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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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 build-...
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Grub resue error insmod normal File not Found

I have a Dual Boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Using Disk Management in Windows, I deleted the Ubuntu partition, but when i restart my computer, I'm getting Grub Rescue Command. I Tried ls (hd0,...
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12.04 Changing the Keyboard Layout

I want to edit my keyboard layouts, because randomly? my keyboard layout will switch from 'English (Canada)' to 'English', completely screwing up how I type, and the only way I have found to fix it is ...
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How to install .debs in a folder using a single command?

Hello I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 and I've got the .debs of the softwares I had been using in Oneiric. I wanna install them all!! But the problem is I can't install them one by one [due to shortage ...
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chromium-browser is stuck at version 37.0.2062.120 on Ubuntu 12.04 (using precise-updates)

Why is it stuck at v37 when Chromium v39 is already in trusty-updates, for example? Precise is still supported, right? The maintainers are also the same…
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Ubuntu sound volume is 40% lower than in Windows

I have 2x 2.1 speakers connected to the computer where I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed. On the software side I've set all the volume controls to 100% with the alsamixer program. The speakers have ...
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How to make Gmail open when clicking mailto: links in the same browser it is clicked?

I just installed 12.04 and when clicking mailto: links Thunderbird opens. I want Gmail to open in the browser that the mailto: link is clicked. So if I am in Firefox and click a mailto: link a new FF ...
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No wireless or wired internet after installing ubuntu desktop 12.04

After installing ubuntu 12.04, I can not connect to the internet wirelessly or wired. my pc is a recent machine may be this is a problem of incompabity, the result of ifconfig -a is in this image. ...
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Create unity shortcuts to WINE applications 12.04

I have just gone through the process of getting ubuntu onto my main PC, no issues, was absolutely brilliant how its done it and loved that I could read the web while installing too, I have WINE ...
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how to burn cd with the CD/DVD creator

Is there some trick to burning a cd with the CD/DVD creator? I'm installing k3b because that's a known entity. What is this, and where is the "burn" button? Help just tells me this is Nautilus 3....
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Error 8000 - Installing Ubuntu on an old PC with bootable DVD

Is there an ISO file with less than 700 MB? I cannot put the ISO file 'ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-i386' with 707 MB on CD having only 700 MB. I tried to make a bootable DVD but when booting PC says: ...
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How do you install oDesk Team for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I am need of assistance on how to install oDesk Team (www.odesk.com/downloads) for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have tried downloading the 12.04 versions for Ubuntu but all I see in the status is Error: ...
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no sound after suspend/resume

I have no audio on lubuntu 12.04 after resuming from suspend. I tried sudo alsa force-reload to no avail. Sound works after reboot. Please help.
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Matlab can't find /lib/libc.so.6 in 12.04

I'm trying to open Matlab (32 bit version) in 12.04, with matlab -glnx86 but it returns /usr/local/bin/matlab: 1: /usr/local/temp/bin/util/oscheck.sh: /lib/libc.so.6: not found /usr/local/temp/bin/...
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all packages removed with apt-get remove, how to recover

I was trying to uninstall python2.7 package using apt-get remove, but it seems all packages are removed. I think I tried with "sudo apt-get remove python2.7". After reboot left pane is not coming on ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04: Bad archive mirror

I get stucked when installing Ubuntu Server 12.04 on my laptop. When it comes to "Choose a mirror of the Ubuntu archive", I get 'bad archive mirror' error. I've tried many times with other options ...
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creating an elaborate partition table (13 partitions)

I'm trying to create a partition table for an Android system to use on the odroid-c2 board but the table I need to create is so complicated; it consists of 13 partitions as shown in this link I tried ...
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Question regarding the dhcpd.leases file for ISC-DHCP-SERVER (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64)

Backstory: I am in the process of replacing a SINGLE Debian 3.1 (Sarge) ISC-DHCP-SERVER with 2 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64 servers running ISC-DHCP-SERVER in failover mode. I've been unable to find the ...
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ubuntu 12.04 installed on formatted hdd, fails to boot past welcome page

Disk was formatted with ext4 and swap and the installer indicated system installed. On boot I can go to the page showing ububtu, recovery, mem tests but when ubuntu is chosen we get a black screen ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on the C Drive without losing any data from the other drives?

This is the first time I am installing Linux. I have Windows 7 on my C drive. I want to just format the C drive and then install Linux on the C drive only. So how can I install it on only the one ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu will require reinstalling Matlab and mtrack?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I am considering upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I already read a similar post about it: Is it necessary to upgrade to 14.04 LTS or can I stand in 12.04 LTS forever with no ...
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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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Why can't I see my Wireless Router a D'Link DIR 615 - Ubuntu 12.04? I can see all the other active wireless connections.

Details: I have a D'Link DIR 615 Router that I have been using for 3 years with Ubuntu 11.10 - with no problems. I have a Dell Inspiron 15R with dual boot of Windows 7 and now, Ubuntu 12.04 - after ...
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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 ~/.vnc/...
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How can I install Origin software

I need to install "Origin" software for graph plottings, analysis, etc. It is basically windows supported. But I have installed WINE, thereby installed few windows supported softwares and using it. ...
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how to change default lan connection in ubuntu 12.04 server

I want to change eth1 as default connection but in my server the default connection is eth0. To change default lan connection in ubuntu 12.04 server please help me.
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How to install code block?

I am using 12.04 64 bit ubuntu and I want to install Code Block IDE please guide me ? Is there any repository ?
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Cannot see shared folder in /mnt/hgfs

I am trying to share a folder between Lubuntu 13.04 (in VMware player) and Windows 7 64 bit. I followed a tutorial till step 16. I typed a command and saw nothing. I also went into the /mnt/hgfs ...
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Slept updating ubuntu

I've been using Ubuntu for quite some time now and I absolutely love it. I recently purchased a laptop (Dell Inspiron 15r 3542) which is supported by Ubuntu, and have pre-istalled ubuntu 12.04. So, it ...
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How to install h.264 decoder?

I tried playing videos in movie player but only the audio could be heard. I tried playing the video with dragon player but here also only the audio could be heard. A message box appeared showing the ...
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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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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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Set clang-3.8 as default

I have installed clang 3.0 and clang 3.8: $ sudo update-alternatives --config clang update-alternatives: error: no alternatives for clang. How can I set 3.8 as /usr/bin/clang?
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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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Package 'lib32ncurses5-dev', 'lib32z1-dev' has no installation candidate [NOT a duplicate, I tried all soution posted here]

I'm trying to build blink(content_shell) on Ubuntu 12.04 32bit and I am stuck on build/install-build-deps.sh. I think I have tried every single solution that I found on stackoverflow Error Log: It ...
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Difficulties installing D-Link DWA-182 Drivers for Ubuntu

When will Ubuntu have these drivers available for download? Seems the Drivers for DWA-182 were released on 06/17/2014. They are for Linux! However, I just don't know how to install them and I have ...
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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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Create FTP users with limited access only to home directory Ubuntu 12.04

I'm having Ubuntu 12.04 server and I have installed VSFTPD service for FTP. I'm trying to create a FTP user who has access only to /var/www/ directory and all permissions for sub-directories. ...
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Autostart conky in XFCE

i want to autostart Conky in Ubuntu 12.04 / XFCE. I tryed to start this script with "automatic starting applications" in sessions options: sleep 6 conky But it does not work.
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12.04 apt-get maybe broke apache2

Our hub server runs 12.04 with apache2. Friday it was OK. Saturday night I did apt-get update and upgrade. I noticed there was a new apache2. Well, now the server is busted. All I get is Connection ...
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New update came out and messed up my world

A few months ago an update came out. I was running 14.04 LTS and the update crashed my system. I had to revert to 12.04.5 and lost all my files in the process. I would like to upgrade/update but it ...
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USB ports all stopped working

I have an Acer E5-571-74F7 running Ubuntu 12.04.5. Recently all the USB ports stopped being recognized. lsusb shows nothing installed in any of them. Headphones, flash drive, logitech mouse. All ...
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How do I update to Ubuntu kernel 3.13.0 on 12.04 LTS without breaking the Nvidia graphics driver?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 "LTS" on a Lenovo W530 (Nvidia Optimus architecture) and updated the kernel to 3.13.0-32-generic as the version of the kernel I was running was going out of support, 3.5.0-52-...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boot up

I have an old Lenovo that was running 14.04. It crashed. I put in a new hard drive and tried to install 16.04 but it wpouldn't take the dvd. I finally ended up installing 12.04. Everything went fine ...
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Run Ubuntu on an iMac G5

I have an old iMac G5 (without a webcam) that I would like to get running Ubuntu. The iMac has no hard drive in it, and I would like to get a live CD running so I can test out Ubuntu before I buy a ...
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Issues with downloading

unfortunately im not particularly experienced with ubuntu as ive only ever used windows but my laptop has been set up with ubuntu for work. Whenever i try to download any type of software from either ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 screen automatically scrolling down [on hold]

I have removed windows 7 and installed ubuntu 14.04 in my system. I observed that all the screens like browswe, writer, editor, any menu list automatically scrolling down. down arrow kay also not ...
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how to install libmysqld-dev on ubuntu 12.04?

When I enter the command: sudo apt-get install libmysqld-dev I get this message: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could ...
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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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How can I create a simple debian package from binary?

I have been researching debian packaging, but I can't seem to figure out how to package a C# mono application made up of a single executable and a few resource files. Can anyone help me figure out? ...