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GooM multimedia Visualzation

Posted: 6. Apr 2013, 17:07
by sqlpython
Salix/Slack 14 Xfce

Some may be familiar with artful psychedelic videos that will run during an Audio multimedia event by Xmms, Parol, VLC or Clementine players. These are a nice feature as an alternative to the player displaying a Static jpg or nothing at all.

My install is does not have this action visualization for the players. There are a few to choose from but one of the more popular is GooM.
I suppose being that I installed Salix 14 as a beta that some packages might have been held back. That is Ok as I really like this install. However GooM is not available in Gslapt nor Slackbuilds. If you have the new Salix 14 and need the package here is how I obtained GooM and installed Goom.

While this link is for Slack 13.37 it will run just fine in Slack 14. ... l.txz.html

Once Downloaded I placed it in a subDirectory for no reason other then Neatness.
Before install, First check perhaps in Gslapt the listed required supporting packages.
I had to add

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And of course install goom-2k4.0
I opened a terminal in that directory and installed with all supporting packages in place.

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upgradepkg --install-new goom-2k4.0-i486-9sl.txz
The complete list is as follows

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glib >= 1.2.10-i486-3
glibc-solibs >= 2.13-i486-4
gtk+ >= 1.2.10-i486-5
libX11 >= 1.4.3-i486-2
libXau >= 1.0.6-i486-1
libXdmcp >= 1.1.0-i486-1
libXext >= 1.2.0-i486-1
libXrandr >= 1.3.1-i486-1
libXrender >= 0.9.6-i486-1
libxcb >= 1.7-i486-1
sdl >= 1.2.14-i486-5
svgalib >= 1.9.25-i486-2
xmms >= 1.2.11-i486-4
And now GooM

Re: GooM multimedia Visualzation

Posted: 7. Apr 2013, 05:53
by jayseye
Interesting, thanks for posting. Had explored the whaawmp source code, to trace the problem under Salix 13.37. Simply installing goom might be the solution there too.

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