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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E: Malformed line 57 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) [duplicate]

Hi guys I've just got this error message when i opened update manager: E: Malformed line 57 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) any ideas how to solve this problem?
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How to run Windows executable Files [duplicate]

Having shifted from Windows a while ago, there are still some applications that I wish were also designed to run on Linux platform. Therefore, how can the executable files of such applications be ...
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How to install newest dovecot stable when ubuntu repository is old?

This is a bit of a dumb question, but how do I install the newest stable of dovecot on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server? I'm still a bit new to ubuntu and linux in general. The newest stable is v2.2.1, but in ...
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install qtSerialPort library

I want to install qtserialport in precise1-Ubuntu. I got the source directory using git. next I download lib-qt4-dev and qmake. I ran qmake. it works fine. but, make fails with the following error: ...
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contextmenu does not work in desktop

I am using ubuntu12.04, and I install the gnome-classic desktop. After that I removed the package 'nautilus', and install the 'thunar'. However, I found that the context menu does not work anymore. ...
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How to install ooVoo on ubuntu 12.04 64 bit [duplicate]

kindly help to install ooVoo in Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit.
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Is there wubi.exe that can support ubuntu-12.04.2-desktop-amd64?

I have downloaded Ubuntu 12.04.2 64 bit, and I tried to install it with WUBI. I put the ubuntu ISO and WUBI in the same folder. When I installed it with WUBI, it starts downloading ...
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How to install VMWare converter on Ubuntu 12.04

I bought a laptop. It came with windows. I prefer to use Ubuntu. I need to use Windows at times. I would like to migrate the OEM windows installation to a virtual machine within Ubuntu. That is the ...
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How can I batch convert .rpms to .debs in Ubuntu?

I want to install the daily current build of LibreOffice in Ubuntu but they only make it available in .rpms. I know I'm supposed to use Alien to convet .rpms to .debs but I can't find a command to ...
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g++ Installation

I tried installing gpp in my Ubuntu 12.04, but I can't install it. It reports, sudo apt-get install gpp [sudo] password for akash: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How to Disable KDE Wallet and have “remember password” working

When I log into my system I have a KDE Wallet password dialog. When I disable it, some passwords as wifi or FTP accounts don't work any more, and the main problem - I dont have "remember password" any ...
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After installing ubuntu 12.04.2, I can't load windows 8 [duplicate]

I have a laptop with in-built windows 8. I installed Ubuntu 64 bit via the method shown on this Ubuntu page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI After use boot-repair, in GRUB menu it shows ...
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New to Ubuntu and got stuck on managing internet conection

Just installed Ubuntu 12.0.4 LTS and got stuck on the part connecting to the internet. I can't even find a guide that can help me find the problem. Maybe it's because I'm new and I just can't find ...
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Unable to connect through Java programs in Ubuntu

I am unable to connect to any host through Java programs, getting java.net.ConnectException: Connection refused. Does it have anything to do with Ubuntu firewall configurations or any other ...
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why doesn't mysql create the pid?

mysql starts fine, everything is working as expected, but there is no pid file where my.cnf says it should be, the .sock is there this is the relevant section of my.cnf [mysqld] user = ...
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How can I access my Ubuntu boot disk files as external USB disk on Centos 6.3?

Not sure whether this would be more appropriate in a Centos forum, but I'll post it here for starters as I am more comfortable and familiar with Ubuntu. I recently purchased a server with Centos 6.3 ...
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Unable to execute shell scripts from `~/bin` [duplicate]

I am learning to write shell script from this tutorial on linuxcommand.org. It says - Most modern Linux distributions encourage a practice in which each user has a specific directory for the ...
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inxi installation on ubuntu

I have migrated from Linux Mint to Ubuntu 64(KDE installed). I want check my hardware with inxi -F command but it returns : inxi: command not found and as I want to install inxi (sudo apt-get install ...
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I have installed ubuntu 12.04.2 64-bit, but it still not opening after installation [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 alongside Windows 8 (pre-installed,default in laptop). After installing and restarting, only Windows 8 opens, I don't see Ubuntu.
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Is that possible to install language pack offlinely? [duplicate]

I have a laptop, and I want to install Indonesian language pack. Unfortunately, there is no Internet connection. Can I install language packs offline (assuming I can download files in another ...
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gMTP counterpart for Kindle Paperwhite?

I plan to buy a Kindle Paperwhite. In all discussions so far about connecting the Kindle Paperwhite to Ubuntu, I have seen only answers/comments that suggest how to connect Kindle Fire to Ubuntu, and ...
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Issue Mounting NAS

I am trying to mount a NAS on one of my servers: htadmin@testing:~$ showmount -e 10.0.0.210 Export list for 10.0.0.210: /humanresources /Web /Usb ...
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Computer fails to boot properly after vmware workstation 9 was installed on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 3.5.0-27-generic on an HP dm4-1028tx. I just reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04 after encountering problems with Ubuntu 12.10. I was installing VMware Workstation 9 after uninstalling ...
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How to access internet on laptop from Blackberry 9300 curve mobile using Bluetooth connection

Please help me to make an internet connection using Bluetooth in my laptop. I am using Blackberry curve 9300 and HP Probook 4440s with Ubuntu 12.04.
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Installing multiple Ubuntu distros via wubi?

I've installed Ubuntu via Wubi, and I want to install other distros/desktop enviroments, like KDE, XFCE, etc. Based on WubiGuide: You can install your favorite distro from within Wubi (see the ...
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prozgui not downloading larger files?

downloading larger files using prozgui which is integrated with firefox by flashgot in ubuntu 12.04 gives following error : Not enough storage space or storage media fails to create file i am using ...
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Why ID card reader is not working in Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10? Using Omnikey3121

I have this Omnikey 3121 which is an USB ID card reader. Connected to my Ubuntu. When i try to read Belgiun ID Card or any other card it does not work always missing to provide results. How can i make ...
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Command ps freezed. How to fix it?

When I execute ps on the server runs ubuntu 12.04, it always freeze. like this: root@xxx:xxxxx# ps PID TTY TIME CMD 26328 pts/1 00:00:00 sudo 26329 pts/1 00:00:00 su 26330 pts/1 ...
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How do I install cursors from the internet? [duplicate]

I tried doing the answer from another question but I didn't have an .icons folder. How else can I install a cursor without using the software center?
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Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't boot from usb [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 desktop edition. Used Universal USB installer to create a bootable USB. Restarted with the USB plugged in. Pressed F10 and selected Sony (my pendrive model). System restarted ...
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Alarm clock for 12.04

Looking for a Alarm Clock for Ubuntu 12.04 with following Repeat an alarm after user defined period of time Can be paused Can be reset Shows a visual indication at alarm time Visual indication ...
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install 13.04 or stay with 12.04 LTS?

I've been excited about 13.04 since reading about the new features and new designs made in it. I tried using 12.10 but, in my opinion it is okay and feels a little sluggish to me. 13.04 is suppose to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.2 showing a kernel panic at the startup

I'm using a Acer Laptop 5100 (Athlon 64 TK-53, ATI 1100, 320GB HD, 4GB RAM, Broadcom 4311 Wifi), and I was using for some time Ubuntu 10.04 and later 10.10 64-bit versions without a single freeze. I ...
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Installing Ubuntu GRUB directly from Ubuntu

I had windows 8 and Ubuntu side by side managed by Ubuntu GRUB menu. I installed Open Suse, and now Open suse is managing all my operating systems. I want to remove Open Suse, I don't have Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 installation freeze - HM67 chipset + SSD Intel 335

I upgraded HDD to Intel SSD 335 in my laptop (Dell Vostro 3750, chipset HM67, latest version of BIOS A14) and i cannot install Ubuntu - i tried three different versions : 32bit 11.10. and 12.04. and ...
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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 ...
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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. ...