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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error processing linux-generic-lts-quantal, dependency problems - leaving unconfigured

This happened during this mornings dist-upgrade along with apport failure. :~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Making Laptop super hot

Hello I am using Ubuntu 12.04 (dual boot with windows.) The laptop is getting really hot and fan starts running wildly on Ubuntu even if no applications are open.Windows 7 is running absolutely ...
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Samba+PowerBroker (aka LikeWise-Open) integration not working

Ubuntu: 12.04 x64 PBIS: Linux 2.4/2.6 kernel 64-bit DEB (from BeyondTrust website) Samba: 3.6.3 (from Ubuntu repo) We are having problems getting samba to integrate with PowerBroker (aka ...
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Using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS no sound in select apps

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and for some reason I get no sound whatsoever in a few programs. VLC, Hydrogen, GNOME MPlayer, and Movie Player work fine, but Banshee, Rythmbox, Chromium, Konquerer and ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 Without the Button in Update Manager

I would like to Upgrade from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04. I read the instructions, but the "Upgrade"-Button didnt occur within my Update Manager Window. Is there another way to upgrade? would be delighted ...
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Hostapd wifi AP [closed]

I am trying to start wifi AP with hostapd, followed carefully all of this instructions. For now, from my phone, i see network, i connect to it, but it stucks at receiving ip address and then just ...
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Installing v. 12.04.2 graphics card not recognized chrome9

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 on my home PC which previously ran XP, this computer isn't a dual boot, I opted to remove windows. Install seemed to go without a hitch until I went to reboot, computer ...
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How to check whether dhcp is enabled or not in ubuntu 12.04

How to check whether dhcp is enabled or not in ubuntu 12.04? Is there any command for that
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The Software Center will open but will not respond

I am using 12.04 and have only recently started using Ubuntu. I am very confused and would appreciate the help. Thank you.
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Ubuntu installation for specific usage

I want to install a latest or optimum version of Ubuntu as a dual boot with my Windows 7, 64-bit. I want to install Ubuntu to run OpenFOAM which is an open source CFD software. My computer Specs are ...
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getting superuser permissions when I'm on an “administrator” account

I'm trying to install the java plugin for mozilla. I have followed the instructions on the java website, but when I try to create the link to the mozilla directory, I get 'permission denied'. I'm ...
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binary-i386/packages file not found, maybe another variation

An upgrade from lucid to precise went horribly wrong and it apparently tried to install part of an i386 arch on an amd64 machine. Too much to manually fix, so refreshed with a precise amd64 dist. ...
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12.04 /var directory default user:group ownership

I'm pretty sure I recursively messed up the default /var user:group ownerships. I've tried to restore them to the best of my ability by searching. Specifically, I'm worried about /var/lib. ...
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Ubuntu crashes for no apparent reason

I have Ubuntu 12.04 on my desktop. It has been working flawlessly for the past few months. While using my computer Ubuntu crashed, like it switched from GNOME Classic to console mode and a whole ...
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After installing KDE desktop only KDE login

I installed KDE via the sudo apt-get install kde-plasm-desktop command (I wanted less packages than installing the Kubuntu-desktop would give me) and now I get the KDE (or is it Kubuntu?) login ...
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Installing ubuntu 12.0.4 along side windows 8 New partition table blank

Trying to install ubuntu 12.04 along side windows 8 using an usb. In the Installtion Type menu where it shows the existing partitions, the menu is blank. If I click New partition table nothing ...
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KDE randomly locks screen

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I installed the KDE desktop via the sudo apt-get install kde-plasma-desktop command (I wanted less stuff than the sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop command would ...
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xubuntu 12.04 hang on boot of kernel 3.2.0-44-generic

I just updated and got the 3.2.0-44-generic kernel on my desktop Dell T3400. When I rebooted as required it hung in the XUbuntu screen with the moving bar... the bar stopped moving and nothing else ...
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iMac Ubuntu 12.04 Dual Boot Live CD Hangs Bluetooth

I have a brand new iMac OS 10.8.3 (Mountain Lion). It's the $1799 one as of this writing (5/30/13). I want to be able to dual boot to ubuntu using rEFIt. The installation of rEFIt worked just fine and ...
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Cannot format flash drive due to write protection

Okay, just the other day, I was trying to install Ubuntu on an 8GB flash drive. Near the end of the installation process, the install failed. The flash drive is now entirely dysfunctional. At first, ...
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How to get HDMI audio to TV working on 12.04

I am still struggling to even see an HDMI connector for audio on Ubuntu 12.04. Video through the HDMI works fine, using the nvidia-experimental-310 driver(s). I lean towards thinking that some basic ...
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No sound 12.04 Mac Mini 4,1

I have a Mac Mini 4,1. I get no sound at all except when I play through the internal speaker. Currently sound is supposed to go through the HDMI cable to the TV. I can see the HDMI output in the sound ...
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how to install apache,mysql,php as non root without using apt-get?

I am using ubuntu 13.04 version.I am newbie for ubuntu.Can i able to install LAMP as non-root and without using sudo apt-get?
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Ubuntu12.04 has libc6 dependency problems when installing software

The following packages unmet dependencies: libc6 : Depends: libc-bin (= 2.15-0ubuntu10.3) but 2.15-0ubuntu10.4 already installed libc6-dev : Depends: libc6 (= 2.15-0ubuntu10.4) but ...
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Why does my download have a “heartbeat”?

I sometimes download large files, and when I do I always see this kind of "heartbeat" in the speed of the download: Although it doesn't really matter to me, I just wonder what causes this ...
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Why does MOTD and “landscape-sysinfo” show different disk usage to “df”?

I have several drives on my server mounted separately. They are getting close to full. When I ssh to my server, motd reports disk usage, for example: => /home is using 89.3% of 916.89GB But if I ...
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How can I remove Ubuntu 12.04.? [duplicate]

I just bought a Dell and it has this weird thing called ubuntu. I dont like it and want to use windows 7 . Please help me uninstall it. I dont have anything saved on it so I don't care if data is ...
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Does adding a “.” to a name make it unreconizable?

I want to hide some files because they just add clutter to my home folder. I have a folder in there that is called "bin" and is for running startup scripts. I want to have this folder and I'm not ...
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How do I enable sticky keys In Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. How do I enable sticky keys like in Windows?
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What is the purpose of the backup user installed by default? [duplicate]

from /etc/passwd: backup:x:34:34:backup:/var/backups:/bin/sh The home directory listed is /var/backups which is owned by root:root. Here are the contents of the home directory: total 4.1M ...
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Can't connect using PRO/Wireless 3945 ABG card with 12.04LTS

I can't connect to Wi-Fi in Ubuntu 12.04 with an Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG card. What can I do? Every time I try to connect to a wireless router it keeps asking for a password and even though I ...
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mountall problem on RAID

I installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 x64 with a software RAID 1 and had to run boot-repair to make the system bootable. Now everything seems to be ok except that it throws following warnings during each ...
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HomeGenie Installation on Ubuntu 12.04 Server

I'm not sure if this is the best place to ask, but it's kind of a cross between HomeGenie setup and integration with Ubuntu, so I hope I can get some good input or at least pointed in the right ...
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12.04 rebooting instead of shutting down

Since I installed my brand new Ubuntu Server 12.04 it keeps rebooting every time I try to power it off. It shuts down and after 3-4 seconds it boots again. I also tried sudo shutdown -hP now and ...
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I hosed my video drivers! How to revert to default in Ubuntu 12.04?

Problem: No GUI, Video Driver Problem OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (Mythbuntu) Motherboard: ASUS M5A88-V Evo with integrated Radeon HD4250 graphics card. $ lspci -nn | grep VGA 01:05.0 VGA compatible ...
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CUPS “client-error-not-possible”

I have a network printer and my machine recently stopped being able to print, other machines can print fine. Besides having to use root to change its settings, when I try to change its settings I get ...
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How to install FireBird on Ubuntu 12.04

I would like intall FireBird on ubuntu 12.04 32bit. I've downloaded it from here. There is a .rpm file in ~/Downloads/FirebirdSS-2.5.2.26540-0.i686.rpm. I've seen this link for how to install it, ...
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Upgrade to 12.04 LTS from 11.04 using ISO/CD

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 Oneric Ocelot. In it WiFi gets idle after some time. To get connection back I have to disconnect and reconnect. So I chose to upgrade 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin. But the issues ...
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Error in JDK Installation in 12.04

I downloaded the jdk7 update 21 tar.gz. I then extracted it and created a folder jvm under /usr/lib . Then when i tried to move it to /usr/lib/jdk1.7.0 it showed me permission denied. what do i ...
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Can I resize the K-menu in Kubuntu?

I have a question about the K-menu in Kubuntu. How can I resize it vertically so it makes better use of my screen estate? Alternatively, can I set it to use two columns, or smaller symbols such ...
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Files are piling up in /usr/src/. How can I stop this?

I have been having many serious system issues over the past few weeks and have been scratching my head as to why. I've now worked out that this problem is having no inodes left on the root partition ...
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irq set in Bios is not the same as the irq set at startup

I installed Elo Serial TouchScreen as /ttyS1 (as presented below). Besides, two other serial cables connect to ttyS0 and ttyS3. Here is the output of dmesg | grep -i ttyS* [ 0.000000] console ...
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Can't dual boot with Windows XP

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 into my system on a separate partition. However after the installation was successfully completed, the system keeps booting Windows XP without showing the dual boot ...
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GUI mysql tool for multiple databases

I have two discrete mysql databases (located in different servers). In windows, I can use odbc and ms access and query from tables residing in different databases. In ubuntu, is there a way or tool to ...
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How to search multiple file names in Nautilus?

How to search for multiple file names at once in Ubuntu via the GUI? I tried Nautilus but without success.
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BSNL 3G Data Card is installed in Ubuntu 12.04, but not opening

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed in my laptop. BSNL 3G Data Card software installed, but not opening. What are the possible problems.
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Dual Boot Problem In Lenovo G580(20157) model

Two days before i have got this model Lenovo G580(20157) with i5 processor and nvidia 610m graphic card... I want to install Ubuntu and Windows 7 or Windows 8 in Dual boot... what i have done to do ...
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How to allow Guest session to access printers and scanners?

I want to allow the Guest session to access printers and scanners. I use Ubuntu 12.04.
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Can't switch between Console mode and GUI

I'm new to Linux/Ubuntu and experiencing the following problem: I start my computer, and get to the GUI where I can login. When I click Ctrl+Alt+F1 I will get to the first of the consoles, everything ...
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How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on my computer? [duplicate]

Hi can anyone please tell me how to uninstall Ubuntu 12.04? I have installed it via a live CD but now I want to uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 .Can anyone please tell me the steps? I want my windows to be ...