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

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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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Upgrade Win 7 to Win 8 and remove Ubuntu

I have in my computer an installation of ubuntu (11.04) and Windows (7) I want to remove the ubuntu installation and upgrade the windows to windows 8 without formatting my machine. All the ...
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error: no such partition // grub rescue>_

I'm on a Eee PC and I am running Windows XP and Ubuntu 10.04. I'm starting a big project tomorrow and I wanted to cleanly reinstall both operating systems. After entering the pre-install Windows ...
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(seemingly) random shutdowns on Acer Aspire 1640, Ubuntu 10.04

I've got an issue going on with my notebook PC. For a couple of months now I've been experiencing random shutdowns on my PC. It all started when my previous power adapter got fried. Nothing really ...
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Samba doesnt require password on xbmc but does on ubuntu

I have samba setup on a fedora 13 machine, and I use it to share with my xbmc client in the family room. When I set this up there no password or anything was required I merely entered in paths such ...
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Can't get samba to see other PCs in Kubuntu 10.04 (Lucid)

I'm new to networking. I'm trying to share a folder between to computers (both have kubuntu 10.04 installed). I'm able to share a folder with samba and can see that folder through samba on the same ...
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A text/audio/video chat client that can connect to an IP directly?

Is there any chat client that would just let you connect to someone's computer directly? (provided they're also running the same client). I'm in a place where I can connect to their ip directly, but ...
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Warning with gedit in Ubuntu

I keep getting this irritating warning when i open a file with gedit in the background in the Ubuntu terminal GLib-GIO-WARNING **: FAMOpen failed, FAMErrno=0 It doesn't hamper me in any way, but ...
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What are the limitations of crontab?

Hardware considerations aside, are there any limitations on: The maximum number of cron jobs that can be scheduled for a single user The maximum number of CONCURRENT jobs that can be scheduled for a ...
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Can't install software from Ubuntu software center

I've been experimenting with Ubuntu 10.04(64bit) inside a VirtualBox VM. This isn't my first experience with Linux, but I'm still very much a Linux noob. Whenever I try to install software from ...
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“can't find specified sfx module” when trying to create self extracting file with 7zip

I am trying to create a self extracting file for Windows from Ubuntu 10.04 using 7zip. I tried these commands: 7zr -sfx7z.sfx a output.exe *.txt 7zr -sfx/usr/local/etc/7z.sfx a output.exe *.txt ...
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Windows 7 share drive is mounted and can cd into it from ubuntu but cannot ls,cp,mkdir,etc

The title pretty much says it all, for example: myth:/media/saga_c/2005> pwd /media/saga_c/2005 myth:/media/saga_c/2005> ls ls: cannot open directory .: Permission denied ...
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Ubuntu displaying GDM but no login

Ubuntu (Wubi, Lucid Lynx) boots and shows the login screen itself with the background and plays the boot sound but a list of users is never displayed. A mouse is on screen and I can move it but, alas, ...
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Wifi no longer works after upgrading to Ubuntu 10.04 Lts

My wifi connections no longer work after upgrading to 10.04. I am loading it on a Toshiba Tecra 9000. It does not work with either internal WIFI set up (as it did before) nor with a Linksys card. It ...
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Trac Migration: Version difference -> problem with database?

I need to migrate trac from an old server to a new Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server. The old server has version Trac 0.11.1 and the installation is pretty messy and runs on an outdated unsupported debian ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 vs 10.04

I'm looking at Ubuntu as a choice to linux. 64bit and was wondering what difference there is in both 9.10 to 10.04. I have tried the 10.10 version - but found it was sort of sluggish compared to 10.04 ...
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Install Ubuntu without taking over 2 hard drives?

I have 2 hard drives and when I do an auto install.. Ubuntu decides to take both hard drives... how do I prevent this from happening without my intervention?
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Ubuntu Linux driver for My Passport Elite

I have a new My Passport Elite and at first I could open it on my Ubuntu Linux laptop but I could not open it on Mac OS X. Someone formatted it and now I could open it on Mac OS X and Windows XP but ...
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How to virtualize a physically installed Ubuntu 10.04 into Windows 7 using Virtualbox?

I currently have both Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Windows 7 installed on my Machine in dual boot. Prior to 10.04, I was able to fully virtualize my physically installed Ubuntu setup on Windows 7 using ...
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Panel doesn't show at startup at Ubuntu 10.04

Hey guys, i recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 in a rather old computer, a Compaq Presario 5300. Everything went fine, the OS had no problem in the process. But when i started the computer again, the ...
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How to enter interactive boot mode on ubuntu linux system

On Ubuntu 10.04, How to enter interactive mode at boot time? Can I choose which driver to be enabled? or which Service to be enabled? System blocked at boot time, and closed screen display -- no ...
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Wine crashes when trying to run portable version of Firefox

I think there is something wrong with my Wine setup, but I don't know how to fix it or even what it is. Others have gotten this program to work without problems in Wine. This is the console output ...
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Can't login into ubuntu anymore

Just today Ubuntu Lucid (10.04) decided to not work. It just gets stuck in this screen: It looks like it's loading something but it's just stuck there. I can't login. I've tried numerous solutions ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 problems - GVIM and Sound

Well, i have 2 problems .. not exactly problems, but one is a question, and the other is a problem . QUESTION I have installed gVim on my laptop and now i want to install plugins and customize my ...
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Ubuntu Lucid: Erratic screen behaviour after boot

In short: about 50% of the time I have a screwed up monitor setup after reboot. About 50% it is totally correct. Now the longer version: I updated my machine from 9.04 to 10.04 (via 9.10). At first I ...
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Why does my screen turn black after installing ATI on Ubuntu 10.04?

I'm having a problem installing the drivers for my video card. I've just finished installing the driver, rebooted the OS, and the monitor starts up in energy saving mode and doesn't boot Ubuntu. What ...
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How do I copy/paste an icon into a launcher in Ubuntu?

In MacOSX I can copy an icon from any document/folder/application by doing Cmd-i on the object and then copying (i.e. Cmd-c) the icon and pasting the icon on another object (by bringing up the ...
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mount point i ubuntu10.04

can any please tell me what is a mount point and why it is required in the installation process of ubuntu10.04.
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How to install an older version of Samba

I installed samba4 in Ubuntu 10.04 and am having problems due to syntax differences. I can not find documentation to get this to work anywhere on the web. All I can find it stuff for older version of ...
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webserver to be in ubuntu 10.04

how to set up a webserver in a webbrowser to be used in ubuntu 10.04 to transfer files from computer to tfr 2400 receiver
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Main menu doesn't show my application launcher (.desktop file)

I've just started out learning to program and I'm making a "Radio Scheduler" for my brother as a mini project. I wanted to make an "install" script, which would add an item to Ubuntu's Main Menu. I ...
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Sound in Virtual Box cuts out

I'm running Windows XP inside Virtual Box in Linux. In the beginning the sound works but after a while there's no more sound.
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how to select desktop environment (gnome or kde or unity) before logon

I have an Ubuntu Desktop 10.04 machine running smoothly. I downloaded the Ubuntu Unity Netbook Edition just to try out the new UI. And that thing runs very slow on my machine. Each click responds ...
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Ubuntu Lucid goes to sleep and never wakes up

I have upgraded from Ubuntu Karma to Lucid, and it seems I have replaced one problem with another. With Karma, the screen occasionally froze unexpectedly, forcing a REISUB. I am using a DELL monitor ...
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How to configure SCSI hard drives and RAID for Poweredge 2850 web server using Ubuntu Server

I am in way over my head here but here is my question, I have a poweredge 2850 with 6 drives and raid controllers. I want to set up 3 pairs of raid1 to use a 1-webserver, 2 fileserver, 3backup. Is ...
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Change popup format for Kopete in Gnome (Ubuntu 10.04)

After trialling Empathy which was included with Gnome/Ubuntu 10.04 I decided to go back to Kopete since I was losing chat messages. However, for some reason, Kopete is now displaying all popups in a ...
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How do I stop VMware Workstation 6.5 from giving up input focus for no reason on Ubuntu 10.4?

After patching some kernel modules, I got VMware Workstation 6.5.4 running on my Ubuntu 10.4 x86_64 machine. However, now my Windows XP SP3 guest instance cannot keep mouse input captured for any ...
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Ubuntu how to start x server but not the GUI desktop

I am planning to keep the server running in text mode, but the client can ssh -X to the server and run GUI applications. How to start X server but not to the GUI desktop.
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install ubuntu 12.0/13.0 on dell inspiron 1501

I hope to format my dell inspiron 1501(win vista) and install ubuntu 12.0 or 13.0 Is there any win software to detect the compatibility of hardware with ubuntu? I worry about that after formatting, my ...