pBiblx2 Manual Suppliment

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Here are some ideas of how to use other PuppyLinux apps inconjunction with your pBiblx2 Field Wise Bible System to make the most out of your bible study time. Hopefully we can open some eyes to some fresh new possibilities.

First you'll want to be using the newest version of your favorite PuppyLinux. For this discussion I'll be using the customized puplet 'ShepherdPup'. You can download the latest version at shepherdpuplinux.us.

Most of the apps that I will be using are already included with Shep.

Table of Contents:

1. NoteCase/Seamonkey/pBiblx2/xrandr - a capable feature rich home brewed presentation projection system.

NoteCase and a web browser for home brewed presentation projection.

Okay, so you need to make a public presentation. Here is a way of combining building blocks NoteCase/Seamonkey/pBiblx2/xrandr into a nice feature rich projection system. Of course you'll need a VGA projector or a second screen in addition to a capable laptop or desktop PC with a second VGA output.

NoteCase is a hierarchical note manager (aka. outliner). It comes standard in most Puppy Linux puplets including my very own ShepherdPup Christian puplet. It helps you organize your everyday text notes into a single document, with individual notes placed in the tree-like structure (each note can have its sub-notes, ...).

Amongst it's many outstanding features, NoteCase has hyper link support.

'You can create internal (point to some document node) or external links (point to external file), link can be placed on the document node or on the node's text'.

HTML links will then be opened up in the systems' default web browser for viewing.

In this example we're going to use this hyper link ability in conjunction with a web browser (Seamonkey in this case) to produce a capable home brewed presentation projector. As I am personally most interested in projecting lyrics and bible verses for a church congregation and study groups, I will be hyper linking outline notes to HTML pages produced by the pBiblx2 Field Wise Bible System (either my local server on my personal ShepherdPup or any other pBiblx2 on the Internet).

First thing though, I must set up the second VGA display monitor card on my laptop. I will be using one display for my control notes in NoteCase, the second plugged into my VGA projector for the web browser receiving the pBiblx2 HTML. I will use a simple command line tool xrandr (GUI tools like urandr/arandr are also available for download).


This command will identify the video outputs on my laptop. In my case the output that I am looking to set up is VGA-0 and my laptop screen is LVDS.

#xrandr --auto --output VGA-0 --mode 1024x768 --right-of LVDS

This turns VGA-0 on, set's resolution to 1024x768, and puts anything to the right of the visible laptop screen on to the VGA-O output. If I drag my web browser far right, I should see it come up on the projector.

The beauty of xrandr is that it can easily be bash scripted, a different script for different set ups. Nice!

(Note: Some set ups may have to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf - Section "Screen" - SubSection "Display - (add "Virtual 2074 1050") to increase their Virtual screen size allocations. See PuppyForum for additional assistance.)

Now with NoteCase displaying on my laptop screen and Seamonkey on my projector I simply have to write my outline in NoteCase. For illustration I will:

1. Copy and paste song lyrics that I've stored in the pBiblx2 PCARR Wiki 'MyPad' to NoteCase, I've chosen Brian Littrel's "InChristAlone".
2. Click 'show' in PCARR, go through each auto-generated W3C Slidy slide, cut and paste individual pBiblx2 HTTP slide links from the browser address bar into the NoteCase 'Link Wizard' dialog box for each highlighted stanza (lyric blocks separated by blank newlines) of lyric text.

Now when I double click on the hyper linked text now, I will see the web browser window display the pBiblx2 PCARR page intended!

Here is my lyric sample for all of you reading this manual in NoteCase. You're going to love this!

(Note: In PuppyLinux, I had to edit /usr/local/bin/defaultbrowser changing 'mozstart' to 'seamonkey' to get the tabbed browsing on each new page to cease. Also, I changed Edit-Preferences-Tabbed Browsing to 'current tab/window' in Seamonkey.)

Given that with HTML links in NoteCase I can link to most anything, I can now project anything that can be displayed on a web browser, flash or mpeg video, pBiblx2 bible verses/indexes/SlidyShows/dictionary searches, pictures, text documents, you name it. Plus, I can have them all easily outlined and organized in a convenient tree like structure. So another church service, another NoteCase .ncd file.

The simple text format of pBiblx2 resources such as wiki notes/tags/indexes/verses can be copied and pasted. Scripts can be written to export pBiblx2 material to notecase and vise-versa.

As you can see there are a great many ideas and options that can spin off of this concept.

In Christ Alone
In Christ Alone - Brian Littrel

In Christ alone will I glory,
Though I could pride myself in battles won;
For I’ve been blessed beyond measure,
And by His strength alone I’ll overcome;

Oh, I could stop and count successes like diamonds in my hands,
But those trophies could not equal to the grace by which I stand.

In Christ alone I place my trust,
And find my glory in the power of the cross,

In every victory
Let it be said of me,
My source of strength,
My source of hope,
Is Christ alone.

In Christ alone do I glory,
For only by His grace I am redeemed;
For only His tender mercy,
Could reach beyond my weakness to my need;

And now I seek no greater honor in just to know Him more,
And to count my gains but losses to the glory of my Lord.

In Christ alone I place my trust,
And find my glory in the power of the cross,

In every victory
Let it be said of me,
My source of strength,
My source of hope...Is

..Christ alone I place my trust,
And find my glory in the power of the cross,

In every victory
Let it be said of me,
My source of strength,
My source of hope...
Is Christ alone