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Persistent High-Fan Speed xubuntu 14.04

To start off, I am new to linux and don't understand much about it :D Please excuse-me. So I am having the same trouble as many (?) other users with fan speed. I have an old Sony laptop Vaio ...
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Avoiding mouse scrolling in Gedit when editing long documents

I need a solution specifically for the Gedit Editor: When editing long documents I want to avoid having to scroll down with the mouse when hitting the end of the page. Is there a solution to avoid ...
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How do I downgrade Gedit to a previous (3.10.4) Version in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

As the title already says: I have some plug-ins which don't run with gedit 3.18.3 which is shipped with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. How can I downgrade to the version 3.10.4 which was used in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ...
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What uninstalls apps from ubuntu?

A week ago I installed Unity Tweak Tool, then I found out it's no more there ... so I installed it again, and then it was removed automatically. Then I installed it the third time, this time it was ...
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Aliasing gedit to suppress terminal output

I am SSH'd into an embedded board (Jetson TK1 running Ubuntu 14.04). I use the -X option so I can use gedit to edit text files. When executed from a terminal, gedit spews a bunch of garbage on the ...
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gedit won't save&quit after upgrade to 16.04

Step to reproduce: open a text file in gedit modify something close the file, the program will ask to save say yes, the program will not exit, just save the file Until 15.10 the beavhiour was ...
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Install `gedit-plugin` for a downgraded version of gedit

Using these instructions, I could get gedit 3.10.4 to run on ubuntu 16.04. Now, I need to install the version of gedit-plugins that corresponds to gedit 3.10.4. The sources are here but I have not ...
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Write edited contents of file to stdout

I need a visual text editor that can be used as follows - the example will not work but illustrates the point. gpg2 -d x.gpg | gedit -w - | gpg2 -e -o x.gpg This command will allow me to decrypt a ...
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Keyboard shortcut for “Spelling Suggestions…” in Gedit

Is it possible to use any keyboard shortcut for "Spelling Suggestions..." option when the cursor is on the wrong word when using Gedit? Or, if that is not possible, at least when right mouse click is ...
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light and simple like Leafpad but with Highlight Misspell words and Spelling Suggestions like Gedit

I am Linux beginner user. Tell me please can I find anywhere online the "core version" (if I can say like that) of Gedit? The only two features I would still in it are "Highlight Misspell words" and ...
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Laggy scrolling in Gedit and Mousepad on Lubuntu 15.04

I have this problem in Lubuntu 15.04: Scrolling in text editors like Gedit and Mousepad is quite laggy. It's annoying, because it's not responsive enough for comfortable work. Editors like Geany or ...
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Unexpected problems running GUI applications as root [duplicate]

I would like to know which is the recommend way of running GUI applications as root, mainly because what I'm trying isn't running smoothly. I get some annoying warnings that makes me think whether I'm ...
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Ask Ubuntu website not working properly [migrated]

Posted a question, received a response, but when i tried to reply there was no reply section to write my response just a comments box and a box saying "Answer Your Question" I have used this site a ...
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How to edit a file in gedit?

I'm trying to mount an hdd , by editing the /etc/fstab file using gedit. I'm aiming to edit incorrect line (using UUID) and got a detailed error message. I now have the correct line to insert in the ...
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Where to enter commands to compile and run C program that resides in gedit?

I am running Ubuntu. Please advise where I should enter the command to compile the C++ program that I have entered in gedit. Please also advise if I need to relocate the C program before trying to ...
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Unable to play .mp4 videos.

I was downloading a video from youtube, which due to internet disconnection was canceled. after re-connection i started downloading the video again from the beginning and after downloading the whole ...
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Importing Gedit from gi.repository with Python3.4

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10. I have the following problem: When I wrote the following line in the Python2.7 console: from gi.repository import Gedit Everything happens as it should and Python IDLE 2.7 ...
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Cannot remove guestsession after crash/ multiple errors

After using inkscape for design with a second monitor my system crashed and since then I can only log in as a guest . Upon logging in. I get an err msg saying all data would be deleted once I log ...
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How to add 0.0.0.0 in hosts file before every domain in gedit?

When I add 0.0.0.0 i do it manually and it takes long time, how to apply in one step. for example i want block admedia.com and subdomains , i open terminal and type sudo gedit /etc/hosts, and put ...
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gedit - wrap text with character boxes

I use gedit for pure text writing (I mean not coding). To highlight chapters in the text I wrap with "+" boxes likes: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Title goes here ...
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where to find useful gedit latex snippets

I use gedit ad my default LaTeX editor and I am ok with that. I would benefit from more snippets rather than the default ones. Does anyone know where I can find useful snippet for gedit as LaTeX ...
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gedit-latex-plugin not working correctly

I've installed the gedit-latex-plugin on my machine running 15.10. When I enable the plugin, it shows the markup colouring in .tex files, but the menu option New LaTeX Document... doesn't appear, and ...
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Underlining and underscores in Unicode-aware editors

Here at home I use the Unity-based Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with gEdit and a Mate-equipped Slackware PC with Pluma. I have always wanted to emulate the good old typewriter under Linux, so as not to be forced ...
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Can`t display DHCP IP Adress leases

I ve been trying to Display the IP Address leases with: gedit /var/lib/dhcp/dhcp.leases gedit is installed but it still doesn`t work. (gedit:6004): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open Display: ...
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How to delete a line using a shortcut in Gedit?

Is there any shortcut for it? If not is it possible to set a key for this operation? I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
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Change default editor for .cpp files

When I double click .cpp files I expect gedit to open it, instead RStudio opens it. How to set gedit as the default editor for .cpp files?
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Is it possible to use the Terminal's history feature to record html?

I am trying to learn html. I am familiar with the Command Line's history feature, and I was wondering if it would be possible to record what I am trying to learn in the command line using the command ...
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EDIT: gedit's LaTeX plugin does not like \newcites from multibib package

EDIT2: I was finally able to find out under which exact circumstances the behavior described in my second point occurs: It's when a .tex file contains the \newcites command from the multibib package. ...
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How can I disable gedit's behaviour of right-aligning Arabic text?

If I open a new document in Gedit and I type a line in English, followed by a line in Arabic, Gedit is very smart and makes the line in English right-aligned, and it makes the Arabic left-aligned, as ...
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Stuck on text-select/text-highlight on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm running a guest Ubuntu 14.04 on VMWare and whenever I'm editing text in gedit or another editor sooner or later the cursor gets stuck in text-highlight mode which means that left clicks highlights ...
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How to sort lines in a text file alphabetically with gedit

With Ubuntu's gedit text editor how can I sort lines in a text file alphabetically?
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sftp bookmarks - programs to open remote sftp files

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 64 bit. In Nautilus there are some sftp bookmarks to connecting to a remote server. My editor installed are Gedit, Leafpad and LibreOffice. The problem is that to open a simple ...
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Would it be possible to save gedit backup files in a “specific” Folder?

Based on this Question I would like to know if it would be possible (and if so how) to save these auto-saved backup files into a specific or different folder. As I'm using git as a revision control ...
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recently-used.xbel is empty and entries are never added

I'm on a fairly new install of 15.10 and I noticed in gedit that I have no list of recently opened files. "~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel" is there and writable but the contents are the following: ...
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Can't change gedit preferences and terminal preferences don't save

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I've just started using it for one of my college courses and instead of having all of us install Linux on our machines they had us install a virtual machine ...
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How do I copy web clipping as Markdown?

I copy a HTML text, for instance, the first paragraph excepting from Wikipedia: Dominating set. and then paste it to gedit. The expected results are: In [graph ...
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How to debug c programs by gedit?

Is it possible to debug our programs written in c by gedit text editor ? If not, how can i do it ?
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How to activate the RabbitVCS plugin for GEdit?

I have installed RabbitVCS and its various extension on system with Ubuntu 14.04: $ dpkg -l | grep rabbitvcs ii nemo-rabbitvcs 2.8.0-1~webupd8~trusty ...
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Gtk-WARNING from gedit

Is my gedit or ubuntu installation to blame for these warnings? If so, what is the repair procedure? gedit:14294): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkScrolledWindow 0x13c2880 is mapped but visible child ...
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Plugins not showing up at after placing files in gedit directory

I'm trying to add a plug-in on gedit to help me develop to html. I downloaded this one and followed the instructions for installing. After placed the files at /usr/share/gedit/plugins I noticed that ...
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GLib-GIO-ERROR: org.gnome.gedit.plugins.time

Upon starting gedit on my Ubuntu-14.04, I see the following error: (gedit:3173): GLib-GIO-ERROR **: Settings schema 'org.gnome.gedit.plugins.time' is not installed I tried the answer of Gedit ...
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How to undo changes in .profile?

I changed my ~/.profile and now I can't login. I'm new to Linux and I was trying to add adb/fastboot (android development tools) to my PATH by editing PATH in .profile. I had done a different method ...
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Gedit showing preferences option in edit menu only when I open gedit using sudo gedit

Gedit preferences option is not displayed when I open a text file by double-clicking. However, when I open gedit by using sudo gedit command from terminal, preferences option will be displayed. But, ...
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sudo gedit /etc/etter.conf shows empty file

when I open (etter.conf) to make some changes using the command : sudo gedit /etc/etter.con I got an empty file
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Is it possible to run GUI programs without a desktop installed?

I'm using crouton which enables me to run 14.04 on my Chromebook. I opted to not install a desktop to save disk space so used the cli-extra target when installing: sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton -r ...
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Critical failure on a clean 14.04.3 while using `gedit`

On a clean installation of 14.04.3 plus more than 300MB of updates to 2016 January 2 is the following file: brian@dell:~/Documents$ ls -lat SystemRestorationNotes.txt -rw-rw-r-- 1 brian brian ...
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incorrect ownership problem [closed]

I used sudo gedit before I learned that I am supposed to use gksudo gedit. The side effect of this error is that some files change ownership. There seem to be 3 candidates in this screenshot that may ...
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Open a file with gedit over ssh

I am trying to display a file with gedit, from my home, when connected to ssh in a machine of my uni. However, something is wrong with permissions. gsamaras@gsamaras:~$ ssh -X user@machine.gr ...
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What's a text editor for Linux that can compile and run without the use of Terminal? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a text editor that can compile and run .java files directly, without having to use javac filename.java and java filename. Something similar would be Textpad for Windows, which uses ...
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Gedit shows warning messages after launching [duplicate]

I keep getting this a long list of warning messages after launching gedit through the terminal. Example: When I type gedit in the terminal, the output is similar to this: (gedit:8369): ...