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What is the right way to connect to Reliance Netconnect+ and share the connection via Wireless? [closed]

Thanks for this great initiative. I have a reliance netconnect datacard (in India) which I am trying to setup in Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid). I have tried it with the Network manager to create a new ...
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1answer
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Can I use two USB gamepads to play games in FCE Ultra?

I want to buy a couple USB game pads to use with NES emulator FCE Ultra. What I can't find out, is if I have two game pads connected, will FCEU differentiate between them? i.e. map each game pad to ...
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4answers
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How to set up Ubuntu as wireless accesspoint?

How can I set up my WiFi to be used as wireless access point on Ubuntu Server? I have a local Ubuntu Server, it has a wireless card in it (802.11a/b/g/n) and I really want to set it up as an 802.11n ...
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2answers
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How to get Eclipse plugins working with Software Center based installation

I installed Eclipse from the Software Center. Then I installed a "Aptana" plugin by using: Help -> Install -> New Software. The plugin installed and Eclipse restarted, but I can't see any of the ...
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0answers
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Installing only ruby 1.9 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set up Ruby on Rails? It seems that if I do an "sudo apt-get install ruby-full build-essential" the Ruby is installed with version 1.8. How can I install only ...
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9answers
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How can I install Ubuntu without removing Windows?

I need my pre-installed version of Windows 7 (or any other version of Windows), how could I install Ubuntu without erasing it?
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1answer
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Send OSD notification messages to all systems on a network

What I'm trying to do is send caller ID (CID) information from a system running Asterisk+FreePBX to all (3) MythTV frontend systems on my network. I'd like the CID information to pop-up over top of ...
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0answers
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What is the root password in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to know my root password? I am trying to make Java and wireless access available to all the users and it asks for authentication, but my admin account's password doesn't ...
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6answers
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How to empty swap if there is free RAM?

When I open a RAM-intensive app (VirtualBox set at 2GB of RAM), some swap space is generally used, depending on what else I have open at the time. However, when I quit that last application, the 2GB ...
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8answers
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How can I tell what date Ubuntu was installed?

is there a command which will output the date that ubuntu (or any distribution) was installed?
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2answers
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How come Power Manager Settings does not work when computer is under virtual console?

I was wondering why power events does not work as expected when I'm using virtual console (or whatever the thing that appears after Ctrl-Alt-F1 is called). I've set my laptop to go to sleep when lid ...
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6answers
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What is the simplest Debian Packaging Guide?

I went to the Ubuntu wiki but got confused,there were too many ways. Please tell me an easy guide to Debian packaging.
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1answer
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Installed Ubuntu-Tweak but there's no icon

I installed Ubuntu Tweak, but I don't see an icon. Am I supposed to have a Tweak icon somewhere?
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5answers
92k views

How is Ubuntu different from Debian?

Ubuntu is a derivative of Debian. It uses the same package format. In what ways is Ubuntu different from Debian?
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4answers
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How to get a dual boot USB drive to work in Vista [closed]

Hey I managed with the help of a friend to get 10.04 onto a 2TB WD USB drive for dual boot but it doesn't want to work on my Vista loaded laptop. Is there a fix? i don't have the choice of erasing ...
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5answers
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Flash doesn't work right in Firefox. Won't respond to certain clicks [closed]

I installed the Flash plugin in Firefox, and certain sites don't do what they should because certain things don't know they are being clicked on. Anything I can do about this? Will another plugin work ...
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1answer
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Problems installing Ubuntu Tweak

I'm new to Ubuntu and loving it already. I installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and want to download and install Ubuntu Tweak. I followed the following process: system>administrator>synaptic package manager......
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3answers
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Automatically copy podcasts onto ipod [closed]

I'd like to be able to plug my 5th gen iPod nano into my Ubuntu 10.04 box and have it sync podcasts. I'd like newly downloaded podcasts to be copied onto the iPod, and played podcasts to be removed ...
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0answers
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What is the converse of add-apt-repository? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can PPAs be removed after they have been added with the add-apt-repository command? You can a new PPA repository with add-apt-repository. How do you remove an added ...
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1answer
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How to upload package with dependencies to my PPA?

I made a package for my PPA and uploaded it. It built without any problems. Then I made another package that depended on the first and uploaded it. It failed because it couldn't find the files in the ...
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3answers
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Unity launcher — is it available as a separate package?

Is the launcher (side dock) found in Unity available as a stand-alone package that can be added to other desktops? (like xfce) If so, what's the package name? and is it available for 10.04 or only 10....
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2answers
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Zune + Ubuntu, What are my options?

I have a Zune HD (don't ask). Is there any alternative to using this in Ubuntu besides creating a virtual Windows environment (in say Virtual Box or VMWare) and running the Zune software there?
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7answers
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How do you change your screen's color temperature?

How do I go about changing my laptop's display's color temperature? And I don't mean through something like the Red, Green, Blue sliders in the NVIDIA config menu. I'm talking about like adjusting in ...
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4answers
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Software to sync an iPod that auto converts audio and video to correct format?

Does any software exists that actually convert audio to be fonctionnal on my iPod (ex : .ogg to .mp3) and convert videos to a format working on an iPod?
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2answers
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How do I see my mobile contacts in Empathy?

In Pidgin and most other clients for instant messaging I've used, when my contact is logged in from a mobile phone, the client shows an icon by their name so I can differentiate between these buddies ...
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1answer
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Why can't I click on things (software-related issue)? [closed]

After installing both Gmameui and the Sugar desktop session package I was not able to click on anything inside applications. I can close, minimize, and maximize windows and use the panel and desktop ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu Server samba running as root?

I recently installed Ubuntu Server 10.04. I selected samba file server from the install menu and everything works fine. The problem is, the samba daemon is running as root which has me a little ...
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2answers
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How to install relink wireless driver for LG X130 nebook

how to install relink wireless driver for LG X130 netbook in Ubuntu 10.04
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4answers
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How can I have multiple terminal sessions through one single SSH connection?

I have an Ubuntu server edition running and I can SSH into it to perform various tasks. What I'd like is the ability to SSH into my server kick off a server application and then switch to another "...
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6answers
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A fresh install and clean up?

I started with Ubuntu around 3 years ago and have been a dedicated user ever since. During that time I tried out lots of apps, themes, etc. And, I've updated every version as it has come along so now ...
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1answer
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Where can I find SVG sources of the Ubuntu icons?

I'm trying to make some modifications to the default Ubuntu iconset (mimetypes and some application icons) But can't seem to find the svg for these files - are SVG versions of these available? If so ...
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5answers
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How do I configure WiFi to log in to WPA at boot time, regardless of user being logged in?

How do I set a system wide wireless WPA password that starts at boot time, allowing me to SSH in to the machine from outside, for example? I'm running mythbuntu. Until I log in, WiFi doesn't connect, ...
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8answers
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When will Ubuntu One for Windows be released? [closed]

I wanted to know when will the Windows version of Ubuntu one be available? Does anyone have any information about it?
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2answers
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How do I get the microphone on a Sony Vaio cs33g working? [closed]

my sony vaio cs33g microphone is working on windows7 but it does not work on Ubuntu, any suggestions ?
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Does anyone have a solution to 10.04 LTS not recognizing blank CD/DVDs? [closed]

After I upgraded to the latest version, and I'm fully up to date, I can no longer burn CDs or DVDs, the OS simply will not recognize any blank media. Has anyone else been experiencing this and if so ...
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3answers
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Sound applet has dissappeared

I recently removed and reinstalled pulseaudio and now I can't get my sound applet back on my panel. Any ideas how to get it back?
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2answers
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Conky configuration woes

I am having trouble setting up conky to display my google calendar or a basic todo list and various system stats mainly memory and processors activity. I would appreciate the steps to set this up. ...
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5answers
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How to set up Ubuntu Server as a NAS?

I am looking to set up Ubuntu Server as a headless NAS for my home. I would like to have file storage there, as well as a central hub for my MP3s and pictures. What are the best packages out there to ...
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2answers
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Unable to update thunderbird

I recently installed Thunderbird 3.1 from some source that wasn't the ubuntu repos. I can't remember right now where I got it from (I think it was packaged as a deb), but I'm having a problem when it ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to link a VPN (tun0) adapter to a fake physical (ethX) adapter?

Is there a way to link a VPN (tun0) adapter to a fake physical (let's say ethX) adapter?
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add default route on boot [closed]

I'm trying to add a default route on my ppp0 connection, I want the default route points to that connection. I tried to add it in /etc/rc.local but I don't think that is the right place to do so. I ...
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What are some useful keyboard shortcuts? [closed]

I would like to learn some useful keyboard shortcuts. I have become a ninja of keyboard shortcuts in Windows. Any must-have tips for Ubuntu? Feel free to include Ubuntu defaults or custom ones you ...
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8answers
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What's the meaning of version numbering of Ubuntu?

What's the meaning of the numbering for different versions? Do they signify something?
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9answers
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What's the advantage of using Ubuntu One vs. other services like Dropbox?

What features does Ubuntu One provide that others services do not have? Can I use Ubuntu One only on Ubuntu machines? What about sharing data/folders with others who do not have Ubuntu One?
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12answers
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How do I determine the total size of a directory (folder) from the command line?

Is there a simple command to display the total aggregate size (disk usage) of all files in a directory (folder)? I have tried these, and they don't do what I want: ls -l, which only displays the ...
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6answers
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How to restart X Window Server from command line?

How can I restart X Window Server from the command line? I'd really like to be able to restart my GUI without having to do a full system reboot.
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1answer
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How to sync iDevices on Pre Ubuntu 10.04?

Is there any way to sync iDevices on Karmic,Jaunty and Hardy?
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1answer
7k views

Is there a directory of Wine compatible software?

Is there a website that lists software that runs well, or not well, under Wine?
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4answers
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How can I install Ubuntu without CD?

My CD drive is broken,so I can't install Ubuntu from a CD. Are there any workarounds for that?
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How to create clickable notifications using pynotify?

Is it possible to show notifications displayed in right top (like these about being connected to a wifi), that can be clicked? Right now I can either create a notification, that can't be clicked or ...

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