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DMX4Linux 2.6 - A DMX device driver package for Linux
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NAME

dmxconsole - simple dmx manipulating program  

SYNTAX

dmxconsole [--dmx <device>] [--fkeys <number>] [--js <device>] [--mm <device>] [--ms <device>] [--ps2 <device>] [--mousescale <number>] [<filename>]

 

OPTIONS

--dmx <device>
Set dmx device.
--fkeys <number>
Set number of function keys to use for stored cues.
--js <device>
Use joystick connected at device.
--mm <device>
Use serial mousesystems compatible mouse connected at device.
--ms <device>
Use serial microsoft compatible mouse connected at device.
--ps2 <device>
Use ps2 mouse connected at device.
--mousescale <number>
Set sensitivity of mouse to number. Default value is 10.
filename
Load initial channel values from this file. Saves are made to this filename. If you don't specify any file, nothing is loaded upon startup and saves are made to "default.chn".
 

DESCRIPTION

dmxconsole is a simple curses console application. You can manipulate dmx channels directly and store them in different cues. Cues are crossfaded.

Use the cursor keys to select a channel. You can increase/decrease its value with the +/- and PageUp/PageDown keys. The spacebar alters between zero and full value.

With the function keys F1-F12 you select a different cue. The new cue is crossfaded into the current cue. You can change the crossfadetime with keys 0-9.

The current set of cues are saved with 's'. The default filename is "default.chn" in the current directory. You can load a file upon startup by adding the filename to the command line. This file is then used to save.

The last change to the current cue can by undoed with 'u'.

Look at the KEYS section for a complete reference of keys.  

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

DMX
Specifies the default dmx device. May be overridden by command line.
 

KEYS

Cursor Keys
Move Cursor in dmxconsole

Home
Move Cursor to channel 1

End
Move Cursor to last channel

m
Change Display mode. Values are either shown in dmx, decimal or hex. In dmx mode the values range from 0-100 with 100 shown as "FL". In hex and decimal mode all values are shown accuratly.

PageUp
Increase current value by 16 (0x10|$10|10h)

+
Increase current value by 1

PageDown
Lower current value by 16 (0x10|$10|10h)

-
Lower current value by 1

Space
Toggle current value between 0 and "FL" (255|0xff|$ff|ffh)

0-9
Set fadetime to 0-9 sec.

b
Black Out. Set all channels to 0.

f
Set all channels to FULL.

d
Set current channel to 0.

Insert
Insert a channel. All channels greater than the current channel are moved.

Delete
Delete channels. All channels greater then the current channel are moved.

F1-F63
Change current cue. To enable more than 12 function keys with a standard pc keyboard have a look into the tools/extrakeys directory of the dmx4linux sources.

u
Undo the last change to the current cue.

p
Change palette.

n
Toggle number of the first DMX channel between 0 and 1.
 

MOUSE & JOYSTICK

If you have connected and enabled a mouse or joystick you can select the current channel by moving your mouse. The mouse wheel will act like pressing keys PageUp or PageDown, thus increasing or decreasing the channel value by 16. The right mouse button will toggle the current channel like pressing the space key. If you press the left mouse button while moving the mouse horizontically the current channel value is altered. The middle mouse button will set the current channel to 0.  

LIRC SUPPORT

If you have the lirc daemon running you can control dmxconsole with it. Please append the distributed lircrc file to your ~/.lircrc file. Then edit the section dmxconsole and replace the remote= setting with the name of your IR control and the button= settings with your desired buttons.
Remember to enable the LIRC support with the configure script when configuring dmx4linux, so dmxconsole is linked against the lirc library.  

BUGS

If you use dmxconsole in a xterm, some function keys (F1-F12) may not work. This is due to the termcap or terminfo system providing wrong keycodes for those function keys. You can either ignore those function keys, use a different terminal program like rxvt or use the linux console.  

AUTHORS

Dirk Jagdmann <doj@cubic.org> part of the DMX4Linux package: https://llg.cubic.org/dmx4linux  

SEE ALSO

dmxdisplay(X), dmxpanel(X)


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