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How to use Verilog HDL on Ubuntu?

I tried to begin a small course with some examples in Verilog Hdl and after spending much time searching for the best Simulator or IDE to practice with some examples , I failed to figure out how to ...
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Where does one get the info to run software off of the software center download site?

Like for instance I see a lot of Qt and C++ programs but where is the background info, like getting on IRC and using the kde gui? Is there info in the archives on how to program or am I going to have ...
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Someone tell me why people writing GNU code use { like that?

I saw the rules on how to type code for UNITY project or GNU software in general. Why do they write code in such an ugly form? Is there a particular reason why they don't put brackets the way (from ...
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What Language is unity written in? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I build Unity from source? What Language is Unity written in? Also, where can i get its source code? I have an idea for a windowing enviroment or shell (dont ...
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Learning how to use Python in Ubuntu? [closed]

I've recently installed ubuntu 12.04 on my oldie ThinkPad, along with Python-interpreter idle and obviously Python. I'm looking to learn the basics of this programming language, but I've had no luck ...
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how to find a samba share's gvfs path?

If Nautilus is used to drop a file on a samba share into an app, then the app will see: "SMB://server/share/file" How is the app supposed to detect real, working gvfs path of that file ? different ...
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Learning the base for programming in C [closed]

it's been a while since I think about starting to programming in C and after that to learn programming in C# and I search a lot on google but couldn't find a good guide to start learning base ...
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What part of the update manager do you have sift through for, to avoid errors in one's system?

Are the updates on the update manager all by Ubuntu? What part of the update manager do you have sift through for, to avoid errors in one's system? Thanks.
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DEB installer - Dependency Checks

Using a third-party install generation tool, I created a .deb package for my application. There are several dependencies that are required to be present on user’s Linux OS for my application to run ...
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What is an alternative Linux application for Visual Basic? [closed]

What is an alternative Linux application for Visual Basic?
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C programming on Ubuntu

I have problems related to C programming on Ubuntu 12.04. While compiling C program consisting pow I faced difficulties. Then I searched the Internet and got the solution with -lm. But that's the ...
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How do I make Geany my default editor on Ubuntu?

I actually want to change the default text editor on my Ubuntu 12.04 from nano to Geany. When I used this code: update-alternatives --config editor .. I don't see Geany in the list. So to add ...
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How do I access the windows spread programmatically?

I am doing a project in which my application has the ability to spread, similar to effect of pressing Super+W. I was wondering how it can be done programmatically, preferably using python. Can it be ...
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How to see object code generated by g++?

g++ -c xyz.cpp creates an object file xyz.o But when I open it in vim editor it shows some crazy text... How can I see the machine code? What package can use to open and see that machine code?
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Is there any CLI utility that can convert program written in C to Java? [closed]

Is there any ubuntu program that converts the program written in C to Java. I know there's an utility that can convert awk script to perl script(a2p).
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How do I detect when my system wakes up from suspend via DBus or similar in a python app?

In a background Python script I need to detect, when the system just woke up from suspend. What is a good way that does not rely on a root script but rather on python modules such as DBus? I'm new to ...
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GTK Recent Chooser Menu callback not working

I am currently very puzzled why something so simple fails so hard: This is the source code for a very very simple recent chooser menu, but it fails. My output is this: Display name: ...
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How are the programs in /bin directory compiled into a non-readable format?

I've noticed that most of my commands/programs in the /bin directory are compiled. I wish to duplicate this non-readable code format myself. Can someone tell me why and/or how these programs get this ...
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What version of C++ does 12.04 use?

If anybody knows or has a way for me to check it would be much appreciated. Isn't there a certain version of C++ that you need to use with the gcc? Sorry, I don't know much about programming, but I ...
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I wrote a Python/QT app that downloads files. How can I stop it from 'greying out' after few seconds?

Here's the gist. The application is still running and the progress bar will still move, but the window will grey out and if I click the X to close it, a popup shows up and says "The window X is not ...
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How to combine quickly and my python program?

Firstly, I'm not sure if I'm allowed to ask this question. I'll delete it if it's not welcome. I'm after some guidance on how to start programming. Perhaps I need to start somewhere else, but I'm ...
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OCaml with Threads

I already have the OCaml language working in my Ubuntu 12.04 installation, but I don't believe that it comes with the threads library. Does anyone know I can get threads working?
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PyGObject: Gio.File.copy_async() doesn't exist in Ubuntu 12.04

According to GIO Reference Manual Gio.File has a methode copy_async. In Ubuntu 12.04 I'm getting an AttributeError when I try to call this method. What should I use instead to for asynchronous ...
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c++ programs are not working properly [closed]

/* write a prog to take the name of the user and output it with a thank you stamement*/ #include<iostream> using namespace std; int main() { char ch[20]; cout<<"enter your name ...
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What editor is as good as TextPad for compiling and running Java programs?

I want an editor that is as good as TextPad (for Windows) for compiling and running Java programs on Ubuntu 12.04. Please suggest one.
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Quickly application How to call function from other .py files?

I'm new to programing and I'm writing my first python program using quickly. I have added new window and on this new window I want to call function from main window? I google for it and all I found is ...
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Best Setup for a Java EE Developer Machine

I have a dual-boot machine, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. When I'm using Windows, I have a C:\dev directory that, say, is my "root folder" under which I have all the tools (C:\dev\jdk1.7 for JDK, ...
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What is the Best Way for Using & practicing C language in Ubuntu 12.04? [closed]

I want to learn C language . and i would like to know how i can practice on C language by using Ubuntu 12.04 And is there any platform for it and how to get it ? or learn it by Terminal and how to ...
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Minimal Ubuntu 12.04 for programming

I'm new to linux, I've windows 7 installed side by side with Ubuntu 12.04. I want to use Ubuntu for the sole purpose of programming and for that I've already removed many programs which I don't need ...
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What is a good folder structure for multi-platform distribution of a Python application? [closed]

Sorry about the wall of text, but I am trying to provide a good background to my question. Actually, there are like a million questions here because I am utterly confused. I recently learned some ...
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Under the hood, what is Quickly made of?

under the hood, What is Quickly made of? It's a wrapper to python? It's a compiled language? It's portable? What about the architecture and the design?
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How do I do Drag-and-Drop with an Appindicator?

Is it possible to connect the Appindicator Icon to receive a basic drop-event? Like with every other GTK+ Widget drag_dest_set(...)?
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Why does lsof show the same file descriptor for different processes?

lsof -i :80 COMMAND PID USER FD TYPE DEVICE SIZE/OFF NODE NAME gnome-pan 28597 murat 18u IPv4 2907888 0t0 TCP .... gnome-pan 28597 murat 19u IPv4 2907903 0t0 TCP .... ...
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How to draw on mouse click in Gtk.DrawingArea using pygi

I am writing a small application using PyGI which will interactively draw a line on a Gtk.DrawingArea between mouse clicks. But I am unable to figure out how to draw using the cairo context at the ...
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I just downloaded gnu clisp via the synaptic manager. Now how do i use it?

So in windows, I got used to putting file names in my path variable and then using the interpreter/compiler from the commandline prompt. What's the equivalent on Ubuntu?
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Root directory of the kernel

A newbie here. I am trying to set up Eclipse for Linux Kernel Programming. The guide says set the project location as the root directory of the kernel. Where's the root directory of the kernel now? ...
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eclipse-CDT won't debug my c++ programs

I've installed eclipse from ubuntu repositories and I installed CDT from "install new software." But every time I try to debug a simple program, an error occurs that says 'launching q.cpp debug' ...
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Where is Python source code?

I have Python 2.7 installed for learning purposes (I'm a starting programmer reading 'Learn Python The Hard Way') and wanted to know how some things were done. I installed it from Synaptic and want ...
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New to Java Programming - Error help [closed]

I am going through a Java book and drafting the examples and have run into the following error when compiling this code. Any help would be appreciated thank you. Error: Main.java:3: class Addition is ...
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Anyone know if 12.04 has OpenGL Aux Libraries?

Im wanting to know how to install ubuntu 12.04's OpenGL aux libraries if any. Im trying to program OpenGL with C++. I cant find anything on google so. any help would be super great!!!
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How can I create a new socket in /dev?

I want to create a new socket file in /dev. Does the way to get it is adding a new rule to udev?
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What dangers can come from using packages like janitor,compiz?

As I look around on askubuntu I frequently see that programs intended for ubuntu are suggested not to be used because they could break Ubuntu. Such as janitor,compiz and I am sure there are also ...
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Valgrind does debug error

I have been trying to follow the online tutorial for Learn C The Hard Way. However after setting up valgrind (I followed other links that help setting up valgrind on ubuntu 12.04), when I try to ...
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Update fails after checking all settings for system updates [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Failed to download repository information due to missing CDROM W:Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin - Release i386 ...
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Why won't strace/gdb attach to a process even though I'm root?

I logged in as root but strace gives me this: root@kyznecov-System:/home/kyznecov# ps -e | grep 111 3807 pts/2 00:00:00 111 3810 pts/2 00:00:00 111 root@kyznecov-System:/home/kyznecov# ...
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Desktop file for my python gtk3 app does not load the app

I am creating an GTK3 python application for Ubuntu. At the moment the application installs in the following locations. In /opt/NSTrain folder where NSTrain is the name of my application. The NSTrain ...
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gtk3 window is not redrawn correctly

I am creating a simple GTK3 application. The main toplevel window has a search button which will display another toplevel gtk3 window. When I click the close button (near the titlebar) on the second ...
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Loop in bash to create decimal number

How to generate a numbers 0.01, 0.02, 0.03 ... until 0.2 in bash ? i run this example but it doesn't work #!/bin/bash # # Script for running several experimentations one the same JVM # for ((i ...
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Is there any Graphical Control Panel available for apache2 and MySQL to start and stop them?

I dont like command line. Is there a Graphical Control Panel to start/stop apache2 ? and MySQL ?
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Customizing Texmaker

I use LaTeX a lot but I find quite obnoxious all the crappy files it leaves behind when you compile: .aux, .log... Fortunately TeXMaker has the option "clean" that deletes all of these. However, I ...