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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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How to start XServer with default graphics driver?

I have a Acer netbook with Intel gma 3600 graphics. Yesterday I installed cedarview graphics driver after reading this post. Now, I have been observing that after I installed the driver my system ...
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Can I install 32-bit Ubuntu alongside OS X 10.7/10.8 in MacBook Pro?

I have Samsung R430/P430 and MacBook Pro. The Samsung R430/P430 have Ubuntu and Windows 7 Ultimate. But in MacBook Pro is running Mac OS X 10.7/10.8. It has 100GB+ internal hard drive. Can i run ...
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How do I set a custom keyboard shortcut to control volume?

I would like to be able to set three custom keyboard shortcuts to be able to decrease, increase and mute the volume in Ubuntu 12.04 (Unity). On my old Ubuntu 10.04 (Gnome) system I made CTRL + [, CTRL ...
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Is it possible to share an Exchange calendar with another outlook user using Thunderbird/Lightning? If so, how?

I am not on a Windows machine and cannot access outlook other than outlook.companyname.com. I have my exchange email set up through Thunderbird/Lightning AND synced my exchange calendar. How can I ...
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BasiliskII in12.04

I'm trying to install Basilisk2 on 12.04. I converted the rpm from http://basilisk.cebix.net/#download to deb. Running it, however, gives me: BasiliskII: error while loading shared libraries: ...
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Firefox losing functions after opening a link from Dash

I'm using Firefox as default browser in 12.04.1 LTS. Whenever I'm using the bookmarks-lens or the web-hitory-lens of the Unity Dash to open a bookmark in Firefox, pulldown-menus on websites don't get ...
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Is it safe to downgrade X?

I have an old graphics-card which needs the nvidia-96 drivers. But the drivers need xorg-video-abi-10 to be installed, and my version of Ubuntu (Precise) has (i think) an newer version, because that ...
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Are there a way to find an attempt in deletion of log?

I'm using auditd tool for log management. I wonder is it possible to find an attempt in deletion of log using auditd. And also a way to find wrong password attempt?
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Ubuntu 12.04 cannot wake up from sleep

I've upgraded my Toshiba Portege R500 from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to 12.04 LTS this weekend. The new system works smoothly, but if it enters the sleep mode, that is, if my laptop idles more than 15 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: Starting Theme/Icon Manager from Terminal

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 which is so far amazing. Now I changed the background image and want to change the theme / icons as well. In the gnome-control-center, there is no icon for changing the ...
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Partition messed up due to modifications to fstab [closed]

Some system details:- Dell Inspiron N-4010 OS: Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 Home Basic RAM: 2GB Processor: Intel Core i3 tejaskale@tejaskale-Inspiron-N4010:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, ...
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Can I upgrade 10.04 to 12.04.1 with the desktop image?

I am running Ubuntu Lucid and would like to upgrade to Precise, using the normal ubuntu-12.04.1-desktop-...iso image. So far I have tried upgrading with the CD but was not given the choice. Searching ...
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Where I'm making the mistake in here document?

I read the use of here document. I tried something like this: echo $* <<End anto End What I'm trying here is, when I run this script rather than taking input from command line, I'm asking ...
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/etc/postfix/transport missing; what should it look like?

I'm following the mailman guide but couldn't locate /etc/postfix/ so created it as follows: root@dur:~# root@dur:~# cat /etc/postfix/transport dur.bounceme.net mailman: root@dur:~# root@dur:~# ...
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Precautions during SSH [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I audit users and access attempts to SSH on my server? I recently had to give away my Ubuntu 12.10 root password to one of my friends so that he could SSH into ...
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Synaptic package manager has stopped working in Ubuntu 12.04 Unity

Synaptic package manager was working in my Ubuntu 12.04 installation under Unity, but it recently stopped working for no apparent reason. It does work when I switch to KDE. Suggestions?
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Access to USB devices not working properly

Why can I no longer see the photos on my camera card after upgrading to 12.04 (64 bit)? In 10.04 LTS I could read the camera card and import photos happily. Now, under 12.04 LTS (64 bit) I can access ...
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Broken BURG install after backup/restore

Long story short: BURG is stuck in text mode and I can't seem to get it back to the eye-candy. I have purged and then re-installed to no avail. I am running 12.04. The long story: I originally ...
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ubuntu ssd install issue

Was not able to install ubuntu 12.04 LTS or 11.10 on SSD OCZ Vertex 3 120GB Installer crashed. There is no more information. Installer promised to report issue to Ubuntu. Do I have to prepare ...
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Manually re-enable wireless and bluetooth

So, today, I decided to turn off bluetooth to save battery power. When I did so, it did everything like normal. Whatever. But whenever I want to re-enable Wifi and Bluetooth, it just has "Enable ...
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How to fix: “The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.”?

I have a 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 installed. I used to login to a website (chess.com) but since a few days ago I get this message: The connection was reset The connection to the server was reset ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not starting (dual boot)

On my dual booting laptop, I have Windows XP and Ubuntu 12.04. I've had XP on the laptop for years, and install Ubuntu 12.04 a few months ago. For some reason, Ubuntu 12.04 has stopped working. ...
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I can't get suspend, hibernate and shutdown to work in Ubuntu 12.04

I recently built a computer with these specs: Asus Motherboard, Intel i3 3.3 GHz dual processor, 8 GB of RAM. I installed 12.04 on a brand new hard drive. I partitioned the hard drive between root, ...
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Screen blink twice every 10 seconds on ubuntu 12.04

On 12.04 64-bit, about every 5 seconds my screen blinks twice. Even during installation of Ubuntu from CD, this happens during the complete process. I had no problems with earlier Ubuntu versions ...
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PPA for bleeding edge version of Unity

I have been reading about some great new features in Ubuntu 12.10's Unity, like photo lens and right click actions and so on, but I don't want to upgrade due to missing features and bugs in the ...
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Could not connect to any LDAP server as (null) error

I am using a Windows 2008 Server as my LDAP server and on a Ubuntu 12.04 client I am trying to connect to it. I get the following error: nss_ldap: could not connect to any LDAP server as (null) - ...
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gcc 4.3 not in repository anymore?

matlab has been so nice not to update its supported compilers. The latest version supported that supports the so-called mex-files is gcc-4.3.4. Now, this version also seems to be deleted from the ...
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Installation Problems Acer 4750G Ubuntu 12.04 Dual Boot

I've been playing with Ubuntu the past few weeks via WUBI and finally decided to give it its own space in my HDD through dual booting via separate partitions. After installation, the system could ...
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External monitor does not correctly display on GMA500

Asus "T91mt" (resolution 1024x600). External monitor 17" VGA 1280x1024. Ubuntu 12.04.1. GMA500. I have solved a common gma500 issue of resolution own display, but i can't connect external monitor ...
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Problem with minimized window to bottom gnome panel

It's difficult to explain, because English is not my native language, but here you have a few screenshots. Didn't work for me Why It becomes white and how to change it? I'm using : Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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How do I handle “Firmware file X not found” stopping bootup?

I recently upgraded my desktop mac to Precise and now can't get past the Ubuntu 12.04 splash page. The splash freezes with [ 19.931097] b32-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode16_mimo.fw" not ...
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no sound on 12.04

I have just installed the latest version and I have no sound. I tried all solutions I could find on the web, including drivers from the sound dev repository, running alsamixer, etc, but nothing helps. ...
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Blocking multiple sites with /etc/hosts

By editing the hosts file and adding: 0.0.0.0 sitetoblock.com I can block that particular website. Using the hosts file, is it possible to block every website except a few sites I specify? Wikipedia ...
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Is there any way to boost the audio output of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

When I listen to music or play any video on firefox the audio stays very low despite of changing all the sound options to its maximum value in Gnome Alsa Mixer. I have seen that when I use audacious ...
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apt-get issue: duplicate software sources

I have a problem every time I run sudo apt-get update. The following is a output from the terminal: W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ precise/partner i386 Packages ...
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Remove unity and install KDE? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can you remove Unity? How to fully remove Unity Desktop Environment and associated files and dependencies from Ubuntu 12.04 and have a pure KDE installation ?
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os-prober doesn't find Arch Linux until I manually mount Arch Linux partition

Title says everything. Here is output of Boot info script: http://paste.ubuntu.com/1169338/ sudo os-prober returns only Windows partition: sudo os-prober /dev/sda2:Windows 7 (loader):Windows:chain ...
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Installing MATE desktop environment without installing the applications

I want to install MATE desktop only, without applications. I already have apps from GNOME 3 - nautilus, file-roller, gedit. But when I sudo apt-get install mate-core, it asks to install caja, pluma, ...
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Error message for update-manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update? I am completely new to Ubuntu, and I am currently using 12.04. When I run the ...
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Installed Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu; No Longer Boots

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows about a week ago and I can no longer boot in to Windows. When I attempt to boot, I get the error, "Invalid EFI File Path." I tried to change the boot ...
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illegal list name: mailman configuration with FQDN

What do I need to so that mailman, and also dovecot-postfix, use the FQDN of dur.bounceme.net? Or, at least, so that mailman is usable on localhost. root@dur:~# root@dur:~# newlist mailman Enter ...
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How can I set a global timeout for the screensaver?

I am trying to to set a global screensaver and blanking idle timout (with screen locking) that will affect all new user accounts. I noticed that gnome-screensaver in 12.04 when configured by a user, ...
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Intermittent 100% CPU running e.g. Firefox or Libre Office writer on 12.04 Unity

Occasionally some applications lock and their windows goes dark or changes colour. This has happened most frequently when running Firefox but happened today when running Libre Office Writer and ...
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How to restore plymouth to its original state?

When I first installed 12.04 plymouth would sometimes show a few commands beneath the ubuntu logo. I later learned that it conflicts with proprietary drivers.I tried to fix this using the Plymouth ...
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Kubuntu 12.04 looks very bad on IBM T23

I'm using a Linux OS for the first time (Kubuntu 12.04) and I'm absolutely amazed of it. I learned a lot in the past few days, and everything works great on my old machine but the looks of the OS is ...
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How to make Grub display after installing Ubuntu on a laptop with Windows OS?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 on a laptop, but whenever I turn on my computer, it still boots to Windows and GRUB doesn't seem to be working at all. My partition scheme is as follows: /dev/sda1 - ...
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I can't use update manager, access Ubuntu related sites or Launchpad

I turned on my computer today and when I tried to run updates through Update Manager, it would just sit there slowly loading a repository forever. Then I tried to access ubuntuforums.org and it ...
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How to backup the XBMC database (Actor information, cover art…)

I am going to upgrade/fresh install my system from Ubuntu 32 Bit PAE to 64 Bit. Apart from many things I want to backup, there is one thing I really need to make sure that is correctly backed up. This ...
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NVIDIA vs. 12.04 Unity > Recovery

I had successfully installed NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-302.07.run from the nVidia website. That got me nothing but an unalterable 640x480 screen. purge and autoremove didn't seem to undo it. I attempted, ...
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How to enable hard-blocked bluetooth in Thinkpad Edge 320

I'm trying to use the built-in bluetooth device of my Lenovo Thinkpad E320. It seems to be hard blocked, but i can't find any possibility to unblock it. rfkill list returns: 0: tpacpi_bluetooth_sw: ...