Questions tagged [10.10]

Codenamed "Maverick Meerkat", this version was released on Oct 10, 2010 and is no longer supported since Apr 10, 2012. Questions about unsupported versions are likely to be closed as off-topic.

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How do I fix overscan on my HDMI HDTV?

I've connected a HDTV with HDMI on my Radeon 4670, using the open source ati driver. However there is "overscan" which cuts off a bit of each edge of the screen, about the size of the gnome-panel. How ...
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Windows 7 doesn't boot after Ubuntu install

I had windows 7 installed on my pc, then I installed Ubuntu 10.10/ During the installation process I have chosen to manually set my partitions: I set a 10GB drive for ubuntu root 1GB drive for swap ...
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Root filesystem check fails after power failure during installation

During the "install" phase of the upgrade there was a power failure. After when starting up again the following errors are reported: init: udevtrigger main process (420) terminated with status 1 init:...
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How can I do mass installs on multiple computers?

I had promissed my 120 students that I will install ubuntu 10.10 on their laptops but failed to do it.The laptops were dell vostro 4014. All have same hardware. I took one laptop and installed ubuntu ...
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Display current layout (language code/country flag) in keyboard indicator

Just upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10, and the keyboard indicator applet no longer displays the two-letter country code for the active layout. This is terrible. Is this the default behaviour? Anyone ...
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Using GParted to remove windows partition

I'm currently dual-booting to either Ubuntu 10.10 or Windows XP. However, I rarely use windows and would like to remove it. I've use the Ubuntu live CD to access GParted. I've also deleted the ...
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How to compile and run C programs avoiding “bash: ./a.out: Permission denied” [duplicate]

I have installed GCC compiler by installing the build-essential package. After the installation I wrote a simple C program. I tried to run it with the following command: gcc First.c ./a.out but I'm ...
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No Grub after installing Ubuntu beside Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) I am trying to dual boot Ubuntu 10.10 alongside Windows 7, after install I receive no Grub menu and I ...
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How can I install Unity after installing Desktop Edition?

I've just upgraded my Ubuntu Desktop from 10.04 to 10.10 on my netbook. How can I install Ubuntu Unity for my notebook ?
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Suspend fails (reboot on resume) and no hibernate option

Upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 removed hibernate option for me and introduced the problem where by after entering standby (being indicated by blinking amber LED on my laptop) I cannot resume my session. ...
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Battery indicator is stuck on “estimating”?

After installing Ubuntu 10.10, the battery indicator worked fine (both percent remaining and estimation on time). I then installed and configured some software (Skype, Pidgin, Thunderbird, removed ...
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Prevent windows from stealing focus

I'm using Maverick with Compiz enabled. I've searched AskUbuntu and Google. AskUbuntu doesn't have anything on this topic and everything Google turns up is a couple years old. I'm doing browser ...
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Font corruption: lines through characters

I have a problem where a one-pixel high white line is displayed through certain letters of text. Almost always only a single character type is affected at once, and only in one font size (though that ...
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Encrypt home drive after installation

I declined to encrypt to my home drive whilst installing ubuntu. Is it possible to encrypt it after installation? if so, how?
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Can't adjust brightness on my laptop

I'm having difficulty in adjusting brightness on my Acer Aspire 4740: Screen 14.1-inch glossy LED-backlit, 1366x768 res CPU Intel Core i5-430M 2.26-GHz RAM 1GB DDR3 HDD 320GB Graphics ...
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How to make X.org listen to remote connections on port 6000?

This is on Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) 64-bit desktop. I want to make my X server listen to remote connections from clients in other machines on the local network. I know about ssh -X and that is ...
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How to configure to record data to pendrive instantly?

If I edit the files on my pendrive, and then just remove it physically, the data will not be recorded. I have to click "eject", and so the led starts to blink, and the data starts to be recorded. How ...
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Permanent custom keyboard shortcuts for Evince (Document Viewer)

I am using the Ubuntu document viever Evince. Lately, I found out how to add custom keyboard shortcuts for the program. I was searching for a way to add a shortcut e.g. for View / Best fit (also ...
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Screen brightness not changing on Acer 5742 notebook

Screen brightness is not changing on my ACER 5742 notebook. I have Ubuntu 10.10 installed inside Windows 7 OS. Hotkeys are used for changing brightness. Though, a bar displaying brightness level ...
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General Rules for dealing with File Permissions

I have run into a ton of file permission issues in Ubuntu, from not having permission to delete a file, change the contents of a while, and so on. I was wondering if some of you Ubuntu experts could ...
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tar unpack : Unexpected EOF in archive

I have downloaded eclipse-platform-3.7-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz. Using Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit on Intel 64-bit processor. While trying to unpack the contents (either double-click or right-click & ...
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Script at Startup

I'm using 10.10 and I need to run a script in order to get a windows-like international keyboard layout - basically, it changes how dead keys work. (Original script from this page http://t.tam.atbh....
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How to auto mount my external hard drive?

On login, ubuntu 10.10 would not mount external hard drives automatically, While ubuntu 10.04 mount them on login. I've tried Storage Device Manager but it give error when external hard is not plugged....
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How can I reduce the number of TTYs?

I don't need 7 TTYs (or do I?). So how do I reduce this number to 3?
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Joystick acts as mouse; won't stop

Joystick acts as a mouse, even when I'm playing a game that uses a joystick so I get random mouse events going on. I plugged a joystick in to play Spiral Knights, also installed joystick and ...
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Apple Magic Trackpad multitouch configuration

Today I installed the Ubuntu 10.10 release on my Desktop PC. I was running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with an Apple Magic Trackpad and everything was working fine. After today's fresh installation of Ubuntu 10....
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Is setting default mount options for udisks really not possible?

I want to mount usb drives with option flush (or sync). I'm using Kubuntu 10.10 and as far as I understood udisks is responsible for the mount options. I've read various threads and two solutions ...
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Unlock keyring prompts three times instead of one time

When I have "automatic login" activated, the "Unlock the Gnome Keyring" box asks for my password. But this happens three times. There are three boxes asking me for my password. In 10.04 the box ...
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How to install Intel 82852/855GM driver?

When I installed Arch Linux, it detected my video card and monitors correctly "out-of-the box". Now I've installed Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" and it has not. How do I configure Ubuntu to use ...
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Possibility of recovering files from a dd zero-filled hard disk

I have "zero filled" (complete wiped) an external hard disk using dd, and from what I have heard: people said you should at least "zero fill" 3 times to be sure that the data are really wiped and no ...
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How to delete Gnome Panel?

I am trying to get rid of my Gnome panels so that I can go to a purely Docky/Gnome-Do environment. I have got rid of everything, except for a single remaining panel which I cannot delete. The text "...
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How do I change Software Center's default installation path?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 - the Maverick Meerkat. Whenever I install software using the Software Center, it installs it to /usr/lib. I have less space in this drive. Is it possible to change the default ...
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Joining MP3 files losslessly

I have a bunch of MP3 files and I have their paths grouped in a text file. Is it possible to join the relevant MP3 files based on the paths in the text file?
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How do I know if my serial adapter card is working?

I just installed a 2 port serial adapter in my Ubuntu 10.10 system, then I tried following this tutorial that I used on my old system to connect to a cisco router (my old system had an onboard serial ...
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Keyboard and touch-pad stopped working after shutting down the computer while it was installing updates

When I boot my notebook, the touch-pad and the keyboard don't respond. The last thing I did before shutting down was killing the terminal that was running a sudo apt-get install because I had to go. ...
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How can I set a custom icon for a folder?

Some folders in my Home directory have special icons. I would like to do something like this with a custom icon for a folder.
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Busybox error on boot [closed]

I've Windows XP and Ubuntu 10.10 dual boot was working fine then suddenly while booting in GRUB if I select Ubuntu it shows me stupid Busybox error same as this and Windows XP is working fine The ...
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Decrease mouse sensitivity below the standard limit

I've got a USB mouse attached to my Ubuntu notebook. This mouse is (unfortunately) really sensitive, and so it sometimes gets hard to hit small icons with the mouse pointer. This is really a hardware ...
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Laptop battery life drastically decreased compared to Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does my computer get less battery life with Ubuntu compared to Windows? I am running Ubuntu 10.10 on my Dell Studio XPS 1640 and have about one hour of battery life in it, ...
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How do I add Matlab to the main menu?

I was trying to add the installed matlab to the menu of Applications under Ubuntu 10.10. I clicked Gnome-Menu -> Preference -> Main Menu -> Programming -> New Item, where I input the Matlab file .../...
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Use existing Ubuntu partition as an installation image?

I installed ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop and configured a lot, installed and setup lot of things on it to suit my needs. Now I want to move this setup to anothe machine and want to avoid all the setup ...
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How do I debug an overheating problem on a Dell Inspiron 1564?

I have a problem with my Laptop (Dell Inspiron 1564 Core i5 4GB Ram VGA ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4300 running Ubuntu 10.10 32bit). It shuts down abruptly without even a lag in the application I am ...
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How do I hide CIFS volumes in the Places menu?

I originally started an Ubuntu forums post about this but I never received any responses. Anyways, I've got my Documents, Music, Pictures, and Videos folders pointing to Samba shares on my server via ...
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How to sync files/data between two PCs on a home network?

I have a desktop and a laptop with almost the same files within their home directory. Sometimes I make changes in ~/Music, ~/Documents, etc. But these changes of course don't affect the other machine....
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How to install Wacom Bamboo Pen

I have a new Wacom Bamboo Pen. I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 64bit. After googling a little bit, I checked that xserver-xorg-input-wacom was installed. I plugged in my tablet. I rebooted my computer. ...
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How can I use perl 5.12 in 10.10?

How can I use perl 5.12 in Ubuntu? There is no distribution package on Ubuntu. I have to use feature 'unicode_strings'; in my perl code, and this is available from 5.12. I try to install perl on ...
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I'd like to prevent maximize from covering one third of the screen

Using Ubuntu 10.10, gnome, and dual nvidia monitors. Gnome panels and docky are able to "reserve" part of the screen for themselves in such a way as to prevent maximized windows from covering them up....
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How can I use my fingerprint reader?

I have an HP dv4 2080br with a fingerprint reader that works fine on Windows 7. lsusb lists it as Bus 001 Device 004: ID 138a:0005 DigitalPersona How can I use it on Ubuntu 10.10?
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Clock drift even though NTPD running

I'm having a problem with the clock drifting on my PC. I'M running Ubuntu 10.10 on an somewhat crusty IBM e-server (1.5GB RAM, 2.4GHz CPU) ntpd is running (started at run level 2) servers are defined:...
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Visual corruption affecting several panel applets

This happens occasionally, and I never know how to fix it without deleting the panel and adding a new one. Any help would be appreciated.

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