Installing Flash on the OLPC

2008-12-29 Thread shivaprasad javali
Hi,
 I am trying to install Adobe Flash Player on my OLPC. I followed the
instructions on this page
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Adobe_Flash#Installationto install the flash
player. According to it, I have to remove the GNASH
plugin which comes with the OLPC before I install Flash.

 I want to know whether this is necessary. Can I install Flash player
without uninstalling GNASH and which one will be used by the Browser and
other activities on the OLPC if I have both of them on the OLPC.

Thanks
jbsp72
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Re: Touchpad/tablet problem

2008-12-29 Thread Greg Smith
Hi Guoling,

Unfortunately we do not support Tablet mode and it is not planned for 
the near future either.

Hopefully one of the touchpad/firmware experts can give you a link to 
how you can capture and use raw data generated by the touchpad.

Thanks,

Greg s.
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Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2008 13:41:06 +0800
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Hi all,
Does the OLPC touchpad support tablet mode? I read the driver  (hgpk.c) only
support mouse mode, how can I get the raw data generated by the touchpad?
How can I changed the touchpad to tablet mode ?
Thank you very much.

Best regards.
Guoling Gao
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Re: Installing Flash on the OLPC

2008-12-29 Thread Carlos Nazareno
Hi Shivaprasad.

You don't have to uninstall GNASH.

Adobe Flash 10 and GNASH should co-exist with the latest OLPC build,
with the Adobe Flash plugin taking over for the browse activity, and
GNASH launchable outside the browser in stand-alone mode.

Regards,

-Naz


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 Hi,
 I am trying to install Adobe Flash Player on my OLPC. I followed the
 instructions on this page
 http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Adobe_Flash#Installationto install the flash
 player. According to it, I have to remove the GNASH
 plugin which comes with the OLPC before I install Flash.

 I want to know whether this is necessary. Can I install Flash player
 without uninstalling GNASH and which one will be used by the Browser and
 other activities on the OLPC if I have both of them on the OLPC.

 Thanks
 jbsp72


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Re: Installing Flash on the OLPC

2008-12-29 Thread C. Scott Ananian
2008/12/29 shivaprasad javali jbs...@gmail.com:
 Hi,
  I am trying to install Adobe Flash Player on my OLPC. I followed the
 instructions on this page http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Adobe_Flash#Installation
 to install the flash player. According to it, I have to remove the GNASH
 plugin which comes with the OLPC before I install Flash.

I recommend using Firefox and following the instructions at
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Firefox, for what it's worth.
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Re: G1G1 updates, Lennon video and other vids

2008-12-29 Thread Andrés Ambrois
On Saturday 27 December 2008 20:28:10 da...@lang.hm wrote:
 On Sat, 27 Dec 2008, Samuel Klein wrote:
  Hi,
 
  The Lennon video that's been murmured about for weeks has been
  released.  I'm curious to see reactions from the list.  If anyone
  makes a screensaver version of the opening sequence, which I love,
  I'll send you my first attempt at a memory-doubled XO.  I'm hoping to
  get more details about how it was made to post as well...  It's had
  50,000 views (wow, make that 65k since I wrote this draft at lunch) in
  the past day.  Details and a couple other awesome video links are up
  on the blog.
   http://blog.laptop.org

 personal opinion here, I don't like using digital fakery to make dead
 celebreties say things that they never said (movies that are clearly
 fiction are an exception to this)

 In this case I think the quality of the audio splicing also leave a lot to
 be desired (but then again, I've never listened to recordings of Lennon
 talking, so it could be his real speech pattern)

 the other videos on the blog are very interesting. I hadn't heard of this
 blog before, thanks for the pointer.

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  I also wouldn't feel comfortable articulating dead people imagery to make it 
seem like they said something they didn't. No matter how obvious it may seem 
that it is an actor, no matter how much his wife agrees with the statement. 

  I feel Sagan's voice in this video would have made a true a deep message: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLkC7ralR30

  I would suggest Sagan's Cosmos and Pale Blue Dot passages for future ads of 
this nature. There are countless great poets out there, no need to fake them 
:)
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Two quotes

2008-12-29 Thread C. Scott Ananian
Linux Weekly News has a paragraph about OLPC in its year-end retrospective
which is it useful to ponder (http://lwn.net/Articles/312000/):

 Your editor included a rosy prediction about the One Laptop Per Child
 project and where it would go over the course of the year. In fact, OLPC has
 continued to work toward its goal of putting laptops into the hands of
 children around the world. But your editor completely missed the way
 internal divisions would rise to the surface and distract OLPC developers
 from what they are trying to do. OLPC seems to have moved beyond the worst
 of that, and much-needed development on the Sugar software continues. But
 the project seems far from its original goals, and the increasing popularity
 of ultra-mobile systems, while vindicating the original vision behind the
 OLPC hardware, threatens to render the XO hardware obsolete and irrelevant.

By coincidence, I also stumbled across a glowing review of OLPC's vserver
work from about a year ago.  The killer graf (
http://cycle-gap.blogspot.com/2007/11/olpc-laptop-application-virtualization.html
):

 Having done virtualization related work for the last two years, I find this
 approach fascinating;but, it could also start a disturbing trend of people
 opting for this approach instead of trying to solve security problems at a
 more fundamental level. But I got to admit that the clever Copy-on-Write
 approach of the VServer just blew me away.

(For those who weren't there, vserver COW threatened to derail OLPC's first
release due to massive filesystem corruption, sigh.)

As we approach new-year's-resolution season, quotes like these are fodder
for mapping out good resolutions for the coming year.

 --scott

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Re: Touchpad/tablet problem

2008-12-29 Thread david
On Mon, 29 Dec 2008, Richard A. Smith wrote:

 Greg Smith wrote:

 Hopefully one of the touchpad/firmware experts can give you a link to
 how you can capture and use raw data generated by the touchpad.

 The datasheet is here:

 http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Touch_Pad/Tablet

 You want to put the touchpad into Advanced Mode.  In this mode it will
  generate resistive mode data.

 Previous versions of the kernel driver supported operation in advanced
 mode.  I suggest you look at the git changelog for
 /drivers/input/mouse/olpc.c and find the patch where we switched from
 advanced mode back to mouse mode.  The driver prior to that patch will
 have all the info you need.

 Be warned however that sometime in Jan/Feb the XO production line will
 switch to a Synaptics device rather than an ALPS device and the
 Synaptics device does _not_ have any resistive features.

two questions

1. will the new device be full width, or just the current touchpad width?

2. will there be any way for first-gen purchasers to retrofit our systems 
with the new touchpad?

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Re: Touchpad/tablet problem

2008-12-29 Thread John Watlington

On Dec 29, 2008, at 9:15 PM, da...@lang.hm wrote:

 On Mon, 29 Dec 2008, Richard A. Smith wrote:

 Greg Smith wrote:
 Hopefully one of the touchpad/firmware experts can give you a  
 link to
 how you can capture and use raw data generated by the touchpad.

 The datasheet is here:

 http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Touch_Pad/Tablet
 ...
 Be warned however that sometime in Jan/Feb the XO production line  
 will
 switch to a Synaptics device rather than an ALPS device and the
 Synaptics device does _not_ have any resistive features.

 two questions

 1. will the new device be full width, or just the current touchpad  
 width?

It will be the size of the current touchpad, sitting under a slightly  
depressed
portion of the front bezel.

 2. will there be any way for first-gen purchasers to retrofit our  
 systems
 with the new touchpad?

The CL1A upper base assembly (keyboard, touchpad, white bezel around  
the two,
two side bumpers, and front bumper) should be available as a replacement
part.  It will it an existing (CL1) laptop perfectly.   I should be  
getting price quotes
in the next few days.

I haven't priced out a smaller subset yet, as it is necessary to  
replace the
keyboard/touchpad/bezel and an underlying PCB --- the only extra parts
in the upper base assy. are the bumpers.

Cheers,
wad

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Re: Installing Flash on the OLPC

2008-12-29 Thread genesee

Back in build 656 AF9 did battle with gnash. yum remove gnash did the trick
in Terminal. Now with build 767 or 790 AF10 and gnash have been quite civil,
none of those stacked duplicate screens or the like.

Of course you do, Scott! Some of your best work yet. Very clear and easy to
follow. Still, I'm sticking with Browse until Firefox is more Sugar
friendly...unless Browse becomes more Firefox like? 

Mozilla nature is Buddha nature-graffitti in the bathroom at work.


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 I recommend using Firefox and following the instructions at
 http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Firefox, for what it's worth.
  --scott
 
 

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Re: Touchpad/tablet problem

2008-12-29 Thread Richard A. Smith
John Watlington wrote:
 
 On Dec 29, 2008, at 9:15 PM, da...@lang.hm wrote:
 
 On Mon, 29 Dec 2008, Richard A. Smith wrote:

 Greg Smith wrote:
 Hopefully one of the touchpad/firmware experts can give you a link to
 how you can capture and use raw data generated by the touchpad.

 The datasheet is here:

 http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Touch_Pad/Tablet
 ...
 Be warned however that sometime in Jan/Feb the XO production line will
 switch to a Synaptics device rather than an ALPS device and the
 Synaptics device does _not_ have any resistive features.

 two questions

 1. will the new device be full width, or just the current touchpad width?
 
 It will be the size of the current touchpad, sitting under a slightly 
 depressed
 portion of the front bezel.

A quick measurement shows its 44mm x 60mm.

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New joyride build 2612

2008-12-29 Thread Build Announcer v2
http://xs-dev.laptop.org/~cscott/olpc/streams/joyride/build2612

Changes in build 2612 from build: 2610

Size delta: -0.13M

-bootfw q2e24-1.olpc2.unsigned
+bootfw q2e25-1.olpc2.unsigned

--- Changes for bootfw q2e25-1.olpc2.unsigned from q2e24-1.olpc2.unsigned ---
  + Fixed a problem in the suspend/resume code that affected restoration of SD 
registers
  + Fixed a Stack Overflow message in scan-nand, that happened under unusual 
circumstances
  + Changed the SMBIOS model name string for qualification testing
  + Callouts to C code can now have up to 20 arguments
  + BIOS emulation now supports installation from USB and CD-ROM
  + Turned off HTTP connection persistence for faster HTTP loading
  + Fixed a longstanding TCP problem with passive connection termination
  + Trac 9135 - allow re-executing EMACS without resetting
  + NANDblaster auto-channel-choice improvements - choose fastest channel 
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New joyride build 2612

2008-12-29 Thread Build Announcer v2
http://xs-dev.laptop.org/~cscott/olpc/streams/joyride/build2612

Changes in build 2612 from build: 2610

Size delta: -0.13M

-bootfw q2e24-1.olpc2.unsigned
+bootfw q2e25-1.olpc2.unsigned

--- Changes for bootfw q2e25-1.olpc2.unsigned from q2e24-1.olpc2.unsigned ---
  + Fixed a problem in the suspend/resume code that affected restoration of SD 
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  + Fixed a Stack Overflow message in scan-nand, that happened under unusual 
circumstances
  + Changed the SMBIOS model name string for qualification testing
  + Callouts to C code can now have up to 20 arguments
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  + Turned off HTTP connection persistence for faster HTTP loading
  + Fixed a longstanding TCP problem with passive connection termination
  + Trac 9135 - allow re-executing EMACS without resetting
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Re: New joyride build 2612

2008-12-29 Thread david
On Tue, 30 Dec 2008, Build Announcer v2 wrote:


is anyone else getting two copies of the build e-mails?

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Re: New joyride build 2612

2008-12-29 Thread Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams
On Mon, 2008-12-29 at 23:04 -0800, da...@lang.hm wrote:
 On Tue, 30 Dec 2008, Build Announcer v2 wrote:
 
 
 is anyone else getting two copies of the build e-mails?

I am.

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Re: [Server-devel] XS 0.5.1-dev03 with ejabberd goodness, kernel bling, Access Point workingness... looking for xmas testers

2008-12-29 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 10:58 PM, David Leeming
leem...@pipolfastaem.gov.sb wrote:
 Installed the new update, got ejabberd going again by removing all the data
 and now all is working again. I now have my two test C2s and two B4s
 connected and re-registered.

Cool!

 Despite the update (which is definitely installed - if I repeat the command
 it tells be it's already done and fully updated) I still had to do the work
 around of removing all four users from the ejabberd webadmin and restarting
 everything before I could see them in the neighbourhood views. This happens
 each time a laptop is restarted. I tried shutting everything down then
 starting up again - and the users have reappeared in Webadmin and I have to
 delete them all again and restart before it works.

After you register, you _must_ restart the laptops.  But not the
server. That's a known limitation on the XO side (that for
registration to become effective you must restart).

Reuben has been testing it, and it seems to work for him (restrating
the laptops). Perhaps you could retest with this in mind...?

 However, it is almost there - Great work Martin and XS devel team - it's a
 brilliant project, and have a great Christmas!

Thanks! Your wishes are coming through -- this is perhasp the best
xmas and new years I've had in many many years.

And with a confirmation from you, we may bless this as the good 0.5.1
we all want :-)

cheers,



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Re: [Server-devel] XS 0.5.1-dev03 with ejabberd goodness, kernel bling, Access Point workingness... looking for xmas testers

2008-12-29 Thread David Leeming
Hi Martin,

It works but you have to run through the procedure below each time you start
the XOs up with the server. 

- I have to log onto ejabberd web admin with all XOs turned off and delete
all users (time consuming for a class of 40) and then start them up.
Then it will work fine and the neighbourhood screens populate, until you
want to start again. Next time you start everything up, you will not see the
other XOs, until the procedure is repeated.


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Alternative email address: leemingda...@yahoo.com.au 



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From: Martin Langhoff [mailto:martin.langh...@gmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, 30 December 2008 10:52 a.m.
To: David Leeming
Cc: XS Devel
Subject: Re: XS 0.5.1-dev03 with ejabberd goodness, kernel bling, Access
Point workingness... looking for xmas testers

On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 10:58 PM, David Leeming
leem...@pipolfastaem.gov.sb wrote:
 Installed the new update, got ejabberd going again by removing all the
data
 and now all is working again. I now have my two test C2s and two B4s
 connected and re-registered.

Cool!

 Despite the update (which is definitely installed - if I repeat the
command
 it tells be it's already done and fully updated) I still had to do the
work
 around of removing all four users from the ejabberd webadmin and
restarting
 everything before I could see them in the neighbourhood views. This
happens
 each time a laptop is restarted. I tried shutting everything down then
 starting up again - and the users have reappeared in Webadmin and I have
to
 delete them all again and restart before it works.

After you register, you _must_ restart the laptops.  But not the
server. That's a known limitation on the XO side (that for
registration to become effective you must restart).

Reuben has been testing it, and it seems to work for him (restrating
the laptops). Perhaps you could retest with this in mind...?

 However, it is almost there - Great work Martin and XS devel team - it's a
 brilliant project, and have a great Christmas!

Thanks! Your wishes are coming through -- this is perhasp the best
xmas and new years I've had in many many years.

And with a confirmation from you, we may bless this as the good 0.5.1
we all want :-)

cheers,



martin
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Re: [Server-devel] XS 0.5.1-dev03 with ejabberd goodness, kernel bling, Access Point workingness... looking for xmas testers

2008-12-29 Thread Martin Langhoff
On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 10:04 PM, David Leeming
leem...@pipolfastaem.gov.sb wrote:
 It works but you have to run through the procedure below each time you start
 the XOs up with the server.

Hmmm, well, that's definitely not normal procedure!

 - I have to log onto ejabberd web admin with all XOs turned off and delete
 all users (time consuming for a class of 40) and then start them up.
 Then it will work fine and the neighbourhood screens populate, until you
 want to start again. Next time you start everything up, you will not see the
 other XOs, until the procedure is repeated.

I suspect there's something else happening there... on the server
there should be a log for ejabberd, /var/log/ejabberd.log I think. Can
you post it to the list or to me? That should give us something to
chew on...

cheers,


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Re: [Server-devel] XS 0.5.1-dev03 with ejabberd goodness, kernel bling, Access Point workingness... looking for xmas testers

2008-12-29 Thread Reuben K. Caron

Hmm..

Are you upgrading or doing this from fresh install?

If upgrade from what previous version?

If from fresh install can you give more detail to the exact steps you 
are performing?


(pardon me if you provided this information earlier; I quickly reviewed 
the archive and could not find anything)


Reuben


Martin Langhoff wrote:

On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 10:04 PM, David Leeming
leem...@pipolfastaem.gov.sb wrote:
  

It works but you have to run through the procedure below each time you start
the XOs up with the server.



Hmmm, well, that's definitely not normal procedure!

  

- I have to log onto ejabberd web admin with all XOs turned off and delete
all users (time consuming for a class of 40) and then start them up.
Then it will work fine and the neighbourhood screens populate, until you
want to start again. Next time you start everything up, you will not see the
other XOs, until the procedure is repeated.



I suspect there's something else happening there... on the server
there should be a log for ejabberd, /var/log/ejabberd.log I think. Can
you post it to the list or to me? That should give us something to
chew on...

cheers,


m
  


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