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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Trouble Installing broadcom 43142 drive in linux 12.10

I've checked/tried pretty much every link in the ubuntu forums, and I still can't get anything to work. One of the most common suggestions is to download a driver from jas.gemnetworks.com, but this ...
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12.04 no wireless; thus installed 12.10; won't boot

I'm quite sure many others had the same problem as me but I just can't quite understand it when I looked at the answers, so hopefully this thread can help me, in simple terms please. Basically using ...
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usb to serial problem

I installed USB to Serial on ubuntu 12.10 to be able to connect to the console port of my switch and router. After the installation it worked properly. But the issue I have is that my system for no ...
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Can't login anymore

In an attempt to free up disk space as I was 100% full and could not write to the disk anymore I ran Sudo rm -rf /tmp Seems like that was a rather stupid thing to do as I cannot login into my ...
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Resize Partitions on A Remote Server

I have two partitions, one is about 1.8TB (home) and the other is 20GB (root). I want this to be the other way round, 1.8TB (root) and 20GB (home). I've been reading for some time, but am struggling ...
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Rhythmbox 2.99.1 in 12.10

I've tried installing Rhythmbox 2.99.1 using the .tar.xz from saucy on launchpad and I seem to be getting errors about dependencies. Does anyone know a good way to fix these dependencies issues? I ...
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Error trying to compile qemu from source

I am trying to compile qemu from source to get my hands dirty with its development. I cloned the package from the repository. I extracted the tarball and started with the configuration using ...
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lan connection is not working in ubuntu 12.10

my internet is not working even it is not detecting lan connection in ubuntu 12.10 but internet is working properly in windows.please give me some suggestions to overcome this problem.
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How to backup my system so that I can create an exact replica on another computer

I have a ubuntu 12 LTS and windows dual boot machine. My hard drive is going to fail soon and my machine has also become quite old now. I am buying a new computer soon. How can I restore my ubuntu ...
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Why do I see two VGA compatible controllers on my PC?

I want to use Ubuntu on a hp pavilion g7-1246ef, but I seem to have problems with the VGA when running Ubuntu on this computer - the cooler is very loud and the laptop is hot, and this doesn't happen ...
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How to log in as guest user via terminal?

I need to login as a guest user via a terminal for experimental purposes for checking the working of one of scripts. I know I can log in as a different user using su username or su - username. ...
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Ubuntu is making the internet slow where Windows PC is doing normal

Just yesterday it was fine, since today Ubuntu PC is completly slow internet tried with friefox/google chrome but same each page download is very slow, but from Windows PC when i try its working both ...
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Running Ubuntu on 16GB Thumb drive [duplicate]

I'm brand new- An Ubuntu convert- and I've been able to so far figure out how to burn the OS onto a DVD, and also how I can get it onto a thumb drive. I've even gotten it to work on both. However, ...
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will unity 3d on older computers work with 13.10

Basically, i have an older computer which is why i put ubuntu on for its speed. At first i had 12.04 that ran ubuntu 2D because 3D was very slow on the Nvidia GeForce 5200 card in it. when i updated ...
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Graphical error after upgrading from 12.04 LTS to 12.10

After updating my Ubuntu version from 12.04 to 12.10, I get a weird and very annoying error on startup. It states something about my graphics card, but it goes away too fast for me to be able to read ...
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how to transfer and install a software from one system to another?

I have already installed VLC in my Ubuntu 12.10 and i wish to transfer it to my friend who has no internet connection.so please help me out.
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prevent my screen from either dimming or the screen-lock when watching movies in 12.10

i watch movies in VLC or some time movie player.my screen gets off ( stand by) frequently.. can i do any thing.I an using LXDE on Ubuntu 12.10.pls answer....
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WLAN & Video Card Problem: MacBook Pro 7,1 Mid-2010

I would like to request your kind assistance in troubleshooting I have with my MBP running on Snow Leopard (10.6) but recently installed an Ubuntu 12.10 alongside the system. Basically everything ...
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Unity will not work after upgrading from 12.04 to 12.10

Last night, I updated from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10. This morning, I logged in to my computer, only to get a black screen. I am able to access the shell by pressing the escape key while the Ubuntu logo ...
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update-manager crashes with undefined symbol (libpyglib-gi-2.0-python2.7.so)

When I lauch the software updater from the App launcher's icon, it crashes, runing it from the command line shows what the error is : I've been getting this since 12.10, and it's still present on ...
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How to Fix blank pages on Spotify?

Sometimes spotify show blanks pages and not load anything
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Mouse clicks suddenly stops working

Lately, I've been experiencing issues with my USB wireless mouse. While working on something, or even sometimes while the system is idle, the mouse buttons will stop working. I can move the mouse ...
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After upgrade from desktop 12.04 to 12.10 cannot boot to Unity

I have tried to use the Update Manager to move up to 12.10. On boot I see an option for "Ubuntu". This starts the maroon screen with 5 dots that just hang. Or I can choose "Advanced options for ...
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AMD drivers issue (12.10)

So, I've been having to battle various issues with Ubuntu - mostly power and heating issues on my laptop - gets up to 60C on compiling code which is fairly unreasonable. One of the things suggested ...
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I want to shutdown my computer 12:30 am,but shutdown does nothing

Cronjob of shutdown using vi: 30 00 * * * /sbin/shutdown -h now I have tried everything.
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Unity will not load after an upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10 from 12.04

Unity worked fine when I was running 12.04 and after the upgrade to 12.10 Unity has not worked. I have tried installing Unity Tweak Tool and resetting unity but it didn't work. I get this when i try ...
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How can I upgrade from 12.10 to 13.10 via terminal using USB rather than from internet?

While upgrading from 12.10 to 13.10 I was unable to select the upgrade option as follow, the same happened while I was trying to upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04 booting from USB Presently I have a ...
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Login Error on 12.10

I recently updated my laptop form ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 12.10 and when trying to login, it presents me with a black login screen immediately and asks for the login for the laptop. Whenever I try and ...
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Remember wired network settings - 12.10

I'm reverse-tethering1 an Android device to my PC with Ubuntu 12.10. Every time I plug the device, the wired connection is recognised, but I need to open Network Settings and set the IPv4 method to ...
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Wifi disconnected in dell Inspiron 15r 5537 Ubuntu 12.04

I have dell Inspiron. I buy just 2 days ago I install when I update it after restart wifi disconnected and also firmware for Linux kernel drivers fail to install. Please tell me what to do I m worried ...
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Ubuntu won't function properly after upgrade to 12.10

I recently upgraded to 12.10 and it froze at configuring sudo so I shut it down and started it back up and it booted into 12.10 with one problem: I couldn't connect to the internet via wired ethernet ...
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Typing while Desktop is in focus to navigate to folder

Back in 12.10 I used to be able to just start typing (while the Desktop or open folder window was in focus) and the folder or file name I would type would get selected. Then I could press enter to ...
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12.10 upgrade failed, please help. getting boot error [duplicate]

I was doing the upgrade 12.04 to 12.10 everything went fine, final step was to restart, while rebooting it came up with.... error; file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found. grub rescue
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How to dual boot ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 8.1 in Toshiba laptop [duplicate]

I've used wubi installer in windows 8.1 and tried installing ubuntu 12.04. Everything when on fine but I couldnt boot into ubuntu, it was unable to find wublidr.mdr file. Thus, I am not able to reboot ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 failing to boot during installation from usb in uefi mode

I have been trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 (64 bit) in my new laptop which has Windows 8 already installed. Initially the usb is booted using efi. But after I select either "Try Ubuntu" or "Install ...
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Wireless networks never show up, after trying almost everything

I got a new laptop and I installed Ubuntu 13.04, and then I noticed wifi isn't working. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and now I'm still at 12.10 with no wifi. I have this wireless USB card (I'm connected ...
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Downgrade Ubuntu 12.10 to 12.04 [duplicate]

is there a way to downgrade Ubuntu 12.10 to 12.04 without any installation cds AND WITHOUT LOSING ANY DATA. Sorry for the caps, some people miss the improtant part. Also I know an alternate cd would ...
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How to merge free space into partion in ubuntu server?

I'm running Ubuntu Server as a virtual machine with VirtualBox in Windows. Because I've ran out of space I resized the virtual machine size from 6 GB to 8 GB. But those 2 GB appear as "Free space" ...
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Installing windows 8 on Ubuntu 12.10 with windows 8 already installed

I don't know that if it sounds confusing but what I want to do is that install windows 8 along with Ubuntu 12.10 (already installed). I have windows 8 previously installed as well and I want to ...
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Problem installing apt-proxy

I have ubuntu 12.10 and i wish to make this machine a mirror for apt-get requests. I made successfull installation of apt-proxy using sudo apt-get install apt-proxy i followed following link: ...
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Can't boot after upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10

after installing 3 days ago Ubuntu 12.04, today I was asked to upgrade to 12.10. I did it and after rebooting, I have the purple screen of ubuntu for a second, and then I got a black one permanently. ...
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how to disable welcome message in minicom

I'v receive welcome message as below and i want to remove that when i start minicom, please help. Welcome to minicom 2.5 OPTIONS: I18n Compiled on Dec 7 2011, 12:04:29. Port /dev/ttyUSB0 Press ...
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System shutdown during Ubuntu upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10

My laptop Lenovo V570 shutdown during the upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 On rebooting, i saw the display was messed up with a max resolution of 1024x768. Also, no network interfaces are found except ...
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Generating core files on Ubuntu

Recently I've been trying to enable core dumps on Ubuntu. I made a simple program, that would crash (it writes some data out of array). At first, core dumps weren't generated. This was because ulimit ...
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How to access hp-plugin-ubuntu in 12.10

I have updated 12.10. When I run my printer, HP 1022 Laserjet, I receive a pop up that tells me: HP Laserjet 1022 printer has an optional proprietary plugin. Run hp-plugin-ubuntu. So, I input: ...
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java error for crawlers using nutch

I tried to crawl my URL but I get this error rshu@ubuntu:~/Documents/apache-nutch-2.2.1$ cd src rshu@ubuntu:~/Documents/apache-nutch-2.2.1/src$ bin/nutch inject urls bin/nutch: line 243: ...
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How to access information on SD Cards Ubuntu 12.10

I am running the arm version of Ubuntu 12.10. I need to install programs and view videos and such from an SD Card. Is that possible, and how could I accomplish that? Thanks in advance! P.S. I am ...
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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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System no longer boots after 12.04 to 12.10 upgrade

I recently upgraded my system from 12.04LTS to 12.10, and now it no longer boots. I got the following messages over and over again: error: font file format error: 1st section must be FILE error: no ...
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unable to listen sound in my Ubuntu system

I have installed Ubuntu 12 on my system. I have inbuilt speaker in my LCD monitor. Everything is working fine but I am unable to listen sound when I play music or any video file. I can see video on ...