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EGit does not shows project decorations

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Decorations are not displayed when some commits are not pushed EGit within the Eclipse IDE. These are the UP and DOWN arrows shown to the right of the project name in Eclipse Project Explorer. This issue can be resolved by going into the properties of the GIT repository in the Git Repositories view. Then click on Add Entry and add the following keys and values:

branch.master.remote = origin
branch.master.merge = refs/heads/master

How to restore the normal scroll bars in Ubuntu 11?

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Simply create a file named /etc/X11/Xsession.d/80overlayscrollbars and put into it the following line:


or simply execute the following command

echo "export LIBOVERLAY_SCROLLBAR=0" > /etc/X11/Xsession.d/80overlayscrollbars

You need to do the above as root.  This fix also resolve the Eclipse scroll bars issues.

Installation of the AVR toolchain on Ubuntu to develop for the Arduino Platform

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  1. Install Eclipse using “Ubuntu Software Center”
  2. Install the AVR Eclipse Plugin using Help >> Install New Software. The source link is
  3. Install the gcc toolchain
apt-get install avrdude binutils-avr gcc-avr avr-libc gdb-avr
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