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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Will “kill -SIGTERM” stop “tail -f”?

Just as the title says, Google gives me nothing and I can't test it on this server. The command as is follows: tail -f <file> | fgrep --line-buffered "string" | sed -u 's/stuff//g' >> ...
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Fonts look bad in Microsoft Office using Wine

Office fonts in wine look very different from what they look in Windows or LibreOffice. As can be seen from the attached screenshots, they look blurry in some sizes and aliased in other sizes. You ...
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Problems booting 12.04 LTS

I have had Ubuntu for awhile now and haven't had any real issues until recently. About 1-2 months ago I started having booting issues. On bootup, I receive a Debian screen asking for what version I ...
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Windows 7 hangs at grub's purple screen when dual booting

I have installed a new laptop (Lenovo Z510) for dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 64 bit. After several trials it now works, but I have a strange effect. I always enter the Grub purple screen ...
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HP slim bluetooth keyboard connection failed

I just got the Hewlett Packard Slim Bluetooth Keyboard (KT-1281) and a corresponding HP BT Mouse. While the mouse is quickly connected and works smoothly on Ubuntu 12.04, the keyboard is detected, but ...
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Is it possible to use Ubuntu as speaker while playing music from a bluetooth-linked smartphone?

Is there a way to use the notebook as speaker for my smartphone? I linked them via Bluetooth and saw that the smartphone can be used as an input-Device for music and sound. You can see it here: My ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boots to TTY1

Alrighty, I have perused the threads already in existence and am finding none of them seem to have the exact combination of variables I've got going. I'm working on a computer using Ubuntu 12.04. ...
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Burning DVD multi session in Ubuntu 12.04 using Terminal?

Is any ways to burn the DVD+R multi session in Ubuntu by using terminal? How many ways we can burn? As I know growisofs, but it's not matching to my requirements, any other package?
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Configuring Wacom Tablet buttons and options

I have a new Wacom Intuos5 Touch Medium. Surprisingly enough, it worked out of the box when I connected it to my computer (Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit), including the pen pressure and some touch pad features. ...
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Check which SSH key was used to login

So stupidly enough in our development team every individual SSH Key is used to access the root user directly. When Checking the auth.log i can find this Dec 18 09:45:04 webserver sshd[12377]: ...
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Ubuntu not booting

I have a new Dell Inspiron 3542 laptop with pre-installed Ubuntu 12.04. Recently I tried to upgrade to ubuntu 14.04 LTS. After all the download was done online, Update Manager was Installing and ...
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No sound in Chrome browser (flash, HTML5) in Kubuntu 12.04

I am running Kubuntu 12.04 LTS and latest Chrome browser. Since some update, I cannot get any sound when running any flash video or game within Chrome or even HTML5 videos like YouTube. I have tried ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, xbmc, opengl, intel motherboard

I've got an HTPC that I built myself, with a Asus P5G41T-M Motherboard. It's got an on-board HDMI port, and I've been using that with no problems. I started out with Mythbuntu ( an older version ), ...
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How do I hide the GRUB menu showing up in the beginning of boot?

I stopped Dualbooting and I dont want to have to choose the OS anymore and just have it load Ubuntu like normal like before? Any help is appreciated.
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Ubuntu 12.04 Unity interface becomes invisible when trying to modify color or highlighting of a text in LibreOffice

I'm experiencing a weird problem, and I'm not sure whether it is about Libreoffice or Unity shell itself or both. While working in Writer (version 4.2.8.2, but I experienced the same in 3.5), I try ...
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Airmon-ng command not found

In the terminal I get Command not found when I type: airmon-ng start wlan0 What can I do to access the airmon-ng command?
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ZTE MF180 - BSNL - 3G Datacard USB Modem not working in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I'm entirely new to Ubuntu and hence do not have much knowledge about it... I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS version alongside with Windows 7 since i wanted dual booting option. Here's my ...
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how to make keyboard to press ctrl key after every 5 minutes?

I have the xdotool installed and would like it to: press the Ctrl key every 5 minutes scroll a window up and down every 5 minutes make a mouse click every 5 minutes How should I proceed?
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How to use GNOME Color Manager in Ubuntu 12.04?

I need to correct colours displayed by my monitor. From the 'Ubuntu Software Center' I have installed the 'GNOME Color Manager', but I cannot use it for making my own colour profile: I have not found ...
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Why cannot Ubuntu 12.04 detect windows 7 (dual boot)

I was trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside with windows 7. I only have one hard drive (1TB), and I first installed window 7 on one partition. Now there are about 500GB unlocated space on the disk, ...
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How to format hard drive

I have installed bootable ubuntu on hard disks but now I can not format them with Disk Utility program. When I try to format it says "One or more partitions are busy on /dev/sdb" for both hard disks. ...
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12.04 LTS: Monodevelop having nothing but bugs? (Unity, ARM, Crouton)

Anything related to Mono/MonoDevelop refused to install on my desktop before. So, I decided to reinstall Ubuntu. The first thing I did when I opened it was go to UXTerm and type sudo apt-get install ...
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How to use rsyslog?

I've been scouring forums for a few hours and cannot find a concrete explanation on how to use rsyslog. I really just need the basics. I have a log file logFile.log and I want to forward the logs to ...
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No GRUB Screen or recovery mode on Boot after 12.04 Upgrade

I tried the live boot CD and boot-repair, also loaded the Desktop install CD, and it looks like all partitions check out OK. However, when I try to boot Linux (the only bootable partition on the ...
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How to Re Generate All Gnome Schemas for Ubuntu 12.04

To compile a package I went on installing systemd package from Utopic 14.10 with all its dependencies on my [Modified] Ubuntu 12.04. As it's not existing in Systems prior to Trusty 14.04. Everything ...
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Package Operation Failed. Installation or removal failed

I'm new to linux so excuse my lacking experience. Anytime I try to install anything, including just running the updater, I get an error saying Package operation failed the details button shows this: ...
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Running 3 monitors on Ubuntu 12.04

I would like to run 3 monitors on Ubuntu 12.04. I have NVIDIA Quadro 5000 which is able to support 2 monitors. I only have an additional PCI slot so my option are limited for a second graphics card. I ...
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Unable to Boot: error couldn't read file

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on an IBM Thinkpad T41. Up until Linux 3.2.0-30 generic everything was working fine. I accept all the software update. With 3.2.0-31 generic the machine freezes ...
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unable to install octave in 12.04

Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable ...
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Constant HIGH CPU Usage - even after reboot with no applications

Here is a PROBLEM, a lists of my ATTEMPTS to solve it, and a PLEA for help: [As indicated, I have read all similar 'answered' questions, and have not found an answer that works for me.] ...
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Screen repeatedly goes black for a few seconds after suspend

When I suspend my laptop and then resume, the screen repeatedly goes black for a few seconds and then returns to normal. This happens randomly about once a minute without my behaviour having any ...
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Getting error after ubuntu 12.04 update

I was using 'ubuntu 12.04'. Windows7 is already installed in the system. I am getting the following error when I try to update Ubuntu (sudo get-apt update) GNU GRUB version ...
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How to get in desktop mode from terminal in ubuntu 12.04 lts [on hold]

I am new in ubuntu, Our ubuntu server is running 12.04.2 LTS and i would like to back up the system. But the one i see in youtube and google is different from what i saw. after logging in username ...
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How do I regain access to my encrypted home directory after changing my password?

On 12.04 LTS x64, I changed my user password via the User Accnts tool. After that I was unable to login again with my new password since my home directory is encrypted and the above-described bug does ...
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Write udev rules for serial device

I have one concern regarding device name assign by kernel like /dev/sda* , /dev/sdb* ... etc but i would like to write rules for assign name to new pattern like "/dev/sc**"(starting with modified ...
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getting different version of java in ubuntu

I am getting different version of java when i run java -version and javac -version. for java-version iam getting java -version java version "1.7.0_65" OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 2.5.3) ...
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Ubuntu on Chromebook not booting properly [on hold]

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Acer Chromebook to play games. I switched over to Chrome OS earlier today to do some homework. When I switched back, there was no desktop icons. Just the ...
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Updating kernel version from 3.2 to 3.8.0 wired connection not working in 12.04(LTS)

After updating kernel version from 3.2 to 3.8.0 wired connection not working in 12.04(LTS) $ uname -r 3.8.0-030800-generic $ ifconfig -a eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 9c:2a:70:cd:f2:c5 ...
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LinConnect failure to install

When I ran the commands from github (as per http://www.techrepublic.com/article/get-android-notifications-on-your-linux-desktop/ ) on Lubuntu 12.04.1, I got this before the install stopped: ...
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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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Huawei 3G modem disconnects after successful connection

I'm having a severe connection problem in Ubuntu 12.04 that renders the OS almost useless. I have a Huawei E352 3G modem. Ubuntu detects it as a mobile broadband connection without any problem. I ...
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Ubuntu freezes when playing a video

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on an old laptop. After a kernel update a couple months back, whenever I play an online video, e.g a news story, the video freezes after 15-60 seconds. The audio ...
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Ubuntu lock screen login box not showing

Having a little bit of an issue over here. So I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and up until yesterday I haven't had any real issues. However, when I lock the account I am unable to log back in because the ...
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dual booting Ubuntu 12.04 and windows 7 (partitioning scheme)

I would like to ask for help on dual booting because it's my first time to try dual booting and a novice on Ubuntu or any Linux distribution. I have 2 partitions on my hard disk: Windows 7 C:\ ...
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Start script on boot up?

I want to run a script when the system starts. The script is: #!/bin/bash gnome-terminal --tab -t "MyPC" -e "sh -c 'nohup firefox & nohup gedit & bash'" --tab -t "MYPC2" -e "sh -c 'ls -al;ls; ...
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Calibre(e book management) problem in Ubuntu 12.04 (Elementary OS Luna) [migrated]

I am a newbie here and I just started using Elementary OS Luna, which uses Ubuntu 12.04 packages. I have had calibre installed for some time now and it has always worked fine. Right now i tried to ...
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How To Completely Remove KDE Plasma Desktop

I'm fairly new to the whole linux/ubuntu environment. I installed KDE Plasma desktop, but after about a week of using it I realized that I would rather stick with the Unity desktop. My question is, ...
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How can I prevent ubuntu from mounting particular partitions/deivices?

I would like to stop Ubuntu from mounting my other (Windows') partitions automatically (since I do not need it really often - and especially I would like not to automount "System reserved" partition ...
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How to install Perl, PHP, MySQL and Ruby packages on Ubuntu

I need to work on Perl, PHP, MySQL, and Ruby software on Ubuntu. Are these already installed on Ubuntu or do these packages need to be installed? I am using Ubuntu 12.04.
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Repairing from 12.04 live USB failed. Suggestions?

I wanted to repair my system using live USB. In 12.04 Installation, there is no keep my files and repair the system only option (Which was introduced in 12.10). I went with the normal steps. The ...