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

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Setting (permenant) environment variables in Ubuntu 10.0.4

I am running an application which requires setting environment variables to be set. At the moment, the way I am achieving this is by exporting the EV at the command line, and then running the app ...
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How do I check if my network card has been detected and is working?

Hello I am using Ubuntu 10, and am having problems with getting connected to wired internet. Normally when I connect a cable to my computer, the port would have a green and yellow light flashing. But ...
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What's the best way to back up my media library to an external hard drive from Ubuntu?

My media library isn't huge, but it isn't tiny (~50 GB). Every month or so, I just manually copy ~/Music, ~/Pictures, and ~/Videos to my EHD, and delete the old backup. But this is far from ideal. ...
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How to upgrade from Ubuntu to Ubuntu Netbook Edition?

Currently for testing purposes I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 Lycid Lynx on my laptop. Is there any way I can upgrade to Ubuntu Netbook Edition without reinstalling the OS itself?
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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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Unable to install gnome shell in Ubuntu 10.04?

I am unable to install gnome-shell through Synaptic and am getting the following error. Can someone please help me out? vmuser@vmhub:~$ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell Reading package lists... Done ...
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How to toggle location bar format in Nautilus?

In a previous version of Nautilus the location had a button for toggling between a text field for the directory path, and a row of buttons (one per directory in the path). With the install of Ubunbtu ...
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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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CloneZilla Broke My System? Ubuntu Installation Lost After Running CloneZilla

I just read through this post and tried to get my installation back using this answer to no avail. What happened to me is this: I spent an hour or more reading through the CloneZilla docs. I ...
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Disabling ‘Connect Automatically” in Ubuntu 10.04

Does anybody know how to disable the “Connect Automatically” feature in Network Connections\Wired\Auto eth0\Edit from the command line (Ubuntu 10.04)?
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How to maintain a SSD drive on Ubuntu?

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 on a Intel X25-M PostVille 160 Go SSD drive with ext4. How can I tell if there's something wrong ? What should/can I do to maintain its performance/health ? Should I use ...
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Easily view a list of changes of upgraded packages

So, let's say I run sudo apt-get upgrade on my Lucid Lynx and it upgrades a couple of packages I'm interested in. Is there a command to run that will open some kind of info or manual that tells me ...
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I upgraded to ubuntu lucid and now flash won't work in chrome

I just upgraded to lucid, and now flash won't work in chrome (though it works in firefox). I even switched over to the dev channel, which supposedly has flash built in, but it still doesn't work.
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I performed some wrong operation with /lib, then no software can run in Ubuntu 10.04.

At the beginning I tried to fix the problem of /lib/ld-linux-so.3:No such file or directory when I tried to run some dynamically cross-compiled binaries. So I added some shared binaries to /lib. I ...
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hp officejet 4500 detected by sane-find-scanner but not lsusb or Simple Scan in Ubuntu Lucid

I upgraded to ubuntu 10.04 from 8.04 recently. When I try to use Simple Scan it says "No scanners detected". sane-find-scanner detects my printer/scanner but lsusb does not. Also I am able to print ...
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Is it sufficient to put my configuration file under /etc/logrotate.d to logrotate?

I currently have a Django app running on Ubuntu under Apache. The Apache logs are generated at: /home/user/django/myproject/log/apache_access.log /home/user/django/myproject/log/apache_error.log ...
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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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ctrl + key in terminal always uses standard keymap

I am on Ubuntu 10.4. My standard keyboard is QWERTZ, but I usually use the Dvorak layout. When I type inside the GNOME terminal, the layout is the one I set in keyboard preferences (e.g. Dvorak). ...
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How to get an OEM install of Windows 7 as guest and Ubuntu as host

I bought a new laptop, an ASUS N43J. It came with OEM Windows 7 Home premium. When I first booted it, I was required to backup the Windows and drivers into seven DVDs which I already did. I need to ...
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failed to boot from usb-stick (ubuntu 10.04)

I have an Asus 1201n and it has a dual core Intel CPU which has 64-bit compatibility according to Intel's webpage. When I tried to boot from my Sandisk Contour USB-stick with the image from this link: ...
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Triple boot trouble: Ubuntu 10.04 + W7 + XP - XP won't boot

I have been using this triple boot system for one year, but yesterday WinXP stopped booting. I usually select the Windows boot loader from the GRUB2 menu and then the "Earlier version of Windows" to ...
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Edit startup applications via SSH

Using Ubuntu's GUI I can add/remove/edit Startup apps from System->Preferences->Startup Applications menu. Now if I only have SSH access to that machine, how can I edit/add these apps? In what ...
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Making /home folders private in Ubuntu 10.4

How do I stop one user account from being able to read files in another user account. Right now once i log in, I can easily navigate to /home/[username] and copy/read any file. How do I make it thus ...
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Mounting a partition as your Music folder in Ubuntu 10.4

I have installed a new hard drive and partitioned some space that I am wanting to use for keeping my Music files on. I have entered a line into the /etc/fstab file that I believe mounts the partition ...
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Keyboard layout on Ubuntu won't go away!

So, I installed Ubuntu (Using Gnome) with keyboard layout US International with Dead Keys enabled. Now I've set this to US International with Alt-Gr Dead Keys enabled. I added the latter and deleted ...
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misaligned raid partition in Ubuntu 10.04

I attached two identical hard drives to my linux machine. Then using gparted I formated the first 1024 mb at the beginning of each drive as linux swap space. Then I went into ...
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Samba not found

I installed Samba, and edited smb.conf. Then I typed the following: sudo /etc/init.d/samba restart The response I got was sudo: /etc/init.d/samba: command not found So now what? Edit: If ...
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apt-get wont update because of broken package mysql-server-core-5.1

here are the messages i get when I try to force install: zack@HAL9000:~$ sudo apt-get install mysql-server Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Bring an open window to the current desktop in Linux

Let's say I have a program open on another virtual desktop. Is there a way I can bring that program to the current desktop through a script? The following command is the closest I can get: wmctrl -a ...
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copying text from emacs into other programs

Say I want to copy part of a file I'm writing in emacs into, say a blog post or something like that. Putting the text into the kill ring doesn't allow me to paste it into another program. As it ...
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No sound in second login, Ubuntu 10.04

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed on my system. When I am logged on locally I have excellent sound. If I make a second login as a different user ssh -X other@localhost that user cannot get audio. When ...
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Is it possible to forbid removal of files but allow creation of them for specific directory in Linux?

I have an application that creates temp files and quickly deletes them. But I'd like to keep those files, is there a way to do that in Linux?
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Does Moonlight work on linux in Google Chrome?

I'm trying to install Moonlight, but I can only find instructions for setting it up in Firefox. And in the Ubuntu 10.04 repositories, I found a "moonlight-plugin-mozilla" package, but not ...
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Remove windows 7 entry from grub

I recently installed ubuntu 10.04 LTS and formatted my windows 7 hdd, but the windows 7 entry is still showing in grub. How can I remove the entry from grub? Greetz
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How to add higher video resolution in Ubuntu 10.04 (UNR on EEE1101HA)

UBUNTU 10.10 is out .. and the ASUS 1101HA still won't display 1366x768 on the LCD. Time to wipe the UBUNTU partition, expand the WIN7 partitions and pass the machine to a windows user.. I ...
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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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Ubuntu purple splash screen with blinking pixels?

I had ubuntu 9.10 I upgraded to 10.04 after solving some problems (freeze at boot). Since then, I don't have the ubuntu's logo showing up when I boot, but a purple screen with some blinking pixels. ...
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I would like to edit the layout of my keyboard just a bit - what's the best way?

I'm using an Apple keyboard which has some annoyances compared to other keyboards. Namely, the Alt_L and Super_L keys are swapped, and the bar and less keys are swapped ("|" and "<"). I've written ...
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How to avoid aptitude to repair broken packages?

I'm using a version of rubygems needed for running one of the application of my server installed this way : dpkg --install /tmp/rubygems1.8_1.3.7-2_all.deb At each usage of it, aptitude want to ...
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Will upgrading my laptop's wireless card make it support 802.11n?

I have a Toshiba Satellite P205-S7402 laptop, and it supports 802.11b and g at present. I want to use 802.11n as well - can I just swap out the wireless card with a new PCI card?
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Ubuntu machine users logging into the same ssh session?

I'm not entirely sure of the set-up, but there is an ubuntu machine at work that we use a shared account to log in. However if anyone else is logged in on the account you enter their session. I.e. you ...
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How to access Mysql installed in windows host from ubuntu guest?

I am running Ubuntu as a guest on a Windows 7 host machine. I am using VMware Workstation to run the guests. I have installed MySQL on the host. I want to access this MySQL database from my Ubuntu ...
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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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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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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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How do I set the timezone from the CLI on Ubuntu 10.04 server?

I'm currently on an Ubuntu 10.04 server with CLI access only. The timezone is set to PDT but I want to set it to EDT. How can I achieve that from the CLI?
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Still no external sound after installing ubuntu 10.04

As suggested I upgraded. Same as before except now not even the speaker control in the application bar. Please help. Background: I have Ubuntu 9.10. Headphones appear to work fine. External ...
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Take free space on multiple machines and make one virtual hard drive (Ubuntu)?

We have a number of Ubuntu 10.04 machines connected in the LAN. Each of the machines has a lot of free space. I wish to utilize this free space such that it would create a virtual (I do not mean VHD ...
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Apt-get doesn't work anymore

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 Whenever I try to do an sudo apt-get install I get this error (this example is for sudo apt-get install virtualbox) Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Why does Pulseaudio selectively detect my sound hardware?

I am running Ubuntu Netbook Remix 10.04. I have been having some problems recently with Pulseaudio, which has traditionally worked fine for me on this netbook actually. Specifically, when I boot the ...