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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New Ubuntu 14.04 install - can't connect to wifi

There are dozens of wifi problem here on askubuntu; I've tried the answers to several of them and nothing worked. The symptom is that my Wifi network does appear in the network menu, but when I try ...
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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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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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I can't install IceCat on ubuntu 12.04

I want to install IceCat on Terminal but it doesn't work. $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnuzilla-team/ppa && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install icecat -y Cannot access PPA ...
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Home folder does not open and “Continue to wait” message

After I upgraded almost everything in my system (it took a long time and I executed only one command from the terminal, probably sudo upgrade or update), my Ubuntu 12.04 became a mess. It sounds ...
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reliably restarting services using upstart or runit

I want to reliably restart my app and web server processes on crash. If I understand correctly, runit starts every service as a child process. If the child process crashes this sends a signal to the ...
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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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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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Minecraft not Executing

So, I've had Ubuntu for a good 6 months on my HP Chromebook 14. I downloaded and began playing Minecraft immediately with no problem. Then, today I go onto my laptop and open up Ubuntu. I double click ...
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Installing VLC media player in Ubuntu 12.04

Dear fellow community Members, I have tried to install VLC media player using various methods prescribed in the question answer tag. However, I am getting the following response : $ sudo apt-get ...
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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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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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How to access Vmware Esxi Server from Ubuntu 12.04.1

I want to take control of my VMware ESXi 5 Server through Ubuntu 12.04.1 desktop. Unfortunately there is no client available for Ubuntu. How can I do it?
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Unable to insall libgtk2.0-dev on ubuntu 12.04

I am using opencv 3 on ubunut 12.04 and while displaying an image the error message asks me to build the library with libgtk2.0-dev. I tried sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev but I get the following ...
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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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How to allow only one website through VPN from Squid?

I have configured VPN and Squid in Server. I tested it with iphone and both are working properly. But I'm facing some problem: If I give Squid proxy ip means all traffic goes through Squid and able ...
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squid and vpn traffic monitor

I have configured VPN and Squid in Server. I tested it with iphone and both are working properly. But I'm facing some problem: 1) if I give Squid proxy ip means all traffic goes through Squid and ...
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Dual Screen will only mirror after 12.04 upgrade

I have been using Ubuntu with a dual screen for years now, after upgrading to 12.04 LTS i cannot get my dual screen working properly Graphics: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro ...
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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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How to prevent Skype icon in launcher panel from spinning when new message is received?

I'm really irritated by the spinning of Skype icon when a new message is received. ( I am talking about this ) Is there a way to stop the spinning and leave just the default notification ...
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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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How to fix syslinux error creating a bootable USB stick in Windows?

I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 desktop and I am trying to create a bootable USB drive using the universal USB installer. However, I keep getting the message: An error(1) occurred while executing ...
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How to enable horizontal mouse wheel scrolling in unity?

I've read a few related questions: Enable horizontal scrolling in Ubuntu http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2097030 But hasn't given me the answer. Just plugged in a mouse in 12.04 and ...
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Incompatibily bet on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm making a Project about security aplications, and i'm having an incompatibility problem using nginx with naxsi and uwsgi modules on the same server. The Ubuntu version is 12.04 LTS Can help me ...
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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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Having trouble installing Bradcom STA driver

I just installed Ubuntu and love it so much, its so fast now. But I have a problem connecting to the internet. I checked and saw I have to install the driver Broadcom STA wireless driver but every ...
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iam unable to browse internet through tata photon while local area connection is established on 12.04

TATA photon is installed properly and it's working fine after disconnecting the local area connection
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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 invoke kernel with serial console?

How do I invoke the kernel with serial console on 12.04? In 10.04 I could just add console=ttyS0 in kernel line or install quiet console=ttyS0 on boot: line How do I do that in 12.04?
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How to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my Acer Aspire ZG5? [duplicate]

I have never used Ubuntu before and I need someone to help me with installation. I have a Acer Aspire one ZG5 and I have no idea about what to do after downloading Ubuntu to my device. By the way, I ...
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Installing wine on 12.04

Well, I wonder if I am doing the right thing. I need to install Wine on 12.04 as its not install by default, and I had use the command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa And sudo ...
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Valgrind does debug error

I have been trying to follow the online tutorial for Learn C The Hard Way. However after setting up valgrind (I followed other links that help setting up valgrind on ubuntu 12.04), when I try to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Volume up down mute stopped working

I'm using a Lenovo SL500 for several years now and suddenly the Volume keys stopped working. It could be that a kernel updated caused it - I don't know. However when I go to the keyboard settings -> ...
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Chromebook install Ubuntu but I can not to start Ubuntu. Acer C7

I followed all details in Johnny Phung's video Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on Acer C710 Chromebook (Complete Guide), but at the end of install and reboot steps, Ubuntu does not start. This is the second ...
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Ubuntu installation failed every time after choosing “install ubuntu alongside window 7”

I want to install Ubuntu with window 7 as a dual boot PC. After Booting from pendrive when I choose "intall ubuntu on Hard disk" , then installation window comes, I choose "do not connect to wifi ...
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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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How to install Honeyd in Ubuntu?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 in VMware. I have to test the working of honeyd. Suggest me the exact step by step installation process of Honeyd in Ubuntu.
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Cannot Install Ubuntu 12.04: “Installation Type” screen has no options

I am new to Ubuntu. I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from USB key (in a dual-boot with Windows 7) and I have exactly the same problem with the blank "Installation Type" described here: Ubuntu ...
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Brightness not changing Dell 15r SE and ubuntu 12.04

With my current laptop I can't change my brightness anymore I tried xbacklight -set 50 (nothing happened) and also changed this line grub_cmdline_linux_default= "quiet splash" to ...
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Creating a new user after install with encrypted home

Just trying to set up a secondary user after install on 12.04. My last system was 10.04 and it allowed me to create a new user with an encrypted home partition but when creating a new user on 12.04 ...
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Skype libqtgui4:i386 error

When i try to install skype on my DELL Intel® Core™ i3-4005U CPU @ 1.70GHz 64bit Ubuntu 12.04 lts i get libqtgui4:i386 when i try to run installation. I tried installing it from terminal with sudo ...
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VNC session very slow in 12.04 compared to older versions

I have a 12.04 X64 Desktop install on a machine where I previously had 10.10. Previously I've used both the built-in vino and tightvncserver to provide the VNC session. I connect to them using Chicken ...
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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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Alternative Open Source software to GFI end point security

What are the GUI open source alternatives To GFI end point security for Windows? knowing that I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 64bit Thanks in advance...
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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 can I print my own statement in terminal during kernel 4.0.4 compilation in Ubnutu 12.04

I tried to put some printk lines in start_kernel() function But those lines are not showing in terminal during compilation and install of kernel. I don't know how to do that. Or is there any way to ...
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Bars do not disappear watching videos full screen

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04. I switched to the classic view because I didn't feel comfortable with the unity. When I watch videos or movies, I double-click (as always) to make them full screen. But ...
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Claws mail: Filtering windows problem in Unity?

I have been informed, via the Claws mail users (e-mail) list, that the following issue may be Unity-related. Comments / ideas / suggestions? Thanks. Original question: Often when I am editing or ...
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how to install the Intel 82845G Graphics controller Ubuntu 12.04

in the page : http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Graphics&ProductLine=Desktop+graphics+drivers&ProductProduct=Intel%c2%ae+82845G+Graphics+Controller ...
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Postgres uninstall: “server.key has group or world access” error

I'm trying to uninstall postgresql, but its really complaining. I suspect something is broken. I'm on 12.04, installed via apt-get. sudo apt-get remove postgresql returns: Reading package ...