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  1. Re: day countdown application or widget for ubuntu

    I was actually looking for something which counts days.

    Actually, we don't have to think of it as days/hours/minutes etc, I just need a number going in reverse until 0.
  2. Re: day countdown application or widget for ubuntu

    Thanks for the reply, I did try and install it. But does it have an option to set the number of days? I just see boxes for hours, minutes and seconds.
    What I would like is just a countdown of days...
  3. day countdown application or widget for ubuntu

    Is there any application which counts days leading to an event? Like I set a day D and it counts days until day D.
    Something like this one, but this is a web app, I was looking for a desktop widget
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    automatically install wireless drivers

    Hello,
    Whenever I newly install ubuntu on a machine, the first thing I do is to install wireless drivers since they're not there by default. I connect my machine to a wired network and then use the...
  5. [SOLVED] Re: open file explorer to the folder as in terminal's pwd

    Thanks qamelian, but why do we have to run it in the background?


    Thanks Vaphell.


    Thanks nerdtron.
  6. [SOLVED] open file explorer to the folder as in terminal's pwd

    Hello,
    Say, I'm working at the terminal on a particular directory. Is it possible to open the graphical file explorer to the same folder by running a command on the terminal?

    Thanks.
  7. [SOLVED] Re: Why are my threads (largely) in serial order?

    I'm sorry spjackson, but how's this even working? The pthread_create which calls fun is still running in a loop controlled by i, and thread_args[i] depends on i.

    EDIT :
    I just thought about it...
  8. can you suggest me a good shell for ubuntu?

    Hello,
    I have always used bash, but can you suggest me a cool shell that I can use for a change? I tried this zsh shell, it was okay.
  9. Wifi network doesn't change automatically if both networks are in range

    Hello,
    I am using an Ubuntu 12.04 with the configuration listed below.

    My home and friend's place are pretty nearby. And I have access to both these Wifis(Yes, my friend trusts me with the...
  10. [SOLVED] Re: Why are my threads (largely) in serial order?

    spjackson, such a simple solution to all my three questions. Thank you so much. It works now.
  11. [SOLVED] Why are my threads (largely) in serial order?

    Hello,
    Please see my code below, where I invoke 100 threads. I have the following questions. Please see the log file attached when referring to the below questions.

    1. Why are my threads largely...
  12. [SOLVED] Re: able to work with array in spite of not malloc'ing enough memory

    Thanks ofnuts.


    Thanks ofnuts, never knew of that


    Thanks ofnuts, I've been told this several times, but I just keep putting it off because I always get gets to work. It's high time I start...
  13. [SOLVED] Re: able to work with array in spite of not malloc'ing enough memory

    Rocket2DMn, Steven_Williams
    I'm sorry to dig up this thread but just wanted a confirmation if this is the standard people follow for copying a string dynamically. Say I have a string, and I want to...
  14. Re: Is this how you print out a 2d array using array of pointers?

    Haha :D thanks trent.josephsen. Feel like I'm making progress.


    Absolutely! Would've been so good if int f(int a[10]) was invalid syntax, and all we needed was int* a.
    How do you write your...
  15. placement of main functions in client and server code in rpc different?

    I'm generating files for client and server code in rpcgen. Say, my idl file is called idl.x, I will then have mainly four files : idl_svc.c , idl_server.c, idl_clnt.c and idl_client.c

    In the...
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    Good image editor for ubuntu

    Hello,
    What is a good image editor for ubuntu. I would just like to do basic things like resizing, adding text, merging images etc, but I'm having a tough time with gimp and not liking it.
    ...
  17. Re: Is this how you print out a 2d array using array of pointers?

    Thanks ofnuts.
    But do you think this syntax which conveys different meaning as per the context is slightly messy/confusing, or is it just me?
    Obviously, the people who came up with this really...
  18. Re: Is this how you print out a 2d array using array of pointers?

    Thanks ofnuts.
    I understand that a and &a[0] are the same, but can you maybe explain wrt int fun(int a[])? I'm confused because, to me, it looks like we are passing just one address(not an array,...
  19. Re: Is this how you print out a 2d array using array of pointers?

    This is a almost a continuation of my previous post(just above)
    Actually thinking again, seems like this syntax is true for all arrays. I'm not able to understand what the syntax [] means while...
  20. Re: Is this how you print out a 2d array using array of pointers?

    Thanks trent.josephsen, I understand that well now.

    But in the code below(almost the same as the previous one posted),something I don't understand is we are passing 'a' which is basically &a[0],...
  21. Re: Is this how you print out a 2d array using array of pointers?

    trent.josephsen,ofnuts,
    Thank you for the replies; but I would like to take some time before replying (late in the day today). Would like to try out few things.


    Thank you so much for pointing...
  22. Is this how you print out a 2d array using array of pointers?

    Hello,
    Can you please give me an example on printing out the elements of a 2d array using an array of pointers. I'm looking to see how the array is defined inside main, how it is received by the...
  23. [SOLVED] Re: able to work with array in spite of not malloc'ing enough memory

    trent.josephsen, I'm sorry I just saw this reply now when I came back to the thread to re-read.
    Thank you so much, yes the explanation is very clear.
  24. [SOLVED] Re: able to work with array in spite of not malloc'ing enough memory

    ok ofnuts, I get it.
    So it's just one chunk of 200 bytes
    I only had a problem because as soon as I do a malloc and run a for loop to print out addresses as follows,


    int* ptr;
    ptr =...
  25. Re: surprised that not being able to work between 2d arrays and pointers interchangea

    ofnuts, I went through the link you gave me and it fits in perfectly with my question. I also understood your example and the one given in the link. So 'a' is basically a pointer to an array that...
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