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

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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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rsync slow copy from one disk to another

I got two drives of the same model which are connected using SATA. When benchmarking read speeds using hdparm -t /dev/sdX, speeds of about 160MB/s are returned. When benchmarking write-speed using dd ...
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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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Ubuntu will not boot after upgrade

I upgraded from 10.24 to the next version and now during boot I see the Ubuntu screen briefly but after that the screen goes black. I can get to the recovery mode but I don't know what to do. I know ...
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How to auto source a shell script?

How to make a shell script execute it's commands as source commands without having to use "source scriptname.sh" expression to launch the script? Basically what I want is to type ./scriptname.sh and ...
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How to create a mirror (raid-1) of an already setup and running ubuntu 12.04 system?

I have a fully setup ubuntu 12.04 installed on a single drive and formatting it just to setup raid-1 is not an option Unlike other answers like this one: Ubuntu 12.04 - Add RAID 1 Array on existing ...
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How to route specific traffic through OpenVPN?

I'm running a server at home with rtorrent and apache2. I would like to route my rtorrent traffic via OpenVPN and since im kinda new to OpenVPN and iptables i would like to have a user friendly guide. ...
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Windows 8 and ubuntu 12.04 dual boot

I currently have windows 8 installed on my machine and i'm planning to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside it. My question is, if i install Ubuntu will it replace the boot entry of windows 8 (i guess so)? ...
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How do I install vlc-srpos-plugin on Ubuntu?

I'm trying to install vlc-srpos-plugin (a VLC plugin that remembers your video position) on Ubuntu. I've downloaded and extracted libsrpos_plugin-*.tar.gz (for Linux or Unix systems) The ...
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How to save shell history from emacs and use it in terminal?

I use emacs for almost everything, but when I run shell M-x shell and then exit from emacs, the history is not saved, I've tried (savehist-mode 1) for this purpose but it doesn't seem to work, is ...
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Can only ssh into Ubuntu 12.04 alpha machine when logged into console

I recently installed the latest Ubuntu 12.04 64bit alpha (2?) onto a VMware virtual machine in order to check things out. One strange thing I've encountered is that I can only successfully ssh into ...
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Accidentaly rsync --delete, /usr is affected, any way to check and reinstall missing component?

I was working on a ubuntu 12.04 server, testing to restore a backup (how ironic, I didn t done the "real" backup). Tried a rsync with --delete flag on /, I ctrl+c almost immediately, but rsync ...
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How to disable EMACS - Prelude colors? (terminal)

I've used PRELUDE to work better in terminal, but I'd love to work with my default Terminal theme(colors). Zenburn-theme comes default with Prelude but It just work great the first time i run emacs ...
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New VGA cable (5 meter length) does not allow display setting 1920 *1080

My Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop is having LED HDMI 1080 Full HD (ViewSonic) monitor. Which allows me to set display settings (maximum) 1920 * 1080 (16:9) if the VGA cable (monitor manufacturer supplied) ...
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How do I configure keyboard layouts in Ubuntu 12.04?

Edit: I screwed up, but somehow I got it right after several attempts. HAL has nothing to do with it. Ubuntu has moved to HAL, and commented out the keyboard section in xorg.conf. This means that ...
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Change service apache2 on linux

I'm on ubuntu 12.04. The default exe location for service apache2 (usage ex: sudo service apache2 start) currently points at /etc/apache2/bin/httpd, but that will not modify the current running ...
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How to force Firefox to load Google in non-HTTPS

When I type http://www.google.co.uk in the URL bar Firefox rewrites it as https://www.google.co.uk. This is a problem for me as HTTPS is blocked on my network for content filtering purposes. Until a ...
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localhost as hostname confusion

I have a basic understanding about hostname and FQDN. Now I am confused, do I really have to specify a name for my hostname? So for example: Hostname: somename Domain: mydomain.com FQDN: ...