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Is an Internet connectivity indicator applet available for the Unity panel?

Because my internet connection is very unstable at the moment, I'd like to use a small indicator applet for the Unity panel. Since I'm connected through a WLAN/Wifi Router, I can see in the ...
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Problems Connecting MSN with empathy

I don't know if I am the only one with this bug, but I can't use my MSN account with a freshly installed Ubuntu 11.10 with Empathy. It used to work with my Arch Linux, but now with Ubuntu, it ...
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Why is Steam not able to connect Steam-Network?

This is the output when I try to start steam. It closes with the Message "Keine Verbindung zum Steam-Netzwerk möglich..." (No connection to Steam-Network...) Removing appcache didn't help so far. ...
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What should my MAC address be? (now shows 00:00:00:00:00:00)

I have three computers all wired into my router. The box I'm posting this from is running Ubuntu 11.10, and another machine is running Xubuntu 11.10 Both connected automatically when the ethernet ...
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How do I connect to a VPN in GNOME-Shell?

I used to be able to choose "connect to vpn" from the network-indicator in Ubuntu but since I've upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 I'm only using GNOME-Shell and I can't find anyway to connect to a VPN from ...
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Why can't Ubuntu access my Raspberry Pi across LAN?

Okay, I recently got a Raspberry Pi, and I got it connected to my Wi-Fi - I enabled the SSH and installed Hiawatha, and I could access it just fine from my Desktop, which was running Puppy Linux at ...
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What does “ping: sendmsg: No buffer space available” mean?

I had an intermittent issue (which resolves itself spontaneously, after using a different connection for a while) that caused Internet requests to fail, with one particular wireless network. After ...
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What are common causes for greatly decreased internet speeds?

Two days ago I set my computer up to dual-boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04. On windows 7, my download speed averages around 500kb/s, regardless of time of day. On Ubuntu, downloading simple ...
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Does the Ubuntu One sync work?

I have been on this for several hours now, trying to get a simple second folder to sync with my (paid) account. I cannot tell you how many times I removed all devices, removed stored passwords, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Apple iPad 3 (iOS 7 non-jailbroken) USB connection problem

I've bought an Apple iPad 3 (iOS 7 non-jailbroken), and I'm trying to connect it to my PC running Ubuntu 12.04 through the original USB cable. After I plugged in the cable, I got this message on the ...
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Unable to connect to wired DHCP connection via my PC?

Hi As I upgrade my pc to ubuntu 11.10 I can't connect to the wired connection ! It doesn't even find my Device MAC address !!What can I do ? ifconfig -a eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr ...
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Why does Network-Manager close when it cannot bind to any connection?

When Network-Manager is not able to bind my Ubuntu to any connection, after a while it closes. The icon in the notification area (or indicator area) disappears, and it does not run any more. For ...
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'Activation of wireless network connection failed' error with a BSNL BroadBand modem# DNA-A211-I

I'm getting the message 'Network Connection Failed' frequently when I connect to wifi using 12.04. I was using the same connection without any problems, in Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows Vista. What might ...
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Is it possible to use nmcli completely without nm-applet?

Since I don't use GNOME now and try wmii, the nm-applet is no longer available for me.I know there is nmcli for the control. What I'm really interested in is that can it really be a substitute for ...
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Why do Ubuntu Servers connect to likho.canonical.com:80?

We have some Ubuntu 12.0.3 servers in our network and I can see several denies per day on our physical firewall. The Ubuntu servers are attempting to connect to 91.189.91.15 (likho.canonical.com) ...
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Problem Internet connection Ubuntu 12.04 Server (trough VirtualBox)

My final goal is to access my web projects trough external network. So, I have : Internet connection trough wireless router (ISP's IPs are internal, so and the IPs which the router sets to my ...
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Setting up Gmail and Thunderbird in 11.10

I am trying to setup my Gmail with Thunderbird. I put in the details, the imap and smtp settings were filled in automatically. They were correct I checked. Initially when I clicked on done, to ...
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Can I connect my Ubuntu laptop to my HDTV wirelessly?

There are some devices that allow to connect laptops to High Definition TVs. One good example is Intel WiDi device. The problem is that most of them do not support linux/ubuntu. It would be nice to ...
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How to share an Internet connection over Bluetooth from the Phone to the PC

I am on vacation and have a phone (N900) with an Internet connection. I have no Internet connection for my laptop. I'd like to connect the phone and laptop over Bluetooth (second choice: per USB ...
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How can I trigger something once I connect to internet?

I wonder how can I make the machine do something each time it connects to internet ? like checking for updates once I'm connected to internet ? Thanks
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How do I tether to a Nokia E61 mobile phone?

I have a Nokia E61 mobile phone with 3G internet connection. When I connect it to the computer via USB cable and choose IP pasthrough, this line appears in the list of network connections: Wired ...
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Open port 5000?

Yesterday I tried to use this heroku command: heroku run db:migrate and after a long wait it said that it was in timeout After many tries I've googled about this and I found that, since also other ...
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How to determine which WiFi technology is currently used in connection?

I would like to check which 'technology' (a/b/g/n) is currently used by my WiFi card for the connection and to check which standards it can use. How can I check that ? EDIT Alright, I have tried ...
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Strange connections by gvfsd-http --spawner

For a little while now, a strange connection has been showing up on my netstat made by the command /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfsd-http --spawner :1.1 /org/gtk/gvfs/exec_spaw/2 By the time I notice it, the ...
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How can I prioritize wireless networks with network-manager

Mostly I use my laptop in an environment where different wireless networks are available and I would like to preferably connect to one of those and only fall back to the other one if that one is not ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 no network devices detected

I installed ubuntu 12.10 on my Dell Vostro 3460 and no network devices are detected (ethernet and wireless). when I run lspic, I see: 1:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad z570 wireless adapter isn't working properly in Ubuntu 12.04

So, the anamnesis: Machine: Lenovo IdeaPad z570 WiFi-adapter: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000 OS: Ubuntu 12.04 $ uname -a $ Linux username-Ideapad-Z570 3.2.0-32-generic #51-Ubuntu SMP Wed Sep 26 ...
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mobile broadband quick connect..how to?

I have a Reliance broadband + mobile broadband connection. It connects fine, but the only problem is it takes more than 2 -3 mins to get the connection started. If I plug in the USB datacard, the ...
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Losing SSH connection when exiting from the main console login

I have installed openssh-server from Synaptics, as usual, on a brand new Ubuntu Desktop computer, 10.10, with all updates and patches implemented. If I have the local console logged in, I can SSH to ...
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How to set two runing internet connections at same time?

As the title say, I can't find the option how to set two internet connections running at same time. The problem is, when I want to watch IPTV (ethernet connection) and browsing on the internet (wlan ...
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Connecting to Internet Through Another Computers Connection

I have an old laptop running Ubuntu 10.10 (server edition) that I want to connect to the Internet, but it's Wireless card isn't working properly, so on the recommendation by a friend, I tried to ...
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Unable to login to steam ; Steam is having trouble connecting to the servers

Since Steam came out on Ubuntu (official) I've installed it and tried to log in but it didnt work at that time. I thought the servers were offline and I would try it later again. Steam is giving me ...
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Playing Age of Empires II multiplayer in VirtualBox Over wi fi network

I installed Age of Empires II (Expansion) in VirtualBox (hosting Windows XP). It works great in single player mode. Unfortunately, I tried playing multiplayer via WI-FI which I created on my Ubuntu ...
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Bluetooth is not working properly on a Dell XPS 15 [closed]

I have Dell laptop (xps 15-sandy-bridge). I was using Ubuntu 11.04 and the Bluetooth was working properly. However, once I installed Ubuntu 11.10 the Bluetooth my laptop can detect Bluetooth devices ...
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any software and ubuntu can't conect to internet (i leave my output, but in portuguese…)

This is what happens when i do "sudo apt-get update"... :s and it is NOT the temporary error, as far as I understood...i tried everything... Algo estranho aconteceu ao resolver 'proxy.e-u:8080' (-5 - ...
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Difference in Ubuntu One sync-speed between Natty and other versions?

I was wondering if anyone had had the chance to compare performance between Ubuntu One upload speeds on Natty Narwhal and any other version of Ubuntu? Also, any difference on how well it connects? ...
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How to check if I can connect to a server port?

I have a Riseup account, but I just can't get the SMTP to work. I have tried all the tutorials, nothing. Neither Thunderbird nor Sylpheed work. Then I thought that my ISP might be blocking the ports ...
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Update Manager reports a “404 - Failed to fetch” for a deb file

Update Manager is reporting this error: Failed to fetch us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/s/software-center/software-center_5.2.2_all.deb 404 Not Found I checked and my Internet connection is ...
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Wireless connection keeps dropping with an Intel 3945ABG card

After updating to 11.10 from 11.04, my wireless connection keeps dropping off from time to time. Now, I already experience this problem when I was using 10.04 (the workaround back then was to ...
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How do I troubleshoot a “connection failed” error when using `apt-get install`?

I need to install and run some 32-bit software on my 64-bit Ubuntu 11.04 machine, so it was suggested I run sudo apt-get install ia32-libs. I got the following: $ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs ...
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Ping option to know whether net is not in a proper way

I need the option of ping which,If the net is disconnected, the pinging need to be stopped.Now if the net connection lost,It will wait and will continue after net came..
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Unable to browse the web - Ubuntu 14.04

I have this problem on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: whenever I open a new Chromium - Chrome - Firefox - Opera window to reach ANY website, it'll only show a "Please Update Internet Explorer" page - which I'm not ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Wireless won't connect with gnome network manager or wicd

I have an HP Pavilion Slimline s3100n and I cannot for the life of me get the wifi to connect and stay connected in any circumstances with network manager or wicd... I'm pulling my freaking hair out ...
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Connecting Ubuntu via a HDMI cable

I'm trying to connect Ubuntu to my TV via a HDMI cable as I do with Windows 7, is this possible and if so how.
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How to bridge connections?

I'm looking for a way to bridge my connection like the way it's done in Windows. example If I have an Internet connection via wifi and want to share that connection to my xbox via Ethernet or vice ...
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Msn account not connecting on Empathy

Msn keeps "connecting" without actually doing so eventually. isn't the: server: messenger.hotmail.com port: 1863?
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SSL Connection to Apache web server

I follow up on setting up SSL connection to my Apache2 It works well when I access my website from a local IP address but if I use a Dynamic DNS service with HTTPS in the beginning than I doesn't get ...
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cannot establish TCP connection with VPS

Vince Stewart I have a VPS on Ubuntu 12 and a home computer on Ubuntu 12. I have a Java application on the VPS which opens a tcp socket listening on port 4000 and also an Http listener. My ssh service ...
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In need of connection help

I've been stuck at this for a while now and cant figure it out. My friend installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my tower and used his internet cable and it worked fine. I asked him before he did it if it was ...
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If I install wicd will my computer automatically uninstall Network Manager?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Compaq evoD500. My computer randomly loses connection while the other computers in the house are still connected, so I know the problem is specific to my box. The other ...