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Possible to add a Mouse Jiggler?

By @ppxntwq
    2021-02-23 20:26:59.523Z

    Would like to be able to keep remote device awake that doesn't have typical "sleep" settings.

    Solved in post #2, click to view
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    1. Michael Lynch @michael2021-02-24 21:20:59.884Z2023-07-03 16:24:45.502Z

      Edit (2023-07-23): We now have an official solution for this.

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      1. GAlfredo Granados @granadosjr
          2023-07-03 16:02:30.753Z

          exactly what i needed! thanks for the script!

          1. @granadosjr - We now have a better solution that's more robust.

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          In reply toppxntwq:
          Brandon Friesen @TCW
            2022-06-24 15:28:01.132Z

            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.

            1. Thanks for the feedback!

              Have you tried using the software-based jiggle script above?

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              In reply toppxntwq:
                2022-11-22 09:29:28.198Z

                Hi, the script works but how can you run it in the backround without a permanent ssh connection?

                1. TMike @tiny_flyer
                    2022-11-29 16:49:27.111Z

                    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

                    1. 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.

                      1. TMike @tiny_flyer
                          2022-12-01 14:27:35.610Z

                          Thank you for clarifying Charles. You are correct.

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                      In reply toppxntwq:
                        2022-11-29 19:25:47.612Z2022-11-29 21:13:49.754Z

                        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
                        1. Thanks for sharing this with us @tinyuser2022!