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Questions tagged [18.10]

Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) was released on 18 October 2018 and is supported till July 2019.

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Ubuntu 18.10 slow boot after upgrading from 18.04 LTS

I have updated from 18.04 LTS to 18.10 and when booting, Ubuntu freezes nearly 30 second. It opens total like 2 minutes. I have tried nearly everything but I didnt find a solution. I looked apport.log ...
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How to get wallpaper file name if using dynamic wallpapers?

I have a hundreds of images in some folder and use xmlback script to generate background.xml file and set it as a wallpaper. So, now: $ gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri 'file://...
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Nautilus - Connect to Server (nfs)

I can't connect to NFS share using nautilus "Connect to server" in "Other Location". "Connect" button seems to be disabled. Didn't find any logs related to this. Already tried apt install gvfs-...
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Mono broken after attempt to upgrade, unable to use apt

I have had mono-complete and mono-devel installed on my Ubuntu Server 18.10 for a couple months now to run some applications that depend on it. I am using Mono 5.18.0.225. Prior to things breaking, I ...
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(New User) I've got a problem in my Ubuntu after formatting

I was very happy user in Ubuntu but when this problem came I detected that VirtualBox was the problem, I tried so hard to fix it but I couldn't, So I formatted my system and installed Ubuntu once ...
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Google Cloud SDK causing numerous problems, how to fully/properly uninstall?

I'm using Ubuntu 18.10 on my HP Pavilion 15-AU003TX laptop. Few months ago, I had installed (not using apt) Google Cloud SDK for some reason which I dont remember, and I didn't end up using it pretty ...
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Integrated graphics only on NVidia Optimus on X1 Extreme

I have a new Thinkpad X1 Extreme which includes NVidia Optimus. For my Linux work, I don't want to use the NVidia card at all, and only use the Intel integrated graphics. When I try to boot the ...
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Recent suspend problem on Envy x360

I'm running 18.10 on an Envy x360 and sometime in the last week or so it's intermittently failing to sleep/suspend after I close the lid. It works sometimes but it's either usage or just time that ...
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Xubuntu 18.10 - Taskbar does not fit screen and “system detected a problem” window on startup

Taskbar.(image does not contain the prompt) I have installed xubuntu 18.10 today and setup all of my stuff as i did with xubuntu 18.04 . I don't even know what thing that i did caused this issue. All ...
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ubuntu 18.10 issue finger print issue

I am using ubuntu 18.10 and my laptop is Lenovo Thinkpad E480. I want to use the fingerprint scanner given in my laptop for login. But ubuntu setting/user does not show this option I also tried ...
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Too much padding around text Intellij Idea on ubuntu 18.10

Too much padding around the text of Intellij idea IDE. How to turn off padding around the text.
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Ethernet not detected Ubuntu 18.10

I am new to Linux and have been stuck on a problem for about a day. I have a dual-boot PC with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.10 and the Ethernet connection works fine on windows but for some reason Ubuntu ...
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Dell Precision 5530 suspend problem and other problems w/ 18.10

I just bought a Dell Precision 5530 with a Xeon(R) E-2176M, Quadro P2000, 16GB, 4K Touchscreen and 256gb SSD. It came with Ubuntu 16.04 installed, but it wasn't really stable so I installed Ubuntu 18....
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Dolphin not working in Ubuntu 18.10

Dolphin is not working and showing any files. Its a fresh install. I tried installing through both the software store and terminal but unfortunately the result is same.
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System lag after Ubuntu update - how to troubleshoot & revert back?

I just updated my Lenovo X1 Yoga 3rd gen running on Ubuntu 18.10. The machine has been running great, that is until today after the update. It is extremely slow. I am wondering how to troubleshoot ...
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(Dual Boot) Ubuntu install ignores grub settings

I have two GPT SSDs, from which I intend dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.10. Windows is installed first: 970 Pro(NVME) with Windows 10 MX500(SATA) where I want to install Ubuntu 18.10 When ...
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ThinkPad battery recalibration having no effect

ThinkPad T420s, Ubuntu 18.10. Running TLP. If I run the battery as long as it can last, it goes at least two hours. Yet, Ubuntu (and "Power Statistics" app) think the battery can only last about ten ...
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Internal WiFi card not working on Ubuntu 18.10

I have an HP Notebook 15-rb001ne laptop with Realtek RTL8723BE internal WiFi card and I have installed Ubuntu 18.10 on the laptop and I can say that everything looks good and the system is working ...
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Customize file search done with activities/super key

I would like the file search via activities/super key to have richer features, for example show last searched file first, as done in http://www.launchy.net/ underline the search text, as done in ...
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How to install adblock software via terminal

Is it possible to install AdBlock Plus, uBlock or something equivalent via terminal? I am using Ubuntu 18.10 and want to install adblocking extension for Firefox 64. I could easily do that by ...
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18.10, Triple monitor, 2 gpu, 1 screen scrambled

I've recently updated to 18.10. I have a 3 monitor setup. 2 run off of a gtx580 and one off of a gtx710. The two on the 580 are fine but the one on the 710 is scrambled. The setup worked perfectly ...
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Ubuntu Loads Normally, but Graphical Apps all Segfault (kern.log included)

Ubuntu Cosmic, Gnome Shell. Not sure if it matters, but I was working on setting a cursor theme and playing around with the /usr/share/icons/default before this. Anyway, my desktop with Gnome Shell ...
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Why does System Settings in 18.10 using Unity show 18.04?

After upgrading to 18.10 I noticed that the details in my System Settings still said 18.04. After noticing that I checked with lsb_release -a The output looks like this: No LSB modules are available. ...
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Gnome3 .desktop app-launcher directory hierachy Explaination

I'd like to rename the gnome shell program name/identifier of an installed program, but I couldn't find the location of it's .desktop file, which contains the specifications of these shortcuts/symbols....
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Most of my files are being copied to the root of my home directory

The /home directory is on a 500GB SSD, with Documents, Pictures, etc. (currently residing on the 4TB HDD) symlinked to my /home. For some reason, right after I logged in, the files have been moved to ...
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Trackpad sensitivity in ubuntu is awful

I can't speak for Windows, but compared to both MacOS and Chrome OS, the touchpad sensitivity is terrible. The touchpad speed setting only gets you so far. In 18.10 I'm constantly spending extra time ...
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Mongo - Failed to set up listener: socketexception: cannot assign requested address

So mongodb worked on my ubuntu device, then I reinstalled Apache2 and installed mysql/php and some other minor tools and Mongo stopped working. When I would type mongo: Error: couldn't connect to ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 (not new install) snap applications load but don't open

Applications like phpstorm, skype, slack etc won't open. Even system monitor, calculator etc don't open as well. I can open terminal, browsers, software & updates. How to fix this? Tried rebooting ...
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18.10 booting black screen and white underscore freeze

When I boot up all I see is black screen with white underscore blinking. This is not fresh install since i have been using it for over 2months with no problems. I use 3 monitors if that may cause any ...
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Dependency errors for avro on Ubuntu 18.10, “Temporary failure resolving” for sudo apt update [duplicate]

In 18.10, When I try to install some packges it shows Some files can not be fetched and for solving this when I try to install synaptic with terminal sudo apt-get install synaptic it returns avro : ...
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Ubuntu 18.10: No Wi-Fi

I installed the OS on my 2nd computer. I plugged in my USB Wi-Fi adapter, Ubuntu recognized it, but when I tried to connect to my home network - this error message popped up: Thanks for helping!
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Hotel Wifi problem on Ubuntu 18.10

On Dell Latitude I run Ubuntu 18.10. Originally the wifi symbol had a question mark which I got rid of by switching off connectivity check in privacy settings. This didn't fix the problem. Network ...
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colord errors in /var/log/syslog in 18.10

I'm seeing a lot of repetitive colord errors in /var/log/syslog. I've reinstalled colord and colord-data with no help. Anybody have any ideas on how to cure this? $ systemctl status colord ● colord....
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How to migrate existing ext4 partitions to another drive with encrypted partitions

So i have an SSD with the following partitions: 1. fat32 - /boot/efi - 190MB boot,esp 2. ext4 / 65.19 GB 3. linux-swap 1.40Gb 4. ext4 /home 398.98 Gb I bought a new SSD and would like to clone ...
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“ImportError: cannot import name PathCompleter” when running PtPython

I wanted to use ptipython to run a web driver. So I first installed iPython using pip install ipython, and ptipython in the same way. I had some problems with prompt-toolkit versions, but somehow I ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 problems with suspending and resuming

I have a X240 with ubuntu 18.10 installed. When I suspend the lapop by closing the lid, the mouse will sometimes become unresponsive when I resume. Other times, just the 2-finger-scrolling stops ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 - cannot disable on-screen keyboard on touch screen laptop

This keyboard is super broken and pushes/pulls my windows off the screen every time it appears, which is every time I'm in a text input box. There has to be a way to disable this system-breaking ...
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Touchscreen multitouch works in XWayland but not Xorg

I have a Thinkpad X1 Tablet running Ubuntu 18.10. Using two fingers to scroll, zoom around, etc works great (in e.g. Chromium) when running under XWayland, but only a single touch point seems to be ...
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ubuntu.css missing in Ubuntu 18.10

To install theme for login screen I need to change /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/ubuntu.css. But it is not there. What is the alternative for that file in Ubuntu 18.10?
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Alt key caught by ubuntu, can't use intellij keybindings (and want to key the bindings I know)

I wonder if you can help. I recently upgraded to 18.10 and with that I can't use the keybindings I am used to. I fixed some other issues with dconf-editor and the Keyboard menu on settings but I can'...
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startx (xinit) not working

So I am installing Ubuntu Server (18.10) in a VirtualBox VM and it's working, except that I can't get startx to work. I'd like to have i3wm, because it good for multitasking and it's light. The ...
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How to recreate /var/lib/dpkg/status?

When I run sudo apt update in Ubuntu 18.10 I get this error message: E: flAbsPath on /var/lib/dpkg/status failed - realpath (2: No such file or directory) E: Could not open file - open (2: No such ...
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Systemd broken after upgrade 18.04 -> 18.10

I tried to upgrade from 18.04 to 18.10 but the upgrade failed half way because of unmet dependencies. It's specifically: python3-apt, apt-xapian-index, python3-newt:amd64, systemd, python3-gdbm:amd64, ...
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Given a MAC address, can I determine what device it is through QTerminal?

The home router webpage lists connected MAC addresses. Is there a way to determine what the device is (e.g. iPad, PS3, Nintendo Switch, Windows laptop) and info about it (e.g. name input by its user) ...
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Ubuntu Support for ASUS Vivobook S14 [duplicate]

I have recently purchased my new laptop ASUS Vivobbok S14. i7, 8gb, 512gb version which comes with windows 10 pre installed. I am willing to install ubuntu 18 on this machine. Is there a support for ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 High CPU from last update

My Ubuntu 18.10 is going slow from last update. Especially browsers (chromium and firefox) are going too slow. Best regards,
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In IntelliJ from snap I can't select openJDK 11 from apt-get

I am using Ubuntu 18.10 64 bit. I have installed IntelliJ IDEA 2018.3.1 via snap. I have installed openJDK 11.0.1 with apt-get. I now want to set openJDK as the SDK for IntelliJ. However when I ...
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How can I limit page cache/buffer size

My problem is this: My laptop has a relatively slow disk subsystem (amd I'm not going to buy a better one) and I backup my system using rsync which works well for me. However, during the backup ...
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Free space created for installation of Ubuntu 'unusable'

System Configuration: Ubuntu - 18.10 Boot Mode - Legacy The bootable USB was created using rufus. I freed up 200 GB for the installation. When I select 'something else' the freed space shows up as ...
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Increase the size of address bar and tabs bar in Google Chrome: screen res. 1920×1080, 15" LCD screen

System: Ubuntu 18.10 with screen resolution 1920 × 1080 (16:9) on a 15" LCD screen. My address bar and tabs bar of Google Chrome (Version 71.0.3578.98 (Official Build) (64-bit) with GTK+ theme) look ...