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    Getting setup to program in OpenGL w/ C++

    I'm taking a class in computer graphics that uses Open GL. The trouble is I have never used Open GL before and the instructor only has experience on Windows. What programs/libraries/?? do I need to...
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    [all variants] How do I use git?

    Ok, been using Ubuntu for a few years now, familiar with SVN and the concepts of revision control repositories, but... I have never used git before. I am trying to get a patched version of OpenOCD...
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    Upgrade to 11.10, wlan0 missing

    I just upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 last night. Prior to the upgrade my wireless connection was working fine.

    After the reboot after the upgrade, wlan0 seems to have vanished and I don't know how...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Update manager broke my ethernet?!?

    So adding the first line made me able to access the network again from 10.10, but I am still curious what the updates did that took a previously working system and made it not work without this line?...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Update manager broke my ethernet?!?

    *Shudder.* Nope, been MS-free for several years now. I don't even have any of the original hardware from that system, although I suppose the infection could have passed along as I upgraded a piece...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Update manager broke my ethernet?!?

    So, for the (broken) 10.10 system I got

    whein@HappyDrive01:~$ sudo lshw -C network
    *-network
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: RTL8111/8168B PCI Express...
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    [SOLVED] Update manager broke my ethernet?!?

    Writing this from a 9.10 LiveCD, so I know that my hardware is working fine.

    My system is running 10.10 normally. Last night, the update manager popped up, as it frequently does, and said I had...
  8. [ubuntu] Evolution's "Remember Password" is driving me nuts!!

    Sorry if this is easily fixed but I can't find an answer. I have Evolution set up to monitor three GMAIL and five AOL email accounts. On all of them I have the servers set up correctly and all the...
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    [ubuntu] Stop apps from stealing window focus?

    I have found a couple of posts complaining about this problem but none offering solutions. In a nutshell, I want to prevent ALL programs from creating new windows that steal the keyboard focus away...
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    [SOLVED] How do I make Ubuntu forget old network cards?

    Mostly a cosmetic question since I have a workaround, but is there a way to make an install "forget" network cards that used to exist in the system but have since been removed? In this case I have a...
  11. [SOLVED] Re: Games think I am holding down a key when I am not?

    Bingo! I have a Microsoft USB keyboard and entering the above into a terminal (after installing the joystick package) made the problem go away for both the games mentioned previously.

    So my next...
  12. [SOLVED] Re: Games think I am holding down a key when I am not?

    Well, given that the only time I EVER see this phenomena is with a handful of games, and they are always the ones that take over the entire screen I don't think it's a bad keyboard. I never see...
  13. [SOLVED] Games think I am holding down a key when I am not?

    Like the title says, there are some games I've installed from the repos and when I go to play them they behave as if I am constantly holding down one or more keys. For example, kq thinks I am...
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    [ubuntu] Help with GUFW and port forwarding

    Ok, so I have three computers on a LAN and one of those computers has a second NIC that talks to the cable modem(?) box from Comcast. I managed to piece together enough from the web and forums to...
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    Need help with a Makefile

    Is there a way to launch a process from within a makefile that executes in a separate (non-blocking) thread? I.e. I would type "make foo" and then the makefile would do it's thing with the last step...
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    [mythbuntu] MythTV database gone screwy

    I noticed a little while back that my MythTv setup was starting to screw things up. My hardware setup is a primary and a secondary backend, with a pchdtv-5500 tuner on the primary and two Hauppauge...
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    [gnome] Can't remember where the setting is...

    Somehow I messed something up in my Gnome desktop settings and now instead of buttons in the taskbar for each window only appearing on the desktop they belong to, they appear on EVERY desktop. I...
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    [all variants] x86_64bit vs. amd64?

    Ok, sorry for the dumb question but...

    I'm running an amd64 version of Hardy. I'd like to install Eclipse 3.4, but no .deb packages exist for anything past 3.2 in the repos, so off to compile...
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    [mythbuntu] Crashing my X server :(

    Ok, weird, intermittent problem. I have two displays, one hooked up to a CRT monitor and one hooked up to an NTSC television set. I am using my xorg.conf to display two separate screens, one as...
  20. [all variants] Anyone know how to access a Sony ICD-P620 digital voice recorder over USB?

    So I have a spiffy new toy, a digital voice recorder. I know I can transfer recordings using the line out (well, head phones jack anyway) connected to the line in on my sound card, but I was hoping...
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    [ubuntu] Move program window to new monitor?

    I have two monitors set up for display, but I am not using Xinerama or TwinView, just the binary nVidia driver and some good old hacking in the xorg.conf file. All works well, I can move the mouse...
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    Re: HowTo: Create a list of installed packages

    Just curious, what does the above code do?
    -Will
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    Unsure how to setup xmame/xmess

    I downloaded and installed all the deb packages easily enough through Synaptic. Unfortunately I'm having trouble finding a clear explanation of how to setup the directories for xmess and how to...
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