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.

check webcam compatibility.

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

yum install ImageMagick

yum install ffmpeg
#*******if package not found do this.
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

name=Dag RPM Repository for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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

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

get youtube developer keys


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

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

then type ESC then ZZ to save and exit.

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:

  3. dan Says:

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

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