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Questions tagged [ubuntu-9.10]

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

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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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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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Why are there many processes listed under the same title in htop?

Can anyone explain to me why there are sometimes 10 or 15 processes with the same title and "stats" listed in htop? I'm guessing there are multiple threads running - but that many of them obviously ...
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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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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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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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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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how to hear mic sound over speakers- Ubuntu karmic

I want to hear the sound that goes into the notebook's mic from the notebook's speaker itself. I am on Ubuntu 9.10
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How to start networking on a wired interface before logon in Ubuntu Desktop Edition

Problem Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop Edition (and possibly previous versions as well, I haven't tested them) has no network connections after boot until at least 1 user logs in. This means any services that ...
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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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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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On Ubuntu 9.10, where is the xorg.conf file in Karmic Koala?

I am trying to change this xorg.conf file that I used to modify under Ubuntu 9.04, so it can have the higher resolutions of my monitor. Under 9.04, the monitor was unknown, and I had to key in all ...
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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 do I add/remove an entry in the Indicator Applet in Gnome?

I can't seem to find a guide or reference on how to configure the 'indicator-applet' (aka MessagingMenu) that came about in the 9.04 release of Ubuntu. It's that little mail icon that lists messaging ...
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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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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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How to ignore error messages in bash on Ubuntu?

I'm trying to show the number of lines, words and characters of all configuration files in /etc/*conf (with command wc). How can I modify the command (or commandline) to not view the error messages?
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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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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 there'...
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How can I restrict RAM usage for a particular user or process?

I'm using a background service that leaks memory from time to time. To prevent using the Alt+SysRq REISUB[1], I'd like to restrict the RAM usage for one process or a system user. I really would 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 undo “Always perform this action” checkbox in Ubuntu?

Every time you plug something in, like camera, iPod or SD card, the box pops up asking you what to do with that media. That box have a checkbox "Always perform this action". But how do I un-tick it?
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In search of a good audio player for Ubuntu 9.10

If this should be marked Community Wiki, please let me know. I'm switching from XP to Ubuntu, and I have been very disappointed with the selection of media players available. I'm primarily ...
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Sync Iphone in Windows XP running as Virtualbox guest under Ubuntu 9.10

I run (K)Ubuntu 9.10 as my main operating system, but I still have a valid XP license, so I've been running Windows XP as a guest operating system with Virtualbox 3.10. I cannot get Itunes (running ...
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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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How to disable screen locking after sleep on Ubuntu 9.10?

When the computer enters sleep it locks itself and I would like to avoid that. (Ubuntu 9.10) Please don't upvote answers that don't work!
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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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Did sysvconfig disappear in Ubuntu 9.10?

I just installed Ubuntu Server 9.10, and don't have sysvconfig, if I apt-get install sysvconfig, it tells me that sysvconfig has no installation candidate. Was sysvconfig removed from Ubuntu 9.10? If ...
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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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How do you identify a zombie process?

When login through a terminal into my Ubuntu 9.10 Server, I see the following message: => There is 1 zombie process. How can I identify this zombie process?
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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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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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Files in .local/share/gvfs-metadata in Ubuntu

Is it okay to remove files in Files in .local/share/gvfs-metadata in ubuntu? For some reason, it is now up to 1.3 GB in my home directory? Thank you.
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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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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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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 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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Chrome in Linux Ubuntu stays in Full screen mode

I've recently installed the latest version of Chrome for Linux on my Ubuntu 9.10 installation. The only problem is is that it stays in Full Screen mode no matter what I do. I pressed F11 but it does ...
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How to stop Ubuntu 9.10 from showing hard disk failing notification?

Everytime I start Ubuntu I get a warning message that says my hard disk is failing. Big deal, it's just a warning, I'm a programmer, I ignore warnings (kidding). On a more serious note: I've already ...
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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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How do you set up Ubuntu to see Windows Network?

I've tried the various tutorials and no success so far. I can connect to the router and from there to the internet, but I cannot see any network shares. I'm connecting through wlan0. I would prefer ...
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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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How do I disable my encrypted /home/?

I need to disable my encrypted home directory because it prevents me from logging in with my fingerprint scanner when I first boot up. I'm running kubuntu 9.10. How do I do this? Also, how would I ...
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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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Ubuntu 9.10: switch in KVM, mouse is detected but not usable immediately

I use a KVM switch to jump between my tower and laptop, both placed on my desk. With Ubuntu 9.04 this worked perfectly. In 9.10, when I switch to the tower, then back to the laptop, the mouse is ...
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How to enable Chess 3D on Ubuntu 9.10?

The 3D cannot be easily enabled. A thread that people refer to is http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=416660 but I tried several suggestions on that thread and it doesn't work yet. The ...
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How can I change my public IP address?

I'm looking for a way to change my public IP address. You know, the one that other websites see. I know what I'm looking for is basically a proxy server, but I don't want to use a proxy for 2 ...
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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 although it ...
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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 ...