Ubuntu 11.04 (aka Natty Narwhal) is the 14th release of the Ubuntu Linux distribution.

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Change Ubuntu 11 scrollbars back to the old style

The question: I've installed Ubuntu 11.04 and the new scrollbars in Nautilus, GEdit, etc. are driving me insane! How do I go back to the old (Ubuntu 10.10 and earlier) scrollbars? The explanation ...
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sudo keeps asking me for my password in fish shell

sudo in Ubuntu keeps asking me for my password for every command. Previously, I only had to enter the password once, and then it would be remembered for a period of time. This recently changed, ...
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How to install the latest version of Ruby and Ruby on Rails in Ubuntu?

I installed Ruby with the command apt-get install ruby1.9.1, but when I enter ruby in the console, nothing happens. I have to use the command ruby1.9.1-v ruby 1.9.2p0 (2010-08-18 revision 29036) ...
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How to automatically execute a shell script when logging into Ubuntu

How do I get a script to execute automatically when I log in? Not when the machine starts up, and not for all users, but only when I (or any specific user with the script) login via the GNOME UI. ...
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How to use arrow keys while navigating through file tree?

How can I use the arrow keys (right and left) to fold or unfold directories (tree nodes) within e.g. Nautilus or Eclipse instead of using the space bar? Is it possible to bind this? (Note: This is ...
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Making Synaptics Palm Detection Work Under Ubuntu 11.04

I'm currently using a MacBook Pro (5,5) with Ubuntu 11.04. Everything works great except palm detection with the Synaptics driver. If I use the "multitouch" driver, palm detection works great. In the ...
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installing the latest R version (2.13.0) on Ubuntu 11.04

I just upgraded my Ubuntu desktop 10.10 to 11.04. I everything works fine except when trying to update the current R 2.12.1 to R 2.13.0. I followed the readme: ...
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Re-enable editable file path in Nautilus

I'm using Gnome Shell with Ubuntu 11.04. I'm liking it a lot so far, but the only issue is the fact I can't type a file path into Nautilus; I only get the silly breadcrumb buttons. Can someone point ...
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Newly upgraded Ubuntu 11.04 VM not booting

I have just upgraded to 11.04 on my VirtualBox VM, and after I start it, it begins to load, but it stops at the line * Checking battery state... [ OK ] I have tried the recovery mode, but to no ...
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Gnome: Change title of current terminal from bash command line

I know there are options to start a new terminal with a specified title, and that is is possible to change the title from a terminal using the menu: 'Terminal' -> Set Title. However, I want to change ...
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PHP Fatal error: Call to undefined method PEAR::raiseErro() in /usr/share/php/PEAR/REST.php on line 165

when running pear upgrade the following error is raised: PHP Fatal error: Call to undefined method PEAR::raiseErro() in /usr/share/php/PEAR/REST.php on line 165 PHP Stack trace: PHP 1. ...
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Does the Latest Ubuntu Download (.iso file) contain latest fixes?

If I go to the website and download the ISO file is it the exact same one that was released in April or will it contain the latest patches (e.g. security fixes, etc) that have been release since then? ...
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Natty freezes constantly after install

I've just installed 11.04 and now at random everything freezes. The keyboard responds but the only thing that seems to unlock it is a reisub. I never had this problem before and I've had this computer ...
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List files beginning with underscores first when using `ls -l`

I'm using ubuntu (natty), and when I use ls -l, the files are listed, but apparently the sorting algo ignores any special characters. For ages I've used underscores to mark special folders. And it ...
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How do I open gnome-terminal in a maximized window by default?

I am using Ubuntu 11.04. When I launch gnome-terminal, how do I make it open in a maximized window by default? Currently it's only taking part of the screen and I always have to maximise the window. ...
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Icons in Ubuntu 11.04 + Unity are wrong

I am running Ubuntu 11.04 Desktop (32-bit) in a virtual box instance. I have the VM running with the new Unity desktop and it working fine except the icon set and the toolbar are showing up as the ...
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How can I disable the wheel-button paste feature in Ubuntu?

In Ubuntu, the mouse middle-button (wheel-button) pastes the clipboard contents when clicked. When I'm scrolling it keeps pasting things between my codes and most times I don't notice. I can solve ...
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Bitcoin synchronization freezes my computer

I've a fairly decent laptop, with good CPU, 4Go of ram and a SSD harddrive. Nevertheless, when I run the bitcoin client (0.4 or 0.5), the whole computer freezes for several minutes then is usable for ...
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VirtualBox freezes when using anything but NAT

I have an Ubuntu(10.04.3 64bit server) guest VM on an ubuntu(11.04 64bit desktop) host. The guest VM defaulted to the first network adapter as NAT. Now I want to enable bridged mode, but every other ...
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Open and layout multiple applications on Ubuntu desktop with a single command

Is it possible on Ubuntu to open, automatically size and layout multiple applications with a single command? Solution with no requirements of advanced system administration skills are gratefully ...
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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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How can I make my shell behave like vim?

How can I make my shell behave like vim? I've seen other developers do it but I never got it installed/set up on my machine. Ubuntu 11.04
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I accidentally chmodded the file system root - how can I revert this?

I am using Ubuntu 11.04. I mistyped and wrote sudo chmod 444 / instead of writing /home. Everything went blank and icons started disappearing, and now when I try to run Ubuntu, it hangs on the ...
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“No such file or directory” for /bin/awk on Ubuntu

How can I install awk in this version of Ubuntu 11? I installed it from Ubuntu Software Center and I cannot use it. I'm trying to run an awk script: #!/bin/awk Begin { print strftime("ora ...
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cat: /tmp/st.socket No such device or address

I am getting this report when i use the cat to view files within the /tmp directory. cat /tmp/st.socket cat: /tmp/st.socket No such device or address Cheers
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Apple Aluminum Keyboard and Ubunutu 11.04

I have connected this Apple Aluminum keyboard to my Ubuntu-running PC. The thing is, F (function) keys are not working as I want them to work. There are eject key, and volume keys (keys with icons), ...
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Ubuntu restarts randomly

Since I updated to 11.04 my Computer seems to restart randomly. The screen goes black, sometimes it comes back If I move the mouse or press a key on the keyboard (but maybe that was just coincidence) ...
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How to install Ubuntu 11.04?

I have a new question, how to install Ubuntu 11.04? I want step by step instruction because I am afraid to ruin my main OS - Windows. I want to install on another partition and I want to know how to ...
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Computer only running with live CD

The issue: When using the computer for a little while, it just freezes. The time that it takes varies from 10 minutes to an hour and half, but never longer than 2 hours. When it freezes I have to ...
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Hardware acceleration on Ubuntu

I have a Thinkpad x120e with AMD Radeon HD 6300 graphics. Under Windows 7, the machine can play full screen 1080p videos on YouTube well with some occasional hiccups, and 720p videos with no problem ...
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Installing existing Ubuntu 11.04 (guest) in VirtualBox on Windows 7 (host)

I have successfully installed existing Ubuntu 10.10 on Windows 7 host as explained in this blog post. Everything worked. I did a clean install of Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Then I tried to follow the same ...
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VMware tools are not compatible with Ubuntu 11.04

I upgraded Ubuntu to the latest version (11.04) on VMware 7 with a lot of effort to boot the virtual computer from GRUB CLI. Then I reinstalled the VMware tools again since I couldn't run Unity Mode. ...
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disable everything in update-motd.d dir in ubuntu server

mitjab@server:/etc/update-motd.d$ dir 00-header 10-help-text 91-release-upgrade 98-fsck-at-reboot 99-footer mitjab@server:/etc/update-motd.d$ i need to remove all auto updates or notifiers in my ...
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Does Windows 7 deleted files generated during hibernation?

Somebody was using my Windows 7 and she hibernated it instead of shutting down. Later, I booted up Ubuntu and moved about 2GB worth of files from the Ubuntu partition to the Windows partition. After ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 fresh install - “Input signal out of range” or “Mode not supported…”

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 using a CD .iso. Installation went fine. Upon completion I rebooted and after a second or two I got a black screen with the message "Input signal out of range". ...
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bash:terminal access to camera files? (mounted as “gphoto2://[usb:001,003]/DCIM/…” - can't find them!

I cannot find any of my camera image files (connected via USB), despite them being listed in Nautilus (Ubuntu 11.04), labeled gphoto2://[usb:001,003]/DCIM/104_0308/... How can I cd to that location??
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Why java -version returning a different version than the one defined in JAVA_HOME?

I am trying to set JAVA_HOME in Ubuntu OS. I have copied jdk 1.7 in /usr/lib/jvm and set JAVA_HOME in /etc/profile file. Contents of /usr/lib/jvm folder are as follows : shekhar@ubuntu:~$ ls ...
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How do I find out how my USB/harddrive has been formatted on Linux?

I for some reason can't find anything on google that tells me how to figure out what my drive has been formatted to. Any search for my question gives me results for "how to format" and not "what my ...
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How do I force Ubuntu to renew its knowledge about hardware and install proper drivers?

I changed to another motherboard. How do I force Ubuntu to renew its knowledge about hardware and install proper drivers?
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how to see size of a window while resizing in ubuntu 11.04

before, i used ubuntu 10.04. i would resize gvim window and would see it's size while resizing. A small box would show rows x columns. this behavior is absent in ubuntu 11.04. does anyone know how to ...
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Attempted to update to Natty Narhwal (11.04 alpha 3), Power was interrupted

I set up my computer to run the update overnight; my grandmother said it was making a lot of noise so she shut it off. Trouble is, the upgrade didn't finish. Now, Xorg refuses to start; the computer ...
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How to auto save passwords in Firefox?

Whenever I log in to Gmail or Facebook, Firefox ask whether to 'Remember password'. I am looking for add ons / plugin for Firefox which will do this but is it possible to set up Firefox to auto save ...
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'Cloning' Ubuntu to my other PC?

I searched for available options and see mention of Clonezilla and Remastersys - but nothing I found answered my question completely... My home PC is just a generic one, and now that I changed it to ...
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Suggestions for data recovery from an external hard-disk

Recently when I was installing Ubuntu on my Laptop, I had an external 500 GB SeaGate hard-drive attached to the Laptop. During the installation setup Ubuntu asked where I would like to have my ...
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Dragging windows in Ubuntu Unity

I updated Ubuntu to version 11.04 and it uses Unity. I noticed that for most programs, I can't simply drag them around like I used to. I have to hold the alt key in order to drag them around. Is this ...
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How do I change the 3D view to a 2D view in Ubuntu 11.10?

I have install Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop. It loads a 3D view. I want to change it to 2D . How can I change it?
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Disable SSH Timeouts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ssh terminal session times out, how can this be changed When ever I connect to a server using SSH with multiple windows, few connections get closed. It is probably ...
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Can I install Ubuntu apt-get packages offline?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my system. I don't have any Internet connection to the system. How can I install various packages? Is there a package collection available as CD/DVD (which I can ...
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Does apache server need a router to connect?

I am trying to set up an apache server on Ubuntu 11.04. I am plugged directly into the wall at my apt complex and I do not have a router. I was able to connect it through my roommates router and ...
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What do I need to remotely control a computer using rdesktop?

I need to be able to work from home (Ubuntu 11.04) on a computer at work (Windows XP), so I thought I could simply use rdesktop and enter the proper credentials, but it seems it's a little more ...