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How to develop android apps in eclipse with gstreamer?

is there a good and clear tutorial to make install eclipe with andoid and gstreamer developpement in ubuntu 12.04? when I import the tutorial, that an error "gstreamer can not be resolved " with the ...
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Restrict ap-hotspot to connect to a fixed number of devices or only to known devices

I use ap-hotspot (http://www.webupd8.org/2013/06/how-to-set-up-wireless-hotspot-access.html) to share LAN connection on my Ubuntu PC to my Android mobile. I want to know if I can restrict the ...
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getting rid of dialog box when android phone connected

Since upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04, whenever I connect my Android Galaxy SII to my laptop via USB to charge, I get a dialog box that says Unable to mount SAMSUNG Android Unable to open MTP ...
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Can Ubuntu for tablets run Java applets?

Can Ubuntu for tablets run JAVA applets in browser? My bank has netbanking build in Java and I need to use it on my android tablet which does not support Java browser applets. Don't have experience ...
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How to receive texts in Ubuntu desktop

I would like to receive and send texts on Ubuntu desktop. I would be preferable to receive them via pidgin, and also when my phone is not present. I do not have bluetooth. It is a google voice ...
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enabling ccache in ubuntu for android development

http://source.android.com/source/initializing.html#choosing-a-branch following the instruction, I installed ccache and edited .bashrc with export USE_CCACHE=1 but when I start a build, and typed ...
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ADT Bundle's Menus Does Not Open on 13.10

I download Android Bundle 64bit to my 64bit Ubuntu 13.10. Installation was correct. Bundle opens properly but when I try to use top menus of Eclipse they don't open. How I can solve this problem?
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Is it possible to shrink/enlarge/edit Ubuntu partition/filesystem on a Nexus4 dual boot system?

I have just installed Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 4 device, using this procedure, in dual boot mode (Android 4.4.2 + U.Touch). Then I was trying to install some packages (prerequisites for another ...
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ssh dynamic socks server running in the system is not accessible from outside

I have an infrastructure hotspot setup on my Ubuntu machine using ap-hotspot. I connect to this hotspot from my Android phone and am able to access the internet through this. Now, I have a ssh ...
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Trying to share internet on non-AdHoc WiFi, not working

The usual situation: Android phones don't like ad-hoc networks, so I'm trying to make Ubuntu act as hotspot with a non-ad-hoc network instead. I'm on a fresh install of whatever version of Ubuntu the ...
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How to use an android phone as computer speaker

Is there a way to use a plugged in android device as usb computer speaker?
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Samba File Sharing over Wan

How do I get access to smb over wan. I can access the server over lan. I've forward port 445, but when I try to connect, the connection times out. I am using Ubuntu Desktop 13.10 as the server and ...
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'Android SDK missing' error when trying to install Titanium

I'm trying to install Titanium on my Ubuntu 13.10. But I can't setup Android SDK. It always show an Error like An Android SDK is missing. Titanium requires Android platform: 2.3.3 or above. I have ...
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how to use internet of PC(PC is connected to internet through wifi) to android deivice?

the problem is my PC connected to internet through college wifi,so i cannot create wifi hotspot in PC to connect with the mobile,i found some results related to that ? by bluetooth (blueman bluetooth ...
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Nexus 7 Desktop Raring Killed on Update

So my formerly awesome desktop Raring multiboot partition on my Nexus 7 was just killed during an update from the official ARM repos... Everything seemed to work fine but on reboot I get the ...
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See Byobu Screens using ConnectBot

I use ConnectBot sometimes to connect to my ubuntu machine, and that works fine, however it just comes up with a standard shell, not my byobu screens that I get when I connect to it using another ...
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Installing Lubuntu on to Android tablet and switching os in between

I would like to install Lubuntu onto my tablet, as it seems more lightweight than ubuntu. However, it seems there are only images for Windows/ Mac? For Android devices, what image shall I download? ...
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How to port Ubuntu Touch application to Android?

I'm a newbie developer and I've developed some application in Ubuntu SDK so that I can use in my ubuntu phone or desktop. But is there any way that I can port my Ubuntu Touch application to Android so ...
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Google authenticator for Galaxy Nexus with Ubuntu Touch

I'm en route to try and install ubuntu touch on my galaxy nexus (GSM-i9250). Since I'm using the google authenticator app in order to access my google account, I'm afraid that I'll be locked out of my ...
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How do I transfer .db files from android phones to ubuntu system?

How do I transfer .db files from android phones to ubuntu system? I have created a application which stores data in sqlite. Now I have to view that .db file in the system.
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Ubuntu Touch wont boot after install

Ubuntu Touch wont boot after install on Nexus 7. It starts and then reboots and goes back to google screen. I don't get any errors but it just wont load. I am using multirom and android 4.3
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Installing the Touch Preview on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0). I have never liked the Android OS or the tablet in general, and wanted to try out Ubuntu Touch. I have done multiple searches on the internet to try to figure out ...
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connected my phone to ubuntu, all my files on external SD card are now gone

I just updated my ubuntu to the latest version, 13.04, and I wanted to transfer some files to my Galaxy s2 (i9100). I have had problem earlier which included slow transfer speed and I got 4 dialog ...
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Is it possible to install ubuntu os on sony xperia x10 mini pro? If possible, how to do it?

Is it possible to install Ubuntu os on sony Xperia x10 mini pro? If possible, how to do it? Interested versions of Ubuntu touch and Ubuntu 13.04 or 12.04 but it is a last resort. Is the SD card is ...
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Input/Ouput Error

Tried to search a solution, but this issue is common but it can be very specific too. this is what I'm getting. rskyline@rskyline-desktop:/media/Datos/Android/CyanogenMod$ make clobber ...
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wifi on Ubuntu 13.04 for nexus 4 on Sony Vaio laptop with Kernel driver in use iwl4965

I just recently purchased a Nexus 4 phone. I already have an iPhone and the same is working perfectly with my Ubuntu 13.04 wifi hotspot created on Sony Vaio laptop. On searching a lot I found that ...
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using boot manager app to multi boot ubuntu touch in android

I am trying to boot ubuntu touch on android using boot manager app by init winit app.Have anybody tried booting Ubuntu touch using bbootmanager app in android? any help/tutorial on it?
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Which is the best Ubuntu version for android development?

I have to decide the best suitable version of Ubuntu for android development.As per the research what I have done, 10.04 has been a stable version of Ubuntu; but since the support has been ended from ...
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Networking with Android 4.2

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 I have a folder Movies that I have shared by using the right click option. When I go to my TV which is running Tronsmart RK3188 Andriod 4.2 I see my PC and the folder which I ...
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Viewing phone camera pictures from Galaxy Nexus Smartphone

I am having problems viewing photos taken with my Galaxy Nexus phone. I am able to view other phone pics in Ubuntu 13.04 easily, but this unit will not display them. It will display them in a ...
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adb devices shows no connected devices, but phone shows up via dmesg and lsusb

I'm trying to root my Motorola Photon Q (XT897) but I cannot see it via adb no matter what. USB Debugging is turned on. Here is my 51-android.rules SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="22b8", ...
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How can I share the internet connection via Wi-Fi Direct?

Android doesn't support ad-hoc wireless connections, but it does support a technology I'm not familiar with called Wi-Fi Direct: How can I use this to access my Ubuntu laptop's internet connection? ...
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Ubuntu One / Android - How to sync a file daily?

Is there a way to have Ubuntu One for Android Auto sync a text file I leave on my phone? In /media/u1/Ubuntu One/ on my phone, i have a text file with notes I study. I update it everyday. How do I ...
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Provide Gnome online account

I am thinking about writing an Android-Gnome SMS utility. The cleanest way to do that seems to be by providing an online service that syncs with android and can be added as "online-account" in Gnome3. ...
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instead of writing patches . . . why not just convert dll files from windows and android driver?

here's a great question that i have been DYING to know. . . . . why are we waiting for "patches" when we could possibly just convert the .dll files from a windows and or extension files from android ...
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Unable To Run Cordova Platform add android on Ubuntu 14.04

I tried running both cordova platform add android and sudo cordova platform add android and I get the below error: sudo cordova platform add android Creating android project... ...
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Unable to mount LG optimus L5 as USB

I have upgraded to ubuntu 14.04.1 (amd64) last week on my acer aspire E1-571. I plugged the phone (LG optimus L5)and it was mounted as a usb massive storage. Few days later, I installed by error an ...
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Need help logging in at greeter using a wireless remote/device

I'm running Tahr (Desktop) on a Brix S as a small pseudo server/HTPC (mainly to save costs and space). The box sits under my TV and I'm trying to set it up so that my wife and I can control the box ...
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Unable to mount device

Im trying to install a version of ubuntu onto my vtab1008 mainly to see what it can do. ive been following this guide ...
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“Unknown platforms” when running phonegap on a nexus 5

I'm trying to run a test phonegap application on my nexus 5. (Ubuntu 14.04 is my system OS). I'm running this to get my device id: adb devices which outputs: List of devices attached ...
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file transfer between lenovo A328 kitkat and ubuntu 12.04?

I have a Lenovo A328 smartphone with Android 4.4 (Kitkat). When I connect that device to ubuntu 12.04 pc it does not detect the device. it detects device when connected as camera (I have no sd storage ...
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“No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.” , error occures while building android source code

I have downloaded Android kitkat source code(android-4.4.1_r1) from Git repository. Then I set required initial setup environment. And then try to build android source code. I did this entire ...
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ELI5 - Used Android SDK to install platform tools but couldn't run adb until after apt-get - why?

Tried to apt-get to install adb and it couldn't locate the package. So I downloaded the SDK from the Android Developer site and used it to install the platform tools. From within the platform tools ...
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Genymotion doesn't shows virtual device that was added when I start it

Recently I installed oracle virtual-box on my ubuntu 14.10 as I wanted to run a android emulator Genymotion on it.I installed Genymotion and added a MOTO-X 4.4.4 virtual device to it intially. ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 gets stuck in a loop and keeps trying to re-mount smartphones

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 on a Lenovo Ideapad y410p. I have a pretty fresh install, less than a week old. Fully up to date. At first I was just having this issue with Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 4, I ...
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Problem in android-studio

I have installed android-studio.While installing the set up wizard I found two issues 1.ADB server stopped working 2.Unable to create AVD Then also I have installed it by selecting finish. When I ...
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Accessing the internal HD on a Samsung Gravity with broken screen

the screen on my old Samsung Gravity is broken and not responding, but the phone itself is working. My Ubuntu laptop (14.04 LTS) does not detect the phone when I plug in via USB. I just want to copy ...
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bash script: netcat output not occur and not identified

I want to create partition image of a rooted Android Smart Phone. In a terminal I can do it as below. Session 0: adb forward tcp:31337 tcp:31337 Session 1: adb shell su :/# dd if= bs=4096 | nc -l ...
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installing android data recovery on ubuntu

how to install android data recovery on ubuntu? I visited several websites but they only provide windows and mac dowmloads I did factory reset on my android device. Even after syncing fb, twitter and ...
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LinConnect failure to install

When I ran the commands from github (as per http://www.techrepublic.com/article/get-android-notifications-on-your-linux-desktop/ ) on Lubuntu 12.04.1, I got this before the install stopped: ...