Re: XOs with no sound

2008-12-31 Thread Philipp Kocher
Alsa keeps the values in memory and writes it into the /etc/alsa/asound.state file during shutdown. The file has a new timestamp, so someone is writing into it at least. Sorry my master asound.state file was working but not standard. I have now 5 values that are different between a standard XO

Re: XOs with no sound

2008-12-31 Thread James Cameron
On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 03:52:05PM +0700, Philipp Kocher wrote: Alsa keeps the values in memory and writes it into the /etc/alsa/asound.state file during shutdown. The file has a new timestamp, so someone is writing into it at least. Okay, that must be a build 767 thing. Recent

Re: New joyride build 2613

2008-12-31 Thread Morgan Collett
On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 21:42, Mikus Grinbergs mi...@bga.com wrote: -sugar 0.83.4-2.olpc4 +sugar 0.83.3-1.olpc4 What was wrong with sugar 0.83.4 ? I also wonder why sugar and sugar-toolkit were reverted. Why not start putting 0.84 in Joyride ? 0.84 will only be released in early March:

Re: performance work

2008-12-31 Thread Neil Graham
On Tue, 2008-12-30 at 20:41 -0700, Jordan Crouse wrote: I'm curious as to why reads from video memory are so slow, On standard video cards it's slow because there is quite a division between the CPU and the video memory, but on the geode isn't the video memory shared in the same SDRAM as

anonymous gray activity circles

2008-12-31 Thread Tony Anderson
I believe that these circles result from the activity initiating a new top-level window. Sugar provides an activity with a window. It is expected that the activity will pack it's widgets into a vbox in that window. Imported activities naturally create a top-level window. Tony Message: 3

Re: performance work

2008-12-31 Thread Jordan Crouse
Neil Graham wrote: On Tue, 2008-12-30 at 20:41 -0700, Jordan Crouse wrote: I'm curious as to why reads from video memory are so slow, On standard video cards it's slow because there is quite a division between the CPU and the video memory, but on the geode isn't the video memory shared in

1cc network outage

2008-12-31 Thread Henry Edward Hardy
We had an interruption in network services at 1cc from about 10:30 am to 11:15 am this morning. This affected the reverse proxy server serving the wiki as well as phone and network services at 1cc. --HH. -- We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete

9.1.0 meeting - 2PM US ET Today 12/31

2008-12-31 Thread Greg Smith
Hi All, I'll be on IRC freenode.net #olpc-meeting at 2PM US ET today. Minutes of last weeks meeting and this weeks agenda are here: http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/devel/2008-December/022085.html We can table the agenda and call it a year unless there are updates or other comments. Happy

Re: performance work

2008-12-31 Thread Michael Stone
On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 09:20:27AM -0700, Jordan Crouse wrote: The solution to the performance problems is good old fashioned elbow grease These are the sorts of things that we need to find and squash - and yes, it will be very time consuming and a little boring. Several anecdotes for your

Re: performance work

2008-12-31 Thread Greg Smith
Hi All, Great thread. I don't know the history but I completely agree with Jordan. A dedicated team of engineers takes at least two years of software to optimize available resources. The main memory - video memory debate is age old. Until someone builds a better programming language and

Re: performance work

2008-12-31 Thread Wade Brainerd
I agree with Jordan. You just have to sit down and do the work to optimize the code, either finding the fastest path through hardware and software stack. I've rewritten Bounce twice now for performance just to hold on to 20fps on the XO. Colors! has been through many performance iterations as

Re: performance work

2008-12-31 Thread Greg Smith
Hi All, Answering two e-mails on one pass. I agree, its hard work. Wade, I believe this thread is about optimizing the XO OS and GUI. That's why I call the requirement General_UI_sluggishness. Optimizing applications is yet another challenge. I'm all for people doing that hard work and

Re: performance work

2008-12-31 Thread Wade Brainerd
Hi Greg, I think there's actually a lot of overlap between activity performance work and OS performance work. The bottlenecks I encountered and resolved were in PyGTK, Cairo, the Python interpreter, librsvg, etc. These are the many of the same libraries which are believed to cause sluggishness

Re: performance work

2008-12-31 Thread Mikus Grinbergs
What I find discouraging is mentally comparing the responsiveness in use of F10-based Joyride builds against what I remember (perhaps mistakenly) of responsiveness with Ship.2 builds. [I don't currently have a Ship.2 system on hand for direct comparison.] Examples of my (non-performance)

Re: Installing Flash on the OLPC

2008-12-31 Thread genesee
Dear =S Page, As the social analog of town drunk on this list, I am flattered as hell to be lumped in with the smart set! ¬°Gracias! genesee S Page-2 wrote: you're just making the smart smarter still. -- View this message in context:

Re: Flash wiki entries

2008-12-31 Thread Carlos Nazareno
gently Many more people are going to read http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Adobe_Flash page than follow this mailing list. Your effect on XO users by only answering problems here is limited, you're just making the smart smarter still. Just in time for New Year's resolutions: edit the wiki page

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

2008-12-31 Thread Anna
2008/12/31 David Leeming leem...@pipolfastaem.gov.sb I want to do a new install but can you let me know if I can install Samba and how to set up access to a shared folder on a Windows PC on the LAN as I have a large content collection and it takes ages to copy it all again by flash drive. Or