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1  MyDSL Extensions / Extension Development / Re: Alsa configured at boot in frugal install on: January 07, 2015, 09:54:16 AM
Hello again

I have already found the solution.

So I have loaded the "alsa4dslv2.dsl" at bootup and have set the alsa boot option.
I know this extension works. This means, I have already used it and have a "/etc/asound.state" file generated by "
sudo alsactl store
Instead of making a backup of the files like mentioned above I have discovered a way to ad files to a .dsl extension.
First of all, you rename alsa4dslv2.dsl in alsa4dslv2.tar.gz.
Than do
gzip -d alsa4dslv2.tar.gz
and you can ad files to it by doing "
tar -rf alsa4dslv2.tar file1 file2
Then do
"gzip alsa4dslv2.tar"
and, rename it back to alsa4dslv2.dsl.
To my surprise it works. For one or another reason opening and repacking it makes it useless.
So I added the files /etc/asound.state and /etc/modutils/sound.

At this point there are still 5 commands to execute. I have put them all in a file that I have made executable. To do that, I Did "
sudo chmod 777 file
You can put that file in your home directory (eg: /home/dsl/.alsastart) and than start it at bootup as a command in "/home/dsl/.xinitrc" or "/opt/bootlocal.sh".

The 5 commands are:
1)sudo /opt/alsa/snddevices 2) sudo depmod -a 3) sudo modprobe snd-intel8x0 (=driver for your sounddevice) 4) sudo update-modules 5) sudo alsactl restore.
If it complains about unresolved characters in a certain driver, normally you can continue.

2  MyDSL Extensions / Extension Development / Alsa configured at boot in frugal install on: December 30, 2014, 03:58:02 PM

I'm running DSL latest stable release, frugal installed (grub).

I'm trying to have alsa "configured" at boot.

So I have the alsa boot option enabled before loading alsa4dslv2.dsl (in boot). I have also put
"proc/, etc/modutils/sound, ramdis/etck/var/tmp/alsaconf.cards, etc/modprobe.conf, etc/asound.state, opt/alsa"
into the filetool.list, plus
"/init.d/alsasound start" and "/usr/sbin/alsactl restore"
into the bootlocal.sh.   
Still I have to do the whole alsaconf stuff before having sound.               

My hardware is pci intel8x0.

At this moment I can have a part of it configured by doing first
"/opt/alsa/alsasetup (just the command, without the other staps)" than "modprobe snd-intel8x0" plus "alsactl restore"
With this I can play wav files in xmms if configured with alsa (not oss, as it is by default).
Soundtracker on the contrary doesn't peep.                                     

3  MyDSL Extensions / Extension Development / Re: recording sound on: October 09, 2014, 02:37:24 PM
Thanks for the advice

It's solved.
In Audacity I enabled the "input gain" line to record.
So, when I open Dmix and, in the upper left corner I choose "input gain" to push the "rec" button there; it works

4  MyDSL Extensions / Extension Development / recording sound on: October 08, 2014, 07:55:19 AM

I have the latest stable dsl installed with oss sound.
When I'm using soundtracker and, I want to record something with the build-in recorder, it doesn't work.
So then I open audacity to do it. I've noticed that from that moment on (when audacity is working and, I have been recording something) recording with soundtracker also works.
That means that audacity installs something (maybe a module, a driver, or library) that enables the entire system to record.
Does anyone have a clou what that might be, so I can enable/install it by default.

5  MyDSL Extensions / Extension Development / Re: synchronal stopwatch on: April 25, 2014, 11:19:45 AM
When I have a video file compound of several other files, in which I had to change volume, I must synchronize every sound file separately, so I have to know the right place to begin each take.
What do you think I can do with ffmpeg?
6  MyDSL Extensions / Extension Development / Re: synchronal stopwatch on: April 22, 2014, 06:56:23 AM
I need time displayed in, at least hundredth of seconds to adjust sound-delay in Audacity.
7  MyDSL Extensions / Extension Development / Re: synchronal stopwatch on: April 21, 2014, 08:42:49 AM
total=0;nl=$'\n';key=go; while [[ $key != 's' ]]; do result=$( (time read -sn1; echo "$REPLY") 2>&1 );result=${result/$nl/ };key=${result#* };lap=${result% *}; thou=${lap#0};thou=${thou/.};let total+=$thou;echo "Lap $lap"; done; echo "Total ${total:0:${#total} - 3}.${total: -3:3}"

This one looks interesting to me. I had managed to have those lap-times addition-ed instead of separated. But when it begins to count more than 1 minute it keeps on counting only seconds. For that the next one could be better, but that one can't be started together with mplayer. I thought I'll mix the 2 watches together, but it seems to be in different languages. I'm a new-by in scripting. I also noticed that when I start mplayer, in "the terminal" it gives the elapsed seconds (like the first stopwatch) , so if I could put that in an order of "minutes, seconds, milliseconds",...      But where? I have been searching, and nothing appeared.


# A command line Stopwatch

# License: LGPLv2
# Author:
#    http://www.pixelbeat.org/
# Notes:
#    This script starts a few processes per lap, in addition to
#    the shell loop processing, so the assumption is made that
#    this takes an insignificant amount of time compared to
#    the response time of humans (~.1s) (or the keyboard
#    interrupt rate (~.05s)).
#    '?' for splits must be entered twice if characters
#    (erroneously) entered before it (on the same line).
#    '?' since not generating a signal may be slightly delayed
#    on heavily loaded systems.
#    Lap timings on ubuntu may be slightly delayed due to:
#    https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/62511
# Changes:
#    V1.0, 23 Aug 2005, Initial release
#    V1.1, 26 Jul 2007, Allow both splits and laps from single invocation.
#                       Only start timer after a key is pressed.
#                       Indicate lap number
#                       Cache programs at startup so there is less error
#                       due to startup delays.
#    V1.2, 01 Aug 2007, Work around `date` commands that don't have nanoseconds.
#                       Use stty to change interrupt keys to space for laps etc.
#                       Ignore other input as it causes problems.
#    V1.3, 01 Aug 2007, Testing release.
#    V1.4, 02 Aug 2007, Various tweaks to get working under ubuntu and Mac OS X.
#    V1.5, 27 Jun 2008, set LANG=C as got vague bug report about it.

export LANG=C

ulimit -c 0   #no cores from SIGQUIT
trap '' TSTP  #ignore Ctrl-Z just in case
save_tty=`stty -g` && trap "stty $save_tty" EXIT #restore tty on exit
stty quit ' ' #space for laps rather than Ctrl-\
stty eof  '?' #? for splits rather than Ctrl-D
stty -echo    #don't echo input

cache_progs() {
    stty > /dev/null
    date > /dev/null
    grep . < /dev/null
    (echo "import time" | python) 2> /dev/null
    bc < /dev/null
    sed '' < /dev/null
    printf '1' > /dev/null
    /usr/bin/time false 2> /dev/null
    cat < /dev/null
cache_progs #to minimise startup delay

date +%s.%N | grep -qF 'N' && use_python=1 #if `date` doesn't have nanoseconds
now() {
    if [ "$use_python" ]; then
        echo "import time; print time.time()" 2>/dev/null | python
        printf "%.2f" `date +%s.%N`

fmt_seconds() {
    mins=`echo $seconds/60 | bc`
    if [ "$mins" != "0" ]; then
        seconds=`echo "$seconds - ($mins*60)" | bc`
        echo "$mins:$seconds"
        echo "$seconds"

total() {
    total=`echo "$end - $start" | bc`
    fmt_seconds $total

stop() {
    [ "$lapped" ] && lap "$laptime" "display"

lap() {
    laptime=`echo "$1" | sed -n 's/.*real[^0-9.]*\(.*\)/\1/p'`
    [ ! "$laptime" -o "$laptime" = "0.00" ] && return #signals too frequent
    laptotal=`echo $laptime+0$laptotal | bc`
    if [ "$2" = "display" ]; then
        lapcount=`echo 0$lapcount+1 | bc`
        laptime=`fmt_seconds $laptotal`
        echo $laptime "($lapcount)"

echo -n "Space for lap | ? for split | Ctrl-C to stop | Space to start...">&2

while true; do
    trap true INT QUIT #set signal handlers
    laptime=`/usr/bin/time -p 2>&1 cat >/dev/null`
    trap '' INT QUIT #ignore signals within this script
    if [ $ret -eq 1 -o $ret -eq 2 -o $ret -eq 130 ]; then #SIGINT = stop
        [ ! "$start" ] && { echo >&2; exit; }
    elif [ $ret -eq 3 -o $ret -eq 131 ]; then #SIGQUIT = lap
        if [ ! "$start" ]; then
            start=`now` || exit 1
            echo >&2
        lap "$laptime" "display"
    else #eof = split
        [ ! "$start" ] && continue
        lap "$laptime" #update laptotal
8  MyDSL Extensions / Extension Development / Re: synchronal stopwatch on: April 18, 2014, 08:12:52 AM
Thanks for the information but,

every stopwatch has a start-button.
I want that button to be activated at appearance from the command line if possible. So that I can do "mplayer myfile.avi | stopwatch (-?)".
It's as if I want to launch Audacity with "audacity myfile.mp3 -start", and it already runs when it appears, which it doesn't by default.

9  MyDSL Extensions / Extension Development / synchronal stopwatch on: April 17, 2014, 01:45:50 PM

 When I'm doing video stuff, I have found out that a combination of Mplayer with a stopwatch works fine to make sound and image going synchronal later on in Avidemux and Audacity. As a result of my low cpu (=666MHz), Avidemux isn't synchronal.
I managed to install a stopwatch from Debian Etch. The only problem now is that I can't launch it (started) together with Mplayer . I always have to start the stopwatch manually after appearance, which is tricky.
So I was wandering if someone knows about a stopwatch install-able in DSL, that can be launched "started" at appearance?
I Thought that maybe there is a possibility with Xmacro. (Recording mouse and keyboard events). But when I run Xmacrorec my mouse dont work anymore. To make a script for Xmacroplay, I haven't enough knowledge yet.

10  MyDSL Extensions / System / ubuntuone on: February 14, 2014, 01:27:13 PM

Can someone tell me if it is possible to access Ubuntuone with FTP (file transfer protocol) in DSL?
I have tried to do it after installing Python2.4, but it still gives the next error:...

"sys:1: DeprecationWarning: Non-ASCII character '\x9f' in file u1ftp-0.1.zip on line 2, but no encoding declared; see http://www.python.org/peps/pep-0263.html for details
File "u1ftp-0.1.zip", line 1
SyntaxError: invalid syntax"

I can't enter it the normal way via the web.

11  MyDSL Extensions / Net / Re: alt-gr-keys in firefox 2.0 on: November 05, 2013, 04:44:39 AM
I have added "dsl lang=be" to the menu.lst and ... it works !

12  MyDSL Extensions / Net / alt-gr-keys in firefox 2.0 on: November 04, 2013, 05:10:36 PM

I'm using a hard drive install, latest stable version of dsl. I have a be-latin1 keyboard setting, and when I am on the internet with a Firefox-like browser, my @ key (and all other alt gr+keys) wont work. If I just have run xsetup.sh it "does", but after reboot no more. Dillo is the only browser which print it, but I tried to login my yahoo mail with Dillo (I need @ to login), than there is a problem with cookies (that version of Dillo is to old I think, because in the cookiesrc, cookies are enabled with "#default exept". Can anyone tell me what I can do to have another shortcut for @. I allready tried to put echo @ in the jwmkeysrc but it failed (it than writes it into the text part of the system, that you can see with "ctrl+alt+f1").
13  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Re: configuring packages on: April 22, 2013, 01:32:27 PM
14  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Re: configuring packages on: April 21, 2013, 06:59:49 AM

that explains a lot.
"Sourcecode package" does that mean, from "Sourceforge", or is that from Debian in our (DSL) case?
What I allso wanted to know is: When I want to start an installed package and the output is: errot while loading shared libraries (eg) 'gimpprint.so.1' no such file or directory, and I can't find gimpprint.so.1, why should this than work with gimpprint.dev?

Thanks again
15  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / configuring packages on: April 19, 2013, 09:04:54 AM

To install packages of sourceforge (for instance), I need to configure them first. Meanwhile I know it is possible to do "make" and "make install" with gcc, but how will I be able to do "./configure"? Is there a package in Debian I can install for it? Or what?
I have to mention that I have a full hd installation.

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