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       drivel -- A journal client for the GNOME desktop


       drivel [options]


       This manual page documents briefly the drivel command.

       This  manual  page  was written for the Debian distribution because the
       original program does not have a manual page.

       Drivel is a client for the GNOME desktop.

       It supports all livejournal-type servers which  use  standard  protocol
       (as documented at

       See   for   more   information   on  what
       LiveJournal is and how to get a free account.

       Drivel allows you to perform most functions that are supported  by  the
       server  (posting, friends editing, friend groups, friend page checking,
       post editing etc).

       It is designed to utilize the new features of GNOME 2.0 including GConf
       and GTK 2.0.

Serendipity configuration

       The  server  address  you need for a serendipity     installation is of
       the form:


       Use the standard username and password details that you  would  use  on
       the admin interface:


MovableType configuration

       It  appears  that movabletype has different password authentication for
       admin and what movable type calls  web  services  like  drivel      and
       other blogging clients.

       The  same user will need a different password on the two interfaces. Go
       to the admin interface of your  movable-type  installation  and  select
       "blog  preferences"  and  then  select  "Users" from the "Manage" menu.
       Click on the user you want to use via drivel (or other blogging client)
       and  scroll  down. Click on Reveal to see the Web Services Password. An
       alert box is raised with your current web services  password  for  that
       user.  The  main  password  only  appears  to work for the movable-type
       administration interface.

Other clients

       It is difficult to test with all blogging services,  so  if  there  are
       other  blogging  services supported by drivel but which need changes to
       the login URL or specialised knowledge of user passwords etc.,  file  a
       wishlist bug against drivel in Debian with the relevant details so that
       this section of the manpage can be updated.

       (Details of wordpress changes are  already  documented  in  the  drivel
       manual  -  in time, sections from the manpage will be included into the
       drivel manual.)


       drivel only supports querying the music being played when logged into a
       livejournal     blog. The old IDL/CORBA interface has been removed from
       rhythmbox  and  drivel  now  uses  DBUS  to  query  rhythmbox       for
       livejournal blogs only.


       These  programs  follow  the  usual  GNU command line syntax, with long
       options starting with two  dashes  (`-').   A  summary  of  options  is
       included below. Standard gtk/gnome options may also be used.

       -h           --help
                 Show summary of options.

       -v           --version
                 Show version of program.


       This   manual   page   was   originally   written   by   Neil  McGovern
       <>  and  is  now  maintained   by   Neil   Williams
       <>  for  the  Debian  system  (but  may  be  used by
       others).  Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify  this
       document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version
       1.3 or any later version published by  the  Free  Software  Foundation;
       with  no  Invariant  Sections,  no  Front-Cover Texts and no Back-Cover