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

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MPD Installation on Centos 6.3

I am in the process of migrating from Ubuntu Server over to CentOS. While I can easily configure MPD as a system wide service on Ubuntu, I am having difficulty with CentOS. Can anyone recommend a ...
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I'm installing IBM RAD 7.5 in Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit getting error Cannot execute binary file

I'm installing IBM RAD 7.5 in Ubuntu 12.04 but when I run ./install it says cannot execute binary file. When i run chmod +x laucnhpad.sh ./lauchpad.sh Then again not running. drwxrwxr-x 12 ...
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Why does my home server freeze?

My brother just bought a new laptop and forgot about his old desktop. The desktop has a P17G Motherboard from PC Chips, 2GB RAM, a SATA hard drive, a PATA DVD-ROM, Pentium 4 with HT (Don't remember ...
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How to completely turn off Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) in Ubuntu 12.04?

I am trying to turn off Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) in Ubuntu 12.04. What I have done is set randomized_va_space to 0 but still when I am looking at /proc/<process_id>/maps for my ...
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Minimize boot time on headless ubuntu

I am trying to remove as much processes as possible to minimize the boot time on a beaglebone running ubuntu minimal. So i want to remove udev-fallback-graphics and all plymouth processes. I tried ...
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wubi still said files is missing after disable UEFI

after install ubuntu with wubi and select UEFI and csm UEFI is disabled however, wubi still said files is missing do i need to install with wubi again
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Quickly create an entry in the side bar Launcher

How to quickly create a Launcher entry for a certain command, e.g. sudo <command>? I remember older Linux (Ubuntu and others) distributions where I could right-click the panel (or desktop) and ...
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Script to alert removing a usb drive before logging off

I keep leaving my usb drives connected to the lab machines of my dept.So far I have been lucky to always find it in the lost and found but not having it when you need it gets a bit irritating. Is ...
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Cannot access internet over WIFI in ubuntu 12.04 after I changed my SSID

I use internet through 2 Wi-Fi connections. 1 is home-wifi and 2nd is PICT-wifi . There is at all no problem with PICT-wifi (which requires a PROXY). But,some days ago ,I changed my home-wifi's SSID ...
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Getting started with google appengine (python2.7) on UBUNTU

I am following the tutorial, https://developers.google.com/appengine/docs/python/gettingstartedpython27/helloworld. I use Ubuntu 12.04 I prepared the helloworld example and then I got this message: ...
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Automounting SD card when inserted in Ubuntu

I am trying to write a BASH script that automounts an SD card once it is inserted in the card reader, then move all pictures to a folder in the HDD and renaming each file to the date and time the ...
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Dragging a window in GNOME 3 is very slow in my machine. Is there a way to make it faster?

I have recently installed GNOME 3 on my Ubuntu 12.04 and it seems that most of its fancy effects work pretty smoothly. Strangely though, dragging a window is slow and glitchy. Is it caused by some ...
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How to route specific traffic through OpenVPN?

I'm running a server at home with rtorrent and apache2. I would like to route my rtorrent traffic via OpenVPN and since im kinda new to OpenVPN and iptables i would like to have a user friendly guide. ...
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Resolving only to correct subdomain

I've asked this question previously at serverfault.com (what I believe to be the more appropriate site for this question, however, it was closed unanswered moments later and I was referred here. My ...
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Downgrading MySQL 5.5 > 5.1 - Ubuntu 12.04

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 server running MySQL 5.5. How can I install MySQL 5.1 or 5.0 on it? I have tried some commands: apt-get install mysql-server-5.1 apt-get install mysql-server None worked...I ...
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How to rename LVM volume?

Is is possible to rename an LVM volume? I would like to rename local0 to vm Device is /dev/mapper/vgdata-local0 I'm using Ubuntu 12.04
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How to extract .tar.bz2 directly? (avoiding a folder creation)

I always extract this kind of files using on the route where I want those files: # tar -xvf file.tar.bz2 But it always creates a folder called "file" (for this example) and stores all inside it. ...
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How to get to Ubuntu's home directory in Windows?

How can I get to Ubuntu's home directory in Windows?
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how to get logs in DD/MM/YYYY format and ipaddress format using rsyslog in ubuntu

Feb 4 10:32:57 master sshd[2070]: pam_unix(sshd:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0) Feb 4 10:32:59 master sshd[2070]: Received disconnect from 192.168.0.107: 11: disconnected by user ...
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How to network Ubuntu and Windows 7 through a switch?

I have a PC running on Windows 7 and another one running Ubuntu 12.04. I know I can directly connect both of them using a crossover cable, however I occasionally do have a laptop to connect as well, ...
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Understanding proxy settings in Ubuntu

I'm behind a university proxy and I'm very confused about Ubuntu's proxy settings and I'd love if someone can clarify it for me. If I look inside /etc/apt/apt.conf it has my custom set proxy as ...
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Mirror apt repository that uses .bz2 files

I'm currently trying to set up a mirror for several apt-repositories that use Packages.bz2 files instead of regular gzip. Unfortunately, apt-mirror on Ubuntu always tries to fetch Packages.gz files ...
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Unable to connect to remote host

When i try to do lynx -dump http://127.0.0.1:13013/cgi-bin/sendsms?username=kan&password=abc&to=[recipient%20no]&text=[text] This is the error that came up. Looking up 127.0.0.1:13013 ...
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How to set up samba share for win network

TY in advance for all help I'll get on this issue. I got this unpleasant task to set up an Ubuntu server with samba for file server. To make it more complicated I have to do it as follows: 4 ...
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Window focus hops between windows in The Gimp 2.6 on Ubuntu 12.04 - how do I configure this?

f I run the gimp and have one image open for editing and use hot keys to perform operations (e.g. Alt-I, s, 600, Alt-S), after I am done the focus moved from the editing window to the toolbox window. ...
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flaky proxy on virtual machine

I have been battling this for several hours and coming stuck. I use windows XP and a VM box with ubuntu. I have to use the proxy to connect to the internet at work. However I use ubunutu to check ...
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Yellow noise (small lines) when Chrome is playing video

When I try to play video on Google Chrome Version 24.0.1312.52. I see small yellow lines over a video. How can it be fixed? Thanks. UPD Ubuntu 12.04 LTS That problem appears only when I play videos ...
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Postgresql is not avaible in Libreoffice Base

I want to edit a postgresql base using libreoffice-base. When I launch the database wizard of Libreoffice-base, I am blocked at the first step: I can select an existing base, but the only ones ...
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how to use MD5 for authentication in OpenLDAP?

I've installed OpenLDAP in AWS, everything was working as expected until I tried to authenticate a user, it asks me for the password and when I provide it, it says Permission denied, please try again. ...
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Connection to Ubuntu Apache2 server times out

I am running ubuntu 12.04, with apache2. My router configuration is set to forward port 80 to my local IP. The problem is I can only access the server as localhost. Else it times out (from devices ...
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Custom Icon for NFS Volume Mount - Possible for OSX?

We are naming our various network volumes after Planets! I renamed the Mercury.icns icon, to .VolumeIcon.icns and copied it over to the mount point folder of the NFS server. So far remounting the ...
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Averaging dstat output

I need to average upload and download speed using dstat -n. How can I add all the received and sent datas that appear after dstat -n , so that I can add them and find average upload and download speed ...
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Make Ubuntu 12.04 to remember its last session

When I login to ubuntu 12.04 it should run all applications automatically which I have run during the last login. In 10.04 version there was an option for this. In the latest version how to do this?
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Ubuntu Space issue

I am facing an issue with Ubuntu server.I am running php script using cron job which executes after every 5 minutes which is basically updating mysql table. This folder spool/mqueue is showing 112GB ...
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proxy servers with ips from various other countries

I am trying to setup a proxy server for a few members of my team. I want to give it to them through my VPS server, what I want to know is I want to give at least 30 IPs from different country then ...
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How to route specific traffic through OpenVPN?

I'm running a server at home with rtorrent and apache2. I would like to route my rtorrent traffic via OpenVPN and since im kinda new to OpenVPN and iptables i would like to have a user friendly guide. ...
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monitor goes to sleep and won't wake up

We have about 80 systems running ubuntu 12.04 64bit desktop edition. We are facing a strange problem. Everything works fine except that after the monitor goes to sleep, if we don't wake it for long ...
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How do I change the XRDP keyboard layout to en-gb in Ubuntu 12.04?

Does anybody know how to change the keyboard layout to en-gb in an XRDP session on Ubuntu 12.04? I am using mstsc.exe to connect to an XRDP server hosting an XVNC session, however I cannot work out ...
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gksudo nautilus doesn't work. Ubuntu Terminal

I'm trying to open my /etc/apache2 folder through terminal. I tried running gksudo nautilus and gksu nautilus. Both doesn't show anything and do not show any errors in terminal. But nautilus works ...
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Wifi doesn't work - system or hardware issue?

I have a Dell Latitude e360 laptop (64-bit arch) that previously had 32-bit Windows 7 on it. Wireless worked beautifully on it. It has a slide button on the right side for manually turning the ...
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New VGA cable (5 meter length) does not allow display setting 1920 *1080

My Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop is having LED HDMI 1080 Full HD (ViewSonic) monitor. Which allows me to set display settings (maximum) 1920 * 1080 (16:9) if the VGA cable (monitor manufacturer supplied) ...
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Why don't my certificates match?

I'm configuring a VPN with OpenVPN without interfaz, the problem is when I try to connect, it says: TLS Error: TLS key negotiation failed to occur within 60 seconds (check your network connectivity) ...
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windows 7 not resolving a specific host

In my home network I have a desktop (ubuntu 12.04 - as a server), laptop (Windows 7 Ultimate x86 for work) and android phone. Since I installed samba3.6.3 with apt-get and configured shares only I ...
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Cannot play a non-commercial video DVD

I have tried everything to play my DVD that contains two folders: Video_TS & AUDIO_TS. After searching I saw that players like VLC (Ubuntu and Windows) or PowerDVD (Windows) should be able to play ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 misnamed user account during setup

If I accidentally misnamed my user account during the initial installation, for example if I type "devdmin" instead of "devadmin", is there a way to change that account username? The reason I ask is ...
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scp over ec2 ignoring a directory?

Facing a problem while using scp to download a file from AWS EC2 instance(to which I have assigned a elastic IP),scp is ignoring the my-store folder. But when i access the ec2 instance over ssh, I can ...
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Windows 8 Pro Hyper-V Manager network connection

Need to create a VM instance of Ubuntu 12 hosted on Windows 8 Pro. Discovered Hyper-V. Got it installed like a charm with OS booting up real nice. However, for the life of me and at least two hours ...
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executing a shell-script through makefile

i am trying to create a .deb file that first installs the dependency that is stored in the some folder, for that i have created a shell script. My issue is executing the shell script through make file ...
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How to make GNOME 3 hibernate from timeout using pm-hibernate

I am running Fedora 17 with GNOME 3 as my desktop, and have set up the machine to hibernate after idle for 1 hour. However, instead of switching off the machine appears to be on with the fan running. ...
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Why does BIOS runs really slow sometimes?

Sometimes, the BIOS runs really slow on my Dell Vostro 1550 computer (10 seconds). When I go to the BIOS setup and switch to a different tab, the new tab shows up slowly. My OS (Kubuntu) runs normally ...