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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Subwoofer Activation

I have a Dell Vostro 5470 with an i5 processor and a built-in subwoofer running on Ubuntu. The subwoofer, however, does not work. Does anyone know how to switch it on or activate it so that I can use ...
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Sony Walkman NWZ-B173F 12.04 support

I bought this groovy little device for my daughters only to discover they didn't play nice with Ubuntu. My main desktop runs 12.04 64bit. My secondary desktop runs 13.04. Didn't get recognised on ...
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How can I block users to change wallpaper (under Unity in Ubuntu 12 and 14)?

Well, that's my question. I can't find a way to block users from change my institutional wallpaper. I have some PCs running Ubuntu 12.04 using Unity and others running Ubuntu 14.04 using Unity. I ...
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how to restore bookmarks folder in ubuntu 12.04 LTS from google chrome

I accidentally deleted some folders with bookmarks from bookmark manager in google chrome. running in Ubuntu 12.04. Can someone else tell me how restore them?
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Ubuntu installation on my window 8 [duplicate]

i wanna install ubuntu on my window 8.There is one problem after installation it stop in last of installation every time. I tried it by i couldn't this
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LXC utsname does not work

I have created a LXC by cloning it from already existing LXC by using command lxc-clone -o u1 -n u2. When I start the u2 it comes with a prompt u2 login. Till this point it is fine. However, when I ...
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How to setup password for the files in apache?

I have setup LAMP on my ubuntu 12.04 system.I want to set password for all the files inside the root folder of Apache.So that only authorized person can use them.So how to set password for the folders ...
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How to disable IPv6 on Ubuntu?

I disabled IPv6 on an Ubuntu box which has ssh and rsync running. But both of these are still listening on an IPv6 address. How should I fix this? root@box.com:~# sysctl ...
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How to install a Brother MFC-5890CN scanner/printer

I had my Brother MFC-5890CN scanner/printer working with Ubuntu 10.*. Now that I have upgraded to 12.04 LTS, the printer is still working but my scanner fails.
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How to install ownCloud in Ubuntu Server 12.04

I'm having problem installin ownCloud. I'm following the instructions you can find here: http://software.opensuse.org/download/package?project=isv:ownCloud:community&package=owncloud But it says ...
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Unable to find my desktop after I boot with a lower kernel

Where is my desktop? My os is Ubuntu12.04.3 3.8.0-29-generic. I reboot the kernel with 3.2.0-23-generic.By sudo gedit /etc/default/grub change GRUB_DEFAULT=saved GRUB_TIMEOUT=2 ...
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boots only in recovery mode after update ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Uhm, I need help, after performing software updates, and restarting my laptop as requested, I can no longer boot normally, I am currently posting this question using recovery mode. When I try to ...
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Include any directory from tree to httpdocs folder

Ubuntu 12.04, running on Apache server. Is possible to run/access from browser html/php file from other than document root location let's say from folder /testfolder on the root So once I enter in ...
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python-nltk on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: nltk.download('brown') results in HTML error 401

I have installed python-nltk on Ubuntu Server 12.04 using apt-get. But when I try to download a corpus, I get the follwoing error: $ python Python 2.7.3 (default, Feb 27 2014, 19:58:35) [GCC 4.6.3] ...
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I have ubuntu 12.04 and I'd like to install ubuntu server. I can only find a copy of server 14.04

I have the iso on my desktop and burned to disk. I have a dual boot config setup with windows 7 and ubuntu. I think this might be an issue as I can't get the disk to boot from startup even after I set ...
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Custom folder icon in lubuntu's PCman File Manager

i just want to ask, if anyone knows how to change icons of programs, folder etc. in PCman FileManager, Nautilus or Dolphin can do this, but PCman not. Thanks for reply PS: i want to change it ...
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how to save .init.d file using command?

I am trying to install tomcat7 using this link http://www.krizna.com/ubuntu/install-tomcat-7-ubuntu-12-04/ . i did successfully till step 3.i got stuck in step 4 that i dont know how to save the file ...
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wifi driver for HP Pavillion

I have installed UBUNTU 12.04 or on my HP Pavillion. Ubuntu works fine, but wifi driver is nor working^ attempt to switch wifi on causes almost immediate failure and led indicator is showing that ...
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How do I make manjaro bootable in ubuntu 12.04?

I have ubuntu 12.04 and I would like to install manjaro linux. Whenever I use the ImageWriter, my pendrive does not mount. When I check it in gparted, I see that there is no partition table. I create ...
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Upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04, cannot log in

I recently did the automatic upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04, but I can't log in to my Ubuntu boot anymore. I get a dark blue/black screen after the Ubuntu loading screen. If I move the mouse, I can see ...
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How do I host a domain on my VPS? [closed]

I am wondering how it is possible for me to host a domain like "thisisadomain.com" or "thisisanetdomain.net" with my VPS. The ubuntu version is 12.04_64x. \
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Wireless issue reappeared it's now Disabled - Ubuntu 12.04

A couple of weeks ago I posted No wireless after ugrade from 11.10 to 12.04 That solution worked even though I had to sudo modprobe b43 everytime I restarted the laptop. The other day I updated ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 nomodeset fixes boot problem but causes screen resolution to get stuck

I've been searching the askubuntu forum for the past 3 days trying to figure out what's going on with my system and I have tried a lot of things but to no avail. So, I will explain my situation and ...
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hwe-support-status does not tell me how to upgrade to 12.04.5

According to 1204_HWE-EOL, there should be an option to upgrade to 12.04.5 HWE, however, I do not receive any such instructions from hwe-support-status. # uname -r 3.11.0-24-generic # ...
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no sound in Ubuntu 12.04 and /dev/dsp does not exist

Computer isn't playing audio. I've checked the hardware volume buttons, pavucontrol, and alsamixer. Nothing is muted. I've added the ppa sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev. I've also done ...
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No system tray detected in updating to 14.04 ubuntu version

I have a 12.04 LTS Ubuntu updating at every new version of Ubuntu no problems On this version 14.10 I log in but then a message tell me no system tray detected on this system. Unable to start ...
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No back light on my Acer Aspire 5734z

I installed Ubuntu (12.04) on my Acer Aspire 5734z and the back light stopped working. I have tried the fix by editing the grub file posted on here a couple of days ago but that hasn't fixed it. I ...
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I'm stuck between 11.10 and 12.04 with only a read-only system

I went out of the room while I was trying to update from 11.10 to 12.04 LTS. When I came back, my laptop had gone into sleep mode. I assume that it was half way through updating something. The screen ...
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How should I configure Ubuntu with VirtualBox on Windows 8.1?

I just built my first Windows computer. It's running Windows 8.1. Here are my computer specifications:- GPU: GeForce GTX 770 CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4430 CPU @ 3.00GHz Memory: 16GB RAM Current ...
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What is the diference between a normal boot and resume option after a recovery boot?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04.5 server machine that hangs on boot, but if I choose recovery mode and then resume, everything's ok. Any clue?!
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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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Ubuntu 12.04.2 recovery mode entry removal from grub

I spent an hour trying to remove the recovery mode entry off Grub, but I did not succeed! I edited the /etc/default/grub and uncommented: # Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu ...
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Change keyboard layout inside recovery mode

I had two keyboard layouts: "Swedish" and "Farsi" in my Ubuntu 11.10. After upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04 I now am stuck at login screen. Reason is that I only see and have Farsi layout which has close to ...
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Attempting to enter recovery mode and go to root

I have attempted to follow directions as listed in the "How do I reset a lost administrative password" question. The procedure is also listed in "how do I boot into recovery mode". I get through the ...
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Is recovery mode supposed to hang after fsck?

Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS I wanted to test running fsck on root file system (ext4) on my home PC before I try to fix a real problem on my work server. I booted into Linux recovery mode, and selected: ...
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How to edit startup applications from recovery mode?

I accidentally messed up Ubuntu by adding a startup application that causes it to freeze after logging in, how can I change this through recovery mode? Thanks!
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How can I run PhotoShop CS5 in 12.04?

I have seen that many articles showing that Photoshop cs5,4 can be run in Ubuntu through Wine. I want to get the Photoshop for ubuntu. Does someone know what I should do for now because I cannot find ...
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Cannot connect to wireless router with TL-WDN4800 card on ubuntu 12.04

Sorry to be the 100000th user to ask for help on this matter, but I have tried several solutions from various blogs and I still can't connect. My wifi card detects my router, but can't connect to it. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 lts not loading

I was starting my laptop and at the stage where it loads the kernel, the screen went purple and nothing happened, so I tried with the Ubuntu recovery (by the way, there were two recovery modes, one ...
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The best & effective way to create a Ubuntu Image

Can someone help with a softwares/tools or method to create a Ubuntu image with all the required software packaged in that image. Currently using UCK but want to find a better image creating tool. ...
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How to share the files from Host to Guest in virtual box? Host-ubunutu/Guest-ubuntu

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 machine on which I have installed Virtualbox with Ubuntu 12.04 as the guest OS. How can I share files between the host and guest? I have installed the guest additions also ...
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How to stop running code in Eclipse?

I'm on Ubuntu and using Eclipse and i run code with infinite loop and eclipse not responding to me . I tried to stop by red square but didn't work !!! How can i stop it ? Which Command can i use ...
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Kernel 3.13 on Ubuntu ARM + Android kernel options compatibility

I've installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS with the kernel 3.13 on my ARM Samsung / Google Chromebook,using this tutorial : http://www.virtualopensystems.com/en/solutions/guides/kvm-on-chromebook/ I have to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Bootloader failed to install

Sorry about the excessively long question, but I figured giving more information would be better. I recently bought a new desktop for myself, running Windows 7. It has two hard drives, and I wanted ...
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Problem with RecordMyDesktop program

I am trying to record some tutorials using RecordMyDesktop application. The problem is the video becomes jagged and unusable as you can see from the screenshot I have taken while playing a saved ...
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How to configure VNC on a remote Ubuntu server?

I am currently in the process of creating a Ubuntu server with Rackspace cloud and I am trying to configure this server for VNC over SSH on my MacBook Air. Here is a summary of what I am trying to ...
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File errors on Ubuntu 12.04 OS

I am getting FPDMA READ failed errors during Ubuntu bootup. Has the hard drive gone bad? dmesg output: [ 4.912493] ata1.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x10600624 SErr 0x0 action 0x0 [ 4.912509] ...
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CTRL + ALT + F1 show nothing

First of all sorry for my bad english. I have installed today Ubuntu 12.04 on my desktop. I have a NVIDIA 8400GS which is giving me a lot of problems. Ubuntu does not take the drivers automatically ...
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NVIDIA x server - “sudo nvidia config” does not generate a working 'xorg.config'

I am over 18 hours deep on this challenge. I got to this point and am stuck. very stuck. Maybe you can figure it out? Ubuntu Version 12.04 LTS with all the updates installed. Problem: The default ...
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Break Reminder for Ubuntu?

What is the best software for Ubuntu to remind us to take a break for our eyes (like EyeLeo in Windows).