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    [other] Re: How to SSH into my computers at home?

    Did you look into the Ubuntu Community Documentation on SSH?
  2. [SOLVED] Re: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied)

    Extremely sorry and thanks for catching me there. I know that, and yet don't know what I was thinking when I made that error. Will edit the post. Thanks again and extreme apologies to everyone.
  3. [ubuntu] Re: question about non functional ubuntu 11.04 software center

    Try this on your terminal


    sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade

    The above code will remove the entries of the listings and then update a fresh set of...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied)

    sorry for the misinformation I accidentally provided
  5. Thread: Gnome 3

    by nitstorm
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    [ubuntu] Re: Gnome 3

    Installing Gnome3 will not delete your existing softwares and files, but it will remove some of your packages. And if you decide to come back to Unity, you will need to reinstall those deleted...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Obtaining a list of mounted USB sticks

    Sorry lil too late, irrelevant now
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    [SOLVED] Re: What is Compiz?

    It's basically an eye-candy tool, that makes your Linux desktop more amusing and fun, graphic-wise.

    Here is the wikipedia link to compiz. Excerpt from it:
  8. Re: What is the time right now wherever you happen to be?

    Tue Sep 13 02:16:05 IST 2011
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    [SOLVED] Re: gnome-terminal starting directory

    There is another alternative suggested here - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/844677/gnome-terminal-how-to-start-in-a-different-directory/844711#844711

    It suggests, you add
    cd /home/username...
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    [SOLVED] Re: gnome-terminal starting directory

    Try this please,

    1. Open the terminal, go to Edit->Profiles.

    2. Create a new profile and edit it, in the Title & Commands tab, choose - Run a custom command instead of my shell.

    3. There...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: can a script rename podcasts from podcast number to title

    Maybe this is something you are looking for - http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-general-1/bash-script-for-sorting-and-renaming-multiple-mp3-files-by-id3-tags-602105/
  12. Thread: MPG to Mpeg??

    by nitstorm
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    [SOLVED] Re: MPG to Mpeg??

    Try out the Arista Transcoder. It's in the Software Center.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Terminal.....again

    //Seems nothingspecial already said it while I was typing, still going to let this be..


    1.Click the Menu button(The button on the top-left of the screen). Type Startup Applications and click on...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Not Niryan Vhusan's Tutorial For Scribus.

    Have you checked Jessica L. Warren's tutorial for scribus?
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    [SOLVED] Re: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock

    The problem has been resolved, so please mark the thread solved.
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    [SOLVED] Re: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock

    cp /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.lis /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
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    [SOLVED] Re: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock

    Close the terminal that you are using to install the package first with this command: (this also applies to all terminals that might be used to update packages or install something new either from...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: limitied with a 650 mb cd. ubuntu install possible?

    You can use a Minimal Ubuntu install and then use the Network connection to upgrade your packages and also install the full Ubuntu Desktop

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/MinimalCD
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    [SOLVED] Re: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock

    Run one process at a time. Either Ubuntu Software Center, Synaptic Manager or the terminal install. Please do not run more than one of these applications at any given time. If you do, you will keep...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Question about file permision

    Ummm... you forgot the $USER part after /home. Correcting the code,

    cd ~/Downloads
    chmod +x /Firefox\ Setup\ 5.0.exe
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    [SOLVED] Re: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock

    Make sure the Accept or okay button is highlighted or selected when you hit enter. Or try hitting Space too.
  22. [SOLVED] Re: I accidentally logged out during an update

    You can resume your updates from the update manager itself.

    You can also go to the terminal and type this in


    sudo apt-get update // This is equivalent to clicking the Check Button in Update...
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    [SOLVED] Re: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock

    You gotta move around with the arrow keys and click enter to proceed.
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    [ubuntu] Re: new to ubuntu ! got a lot of questions :)

    In the olden days all you had was the command-line. And that's how you would pass instructions and commands to the computer, then GUI came along. The terminal is just an emulation of that olden (yet...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Startup Questions

    Symbolic links contain pointers to the file location just like in programming, as you said. For a nice explanation on symlinks see - http://www.nixtutor.com/freebsd/understanding-symbolic-links/
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