Installing OnSign TV Linux Player

Requirements:

  • Intel x86 based PC
  • RAM 2GB of RAM
  • 32GB of storage
  • Ubuntu 16.04, or 18.04

Installation procedure:

  1. Open a Terminal window on your Linux PC.
  2. Enter the commands in the following sequence:
    • sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager libva1 libva-x11-1 libva-drm1 libvdpau1 speex
    • sudo dpkg -i OnSign-TV-8.3.0.deb
Notes:
  • Depending on specific hardware additional libraries may be required.
  • In case you get an error while installing OnSign TV, search for missing libraries within the error message and use sudo apt-get install <library_name> to install what is missing.
  Done, OnSign TV is installed and will be avaialble for use.

Additional Settings

Before sending your Player to the field, here are some additional settings we recommend for a reliable and smooth operation:
  1. Make sure your Linux is configured for auto-login
  2. Make sure there the screen lock and screen saver are disabled
  3. Disable Linux System Notifications
  4. Make sure Linux auto update is disabled
  5. Make sure you are using the latest video driver for your graphic card
 

Installing the latest graphic card video driver

Linux is great and extremely stable, but this is only true if you have it configured the right way. To ensure performance and stability you must make sure you your video drivers configured matching your video card. Letting Linux fallback to the default video driver most often will result in random crashes, so pay attention to it!  

How to Install Video Drivers on Ubuntu

How to Install Intel Video Drivers on Ubuntu

How to Install Nvidia Video Drivers on Ubuntu