Free, open-source operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux. Ubuntu questions are on topic here, but if you prefer an Ubuntu-only audience there is AskUbuntu.com.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
3answers
13k views

Remap Keys in Linux

I'd like to switch my Ctrl and Alt keys under Linux (to make it more Mac-like). How do I do this? If it helps, I'm running Ubuntu 9.04.
1
vote
3answers
8k views

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 ...
11
votes
1answer
15k views

How to install gvim on Ubuntu 10.10?

I checked under Software Center, but I could not find it. How can I install gvim?
11
votes
6answers
14k views

Why is 64 bit Ubuntu not recomended for daily usage?

I am just in the process of setting up a new laptop which came with Windows 7 64 bit installed. I am going to set it up to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu. When I went to get the Ubuntu download I ...
8
votes
6answers
4k views

Compile gvim from sources?

Recently, I've installed vim like so: hg clone https://vim.googlecode.com/hg/ vim cd vim sudo ./configure --enable-rubyinterp=yes --enable-pythoninterp=yes --enable-gui=gtk2 --prefix=/opt/vim make ...
8
votes
5answers
5k views

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 ...
8
votes
5answers
2k views

How can I sync two firefox's that run on different Operating Systems?

I have a machine that I dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.04. I have Firefox 3.5 installed on both. I'm always switching back and forth and have one bookmark in one but not the other. How can I sync ...
7
votes
1answer
5k views

installing the latest R version (2.13.0) on Ubuntu 11.04

I just upgraded my Ubuntu desktop 10.10 to 11.04. I everything works fine except when trying to update the current R 2.12.1 to R 2.13.0. I followed the readme: ...
6
votes
3answers
21k views

How can I restore GRUB without a live CD?

I realize that this is a duplicate of a question asked before, but in that question the asker managed to find his live CD and no real answer appeared, thus I am re-asking it. I managed to screw up my ...
5
votes
1answer
15k views

Disable hardware acceleration for Flash player in Linux

The latest official version (and supposedly the last version for Linux) of Flash player has some interesting issues on Linux systems. The biggest issues which have summarily been confirmed on the ...
5
votes
2answers
10k views

Access Windows Registry from Ubuntu

Is there any way I can access registry of my Windows 7 installation from Ubuntu. I believe that Registry Editor is a GUI to edit various configuration settings which are stored and distributed among ...
5
votes
2answers
6k views

System Time is Wrong in Windows 7 after dual booting Ubuntu

After installing Ubuntu, the time in my Windows 7 is wrong on start up. Even after updating the time in the Internet Time Settings manually, it still reverts back to the incorrect time after a while. ...
5
votes
2answers
3k views

Ubuntu: errors in terminal: how to show them in english language?

i installed Ubuntu in italian language. Now I would like to see the error commands in english. For example if i write: $ mmmm This is showed: mmmm: comando non trovato I would like that ...
5
votes
3answers
4k views

Full Ubuntu Install on USB

I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 in a 16GB Verbatim USB flash drive so I can boot my computer from the usb and have a full ubuntu running (I also need an encrypted home folder). I just want to run ...
5
votes
2answers
12k views

How can I use quotas in samba?

I have a simple set-up with just one public share on my configuration file. How can I restrict its size?
5
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
4k views

How to create a virtual sound device in Linux?

I am looking for a way to create a virtual sound device in Linux, which would use channel outputs of my sound card. I have no experience in Linux and therefore am asking more experienced users for ...
4
votes
2answers
679 views

(Ubuntu/Linux)“find” command gives different results based on quotation marks

I was using find -iname *prib* and getting only one result "./prib09jack.pdf" with find -iname "*prib*" I get many more results that I was looking for such as ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

windows 7 not booting after ubuntu partition deletion

I had on my laptop windows 7 and ubuntu server 9.10 (the partition with windows 7 was automatically selected at boot time). Today I wanted to install ubuntu 10.4, and for that I deleted the 9.10 ...
4
votes
4answers
704 views

Problem with shared ssh keys

Following the process I've used in other environments, I've tried setting-up shared keys between my Mac and my CentOS 4 webserver. I've seen the same problem with my older Ubuntu 7.10 workstation ...
4
votes
3answers
5k views

Is it possible to use a laptop as an external monitor?

I need to create a multi-monitor setup for my desktop computer but I have no additional monitors with me right now, aside from my laptop. Is it possible to use my laptop screen as an external monitor? ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
948 views

Can I run Microsoft Office 2007 under Ubuntu?

I am an Ubuntu user, but was wondering if it was possible to run Microsoft Office. Will Wine allow me to run it?
3
votes
2answers
4k views

Condensing into multiple pdf pages per sheet, via command line

Let us say I want slides.pdf to contain 4 slides per page instead of one. I can easily open a slides.pdf document under evince (the default Ubuntu document viewer) evince slides.pdf-->Print-->Page ...
3
votes
2answers
461 views

Linux Podcast Playback with Resume Capability

I'm asking a question similar to but distinct from this one Is there a Linux player that can resume playback of a podcast episode where it was last left off? This is the default behavior of iTunes ...
3
votes
3answers
312 views

Windows to Ubuntu desktop Remote Desktop?

Is there an equivalent to Remote Desktop Connection that I can use to remote into my Ubuntu desktop at home from a Windows machine? Preferably this would be free.
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Clonezilla disk to disk clone on a dual boot ubuntu karmic & XP setup - cannot open '/boot/grub/device.map'

I just tried to clone a failing existing boot drive for a dual boot system with Ubuntu karmic and Windows XP installed using Clonezilla. The cloning worked fine right up until the end when I got the ...
3
votes
4answers
8k views

What to do with a corrupted SD card: reformat it or trash it?

I recovered all the files from my corrupted SD card today. What should I do with it now? Reformat and continue using it or throw it away and buy a new one Here's the details on the card and how ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

Detect all links that exists pointing to /tmp?

I want to find out which file links exist that point to my /tmp folder on Ubuntu. Background: I had a problem, that my /tmp folder privileges were changed by some accident to 755. The system wasn't ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Creating VM in VirtualBox from existing Ubuntu installation

I already have Ubuntu set up as a dual boot with Windows 7 x64. Is there a way to install VirtualBox and create a virtual machine that points to the installed Ubuntu, so I don't have to reinstall ...
2
votes
3answers
4k views

How to umount / ? It's busy

I'm trying to use zerofree, which seems to be the answer for this: How to reduce VM size? I have successfully umounted /dev/sda1, and zerofree worked fine, releasing ~37gb. But I can't seem to ...
2
votes
1answer
585 views

What CR-48 firmware lets you install Linux?

This would be to remove Chrome OS and replace it with Ubuntu. Right now I am dual booting, but it uses CRos Kernel. Luigi seems to no longer be around.
2
votes
3answers
6k views

Can gedit on mac be used to edit files over ssh?

I use a linux machine at work and a mac at home. I can ssh from my machine at home to my work machine. But the only editor that I have access to on the command line then is vi, which I don't like. ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

How can I find the USB wireless adapter into the dmesg log file?

I am pretty new in Linux (RaspBian for RaspBerry Pi but I think that there are not difference) and I have to install an USB wireless network adapter (the product is the TP-Link TL-WN725N, this one: ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

Ubuntu: Write to serial port: permission denied

I've connected a USB to Serial bridge dongle, and running dmesg | grep tty outputted the following: [ 0.000000] console [tty0] enabled [603199.380677] usb 2-2: cp210x converter now attached to ...
1
vote
1answer
275 views

What happen if I install VirtualBox Guest Additions on a host?

I have a bootable USB drive with Ubuntu installed. This morning I Installed VirtualBox and booted my Ubuntu drive in a VM. I then installed the guest additions in Ubuntu. My question/curiosity is, ...
1
vote
3answers
856 views

Setup Windows 7 and Ubuntu on same hard drive

Which one to setup first and how to partition the disk to have Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot? Which one is better to boot load? Any guide in details?
1
vote
2answers
5k views

resolv.conf not working properly with Ethernet in Ubuntu

I have a Lenovo X200 laptop on which I am running Ubuntu 9.10. Recently, (I assume after some updating, but I really don't know) my ethernet port stopped working under Linux. A more tech/linux-savvy ...
1
vote
4answers
8k views

How can I force Ubuntu 9.10 to reinstall itself without losing my information?

The title says it all... I'm having lots of issues after upgrading 9.04 to 9.10 - I want to reinstall without losing my files and I gave away my Ubuntu Disc and I can't make another one right now... ...
1
vote
3answers
3k views

recovering data from damaged Linux partition

I'm running Windows XP, with an Ubuntu partition that I added. A few days ago, Ubuntu stopped booting. Trying to boot into Ubuntu just takes me into a Grub menu. When I try to navigate through the ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Windows cannot open directory with too long name created by Linux

My laptop has two OSes: Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10. A partition of Windows 7 of format NTFS is mounted in Ubuntu. In Ubuntu, I created a directory under somehow deep path and with a long name for ...
0
votes
1answer
9k views

Partition scheme and size for dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10 with separate partitions for data and /home

A slight twist on this relatively common question: Clean 250GB drive, plan is to install Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10 (Win7 first). I want to have a separate /home(for 9.10) and DATA (for Win7) ...
0
votes
2answers
17k views

How to extend partition size in linux(ubuntu 9.04)?

I am using Ubuntu 9.04 in vmware for my programming purpose. I previously had 12GB of virtual harddisk, my partition scheme was as follows, 8GB Primary Partition for (/) 2GB logical extended ...
0
votes
5answers
5k views

How can I sniff traffic sent by POST method (on another computer)?

Suppose there is a site which has a form and it send data through POST method over http (NOT HTTPS)? I can access this website directly and also the victim's computer directly. How can i sniff what ...
-1
votes
1answer
296 views

How to download large amounts of files via ubuntu

I am trying to download around 15,000 individual user files from an FTP backup space. I know the files exist because if I put a certain username that was not downloaded with the regular wget it can be ...
16
votes
1answer
13k views

ubuntu: amd64 vs i386?

cant understand what these are even though i've read articles about them. does it has something to do with 32 bits and 64 bits CPU? so why is it saying "AMD"64 and "I386"? AMD is a label just like ...
7
votes
4answers
1k views

Is there a way to have Linux run a command every X minutes?

I'm using RSync with my buddy just for testing and general geekery, we want to somehow schedule the sync task to run every X time. Using the terminal, we run the command and it works. What can we ...
7
votes
2answers
4k views

The Ubuntu 64-bit version is only for AMD processors?

Downloading Ubuntu 9.04, 64-bit version at http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download using the MIT Media Lab location will lead to downloading a file ...
5
votes
4answers
15k views

Run Script on logout/ shutdown ubuntu

I want to run some commands every time a user of an ubuntu 9.10 machine logs out or shuts down. What is the best way to do this? Every user uses gnome if that helps.
5
votes
6answers
13k views

Install Ubuntu on MacBook Pro

What is the preferred way to install Ubuntu on a MacBook Pro? I have a MacBook Pro with Mac OS X 10.5. I need a Linux environment some times. So what is the best way to achieve that? Make ...