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

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How to enable Hardware-assisted decoding in Ubuntu 9.10, specifically for Totem and/or Gnome MPlayer? (Optimization of 720p playback for Intel Atom D510.)

just wanted to ask about Hardware-assisted 720p video playback on an Intel Atom D510 machine, running on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala. When I use Boxee with Hardware Assisted Decoding activated, I am able ...
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My Ubuntu Laptop Can't Connect to a Particular Wireless Network, while Windows Laptops do

The wireless on my Ubuntu works on all the other wireless networks. But on this university network it never forms a connection. But I can see the signal at 80% (indeed I see several signals at 80%, ...
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ubuntu downgrade from lucid to karmic

I was foolish to upgrade my computer to lucid, and i got into a lot of errors, it will not boot proper the display. This is why i want to downgrade back to Karmic. Do you know how can you do this?
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Unable to connect to shared (iscsitarget) dvd-rw drive on ubuntu karmic box

Intro I have desktop with DVD-RW drive that runs primarily on Linux (namely Ubuntu 9.10). My wife has netbook that rins Windows XP with no cd/dvd drive. There's also LAN through our ADSL ...
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Ubuntu Belkin G Wireless connection problems

I am on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic and have a Belkin G Wireless router with WPA2 Personal Security. Whenever I try to connect, it keeps prompting for the password over and over. Any ideas how to get the ...
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Amarok on Ubuntu 9.10 rapidly skipping tracks

Subject really says it all. When I try to click on any track, Amarok rapidly moves through the playlist, pulling external information (wikipedia etc) for each song, but not playing it. I feel like it ...
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How to switch users without entering password

I'm a newbie running Ubuntu 9.10. I have two users (wife and me), and each user's screensaver is set to lock so that on wakeup, we get to choose which user's desktop to go to. However, Ubuntu requires ...
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Why is there an auto-connect delay to a hidden wireless network - Ubuntu 9.10

I'm using Ubuntu 9.10 on a Lenovo T61 (in case that matters). Network Manager connects just fine to my hidden SSID, every time. Sometimes, though, it can take upwards of a minute or more to do it. ...
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Flash video has become jittery in Karmic

When I first installed Karmic, I must have installed a Flash player or else it came with Karmic. It worked fine and I have been running the Ubuntu updates whenever requested by the OS. However, now my ...
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Ubuntu alternative log in to GDM/Gnome or simplify gdm

I want to remove to option for users to log in using gnome on Ubuntu 9.10 or preferably force their account to only log in using blackbox. so for this there are 3 ways i've found to go at this ...
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Sharing a modem INTERNET on LAN

My computer is already connected to a 100Mbps LAN. I can use wvdial to connect to internet using a modem when I have my LAN disconnected. Now, I want to share this modem internet to one of the IP ...
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Recursive filesystem notifications (inotify) for Ubuntu Karmic Koala

I need a program which generates events when a file is moved, removed or its extended attributes are changed. I'm running Ubuntu Karmic Koala 32-bit desktop. inotify is the standard solution for such ...
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how to change the ubuntu logo which appears while booting the ubuntu?

how can i replace ubuntu logo,(white logo with black background) which comes very first while booting (it also comes while shuting down) in ubuntu 9.10. I am able to replace other images, which comes ...
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Why are there many processes listed under the same title in htop?

Can anyone explain to me why there are sometimes 10 or 15 processes with the same title and "stats" listed in htop? I'm guessing there are multiple threads running - but that many of them obviously ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10 when Update Manager doesn't let you

I've been trying to upgrade my installation of Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10, but all of the instructions I've found haven't been helping. They mostly say to run the update manager and it'll tell you that ...
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Network shares do not mount

My network shares were mounting fine yesterday.. suddenly they are not. They were mounting fine for the last two weeks or however long since I added them. When I run sudo mount -a I get the ...
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Disable SSD in ASUS 900 running Ubuntu 9.10

Recently I managed to completely mess up my ASUS 900, but I have no immediate desire to upgrade since it's only my travel laptop (and I'm waiting for a few months to see if anything interesting comes ...
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How can I change Nautilus's delete behavior?

I want to make it so that nautilus requires me to press a key combination to delete files - so that I do not accidentally delete files on a network share with no confirmation again. Ideally I would ...
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How can I keep a VPN connection alive?

I've been trying to find a way to run a torrent client strictly through a VPN. I am running Ubuntu 9.10, and use Ktorrent. I can connect to vpn.itshidden.com but I am worried about the connection ...
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Why does Ubuntu keep adding additional Ubuntu operating system choices to the Grub?

When I startup my machine, the Grub (Grub2 - Karmic) starts and asks if I want to run Windows or Ubuntu. But there are 6 different choices for Ubuntu and they are all the same. Plus, when I started up ...
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What causes my keyboard shortcuts to be disabled on startup?

I'm using latest Karmic Koala 9.10. I upgraded from 9.04, whenever I reboot I have to go to System -> Preferences -> Keyboard Shortcuts, and just opening it will allow me to use my keyboard shortcuts ...
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Modify network shares, but not delete?

How can I make it so that I can modify the files on a network share (client: linux, ubuntu 9.10, network share server: windows 7), or create new files on it, but not delete? Or at least make it so ...
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How to set file paths in ubuntu

I'm trying to install an application using the terminal in Ubuntu 9.10. What do I type when a file path is needed?Any tutorials there regarding file paths in ubuntu. Because I tried using C:\ and its ...
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Best way to Duplicate a Laptop's Hard Drive One-to-One

I have a Lenovo X61 Tablet computer, with a plain SATA drive inside. I have windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10 dual booting on the computer. I want to back up both of these OS's, and their special partitions ...
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How to enable Ubuntu 9.10 root login?

How can root login be enabled in Ubuntu 9.10?
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CPU on ubuntu goes crazy

I am running ubuntu 9.10. At the sudden the CPU goes crazy and when I do top, it is used by a command called 'dd' and it is run by USER 'root'. It keeps going to for > 15 minutes. Can you please ...
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How do I free virtual memory in Ubuntu?

Current statistics affirm that: 100Mb of RAM are used out of 312Mb and 31Mb of Virtual Mem are used too. Anyway I can stop the OS from using virtual memory instead of RAM? I know that this ...
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Sound is not working in windows xp after reboot

I have two operating systems:Ubuntu 9.10 and windows xp. When I switch from ubuntu to windows there's no sound.(Soundcard creative sound blaster audigy 24 bit). Any idea how to repare it?
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Can't detect wireless networks, running ubuntu 9.10 on eeepc 1000he

I am running Ubuntu 9.10 on an ASUS eeepc 1000HE, and my wireless card, RaLink RT 2860, is failing to recognize any wireless networks. It was working fine this morning, until I accidentally hit Fn F2, ...
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How do I install a gtk theme?

You'd think this would be a bit more obvious, but I've been been googling for 45 minutes without anything clear about how to do this. I've tried installing gnome-art .. but it doesn't have any way ...
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Is there a way to make UNR not to maximize all windows I open?

Ubuntu Netbook Remix maximizes all windows I open, including dialog windows (e. g. find dialog). That's frustrating. Is there a way to change the default behaviour?
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Fast auto-reconnect under ubuntu

I have an ubuntu up to date with wired Internet connection, but if I enter the Network Connections at the Wired tab it says that I have eth1 and eth0, and they're never used. The system connects ...
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installing OpenCV 2.0 on Ubuntu Karmic: still get ImportError from “import cv” in Python

I have tried compiling and installing from the 2.0.0 release source, the SVN head, and from a PPA. After each, I still get the following from a Python console: >>> import cv Traceback (most ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 server 32 bits

I'm a newbia at Unix but I installed for learning the 9.10 32 bits version and intead of the prompt i would like to have a windows interface. I tried to install the xorg program but can't find it. Is ...
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Ubuntu karmic rhythmbox and nautilus integation - open with rhythmbox takes two tries to work

The Open With Rhythmbox right click context menu option in Nautilus for mp3 files isn't working properly. On the first selection of the context menu item it starts up rhythmbox if it isn't already ...
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No external network on Ubuntu 9.10, though DNS works

I have a weird problem I can't solve. I have several computers, two with Xubuntu 9.10. One of them, acting as a media server, has stopped to work when it comes to external networking. I can do for ...
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How to repair login screen without reinstalling gdm

I recently ran into an issue with my login screen switching to a default hi-contrast window management schema in Ubuntu, as opposed to the default dark colors. The problem (and a working, but ...
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Ubuntu won't boot from USB memory stick

I used the instructions on this webpage to create a bootable USB drive for running Ubuntu 9.10. Unfortunately it doesn't work on my Eee PC. Even with 'Removable Dev.' selected in the BIOS as the ...
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Wrong screen resolution in Ubuntu (nvidia proprietary driver)

I have a BenQ GW2400 and a Geforce FX5200. I run Ubuntu Karmic 9.10, and have the newest proprietary Nvidia driver installed. The GW2400 supports 1920x1200, but I can only select 1600x1200 from the ...
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Ubuntu NBR karmic boot freezes at fsck from util-linux-ng 2.16

I have a netbook (emachine e250 - equivalent to an acer aspire one) and I have Ubunutu NBR 9.10 installed on it. Every other cold boot freezes at the following error message: fsck from util-linux-ng ...
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How to install clonezilla on Ubuntu 9.10?

I installed latest Ubuntu on a flash drive. Was ready to install clonezilla with apt-get install clonezilla but that's not the way to do it? I prefer a physical install to a live one because I then ...
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How do I disable my encrypted /home/?

I need to disable my encrypted home directory because it prevents me from logging in with my fingerprint scanner when I first boot up. I'm running kubuntu 9.10. How do I do this? Also, how would I ...
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Change the default browser which Kopete opens when you click a link?

I have FireFox as my desktop's default browser (Ubuntu/Gnome 9.10) and most applications open links into FF readily enough, including Choqok (a KDE twitter client). But Kopete insists on opening ...
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Ubuntu Karmic…audio is shady and useless source names

I've got 3 audio outputs (headphones, speakers, and usb headphones) but the source names in all the video players are pretty useless...Pulse, Alsa, Unix, etc. Is there an easy way to get more ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 desktop installation via USB (boot)

I have made a live boot USB using the UnetBootIn tool for Ubuntu 9.10. I have Windows XP SP2 installed as the primary OS, and want to make a partition for Ubuntu. However when I try to boot it via ...
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“could not find suitable fingerprints matched to available hardware” error

I have a thinkpad t61 with a UPEK fingerprint reader. I'm running ubuntu 9.10, with fprint installed. Everything works fine (I am able to swipe my fingerprint to authenticate any permission ...
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Aesthetically editing grub.cfg

EDIT: (for clarity) I'm looking to change the appearance of the grub boot menu, by editing the configuration files (possibly but not necessarily grub.cfg). So, any ubuntu user knows how filled up ...
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How do I empty the trash in Ubuntu 9.10?

I have been deleting files on my machine for several months now. The deleted files are likely to be using up considerable space on my HD. I want to empty trash, but cant fond out how to do it. I ...
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Ubuntu 9.10: Freezes while installing software from Update Manager

Specs: Intel Pentium III @ 933 MHz, 512MB`PC133 SDRAM, 128MB GeForce FX5200, Maxtor 20.5GB IDE HDD, Ubuntu 9.10 Hi all, so I just installed Ubuntu 9.10 (from CD) on this machine after trying out ...
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mounted shares are not writable

I have several shares that are on my windows 7 system. The system I am accessing them from is an kubuntu 9.10 running gnome. These are the lines I have in my /etc/fstab file ...