Possible to add a Mouse Jiggler?
Would like to be able to keep remote device awake that doesn't have typical "sleep" settings.
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It's unlikely that I'll add this to the web app anytime soon, but you can do this easily with a shell script.
If you SSH in to your TinyPilot and run these commands, it will jiggle the mouse every three seconds.
wget https://gist.githubusercontent.com/mtlynch/906534da530482e9afcf1e1309b3dbbe/raw/3e51ba4fe87d609503d19cf1404d259d1a1ea9e2/tinypilot-jiggle.bash chmod +x tinypilot-jiggle.bash ./tinypilot-jiggle.bash
The script is pretty straightforward, so you can modify it to tweak the timing:
- TBrandon Friesen @TCW
I would like to see this added to the WebUI. I have a hardware based jiggler that moves the mouse cursor 1pixel at a time but it would be nice not to have to plug another device into the target machine.
Hi, the script works but how can you run it in the backround without a permanent ssh connection?
To run any script to persist in the background add you would execute the command as follows
nohup ./tinypilot-jiggle.bash &
The nohup portion runs the command regardless of console connection. The ampersand "&" runs the process in the background. Used together it runs the script in the background and doesn't stop when the connection is dropped
Thanks for sharing this Mike! It's worth noting that the script won't automatically restart if the TinyPilot device has been rebooted when using this method - you'll need to SSH in and manually launch it each time that happens. There are ways to get the script to automatically launch on startup but I'd advise against that as it's caused issues for troubleshooting in the past.
Hi, i added a cronjob with the specific mouse parameters from the script. So it just runs in the background even after a reboot. Since now i do not have any hassle.
# m h dom mon dow command */5 * * * * /bin/echo -ne "\0\x03\x16\x58\x4c\0\0" > /dev/hidg1 */5 * * * * /bin/echo -ne "\0\xbc\x1b\xdd\x2a\0\0" > /dev/hidg1