Finding missing packages when building from source on Ubuntu

So, you are building a program from source on Ubuntu and you have run into dependency issues, what do you do? One solution is to use apt-file. Install this with sudo apt-get install apt-file. Then run apt-file update to update it's cache. Now, you can use it to search for your missing dependencies by running … Continue reading Finding missing packages when building from source on Ubuntu

Bluetooth controlled motion start-up script

So, after messing with ZoneMinder and creating a bluetooth script for it, I am now messing with motion instead, and have modified the script accordingly. For kicks, I have hosted it on google code 😉 http://code.google.com/p/bluetoothmotion/ It also details a fix for the problem with motion on Ubuntu and the /etc/init.d/motion stratup script.

Turn programs on and off with Bluetooth in Ubuntu

Having recently been messing around with ZoneMinder for home security, I wanted to turn on and off the program using Bluetooth. Basically, the idea being that when I am around, the server will sense my presence (no Darth Vadar jokes please ;)) via the Bluetooth on my phone and turn off ZoneMinder. Then, if I … Continue reading Turn programs on and off with Bluetooth in Ubuntu