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    Re: Promethean KB

    Hi,

    Any update to the promethean support situation in GNU/linux. I've been offered a promethean board, but looks like I'll not be able to use it.

    I phoned promethean tech support this morning, they were polite but not really any help practically about getting their boards supported.

    Is their software known to work with wine?

    Thanks

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    Re: Promethean KB

    I didn't have any success with wine.
    I suggest you keep hassling promethean, apparently there is someone working on it (unfortunately I don't remember his name) but it may have been stalled/scrapped ?
    It would also be worth mentioning their competitors have a working linux solution that may fit your needs:
    http://www2.smarttech.com/st/en-US/S...BSv95Linux.htm

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    Re: Promethean KB

    Thanks for that. I will contact promethean again. If the name of the person who might be working on it comes back to you, let me know as that could be useful!

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    Re: Promethean KB

    Phil Simpson is the product manager of the linux driver. I had his name written on a Business Card at the bottom of my wallett.

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    Re: Promethean KB

    lol, I didn't even know about this thread. I manage/configure/populate the knowledgebase btw. As for the linux driver, look for something by the end of the year. As for how we are going to distribute it, I have no idea, at the very least we will provide packages for all the major distros.

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    Re: Promethean KB

    RPM for RH/SUSE
    DEB Debian/Ubuntu
    Source Tarball + Tarball for everyone else

    Also consider submitting it for inclusion in the kernel tree, then you don't have to care about this problem anymore. Everyone will just have it by magic.

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    lol, I think your first 2 options might be ok. We'll have to see about the tarball methods.

    I think to start with the driver will just be for interaction, with a simple version of our software. voting/slates etc will follow.

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    Re: Promethean KB

    Just be aware that Redhat and Suse RPMs are different (mainly filesystem layout).

    I really do encourage you to get a driver in the kernel (even if it's a basic one). What objections would you have to not doing so?

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    Re: Promethean KB

    Hmm, for my classroom I've just declined a promethean board offer meantime from our tech support, waiting for a SmartBoard which does have software support.

    I will certainly want to try out any Promethean drivers on some of the promethean boards in the school.

    Kernel patch for the essential communications would be nice. Source tarball would be excellent as I use Gentoo GNU/Linux (source tarball would extend coverage to all distros including BSD kernels etc)

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    Re: Promethean KB

    well guys, I'll pass on your comments to the driver development team, I'm sure they will value your opinions.

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