Ubuntu 12.04 (aka Precise Pangolin), is the sixteenth release(version) of Ubuntu from Canonical.

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Google spreadsheet thinks Chrome is Firefox [migrated]

I am an Ubuntu user with Google Chrome 39.0 and whenever I enter a Google Spreadsheet-document (with Chrome), I get a warning header saying that "This version of Firefox is no longer supported, please ...
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“No space left on device” when writing to NTFS on Ubuntu

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 and want to backup data to my external hard drive which is NTFS. When running cp -rp or rsync, I get no space left errors like this: `rsync: mkstemp "/media/Expansion ...
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Ubuntu-Rescue Remix Does Not See Hard Drive

I am trying to copy over data using the Ubuntu-Rescue Remix bootable cd but this cd does not see my hard drive! What can I do so that the URR is able to see my hard drive and I can save my data? I ...
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Device Is Busy When Trying To UMount

I am using the Ubuntu Rescue Remix and Ddrescue. I am in the process of creating a RAW image onto a 'good' drive (sdc) from a 'bad' drive (sdc). I used the command sudo ddrescue -r 3 /dev/sdb ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 can't log into graphical user interface

Somehow when I update packages, I lost the graphics driver installed in my system, and it now only logs me into tty1. when I press Ctrl + Alt + F7 the cursor blinks at the top of my screen and nothing ...
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Computer slow after plugged into wrong voltage

So I set up a desktop computer running ubuntu in a classroom that was running through an AVR at 220 volts. I got a report that it wasn't working, so I came to look at it, and sure enough, fans and ...
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How to Install Windows OS if Already have Ubuntu 12.04 Installed [duplicate]

I have purchased a dell laptop with Ubuntu Linux 12.04 installed in it, and I want to install Windows Operating System on Ubuntu and have dual booting. That is, to install the Windows OS in the ...
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Permissions Denied - After successful connection as 'root' ONLY when connecting externally

So, I have been using Ubuntu Server 12.04.01 for the past couple of weeks after using Ubuntu Desktop 13.10 for about a couple of months and find it a refreshing start after switching over from the ...
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I am not able to access a shared folder data from a remote IP address

File file = new File("//192.168.1.100/sharename/sharefolder/User2.jpeg"); System.out.println(""+file.exists()); I am not able to access file named "User2.jpg" available on given IP address from Java ...
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VLC MMS video via network - stutters

I'm using VLC to play a MMS video (1.5X speed) that is streamed from a "members only" website. The video works great except that it hangs/stutters every few seconds. So I increased the following ...
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Harddisk reinstalled - can data be recovered?

We have a laptop here which had Ubuntu installed on it. When it came back we removed the old partitions, created a new one and installed Windows 7 on it. This install is still fresh. Will it be ...
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How to reinitialize processor for /sys in Linux

I have upgraded my laptop from Intel Pentium P6100 to Core i5-460M. i5 supports Turbo Boost. To switch this on/off I need to do: echo 0 or 1 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/boost But my System ...
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how to monitor network/cpu/memory/disk usage by each Rails app

I run many Rails app on linode VPS I want to charge my customers by their usage, Is there anyway to monitor each Rails app's usage ? I need these information network/cpu/memory/disk usage Any ...
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Postfix SMTP SSL config: Can't send email but can receive it with SSL

I am trying to finish configuring my postfix/dovecot mail server that sits behind my home's router/firewall. I'm on Mint/Ubuntu 12.04. I'm close. I can connect/retrieve emails via SSL but can only ...
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Change service apache2 on linux

I'm on ubuntu 12.04. The default exe location for service apache2 (usage ex: sudo service apache2 start) currently points at /etc/apache2/bin/httpd, but that will not modify the current running ...
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I want to start VM for specific time

I am designing a system in which lot of VMs are there which run on KVM. My physical resources are limited, that is why I want to allow some of the VMs to run for some specific time(say Every Wednesday ...
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shifting between windows in byobu corrupts putty scrollback

I use byobu-screen through putty. when i use multiple windows and shift between them. the scroll back buffer of these windows gets intermixed, losing the whole purpose of scrollback. I dont want to ...
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Enable OpenGL on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I'm running Trisquel Mini 6.0.1, which is based on the repos for Ubuntu 12.04 on a netbook. I have a lightweight game that I'm trying to run written for the love interpreter, but it fails to ...
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How do I install a driver from a usb on 12.04 ubunu?

I have a Dell Lattitude e6400 with ubuntu 12.04 and I downloaded a driver for my Broadcom wifi it is on my usb drive and I also put it on my desktop...how would I install it from either source (the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.5 - unable to connect to internet

I have just installed ubuntu 12.04.5-desktop-i386 However, i am unable to connect to the internet. Also, do i have to download packages? Any other info needed? Please do ask. Thanks!
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Error: Unknown Puppet subcommand 'module'

It seems there is a problem with puppet on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as its missing the module subcommand as follows: Installed puppet in version 2.7.11 $ puppet module install rafaelfc-pear Installing ...
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Does dd care when cloning from smaller hdd to bigger hdd?

Does DD care about hard drive size? I currently have a smaller 500GB HDD that i want cloned to a 1TB SSD. Will it clone without a problem relating to size? will there be non partitioned space? was ...
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logind.cof file in ubuntu 12.04?

I have heard that the logind.conf file should be in /etc/systemd/logind.conf. however, it doesn't appear there, and a file search reveals that it isn't ANYWHERE. So what file replaces logind.conf, or ...
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No internet on Ubuntu server static IP running within VirtualBox after switching Internet Providers

I have switched Internet Providers recently and for some reason I now get no internet connection on my Ubuntu server 12.04.2 LTS VM running within VirtualBox. My host machine is Win7 64b. I do get an ...
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Wrong apache configuration. Perl scripts cannot execute

I've got wrong apache configuration. My script don't want to be executed and browser trying to download it as a file. <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost ServerName president.com ...
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Ubuntu server VMs having network issues after VLANing in VMware

Running ESXi 5.1 and vCenter. I recently segmented my network into smaller VLANs and enabled tagging on the vSwitch as well as the physical switch ports. Moved variety of VMs, Server 2008, RHEL, ...
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Change the DNS servers whilst retaining dynamic IP for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

The example below requires the end point device has a static IP address using the file /etc/network/interfaces What if there was a need to continue using dynamic IP addresses but static name ...
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How to Install Windows8 with Ubuntu on laptop?

In my laptop, I have installed Windows 7 with Ubuntu 12.04LTS. Now I need to replace Windows 7 with Windows 8 without formatting Ubuntu. Is it possible to do?
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connected laptop with TV- sound from tv not working

I have connected a tv via HDMI to a laptop running ubuntu 12. I can see the video on the televsion but the sound plays from the laptop and not from the television. Any ideas on what I need to change ...
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Need to setup ubuntu server files secure

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 server. On that we have some projects which are shared with Samba share. I need to protect our files to be copied from there by other users except by a superuser or root for ...
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Unable to find PORT name in ubuntu 12.04

I am writing a code for serial programming in ubuntu 12.04. I have connected a usb to serial converter with my usb port. Now I want to know On which port I have connected my usb ( for example COM12 ...
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Trying to upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS inside Virtualbox results in a divide by 0 error

Attempting to upgrade a 12.04 LTS guest on a Windows 8.1 host results in the following error. Is there a workaround? This is on Virtualbox 4.3.14, the newest release. This error is very strange, ...
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USB drive stopped working

My USB pen drive (A-data UE700 64GB) suddenly stopped working. I tested it on few PCs (every one with Linux) and it doesn't work on any of them. The device isn't even mounted. It used to work alright ...
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Why isn't “(ulimit -d 1000; firefox) &” working?

I'm trying to limit the memory usage of firefox to prevent it from stalling the whole system with problematic web sites. I tried, in bash: (ulimit -d 1000; firefox) & This should limit the ...
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ldap_bind: Confidentiality required (13)

I want to configure ldap with ssl so I used openssl for certificate and when I enable olcSecurity tls=1 in /etc/ldap/slapd.d/cn=config.ldif and now when I try to use ldapsearch or try to login it ...
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Ubuntu12.04 crashed while trying to install Ubuntu14.04, no longer have access

My desktop crashed. It's a 9 year old Compaq SR 1650NX, AMD Athlon 3500+ probably 1 GB RAM. Was running Ubuntu 12.04... was attempting to upgrade to 14.04, not sure if I interrupted it. Pretty much ...
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mouse button #7 not detected by Linux

Under Ubuntu 12.04, the command xev sees all 9 buttons of my mouse, except for n.7, i.e. scroll right. Is there a way to fix this? I don't think it's related to xorg.conf
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Ubuntu Samba Windows LogIn Failed to retrieve share list from server

I am part of a small Windows7 & 8 network of about twelve machines, all of which have been configured mostly by me to share folders with "Everybody". The machine that doubles as a File Server, ...
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no user-switching option in Ubuntu 12.04

Some time ago, we got several new Ubuntu 12.04 machines at work for various purposes. To make things more manageable, I created multiple accounts for the different users that will be using the ...
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Zorin6.4 core ubuntu software center will not open

Ubuntu software center will not open. Last time it was open it said it was conducting a search. Reboot and still conducting search. Synaptic center says unable to get exclusive lock' Lubuntu software ...
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why linux checks disk after shutdown -h

if I give the command sudo shutdown -h +2 or edit my crontab in a similar way, at reboot Ubuntu 12.04 checks disk for errors: is this behavior correct? is there a way to avoid it? Note that this ...
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I want backdoor access via intranet but none via internet - easy solution?

I see my new server has two cards and wonder if I can plug the internet into one and an intranet into the other. I only want access to the OS and program files and MySQL from the intranet side. ...
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Ubuntu - how to find live usage of port numbers

I am trying to debug a problem with a apache server, wherein I need to find the application that uses a particular port number. I tried using netstat, but didn't help. The scenario is that I am ...
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I lost my Ubuntu Partition

I have two operating systems installed on my computer, Ubuntu and Windows 7. I reinstalled Windows 7 today and I think have a problem with the Ubuntu partition. Running fdisk -l when booted into a ...
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NFS works in PC but doesnt in ARM board

I have done nfs in pc but i could not do it in arm board. is there anything in addition that is required... I did not change any setting but the following error is displayed mount: ...
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Unable to run skype 4.3 on ubuntu [duplicate]

I recently upgraded skype 4.2 to 4.3 on ubuntu 12.04, but it is crashed within some seconds. This crash is happening each time. can any body suggest me some workaround.
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How to re-install a ubuntu package when sudo dpkg -i does not work?

I am trying to re-install a broken package (tzdata) using dpkg but sudo dpkg -i tzdata_2014e-0ubuntu0.12.04_all.deb does not work. Here's the output dpkg: error processing ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 x64 in MBR

I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04 side by side with Windows 8.1 in my SSD. Windows is already installed in MBR, even though I have a UEFI machine. And so I used the legacy Bios. I have confirmed that ...
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grub rescue moved folder out of root

I made a really silly sudo mv /* /some_folder move command on my remote server vm ubuntu 12.04 that moved my boot folder to /home/.../somefolder/boot I can access this folder via a ...
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Windows install (media drivers)

I have been trying to install windows 7 64bit onto my Ubuntu 12.04 machine for quite awhile. I succeeded in installing the win7 64bit iso onto my usb via unetbootin-linux-494 and formating the usb ...