse installation that I'd like to be to quickly launch. So I created a symlink to the eclipse binary and placed it ...
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Which programs use the new “Online Accounts”?

In Ubuntu Oneiric 11.10 it's possible to configure a Google Online Account. I'm able to configure this program to get access to Mail, Contacts, Calendar and Chat. But which programs use this data? ...
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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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Can I stop apps from selecting “Recently Used” by default in file chooser dialogs?

In Ubuntu and Kubuntu 11.10 I see changes in behaviour of GTK file chooser dialog. When I try to open new file (second, third etc, not first in editor) dialog show "Recenty used" section. It is very ...
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Network manager forgets wireless password after sleeping or powering off

Every time I restore my computer from sleep or turn it on a window pops up asking for my wireless password. Once I enter it it connects successfully, but this happens every time. I'm using Ubuntu ...
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Difference between 'dir' and 'ls' terminal commands?

I've been trying to find the difference between using the dir and ls commands in terminal. I know ls is the traditional unix method of viewing the files in a directory, and that dir is the windows ...
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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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Automatically mount NTFS drive when I login

I use Ubuntu 11.10 and Windows7 dual boot with Ubuntu as my primary OS. Every time I need to access a document I need to mount the respective drive, though this is not at all tiresome, still, is ...
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How can I remove Empathy, and integrate Pidgin?

I don't like the Empathy chat client, and I want to use Pidgin instead, but I want to maintain the functionality Empathy has in the messaging menu. How can I do this in the cleanest way possible?
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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 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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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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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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How do I force a user to change the password periodically?

I'm by far no network admin, but I know on the PC I use at work, we need to change our passwords every 30 or 45 days. Is there something like that on Ubuntu that can prompt users to change their ...
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How do I make the window border bigger?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 in a VirtualBox VM on a MacBook Pro with the default Unity UI. Positioning the mouse cursor over the 1-pixel wide border to resize a window is driving me absolutely nuts. Lots ...
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What is the current situation with BtrFS and 11.10?

It feels like I've read about BtrFS forever, but there has always been something that makes me not want to use it. But I'm guessing things are improving, so I'd like to know what the situation is ...
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How do I theme the xscreensaver unlock screen?

How can I replace ugly screensaver unlock screen in Xubuntu 11.10? Standard xscreensaver is very ugly. Is there any themes for unlock screen?
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How to convert .tex into .odt?

I wish to convert a .tex file into an .odt file. Can you suggest a good step-by-step solution?
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The selected configuration for displays could not be applied

Just installed 11.10 64bit and followed this guide to install the latest drivers for my Radeon HD 4870. I have a 24" and a 17" side by side. The larger screen is turned on by default, but the smaller ...
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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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Cannot login to my user account

I upgraded my ubuntu from 11.04 to 11.10 via mounting the latest alternate CD image released on Oct. 13 as the final standard version and running the cdromupgrade prompt successfully, with full latest ...
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How do I enable Remote Desktop connection on Xubuntu 11.10?

How do I enable Remote Desktop connection on Xubuntu 11.10? I do not find any options such as those present in Ubuntu?
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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 do I toggle sound with amixer?

Including Natty I was always able to toggle (mute/unmute) the 'Master' sound volume with the amixer sset Master toggle command that I linked to an edge binding in CompizConfig-Manager. Now after ...
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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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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?
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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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Prevent gnome-shell's dash from listing Recent Items

I am using gnome-shell in Ubuntu 11.10. I am getting annoyed when dash search lists Recent Items. I have tried many ways to prevent it like Deleting activity.sqlite and activity.sqlite-journal files ...
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What is the difference between Eject and Safely Remove Device

Taking this question and it's answer into account What is the difference between "Unmount", "Eject", "Safely Remove Drive" and the eject icon? I ask: Why do both options ...
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How do I turn off the onscreen keyboard on the lock screen? [duplicate]

The lock screen has an on screen keyboard that I am unable to disable. I don't remember exactly but I believe I turned it on using the "Screen Keyboard" setting in the Universal Access settings. I've ...
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How to remove the big banner from Software Center?

In the new version of Ubuntu Software Center there is a big banner under toolbar. It's useless for me. How do I remove it?
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How can I hibernate/suspend from the command line and do so at a specific time and a relative time?

Ok,I managed to find out how to suspend/hibernate the system from the command line by reading How can I suspend/hibernate from command line?. However, I would like to know how to use the command line ...
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Super Cow Powers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Easter eggs in Ubuntu I did "apt-get --help" and at the end of the output it said "This APT has Super Cow Powers." I have never seen this message before. Can anyone ...
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Touchpad not working on Dell XPS L501x

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 (64 bit) and my touchpad is dead. Some ideas?
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how to get bash to stop escaping $ during tab-completion?

I have this on the command line: ln -sf $PWD/wine- and then I hit tab to complete the filename. In earlier versions of Ubuntu, this worked just fine to complete the wine- filename (and as a ...
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Why does compiz use 25% CPU while idle? [closed]

After clean boot with only Chrome running idle, Compiz is taking 25% all the time. It keeps my fan running non stop. Is this a regression or something?
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Setup for mounting kerberized nfs home directory - gssd not finding valid kerberos ticket

Our home directories are exported via kerberized nfs, so the user needs a valid kerberos ticket to be able to mount its home. This setup works fine with our existing clients & server. Now we want ...
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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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Amazon S3 option missing in Deja Dup?

I wanted to restore my backup (created with Deja Dup on Fedora 15) from Amazon S3, but the option to set up Amazon as storage location in Ubuntu's Deja Dup seems to be missing. I only have Ubuntu ...
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How do I crop from the default image viewer?

I recall an "Edit Image" button in 11.04 that would bring up a second window with a "Crop" button easily visible. But now, in 11.10, I see no such button. In fact, I can't find a way to crop at all ...
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After upgrading to 11.10, when pressing Ctrl+F, Xterm is popping up

Yesterday I upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10. I can't use CTRL+F key combination anymore. It is remap to launch Xterm. Does anyone know how to remove this mapping? I have never mapped to this key ...
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What is “Ubuntu Desktop USB” in tasksel?

What is Ubuntu Desktop USB tasksel alternative in ubuntu server 11.10 edition?
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How do I install Handbrake?

I've added the ppa here https://edge.launchpad.net/~stebbins/+archive/handbrake-releases When I run sudo apt-get update, the software sources aren't found. I figured maybe they hadn't updated their ...
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Where to set proxy ignore list?

I upgraded to ubuntu 11.10 from 11.04, shocked to see few things... My system is behind a proxy, so I did set a proxy setting. Being a web developer, I want to remove a lot of addresses that I type ...
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What are differences between a lens and scope?

Well it seems those two terms are the most popular ones since 11.04. What truly are the differences and similarities between them (lenses and scopes)?
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Fixed columns' width in Nautilus

In Ubuntu 11.10 the nautilus version has a new feature, as you can see: it adapts the column's width to the content of the column itself (at least for the Name column). This behavior is not always ...
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How to activate USB speakers consistently

I have a pair of Trust USB speakers. As these are external, I sought to use them with 11.10. They are recognized by 'aplay -l' and Pulseaudio- I have selected them, but, have to reset the volume, ...