There is a display in the control room that looks nice and is designed for the use of observers. It is available for observers and runs on the linux or sunos. Here is a quick lesson.
The aostatus display is an X application and can be run from most any sun or linux box at the ao. The destination X server needs to have TrueType fonts installed. Solaris boxes need to set the fontpath as below. Linux displays need to configure themselves for TrueType fonts.
Linux Font: "-monotype-arial narrow-*-r-*-*-22-*-*-*-*-*-*-*"Here are directions for sys admins to add the fonts to a particular machine running XFree86. Add the following lines the XFree86 configuration file that you are using. Now on my machine its, /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 or XF86Config.
Section "Files" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType"and
Section "Module" Load "freetype" # TrueType font handlerType:
cd /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts mkdir TrueType cd TrueTypeExpand the tar file with
tar xfvz true.tar.gzRestart the X server - by logging out and logging back in. Then start the display for linux:
Sun fonts: "-monotype-arial-regular-r-narrow-*-22-*-*-*-*-*-*-*"Login to the sun and start the openwindows if it didnt start already. All that is needed is the following xset command:
xset fp+ /usr/openwin/lib/X11/fonts/TrueTypeThen to run aostatus on the openindows display:
The aostatus program will see if it can find one or the other of these fonts on the xserver that it connects to. Otherwise it does the best that it can (which means the info is there but its ugly). It doesnt matter where you run the executable.
Here is a screenshot of aostatus. When I get to it I will enumerate the