From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ i am trying to use Raspberry Pi's as a TN5250 thin client. I am currently using TN5250 and xt5250 but it will only do a small window. I have tried editing the .tn5250rc file in my users /home but it still will not scale. Also, usually hodling left ctrl and right clicking would allow me to move to a bigger font, but for some reason it is not working. Anyone have any experience to lend on tn5250 emulation and scaling the window full screen?
From: Luke Prince ------------------------------------------------------ I love the idea of a Raspberry Pi kiosk and would happily volunteer some time to help set it up on that platform. I have always wanted to play with one, and this could be the perfect opportunity! On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 10:01 AM, wrote: > Send Chugalug mailing list submissions to > firstname.lastname@example.org > > To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit > http://chugalug.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/chugalug > or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to > email@example.com > > You can reach the person managing the list at > firstname.lastname@example.org > > When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific > than "Re: Contents of Chugalug digest..." > > > Today's Topics: > > 1. Re: Linux volunteer opportunity (Kiosk station) (Mike Robinson) > 2. Re: Linux volunteer opportunity (Kiosk station) (Darren Breidigan) > 3. Re: Intro to Python class at the library (Dan Eveland) > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Message: 1 > Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2013 07:05:55 -0500 > From: Mike Robinson > To: email@example.com > Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Linux volunteer opportunity (Kiosk station) > Message-ID: > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" > > The usual way to run a kiosk-station is to configure a user-name (often > password-free, often always-logged-on by default) which runs the kiosk > application directly as its "shell." Thus, when that user logs-on, the > kiosk is running; when the kiosk program ends for any reason, the user is > now by definition logged-off. Or, if you want a GUI, select a > window-manager such as Matchbox which is designed for this purpose. > > > http://serverfault.com/questions/59329/im-looking-for-secure-linux-kiosk-software > > http://users.telenet.be/mydotcom/howto/linuxkiosk/intro.htm > > http://www.engineering.uwaterloo.ca/twiki/bin/view/Linux/LinuxKiosk > > http://www.flatcoder.co.uk/how-to-build-a-secure-kiosk-operating-system/ > > > --------- > Mike Robinson > Technical Director > Sundial Services International, LLC > http://www.sundialservices.com > firstname.lastname@example.org > (615) 268-3829 > http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mike-robinson/51/532/5a > > > > > I'm not a guru but, I think some kind of kiosk would not be out of my > reach. > > > > Maybe Lubuntu with Firefox in kiosk mode? > > > > https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/r-kiosk/ > > > > > > On 04/01/2013 11:58 AM, Nate Hill wrote: > >> Hi all, > >> > >> As part of our 3D printing service we are offering at the library, > >> with thanks to some help from James and Bill of Engage 3D, we now have > >> 4 formerly retired and discarded computers running Ubuntu. The plan > >> is to have those running as Tinkercad stations, but Tinkercad is going > >> away (lame) so we'll use something else. Obviously we can do a lot > >> more than just this with these machines. > >> > >> I know there are some Linux based kiosk systems out there; setups that > >> allow people to schedule reservations of computers. We don't yet have > >> the demand that we need something like this, but I'm hoping as we > >> expand hours and services on The 4th Floor this will really grow into > >> a public computer lab running all open source goodies. > >> > >> I've got a machine that could be tasked as the 'computer signup > >> station'. Does anyone on this list want to give this project a shot? > >> We'd love to have you. > >> > >> Nate > >> > >> -- > >> Nate Hill > >> email@example.com > >> http://4thfloor.chattlibrary.org/ > >> http://www.natehill.net > >> > > > > > > > > > > > -------------- next part -------------- > An HTML attachment was scrubbed... > URL: http://chugalug.org/pipermail/chugalug/attachments/20130403/2813f869/attachment-0001.html > > > -------------- next part -------------- > A non-text attachment was scrubbed... > Name: smime.p7s > Type: application/pkcs7-signature > Size: 2116 bytes > Desc: not available > URL: http://chugalug.org/pipermail/chugalug/attachments/20130403/2813f869/attachment-0001.bin > > > > ------------------------------ > > Message: 2 > Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2013 09:47:23 -0400 > From: Darren Breidigan > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Linux volunteer opportunity (Kiosk station) > Message-ID: > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed > > Thanks for the links. > > Some suggest running the whole thing off a flash drive. > > It could probably all be done on a Raspberry Pi. > > > ------------------------------ > > Message: 3 > Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2013 10:01:21 -0400 > From: Dan Eveland > To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group > > Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Intro to Python class at the library > Message-ID: > L2n5KYwgSOQ@mail.gmail.com> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8" > > I am Nate's web guy. I have now made it much more obvious when registering > to show if you are on the wait-list. It was way too subtle with small text. > Basically anyone who registered after 7:30PM on April 1st is on the wait > list. I see Michael Scholten in the class and Lynn Dixson on the wait list. > Feel free to email me directly if you would like me to check. > > > On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 6:32 AM, Michael Scholten >wrote: > > > Thanks Nate > > On Apr 2, 2013 7:47 PM, "Nate Hill" wrote: > > > >> Hey > >> I will follow up with my web guy and see what's up with registered folk > >> vs wait list folk > >> Thanks > >> > >> On Tuesday, April 2, 2013, Lynn Dixon wrote: > >> > >>> Michael > >>> I didn't get any response other than the confirmation on the webpage. > >>> Hopefully we were able to get in the class! > >>> On Apr 2, 2013 7:22 PM, "Michael Scholten" > wrote: > >>> > >>>> (in late response to you Lynn...) I signed up. Pretty certain I am in > >>>> the first 25 as there were still 2 slots open after I put my name in > >>>> although I can't be sure. Should we/I have gotten any sort of > confirmation > >>>> Nate? Email or otherwise? > >>>> > >>>> -Michael > >>>> > >>>> > >>>> On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 3:18 PM, rdflowers wrote: > >>>> > >>>>> Simple interactions with a database, examples of actual code that are > >>>>> fairly simple, BUT are beyond the "Hello, World" stage, > python.orgmailing lists, getting new modules from > >>>>> python.org or elsewhere, hashes, sets, multisets, tips and tricks; > >>>>> or, some non-crowded subset of all that. > >>>>> > >>>>> ----- Message from stephen@averagesecurityguy.**info --------- > >>>>> Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2013 14:16:25 -0400 > >>>>> From: Stephen Haywood > >>>>> > >>>>> Reply-To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group >>>>> email@example.com> > >>>>> Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Intro to Python class at the library > >>>>> To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group >>>>> firstname.lastname@example.org> > >>>>> > >>>>> > >>>>> What specific things would you expect a 102 course to cover? > >>>>>> > >>>>>> Stephen Haywood > >>>>>> Owner, ASG Consulting > >>>>>> CISSP, GSEC, OSCP > >>>>>> T: @averagesecguy > >>>>>> W: averagesecurityguy.info > >>>>>> > >>>>>> > >>>>> > >>>>> ----- End message from stephen@averagesecurityguy.**info ----- > >>>>> > >>>>> > >>>>> > >>>>> > >>>>> -- > >>>>> R. 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From: Phil Shapiro ------------------------------------------------------ Hi chugalug community, I'm embarking on a project called Raspberry Pi Phillings to create a useful bootable Raspberry Pi memory card that I'll be selling for $20 within the next month or so. Some of the proceeds will go to families facing financial distress in Takoma Park, Maryland, the city where I work. I cannot stomach seeing more evictions. I don't have money to give these families, but I have the entrepreneurial tools, energy and skills to raise funds to relieve some of their financial stress. I could use some help from anyone who likes to make explanatory screencasts, writers, actors, musicians, cartoonists, videographers and Python programmers. Kindly contact me off-list if you're interested in having some involvement. No specific commitment of time is needed. phil -- Phil Shapiro, email@example.com http://www.his.com/pshapiro/briefbio.html http://www.twitter.com/philshapiro http://www.his.com/pshapiro/stories.menu.html "Wisdom begins with wonder." - Socrates "Learning happens thru gentleness."
From: Stephen Haywood ------------------------------------------------------ Do you have to use a pre-packaged image on the raspberry pi? If so, why. If not, how do you build your own image? Also, will the RPi boot from USB instead of SD card? -- Stephen Haywood Information Security Consultant CISSP, GSEC, OSCP T: @averagesecguy W: averagesecurityguy.info
From: Dan Lyke ------------------------------------------------------ We're doing a massive rework of our house wiring. I tore out the doorbell transformer, ran the numbers, and realized that the transformer draws about 3 watts(!). All the time. Hell, thought I, for that power I could run a Linux server doing nothing but watching the doorbell. And if I ran a Linux server, I could have it tunnel through the shop firewall and alert me back in the workshop when the doorbell rang! And maybe hang more cheap webcams off the computer, so I can show who's at the front door. And have a better sounding doorbell than the gawdawful synthesizers they're using these days. Heck, I could get a couple of lengths of cast iron sewer pipe, and hook up a couple of solenoids, and have an actual freakin door bell. And then I could have some mechanism for sending messages to the shop when people are watching it. So I looked on my shelf and I could buy a couple of Raspberry Pi boards, or even rework a couple of Atmel dev kits, but I have 2 500 MHz Via Epia devices sitting there on the shelf. They probably draw an extra watt or two, but they're x86, have serial ports and NTSC out and a parallel port for digital I/O, and... I could compile this from scratch. I've done it before. But I'm sure there are images. I've found the iMedia embedded Linux install, but before I boot back into Windows to follow their instructions for putting an ISO on CompactFlash, I wanted to know if anyone else has a recommendation for any other quick easy way to get a web server, some Perl, Python, or even just C, everything running as root, on to a CF card. Anyone? Dan  http://shopcam.flutterby.net/  http://www.flutterby.com/archives/wiki.cgi?wikiid=726
From: JonathanCalloway ------------------------------------------------------ Thought you all would find this interesting: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/mediacentre/features/raspberry
From: James Nylen ------------------------------------------------------ I finally got my Raspberry Pi in the mail last week (I ordered it back in June). I'm working on getting it set up with XBMC to play TV shows. My wife is not happy about the ethernet cable running through the house, but I have assured her it is temporary. One of the first things I need to do is have it start the X server automatically when it powers up. This page ( http://elinux.org/RPi