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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memory being eaten up [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to detect a memory leak? I had this problem occasionally already under 10.4, but since I've recently updated to 12.4 something is constantly eating up my memory. ...
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Cannot right click with synaptics touchpad

I have a Sony VAIO E14. The touchpad detects all clicks as Left clicks. In Windows 7, pressing on the right side of the touchpad is recognised as a right click. How can I enable right clicking? ...
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How to turn off “automatic display of contents” feature when a USB stick is attached

I know it's something quite minimal but I don't really like it when every time I insert a USB stick, the contents of the drive are immediately displayed in a "splash-like" way. How do I turn this off ...
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Can I uninstall compiz and metacity on 12.04?

I kind of new to linux and don't know much about window and desktop managers and that's why I am getting confused. Since Ubuntu 12.04 relies on Unity, why are there so much Gnome Lib file and ...
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Wifi not working if starting or waking up from suspend on battery power

All, I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit on a Lenovo X220. I've bought this model on purpose as the hardware is known to perform well in 11.10 64 bit (see here) and indeed I did not have ...
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Trouble when installing 32-bit packages on a 64-bit system

I've recently re-installed my system as 64-bit, and am currently trying to get the Android SDK up. One of the packages required is libsdl1.2debian:i386. Trying to naively install this caused apt-get ...
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How do I install the video driver on an Asus N56V?

On a fresh installation of Kubuntu 12.04 amd64 on a Asus N56V jockey-kde says that there are no useful prprietary drivers. Using the info-center I can see in PCI an Nvidia Non-VGA unclassified ...
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How do I setup Ubuntu to boot in the morning and play music?

Is there a way to boot my computer in the morning and play music without turning it on? It's not that easy to find anything on Google because I don't have problems with booting. I'd rather like to ...
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Fixing 800x600 resolution in Toshiba NB510 (GMA 3650) with vesa driver

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 on a Toshiba NB510 the screen resolution is 800x600 instead of the native 1024x600. This is a netbook that contains the infamous GMA3650 (aka PowerVR SGX5450) which is ...
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Tried to play a full screen game, now system will not boot

Recently I installed Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome Shell Remix 64bit on my desktop, everything was going great on it. I installed all of the most recent updates, installed some software as well as the latest amd ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 LTS vs 12.04 LTS Performance comparison

Can you tell me more about performance comparrison between 10.04 and 12.04. Is 12.04 much resource hungry? I have Pentium 4 2.8 GHz, 1.5 GB of RAM and NVidia GeForce FX 5500. Is that enough for smooth ...
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GNOME on Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to revert to GNOME Classic? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 i cant install GNOME 3 on it. I want it to look like version 10.04 or 9.04. Can someone tell me how to do it?
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How to install a `.deb` package, when the install button is disabled?

I am trying to install this deb package http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/utils/b43-fwcutter but whenever I doubleclick it the install button is disabled. I don't have internet connection.
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make my Ubuntu 12.04 laptop visible on the network

I'm ecstatically happy with my 12.04 on my laptop after loading it over my MS Vista... but there's just one thing, one little fly in the ointment.... While I can view our 2 Terabyte, shared ...
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Resolve specific IP addresses to localhost in 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add a DNS server via resolv.conf? I used to simply add static DNS entries in my /etc/hosts file. This is not working with 12.04. How does one add static DNS ...
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How to completely remove Ubuntu 12.04 after restoring computer to factory settings?

I have reset my computer to factory settings (without knowing that Ubuntu will not be uninstalled). After setting up, Ubuntu was still listed at the start up boot manager, when I selected it, it gave ...
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How do I disable window shadows in Unity on 12.04?

It appears that regardless what I set in the Shadow Window field in Windows Decoration preferences, Compiz ignores the setting and would still draw shadows under windows. What I set in the field seems ...
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How do I remove the Accessibility options/icon from the login screen?

Have young kids that manage to foul up Ubuntu by playing with the universal access options at the login screen. Tried following the directions for 10.04 but the stated directories don't exist in 12.04 ...
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How do invert my touchpad's orientation?

I am looking to completely reverse the orientation of an external touchpad (Logitech Wireless Touchpad). This is not just inverting the scrolling: I want to turn it "upside-down" with the click ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Battery problem

I have my laptop ( Dell Inspiron 14R) on dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7. While using Windows 7, I used to get about 2.5-3 hours on battery fully charged (with my cellphone connected for 3g ...
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Terminal windows don't show up in alt-tab

I've seen a few of the other questions regarding this topic, and the suggestion to install compiz-settings-manager and select application switcher worked, it just showed both application switchers ...
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VLC Icon in Tray Multiple Times

So, when I start watching a video or something of the like, VLC puts a nice little icon in the tray. The problem is, that when I open and close VLC it keeps adding another nice little icon in the ...
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How to change shortcuts for moving windows to the screen edges?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 under gnome-shell. When I press Ctrl-Alt-KP_Left, the active window moves to the left edge of the screen, likewise for right, up, and down. KP_5 maximises/restores the window. ...
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12.04 LTS won't boot. No boot option. Installed along side vista 64 ultimate

I installed 12.04 LTS on my computer that already had Vista 64 Ultimate. Installation said that reboot was necesarry to use the new installation. Well, it just boots right into vista without giving ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - USB3 issue with mobile broadband usb sticks

I am getting a very strange problem as regards the USB3 port of my laptop under ubuntu 12.04 (My laptop is a Dell Inspiron n14z). The laptop has two USB3 ports and one USB2 port. In order to get any ...
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Lubuntu 12.04 right Alt to change keyboard layout while pressed - a bug?

After setting the keyboard layouts and switching with this command setxkbmap -option grp:switch,grp:lwin_toggle,grp_led:scroll us,it everything works fine (2 layouts us and it, toggle between them ...
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Unable to re-install VLC after a partial upgrade (12.04) due to broken packages

I did a partial upgrade early this morning and followed all the steps trustingly because it usually doesn't cause problems after until now. VLC was unexpectedly removed without my knowing. I tried to ...
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Nvidia - The EDID for CNDLCD (DFP-1) contradicts itself

I keep getting the following error on my xorg.log file which causes my TV monitor to not be able to get 1920x1080 and other smaller resolutions: [ 26.967] (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): The EDID for CNDLCD ...
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Why do I get a blank screen when starting Wubi?

I used Wubi to download 12.04 on a new partition. When restarting, the computer (Levono windows 7 -64) froze with no signal on my screen. Turning the computer on and off I received the option to sign ...
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Sound became distorted

Good morning. Today I was playing with sunvox and (probably after that) sound became quite or very distorted in many applications. Thanks. add: If necessarily: ben@pav:~$ sudo alsa reload [sudo] ...
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Keyboard backlight support for Asus G55VW

The FN+F3 and FN+F4 key combinations are not able to control the keyboard backlight on my Asus G55VW. I could live with a command line solution so I tried the solution proposed here: ...
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Ubuntu starts only when I boot from my flash drive

I have installed the Ubuntu 12.04 using a bootable USB. The installation went fine but after the installation there was just a blank screen with the cursor blinking and Ubuntu wasn't starting. Maybe ...
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Starting minecraft logs me out of ubuntu 12.04

Whenever I start minecraft I can only get past the login screen. After that, the screen flashes dark, occasionally showing a Checking battery state ... [OK], and then it brings me to the login ...
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Semi-reproducible crashes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I've got Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. and I'm new to Ubuntu. I have problems with crashes that occur semi-randomly. Sometimes when I start ...
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Launcher icons invisible, still work in 12.04

Rebooted my PC today to find that my launcher icons are not showing on the launcher bar, even though they are still there. I can hover over the launcher bar and see (via the mouse tool-tip) that they ...
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Won't boot after 12.04 upgrade [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu won't boot after 12.04 upgrade I am new to Ubuntu and I recently upgraded to 12.04. Now when I try to start Ubuntu nothing happens. I get a blank screen, not ...
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Lenovo Z560 volume mute/unmute button always blinks while on battery. How do I stop that?

The Lenovo Z560 Ideapad has a row of 4 led buttons in the top right corner of the keyboard. The button on the left end of this group is the speaker mute/unmute button. Usually, this light is either ...
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Changing default software for opening video files not working - any ideas?

I used the answer to this question to change the default software for opening video files to VLC player on Ubuntu 12.04. The settings say that this is now the default player and yet whenever I play ...
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Full install of Ubuntu 12.04 on USB pendrive halts at GRUB prompt

For the last three days I have been trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a Kingston DataTraveler Micro 16GB USB pendrive (to be called the install USB). The processor is a brand new Intel Atom D525 ...
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How to install crossover-pro from CD

I like to install crossover-pro_9.0.1-1_i386.deb from CD in Ubuntu 12.04. I have tried to install from gdebi package manager but package manager showing error message "cannot install python:i386 " Pl. ...
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I would like to install Ubuntu on a new HDD, which unzipped files do I burn to CD?

I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 from the official site and it arrived as a ZIP file. Unzipped and got a lot of folders, totaling up to over 700 MB. There isn't any ISO image in the extracted content. So ...
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Unable to add Cisco VPN connection

I am setting up Cisco VPN on Ubuntu 12.04, when I run into strange behavior. I have downloaded and installed the following packages: vpnc network-manager-vpnc and dependencies. When adding the ...
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Ubuntuone fails to sync with 'File Sync starting…' displayed

I am on 12.04 using ubuntuone-client 3.0.1-0ubuntu1.0.1. I actually have two machines that I sync with, having the same Ubuntu version and ubuntuone-client version. One is fine, the other is not. ...
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Are libc versions tied to kernel versions?

After reading the answers to my previous question I have come to the conclusion that an answer to the following question is what I was actually looking for: Does a particular version of the kernel ...
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How can I enable autologin for my user account when the option is not there?

I'm running a fairly clean install of 12.04. I haven't really installed much software, only VMware tools as I'm running it on a Windows host using VMware workstation. I am trying to enable automatic ...
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How can one disable shortcuts of chrome?

Have you observed that google-chrome has approximately 29 shortcuts. ( ctrl-A...Z ) I really hate these things. Anyway, my questions: How can I disable some of the shortcuts ? Are there any files ...
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Graphics Driver showing VESA: Broadway with AMD Catalyst Driver Installed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find out which driver a piece of hardware is using? I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 as a fresh install. I followed the Unofficial Wiki to install the AMD ...
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Empathy fails to reconnect after awake from suspend

Problem: Whenever I suspend in 12.04 and awake my laptop, Empathy doesn't automatically reconnect and I always have to manually log off and log back in again. Any fixes for this bug? More Details: ...
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Why does TightVNC viewer lag in 12.04? [closed]

After installing UBUNTU 12.04 (TightVNC Viewer version 1.3.9) I noticed that vnc is really slow (latency) even though I have a gigabyte network Ethernet connection. I'm running TightVNC Viewer version ...
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How can I enable international keyboards on 12.04?

I work in 3 different languages: Swedish Norwegian Spanish (Latin America) So far only the US English (non-international keyboard works), I need at least the US-International keyboard to work as ...