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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HDMI audio not working on XBMCbuntu (12.10), working on Ubuntu 13.04 LiveUSB. Need assistance troubleshooting (Alsa logs inside) [closed]

I'm trying to get my HDMI audio working on my new HTPC (Intel NUC D54250WYK w/ Intel HD5000). I installed XBMCbuntu, which uses Ubuntu 12.10 (3.5.0-44-generic). HDMI audio not working. Tried 13.04 ...
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Cant install AWUSO36NHR Alfa dongle driver

Wondered if any of you fine people could give me a hand by helping me resolve my problem of trying to get the AWUSO36NHR Alfa dongle drivers installed from disc. I have trawled the net trying to find ...
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Ubuntu 12.10: package manager is broken (I think)

Please note: I'm a newbie with Ubuntu, only just beginning to get a grasp on terminal, etc. Whenever I try to install anything using terminal, with sudo apt-get install vlc it works fine untill ...
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laptop acer 4520 wont shutdown restarts instead

Am running ubuntu 12.04 LTS, tried to reinstall the OS, fix the boot, and following the instructions in the forum but still cant shutdown. I got this when I was trying to fix the boot, any help is ...
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Can't mount shared folder in Ubuntu 12.10 Server Guest Virtual Box

I have filled out the shared folder options in Settings -> Shared Folders of a shared folder with a name of 'share'. It is set to automount but when I start up the guest OS, nothing is showing up in ...
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Lubuntu 12.10 with encrypted drive fails to boot after upgarde to 3.5.0-30-generic and nvidia-331

I have a lenovo W530 with nVidia K1000M and an encrypted hard-drive and am having some issues booting my Lubuntu 12.10 machine after an apt-get update and apt-get upgrade. I get kicked into ...
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Errors when installing 12.10 updates

I run Ubuntu 12.10 when I attempt to install updates I get the following message: ERROR: BrokenCount >0'. How can I fix this?
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how to disable unused services without using Gui?

I want to disable some unused services like bluetooth service, pulse audio service, speech dispatcher services for embedded platform. I have beagle bone black and Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable ...
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Wireless not Working BCM43142 Ubuntu 12.10 on Sony Vaio Fit 15E SVF15414CXB

I recently bought Sony Vaio Fit 15E SVF15414CXB. It has a AMD 64-bit processor and is pre-installed with Windows 8. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and made it dual boot. But to my surprise no wireless ...
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12.10 Radeon 6870 Dual Head monitor, open source driver, the second monitor is detected, but stays powered off

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal), and I have a Radeon 6870 graphics card. When I try to plug in a second monitor into DVI-1, the second monitor is detected, but stays powered off. It shows up ...
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Build Gitg on 12.10, missing webkit2gtk-3.0

I got a dependency missing while building Gitg : webkit2gtk-3.0 >= 1.9.92 gee-0.8 json-glib-1.0 ) were not met: No package 'webkit2gtk-3.0' found Problem is I cannot figure out what ...
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Can't startup after update ubuntu 12.10 from 12.04

I used update from Update Manager in Ubuntu 12.04 to update Ubuntu 12.10. After requirement of reboot, I saw grub was changed and I choose Ubuntu option to go to Ubuntu. But, it shows me that it ...
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All t.co links from chrome and chromium are redirecting to linkbucks [on hold]

I am on 12.10 + Gnome3. When I click on links via Twitter, essentially all t.co links, I get redirected to linkbucks instead of the actual site. I read up that some Windows malware does this and ...
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Why is it on startup it takes me to a terminal login and vty instead of lightdm?

I recently upgraded from ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 but when I restarted my laptop (dell d630, intel core duo, 8 GB of ram) it now starts ubuntu on this coding screen that I don't quite understand. ...
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What to do after one kills their kernel 12.10

I was attempting to reduce /boot by removing some of my older kernel images and the like. Some how I was sidetracked, and inadvertently removed all of my images and supporting files. I did an apt-get ...
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Is There A Way To Stop Lag?

I’m playing games and there is always lag,I was wonder if there is a way to remove and possibly prevent lag without downloading anything or using the terminal? I tried looking but there is only stuff ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 & Canon LBP7750

I can't get a network printer running... Ubuntu 12.10, 64 bit Cups version: 1.6.1 Printer: Canon LBP7750 I already installed the driver from canon. (using .deb package). But if I print, I just get ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.10 on a Vista laptop

I have been getting the same error message when installing Ubuntu 12.10: An error occurred: could not retrieve the required disk image files. For more information, please see the log file: Even ...
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black screen after upgrading ubuntu

After updating and then upgrading ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10 the following is happening. Ubuntu will load a black screen initially without any imput cursor flashing or anything, the ubuntu load ...
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How to check which version of KVM I am running?

I have installed KVM using the instructions given on the wiki. However, when I try to check its version using kvm --version what I get as output is this QEMU emulator version 1.2.0 ...
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Failed to fetch error when updating from 12.10 to 13.04 [duplicate]

I have looked on many other questions and they all seem to be different from mine. I only have one error message when using sudo apt-get update, and it's with updating the dist. W: Failed to fetch ...
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Why does software center start normaly then close suddenly?

I have a HP Compaq Presario CQ56 laptop with Ubuntu 12.10 OS. What can I do to keep the Software Center application running for my needed downloads? It closes shortly after it starts.Thanks DC
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Bootable Ubuntu 12.10 but cannot download

Finally was able to actually have my MSI motherboard boot the USB drive. The options when I boot from USB is: - Try without install -OEM Install (for manufactures) - Full install Only option that ...
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Updated some software - now cinnamon won't work, I think Gnome Desktop became default from unity, how to change this?

I updated my ubuntu 12.10 today and everything has got changed. The color, theme, the top window bar looks different. Earlier I was using Unity and it looks now Gnome has become the default. I was ...
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Ubuntu update changed terminal color, font size, theme etc, how to get to older settings ?

Yesterday I installed updates which were queued for weeks and when I rebooted the system, everything got changed. Terminal color became white from black, the window top bar became white/transparent ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.10 on Gateway PC Intel i3

I have a Gateway PC with Intel Core i3. I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 - 12.10 and unable to install any of them. Some messages mention that only the 64-bit version of 12.10 release works with ...
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How Do You Avoid Experincing the Black Screen Error When Updating to 12.10 [duplicate]

A while ago I was updating my 12.04 to 12.10 and I got the black screen of death.(Thank god it wasn't a blue screen of death. :P) After hours of trying to fix it, I end up reinstalling 12.04 again. Is ...
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Trouble with Ubuntu 12.10 post installation

Dell Inspiron 5150 Laptop Pentium 4 3.x MHz processor 1.5 GB RAM 30 GB Toshiba HD in 3 partitions: 32 MB FAT for Dell utility, 14.x GB NTFS for Win XP Pro SP2, 14.x ext4 for Linux I went through the ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 problem [duplicate]

I was upgrading to ubuntu 12.10 from ubuntu 12.04 lts. After the download during the installation period, the computer's screen got locked and when I tried to unlock the screen, the black screen ...
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Updating to 12.10 failure

I recently started using Ubuntu regularly, as it ran much more efficiently than Windows 7 which I'd been using before. I'm not the most knowledgeable person when it comes to computers, so I can't go ...
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Computer is stuck : The system is running in low graphics mode [duplicate]

I hope you could help.. My wife was trying to install brushes on GIMP so she had to access the System Files. She was trying to unlock ROOT . The first command she (read in Ask Ubuntu that had to be ...
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PCI Express slot not being recognized

This has happened to me twice now. The first time I had to reinstall Xubuntu, and now I would like to avoid that and discover the root of the problem. I have two machines, A and B. Both machines ...
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Is it possible to run Unity 7 on 12.10 (or maybe 12.04)?

I saw a question regarding a backport from 12.10 unity to 12.04; but I would be more interested in checking out Unity 7 on my current 12.10 installation. (updating my system to 13.04, 13.10 is ...
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Poor Wi-Fi performance with Lenovo Yoga 13 in Ubuntu 12.10

I'm getting very poor performance using the driver from this post - Lenovo Yoga 13 Realtek wireless driver I've cloned the git repository from here - https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8723au.git Made ...
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i am unable to mount my hard drives in ubuntu 12.10 ( i also have window 7 in dual boot)

i am unable to mount my all hard drives(partitions) which i have made in window 7(ultimate) error- adding read ACL for uid 1000 to '/media/sudd'failed:operation not supported
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Upgrade from an old version (12.04) to another old version (12.10)

I have a laptop which needs proprietary drivers (yes, I know). These are known to work on 12.04 but not other versions. I've seen install guides and so on where people say that they could not get ...
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Cannot load Ubuntu 12.10 after upgrade

I upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 last night. It all seem to be okay, asked me to restart my computer. The Ubuntu splash screen displayed and then the computer seemed to do dormant. I thought it was part ...
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Problems Re-installing ubuntu

I previously uninstalled the operating system "Ubuntu 12.10 32 bit", and now it is not available to boot from. I am trying to install "Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit" and I am having quite a hassle doing so. I ...
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Which Ubuntu to go with?

I'm really stuck into which Ubuntu I should choose. I'm stuck between 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10. I have used 12.10 before but wondering if that was the right choice. I'll be dual booting with Windows ...
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Screen dimming of movie on laptop when connected by hdmi to TV

I am on Ubuntu 12.10 32 bit. When I connect my Acer Aspire laptop to my TV using hdmi cable (with "Mirror displays" checked in the Displays window for System Settings), the normal (undarkened) picture ...
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how to install gvfs-mtp backend in ubuntu 12.10

as given on the launchpad page here PPA description These builds of gvfs have my native mtp backend backported from gvfs master. Use this to easily access MTP based devices with Nautilus. ...
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Issues with Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit on HP ProBook 4530s Notebook PC

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit on HP ProBook 4530s Notebook PC (64-bit, Intel® Core™ i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10GHz × 4), but wifi doesn't work, video driver doesn't detect and processor is overheating. ...
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PPTPD can connect but websites do not work

So I have successfully created and setup a PPTPD server and I cannot access any websites, this does not seem to be a common problem because google has failed to find me an answer.
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Ubuntu 12.10 desktop and launcher show fuzzy lines

I have a graphics issue in Ubuntu 12.10. I'm running a 3-year-old Lenovo Thinkpad SL510. After some usage time, the desktop becomes weirdly distorted, with black lines showing on the right side. Here ...
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“cd” terminal order doesn't work

I'm trying to install ClamAV 0.98 of which first step is `cd' to the directory containing the package's source code and type `./configure' to configure the package for your system. The problem ...
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Install windows 7 on seperate partitions without losing grub

I have windows 8 installed on a separate partition which I want to replace with windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 installed on a separate partition. I want to do this without losing grub. How should I do it? ...
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Unable to add/edit keyboard shortcuts in XFCE4

I am attempting to edit existing and add new keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu 12.10 running XFCE 4.10. When I attempt to add a new keyboard shortcut via Settings > Keyboard > Application Shortcuts, the ...
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Every time I try to upgrad from the old disk I installed I get an error message

Extracting the upgrade failed. There may be a problem with the network or with the server. Is what I keep seeing when I try to update. I have a very old version of Ubuntu and have no idea about how ...
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Sound in Ubuntu 12.10 on Chromebook

I've got an HP Chromebook 14 that I've rooted and installed Ubuntu via Crouton (upgraded to 12.10) and most things are working nicely. One issue that I am having trouble solving relates to sound. ...
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After installing Ubuntu 12.10, Windows 8.1 disappears from start up menu

I'm very new to Ubuntu (12.10), so I apologise if I'm not clear at any point! I had a Windows 8 (upgraded to Windows 8.1) and was fed up with it, so I converted to Ubuntu 12.10. I'd hoped to Dual ...