Fourth LTS (Long Term Support) release of Ubuntu, code-named Precise Pangolin. Released on 26th April, 2012. Only use this tag if your question is version-specific.

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Ubuntu vs Windows : Virus definition

Does Ubuntu gets a virus?? i think it doesn't but then if it doesn't then why so?? what separates Ubuntu and Windows that viruses can not be defined for Ubuntu??
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Trouble installing CouchDB on Ubuntu 12.04

I got it off the ubuntu software center and it seems to install ok. I navigate to http://localhost:5984/ and get : :( No data received In terminal I do a curl 127.0.0.1:5984 and get curl: ...
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What are the different types of directories do we have?

I wanted to know the difference between root and home directories. How do I reallocate some more space to for faster functioning of the Virtualbox, the other OS that I have is Windows XP ? Thank you!
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i am unable to update package due to no route host error

sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for santosh: Err http://ppa.launchpad.net precise Release.gpg Could not connect to 192.168.1.77:8080 (192.168.1.77). - connect (113: No route to host) Err ...
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Update all software with update manager XUbuntu 12.04.1 without updating kernel

I'm running a laptop with mobility radeon hd 4330 and I have to run kernel <= 3.2 for the proprietary legacy drivers to work. How can I update the packages on my system using the update manager ...
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Ubuntu Ping command and man page are contradictory

I was trying to use the ping command in my Ubuntu 12.04.5 wishing to ping only for IPV4 protocol. I was trying to do this with the -N option but found that the man page for ping and what the ping ...
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Driver written and tested for ubuntu 12.04 doesn't work on Ubuntu 14.04, how can I make it work for Ubuntu 14.04?

I was wondering if anyone had any tips for the following problem. I have a Mightex USB webcam and the drivers I have been given (including source code under GNU GPL) say they have been tested and work ...
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ubuntu 12.0 tls hanging at retriving 40 of 90

sir im installing ubuntu 12 on my hp laptop in vmware workstation 8 ,as it comes near retriving it stops at 40 of 90 and stays like that for long ,what to do. there is internet connection ,tell me a ...
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k10temp: unreliable CPU thermal sensor; monitoring disabled

Hei, ich bin auf ein Problem gestoßen welches ich nicht selbst lösen kann und benötige Hilfe. Ich habe ein Dualbootsystem, zusätzlich zu "Ubuntu 14.04 LTS" ist "Windows 8.1 Pro" installiert. Ich ...
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ubuntu 12.04 booting freezing on “Booting system without full network configuration…”

I have Asus laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 on it, the problem start after I change the permission of /etc which result that I can't execute the sudo commands when I tried to change the permission I got this ...
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Install Lubuntu 12.04 from ISO stored within current installation

I have an older PC running Lubuntu 14.04 and it's pretty messed up. There's no background, all the icons are broken, I'm surprised it's still even booting. This is an issue that cropped up when I ...
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Malformed 3rd word in the Status line [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu 12.04. I have some problem. when I try install file then I face this problem. I want help. The problem is $ kjhg@kjhg-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install unrar $ [sudo] password for ...
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Is ubuntu 3.13.0-24-generic same as ubuntu 13

I'm new to the Linux environment and I'm using a server it has as a kernel Linux Ubuntu 3.13.0-24-generic. I want to install same operating system in my desktop so please suggest me which version ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop Doesn't Display Correctly

This is a fresh install. Upon start up I am able to move the mouse pointer around a black screen with a blinking text cursor in the top corner. If I switch to a terminal and then try to switch back to ...
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How to create a deb package when upstream developer has not a release a tarball

I want to create a deb package of https://github.com/manojgudi/sandhi. But I cannot find any tarball there. All the tutorials that I came across on the net assume that thier is an upstream tarball ...
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Crouton install

I run Ubuntu 12.04 which is recently updated. What media programs can I install? I have tried VLC but .deb files mostly tell me "corrupt". I run on a HP Chromebook 14.
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Google chrome breaks when updating from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04

After updating Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 Google Chrome is not running. First i tried from launcher. Nothing happens. Then i tried using command line. google-chrome I get this ...
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Chrubuntu 12.04 Desktop Won't Load

I'm on a Lenovo X131e Chromebook. Upon start up I am able to move the mouse pointer around a black screen with a blinking text cursor in the top corner. If I switch to a terminal and then try to ...
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Set up skype using TOR

I would like to use Skype through the TOR network and I am not finding any help doing this in Ubuntu.
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Multi-touch on Asus X551C touchpad (Ubuntu 12.04)

I have a problem with installation of psmouse elantech-x551c dkms module on my Asus X551C laptop with Luna OS (built on Ubuntu 12.04). I'm using this instructions ...
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ubuntu upgrade crash

Every time I try to update my Ubuntu it says packages update failed and this came: upinstallArchives() failed: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale ...
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ubuntu 12.04 post upgrade problems

After i updated my ubuntu i have been facing many a problems. Firstly everything is fine but my desktop is just not there no icons the left panel is there although no clicks work on desktop. Secondly ...
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Disk Partition using disk utility on ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I have a Dell Laptop which is running Ubuntu12.04 Lts. The ubuntu was pre installed in the sysytem. It has a 1 tb harddisk capacity. I want to have a dual boot installation . I want to install ...
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How to get Wine 1.7 working on 12.04?

AFAIR, I have a history of Wine working on my Ubuntu 12.04 installation, though it was a long time ago. Anyways, recently I've tried to install Amazon's Kindle for PC and Jeskola Buzz, firstly on Wine ...
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Why is this zenity command not working?

zenity --warning --text="Error Occurred" --display=:0.0 I executed the above command it throwing error, Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 keyInvalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key (zenity:10481): Gtk-WARNING **: ...
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Netem command for GE Model

Am using Netem commands to check network impairments, In this regard I would like to use Gillbert Elliot model to check the loss pattern. Some where I found a command like this, tc qdisc change dev ...
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Boot Failure 12.04

My machine won't boot, freezing mid-boot with a flashing caps lock, and booting in recovery mode I managed to get "Kernel panic -- not synching: Attempting to kill init! exitcode=0x00000007" I took ...
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Problems getting back onto Ubuntu

I run Ubuntu alongside Chrome OS. I logged out of Ubuntu because it needed to restart and now when I try to get back in, it will no longer let me. It says a file is not found. Below is exactly what it ...
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Allow users to set higher (lower?) nice levels

I want to allow users to set a nicelevel lower than 0 (and any nice level really) in my system. I'm testing by logging in again as a user of the affected user group after I set the change and trying: ...
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Can't download anything from the Ubuntu Software Center

I have been trying to download something from the Ubuntu Software Center and it keeps coming up with "Requires installation of untrusted packages", underneath it says "The action would require the ...
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How to open the Software-Center in the terminal?

I'm new at this Ubuntu stuff and I'm trying to get the software center but every time I put in the command in the terminal it is just saying package not found. I am 100% sure that I have been ...
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Failed in fetching updates/upgrade (Virtual Box)?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 Server (guest machine) on VirtualBox having Windows 7 as host machine. I tried to get updates through sudo apt-get update command but i end-up with the following error codes ...
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MTP support on Ubuntu 12.04 using Ubuntu 14.04 repositories

I have Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS 32-bit installed on one of my laptops and Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installed on the other. I think the latter version of Ubuntu has native MTP support as I did not install ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 server installation fails bootloader cannot be installed

I have been trying to install the server edition on a DELL Inspiron Laptop (1564) and it fails at the grub install boot loader step. Ubuntu 10.04 is installed without any problem though. I'm ...
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See information in my wifi hotspot [on hold]

I wanted to know how do I view information going through my wifi hotspot? Like if someone is searching in Google or something and I want to see those searches
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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck in login after upgrade

After upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04, I'm not able to login anymore (guest account doesn't work too); there's a loop (it goes back to the login). What should I do? I've already read Ubuntu gets stuck ...
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New session when remoting Ubuntu 12.04 from mac

I'm using Microsoft Remote Desktop to remotely access to my desktop with Ubuntu 12.04 (with xrdp installed) from my MacBook Pro, using the same username as in the desktop. I can successfully log in ...
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touchpad isn't working

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. And suddenly from 2 days touchpad isn't working when I log in with my account. It works well with the guest appearance. Mouse and touchpad settings are normal.How do I make it ...
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graphic and sound problem with SONY VAIO VGN-FS980 UBUNTU 14.04 LTS

First Ubuntu was a little slow with the graphics so I decided find for new drivers but after installing the intel graphic installer, the graphics and the computer in general are faster but the cursor ...
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How do I install GNOME CD Master?

I used to use GNOME CD Master on 10.04 to split live audio tracks using 'track markers'. It did not split the main file, it could simply burn one long audio file as multiple tracks. It was a very ...
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help with uninstalling ubuntu 14.04 and reinstalling 12.04.03 lts

okay so i installed ubuntu 14.04 way back but wanted to uninstall it because battery drains very quickly.so i decided to reinstall the old 12.04.03 lts.so i formatted the the drive on which ubuntu was ...
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Upgrade from 12.04.05 to 14.04 (LTS) via terminal doesn't allow me to log in

I am a newbie user regarding Linux OS so please forgive me if I cannot explain some things correctly. I will try though to explain you in details what I tried to do and and what was the result. By ...
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How can I use Dropbox as a backup without syncing the backup to my harddrive?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. I read this link: "How can I use DropBox as a simple backup?" which suggests to backup using deja-dup to the Dropbox folder. However, if I would do this, the backups will ...
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Sticky Notes in Ubuntu as of windows [duplicate]

Hi I need to know about a sticky notes application in ubuntu similar to that of windows which pops up every time I boot my system as if a start up application.
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cannot install ubuntu software center [duplicate]

I removed my Ubuntu software center. but I am not able to install it again. acer@acer-Aspire-E1-530:~$ sudo apt-get install synaptic software-center [sudo] password for acer: Reading package ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 no wlan0 interface

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an Acer e5-571-31KM. Dmesg and lspci output indicate a wireless Network adapter was found, but according to ifconfig there is no wlan0 interface. Unfortunately I have no ...
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ubuntu 12.04 lts netbook installation throught usb

I want to install ubuntu 12.04 lts on my asus disney netbook and i can not launch wubi.exe from my usb drive when the computer starts up. I have checked BIOS settings and it is all ok because I have ...
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Gnome-session-fall-back unity not working

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 in my old PC.But when I tried to change unity to gnome-session-fall-back,it is not working.When I login with gnome-session-fall-back unity I am only getting default Ubuntu ...
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Gray desktop after updating XFCE on Xubuntu

Lately, I've been trying to run multiple monitors on Xubuntu without having them cloned. On the internet, I found some instructions to do that which basically required me to add a PPA in order to ...
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dhcpd server not listening to second interface

I have a 12.04 server which is happily responding to dhcp requests on eth1 (172.16.1.1). Now I have set-up a second interface on eth2 (172.16.2.1). I can ping this interface all right and even ...