Re: [Server-devel] Web-based Management Interface for the XS

2008-03-19 Thread Bryan Berry
Martin, have you also looked at http://ebox-platform.com/ ? I have downloaded and intend to play w/ it today. From the screenshots and reviews looks quite nice. From what I can tell it is specific to Debian. If you do intend to build a web-based interface from scratch, can you use a pretty

[Server-devel] reiterate need for simplified Moodle and Mediawiki UI

2008-03-25 Thread Bryan Berry
Hey guys, Great meeting last night. I made a point last night but I just want to reiterate it because it is quite important for us here in Nepal. The regular Moodle and Mediawiki UI's are far too complex for novice computer users. I am specifically thinking of teachers who are very literate

Re: [Server-devel] [laptop.org #8321] Questions about XO mesh networking

2008-03-28 Thread Bryan Berry
I am cc'ing Martin Langhoff, John Watlington who are in charge of the School Server at OLPC 1. ideally the school server (running XS) will have 3 active antenna each running on a diff channel (1,3,6) and XOs will connect to one of these. 2. Or should we replace the WRT54G with another

Re: [Server-devel] OT is there a Content or Curriculum olpc email list?

2008-04-03 Thread Bryan Berry
Yama wrote: Do any of you know if such a content or curriculum list exists and how I can sign up for it? To my knowledge, no. But we definitely need one. I know that Bipul, Kamana, and Saurav from our team would be very much interested. myself as well. You can start one yourself. I believe you

[Server-devel] Customizing build 703 for mass deployment

2008-04-20 Thread Bryan Berry
I have created a wiki page detailing the customizations Nepal has made to the 703 image, which includes installation of the gnuchess, and man page rpms, the proprietary flash player, changing the display order of activities, among other changes http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Nepal:_Testing%2C_QA%

Re: [Server-devel] Wikiserver on XS

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

[Server-devel] jabber now working

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

[Server-devel] jabber now working

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

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

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

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

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

Re: [Server-devel] schoolnet activities?

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

[Server-devel] debuginfo repositories for testing not valid

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

[Server-devel] More XS notes

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

[Server-devel] incomplete XS install notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Re: [Server-devel] offline moodle

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

Re: [Server-devel] offline moodle

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

Re: [Server-devel] offline moodle

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

Re: [Server-devel] XS_0_4 install]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Re: [Server-devel] Nepal XS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Server-devel] small form factor XS options?

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

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

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

Re: [Server-devel] OLPC XS 0.5 Released

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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