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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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 ...
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Need to install Canon ip2600 printer using 12.04

Using 12.04 32bit; trying to setup Canon ip2600 printer. When I try to install the Canon driver apt-get refuses to install it, instead replaces "libcupsys2" with newer "libcups2" creating a ...
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Wubi offline installation error; failed

I'd read a guide to install Ubuntu using wubi offlinely, but it's failed. Wubi installer is exact at root folder of Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS desktop ISO file. This is some string on log file: 04-15 12:34 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not loading in Virtual Box on Mac OS X 10.8.3

I have a new Macbook pro 15'' retina display laptop running OS X 10.8.3. I am running virtualbox 4.2.12. I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 LTS earlier today and installed it as a virtual machine from the iso. ...
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Is there any parental block feature on Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Is there any program that is similar to Window's parental control, which allows site blockage and download blockage?
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GRUB2 menu only shown after Ctrl+Alt+Del

After finally getting GRUB to see my win8 installment, I decided to tackle my other GRUB2 issue. The GRUB menu only comes up if i press CAD during a blank magenta splash screen that appears during ...
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Boot to command line 12.04 (grub options not working) [duplicate]

I installed 12.04 Desktop because I want the option to run Unity in the future, but I PREFER to work headless via SSH. I changed the following in /etc/default/grub: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit) installation hangs before entering bootloader on ASUS N75SF, using Live-CD

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit) on my ASUS N75SF laptop, but Ubuntu can't get to the point of installing. It hangs immediately after entering the first purple screen ( the one where ...
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I can't boot my Compaq Presario desktop from an Ubuntu 12.04 usb

I have a Compaq Presario sr2017cl desktop running Windows7. The computer locked up and when I did a hardboot and now I get a "disk read error occurred, press control alt delete to restart." Upon ...
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Are there other traditional Chinese zhuyin input other than the default?

In 12.04, there is only one traditional Chinese zhuyin input: Chewing However, Chewing has many features I do not like. The most annoying one is that Chewing randomly drops characters after you type ...
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How to Upgrade Kernel Version?

My question is how to upgrade kernel versions for Ubuntu 12.04? My computer specifications are: Ubuntu 12.04 Kernel Version Linux 3.2.0-40-generic AMD Processor 64 bit processor. I have ...
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Can't Install UVC drivers: “implicit declaration of function 'x' [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]”

I am working on a project for my final year project which involves the use of a web-cam. I bought an external one and tried to install new drivers for it. Now my integrated web-cam won't work. My ...
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Probleme update Ubuntu Package

i've created a remote server on Amazon Cloud, when i connect into the VM, and type "sudo apt-get update" i get: Where is the problem here ? i didn't inderstand any thing !!
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Logitech G25 Racing Wheel

how can i set up a Logitech G25 Racingwheel in Ubuntu 12.04? it there a driver or other tool avaiable? I'll using it in Speed Dreams.
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Why does my computer NOT freeze while ripping DVDs? 12.04 [closed]

Seriously. I have random freezes all the time (see https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1154006) but I NEVER get a freeze while Thoggen DVD Ripper is ripping. If anyone knows enough ...
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what is the difference between different 'lib' folder in ubuntu [duplicate]

In the root directory, we can find several 'lib' subfolder, for example, /lib, lib32, lib64, /usr/lib, /usr/lib32, /usr/local/lib. What are their differences?
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Can't access BIOS after install of ubuntu 12.04

I just got a reconditioned Dell Dimension 4500. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 as the only operating system and now if I try to access the BIOS, I get an error saying utilities partition not found. What do ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 freezes during installation

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 and when I select an option on the installation (example: Install Ubuntu), it suddenly freezes. I tried pressing keys, and it made this beep sound I do not ...
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'mount -t ntfs-3g' Fails (exit code 1) but 'ntfs-3g' Succeeds

I'm currently on 12.04LTS and I've installed a couple of updates. (not sure which) Now my nautilus cannot mount any NTFS partition (complaining about exit code 1), and indeed sudo mount -t ntfs-3g ...
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Python preferences on eclipse

I'm using ubuntu 12.04 Ive installed eclipse and downloaded python for it But when I go into the preferences I cannot find python I am a complete beginner at this even with commands in ubuntu ...
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Problem installing ATI driver 13.3 beta on Ubuntu Precise 12.04

OS: Ubuntu Precise 12.04 LTS 64 bit Kernel : 3.5.0-27-generic Header files: dpkg -s linux-headers-$(uname -r) Package: linux-headers-3.5.0-27-generic Status: install ok installed deb ...
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How can I delete my printer from Ubuntu?

Using 12.04 my printer a canon ip2600 will not print. SystemSettings/printers shows it as installed, connected to local host, enabled, accepting jobs, shared and allowing printing for everyone. Yet ...
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Will using the same Steam game library folder on both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 create conflicts?

I have Steam installed on Win7 in D:\Games\PC\Steam. I installed Steam on my Ubuntu now and for Half-Life 2: Deatmatch it asked wether to install in the default folder or somewhere else. I chose the ...
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Can't compile unity-greeter-13.04.1 on Ubuntu 12.04

I downloaded the unity-greeter-13.04.1 from https://launchpad.net/unity-greeter. Now I want to compile it to able to install it on my Ubuntu 12.04. But I face below problems while compiling: ...