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#61
General Discussion / Re: Home Security and Linux
February 07, 2018, 01:32:43 PM
Hi Rich

Depending on how many cameras you want and where you locate them around your home ip/wireless cameras would probably be the way to go, there is free software available called zoneminder although there may be others but that's the only one I know of, it's not something I've ever done although I've been giving it serious consideration lately for my business premises but haven't got round to it so I can't really offer any more insight but have a look here you might find what you're looking for

https://www.zoneminder.com/ (https://www.zoneminder.com/)


Good luck


Graeme
#62
Linux Support / Re: Artec Scanner SOLVED
February 01, 2018, 09:37:00 PM
Glad you got it working Rich :)





Graeme
#63
Linux Support / Re: Artec Scanner
January 31, 2018, 09:53:33 PM
Hi Rich

If you have the firmware files you have to place them in  /usr/share/sane/gt68xx/

Then

chmod 744 /usr/share/sane/gt68xx/<firmware filename>


Good luck


Graeme
#64
Linux Support / Re: Skype needs to be upgraded
January 24, 2018, 09:41:29 AM
Hi Woodward

To mark the thread solved go to the original post click "Modify" then change the title to

Skype needs to be upgraded (SOLVED) or (RESOLVED) whatever you prefer



Graeme
#65
Linux Support / Re: Backlight on Acer aspire One d250
January 23, 2018, 07:17:19 PM
I know little or nothing about this and I'm not on a laptop to test it but it may be possible to use xbacklight

something like xbacklight -set 10 which will drop the backlight level to 10% and if it works you can write a simple script with a a key combo to make the switch

if you want to try it ensure you have xbacklight installed by opening a terminal

sudo apt-get install xbacklight

then to check the current brightness level

xbacklight -get


Then post back the output (if any)


Good luck


Graeme




#66
Linux Support / Re: Peppermint 6 - unable to boot
January 23, 2018, 03:23:16 PM
Hi Kevin

Do you have a live USB/CD you can boot up from

If so can you boot up using a live disc open the terminal and post the output of the following command

fdisk -l


Graeme
#67
QuoteHi Graeme!  Welcome back!  I'd searched for some old posts of yours from the distant past and noticed you hadn't posted in a long while?  Hope all is well with you and a belated Happy New Year to you!

Thank you Rich it's good to be back, and a belated Happy New Year to you too and all my other friends here :)



Graeme
#68
Quoteor my old favourite (on a LAN) iptux .. though I haven't tested it in a while.

iptux works great, I use it to chat with my grand-daughter even though we're in the same room on different PC's it's a good fun way to help her with her spelling and grammar





Graeme