Observer's Display (aostatus)

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.

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. 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. The variables being displayed are mostly self-evident: