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    Re: where is pango for python3?

    Thanks - not at all obvious!!
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    where is pango for python3?

    I have a Python program that uses Cairo & Pango to create PDF files. I am trying to upgrade from Python 2 to 3 and although I can find the cairo libraries, I can find no reference to pango in the...
  3. [xubuntu] Upgrade to 20.04 has symbols rather than leters in window titles etc

    Having just upgraded to 20.04, I have little squares with dots in (like playing cards) rather than letters in all window title bars, the desktop panels, notifications, system menu and and probably...
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    Re: Monitor no longer detected

    Thanks, I've tried that and all is OK at the moment. We'll see what happens on the next boot....
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    Monitor no longer detected

    On booting my desktop computer, it only intermittently detects the monitor and when it does not, sets me up in VESA mode with very low resolution. It used to work fine. I thought it was a slightly...
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    [xubuntu] Wodim won't write to dvd-ram

    I have a blank (unused) dvd-ram (it happens to be one I had lying around) that I want to put an ISO file on.

    K3B says "no medium information" so I tried wodim, which looks hopeful. This is output...
  7. [xubuntu] Firefox 52.0 won't accept session variables

    I have a fairly simple website that has a form for users to fill in. It uses session_id to communicate the fields filled in. This worked fine in all browsers that I was aware of, but the latest...
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    Boot top Puppy gives blank screen

    I have a machine that has both Ubuntu and puppy (XenialDog) installed.

    I can boot into either from a legacy grub installed on a USB drive (Legacy boot too, of course).

    I can boot into Ubuntu...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How do let UEFI access Grub menu?

    Thanks all. It looks as though I need to find out how to get the GRUB menu to display, rather than just booting straight into the OS.
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    [ubuntu] Re: How do let UEFI access Grub menu?

    I am getting more confused! Let me say what I think I understand and someone can correct me.

    In the old BIS boot, the firmware reads the first few bytes of the disc or partition (the MBR) which...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How do let UEFI access Grub menu?

    I have use the USB drive simply to test that the version will work on this machine. I want to install it on the internal drive.

    I would like to be able to select the OS I use at boot time. Grub...
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    [ubuntu] How do let UEFI access Grub menu?

    I have a Dell Inspiron laptop has come with Ubuntu 14.4 installed. I would like to install another Linux or Ubuntu variant along side it. I have disabled "secure boot" and "fast boot" but the...
  13. [xubuntu] Sound recorder shows no output formats

    I am trying to use the gnome sound recorder. The combo box labelled "Record as" has no entries, so I can't record. What am I missing? This used to work fine in 14.03 but I have upgraded to 16.03...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Trouble getting CUPS printer sharing

    The problem is an incompatibility of CUPS before & after version 1.5.4. I now need to add the printer to the list of printers on the remote machine since CUPS no longer broadcasts information about...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Trouble getting CUPS printer sharing

    Same IP address as far as I know. Well I thought it was, but maybe not. I thought that it ended in 37, but /etc/hosts says it ends 91. I think that the modem/router assigns the numbers. Both...
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    [xubuntu] Trouble getting CUPS printer sharing

    I recently upgraded my main machine from 11.04 to 14.04 and am now unable to see the printer that is connected to this machine from another. CUPS still says that the printers are shared locally. ...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Grub won't boot on new drive

    Solved! it appears that there was an old GRUB installed in the MBR. I had installed in the partition so that worked on chainload but not on direct boot from the BIOS. Re-installed GRUB to the MBR...
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    [SOLVED] Grub won't boot on new drive

    I have a hard drive that is failing. I have moved everything onto a new disk, installed GRUB on the new drive (currently called /dev/sdb1) and can chainload from the old grub loader to the new one...
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    [xubuntu] USB audio input problem

    I have a device that provides audio input through a USB connection. I have used it in the past with little problem, and it has been sitting under my desk (unused) for some time. I connected it...
  20. [xubuntu] Re: How do I revert Firefox to external display of PDFs?

    That did it. Thanks!!
  21. [xubuntu] How do I revert Firefox to external display of PDFs?

    Recent auto-upgrade to FF 19.0 gives me PDFs displayed in a browser window rather than the previous behaviour of asking me whether I want to save it or view it. I know some poeple want this but I...
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    Re: Python callbacks from C/C++

    I hadn't - the project is using SWIG - I will now!
    Thanks
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    Re: Python callbacks from C/C++

    Sorry .. some hoe the "submit" button was pressed


    I want to be able to pass a function from Python into C or C++ for it to be called later. In Python this is easy:


    def called():
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    Python callbacks from C/C++

    I want to be able to pass a function from Python into C or C++ for it to be called later. In Python this is easy:


    def called():
    print "OK"

    def call_it(f):
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    [xubuntu] Re: Problems booting from external drive

    Ah well. I have fixed it by wiping the partition and re-copying the files. Something must have been left lying around that disrupted the boot process.
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