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I'll try to make a patch when I have a chance.  

As for the upload.verbose setting - I'm hoping it's only rarely that users need it, and only when things go wrong, so I'd rather not put it in the interface.

I have added a bug for this and attached a patch and a ebuild for Gentoo.  ;)
see http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=223245


it works very easy on ubuntu 8.04, no need to compile anything.


If you have a standard Ubuntu 10.4 installation you will get openjdk-6-jre installed by default, but arduino-0021 doesn't work with openjdk-6-jre, it needs sun-java6-jre.
Removing openjdk-6-jre by Synaptic packet manager may not remove the openjdk-6-jre configuration files.

It is important to have openjdk-6-jre completely de-installed, which means also the configuration files, otherwise the arduino program may not work.
Check the installation of sun-java and openjdk:

dpkg -l | grep -i java
rc openjdk-6-jre
rc openjdk-6-jre-headless
ii sun-java6-bin
ii sun-java6-fonts
ii sun-java6-jre
ii sun-java6-plugin

If you find openjdk-6-jre* entries like above you have to remove the configuration files too, try:

sudo dpkg -P openjdk-6-jre openjdk-6-jre-headless

After I did this I got the Arduino IDE starting up without flickering.


I have to revise my last post regarding the flickering, this is not solved with removing openjdk configuration :(

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