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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installing ubuntu on imac g5 without OS

I have recently got an iMac g5 from an auction but it does not have any OS. I tried to boot it using a USB drive with necessary commands on its terminal but it won't boot. Finally, I tried to boot it ...
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Bettery life issue with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS amd 64 bit

i have dell 5537 i5 4th Gen laptop. after installation of ubuntu 14.04 LTS amd 64 bit version on my laptop. my laptop battery life is decreasing very quickly .and life bet-try is showing 1 ...
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HWE update for 12.04, now programs don't run--fixes?

I recently updated the kernel on 12.04 to a version that is going to be supported until 2017. Problem is, FlightGear and Celestia don't run now, but I believe it's vitally important to run a ...
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i need help solving upgrade problem, “fetching upgrade failed,” 12.04 to 12.10

I am using xfce4 on an Acer c70 Chromebook. I managed to successfully update my system to 14.04 about a month ago using update manager, but was left with many unresolved bugs that I could not work ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS stops at start

I've installed the updates, and at the end it asked me to restart the computer. After I restarted, it stops at the booting. All I see is: black screen, Ubuntu 12.04 and the four dots in the middle of ...
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known issue with Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 06)

just got an assembled pc with a built in ethernet adapter Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 06) is this ethernet lan card known to have ...
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I built a library from source and the libs are in ~/Desktop/xerces — how do I install these libs so the linker can find them?

I have a bunch of .so libs in ~/Desktop/xerces after building the library from source. I would now like to install these libraries (say in /usr/lib) and have them picked up by ld. I manually copied ...
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Security problem .. how can i hide windows partion on ubunto?

when i installed Ubuntu i saw my all windows partitions C: D: E: F: and i can copy + paste + switch suppose some user in my network put the CD then he can see everything what is the best ...
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After boot from live CD, no usable desktop

I have an old iMac G4 which I am trying to get Ubuntu installed on. I have a live CD and can boot from that. Everything loads and is running but there is some sort of graphical error and there is just ...
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Install Ubuntu but still boot into Windows 7 (No GRUB screen)

EDIT: Nothing was required my end, I have picked the best answer (Which I was going to do anyway) Thanks for the suggestions First of all I want to boot Windows only, I'm not having a duel-boot ...
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Update broke graphics driver, no GL, no Unity 3D, GeForce 610M

About a month ago an automatic update and a seven day-streak with no reboot somehow broke my graphics capabilities, rendering me Unity 2D'd and video-game-less. I suspect it is to do with driver ...
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Can't install Nvidia 304 Updates on HWE 12.04.5

I've upgraded my 12.04 LTS to the new HWE bringing the Kernel to 3.13.0-32-generic #57~precise1-Ubuntu. My graphics card is a Nvidia 7600 GS and needs to use 304-updates to work. When upgrading to ...
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After installing Ubuntu 12.04 pc goes in GRUB rescue

As a part of my school lab I did following: Starting off with win 7 installed Installed 10.04 in remaining space > worked Installed 12.04 in amother partition I created finished installation took ...
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why is gdm not starting automatically?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with all updates. At some point I experienced some trouble with LightDm, so after reading up on AskUbuntu I switched to GDM. No problems, except that I cannot get GDM to ...
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how do I disable the headphone jack so sound will come out of the speakers?

I just installed ubuntu 12.04 (it still has windows 7 on it but I can't access it I don't think) on my moms older and pretty beat up laptop. the thing has a few problems like needing the keyboard ...
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Copy drivers from one ubuntu to another ubuntu

Is there any way so that drivers installed in one Ubuntu device be installed in another device . Some type of transfer of drivers
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Why does my laptop grayscreen after I reopen it?

I'm using an Intel Macbook on Ubuntu 12.04 with kernel version 3.11.0-26-generic The problem I've been having is that, when I close the laptop lid and reopen it the machine does not resume ...
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Ralink rt3290 Bluetooth not working [duplicate]

I was trying to install Ralink rt3290 bluetooth driver which I downloaded from http://s3.amazonaws.com/mtk.cfs/Downloads/linux/-2012_0508_RT3290_Linux_STA_v2.6.0.0.bz2 When I run the make command I ...
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How to perform a CPU/disk intensive operation without drastically affecting other processes?

I am running a Minecraft server on Ubuntu 12.04. The operation I'm trying to perform is a git clone, as part of a new backup system I'm implementing. I would like to be able to do things like this ...
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recovery option not showing up in grub menu

I installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I remember I made the recovery partition but grub not showing recovery option I made recovery partition in /dev/sda2 ntfs and the label is HP_RECOVERY
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Key repeating consistently gets interrupted

I am using xubuntu 12.04 64bit on an Acer TravelMate 5742Z laptop. Scenario: Holding the key sss expected output: ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss ... ssssssssssssssss actual ...
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How to connect to sql server 2008?

I am using ubuntu 12.04, and i have a microsoft sql server 2008 which is running on a windows server 2008 on port 1433, but windows server 2008 is virtualized it is running on vmware and further this ...
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Heroes of Newearth execution error

When I launch HoN from Dash it shows nothing. When I navigate to ~/HoN and run sh hon.sh I get the following output: warning: The VAD has been replaced by a hack pending a complete rewrite X Error of ...
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How to delete selected text in nano editor?

How to delete selected text in nano editor ? I came across this issue while needing to delete the virtual host file and replace its content completely by other content. But the problem is that I ...
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Add custom resolution to built-in laptop screen in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

My laptop is a Lenovo W530. I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and after some problems, I managed to get it working at 1920 x 1080. However, this resolution is a bit too high for me, so I would ...
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Install dpkg-depcheck in 12.04

I'm attempting to compile a deb package using 12.04 but am unable to run a dpkg-depcheck on ubuntu 12.04. The command doesn't exist on the server I'm using and isn't a package in the repositories ...
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windows mapped folder access

I have successfully mapped a a shared folder in windows to Ubuntu. But I can't save anything in the folder from Ubuntu. I can browse and open and all but I can't save anything to the folder or create ...
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How do I install network driver source code to /lib/modules/<kernel version>/build/drivers/net/ethernet

I have installed the kernel source headers, but I need to apply patches to individual driver(e1000e) source. Currently the directory below only consists of a Makefile ls ...
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Ubuntu Graphical Search not as efficient as in Windows

From my experience, Ubuntu Graphical Search is not as efficient as in Windows. For eg: Say I have a folder named dead by april Now if I search for it in windows search box with april, it lists dead ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 live CD not booting on iMac G5 (Intel)

My iMac G5 isnt booting the Ubuntu 12.04 Live CD (32 bit version). When I press the up key, the last line is "* Starting bluetooth daemon". It does not have the [OK] next to it. If I dont press the ...
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Black screen with text after upgrading ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 LTS

I thought that I could ask this since I haven't seen anything related to my problem. I tried to upgrade ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 using this method [ ...
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Samsung 500C Chromebook with Ubuntu 12.04 - cannot upgrade or install release 14 [on hold]

I have a Samsung 500C chromebook. I was able to get Ubuntu 12.04 running and it looks great. I am trying to install 14.04, but I am unable to boot from USB. Successive upgrades stopped working after ...
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Upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

I am having troubles while trying to upgrade from ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Using "Update Manager -> New Ubuntu 12.10 can be installed. Upgrade" gives me error (translated into English myself) Download ...
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Configure samba to fully use a gigabit connection

Is there a way to configure Samba in a way so that it can actually fully use a gigabit LAN connection when only performing a single big (>10GB) file transfer? On several Ubuntu servers in several ...
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Find where your files are being used

Im running a server with no GUI. Is there a way to find where my files are being called? I want to know which files are calling my /bin/auto-root-login. I want to know this because my system uses ...
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How use Xampp-control-panel for php program in linux

I installed Xampp on my Ubuntu. I wrote a PHP program for Hello World and saved it as MyFirstPhp.php in opt/lampp/htdocs/MIKpatel/ I opend the Xampp-Conytrol-panel Problems: 1) I don't know what is ...
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Unable to boot after update

After a update, Ubuntu won't boot anymore and gives: error: could not read file. If I'm fast enough to press a button to continue, I get Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on ...
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How to change update At-spi1.32 to At-spi2 core in ubuntu 12.04?

On Ubuntu 12.04 by default At-spi1.32 and py-atspi 1.9.0 are installed. I am trying to intstall atspi2-core and pyatspi2 because in there are new methods I need. When I am trying to import like from ...
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how to run php program that saved in opt/lampp/htdocs

I installed Xampp in my linux os I also write php program in gedit and then that program saved in /opt/lampp/htdocs But problem is I don't khow how to run php program that saved in /opt/lampp/htdocs ...
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How to refresh launcher icon application menu in ubuntu 12.04?

After modifying a desktop file in /usr/share/applications, I need to refresh the launcher icon application menu so that my modification shows up. For the sake of clarity, the menu that should get ...
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Downgrade Ubuntu 12.04 kernel to 2.6.x

I currently have the most up-to-date kernel (Linux user-desktop 3.2.0-67-generic #101-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 15 17:46:11 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux) of Ubuntu 12.04 on my x86_64 computer, but ...
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Unable to install new hardware support from update manager

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. For couple of week I noticed in Update manager that it is showing "New Hardware support is Available". After clicking it showed following message, "Your current Hardware ...
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How does LTS combine with HWE out of support

This is a rather general question, but I'd really like to know where I got it wrong. Less than a year ago on one of my laptops, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 precise (Kernel 3.8.x) Now I am told that HWE ...
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HWE VirtualBox Screen Resolution

I did the terrible mistake of installing the HWE stack last week. Since then my screen resolution inside VirtualBox has a maximum of 640x480. I downloaded the .iso to install the guest additions ...
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Cannot connect via FTP on Ubuntu 12.04

I installed and configured vsftpd service on Ubuntu 12.04 using the tutorial How To Set Up vsftpd on Ubuntu 12.04. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and then followed the tutorial, that's all I did. I never ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS graphics drivers

EN I have a graphics card AMD Radeon HD 4350 and I've heard that you can use the proprietary drivers for Ubuntu 12.04. Can someone tell me how to install them? :) Because I installed some, but caused ...
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Help booting from disk

I already have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on my computer, but I would like to get Windows back onto it. The only problem is that I can't boot from any CD/USB/SD, all I get is the GRUB boot menu, ...
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unable to boot 12.04

I have my hp probook 445 g1 ubuntu installed factory state. I was running out of boot space on my PC so I installed ubuntu-tweak to clean it.But it didn't worked. After that an error symbol is placed ...
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/tmp not present press S to skip or M to manual recovery . . . . . [duplicate]

I know the question has been asked many times, and I have gone through dozens of the answers, trying the suggestions without success. On start up I get the above message When I try mkdir, described ...
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i get error when XAMPP install

[XAMPP is currently only availably as 32 bit application. Please use a 32 bit compatility library for your system]please give me solution for this type error