LTS stands for "Long Term Support release". These Ubuntu releases are considered to be especially stable and receive official support longer than normal releases. A new LTS comes out every 2 years.

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MDADM Raid Array Fails to Mount On Startup, OK on Dynamic Access

First off, thanks for taking a look - I've tried to tackle this problem more than once to no avail. The long and the short of the back-story (though I can't recall specifics because it's literally ...
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Unable to install osspd [duplicate]

I try to install osspd, but I get the message that I need the library lib6c >= 2.17 I tried to install it by: apt-get install osspd http://sourceforge.net/projects/osspd/ ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Wubi Installation [duplicate]

I have just (finally) installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Acer Aspire One netbook, using Wubi. I have tried to install with a USB stick many times, but failed. So, now I have a dual boot with Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu not loading/running correctly

When I boot up I get just my desktop background, no menus or options. I can access terminal through recovery mode, but everything I try fails because of a missing package or something. I just updated ...
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NON-LTS to LTS? Possible? [duplicate]

Is it at all possible to move from an non-LTS distro to an LTS one, IE 13.04 to 12.04 LTS? If so, how would it be done?
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how to install linux-headers-3.5.0-32-generic [duplicate]

When i try to install some apps i get a message: linux-headers-generic-lts-quantal : Depend: linux-headers-3.5.0-32-generic but it is not installable uname -a Linux ubuntus 3.5.0-27-generic ...
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12.04.2 LTS 32-bit Server does not start graphic interface in VMWare 5.0?

On a Windows 7 system, I installed VMWare 5.0 and tried to install the 32-bit Server LTS flavour of Ubuntu. After the install completed, it only starts in console instead of the usual GUI. How do I ...
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Can't Install Ubuntu on my iMac

Apparently, my late-2009 iMac screwed up, and ruined everything. I was forced to reformat, but my iMac is second-hand, so I can't reinstall Mac because I don't have an Apple ID that has Lion ...
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Why does ubuntu 12.04 LTS provide samba4 alpha?

I was surprised to see an alpha package in an LTS release. Why put such an alpha package in an LTS release, no matter how stable it can be? It can be misleading for careless people who didn' t check ...
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What decides an ubuntu version to be LTS or non-LTS?

I was wondering which factors decide an Ubuntu version to be LTS or non-LTS?
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Upgrade to 12.04 LTS from 11.04 using ISO/CD

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 Oneric Ocelot. In it WiFi gets idle after some time. To get connection back I have to disconnect and reconnect. So I chose to upgrade 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin. But the issues ...
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Reverting after installing lubuntu desktop

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS and then found the Lubuntu desktop in Ubuntu Software Center. If I install it, would I later be able to revert to the ubuntu desktop?
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Availability of packages on ubuntu LTS

How can i know what packages are available for the Ubuntu LTS. My host says that PHP 5.4 is not supported because it is currently not available on the LTS repo for Ubuntu 12.04. How can I find out if ...
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Login on 12.04 LTS slow after moving /home to separate HDD

On a prior install I had moved the /home to a different HDD to keep the SSD for the OS only. On Saturday Ubuntu crapped out and I had to reinstall, after getting things back to the point of moving the ...
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Moving folder to trash

How can I give myself permission to delete a folder from "file system/opt"? Folder owner is root. I am the only user of this computer but I did not install the OS. I am not much of a tech person but ...
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How to upgrade 12.4 to 13.10 [duplicate]

I'm tempted to upgrade my desktop running 12.4 to 13.4 as 13.4 runs really well on my laptop. Can I do this without upgrading to 12.10 first (want to avoid fresh install) or is there no way arround ...
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LUBUNTU 12.04 NO lts? [duplicate]

does not make sense, because that all the variants sync the same repositories, so will I get software updates for 3 or 4 more years if I use Lubuntu 12.04, how could it be not an LTS? Evenb Mint 13 ...
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Ubuntu server boots, then shows blinking cursor

My Ubuntu server boots but then shows a blinking cursor. It passes GRUB and I get the boot log output and all seems fine, however I get no shell after booting. I can boot into recovery just fine ...
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How to make programs minimize when you click on them on the launcher [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I just want the programs to minimize like they do on the Windows 7 taskbar, if that gives you a idea of what I am talking about.
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Do the features in new Ubuntu releases get backported to the LTS?

I am thinking of installing either Ubuntu 12.04 (LTS) or waiting for 13.04 to be released. My question is: Will all the updates that appear in the new release also be made available to the LTS ...
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How to get kernel versions to match in a server and clients?

Ubuntu has released 12.04.2 LTS, which has a newer kernel than the one that comes with 12.04.1 LTS. I prefer to keep server and clients with the same kernel version. Can this be done?
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Why do I have different kernel versions on same distribution version

I (re)installed Mythbuntu 12.04.2 to solve an audio problem. After the installation I find that the kernel version of this MythTV front-end is 3.5.0-27-generic. However on the fully-updated ...
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Cannot get Flash to work in Firefox or Chromium, and cannot upgrade to 12.10 LTS

I cannot get Flash to load for either Firefox or Chromium. So I tried updating to 12.10 LTS, but I do not show any distribution updates available. I'm running 12.04 LTS on another computer, and it ...
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Quantal backported kernel in 12.04.2? What's going on there?

I'm sure that I'm not the first and/or only one to notice that 12.04.2, released earlier this year, installs by default a backported 3.5 kernel from the Quantal (12.10) release. I'm surprised to see ...
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Is there any difference between OS version beside DE and support time?

I'm sorry if this has been questioned many times, but I'm still not sure I understand fully. what's the different between LTS and normal release? other than support time, of course. I mean, is there ...
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Can not install updates on ubuntu 12.04 LTS!

Here is what i get when trying to install the update: first I get a window message with all this: W:Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/source/Sources 403 Forbidden , ...
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No media found error while booting from live usb

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from live usb disk. While booting from usb I am getting error as "/init line 7 cannot open /dev/sdb: no media found". My machine is currently dual boot with ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS very slow

I have been using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS very happily for some time now (waiting for 13.04 to come out so I can upgrade), and I ran some updates 15-20 days ago and then I could only run in Unity 2D and ...
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My Wallpaper changes when I restart?

I set a custom wallpaper background simply by right clicking on the image and selecting "set as background" but when I shut my computer off last night and turned it back on today, my desktop ...
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permanent desktop background

Is it at all possible the have the login screen desktop background remain permanent for all users and prevent them from changing to whatever they desire? We are currently using GDM with 12.04 LTS. ...
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How to remove Kernel/LTS Enablement Stack?

this question regarding the LTS Enablement Stack has actually two parts: I installed Linux 3.5.0-x on Precise 64bit via sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-quantal xserver-xorg-lts-quantal . As ...
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12.04.2 lags when I have 4GB RAM

i have ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS the newest version and it lags some times i have it running on a external drive wd book with 500 gb and the computer i have it hooked up to is a optiplex 755 with 4gb of ram ...
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Ubuntu Server does not appear on network by NetBIOS name until 2nd reboot?

Currently having a strange issue whereby my Ubuntu LTS 10.04 Server does not appear on the network on first boot after being shut down. I am able to connect to the server using the assigned IP, but ...
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LDAP and Thin Clients

I currently have a Sun/Oracle Enterprise Directory Server setup. I want to if possible authenticate my thin LTS clients to prevent the burden of local accounts and adhere to company policy. I have ...
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Ubuntu stuck in infinite resolution changing loop after pressing CTRL+ALT+F7 [on hold]

This happens alot in Ubuntu 12.10, and in 12.04 which i recently downgraded to for the LTS. I'll be in a window manager like KDE or unity or whatever, drop to a terminal via CTRL+ALT+F1, do something ...
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Installed Ubuntu 10.04 on USB - Now I need it on an HDD

I'm undoubtedly a newbie in all this. After reading so many reviews and pushed by a moody pogoplug set up at home (for backing up data and streaming of files), I tried to make my laptops and ipad ...
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Building Ubuntu server from source on very old hardware?

I'd like to build Ubuntu LTS 12.04 from source (kernel+daemons) on very old hardware. The hardware I'm on is i486 cpu on a pc104 single board computer. Most live cd's have trouble getting further than ...
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Inexplicable Slowness [duplicate]

I've been running Ubuntu for about 4 years now, and I'm having a problem with 12.04 Every once in a while the computer will slow almost to a stop, interrupting any playing audio/video, and ...
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AMD Driver on Ubuntu 12.04LTS: PC Running in Low Graphics Mode [duplicate]

my big problem is, that i cannot get the AMD Driver working on Ubuntu 12.04LTS. After install the Run with Terminal, it says "PC Running in Low Graphics Mode. Please Configure Driver Yourself!" Any ...
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Ubuntu LTS as a fileserver with Samba4 PDC [closed]

I am a die hard Debian fan when it comes to servers, however, the 5 year LTS support and the ability to install fresh packages such as samba4 on a server environment sounds very tempting. How Reliable ...
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12.04.2 Failed to install grub-efi to /target/

I have a Lenovo u410 ultrabook. It's sata scheme consists of a 30gb SSD and a 1tb hdd in a raid0 with intel rapid start technology. I removed IRST and disabled the raid0. I want to install ubuntu on ...
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Automatic brightness settings and video card driver

Hello, I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64, I realy need help with automatic brightness settings driver how to? And second is: no nVidia driver (additional driver) found, if I install the ...
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Can't Update Ubuntu [duplicate]

On the Ubuntu website, it says that if I want to update Ubuntu from 12.04 LTS to 12.10, I have to go into Update Manager and click 'Check', which won't work. It pops up saying, "There are no updates ...
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Ubuntu Cloud - Can it do what I need?

I am looking to propose a new system internally at work for learning purposes and think that Ubuntu Cloud might be appropriate but I am not sure (a lot of presentations are too sales orientated and a ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS support

I have been trying to install a dual boot Win8 & 12.04.1 Ubuntu 64 bit on an Asus N56V laptop but did no managed to preform the task (trying different tricks and Linux releases). I have ...
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12.04 LTS updated today and now throws me back to login screen after logging in

I allowed the update to run and once it finished, I restarted. Now it will not accept my password. I can log in as a guest, but can not access most of my programs or files. Additionally, when I ...
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Why am I getting a login prompt after installation of ubuntu 12.04.1?

I just installed Ubuntu lts 12.04.1 on my computer from CD using option 2 to wipe Windows from it. The first time I received an error when the computer tried to restart so I reinstalled, but now, when ...
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How can I install Celtx 2.9.7 properly on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I am new to Ubuntu and Linux and I want to install and use the newest version of the screenwriting software Celtx on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. After trying ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS only works when when I replace splash with acpi=off

I'm very new to Ubuntu and this site as well. I've grown up on Windows and felt like trying something new. So here is my problem: I have a DELL Inspiron m5030 that got a virus so i reformatted and ...
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Can Ubuntu Server 10.04.4 LTS be upgraded to NON-LTS?

I have a server running Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS. Can I upgrade this distribution to precise LTS, then from there, convert to non-LTS releases?