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answered Which is the best way to install new hplip versions?
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comment How do I print to PDF from wine?
+1, just a note: I didn’t have to manually create the ~/PDF folder; this was done automatically for me (CUPS-PDF version 2.6.1-6, Ubuntu 12.04).
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comment Editing the environment variable
Can you make sure that your $PATH variable is not set in any other startup script/file like ~/.bash_profile, ~/.bash_login, ~/.bashrc, ~/.profile or ~/.pam_environment? Which version of Ubuntu are you using? Changing the PATH in /etc/environment otherwise works for me at least under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
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answered Can't login to Ubuntu anymore
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comment “Unexpected error: Invalid byte sequence in conversion input” in gedit
@Tim Perhaps the file has an unusual encoding which differs from your default system encoding (probably UTF-8). You can try to auto-detect the encoding with chardet MY_FILE.txt (chardet is available in the package python-chardet). Then you could convert the file to UTF-8, e.g., via iconv -f MY_FILE_ENCODING -t utf-8 MY_FILE.txt > MY_NEW_FILE.txt. Hopefully MY_NEW_FILE.txt can then be opened by Gedit. An alternative to converting the encoding would be to go to Gedit’s file ”Open” dialog and to manually select the encoding at the bottom of the dialog before actually opening the file.
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comment “Unexpected error: Invalid byte sequence in conversion input” in gedit
@Tim Ok, then we are probably facing different issues. What might help you track down your issue is this: you could copy the content of your text file into a new file via a command line (to hopefully circumvent gvfs and friends), e.g., with cat MY_FILE.txt > MY_NEW_FILE.txt. Then try to open MY_NEW_FILE.txt in Gedit. If the error persists, then it’s probably really a content problem. Otherwise, there is some (other) metadata problem.
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answered “Unexpected error: Invalid byte sequence in conversion input” in gedit