[Live-demo] VM startup option request, add in Network checker.

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Wed Feb 17 11:51:22 PST 2016

Thanks Jim for the clarification.

Sorry, I had the wrong impression that the bug report was about wired 
network :)
About wifi drivers missing, yes it is confusing for new users... would a 
popup message be enough to explain what to do?
Perhaps a sentence in the existing popup pointing to a wifi how-to in 
our documentation?

On 02/17/2016 09:41 PM, Basques, Bob (CI-StPaul) wrote:
> All,
> Making new thread.  Consolidated the thread here.
> Sorry about that everyone.
> bobb
> Begin forwarded message:
> From: Jim Klassen <jklassen at sharedgeo.org<mailto:jklassen at sharedgeo.org>>
> Date: February 17, 2016 at 1:36:19 PM CST
> To: live-demo at lists.osgeo.org<mailto:live-demo at lists.osgeo.org>
> Subject: Re: [Live-demo] Live 9.5 desktop image candidate
> This should probably be its own thread, but just to add some
> clarification.
> The no networking issue generally occurs when people boot the USB on
> their computer (not in a VM) and they are expecting to use WiFi and
> either the WiFi drivers aren't available or they don't realize they need
> to select and authenticate to a network.
> Note: Wired networks could theoretically have the similar issued but in
> practice tend to just work (or just don't get used as often).
> On 02/17/2016 10:33 AM, Angelos Tzotsos wrote:
> Hi Bob,
> It seems you experience a problem with the network configuration.
> By default the live system network works fine for me behind a DHCP
> server.
> I think we could add some more details about how to configure
> networking in our installation documents in case someone else faces
> the same issue as you do.
> I am not sure though about a popup. We already have a popup with
> generic info to the user about where to get help and password file
> location.
> Best,
> Angelos
> On 02/15/2016 07:18 PM, Basques, Bob (CI-StPaul) wrote:
> All,
> So, we’ve been handing out Live OSgeo thumb drives for a couple of
> years now, and we’ve put a bit of work into explaining how to get up
> and running with it to new users.  We hand out a getting started card
> for example.
> One item that we wanted to run past the list for, is an addition to
> the VM start screen. The idea is to  add a Network checking process
> to the interface, something that pops up a dialog to explain that
> there is no network configured.
> Most people who have experience with setting up computers know to
> check something like this, even in a VM, but your average new user of
> a VM, doesn’t know by default that they also need to configure the
> network for the VM after is starts.
> Thoughts?
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Angelos Tzotsos, PhD
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