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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/var/log/syslog empty

Apparently my logs stopped working around Apr 10, as the current /var/log/syslog is empty, and /var/log/syslog.1 has the following for its last entries: Apr 10 20:25:01 li243-206 CRON[2883]: (root) ...
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Ignore Warning prior to upgrade?

Below is a warning that I got when I attempted to upgrade my ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10 I wish to upgrade because currently my screen brightness issue isn't resolved and I strongly feel it's due to ...
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Skype won't install in ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Skype will not fully install because "Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some ...
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What to do when my keyboard sensitivity decreases but returns to normal after re-log

i am having a random problem with both my keyboards. The keyboard will become so INsensitive that I have to press really hard to to make it work. If I restart, or just log out, it resets and it acts ...
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Unable to install php5-dev package in ubuntu 12.10

I am unable to install php5-dev package in ubuntu 12.10. I am getting the following on sudo apt-get install php5-dev: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How can I unmount user-mounted disks under /media/$username from the command-line? [duplicate]

In Xubuntu 12.10, I can mount external disks that are attached and they appear under /media/$username/$diskname. I can unmount them by going to the desktop, right-clicking, waiting 6 seconds or so, ...
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Tips for creating a kid-friendly, secure environment for Ubuntu 12.10?

Keep in mind I'm already aware of Edubuntu, Doudou, and other child-friendly Ubuntu operating systems, but I am interested in knowing some of the top tips to lock-down my Ubuntu 12.10 distro for ...
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How to clean up a messed up apt-get? [duplicate]

Question: I wanted to do dist-upgrade on my server this morning. What I got is this: apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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messed up characters in PDF printed from Ubuntu 12.10

When I print a particular PDF from Ubuntu 12.10, I see many garbled characters. I tried printing the same PDF from Mac OS X and it worked. Any ideas of what I should look into to fix this? Here's the ...
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How do I download Adobe Flash on Ubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

I'm having trouble on figuring out how to download Adobe Flash and Adobe reader on the newest version on Ubuntu 12.10, Can anyone help me?
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Brightness control doesn't work on my lenovo G580 laptop in ubuntu12.10? [duplicate]

My laptop has intel core i5 processor and ubuntu 12.10 32-bit OS.
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uninstalling mysql from ubuntu

I installed mysql in my system using ubuntu12.10 by tar.gz file. Now,I wanted to remove it from the system,please suggest me the ways to uninstall it. Thanks in advance
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Wmii on Ubuntu 12.10

I installed the quantal wmii deb package, but when I try to log into Wmii it is completely unresponsive. Has anyone else experienced this issue?
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How to run PHASE V2.0 using ubuntu

I wish to use PHASE v2.0. I had follow the instruction during installation. However, nothing turn out when i type in command. I always get no such directory or file. Anyone can help on this matter? ...
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I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Lenovo x220 then upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 blank screen

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Lenovo x220 then upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 now I get a blank screen after I see the ubuntu logo and the four dots below it. I see my wireless indicator lit as well as my ...
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Repository fetch failure

These are the errors I get: (as you can see, I connect to the internet from the education department proxy) W:Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/quantal/Release.gpg Something ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 After installation (D drive and E drive in Windows System) are missing!

After Installing Ubuntu 12.10 with Installation option "Replace Windows 8 with Ubuntu" I can't see any drive[ D: and E: ] mounted in Ubuntu. They are not even under /mnt/ location. What the hell had ...
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Broadcom wireless device not detected in ubuntu 12.10 but does in the live cd [duplicate]

I have a dell vostro 1400. I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 in it from live usb. I have tested from the usb and everything worked fine. I decided to install it to my hdd and after that my wifi device in ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 No USB sound output for Audiolab Q-DAC

Recently I upgraded my sound system from using mobo's internal audio output to USB2.0 by connecting to a USB DAC (Audiolab Q-DAC). The first time connecting the UBUNTU 12.10 to USB DAC was successful, ...
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Grub Error, No such device

I installed a new motherboard and processor combo tonight and can not fix grub. I tried auto grub reinstall in the ubuntu installer rescue system. Nothing. I tried several of the guides around the ...
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Can't connect to networks, wireless or etho, after installing Ubuntu 12.10 on vostro 1500

I am a very inexperienced Linux user and don't really know what I'm doing. I recently updated to Ubuntu 12.10 with a live disk on my vostro 1500 laptop. The network was not connected when I updated to ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 wont mount an External harddrive

I have 2 external 1TB harddrives, both of which normally get mounted on startup. For the past couple of days, one of these drives has not been mounted. I have tried unplugged and plugging the ...
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Moving a Wubi install to a different Windows 'drive'

I was wanting to move my wubi install from drive E: to C: as to have a working backup location that is not on the drive which I will be migrating to a regular install. (I want to make the E: drive a ...
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Black screen after update from 12.04 to 12.10? [duplicate]

Updated from 12.04 (I think) to 12.10 after update manager told me there was updates. I updated it, it finished and then restarted. When restarting it came up with the normal toshiba screen, then the ...
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Installation Failed [Errno 30] Read-only file system faulty CD/DVD, drive, hard disk

I tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 13.04 using Flash drive and DVD, but all times I get this error. What does it say? And how can I fix it?
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Unable to install Ubuntu 12.10 - Hard Drive not recognized

I have an HP ProBook 4520 and I am trying to do a dual install with Windows 7. The USB device I used only detects itself as an installable location. If I exit the installer and open up the file ...
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No internet connection after upgrade to 12.10 [closed]

I upgraded my system to 12.10, and now I have no network connection. When I go to System Settings > Network, there is nothing there. What's wrong?
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Any Application Open Causes A New Tab In Ubuntu 12.10

I am a new bee who moved from windows to ubuntu & i am loving it... Since from a week, whenever i open any application like eclipse, zimbra desktop, a new blank tab will be automatically opens in ...
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No bluetooth applet visible in ubuntu 12.10 with mate desktopk environment!!!

i have installed ubuntu 12.10 recently and also installed mate desktop 1.6 .....my problem is when i plug-in my usb bluetooth device ..no bt manager or applet appears on my mate panels ( my bt device ...
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How to install Ubuntu Builder on Ubuntu 12.10

I've seen several videos on youtube that after downloading Ubuntu Builder it dosn't starts. Please someone tell me how to install it...
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Problem Report issue [duplicate]

I have been getting this issue ever since I installed 12.10 on my computer, it drives me to see a pop-up that said Report a issue or something in does lines, Is there a way I can take rid of it for ...
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Add a “named” path to .bashrc

I have an error of [error] Android SDK not found. You might need to set ANDROID_SDK_HOME or ANDROID_SDK_ROOT or ANDROID_HOME I have Android SDK installed and, obviously, I have to add a line in ...
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win8 dos not show ubuntu machine in networking

I have a ubuntu machine running several samba shares. my windows 7 pcs show this machine in file explorer under networking. when I click on it I can see my shares and access them. However my windows ...
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How to make drag&drop to move files instead of copy on Xfce desktop (Thunar 1.6.2)?

On the Xfce 12.10 desktop drag&drop to move files into a folder would copy them instead of moving (cut/paste) them. I tend to have many files on the desktop and usually I grab them and put them ...
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Can't update anymore since the upgrade to 13.04 broke down

A few days ago I tried to upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 but in the middle of the upgrade my computer shut down due to power problems in my house. After I booted my computer again there was a problem ...
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No launcher or menu in Ubuntu 12.10

I am not very good with Ubuntu as of yet so I would appreciate an oversimplified explanation of the answer if anyone has one. I have Ubuntu 12.10 and have not updated or tried to update in a while but ...
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cannot upgrade my version of Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04 [duplicate]

Please help.. I open the software updater but after checking for updates, the machine told me that "the software on this computer is up to date" I try to check my version of Ubuntu and it's still ...
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I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 from a DVD

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 from a DVD. (64-bit). I restarted after installation with the DVD in the drive but it went back to the installation menu and started reinstalling. I aborted it and ...
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Signatures error

I am getting the below error when I try to run the command sudo apt-get update: E: GPG error: http://extras.ubuntu.com quantal Release: The following signatures were invalid: NODATA 1 NODATA 2 ...
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What do I do when Ubuntu 12.10 freezes while starting up? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu to dual boot on my mac with Mountain Lion, but whenever I decide to boot Ubuntu I can make it all the way to the log in menu but when I log in it will freeze up. I am not sure ...
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Configure “Link-Local Only” without NetworkManager?

I have two computers, each of which I want to connect to a camera that communicates via "Link-Local" Ethernet. The first computer has a full install of 12.10. I can get the camera communicating by ...
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Windows XP & Ubuntu 12.10 shutdown problem

Ubuntu 12.10 for some time has not been shutting down at all. It is showing some series of numbers and call trace message (I don't know anything about this). It did not shut down even after waiting ...
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no upper right icons with Ubuntu 12.10 and lightdm

I have a Ubuntu 12.10 server running in which I have installed lightdm. Now lightdm can boot and I can log in, but when I see the screen, I don't see ANY top right icon. So I cannot logout I cannot do ...
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Will be something deleted if I upgrade from Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04? [duplicate]

I want to upgrade to 13.04 but I dont know if something will be deleted ...
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Where to get wireless drivers for ubuntu?

I am working with a Dell Inspiron 1545. I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my computer and after I was done, I observe that there is no wireless functionality available on my system. I go to the ...
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Wifi slows to crawl Intel Centrino wireless -N 1000

I've been experiencing sever bandwidth issues with my laptop and was hoping someone could help me resolve them. Speedtest.net typically reports my dl rate is ~ 18 Mb, upload ~ 2.5 Mb and ping ~ 20ms, ...
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Advantages of alternative kernel

Recently I have seen an WebUpd8 article about an alternative kenrel to the stock Ubuntu kernel, the pf-kernel, that supposed increases performance. I am running Ubuntu 12.10 using kernel 3.5.0-30 ...
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Clean install of Ubuntu 12.10 not booting

Just installed Ubuntu 12.10 (wasn't 100% happy with 13.04 yet) from a USB drive. I have done this numerous times. This time I did the install three times. I think something was wrong with one flash ...
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I start upgrade and download only part of the packages

I start upgrade and download only 1366 packages out of 19.. How to Restart remaining packages for downloading ?
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Inspiron 1545 failure to enable wireless device , Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

First : wireless network hidden form my networks list, tring to search from help using some terminal commands. Now: wireless not work at my labtop dell 1545, using Ubuntu 12.10 What can I do ?