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 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 ...
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Wireless interface stopped working after routine updates

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenova ThinkPad. I updated a few days ago, and my wireless interface has basically disappeared. I can see where they should be when I click on my internet icon, but ...
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Trouble configuring Apache virtual hosts in ubuntu server 12.04

OS: Ubuntu 12.04.2 Updated to the latest and greatest SO here's what I've don so far: cd /etc/apache2/sites-available sudo nano mysite Inside this file I've written the following definition: ...
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Ubuntu suddenly stopped booting to GUI and startx stalls

I am running Ubuntu 12.04. A few hours ago, I started up my machine, checked my email, played a couple albums on Spotify and turned it off again. I did not notice anything out of the ordinary and I ...
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“latex it!” button (add-on for Thunderbird) not accessible?

They say here that it works great after.. manually adding the "LaTeX it!" button But how does on manually adds a "LaTeX it!" button? without it there is no way to use this add-on. I'm not sure ...
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Why do I have different kernel versions on same distribution version

I (re)installed Mythbuntu 12.04.2 to solve an audio problem. After the installation I find that the kernel version of this MythTV front-end is 3.5.0-27-generic. However on the fully-updated ...
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Ubuntu software center crashes on startup

When i try to open software center it opens but nothing shows up on the window and it closes after 5 seconds. it had worked previously and then i did a ppa purge and then it won't open. the ppa i ...
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Airdroid and Kubuntu via Hotspot [duplicate]

I would like to connect my Samsung Galaxy with Android using Airdroid to my Kubuntun 12.04 on a Dell 1510. I do not use a WiFi at home, but a G3 SIM on my laptop. However I have seen I could create a ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 with Nvidia 304.88 GT 220 not keeping resolution wwhen switching inputs HDMI on HDTV

Strange problem since the latest 'upgrade' for the Nvidia drivers (to 304.88). My HTPC - Ubuntu 12.04 - is connected to my HDTV via a Samsung receiver. This receiver does all the switching for my ...
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Why can't ubuntu recognize my mobile broadband usb dongle when I plug it into the usb 3.0 port?

I have a Mobile Broadband USB dongle. When I plug it into the usb 2.0 port ubuntu recognizes it and connects quickly, but on a usb 3.0 port ubuntu does not recognize it at all! This problem is NOT ...
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Ubuntu Tweak Shutting Down Itself

I am using 12.04 LTS. This morning when I tried to clean up some unnecessary items using Janitor in Ubuntu Tweak (Firefox cache & Thumbnail cache), it was suddenly shutting down/closed by itself. ...
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Make gcc coloring the default

Is there a way to automatically make gcc color its output? I am looking to avoid an alias as the the command is commonly used in makefiles (where it will not be used). Is there an easy way to do ...
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Changing Brightness on netbook

I am using Asus Eee PC R051CX. I am unable to boost up brightnes of my screen. While I was trying ubuntu 12.04 from live img from usb stick it was good, but after installing on local hard disk screen ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 i have removed lightdm

My problem began when I have restarted my laptop after I have installed a new GUI, I have Ubuntu 12.04 with ATI mobility HD 5470, but all was fine and working good. On my Ultimate Edition 3.4 I have ...
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Cannot install 12.04.2

I'm running XP and am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.2. The box is setup to boot from CD/DVD before the hard drive. It spins for a bit and then goes ahead and runs XP from the hard drive. I tried ...
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Ubuntu won't let me boot back into Windows after installing on Surface Pro

I installed Ubuntu on my Surface Pro, on a completely separate partition from the main Windows 8 partition. I took the same steps I normally do to dual boot on other machines, but now when I start the ...
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How to move Ubuntu 12.04LTS from USB to HDD [closed]

Firstly I'd like to apologize if this sounds like a question already asked but the answers given were of no any help :/ Here's my situation. I bought a USB key with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from Canonical. ...
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Unable to run compiled files - bash: ./a.out: Permission denied. (I've tried chmod)

First of all, there are many questions like this on AU. Still, none of them solved my problem. I've compiled my C source using cc test.c, and it did generate a.out file. However when I run it I get ...
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Wireless with Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a Samsung Series 5 530U3C-A0J and while Ethernet works, I am having trouble with wireless LAN. It manages to establish a connection to my router without any problems, but ...
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How to migrate Ubuntu12.04 to LVM without any data loss

The current system is installed on the traditional disk, now I want to migrate it to LVM managed disk, how can I migrate it without any data loss? I'm working with vSphere, so I can add and remove ...
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Desktop Switcher like MacOS or PearOS 7?

I saw the Desktop Switcher in PearOS like this: Can I have the same in my Ubuntu 12.04? I installed a PearOS, but I find no name to this Desktop Switcher. Thank for help.
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delete file from /etc/profile.d directory [duplicate]

I have made a small script and placed it in a file inside /etc/profile.d directory. Since then, I can not login in ubuntu 12.04, nor in terminal as the normal user. I can only login as root from ...
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How to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my Acer Aspire ZG5? [duplicate]

I have never used Ubuntu before and I need someone to help me with installation. I have a Acer Aspire one ZG5 and I have no idea about what to do after downloading Ubuntu to my device. By the way, I ...
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incremental backup tool that can handle interruptions?

Is there a recommended incremental backup tool that can handle interruptions such as the external USB disk being disconnected in the middle of an update?
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script to disable one of the external screens?

Is there a way to write the commands down to a script that would disable one of the external screens in an Ubuntu 12.04 Virtualbox machine, every time the Windows 7 laptop is plugged to the two ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 hanging problem while working

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04. Frequently Ubuntu hangs while working. If I try to work with open source software like GIMP and Skype then my system becomes hang. What should I do to Solve this problem? ...
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Suspend resume Macbook pro

I'd like to start with sincere congratulations to the Ubuntu team : got a macbook pro 6,2, and I confirm everything - including smooth install with rEfind- working very well on this machine. Keep on ...
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Cannot install wine on Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit)

~/Desktop/wine-1.5.22$ sudo apt-get install wine Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean ...
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Is it possible to have Windows 8 and Ubuntu on the same hard drive? [duplicate]

It's my understanding that you can't have two different filesystems (NTFS and ext4) on the same hard drive, but that's exactly what I need to do to run both operating systems on the laptop I've ...
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Does Ubuntu 12.04 works for an Asus g75vw?

I have an Asus g75vw, I tired to install ubuntu 12.04 but for some reason it damaged my windows installation and it never loaded me ubuntu to start installing it. I installed then an ubutntu 10.04 and ...
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Can't access GUI mode with Virtual Box fresh 12.04 install

Trying to install 12.04 in virtual box. Install went great after restart I get a white error box talking about my graphics. Basically I get options to look at different log files or I can run without ...
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Access, from Windows, files copied from Ubuntu to a media partition

I have a laptop with 3 partitions on a 500gb hdd: Windows 8 - 60gb - ntfs Ubuntu 12.4 - 40gb - ext4 A media partition - 390gb - ntfs I copied music files to the media partition while using Ubuntu ...
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Better driver for synaptics touchpads

Ubuntu is said to have a 'generic driver' - does this mean it is missing features? There are a few features I miss from my touchpad under windows. I will list some of them here: 1.) Circular ...
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Falling back to unity-2D after an update

I have a laptop with nvidia optimus technology and I had installed bumblebee (running ubuntu 12.04 64bit). After an update ubuntu-2d is loaded (I verified that with echo $DESKTOP_SESSION printing ...
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Can't connect to wireless network ubuntu 12.04

I am having trouble connecting to my wireless network after reinstalling Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. I used to dual boot 12.04 and windows on this computer and I had no problems with my wireless at ...
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ALSA fails to recognize on-board audio card

In Mythbuntu 12.04.2, ALSA (1.0.25+dfsg-0ubuntu1.1) fails to recognize the A88GMV on-board AMD 880 HD Audio (card). This system is fully updated. The system also contains a NVIDIA graphics card ...
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Updating the Frei0r video plugin in Ubuntu 12.04

Does anyone know how to update the Frei0r video effects plug-in in Ubuntu 12.04? I can't find a PPA and I need it updated for Openshot.
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Why can't Xubuntu 12.04.2 connect to my hidden WPA/WPA2 personal protected wifi network?

I can connect to wi-fi networks that don't have any security without an issue, but when I try to connect to my home wi-fi, I cannot connect. After a failed attempt to connect, I notice that my ...
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How can I be notified whenever the printer is used? Dbus? Something else?

I need to know in my application if the printer is being used by some other application. Is there some way I can get notified? Via dbus perhaps, or something else?
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Installation to external hard drive - not booting

I have the same problem as Why does my external hard drive not boot I tried all suggested solutions on the web even I removed the internal hard drive and I let the installation use all the external ...
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How to execute a script via contab in ubuntu 12.04?

I have located a script in /bin/filename and i want to check it in contab if it's running every 2 min. How should my contab look like? # m h dom mon dow user command 17 * * * * root cd / ...
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How can I configure sudo to prompt for password and show the executed command?

The title says it all. How can I configure sudo to prompt for password and show the executed command? Rationale: if something gets aliased in the shell or I end up executing a function sudo instead ...
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Netbeans won't open in Ubuntu

I am new to Ubuntu and have recently been working in Netbeans on Ubuntu, however for the last couple of days when opened Netbeans on the desktop nothing happened. It was working fine before. I also ...
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deja-dup backups through a virtualbox Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 host?

I would like to use a tool like deja-dup or similar to have backups of certain directories in a virtualbox Ubuntu 12.04 machine that runs on a Windows 7 host laptop. I am plugging and unplugging this ...
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Why is packagekit starting up throughout the day

Why is packagekit starting up throughout the day? There is no indication in the messages which component is sending the message to start packagekit, just a dbus message indicating that the service was ...