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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Shutdown does not power off computer with db derby service

I set service db derby by this instructions Fresh Install Ubuntu 12.10 - 17. apache db derby #!/bin/bash # # Startup script for Derby ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: derby # Required-Start: ...
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Connect button greyed out for Wireless Network Authentication Required menu

I am trying to connect to a network using the options: Wireless security: WPA & WPA2 Enterprise Authentication: TLS I have entered values for my identity, user certificate, ca certificate, ...
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What linux distribution is less power hungry than ubuntu 12.04? [closed]

My notebook is a Compaq Pressario CQ71. The battery life is like 1:45 h. When Win Vista was installed on it, it was like 3 h. Now I like Linux more, but this distribution (ubuntu 12.04) is consumes ...
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Coloured view in vim editor not working in ubuntu 12.04

My Vim editor version VIM - Vi IMproved 7.3 (2010 Aug 15, compiled May 4 2012 04:19:52) When I open a file(shell script, etc) with it, all the text are on same color. It's not user friendly. How can ...
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Why I can't change my password in ubuntu?

I tried multiple times in terminal to change my password. but it throwing error but i filled up all requirements. naga@naga:~$ passwd Current password: New password: Re-enter password: ...
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sudo apt-get update does not work?

I'm running newly installed Ubuntu 12.04 in my computer. After the commandsudo apt-get update, my terminal shows the following message: Reading package lists... Done After that, nothing happens. ...
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How do I mount my Samsung Galaxy Ace phone (USB connected)?

I attached a Samsung Galaxy Ace mobile phone using a data cable. Here is the output of dmesg: [ 1644.813452] scsi 9:0:0:0: Direct-Access SAMSUNG GT-S5830 Card 0100 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2 [ 1644.815236] sd ...
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Why 'xdg-open google-chrome' wont work?

When I type google-chrome in the terminal it works. xdg-open google-chrome doesn't. Why is this so? I need to do this so that I can run Chrome without keeping the terminal open, which xdg-open ...
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Installing Ubuntu - Stuck at Extracting

I am trying to install ubuntu on my Netbook. I already have windows XP and i am using the windows installer to install Ubutu 12.04 LTS. While installing, it successfully downloads the files(takes ...
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I can't install gnome-shell and edubuntu secondary bundle for ubuntu

I tryed to install Gnome-Shell and Edubuntu Secondary Bundle for ubuntu but in place of showing install it shows "Available from the 'universe' source". Please tell how to install.
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Why is rc.local in /etc, should it be owned by root, and when is it run?

My understanding of rc.local, based on a quick Google search, is that I can put some bash in it which will be run at the beginning of [something] (what, user login, system start up?). The rc.local in ...
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Upstart: report (email, log) on respawn and failure

I would like to get an email when an upstart job fails and respawns, and when all respawns are depleted, and the job fails. How can I do that?
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No Sound on speakers hp dv6000

I have no sound from my speakers with Ubuntu 12.04.2.(here's where stuff gets weird) I have sound with my headphones but they only work when halfway plugged in. The headphone jack has no problem when ...
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Application windows randomly blinking (see video)

Applications redraw frantically (blink white) for a couple minutes and then it stops. I made a video showing the issue. It is very weird behaviour. What is even strange (or a clue?) is that: if I ...
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Help with wireless internet drivers

I have tried doing all the research and trial and error that I could on my own but with no avail. So can anyone out there help me? I cannot get my Broadcom b43 wireless adapter to register with ...
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Cannot syncronise pgp keys with server

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 I am unable to synchronize my PGP keys with the keyservers. I have tried keyserver.ubuntu.com and pool.sks-keyservers.net The error message I get is: Couldn't ...
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Internet access only via VPN (Cisco AnyConnect), when VPN off - DNS look-up fails

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. After installing VPN client and using it for couple of months normally, something happened. After one more package/program update I stopped being able to connect to Internet ...
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Black screen after booting for the first time (Ubuntu 12.04) [duplicate]

So I've faced this really annoying issue that I can't seem to fix. So, I recently installed a Ubuntu 12.04 and everything went smoothly as you would assume. I created 3 partitions (swap, one for home ...
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Ubuntu taskbar 12.04

In Ubuntu 10.04, I had the taskbar (Applications, Places and System). I could easily navigate to anything... Now in Ubuntu 12.04, I no longer have the taskbar. yes, I have the search feature, but I ...
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Am I using upstart correctly?

I'm trying to write a startup script for my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop that pings my Netgear router every 30 seconds (this is necessary as a nasty workaround for a separate problem I'm having). I read this ...
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How can I install and run a medical app designed for windows server 2008 in Ubuntu?

I'm currently trying to install a windows server based app that works along with oracle database. This application normally installs folders (as any other) in the root of the system and it's executed ...
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Recommended testing tools to test MySQL performance?

What is the recommended tool(s) for testing the performance of MySQL 5.5 (innodb) under Ubuntu 12.04? We have purchased a new multi-cpu multi-core server to replace our current MySQL dual-core ...
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Can i add a 13.04 repo to 12.04 LTS to install new package via synaptic?

I want to install julia (programming language from MIT) on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, but I encountered some problems with the compilation from source. I noticed that there is a specific package to install it ...
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How to install Precise Pangolin as a second OS on a PC with a RAID?

I want to install Ubuntu as a second operating system beside Windows XP SP3. My main PC has a mainboard based on the nVidia nForce4 architecture with an onboard (mainboard) nVidia RAID controller, 4 ...
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App like DOS navigator for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Dos Navigator was a very popular file manager for DOS / old Win. Something like Like Norton Commander, but waaay better in terms of feature support, and especially usability/UI. I was wondering if ...
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A “failed to fetch” error occurs when apt-get update is run. How do I fix this?

Contrary to the note above, I haven't found the answer to my problem. I have read almost a dozen apt-get update questions, most from askubuntu.com, with "failed to fetch" errors and tried the ...
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How to update python from 2.7.3 to 2.7.4 on Ubuntu 12.04?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 with python 2.7.3 installed. How can I update the version of python to 2.7.4? apt-get install python2.7 does not install anything new apt-get update python2.7 does not ...
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filter messages to “notification area” applet

I need to change the way the notification area applet (not the indicator applet!) is displaying notifications. I like the old way where notifications were briefly shown on a black popup window; I can ...
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xserver-xorg-video-intel in ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates

I have two 12.04 , both update to 12.04.2 with kernel 3.2.0-43-generic. Both are using ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates . I find I install xserver-xorg-video-intel 2.20 in one 12.04 , 2.19 in the other ...
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How to share internet over wifi?

i m using ubuntu 12.04 i want to share my tata photon plus connection over wifi I used the procedure listed here but it does not connect to the wireless network in the host computer itself. Please ...
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disk space lacking

My Ubuntu partition was working on 50gb . However, even-though I had not used much of the memory, I was still getting messages saying the disk space is low. I increased the partition, but am still ...
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My fan is always on but not in MSWindows (HP elitebook 8460p)

Problem: My laptop(new) fan is ALWAYS on. Question: What can I do to solve this issue? Situation: HP Elitebook 8460p Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (clean install, no mod, nothing... really clean... no ...
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Multimedia configuration

Just installed Ubuntu 12.04. Back in the day there was an article on Ubuntu about how to configure it for Multimedia support. Is there anything like that now? If so I can't find it. Thanks, ...
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I use dd to backup my ubuntu, but the backup image is too large

I use the command dd if=/dev/sda | gzip > /media/test/system_backup.img.gz to backup my disk. But the system_bakcup.img.gz is up to 5GB, and when I compress this file, the system_backup.img is only ...
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Question regarding the dhcpd.leases file for ISC-DHCP-SERVER (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64)

Backstory: I am in the process of replacing a SINGLE Debian 3.1 (Sarge) ISC-DHCP-SERVER with 2 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64 servers running ISC-DHCP-SERVER in failover mode. I've been unable to find the ...
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libreoffice text missing in global menu

I have installed the latest version of libreoffice a while ago and I just updated ubuntu 12.04. When I opened the libreoffice document, the text in the globalmenu is missing and you only see the ...
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How to I add a command to be available from the auto run box for DVD videos?

In System Settings --> Details --> Removable Media there are drop downs to let you select what to do when you insert various media types. I've written some scripts called things like ripmovie ...
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Different Pictures For Items

On my desktop I have alot of different shell files that run a game. I want to replace those ugly shell file looks on your desktop and replace it with the game's logo. Is there a way to do this?
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Why can't I set group and ownership of one folder without afffecting the other?

I've upgraded an Ubuntu PC from 10.04 to 12.04. Problem is all the permissions were wrong on the home folders. So, I did the following: sudo chown -R james:james /home/james/* sudo chown -R ...
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Access to Ubuntu Server 12.04 with Ubuntu Workstation 12.04

I recently installed Ubuntu Server 12.04. I gave the server a static IP address. I now installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a workstation. I can connect to it via the terminal but I cannot add any folders to the ...
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ibus not respond in 12.04

12.04.2 workstation where I am using ibus to write in pinyin. Recently it has stopped responding. If I select the ibus keyboard icon from the menu, I get presented with the menu list of no input ...
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Graphic Interface doesn't start

I came back to work after a week away and this is what greets me: If I press enter it displays the tty1 login prompt. I have booted using a 12.04.2 Live USB and it seems to work fine, I`m using it ...
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Why after fresh Ubuntu 12.04 installation update aren't being installed?

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a computer. Everything is fine without update. Just after the installation, it was showing about 200 MB updates to download. Since then I'm trying to install all the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 audio playback silent (Vista stutters, Fedora normal)

Suddenly & without warning, I lost playback audio in Ubuntu 12.04. No startup sound, no MP3's, no YouTube audio. I downloaded the Pulse Audio Volume Control application; it animates sound that is ...
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Atheros AR9285 patched driver

I am new to ubuntu and I have a problem installing patched drivers for my atheros AR9285 wireless adapter. Where can I find drivers which support injection? please help. thank you....
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ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 8 not booting

I installed ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 8 without any problems. But when I start my system, windows 8 boots up without even asking which os I want to use. Why is this happening and how can I ...
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skype when installed showing error messages or unmet dependencies [duplicate]

I was trying to install Skype but even though it got installed an error message is being shown on the top as broken and wen I entered the terminal to resolve it, aging error messages are being shown ...
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Debug automatic laptop shutdown problem

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop and recently it started getting shutdown automatically while I am using it. I am sure there is no problem with any part getting over heating. Some times it happens ...
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Updating 12.04 for the first time [closed]

Tried to use update manager for recently installed 12.04. A little window pops up saying authentication is required and asks for a password. Huh? Says there are 201 updates here...
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Password changed for no reason?

I'm having a problem logging into my computer. I have Ubuntu 12.04 and I am 100% sure I didn't change my password, although I tried typing it 100 times, it's not working. I restarted the computer, I ...