AS OF NOW THIS PROJECT IS A NO-GO FOR THE RASPBERRY PI, as the Pi doesn’t support OpenGL adequately. However, the steps below will work on other architectures. This post will be updated if the project ever does become viable on the Raspberry Pi.
Logstalgia is an open-source project that aims to display your web server’s log files as a pong-like visualization. It can be pretty mesmerizing during high-traffic times or even DDOS-attacks (as seen below). I am experimenting with it as a Network Operations Center display piece, and thought I’d parse out the steps I took to install it on a Raspberry Pi or any other device running a Debian based linux operating system.
The first installation I had running was on a laptop to see how easy it was going to be to install it on a known working platform. I had it running on a Linux Mint 14 (MATE) install in 15 minutes, and that included all the reading I did to figure out what packages I needed to install.