[PL #7548] Wish list for future updates -USB keyboard support +
configurable site_admin ssh keys
Danny Bickson via RT
devel at planet-lab.org
Wed Sep 21 09:38:28 EDT 2005
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Requestor: daniel51 at cs.huji.ac.il
Wed Sep 21 09:38:27 2005: Request 7548 was acted upon.
Transaction: Ticket created by daniel51 at cs.huji.ac.il
Subject: Wish list for future updates -USB keyboard support + configurable site_admin ssh keys
1. Support USB in the chain-booting kernel, since most of the computer hardware manufactured today
is made without PS2 ports. (For example DELL-GX520) and thus the USB keyboard is not detected
2. Enable configuration of alternate site_admin keys in the PLC server installation, since in
debug mode we can't login into our custom nodes.
School of Computer Science and Engineering, HUJI
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 07:57:46 -0700
From: Aaron Klingaman <alk at absarokasoft.com>
To: Danny Bickson <daniel51 at cs.huji.ac.il>
Cc: mef at cs.princeton.edu, smuir at cs.princeton.edu
Subject: Re: Problem with USB keyboards
The BootManager currently doesn't do any usb module loading/detecting
for the chain booted kernel, so currently no usb devices are supported
So a work around would be manually editing /etc/modprobe.conf on an
installed node to add the appropriate usb hid modules, but of course,
this would have to be done at every install.
The correct fix is to update the BootManager to identify/load usb drivers.
Danny Bickson wrote:
> A question about USB keyboards: it seems the PL node boots fine with the USB keyboard which is fully functional. However when the new kernel is received from the server the keyboard stops working. Is there a workaround for this?
> Danny Bickson
> Graduate Student,
> School of Computer Science and Engineering, HUJI
> Cell: +972-545-487421
> Lab: +972-2-6585706
> On Wed, 14 Sep 2005, Aaron Klingaman wrote:
>>Not currently - the BootManager does DNS checks before it runs. If it
>>helps, we can create DNS entries in the nodes.planet-lab.org domain.
>>Danny Bickson wrote:
>>>A small question. In belgium we have some diffulties with creating a DNS
>>>name for the planetlab cluster node. Is there a way to install a
>>>planetlab node without a DNS name?
>>>Is there anything special needs to be done in the floppy conf file?
>>>On 9/12/05, *Aaron Klingaman* <alk at absarokasoft.com
>>><mailto:alk at absarokasoft.com>> wrote:
>>> I will incorporate this fix today, thanks for finding it.
>>> Danny Bickson wrote:
>>> > Hi Aaron.
>>> > It seems that is a (small) bug in the script. See the attached.
>>> > -----Original Message-----
>>> > From: Assaf Ben-David [mailto:abenda at cs.huji.ac.il
>>> <mailto:abenda at cs.huji.ac.il>]
>>> > Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2005 9:22 PM
>>> > To: Danny Bickson
>>> > Subject: Everboot1
>>> > The setup_plc.sh installation stopped at line 388:
>>> > "rm alpina-BootstrapRPM.tar.gz"
>>> > The error message was that the file wasn't exist.
>>> > I changed it to "rm -f" and the script continued ok.
>>> > Assaf
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