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

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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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Not able to login to Ubuntu 12.04

I am using VMPlayer to run ubuntu 12.04 as a guest OS with host being Windows 7. When I try to login to my account it says that the password is not correct. However, if I switch to console mode by ...
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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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EC2 Ubuntu with WordPress can't connect to RDS

I have set up a WordPress website on a Ubuntu 12.04 Amazon ec2 machine by following this tutorial except the fact that I haven't created a MySQL database and I am using an amazon RDS MySQL service. ...
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ubuntu dereference links when copying in nautilus

I recently collected a bunch of files I wished to share as a folder of links, and then dropped that in my Dropbox, these then appeared as symlinks to the other people using the folder and were quite ...
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wierd and difficult to describe samba issue

client windows 7 samba running on ubuntu 12.04 LTS I've been running samba on this box for a few years now without issue. All it does is share out the home directory. In the home directory is a ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 error message E: dpkg was interrupted

In Ubuntu 12.04 I got an error message saying: E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. After I ran that command, nothing happened and the ...
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vsftp upload timeout on ubuntu

I have set up VSFTPD on my Ubuntu 12.04. Nearly everthing is working fine. Connecting, authentication, retrieving directory listings, downloadings files. All works as expected. My problem is the file ...
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How to check allocation unit size on a hard drive on Ubuntu 12.04

How can I check on Ubuntu 12.04 allocation unit size on my hard drives? Is there any simple way (as a terminal command), I've been searching for this info in Disk Utility, but couldn't find it.
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Unable to access internet from VM (Ubuntu 12.04) installed in Windows 7 Host OS

I have installed Ubuntu as my guest O.S. in Vmware. I am able to ping DNS as well as Google from the terminal but unable to access the same from Firefox browser. What can be the problem?
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Installing 64-bit Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS, on a VM with VMWare Player, on a 64-bit Windows 7 PC

I'm trying to create a VM, using VMWare Player, with an ISO image of Ubuntu Server 12.04 (LTS). The machine I'm doing the installation on has an Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU, and runs 64-bit Windows 7 I ...
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Window snaps to bottom edge and cannot move vertically

When moving a window off the desktop horizontally, the window will push itself back onto the desktop. However, when moving it to the bottom, it will do the same and snap to the bottom edge. The ...
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Linux can dual display but windows can't?

I have two monitors, one that is hdmi-to-dvi and the other vga-to-dvi. I have an AMD HD Radeon 6900 series graphics card installed. I got Ubuntu to display dual monitors, but then I restarted for an ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 8 shared partition gets corrupted

I have a dual boot (Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8) system. Both systems have access to an NTFS "DATA" partition which contains all my images, documents, music and some application data like Chrome and ...
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How can I share files from my Windows 7 machine to my friend's Ubuntu machine?

I run a Windows 7 Pro SP1 laptop as my home machine, and my housemate runs an Ubuntu 12.04.1.05 desktop. We share a WLAN. I would like to make certain locations and files available for him to read and ...
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Sharing internet through a wired connection makes the host internet to drop

I have connected two computers (a laptop and a desktop), using a wired connection. The laptop has Ubuntu 12.10 and the desktop has windows 7. The connection is good and I'm able to share the internet ...
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Dual boot new laptop win 7 / ubuntu 12.04 - 750gb + 32gb SSD

I have just purchased a new HP dv7t-7000 and I would like to run Windows 7 / Ubuntu. How do I setup the dual boot? Can I install both operating systems with an 8gb USB drive? Can I still make use of ...
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Can I safely apt get remove a kernel that I apt-get-install'ed?

I installed a pae kernel on my Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit box in order to try it (I thought I would add RAM to my computer which I finaly didn't). It automatically added an entry to grub's boot menu with ...
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Website hosted on my virtualbox web server not displaying images or applying css when viewed through phone

I would really appreciate it if someone could help me. Please let me know if you need more info in the comments. My Set Up I have a windows 7 pc. On it I run a virtual box VM with a ubuntu 12 guest ...
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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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I/O errors on pendrive - what may cause them? (maybe a bad sector)

When I use a pendrive with Ubuntu, it sometimes disconnects. I looked in syslog and I found I/O error, dev sdb, sector 31159048, so I suppose it's a bad sector. How can I fix it? Here's a full log of ...
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Strange error with ldconfig

I get such an error when I run ldconfig /sbin/ldconfig.real: Can't link /usr/lib//work/igloo/riff/loader_communication/build/liblcm.so.1 to liblcm.so.1 any suggestions ?
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Install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 12.04.1 (on [Samsung] Chromebook)

I have dual booted Ubuntu Linux 12.04.1 LTS on my Samsung Series 5 ChromeBook, and am trying to run/install Oracle VirtualBox (from the generic .run file downloaded from their website). However, every ...
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How do I check if a process (Firefox) has quit?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit, with all updates installed. I made a simple shell script that starts a SOCKS5 tunnel and launches Firefox (with correct network proxy settings) to use the tunnel. How ...
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Stream the contents of a text file that is being continuously written to.

So I have a python script which is executed by cron job on a nightly basis to capture data on my data server (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS), this data is being written to a text file. Is there a command to stream ...
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set up permanent ramdisk in ubuntu to not using ram when is the ramdisk empty

My laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 has 8GB RAM. I added following record to /etc/fstab tmpfs /media/ramdisk tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0 What exactly does it mean? I have tested that I can ...
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Current sound configuration (integrated Realtek ALC662) on Ubuntu 12.04 plays everything as mono. How to fix it?

All music files play as mono on my Ubuntu 12.04 installation.System soundcard (integrated): nVidia MCP61 High Definition Audio (Realtek ALC662). Did anyone have the same problem? What's the solution? ...
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Cannot execute java command on Ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 12.04, installed JDK and interestingly have the following error. Why do I have this error though java file exist in there? appuser@securexmlgw-db:~/Downloads/jdk1.7.0_04/bin$ ls ...
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How to pass Combining characters for custom keyboard layout in Ubuntu?

I was creating my custom keyboard layout(custom tamil keyboard layout) in Ubuntu 12.04 platform based on this post. I edited the file /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/in as specified in the post with my ...
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How to auto source a shell script?

How to make a shell script execute it's commands as source commands without having to use "source scriptname.sh" expression to launch the script? Basically what I want is to type ./scriptname.sh and ...
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sudo + x11 application does not work correctly

I couldn't get any program requiring x11 (e.g. gedit, nautilus) to work with sudo. Using gksudo would just fail silently, while on terminal I received the following error: sudo nautilus ** ...
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How to create a mirror (raid-1) of an already setup and running ubuntu 12.04 system?

I have a fully setup ubuntu 12.04 installed on a single drive and formatting it just to setup raid-1 is not an option Unlike other answers like this one: Ubuntu 12.04 - Add RAID 1 Array on existing ...
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fPIC: command not found

I'm installing lenstool on a 11.10 ubuntu computer. I already have installed it on my 12.04 laptop and , although after a lot of struggling, it worked. But this time I am getting a weird error. First ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Timemachine - Suddenly can't find disk

I have used my Ubuntu server as backup through my network with my Mac Book Pro Mountain Lion for a while. But suddenly it won't work. It sais it can't find the disk. Even though I can connect through ...
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Calibre /kindle problems

So why won't my 12.04 recognize the kindle via USB so the send to icon will pop up in Calibre. I can't get the books off the PC HD and onto the kindle. No problem with the USB cable, tested it ...
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Free Space not shown in partiton even after extending it through gparted

I have a Ubuntu machine running 12.04 LTS on it. I had a very small "/" partition at the beginning, say of 16 GB. Now i added a 50 GB to it which i split from another partition and added to the "/". ...
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Why is that when I have a device already mounted, I am unable to mount other devices in Linux?

I am running Ubuntu LTS 12.04 and I have mounted an ISO image to the /media directory. The command I used to mount is mount -t iso9660 -o loop,ro name_of_iso.iso /media. Am I correct to refer to it ...
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How can I install ssh on Ubuntu 12 without internet

I need to install ssh offline on a computer which doesn't have the internet. Is there any package to do it or i need prepare one? How can I prepare? OS is Ubuntu 12
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Push entire account from one IMAP server to another IMAP server

My institution recently reshuffled our email accounts. I'm forced to shift years worth of carefully currated email (= more chaos than a 3 year old's birthday party) from IMAP account_old to IMAP ...
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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 ...
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Is my install 32 or 64bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 32-bit vs. 64-bit systems Is my install 32 or 64bit? I'm trying to find out if my Ubuntu install is 32 or 64bit. Whats the best way of finding out if the Ubuntu ...
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Xlib: extension “GLX” missing on display “:0.0”. Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual or fbconfig

I'm really confused and lost. I'm a completely new Ubuntu 12.04 LTS user and I'm trying to run a game on WIne and OpenGL. I was instructed to use the glxinfo command on my terminal to see if I had ...
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Seemingly inconsistent output from `top` re: Swap header vs. SWAP column

How should I interpret this seemingly inconsistent output from top re: swap? Running free confirms that no swap space is in use: $ free -m total used free shared ...
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Problems with apt-get(unmet dependencies)

I am using Ubuntu Desktop 12.04(64 bit). I have downloaded skype from the official website and opened the deb package from the terminal(sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-precise_4.1.0.20-1_i386.deb) but ...
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Unicode Composition in Sublime Text

I'm not able to use unicode composition (The ctrl+shift+u method) to enter unicode characters in Sublime Text 2 (v2.0.1, Build 2217) on Ubuntu 12.04 (Unity). To reproduce, just open up a tab and do ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: ATI Mobility Radeon X1300 drivers

I am new to linux. I would like my machine to make full use (perfomance wise) of the x1300, but I am not sure how/and which drivers to install. Doing lspci -nn | grep VGA gives me: 01:00.0 VGA ...
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Safely forking a low-privileged child process with su vs. sudo

I am trying to run Node.js as an unprivileged user (dmitry in this case). Hoping someone can confirm or, as necessary, please elaborate upon what I'm seeing below.: Using Ubuntu 12.04 and upstart, I ...
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How to enable both ethernet interfaces at Ubuntu 12.04

I have a machine with two ethernet cards and internet connection, on which Ubuntu 12.04 is installed. Both ethernet cards can take ip adress automatically say, eth0:47.168.137.14 and ...
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KVM machine does not start ssh, network is started, used to work

have been searching an pulling my hear out for the last 6 hours. I have a virtual machine that has been running fine for the last six months. I was happy ssh'ing into it and it was running a database ...