Linux in the metropolitan buses of Donostia
Posted by isilanes on March 3, 2007
Today I have taken the usual bus to the city center, and noticed that the monitors they have in the buses, showing general info and commercials, where blank. Well, not exactly blank: some white letters littered the black screens. “Oh, dear” – I thought – “another Windows crash”. Not quite: the messages the monitors where showing corresponded to GNU/Linux!!
Below you can see a photo I took. Click in the picture for full-size version.
I also took a second pic, without flash:
I apologize for the poor quality of the pictures, but taking photos of low-luminance screens in bright ambients, and inside a moving bus is not trivial (and my digital camera is not the best ever).
If one forces one’s eyes, the following fragments can be read:
search_bg_key: invalid format found in block [...]
is_leaf: free space seems wrong: level 1
reiserfs_read_inode2: i/o failure ocurred trying to find [...]
Unable to handle paging request at virtual address [...]
From my ignorance, it seems one hard disk failed, or maybe a connection (say, the USB cable to an external disk) was broken, or a device’s capacity exhausted. Of course, it might well be a failure of the OS (albeit quite unlikely, being GNU/Linux).
In any case, I was shocked to discover that the city council has decided to give Linux a go. Well done, Mr. Elorza!
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