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Why isn't Gwibber working? [closed]

(I thought I posted this earlier, but it's not here, so I guess I didn't.) So, Gwibber isn't working. It as kind of almost working when I installed Ubuntu (10.4, 64-bit)--the "broadcast accounts" ...
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1answer
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Cannot Connect Modem ( /dev/ttySL0 ) Using gnome-ppp - Dial-Up Connection [closed]

I'm trying to connect my Toshiba Satellite running Ubuntu 10.04 to my Eris running Android 2.1 through a Bluetooth connection and establish a dial-up connection (DUN) with the modem. I can connect my ...
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2answers
980 views

How to set up good video support on radeon 3850

So, I've got radeon 3850 agp card. It seems that all videos and graphics are handled by CPU, according to cpu usage. All effects are enabled and working(like compiz), but videos and 3d are extremely ...
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Good NVidia drivers for a GeForce GT 330M on a VAIO laptop?

With the latest 3 distribution versions of Ubuntu I've always had problems with NVidia GPUs. Even when I installed the official commercial drivers (which are not in the repositories and are shown as ...
6
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4answers
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Weird Mouse Problem

I'm facing a weird problem. My mouse automatically focuses on menu items. I'm unable to navigate menus with keyboard if the cursor rests on a menu item as it keeps stealing focus. I can live with ...
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3answers
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Used recursive chown on the root directory [closed]

Im gonna need some help restoring my ssh settings as i screwed everything up by calling this command: chown -R user / At the moment im not able to access the site through ssh/ftp since the ...
4
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2answers
2k views

How do I handle patch rejects after applying patches with uupdate?

I used uupdate to update a source package from 0.7.0 to 0.7.3. It does this update with patches and I had a few patch rejects. I am unsure what to do next. Do I: edit the old source package ...
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4answers
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu on a corporate laptop that is currently running Windows XP with Utimaco's disk encryption software?

A new laptop issued to me is now running a product called "Safeguard Enterprise 5.35 Utimaco Software". Has anyone had success installing Ubuntu in this situation?
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1answer
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Changing my AIM alias in Empathy doesn't work

I try to change my nickname for my AIM account in Empathy. And the change doesn't seem to take. Whatever I do, it just kind of stays the same. It works fine for my Google talk account... Iunno.
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2answers
586 views

Dual Boot - Ubuntu 9.10, 10.04 - /home Cannot Be Initialized Upon Startup

I recently installed 9.10 64-bit on a system that had 10.04 already installed. I thought I performed this installation correctly, but when I came to grub2 and chose the option I wanted, I got some ...
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3answers
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How is the default TERM shell variable value set?

After upgrading to Maverick I have my TERM variable set to 'dumb', this does not happen with the same home dir running from Lucid and I didn't manually changed anything related to TERM. Any idea ...
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10answers
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How do I install and manage RPMs?

I have a burning desire to install RPMs onto my Ubuntu installation - is this possible? Can I use Yum - or another RPM Package Management tool?
3
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2answers
874 views

How can I make a program (using SDL) built on Ubuntu work on other systems?

I'm writing a program that uses OpenAL. When I link against it (I'm using CMake), it also links against libpulse - PulseAudio. This results in the binary not working on other systems. Can I somehow ...
3
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1answer
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How to assign a serial port to my bluetooth phone?

I used hcitool scan to get the MAC address of my phone. Then I used sdbtool browse to find the channel of the "Serial Port" service. I put this information into /etc/bluetooth/rfcomm.conf and this ...
7
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4answers
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Where can I change the automatic lock screen preference? [closed]

I'm using ubuntu in a VM, so, I leave it idle from time to time. When I go back obviously the screen is locked, but I would like to configure the idle time for something around 10 minutes. Where can I ...
4
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5answers
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LDAP server set-up

I'd like to set up LDAP to act as central authentication of 2 web applications running on the same server. Whats the simplest step-by-step way to go about this from scratch? In the long run I'd also ...
24
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5answers
21k views

Where can I find the source code for the Ubuntu Kernel?

I'd like to build my own copy of the Ubuntu kernel. Where can I get the source code?
3
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0answers
461 views

Is there a way to adjust a “global equalizer”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any Sound enhancers/equalizer? The other day, I plugged a poor quality set of speakers into my PC (running Ubuntu 10.04). I would have liked to have made some ...
7
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2answers
3k views

Is there a Linux software RAID that can be shared with a windows installation?

What are the options I've got when it comes to RAID and Windows?
8
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3answers
839 views

Upload photos to Facebook page (not personal profile)

A couple of the various Linux photo organizer applications (Shotwell & f-spot, at least) let you upload pictures to Facebook, but as far as I can see, that's limited only to albums on your ...
3
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3answers
3k views

How should I set up a Linux file server for data sharing with Windows PCs and a PS3?

I have the following pieces of hardware I would like to network mostly for file sharing (media primarily): 1 gaming laptop, 1 i7 (2.3Tb storage) desktop, 1 P4 desktop (500g storage), and 1 250gig PS3. ...
29
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3answers
21k views

What are some good GUI diff and merge applications available for Ubuntu?

What are some alternatives to WinMerge and the pros and cons of each?
39
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6answers
3k views

How can I check if a package is installed (no superuser privileges)?

At our university we can get almost any ubuntu package installed we want, but we are not superusers ourselves (we need to request packages being installed). With some libraries it is not always easy ...
5
votes
1answer
640 views

How do I display more than 5 bookmarks in gnome-panel “Places” menu?

I found a thread on the Ubuntu forums, but it requires me to change the source of gnome-panel and recompile. Is that really the only option if I want to see more than 5 bookmarks in the "Places" ...
18
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7answers
32k views

What software is available to use TV tuner card?

I am looking for software programs to use my TV Tuner card in Ubuntu. I have mythTV installed and use it quite a bit. But I am looking for a program that can tune my tuner card in just a window, not ...
3
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3answers
8k views

Best way to remote restart Ubuntu from Windows machine

Background: I'm looking to put a series of Ubuntu machines into retail locations, they're being used as dumb kiosks to show a series of slides onto large LCD panel TV screens. Once installed, they ...
4
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4answers
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http://localhost/ not working

I've just done a fresh install of Ubuntu (10.04.1) plus LAMP (via sudo tasksel install lamp-server) and everything is working fine. However, it does so until I need to work on localhost when I do not ...
21
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3answers
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Why `sudo apt-get install XXXX` sometimes request confirmation, others not?

Just for curiosity, sometimes while installing software throught apt-get install software_name the terminal prompt me for a confirmation "type Yes or No", but not allways. I dont mean the sudo ...
0
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1answer
137 views

How to make indicator-network work with DSL?

I installed indicator-network on maverick and it shows only Ethernet with no option to add a DSL connection.I am using pppoeconf currently(could be the problem).
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3answers
663 views

Make Gnome shortcuts available to other users

I have used Alacarte to add some shortcuts to my games start folder. Now I would like to make these shortcuts available for all users. How can I do this?
2
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3answers
966 views

No Internet after reinstalling on Dell Mini 9 [closed]

I had to reinstall 10.04. It had been working with no problems and then I did something. I decided that reinstall the o/s would be the easiest. It was until I found out I cannot access internet. I ...
4
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4answers
7k views

How to display UMTS signal strength?

Using a random UMTS USB stick (Huwei 160 or something like this) works an current Ubuntu pretty much out of the box and the setup via network manager (nm-applet) is convenient. But it does not ...
6
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3answers
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Unmanaged network icon - Network manangement disabled

I was having problems connecting to the internet either by wireless or wired connection. I keep getting an icon in the systray that has a tooltip that says "unmanaged" and when I click on it I get a ...
4
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3answers
557 views

How do I setup a Ubuntu network?

I do some voluntary work for a small private K-12 school, and they just received a donation of about 20 used computers from a large corporation. They came with blank hard-drives, so I need to install ...
2
votes
2answers
299 views

How can I make a console window only appear if the command I'm running produces output? [closed]

I run the following at regular intervals in order to sync my laptop with my desktop. When there's nothing to do, and therefore no output from unison, i want it to complete silently; when there's ...
4
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5answers
561 views

Google Chrome removes itself from Menu on reboot

Chrome removes itself from the Internet menu every time I reboot. How can I fix this? The only way to get it back is to reinstall Chrome. Is this a Dev issue or a general error? I am using Ubuntu ...
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2answers
5k views

How do I get my webcam to work [closed]

I downloaded ubuntu over the weekend replacing Windows Vista and so far everything has been fantastic, except for one thing. I cannot get my webcam to work. I've tried camorama and camera monitor ...
45
votes
4answers
45k views

How can I determine the version of the running kernel?

How can I determine the version of the running kernel?
13
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2answers
5k views

Can I rebuild a package without recompiling the source?

I am building a new .deb and want to fix lintian errors in the packaging. However, every time I rebuild, the rules file does a 'make clean' and thus starts compiling again. Is there a way to ...
26
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11answers
967 views

What are the biggest barriers to walking the MOTU/developer path? [closed]

For those who are not MOTU (people who maintain the Universe and Multiverse software repositories) and do not have plans of the "I will apply to MOTU by $date" variety: What keeps you and others like ...
6
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3answers
973 views

Symlinks and their paths are confusing - how can they be used effectively?

When exploring directories from a symlink (symbolic link) using Nautilus or Gnome Commander, the directory structure is displayed as if the symlink were a regular directory. When I open a document, ...
2
votes
2answers
496 views

Virtual Ubuntu Network Configuration

I have Ubuntu as main OS. I have created virtual Ubuntu in Sun VirtualBox and I get this error: can not connect(ssh)/ping computers in local network. If I configure network manually I even can not ...
6
votes
5answers
6k views

locale: Reset lost settings [duplicate]

Due to some strange reason, I've lost some of my locale settings. I've managed to restore most of them using sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please ...
6
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4answers
3k views

Network print to brother MFC-7420

I am trying to pint to a Brother MFC-7420 from my ubuntu 10.04 machine. The brother is attached to a windows XP machine and is shared. This is what I have tried: System->Administration->Printing, ...
6
votes
1answer
248 views

How do I get involved with the Ubuntu kernel?

How do I get involved with the Ubuntu kernel?
3
votes
3answers
2k views

I'm getting an error when I try to install the Amazon MP3 Downloader

When I run the .deb file I downloaded from here, I get this error: Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libboost-filesystem1.34.1 Does anyone know a work around for this?
7
votes
1answer
297 views

How do I communicate with the Ubuntu kernel team?

How do I communicate with the Ubuntu kernel team?
7
votes
1answer
538 views

Instant Messager that supports video and voice chat

Are there any instant messengers for Ubuntu that support video and audio chat?
3
votes
2answers
13k views

403 Forbidden Error when accessing enabled virtual host

When accessing a site defined in my local dev environment, I can't seem to get past a 403 Forbidden error. Under /etc/apache2/sites-available/ I have defined a file fun.local: <VirtualHost ...
3
votes
1answer
603 views

Switch user fails to complete successfully [closed]

Switching users is not reliable; when switching users, often when returning to the first logged-on user, the computer ends up a blank screen and I must turn it fully off with the power button. ...

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