Re: qemu wine experiments on ARM

2012-10-05 Thread Reuben K. Caron

On Oct 5, 2012, at 12:59 AM, Martin Langhoff wrote:

 On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 12:22 AM, Martin Langhoff mar...@laptop.org wrote:
 Qemu's user-mode is a lot more practical. We would need a minimal
 fedora x86 chroot that has wine, and use qemu over that. After a bit
 of googling, I found PRoot, which seems to provide the right glue to
 make qemu's user mode actually usable.
 
 http://cedric-vincent.github.com/PRoot/
 http://adt.cs.upb.de/quf/quf11/quf2011_13.pdf
 
 proot only offers x86 rpms, so a rebuild for armv7hl/f17 at
 http://dev.laptop.org/~martin/proot/ - untested
 
 For a truly minimal rootfs, mock is likely to be more useful than 
 livecd-tools.
 
 On x86 fedora...
 
 mock -r fedora-17-i386 --init
 mock -r fedora-17-i386 --install wine
 
 then tar up /var/lib/mock/fedora-17-i386/root, untar on your XO.

Running on the ARM platform, I get:

[reuben@koji3 ~]$ proot -Q wine/qemu-i386 mock/
proot info: started
sh-4.2$ ls
sh: fork: Invalid argument
sh-4.2$ 

Attempting to run any command results in sh: fork: Invalid argument

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Re: [Server-devel] Server rec for Kasiisi (Brian Ghidinelli)

2012-07-25 Thread Reuben K. Caron

On Jul 25, 2012, at 4:30 PM, Brian Ghidinelli wrote:

 
 On 7/25/2012 8:18 AM, Tony Anderson wrote:
 The MSI has one ethernet port so that connection to the internet (WAN)
 will require a usb-ethernet adapter. Also, it is not possible to make a
 headless install on the MSI so that a monitor (vgb) and a keyboard (usb)
 will be needed to install XS.
 
 Tony, thanks for the suggestions and feedback.  This is what I wound up 
 selecting based on Rueben's input:
 
 http://www.logicsupply.com/products/ag150
 
 Spec'd with 2GB ram and 500gb drive with expedited test+build and shipping so 
 it would arrive to me before I leave for Uganda it was $597.  Not awesome but 
 time was of the essence.
 
 One question - the AG150 has a single Ethernet port as well; why do you need 
 an extra adapter?

Get a USB ethernet adapter.

  Does the XS play the role of NAT/router to the Internet as well?

Yup :-)

http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XS_Installing_Software#Network_configuration

 
 I did not spec wireless in the device but there is still time to add one 
 (Intel 1030, 6205 or 6230 PCIe cards).  Should I?

No - Get the USB ethernet adapter. 

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Re: [Server-devel] Server rec for Kasiisi

2012-07-23 Thread Reuben K. Caron
Brian,

The server was purchased from here:

http://www.logicsupply.com/categories/fanless_systems

Let us know how we can help before and once you get there.


Regards,

Reuben

On Jul 23, 2012, at 1:25 PM, Brian Ghidinelli wrote:

 
 Hi all,
 
 I'm leaving for Uganda next Monday and will be volunteering for a couple of 
 days at Kasiisi.  Apparently nobody knows the password to their server and it 
 has stopped functioning as they expect it to.  They have about 200 laptops.
 
 They would like me to bring a new server with me which I am happy to do (or 
 tell them what to order) but I don't feel comfortable sizing or specing it.  
 I'm also not sure where to acquire it.  I'm hoping someone can provide some 
 direction on short notice?  It would especially great if I could acquire the 
 hardware and get XS installed before I leave but time is short.
 
 Anyone available for a consult on this?  I'm located in the SF Bay Area if it 
 makes a difference.
 
 Thanks!
 
 
 Brian
 
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 http://about.me/ghidinelli
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Re: [Server-devel] Server rec for Kasiisi

2012-07-23 Thread Reuben K. Caron
Brian,

I believe they have 200-300 XOs which any standard spec'd server should handle. 
I'm happy to look at any quote. 

Reuben

On Jul 23, 2012, at 1:47 PM, Brian Ghidinelli wrote:

 
 Thanks for the fast reply Reuben - the folks on the ground were unable to get 
 me anything other than a serial number from the existing box.  I assume 4 
 years later that the models are different anyways.  For their deployment 
 size, which of those models would be the best fit?
 
 I believe they are on regular power now rather than generators but don't know 
 if that makes a difference.
 
 
 Brian
 
 
 On 7/23/2012 10:32 AM, Reuben K. Caron wrote:
 Brian,
 
 The server was purchased from here:
 
 http://www.logicsupply.com/categories/fanless_systems
 
 Let us know how we can help before and once you get there.
 
 
 Regards,
 
 Reuben

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Re: [Server-devel] Antitheft system failure

2012-07-10 Thread Reuben K. Caron

On Jul 10, 2012, at 11:43 AM, Elias Jacobo Castillo wrote:

 Hi Reuben, This are the answers ..
  
 Questions:
  
 -Which OS are you using? This is for XO 1.5, correct?
  
 R. Yes, we are using..
  
 -Have you been able to get an unactivated XO to connect to the XS and accept 
 a lease from the initial XO Activation screen?
  
 R. No we can’t get this XOs activated through the XS Server.

Do you see the leases on the XS in /library/xs-activation/leases?

  
 -Do you see any output in /var/log/messages when the XO is attempting to 
 connect to the wireless?
  
 R. Yes, almost all the XOs get the connection, the car/log/messages shows the 
 XOs trying to connect and get connected..

Can you send the log?

Also, have you reviewed the links? Do you have questions?

Regards,

Reuben

  
  
 De: Reuben K. Caron [mailto:reu...@laptop.org] 
 Enviado el: lunes, 09 de julio de 2012 01:31 p.m.
 Para: Edward Lopez
 CC: server-devel; Elias Jacobo Castillo
 Asunto: Re: [Server-devel] Antitheft system failure
  
 Edward, Elias,
  
 Let's look at this in phases:
  
 -1: The XO has no lease and needs a lease to run. So using either method (a. 
 Standard Leases) or (b. Delegated Leases) you  preload the XS with leases.
 -2: You turn the XO and it the SD card, USB, and Open Wifi for a lease.
 -3. It finds an open AP connected to the XS which contains a valid lease and 
 is transferred to the XO over the wireless.
 -4. Now the XO can run until the lease runs out. During this time two things 
 can happen. The lease can be auto-updated through method (b) or the lease can 
 expire and the XO will have to request a new lease from the server again in 
 the same fashion as #3. 
 -5. Now if you follow method (b) you will be able to mark the laptop stolen. 
 The problem you are seeing is that you have not implemented method (b); 
 therefore the XO does not trust the stolen message that it received from 
 the server.
  
 Method (a): 
  
 http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XS-activation#Loading_activation_data
  
 Method (b):
  
 http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XS-activation#Delegated_leases
 http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Antitheft_HowTo 
 -You already have master keys generated
 -All of the tools needed are preinstalled on an XS. 
  
 Questions:
  
 -Which OS are you using? This is for XO 1.5, correct?
 -Have you been able to get an unactivated XO to connect to the XS and accept 
 a lease from the initial XO Activation screen?
 -Do you see any output in /var/log/messages when the XO is attempting to 
 connect to the wireless?
  
 Regards,
  
 Reuben
  
  
 On Jul 9, 2012, at 3:04 PM, Edward Lopez wrote:
 
 
 We have a small deployment of servers (ver 0.7), that we are planning to do 
 soon, but we have problems with the antitheft system: in a small test lab 
 have 18 XOs just 6 appears included at the antitheft list in the Moodle and 
 even with the registered XOs we tested the “stolen” option and noting 
 happens. We had tested with a default server  with an open AP connected at 
 eth1 and still the same
  
 Your help will be appreciated
  
 Edward López
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Re: [Server-devel] Antitheft system failure

2012-07-09 Thread Reuben K. Caron
Edward, Elias,

Let's look at this in phases:

-1: The XO has no lease and needs a lease to run. So using either method (a. 
Standard Leases) or (b. Delegated Leases) you  preload the XS with leases.
-2: You turn the XO and it the SD card, USB, and Open Wifi for a lease.
-3. It finds an open AP connected to the XS which contains a valid lease and is 
transferred to the XO over the wireless.
-4. Now the XO can run until the lease runs out. During this time two things 
can happen. The lease can be auto-updated through method (b) or the lease can 
expire and the XO will have to request a new lease from the server again in the 
same fashion as #3. 
-5. Now if you follow method (b) you will be able to mark the laptop stolen. 
The problem you are seeing is that you have not implemented method (b); 
therefore the XO does not trust the stolen message that it received from the 
server.

Method (a): 

http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XS-activation#Loading_activation_data

Method (b):

http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XS-activation#Delegated_leases
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Antitheft_HowTo 
-You already have master keys generated
-All of the tools needed are preinstalled on an XS. 

Questions:

-Which OS are you using? This is for XO 1.5, correct?
-Have you been able to get an unactivated XO to connect to the XS and accept a 
lease from the initial XO Activation screen?
-Do you see any output in /var/log/messages when the XO is attempting to 
connect to the wireless?

Regards,

Reuben


On Jul 9, 2012, at 3:04 PM, Edward Lopez wrote:

 We have a small deployment of servers (ver 0.7), that we are planning to do 
 soon, but we have problems with the antitheft system: in a small test lab 
 have 18 XOs just 6 appears included at the antitheft list in the Moodle and 
 even with the registered XOs we tested the “stolen” option and noting 
 happens. We had tested with a default server  with an open AP connected at 
 eth1 and still the same
  
 Your help will be appreciated
  
 Edward López
 Educatrachachos
 
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Re: [Server-devel] A virtual machine for Pathagar

2012-06-27 Thread Reuben K. Caron

On Jun 26, 2012, at 11:27 PM, Sameer Verma wrote:

 A virtual machine with Pathagar Book Server preloaded and ready to
 use. If you've wondered what this thing is like, try it out!
 
 http://olpcsf.org/node/60

Nice work! Do you have one setup on a public IP that we could explore?

How well does this integrate with Sugar, i.e. Get-Books and Read?

Regards,

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Announcing OLPC OS 11.3.1 for XO-1, XO-1.5 and XO-1.75

2012-06-18 Thread Reuben K. Caron
Hi,

We're pleased to announce the release of OLPC OS 11.3.1 for XO-1,
XO-1.5 and as a formal release for XO-1.75. Details of new
features, known issues, and how to download/install/upgrade can all be
found in the release notes:

http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Release_notes/11.3.1

Many thanks to all contributors, testers, upstreams, and those who
have provided feedback of any kind.

For those who were following the release candidate process in the last
few weeks: candidate build 885 is released as final with no changes.

Thanks and enjoy!
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Re: [Server-devel] DNS/DHCP configuration questions/issues

2012-05-24 Thread Reuben K. Caron
Kevin, Xavier,

On May 24, 2012, at 5:00 AM, Kévin Raymond wrote:

 It's only a DNS issue now between dhcpd/named and the xos.
 
 As we were not able to get the right dhcpd/bind configuration,
 we just dropped it, and used dnsmasq instead.
 
 dnsmasq is really easy to configure, and provide DNS and dhcp capabilities.
 It's only matter of one single file.
 
 After some sleep and final settings, we would publish our configuration.

Did you ever try removing this line from your dhcpd-xs.conf?

 DHCPDARGS=wlan0

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Re: [Server-devel] DNS/DHCP configuration questions/issues

2012-05-24 Thread Reuben K. Caron

On May 24, 2012, at 11:40 AM, Kévin Raymond wrote:

 On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 5:21 PM, Reuben K. Caron reu...@laptop.org wrote:
 Kevin, Xavier,
 
 On May 24, 2012, at 5:00 AM, Kévin Raymond wrote:
 
 It's only a DNS issue now between dhcpd/named and the xos.
 
 As we were not able to get the right dhcpd/bind configuration,
 we just dropped it, and used dnsmasq instead.
 
 dnsmasq is really easy to configure, and provide DNS and dhcp capabilities.
 It's only matter of one single file.
 
 After some sleep and final settings, we would publish our configuration.
 
 Did you ever try removing this line from your dhcpd-xs.conf?
 
 DHCPDARGS=wlan0
 
 
 Yep.
 But as explained before, the dhcp server was sending the ip address,
 we only get an issue with the DNS (not set on the client
 automatically).
 Moreover, the options should be defined in the subnet, not global as
 done in the original file.
 Still no luck.

Interesting. We've heard and I've seen no other issues previously with this 
configuration.

 Hopefully it's only matter of one file and 5 or 6 lines with dnsmasq.

Glad you got it sorted.

 
 Regards,
 
 Reuben
 
 
 
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Re: [Server-devel] DNS/DHCP configuration questions/issues

2012-05-22 Thread Reuben K. Caron

On May 22, 2012, at 8:45 PM, Xavier Carcelle wrote:

 Dear XS fellows,
 
 We are currently configuring the XS server for the deployment in
 Madagascar and have some issues on the DNS/DHCP.
 Could you resume the main part of the DNS/DHCP config on the XS (using
 2 interfaces : eth0 for WAN uplink, wlan0 for LAN wifi delivering IPs,
 DNS to XOs)
 =We dont seem to have the domain and nameserver propagated to the
 /etc/resolv.conf of the XOs
 =Our /etc/dhcp-xs.conf is :
 
 FILE
 #
 # School server 1 DHCP Server Configuration file.
 #
 ddns-update-style interim;
 #ignore client-updates;
 
 option domain-name nosykomba.org;
 option domain-name-servers  172.18.96.1;
 option ntp-servers  172.18.96.1;



 DHCPDARGS=wlan0

^ I think this is both incorrect and unnecessary.

For correctness it should be DHCPDARGS=wlan0;

But as long as wlan0 is assigned to the 172.18.96.0 network then you do not 
need to limit the configuration to an interface.

What are you using for a configuration: 

-WAN - eth0 - XS - eth1 - switch - AP - XO?
-WAN - etho - XS - wlan1(1)- XO? In which case, what are you using to share the 
wlan connection?

When the XO does connect, what does it receive for an IP address?




 
 subnet 172.18.96.0 netmask 255.255.224.0 {
option routers  172.18.96.1;
option subnet-mask  255.255.224.0;
option broadcast-address172.18.127.255;
# this is the whole range we have available - 8K addresses
# range   172.18.96.2 172.18.127.254;
# instead, we'll save 510 addresses for later.
range   172.18.96.2 172.18.125.254;
# the other /24s:
# - 172.18.126.0/24 for static IP addresses
#for printers, AP management consoles, etc.
# - 172.18.127.0/24 for temporary addresses for
#XO activation
 
# As this subnet is wired or wifi a/b/g, these lease
#times are on the long side
default-lease-time  10800;
max-lease-time  21600;
 }
 /FILE
 
 Our best regards,
 
 Xavier Carcelle.
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Re: [Server-devel] Problemas con servidor xs

2012-04-04 Thread Reuben K. Caron
Fernando,

What you have done is a great test to show that the XS is correctly setup and 
working.

Now we have to make some changes. There are a couple ways to do this but I'll 
suggest one:

-Disable DHCP on XS
-Enable DHCP on 2wire
-Configure eth0 IP address on XS: 192.168.1.253 
-Configure on eth0 GATEWAY = 192.168.1.254
-Configure DHCP server on 2wire to point to 192.168.1.253 for DNS

The goal is for the XO to receive the following ip configuration:

IP address 192.168.1.1-252 (check by runinng ifconfig)
Gateway: 192.168.1.254 (check by running route and look at default gateway)
DNS Server: 192.168.1.253 (check by running cat /etc/resolv.conf)

Please let us know.

Regards,

Reuben


On Apr 3, 2012, at 10:06 PM, Fernando Paz wrote:

 I installed XS 0.7 with default settings and...
 
 After installation i did this:
 
 # xs-setup escuela
 
 
 
 
 # reboot
 
 
 
 
 # xs-setup-network  -- to activate standard network 
 
 
 
 
 # reboot
 
 1. Deactivated DHCP in router
 
 2. Default configuration in XS:
 
 more ifcfg-eth0
 
 Device = eth0
 IPADDR1 = 172.18.96.1
 NETMASK = 255.255.224.0 
 
 # The actrd initramfs tries to connect to the server 172.18.0.1 to request
 # activation 
 
 IPADDR2= 172.18.0.1
 NETMASK2= 255.255.255.0
 IPV6 INIT = YES
 
 
 Works registration of XOs and schoolserver domain, but i can't connect to 
 internet 
 
 I have to add IP (172.18.96.1) from server XS in DNS on 2wire or ? 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 2012/3/28 Reuben K. Caron reu...@laptop.org
 Fernando,
 
 So from a TCP/IP standpoint everything appears to be functioning correctly. 
 If I am missing something that you believe is not functioning from the TCP/IP 
 layers please point them out. 
 
 You now have two issues:
 
 -DHCP clients (XOs) are getting the wrong DNS configuration. To resolve this:
 --On the 2wire, configure the DNS server to point to 192.168.1.253 (See 
 attached, I believe it is the correct screenshot form your link. The picture 
 shows a red box. The DNS configuration is two boxes above this)
 
 -The DNS server on the XS 0.6 will not answer DNS queries to 192.168.1.253. 
 To resolve this:
 --Change the configurations files of named, httpd, and ejabberd to bind their 
 services to 192.168.1.253, or
 --Install and Use XS 0.7 -- which resolves this issue by binding services to 
 all available addresses (recommended)
 
 Please discuss with the team and let me know more questions.
 
 Regards,
 
 Reuben
 
 
 
 On Mar 27, 2012, at 11:33 PM, Fernando Paz wrote:
 
 Hi Reuben.
 
 
 
 On the XS I did this:
 
  
 1. Copy eth0-local.example to network-scripts
 
 -   cp 
 /usr/share/doc/xs-config-0.6.0.16.g3c1e949/ifcfg-eth0-local.example 
 /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0-local
 
  
 IPADDR = 192.168.1.253 à If I leave this line can I delete the one that is 
 under or should I leave it
 
 IPV6ADDR = 2001:4830:2446:ff00: :2/64
 
 NETMASK = 255.255.255.0
 
 #NETWORK = 18.85.46.0
 
 #BROADCAST = 18.85.46.255
 
 GATEWAY = 192.168.1.254
 
  
 2. ifup eth0
 
 3. Setting the server domain name:
 
 /etc/sysconfig/olpc-scripts/domain_config nombreescuela(schoolname)
 
 4. reboot
 
  
 DHCP activated in server:
 
  
 
 Ping schoolserver =
 
 PING schoolserver.nombreescuela (172.18.0.1) 56(84) bytes of data
 
 64 bytes from 172.18.0.1 ……
 
 64 bytes from 172.18.0.1 ……
 
 64 bytes from 172.18.0.1 ……
 
 --- Schoolserver.nombreescuela ping stadistics –
 
 3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0 % loss, time 2000ms
 
  
 
 Ping 192.168.1.254 =
 
 
 
 --- 192.168.1.254 ping stadistics –
 
 3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0 % loss, time 2003ms
 
  
 Ping google.com =
 
 
 
 --- --- google.com ping stadistics –
 
 3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0 % loss, time 2029ms
 
  
 
 On the XO:
 
  
 
 Ping 192.168.1.254 =
 
 --- --- 192.168.1.254 ping stadistics –
 
 3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2003ms
 
  
 
 Ping 192.168.1.253 =
 
 --- --- 192.168.1.253 ping stadistics –
 
 3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2002ms
 
  
 Ping google.com =
 
 --- --- google.com ping stadistics –
 
 3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2003ms
 
  
 
 IP ADDRESS OF XO = 192.168.1.24
 
  
 
 On the XS:
 
  
 
 Ping 192.168.1.24 =
 
 --- --- 192.168.1.24 ping stadistics –
 
 3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2130ms
 
  
 Ping 192.168.1.25 =
 
 --- --- 192.168.1.25 ping stadistics –
 
 3 packets transmitted, 0 received, +3 errors, 100% packet loss, time 3001ms
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 DHCP deactivated in the server:
 
 
 
 # chkconfig dhcpd off
 
 # service dhcpd status
 
 … dhcpd is stopped
 
  
 
 Ping schoolserver =
 
 64 bytes from 172.18.0.1 ……
 
 64 bytes from 172.18.0.1 ……
 
 64 bytes from 172.18.0.1 ……
 
 --- Schoolserver.nombreescuela ping stadistics –
 
 3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0 % loss, time 2001ms
 
  
 
 Ping 192.168.1.254 =
 
 
 
 --- 192.168.1.254 ping stadistics –
 
 3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2003ms

Re: [Server-devel] Problemas con servidor xs

2012-03-27 Thread Reuben K. Caron
Fernando, Carlos,

Hola Amigos.

First, we'll troubleshoot this and then I'll tell you why this setup is 
problematic.

2wire: 192.168.1.254
XS: 192.168.1.253
XOs: 192.168.1.0 --  .252

On the XS:

-Did you save the static ip changes to the file: 
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0-local?
-What is the output of the command ifconfig -- Does it show that the static IP 
address configured correctly?
-What is the output of the command ping schoolserver
-What is the output of the command ping 192.168.1.254
-What is the output of the command dig google.com
-What is the output of the command ping google.com

On the XO:
-Connect to the Wireless.
-What is the output of the command ping 192.168.1.254
-What is the output of the command ping 192.168.1.253
-What is the output of the command dig google.com
-What is the output of the command ping google.com
-What is the output of the command ifconfig -- Note the IP address of the XO

On the XS:
-What is the output of the command ping IP_ADDRESS_OF_XO_ABOVE

Your current setup has limitations:
1.Only 252 clients will be able to connect
2.XO's cannot connect, ping, or resolve schoolserver, DNS entry because they 
get IP configuration from DHCP of 2wire. 2Wire does not know how to resolve the 
hostname schoolserver. 

The #2 issue can be resolved by either:

-If possible you maybe able to assign the DNS server in 2Wire configuration to 
point to 192.168.1.253 for DNS resolution, *or*
-Disable DHCP on 2Wire, Enable DHCP on XS, Add manual default routes from XS 
- 2Wire

Let us know the output of the commands and also some screenshots of the 
available configuration of the 2Wire configuration screens because I cannot 
find any manuals available online for this model.

Regards,

Reuben



On Mar 27, 2012, at 1:04 AM, Fernando Paz wrote:

 Hola John, gracias por responder.
 
 2 . Si 802.11. Logro hacer ping del servidor a otras computadoras y ping así 
 mismo. No logro hacer ping al servidor desde otras computadoras no logran 
 pasar por el router.
 
 3. Tengo entendido que si se puede lograr hacer de esta manera con un router, 
 conectándose a la red del router y colocando en el navegador el dominio del 
 servidor schoolserver.escuelax 
 
 Por eso mi pregunta si alguien ya había utilizado este router 2wire 4011G... 
 o en este caso si no se puede el porque... o si  hay una lista de router que 
 no son compatibles con el servidor XS y si el 2wire pertenece a esta lista ..
 
 
 
 
 
 El 26 de marzo de 2012 18:59, John Watlington w...@laptop.org escribió:
 
 On Mar 26, 2012, at 8:05 PM, German Ruiz wrote:
 
  Hola Fernando
 
  Tengo unas dudas:
 
  2. Cuando quieres registrar una XO, esta cómo se conecta al XS, si
  dices que este no tiene AP en tu escenario.
 
 Tiene 802.11 el modem/router  ?   Si es verdad, cual es la dirección IP
 de la computadora con que logras al servidor ?
 Puedes ping al servidor ?
 
  3. Cuando corres el comando: chkconfig dhcpd off
 
  Deshabilitas el servicio dhcp para las XO, que estas lo necesitan para
  conectarse al XS y registrarse.
 
 Actualmente, todavia pueden registrarse en este caso, pero necesitan
 que el nombre DNS schoolserver apunte al servidor.
 
  4. Adicionalmente ya está disponible la versión 0.7[0] del XS que está
  basada en Centos 6 con el kernel de Fedora 15.
 
  [0] http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XS_Installing_Software_0.7
 
  Saludos
 
  --
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  2012/3/26 Fernando Paz fip...@gmail.com
 
  Hola lista.
 
  Tengo problemas con hacer funcionar el servidor XS.
  El escenario actual es sin access points y es así:
  INTERNET - Modem/Router -- Servidor XS
 
  Internet por medio de DSL
  Modem/Router 2wire modelo: 4011G
  Servidor XS versión: 0.6
 
  Configuración:
  Modem/Router = DHCP activado, direcciónes = 192.168.1.1 - 192.168.1.252
  Servidor = DHCP desactivado usando el comando chkconfig dhcpd off,
  dirección estática = 192.168.1.253
 
  Configuracion de eth0 en servidor:
   To set a static address, copy or rename this file to
     /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0-local
   and set the values below appropriately
  IPADDR=192.168.1.253
  IPV6ADDR=2001:4830:2446:ff00::2/64
  NETMASK=255.255.255.0
  #NETWORK=18.85.46.0
  #BROADCAST=18.85.46.255
  GATEWAY=192.168.1.254
 
  No logro entrar al servidor desde otra computadora ni registrar XO.
  Instale un escritorio grafico dentro del servidor para ver si en localhost 
  y
  si funciona. El problema son las configuracion en el modem / router 2wire
  que no deja acceder al servidor desde otras maquinas...
 
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Re: [Server-devel] oatslite under RHEL/CentOS x86_64

2012-03-27 Thread Reuben K. Caron
Does this effect xs-activation installed on XS 0.7?

On Mar 27, 2012, at 12:32 PM, Martin Langhoff wrote:

 We just had some fun debugging of oatslite on CentOS 6.2 x86_64. A
 quick note of warning in case someone else is mad or foolish enough to
 try it too :-)
 
 The short version of it is: bitfrost is currently broken on 64 bits.
 
 This is what an XS based on CentOS x86_64 needs to run oatslite:
 
  - latest bitfrost.i686 (from an XO repo)
  - python.i686
  - an extracted python2.6 binary from python.i686 -- I used
 rpmdev-extract and installed the binary as /usr/bin/python2.6-i686
 
 Using python2.6-i686, oatslite now signs the messages correctly.
 
 The root cause seems to be a problem in the Pyrex bindings to
 libtomcrypt / TomsFastMath. Maybe ctypes would be better here.
 
 cheers,
 
 
 
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Re: [OLPC Engineering] [Techteam] 11.3.1 build 11 released for XO-1.75

2011-11-16 Thread Reuben K. Caron
After a few minutes of installation and a few s/r cycles I lost mouse and kb in 
Gnome…


On Nov 15, 2011, at 5:04 PM, Martin Langhoff wrote:

 The cpu0 on fire build, where runin can read cpu temp invoking black
 OFW magic. Also contains assorted fixes to audio, power management, a
 better s/r, and more.
 
 Download from:
 
   http://build.laptop.org/11.3.1/os11/
 
 Updated OFW to Q4C04 -- details at
 http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Firmware_q4c04
 
 Bugs fixed:
 #10954 XO-1.75 runin CPU temperature support
 #11409 Headphone jack test not working in 11.3.0 on 1.75
 #11177 XO-1.75 powerd does not see touchscreen as activity
 
 Progress on:
 #11395 Implement Linux Suspend/Resume on MMP2
 #11397 DCON freeze not working under X
 #11406 and #11412 - kernel  powerd wakeup events queue work
 
 Activities:  translation updates on Terminal, TamTam*, Measure,
 ImageViewer and Chat.
 
 Kernel changelog:
 
 Andres Salomon (2):
  arm: mmp2: initial pm support
  mmp2: import some TLB flushing from marvell's kernel
 
 Daniel Drake (1):
  input: disable suspend/resume handlers for OLPC
 
 Jon Nettleton (2):
  [pxa168fb] Use designated refresh rate for mode
  Merge branch 'arm-3.0-wip' of
 ssh://dev.laptop.org/git/olpc-kernel into arm-3.0-wip
 
 Marcus Folkesson (1):
  serial: pxa: work around for errata #20
 
 Paul Fox (8):
  log the uselessness of invoking en/disable_irq_wake() on MMP2
  allow the dcon to remain on while sleeping
  generate a pm_wakeup when we receive an EC event
  generate a pm_wakeup when we have a lid/ebook interrupt
  generate a pm_wakeup when we get an RTC alarm interrupt
  add new OLS commands and events
  add callback support for OLS events
  create an OLS light/dark notification switch input device
 
 Saadia Baloch (2):
  lis3lv02d.c: Fix use of 16 bit accelerometer.
  Fixed audio jack detection and setting of clock.
 
 
 --- os10/xo1.75/os10.packages.txt 2011-11-10 10:58:22.0 -0500
 +++ os11/xo1.75/os11.packages.txt 2011-11-15 16:36:17.0 -0500
 -kernel-3.0.0_xo1.75-2009.0921.olpc.a0765cd.armv7l
 +kernel-3.0.0_xo1.75-2014.1639.olpc.184b135.armv7l
 -olpc-firmware-q4c02-1.unsigned.noarch
 -olpc-kbdshim-20-1.fc14.armv5tel
 +olpc-firmware-q4c04-1.unsigned.noarch
 +olpc-kbdshim-22-1.fc14.armv5tel
 -olpc-powerd-37-1.fc14.armv5tel
 -olpc-powerd-dbus-37-1.fc14.armv5tel
 -olpc-runin-tests-0.15.0-1.noarch
 +olpc-powerd-38-1.fc14.armv5tel
 +olpc-powerd-dbus-38-1.fc14.armv5tel
 +olpc-runin-tests-0.16.0-1.armv7l
 -xorg-x11-drv-dove-0.1.0-6.olpc.armv5tel
 +xorg-x11-drv-dove-0.1.0-7.olpc.armv5tel
 
 --- os10/xo1.75/os10.activities.txt   2011-11-10 10:58:22.0 -0500
 +++ os11/xo1.75/os11.activities.txt   2011-11-15 16:36:17.0 -0500
 -Chat-71
 +Chat-71.1
 -ImageViewer-18
 +ImageViewer-18.1
 -Measure-34
 +Measure-34.1
 -TamTamEdit-60
 -TamTamJam-60
 -TamTamMini-60
 -TamTamSynthLab-60
 -Terminal-35
 +TamTamEdit-60.1
 +TamTamJam-60.1
 +TamTamMini-60.1
 +TamTamSynthLab-60.1
 +Terminal-35.1
 
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Re: [Server-devel] Setting for Machine to Automatically Reboot

2011-11-15 Thread Reuben K. Caron
Brian,

Check it out here:

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx240/en/ug/advfeat.htm#1101708

Regards,

Reuben

On Nov 15, 2011, at 10:03 AM, John Watlington wrote:

 
 Every BIOS that I've looked at has one, but they also
 have custom UIs.
 
 You need to halt the boot on that particular computer
 (press delete, or F1 ? I'm not familiar w. Dells) and wade
 through the BIOS menus looking for it.
 
 Cheers,
 wad
 
 On Nov 15, 2011, at 9:58 AM, HALL,Brian C wrote:
 
 
 Good Day,
 
 Iam using a dell optiplex gx 240 as my OLPC school server(XS). In a 
 particular school we are rolling it out to, powercuts tend to occur 
 regularly. Do you know of a BIOS setting that enables the server to 
 automatically boot when the power comes back on? This would be much better 
 instead of us having to go down to the school to turn on the machine manually
 
 
 
 
 
 Thanks In advance,
 
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Re: [OLPC Engineering] [Techteam] New F14-arm build os40 - Almost in sync with x86!

2011-08-23 Thread Reuben K. Caron

On Aug 23, 2011, at 8:40 AM, Peter Robinson wrote:

 On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 1:30 PM, Martin Langhoff mar...@laptop.org wrote:
 On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 8:20 AM, Peter Robinson pbrobin...@gmail.com wrote:
 SOPs covering the basics are always useful though, being dynamic is
 a cop out excuse IMO and SOPs help for when people get eaten by
 raptors.
 
 I can't find what you say documented anywhere ;-)
 
 Peter -- stop for a second and think with me. This isn't a standard
 anything: we are transitioning to a new arch, using Fedora as a base
 which has been somewhat unpredictable and rather messy. We don't plan
 to switch arches again soon.
 
 I'm referring to things like how to pick which activities are used by
 OOB, a new arch has nothing to do with that what so ever.

I believe OOB is pulling activities and version information from here:

http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Activities/G1G1

Update the links to the latest version and on the next build you should get the 
respective activity version.

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Re: [OLPC Engineering] [Techteam] New F14-arm build os40 - Almost in sync with x86!

2011-08-23 Thread Reuben K. Caron

On Aug 23, 2011, at 9:27 AM, Chris Ball wrote:

 Hi,
 
 On Tue, Aug 23 2011, Peter Robinson wrote:
 I believe OOB is pulling activities and version information from here:
 http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Activities/G1G1
 Update the links to the latest version and on the next build you should get
 the respective activity version.
 
 Thank you Reuben, that is what I was after. Are people happy for me to
 update those versions to later releases?
 
 You should modify the subpage for the release you're working on --
 see e.g. http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Activities/G1G1/11.2

In that case, the .ini should be altered:

[sugar_activity_group]
url=http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Activities/G1G1

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Re: rpm installation via customization stick

2011-05-10 Thread Reuben K. Caron


On May 10, 2011, at 6:14 AM, Sridhar Dhanapalan wrote:


On 05/05/2011 9:58 AM, Chris Ball c...@laptop.org wrote:
 There's interest, but it's more complicated than you think.  As I
 understand it, customization sticks can be signed and run in  
secure mode
 because they perform no side-effects outside of /home.  However,  
an RPM
 can have a %post section which lists commands to be run *as root*  
during

 the installation.

 So, offering the ability to install RPMs via signed customization  
stick

 is equivalent to letting anyone run any series of commands as root.

 There may be ways to mitigate this risk, such as refusing to run any
 %post scripts (some of which are necessary for proper function of
 packages).  Working out what the safe set of actions a hostile RPM
 can perform on a system is a research project, as far as I know.

Can we make it so that it only installs signed RPMs? Would that help?

I signed manifest which includes a list of files would probably be  
more feasible as you wouldn't have to alter the RPMs.


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Re: [Server-devel] Dansguardian on XS

2011-04-04 Thread Reuben K. Caron

German,

You are at a point where you must define your own public DNS server.  
Hosted at your own public IP address. On the following site we show  
the technique. The configuration is not exactly the same but similar:


http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OS_Builder/Adding_OpenDNS_Configuration#Configure_your_public_DNS_server

Basically, DNS queries would be: XO-XS-PUBLIC FOUNDATION DNS SERVER- 
OpenDNS


As your deployment grows this will also allow you to more easily scale  
your XS installations as they can be preconfigured to point to your  
managed DNS server, instead of trying to find the public IP address at  
each site.


I hope this helps.

Regards,

Reuben

On Apr 4, 2011, at 9:43 AM, German Ruiz wrote:

En 3 escuelas acá e Nicaragua tienen conexión a internet por un  
modem 3G (Huawei 3G E968 Wireless Gateway), cuando me conecto a  
internet, y quiero registrar la IP pública en openDNS, siempre me  
sale que la IP es 190.212.80.224 ó 190.212.80.225, de igual manera  
cuando me conecto desde mi laptop con un modem ZTE MF626 siempre me  
asigna una de estas 2 IP al momento de navegar, supongo que esto es  
por el proveedor de Internet que es Claro que está utilizando una  
proxy para estas conexiónes.


Para probar registre estas IP en openDNS y apliqué los forwarders  
{208.67.222.222; 208.67.220.220;}; en el archivo /etc/named- 
xs.conf.in, esperé unos 10 minutos y probé si estaba filtrando en  
contenido en la escuela, lo cual no hacía, 5 minutos después, recibí  
email de usuarios que aparentemente estaban siendo afectadas por el  
filtro, (facebook, youtube, etc...). Por lo que descarte la opción  
de openDNS para estas escuelas, e instalé squidguard a como hacen en  
Paraguay.


Que está impidiendo que openDNS funcione en estas conexiones???

Saludos


El 4 de abril de 2011 04:57, Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.com 
 escribió:

Hola Germán,

cuentanos como es la instalacion del modem 3G -- porqué no funciona el
uso de OpenDNS?

un abrazo,


martin

2011/4/1 German Ruiz germa...@opensuse.org.ni:
 Muchas Gracias Rodolfo
 Lo he instalado en un XS acá en Nicaragua, por lo general nosotros  
usamos
 openDNS, pero en esta escuela se me hizo imposible, ya que ellos  
cuentan con

 un modem 3G.
 Al parecer el filtro está funcionando...
 Gracias

 2011/4/1 Rodolfo D. Arce S. rodolfo.arc...@gmail.com

 We used squidguard in the Paraguay deployment

 http://wiki.paraguayeduca.org/index.php/Squidguard

 Is in spanish, but the commands are selfexplanatory. Perhaps it can
 help, i'll try and translate to english soon

 Cheers.. R

 2011/3/31, German Ruiz germa...@opensuse.org.ni:
  Hi
 
  Is there any documentation to install Dansguardian on XS 0.6???
 
  Any wiki or something???
 
  Thanks...
 
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Re: [Server-devel] Dansguardian on XS

2011-04-04 Thread Reuben K. Caron

German,

You are at a point where you must define your own public DNS server.  
Hosted at your own public IP address. On the following site we show  
the technique. The configuration is not exactly the same but similar:


http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OS_Builder/Adding_OpenDNS_Configuration#Configure_your_public_DNS_server

Basically, DNS queries would be: XO-XS-PUBLIC FOUNDATION DNS SERVER- 
OpenDNS


As your deployment grows this will also allow you to more easily scale  
your XS installations as they can be preconfigured to point to your  
managed DNS server, instead of trying to find the public IP address at  
each site.


I hope this helps.

Regards,

Reuben

On Apr 4, 2011, at 9:43 AM, German Ruiz wrote:

En 3 escuelas acá e Nicaragua tienen conexión a internet por un  
modem 3G (Huawei 3G E968 Wireless Gateway), cuando me conecto a  
internet, y quiero registrar la IP pública en openDNS, siempre me  
sale que la IP es 190.212.80.224 ó 190.212.80.225, de igual manera  
cuando me conecto desde mi laptop con un modem ZTE MF626 siempre me  
asigna una de estas 2 IP al momento de navegar, supongo que esto es  
por el proveedor de Internet que es Claro que está utilizando una  
proxy para estas conexiónes.


Para probar registre estas IP en openDNS y apliqué los forwarders  
{208.67.222.222; 208.67.220.220;}; en el archivo /etc/named- 
xs.conf.in, esperé unos 10 minutos y probé si estaba filtrando en  
contenido en la escuela, lo cual no hacía, 5 minutos después, recibí  
email de usuarios que aparentemente estaban siendo afectadas por el  
filtro, (facebook, youtube, etc...). Por lo que descarte la opción  
de openDNS para estas escuelas, e instalé squidguard a como hacen en  
Paraguay.


Que está impidiendo que openDNS funcione en estas conexiones???

Saludos


El 4 de abril de 2011 04:57, Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.com 
 escribió:

Hola Germán,

cuentanos como es la instalacion del modem 3G -- porqué no funciona el
uso de OpenDNS?

un abrazo,


martin

2011/4/1 German Ruiz germa...@opensuse.org.ni:
 Muchas Gracias Rodolfo
 Lo he instalado en un XS acá en Nicaragua, por lo general nosotros  
usamos
 openDNS, pero en esta escuela se me hizo imposible, ya que ellos  
cuentan con

 un modem 3G.
 Al parecer el filtro está funcionando...
 Gracias

 2011/4/1 Rodolfo D. Arce S. rodolfo.arc...@gmail.com

 We used squidguard in the Paraguay deployment

 http://wiki.paraguayeduca.org/index.php/Squidguard

 Is in spanish, but the commands are selfexplanatory. Perhaps it can
 help, i'll try and translate to english soon

 Cheers.. R

 2011/3/31, German Ruiz germa...@opensuse.org.ni:
  Hi
 
  Is there any documentation to install Dansguardian on XS 0.6???
 
  Any wiki or something???
 
  Thanks...
 
  --
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Re: [Server-devel] Hibrid configuration for the XS-server|XS inside a network

2011-04-04 Thread Reuben K. Caron
Alvar,

You could also:

-Install on VM with one NIC
-When installation is complete run xs-swapnics.
-The one NIC should be assigned an IP on your network.
-Add a record in your DNS server pointing to the XS IP address on your  
network.

Regards,

Reuben

On Apr 3, 2011, at 6:14 PM, Martin Langhoff wrote:

 On Sun, Apr 3, 2011 at 11:23 AM, Alvar Maciel al...@tuquito.org.ar  
 wrote:
 My name is Alvar Maciel, I'm from Argentina and in our school we  
 are trying
 to use the moodle of the XS-Server.

 Hi Alvar!

 Jerry Vonau has done some very good work on this track. I don't
 recommend at all a VM.

 Instead, install a vanilla F9, and then pick the packages you need
 from our XS rpm repo
 http://xs-dev.laptop.org/xsrepos/testing/olpc/9/i386/

 You'll probably need some bits from the xs-config package.

 I am trying to make this kind of setup easier in the next XS release
 -- unfortunately it's pretty hard with the current XS :-/

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Re: [Server-devel] Help buying server for XS

2011-03-28 Thread Reuben K. Caron
Guillermo,

Thank you for the repsonse. You have good user density and RF allocation.

One thing was not clear: Yes or No, the APs need external controller?
Regards,

Reuben
On Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 11:28 PM, Guillermo Narvaez gnrvz...@gmail.comwrote:

 Reuben,

 The limitations of this equipment are 60 client per AP, we are using 50 or
 55 clients per equipment. This is a dedicated equipment so it need an
 external controller.

 With the frequency issue, the APs of the same school are set in 1, 5, 9 and
 11 channels.


 cheers.
  Guillermo Narvaez

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 Implementación OLPC | Programa Joaquin Victor Gonzalez
 La Rioja - Argentina



  On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 4:35 PM, Reuben K. Caron reu...@laptop.orgwrote:

 Guillermo,

 It would be also interesting to know what kind of user density you plan
 for when deploying these APs, e.g. 50 XOs to 1 AP.

 Are these APs independent or run by a controller?

 What software are you using to perform your site surveys and RF heat maps?

 Regards,

 Reuben

  On Mar 19, 2011, at 6:53 PM, Guillermo Narvaez wrote:

  Hola Omar

 En nuestra implementacion usamos* IBM System X3200 M3* y no hemos tenido
 problemas de rendimiento; lo que si deberias tener en cuenta es la capacidad
 de almacenamiento del XS para los backup de las XO. Si van a usar todas las
 features del XS te recomendaria como minimo 1TB de almacenamiento.
 Con respecto a los AP seria muy util y practico usar AP que soporten PoE.
 Nosotros usamos la version anterior de *3Com A-WA2110 Single Radio
 802.11a/b/g Access Point (JD446B)*

 Saludos!



 Guillermo Narvaez

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 La Rioja - Argentina




 2011/3/18 Omar Andrés Zapata Mesa andresete.ch...@gmail.com
 
  Hi all.
  I need buy a server for a school in colombia, and I have 2000 students
 in the school to implement olpc project and install XS
  My question is,  which server to buy for this number of students and
  which  wireless access points?
  Thanks!
  --
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  Head Developer Phenomenology of Fundamental Interactions Group (Gfif)
  http://gfif.udea.edu.co
  Division of computer science Gfif Developers (Gfif Dev)
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Re: Developer locking an unlocked XO

2011-02-15 Thread Reuben K. Caron

On Feb 15, 2011, at 12:39 AM, devel-requ...@lists.laptop.org wrote:
 
 On 15 February 2011 13:27, Chris Ball c...@laptop.org wrote:
 Hi,
 
 ?  # You can reverse the disable-security command by entering
 ?  enable-security at the 'ok' prompt. Security will then be
 ?  permanently enabled until disabled again.
 
 Yes, but that'll use OLPC's keys (if they were installed in
 manufacturing). ?You might want to use your own keys, which
 would involve a different procedure.
 
 Is that the developer key mentioned at
 http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Firmware_security#Deployment_Key_Manufacturing_Data_Tags
 ?
 
 We are currently trying to get a handle on this process so that we can
 get our keys applied in the factory.

OLPC's keys will always be installed and valid unless the customer chooses to 
override. From what I understand, you're planning to only use augment keys so 
Tony's comments are still valid.

Reuben

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Re: OLPC OS Builder recipe for forcing OpenDNS resolver

2010-09-28 Thread Reuben K. Caron
Martin,

Isn't a pre-requisite to also remove root? Alternatively have you  
considered rebuilding initrd signed with ARG keys to check and readd  
the config on every reboot if it has been removed?

Regards,

Reuben


On Sep 28, 2010, at 4:06 PM, Martin Langhoff wrote:

 Working recently in La Rioja (Argentina) we came up with a strategy to
 enforce some content filtering on the XOs even when connected via
 random local ISPs (IOWs, when borrowing a neighbour's connection, or
 at a wifi-friendly cafe).

 The results are here, in the form of an OLPC OS Builder recipe.

   http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OS_Builder/Adding_OpenDNS_Configuration

 Comments welcome. Getting this working involved Sebastián Miranda,
 Guillermo Narvaez and Reuben. Thanks to all!



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Re: [IAEP] Mesh Dreams = OLSR

2010-09-03 Thread Reuben K. Caron
Mike,

Thank you for the information!

To be clear, from what I understand from our discussions in the past  
you're topology looks like

AP(802.11A + OLSRD) - AP (802.11B/G) - XO

You have several AP(802.11A + OLSRD) acting as your backbone and they  
drop down to standard AP (802.11B/G) for connection to the XOs.

Please let me know if this is correct.

Out of curiosity: have you considered extending your OLSR network to  
the AP (802.11B/G)'s and installing the OLRSd binary on your XOs so  
the OLSR network can be extended beyond the school?

Thanks,

Reuben

On Sep 2, 2010, at 6:36 PM, Mike Dawson wrote:

 Hi,

 Sorry for my late reply to this.  Actually we use OLSR in Afghanistan
 to do our school networking like so:

 1. An OLSR router (running openwrt Freifunk ; see freifunk.net )
 connects to the other routers in the school - that forms the backbone
 on one network (e.g. channel 6)

 2. A vanilla OpenWRT router actually connects to the XOs in the class.
 We reduce the transmit power on that and run it on a different
 channel (e.g. 1 or 11)

 The plus side is that you get a pure wireless system that does not
 need network cabling / does not have cables getting killed by the
 environment.  The down side is you use more routers.  I think
 financially the costs are pretty similar.  Also you can now use
 802.11n to get good speeds on the backbone.

 Seems to scale pretty nicely - we have 500 XOs in most schools.  Note
 though by design we are not using the collaboration on the school
 server but rather just through the AP - teachers are not that enthused
 by the prospect of kids being able to chat with anyone anytime.

 This has practically made doing the deployment in the field a bit
 easier - though the firmware is not always perfect and not always
 working out of the box with all hardware options.

 Regards,

 -Mike



 On 25/08/2010, Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.com wrote:
 On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 11:13 AM, Reuben K. Caron  
 reu...@laptop.org wrote:
 Where Mesh != 802.11s but rather an adhoc, self healing, self
 organizing routable network.

 Cerebro gave a great working demo of what you describe. Don't know  
 how
 they compare.

 I think it is perfectly feasible to achieve what you want...

 - to do it seamlessly and with polish will take a ton of work

 - very few users will actually benefit because the under a tree
 scenario covers IMHO most of our interesting use cases.

 People do talk about having a mesh that covers their whole town, and
 it's great dream but not achievable with our current constraints

 - town-wide meshes are made of stationary nodes

 - the mesh approaches we're discussing burn CPU / battery...

 - perennially power-starved users will focus on use, not on
 maintaining the communal mesh up

 Imagine a world where Sugar on a Stick machines can communicate on  
 the
 same network as an XO laptop

 We have that now with ad-hoc and infra. Limited but we have it.

 A world where mesh capabilities are
 hardware agnostic allowing anyone to bring up a mesh network by
 booting a live cd.

 Mesh is pixie dust for most people. Your 'imagine' lines will make  
 the
 imagine things that cannot be made to work _in the way people
 imagine_. Some meshy things can be made to work in a lab. Others just
 involve tradeoffs no sane user would take on...

 We've had bazillion threads about this, because mesh stokes passion.
 Problem is... even if you had the magical code right now working
 seamlessly... the cost/benefit ratio isn't good.

 cheers,



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Re: Devel Digest, Vol 54, Issue 49

2010-08-26 Thread Reuben K. Caron

 Message: 3
 Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 00:24:38 -0300
 From: Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.com
 Subject: Re: Installing single file via signed OFW script
 To: James Cameron qu...@laptop.org, Paul Fox p...@laptop.org,
  Mitch
Bradley w...@firmworks.com, OLPC Devel devel@lists.laptop.org
 Message-ID:
aanlkti=ivgvlxx2jvucysucotpfp4wv=rcntvmvza...@mail.gmail.com
 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1

 On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 8:38 PM, James Cameron qu...@laptop.org wrote:
  ok copy u:\ethni.pdf int:2,\versions\run\852\etc\test.pdf
  ext3 journal needs recovery
  Not writing to the ext2 filesystem because of unsupported extensions
  Flushbuf error
  ok

 Hi James!

 THANKS for trying this out. Yeah, clearly it will be hit and miss, and
 that can only lead to more pain

 Will be experimenting with not doing it by hand, and relying on OATS +
 olpc-update soon.


Martin,

Have you considered building something similar to the customization stick
and signing it with their keys?

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Mesh Dreams = OLSR

2010-08-24 Thread Reuben K. Caron

Where Mesh != 802.11s but rather an adhoc, self healing, self  
organizing routable network.

Imagine a world where Sugar on a Stick machines can communicate on the  
same network as an XO laptop. A world where mesh capabilities are  
hardware agnostic allowing anyone to bring up a mesh network by  
booting a live cd.

Imagine a school full of XOs where some are connected to Adhoc Channel  
1, some to Channel 6, and some to Channel 11. Now think of an XO that  
has two USB Wireless Adapters each connected respectively to one of  
those channels. This central XO also has a third USB ethernet dongle  
or a 3G wireless modem attached to it. Consider how this simple setup  
could provide Internet to everyone in the school. Consider the ability  
to actually create Mesh Portal Points, that allow one connection to  
provide an Internet connection to many hops down the line.

Consider the benefits of using open source software versus our closed  
source firmware and partnering with communities like Freifunk whose  
network is ~ 800 node, guifi.net is almost 10k nodes in Barcelona,  
Athens Wireless is 5k nodes.

These things are all almost immediately possible by using OLSRd  
software. Over the past few months, I have tested and built small  
networks around my neighborhood to consider the feasibility of such  
software. Now I realize there is a difference between small and large  
networks but I think it is something we should consider.

As I have said, please *consider * all of these things with a fresh  
perspective and try to forget about the prior mesh battles.

Let's think of solutions that will actually make this work.  Some  
things to consider from Aaron Kaplan, a member of the OLSR community,  
cc'd here:

How to scale networks?

-The key is to have multiple channels, smart channel selection/ 
assignment, automatic txpower control and low interference between  
nodes!
-In a sense, it is funny but true: the quieter the devices become, the  
better everybody can hear his mesh partner.
-Summary: layer 2 is king for scalability , only then do you need to  
look at layer 3 optimizations (and with OLSR.org we already took care  
of that part


I hope that we can come together to re-group and re-think how we OLPC  
and SugarLabs do connectivity and utilize the open opportunities  
available to create such solutions.

Regards,

Reuben

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Re: Mesh Dreams = OLSR

2010-08-24 Thread Reuben K. Caron


On Aug 24, 2010, at 10:26 AM, Chris Ball wrote:


The fact that a custom mesh algorithm would have to run on the CPU --
prohibiting any kind of idle-suspend -- makes it a non-starter for an
XO deployment in my eyes.  Did you have any thoughts on this?



Hi Chris,

Great point. Thank you for bringing this up. I have given this some  
thought; though I'm curious to know if this is your only objection to  
the suggestion? I find it interesting that what you consider a non- 
starter, I consider a feature. I have often considered it a bit  
presumptuous for us to deplete one child's precious power resources to  
maintain the mesh network for other children. We have created a model  
where in essence one household is funding access to the Internet in  
another household through power costs. My thoughts are: we don't do  
this. If the XO wants to go into idle-suspend let it. The connecting  
XO will have to find another path or lose access to the Internet.  
Either way it is a better solution then what we have now. If children  
group together and knowingly disable idle-suspend so they can maintain  
a mesh network for their neighbors then that is fine and a great  
example of building community but doing so as a mandatory  
implementation IMHO and with all due respect is questionable.


Some things I'd like to point out.

-8.2.1 has idle-suspend disabled by default and we are considering  
disabling by default idle-suspend for new XO - 1 builds. In these  
cases OLSR would be performing fine.
-The switch in WLAN chip from XO 1.0 to 1.5 forces us to re-think how  
we do connectivity.
-The thin-firmware being built for XO 1.5 has the same CPU-prohibiting  
idle-suspend limitation and *does not* include a user base and support  
community of thousands of users and active development. Yet it relies  
on one closed source firmware developed by one firm based on the same  
mesh technology developed 3 years ago. It also lacks my hardware  
agnostic points.
-On the XO 1.5 builds where idle-suspend is working (CONGRATULATIONS  
TEAM), I'd recommend letting it idle-suspend. Yes, it will create  
route-flapping but in the school scenarios there should be enough  
paths to maintain connectivity and in the household environment any  
bit more of connectivity is better then none. It also leaves children  
and families the ability to knowingly disable-idle suspend and provide  
a resource to their neighbors.


Thank you for your thoughts.

Reuben




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Re: Mesh Dreams = OLSR

2010-08-24 Thread Reuben K. Caron

On Aug 24, 2010, at 11:24 AM, Richard A. Smith wrote:

 On 08/24/2010 10:13 AM, Reuben K. Caron wrote:

  Consider the benefits of using open source software versus our  
 closed
  source firmware and partnering with communities like Freifunk whose
  network is ~ 800 node, guifi.net is almost 10k nodes in Barcelona,
  Athens Wireless is 5k nodes.

 The largest of our mesh problems did not have to do with scalability  
 on sheer number of nodes but rather scalability in density.  Is  
 there any information available on how these networks perform when  
 there are 50 - 100 of them next all in the same room or in adjacent  
 rooms?

 In those scenarios we run into RF density issues even when using APs.

 From what I understand, OLSR has a better mechanism for maintaining  
the mesh information. If you recall any change in mesh was  
previously broadcasted to all listeners. OLSR is configurable. For  
instance, information would only be broadcasted to two levels of one  
devices immediate neighbor not the whole mesh cloud. Another issue we  
had was maintaining mesh information in a limited memory space on the  
WLAN module; OLSR would now process that information. 
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Re: Mesh Dreams = OLSR

2010-08-24 Thread Reuben K. Caron

On Aug 24, 2010, at 12:08 PM, Richard A. Smith wrote:

 I'm not talking about comparison to our previous mesh.

Thanks keeping me on track.

 I'm talking about comparison to an AP.  Overall we currently don't  
 have much need for mesh as most of our scenarios are a dense cloud  
 of children in the same space trying to network with each other.

Fo deployments that have funding for APs there is not much need for  
mesh. I would approximate that roughly 66% of our user base are in  
deployments that do not have funding for APs.


 The network-without-infra feature of mesh is certainly useful in  
 scenarios were you want to provide access over a wider area.  Its a  
 very important feature of mesh but its just not the feature we need  
 on the ground ATM.

Yet, this is a feature, we continue to sell and a feature often  
requested.

 However, if the same mesh smartness also gets density without using  
 AP's then that's a big win.

Agreed!

Reuben


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Re: Mesh Dreams = OLSR

2010-08-24 Thread Reuben K. Caron

On Aug 24, 2010, at 11:24 AM, Richard A. Smith wrote:

 The largest of our mesh problems did not have to do with scalability  
 on sheer number of nodes but rather scalability in density.  Is  
 there any information available on how these networks perform when  
 there are 50 - 100 of them next all in the same room or in adjacent  
 rooms?

Here is a link to a paper that actually tested in a physical 49 node  
lab with various configurations:

http://dev.laptop.org/~reuben/Elsevier2008_OLSR_compare.pdf

This differs from most other papers that I have read that use  
theoretical simulations.

Reuben

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Re: Mesh Dreams = OLSR

2010-08-24 Thread Reuben K. Caron

On Aug 24, 2010, at 1:29 PM, L. Aaron Kaplan wrote:

 Hm well, you at least got me thinking how we can make a small  
 dense indoor mesh working without APs interesting challenge.  
 Like think about replacing those smart APs by a distributed version.  
 Interesting...

 a.

Maybe a suitable challenge during a Wireless Mesh Battle(1).

(1) http://battlemesh.org/
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Re: Mesh Dreams = OLSR

2010-08-24 Thread Reuben K. Caron

On Aug 24, 2010, at 1:34 PM, Richard A. Smith wrote:

 They are only able to achieve this with 30dB attenuators on the  
 signal.  We would want to see what one can do with stock cards  
 without an attenuator.

Can we adaptively get the signal down in driver/software?
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Re: [Server-devel] Samoa Deployment - planned hardware for 30 July 2010

2010-07-27 Thread Reuben K. Caron

On Jul 27, 2010, at 12:45 PM, Martin Langhoff wrote:

 1 EEE Box EB1012 - 2GB ram, 250GB hard disk, dual core 1.6GHz Atom  
 330
 2 Ubiquity Networks NanoStation2 802.11b/g 400mW Outdoor AP/Bridge
 1 Switch

 Very nice gear -- the EEE Box is fanless, and the NanoStation2 looks
 reasonably safe for outdoors. Will be very interested in hearing about
 your results with that gear.

I believe the EEE Box EB1012 should have a processor fan. If you open  
it up please let us know.

Thanks,

Reuben

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Redesigning: Library, Read, Get-Books, and Content bundles

2010-07-20 Thread Reuben K. Caron
There has been a lot of great progress with the Read and Get-Books  
(IA) activities. However, we have neglected to think about how we can  
better fit all of these pieces together. For instance, consider  
deployments that would like to install content bundles. They package  
these files into .xol packages and these packages get installed into  
the Library, which is contained on the left hand side of the Browse  
activity. Yes, you read that correctly...the BROWSE activity, an  
activity intended for online exploration is used to view offline  
content. Every deployment that I have shown this to has found it very  
unintuitive. Consider another example: You want to use Get-Books to  
get a new book. So you open Get-Books search for a book and download  
the book. But where did it go? I guess one could assume (correctly)  
that it went to the journal. So you close Get-Books. Go to the  
Journal. Find the book you downloaded. Open the book (in Read.) IMHO,  
a series of needless steps.

So what if we created a Library Activity
The activity would:
-Open a book from within the activity
-Highlight and annotate books
-List all of the books you have downloaded
-Allow you to search and download additional books from Feed Books,  
Internet Archive, the XS, etc..
-List the resources in /home/olpc/Library (so this can be removed from  
Browse)
-Allow one to synchronously or asynchronously share a book to their  
Neighborhood so anyone can download and read it.

I have filed a bug here if anyone would like to follow it: 
http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/2110

I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Regards,

Reuben
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Re: USB2VGA adapters on XO-1.5 (and XO-1 with F11 images)

2010-07-16 Thread Reuben K. Caron
XO 1.5

Thanks,

Reuben

On Jul 16, 2010, at 12:46 PM, Martin Langhoff wrote:

 On XO-1? Or XO-1.5?

 Maybe I typo'ed the rpm name...


 m

 On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 12:07 PM, Reuben K. Caron  
 reu...@laptop.org wrote:
 Martin,
 Esteban found that xorg-x11-drv-sisvga is not available
 but xorg-x11-drv-sisusb is available. Using xorg-x11-drv-sisusb  
 worked fine.
 Reuben

 Begin forwarded message:

 Message: 2
 Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2010 17:18:47 -0400
 From: Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.com
 Subject: Re: USB2VGA adapters on XO-1.5 (and XO-1 with F11 images)
 To: OLPC Devel devel@lists.laptop.org
 Cc: Sridhar Dhanapalan srid...@laptop.org.au, san...@laptop.org,
 Keith Wilbern kwilb...@gmail.com, rsm...@laptop.org
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 On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 1:14 PM, Martin Langhoff
 martin.langh...@gmail.com wrote:

 For monitors/projectors that can handle something close to 1200x900  
 --

 1152x864, you can use Xinerama instead. Here is an xorg.conf that  
 does

 exactly that:

 The Xinerama approach turned out to be a winner in terms of
 performance and !bugginess.

 Turns out that with a bit of elbow grease we can make it work on
 1024x768 which is what most projectors support.

 - yum install xorg-x11-drv-sisvga xorg-x11-server-Xephyr

 - Grab the files from http://dev.laptop.org/~martin/usbvga/xinerama/
   olpc-configure goes to /etc/init.d/ , make it executable
   olpc-session goes to /usr/bin/ , make it executable
   xorg-xo1.5-dcon-extmon.conf goes to /etc/X11/

 - Plug the USB2VGA device

 - Reboot  Enjoy

 Limitations and notes:

 ?- Needs to be switched on at X startup time. olpc-configure checks
 at boot time if sisusbvga is loaded and changes the xorg.conf symlink
 if needed. My patch also fixes a longstanding old bug where the
 xorg.conf was 'set' in the first boot.

 ?- The desktop is a little bit smaller. On the XO, the desktop
 appears in the top-left corner -- on the external monitor / projector
 it fills up the screen perfectly.

  - Icons can appear slightly pixellated. I think this technique may
 expose a bug in Sugar and in some activities (ie: TurtleArt) that  
 keep
 a copy of rendered SVGs as bitmaps.

 ?- Performance is acceptable. (We are saturating the USB 2 bandwidth
 with the amount of pixels and the bitdepth).

 - The Sugar cursor is back!

 - Video works! No Xv however, so it's not particularly fast.

 Patch to olpc-utils is attached -- I haven't tested the spec changes.

 cheers,


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Re: Devel Digest, Vol 53, Issue 32

2010-07-13 Thread Reuben K. Caron


On Jul 13, 2010, at 12:00 PM, devel-requ...@lists.laptop.org wrote:


Message: 7
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 10:22:27 -0400
From: John Watlington w...@laptop.org
Subject: Re: xo-1 os300 -- switch off mesh?
To: Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.com
Cc: OLPC Devel devel@lists.laptop.org
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On Jul 12, 2010, at 11:03 PM, Martin Langhoff wrote:


On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 10:42 PM, Paul Fox p...@laptop.org wrote:

Is there a way to tweak the os300 build so that it brings up the
Libertas device just as eth0 (and doesn't enable the 802.11s  
features

in the firmware)?


was there a way to do that in 802?


Good question -- no there wasn't.

But the f11 builds for xo-1 only did 802.11b/g for a long time. I  
have

this silly assumption that there's a kmod to blacklist or a kmod
option to set/change to completely disable the 802.11s support.


As far as I know, there is NO way to completely disable mesh
support on XO-1 without holding the WLAN card in reset.
Even if you don't support it at the OS level, the firmware will
still behave badly if it receives a mesh broadcast packet.

IIRC, we settled for trying to ensure that no mesh packets were
ever broadcast, but if one did get sent, everyone would still
help relay it.



Um, I think this should send a mesh stop command to the firmware.

echo 0  /sys/class/net/eth1/lbs_mesh

From: http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/5144

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Re: [Server-devel] problema con Instalacion XS

2010-05-01 Thread Reuben K. Caron
Kevin,

When installing in text mode which option do you choose:

-Upgrade/Install using text mode
-Install using Kickstart. Then you do you press tab and add text to the end of 
the line to request the text based installer?

As noted here:

http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XS_Installing_Software#Installing_the_Software

Reuben

On Apr 30, 2010, at 7:14 PM, Kevin Mauricio Benavides Castro wrote:

 Hi samy 
 
 bueno al parecer  funciona bien segun tu solucion la cual me saco del algunos 
 problemas con algunos server pero este error me aparece cuando hago la 
 instalacion por modo text mode.
 
 
 
 El 30 de abril de 2010 08:51, samy boutayeb s.bouta...@free.fr escribió:
 Hola Kevin, Martin,
 
 Encontré el mensaje de error que Kevin senala. Este hang up occurrio
 durante las primeras fases del processo de arranque.
 Existe una solucion que consiste en anadir enforcing=0 en la linea de
 grub (cf. http://www.crypt.gen.nz/selinux/disable_selinux.html ).
 
 Esto dicho, el error con SELinux resulta de una opcion incorrecta
 durante la installacion de XS. La opcion correcta es Install using
 kickstart (como lo recomienda la documentacion en
 http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XS_Installing_Software ).
 
 Cf. la pantalla :
 http://olpc-france.org/wiki/index.php?title=Fichier:XS-Server_01.png
 
 Con esta opcion, el servidor se inicializa correctamente y el error
 SELinux desaparece.
 
 Espero que os ayude,
 saludos desde francia
 samy
 
 
 
 Le vendredi 30 avril 2010 à 10:21 -0400, Martin Langhoff a écrit :
  Hola Kevin,
 
  muy extraño el mensaje. Yo trabajo con varias máquinas de prueba, y al
  dos son Dell (Latitude D380 y PowerEdge SC440).
 
  Cuando tienes algún error así, es una buena idea presionar ctrl-alt-F1
  / F2 / F3 que te lleva a varias consolas desde donde puedes ver más
  info sobre qué está pasando, y eventualmente copiar la info a un disco
  para tener el log completo de anaconda de qué pasó.
 
  En qué paso sucede ésto?
 
 
  martin
 
  2010/4/27 Kevin Mauricio Benavides Castro kmbc141...@gmail.com:
   Hola a todos
  
   he notado que en algunas computadoras de escritorio especialmente con las
   DELL
  
   esta vez trate de instalar el XS en una DELL y el mensaje que aparece es
  
  
  
   SELinux: Could not open police file =
   /etc/selinux/targeted/policy/policy/policy.23: No such file or directory
   Unable to load SELinux policy (No such file or directory). Halting now.
  
  
   y lo mas extraño es que cuando le doy la instalación normal no cargar en
   entorno gráfico del XS para la instalación
  
   --
   Abrazoss..
  
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Re: [Server-devel] Agregar Desktop a mi red Escolar

2010-04-30 Thread Reuben K. Caron
German,

What are you assigning for static IP values on the Desktop?

Martin,

He is using a match rule granting only IPs with XO MAC addresses (now  
queue Wad yelling, DON'T DO THAT :-)

(Although I don't think his allow and deny rules will do what he wants  
given the subnetting)

Reuben


On Apr 30, 2010, at 10:48 AM, Martin Langhoff wrote:

 Hola Germán,

 la configuración default de dhcpd te da un rango para que uses con
 equipos con IP estática.

 No tienes que tocar la conf de dhcpd para nada (y tocarla crea un
 montón de problemas, nuestra conf de red es muy específica).
 Simplemente toma el desktop y configura IP, route y DNS a mano.

 Hay alguna razón por la que quieras darle al desktop una IP estática?
 Deja te obtenga una IP dinámica y listo! Ésto lo proveemos para
 impresoras y otros dispositivos que tienen que tener un nombre/IP
 estable porque dan un servicio a otros...

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Re: [Server-devel] Agregar Desktop a mi red Escolar

2010-04-30 Thread Reuben K. Caron
German,

Thanks.

What are you assigning for Gateway/Router and DNS server?

Can you ping the XS?

Can the XS access the Internet ala ping google.com?

Reuben

On Apr 30, 2010, at 11:07 AM, German Ruiz wrote:

 Hi Reuben i am using a static ip address from this range  
 172.18.126.0/24, but i can't access to internet, if i use dynamic  
 ip, the xs server give me a ip from this range

pool {
range  172.18.125.1 172.18.125.254;
deny members of internet;
   }

 a i still can't acces to internet

 German

 El 30/04/10 08:54, Reuben K. Caron escribió:
 German,

 What are you assigning for static IP values on the Desktop?

 Martin,

 He is using a match rule granting only IPs with XO MAC addresses (now
 queue Wad yelling, DON'T DO THAT :-)

 (Although I don't think his allow and deny rules will do what he  
 wants
 given the subnetting)

 Reuben


 On Apr 30, 2010, at 10:48 AM, Martin Langhoff wrote:

 Hola Germán,

 la configuración default de dhcpd te da un rango para que uses con
 equipos con IP estática.

 No tienes que tocar la conf de dhcpd para nada (y tocarla crea un
 montón de problemas, nuestra conf de red es muy específica).
 Simplemente toma el desktop y configura IP, route y DNS a mano.

 Hay alguna razón por la que quieras darle al desktop una IP  
 estática?
 Deja te obtenga una IP dinámica y listo! Ésto lo proveemos para
 impresoras y otros dispositivos que tienen que tener un nombre/IP
 estable porque dan un servicio a otros...

 saludos,



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Re: Adobe Flash 10.1 + AIR 2.0 on the XO

2010-04-06 Thread Reuben K. Caron


On Mar 24, 2010, at 10:30 AM, Martin Langhoff wrote:

On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 8:53 AM, Reuben K. Caron reu...@laptop.org  
wrote:
Yes and no. Anyone technically capable to rebuild our build system,  
as you

mention below, will be able to easily script the installation of AIR.


Nope. I am fairly good with it, and I cannot script the installation
of AIR. If you have a technique, time to share it.


I was able to script it by doing:

yum install gtk2-devel libxml2-devel rpm-devel rpm-build nss nss-devel
wget http://airdownload.adobe.com/air/lin/download/1.5/AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
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Re: Adobe Flash 10.1 + AIR 2.0 on the XO

2010-04-06 Thread Reuben K. Caron


On Apr 6, 2010, at 3:30 PM, Martin Langhoff wrote:

 On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 3:27 PM, Reuben K. Caron reu...@laptop.org  
 wrote:
 ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin -silent -eulaAccepted

 Excelent! Where the #$%^ did you find that that documented?


http://help.adobe.com/en_US/AIR/1.5/air_runtime_redist/air_runtime_redist.pdf

And for completeness after Air is installed you can silently install  
the Air app with:

/usr/bin/Adobe\ AIR\ Application\ Installer -silent /path/to/*.air

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Re: [Server-devel] PDF resources in public folders not opening in Reader

2010-04-02 Thread Reuben K. Caron

On Apr 2, 2010, at 12:46 AM, James Cameron wrote:

 On Fri, Apr 02, 2010 at 08:44:17AM +1000, David Leeming wrote:
 We have many resources that are published in PDF that we want to  
 make available
 in public folders. However, when you browse to them and click on a  
 PDf file, it
 does not open in Reader but within the browser and I am finding  
 that the PDF
 reader plug-in for the Browse activity is not able to open many of  
 the files ?

 I've reproduced this and raised a ticket.
 http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/10098

 So, how can we get it to force downloads that then open in Read  
 activity? There
 is a check box ?force downloads?, can we make that take affect  
 globally in the
 public folder?

 Hopefully an XS expert might be able to answer this.

 In the Browse activity that you are using, it doesn't seem possible  
 for
 the user to force a download.

I don't believe this is an XS issue. The XS is serving up the file and  
correct file type. I believe the solution lies in altering the mime  
type on the XO, so the XO will download the PDF and associate it with  
the Read application. FWIW, this is exactly how Browse used to work  
and it was altered so Browse would open, the pdf rather then having  
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Re: [Server-devel] Fwd: [SoaS] wireless connection school server

2010-03-29 Thread Reuben K. Caron
David,

Keeping the list on.

So to be clear the XOs are connected to an Active Antenna and the SOAS  
is connected to an AP?

How is the AP connected to the XS?

Reuben

On Mar 29, 2010, at 3:40 PM, David Leeming wrote:

 The XOs are connected to the school server default 172.18.00 network  
 via a
 single AP (in this case an AA).

 The issue is that when I connect the computer running SOAS
 Wirelessly, the XS gives it an IP address in another range  
 (10.42.xxx.xxx)
 so it can't see or collaborate with the XOs. However, if I make a  
 wired
 connection with the SOAS to eth1 it does get the default IP range
 172.18.xxx.xxx and collaborates OK.

 The XS is running with default configuration.


 David Leeming
 Leeming Consulting, P.O. Box 652, Honiara, Solomon Islands
 Tel: +677 747-6396 (m) 24419 (h)
 www.leeming-consulting.com

 -Original Message-
 From: Reuben K. Caron [mailto:reu...@laptop.org]
 Sent: Tuesday, 30 March 2010 2:00 a.m.
 To: David Leeming
 Cc: XS Devel
 Subject: Re: [Server-devel] Fwd: [SoaS] wireless connection school  
 server


 On Mar 29, 2010, at 8:42 AM, Tomeu Vizoso wrote:

 [Forwarding to the XS list]

 -- Forwarded message --
 From: David Leeming da...@leeming-consulting.com
 Date: Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 23:02
 Subject: [SoaS] wireless connection school server
 To: SoaS s...@lists.sugarlabs.org


 Not sure if this is an SOAS or XS question or both!



 I am trying out a mixed environment with XO-1s and SOAS.



 The XOs are connected and registered on an XS with v 0.6. They  
 connect
 to a default network 172.18.0.0 wirelessly.


 What wireless network are the XOs connected to?



 I have one PC netbook running SOAS 2 Blueberry. I can connect
 wirelessly but it gives me a different network 10.42.xxx.xxx (or
 close). The wireless icon on the SOAS shows me connected to the
 school server but I can't access any resources or register etc.

 Is this connected to the same wireless network? The same exact AP? If
 you have multiple APs are they all configured to act as a bridge to
 the wired network so that the XS can hand out IP addresses?2

 snip



 What would I see if I had 2 or more computers running SOAS,  
 connecting
 wirelessly? Should they be receiving IP addresses in the default  
 range
 (172.18.0.0) or the other range I was observing (10.42.xxx.xxx)?

 They should all have 172 addresses. Tell us more about how your
 networking is setup.

 Regards,

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Re: [Server-devel] Fwd: [SoaS] wireless connection school server

2010-03-29 Thread Reuben K. Caron
David,

Also to be clear, the SOAS will not connect to the AA (Active Antenna).

Reuben

On Mar 29, 2010, at 3:42 PM, David Leeming wrote:

 OK so it should work I assume you're using an AP and I am using  
 an AA.
 Thatb is the only difference as far as I can see. I will try again  
 with a
 fresh XS and AP and report back...

 David Leeming


 -Original Message-
 From: server-devel-boun...@lists.laptop.org
 [mailto:server-devel-boun...@lists.laptop.org] On Behalf Of Andra  
 DuPont
 Sent: Tuesday, 30 March 2010 1:10 a.m.
 To: Tomeu Vizoso
 Cc: XS Devel
 Subject: Re: [Server-devel] Fwd: [SoaS] wireless connection school  
 server

 David,
 Today was my first attempt at using SOAS on a PC. Actually I
 loaded it onto and Acer Aspire One netbook. When I connected
 wirelessly to my XS server access point, my IP was the standard
 172.18.96.* and after changing the default server address
 under / My Settings / Network, I registered onto the server
 with no problem. Actually, this was the first XO to ever register
 onto my server, so it was given the course creator role.

 I'm not sure why your PC was assigned a different network.
 You should check to see how DHCP was set up on your wireless
 connection. Or maybe someone here will have an explanation.

 Bottom line for me right now is that my netbook is connected
 wirelessly and registered as if it was an XO (running Sugar of  
 course).

 Andy

 On Mar 29, 2010, at 8:42 AM, Tomeu Vizoso wrote:

 [Forwarding to the XS list]

 -- Forwarded message --
 From: David Leeming da...@leeming-consulting.com
 Date: Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 23:02
 Subject: [SoaS] wireless connection school server
 To: SoaS s...@lists.sugarlabs.org


 Not sure if this is an SOAS or XS question or both!



 I am trying out a mixed environment with XO-1s and SOAS.



 The XOs are connected and registered on an XS with v 0.6. They  
 connect
 to a default network 172.18.0.0 wirelessly.



 I have one PC netbook running SOAS 2 Blueberry. I can connect
 wirelessly but it gives me a different network 10.42.xxx.xxx (or
 close). The wireless icon on the SOAS shows me connected to the
 school server but I can't access any resources or register etc.



 I then found I can do a wired connection, which works fine. It
 connects on the default 172.18.0.0 network and I can access the XS
 Moodle home page - which requires a username/password. It won't let  
 me
 in or register the SOAS netbook until I created a user account using
 the admin XO. I had to manually input the server qualified name in  
 the
 control panel of the SOAS netbook, and then I was able to register  
 and
 collaborate with the XOs (i.e. with the SOAS on a wired connection  
 and
 the XOs wireless).



 Is this correct or have I missed an easier way?



 What would I see if I had 2 or more computers running SOAS,  
 connecting
 wirelessly? Should they be receiving IP addresses in the default  
 range
 (172.18.0.0) or the other range I was observing (10.42.xxx.xxx)?





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Re: Adobe Flash 10.1 + AIR 2.0 on the XO

2010-03-24 Thread Reuben K. Caron

On Mar 24, 2010, at 7:52 AM, Martin Langhoff wrote:

 On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 12:19 AM, Reuben K. Caron  
 reu...@laptop.org wrote:
 IMHO, OLPC would be able to provide deployments with the option of  
 including
 Adobe Flash, while continuing to include Gnash as default

 There are some aspects that are outside of OLPC control

 - We need RPMs from Adobe -- in the case if AIR, they are not
 available. Carlos and anyone else interested _must chase Adobe_, not
 OLPC.

Yes and no. Anyone technically capable to rebuild our build system, as  
you mention below, will be able to easily script the installation of  
AIR.

 - Licensing issues need to be sorted out. Carlos and anyone
 interested _must chase Adobe_, not OLPC.

No again, OLPC should have done the legwork so deployments don't have  
to jump through the hurdles of obtaining licensing from Adobe.


 - If Adobe cares about running well on XOs, Adobe should ask for
 laptops through the contributors programme (like everyone else!).
 Carlos any anyone interested must chase Adobe on that.

I'll work with Carlos on this.

 With those 2 sorted out, it's damned trivial to add it to an 8.2.x
 build (using my latest patches to install arbitrary rpms), and thanks
 to the more flexible build system for f11 builds it's trivial to add
 it to an XO-1.5 image.

 There is noone at OLPC blocking this. Go folks, go lobby Adobe.

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Re: Adobe Flash 10.1 + AIR 2.0 on the XO

2010-03-24 Thread Reuben K. Caron

On Mar 24, 2010, at 12:44 AM, Chris Ball wrote:

 Hi,

 Maybe the reason we're miscommunicating is that you don't
 understand that we aren't willing to expect that our users have
 access to another computer running Windows (because they don't)
 [..]

 This is an odd argument considering it is quite difficult for a
 user to create a simple reflash USB stick while using Sugar.
 Instead we recommend using another computer that uses a
 regular Desktop.(1)


Chris,

Hi. Thank you for the response.

 This seems to be the fallacy of it's on OLPC's wiki, therefore OLPC
 wrote it as a guide for its users in deployments.  The support-gang
 wrote this page for the G1G1 community, as the page history shows.

You are correct the original intended audience for the article was the  
G1G1 community; however, the fact remains that it continues to be the  
most usable and easily followed set of instructions we have.


 In any case, I don't see why it's worthwhile to think of these two
 problems as remotely comparable:

You're correct, I'm confusing a technical/philosophical argument by  
adding a real-world/on-the-ground/deployment-needs argument.


 1) no-one has yet decided to help deployments by spending five minutes
   writing an activity that downloads a build onto a USB stick plugged
   into an XO, but anyone could do it at any time, including someone
   who is a user in a deployment.

5 minutes...then why hasn't it happened?!?! Oh I know! The barrier to  
entry for writing an activity is too high and, unlike Flash, a  
relatively small number of people know how to do it...If flash were  
more widely supported on the XO, I'm sure such a Flash APP would  
already exist.


 2) it is nowhere near possible to properly edit Flash content in a GUI
   on an XO because the software to do so does not exist, and suffers
   from a complex and underspecified set of compatibility requirements.

I'll refrain from listing the software on the XO that is nowhere near  
possible to edit on the XO because either the source code is not  
available or the XO does not meet the technical requirements to run  
necessary software.


Thanks,

Reuben


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Re: Adobe Flash 10.1 + AIR 2.0 on the XO

2010-03-24 Thread Reuben K. Caron
Ed,

Great news. Thanks for letting us know and thank you for doing the  
legwork to get that accomplished.

Reuben

On Mar 24, 2010, at 8:59 AM, Ed McNierney wrote:

 Folks -

 OLPC already has a license from Adobe to redistribute Adobe Flash.   
 We can provide that to any deployment that requests it; if a  
 deployment decides they need it, we don't need to force them to  
 install it themselves.

 However, Adobe pointed out that since OLPC's Linux distro (a Fedora  
 Remix) is not a supported platform, they're not interested in bug  
 reports unless they are reproduced on stock Fedora and reported as  
 Fedora bugs.  Having spoken to Adobe about this, I found absolutely  
 no evidence that anyone there's eager to do anything specific for  
 OLPC XO laptops.

 I also made no effort to sell them on the idea; I just wanted to be  
 sure that if a deployment decided on their own that they needed to  
 provide the Adobe Flash player, OLPC wasn't unreasonably making it  
 harder than necessary for them.

   - Ed

 On Mar 24, 2010, at 8:53 AM, Reuben K. Caron wrote:


 On Mar 24, 2010, at 7:52 AM, Martin Langhoff wrote:

 On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 12:19 AM, Reuben K. Caron
 reu...@laptop.org wrote:
 IMHO, OLPC would be able to provide deployments with the option of
 including
 Adobe Flash, while continuing to include Gnash as default

 There are some aspects that are outside of OLPC control

 - We need RPMs from Adobe -- in the case if AIR, they are not
 available. Carlos and anyone else interested _must chase Adobe_, not
 OLPC.

 Yes and no. Anyone technically capable to rebuild our build system,  
 as
 you mention below, will be able to easily script the installation of
 AIR.

 - Licensing issues need to be sorted out. Carlos and anyone
 interested _must chase Adobe_, not OLPC.

 No again, OLPC should have done the legwork so deployments don't have
 to jump through the hurdles of obtaining licensing from Adobe.


 - If Adobe cares about running well on XOs, Adobe should ask for
 laptops through the contributors programme (like everyone else!).
 Carlos any anyone interested must chase Adobe on that.

 I'll work with Carlos on this.

 With those 2 sorted out, it's damned trivial to add it to an 8.2.x
 build (using my latest patches to install arbitrary rpms), and  
 thanks
 to the more flexible build system for f11 builds it's trivial to add
 it to an XO-1.5 image.

 There is noone at OLPC blocking this. Go folks, go lobby Adobe.

 Agreed.
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Re: Adobe Flash 10.1 + AIR 2.0 on the XO

2010-03-23 Thread Reuben K. Caron
This is an odd argument considering it is quite difficult for a user  
to create a simple reflash USB stick while using Sugar. Instead we  
recommend using another computer that uses a regular Desktop.(1)

(1)http://wiki.laptop.org/go/No-fail_update


On Mar 23, 2010, at 9:46 PM, devel-requ...@lists.laptop.org wrote:

 Maybe the reason we're miscommunicating is that you don't understand
 that we aren't willing to expect that our users have access to another
 computer running Windows (because they don't), or for them to use a
 text editor to edit content that was created in a GUI (since that's
 *much* harder, and is treating them as a second-class citizen).
 The XO is all we have to work with.

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Re: Adobe Flash 10.1 + AIR 2.0 on the XO

2010-03-23 Thread Reuben K. Caron

Carlos,

+1

Thank you for bringing this up.

FYI: One of our largest deployments and two other smaller deployments  
have received approval to ship Adobe Flash in their builds.


IMHO, OLPC would be able to provide deployments with the option of  
including Adobe Flash, while continuing to include Gnash as default,  
if they wish to do so without having to jump through the hurdles of  
applying and waiting for individual approval.


Regards,

Reuben


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Message: 2
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 22:51:42 +0800
From: Carlos Nazareno object...@gmail.com
Subject: Adobe Flash 10.1 + AIR 2.0 on the XO
To: devel@lists.laptop.org
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Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1

Hi guys.

I know most people here prefer free as in Libre as opposed to free as
in beer, but what do you think of coordinating with Adobe to get Flash
10.1 + AIR 2.0 on the XO?

Adobe already supports a lot of open-source initiatives and have
already open-sourced the Flex SDK which you can use to compile SWFs
using text files and a command line a la JDK (or in Windows, using an
open-source IDE like Flashdevelop (needs .NET runtime)).
http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/display/flexsdk

Flash's spec is open, but they cannot opensource the Flash Player or
AIR because they contain technologies which Adobe does not own but
pays licensing fees for.

With stuff like Youtube (using the camera to record a video, something
you cannot do with HTML5), UStream and games (which kids dig a lot),
the internet experience really isn't complete without Flash.

Moreover, the big difference is that with the Actionscript Virtual
Machine 2 which uses Actionscript 3, the speed difference from the
AVM1 (Actionscript 1/2 like GNASH) is 10x or more, which is very
important since we're talking about low-speed/power devices here.

Also, Flash Player 10.1 has been engineered for mobile devices so it
should run very efficiently on the XO 1.5 (you can only do so much
with the XO-1, but Flash 10 beats GNASH's performance on it
nonetheless).

Also (sorry John, Rob), Actionscript 2 is a dead technology which
needs to be put to rest (and there are few practical open source tools
to generate AS2/AVM1 SWFs). GNASH simply cannot catch up with the
features that are being implemented with each new release of Flash..

Also, Adobe is actively pushing Flash on as many devices as possible
via the Open Screen Project http://www.openscreenproject.org and I'm
sure they'd be more than happy to have Flash get bundled on the XO.

Also, Flash is the most commonly used toolset for building educational
apps. Not everyone has the skill or patience to programmatically
animate objects in e-learning applications. What I mean is that it's
very efficient.

What do you guys think?

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Re: Devel Digest, Vol 49, Issue 40

2010-03-22 Thread Reuben K. Caron

Have you tried Firefox? Check the bug here for more details:

http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/1700


On Mar 22, 2010, at 8:33 AM, devel-requ...@lists.laptop.org wrote:


Message: 1
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 20:53:18 -0300
From: Marcos Orfila morf...@marcosorfila.com
Subject: Java applets in Browse activity
To: devel@lists.laptop.org
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Hello everybody.

I'm volunteering at CeibalJAM [0].

I'm trying to make Java applets work in the Browse activity. I have  
seen in

[1] that Browse can handle Java applets.

I've created an activity called Java that packs the Sun JRE. The  
activity
is downloadable from [2]. The JRE gets installed in the following  
folder:


/home/olpc/Activities/Java.activity/jre

Then I created a symbolic link to the Java plugin in the plugin  
folder of

the Browse activity:

[o...@xo-1e-5d-7a plugins]$ pwd
/home/olpc/Activities/Browse.activity/plugins
[o...@xo-1e-5d-7a plugins]$ ln -s
../../Java.activity/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so
libjavaplugin_oji.so
[o...@xo-1e-5d-7a plugins]$

I guess I have to do something else to make it work. Maybe something  
in the

conf/mozpluggerrc file?

Regards,

   Marcos

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Re: q3a35 problem

2010-03-12 Thread Reuben K Caron


On Mar 12, 2010, at 12:52 AM, Mikus Grinbergs mi...@bga.com wrote:

 You have to ensure that the firmware reflash actually occurred  
 properly
 before continuing.

 ...
 I believe the above actions are the normal ones to perform a  
 firmware
 reflash.  When you say you have to ensure -- what more do you  
 expect
 from the user ?

 Yep.  If the firmware update wasn't happening (say, due to no DC  
 input), it
 would explain several of your symptoms.


 I do not understand your Yep (and following).

 I asked What more do you expect?  Ypu said Yep -- but did not
 explain as to *what more* you would expect from the user who is
 performing a firmware reflash.  Yould you please clarify.



 You also said If the firmware update wasn't happening (say, due to no
 DC input).  But what I posted to you in this thread was: What I do  
 is
 to wait while 'flash u:\q3a35.rom' steps through writing, then steps
 through verifying, then restarts the XO-1.5.  I would expect that if
 there were no DC input, then the 'flash' command would not display the
 writing and veifying countdowns on the console -- I believe I am
 justified in thinking the firmware update *was* happening.


 Again - please tell me WHAT MORE a user performing a firmware reflash
 can do to ensure that the firmware reflash actually occurred ?

On reboot press the x key (esc) to get to open firmware and check the  
ofw banner at the top of the screen.
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Re: q3a35 problem

2010-03-11 Thread Reuben K. Caron
The same procedure worked correctly for me on a ramp unit that has the  
solar modification by Wad.

On Mar 10, 2010, at 10:44 PM, Mikus Grinbergs wrote:

 XO-1.5 B2 (unmodified hardware).  At ok prompt did 'flash u: 
 \q3a35.rom';
 after restart did 'fs-update u:\os112.zd'.  That failed (with a  
 message
 about only 1 block being written).

 Repeated the above, but this time flashing q3a34.rom.  Now the install
 of os112.zd worked.

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Re: Using SoaS Blueberry to emulate OLPC F11 builds

2010-02-09 Thread Reuben K. Caron
Martin,

Blueberry is based on F12. The package differences will be much  
different.

Reuben

On Feb 9, 2010, at 1:02 PM, Martin Langhoff wrote:

 (I am not sub'd to the soas list -- can a kind admin whitelist me?)

 Hi OLPC, SoaS folks,

 we have a deployment that wants to use SoaS for early teacher training
 before they have (enough) XOs in their hands.

 Besides the obvious indications that they pre-test the hw they'll run
 it on, and the shut down SoaS carefully recommendation, I drafted a
 plan for them to make Blueberry more like OLPC's F11:

 - Take a XO (1 or 1.5) running the OLPC F11 image, get the
 package list with `rpm -qa | sort  todos-los-paquetes.lista`

 - Get a box of USB sticks -- all same make, model  size.

 - On one of the USB sticks, create a SoaS with a generous overlay.

 - Start up SoaS on a machine with internet connection

 - Get the package list on SoaS with the same command

 - Compare the 2 lists, and on the SoaS side install anything that
 is missing (using yum)  Skip the kernel package.

 - Restart the machine with SoaS to check that now you have the
 swtich to gnome option in the control panel, and the option to
 return to Sugar on the Gnome desktop. (Will this Just Work, or did we
 hardcode /home/olpc or the olpc uid?...)

 - Once the SoaS works as expected, restart it, switch to a VT,
 and as the root user delete /home/liveuser/.sugar and then use the
 command  `halt` to shut down the system.

 - Duplicate that exact SoaS disk using the dd command on any  
 Linux machine

 Will this work? Is it easy to tell liveusb creator to add a few  
 rpms...?

 cheers,



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Re: Using SoaS Blueberry to emulate OLPC F11 builds

2010-02-09 Thread Reuben K. Caron
Martin,

It looks like SOAS Strawberry will more closely relate to OLPC F11  
builds. Strawberry is based on F11 and Sugar 0.84.

Reuben

On Feb 9, 2010, at 1:02 PM, Martin Langhoff wrote:

 (I am not sub'd to the soas list -- can a kind admin whitelist me?)

 Hi OLPC, SoaS folks,

 we have a deployment that wants to use SoaS for early teacher training
 before they have (enough) XOs in their hands.

 Besides the obvious indications that they pre-test the hw they'll run
 it on, and the shut down SoaS carefully recommendation, I drafted a
 plan for them to make Blueberry more like OLPC's F11:

 - Take a XO (1 or 1.5) running the OLPC F11 image, get the
 package list with `rpm -qa | sort  todos-los-paquetes.lista`

 - Get a box of USB sticks -- all same make, model  size.

 - On one of the USB sticks, create a SoaS with a generous overlay.

 - Start up SoaS on a machine with internet connection

 - Get the package list on SoaS with the same command

 - Compare the 2 lists, and on the SoaS side install anything that
 is missing (using yum)  Skip the kernel package.

 - Restart the machine with SoaS to check that now you have the
 swtich to gnome option in the control panel, and the option to
 return to Sugar on the Gnome desktop. (Will this Just Work, or did we
 hardcode /home/olpc or the olpc uid?...)

 - Once the SoaS works as expected, restart it, switch to a VT,
 and as the root user delete /home/liveuser/.sugar and then use the
 command  `halt` to shut down the system.

 - Duplicate that exact SoaS disk using the dd command on any  
 Linux machine

 Will this work? Is it easy to tell liveusb creator to add a few  
 rpms...?

 cheers,



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Re: [SoaS] Using SoaS Blueberry to emulate OLPC F11 builds

2010-02-09 Thread Reuben K. Caron

On Feb 9, 2010, at 4:53 PM, Sebastian Dziallas wrote:

 Martin Langhoff wrote:
 (I am not sub'd to the soas list -- can a kind admin whitelist me?)

 Your e-mail seems to have made it through to the archives, so you  
 should be good. :)

 Hi OLPC, SoaS folks,

 we have a deployment that wants to use SoaS for early teacher  
 training
 before they have (enough) XOs in their hands.

 Cool, glad to hear this!

 Besides the obvious indications that they pre-test the hw they'll run
 it on, and the shut down SoaS carefully recommendation, I drafted a
 plan for them to make Blueberry more like OLPC's F11:

 Mhm, I'm not entirely sure I understand why this would be needed.

  - Take a XO (1 or 1.5) running the OLPC F11 image, get the
 package list with `rpm -qa | sort  todos-los-paquetes.lista`

  - Get a box of USB sticks -- all same make, model  size.

  - On one of the USB sticks, create a SoaS with a generous  
 overlay.

  - Start up SoaS on a machine with internet connection

  - Get the package list on SoaS with the same command

  - Compare the 2 lists, and on the SoaS side install anything  
 that
 is missing (using yum)  Skip the kernel package.

 The major issue you'll run into here is that the XO images contain a  
 number of non-Fedora repositories. So attempting to install the  
 packages these repos provide will just fail on SoaS, unless you add  
 them manually.

 Also, some of the packages might affect how SoaS works on normal  
 machines (thinking of olpc-utils here).

  - Restart the machine with SoaS to check that now you have the
 swtich to gnome option in the control panel, and the option to
 return to Sugar on the Gnome desktop. (Will this Just Work, or did we
 hardcode /home/olpc or the olpc uid?...)

 I think the olpc-switch-desktop package in Fedora should do the  
 trick. However, I heard some time ago (might be wrong, though) that  
 it was dependent on olpc-dm, which is in the olpc-utils package and  
 contains the hardcoded olpc username.

  - Once the SoaS works as expected, restart it, switch to a VT,
 and as the root user delete /home/liveuser/.sugar and then use the
 command  `halt` to shut down the system.

 This is certainly a good step to do. I'm not so sure about SSH keys  
 and stuff, which might be another thing you don't necessarily want  
 to copy all over.

  - Duplicate that exact SoaS disk using the dd command on any  
 Linux machine

 Yeah... well, I'd advise to try a line like this on a modified and  
 rebuilt image: livecd-iso-to-disk --overlay-size-mb xxx /dev/sr0 / 
 dev/sdc1

 Will this work? Is it easy to tell liveusb creator to add a few  
 rpms...?

 It might work. But it could very well break. I'm still curious about  
 the reasoning behind adding all these olpc-* packages. Instead, you  
 might want to consider just adding the @gnome-desktop group and the  
 olpc-switch-desktop package to the SoaS kickstart file and spin a  
 rebuild (after some minor modifications), which you could reasonably  
 well put on the keys, too.

FWIW, I tried almost the same exact process on a machine that I had  
installed Blueberry on by using the zyx-installer. Blueberry was  
installed. I ran yum groupinstall GNOME Desktop Environment and then  
yum install olpc-switch-desktop. Rebooted and was auto-logged into the  
Gnome Desktop as SOAS User. Switching desktops did not work, even  
after I created an olpc user. Let me know if there is anything you'd  
like me to try.


 I guess it's really about time to think about how to make the  
 customization process easier.

 Cheers,
 --Sebastian

 cheers,



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Re: B R E A K T H R O U G H -- F11-on-XO1 has working video player

2010-01-27 Thread Reuben K. Caron

On Jan 27, 2010, at 2:29 AM, Raul Gutierrez Segales wrote:

 Any other major blocker that deserves attention?


Have the items here been resolved?

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-olpc-list/2010-January/msg00020.html
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Re: [Server-devel] We need: examples of XS hardware in use --

2010-01-13 Thread Reuben K. Caron

On Jan 12, 2010, at 7:43 AM, Martin Langhoff wrote:

 List, David, Reuben,

 We are getting increasing enquiries what hardware can we use for an
 XS in a school with N laptops?, and frankly the
 http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XS_Recommended_Hardware is a bit slim on
 concrete recommendations.

 So I need your help -- I've added some info in the hardware known to
 work section, but I'd like David to put more info on the exact model
 of MSI Wind he's using, additional hardware, number of laptops
 supported, and any extra notes.

 Similarly, Reuben, I need more info on what hw the OLPCCorps crowd  
 is using.

OLPC purchased 30  machines for OLPCorps with the following specs from  
Logic Supply. These units are supporting anywhere between 30-100 XOs.  
So far the only bug report we have heard was the corrupted mnesia  
database

SolidLogic Fanless Mini-ITX System
   -Mainboard: EPIA LN1EG 1 GHz and HP7
   -Case: Serener GS-L02 Fanless Mini-ITX Case - Black
   -Memory: 1GB DDR2 667 RAM
   -HDD Standard: 160GB 3.5 Seagate SATA 7200rpm
   -Power Switch: None - Unit will be set to Auto-Power-On


 And anyone else that's running an XS (hi Hamilton!)... we need your hw
 profile and your numbers.

 Additionally, I've added a 'server sizing' section. It'll be great to
 get corroboration that the CPU/RAM to number of users match what you
 are using in the field, and whether your server gets in trouble when
 usage spikes.

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Re: [Server-devel] We need: examples of XS hardware in use --

2010-01-13 Thread Reuben K. Caron
The Fit PC2 and the unit previously described for OLPCorps were both  
tested for use in the OLPCorps and the FitPC2 failed heat tests where  
the other unit passed.


Reuben

On Jan 13, 2010, at 1:25 PM, Sameer Verma wrote:



The Fit PC2:
1.6 GHz Atom, 1GB DDR2 RAM, 6 ports, etc. Full specs at 
http://www.fit-pc.com/web/fit-pc2/fit-pc2-specifications/
Power consumption at the AC/DC powerbrick = 15W
Gets hot to the touch.

We've installed XS 0.6 on both machines successfully. The FitPC2  
does have some reboot issues (hangs) so we didn't send it to  
Madagascar. We have the FitPC in the field in Maroantsetra,  
Madagascar, but isn't being used much due to other issues (lack of  
tech expertise in the field). We'll know more about the behavior of  
these once Ben (cc'd) has had a run of tests on these machines later  
this month.


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Re: [Server-devel] Pushing Activities to XOs

2009-12-22 Thread Reuben K. Caron
Additional detail is that cloning requires security-disabled receivers.

On Dec 22, 2009, at 1:49 PM, Martin Langhoff wrote:

 Yep - with the small detail that it overwrites the nand storage. The
 other options under discussion preserve user data, etc...

 cheers,



 m

 On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 7:24 PM, Frederick Grose fgr...@gmail.com  
 wrote:
 Another possibility might
 be 
 http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Multicast_NAND_FLASH_Update#Cloning_the_Sender.27s_NAND
  
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Re: [Server-devel] Problema con Squid en XS sobre Vmware

2009-12-21 Thread Reuben K. Caron

Alexis,

This is the version you should be testing with:

http://xs-dev.laptop.org/xs/OLPC-School-Server-0.6-i386.iso

Regards,

Reuben

On Dec 21, 2009, at 3:53 PM, Alexis Pardo wrote:


Estimados colaborades:

Espero se encuentren bien. Les escribo para comentarles el  
inconveniente que tengo y ver si alguno de ustedes puede ayudarme.


Como saben, a la fecha hay disponibles 6 imágenes del schoolserver  
en http://xs-dev.laptop.org/xs/other/


1) OLPC School Server-0.7-i386.iso24-Oct-2009 03:07  545M
2) OLPC-School-Server-0.6d5-i386.iso  28-Aug-2009 18:06  549M
3) OLPC-School-Server-0.6d4-i386.iso  10-Aug-2009 17:39  549M
4) OLPC-School-Server-0.6d3-i386.iso  26-Jul-2009 16:30  549M
5) OLPC-School-Server-0.6d2-i386.iso  03-Jun-2009 03:15  549M
6) OLPC-School-Server-0.6d-i386.iso   18-May-2009 15:22  549M

He probado cada una de ellas sobre un ambiente virtualizado. Para  
ello, hago uso de Vmware Workstation. Mis pruebas no han sido  
exitosas debido a que no logro encender el squid a través del  
script TURN_SQUID_ON


Mi servidor virtual tiene 2 tarjetas de red, eth0 y eth1. La tarjeta  
de red eth0 está configurada en modo bridge y la eth1 en modo  
host only. Está última no tiene comunicación con el exterior.


wan (eth0) --- SERVER --- lan (eth1) -- Estaciones que simulan  
ser XOs


Sigo en orden los pasos para configurar el schoolserver, sin  
embargo, cuando llego al paso de ejecutar el script TURN_SQUID_ON,  
obtengo el error que muestra la imagen adjunta:


http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/8370/xsv620091221144548.png

Initializing https proxy context init_cache_dir /var/spool/squid...  
Starting squid: .. [FAILED]


Por lo tanto, el squid no logra iniciar.

De acuerdo con su experiencia, ¿a qué podría deberse esto? Estoy  
convencido de que estoy haciendo todo bien hasta el momento.


Apreciaré sus comentarios.



Saludos,

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Re: [Server-devel] specs for virtual machines

2009-12-10 Thread Reuben K. Caron
Hrmm, an interesting proposal. I'd be happy to talk to them. This of  
course would require a ~100% connectivity on site which may be more  
useful for SOAS deployment's but nonetheless it may be of some  
interest to OLPC deployments.

Reuben

On Dec 10, 2009, at 4:05 PM, Walter Bender wrote:

 I met someone from a company that provides remote services for
 schools--mostly administrative and backups. They provide VMs and would
 be interested in hosting school servers. Anyone out there have time to
 talk with them about specifications?

 -walter

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Re: 1.5 - gnome-packagekit?

2009-12-08 Thread Reuben K. Caron

On Dec 8, 2009, at 4:52 AM, Daniel Drake wrote:

 2009/12/8 Reuben K. Caron reu...@laptop.org:
 -Should we include gnome-packagekit to provide such functionality?
 -Or would including it increase the complexities of managing
 deployments?

 One disadvantage of doing this is that it would harm the use of
 olpc-update -- pristine updates would fail. And also the software
 would be silently lost when an olpc-update happens, which is now
 something we're automating in various places. I think it shouldn't be
 included in the build although it can remain an option for deployments
 to add it.


Yes, good point. Thanks for the reminder.
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Re: 1.5 - gnome-packagekit?

2009-12-08 Thread Reuben K. Caron

Neil,

Thanks for bringing this up. It looks like this could be of some value  
to deployments and something they could easily add should they choose  
to customize their build image. Keep up the good work and let us know  
how development is going.


Regards,

Reuben

On Dec 7, 2009, at 7:54 PM, Neil Graham wrote:


On Mon, 2009-12-07 at 19:13 -0500, Reuben K. Caron wrote:
Since .XO and .XOL bundles were specifically designed to be safe  
for

installation and removal, I'm concerned the inclusion of gnome-
packagekit would allow one to more easily break their installation  
but
I also think it would be nice for children to explore the rest of  
what

Fedora has to provide.

Perhaps this is something for Zeroinstall  http://0install.net/ .
ZeroInstall allows for installation of software as a user so you can  
do

things without making system level changes.

I'm working on a setup for the XO that can give you a custom
environment. The entire thing goes into $HOME. I uses Zeroinstall to
grab everything as needed, even the window manager.  In practice the
bundle comes with the window manager but that is merely as a pre- 
filled

zeroinstall cache entry.

Because everything is done at the user level, it is very hard to break
things, but it still allows users to have a great deal of flexibility
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Re: Alternative to Create a new wireless network

2009-12-08 Thread Reuben K. Caron

On Dec 8, 2009, at 4:59 AM, Daniel Drake wrote:

 It's a good idea and is doable, although not for friday. You should
 put it in trac (and the SL one too).

Done:

http://dev.sugarlabs.org/ticket/1610
http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/9845

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1.5 - gnome-packagekit?

2009-12-07 Thread Reuben K. Caron
In the sugar environment we have the great resource of activities.sugarlabs.org 
  that children can browse through to add new activities. However, on  
the Gnome side of things we only have the yum terminal commands. While  
I realize children can add, remove, and install programs using such  
commands, it is a bit problematic when you don't know the name of what  
you are searching for or the actual name of the package you want to  
install or remove.

-Should we include gnome-packagekit to provide such functionality?
-Or would including it increase the complexities of managing  
deployments?

Since .XO and .XOL bundles were specifically designed to be safe for  
installation and removal, I'm concerned the inclusion of gnome- 
packagekit would allow one to more easily break their installation but  
I also think it would be nice for children to explore the rest of what  
Fedora has to provide.

Regards,

Reuben

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Alternative to Create a new wireless network

2009-12-07 Thread Reuben K. Caron
Daniel,

Since we've run into problems with creating ad-hocs networks on the XO  
1.5 (1) (2), I've been thinking about this functionality, the change  
in UI behavior and perhaps the decrease in usability and I don't like  
it. I believe it is clunky to have children create their own  
networks..Who designates who creates the network? Why do I have to  
join that network? Why can't I make my own network and have them join  
me, etc.. All of this is aside from the technical limitations of which  
channel does my network get created on. Does the user specify channels  
1, 6, or 11 when creating the network, or does the channel randomly  
get set? If randomly set, how do we avoid channel overlaps and  
interference.

To ease all of this and maintain a similar UI, what if we:

-Create three faux Mesh Channel # icons in the Network view
-When the child wants to join a mesh network they will select one of  
the networks
-Upon selection: the XO will: 1. Scan to see if that ad-hoc network  
already exists and 2. if it does not exist the XO will create the  
network allowing other children to join it.

The one pitfall of this idea, and I'm not sure how much of an issue  
this would be, is also the pitfall of ad-hoc networks...when the  
initiator of the ad-hoc network leaves the network fails. When the  
network has a respective name it is a bit more obvious when that  
person has left and the reason why the network has failed, this would  
not be the case given the anonymity of a Mesh Network #. A more long  
term solution to this problem may be for the XO to sense the loss of  
the initiator and recreate the network. In this case, the first XO to  
sense the loss of the network after some period of time would check if  
another XO has already setup the network, if not the XO would create  
the network or join the new one if it already exists.

Aside from the one pitfall, I think it would be really beneficial to  
maintain the same UI and appearance of functionality. Further  
development in this area may also help us get MPP back, at least at  
the software level.

Your thoughts?

Regards,
Reuben



(1) http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/9807
(2) http://dev.sugarlabs.org/ticket/1604
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Re: Alternative to Create a new wireless network

2009-12-07 Thread Reuben K. Caron

On Dec 7, 2009, at 9:12 PM, John Watlington wrote:


 On Dec 7, 2009, at 9:04 PM, Reuben K. Caron wrote:

 Daniel,

 Since we've run into problems with creating ad-hocs networks on the  
 XO
 1.5 (1) (2), I've been thinking about this functionality, the change
 in UI behavior and perhaps the decrease in usability and I don't like
 it. I believe it is clunky to have children create their own
 networks..Who designates who creates the network? Why do I have to
 join that network? Why can't I make my own network and have them join
 me, etc.. All of this is aside from the technical limitations of  
 which
 channel does my network get created on. Does the user specify  
 channels
 1, 6, or 11 when creating the network, or does the channel randomly
 get set? If randomly set, how do we avoid channel overlaps and
 interference.

 To ease all of this and maintain a similar UI, what if we:

 -Create three faux Mesh Channel # icons in the Network view
 -When the child wants to join a mesh network they will select one of
 the networks
 -Upon selection: the XO will: 1. Scan to see if that ad-hoc network
 already exists and 2. if it does not exist the XO will create the
 network allowing other children to join it.

 The one pitfall of this idea, and I'm not sure how much of an issue
 this would be, is also the pitfall of ad-hoc networks...when the
 initiator of the ad-hoc network leaves the network fails.

 I don't understand why you say this.   AFAIK, this is not the expected
 behavior of ad-hoc networks.

Yes, of course, you are correct. I was confusing this with the single- 
hop MPP mode idea. So I guess there are no pitfalls to this..?


 When the
 network has a respective name it is a bit more obvious when that
 person has left and the reason why the network has failed, this would
 not be the case given the anonymity of a Mesh Network #. A more  
 long
 term solution to this problem may be for the XO to sense the loss of
 the initiator and recreate the network. In this case, the first XO to
 sense the loss of the network after some period of time would check  
 if
 another XO has already setup the network, if not the XO would create
 the network or join the new one if it already exists.

 Aside from the one pitfall, I think it would be really beneficial to
 maintain the same UI and appearance of functionality. Further
 development in this area may also help us get MPP back, at least at
 the software level.

 There is no question that we want to avoid changes in this UI ---  
 this is
 already one of the more complex actions that we expect teachers/ 
 students
 to do.   Changing it mid-stream would be very confusing.

Absolutely, explaining the concept of joining Mesh Network # was  
complicated and confusing enough, it would be a shame to have to re- 
teach all of that.  Since you've corrected my pitfall, do you see any  
negatives to this?

Reuben

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Re: Wanted: List of Sugar activities for the XO-1.5

2009-12-06 Thread Reuben K. Caron
As I said it can be launched in Gnome through /home/olpc/Activities/ 
OOo4Kids.activity/resources/program/soffice. So I guess the question  
becomes is it sufficient to just link to this in the Gnome side and if  
so how can our build system incorporate this in the process?

I believe we are doing the same thing with etoys. How are we handling  
this with etoys?

Thanks,

Reuben

On Dec 6, 2009, at 4:58 PM, Chris Ball wrote:

 Hi Eric,

 Now how about my question on getting ooo4kids linked on the
 Gnome side so both sugar and Gnome can share the same program?

 I'm not sure to get what you mean. Can you explain more?

 To clarify, Reuben's asking about having a launcher inside the GNOME
 environment that is able to launch the same version of OOo4Kids that
 we run inside Sugar -- our laptop switches between GNOME and Sugar,
 and we'd like OOo4Kids to be accessible in both.

 So, it's not directly a question about toolkits (Gtk vs. others), just
 whether there's a way to run the Sugar activity from outside of Sugar.

 Thanks,

 - Chris.
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Re: Wanted: List of Sugar activities for the XO-1.5

2009-12-04 Thread Reuben K. Caron
With the localization question sorted out.

Now how about my question on getting ooo4kids linked on the Gnome side  
so both sugar and Gnome can share the same program?

I believe we are doing this with etoys. Can we do it with ooo4kids?

Reuben

On Dec 3, 2009, at 9:39 AM, Bastien wrote:

 Ed McNierney e...@laptop.org writes:

 Yes.  I'm not sure how massive deployments are relevant, but we
 currently have one standard software image that is installed at the
 factory on all XOs.  You are suggesting that we create unique  
 software
 images, one for each SKU, to be managed and installed separately by
 OLPC and Quanta for each deployment.

 We are miscommunicating, I guess i used the word bundle
 out of its normal context.

 I was just suggesting to have *two* Ooo4Kids activities on
 activities.sugarlabs.org, one in english and one in spanish.

 Trying to put both english and spanish languages in a unique
 activity would make it too big I guess.

 -- 
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Re: Wanted: List of Sugar activities for the XO-1.5

2009-12-03 Thread Reuben K. Caron
The only different one that comes to mind is WikiBrowse, a Wiki Slice.  
We have both an English and Spanish version. (*No French yet...*)  
However, as Martin said, aside from Activities where the localization  
work has not been done yet, OLPC does attempt to ship software that  
contains localized strings.

Reuben

On Dec 3, 2009, at 8:00 AM, Martin Langhoff wrote:

 We currently do this for all (most?) other software we ship, mainly
 because the compiled gettext files don't take that much space. So I am
 pointing out that OOo is different.

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Re: Wanted: List of Sugar activities for the XO-1.5

2009-12-02 Thread Reuben K . Caron


On Nov 30, 2009, at 3:54 PM, Chris Ball wrote:


Hi,

[Added ericb to CC; Eric, we're talking about which applications to
include by default on our OLPC XO-1.5 software release.]


How about suggestions for programs on the Gnome side?


That's a good idea, thanks.

I haven't decided what to do about OpenOffice yet -- at the moment we
don't ship it, but do ship abiword and gnumeric.  The options for it
look something like:

* just add the openoffice.org Fedora packages for GNOME.
 (How much disk space would that use?)


To provide the somewhat equivalent programs in full version OOo in  
comparison  to OOo4kids:


openoffice.org-writer
openoffice.org-calc
openoffice.org-draw
openoffice.org-impress

a yum install takes up ~300 MB, though I believe some of that is the  
actual download.




* just add the Ooo4Kids activity for Sugar.

* just add the Ooo4Kids activity for Sugar, *and* find a way to make
 the same activity launchable inside GNOME.  This would need Ooo4Kids
 to be useful for older kids as well, since they're the target
 audience for using GNOME instead of Sugar.

The OOo4Kids activity is here:

http://activities.sugarlabs.org/en-US/sugar/addon/4241  (100MB)


Claudia and I have been working with OOo4kids for the past few days  
and I really like it in both Sugar and Gnome and on my own Mac. (It  
can be launched in Gnome through /home/olpc/Activities/ 
OOo4Kids.activity/resources/program/soffice) It has very nice icon  
driven interface and has much of the functionality I would expect in  
typical office applications.


I like the idea of have a single application that is usuable in both  
environments to reduce the overall footprint. Could we have it linked  
into the Gnome Menu?


The one question I have is in regards to localization. Can we have one  
bundle that supports localization, i.e. changes default language  
according sugar/OFW values, or would we need different bundles?


Thanks,

Reuben

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Re: Devel Digest, Vol 45, Issue 53

2009-11-30 Thread Reuben K. Caron

How about suggestions for programs on the Gnome side?

On Nov 23, 2009, at 6:57 PM, devel-requ...@lists.laptop.org wrote:


Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2009 14:05:53 -0500
From: Chris Ball c...@laptop.org
Subject: Wanted: List of Sugar activities for the XO-1.5
To: devel@lists.laptop.org
Cc: i...@lists.sugarlabs.org
Message-ID: m37hth6oz2@pullcord.laptop.org
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii

Hi folks,

We'd like your help in coming up with a list of default-installed
Sugar activities for the XO-1.5 software release.  The current
activity list, which wasn't chosen with any particular criteria
or thoughtfulness, is:

Analyze
Browse
Calculate
Chat
Distance
Etoys
Implode
Infoslicer
IRC
Jukebox
Labyrinth
Log
Maze
Measure
Memorize
Moon
Paint
Physics
Pippy
Read
Record
Scratch
Speak
TamTam *
Terminal
Turtle Art
Typing Turtle
Words
Write

Any suggestions for activities to add?  A reasonable set of criteria
for looking at the suggestions seems like:

(a) works on 0.84 (and preferably 0.82)
(b) complete translations for OLPC deployment countries
(c) reasonably low disk space use
(d) download popularity on activities.sugarlabs.org

Thanks!

- Chris.
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Re: Devel Digest, Vol 45, Issue 37

2009-11-17 Thread Reuben K. Caron

Martin,

By modifying the jffs2 images directly won't we lose the customized  
tarball and contents file that the XS uses to provide OS updates to XOs?


DSD has a good how to here that illustrates what I mean:

http://wiki.paraguayeduca.org/index.php/Construir_OS

Reuben

On Nov 17, 2009, at 3:54 PM, devel-requ...@lists.laptop.org wrote:


Message: 1
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 18:22:00 +
From: Daniel Drake d...@laptop.org
Subject: Re: Mounting jffs2 images on F11 / kernel 2.6.31?
To: Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.com
Cc: OLPC Devel devel@lists.laptop.org
Message-ID: 1258482120.2738.12.ca...@localhost.localdomain
Content-Type: text/plain

On Tue, 2009-11-17 at 19:11 +0100, Martin Langhoff wrote:

Has this been seen before?

Background: Turns out that using block2mtd, a loop device and some
elbow grease, it is reasonably easy to mount jffs2 images on a normal
linux host. (This is helping me simplify image-builder...)


I saw this before while working with block2mtd on another project and
was basically told not to use it.

Daniel


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Re: [Server-devel] Question from University of Delaware XO Class

2009-10-21 Thread Reuben K. Caron
Not by default. The only way this can be achieved now is by backing up  
the XO to the XS and then retrieving the backup from the XS to the XO.


On Oct 21, 2009, at 3:06 PM, Josh Totoro wrote:

Is it possible to save and retrieve files from an XO to an XS  
server.  I guess it would be similar to a network folder in windows  
that can be accessed by any XO.


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Re: New F11 for the XO-1 Build 7

2009-09-23 Thread Reuben K. Caron
Steven,

Great. I'll look forward to testing. Would it be possible and make  
sense to begin including DSD's the implement mesh support for F11:

http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/devel/2009-September/025645.html

Regards,

Reuben

On Sep 22, 2009, at 7:39 PM, Steven M. Parrish wrote:

 http://wiki.laptop.org/go/F11_for_XO-1
 http://dev.laptop.org/~smparrish/XO-1/builds/OS7

 This release includes and custom Fedora-olpc-release which enables the
 updates-testing repo by default.  This repo is used in the creation  
 of these
 builds so it makes sense to enable it by default.  Also included is  
 a new
 Fedora-olpc-kernel repo, this along with enabled repository  
 protections will
 prevent the stock Fedora kernel being installed if the user does a
 yum update.  Delta RPMS have also been enabled, this will decrease  
 the size
 of the downloads when doing an update.

 Here are the version differences between this release and the previous

 Enjoy,

 Steven


 -alsa-lib-1.0.20-1.fc11.i586
 -alsa-utils-1.0.20-3.fc11.i586
 +alsa-lib-1.0.21-3.fc11.i586
 +alsa-utils-1.0.21-2.fc11.i586

 -bash-4.0-7.fc11.i586
 +bash-4.0-8.fc11.i586

 -bind-libs-9.6.1-4.P1.fc11.i586
 -bind-utils-9.6.1-4.P1.fc11.i586
 +bind-libs-9.6.1-5.P1.fc11.i586
 +bind-utils-9.6.1-5.P1.fc11.i586

 -bridge-utils-1.2-7.fc11.i586
 -checkpolicy-2.0.19-2.fc11.i586

 -coreutils-7.2-3.fc11.i586
 +coreutils-7.2-4.fc11.i586

 -crda-1.1.0_2009.04.17-11.fc11.i586
 +crda-1.1.0_2009.09.08-2.fc11.i586

 -csound-5.10.1-9.fc11.i586
 +csound-5.10.1-12.fc11.i586

 +deltarpm-3.4-16.fc11.i586

 -dhclient-4.1.0p1-2.fc11.i586
 +dhclient-4.1.0p1-4.fc11.i586

 -dracut-0.9-1.fc11.i586
 +dracut-002-1.fc11.i586

 -etoys-4.0.2229-1.fc11.noarch
 +etoys-4.0.2279-1.fc11.noarch

 -fedora-release-11-1.noarch
 -fedora-release-notes-11.0.0-2.fc11.noarch
 +fedora-olpc-release-11-3.noarch

 -firefox-3.5.2-2.fc11.i586
 +firefox-3.5.3-1.fc11.i586

 -fontconfig-2.7.1-1.fc11.i586
 +fontconfig-2.7.2-1.fc11.i586

 -glib2-2.20.4-1.fc11.i586
 +glib2-2.20.5-1.fc11.i586

 -gnome-settings-daemon-2.26.1-8.fc11.i586
 +gnome-settings-daemon-2.26.1-10.fc11.i586

 -gtk2-2.16.5-1.fc11.i586
 +gtk2-2.16.6-2.fc11.i586

 -hulahop-0.4.9-7.fc11.i586
 +hulahop-0.4.9-8.fc11.i586

 -kernel-2.6.30_xo1-20090806.0005.1.olpc.1a4850b.i586
 -kernel-firmware-2.6.30_xo1-20090806.0005.1.olpc.1a4850b.i586
 +kernel-2.6.30_xo1-20090919.0116.1.olpc.d2189d4.i586
 +kernel-firmware-2.6.30_xo1-20090919.0116.1.olpc.d2189d4.i586

 +libcap-ng-0.6.1-1.fc11.i586

 -libmikmod-3.2.0-4.beta2.fc11.i586
 +libmikmod-3.2.0-5.beta2.fc11.i586

 -libpurple-2.6.1-1.fc11.i586
 -libraw1394-2.0.1-2.fc11.i586
 +libpurple-2.6.2-1.fc11.i586
 +libraw1394-2.0.4-1.fc11.i586

 -libselinux-utils-2.0.80-1.fc11.i586
 -libsemanage-2.0.31-4.fc11.i586

 -libsilc-1.1.8-5.fc11.i586
 +libsilc-1.1.8-7.fc11.i586

 -libudev0-141-4.fc11.i586
 +libudev0-141-7.fc11.i586

 -libv4l-0.6.0-1.fc11.i586
 +libv4l-0.6.1-1.fc11.i586

 -libvolume_id-141-4.fc11.i586
 +libvolume_id-141-7.fc11.i586

 -libXext-1.0.99.1-2.fc11.i586
 +libXext-1.0.99.1-3.fc11.i586

 -libxml2-2.7.3-3.fc11.i586
 -libxml2-python-2.7.3-3.fc11.i586
 +libxml2-2.7.4-2.fc11.i586
 +libxml2-python-2.7.4-2.fc11.i586

 -libxslt-1.1.24-4.fc11.i586
 +libxslt-1.1.25-1.fc11.i586

 -lzma-4.32.7-2.fc11.i586
 -lzma-libs-4.32.7-2.fc11.i586

 +lyx-cmex10-fonts-1.6.4-1.fc11.noarch
 +lyx-cmmi10-fonts-1.6.4-1.fc11.noarch
 +lyx-cmr10-fonts-1.6.4-1.fc11.noarch
 +lyx-cmsy10-fonts-1.6.4-1.fc11.noarch
 +lyx-esint10-fonts-1.6.4-1.fc11.noarch
 +lyx-eufm10-fonts-1.6.4-1.fc11.noarch
 +lyx-fonts-common-1.6.4-1.fc11.noarch
 +lyx-fonts-compat-1.6.4-1.fc11.noarch
 +lyx-msam10-fonts-1.6.4-1.fc11.noarch
 +lyx-msbm10-fonts-1.6.4-1.fc11.noarch
 +lyx-wasy10-fonts-1.6.4-1.fc11.noarch

 -mathml-fonts-1.0-23.fc11.noarch

 -nautilus-2.26.3-2.fc11.i586
 -nautilus-extensions-2.26.3-2.fc11.i586
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 -nfs-utils-1.2.0-4.fc11.i586
 +nfs-utils-1.2.0-5.fc11.i586

 -nss-3.12.3.99.3-2.11.4.fc11.i586
 +nss-3.12.4-3.fc11.i586

 -nss-softokn-freebl-3.12.3.99.3-2.11.4.fc11.i586
 +nss-softokn-freebl-3.12.4-3.fc11.i586

 -openldap-2.4.15-3.fc11.i586
 +openldap-2.4.15-5.fc11.i586

 -pciutils-3.1.3-1.fc11.i586
 -pciutils-libs-3.1.3-1.fc11.i586
 +pciutils-3.1.4-2.fc11.i586
 +pciutils-libs-3.1.4-2.fc11.i586

 +plymouth-scripts-0.7.0-0.2009.05.15.1.fc11.i586

 -policycoreutils-2.0.62-12.12.fc11.i586

 -pulseaudio-libs-0.9.15-14.fc11.i586
 -pulseaudio-libs-glib2-0.9.15-14.fc11.i586

 +pulseaudio-libs-0.9.15-17.fc11.i586
 +pulseaudio-libs-glib2-0.9.15-17.fc11.i586

 -smartmontools-5.38-11.fc11.i586
 -sos-1.8-14.fc11.noarch
 +smartmontools-5.38-13.fc11.i586
 +sos-1.8-16.fc11.noarch

 -taglib-1.5-4.fc11.i586
 +taglib-1.5-9.fc11.i586

 -telepathy-gabble-0.7.26-2.fc11.i586
 +telepathy-gabble-0.7.26-3.fc11.i586

 -totem-2.26.3-3.fc11.i586
 -totem-gstreamer-2.26.3-3.fc11.i586
 -totem-mozplugin-2.26.3-3.fc11.i586
 +totem-2.26.3-5.fc11.i586
 +totem-gstreamer-2.26.3-5.fc11.i586
 

Re: [Server-devel] xs-dev.laptop.org Down?

2009-08-17 Thread Reuben K. Caron
XS-Dev appears to have lost power or been abruptly shutdown. I found the box
not powered on and then after powering on the server took over an hour to
check the filesystem. Everything appears to be running fine now.
Reuben

On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 7:01 AM, Ed McNierney e...@laptop.org wrote:

 I can't reach xs-dev but can contact other machines in that room, so I
 think it's an xs-dev specific problem.  I think that of the folks at 1CC,
 Reuben will be the first at the office (I won't be there today) so I'll ask
 him to follow up with Martin and wave a magic wand to fix things.  Thanks,
 Reuben!

- Ed



 On Aug 17, 2009, at 3:24 AM, Martin Langhoff wrote:

  On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 2:38 PM, Jerry Vonaujvo...@shaw.ca wrote:

 Anybody else having trouble reaching xs-dev.laptop.org?


 You're right. I can't ssh into it either. CC'ing Ed, Wad and Reuben
 who have access to the room of doom where xs-dev lives.

 cheers,



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Re: [Server-devel] the first user is admin moodle policy

2009-07-29 Thread Reuben K. Caron

Joshua N Pritikin wrote:

On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 03:25:35PM +0200, Martin Langhoff wrote:
  

On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 2:16 PM, Joshua N Pritikinjpriti...@pobox.com wrote:


Can I create regular logins just to get started on exploring moodle?
  

 - If you want to get 'admin' on the patched Moodle on XS, see
/etc/moodle/adminpw -- login with admin as username, and that
password. But _our actual deployed XSs should not use this_, anything
we want real life users to do has to be doable with coursecreators and
standard user accts.



That doesn't work for me. Invalid login
  


Pass this first and then try to login (you may need to reboot after:)

sudo -u apache php /var/www/moodle/web/local/scripts/adminuser-enable.php

Is there anything else I can do to debug the autologin stuff? Can I 
recreate the cookie on the XO laptop?

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Re: [Server-devel] Graphci card

2009-07-21 Thread Reuben K. Caron

Henry,

You should be able to complete the installation using a text based 
install. At the boot screen select the boot option press tab and add 
'text' at the end of the line to request the text-based installer.


Regards,

Reuben

Henry Vélez Molina wrote:

Hello

we have an incompatibility betwen the graphic card and the installer of the
XS server. For this reason we need to get another GPU that works with
anaconda and we want to know which GPU can we buy.

Thanks.

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Re: [Server-devel] Upgrade to 0.6

2009-06-23 Thread Reuben K. Caron
Anyone have any luck fixing this?
Regards,
Reuben

On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 7:22 PM, Reuben K. Caron reu...@laptop.org wrote:



 On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 3:03 PM, Martin Langhoff 
 martin.langh...@gmail.com wrote:

 On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 5:28 PM, Reuben K. Caronreu...@laptop.org
 wrote:
  Glad to hear you found the root cause. If we can come up with one or two
  simple commands for the OLPCorps teams to type at the command line to
 fix
  this and then enable squid; I'm sure they will be glad to do so.

 It had all been a theoretical exercise. Today, trying to figure out
 what the correct fix is to put it in an rpm I just cannot repro the
 problem.

 The reason it 'Just Works' is that Apache is actually also listening
 on localhost. So Squid will gladly connecto localhost and issue an
 HTTP/1.1 request saying 'host'.

 Here is how I test that manually -- and apache replies nicely:

 # telnet 127.0.0.1 80
 Trying 127.0.0.1...
 Connected to 127.0.0.1.
 Escape character is '^]'.
 GET / HTTP/1.1
 Host: schoolserver.test.xs.laptop.org

 HTTP/1.1 302 Found
 Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 12:59:45 GMT
 Server: Apache/2.2.9 (Fedora)
 Location: http://schoolserver.test.xs.laptop.org/moodle
 Content-Lengthhttp://schoolserver.test.xs.laptop.org/moodle%0AContent-Length:
 325
 Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1

 !DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC -//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN
 ... HTML output elided.


 Now, there is a number of changes (some of them trivial in appearence)
 in the apache configuration that could break the behaviour... have the
 local teams installed any extra software or added/changed
 configuration of Apache?

 None. The installation was done as follows:
 Install from USB XS0.6d2.
 Install using all defaults.
 /etc/sysconfig/olpc-scripts/domain_config olpc.corp
 /etc/sysconfig/olpc-scripts/TURN_SQUID_ON
 reboot
 The hardware had two nics, one on the motherboard the second a USB dongle.
 Motherboard NIC, WAN, was and is not connected to internet. USB Dongle, LAN,
 was connected, and gave DHCP addresses over wireless to APs attached to that
 port.
 Regards,
 Reuben

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Re: [Server-devel] XS Moodle admin login

2009-06-22 Thread Reuben K. Caron
I have experienced this with every 0.6d2 install. The passchange.php method
mentioned in this link did NOT work:
http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=18103

On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 5:04 PM, tkk...@nurturingasia.com wrote:

 I wasn't sure initially if I type in wrongly, etc. After have the same
 problem  with two different XS I started to query that my memory and
 eyesight should be OK grin

 I am a non technical person -  could it be changes in the authenticity
 method? I presume it should be manual for admin - anyway of checking if this
 is the default setting for admin?

  Cheers



 -Original Message-
 From: Martin Langhoff [mailto:martin.langh...@gmail.com]
 Sent: Monday, June 22, 2009 09:26 PM
 To: tkk...@nurturingasia.com
 Cc: 'XS Devel'
 Subject: Re: XS Moodle admin login
 
 On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 3:22 PM, tkk...@nurturingasia.com wrote:
  I had no problems before with the admin and password (from
 /etc/moodle/passwd) combination to get admin access - so that I could
 install language pack, etc
 
  However I notice recently with new test few XS machines I am uable to
 login as admin. I get the  invalid login, please try again prompt.
 
  Has something change?
 
 It shouldn't have changed, but Reuben mentioned a similar problem. I
 have not seen it, so I am interested in help debugging it.
 
 cheers,
 
 
 
 m
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Re: [Server-devel] Upgrade to 0.6

2009-06-17 Thread Reuben K. Caron
Martin,
Glad to hear you found the root cause. If we can come up with one or two
simple commands for the OLPCorps teams to type at the command line to fix
this and then enable squid; I'm sure they will be glad to do so.
Thanks,
Reuben

On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 4:51 PM, Martin Langhoff
martin.langh...@gmail.comwrote:

 Super. If you do find probs with 0.6, I'd love to hear about them via the
 list.

 Reuben did point out a problem with Squid and recent changed to
 /etc/hosts . I fixed the output of `hostname` and broke Squid for the
 local server :-/

 That'll need a fix in hosts or (probably better) in squid-xs.conf or
 httpd.conf

 cheers,


 m

 On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 4:47 PM, Dave Bauerd...@solutiongrove.com wrote:
 
 
  On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 10:44 AM, Martin Langhoff
  martin.langh...@gmail.com wrote:
 
  On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 3:50 PM, Dave Bauerd...@solutiongrove.com
 wrote:
   Is it possible to upgrade from 0.5.2 to 0.6 yet or is it necessary to
 do
   a
   new install to test it?
 
  Hmmm. I haven't tested an upgrade. I usually
 
   - develop/test updating via yum  rpm
   - when getting ready to release, first test clean install, then test
  upgrades
 
  It all depends on how adventurous you are. And how good your backups
  are. At this stage, I'm pretty sure something will break, and you'll
  want the backup at least to diagnose what changed (and later, rollback
  and retest).
 
  cheers,
 
 
  Thanks.
 
  For now I think setting up a seperate install to try out 0.6 is the best
  bet, and when its closer to ready, we can make a backup and test the
  upgrade.
 
  Dave
 
 
 
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Re: [Server-devel] Server configuration

2009-06-01 Thread Reuben K. Caron
Neo,

Hi. I'm wondering why you need the Static IP. Does the XS have one or
two network cards? Will the XS act as a gateway to the Internet?

Thanks,

Reuben


Grape Projects IT wrote:
 Hi Martin,

 I have never setup a static address before and therefore have never had
 this issue before. Below is the step-by-step configuration that I followed
 and I am having a problem with the DNS as the XO's do not connect to the
 Internet

 I downloaded the XS 0.5.2 image and followed the instructions
 http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XS_Installing_Software.

 1.I initially ran the script /etc/sysconfig/olpc-scripts/domainconfig
 katane.org with katane.org being the hostname


 2.I also changed the HOSTNAME=localhost.localdomain to
 HOSTNAME=schoolserver.katane.org


 Our internet has a static IP address therefore I copied
 /usr/share/doc/xs-config-*/ifcfg-eth0-local.example to
 /etc/sysconfig/olpc-scripts/ifcfg-eth0-local and edited the file
 with the following:

 IPADDR=10.50.211.15
 IPV6ADDR=no
 NETMASK=255.255.255.0
 NETWORK=10.50.211.0
 BROADCAST=10.50.211.255
 GATEWAY=10.50.211.5

 I also edited the /etc/resolv.conf to resolve the DNS nameserver as follows:

 search katane.org
 nameservers 10.50.211.5

 3. Restarted the machine

 4. I then started the ejabberd service at runlevels 345
 5. Restarted the machine  shutdown -r now

 6. After reboot I pinged www.google.com and I got reply packets which
 meant that I had connection to the internet

 7. now the problem is that when I check the ejabberd status ejabberdctl
 status I get an error RPC failed on the node ejabb...@schoolserver:
 nodedown

 so I went back to my /etc/resolv.conf file and edited the nameserver back
 to 172.18.0.1 and restarted ejabberd and this executed with no errors. But
 now the server does not resolve the DNS addresses cause when I ping
 www.google.com I get the error unknown host www.google.com

 8.Another thing is that the XO does not connect to the internet under all
 scenarios but it connects to the schoolserver as I get to the who are
 you? page

 Now what do I need to do to make this work as I am using Active Antenna to
 connect the XO's to the Server

 Regards

 Neo Masilo






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Re: [Server-devel] XS 0.6 preview

2009-05-27 Thread Reuben K. Caron
Today I performed a fresh install.
yum update -y --enablerepo=olpcxs-testing
reboot
/etc/sysconfig/olpc-scripts/domain_config olpc.test
reboot

Observations:
-hostname not changed
-the login banner still shows 0.5.2
-registered two XOs:
--Both can see each other in Neighborhood.
--Both are assigned course creator privileges in moodle.

Thanks,

Reuben

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Re: [Server-devel] Browse-101 for 0.82 and XS-0.6 interop

2009-05-21 Thread Reuben K. Caron
The G1G1 set of activities (1) on wiki.laptop.org was updated to include
Browse-102, I believe at the time the composite image was created for
8.2.1. This version does appear to work on 8.2.1 and has your auto-login
magic working with an updated XS 0.5.2.

Can we get a definitive answer on which to use 101 or 102?

Thanks,

Reuben

(1) http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Activities/G1G1

Martin Langhoff wrote:
 Simon (aka erikos) has just uploaded Browse-101.xo to
 http://activities.sugarlabs.org/en-US/sugar/addons/versions/4024#version-101

 This is the currently recommended Browse for XOs running 8.2.x wanting
 to interoperate with the upcoming XS 0.6 . This version was previously
 available but hard to find -- Daniel Drake posted a (probably
 identical) version recently, but it was missing from the SL's download
 facility.

 Now it's there, easy to find, recommended. Thanks!




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Re: [Server-devel] [Sugar-devel] Browse-101 for 0.82 and XS-0.6 interop

2009-05-21 Thread Reuben K. Caron
Daniel,

Thanks for the clarification and the bug fix.

Should that bug be closed?

Reuben

Daniel Drake wrote:
 2009/5/21 Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.com:
   
 Simon (aka erikos) has just uploaded Browse-101.xo to
 http://activities.sugarlabs.org/en-US/sugar/addons/versions/4024#version-101

 This is the currently recommended Browse for XOs running 8.2.x wanting
 to interoperate with the upcoming XS 0.6 . This version was previously
 available but hard to find -- Daniel Drake posted a (probably
 identical) version recently, but it was missing from the SL's download
 facility.

 Now it's there, easy to find, recommended. Thanks!
 

 Someone posted my version here:
 http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Activities/G1G1/8.2

 It is not exactly the same, it includes a fix for
 http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/8857 too.

 Daniel
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Re: [Server-devel] [Sugar-devel] Browse-101 for 0.82 and XS-0.6 interop

2009-05-21 Thread Reuben K. Caron
Daniel,

Thanks for the clarification and the bug fix.

Should that bug be closed?

Reuben

Daniel Drake wrote:
 2009/5/21 Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.com:
   
 Simon (aka erikos) has just uploaded Browse-101.xo to
 http://activities.sugarlabs.org/en-US/sugar/addons/versions/4024#version-101

 This is the currently recommended Browse for XOs running 8.2.x wanting
 to interoperate with the upcoming XS 0.6 . This version was previously
 available but hard to find -- Daniel Drake posted a (probably
 identical) version recently, but it was missing from the SL's download
 facility.

 Now it's there, easy to find, recommended. Thanks!
 

 Someone posted my version here:
 http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Activities/G1G1/8.2

 It is not exactly the same, it includes a fix for
 http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/8857 too.

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Re: [Server-devel] Filtering and authentication

2009-04-28 Thread Reuben K. Caron
On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 6:34 PM, Jerry Vonau jvo...@shaw.ca wrote:

 On Tue, 2009-04-28 at 16:34 -0400, Reuben K. Caron wrote:
  All of the documentation is contained within their download. It
  appears like a nice lightweight solution. It is basically a captive
  portal that requires authentication before allowing access to the
  internet. It takes a different approach then netreg using dynamically
  created iptables generated after a user logs in. Whereas netreg uses
  dhcp to assign one set of ip addresses to an authenticated group of
  users and one set of ip addresses to an unauthenticated set of users.
  It appears in their current implementation nocat would require an
  authentication every time  a user connects to the system and netreg
  would require a single authentication event and subsequently would
  read the mac address from the dhcpd.conf file and grant an
  authenticated ip address.
 
  Regards,
  Reuben

 Thanks Reuben,

 The part that I like is the hook to query a DB, with a bit of work the
 need to login could be removed, and just look up the group membership
 that the mac address has in the db.

 Just a thought,

 Jerry


Keep the thoughts coming! :-) Additionally, this solution would be more
secure as it does a dance with iptables versus the netreg way where a user
could simply assign themselves an ip in from the authenticated group and
gain access to the internet. Both solutions have their merit..first one to
program it into XS gets their pick..

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Re: [Server-devel] Filtering and authentication

2009-04-27 Thread Reuben K. Caron
Henry,

Thank you for your thoughts and examples. This is exactly why the XS
installer does not contain any content filtering software. It is very
much a cultural and deployment specific issue.

As Anna said, in their case and in the case of every public and many
private K-12 schools in the US they must implement a CIPA compliant
content filter in order to continue receiving important
telecommunications (e-rate) funding.

Again thank you for your thoughts and the litmus tests you provide.

Regards,
Reuben


Henry Edward Hardy wrote:
 Dear friends,

 I'm a bit disturbed when I hear people using the euphemism filtering for
 automated, computerized censorship. I understand there may be legislative or
 political mandates. However, we should never talk about this as though it is
 a good or desirable or acceptable thing.

 I realize this may be seen as off topic from the merely technical discussion
 of how to implement computerized censorship, but when we calmly discuss
 technicalities of something which is obviously wrong without questioning it,
 then the discussion needs to be aired.

 Filtering is what you do to the water in a fish tank. Censorship is when
 a state or quasi-state agency proscribes and limits access to certain
 classes of written material.

 Here are a few tests we should apply to any such proposed system.

 Does it allow access to information about Romeo and Juliet? (Underage sex,
 gang-oriented violence, suicide, murder)

 Does it allow access to Huckleberry Finn (Slavery, frequent use of the
 word nigger)

 Does it allow access to The Catcher in the Rye (Use of fuck, blasphemy,
 drinking, smoking, lying, promiscuity, implied pederasty)

 Does it allow access to Heather has Two Mommies (Lesbianism)

 Does it allow access to Our Bodies, Ourselves (Information about human
 health, sex and sexuality)

 Does it allow access to Slaughterhouse-Five (Genocide, strategic bombing,
 sex)

 Does it allow access to Of Mice and Men (Retardation, sex, rape, murder)

 Does it allow access to The Handmaid's Tale (Sexual roles, patriarchy,
 racism, and theocracy)

 Does it allow access to The Kite Runner (Homosexuality, rape)

 Does it allow access to His Dark Materials (Anti-state, anti-catholic,
 magic and witchcraft)

 Does it allow access to One Hundred Years of Solitude (Alchemy, murder,
 debauchery)

 Does it allow access to 1984 (Torture, illicit sex, anti-state and
 anti-party politics)

 Does it allow access to Canterbury Tales (Promiscuity, anti-clericalism)

 Does it allow access to  The Decameron (Anti-state, anti-Catholic and
 general ribaldry, such as the Third Day, Tenth Story, How to put the Devil
 in Hell)

 And in terms of websites particularly,

 RateMyTeachers.com

 Peacefire.org

 Facebook

 Myspace

 Orkut

 Google

 YouTube

 Sites which criticize the ruling party or government.

 Sites which criticize or parody the predominant religion.

 Blogs, in general

 And classes of internet services such as

 Usenet

 FSP

 Peer-to-peer file-sharing services such as Bittorrent, EMule, Gnutella

 In general, censorship is bad and morally wrong; and automated, computerized
 censorship especially so; and we should never refer to it by a purpose-made
 and innocuous-sounding term like filtering or treat it as though it is
 morally or pedagogically acceptable.

 IMHO,

 Henry

 What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me.
 Now they are content with burning my books.

 --Sigmund Freud, 1933

 also posted to my blog at http://scanlyze.wordpress.com/

 On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 12:47 PM, Anna ascho...@gmail.com wrote:

   
 On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 10:51 AM, Reuben K. Caron reu...@laptop.orgwrote:
 
  A free and simple solution, while not bullet proof (no content filter is
 that I am aware), is Open DNS. They are even CIPA compliant in the US:
 http://www.opendns.com/solutions/k12/

   
 That's what I set up for our pilot school, which was very easy as the XS's
 DSL connection has a static IP.  OpenDNS provides different filtering
 options, which you can customize as necessary.  Being in the US, CIPA
 compliance is absolutely vital to retain certain federal funding, and
 OpenDNS was the quickest and easiest way to accomplish that.  Dansguardian
 can be CIPA compliant, but there are other steps involved and I was wary of
 unintentionally running afoul of the rules.
 http://dansguardian.org/?page=faq#15  Not to mention Dansguardian consumes
 server resources.  OpenDNS doesn't use any server resources and you can
 easily configure the filtering to be CIPA compliant.
 http://www.opendns.com/solutions/k12/cipa/

 As far as limiting the internet connection to authorized XOs, that's an
 issue we're probably going to run into at some point once we broaden the XS
 deployment.  So far at the pilot school, the staff members connect to the
 internet with their personal laptops and iPhones, but I haven't really heard
 any complaints of abuse yet.

 If your deployment

Re: [Server-devel] Filtering and authentication

2009-04-27 Thread Reuben K. Caron


Anna wrote:
 On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 10:51 AM, Reuben K. Caron reu...@laptop.org wrote:

 As far as limiting the internet connection to authorized XOs, that's an
 issue we're probably going to run into at some point once we broaden the XS
 deployment.  So far at the pilot school, the staff members connect to the
 internet with their personal laptops and iPhones, but I haven't really heard
 any complaints of abuse yet.

 If your deployment is relatively small, it should be easy enough to add the
 hardware addresses of the trusted XOs to dhcpd.conf and disallow unknown
 machines (or play pranks on them as suggested at
 http://www.ex-parrot.com/~pete/upside-down-ternet.html).

 Anna Schoolfield
 Birmingham

   

While not all encompassing you could also attempt to drop dhcp requests
that do not come from 00:17:c4 using something similar to:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=4191756

Reuben


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Re: [Server-devel] Filtering and authentication

2009-04-27 Thread Reuben K. Caron


John Watlington wrote:

 On Apr 27, 2009, at 11:18 AM, Reuben K. Caron wrote:

 Anna wrote:
 On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 10:51 AM, Reuben K. Caron
 reu...@laptop.org wrote:

 As far as limiting the internet connection to authorized XOs, that's an
 issue we're probably going to run into at some point once we broaden
 the XS
 deployment.  So far at the pilot school, the staff members connect
 to the
 internet with their personal laptops and iPhones, but I haven't
 really heard
 any complaints of abuse yet.

 If your deployment is relatively small, it should be easy enough to
 add the
 hardware addresses of the trusted XOs to dhcpd.conf and disallow
 unknown
 machines (or play pranks on them as suggested at
 http://www.ex-parrot.com/~pete/upside-down-ternet.html).

 Anna Schoolfield
 Birmingham

 While not all encompassing you could also attempt to drop dhcp requests
 that do not come from 00:17:c4 using something similar to:

 http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=4191756

 Please do not take this approach.   It sounds quick, easy, and foolproof,
 but will lead to problems in the future.(I almost suggested it,
 but decided
 the cons outweighted the pros.)
I agree it is fraught with peril; however, do we have a better solution
until: Tie internet access to registration, is implemented:

http://wiki.laptop.org/go/User:Martinlanghoff/XS_0.6_plan#Not_in_the_plan
 For example, what if you get an XO-1.5 in the mix ?
I would assume XO 1.5 will have a similar unique identifier that could
be added to the list.

While more complex to implement, perhaps something like NetReg would be
viable:

http://netreg.sourceforge.net/

Regards,
Reuben


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Re: [Server-devel] Filtering and authentication

2009-04-26 Thread Reuben K. Caron

Martin Langhoff wrote:

On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 11:15 PM, david da...@leeming-consulting.com wrote:
  

maybe the connection with the public Internet can be pointed to an online proxy 
service so the filtering is done online



That is my strong recommendation. There is little benefit in having
the filtering happening locally, and lots of downsides.  Search the
list archive for 'dansguardian' or 'squidgard' for earlier discussions
on this topic.

  
A free and simple solution, while not bullet proof (no content filter is 
that I am aware), is Open DNS. They are even CIPA compliant in the US: 
http://www.opendns.com/solutions/k12/



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Re: [Server-devel] Fwd: Hoping for assistance with XS 0.5 configuration difficulties (ejabberd)

2009-04-25 Thread Reuben K. Caron

Daniel Bennett wrote:
I just sent this to Reuben.  I have done some digging through the log 
file and haven't seen anything useful.  Do I perhaps need to set the 
ejabberd.cfg file to 5:debug instead of 4:Verbose?  i remember seeing 
something about that inside it.


Unfortunately, we we haven't set up a GUI, web browser, or emailing 
capabilities of any kind on the server itself so emailing the log file 
will be a roadblock for me.  I haven't worked in linux for about 5 
years now until trying to tackle this project.  I'm relearning how to 
do basic things like ls, pipe to less, and use vi for simple text 
edits.  Setting that stuff up is likely to take a lng time.  Is 
there anything specific I can do offline to find what you're hoping 
for inside.  In writing you this email I just recalled the existence 
of grep.  is there something I could grep for in the log file and give 
you some feedback on it? 

On  the subject of following instructions, there have been two of us 
working on the server, sometimes one at a time so I can't 
guarantee that we've followed them to a T, but we both believe that we 
have.  We've gone so far as to rerun the initial scripts, recheck 
hostname, reset the acl lines in ejabberd.cfg repeatedly, connect to 
the jabber server with 2 different jabber clients (which has been 
successful, we've chatted back and forth using our server. 


We just can't access the admin inteface at 
http://192.168.0.162:5280/admin, we keep getting 401 unauthorized), 
read every wiki page that sounded remotely relevant, etc.



Where is this IP coming from? How are you changing this?

Martin, also note (below) they have one nic.. Can you remind us what the 
default behavior is for one nic?


And we've been following hunches at each step so we have pulled some 
of the instructions out of related pages from the wiki.


I've been careful to comment out all of the original lines in the 
ejabberd.cfg file and mark all of my changes for easy resetting of 
each segment to it's original state.  Which I've since done.  So 
theoretically, the file should be in it's original state except for 
the {acl, admin {...   line that we added to give admin privs to our 
sample user.  

But of course, I could have made missed something.  However, the 
server is still working fine when we connect via 3rd party clients 
(pidgin pis), so I don't think I've done anything critical...


Let me know if I should grep anything out of the log file for you.

Thanks for the help!
-Dan

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From: *Daniel Bennett* dant...@gmail.com mailto:dant...@gmail.com
Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 5:57 PM
Subject: Re: [Server-devel] Hoping for assistance with XS 0.5 
configuration difficulties (ejabberd)

To: Reuben K. Caron reu...@laptop.org mailto:reu...@laptop.org
Cc: Michael Ishaku michaelish...@gmail.com 
mailto:michaelish...@gmail.com



Reuben,

Thank you for the quick reply and the hints.  I've cc'd Michael Ishaku 
on this thread.  He's and I have been working on this issue together 
and he is going to be administering the server once I head back to the 
states.


I've replied to your statements inline below to the best of my 
ability.  Please take a look.


On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 5:19 PM, Reuben K. Caron
reu...@laptop.org mailto:reu...@laptop.org wrote:

Daniel,

I am sorry to hear about all your difficulties. I'd like to work
with you to get this to work.

If you cannot enter the ejabberd web interface to setup the online
group then XOs will not collaborate.

I'd like to know about your hardware, 2 nics or 1?

We have one LAN card for ethernet, but have also installed a wireless 
networking card for communication with Access Points.  That should 
work, right?  I'm really no IT professional... :) 



I'm sure you have read through this but please be sure to follow
this line by line:

http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XS_Installing_Software#Initial_Configuration

One particular point I'd like to make in the instructions is this:

---Set the hostname of the machine like this (until we fix bug
8983) by editing /etc/sysconfig/network to set
HOSTNAME=schoolserver.example.org http://schoolserver.example.org


contents of /etc/sysconfig/network:
NETWORKING=yes
HOSTNAME=schoolserver.lccnyola.org http://schoolserver.lccnyola.org 
~

~
/etc/sysconfig/network 2L, 50C


--and restarting.

 
We had this problem yesterday when we left, and when i arrived this 
morning I had to turn the server back on (it had powered off overnight 
due to the generator being shut down and the UPS running out of 
juice).  I'm fairly certain that we tried rebooting a couple of times 
during the day yesterday as well.  I'm certain that we used the 
command shell to: service ejabberd restart   many many times both 
days.  This would cover the restarting, right? 



It is important to restart before moving on; otherwise, the
ejabberd db will be intialized using

Re: [Server-devel] Understanding registering xo process

2009-04-21 Thread Reuben K. Caron
Ciro,

On the XO side you need to make sure the XO is connected to an Access
Point that is connected to the XO, like:

XS---AP---XO

Once the XO is associated with the Access Point. You can register the XO
to the school server. You can do this on the Home Screen. Hover the
mouse of the XO Child, and select the option to Register. On 703 you can
check if registration is successful by moving the mouse away from the XO
Child and moving the mouse back over the XO Child and check if the
Registration option is now gone. On newer versions, 8.2.x, a
registration success message will appear.

Regards,
Reuben

Ciro Nuñez wrote:
 Hi,
 Im trying to understand the registering process.
 (registering xo with XS)
 Could some one point me to the pieces of code to look up please?
 I know that, at the server side, idmgr service is in charge.
 but who is in charge at the  client side?

 saludos,
 Ing. Ciro Nuñez I.
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1. Re: Gadget on XS (Guillaume Desmottes)
2. Re: XS Restore UI and account aliasing are ready for
   testing... (Martin Langhoff)
3. Re: Gadget on XS (Dave Bauer)
4. Re: Gadget on XS (Dave Bauer)


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 Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2009 15:15:50 +0100
 From: Guillaume Desmottes guillaume.desmot...@collabora.co.uk
 Subject: Re: [Server-devel] Gadget on XS
 To: dave.ba...@gmail.com
 Cc: server-devel@lists.laptop.org
 Message-ID: 1238768150.4109.27.ca...@cass-x200s.lan
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 Le vendredi 03 avril 2009 ? 09:41 -0400, Dave Bauer a ?crit :
   
 On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 6:36 AM, Guillaume Desmottes
 guillaume.desmot...@collabora.co.uk wrote:
 Le mardi 31 mars 2009 ? 13:45 -0400, Dave Bauer a ?crit :
  Hi,
 
  I am trying to get gadget working on my XS at
  schoolserver.solutiongrove.com
 
  First I downloaded the source and built it, but I could not
 find any
  indication that gadget was installed. How can I tell if it
 is working?
 
  Next I tried the gadget package
  http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=1261886
 RPM but it
  required ejabberd package. RPM says this is not installed.
 (I did
  install python-twisted which was another requirement of the
 RPM).
 
  Does anyoe have any advice on getting gadget working?


 Basically you have to install the gadget service, launch it
 (it's a
 separated process), modify your ejabberd.cfg as explained in
 the Gadget
 README and then restart your ejabberd.

 You can see if Gadget is working by looking at the XMPP
 traffic
 exchanged between clients and the server.

 Gadget started /etc/init.d/gadget start

 logs on server say

 2009/04/03 09:37 -0400 [-] Log opened.
 2009/04/03 09:37 -0400 [-] twistd 2.5.0 (/usr/bin/python 2.5.1)
 starting up
 2009/04/03 09:37 -0400 [-] reactor class: class
 'twisted.internet.selectreactor.SelectReactor'
 2009/04/03 09:37 -0400 [-] Loading /usr/share/gadget/gadget.tac...
 2009/04/03 09:37 -0400 [-] Loaded.
 2009/04/03 09:37 -0400 [-] Starting factory
 twisted.words.protocols.jabber.xmlstream.XmlStreamFactory instance at
 0x8a8644c
 2009/04/03 09:37 -0400 [Uninitialized] twisted.internet.tcp.Connector
 instance at 0x8a8bb4c will retry in 2 seconds
 2009/04/03 09:37 -0400 [Uninitialized] Stopping factory
 twisted.words.protocols.jabber.xmlstream.XmlStreamFactory instance at
 0x8a8644c
 2009/04/03 09:37 -0400 [-] Starting factory
 twisted.words.protocols.jabber.xmlstream.XmlStreamFactory instance at
 0x8a8644c
 2009/04/03 09:37 -0400 [Uninitialized] twisted.internet.tcp.Connector
 instance at 0x8a8bb4c will retry in 9 seconds
 2009/04/03 09:37 -0400 [Uninitialized] Stopping factory
 twisted.words.protocols.jabber.xmlstream.XmlStreamFactory instance at
 0x8a8644c
 2009/04/03 09:37 

Re: [Server-devel] Understanding registering xo process

2009-04-21 Thread Reuben K. Caron
Ciro,

I believe it is schoolserver.py

Regards,
Reuben

Ciro Nuñez wrote:
 That 's  right, but my question is more about the code involved, that is, the 
 scripts (*.py and *.sh) that trigger and manage
 the process of registering xo with XS.

 Thank you in advance.

 saludos,
 Ing. Ciro Nuñez I.
 __
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 DIGETE - MED - PERU
 tel:   615-5800  (1236)
 Cel: 991-331-163
 
 De: Reuben Caron [caron.reu...@gmail.com] en nombre de Reuben K. Caron 
 [reu...@laptop.org]
 Enviado el: martes, 21 de abril de 2009 03:13 p.m.
 Para: Ciro Nuñez
 Cc: server-devel@lists.laptop.org
 Asunto: Re: [Server-devel] Understanding registering xo process

 Ciro,

 On the XO side you need to make sure the XO is connected to an Access Point 
 that is connected to the XO, like:

 XS---AP---XO

 Once the XO is associated with the Access Point. You can register the XO to 
 the school server. You can do this on the Home Screen. Hover the mouse of the 
 XO Child, and select the option to Register. On 703 you can check if 
 registration is successful by moving the mouse away from the XO Child and 
 moving the mouse back over the XO Child and check if the Registration option 
 is now gone. On newer versions, 8.2.x, a registration success message will 
 appear.

 Regards,
 Reuben

 Ciro Nuñez wrote:

 Hi,
 Im trying to understand the registering process.
 (registering xo with XS)
 Could some one point me to the pieces of code to look up please?
 I know that, at the server side, idmgr service is in charge.
 but who is in charge at the  client side?

 saludos,
 Ing. Ciro Nuñez I.
 __
 Dirección General
 de Tecnologías Educativas
 DIGETE - MED - PERU
 tel:   615-5800  (1236)
 Cel: 991-331-163

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Re: [Server-devel] Understanding registering xo process

2009-04-21 Thread Reuben K. Caron

Gerald,

What version of XS are you working with? Have you followed the 
directions here: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XS_Installing_Software


Specifically, have you made sure ejabberd is running, service ejabberd 
status.  Have you created the Online or all group?


Regards,
Reuben

Gerald Ardito wrote:

I have never been able to get this to work.
Whenever we try to register one of the XOs, we get a message that we 
could not connect to the server.

However, we can ping the server from the XOs and the XOs from the server.

Any ideas?

Gerald

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 4:13 PM, Reuben K. Caron reu...@laptop.org 
mailto:reu...@laptop.org wrote:


Ciro,

On the XO side you need to make sure the XO is connected to an
Access Point that is connected to the XO, like:

XS---AP---XO

Once the XO is associated with the Access Point. You can register
the XO to the school server. You can do this on the Home Screen.
Hover the mouse of the XO Child, and select the option to
Register. On 703 you can check if registration is successful by
moving the mouse away from the XO Child and moving the mouse back
over the XO Child and check if the Registration option is now
gone. On newer versions, 8.2.x, a registration success message
will appear.

Regards,
Reuben


Ciro Nuñez wrote:

Hi,
Im trying to understand the registering process.
(registering xo with XS)
Could some one point me to the pieces of code to look up please?
I know that, at the server side, idmgr service is in charge.
but who is in charge at the  client side?

saludos,
Ing. Ciro Nuñez I.
__
Dirección General
de Tecnologías Educativas
DIGETE - MED - PERU
tel:   615-5800  (1236)
Cel: 991-331-163




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

2009-03-10 Thread Reuben K. Caron

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 of ejabberd chatter.

DSD: do you have any ideas about this?



Have only had a chance to test numbers on Linksys WRT54Gsomething
routers, which stop accepting new connections after 33 users. yay.
  

Have you tried loading a different firmware on these, dd-wrt?
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Re: [Server-devel] @a...@...?

2009-03-05 Thread Reuben K. Caron
ps_mem.py, is I believe what Martin recommended to me.

Daniel Drake wrote:
 2009/3/4 Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.com:
   
 One little change -- if you have 85 XOs, I would want to see what the
 memory usage of ejabberd is.
 

 How do you suggest that we measure this?

 Thanks,
 Daniel
   

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[Server-devel] @a...@...?

2009-02-22 Thread Reuben K. Caron
Since @online@ is broken in 0.5.1. How should the directions be changed 
at http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XS_Installing_Software:

Type Online and click Add New.
Click on Online and enter Online for Name, @online@ for Members, 
and Online for Displayed Groups. Click Submit.

I'm just wondering how fussy ejabberd is here. Can we just replace the 
@online@ with @all@ or should we create an All Group, with All for 
Name and All for Displayed Groups?


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