LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General
User Name
Password
General This forum is for non-technical general discussion which can include both Linux and non-Linux topics. Have fun!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 01-28-2008, 07:45 PM   #151
dasy2k1
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: 127.0.0.1
Distribution: Ubuntu 12.04 X86_64
Posts: 958

Rep: Reputation: 35

Quote:
Originally Posted by polarbear20000 View Post
Is that a light bulb or a screw-in ring?
its a compact fluorescent energy efficient light bulb
 
Old 01-28-2008, 07:50 PM   #152
dasy2k1
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: 127.0.0.1
Distribution: Ubuntu 12.04 X86_64
Posts: 958

Rep: Reputation: 35
new ASCII art of energy efficient light bulb, originally posted on usenet

Code:
                                                                        
                          .=|=+==+.                                     
                         _|=::::;;==                                    
                      ._;+::.:-:::==;                                   
             ._..:~:-:.-.......-.::=`                                   
       ._;==;:::-.............--::=:                                    
     _|==;::--........ .......-.==;==:...                               
   _i|==;::-.-......... . .:_||||==::.:::;====++|+|=___                 
  :i|==;:::-:.:......._:;~~ -<=+=;::..:::;=:;:+=:=:;;====               
 .<|+===;:::.:._==-^-      ....~-=-.-...:...:.:.:.:::::;=;              
  =i|++===||||i||i+: :--...-.....................:.::::;=;              
   |||||vI||==:::.-.:........ . . .. ..........-:.:-::;=:               
    "ili===::::............ .... .. .... .....:.:::;=:-                 
     =|===:::-.--............ . .. ....___==||||||ilI|_.                
   .||+=;;:::.:.-..........___==||iiiiiii|||++===++=;:===.              
   =||===;::::-:._==|-~~<|i||||+|===:-~---......-...::::;=.             
   :i|++====|||||i|||=_...---.. ................-.:-:.::;=`             
    =||iiii|+==:+---.-....... . . . . ..........--.:.:::=-              
     -"<|+=;:::-..-...... . . .  . . .. . .....--:-::=;-                
     =|==;:::......... ... . .................;===||i_.                 
   .i|===:::-:.:......... .... . ..___=|||ii|||+|i|+====.               
   ||+===;::::--.:.-.___===-~+=iiiii|i|||==:~+--:..:::::=.              
   +|||========i|iiii|iI**=____ .-~--... .........:.-:::=.              
    <%|=+<ii|||=+|==-+~--..... ... . . . ........:.-:-:;:               
    .:^:,__=+:::......... . . .   .. . ... .....-.::::=-                
   ;.%|=+;;:::........ . . . . ... . .........:-:-:.--:=;.              
  /.}|===:::..:...... .......... ....::__==|==:- . . ...-=;             
 =;)>++==::::-.-.:........:___;=---=|iilii|il~... . . . . =:            
 );-v====;;;:;:;;;==:-~---               -^"|. . . . . ....=            
 =;.-{s;:.:-:----;.                         + .  . .. .. ..=            
 );             ..     .._..._.......       =.  . . ... .. +            
 +> .         ..:=+===+====================+=.... . .  .. ::            
  -,    ..::;;;:;::;::;:;-;::-::-:::-:::::::::::::.:... ..;             
   -,. .===;::.:....... . . . . . . ... ..........:--. ..-              
     ~,:|==;::.-..... . . .         .  .. ......:::::;_- .              
      vi|=+=:::-........ . .. . . ..  . ........-.:::==                 
      )i|==;::.-.... .  . .      ..._.. . . ....-.:::iv                 
      :%|+=;:::....._,u-,_,v_,_:,__,=:_,. ... ..:.::=ii                 
      .n||==;:---...d(*-(v`(:=|.""+ +.^. .. ...-.:::=|=                 
       vi+==:::.-..-""^+~`.     ..... . .. ....-:-::|l'                 
       {||+==:::....-.. .. . ..      . .. .....:.:::=+`                 
       =I|++=:::-:....... =;;:;;;=<... .......:.:::===                  
        Ii|+==;::.-..... .`~``--`.-..........:.:::==|                   
        -vi||==;:::-:.............. .......::-::;==<`                   
         -{i||+==;::::--.:....-.....-...:-::::===+>`                    
           "<vi||=+==;;:;:::::::::::::;;:;;===+|+~                      
             -"lIii||+++======;=;======+++||||+`                        
                +vii||||++++=========++++++|+                           
                  l|==;::;::::::-:.:-:-::==:                            
                  {|+=::..... .  ......::=;`                            
                  :lnqqwwwwa%,s.,s%=vopuol;                             
                   IvXWWBBm#o>.-.%osdm#Zvv`                             
                  -{vXBBBWmBZni_<uXU##XYli,                             
                   )lnqWBWBBm2>-!*S2###avv~                             
                  -<vodmBmBmXos.<oawmZZ11l=.                            
                   )IvmmWWmB#Z!^?YnuZ#&uov~                             
                  -{lnommmmmmXa,<wuwmmmnvl=                             
                   =vvXmWmQ#ZSX!?T1vXX#oav`                             
                   -"1SXUU#XoouauauoXSSIv`                              
                     -<vX#mmQmm#mqmm#V1"`                               
                        "Xwgmmmmmmww2'                                  
                         -?$WWWWW#Y!`                                   
                               -
 
Old 01-29-2008, 01:28 AM   #153
Disillusionist
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: England
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 1,013

Rep: Reputation: 83
Quote:
Originally Posted by dasy2k1 View Post
new ASCII art of energy efficient light bulb, originally posted on usenet

Code:
                                                                        
                          .=|=+==+.                                     
                         _|=::::;;==                                    
                      ._;+::.:-:::==;                                   
             ._..:~:-:.-.......-.::=`                                   
       ._;==;:::-.............--::=:                                    
     _|==;::--........ .......-.==;==:...                               
   _i|==;::-.-......... . .:_||||==::.:::;====++|+|=___                 
  :i|==;:::-:.:......._:;~~ -<=+=;::..:::;=:;:+=:=:;;====               
 .<|+===;:::.:._==-^-      ....~-=-.-...:...:.:.:.:::::;=;              
  =i|++===||||i||i+: :--...-.....................:.::::;=;              
   |||||vI||==:::.-.:........ . . .. ..........-:.:-::;=:               
    "ili===::::............ .... .. .... .....:.:::;=:-                 
     =|===:::-.--............ . .. ....___==||||||ilI|_.                
   .||+=;;:::.:.-..........___==||iiiiiii|||++===++=;:===.              
   =||===;::::-:._==|-~~<|i||||+|===:-~---......-...::::;=.             
   :i|++====|||||i|||=_...---.. ................-.:-:.::;=`             
    =||iiii|+==:+---.-....... . . . . ..........--.:.:::=-              
     -"<|+=;:::-..-...... . . .  . . .. . .....--:-::=;-                
     =|==;:::......... ... . .................;===||i_.                 
   .i|===:::-:.:......... .... . ..___=|||ii|||+|i|+====.               
   ||+===;::::--.:.-.___===-~+=iiiii|i|||==:~+--:..:::::=.              
   +|||========i|iiii|iI**=____ .-~--... .........:.-:::=.              
    <%|=+<ii|||=+|==-+~--..... ... . . . ........:.-:-:;:               
    .:^:,__=+:::......... . . .   .. . ... .....-.::::=-                
   ;.%|=+;;:::........ . . . . ... . .........:-:-:.--:=;.              
  /.}|===:::..:...... .......... ....::__==|==:- . . ...-=;             
 =;)>++==::::-.-.:........:___;=---=|iilii|il~... . . . . =:            
 );-v====;;;:;:;;;==:-~---               -^"|. . . . . ....=            
 =;.-{s;:.:-:----;.                         + .  . .. .. ..=            
 );             ..     .._..._.......       =.  . . ... .. +            
 +> .         ..:=+===+====================+=.... . .  .. ::            
  -,    ..::;;;:;::;::;:;-;::-::-:::-:::::::::::::.:... ..;             
   -,. .===;::.:....... . . . . . . ... ..........:--. ..-              
     ~,:|==;::.-..... . . .         .  .. ......:::::;_- .              
      vi|=+=:::-........ . .. . . ..  . ........-.:::==                 
      )i|==;::.-.... .  . .      ..._.. . . ....-.:::iv                 
      :%|+=;:::....._,u-,_,v_,_:,__,=:_,. ... ..:.::=ii                 
      .n||==;:---...d(*-(v`(:=|.""+ +.^. .. ...-.:::=|=                 
       vi+==:::.-..-""^+~`.     ..... . .. ....-:-::|l'                 
       {||+==:::....-.. .. . ..      . .. .....:.:::=+`                 
       =I|++=:::-:....... =;;:;;;=<... .......:.:::===                  
        Ii|+==;::.-..... .`~``--`.-..........:.:::==|                   
        -vi||==;:::-:.............. .......::-::;==<`                   
         -{i||+==;::::--.:....-.....-...:-::::===+>`                    
           "<vi||=+==;;:;:::::::::::::;;:;;===+|+~                      
             -"lIii||+++======;=;======+++||||+`                        
                +vii||||++++=========++++++|+                           
                  l|==;::;::::::-:.:-:-::==:                            
                  {|+=::..... .  ......::=;`                            
                  :lnqqwwwwa%,s.,s%=vopuol;                             
                   IvXWWBBm#o>.-.%osdm#Zvv`                             
                  -{vXBBBWmBZni_<uXU##XYli,                             
                   )lnqWBWBBm2>-!*S2###avv~                             
                  -<vodmBmBmXos.<oawmZZ11l=.                            
                   )IvmmWWmB#Z!^?YnuZ#&uov~                             
                  -{lnommmmmmXa,<wuwmmmnvl=                             
                   =vvXmWmQ#ZSX!?T1vXX#oav`                             
                   -"1SXUU#XoouauauoXSSIv`                              
                     -<vX#mmQmm#mqmm#V1"`                               
                        "Xwgmmmmmmww2'                                  
                         -?$WWWWW#Y!`                                   
                               -
Are you sure that's not an icecream cone?
 
Old 01-29-2008, 01:30 AM   #154
polarbear20000
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: Holt, FL
Distribution: Slackware 13
Posts: 98
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by dasy2k1 View Post
its a compact fluorescent energy efficient light bulb
I knew that - I was trying to be a real wise guy and deliberately misspell something . . .
 
Old 01-29-2008, 03:18 AM   #155
brianL
LQ 5k Club
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Oldham, Lancs, England
Distribution: Slackware & Slackware64 14.1
Posts: 7,043
Blog Entries: 52

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
They'd never get the lightbulb fitted, because they would be too busy arguing about what it should be called.
 
Old 01-29-2008, 01:10 PM   #156
Disillusionist
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: England
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 1,013

Rep: Reputation: 83
Quote:
Originally Posted by brianL View Post
They'd never get the lightbulb fitted, because they would be too busy arguing about what it should be called.
They'd start by calling it Lite to demonstrate an understanding of the American language and to suggest lack of bloat.
 
Old 01-31-2008, 08:27 AM   #157
Guttorm
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Trondheim, Norway
Distribution: Debian and Ubuntu
Posts: 1,148

Rep: Reputation: 236Reputation: 236Reputation: 236
Fun post.

Only one he forgot to mention is the moderator moving the thread from General to Hardware, since it's a hardware issue.
 
Old 02-02-2008, 10:51 AM   #158
Greased Lightning
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2007
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrianL
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lordandmaker
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrianL
The room was plunged into darkness, so I ran (as root):

# installpkg energy_saving_LB-2.6.17.13-i486-1.tgz

and ****-all happened!!! What did I do wrong???
Shouldn't it be installpkg energy_saving_lb-2.6.17.13-i486-1.tgz ? note the lower case 'lb' - that's how my deb package was named...
LB for the Slackware package.
I never had any trouble with light bulbs. Maybe you're doing something wrong.
I did notice the one in the bathroom (yes I've got one there) being brighter than the one in the living room though. How do I reconfigure that?
 
Old 02-02-2008, 11:29 AM   #159
hacker supreme
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: As far away from my username as possible
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 259
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greased Lightning View Post
I never had any trouble with light bulbs. Maybe you're doing something wrong.
I did notice the one in the bathroom (yes I've got one there) being brighter than the one in the living room though. How do I reconfigure that?
You may have to restart your lightbulb, but pass the option --brightness <value> to it.
Unfortunately, you will not be able to change the brightness without restarting your lightbulb unless it has been compiled with dimmerSwitch support. (most compact fluorescents cannot be distributed with dimmerSwitch support enabled for legal reasons, and you would have to compile from source.)

If your lightbulb was compiled with dimmerSwitch support then you can install the dimmerswitch_lb package, (Normally in the universe repo.) which will allow you to change the brightness without rebooting.
(/usr/sbin/dimmerswitch <bulb> <brightness> )

Last edited by hacker supreme; 02-02-2008 at 11:31 AM.
 
Old 02-02-2008, 12:21 PM   #160
peart
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 31

Rep: Reputation: 16
Hi,

I'm a dimmerswitch_lb n00b, and I can't get it working. I tried ALSA too (Advanced Light Source Activator). But the light bulbs crash intermittently. It seems to happen when I clap my hands.

Any insight?
 
Old 02-03-2008, 05:39 AM   #161
brianL
LQ 5k Club
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Oldham, Lancs, England
Distribution: Slackware & Slackware64 14.1
Posts: 7,043
Blog Entries: 52

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greased Lightning View Post
I did notice the one in the bathroom (yes I've got one there) being brighter than the one in the living room though. How do I reconfigure that?
This could be due to the rooms being different sizes. You will have to rebuild one or the other so they have the same dimensions. Don't forget to backup the one you intend to rebuild first.
 
Old 02-03-2008, 10:25 AM   #162
Disillusionist
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: England
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 1,013

Rep: Reputation: 83
Quote:
Originally Posted by peart View Post
Hi,

I'm a dimmerswitch_lb n00b, and I can't get it working. I tried ALSA too (Advanced Light Source Activator). But the light bulbs crash intermittently. It seems to happen when I clap my hands.

Any insight?
Unfortunately, the ALSA system contains traces of LSD (Light Source Deactivator). This is a controlled substance as it could cause strobe effects with many people clapping at once!
 
Old 02-03-2008, 12:34 PM   #163
peart
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 31

Rep: Reputation: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Disillusionist View Post
Unfortunately, the ALSA system contains traces of LSD (Light Source Deactivator). This is a controlled substance as it could cause strobe effects with many people clapping at once!
Sounds like a Grateful Dead concert!
 
Old 02-04-2008, 07:11 AM   #164
Greased Lightning
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2007
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrianL
This could be due to the rooms being different sizes. You will have to rebuild one or the other so they have the same dimensions. Don't forget to backup the one you intend to rebuild first.
I have tried resizing my rooms before, but cfhouse didn't resize my existing floorplan but overwrote it with a new (empty!!!) floorplan. I just reinstalled all my furniture, so I'm trying the dimmerSwitch first.

As it turns out you need extra hardware to change the lightbulb (why ). This wasn't really a problem, but the new light bulb said it was 100% dimmer compatible. So I tried installing DimmerSwitch as suggested by hacker supreme, but this is what happened after I downloaded the open driver:
Code:
root@home # ./configure --prefix=/home/bathroom \
--device=/dev/bulb3 --maxwatt=60 --minwatt=15 \
--brightness=0.75 --onboot=false --timeout=override \
--switch=manual

./configure executing:
Checking system sanitary : yes
Checking electricity : yes
Checking current : 229 (volts)
[WARNING] Output is Volts; advanced features need output in Ampere
-- CONTINUE --
Checking supplier : ElectroCompany, inc. 
[WARNING] Unsupported supplier of electricity
[WARNING] Aborting ACPI function
[WARNING] Aborting LED support
[WARNING] Aborting Fluorescent light support
-- CONTINUE --
Checking cabling : yes
Checking Light Bulb : yes
Checking sockets on 127.0.0.1 : proprietary
Adding license : failed
[ABORT]
-- EXITING--

error: 1
Now what? I have Housebuntu and I've searched the repo but there wasn't a precompiled package.

Last edited by Greased Lightning; 02-04-2008 at 07:19 AM.
 
Old 02-04-2008, 11:09 AM   #165
dasy2k1
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: 127.0.0.1
Distribution: Ubuntu 12.04 X86_64
Posts: 958

Rep: Reputation: 35
add the --nocheck_supplier option,
that should allow it to compile.
(if ElectroCompany, inc. supports that model)

also
apt-get install ammeter should let you get increaced functionallty
 
  


Reply

Tags
bulb, change, forum, light, members


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Exploding light bulb! markhod General 21 02-24-2007 07:04 AM
does any members in this forum like poetry or something that sounds "poetic" alred General 8 06-03-2005 12:07 PM
Change the name of this forum? vharishankar LQ Suggestions & Feedback 23 01-05-2005 01:20 AM
i would like to change my forum userid. How? skoona LQ Suggestions & Feedback 5 06-11-2004 10:06 PM
A note to my fellow forum members on answering questions. unSpawn Linux - Security 1 05-04-2002 12:00 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:27 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration