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USB joystick with Linux only works when I disconnected and reconnected its

HI! I have a problem that it can easy, but I didn't find a solution yet. When I turn on my computer using a Debian or Ubuntu and tried to use the joystick the commands of joystick doesn't pass to ...
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slow pppoe connection using Ubuntu 9.10

I have a Compaq Presario CQ61, instaled Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows 7 on it. It works great except the PPPoE connection in Ubuntu, when i dial in Windows my download speed reach up to 91 Mb, rebooted ...
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Convert a PDF to greyscale on the command line in FLOSS?

I have a colour PDF file, and I'm going to print it out and then photocopy it in black and white. I'd like to know what it's like in B&W before photocopying it. Is it possible to 'greyscale' a PDF ...
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Disable Bluetooth by default in Ubuntu 9.10

Whenever I turn on my laptop, the Bluetooth applet shows up on the system tray, and Bluetooth is enabled. I rarely ever use it however, and I'd like it to be disabled by default, to avoid battery ...
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How can I launch the GNOME image viewer from the terminal?

It's the default image viewer for Ubuntu, and apparently it's called Eye of Gnome. I would like to be able to launch it from the command line, passing it a file name to open.
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How to resolve ubuntu hang on boot (brown swirly screen of death?)?

I am pretty new at ubuntu and linux in general. I'm configuring a new installation and going ga ga for all nifty effects compiz gives me, and then I think I went one check box too far. (I enabled ...
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How does allmyapps.com work on Ubuntu and Windows?

The question describes everything, how does allmyapps work? With a single click (like iPhone app store), you click on install and my system asks me "DO you want to install?" In contrast to regular ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix: Screen goes blank on install from USB

I am trying to install Ubuntu Netbook on an iiView A2. I realize this is not necessarily supported according to the Ubuntu documentation, however, one of my friends who has the same netbook was able ...
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In Ubuntu 9.10, how do I disable the “Your battery may be old or broken” notification on log in?

Every time I log in, I get this message. It's helpful to see once, but I don't need to see it every time I log in. Is there any way to disable it?
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Firefox: Is it possible to disable exit alerts?

Sometimes the website will show an alert box akin to "Are you sure you want to leave?" when you try to leave the site. Is it possible to disable this from happening, without using something like the ...
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Some Flash applications do not work on Ubuntu (9.10)

Some Flash sites do not work well on my computer (Ubuntu 9.10). Example: youtube.com - can't hear sounds. http://animesquish.org/anime/queens-blade-heir-to-the-throne-episode-01/ - I see only the ...
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Restoring a HDD backup image from the Ubuntu Live CD

I want to restore a HDD image I have to my laptop's HDD while booted off the Ubuntu Live CD. The laptop's HDD is unformatted and has no partitions. I expected this to work: $ sudo dd ...
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Generate history of packages installed and removed in Ubuntu

Somewhere on the web, there was a great command line string that parsed your dpkg logs and presented a clean output to show you when you installed and removed various packages. I'm talking more than ...
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How do I change my default shell to use ZSH in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make Bash my default shell on Ubuntu? I want to change my default shell in Ubuntu to ZSH. What's the command to do this?
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How can I break a symbolic link loop?

While I was trying to compile a C shared object library, I accidentally created two symbolic links which point to each other. Is there a way to get rid of them without nuking the whole directory? I ...
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How can I anonymize my browser useragent, yet still be counted as a Firefox/Ubuntu user?

I read about EFF's Panopticlick project to see how unique your webbrowser's headers are. I would like to anonymize that a bit. My current User Agent is Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; ...
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Uninstall Adobe AIR based Apps that installed via Internet

I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 I have an Adobe AIR based app named Balsamiq (God, it's super slow) which I installed from Internet (so, to be clear, I don't have the original installation file). Now I want ...
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External ThinkpadKeyboard's Thinkvantage and Mic-Mute-Keys in Ubuntu 9.10

xev does not react to the pressing of the two button mentioned above. Thus xorg doesn't recognize them. How can I "enable" them? http://lenovoblogs.com/designmatters/?p=2364 - that's the keyboard
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Running Ubuntu 9.10 as a virtual machine on a Windows 7 Host

Running Ubuntu 9.10 as a virtual machine on a Windows 7 Host Anybody got the steps for this?
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Gnome keyboard shortcuts dysfunctional after waking up from sleep

I am using Ubuntu 9.10 on my Thinkpad T61. Very often after the system woke up from sleep, all the gnome shortcuts went dead (no effect when key combinations pressed). Things like "Alt+F4, Alt+TAB" ...
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Dual internet connection setup

So I'm currently connected to two internet connections. My 3G network and the company's wireless connection. But I don't really understand which one I'm using. Is there a way to find out which ...
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Not able to login through the GUI

When I installed Ubuntu on my laptop, I chose "automatic login", so I was not asked for username and password everytime I switched on. Later I wanted to change the settings. So I went to ...
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Locked out of logging in through GUI on Ubuntu

When I installed Ubuntu on my laptop, I chose "Automatic login" so that I was not asked for a username and password everytime I switched on. I later wanted to change the settings. So I went to: ...
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new Linux windows open behind existing windows

I'm running Ubuntu and I have a strange issue where any new window I open (open office doc, pidgin window, etc) open behind current Windows. this is frustrating, especially for IM windows as I often ...
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Streaming audio from microphone to network

I have the following problem: I want to stream the audio I record with one machine to another machine in the same network. It seems that vlc is the best shot at the moment. I was able to stream a ...
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Ubuntu - Error while installing any software/package

I am newbie in ubuntu. (Version 9.10) I get following error while installing any software from the Ubuntu Software Center.I also get same error while I update ubuntu from Ubuntu Update Center. Any ...
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How to ReUse Ubuntu APT

When we use ubuntu apt-get the first process is downloading the required files into a temporary folder /var/cache/apt/archives Installation will be done only after that. Can we able to ...
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Suddenly Ubuntu goes into low-graphics mode

The last couple of days I have had to reboot my Ubuntu-workstation when the screen suddenly goes black. After some seconds I get a pop-up with the message: Ubuntu is running in low-graphics mode ...
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How do you make mono audio track playback in stereo in Ubuntu?

Every once in a while I'll come across a video that I want to watch (whether it be youtube or otherwise), and the sound, for whatever reason, will be only coming out one speaker. It's not a problem ...
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How do I change my control or alt key to emit a space key event in Ubuntu?

I have a laptop with a broken space bar and I want to map the right alt or control keys to emit a space character. I am running Ubuntu.
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Putty SSH: CTRL+Cursor keys don't work skip to previous/next word

When I am connected to my local Ubuntu dev server with putty (from my Windows 7 box) via SSH, the following key combinations don't work to move the cursor forward and backward on word boundaries: ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 VM loses connectivity during downloads

I created an Ubuntu VM VMWare Workstation on my Win7 machine and was able to install several packages and download Eclipse without issue. However, now I am attempting a repo sync for the android ...
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Make grub keep its default boot under kernel updates

I dual-boot my machine and I want it to default to boot into windows so that whenever I restart the machine remotely from my home it will be able to get back into Windows (instead of Ubuntu). The ...
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Trying to install SugarCRM on ubuntu server 9.10

I have setup the LAMP servers that came with the ubuntu server 9.10 setup and created a database for sugarcrm. When I enter the database name and user name I get this error The provided database ...
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Boot Ubuntu without X

After installing Ubuntu Server 9.10, I couldn't get X to work, so I installed xfce-desktop from apt-get, hoping it would fix the problem (it didn't, but I got it working later). I just rebooted my ...
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Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10 *upgrade* w/ broadcom wireless driver running on a dell inspiron 1545. Will my wireless break, like when I installed 9.10 side along?

I am wondering if I upgrade from Ubuntu 9.04 to Ubuntu 9.10 on my laptop (a dell inspiron 1545) using broadcom wireless drivers; will my wireless break? When I side along installed Ubuntu 9.10 last ...
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I accidentally hid my Gnome Panel

I got a new tablet pc, and in attempt to hide the empathy mail icon, accidentally made the entire panel dissappear. (The one at the top that has applications/places/system, and battery life/network ...
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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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Ubuntu terminal only at startup

usually when I boot into Ubuntu 9.10 nowadays, I get a terminal only (no desktop, etc) asking me to login. Once I do, I still only have terminal access. It takes somewhere between 3 - 10 restarts to ...
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can linux (software, application and drivers ) work on ubuntu 9? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: where i can get software download for ubuntu 9 ? i cant find much (softwares, applications and derivers).can linux (software, application and drivers ) work on ubuntu 9? ...
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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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Light and efficient file encryption for Ubuntu.

I'm using ubuntu 9.10. The system is installed on one partition, and my /home folder is on another partiton. I'm looking for a way to encrypt both partitions in Ubuntu 9.10, I'm NOT looking for ...
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Creating a RAID1 partition with mdadm on Ubuntu

I'm trying to set up a RAID1 partition on my Ubuntu 9.10 workstation. On this dual-boot system, Ubuntu is running from a separate drive (/dev/sdc - an SSD that is quite small, which is why I need ...
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Compiz not working in Ubuntu 9.10 [closed]

I can't get any features of compiz desktop effects working on a fresh install of Karmic Koala. I've uninstalled and reinstalled with sudo apt-get remove compiz and uninstalled advanced desktop ...
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How can I make my Keyboard and touchpad work after resuming from suspend in Ubuntu?

My machine runs seemingly perfect until I resume from suspend at which point I have no input capabilities. System is completely unresponsive to any physical activity performed on the keyboard and ...
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Ubuntu : panels on the wrong screen

I just updated my Ubuntu from 9.04 to 9.10. Since then everything looks fine, but the panels (the one at the top with menus and date, and the one at the bottom with the running applications and the ...
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wine for ubuntu 9.10

I tried to use wine for ubuntu 9.04 in my ubuntu 9.10. But when I tried to use portable keypass(password manager), it does not work. Is there a wine for ubuntu 9.10? Can I use it to install ...
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How to enable verbose mode for Firefox?

Recently I replaced my processor from Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 to Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 (both intel64 (x86-64) instruction set) and since then Firefox doesn't start. However firefox -safe-mode does ...
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Cannot print certain colours on Ubuntu with HP Laser Printer

We have a load of machines running Ubuntu in our office, they are either on 8.04 or 9.10. We have a server which connects a HP JetDirect that connects to a HP 3550 Colour Laser printer using CUPS. ...
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samsung pc studio not install on ubuntu

i want to install samsung pc studio for make a internet connection via GPRS on ubuntu 9.10 but without this software it is not possible so give me suggestion