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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Upgrade to 12.10 from 12.04 not available in update manager

My update manager does not give me the option to upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10. That is, the "New distribution release '12.10' is available. Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions" section is ...
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How “Install along side Windows” option works

I have created an unallocated space of 10gb on my HDD through Windows. I want to know how does the option "Install along side with Windows" of Ubuntu 12.10 work? Will it use the unallocated space or ...
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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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What Free Ubuntu-Compatible Software Exists for the 3D Visualisation of Biologic Proteins and Peptides?

What Free Ubuntu-Compatible Software Exists for the 3D Visualisation of Biologic Proteins and Peptides? I asked this question ...
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Can't see my Nexus 4 with fastboot on Ubuntu 12.10

I have just received my Nexus 4 and I want to plug it in to root it/copy files onto it but somehow I can't see it while I use $sudo fastboot devices I am using this version of fastboot on my ubuntu ...
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How can I validate a pdf's digital signature with evince?

A while ago I received a PDF file that was digitally signed. The Document Viewer (Evince) shows me that the digital signature was not validated. How do I add the file's digital signature to evince ...
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Default file system on ubuntu 12.10

Why does ubuntu 12.10 default to ext2 file system? Is ext4 not stable enough?
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Unity Crashed, Ctrl + Alt + T not working, Logonscreen bland

Initially I realize this isn't going to have all the information needed so one of the first things that would be good is getting advice on how to obtain the relevant debug logs or... how to actually ...
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How can I set up poclbm (a bitcoin miner)?

I'm trying to set up poclbm on my 12.10 machine. My graphics card (as stated in system settings) is an 'Intel® 965GM x86/MMX/SSE2'. I am trying to use the guide here but python-pyopencl can't be ...
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Rearranging Indicators (Dropbox, Clementine and Recent Notifications)

Here are my indicators on the top bar. {From left to right, first one is Free Rapid Downloader and second is Recent Notifications (jconti)} I have managed to reorder some of them using the file ...
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How do I enable Compound TCP (CTCP)?

I would like to use Compound TCP in Ubuntu. The Wikipedia page says: In addition to Windows, CTCP was also ported to Linux [...] Since kernel version 2.6.17 the module has been incompatible and ...
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How to create a OS X Mountain Lion Bootable USB drive on Ubuntu?

I already know how to do it on Mac OS X (plenty of instructions online). But is it possible to do it on Ubuntu? If yes, how?
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Ubuntu 12.10 - network manager not listing wireless networks

Just recently reinstalled Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop (dual-boot with Windows 7). Had no problem accessing my home wireless network until today. All of a sudden, the network manager doesn't seem to be ...
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How to make Ubuntu recognize an unknown external display (so I can adjust its resolution)?

I have a Dell laptop with an external monitor attached (a Samsumg SyncMaster 931c). My laptop display was recognized, and I can adjust its optimum resolution. My external display is still unknown, ...
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How do I install the latest ATI Catalyst Video Drivers in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal?

There are other threads related to this question for Ubuntu 12.04, however THEY DO NOT APPLY TO 12.10. This is not a duplicate of another thread if the referenced thread doesn't answer the question ...
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How will 12.10 disk encryption affect performance?

As the title suggests. Massive performance degradation? And what technology does it use?
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How to increase performance of booting?

I am experiencing slow booting sequence from 12.10. Only chromium browser is selected for startup and it does enable automatically under startup applications. I try to restart and it may take 15 ...
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Ubuntu how can I send my audio output, to the mobile which is connected using bluetooth?

My mobile running Android which is using bluetooth connected to my Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit. My goal is to have following step: In my Ubuntu desktop I am running music from YouTube Mobile phone is ...
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Annoying autorenaming in Guake

I love Guake drop-down terminal, but it has an annoying issue. When I use many tabs, I hate when the tab names rename each time I execute a command or navigate in one of them. I want to rename any tab ...
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Slow SSD + dm-crypt with Luks encryption in Ubuntu 12.10

I have an 128 GB SSD installed in my laptop (Samsung 840 Pro) on a Sata 3 interface. This laptop also has an i5 3210m Ivy Bridge Intel processor and 8 GB of RAM. I installed Ubuntu 12.10, using the ...
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Dual Booting Pre-installed Windows 8

I've recently purchased a Lenovo T430, and sadly when configuring it, I forgot all about the Linux UEFI Fiasco, and kept the default option of pre-installing Windows 8. I'm able to disable ...
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Does System Update also update the OS?

If I update my Ubuntu 12.04 through Update Manager, does it update to the Ubuntu 12.10?
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Trying to use amd fglrx driver, unity does not work ubuntu 12.10

I just installed Ubuntu on my Samsung series 3 laptop (NP305E7A-A02US) with an AMD A6-3420M with Radeon HD 6520g graphics, and I am trying to install the flgrx experimental driver. However, I can not ...
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How to set default applications non-interactively (e.g. vlc as default for video)?

It's straightforward to set vlc as default using the GUI, but straightforward doesn't mean easy(I have to do the same thing over and over many times each time I install a new system). I just need a ...
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Get location of “true” GVFS path from Nautilus

I mount my Samba shares through Nautilus. I know that, behind the scenes, the share is fuse-mounted and Nautilus somehow does the translation between smb:// URLs and the actual location in the file ...
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Create a custom shortcut that types clipboard contents

I want to automate keyboard input so that I can "paste" my clipboard contents to a remote KVM such as IPMI, or Raritan. To accomplish this, I installed xdotool and xclip. I then wrote a simple command ...
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Error when running binary with root setuid under encrypted home directory

I'm using a VPN script for Juniper's Secure Access protocol form here, which executes a binary located under ~/.juniper_networks/network_connect/ncsvc with the following permissions: -rws--s--x 1 ...
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Just upgraded to 12.10, and cannot enable VirtualBox driver

After upgrading to 12.10 and installing VirtualBox guest additions, they cannot be enabled in the Additional Drivers pane. If I click the only available option, "Continue using a manually installed ...
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Ctrl + Alt + Arrow key doesn't switch workspaces

My Ctrl+Alt+Arrow key fails to switch my workspace, but this is only true if NumLock is on I press Ctrl followed by the Alt key I'm using the left Alt key I'm logged in as me (as opposed to a guest) ...
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installing CUDA on Ubuntu 12.10 GeForce GT 630

what are your impressions about installing CUDA API on Ubuntu 12.10? I've read about some incompatibility with gcc (here i.e.), that you have to reinstall v.4.4, but even then you can have crush of ...
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Add a custom text to GNOME panel

I want to add some text to the GNOME panel in GNOME Classic. I got a suggestion from this blog but it dates back to 2008 and doesn't seem applicable now. In Ubuntu 12.10 and GNOME classic, the ...
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How to resolve package conflicts installing LibreOffice 3.6.4?

The latest release of LibreOffice is 3.6.4, however only 3.6.2 is available in the software centre. I have installed the file available at ...
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What is used in the 12.10 full disk encryption?

I previously had been using TrueCrypt, but recently re-installed Ubuntu and used 12.10's full disk encryption option (re-installed for other reasons). I never got any choice in how it did that. I ...
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Python-Speechd?

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10, am fooling around with some Python code. In earlier releases, I used to be able to do: import speechd And now I get that the module does not exist. It also tells ...
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Ubuntu doesn't load after update from 12.04 to 12.10

I've updated Ubuntu from the Update Manager and after a proposed reboot it stopped loading and the computer hung up. What shall I do in this situation? It hangs up on the page listed in image below: ...
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How can I fix 12.10 Theme changes that make unreadable dialogs in Eclipse

Changes in window themes of something of the sort is causing the popup dialogs in Eclipse to have a very dark background. Then, since Eclipse uses hyperlinks in dialogs, I get blue on black, and it's ...
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How to get 12.10 fix for PDF Printing Problem (where some pages print blank) in 12.04?

As documented on Launchpad, there is a bug for Ubuntu 12.04 somewhere in the PDF printing stack. This bug causes some or all pages of the PDF to print blank. Since this issue doesn't occur in Ubuntu ...
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Privacy option not available in 12.10 after update?

I just updated to ubuntu 12.10 from 12.04. After update I could not see the privacy option available in the settings menu. Did I miss anything during installation?
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Thunderbirds can't send via Gmail

Everytime I'm trying to send message this error occured: Sending of message failed. The message could not be sent because the connection to SMTP server smtp.googlemail.com timed out. Try again ...
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Are WebApps not working as intended?

So I was just trying out the Ubuntu 12.10 webapps feature, but they don't seem to be working as they should. I notice a few things that (to me) don't work as intended, or shown of in some videos. ...
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Two-Finger Scrolling in LXDE (Ubuntu 12.10)

I can't get two-finger scrolling to work in LXDE w/ Ubuntu 12.10. Here's a brief history. I upgraded my machine (an old Dell Inspiron 1200) from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to Ubuntu 12.10 all in one fell ...
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How to get bearable 2D and 3D performance on AMD Radeon HD 6950?

I have had an AMD Radeon HD 6950 (i.e., Cayman series) for a couple years now, and I have tried a lot of combinations of drivers and settings with terrible results. I'm completely at a loss as to how ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Can't find my Creative Bluetooth Speaker (D200)

I hope someone can help. I'm fairly new to Ubuntu. I recently bought a bluetooth speaker (creative D200). When I search for bluetooth devices on my laptop (Gazelle Professional from System76. with ...
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Git autocomplete is asking for a password, not sure why

I'm running into an issue with autocomplete using git... I am using ubuntu 12.10 and when I perform the following keystrokes g i t Space Bar Tab I am presented with the error Pseudo-terminal ...
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How to solve “GPU Lockup - switching to software fbcon” on new install of 12.10-desktop-amd64

Error occurs during startup of Ubuntu Installation. Sometimes I'll get to the Welcome screen just like this, the screen will just glitch out, or will simply freeze during the loading icon. nvidia ...
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Ubuntu Software Center crashes due to error in its Python code

I searched for that, but did not find any reference to it on this site. If you know some, please refer me to it - the issues I have seen have different symptoms. So, to the point... I had Ubuntu ...
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How do I open the dash when a fullscreen application has the focus? (12.10 13.04)

When I press the "windows" key the dash normally opens. When I press it when a fullscreen window has the focus, it doesn't seem to do anything. How do I open the dash when a fullscreen window has the ...
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What are all these “Untitled Window” icons in launcher and how do I get rid of them?

They just showed up this afternoon. Currently running applications (off the top of my head): Chrome Skype PHPStorm Pandora XChat Terminal Dropbox Conky Vagrant (1 VM running) Terminal I quit ...
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How do I prevent directories mounted with 'bind' from appearing on 'Devices' on nautilus?

I have these lines in the fstab # binds /media/DataNtfs/Music /home/can/Music none rw,bind /media/DataNtfs/Pictures /home/can/Pictures none ...
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How to find reasons for journal recovery

Recently, when I've been starting my computer I'm informed that it is recovering the journal for one of my ext3 partitions. One might expect this behaviour if the computer shutdown improperly, but, ...