[Inx] INX Alpha scripts
inx-one at optusnet.com.au
Mon Jun 28 07:52:03 PDT 2010
On Mon, 28 Jun 2010 09:13:14 -0400
"D.J.J. Ring, Jr." <n1ea at arrl.net> wrote:
> The newest Alpha of INX works very well. I've only found one problem
> - and it is just an outdated link since the BBC has moved from
> RealPlayer to Windows media.
>From one bad option to another, yes. Thanks for that. I will have to
change the links in the radio menu.
> I have just used INX as a base for a text only system for the blind.
> It is really good for this - but I cannot find the command that starts
> the inx screen on boot up. I would like to eliminate that link so
> that the system starts up with a prompt.
Well, all the INX menus and screens start only after login - this is in
the file ~/.auto-menus . Thus, since that comes from /etc/skel on the
iso, to get rid of it for live sessions would involve re-building INX
and removing that file from /etc/skel in the chroot before continuing
with the build. On a hard drive install or usb 'persistent' you would
also remove this from the $HOME directory (~/.auto-menus)
> I'll also have to eliminate the beautifully done ASCII art at the top
> of the menus - the screen reader has to read the / | \ marks which is
> annoying - but to a person who can see the ASCII art is very
> beautifully done.
These are produced by the "figlet" program. To eliminate them without
getting error messages is a bit more tricky. When I was experimenting
with "yasr" I put this wrapper script in /usr/local/bin :
# Awful hack to stop figlet when yasr running
if [ $(pidof yasr) ] ; then
What this does is just print the heading normally without the ascii
stuff. Since you probably want to eliminate figlet completely, the
wrapper would just be
In either case, the wrapper script needs to be named "figlet" - the
fact that /usr/local/bin comes before /usr/bin in the PATH
means /usr/local/bin/figlet is executed instead of /usr/bin/figlet
Obviously you name the wrapper 'figlet', and make it executable -
sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/figlet
This of course would also need to be done in the chroot while building
inx with "buildinx" for example.
> Here are some new links for the BBC and one for Vatical Radio 1 which
> has very beautiful classical music during the early hours (00 to 05
> hours in Europe) which is evening time here on the East Coast USA.
Thanks for those - now that Random Radio has to be removed, I hope to
put in more stream options. The other place to look for streams is
The links there seem to work with 'playinx' if you choose the m3u links.
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