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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HDMI and Bumblebee, Washed out Colors and Low Resolution

I’m on a Acer TimelineX 3830TG, Nvidia 540m, Ubuntu 12.04 using the bumblebee drivers. I just connected my external monitor to my laptop using HDMI and there is output to it, however the contrast is ...
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Disable blank screen in 12.04

After my computer with ubuntu 12.04 has been idle for a short while, the screen will go blank, and even enter standby mode. I have tried this: System Settings -> Brightness and Lock -> Turn off ...
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How do I install freesteam?

While installing the freesteam software downloaded from the http://sourceforge.net/projects/freesteam/ which is the only steam table software for Ubuntu, I am getting following error: Dependency is ...
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keeps asking for the CD how do I force it to stop asking for the CD

I have installed 12.04 and am attempting to update the wireless drivers (I have a Dell Insiron 6400), but it keeps asking for an installation CD that I do not have. How do I force it to stop asking ...
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How add cpu frequency that should be available?

I have a system with an Intel Core i7 970 that should be able to run at 3.2 GHz. I'm running ubuntu 12.04 and installed the cpufreq indicator to be able to change the governor and noticed that I only ...
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Lubuntu 12.04 on an IBM ThinkPad T21

Fairly new to linux in general, I've tried it multiple times in the past but never really stuck. I've had a T21 for ages and decided to use it when I'm not in the mood to sit at my desktop on the ...
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Man pages not finding entry

So, I'm not sure what is going on with my system (ubuntu 12.04), but my man pages do not seem to be working. I try man gcc and get the following response No manual entry for gcc See 'man 7 ...
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Why doesn't the Scanlogic SL11R-IDE USB-to-ATA adapter work?

I am trying to recover data from an old Linux that was installed in a computer on an ATA hard drive. I found a ScanLogic Corp. SL11R-IDE IDE Bridge (04ce:0002), an ATA adapter to USB 1.0 like the one ...
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SSH key plus password

I see there are continuous attempts to login into my computer via ssh using usernames, like joan florin root from 60.169.22.118, -how can I forbid ssh access and only allow it to users with specific ...
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Revert F3 and F4 behavior in byobu?

With a fresh 12.04 installation of Ubuntu, byobu's interpretation of the function keys seems to have changed. F3 and F4 will still change the active tab on the current session, but it changes it for ...
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Persitent key combination generation on Dell Vostro 3550

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my new Dell Vostro 3550 and noticed persistent windows and cursor blinking. When going to console (ctrl+alt+f1) and using 'cat' I see persistent generation of this ...
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New java version installation run error

I just installed a new version of Java jre1.7.0_07 it is all installed and I have already set it as my default Java using sudo update-alternatives --config java However when I go to fire up a ...
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Failed to download packages while updating 12.04

I am working on 12.04 and while I am trying to install the updates, some of them were downloaded but others failed by displaying a message that said: Failed to downloaded packages & check your ...
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Can I use the GNOME Activities view for managing windows in Unity?

Is it possible to get the GNOME Shell Activities method for managing windows in Unity? I would like to be able to move the mouse cursor to the top left corner of the screen to show all my windows on ...
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Ubuntu 12.04(.1) text based Live menu [closed]

I'm showing the problem in images. What I want to access in 12.04(.1) (I'm using USB flash disk as the media, CD/DVD is OK): How it should start: How it starts now: This something is shown in ...
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How to install from ubuntu alternate cd

I want to ask is there any guide where it is written how to install ubuntu from the alternate cd. using text based installer. ?
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Why are the colors worse on Ubuntu 12.04 than on Windows 7 on my Sony Vaio E-Series?

The colours look "lacking" and ever slightly blueish and rather washed-out and lacking in dimension. Graphics are ok - this page for example looks fine - but if I view something like a news site with ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on HP Series 2000, blank screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I have purchased a new laptop HP series 2000 with Core i3 2nd generation processor.. However only ...
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How to remove old Linux kernel modules »tp_smapi«? [duplicate]

~$ locate tp_smapi /lib/modules/3.0.0-19-generic/updates/dkms/tp_smapi.ko /lib/modules/3.2.0-26-generic/updates/dkms/tp_smapi.ko /lib/modules/3.2.0-29-generic/updates/dkms/tp_smapi.ko ...
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How to setup VPN as Proxy

I have an PerfectPrivacy VPN connected via the OpenVPN-Network-Manger-Plugin (Ubuntu 12.04.1) and I want to assign a system wide proxy over that VPN. I have tried proxydriver that should do that ...
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Can't type my username and password, random freeze at login [closed]

My netbook runs a dual OS(Windows7 & Ubuntu 12.04). After Ubuntu login screen appears, that’s it, it gets hanged, can't even move my cursor nor type my user name. I had to turn off my system and ...
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Second monitor problem in 12.04

I just installed 12.04.1 on an HP Pavilion dv6-2106ea. I have a second monitor plugged in the VGA port which was detected during the install (and used as a duplicate display). Now the install is ...
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Is there a general strategy to follow when debugging a non-working microphone?

I am having no luck using the microphone of my Dell XPS M1530 in Ubuntu 12.04. Applications such as vlc or skype that can take audio input receive silence (though no error or other diagnostic is ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installer does not recognize Windows 7

I recently purchased an ASUS N56VZ-ES71 laptop which came with Windows 7 Home Premium installed on it. I wish to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on it. I shrank the hard drive partitions to leave ...
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How to make backlight work on Acer 5732z?

I want to run 12.04 on my Acer Aspire 5732z. I know from research that these computers have issues with the backlight on Ubuntu. So I tried a couple of solutions: The sudo lightdm restart method. I ...
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Subversion 1.7 on 12.04 precise: libsasl error, compiling from source?

Background: I am a longtime Gentoo user, and this is my first time using Ubuntu (installed on a VM to avoid compiling everything from scratch). I am familiar with a Linux environment but somewhat ...
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wine: can't connect to server

Some of the applications I installed through wine need to connect to the internet, but it appears they're not able to. They produce the following error on such an attempt: Can't connect to server ...
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How do I prevent Nautilus from hiding some file extensions?

I've just installed the new version of Ubuntu (12.04) and nautilus seems to hide some file extension. For example in my .local/application, the .desktop extension are not displayed. How to display ...
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Network/browser issues after upgrade to 12.04

I let my laptop upgrade to 12.04. And have no network afterwards. I went through all the articles I could find in google. Right now, I can ping google, and yahoo, but not cnn.com for example or ...
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HP 4510s Probook Overheating [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Very hot running with ubuntu I am having overheating problems with Ubuntu 12.04. Average temperature is approximately 70-74 °C and when Skype is turned on it goes nuts ...
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Menu bar acting weird and critical error when resetting Unity - what's happening? [closed]

I've been having a weird problem with the full-screen writing app Focuswriter on Ubuntu 12.04: when I open Focuswriter everything works as it should, when i minimize and maximize it once some of the ...
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Limiting what resumes computer from suspend

I'm having a ton of trouble getting Suspend to work with my laptop. I want to start using Ubuntu but this is a pretty important aspect since I take my laptop with me everywhere. Anyways, I wanted to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 UEFI dualboot Win7

I have new laptop Asus N76 with 500GB HDD and 256 SSD. Windows 7 is installed on HDD with partitions: /dev/sda1 fat32 200MB boot (GPT) /dev/sda2 unknown 128MB msftres /dev/sda3 ntfs 94GB ...
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Chrome fails to clear the thumbnails

I am using Google chrome version 21.0.1180.89 (on Ubuntu 12.04) and when I clear the browsing data it fails to clear the thumbnails (the most visited ones that show up on a new tab page). I deleted ...
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Why has Libreoffice stopped being visible in Unity

In the past few days, Libreoffice has stopped playing nicely with Unity. When I have any of its components running, the icons in the taskbar don't have arrows next to them, and Alt-Tab doesn't show or ...
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Cycles through black screen on login after changing password [duplicate]

On my laptop, I forgot the password to my Ubuntu partition, so I logged into the root command shell on the recovery start up option in GRUB so that I could change the password. On my first attempt to ...
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Unity launchers and bar disappeared and unity --reset shows an error

I am having a problem with unity. I have launched Movie player with QNapi (application for downloading movie subtitles) and somehow Unity crashed and disappeared leaving just the opened windows ...
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Problem upgrading 11.10 Server to 12.04 LTS

I'm experiencing some problems with upgrading Ubuntu 11.10 Server to 12.04 LTS I have changed the release-upgrades files to prompt=lts but the do-release-upgrade -d doesn't work. How can I fix that? ...
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apt-get problem while installing , removing and updating [duplicate]

I tried to install ZTE's software for mobile broadband but it got error while installing itself. Now I was ok with the network-manager which itself detects my USB modem. But, everytime while ...
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Frequent Crashes on fresh Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? Since the very beginning after I installed Ubuntu 12.04, it has been experiencing random crashes. Sometimes it's the disk-utility, ...
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How to run mmDM (DEX game mounter) Windows application in Wine?

I am trying to run / install mmDM DEX Game mounter (for windows) in 12.04. Here is a link to the application. (there are two applications, but multiman is for the ps3) DEX Game mounter + multiman ...
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Ubuntu won't run [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? So I just installed it last night, the latest version. I did a fresh install. When I woke this ...
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After Installing 12.04.1 I Have No GUI? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get the GUI to come back? How to start GUI from command line? I installed 12.04.1 and installation seemed to go fine. But now i have no GUI. My screen shows ...
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How do I fix broken packages in 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Fixing Broken Packages I am trying to install the nautilus-actions-extra package via synaptic. When I do synaptic advises me that I have broken packages. I have ...
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'Your system is running in low-graphic mode' after installing AMD fglrx drivers on a 6600M

Looks like I have a problem that has already been debated but non of the solutions provided did not work for me, so I'm asking this question again in hpes that someone can help me. I'm running 12.04 ...
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I can't connect to any network

When I plug in the ethernet, 'connection 1' shows under connections, and when I click it, it tries to connect for a while then says 'connection 1: Disconnected'. My best guess is that I need to ...
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MergeList error when updating 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update? I have this error in updating ubuntu 12.04 E:Encountered a section with no ...
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How to zoom desktop without Compiz?

First off I am visually impaired and I have used various Windows-based screen zooming applications. Compiz Advanced Desktop Zoom is fantastic but it totally murders my Wine applications. Turning off ...
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apt-get errors after TeX Live 2012 update with tlmgr

I am running TeX Live 2012 on Ubuntu Precise. For the installation I followed this tutorial. Yesterday, I updated the packages (about 40 items) for Tex Live 2012 using the following tool. $ sudo ...
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Removing Multiple Files Ubuntu One

I have 50 or 60 rogue files on Ubuntu One that I wish to delete. Is there a way to do multiple files at once? Using the Ctrl key doesn't do the trick. Additionally, when trying to delete them one ...