Fourth LTS (Long Term Support) release of Ubuntu, code-named Precise Pangolin. Released on 26th April, 2012. Will go End Of Life (EOL) April 2017. Only use this tag if your question is version-specific.

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How to show desktop files on both monitors when using dual display?

How do I get the computer to show desktop files on both monitors when using dual display? I can only see the files on one of the monitors. The other one has a blank desktop.
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Failed 12.04 upgrade, recovery mode unavailable with whiptail error

Last night I tried to upgrade from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04. The upgrade process had numerous errors, but I let it continue assuming that it would safer than interrupting it. Near the end, two ...
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Which Dell laptops are fully compatible with Ubuntu 12.04?

We need to buy a couple of engineering laptops. Our 1st choice would be Dell Latitude. Unfortunately, in the past, my colleague had many problems installing the Ubuntu on his E6510. The main issue ...
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How do i stop “5.2 GB SWAP partition from appearing in ”devices" list in Nautilus?

I have 12.04 installed and have a 5 GB partition for swap. I want to stop this drive from appearing in the Devices list in Nautilus. sanjay@sanjay-pc:~$ sudo fdisk -l [sudo] password for sanjay: ...
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How do I increase the compiz shadow radius above 18? [closed]

In < 11.10 this can be done from gconf-editor, but that doesn't seem to work in 12.04. The metacity-theme.xml file also set the active shadow much larger than 18, but no effect. So anyone know how? ...
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How do I install Dan's Guardian on 12.04?

I'm trying to install Dans Guardian on a virtual machine. The instructions ask me to run the ./configure script and then execute the command make install. The configure script runs fine but the make ...
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Cursor becomes not working after changing to hand

I just finished downloading a file using Firefox, and then the cursor changed to a closed hand and stayed like that. I could only move the cursor around using my touchpad, but it doesn't work when I ...
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Does Ubuntu 12.04 supports for B75 boards?

I want to build a new computer with Intel G840 CPU and Gigabyte B75M-D3H motherboard and install Ubuntu (or Kubuntu) 12.04 64bit on it. However, I'm worried about whether the chip is too new and ...
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How can I “toggle” the unity launcher?

I don't want to hide it, like put my mouse of the top-left/left side of the screen, I want to have like a ccsm plugin that can say to turn it on/off. How can I do this but also have the possibility to ...
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Why is Bugzilla missing from 12.04?

Why has the bugzilla package been removed from the Ubuntu 12.04 repository? Is there any PPA to make it work and update automatically or do I need to download from bugzilla website and backup/compile/...
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How can I Install Ubuntu 12.04 for an AMD processor? [closed]

When I install Ubuntu, do I have to type any codes?
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Encrypting/Decrypting a single file in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I need to be able to encrypt/decrypt a single text file stored on my external HD in 12.04 LTS, preferably a GUI application, if any, or the command line otherwise. Thank you.
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Switchable laptop graphics issues on Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo Z570 laptop with Intel HD 3000 integrated graphics, and a switch to enable the dedicated GT630M graphics card. I've been having issues in general with my graphics ...
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Sound glitches (repeats) momentarily

Since upgrading to 12.04 (64-bit), i've noticed an issue while watching DVDs in VLC - the sound will "glitch" - that is, it'll replay a tiny sample over and over for about a second or so, and then ...
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VLC does not play any video or mp3 file, closes when a file is opened

When I run vlc from terminal I get: In the VLC dialog box: Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'file:///media/Ent/movies/the%20mask.avi'. Check the log for details. In ...
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12.04 Unity 3D 80% CPU load with Compiz

EDIT : I have been able to to determine that the problem is not compiz, but is actually Xorg. I don't know why, but by quickly maximizing terminal and taking a screenshot with top running before the ...
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Why does the optirun command shut down my computer?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit on the Ivy Bridge Sony Vaio S. I installed bumblebee for nvidia-optimus support. Everything seemed to install fine, but if I use a command like: optirun firefox my ...
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Laptop with Ubuntu 12.04, connected to television with hdmi-cable wont show any content from pc on televison. Nothing happens

I have a laptop with Ubuntu 12.04. I have connected my laptop with my HDMI cable to the television. But unlike in Windows 7, I cant find HDMI as an output anywhere in the settings, neither for video ...
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External USB hard drive makes noises when the computer is turned off [closed]

I have an external USB hard drive of 500GB. I can't tell what model it is exactly, as nothing specific is written on it and I don't have the box anymore. I use it as a backup disk. It works absolutely ...
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Unity launcher doesn't appear in VNC session

I'd like to have a unity desktop accessible via VNC on a precise server machine I have running. I installed the ubuntu-desktop package. I'm launching a VNC session with the following in my ~/.vnc/...
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Keyboard layout always resets to US on reboot

So, on each reboot my keyboard always resets to US! sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration gives temporary relief. Is there a way to make it permanent? I tried: sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-...
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how to install the Intel 82845G Graphics controller Ubuntu 12.04

in the page : http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Graphics&ProductLine=Desktop+graphics+drivers&ProductProduct=Intel%c2%ae+82845G+Graphics+Controller ...
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Can I patch the PPC 12.04 kernel to allow older ATI drivers to install?

Right now, with a PowerMac G5, the only way to install the graphics driver from the ATI binaries would be to patch the kernel, for my Radeon 9600 is only supported with the 9.3 installer, while the 12....
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Ubuntu 32bit vs 64bit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit and which should I choose? According to my specs, would 32bit Ubuntu 12.04 be better? Intel Core i5 470UM Dual Core ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installation freezes at 64%

I have now tried five times it install Ubuntu. Once in normal mode, three times in demo mode, and one in Safe graphic mode, but they all freeze at 64%.
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Bash script not working as required with xbindkeys

I made a simple bash script to display a notification whenever my capslock key is pressed. It works fine when I call it like bash capsnotify.sh. The problem now is when I bind my above script to ...
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How to Uninstall / Remove Ubuntu 12.04 from Live Media

I need to uninstall and reinstall Ubuntu, but when I open it, the only options that come up are Demo mode and Learn more, nothing about Uninstalling.
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Brightness adjustment impossible after hibernation (MacbookAir 3.2, Ubuntu 12.04)

After waking my computer up from hibernation (close lid, open lid) I loose the ability to adjust the brightness with the F-keys and in the settings. It's the only problem I have with ubuntu on my ...
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What are some alternatives to jDownloader for 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there some application to download files from popular file hosting websites? I just added the JDownloader PPA and installed the app but when I launch the app I get a ...
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Cannot login to newly created user account

Trying to switch accounts to my newly created account I get a black screen and then it takes me back to the main login screen after entering the correct password. Upon logging into my previously ...
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Can't get Graphics to work on HP Pavilion G6

I have this crappy HP Pavilion G6 laptop (no other choice, provided by office) which is having troubles dealing with graphics (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS). Details of the machine: Its having a ATI Radeon ...
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Tried to boot Ubuntu, but the GRUB rescue shows up instead

Tried to boot Ubuntu, but something like this shows up instead:
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My intel hd 3000 + core i3 processor is performing really bad [closed]

I've used Ubuntu before on my old laptop, sporitng an AMD V-series CPU and a mobile radeon 4250, both really bad compared to my laptop now. However, with ubuntu on both computers, my old laptop ...
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Unable to start Ubuntu 12.04. The system is running in low-graphics

I am a newbie to Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 using a USB Stick and it was running all fine for a few weeks and this error popped up. According to one of my friend, the best way was to re-install ...
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How to install Honeyd in Ubuntu?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 in VMware. I have to test the working of honeyd. Suggest me the exact step by step installation process of Honeyd in Ubuntu.
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Partition listed as read-only but isn't!

I have a 2GB external drive which it appears Nautilus thinks is read-only; but it isn't! Basically I cannot add files and folders by right-clicking. I have tried restarting and it doesn't help. I can ...
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Why is my fresh install of 12.04 running slow?

Hey guys I'm a new linux user, I figured it would be the best for the laptop I just purchased because it's said to be faster than Windows 7. I'm currently dual-booting with Windows 7 Professial and ...
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Network manager indicator missing

I recently upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04. My first attempt failed, and I received an error stating that not all of the required packages were downloaded. Before (successfully) attempting again, I ...
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12.04 LTS boot hangs at “SP5100 TCO timer: mmio address 0xfec000f0 already in use”, didn't yesterday [closed]

Dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I went to reboot from Win to Ubu, and found a few interesting things. My POST screen is covered in blocks of epileptic colors until I hit GRUB, which ...
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Playback on Mythbuntu with nvidia graphic adapter is showing moderate tearing, and doesn't cover Unity

Since upgrading to Mythbunu 12.04 and Mythtv 0.25, my playback has been showing tearing and also the Unity top panel plus the Unity Launcher overlay the screen. Is there a way to fix this?
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ATI-Radeon 9600 Driver is not installing: 12.04 LTS

Just a heads up, everything here is being done in Ubuntu, just because I already had a PPC disk. Later when I have a better internet connection, I'll use Lubuntu, but this was quicker. I have a ...
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No useful DVB-T card found

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with 3.2.0-26 kernel and I just added a DVB-T card. I installed the media_build as shown in this page. After that the Restricted Drivers appeared on the screen I installed the ...
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Please Help! Ubuntu 12.04 suddenly doesn't start after I tried to install a software. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I have been using Ubuntu 12.04 for a few days now. It worked perfectly until today, when I tried to do the following: ...
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Window buttons do not belong to the top window?

Sometimes in Ubuntu 12.04 (no modifications), when application X is on top of the screen (i.e. it is the window that I see), the close and minimise buttons are not from application X. Thus, when I ...
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Dual boot Installation of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on HP Ultrabook ENVY-4 1002TX

I have purchased a HP Ultrabook ENVY-4 1002TX with 500GB HDD +32GB SSD. It came preinstalled with Windows 7. I tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 through a USB stick. It boots up ok, but during ...
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How to center date time in top panel?

I'm running 12.04 with Gnome. If needed, I can switch to Unity to do the fix. I've got 2 desktops running 12.04. One has the current date/time with the icons at the upper right(default). The ...
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System resets to login screen spontaneously

Now I'm experiencing spontaneous resets of the desktop environment (when logged in and working normally), where the screen will go black, then reset to the login screen. The resets appear to be ...
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No wireless network recognized on a Dell Vostro 3560

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows 7 on the same laptop - Dell Vostro 3560. Now, on Windows 7 I can access to different wi-fi networks. However, when I am logging onto the Ubuntu ...
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How to flush the Empathy stored passwords?

I recently changed my Google Talk password, which causes Empathy to prompt for the new one. When I enter it, everything works fine. However, after a reboot (or desktop environment reset) it will ...
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What happened to the Ubuntu Chromium project? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does someone know why the Chromium daily package isn't build anymore? What has happened to the Ubuntu Chromium project at https://launchpad.net/chromium-project? There ...