Talk:Public Primary School Rosa Boekdrukker
Do you use Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution ? If you use the 7.10 (last version) it will be really simple to add support for our softwares.
Our LiveDVD is needed mostly for peoples who do not know anything about GNU/Linux.
The manual (PDF) was written by somebody outside the company. (Contribution) And this manual is about 333 model. So it's outdated. The 1.5.1 CD is outdated (on this CD MPlayer is compatible with up to 3MP, not 5MP) and on sourceforge you got files to recompile our CD from the original Knoppix.
Officially Elphel propose only sources on SF.net and the Knoppix based DVD 2.0
The easy way to install our softwares on a Ubuntu (the way i do) is to add those 2 lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list :
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/polto/ubuntu gutsy main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/polto/ubuntu gutsy main
apt-get update apt-get install mplayer vlc elphelogm
Feel free to contribute providing documentation on our wiki. We always welcome contributions.
--Alexandre.Poltorak 18:58, 11 March 2008 (CDT)
Thanks Alexandre, Great advice! We will try it on Ubuntu (privately). I have 7.10.
However, due to Microsoft's dominatin in the Dutch educatinal market, virtually all Duthc primary schools use Windows on their desktop. Even our school cannot escape from it. That's why we choose Elphel. Becasue of it is independent from any OS. Dirk
Ok, on windows you can use FireFox and we have a windows precompiled MPlayer on our sourceforge. (MPlayer is compilet without GUI, so it should be started from CMD) Also last version of VLC for windows (or any OS) can play up to HD resolution (1920x1080).
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--Alexandre.Poltorak 10:17, 13 March 2008 (CDT)
Dear Alexandre, I followed your advice on a Dutch Ubuntu 7.10 and did it as root. The elphelogm package did not install. Running: dirk@c30:~$ mplayer rtsp://192.168.0.9:7070/ MPlayer 2:1.0~rc1-0ubuntu13.1 (C) 2000-2006 MPlayer Team CPU: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU 440 @ 1.86GHz (Family: 6, Model: 14, Stepping: 12) CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1 Compiled with runtime CPU detection. Creating config file: /home/dirk/.mplayer/config Can't open joystick device /dev/input/js0: No such file or directory Can't init input joystick mplayer: could not connect to socket mplayer: No such file or directory Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.
Playing rtsp://192.168.0.9:7070/. Resolving 192.168.0.9 for AF_INET6... Couldn't resolve name for AF_INET6: 192.168.0.9 Connecting to server 192.168.0.9[192.168.0.9]: 7070... connect error: Connection refused STREAM_LIVE555, URL: rtsp://192.168.0.9:7070/ Stream not seekable!
file format detected.
Failed to get a SDP description from URL "rtsp://192.168.0.9:7070/": connect() failed: Connection refused
Exiting... (End of file) dirk@c30:~$
This moring I tried the Elphel CD at school and had about the same error : connection refused.
We use VLC at school on Windowns and no luck too. Will try your precompiled Mplyer. How do we use Firefox with Elphel? Thanks for your help. dirk