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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Downgrade Ubuntu 12.04 kernel to 2.6.x

I currently have the most up-to-date kernel (Linux user-desktop 3.2.0-67-generic #101-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 15 17:46:11 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux) of Ubuntu 12.04 on my x86_64 computer, but ...
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How does LTS combine with HWE out of support

This is a rather general question, but I'd really like to know where I got it wrong. Less than a year ago on one of my laptops, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 precise (Kernel 3.8.x) Now I am told that HWE ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Login issue

After restarting my PC, I am not able to see my users on screen. Only the guest session appears, but I am not able to log in. When I click on the guest session login, screen turns black and returns to ...
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How to chabge GDM Login theme in ubuntu 12.04 lts

I have ubuntu 12.04 lts and I changed my login screen to GDM by typing sudo apt-get install gdm how do I change the theme in ubuntu 12.04? I downloaded a theme using gnome-look.org. Where do I ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have installed Ubuntu few weeks ago. It is working fine, but it doesn't have sound. I made all upgrades, but this doesn't help. How I can sound work? PS I can't upgrade to 12.10, my graphic card ...
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Why should I install Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 instead of Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome-shell desktop installed?

What would be the advantages of that? At Ubuntu GNOME site it says "Ubuntu GNOME is a mostly pure GNOME desktop experience built from the Ubuntu repositories", but I'm not sure what that means ...
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Switch from normal to LTS release

We started with an Ubuntu 11.10 for a server system. The upgrade to 12.04 went smoothly. Now I only want to upgrade to the next LTS release. However, the system keeps telling me that 12.10 is ...
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TouchPad not working Dell Latitude E5420

After installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Latitude E5420 (I have windows 7 ultimate also installed) The mouse touchpad does not work. I am very new to linux and Ubuntu. Can someone help with easy ...
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14.04 LTS Unity no longer boots after last 94 MB update

I am running 14.04 LTS, Unity, on an HP Pavillion 15, 4GBRAM, 750 GB hdd, I-5 machine, with AMD 8600M graphics card built in. I have disabled the dash and all Ubuntu spyware. I have been faithfully ...
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Black screen freeze after logging in Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS on an Acer Aspire-5742G with Intel Core i3 processor, 8 GB RAM, 640 GB HDD and nVidia GeForce 520M with 1GB memory. I ran BleachBit with sudo permissions form the ...
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max Memory and Storage capacity of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Does anybody know what is the maximum Memory(RAM) capacity and HDD(Storage) capacity for both 32-bit version and 64-bit version of 14.04 LTS? Same Ubuntu 13.10 32 & 64 bit versions too.
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Virtual Box Kernel error [duplicate]

I am using kubuntu in my laptop i have installed virtual box in kubuntu 14.04 lts but when i start virtual machine it gives me error: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine ub. VT-x ...
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If I install Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC, what will happen to my files?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) on my laptop, and it was not booting properly so I decided to boot from a pen drive, but as I was just installing Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) I thought: ...
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I cannot install ubuntu 14.04 lts on my PC!

I have windows 7 on my PC and i really wanted to install ubuntu 14.04 on my Desktop so i downloaded it from the official ubuntu website ( www.ubuntu.com ) and I have 2 problems: 1) The file is only ...
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Can't Resume from Suspend in Ubuntu 14.04 64bit [duplicate]

Hi Everyone first thing is that i got a problem when i suspend the PC, it suspends like a normal PC but when i try to resume that's when i get the problem.... i can't resume, the PC turns ON but in ...
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My wubi usb installer can"t seem to find installation files

While attempting to install ubuntu, 14.4 LTS on my windows 7 hp mini 110-3130NR netbook for 32 bit from an usb wubi installer, an error message came up and stated that it could not find installation ...
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2048 game will not open (Ubuntu 14.04 in VMware Player)

I've found this site : http://www.unixmen.com/install-2048-game-ubuntu/ I downloaded the open-source puzzler @ http://sourceforge.net/projects/linuxfreedomfor/files/ubuntu/2048_1_all.deb & ...
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how to open multiple vlc interface (window) in xubuntu 14.04 lts

I am using xubuntu 14.04 lts. I notice new menu only allow to open one interface(window) of vlc. I want to open two interface from menu at the same time for vlc. Is it possible to have that?
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Install 14.04 LTS from 11.04 [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 11.04 installed in my PC. Now, the system does not allow me to update or upgrade anything. So, I would like to use one of your LTS version. I prefer 14.04, as it is new. I am having a ...
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12.04lts to 14.04lts: No menu-bar/launcher after logout/login

The solution here works for me to fix the desktop after log-in: http://askubuntu.com/a/292997/227118 , but I am back to square one after logging out. How to solve this issue permanently ?
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Firefox will not open (Ubuntu 14.04 in VMware Player)

Ubuntu is freshly installed under VMware Player for testing. Firefox will not open in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Desktop). There are no instances of firefox running in System Monitor. What can be the reason, ...
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Login start problem

After years of no problems with my Ubuntu 12.04, today my laptop began experiencing the following problem. When I get to the login screen, it apparently freezes. Regardless, I type my password and hit ...
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Is there an upgrade procedure from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS

I have tried the standard: apt get install update-manager-core do-release-upgrade but this does not seem to get it to 14.04 LTS. Are there other steps that I am missing?
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Problems with Compiz on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am currently dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my system(3 gb RAM, i3 , 320 GB HDD). I recently installed the Compiz Config Manager along with Compiz Pluginz. Realizing that they would not be much ...
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How to restrict Ubuntu to only show LTS updates

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS last week. Now I dont want to update daily for all the newly available updates, I want to restrict updates to only LTS updates. So I have seleted "For long-terms ...
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“Operation System not found” Dell XPS 15Z L511Z

Although title is the same problem is different. I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty on my HP EliteBook 6930p Notebook. And I was trying to create a bootable usb for my DELL XPS 15z. After successful ...
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How do I upgrade my Ubuntu server from one LTS version to another? Is this safe?

I like to keep all my servers running only the most stable versions of any operating system, so obviously I only run the LTS versions of Ubuntu. I currently have a few servers running Ubuntu server ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 wi-fi disconnect

After Installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit , my wifi after time off, the dmesg tells me the following: wlan0 : deauthenticated from 00:40:10:10:00:03 ( Reason : 7) [ 1201.967245 ] cfg80211 : Calling ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: Bluetooth not working

I updated from Ubuntu 12.04 lts to 14.04 lts. Now, I can send files to my phone from PC but the reverse is not possible. There's a small lock sign subscripting the bluetooth icon in menu bar. Does ...
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Is upgrading from LTS to LTS as reliable as doing a fresh install?

Having run into many snags and stability issues when upgrading (update-manager -d) from just release to release (For example: 13.04 - 13.10), I soon learned and have been told that it is always more ...
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Why do Ubuntu & Lubuntu 14.04 have different support periods?

This doesn't make sense. I rather have LXDE as my desktop so I use Lubuntu. But why is Ubuntu 14.04's LTS support period 5 years when Lubuntu 14.04's is only 3 years? Do they not use the same ...
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How do I ensure my upgraded server remains on the LTS?

I'd like to upgrade my server from non-LTS (Saucy) to the new LTS (Trusty Tahr). In other words, once Ubuntu 14.10 will be out (next scheduled release after 14.04), I would like to remain on the LTS ...
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April 2014 update taken, bootup hangs at Stopping System V runlevel compatibility

I've seen other threads related to my current situation, but the solutions posted didn't help... After accepting updates this morning, my system halts at "Stopping System V runlevel compatibility" ...
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When will PostgreSQL 9.3 be supported on any version of Ubuntu LTS?

according to http://packages.ubuntu.com/saucy-updates/database/ the latest version of PostgreSQL that's supported in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is 9.1, specifically the package name is postgresql-9.1 ...
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Which recognized flavors of Ubuntu have been granted the LTS status for 14.04?

The recognized flavors of Ubuntu as of 14.04 release are: Edubuntu - Ubuntu for Education Ubuntu GNOME - Ubuntu with a pure GNOME desktop Kubuntu - Ubuntu with the KDE desktop environment ...
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Samba Shares not working after reboot

After a reboot of a Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.8.0-35-generic x86_64) LTS server, the samba shares are no longer working. Details: Connecting to the samba shares from a Windows server using ...
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Do I need to take action on a 10.04 LTS server to avoid the heartbleed vulnerability?

From the heartbleed.com website, I see that OpenSSL 0.9.8 is NOT vulnerable, which is the version that is available on 10.04. That should mean that actually having stuck with 10.04 until now has ...
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How do I place this file in Ubuntu? (In parallels / OSX)

I need to place a file in the /etc/ directory, and I'm unable to copy/paste text into vi. Since this file is in a Parallels (on OSX) virtual machine, I'm not sure what my options are.
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Installing Ubuntu now, or wait for 14.04? [closed]

So, I really like to try out Ubuntu, because I would like to use something new on my computer. Now, I have got a UEFI based motherboard with secure boot enabled. (An Asus B85M-G) But my question is, ...
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How do I bypass The TTY login on ubuntu 12.04 lts and what is it?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I want to know what is a tty login. I was opening my laptop and the screen went black and was written "Ubuntu 12.04 LTS harshira-HP-ProBook-445-G1 tty1". Now it does not go ...
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How To Install Gnome Desktop on ubuntu 12.04 lts? [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 12.04 lts and I Want To Know That of there is a way by which i can have a desktop like this one in the photo: This In Not Gnome Classic. I dont want Gnome Classic
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Is there such a thing as the “go live” for LTS pre-release builds of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

For certain pre-release builds of software products it is guaranteed that they can be used already in production - and more importantly can be upgraded to the final version. Is there such a thing for ...
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Makedepend: Command not found

I'm trying to compile a source code and I'm getting this error make[1]: makedepend: Command not found Do you have any suggestions? I have Ubuntu 12 04 LTS, 2.6.28-17 kernel and gcc version 4.6.3
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Nvidia drivers making unity not working fine

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Gigabyte P35K. Unity was working fine at the first boot, but then I installed the Nvidia driver and now when I move a window it is pretty slow, when I take the ...
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Gksu Naulitus is not working [closed]

I am using ubuntu 12.04. I wanted to change permissions of a file so i typed gksu naulitus. it asked my password andstl i entered it and nothing happened. What should I do?
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What Is A kernel and how do I remove unused Kernels? [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 12.04 lts. I am new to ubuntu and i get this warning that 0 bytes are remaining on the volume /boot. i asked a question :This is the link to it So I Got replies saying i should remove ...
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Get the kernel version from lts package?

How do I determine the kernel version that a package like linux-image-generic-lts-saucy will install? Basically I'd like to get what uname -r would report before I actually install this kernel so I ...
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Is the latest provided php5 package in an LTS distribution secure?

I need to update php5 on a 12.04 LTS production server. The latest candidate provided is 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.9. Is that version patched to be secure for use in a production environment? PHP is up to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Sound Problem

lost my sound by installing Realtek HD Audio Drivers Linux Version got no HDMI choice tried googling for various codes ended up on Dummy Output in Sound and got no sound controll anymore can anyone ...
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Startup problem with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

So I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my laptop and the only way to get Ubuntu to boot is if I go to boot manager and start it from a UEFI partition called UEFI, if I don't do that I just get a screen ...