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no wireless connection anymore / mint

I had wireless connection but when changing option to 'wired' the wireless connections are not there anymore. I tried to install VPN but it I have to import a file but don't know which file this is. ...
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No message notification/download skype ubuntu 16.04 when receiving files from contact

I have installed from canonical partner repo along with i386 architechture. Calls work fine, SENDING files work fine. GETTING files: no notification, no download, no file. I haven't really seen ...
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How do I install Xonotic.zip? [duplicate]

I have downloaded Xonotic using the orange download button on the site, but now I have no idea how to: Unzip the zip file Run the game I have looked everywhere, please help.
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Can't access some files (NTFS), permission denied (not even with sudo)

Got a screwed up Surface Pro 2 and any recovery attempt on the Windows 10 installation has failed. So to save all the files I booted up the device with 16.04 LTS Live USB. The filesystem mounts ...
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How to provide web address of file in file selector dialog

The file selector dialog(say when adding attachments to email) in ubuntu 16.04 doesn't allow to provide web address of the file to select a file. It only allows local files to be selected. Windows on ...
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Auto delete files older than 7 days

I am a complete noob at linux but I am starting to get the hang of it. I have an Ubuntu Server 16.04 running an FTP server to backup security video files. The files will be stored in folders like: /...
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Trusty Tahr 14.04 and iPhone

I am running 14.04 and recently removed Samba after the bug-scare. After removal of samba I was unable to play CD's. The DVD portion still works. I am also unable to transfer files from my iPhone to ...
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help me understand files and blocks count on booting

On booting my laptop, right after BIOS is loaded I see on my screen: /dev/sda1: clean, 116918/19275776 files, 66284199/77094912 blocks I have two questions: If I'm seeing that information, is it a ...
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Is there an image editing software that can open Microsoft DirectDraw Surface files in Ubuntu?

I need an editor that can open, save and edit Microsoft DirectDraw Surface (.dds) files. I know Paint.NET can open them, but well, it's .NET, so... GIMP doesn't seem to open them and I can't find a ...
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Files disappear from Launcher

I tried to solve this 'cause I'm not the only one with this problem, but still I can't get rid of it. The problem is like in this gif: BUT I saw that if I open nautilus using ALT+F2, it doesn't ...
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Which Ubuntu for ARM cpu do I need

I'm planning on buying a single board computer that I would like to install Ubuntu server on. The problem is that I don't know which file I should download. I've taken a look at this page: www.ubuntu....
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Where does “open with” go

When I download a file from the Internet I can choose "open with" or "save as". When i choose "open with", does it get saved somewhere on the disk? Or is it gone when I close the file? Like totally ...
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Deleted single file, after reboot it's back

I have a file "Zkousky.ics" (calendar file, exams) on my desktop. Whenever I remove it, however, after reboot the file is back. I used several methods of removing, but the file is always coming back ...
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Display all the lines which ends with the word “unix” or specific word in terminal [duplicate]

How to display all the lines which ends with the word unix in any given file and sorts those lines in ascending order.
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Display all the files with read and write permissions and display result in file

Display all the files with read and write permissions and display result in file can any body help me in that its easy but i am little bit confused so please help on this
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Is there a way to search for files with the whisker menu?

I've found a command that enables web searches through the whisker menu, but is there a way to search for files with it?
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Open par2 file?

On Ubuntu 16.04 and a program I'm trying to install downloaded a bunch of 'par2' files. Archive manager doesn't seem to recognize them. What application should I use to open these?
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How can I sum numbers on lines in a file

I have a file which looks like this: 1 3 4 1 4 3 1 2 How can I find the total of this (i.e. 1+3+4+1+4+3+1+2 = 19)?
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How to close a text file with terminal [closed]

I have a text file opened, what command do i need to type in the terminal to close the file ? I tried to kill the process but i can get the processes ID by using command ps -A | grep <app-name>...
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terminal view under Distribution Upgrade

I was upgrading from 14.04 to 15.04, under the Distribution Upgrade window, there is a terminal view of the process; I was looking at the changes when I was asked on the terminal view to update or ...
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+ char in file permissions

After executing the command I got this output: ll /dev/ crw-rw----+ 1 root root 10, 232 Jun 3 21:49 kvm What does the '+' character mean ?
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Help with file transfer from windows to ubuntu

I have looked long and hard for this, but can't find exactly what I'm looking for. I want to edit videos on my Linux computer because of how much better the software is for editing. I record videos on ...
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Move all files from the partition where Ubuntu installed to another partition

I am a total Linux beginner and I probably messed up a lot during the installation (Already tried reinstalling). Ubuntu installed all of its files in a partition with very little space, and it keeps ...
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Simple filesize output terminal

Is there a simple command in the terminal (or a command with a usage that I know not) that would output filesize in bytes of a file given a filename parameter?
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Copying files to USB

I used a USB to make Ubuntu 16.04 bootable on my desktop (which is Ubuntu 16.04) for installation on my laptop. Then I could not format the drive. I have done this now, but. I can not copy files to ...
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How do I recover my Data? [on hold]

I cut files from my system and paste them in my usb but later my usb storage got crashed and now I want to recover my files from the PC. plz help!!
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renaming folders using a .txt file

I'm working in my terminal using bash trying to rename the folders: 1 2 3 4 5 I'd like to rename them according to a.txt file: a 2 c 3 d 5 e 1 b 4 The order in the .txt file is completely random....
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Kubuntu send file wizard

I've connected my iPad to Kubuntu via bluetooth, Kubuntu sees the iPad and the iPad recognizes the Kubuntu installation. I then tried to use send file wizard to transfer a file from Kubuntu to the ...
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Shell Script Won't Run

Newbie. I am trying to install BeautifulSoup4. There is a shell script "convert-py3k" to run, to convert to Python 3 version. It has an executable permission but, neither double clicking nor, ...
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Restore content of corrupted system file

How can I restore the content of one of Ubuntu's system files? Background: I've turned the file /lib/systemd/system/NetworkManager-wait-online.service into an unreadable binary file (I have no more ...
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How to save the file name with current date and time?

I want to save filename with current date and time by using the keyboard shortcut. is it possible? example: update array_12:35:16 28-05-16.php somename_currentdatetime.php
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Cannot rename .theme file in Drupal 8 installation

I don't know if this is an Ubuntu question or a Drupal question but since it SEEMS OS-related I'll ask it here. Sorry if that's a mistake. Here's my question: Summary of problem: I've added a ...
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I have a problem with what I think is a broken link

HEre image attached of one example. index.html and index.html~ appears everytime I finish editing the file. But it does not have any content and it does not go away unless I delete it, but, I am ...
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Rearrange the components of filenames for a group of files

I have a group of photo files that are named: ddmmyyyyxxxx.jpg (xxxx is just a sequence number) that I am trying to search but sadly no results, is to rename the filename to yyyy-mm-dd-xxxx.jpg. All ...
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.run files being read as text files 16.04

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a former Windows 8.1 laptop (from a USB drive), and I am trying to install XAMPP on it. I put the .run file I downloaded on a SD card (I can't get wifi on the laptop) and ...
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Recover gedit file after save and restart

Is it possible to recover the old data of a file after it was erased by another file and restart ?
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How to recover last journal on ext4 file system?

In this scenario user accidentally delete (shift+delete) files. Which is the best method to recover journal of ext4 /dev/sda1 partition of disk ?
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Unable to clear recent files from history

I run a 64 bit version of Ubuntu 15.04. Often when I delete recent history using the Security and Privacy application, I can still see the files in the Unity lens when I press the Windows key (both ...
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fatal error: lz4.h: No such file or directory #include “lz4.h” [duplicate]

Compiling (C++): prod/coretech/hub/compression/lz4_compressor.os prod/coretech/hub/compression/lz4_compressor.cc:31:17: fatal error: lz4.h: No such file or directory #include "lz4.h" ...
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Write result for each pair of files in directory to file

I would like to execute command on each pair of files in directory and write a result to a file, I would like to get matrix NxN of results. I've started: for file1 in some_directory/*.txt; do ...
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Create double click executable file

I would like to create a file, which could be saved in the Desktop or in another folder, which upon a user double click on it executes some commands, one of which should be as super user (sudo) and ...
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reboot problem, though with shutdown and bootup no problem?

A small but weird problem, when I select reboot (restart) I get "no configuration file found ..." before grub ... BUT, if I shut down and startup after ... No Problems, why for goodness sake, ...
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Setting up a text notification when a large file transfer is complete

I often have to copy 100-200 GB of files from one drive to another. I use my Ubuntu desktop, which is downstairs, to do this. However, I usually work upstairs. I would like to somehow get a ...
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Making files on Windows 10 partition native to Ubuntu partition

Just like the title states, I want to make all my files on my Windows partition native to my Ubuntu partition. Right now, I can access all my documents, pictures, etc. while in Ubuntu by: Clicking ...
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Merge Folders & Checksum Files

I am interested in merging many duplicate folders, but want to ensure that the files are exactly the same by checksumming them. Is there a gui file manager that will let me copy files to a folder and ...
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Remove leading whitespace from files, folders and their subfolders

I came up with this, but unfortunately it doesnt affect any files/folders in subfolders. find . -exec rename "s/^\s+//" {} \; Folder structure: foo |-- \ bar `-- \ foo1 |-- \ bar1 `-- \ ...
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bash: [file]: No such file or directory

I have access to a cluster with six machines (wien0, wien1,..wien6) with /home/yhattori directory shared. I've installed a program (gaussian03) in wien6 machine at /home/yhattori/g03 directory where ...
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where did I accidentally move my files to?

I attempted to rename all .el files to the same name but without ending. I used the command mv *.el ./* in my terminal and now my home is pretty much empty. Any suggestions how to revert that or where ...
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How to move a file with a space in the name? (command-line) [duplicate]

The file is named Bamboo Makeup Brush Set.jpg mv /home/said/Downloads/Bamboo Makeup Brush Set.jpg /home/said/Downloads/11/ doesn't work because of the spaces in the file name. How can I move this ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu versions, keep files but remove programs

I'm trying to upgrade from version 15.10 to 16.04 LTS of Ubuntu. I don't have an external hard drive to back up my files to (it's a gaming laptop), so I would have to place my files somewhere else on ...