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3. Install

As of this writing April 2011, openEyA runs under the free Linux-based operating system Ubuntu 10.10 (download from www.ubuntu.com) and on 32 bits computers such as low-cost Netbooks.

There are two ways to install openEyA: Easy Install by a simple mouse click on a openeya-installer, and a most elaborated Manual Install in which you need to install first some extra packages and their dependencies.

Check your Netbook’s configuration Date/Time -openEyA handles midnight recordings properly.


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3.1 Easy Install

You can install openEyA fast and easily!

You just need to download the openeya-installer binary program (compressed in ".zip" form).

Simply "unzip" the file and then "double click" on the following icon on your Desktop


installer
 
   RESTART YOUR COMPUTER (reboot) before using openEyA!

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3.2 Manual Install

There also exists a most elaborated Manual Installation in which you need to install first some extra packages and their dependencies as explained below. In this case you need to download the Debian openeya_x.x.x-i686.deb package.

This possibilty is given for those who would like to know more in detail what is behind the openEyA installation process.

The following packages (and their dependencies) are needed to be installed before hand:


flashplugin-nonfree; libasound2; imagemagick; libqwt5-qt4; libqt4-help; libqt4-sql-sqlite; libimage-exiftool-perl; perl; zip; libltdl7; libusb-0.1-4; libexif12; libpopt0; libreadline5; libaa1; libfaad0; libmp3lame0; libtheora0; libvorbis0a; libdc1394-22


You can check the list of needed packages by using the following command (the list shown above could become out of date):

 
   dpkg -I openeya_x.x.x-i686.deb

In ’Depends:’ it is possibile to find the list of the required packages.

To install the required packages (listed above) issue the command: ’sudo apt-get install <pkg1> <pkg2>’ and so on. For example,

 
   sudo apt-get install  lame0  libtheora0  … 

To install the openEyA (.deb) package type the command:

 
     sudo dpkg -i openeya_x.x.x-i686.deb

An openEyA launcher icon will appear in your Desktop for openEyA as shown in Fig. 3

 
   RESTART YOUR COMPUTER (reboot) before using openEyA!

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3.3 Uninstall

In order to uninstall the openEyA (.deb) package type the following command (and check the /opt/openeya directory!):

 
     sudo dpkg -r openeya

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3.4 Updates

By selecting ’Help’ from one of the upper links in the GUI (Fig.3), it is possible to check for updates of the automated openEyA recording tool.

A connection to the Internet is needed to download new releases from www.openeya.org.


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