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sugar on a stick

Postby daniele » Tue May 19, 2009 6:39 am

Hi!
i installed Sugar 0.84.2 on a stick (beta) according to instruction in http://wiki.sugarlab.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick ; i have an old machine and so i use the "Boot helper" CD.

My question is: how to configure mesh network? I don't see msh0..
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[root@localhost /]# ifconfig -a
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0E:7F:6F:7B:35 
          BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
          Interrupt:11 Base address:0xe000

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:240 (240.0 b)  TX bytes:240 (240.0 b)

sit0      Link encap:IPv6-in-IPv4 
          NOARP  MTU:1480  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0C:42:2C:D9:43 
          inet addr:131.114.155.82  Bcast:131.114.155.255  Mask:255.255.252.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:5832 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:6789 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:2639873 (2.5 MiB)  TX bytes:1566783 (1.4 MiB)

wmaster0  Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-0C-42-2C-D9-43-61-D1-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00 
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

i have nx9005 with chipset atheros 5414

Thanks!!

Daniele
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Re: sugar on a stick

Postby daniele » Wed May 20, 2009 3:08 am

I try to explain better .. to configure a mesh network i keyed:
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iwconfig wlan0 mode ad-hoc essid mesh-olpc channel 6
ifconfig wlan0 192.168.3.8

but mesh's channel changing..
What's wrong? I forget something?

thanks for the help!

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Re: sugar on a stick

Postby aaronwilliams123456 » Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:55 am

This is a great how to guide you may be able to find it in
http://olpcnews.com/forum/index.php?topic=396.0
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Re: sugar on a stick

Postby cuprum » Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:33 pm

Is this the right post? I don't see how it is relevant.
aaronwilliams123456 wrote:This is a great how to guide you may be able to find it in
http://olpcnews.com/forum/index.php?topic=396.0
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Re: sugar on a stick

Postby superimposedmedia » Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:33 pm

After reading through the link, perhaps aaron was eluding to the xochat running on the "Virtual Mesh Network", since daniele is attempting to connect mesh through a PC. I'm guessing though. I haven't tried booting a desktop with Sugar on a Stick yet so I can't be of much help.
I'm currently configuring three xos, two for my nieces and one for myself.
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Re: sugar on a stick

Postby manymny » Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:10 am

superimposedmedia wrote:I haven't tried booting a desktop with Sugar on a Stick yet so I can't be of much help.


if you can burn an iso image to a cd, any old box with 500+m of ram (if you have windows you can find out the ram by right clicking on my computer, and clicking "properties") can run soas, although generally (despite the fact that most livecd's, soas included, should be completely harmless to your installation) my rule is: don't run a livecd if the installed os is important... you never know what you might manage to do. some people would perhaps rightly say that's too careful. but try soas, if you can.

anything that's not in use is worth booting something on, and preferably soas in my opinion. my first distro was red hat, (before they called it rhel or fedora) and i've always been disappointed with that branch of distro, until soas made them look good. (fedora's very popular and perhaps i speak for a minority- there are a lot of debian-based systems though.)

if i could only recommend one gnu/linux distro to everyone, i would tell everyone to try sugar on a stick. they might dislike it and install something else (i'd have other recommendations, too- depending on what the like or dislike about soas) but i think it's the greatest thing ever, especially for kids. underneath, it's got a powerful "grownup" operating system, not always much more difficult to find than in any other make or model- there's not much you can't install (or do) through the term.

i love sugar's minimalist veneer, it's thin and covers a great os. in general i love things that put computing back in the hands of people, and i love xubuntu for that, but even xubuntu (which itself is a more minimalist version of ubuntu) has not stayed as featherweight as soas has, and presumably soas will stay as featherweight as the xo line needs sugar to be. as to the first post, i can't imagine any challenge to get wifi running that isn't worth a compatible wifi adapter. it may be irritating to find/purchase/try/return one adapter after another (sometimes lists help) but $helling out for devices compatible with your favorite software is the surest way to get the industry to make more of them in the future, without requiring you to sort of "hack" them into compatibility.
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Re: sugar on a stick

Postby gpope3 » Mon May 03, 2010 9:59 pm

Writing from just outside of Accra Ghana I want to find out about the current status of SOAS. I'm neither a teacher nor a sugar expert.

Recycled PCs by the container load $50/unit will be cheaper than XOs. In poor sections of the city there are problems of students keeping their laptops. There is an XO project (38 XOs) at Kanda Primary # 5. The 4th grade there gave up their XOs to the current 3rd grade. Teachers involved tell me that they would like to have 4-5 Sugar recycled desktops in each of their classes.

Another NGO school with 350 students plans a computer lab of 40 pcs. Would pcs in every class be better? from a teacher's point of view?

The entire "Kanda Schools Cluster" consists of 5 ptimary and one JSS all totalling about 1100 students. Seems tlo me about a 100 Sugarized work stations would be a good starting number for them.

Does this make sence to experienced teachers? if not how many computers should we aim for so that classes of 30-35 students would gain real benefits.

Ive written more about how I think Sugar could help students learn more here:

http://kokrobiteeyes.wordpress.com

I'd be grateful for any advice. Please email me directly as GSM at this end seems to be runming only late in the night.

george pope
gpope111@gmail.com
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