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

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How to partition hard disk for dual boot for Windows 7 and Ubuntu Linux

There are similar questions on this topic, but I could not find exact instructions for my case. I want dual boot system that supports Windows 7 64 bit and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS OS. I want one 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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Ubuntu/Nautilus - connect to server: is it possible to disable moving folders?

Sometimes I use Nautilus on Ubuntu to connect to a remote SSH server. I can browse folders easier and open and edit files remotely in my local editor. One thing I'm concerned about is accidentally ...
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Reboot on hardware freeze

OS: Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 How can I make sure that even if the kernel has a very low level, massive failure, the system will reboot? Or if that is impossible, what is the best freeze to reboot ...
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Stop screen dimming after 60 seconds - Ubuntu on a MacBook Air

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a MacBook air - everything works fine, apart from the fact that the screen dims after 60 seconds of activity. Is there any way to stop this? My computer is on mains ...
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Qemu and KVM error in my system

Whenever I execute virsh version or qemu version I got this error qemu: symbol lookup error: qemu: undefined symbol: rbd_aio_discard I am unable to create the virtual machine in virtual machine ...
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Trying to move the MySQL data directory on Ubuntu 12.04

OS: Ubuntu 12.04 I am trying to move the mysql data directory and log files to separate mounts to make it easier to swap out drives when needed in the future. ##Moving the MySQL data directory sudo ...
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How to retrieve data from local disk C (cannot be mounted) using Ubuntu 12.04 live USB?

I have an Acer Aspire 4740 with Windows 7 Home Premium installed in it. This laptop has a local disk C of 90 GB (where Windows 7 is installed) and disk D 270 GB in it. Last week I suddenly ...
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Ubuntu Shortcut Menu opening spontaneously

About two days ago the shortcut menu started opening spontaneously and wont close for more than 2 seconds, making it impossible to type anything since most keys start working as shortcuts and others ...
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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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2 computers 1 wifi connection 1 ethernet connection bridge?

My computer setup is very strange not being able to ethernet directly to my network. I have 2 terminals(desktop computers) both running linux(ubuntu 12.04.04 server). I have attempted to use brctl ...
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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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Automatic update to 3.1.0 beta (2014-03-28 r65330) on Ubuntu 12.04

I am re-asking this question on behalf of ECII who originally asked it on stackoverflow but which got shut down: ...
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How to upload photos in instagram and share it to foursquare from PC [migrated]

I am trying to find a way to upload a photo in instagram and share it to foursquare from my PC instead of my smartphone. I am able to do it individually somehow, but I want to do it just like I am ...
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How to make a Bootable CD from a HDD image

The title says the idea, i need to make my ubuntu server and all the modifications & instalations i do on it be imaged into a CD, with the idea, of course of use this CD to install the clone in ...
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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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Connect two Guest OS's in VMWare WorkStation 10.0

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 in VMWare WorkStation 10.0 and I want to connect and ping / ssh the another Ubuntu 12.04 which is installed in the same host OS in VMWare WorkStation 10.0 Is it ...
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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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Installing Dell v313 printer/scanner on Ubuntu 12.04

I've been searching for hours now, trying to find a working driver for a Dell 313 printer/scanner (v310 - 510 series) on Ubuntu 12.04. But I can't seem to find a working one. I really need this to ...
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two nics on ubuntu server cannot reach outside

I have two Nics on server: auto lo iface lo inet loopback # The primary network interface auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 10.137.66.69 netmask 255.255.255.0 dns-nameservers 8.8.8.8 auto ...
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noip install on Ubuntu

I'm trying to install noip on Ubuntu 12.04.4, and I do not know the first thing about building/compiling software. The README file stated these exact words: HOW TO BUILD AN EXECUTABLE FOR YOUR ...
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Formating pendrive in Ubuntu

The pendrive contains a virus and I'm unable to format it due to write protection and I haven't enabled it. I searched the Internet to format it from terminal but it always failed with write ...
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Bridged Network: No IP address on Guest OS

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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System time messed up after booting from Linux flash-drive

I had recently installed Edubuntu 12.04 LTS onto a flash drive and have started booting from it. Since then, every time I reboot my system after using Edubuntu, my Windows time is four hours later ...
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ubuntu laptop powers off without warning very soon after 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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ssh passwordless, all is set, but connection timeout

I am trying to set up passwordless connection between two server, backup and prod. prod can connect passwordless without problem to backup, but if I try the opposite way, I just get timeout. prod$ ...
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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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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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Windows doesn't boot, Ubuntu does

I needed more space on my Ubuntu partition so I shrunk my Windows 7 partition by 25GB and then went into GParted on a live USB so I could extend my Ubuntu partition. At the same time I deleted the ...
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Batch remove track number from music files at a time

I have around 600 mp3 song files in a folder. All the tracks have a number before their names. I want to remove the track-number from all the files. Ya I know I can rename those files and delete the ...
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Triple boot (OSX, Vista, Ubuntu 12.04): replace Ubuntu with CrunchBang

I'm probably not really a power user (I can read instructions) but my problem is pretty specific, so I figured it would fit here. I'm sorry if it doesn't. I managed to set up triple boot (OS X ...
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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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Can't start Byobu?

I can type this command byobu on the terminal and Byobu will start but when I click on the Gui icon it starts and closes fast. What I did before that is enable autolaunch and then disable it I thought ...
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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 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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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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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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Error installing Keystone OpenStack

I'm trying to install OpenStack in Ubuntu 12.04 which is hosted on Windows 8 via VMWare Workstation 10.0 but I'm getting error while installing keystone. I have pasted all output in pastebin here
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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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SSH asks password when invoke it in script

I have one master and four slave computers. I generated rsa public/private key on master PC. Then I copied publickey (id_rsa.pub) to slave machines as authorized_keys. It doesn't ask password when I ...
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Download Ubuntu Live CD

I wanted to download Ubuntu Live CD for my system.I use Intel laptop machine. I downloaded Ubuntu version here http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop (For extended support,choose Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) ...
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VMWare disk space differs with actual disk space

My situation is the opposite of Virtual Machine running out of disk space when there is still space left. I have an Ubuntu VM which was allocated 16GB. The VM became terribly slow recently and on ...
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Multiple interfaces on Ubuntu

There are multiple interfaces on my Ubuntu box - Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS - and each of them is assigned an IP from the same subnet. # ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:50:56:9f:0a:0c ...
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VMware Fusion Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server - Soft Lockup CPU Stuck

I have a strange Stuck Problem with VMware Fusion and Ubuntu 12.04 as Guest System. On High Loaded process the System sticks with "Soft Lockup CPU Stuck" and I have to reboot the VM. The Same System ...
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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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Accidentally deleted /usr/lib/python2.7

I accidentally deleted /usr/lib/python2.7. I tried to get that directory from another machine and copy it onto mine. However, I can no longer access the Internet now. It just keeps trying to ...
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Unattended Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop installation Using Kickstart

I was trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop Using Kickstart from the tutorial here. Here is ks.cfg file #Generated by Kickstart Configurator #platform=x86 #System language lang en_US #Language ...
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How to Compile kernel 2.6.33 module in Ubuntu12.04

I have a machine having ubuntu kernel version 3.0, but I need to install kernel version 2.6.33. Can anyone suggest how to do the compiling and boot with kernel version 2.6.33. Another point , can I ...
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How to get Ubuntu 12.04 to recognize the UDF filesystem?

I'm just trying a watch a commercially bought DVD on my laptop, but Ubuntu 12.04 won't recognise UDF: $ sudo mount -t udf /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom mount: unknown filesystem type 'udf' I got the ...
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How can I make Windows 7 PrtScn key to work like in Ubuntu?

In ubuntu 12.04, PrtScn key captures the screen and opens a dialog to give a location for saving it as an image file. But in windows, after pressing PrtScn we need to run some other application like ...