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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Problems with library dependancies after upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04?

I am afraid that my upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 may have messed up dependancies on my system somehow - I upgraded Friday night, and the upgrade was apparently successful, but after rebooting unity ...
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Audio playback issues in 12.10: Mic feeds back through the headphones, but I can't hear any other audio

I had a system crash yesterday, and ever since then my audio playback isn't working any more in 12.10. I've gone through several of the steps outlined in restoring audio (I see that it's a common ...
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Help with “advanced” shell scripting | how to create an image preview of a pdf

First of all, sorry for my english: i'm not british/american. Here is my problem. I've got a folder named pdf with lots of files pdf inside it. I've got another folder named thumbnail, which is ...
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Errors with Vagrant and Ubuntu 12.10 with RVM

Installed Vagrant via sudo apt-get install vagrant, and every time I try to run some vagrant command, such as vagrant init precise32 http://files.vagrantup.com/precise32.box I get the following error: ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10: D-Bus problem?

I was upgrading from 12.04 to 12.10 when the ability to move my windows disappeared. I did a hard reset and tried some dpkg --configure command lines to carry on the upgrade. I got some messages about ...
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Installing Ubuntu on formated hard drive

I am currently using Windows XP and I wanted to install Ubuntu alongside Windows using live CD. But every time I started the installation, Ubiquity would freeze on 'install alongside' screen. I have 2 ...
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Repartitioning my installation to have multiple Ubuntu partitions and a shared /home/data

I am currently running dual-boot Windows 8/Ubuntu 12.10. My current partitioning is shown here: /dev/sda is 931.51 GB and has a GPT with : 500MB Windows RE Tools (ntfs ) 300MB ...
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installing oxford advanced learners compass 7 in ubuntu 12.10

In cd it has a folder Linux in it there is installation.sh . i'm not getting how to execute it . WELL it is for redhat linux 9 or higher i need it on ubuntu 12.10 i use lubuntu desktop environment ...
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I deleted all files and folders (including hidden) from /home/username/ now in big trouble

I am logged into a remote ubuntu server, and I accidentally erased the entire /home/username/ directory for the current user. The only thing left is a hidden directory called .gvfs. I don't need ...
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HP Envy dv6t-7300: Disabled WiFi through button and can't enable it anymore

Well, I have a HP Envy dv6t-7300 laptop that came with a Ralink RT5390 WiFi card. Everything was working perfectly, and eventually I press the WiFi button in my keyboard to toggle the card on/off. ...
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Increase the partition size of Ubuntu

I have 1TB hard disk. I have installed ubuntu on a 30GB partition and the rest is for Windows 8. I want to increase the ubuntu partition size to 100GB. How do I do this?
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Ubuntu 12.10 Unity and Gnome not showing correctly after log in

Hello Ubuntu community. Since last Saturday when I was about to log into my ubuntu session as always using Unity interface, I came across with something that never happened to me before. When I ...
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I tried to upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 and GUI no longer works, my computer enters directly to CLI and claims an error when asked to startx

I have tried kwin --replace and startx, the former claims a fatal error the latter tries to initiate but fails after an error. I reinstalled kubuntu-desktop to no avail. My issue is similar to this ...
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Boot failure after disk manipulation

My 32bit 12.10 system won't boot. I used Gparted to increase the boot partition’s size because updates were not working. As expected, the system needed boot fix. I have tried the Boot Repair option ...
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12.10 doesn't boot on Asus G75VW

That's just about it, I've tried as much as I can do. I've used wubi downloaded it and when I go to boot it just goes to a black screen and gives me two options, choose OS or UEFI Firmware settings. ...
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Accidentally deleted Gnome session, login no longer works

I'm sorry if this question has been asked already, but I think mine is a very rare case(if it is). So the story goes like this: I was able to "remove/uninstall" GNOME UI (I just want to call it UI, ...
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Ubuntu boots to black screen after failed upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10

This happened when I tried to upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10. I don't know whether the upgrade process had completed downloading and installing packages or whether it was still in progress, but I got a ...
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javac cannot found, even after adding non-standart path to it in $PATH

Ubuntu 12.10, 32bit Problem too damn simple: I have a NTFS partition and unpacked from .tar.gz jdk on it. All I need from bash, is to see javac compiler, that is located in directory ...
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When I start VirtualBox 4.2 in Ubuntu 12.10 via terminal, what do the warnings mean?

When I start VirtualBox in the terminal, the following warning messages shows up: Qt WARNING: void DBusMenuExporterPrivate::addAction(QAction*, int): Already tracking action "" under id 16 Qt ...
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Why do I SOMETIMES get a request for computer login?

I have Ubuntu 12.10. In System Settings/User Accounts, I have it set up with a password, but with Automatic Login ON. After selecting Ubuntu in the Grub menu, I want Unity to boot-up without the use ...
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unable upgrade to ubuntu 13.04 from 12.10

I'm trying to upgrade by using this steps : Update the system via terminal ("sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade") Run "sudo update-manager -d" (where I hope the Update Manager ...
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Some sites displaying only text

I installed ubuntu 12.10, and i'm using a TP-Link MR3420 router, and with it, some sites (like facebook, youtube and yahoo answers) just appear in text, whit few or any images, and others are ...
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downloading updates

When I click install up dates from the update manager I receive the following error message: "Cd/dvd unbuntu 12.10_quantal quetz_-release 1386 (20121017.2) required" I cannot find this item to burn ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 - Attempted Installation of Arduino IDE with arduino-1.0.5-linux32.tar.gz

using this info at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompilingEasyHowTo Followed up to Step 2 - Created /usr/local/src - Copied arduino-1.0.5-linux32.tar.gz here, - Extracted (Right click Extract ...
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How to make IP forwarding permanent

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and I know that I can enable IP forward by echoing 1 to /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward. but how can I make this permanent? (by the way I want another method rather than start up ...
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Broadband gets connected but can't browse anything further google! [closed]

I have a dell inspiron 3520 with ubuntu 12.10 installed. My BSNL broadband gets connected(both wired and wireless) but I haven't been able to access anything except google. Same problem I had with ...
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Unable to boot Windows after installing Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my PC and the installation completed well. But now the problem is I am unable to boot Windows 8, in GRUB menu it shows both options, If I choose Ubuntu, it boots ...
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No Audio Sound, Dummy output the only option in sound configurations

I have no Audio sound, neither in speaker nor in headphones, i used to work on 12.10 but after this problem started i upgraded to 13.04 in hope that it may be solved, but it didn't. When i open sound ...
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what is “yourDomainName.ca-bundle”?

for installing ssl certificate on ubuntu i have to insert these lines on virtualHost block: SSLEngine on SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/ssl/ssl.key/server.key SSLCertificateFile ...
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Laptop restarts on installing ubuntu 12.10, Webcam issue

When I try to install Ubuntu from a live CD, the computer always restarts at a step where I have to chose my account picture or snap myself from a web-cam. At that step the installer loads my web-cam ...
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Back to login screen when using Xubuntu desktop

I've installed lot of DE's, including xubuntu-desktop. Then I decided to uninstall all except xubuntu-desktop. Now, when I login to Ubuntu using either XFCE or Xubuntu session, a few seconds after ...
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problem with startup disk creator

problem : Sorry, the program "udisk-daemon" closed unexpetedly your computer doesnot have enough free memory to automatically analyze the problem executable path : ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 DisplayLink Adapter No Green Screen

I initially wanted to get this working on 13.04, but have since given up. If I get it working on 12.10, I may decide to upgrade, but that's irrelevant until such a time. Unlike many reported cases ...
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Url rewrite does not work ubuntu server

Currently I am working with a php script but it still contains an unfriendly link (cms.php?Cms=login). I want to turn it into a friendly link /cms/login I have an .htaccess file is created ...
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Can I use the power button to shut down my computer gracefully on Ubuntu Minimal?

I am looking for a way to get my computer to automatically shutdown when I press the power button. I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 minimal. A similar question is asked here. However, with Ubuntu ...
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Open foo.r executable files in gedit

I'm editing a bunch of foo.r files (source R files for an R packages) in Ubuntu Unity 12.10. Every time I click on one of these files to open it in gedit, a dialogue box comes up: "Do you want to ...
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Password not required

I have a password set on my laptop running 12.10 smoothly, but the password requirement on boot from suspend or hibernation has vanished. It is still required for sudoing or boot from full shutdown. ...
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session.log file growing rapidly taking over all my disk space

This file: ~/.cache/gdm/session.log Is growing very fast to around 100GB and filling all my disk space easily in a couple of hours. I tried using cat to see what is inside the file, for all I could ...
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unable to locate or fetch any package when Ubuntu on VMware

I started out trying to install cloudbiolinux/cloudman/galaxy on 11.04 or 12.04 Enterprise or MASS versions of Ubuntu server on a VMware. I am unable to move from step 1. sudo apt-get command either ...
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screen resolution problem with 12.10

I am running a dual boot of 12.04 with Windows 8, and it runs just about perfectly. I was trying to upgrade to 12.10, and after the upgrade process I'm left with some screen resolution that has ...
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is it possible to upgrade ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04 from a live disk on a dual booted pc with windows7? [duplicate]

all the networking features in the system settings in my ubuntu 12.10 have stopped working and cannot access the internet. I would like to upgrade the ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04. The ubuntu is dual booted ...
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How is Software updater installing updates without my password? [duplicate]

I've noticed Software updater in 12.10 installs updates without asking for my password the way it used to. My question is, how is it doing this and what is to prevent a malicious script/program ...
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Ubuntu infinity progress circle that appears after typing the password and pressing the Enter key is frozen

I don't know how to take a screen shot at the moment you're logging in, so I'll try to explain the component I'm referring to. If you set your Ubuntu to ask for password before the system start, of ...
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Resource Usage between 12.04 LTS, 12.10 and 13.04

I've finally decided to use ubuntu for my dev machine. however my question is what Ubuntu is really suited for my tasks. What I am generally looking for Who has less resource usage, Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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my OS responds slowly after log in

I have done this installation before, but this time...after logging in and working....things are not as responsive as before. It is slightly slow when it comes to opening files and browsing..etc. Is ...
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tab complete after CLI install

I have a silly question, but its driving me bonkers. In my terminal, after I sudo apt-get install xxxx I can never tab-complete that software after its installed. I have to open a new terminal then ...
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connect to another proxy through squid

i have an HTTPS proxy outside which uses username/password for authentication and i want to configure squid on ubuntu 12.10 to direct all connections which are not in it's cache to that proxy. how can ...
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Remastersys Unity Bar Settings

I am using the latest version of remastersys trying to make a dist copy of my install of 12.10 but remastersys does not save the configuration i have for the unity bar, (removed the default apps from ...
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The number 3 is not displayed in the menu bar's clock applet

See image. This is how the current time is displayed -- the '3' from '13:39:22' and '2:57:31pm' is missing... Any idea how to fix this? (seems to've started after latsted upgrade, yesterday) Clock ...
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Data recovery of file with special file extension

This question might seem's to be similar but it is not, what I want to ask is as follows, I have a flash drive. It had files in it which are very important to me. But accidentally it was formatted. ...