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Note- This appears to ONLY pull public pictures from your username (other configurations available) but it looks like private photos will not be added to your screensaver.

Instructions for using your Flikr account to populate the photos used in LMCE 710's screensaver. I ran the following from a terminal on the Core.

First, upgrade gem:

sudo apt-get install rubygems
tar xvzf rubygems-1.3.1.tgz
cd rubygems-1.3.1
sudo ruby setup.rb
sudo rm /usr/bin/gem
sudo ln /usr/bin/gem1.8 /usr/bin/gem

Then install commandline

sudo gem install commandline

Grab flickrfetchr and install

sudo wget
tar xvf flickrfetchr-0.1.0.tgz
cd flickrfetchr
sudo ./setup-linuxmce

Replacing with FlickrFetchr.rb

From pluto-admin, Advanced, Configuration, Devices, Show Device Tree, My Devices, CORE, DCERouter, Orbiter Plug-in:

change File Name and Path from:

Run flickrfetchr


This will prompt you to visit a site- I don't know if it is user specific, so I won't post mine here.  But the website asks you to sign into your flickr account and then authorize flickrfetchr to access your account.

return to the console, and press "Enter" as specified.

Edit flickrfetchr's configuration files:

pico /etc/flickrfetchr.conf

I scrolled to the bottom of the page and pasted this code:

                   :limit => 100,
                   :daycount => 5,
                   :destination_path => '/home/flickr',
                   :destination_naming => :short,
                   :plugins => [:LinuxMCE_Plugin],
                   :image_acceptable_types => ['jpg'],
                   :image_resize_to => {:width => 1024, :height => 768}

                   :username => 'Username', 
                   :destination_path => '/home/flickr/muffin'


Note: replace Username with your flickr account name- don't include the @...

Save and close the *.conf file; then do the same copy/paste for the following files:

sudo pico /root/.flickrfetchr.conf
sudo pico /home/linuxmce/.flickrfetchr.conf 

After saving and closing those,

sudo flickrfetchr.rb --verbose

I wrote this as I was trying to get mine working... will update with progress.

  • Giving credit where credit is due- All of this was ctrl+c -> ctrl+v from Roy and the LMCE team on the LMCE forums.

      • Testing with 810 during the ./setup-linuxmce i encountered this error (the install kept going) not sure if it will affect the program or not.

then upgrade gem to the the lastest version Updating installed gems Nothing to update Updating RubyGems Updating rubygems-update ERROR: While executing gem ... (Gem::RemoteFetcher::FetchError)

   timed out

      • Also just noticed that when the program tries to install itself into /usr/local/bin it tries to chown as 'linuxmce' which was the standard user for the 710 DVD install, with 810 you get to choose a username so this might not work for everyone.