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Ubuntu 12.10 installer doesn't recognise Windows 8 partition on Toshiba C850 Laptop

I purchased a Toshiba C850 Laptop and I'm trying to install the 64 Bit version of Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows 8, allowing me to dual boot. I burnt a Ubuntu 12.10 DVD, disabled Secure Boot on the ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 upgrade stopped halfway through

While upgrading from 12.04 to 12.10 the upgrade crashed while installing the upgrades. It stopped while "configuring python3-aptdaemon.gtk3widgets" and the terminal says flashplugin-installer: ...
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Checking version of nodejs returns nothing

I'm trying to install node js onto Ubuntu so that I can run AngularJS. I'm not sure if I've installed it before so I ran sudo-apt get install node and once that is done I then run node --version but ...
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Ubuntu 12.10, I can't clean up space in boot directory

I'm trying to update but it can't and tells me that I need to clear up space in the boot directory but I can't remove anything from it and the sudo command does nothing. Below is the actual message I ...
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Startup problem: the disk drive /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present (12.10)

This message is appearing during start up. I'm a bit of a Linux noob and have no idea, how to remedy this or what it even means. I also realise, this is almost an exact replica of a question that has ...
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Can't get `pcscd` to start in Ubuntu 12.10

I'm trying to get a smart card reader (SCR3310) to work under Ubuntu 12.10. I have used this same card reader with Linux Mint and Previous versions of Ubuntu. I have installed pcsc-tools,pcscd ...
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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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Can I use Intel HD 4000 Graphics and discrete Radeon HD for dual monitors?

On windows I have a dual monitor setup. I have one monitor connected directly to the motherboard, running off of Intel HD 4000 graphics. I have another monitor connected directly to my Radeon HD 7850. ...
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How do I install Ubuntu versions 12.10 to Ubuntu 15.04 on the Zotac A75?

So how do I install Ubuntu 14.04 on the Zotac A75 platform? After I install Ubuntu 14.04, the error message appears and I try to report, it hangs after I enter in my authentication password. In fact, ...
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Apache2 not available in Ubuntu software center of ubuntu12.10 [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu 12.10 from a CD I got in magazine. The tata photon internet connection is also workin well. I have been told to install apache from ubuntu software center. But it is not ...
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HyperV integration services v3.4 for 12.10?

Networking is sloooow with v3.1 How to upgrade to Integration Services v3.4 in 12.10? modinfo output in 12.10 filename: /lib/modules/3.5.0-17-generic/kernel/drivers/hv/hv_vmbus.ko version: ...
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Ubuntu 12.10: Package libc6-dev-i386 is not available

I'm building 32 bit boost thread libraries on 32 bit Ubuntu 12.10. When building I get the error /usr/include/gnu/stubs.h:7:27: error: gnu/stubs-32.h: No such file or directory I googled the problem ...
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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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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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How to stop cron from mailing me?

I have setup a ssmtp server with my gmail username and password. After that i have been getting constant emails from my laptop to my gmail. Here the mails. The first one is somewhat like this: The ...
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HP dv2700 series, Wifi not working in Ubuntu 12.10, Wifi Button always disabled

I have a HP dv2745se laptop. I always had Ubuntu with the Native Windows Vista and Wifi worked fine. Suddenly my Ubuntu wouldn't load anymore, I tried fixing it for a week and eventually I formatted ...
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Ubuntu 13.10: Broadcom 43142 not finding bluetooth devices

I have a Lenovo B590 laptop. The laptop is Ubuntu-certified for Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, so I wasn't expecting any problems. First I tried to get the Broadcom 43142 wifi/bluetooth module working on Ubuntu ...
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gfortran in ubuntu 12.10

I hope my message will get read soon and somebody will give me a solution. I use fortran to do simulation and gfortran is the compiler I use. Recently I migrated from Ubuntu 10.10 to 12.10. After ...
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Why is my screen flickering while watching some flash videos?

I'm having an issue where on many flash videos (AMCTV's sites videos allow me to reproduce this consistantly) flicker. The bottom half of my laptop or vga monitor's screen will flash white or turn ...
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Startup Disk Creator is not showing the ISO image

I downloaded the Ubuntu 13.04 32-bit image from ubuntu.com. I am trying to create a bootable image of USB drive. Startup Disk Creator is able to recognize the USB correctly and automatically. When I ...
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Cannot get Atheros AR9285 to work on 12.10

I've already went through all possible advices and still cannot start my Atheros AR9285 wireless card. I have a laptop Toshiba Portege Z830 where the WiFi already worked under Windows 7. But after ...
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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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Wifi connects to all networks except for one

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 on an Acer PC. I am seeing a problem with my WiFi recently. I can connect to all wireless networks except my home network. The connection is established, but when I connect to ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 12.10 graphics problem

I can't boot since installing Ubuntu 12.10 When I try to run Ubuntu My computer never gets to the Ubuntu screen with the loading dots. I tried to run in recovery mode with safe graphics (failsafex) ...
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What MAME UI frontends are available for Ubuntu 12.10?

I have installed Mame via SDLmame but have so far failed to successfully install any decent GUI that enables categorisation of games, favouriting, or preview screenshots. I have many hundreds of ROMs. ...
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How can I run a script when I unmount a particular usb drive?

I am trying to sync between a folder and usb drive, so that a) when I plug in a particular usb drive, a script runs to copy any newer files from the usb to the folder; and b) when I unmount the ...
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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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Why isn't utorrent working? How do I remedy this problem?

I tried to install utorrent by following the instructions available at http://www.liberiangeek.net/2012/01/install-utorrent-in-ubuntu-11-10-oneiric-ocelot/ but when I got to the step of typing: ...
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How to disable popup “SIM PIN Unlock Required”?

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Lenovo W500 and this annoying popup keeps appearing on start up. The text sais: "SIM PIN unlock required" and "The mobile broadband device 'Ericsson F3507g' requires ...
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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 won't do 1920x1080

Both my monitors (one over DVI other over HDMI) have a native resolution of 1920x1080 (16:9) but the only two options for resolution in the "Display" section of system settings are 800x600 (4:3) and ...
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Cannot read filenames that are in utf8 encoding (Greek characters)

I've downloaded some files using "Download as .zip" option provided by Dropbox. The filenames contain Greek characters. I've extracted them and all I get is this: 2013 ΧειμεÏινÏ.pdf The files ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.10 driver for Epson XP-202

Can anyone advise me if there is a printer driver for an Epson XP-202 printer to work with Ubuntu 12.10? If not, is there a workaround?
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No wireless option available in 12.10

On my friend's Ubuntu 12.10 (Unity) laptop, there is no longer an option to connect to a wireless network. It used to work. He doesn't know what caused it to go away, but does anyone know how to get ...
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How to install TP-Link MA180 on Ubuntu

I just bought the 3G Modem TP-Link MA180 and I try to install it on Ubuntu 12.10. Problem : Network Manager does not detect it. I saw on the web that usb-modeswith is supposed to handle it, but I ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 can't shut down properly

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and after upgrading from 12.04 I'm no longer able to shut down my pc. The system get stuck trying to shut down and I can see the text "acpid:exiting" what can I do?
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Disabling Password and Key Login

I want to disable the login prompt to access the Passwords and Keys. Right clicking the prompt does not bring up a change password dialogue. Under Applications > System Tools >Preferences there is ...
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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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Google Chrome won't install. Help?

I downloaded Chrome from the official page. Once it was done downloading, I double clicked it to start the installation. It took me to Ubuntu's SoftWare Center, and I clicked "Install." Once I clicked ...
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How to change 3D game resolution on 12.10 64bit with nvidia graphics driver

I have problem with nvidia graphics driver opensource and proprietary ! Can't change resolution on 3d games and there's a bug there are no kernel sources installed and thus jockey can't install ...
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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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No sound with HDA Intel PCH

I don't manage to get sound working on my Ubuntu 12.10. The output of my alsa-info.sh is located here. I would appreciate any help to fix this problem!
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terminal vim colours broken on focuslost

My vim setup uses the csexact plugin to fix match the colors for color schemes that would normally only work in gvim. Everything works fine until gnome-terminal loses focus, and suddenly everything ...
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Unable to Connect MTS Mblaze modem in Ubuntu 12.10?

I am using Ubuntu for 1st time and I do have an modem MTS Mblaze in India which I am using in Windows. But when I tried to connect in Ubuntu 12.10 using give default method (i.e. choose country, ...
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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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How can I get my Nvidia Overscan setting to work on start up. Ubuntu 12.10

Hi all as with a lot of people my new nvidia driver doesn't include a overscan bar so my tv's desktop is chopped off. After many searches and some trail and error I've been able to get my Tv to fit ...
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How do I fix the package problem I have received after a failed attempt at installing QtOctave?

I installed GNU Octave 3.6.4 today straight after it was released via the commands: cd ~/octave-3.6.4 ./configure make sudo make install sudo ln -s /home/brentonhorne/octave-3.6.4/run-octave ...
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How do I enable the wireless adapter on a Lenovo x100e?

I'm very fresh to Ubuntu and I just downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 on my Lenovo x100e computer. I'm having issues with my wireless adapter. It says the adapter was turned off by a hardware switch. The issue ...
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Laptop shuts down upon waking from suspend

The computer enters suspend either by closing lid, choosing suspend from the top-right drop down, or hitting the power button and pressing suspend. It doesn't matter. I then attempt to wake the ...