Very cool, glad to know that. Your technique looks like it's a great idea. I agree with another post that the idle settings may be giving you the grief. On my EeePC loaded with Ubuntu I had to use bios to shut that off too.

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects


On 4/25/2012 3:31 PM, fschnittke@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Hi Jim:

That's an avenue we explored. We tried a handful of terminals
(including WYSE) but found they were all sluggish. For instance if you
did a DSPLOG and page forward through the logs, it could not keep up.

The method we chose is lightening fast, and gives us complete control
over the device. Now we also have some 'Advanced Terminals' that run
Ubuntu, iSeriesAccess, Lotus Notes for Linux, Web Browser, OpenOffice,
etc..on the same ASUS boxes....




On Wed, 25 Apr 2012 15:21:41 -0500, Jim Oberholtzer
<midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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
> WYSE before.
>
> Jim Oberholtzer
> Chief Technical Architect
> Agile Technology Architects
>
>
> 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
>> flat screen.
>>
>> 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
>> correct location.
>>
>> -
>> Index
>>
>> 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
>> terminal.
>>
>> 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
>> default.
>> *Set administrator to login automatically.
>>
>> 2. $sudo -i
>>
>> 3. $apt-get update&& apt-get upgrade
>>
>> 4. Change hostname by editing both files:
>> $nano /etc/hosts
>> $nano /etc/hostname
>>
>> 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
>> add: "session=/usr/bin/openbox-session"
>>
>> 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
>> locale-gen en_US
>>
>> ----
>> 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
>> already used.)
>>
>> 16. Add static information to nm-applet in upper left corner of
>> screen.
>>
>> IP= xx.xx.xx.xx
>> Subnet= xx.xx.xx.xx
>> Gateway= xx.xx.xx.xx
>> DNS= xx.xx.xx.xx, xx.xx.xx.xx
>>
>> 17. Reboot& Test. While testing iSeriesAccess, change the keyboard
>> mapping
>> for the numberpad "+" to "FieldExit()".
>>
>> 18. Deploy.
>>
>> ================================================== ====
>> ================================================== ====
>> 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.
>>
>> sudo -i
>> apt-get clean
>> cd /var/lib/apt
>> mv lists lists.old
>> mkdir -p lists/partial
>> apt-get clean
>> apt-get update
>>
>> 2. If it does not work, Google it.
>> --
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