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immortality October 9, 2013 05:23

can't open terminal in downloads folder in 12.04
there is no a selection button for opening terminal when I right click in downloads folder.why?
when I try to get access to downloads folder,its what is shown:

ehsan@Ehsan:~$ cd /
ehsan@Ehsan:/$ cd home
ehsan@Ehsan:/home$ cd downloads
bash: cd: downloads: No such file or directory
ehsan@Ehsan:/home$ cd Downloads
bash: cd: Downloads: No such file or directory

Phicau October 9, 2013 05:47


cd Downloads

or (rough guess)


cd /
cd home/ehsan/Downloads

Rememeber to use tab to autocomplete and ls to see the files and folders.

immortality October 9, 2013 06:03

Hi Pablo,
why there is not terminal in the list when right click in a folder in 12.04 like 11.10 I had before?

Phicau October 9, 2013 06:10

You probably don't have it installed. It is easy to google that:


sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal
nautilus -q

immortality October 9, 2013 06:30

thanks dear Pablo,it resolved,
I have installed 12.04 last night and it has some problems in installing softwares,for example pidgin doesn't install by this error:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:

pidgin: Depends: libxss1 but it is not going to be installed
        Depends: perlapi-5.14.2 but it is a virtual package

how can install dependencies and introduce repositories to Ubuntu?is there a list of suitable repositories?

wyldckat October 19, 2013 15:15

Greetings to all!

OK, I finally figured out what on Earth is going on. The file "/etc/apt/sources.list" has got the following default content:

# /etc/apt/sources.list

deb precise main restricted
deb precise-security main restricted
deb precise-updates main restricted

But this only provides a very limited list of packages.

To get access to all of the ones available to Ubuntu, append to each line "universe multiverse":

# /etc/apt/sources.list

deb precise main restricted universe multiverse
deb precise-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb precise-updates main restricted universe multiverse

Then run:

sudo apt-get update
And you're good to go!

Best regards,

edit: I've added these instructions to the FAQ at

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