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Monday, April 23, 2012

How to install a thesaurus in LibreOffice?

How can I enable the thesaurus on LibreOffice?

Ubuntu One used to work on Windows 7 until upgrade

Ubuntu One used to work well on my Windows 7 machine. Last week after opening it I received a message asking me if I wanted to upgrade to a newer version. I accepted and the upgrade installed. Now the program doesn't load at all. I have tried uninstalling and re-installing without success. Can you please help as I use it on my Windows 7 and Ubuntu machines as well as an Android device.

sharing a folder on ubuntu 11.10

I am new for ubuntu and I installed the ubuntu 11.10 on my system. I want to share a folder on my local net.
Please help me to sharing a folder.


unable to connect to wifi on ubuntu 12.04(all betas)

ive been willing to test ubuntu 12 since long.. but one insane bug doesnt allow me to..

whenever i try to connect to wifi ,firstly not all wifi access points listed are clickable,, secondly if they are available.. the following dialog appears that has the connect button disabled..


this is has been happening since every beta for ubuntu 12..

Please suggest a solution..


I tried installing it over a more recent laptop and everything is working on it fine..
So most probably ubuntu has made some changes in the defaultly shipped drivers that is causing such an issue... may be they decided not to support my hardware..

Can anyone guide me to make this thing working?

ask for a shortcut problem

I am using Ubuntu 11.10. Whenever I type Ctr+f in Chrome or Okular or Kile, the xTerm will appear instead of usually-expected "search bar". I have installed xbindkeys. It seems not that problem since the problem persists if I uninstall xbindkeys. Does anyone know what setting I should change? Thank you very much!

Why VLC player stops playing movie after playing for sometimes

It happens more when i use to watch high animation movie.

can someone guide me.. is it a problem of up-gradation or else !

Is there anything wrong about my pc's configuration or else ?

RedImages : Simply and Lightweight Batch Image Resizer for Ubuntu

RedImages : Simply and lightweight Batch Image Resizer for UbuntuRedImages is a free and open source batch photo or image resizer apps. It lets you resize hundreds of photos or images in a matter of minutes in a quick and easy way. With RedImages , you can shrink or resize PEG, BMP, GIF, PCX, and PNG image files, along with other supported formats, and dramatically reduce internet transfer times, [...]

How to manually trigger ssh add dialog box?

Running ssh-add at the command line no longer unlocks the ssh keys properly on my system (Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity). Even after I've run ssh-add, when I ssh to a server, I get a dialog box popping up to ask me for my ssh key passphrase. After that things work as expected.

ssh-agent is running. When I first log in:

$ ps -ef | grep ssh-agent
mish 1853 1818 0 18:55 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/ssh-agent /usr/bin/dbus-launch --exit-with-session /usr/bin/gnome-session --session=ubuntu

How can I unlock the ssh key properly without having to ssh to a server? (Manually triggering the ssh key dialog window would be OK as a solution, but I don't know how to do that).

My use case is that I use tmuxinator and want to set up multiple ssh connections. So I want the ssh key unlocked. Otherwise all the ssh key dialog boxes all pop up and I have to enter my passphrase multiple times. Or I can ssh somewhere before launching tmuxinator, but the connection is slow here, so that just adds friction. So I want to unlock the ssh key before launching tmuxinator, without having to ssh somewhere first.


Just tried logging out and logging back in again. Then I did:

$ env | grep -i ssh
$ ssh-add -D
All identities removed.
$ ssh-add -l
1024 b8:12:34:56[...]:19 name@computer (DSA)
$ ssh-add
Enter passphrase for /home/name/.ssh/id_dsa:
Identity added: /home/name/.ssh/id_dsa (/home/mish/.ssh/id_dsa)
$ ssh-add -l
1024 b8:12:34:56[...]:19 /home/name/.ssh/id_dsa (DSA)
1024 b8:12:34:56[...]:19 name@computer (DSA)
0 mish@mishtop:~$ ssh server

At which point I am again asked for my passphrase by the GUI dialog box. Frustrating ...

It's also interesting that after "All identities removed" that ssh-add -l still shows an identity. That confuses me. And there does only appear to be one ssh-agent running.

Edit 2:

I found a bug on launchpad about this: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openssh/+bug/841672

However this question was about finding a workaround rather than asking why it didn't work, so I hope the question can stand.

Edit 3:

Nothing unusual in /etc/ssh/ssh_config - I haven't touched it. I do have a ~/.ssh/config but that is just ports and usernames.

I watched what processes were running when the dialog popped up, and it was /usr/lib/gnome-keyring/gnome-keyring-prompt-3, launched by /usr/bin/gnome-keyring-daemon --daemonize --login I tried launching the prompt from a terminal but nothing happened. So still stuck.

sharing a folder on ubuntu 11.10

I am new for ubuntu and I installed the ubuntu 11.10 on my system. I want to share a folder on my local net. Please help me to sharing a folder.


Can I stop apps from selecting "Recently Used" by default in file chooser dialogs?

In Ubuntu and Kubuntu 11.10 I see changes in behaviour of GTK file chooser dialog. When I try to open new file (second, third etc, not first in editor) dialog show "Recenty used" section. It is very unsuitable for me, in 10.04 dialog shows folder where located previous open file. Anybody knows how i can bring back old behaviour?

32bit vs 64bit on desktop

My cpu is Intel® Core™2 Quad Q8200 which, by Intel page support 64bit.
I went to the download section and saw that for desktop Ubuntu recommends the 32 bit and not the 64 bit.

  1. Why? I know that there were problems with flash and Java on older versions - but is there any reason I should not go on 64 bit version?

  2. Why does the 64 bit version called amd64 and not just 64bit, I always thought that the AMD relates to AMD the chip manufacturer and can't understand if it compatible to Intel chips

Diagnosing input 'noise'

Something somewhere in my Ubuntu system is occasionally causing random behaviour of the mouse pointer, movements and clicks. Is there any way to get a live input event log so that I can see which device is sending the events and disable it. Any other ideas? I don't get these problems when dual booted into windows, and they've only just started after running Ubuntu for nearly a year on this system.

This is Ubuntu 11.10 running on a Sony Vaio with Intel i5 and AMD graphics.

Can't change IP to static

After I installed Ubuntu Server 11.10 x64, I updated the system, rebooted. To change my IP to static - I wrote:

sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces

where I changed line

iface eth0 inet dhcp 


iface eth0 inet static

then added these lines:


then saved and using sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart I tried to restart networking, but the system throws this message:

ifdown couldn´t read the interface file... 
ifup couldn´t read the interface file...
/etc/network/interfaces:2: misplaced option

What does it mean?

What's the difference between "mouse" and "sloppy"?

From the GConf key description:

The window focus mode indicates how windows are activated. It has three possible values; "click" means windows must be clicked in order to focus them, "sloppy" means windows are focused when the mouse enters the window, and "mouse" means windows are focused when the mouse enters the window and unfocused when the mouse leaves the window.

When I configure focus_mode using gconf-editor, /apps/metacity/general/focus_mode, I can't tell the difference between mouse and sloppy.

When I set this key as mouse, the focus is still on that window if I hover the cursor to the background.

Download List of Apps Shortcuts Key for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

ubuntu 12.04 shortcuts keyDefault application keyboard shortcuts key for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (precise pangolin) available in spreadsheet file. Reader and Ubuntu contributor Thibaut B., along with a band of other contributors, have decided to create a centralised 'hub' for discovering shortcuts you might not have otherwise knew existed. The result is a searchable and fully-filterable LibreOffice Calc table containing application shortcuts [...]

Have portable media added to the Copy To menu when right clicking on files. (Ubuntu 12.04)

Firstly I posted this to [/r/linuxquestions] but no response. So asking here.

Basically as as the title says. Does anyone know of a way to have USB flash drive/portable hard drives show up as an option when right clicking on a file and selecting "copy to"? Cheers (oh this is on Ubuntu 12.04)

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How To Install the New Picasa on Linux

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Is there a name for 12.10 yet? Can I put forward Quintessential Quail?

Or Quadratic Quagga?

Or Questing Quetzalcoatlus?

Or Quixotic Quokka?

Or Quirkish Quelea?

Or Queerist Quillback?

Or Qabalahic Quahog?

Any of them would be quaaludically quackers enough :)

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Ubuntu OS Can Run on Mele A1000 ARM PC

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Ubuntu Themes Query

So recently I've downloaded and installed the gnome eye theme from noobslab. I like it a lot but I've run into a problem I've been uble to google away. The issue I've encountered, though minor, is illusive to solve. When I go to sites such as google (certainly this is adding to my difficulty) the text I enter into the box is very light grey on white. Nearly impossible to see. Here in reddit land I have a nice black box to type in with white text. This issue is also in facebook, and a number of forum sites I've hunted the last day or so.
I'm running 12.04, newest firefox and I've done all due dilligence I can think to apply to my issue.
Of course I can simply switch to a different theme but this one isn't the only one I've had this problem in. Several function just fine, and if this gets to be too irritating I'll change but until then maybe YOU know something I'm doing wrong.

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No headphone or HDMI sound since 11.10 upgrade

I had been running 10.10 flawlessly for almost 2 years, upgraded to 11.10 and found that I only had external sound, no HDMI or headphone output anymore. I tried everything I could in 11.10, and eventually lost my sound all together when I updated the drivers from the realtek website!

I tried editing /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf, checked for anything muted in alsamixer, everything was normal. Even in my sound settings GUI the hardware is all correct, switching from speakers to headphones does nothing.

The strange part is when I boot back into windows, I have no headphone sound either! I immediately thought it had to be bios related, but I've tried reinstalling windows drivers, enabling everything from the device manager, nothing worked.

I upgraded to 12.04 a few days back in hopes that even as a beta it would be a fix to my problems, and still no luck. My alsa-base.conf looks normal still, alsamixer is still unmuted, and still no sound on windows of course.

I went into the BIOS settings, there's nothing sound related at all. What could I be missing here?

I know this isn't tech support, but I did post this to /r/techsupport first and had 0 comments since no one knew. Any ideas would be great at this point.

Edit: I'm really desperate. I use this everyday, headphones are necessary and I'm blown away by the lack of success I've had trying from other online solutions. I'll buy reddit gold for anyone who helps me solve this!

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sudo apt-get install dwarffortress

I wish... I'm always re-installing this game, by just copyting the file and running it... Easy stuff. It would be nice if it was in the repos. I'm not sure where to begin with that.

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Reddit all of the operating systems!!

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USB to HDMI troubles (Lenovo T400)

Long shot here... bought myself a USB to HDMI converter and plugged it into my Lenovo T400 (Ubuntu 11.10) and my Samsung 7000 55 inch TV.

First off I got the initial green screen and found the fix below: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1870620

Hooray the TV displays the desktop but the problem is the display is in a very low colour depth (xbmc complains) and all animations, wallpapers and menus are not shown. Also the system performance struggled.

Anybody have anything similar? I am thinking it may have to do with my ATI 3600 video card, but cannot confirm that.


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The Eiffel Tower is in London. EDIT: I mean Paris. EDIT: Improving User Support in Ubuntu

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New to Ubuntu, trouble viewing/retrieving data off of an external drive... go easy on me.

Okay, a little background: My Macbook Pro finally kealed over. I've always had issues with it here and there, and it just finally threw the white flag in... poor guy lasted almost 3 years, got me through design school.

I was able to snatch up a little netbook and being just like everyone else who uses Windows 7 Starter... I decided to go ahead and try Ubuntu instead, and I love it.

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10. Now, I finally got an external enclosure for my Mac drive that I retrieved out of the corpse of my previous Macattack. I can view some things, but naturally I can't view any of my user files... where everything that I want is stored ("not the owner, don't have permission").

So, how do I go about this? Any help is greatly appreciated, and please go easy on me.

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Using the mousewheel to control the volume [howto]

So I just discovered how to do this, and it's so awesome that I feel the need to share it with everyone.

Open CompizConfig Setting Manager

Enable "Commands" (Top left under general)

Command line 0: dbus-send --type=method_call --print-reply --dest=org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.rhythmbox /org/mpris/MediaPlayer2 org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.Player.PlayPause (change rhythmbox to your media player)

Command line 1: amixer set Master 2%+ -q

Command line 2: amixer set Master 2%- -q

Then, go to the tab called "button bindings"

Click the button that says disabled, and set up each command to the correct button

button 2 = mouse wheel click (pause/unpause media player... command 0)

button 4 = mouse wheel up (volume up... command 1)

button 5 = mouse wheel down (volume down... command 2)

I set it to activate when I have my mouse in the top left corner of the screen. So if I need to adjust the volume or play/pause I just mouse over to the top left and then it's all in the scroll wheel.

It's ridiculously effective. You could also use a key modifier like ctrl or shift instead of the top left corner of the screen.

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file association to wine application

Can some body guide me how to associate a file type to aperticular applicattion(.exe) using wine?

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Ubuntu 12.04 Review: This is the Distro you’re looking for.

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I'm thinking about buying a System76 laptop.

I think I am going to go for the Pangolin Performance. What does /r/ubuntu think of System76 laptops?

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