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    Software Centre cannot install Brasero

    I seldom need to burn a CD, and used to use Brasero. However, I've been getting upgrade error messages for some time and now find that I cannot properly get a clean (re)installation of Brasero......
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    Handling shutdown signal in Python

    One can only set a signal handler in the main thread in Python. However, tkinter grabs the main thread. Is there any experience on the best way to program this. I'm planning to set the SIGTERM...
  3. Thread: Rexx

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    Re: Rexx

    Sorry I can't (be bothered to) reply in blue, but the last time I used AIX4 was when it was first released and it had (!!!) a graphic user interface. Actually, I like Python, especially as you can...
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    Re: Unity menubar behaves incorrectly

    If two of us are getting odd effects in different applications, this looks like a bug to me... any chance of a mod moving this to a bug thread ?
  5. Thread: Rexx

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    Re: Rexx

    Thanks, ofnuts, for the interesting insight. Agree with you about Unix in general, at least after AIX4 was introduced. I suppose I really will have to get around Perl one of these days.
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    Apl

    There was a thread on APL and LISP that kind of collapsed a while back. I used 'A Programming Language' when timesharing involved typewriters and acoustic modems and thought it was rather fun...
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    Re: Selecting a programming language

    Must put in a comment here... I've used around 30 languages at some time or other and my favourite is still Java: clear structure, good documentation, colossal class library, wide platform support,...
  8. Thread: Rexx

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    Rexx

    More years ago than I care to remember, I found that the absolutely best shell programming language was REXX. (Thank you, Mike Cowlishaw) ... and despite using Unix for the last decade or so, I...
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    Re: You know you're a geek when........

    ... when you can't remember how many programming languages you know.
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    Unity menubar behaves incorrectly

    Using Exclipse running in 14.04: with the default Unity behaviour, the application menu behaves more or less correctly. With the setting changed to 'show menu in window's title bar' the same...
  11. [SOLVED] Re: Nautilus script to create launcher directly in any folder in Ubuntu 12.04

    This is something that has caused much grief to many and really should be implemented in some way, some where, in Unity. The above description is excellent, but there are a couple of additional...
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    Re: Ubuntu One SSO, and Launchpad?

    Thanks for these replies. Symptom was that I tried to use my Launchpad sign-on to access another service and it got bounced, apparently by Launchpad. I was just able to sign on to Launchpad...
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    Ubuntu One SSO, and Launchpad?

    I'm puzzled by the relationships between Ubuntu One, Ubuntu One SSO and Launchpad. Some of this may be the result of the Heartbleed bug. I understand that even when Ubuntu One goes, Ubuntu One SSO...
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    [ubuntu] Firefox Margin Creep

    I'm using Firefox to print fixed size index cards as 'DIV' from HTML/JS/CSS. Two fit side by side on A4 with float=left. Works fine for the first seven pages, then on page eight, switches to single...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Login now by means of Ubuntu One SSO only

    Not here to argue with the rights and wrongs of security... just really confused. I've (obviously) been able to sign on after the hackevent and at some point in the process found a place to set a...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Acer Aspire One 722 Ubuntu 11.04 fixes

    I had hopes, but... my netbook is a 522 and the boot on lan fix did not work for me. Boots into (X)ububtu and freezes when asking for input. Oh well...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Disappointed with 12.10... (various problems)

    Still early days... but not too happy myself. Downloaded the 'CD' image and it is too big for any CD that I have in stock (well over 700MB). So copied to DVD: would have been helpful if the...
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    [xubuntu] Acer Aspire One stalls if offline

    I'm pretty sure this is not a problem with Xubuntu, but... I have an Acer Aspire One model number 522-C6DKK. I've replaced the original (Windoze) hard drive and installed xubuntu 12.04. And it...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Install stalls on Acer Aspire One

    I may have a similar problem... Aspire One 522 stalls unless connected to the internet. Not figured out why. May run for a few seconds after being unplugged. Then it freezes. Tried enabling...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Could 11.10 get any worse?

    Actually, after years of using Ubuntu, I'm sort of losing it. There are daemons running in the background that destroy performance; Unity is incomprehensible; KDE is full of things that get in the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: U1 Hangs Nautilus and Uses 100% CPU

    No idea if this is the same problem, or solution, or whether I've permanently damaged my system. But finding nautilus consuming 100% CPU for minutes on end I used it to rename 'Ubuntu One' and cut...
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    [ubuntu] Synaptic cannot determine display-device

    Running Gnome Classic in Ubuntu 11.10 I've been using synaptic without trouble. Just today, it won't run and I think this is the problem...

    pkexec pam_ck_connector(polkit-1:session): cannot...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Resolution problem wit KVM switch

    The only workaround I've found is to connect the screen directly during boot. And boot as seldom as possible. Using Ubuntu 11.10, BTW. If anyone has a better idea, I'd love to hear it. BTW.......
  24. [ubuntu] Re: 11.04 upgrade or reinst causes white terminal screen and endless restart of X ser

    I have what seems to be a similar problem. System is working fine and then the screen goes completely white, with just a mouse cursor wandering around. Happens with both Unity and Classic. Messing...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing Apache on Ubuntu

    This is almost embarrassing... but the default installation includes the synaptic package manager and... joy... all the stuff is there, just like it used to be. installed apache2, php5, etc and 'it...
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