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Installing Axel?

How do I install axel on Natty Narwhal? I tried sudo apt-get install axel but it came back with this: james@james-ubuntu-11-04:~$ sudo apt-get install axel [sudo] password for james: Reading ...
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How do I make GVim use the icon in my icon theme?

Instead of my pretty Faenza icon, it's using a rather ugly one.
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Is there one file that all Desktop Managers (GNOME, KDE, XFCE and etc) are required to read/execute when users login?

I use GNOME and it first executes commands from /etc/profile and then from ~/.profile. This I have found by putting statements like echo 'something' > test in all files that i could think of like ....
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Where in the filesystem should I store shared data?

Where in the unix filesystem is the conventional location to save non-user specific data, for example data shared via nfs or ftp, or backups? I could obviously create and use any arbitrary folder (...
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Desktop Feed Reader which can sync with Google Reader

I am looking for a Desktop Feed Reader which can sync with Google Reader and sits in the messaging menu and give desktop notifications. It should be like, when I have marked an item as 'read' on ...
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Windows Version of Ubuntu One staying?

I am wondering if there will definitely be a Windows Version of Ubuntu One after the beta? Because otherwise I will not bother getting a 20gb plan as I dont use Ubuntu on any pc.
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my thinkpad shut-off when docking

Occasionally when I dock my thinkpad (T60), it shut-off immediately, like someone unplugged its battery. It is not a regular "shut down" done by the OS - it is like a hardware/driver issue. I'm ...
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“Hardware Drivers” item missing from menu

I just installed the newest version of Ubuntu (10.10) and I am trying to get the appropriate drivers installed for the nvidia ion. However there is no system > administration > hardware drivers ...
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Hardware Divers option is not there [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Hardware Drivers” item missing from menu I just installed the newest version of Ubuntu (10.10) and I am trying to get the appropriate drivers installed for the ...
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645 views

Very long Gnome login time

My machine is taking ages to get from the login screen after booting to actually showing the gnome desktop (as in, over a minute). It seems as though it is just waiting for a long period of that time ....
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Find projects that use a particular programming language in Launchpad?

On Launchpad.net, most projects list the programming language(s) their software uses: It would be useful if there was a way to get a list of all the projects that use "X" programming language, in ...
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Upgrade manager wants me to do a partial upgrade

So here is my story... I was doing upgrades to ubuntu the other day, and the power went out right in the middle of the upgrade, so now when I try to do upgrades it keeps asking me if I want to do a ...
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Disable touchpad hardware buttons

I'd like to disable hardware buttons on the synaptic touchpad, but still be able to use the touchpand and "tap"-click on its surface. I don't find the related options in the output of synclient -l. ...
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Inverted Mouse Axis on a Ubuntu Live USB

I have an Ubuntu Live USB and I was looking for xorg.conf so I could insert an Option "InvX" "on" within it (I am not quite sure how that works exactly yet). xorg.conf does not exist in its normal ...
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1answer
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Roll-your-own mysql-server (.deb) files and MySQL root password

I know I can make my own .deb files of an installation. However, during a normal mysql-server install, the root password gets asked for and we need to do a 1-click rollout without ANY interaction. It ...
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Migrating from Mac to Ubuntu, What will I miss? [closed]

this is my first question (in askubuntu). I'm about to try Ubuntu for the first time (First time to take it seriously actually). I love my Mac but don't want to be closed minded, nor closed source ;)...
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Apple G4 733Mhz and 512Mb Ram… Any suggestions on what to use for good performance?

I'd like to install Ubuntu on this little g4 I've found... I hope to get a better performance than Os X 10.4, is it possible? I thought about using a server minimal install and then put on it gnome, ...
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How can I run gedit with a different configuration

I want to use gedit as a programming IDE and as a regular text editor. Would I be able to make some .desktop file to load a different configuration?
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debootstrap or virt-install Ubuntu Server Maverick fails

Oki so running any kind of variation of debootsrap i get the following error I: Extracting zlib1g... W: Failure trying to run: chroot /lxc/iso/dodo mount -t proc proc /proc debootstrap.log : ...
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1answer
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Empathy chat limits the number of contacts displayed?

I'm using Empathy Chat with these accounts: GTalk & Facebook. I just noticed now that from my GTalk friends only 6 appear online (including me) and in reality online are 14 (checked on GMail). ...
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Multitouch screen needs two touch points [closed]

So, I got a netbook (Some weird China brand) and it has a multitouch screen. I got to installing Ubuntu Netbook 10.10 and I used the mouse and keyboard for that. When I wanted to try the touchscreen, ...
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Reloading iptables

I made changes to iptables config file in /etc/iptables/filter in ubuntu and want to reload them. I read the man page and also googled but couldn't find the information. Any help will be appreciated. ...
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How do I migrate from systray to AppIndicators?

I am considering forking Parcellite and making it use AppIndicators now that Ubuntu has dropped support for systray. How different are these, and are there any "getting started" guides on ...
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Better drivers for SiS 650/740 integrated video?

I installed Xubuntu 10.10 on an old box today and the graphical performance is horrid. According to lspci, the video card is this: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] ...
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How to get my software into Ubuntu?

As a developer of free software, I want to get my application into Ubuntu. Should I provide a source tarball and ask for packaging? Or should I create a package myself? Should I target Ubuntu ...
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Safe way to rename my computer/hostname? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the computer name? I'd like to rename my computer. What's the recommended way to do this? Is there anything likely to break after I rename it?
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Ubuntu on Shuttle XS35

What Ubuntu features do and which do not work on your Shuttle XS35 barebone mini-pc? In the spirit of this question, add your experience, good or bad, with this fanless, i.e. passively cooled, small-...
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Putting an arbitrary gtk.Widget into an appindicator.Indicator

Putting any gtk.Widget inside a gtk.Menu works, somewhat, by putting an empty gtk.MenuItem in first. It doesn't seem to be reliable - but it basically works. With an appindicator.Indicator, it doesn't ...
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Showing a “cowsay” fortune in every new terminal session

I wish to display a cowsay message in every terminal window. The command I use is fortune | cowsay Any ideas how to make it appear whenever I start a new terminal session?
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Displaying a new line on the prompt

I wish to add a new line on every prompt. Instead of the cursor showing on the line as name@machine:~$ _, I want it to be on the next line, like as: name@machine:~$ _ Thanks.
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How to organize the nautilus bookmarks in the “Places” panel applet?

their seems to be no configuration dialog for the "Places" menue in the panel. Yes, I know how to add, remove or change the order of the bookmarks in nautilus. But I want to use folders and ...
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2answers
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Displaying colors in the prompt

How to display my prompt in color? I see a lot of text go up my screen, and a lot of crud. Something like (red)myName(red)@(blue)myMachine:~$(blue) would help simplify things a lot. Much Appreciated.
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1answer
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No audio after running Lennart Poettering's multitasking script

For some odd reason, after running this and restarting I lost audio on my Linux partition (but not on my Windows one). With the volume controller appearing at max, why would I have no audio?
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2answers
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Stack applet was not starting automatically

I am using stackapplet v1.4 it's not getting started automatically.Every time i want to start it manually from Application>>Accessories>>StackApplet.I am sure i have enabled the option Start ...
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2answers
462 views

control keys produce ascii output in Vi insert mode

When I enter mode in vim, all control keys (like arrow keys, delete keys etc.) produce characters instead of expected control behaviour. How can I change this? Thanks :)
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How to get Ubuntu membership?

What are the steps that I want to follow to get Ubuntu membership? I know contribution is the only mantra to get Ubuntu membership. I am not good in programming so what are other ways to contribute to ...
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1answer
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How to tell which physcal drive is sdc? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I physically identify a single drive in a RAID array? I have a computer with several drives in it, all identical, all part of a RAID. One of those drives is failing ...
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1answer
616 views

Me menu disappeared

I am running ubuntu 10.10 with the Indicator Applet Complete. However on logging in today morning, I find that the me menu has disappeared. I removed the indicators completely from the panel and then ...
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4answers
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Search Launchpad for PPAs matching software or package name?

Is there a way to search though LaunchPad's PPAs for a certain package name? For instance if I was looking for PPAs with Firefox packages I could search for "firefox" and retrieve a list of all the ...
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Nice network diagram editor?

Writing a commercial proposal, I want to create a nice graphic showing the clients the architecture I thought of for their IT network, with servers, network connections, firewall, load-balancing, etc. ...
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3answers
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Is there any software that will do face recognition in photos?

I would like to automate the process of tagging my photos with subjects' names. Is there any software for Ubuntu that can perform face recognition on a local photo collection?
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2answers
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How to change forecolor of Software Center descriptions?

Due to some change I did to the system which I cannot remember, the text in my Software Center is no longer visible (the description, version, etc of the software). It shows when I highlight on where ...
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1answer
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enable/install ATI x1250

I want to install my ATI x1250 on my ubuntu 10.10, i am running it on a HP 6515b. But when i run aticonfig it says adapter missing, even when i try to edit 3d settings, it says no mardware detected. ...
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How can I edit the gnome-panel “Places” menu?

How can I edit the gnome-panel "Places" menu? (I have the same SSH server showing twice and it's annoying.) Edit: More precisely, how can I remove the servers I added through "Places / Connect to ...
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2answers
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Connect to network before user login

As a learning experiment, I'm trying to turn Ubuntu Desktop into a server. I was able to disable X at boot time and now, I am trying to get my computer to connect to my WiFi network at boot time, ...
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14answers
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How do I disable X at boot time so that the system boots in text mode?

Is it possible to disable X at boot time? I'm setting up a server so it would be nice if it wouldn't load the graphical interface every time I boot.
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5answers
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What's the difference between a Long Term Support Release and a Normal Release?

What are the differences between an Ubuntu Long Term Support release (LTS) and a normal release?
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How to hide bottom panel in GNOME?

I want to hide bottom panel so that I would be able to show it again when I want. In the properties menu of the panel there is an option for Autohide but not hide totally. The reason I need it, is ...
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2answers
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Auto indentation in Gedit

I'm using Gedit to program C and CPP, and I've enabled auto indentation in Edit->Pref. However, it still doesn't work. Is there anything I can do?
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1answer
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Opening images sorted by modification date/size/type/etc

Suppose I have a folder with pictures in them. If I sort them by name once I open one with Image Viewer and navigate to the others the order is respected. But if I sort my files by modification date, ...

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