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How to upgrade Ubuntu 9.10 to 12.04 without causing problems for 10.04, my main distro version?

I have a laptop with a dual boot setup with Ubuntu 10.04 as my primary distro and 9.10 as the secondary distro. I want to upgrade 9.10 to 12.04 and keep 10.04 as is. Eventually I might want 12.04 ...
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Could not resolve 'security.ubuntu.com' | Could not resolve 'old-releases.ubuntu.com'

I am using ubuntu karmic koala. When I first logged in the sources.list file had an outdated list of repositories and so packages couldnot be reached. So I updated the sources.list to deb ...
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Increasing HD space on ubuntu laptop

I am running Ubuntu Karmic Koala on my laptop for the last 5+ months. Initially when I installed ubuntu, I did a dual boot. I was skeptical about my transition to ubuntu so just gave 13ish gigs to ...
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pdftk issue after updating Ubuntu from 9.04 to 9.10

We upgraded our server to 9.10 from 9.04 the other day, and it all went well except for one rather important program. We're using pdftk to automatically generate filled out pdf forms. On 9.04, it ...
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CD-ROM/DVD Drive doesn't work anymore

I have no idea why my CD-ROM/DVD drive doesn't work anymore. When I insert a disk it makes noises and opens again. If it matters, I just reformatted the computer from Ubuntu 10.04 to Ubuntu 9.10. ...
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How to increase memory allocation to Ubuntu Linux OS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to increase disk space in Wubi (Ubuntu via windows)? I have installed Ubuntu linux operating system inside Windows Vista OS. Initially i allocated 11 GB to it but ...
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Blender doesn't open/run? How do I fix this?

I used sudo apt-get install blender to install blender on Ubuntu 9.10 But it doesn't open. When I click Applications > Graphics > Blender (fullscreen) or Applications > Graphics > Blender ...
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Firefox sounds doesn't work occasionaly in ubuntu 9.10

My firefox audio sometimes works and sometimes doesn't works in ubuntu 9.10. Whenever I restart my computer it works but after a while it doesn't work again! Can anybody help me to fix it?
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Ubuntu Netbook Remix will not boot

I have been given a Asus Eee Pc running Ubuntu Netbook remix 9-10 to look at that won't boot anymore. The first screen I see is the GNU GRUB screen that lets me choose from 4 Ubuntu Linux Kernels from ...
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PSD (photoshop) editing on Ubuntu

I have a PSD for a website that must be sliced. I can not work in Win or OSX box(or a virtual machine). What are the solutions for editing a PSD in Ubuntu 9.10? Which one do you recommend? Thank ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 will not boot

After an update yesterday my Dell X300 will only boot to a screen with an option to perform 2 memory tests. If I perform these tests, it will only go back to this same screen, offering a choice of ...
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How can I install new boot splash theme into Ubuntu 9.10?

I want to change my splash screen. But when I download any splash screen to my computer, I cannot install them. Every time, the computer gives me the same warning "that packet is not a format wanted" ...
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Port forwarding + shared connection with Ubuntu

Because my wireless router's ethernet ports are defective, I set up a shared wireless connection from my laptop (which has wifi) to my eMac (which does not) via a crossover ethernet cable. The laptop ...
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“username” is not in the sudoer list - how do I get back in there

I use Ubuntu 9.10 I changed my password. After I restarted my machine and tried to do sudo whatever... I got "username" is not in the sudoer list. What should I do to get back in there?
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How to stop blanking screen although I am active on Ubuntu Karmic on old IBM Laptop

How to stop blanking screen although I am active on Ubuntu Karmic on old IBM Laptop 600E? After some time of working on the machine the screen goes blank. When I hit ESC on the built-in keyboard (not ...
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Set ubuntu locale

How can I set my locale and date format to be y/m/d in Arabic? Machine Info: Ubuntu 9.10
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Ubuntu Karmic - Net connection unusually laggy

I've just installed Ubuntu 9.10 and fired up Firefox, what I have noticed is that the Internet is slower than it is with the other machines that I have with identical connection. In particular, it ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu 9.10 to 10.04 Problem: No Internet Connection?

Earlier today I tried upgrading my Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Kaola from the update manager. (FYI: all 9.10 updates were applied prior to this) Everything was going well downloading until I got an error ...
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Problem after upgrading ubuntu 9.10 to 10.04

After upgradation of my system from ubuntu 9.10 to ubuntu 10.04. I am not able to find minimize and maximize buttons of any opened window EDIT My problem is that my minimize maximize buttons are not ...
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Using the Apple Magic Mouse on Ubuntu 9.10?

Does someone know how to get Apple Magic Mouse working under Ubuntu 9.10? I can upgrade to 10.04 if I need to get Magic Mouse to work. I read this answer, but it does not say what is the solution for ...
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How to create a Linux Media Server using Ubuntu?

I'm an intermediate Linux user and a relative beginner to servers. I would like some help finding resources on setting up a basic server. I have Googled, and am a member of the Ubuntu Forums, but just ...
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How to get Ubuntu to perform better on an older computer?

Ubuntu 9.10 runs quite slugglish on my old laptop from 2004. Slower than Windows XP that was on there. It has 512mb RAM and probably 1.2ghz (can't remember) CPU. I have turned off Visual Effects ...
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Chrome in Linux Ubuntu stays in Full screen mode

I've recently installed the latest version of Chrome for Linux on my Ubuntu 9.10 installation. The only problem is is that it stays in Full Screen mode no matter what I do. I pressed F11 but it does ...
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Having problems with Grub2 booting Ubuntu from my External Hard Drive

I installed Ubuntu on my external hard drive but it won't boot on my laptop. What do I do? I did some reading and traced the source of the problem to Grub2. Apparently, Grub2 doesn't use the ...
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How to setup 802.11n wireless card in ubuntu

I have installed ubuntu 9.10 on my laptop. It has a 802.11n wireless card. When I boot up to ubuntu, the wireless does not work. And if I connect to a wire network within ubuntu, it works. Ubuntu ...
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ubuntu can't support a higher resolution that my laptop can support

I have a HP laptop which can support 1600x900. But after I install ubuntu 9.10 on it, it can only support up to 1280x700. My laptop has a Nvidia graphics card. And i am using GNOME as my desktop ...
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Ubuntu uses a screen resolution lower than my laptop can support

I have installed ubuntu 9.10 on my laptop. In System->Display, the best resolution I allow me to use is 1280x700. But my laptop can support 1600x900. So how can i change it? I tried adding ...
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Error activating XKB configuration (Ubuntu 9.10)?

I'm absolutely new on Ubuntu. I was gonna learn Ubuntu, so I installed VMware 7.0.1 build-227600 on my Win7 x64, afterward I've installed Ubuntu 9.10 on it as a Virtual Machine. I just enabled root ...
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Enabling login logging in Ubuntu 9.10

On a Ubuntu 9.10 system: $ uname -a Linux ionut-laptop 2.6.31-14-generic #48-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 16 14:04:26 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux the files /var/log/wtmp and /var/log/btmp are empty: $ ls -la ...
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How do I restore the default applets to Gnome's notification area?

I have a fresh install of Karmic Koala. In a botched attempt at trying to change my default window manager, I somehow removed at least three applets from the notification area: network manager ...
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How to set the hostname according to the DNS name on Ubuntu 9.10?

Motivation I have to manage a lot of virtual machines that I create by copying a template (VmWare image). Problem Now I have the problem that in the template the file /etc/hostname contains a given ...
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Strange Ubuntu linux boot behaviour

I've recently installed Ubuntu 9.10 on a desktop machine as the only OS. If put in a hibernate, it wakes up normally, but if turned off completely, after turning on there is no "beep" sound from BIOS ...
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Grub install fails while installing Ubuntu on RAID

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 9.10 using the alternate install CD, but I keep getting stuck. I get through the first few steps of the install process easily enough (telling it what partition to ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 wireless problem

I have a gateway NV74 with AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) on Ubuntu 9.10. Wireless doesn't work that well, the connection is bad, and system disconnects itself often. Also, sometimes ...
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Missing Profiles in Ubuntu User

I've got a zen slice running Ubuntu. I set the thing up as root and had "normal" bash and vim profiles, however the new users I've created for myself and others have no profiles. I've tried copying ...
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How to play from mic to speakers in Ubuntu Karmic?

Ok, I have a silly problem. I have few bluetooth headsets lying around and I want to make DIY baby monitor out of them. All I need is for some application to listen to the mic and send it to the ...
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How to start networking on a wired interface before logon in Ubuntu Desktop Edition

Problem Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop Edition (and possibly previous versions as well, I haven't tested them) has no network connections after boot until at least 1 user logs in. This means any services that ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 Technika H16WC-01 Webcam

I know this is a lame cheap web camera, thus making it all the harder for me to find information about it. Ubuntu seems to recognise it, putting it in as /dev/video0 Skype is able to see that the web ...
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Ubuntu loading stops?

I don't know why, or how... but my Ubuntu's loading / booting stops right after the Ubuntu logo appearing.. An underscore appears in the right top of the screen: _ then, it disappears leaving the ...
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How can I install 2 different version of Ubuntu on 1 laptop?

I have a laptop running Windows. Is it possible to configure it so that I can tri-boot with Windows Ubuntu 8.04 Ubuntu 9.10 What should I do to achieve that (I have download the 2 ISO files for ...
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ubuntu: kept old menu.lst, think it is the source of problems

I recently upgraded to karmic, and clicked to keep my old menu.lst (to keep my windows XP boot info)... but now I'm not using the right kernel. Is there a way to have it give me the correct up to ...
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How to install Mono 2.6 on Ubuntu 9.10?

I need urgently to install Mono 2.6 on Ubuntu 9.10 but in Synaptic the version 2.6 doesn't appear :-( Is there an other repository I can use to install it ?
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How do I create a Launcher in Ubuntu 9.10 that runs a shell script?

Here's my situation: New to Ubuntu (just installed 9.10 Karmic Koala 64 bit) Purpose: to easily run PyCharm without too much typing (ie. cd... ./pycharm.sh) Want to create desktop Launcher instead ...
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DVD player Ubuntu 9.10

Hello everyone at SeverFault. I am new to this fourm. I have been using ubuntu since 8.04. Here is my problem. When I try to watch one of my cisco videos I get wmas error. I never had to use this ...
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How can I restore programs that were sent to the background (Ubuntu)

I was fooling around with my dual display setup (turned on my second monitor is almost all) and a handful of programs that were running seem not to be available anymore. Thunderbird, Gvim, Tomboy ps ...
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How to make sure that grub does use menu.lst?

On my Ubuntu 9.04 ("Karmic") laptop I suspect grub does not use the /boot/grub/menu.lst file. What happens on boot is that I see a blank screen and nothing happens. When I press ESC I see a boot list ...
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Using Ubuntu “Connect to Server” to mount Windows share?

I have a system with Ubuntu 9.10 installed. I can connect to remote windows shares by using the "connect to server" under "places" menu. I can't figure out where these mount in the file system. Is ...
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Uninstall Apache using make

I installed httpd using make. But i cant find any remove/uninstall method in README or INSTALL files. Also, i searched the http://apache.org docs. There also there is no mention of uninstalling using ...
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ubuntu downgrade from lucid to karmic

I was foolish to upgrade my computer to lucid, and i got into a lot of errors, it will not boot proper the display. This is why i want to downgrade back to Karmic. Do you know how can you do this?