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Gtick has an option for executing commands on startup, so you can start compatility mode there.
 
Gtick has an option for executing commands on startup, so you can start compatility mode there.
  
I had this problem:[http://lists.openmoko.org/nabble.html#nabble-td2175057  speech-dispatcher blocking /dev/dsp] .
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If you have speech-dispatcher installed (navit uses it) you may come upon this problem:[http://lists.openmoko.org/nabble.html#nabble-td2175057  speech-dispatcher blocking /dev/dsp] .
 
For now just stop speech-dispatcher with <code>/etc/init.d/speech-dispatcher stop</code>
 
For now just stop speech-dispatcher with <code>/etc/init.d/speech-dispatcher stop</code>
  

Revision as of 09:59, 1 February 2009

Gtick on shr

Contents

About Gtick

From Gtick's homepage:

"GTick is a metronome application written for GNU/Linux and other UN*X-like operting systems supporting different meters (Even, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4 and more) and speeds ranging from 10 to 1000 bpm. It utilizes GTK+ and OSS (ALSA compatible). It is part of the GNU Project.

This program has been originally written by Alex Roberts, but since he didn't have the time to develop and maintain it further, I (Roland Stigge) took it over (initially to package it for Debian, but there were too many "upstream" issues, so I decided to maintain the whole package). Since then, the program has been mainly rewritten (new DSP core, GTK+2 port, added features). "


Features

From Gtick's homepage:

  • Very easy handling
  • Reliable timing
  • Volume control
  • Different meters (Even, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, more)
  • Configurable speed (10 to 1000 BPM)
  • Manual tapping input
  • Customizable ticking sound
  • Native language support for 20 languages: Afrikaans, Basque, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Irish, Italian, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese
  • Separate audio thread for better realtime performance
  • Customizable commands for metronome start / stop, e.g. for switching off the screensaver
  • Options saved to rc file
  • Customizable sound device
  • Visual Tick
  • Accent Attack Padding
  • Configurable Accent Table


installation

Get source from [1] and compile it.

It worked well for me on my SHR.

Use modprobe snd-pcm-oss to get /dev/dsp . Gtick has an option for executing commands on startup, so you can start compatility mode there.

If you have speech-dispatcher installed (navit uses it) you may come upon this problem:speech-dispatcher blocking /dev/dsp . For now just stop speech-dispatcher with /etc/init.d/speech-dispatcher stop


I have created a package for testing. It's my first package, and I haven't checked it for dependences yet, and you won't get a Icon on your desktop yet. Feel free to test it or make you own package and share it here (You'll find a nice icon on Gtick's homepage).

mssing dependencies:

  • libsndfile opkg install libsndfile

usage

Start it from the command line: gtick

or with ssh: DISPLAY=:0 gtick


Tip: Use the app in landscape mode.

ToDo

feel free to make it better :)

  • create package
  • make the interface more finger friendly

Testing , Feedback , Bugs

Please add anything you come upon on this page.

Personal tools
Gtick on shr

About Gtick

From Gtick's homepage:

"GTick is a metronome application written for GNU/Linux and other UN*X-like operting systems supporting different meters (Even, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4 and more) and speeds ranging from 10 to 1000 bpm. It utilizes GTK+ and OSS (ALSA compatible). It is part of the GNU Project.

This program has been originally written by Alex Roberts, but since he didn't have the time to develop and maintain it further, I (Roland Stigge) took it over (initially to package it for Debian, but there were too many "upstream" issues, so I decided to maintain the whole package). Since then, the program has been mainly rewritten (new DSP core, GTK+2 port, added features). "


Features

From Gtick's homepage:

  • Very easy handling
  • Reliable timing
  • Volume control
  • Different meters (Even, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, more)
  • Configurable speed (10 to 1000 BPM)
  • Manual tapping input
  • Customizable ticking sound
  • Native language support for 20 languages: Afrikaans, Basque, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Irish, Italian, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese
  • Separate audio thread for better realtime performance
  • Customizable commands for metronome start / stop, e.g. for switching off the screensaver
  • Options saved to rc file
  • Customizable sound device
  • Visual Tick
  • Accent Attack Padding
  • Configurable Accent Table


installation

Get source from [1] and compile it.

It worked well for me on my SHR.

Use modprobe snd-pcm-oss to get /dev/dsp . Gtick has an option for executing commands on startup, so you can start compatility mode there.

I had this problem:speech-dispatcher blocking /dev/dsp . For now just stop speech-dispatcher with /etc/init.d/speech-dispatcher stop


I have created a package for testing. It's my first package, and I haven't checked it for dependences yet, and you won't get a Icon on your desktop yet. Feel free to test it or make you own package and share it here (You'll find a nice icon on Gtick's homepage).

mssing dependencies:

  • libsndfile opkg install libsndfile

usage

Start it from the command line: gtick

or with ssh: DISPLAY=:0 gtick


Tip: Use the app in landscape mode.

ToDo

feel free to make it better :)

  • create package
  • make the interface more finger friendly

Testing , Feedback , Bugs

Please add anything you come upon on this page.