Show Must Go On - SoaS for the XO-1

Mikus Grinbergs mikus at
Wed Jun 17 15:03:25 UTC 2009

Thank you very much, Sebastian and everyone.  Because my Ubuntu 
kernel is not "new" enough, the 'livecd-iso-to-xo' script fails on 
me - so I had to run previous Soas2 builds from an USB stick.  Now I 
can run a current SoaS build from the XO-1 nand itself.  Thanks.

  -  It is nice to have olpc-kbdshim and olpc-powerd in this build.
     Both my ethernet and my SD card were accessed correctly after
     I allowed the XO-1 to suspend (my testing was limited).  And the
     screen went dark after I let the XO sit -- now I don't have to
     "shut the lid" when I leave the XO powered on overnight (and I
     don't want the XO to be lighting up the otherwise dark room).

     [By the way, I need olpc-kbdshim to let me to scroll the screen
     (e.g., in Terminal) incrementally.  All too often, if I click
     within the scrollbar, the effect is "multiplied" - instead of
     scrolling one page, the screen happens to scroll *many* pages.]

  -  The default fonts used by this build are really *tiny*.  I knew
     how to change to a bigger font in Terminal - but I did not know
     how to change to a bigger font for the Sugar labels, etc.

  -  The "list of installed rpms" that comes with this build lists a
     couple of packages as having a back level (e.g., libabiword).
     The result is that when I ran 'yum upgrade', yum fetched those
     packages for updating, then told me those updated versions were
     already installed.

Now a request -- would someone please look at the system problems 
that affect multimedia -- I can launch 'Speak' but I can not hear 
any of its sound output;  I can launch 'Record' but I can't see on 
the screen what the XO-1 camera is picking up.

Thanks for a nice build,  mikus

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