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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grub customizer broken after changing grub backround image option

As you can see from the paste I have a dual boot laptop with win7 and Ubuntu 12.10. The grub broken after messing around with background picture with grub customizer.I didn't proceed to any change ...
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Dropbox keeps having me log back in

Each time I boot up Ubuntu, Dropbox asks me to log back and then tells me that I have linked to this computer before, which I have. I am running Ubuntu 12.10 off of a live USB. Dropbox is the only ...
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What log shall I explore to discover cause of “Couldn't Generate PGP Key”?

While attempting to join the U+1 and download the code of conduct I followed the instructions on generating a public key and received the subj message. Ubuntu 12.10 Gnome session fall back chromium ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 IBM SPSS Statistics throws Java error

I use ubuntu version 12.10 64 bit. After I installed IBM SPSS Statistics v 21.0.0.0, I get the following java error, when trying to run the program: Exception in thread ...
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low-graphic mode changes ineffective

I've done some searching, without luck. (its hard when you don't know what your question is and English is not your first language) My ubuntu 12.10 is booting up in "low-graphic mode" all ...
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Xubuntu - how to disable SHIFT toggles numpad keys?

By default In Ubuntu I can perform SHIFT+HOME to select content from caret to start of string, while NUMLOCK is turned off. But if in that case I press just HOME, it will type 1 instead of moving ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 - “the system network services are not compatible with this version”

Fairly new to Ubuntu, know my way around, but novice user. Started my Laptop running Ubuntu 12.10 this morning, and no wireless or Eth. Look at Network Manager and this message: "the system network ...
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ATI HD 6320 ASUS Brightness doesn't change

When i press Function + [F5 or F6] to increase or decrease the brightness, the adjustment display on top right pops out and the slider moves but the screen brightness remains the same. i've done ...
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Re-install of Ubuntu does not work on Dell Inspiron 14(3421)

I have a problem with my Dell system which requires advice! I have a Dell Inspiron 14(3421) (i5, 1GB Nvidia graphics, 4gb RAM, etc.) which came pre-installed with Ubuntu 12.04LTS. I made a Dell ...
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Cinnamon themes don't show up in Cinnamon settings

I've been having an issue with trying to get a new theme working with Cinnamon. I installed Cinnamon using the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable ...
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How to fix problem with 555m Nvidia drivers not working on ASUS n55fs?

Downloaded the newest drivers from geforce.com (NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-310.40.run). Ctrl+Alt+F1 to drop to tty1 and ran sudo service lightdm stop. Created /etc/modprobe.d/disable-nouveau.conf to ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 in VMware Player pointer problems

Ubuntu 12.10 works flawlessly in VMware Player 5.0.2 except for one major issue - cursor is rendered in the wrong location (a pixel, or so, to the left and to the top; same thing observed in ...
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Why does the bluetooth indicator not show?

Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit $ psg blue simon 2852 2713 0 15:15 ? 00:00:00 bluetooth-applet root 4143 1 0 15:17 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/bluetoothd $ gsettings get ...
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How to get 3 monitors to work?

Installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my 1TB HDD. System specs: i7 2600k 16 GB RAM GTX 590 (running all 3 1080p monitors) GTX 560 Ti - would like to dedicate to PhysX Problem: MAJOR nvidia driver stability ...
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Create a virtual desktop and share it over the internet

I was wondering if there is anyone who has an idea how to do a display trick. Here is the deal, I have Ubuntu on my laptop and we have a bunch of desktop computers in the university. I can't unplug ...
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Can't move layers into layer groups in gimp

I have an image with 2 layers at the moment, I created a layer group to start organizing stuff before I continue with my design, however, as much as I click and drag the layers to the group nothing ...
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How can I assign hotkey on nautilus option “open file in text editor”?

Im used to F4 in Total Commander, and now looking for how to set it in nautilus.
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Chrome maximised black screen, missing icons and text

So I'm running Ubuntu 12.10, and I've been having issues with the Google Chrome icons going blank until I hover over them. The text on each tab also goes blank often. I presume it's some graphic card ...
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Can't access grub menu by holding shift

I need to be able to set the nomodeset flag for the system to boot correctly, however pressing and holding shift after the boot screen does not give me access to the Grub menu. I need to point out ...
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Attempt to install Ubuntu 12.10 from Windows but get GRUB instead

I have a Ubuntu ISO that I have just downloaded from ubuntu.com and used the Windows Installer (Wubi) to install Ubuntu, but when it boots, instead of Ubuntu I get some GRUB ... something. I have ...
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Virtual box graphic issues when launched in another x session?

When I start virtual box in another x session under tty8, I get some strange results. Everything appears to be normal but when I boot up my Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit system aero does not work. ...
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How do I route all my traffic that doesnt go through tor through a vpn?

I have a netbook running Ubuntu 12.10 32 bit acting as a wifi router based off this guide http://nims11.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/hostapd-the-linux-way-to-create-virtual-wifi-access-point/ I would ...
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Cannot get windows 8 to boot after ubuntu 12.10 install (different hdds)

I just took the plunge into Linux, with Ubuntu 12.10. Not knowing if I would like Ubuntu enough for it to become my main OS, I installed it alongside of my existing OS, windows 8. When installing ...
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Keyboard repeat/delay is reset when plugging in usb keyboard in Ubuntu 12.10 xfce

Every time I plug in an external keyboard to my laptop the keyboard repeat and delay are set to the slow default. My current workaround is to open the keyboard settings dialog and slightly move the ...
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terminal vim colours broken on focuslost

My vim setup uses the csexact plugin to fix match the colors for color schemes that would normally only work in gvim. Everything works fine until gnome-terminal loses focus, and suddenly everything ...
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12.10, ATI drivers help?

I just downloaded Ubuntu today and I love it! I'm trying to install the ATI drivers by the guide posted here, but I get an error after I choose to generate the drivers for the distro, and I get the ...
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Atheros ar9285 can't connect to specific AP

My laptop (asus UL80J) has Atheros AR9285. the ubuntu is 12.10 -64 bit the problem is my wirless adopter work good with all AP that I have except one I tried: dmesg |grep wlan And it gave me ...
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Need to setup email notification when system starts and shutdown

I would like to have the system send me a email notification everrytime the system starts or shuts down. I am currently running Ubuntu 12.10 I found this tutorial but I couldn't make it to work.
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Cannot connect to home wireless internet

I have been using Linux Mint for the past few months and I decided to switch back to Ubuntu. After doing so I have run into a peculiar error. I had previously been able to connect to the Internet ...
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Connecting to the internet Via USB on Ubuntu 12.10 issue

Yesterday the connection worked now when I plug in my iPhone its displaying the connecting icon then stops and carries on. I have no Internet connection; only my phone, which means I can't install ...
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OpenVPN fails from Network Manager, seems to connect from terminal, but no traffic to or from target network

I'm new to Ubuntu (as in, last week!) and really liking the system, but am having a real problem getting the OpenVPN connection to work. My system: DELL XPS L702X, 8Gb RAM, tested with both WiFi ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Fresh Installation - Messed up Graphics

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 from scratch, and my OS looks like this in lots of places: It was already like that during setup, and I have tried reinstalling with no luck. Specs: i5 2500k OCed ...
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Internet disconnects intermittently using Realtek RTL8111

The broadband Ethernet connection stops to work or rather stays connected but stops loading pages and showing content on the Internet with a server not found error. The connection information states ...
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Alt-Tab stopped working after upgrade to QQ / 12.10

I recently upgraded from PP to QQ which broke the ability to switch between running applications by pressing Alt+Tab which is such a showstopper I never believed could ever be. The affected host is a ...
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How do I convert CHM files to pdf?

Here's a list of things I've tried: Calibre from which I received a file containing the table of contents of the chm file with each title hyperlinked to nowhere (i.e. they're highlighted in blue and ...
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GNOME Display Manager fails to load on startup

I have installed gnome on my ubuntu 12.10. When i installed it, it initially worked fine for first two times but after that whenever i boot, it fails to start the display manager. The screen turns ...
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HDHomeRun Dual and Kaffeine

I am trying to get HDHomeRun Dual to work with Kaffeine. I installed DVB per the instructions here: http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/dvbhdhomerun/wiki/UbuntuPackages but at the end, when I install, I ...
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Xubuntu 12.10; battery drains when laptop lid is closed

I am on Xubuntu 12.10. When I close my laptop lid, the screen goes black as normal, and the normal login window appears when I open it up again. However, I notice that for example, I left my laptop ...
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Ubuntu on external hard drive | graphic drivers problem

First of all :i'm a unfamiliar when it comes to ubuntu or any other linux distros.. Question backround: I installed ubuntu 12.10 on my external hard drive. (Desktop PC) Installed closed amd drives ...
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Need help to find/install up to date ATI drivers for kernel 3.5+

GPU: Radeon HD 5450 Distro: Ubuntu 12.10 Attempting to go to the AMD website and filling out the relevant information gives me this, however these drivers are incompatible with kernel 3.7 and when ...
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Is it possible to round the bottom corners of windows?

I was just wondering if it was possible to make the bottom corners of windows in Ubuntu 12.10 rounded, like a mac has. I did find this in the theme .xml file, but when I change it to true it doesn't ...
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How do I change Rhythmbox's visible column order?

How to change Rhythmbox's Visible Columns Order instead of "Title - Genre - Artist - Album" to be "Title - Artist - Album - Genre" ?
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How do I get hibernation or suspension working on a Acer Aspire 5742G?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Acer Aspire 5742G recently but I can't neither put it to hibernation nor suspend it. If I hibernate it then when I press the power to wake it up, it doesn't show ...
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Flash files do not play audio

I am running a laptop with Ubuntu 12.10, and while flash files will play their video, I have absolutely no audio with them. The problem was persistent when I was running 12.04, and I thought ...
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Cannot install libglade2-ruby dependency for Grism

Hey Guys I'm trying to install Grism. I've followed installation steps from http://www.grism.org/install.html, which are fairly simple, just need to install dependencies and than install the deb ...
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My PC seems stuck during shutting down. How can I fix this and have it power off?

I was running Ubuntu normally and one time I ran the command startX in my terminal and then my screen became black. So I powered off through the cable then when I reboot, it doesn't log in so I had to ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 wireless network disconnects with Samsung NP350E7C-S05NL

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.1O on my new Samsung NP350E7C-S05NL laptop. The problem is that it wireless internet keeps disconnecting, after a few minutes working, and I have to continuously ...
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ircd-hybrid operator doesn't work

I've installed ircd-hybrid in my network, now I'm operator and I receive operator privs, something like this: *** Oper privs are <SOME CODE HERE> But I cannot manage anything in my server, I ...
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ubuntu 12.10 Cannot Play VCD

I cannot play VCDs in Ubuntu 12.10. But I can play DVDs. I have done a lot research and found a ton of question and regarding this but none of the solutions worked for me. Here is what i have tried ...
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How can I select the 1366x768 resolution for Ubuntu in VMware Player?

Running Ubuntu 12.10 on VMware Player 5.0.1 build-894247. I have installed the VMware Tools and can choose the resolution 800x600 and up to 2560x1600. So I have a fair amount of resolutions to ...