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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 get gnome session idle time?

Has the method to get the session idle time through dbus changed in the recent Ubuntu or my dbus code here is wrong? #!/usr/bin/env python import dbus bus_name = 'org.gnome.ScreenSaver' obj_path = ...
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Ubuntu Touch App with Simple UI (QMake) - how to connect C++ to QML

I've noticed that the Ubuntu SDK now has a template for an 'App with Simple UI (QMake)'. This creates a C++ Ubuntu application project with a sample UI containing a Label and a Button (Needs a 15.04 ...
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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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How to show Aptana Studio 3 in the “Open with” list?

I've downloaded Aptana Studio 3 from their site and installed it successfully. Now it is showing in the Dash search. Problem is that, when I right click on any file (i.e HTML, CSS, PHP etc.), the ...
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Ubuntu Phone - detect system type Desktop or Mobile

Is there a way to detect platform from QML or Qt C++ classes? I have Qt/QML project supplied to Linux/Android/Windows at one time, I see it's possible to deploy it to Ubuntu Phone. Is there a way to ...
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Catch program crash when there is no terminal

This question may belong to Unix/Linux in general, but I guess the answer is dependent on distro or desktop environment [I use KDE and Xfce so I would like an answer that is applicable on booth]. ...
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Sublime Text interface looks blurred

Suddenly my Sublime Text editor started to looks blurred. The screenshot talks by itself. No other program fails like this, just Sublime Text. Someone recognizes this painful behavior?
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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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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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(QML) Flickable not working as supposed

So, while building an Ubuntu app I needed to use Flickable for scrolling, so now I have code of the form Page{ ... Flickable { anchors.fill: parent content.height: element1.height + ...
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Two webcams of the same model are not working

I've been developing a dual webcam system for stereoscopic purposes, in a linux enviroment, using c++ with the opencv library The ideal setup would be with 2 webcams of the same model, but it didn't ...
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How can I detect screen rotation with QML

I've been trying to create a Ubuntu QML application, but when I rotate my screen while it is running on my tablet, the header is semitransparent and the content below is exceeding the screen's height ...
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Is there a Bool or Flag you can use in QML to determine whether a phone is running the application?

For example: Text { text: isPhone ? "this application is running on a phone" : "this application is not running on a phone" }
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Unable to start topcoder arena in Ubuntu 14.04

When I want to clear cache using javaws - viewer these error comes. I am trying to launch my topcoder arena. Picked up JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS: -javaagent:/usr/share/java/jayatanaag.jar Exception in ...
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gcc couldn't locate slab.h in ubuntu 12.04?

Please correct me if I'm missing something here. Thanks for your inputs. Header included in code: #include <linux/slab.h> Code snippet from my file that's asking for memory allocation using ...
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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 ...
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Both 64-bit and 32-bit support for development purposes

I'm looking for directions to complete in the most convenient way (well at least without lots of troubles) set up as in subject. I need (probably): 64 bit platform for running 64-bit Vmware Win7 ...
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How can I create a chromium-like background app?

I want to create an application that (like chromium) creates an icon on the top menu bar and after you close the application, the icon is still there and the application continues running in the ...
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HIbernation or Suspending & Restarting for NON-root users

My purpose is to run a main shell script which calls many sub-processes like other shell scripts, perl sources, and compiled c++ files. I want to run the main shell script "run.sh" at some line in ...
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Is there a way to properly format an Ubuntu font?

I'm trying to distribute Ubuntu Mono Regular with a Media Player I'm developing: https://github.com/ki4jgt/SIMP It is my understanding that a font is defined like in line 27 uMono = ...
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What are the advantages of using GTK3 and GTK+3 over GTK-2?

I'm creating a utility program for Ubuntu in Python using GTK-2 and have been told by several people to use GTK3. Why would I want to do so, and would are the advantages of using it instead of GTK-2? ...
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I can't log back in my Ubuntu account after logging out (I have a cromebook acer C720)

I have installed ubuntu on my crome book (acer C720) and when I was updating something I dicided to log out (I usually hit shut down and I would be able to get back in) and now I can't get back in.
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How do I bundle a python interpreter in my qml app?

How do I bundle a python interpreter in my qml app? I can not use the system's python interpreter due to the nature of Ubuntu’s new Click Packages, and App-Armour. How do I do this?
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how to encode a shell script so others can run it but they can not read it

I want to encode a script, so others can run that script to get relevant result but when they run command cat it should throw output in encoded format.
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Scilab installation tcl tk configure not working

I am installing Scilab 4.1.2 in Ubuntu 12.04 manually. I entered the folder and pressed ./configure but after some steps it shows configure: error: header file tcl.h has been found for 8.4* but ...
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How do I Resolve a dependency issue with Ubuntu SDK, chroot, CMakelists, and the Emulator?

I am trying to build lp:ubuntu-filemanager-app on the ubuntu sdk for running on the emulator. The libraries I need are installed on my system, and in the phablet-shell. I can run the application in ...
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Anybody know how to delete a file from QML without resorting to a C++ plugin?

Anybody know how to delete a file from QML without resorting to a C++ plugin? It should be possible to do in the folder that my app uses for data storage.
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In the Ubuntu SDK, is there a way to view all global variables in current project?

In the Ubuntu SDK, is there a way to view all global variables in current project? Working on one of the core apps, and I want to figure out if any global variables have been defined for the current ...
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how to set mmap for better performance of raw socket

req.tp_block_size=96; req.tp_frame_size=96; req.tp_block_nr=2; req.tp_frame_nr=2; if ( (setsockopt(fd, SOL_PACKET, PACKET_RX_RING, (char *)&req, sizeof(req))) != 0 ) { perror("setsockopt()"); ...
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Simple voice chat over command line?

I will be using this for development. What I want is: No large proprietary blob overhead to accomplish this, like skype No account needed. So no skype account, no email, etc etc. Ability to run ...
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Recommended way to check/fire alarm in Python (PyGI/PyGTK)

I am learning to develop an application by using Quickly (quickly create ubuntu-application). This application will stay in Application Indicator / Notification Bar and only work when a defined ...
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Create Ogre3D 2.1 project

I have downloaded the Ogre3D 2.1 source, compiled and installed it without any issues. To my knowledge I have a working installation. The problem now is that none of the official project templates ...
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how to program and burn p89v51rd2 and sst89e516rd in ubuntu? suggest some software

how to program and burn p89v51rd2 and sst89e516rd in ubuntu? suggest some software. as there's flash magic in windows. which is software used in linux? im doing ISP programming
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Segfault running PyQt5 on Ubuntu Phone

I'm struggling with running a very simple pyqt5 application on the Ubuntu Phone, loading a QML file. I have installed extra python-qt5 packages for this. This is basically as stripped down as I can ...
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How to Use Gambas?

I recently shifted to Linux and installed Gambas for creating a project , but the navigate command use to code in visual Basic is missing in visual basic it looks something like this ...
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opengl give the compilation error

I have install opengl in my linux and when I tried to compile the file it give the message this : gcc test.c -lGL -lglut -o test test.c:1:16: fatal error: gl.h: No such file or directory ...
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How do i install libraries for tcl programs?

I want to install all the libraries required to run tcl.However i dont have any error asking me the absence of any lib but i dont want to get stuck in middle of a presentation. Also nam is giving a ...
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I'm trying to install rpl/2 from rpl2.net. Need desperate help

I've been using a Hewlett Packard HP50g for programming and I found that the emulators on hpcalc.org aren't really designed as a fully developed programming language for a computer. This is very ...
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How custom report in Gnucash?

I'm going to report about INVOICES of CUSTOMERS in Gnucash, but all REPORTS are not what I'm looking for :( I want REPORT that I can check which CUSTOMER what ITEM ordered. I searched but I'm not ...
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How do i install Blitzmax

Its this game programming IDE. Here is the download page for blitz max http://www.blitzbasic.com/Products/index.php. I found some documentation on how to install but all of it is very old. For Ubuntu ...
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Not Able To Compile Hello World Kernel Module

I am currently following this tutorial of making a makefile for the simple kernel hello world module. However, I have not been able to do so even after searching on the internet thoroughly for several ...
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How does Click/Snappy solve dependency issues?

There is a bit of confusion surrounding click and snappy. For one, I understand that there are certain packages that are not allowed to be shared due to app-armor. For example, if I write a Qt ...
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Would there be any disadvantages to using Pyglet for GUI programming?

On Linux systems (such as Ubuntu), would it present a problem to program a GUI (for a media player) using OpenGL? I don't like WXPython b/c it's ugly as poop and PyQt requires a license when being ...
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How do I install Game Maker

I went to a page that claimed to have sucessfully installed Gamemaker ( the old version 8.1 legacy program by Mark Overmarrs. However despite doing the following (after first seeing if WINE would do ...
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Is it acceptable code style to leave binding loops in QML applications?

Backstory: I am working on a patch for the ubuntu-filemanager-app that will shrink the fontSize: for a Label {}, if the width: is larger than the window size. Think this: Label { id: myLabel ...
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creating nested loop within ftp

echo "which stations you want to download (example input, brmu ankr) ? : " read stations echo "which years interval (example input, 2013 2015 or 2010 2010)? :" read year echo "which days of year ...
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How do I fix Blurry Sublime Text 3 graphics?

I have this problem where I get a lot of buggy visuals in Sublime Text 3, any help? I have the following packages installed: bracket highlighter, tag, trailing spaces, sublime linter buggy text ...
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Modifying user accounts using Java Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm trying to make a java program that retrieves the list of users on the machine and allows the user to delete users that shouldn't be there. I'm really new to Ubuntu and I know on Windows you can ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS + cnc plasma

I need some help with my project. I'd love to use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for my cnc plasma table, but I don't know which programs do I need and how to install them (LinuxCNC does NOT work with my laptop so ...