Re: New Synthetic Phonics Literacy Activity

2009-11-17 Thread Bryan Berry
On Wed, 2009-11-18 at 00:33 +0430, Mike Dawson wrote: Hi All, As many of the target areas for the XOs suffer from massive illiteracy problems, and some live away from where schools will be built during the time that they grow up and could benefit from a literacy learning activity using home

Re: Create and sign Country specific XO image

2009-06-25 Thread Bryan Berry
Philip, talk to reuben caron about getting the image signed. Personally, i think you are better off unlocking your XO's and using and unsigned image. If you want to create a custom image, my best recommendation is that you contract Ties Stuij or someone at OLPC to do it for you. Reuben may or

Re: XO frequently hangs on shutdown w/ 0.82

2009-06-04 Thread Bryan Berry
On Wed, 2009-06-03 at 14:28 +0200, Tomeu Vizoso wrote: On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 14:21, Bryan Berry br...@olenepal.org wrote: I am curious if a number of other deployments have encountered this problem or just us. We find that the XO occasionally hangs on shutdown. We are using 0.82 I

XO frequently hangs on shutdown w/ 0.82

2009-06-03 Thread Bryan Berry
I am curious if a number of other deployments have encountered this problem or just us. We find that the XO occasionally hangs on shutdown. We are using 0.82 I have created a ticket for this http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/9319 I realize that OLPC has roughly zero resources to fix problems like

[Server-devel] touchpad problems (was Re: Questions)

2009-05-09 Thread Bryan Berry
From: david da...@leeming-consulting.com Daniel, Feedback from Nauru. It is very hot and very humid. I find typically that almost all the children observe the jumping cursor. The recalibration does help, but it's still a major issue. I am simply unable to use the touchpad in

Re: Occasional stuck keys on devanagari keyboard

2009-04-13 Thread Bryan Berry
weeks but if the problem doesn't occur again then it seems like a moot point. On Mon, 2009-04-13 at 14:59 -0400, Richard A. Smith wrote: Bryan Berry wrote: consistently. For instance, w/ 5 XO's yesterday the keys were stuck on the first boot. On the second boot the problem went away. Today, I

Occasional stuck keys on devanagari keyboard

2009-04-08 Thread Bryan Berry
I have about 40 XO's out of 2000 so far that occasionally show stuck keys in the corners of the keyboard, particularly the frame, fn, and right arrow key. The keys seem to stick occasionally but not consistently. For instance, w/ 5 XO's yesterday the keys were stuck on the first boot. On the

phantom stuck keys in XO shipment

2009-04-07 Thread Bryan Berry
We received 2525 XO's a week ago and have been imaging and repacking them. We have received XO 1.5's w/ Nepali keyboards. We have processed 1600 XO's so far and only found about 6 XO's DOA. I have encountered a very strange problem however. On about 50 XO's so far, the function, right arrow key,

Re: [Server-devel] phantom USB-Ethernet problem

2009-04-04 Thread Bryan Berry
On Sat, 2009-04-04 at 11:16 +0200, Martin Langhoff wrote: On Sat, Apr 4, 2009 at 9:04 AM, Bryan Berry br...@olenepal.org wrote: Please disregard my frantic e-mails about the USB-Ethernet problem. It turns out that the USB-Ethernet NIC was not at fault, even when using a USB 1.1. USB

problems w/ new Nepali keyboard

2009-03-30 Thread Bryan Berry
We just got our new XO's last night and we are having problems switching languages using the switch language key The key actually works w/ the pre-installed 767 image from OLPC but not our customized image that is also 767. What could we have screwed up? Btw, the new XO's finally have the Nepali

Re: problems w/ new Nepali keyboard

2009-03-30 Thread Bryan Berry
but on second boot, the keyboard switching seems to work. verrry strange On Tue, 2009-03-31 at 09:51 +0545, Bryan Berry wrote: We just got our new XO's last night and we are having problems switching languages using the switch language key The key actually works w/ the pre-installed 767 image

Re: [Server-devel] Is a USB-Ethernet NIC appropriate for the XS?

2009-03-24 Thread Bryan Berry
are the chances that we can supply the schools with more bandwidth than that? /Ties On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 9:56 AM, Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.com wrote: On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 4:49 AM, Bryan Berry br...@olenepal.org wrote: The ever helpful cjb and Mitch_Bradley directed me to the root

[Server-devel] Is a USB-Ethernet NIC appropriate for the XS?

2009-03-23 Thread Bryan Berry
Bernie and friends on the server-devel list We want to use the MSI Wind PC for the XS but it has one big problem. It only has 1 on-board NIC and no PCI slots. As you know, the XS requires 2 NIC's. We have tried several different USB NIC's and are having serious throughput problems. Is this issue

Problems w/ USB-ethernet device

2009-03-23 Thread Bryan Berry
I am reposting this e-mail from the server-devel to the general developers list to see if I can find more kernel hackers w/ knowledge of this particular problem. We want to use the MSI Wind PC for the XS but it has one big problem. It only has 1 on-board NIC and no PCI slots. As you know, the XS

Re: [Server-devel] Is a USB-Ethernet NIC appropriate for the XS?

2009-03-23 Thread Bryan Berry
, Mar 23, 2009 at 3:10 PM, Bryan Berry br...@olenepal.org wrote: We want to use the MSI Wind PC for the XS but it has one big problem. It only has 1 on-board NIC and no PCI slots. As you know, the XS requires 2 NIC's. We have tried several different USB NIC's and are having serious

Re: [Server-devel] Serving 400+ students w/ a single central XS - ejabberd nightmare?

2009-03-10 Thread Bryan Berry
On Mon, 2009-03-09 at 21:51 -0700, Sameer Verma wrote: On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 7:04 PM, Bryan Berry br...@olenepal.org wrote: On Tue, 2009-03-10 at 09:58 +1300, Martin Langhoff wrote: On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 12:11 AM, Bryan Berry br...@olenepal.org wrote: I am worried about the XO's

[Server-devel] notes on scaling ejabberd for the XO's

2009-03-10 Thread Bryan Berry
Here are some notes from a short IRC conversation I had w/ Rob Mcqueen, the lead developer of Telepathy transcript of conversation on #sugar bemasc: bernie: I am concerned about the fact that in the default schoolserver set up all users are in one giant shared roster Robot101 RESOLVED,

Re: [Server-devel] Serving 400+ students w/ a single central XS - ejabberd nightmare?

2009-03-09 Thread Bryan Berry
On Tue, 2009-03-10 at 09:58 +1300, Martin Langhoff wrote: On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 12:11 AM, Bryan Berry br...@olenepal.org wrote: I am worried about the XO's and not the XS. Now you're starting to see what I've seen :-/ I also worry about your APs and networking infra -- to support 400

Re: [Server-devel] Serving 400+ students w/ a single central XS - ejabberd nightmare?

2009-03-09 Thread Bryan Berry
On Mon, 2009-03-09 at 22:36 -0400, Daniel Drake wrote: 2009/3/9 Bryan Berry br...@olenepal.org: We will have roughly 8+ AP's. We have found that off-the-shelf AP's can handle around 60-70 users. But that doesn't still doesn't solve the problem of the XO's getting bogged down by tons

Re: [Server-devel] Serving 400+ students w/ a single central XS - ejabberd nightmare?

2009-03-08 Thread Bryan Berry
On Sun, 2009-03-08 at 22:36 +1300, Martin Langhoff wrote: On Sun, Mar 8, 2009 at 7:52 PM, Bryan Berry br...@olenepal.org wrote: But 200-300 users could be online at once. I think it will be too complicated to tell some of them: Don't connect to the AP right now, you may overwhelm ejabberd

[Server-devel] XO's get bogged down w/ chatter (was Re: Serving 400+ students w/ a single central XS )

2009-03-08 Thread Bryan Berry
, 2009-03-08 at 16:57 +0545, Bryan Berry wrote: On Sun, 2009-03-08 at 22:36 +1300, Martin Langhoff wrote: On Sun, Mar 8, 2009 at 7:52 PM, Bryan Berry br...@olenepal.org wrote: But 200-300 users could be online at once. I think it will be too complicated to tell some of them: Don't connect

[Server-devel] Serving 400+ students w/ a single central XS - ejabberd nightmare?

2009-03-07 Thread Bryan Berry
We want to support 5-6 schools with a centralized XS. This XS would connect to the schools by wireless links and support 400+ students. We are planning on a pretty heavy duty server to handle this load but I am concerned that 400+ students in the @online@ group will cause havoc w/ ejabberd and the

any way to display Nand full boot message in Nepali?

2009-02-16 Thread Bryan Berry
I am quite happy that the XO now displays a Disk full message when the nand is full and notifies the user that a number of journal entries will be deleted. Is there any way to display that same text in Nepali for our users here in Nepal? -- Bryan W. Berry Technology Director OLE Nepal,

Re: any way to display Nand full boot message in Nepali?

2009-02-16 Thread Bryan Berry
-Original Message- From: Chris Ball c...@laptop.org You can modify the text in /etc/init.d/diskspace{check,recover}. It is not localized past English and Spanish, because it runs before almost anything else on the system. Thanks cjb, will take a look at this -- Bryan W. Berry Technology

Deployment Training 101 course, now in moodle

2009-02-10 Thread Bryan Berry
http://moodle.olenepal.org/course/view.php?id=28 you can try it out by logging in as guest This is the course I am giving to Nepal's deployment vlounteers -- Bryan W. Berry Technology Director OLE Nepal, http://www.olenepal.org ___ Devel mailing list

Deployment Training 101 course, now in moodle

2009-02-10 Thread Bryan Berry
http://moodle.olenepal.org/course/view.php?id=28 you can try it out by logging in as guest This is the course I am giving to Nepal's deployment vlounteers -- Bryan W. Berry Technology Director OLE Nepal, http://www.olenepal.org ___ Devel mailing list

Re: [Sugar-devel] ActivityTeam inaugural meeting

2009-01-28 Thread Bryan Berry
On Wed, 2009-01-28 at 18:17 -0500, Wade Brainerd wrote: Hi everyone, Please join us for the first Sugar Labs ActivityTeam IRC meeting this Friday, 3PM EST in #sugar-meeting on FreeNode. http://sugarlabs.org/go/ActivityTeam/Meetings Wade, great idea! I would love to attend but

Re: [Sugar-devel] ActivityTeam inaugural meeting

2009-01-28 Thread Bryan Berry
On Thu, 2009-01-29 at 02:35 +, Aleksey Lim wrote: its(adding new intruments) already in progress :) Awesome! Zamechatelno! -- Bryan W. Berry Technology Director OLE Nepal, http://www.olenepal.org ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org

Turning off the mesh to save battery power

2009-01-27 Thread Bryan Berry
hey guys, here in Nepal we are deciding whether or not to turn off the mesh on our custom XO build in order to save power. We will leave on regular wifi. Any ideas on how much power we will actually save? An extra hour of battery life would be worth it -- Bryan W. Berry Technology Director OLE

Turning off the mesh to save battery power

2009-01-27 Thread Bryan Berry
hey guys, here in Nepal we are deciding whether or not to turn off the mesh on our custom XO build in order to save power. We will leave on regular wifi. Any ideas on how much power we will actually save? An extra hour of battery life would be worth it -- Bryan W. Berry Technology Director OLE

Re: Turning off the mesh to save battery power

2009-01-27 Thread Bryan Berry
On Tue, 2009-01-27 at 19:26 -0800, John Gilmore wrote: hey guys, here in Nepal we are deciding whether or not to turn off the mesh on our custom XO build in order to save power. We will leave on regular wifi. Any ideas on how much power we will actually save? An extra hour of battery

Re: child protection + anti-cheating

2009-01-11 Thread Bryan Berry
cjb wrote: I hope you don't mind if I give some blunt/opinionated answers: How do we protect children from accessing porn or other questionable content, and how do we prevent malicious persons from communicating with kids, like say, child predators in IRC? You can't prevent

Re: [Server-devel] small form factor XS options?

2008-11-26 Thread Bryan Berry
On Wed, 2008-11-26 at 09:39 -0200, Martin Langhoff wrote: If you look for machines with VIA CPUs, they are low power dissipation, and often cheap too. We have a few samples at 1cc with heatsinks - no fans! I have found this great machine

[Server-devel] small form factor XS options?

2008-11-26 Thread Bryan Berry
I am shopping for some XS options to test out ahead of our spring deployment. I have looked at the MSI Wind PC, Eee Box, and the Shuttle X2700N. All have nice small form factors, low prices, and Atom chips. I am focused on Intel Atom-based PC's because they seem to be dropping in price the

Re: [Server-devel] small form factor XS options?

2008-11-26 Thread Bryan Berry
On Wed, 2008-11-26 at 09:39 -0200, If you look for machines with VIA CPUs, they are low power dissipation, and often cheap too. We have a few samples at 1cc with heatsinks - no fans! Will do, tks for the heads up I definitely need at least 1 Ghz processor because we intend to host an offline

Re: [Server-devel] OLPC XS 0.5 Released

2008-11-26 Thread Bryan Berry
Martin, can u provide and .md5 for this and future releases? thanks -- Bryan W. Berry Technology Director OLE Nepal, http://www.olenepal.org ___ Server-devel mailing list Server-devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/server-devel

Re: Touch pads

2008-11-25 Thread Bryan Berry
From: David Leeming [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Touch pads To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Message-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Some feedback on touch pads. I returned to the PNG trials school of Giare last week to do some training, and noticed several of the

Re: [Server-devel] Concerns about ejabberd + 767

2008-11-17 Thread Bryan Berry
On Mon, 2008-11-17 at 00:36 -0500, Martin Langhoff wrote: On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 12:19 AM, Bryan Berry [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I would like to know if anyone here has seriously tested build 767 together with XS 0.4? Specifically the ejabberd and ID manager. Yes. The OLPC QA team has done

Re: [Server-devel] Concerns about ejabberd + 767

2008-11-17 Thread Bryan Berry
On Mon, 2008-11-17 at 00:36 -0500, Martin Langhoff wrote: On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 12:19 AM, Bryan Berry [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I would like to know if anyone here has seriously tested build 767 together with XS 0.4? Specifically the ejabberd and ID manager. Yes. The OLPC QA team has done

Suggestion for presentation at Sugar Camp2

2008-11-13 Thread Bryan Berry
Deployment is Hard! Notes from Nepal's Deployments Summary: Bryan Berry (that's me) will talk about Nepal's deployments with help from Tony Anderson. Will talk about tough stuff like teacher training, developing local support infrastructure, managing volunteers

Re: Suggestion for presentation at Sugar Camp2

2008-11-13 Thread Bryan Berry
: infrastructure, managing volunteers, and particular technical needs. * 90 minutes + 30 minutes of discussion * Bryan Berry and Tony Anderson will lead the discussion * Powerpoint presentation will accompany the talk Just to make

[Server-devel] XS - XO archiving and backup (was Re: [OLPC India] Issues on the ground )

2008-11-09 Thread Bryan Berry
On Mon, 2008-11-10 at 11:44 +0530, JV Avadhanulu wrote: Dear Bryan, I have a question. Are children able to transfer files to the XS Server over Wi-Fi in your deployments? Our deployments are still using XS-163, which does not have the xs-backup method. We hope to migrate to a newer version

Re: [Server-devel] physical security of the XS and XO-as-XS

2008-10-14 Thread Bryan Berry
Martin, you make some good points. Sorry for the late reply. On Sun, 2008-10-12 at 10:56 +1300, Martin Langhoff wrote: [Note: this is a resend - with some better editing - the earlier email got sent prematurely...] On Sun, Oct 12, 2008 at 3:43 AM, Bryan Berry [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 2

Re: [Server-devel] physical security of the XS and XO-as-XS

2008-10-11 Thread Bryan Berry
I have been discussing these issues off-list w/ Greg Smith. I will summarize some of our discussion and then reply to Sameer about physical security for the XS and to the general suggestion that the XO can serve as an XS. I have paraphrased Greg's question, don't blame him if I have bastardized

Re: [Server-devel] Server-devel Digest, Vol 18, Issue 6

2008-10-05 Thread Bryan Berry
Martin Langhoff wrote: Been ruminating on this a bit. The more I think about it, the more clear it is that DG on the XS is not a good long term solution. DG may not be a good long term solution, but the pilots need it asap and it still isn't part of the default install. Greg is right that the

Re: [Server-devel] Nepal XS

2008-10-05 Thread Bryan Berry
On Mon, 2008-10-06 at 09:18 +0545, Martin Langhoff Wrote wrote: For example, use two XOs to verify ejabberd functionality. Use browse to verify that the schoolserver link delivers the Moodle (site) home page. Use browse to verify internet connectivity. Try to access a 'forbidden'

Re: [Server-devel] What's cooking in the XS pot this week (2008-10--01)

2008-10-03 Thread Bryan Berry
On Fri, 2008-10-03 at 18:57 +1300, Martin Langhoff wrote: On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 6:52 PM, Bryan Berry [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Dans can use a good bit of memory but I haven't really calculated how much. Top shows me a lot dansguardian processes, each using about 10K of RES memory, 980

Re: [Server-devel] What's cooking in the XS pot this week (2008-10--01)

2008-10-02 Thread Bryan Berry
Greg, We will be setting up two labs here in Nepal, one in the next couple weeks and likely one in the first week of November at Nepal's Dept of Education. Depending on our experiences in those labs, we want to roll out a new version of the XS in November to our two pilot schools and possibly a

Re: [Server-devel] What's cooking in the XS pot this week (2008-10--01)

2008-10-02 Thread Bryan Berry
it to cultural norms. On Fri, 2008-10-03 at 00:17 -0400, John Watlington wrote: On Oct 2, 2008, at 11:51 PM, Bryan Berry wrote: Greg, We will be setting up two labs here in Nepal, one in the next couple weeks and likely one in the first week of November at Nepal's Dept of Education

Re: [Server-devel] What's cooking in the XS pot this week (2008-10--01)

2008-10-02 Thread Bryan Berry
of restriction, including blacklists ? wad On Oct 3, 2008, at 12:31 AM, Bryan Berry wrote: Wad, you're right that Dansguardian is a can of worms but it is a very important can of worms that needs to work w/ minimal configuration, at least initially. I would say that the initial install

Re: [Server-devel] What's cooking in the XS pot this week (2008-10--01)

2008-10-02 Thread Bryan Berry
On Fri, 2008-10-03 at 18:09 +1300, Martin Langhoff wrote: On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 4:51 PM, Bryan Berry [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: We will be setting up two labs here in Nepal, one in the next couple weeks and likely one in the first week of November at Nepal's Dept of Education. Depending

Re: [Server-devel] XS_0_4 install]

2008-09-30 Thread Bryan Berry
, Bryan Berry [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: What's more concerning to me is that ejabberd has never once worked for me out-of-box. I have always had to reinstall it before getting it to work. Has anyone out there gotten ejabberd to work consistently on new XS installs w/ reinstalling

Re: [Server-devel] offline moodle

2008-09-03 Thread Bryan Berry
On Tue, 2008-09-02 at 22:57 +0200, Tony Anderson wrote: Hi, My apologies - I need to do some research on how to setup the repo.or.cz. As an immediate expedient, I have attached the relevant files to this email. When I get a little time, I will set this up properly. The readme tries to

Re: [Server-devel] offline moodle

2008-09-03 Thread Bryan Berry
On Thu, 2008-09-04 at 12:43 +1200, Martin Langhoff wrote: On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 11:13 PM, Bryan Berry [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: hey Tony, this is a good start. I have a somewhat different workflow in mind. Here is a narrative that describes what I am thinking User Story 1: Intermittent

Re: [Server-devel] offline moodle

2008-09-03 Thread Bryan Berry
On Thu, 2008-09-04 at 15:10 +1200, Martin Langhoff wrote: good to hear we're on the same page. AIUI, the user only has to get to the initial moodle page, and GG should take care of the rest. you've reached beyond my geek lingo, what on earth does AIUI mean? :) -- Bryan W. Berry Technology

need help troubleshooting possible jffs2 problem

2008-09-02 Thread Bryan Berry
I am having w/ one of the XO's from a pilot school. I cannot copy large files from a USB key to the local SSD. The SSD mtd0 is only 47% full. I am trying to transfer a 156 MB file. The XO crashes when I try to copy the file locally. The XO works fine otherwise. I have run test-all and seen no

Hardware Errors -- any hope?

2008-09-02 Thread Bryan Berry
I have what appear to be two hardware errors and I would like to know if there is any hope of fixing them short of swapping out the motherboards. Machine #1 Possible bad USB controller On this machine, I can't copy a file larger than 29 MB from a USB stick to the SSD. The machine completely

Re: Hardware Errors -- any hope?

2008-09-02 Thread Bryan Berry
On Tue, 2008-09-02 at 11:50 This sounds more like a problem with the USB key, not the motherboard. If the controller were having trouble transferring data, it wouldn't be so consistent about making it to 29 MB with no error. I will take your suggestion and try another usb key. I tried two

Re: [Server-devel] Reschedule XS meeting for Friday Aug 15 - or 10 PM Aug 14 EST ---- was (Re: not up for Friday meeting about the XS)

2008-08-14 Thread Bryan Berry
great see you guys tomorrow! On Thu, 2008-08-14 at 18:30 +1200, Martin Langhoff wrote: So, we are all set. In about 18hs we'll be having another meeting. The wikipage with the info is here: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XS_Conf_08_AUG_07_Meeting I've put there a draft agenda from Bryan

Re: [Server-devel] Reschedule XS meeting for Friday Aug 15 - or 10 PM Aug 14 EST ---- was (Re: not up for Friday meeting about the XS)

2008-08-10 Thread Bryan Berry
On Sun, 2008-08-10 at 18:52 +1200, Martin Langhoff wrote: If we are having a regular XS meeting, I also have to consider what we are doing targetting all our other deployments, some of them with thousands of servers :-) Absolutely. We may be a small deployment but our work can benefit much

[Server-devel] Reschedule XS meeting for Friday Aug 15 - or 10 PM Aug 14 EST ---- was (Re: not up for Friday meeting about the XS)

2008-08-09 Thread Bryan Berry
feeling better now, antibiotics really work :) How about same time this upcoming Friday? Will work on an agenda w/ David on Monday. I see the key purpose of this meeting is to let you folks what additional functionality we are working on for Nepal's XS and to make sure that our additions don't

Re: [Server-devel] Reschedule XS meeting for Friday Aug 15 - or 10 PM Aug 14 EST ---- was (Re: not up for Friday meeting about the XS)

2008-08-09 Thread Bryan Berry
thanks Michael, After we get our top priorities working consistently I will definitely take a closer look at voip and try to look up the folks at fedora. On Sat, 2008-08-09 at 10:47 -0400, Michael Stone wrote: On Sat, Aug 09, 2008 at 12:11:56PM +0545, Bryan Berry wrote: VoIP would be more

[Server-devel] not up for Friday meeting about the XS

2008-08-07 Thread Bryan Berry
Hey guys, I am still not feeling well and not sure I can make tomorrow's meeting. Can we postpone it until next week? -- Bryan W. Berry Systems Engineer OLE Nepal, http://www.olenepal.org ___ Server-devel mailing list Server-devel@lists.laptop.org

Ugly JABBER problem

2008-08-05 Thread Bryan Berry
I would like to use the same XO OS image for all my deployment schools, w/ no configuration change specific to an individual school. Unfortunately, there is one setting on the XO that has to be unique, the jabber setting. I have tried to use schoolserver as the Jabber ID but no joy. Need the

Re: [Server-devel] Time for another Server-Devel Meeting IRC or Skype?

2008-08-05 Thread Bryan Berry
if we can. Thanks, Greg S PS what's up with the 15 minute Nepal offset? That's even stranger than India time ;-) Bryan Berry wrote: On Tue, 2008-08-05 at 10:54 +1200, Martin Langhoff wrote: Looking at suitable times, I am thinking of this Friday (NZ time, Thursday for everyone else

[Server-devel] Time for another Server-Devel Meeting IRC or Skype?

2008-08-04 Thread Bryan Berry
those interested in the XS later this week? If it's an IRC meeting I will be happy to post it to the wiki. Regards, Bryan Berry OLE Nepal ___ Server-devel mailing list Server-devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/server-devel

Any cure for a washed out keyboard

2008-07-31 Thread Bryan Berry
The first XO casualty at Nepal's pilot schools a few days ago. A second grader washed his XO because it had gotten too dirty. Thankfully, the display, cpu and motherboard seem to be working fine. The keyboard is non-functional and the mouse is nominally functional. Anyone know a fix for a washed

Re: Any cure for a washed out keyboard

2008-07-31 Thread Bryan Berry
It's already been two days and it is quite dry. the keys don't respond at all. The touchpad works but only responds to heavy pressure. On Thu, 2008-07-31 at 19:14 +1200, Martin Langhoff wrote: On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 6:59 PM, Bryan Berry [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The first XO casualty

Re: Any cure for a washed out keyboard

2008-07-31 Thread Bryan Berry
, yokoy On Thu, 31 Jul 2008 12:44:08 +0545 Bryan Berry [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The first XO casualty at Nepal's pilot schools a few days ago. A second grader washed his XO because it had gotten too dirty. Thankfully, the display, cpu and motherboard seem to be working fine

[Server-devel] More XS notes

2008-07-31 Thread Bryan Berry
* The olpc-scripts in /etc/sysconfig/olpc-scripts/ are just plain confusing. * Ejabberd is extremely flaky Even the smallest changes to the ejabberd.cfg file seem to make it crash. I added and extra admin acct to the admins acl on my laptop's ejabberd install and now ejabberd won't run.

[Server-devel] incomplete XS install notes

2008-07-31 Thread Bryan Berry
h1. Schoolserver These are the notes from XS configuration David Van Assche have been working on this week. It is not yet complete. I will try to put them on the wiki when they are complete. I haven't included several crucial pieces of information such as the Shorewall configuration files. Step

[Server-devel] debuginfo repositories for testing not valid

2008-07-29 Thread Bryan Berry
fyi, There are two repos in the testing.repo that are not valid [fedora-debuginfo-testing] [updates-debuginfo-testing] -- Bryan W. Berry Systems Engineer OLE Nepal, http://www.olenepal.org ___ Server-devel mailing list

Re: [Server-devel] schoolnet activities?

2008-07-28 Thread Bryan Berry
Bernie, Have we configured Browse to display the Flash activities automatically? Also, have we sugarized Firefox 3? David, you can install firefox 3 as an rpm however we haven't completed sugarizing it. Currently we are launching it from the command line. We will sugarize it as we are using

[Server-devel] out of the loop on XS work -- What's the latest?

2008-07-22 Thread Bryan Berry
Hey guys, I have quite out of the loop on server-devel, been focused on internal office sysadmin stuff and our e-library. Check it out http://pustakalaya.olenepal.org I would love to see it somehow work w/ Pootle. I need to set up a testbed in our office w/ the latest XS stuff. Is there a new

[Server-devel] Puppet -- looks like a neat tool for managing school servers

2008-07-12 Thread Bryan Berry
http://reductivelabs.com/trac/puppet/wiki/PuppetIntroduction I will probably play w/ it tomorrow. could be a neat tool for keeping xs's up-to-date ___ Server-devel mailing list Server-devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/server-devel

[Server-devel] jabber now working

2008-07-10 Thread Bryan Berry
not sure exactly how it worked but I think setting the IP address listed /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 to the fqdn does the trick previously had the LAN interface followed by fqdn in /etc/hosts -- Bryan W. Berry Systems Engineer OLE Nepal, http://www.olenepal.org

[Server-devel] jabber now working

2008-07-10 Thread Bryan Berry
not sure exactly how it worked but I think setting the IP address listed /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 to the fqdn does the trick previously had the LAN interface followed by fqdn in /etc/hosts -- Bryan W. Berry Systems Engineer OLE Nepal, http://www.olenepal.org

Re: Seamless Lessons Security (commentary)

2008-07-07 Thread Bryan Berry
. How would JEB's work if the activities are installed as one .xo bundle? And does anyone have a better idea? -Original Message- From: Martin Langhoff [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Martin Dengler [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: Ivan Krstić [EMAIL PROTECTED], Bryan Berry [EMAIL PROTECTED], devel@lists.laptop.org

Re: Beta Test

2008-07-07 Thread Bryan Berry
Greg Smith wrote: Now that we are making progress on your requests I want to ask for some quid pro quo :-) Can your team allocate time to beta test 8.2.0? We were intending to do this anyways but wasn't sure about when we would do it. What timelines do you have in mind? I don't have time for

Re: Seamless Lessons Security (commentary)

2008-07-06 Thread Bryan Berry
seamful approach sounds workable to me This is a very productive discussion! -Original Message- From: Michael Stone [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Bryan Berry [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: devel@lists.laptop.org, [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Seamless Lessons Security (commentary) Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2008 00

Re: Release 8.2.0 -- pls add critical features (Greg Smith)

2008-07-04 Thread Bryan Berry
Greg wrote: Thanks for keeping us apprised of your needs! My pleasure. I'm also not aware of any feasible design proposal which might address your request. You need a precedent or engineering level suggestion to move this forward. Is this possible in Firefox at all? Probably not. We had two

Release 8.2.0 -- pls add critical features

2008-07-01 Thread Bryan Berry
development team in Nepal is moving from developing just activities to developing entire courses that include activities, lesson plans for the teachers, and supplementary materials. This in response to feedback from the teachers at the pilots and department of education. Bryan Berry

Re: Release 8.2.0 -- pls add critical features

2008-07-01 Thread Bryan Berry
You can delete those from the Journal. Is that insufficient for some reason? yeah, if the activity comes pre-installed you can't remove it. We include a lot of activities in our custom build as I imagine Peru and Uruguay do ___ Devel mailing list

Re: Release 8.2.0 -- pls add critical features

2008-07-01 Thread Bryan Berry
-Paath activities and additional rpms for gnuchess and flash player -Original Message- From: Marco Pesenti Gritti [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Bryan Berry [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: OLPC Developer's List devel@lists.laptop.org, Gregsmitholpc [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Release 8.2.0 -- pls add

Re: [Server-devel] Wikiserver on XS

2008-07-01 Thread Bryan Berry
it is quite small and it has audio samples that say the word. Nepali kids seem really like the latter feature. -Original Message- From: Chris Ball [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Bryan Berry [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: server-devel@lists.laptop.org Subject: Re: [Server-devel] Wikiserver on XS Date: Mon, 30

re: First Draft Development Process Proposal

2008-06-28 Thread Bryan Berry
Here in nepal, here are the key features we need listed in order of priority: 1) Be able to remove activities to free up space, including activities that come pre-installed. For example, our current E-Paath activities already use up 105 MB and that only covers 1 month of coursework! We intend to

Re: First Draft Development Process Proposal

2008-06-28 Thread Bryan Berry
Michael, thanks for your responses. Michael wrote: Noted. Can you or Bernie supply a patch which accomplishes the desired behavior? If someone can come up with a halfway decent patch, I'm more than happy to try to see that this gets resolved. I will have to ask Bernie for help w/ this. It is

Re: Making Updating Easier

2008-06-22 Thread Bryan Berry
rpms. Sulochan is working on a shell script to automatically update activities when there are new versions on the school server. I will ask him to communicate his work back. Keep up the good work Bryan Berry OLE Nepal ___ Devel mailing list Devel

Paper on how to improve education in Nepal with OLPC

2008-06-05 Thread Bryan Berry
My colleague Saurav Dev Bhatta just released a paper he wrote about implementing OLPC in Nepal. It really gives a great overview of OLPC's relevance to Nepal's education system and how best to implement OLPC in a developing country. Tackling the Problems of Quality and Disparity in Nepal’s School

pls checkout new project management site for E-Paath activities

2008-06-02 Thread Bryan Berry
I have setup redmine for E-Paath and E-Pustakalaya at http://redmine.olenepal.org . Please take a tour of using the guest account, password guest and let me know what you think. We wanted to use OLPC’s Trac set up but found it did not meet our needs. We have 47+ individual activities to keep

Re: pls checkout new project management site for E-Paath activities

2008-06-02 Thread Bryan Berry
will be happy to write it up. I have the setup in my personal wiki anyways. We are working out testing process that includes teachers, software testers, and the developers. The software testers test for stuff that plain just doesn't work and teachers review our activities to evaluate whether they

Re: pls checkout new project management site for E-Paath activities

2008-06-02 Thread Bryan Berry
AM, Bryan Berry wrote: I have setup redmine for E-Paath and E-Pustakalaya at http://redmine.olenepal.org . Please take a tour of using the guest account, password guest and let me know what you think. We wanted to use OLPC’s Trac set up but found it did not meet our needs. We have

What Constructionism is - excellent article by Bill Kerr

2008-06-01 Thread Bryan Berry
here is an excellent article by Bill Kerr http://www.olpcnews.com/content/education/tidying_up_the_const.html I highly recommend reading it. Shameless plug for my own writing: How to make open-source work for education http://www.olpcnews.com/content/education/how_to_make_opensour.html --

update on touchpad problems

2008-05-20 Thread Bryan Berry
sorry been out of contact on this issue and haven't responded earlier. The monsoon started last week so there is a lot less dust at Bashuki school. The touchpad problem has reduced to a point that about 3 out of 27 kids have touchpad problems at one time, down from 50% I still need to test this

excellent overview of the anatomy flash filesystems

2008-05-20 Thread Bryan Berry
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-flash-filesystems/index.html?ca=drs- w/ a really sexy flowchart for jffs2 -- Bryan Berry OLE Nepal ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel

excellent overview of the anatomy flash filesystems

2008-05-20 Thread Bryan Berry
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-flash-filesystems/index.html?ca=drs- w/ a really sexy flowchart for jffs2 -- Bryan W. Berry Systems Engineer OLE Nepal, http://www.olenepal.org ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org

First week at Nepal's Test Schools

2008-05-08 Thread Bryan Berry
http://blog.olenepal.org/index.php/archives/290 written by Rabi karmacharya, exec director OLE Nepal This is a compilation of observations from the first week of the laptop implementation at the two rural schools in Nepal — Bashuki and Bishwamitra Ganesh. After the launch of the project on

Re: [Olpc-open] jumpy cursor problem and sugar issue

2008-05-08 Thread Bryan Berry
thanks, will try this out On Thu, 2008-05-08 at 16:01 -0400, Samuel Klein wrote: Advice from the field : try dusting a jumpy touchpad with chalkdust. --SJ, who is looking for a cite... On Sun, Apr 27, 2008 at 7:50 AM, Bryan Berry [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Day 3 of the pilots

Teacher Preparation Program for the OLPC Project in Nepal — Part II , Onsite training

2008-05-04 Thread Bryan Berry
Dr. Saurav Dev Bhatta posted the review of the second week of teacher training, which took place on-site at the schools http://blog.olenepal.org/index.php/archives/283 We have just completed Part II of our teacher preparation program. The complete teacher training consisted of two segments:

Re: Teacher Preparation Program for the OLPC Project in Nepal — Part II , Onsite training

2008-05-04 Thread Bryan Berry
their accumulated contacts in their address books, or any appropriate mailing lists? On Sun, May 4, 2008 at 5:25 PM, Bryan Berry [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Dr. Saurav Dev Bhatta posted the review of the second week of teacher training, which took place on-site at the schools http://blog.olenepal.org

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