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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Why won't my graphics work in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I'm very new to Ubuntu and to Linux in general, and took the leap and formatted my PC to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS very recently :) I seem to be having some trouble getting my graphics card to run properly, I ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 no bluetooth adapter found

After running smoothly since last distro upgrade I suddenly lost my ability to connect to my bluetooth hub (Logitech). After I remotly tried to shutdown the computer which failed i got back home ...
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How do I go back to 12.04? [duplicate]

Stupidly, I upgraded my ancient laptop to 13.04 and am now in a world of slowness. I'm running in dual-boot mode alongside Win XP. I've seen other similar requests and the answer is reinstall. My ...
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Black screen after grub screen

I've finally got ubuntu 12.04 installed as a dual boot but am having trouble getting it to start. I get to the GRUB screen and select ubuntu but it just goes to a black screen. The only thing I can do ...
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Connect Playstation Console via VPN to the internet

I have a VPN connection to the internet with my PC and want to connect my Playstation 3 to the internet. I have Ubuntu 12.04 on my PC. How do I do that?
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Need driver for Panasonic KX-MB1520

Recently, I purchased Panasonic KX-MB 1520 All-in-one laser printer with FAX. I have installation CD with me but it is available only for Microsoft Windows OS. Please provide its drivers and help me ...
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Granting administrator privileges to user not working?

I saw the sudoers manual and plan to eventually give the user only rights to run specific programs, but tried testing it with ALL permissions and it isn't working. sudo -l shows this: [sudo] ...
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changing keyboard shortcuts

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and the keyboard shortcuts are not convenient in the terminal for my keyboard. To switch between tabs you have to type SHIFT-CTRL-PGUP. Is there any way I can change that ...
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audio cd s not burning to mp3 format-burning to wav format in k3b and brasero using ubuntu 12.04.2

It started in ubuntu 13.04-I was doing what I usually do,I opened brasero to make an audio cd from a few mp3 audio files..When burned I noticed the files on cd were in wav format.I then tried k3b with ...
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12.04 Booting into Terminal

To preface this, I would like to say that I am completely new to Ubuntu and have essentially zero programming experience/experience working with command line and terminal. I installed Ubuntu because I ...
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VM doesn't pick up any ip address

I'm running virtualbox in bridged mode on a windows host. ifconfig returns this: Here's the etc../interfaces file: here's the output of ifconfig -a: here's the output of route How can I ...
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How do I load the ubuntu-desktop on 12.04 server [duplicate]

I need to load the GUI on 12.04.2. I ran: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop sudo reboot I did not see any errors but I do not see a GUI, just the CLI How do I start the GUI? ...
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Would i be able to update 12.04 LTS to 13.04? [duplicate]

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS , would i be able to update my system to 13.04 without losing my data? And how i will do it? Can Anyone Tell me?
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Remove drive partitions before Installing 12.04?

I have an old box and want to switch to Ubuntu 12.04. It has two hard drives. The first is a 40 gig disk that runs Windows XP; the other is 80 gigs partitioned into 40, 20, and 20 gigs. I am ...
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My computer will not reboot after fresh install of ubuntu 12.04LTS

I bought a new computer yesterday and it came with Windows 8. When installing Ubuntu, i choose the erase and install option thinking that Ubuntu would install easily like it did for my old laptop... ...
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Differences between standard keyboard layout in windows and linux?

I'm want to switch from using mostly osx to using mostly linux (for everything unix) and windows (unfortunately, because of work, I need to be effective using excel/outlook and various other apps in ...
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How to install vnc server so I can have complete control on my Ubuntu Server?

I installed ubuntu server 12.04. I installed gnome desktop on that (GUI essential for my purpose). Now I want to control the server remotely. I tried following things and not very successful : ...
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Unable to move files and folders

I use Ubuntu 12.04 and all my drives are of the ext4 file system. I tried to cut and paste a folder from the location /home/username/Documents to a logical drive which is of the ext4 file system but I ...
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Screen size and resolution conflict

I am a Linux noob and could use a little help with an issue. I am trying to achieve a very specific resolution and screen size (720x480 @ 59.94) for my headless Ubuntu 12.04.2-64 Desktop box with a ...
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If I use wubi to install on the same driver as Windows XP, what will happen? [duplicate]

Will all XP files be deleted? I'm new to Ubuntu and all I want to know is if those files of XP won't get lost at all.
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Cannot bootup windows 7 after upgrading to ubuntu 12.04

I have tried boot-repair grub-update bootrec commands booting into safe mode with command prompt gets stuck with classpnp.sys file changing sata options in bios etc but windows keep throwing the ...
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minidlna and samsung tv file format doesn't support

I have PC with XUbuntu 12.04 and Samsung 27A950, so I want to use my PC like dlna server. But I can run file of any format on my TV, get error: "File format doesn't support". I try to open *.avi, ...
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Trouble connecting to the internet with Lenovo g500, Ubuntu 12.04

I recently burned the Ubuntu 12.04 iso onto a blank DVD and used that to install Ubuntu onto my Lenovo g500. I can see wireless networks after the drivers for my BCM4313 were installed, but I cannot ...
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VNC drops connection to Ubuntu

When connecting to my server using TightVNC viewer the connection fails after a short time. Usually i get the message "Connection has been gracefully closed", but sometimes the error is some socket ...
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RTNETLINK answers: file exists - configure interface

Forgive the newbie question. I am trying to setup eth1 in interfaces: however, I am getting: RTNETLINK answers: file exists here are the results of ifconfig: what am i doing wrong?
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Install Lightscribe on 64 bit AMD Error

I am trying to install lightscribe on a 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04. I have installed the 32 bit libs and I keep getting the following message: tedsch47@Ted-Laptop:~/Downloads/Programs$ sudo dpkg --install ...
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Missing & Failed Folder At/and After Installation

I am new to Linux, and I've trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (dual boot with Windows XP). I choose to add new partition (FAT32 150 GB) for the shared folder. But when I pressed the install button, ...
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12.04 on Pentium Dual Core with 1GB or ram running slow

hey i have a Lenovo Thinkpad Laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. It runs slow. I tried "System profiler and Benchmark" to test the computer. but the application quits and closes after the first few ...
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Software center freezing on start up

I already did the apt-get purge, install and update thing but it still freezes when trying to start. This is what I get trying to start in terminal: cliff@cliff-Aspire-X1301:~$ software-center ...
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Cannot start tomcat after installing a private instance

Ok, now I've spend enough time configuring Tomcat properly on my Ubuntu 12.04 OS, and I'm already fed-up, given that it's already 2:00 am. First I installed tomcat7 as described in this question - ...
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Terminfo definitions don't work?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a run-of-the-mill Dell desktop computer. I have a Wyse WY-60 serial terminal hooked up to the serial port (ttyS0). When the terminal is in VT100 emulation mode, and ...
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When reinstalling Ubuntu, should I install the latest version or the version originaly installed on the machine?

I have inherited a laptop1 from a colleague that originally came with Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneric Ocelot) installed. I am planning a clean reinstall of the OS to clean her data and set it up as my machine. ...
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Dpkg error whe I try to upgrade nessus on ubuntu server 12.04

When I run this command sudo dpkg -i Nessus-5.0.1-ubuntu1110_amd64.deb, I got the following error: dpkg: error processing Nessus-5.0.1-ubuntu1110_amd64.deb (--install): cannot access archive: No ...
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How do I bundle several units of 3G modems to improve bandwidth?

How do I bundle let's say five to ten units of 3G modems in order to improve the download speed? I'd like to do this on Ubuntu Server 12.04.2 LTS. In the end, I would like to use the Ubuntu server as ...
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touch: cannot touch `/usr/share/tomcat7/logs/catalina.out': No such file or directory

I have a problem starting tomcat from terminal. I installed tomcat using - sudo apt-get install tomcat7, few days back. Now when I'm starting it using the below command, I'm getting the following ...
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Nautilus File Manager not working

I'm just installed ubuntu 12.04 and was customizing my Main Menu using the standard application Ubuntu provides for that and eliminated the entry Files it contained. Unfortunately this resulted ...
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Can't install Steam games for Windows 7 under Ubuntu 12.04

I have had Windows 7 but have now swapped to Linux. I downloaded and installed the Steam Client with no problem. I can login, but I can't download the games I bought before. They are in my Library ...
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Install pygame on 12.04

After following the instructions How do I install Pygame in virtualenv?, running `pip install pygame' now returns: Downloading/unpacking pygame Running setup.py egg_info for package pygame Skipping ...
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Global menu bar integration add-on missing in Firefox 22 for Ubuntu 12.04

I just installed Firefox 22 via PPA, and during installation I noticed the global menu bar integration add-on version 22 also was included, but when I launch Firefox I cannot locate the add-on to ...
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Keyboard Cursor Invisible during Rename in Ubuntu 12.04

When I rename a directory, the background color is white, text color is black, but the blinking Keyboard cursor color is also white or it is invisible !! So I am not able to position the cursor for ...
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Cannot get Wireless working by any means on 12.04 (Broadcom Issues)

I am a linux newbie interested in getting to know my computer a little bit better. The last time I even tried linux was Ubuntu 8.04LTS (Hardy Heron). I am not scared of the terminal but I am not ...
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gcc segmentation fault on Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to compile a C program on Ubuntu precise 12.04. Here's the program: #include <stdio.h> int main(int argc, char** argv) { printf("Hello World!"); return 0; } My gcc version is ...
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OK, I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my powerbook g4, 1.33 17". Can I partition and set dual boot mac os x? (with out losing the ubuntu)

So get this, I find lots of Dual Booting help if I install the Mac os X software first, and I even have the original bootcamp disks and such, but I have Ubuntu working perfectly on the machine as my ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.2: GRUB was apparently not installed [duplicate]

Sorry if this is a silly question but I'm incredibly new at all this. I'm trying to use Ubuntu 12.04. I installed it from the usb stick and it went fine, said to reboot, but after rebooting it opens ...
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Malformed line 6 in source list /ect/apt/sources.list when trying to fix software center [duplicate]

My software center won't open. So someone told me to re-install it and one command that I was told to do was sudo apt-get update which is failing to run, saying it cannot read line 6. # ...
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Host grub error after installing Virtualbox - Non Recoverable

I have been unable to fine a resolution to my problem and I have been suffering from it for a while. I can install Virtualbox and can reboot the machine successfully straight after. Once the system ...
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Ubuntu 12.04-2 does not install with UEFI [duplicate]

I'm in trouble to instal Ubuntu in Insipiron 14z. I've already created this question (that was wrongly marked as duplicated): First question But, the error seems to be with UEFI. If I disable ...
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/etc/network/interfaces doesn't always take affect

For some reason my eth0 does not have internet on reboot sometimes. I am using a static ip. I can ping my gateway, but I am unable to ping dns servers, or anything out of my network. It seems that ...
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How to copy dvds using HandBrake under Ubuntu 12.04

I can get handbrake to encode a dvd just fine but after that what do i use to write it to the blank dvdrw? Am using ubuntu 12.04.
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Install Eclipse CDT on ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to add the CDT to an existing Eclipse JDT installation. I'm following the process below: Open Eclipse Help->Install New Software I click the Add button I enter CDT as name and the link ...