This version of Ubuntu is no longer supported since May 16, 2014. Code-named Quantal was released on October 18, 2012.

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Ubuntu 12.10 not installing via USB stick

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R (N5010) and I downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 onto a 4 GB memory stick. Nothing comes up about installation. The only thing that comes up is Install Ubuntu (F:) in AutoPlay. I open ...
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Can't mount USB flash drives or my CD/DVD drives

How can I fix the permissions to get rid of the following error and mount my USB and internal CD/DVD drive: Adding read ACL for uid 1000 to `/media/bret' failed: Operation not supported These ...
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Firefox won't start from launch menu - hangs on FUTEX_WAIT_PRIVATE

(12.10, both KDE and xfce4) For some reason, Firefox has stopped working when launched from the window manager's launcher. The program runs, but nothing happens. If I try again, I get an error ...
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KDE theme appears in Unity, Cinnamon, and XFCE

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 with Unity, Cinnamon, XCFE, and KDE installed. Every time I run KDE, the KDE theme appears in all the applications when run on any of the other desktops. I'd really ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 and Prolong SSD life

I will be installing Ubuntu 12.10 on a SSD as a dual boot with Windows 7. I also have a HDD that will be used as a data drive. I was thinking of having: / on SSD /home on HDD swap on HDD Is there ...
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Bluetooth - can't browse files in ubuntu 12.10

I can send files to my phone , but I can't browse the files ... my bluetooth informations : ~$ lsusb | grep Bluetooth Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0a5c:21b4 Broadcom Corp. BCM2070 Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR ...
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Cannot install Nvidia graphics driver

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 12.10.When I tried to install nvidia drivers the following errors occurred. Please help. Can I use Nvidia drivers with Unity? khat33b@Oa:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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Synaptic installation problem Ubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

I'm not able to install Synaptic, please help me. jhon@jhon-Inspiron-N5010:~$ sudo apt-get install synaptic [sudo] password for jhon: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Easy brightness control

I came from linux mint they had a really nice applet for adjusting the brightness. Is there something like that, or can it be done by hotkeys or something? I am on ubuntu 12.10.
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IS it possible to upgrade from 12.10 to 14.04 LTS version

is it possible to upgrade from ubuntu 12.10 version to 14.04 LTS version, Please tell me the steps Thanks in Advance!!!!
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Headphones not working on Windows after installing Ubuntu

2 hours ago I installed Ubuntu while listening to music on my headphones (wubi install). I then also played music on Ubuntu just fine, yet when I rebooted into Windows, without doing anything else ...
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upgrade to 13.04 from 12.10 without quantal repo [duplicate]

I have recently been made a temporary owner of an old 12.10 Ubuntu machine so I can upgrade it to the latest(14.04). So I am trying to upgrade to the 13.04 as per ubuntu website, and from there to 14....
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Help needed! Nvidia/Intel graphics driver installation problem on 12.10

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10. My PC isn't auto detecting my drivers, I've tried installing the graphic drivers from the additional drivers section, but it shows nothing. when I open up the "About this ...
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ubuntu 12.10 not updating [closed]

I upgraded from ubuntu 12.04 to ubuntu 12.10. After this it is not updating . THe software updater gives the following error : W:Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dists/...
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Can't get bootloader to work using easyBCD

When rebooting the computer, only Windows 8 will be visible in bootloader. Computer: HP Envy 17 OS 1: Ubuntu 12.10 32 bit OS 2: Windows 8 64 bit Disk partitions on system: (data from windows disk ...
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Hebrew font in Terminal ubuntu 12.10

I have files on usb DOK that I can't accesses since the folder name is in Hebrew I use Ubuntu 12.10 ll /media/user/KINGSTON drwx------ 16 user user 8192 Apr 28 16:40 ??????????/ ll /media/ilan/...
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Why am I unable to mount my cd/dvd drives?

Sorry to ask this question which has been asked by dozens of other people, but it seems that though the symptoms may be the same, most people have different issues. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Acer ...
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Upgrading from 12.10 now that it's end of lifed? [duplicate]

I'm trying to upgrade my 12.10 system, but I can't even run the Software Updater because it dies when trying to find the now non-existent quantal packages. Similarly with command line level apt-get ...
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Cairo Dock is uninstalled but the entry is still there in the Ubuntu login screen

I have tried reinstalling it and then purging the package, but the entry is still there. I have used sudo apt-get clean as well and I have tried using deborphan. None of these will remove the entry. ...
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Ubuntu 12.10: package manager is broken (I think)

Please note: I'm a newbie with Ubuntu, only just beginning to get a grasp on terminal, etc. Whenever I try to install anything using terminal, with sudo apt-get install vlc it works fine untill ...
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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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Why is Unity so slow?

I recently installed this 12.10 version. I am facing problem with the user interface. like opening browsers and opening dash home and typing in dash home bar and also it is very slow if I try to ...
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How to install php IMAP for php5-fpm?

I'm trying to install Vtiger CRM on ubuntu. This require IMAP. How to install PHP IMAP for php5-fpm?
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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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How to run Blackberry Desktop Software?

I need Blackberry Desktop Software because my pics are encrypted and my computer can't read them, and looks like that program is the only way to decrypt them. But I can't execute the program on Wine. ...
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Ubuntu login screen changed to KDE

I use Ubuntu, With different Desktop enviroments. I had KDE for a while and after a week, suddenly my login screen changed to the look of KDE. There is only one problem: in the Ubuntu login screen, ...
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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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No native mode forcing panel scaling

I have Dual OS in my computer, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10. Until recently, both OS were working fine, but recently, when I get the GRUB menu and choose Ubuntu, I get the following error message 12....
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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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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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Wine 1.5 %ProgramFiles% error

I'm trying to install d3dx9 with winetricks on wine 1.5 from ppa and I keep getting an error. I tried: WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.win32 winecfg sudo WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.win32 winetricks ...
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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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How to make Samsung multifunction printer work under Ubuntu?

Hi how do I set this Samsung CLX 3305FN printer scanner to scan? I can get the printer to work both USB and Network, but simple scan tells me nothing is detected? Can someone tell me what I need ...
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How do I install Avira?

I'm new to Ubuntu and want detailed guidance on installing Avira. I read the Manual and did all the procedures but eventually the terminal says to me License has expired at 2012-09-12. Warning: No ...
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Why can't I get Firefox to close?

Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Firefox process, or restart your system. I keep getting this error message when I try to ...
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UI Problem in Ubuntu after give update and run VLC player

I have Ubuntu 12.10 in my Lenovo G580 machin.I have given update to my system two days before VLC player and other applications are working fine till that date.After that update i can't run VLC player ...
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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 cdrom://...
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How to remove GPT from HDD?

I have a Asus K55VM-Sx027V laptop and I formated it with Ubuntu because whenever I tried to install Windows 7 64bit, it wouldn't let me because my HDD had GPT protection. Now that I have Ubuntu 12.10,...
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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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Ubuntu 12.10 64b does not shutdown [closed]

I am a new linux user so i am not familiar with what actually is needed to check. When shutting down or trying to restart i get a screen with yellow letters and the system does not close or restart. ...
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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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Network adapter suddenly stopped working under Ubuntu 12.10

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and the network adapter suddenly stopped working. Running ifconfig, the eth0 information is not shown anymore as before (only the lo information is shown). Running lspci, the ...
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ACER ASPIRE ONE, WIFI Atheros Communications Inc. AR9462 problem with 12.10

I have an Acer Aspire One AO756-Series, equipped with a wifi controller Atheros Communications Inc. AR9462 Everything worked fine on 12.04, but when I upgraded to 12.10 I experimented some issues : ...
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“Missing Operating System” - Dual boot, 12.10 on MacBookPro4,1

I followed these instructions for installing Ubuntu Dual-Boot with OSX Lion, but when I finished and restarted it said "Missing Operating System". I restarted a few more times and I got the same ...
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12.10 error upon bootup and upgrade

I upgraded to 12.10 in my quest to get to 14.04, but my computer (HP Pavilion dv 6c47cl) doesn't seem to like 12.10. It won't load to the gui, and so I am forced to go to the command line if I want 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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Upgrading from 12.04 to 12.10 resulted in boot process sticking with “The disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready or present” [duplicate]

I just performed an upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10, and everything seemed to go as expected. As the upgrade was finishing I was asked to restart the computer, which I did. Once I restarted, however, the ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Unity Dash transparency problem

I have just upgraded my Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 and there is following problem. When I press super button to show Unity Dash I get wrong background image behind the dash box. Especially I can see part ...
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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 ...