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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Ubuntu 12.04 - Cannot try ubuntu with live cd

I am trying to try ubuntu using the live cd of Ubuntu 12.04. However, after the splash screen of the live cd, I'm getting stucked with a black background and a white cursor. This happens, either if I ...
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Unable to connect to internet with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I wanted to try Ubuntu, but Wubi refused to work with me, so I got a pre-created ubuntu VM, and used VirtualBox to use it. Ubuntu had a great interface, and I liked it, but it refused to connect to ...
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Python urlopen function raises an error when an https site is given as input [duplicate]

Please don't mark the question as a duplicate. I have gone through every possibility, but I didn't find an answer. I use Ubuntu 12.04(LTS) Python urlopen function raises this error message when an ...
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install command for JAVA [duplicate]

I am trying to install JAVA on my Ubuntu 12.04, and I followed the official instructions: http://java.com/en/download/help/linux_x64_install.xml#install I am stuck at #3: Unpack the tarball and ...
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Screen Brightness on Acer AspireV: bar appears, brightness doesn't change

Using 12.04 on an Acer Aspire V5-561-9410. When I use the function keys to modify screen brightness (or use any solutions I've found here to this problem like the one found here or here), I see the ...
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How to start .sh file on PC turn on or after PC restart?

I have a .sh file in my Downloads directory. I want to start it using tmux session when computer is turn on or after computer is restarted. I am using Ubuntu 12.04.4 and when the computer is turned ...
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Pressing Tab for autocompleting the directory name in terminal, appens a space after the directory name and not a “/” sign [duplicate]

When I use "cd" command to move to certain directory in terminal, I press Tab button to autocomplete the directory name, and a "/" sign appends at the end. But, when I use some other command (say ...
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Suspend on lid close, even with the option OFF

I've set up a friends laptop with Ubuntu 12.04LTS with the Cinnamon desktop, and I'm having a few issues with the power settings. As far as I can tell I've got every setting to "Do Nothing" when the ...
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Overheating problem with HP Pavilion G6 2231tx

I have overheating problem with HP pavilion G6 on ubuntu, but I don't have any issues on Windows 8. My CPU is Intel i3, 2.4 Ghz.
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Screen Stuck with ubuntu 12.04 on DELL optiplex 7010 with biolinux

The screen stops working after a while on my Dell machine (Optiplex 7010) I'm using Biolinux (ubuntu 12.04) ,it first was hard to install 12.04 as after the installation loading the screen went red ...
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Disk partitioning showing wrongly when installing Ubuntu alongside windows 8

Currently my system has Windows 8 Pro. I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows. I have Ubuntu 13.04,13.10 and 10.10 disks. Whenever I try to install Ubuntu there are two problems: When I reach ...
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Uninstalling broken Ubuntu 12.04 — weird scenario

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS after my Win 8.1 Pro Preview license expired. (using Wubi-- other route wasn't working, before you tell me that Wubi + Win8 X( ) 2 things happened which I neither ...
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xoj (Xournal) files handled as gzip despite presence of correct MIME type

So I had to uninstall the ppa version of Xournal and build from source (with a modification). And now .xoj files open automatically with KDE's archive manager Ark, and are identified as being of type ...
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Broadcom BCM4315 can't connect to my WiFi network — what to do?

I own a Dell Inspiron 1525 with a Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b wireless controller. The problem is that WiFi does not work well. I have tried many solutions proposed on the web, including ...
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About setup Wizard [duplicate]

When I install a program on ubuntu, the installation run on terminal, no setup wizard window is opened. What can I do so that new window will open?
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Cannot access Ubuntu when I leave it alone for a while

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS. Dual-boot with Windows 7. 64bit Everything works fine. The problem is that, I run some python code in ubuntu. And I left it alone. When I came back, there is not ...
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Change “date” Command To 12 Hour Time Instead Of 24

When I type "date" in gnome-terminal, or xterm it reads out in 24 hour time, is there any way to make it use 12 hour. According to "date --help" using "%r" should do the trick, but there are no ...
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tint2: Fontconfig error

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I am attempting to configure tint2, I got it installed and ready to go, but when I go to the terminal and start it up by typing tint2 I get this: real ...
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How to instantiate SSH session between computers in two networks?

I have the following home network: Ubuntu 12.04.4 -> Router 1 -> Router 2 -> Ubuntu 12.04.2 I am able to make SSH connections if the machines are in one local area network as follows: ...
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What programs can I use to burn a Windwos 7 iso on a USB? [duplicate]

WinUSB keeps on freezing. Unetbootin doesn't work, and neither does Tuxboot. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.
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How do I remove any lenses or other software that I might consider spying on me? Can it be turned off? [closed]

I heard a bit about Ubuntu installing ad-ware and spyware to track online searches of users. Examples are - unity-lenses-shopping, the built in Amazon ad app, and the ad server etc. I understand ...
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Trying to create a win7 virtual box

But this happens: Would anyone know what to do, I do not know too very much about terminal, so please be patient. Running Ubuntu 12.04 64x AMD.
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SSH to computer with user not logged in

I have two computers with Ubuntu 12.04.4 and 12.04.2. The 12.04.2 is set up to request a password before login on start up. When the PC is turn on I am able to connected to the 12.04.2 from 12.04.4 ...
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drivers questin

I use a HDD with ubuntu 12.04 on it for school, and when i do school related work I plug it on my PC and work on it, but I've found some problems and i think its due to the graphics drivers, I ...
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12.04 variable (long) boot times, Lenovo IdeaPad

I have a Lenovo U430 IdeaPad, 4th gen i7, Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics, Intel 7260 Wireless, Crucial SSD. It had Win8 when I bought it and I replaced it with Ubuntu 12.04, 64-bit, UEFI mode. ...
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Streaming video with VLC from windows machine is suddenly slow , but why?

I have a DELL Latitude D420 running Ubuntu 12.04 and a DELL Latitude E6400 Running Windows 7. Normally I stream video from my windows machine to my Linux machine while gaming. Up until yesterday this ...
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Unable to connect Ubuntu 12.04 to a projector using the vga port

Whenever I try to connect my Lenovo G570 with Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit to a Projector, it gets detected, but the display on both, the projector and on my laptop keep blinking continuously making it ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 does not detect Wifi and connect to it

I am a newbie to ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 freshly onto my system and since then have been desperately been trying to get it to detect my wifi and connect to it. I have tried several ...
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Installed Ubuntu ; can't acess Windows any more

I have windows vista, and I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 and burned it onto a blank cd disk. I then went through the installation process by clicking install Ubuntu on the menu that popped up after booting ...
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Man in the Middle Attack warning with OpenVPN

When using openvpn --config /home/xxx/vpnbook-uk1-udp25000.ovpn I always get this warning: Sat Feb 22 11:16:04 2014 WARNING: No server certificate verification method has been enabled. See ...
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12.04 to 13.1 upgrade

I tried upgrading from 12.04 to 13.1 and wasn't able to get anywhere. Then I tried a fresh install of 13.1 which was even worse. From a usb stick, I got a purple screen with the red and white dots and ...
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Apache2 restart does not work when I navigate to it's directory

This works: sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart It asks for my password, I enter it and apache restarts. Then I try this: cd /etc/init.d sudo apache2 restart Nope, it doesn't work. Apache displays ...
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Wireless network always disconnect after 30 minutes

I've recently installed xubuntu 12.04 on an old eeepc 1005PXD and everything seems good except the wireless network that keep disconnecting after approximatively 30 minutes of use. Here it's the ...
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unzip a file webERP_4.11.3.zip

I have tried to use gunzip the aboce file on my Ububtu Server LTS 12.04 but this does not work. I have tried to install unzip but get the following error message. benjamin@ubuntu:/etc$ sudo apt-get ...
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Monitor displays “signal out of limits” message after installing catalyst/fglrx

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 into my desktop PC (ATI Radeon HD 5570 Graphics Card, Monitor full HD LG W2240). I tried to install ATI catalyst driver suggested by Ubuntu system itself. When I tried to ...
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I am getting frequently low disk space message

I am frequently getting low disk space error and attached screen displayed. Let me know what to do.
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Official download 12.04 gives 730MB

Contrary to widespread information DOES NOT FIT ON A CD. Download here was tut.fi. Is there a 700MB version somewhere?
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Ubuntu 12.04 - No logon screen

I'm new to ubuntu, so bare with me :) After configuring XRDP my machine doesn't boot to the logon screen anymore. How can I get it to boot normally again ? -I'm able to ping, and connect to my ...
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Upgrading from 12.10 to 13.10 [duplicate]

I want to upgrade from ubuntu 12.10 to 13.10 but i had question when upgrading does the data get removed or should we make backup of it or can we install just like that
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Do I need to install any drivers for 2 finger swipe

I am able to use 2 finger swipe and 2 finger tap in my laptop running Win8 but it is not working in Ubuntu 12.04. Should I install any additional drivers or is it a limitation of Ubuntu?
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Ubuntu install broken after adding a “Jessie” Debian repository

I was trying to build pfff to use scheck and a requirement for the compiler is version 4+ of OCaml. The versions available to my apt-get seem to indicate 3.12.1 and the build wasn't working. Now I ...
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Vuze won't let me delete anything, it says permission denied

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. In the Vuze downloads properties, it says Owner: root. I don't know how to change that. This has only happened in Ubuntu, not Windows.
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Ubuntu LTS 12.04 - Recover encrypted /home folders. ICEauthority issue

After initial setup, having created some user accounts with the encrypted home option, I did a command line passwd change. This seems to cause the login password to no longer function as the ...
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What's wrong with my meta keys (`ctrl` & `alt`)? They won't stay down!

When I hold down ctrl or alt continuously, it occasionally behaves as if the key has been released momentarily. The easiest way to demonstrate this is I enable the setting which displays an indicator ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS does not recognize Vodafone Mobile Broadband K3765-Z (ZTE) on USB3

A K3765-Z mobile broadband pen is working fine on other laptops/other distros (including Ubuntu 13.10), but is not being recognized on a cold boot on my new Clevo P150SM (which only has USB3 slots - ...
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Why can't YouTube, Audacity, Tartini and PulseAudio all get along?

(This is on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with all the latest updates applied.) One audio application I use a lot is Audacity, both as an audio player and as a recorder, usually with the cheapest headsets I can ...
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Update Information Outdated (conflicting message?)

I get this alert and it says that: The update information is outdated. This may be caused by network problems or py a repository that is no longer available. Please update manually by clicking on ...
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How do I get a Broadcom BCM4318 wireless card on a Dell Latitude D510 working? [duplicate]

iwconfig lo no wireless extensions. wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:off/any Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=off Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off ...
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Wifi only works after turning the PC to standby (Ubuntu 12.04)

I have a PC on which I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 in dual-boot with Windows 8.1. My problem is when I start the PC on Ubuntu, wifi doesn't work, but if I put my computer in standby then I get it out ...
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Can not connect to USB storage device with sofware through Wine1.6.1 on 64bit ubuntu 12.04LTS

Would apprciate any help on this matter. Can not connect to USB storage device with sofware through Wine1.6.1 on 64bit ubuntu 12.04LTS. The device is like a mass stroage device. It is storing GPS ...