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

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Bridged network in corporate environment

What I want: I want a virtual machine guest running Ubuntu (on VirtualBox) for various web development test servers (running on different ports, e.g. Grunt.js is running on port 9000). I want to ...
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Upgrade user to skip using sudo to write files

I need to run a Capistrano recipe to setup some services so I have to be able to write to /etc/init without prefixing my command with sudo. How can I make an Ubuntu user abel to write to /etc/init ...
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How to back up Ubuntu 12.04 lts? Must be able to restore in 2 days or less

I run several e-commerce sites off my home server (my own, a family member's, and a customer's). Its an older Dell Dimension 4600 that I have running Ubuntu 12.04 lts. The computer doesn't show any ...
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Laptop won't boot without power cable connected

My laptop is an Acer Aspire 5750 that used to run Windows 7 but is now dual-booted with Ubuntu 12.04 (now my predominant OS). Recently an annoying bug developed in that my laptop won't boot without ...
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How do I recover data from only a single drive in RAID 1 setup on Synology DS214+ NAS?

I'm doing this so I know how to recover my data in case the NAS itself dies out and I'm only left with just a single drive from the 2nd bay (or from the 1st bay). Setup Synology DS214+ NAS 2x 4TB ...
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rsync don t work as expected

I have a script which download and compress a folder of a remote server (example: /home). I m trying to make the "restore" script, but I have a strange behavior. restore.sh: ($1 is IP adress, $2 is ...
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Accidentaly rsync --delete, /usr is affected, any way to check and reinstall missing component?

I was working on a ubuntu 12.04 server, testing to restore a backup (how ironic, I didn t done the "real" backup). Tried a rsync with --delete flag on /, I ctrl+c almost immediately, but rsync ...
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Difference between ubuntu desktop and ubuntu desktop usb

I downloaded mini iso Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" Minimal CD from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/MinimalCD I try to install on 2 GB free space. I prefer ubuntu desktop but i have ...
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Mapping domain to webadress

im currently trying to set up an apache client on a ubuntu root server. i have set up the apache and it is running, as i can access the "It works" page while doing it directly with the ip belonging ...
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USB storage bricked? (0kb on windows AND linux)

Same device as on this question I have a device which has been infected with a malware (the one which transform file to .lnk, windows shortcut). After cleaning, it didn t show on windows, but on ...
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nginx serve all domains except one

I have a standard nginx installation on ubuntu 12.04. I want only one subdomain to serve. All others should return 404. I have defined two sites: 0-default: server { listen *:80 default_server; ...
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Can't login ubuntu 12.04

Today I tried logging in in ubuntu but when I enter my password it keeps going to a black screen with text and then it gets me back to the login screen. When I press ctrl + alt + F1 I can login in ...
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vlc plays only grey screen with some moving parts

I have got some problem with vlc media player after some updates on ubuntu 12.04. Audio and subtitles works fine, but the picture is just grey. I have tried some other output settings x11 video ...
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Restore session/state in terminals

When I close my browser it remembers "state" in the sense that it remembers what tabs I have open and text that I had entered into various forms. Is there a way to do something similar with my ...
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On which partition should I install Ubuntu or Kubuntu

Currently I am using Windows 8 Pro on my system. I want to use Ubuntu or Kubuntu with windows. I tried to install both of it. During installation, when I reached the page to select the partition to ...
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Preventing XBMC from shutting down

I have an ubuntu server with XBMC installed and the server connected to a TV via an HDMI cable. To launch XBMC I am running the command: sudo init xbmc By using ssh to remote to the server and ...
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Networking W7 and Ubuntu

So we have a small office network setup, one Windows 7 computer and one Ubuntu 12.04 networked through an unmanaged switch and Virgin Router. I have my Windows computer running a WAMP server for web ...
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Weird, Random Mouse Movements and Clicks in Ubuntu 12.04.02 - Nvidia Related?

I had some Nvidia issues recently on my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop system - not a LAPTOP, so no touch-pad related issues... I tried everything I could think of, including purging all Nvidia drivers and ...
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Hard drive failures on two home servers

I have two old PC's currently running Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS at home and they both seem to have HDD failures every now and then. The issue is the same on both, system goes into read-only mode, ...
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Strange bridge behaviour, need sugestions

I have this 3 machines with this setup Computer1----Computer with Ubuntu 12.04-----Computer2 Computer1 have IP 192.168.10.1 and Computer2 have 192.168.10.10. My computer with Ubuntu have 2 ethernet ...
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Removing guest account from Ubuntu 12.04 caused Ubuntu to go to terminal on startup

I have used this tutorial to disable guest account on Ubuntu 12.04. The change was basically adding this line allow-guest=false to the file /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf And the result was that on ...
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Ubuntu in virtual machine behind proxy can't ping

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.desktop on VMware. I'm connecting to the Internet through a proxy. I can browse with Firefox, but when I try to ping any domain, I get this message: 12 packets transmitted, ...
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How to setup Roundcube on an Ubuntu Desktop server?

I have recently created a home server to put OwnCloud, an open source cloud storage program, on and to host some small files. However I am seeking to add webmail with Roundcube, either with the ...
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How to log out current user?

I'm very very new to the linux world. I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I was wondering how to log out my user using the terminal. I searched the web and all the sites say that I should run the ...
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“Caller rejected because extension not found” in asterisk

I'm an asterisk newbie and I've just installed it on my ubuntu 12.04 server with sudo apt-get install asterisk. I'm following the tutorial for asterisk from here: ...
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How to shutdown ubuntu server from shell script?

I wrote a simple shell script to shutdown an ubuntu server. Then I created a cron job to execute this script at 23:59 everyday. #!/bin/bash sudo shutdown -h now I got this error message: sudo: no ...
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Unable to find live file system error while running Ubuntu from USB

First of all there are existing Q&A on this issue on different forums (mainly on AskUbuntu). But none of those solutions worked for me hence I am asking in a new thread here in SU. I earlier had ...
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Google chrome dependency error - libnss3

I downloaded the .deb file from Google chrome website. Then started installing. But suddenly the software center shows a dependency not satisfied error. Some thing like given below. Dependency not ...
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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 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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How to route VPN connection?

I want to connect to a VPN server - running Ubuntu Server 12.04 - using eth0 and route its output to eth1 so I can connect my home PC to eth1. How can I achive this?
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Apache2 mod_mono ubuntu virtual hosting

I am new so I hope y'all can help. I setup a development machine that I want to use for development ( a laptop with ubuntu 12.04 for .NET/mono/asp.netmvc development and php/laravel development). I ...
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Permissions error in VirtualBox trying to install Drupal 7

I am trying to install Drupal 7 in a VirtualBox running Ubuntu, used Vagrant to set up the VirtualBox. On the third step of the installation I got an error File system The directory ...
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getting error while adding a system call

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04(64bit) and installed kernel version linux-2.6.37.3. My device is ASUS x201ev net-book(64 bit). I'm providing the link of procedure i used. i edited unistd_64.h file also and ...
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Upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04: apt/aptitude debug information

I have an issue mentioned here: during update from 10.04 to 12.04 The workaround: apt-get -f install -o APT::Immediate-Configure=false python-minimal seems to work, but there are two problems with ...
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What is a UEFI?

While installing ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my windows 8 PC, many online tutorials were telling to disable the UEFI. My question is what is UEFI and what is it's use?
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How can I detect if Chromium has crashed?

I have a machine running a webpage through chromium in a display case. When the webpage crashes and displays "He's Dead Jim" I need an automated CLI solution to re-start the browser. I'm currently ...
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Simple way to encode data on flash drive

I have a USB flash drive and would like to base-64 (or similar) encode all the files/folders (recursively) under a certain parent directory on it; let's call it "toEncode". It would be preferable to ...
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Setting up networking on local development server under VirtualBox

I'm a web developer and want to move away from using XAMPP on my machine for developing. I'd like to have my own development server however don't have the hardware so I'm setting one up with ...
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Samba netbios aliases throw an inexplicable usershare error

I am trying to set up netbios aliases in Samba on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (2:3.6.3-2ubuntu2). My primary share (not on the aliases) work fine. The shares on the aliases can be listed but fail when ...
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Where are the docs for solid-pop3?

I'm trying to install solid-pop3d on an Ubuntu server, but I am having a very hard time finding anything online by way of documentation. I've heard that the project is very active, yet there does not ...
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How to interpret state and log files written by preload program in Linux?

Preload is a program which prefetches files from the disk needed by various applications to reduce application startup time. It seems to be very popular and useful (just google preload+linux) but the ...
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Unbuntu, Hyper-V, and Remote Desktop: strange behavior

This question got kicked off of stackoverflow, and they suggested I might have better luck here. I'm trying to learn Ruby on Rails and fighting with the environment is proving to be a challenge. ...
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Grub Customizer Crashes, reset Grub settings

I have a problem with Grub Customizer, I installed it and re-installed it, but every time I run it, it crushes before I can do anything. The thing is my Grub 2 Bootloader now is full with previous ...
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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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All the terminal programms close after one second

All the terminal programms like Terminal, xterm and Guake-Terminal close after one second. The error happens after i changed the /.bashrc with exec somescript.py. Can you tell me how to solve this ...
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Files not being written to USB Disk

I bought a USB MP3 player, but I'm having some problems with it. After I put my files on it and then safely remove it, they seem to become corrupted. I'm currently trying with music files, and only a ...
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rTorrent watch directory not working

I am having trouble getting watch directories to work in rTorrent. I have this in my .rtorrent.rc file: schedule = watch_directory,5,5,"load_start=/home/rtorrent/watch/*.torrent" schedule = ...
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increase /home size from root folder

The following is my partition in linux (ubuntu) Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda7 42G 11G 29G 29% / udev 2.0G 4.0K 2.0G 1% /dev tmpfs ...