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  1. [ubuntu] remove files on NTFS with \n in the filename

    I was moving files using Windows (had to at that time) from one NTFS partition to another but the computer switched off.
    Some files have been transferred, but some remain. I'm not able to delete...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Detect decrease in new file's size

    No, it's perfectly allowed. Internal sites.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Detect decrease in new file's size

    Sometimes data, some video, audio. The script is perfectly working, so the files will be generated as described.
    I need to figure out how to detect a dip in size
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    [ubuntu] Detect decrease in new file's size

    I am saving streams from browser cache into my home folder. I wrote a script that takes the specific data type and saves them into disk, and names them as data.1, data.2 , data.3 and so on, creating...
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    Backup (save) same file periodically

    I am saving a stream to my HDD.
    I'd like to copy the file periodically into a subfolder backup such that the older versions of the the file are not deleted.

    Simply put
    1. Assume the original...
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    [ubuntu] Re: rename new music files as old ones

    I believe lexical similarity should do the trick.
    file named 01-Highway-to-Hell.mp3 in new album would be closest to highway_to_hell.mp3 in the old album
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    [ubuntu] Re: rename new music files as old ones

    If I have understood your solution correctly, I believe this process would have me rename the new files manually. Is there a way around that (there are about 1000 files in around 160 subfolders) ?
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    [ubuntu] rename new music files as old ones

    I have a large music collection, and a good number of playlists that I have formed over the years.
    All the music is neatly organised in a folder hierarchy. I use Banshee on Ubuntu, and Winamp on the...
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    [ubuntu] Blank Screen after login

    I have an Inspiron N5010 running Ubuntu13.10 64b. It uses Intal HD Graphics (i.e. no ATI/Nvidia graphics card)

    I need a software that uses OpenGL, and I installed multiple packages using synaptic...
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    [ubuntu] Swap: No primary partition

    I am running Ubuntu 13.10 64bit on a system with 4GB RAM, dual booting with Windows

    Most people say that it is good to have swap on a system, and results in speed, so I used it with my previous...
  11. [ubuntu] Display date/time in Ubuntu lock screen (cinnamon-like)

    I was using Ubuntu 13.04 till a few days ago.
    I had installed Nemo and I guess cinnamon got installed to (I was still using Unity nonetheless).

    One of the good things about that was the lock...
  12. [SOLVED] Re: ddccontrol 0.4.2 asks for gtk>=2.4 even when libgtk-3-dev install

    Messy stuff.

    From synaptic, reinstalled libgtkmm-3.0-dev and libgtkmm-2.4 and its dependancies.
    It worked. Synaptic rocks !!!
  13. [SOLVED] ddccontrol 0.4.2 asks for gtk>=2.4 even when libgtk-3-dev install

    I am trying to install ddccontrol 0.4.2. I extracted the contents and ran ./configure
    The configure stopped while checking for gtk development libraries:


    checking for gtk+>=2.4 and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: apt-get upgrade gives "403 forbidden" error

    Yes, I am working behind a proxy.

    But there seems to be no problem with update, install or web browsing.
    Software Center also works like a charm
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    [ubuntu] apt-get upgrade gives "403 forbidden" error

    I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 64b, and sudo apt-get update works fine
    But when I run sudo apt-get upgrade:


    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates/main python3.3-minimal amd64...
  16. Save PDF does not work in Adobe Reader 10.1.4

    I installed Adobe Reader 10.1.4 on wine1.6. I am unable to save edits like comments and highlights.

    To debug, I ran AcroRd32 from the wineprefix installed directory and got this as the output:

    ...
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    [SOLVED] Re: ubuntu crash on installing powertop

    Did it as root from recovery.

    It also turned out that the kernel got spoilt, so I had to use an older one to boot. Then reinstalled the latest one to get it working
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    [SOLVED] ubuntu crash on installing powertop

    I am running Ubuntu 13.04 64b on a Dell Inspiron N5010.

    In order to optimise the power, I attempted to install Powertop via the Software-Center (along with the 2 suggested options).
    I don't even...
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    [ubuntu] Re: All files are executables in NTFS file system

    Yes, there is some security risk involved in developing off NTFS.

    But given that people (like me) also use windows, it would be a much less cumbersome task to copy the files onto NTFS at various...
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    [ubuntu] All files are executables in NTFS file system

    I use an Ubuntu 12.04 32b installation.
    Most of my data is on an NTFS partition, and it is auto-mounted at startup.

    For the longest time, I was not able to execute any linux executables (even gcc...
  21. [ubuntu] Bluetooth suddenly stopped working, device not detected

    I use Ubuntu 12.04 32b on a Dell Insipiron N5010. It has a Dell Bluetooth 365 adapter.

    It was working great until a few days ago, and is now giving me problems.



    The bluetooth icon is still...
  22. [ubuntu] Move workspaces on Multiple monitors seperately

    Hey,
    I'm using a 32b 12.04 LTS on a Dell Inspiron N5010.

    I am using 2 monitors, and whenever i switch workspaces, it happens for BOTH monitors.
    i.e. if I am on the upper-left workspace when the...
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    [ubuntu] Disable battery charging on Ubuntu

    Hey, I am running Ubuntu 12.04 32b on a Dell Inspiron N1500 (15R). There is a handy little option on Windows (Dell quickset) that disables battery charging until I unplug it when switched off.
    This...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Use alias names in command

    That sounds great. Can you tell me how to use a function (of which I know next to nothing about) to achieve my goal (like running the python codes above)?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dual booting with a bluetooth keyboard

    Hey, first off: Thanks a lot for this method. It worked fine for me for a long time with my bluettoth headset as well.

    Now, unfortunately I had to delete pairings and re-pair my bluetooth device...
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