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Jul
26
answered Ubuntu doesn't work - wubildr issue (and can I make my pc bootable without smartbootmanager which doesn't work)
Jul
26
revised Why does my computer shuts down itself every morning at 6 AM?
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revised Why does my computer shuts down itself every morning at 6 AM?
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Jul
26
comment Why does my computer shuts down itself every morning at 6 AM?
Some application entered that line to the crontab (I just edited my answer again to explain in detail how to read that line). It must have asked you for a password before, as this crontab can only be edited with root/sudo. To becalm you: I never encountered anything doing so without being asked -- so probably it was one of those "tools" you mentioned you might have tried before.
Jul
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revised Why does my computer shuts down itself every morning at 6 AM?
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Jul
26
comment Why does my computer shuts down itself every morning at 6 AM?
@Tim see my answer below -- of course (and only) the line containing the "poweroff".
Jul
26
answered Why does my computer shuts down itself every morning at 6 AM?
Jul
26
comment Why does my computer shuts down itself every morning at 6 AM?
@Tim that's it. Just delete that line -- see my answer below.
Jul
26
comment Why does my computer shuts down itself every morning at 6 AM?
That won't help him much I guess. @Tim a good starting point is to check your systems log (/var/log/syslog), which should mention the shutdown event (and hopefully who initiated it). Also the places named by StarNamer above, plus /etc/cron.d.
Jul
26
comment How to force the installation of a modified .bin file?
Glad that it worked out -- but to be honest, I didn't expect anything else ;) The symlink stays until you remove it again. Think of it as a "virtual file" or, if you are a programmer, a "pointer".
Jul
26
comment How to force the installation of a modified .bin file?
OK, then it's fine. Just wanted to make sure we avoid additional trouble ;) So go on with my answer. I did that a lot of times successfully, so I'm pretty sure it will work out for you (using the unaltered installation package, of course ;)
Jul
25
comment How to force the installation of a modified .bin file?
see my answer below. Just thinking: Could it be your elan stuff is 32bit, while your Ubuntu installation is 64bit? If so, and you are running into additional problems with libraries not being found, you should rather consider installing the compatibility layer before doing the symlink stuff below. Make sure you've got ia32-libs installed in the first place then - and only do the symlink if the file is not already there. Point is: 32bit apps cannot use 64bit libs directly, and vice versa.
Jul
25
answered How to force the installation of a modified .bin file?
Jul
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revised How to force the installation of a modified .bin file?
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Jul
25
comment How to force the installation of a modified .bin file?
Modification of the install file corrupted its checksum. Wouldn't you consider to fix the PATH issue differently, e.g. using symlinks?
Jul
24
comment Changed ownership/read,write on important system files, including SUDO
And that's explained in the linked questions answers (especially bodhi's). Did you try to follow there? It's also explained there how to make sudo work again first (a little closer to the end).
Jul
24
comment Changed ownership/read,write on important system files, including SUDO
Please read Why does nothing work after I randomly changed some file permissions? -- and in the future, don't do things with superuser permissions if you do not exactly know what you are doing. That's why those things are not given to the "non-privileged" user.
Jul
23
comment How Do I install Ubuntu using UEFI
Did you check How to boot Ubuntu from EFI/UEFI?? This probably includes the answer to your question.
Jul
22
answered Is there a way to use Tor system-wide?
Jul
22
answered What partition settings should I use when setting up a new hard drive?