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Whered you recommend to purchase Ubuntu DVD?

On the official Ubuntu shop link doesn't work, the other stores sites can't be loaded. And on Amazon disks look suspicious. Does Canonical produce them? Still? If so where you'd buy them?
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Adjust mousepointer in Firefox Flatpak

How do I get the same mousepointer in Firefox (Flatpak) as in my Kubuntu 20.04.2 OS. The one in Firefox (Flatpak) is a little black pointer, while in Firefox (Canonical) it is the same as in my OS. (...
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CVE-2021-4034 vulnerability report from Landscape [duplicate]

I have a question regarding this CVE. Why this vulnerability is not listed in Landscape when exporting report by CVE ? https://github.com/mebeim/CVE-2021-4034 enter image description here
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Why is il3-fw2.canonical.com Pinging a server? / Security Concern

Presently, we have a number of Ubuntu 20.04 servers set up with unattended-updates, restricted just to security updates. I'm aware this generates a log, and checking said log does show that about ...
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Why are some packages made by Canonical in the universe? [duplicate]

If I understand correctly, the main repository is for open-source packages made by Canonical and supported by Canonical and the universe repository is for open-source software made by the Ubuntu ...
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Are old package versions removed from their Ubuntu apt package repositories just because they're old?

Note: this question can apply to any version. I just chose an end-of-life (and therefore in the past) one in the example to avoid "one can't predict the future"-type answers. The example, to ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.03 Livepatch issue

I am experiencing issues with Livepatch and I am getting this error: Canonical Livepatch has experienced an internal error. Please refer to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/Livepatch#CommonIssues for ...
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No longer able to boot

My computer runs Ubuntu and no longer boots. I’ve attached the log from boot-repair But don’t know how to fix the problem: boot-repair-4ppa130 [...
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Is there a security changelog for Canonical snap packages?

Lets take CVE-2021-3448 as an example. It's easy to see when the deb package got the backported fix, and what package is installed on the server. But the same package in a snap: /snap/lxd/21468/bin/...
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What does "LMA" stand for?

After recent issues with an Ubuntu VM I looked into support options where Canonical states: Security and support for open source database, LMA, server and cloud-native apps I usually know my IT ...
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Ubuntu PXE Setup On Virtual VM hosted in Virtual Box

I am trying to install a PXE setup in Oracle VM manager VM in ubuntu 20.4 Focal, but am facing two issues generally: The Copy Paste does not work in Ubuntu, so I'm unable to copy the yaml file Unable ...
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Would Canonical consider adding smartctl and gsmartcontrol to "try ubuntu"?

In other distributions (names redacted to protect the guilty) the S.M.A.R.T tools are included in so-called recovery images. Most of the tools useful to deal with hard disk problems are already in ...
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Hardware certification

I bought a new laptop Dell - Latitude - 9410 2 in 1 with Windows 10. I want to install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS wich is my main OS. I will use the two OS with a dual boot. But I saw that this laptop is not ...
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Is Ubuntu Server 18.04 supported on HP ProLiant DL 360p Gen 8

I'm thinking of purchasing an HP ProLiant DL 360p Gen 8 to run an EVE-NG lab. However I'm unsure if the HP ProLiant DL 360p Gen 8 can run the required OS: Ubuntu Server 18.04. The Ubuntu certified ...
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Does the Ubuntu Newsletter still get sent over email?

I've signed up for the Ubuntu Newsletter (via the downloads page) several times (one of them I think being two years ago), and have never received one. I thought maybe they just didn't exist anymore, ...
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How to replace MicroStack external network (10.20.20.0/24) to our own LAN IP subnet (192.168.0.0/24)

I've deployed MicroStack as per guideline and by default all the IP (dashboard horizon, url api, etc) is using external network 10.20.20.0/24 and the interface br-ex is using 10.20.20.1. The ...
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Can't enable Canonical Livepatch on Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS

After getting token from here and trying to enable livepatch: sudo canonical-livepatch enable XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX I get the following error message: 2020/08/31 17:19:57 error executing enable: cannot ...
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darkbowser.canonical.com downloads lot of data in background

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 and while working I saw that a lot of data was being consumed by my machine in the background. I ran iftop on my terminal and saw that a lot of data was being consumed by ...
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Persistent LivePatch internal error

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04. LivePatch informs me: Canonical Livepatch has experienced an internal error. Please refer to Kernel/Livepatch - Ubuntu Wiki for further information. As per instructions I ...
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(Where) are official deprecation timelines published?

I was wondering when nftables will become Canonical-supported in Ubuntu LTS, or how much longer the iptables tool chain is going to remain Canonical-supported, assuming such change happens in some ...
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Replace Canonical’s Firefox with Mozilla’s one on Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

I am not comfortable with the idea how Canonical implements it’s name in all DuckDuckGo search queries in Ubuntu. Maybe it’s not a huge privacy issue but I just don’t like such practices happening ...
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Official Snap store app problem

I just installed official snap store app from Canonical. (Until now I managed snaps via terminal.) When I selected the "Installed" tab and click on an item which has updates, it shows the "Update" ...
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ubuntu 16.04 desktop i386 support on repositories, final date

The support for Ubuntu 16.04 will end at End Of Life date? I don't have clear the concept. How does this work?
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Canonical Live Patch Service : Response from server not easy

I install last year "Canonical Live Patch Service", seem to work perfectly... Today I just go to check if all is good and I have this answer : root@vps187984494:~# canonical-livepatch status client-...
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Why doesn't gnome-software show available software? [duplicate]

Why doesn't gnome-software show all available software from my repositories? In other words, is gnome-software restricted in some way by Canonical from listing all available software packages? If so, ...
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Do all Ubuntu users get the same patches as Ubuntu Advantage users?

Does Ubuntu provide the same patches to normal users as it does to Canonical Advantage users, or is it like Red Hat where if you pay for support you get patches faster?
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How are the packages from the official repo protected against malicious developer's changes? [duplicate]

Suppose that the sole developer of a niche open source project available from an official Ubuntu repository gets to sneak a malicious commit into their project, making the otherwise useful program act ...
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Is there a list of software vendors that Ubuntu makes use of?

This is not a technical question, but I hope it's relevant enough to be worthy of an answer. I'm doing some research about Ubuntu for a project at my university. I am curious to see if there is a ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu on Lenovo T470, kernel error for i686 [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 on a Lenovo T470. It currently has Windows 10. In System Properties it shows Windows 10, 64-bit OS, x64 processor. When I try to install Ubuntu from pen drive ...
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What are the specifics of 18.04's ten year support?

Apparently Shuttleworth announced at the OpenStack Summit that Ubuntu 18.04 will have ten years of support (originally cited ZDnet article). But neither the Ubuntu website nor the Ubuntu wiki have ...
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Is ZFS on Ubuntu 18.04 root supported?

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 with a root filesystem on ZFS without any problems but have discovered this page from the Ubuntu Wiki which states ZFS on root is not supported: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/...
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Removed canonical partners repository [duplicate]

I have removed the canonical partners repository from other software in software & updates, so what can i do to get it back.
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What is the name of the person who replaced Mark Shuttleworth as CEO of Canonical in 2009? [closed]

What is the name of the person who replaced Mark Shuttleworth as CEO of Canonical (the main developer of Ubuntu) in 2009?
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What software is in the Canonical Partners repository? [duplicate]

I'd please like to know what software (or see the list) is in that repository. I enabled it and of course let the system update the package list.. but I can't seem to find both Chrome nor Skype after ...
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What data are transmitted to Canonical for livepatch?

I just upgraded to 18.04 and wanted to try out livepatch. After reading the Livepatch Terms of Service web page (https://www.ubuntu.com/legal/terms-and-policies/livepatch-terms-of-service) I wondered ...
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Where to complain about applicaton in Software Center?

Recently I tried applicaton Qstamina-snap. And when I opened it there another window appear with advertising and I can't use application itself, when I close ad then app close too. And I'm not sure if ...
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How does Canonical choose Linux kernel version for Ubuntu?

I have Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS and the Linux kernel version is 4.13.0-39. But in The Linux Kernel Archives I can't find version 4.13. Edit 1: How do they choose what Linux kernel version to put in the ...
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How to Opt Out of System Information Reports

During installation of Ubuntu 18.04, after the runtime environment is enabled, and during the first login, a question pops up asking whether you want to Help Improve Ubuntu. (Screenshot is from the ...
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Will ESM also become available for14.04 and later LTS releases? (Covers 2022)

ESM is available for 12.04, which enables Ubuntu Advantage customers to keep receiving kernel updates and updates for many user space packages. In our case it's very important to know if we'll be able ...
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Does canonical+6wind vswitch support vlan transparent?

We are planning to migrate to canonical openstack with 6wind vswitch. Does anyone know this platform support vlan transparency?
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conjure up error while installation cannot retrieve charm

I am deploying ubuntu openstack. in conjure-up after initialization and deployment of nodes Os, conjure up crashes with this error: cannot retrieve charm "cs:openstack-dashboard-252": cannot get ...
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Meaning of "t=canonical" in Firefox URL after search? [duplicate]

When I enter a search term in the firefox address bar, I noticed that "t=canonical" is always inserted in the URL where the search results are displayed. What exactly does this do? Does it have any ...
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Snappy vs Apt packages on Ubuntu 18.04 [closed]

This is a highly speculative question concerning the future of Snaps on the upcoming Ubuntu 18.04; I'm hoping to get some insights/thoughts from the community/developers on the topic. So far it ...
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About Canonical dropping Unity [duplicate]

Canonical has dropped Unity, and has decided to switch to GNOME Shell for the future releases. Since Ubuntu 16.04 is an LTS release, does this mean that the LTS users won't receive any updates/fixes ...
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How do you donate money to Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I've been using Ubuntu for months now and I will like to make a donation of $20.00 (its worth $200.00) Seriously, I checked out the website, and couldn’t find anywhere to donate. How can I make a ...
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Telemetry: Is there some statistics about Ubuntu desktop usage provided by Canonical?

Maybe they don't share real values (like, there is X number of Ubuntu installations used daily) but at least % ones? I'm interested about the repartition of the versions used (for example, there is 8%...
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Rotating screen with Nvidia driver impossible. Why?

Using the proprietary NVIDIA driver (384.59), I can't rotate a screen. It works with the Intel drivers for the integrated graphics instead the Optimus/Prime. The control panel only offers the rotation ...
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Does SECURE BOOT need to be disabled on the Nexus 5 before I can install UBPort's Ubuntu Phone Image? [closed]

Does SECURE BOOT need to be disabled on the Nexus 5 before I can install UBPort's Ubuntu Phone image? I thought I read something about Ubuntu/Canonical having a Secure Boot certificate, but I am not ...
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Can I use `netstat` to find adware, spyware, malware or ransomware?

First off I ran netstat -a to list all but it's 1,000 lines of 80+ chars / line and won't fit into a question. So I narrowed it down to netstat -l -e to list connections that are "listening" to my ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 cannot locate Skype after enabling Canonical Partners in Software & Update

I am experiencing this problem for the first time with Ubuntu 16.04, after a fresh installation. Skype cannot be located after enabling Canonical Partners both in Software & Update, or by command ...
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