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How to view an XPS file?

Some times I have to deal with XPS files (XPS is a Microsoft's rival to Adobe's PDF format, technically a zipped XAML (XML)). Can I view them in Ubuntu? Or, maybe, I could even produce them?
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Why does trash show some files even when there is nothing in it?

Why does trash show some files even when there is nothing inside the trash?
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1answer
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Why do my AVI files display with funky colors? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ubuntu and vlc — make default and hue When I capture HD video with a Pentax DSLR, and view it using VLC, it looks wrong - the green grass is purple, and the golden ...
4
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1answer
695 views

Profiling stock Ubuntu kernel with sysprof: how?

There are various system-wide debug tools (sysprof, oprofile, systemtap) that need debug symbols. Getting debug symbols for userspace applications is easy: ...
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4answers
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How to set up Ubuntu to automatically turn NumLock on when an external keyboard is attached and off when it is not?

Having NumLock on is convenient when using a full-sized external keyboard (having a keypad) and very inconvenient when using laptop's built-in keyboard (which places digits instead of letters on the ...
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2answers
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How do I best enable Xinerama?

Following the WoLpH's recommendation I am looking forward to enable Xinerama to set up 2 monitors to be 2 separate Gnome virtual desktops instead of one big. But the thing I worry about is how to set ...
16
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How to remove all that country-specific dictionaries (like En_AU, En_CA, de_CH, etc)?

After I've installed some language packs and spell checking dictionaries (I'd like to use with Firefox and OpenOffice) I've got tons of language variations installed. This makes very inconvenient to ...
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1answer
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USB Keyboard and Mouse both laggy

I decided to try out the Ubuntu 10.10 RC on my workstation today. The install worked fine, but the mouse and keyboard (both of which is usb) are unbearably laggy. This was also the case when I ran it ...
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1answer
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How to recover dpkg from corrupted downloads?

I just upgraded to the 10.10 RC earlier and had a few problems with graphic drivers (x didnt start) But i have remedied that now. When i run 'sudo apt-get install -f' i get this: ...
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Why can't Ubuntu see any free space?

I've got an external terabyte drive to store my scrap (actually I mean a partition on it, I've got some other partitions there). The FS used is ext3. Even after I delete some files there (so there are ...
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7answers
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How do I report a bug?

I found a problem with an application on Ubuntu. Questions : How do I best report the issue? What sort of information should I provide?
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1answer
583 views

Change wallpaper based on times desktop has been shown [closed]

I want to create a wallpaper slide show that will not change five minutes after the wallpaper gets displayed, but five minutes after the entire desktop get viewed. Does anyone know of a way to do ...
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2answers
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Grub boots into recovery mode

When I boot grub doesnt show up (only ubuntu installed) I would like grub to be shown for a second or 2 (shift doesnt seem to bring it up). My main problem is that grub boots into what i assume to be ...
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5answers
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Scan many pages straight into a PDF

Is there some easy to use program in Ubuntu that can scan many pages straight into a PDF file?
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1answer
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Network traffic throttling using tc/tbf - unexpected results

In order to facilitiate some performance testing I am attempting to throttle the ip traffic on a particular machine - I want limit it to 1Mbit/sec. I have a separate test machine where this command ...
2
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1answer
252 views

No Panels for Other user in xubuntu

My xsession when logged in with other user than myself doesnot show the default two panels. All I get is the desktop with wallpaper. Anyone got any idea what is wrong ? I am using xubuntu 10.04. It ...
14
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1answer
318 views

How would I send all NotifyOSD message to a text file?

How could I make NotifyOSD send all updates to a text file (As well as do what it does)?
8
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2answers
455 views

How do I use the new “Ubuntu Font Family” in older releases?

I want to use the new Ubuntu fonts that are default in Maverick in Lucid. Where to get it and how to install it?
12
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1answer
3k views

Typing using key combinations?

I'm a Ubuntu 10.04 user who is looking for a way to, for example, make my computer type a "+" character when I hold down the Windows Key (I think it's called Super in Linux world) and press the K key. ...
4
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1answer
3k views

How to disable the Ubuntu One file manager ribbon for specific folders?

When I open Downloads, Pictures, Music, or Documents folders, I can see a thick beige Ubuntu One bar on top of the folder's workplace. This annoys me and, I have reasons to suppose, introduces some ...
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2answers
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Can I accelerate mouse sensetivity over the standard maximum?

I've used "Mouse Preferences" window to set mouse pointer acceleration and sensitivity sliders to their maximums, but I am still not satisfied with how fast does mouse pointer move (I've got a very ...
6
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1answer
485 views

Can I set different background images for different monitors?

I use 2 displays - laptop's built-in 1024x768 panel and external attached 1600x1200 CRT. In XFCE I could set different backdrops to these 2. Can I in Gnome?
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1answer
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Can I set up Gnome to pop-up its main menu anywhere when I right-click on desktop, and apps (windows) list on middle-click?

In XFCE it was very convenient to pop-up applications launcher menu and running applications list menu anywhere on desktop by right and middle click respectively. Can be Gnome configured to behave so? ...
2
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2answers
172 views

ATI drivers: delay when unminimizing

I installed the proprietary ATI/AMD FGLRX graphics driver through "jockey-gtk" to get rid of my computer's over heating problems. While my computer no longer overheats, I am stuck with a new problem: ...
6
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2answers
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Why to use ordinary kernel if there's realtime one?

What are benefits of an ordinary Ubuntu kernel compared to realtime one? What are realtime kernel's tradeoffs?
5
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1answer
320 views

Can I configure Nautilus to step into archives instead of opening them in external File Roller application window?

Midnight Commander (as well as all Norton and Total Commanders I used to use with DOS and Windows) provide a very pleasant facility of stepping into archives (tar.gz, zip, 7z, rar, etc.) and other ...
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4answers
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Can I set up Nautilus to use a Midnight Commander-like hot keys scheme for 2-panel mode?

I have been using "commanders" with DOS and Windows for more than 15 years. Needless to say it'd significantly improve my comfort if I could be able to create directories by pressing F7, deleting by ...
18
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1answer
8k views

Can I set up 2 monitors to be 2 separate Gnome virtual desktops instead of one big?

If I plug an external CRT to my laptop, it normally either displays the same picture as the laptop's panel, or extends the desktop area. But I'd like it to be a separate virtual desktop (a workspace, ...
11
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2answers
3k views

Add volume control to desktop panel indicator?

I recently upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04 and I noticed that I'm no longer able to add a volume control to my desktop panels. When I right click the panel and choose "Add to panel" there is no longer a ...
3
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2answers
448 views

Why is 'libgnomevfs' files under /usr/include/gnome-vfs-2.0?

Most applications, including the gnomevfs headers themselves, expect the files to be under /usr/include/libgnomevfs, but Ubuntu has them under /usr/include/gnome-vfs-2.0/libgnomevfs. Why? The package ...
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1answer
2k views

Is it possible to setup/emulate a special Windows printer driver for ActiveX elements in IE ob Wine?

I have a Zebra TLP thermal printer (LPT-attached) and a proprietary business web application using an ActiveX element to print on it. Is there a way to make it work on Linux? If there was, then I ...
7
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8answers
2k views

Best way to remote login on a Ubuntu machine from ubuntu/windows and OSX

we have set up a Ubuntu workstation with accounts for all the group members. Nxserver from nomachine seems to be what we need, but it is restricted to 2 users. FreeNx isn't easily installable and ...
2
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3answers
683 views

No volume in kubuntu 10.04

I am having both gnome and kde on my system. My Gnome desktop is working perfectly but in KDE here is no sound being generated. output of apley -l and lspci commands is as follows.. ...
12
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3answers
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Can't set permissions for files on an NTFS partition

I remember that I was able to run a Linux .exe that was placed on an NTFS partition earlier before I installed 10.10 RC. But if I try to run it now, I can't run it as it hasn't the execution ...
23
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2answers
12k views

How can I disable the purple splash screen at boot?

How can I disable the purple "Ubuntu" splash screen that displays at boot before the login screen has loaded? I'd prefer to just see plain text scroll by.
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4answers
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How to fix a dpkg broken by the Brother MFC-7340 deb driver

I'm getting an apt-get error that says E: The package brmfc7340lpr needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it. The brmfc7340lpr is a printer driver -- it's a local deb file. Doing a ...
4
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1answer
901 views

How to change the order of the OK/Cancel buttons?

I'm new in Ubuntu. So far, I used only the Windows. In Ubuntu, irritates me the order of buttons OK / Cancel. In the Windows OK button is the first and then Cancel button. In Ubuntu it is vice versa. ...
13
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2answers
1k views

Is it possible to hide the “Copy To” and “Move To” context menus?

I've just read this question and realized that I had never used either the "Copy To" or "Move To" context menu - is it possible to hide them?
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1answer
2k views

Graphics card problems after update

During the week I did a update through the update manager and since then my desktop graphics have stopped working properly. I usually just quickly glance through the list of packages to be updated ...
7
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2answers
7k views

How to switch off caching for usb device when writing to it?

I have problems transferring binary programs to a micro-controller prototype board when using ubuntu/kubuntu to mount the board via usb. With MacOS and Windows there are no problems. I have found the ...
5
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3answers
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Ubuntu VPN Using Sonicwall

The only thing keeping me from blowing away the crappy Vista install on my Toshiba laptop and going pure Ubuntu is the fact that I need to VPN to work and they use Sonicwall. Due to some proprietary ...
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2answers
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Anybody know what happened to gmplayer in Maverick?

My long-term media player (for various reasons) has been gmplayer. A simple floating UI that remembered its fullscreen layout and just worked for me. I'm not trying to convert anybody but please ...
133
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3answers
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What is the difference between /etc/init/ and /etc/init.d/?

What is the difference between /etc/init/ and /etc/init.d/? More generally, what meaning does the .d suffix convey to a directory?
2
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1answer
252 views

MagiX export project to AVI

The whole day I struggled hard for a presentation of a video that I need it for tomorrow. When I am trying to export that project to AVI format, its throwing me an error message stating: During ...
6
votes
1answer
305 views

What are the differences between regular processes and services?

What are the differences between regular processes (like firefox, gimp, skype, etc.) and services (httpd, mysqld, etc.)? Obviously, services are different in their function, but I'm really wondering ...
14
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2answers
1k views

Why is mainstream Ubuntu still i386-compiled?

I pretty much believe (am I wrong?) that over 90% (if not over 99.9%) of Ubuntu 10.x i386 installations are run on i686 computers. So why is Ubuntu still not i686-optimized? The only case I can ...
2
votes
6answers
535 views

Wireless Card Worked on 8.04, Failed on 10.04, Only Works Slightly on Static IP

I have a laptop that someone gave me and it came with a PCMCIA card for the wireless connection. It is a D-Link Wireless WNA-1330 PCMCIA Card. When I installed Ubuntu 8.04, the wireless connectivity ...
33
votes
5answers
10k views

What if I run a virus/trojan Windows EXE on Ubuntu with Wine?

I've got a file said to contain information I was looking for. Unfortunately it is an executable instead of DOC (as it was meant to be) and the site I've download it from looks suspicious for me. If I ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Disk very slow after going from 9.04 to 10.04

My disk is very slow after I installed ubuntu 10.04 over my old 9.04. Doing some tinkering helped a little: sudo hdparm -tT /dev/sda1 /dev/sda1: Timing cached reads: 3668 MB in 2.00 seconds = ...
7
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2answers
903 views

How can I easily use the gcc compiler for arm for building in a development IDE?

I would like to replace the non-open lpcxpresso IDE with a free IDE. Any pointers how to do it best? How can I point one of the existing IDEs to use the arm gcc compiler?

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