How to make screencasts on Sugar

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steps

  1. Get Sugar installed and internet connection working
  2. Go to terminal (can be found in list of activities)
  3. Go to root by typing
 su
  1. Type:
yum update
  1. Wait a bit to pull down changes. Keep in mind the size of your drive. Mine is 4Gigs so plenty of room...
  2. Accept changes is up to you.
  3. Type:
yum install recordmydesktop 

RecordMyDesktop is command line only. Use GTK below for the GUI.

yum install gtk-recordmydesktop

Why make screencasts?

Video, when done properly, can explain a lot more than text. And video can overcome some of the language barriers by SHOWING people what to do and their expected outcomes.

Possible errors you may encounter

[root@localhost liveuser]# gtk-recordMyDesktop /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/recordMyDesktop/rmdMonitor.py:10: DeprecationWarning: The popen2 module is deprecated. Use the subprocess module. import popen2 /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/recordMyDesktop/rmdSimple.py:223: DeprecationWarning: os.popen3 is deprecated. Use the subprocess module. (stdin,stdout,stderr)=os.popen3(xwininfo_com,'t') The program 'gtk-recordMyDesktop' received an X Window System error. This probably reflects a bug in the program. The error was 'BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)'. (Details: serial 3927 error_code 11 request_code 53 minor_code 0) (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously; that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it. To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)

  • No known workaround for this yet.