Known also as the Karmic Koala, cast out into the public as release 11 by Canonical

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How can I fix a broken AVI file?

I have a broken AVI, it won't play in VLC, Xine or MPlayer. I tried Handbrake (reads the file and resets the source to None), OggConvert, Avidemux and mencoder fail to read the file, I cannot seem to ...
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Set ubuntu locale

How can I set my locale and date format to be y/m/d in Arabic? Machine Info: Ubuntu 9.10
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How do I get my Firefox passwords if I can't log into Windows but can see the Windows filesystem from Linux?

My dual-boot computer is fubar but I can log into Linux and see the Windows filesystem. One of the biggest losses is all of the passwords I had stored for sites in Firefox. Is there any way to ...
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Ubuntu Karmic - Net connection unusually laggy

I've just installed Ubuntu 9.10 and fired up Firefox, what I have noticed is that the Internet is slower than it is with the other machines that I have with identical connection. In particular, it ...
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Package visible in Synaptic but not in aptitude?

I can see libfreeimage3-dev in synaptic and have installed it from there, but what is it that I can't see it from the command line? I tried sudo aptitude update... mike@sleepycat:~$ sudo aptitude ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu 9.10 to 10.04 Problem: No Internet Connection?

Earlier today I tried upgrading my Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Kaola from the update manager. (FYI: all 9.10 updates were applied prior to this) Everything was going well downloading until I got an error ...
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Problem after upgrading ubuntu 9.10 to 10.04

After upgradation of my system from ubuntu 9.10 to ubuntu 10.04. I am not able to find minimize and maximize buttons of any opened window EDIT My problem is that my minimize maximize buttons are not ...
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virtual box cannot detect webcam in ubuntu

I have installed virtual box for ubuntu 9.10. I installed a windows xp inside it. And I don't know why it does not make the webcam available for the yahoo messenger installed in xp. When I click on ...
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Wine for ubuntu doesn't detect webcam

I'm using wine in order to install and run yahoo messenger on ubuntu(9.10) But it does not detect the webcam. Not unlike in skype that it can detect(skype not run through wine). What do I do in order ...
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cannot find usb flash drive in Ubuntu

I tried a little searching first before I came to ask in here. And I found this code, but I don't understand it. sudo mkdir /mnt/usbdrv sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbdrv What is vfat?What is ...
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Using the Apple Magic Mouse on Ubuntu 9.10?

Does someone know how to get Apple Magic Mouse working under Ubuntu 9.10? I can upgrade to 10.04 if I need to get Magic Mouse to work. I read this answer, but it does not say what is the solution for ...
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How to create a Linux Media Server using Ubuntu?

I'm an intermediate Linux user and a relative beginner to servers. I would like some help finding resources on setting up a basic server. I have Googled, and am a member of the Ubuntu Forums, but just ...
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Pantech Impact ubuntu bluetooth connection?

I do not understand how to pair my new pantech impact with my ubuntu laptop so that I can send pictures and files back and forth. Can anyone provide instructions?
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How to see webcam in Ubuntu?

I don't have any idea what IM client would I use in Ubuntu 9.10. And how do I access the webcam in the Acer Aspire laptop. Do I need any drivers for this one? I've tried to install XP on virtual box ...
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Ubuntu cannot see portable hdd with 2 partitions

I don't know why but Ubuntu v9.10 isn't showing up one of it's partitions in my portable HDD. Only the 2nd partition is shown, and I can't find the 1st one. What might be a solution to this?
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How to set up and use SVN on Ubuntu 9.10? [closed]

I have install svn on ubuntu 9.10. But when I try to use svn to checkout code for an open source project, i get this error: $ svn co svn://svn.valgrind.org/valgrind/trunk valgrind svn: Berkeley DB ...
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Ubuntu hard disk getting SATA errors

I am getting "UNC" errors on a hard disk on Ubuntu 9.10. It slows down my system, applications have not been responding for a long time. But when I mount the filesystem on another computer, it works ...
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After Upgrading Ubuntu to 9.10 my hard drive now has a warning

I have a 500GB hard drive formatted as ext3: /dev/sdc1. The disk utility does not even see this. This warning is from GParted: e2label: No such device or address while trying to open /dev/sdc1 ...
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How to get Ubuntu to perform better on an older computer?

Ubuntu 9.10 runs quite slugglish on my old laptop from 2004. Slower than Windows XP that was on there. It has 512mb RAM and probably 1.2ghz (can't remember) CPU. I have turned off Visual Effects ...
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how would i find all locations of symlinks that point to a particular path or file?

I have a file system where one or more symlinks exist to a file. Is there a way to go thru each file and determine where all the symlinks that point to it on the file system are? OS is Ubuntu 9.10 ...
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Can I use iTunes on Ubuntu 9.10 just like how I use it on Windows / Mac?

Can I use iTunes on Ubuntu 9.10 in the same way as I do on a Mac or Windows ?
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howto move existing linux installation to usb-flash and make it bootable?

Is there any possibility to move my already installed ubuntu linux to the usb flash and make it bootable. So that it would boot on the other machine? P.S. I have an installed ubuntu karmic linux ...
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How to reset folder permissions to their default in Ubuntu 9.10?

I recently typed the command sudo chmod 777 -R / after that some things like sudo -i are not working normally. So I am wondering if there is any way I could reset the folder permissions to their ...
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“at” command on Ubuntu

I want to list using the "at" command. I try this: pedro@Pedro-PC:~$ ls -l | at 10:27 warning: commands will be executed using /bin/sh job 5 at Tue Apr 20 10:27:00 2010 But doesn't work.
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NetBeans 6.8 crash randomly when pressed Enter?

On my Ubuntu 9.10 I have NetBeans 6.8 running. Now when I press the Enter key (to confirm a dialog box, return a line, etc) in some cases it just crashes. The application just quits unexpectedly. ...
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Chrome in Linux Ubuntu stays in Full screen mode

I've recently installed the latest version of Chrome for Linux on my Ubuntu 9.10 installation. The only problem is is that it stays in Full Screen mode no matter what I do. I pressed F11 but it does ...
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Having problems with Grub2 booting Ubuntu from my External Hard Drive

I installed Ubuntu on my external hard drive but it won't boot on my laptop. What do I do? I did some reading and traced the source of the problem to Grub2. Apparently, Grub2 doesn't use the ...
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what is the best GUI editor in ubuntu-9.10 linux system? [closed]

what is the preferred GUI editor for PHP on linux systems, can we use Notepad++
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Dual boot between Windows 7 in VHD and Ubuntu

Is it possible to dual boot between Ubuntu and Windows 7.vhd? If anyone knows please tell me how?
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Why does Grub2 have a Memory test ?

I was previously using Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 and now using Ubuntu Karmic 9.10. I am somewhat offended by the memory tests at the Grub2 start-up ? Why are they there ? Do I really need memory tests at ...
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What is this dm-0 device?

While poking around trying to figure out why a Linux -> Linux file transfer is running slower than I think it should, I stumbled across something I'm not familiar with. /dev/dm-0 seems to be my ...
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How to keep the Alt-Tab menu on the second monitor in Ubuntu?

I'm running the latest Ubuntu version on my laptop, and every day when I arrive at my office I turn on the laptop and plug everything on. That includes a monitor that happens to be larger than the ...
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Ubuntu Crontab error

I want to list files at 12h01. How can I set my crontab to do this? pedro@Pedro-PC:~/PL/trab4$ crontab -l # 01 12 * * * ls -l
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How to setup 802.11n wireless card in ubuntu

I have installed ubuntu 9.10 on my laptop. It has a 802.11n wireless card. When I boot up to ubuntu, the wireless does not work. And if I connect to a wire network within ubuntu, it works. Ubuntu ...
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ubuntu can't support a higher resolution that my laptop can support

I have a HP laptop which can support 1600x900. But after I install ubuntu 9.10 on it, it can only support up to 1280x700. My laptop has a Nvidia graphics card. And i am using GNOME as my desktop ...
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Ubuntu uses a screen resolution lower than my laptop can support

I have installed ubuntu 9.10 on my laptop. In System->Display, the best resolution I allow me to use is 1280x700. But my laptop can support 1600x900. So how can i change it? I tried adding ...
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ubuntu: mumble 1.2.2 in Karmic

Karmic only has mumble 1.1.8, but if I want to connect to a 1.2 server I need to upgrade... So I would like to know how I can upgrade to mumble 1.2.2 without messing myself up for later when I upgrade ...
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ubuntu grep command [closed]

i wanna find all cicle for into ubuntu i write: grep for(* /usr/include don't work...why?
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Ubuntu network card problem

Several days ago, I installed Ubuntu 9.10 onto my Acer Aspire 3100 laptop, running it alongside Widows Vista as a dual-bootable system. Creation of the Ubuntu boot CD went fine, and the installation ...
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How do I dual boot my Windows laptop with Ubuntu 9.10?

I have a new laptop which comes with Windows 7. I want to dual-boot it with Ubuntu 9.10. I have burned the install disk of 9.10, but during the install process, I am stuck in 'setup my partition'. ...
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How do you set up Ubuntu to see Windows Network?

I've tried the various tutorials and no success so far. I can connect to the router and from there to the internet, but I cannot see any network shares. I'm connecting through wlan0. I would ...
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Grub loading. The symbol ' ' not found. Aborted. Press any key

I have a dual boot system on dell xps 9000 with windows 7 and ubuntu. But after I performed system backup on it as requested by windows 7 I am no longer able to boot into the computer, instead at the ...
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Error activating XKB configuration (Ubuntu 9.10)?

I'm absolutely new on Ubuntu. I was gonna learn Ubuntu, so I installed VMware 7.0.1 build-227600 on my Win7 x64, afterward I've installed Ubuntu 9.10 on it as a Virtual Machine. I just enabled root ...
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Enabling login logging in Ubuntu 9.10

On a Ubuntu 9.10 system: $ uname -a Linux ionut-laptop 2.6.31-14-generic #48-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 16 14:04:26 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux the files /var/log/wtmp and /var/log/btmp are empty: $ ls -la ...
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Increase ramdisk size on Ubuntu 9.10

How can I increase the ramdisk size on a Ubuntu 9.10 system? I have read one technique is to change the ramdisk_size parameter in the /boot/grub/menu.lst file. However, I am unable to find this file ...
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How do I restore the default applets to Gnome's notification area?

I have a fresh install of Karmic Koala. In a botched attempt at trying to change my default window manager, I somehow removed at least three applets from the notification area: network manager ...
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How to set the hostname according to the DNS name on Ubuntu 9.10?

Motivation I have to manage a lot of virtual machines that I create by copying a template (VmWare image). Problem Now I have the problem that in the template the file /etc/hostname contains a given ...
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Ubuntu 9.10: Which package can handle NTFS Junction?

I've created some directory Junction in Windows XP When I tried to rename those in Ubuntu 9.10, I get error message, kind of Operation not supported Which Ubuntu package can handle NTFS Junction? ...
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PPTP VPN from Ubuntu cannot connect

I'm trying to configure under Linux (Kubuntu 9.10) a VPN I already use from Windows. I installed the network-manager-pptp package and added the VPN under Network Manager. These are the parameters ...