A Linux Mint Electric Fireplace

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KBD47
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A Linux Mint Electric Fireplace

Post by KBD47 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:06 am

A few years ago we bought an electric fireplace. The cabinet is beautiful, but the electric fireplace itself was badly made and only lasted one winter. Just for the heck of it I tore the inner workings of the electric fireplace out and put an old Dell lcd monitor inside of it. I'm using Linux Mint Xfce 17 on a netbook and running Xscreensaver. That is the Atlantis screensaver though my pictures don't do it much justice. The experiment turned out better than I expected.
http://imgur.com/xXJB1CR,UFbQtIC

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Re: A Linux Mint Electric Fireplace

Post by wilbobob » Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:52 am

Well done you. My daughter will soon be moving to a new house soon that has some unused fire surrounds. And I've got a few unused screens. I wonder if I can convince her it would be a good idea to combine the two.
Go Steady, but keep going

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Re: A Linux Mint Electric Fireplace

Post by richyrich » Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:34 am

Really cool ! :D . . wonder what it would look like with xscreensaver's xflame?

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Re: A Linux Mint Electric Fireplace

Post by KBD47 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:36 am

wilbobob wrote:Well done you. My daughter will soon be moving to a new house soon that has some unused fire surrounds. And I've got a few unused screens. I wonder if I can convince her it would be a good idea to combine the two.
Thanks.
Go for it :-) There is something cool about a video fireplace. I always liked the one on Colbert Report.

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Re: A Linux Mint Electric Fireplace

Post by KBD47 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:39 am

richyrich wrote:Really cool ! :D . . wonder what it would look like with xscreensaver's xflame?
That one will be great. Also snowflakes, fireworks, timetunnel, matrix, and pacman would be fun. Xscreensaver has some nice screensavers.

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Re: A Linux Mint Electric Fireplace

Post by all41 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:57 am

There are also some nice fireplace videos on youtube

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Re: A Linux Mint Electric Fireplace

Post by KBD47 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:27 am

all41 wrote:There are also some nice fireplace videos on youtube
Good point. Thanks!

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Re: A Linux Mint Electric Fireplace

Post by MartyMint » Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:39 pm

Get a roasting chicken video and loop it with VLC.
Now I'm hungry.

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Re: A Linux Mint Electric Fireplace

Post by KBD47 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:37 pm

MartyMint wrote:Get a roasting chicken video and loop it with VLC.
Now I'm hungry.
LOL :-)

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