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

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webcam worked yesterday, no more

Along with the rest of the world, I joined google plus right after invitations became available last night. I was able to use my webcam for their hangouts, now I cannot. When I checked lshw I can't ...
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What does “sudo -s” actually do?

I am using ubuntu 10.04. I notice that after I run "sudo -s" in terminal, the prompt changed from "XXX@XXX" to "root@XXX", seems it changed to root privilege. But when I check the ...
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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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Accessing Netatalk/AFP Shares from OS X Snow Leopard

Recently upgraded Ubuntu home server from 8.04 client to 10.04 server and reinstalled all services therein. One of them is a Netatalk daemon that I configured in a fashion similar to this website: ...
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How to remove Ubuntu options when starting my computer

After I installed Ubuntu it began to update and when I start my computer I have Windows and about 5 or 6 Ubuntu options. How can I remove all of them without the last one ?
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A very wierd problem with Ubuntu/SSH/Folders … Sorry, I really lost over here with this one

I'm developing on Ubuntu 10.04 with Python/Django. I'm having a wierd and very inconsistent problem over here. It is even hard to explain, but here we go. I'm using PIL (a Python Module for working ...
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How do I print directly to LPT port in Ubuntu?

While screwing around my garage, I've found an ancient matrix printer, Epson LX-1050. Ubuntu recognised it without problems, and I was able to print several pages using it via CUPS. Now, for some ...
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Why does installing LAME fail?

I want to install ffmpeg with mp3lame enabled following this tutorial. In step 2, I get the error libfaac is not found and in step 5, installing lame is giving the error in the log below. Why ...
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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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Log Files from bash script output

I have a script that runs (this works fine). I'd like to produce logfiles from its output and still show it on screen. I have this command that creates three files from this blog: ((./fk.sh ...
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rsync - setting file permissions problem

I am using rsync to synchronize folders between two Ubuntu Lucid Lynx systems. rsync -az --delete -e "-i /home/ruser/.ssh/id_rsa_ruser -p 200" /usr/local/folder/ ...
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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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Installing PostFix on Ubuntu (Lucid Lynx) from terminal window from script using apt-get postfix: no options to select

Actually I'm using sudo apt-get install bzr bzr-builddeb equivs (though sudo apt-get install postfix seems to be doing the same thing) from the terminal windows, As per the iFolder instructions ...
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Is it possible to run Microsoft Excel under Ubuntu?

I have a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed on my machine. I use Ubuntu much more often than Windows 7. On Ubuntu I can use LibreOffice Calc, but I'm more used to Microsoft Excel ...
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Ubuntu Log in Message Confusion

I have Ubuntu Lucid Lynx server installed on a machine which I access via SSH. Since few days when I log into system, I am getting following welcome screen after logging in. Linux ubuntuserver ...
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Would having too many repositories in ubuntu affect it in any way?

I install lots of third party software on my ubuntu system. I wonder if having 50-60 repos added to "software sources" slows down my system in any way? On the other hand, after installing a package, ...
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Creating directories during install of Ubuntu 10.04 operating system

When I installed Ubuntu 10.04 and BackTrack 5, I didn't create any directories for either operating system BUT the root directory (i.e., /). I assume the root was mandatory because I couldn't proceed ...
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NFS mount readable but not writable

I'm trying to mount a remote directory owned by www-data to a local directory owned by sam. From sam's home directory, I've created ~/directory, and when I "mount directory", I see the contents of ...
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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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OS Installation [closed]

What happens internally when we install an OS like Ubuntu? Want to "understand" the complete how-and-what of installing an OS like Ubuntu. Any online tutorial or link?
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Ubuntu 10.10 - Atheros wireless card (AR5008) randomly not being recognized with ath9k

I have been running Ubuntu 10.10 on my HTPC for a while now without any issues. But wanting to make things as cable free as possible I have bought a TP-Link TL-WN951N wireless card - based on the ...
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Ubuntu Virtual machine Windows 98 SE Spikes quad core CPU to shutdown

I was wondering if anyone else experienced this issue and has knowledge on how to fix it. I am running an AMD Phenom 9850 Quadcore under Ubuntu Lucid 10.04. Problem: Running my old Windows 98 SE in ...
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MySql replication not working properly on Ubuntu Lucid Lynx server

I have two Linux boxes. On the master following is the configuration file (my.cnf) log-bin = master-bin log-bin-index = master-bin.index binlog-do-db = test_db server-id = 1 master ...
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ubuntu error with librgba.so when using ' git commit --amend '

Getting this error on my ubuntu 10.04 box: Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "rgba": librgba.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory .. this is an alpha / coloring ...
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Why doesn't getent show OpenLdap users?

I'm trying to configure Ubuntu 10.04 so that I can login using ldap credentials. I've followed these general configuration steps outlined in several tutorials I found: 1) Install libraries: ...
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iptables rules revert on Ubuntu

I'm using iptables on Ubuntu 10.04 and whenever I set iptables rules they will revert after a while. I set them with iptables -I INPUT or iptables -D INPUT and they work immediately and I see them in ...
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Spotify crashing on everything but radio

I have a Spotify Unlimited account and I am trying to use the native Linux version of the application (v0.4.9.302.g604b4fb3). When I play radio, everything is fine. Also, when I have my Play Queue ...
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No Screensfound after update from 9.3 to 10.4 Ubuntu

Recently I updated ubuntu from 9.3 to 10.04. and found that xorg's newer version of inter driver is no longer supported. causes No Screen Found error So trying to move back to previous version of ...
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How to restore ubuntu os

My Hdd got some bad sectors and I had to reboot my PC. Now I am not able to log in. The OS is booting and then I get a message on the login screen "GNome settings are not configured ..." So the thing ...
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E: Internal Error, Could not perform immediate configuration (2) on util-linux

I had an older version of Ubuntu installed. To upgrade I replaced /etc/sources.list with one from another machine running 10.04. I then ran: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade The upgrade ...
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How to find out if mainboard is SATA compatible

Do you know any commands to find out the machine's maindoard is compatible to SATA? If not how can I examine it physically? I am using Ubuntu 10.04 desktop.
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Getting only grub prompt after installing dual boot Windows 7 then Ubuntu and EasyBCD

I'm having an annoying problem. I installed Windows 7 a long time ago, yesterday I installed Ubuntu 10.04. After installing the Ubuntu, it was working great (I got the grub boot menu and everything) ...
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How do I emulate a scroll wheel in Ubuntu 10.04?

I have a Kensington Orbital Optical trackball. This has two buttons and a trackball. I am using Ubuntu 10.04. I wish to set this up so that when I click and hold the right mouse button (button 3 ...
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I deleted files from my Linux box's /boot directory and now it won't boot

I did that to save space. Now I see GRUB loading, please wait ... ERROR 15 when booting. What can I do ? /boot still has files corresponding to 2.6.32-27 version of the Kernel. But I ...
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Can't use a particular partition for Ubuntu installation

I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 as a second OS on a laptop that has Windows 7. In Windows, I have created the below partitions: C: -> NTFS - 225GB (Windows installation) D: -> recovery ...
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Windows - 7 does not start after Ubuntu 10.04 installation

I recently got a new HP Laptop with Windows-7 64 bit pre-installed on it. It has a 500GB SATA HDD. The partitions(as I got them when purchased) were as follows: C:\ = NTFS (Around 32 GB used). ...
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Partition error after installing Ubuntu on a Windows-7 Laptop

I recently got a new HP Laptop with Windows-7 64-bit pre-installed on it. It has a 500GB SATA hard drive. The partitions(as I got them when purchased) were as follows: C:\ = NTFS (Around 32 GB ...
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Empathy does not connect automatically

The Empathy chat client on my Ubuntu 10.04 machine logs into chat accounts (Gmail and Facebook) only after I have opened the client once (it starts on system boot) this is a bit irritating as I often ...
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configure: error: cannot find D-Bus

When configuring a software (subversion) on Ubuntu Linux (10.04 lucid), I get an error: configure: error: cannot find D-Bus I restarted dbus service: #service dbus restart dbus start/running, ...
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Set up a Serial-to-Ethernet Converter With a Virtual Serial Port in Ubuntu

I have a '3one data' brand serial-to ethernet converter, that plugs into a serial device at one end, and allows bidirectional communications with the device over an ethernet connection, like this: ...
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Strange errors on an SSD drive Ubuntu 10.04

Getting really weird errors on this drve. Can't figure out where it comes from. ATA device, with non-removable media Model Number: KINGSTON SV100S264G Serial Number: ...
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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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some firefox settings not saved across restarts

I upgraded from Firefox 3.6 to Firefox 4 a while back. Overall I have been happy with the new version, but one problem has me stumped: Firefox doesn't save some settings across restarts, e.g. popup ...
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Why does selecting text and then hitting the delete key on my IBM Model M keyboard confuse Gnome/Ubuntu?

I picked up a second hand IBM Model M "clicky" keyboard (series 52G9658) and connected it to the PS/2 port of the "HP Z400 Workstation" here at work (this model M variant has an integral PS/2 cable.) ...
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Go To Meeting equal for Ubuntu

I have been looking for an open source equiv to "Go to meeting" for Ubuntu and have been unable to find anything. Is there anything you know of that has promise... and it would be helpful if the ...
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How to use tail -f with sound?

I am trying to use tail -f and play a sound everytime a new line appears. I tried this: for i in tail -f myFile; do aplay alert.wav; done; Which kinda worked, the output is: Playing WAVE ...
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Can't make ubuntu 10.04 beep sound [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Enable System Beep in Ubuntu I am trying to use the "beep" command, but it doesn't beep any sound. I installed it with "sudo apt-get install beep", then I run "beep" ...
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How to fix broken system of Ubuntu 10.04?

I was in the process of upgrading from 10.04 to 10.10 via the update manager. In the midst of the installation process, the system lost power. Now when I boot, the login window shows nothing. How do I ...
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Ubuntu & wireless network - does not connect

Tried the live boot of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on my work PC today (it has Windows Vista on it and it is literally DEAD slow). There's a wireless network in the office and the PC has a wireless network card ...
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Is fsck for ext4 available for 64-bit systems?

First, I'd like to thank James T & ct64116 for their help on my first question; I accidentally overwrote an ext4 partition with the Windows 7 installer and lost something like 300Gb of files. I ...