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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Play video files problem, Graphics card issue?

Recently installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS; Problem: When I play video files, I only get sound, no video whatsoever, Youtube video work though. How do I fix this ? There's not video card installed, just ...
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delete several files but leave the selected one

I have a folder contenting several folders and I hope to delete all of them but leave one selected, how could I do this with the command "rm "under Ubuntu12.04??
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can i manage ubuntu users or multiple pcs by using windows xp..?

actually i have 10 ubuntu pcs and i want to centralize management all of them via windows xp. All pcs are connected using wi-fi. I have problem with command line interface so i want to manage all of ...
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Files in Downloads folder deleted automatically

As mentioned in the title, this has been happening for some days. And now that; whatever I download from Linux DC++, it goes to /home/user/Downloads folder (set as default in DC++ settings) but after ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, mouse pointer(laptop touchpad) get stuck sometime?

In my ubuntu 12.04 system, i faced this problem many times that my mouse pointer get stuck to its position, don't move anywhere, every other thing works fine except the pointer and finally i have to ...
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How to switch workspace via the Unity Desktop ICON via Mouse Wheel Specifically

I want to wheel over the "Workspace Icon" in the Unity Switcher to change desktops. (I know you can switch workspaces via COMPIZ which is ok for wheeling the desktop), but I would like to wheel over ...
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Cant install xampp (Syntax error : Unterminated quoted string)

Sorry for my english i did those steps 1) Dowmload de file : xampp-linux-x64-1.8.3-2-installer.run 2) Open terminal... JonasJhy@Ububtu:~/Downloads$ 3) Write this ...
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Can't mount an ISO

Can't mount an ISO and the one time it did, it showed up empty. iso is write-protected, mounting read-only mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/loop1, missing codepage or ...
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can't manage to get the ath9k driver working on laptop (wifi adapter atheros AR9285, ubuntu 12.04)

im trying to get aircrack working i get this when using the airmon-ng start wlan0 command. root@ubuntu:/home/bryan# airmon-ng start wlan0 Found 5 processes that could cause trouble. If airodump-ng, ...
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Install Ubuntu12.04.3 LTS with EXT4FS [duplicate]

I have a problem to install Ubuntu12.04.3 LTS in my computer. My Computer is DELL(CPU: P4, 3GHz RAM: 1GB HDD: 20GB). I downloaded Ubuntu12.04.3 LTS and installed this by using wubi. Then it was ...
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All directories are 0755, did I do something wrong?

I'm new to *nix and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I've just noticed that all my directories have permissions set to 0755. That seems unsafe to me. Why do I need to grant execute perms for the world on my /usr ...
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Computer failing to boot after installing Ubuntu 12.04.3, “Operating System not found”

I've been trying now for 3 weeks to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 on a Sony Vaio laptop. I've learnt a fair bit but am not very knowledgeable compared to a lot of people on here so please bear that in mind. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 does not recognize graphics card and is completely unresponsive from after the first booting

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 from a USB alongside Windows 8 in a Toshiba Satellite L855-149, which has a 2GB dedicated AMD Radeon HD 7670M graphics card. After I boot and select Ubuntu my ...
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Steam(Windows) on Ubuntu 12.04 using PlayOnLinux [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and I am trying to run Steam (Windows) through PlayOnLinux. I get it to start, I log in, steam sends me an e-mail with a code to register with my computer, I type it in, and ...
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Problem when installing 12.04 on Windows 8.1 PC - grub rescue

My Dad's PC was having problems. I think it was a mistake to get Windows 8.1 installed in the first place, to be honest. It's way too fussy. Anyway, he was about to wipe the entire thing, and I ...
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How to install/upgrade Chromium offline?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, in which I also use Chromium browser. Now, I always install/upgrade files on Ubuntu in offline mode. Though, I never had any problem with any application ever, I never ...
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Uninstall Python 2.7 on Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 which comes with Python 2.7. I have installed Python 3.3, so now I have both versions. For example, if I type python in the terminal I get version 2.7 and if I type ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 on win8 64 bit machine

I have a Lenovo laptop with Windows8 64 bit working fine. But I wanted to install Ubuntu. I have done the following still I am unable to install: Disabled SecureBoot from BIOS menu. Disabled ...
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How to turn bluetooth on in Ubuntu 12.04

In the Task bar, it shows that Bluetooth is ON . But when I checked Bluetooth settings, it shows bluetooth is disabled and also I am not able to switch OFF to ON state. Is there any way to turn ...
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How can I install gambas3 on ubuntu?

I tried to install YUMI on ubuntu, I mean the multiboot-able creator, but it needs: yumi depends on gambas3-gb-runtime (>= 3.0.90); however: Package gambas3-gb-runtime is not installed. yumi ...
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Cannot Install Ubuntu 12.04.3LTS [duplicate]

I am having installation problem on Asus K55VD laptop.I selected Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 and after clicking to Continue it restarts my laptop and I cannot install Ubuntu.
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Startup applications got messed up - Dropbox and Redshift not loading automatically

I have had problems with Dropbox launching at start up, so I've asked this question. The problem is that now, after implementing what the user has posted, Dropbox isn't loading and it also messed up ...
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Can't get pass the GRUB menu on 12.04

I can't boot to ubunto 12.04 LTS;I get a blinking curso and my caps key led keeps flashing. I've tried recovery mode and it gives thesame error.I've tried loading previous version from the grub menu ...
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Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition + Ubuntu 12.04 + Bluetooth Headphones = Choppy Sound

I have a Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition, the second version (one with full hd graphics) ,running "stock" Ubuntu 12.04 (the one that came installed on the machine). When I connect bluetooth headphones ...
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How to boot to terminal (ubuntu 12.04/gtx660Ti)? [duplicate]

trying to install CUDA for my ubuntu 12.04LTS. Installed the NVIDIA drivers for GTX660Ti but haven't yet run the updates. The manual for CUDA says I should now move to a tty via Ctrl+Alt+F1 but that ...
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How to install Ethereum?

Using Ubuntu 12.04, How do I install this correctly? Ethereum is a next-generation distributed cryptographic ledger that is designed to allow users to encode advanced transaction types, smart ...
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Syncing a folder on computer with external drive

I know that there are some file sync options (particularly rsync) available, but I'm trying to do something specific with my sync. I have a Movies folder with tons of video files, and I'd like to have ...
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How to use GNOME tweak tool to get shell themes

So I'm trying to get custom shells and have tried using this as many people have recommended it. All I see in the Shell Extensions menu is "install shell extension" and when I click on the link user ...
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Icon of my software don't appear

As it is said in the title I have a problem on the appearance on my icon's software. Just see below :
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Create user's account in postfix's server

I have istalled postfix in ubuntu 12.04, so that a user can write and read its messages, that's for an user that I already create its account in the server. But what about a new user,I mean how could ...
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Should i enable zram and/or lower swappiness value?

I use ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have 2GB RAM. Now, that is split about 55-45 memory-swap. My CPU is almost flatlined! Could I get faster leaner meaner more efficient performance if I lowered swappiness down ...
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Does cut and paste work in terminal?

Does cut & paste work in terminal? As in ctrl+c and ctrl+v?
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How to get latest Wordpress on 12.04.4 LTS

I have a server running Ubuntu 12.04.4 x64 , and want to install latest wordpress. I have two options use apt-get to install the package (sudo apt-get install wordpress) install the latest version ...
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Screen goes black when trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS on Lenovo Ideapad Z510 with Free DOS

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 on a new Laptop which came without any OS. (except free DOS). The Laptop is a Lenovo Ideapad Z 510 with these specs: CPU: Intel Core i5-4200M, 2x 2.50GHz RAM: ...
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Bumblebee with nvidia-331-updates. Work with “--driver nvidia” but won't work as service

I trying to set up bumblebee on ubuntu 12.04. I also using last nvidia driver because 319 isn't available any more. This is my configuration files: /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf: # ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS would not complete booting

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installation DVD (boot DVD was burn with ISO Recorder v2 using: ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-i386.iso downloaded from www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop) would not complete booting. Shows ...
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Installation of Ubuntu Which version do I use on my Net book? [duplicate]

I have a Acer netbook with an intel atom which I have recently up graded to 2Gig of Ram. Will the 64 bit version fo Ubuntu give me more speed and functionality or just bog it down? Thanks.
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Ubuntu keeps restarting while installing with alongside win 8 option

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside with Win 8.1. I have downloaded the image and written to an usb and trying to install. I tried install Ubuntu option. I am able to reach the Install ...
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Grub Customizer inconsistent with actual boot menu

Background: Initially, I created a small partition on a hard drive to try Ubuntu as an alternative to the previously installed Windows XP. After finding Ubuntu useful and running into space problems ...
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Windows 7 is not booting even it is showing an option in ubuntu boot menu

I install Ubuntu 12.4 LTS with windows 7 on my Machine. But when press enter on windows 7 which was showing in boot menu of Ubuntu, it does nothing just come back to menu. Apparently Ubuntu boots ...
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Install MS fonts without using ttf-mscorefonts-installer

Is it possible to install the MS fonts without using the ttf-mscorefonts-installer, and if so, how?
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Want to convert ubuntu 12.04 desktop to server

I am totally new to ubuntu and I want my ubuntu desktop to be converted to a server. I searched the internet and got this: sudo apt-get install tasksel sudo tasksel remove ubuntu-desktop sudo tasksel ...
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How can I get rid of the 'wl_80211_attach Reg CFG80211 Phy' warning during boot?

When I switch on my laptop a message on a black screen appears : [] INFO@wl_80211_attach Reg CFG80211 Phy. It stays for only 1 sec , even if I try to type anything it will disappear after 1 sec ...
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Read-only file system error while creating a directory?

I have got one of our production ubuntu machine setup by PRODUCTION Unix team here in our company but somehow when I am doing like this - root@machineA:/test01# ls -lt ls: reading directory .: ...
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Gedit 3.6.3 in Ubuntu 12.04?

Hi I would like to know if I can upgrade gedit to version 3.6.3 in Ubuntu 12.04 without the webupd8 ppa. I think the process would be similar like this: Is there any way to Install Latest Nautilus ...
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What is amd64.tar.xz?

I tried Ubuntu 13.10 yesterday and had some really bad experiences, such as Ubuntu not coming back from sleep mode. Now I have downloaded the 12.04.1 version and started the installer. Now the ...
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Is there any way to save files when switching to a different version of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Is there any way of saving all the apps that i have downloaded and files in my home folder when switching versions of Ubuntu? I want to upgrade from 12.04 to 13.10 but don't want to lose all of the ...
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Need to disable control key and al so the print characters

How can I disable control characters and also printing the control characters? I used the below code to disable the control characters but its printing ^C when I press the CTrl + c..I need to ...
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Disk naming convention in preseed vs manual installation

When I try to install Ubuntu 12.04 onto a Dell PowerEdge R710 via preseed, the auto install first disk is always coming up as /dev/sdc. As per the docs it should be /dev/sda. I looked at ...
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Unable to get 2560x1440 to output through DVI

I am attempting to get a display resolution of 2560x1440 to operate correctly through DVI output on my Lenovo ThinkCentre M71e running Ubuntu 12.04. The computer has both VGA and DVI connectors. ...