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Failed to load module “canberra-gtk-module” [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu Saucy with unity on an Acer C720. I downloaded Software Center from Synaptic and when I type in gksu software-center I get the error, Failed to load module ...
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Backend for python3 module matplotlib

I'm trying to use python3 to plot graphs. The only backend for matplotlib that seems to work is tkAgg (Tkinter), however this looks like it has been designed in the Stone Age. So I was trying to find ...
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Preserving GTK theme with gksudo

I have a computer with two (non simultaneous) users who are both in the sudo group. Is there a way to preserve the user's GTK theme with gksudo, for instance when running the update manager? By ...
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Gtk-Message: Failed to load module “unity-gtk-module” Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 recently on my computer. After I followed this link to install Adobe pdf reader, ever time I use xdg-open to open a pdf file, there are tons of message showing on my screen: ...
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Eclipse Luna displaying regular scrollbars instead of overlay scrollbars - how to change?

I've recently switched to using the new Eclipse Luna, but for some reason it stopped displaying the overlay scrollbars, and now shows the regular ones that are in e.g. Firefox. Kepler had them. Since ...
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[Kubuntu 14.04][Eclipse] ADT crashes at button OK from Project properties

Since i upgraded to kubuntu 14.04, my Eclipse crashes at different situations. Mostly i can "simulate" it when going to project properties and press ok. Then it always crashes. My system: ...
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Delete Line GTK Keybinding

How do I bind a key combination (alt-backspace) to delete the current line of text? For example, bind "<alt>Left" { "move-cursor" (display-line-ends, -1, 0) }; in gtk-keys.css moves the cursor ...
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Kde uses Gnome notification system instead of knotify

I tried to install kubuntu-active on the Kubuntu Trusty and it failed to start. So, I removed it and many packages has "active" in it name related to KDE Active. KDE runs ok now but one issue: It uses ...
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Which .css theme file changes the buttons on top of nautilus?

This is what I am talking about: I'm making a theme and I don't know what I should be looking for, but I think it is somewhere in the gtk.css file. Edit: I know its in the gtk-widgets.css file, ...
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Skype doesn't work anymore

Today I got an update to Skype 4.3. I was really happy to see that and I immediately update it from 4.2 through software update program (default in Ubuntu). After the update I tried to start Skype but ...
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How to stop gedit (and other programs) from outputting GTK warnings and the like in my terminal?

I am running awesome on trusty after having upgraded from raring. My desktop environment intentionally does not have all the Gnome / Freedesktop daemons running—I don't want them. When I execute ...
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How to get the gtk-config script in Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to build avscan 5.1.1 (http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Security/AVScan-3636.shtml, project page is down, doesn't seem to be maintained any longer, but this should not be an issue and rather be ...
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How to enable global menubar for gtk apps on kubuntu 14.04

I am used to having the global menubar (i.e. app menus are not shown in the app window but in the top panel). In Kubuntu 12.04 this worked very well, however upon installing Kubuntu 14.04 the menubar ...
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how to approach legibility problem of light text in dark GTK theme

I'm working on a dark GTK theme for Ubuntu. This largely is going well, but I am not sure how to deal with certain scenarios such as instances of programs with a light colour scheme. A representative ...
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gtk header files libgtk2.0-dev package paths broken by install directory hierarchy

Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop I installed the gtk 2.0 dev package using apt-get. I see the header files in /usr/include are inside a directory gtk-2.0 (/usr/include/gtk-2.0) instead of the root include ...
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How do you update GTK+ and/or Gnome on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I found a theme that I wish to run, and it says that is is meant to run on Gnome 3.12. It says "Important note: This theme is designed for Gnome 3.12. May or may not work with other versions of ...
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GTK: Warning cannot display

I just upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 and I am experiencing problems with my dependencies as follows sudo apt-get install gives You might want to run apt-get -f install to correct these. The ...
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Updating from 12.04 to 14.04 - Autolaunch error: X11 initialization failed

I'm attempting to upgrade my work machine from 12.04 to 14.04, but having issues. sudo update-manager -d: ** (update-manager:20416): WARNING **: Command line `dbus-launch ...
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About is not working in My Ubuntu App for desktop

I have developed the same app "mybrowser" told by Jono Bacon in his tutorial. But when I want to see About it is throwing the following error: Gtk.Window.__init__(self, type=type, **kwds) ...
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Restore qt integration after removing KDE

Restore GTK integration after removing KDE; this shows how to remove the kde-theme for gtk, and now I want to do the same for qt-applications. I have tried qt4-qtconfig, and it does not work. Here is ...
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Theme gnome panel handles in flashback session

I'm using the the gnome flashback session (metacity) in Ubuntu 14.04. The default theme is the ambient theme. If you set a gnome panel to not expand, the handles are looking ugly: How can I ...
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How to reset some packages in ubuntu 14.04

I was trying to install gnome-photos on my ubuntu 14.04 As a dependency package I installed gtk+-3.0 on my ubuntu (It is not available through synaptic or through default repos so I downloaded source ...
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Python GTK: How to stop a function from happening if a checkbox is checked

In my program I have one of those annoying popups that alerts the user to go check the settings. I have a checkbox that if checked, is supposed to never show the popup again. I have no idea how to do ...
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How to disable GTK+ 3.12 client side decorations?

I've updated my Ubuntu 14.04 with GNOME/GTK 3.12 (because I want to test drive GNOME and play with some recent GNOME applications), but as a result, all GNOME application now use client side ...
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White text on some system windows

I get white text on most windows, (it switches to its regular color when the said window loses focus). I'm using a windows dual boot xubuntu 12.04 with xfce, xfwm, and a GTK theme 'zukiwi'. Can ...
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When reading a text file, how to get rid of “\n” when extracted in python [closed]

I am writing a program where you have to extract bits of text from a text file. The specific bit of text is the save directory where I would like to save the files produced by my program. Here is my ...
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How to block certain characters from a string in Python [closed]

I am writing a program that takes the text written in a text document called datafile.txt, then prints what is in the file. The text that is in the file is is "Hello World", but the text that prints ...
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Python: How can I store a variable changed by the user? [closed]

I am writing a program where basically you type information, and the information is saved in a text file. The program has to know where to save that specific text file. I have added a menu button that ...
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Python: How to have to change a variable once, and never change it again [closed]

flub = raw_input("Where would you like your save directory to be?) SaveDir = flub Hello ubuntu, I am writing a python program. My question is, how can I make it so a raw_input asks me a question ...
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How to convert a .glade file to a .py file

I have been using gtk a lot to make my python programs have a graphical interface, and it's pretty awesome. I recently discovered Glade which is a hassle-free way of making a GUI for your programs. I ...
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gtk changes all ss to ß gtk themes not saved on restart

I am using Kubuntu 14.04 and have the following problem: All GTK apps (thunderbird, Polly, Gimp and so on are changing all ss to ß) locale is de_DE this happens in all Menus lists and so on. Is ...
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Consistency of GTK2 toolbars with GTK3

One of the reasons why I don't like Ubuntu's default theme Ambiance is the unacceptable inconsistency between GTK2 and GTK3 toolbars as seen in LibreOffice and Chromium/Chrome web browser. This is ...
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how to change title bar color in gnome flashback compiz Radiance theme in 14.04

I'm using the gnome-flashback session (with compiz) in Ubuntu 14.04, and I mostly like the Radiance theme. However, the title bar only changes subtly between the focused window and the unfocused ...
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Always show menu in LibreOffice

I'd like to always see the application menu, but by default that's hidden until I mouse onto the top line of the screen. Perhaps this is aesthetically pleasing, but it sucks in terms of usability. I ...
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Could not open X display, XDG_Runtime_DIR Error:

Output from terminal from where i tried to run nautilus and read an external drive. Also, i got a terminal window before logging in that system is running under log graphics mode, i will have to login ...
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ImportError: cannot import name Gdl from gi.repository

Trying to import the Gnome Docking Library I get the exception: ERROR:root:Could not find any typelib for Gdl ... from gi.repository import Gtk, Gdk, Gdl ImportError: cannot import name Gdl
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Unable to re-size cursor on 14.04

I have a computer running Ubuntu 14.04 using Unity. I have 3 monitors, 2 externals and a internal. All are 1080p (so the same resolution). I am unable to resize my mouse cursor to be larger. I have ...
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How to enable mnemonics in 12.04 and/or 14.04 GTK3?

Word on the street is that "gtk-enable-mnemonics" has been deprecated since version 3.10, and I am not at all sure how to get my application to display mnemonics. They will only display if I press ...
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weird font size setting in different apps and random places

ever since the update from 13.10 to 14.04 i have a font-size issue. for example. With Evolution email the email will show in extremely large font-size (~18px) while the folders and menu's are ...
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how to find system parts version numbers?

LibreOffice help recommends me to install a higher version of LibreOffice than I can get from the Ubuntu Software Center. I can do it by direct installing from *.deb files. I know most of required ...
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winpdb GUI not running

I installed winpdb ( a python debugger ) . When I tried to run it's GUI version it showed this error wxPython was not found. wxPython 2.6 or higher is required to run the winpdb GUI. wxPython is the ...
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Unable to build GTK+ 3

I am getting started with open source contributions and need to make-build the gnome-calculator. I recently downloaded gnome 3 (ubuntu) and need to build the gnome-calculator which needs gtk+3. I ...
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GTK module can only sometimes be found

When I try to install VMWare Workstation on Ubuntu 14.04 I get the following warnings: (vmware-installer.py): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "murrine" Gtk-Message: ...
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How to change pgadmin3 theme

Currently I'm using Ambiance-Dark theme, pgadmin look very bad when using this theme (and maybe other dark theme). How to change pgadmin3 theme?
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How to set font for GTK applications on Kubuntu 14.04?

I am trying to use the same font in Kubuntu 14.04 both for native KDE apps and for GTK apps. If I use the GTK entry on System Preferences to set up the font, I see the following problems: 1: Only ...
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Rounded Window Corners with Themes not Working

I am trying to use themes on Ubuntu (14.04) Unity and I am having some issues with that themes are not looking like they are supposed to look. Here is a screenshot: Notice that the top bar of the ...
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Font rendering problems with QT applications in Xubuntu

I'm currently using Xubuntu 14.04 but the same problem is present in 13.10 and 13.04, and maybe in previous versions. I always install truetype fonts and remove the anti-alias. In all the GTK ...
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Unselect the Gtk TreeSelection when cleraing the TreeStore model

I followed the python-gtk-3-tutorial and implemented a simple file browser using Gtk TreeView. It works pretty well, but but my problem is, that by the time of the initialization the first item in the ...
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Ubuntu, gtk 3.10.8, not able to visualize a menubar made by Glade

My problem is that I've drawn a UI with Glade, but the menubar doesn't want to be drawn. Here is the xml, just a sample: please try to check out the properties. It is a very simple menubar but I ...
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Numix removes borders and colors in unity launcher

I recently re-installed ubuntu 14.04, when i installed the numix gtk theme, the borders of all the icons in the unity launcher dissapeared along with the colors, i tried relogging, re-applying the ...