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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Three's mobile broadband

I've recently downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 and it seems great. I just can't get my Three Ireland mifi dongle to work at all. When I plug it in, it only recognizes it as a storage devise. Any ideas on how ...
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upgrade from 12.10 to 13.x - says “no new release found”

I'd like to upgrade from 12.10 to 13.10, even if that means upgrading to 13.04 first dell@dell:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.10 ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 failing to boot during installation from usb in uefi mode

I have been trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 (64 bit) in my new laptop which has Windows 8 already installed. Initially the usb is booted using efi. But after I select either "Try Ubuntu" or "Install ...
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Transmission won't connect to any peers

After my upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 12.10, Transmission won't download from an anti-leech tracker (ALT). If I download a torrent via Magnet Link, everything works fine, but if I download from ...
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Wifi disconnected in dell Inspiron 15r 5537 Ubuntu 12.04

I have dell Inspiron. I buy just 2 days ago I install when I update it after restart wifi disconnected and also firmware for Linux kernel drivers fail to install. Please tell me what to do I m worried ...
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Add an entry for Ubuntu on Windows 8 boot loader

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 by creating free space in Windows 8 and then using that space to create 3 partitions, one for SWAP, one for GRUB (mounting point is /boot) and one for the actual OS. I ...
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Ubuntu won't function properly after upgrade to 12.10

I recently upgraded to 12.10 and it froze at configuring sudo so I shut it down and started it back up and it booted into 12.10 with one problem: I couldn't connect to the internet via wired ethernet ...
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Typing while Desktop is in focus to navigate to folder

Back in 12.10 I used to be able to just start typing (while the Desktop or open folder window was in focus) and the folder or file name I would type would get selected. Then I could press enter to ...
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12.10 upgrade failed, please help. getting boot error [duplicate]

I was doing the upgrade 12.04 to 12.10 everything went fine, final step was to restart, while rebooting it came up with.... error; file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found. grub rescue
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Ubuntu 12.10 working very slow

My computer is working very slow after installing Ubuntu 12.10 Final. Before I used to have Ubuntu 11.10 and it is working very fine for me, but after installing Ubuntu 12.10 it makes me very angry, ...
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Manual mounting of cifs works fine, but not in fstab

I have a mounting problem that drives me mad at the moment... Using the manual mounting command sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.1.1/shareName /media/shareName -o ...
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How to dual boot ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 8.1 in Toshiba laptop [duplicate]

I've used wubi installer in windows 8.1 and tried installing ubuntu 12.04. Everything when on fine but I couldnt boot into ubuntu, it was unable to find wublidr.mdr file. Thus, I am not able to reboot ...
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Installing windows 8 on Ubuntu 12.10 with windows 8 already installed

I don't know that if it sounds confusing but what I want to do is that install windows 8 along with Ubuntu 12.10 (already installed). I have windows 8 previously installed as well and I want to ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 and VMware Workstation 9: RAM caching causes severe performance drops

I have read plenty of threads on memory caching and the standard response of "large cache is good, it shouldn't effect performance", "the kernel knows best". I have recently upgraded from 12.04 to ...
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Permanently fix Chrome scroll speed

So, I am changing the scroll speed in Ubuntu using this answer: Change mouse wheel scroll speed in Chrome on 12.04 (edit starter bar commandline) Exec=/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome ...
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Wireless networks never show up, after trying almost everything

I got a new laptop and I installed Ubuntu 13.04, and then I noticed wifi isn't working. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and now I'm still at 12.10 with no wifi. I have this wireless USB card (I'm connected ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 : wifi card BCM43142 not working

I'm having troubles with my Broadcom wireless adapter bcm43142. I tried this solution: Help I haved no wireless sinced installing updates on 12.10 (the 2nd one, because the WiFi card does not appear ...
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Downgrade Ubuntu 12.10 to 12.04 [duplicate]

is there a way to downgrade Ubuntu 12.10 to 12.04 without any installation cds AND WITHOUT LOSING ANY DATA. Sorry for the caps, some people miss the improtant part. Also I know an alternate cd would ...
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Problem installing apt-proxy

I have ubuntu 12.10 and i wish to make this machine a mirror for apt-get requests. I made successfull installation of apt-proxy using sudo apt-get install apt-proxy i followed following link: ...
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overheating processors - Ubuntu 12.10

I have an hp pavilion dv4 , and i have many problems with the hardware of the machine and the software. Here I describe the BIOS information ACPI 2.0 present. OEM Identifier: HPQOEM RSD Table ...
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Can't boot after upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10

after installing 3 days ago Ubuntu 12.04, today I was asked to upgrade to 12.10. I did it and after rebooting, I have the purple screen of ubuntu for a second, and then I got a black one permanently. ...
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Which operating system takes more advantage of multi core cpus [closed]

I want to know which one will benefit more from amd 8 (or in multi core setup in general) core setup windows or Ubuntu or there will be no difference ?? thank you in advanced
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Ubuntu 12.10 Skype webcam microphone not working

This is making me crazy. After upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10, Skype 4.1.0.20 can't use my web cam microphone anymore. I can record correctly from the web cam microphone using the sound recorder the ...
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how to disable welcome message in minicom

I'v receive welcome message as below and i want to remove that when i start minicom, please help. Welcome to minicom 2.5 OPTIONS: I18n Compiled on Dec 7 2011, 12:04:29. Port /dev/ttyUSB0 Press ...
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System shutdown during Ubuntu upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10

My laptop Lenovo V570 shutdown during the upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 On rebooting, i saw the display was messed up with a max resolution of 1024x768. Also, no network interfaces are found except ...
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Generating core files on Ubuntu

Recently I've been trying to enable core dumps on Ubuntu. I made a simple program, that would crash (it writes some data out of array). At first, core dumps weren't generated. This was because ulimit ...
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Crashes when using gnome tweak tool with Gnome 3.4.1

When i try to luch gnome-tweak-tool from terminal i get INFO : No translated schema for org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences (domain: gsettings-desktop-schemas) ERROR : Could not find any typelib ...
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Change / Choose install path for a .deb

I would like to know if it is possible to choose where a .deb file will be installed, or if it is possible to move it after the installation to another directory without troubles for the app. I am ...
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How to access hp-plugin-ubuntu in 12.10

I have updated 12.10. When I run my printer, HP 1022 Laserjet, I receive a pop up that tells me: HP Laserjet 1022 printer has an optional proprietary plugin. Run hp-plugin-ubuntu. So, I input: ...
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java error for crawlers using nutch

I tried to crawl my URL but I get this error rshu@ubuntu:~/Documents/apache-nutch-2.2.1$ cd src rshu@ubuntu:~/Documents/apache-nutch-2.2.1/src$ bin/nutch inject urls bin/nutch: line 243: ...
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How to access information on SD Cards Ubuntu 12.10

I am running the arm version of Ubuntu 12.10. I need to install programs and view videos and such from an SD Card. Is that possible, and how could I accomplish that? Thanks in advance! P.S. I am ...
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Resizing ARM Ubuntu Desktop to fit Screen

Well, I am a new member and I have never used Ubuntu before. Yesterday, my mele a1000g single core mini pc arrived in the mail. I tried to use berryboot to install Ubuntu, but it didn't work. So, I ...
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System no longer boots after 12.04 to 12.10 upgrade

I recently upgraded my system from 12.04LTS to 12.10, and now it no longer boots. I got the following messages over and over again: error: font file format error: 1st section must be FILE error: no ...
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Is it feasible to install and play games in steam while steam is in Wine (PlayOnLinux)

So I downloaded steam on PlayOnLinux and I installed some random games and they open but I can't do anything with them I can move the mouse around and the menu buttons change, but I can't actually ...
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Hide Launcher Bar for All Users

I tried hiding my launcher bar on my local account, but when I go to other users on the active directory, it is still there.
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Kernel panic on boot: not syncing (HP dv6, Ubuntu 12.10 64bit)

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 64bit on an HP Pavillion dv6. Everything works fine except I randomly get a kernel panic "not syncing" when booting. After manually rebooting I usually get the same error; ...
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What is the workaround for Medtronic Carelink Ubuntu compatibility?

I am taking a wild shot here: I am a type 1 diabetic who is going on the Insulin pump. Unfortunately, the Medtronic Carelink USB device that uploads data from the pump online only has windows ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 no audio via hdmi on a ASUS F1A75-V PRO AMD

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Desktop but theirs no sound through the HDMI cable. I tried to set up the setting that comes with Ubuntu but still nothing. This is my motherboard ASUS F1A75-V ...
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unable to listen sound in my Ubuntu system

I have installed Ubuntu 12 on my system. I have inbuilt speaker in my LCD monitor. Everything is working fine but I am unable to listen sound when I play music or any video file. I can see video on ...
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12.10 will not boot on HP Mini 210. Reverted to 12.04. How to import old files & settings?

Supposedly there is already an answer to this (re a Mini 1000) but when I follow the link it goes to a different problem. I have been running 12.04 LTS on my Mini 210 quite happily until last night ...
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How to import a pdf in libreoffice? under ubuntu, all pages are blank

I have some .pdf generated by a scanner, that I want to import in LibreOffice and do some small editing. The PDF has only one object per page, a page-size image. If I open it in LibreOffice under ...
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Eth1 not active on reboot

I have Eth0 and Eth1 running fine - but on reboot, Eth1 is not active. Another reboot or two and it will come back. What script can I run on start up (automatically, not go into terminal manually) ...
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Midori - How to activate Shockwave Flash on startup

I love this little speedy browser, however, I do not always find it easy to configure. For some reason Shockwave Flash extension would not stay activated on startup, as the Adblock extension does, ...
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Running both sendmail and postfix on Ubuntu

I have a requirement to use both Sendmail (MTA) and Postfix on a mailserver. This is because many of the legacy sendmail.mc rules cannot be migrated to postfix and provide high performance. So I ...
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VirtualBox Error

My Ubuntu computer won't load VirtualBox. The message I'm recieving is: Error: Failed to create the VirtualBox COM object. The application will now terminate. Start tag expected, '<' not ...
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Make AD users look like local user

I have just connected my Ubuntu computer to my company's Windows Active Directory and everything is working fine. What I want to do is .. if I create a shortcut or install certain programs and leave ...
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upgrade 12.04 to 12.10 [duplicate]

Last night upgraded my notebook from 12.04 LTS to 12.10, restarted and after that... just a blank screen. Any ideas? Rebooted several times, starts grub, the ubuntu screen loading system and then a ...
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How to Upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 final not Beta without a cd

I tried doing this before from the software updater and it upgraded me to 12.10 and then I upgraded to 13.04 and then when I tried to upgrade to 13.10 it said that it can't because I'm using a daily ...
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blocksize error when mounting ufs drive in 12.10

I have an external hard drive that I was using with a NAS4FREE computer. The computer died, and I would like to use the files on the external hard drive. NAS4FREE is based on freebsd, so the external ...
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Problems after upgrading from 12.04.2 to 12.10

So Yesterday, I upgraded my 12.04.2 to 12.10 using the Update Manager. After the 3-hour download and installation was done, when the system booted up, everything got laggy, no display driver, however, ...