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Questions tagged [ubuntu-9.10]

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

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How do I empty the trash (or restore items from trash can) in Ubuntu 9.10?

I have been deleting items for the past few months and I guess the trash can must be eating up a lot of space by now. Yet, even though its easy to 'move to the deleted items folder', I have not as yet ...
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mirrored graphics when printing in Ubuntu 9.10 + WINE

When printing under Ubuntu 9.10's default WINE installation, all graphics are mirrored and flipped upside down. Text is printed correctly. So the image: AB "Regular Text" CD Would print out: ...
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File sharing problem with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10

I fall in big trouble, I use before Ubuntu and win xp in different 2 desktops, they have no samba related problem. But this time I cannot access from ubuntu to windows 7 or reverse way both..Installed ...
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Latest Karmic Ubuntu update broke system

Today I installed updates for my ubuntu and there were some problems. It said that it can't do everything, but there was an option to continue. It wanted to remove a lot of packages and during that ...
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What webcams are just working with Ubuntu 9.10 - without requiring additional drivers?

I'm looking for webcams that can work on the new Ubuntu 9.10 without requiring any driver installation. Please remind that Ubuntu 9.10 dropped support for V4L1 and supports only V4L2. So if your ...
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How to install ZTE AC2726 on Karmic Koala

I just got a ZTE AC2726 wireless broadband device for my Karmic Koala but I am not able install it as the vendor has given drivers for Jaunty and not Karmic. How do I go about it?
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Audio jack not working properly in Ubuntu

The audio jack on the front panel of my HP TouchSmart IQ770 is not working correctly in Ubuntu (9.10 and 8.04). When I connect a headphone or a speaker to the jack, Ubuntu plays sound in both speakers ...
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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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ubuntu eth0 not reconnecting after cable unplugged

I'm running kubuntu 9.10 w/ gnome, I have a static IP defined in /etc/network/interfaces When I unplugged my network cable and rebooted, then reconnected the network cable I was not able to connect. ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu show my wireless device after updating the kernel?

After an kernel update Ubuntu doesn't show my wireless device. How can I fix this? I checked the syslogs and it says the following: 2010-02-16 19:25:39,913 WARNING: /sys/module/wl/drivers does not ...
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How do I get VDPAU working with Ubuntu 9.10?

What do I need to do to get MKV HD videos playing with VDPAU and also Blu-ray discs? Lots of people say you need to compile the latest MPlayer (which I haven't had luck doing) for VDPAU. I found an ...
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ALSA OSS Emulation won't work

Ok I spend the last 4 hours or so trying to get this to work, without any success :( I'm on Ubuntu9.10 with pulseaudio setup, everything works fine so far. But when I try to record my Desktop with ...
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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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How do I setup a software raid 1 on 2 newly installed HD's in ubuntu

I setup a HTPC about a month ago, and just expanded my storage by adding two 750GB drives in addition to my OS drive. I am using Ubuntu 9.10 as my OS and need help setting up a raid 1 on the two ...
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setup mtu automatically after system reboot

I have issues with slow internet and by changing mtu works fine for me. I use Ubuntu 9.10 64bit system. I have dynamic ip address setup All the time after system bootup, I need to do the following ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 install won't boot after filesystem damage

I was running a somewhat standard install of Ubuntu 9.10, when my drive got pushed into read-only mode, so I switched to tty1, ran /etc/init.d/gdm stop, and then ran fsck -y /. It took an hour or too, ...
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Can't Execute Binary on Ubuntu

I can't believe I'm asking this...clearly I'm in rare form today. Trying to setup a new Ubuntu machine and just downloaded 'p4' (Perforce command line client). It's a single file download - a ...
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Linux: can a crazy mouse bring the kernel down?

related to a question I asked recently, is it possible for a crazy usb device such as a mouse to bring the Linux kernel to its' knees? I've got an Ubuntu Karmic box that experiences random restarts / ...
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GRUB 2 configuration has no effect

I've edited /etc/default/grub to set a timeout and a default selection. I ran update-grub and my changes were reflected in /boot/grub/grub.cfg. When I reboot, I can see the new default selection be ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 broadcom 4312 off at boot

The card uses a momentary switch to turn on at and off and it doesn't work. I read that there is a way to have the card turn on by default on boot but I can't figure out how to do it. Any help is ...
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Which is the better way of dual-booting Windows 7 with Ubuntu 9.10?

I'm a Linux enthusiast, who is eager to try Ubuntu in a full installation. Which of the following ways would you suggest (& why) for Dual-booting Windows 7 with Ubuntu: Installing them side by ...
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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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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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Problem Sourcing File from ~/.profile

Using Ubuntu 9.10 and BASH_VERSION='4.0.33(1)-release'... I have a bash function that I want to be able to call from my shell. I asked a different question about it here: Ubuntu Login Screen Reloads ...
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Ubuntu snap-to-edge feature for XP

I am running Windows XP SP3 dual booting with Ubuntu 9.10. I really like the snap to edge feature of Ubuntu and wondered if you could get that feature in XP. This would basically prevent any windows ...
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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 /var/...
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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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Dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows XP on an existing Ubuntu installation

I have a computer running Ubuntu 9.10. I want to be able to dual-boot Windows XP and Ubuntu. I have seen other tutorials but they are for older versions and I am afraid of doing something that does ...
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Installing graphics driver in Ubuntu

Specs: AMD Athlon XP 2400+ @ 1987 MHz / 2 x 512MB PC3200 DDR RAM / 128MB GeForce 6200 AGP / WD 160GB IDE HDD / FIC AM37 / DB: XP Pro SP3 & Ubuntu 9.10 Hi all, I just installed Ubuntu 9.10 (...
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Ubuntu Not Starting After Installing Software Updates

I just did a software update on my Ubuntu 9.10. After that it asked me to restart my system. Once I did that, grub opened a command prompt. How do I run ubuntu now? Ubuntu 9.10 was installed 1 ...
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How to increase my network speed in Ubuntu

I am running Ubuntu 9.10 and I am experiencing some fairly dire internet speeds from the same connection that Windows machines have no issues with. All the help I have found online seems to be aimed ...
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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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Ubuntu 9.10 Flashing Cursor during both Desktop and Alternate install

I have an Acer Travelmate 230 laptop that i want to install ubuntu 9.10 on, but once i get to the main menu (off the live cd) i select install, and after a progress bar appears for 10 minutes, i just ...
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vpnc Not Adding Internal DNS Servers to resolv.conf

I'm trying to setup vpnc on Ubuntu. When I run vpnc, my resolv.conf file does not get changed. It still only contains my ISP's name servers: #@VPNC_GENERATED@ -- this file is generated by vpnc # ...
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Firefox playing flash movie doesn't show up in Ubuntu 9.10 Sound Preferences

I have just upgraded from Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10. The sound is working fine for: On disk Movies(*.avi, *.flv) Music(*.mp3) I'm currently watching youtube or other flash movies on Firefox 3.5.7 which ...
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What is the download location for Ubuntu 9.10 64bit for Intel i7 processors

When I go to the ubuntu website - it says the ISO is for AMD 64. I have intel 64-bit. I tried this page : http://www.ubuntu.com/GetUbuntu/download - and selected 64-bit - the downloaded ISO had "...
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Why can't I open the context menu for Flash videos in Chrome on Ubuntu 9.10?

I'm trying to change the "quality" to low of a Hulu video so I can full screen it with out it being choppy but right click does nothing. When I right click in firefox it brings up a menu. I'm running ...
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Ubuntu 9.10: grub2 installed on the wrong partition, no booting… (MacBook)

I recently installed Ubuntu 9.10 on my macbook, hoping to create a dual boot system... I use rEFIt to boot. Installation went great, up until insatllation of grub. Trying to create a dual boot system,...
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How is it possible that I can log into my account with two different passwords?

I just logged into my Linux machine on the account ender on two passwords. Both passwords work! How is it possible? I'm using latest Ubuntu 9.10.
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In OpenOffice Spreadsheet, how can I set the default Date format?

I'm using OO 3.1.1 on Ubuntu 9.10 (in case that matters to the answer). I like my dates to appear as YYYY-MM-DD. I can't think of a time when I want to see a date in any other format, so I'm ...
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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 in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 do I backup my Ubuntu 9.10 system and then restore it to a new machine with different hardware?

I have a nicely configured Ubuntu 9.10 machine, with crossover linux (from Codeweavers) installed. I have the Nvidia drivers installed. Everything is just as I want it. Now I want to move to a new ...
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ubuntu: position of menu icon on the top menubar changes randomly

The position of icons in the menubar on the top of the ubuntu desktop changes randomly from time to time. For example I had the user icon (the one with the logoff/shutdown sub menu) somewhere in the ...
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Use only icons for Ubuntu 9.10 gnome menu

How can I get replace the "applications places system" buttons with just icons?