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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How to restrict wireless networks seen on my ubuntu machines

I have 2 wireless routers (ground floor - c1, first floor - c2). I would like the Ubuntu machines in my LAN to see only the above wireless routers (c1, c2) and not routers outside my building (say the ...
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Installed 12.04, got 14.04 instead?

I tried to install 14.04.1 and installation failed. Later, I tried with 12.04.5 and that worked, but Windows stopped booting up. I tried re-installing 12.04 (clicked on "Delete previous version of ...
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Ubuntu machine connects to an unknown wireless network

Ubuntu 12.04 machine connects to an unknown wireless network automatically even if the connection is not visible in the list of wireless connections. This seems to be like a rogue network, how should ...
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How do I avoid xvda1 boot warnings on startup

How do I avoid xvda1 boot warnings on startup *** /dev/xvda1 will be checked for errors at next reboot ***
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Surespot on Ubuntu 12.04

Is this possible or no? I would like to communicate via surespot but my laptop is available and not a mobile. ... also virtual box is not an option for me.
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What's the easiest way to unrar a file on Ubuntu 12.04

I just realized I can't unrar .rar files on my Ubuntu machine!
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Problem while instaling wine on 64bit ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to install wine for a long time now and i tried many different ways to do it i tried installing it using terminal : sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa` sudo app-get update sudo ...
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Test Apache2 default page on windows 7 browser (Virtual Box)

Successfully installed apache2 on Ubuntu 12.04 server (Virtual Box). I'm having windows 7 as host machine & want to access apache default page on windows browser How to access/test apache2 on ...
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I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on Windows 8, now I can't run windows 8

When I power on my Asus laptop an I go to the GNU GRUB area where I have the option to select Windows 8 and Windows recovery environment, but whatever i choose it gives an error. the error is ...
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Easy Nvidia to Nouveau switching

Recently installed the latest NVidia drivers (340), and the tearing, even while scrolling is unworkable. So, after trying various fixes with no avail, Iv'e decided to try and swicth back and forth ...
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How to create a user foo and adjust the admintrator rights of foo?

I was trying to install skype with a different user foo I got this error message, can someone help? asudipta@asudipta-Inspiron-1525:~$ sudo -u foo -H skype sudo: unknown user: foo sudo: unable to ...
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Error while installing VirtualBox-guest-additions?

Windows 7 as host machine and Ubuntu 12.04 server as guest (Virtual Box) Got this error while installing VirtualBox-guest-additions The gcc utility was not found.If the following module compilation ...
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Process to install Virtual Box Guest Additions Virtual Box [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 Server (guest machine) on VirtualBox having Windows 7 as host machine. Could you please tell me the whole process to install Virtual Box Guest Additions or provide me with ...
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How to upgrade PHP version to the latest stable released version? Let's say how to upgrade from PHP 5.5.19 to PHP 5.5.20?

I'm using a system running on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit OS. I'm currently using following PHP version on this machine: Command used to get the below info at terminal : php -v Details I got are as ...
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Installation of libgsl01dbl:i386 on 64 bit machine

I am trying to install 32 bit versions of libgsl01dbl:i386 and libgsl0-dev:386 on an Ubuntu 64 (12.04). I read that by doing sudo apt-get install libgsl0-dev:386 that it would automatically place the ...
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Why am I getting “trusty” in a path while running ubuntu 12.04?

I'm running ubuntu 12.04 and on a different partition there is a ubuntu 14.04 distribution. When running dmesg one entry is the following: [ 3161.519138] WARNING: CPU: 1 PID: 4782 at ...
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How do I load a module that has no signature in ubuntu 12.04?

I've got a custom module for a Mightex camera that has been tested for ubuntu 12.04 which I'm using. I have installed it however something is not working. I think it has to do with this dmesg output: ...
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Will Ubuntu 12.04 LTS automatically recognize PCIe SATA controller

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a system with an Asus P5G43T-M Pro mother board. The board has 6 SATA ports. I needed a couple more so I just added a new SATA card that doesn't appear to be working. ...
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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 [on hold]

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? [on hold]

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 ...