This app only works for
Nancho can be ran in the backgroud automatically as a service. However, as it needs access to the
dbus operations on user-level, these need to be added to
systemctl --user. The instructions below explain how to set this up.
Cloning the Repository
Clone the repository to
somedir is a directory name of your choosing).
cd /home/username/path/to/somedir git clone https://github.com/cmry/nancho
From now on, we'll refer to the path to the script as
/home/user/path/to/somedir/nancho/nancho.py. Please remember this
somedir path, because you'll need it at more places in the set-up.
Now set up a
systemd file like so:
sudo vi /etc/systemd/user/nancho.service
And add the following text:
[Unit] Description=Automute Music on Browser Audio After=multi-user.target [Service] Type=idle ExecStart=/bin/sh /home/yourusername/path/to/somedir/nancho/nancho.sh [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target
Note: change the
/home/yourusername/path/to/somedir/ part to the correct one!
/home/username/path/to/somedir/nancho/nancho.sh) to match your username and the somedir directory. Make sure that the directory is absolute!
And change the directory in the first line:
/usr/bin/python3 /home/yourusername/path/to/somedir/nancho/nancho.py --browser=Firefox --music=Spotify --poll_time=2 --pause
If Python 2: change the python3 part in
/usr/bin/python3 to either
Note that this uses default arguments for the code above (e.g.
--browser=Firefox), for an overview and help see
python nancho.py -h. Moreoever,
poll_time is set to 2 seconds - if you'd like more responsive pausing and trade-off some system load, decrease this number.
Running it as a Service
After you set this all up can run the service with:
systemctl --user start nancho
And check for any errors with:
systemctl --user status nancho
Note on Application Names (and New Firefox Versions Specifically)
Firefox has changed it's audio application name in newer Ubuntu / Firefox versions to
AudioIPC Server. You can always refer to
pacmd list-sink-inputs and check under
application.name for service identifiers to be put under the