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

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Connect to VPN when `wicd` delivers the internet

wicd and nmcli conflict, so how can I get onto a VPN if not through nmcli con up?
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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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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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How to run a command a command as root on startup (Ubuntu)?

I'd like to run a bunch of commands automatically on boot with root on Ubuntu 12.04 (for instance a mount) I tried to put them in /etc/rc.local but didn't work. Thanks
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How to run update-initramfs from bootable usb?

My computer froze during an upgrade from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. This resulted in a kernel panic upon reboot. "/sbin/init: relocation error: /lib/i386-linux-gnu/librt.so.1: symbol__clock_nanosleep, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 unable to install gfortran

I am trying to install gfortran from the terminal, but I get this error E: The package libc6 needs to be reinstalled But I can't find an archive for it. Also, the Ubuntu software center pops up and ...
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nm-applet thinks I'm offline

I got on wireless with wicd-curses, but nm-applet thinks I'm disconnected. What I'm really trying to do is get on my VPN, and I usually do this through nm-applet. It doesn't want to let me on VPN ...
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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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How to keep a youtube playlist going with the screen locked on Ubuntu 12.04?

If I lock the screen (not suspend), YouTube pauses automatically at the moment and I'd rather it didn't.
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How to uninstall flux on linux?

Flux is a lighting app which malfunctions on my laptop. I tried sudo apt-get remove flux in the terminal, and it responds with "the package doesn't exist".
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w3m keeps auto-refreshing

When I run w3m 'google.com/search?unicode+smiley' the page does load correctly, but it keeps refreshing every 0 seconds until I hit CtrlC. I don't think I changed any of my w3m settings and this is a ...
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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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Jenkins slave and ccache

My jenkins connects to its slave (ubuntu) via ssh. I followed all possible instructions on installing ccache on the slave, I put "export USE_CCACHE=1" in every possible place, I have linked compilers ...
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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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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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Simple Nginx config doesn't work

I am a developer with absolutely no server experience, this project I'm working on is my first foray into the world of servers. Basically I have to host an API online, on a Linode server running Nginx ...
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Where else are vim config files stored besides ~/.vimrc and /etc/vim?

I somehow (a long time ago, probably playing around with Rvim) made a keyboard shortcut which I now want to get rid of. The problem is, I have no idea where the config file that has nmap _ <- is. ...
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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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Why isn't “(ulimit -d 1000; firefox) &” working?

I'm trying to limit the memory usage of firefox to prevent it from stalling the whole system with problematic web sites. I tried, in bash: (ulimit -d 1000; firefox) & This should limit the ...
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Apache not working after an Ubuntu server upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04

I’ve just upgraded a server from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS given the imminent end of support for 10.04. The upgrade went fine; I have already tested it all with a virtual machine ...
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Issues with git on Hyper-V Vagrant box

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Hyper-V box with Vagrant on Windows 8.1. I can git clone all of my smaller repositories from BitBucket and Github, but I have a repository that is decent sized (>10MB) ...
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ansible playbook handlers not starting nginx service through notify statement even when changed is true

I've started trying to learn how to use Ansible. I'm following an Ansible Tutorial from Servers for Hackers, and I'm trying out the examples on a VirtualBox virtual machine running Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS ...
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Setup multi node cluster in ubuntu 12.04 using Cloudera?

I setup five virtual machines (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ) using Virtual box, then I configured ssh password less authentications from master system to all slave systems. I have installed Cloudera CDH 5.3 in ...
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Apache2 virtual hosts not working

Running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Apache2.2.22. Running this on a home server through one IP. Problem running virtual hosts. I have a domain name registered with godaddy. lets say mysite.com, goal is to have ...
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fetchmail, mutt : fetch recent emails

I am using mutt with fetchmail and it works, but each time I start fetching mail with !fetchmail It downloads some ~300 emails from the oldest ones: How can I instruct it to fetch, for example, ...
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How to handle log analysis from several servers? [closed]

I’m stuck which way to go with log analysis. I have a bunch of small VM’s (web + database server) running with Ubuntu 12.04. Right now I log weekly into each machine and grep system logs and Apache ...
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Someone is uploading stuff from my pc

I am getting very slow Internet experience. In vnstat I see rx: 4 kbit/s 3 p/s tx: 94.74 Mbit/s 14072 p/s^C eth4 / traffic statistics rx ...
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Access Denied while logging in via SSH (PuTTY)

I'm having trouble logging in to my server via ssh (PuTTY) on a new username that I created. During the initial installation of the server, I set up a username of "admin". While logged in as "admin" ...
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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 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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How to set ownership/permission of PHP site that accessible by the user AND the apache user

I'm having problems with my PHP projects within /var/www set on permission www-data:www-data. My user can't write to these directories. I've added myself to www-data group and have added chmod -R ...
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SSH key forwarding not working between MinGW and Ubuntu VM

I've read a great deal of similar issues, but haven't yet found the answer. SSH forwarding between my MinGW (Windows 7) host and an Ubuntu Precise VM, provisioned with Vagrant, is not working. ...
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Why does fdisk show sda, sdf and sdg but seems to skip sdb, sdc, sdd and sde in Ubuntu?

It is my understanding that Linux will list hard drives using alphabetical ordering and partitions as numbers. On a machine I am working on there are 3 drives but fdisk lists them as /dev/sda, ...
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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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How to add extra packages to Ubuntu install CD using kickstart

I used kickstart to automate Ubuntu12.04 alternate iso installation. I am able to automate the installation. Now I want to install some extra packages such as teamviewer during OS installation. But ...
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Can not login through “ubuntu” option but can login through “ubuntu 2D” option

My system is Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Since updated, every time I input the right username and password and hit enter using Ubuntu entrance, I got bounced back to the log screen. But other entrances are ...
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WARNING: gnome-keyring:: couldn't connect to: /tmp/user/1001/keyring-Zk1QcF/pkcs11: No such file or directory

I've looked at several of the gnome-keyring-daemon answers and couldn't figure out how to relate any of them to my problem. Whenever I run certain programs (say mutt), I get the above error when I ...
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How to ssh between a cluster of Vagrant guest VMs

I have 3 Ubuntu 12.04 VMs configured with bridged networking and setup with Vagrant. I can access all of them from the host using "vagrant ssh", but I can't figure out how I connect from one guest VM ...
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Edubuntu stuck on installation

I've had this problem using multiple discs on multiple drives on this one computer. I'm trying to install edubuntu 12.04 on an old desktop. It boots to the disk, I select english and then "install ...
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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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Is it possible to modify debian package file path in preinst

I am creating a simple package out of a directory. I need to modify the the destination where the files of the package will be deployed.The package directory looks like this debian/DEBIAN ...
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command executed in nohup is killed as soon as the putty terminal is closed

I have an Amazon ubuntu ec2 instance I'm using PuTTY to access the same. Here, I have a large database in mysql. I'm executing the following command to take the backup of my database. nohup ...
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how to create a send file between shared folder in Windows 7 and Ubuntu-directory doesn't exist

I am trying to create a shared folder between Ubuntu 12.04 server running on vmware and my Windows 7 desktop which is hosting it but I keep getting errors telling me that the directories do not exist ...
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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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Hide exim4 version from email headers

I've setup exim4 on a ubuntu 12.04 server. When an email is sent, the current "Received" header has the following content: Received: from user by example.com with local (Exim 4.76) (envelope-from ...
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“No space left on device” when writing to NTFS on Ubuntu

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 and want to backup data to my external hard drive which is NTFS. When running cp -rp or rsync, I get no space left errors like this: `rsync: mkstemp "/media/Expansion ...
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Error: Unknown Puppet subcommand 'module'

It seems there is a problem with puppet on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as its missing the module subcommand as follows: Installed puppet in version 2.7.11 $ puppet module install rafaelfc-pear Installing ...
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Unable to capture authentication handshake using airodump-ng

I am using airodump-ng to capture authentication handshake, so I ran airodump for almost 49 minutes and the output appearing as CH 9 ][ Elapsed: 49 mins ][ 2013-04-14 10:58 ][ fixed channel prism0: ...
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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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Ubuntu-Rescue Remix Does Not See Hard Drive

I am trying to copy over data using the Ubuntu-Rescue Remix bootable cd but this cd does not see my hard drive! What can I do so that the URR is able to see my hard drive and I can save my data? I ...