Shaw Elementary School
The Shaw Elementary School is located in Boston's Dorchester Neighborhood. http://www.boston.k12.ma.us/pashaw/
Next Steps at Shaw
Shaw School is a K-5 school in Dorchester with one computer lab with 256MG RAM older computers. Currently they Run Windows 2000. The goal is to get Sugar on a Stick to run on the computer lab computers, then add some donated computers into the spaces used by afterschool programs to increase student access to computers.
Current Status at Shaw
SoaS1 from 3/18/08 boots until we are just about to see the name screen. Then the screen turns to static. Our guess is we don't have the right driver for the video/graphics card.
We see two ways forward.
1 Fix the graphics driver issue 2. Create a virtual image that works on Window2000 and looks for student's files on the USB Stick.
Intel Extreme Graphics Controller
INTEL(R) GRAPHICS REPORT
Report Date: 03,20,2009 Report Time[hr:mm:ss]: 11:56:23 Driver Version: 6.13.01.3162 Operating System: Windows NT* 5.0.2195 Service Pack 4 Default Language: English DirectX* Version: 8.1 Physical Memory: 247 MB Processor: x86 Processor Speed: 2392 MHZ Vendor ID: 0x8086 Device ID: 0x2562 Device Revision: 1
Intel 82845G/GL Chip Set and Graphics Controller
Memory Size 64MB
Note that Puppy Linux does run on these computers so we know its not impossible!
Here is some info based on initial googling: http://www.technologyquestions.com/technology/linux/153534-help-intel-extreme-graphics-2-integrated-video-controller.html
- http://dev.sugarlabs.org/ticket/265 - F11 Boot Helper CD - There is some hope that F11 will have the needed driver.
- http://schoolkey.org/blog/2008/09/05/schoolkey-on-compaqs-at-shaw-issues-running-in-256mb-ram [This link is broken as of March 9, 2010.]
- http://schoolkey.org/blog/2008/10/04/sugar-pups [This link is broken as of March 9, 2010.]