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 do I start certain services only when needed?

I have a laptop. I use it for web+email a lot, and then some days for web development. Using it for the latter, I need apache2 and mysql server running, but normally I do not. I'd like a normal boot ...
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tata photon+ usb modem worked with 11.04(software bundled in same usb device) but gives error on 12.04

Tried installing the Tata Photon+ bundled software which worked in 11.04, but does'nt install now in 12.04. Some error showing missing kernel modules(see below) anyone has a patch?? ============= ...
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Why a skype instance doesn't shut down?

I'm using 12.04 64 bits and Skype version 4.0.0.8 released yesterday ( http://blogs.skype.com/garage/2012/07/hotfix_for_multiple_skype_clie.html ). The problem is : I'm using Skype normally. No ...
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Samsung 7 Graphics Nightmare

I just bought a Samsung 7 laptop with the Amd Radeon hd 6490m an I installed the driver. Everything was working smooth and it was rendering nice until I rebooted it. I noticed that it wouldn't boot my ...
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Why does my external hard drive not boot

Since the C drive on my dell dimension 4600 has little space left on it, I decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a USB, load Ubuntu to my Iomega 250 GB external hard drive. I used 2gb for mount ...
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Eclipse 4 with Oracle JDK7 on 12.04 x64?

Is it possible to Install Eclipse 4 and get it to work with Oracle JDK7 on Ubuntu 12.04 x64? The best way would be a PPA to apt-get upgrade newer versions. A "portable" istall would be okay, too. ...
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directory not listing on web-browser for ftp server

I have used vsftpd to create FTP server.I am using Ubuntu 12.04 desktop version.the problem is that when I hit the ftp: //myservername/ on the browser it shows only Index of / Name Size Date ...
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Hauppauge remote “ok” and “back” buttons not working

I'm having some issues with getting my remote fully functional with Ubuntu 12.04. Some of the buttons work, but the OK and back buttons don't. I could make do without some of the others, but I really ...
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Acer aspire incompatible with ubuntu 12.04?

Well I'm about to install ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop, which is an acer aspire. I would like to know if is there any incompatibility? I installed this version (12.04) on an acer aspire and had several ...
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Can I configure separate sound volume for each user?

I want to apply distinct sound volume for distinct users in Ubuntu 12.04. But now all users share the same master volume.
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Enable backing store feature in Ubuntu 12.04

Can you tell me how to enable the 'backing store' feature in Ubuntu 12.04? I tried adding xserver-command=X +bs to /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf. With this configuration setting xserver fails to start ...
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How to get isolcpus kernel parameter working with Precise 12.04 amd64?

I've been testing this stuff trying to reserve some CPUs in a host with two Intel E5645 but I can't get it working for some reason. Steps I followed: Edit /etc/default/grub and added isolcpus=0,1 to ...
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VirtualBox not working

When ever i try to start a virtual machine i get this error. I have Ubuntu 12.04 (64bit) and Kernel Linux 3.2.0-27-generic
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How to open directories in geany IDE?

I have a directory already created which has sub-directories in it, it was created by Eclipse IDE. And now, I'm willing to continue developing the same project using a different IDE - Geany IDE. ...
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Is it ok to install Java 7 in Ubuntu 12.04?

I've read a lot that Java 6 works better and that it's not recommended to use Java 7, is this true? And why is Java 7 not a good option?
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12.04 LTS 64bit login screen and error windows show 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do? I installed 12.04 LTS 64bit using the Wubi application alongside Windows 7. Everything ...
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Flash Drive Boot Not Detecting Hard Drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't boot without Flash Drive plugged in In my laptop, I have a hard drive with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. When I go to boot to it, I get a blank screen with a ...
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Elan touchpad sluggish in Ubuntu 12.04I

I checked the xorg.conf and it says "synaptics" as the device and driver name. The touchpad does feel like it's lagging when moving around but all the other features work (right/left click, multitouch ...
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Ubuntu for business POS and ERP

Since 16/07/2012 i got a new job with a Cooperative producing and selling craft. am an UBUNTU enthusiast and i wish to use it in the organization with my colleagues for point of sale/accounting ...
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After 12.04 Upgrade - /var/www is missing

I just upgraded from ~10.10 (it was stuck, un-upgradeable) to 12.04 by installing over the top of the existing installation. The home folder and desktop files all seem to still be present, as ...
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Anyone else suddenly having problems tethering their Android or smartphone to 12.04? [closed]

I've been USB tethering with my Nexus S for over a year with no problems. Went on vacation last week, came back, and discovered tethering no longer works. The phone actually thinks its tethered just ...
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How to compile wine

I am a Wine PPA user for Scott Ritchie for several years and have loved that PPA but I want to start compiling Wine for testing purposes in another PC with Ubuntu. So I have a couple of questions ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 dvd/rw has stopped mounting and cannot gain access to dvd/rw

I have followed a number of threads over the last 6-8 hours but I am unable to get my removable disk drive to mount (either automatically or via the terminal command line). The processor is an AMD64 ...
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Can I run “live” Ubuntu from a USB drive?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB drive via the Universal USB Installer, but it only gives me the option to install Ubuntu, not "try" Ubuntu. Is this not possible? The problem is, I don't have access ...
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12.04 Server only boots in Recovery

Linux/Ubuntu rookie here, so please be patient, and thank you in advance for any help! I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 Server 32-bit on my old Dell Dimension E310. When I boot it up, it takes me to ...
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Is the 64 bit version of 12.04 the same as the alternate 64 bit?

Specifically, is the 64 bit version of the ISO I can download directly from ubuntu.com the same as the "alternate" 64 bit version that is available through the Universal USB installer?
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“GLIBC_2.14 not found” error after upgrading to 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu boots up maintenance shell? I recently got an option to update to 12.04 I believe. Something went wrong and when I booted up my laptop it has the original laptop ...
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no login screen after change from lightdm to xdm

On 12.04 LTS, I typed "apt-get install xdm" - then a window asked if I wanted lightdm or xdm, and I selected xdm. Then I rebooted but the display only showed, for a very long time, the word "ubuntu" ...
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Default screen magnifier?

I'm trying to get an Ubuntu laptop functional for a visually impaired friend. Her impairment is such that a screen magnifier would solve the issue. I've tried out Kmag (as its the only hit when ...
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Problem installing ubuntu 12.04 (dual boot) on Mac

I'm actually running ubuntu 12.04 on my Macbook by DVD. But when I try to install only 2 settings appear: Replace Mac OS X with Ubuntu Something else while I was expecting for Install Ubuntu ...
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I cannot open Gnome Tweak Tool on gnome ubuntu 12.04

I cannot open Gnome Tweak Tool on gnome ubuntu 12.04 I want to install gnome themes,but I've got a problem is Gnome Tweak Tool cannot open so how do i change themes on gnome. I had already install ...
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Ubuntu 12.04x64 server Reboot does a shutdown instead of a reboot

I have 12.04 x64 server installed on a new ironsystems (super micro board) machine. Anytime I try to reboot the machine (I've used reboot, shutdown -r, init 6) the machine shutsdown instead of ...
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My desktop disappeared, how do I get it back? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. This morning when I logged into my Ubuntu, after login screen the complete desktop was empty, the only operation I could perform is right-click and open terminal. What I've ...
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Why won't my install on Macbook work?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my Macbook. The CD drive is broken, so I am going from a USB flash drive I created. I can get it to "Try Ubuntu" perfectly fine, as a matter of fact I'm using ...
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Is the AMD Radeon HD7670M compatible with 12.04?

I want to buy a new laptop and run ubuntu 12.04 on it. I have my eyes on an HP but i want o make sure if the vga is fully compatible with ubuntu. The VGA is AMD Radeon HD7670M
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Why are these errors popping up even when the installation is fine?

I am having a problem , when I try to install or upgrade something, it appears like it fails, but it does not. This will pop up usually only for the Ubuntu Software Center. This will pop up ...
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Ubuntu detects that I don't have at least 4.4 GB free space, what should I do?

When I try to install Ubuntu 12.04, it shows me, that I don't have at least 4.4 GB free space. How can I format my Hard Disk Drive? Actually I have 8.4 GB free space, but I screwed up everything ...
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how to find out pkg origin ?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 . I want to know how can we find out about a Package installation origin . I mean is it installed with apt-get or aptitude or externally or installed with Ubuntu . Is there ...
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Miktex equivalent for 12.04 (open for more suggestions)

I was using MikTeX in Windows 7. Now that I have changed to Ubuntu 12.04, I was looking for a equivalent replacement for it. I tried MikTeX for Debian systems but the following error came: dpkg: ...
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How do I add the “gnome-shell-extensions” PPA?

When I'm trying to add any ppa using "apt" I get the following error: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome-shell-extensions Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", ...
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How to install mysql 5.1 on 12.04?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 at work, which runs very well. Unfortunately, for work reasons, I need to use mysql version 5.1. I can't find a clean way of installing it. I must install it the usual ...
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Unable to connect to localhost in browser after installing XAMPP successfully

I have successfully installed XAMPP 1.5.3 following this guide on Ubuntu 12.04 and it started with no errors. $ sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start Starting XAMPP for Linux 1.5.3a... XAMPP: Starting Apache ...
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Nginx/PHP-FPM “Access denied.” error

I'm trying to set up a freshly installed Ubuntu (12.04) server, but I can't get PHP files running through php-fpm. No matter what I do, I always get a "Access denied." page (plain text, not html or ...
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Having Trouble Updating Nvidia Drivers

I've just bought a new laptop and am trying to install Ubuntu on it. This is the first time I'm installing linux on my own machine (I've used it on machines at work and school before, but I've never ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 halt/poweroff trouble

I successfully installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 32-bit on a HP Proliant Microserver, everything works perfectly but when I try to turn off the machine with the command halt or poweroff hangs after ...
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Does the alternate installer (12.04) allow dual booting in Windows (resizing partition)?

I can not use the Desktop 12.04 CD on a laptop with Windows. I can use the Alternate CD (12.04) on this computer, but I am unsure if the alternate CD allows re-partioning the hard disk allowing a dual ...
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Environment variables - where are they stored by linux, how do I change them and is it safe to do so?

I am trying to configure a build from source an old version of gcc on my dev machine. The documentation highlight several environment variables that need to be changed in order to do this. I was ...
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Ragged and thin font in all users except my account

there is no problem in my main user account, but in other is system font very ugly. Ragged and thin. I use default ubuntu - font - family. The same situation is in LightDM. I tried delete .fontconfig ...
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how to sketch mechanical drawings and pcb of the electronic device?

I am trying to sketch pcb and mechanical drawings of the electronic device. Are there any application which is available for Ubuntu 12.04 ? Note : Application should suggest left-right-up-down ...
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Why indicator app not showing when started with root

I'm testing a feature in psensor that requires root privilege but the app indicator applet didn't show in the unity panel when I launched the app with gksu except when it's started as normal user. Is ...