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Kernel Panic: line 61: can't open /scripts/functions

I'm facing a problem with all the kernels installed at my system (Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit). Installed kernel versions: 2.6.32-21 up to 2.6.35.23. The booting halted with the following error: init: .: ...
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Why is the Ubuntu One server side application proprietary?

NOTE: as of 02-04-14. Canonical has announced that they will be shutting down the ubuntu one service, and in the process, will make the server side application open source as well, as detailed in ...
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Why is the default wallpaper in jpg format, rather than a lossless format like png?

Is it just to save disk space? Or does it effect loading time/performance in some way? You'd think that you'd want the best quality possible image for something you'll be looking at throughout the day....
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How to boot to root shell when GRUB recovery menu fails to load a shell?

Can't seem to boot into root shell in recovery mode from GRUB. I try booting into recovery mode from the GRUB menu and don't ever get a shell, just log messages from the kernel bootup. Ctrl+Alt+F1-F12 ...
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Are there Karma thresholds on Launchpad for gaining access to certain features

I'm currently reviewing bus on Launchpad and the option to Triage them is greyed out for me. Is this because my Karma is not high enough (599 at time of writing) or is it because I'm not a part of the ...
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How to find out what device a file or folder is on?

Is it possible to query (using the command line) what device a particular file or folder is on? All files are on some sort of storage device (eg. /dev/sda1). These storage devices are mounted at a ...
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How do I get a Genius iLook 300 webcam to work?

please help me install webcam Genius iLook 300 v1.4 in ubuntu 10.04. lsusb show this: Bus 003 Device 002: ID 093a:2628 Pixart Imaging, Inc.
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Why are Last.fm's features unavailable to Banshee users who don't subscribe to the service?

Whenever I try to do anything other view my Last.fm profile in Banshee, I am confronted with the following message at the bottom of the inteface: Failed to tune into station: Stations are only ...
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Cannot log into chat

I have set up the chat and broadcast accounts: clicked on my user name on the panel and chose Chat accounts... and Broadcast accounts... Now when I log into my system I cannot choose my status. In ...
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W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release: [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix the GPG error “NO_PUBKEY” without terminal? After i run sudo aptitude update i get the below error: W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid ...
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update-manager doesn't request PW - just NOOPs

I upgraded to Maverick and now I never get the password dialog that 10.04 had for installing packages - it just NOOPs from the GUI. Ran update-manager with user privileges from terminal and no error ...
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How can I stop banshee from downloading podcasts as 'read only'

When Banshee downloads podcasts to the 'Podcasts' folder, it marks that folder as read only. This is a problem when I want to sync them to my Android smartphone and I am unable to listen to them ...
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Graphical editor for GSettings/dconf?

Is there an equivalent to gconf-editor for GSettings/dconf? I know that I can use gsettings set ... on the command line, but that's a bit inconvenient (especially with list types).
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How can I monitor the output of an already running program?

I am trying to figure out what is going on with pulseaudio on my computer because almost every 20 seconds of listening to a song it freezes. I've tried killall pulseaudio && pulseaudio to try ...
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Cron jobs show up in GNOME Scheduler but don't execute

I have configured Back In Time and MySQL Administrator to make a backup every day at 15:00. In order to be sure I have installed Gnome Scheduler to see whether these two applications are registered ...
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Unable to share a folder between Windows 7 and Ubuntu (running in VMWare)

I have installed vmware toolbox in Ubuntu (guest OS). I tried to share a location from the settings of the virtual machine. But when I click Ok, the following error in thrown in the host (Win 7) OS. ...
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Securing system admin account

As it is well known, it is recommended that the system administrator login to the system using a normal user (non-root). When the admin needs to do privileged tasks, sudo can be used to become ...
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Can I download Ubuntu 'Lite' - just the core?

As a bit of a personal project im wanting to create a very lightweight desktop environment with something like fluxbox. As a start point im wanting to use something like a lightweight version of ...
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Wireless (Broadcom) just stopped working after putting machine to sleep! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get Broadcom BCM 43XX Wireless card working Had the wireless working on my Dell Studio 15 for months now (Ubuntu 10.04 64bit, now 10.10 64bit). But I shut the lid this ...
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How can I create a cron command that will execute a command inside a detached screen?

I have created a screen, but can I now somehow execute a command that will run commands in the detached screen? I do not even know if this is possible, but if it is, it will probably be something ...
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Cloud server stuck on dpkg --configure -a

I have an amazon micro instance which runs one or two things for me. The config is minimal, it mainly acts as a host for a java application and couchdb. I tried to install curl today and got this ...
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How to change the icon for Network Monitor Applet?

I want to change my network monitor applet to this icon.Currently my network monitor applet has this icon .I am using ubuntu 10.04,how to do this?
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How do I uninstall Kubuntu and install Ubuntu?

I want to uninstall Kubuntu and install Ubuntu, but I want to completely clear former installation first. How do I do it most unharmfully?
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Why won't Samba let me delete a file

I'm not an expert at Linux--I'd say 6 on a scale of 1-10 I just set up Samba on my linux ubuntu server (no GUI, cli only). I created the smb account and connected from my mac and mounted my home ...
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Ubuntu start-up problem [closed]

Ubuntu is showing the following screen when i turned on my computer. Im using ubuntu 10.04.Just can't get any further.
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Facebook video is too choppy to watch

Using firefox and chrome on an Acer Aspire 5100 with an AMD Turion 64 MK36 processor with 2GB of RAM and an ATI Radeon Xpress 110 Graphics card. I had a problem viewing Vimeo and youtube that has now ...
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How can I restart pulseaudio without having to logout?

Sometimes the pulseaudio service stops and it doesn't restart itself when I open an audio file with banshee or totem. How I can make pulseaudio start again without having to logout?
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MySQL server Upstart script not working on boot

For some reason the Upstart script for the MySQL server isn't working when I boot my server, however it does work once the server has booted and I execute sudo start mysql manually. I'm running an ...
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Tools to diff deb-src packages between Ubuntu and Debian repos

I can already create duplicate repos with the same versions of debs and deb-src packages. The problem is that I want to find the Ubuntu changes from Debian mainline (not from original source). ...
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Choppy video playback with vimeo and youtube

I am using Maverick Meercat on an Acer Aspire 5100 with 2GB of RAM and an ATI Radeon Xpress 1100 graphics card. I can't watch any video at all on this computer. I use both Firefox and Chrome and they ...
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Start synergy on boot?

I use synergy. I would like to synergy to start as soon as I turn on my computer. How do I do that? To start synergy, the command is: synergys --config ~/.synergy.conf
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Saving deb files from repositories to a custom location for installing offline [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install software offline? I want to download and save some deb files, and preferably their dependencies, of certain apps, from the repositories (apt-get, aptitude) ...
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Where are the guidelines for the Software Center approval process for paid applications? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Paid apps in the Ubuntu Software Center On every post on Ubuntu Gamer, the first reaction of people is always When will this come to software center? Are there any ...
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Touchpad issues on HP Pavilion dm4 (can't right click)

Can anyone help me with my touchpad issues? I have a HP Pavilion dm4 and it has two areas on the bottom of the touchpad to designate right and left clicks. This mostly doesn't work on Ubuntu in the ...
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Where does fork() actually start?

I'm trying to learn UNIX programming and came across a question regarding fork(). I understand that fork() creates an identical process of the currently running process, but where does it start? For ...
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How to add or modify launchers to the compiz unity dock? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I edit/create new launcher items in Unity? I'm using the natty unity compiz plugin and and I can't find a way to add, rearrange or remove launchers on the dock.
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Is there a way to make Openbox behave like the Compiz Grid plugin?

I've been happily using Compiz with the Grid plugin on Ubuntu 10.04 on my Mini Inspiron netbook. However, due to battery life issues, I'm considering downgrading to a lighter Ubuntu derivative, and ...
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FGLRX driver performance with compiz

I recently turned on compositing in my laptop using the following command: gconftool-2 -s --type bool /apps/metacity/general/compositing_manager true Performance seems to be same after that except ...
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Trash works on NTFS when mounted by Nautilus, but not when automounted via /etc/fstab

I have 2 "data" drives. One is ntfs, the other is ext4. The Trash works for both drives when I allow Nautilus to handle the mount. I've opted to auto-mount them via entries in /etc/fstab, but ...
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Using locate to find a directory

I use locate all the time to find files that I know the name of, locate is very fast and I love that. For recently created files find is great, normally with recently created files I know where ...
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I can't open up URL's in Hotot

When i click on any link an error message pops up saying "The specified location is not supported". I'm using Lubuntu and hotot version 0.9.5.
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Dual Boot on dual hard drive set up

I currently have Ubuntu and windows 7 on identical but separate hard drives. I wanted to use a NTFS partition on Ubuntu drive to allow file sharing between to two OS's but when I formatted that ...
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Trouble shooting internet connection problems?

Just installed a wireless USB driver using ndiswrapper. The icon and menu options "says" I'm connected; meaning that I'm able to disconnect, connect, etc., but Firefox is not connecting to the ...
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How do I record sound on a Thinkpad Edge 11?

I Cannot record sound - so neither empathy nor any SIP software works. I am updateing it regularly. I am 100% sure that this is a driver problem - I installed Fedora and had same problem with sound. ...
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Dell Inspiron n5010 Brightness Issue

I have recently installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my Dell Inspiron n5010 but screen brightness is not working, there is no effect of pressing fn+brightness keys. Is there anyway to fix it?
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Upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10

I have installed 10.04 in june 2010 and last time while updating I messed up with my graphics driver. I am not able to apply the extra visual effects and also yet I am unable to find out driver for ...
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Command to quit[cleanly] GUI applications from a tty?

While running alpha/beta Ubuntu, I have often had problems where X freezes and I would have to restart X. During this freeze, I'm able to switch to a tty and shutdown the programs. I either use top ...
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Opening CD-ROM with bash code

I have copied this bunch of code from one funny video clip about How does a programmer swing his baby. The code is following: #!/bin/bash while [ l=l ] do #eject cdrom eject #pull cdrom ...
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Automatic backup with Back in Time?

I have installed Back In Time Backup Application and configured to backup one important folder every day into another folder. Question. Does it perform backup operation only when the application is ...
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Is it possible to get drivers for HP LaserJet 1200?

I know about ndiswrapper for Windows network drivers. Is there anything like that for Windows printer related drivers? (Or a "universal" driver for Ubuntu by HP?)

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