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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How do install Ubuntu on a netbook with a 32-bit atom processor?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu onto an old Dell Inspiron Mini 10, which still has its "Designed for Microsoft Windows XP" sticker on the front. :) The trouble is the normal installer isn't working at ...
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Broadcom card-reader BCM57765/BCM57785 doesn't work on ubuntu `12.04 LTS

I'm having a hard time with this one. I have an ACER ASPIRE ONE 756 and installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on it. Everything works (with a little tweaking here and there), but unfortunately the build-in ...
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feh alternative that reproduce .gif

I love feh to classify my image collections, I've set the actions to move the current image to a certain directory, the problem comes when trying to open gifs, feh doesn't animate them. Therefore I ...
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Do additional language packs need to be downloaded?

I'm installing Ubuntu (12.04) right now. I wanted to know if additional language packs have to be downloaded because my Internet is very slow. I chose English as my language.
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Teracom 3G T3G72A USB Modem is unable to connect to internet

Ubuntu 12.04 is able to detect Teracom 3G USB Modem (T3G72A) and NetworkManager also enables Mobile Broadband but when I click network connection it is unable to connect to internet. Any pointers ...
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I cannot wirelessly connect my HP Pavillion DV6000 to the Internet

I am trying to connect my laptop to the Internet, I have an Internet cable attached and I select "additional drivers" from the system settings as I have read elsewhere. I get 2 drivers to install, one ...
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Video playing is slow on 12.04

I started using Ubuntu a very short time ago, and it was working perfectly! I upgraded to 12.04 yesterday, and today I realize that everything is running slow. For example, video streaming online, ...
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CA file disappeared after upgrade packages in 12.04

I have a CA file usr/share/ca-certificates/mozilla/Entrust.net_Secure_Server_CA.crt on servers that is still not upgraded. When I run apt-get upgrade the following file disappear and curl is ...
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error “fatal error: linux/smp_lock.h: No such file or directory” during installation of VMWare tools on Ubuntu 12.04.2

I have Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS installed on a VMware machine on Windows 7 host. I seem to have a problem with Kernel headers when trying to install them I did: sudo apt-get install gcc make ...
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how do I config a Foscam FI9821W IP camera on Firefox

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and Firefox. I've got a Foscam FI9821W IP camera and I'm trying to get live video on Firefox. Then I want to add to zoneminder. I opened the IPCam Client page and downloaded ...
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Unity launcher doesn't appear in VNC session

I'd like to have a unity desktop accessible via VNC on a precise server machine I have running. I installed the ubuntu-desktop package. I'm launching a VNC session with the following in my ...
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how to install wine on exagear ubuntu 12.04lts

hi im having hard times installing wine on ubuntu 12.04lts in exagear guest shell does anyone know how to install it. it says something about the bindery and to check the guide someone help.
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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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NVIDIA x server - “sudo nvidia config” does not generate a working 'xorg.config'

I am over 18 hours deep on this challenge. I got to this point and am stuck. very stuck. Maybe you can figure it out? Ubuntu Version 12.04 LTS with all the updates installed. Problem: The default ...
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How to quit multiple tmux windows which are in a single window? [on hold]

Please help me to exit from 2 tmux terminal windows by saving whatever I'm working on.
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sudo service apache2 restart: already running

As the title says, when I run sudo service apache2 restart, the message returned says that Apache is already running. However, the service is stopped (if milliseconds later). If I run sudo service ...
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Is the Intel Thunderbolt interface supported in Ubuntu Linux?

I was searching the web around one hour now, but still could not find a definite answer: Is Intel Thunderbolt already working with Linux? I am especially interested in networking, so that I can ...
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How to change web browser's tab bar background color or image?

Running Precise. I am tweaking the ambiance theme to my taste. Yet I can't locate where I can modify the background color of the browser's tab bar (I suspect its value instruction to be somewhere in ...
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How to fix: “The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.”?

I have a 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 installed. I used to login to a website (chess.com) but since a few days ago I get this message: The connection was reset The connection to the server was reset ...
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Wireless suddenly dropping with a Ralink RT2870

I have a Linksys WUSB600N v1 Dual-Band Wireless-N Network Adapter Ralink RT2870 USB dongle that worked flawlessly in 11.10. Since upgrading, I can't keep a connection for more than five minutes. The ...
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How to make ubuntu gateway?

i am new on Ubuntu. i want to make a gateway. i have some 25 systems and switch but i don't have any server. i want to setup a system as a gateway system and want to make a firewall. i want that ...
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Ubuntu server GUI without internet

I'm new to linux but I know about the startx command which is not working. I just installed Ubuntu Server (the newest version) on a old computer. I have it working but I am unable to launch the gui. I ...
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Cannot stop nginx service

It took me a while to find out, but as of some recent-ish update, I can't stop Nginx on any of my Ubuntu 12.04 or Ubuntu 14.04 servers. I run sudo service nginx stop, and I get nginx start/running, ...
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Why does my IPv4 adress keep changing?

I am running many servers off of my computer and I need to port forward to do that. But recently my IPv4 Address keeps changing when I shut my computer off and turn it back on. I have no clue why ...
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Restore Xorg core and config files ubuntu 14.04

This question is a follow up on this one. I have recently upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 and xserver broke during the process. I have tried reinstalling from the command line running the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 server - How to interpret this syslog entries about eth0 interface?

I am getting in my Ubuntu 12.04 server the following errors in syslog/dmesg. Recently the server became multiple times slow in network and causing at time hung application and many errors with ...
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How to Force Ubuntu to load and use my .ppd printer driver instead of the default one?

I have a Dell 1815dn printer and a laptop with Ubuntu 12.04. Ubuntu recognizes the printer automatically and installs a default driver. But this driver lacks the option to bypass the toner-saver ...
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How can one disable shortcuts of chrome?

Have you observed that google-chrome has approximately 29 shortcuts. ( ctrl-A...Z ) I really hate these things. Anyway, my questions: How can I disable some of the shortcuts ? Are there any files ...
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Sound disabled on user login (works for guest and at login screen)

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo Ultrabook U410. Recently I changed the location of home directory to a bigger partition. I used rsync to copy the files and then edited fstab to auto-mount that ...
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Parallel Port Problem in 12.04

I have a “dumb” printer attached to a parallel port in my machine which works fine under the “other” resident operating system (from Redmond) on the same machine. I recently added Ubuntu 12.04 as a ...
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Enable SNMP on Ubuntu 12.04 to communicate with Windows Server

I have the newest release of Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows Server 2008 R2. On the Windows Server I have a device management agent which keeps track of all the devices in the local area network as well as ...
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How to change default signature font in thunderbird 13.0.1 used in ubuntu

How to change default signature font in Thunderbird 13.0.1 used in Ubuntu? I am able to setup my signature but with default fonts, I want those default font to be changed in my signature. also when ...
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Why doesn't the bootable USB show up in the BIOS?

I followed all the instructions on the Ubuntu website as to how to install Ubuntu using a bootable USB. I got the linux pendrive thing, formatted the USB, and have nothing on it besides what was put ...
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Log files (CUPS) grow so fast!

the past few days I faced a strange issue with my computer. I discussed it here: Server logs are filling my hard disk, how do I fix this? Shortly, log files (in cups folder) grow so fast! I did solve ...
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Ubuntu and Eclipse can not find the latest java version

I have an Ubuntu on VirtualBox and I just installed an Eclipse. When I tried to start Eclipse, Eclipse claimed "Version 1.6.0_35 of the JVM is not suitable for this product. Version: 1.7 or greater is ...
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How to remove this error “ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSE”?

I have this error on some sites "http" for the most part I'm on Ubuntu. It is the same with other browsers (but not last error pages do not load). I have tried to "Reset browser settings," and clear ...
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Xubuntu 12.04: Use unity-greeter and set user background automatically

on a fresh Xubuntu 12.04 Installation i have set greeter-session=unity-greeter in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf. Also I have installed unity-greeter gnome-settings-daemon. Now I want to change the ...
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what does /var/lib/update-rc.d/xxx for?

I find there are some files in /var/lib/update-rc.d/, such as: $ more /var/lib/update-rc.d/exim4 update-rc.d exim4 defaults the only content is a update-rc.d command add service to default level. ...
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Is Ubuntu LVM a RAID?

I had a 4 disk LAMP system running Ubuntu 10 then upgraded to 12. The drives are managed by LVM since initial setup. Recently, one of the drive failed (the newest and largest of course, 3TB). I sent ...
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How can I reinstall pulseaudio? (12.04 64bit)

I accidentally removed pulseaudio from my Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. I have tried reinstalling it using sudo apt-get install pulseaudio but my sound card doesn't appear in the list of the devices (in ...
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What should the correct path be for my CD/DVD drive in 12.04 and how do I change it?

After a fresh install of 12.04 on a dell Inspiron 530 when right clicking on the CD/DVD drive and selecting properties it indicates for location: "///" Obviously this drive does not work. Whats the ...
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How can I transfer music files from Rythymbox to my mp3 player (gpx)

How can I sync my music on Rhythmbox to transfer to my mp3 player? gpx to be specific..
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Firefox 21.0 wont start on Ubuntu 12.04

Firefox 21.0 won't start on my Ubuntu 12.04 system with error message: Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible. I have tried everything including removing the ...
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How to install 'Doxie go' scanner in Ubuntu 12.04?

There is no Linux version driver for Doxie go scanner by Manufacturer. Whether driver is available by other developers for Ubuntu 12.04? Simple scan didn't recognize the scanner. Works well with ...
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Script to switch between two sound devices

I use two sound devices, normal analogue output and sound over HDMI. When I'm not using the TV I leave it turned off and switch to the speakers. As I do this regularly I would like a script to do it ...
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How to Reassign/Replace a keyboard key with other one

My laptop's spacebar key is broken. You all know it's a very important key. So please tell me how do I reassign spacebar to any other key, e.g. capslock Please help, I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS i386 ...
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Ubuntu Upgrade, Perl Version Broke ZImbra

Kind of in a bind here, since I heard about the bash bugs last night I decided on upgrading all off my server, not just the packages but the complete OS, it worked fine on all my servers, except my ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and SSH: Automatically shutting down another computer when powering off

I want to shut down another computer in my network when shutting down my own. For that I have created a script that logs into that machine through ssh and powers it off. (SSH keys are set up, so no ...
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Gnome classic taskbar doesnt work propperly on selecting program

Im using Ubuntu 12.04 with the gnome classic extension. If i want to change to another window, i click the symbol on the taskbar on the bottom of the screen. Now i observerd this behaviour: If i ...
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How do I open the boot menu?

I want to uninstall 12.04 and install Ubuntu 13.04 instead. When I was installing Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows 7 opened the boot menu F12. I have read that on Ubuntu to enter the boot menu I have to ...