Linux install notes.

this is a running journal of some notes on installing a linux based broadcaster.
will try to keep it up to date for fedora and ubuntu.

Shell scripts can behave differently on diff machines and distros.
http://mywiki.wooledge.org/BashPitfalls

check webcam compatibility.
https://wiki.kubuntu.org/SkypeWebCams

Install some other programs:
applications->system tools->terminal
su
yum update
yum install scrot

yum install ImageMagick

yum install ffmpeg
#*******if package not found do this.
http://www.mysql-apache-php.com/ffmpeg-install.htm
If you get package not found, then you will need to add few lines in the yum repository for dag packages installation. Create a file named dag.repo in /etc/yum.repos.d with the following contents on it

[dag]
name=Dag RPM Repository for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
baseurl=http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el$releasever/en/$basearch/dag
gpgcheck=1
enabled=1

make this file by using gedit.
applications->accesories->text editor
save it to the desktop or home directory as dag.repo
then as super user from the command line
mv dag.repo /etc/yum.repos.d/

then try to install ffmpeg again.
#*****************
# if ffmpeg still not found. run
yum clean all
and try it again. should work.

open firefox from link on top bar
go to http://get.adobe.com/flashpayer

register for a youtube account and a google mail account. link them together.

get youtube developer keys
http://code.google.com/apis/youtube/2.0/developers_guide_protocol.html
http://code.google.com/apis/youtube/dashboard/gwt/index.html

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audio sources
cat /proc/asound/cards
0 [ICH5 ]: ICH4 – Intel ICH5
Intel ICH5 with AD1981B at irq 17
1 [camera ]: USB-Audio – USB camera
USB camera at usb-0000:00:1d.3-1, full speed

useful commands for letting you know about your computer and OS
cat /proc/version
cat /proc/asound/cards
lspci -v
cat /proc/cpuinfo

some forum questions on linuxanswers.org

crontab editing.
type crontab -e
vi will open you crontab.
make this the first line.
*/8 * * * * ~/Videos/Webcam/videochecker.sh

then type ESC then ZZ to save and exit.

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3 Responses to “Linux install notes.”

  1. Linux based broadcaster at the MAC in San Juan, Puerto Rico « The Broadcaster Project Says:

    […] links on the side of the blog for notes on the Linux install. I will try to keep these up to date as we experiment more with Linux. It was pretty straight […]

  2. dan Says:

    for audio debugging:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=205449

  3. dan Says:

    lspci | grep -i audio
    cat /proc/asound/cards
    aplay -l

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