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

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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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How can I remove the ssh last login info?

Whenever I log into a server using ssh. The prompt gives me "last login" information. I was wondering where this information comes from. How can I remove this record so when someone else log into the ...
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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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Windows 7 BSOD, safe mode working,

I need help getting my dualboot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 to work, and since I'm not to experienced with computers I've been pretty dumb. Here's what I've done, quite shortend though: First ...
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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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Why “php x.php &” leads to a STOPPED background process

x.php: <?php sleep(15); ?> console: $ php x.php & [1] 5742 [1]+ Stopped x.php Result: a "STOPPED" process - it's there forever until I send a TERM and then CONT ...
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Wallpaper/background switcher for Linux?

I'm looking for a background switcher that has these features: Add folders to use as source of wallpapers (usually called 'monitor folder') Enable/disable those folders (not just add/remove) Crop ...
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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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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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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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This computer currently has no detected operating systems

I am new to ubuntu 14.04 and I am attempting to install it on my laptop (Acer Aspire V3/772G-Intel) which already has Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I currently have two partitions on my HDD and I was ...
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Running Cronjobs as per Local Time rather than Universal Time

On running dpkg-reconfigure tzdata in terminal and i get 2 different time on my machine Local time is now: Wed May 1 11:58:55 IST 2013. Universal Time is now: Wed May 1 06:28:55 UTC 2013. ...
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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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Ubuntu on login don't ask password

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I have set a password for login. It don't ask at startup but when I lock the screen it ask password. How to make ubuntu to ask password at login? Can anybody help? I have ...
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How do I make Ubuntu start fbterm in the tty on startup?

When I was testing openSUSE about a week ago, I noticed that tty1 (yes, just tty1) had the openSUSE background. I want to do the same in Ubuntu. I found a way using fbsplash. I'm not too keen on that ...
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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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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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sudo: must be setuid root

I rented a server (ubuntu 12.04). They gave me a root user account. Next, I went in and created a new user using: # adduser <newusername> And added a password. The new user account works ...
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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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Setting up a local network

I have an old computer with two network cards and I've installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS on it. I have an old router d-link des-1024d. I want to plug the internet into one network card and the router ...
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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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Skype mutes all other sounds [Ubuntu 12.04 LTS]

When I start up Skype, my audio is fine. But once a sound comes out of skype, all other sounds get muted. Skype isn't playing a sound or anything. It just mutes all other sounds until I restart. HP ...
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Using a .vmdk file in VMware player 5.0.1

I am new to VMware player. I downloaded an OS ready for VMware player, which turned up to be a .vmdk. I am using VMware player 5.0.1 for Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. How will I open the file?
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Dual Booting - Ubuntu Installer doesn't recognize Windows 7 or find partitions

I have a new HP Pavilion HPE h9-1130 Phoenix Desktop with Windows 7 64-bit pre-installed. I would like to dual boot with the latest stable release of Ubuntu, version 12.04.1 LTS. I followed the steps ...
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Having difficulties getting my vhosts to work properly

I have my URL (example.com:8010) pointing to my server, which works and goes to the /var/www directory properly. I created another vhost file to go to the test directory but when I type the URL for ...
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Not able to connect with server. Connection closed by remote server

I am trying to ssh remote server from my local server. But whenever i run ssh command: ssh root@x.x.x.x I get error: Connection closed by x.x.x.x Output of ssh -v -v -v -v root@x.x.x.x is: ...
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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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ActiveMQ on Ubuntu 12.04 reports “not running” but it is running and listening to it's port… why could that be?

I installed ActiveMQ on Ubuntu using the command sudo apt-get install activemq which seemed to work fine. Then, I activated a configuration by copying the sample configuration provided with the ...
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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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Kinect Motor Device Not Detected

I'm trying to install a kinect on Ubuntu 12.04. Unfortunately, lsusb shows that the motor device is not detected : Bus 002 Device 009: ID 045e:02c2 Microsoft Corp. Bus 002 Device 010: ID ...
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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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“sudo nautilus” does not allow changing files or folders

I can't modify files in Ubuntu 12.04. I'm trying to change the permissions so that I can add a folder or change a file and all I get is this: $ sudo nautilus sudo: /usr/lib/sudo/sudoers.so must only ...
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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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Accessing Ubuntu guest (VirtualBox) node.js server from Windows host

I'm attempting to set up a node.js server on my Ubuntu guest OS running on VirtualBox. A simple "Hello World" HTTP server runs fine if I try accessing it from a browser on the Ubuntu image, but I'm ...
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Multimedia files changed in size for no apparent reason

I synchronize my data between my laptop's SSD and a pendrive. A few days ago my sync software (FreeFileSync) reported that hundreds of files has changed in size, despite that i haven't done anything ...
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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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Difference between 'du' and 'du -b'?

root@host:/var/log/apache2# du access.log -bh 753M access.log root@host:/var/log/apache2# du access.log -h 1.2G access.log Why is there such a huge difference in size for the same file?
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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 ...
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Cannot import .ova

I'm trying to import an .ova file into my VirtualBox on Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bits), but when I do this I get the following error: Failed to import appliance /media/USB/Respaldo 11 (Armando)/SW/Maquinas ...
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How to best clone a running system to a new harddisk using rsync?

I have a system running as a server that has a failing harddrive. While all important data is on a RAID and backed up and all that, I don't have an image of the system itself. There is no specific ...
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Cifs share doesn't preserve permission configuration in smb.conf (775 instead of 777)

So I have a share on ubuntu that is accessed through both ubuntu and windows machines. my relevant smb.conf is like this: path = /share create_mask = 0777 force create mode = 0777 security mask = ...
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Access virtual desktop LAMP on Windows

I was having issues getting XAMPP to run for users other than admin per this thread. Trying to figure out a solution I had an idea and was curious to know how to make it work. I installed Virtualbox ...