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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Is there any standard tool for checking hardware and drivers?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.1- on my Dell Inspiron 15r 3rd gen Laptop. It has ATI Radeon 7670m graphics card. How do I install drivers for all my hardware safely? Currently gesture of trackpad, fan ...
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Trouble setting up git error: could not lock config file

I'm getting this error when trying to set the global config: $ git config --global user.name "Your Name Here" error: could not lock config file /pathto/file/.gitconfig: No such file or directory ...
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How do you get LibreOffice Calc to make sorted tables?

Now by sorted tables I should clarify. I'd like LibreOffice calc to create tables with the same functionalities as those formed in Microsoft Excel 2007/2010 when the table data is selected and ctrl+T ...
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is OpenJDK Vulnerable to 0-Day Exploit?

I was curious to know if OpenJDK is also vulnerable to the Zero-Day Exploit that is currently afflicting Java 7 because of which experts are telling people to disable Java until a solution is found on ...
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PYSDM missing in Ubuntu 12.10 and higher

I have had to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10. I am trying to install PYSDM but it is missing from the repositories. I have searched for a repo, none to be found... not sure where else to ask ...
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sound stops working after a while in ubuntu 12.10

i did a clean install on ubuntu 12.10. Everything seemed fine at first including sound but after a while it stopped working. To get is back i have to restart it, sometimes even more than once. Any ...
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Using QQ: How can I make Byobu the default terminal [duplicate]

I really like the Byobu terminal better than the default Gnome terminal that is installed with Ubuntu. How can I make Byobu the default terminal - for example, when I hit control/alt-t I'd like to ...
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Does the ScanSnap IX500 work with Ubuntu?

Fujitsu just released their latest scanner, the ScanSnap IX500. Does this scanner work with Ubuntu, or Linux in general?
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Is django installed by default?

I installed Ubuntu 12.10. Is django installed by default on my Ubuntu? If not, how can I install it?
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multitouch gestures

I wanted to know how I could configure multi-touch gestures in Ubuntu. In windows I can do this using the synaptics driver software. I have already used synclient to configure the taps, palmdetect, ...
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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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aptitude (apt-get) always crashes

I'm using Ubuntu Quantal. I've recently updated and now my kernel is 3.5.0-23-generic. After upgrade my NVIDIA driver stopped working... no problem! I re-installed it and now it works. Now I ...
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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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LibreOffice menu bar doesn't function [closed]

I've recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 and LibreOffice in this OS doesn't work correctly. Any time I click something from the menu bar (e.g. File -> Print or Save As), nothing happens. It looks like ...
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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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Older GPU: Is it possible to enable Unity 2D in Quantal Quetzal to fix slowness in Unity

I just upgraded from Precise Pangolin to Quantal Quetzal. I have a Nvidia Quadro FX 3450 and a Intel Quad Core Q9450 2.66 Ghz , 8 GB RAM , 64 bit CPU In precise I had to use Unity 2D to have snappy ...
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How to setup Awesome WM with GNOME services on arbitrary Ubuntu?

tl;dr Is there a generic guide to set up GNOME background services to work with Awesome WM on any Ubuntu? The official guide doesn't seem to have been updated since Ubuntu 11.10. Another guide is ...
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Unity Notifications do not look normal?

Ok so I think this is because I am missing a package. My unity notifications (ex. when unity tells me it is connected to a network) look ugly. They used to be translucent chameleon rectangles. Now ...
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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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Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10

I have asus n56vz with installed windows 8 in it. I want install ubuntu 12.10, I install it but can't see grub when system start. How to install ubuntu near windows 8 and see grub on start? Well I ...
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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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Cannot get to Ubuntu 12.10 Live USB Environment on the Microsoft Surface Pro

I'm attempting to boot a 64bit Ubuntu 12.10 live USB on a Microsoft Surface Pro. I do not want to Dual Boot. I have disabled "secure boot". I have a live USB that can sucsessfully boot on another ...
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rsyslogd stopped writing to /var/log/syslog two days ago

It seems rsyslogd stopped writing to /var/log/syslog on my laptop two days ago, and I do't know why. This is visible in the following: clh@avignon:/var/log$ ls -lt | head -30 total 12600 drwxr-xr-x ...
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Fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 won't boot on Asus X101CH Eee PC [duplicate]

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 in my Asus X101CH Eee PC, using a live usb which I made using startup disk creator, replacing Ubuntu 12.04. The installation ran smoothly, but when I boot, it ...
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DNS resolution fails after 12.10 upgrade

After my upgrade to 12.10, DNS resolution seems to fail for both local and external addresses. I can successfully ping local and external IP addresses (google.com, at least), but pinging DNS names ...
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Kernel error on VMWare after upgrading to 12.10 from 12.04

I upgraded to 12.10 from 12.04. I have removed the old kernel 3.2.21 in 12.04. On start up, I get an error before login, such as vmware .... In 12.04, I have installed VMware 9.0 and now in 12.10, ...
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Limit User Login Attempts (Ubuntu 12.10, pam_tally.so, pam_tally2.so)

First, I am a relative Linux newbie, so bear with me. Much of the advice I have found on the web for limiting login attempts does not pertain to Quantal. All of it does specify using pam_tally.so or ...
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Early Install - 13.04 vs 12.10 [closed]

This past week I built a new system that I need to install Ubuntu on. I would like to use 13.04 once it is released, and was hoping to wait until then for the system build. Unfortunately the system ...
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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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Is there a way to stop Dropbox from opening Firefox as its default when viewing the Dropbox webpage?

I have Dropbox installed on my Ubuntu desktop 12.10, I also have Firefox and Chrome installed. Chrome is my default browser, I have checked in my mimeapps.list and its all correct. Yet for some reason ...
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Cannot boot into ubuntu 12.10

Below given are the steps which I followed to install ubuntu 12.10 with existing windows 8 in my machine. I downloaded ubuntu 12.10 into my disk and made it bootable from my usb by selecting that ...
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Unity in 12.10 comes up behind other windows

I've just upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10. For the most part, everything works fine, but I have a few small problems with Unity, or maybe Compiz. When I hit the Super key, or click on the dash launcher, ...
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Unable to use autohide launcher in 12.10

I upgraded Ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10. Everything went well but the launcher does not show when I move the mouse cursor on it. My computer is HP Pavillion p6582l, Core i5, 4GB of RAM, Nvidia GeForce ...
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How do I minimize all windows in Ubuntu 12.10?

Does anyone know the good working way to minimize all windows in Ubuntu 12.10 ? I saw a few articles and didn't find any valuable. For example, Ctrl + Super + D doesn't work. System ➜ Preferences ➜ ...
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Prevent xsession-errors [duplicate]

I am having an issues with my ~/.xsession-errors file filling up my entire drive (128G) in a couple of days. Infact, once it was in a few hours. I run this machine as a server, so it runs for days ...
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Asking all remaining processes to terminate… fail

Ubuntu 12.10 64 bits with Unity. When I restart or shutdown the PC, it takes too long to do it. It shows the line Asking all remaining processes to terminate... [fail] and after Killing all remaining ...
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How to create a .deb package from compiled source files?

Question: Mono 3.0 is out, but I found no ppa from where I could install it. There is this one: https://launchpad.net/~directhex/+ppa-packages but it's mono 2.10.8.1-5. I'm playing with ASP.NET ...
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Using DisplayPort with ThinkPad and DockingStation does not work

I have a ThinkPad x230 in a Mini Dock Plus. It is connected to two ThinkVision displays. Currently I'm using DVI, as I have had trouble using DisplayPort: Ubuntu is a current 12.10 installation, the ...
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Mouse jumps between using touchscreen and touchpad [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit on an ASUS VivoBook x202e for reference. The laptop I got has a touchscreen (which I'm liking so far). One annoyance I noticed in Ubuntu, however, is that switching ...
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Games stuttering about every 7 minutes

Whenever I play a game on my Linux machine, it stutters every 7 minutes or so for about 5 seconds. Seems like not a serious problem but it is still a bit annoying. So any ideas on how to even trace ...
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Add an entry for Ubuntu on Windows 8 boot loader

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 by creating free space in Windows 8 and then using that space to create 3 partitions, one for SWAP, one for GRUB (mounting point is /boot) and one for the actual OS. I ...
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How do I let other users access my /media/[username]/HARDDRIVE with Ubuntu 12.10?

I am trying to let other users access my external 1TB NTFS hard drive mounted automatically at /media/[username]/STORAGE The problem is that by default, udisk2 (present with Ubuntu 12.10) ...
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Why am I getting so many errors?

I have had Ubuntu 12.10 installed for about two hours now. Google Chrome has crashed about fourteen times, I've gotten two 'Ubuntu 12.10 internal error' messages, the Software Center is not working ...
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Neither suspend nor hibernate in 12.10 lubuntu - is there a workaround by scripts?

I've neither suspend to ram nor to disk in 12.10 lubuntu (i suspect there might be a kernel issue but i'm only a simple user). Also, the xfce powermanagement which comes with lubuntu by default does ...
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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 videos ...
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How to install php IMAP for php5-fpm?

I'm trying to install Vtiger CRM on ubuntu. This require IMAP. How to install PHP IMAP for php5-fpm?
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Failed to load session “ubuntu”

I installed CCSM to enable window previews in Unity. But when I went into extras, there was no 'window preview' option. So I tried experimenting with other options in Compiz and now there are no ...
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Why are my bash script's arguments causing an error?

In order to make uploading the code to github easily, I created a sh script #commit.sh git add . git commit -m $1 git push origin master But when I run it by saying ./commit.sh "comment1 comment2 ...
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How do I install Eigen2?

Eigen is a C++ template library for linear algebra: matrices, vectors, numerical solvers, and related algorithms. I've been having trouble installing it. When I ran cmake '/home/brentonhorne/eigen-...
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ATI Proprietary Driver Over/Underscan setting ignored after reboot

I installed the proprietary driver (fglrx-updates) on Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit for my graphics card (ATI Radeon HD 7570). I am using two displays, one connected with DVI, one with HDMI. I set the desktop ...