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

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How can completely back up my linux computer so that it can be fully restored easily?

I want to be able to blindly back up my entire hard disk, so that I can blindly and automatically restore in case there is any problem. I am not interested in merely backing up data, but specifically ...
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How do I set a http-interface password on VLC 2.x?

I'd like to set up a password for my VLC's http interface server. I'm using VLC 2.x on Ubuntu Precise. How do I set this up? I see numerious mentions online of it being possible. Ideally, I'd like ...
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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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Unable to run python script remotely through SSH on ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to implement a networking model(functioning well on ubuntu 14.04) on my system(ubuntu 12.04), which involves connecting with nodes(machines) remotely and running python script on them. For ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 suddenly cannot connect to WPA2/WPA Personal protected connection. Windows 7 can

I have a laptop with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. I have a Cisco E1200 and when I set it up, it created 2 SSIDs. Let's name them: MyConnection (WPA/WPA2 personal), and MyConnection-Guest (no ...
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Cannot set 16:9 resolution on ubuntu 12.04 run in VirtualBox

I recently installed virtualbox. I tried to run ubuntu 10.04 and it worked fine in fullhd resolution. Then I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and now when I to setup up any fullhd resolution UI becomes very ...
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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 ** (nautilus:...
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Where does mutt save email while you're writing it?

I was in the middle of writing an email when my computer shut down. I had already :w saved it, but not :wq saved-to-drafts. Where should I look for the partial email? This is on Ubuntu Linux.
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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: https://wiki.asterisk.org/wiki/...
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VMware vmplayer failing to launch VM on Ubuntu: “Could not open /dev/vmmon”

I get the following error when trying to launch an ova VM using VMPlayer on Ubuntu 12.04 Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory. Please make sure the kernel module 'vmmon' is loaded I ...
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Getting Cifs SMB Disk Usage Info from Ubuntu 12.04 to netapp

I need to retrieve disk usage information for a smb/cifs share from ubuntu 12.04 to a netapp but passing user credentials. Currently I use the following command: user@host:~$ smbclient //...
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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 fix certificates verification creating a VPN (OpenVPN)?

Ok, I'll explain what I did... and at the end is the queston. THank you! To set up my VPN I installed OpenVPN in server and client machines. On server I configured the cert Authority in the file /etc/...
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emacs weird font and big UI

I just installed spacemacs in my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS but when I started the app I get this: Big fonts and weird numbers in emacs links, I tried to load it without spacemacs config file I get the same ...
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Ctrl+Alt+T doesn't open a Terminal in Cinnamon 1.6

I just updated to the stable version of Cinnamon 1.6 in Ubuntu 12.04 x64, but I found a bug which just get's me out of my skin. The key combination CtrlAltT which is supposed to open up the Terminal ...
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Can't Locate MySQL History File [closed]

I need to find a SQL users password, I can't reset it. All I know is that there is a MySQL History file containing this information on Ubuntu 12.04
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How to see whether my HDD is “advanced format”-capable and if yes, what to modify?

I have a WDC WD5001AALS-00L3B2-type hard disk drive: Western Digital Caviar Black, 500 GB SATA-2 with 32MiB cache. I have came across this Advanced Format, and I am not entirely sure whether my hard ...
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External Hard drive not accessible [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recover harddrive data I've got a WD 500GB external hard drive. I've been using it for over a year now but suddenly ran into this problem where neither Windows 7, nor ...
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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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What DNS is my Powerdns recursor using?

I just setup a powerdns recursor under a clean Ubuntu 12.04 server. I didn't notice any difference in query times (using dig) so I looked at my /etc/resolv.conf file. I left nameserver=127.0.0.1 but ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 blank screen after login

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit on a machine, everything went well accordingly but after login it just gives me a blank screen. During startup after BIOS message it shows "Out of range" error ...
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Sync to vblank - Nvidia X Server settings

I've been running an OpenGL application with a significantly low framerate on Ubuntu 12.04. I finally managed to solve the problem by disabling "sync to vblank" from Nvidia X Server settings, although ...
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Automated sudo and screen command

I would like to be able to launch a script in a separate screen command session as a separate user when I run a .sh script. Here is what I think it may be in the script: #I am also starting xampp ...
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NVIDIA graphics driver in Ubuntu 12.04

So my overall goal is that I want to be able to code with CUDA enabled applications. However, upon many days of searching, using installation walkthroughs, and reinstalling countless times after ...
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Update NVIDIA drivers on Ubuntu

I have installed nvidia-current drivers through terminal. Nevertheless, the version provided by Ubuntu repository is 290.50, and I'd like to install the new Nvidia release (304.50). What should I do ...
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Bootstrap - Jekyll: Forbidden - no access permission to `/'

I'm doing a tutorial on Twitter Bootstrap and apparently I need to install Jekyll for this. I've followed the installation procedure, but now I'm stuck getting Jekyll to work. In the terminal (Ubuntu ...
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Compose key confusion concerning 'ç' and 'ć'

I type in both French and Polish and therefore require both the 'ç' and 'ć' characters to be easy to enter. According to compose key documentation I find on the Internet, for example at http://hermit....
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Glitches after closing/opening laptop lid. T410p, NVIDIA

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo T440p. I have an integrated Intel GPU, which works fine (until now), and another gpu (NVIDIA GeForce 730M) which I wanted to use instead. I installed the ...
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Ubuntu netinstall hangs with local mirror

I have a PXE server with Ubuntu installations, all of them use a preseed config file that point to a local mirror. Problem is, whenever the installation start downloading files from the local mirror ...
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How to know how much (and which) data I have lost after disk failure

One of the disks in my cluster (with a RAID 5) died last week and I had to replace it. After a rebuild and a consistency check, some data belonging to different users were lost. I need to know exactly ...
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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.
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How to install driver for ATI Rage 128 Pro Ultra TF?

This is the driver in question, it promises to be the end of my graphics troubles with my old Rage 128 card. http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTA5Mzk The only trouble is, I'm ...
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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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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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Ubuntu is running in low graphic mode after installing ATI driver

I installed ATI driver and I am getting the error of running in low graphic mode. I needed to install the driver because every time I updated and upgraded Ubuntu, right after installing the packages ...
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Lenovo z480 laptop hanged after sometime with ubuntu 12.04

I've just bought a new laptop and I'm dual booting Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7. Both work fine but I've noticed that after some time Ubuntu hanged without any error and all keys and mouse movements/...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and Lenovo E450 Wireless Card

I have Lenovo Thinkpad E450. Just now I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS(64Bit). Problem is Wireless card is not detected on this Ubuntu, only wired internet is enabled and working fine. So please help me ...
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How to whois new TLDs?

How can I look up new TLDs, such as .email, .guru, etc., using the whois command in linux? Running whois on a new TLD only gives the response: No whois server is known for this kind of object.
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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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Midnight Commander doesn't use .mc/ini file

I installed Midnight Commander and tried to change the colour scheme, but unfortunately it doesn't apply the ~/.mc/ini file. It's Midnight Commander 4.8.1, on Ubuntu 12.04. When I installed it, it ...
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No sound after updating alsa

I am new to Linux but really love Elementary for its simplicity. After noticing that my sound was quite poor in Elementary, compared to Windows 8.1, I have tried updating the sound drivers. I ended up ...
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External Hard Disk Connectivity in Ubuntu

I have connected an external hard disk to an Ubuntu Desktop instance running on VMware workstation on my Win 7. I connected the hard disk using the VM -> Removable Devices and connected the hard disk....
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Every time I ping one of my Ubuntu VMs from another VM I get a different IP resolved.. how could this be?

Every time I ping one of my VMs from another VM by hostname I get a different IP address resolved for it... Both VMs are Ubuntu 12.04 running on VMware Workstation 10. All VMs are running with ...
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Terminal lines intermittently invisible or corrupt on Ubuntu 12.04

I am running gnome-terminal under Ubuntu 12.04 and I have a weird problem that I haven't managed to find any info on. Whenever I type a command, the resulting output is frequently - but not always - ...
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Trouble booting from usb (Compaq dc7600 Small Form Factor)

I have been trying over the last few days to boot from a bootable usb pen drive on my Compaq dc7600 Small Form Factor desktop PC so I can dual-boot, but to no avail. The pen drive contains Ubuntu 12....
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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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How do I share external hard-drives between host and guest in VirtualBox?

I'm running VirtualBox 4.1.14, host is iMac OS X 10.7.3, guest is Ubuntu 12.04. I want to share folders between the two, ideally access to external hard-drives that are my storage for the Mac. Have ...
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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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Accidently deleted Windows, have Ubuntu installed but can't run

So this is my problem: I put Ubuntu on a USB stick with the usual method. I then restarted my computer and went into the BIOS menu (HP press F10) and switched USB to the top of the boot order. It ...
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My Laptop has still some Linux in it?

I installed Linux Ubuntu a few days ago. I realised it was a bit overrated and decided to go back to windows. I created a bootable USB stick of Windows 7 on the the same system(Ubuntu). I successfully ...