[conspire] (forw) Re: hi, I need help installing cinelarra on ubuntu 9.04
rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Apr 20 15:43:34 PDT 2010
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Subject: hi, I need help installing cinelarra on ubuntu 9.04
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I need help installing cinelarra on ubuntu 9.04 (am into video editing and production). I have installed it on my IBM T41P laptop, but its not working and am not sure why. I have installed the 32bit version of Ubuntu 9.04. May be I should upgrade to the 64bit version of 9.10.
I was planning to stop by as a new-bee on the 24th this Saturday. What should I bring and what snacks do you like?
Tom Bergstrom in Belmont
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Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2010 15:42:07 -0700
From: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
To: Tom Bergstrom <tbergsstudio at yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: hi, I need help installing cinelarra on ubuntu 9.04
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Quoting Tom Bergstrom (tbergsstudio at yahoo.com):
> I need help installing cinelarra on ubuntu 9.04 (am into video editing
> and production). I have installed it on my IBM T41P laptop, but its
> not working and am not sure why.
When you say 'it's not working', you might mean that you followed the
instructions at http://cinelerra.org/getting_cinelerra.php#ubuntu to
allow your system's package tools to fetch and install the binary
packages from the package repository at host akirad.cinelerra.org, but
then selecting 'Cinelarra' from Ubuntu's GNOME menu tree results in
nothing happening. Did I guess right?
(To explain: As you may know, Ubuntu doesn't package either the
original or community versions of Cinelerra because the software has
licensing problems. I'm _not_ suggesting you shouldn't want it, since
clearly it's very useful. I'm just explaining why you end up needing to
fetch it from a non-standard software repository, and why the Ubuntu
Project doesn't package it.)
The reason I mention that is that the big disadvantage of starting an
application from a 'desktop' menu is that, when you do that, any startup
errors get sent to /dev/null, i.e., suppressed. To see them (if any),
you should open a terminal window and start the program from the command
The '&' means 'Do that, and background it so I get my shell prompt
back.' But the point is that you get to see the stderr stream, which
otherwise gets thrown away.
This page suggests that many of the packages of Cinelerra for Ubuntu
have a missing dependency: http://www.linux.com/archive/feed/119570.
Quoting from that page:
After installing Cinelerra, trying to run the application by clicking
on the icon seemed to do nothing. I tried running it from the command
line, which produced the following error:
cinelerra cinelerra: symbol lookup error:
/usr/lib/libquicktimehv-1.6.0.so.1: undefined symbol: faacDecDecode
However, I didn't lose hope. I tried to force a different version of
libfaad2-0 (in this case, 2.0.0+cvs20040908+mp4+bmp-0ubuntu3), and it
worked, though it removed the version of libfaad0 I had already
installed. This left me concerned, but installing all the other
dependencies and Cinelerra itself went without a glitch.
The page also advises tweaking the system's /proc/sys/kernel/shmmax
value (a memory-management setting for the kernel), and explains how.
That page will, I _suspect_, have all the answers you need. However, if
I've guessed wrong about what 'it's not working' means, please do give
more details, and I might very well be able to help you out, without
your needing to wait for CABAL's next meeting.
(We'd be delighted to see you at the next meeting; it'd just be nice to
be able to hand you a solution on a platter without your needing to
> I have installed the 32bit version of Ubuntu 9.04. May be I should
> upgrade to the 64bit version of 9.10.
Offhand, I doubt that that would fix your situation.
> I was planning to stop by as a new-bee on the 24th this Saturday.
> What should I bring and what snacks do you like?
Thanks for asking. You're welcome to bring anything that strikes your
fancy, albeit most snacks should not be left behind at the end of the
meetings. Since we run late into the evening, I (personally) always
prepare a couple of main dishes to share. (Nobody is obliged to do
likewise, I should stress.)
Tastes seem to differ, a lot. If you're asking me specifically, I think
a simple fruit salad would always be good and welcomed by the assembled.
(If you like sodas, as many folks do, you'll want to bring 'em along, as
I don't stock those.)
Anyway, I hope the above is some help.
To answer your original (implied) question, yes, we'd be glad to help
you debug your problem at the meeting, if it's still an issue by then.
Cheers, To whom it may concern: you
Rick Moen are a very special person.
rick at linuxmafia.com -- Ashleigh Brilliant
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