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qlcplus standalone on Ubuntu

Post by mouzzikos » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:07 pm

Hello there qlc users and developers , i have a question. How can i run qlcplus after booting ubuntu 16.4 , without any other windows or menus. ( i've tryied many ways but i havent made it yet ). Please give me some ...lights :)

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Re: qlcplus standalone on Ubuntu

Post by siegmund » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:29 am

Hey,

I think you'll need qlcplus as a startup application. Have a look at this link for explanation: https://help.ubuntu.com/16.04/ubuntu-he ... tions.html

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Re: qlcplus standalone on Ubuntu

Post by mouzzikos » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:30 am

No this is not what i am trying to do. I would like to have qlcplus running standalone without anything else on ubuntu, without windows or menus, just like the rassberry pi build that runs after bootup.

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Re: qlcplus standalone on Ubuntu

Post by janosvitok » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:42 am

Raspberry image contains specially compiled QLC+ that uses specially compiled QT that runs directly on OpenGL (without any window system).
Some of the information needed to compile QT is here: http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/embedded-linux.html
After you install QT, you need to compile QLC+ https://github.com/mcallegari/qlcplus/w ... -build-Qt5 - this howto is written for normal XWindows QT, you need to adjust some parts.
After you install QLC+ you need to make it start at boot. Siegmund told you how to do it.

Alternatively, you may want to start normal QLC+ under normal window system in kiosk.

If you can't or don't know how to compile QT and QLC+, if you tell us what are you trying to do, there may be another solution.

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Re: qlcplus standalone on Ubuntu

Post by mcallegari » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:16 am

I'm not sure this forum is the right place to have such discussion, as not stricly related to QLC+.
This is more like a "how do I build things in Linux ?" and "how do I create a Linux image ?", which Google can indeed answer.

@jano: btw, there is nothing special in the QLC+ build on the RPi. It's exactly what comes from GIT (obviously cross compiled for ARM), but it adapts at runtime for some last minute tweaks (e.g. overscan)

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Re: qlcplus standalone on Ubuntu

Post by janosvitok » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:42 am

@massimo: I know; but I suppose you need to recompile it against the non-X QT libs.

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Re: qlcplus standalone on Ubuntu

Post by mouzzikos » Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:11 pm

well, kiosk sound a good idea but it's not what i exactly want to do. I like the idea of the Command-Line Parameter -n or --nogui , its sound great but it works only in RPi.
what i'm trying to do is having a linux pc running ONLY qlc when powering it on , couse i want to make a complete digital lighting desk in a all-in-one box for my electronics university graduating project . So thats why i want to have this machine running only qlc+ on my screen when booting .

p.s. Right now i got a netbook , running QLC+ , QT5 , on ubuntu 16.4

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Re: qlcplus standalone on Ubuntu

Post by mcallegari » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:11 pm

janosvitok wrote:@massimo: I know; but I suppose you need to recompile it against the non-X QT libs.
X or non-X doesn't make any difference to QLC+. It's always qmake+make ;)

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Re: qlcplus standalone on Ubuntu

Post by mouzzikos » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:12 pm

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