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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How to change default signature font in thunderbird 13.0.1 used in ubuntu

How to change default signature font in Thunderbird 13.0.1 used in Ubuntu? I am able to setup my signature but with default fonts, I want those default font to be changed in my signature. also when ...
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Why doesn't the bootable USB show up in the BIOS?

I followed all the instructions on the Ubuntu website as to how to install Ubuntu using a bootable USB. I got the linux pendrive thing, formatted the USB, and have nothing on it besides what was put ...
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Log files (CUPS) grow so fast!

the past few days I faced a strange issue with my computer. I discussed it here: Server logs are filling my hard disk, how do I fix this? Shortly, log files (in cups folder) grow so fast! I did solve ...
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Ubuntu and Eclipse can not find the latest java version

I have an Ubuntu on VirtualBox and I just installed an Eclipse. When I tried to start Eclipse, Eclipse claimed "Version 1.6.0_35 of the JVM is not suitable for this product. Version: 1.7 or greater is ...
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How to remove this error “ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSE”?

I have this error on some sites "http" for the most part I'm on Ubuntu. It is the same with other browsers (but not last error pages do not load). I have tried to "Reset browser settings," and clear ...
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Xubuntu 12.04: Use unity-greeter and set user background automatically

on a fresh Xubuntu 12.04 Installation i have set greeter-session=unity-greeter in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf. Also I have installed unity-greeter gnome-settings-daemon. Now I want to change the ...
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what does /var/lib/update-rc.d/xxx for?

I find there are some files in /var/lib/update-rc.d/, such as: $ more /var/lib/update-rc.d/exim4 update-rc.d exim4 defaults the only content is a update-rc.d command add service to default level. ...
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Is Ubuntu LVM a RAID?

I had a 4 disk LAMP system running Ubuntu 10 then upgraded to 12. The drives are managed by LVM since initial setup. Recently, one of the drive failed (the newest and largest of course, 3TB). I sent ...
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How can I reinstall pulseaudio? (12.04 64bit)

I accidentally removed pulseaudio from my Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. I have tried reinstalling it using sudo apt-get install pulseaudio but my sound card doesn't appear in the list of the devices (in ...
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What should the correct path be for my CD/DVD drive in 12.04 and how do I change it?

After a fresh install of 12.04 on a dell Inspiron 530 when right clicking on the CD/DVD drive and selecting properties it indicates for location: "///" Obviously this drive does not work. Whats the ...
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How can I transfer music files from Rythymbox to my mp3 player (gpx)

How can I sync my music on Rhythmbox to transfer to my mp3 player? gpx to be specific..
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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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How to install 'Doxie go' scanner in Ubuntu 12.04?

There is no Linux version driver for Doxie go scanner by Manufacturer. Whether driver is available by other developers for Ubuntu 12.04? Simple scan didn't recognize the scanner. Works well with ...
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Script to switch between two sound devices

I use two sound devices, normal analogue output and sound over HDMI. When I'm not using the TV I leave it turned off and switch to the speakers. As I do this regularly I would like a script to do it ...
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How to Reassign/Replace a keyboard key with other one

My laptop's spacebar key is broken. You all know it's a very important key. So please tell me how do I reassign spacebar to any other key, e.g. capslock Please help, I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS i386 ...
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Ubuntu Upgrade, Perl Version Broke ZImbra

Kind of in a bind here, since I heard about the bash bugs last night I decided on upgrading all off my server, not just the packages but the complete OS, it worked fine on all my servers, except my ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and SSH: Automatically shutting down another computer when powering off

I want to shut down another computer in my network when shutting down my own. For that I have created a script that logs into that machine through ssh and powers it off. (SSH keys are set up, so no ...
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Gnome classic taskbar doesnt work propperly on selecting program

Im using Ubuntu 12.04 with the gnome classic extension. If i want to change to another window, i click the symbol on the taskbar on the bottom of the screen. Now i observerd this behaviour: If i ...
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How do I open the boot menu?

I want to uninstall 12.04 and install Ubuntu 13.04 instead. When I was installing Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows 7 opened the boot menu F12. I have read that on Ubuntu to enter the boot menu I have to ...
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Python HTTPS requests (urllib2) to some sites fail on Ubuntu 12.04 without proxy

I have an little app I wrote in Python and it used to work... until yesterday, when it suddenly started giving me an error in a HTTPS connection. I don't remember if there was an update, but both ...
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Dropbox very high CPU usage without any actual data transfer

The Dropbox process constantly clocks more than 50% CPU usage sometimes going up to the higher 80s and 90s. At the same time it does not even upload/download the files it is supposed to. The progress ...
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How to show names of icons on desktop?

For some reason my desktop icons no longer have names. I don't know what I did to make that happen. At one time they had names underneath them, now they do not. How do I get the names back? Also, ...
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openssl 1.0.1 update on 12.04 has broken a curl command

After updating openssl on our dev server to version 1.0.1-4ubuntu5.31, a script that contains a curl command to a specific server no longer connects. We were running openssl 1.0.1-4ubuntu5.25. Curl ...
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Installing MS Office 2013 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I am trying to install Microsoft Office 2013 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32-bit). I have downloaded an iso file of said product and installed wine1.4-i386 using the apt-get command on the terminal. The ...
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Error installing Ubuntu on VirtualBox

I'm trying to install many different versions of Ubuntu (12.04/14.04, amd64/x86, server/desktop, etc.) on VirtualBox 14.3.26 on OSX 10.10 and I'm getting the following error: [ 0.000000] Fast TSC ...
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Speakers stopped working on Ubuntu 12.04

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I am using a Dell Inspiron. One day after a update from update manager my speakers stopped working. I tried to reinstall the driver but did not work. My headphone are ...
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No HDD in boot order in BIOS in Asus x555LA

Today I bought a brand new ASUS X555LA laptop with Window 8 pre-installed. So I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 64bit using a USB flash drive. My first boot was USB (not UEFI) and I was successfully ...
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How to install again Update Manager after uninstalling it

I tried asking many times on few Ubuntu forums how to deal with my non-responsive Update Manager, but all I was getting was the same stuff (run it from the terminal, run some lines, apt-get update ...
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I can't install IceCat on ubuntu 12.04

I want to install IceCat on Terminal but it doesn't work. $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnuzilla-team/ppa && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install icecat -y Cannot access PPA ...
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Unable to eject/safely unmount USB drive

So I'm trying to safely remove this USB drive, because when I don't it does not work properly. When I go on Nautilus and try to eject it, I get this error message: Error ejecting: eject exited with ...
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No modules in /lib/modules Linaro Deskotp

I am trying to run Linaro Ubuntu Desktop on an ARM embedded device - mainly for use of the Unity GUI. When I boot my device I get output to the screen and just before the boot process completes I ...
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How to install dssp (secondary structure assignments) under 12.04?

I am trying to install dssp on ubuntu 12.04. I am new to ubuntu. I tried this sudo apt-get install dssp Please give suggestions.
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[12.04]Weird “Unable to mount iPhone” “Mountpoint Already registered”

I came up with this problem when I plugged my iphone into my Ubuntu. Here is what it said: "Unable to mount iPhone DBus error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.InvalidArgs: Mountpoint Already ...
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preseed file and installation script

I am using a preseed file to auto install ubuntu 12.04. I create a normal user account (able to use sudo), I skip the creation of a root account. At the end of the file I have put this (seen it from ...
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Grub Rescue after upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04

Current status: Cannot boot from HD at all (dualboot with win7) Cannot boot from USB either (12.04 and win7), goes to boot: prompt, do not know what to do here, wants a kernel name, same for both ...
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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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Skype Not installing in ubuntu 12.XX [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 12.04 (multiarch) 64-bit. I need to install skype but not able to install. I get the error. Screen shot attached. Also how can i update to Ubuntu 14.XX - 64-bit?
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Having 2 websites under same IP apache2 configuration?

I know there is plenty of documentation about this, but my problem is different. I have 2 websites (subdomains) running on one apache2 server. Site 1 is working fine, site 2 is somehow linked to the ...
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How do I recover files that testdisk found?

I used testdisk to locate missing or deleted files and it found them. I then used "c" to copy the files but could not paste them to desktop or anywhere and could not change the directory in the ...
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Setting up the GDM Theme

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Classic (no effects) and because of the fact that some system options have disappeared with the new system release I've been struggling with this for a while and ...
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“Shutdown” or “Restart” logs out

While logged in as a sudo user, click the right top power icon, then select and click "Shutdown" menu, it comes up with a dialog asking if I want to close all programs. The dialog has two options: ...
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10.04 upgrade (to 12…) never works [duplicate]

When I attempt to upgrade from 10.04 to 12..., I get the following message(s) at the point of 'setting up files': (YadYada = www.): W:Failed to fetch YadaYada ...
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Unable to Connect MTS Mblaze modem in Ubuntu 12.10?

I am using Ubuntu for 1st time and I do have an modem MTS Mblaze in India which I am using in Windows. But when I tried to connect in Ubuntu 12.10 using give default method (i.e. choose country, ...
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Unable to locate package ambari-server in ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to install ambari server in virtualbox ubuntu 12.04 32 bit. I'm following this installation guide. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 VSCode will not run

I have tried everything in the following: Microsoft Launches Visual Studio for Linux Unzipping and run Code in terminal... I get command not found. I tried Code, sh Code, sudo Code and sudo sh ...
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Issue at installing IPython via pip

I had an error while trying to install IPython. Here is the log: alumno@Usuario:/usr/bin$ pip install ipython[all] Downloading/unpacking ipython[all] Exception: Traceback (most recent call last): ...
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Need help with Griffin PowerMate USB volume controller - new 64 bit desktop & Ubuntu 12.04

I'd appreciate some help with running a Griffin PowerMate USB volume controller on my new 64 bit 12.04 desktop - to control / mute the machine's master volume, & scroll through cbr files. ...
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Diskless with Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to setup a new diskless solution with ubuntu 12.04 without any success. I followed this Diskless Ubuntu HowTo But the initramfs seems not to be able to mount my nfs share. On my server ...
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Setting up a PPPoE internet connection in Ubuntu 12.04

I've been trying to set up my internet connection and router with Ubuntu 12.04 and I've been having some issues. I am currently trying to connect directly through my modem using the PPPoE username and ...