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

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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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Ubuntu doesn't detect microphone

The built in microphone of my Dell Inspiron 1525 is working fine in Windows. But it is not getting detected in Ubuntu. What can I do to make it functional.
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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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Moving linux partition so to be next to free space

I had a triple boot windows 7, Ubuntu 10.10 and Ubuntu 11.10. I deleted the partition that the 11.10 was in and now I have free space on my ext4 partition. I want to use that space which is located ...
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How do I get Windows 7 to see Ubuntu 10.10 shares?

My Windows 7 computer can't see the folders I shared on Ubuntu laptop. The other way around works fine and I can open files shared in Windows from Ubuntu. I have already tried to install and ...
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Microsoft 2010 Information Worker Demonstration Virtual Machine on VirtualBox?

Since I'm looking to improve my Sharepoint knowledge, I downloaded the 2010 Information Worker Demonstration and Evaluation Virtual Machine (SP1) from Microsoft ...
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Run xscreensaver whenever the lid is closed

How can I run xscreensaver whenever the lid is closed? I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 with the awesome window manager.
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Ubuntu/Windows dual boot

After Installing Windows 7, I lost Grub and was unable to boot Ubuntu. After booting Puppy Linux using live CD by mistake I also deleted the boot/grub folder on the Ubuntu partition. How can I boot ...
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Default folder from which commands execute

Once I upgraded to Maverick Ubuntu, bash shell in gnome-terminal starts by default at root rather than my home directory, this was easily fixable by adding a cd command in .bashrc. However, this is ...
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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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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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Just installed NVIDIA restricted driver for Ubuntu and now my Macbook Pro (6,2) only boots to CLI

I just installed NVIDIA restricted driver for Ubuntu and now my Macbook Pro (6,2) only boots to CLI. Any ideas why this might be the case? Also, how can I get my GUI back?
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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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Linux desktop slow, hard disk is lighting but cannot figure the reason from top, iostat and vmstat

I'm trying to figure out why sometimes HD lights and computer becomes very slow, but I cannot figure out the reason. Below is my iostat, vmstat and top -n 1. Any idea? mladen@mladen-desktop:~$ iostat ...
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Unable to install packages with apt-get

I was trying to install vim and g++ but I couldn't. Presently I'm using Ubuntu 10.10. I tried all that I went through the net, but no use. This how it appears every time I do. root@ubuntu:~# apt-get ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 Software Center not responding

I am trying to open the Ubuntu 10.10 Software Center. It's not opening. What could be the issue? If I try to run Software Center from the terminal I get the following error: kush@kus:~$ ...
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How to regain accidentally deleted files?

I did $ sudo python dir="bla/python2.6/dist-packages" file="bla1.egg" import shutil shutil.rmtree(dir) ...oops I should have done shutil.rmtree(file) The files didn't ...
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How to confirm sector error on a video DVD

If a DVD skips at around 21:00 mark is there anyway to relate that to kernel messages?I would like to know if the DVD format is standard enough that I could compare the time the movie skips with 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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using Ubuntu 10.10 I want my speakers and head phones as separate devices

I would like it if I could set my rear speaker jack, not surround sound rear, to be used as the system default only. I want the head phones, that plug into the front of my PC, to be silent, unless I ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 on Acer V5-472 with HD 4000

I have an Acer V5-472 with intel HD4000 graphics chipset and a built-in 1366*768 display. I have installed ubuntu 13.10 amd64 in legacy boot mode with an external monitor. Installation showed no ...
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Remove all Ruby from Ubuntu

I'm trying to start a new project with RadiantCMS, but I'm having lots of problems , because in the server are 2 different Ruby Installations. the First one , was installed following the next tut: ...
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Keyboard is behaving weird

When I try to type cle automatically the Edit-> Paste menu is opened in my terminal. After that I am not able to enter anything in the terminal by keyboard.
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How to know if the BIOS in my Macbook Pro is running in EFI mode or BIOS emulation mode when in Linux

I totally replaced OSX with Linux. In Ubuntu 10.10, how can I tell which mode the BIOS is running in? Is it better to have it running in EFI mode?
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Right-click menu mask persisting on my screen

Somethign very strange has happened on my computer. I'm running the latest install of Ubuntu, and using the latest version of chrome, though this has happened on previous builds of both. The ...
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Skype close application bug on Ubuntu

Closing Skype on Ubuntu does not work. I am running Ubuntu 10.10 and Skype 2.2.0.35. When I try to use Skype on subsequent occasions, it says Skype is still running. I have to kill it the hard way. ...
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Photoshop CS5 on Ubuntu 10.10 no longer opens after installing Internet Explorer 8

I installed Photoshop CS5 in Ubuntu 10.10 using Wine - it was working fine. Later I tried to install Internet Explorer 8 with Wine. After this, Photoshop is no longer able to load; if I click the ...
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New mail alert in Thunderbird

I successfully configured Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.15 in my Ubuntu 10.10. I want some addon for popping up the new mails alerts, some thing like New Mail alert in a separate dialog box as we can set ...
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Installing compizconfig settings manager causes “hide all normal windows and set focus to the desktop” to stop working

I've installed a CompizConfig Settings Manager on Ubuntu 10.10. A filter in the program disables "hide all normal windows and set focus to the desktop" because of a conflict. I don't know what is ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu

I used a live CD to install Ubuntu 10.10 on my HP Netbook (Mini Atom 1GHz CPU). I booted it up and then upgraded it to 11.04 Natty Narwhal. From the below I assume it got hacked, so how do I securely ...
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Nothing on Ubuntu desktop but Ubuntu color home screen

I've installed Ubuntu 10.04 - my desktop loads up but doesn't have any search icons or system search. I can log in and also right click but that's all. Nothing on the desktop but the Ubuntu color ...
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“Invalid argument” or “No such file or directory” during mounting a shared folder between Win 7 Host and Ubuntu 10.10 Guest

Host is Windows 7 and has e:\uShared as a folder to be shared with VB Guest Ubuntu 10.10 Guest is Ubuntu 10.10 and has home/darius/shfolder to be used to share files with host OS. I have gone to VB ...
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What memory settings make a reasonable compromise for OpenOffice?

Regarding the settings at the OpenOffice dialog: Tools - Options - OpenOffice.org - Memory I'm on Ubuntu 10.10 and I have 4GB on a 2.8GHz quad core x86-64 architecture machine. I would consider my ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 how to change/create password keyring

when I try to remote desktop to the server from another ubuntu machine using the remote desktop viewer, it asks me to enter the password, which I do, then the viewer pane just goes black. When I come ...
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Displaylink USB video adapter not working under Ubuntu 10.10

I just bought this USB graphics adapter and I need to use it on Ubuntu 10.10. I followed this guide, but when I ran $ ./configure && sudo make install && make check nothing ...
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Permanently changing permission of device

My question is related to a Saving permission changes for device question except it is for Ubuntu 10.10: Maverick. I just setup a FireWire audio interface. Everything works fine, except for I need ...
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Gvim with Ubuntu 10.10 transparency

Looking to see if its possible or otherwise. I also have transparency=15 Error detected while processing /home/user/.gvimrc: line 25: E518: Unknown option: transparency=15 So far have gotten ...
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Problems login ubuntu 10.10

I recently change my compiz settings for my cube and upon restarting my pc it first black screened, where it got stuck, on this screen the last command stated that it was checking the battery status, ...
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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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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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What Should i do to get PyQt4 working on Ubuntu?

Installed python-qt4 and pyqt4-dev-tools packages on ubuntu Python 2.6.6 (r266:84292, Sep 15 2010, 15:52:39) [GCC 4.4.5] on linux2 Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more ...
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ubuntu 10.10 broadcast manual?

i don't understand what to do with ubuntu 10.10 facebook broadcast? I added my facebook account and it does not work(not show people connected). Only empty fields. What to do?
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Mysql error 28 no space left on the device

I keep running in to the same problem with mysql with error code 28 which means there is not enough space left on the device. Now the weird part is that there is enough space, here are some tips i ...
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Unstable internet connection in Ubuntu 10.10

I have the exact same problem described below and while attempting to run the solution posted on that thread, I ended up losing my internet connection in Ubuntu. i have an unstable internet ...
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Installing Huawei ec156 modem on ubuntu 10.10

I have Tata Photon Data Card. It is using Huawei EC156 modem. I am using ubuntu 10.10. It is not getting detected. I tried with network connections also. But no success. Is there any way out?
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Wine MFC80.DLL Issue

I am getting the following error when trying to run winetricks vcrun2005. "vcrun2005 install completed, but installed file ...
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What is the best method to use to convert my HD video files on Ubuntu 10.10?

Recently I bought a JVC GZ-HM650 HD video camera. The camera produces *.MTS files, which Ubuntu 10.10 can't play correctly by default. I would like to convert those files, so I can edit them in my ...
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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: 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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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, ...