Source code is the original programming code used to write a specific application. Open-source programs allow users to freely view and modify their source code, while closed-source or proprietary programs have their code kept secret.

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Want to build my own Ubuntu from source code [duplicate]

I have two requirements I want whole Ubuntu 12.04 Source code. I want to compile it. Can you please tell me about from where I can get the source code and what tool I will need to compile it? ...
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Kernel build from source: Missing XEN modules problem

Short story: I need to recompile the Kernel I use to see if I can avoid some of the problems I'm experiencing with XEN Hypervisor. Problem is the compilation reported errors that I don't know how to ...
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'/usr/' versus '/usr/local/' for source installation

Are there any differences when you compile software and move it to either '/usr/local' or to the '/usr/' directories? Personally, I try to move everything to '/usr/local/' so I don't need to search ...
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Unable to download the source code of linux that I am running

On my machine: root@zaidi:/home/uzair# uname -r 3.13.0-35-generic Also: root@zaidi:/usr/src# ls linux-headers-3.11.0-15 linux-headers-3.11.0-23-generic linux-headers-3.11.0-15-generic ...
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Difference between these two methods of downloading linux source code

System info: root@zaidi:/home/uzair# uname -a Linux zaidi 3.11.0-26-generic #45~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 15 04:04:35 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux I am trying to write a simple device ...
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How do I run python code in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I'm learning python so I may get my foot in the door for a programming career. I'm using the gedit text editor to write the code, however I don't know how to execute the code on ubuntu. If anyone is ...
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How (recipe) to build only one kernel module?

I have a bug in a Linux kernel module that causes the stock Ubuntu 14.04 kernel to oops (crash). That is why I want to edit/patch the source of only that single kernel module to add some extra debug ...
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Finding Code and Documentation

/usr/share/doc/gnome-calculator consists of three file/folder changelog.debian.gz copyright and n**ewz.gz** But I didn't find the source code. Doesn't the source code lie within the documentation? ...
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Understanding ubuntu [closed]

I understand that Linux is an open source OS, in other words I have the ability to change whatever I want with the source code of the system. Where is the source code located? For example I would like ...
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where is “killer gegls from outer space” source code [closed]

I want to modify the game Killer gegls from outer space. Linux OS Easter egg. only I cant find the source-code. Where is it?
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Just downloaded the nautilus source code, but some files seem to be missing

I just ran the command apt-get source nautilus and it saved the code in my home area. I have been looking through the files (well, grepping) and there are comments like this one (takes from lines ...
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How to make a trial of Ubuntu? [closed]

Hello I've created my own distribution based on Ubuntu, and I would like to know how to go about creating a trial for the operating system, for example users can download the trial and use the ...
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System info dialog source?

I'd like to know where i could find (in launchpad preferably) the source code of this dialog. Thanks in advance.
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How to display line numbers with pygmentize

I often use the command pygmentize filename.py to show color source files with code formatting. This works like a charm. I now also want to show line numbers like cat -n filename.py does. I read ...
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how to know which version of the compiler used to install a program from source among all versions of the that compiler

I installed a program via source code . To do that I downloaded a gcc and g++ appropriate for that. I use this command in order to install that $ export CC=gcc-?? CXX=g++-?? && ./install ...
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Where can I find the source code for mounting my digital camera?

I have some simple digital camera for my kids with only internal memory. I do have some windows software for it to import the photos. The windows software looks a bit outdated, but it works. When I ...
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Login Ubuntu source code [duplicate]

I'm Brian, I like to see the source code of the login screen but I don’t know how I could enter to so the source code and see this part. Because I want to make a app. Thanks for their help.
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change behavior of network/internet icon in ubuntu

internet icon in ubuntu desktop just check connect to the modem or network but it don't check connection to the internet I want to change it's behavior to check both of them. something like network ...
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Where can I download eclipse source code?

I'm searching for the Eclipse 4.3 source code, in order to put it on my PPA, but after hours of search, I still can't find it. Can someone help me?
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apt-get Source code getting failed

I tried to install source code for unity using apt-get source unity. I get the following result in the terminal. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Where is the installed kernel source located?

I have installed kernel source with sudo apt-get install linux-source -y Now, where is the source located?
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How can I get the source code for Ubuntu 2.6.38.8 kernel?

I need the source code for kernel 2.6.38.8 (for research reasons). I have the vanilla Linux source from kernel.org, but I would like the Ubuntu release. Thanks!
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How is entropy gathered for /dev/random in Precise

With a standard install of Ubuntu 12.04 how is the entropy for /dev/random gathered. Is the install smart enough set up any hardware generation available, will it use user based sources like keyboard ...
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Where can I see the source code of UnZip

So I am interested in how UnZip handles it's -l function and would like to see the source code for it. Where could I get my hands on that source code?
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Which file (or code) actually control the monitor's brightness in “gnome-control-center”?

At first, I tried to simulate Fn + F5 / F6 in order to control the monitor's brightness, but I totally failed. So, I started to find out workarounds: There is a built-in software called ...
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How to know Ubuntu Source Code version?

I downloaded the source code using the following command: git clone git://kernel.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ubuntu-precise.git This gives me a folder named : ubuntu-precise. But what is its version? How ...
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correct source code for developing and loading kernel

I want to develop char drivers on my system: #lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS Release: 12.04 Codename: precise Kernel ...
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Finding the path of Kernel source code

I have the following situation. Let's say, I have 3 kernel images installed in my system. But currently, image 3.0.0-generic is running. And the source code for all three kernels are located at ...
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Source Code for Ubuntu Donations Page

The Ubuntu donations page has a cool feature where it divvies up donations according to how the user wants them. I noticed another website using it, is it part of a standard JS library or does Ubuntu ...
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Unknown type name gcc

I'm trying to compile this source code http://nrg.cs.ucl.ac.uk/mptcp/mptcp_userland_0.1.tar.gz and I'm getting unknown type name 'u8' among other types (u_int, u_char, u_long....etc) I have Ubuntu ...
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Where do I find VLC's source code? [duplicate]

I have installed VLC 2.0.8 TwoFlower and I was wondering where I can find VLC's source code. I am using ubuntu 13.10 and I don't plan to do anything with the code, I just want to have a look at it.
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Where can I download pfvar.h?

I'm trying to compile a source code and it needs this header file 'pfvar.h' From where can I get it I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Thanks in advance
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How to compile the source code of the operating system

How to compile the source code of the operating system, for example, Ubuntu, just want to ask how to compile it into a form such that I can then alert it to boot and install, I want to try it and when ...
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Discrepancy with Swish++ names

I asked this question earlier, but I still have no answer. The problem is: I use ubuntu 12.04, and I need to install Swish++ from the source code. I've downloaded the package from the official page ...
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Ubuntu login modification

From what I've red I'm legally allowed to modify my personal copy of Ubuntu. Correct me if I am wrong here though. So my question: I would like to edit how the user logs in. I am using the default ...
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Weight of the commentaries in the source code [closed]

When I search for source-code of Linux parts (applications, kernels, ...), I often find commentaries to clarify the code. Now, I know that those commentaries are useful to help a human reading the ...
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Is libmysqlclient-dev package needed if I'm not goung to develop anything?

I am just curious. I've got libmysqlclient-dev with my default installation of Ubuntu. The description of the package says it contains "development libraries and header files." Do I need this stuff ...
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How do I get sequence of functions being called during boot up?

When I do dmesg at the prompt, I get something like this: [ 0.008660] Initializing cgroup subsys blkio [ 0.008663] Initializing cgroup subsys perf_event [ 0.008667] Initializing cgroup ...
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Fetching the kernel source code using git

I am having Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my PC. heena@heena:~$ uname -r 3.8.0-29-generic Also heena@heena:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: ...
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How to check implementation details of 'watch' command?

To maximise learning I ended up cloning whole linux source code from github. I wanted to check how 'watch' command is implemented in it, but code is just too vast to return anything useful when I try ...
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How do I get the source code for just the ext4 file system on a Windows machine?

I'd like to get the source of the just the ext4 file system, but from on a Windows machine. At the moment I've navigated to http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/saucy/, but everything I've found ...
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where are sources for ubuntu sdk qtmultimedia?

As someone who intends to blend c++ with qml, I need to wrap my head around some examples. The phablet-team has a camera app that does a good job of demonstrating that. I noticed that Camera is a ...
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How do I install this src.tar.gz file? [duplicate]

I have heard that installing or running .tar.gz files is possible. This is a source code, also and if there is a difference I should be told about it. The game is ...
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libjpeg-turbo-dev Undefined reference and package issue

i am trying to do some coding using the lib but i cannot even compile a simple code, and when i asked about it in help section for the developers i got that the issue is from the package on the system ...
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Where do you find the source code of keyboard shortcut application?

Where do you find the source code of application that allows you to customize the keyboard shortcut that is built into ubuntu? The application that I am talking about is shown in the image below.
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Where is Ubuntu source code?

How do I get the source code of the operating system? How do I run the modified code? What programming languages ​​are used to modify the code?
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Building TrueCrypt on Ubuntu 14.04

With the whole NSA thing people tried to re-build identically looking binaries to the ones which truecrypt.org provides, but didn't succeed. So some think they might be compiled with back-doors which ...
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Why does 'apt-get source' fail with 'Permission denied' errors?

I am getting following error when i try to fetch source for my current running kernel. At present i am using following kernel: ignite@ignite:~$ uname -a Linux ignite 3.5.0-17-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP ...
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Which ubuntu application is responsible for dimming the screen when its going to lock? [duplicate]

I want to write a custom application which can dim my screen. I like the default effect of dimming the screen in Ubuntu when system it's not in use for 10 minutes (default setting). Which program or ...
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how to find the lastest source code for “unzip”?

I have version 6.0-4ubuntu1 installed, but here ftp://ftp.info-zip.org/pub/infozip/src/ i see only version 6.0.