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1.1 Cookbook

Galicaster is dependant on the hardware installed on the units so we provide some guides to install and configure of the most commom cards used along this software. We also include some instructions to help you fix the access to those cards and the application on the operative system.

Drivers installation and configuration:


UDEV rules

Create the file /etc/udev/rules.d/galicaster.rules, which will contain the udev rules that will be applied to the devices.

Use the following command to find out the value of ATTR{name} for a specific device:

   $ udevadm info --attribute-walk --name=${device}

substituting "${device}" for the device's mount point, for example:

   $ udevadm info --attribute-walk --name=/dev/video0
   $ udevadm info --attribute-walk --name=/dev/video1 | grep name

(e.g. /dev/video0)

These are some configuration examples:

KERNEL=="video[0-9]*", ATTR{name}=="Epiphan VGA2USB #V2U19350", GROUP="video", SYMLINK+="screen"
KERNEL=="video[0-9]*", ATTR{name}=="ivtv0 encoder MPG", GROUP="video", SYMLINK+="camera"
KERNEL=="video[0-9]*", ATTR{name}=="UVC Camera (046d:0821)", GROUP="video", SYMLINK+="webcam"
KERNEL=="video[0-9]*", ATTR{name}=="ivtv0 encoder MPG", GROUP="video", SYMLINK+="haucamera"
KERNEL=="video[0-9]*", ATTR{name}=="ivtv0 encoder YUV", GROUP="video", SYMLINK+="hauprevideo"
KERNEL=="video[0-9]*", ATTR{name}=="ivtv0 encoder PCM", GROUP="audio", SYMLINK+="haupreaudio"

For newer Epiphan drivers:

KERNEL=="video[0-9]*", ATTR{name}=="vga2usb", SYMLINK+="screen"

Galicaster Launcher & Autostart

If you want to make a launcher to run galicaster through the visual interface you may follow these instructions:

  • Copy docs/autostart/galicaster.svg to /usr/share/icons.
  • Copy docs/autostart/galicaster.destktop to {{usr/share/applications.
    • Now you have galicaster on your Unity interface.
  • Run Galicaster and Lock the launcher of the dock.
  • Drag the GC icon to the desktop.
    • If the GC logo doesn't show, right-button on the file, go to Properties, choose the tab Permissions and check Allow executing file as a program.
    • You can resize it by clicking right-button on the launcher, go to Resize Icon... .

To make galicaster start as the operative system loads do the following:

  • Copy docs/autostart/galicaster.desktop to ~/.config/autostart.

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