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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The folder not found in directory on reboot

I created a folder in 'tmp' directory in root and saved some downloaded material in it. After reboot I am unable to find it in 'tmp' though searching through Dash Home shows the folder location in ...
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Pidgin unable to connect to GTalk

I can't believe I'm raising this question after years, but after a fresh installation of Ubuntu 12.10, I'm unable to connect Pidgin to Google Talk. I use a Google Apps domain name, and the settings ...
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ubuntu is trying to upgade from 14.04 to 12.10

I'm currently on 14.04 and I want to upgrade to 14.10. When I changed the updates status from only LTS to any version I was asked to upgrade to 12.10. But I want to upgrade to 14.10, is there a way to ...
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Cant log in to gui ,X is broken

Note to others if you just want a summary of the problem skip down to summary. This first part is going to be slightly long and hopefully entertaining. As in, that is screwed up! but there might be ...
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Cannot mount LUKS encrypted USB on boot after 12.10 upgrade

I use a USB disk to backup my Ubuntu machine and store the video files I work with. It is formated to ext4 and uses LUKS encription. When I was using 12.04 it was working flawlessly and would mount ...
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OpenVPN Logs “IP Packet with unknown IP version=15”

On my OpenVPN server, I'm getting messages from OpenVPN like: ovpn-server[2455]: host/192.168.129.155:33454 IP packet with unknown IP version=15 seen I have three OpenVPN clients and each of them ...
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Subwoofer problem in HP Envy

I bought a HP ENVY 6-1060ss, it has 2 front speakers and a built-in subwoofer. I can't get the subwoofer to work. I have looked around for answers, and found quite a lot, but still, nothing works. I ...
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“Could not import runpy module” when running apt-get on Xubuntu 12.10

Just installed Xubuntu 12.10, on first apt-get update and upgrade I got Could not import runpy module and all installs seem to stop there. E.g. sudo apt-get --reinstall install python gives the ...
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Checking version of nodejs returns nothing

I'm trying to install node js onto Ubuntu so that I can run AngularJS. I'm not sure if I've installed it before so I ran sudo-apt get install node and once that is done I then run node --version but ...
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How to remove items from Places sidebar in Nautilus 3.6?

I am attempting to remove bookmarks from the Places sidebar in Nautilus 3.6. Specifically, I would like to remove the "Pictures" item. I have found answers for older versions in which one can remove ...
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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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Convert youtube to mp3 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Downloading a youtube video How to download an MP3 track from a YouTube video Is there any app like the one from DVDvideosoft but for linux to download and convert ...
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12.10 Lexmark S605 insecure permissions error

The S605 printer from lexmark is found and there is a provided option for the S600 Series when installing it. However, after the installation process it says it needs the program ...
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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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Unable to run Tor even in terminal, Vidalia exit code 127

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 (quantal) and I recently installed Tor (32 bits) following the instructions on the Tor project's page. Then I started the script after having it extracted from the console and ...
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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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Black Screen instead of passphrase screen (sda5_crypt)

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu removing Windows and every data from the drive. I chose the option to encrypt my disk pre-boot. When I boot Ubuntu out of GRUB, I get a black screen for a second or ...
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W: Failed to fetch [duplicate]

I run Ubuntu 12.10 x32 I wanted to update it but couldn't, I get a Fail to fetch error. Ex: W: Failed to fetch http://ftp.acc.umu.se/ubuntu/dists/quantal-updates/restricted/source/Sources 404 ...
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VLC media player sound problems in 12.10

When I try playing .m4v files in VLC the sound track doesn't play correctly, and I get a kind of buzzing staticy distorted version of the actual sound, I'd really appreciate some help as I don't ...
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Cannot connect to remote printer after upgrading to ubuntu 14.04

I had Ubuntu 12.10 which connected to a printer shared in my network without any problem. but after upgrading to 14.04, I found I insert the username and password for the user on windows, clicks ...
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Can't install nor try ubuntu 12.10, system halted

tried to find a solution but I wasn't able so far. I downloaded the torrent version of ubuntu 12.10 and burned it onto a dvd and created a bootable stick using unetbootin... the thing is, when ...
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How to install Oracle Database 11g Express Edition on Ubuntu 12.10?

I installed the Oracle database following the steps mentioned in this blog. Downloaded 11g express edition Created a new user oracle under the group dba. Following steps are executed using this. ...
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Upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 loops and fails with “Unable to get exclusive lock”

I'm trying to upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 but it consistently fails in the same way. First, the upgrade process loops (do-release-upgrade) by going through the following many times Reading package ...
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In Unity, how can I hide the global menu on an application running fullscreen in a second monitor?

I often play video content on my second screen, and I've noticed that when the fullscreen application loses focus (i.e. I go back to doing something on my main screen) a global menu bar appears above ...
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How to install python 2.5.4?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop, now i want to use Python 2.5.4 for educational purpose. Can any one help me with step by step instructions... I also need IDLE for 2.5.4.
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Install Code::Blocks in Ubuntu 12.10

I installed Code::Blocks from Muon Software Center (I'm using KDE) and I got Code::Blocks 10.05. I found this link: https://launchpad.net/~pasgui/+archive/ppa/ After adding this PPA, and running ...
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Upgraded Ubuntu 12.10 to 14.04.1 LTS and loging password won't work

I just upgraded my ubuntu version from 12.10 to 14.04.1 LTS via the use of a bootable DVD. In the install menu I selected the upgrade option so that my personal files from the old version would be ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 64bit installation on HP Pavilion g6

I have been trying to install ubuntu 12.10 - 64 bit in my system with the following config: HP Pavilion G6 Windows 8 - 64bit 8 GB RAM Intel Core i5 I have read a number of articles on internet ...
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Eclipse Juno (4.2.1) crashes frequently after upgrading to Ubuntu12.10 from 12.04 (both 64bits)?

I was using eclipse Juno (ver 4.2.1) on my 64bit ubuntu 12.04 for almost a month or more. It was working perfectly and I really enjoyed working on it. However two days back I upgraded my machine to ...
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How to install Mac buttons and scrollbars on 12.10?

I recently installed the mac theme for Ubuntu 12.10 from Noobslab. The installation went properly and I am now running the Mac theme. But I still don't have the scrollbars and buttons for Mac. This is ...
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Create a custom shortcut that types clipboard contents

I want to simulate keyboard input so that I can "paste" my clipboard contents to applications that don't allow it (e.g. remote KVM). Right now, I'm trying to use xdotool and xclip: xdotool type ...
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Additional drivers page shows nothing at all. (Not an nVidia problem) [closed]

I just reinstalled Ubuntu 12.10 because before the additional drivers page showed absolutely nothing. During the new install, I made sure to click install 3rd party software (I hadn't clicked this ...
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Is it compulsory to add “Cleaning section” while bulding local ubuntu respository

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal) version and it is at EOL. The repositories for older releases that are not supported get moved to an archive server. These repositories are available at ...
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Lubuntu 12.10: Icon Display Problems

First off, I would like to let you know that I am new to Linux. I finally decided to give it a try and my first project was installing Lubuntu on an old PC and using it for a media server for my PS3. ...
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How do I use a 4GB USB flash drive to install Ubuntu 12.10?

I've downloaded "ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64" and used Pen Drive Linux to get it onto my USB. I then restarted my computer (a Windows 7 Home Premium edition) and entered the boot menu to have it boot ...
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upgrade 12.10 Quantal to 14.04 TT

I am stuck in upgrade hell. I know the ideal path would be 12.10 > 13.x > 14.04 but I want to know if anyone out there has successfully upgraded to 14.04 from 12.10 ( not 12.04 - I can see stuff out ...
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Uninstall WPS Office for Linux?

I have installed WPS office from the omg ubuntu website but my problem was it had to many crashes and is in chinese. In the software center, all it says is reinstall, not remove. Is there any way I ...
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connect to mobile broadband using dongle

so i bought this vodafone dongle K4201 I. however whenever i connect it to my laptop on ubuntu 12.10 it doesn't show any internet to connect to. i tried using the option 'create vpn connection' but ...
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Compiz desktop cube not working properly

On Ubuntu 12.10, I downloaded ccsm and enabled all the plugins required for desktop cube, like I usually did in 10.10. But it's appearing as it should be. I have attached a screenshot for your ...
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Has anyone installed Real Player?

I have recently defected to Linux from Windows and no regret, almost. I sort of miss Real Player. I have found that it IS possible to have it installed which I did through Helix Player website, but ...
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How to Fix Broken Packages?

How do I fix broken packages when it is not working? When I try to fix broken packages, it tells me to "fix broken packages."
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Will Ubuntu 12.10 run on intel core 2 duo 2.00GHz?

I have a laptop with an Intel core 2 duo and i do believe it supports 64-bit OS. Will Ubuntu 12.10 64bit run on it without any trouble? Thanks!
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VirtualBox '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup' issue

I have installed VirtualBox through the software centre, but when I try to start a VM, I get the following error: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver ...
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when i want to install build essential package the result is as below.I am new to ubuntu 12.10 can some one help me out please [duplicate]

Reading state information... Done The following extra packages will be installed: dpkg-dev fakeroot g++ g++-4.7 libalgorithm-diff-perl libalgorithm-diff-xs-perl libalgorithm-merge-perl ...
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How to add bookmark to Nautilus 3.6?

I updated the Nautilus to 3.6 in Ubuntu 12.10, but I didn't find the how to add my folder to "Bookmark" section. If I press "ctrl+B", it show the list of bookmarks, but I can't add any. I can't drag ...
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Where does shotwell store its config files?

Does anybody have an idea where does Shotwell store its config files? The problem is: I made a new installation of 12.10, and decided to use a new hdd for the home directory. I moved all pictures ...
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kswapd0 is taking a lot of cpu

kswapd0 is taking 99.9% of my CPU as top shows me, the problem appeared today when gaming and first time it went away after 6 minutes and now it has been doing it for about 20 minutes. How is this ...
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Cannot boot from Ubuntu Live CD on preinstalled Windows 8 laptop [duplicate]

I bought a Sony Vaio with Windows 8 yesterday. I want to install Ubuntu, (latest version), alongside Windows. There is an assist button on the laptop to enter the boot option menu, (otherwise, ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.10 “Turn screen off when inactive for: Never” still turns off

After a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10, my screen still goes off after about ten minutes. I've been to the Brightness and Lock control panel. The Turn screen off when inactive for: setting is set to ...