OLA Debian / Ubuntu
Packages are hosted at http://apt.openlighting.org
Add the relevant line to your /etc/apt/sources.list file
deb http://apt.openlighting.org/debian squeeze main
deb http://apt.openlighting.org/ubuntu precise main
deb http://apt.openlighting.org/ubuntu natty main
apt-get update apt-get install ola ola-python
Since ola-0.8.23, you can choose to start olad at boot. The question is asked the first time you install ola. If you chose 'No', you can change it with:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure ola
Since you choose 'Yes', the init script will be active and you will get the advantages below. Take care, if you start olad manually in a terminal, you will loose these advantages.
- Control the olad process with:
sudo /etc/init.d/ola start sudo /etc/init.d/ola stop sudo /etc/init.d/ola restart
- olad is started by the 'olad' system user (automatically created and added to groups dialout and plugdev).
So olad is ready to use USB devices (thanks to udev rules).
- conf files are in /var/lib/ola/conf/ and owned by 'olad'.
To configure the plugins, you need to add yourself to the olad group. For example:
sudo adduser renzo olad
then logout and login again (you need to do it only once).
You are now able to open the conf files, for example: gedit /var/lib/ola/conf/ola-artnet.conf
- You can try my bash script to set the plugins easily
(but uncomment the second line to use debian path): http://www.imaginux.com/ccount/click.php?id=155
- Read the olad logs with:
if you want to see the 20 last lines:
cat /var/log/syslog | tail -n20