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Old 06-13-2013, 11:55 AM   #1
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Mouse recording - Ubuntu


I was wondering if there is a free Mouse Recorder Macro Program that works with Ubuntu?

I need to record a simple mouse click and replay it every 2 minutes forever.
 
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The data from your mouse is available to root via /dev/input/mouse<number>

You can grab that data, albeit binary and send it to where you want. To do that via a program, you can open and read that resource and then try writing the pattern for a click back into it. My /dev/input/mouse1 is read-write, I haven't experimented, but that would be my first try. Read it to get a click, and then write same back to it and see if it worked. Then expand my program to time it out every 2 minutes. I would worry given the capability for mouse motion, that it would get moved by some other means and then my script or program would be issuing that click and causing problems I didn't want.
 
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:52 AM   #3
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I found xnee, a macro recording software for all X systems.
It's packaged for Ubuntu and several other Linux OS.

Do you mean, you want to record your desktop activities?
xvidcap is good desktop recorder.
Other you can use istanbul and recordmydesktop.

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No I want to record my actions and play them back infinitely every two minutes. So I want to click 1 specific button with my mouse, have that step remembered and have it done every 2 minutes forever.

I found Robotux and automouse click but neither of them will allow for me to schedule the capture. AND robotux .. I can't even get to function properly it looks like it works on the capture but the playback never works.

I was hoping I could capture a script and then just schedule it to run in gnome task scheduler but gnome doesn't understand the automouse click file and errors and I can't get robotux to give me a file to try and run ...
 
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Please also note I am not a unix/linux/ubuntu admin I have no background in this . This is a one of machine in our organization and I have no idea of what commands or scripts or anything you are talking about .. Preference would be a GUI application that would do this for me but it doesn't look like there is any one app.
 
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I think there are probably better ways to automate what you're trying to do. My initial concern about mouse focus location is still on my mind.
 
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Please also note I am not a unix/linux/ubuntu admin I have no background in this . This is a one of machine in our organization and I have no idea of what commands or scripts or anything you are talking about .. Preference would be a GUI application that would do this for me but it doesn't look like there is any one app.
Gotcha, but understand that you're asking a highly specific thing to be done. Likely the best way to do this would be to write a script or program. Even if someone developed a GUI which does part of what you want, it's probably not supported, just something a person wrote either for fun or to do one special thing. And as you've noted, you've found some things, and they don't do exactly what you want. That's sort of my point there.
 
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:19 AM   #8
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Yah the old admin here made this happen and I have no idea how. And I'm being told to make it work immediately. I just started this week here and this is a bit of a surprise having to support a Ubuntu machine. I tried reaching out to the old admin but (as expected) I got no response. I'm really stuck.

GAHhhhhh.
 
  


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