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#1 2018-05-07 20:57:12

Ron
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[SOLVED] Alarm Clock App

There's a small app I used to use on Mint, called Alarm Clock. I've tried it on Devaun (Miyo) but it doesn't work right (on both Jessie and ASCII). I use it for its timer function. You set it for say, 5 or 10 minutes, and then when it reaches "0" it plays a sound file of your choosing. It's pretty handy if you have something on the stove-top you don't want to forget. Can anyone suggest to me something else like this that works on Devuan? Or even better, how to get Alarm Clock working on Devuan?

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#2 2018-05-07 21:13:37

MiyoLinux
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Re: [SOLVED] Alarm Clock App

There's an alarm-clock package available in ASCII...not sure about Jessie, and I know nothing about it. wink

Is this what you installed?

alarm-clock-applet

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#3 2018-05-07 21:16:42

Ron
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Re: [SOLVED] Alarm Clock App

Yes, that's it. It doesn't work on my system, on either Jessie or ASCII.

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#4 2018-05-07 22:03:19

MiyoLinux
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Re: [SOLVED] Alarm Clock App

You're right, it's not working out of the box in Miyo; however, I just got it working...only tested with a .mp3 file on ASCII.

I don't remember what I did that showed me what was needed, but it said that I was missing a gstreamer plugin.

So, I installed both of the following packages. You might want to do them one at a time if you're not wanting packages on your system that you don't need. Also, it still didn't work until I rebooted for some reason.

Here are the two items that I installed...

gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly

gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad

Again...this was only tested with a .mp3 file on ASCII...and...you may not need both of those packages (and what comes with both of them).

Remember...Miyo is a base system, so it might take some exploring, trial and error, and who knows what to get your system how you want it. LOL! tongue

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#5 2018-05-07 22:19:33

golinux
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Re: [SOLVED] Alarm Clock App

I use the reminder plugin on gkrellm.  It can do repetitions on odd cycles like every 3 or 5 days etc.

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#6 2018-05-07 22:22:29

Ron
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Re: [SOLVED] Alarm Clock App

Thanks MiyoLinux. I already had the "ugly" installed but I needed the "bad." So it's now working. If you can remember how you found out it needed both these plugins, I'd appreciate knowing. I searched last night and came up empty. I did look at the dependencies listed in Synaptic, and I had them all. But gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad wasn't listed in Synaptic. Why would that be? It lists gstreamer1.0-plugins-base & gstreamer1.0-plugins-good. (Is there a gstreamer package that includes all this stuff so a user wouldn't have to download a bunch of different ones?

Thanks again.

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#7 2018-05-07 22:44:09

MiyoLinux
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Re: [SOLVED] Alarm Clock App

golinux wrote:

I use the reminder plugin on gkrellm.  It can do repetitions on odd cycles like every 3 or 5 days etc.

I don't need no stinkin' reminders...my mind is like a steel-trap.

Well...perhaps a rusty steel-trap as you'll see in my response to Ron below. LOLOLOL!!! tongue

Ron wrote:

Thanks MiyoLinux. I already had the "ugly" installed but I needed the "bad." So it's now working. If you can remember how you found out it needed both these plugins, I'd appreciate knowing. I searched last night and came up empty. I did look at the dependencies listed in Synaptic, and I had them all. But gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad wasn't listed in Synaptic. Why would that be? It lists gstreamer1.0-plugins-base & gstreamer1.0-plugins-good. (Is there a gstreamer package that includes all this stuff so a user wouldn't have to download a bunch of different ones?

Thanks again.

You're very welcome! I'm just glad you have it working now!

Ron, I'll fess up here...I'm kind of like a savant. I just do things. I don't know how I know what to do, but they work. LOLOLOL!!! tongue

First thing I did was install the applet. Then I opened the terminal and ran...

alarm-clock-applet

That opened the applet on the Mate panel, but it didn't really tell me anything.

So...if memory serves me correctly (my rusty steel-trap), I played around with the GUI since I didn't know anything about it. Then, I tried playing an .mp3 file.

At this time, I'd like to announce that I tried playing the following .mp3 file..."Griffin Flight: by Gregoire Lourme". He has some great "Epic Music". Anyway...

I think...and I repeat that I think...a dialog window opened telling me that I was missing a gstreamer plugin. It didn't say which one I was missing; however, past experience with "missing gstreamer plugins" usually boils down to either the bad or ugly plugin...or both.

Edited to add: I can't answer why it didn't show "bad" as a missing dependency. Sorry.

Last edited by MiyoLinux (2018-05-07 22:56:53)


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