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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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What is the “recovery” option in the grub menu?

I have a Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7 dual boot system. On boot, the grub menu appears. I see "Windows 7" and the normal "Ubuntu 10.04" but there's also a "Ubuntu 10.04 (Recovery)". What is the ...
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How to setup a wireless connection with an Eee PC 1005? [closed]

How to setup wireless in ubuntu 10.04 netbook edition in EEpc 1005? Do I need to install some drivers and how? PS I am running ubuntu dual boot with XP (in XP have wireless Internet)
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How can I make shutdown not require admin password?

If more than one person is logged in on my computer, Ubuntu requires super user authentication when shutting down the computer. How can I make it so that any user can shutdown the computer without ...
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When will GTK improvements land in Maverick?

I want to see CSD(Client Side Decorations),Windicators and RGBA.
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Execute script before shutting down

When I shut down my computer I want to show some pending tasks that I have to do before leaving the office... I did a local application to manage those tasks, basically I just want to run a command, ...
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1answer
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vmware/virtualbox 3d acceleration

Can Ubuntu guests get 3d acceleration in vmware / virtual-box? I just want to enable desktop effects under virtualization, not 3D games.
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How to easily resize images via command-line?

I would like to know how to resize images in Ubuntu. What is the easiest tool to do so?
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How to set the terminal to open maximized

I want to tell compiz, metacity, the gnome-terminal or whoever is in charge to open the terminal window maximized by default. How can I do that? EDIT for the future: most of the answers were upvoted ...
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When installing user applications, where do “best practices” suggest they be located?

Occasionally I install applications manually, rather than using apt or another package manager. What location (/usr/, /usr/local/, /opt/, /home/, etc.) is suggested by "best practices" for the ...
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Is Ubuntu based on Debian unstable or Debian testing?

which of the two it is?
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Is there an alternative to Adobe AfterEffects? [duplicate]

Is there a After Effects like software for Ubuntu (or for free) Adobe After Effects is a compositing, compositional and post-production video tool. If you think about green-screening, those cool ...
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How can I uninstall software?

Seeing there are various ways to install on Ubuntu. What are the various ways to uninstall items? Which ways always work? How can I be sure something was uninstalled?
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How can I stop `gnome-screensaver` from resetting my keyboard to its default layout?

I use xmodmap to alter my keyboard layout during session startup. However, each time the GNOME screensaver/lock screen is activated, it resets the keyboard to its default layout, and I have to run ...
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Record sound from web cast

I want to record a radio webcast which does not offer MP3. The easiest way to do it seems to be recording all system sounds, playing the webcast and saving as MP3. This is legal, by the way - I want ...
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How do I share files on my home network?

I would like to set up a home network with the various Ubuntu machines I have at my home. They are all running 10.04. It would have to be able to share files and maybe even chat. :) Any information ...
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Delay when playing sound

In a script I play a sound ( .ogg file) using /usr/bin/play. The sound is played fine, but there is an annoying delay of a couple of seconds after the sound has been played before the program (play) ...
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How to learn vim on a high level? [closed]

I know that vim (like emacs) is very powerful editor for programmers, as long as you know how to use it, its shortcuts, and so on. What steps can I take and what tutorials can I read to become an ...
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Since 10.04 the laptop's extended monitor shows a shaky/waving image [closed]

My laptop is a "Lenovo T60p" with an ATI video card and it used to work fine on 9.10. The external monitor works after full cycle of Function+Monitorkeys pressing, but the extended is not working ...
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Are there any fallbacks for Plymouth?

If I am using the proprietary driver, I don't get a good boot screen.
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Are there currently any plans to replace Rhythmbox with Banshee in “Maverick Meerkat” 10.10?

Since years there are rumours that Rhythmbox will be replaced by Banshee as default application in the next Distribution-Release. Are there any plans for it to be replaced? The information that I have ...
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CHOWN: What does “id -u” represent

I am working to get Mongodb running on a Ubuntu server install. In reviewing the instructions I needed to create a "\data\db" directory in the root drive. At which point I needed to alter the owner ...
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How do I set up VLAN forwarding?

I have a DAAP server with multiple VLAN interfaces. I would like to get traffic forwarded on all of the VLANs. Forwarded from eth0 to eth1.010* I've got the switch configured to be a trunk port with ...
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2answers
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5.1 surround sound [closed]

Ok, So I’ve always had trouble with enabling 5.1 in Ubuntu. Running alsamixer: I have: Master, Headphones, PCM, Front, Front Mi, Front Mi, Surround, Center. All are at 100% Card:HDA Intel Chip:...
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Why is defragmentation unnecessary?

Why is defragmenting unnecessary in Ubuntu?

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