Ubuntu 10.10 (aka Maverick Meerkat) is the 13th release of the Ubuntu Linux distribution.

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Clear drop-down history of Firefox

I was wondering how to clear the following privacy in Firefox 3.6.16: when typing address in the address bar, the history meeting the partial typing provided by auto-completion. without doing ...
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How to swap ctrl and caps lock using xmodmap

Or any other tool, but I prefer xmodmap. I tried this: remove Lock = Caps_Lock remove Control = Control_L keysym Control_L = Caps_Lock keysym Caps_Lock = Control_L add Lock = Caps_Lock add Control = ...
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how to write into file after doing sudo vi /dir to file

i have ubuntu 10.10 installed on a box. and i ssh to it from another computer. when i do sudo vi /var/www/page.php i enter a text editor. when when i try to type i hear that ding noise as in i cant ...
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Cannot install Skype on ubuntu 10.10

I tried to install skype on my ubuntu 10.10 resulting in the following error. I even made changes to sources.list adding maverick partner. Still cannot get it to install The following packages ...
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Swap fn and ctrl keys on IdeaPad

I just got a brand new IdeaPad G560 and installed Ubuntu 10.10 on it. Now I'd like to remap the fn key to control (I don't really care about remapping control to fn since I got another fn I use more). ...
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Gnome 3 on Ubuntu 10.04 / 10.10

Is it possible to install Gnome 3 (relased on 6th April)on Ubuntu 10.04 or 10.10 ? And if i can can can i revert back to the earlier version ?
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WiFi (USB) extremely slow with Ubuntu

I have a dual boot setup with Win 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 My internet connection is through a D-Link USB Wifi adapter. In windows, everything is hunky dory, but as soon as I start browsing in Ubuntu, ...
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Why my internet connection works little faster on Ubuntu than on Windows 7?

I notice good download and upload speed on Ubuntu 10.10, but a bit slower on Windows 7. Why?
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How to make Ubuntu automatically detect “Always connected” DSL connection?

Ubuntu is not detecting my internet connection automatically. It is a DSL connection that is always online. How to make Ubuntu detect it automatically? I am using Ubuntu 10.10.
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How to restore grub 2 for ubuntu 10.10?

After installing XP my grub is lost. How to restore it? I refer to a site and did below but that is not solving my problem ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes ...
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Get process memory consumption

I need a command that can get the memory consumption of a process called "job_runner_o". Running ubuntu 10.10 Any thoughts?
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Gnuplot GUI for Ubuntu 10.10

Is there a Gnuplot GUI (equivalent to wgnuplot.exe) for Ubuntu ?
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Synergy 1.4.2 locks up server machine w/out connection

If the connection between the server (in my case Windows 7 64bit, synergy 1.4.2) and the client (Ubuntu 10.10, synergy 1.4.2) is lost the pointer and keyboard stay on the client machine, making ...
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ls - default arguments to save time

How do I set ls so that when I type ls it actually runs ls -l. This Sounds minor but I'm trying to save keystrokes wherever I can. This is on Ubuntu 10.10.
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How to re-enable my touchpad on Linux?

My touchpad is not working in my user on Ubuntu 10.10. However, when I logon as another user it works fine. I tried using synclient on my user and it says that TouchpadOff=1. I wonder what could be ...
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Latest Ubuntu Release vs Ubuntu LTS [closed]

I have recently shifted to Ubuntu , and i have installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my Desktop , which i mostly use for listening to music, watching movies , browsing the net . But on my laptop which i use ...
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Can't install Guest Additions using VirtualBox, Ubuntu guest OS, Win7 host OS

I'm new to VirtualBox and Linux. I've set up VirtualBox 4.0.4 on Windows 7. Successfully created a virtual machine running Ubuntu server 10.10 64 bit. I'm trying to set up Shared Folders. Prerequisite ...
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Ubuntu & Android: Sharing a tethered internet connection of a phone & laptop with another laptop through ethernet

First off let me explain the problem I'm trying to solve: I have an Android 2.2 phone that tethers its internet connection through USB to a laptop running Ubuntu 10.10. What I want to do is share ...
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Ubuntu Maverick wont work with my external speakers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu Maverick wont work with my external speakers Hello guys. I've installed Ubuntu Maverick in my laptop and everything works great. I can hear sounds and everything, ...
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Ubuntu Maverick wont work with my external speakers

My laptop is running Ubuntu Maverick and sounds works great, but when I connect headphones or external speakers, nothing changes. Sounds keeps coming out just from the laptop speakers. I?ve tried all ...
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Is my install 32 or 64bit?

I'm trying to find out if my Ubuntu install is 32 or 64bit. The best I can find is "i686" does this mean its 32 bit? Whats the correct way of finding out if the Ubuntu installed on my laptop is 32 ...
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ubuntu right click menu problem

When I right click a .PDF file, the first choice is to use Acrobat Reader 9. The second choice is the "open with" menu and it has Acrobat Reader 9 (again), Open Office, and others. The trouble is ...
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Ubuntu dual boot install in 2nd partion

Have Asus U52F with Win 7 in first partition. I want to install ubuntu 10.10 in second partiton and create dual boot. I have the 10.10 ISO. I also have the 10.4 live boot which won't boot in Win 7. ...
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Xvnc4 started from xinetd only displays empty gray X screen

I'm attempting to setup an Ubuntu 10.10 box so that anyone can connect to port 5900 and be greeted by the gdm login manager. To do so, I added a vnc entry in /etc/services and I am starting Xvnc4 ...
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Where do I find youtube video's that I'm playing on Ubuntu?

I'm using Mozilla Firefox on Ubuntu 10.10, suddenly I don't find the video I'm browsing in "/tmp" nor in the browser cache "/home/.mozilla/firefox/cache", where else can I find the streaming video ...
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Domain names for web interfaces

I've got a home server running Ubuntu Server 10.10 and I've got a few things installed on it like uTorrent, and a Minecraft server. Utorrent has a web UI that can be accessed at IP:8081 and the ...
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Computer randomly shuts off? [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 and I've had this issue for a while (not just with Ubuntu). I figured I'd ask some people who know what they're talking about to get a feel for what the problem is. I built ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 Gmail, Midori and GTK2 customization madness

This is related to my question here Midori is a browser that obeys my GTK2 customizations EXCEPT when it comes to Gmail. There are several parts to this conundrum: Midori displays scrollbars on ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 Screenshot of active window doesn't work

Ubuntu 10.10 Screenshot of full screen works. Screenshot of "selected area" works. But Screenshot of current (active) window doesn't. Nothing happens. The save screenshot window doesn't open. Tried ...
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How can I recover a broken Windows admin account on a machine that runs both Win7 and Ubuntu 10.10?

I'm using a Compaq 610 laptop running Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows 7. I left a Windows 7 administrator account logged in in the morning, but when I try to log on now, I get the error message The user ...
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Is a fresh server install needed?

I have an Ubuntu 10.10 server at home that I've been playing around with, attempting to get a Railo/CFML web server setup on. The issue is that after playing around with so many different ...
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Can't delete Linux folder in Windows / Dos - no 8.3 filename

Same problem as this question - Can't delete folder in Windows 7 - I have a folder I created in Ubuntu, and from Windows I cannot delete the folder. "Could not find this item: This is no longer ...
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How to create a new profile for Google Chrome?

How can I set two or more Chrome profiles in Ubuntu 10.10 ?
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Ubuntu - No gnome-panels, no right-click, no internet, no hotkeys

Hey guys, I've been using Ubuntu (Maverick 10.10) on my desktop (ATI Radeon 5830) for about 3 weeks now, but all of a sudden I am unable to even use my computer. As soon as I start up, I see my ...
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Buttons functionality in Ubuntu on a Macbook pro

I have installed Ubuntu (10.10) on a Macbook pro (6,2). Does anyone know how to get the following buttons functionality: - Delete (fn+backspace doesn't work) - Home - End The keyboard does not have ...
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Ubuntu Alert: /dev/mapper/localhost-root does not exist. Dropping to a shell

I'm currently using Ubuntu Maverick, and whenever I try to use a kernel newer than 2.6.32-21, I get this message: ALERT! /dev/mapper/localhost-root does not exist. Dropping to a shell! Does ...
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32 bit or 64 bit OS on a 512 mb VPS?

I am planning to rent a VPS service with following basic specification: 512mb of RAM 1 CPU 20gb HDD (4gb of it is swap) Ubuntu 10.10 server I am able to choose between a 32 bit or 64 bit install ...
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Samba share issue with sharing directories on NTFS/FAT32 (Mounted Drives)?

I have some strange problems with Samba server. I am using samba Version 3.5.4 on Ubuntu 10.10. I have two Windows-XP machines, one on VirtualBox on Ubuntu and another office laptop. Windows machine ...
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Can't see more than the first few lines in an SSH connection

I need some help for SSH buffer size. I have a vista machine at home and i have installed "Free SSHD" on it. I also have Dynamic DNS setup to access some of my home lab equipment which are connected ...
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Samba / Netatalk on the same folder

I have set up a remote netatalk over ssh share for my home network (Mac only) now I want to access the files with a Windows PC. Netatalk gives access to the home folder of the connected user. Now: ...
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File Server Partitioning

I am looking at turning a PC with a 1TB hard drive into a file server. What is the "best practice"/recommended filesystem for such a server? I was initially thinking of creating a seperate partition ...
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How can I get a new IP from DHCP?

I connect to internet via my dorm's ethernet and IP addresses are assigned by DHCP. I tried sudo dhclient -r dhclient but that doesn't work. are there another commands i can issue? p.s: I don't ...
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Ubuntu Linux Gnome Desktop Launcher Icon formats?

A few years back PNG graphics could be used as launcher icons. This does not work on Ubuntu 10.10, while SVG works. Is there any reliable documentation?
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Ubuntu 10.10 on EEE: how to free up disk space

I have an Ubuntu EEE 701, 4GB flash harddrive. It has about 180MB free. How can I free up space? If I remove applications, it doesn't seem to free up space. I do have a 4GB sd-card, but for some ...
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How to fix Ubuntu 10.10 black screen from terminal?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Desktop 10.10 on an Intel Atom mainboard (Intel D945GCLF2) with CRT that has been running Ubuntu 9.x previously. Both, Desktop live CD / installer and alternate install CD ...
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Can I install two Ubuntu versions on the same machine?

I have Ubuntu 10.10 32 bit already installed on my machine. I am using MongoDB and it does not work properly with 32 bit machine. So I want to install 64 bit Ubuntu 10.10 on my system on another ...
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read data on ntfs partition - ubuntu

I had a win xp with an NTFS partion for programs (c:) and I installed ubuntu 10.10 on it. I will use ubuntu from now on. On the disk there was a space for the NTFS partition and free space. I created ...
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Is there a way to group and hide tray/notification area icons in Ubuntu?

tray icons take a lot of space. is there a solution that is similar to windows 7, where the tray icons are grouped together and hidden? any other way to reduce the number of tray icons? one way i can ...
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Linux Directories to Map to SSD

I am going to do a reinstall of Ubuntu on my workstation and have an SSD in there. Which directories would you map to the SSD during installation for the following criteria: Rather not blast it with ...
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Is it possible to route only a specific application through a VPN?

I've recently purchased a VPN from vpntunnel.se and was wondering if it was possible to use it for specific applications (Firefox, xchat etc) Also i'm having a little trouble setting up the the VPN ...