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Start application in the background on GNOME

Is there a way to avoid bringing an application to the front when opening it? I'm launching an app several times trough a terminal window (running a custom c++ program) and it keeps popping up when ...
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What languages used to for Linux OS?

What programming languages used to make/create Linux Operating Systems OS
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LTS vs non LTS which is more suitable to me? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu I want to know which is more suitable to me? I want to use if for web design and hosting and for programming
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What programming languages should I learn to become an Ubuntu developer? [closed]

Although I have used NetBeans once for a project, what languages do I need to learn to become a full-fledged Ubuntu developer? My project in NetBeans (Java only) was to design a calculator ...
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Controlling a loop and saving the output for each event

How can I control a loop and read live feed from a usb port and save each of the output when the usb is inserted or removed. I know the code below can be improved, please assist. #!/bin/bash ...
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Programmatically Present Windows (Invoke Window Picker) in Compiz

Is there a bash command to invoke what Super+W does in Ubuntu?
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How to reliably block package version from update?

I built and installed my own version of package tora with Oracle InstantClient support using this guide. It has the same version as the package available from standart Ubuntu repository so Synaptic ...
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JAVA program run problem

I have install java in my computer. when i doing compile java program it is successfully done but when i try to run program it show error like Exception in thread "main" ...
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routine program in ubuntu

I am trying to write a routine of my studies of next month. For that I want to write a timed schedule. That is a timed program that will tell me everytime I turn on my laptop which topics should I ...
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how to get the address with /proc/kallsyms

cat /proc/kallsyms | grep "\ doexecve$" i run this command in ubuntu 13.04 in virtual box in order to get address. However, no result. How to get the address for kprobe debug
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How to indicatorize a systray-only app?

I just realized that under 13.04 it isn't possible any more to add applications which are using the systray to a whitelist. I found the suggestion of downloading a patched version of Unity but I'd ...
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Why am I getting compile time errors in this C++ program?

I am new to Ubuntu and its terminal. I am trying to code C++ using nano something.cpp a general "Hello World" program at first. First I got some error about iostream.h and cout not recognised. I ...
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Is Mono installed in 13.04?

I am learning to program in Visual Basic .NET at school, and am using Visual Studio Express. My teacher said that I can download Mono to practise programming at home, and as my exam is soon, I want ...
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How to start programming for this app in ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I want to create one application in ubuntu which should run in the background. It needs to be informed when the focussed window changes. Basically I need to run a callback function in my application ...
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Python - NameError: global name 'plus' is not defined

So I am creating a program using shelve and I keep getting this error message. I can not for the life of me figure it out and google hasn't been much help. Is this a problem with Ubuntu/Python working ...
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Ubuntu stores variables in the wrong order

So I had this exercise in my class where I had to tell which of the two addresses is bigger when I create two char's in a main function. Because local variables are stored in the stack that starts ...
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How to add more languages docs to Devhelp? (Java etc)

I was wondering if there is a way to add more languages (such as Java, C, C++ etc) to Devhelp. I know that there is a software named zeal, but Dev help seems to be more mature. By the way, I'm on ...
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How to compile and run a COBOL program?

Can anybody explain me how to compile and run a COBOL program in Ubuntu? I have never written any program in Ubuntu. Please, give me a simple program to compile and run.
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Additional source directories using Geany

I'm using Geany in Ubuntu as an IDE for a C++ Project, and I want to use some external libraries (from Webots). However, I don't find the option to specify additional library paths (as one can find in ...
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C++ Compiler Program IDE [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my old laptop and I want to start working on it. Is there any program like Visual Studio for Ubuntu 12.10?
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pygi how to toggle button without running function

I'm writing this application using quickly. I'm looking for a way to toggle button without running function which is connected to this button. def on_button_text_italic_toggled(self, widget): ...
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Quickly doesn't import Glib

I'm having a little problem with Quickly. It won't import Glib, as I am relatively new to programming, with only a few weeks of coding under my belt, I've decided to try using Quickly following the ...
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Ubuntu is mostly written in C#?

On Ohloh, Ubuntu is reported as "mostly written in C#", and indeed if we go to the Ubuntu's languages summary we see that C# has the most LOCs, accounting approx. 20% from the code base. If the ...
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warning messages while compiling c program using gcc [closed]

I am new to linux. I use gcc (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.6.3-1ubuntu5) 4.6.3 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. When I compiled the c program using pointer, I got the -Wformat warning as shown below. But if I execute a.out ...
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What Programming Language Would Be Best For Ubuntu Programming? [closed]

Hi I've recently switched from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 12.10 and love the OS. However I have had trouble deciding which programming Language would be the all-around best for Ubuntu programming. I have no ...
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Bash comparison and expression operators

I'm new to bash programming. I've read two good, long guides, but they made a mess in my head about operators and keywords. Which are more commonly and widely used? I don't know when to use which ...
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Can I make my QT GUI programs run after completely removing unity desktop?

Can I make my QT GUI programs run after completely removing unity desktop? I am building a desktop environment on QT. How can I run my program without unity.
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Building webkit from source

I tried to install the webkit applicaion from sources using this manual: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WebKit When I type: ./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr the following error occurs: checking for ...
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curl/types.h file or directory not found [duplicate]

I have a cpp code to compile but while compiling it is showing the error of curl/types.h file or directory not found, compilation error, fatal error. I am using ubuntu 12.10. please help me to fix ...
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Cannot compile java code [Unicode Byte Order Mark 65279]

I wrote a simple Java program with the gedit text editor. public class Example{ public static void main (String args []) { System.out.println("hi yaar"); } } When I tried to ...
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How can I run a single C source code on code:block or in geany?

I am new in Ubuntu. Now I am using ubuntu 12.04(lts). I want to run my C programming code (.c/.cpp). But I dont know how to compile and run code in ubuntu. SO i need help. Please tell me How can I run ...
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What GUI library does geary use?

I am thinking of starting a small side project and developing a piece of software. I would like to base it's design on Geary, which I like very much. Which GUI library can I use to achieve this? ...
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Installing google Go in Ubuntu [duplicate]

Can Google Go be installed on Ubuntu? I want start to test these tools and it will be great if I could. Thanks in advance.
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How to build an operating system that is built on top of Ubuntu [duplicate]

Hey I'd like to build my own operating system (really just the Ubuntu distro as I know the task is difficult) But what I mean by this is I wish to build atop of the Ubuntu operating system as like ...
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What is the maximum allowed files open?

Is 1048577 the limit of open files in Ubuntu? If I try the following code it works. However, if I change the value to 1048578 the setrlimit function will return the code 1 and errno will be set to 1 ...
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PyGTK changing theme for popup menu

I spent few hours searching on google and I gave up now... I need to change background for popup menu in my app. It set to whatever system default theme is... and I need this to be set to Radiance ...
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Programmer AND student on Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm currently set up with a Windows 7 PC for work, with notepad++ and Sublime Text 2, and a XAMPP server. I'm also using the PC for studying. I'm considering switching to Ubuntu, but I wanna make ...
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pygtk inline toolbar background

as in topic I need your help with inline toolbar for my app. I'll need this background bar to be expanded to the end of the widget while buttons remains on the left, as it is in keyboard layout ...
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What is the best Fortran 77 IDE?

I use Ubuntu 12.04. I need to do some coding with Fortran 77. I have'nt found any IDE for Fortran 77. What is the solution?
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Can't get iconify() and deiconify() to work properly

I'm writing app for Ubuntu with C++ and Gtkmm. In my app i use libappindicator to show icon with simple menu in notification area. Icon and menu works ok, i can minimize window to panel (using ...
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How to add buttons in Glade and resize

Trying to create the framework for a calculator. I add the window I add the vbox using 2 boxes. 1 for the display, the other for the buttons When I add 1 button it fills the entire panel and I can't ...
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Further information on the Ubuntu Phone SDK [closed]

We saw many threads on the Ubuntu User Interface Toolkit that will be available for the Ubuntu Phone application development (see this thread for example). But there seems to be no information about ...
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Is there any ubuntu API?

in Windows, a programmer can use Windows API to write a Windows application. Windows API can be used with C (not necessarily C++). In Windows API you have a message loop and you have to program ...
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Need more information about API for 'Ubuntu for Phones' [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I start developing applications for Ubuntu mobile? I would like to develop a app on Ubuntu for Phones. I have already developed apps on iPhone and Android. Could ...
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Run program from a shell script but behave as one process only?

Is there a way I can execute an application from a shell script but not create another process. I want it to look like one process only. It doesn't matter whether my shell script is replaced by a new ...
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What's the best approach in migrating currently C# and VB.net (Windows) developed applications?

I would like to start to "translate" my Windows applications to Ubuntu users. These are mainly CRMs or CRM related programs written in VB.net and C#. What would be the best language and IDE for these ...
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How to add in-app advertising?

I'd like to code something cool for the ubuntu software center. I'll release my app for free, but I'd like to add some in-app advertising. Is it possible ? how can I do that ? is it hard ? Thanks to ...
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Is it possible for emacs to appear on right side of the desktop area when invoking it from the command line?

My standard programming mode is to have a bash shell open on the left side of my desktop and to have emacs open on the right side. However, when I type emacs "filename" in to my shell, it comes up on ...
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what is use of get_HZ()

please tell me what is the use of get_HZ() system call. Any link for its documentation?? I tried to search for this in google but could not get the usage of this function Thanks, Vivek
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Blogengine.NET on mono

I'd like to set up the new 2.7 Blogengine on Mono using Ubuntu, but I experience issues with it. It has support for mono because there is another project called Blogengine.Web on Codeplex which is ...