The process below is very cool!.. but I do have a question. Since lower
end WYSE thin clients are about $350ish, and they all include a
5250/3270 emulator, why not just put the WYSE terminals out there? Plug
it in, your done. The thing can be made to boot directly into the
emulation. HP and others make similar products, I have just used the
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On 4/25/2012 3:10 PM, Jonathan Burishkin wrote:
That is what I am using. ASUS EB1007 eeeBox PC bolted onto the back of a
I am not very familiar with BSD.
What I am currently doing atm is Lubuntu and iSeriesAccess.
The only problem I am having is that every 20 minutes or so the
iSeriesAccess drops the connection and has the user login again. Its very
annoying. Sometimes its more often.
Here is the details (from a how-to I wrote for the other techs @ company.:
+++++++++++++++++++++++WHAT I DID+++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Instructions on how to make a lightweight Linux terminal for the AS400.
Specific Software: iSeriesAccess-5.4.0-1.6.i386.rpm on Lubuntu 11.10 32-bit
Specific model: ASUS EB1007
Note: Some scripts I (name) provided, you just need to copy them to the
1...........ASUS EB1007 Booting from USB
2...........HOW TO BUILD THE SYSTEM
3...........A few BASH commands you may want to reference
4...........Fixing APT GPG errors
1. ASUS EB1007 Booting from USB
1. On boot, hit the F2 key.
2. Once you are in BIOS, go to the BOOT section.
3. Select 'Hard Disk Drives'.
4. In the hard drives list, move the USB device to the top of the list.
5. Save and exit BIOS (F10).
2. HOW TO BUILD THE SYSTEM
NOTE: Anytime you see "$" infont of text it is a bash command, run in
NOTE: Do steps 1 - 13 on outside line; Do steps 15 - 17 on inside line.
(Outside line is for skipping watchguard filter).
1. Install Lubuntu for i386.
*Use (all lowercase) "administrator" as username, for the password use the
*Set administrator to login automatically.
2. $sudo -i
3. $apt-get update&& apt-get upgrade
4. Change hostname by editing both files:
5. $apt-get install likewise-open openssh-server docker numlockx alien
libmotif4 libxaw7 libstdc++5
6. $nano /etc/lxdm/default.conf
Comment out (using "#") "session=/usr/bin/startlubuntu
7. Copy scripts folder from "\\dir\dir\dir\Linux\Asus Neo Replacements" and
place the folder in "/home/administrator" on the ASUS.
8. Copy "\\dir\dir\dir\Linux\Asus Neo
Replacements\iSeriesAccess-5.4.0-1.6.i386.rpm" and place the file in
"/home/administrator" on the ASUS.
9. Copy files in the openbox folder from "\\dir\dir\dir\Linux\Asus Neo
Replacements\openbox" and place the files in "/etc/xdg/openbox/" on the
ASUS& overwrite if asked.
10. On ASUS, $chmod a+x/home/administrator/scripts/*
11. reboot. ($shutdown -r now).
12. $alien -i iSeriesAccess-5.4.0-1.6.i386.rpm -cv
13. Run all these in terminal:
ln -sf /usr/lib/libXm.so.4 /usr/lib/libXm.so.3
ln -s /opt/ibm/iSeriesAccess/lib/libcwbcore.so /usr/lib/libcwbcore.so
ln -s /opt/ibm/iSeriesAccess/lib/libcwbodbc.so /usr/lib/libcwbodbc.so
ln -s /opt/ibm/iSeriesAccess/lib/libcwbodbcs.so /usr/lib/libcwbodbcs.so
ln -s /opt/ibm/iSeriesAccess/lib/libcwbrc.so /usr/lib/libcwbrc.so
NOTE: To run the program: (include full path)
/opt/ibm/iSeriesAccess/bin/ibm5250 -LANGID en_us (Enter
Host name here.) -DISPLAY_NAME (Display name)
14. reboot& switch to inside line.
15. $domainjoin-cli join domain.com username
(If errors then retry and type password correctly, or the hostname is
16. Add static information to nm-applet in upper left corner of screen.
DNS= xx.xx.xx.xx, xx.xx.xx.xx
17. Reboot& Test. While testing iSeriesAccess, change the keyboard mapping
for the numberpad "+" to "FieldExit()".
3. A few BASH commands you may want to reference:
sudo -i (for root prompt)
sudo shutdown -h now (shutdown computer now)
sudo reboot (restart computer now)
nano (text editor, more simple than vi)
pkill (kill process)
chromium-browser (if you need to enter mobile + mobile for watchguard)
ifconfig (like MS Windows ipconfig)
---> Need more? Use Google or ask me.
4. Fixing APT GPG errors:
1. Open a terminal and try ALL of these commands.
mv lists lists.old
mkdir -p lists/partial
2. If it does not work, Google it.