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

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Does Ubuntu handle the GMA 950 as well as Windows?

So I notice that eeePC 1001P can handle a pretty high resolution whereas my 1005HA, on Ubuntu, flickers when I even alt+tab. I looked for drivers and it seems they're all bundled into Ubuntu already. ...
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How to prepare a file-set of Ubuntu to fit in a CD?

I already have Ubuntu 10.10 installed and also Windows 7. I want to use Ubuntu in VirtualBox. The ISO I downloaded from the Ubuntu site got corrupted and I could not install from the burned CD. Is ...
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Remove OS from Linux Dual-Boot

I'm currently dual-booting two Linux-based operating systems on my laptop, Jolicloud and Ubuntu 10.10. How do I remove Jolicloud completely?
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Brightness controls not adjusting the brightness in ubuntu 10.10 64 bit on hp dm3t notebook

I picked up an hp dm3t laptop with intel HD graphics and installed ubuntu 10.10 64 bit on it. It works great -- the only problem is that the brightness controls on the keyboard don't work. The ...
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Cannot change permissions in symlinked dropbox directory in Ubuntu 10.10

Title pretty much says it all, but here's what I'm doing... ls -l produces this... drwx------ 1 brian brian 4096 2010-12-28 14:19 foldername -rw------- 1 brian brian 0 2010-12-28 15:54 index.html ...
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Making fdisk see software RAID 0

I am following http://grub.enbug.org/Grub2LiveCdInstallGuide and I am using software RAID 0. I am using Ubuntu 10.10 LiveCD and is trying to restore grub2 after installing Windows 7 in another ...
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Install Ubuntu 10.10 from loopback mounted ISO image

I have a laptop with a faulty BIOS that has stopped booting from CDs even though it supports it (and it doesn't support booting from USB drives). I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 on it. I already ...
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can't login to ubuntu 10.10 [closed]

I installed ubuntu 10.10 on my eee pc 901 netbook and get authentication failure on login when I type in my username and password.
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Keyboard not detected when trying to install Ubuntu 10.10

I tried to install Ubuntu 10.10 desktop edition on my laptop and unfortunately it didn't detect my keyboard (it detects my mouse) so I couldn't finish installation. Is it something wrong I'm doing? ...
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Making GRUB see software RAID 0 under Ubuntu 10.10 LiveCD

I just installed Windows 7 recently, and I expect that it would alter GRUB and it did. I've been following some guides around and I am always stuck at GRUB not able to detect the usual RAID content. ...
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What version of Ubuntu to use for Desktop with 8Gb RAM?

This may sound as a stupid question, but I am really interested whether Ubuntu Desktop i386 will be able to use all my available RAM. I want to use the latest, non-LTS version, 10.10. It says on the ...
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Ext3 partition doesn't mount on Snow Leopard using MacFUSE

I'm dual-booting OS X and Ubuntu on a Macbook 4,1. I'm trying to mount my Linux partition in OS X. I installed MacFUSE 2.0.3,2 and fuse-ext2-0.0.7 on Snow Leopard 10.6.5. I created the directory ...
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No more wireless on Ubuntu after upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10

yesterday I let the update manager install a whole bunch of updates for my 10.04 install on my MSI Notebook ER710. My wireless was just working peachy until then (with the madwifi drivers), but after ...
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What tests are there for a damaged GPU in Ubuntu?

Due to a freezing problem I've had on Ubuntu, I want to test the GPU in detail because I think it is connected to my problem. I've tried the Phoronix Test Suite but I don't think that the three ...
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convert decrypted .vobs to .avi with ffmpeg on ubuntu

I have a .vob file that has bee ripped from a dvd, when I watch the .vob its very good quality video and 5.1 english audio but when I use ffmpeg it has rubbish video and mono french audio. That was ...
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How to import an mbox file into evolution mail ubuntu?

How to import an mbox file into evolution mail ubuntu? I have a mbox file with size 2Gigs and I need to get it imported urgently into evolution. I've googled but still can't find any method. Is this ...
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ubuntu 10.10 - Get rid of the Desktop directory in home

I deleted /home/user/Desktop because I don't put anything on the Desktop. Unfortunately the directory keeps reappearing. What I tried so far is to replace XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/Desktop" with ...
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Installation of ies4linux in ubuntu 10.10

I was trying to install Internet Explorer on Ubuntu 10.10 but I was not successful. I installed Wine 1.2 and Wine-Doors and, using Wine tricks, I could run Internet Explorer, but it is crashing ...
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Ubuntu: Windows have rough and choppy edges with any graphic driver

obviously (my) Ubuntu has problems with the x window system. Every time when I move any window, this window looks rough and choppy on the edges (see http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/24439/). First ...
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Ubuntu: No screens found - What's wrong with this xorg?

due to problems with flickering und rough edges on windows, even without nvidia drivers, I try to rebuild the whole xorg by hand. I ran X -configure and got a standard xorg.conf I have to edit. I set ...
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Why can I not connect to wireless network?

I have a netbook - HP Mini. I installed Ubuntu 10.10 on it and now I can not get my wireless connection to work. What should I do?
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PC hangs and reboots from time to time

I have a very strange problem: Since I have my new PC, I have always had problems with it. From time to time the computer freezes for some seconds and suddendly reboots by itself. I've had this ...
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Why can't I connect to my windows 7 desktop through samba, but my laptop works fine?

I'm setting up a home server, ubuntu 10.10, and trying to get file sharing working. I've installed samba, followed a guide, and it works partially. I can log into the shares on ubuntu fine, and ubuntu ...
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No sound Ubuntu 10.10 (have SB Live! card)

I am new to Linux/Ubuntu and I just installed 10.10 on my Dell Desktop PC that was running Windows XP. The PC is about 5-6 years old and the sound card it has is a SoundBlaster Live! card. The Sound ...
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Installing Lexmark X1290 printer on 64-bit Ubuntu 10.10

I'm trying to install the Lexmark X1290 printer on a 64-bit Ubuntu 10.10 system. I previously had this printer working flawlessly on a 32-bit Ubuntu 10.04. I'm following the instructions from ...
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Downgrading linux

Is there any way to downgrade 10.10 to 10.04 without reinstalling linux ?
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Can't start Oowriter

I have some problems to start Open Office on Ubuntu 10.10. I've tried to start it by menu and by terminal (oowriter). Both ways are not working. It's confusing to see that starting OpenOffice by ...
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Install Ubuntu Netbook 10.10 without CD/USB/WUBI from HDD on WinXP

I have downloded the Ubuntu Netbook 10.10 ISO file. When I mount it on a Virtual drive it gives me the option to install it via CD(restart and boot from disc) or use the WUBI installer. The WUBI ...
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wpa_supplicant loops between GROUP_HANDSHAKE and COMPLETED: Intel Wifi 5100 & Belkin

I'm using Ubuntu Studio 10.10 x64. I want to get wireless networking going manually. My wireless networking works successfully in Windows 7 x64. I've also posted this question at ...
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Shutter or Gnome cannot take snapshot while a right-click menu is open

for example i select some text and right click, leave it like that (i.e. right-click menu open) and hit PrtScr button but shutter does not take the snapshot (same for gnome's default snapshot ...
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Video skips in Ubuntu 10.10 when mouse is not moving

hey, i have a dell inspiron 1545 (the one without web cam and so on), it originally had Vista, was "upgraded" to XP, and now has Ubuntu 10.10. Before i installed 10.10 when I would watch a movie or a ...
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How to make gVim transparent on Ubuntu 10.10?

I have a .gvimrc file that works fine on OS X 10.6, but won't work on Ubuntu. It contains a line that reads set transparency=15, and when i run gVim it reports: Error detected while processing ...
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sound recorder problem ubuntu 10.10 Intel D945GCL

I've installed ubuntu 10.10 on my Intel D945GCL Mother board, I'm not able to use my microphone - I've tested with front and back mike JACKs.. My Hardware selection is: Analog Stereo Duplex Sound ...
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Determine if Atom n450 CPU running slow on Ubuntu

I have an HP Mini 5102 with an Atom n450 Under Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit the maximum I can set the cpu speed to seems to be 1.3GHz This could be falsely reported but I'm not sure how to tell. I've tried ...
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How to create reusable Ubuntu image

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop and configured a lot, installed and setup lot of things on it to suit my needs. Now I want to move this setup to another machine and want to avoid all the setup ...
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Ubuntu 10 dependencies not met

I'm getting this error when trying to do an install and build (Ubuntu 10.10): checking for DEPENDENCIES... configure: error: Package requirements ( gtk+-2.0 >= 2.10.0 pygtk-2.0 ...
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HPLIP package is broken on Ubuntu

I'm running Ubuntu 10.10, and when I try to run the Update Manager, it keeps failing when attempting to install the updated hplip package. If I run it from the command-line, it shows a Python syntax ...
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How to install the latest Git version on Ubuntu 10.10?

Synaptic just gives me version 1.7.1, but I want version 1.7.3 without the need to download and build from sources.
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Check if there are changes on file system (Ubuntu 10.10)

I have to get my PC to the service because sometimes the system hangs and suddendly reboots without any reason. Anyway, I will create a test user if they want to start the computer. Moreover I think ...
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Looking for Ubuntu 10.10 driver for GeForce GT 425M GPU

It came with my Sony VAIO® VPCF133FX/H 16.4" Notebook. Ubuntu does suggest an NVIDIA driver for me, but when I install it, I cannot boot back in normally. I have to boot into a failsafe mode, then ...
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Mininum font size “12” in Firefox (>3.6.12) - default setting?

I'm designing a new webpage and saw that Firefox has set a minimum font size of 12. Is this just a misconfiguration of my own browser, or is this really a default setting of Firefox? In the latter ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 on a Mac Mini 2010 (Model #A1347) Boot up problem - blank screen

Ubuntu 10.10 on a Mac Mini 2010 (Model #A1347) Hi, I just bought a Mac Mini with the following specs: 2.4ghz Intel core 2 Duo Nvidia Geforce 320M graphics HDMI and Mini display port I installed ...
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How to keep/back up my entire Firefox profile, including the saved passwords

I am using Ubuntu, and I need to reinstall it. I have tons of sites for which Firefox manages my access credentials. How do I back it up and reattach it to the Firefox installation I'll have after I ...
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Installing Ubuntu 10.10 on Sony VAIO VPCF133FX/H 16.4 inches. Will it work?

The exact spec of my model can be found here: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6700956&CatId=4938 I am trying to install the 64-bit version, ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 10.10

I'm not able to hear any sounds from my PC after installing Ubuntu 10.10. Videos and mp3 files are all playing but no sound comes out of my PC. I formatted my previous Ubuntu 9.04 and did a clean ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 running on Acer Aspire 5315 Laptop keeps shutting down unexpectedly

Basically the title says it all - I have an Acer Aspire 5315 laptop on which I've installed 'Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop i386' from a bootable flash drive and while using the system thereafter all seems to ...
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screen remains black after screen lock

My new installation of Ubuntu 10.10 by default locks the screen after doing nothing for 5 minutes. This is just what I want, but after that I am not able to unlock it again. The screen remains black ...
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Make Unity Usable/Downgrade

After 20-ish hours of upgrading (slow Internet+forgetting to disable sleep mode) I finally finished upgrading my netbook to 10.10. Problem is, Unity doesn't work on it because of its extremely slow ...
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Using dhcpcd to reset manually set interface

Use dhcpcd to get IP address (dhcpcd -p eth0) Manually change the IP address (ifconfig eth0 x.x.x.x) Kill dhcpcd (dhcpcd -k eth0) Restart dhcpcd (dhcpcd -p eth0) In this case dhcpcd will not set ...
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Unable to cd to directory which I own with permissions 777

This is on a customized Ubuntu 10.10 LiveCD. I have a directory which the default user "ubuntu" owns, and the permissions on the directory is 777. I'm unable to cd into the directory as ubuntu user. ...