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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copy pasting text in other languages from pdf

Here is a pdf I want to copy paste a few paragraphs and email to some friend I am on Ubuntu 12.04 (can not upgrade at this moment) when I copy paste then I get following  ...
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RV350 Radeon 9600SE Driver NOT working properly in Ubuntu 12.04

I have an older desktop PC (~10 years), which I recently upgraded (with used parts) to an AMD Athlon 64 x2 CPU, 3 GB of RAM and an ATI Radeon 9600SE graphics card. The idea is to use it for very basic ...
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How to let bash script knows if the open terminal is closed or not

I want to write piece of bash script that open a gnome-terminal tab and execute some commands in it after finishing execution terminal will close , i would like the make bash recognize if this ...
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ubuntu 12.04 can't detect my graphics card

I recently had to reformat my old Laptop, after installing Ubuntu 12.04 (same OS it had pre-format) I noticed that the graphics card couldn't be identified and the display was locked at a resolution ...
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Ubuntu 12.10: Package libc6-dev-i386 is not available

I'm building 32 bit boost thread libraries on 32 bit Ubuntu 12.10. When building I get the error /usr/include/gnu/stubs.h:7:27: error: gnu/stubs-32.h: No such file or directory I googled the problem ...
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Best Front/Backend Solution for Drag/Drop Web Framework for custom applications

I'm interested in creating a custom web UI framework that allows of the incorporation of custom applications that can be dragged and dropped. What would you all recommend as the best to code this in? ...
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USB ports are disabled and not working

My laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 has 3 USB ports but none of them is working. What should I do? Should I install a USB driver? $ lsusb Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp. Bus 001 Device 001: ...
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Updating http_proxy environment variable

I recently changed my password corresponding to my username for my proxy. Hence I updated the apt.conf and /etc/environment files with my new password. However when I type echo $http_proxy or ...
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Boot-tasks are being executed twice after upgrade to 14.04

after a distribution upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS I noted that the boot-process took longer than it should. I took a look at boot.log and saw that some boot-tasks have been executed twice. ...
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bash: /etc/bash.bashrc: Permission denied I have no name!@lappyname:~$

During resolving another problem I run this command : pkexec chmod 0440 /etc/sudoers pkexec chmod 0440 /etc/sudoers.d/README mount -o remount,rw / Than after error occurs and after reopen the ...
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How to get rid of the Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 0x300) driver? INTEL needed

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS only runs 2D mode after changing MB and CPU. It appears using the wrong video driver: "Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 0x300)" rather than the required "Intel" G43 version from the ...
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In XBMC, “OK”, “Vol +/-” and “Back” buttons not working

I have an Asus S1-AT5NM10E HTPC which has an integrated IR receiver. On Ubuntu 12.04, I have installed XBMC, but when I press "OK", "Vol +/-" or "Back" on my MCE remote (in fact, a Logitech Harmony ...
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Varnish 4 on 12.04

I would like to use the latest version of Varnish (4.0.1) on precise. I tried following the instructions posted here: https://www.varnish-cache.org/installation/ubuntu apt-get install ...
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Unable to Dual Boot Windows 8 ( 64bit ) and ubuntu 12.04

I bought new Asus Laptop with DOS and installed windows 8.1 64bit and then i installed Ubuntu 12.04 but as with other os my boot options does not show windows 8 and ubuntu Then i tried EasyBCD now ...
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Open VPN and Dynamic DNS Solution

I'm looking for recommendations on the best open source solution for a dynamic DNS + VPN solution. It appears Open VPN is the best option for the VPN portion, but I am unsure of which open source ...
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How to copy windows files to ubuntu, from Ubuntu

So long story short, I can't access windows 8.1 atm and would like to transfer my files (aka school notes) from windows to Ubuntu so I don't lose them. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 as a dualboot on a ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 failed to reboot after unsuccessful update done on 28/8/2013

I did update on 28/8/2013. It includes the kernel update, mesa update, firefox, thunderbird, python, etc... Before all updates finishes, my internet connection terminated, so in the next reboot my ...
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12.04 and Windows 7 Dual-boot won't connect with ethernet

My computer is dual-booted in 12.04 and Windows 7. I was connecting to the internet with an ethernet cable on 12.04 with no problems. But when I rebooted to Windows 7 I couldn't connect with ethernet. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS sources.list contents

This question is a followup for this [one].1 I've identified the problem as being related to different xorg driver versions. My /etc/apt/sources.list file on the upgraded system is as follows: # deb ...
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Having problem with sign in

I am new here and need help. I have a Toshiba Satellite L505 Laptop with 320GBHDD 3GB DDR2 memory. I have a dual boot system and rarely use Windows 7 system on it and have Ubuntu 12.04 on the ...
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Google lightning fast but all other sites painfully slow - ubuntu 12 lts -firefox and chromium wi-fi hotspot

Hi I am new to linux and have had a play with a few different distros (linux mint, ubunto 11, 12 and 14 and lubunto) over the weekend but I have a common problem I have found with browsing (happens ...
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Distorted and Choppy Audio

After installing 12.04 Precise on my PC, I have encountered some problems with audio output which did no occur when using Lucid. The sound is choppy and distorted in the lower tones. As I have no ...
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/usr/src is eating up all inodes

It seems /usr/src (apparently old kernels) used up all my inodes: Filesystem Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted on /dev/sda4 489600 489600 0 100% / devtmpfs ...
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Difference between these two methods of downloading linux source code

System info: root@zaidi:/home/uzair# uname -a Linux zaidi 3.11.0-26-generic #45~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 15 04:04:35 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux I am trying to write a simple device ...
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Installing boost on 12.04- have ran “sudo apt-get install libboost-all-dev”- now what?

I want to install the boost libraries on Ubuntu 12.04 so I ran: sudo apt-get install libboost-all-dev but now searching for a folder named "boost" I cannot seem to find where the files have been ...
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Unable to download the source code of linux that I am running

On my machine: root@zaidi:/home/uzair# uname -r 3.13.0-35-generic Also: root@zaidi:/usr/src# ls linux-headers-3.11.0-15 linux-headers-3.11.0-23-generic linux-headers-3.11.0-15-generic ...
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Dim/dark screen back after latest update [Ubuntu 12.04]

I booted a few minutes ago and everything was fine, update manager notified me about new updates so I decided to install them, and then poof, dim/dark screen is back in action. I did update grub, I ...
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Cannot Update from 12.04

I cannot update my laptop from 12.04 to anything higher. I keep getting messages saying server faulty. "Try again later." I have been trying for a month now without any success. I also get referred to ...
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can I get data from bad 14.04 install from the 12.04?

I had 13.0x on my system and didnt use it for months and months. I went to use the laptop and upgrades wouldn’t work ect. Its was not a LTS and had was not supported any longer. I couldn’t fine my ...
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Dropbox sync not working & now won't uninstall 12.04

After problems with syncing files I have given up on Dropbox on ubuntu. Tried reinstalling and got: Selecting previously unselected package dropbox. dpkg: regarding .../dropbox_1.6.2_i386.deb ...
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ubuntu back up data lost due to stolen laptop. can it be restores?

My laptop was stolen. Will it be possible to get my data using ubuntu backup? This is very important for my mathematical research.
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No sound on laptop speakers on an Acer Aspire 6920

Computer: Acer Aspire 6920 Card: HDA Intel Chip: Realtek ALC889 My problem is that the laptop build-in speakers don't play any sound. When i plug in my headphones the sound works normally, the same ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 updater not working

This is the error I keep on getting when I try to update anything. Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 12.10 _Quantal Quetzal_ - Release amd64 (20121017.5) quantal InRelease Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 12.10 _Quantal Quetzal_ ...
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hwe-support-status does not tell me how to upgrade to 12.04.5

According to 1204_HWE-EOL, there should be an option to upgrade to 12.04.5 HWE, however, I do not receive any such instructions from hwe-support-status. # uname -r 3.11.0-24-generic # ...
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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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12.04.x HWE Hardware Enablement Update broke Nvidia proprietary drivers

I run Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS 32 bit version and recently took the option to take the HWE upgrade from Update Manager. Now either the computer freezes or I go into a low graphic mode similar to the ...
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HP printer won't print

I just attached a HP Deskjet 3510 printer to my Ubuntu 12.04 computer via USB, which works with other devices. The printer is not recognized by HPLIP, as the device manager says "No Installed HP ...
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undo this terminal command:

I wanted to disable my power button in ubuntu 12.04, so I ran gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power button-power nothing that worked fine, but now I want to re-enable my power ...
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where is logind.conf in 12.04?

I have heard that the logind.conf file should be in /etc/systemd/logind.conf. however, it doesn't appear there, and a file search reveals that it isn't ANYWHERE. So what file replaces logind.conf, ...
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1204_HWE_EOL and Pentium III

I have a home server running Ubuntu server 12.04 on a Pentium III 933MHz. It has been working well for quite a while - mainly minidlna, samba, and transmission-bt. When 14.04 was released I did 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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Ubuntu is freezing?

I just installed Ubuntu on my HP envy laptop, which was previously running windows 8.1, and the screen has been freezing a lot. In order to fix the screen freezes, I close the laptop, and open it up ...
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How to update graphics card driver in ubuntu 12.04.1

I have an Asus eee r101 pc,and wonder if anyone knows how to update the graphics drive in Ubuntu 12.04
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Ubuntu 12.04 does not recognise CD

~$ wodim --devices wodim: Overview of accessible drives (1 found) : ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 0 dev='/dev/sg1' rwrw-- : 'MATSHITA' 'DVD-RAM UJ8B1AS' ...
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VirtualBox Extension Pack version?

I have installed VirtualBox from the repository on Ubuntu 12.04. I would like support for USB 2.0 devices, so the VirtualBox Extension Pack must be installed. However, I'm not sure which version is ...
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How to get rid off the Skype error “Skype can't connect.” on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my machine since long. I installed "Skype 4.2 for Linux". It was working fine till yesterday night. But today when I tried to log-in to skype I'm not able to do it. An ...
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Diskless with Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to setup a new diskless solution with ubuntu 12.04 without any success. I followed this howto: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DisklessUbuntuHowto But the initramfs seems not to be ...
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Crouton,Chromebook HP 14,Ubuntu 12.04 and a USB printer possible?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my wife's HP 14 Chromebook via Crouton method. The main reason was Libre Office, which she likes a lot more than the "Microsoft Word Online" option in Chrome OS. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation went wrong: wrong monitor

I have recently installed the 14.04 version of Ubuntu on my laptop, which previously had the 12.04 version. Everything went fine and I was happy with the update. However, something went wrong: when ...
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Raid 1 can't install Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to install Ubuntu desktop on HP Compaq 8000 from an Ubuntu live CD. I connected two disks in RAID, but in installation type, I can't select nothing.