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

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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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Recovering a accidently deleted file in Ubuntu

I'm using ubuntu 9.10 and accidently deleted a specific file within a directory on my system. I checked in the Trash bin and could not locate the file. I deleted it 10mins ago, are there any tools ...
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How can I change console shell's resolution in ubuntu 9.10

How can I change console shell's resolution?, by this i mean the shell when you ctrl+alt+F1. I'm running Ubuntu 9.10, i thought this could be done by changing grub's menu.lst file by with grub2 i ...
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External Hard Drive bad sectors recover/mark utility in linux

I've just installed the new version of Ubuntu, Karmic Koala, in my laptop. Everything is fine, except for the fact the system identified about 300 bad sectors in my 1TB external hard drive. I'd like ...
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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 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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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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How to determine whether I run a 32bit or 64bit Ubuntu install

How to determine whether I run a 32bit or 64bit Ubuntu install?
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Two-finger scrolling with Ubuntu 9.10 (Samsung NC10)

Is it possible to configure Ubuntu 9.10 to use two-finger scrolling on a Samsung NC10 netbook? I tried to configure it, but I had no success.
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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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Update to Ubuntu 9.10 from Ubuntu 9.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to upgrade from Ubuntu 9.04 to Ubuntu 9.10 What are the steps to follow to upgrade from 9.04 to 9.10 as seamless as possible? I have just installed 9.04 and ...
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How to upgrade from Ubuntu 9.04 to Ubuntu 9.10

How can I upgrade Ubuntu 9.04 to Ubuntu 9.10?
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Ubuntu 9.10+Windows 7 dual boot, dynamic disks

Ok. Long story follows. I'm a Windows dude, but have started playing around a bit with Ubuntu. I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10 installed on my notebook until a couple of days ago. Ubuntu's GRUB was ...
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Change computer name of an Ubuntu desktop computer

How can I change the computer name on an Ubuntu desktop computer? I already tried changing the /etc/hostname file but that only caused the wireless to stop working. I found an old guide that ...
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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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DVD player Ubuntu 9.10

Hello everyone at SeverFault. I am new to this fourm. I have been using ubuntu since 8.04. Here is my problem. When I try to watch one of my cisco videos I get wmas error. I never had to use this ...
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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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where i can get software download for ubuntu 9? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the proper step-by-setp procedure to install any application in ubuntu ? i want a web site where i can download softwares or application for ubuntu 9
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How do I change the console resolution of Ubuntu 9.10 Server running on VMWare?

I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 Server in VMWare Fusion (on a Mac) and I'm having trouble changing the console resolution. It seems to be stuck on 640x480. Ubuntu 9.10 uses Grub2, so there is no ...
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LInux: How do I diagnose / isolate what's causing “random” hangs and spontaneous reboots?

(originally posted on serverfault) So, rather than guessing just what the cause is (though my money's on the nvidia drivers), where do I start looking to pin down some facts? I've been through ...
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How do I make my “Fn + Volume Up/Down” keys adjust my headphone channel in Ubuntu Karmic?

I solved this problem in Jaunty, but the Sound preferences menu has extensively changed in Karmic. What is the new way to do this? Original question: I always have my master channel muted, and I ...
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Why do I regularily lose my wireless connection?

I use a wireless connection to access the Internet, and lately (since upgrading to ubuntu 9.10 karmic koala) it has started to be a pain in the ***. Every once in a while (loosing count at the end of ...
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Help with PuTTY Terminal Settings - Unrecognized Characters

I am running PuTTY on Windows 7/64-bit laptop. I am connecting to an Ubuntu 9.10/64-bit system running OpenSSH_5.1p1 Debian-6ubuntu2. When I am running some command, the output contains unrecognized ...
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How do I control the compression rate of mogrify?

I want to do something like mogrify -format jpg *.png However, I want to encode the jpg at a higher quality than the default. Is there a way to do this?
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How to restart (or stop or heck even start) the nfs client service on ubuntu 9.10?

The /etc/init.d/nfs-common file has been removed. There is no NFS service utility. Any help greatly appreciated.
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Automount in Ubuntu 9.10

By default Ubuntu doesn't mount internal NTFS hard drives automatically. A fstab solution not working properly, because of conflicts with the "intelligent" mount system. If I add my hd in fstab and ...
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Install Windows 7 after Ubuntu

I've Ubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10 installed in my HDD. My parents can't get used to it, so I must install Windows 7. I'm afraid of this: Windows boot must be on the first hard disk/partition in order to ...
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My control key doesn't work, how do I fix it?

My control key on the right doesn't work how it should. E.g. Right ctrl + T won't open new tabs in firefox, right ctrl + w won't switch windows in vim, etc. I know the key isn't physically broken, ...
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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 play from mic to speakers in Ubuntu Karmic?

Ok, I have a silly problem. I have few bluetooth headsets lying around and I want to make DIY baby monitor out of them. All I need is for some application to listen to the mic and send it to the ...
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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 to build initrd without dmraid-driver on Ubuntu 9.10?

I would like to follow this piece of advice on mdadm Wikipedia article (to get mdadm & RAID working on my Karmic workstation): To solve this problem, you need to build a new initrd without ...
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Dialogue box buttons don't work in Eclipse on Ubuntu 9.10

I am having trouble with Eclipse 3.5 on Ubuntu. After I upgraded from Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10 I have discovered that buttons with dialogue boxes no longer work correctly - nothing happens when clicking ...
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How can I make my eth0 connection default on startup?

I'm running kubuntu 9.10 and every time I log in auto eth0 is used instead of my custom connection called "batnet". I have batnet set to automatically connect, but despite this it is ignored and the ...
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Find if a package is installed

Ubuntu 9.10 I am wondering what apt-cache show emacs. However, it gives information about emacs but doesn't show if it is currently installed or not. How can I find if a package and version is ...
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Karmic erased my desktop

I'm running Karmic RC 32-bit. Ran aptitude safe-upgrade this morning, then rebooted. Everything looks fine in GDM, I enter my password, the animation goes for a few seconds and then dumps me to my ...
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Ubuntu Fails to Start Xorg after upgrade to 9.10

I upgraded Ubuntu 9.04 to Ubuntu 9.10. After a restart this is all I get: usplash: setting mode 1280x1024 failed-40b0-8f4d-c4afe4ee4001 usplash: Setting mode 1152x865 failed usplash: Using mode ...
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How to wake from screensaver directly to the login screen in Ubuntu

(a.k.a. How to switch users without entering password, part II) (see part I) I've got Ubuntu 9.10 with a user account for my wife, and one for myself. "Wake-from-screensaver" should result in "choose ...
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No GUI after upgrade to Ubuntu 9.10 (boots to command line)

I have just upgraded to Ubuntu 9.10 (network upgrade using the update manager, from 9.04 which had different graphics related problems) and when I try to boot into it all I get a small Ubuntu logo, ...
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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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Monaco font not antialiased in some GTK apps

I have a strange issue with the Monaco font on Ubuntu Karmic. I have recently installed the Monaco font just to see what the hype is all about. The problem that I am facing now is that is not ...
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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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Directories' permisions for automounted USB hard drive in Ubuntu 9.10

I've noticed that directories' permissions for my automounted USB hard drive formatted in NTFS in Ubuntu 9.10 are 700. This is inconvenient for me. On Ubuntu 8.04 LTS it was 777 everywhere and it was ...
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what is this “ubuntu firefox modifications” addon in FF 3.5.4 in Karmic

On recently upgraded machines (Jaunty->Karmic) and newly installed Karmic machines (they come with FireFox 3.5.4 I believe) I am noticing this "ubuntu firefox modifications" addon. What exactly is ...
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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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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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Ubuntu Login Screen Reloads

I am trying to login to my Ubuntu desktop after updating a bunch of packages and rebooting. I know I am authenticating successfully but what seems to happen is that after I enter my username and ...
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Grub command line opening when selecting Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu using Wubi. Everything was working file when yesterday, I opened the Update Center and installed all the necessary updates. Now when I restart my machine and it prompts the dual ...
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Karmic Koala desktop only shows wallpaper, nothing else

I recently upgraded my eeepc 1000HA to Karmic Koala (9.10) and now I can't use the desktop. It boots fine and lets me login fine. It even uses the pretty new GUI to do all that. But when I get to the ...
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No external sound on Ubuntu 9.10

I have Ubuntu 9.10. Headphones appear to work fine. External speakers - nothing. There are so many sound preferences I have no idea what or which combination. Went to terminal and ran alsamixer which ...