Re: [Server-devel] XS_0_4 install

2008-09-25 Thread Tony Anderson
via the schoolserver! The ejabberd problem persists; however, I think it may also be a newbie problem. I'll try to keep you posted. Yours, Tony Martin Langhoff wrote: On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 11:04 PM, Tony Anderson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: started ejabberd: chkconfig --level 345 ejabberd

Re: [Server-devel] XS testing

2008-10-09 Thread Tony Anderson
At the moment, I am enabling password authentication for SSH. However, root login via SSH will not be possible. So this test would require the installer to log in as admin, for example. He would then su to root with the root password set by the install script, as needed. As far as I know, we

Re: [Server-devel] Offline moodle notes in moodle.org

2008-10-10 Thread Tony Anderson
not sure what limits we'll have with this. Tony Anderson - the volunteer who sparked this - has been working on a proof-of-concept implementation. It currently uses Gears and GreaseMonkey, and requires a few manual tweaks. Unfortunately, I don't think that code can be merged directly

keyboard

2008-11-10 Thread Tony Anderson
I am writing some python code which needs to interrogate the system to determine which keyboard layout is currently selected. The goal is to show an image of the keyboard for Nepali students with a US keyboard. I checked /home/olpc/.i18n but this does not change with the % x key. Anyone

Re: keyboard

2008-11-10 Thread Tony Anderson
Thanks, Sayamindu On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 8:52 PM, Tony Anderson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I am writing some python code which needs to interrogate the system to determine which keyboard layout is currently selected. The goal is to show an image of the keyboard for Nepali students

Re: keyboard

2008-11-10 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Thanks. That may do it. Sugar is set up so the XO key with % and x (divide/multiply I suppose) is used to switch the keyboard layout. Oops. No joy. The output of setxkbmap doesn't change when I switch layouts. Tony Ties Stuij wrote: On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 9:07 PM, Tony Anderson [EMAIL

Glade

2008-11-12 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, I don't think this will help much other than illustration. Some time back I modified a python script which builds a skeleton python program based on the glade output to generate an activity (656 style). See PyGTK/Hello World with Glade and Sweettepache

767 issue

2008-11-12 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, I have been having a similar experience. The most common culprit it the Terminal Activity (probably because I start it first). Strangely, if I ctl-alt-erase, it will start normally. The log says: Error: dbus.proxies: Introspect error on :1.4:/org/laptop/sugar/DataStore:

Re: [Sugar-devel] [sugar] XO identity shared via Browse

2008-12-03 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, We are looking at the same problem. We would like the students to be automatically logged in to their Moodle courses. The approach I am looking at now is to have a Python script run at boot which creates a cookie with the nickname, serial number , and colors (in case there is more than

anonymous gray activity circles

2008-12-31 Thread Tony Anderson
I believe that these circles result from the activity initiating a new top-level window. Sugar provides an activity with a window. It is expected that the activity will pack it's widgets into a vbox in that window. Imported activities naturally create a top-level window. Tony Message: 3

Re: anonymous gray activity circles

2009-01-03 Thread Tony Anderson
of circles equal to the number of actual top level windows and not the total number used across the session. Thanks, Chris Tony Anderson wrote: I believe that these circles result from the activity initiating a new top-level window. Sugar provides an activity with a window. It is expected

[Server-devel] Offline Moodle

2009-04-10 Thread Tony Anderson
Martin, Nepal is not implementing Moodle (in the form of courses) for this year's deployment. As a result, the offline moodle project is currently dormant. I will be leaving Nepal mid-May and will be available to work on this project if it is still relevant. I would need your mentoring and

[Server-devel] Journal and XS

2009-04-10 Thread Tony Anderson
Martin, The current journal is missing some critical capabilities. The DS backup and restore is working well in Nepal (our schoolserver is based on XS-0.4). I would like to propose the following for discussion. It may be that much of what I am describing is already available in code or the

Re: browse bug

2009-05-09 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Curiouser and curiouser. I will try to see if I can reproduce the result. Essentially, I have a bundle .cpxo which is used by ClassroomPresenter. It returned 'document/unknown' on our schoolserver (our mix of XS-0.4). Tony Tomeu Vizoso wrote: On Sat, May 9, 2009 at 04:19, Tony Anderson t

DataManager version 1

2009-08-28 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, I posted the DataManager activity to ASLO today. It matches the code currently on gitorious. The intent of the DataManager is to deal with a problem faced in Nepal which is the small size of the Nand. The current backup/restore feature does not provide a way for the user to remove entries

Smile activity version 1

2009-09-02 Thread Tony Anderson
I posted version 1 of the Smile activity to activities.sugarlabs.org. It matches the code posted on gitorious. The Smile activity implements the open source Ambulant SMIL3 player. It plays a variety of media types. More importantly it can play a complex multimedia presentation including text,

Re: Smile activity version 1

2009-09-03 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, I am always tempted to blame my code, but the same problem appeared in the Ambulant demo wrapper (player_pygtk.py) on Ubuntu. It appears only in the python wrapper (not the C++ version). The Ambulant team has opened a ticket. The problem appears to be an interaction between the gtk.main()

Re: DataManager version 1

2009-09-23 Thread Tony Anderson
know how it does in Nepal! Regards, Wade On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 1:38 PM, Tony Anderson t...@olenepal.org mailto:t...@olenepal.org wrote: Hi, I posted the DataManager activity to ASLO today. It matches the code currently on gitorious. The intent of the DataManager

Re: harvesting energy

2011-10-27 Thread Tony Anderson
Has anyone estimated the work required to charge an XO? Mike Lee gave a demo some time back at the Washington D.C. Learner's Club which seemed to show that it would be a difficult workload for an adult athlete to charge a laptop. Tony On 10/27/2011 12:00 PM, devel-requ...@lists.laptop.org

Re: [Server-devel] Fwd: School server links

2011-11-01 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Possibly the most important thing in this context is Daniel Drake's usbmount script system. This allows the content to be installed by these scripts after the original XS is installed. The principle packages in Nepal's XS are documented in detail in these links: NEXS Scripts,

Re: XO-1.75 relative performance

2011-11-07 Thread Tony Anderson
It sounds like the XO-1.75 Sugar will not be operable on XO-1 (and possibly XO-1.5). I assume there is a clear commitment to continue support of Sugar for XO-1 and XO-1.5. Tony On 11/07/2011 03:26 AM, devel-requ...@lists.laptop.org wrote: Send Devel mailing list submissions to

Re: XO-1.75 relative performance

2011-11-07 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, I was referring, of course, to the need for a 1GB memory to support the 3D drivers which appear to be required by the future Fedora releases. That sound scary! Tony On 11/07/2011 09:10 AM, Walter Bender wrote: On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 9:06 AM, Tony Andersontony_ander...@usa.net wrote:

Re: Setting the time

2012-08-27 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, In a school deployment, it is desirable that all of the XOs have the same time. This time should be synchronized with/by the school server (even if the school server is wrong). It is not reasonable to base this capability on access to the internet. Casio sells 'atomic' watches that

Re: Setting the time

2012-08-29 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, The primary need is for the XOs in the school to have the same time (to a few seonds, even a minute or so, is probably ok. The primary need is to have information from the XOs be somewhat consistent. The school server time should also be accurate to a few minutes, of course. At the

Re: Adobe Flash no longer compatible with XO-1

2012-10-17 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, OLE Nepal's EPaath includes a flash player. I am not sure about the distribution issue. Tony Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:05:28 -0600 From: Daniel Drake d...@laptop.org To: Jerry Vonau jvo...@shaw.ca Cc: OLPC Devel devel@lists.laptop.org Subject: Re: Adobe Flash no longer compatible

Re: Gnome in os9

2012-11-07 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, I get a similar error trying to run Firefox on an xo-1.75. I suspect the problem is that these are binaries that can not be run on an Arm system. Tony On 11/07/2012 12:00 PM, devel-requ...@lists.laptop.org wrote: Send Devel mailing list submissions to devel@lists.laptop.org To

Re: gathering use cases

2012-11-08 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Sridhar One of the important potential benefits from gathering use cases is to clarify the roles of the Community XS project and XS-0.7. From my perspective, if you can afford to deploy a server with 2GB or more main memory and 500GB or more hard drive capacity, XS-0.7 serves well and

Re: gathering use cases

2012-11-08 Thread Tony Anderson
On 11/08/2012 05:01 PM, Jerry Vonau wrote: Hi Tony and all, On Thu, 2012-11-08 at 13:32 -0500, Tony Anderson wrote: Hi, Sridhar One of the important potential benefits from gathering use cases is to clarify the roles of the Community XS project and XS-0.7. Why is that an issue at at all

Re: gathering use cases

2012-11-08 Thread Tony Anderson
On 11/08/2012 05:25 PM, Jerry Vonau wrote: On Thu, 2012-11-08 at 17:10 -0500, Tony Anderson wrote: On 11/08/2012 05:01 PM, Jerry Vonau wrote: Hi Tony and all, On Thu, 2012-11-08 at 13:32 -0500, Tony Anderson wrote: Hi, Sridhar One of the important potential benefits from gathering use cases

Re: gathering use cases

2012-11-08 Thread Tony Anderson
responsibility for the ongoing development and maintenance of the school server as neither Daniel Drake nor Martin Langhoff are likely to have adequate time for this in the foreseeable future. Tony Tony On 11/08/2012 05:59 PM, Sridhar Dhanapalan wrote: On 9 November 2012 09:10, Tony Anderson t

Re: gathering use cases

2012-11-09 Thread Tony Anderson
...@laptop.org.au mailto:srid...@laptop.org.au wrote: On 9 November 2012 10:19, Tony Anderson t...@olenepal.org mailto:t...@olenepal.org wrote: Hi, Sridhar Thanks for the clarification. I guess I was mislead by statements such as: The platform for the One Network

Re: 12.1.0 on XO-1 customization stick

2012-11-15 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, One alternative is to write a simple script to do this using sugar-install-bundle. I put the activities to be installed on the stick. An example, #run as olpc cd /run/media/olpc/xxx #so relative paths work #remove unwanted activity rm -rf /home/olpc/Activities/someactivity.activity #rm

Re: 12.1.0 on XO-1 customization stick

2012-11-15 Thread Tony Anderson
, 2012 at 12:34:32PM -0500, Tony Anderson wrote: Hi, One alternative is to write a simple script to do this using sugar-install-bundle. I put the activities to be installed on the stick. An example, #run as olpc cd /run/media/olpc/xxx #so relative paths work #remove unwanted activity rm -rf

Re: 12.1.0 on XO-1 customization stick

2012-11-15 Thread Tony Anderson
available, and I'm aware of more than one deployment using it. On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 07:16:04PM -0500, Tony Anderson wrote: Hi, As I understand it, if you make your own build, it cannot be installed on a 'locked' laptop unless you have local signing capability. It is also my understanding

Re: 12.1.0 on XO-1 customization stick

2012-11-15 Thread Tony Anderson
wrote: On Nov 15, 2012, at 8:44 PM, Tony Anderson wrote: Hi, If I understand this: 1. Get a developer key for each laptop in the school. 2. Use the developer key to unlock each laptop. 3. Do a normal install of the build image. 4. Relock the laptop by removing the developer key on the XO Once

Re: OLPC OS on Zync Z930 Tablet

2012-11-22 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, As I understand it, Android is not a GNU Linux. My guess is that an XO-4 would be a quicker way to get there. Tony On 11/22/2012 05:00 PM, devel-requ...@lists.laptop.org wrote: Message: 3 Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2012 14:37:20 +0100 From: Christoph Derndorferchristoph.derndor...@gmail.com To:

Re: [Server-devel] Server-devel Digest, Vol 70, Issue 7

2013-02-26 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, I am not sure why you addressed the server-devel mailing list. I don't see any connection with what you are doing and a server. If there is, that could be part of the problem. With an XO as a standalone system, what you did should have worked. However, you might want to find out if the

Re: minimizing footprint

2013-03-24 Thread Tony Anderson
On 03/24/2013 09:38 AM, devel-requ...@lists.laptop.org wrote: It's true, we need learn new tricks, but does not have sense have a service not needed on every xo, if we can do it in a better way. Does this logic apply generally? 12.1.0 has a control panel entry 'Modem configuration'. How many

Re: Install Firefox

2013-05-30 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, I have found it unproductive to try to install Firefox by rebuilding. It is far easier to update the XO with a bash script from a usb drive. This also avoids the problem with using a signed release (the basic build is signed). I am currently using Firefox 20 on build 12.1.0. The install

Re: [Server-devel] authentication method

2013-10-28 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, As usual, I am way behind the curve. The Moodle authentication is based on the serial_number of the XO. This is established by the 'registration' on the XO menu. Moodle, itself, supports authentication by virtually every mechanism you can think of since it is used by for-pay educational

Re: Devil is in the details

2013-11-04 Thread Tony Anderson
On 11/04/2013 10:49 PM, devel-requ...@lists.laptop.org wrote: Message: 7 Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2013 19:50:52 -0800 From: Sameer Vermasve...@sfsu.edu To: Devel's in the Detailsdevel@lists.laptop.org, Sugar-dev Develsugar-de...@lists.sugarlabs.org Subject: different perspectives Message-ID:

Re: SharedActivity

2013-11-21 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Hi, At Pycon 2008, Mike Fletcher gave a tutorial on implementation of tic-tac-toe as a shared activity (www.vrplumber.com/olpc/pycon2008-handout.odt). The idea is that two children play while others watch. At the end of the game, watchers can play (e.g. loser becomes watcher). Nim might

restart by ctl+alt+bs

2014-05-12 Thread TONY ANDERSON
At some point, the ctl+alt+backspace signal to restart was dropped. This was a very handy way to get out of dead-ends caused by starting too many activities. What I would like to do is have this signal show a screen similar to the switch desktop screen but with a set of options:

Re: Announcing the development of OLPC OS 13.2.1

2014-06-13 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, James It would also be very helpful to have a release 12.2.0 for the XO-1. This release would incorporate the libertas patch and correct the firmware version. Perhaps the ds-backup.sh and ds-backup.py could be replaced with versions that correct the reported problems. If politically

Re: Devel Digest, Vol 100, Issue 8

2014-06-15 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, James Thanks for your response. I would conclude that the best approach at the moment is to use 13.2.0 on the XO-1. This fixes the issue with the firmware and the libertas problem. It also means working with only one build across the XO versions. In my experience, the children we are

Re: Devel Digest, Vol 109, Issue 19

2015-04-27 Thread Tony Anderson
I also believe based on some observations in Rwanda that the firmware was modified. Tony On 04/27/2015 06:00 PM, devel-requ...@lists.laptop.org wrote: Message: 5 Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:14:50 -0400 From: Ed McNierneyedmcnier...@gmail.com To: Jhon Diazlinuxs...@gmail.com

download.laptop.org

2015-11-19 Thread Tony Anderson
It appears that 13.2.5 is no longer accessible as download.laptop.org is not responding. Tony ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel

how to install essential codecs from rpmfusion to gstreamer 1.0 comparable to current script for gstreamer0.1

2016-01-31 Thread Tony Anderson
Your question is how to abstract the filesystem changes made by install of non-free codecs from the rpmfusion repository on a Fedora 18 system. On Mon, Feb 01, 2016 at 11:42:57AM +0800, Tony Anderson wrote: Aside from my rants, this is the crux. If I could have a script which installs

Re: how to install essential codecs from rpmfusion to, gstreamer 1.0 comparable to current script for gstreamer0.1

2016-02-02 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, James Clearly installing codecs for mp3 and mp4 does not meet anyones standards for software freedom. I notice this issue did not impact OLPC's decision to support importing WIndows XP. I really have no idea now who this OLPC is that makes these interesting decisions. OS-builder is

Re: [IAEP] do OLPC browsers support WebRTC microphone audio, input? (Adam Holt)

2017-03-13 Thread Tony Anderson
See http://www.webrtcinwebkit.org/ Tony On 03/14/2017 12:00 AM, devel-requ...@lists.laptop.org wrote: Send Devel mailing list submissions to devel@lists.laptop.org To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel or, via email,

Re: Devel Digest, Vol 132, Issue 2

2017-09-18 Thread Tony Anderson
Has anyone tested a current fedora release on an XO model? It would seem reasonable to install Fedora with the gnome desktop independent of Sugar as a starting point. Tony On 09/17/2017 05:00 PM, devel-requ...@lists.laptop.org wrote: Send Devel mailing list submissions to

Re: Devel Digest, Vol 132, Issue 2

2017-09-18 Thread Tony Anderson
as exactly as possible. Tony On 09/18/2017 01:04 PM, Peter Robinson wrote: On Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 10:57 AM, Tony Anderson <tony_ander...@usa.net> wrote: Has anyone tested a current fedora release on an XO model? It would seem reasonable to install Fedora with the gnome desktop indep

Re: [Server-devel] offline moodle

2008-09-04 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Currently I am working with a development lash-up which I hope will allow me to get the basic offline moodle capability running (or, at least quickly expose the speed bumps). I envision adding an 'offline' block to the moodle course. This block would give a menu of course chunks (e.g.

[Server-devel] XS_0_4 install

2008-09-24 Thread Tony Anderson
I am trying to install XS_0_4 here. I am following the install procedure as closely as possible. I added: chown -R xs-sync:xs-sync /library/xs-sync, then set the domain: /etc/sysconfig/olpc-scripts/domain_config schoolnet.gov.np. started ejabberd: chkconfig --level 345 ejabberd on

Re: [Server-devel] XS_0_4 install]

2008-10-01 Thread Tony Anderson
Unfortunately, we started ejabberd after running domain_config. We also made changes to /etc/hosts, ifcfg-eth0, ifcfg-eth1, and network after running domain_config to match our situation before running ejabberd; hence the problem with getting the service to run. Tony Martin Langhoff wrote:

[Server-devel] Nepal XS deployment

2008-10-03 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, I am currently working to build a local version of XS 0.4. The goal is to be able to install XS from a USB drive requiring the installer only to provide the name of the school and the ip address of the server. Yesterday I was able to install XS 0.4 from a USB drive with help from Jeremy

[Server-devel] XS testing

2008-10-06 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, I think there are several levels of testing, e.g. regression, functional, and stress. I am not planning on anything special for any of these. What I think we need urgently is a simple procedure someone in the field can use to verify an XS installation. It has to be simple and effective,

Re: [Server-devel] XS testing

2008-10-07 Thread Tony Anderson
Langhoff wrote: On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 7:04 AM, Tony Anderson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: What I think we need urgently is a simple procedure someone in the field can use to verify an XS installation. It has to be simple and effective, because this person is also bringing up a school-set of XOs

Re: [Server-devel] Offline moodle notes in moodle.org

2008-10-17 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, First, gears is a browser plugin. It provides a capability to 'go_offline' by copying web pages and resources (jpg, pdf, ...) to a local SQLite database based on a manifest. While offline, gears provides a local proxy server which responds to http requests by supplying the page (with

[Server-devel] xs on cd

2008-12-12 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, At OLENepal, we are using a USB stick to install XS on the servers. We have created a 'boot cd' which installs XS from the USB stick when the server is unable to boot from CD. This saves have to reburn CD's. We are using XS-0.4 as the base for the server configuration (NEXS). This is

[Server-devel] Problem in DS-Restore

2009-05-08 Thread Tony Anderson
Martin, In ds-restore.php on line 182, we changed htmlentities($md-title) to $md-title This eliminated a problem with double conversion of nepali text in the title. Tony ___ Server-devel mailing list Server-devel@lists.laptop.org

[Server-devel] multiple users of an xo

2010-01-21 Thread Tony Anderson
I expect to be working with a school which runs two sessions. As a result each XO is shared by two students, one from each session. 1 - (probably a Sugar issue) - each of the two students should have their own independent Journal (and backup-restore). 2 - each student should have an

Re: [Server-devel] Schoolserver development in Uruguay

2010-08-20 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, I must confess that I am not current on this list. However, I'll toss in two cents. First, I would like to see a build process that starts with a generic (Fedora) LAMP system. There should then be a build script that creates a schoolserver on this system. The current process (as used in

[Server-devel] school server Moodle enrollment

2010-11-24 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, We have a curriculum workshop going on in Rwanda. I would like the participants to be able to edit their courses on the school server using Moodle. Most of them have XOs. I have entered their laptop serial numbers in /etc/coursecreator but they are still assigned student roles somewhere in

Re: [Server-devel] Regarding my OLPC XS Wishlist

2011-06-02 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, My most important wish on the list has been fulfilled, the developers are talking to each other on the same list! My own two cents. OLE Nepal has been very successful in dividing the server into two components: XS - the base server (Sugar server) and XC - the content install. The XC

Re: [Server-devel] Regarding my OLPC XS Wishlist

2011-06-05 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, I hope we can keep Abhisek in the loop as he has detailed information on the XS version deployed in Nepal. The procedure there is to build XS and release it as an img. The image is loaded to a usb drive (mkusbinstall.sh). This key is used to install all of the deployed school servers. I

[Server-devel] e: Regarding my OLPC XS Wishlist (Abhishek Singh)

2011-06-06 Thread TONY ANDERSON
Hi, Good catches. I meant that there is no good technical reason why Moodle and/or Dan's Guardian could not be installed as part of XC - not that that is currently the case. Meanwhile I have posted my version of the wish list as a wiki page: http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/School_Server_Wish_List

Re: [Server-devel] Server-devel Digest, Vol 58, Issue 28

2012-03-23 Thread Tony Anderson
cannot afford to become a free ISP here in semi-rural Haiti, given so many visitors to our school especially. (*) XS as set up by Tony Anderson early autumn 2011, and currently maintained by George Hunt I. -- Help kids everywhere map their world, at http://olpcMAP.net

Re: [Server-devel] Server-devel Digest, Vol 62, Issue 1

2012-06-04 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, What build are you running? Registration updates config in early builds and updates gconf in recent builds. In gconf, registration creates an entry in /home/olpc/.gconf/desktop/sugar/%gconf.xml. This is used by the backup procedure to recognize that the laptop is registered. In earlier

Re: [Server-devel] antitheft

2012-08-26 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, The Saint Jabob school in Kigali where I am providing deployment support is not currently allowing the students to take laptops home because the antitheft capability is not implemented. The laptops were donated by WCE in Stuttgart. The laptops are locked. The software version installed

Re: [Server-devel] Server-devel Digest, Vol 64, Issue 9

2012-08-29 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, If you connect an XO to a different school server, you will get an known host error. The solution is to use the Terminal activity and enter: cd (cd with no parameters goes to the user's home folder). rm -rf .ssh/known_hosts ssh admin@schoolserver You should get a question whether to

Re: [Server-devel] Server-devel Digest, Vol 64, Issue 8

2012-08-29 Thread Tony Anderson
...@laptopstolesotho.org) 2. antitheft:: avoiding the need - cont. (jbalc...@laptopstolesotho.org) 3. Re: antitheft (Tony Anderson) 4. Re: antitheft (Yannick Warnier) 5. Re: antitheft:: avoiding the need - cont. 2 (jbalc...@laptopstolesotho.org) 6. Re: antitheft:: avoiding

Re: [Server-devel] Moodle connection

2012-11-08 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, This message means that Apache was not able to complete a connection to the Moodle database. Some relevant items are: /etc/httpd/conf.d/moodle.conf - this file tells Apache how to route urls to Moodle /etc/init.d/moodle - start up script for Moodle executed on boot

Re: [Server-devel] XS Community Skype Calls: Nov 12/14/16 (5PM NYC Time)

2012-11-12 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, tony_anderson37 Tony On 11/12/2012 04:43 PM, Holt wrote: XS Community Hacking Week has begun...see you in 15 min on Skype (voice call!) Reply with yr Skype name if you want to contribute to the conversation, thanks much. Progress report/agenda: * work has begun here outside Toronto

[Server-devel] usbmount alternatives

2012-11-13 Thread Tony Anderson
...@laptop.org mailto:h...@laptop.org wrote: Thanks Tony..adding a couple others involved too :) On 11/12/2012 6:59 PM, Tony Anderson wrote: Hi, First, usbmount is the software that mounts a removable drive. So I would think Fedora is replacing it with an alternative

Re: [Server-devel] Server-devel Digest, Vol 67, Issue 12

2012-11-26 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, I placed the activities in the library on the school server -Django app. Browse downloads a selected activity. Users can erase unneeded activities to manage storage (they can always be installed again). The updater is not really needed since the model is that the deployment updates the

Re: [Server-devel] Server-devel Digest, Vol 67, Issue 12

2012-11-27 Thread Tony Anderson
on the school server were not obvious and I haven't really had time to pursue it. Django is a simple way to proceed (see Pathagar, for example). Tony On 11/27/2012 09:04 AM, Jerry Vonau wrote: On Tue, 2012-11-27 at 08:46 +0200, Tony Anderson wrote: Hi, I placed the activities in the library

[Server-devel] XS Community edition

2013-02-28 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, All I am disappointed that this team appears to be proceeding to re-invent the wheel. If you are interested in What will schools worldwide really want from a server in the coming 10 years?, it would appear appropriate to start from what is available now and what new capabilities may be

Re: [Server-devel] XSCE wants to become a framework for the next 10 years

2013-02-28 Thread Tony Anderson
George, Tim, et al I can not speak for the server situation in Latin America but OLE Nepal upgraded from XS-0.4 to XS-0.6 and added services to it such as Dan's Guardian. (Actually during most of that time I was doing it). I don't think we need to re-open the XO as server issue. Installing

Re: [Server-devel] Backup of XO 1.75 on XS 0.7

2013-03-10 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, As I understand the question, he is asking about backing up the Journal (ds-backup.sh). In order for this to work, the XO must be registered with the server. Registration adds a user = serial-number and creates teh backup folder /library/user/serial-number. Tony On 03/10/2013 12:00

Re: [Server-devel] Puppet

2013-03-19 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Daniel Drake implemented Puppet for XS-0.7 (it is included in the services.). Tony On 03/19/2013 12:00 PM, server-devel-requ...@lists.laptop.org wrote: Send Server-devel mailing list submissions to server-devel@lists.laptop.org To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide

Re: [Server-devel] Puppet

2013-03-19 Thread Tony Anderson
: On Tue, 2013-03-19 at 12:20 -0400, Tony Anderson wrote: Hi, Daniel Drake implemented Puppet for XS-0.7 (it is included in the services.). Tony I believe the rpm is installed but the service is left disabled as there would need to be some configuration needed to be preformed before rolling out

Re: [Server-devel] Journal backup on school server

2013-04-07 Thread Tony Anderson
experience, or ideas, about such a proposal? I'm not sure whether ds-backup might be used to introduce puppet client back into XOs. George On Sun, Dec 9, 2012 at 12:25 PM, Tony Anderson tony_ander...@usa.net mailto:tony_ander...@usa.net wrote: Hi, I will send you the scripts as soon

Re: [Server-devel] 12 Volt power system for School Servers.

2013-05-29 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, The setup at the Kokobe Primary school in Lesotho has a small solar panel (too small) which attempts to charge two car batteries (deep cycle would be better but not available). The router (Belkin) runs directly from the battery (we cut the cable). Linksys and other routers I have used

Re: [Server-devel] Pathagar

2013-06-05 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, When I looked at Pathagar originally, it only worked when connected to the internet. Has this changed? What can Pathagar store? Is it limited to pdfs? As I remember, it created database entries with extensive (library standard) cataloging information. Is that still required? In many

Re: [Server-devel] Specific server hardware needs.

2013-06-10 Thread Tony Anderson
), An interesting point is that usb cables with the mini plug are becoming more readily available. With these, an XO charged from a solar system can charge a cell phone via a usb port. Tony On 06/10/2013 06:59 PM, David Farning wrote: On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 9:38 AM, Tony Anderson tony_ander...@usa.net

Re: [Server-devel] Server-devel Digest, Vol 75, Issue 3

2013-07-03 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, Naturally, the primary problem is servers which have no access to the internet. In some cases, these servers can access the internet by expensive gsm modems. In such cases, the server has a leased ip address via DHCP and so must initiate the communication with the 'mothership'. Once the

Re: [Server-devel] XSCE Sprint

2013-07-10 Thread Tony Anderson
Cameron wrote: On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 09:33:29AM +0200, Tony Anderson wrote: The flash level needs to be handled by the firmware. I believe the firmware is capable of obtaining the image from a network. This is where the 'lock' is invoked so the trick will be to find out how to do this for locked XOs

Re: [Server-devel] XSCE Sprint

2013-07-10 Thread Tony Anderson
:55 AM, James Cameron wrote: On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 10:11:14AM +0200, Tony Anderson wrote: The 'locked' XO problem derives from XOs distributed in the minimum 100 XO purchase - many of these are locked. Also, in Rwanda the policy is to keep the laptops locked even though they have indefinite leases

Re: [Server-devel] XSCE Sprint

2013-07-10 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, On 07/10/2013 02:07 PM, David Farning wrote: Pathagar is based on Django. The digital library on the school servers in Rwanda and Lesotho is based on the same technology but supports any item with a recognized mime-type. The issue is how to organize the contents so that it can be easily

Re: [Server-devel] XSCE Sprint

2013-07-11 Thread Tony Anderson
are XO-1 or XO1.5. However, I think a Nandblast facility working across all the models would be very useful for the start-of-year update. Yours, Tony On 07/11/2013 09:32 AM, James Cameron wrote: On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 11:07:04AM +0200, Tony Anderson wrote: Hi, Thanks again for this! What I

Re: [Server-devel] XSCE Sprint

2013-07-12 Thread Tony Anderson
branches, and contribute to one another's code. If you'd like, you can have your own github account (they're free), or I can give you shared access to the repo that we create together at the github.com/georgejhunt http://github.com/georgejhunt account. George On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 8:32 AM, Tony

[Server-devel] Firmware install

2013-07-19 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, We had this experience in Lesotho where we were rarely working directly from the mains. However, if the firmware is not installed, the message will appear on each subsequent boot. I am not sure that the battery charge is an issue. The firmware installs when the laptop detects that it is

Re: [Server-devel] Firmware install

2013-07-21 Thread Tony Anderson
the laptop was getting power from an individual solar panel via a lead with a standard OLPC power plug. Tony On 07/20/2013 05:08 PM, Jerry Vonau wrote: On Sat, 2013-07-20 at 07:33 +0200, Tony Anderson wrote: Hi, We had this experience in Lesotho where we were rarely working directly from the mains

Re: [Server-devel] Server-devel Digest, Vol 75, Issue 25

2013-07-29 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, The XS-0.7 release of the school server software is built with CentOS 6.2. The main problem is that CentOS does not support the ARM isa. XSCE, as I understand it, arose to fill an urgent need to implement the school server on ARM to reduce the power requirements of the school server.

Re: [Server-devel] Server-devel Digest, Vol 75, Issue 25

2013-07-30 Thread Tony Anderson
create a home page or, at least provide an example that deployments could modify to their needs. Tony On 07/29/2013 07:56 PM, Sameer Verma wrote: On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 11:56 AM, Tony Anderson t...@olenepal.org wrote: Hi, The XS-0.7 release of the school server software is built with CentOS

Re: [Server-devel] Server-devel Digest, Vol 75, Issue 25

2013-08-02 Thread Tony Anderson
On 08/01/2013 06:33 PM, Sameer Verma wrote: On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 11:33 PM, Tony Andersont...@olenepal.org wrote: Hi, As I have unsuccessfully tried to explain many times. OLE Nepal, with help from Daniel Drake, an effective and proven means to add selected capabilities to the base server.

Re: [Server-devel] Server-devel Digest, Vol 76, Issue 3

2013-08-05 Thread Tony Anderson
Hi, I think there is a real misunderstanding of the school server software. Daniel Drake updated XS-0.6 to a CentOS 6.2 base because the Fedora base was obsolete. There is no need for continued development of XS at this time, it is functional and stable. XSCE appears to be a substantially

Re: [Server-devel] Server-devel Digest, Vol 76, Issue 4

2013-08-05 Thread Tony Anderson
On 08/06/2013 05:39 AM, server-devel-requ...@lists.laptop.org wrote: Tony, you have quoted me and misunderstand my use of the word unstable. It means something that continues to change, that develops, in response to user input in the form of enhancements and bug fixes. I would like to see

[Server-devel] 20-xc-generic

2013-08-06 Thread Tony Anderson
On 08/06/2013 05:40 AM, Jerry Vonau wrote: Think the attachment got scrubbed in digest mode. Can you reply to this tread with the contents of 20-xc-generic script please? #!/bin/bash # Author: Daniel Drake d...@laptop.org # XS auto-usbmount import script for code parts of the e-library

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