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  • in reply to: Rygel DLNA problem #4114

    Vince
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    I can’t really help you with Rygel, not used that for a long time and didn’t get great results then. I can only suggest either heading to the project’s Bugzilla or contacting a developer on IRC as recommended on the Rygel wiki.

    I can recommend Kodi though, yes Kodi is not just a great ten-foot-display media player. Together with it’s excellent media library abilities Kodi is the best DLNA server I’ve used.

    in reply to: New here #4099

    Vince
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    Hi DM,

    Thanks for your query, as I’ve just posted in another thread, there has been some understandable concerns from a few members of the community that there has not been a Chapeau release based on Fedora 25. The reasons for this has been attributed to dev resource (ie. my time) and technical issues (a number of offline problems but mainly the livecdcreator tools that the project has relied on for builds are broken in the f25 cycle, the livecdcreator issues seems to have been addressed in the rawhide repos).

    Whilst some of the technical issues delaying Chapeau 25 have been addressed the next Chapeau release is likely to be based on f26 considering the timing.

    This does not stop any Chapeau users updating their Chapeau 24 systems to Chapeau 25 using dnf if they want as the Chapeau 25 repo was made avaiable before the release of f25 but users can just as easily skip 25.

    Vin

    in reply to: new user #4098

    Vince
    Keymaster

    Ha

    Thanks for your feedback.
    The Chapeau project has been alive since 2013 and is not dead.

    There has been some understandable concerns from a few more vociferous members of the community that there has not been a Chapeau release based on Fedora 25. The reasons for this has been attributed to dev resource (ie. my time) and technical issues (a number of offline problems but mainly the livecdcreator tools that the project has relied on for build are broken in the f25 cycle, the livecdcreator issues seems to have been addressed in the rawhide repos).

    Whilst some of the technical issues blocking Chapeau 25 have been addressed the next Chapeau release is likely to be based on f26 considering the timing.

    This does not stop any Chapeau users updating their Chapeau 24 systems to Chapeau 25 using dnf if they want as the packages are there but users can just as easily skip 25.

    Hope that answers your queries

    Vin

    in reply to: DLNA #4097

    Vince
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    Thanks for your suggestion Steve

    in reply to: New user #4096

    Vince
    Keymaster

    Glad you’re enjoying Chapeau Steve.

    All the best!

    in reply to: timed background image change #4072

    Vince
    Keymaster

    Here you go, main problem was you had a rogue ‘}’ hanging around.

    in reply to: timed background image change #4069

    Vince
    Keymaster

    Yes I was starting to think that this xml might have been one you’d created rather than one from Gnome or Fedora. BTW you don’t have to stick your own ones under chapeau, you can for example create your own subdirectory such as /usr/share/backgrounds/lesley and throw your own stuff in there.

    Anyway the animated wallpaper you created with your xml file, if successful should show in the backgrounds tool as an animated/transitional background signified by a little clock symbol as highlighted in this screenshot…
    animated_wallpaper_selection
    … no need to use the tweak tool.

    In your xml snippet you’ve defined a transition duration of 1800 seconds but prior to that, have you defined a start time?
    For example in the adwaita-timed wallpaper touched on in my previous post it precedes the static element with a starttime element. I presume that if you do not define a start time your transitions will never start.
    Example:

    Vin

    in reply to: timed background image change #4064

    Vince
    Keymaster

    Hi Leslie,

    You will find your backgrounds in the appropriate subdirectory under /usr/share/backgrounds. Background information such as titles, image sizes & ratios, colour effects and animation info are all stored as a schema defined in the album’s XML file which is usually found in the same location as the images.

    The ‘Adwaita Timed’ animated album for example is defined by /usr/share/backgrounds/gnome/adwaita-timed.xml

    Hope that helps,

    Vin

    in reply to: Forgotten Password #4062

    Vince
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    As discussed on Facebook, as you don’t know the root password either you’ll need to boot from a Linux live disk like the Chapeau live disk you installed onto your system and change the root password within a chroot on the system disk.

    To elaborate now I’ve got more room on the forum, one would do this as follows;

    * Boot your Chapeau live USB disk or DVD.

    * Find the system disk that Chapeau is installed on. You can use Gnome’s Disks application or sudo fdisk -l in a terminal. For this example let’s assume it is /dev/sda1 which is the first filesystem on the first disk.

    * Open a terminal and mount the filesystem;
    sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt

    * You should now be able to see the contents of the mounted disk;
    ls /mnt
    … to ensure you’ve mounted the right filesystem, displaying the contents of the fedora-release file should show the Chapeau release name
    cat /mnt/etc/fedora-release

    * Open a chroot session on the disk and change the root password and you might as well reset your user account’s password while you’re there;

    * Reboot back into your Chapeau installation and use your new passwords.

    in reply to: Hardware Helper + Nvidia Proprietary Driver install = dead box #4053

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    Well yum is no longer a thing on Chapeau & Fedora. Running the yum command invokes the yum plugin for dnf.
    That aside try;

    dnf remove chapeau-nvidia-current akmod-nvidia

    in reply to: Hardware Helper + Nvidia Proprietary Driver install = dead box #4051

    Vince
    Keymaster

    Your system is not dead, sounds like it’s booting just fine but the Nvidia proprietary driver has failed to compile after the install and so your graphical environment isn’t loading. This can unfortunately happen on kernel modules managed with akmod such as the Nvidia driver package from RPMFusion (the package hht is installing for you along with its dependencies).

    You can just switch to a console and uninstall and/or reinstall it and try agin.

    To switch to one of the consoles available on tty2 through to tty6 simply use the key combinations [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[F2] through to [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[F6]. This is common across most Linux systems. [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[F1] takes you back to your default “graphical” tty.

    Once you’re logged in to a console and assuming you have a working internet connection, just run the following to reinstall the proprietory Nvidia graphics driver;
    sudo dnf reinstall chapeau-nvidia-current

    HTH

    Vin

    in reply to: Hi there Hat people! #4049

    Vince
    Keymaster

    Cheers Alin,

    Enjoy

    in reply to: Video playback with Nvidia G98 [GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 2] #4048

    Vince
    Keymaster

    Disable your browser’s flash plugin.
    Flash video is not able to do vsync so you get screen tearing.

    in reply to: Installing Spotify #4044

    Vince
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    Yes I use the Spotify Linux client.

    The real question why on earth are you trying to run an apt command for Ubuntu on a Fedora based distro?

    Install negativo17’s Spotify package for Fedora and enjoy.

    Vin

    in reply to: Target date for Chapeau 25 #4040

    Vince
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    Hi Leslie,

    I am hoping to have an ISO release ready by the end of this month. As always all milestones are announced on the blog when available and I can recommend subscribing to the rss feed to keep up to date on announcements.

    Currently you may have noticed that the Chapeau 25 repository has actually been available for 3 weeks and Chapeau system-upgrades work just fine. The upgrade procedure is just the same as the one for upgrading to Chapeau 24, just specify 25 as the value for the releasever option.
    I haven’t published an announcement declaring system-upgrades to 25 “ready” yet because not all the Chapeau packages are yet finished, the important ones are though.

    Currently there’s more issues with redoing the build-kit than anything else as the old ISO build method is now obsolete.

    HTH

    Vin

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