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

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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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create traffic pattern in mininet using iperf

i need to create traffic like this pattern in mininet using IPerf when i create a mininet topology i want to test this traffic pattern. how could i do this?
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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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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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“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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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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Error: Unknown Puppet subcommand 'module'

It seems there is a problem with puppet on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as it's missing the module subcommand as follow: Installed puppet in version 2.7.11 $ puppet module install rafaelfc-pear Installing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 do I reactivate my MDADM RAID5 array?

I've just moved house which involved dismantling my server and re-connecting it. Since doing so, one of my MDADM RAID5 arrays is appearing as inactive: root@mserver:/tmp# cat /proc/mdstat ...
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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu server VMs having network issues after VLANing in VMware

Running ESXi 5.1 and vCenter. I recently segmented my network into smaller VLANs and enabled tagging on the vSwitch as well as the physical switch ports. Moved variety of VMs, Server 2008, RHEL, ...
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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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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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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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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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USB drive stopped working

My USB pen drive (A-data UE700 64GB) suddenly stopped working. I tested it on few PCs (every one with Linux) and it doesn't work on any of them. The device isn't even mounted. It used to work alright ...
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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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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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ldap_bind: Confidentiality required (13)

I want to configure ldap with ssl so I used openssl for certificate and when I enable olcSecurity tls=1 in /etc/ldap/slapd.d/cn=config.ldif and now when I try to use ldapsearch or try to login it ...
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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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mouse button #7 not detected by Linux

Under Ubuntu 12.04, the command xev sees all 9 buttons of my mouse, except for n.7, i.e. scroll right. Is there a way to fix this? I don't think it's related to xorg.conf
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Ubuntu Samba Windows LogIn Failed to retrieve share list from server

I am part of a small Windows7 & 8 network of about twelve machines, all of which have been configured mostly by me to share folders with "Everybody". The machine that doubles as a File Server, ...
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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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no user-switching option in Ubuntu 12.04

Some time ago, we got several new Ubuntu 12.04 machines at work for various purposes. To make things more manageable, I created multiple accounts for the different users that will be using the ...
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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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Zorin6.4 core ubuntu software center will not open

Ubuntu software center will not open. Last time it was open it said it was conducting a search. Reboot and still conducting search. Synaptic center says unable to get exclusive lock' Lubuntu software ...
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why linux checks disk after shutdown -h

if I give the command sudo shutdown -h +2 or edit my crontab in a similar way, at reboot Ubuntu 12.04 checks disk for errors: is this behavior correct? is there a way to avoid it? Note that this ...
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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. ...