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  • D-Dan replied to the topic Webcams in the forum Linux Talk 4 days, 9 hours ago

    Glad the HP worked. I have one the desktop for ad hoc use, and one plugged into a Pi running MotionEyeOS as surveillance. Both work a treat.

  • D-Dan replied to the topic New monitor – maybe in the forum PC Talk 4 days, 18 hours ago

    Just a quick update. The monitor arrived on Sunday, and it’s huge. After adjusting the default settings (which were, frankly, horrible, causing a muddy image with poor contrast – I think in no small part due to the colour temperature used) I now have a crisp, clear picture with good contrast ratio.

    I was expecting to have to adjust fonts to…[Read more]

  • D-Dan replied to the topic Webcams in the forum Linux Talk 1 week ago

    My original was a slip of the keyboard. It’s the HPs that I have, and work faultlessly (including the audio).

    My apologies, my bad.

  • D-Dan replied to the topic New monitor – maybe in the forum PC Talk 1 week ago

    Well, it seems like a hot item. All sellers across Amazon ran out by Wednesday. Late yesterday, it reappeared with just 9 in stock. By this morning, it was down to six. Now, it’s down to 5 (on account of, I ordered one).

    Delivery expected tomorrow. 🙂

  • D-Dan replied to the topic Webcams in the forum Linux Talk 1 week, 1 day ago

    I’m pretty sure they are this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/HP-Webcam-2300-Entry-720p/dp/B0087UIJKI

    No additional drivers needed on Linux – V4L works just fine.

  • D-Dan replied to the topic PC World… in the forum PC Talk 1 week, 1 day ago

    Whenever I’ve been to PCWorld I just tell ’em I’m a Linux user. They go away of their own accord, then.

  • D-Dan replied to the topic Webcams in the forum Linux Talk 1 week, 2 days ago

    I have two Logitech HD cameras (one on the desktop and one on an RPi) and they work fine on both. V4L legacy was dropped, and support for her webcam may have gone with it.

    This won’t translate directly, but take a read of the Arch wiki and see if it helps. https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/webcam_setup#V4L1_support

  • D-Dan replied to the topic Libre Office oddity in the forum Software Talk 1 week, 4 days ago

    Just plucking at straws, but could it be a RAM issue?

  • D-Dan replied to the topic New monitor – maybe in the forum PC Talk 1 week, 4 days ago

    For the price, it looks like a bargain, and as the centre piece where most have a TV, more than adequate.

    I suspect I’ll order on Friday for delivery at weekend.

  • D-Dan replied to the topic New monitor – maybe in the forum PC Talk 1 week, 4 days ago

    VESA mount is not an issue. desk stand will work just fine (As it happens, nether the Samsung nor the HannsG have VESA mounts either, but I have a floating hydraulic arm with a monitor clamp, so job done)

  • D-Dan started the topic New monitor – maybe in the forum PC Talk 1 week, 4 days ago

    I’m posting in PC Talk, taking PC to be Personal Computer, and NOT Windows machine.

    Background is, I don’t possess a TV. I use my computer for all my entertainment, and currently have a 27″ Samsung HD monitor. I’m thinking of replacing it with…[Read more]

  • I got a Ugee tablet last year, which is very handy for texture painting and GIMP. Having said that, I’ve been using pencil and paper for the past 50 years, so probably helps.

  • D-Dan replied to the topic Forumite in the forum Other Stuff 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Before my time (I’ve only been in Warrington for 3 years), and it burned down, did it not? And the old dude that was famous there died last year, so old history (for a New Town) now.

    Bridge Street on a Friday or Saturday particularly is pretty much a “don’t go if you don’t want a fight” place now, though fortunately, my tastes are somewhat…[Read more]

  • D-Dan started the topic Friend posted son in the forum Other Stuff 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    A friend posted a photo of his son. The pose was too perfect, so I did a little modification in Blender.

  • D-Dan replied to the topic Script Issues in the forum Linux Talk 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    I’ve only ever used convert for changing the filetype. It’s no issue to copy out the file for mogrify (as my script does). The original slideshow folder is untouched, and I can’t say I’ve ever noticed any speed issues caused by the copy. That’s probably more to do with modern hardware making it trivial, but there you go.

  • D-Dan replied to the topic Forumite in the forum Other Stuff 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Don’t say that. My fourth NY in Warrington tonight and never had any problems. Mind you, I avoid Bridge Street year round. Is that, perhaps, where you went wrong?

    Nevertheless, it’ll be the 9 Gallon for me 🙂

  • I’m still using it, and almost without thinking about it now. However, for precision movement, particularly in Blender, I tend to swap between this and the mouse, though I’m sure it’s just muscle training.

  • D-Dan started the topic BBCodes in the forum Group logo of Forumite OriginalsForumite Originals 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Hate to say this, and it’s the first time I’ve used it, but the BBCode here corrupts bash scripts posted in < code > tags. Case in point at https://forumite.co.uk/forums/topic/script-issues/.

    Is there a way to disable BBCode in code blocks?

  • D-Dan replied to the topic Script Issues in the forum Linux Talk 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Oh, and the config file for the parameters:

    /path/to/pictures/
    180
    160x120

    Hell, just noticed in the script post the forum corrupted the script by replacing “" with "” tags.`

    OK. Dunno how to fix this. the < code > tags need to be replaced by back leaning ‘

  • D-Dan replied to the topic Script Issues in the forum Linux Talk 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    try mogrify (which I’m pretty sure, though not 100% certain) is a part of the imagemagic suite). This is a script I use to resize images for a small slideshow in a conky display (oddly, one of the few scripts I wrote for myself that I actually documented).

    #!/bin/bash
    # Have the script recognise spaces in directory paths and filenames
    #set…
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