Jonathan Arbib

Tag: open source

Open Source Video Wall

by on Aug.20, 2011, under RU Projects

 

This project will enable the student to learn the following concepts

  • Linux
    • Installing and running a Linux System
    • Installing software from source (compiling and running)
  • Configure an Open Source Video Wall using NMM. See link here.
  • Planning and designing the environment where the video wall will reside.
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Open Source Dropbox alternative

by on Jul.13, 2011, under Tech Junk

I have been using Dropbox now for quiet a while, and I have to say that it is a fantastic piece of software. The only limitation? Space! I know you can get extra space for a fee, but that is not fun when compared to being able to host your OWN DropBox-like software and store as much as you want (especially if you own a NAS on your network, and you have a good internet connection)! As you all know I am a big fan of Open Source software, so I have been looking around now for some time to something that will run problem-free on a Debian system (yes, I am Debian fan, sorry!). So far the alternatives that I have found are the most common ones that have also been mentioned in this blog here and here; but let me recap it for you:

  • iFolder – by Novell, but only runs (effortlessly) on OpenSuse. I have had so many troubles trying to get this running on Debian, even as a DomU, with no luck.
  • Sparkleshare – Is a new project that has been running for not very long (version 0.2 is out as of the date of this post). It seems to have a nice front-end but lacks slightly on the backend. There is a nice article here regarding integrating sparkleshare with lipsync.

I will probably keep my eyes out for sparkleshare. You can even Follow them on Twitter to get their latest updates.

 

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PTY allocation request failed on channel 0

by on Aug.13, 2010, under Tech Junk

When installing a new virtual machine (Lenny) you may get this error:

PTY allocation request failed on channel 0

stdin: is not a tty

To fix this do the following:

Add the following line to /etc/fstab (in the domU):

none /dev/pts devpts defaults 0 0

Then run:

mkdir /dev/pts
mount /dev/pts

Enjoy!

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Installing opentracker – A Torrent Tracker

by on Dec.23, 2009, under Tutorials

Homepage: http://erdgeist.org/arts/software/opentracker/

If you get an error like this:

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iffleydeb:~/opentracker/opentracker# make
cc -o opentracker opentracker.o trackerlogic.o scan_urlencoded_query.o
[...]
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lz
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make: *** [opentracker] Error 1
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Then run the following command

apt-get install libzip-dev libzip1
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