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I want to set up trim for my OCZ VERTEX 4 SSD, but I have no idea how to do this even after reading the instructions.

How do you even access the command line or run option to put the commands into the system?

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Press Ctrl Alt T on the keyboard. If you prefer, there should be something called Terminal in your programs menu. You can search for it by pressing "Windows" key and typing "terminal". Remember, commands in Linux are case sensitive (so upper- or lower-case letters matter).

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It is called terminal.

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You can launch your terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T or search from dash by pressing Meta/Super/Windows button and type terminal.

If you're using Gnome, Terminal is probably under Accessories in your Application menu, or you can also try Alt F2 to bring up a launcher widget into which you can type "t-e-r-m-i..." to see all the terminal options.

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Basic command line.

Enjoy your command line !

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Worth adding that Terminal is probably under Accessories in your Application menu (it is for me anyhow, but I gave Unity the boot. Maybe Unity doesn't have an Application menu). You can also try <kbd>alt</kbd> <kbd>f2</kbd> for a launcher widget where you can start to type "t-e-r-m-i..." and get a list of terminal applications available to you. – Amanda Oct 10 '12 at 1:50
Since I'm not using gnome now, I cannot update my answer. If you have gnome, feel free to edit my answer by adding screenshot for both gnome and gnome classic. – penreturns Oct 10 '12 at 1:54

There are some great terminal programs like yakuake and guake that will put a drop-down terminal on your screen whenever you hit f12. I find them a little more elegant than opening a new terminal each time if you do a lot of command-line work.

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