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Users / gpodder integration scripts
« on: June 29, 2009, 06:09:31 am »
I have been using gpodder to download my audio and video podcasts for quite some time now. It has a very strange file folder structure and file names, so I found a couple of nice scripts that fix that problem. Then I got tired of no ID3 information associated with the files and fixed up the script to write some of them out. I am still having some problems with it dumping out incompatible ID3v2 codes that LinuxMCE can't seem to read (nor can the command line id3v2).

Here is the file I put in cron.daily, you will have to change the paths and users:
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su -c "gpodder -r" youruser
su -c "python /path/to/script/ --yes /mnt/device/yourdevice/public/data/videos/podcastlink" youruser > /dev/null

Run sudo apt-get install gpodder to get gpodder installed. Then run gpodder as your favorite user and subscribe to all the podcasts you want. Put that username into the cron script above. Save the attached python script somewhere and put that location in the cron script as well. Change the long path to where you want your podcasts to appear in your filesystem. It MUST be on the same hard drive as the original files because this script creates a hard link to those files.

This script will give id3v1 tags for now until I can figure out how to get fully compatible tags out of it.

Disclaimer: I don't know python at all. If anyone knows how to fix the ID3v2 tagging problem, please let me know! :-)

Users / Screensaver stretched photos
« on: June 17, 2009, 07:50:34 am »
I am running 8.10 alpha2 (amazingly stable, I might add) and have a small problem with the photo screensaver. On my 1920x1080 screen, all my photos are stretched horizontally rather horrifically. The ones from flikr didn't seem to have any issues. I have been pouring through every config setting I can see and even went through database tables just now but to no avail. Any ideas where I can fix this?

Users / Web Orbiter problem
« on: June 11, 2009, 05:12:59 am »
I installed Alpha2 and have followed the instructions to install a web orbiter. All went well except that it doesn't work. :( I looked in the device log file and find the following repeated ad nauseum:

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Attempting to create socket on host port 3461 ... OK.
socket_connect() failed.
Reason: (111) Connection refused
Closing socket ... OK.

I've searched and found nothing. Any ideas?

Users / LMCE Launch Manager core dumping
« on: May 18, 2009, 05:28:36 am »
I rebooted my system (7.10) a few days ago and I noticed it was acting a little strangely. I logged in and noticed that it was completely out of disk space on the root partition. Odd, I thought. I traced the disk space to an extra 17G of core dumps in /home/coredump/1/ and discovered that lmce launch manager was crashing out a few times per second.

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/usr/pluto/bin/ line 31:  2789 Segmentation fault      $LM_BINARY --nofork
/usr/pluto/bin/ line 31:  2790 Segmentation fault      $LM_BINARY --nofork
/usr/pluto/bin/ line 31:  2791 Segmentation fault      $LM_BINARY --nofork
/usr/pluto/bin/ line 31:  2792 Segmentation fault      $LM_BINARY --nofork
/usr/pluto/bin/ line 31:  2793 Segmentation fault      $LM_BINARY --nofork

I then tried to start it manually:
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DCOP aborting call from 'anonymous-19637' to 'kded'
kded: ERROR: Communication problem with kded, it probably crashed.
Segmentation fault

Now I have no idea what is going on. If I run it with the display set to my workstation, the launch manager comes up on my screen. This is a hybrid core that really doesn't need to be a hybrid, just a dedicated core. I'm debating installing the alpha2 version since it will most definitely be more stable than my box currently is. :)  Any help?

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