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    Default Quadriplegic needs help with software problem

    I'm a Quadripligelic here to ask for help in using OpenSUSE and if anyone is wondering how I'm using a computer then look up Smartnav by NaturalPoint for more info on guiding the cursor using head movements. Windows and Mac only. They have no plans for Linux, I already asked them.

    Linux now has a similar program which uses the webcam and its called Eviacam. It was developed in Catalonia and is free of charge. Its available along with the source code at Sourceforge.net. I have it working on Ubuntu 9.10 installed along with Windows 7 and I am looking for someone to help me install it to Open Suse which I find to be a beautiful and slick distro. Ive played around with it in Vbox and I find it to be clean compared with Ubuntu which is quite buggy.

    Can anyone help this Quad and all disabled people to get onto OpenSUSE? There is very little in the way of these types of assistive technologies for Linux because of the costs but the Eviacam looks to be a success so far.

    Thanks,
    Alex

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    Default Re: Quadriplegic needs help with software problem

    Quote Originally Posted by alexandre100
    I'm a Quadripligelic here to ask for help in using OpenSUSE and if
    anyone is wondering how I'm using a computer then look up Smartnav by
    NaturalPoint for more info on guiding the cursor using head movements.
    Windows and Mac only. They have no plans for Linux, I already asked
    them.

    Linux now has a similar program which uses the webcam and it’s called
    Eviacam. It was developed in Catalonia and is free of charge. It’s
    available along with the source code at Sourceforge.net. I have it
    working on Ubuntu 9.10 installed along with Windows 7 and I am looking
    for someone to help me install it to Open Suse which I find to be a
    beautiful and slick distro. I’ve played around with it in Vbox and I
    find it to be clean compared with Ubuntu which is quite buggy.

    Can anyone help this Quad and all disabled people to get onto OpenSUSE?
    There is very little in the way of these types of assistive technologies
    for Linux because of the costs but the Eviacam looks to be a success so
    far.

    Thanks,
    Alex
    Hi
    What version of openSUSE are you using?

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    Whilst testing and typing it seems Malcom has taken it on, perhaps it'll help Malcom with the leg work.

    Any way what i had typed out may help others looking to rebuild from a src.rpm.

    Mmm I can't test this but I did build it.

    Now I really can't remember exactly but here goes perhaps some with a build account will put it up for you.

    I got the rpm from here Fedora People now this is fore fedora so I had some dependencies to find. First I hit it with rpmbuild this then led me to missing devel libs specifically..

    opencv-devel wxGTK-devel libXtst-devel libXext-devel

    Now these are wrong, xorg-x11-libXext-devel is the Suse version and the other from my googling I suspect is provided by xorg-x11-devel. So after trcaking that down I ammended the spec file tbh I removed both and just added xorg-x11-devel this built fine. As for whether its working I think it is but can't find a device no surprise I've not got one plugged in.

    So ...

    1)
    Code:
    wget http://julian.fedorapeople.org/eviacam/packages/eviacam-1.2-1.fc12.src.rpm
    2)This will unpack it into the build environment at /usr/src/packages but fail with dependencies
    Code:
    rpmbuild --rebuild /path/to/file/eviacam-1.2-1.fc12.src.rpm
    3)
    Code:
    sudo zypper in opencv-devel wxGTK-devel xorg-x11-devel xorg-x11-libXext-devel gcc-c++
    4) So now the spec file fix. You need to open the spec file at and fix to look like this one Name: eviacam Version: 1.2 - Anonymous - maLCDzjU - Pastebin.com changing as the highlighted line.
    Code:
    kwrite /usr/src/packages/SPECS/eviacam.spec
    5)So now the spec file is fixed it should build fine with.
    Code:
    rpmbuild -bb /usr/src/packages/SPECS/eviacam.spec
    6)Install
    Code:
    sudo zypper in /usr/src/packages/RPMS/i586/eviacam-1.2-1.i586.rpm
    I going to suspect thats may be a little to convuluted hopefully someone else will persist further and put it onto a OBS home. Otherwise I've outline the way to achieve this.
    Man first, have a try at Info, have a look at Wiki, if all that fails Scroogle!!!!!
    If I've helped click on the Rep button I don't know what it does but it sounds cool.

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    Default Re: Quadriplegic needs help with software problem

    11.2 in Vbox on Windows 7 but I want to run it normally. For that I would need the rpm you created. Any chance I could try it?

    If not then I'll have to wait for more help. Did I mention I prefer Gnome or does that matter? Kde is fine I have no problems with it.

    Thanks for trying and for being the first to reply!

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    Default Re: Quadriplegic needs help with software problem

    Quote Originally Posted by alexandre100
    11.2 in Vbox on Windows 7 but I want to run it normally. For that I
    would need the rpm you created. Any chance I could try it?

    If not then I'll have to wait for more help. Did I mention I prefer
    Gnome or does that matter? Kde is fine I have no problems with it.

    Thanks for trying and for being the first to reply!
    Hi
    Just building on my netbook (as it has a webcam). I have some stuff to
    do today (yard work) so will get a look at it later on and
    (hopefully) put it up on the build service.

    @FeatherMonkey thanks was playing on Factory with it, but dropped back
    to 11.2 so thanks for that spec file

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    Default Re: Quadriplegic needs help with software problem

    I look forward to it - thanks again

    BTW how did you know it was also on the Fedora people page? I never once Googled up Eviacam on Fedora. That's amazing but I'm not crazy for Fedora. It's hugely popular now but it's beyond my comprehension as to why.

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    @alexandre100 I went to the src site and saw a fed rpm knowing that whilst different it is possible to tweak a Fed/RH src.rpm for Suse based system. I persisted and went looking for a src.rpm. So really just googled it. Unlike Malcom I have some very basic knowledge of rpm building so tend to borrow others work.

    @Malcom NP have to admit thought you might be the one to put it up, nearly deleted what I had typed but thought hell I started so I'll finish. Can't claim much for the spec except some google skills.

    As for libXtst-devel that baffled me a bit but I came to the conclusion the normal lib was in xorg-x11-lib. Therefore more hopefully guessed the x11-devel would be the one but having quite a clean environment I have to admit I downloaded a fair few deps.
    Man first, have a try at Info, have a look at Wiki, if all that fails Scroogle!!!!!
    If I've helped click on the Rep button I don't know what it does but it sounds cool.

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    Default Re: Quadriplegic needs help with software problem

    Quote Originally Posted by alexandre100
    I look forward to it - thanks again

    BTW how did you know it was also on the Fedora people page? I never
    once Googled up Eviacam on Fedora. That's amazing but I'm not crazy for
    Fedora. It's hugely popular now but it's beyond my comprehension as to
    why.
    Hi
    I use the advanced features here to find other rpms for possible
    conversion to openSUSE;
    http://rpm.pbone.net/

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    Default Re: Quadriplegic needs help with software problem

    Quote Originally Posted by FeatherMonkey
    As for libXtst-devel that baffled me a bit but I came to the conclusion
    the normal lib was in xorg-x11-lib. Therefore more hopefully guessed the
    x11-devel would be the one but having quite a clean environment I have
    to admit I downloaded a fair few deps.
    Hi
    I just looked at the library it was looking for and found the
    corresponding openSUSE lib file

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    Default Re: Quadriplegic needs help with software problem

    I just realized there are two of you. I never expected two people to reply so quickly after posting for the first time.

    Much obliged and I shall be waiting patiently for whatever happens next. I have never been in a more responsive forum. This is great.

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