Fourth LTS (Long Term Support) release of Ubuntu, code-named Precise Pangolin. Released on 26th April, 2012. Will go End Of Life (EOL) April 2017. Only use this tag if your question is version-specific.

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How to know the version of GRUB

How can I see the version of GRUB that is running in a particular Ubuntu version. A terminal command that can tell me.
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How to install Ubuntu on an HP Mini netbook?

I have a Hp mini netbook that has been wiped clean, there is nothing other than the bios on it, it has no DVD and I don't have an external DVD. I can change the boot order to boot from a usb device. ...
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Why does Ubuntu, sometimes, fails to load?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my SONY VAIO VPCEH (with Windows 7 Home Basic previously installed). Sometimes when I boot in Ubuntu, following things happen: Ubuntu loading screen seems ...
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Impossible to enable bluetooth on an Acer Aspire One 756-877

I just installed 12.04 (dual-boot, kept Windows just in case) on my new Acer Aspire One 756-877. As soon as I installed it, I also installed the Broadcom driver, since Wi-Fi wasn't working, and that ...
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play audio through bluetooth speakers in 12.04 using CLI

I have gone through the whole gamut of trials with setting up playing audio through bluetooth and have not been able to make it work reliably (i.e., got it to work one time, and has not worked after ...
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wifi not getting detected in my HP pavilion 15-N011TU having ubuntu 12.04

I brought a new HP pavilion laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 in it. However the problem is , that is not detecting any wireless connections. Wired connection on the other hand works fine. I tried many things ...
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Error while installing Apache on 12.04 LTS

On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server I need Apache 2.4.5 or greater. I do this: add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php5 apt-get update apt-get install apache2 But when I run the last command I get: Setting up ...
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GConf-WARNING **: Got Disconnected from DBus

I see this error in ~/.xsession-errors and it appears that gnome-settings-daemon ends up 'not responding' because of this. Please note that I have been running this OS on this machine for nearly four ...
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Turn off MySQL --skip-grant -tables

I reset my root mysql password with the following instructions: (Works for Ubuntu as well) http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/442 But now I can't turn off mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables. ...
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I upgraded 14.04.4 LTS. Blank screen afterwards

I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04.4 LTS through upgrade manager (GUI). After the upgrade I can see just "lubuntu" screen and after that I get blank screen only. "Ctrl+alt+f1" is not displaying ...
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“Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages” while installing NFS server

I am trying to install an NFS server on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine but everytime it gives me an error like this: david@machineA:~$ sudo apt-get install nfs-common nfs-kernel-server Reading package ...
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AllInOn Printers supported by Ubuntu

What AllInOne Printer/copier/Scanner is supported by Ubuntu operating system ?
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I can't watch youtube videos in either Firefox or Chromium. version 12.04

I can't watch youtube videos in either chromium browser or firefox. I've tried installing a plugin or flash player, but neither seem to work. I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm not real experienced on working ...
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How do I remove Nvidia drivers and revert to nouveau (12.04)?

I'd like to give the new nouveau drivers a try. When I try a Ubuntu live distro, they work pretty flawlessly, but I don't seem to be able to use them correctly on my installed system. What I do is ...
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How do I get SSH server to work with putty client?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04.01 desktop PC, 64-bit. It has openssh-server installed. When I SSH to the server from a linux box it works. But when I use PuTTY from my Windows 7 PC to connect then I just get ...
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Could not initialize the package information. An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information

Recently I had an update prompt while working on my Dell Vostro Machine with Linux(Ubuntu) 12.04 LTS, after complying with the same when the package was getting downloaded, suddenly an error message ...
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install ubuntu and windows xp from lan

In my local LAN I have 25 systems which I'm looking to install all from LAN. In each system I would like to install Ubuntu and Windows XP. Maybe for some systems I'll install only Windows XP and each ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on pendrive

I've got a problem with installing Ubuntu on Pendrive. Steps I made: Downloaded ISO from Ubuntu site. Burn it on DVD. Run PC from the DVD (pendrive is plugged in). Followed instruction on the ...
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Port identification

How can i check which services are listening on which ports on a server? Is there any command line tool available for this.
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Can I dual-boot in VirtualBox?

I use Windows 7. I also run Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox. The other day I wanted to try Lubuntu. Is there a way to dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Lubuntu in VirtualBox?
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ImportError: No module named lsb_release

When I run lsb_release -a , it shows an error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/lsb_release", line 26, in <module> import lsb_release ImportError: No module named lsb_release ...
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How to install a `.deb` package, when the install button is disabled?

I am trying to install this deb package http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/utils/b43-fwcutter but whenever I doubleclick it the install button is disabled. I don't have internet connection.
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Tata Photon Plus not working in Ubuntu 12.04 though configured and was running once upon a time.

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 few months back. My modem, Tata Photon Plus got connected after a number of unsuccessful trials and I browsed the net successfully. But since a month, it is not getting ...
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How to update GTK for Kmoddo Editor in Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to install latest Komodo Editor and when I run the setup in terminal, following shows up: "Komodo requires version 2.24 or greater. Please update gtk-2.0. While Komodo will still install ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 5 SLOW Wifi Macbook Pro 1,1 (early 2006 model)

I have a Macbook pro 1,1 (early 2006 model) and the WiFi is extremely slow on Ubuntu but great on mac. I decided to uninstall Mac OSX and go with Ubuntu. However the internet (wifi) is extremely ...
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How do I fix this PulseAudio server crash without rebooting?

On my Ubuntu 12.04, the audio server encounters occasional crashes, so that I'm forced to reboot the system in order to have it play audio. Alsamixer looks ok, nothing is muted. Moreover, I tried ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 problem with E160 huawei - can't detect the device and freezing system

I have just installed 12.04 and plugged in E160 and nothing happened - modem doesn't mount. I have found this solution : Ubuntu does not mount some Huawei devices due to bugs, problems etc. See if ...
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minidlna and samsung tv file format doesn't support

I have PC with XUbuntu 12.04 and Samsung 27A950, so I want to use my PC like dlna server. But I can run file of any format on my TV, get error: "File format doesn't support". I try to open *.avi, ...
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Error on installing python-egenix-mxdatetime

I get an error on installing python-egenix-mxdatetime specific the 3.1.3 version. First I downloaded the package from egenix site, then tried to install python-egenix-mxdatetime using the below ...
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What motherboard can I use for Ubunu 12.04

I want to set up a Ubuntu 12.04 system for MRI analyses. I will need 12.04, because some of the analysis software is not properly working wit later Ubuntu versions. Can anybody recommend a motherboard ...
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Installing the Tomcat7 examples webapp on Ubuntu 12.04

I used the sudo apt-get install tomcat7-examples. They were installed in /usr/share/tomcat7-examples/examples directory. Tomcat could not locate them from the URL : 127.0.0.1:8080/examples/ ...
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VirtualBox USB proxy error

Using VirtualBox 4.1.12, as packaged in Ubuntu 12.04, I'm unable to use USB 1.1 device (a Canon FS-4000US scanner) within a Win XP VM. I'm able to connect other USB devices, such as a USB flash drive, ...
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Exception: tostring() has been removed. Please call tobytes() instead

I try to install reddit on my 12.04 ubuntu server but I get a lot of errors. Here are the first instructions: $ git clone https://github.com/reddit/reddit.git Once this is done, you'll need to ...
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slow internet in ubuntu 16.4

I have installed Ubuntu 16.4 recently, but it seems internet is really slow, not opening any page. Most of the time it is saying page can not be displayed. I have tried all the possible solution ...
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Problem with nvidia drivers installation

I want to install new nvidia drivers R310 so I downloaded driver and when I run it it says that i can't install new drivers because there is this nouveau driver. It asked me if I want to add blacklist ...
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How to install l2cs on unbuntu?

I have to install l2cs on my 12.04 ubuntu server but I don't know how to do that. I'm beginner on dedicate servers and I need to some help to do that. Can someone to provide a set-by-step tutorial ...
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What are the essential apps to downloaded? [on hold]

I am a new user to Ubuntu 12.04. I want to know what are the essential apps to be downloaded. What is app of skype in Ubuntu ? And where is the web cam. Kindly help.
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Font size in XFTE (text editor)

I have to increase my XFTE text editor font size in my ubuntu 12.04 is it possible?
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How do I add a line to my /etc/apt/sources.list?

I am updating my Tor on Ubuntu and it states: Do not use the packages in Ubuntu's universe. You'll need to set up our package repository before you can fetch Tor. It then states that I have to ...
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Problem with ZTE MF193A usb modem in 12.04LTS

Recently I've bought a zte mf 193a data card. It came with the zte driver and application software for windows,linux and mac. I am able to use it in windows but I got trouble in ubuntu(12.04LTS). ...
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“drm:[drm_crtc_helper_set_config] *ERROR* failed to set mode on [CRTC6]” during install

I have a desktop PC which I built a while back. It has an Athlon XP 2500+, 2.5GB RAM, and an Nvidia (PNY Verto) Geforce 6200. I removed the CD drive to add another hard drive so I install from a USB ...
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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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Saved files go where and wi-fi problem

I have two questions. Suppose I save a file or a video where does it go ? This is one of my question. I have a wi-fi connection. It works perfectly in my phone. In my laptop it worked for a few ...
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How do I connect to an SMB share requiring a user name and password?

I have a samba share on my LAN that requires a username and password to obtain write access (otherwise it defaults to read-only). I can't figure out where in the Unity desktop I can connect to the ...
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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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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).
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Python 2.7.6 on Ubuntu 12.04 How to?

I'm developer and I need to make my enviroment work with Python 2.7.6 (not 2.7.3) on the Ubuntu 12.04. Please, provide me some notes how to do that?
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No boot option after installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Acer Aspire 4736z with Live CD

I am facing a problem. After installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using Live CD, at the reboot there is no boot option to choose the OS. I directly get logged into my Windows 7. Before that i was having an ...
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iptux does not start: “Address already in use” error

I installed iptux , when I tried to open the application it shows the error Fatal Error!! Failed to bind the TCP/UDP port(2425)! Address already in use. Please help me with the error
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Setting up the GDM Theme

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Classic (no effects) and because of the fact that some system options have disappeared with the new system release I've been struggling with this for a while and ...