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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Unable to use/login ubuntu OS,Permissions modified

Accidently changed permission of all folder under etc. While working with python project instead of single folder permission , I changed the permission of all under etc including terminal. :( I dont ...
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Just install Ubuntu 12.04 on my iMac G5 and have only a white screen with no Icons How can this be fixed?

I am a beginner at this and am having trouble with trying to get Ubuntu 12.04 just freshly installed on my powerpc imac G5. every time i turn on my imac it takes a bit for Ubuntu to come up but when ...
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install procenv on 12.04

I'm trying to troubleshoot a failing upstart script, and for that I need procenv. I tried sudo apt-get install procenv But that fails with E: Unable to locate package procenv. What can I do more?
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Wifi keeps on dropping in Ubuntu 12.04, how to uninstall update

As per Wifi keeps on dropping in Ubuntu 12.04?, I followed the instructions: Copy it to your home folder and run sudo dpkg -i rtlwifi-new-dkms_0.5_all.deb . Having done that to 3.13.0-70, my connect ...
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Installing a printer in Ubuntu 12.04 Server

I am running a SWAT samba file server on an old computer, so I used the "headless" 12.04 LTS server on it so that it might run a bit faster and be able to update to later distributions later on and ...
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How to install the latest Emacs in 12.04?

In 12.04 , emacs version is 23.3.1. How to install the latest version ? I remember there is a PPA about the newer Emacs. Emacs 24.5 can be compiled and installed manually in 12.04? Is here anyone ...
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How to open and view a .gsp file?

On Ubuntu, how can one open and view .gsp files, which are made using the Geometers' Sketchpad on Windows? Is it even possible? (I have tried KSEG, which is considered to be an alternative to ...
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try to install java 1.6

Try to install java 1.6 on ubuntu 12.04 using sudo apt-get install oracle-java6-installer command. but getting following errors download failed Oracle JDK 6 is NOT installed. dpkg: error processing ...
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Issue running wget

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on my machine and I use zsh as my primary shell. Within zsh if I run wget <link> , it throws zsh: permission denied: wget as an error. Trying the same command with sudo ...
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What are this files do? [closed]

i'm new to ubuntu while i searched for files i found BitStormLite ec_storm_threshold rrefpropstormin.html StormbaanCoureur weather-storm.svg what are this files do ?
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Ubuntu AND Computer not recognizing extra SATA hard disks

Just so you know, I'm going old school 9.10 Karmic on an old computer I have attached two 250GB SATA hard disks to my computer for a file server... and none of them work. The main 120GB Hard disk ...
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Install driver SMC2662W Wireless USB card and Corega 11 Mini

Greeting: Well now I come to ask a boon. As you will see in the title I'm asking for help to install some drivers and Corega USB SMC2662W 11 Mini ... MI lsusb is as follows: ricardo-root @ ...
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unity launcher and top menu bar missing

I am using ubuntu 12.04 dual booted along with windows 7. Things were going smooth till now, but with the latest UPDATE, the unity launcher and the top menu bar are missing. Except terminal no ...
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Security Updates - The package system is broken

tried to update recently, and have this result from Update Manager: The package system is broken If you are using third party repositories then disable them, since they are >a common source ...
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Chromium GPU Broker 100% memory+cpu usage with hardware acceleration disabled after updating NVIDIA driver

The problem Immediately after starting Chromium, the process /usr/lib/chromium-browser/chromium-browser --type=gpu-broker starts to use 100% CPU on all my cpu cores and seems to massively leak ...
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serial ports not showing up

I am running ubuntu 12.0.4 on my ARM controller based board. I had a weird issue. I have enabled PS0, PS1, UL0 and UL1 on my microzed. Now, when I type dmesg| grep tty, it shows all the 4 ports. But, ...
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Memory usage between Ubuntu releases

What is the difference in memory usage between LTS Ubuntu releases. I rent a Dreamhost VPS with 300Mb that provides Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS and I am afraid that if I upgrade I will lose ability to run ...
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Menus and icons don't display on Kubuntu

Since few days (maybe since mid-Nov 2015) my KDE display shows strange behaviours. With some menus, the items don't show, I can only read them if I hover the mouse over them. The characters are very ...
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Increase Boot logo display time

I am using ubuntu-12.10-3.X kernel. My application is executing after 20 seconds from power on. For this much of time I want to keep the linux logo(penguin logo) appearing on screen before my ...
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Accidently ran sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdX . Can I recover? [duplicate]

SO I accidently zeroed out my main drive. Meant to put sdb and put sda by mistake. :( Computer is still on, anyway I can recover? I know if I restart I'm screwed.
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How to uninstall a program whose content already deleted?

i'm new to Ubuntu Really need help in this problem Now i installed old version of a program that used a port for its processes , i deleted the folder of the program by right click .. remove and ...
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uninstall problem of V12.04 from widows 10

I'm using dual boot OS of windows 10( original version) and Ubuntu 12.04. After upgrading of my windows from version 7 to Windows 10, the Ubuntu is not showing in my windows control panel. Also I ...
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Can't open UBUNTU's user interface after upgrading to 14.04

I have upgraded to UBUNTU 14.04 from 12.04 just now. But just it started for the first time terminal opened and asked for login. I have logged in but I can't start UBUNTU's user interface . Here is ...
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Can read usb drive on windows but not ubuntu?

The 16Gb usb drive contains mp4 video files. I can see them in windows, but the drive does not even show up in ubuntu 12.x. I tried some posts in SO, but nothing worked. How do I figure out the reason ...
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ubuntu for acer aspire one D255

Specification of my laptop are : CPU Intel Atom N450(1.66 GHz, 512 KB cache, 1 GB Memory. Which will be a suitable Ubuntu and how to install it?
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How to decide and apply priorties in /etc/rc0.d

I have script "backup-before-shutdown" which should be running before shutdown ! So I have created link to it in "/etc/rc0.d" I just want to know should I add some priorities (K,S, or some numbers) or ...
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ASUS M5A78L-M LX3 network drivers - Ubuntu 12.04

I"ve recently changed my motherboard to ASUS M5A78L-M LX3. After that internet on my Ubuntu 12.04 stopped working. I've tried to install drivers included on a DVD by Asus, but it says "you need kernel ...
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How to delete folder Permanently

I'm new to ubuntu , i've problem with deleting folder after i executed this command sudo rm -r -f /home/user/folder-name it create itself again after some seconds !!
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How to access Windows files from Ubuntu - dual boot

I'm running a duel partition with Windows Vista home premium and Ubuntu 12, but my Windows Vista crashed after installing the recent updates from Microsoft. My laptop is an Intel dual core from ...
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serious problem with ubuntu 12.04, long error message herein [duplicate]

I've got a red circle with a white line across it in menu bar, when I click it I get this message: W:Duplicate sources.list entry http://apt.freegeek.org/ubuntu/ precise/main i386 Packages ...
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installing Kernel headers for vagrant in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I want to install the Kernel headers in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Latest 64 bit (4.1.5-x86_64-linode61)) mounted in Linode Cloud hosting order to install vagrant, but i an not able to find out the installed ...
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result of ps -ef | grep?

I'm new to Ubuntu and I've problem with port 6703 i executed this command ps -ef | grep 6703 and got this result user 4378 4308 0 09:40 pts/2 00:00:00 grep --color=auto 6703 but can't ...
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libhid.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I am trying to install an old program from here I can't seem to get it working it kicks back "shark: error while loading shared libraries: libhid.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC?

I was trying to install Ubuntu via Bootable Usb Drive .when I click the install Ubuntu it's taking some time and showing the following error: BusyBox V1.21.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.21.0-1ubuntu1) built in shell ...
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use *only some* 64-bit packages on 32-bit Ubuntu

This is not a question about switching every one of my packages, or ubuntu-desktop (which I don't even use) to 64-bit. I want to build just a couple programs in 64-bit. Is the answer different to the ...
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Could not initialize the package information up date manager

An unresolved problem occurred while initializing the package information. It says I have a bug against the update manager package with this error message: E:Malformed line 58 in source ...
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My laptop is getting very hot during use

My laptop is an Asus A46CM with Intel CPU and Nvidia Graphics. When I use Ubuntu my system runs very hot and I am unable to install the Nvidia proprietary drivers. In about 15 minutes my laptop will ...
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12.04 upgrading LTS cannot download libservlet3.0-java

sudo do-release-upgrade eventually fails to download libservlet3.0-java with this kind of repeated output: ... Get:19 http://us-west-2.clouds.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main ...
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Multiple versions of gcc / g++ affects

I have a fairly simple question, and yet couldn't find an answer anywhere I looked. In my workplace there is a CI server with ubuntu 12.04 installed, that server uses the default c/c++ binaries ( ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 no sound card detected and no alsamixer (no such file or directory)

I have installed updates from software center. The audio worked that day. Next day when I logged in there was this no sound issue. At this point of time, the voulme levels of alsamixer in terminal ...
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In 12.04 after updating kernel to 3.13.0-67-generic,virtualbox can not work

After updating kernel from 3.13.0-66-generic to 3.13.0-67-generic, and run sudo /sbin/vboxconfig sudo /sbin/vboxconfig Adding system startup for /etc/init.d/vboxdrv ... /etc/rc0.d/K80vboxdrv ...
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How to check this port?

i'm on ubutun 12.04LTS and this error appeared ChannelException: Failed to bind to: 0.0.0.0/0.0.0.0:6702 need help to check where is the problem ? can i check if the port are busy or closed ? ...
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File cache slows down disk IO

I have this config: Linux peti-H97M-D3H 3.13.0-66-generic #108~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Oct 8 10:08:09 UTC 2015 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux with 12GB RAM, Sandisk Extreme II SSD and i7-4770K. I must ...
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Kubuntu 12.04 wireless drivers

I have been trying to get wireless drivers for a long time now. I updated everything in update manager and additional drivers. I can't find out how to get wireless networks. I don't want to use ...
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Conky-Manager install issues

I have been trying to install conky manager. At first, the errors were The following packages have unmet dependencies: conky-manager : Depends: libgee-0.8-2 (>= 0.8.3) but it is not ...
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How to get Ubuntu 12.04 on iMac G5 ALS version?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my iMac G5 ALS version, and I can't get my install CD to boot. I burned a DVD-R using disk utility at the lowest speed with the Ubuntu 12.04 ISO and verified it ...
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File manager stopped displaying partitions.

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. Everytime I clicked on the file icon of the file manager previously it displayed a list of partitions on the left hand side with the right portion being the files in my home ...
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How to view bootups extending 1 month

I am trying to view a log of previous bootups. The following command does exactly what I want it to do last -x | grep shutdown with the only limitation being that it only displays events within the ...
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Installing Plugins on 12.04 [duplicate]

Need help in installing 2 plugins GStreamer ffmpeg video plugin Codecs to play mpeg, divx, mpeg4, ac3, wmv and asf files GStreamer plugins for mms, wavpack, quicktime,musepack Codecs to play Need ...
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How to write to apache document root with www-data and OS user

I have sort of a tricky question, i tried to read a few posts and forums but didn't find a concrete answer so i thought i'd post it here and get some feedback. So here is my requirement: I have my ...