Fourth LTS (Long Term Support) release of Ubuntu, code-named Precise Pangolin. Released on 26th April, 2012. Will go End Of Life (EOL) April 2017. Only use this tag if your question is version-specific.

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How to access Windows 7 partitions like D:/ and E:/?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my PC. I cannot access the contents of my hard disk which contain Windows old files.
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“The system is running in low-graphics mode” on virtualbox running in Windows 8 [duplicate]

I know this question has been asked multiple times but I couldn't find a solution. I tried installing Ubuntu 12.04.2 on Oracle VirtualBox running on a Windows 8 Pro machine. But I faced a "The ...
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Xserver sometimes fails to start

I'm having problems with my Xserver sometimes failing to start. It doesn't happen consistently, but when it happens, instead of showing the login screen I get some vague one-line error message about ...
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Intel desktop mothermoard with integrated graphic. Showing LVDS n VGA, that i cant configure

Have Intel motherboard. Graphics integrated. Ubuntu 12.04 showing to monitors, LVDS n VGA connected, but I have only VGA. And Ubuntu think that my monitor can show FullHD but really it can only 1280*...
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Use encrypted Home between two Ubuntu

I have an encrypted "/home" partition separated from "/" partition using ubuntu12.04. Now I want to install ubuntu13.04.Can I share that "/home" partition as ubuntu13.04's "/home" and use it for these ...
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New to Ubuntu, trying to install and run WoW MOP & LoL

I am new to Ubuntu Linux, just came from windows 7 after a recommendation from one of my guild mates on GW2. Sadly I should have grilled him more on how to install all of the games and run them. I ...
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I want to install 12.04LTS 64bit on HP Z820. Will there be any problems?

I am considering the purchase of HP Z820. I want to install 12.04LTS 64bit. Z800 is given in the hardware support information. Z820 is not written yet. Please tell me if you know how it can be used in ...
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Save and restore window positions

Here is my configuration: Ubuntu 12.04 (with Unity) Laptop External screen to use the laptop in dual screen mode Several windows spread on both screens and on 4 workspaces When I have meetings I ...
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manually do a `make install`

I just built a large program that had some other programs in the source tree. make install just installed the main program, but I want to install all of the sub-programs that were built as well. Is ...
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Faience GTK theme breaks tabs

I installed this theme in my Ubuntu 12.04 + Unity and all tabs are definitively wrong: Any idea to make this theme work properly? Thanks.
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Ubuntu 12.10 boots to purple screen after upgrading from 12.04?

I'm new to the whole linux world. I had Windows7, so in order to not to lose it I made a new partition for Ubuntu 12.04. After the installation everything was good except a huge problem, my lapto has ...
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I get dependency issues with linux-image-pae while upgrading

justsmit1@moodle:~$ sudo aptitude safe-upgrade The following packages will be upgraded: linux-image-generic-pae 1 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 0 ...
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Gaming with Virtualbox, has it worked for you?

Currently I am using Windows 8. I have a virtual box with Ubuntu set up for development. Aside from that I sometimes just want to relax and enjoy a game (Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Saints Row: The Third, ...
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mount:can't read proc/mounts

I've installed Ubuntu, but when it is loading it gives following error: mount:can't read proc/mounts. Can't fount such file or directory However, OS continues loading but when I try to enter system ...
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New computer boot/live usb issue Ubuntu 12.10

built a new computer yesterday and the specs are as follows: AMD A6 5400k process with AMD Radeon HD7540D graphics (built-in) FM2-A75IA-E53 mobo 8GB Crucial RAM I can install and run Ubuntu 12.04. ...
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How to install Ubuntu 12 in place of Fedora 18 while preserving my dual boot windows 7 installation?

I have installed Win7 first, then I did install Fedora 18 and now I boot through the Fedora's boot loader to either of the systems. What I want now is to replace Fedora 18 by Ubuntu 12 without ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 I can't download anything… at all

I recently upgraded from Maveric(10.10) to 12.04 (by wiping out Maveric from my system completely) I was using a pen drive, so it messed up my grub. I finally managed to reinstall the grub on the ...
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Sound in Ubuntu 12.04 suddenly missed

Everything was OK a few hours ago. I was watсhing some TED video when the sound suddenly just gone to nowhere. I'm not a very experienced Linux user, so I tried to restart the system - it didn't help ...
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Please help me speedup my Ubuntu 12

top - 08:28:09 up 12:59, 2 users, load average: 0.59, 0.47, 0.35 Tasks: 200 total, 1 running, 199 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie Cpu(s): 7.1%us, 2.7%sy, 0.0%ni, 88.1%id, 2.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0....
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Ubuntu installation failed every time after choosing “install ubuntu alongside window 7”

I want to install Ubuntu with window 7 as a dual boot PC. After Booting from pendrive when I choose "intall ubuntu on Hard disk" , then installation window comes, I choose "do not connect to wifi ...
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UFW 'default deny incoming' doesn't work

I have UFW enabled, 'default deny incoming' set and no any additional rules, but I still can access all ports from other PCs. I have to manually block each port. What can be wrong?
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Error when installing ubuntu with Windows installer

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS with Windows Installer. I downloaded this version from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/windows-installer and did as it says on instructions, all good ...
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“apt-get -f install” not working [duplicate]

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer ...
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Ubuntu server 12.04 error

I have been attempting to install Ubuntu server 12.04. After the boot screen, I just get continuous scrolling messages that won't stop, along the lines of: [ ###.######] ehci_hcd 0000:00:13.2 port 2 ...
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Turning off battery management on desktop

Just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Optiplex GX280 desktop computer. When I hook up my bluetooth mouse and keyboard it seems to recognize their batteries as the actual battery of the computer. As if ...
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Installing Nvidia driver Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I downloaded this driver from the Nvidia website: NVIDIA-Linux-x86-310.44.run How do I install this file?
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Taking screenshot saves a black image with the cursor only [closed]

Whenever I do a screenshot, it saves a black image with the cursor only. However, if I do a screenshot after an app or Unity freezes, it would save an image in the state when the app or Unity was ...
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Triple Booting - Windows, Ubuntu, and Ubuntu Studio

I've Windows and Ubuntu, and wanted Ubuntu Studio, so I downloaded Ubuntu Studio 12.04 dvd file, and I wanted to have triple-booting on my laptop. Here is the snapshot of disk management. image ...
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While installing Rhytmbox, I get the following error [duplicate]

The following packages have unmet dependencies: gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg: Depends: libavcodec-extra-53 (>= 4:0.7.3-1) but 4:0.8.6ubuntu0.12.04.1 is to be installed Depends: ...
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How to tell what is logging bandwidth

I've been having everything that goes through my NIC logged and I'm not sure how it happened. The last thing I installed was webmin and I'm not sure if that changed a setting or not but as of today ...
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Ubuntu update gone wrong [duplicate]

I tried to update to 12.10, but in the mist of installing, the entire computer froze, and not knowing about REISUB I forced quit my computer Ever since, every time I updated, I was given a message ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS boots to command line of some kind

I recently built a computer, then installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (Desktop, AMD64)using the Universal USB Installer from pendrivelinux.com. When it was first installed, the Unity bar (at the left) was ...
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Can't boot live USB on Windows 7 system

I made a USB bootable using a program recommended by the Ubuntu website, but when ever I go to the boot menu on restart there is no option to boot from USB. I've restarted 8 times and still don't see ...
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Dual monitor not working when 'nomodeset' is used

I am using an HP Pavillion g6 laptop running 12.04, and the laptop screen is simply black if I don't apply 'nomodeset' on startup. However, including this has lead to the laptop not recognising an ...
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ubuntu: escape or exit superuser mode

I have Ubuntu 12 and my power went out so when I restarted the computer, it immediately booted up to super user/ console mode. I did some google search on forums and such on similar issues, but I'm ...
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Administrator access

How do I know that I have administrator's access on Ubuntu 12.04 and how do I stop the incessant prompts that always need my authorization to be able to do anything?
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How to enable unity 3d in 12.04?

I installed the graphic card driver: But Unity is still in 2d mode: How can I bring it into 3d mode?
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Where are installed the binaries of Texlive?

After installing Texlive 2012 trought the texlive-backports ppa on Ubuntu 12.04, I cannot find it in /usr/local/. Why? I need to find the path to the binaries so I can add that to TeXstudio.
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How can I add 'emacs' to one of the 'Show other application' in file explorer

In file explorer (Nautilus) under Ubuntu, I can select a file and right click and scroll to: open with other application My question is how can I add emacs to that list of "other application"
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How to get kernel versions to match in a server and clients?

Ubuntu has released 12.04.2 LTS, which has a newer kernel than the one that comes with 12.04.1 LTS. I prefer to keep server and clients with the same kernel version. Can this be done?
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How to run audio settings program without Unity?

In Unity desktop, there is a sound menu at the top of the screen where I can change volume and input/output devices (screenshot). I'm wondering how can I run this program without Unity? (Just in ...
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What to do when my system freezes? [duplicate]

Ubuntu has suddenly stopped working and everything has become unresponsive, including the mouse, keyboard. I waited for almost an hour to make it settle itself. Finally, I had to shut it down and ...
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What to do about errors with update & upgrade?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit on a Pacard Bell dot S netbook with intel atom 64 bit processor. I get then following message when using either apt-get update or upgrade. Upgrade stops on this but ...
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How to install Tv-maxe

I am having problems install TV-MAXE on one laptop the issue is that is asking for ubuntu 12.04 lts cd to be in /cdrom/. Apparently the issue are the files lirc and setserial that will not install,...
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How to install Ubuntu in Asus Eee PC 1015CX?

Hi I would love to use ubuntu as my default OS in my new Asus Eee PC 1015CX. It comes with a default Express Gate cloud OS and I would like to know the steps on how to create a USB bootable drive and ...
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Issues with Lenovo C440

New Lenovo C440, initialised m/s to check machine and validate warranty. otherwise nought on it, apart from usual buy this, use this garbage that came pre-installed. Burned new disc (12.04.2 64AMD) ...
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Why use Ubuntu for PHP

After doing some research on google i found that most of the company is using LAMP for php development. Is there any big advantage using ubuntu for php?
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Ubuntu not booting after using Ubuntu-Tweak's janitor function

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu. This morning my Ubuntu 12.04 would not boot up properly anymore. After the loading screen saying "Ubuntu" with the five little dots it just goes black and nothing happens. ...
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after first reboot choose wrong video port

Sorry for my english. I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 on intel motherboard with atom and igd 3000. On this board two video outputs: d-sub(vga) and dvi. My monitor have only D-SUB. After installation ...
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Flash stopped playing sound

my ubuntu stopped playing sound. I tried to search what I am using as sound device , but the system manager just says "built in audio" Can you please direct me what should I try? So far I only tried ...