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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How do I EFI boot Zenbook Prime UX31A from built-in card reader?

How do I EFI boot Zenbook Prime UX31A from built-in card reader? Ubuntu Live 12.10 64bit has been copied onto an a SD card which I'm trying to boot from. When I power on my Zenbook and press ESC for ...
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Help removing ubuntu 12.10!

I have Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop, no Windows. I have my system disks and tried to do a system recovery and it won't allow me. I've tried creating a boot disk and doing the "try ubuntu" and ...
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How can I install a ATI video card driver (ATI Radeon HD 5700) for Ubuntu 12.10?

I've tried everything I could think of to the point of having to reinstall Ubuntu and try all over again.
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Unity won't start after login

I'm having some troubles getting unity working again.. this problem came after I installed ubuntu updates and removing some repositories (gwibber-daily and some google chrome repos), then I restarted ...
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Dell Vostro 3560 bluetooth doesn't work

I installed the wireless driver using this instruction How do I install BCM43142 wireless drivers for Dell Vostro 3460/3560 and I have WiFi working. No problems here. But unfortunately the bluetooth ...
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Cannot connect to online accounts in Empathy (Ubuntu 12.10)

All my online accounts that connect to Empathy for IM will not work. Empathy gives an error message of "No reason specified" for each one. Gwibber works fine, so it seems to be a problem more related ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 no network and no graphics

I recently upgraded Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 only to find out that it won't connect to any network, neither wired nor wireless and the graphics is messed up too as in a low screen resolution. For 12.04, ...
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After logging in, there's a black screen and my cursor, nothing else! in Ubuntu 12.10

I've been using Ubuntu(12.10) for a long time, and recently, my Ubuntu went through yet another update. The whole update prompt showed up, following by a password prompt, and finally the good ol' ...
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Installing Vesta Control Panel failed

I have a problem with installing Vesta Control Panel on my DigitalOcean VPS on Ubuntu 12.10. The system is updated and upgraded. I got the following error message: W: Failed to fetch ...
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Realtek Card Reader not working

I have an internal card reader in my HP Pavilion DV6-6155ca and the card reader is a "multi-card media reader" (I know this means nothing but trying to be though) and the device is the RTS5209 PCI ...
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Does upgrading works? In practice

I upgraded 12.04 to 12.10 per instructions, on my way to 14.04. Because of the many issues I now actually think you can not upgrade. Not in any practical sense. After upgrade to 12.10 there is for ...
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Ubuntu desktop is not loading

I have researched my problem on Google; but, I can not find a fix and I do not know why my desktop is not showing. Only the background wallpaper shows up. I also tried Ctrl-Shift-F1 and removed compiz ...
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HDMI Audio output problem

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 and having trouble with the audio output through HDMI on my Acer Aspire one 722. It's using an AMD c-60. I was able to add in the radeon.audio=1 kernel parameter, which was ...
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crippling repeating “pciehp card not present” notifications

When using ubuntu (12.04, both installed and on a live usb) I get a lot of these messages: pciehp 0000:00:1c.5:pcie04: Card not present on Slot(37) pciehp 0000:00:1c.5:pcie04: Card present on ...
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Adding nameserver in resolv.conf

Im using Ubuntu server edition. In that it's configured to use ip address provided by DHCP. Now, I want to edit the resolv.conf file so that it points to the nameservers that I want to define. ...
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Keyboard and touchpad stopped working

When I was back on Ubuntu 12.04, my keyboard and touchpad suddenly stopped working. I was using my laptop fine, 3 tabs open which promptly caused Ubuntu to freeze. I restarted my computer and found ...
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Correct drivers for AMD Radeon™ HD 7650M

So, I have a Sony Vaio sve15118fg running Ubuntu 12.10 which comes with an AMD Radeon™ HD 7650M graphics chip. This was all working fine until some updates (note sure what they were) came through, ...
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Citrix Receiver on Ubuntu 12.10?

Was anybody able to install Citrix Receiver on Ubuntu 12.10? Both 32 bit and 64 bit deb package fail to install properly. here is the error message for installing 64 bit package: sudo dpkg -i ...
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USB 3.0 port with USB 3.0 device in Ubuntu 12.10

When I try to connect a USB 3.0 device in Ubuntu 12.10 (ASUS K55VD, kernel 3.5.0-19-generic #30-Ubuntu SMP), the system says [ 74.747832] hub 3-0:1.0: unable to enumerate USB device on port 1 [ ...
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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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Xubuntu 12.10 wifi won't connect to wpa2 enterprise network

I have dual boot win7 and Xubuntu 12.10. The wifi works perfectly in win7, and in Xubuntu except for Wpa2 enterprise encrypted network. I had followed the settings for ca-certificate and other specs ...
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Is it possible to install Oracle Database Express on 32bit Ubuntu 12.10?

If it is possible, how is the step-by-step installation done?
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Google Chrome “Flickering”

I am having a problem with Google Chrome on Ubuntu 12.10 64. On about 20-30% of web sites the page comes up and starts "flickering". It seems like there is a different or partial rendering of the ...
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is there a file manager which you can sort files manually with, as in Windows? or, Can I manually sort my files from the terminal?

In Nautilus you can sort files manually only in the icon view (and the arrangement is a mess). My question is: is there a file manager which you can sort files manually with, as in Windows? i.e., ...
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PPTP VPN can't connect

I am trying to connect to a PPTP VPN server. The same config works fine in Windows but fails in Ubuntu 12.10. It must be some configuration issue. sudo pptpsetup --create MYVPN --server ...
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Execute Blackberry Desktop Software

I need Blackberry Desktop Software because my pics are encrypted and my computer can't read them, and looks like that program is the only way to decrypt them. But I can't execute the program on Wine. ...
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Keyboard layout reverts at every boot

I am using 12.10 with Gnome 3. I changed LightDM to GDM. When I boot up keyboard layout changes to default US layout. When I add another layout to end of list at Region settings my selected layout ...
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WiFi randomly turning off “via hardware switch”

My network card uses a 'Realtek RTL8187B chipset'. The issue is, after about 30 minutes of working, the WiFi turns off, and dmesg says: turned off via hardware switch Turning the actual switch ...
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Partition not seen, in Ubuntu 12.10

I installed Windows 7, out of 500GB hard disk partition planned like: 100 GB allocated for Windows 360 GB for Ubuntu - (approx.) At the time of Windows installation: 100 GB space is used for the ...
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Not getting visual interface, just 'tty shell', after system update [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu Unity 12.10 on my Sony Vaio and it was working well, until somewhere after installing the updates and installing Unsettings, Cairo dock and Ubuntu-Tweek-Tool, a window displays ...
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Can't access any storage devices on 12.10

Hi I've just started using Ubuntu 12.10 (today!) my first time with any non-windows OS. I wanted to retrieve some files after windows stopped working. I boot Ubuntu from a USB and it seems to work ...
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“Error Loading Operating system” when booting from usb to install 12.10 64bit

I have just built a new computer I've never installed Linux on a computer before. booting from my usb come up with "error loading operating system". I am trying to install it on my new 64gb SSD, it ...
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How to merge two .iso split-files into one image-file?

I am following this tutorial, in order to install Android onto my computer via Virtual Box. My problem is, they want you to download: liveandroidv0.3.iso.001 liveandroidv0.3.iso.002 Then they ...
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Help needed! Nvidia/Intel graphics driver installation problem on 12.10

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10. My PC isn't auto detecting my drivers, I've tried installing the graphic drivers from the additional drivers section, but it shows nothing. when I open up the "About this ...
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Appearance icon has disappeared from system settings menu

I go to system settings and appearance is gone. I tried searching it in the dash and it is not there. When I right click the desktop and select "Change background" the system settings window opens. I ...
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install wifi driver in ubuntu 12.10

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on an HP 2000 notebook, and after installation there is no list of wireless connections.What I can do to enable Wifi?? 01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Ralink corp. ...
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How to re-enable hibernate option?

I had enabled "hibernate" option in my Ubuntu 12.10 few months back by adding the following lines to /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/com.ubuntu.enable-hibernate.pkla: [Re-enable hibernate by ...
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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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ubuntu 12.10 amd drivers

I installed ubuntu 12.10 the entire HDD Fresh, and everything is ok, but i noticed additonal drivers circle with green--[Advanced Mirco Device [AMD] nee at:cedar PRO [Radeon HD 5450/6350] the device ...
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Toolbar gradient

How do you modify the toolbar gradient (the area inside the red rectangle) in Nautilus and other applications? I tried to play around with various *.css & *.rc files inside ...
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Installing Graphite on Ubuntu 12.10

I am trying to install and run Graphite on Ubuntu 12.10. To do it I followed this manual. Unfortunately on the step: Next, we will configure the Graphite database. Go to the Graphite webapp ...
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Disable wireless if wired connection available in XBMC

My HTPC has a wireless and a wired connection. When I start ubuntu both get an IP-adress. I don't see any inherent problem with this, but XBMC seems to default to the wireless, even if the wired is ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.10 Modem Connected but no internet

I was previously running ubuntu 12.04 and upgraded to ubuntu 12.10. Previously on 12.04 when I removed my wired ethernet connection and plugged in my 3G modem I was immediately able to browse the ...
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Cannot boot from Ubuntu Live CD on preinstalled Windows 8 laptop

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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Not enough free disk space

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm getting an error in software updater. When I try and do my daily updates, it says: The upgrade needs a total of 25.3 M free space on disk /boot. Please free at least an ...
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Will Xubuntu 12.10 also have amazon ads?

and thanks in advance for your comments: I'm currently using Ubuntu 12.04, and quite happy with it. I'm using the Unity desktop, and I've got no major complaints. My problem/question is: I've been ...
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How to adjust HDMI Overscan on an Intel Ivy Bridge?

I'm new to Linux and just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my HTPC that I just put together. It has a Z77 chipset with a Intel i3 and Intel 2500 graphics. I'm having an issue with overscan. I have an older ...
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Ubuntu boot showing Resume: libgcrypt Version: 1.5.0

My boot is very slow, when it is loading displays Resume: libgcrypt Version: 1.5.0 After ~20 seconds it continues booting and lets me log in. Here is a video that I made showing what I mean. ...
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startup disk creator error “unable to mount blank DVD-R Disc location is already mounted”

My os is ubuntu 12.10 32 bit desktop. (Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6500 @ 2.93GHz × 2) . When trying to burn the lubuntu-12.10-desktop-i386.iso file on a blank DVD-R Disc, using the startup disk ...