Searching for a Stopwatch/Timer with audio alarm

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Searching for a Stopwatch/Timer with audio alarm

Post by linux_rules » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:21 am

Hi,
I am searching for a Stopwatch/Timer with audio alarm.

For example when I set a time limit of 5 mins it will count to 5 minutes and give me a SOUND notification

Is there an app like that in the repos ?

Please don't take this in a wrong way but I never add PPAs.

I want somthing from the official repos.

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$ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: lts Kernel: 4.4.0-116-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: MATE 1.16.2 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: H110M-CS v: Rev X.0x
           Bios: American Megatrends v: 3016 date: 12/27/2016
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3-6100 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 14783
           clock speeds: max: 3700 MHz 1: 799 MHz 2: 1311 MHz 3: 3561 MHz
           4: 821 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GK107 [GeForce GTX 650] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: NVE7
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.8 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 NVIDIA GK107 HDMI Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Card-2 Intel Sunrise Point-H HD Audio
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-116-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 120.0GB (35.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_750 size: 120.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 24G used: 7.6G (34%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-2: /home size: 36G used: 33G (95%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C gpu: 40.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 181 Uptime: 1:15 Memory: 1558.4/3889.5MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 
Mint 18.1
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100 CPU
Ram 4GB
GeForce GTX 650

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Re: Searching for a Stopwatch/Timer with audio alarm

Post by sdibaja » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:35 am

alarm-clock-applet
It is in the Debian Stable repos

http://alarm-clock.pseudoberries.com/

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Re: Searching for a Stopwatch/Timer with audio alarm

Post by linux_rules » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:05 am

sdibaja wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:35 am
alarm-clock-applet
It is in the Debian Stable repos

http://alarm-clock.pseudoberries.com/
After installing alarm-clock-applet I realized that pulseaudio is 16.04 is terribly buggy.

It wont play any sound unless I execute

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 pulseaudio -k
repeatedly.

I have placed an order on Amazon for a hardware timer.
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Re: Searching for a Stopwatch/Timer with audio alarm

Post by sdibaja » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:32 am

sorry about that.
I have used it for years on Mint, LMDE, Debian Jessie, and now Debian Stretch (and Buster/Sid). all with Gnome2/Mate.

Debian Stretch uses pulseaudio version 10.0-1+deb9u1
check with Synaptic and see if you have any missing dependencies or recommends

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Re: Searching for a Stopwatch/Timer with audio alarm

Post by phd21 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:22 pm

Hi linux_rules,
linux_rules wrote:I am searching for a Stopwatch/Timer with audio alarm. For example when I set a time limit of 5 mins it will count to 5 minutes and give me a SOUND notification. Is there an app like that in the repos ?
Please don't take this in a wrong way but I never add PPAs.
Check the "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)" for "timer", "Stopwatch", "Alarm", "pop-up or sticky notes", etc... Install some and try them, remove the ones you do not want or like. There are software packages that can do this. Also check for Applets, Desklets, etc... In my Linux Mint KDE system there are a few options for doing this, the superb "Kalarm", "KTeaTime", "Ktimer", "Knotes" (pop-up sticky notes), various widgets, etc...

There are a lot of excellent, safe to install and use, software packages available for Linux that are not in the Mint Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM) repositories and have various installation methods in addition to using a PPA. Always try the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM) first though...

If you know that the PPA is reliable from members in this forum that have actually used it, online reviews from reputable websites, etc... then it is safe to use. PPA's by the software developers are usually safe to use especially if they are dedicated to that specific software. Some PPA's have a lot of software packages available in addition to the software you may be interested in, that may potentially cause conflicts; in these cases, you can just install the PPA then install the software you want, then disable the PPA, or download the Linux deb files and install that without installing the PPA.

As for PPA's, most (if not all) PPA's have easy to install Linux ".deb" file(s) available to download and install their software without actually adding the PPA, search for the PPA website, then just click 'View Package Details" on the right side, on the next screen pick and click the version for your Linux Mint system, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial for Linux Mint 18.x and Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty for Linux Mint 17.x, then click the 64-bit or 32-bit or "all" deb file link, download that and double-click it to install it. Note that some more complex software contains various packages and thus would have multiple Linux deb files to download and install in a particular order, where installing the PPA would be better and easier.

You might benefit by using the nVidia drivers for your nVidia card although the default "nouveau" video driver seems to be working on your system.
NVIDIA: how to install the latest video card drivers - Easy Linux tips project
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/12
Your inxi -Fxzd results wrote: Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GK107 [GeForce GTX 650] bus-ID: 01:00.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: NVE7
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.8 Direct Rendering: Yes

Hope this helps ...
Phd21: Mint KDE 17.3 & 18.3, 64-bit Awesome OS, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,4gb Ram,256gb SDD, Video: Intel 4 Graphics, DVD Lightscribe. Why I use KDE?:https://opensource.com/life/15/4/9-reasons-to-use-kde

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