[AG-TECH] Newb seek a bit of advice

Peter Hanley phanley at temple.edu
Fri Nov 1 12:11:14 CST 2002

I have been asked to facilitate several faculty being able to access 
the November 8th broadcast of a Benoit Mandlebrot presentation being 
transmitted via accessgrid. Although the best possible scenario is 
being able to fully participate, it doesn't seem to be possible for us 
to build a node by the 8th.

Currently I have installed the AG 1.2 Release on a PIII-800 with 256 
megs of ram, and have not been able to either connect to the MUD nor to 
a video screen. I'm not sure if the reason I can't connect is because I 
have configured something incorrectly, or becasue there was nothing to 
connect to when I was trying it. It has been difficult for me to sort 
through the documentation on the website, I think especially because I 
had only a half idea of what accessgrid is...

I have a few questions that I've tried to answer with the 
documentation, but I think that a confluence of factors is working 
against me...so I thought I'd ask a few basic questions of the list, 
hoping that the answers aren't in an obvious place and assuming that 
they are fairly easy to answer...

1) Is it possible to view a Accessgrid presentation using a single 
PIII-800 with 256 megs of ram and a single projector? If not, what is 
is the minimum amount of hardware to view a transmission? Does this 
even make sense? In other words, is it even possible to set up a 
display only system?

2) Is anyone aware of a guide on how to set up a system for simply 
viewing a presentation on the grid?

3) If either 1 or 2 is possible, is there a way for me to test my 
constructed system before the 8th of November (the Mandlebrot 

Thank you very much in advance,


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