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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I am experiencing slow performance on my system. How do I diagnose and fix it?

I am using ubuntu 12.04 in my laptop. This is my first experience in ubuntu. I just installed Ubuntu yesterday. I have dual OS in my laptop. The other OS is Windows 7. Comparing Windows 7 ubuntu ...
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How to build gettext from source? [closed]

I am attempting to build gettext 0.18.1.1 from the source under Ubuntu 12.04. I need to understand how to build it from the source because I am attempting to port it to another platform. I checked ...
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Problem with wired internet connecting on MTNL Triband

I am a Ubuntu user from Mumbai, India and subscribe to MTNL's Triband broadband service. I have a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 installed. I am getting good internet connectivity ...
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Added new partition to system, “permission denied” when running programs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu took away permissions from my Data partition I reformatted a NTFS partition on my system with ext4 because I want to use it on my current Ubuntu installation, not ...
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How can i install mythtv 0.24 on ubuntu 12.04?

I am trying to figure out the easy way to install mythtv 0.24 on ubuntu 12.04. I want to use xbmc as front end and mythtv 0.25 It will not work right?
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How do I tell apt not to install X11 & gnome dependencies cause I will use X11 forwarding?

I want to run virt-manager from the server itself (so that I can use the interface management feature which is not available over ssh connection). However, I plan to launch virt-manager over an ssh ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Mobile Broadband Settings with Terminal

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to my beaglebone and now want to make appropriate changes to be able to use my Huawei e173 modem. I can successfully use Huawei e173 on my desktop ubuntu 12.04. But I ...
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Does remmina come with Ubuntu 12.04 CD?

I want to try Ubuntu 12.04 and test remmina RDP viewer (I hear it is a good one). However I am in no mood to download the DVD. Does remmina come in the CD download? Can someone confirm? PS: I do not ...
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How to measure desktop login time with bootchart

I've got an issue whereby after each reboot the first time I log into my session it takes ages. That is, it can take up to five minutes from the moment I enter my password until I can use the desktop. ...
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How do I install Ubuntu to another partition from within Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Hi I have been looking in to installing a Linux image from within Ubuntu as I ran out of Cd's. I am currently experiencing problems with my 12.04 and would like to install a second copy to an empty ...
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problems with wubi-installed ubuntu freezing, error reports not sending, programs crashing unexpectedly

recently I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my acer aspire one D255E netbook using the wubi installer for windows. I've begun to notice several problems: computer freezes often for no apparent reason ...
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Problem regarding Ubuntu Software Center

A day back everything was fine when using the Software Center. The problem started after attempting to install the app named 'Shutter' (app for taking screenshots) yeasterday. I started the Install ...
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How to force firefox to remember passwords?

In firefox, some passwords I have cannot be saved (I'm not even asked for that), for example fab.com or battle.net How can I make Firefox remember those passwords?
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Unable to set “never” to “show battery status in menubar”?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with gnome shell. I have tried to remove battery icon from panel using the battery setting in system settings but to no avail. I use an extension called "system Monitor" ...
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Why does my Atheros AR9285 connect at only 65 Mbits/sec?

I have an ASUS K53E laptop, running Ubuntu 12.04. Love it, the only OS so far which doesn't give me problems! Anyway, my wireless network adapter is pretty much crap. It runs at only 65 Mbit/s, while ...
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Chromium and Google Chrome continue adding their services to start applications

Even I disable or delete the service in startup applications, I found them again on next reboot. I've noticed the issue as both services eat my CPU in system monitor. It must there be something in ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installation issue

I have HP Pavilion g6 laptop. I tried installing ubuntu on it. i successfully downloaded the image and copied it to disc. now i do not understand how to run the setup while my laptop do not boot from ...
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Ubuntu SSD performance issue

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a 55GB Adata S599 SSD. I have a Asus M4N68T motherboard that does not support AHCI. Bootup takes a lot longer than expected and working in the system is not even close ...
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cannot do anything after booting ubuntu 12.04 lts , problem with resolution

I installed the ubuntu on my PC using a different LCD screen and now when I connect it to the monitor that I want to use, I get a problem with the resolution as soon as the ubuntu boots so cant change ...
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Is it possible to use Ubuntu as speaker while playing music from a bluetooth-linked smartphone?

Is there a way to use the notebook as speaker for my smartphone? I linked them via Bluetooth and saw that the smartphone can be used as an input-Device for music and sound. You can see it here: My ...
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Correct way to install nvidia-173 driver on Ubuntu 12.04?

After chasing around an unfortunate bug wherein my Dell's Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 requires a driver other than either nouveau or nvidia-current, I came across this: ...
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Ubuntu - Win7 Dualboot Failure?

I switched back to Windows 7 for a while after installing and using Ubuntu 12.04 on a regular basis. I decided to reinstall Ubuntu using a flash drive I had used for it last time. The flash drive I ...
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I can't install any software using software-center in 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Software center not opening I can't install any software using software-center in 12.04, I just can install some sofware if I run software-center as root, I put some ...
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How can I get Unity to show the menu icons in Inkscape?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 and I have enabled icons in menus. Everything works fine except Inkscape that shows a lot of "missing" icons. What is wrong and how can I fix it?
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Removing a directory named after a file

I've been looking for a code snippet to place in a .sh that removes a directory named after a file. What I mean by this is I would like to move to specify a directory and then search it for a list of ...
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How to upgrade/downgrade from 12.04 to 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to roll back Ubuntu to a previous version? Now this might sound stupid, but coming from 12.04 I would like to upgrade/downgrade to 11.10. I can't do a fresh install ...
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How to install ppstream on 12.04?

How do I install ppstream on 12.04? Can someone give me a solution?Thank you! When I type sudo apt-get install ppstream I got this error: conan51xd@conan51xd-Lenovo-B470:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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Vista to Ubuntu 12.04, no internet connectivity

I'm new to Linux. This is my first time downloading another operating system to anything. I was pleased when I saw Ubuntu's capabilities and downloaded the .iso at once to try the live CD. When trying ...
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Xfce & Docky & Thunar - Missing icon

Im using xfce in combination with docky. But when I start Thurnar via the Filemanager-icon it opens (ofc) Thurnar, but it has a wrong icon (on the very right) How to fix that? Normally, the ...
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Dash does not open files, but the containing folder instead [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do I get a “the location is not a folder” error when trying to open files using Dash or Synapse? When clicking on a search result in dash, the containing ...
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How to install network-manager without internet access?

I have been trying to install some kind of network indicator to show my current bandwidth usage on the panel on top of the screen so I decided to install ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 is slow and unresponsive [closed]

My laptop works perfectly fast with Windows 7 but is very slow in Ubuntu 12.04.When I try to open the dash it takes 1-2 sec.even the normal right click on the desktop for the dropdown options is ...
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Categorized menus as it was pre-11.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to access “Applications” menu in Ubuntu Unity Desktop (Ubuntu 11.10) How can I have menus as it was before unity? Probably not on the desktop as was ...
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Video tearing with KDE compositing

I have video tearing with compositing enabled in KWin. I have 2 monitors in twinview, VBlank is set to sync with one of them. I have some tearing on that monitor anyway, and it's much worse on the ...
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Gimp crashes Ubuntu 12.04 when using tool [closed]

I'm using Gimp 2.6.12 on Ubuntu 12.04. It worked fine until a couple of days ago. This might or might not be relevant, but in the meantime, I tried to plug in my usb photo scanner but since it was not ...
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Possible to suspend via lan?

I've already set up wake on LAN (via WIFI local network) and I am able to wake my Ubuntu machine via local network (from Windows 7 laptop using WakeOnLan from Magick Packet). Is there a way to ...
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update manager fails, apt-get update stops at 93%

My updates will not install on Ubuntu 12.04. It gets to 93% and then gets an error of an (address not found) No host name associated with http(ubuntu.com/etc. etc. I have used the command: sudo ...
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Application switcher's (compiz) thumbnails not working in ubuntu 12.04

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I somehow cannot get compiz effects to work. especially application switcher's thumbnails - I only get the icons and I think that changing the options do not ...
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Why do ntpdate queries take twice as long to execute in 12.04 than 10.04?

When I run 'time ntpdate -qd ntp.ubuntu.com' it takes twice as long to run in Ubuntu 12.04 than it does in Ubuntu 10.04. I've tested this on several physical and virtual machines with similar ...
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Wireless Card Driver for Dell Mini 1012 using Ubuntu 12.04 not detected?

I have tried every solution given on the forums and the original "Wireless Card Driver for Dell Mini 1012 using Ubuntu 12.04?" question here in Ask Ubuntu and I am still not able to get my wireless ...
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How do I set all applications to start unfocused or minimized?

Isn't there a way to force all apps to start up minimized or make them load in the background so they won't be opened on top of the window that I'm working on, besides making the window to be always ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 does not detect monitor at boot

I have been using Ubuntu 12.04 for a couple of months now with no problems. Then one day I restarted my computer, and it would not detect the monitor. If I force it to restart a few times, it ...
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VirtualBox doesn't display menu bar after login

When I boot Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox, I see VirtualBox's menu bar at the bottom of the screen. After I log in, the menu bar disappears. Why? I really want it back.
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Black screen on boot after installing via pen-drive [closed]

I just intalled ubuntu from a pen-drive. When the instalation finished, it told me to restard. Then i restarted and all i got was a black screen with an underline flashing in the left top of the ...
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NAS Storage not auto-mounting on-load

I'm using a GoFlex Home Storage device from Seagate. Now that I've figured out how to auto-mount my NAS storage by editing fstab. I'm having another issue. sudo mount -a on a started system mounts ...
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problem forwarding USB device to virtual box

I want to connect a CAN to USB interface for programming an engine control unit to a WinXP virtual machine. only this device is not listed in under the small USB Icon at the lower left of the vm ...
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Not getting wireless icon , not even wifi visible , wireless button is on

i am using compaq presario v 3000 tu laptop . today i have installed 12.04 ubuntu . but very sad i was not able to connect through wifi . for me it's useless without wifi . tried lot of command ...
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Is it possible reduce swap memory size?

The matter is that my computer has 3Gb of memory ram. Therefore i think that i don't need too much swap memory size, and i really need free space in the hard disk. sorry by my English
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How to run a script on each login or once a day if not run that day already?

I've made a custom directory where I've put a couple of my favourite wallpapers. I made a script which examines this directory, counts the number of PNGs, and then randomly sets one image as a ...
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Icons from unity launcher and app switcher disappeared after update [closed]

I updated my 12.04 64b Ubuntu and after restart, all icons from unity launcher and app switcher (the Alt+Tab window) are missing, check the screenshot. I tried to restart OS but no change. Any ideas ...