[AG-TECH] Upgrading AG to Linux

Jason Bell j.bell at cqu.edu.au
Sun Jan 13 21:37:33 CST 2008

G'day Richard

To add to this conversation, there is a Linux installation guide
(http://www.accessgrid.org/f8install) which may be on some interest.
Although the document does focus on Fedora 8 Linux, there are many
sections that are applicable to most Linux Versions.

Anyway, I hope you find some of the information useful.


-----Original Message-----
From: Christoph Willing [mailto:willing at vislab.uq.edu.au] 
Sent: Tuesday, 8 January 2008 06:17 AM
To: Horwitz, Richard S
Cc: ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
Subject: Re: [AG-TECH] Upgrading AG to Linux

On 08/01/2008, at 5:04 AM, Horwitz, Richard S wrote:

> We have an old version of AG that we want to update and move from  
> windows to linux.
> We are currently running on 4 separate windows machines: display,  
> audio, video, and control.
> We have a Clear One XAP 400 with G-ware software that I understand  
> is not usable under linux.  Is there some hardware/software  
> solution that we might use?  Can you point me to documentation that  
> might help in this process?


The XAP400 _is_ usable inder Linux. The trick is to run the G-ware  
software with WINE - actually a version of WINE which has been  
modified to correct its serial port operation. For complete details,  
please see:

>  In the 2 machine setup, what is control coupled with?

In a two machine setup, we run a display machine which also does the  
audio, share apps and XAP400 control, then the second machine does  
video capture (and, if this your only AG node, the second machine is  
also good for running a multicast beacon).


Christoph Willing                       +61 7 3365 8350
QCIF Access Grid Manager
University of Queensland

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