Show Must Go On - SoaS for the XO-1
mikus at bga.com
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
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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