Dashboard Widgets



  • The dashboard package for 1.2 has been released. The package is named 'Dashboard' and You must be running the 1.2 beta 5-24 snapshot or greater. Go to the package page on your pfsense and try them out! Let me know of improvements or bugs that you find. I've also thrown together a rough document for creating widgets of your own. Go to http://www.pfsense.org/~sdale/creating widgets.pdf to view the pdf for creating widgets.

    If you create a widget please post it here so others may enjoy the goods and for possible inclusion into the main package.

    Enjoy!



  • I actually noticed this a few hours ago when loading a package on a new box. When I saw it there I had to update my production box to the latest snap so I could play with it. When I first loaded it, it stopped working after I added the traffic graphs. It said something about starting a service after install, but I didn't see anything in status, services. I did a re-install of the package and it came up again (page had reverted to default system overview). My first impression is that having all this info on one page is amazing. Thanks for giving us a chance to try this out.



  • It's not actually a service. All the package does is copy the necessary files over and make a backup of your current ones.

    Thanks for the feedback.



  • Hi,

    Thanks for this, I just tested it out. I'm using Mac OS/X and firefox.

    What I noticed was the the default widget (system info box) is bigger (taller) than the page background box, so it hangs off the bottom.

    Also the + button brigs up a little menu, but clicking on the items to add does nothing but hide the menu. Oddly if I click system info in the menu I get an apply changes button.

    I also noticed in the main packages menu you state it needs version xxx or older. Did you mean or newer?

    [EDIT] Just noticed I was using an earlier snapshot that required. I upgraded and reinstalled the package, the only difference I noticed was that the background box is now big enough (but the footer is now not centered, but left aligned). The + button still does not allow me to additional widgets.

    Regards

    Ben



  • Must be some kind of updateglitch. It works just fine here on my OSX with FF 2.0.0.3.



  • im also having the same issue with FF no prob with IE



  • @hoba:

    Must be some kind of updateglitch. It works just fine here on my OSX with FF 2.0.0.3.

    Thats the same version I am running. I removed the package and reinstalled it. Now it looks a little different. The footer is centered as it should be, and the System information box has a header with a - and x box, and I can move it around now and save its new position. I could not do that before,so things are looking up.  :)

    I can add the interfaces box as well, but not the logs or traffic graphs, neither of those do anything when I click on them in the add menu.

    Regards

    Ben



  • @ben.suffolk:

    I can add the interfaces box as well, but not the logs or traffic graphs, neither of those do anything when I click on them in the add menu.

    I have the same problems here too….



  • Well, when I try to save changes I get on an otherwise blank screen:

    XML error: USE_RRD_GATEWAY at line 53 cannot occur more than once
    

    Actually, I don't have this field defined any more since it doesn't work at all on my machines…

    Chris



  • @jahonix:

    Well, when I try to save changes I get on an otherwise blank screen:

    XML error: USE_RRD_GATEWAY at line 53 cannot occur more than once
    

    Actually, I don't have this field defined any more since it doesn't work at all on my machines…

    Chris

    The field is still defined.  Remove it then remove /tmp/config.cache.



  • @sullrich:

    The field is still defined.  Remove it then remove /tmp/config.cache.

    I deleted the line in config.xml and restored the configuration. I never got anything else but a blank graph and decided I just don't care anymore.
    http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,3470.msg26751.html#msg26751
    This is on both my machines with a full install and the same provider.

    Which XML file is the message refering to? I could dig in there…



  • @sdale:

    http://www.pfsense.org/~sdale/creating widgets.pdf to view the pdf for creating widgets.

    Are you sure about the widget's path you specify in the .PDF?
    I saw mine at: /usr/local/**www/**widgets/…



  • @jahonix:

    @sdale:

    http://www.pfsense.org/~sdale/creating widgets.pdf to view the pdf for creating widgets.

    Are you sure about the widget's path you specify in the .PDF?
    I saw mine at: /usr/local/**www/**widgets/…

    Oops. Corrected now. Thanks!



  • So after a few hours of running the package I check the first page and found the below image. I'm using snapshot 1.2-BETA-1-TESTING-05-27-2007. Nothing in the system log or package log. Shows the same way in ie and in firefox. A reboot did not clear it up.

    I also can't remove that package and re-installing didn't work. Just hangs and gives me:
    "Removing package…
    Loading package configuration dashboard.xml...
    Loading package instructions..."




  • Try using the nervecenter theme.



  • @sdale:

    Try using the nervecenter theme.

    Did that didn't change anything. I did get it to work again after trying a few things. I did a backup and restore of my config file, then I reinstalled all packages, it still wasn't working but, then I was able to delete dashboard and re-install it. It may have been a problem with my other packages, a few seemed to be messed up.



  • @omegadraconis:

    So after a few hours of running the package I check the first page and found the below image. I'm using snapshot 1.2-BETA-1-TESTING-05-27-2007. Nothing in the system log or package log. Shows the same way in ie and in firefox. A reboot did not clear it up.

    I also can't remove that package and re-installing didn't work. Just hangs and gives me:
    "Removing package…
    Loading package configuration dashboard.xml...
    Loading package instructions..."

    I had this when I upgraded to the latest snapshot, well actually I had the default home page, and the package installed, so I tried to delete the package so that I could reinstall it, but got the same as you.

    What I did was download the XML config, remove the package entry from it, upload it again. Then I could reinstall the package again. When I reinstalled it still did not change the home page from the default, but I delete it (which worked fine this time) then installed it again, and its all back (but still can't get logs or graphs to work).

    Ben



  • Hi,

    pFSense rocks :)

    Is there a way to install this package on embedded snapshot?

    Thanks



  • In the upcoming 1.3 Release all versions, including embedded, will have the dashboard installed by default. Once 1.2 is out the door the beta for 1.3 will follow shortly after that.



  • Excellent news!

    Thanks



  • I am trying to make a carp status widget starting with the code from the interfaces widget and the carp status page and using the pdf as a guide.

    I made something that I think might work and tried to get it to show on the dashboard. It is in the menu for adding but nothing happens it just stays the same.

    So I guessed my code had bugs (normally does) so I tried a hello world widget

    
    | Hello world |
    | Hello world |
    
    

    same problem so I copied the Interfaces widget renaming it interfaces2 and this also wont show on the page.
    the firefox error console says

    Error: element has no properties
    Source File: https://pfwall.example.com/javascript/scriptaculous/effects.js
    Line: 561

    Do I need to do something extra to make the widget show some config etc???

    Thanks



  • @morbus:

    Do I need to do something extra to make the widget show some config etc???

    Yes. Here is the code that makes the traffic graphs widget configurable:

    Refresh Interval:
    <select name="refreshInterval" class="formfld" id="refreshInterval" onchange="updateGraphDisplays();"><option value="1" <?php="" if="" ($refreshinterval="=" "1")="" echo="" "selected";?="">>1</option> <option value="2" <?php="" if="" ($refreshinterval="=" "2")="" echo="" "selected";?="">>2</option> <option value="3" <?php="" if="" ($refreshinterval="=" "3")="" echo="" "selected";?="">>3</option> <option value="4" <?php="" if="" ($refreshinterval="=" "4")="" echo="" "selected";?="">>4</option> <option value="5" <?php="" if="" ($refreshinterval="=" "5")="" echo="" "selected";?="">>5</option></select>   Seconds
          Note: changing this settings can affect CPU Performance on the pfSense Box

    You have to have thein there with the -setting postfix. You also have to make sure the hidden shown below:



  • Sorry I may not have been clear in the last post. This widget doesn't need any config it just displays the carp status.
    Actually yesterday I reinstalled the Dashboard package and the widget started displaying and working guess someone had made some changes.

    I posted it here http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,5407.0.html and sullrich has committed it ;D

    Does the widget need config data even if it has no config options??

    Thanks for the help



  • @morbus:

    Does the widget need config data even if it has no config options??

    Nope. Only if you have information you want to save and use for later.


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