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Why can't other users access my SAMBA share without force user = me?

I have a Samba related problem. I have a successful samba server set up on my home server. Unfortunately only my account can access the shares when force user is not set to my account (server). I ...
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shutdown button disappears when logging in

recently installed the oneiric ocelot and its awesome,but one fine time i logged out of it and when i logged in the shutdown button disappears,when i upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 got a error message ...
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How do the ifconfig settings work?

I have $ ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1f:d0:99:ea:a9 inet addr:192.168.1.130 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: ...
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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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Where to store user settings for an app?

If I want my application to store a few settings, that persist when an application closes, then where should I store them? I'm not talking anything complicated: two booleans and a string (although in ...
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How does mouse sensitivity work?

I have a problem here with mouse sensitivity. I open mouse settings to increase the sensitivity to maximum and the mouse is slower. I make it minimum sensitivity (through the slider) and the mouse is ...
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Whereare the shortcut settings for audio/video actions stored?

I'm trying to find the file where gnome stores the configuration for keybindings, such as Volume Up, Volume Down, in order to get their actions. I know I can find SOME shortcuts in ...
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Sidescrolling with touchpad?

I just booted up my laptop and opened up my webbrowser. I went to OMG! Ubuntu!, and wanted to scroll as I always do, with the right side of my laptop's touchpad... It did not work... I went to the ...
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Printing photos to the photo tray (of HP Photosmart)?

We have a HP Photosmart B210 series printer. The driver installed automatically without hassle (10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx) when I plugged the printer in and printing to A4 works like a charm. However, ...
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How to reset all themes

My themes have gotten pretty messed up (installed different icon sets and controls etc, made custom themes combining different elements) Is there an easy way to just remove all the custom themes and ...
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How can I actually change my “Power Management” settings?

I go into settings -> Power Management, trying to change the "Put display to sleep when inactive for:" and "Dim display when idle" settings. The changed settings are saved -- if I come back to the ...
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Saturation and contrast settings for wine programs

I know that I can change contrast and saturation with nvidia-settings. How can I make different settings for different apps (i.e. wine) using nvidia-settings or any other tool?
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Keep numlock status while using KVM

I recently purchased and started using a KVM. Most things work as I expect them, but when I switch back to my main [ubuntu 10.04] desktop, numlock gets turned off. I suspect that it looks to the ...
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How do I disable the blinking cursor in gnome-terminal?

I could have sworn that there was once a setting for this in the gnome-terminal "Profile". And then in some version of Ubuntu, that setting disappeared, and I had to use System ➜ Preferences ➜ ...
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How to set an application to open in a certain position on the screen?

Say I wanted an application to open its window in the center of the screen instead of some inconvenient place like the top left (I have a pretty big monitor, so I'd have to raise my head. Also, the ...
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Will Ubuntu One support OS Settings sync?

Being new to Linux and to Ubuntu, I've taken quite some time to tune it to my needs on my netbook. As I'm now convinced by the OS, I plan to install it on my desktop in the next few days. I was hoping ...
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ThinkPad TrackPoint Buttons Not Working Well

The TrackPoint itself works fine. But the three buttons below the spacebar don't. For example if I were to copy these lines, 1-10, using trackpoint buttons it'd start highlighting at 7. If I use the ...
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Is there a command or tool to delete unneccessary settings in the home-folder automatically?

I want to get rid of all the settings eg. of wine which aren't deleted when purging it, but don't want to delete them all by hand. Is there any tool, that lets me do this? If not that might be a ...
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Why are the hidden settings-folders not deleted when purging an application?

I did sudo apt-get remove --purge for several packages, but apparently the personal settings are kept. Is there a command or tool to delete them automatically?
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Changing screen saver settings without completely removing gnome-screensaver and installing xscreensaver

I am on 11.04 at the moment. Would like to figure out how to change the settings for screensavers without completely switching to xscreensaver. I read somewhere that it doesn't play as nicely with ...
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How do I turn off effects so VNC can paint properly?

On ubuntu 10 the VNC would not repaint unless you disabled the effects. By right clicking on the background and going to the effects tab then selecting "no effects" out of the three options of "no ...
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Why isn't CompizConfigSettings Manager installed along side Unity?

If unity is shipped by default, and using CompizConfigSettings is recommended for configuration, shouldn't CompizConfigSettings Manager be installed along with it?
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Is there some place to adjust preferences for unity other than CCSM?

Is there some place to adjust preferences for unity other than CCSM? For instance my mounted volumes don't show up in unity. I am guessing I can turn this on somewhere. Also I am guessing there is ...
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How can I reset compiz to the default settings?

I've got a bug that is reoccuring (no window chrome close/minimize/maximize buttons) that is solved by changing the visual effects level (e.g. from none to normal). Unfortunately, the desktop is ...
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Clone user profile

Is there any reasonable way to copy user profile with all settings (Firefox, Thunderbird, Netbeans, git, fonts etc.) to have it as a base for another profile, so I didn't have to set up everything ...
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Facebook email account settings for evolution?

I have a @facebook.com email id...how do I setup evolution using that?
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How to reset wireless card settings

Yesterday i was playing around of the wireless settings, and set up a tftp server. Today, i found the wireless icon does not show up on the panel anymore.. monitor and bluetooth are still there... I ...
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How to copy/share AWN settings?

How can I copy/backup/save Avant Window Manager (AWN) settings and apply these settings to another computer? Thanks.
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How to connect to the internet reliably

I have a DSL internet connection. For a long time the internet functioned fine in Ubuntu using the default Network Manager. Recently however, my ISP was bought by another ISP, and the service name had ...
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Using versioning for settings in home?

I planned to use git for the important files in my home directory, so I can revert bad settings or transfer them to another computer as needed. But there's too much chaos there, with each program ...
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I can't change any user settings with my login, why?

The account I'm using is the first account on the system and it can use the sudo command. But when I'm trying to change anything in the User Settings program nothing happens. I can change my own ...
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Messed up my Firefox 4 settings

I installed some extensions for Firefox and now my tabs bar is gone and on the left, there are some white pixels where they should be brown. I tried deleting the settings file in etc/firefox/prefs, ...
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What does the /apps/indicator-sound/volume_mute GConf key do?

What does the /apps/indicator-sound/volume_mute GConf key do?
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Modernising settings, packages

The update manager (possibly combined with the janitor) does a reasonable job of bringing packages up to date with a new release, removing ones that are replaced by different projects etc. However, ...
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How to disable the WiFi using network-manager permanently?

How to disable the wifi on boot? I'm using network-manager to manage the wifi connection and when I disable this, setting is temporary to the current session. Exists therefore a method to make ...
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Are personal settings overwritten during distribution upgrades?

For example, in moving from Maverick to Natty, Banshee replaces Rhythmbox as the media player. But if I had installed a player different from either one of these, and uninstalled Rhythmbox, how would ...
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How to make Nautilus name column display at the width of the longest filename

Prior to a recent glytch where I lost some of my custom settings, Nautilus would open directories and display the name-column wide enough to show the longest filename on display. It did it ...
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Why do I have to enter my password twice when changing proxy settings?

When I change the proxy settings and apply them system-wide, I always have to enter my super-user password, as anyone could expect. However, I have to do that twice : once for "proxy settings" and ...
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Is there a way to find out the current volume level?

Like the question states. Is it possible to change any system settings such that when I hover over the volume control applet or slider, the current level is shown in a tooltip (the number)? Or is ...
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How can I reset all Rhythmbox preferences and library information?

Background: I cannot figure out how to make Rhythmbox scan ONLY the folder with my music in it. I want to delete all of its settings and start over. What do I have to do to make Rhythmbox think it's ...
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Saving monitor settings?

Is there a way to save my monitor settings? I have an external monitor at work, but each morning i have to plug it in, rearrange the windows from being side by side to being on top of each other. Can ...
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Which programs are tweakable in gconf-editor? and: What governs which ones end up there?

I am happy that gconf-editor exists, and is readily accessible (once you know about it), but it seems strange that there are two completely seperate places to customize an application's look and feel. ...
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Where do applications typically store data?

I was wondering if there was a standard location for storing user level application data. What I mean by that is stuff like Firefox bookmarks, Skype message history/password, etc. I'm asking because I ...
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Setup Blue Eyeball Webcam for Ubuntu Lucid Lynx for Skype

My Blue Eyeball Webcam works for the application cheese out-of-the-box in Ubuntu. Now I would like to use it for Skype for which it does not work. What can I do? UPDATE3: I had limited time to ...
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How can I make my windows “burn” when I close them?

I have CompizConfig Settings Manager installed, but I don't know how to make windows burn when I close them. How can I make this so?
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How do you start-up in the login screen with Num Lock on? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to enable numlock at boot time for login screen? I use numbers in my password and would therefore like to start Ubuntu with Num-Lock enabled. This would also be ...