Ubuntu :: Flashing Splash Screen Of Newly Installed Program
Nov 25, 2010
I have recently installed a program called IDA-STEP (manually off the web) on my Ubuntu 10.0.4 system. I unzipped the program folder to /usr/local/ida-step, and ran the executable to install (sudo ./ida-step) it. Now, every time I want to run the program I have to type "sudo ./ida-step" from within the folder to begin the program. However I also recently modified a copy of an existing *.desktop config file so that I can launch ida-step from the applications menu (and its in /usr/share/applications).
When I use this latter method to launch ida-step all I get is the programs initial splash screen flashing on and off (everything else in the background remains unaffected) - but the program never launches. I can replicate this behaviour if I launch the program in the terminal by typing "./ida-step" (rather than "sudo ./ida-step" which works fine).
i had no problems with the installation, no errors
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error no such device following a number error no such disk error you need to load the kernel first
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A friend installed QCad. All seemed well but he cannot find the app in the Applications menu under any category. Strange thing is, the Software Centre shows that it is installed. How can he run it if it does not appear in the Apps menu?n it be run from the command line?
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Ubuntu 10.10 Win XP Ubuntu 10.04
How can I remove the newly installed Ubuntu 10.10 without damaging the other OS? I'd like to keep the 10.04 because it's all customized and have several apps already installed.
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my setup is: Asus p5q-e, 4 gig of corsair dual ram, ati 4850 graphics, onboard audio. ahci mode win 7 installed on intel ssd, and xp on a samsung 320 gb sata 2, i had this configuration running fine for 2 months without boot loaders, on pc start up i choose from which hdd to boot from.
i installed ubuntu on the samsung drive where it was recognised fine, wiped it all and installed automatically.
pls let me know if there is anything i missed, and advice if possible in what to do.
I've just installed ubuntu 9.10 on my laptop, and when I'm on vim, I can use arrow key normally in command mode, but in editing mode, if I use them, it print a letter, capital case + new line and doesn't move the cursor.
In putty I would try to play with the different type of keyboard settings (ESC[~, Linux, Xterm R6, VT400 etc...), but here, I don't know what to do.
At the installation time, I choose French/French keyboard.
Extra Question :
It's said to have GRUB2 by default, but at boot time it says Grub 1.97 beta...
So I just had gotten to know the old Grub a little when I upgraded Ubuntu to find the new Grub, which I barely understand at all! My use of Ubuntu is mostly for learning and recreational as my bread and butter is working on people's messed up Windoze systems, since that is where the work is. Naturally I've got to use and work with Windoze to know how to fix it and keep it running cleanly, but Ubuntu was the first Linux I found that to me seems like something that could be potentially be embraced by "non geeks". I have as yet to get anyone to try it; it is all about keeping up with the Joneses and having what they have. There is also that old pervasive myth that you get what you pay for, which with computers, I find the opposite is so often true, that the good stuff is mostly free.
In any case I dabble a lot with Ubuntu for fun and personal knowledge, but since I put 10 on I had only Windoze 7 on my machine at the time. It picked it up and I purposely installed Grub to my Ubuntu drive (I used separate physical drives, so that if you removed the Ubuntu drive, 7 would boot as if Grub and Linux were never on the machine and that is the way I like it since I tinker a lot.). The trouble is that I need Win 7 to be the default and I don't know how to do that with Grub 2 (is it 2?) I used to know with the old one. Also, I have since added a 160GB PATA drive with XP on it, since so much of the help I am asked to give over the phone is with XP and I am not one who can talk others through things unless I can see it myself. Plus there are some things I do that just plain old work best with XP. So I also need to add XP to my boot menu, and it is, on a separate physical drive as well, and I wanted that the same too; if you made the XP drive the priority boot device it will boot XP as if it was the only OS on the machine.
What the ideal for me would be is to have the Ubuntu drive as the one it boots from, Windoze 7 to be the default OS, and XP to be on the menu too. I have been able in all of the time with Ubuntu and Linux in general to find precious little info on how to do things with multiple physical drives. It seems to be taken for granted that the only way people multi boot is with separate partitions on a single physical drive
I have installed gcc-3.3 & g++-3.3 in ubuntu 9.04. Now I want to change the default compiler as gcc-3.3/g++-3.3. After creating links to newly installed gcc/g++, gcc works fine but g++ doesn't work.
When I give "$which gcc" or "$gcc --version" it works fine, but when I give "$which g++" it gives nothing and also "$g++ --version" it gives an error "the program 'g++' can be found in the following packages: * g++..." When I installed gcc I gave the command "$configure --perfix=/opt/gcc33 --program-suffix=33 --enable-languages=c,c++" . When I give "$which g++33" and "$g++33 --version", work fine.
I tried following:
$export CXX=g++33 $sudo ln -s g++-3.3 g++
Nothing happens. I am very new in Linux and I need to install ns2.1a9b in gcc-3.3.
have installed RHEL 5 recently and want to use internet on it. However it doesn't activate my connection when I try activating it through System>Administration>Network>Devices Tab. My network adapter is "Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC", and processor is Intel Core 2 Duo. I read in a thread somewhere to edit a file named resolv.conf to include DNS server address, but don't know how to go about it exactly. I asked my ISP and he gave me two DNS Ip addresses
I am trying to use the ksctp on CentOS 5 newly installed machine. However, I am not able to find some files (/usr/include/netinet/sctp/h, libsctp.so etc.,) that are required for compiling my application.
I setup a HTPC about a month ago, and just expanded my storage by adding two 750GB drives in addition to my OS drive. I am using Ubuntu 9.10 as my OS and need help setting up a raid 1 on the two 750GB drives.
gparted shows the two drives as /dev/sdb and /dev/sdc
Recently, I decided to wipe my system, put in two 250GB hard drives and rebuild my home file and print server. One of the hard drives is a SATA drive, and the other is not. In any event, they are identified as /dev/sda and /dev/sdb in Gparted. So far so good.
Working on (reading from/writing to) the first hard drive (where the OS is installed) is no problem. However, I have had difficulty trying to get my system to recognize my second hard drive and then allow me (nate) to read and write to said second drive. I followed these directions from the ubuntu community web page during installation:
and setup my second hard drive with an ext3 file system. The drive is /dev/sdb. The PARTITION is /dev/sdb1. The MOUNT POINT is /media/TheBase250.
The problem(s) begin at this point. I cannot:
1. Unmount the volume at my will-error says that only root can unmount
2. I am not sure if the command sudo chown -R nate:nate /media/TheBase250 allowed me to take full ownership of said drive. It appears as if nothing changes when I run this command in terminal (even when I am root) Moreover, I cannot give myself permission to read and write files to the drive.
3. However, when I open up nautilus, browse to "TheBase250", right-click in the corresponding "explorer" or "finder" window and look at the properties for the drive, it says that "nate" is the owner (under the permissions tab), but again, I cannot give myself FILE read/write capabilities, nonetheless anyone else. When I try, all that happens is the corresponding box goes back to displaying "---"
4. Interestingly, if I skip nautilus and double-click on the drive from my desktop, again, logged in as nate (only user account created) and then proceed to right-click on the window that opens up, click properties, half the time it says that I cannot make changes to the permissions because I am not "nate." Well, last time I checked, I am nate, and this is, albeit delinquent, my computer.
5. Another piece of information that may be helpful is that if I simply right-click on TheBase250 drive icon on my desktop itself, navigate to the permissions tab, the dialogue box says that "The permissions of "TheBase250" could not be determined"
Some additional information that may be helpful is the output from my fstab file. So, for your benefit, here is the output (the stars are not part of the file, but only to help improve readability):
************************************************** ***** # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'vol_id --uuid' to print the universally unique identifier for a # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices # that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
Today I replaced my desktop's old Radeon HD 3850 with a new Radeon HD 5670. My system dual boots Lucid and Windows 7. Setup in Windows 7 was fine and the card now works. In Ubuntu, though, I see the Ubuntu loading screen, and then X fails to start and I'm given a blank screen. I booted into recovery mode and started with failsafe graphics; this allowed me to select an option to reconfigure with new hardware. Unfortunately, I perused some older threads on this sort of topic here and tried: sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg from the root terminal accessible in recovery mode. Nothing happened.
I keep getting this error trying to connect to newly installed postgres server on Amazon EC2 running Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat.... Could not connect to server: Operation timed out Is the server running on host "....ap-southeast-1.compute.amazonaws.com" and accepting TCP/IP connections on port 5432?
I've updated config files, as follows... pg_hba.conf added host all all 18.104.22.168/24 trust where 22.214.171.124 is the IP range of my ISP postgresql.conf listen_addresses = '*' port = 5432 I am attempting to connect with pgAdmin 3 client. I don't think the problem is the client.