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

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Ubuntu mail from command line

I have alpine installed and working for gmail. How do i configure it to use my outlook account ?? I have tried changing smtp.gmail.com to smtp.office365.com and checked with port 587 and 465 and ...
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Need to rename many files on Ubuntu

I have around 1000 files named "Home Movie - 01 - First Birthday" and "Home Movie 02 01 12" I need to rename these to just "Home Movie". Is there any way to do this? Running Ubuntu 12.04 Thanks, ...
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Make .sh file executable

I have a .sh file which is not becoming an executable. I tried doing it in the properties but as soon I ticked the checkbox, the tick vanished in a second. I then tried sudo chmod +x filename.sh ...
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How do I setup my Ubuntu 12.04 PPTPD Server properly?

Ok so I have setup a PPTPD server and configured it appropriately. Here is my pptpd-options: name pptpd require-mschap-v2 require-mppe-128 ms-dns 8.8.8.8 ms-dns 8.8.4.4 proxyarp nodefaultroute ...
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how to make external disk mounted executable?

I'm new to Linux and running on Ubuntu 12.04. I have a windows partition mounted to it but the problem is I can't run executable files (I can't use ./ on a file in that partition). How do I correct ...
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Mouse/Touchpad stuck in Ubuntu 12.04 after resuming from Suspend

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I am a first time Ubuntu user. I put my computer in Suspend mode and then when I resumed the touchpad was not working. It was locked and the cursor was not ...
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Sencha command not found in Ubuntu

I want to create a project using Sencha touch. My OS is Ubuntu. I installed Sencha in Ubuntu, downloaded sencha-touch-2.1.0-gpl and extracted it. I followed instructions in the documentation using ...
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How to disable a keyboard key in Linux (Ubuntu)?

my keyboard is damaged, the keyboard key [é] is always pressed and it prevents me from working. On windows I found the software sharpkey to disable the [é] button but on Ubuntu I can't found no ...
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How to download and install specific version of sun-java6-jdk on ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu version 12.04 (via VM) I downloaded and installed java: sudo apt-get install python-software-properties sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner" ...
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Mysql Failed to started after mysql dump restore process

i tried to restore a db backup to a newly created database, suddenly its starts showing error. Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock so i checked ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Custom Quick Launcher Menu

I have been using Ubuntu for few weeks now and I am have been trying to create custom menu which to add in the launcher. Please, note that my version is 12.04 and I have not got any experience with ...
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How to connect to a local server which I launched on vmware(which runs Ubuntu 12.04)

I've a program that runs in VMware player (Ubuntu 12.04) on my computer. I wish to create a web based UI to run some basic function on my program. From inside the VMware player there will probably be ...
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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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Network icon not visible in Ubuntu 12.04, how to get it back?

When I tried to configure a broadband connection in my Ubuntu 12.04 somehow the network icon has been removed from the system panel. I tried many kinds of solutions but still it is not visible. Now I ...
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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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how can I change the home directory of a user

I just changed the username of an existing user by doing: usermod -l new_username old_username and now I wanted to change the home directory using the following: chown -R root.new_username .bash* ...
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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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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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Why Virtual Box won't give me option to create 64 bits guests?

My host is x64 bits Windows 8.1. I downloaded the latest Virtual Box (4.3) and I'm trying to create a VM with a 64 bits Ubuntu OS (ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-amd64). When I go to New VM wizard, it ...
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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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How do i change wifi password without a monitor (Ubuntu)

I have an ubuntu device that is wifi enabled, I plan to distribute it to clients that may not have a monitor. What is the best way to modify the wifi password of such a device ?
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Wired Connection Suddenly stopped working on ubuntu 12.04 after update

Here is the thing! am on day 5 of no wired internet connection. I have spent the last 4 days searching through every forum and Q&A sites, until i finally decided to post this, so I have done my ...
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storing and securing the video using ffmpeg

this is my first question on the site. Currently I am working on one application which captures the video and store it in the system hard drive. Both the functionality is working fine.We are storing ...
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Ubuntu laptop powers off without warning very soon on battery

Problem: I have a laptop. It works very well on AC power, but on battery power, it powers off in a few minutes, if not seconds, without warning. I saw lots of similar problems not only from SU, but ...
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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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Ubuntu VM doesn't recognize Alt-Tab anymore

I run Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit inside a VirtualBox VM with Windows 7 Enterprise x64 as host. I just upgraded VirtualBox from 4.3.10 to 4.3.12. I'm not entirely sure if it's due to the upgrade, but my ...
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Disk partitions are not appearing separately when installing Ubuntu along with Windows 8.1

I have installed windows 8.1 and now I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 along with it and want dual boot OS. I have 250 GB HD and they partitioned in four drives in windows and in which one is 20 GB ...
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Ubuntu 64-bit 'No such file or directory' error in bash

Gentlemen, I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit and I would like to write a batch file .sh just for fun I wrote #!/bin/bash echo "test" USER_NAME= 'myname' And I typed chmod +x ./filename and I execute ...
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Compressing data/image by ziproxy and decompressing image/data with ziproxy

i am new in ziproxy,i have setup two ziproxy server for compressure and decompresure of http traffic but i have not succeeded in compressing and decompressing traffic through these servers.If any one ...
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How can I graphically open and display file at the client end in Linux over SSH connection?

I am using the xdg-open file-name command to open and display file at the user end, but can't graphically open and display file at the client end in Linux over SSH connection. So please help me to ...
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Override homeDirectory in ldap.conf with unique path

I have a number of Ubuntu 12.04 PCs which are using an existing LDAP server for authentication. This is working for 90% of users of these PCs, but there are a handful of users which have "bad" default ...
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How to create a website using wordpress [closed]

I am working on Wordpress. Actually I installed Wordpress in Ubuntu server. Now I want to create website using Wordpress. I search in Google and got this link https://wordpress.com/ through that I ...
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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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OpenSSL::SSL::SSLError while trying to run chef-server

Installed Chef server on my Ubuntu 12.04 server. Following these instructions Getting the following error # chef-server-ctl test The source :rubygems is deprecated because HTTP requests are ...
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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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Linux Has Become Very Slow Dealing With Large Data

Last year I bought a computer, for around $1,800, so it is relatively high-end. When I first got it I was particularly pleased at how quick it dealt with large MySQL queries, imports and exports. But ...
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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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Why, in Ubuntu, I cant access to an SD card using the laptop SD card reader?

I have ab Ubuntu 12.04 installation on a Virtual Machine and I am finding some problems try to read an SD card inserted into the SD card reader of my laptop. The problem is that if I try to insert ...
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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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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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init.d service doesn't start

I have installed ushareand want to start is with booting. sudo service ushare startworks, and there is a link to start ushare in /etc/rc2.d (and also rc3, rc4, rc5) and there are stop links in other ...
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Why is my .thunderbird folder so big?

This is absolutely horrifying. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and I just found out my .thunderbird folder under my user home directory is 7.4 Gigabytes... However I'm pretty sure I'm using IMAP for all my ...
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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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Standard user in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS does not automatically apply updates

We have a number of on-road users that use Ubuntu and do not have administrative privileges. They instead are "standard" users. Having had a look at one of the devices recently and although it has ...
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Lost data at CP -r <from source> <To destination> How to do Recovery

I took a backup into external hard disk and moved all of them to my new Ubuntu machine location /tmp which is near around 100 GB. And I moved via command prompt cp -r /tmp /home The folder into my ...
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initializing network connection in Virtual Box

I have installed Win 7 in Virtual Box I don't know how add network connections in windows 7. My Win7 Network Configuration: My Host OS: Edit: My network details in Ubuntu and ...
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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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Bugzilla, no login required to view bugs [closed]

Bugzilla has to have a way to stop anyone random person to view the bugs, but I can't find it. This question is similar to How to prevent anonymous (users that are not logged in) BugZilla access? , ...
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Execute script when process reaches 6 hours of lifetime

I wonder if it's possible to execute a perl script when a process with a given PID file reaches a total of 6 hours of lifetime? Can this be done through crontab or similar? The perl script I want to ...
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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 ...