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i can not edit file even after entered root password

i want to edit actual_brightness with gedit in (/sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0) to change brightness level. my way is pressing alt+f2 then gksudo gedit then enter the password after editing the ...
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gedit - show file path for recently opened files

Gedit shows the recently opened files. How do I make gedit show not only the file-names but also the file path for recently opened files? I work on a website which has an index.tcl / index.adb in ...
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gedit “cannot open display” , on remote OSX , using ssh - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Profile

I am getting the following error message when using ssh to log into a remote machine: gedit: cannot open display and ssh -X -l root your-machine-name does not work usage: ssh ...
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An Odd Gedit Font Problem

For some reason I can not change my font type or colour in Gedit. I tried going into preference, and choosing a colour scheme (the background changed only). I was unable to even change the font ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 gedit error cannot open display

I'm trying to fix an apache2 error (see... Why is my Apache not working after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04? to understand the error) but to do that I have to use gedit, now after installing gedit and ...
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Firefox Opening Pdfs in Gedit

I've just done the latest system upgrade to my ubuntu LT 14.04 and now pdfs don't open with firefox; instead they open with Gedit to give mangled nonsense. After searching around ask ubuntu I found ...
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gedit error gedit:2128

I am a beginner Linux user I use Lubuntu Core... I have been trying to add echo 9 > /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness to /etc/rc.local and every time when I change something in ...
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Gedit PHP syntax highlighting

Does anyone know how to fix this issue? I have PHP inline to HTML. There's an opening quotation and the inline PHP also has a quote, but Gedit thinks it's the closing quote for the HTML. Add this to ...
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Custom keyboard shortcuts in gedit 3.10 on ubuntu 14.04

I just upgraded my Ubuntu from version 12.04 to 14.04, now with gedit 3.10. Previously I had managed to customize some shortkeys, e.g. block commenting to Ctrl+r and block uncomment to Ctrl+t (instead ...
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Alternative for notepad++'s IndentByFold plug-in in gedit (auto-indent) [duplicate]

I have some bash script which I want to beautify/code format. In my windows system i have used notepad++'s IndentByFold plug-in to code format and beautify some php,html file etc and it worked fine. ...
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Syntax highlighting for Python in gedit

I'm using the default setting. I'm looking for a simple legend that says 'this color means that' or 'comments are blue, functions are green', whatever. I'd think the need for this would be painfully ...
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Gedit's slow when there're unsaved changes

THE PROBLEM: I'm finding that gedit is working incredibly slow when there are unsaved changes. The mouse-pointer flickers and typing is painfully slow. PARTIAL FIXES: As soon as I save the changes ...
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Menu bar missing in gedit

I don't know what I did in gedit (and nautilus), but menu bar gone away. Here a screenshot. Actually, menu bar changed but I like the "classic" way, with "File, Edit...". What I did wrong and how I ...
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Why gedit can't be used with sudo? [duplicate]

I read this answer explaining that "sometimes" root can own something at /home/$USER directory. Can anyone give an example how to prove it. Just give a test case when something really bad happens, ...
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Nothing happens when i press the power button

When i press the power button on my desktop it used to suspend but now it seems that nothing happens. Would the fix be under sudo gedit /etc/acpi/events/powerbtn? Thanks.
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Can't write udev rules?

I have it written, SUBSYSTEM== "usb", ENV{DEVTYPE} =="usb_device", MODE="0666" but it tells me I don't have permission to save it, why would that be? I am administrator.
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Activating gedit-latex-plugin fails in Vivid

I installed gedit-latex-plugin in Ubuntu Vivid via aptitude without errors. Trying to activate the plugin in gedit via Preferences > Plugins results in a runtime error and the plugin not getting ...
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Having problem with opening softwares from the terminal (including wireshark & gedit)

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and I am having errors opening softwares from the terminal. For example: build@build:/usr/local/bin$ sudo wireshark gdk_mir_display_open Failed to connect to Mir: Failed to ...
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Gedit error: Settings schema 'org.gnome.gedit.plugins.time' is not installed

When running Gedit from Terminal, I encounter an error stating that Settings schema 'org.gnome.gedit.plugins.time' is not installed. Neither purging and installing using apt-get nor removing and ...
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How to open new doccument tab in gedit and send text flow into it from terminal?

I want to make Krusader User Action which lists selected files. I know I can do it in terminal like ls -1 > list.txt and than delete unwanted. But I'm looking something like gedit newDoc.txt < ...
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Gedit Plugin: How to get the buffer of a newly opened file from another file in Gedit?

I've written a code for a Gedit Plugin which opens another file, self.window.create_tab_from_location(Gio.file_new_for_path(file_path), None, line_number, 0, ...
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How to get new face of gedit

Iam not being able to get the new face of Gedit. The new look came with gnome 3.14 and I am currently running ubuntu gnome 15.04 with gnome version 3.14
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Getting the default text editor used in system

I have been searching and browsing for a long time and have not been able to find an answer to my question. I have used select-editor and I note that I am using /usr/bin/nano. Is this the default ...
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Gray bars when scrolling

I've been reinstalling things like the text editor and the file manager, and now I get these gray bars when scrolling to the edge.
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Which system calls are called when file is updated from gedit? [duplicate]

If any file is updated using gedit then internally which system calls are called or which algos are called ?? What is the way of getting that list of operations occurred when file is updated from ...
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Whenever I download an .sh-file gedit opens up

Whenever I download an .sh-file gedit opens up and then freezes. Why?
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Warning editing rc.local (/etc/rc.local)

I want to edit /etc/rc.local to boot a driver when starting up. But when I edit rc.local, terminal says: (gedit:2844) gtk warning calling inhibit failed ...
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Gedit Window split into two

My gedit window is split into two halves along the length each of which has a different shade. How can I shift it back to the original view. See image below:
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Why is Gedit set as default calendar app in Ubuntu?

Just wondering why is a text editor (Gvim or Gedit) set as the default calendar app in Ubuntu. Does any one know the reason why?
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Gparted, Gedit doesn't open with the gksu command [Xubuntu]

I'm not able to start software as GParted, GEdit with the gksu command (neither the sudo). I see commands in the task manager start, but disappear before to have a result. So, have you any clue to ...
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“gedit” does not launch as root: “CRITICAL: file log.c …”-error (no gksu problem!)

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 with XFCE. Since a few weeks, gedit is not launching any more as root (with gksu gedit). Launching with my normal account works without problems. The problem is not gksu, ...
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Gedit - significant lag when editing long files

It's pretty much unusable on long files, whereas Jeany runs it without a hitch. Is my only option to ditch Gedit? It would be a shame because the minimialist design is great.
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Writing a simple Gedit plug-in

I love Gedit and use it daily, but there's one simple thing that would make my work so much simpler. And that is being able to use the arrow keys to open and close directories in the File Browser in ...
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Is there a text editor which can display null bytes

Not important to the question but I'm working with files output from a php script. These files contain null bytes (\00) which is actually part of the php output and should not be removed. Up until ...
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gedit fails to start without dbus-launch - why doesn't package depend on dbus-x11

On some 14.04 Ubuntu installs (chroot's) I don't have the dbus-x11 package installed. gedit hangs when running gedit somefile and displays warning/error messages: ** (gedit:12476): WARNING **: ...
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I have problems with creating a hotspot

While creating a hotspot by using these instructions -- http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2014/09/3-ways-create-wifi-hotspot-ubuntu/ -- I receive the following: tux@tux:~$ gksu gedit ...
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ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS Gtk warning

after screen freeze at sign on yesterday, I attempted fix thru Terminal commands (apparently I am way too much of a noob) currently in terminal I am unable to use gedit (confirmed newest version is ...
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Templates directory in Ubuntu: can I use this feature with gedit in bash shell?

Saw this question: What is the "Templates" folder in the home directory for? But I wanted to know whether I can use this feature with gedit in bash shell? If yes How? If no is there any ...
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Why gedit does not respond most of the time in Ubuntu 14.10

In earlier versions of Ubuntu till 14.04 Gedit works fine but in Ubuntu 14.10 most of the time it does not show the cursor while moving the mouse( inside Gedit not with any other application ), does ...
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Installation via GEdit [duplicate]

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu (first installation, a few days back). I'm using GEdit to install some very specific Nvidia drivers (Quadro Fx 1800). Nvidia provides a .run file which I'm allowing Ubuntu 14 ...
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Some Gedit preferences won't change

I am using Gedit version 3.10.04 on Ubuntu 14.10, and only just installed Ubuntu last night on my laptop. My problem is that only some of Gedit's preferences are changeable. Specifically, the ...
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High Contrast Gedit Tabs

I can barely see the which Gedit tab is "activated". I believe this is controlled by the operating system. I looked in Ubuntu Tweak > Miscellaneous but I don't see any color or contrast settings ...
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gedit not working in ssh session: Autolaunch error: X11 initialization failed

when I try using gedit in an SSH Session, I get this: max@amancer:/etc$ gedit SWARM.txt ** (gedit:24616): WARNING **: Befehlszeile »dbus-launch --autolaunch=b3945c581ae43ae601b4b5190000000c ...
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How to prevent file owned by root when using `sudo gedit`

When using gedit , i always need to edit file in /etc/ or /usr/ which need to be root. So i created a Launcher shortcut on the left with command sudo gedit. So every time i click the icon on the left ...
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Get Menu bar to disappear in full screen mode in gedit

I have recently installed ubuntu 14.10 gnome and I don't know how to get rid of the menu bar in Gedit in full screen mode. There is no option for that
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Why are hidden text files created [duplicate]

So in noticed every time I edit a text file with gedit, i get a hidden file in this directory with the same name except in the end this file has this symbol ~ So why does the system or gedit creates ...
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Getting “permission denied” when trying to edit a plugin for Gedit [duplicate]

I've tried everything that I know, which admittedly is not a lot. The problem is that I can't use the plug-ins in Gedit because the loader is set to "python 3". I read an answer where all one has to ...
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Ctrl+tab stoped working in gedit after installing xfce

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 in virtualbox. I recently installed xfce and I have noticed that ctrl+tab stopped working in gedit both in xfce and GNOME. It works fine in Firefox for example. Is ...
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Gedit Error (I am getting most of the times , I am writing a C program in Gedit, just want to know why is this happening?)

I am getting this error most of the time , I am writing a C program in it. And as a result , all of my codes get white-washed and I have to start afresh. Please help ASAP. (gedit:3350): Gdk-ERROR **: ...
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gedit “lagging”

whenever I use gedit, the program lags when I switch lines with the mouse or enter/backspace. It only started doing this in the past month and I have no idea why. A bit of background, I'm using my ...