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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Project: converting an old laptop into a digital TV recorder / decoder

    update to the above:

    the http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Xorg_R..._useful_things link no longer gives the 45custom_xrandr-settings file in a readily cut-and-pasteable form, so here's the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: change wallpaper by calendar date

    Hi grahammechanical,

    screenshot of the Appearances panel attached. It seems to show the images listed in /usr/share/gnome-background-properties/ubuntu-wallpapers.xml, and the current date's...
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    [ubuntu] Re: change wallpaper by calendar date

    The background showed yesterday's cartoon on start-up today, with the crontab as it was on my previous posting. Think I'm going to avoid drastic measures, and stick with the .xml. Thanks for your...
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    [ubuntu] Re: change wallpaper by calendar date

    Screenshots of output of ps -ef | grep cron and updated crontab file attached. cron log was blank.

    The background altered to the desired cartoon.
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    [ubuntu] Re: change wallpaper by calendar date

    The script works when run from a terminal (and incidentally alters the background shown in the System Settings window - see attached).

    Have not yet got it to work on startup. New crontab...
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    [ubuntu] Re: change wallpaper by calendar date

    To deal with the most recent posts in the order of posting:

    Re Derek Karpinski's: I have restarted the computer with a crontab which was blank (screenshot attached), while the .sh file was...
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    [ubuntu] Re: change wallpaper by calendar date

    Hi trikster_x,

    no joy I'm afraid. Updated changer programme, crontab screenshot and background chooser screenshot attached. Have tried the crontab with the farside calendar part of the changer...
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    [ubuntu] Re: change wallpaper by calendar date

    Hi trikster_x,

    your suggestion doesn't appear to work (which is not to say that it doesn't).

    I set the background to an unchanging plain colour, so the xml file should not be active.

    I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: change wallpaper by calendar date

    Don't remember that one. The attached is as close as I get.
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    [ubuntu] Re: change wallpaper by calendar date

    Thanks,

    think I've sorted it:

    date and time problem solution: change time and date in the .xml file to 1 AM Jan 1st of the current year (don't know how BST will affect this). Background...
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    [ubuntu] Re: change wallpaper by calendar date

    Thanks,

    the .xml file can be modified (using gksudo gedit in the terminal) so that the the background changed between wallpaper of my choice daily (see attached file - durations have been changed...
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    [ubuntu] change wallpaper by calendar date

    Hi,

    I'm wanting to change my wallpaper daily, so that for each date a particular wallpaper is shown (I have scans of a old Farside desk calendar, with a cartoon for each day, and I want to show...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: Virtualbox USB grey on Maverick, where is /proc/bus/usb?

    I am having a similar problem. I have the PUEL version of virtualbox 3.2.10, with ubuntu 10.10 as host and windows xp sp3 as guest. I have added my username to the vboxusers usergroup. Two of my...
  14. [ubuntu] Project: converting an old laptop into a digital TV recorder / decoder

    I thought I would post my experiences of this project for beginners like myself who might be interested in a similar project (in ubuntu 10.04).

    Start point:

    laptop: Dell Inspiron 4150...
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    [ubuntu] Re: S-Video to Scart is Black and White?

    Similar alternatives to this solution include:

    - connecting the sockets for pins 3 and 4 on the S-video socket with a small wire (see http://pinouts.ru/VideoCables/svhs_scart_pinout.shtml for pin...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: No xorg.conf found in /etc/X11 (Ubuntu 10.04)

    Please ignore my previous post. I've just re-read rainbowagent7's of June the 8th ("However it is supposed to work if you get a grey grid screen with the cursor.").

    Doh!

    Roger
  17. [ubuntu] Re: No xorg.conf found in /etc/X11 (Ubuntu 10.04)

    Hi,

    I'm looking to create a xorg.conf file, and have followed your suggestion (You can create an xorg.conf file by entering recovery mode (hold down shift at startup, or choose it from GRUB when...
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