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    Home folder and other annoying things

    Hi guys!

    I'm using the 10.04 for a couple of years now with wi-fi, without problem, but we got a new wireless router, and since than I can not connect to the internet. I upgraded to 12.04, wi-fi worked, but it's really slow on my eeePC, and I did not like it generally, so went back to 10.04.
    I found treads with the problem dating back 2010, but I couldn't fix it.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...highlight=wifi

    I have problem with Step 2, I don't have the right to extract or copy anything to Home folder...
    I know it sounds stupid, it feels like it, but I'm about to give up. Please help!

    Thanks!

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    Re: Home folder and other annoying things

    Hi marrs101.

    Could you post the result of this command?
    Code:
    ls -ld ~
    Regards.

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    Re: Home folder and other annoying things

    marrs@marrs101:~$ ls -ld ~
    drwxr-xr-x 36 marrs marrs 4096 2012-04-21 22:07 /home/marrs
    marrs@marrs101:~$

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    Re: Home folder and other annoying things

    That looks OK. You have both write and read permissions to your home directory.

    Could you tell us more detail about the file you downloaded and the error you are getting?

    Regards.

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    Re: Home folder and other annoying things

    To me it looks like the upgraded driver, this is the name of the file:

    2010_07_16_RT2860_Linux_STA_v2.4.0.0.tar.bz2

    I have changed the name to .tar, by deleting the .bz2 as it was in the instructions, than I got this:

    Extraction not performed

    You don't have the right permissions to extract archives in the folder "file:///home"

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    Re: Home folder and other annoying things

    Try putting back the name as it was and run this:
    Code:
    tar xvjf 2010_07_16_RT2860_Linux_STA_v2.4.0.0.tar.bz2
    Tell us how it goes.
    Regards.

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    Re: Home folder and other annoying things

    marrs@marrs101:~$ tar xvjf 2010_07_16_RT2860_Linux_STA_v2.4.0.0.tar.bz2
    tar: 2010_07_16_RT2860_Linux_STA_v2.4.0.0.tar.bz2: Cannot open: No such file or directory
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
    tar: Child returned status 2
    tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors
    marrs@marrs101:~$

    To which folder I should copy the file?

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    Re: Home folder and other annoying things

    Quote Originally Posted by marrs101 View Post
    Cannot open: No such file or directory
    Probably a typo, or is in the Download directory.

    Try to use tab completion. after the command and options start writing the name of the file, and press tab so the shell complete the name.

    Regards.

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    Re: Home folder and other annoying things

    Well, it is in the Download...

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    Re: Home folder and other annoying things

    Then, go to that directory:
    Code:
    cd Downloads
    Make sure it is there by listing your files:
    Code:
    ls
    And then unpack it there. Where is says <tab> press your 'tab' key.
    Code:
    tar xvjf 2010<tab>
    Tell us how it goes.
    Regards.

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