This version of Ubuntu, code-named Quantal Quetzal, was released on October 18, 2012. You should only use this tag if your question is hardware- or version-specific.

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Kubuntu 12.10 Updating Issue

I am wondering if anyone is having issues with updates from Ubuntu with version 12.10? It was working fine up until a monthish ago, and now I never get any update notifications, and when I manually ...
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i need help solving upgrade problem, “fetching upgrade failed,” 12.04 to 12.10

I am using xfce4 on an Acer c70 Chromebook. I managed to successfully update my system to 14.04 about a month ago using update manager, but was left with many unresolved bugs that I could not work ...
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How to Format Ubuntu Server? [duplicate]

How to Format Ubuntu server and wana install Windows Server 2008 R2?? Help me out Thanks Rohit V
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Installing app without terminal or software center [duplicate]

I was wondering if there was any way to install ubuntu packages without using the terminal or ubuntu software center. I recently installed ubuntu 12.10 and I am not able to install any packages ...
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Can't do anything on Ubuntu 12.10 [on hold]

I am using ubuntu 12.10 . I am dissappointed as I can't use anything on ubuntu 12.10. Whenerv I try to install an app through ubuntu software center, the following message appears: Failed to ...
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Upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

I am having troubles while trying to upgrade from ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Using "Update Manager -> New Ubuntu 12.10 can be installed. Upgrade" gives me error (translated into English myself) Download ...
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Can't install any softwares through software center nor packages or get update

I just installed ubuntu 12.10 i386. I am a newbie and doesn't know much about ubuntu but what to learn. After intallation, i tried sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get install <package>. When ...
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I have a problem with apt-get update, can help me? [on hold]

I have a problem in the process of apt-get update, and apt-get upgrade. Info: administracion4@PC-Emiliano ~ $ sudo apt-get update Obj http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg Ign ...
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Ubuntu TaskBar Hiding [on hold]

I am using Ubuntu12.10, I wanted to hide the "taskbar". I tried using gconf-editor by giving gconftool-2 --set --type bool /apps/panel/toplevels/top_panel_Screen0/auto_hide 1 but I couldn't find any ...
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Error while upgrading Ubuntu 12.10 quantul [duplicate]

i followed the instruction in link:How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? . previous error has cleared.but now it shows another error,it is like below: E: GPG error: ...
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Quantal Repositories have been removed? [duplicate]

Every single mirror is missing the Quantal dists. NOTICE: Before you comment, I do realize 12.10 is in End of Life status! But to totally restrict further usage? Unacceptable!
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Can I mix sources from different ubuntu versions?

As we know that we are using Repositories for installing packages and repositories configuration file located at /etc/apt/sources.list. I am using Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) which reaches End of ...
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How to install expect on ubuntu 12.10 ( quantal) [closed]

I tried to install expect package on ubuntu 12.10 using sudo apt-get install expect command but getting following error Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Update: Failed to fetch Error: non-PPA sources, non-CDROM sources [closed]

I have Ubuntu 12.10 and I'm trying to go to 13.04 to eventually reach 14.04. I tried these instructions: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RaringUpgrades But I have the issue that when I run ...
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Error trying to install jokosher

So im trying to install jokosher but i keep receiving an error, also tried to install ather programs such as qtractor but still having trouble... Already tried to run apt-get update but wouldnt work.. ...
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quantal (12.10) ubuntu repos [closed]

I'm trying to install HTSeq (bioinformatics tool) on a server running Ubuntu quantal (12.10) and for that I need to install some packages so I use the following command: sudo apt-get install ...
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Can't find archive for package libx264-123 [closed]

I received a message saying "There seems to be a programming error in aptdaemon, the software that allows you to install/remove software and to perform other package management related tasks." I then ...
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12.10 does not recognise my wireless router [closed]

I have intermittent connectivity issues with my router. It connects at times, but sometimes the system fails to realize the router at times. I am not able to figure out what exactly is the issue ...
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unable to upgrade 12.10 to subsequent releases [duplicate]

I know 12.10 is no longer supported and that transition period ended in May or July 2014. I simply wanted to upgrade to 13.10, and from there on to 14.05 doing the usual sudo do-release-upgrade ...
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How to detect the vga signals [closed]

I am currently working on Ubuntu 12.10. We have functionality as we have two cameras (say left and right cams) for recording the videos which creates two different streams as stream-1 and stream-2. ...
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Xfce Session won't start, permission problem

we came across a problem with ubuntu, while trying to upgrade the installation from 12.10 Quantal to 13.04 Raring. The Upgrade itself was okay, but afterwards the xfce desktop won't start, but the ...
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Can't update ubuntu 12.10 in Lenovo G580 [closed]

I'm above mentioned laptop running ubuntu 12.10.When i issue sudo apt-get update it shows Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Release amd64 (20130213) precise Release.gpg Ign ...
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Battery icon missing in gnome-shell panel

I have lost the battery icon on panel when I rotated the screen using ccw (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and can't get it back. dconf editor → com → canonical → indicator → appmenu → power shows icon policy ...
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SSH remote commands very slow after migrating from 12.10 to 14.04 on EC2

I had a number of 12.10 machines running on EC2 and provisioned them using scripts built around: ssh scp rsync Now I have replaced most of my 12.10 machines with 14.04 machine and am finding that ...
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Installing Ubuntu in Sony Vaio svf15213

My Laptop is Sony Vaio SVF15213SN. It comes with preinstalled windows 8 64bit. I tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 32 bit along with this windows by changing BIOS settings from UEFI to legacy mode. ...
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Scalpel recovers RAR file but the recovered file is very small in size

I am using scalpel to recover an accidently deleted rar file which is 476 MB in size. I have the following config setting to recover rar files: rar n 10000000000000000000 Rar! ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 on Nokia 3G Booklet. Yay or Nay? [on hold]

Just today, I received a message from the Ubuntu Software Updater saying, "Software Updates are no longer provided for Ubuntu 12.10. To stay secure, you should upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10." I know Unity's ...
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How do I regain access to command line/terminal and restore Ubuntu

I have a newish Lenovo Ideapad 510P with Nvidia graphics and I recently wanted to upgrade from 12.04 to the brand new 14.04. Ubuntu's website seemed to detail that the best way to do this was to ...
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How to reinstall UBUNTU from dell BIOS revision A10

I got a Dell latitude D620 for free recently and the person who gave it to me had Ubuntu 12.04 loaded on it. While updating the update software removed "unessential" packages. Now when I try to boot ...
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dinotrace viewer installation [duplicate]

I have install dinotrace on Ubuntu 12.10. instructions on this link: http://www.veripool.org/projects/dinotrace/wiki/Installing Getting the following error in make cmd: ...
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how to resolve this problem on npm start [closed]

nikhil@nikhil-HP-2000-Notebook-PC:~$ npm start npm ERR! Error: ENOENT, open '/home/nikhil/package.json' npm ERR! If you need help, you may report this *entire* log, npm ERR! including the npm and node ...
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rsp_write failed bad file descriptor

After downloading Terminal for Ubuntu 12 and typing terminal in the command line I receive rsp_write() failed: Bad file descriptor. A white bar and under it says FAILOVER #1. Not sure what to do from ...
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12.04 upgrade to 12.10

I am a newbie to Ubuntu and not a techie. I have been working on 12.04 for a while without any problems. After being prompted to upgrade to 12.10, i did but to my sorrow. 1st i had everything on my ...
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How to remove uninstalled wine app icons from unity dash?

I had installed LAN Messenger (for Windows) using wine but i found out that LAN Messenger is also available for linux so: I uninstalled LAN Messenger from wine. I also removed wine. deleted the ...
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my ubuntu 12.10 doesn't work and i can't install another os

I've upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 on a low-end machine. It doesn't work properly, After I log into the system it shows a black screen with a (movable) mouse and I've read here about a case ...
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Problem with keybord and mouse after uprgrading to 13.10

I upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10 and then to 13.10 and after system restart my mouse and keybord don't work. There's no even pointer on the desktop. What is wrong? How to fix it? Marcin
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Removed sound devices?

I use Ubuntu 12.10 with Cinnamon GUI. From time to time it asks me this strange question. Of course I did not remove any hardware from my Lenovo T420. Also I don't have KDE at all installed at all, ...
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system crash after attempted upgrade to 12.10 from 12.04

I have a lenovo 3000 J series that was running Ubuntu 12.04. I wanted to upgrade to the most recent supported version of Ubuntu, but read that I need to do so one step at a time and that the first ...
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How to change the volume of left channel using pulseaudio

I am recording the video using logitech camera and bluetooth microphone. Logitech can used for recording both audio and video. When I turn on bluetooth microphone in the middle of recording, it is ...
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Ubuntu disappeared after upgrade!

I just wanted to upgrade my 12.04 LTS version to 12.10. After the upgrade and restarting I encounter just a black page with no messages and nothing! Does anyone have an idea about the reasons of this ...
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How to replicate one ubuntu system to other ubuntu system as it is [closed]

In my system I have installed ubuntu 12.10 (consider as system A). Also I have set up another system with ruby and some other system configuration like important drivers and all the other api that ...
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How to activate graphics card? [on hold]

I use ubuntu 12.10. I use this driver: I run: sam@sam:/opt/ros/morse/share/morse/examples/tutorials$ lspci|grep VGA 02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF114 [GeForce GTX 560] ...
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/usr/bin/X eating all the CPU [on hold]

I have Ubuntu 12.10 system and it works slow. For checking I ran Htop command and found out that /usr/bin/X -nocursor :0 -core -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/:0 -nolisten tcp vt7 -n eating all the ...
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Connecting to Network problems [on hold]

I have an Ubuntu 12.10 HP laptop. I'm having trouble with connecting to this one certain network. The network itself seems to be working well for everyone else that's using it, so it seems to be ...
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Control the screen resolution of an external projector with a long cable

I'm using a Lenovo W530 with (soon to be upgraded) 12.10. Whenever I plug-in an external moitor screen resolution discovery is accurate and I can use dual screen mode happily. However the situation ...
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lxpanel does not load automatically

I just upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10, I had to repair the video driver and Xorg installation. After a long struggle I get it working but several problems remain: I am using LXDE (Lubuntu) desktop. ...
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A black screen is appearing once I enter my password [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.10. It was working properly. But now if I enter the password, a black screen is coming, I cant do anything. But I can enter as Guest user. Please help me to solve this problem. ...
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AppArmor and Feature Buffer Full

After upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 12.10 LTS, upon boot my laptop appears to hang with a black screen and a cursor (not blinking). When disabling the boot arguments "splash" and "quiet" for ...
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connect to mobile broadband using dongle

so i bought this vodafone dongle K4201 I. however whenever i connect it to my laptop on ubuntu 12.10 it doesn't show any internet to connect to. i tried using the option 'create vpn connection' but ...
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Cannot play mkv 1080p video in VLC, video is distorted

I am trying to play a 1080p mkv video with VLC and I am getting distorted video image. That is, like it's drawing a 30% of the image (from the top) and the remaining segment is distorted. When ...