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

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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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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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Unable to open env file: /etc/default/locale: No such file or directory

In my SSH log /var/log/auth.log I have the following error message Unable to open env file: /etc/default/locale: No such file or directory Any suggestions regarding the cause and how to fix ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 10.10 graphics card

I have Dell studio 15 laptop. I have installed a ubuntu 10.10. When ever I boot Ubuntu it comes up with a error message saying graphics card driver not found or not dedicated. But I have updated my ...
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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 search for files with Linux?

Do you know a good way to find a file or content by name recursively similar to the ms-windows function search with Linux? I can do find . | grep test.html suspecting it's not the best. Thanks for any ...
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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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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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How to lock Ubuntu home screen as Windows (WIN-L)

How to lock Ubuntu home screen as Windows i.e., WIN-L
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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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using ubuntu-server in full screen mode - VirtualBox

I have installed ubuntu-server 11.10 in virtual box. but unfortunately the screen is small. I installed VirtualBox guest additions to see it full screen(like what I do for windows). Now it is ...
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What is the point of the xorg package in Ubuntu?

I am about to do a minimal installation of Ubuntu 10.10. First, I'll do a command-line install with the minimal Ubuntu cd. Second, I want to install a minimal version of gnome. So I am simply looking ...
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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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Is it possible to have two package management systems (.deb and .rpm) on one system?

Is it possible to have more than one package management system on one system? Example: RPM, deb and .txz on the same partition of Ubuntu. If it isn't possible, why not?
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Ubuntu: Reset $PATH to factory default

I just made a mistake when adding a directory to path, and executed $ PATH=/path/to/my/directory/ instead of $ PATH=/path/to/my/directory/:$PATH Consequently, my $PATH variable now contains only ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 network card detection problem

Most of the time my network cable is not detected in Ubuntu. my system config mercury motherboard via inbuilt ethernetcard ifconfig result lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet ...
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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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Downgrading linux

Is there any way to downgrade 10.10 to 10.04 without reinstalling linux ?
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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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Dual boot GRUB error

I recently vacuumed my computer, and when I turned it on afterwards I got a grub error saying no such device. I have a 80 Gb SSD running Win 7 and a 500 Gb spinny where Ubuntu wa installed. When I ...
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Create Vmware image from exisiting Ubuntu installation

I have been stuck on a netbook since last year due to budget constraints, but finally managed to get a decent laptop from a very generous person. Now my ubuntu installation in the netbook has all my ...
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VirtualBox: booting cloned disk

I'm trying to boot an existing Windows XP installation under Linux. It was a piece of cake under VMWare Fusion, but I've been pulling my hair out to do the same thing on Ubuntu 10.10. First I tried ...
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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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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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power management of USB-enclosed hard drives

With a typical USB hard drive enclosure, is the full range of drive power management functionality available? In what may be an unrelated matter: is it possible to suspend a PC without unmounting an ...
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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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Permanently changing permission of FireWire device

I just setup a FireWire audio interface. Everything works fine, except for I need rw-rw-rw- permissions on /dev/fw0. I can always sudo chmod 666 /dev/fw0 just before setting the thing up, but then it ...
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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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Alternative applications for Cisco VPN client on Ubuntu 10.10

I use Cisco Systems' VPN Client v5.0 on Windows 7 to connect to my work environment. My VPN profile is available as a PCF file. I would occasionally like to use Ubuntu 10.10. Are there any ...
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How to unzip files via an FTP connection?

I have connected to my remote server via FTP and I got a directory listing. I have few zip files in the list. Is it possible to unzip the file (Ex: test.zip)?. If yes, what is the command?
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vmware linux headers not found for ubuntu 10.10?

I've installed Vmware 6.5 on Ubuntu 10.10... when I start vmware player/workstation its asking for linux kernel header for some compilation but I'm not able to find the appropriate package, see the ...
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Ubuntu 10.10: getting appropiate monitor resolution for lcd hdtv

I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 x86_64 version, with Nvidia 9800 GT, installed 270.41.06 Nvidia drivers following this guide. I have a LG42LH30FR LCD TV connected with the dvi link -> RGB PC input I'm able ...
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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 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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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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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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How to enable power management on startup in Ubuntu 10.10

I accidentally removed the power management program in the System > Preferences > Startup Applications panel and ever since I have had to go to System > Preferences and then run Power Management just ...
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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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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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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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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 ...