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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Strange recursive folder created on npm installation

something very strange is happening to my system. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and I use it for node.js deveopment. Every time I perform an installation either (sudo npm install -g myPackage) a srtange ...
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Ubuntu randomly shows shutdown dialogue and then dies

I've found a number of posts on related problem to mine, but none of them seem to address the exact issue. My apologies if I missed something and this ends up being a double post! Basically, for a ...
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How to setup a private git repository?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and created a git server and gave some users access to one repos I created. I have trouble to download the repos using open SSH through command line, no putty nothing. I am ...
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Keyboard shortcut to shutdownPC in lubuntu desktop 12.04

I have recently installed lubuntu-desktop metapackage in my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. But in lubuntu I can't find any keyboard shortcut to shutdown or logout [in Unity or Gnome I used Ctrl+Alt+Del but now it ...
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How to update libreoffice 4.0 to 4.2

How would I update libreoffice 4.0 to 4.2, I tried the default apt-get update' and 'upgrade but It didn't detect that there is a new version yet. I am using Ubuntu 12.04
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Connecting remotely from Ubuntu to another linux

I want to connect remotely from Ubuntu to Suse. Two different systems in two different locations. I know how to use ssh to connect remotely to a machine in the same network. But, I do not know how to ...
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Problem adding Printer to Virtual machine [duplicate]

I'm running 12.04 64 bit on my laptop and I have a virtual machine (win7) created and using with virtual box (4.3.6 incl. extension pack). Further I have an Kyocera FS-1041 printer which I cannot ...
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Upstart instance job on system reboot

I am using upstart instance jobs to start few of my services. The jobs are meant to have one instance per user i.e they take in the user name as the instance parameter. I have also configured them to ...
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Is there a version of Ubuntu 12.04 without UNITY? I prefer GNOME [duplicate]

I'm still running 10.04, and have been putting off upgrading because I don't want to have to have UNITY. I prefer GNOME, and want to keep using it. I do want to upgrade to another LTS release, and ...
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Virus detected with ClamTK (Possible infection?) [duplicate]

I did a routine scan of my system, with ClamTK. The the anti-virus reported 3 detections. The names of the three detections are: 1.[PUA.Phishing.Bank] 2.[PUA.Phishing.Bank] 3.[PUA.Script.Packed-1] ...
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How to set nano default syntax highlighting for files with no extension?

I'm trying to set a 'default' syntax highlighting scheme for nano when I'm editing files with no extension such as /etc/nginx/sites-available/default or /etc/ssh/sshd_config but I can't seem to make ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using RTL8188e Wireless Connection is Flaky

I just did a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS dual boot on Toshiba S55-a5358 laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed. I had problems with dual boot so had to use boot-repair. Also had problems with getting the wireless ...
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Change Custom Theme's Desktop Label

I'm attempting to write a custom theme for 12.04 and would like to change the upper left-hand corner label for the desktop from "Ubuntu Desktop" to a simple icon. (See image) ) In looking through ...
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ImportError: No module named unstable

I get the following error when I execute the gui.py script on my newly installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Please help as I have recently started using Ubuntu, I am not too good at debugging yet. I get this ...
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unable to uninstall comodo on 12.04 lts 32-bit system [duplicate]

I tried to uninstall comodo but it is showing the following errors: anurag@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get --purge remove cav-linux E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily ...
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Black Screen after Ubuntu Logo [duplicate]

I deleted all partitions and I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Well, when I startup my PC, after the Ubuntu's logo, a black screen appears but I hear the log on sound. If I restart and connect other ...
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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: ...