[Server-devel] XO Registration Failed with XS

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at gmail.com
Wed Jun 16 14:37:44 EDT 2010

Hi Ganesh,

welcome to the list, and thanks for working on a deployment!

You are giving us very good info on the setup, and the steps you are following.

First -- using a wireless router, instead of an XS with 2 network
cards as the router is probably part of the problem. When you
associate an XO to the Wifi signal, can you "ping schoolserver" ?

Second -- there is a known bug in Sugar where if you try to register
_before associating to the AP_ it fails, and then it will not see the
XS even if you associate to the AP properly. If you reboot (or restart
Sugar with ctr-alt-backspace) the problem disappears.

Third -- do NOT associate lanbond0 to eth0. It wll make a big mess of
the network setup. Instead, use the xs-swapnics script so that the
network card you have becomes eth1 .

>> 4. In each XO i had change the server address located at XO--> Control

You should not do that -- you are going to go crazy.

The XS is really designed and preconfigured to be the router of your
network, it provides DHCP and DNS and registers specific IP addresses
and DNS names that the XO tries to use.

My recommendation: get the cheapest network card you can buy and put
it in the XS. Seriously.

If you absolutely cannot have the XS running the network, see the
techniques and scripts that Jerry Vonau has posted to this list (you
can use google to search over
"site:lists.laptop.org/pipermail/server-devel <your search terms" ).


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