Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx), is the twelfth release of Ubuntu from Canonical.

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How I can make sudo session an hour and not few minutes in Ubuntu 10.04?

How I can make sudo Ubuntu 10.04 session an hour and not few minutes? Now I have to write my password for sudo commands every few minutes.
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Screen resolution only displaying 800x600 in Xubuntu

I am running Sun VirtualBox on a Windows 7 64-bit machine. I have installed Xubuntu 10.4 as a virtual machine but cannot seem to find an easy way of altering the screen resolution. Any ideas?
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Disable MySQL startup in Ubuntu 10.04

I want to prevent MySQL from starting in Ubuntu 10.04 I have used update-rc.d -f mysql remove and confirmed that there is no link to the /etc/inid.d/mysql script from any of the rc?.d directories. ...
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How to downgrade JRE's version in Ubuntu?

Currently I am having JRE 1.6.0_20. How do I downgrade it to JRE 1.6.0_17? How can I downgrade? I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
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Can't Start Ubuntu 10.04 What steps to take?

Installed Ubuntu 10.04 and was happy with how it was working. Then I tried to restart.... After restart, Ubuntu wouldn't start. It doesn't even get to the "ubuntu" loading screen with th e5 little ...
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Can Grub be configured to remember the last OS you booted into?

I typically have 2-3 OSes in my boot menu: Ubuntu 10.04 Windows 7 [Sometimes, a third option, such as Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook] If I am in an OS other than the default choice (Windows 7 in this case), ...
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What do do when Linux gui freezes

I'm running Gnome with compiz in Ubuntu 10.04. Sometimes the gui will freeze. I can move the mouse, but I can't interact with programs. The only thing I can do is go to a terminal window with ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 doesn't accept keyboard input when running under VMware on Windows 7

I have just installed Ubuntu for the first time using VMWare on Windows 7. Everything has been installed smoothly but after the installation, the login screen username prompt appears. When I try to ...
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How do I connect Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7 with an Ethernet cable?

I'm looking for a way to directly connect my Windows 7 laptop and my headless Ubuntu 10.04 server. (Desktop edition is installed, for my own reasons.) I have a regular Ethernet cable. My problem is ...
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How do I determine whether my SSD (Samsung UM41) supports the TRIM command?

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 and lshw shows a "SAMSUNG SSD UM41". Any way for me to determine (1) that my SSD supports TRIM, and (2) that my OS and FS (ext4) are actually using this? Update: Rather than ...
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Make Sending Alternate Username to Printer Queue Permenant

I am currently having trouble to print file to a userid protected network printer. The problem is that my username is not what they want. Well, I can print files from terminal: lpr -p [printer name] ...
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Why have my network interfaces been renamed after installing Ubuntu, and how do I rename them back?

I have a low power server, with 4 ethernet sockets. It was running Fedora 11, with 3 of the network sockets named eth0, eth1 and eth2 (the final network socket was not in use --- it was eth3 but ...
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Hard Reset USB in Ubuntu 10.04

I have a USB device (a modem) that is really finicky. Sometimes it works fine, but other times it refuses to connect. The only solution I have found to fix it once it gets into a bad state is to ...
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How to change resolution in ubuntu to unsupported resolution

I am trying to change resolution in ubuntu 10.04 ( as I am used to do in earlier versions) but It didn't works for me! I want to change the resolution to be 1024x768 (that doesn't appear by default ...
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How to update firmware of my iPod Touch in Ubuntu?

As far as I know iTunes doesn't support Linux OS, though it is very strange. I need to update a firmware of my iPod Touch and don't know how to do that. Could anybody help me to solve this problem ...
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Emacs doesn't load gui

whenever I run emacs or emacs23 on terminal I just get the following output: ** (emacs:2620): CRITICAL **: menu_proxy_module_load: assertion `dbusproxy != NULL' failed And the gui doesn't load, ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 has broken google desktop ctrl ctrl search bar feature

Before I upgraded to ubuntu 10.04, when I pressed Ctrl twice, a search bar popped up that allowed me to google desktop search my system. This no longer works and I miss that feature. Can I get it ...
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Offline updates for freshly installed Ubuntu 10.04

I've just made a fresh installation of Ubuntu 10.04 on my Dell Inspiron 1420. Without updates, I'm not able to play media files. Is there any procedure to install updates via offline as I don't have a ...
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Getting Wireless working on Dell Inspiron 1545 in Ubuntu 10.04?

I'm trying to install my wireless drivers (which uses a broadcom card). I tried to install them using the restricted drivers offered on my Ubuntu CD (since my only internet connection is public ...
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Will Windows 7 pick up XP when grub is installed

There's similar questions but nothing quite exactly what i'm looking for I have a laptop that currently dualboots XP and Ubuntu, with XP chainloaded by grub. I'd like to get windows 7 in the mix, ...
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After installation of new drivers, Ubuntu won't boot into graphics mode

Here's what I did: At first I had nvidia drivers from 195 series installed from Ubuntu repositories and everything worked fine. I used system for some time, settled into it and have some data I don't ...
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Ubuntu/Windows suddenly freezes

I've a strange problem with my ubuntu 10.04 installation. Whenever i boot into ubuntu the entire system freezes / hangs soon after (~ 2 mins in). This problem exists on my windows 7 installation too. ...
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Ubuntu error: no candidate ver

Ok...so for some reason by Ubuntu 10.04 partition won't startup anymore. I'm not exactly sure what I did. I have the feeling that I accidentally removed some important packages. However, when I ...
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How to password protect gzip files on the command line?

I want to create some tar.gz (and possibly tar.bz2) files, using the tar command on Ubuntu 10.04. I want to password protect the file. What is the command to do this (I have Googled, but found ...
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How to open a menu with 'Open Terminal Here' in Ubuntu 10.04 by left clicking desktop, or inside folder?

How can I customize Ubuntu 10.04 so the menu created by left clicking inside a folder or desktop gives me the option of opening up a terminal in that location? I have thsi functionality in the XFCE ...
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Add panel to secondary monitor on Ubuntu 10.04

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx and I was wondering if it is possible to put a panel on a secondary monitor. Here are methods I have tried which did not work: Click and drag the panel from the ...
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Can't access select websites on Linux (but can on Windows)

My internet connection used to be a direct LAN connection to my provider. Back then, everything would load fine on both Windows and Ubuntu (dual boot). However, a while ago they started needing me to ...
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How to set Default Browser on Ubuntu from command line?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 with Fluxbox. Since I installed Chromium-browser, it has been set as the default system browser (don't know why, don't know when, maybe I clicked accept somewhere without ...
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Why is the CPU usage reported by top in Linux over 100%?

I've seen the CPU usage go over 100%. How is this possible? Is it because I have four CPU cores, so 100% isn't really the max? Also, when a program does this, what else can I do in top besides using ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 is not booting and turns to blank screen - cannot login

My Ubuntu 10.04 beta turns into black screen when I start it up. I see the Purple Ubuntu loading for less than a second, then it turns into blank black screen and nothing happens after, cannot use it ...
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How can I add a RAID 1 array in Ubuntu 10.04?

I have an existing Ubuntu 10.04 desktop system setup and running on a hard drive (drive A). I'd like to add two more hard drives (drives B and C, same size) to the system and mount them as a RAID 1 ...
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How do I change character encoding of a text file in OpenOffice.org writer?

How do I change character encoding of a plain text file in OOO Writer? I have a text file in Windows-1251 and I'd like to change it to UTF-8.
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How to restore mouse pointer in Gnome

Sometimes the image of the mouse pointer will get corrupted. I can still use the mouse but because the image is corrupted it is somewhat difficult. How can I get the mouse pointer back without logging ...
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How to uninstall Netbeans 6.8 on ubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.04 LTS)

I manually installed Netbeans 6.8, by downloading the binary and installing it. I am now upgrading to Netbeans 6.9, and I want to uninstall the previous version first. Any tips on how to uninstall ...
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Installing Ubuntu in Windows 7 virtual PC

I am trying to install Ubuntu Desktop (latest edition downloaded from their website) on my Windows 7 Virtual PC. The VM boots and I get to the install screen, however, when I press ENTER to begin the ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 not detecting multiple monitors

I have 2 graphics cards, the output from the lspci: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV770 [Radeon HD 4850] 02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV710 ...
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Cannot enable wireless

I cannot enable my wireless by using the function key. And most importantly I cannot enable my wireless. It should turn blue when I click on it (fn f12), but it remains red. My my HP Mini, I also ...
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Rip whole audio CD to 1 file on Ubuntu

Which program can do it for ubuntu? Many can rip audio file by file. I'm looking for software that can rip a whole audio CD to 1 file.
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How Can I Print Under A Username Different Than The One I'm Logged In As?

I bring my own personal laptop to school where my login is nickname. However, in order to print to the school's printers the username that sends the print job must match my school's AD login, ...
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Ubuntu: Screen resolution doesn't fit size of monitor (Vmware)

I have just installed ubunto in Vmware Player and it works great, but all of the resolutions it gives me there isn't one to fill the entire screen. I was scouting around the net and found this, - ...
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Pipe Ubuntu Sound Output To Mac

I am running ubuntu 10.04 and would like to redirect all the sound it outputs to my mac over the network. Is there any way to do this? I would like to hear sound from the mac as well.
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curl not uploading file to ftp

I am using curl to upload a file to ftp server. The same script is working on another system, but on this one after connecting to ftp it is not doing anything and connection times out. The detailed ...
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Ubuntu auto-mounts NTFS drives in Read-Only Mode

I installed pysdm through this article to auto-mount my NTFS drives. My drive structure looks like this: jatin@jatin-ubuntu:/media$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ...
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Mouse freezes over and over again for 3 seconds on Ubuntu 10.04

since today I have the problem that (only) my mouse freezes twice or three times a minute for 2-3 seconds. I'm not sure if it is coincidence but it has begun since I installed VirtualBox. Before I was ...
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Reinstall latest linux kernel on Ubuntu 10.04

I have followed those instructions to clean up the boot menu of a Ubuntu 10.04 system. But somehow, I did not just remove the old versions, I also remove the latest one (don't laugh please). I only ...
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Problem after auto-mount ntfs drives using pysdm

I wanted to auto-mount my ntfs drives on boot time, so I went through this article to do so using pysdm. I followed this article auto-mount-your-ntfs-partition-in-ubuntu. But when I tried to ...
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Ubuntu grub rescue prompt

Installed WUBI on Windows and the Ubuntu installation completed. The first time I logged in to Ubuntu it updated a full set of patches and asked to reboot. Now after reboot it is showing me the ...
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Gparted doesn't detect any partitions

I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on my laptop. First I installed it inside Windows and when it boots for first time I got the error message "couldn't find root filesystem , try partition table ...
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Why VMware Player does not recognize USB devices?

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS as a guest OS via VMware Player 3.1.4 build-385536 over Windows 7 Home Premium host OS. This runs on a HP Pavilion g7-1173dx laptop. At the Virtual Machine... menu > VM ...
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What graphic card drivers to install in Ubuntu 10.04?

I have an ATI Mobility Radeon 4650 HD graphics card. And I have upgrated to Ubuntu 10.04 What drivers should I install for my graphics card?