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

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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 ...
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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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pam_unix(cron:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0)

In my SSH log /var/log/auth.log I have the following 2 rows (which are repeated every hour): ... Jan 22 03:28:01 mam CRON[15934]: pam_unix(cron:session): session opened for user root by ...
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Fixing bad sectors

My SATA HDD (Hitachi DeskStar 7K160) seems to have 1 bad sector. Is it possible to try to fix it? I checked Hitachi's drive tools and all of them are diagnostic tools, so I don't know how much help ...
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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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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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USB barcode scanner not work in Ubuntu 10.10

I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 in my PC. After that I try to plug in USB barcode scanner, but after I have scanned some barcode, the data does not show. Why its happen? I use Scan Logic SL-1000-LR ...
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reduce laptop touch pad sensitivity in ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat installed. The problem is that the tap to click feature on my touchpad is too sensitive in ubuntu. It works fine with windows. I randomly end up clicking things ...
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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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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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Open Pst in thunderbird

I have a pst file which contains all my outlook backups. I want to import those mails into my thunderbird in Ubuntu 10.10. Though I can import it using Evolution mail client. But i like to stick to ...
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Best way to virtualize physical Windows 7 installation in Linux?

Ever since I saw a friend running Windows 7 inside Mac OS X with VMware Fusion, I've been trying to do the same on my laptop, in order to avoid having to reboot every time I have to use a Windows ...
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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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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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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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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 tell what HDMI version my system supports - Ubuntu Linux (10.10)

Looking to see if the HDMI output of my machine (with an nVIDIA GeForce 460M card) is HDMI 1.3 compatible or not. Not sure what the command is to tell that. Thanks in advance!
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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 seem to run Apache 2.2 on Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat)

Here's my error message when I run sudo apachectl start: (98)Address already in use: make_sock: could not bind to address 127.0.0.1:80 no listening sockets available, shutting down Unable to open ...
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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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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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Adverse consequences of using kill -9 for Skype termination

I currently shut Skype down by using ps ax | grep skype and then issuing kill -9 on the PIDs. There are three PIDs to be killed. What are the adverse consequences for Ubuntu that result from killing ...
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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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Need client messaging in ubuntu

I have 19 PC's running Ubuntu. I want 18 of these PCs to be able to send some message to the first PC. So, the first PC can receive all message from another PCs. But, the 1 PC is not a server. It ...
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Is my CPU temperature normal?

On my Lenovo T400 laptop, the CPU temperature is mid 40 Celsius under Ubuntu 10.10 and mid 30 Celsius under Windows 7 when the laptop just starts up. I was wondering if the temperatures are normal, ...
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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 ...