Ubuntu 11.10 (aka Oneiric Ocelot) is the 15th release of the Ubuntu Linux distribution.

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Can't connect to wi-fi hotspot in Ubuntu 11.10

I'm new to Ubuntu. I'm having a wireless network problem in Ubuntu 11.10. I made a hotspot using Connectify from a computer which is running Windows 7. I can access it in Windows 7 but not in Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu Server 11.10 interfaces file unreadable

I am configuring ubuntu server 11.10 to go from dhcp to static and whenever I try to restart my networking manager, I get the error: command ran: sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart ...
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Bluetooth pairing on the command line in Ubuntu 11.10

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 and try to connect to a Bluetooth device from the command line but I always need to enter the PIN in a graphical dialog box. The commands I use: root@ubuntu:~# hcitool scan ...
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Make GRUB 2 boot Windows 8 safe mode

I have a dual boot configuration: Windows 8 Consumer and Ubuntu 11.10. I tried to install the Asus drivers for my motherboard (P8Z68-V LE EFI) in windows 8, and i now get bluescreens when starting ...
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Changing Ubuntu Wallpaper Using Terminal or From command Line

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 with Gnome Shell and unity and I was wondering how to change the desktop wallpaper form terminal or command line . I found the following but i can't seem to get it to work , ...
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Have a desktop wallpaper show as one image across three monitors?

I am running Ubuntu 11.10, and I have three monitors plugged in. How can I have one single image across every single monitor plugged into the machine?
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Ubuntu/Toshiba Fan Speed Issue

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 AMD64 on my Toshiba laptop (L505D-S5965). After I boot into the OS, my fan works perfectly being mostly quiet. Recently, I noticed that whenever I resume from system ...
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Cannot install or build virtualbox kernel driver in Ubuntu 11.10 64bit

I'm trying to install virtualbox-4.1 (from the virtualbox.org apt source) on Ubuntu 11.10 and it will not install the kernel driver: * Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules ...
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Default printer drivers vs. Manufacter's printer drivers

I have an Epson Stylus CX 3700. I plugged it into a laptop with Ubuntu 11.10 and the printer works just fine without me installing the driver that came with it. Is there an advantage to using the ...
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Small font all 'new' messages suddenly in Gmail on Ubuntu in Opera, why?

This seemed to happen out of the blue. I have been using Opera for years. I can't find anywhere in Gmail to change the default font that is used in Opera. Ubuntu is Version 11 Opera is version 11.6 ...
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Can offlineimap do a one-way sync?

I love the free webmail services out there but hate having years of mail tied up in one of these products. I'm looking for a way to cache a mailbox locally but still be able to access it from a ...
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Firestarter device not ready when booting Ubuntu

I am trying to get firestarter running on Ubuntu 11.10 and I am getting an error: Failed to start Firewall The device eth1 is not ready. Please check your network device settings and make sure ...
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Elusive character encoding issue [duplicate]

I posted this question almost one year ago: Vim scripting with Tcl: encoding mismatch It's never been solved. I assumed it was a problem with Vim, but today I was reading some Pentadactyl ...
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How can I fix chromium-browser's “Aw, Snap!” bug without loosing ALL of my user profile?

I'm getting the "Aw, Snap!" bug quite often these days when trying to watch videos with chromium-browser on ubuntu 11.10. The help page says that my user profile is broken, and while creating a new ...
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Will Network Simulator work in Ubuntu when it's installed on an external hard drive?

I want to install Ubuntu 11.10 on my external hardisk in order to do my assignment running NS (Network Simulator). Can NS be running or working properly if my Ubuntu installed on an external hard ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 ATI Drivers vesa park

This is probably not an issue, from all I can get it seems my hardware and drivers are properly installed. However when I go to system settings -> system info -> graphics. I get Driver: VESA:PARK. ...
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System restarts automatically

I have installed both Ubuntu 11.10 and Windows 7. My system was working fine when suddenly I got the blue screen of death (bsod) while logging into windows 7. It said about the ACPI compliant and when ...
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How do I install SOX on UBuntu 11.0 with all format supported packages?

I tried to install SOX ( Swiss Army knife of sound processing programs ) on Ubuntu 11.10. At first, I tried with apt-get install sox, it installed successfully but it couldn't convert wav to mp3. Then ...
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How do I properly dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 on an UEFI system?

I have an HP Z210 with Windows 7, which is UEFI based. I'd like to dual boot it to Ubuntu 11.10 with GRUB2, but am having problems due to the UEFI. The install CD goes to the end, but then the ...
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Black screen appears when booting new install of Ubuntu 11.10 on my desktop, cannot access Grub menu to fix

I installed 11.10 on my desktop PC but get a black screen after the BIOS screen when I try to boot it. I was able to run 10.04.04 on my hard drive before installing 11.10 and I am also able to use ...
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Can Git be used when “experimenting”, changing drivers and software on Linux?

I have no idea how to use any backup software with Linux, but I do know Git. I hope this isn't a silly question as the obvious answer is to use some form of backup software, perhaps - but, I was ...
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Key bindings in zshrc do not take any effect

I have just switched to zsh, and I would like to bind Home, End and Delete keys such that they would act similar to how they do in bash. I have found some commands that work if I enter them directly ...
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Can I use an RSA SecurID software token on Ubuntu Linux?

I have Windows, Mac, and Linux computers; but I am only able to connect to some of my company's websites through the Windows and Mac machines at the moment because they are the only ones with RSA ...
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Can I make Ubuntu 11.10's desktop look like 11.04's Ubuntu Classic?

I updated to 11.10 today and Unity has absolutely driven me nuts. Is there a way to bring 11.04's Classic Desktop back to 11.10? I tried KDE and I don't find it similar enough to be happy. I tried ...
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How can I add a script to the Gnome 3 launcher

Programs like eclipse and intellij are launched via scripts, how can I add those programs to the gnome 3 launcher? Thank you.
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Ubuntu server: ssh login is very slow

I have a server hooked directly up to the internet, no router. But when I go to login to ssh it is VERY slow. It is not the connection as you can see here by the response time on this ping: What ...
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Ubuntu error Cannot mount USB drive Not Authorized

I have a Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop. Until now I was able to mount any external drives (USB flash drives which have FAT, SD Cards having ext4 partitions/filesystems using USB SD Card adapters). Both of ...
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Error trying to get tmux 1.6 installed - E: Unable to locate package libevent

$ pwd $ /home/durrantm/Downloads/tmux-1.6 durrantm.../tmux-1.6$ ./configure && make checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c checking whether build environment is sane... ...
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chown does not apply owner change

I'm having a problem with Dropbox which seems to be quite common (the problem apperas on all sorts of systems - I'm running on Ubuntu 11.10). From the reading I've done, it seems the problem is that ...
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Linux: coloring bash prompt will break carriage return

When I try to colorize the bash prompt like this: export PS1="\e[0;31m[\u@\h \W]\$ \e[m " it breaks the carriage return (instead of going to a new line when line is full, it starts in the same line ...
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“error: no such device” at boot in Ubuntu Server 11.10 with Raid1

I have a configuration of 4 HDD's as RAID1 2 pairs of 2 HDD's. The first RAID1 pair is for the system, so I just made an 40GB space for swap, and the rest of it for the root. The second pair of ...
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check what uses the disk space on ubuntu

I don not know what is using my disk space. I tried df and du commands to check the system storage used they both show diff results ubuntu@ip-111-121-42-198:~$ df -h Filesystem Size ...
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How do I prevent Skype notifications during a call

If I am on a Skype call with a person (with Share Screen Option switched ON), I don't want to get notified if someone calls me or messages me. They shouldn't know who my contacts are. What should I do ...
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Recover Linux terminal command history behaviour after Ubuntu upgrade

I would like to recover Linux terminal command history behaviour after updating from Ubuntu 10.04 to 11.10. I lost the great terminal feature of accessing recent commands through the up and down ...
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I want to install openresty in my ubuntu

I had downloaded ngx_openresty-1.2.6.6.tar.gz (stable release) from http://openresty.org/ and I had done these commands on terminal: tar xzvf ngx_openresty-VERSION.tar.gz cd ngx_openresty-VERSION/ ...
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Unable to install rvm-rbx in ubuntu 11.10

When i run the "rvm install rbx-head" in my ubuntu 11.10.There seems to be some error in the installation errors as follows: W: Failed to fetch ...
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Ubuntu Audio device not detected

I have a Dell Optiplex 780 running Ubuntu 11.10. Recently I had to hard reset that PC. After that restart, my audio device was no longer detected. Previously, audio had worked fine. The audio/speaker ...
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Ubuntu upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10 fails to log in anyone anymore

After upgrading to Ubuntu 11.10 from 11.04, I can no longer login into any account on the system. No matter what desktop manager I specify at the login screen, logging in always starts off loading ...
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How do I scroll up using a keyboard using the terminator terminal emulator?

I use ubuntu 11.10 and recently switched to terminator for my terminal. I am happy with it with one exception, I cannot figure out how to scroll up using the keyboard. I used to use gnome-terminal ...
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Laptop Image disappears for a few seconds when using Windows 7

My laptop screen turns black every once in a while for a few seconds when I am running windows. I have a Dual Boot with Ubuntu 11.10/Windows 7 set up on my PC. I never got display problems with the ...
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Installed Ubuntu 11.10, got a blank screen upon login

And no, right-clicking does nothing; only the power switch gets it to give me any options at all. Please advise! Urgent for a job!
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Ubuntu 11.10 doesn't boot after installation, only boots into Windows 7

Windows 7 was pre-installed on my machine. Ubuntu 11.10 doesn't boot after I installed it. Once Ubuntu finished its installation, I restarted. After that, it just boots straight to Windows 7, no ...
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Enable XML-RPC in apache?

I install apache2 via This guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ApacheMySQLPHP How can I enable XML-RPC to be able to make API calls and such?
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I shrunk the Windows partition, now it says grub rescue on boot

I have got a machine with dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10, and I wanted to add another OS to that (Jolicloud), so I started the partition manager in Windows and shrunk the Windows partition by ...
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Why does Ubuntu 11.10 hang frequenty?

I've been using Ubuntu from a long time and recently I have shifted to its newest version 11.10. Its interface is nice but my touch-pad hangs frequently in short intervals of time. When that happens, ...
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Copying a file to my htdocs on ubuntu

Am trying to move a folder from my desktop to to the following directory on ubuntu /opt/lampp/htdocs please help me out i don't have a clue about this.
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How to keep Ubuntu 11.10 and Kate editor w/terminal from changing command line when changing tabs?

I am programming C using Kate editor in Ubuntu 11.10. It works great, but when I change tabs in Kate, the terminal line changes to the file path of the tab I click on. Normally this is not a big deal ...
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Ubuntu won't boot; How do I uninstall the nvidia display driver?

I had Ubuntu 3.0.23 and installed manually the nVidia drivers 2 months ago. Now took the accumulated updates 3.0.26 and can't boot anymore. After the GRUB menu I get a black screen and a cursor. Is ...
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change ubuntu brightness using external keyboard

I have a hp pavilion g6 laptop. My keyboard has stopped working so I cannot use laptop keyboard to change the brightness. The issue is my brightness is set at 0 so I cannot see anything once ubuntu ...
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Hiding .php extensions?

I'm having trouble hiding .php extensions on my site. for example: I want http://mysite.net/view_category.php?id=4 to show as http://mysite.net/view_category?id=4 I'm sure it's to do with the ...