[IAEP] Live CD collaboration problem

Morgan Collett morgan.collett at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 10:55:08 EDT 2008

On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 16:16, John Watlington <wad at laptop.org> wrote:
> On Aug 25, 2008, at 12:34 AM, Joel Stanley wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> Bill Kerr <billkerr at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> However, Sugar's collaboration software layer is not being detected
>>> Any suggestions on how to fix this problem?
>> With some time Bill said he might be able to organise a local school
>> server, or set things up so that the students have access to external
>> jabber servers, but I thought that using the adhoc features of Sugar's
>> collaboration would be an easier solution.
>> My understanding of the sugar presence stuff is limited, so forgive me
>> if I'm talking nonsense.  The machines receive an IP from the school
>> DHCP server.  We want to force the presence service to use salut
>> instead of looking for the unreachable jabber server.  Can we hack
>> this into presenceservice.py[1]?  I also saw the 169.254 hardcoded
>> into linklocal_plugin.py[2], is this relevant?
> This should just work.   I've certainly tested XOs running on AP based
> networks collaborating without a school server.   There are strong
> limits on the number of laptops you can run this way, but you should
> be able to get over twenty collaborating.
> The problem almost certainly lies in the LiveCD image.
> wad

I have managed to verify that I can see presence using a jabber server
using the LiveCD image using virtualbox, but then the network is via
NAT so salut doesn't work. The LiveCD doesn't pick up my laptop's
wireless interface when booted natively so I haven't been able to test
salut that way either yet.

I'll keep trying.


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