Re: mbarcode trouble

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On Thu, 2010-10-28 at 15:21 -0400, R. A. Bilonick wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-10-28 at 23:25 +1100, Brian Keck wrote:
> > I can't figure out how to use mbarcode on my n900.  I can save a photo
> > to a file, but can't see how to extract the ISBN number or such.  I've
> > never had my own barcode reader before, so maybe just ignorant.
> > 
> > Installed packages:
> >   mbarcode
> >   mbarcode-plugin-ii
> >   mbarcode-plugin-isbn
> >   mbarcode-plugin-qrcode
> >   mbarcode-plugin-webrequest
> >   mbarcode-plugin-wifi
> >   mbarcode-plugins-all
> > 
> > The only on-screen buttons I get are 
> >   
> >   * exit
> >   * save
> >   * history
> >   * settings
> > 
> > I've run it from the command line, to see stderr/stdout ... can't see
> > anything wrong ... plugins are 'Loaded successfully'.
> > 
> > Thanks (again) for any help ...
> > 
> > Brian Keck
> > 
> 
> It took me a few tries to figure out how to scan. Start mbarcode, open
> the camera lens, and close the camera program after it opens. Align the
> N900 so that the barcode shows in the main viewing window. When you have
> it reasonably large and centered, tap the viewing area once or twice to
> cause mbarcode to focus. After a few seconds, the barcode numbers should
> show up on the right hand side window. (I've never been able to do
> anything with the bar code once it was captured! The only on-screen
> buttons I see are scan and Open Image. I'm running PR1.3. I don't see
> any settings for mbarcode. Maybe I need to install the plugins?)
> 
> Rick B.
> 
> 
> 
I only found two plugins (isbn and web request) and installed them. Now
mbarcode works differently with the red line. But it works fine and I
can search the output. Pretty neat.

Rick B.

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