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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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VGA DisplayLink adapter under Ubuntu 12.10

I'm trying to connect a third monitor as an extended desktop to my other two. After hours of trying, I achieved a green screen on the monitor with the DisplayLink adapter. Then i wrote a xorg file, ...
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Xbmc Lubuntu quantal

I have a mac mini g4 with Ubuntu 12.0 with kernel:-Version-:Linux 3.5.0-17-powerpc-smp (ppc). Now i want to get XBMC but i cant get it installed, i have tried many things but it won't work: ...
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Updating Ubuntu but come across error

I was trying to update my ubuntu from 12.10 to 13.04 via command line (update manager wasn't displaying the new release). However, right after I ran sudo do-release-upgrade, the command line gave me ...
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Installing ImageMagick for C(++) on Ubuntu 12.10

I'm having a hard time installing the ImageMagick software for Ubuntu 12.10. So, I want the C and C++ API, not much more. Now when I go to imagemagick.org, they have a binary package for unix, ...
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Can't access my Raring installation after adding a Quantal install

I use Kubuntu 13.04. The other day I installed Ubuntu (unity) 12.10 on a small partition on my laptop as I needed to test something out. My data from the kubuntu install is intact, but strangely ...
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Annoying Wireless Authentication Prompt [duplicate]

When my internet connection fails and tries to reconnect (Which happens quite frequently on my crappy Uni Wireless) the following prompt pops up every 20-30 seconds: I consider this to be a major ...
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How to recover files from failed upgrade?

I tried to upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 and am encountering a problem with graphics drivers. My plan is to re-install 12.04. Before I do that, I would like to copy some files from the machine. I'm ...
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Disable dedicated video card without installing drivers

So, Ubuntu doesn't come with drivers for my ATI Radeon HD 5650 (mobility), and I tried about 3 different drivers, and all failed. My question is, can I just disable my ATI video card and use the ...
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In all sites i have a non-physical look Ubuntu 12.10

I have a problem with browsing (i tried only with firefox). Im many sites (usually in stackexchange sites) I have no (or part of the) icons. I cannot view a screenshot because I do not have enough ...
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Can't mount ntfs disk with the certain set of permissions (root's ones)

I need to mount an ntfs disk with the certain permission and for an user alex be able to have the same as root would have. Here is my file /etc/fstab /dev/sda2 /media/win_disk ntfs-3g ...
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Scanner wifi connectivity lost after upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04

Like many other posters here this seems to be a bug. I too have upgraded from Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04, and my Canon MP980 All-in-one Printer worked perfectly prior to the upgrade. Now I get a no ...
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virtualbox kernel package is not supported while install vagrant

I'm installing the vagrant with sudo apt-get install. This error I got: ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index... Processing triggers for ...
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Run vagrant up with highest VirtualBox version

I've already installed VirtualBox version 4.1.18_Ubuntu from this source: deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian quantal contrib Apparently the above source was used to install ...
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Setting Qt5 qmake as default Qt builder

By default Qt4 is the default Qt builder in ubuntu 12.10, I want to know how can I make Qt5 qmake as default Qt builder. PS Qt5 qmake installed in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/bin/qmake
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How to enable nameserver via VPN

I use VPN (openvpn) on Ubuntu 13.04. I see the IP-s through VPN correctly. The problem is, although I configure the nameserver in the network manager I still doesn't see the domains. The exported VPN ...
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Display Execution of Boot Script

I have on the order of 1000 experiments I'd like to run on a modified version of the 3.10 kernel (with Ubuntu 12.10). After every experiment, the machine needs to be rebooted. I've written a Ruby ...
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installing ubuntu the easy way

how do I get rid of windows 8 and install Ubuntu I have a boot disc that work before but it is not working this time and windows 8 is not for me and is not letting me load the boot disc for ubuntu
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How revert to 12.10 from 13.04? [duplicate]

Is there a way to revert to 12.10 from 13.04? Since I upgraded, my laptop behaves strangely, slowed down, freezes, the ventilator doen't work anymore and I get error messages like the following: [ ...
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Update To 13.04 [duplicate]

With Ubuntu 12.10 everything was perfect. A few days ago I upgraded to version 13.04 and only gives me problems. With 13.04 I saved what I do after rebooting. For example, Firefox bookmarks disappear ...
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Chroot environment can access external, but not internal network

I've just set a chroot environment up on a new 12.10 install, and it seems capable of accessing the external network (Internet basically) but it cannot access anything on the internal network inside ...
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WACOM Bamboo FUN Pen&Touch

I’m using a 12.10 with Gnome desktop for now and just started to learn couple of things about it. I have a Lenovo i5 with a nVidia GeForce GT635M but because of numerous issues I use the default ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 error in select and install software

I keep having this error msg and I dont know what is wrong: select and install software installation step failed an installation step failed. you can try to run the faling item again from ...
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Change screen resolution detection timeout

I'm using a KVM switch for using two laptops. One is connected to Ubuntu 12.10. The problem I have, is that every time I switch to the other PC, Ubuntu changes the resolution back to the integral ...
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Windows 7 doesn't show up in the boot options

I have an ASUS-K55V. I had a dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10. Recently I upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.10 to 13.04 using the do-release-upgrade command. The update went fine, but after the ...
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Accidentally killed Unity; got it back, but now there's no window manager

Today I was trying to resolve a longstanding annoyance, the fact that changes I make in CompizConfig Settings Manager do not persist after a reboot. Googling around, I saw that this appears to be a ...
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Installed dual boot: Goes straight to Windows, does not show option to Ubuntu

Translated: I had no trouble installing Ubuntu on a partition set as advanced in the process, but apparently the installation is incomplete because the restart does not give me the option to enter ...
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Display brightness setting not working in sony vaio SVE151117F

I have sony vaio SVE151117F, ubuntu 12.10.I used to see brightness animation upon pressing Fn+F6,F5 but not actual brightness of screen. I have tried to implement as said in ...
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Computer restarts while downloading Ubuntu

I have a question. While downloading the Ubuntu ISO file, my computer restarts randomly. Why does this happen? What should I do? The browsers I have tried are Firefox and Chrome. I use Windows 8. I ...