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What software was used to make the Software Center mockups?

I was reading this Ubuntu Software Center design document and wondering, what software was used to design all those ui concept?
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8answers
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How do I enable the “partner” repository?

I keep seeing places refer to the "partner" repository as a place I can get software, how can I enable this repository? Please specify how to do this graphically and via command line.
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3answers
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“no symbol version for module_layout” when trying to load usbhid.ko

I am trying to build my own module for usbhid.ko, but after I compiled, I can't load the module. dmesg says no symbol version for module_layout. I am wondering what is the problem? I have already used ...
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3answers
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How do I make the terminal run python 3.1?

Currently, when I type "python" at the terminal I get v2.6 which is all fine and dandy but how can I set it to use v3.1 instead? Is there a "path" variable out there somewhere that I can change like ...
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4answers
4k views

How to refresh Indicators?

If I add or remove an Indicator (my adding or removing a package) I currently have to logout or restart to see the effects of my changes. How can I refresh my Indicators from within my session to ...
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1answer
486 views

Strange messages at boot and no plymouth

After reinstalling ubuntu a couple of days ago (dont ask), ive been getting strange messages at boot up, and i dont seem to have the plymouth boot splash screen thing (whatever the one with the ubuntu ...
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2answers
893 views

No sound after Liquorix Kernel update

I recently installed the Liquorix Kernel after hearing that it had the 200 line patch in the kernel. Once I installed it, everything worked great and I had HUGE performance improvements. At that ...
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8answers
3k views

How to become a Terminal Pro [closed]

There are rumors. These rumors claim that there are nerd on this hell of a planet who don't touch a mouse. They are my heroes :D How can I become such a pro? (I used to know a site, like ...
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2answers
591 views

ctrl + alt + backspace does not work [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I enable Ctrl+Alt+Backspace? My Esc key sequences (such as those used to restart x etc) don’t seem to work. For example when i press Ctrl+Alt+Backspace which is ...
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1answer
285 views

User credentials not recognised in virtual terminal

Whenever i switch to a virtual terminal, using ctrl+alt+F1 etc.. it asks me for my user credentials: *computername* login: At this point i enter my Username, followed by my Password. However the ...
3
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4answers
642 views

Any way to use Skype without random crashes? Like another gui?

Okay here's the deal, there is a bug about this (or so it seems) that I reported (it's been changed a lot since then); Skype is crashing and random/on clicks (e.g. adding a contact). I'm tired of ...
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2answers
517 views

Should I include /dev in backups?

After searching this site, and reading the Ubuntu community documentation, I've decided to use a simple tar command such as sudo tar -cvpzf serverbackupMMDDYYYY.tgz --exclude=/proc --exclude=/lost+...
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4answers
3k views

Are there any GUI man page editors are available?

I find the man page format extremely painful to write. Is there a GUI (WYSIWYG or WYSIWYM) editor available to make this task easier? I'm hoping for an application that is to man pages as Kompozer is ...
5
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2answers
2k views

How to set graphics & resolution on Frozen-Bubble?

I wanted to setup a few Arcade Games on my Maverick box (for the children, you know, ... :-)). I really like Frozen Bubble but I can't set the graphics preferences, choosing the graphics tab in the ...
2
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1answer
1k views

after upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10, no keyboard, cannot login

just did upgrade from kubuntu 10.04 to 10.10.. after all done and reboot, when the login box shows up, my keyboard and laptop pad ( mouse ) dosn't work, (plugged in the usb mouse, it works sometimes) ...
7
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2answers
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How do I setup a local NTP server?

I installed NTP server on Ubuntu Server 10.04 using: sudo apt-get install ntp The NTP daemon seems working and listening on the 123 port. However, I was not able to get the time from another ...
9
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3answers
743 views

What is the difference between indicators and a system tray?

What is so new about indicators? What did we have before? Are there technical or usability differences?
10
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2answers
6k views

What does .: mean in php include_path?

I'm trying to install Zend on a machine running xampp. Zend's help file says that in order to set up the command-line tools, I need to make sure that the contents of the /library directory are placed ...
3
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3answers
3k views

apt-get upgrade segfault!

I installed ubuntu server 10.04 and booted as normal. Some time later, I booted the server and tried to install a new package/upgrade the existing packages using: sudo apt-get upgrade sudo aptitude ...
3
votes
2answers
9k views

Why suspend / hibernate does not work? (blank screen problem) [closed]

I've got a problem with Ubuntu 10.10 suspend / hibernation. When I try to do one of these actions, computer prepares but in the end a blank screen comes up with just a single underscore blinking. ...
2
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1answer
375 views

Cannot run Gcompris

I installed gcompris on ubuntu 10.10 and when i tired to run it, it exited immediately. i ran it from shell giving the command gcompris and got the folowing message. akn@ubuntu:~$ gcompris ** ...
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3answers
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Are there any “traps” in cloning a VirtualBox VM for concurrent use on the same Host/LAN?

With Ubuntu as the Host, I want to run two similar/identical(?) instances of a VirtualBox Guest on the same Host, or perhaps on another Host which is on the same LAN... I have set up a Guest as a "...
3
votes
2answers
8k views

7zip error - can not open output file

I am trying to unzip a 7zip file from the command line like this, but I get an error with using e or x parameters. The file has only 1 .dat file inside. I get the following error. valugi@valugi-...
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5answers
3k views

Looking for a Commercial Grade SIP Softphone

I use a commercial Asterisk-based SIP provider for my business. I'm going through the process of acquiring hearing aids, and it may be smartest for me to stream telephone audio from my provider ...
63
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2answers
35k views

Whats the .local folder for in my Home Directory

What is the ~/.local folder good for and is it safe to remove the content within this folder?
4
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2answers
602 views

Wireless card only starts to work if I boot into Windows

I'm facing a very weird problem with my wireless network card in ubuntu 10.10 ! Recently I have installed ubuntu 10.10 beside my windows XP on my Dell XPS 1330 laptop. Everything worked fine except ...
4
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2answers
2k views

Video editor with bubble annotations

I use the annotations feature of YouTube a lot, but I want to get away from flash and start hosting my videos using html5. So I need to create those bubbles and embed them in the video using an editor....
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11answers
15k views

Core i7 with 4GB - go 64 bit or stay 32bit..?

I have a Core i7 laptop with 4gb ram. In windows, the disadvantage of using the 32bit OS would be that a single app could not use more than 2gb of ram (+ the 2gb shared kernel-space memory) except ...
23
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4answers
7k views

Cleaning up my Home Directory

I have the following problem, I've installed a bunch of Ubuntu packages ever since I used Ubuntu, now I've removed these packages using the Synaptic Package Manager but somehow it still left hidden ...
7
votes
1answer
370 views

Syncing music with Ubuntu One

If I want to make use of Ubuntu One's mobile streaming service, how do I add (my own) music to Ubuntu One? I mean, if I purchase music through the music store, the music automatically get synced. ...
2
votes
1answer
837 views

Missing home folder content after update [closed]

After finishing Ubuntu update, I rebooted my pc. After logging in I noticed that my home folder is missing. What should I do now?
21
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4answers
35k views

How to reset the terminal properties and preferences?

I fooled around with the colors and stuff, in the terminal, and now want to go back to the maroon and white default config of the the terminal. What files do I have to delete?
10
votes
6answers
4k views

Remote Desktop Viewer doesn't update the image

I am trying to use the Remote Desktop Viewer on my laptop to connect to my desktop, which I have configured with Remote Desktop preferences. But it fails to update the screen shot image, making it ...
11
votes
3answers
873 views

Any way to clean up the look of the shutdown/logout/restart process?

So, I've given up trying to configure my system (ubuntu 10.10, open source ATI drivers) to shutdown/logout/restart gracefully. Whenever I do any of the three, all I get is an ugly ubuntu logo with ...
1
vote
2answers
7k views

Why does my flash video get stuck? (not lag?)

After moving to Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition, I've noticed a strange problem that manifests itself most obviously with streaming videos like youtube and hulu. The video will load and begin playing ...
2
votes
0answers
321 views

Identifying and Downloading Dependency for an Offline PC [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install software offline? My pc have no internet connection. I am using Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition. I always download the package from another pc having net ...
0
votes
3answers
12k views

Installing phpMyAdmin from repository, 403 Forbidden error

I have installed phpMyAdmin from the repositories, but I get 403 forbidden when I access http://localhost/phpmyadmin/index.php Apache is running fine, and so is PHP (I'm using apache2-mpm-worker with ...
1
vote
1answer
281 views

Netgear 511 wireless adapter stopped working after upgrade

Why will Netgear wireless adapter not work with SIMPLE netgear511 upgrade to UBUNTU 10.04 WHEN IT WAS WORKING PERFECTLY WITH 9.04 I upgaded from UBUNTU 9.04 on my IBM THINKPAD to 10.04 LTS. The ...
3
votes
1answer
842 views

Purisa font renders strange symbol instead of TM

I use the Purisa Medium font in various appearance settings, it's wonderful. However, whenever I type the characters T and M next to each other, they mysteriously change into a face-like character ...
5
votes
2answers
584 views

Any way to change the tooltip duration?

There seems to be no option available for changing the tooltip duration. Is there any way to do so?
3
votes
1answer
403 views

Screen Savers not working after Maverick Upgrade

After doing an in-place upgrade from Lucid to Maverick, my screen savers no longer work. I get a background that the panel/title-bar image, but no screen saver. I see no messages in dmesg, and don't ...
2
votes
1answer
374 views

My 'Sync Preferences' are not being saved when I disconnect my Android smartphone from Banshee

When I set up my sync preferences for my Android phone, everything works fine and my media is successfully transferred, but when I unplug the phone (after pressing the eject button and being told it ...
6
votes
1answer
1k views

Installing or faking a x11 session

I have a headless Ubuntu-server running at work, and I connect to it from my home Windows machine through Putty. I've logged in with putty, and I need to run a program back at the server (a java ...
4
votes
2answers
540 views

How do I get the clock to show the date?

I tried what was mentioned here to no avail. When I update the values in gconf (any of the values, not just custom and custom_format) nothing changes. Is this a netbook edition problem? Is there ...
7
votes
4answers
10k views

Remapping both mouse and keyboard to a gamepad

Since Halloween, I have been really enjoying Frictional Games' Amnesia on Ubuntu. My next goal is to get the other offerings they have. Unfortunately, there is not a gamepad setting for this game (...
6
votes
1answer
4k views

How to Remove shortcut arrow from desktop icons?

How do I turn off the arrow for desktop icons?
4
votes
2answers
1k views

How do I open files that are not located inside wine's virtual C drive?

I am running winamp using wine. When I am choosing music to open in winamp I can only browse inside wines c drive but I have all my music on a partition. I want to be able to play the music from the ...
7
votes
2answers
7k views

How do I blacklist certain directories in Samba?

I am exporting a directory via Samba to my home theater PC. Unfortunately XBMC is also displaying some working directories that I happen to be sharing inside that directory. I would like to find a ...
21
votes
6answers
12k views

How to program for Windows in Ubuntu?

Is there anyway to create (C++ or C#) windows console applications inside Ubuntu's IDE (e.g Anjuta) and compile it for Windows?
4
votes
4answers
18k views

Installing Ubuntu on a Windows CE 6.0 EzBook PC (ez-72a)

I recently inherited a cheap EzBook PC and decided it might be fun to throw Ubuntu on it. I have a USB all setup but for the life of me can't get it to boot from USB! I've looked online and can't seem ...

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