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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SSH connections dropping after two or so lines

I'm actually having a bit of an odd problem. I'm running Ubuntu Server 12.04, with a minimal set of packages: The base system, sshd, and an IRC server. I must allow someone else to configure the ...
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iTunes on Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

How do I install Apple iTunes on UBuntu 12.04 in order to connect my iPhone with my PC? I tried PlayOnLinux, but it says "wine does not support usb yet" when trying to install it.
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Software sources crashes

Software sources crashes when I run it from terminal I get this error: sudo software-properties-gtk Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/software-properties-gtk", ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - I can ssh into the server but sshd is an unrecognized service

I'm trying to setup key based authentication for ssh on my Ubuntu 12.04 server following this tutorial and that. It's not really working but I have another problem slowing me down, which is that I ...
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Why cant i find site_perl directory in Ubuntu?

I am compiling a program from source code. It requires path to my site_perl directory. When I run perl -V, i see that there is /usr/local/lib/site_perl at the end but i cant find the directory in the ...
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Is it needed to upgrade perl to new stable version in ubuntu 12.04 LTS [closed]

as above! thanks! Can you suggest a book for this question?
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Grub menu doesn't appear on HP Z220 Workstation

I bought an analytical machine for some research purpose, the company provided an HP Z220 Workstation with Windows 7 Professional preinstalled. I have tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 on this computer. ...
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change from ubuntu 12.10 to 12.04 [duplicate]

actually I was updating from ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 suddenly my machine got switched off then when i restarted the machine I am facing the following problems: 1. Even after doing shutdown it is not ...
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Problem in upgrading from 12.04 to 12.10

While updating Ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10, it is giving an error: Failed to fetch http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mesa/libxatracker1_9.0.3-0ubuntu0.1_i386.deb Connection failed [IP: ...
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Can't get kernel module `uinput` started

I'm trying to get my BD remote to work with my Ubuntu media server and XBMC. I've followed the directions here: http://forums.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=15200 I get everything installed, but uinput ...
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How to mount a CD/DVD in DOSBOX?

I'm using DOSBox 0.74, which works properly and can successfully mount a "c" drive. However, I don't know how to mount a dvd drive. I'm trying to install Star Control 3 from a disk so that I can ...
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How to stop Update Manager from trying to force upgrade to 13.04? [duplicate]

So I am running 12.04.1 LST on my machine. I never upgraded to 12.10 because apparently it doesn't work well with my EVGA 550Ti. Now, when ever I boot up the Update Manager notifies me that not all of ...
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Disable password prompt upon startup in Ubuntu Server

Currently, each time I restart my Ubuntu Server, it's prompting for a login password. How do I disable this feature so that I when I restart my Ubuntu server, it doesn't require me to enter ...
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Firefox 21.0 wont start on Ubuntu 12.04

Firefox 21.0 won't start on my Ubuntu 12.04 system with error message: Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible. I have tried everything including removing the ...
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Unity stopped working in 3D after software update

Today I installed some update package and an hour or two later when I restarted my machine, Unity was running in 2D. There were two Radeon packs in those updates which I suspect are the culprit. I ...
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Impossible to connect to wifi

Following my question from yesterday where I couldn't find one particular wifi, this wifi does now appear correctly. But I can't connect to it. I have the right password (it is in my phone, and I use ...
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Wifi is connected but internet not working?

I have a lenovo x230 running ubuntu 12.04lts. I've been using it just fine for a while, but all of a sudden the internet's stopped working. It's connected to the router just fine (I can see the ...
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I'm trying to install VMWare tools on Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS and I seem to have a problem with Kernel headers

I have Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS installed on a VMware machine on Windows 7 host. I seem to have a problem with Kernel headers when trying to install them I did: sudo apt-get install gcc make ...
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Ignore Warning prior to upgrade?

Below is a warning that I got when I attempted to upgrade my ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10 I wish to upgrade because currently my screen brightness issue isn't resolved and I strongly feel it's due to ...
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Typing lower case 'i' anywhere in Ubuntu 12.04 causes a 'no sign' to appear. Hitting 8 causes my window to maximize

I have no idea what I've done, but this morning, I think I might have fat-fingered the keyboard and now whenever I type a lower case i a no sign pops up (circle with diagonal slash). Unusually ...
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“No screens found” after apt-get upgrade with Intel video card

My Mythbuntu installation (based on Ubuntu 12.04), which has been running without issues for years, suddenly won't start X Windows after doing a simple "apt-get upgrade". Several packages were ...
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Can not boot 12.04LTS from USB HDD [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS on an external USB HDD, and put the bootloader onto the same drive. This is so I can interrupt the boot sequence on the PC and force the system to boot from the ...
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SSH connection to AWS EC2 servers terminate often

I am using ubuntu os as i am trying to cloud machine. SSH connection to AWS EC2 servers terminate often, what configuration needs to be modified so that we could minimize the remote shell from being ...
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How to type Nepali fonts like Kantipur in LibreOffice writer?

I am a new user of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I have a problem in LibreOffice Writer. I have no idea about typing Nepali fonts in it. Could anybody answer me with sweet and simple language?
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Can't Install Ubuntu on my iMac

Apparently, my late-2009 iMac screwed up, and ruined everything. I was forced to reformat, but my iMac is second-hand, so I can't reinstall Mac because I don't have an Apple ID that has Lion ...
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How do I uninstall ubuntu (installed alongside Windows 8)?

Looking for a detailed how-to on uninstalling Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS. I've installed it alongside Windows 8.
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Upgraded PHP on Ubuntu but old version still in use

I just upgraded PHP to V5.4 on my laptop, using the technique described in this answer, How do I install latest PHP in supported Ubuntu versions (like 5.4.x in Ubuntu 12.04)?. I did the same for my ...
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Cant get connected to wired/wireless network

i m using ubuntu 12.04 LTS version on my asus laptop(64bit). My problem is that i cant get connected to network(wifi/wired LAN). System not showing any connections which are available. But i can get ...
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Can I set up an OpenVPN server in 12.04 w/o OpenVPN Access Server?

Dear AskUbuntu Community Members, I've got a Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 at my house, not doing much but hosting about three or four printers for my home network. It's a relatively powerful machine, using ...
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I need a simple easy reliable sound control tool

What is a simple, foolproof configuration for sound playing on speakers, a simple jukebox or playlist-player, a volume control onscreen, and input through the microphone jack? I currently have sound ...
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Skype 4.2.0.11 Crashes on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit During Video Call After Receiving IM

Having an issue with Skype crashing while in a video call when anyone sends me an IM. I can have a Skype video call without any problems for any duration just as long as I don't receive any IM's ...
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12.04 still crashes - up to kernel 3.5?

when 12.04.02 LTS was installed with kernel 3.2 - there seemed to be no problem regarding gdm, x-windows and clamtk. ( I refer to link here: Why running clamtk on 12.04 with kernel-update of today ...
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Having trouble with HighPoint RAID Drivers on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I am building a storage server with the following components: U-NAS NSC-800 Server Chassis ADATA Premier Pro SP600 ASP600S3-32GM-C 2.5" 32 GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ASUS ...
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12.04 can't find one particular wifi

I've got the weirdest problem I've ever had. I have a small HP netboox with Linux 12.04 installed on it. For info: HP mini 5103. I've used it for weeks: it's always worked perfectly. On multiple ...
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Chrome on Ubuntu running on Virtualbox very slow

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit) on Virtualbox 4.2 on Win 7 Host. I'm getting frequent annoying internet issues. I'm using chrome (and previously chromium) and every no and then, the chrome just stop ...
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lightdm fail to start automatically after last update

I have 12.04 LTS, I don't think I installed anything extraordinary lately, (just uninstalled lxc-docker), but after last automatic update I am left with console. I can do service lightdm start and ...
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install a version of libreoffice or openoffice in Ubuntu 12.04 that will produce Powerpoint compatible presentations?

I have seen some bug reports that say LibreOffice 3.7 has fixed an issue with pptx files that makes them compatible with Powerpoint (I am testing with Powerpoint 2010). I have generated a ...
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How to fix the audio output now? After restart it works once or twice and then stop working sound

Everytime after restart the system it works and then suddently my sound output stop working. sun@sun-To-be-filled-by-O-E-M:~$ speaker-test speaker-test 1.0.25 Playback device is default Stream ...
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Login to webmin with user has no password (SSH)

I have an simple Ubuntu 12.04 instance running on AWS EC2 I have webmin installed and accessable, but am presented with a login requiring username and password. As part of the AWS install, you don't ...
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Error running sudo apt-get -f install

I'm trying to remove a package: sudo apt-get remove pgbouncer but then I got the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You ...
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freenx server, with nomachine nxclient - I can not disconnect, only log out

I used this guide http://www.drivard.com/2012/06/installation-freenx-server-ubuntu-12-04-lts-precise/ to install freenx and it is working fine apart from 1 thing. I can't seem to be able to ...
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apt-get 403 Forbidden

I've start a new job today and I am trying to set up my machine to run through their Windows server. I've managed to get a internet connection through the server now but now I can't run apt-get ...
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Can't view wifi signal strength with iwconfig or wavemon

I have been reading everywhere that I should be able to view wifi signal strength using iwconfig or wavemon but I am not getting that information when I use either of them. I can connect to wifi, and ...
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Update package which has newer versions in repos but can't be found in backports?

While doing some coding with taglib-ruby (which requires TagLib (http ://taglib.github.io/ - sorry, I'm not allowed to post more than 2 links..)), I came across a strange problem and after a few days ...
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Problem starting Ubuntu [duplicate]

When I start Ubuntu it shows a black screen like the terminal and says Checking battery size... and then it says Daniel login: and then password: What to do? I restarted the computer but its still ...
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ubuntu 12.04 server can not reboot on its own after reinstallation

We reinstalled the ubuntu 12.04 server after power outrage. After reinstallation, the server can not reboot on its own. Here is the current manual reboot procedure: After reboot now, the server ...
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Why does ubuntu 12.04 LTS provide samba4 alpha?

I was surprised to see an alpha package in an LTS release. Why put such an alpha package in an LTS release, no matter how stable it can be? It can be misleading for careless people who didn' t check ...
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Alps Touchpad too sensitive after upgrade [duplicate]

I tryed to switch to a new Ubuntu version, but my touchpad makes troubles. I use a Dell Latitude E6520 laptop with an Alps touchpad. Currently I'm on Ubuntu 11.10. grep -B 5 mouse ...
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Setting up a bluetooth audio-microphone headset on ubuntu 12.04

I recently purchased a Henson BTH033 bluetooth headset with a built in microphone. I would ideally like to use it as my primary audio-microphone output-input on my ubuntu install. Here is my ...
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Unity launcher uses generic icon for Firefox in Ubuntu 12.04

After upgrading my distribution from 11.04 to 11.10 to 12.04 when starting a Firefox instance (from Alt+F2, not having a fixed launcher element) the icon displayed for it in the launcher and ...