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Questions tagged [ubuntu-9.10]

The 11th major version of Ubuntu, codenamed Karmic Koala.

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Is it possible to install the Helvetica font on linux?

I don't know too much about the licensing issues surrounding fonts, but I would like to install Helvetica on my machine for my own personal use. I haven't been able to find a whole lot about this on ...
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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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Ubuntu + latest samba version, symlinks no longer work on share mounted in windows

I just apt-getted (apt-got?) the latest software for my Ubuntu 9.10 linux box, and I noticed that samba was the included in the update. After the install, the symlinks in my home directory no longer ...
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How to speed up rsync?

I'm running rsync to sync a directory onto my external USB HDD. It's about 150 gigs of data. 50000+ files I would guess. It's running it's first sync at the moment, but its copying files at a rate of ...
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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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DiskPart Command & usb drives

Diskpart encountered , while formatting sd card..status shown as unusable and also the file system of that sd card is RAW..Cant do any thing...does any one have an idea for this...please(tried many ...
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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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External hard drive is read only, how to change owner? (Ubuntu)

I hooked up my External hard drive and it won't let me write new files to it, saying permission denied, and nothing is selectable on the permissions tab, saying on the bottom, You are not the owner. ...
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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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ufw says a port is open, everyone else disagrees

I am running apache2 on Ubuntu 9.10, and I want expose a particular site through port 10045. My first instinct was to go to ufw and open that port. I've done that, and if I do a list of rules in ufw ...
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PSD (photoshop) editing on Ubuntu

I have a PSD for a website that must be sliced. I can not work in Win or OSX box(or a virtual machine). What are the solutions for editing a PSD in Ubuntu 9.10? Which one do you recommend? Thank you....
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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 happens ...
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Internet connectivity problem with VMware Player

I've just installed Ubuntu 9.10 on VMware Player 3.00; the host OS is Windows 7. I can't get Ubuntu in the VMware Player to connect to the Internet. My Internet connection is wired and the modem/...
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How to disable horizontal scrolling within virtualbox on Ubuntu guest, Windows 7 host?

I am using Windows 7 as Host, Ubuntu Karmic as guest OS with guest tools installed and I get an annoying glitch when switching from host to the guest machine: Vertical scrolling switches to horizontal!...
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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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connecting to internet via PC (Ubuntu Linux) on mobile phone (sony ericsson)

I have a Toshiba laptop with wi-fi connected internet. Now I wanna connect my phone to my laptop and use its Internet connection ( I can't buy new wi-fi or 3g supported mobile phone ). I have no ...
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Huawei E170 on Linux?

Related to this question, I need to know if the specific combination of Ubuntu 9.10 + the Huawei E170 (HSDPA broadband modem USB stick) will work? Bonus points for a link to a webpage that decsribes ...
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Opening a .msg file in Ubuntu

Someone send me a .msg file skype, and somehow I just can't open this in Ubuntu Is there a app in which I can open this file?
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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" add-on. What exactly is ...
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Choppy sound and recording in Audacity

I have an Audacity project with around 25 tracks, absolutely no overlap between them. I'm trying to record from a microphone with some overlap and the playback gets really chopped while recording and ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 Technika H16WC-01 Webcam

I know this is a lame cheap web camera, thus making it all the harder for me to find information about it. Ubuntu seems to recognise it, putting it in as /dev/video0 Skype is able to see that the web ...
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Ubuntu loading stops?

I don't know why, or how... but my Ubuntu's loading / booting stops right after the Ubuntu logo appearing.. An underscore appears in the right top of the screen: _ then, it disappears leaving the ...
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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 to fix choppy (but fast) OpenGL on Intel gfx card on Ubuntu 9.10?

I have just installed Ubuntu 9.10 on my laptop with an i915 Intel integrated graphics, and OpenGL is now extremely choppy. However, the overall performance is better. On 9.04, I got ~800 FPS on ...
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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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Problems getting VMware Server to work on Ubuntu 9.10

I'm trying to get VMware Server 2.0.2 (64-bit version) to work on my Ubuntu workstation. However, the install script ($ sudo ./vmware-install.pl) runs into problems with the kernel modules: [...] ...
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install VMware Tools on Ubuntu [closed]

I'm new in Linux OS's, and I'm trying to install VMware Tools on Ubuntu 9.10, but I don't know how. I just installed alien, but no luck with the tools :(
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Ubuntu 9.10 will not boot

After an update yesterday my Dell X300 will only boot to a screen with an option to perform 2 memory tests. If I perform these tests, it will only go back to this same screen, offering a choice of ...
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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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Why do I get 400 Bad Request in ubuntu 9.10 cups server?

I have a cups server running on ubuntu 9.10 on my home network. Right now I can access it at 192.168.1.101:631, but when I try to access it at myservername.local:631, I get a 400 Bad Request. Here is ...
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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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What is an .so file?

I'm having problems with Flash under ubuntu and was going to try and upgrade to the Alpha release of Flash 10.1. The problem is that it came as a .so file, and I can't find any information as to what ...
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Access Western Digital My Book World II RAID array on my Ubuntu Linux

My WD My Book World II (Blue Rings) NAS has overheated, I think the motherboard is dead. I extracted the disks and plugged them in my desktop PC running Ubuntu Linux. The disks seems to be alive, ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 Nvidia GTX 260 x64 installation

I think I tried everything I could but I still can't get my Nvidia GTX 260 to run on the newest ubuntu 9.10 x64. Update: I was able to stop the gdm with sudo service gdm stop However, after ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic, nVidea Quadro NVS 280 PCi, Eizo S1921 Dual Screen (Twin View) Slow Window Draws

I have been following this Tutorial to get dual monitors working on my box http://www.dwasifar.com/?p=862&cpage=1#comment-5727 It works! However, when ever I move a window, the redraw of that ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 login screen error

I installed Ubuntu 9.10 from the CD in my desktop, an old intel pentium 4 550 with a nvidia GT 8600 OC graphics card. The installation was smooth and I didn't see any error. I restarted my pc and I ...
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Linux and GeForce 8400 dual monitor

I'm trying to install a linux distribution on my PC. I have a GeForce 8400 GS with two connected monitors. I tried with Fedora 12 and Ubuntu 9.10 (both 64 and 32 bit) and the live cd cannot boot ...
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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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Problem restarting my Ubuntu system

Whenever I try to restart my Ubuntu either from the command line by typing reboot or in GNOME the computer goes from X to console, starts the shutdown process and then a message saying "[ some number ]...
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Where to find a propriety driver for ATI X1150 on Ubuntu 9.10

I have a Dell Vostro 1000 laptop, with Ubuntu 9.10 AMD64 installed. Everything was perfect except the hell ATI driver. Everytime I tried a standby or hibernate with default shipped X.org driver, ...
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What's the downsides of Running Ubuntu 9.10 32bit on AMD64 Processor

I was thinking about installing Ubuntu 9.10 32bit on a DELL Inspiron 1501 with 64bit processor Laptop. Since It's was real pain to me to run Java Browser plugin, Flash Plugin, J2ME Toolkit, and many ...
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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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Can't get WiFi to work on Lenovo x200s under Ubuntu Karmic

I have just gotten my Lenovo X200s laptop, and I am installing Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic on it. The installation went through without a hitch, but I can't get my Wi-Fi to work. lspci | grep Network ...
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How can I fix my nvidia display problem in Ubuntu 9.10?

I had Ubuntu 9.04 working with nvidia display drivers, then I upgraded Ubuntu to 9.10. It boots to the desktop, the desktop looks great for a moment and then I get a screenful of pink and blue noise. ...
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How do you enable compiz effects on ubuntu with nvidia and xinerama enabled?

Is it just that Nvidia doesn't support the compiz effects across multiple screens yet, or am I missing something? When using multiple monitors on ubuntu (Karmic), if I enable the xinerama option, ...
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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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How to properly install WD Advanced Format drive in Ubuntu as 2nd HDD?

I got a new Western Digital WD15EARS Caviar Green 1.5TB SATA drive but it seems to use WD new advanced format using 4k blocks or something (I get the general idea but not really). Is there a way to ...
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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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how to have a different wallpaper for different virtual desktops

I'm running Ubuntu Karmic Koala with gnome and have the standard two virtual desktops setup. I want to setup the background so that it either spans the two virtual desktops like a dual monitor ...
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How to move existing Linux installation to USB flash drive and make it bootable?

Is there any possibility to move my already installed Ubuntu Linux to the USB flash drive and make it bootable. So that it would boot on the other machine? P.S. I have an installed Ubuntu Karmic (9....