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Can I use my Flikr account for the screensaver?
« on: November 10, 2008, 10:48:22 pm »
Instead of, or along with the default flikr photos, is it possible to auto download pics from my personal flikr account? My family and my wifes family all share a single flikr account and I would like to have these images auto download like the default LMCE ones. I am not sure if this is possible, if it is where would l change the path at?
Thanks,
Krys

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Re: Can I use my Flikr account for the screensaver?
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2008, 09:56:32 am »
Take a look at /usr/pluto/bin/flickr.pl - should be straight forward

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Re: Can I use my Flikr account for the screensaver?
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2008, 05:17:30 pm »

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Re: Can I use my Flikr account for the screensaver?
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2008, 05:33:09 pm »
perfect guys, thanks for the help this is going to be sweeet

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Re: Can I use my Flikr account for the screensaver?
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2008, 05:47:55 am »
I finally got around to trying flickrfetcher out, when I try to install I get this error

doc  files  README  rev  setup-kubuntu  setup-linuxmce  src
linuxmce@dcerouter:~/flickrfetchr$ ./setup-linuxmce
/usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:in `gem_original_require': no such file to load -- commandline/optionparser (LoadError)
        from /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:in `require'
        from ./setup-linuxmce:31
linuxmce@dcerouter:~/flickrfetchr$

does this give any clues as to what I am doing wrong?
I installed ruby and rubygems but I am not sure if I did those correctly.
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Krys

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Re: Can I use my Flikr account for the screensaver?
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2008, 07:29:41 pm »
I don't think that is a LMCE problem or a problem with the flickr screensaver, it appears to be a generic Ruby error:
http://www.ruby-forum.com/topic/126472

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Re: Can I use my Flikr account for the screensaver?
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2008, 09:06:13 pm »
do you think that it has anything to do with the version of ruby or ruby gems that I am running? I just saw on the requirements that you needed these two programs so I installed the latest versions.

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Re: Can I use my Flikr account for the screensaver?
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2008, 04:59:52 pm »
Does anyone know of a step by step guide for installing Ruby and or Ruby Gems? I think this is my issues, but I the documentation that I have been able to find so far is fairly vague.
-Krys

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Re: Can I use my Flikr account for the screensaver?
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2008, 09:41:43 am »
inuxmce@dcerouter:~/flickrfetchr$ ./setup-linuxmce
/usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:in `gem_original_require': no such file to load -- commandline/optionparser (LoadError)
        from /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:in `require'
        from ./setup-linuxmce:31

This error message is saying that the "commandline" gem is not installed.  Try this:

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sudo gem install commandline

HTH,
Roy

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Re: Can I use my Flikr account for the screensaver?
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2008, 09:59:59 am »
BTW, flickrfetchr is now available on github if you want to fork it.

http://github.com/royw/flickrfetchr


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Re: Can I use my Flikr account for the screensaver?
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2008, 09:01:12 pm »
BTW, flickrfetchr is now available on github if you want to fork it.

http://github.com/royw/flickrfetchr



What exactly does fork it mean? lol
Also thanks for the response, I have been dying to get this to work.

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Re: Can I use my Flikr account for the screensaver?
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2008, 09:18:48 pm »
I tried to install command line and this is what I got

linuxmce@dcerouter:~$ sudo gem install commandline
[sudo] password for linuxmce:
/usr/bin/gem:10:Warning: Gem::manage_gems is deprecated and will be removed on or after March 2009.
/usr/bin/gem:23: uninitialized constant Gem::GemRunner (NameError)
linuxmce@dcerouter:~$


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Re: Can I use my Flikr account for the screensaver?
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2008, 10:50:20 pm »
I was wondering, could this be used as a drop in replacement for the old flickr.pl script without having to register and all?  The flickr.pl script is currently b0rked under 0810 alpha1, and this sounds like a nice alternative with more/better features.  But I just don't think everyone would appreciate the hassle of having to register.
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Re: Can I use my Flikr account for the screensaver?
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2008, 11:14:17 pm »
It's been awhile, but IIRC only a few groups are available unauthenticated.  I'll see what can be done.

Currently fighting the stupid kubuntu package manager (I really, really prefer gentoo's portage).  gem is up to v1.3.1, but apparently all kubuntu knows about is v1.1.1.  Or at least I haven't found the obscure magical combination for it to find the latest and greatest.


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Re: Can I use my Flikr account for the screensaver?
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2008, 11:25:29 pm »
It's been awhile, but IIRC only a few groups are available unauthenticated.  I'll see what can be done.

Currently fighting the stupid kubuntu package manager (I really, really prefer gentoo's portage).  gem is up to v1.3.1, but apparently all kubuntu knows about is v1.1.1.  Or at least I haven't found the obscure magical combination for it to find the latest and greatest.

Wouldn't it be possible to set the defaults to whatever the flickr.pl was grabbing? (you'll have to forgive my ignorance, I never looked into it either way).

I'm having trouble even making out the version of the gem package in ubuntu, do you think a higher version needed then is included in Intrepid? 

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