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Information and Payment Kiosk

Project : Build a self contained information and payment kiosk for the DIYode workshop.

Requirements : The Kiosk should be a simple to use system to accept member payment in various ways.

Installing Debian on IBM SurePOS Type 4840-563

Debian 7.4.0 - NetInst - i386

IBM SurePOS Type 4840-563 S/N 41-MZ571

-Base install with Desktop.

On reboot main lcd screen will go blank. The only way to get in is to use the external VGA with keyboard.

add 'options i915 modeset=0' to /etc/modprobe.d/i915-kms.conf

This is a hack that will allow the main lcd work. There appears to be something wrong with the i915 linux drivers.

Although several sources say that 'modeset=0' will break KernelModeSwitching and that new X11 will not run with KMS

turned off. Well it does run with this Debian version. But it definitely has problems. Don't switch consoles with the Linux CTRL-SHIFT-F1. You will not be able to switch back to the GUI desktop.

sudo apt-get install openssh-server

This will allow network logins.

      1. Enable all 8 Serial Ports###

A normal linux kernel will only 'see' the first 4 serial ports. If you have more you need to add a boot parameter to enable them:

Edit /etc/default/grub; GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="8250.nr_uarts=8"

sudo update-grub.

sudo shutdown -r now

Check to see that all the Serial ports are available with :

sudo setserial -g /dev/ttyS[0-7]*

You also have to make sure the serial port you want to use has an irq tied to it. I got some help from here: <<>>

The IBMPOS if have has the multiserial card on irq 17 and port 4 is connected to the touchscreen.

sudo setserial /dev/ttyS6 uart 16550A port 0x9c00 irq 17 ^fourport sudo stty -F /dev/ttyS6 raw

You shoud only have to do this once.

      1. EloGraphics Touch X11###

If the below procedure does not work then you will need these drivers <<sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-



sudo apt-get install inputattach sudo apt-get install evtest

   $> cat /lib/udev/rules.d/99-elographics.rules
   ACTION=="add|change", SUBSYSTEM=="tty|pnp", KERNEL=="ttyS6", \
       RUN+="/sbin/modprobe elo", \
       RUN+="/usr/bin/inputattach -elo /dev/%k --daemon"

   $> cat /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-elographics.conf
   Section "InputClass"
     Identifier "elographics config"
     MatchProduct "Elo Serial TouchScreen"
     Option "InvertY" "True"