Ubuntu :: Gnumeric Argues \ Opened It And Then Get A Dialog Warning Me The File Already Exists?

Dec 22, 2010

Whenever I edit a spreadsheet in Gnumeric, I have to have an argument about saving the edited version. First, it says it wants to save it in Gnumeric's XML format instead of whatever format I opened it in, and then I get a dialog warning me the file already exists,is it OK to overwrite it? All my spreadsheets are either .odt or .csv. I just want to be able to open, edit and save without an argument every time. It's like telling a child that it's bed time and having the same argument every night, and it's getting on my nerves.Is there a setting where I can get gnumeric to obediently save the edited version, or do I just have to put up with the slower opening times of LibreOffice instead?

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Ubuntu Security :: Warning: The File '/usr/sbin/unhide-linux26' Exists On The System

Apr 4, 2010

I am still probably of the windows mindset when it comes to security. I ran rootkit this morning and received the following error messages;

[09:43:49] /usr/sbin/unhide [ Warning ]
[09:43:49] Warning: The file '/usr/sbin/unhide' exists on the system, but it is not present in the rkhunter.dat file.
09:43:49] /usr/sbin/unhide-linux26 [ Warning ]


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Jun 18, 2010

Upgraded my 11.2 system to 11.3 today. Can't login anymore using gdm or xdm login window. The password prompt is displayed but no chars are echoed in the password field. when you click Login, it displays "Authentication failure" in the window. The logged messages in the /var/log/messages for the gdm-greeter are:

gdm-simple-greeter: GLib-GObject-WARNING: gsignal.c:2273: signal 'dialog-hidden' is invalid for instance '0x81299b8'
gdm-simple-greeter: Gtk-WARNING: gtkwidget.c:5628: widget not within a GtkWindow
gdm-session-worker: gkr-pam: couldn't get the password from user: Conversation error
gdm-session-worker: pam_unix2(gdm:auth): conversation failed

Note that I can login at init level 3 as root of the user I"m attempting to login with in the gdm window.

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May 27, 2011

I installed Debian stable and I see these errors in the xsession error file

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Dec 7, 2009

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The code of xlr2.php:

When I open the page, I get the message to choose a file with the file-dialog box and the notice as:

Notice: Undefined index: action in /var/www/html/xlr/xlr2.php on line 10

Default Action:

Choose a file to Load into MySQL:

Why so? I am selecting file from ("/home/lx/myDocuments/tech/excel/smslist.xls"), but the warning says that [failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /var/www/html/xlr/xlr2.php on line 33]. A different directory than I selected.

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Jul 20, 2011

Is there any method to get the file descriptor of a file which is already opened by some other process?

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Feb 22, 2011

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Ubuntu :: ZIP File Cannot Be Opened As Archive

Jun 20, 2011

I'm not 100% sure if this is the right spot for it, but I'm having trouble unzipping files. I've downloaded a good few fonts from dafont.com, from different authors and with different browsers and I still get errors. First I opened the .zip with Archive Manager

7-Zip 9.04 beta Copyright (c) 1999-2009 Igor Pavlov 2009-05-30
p7zip Version 9.04 (locale=en_ZA.utf8,Utf16=on,HugeFiles=on,2 CPUs)
Error: /media/42E6F8E2366C0906/Fonts/panhead.zip: Can not open file as archive
Errors: 1

I then tried
ross@Ross-PC:~$ unzip /media/42E6F8E2366C0906/Fonts/panhead.zip
and got this output
Archive: /media/42E6F8E2366C0906/Fonts/panhead.zip
End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on the last disk(s) of this archive.
unzip: Cannot find zipfile directory in one of /media/42E6F8E2366C0906/Fonts/panhead.zip or /media/42E6F8E2366C0906/Fonts/panhead.zip.zip, and cannot find /media/42E6F8E2366C0906/Fonts/panhead.zip.ZIP, period.

I do have p7zip-full installed, but it isn't a .7zip file?

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Jun 6, 2010

I want to create a file in the /root directory and then make sure it exists. The following code keeps telling me that the file doesn't exist even though it does.

echo -e "username=someusername
passwordsomepassword" | sudo tee /root/.credentials
if [ -e /root/.credentials ]; then
echo "File exists!"


[Edit] Added second double quotation mark at the end of "somepassword"

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Jun 21, 2010

1)I had download one hello.c for start working for Device drivers , and compile it . . I am using linux kernel 2.6.xx getting this error :

Error : linux / module.h file donesnot exists .

2) ad build the kernel and still getting the same error .

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Jun 5, 2011

-The Mkv video file cannot be opened by the Mplayer due to something that I don't know. I try to open it via the gnome-terminal and end up with something like this:

The, I try to play it with VLC media player. Everthing seems fine but after few minutes, I can see the lagging of the video and distractions on the screen.

Then, I've open my Windows 7 and play the mkv files with the KMplayer, everything is fine. No lagging, no distractions.

I've already updated the ubuntu-restricted-extras. I've already installed the libxine1-ffmpeg and nothings good appeared.

I've already installed the mkvtoolnix-gui (which is i don't know what is it) but similar prob appear.

how did play mkv files? With no lags or disctractions?

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Feb 20, 2010

I have scenrio where i have to check first whether the files exists or not then count of records should not be equal to zero and file should be of current day not the previous day then only process my next task.There are three files totally.please let me know how to write script to achieve the same.

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Jul 11, 2011

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Jun 9, 2011

Is it possible to set up a udev rule that will check if a file exists on a USB drive?

I've got a few ubuntu servers in environments with some very not-techy peoples. Im hoping to get to the point where I can give them a few USB sticks with scripts on them, and if they plus one of these sticks in it will be mounted in, say, /media/special (rather than /media/usb0..7) and then the script would be run. But if a usb drive without special.sh is inserted, it should be mounted to /media/usb0..7 as normal.

I've been googeling for udev rules, and it seems simple enough to specify a mount point based on brand/model/serialnumber/etc... but i havent been able to find anything about checking for the existance of a file.

Tho the more i think about it, the more im starting to think its not going to be that straight forward. Can udev check for a file on a drive before that drive is mounted? Is it going to be a case of mounting every drive to /media/usb0..7 then having a script run that will check for the file, and if its there change the mount point before running special.sh?

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May 1, 2011

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Sep 10, 2009

we have installed vignette software on the linux box and would like to uninstall it. To uninstall it we need to delete one file named vpd.properties. When we used locate vpd.properties, the file is found in 2 places. But when we used the ls -a in those locations the file is not seen. basically we want to remove that file. If we do rm vpd.properties, this also doesn't work. Also when we used find -H vpd.properties the file is not found. What is wrong here. I am sure the file vpd.properties will be added to file system as part of vignette. Can anyone suggest what could be wrong here.We logged in as root user to remove this file. Installation is done twice using root and vignette user ids. Thats why file is located in 2 places.

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Dec 13, 2010

I have a script that runs each day at 6am and looks for files created within the last day and outputs the text to a file which it emailed to me. Im wanting to change it so that it would say something like "phone system backup complete" or "websense back complete" and say fail if its not there.

Dec 13 02:27 /mnt/ukwcs-net-config/IPT/Backup12-13-10#2-20.tar
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find /mnt/ukwcs-net-config -mtime -1 -ls | egrep '(.dmp|.tar.gz)' > log.txt
find /mnt/ukwcs-net-config -mtime -1 -ls | egrep '(/IPT/)' > logi.txt
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Sep 30, 2010

My dovecot installation crashes after sometime, normally within one day. If I restart the process manually it works again for sometime but eventually it crashes again.


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Dec 10, 2010

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Jan 12, 2010

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Jul 14, 2010

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Or is there any other simple way in Linux to get a standard file dialog somehow (similar to when compiling for Windows you can very easily get its standard file dialog, no matter what version of Windows, in your code, even if your program doesn't use any other Windows GUI at all).

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Dec 5, 2010

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May 7, 2011

When I am opening the synaptic manager its showing the following error:
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E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.
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May 22, 2011

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Jan 17, 2009

I was transferring some files from my laptop (running FC6) to a server at my work (don't know what kind) with "scp -rpC" and it stalled, don't know why.
Now when I try to delete the files from the server so I can start again I get the following error message

rm -r Single_injections/
rm: cannot remove directory `Single_injections/195320/400mA/010': File exists
rm: cannot remove directory `Single_injections/195320/400mA': File exists
rm: cannot remove directory `Single_injections/195320': File exists
rm: cannot remove directory `Single_injections': File exists


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If I shut down nmb manually, everything is fine. I checked the log in /var/log/samba/log.nmbd and it doesn't show any error. As mentioned, this occurs only occasionally, and I have no idea what may be causing this.

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Dec 21, 2010

When I check the status of postfix I get this error..... what does it mean and how do I fix / troubleshoot it?

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Oct 6, 2010

This script that I found online does the job it promises. it does convert the files to mp3 without an issue. What I need to include now is an if statement that says If $file.mp3 exists then delete $file.wav

# name of this script: wav2mp3.sh
# wav to mp3
# Credit to the script creator (Nikesh Jauhari):


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Jun 6, 2009

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