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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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Installing UBUNTU on new HP laptop

I'm very new to Ubuntu My new laptop(HP Pavlion) has Windows 7 with 1 partition C(597GB) And Windows Recover (3GB patition . it is full So i tried to partion again C to install ubuntu but it is ...
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Are there drivers for Epson BX625FWD?

Are There drivers available for the "Epson Stylus Office BX625FWD" printers for Ubuntu 12.04?
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How to boot Ubuntu Linux from a USB drive?

I created a flash drive with 12.04 Ubuntu on it, because I want to try it and explore it. I can't get my computer to boot from the drive. I used the suggested pendrive program to format the drive. I ...
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Apt-get or aptitude is running on my laptop and doesn´t let my update my software, how do I turn it of?

When I try to update the software on my laptop it says I can´t update everything at the same time but I can upgrade gradually, but then a window pops up and says that "apt-get or aptitude" currently ...
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Forcing screensaver lockout time for all users in Unity

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and Unity. Is there a way to force the screensaver lockout time using an admin account? By default each user can change their lockout time. I need to be able to prevent ...
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I'm trying to mount Ubuntu to a dvd and make it bootable. I just cannot figure out how to do it.

can anyone help me? I'm trying to use Ubuntu to mod windows 7 to bypass a forgotten password.
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Sudo and Launcher icons not working, hard-disks not mounting

I am running a server on Ubuntu 12.04 (desktop) LTS. This has been working fine until today when a few minutes ago it decided to change some stuff alone. Launcher icons not working Launcher icons ...
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Shorewall IP Forwarding Problems in 12.04 LTS

Internet connectivity through my 12.04 LTS shorewall box is spotty at best. Ping works both locally and to the internet with no dropped packets (from both the box itself and internal LAN). HTTP ...
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A complete list of pre-installed applications/packages?

I'm currently working on a (mandatory) stripped version of Ubuntu 12.04LTS GNOME on my Chromebook. My question is, is there any way to get a list of all the normal applications on a clean install? Not ...
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System won't shutdown unless I stop networking init script [closed]

I speculate it's networking related since I could only shut down my system if I do /etc/init.d/networking stop first. If I tried to put the system to sleep, it disconnect the network then reconnect it ...
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Can I install an older version of ubuntu over a new one? [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 12.04 lts on my old cpu and it just dosen't run right (lags, and other bugs)So I'm wondering if installing an old version of ubuntu on a cpu with a newer version is possible? Like ...
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Enable Skype sounds *without* enabling *all* system sound effects

I'd like to enable the ringing and notification sounds in Skype without enabling generic system sounds, i.e. without turning on all system sound effects in PulseAudio volume control. Is there a way ...
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Error while installing 3G USB stick driver on Ubuntu 12.04

I am getting the error shown below. I'm new to Ubuntu. How do I resolve it? > install.sh: 187: [: true: unexpected operator udevadm is exist! ******Begin to /opt/TATA_DOCOMO_3G/driver this is ...
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Where can I order a CD of Ubuntu?

I live off grid, have only a slow dial-up internet, and only have power when running generator, (at this time), which means power about 4 hours a day. Can I get just one copy of 12.04 without ...
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Nobody can use the internet when I turn on my computer? [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS along with an old Windows installation. Every time I boot with Ubuntu. Nobody can use the internet if the wireless is on. Windows works fine though. How can I ...
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How to install Intel Media Accelerator Driver in Ubuntu 12?

I have always been windows user, this is the first time i have switched to anything other than windows. The problem is that the display is very very dark and i know it has nothing to do with my ...
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Why does my IPv4 adress keep changing?

I am running many servers off of my computer and I need to port forward to do that. But recently my IPv4 Address keeps changing when I shut my computer off and turn it back on. I have no clue why ...
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ubuntu 12.04 (64bit) wine midi has no output

I have UBUNTU 12.04 (KXStudio version) with several MIDI programs that work well both input and output. I installed Wine 1.5.31 so I could run Studio4 by Midisoft. The program runs, accepting MIDI ...
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12.04 unable to connect to WEP

I am currently running a dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and have been unable to connect stably to my WEP secured WiFi, although I am able to connect to other WPA(2) connections just fine. In ...
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How do I troubleshoot boot problems when stuck at the Ubuntu splash screen?

I was tweaking some settings on my Ubuntu 12.04 install. Specifically I was altering the default color scheme of the terminal, following these instructions Now whenever I boot Ubuntu, I get stuck in ...
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How to give execute permissions to a drive on Steam? [closed]

I even tried some answers but I am a newbie at Ubuntu. I had no idea of what was everyone talking about. So please don't consider this a duplicate. I just need an easy how-to.
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Limited resolution options for external monitor

Ubuntu will only allow 1024x768 or 800x600 resolution options for my external monitor, an HP 2159m (which supports 1920x1080). The laptop's built-in monitor works fine. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04, and ...
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Cannot change input-language (using Alt+Shift) over NX session

I can't seem to change the language over an NX session. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and locally I just use Alt+Shift to alter language. When I connect to a remote server using NX , I can not use this key ...
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Standard install procedure for PHP 5.3 without Suhosin?

Is there a standard way to install PHP 5.3 without Suhosin? How would doing so affect tracking of routine updates for precise? If it's going to make life complicated now or in future then I might ...
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Graphics card not displaying on Ubuntu 12.04

What I initially wanted to do was to install Steam. For that, it seems like I need to install the proper graphics driver for my system. My laptop is ASUS K55V. It has got an NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M ...
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evolution not starting after apt-get upgrade

I have tried several searches to see if anyone has experienced the same problem. Since I updated my pc this morning evolution will not start. I can view the process by using top but it uses 0.2M of ...
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How do I install the dpkg-dev package? Requires Ubuntu ISO

Please assist me in installing dpkg-dev. It requires me to insert "ubuntu 12.04.1 precise pangolin i386". I did download and burn the image onto a disk. Repeated the process..i.e. type sudo apt-get ...
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No dual boot menu after Ubuntu 12.04 installation

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 as a dual boot with Windows 8, and it boots me to Ubuntu directly without showing any boot menu. I tried to repair it using rEFInd, but rEFInd failed to install. Here is my ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Unity High Resource Usage

When I'm trying to switch windows by clicking on the icon in the Unity bar, it shows up the open windows and I can click on the one I want to switch to. But when I do that, my computer hangs up, for ...
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Webcam isnt detected/working 12.04

I have a HP Pavilion laptop with a built in webcam which isn't being detected in Ubuntu 12.04. I have referred to this solution but I don't have a camera button on my keyboard as described in that ...
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Can't access Live User Session account in ubuntu 12.04

I made a new account with account type administrator. Somehow my live session user account is not listed in User Accounts at System Settings. How to login as live session user again?
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How to find the window of a specific file in the multiple windows of Okular with multiple files open

I use Okular to open, say 5, pdf files. Now I need to find one pdf file, say "HelloWorld.pdf" However, when I click the Okular icon, 5 small windows show up on the desktop. The windows are so small ...
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HP Color LaserJet CP1515n is not recognized (Networkprinter)

I have a Notebook with Ubuntu 12.04 and everything is working even the printer mentioned above. I got a new PC-System and also installed Ubuntu 12.04. I thought setting up the printer will be a piece ...
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How do I turn on my wireless?

I am brand new to Linux systems (Day 2) With no prior knowledge (PHD in Physics, not Linux) I had my wireless up and running via NDISWRAPPER, but when Ubuntu updated, and I restarted my computer (as ...
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12.04 Failed to load module “nvidia” (module does not exist, 0)

I have ASUS UL50Vt with nvidia optimus hybrid graphics (GeForce 210M). I recently installed ubuntu 12.04, and in Details app it was showing me, that I am on Intel video driver. So, I installed ...
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Electrical sounds in earphones when laptop is plugged in

I hear annoying electrical static noises in my earphones when my laptop is plugged in. They disappear upon my unplugging the power supply. However there is still a buzz when I move the cursor. Can ...
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Ubuntu One: can you shutdown your computer when syncing is in process?

I just installed ubuntu 12.04 on my other laptop. I logged into my ubuntu one account and it starts syncing files that I stored from my other laptop. However the files are too big and the syncing ...
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Problem with using gnome-screenshot in awesome

I'm having problem with using gnome-screenshot in awesome wm. Here's the screenshot. I'm using awesome wm and my linux distro is Ubuntu 12.04. I have no idea how to solve this and what causes this. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boot error, I/O error

Ububtu is failing to boot into the gui. I have tried using boot repair but it failed to work: http://paste.ubuntu.com/5747328 I installed recommended updates yesterday. Image of error for your ...
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Black screen when starting from LiveUSB [duplicate]

I am trying to get Ubuntu 12.04 onto my computer and when I boot up the LiveUSB (don't have a CD drive), I can see the GRUB boot screen but it doesn't show up the Ubuntu installation GUI. Anyways, ...
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Delete and arrow keys not working

After installing 12.04 and Gnome Shell, I find that the arrow and delete keys, along with the insert, home, page up & down, and end keys have stopped working. All these keys now appear to be ...
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How can I sort files in Nautilus by modified date?

I want to sort files in Nautilus by modified date, similar to sorting files by modified date in Windows Explorer: How can I sort files in Nautilus by modified date?
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Unable to boot after successful upgrade?

I performed an upgrade by using apt-get upgrade. The upgrade completed successfully, but after a reboot, Ubuntu is not booting past the Grub menu. When I tried to boot using recovery mode from Grub ...
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12.04.2 LTS 32-bit Server does not start graphic interface in VMWare 5.0?

On a Windows 7 system, I installed VMWare 5.0 and tried to install the 32-bit Server LTS flavour of Ubuntu. After the install completed, it only starts in console instead of the usual GUI. How do I ...
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NVIDIA x server - “sudo nvidia config” does not generate a working 'xorg.config'

I am over 18 hours deep on this challenge. I got to this point and am stuck. very stuck. Maybe you can figure it out? Ubuntu Version 12.04 LTS with all the updates installed. Problem: The default ...
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Lubuntu 13.04 works, except for unpredictable blank screens

I just installed Lubuntu 13.04 on my MacBook Pro 6,2. It seems to work fine. However, once in a while, when I am logged in and using the computer, the screen will suddenly become blank. (Sound still ...
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Global keyboard shortcut for copy, cut and paste

How can I define a global shortcuts for copy, cut and paste? I'm used to Mac's ⌘+C for copy and ⌘+V for paste. They are global, so I can use them interchanging data between CLI and GUI apps. How can ...
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Ubuntu Software Center crashes due to error in its Python code

I searched for that, but did not find any reference to it on this site. If you know some, please refer me to it - the issues I have seen have different symptoms. So, to the point... I had Ubuntu ...
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Safe to install Nautilus 3.6 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? [duplicate]

I tried installing the new nautilus via commands sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nautilus But the console warns me not to do that: You are ...
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Diagnose Ubuntu 12.10 (in Dual 12.04-12.10 boot)

I find that my Acer Aspire One D270 Netbook (Intel Atom CPU, 2GB DDR3 memory) shows a blank screen with a blinking cursor if I tried booting 12.10 from the bootable USB stick. In fact once, I clicked ...