Monthly Archives: August 2013

Appendix: usable commands for Xampp and Openmeetings

Configure Xampp security:
/opt/lampp/lampp security

Start Xampp
/opt/lampp/lampp start

Stop Xampp
/opt/lampp/lampp stop

Start Openmeetings
cd /opt/meetings
sh red5.sh

Shutdown Openmeetings
cd /opt/meetings
sh red5-shutdown.sh

When starting services the order should be the following:
1.Start Xampp
2. Configure security – if running Xampp for the first time
3. Start Openmeetings

When quitting services the order should be the following:
1. Quit Openmeetings
2. Quit Xampp

If you are looking for the guide see here:https://www.techtimejourney.net/?p=875

How to compile Openmeetings: an audio and video conferensing program for Linux (Part 3)

Part1 of the guide: https://www.techtimejourney.net/?p=875

Part2 of the guide: https://www.techtimejourney.net/?p=88

We will start the third part of this guide by building a web server with XAMPP.

From XAMPP home page: XAMPP is an easy to install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP and Perl. (http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html)

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How to compile Openmeetings: an audio and video conferensing program for Linux (Part I)

Disclaimer: Remember that everything in this post is provided purely on educational purposes. If any harm should come to your system the author of this blog withdraws from any responsibility.

Openmeetings home page: http://openmeetings.apache.org/

Openmeetings is an audio and video conferensing program for Linux which provides a free alternative for similar software provided by Adobe and others. Openmeetings home page says that: “Openmeetings provides video conferencing, instant messaging, white board, collaborative document editing and other groupware tools using API functions of the Red5 Streaming Server for Remoting and Streaming.”

In this entry we will do the following steps to get the essential Openmeetings parts:

1  Compile Yasm modular assembler  from git. Yasm is needed by X264
2. Compile x264 from git.X264 is an advanced encoding library for creating H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) video streams.
3. Compile VP8 from git. VP8 is a video codec.

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How to change GRUB bootloader background

These days most Linux systems use GRUB (Grand Unified Bootloader) to provide the Linux booting experience which in most cases looks very basic as you can see from this Wikipedia screenshot: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AGRUB_screenshot.png

In order to change the default background of GRUB you can follow the next simple procedure:

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