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

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How do I partition and mount a 3TB Hard Disk using the terminal?

I have a 3TB Hard disk which I wish to mount as a single partition under Ubuntu 11.10 server Because it is over 2TB I know there are some issues with this. I'm unsure of what I need to do to make ...
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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 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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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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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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Why does the terminal in unity 2d (Ubuntu 11.10) always stay in the foreground?

I have just updated to Ubuntu 11.10 and I am using unity 2d. My terminal applications (gnome-terminal or konsole) just won't go into background. When I move another application in front of them, they ...
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Unable to access the server via SSH

when I am trying to access the server through ssh it says: ssh: connect to host xx.yyy.zzz.x port 22: Connection refused and on the server in auth.log it shows following log entry: Address ...
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How to set the laptop screen brightness programatically?

I'm currently migrating to openbox without gnome session. In unity i can use the vendor keys to set the screen brightness, but in openbox I'm on my own. /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness ...
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How to multiboot ubuntu 11.10 with another linux?

I have installed centos on my /dev/sda9. There is windows 7 on my first partition. Now I try to install ubuntu on /dev/sda11 While installing,it shows the following error. migration-assistant ...
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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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ubuntu report wrong disk usage on /

On my ubuntu 11.10, /dev/sda3 (150GB) is mounted on / and /dev/sda1 (80GB) is mounted on /home. My entire disk has 250GB and the system is reporting I am running out of disk space. Here is the output ...
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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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Triple booting Windows 8 Consumer Preview with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10

I already have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 installed on my laptop, and would like to add Windows 8 Consumer Preview to that list. Here's some information which may be relevant to this question: The ...
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make gnome-terminal real transparent

I want to make gnome-terminal transparent. To do this I have to select option Transparent background and move the slider under Background tab from the menu - Edit -> Profile Preferences. It becomes ...
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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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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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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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Installed Windows 7, then Ubuntu 11.10, and now I can't boot to Windows using grub2

I know a lot of people are having problems similar to this one, but I don't think this is a duplicate. My situation is a bit different and none of the solutions that are working for other people have ...
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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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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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Install 32bit or 64 bit ubuntu on this laptop?

I have HP 620 WT162EA laptop (64bit processor and 2gb ddr3 ram memory). Based on your experience, which version of ubuntu I shall install: 32bit or 64bit? From what I already read here, people ...
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Restore sound configuration

After install some packages, I don't have sound! I installed Rosegarden, VMPK (piano software), Drumstick Virtual Piano and TiMidity. At the beginning, all works fine, but when I reset my PC, I don't ...
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Does the Radeon R5450 have triple monitor support for Ubuntu 11.10?

Not too long ago I went ahead and finally made the jump to Ubuntu, which lead me to spend several hours on google trying to find why my previous video card wasn't working, but with only one monitor. I ...
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Errors on Attempting to Install 32-bit Chrome in 64-bit Ubuntu

I'm running into issues while attempting to install 32-bit Google Chrome on Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit. I have my reasons for doing so, though they're rather complex. I'd like to know how to resolve 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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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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Installing Virtual Box on Ubuntu 11.10

I am trying to install virtual box on Ubuntu 11.10 I tried the procedure given in following link: ...
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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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How to install RabbitVCS in Ubuntu 11.10 Ocelot?

I tried to install RabbitVCS on my machine following this guide but failed. I'm stuck since the guide is officially from RabbitVCS. What should I do?
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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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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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How to change ownership in Ubuntu 11.10?

I recently got a new comp and gave my not so old one to my hubby. It is obviously all in my name, so I am wondering how to change the name of my computer and root and everything from my name and ...
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How to prevent flash player from creating a mm.cfg file in my home directory?

Every time I delete the mm.cfg file in my ~/ directory, it's automatically generated again later, I'm guessing after some site requests for my browser to load flash. I don't even know how to begin ...
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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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How can I boot directly into an application?

How can I disable and hide all menus for a specific user and start only one program? What I mean is, I would like my user to login and see only the background image and the one program that the ...
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How to Mount vbox permanently

On my Ubuntu 11.10 machine, I use vbox (which is again an Ubuntu with source code on it). To take a daily update of a code, followed by testing - have to mount this box with every restart. Tried to ...
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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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Linux and Windows Dual Boot

I set up a dual-boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu Server 11.10. Everything works fine until I boot into Windows. After booting into Windows, the machine reboots when I select Linux from the grub menu. ...
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My Dell laptop running Ubuntu Linux 11.10 hangs on reboot but not shutdown. How do I diagnose this?

My Dell laptop running Ubuntu Linux 11.10 hangs reliably while shutting down for a reboot, but when I shutdown, it will complete successfully. How do I diagnose this? I don't know what log files I ...
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Disable auto-open for a specific device

When I insert a flash drive, always is opened a new window of nautilus showing the content of the flash drive. Is there a form to deactivate "auto-open" option for a determinate USB device? Thanks!
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Wine Install Total Failure

Okay I compiled Wine1.2.3 from source, with the following flags and such: sudo apt-get build-dep wine ./configure --enable-win64 make sudo make install Took forever to compile, and it does a bunch ...
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login after ubuntu 11.10 upgrade - failed to load session ubuntu

After Ubuntu 11.10 upgrade I'm unable to login via gdm or lightdm. Every time I receive error: "failed to load session ubuntu" Any help appreciated.
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How can I get WinPower 3.2.0.2 to find my UPS on Linux

How can I get WinPower 3.2.0.2 to find my UPS on Linux? I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 I have an Advice UPS After install WinPower, it cannot detect the UPS which is connected with USB cable.
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Ubuntu 11.10 Faulty install, how do I rollback or troubleshoot?

So stupidly I allowed the upgrade of Oneiric before I thought better of it. I have gone through the installation and it has evidently bricked. Errors observed: Eternally stuck at loading screen ...
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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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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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Mount USB drive on Ubuntu: “Not Authorized”

I'm having some problems with my Ubuntu 11.10 installation on a Toshiba A300-16l laptop, of which the primary problem appears to be allowing permissions escalation. I want to backup my home directory ...
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Can't connect to FTP server: 425 Unable to build data connection: Connection timed out

I have a Windows 7 installed on my laptop. I installed VirtualBox 4.1.4 with Ubuntu 11.10. I'm trying to connect to my site via FTP but I got an error when I do ls: ~> ftp <my_site> ...
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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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Why can I only open one folder at a time in Ubuntu?

In Ubuntu 11.10, is there any reason why I can only open one folder at a time via the GUI? I click home folder, navigate to the folder I want to go to, then I hit home folder again to bring up ...