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Writes occurring to fresh ext4 partition every second endlessly. Cause and solution?

I've an external 500GB HDD connected to my Laptop which runs Ubuntu 12.04. I've formatted the external drive with one ext4 partition which spans the entire disk. My problem is that the disk makes ...
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Is there any tool for converting from .pdf to .chm? [duplicate]

I googled this title and all I encountered was chm -> pdf searches. Isn't it possible from pdf to chm ? Or if it is possible which tools do this ?
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Encoding problem with .bib-file in text-editor

I have create a .bib-file, using the default Ubuntu Text Editor. When I tried to open it some time later the characters are all messed up. In the topbar I get the following message: The file you ...
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convert wordlist.txt file[s], to make them compatible and working in goldenDict

I've got five wordlist.txt dictionary-files; downloaded at dict.cc, and I need to convert them into .ifo | dict.dz | idx.gz or .index | .dict(.dz)-format, in order to make them work in/with ...
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.DAV file plays in with Totem, but WiNFF cannot identify it

I have a .dav file from a CCTV system. It doesn't play in most video players, but it does play successfully in the default Videos/Totem application in Ubuntu 13.10. I need it to play in other video ...
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How to extract files from a split 7zip archive?

I downloaded a series of packages that all compress one thing. The files end in .0, .1, .2, etc. The User Lists of these packages I downloaded say to use the file.bat to successfully extract, or to ...
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SDHC vs SDXC cards for Linux

I recently bought a Zenbook prime of 128GB and I bought a microSD to SD adapter for macbook air (because of the low profile). It's working great with my SDHC that I had on the phone. I'm thinking ...
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how to mount file type

I have recently imaged some floppy disks to img files. the disks had some bad blocks. So I am trying to figure out the File system type, so that i can mount, and repair the files. I tried $ sudo ...
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File type associations gone wild

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 (Desktop, 64Bit) on different machines. However, after installing the most recent version of Google Chrome browser and wine I do always get a mess with a lot of file type ...
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How do I erase/format a harddisk from a live CD?

I need to format a drive containing an old install of Ubuntu 10.04, to install Vista (not my idea!) Vista setup apparently refuses to format non-FAT32 or NTFS partitions. However, I can't seem to ...
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How to open or convert .GPK (audio) files?

I wondering how I could open .gpk files? These files were created by my DigiTech JamMan Loopstation. Internet says WaveLab, but this is not available for Ubuntu, am I right?
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How can I extract .bin (image) files?

I need to extract a .bin file and I have no idea how to do it in Ubuntu. In Windows I usually used to do it using MagicISO.
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Is there an application for reading mobi files?

Is there e-book reader on Ubuntu that read mobi file format?
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Ext4 file system format dirve not shows in Windows 8

To install Ubuntu 13.04 formatted a drive with Ext4 file system format. After format it can't open the drive from windows 8 Os login. Whenever I try to open the drive following error shows : Thanks ...
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How can I open a .dmg file?

I've got a .dmg file, and I can't figure out how to open it. How can I open it?
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Problem formatting Bless output

I've been trying to output a standard hex dump of a binary file using Bless Hex Editor. The formatting language provided works fine until I try to get an ASCII column down the right hand side. All I ...
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How to play VOB files that were inside a DVD disc?

I just downloaded a DVD which is for a movie. After uncompressing the DVD file I see .VOB, .IFO and .BUP files. If I open the first .VOB file it shows me the DVD menu but I can't interact with it. So, ...
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What software should I install for opening .stl files?

I use Ubuntu 12.10. What software can I install that can open Physible .stl files? And what are the differences between these softwares?
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Closed captioning file

I am needing to convert a .cap file to either a .scc, .smpte-tt or a .sami file for closed captioning. Does anyone know of any programs or software that is capable of doing this that works on ubuntu? ...
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Are there specific file extensions that aren't compatible with Ubuntu?

I am using Ubuntu version 12.04.2 LTS Are there any specific programs or file extensions that are not compatible with Ubuntu? Can all .exe extensions be run on Ubuntu? I have just started using this ...
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Which Large File System Format to use for USB Flash drive compatible with Ubuntu/Mac/Windows?

I've had this problem for a long time and can't find a solution. I switch between the 3 OSes all the time and use a 1TB USB Drive to do so. I can't seem to find a format that is compatible across ...
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How can I view a Microsoft Publisher .pub file?

I need to view a .pub file. How can I view the file or convert it to a more mainstream format (such as a PDF?)
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Why do I have to name my text file <something>.cpp in order to compile a C++ program from command line?

I'm exploring compiling/running simple C++ programs from the bash shell (in Ubuntu 12.04). Being new to Linux in general, I actually have a couple questions. First, it seems that Ubuntu/Linux does ...
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Opening an .accdb file in Ubuntu?

I've received a Microsoft Access .accdb file (version 2010 I believe) that I need to get some data from. How can I open it in Ubuntu? Is there any tool that would allow me to do so? PS: Read-only is ...
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Keynote file showing as 0 Bytes

I know I can't do anything functional with an Apple Keynote file, in Ubuntu, but I have needed to download them or transfer them and send them along as email attachments. The problem is, once ...
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Can the Norton Bootable Recovery Tool read Linux partitions?

I have a PC that I can dual boot between Windows 7 and Ubuntu. If I use the Norton Bootable Recovery Tool to scan the PC for viruses (by booting from the Norton CD), will then Norton also scan the ...
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Problem opening xboard

I recently installed xboard but when I type xboard in the terminal it is not opening instead gives me the following error: dineshkumar@dineshkumar-desktop:~$ xboard load checkmark.bm xboard: Can't ...
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What is the meaning of .lnk extension?

Every time when I install and use a Windows program using PlayOnLinux / Wine, I get a .lnk file on my desktop besides the program's shortcut. The file's name is "program's name.lnk". What is its role ...
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Ubuntu Touch music file types

What kind of audio file types can the Ubuntu Touch play? I want to push some of my music over, but want to make sure it works first. Can it play .mp3 file types or would I be best converting them to ...
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How I can extract files, name.iso.001 name.iso.002 and so on

I just downloaded some materials, but the extensions are not recognized by Ubuntu. I have a bunch of files names name.iso.001, name.iso.002 and so on. How I can extract or mount it?
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Show file extension in file name [duplicate]

Is there anyway to show files suffixes by default in file name in unity? For example: If I have a file called test.bin, it is shown as test in Unity. I'd like it to be shown as test.bin by default ...
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How can I read GSettings values from a filesystem backup?

I have a complete filesystem backup from an old Ubuntu installation. I'd like to retrieve some data from it that was stored via GSettings, e.g. my old GNOME Terminal color selections or the commands ...
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Information about file extensions

Which type of file extensions are used in Ubuntu ?
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Open or convert .cdr files?

I have a scanned image, and it's in Corel Draw (.cdr) format (~6mb). Is there a way to open it, or convert it to something that I can manage? I tried http://filespazz.com/ a few times, but it didn't ...
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How do I view an Outlook .msg file?

I need to view a .msg file. It is an email from Microsoft Outlook. How can I do this in Ubuntu?
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How do I change extensions of all files in a folder to one common extension when all the files have different extensions?

I have a grader for COCI (a competitive programming contest) that reads input files (txt[number].in), compiles and runs a code (txt.cpp) and matches the result with an output file (txt[number].out). ...
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assigning file extensions to a program

I recently installed the latest version of Maple (math software) and it works just fine but there’s a small issue of ubuntu not recognizing the extensions (.mw , .mws) properly. I can load maple and ...
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How to open .arc file

I have a Contacts.arc file which took from a nokia phone as a back-up of contacts.Now my mobile is lost and i want to see some numbers.Is there any application to open .arc file in ubuntu?. I searched ...
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How to open word 5.0 files?

I tried Libreoffice but failed. I used the file command, but it only recognizes the file as "data". Is there a way to open a very old format like a Word 5.0 file? After I use catdoc,it shows ...
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Can I present a powerpoint presentation with sound?

It is possible to demonstrate .PPT with audio under Ubuntu? example such of .ppt - it is short tales for kids
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Opening DocX Files

I am doing some marking that requires me to open .docx file created using Microsoft Office 2007+. OpenOffice doesn't seem to be doing a good job for it, so far, hid all the images in the documents. ...
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List all files that do not have extensions

I want to list all files in a directory that don't have extensions. For example: $ ls a.txt b c.pdf d e.png $ ls -someOption b d What command I can use instead of ls ...
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Is there a way to quickly change all the file extensions of all files in a folder?

I have a large folder of .m4b audio books which in their current format won't play on my Android phone. However they do work fine if they are renamed to .m4a Is there a quick method or terminal ...
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How to open .xmi files

Is there any app that can open .xmi files in Ubuntu? File created in the XMI (XML Metadata Interchange) format, an XML file format most commonly used for exchanging UML diagrams; stores model design ...
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How do I save a LibreOffice Calc file for opening in Excel?

I am trying to save a file in LibreOffice Calc that is still usable in Microsoft Office Excel. Save as .xlms doesn't work.
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How to view and/or edit a .mdb Jet MS Access database file?

I have a .mdb database file which originated from a MS Access Jet database. Is the some way to view this database, and even better, a way to edit and export it?
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How to associate an executable file to a file of specific MIME type

I've got sublime text2 compiled in an executable form and i want to set it as default file handler for .php file type. i cant do this as it is not associated with any mime type.
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Read a multipage tiff?

I'm trying to sort out how to open a multi-page tiff. The sender swears it has more than one page, but in the default viewer I'm only able to see the first page. How do I view all pages?
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How do you convert many files from .xlsx to .xls?

What is a way to convert a batch of .xlsx files to .xls format? I would prefer it to be a command-line solution, but anything is better than opening each manually, and manually saving in the new ...
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How can I cut the margin of a PDF or djvu file for optimal booklet printing?

I have a file which has exaggerated margins. This forces me to print it as a booklet, otherwise I feel I'm waisting paper (a good size of the font allows me to do so). But if I print directly in ...