Setup For Access Grid Toolkit 3.x
The first time you run the Access Grid software, the "Venue Client", you will have to perform some configurations to operate your video/audio devices. The following guide provides information on how to setup the Access Grid Toolkit 3.x for the first time.
This section of the guide details how to setup the Venue Client.
Getting the Sound Working
The following steps provides information on how to get audio working on an Access Grid
Getting the sound working for your Access Grid will probably be the most difficult part of this whole process. The setup will vary, as many computer workstations generally will have different sound cards.
Configuring AG Service Managers (Multi-Node Configuration Only)
When running a multi-node configuration for the Access Grid, each machine that doesn’t run the Venue Client, ie, any machine that isn’t the display node, requires the “AGServiceManager” to be running so that the VenueClient can externally sta
These instructions have been provided to assist with getting networking operational by upon start-up.
By default, if not configured during the installation process, a networking device will need to be enabled toallow a network connection to be active. The following instructions demonstrate how the network device eth0 (generally the standard wired network connection device) can be enabled upon start-up.
Why Scientific Linux?
For those who are familiar with my install guides, I have been producing Fedora install guides for many years. With recent Linux distributions, there has been a number of issues with the Access Grid software (particular ally since Fedora 14), with some testing pointing to versions of python-twisted causing some of the problems
This guide has been designed so that both Linux proficient and non-proficient users are able to install the Access Grid software on Scientific Linux 6. It has however been assumed that your video/audio devices are working and supported by Scientific Linux.
Which windows manager to choose?
Generally speaking, there are two mainstream windows managers for Linux. Though it should be mentioned that there are many others, KDE and Gnome are usually the main ones selected.
KDE has been used widely for some time, although a number of issues have seen this windows manager become problematic. Such example problems include:
Single and Multi-Node Access Grids Notes
This installation guide has instructions on how to setup the Access Grid software for both single and multi-node configurations. A single node configuration is where you have one machine which handles the entire workload. This machine will capture video, produce video and manage audio. This type of node configuration is generally used if you have a single capture device and connect to small AG sessions.
AG Assist is a small program designed to facilitate the running of an Access Grid session. It interfaces with the AG Toolkit software (Venue Client, VIC, RAT, Shared Presentation Controller, etc) and other aspects of the AG session to provide a more user-friendly, polished and consistent AG experience. Any problems, questions or feedback please email email@example.com