re: [support-gang] spectacular new XO-1.5 disassembly guides

2010-10-09 Thread pgf
i've taken a lot of XO laptops apart, and i've almost _never_ found it necessary to remove the screen completely. the two ribbon connectors that connect the screen and the backlight have a limited lifetime and should not be opened and closed needlessly. unless you're planning on removing the

Re: Suspend: RTC wakeup, sleep

2010-07-28 Thread pgf
oops. typo correction, below: i wrote: hal wrote: Can somebody give me a pointer to some sample code that will wake up a suspended system in 5 minutes? I'm assuming there is some way to do this using the alarm interrupt from the RTC. use: rtcwake -s 600 -m mem

Re: Dead Production WLAN card

2010-05-20 Thread pgf
it seems i was mistaken. the card was disabled using gnome's nm-applet. paul i wrote: nate wrote: Looks like the ESD bug strikes again... http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XO1.5_WLAN_ESD_protection On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 6:54 PM, John Watlington w...@laptop.org wrote:

Re: resizing rootfs to fit the disk

2010-03-04 Thread pgf
i'm moving a discussion-in-progress to the devel list. as background: because XO-1.5 uses an internal micro-SD for mass storage, we don't know the exact size filesystem to create at image build time. not only do we ship laptops with (currently) 2G and 4G cards, but cards of a quoted size from

slow wiki?

2009-05-29 Thread pgf
anyone know why the olpc wiki is responding so slowly? every new page i load is taking a really long time. paul =- paul fox, p...@laptop.org ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel

Re: overhead in a G1G1 environment

2009-05-29 Thread pgf
martin wrote: On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 9:03 PM, p...@laptop.org wrote: so the answer is no, it's not necessary. I'm hacking on olpc-update-query this week. I thought of offering a hook to disable it, but it's growing some useful features (even for unlocked machines). can you expand

Re: How to get sugar config values without a console?

2009-05-28 Thread pgf
martin wrote: I'm working on olpc-update-query, a script that runs without a tty (from NM hooks and cron) and needs to query Sugar configuration stuff. To make things more complicated, it runs as root :-/ It's a good thing that we have sugar-control-panel, but at least on 0.82 it

Re: overhead in a G1G1 environment

2009-05-28 Thread pgf
mikus wrote: The default that comes with the OS causes the probabilities to come true about once per day. This can be changed by the theft deterrence server for future requests in the update part of the response. olpc-update-query is also called by cron every 15 minutes. I

Re: VGA questions

2009-05-18 Thread pgf
guylhem wrote: Hello On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 20:54, Bobby Powers bobbypow...@gmail.com wrote: on a B4 (which just needed the VGA connector, no other components), Same here. I have a spare B4 board for these tests (I would like to reproduce the identical picture of the XO on a

Re: ffreep support on Geode LX (XO-1)

2009-05-07 Thread pgf
noiseehc wrote: I have just tested it on my XO and the Geode DOES NOT support the ffreep instruction. It could explain the halting shutdown when it stalls with a signal 15 (which happens to be SIGILL) and only continuing it when I switch to the other console (as I reported in [1]). So

Re: ffreep support on Geode LX (XO-1)

2009-05-07 Thread pgf
daniel wrote: 2009/5/7 NoiseEHC noise...@freemail.hu: please file a ticket at dev.laptop.org, with details on how to reproduce the ffreep issue using build 802.  (if it's only reproducible with debxo (unclear from what's been written so far), then the priority (and the fix) will

Re: Ambient light sensing via LED response

2009-05-02 Thread pgf
john wrote: By the way, has anyone really thought about this feature ? I grok the intent, but you have to make sure that kids who happen to be in brightly lit rooms (glaring fluourescents aren't uncommon) don't loose their backlight, and wonder why ? The keyboard lighting

Re: Fixing bash script bogosity - help?

2009-04-28 Thread pgf
bert wrote: On 28.04.2009, at 13:37, Martin Langhoff wrote: On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 1:19 PM, Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams ivazquez...@gmail.com wrote: Ah, I see now. Try this: bash -c 'touch $@' ${c...@]} Riiight, that works better... but Or in the case of the

Re: Fixing bash script bogosity - help?

2009-04-28 Thread pgf
bert wrote: On 28.04.2009, at 14:27, p...@laptop.org wrote: bert wrote: On 28.04.2009, at 13:37, Martin Langhoff wrote: On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 1:19 PM, Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams ivazquez...@gmail.com wrote: Ah, I see now. Try this: bash -c 'touch $@'

Re: Fixing bash script bogosity - help?

2009-04-28 Thread pgf
bert wrote: On 28.04.2009, at 15:09, p...@laptop.org wrote: bert wrote: On 28.04.2009, at 14:27, p...@laptop.org wrote: bert wrote: Maybe you should use su directly instead of runuser? won't that have the same problem? it still wants a command passed

Re: Fixing bash script bogosity - help?

2009-04-28 Thread pgf
martin wrote: On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 4:30 PM, Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.com wrote: On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 3:28 PM, Bert Freudenberg b...@freudenbergs.de wrote: $ su root -c '/bin/echo $@' /bin/echo one two three Interesting - seems to work as    runuser root

Re: [Server-devel] Fixing bash script bogosity - help?

2009-04-28 Thread pgf
andrew wrote: On Tue, 2009-04-28 at 23:25 +1200, Andrew McMillan wrote: Hi Martin, Perhaps: = #!/bin/bash -x [ -n $DEBUG ] set -o xtrace declare -a inparms declare -i i=0 while true; do

Re: [Server-devel] Fixing bash script bogosity - help?

2009-04-28 Thread pgf
bert wrote: On 28.04.2009, at 13:37, Martin Langhoff wrote: On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 1:19 PM, Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams ivazquez...@gmail.com wrote: Ah, I see now. Try this: bash -c 'touch $@' ${c...@]} Riiight, that works better... but Or in the case of the

Re: CL1B power distribution

2009-04-27 Thread pgf
chris wrote: Hi, the most likely case i can think of involves being able to allow USB input devices to remain alive during suspend (for wakeup purposes), while powering down other devices (disks?) for power savings. Hm, I think the USB controller probably turns

Re: Fixing bash script bogosity - help?

2009-04-27 Thread pgf
hi martin -- I have a simple shell scripting problem :-) you'll find attached a shell script that ships with ejabberd. It is a fairly straightforward bit of code, and allows us to control bits of the ejabberd internals with a nice cli interface. (Feel free to skip the start / stop bits of

Re: [Server-devel] Fixing bash script bogosity - help?

2009-04-27 Thread pgf
hi martin -- I have a simple shell scripting problem :-) you'll find attached a shell script that ships with ejabberd. It is a fairly straightforward bit of code, and allows us to control bits of the ejabberd internals with a nice cli interface. (Feel free to skip the start / stop bits of

Re: CL1B power distribution

2009-04-26 Thread pgf
john wrote: Quick straw poll on how many people think it is useful enough have individual control over the power supplied to each connector to raise the cost of the laptop by $0.15 ? the most likely case i can think of involves being able to allow USB input devices to remain alive during

Re: CL1B power distribution

2009-04-25 Thread pgf
smith wrote: Additional changes from Gen 1 include the ability to both measure DC input current and VIN voltage, as well as EC control over the current drawn from the DC input. The intent was to better support charging directly from solar panels. I hope that this will be available

Re: CL1B power distribution

2009-04-25 Thread pgf
wad wrote: This is the current power distribution diagram for A-phase CL1B, identifying what we can power, when, and how. wad -- a few questions -- for some i can guess at the answer, but better to ask and be sure: - if there are no USB devices inserted, is there an advantage

Re: [Sugar-devel] Notes on service discovery XS/XO

2009-04-21 Thread pgf
martin wrote: On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 2:05 AM, da...@lang.hm wrote: also note that this will require that you run some sort of DNS cache on the The standard dns resolver libs on linux (part of glibc?) caches alright. All platforms I know cache things alright, and it's fairly

Re: [Server-devel] [Sugar-devel] Notes on service discovery XS/XO

2009-04-21 Thread pgf
martin wrote: On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 2:05 AM, da...@lang.hm wrote: also note that this will require that you run some sort of DNS cache on the The standard dns resolver libs on linux (part of glibc?) caches alright. All platforms I know cache things alright, and it's fairly

Re: #9307 NORM Not Tri: 100% reliable way to test a DCON creates the wrong colors bug

2009-04-20 Thread pgf
noiseehc wrote: I am not sure if anybody reads the OLPC trac anymore but this demo can show us a DCON bug which probably should be fixed in the gen 1.5 version. Since the program reproduces the bug in 100% of the time, I wish you good debugging. (If it turns out to be just an X bug then

Re: Notes on service discovery XS/XO

2009-04-20 Thread pgf
benjamin m. schwartz wrote: Martin Langhoff wrote: The short of it is that mdns/dns-sd make sense for a small, underutilised network of peers. They assume that the network is a cheap resource, that broadcast messages are cheap, and that there is no coordinating server. mDNS

Re: [Sugar-devel] Notes on service discovery XS/XO

2009-04-20 Thread pgf
martin wrote: On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 3:53 PM, Jonas Smedegaard d...@jones.dk wrote: DNS-SD using unicast DNS seems reasonable to me too. If we can do without the avahi gunk, and use it in a way that is not optimised for user driven browsing but for automated selection of services,

Re: [Sugar-devel] Notes on service discovery XS/XO

2009-04-20 Thread pgf
jonas wrote: -BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 09:45:28AM -0400, p...@laptop.org wrote: benjamin m. schwartz wrote: Martin Langhoff wrote: The short of it is that mdns/dns-sd make sense for a small, underutilised network of peers. They

Re: [Server-devel] [Sugar-devel] Notes on service discovery XS/XO

2009-04-20 Thread pgf
jonas wrote: -BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 09:45:28AM -0400, p...@laptop.org wrote: benjamin m. schwartz wrote: Martin Langhoff wrote: The short of it is that mdns/dns-sd make sense for a small, underutilised network of peers. They

powerd on XS?

2009-04-17 Thread pgf
martin and i just had a short exchange off-list that we realized should probably be moved on-list. here's an edited transcript: To: Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.com From:p...@laptop.org Subject: Re: Bxl testing report - April 16th hi martin -- i've been

Re: new releases of powerd and olpc-kbdshim (alt. power mgmnt)

2009-04-13 Thread pgf
i wrote: olpc-kbdshim should work on the latest rawhide releases. (i hope -- feedback please, i haven't had a chance to try rawhide myself.) i've gotten my feedback: in a word, don't bother. :-) the grab keys might work, but rotation is broken, not only because the location of

new releases of powerd and olpc-kbdshim (alt. power mgmnt)

2009-04-12 Thread pgf
info that comes with the packages, i'll just refer directly there. olpc-kbdshim is described in its README: http://dev.laptop.org/git/users/pgf/olpc-kbdshim/tree/README powerd is described by commentary in the core script itself: http://dev.laptop.org/git/users/pgf/powerd/tree/powerd

Re: move to rawhide update

2009-04-07 Thread pgf
peter, and greg -- greg wrote: Whichever way you go, strong leadership, patience, and many hands are required to fight through the problems. If the community cares enough and develops the necessary leadership, the project moves forward. But it's never easy. It is my hope that

Re: move to rawhide update

2009-04-07 Thread pgf
john wrote: It looks like perhaps the kernel changes have slipped right through the F11 schedule. Is it seriously likely that the F11 kernel for the record, this was a conscious decision. everyone knew there wouldn't be time to get XO-specific changes upstream, and back to fedora, before

Re: GPS on XO

2009-04-06 Thread pgf
hal wrote: in particular, the part about getting maps should be more specific: maps are big, so you'll want to put them on SD or USB. roadmap will look for maps in a top-level directory called RoadMap.maps, plus in any subdirectories of RoadMap.maps. as long as the full path is

Re: [BULK] Re: GPS on XO

2009-04-06 Thread pgf
hal wrote: i confess i'm not sure who mounts the drive. i suspect most people will say Not a bug. i should be able to make that work in the RoadMap activity. i'll take a look. It really is a bug. All sorts of command line code gets in trouble if there are spaces in

Re: GPS on XO

2009-04-04 Thread pgf
hal wrote: From the Testing summary Roadmap-3 Map of California came up, could move around easily. Interesting timing. Thanks. I'm about to go on a long drive and it would be fun to be able to watch where I'm going on my XO. I've got a USB GPS device that shows up on

Re: Announcing Fedora 11 Beta for XO

2009-04-03 Thread pgf
peter wrote: It is as far as I'm aware plain rawhide which means it will be sugar 0.84 with default Fedora power stuff using the new devicekit [1]. All the hardware should work as expected and if it doesn't please report it, either here or in the Fedora Bugzilla. i don't understand.

Re: Announcing Fedora 11 Beta for XO

2009-04-03 Thread pgf
peter wrote:   It is as far as I'm aware plain rawhide which means it will be sugar   0.84 with default Fedora power stuff using the new devicekit [1]. All   the hardware should work as expected and if it doesn't please report   it, either here or in the Fedora Bugzilla. i don't

Re: announce: alternate power management

2009-04-01 Thread pgf
.) anyway, code is available here:    http://dev.laptop.org/git/users/pgf/powerd/ and rpms are here:    http://dev.laptop.org/~pgf/rpms/ you'll need to install both olpc-kbdshim and olpc-powerd (in that order).  when installed, olpc-powerd disables ohmd, and reenables

Re: [Sugar-devel] instructions for flashing SoaS on a XO

2009-03-22 Thread pgf
mitch wrote: My XO Boots but gets stuck loading the initrd. OFW Q2E34 Here is what I see on the screen Boot device: /nandflash:\boot\olpc.fth Arguments: Boot device: /nandflash:\boot\vmlinuz0 Arguments: root=mtd0 rootfstype=jffs2 liveimg console=tty0

Re: announce: alternate power management

2009-03-20 Thread pgf
albert wrote: pgf writes: so: i've packaged a new version of powerd. the big change is that it now allows for the two modes of operation i mentioned last week on the list: dim sleep, screen on sleep, screen off

Re: announce: alternate power management

2009-03-19 Thread pgf
at least one i still can't really explain. (but it was after a couple of glasses of wine, so who knows.) code: http://dev.laptop.org/git/users/pgf/powerd/ rpms: http://dev.laptop.org/~pgf/rpms/ paul p...@laptop.org wrote: hi -- i had an itch that needed scratching

Re: improving XO connectivity rates

2009-03-16 Thread pgf
martin wrote: On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 2:36 AM, Daniel Drake d...@laptop.org wrote: Actually, the connection succeeds, the problem is that the Good debugging! you can find the .c source on the ticket and compile it yourself the thread on the dbus list is quite scary. OTOH,

Re: improving XO connectivity rates

2009-03-16 Thread pgf
daniel wrote: 2009/3/16 p...@laptop.org: i cringe every time i see a sleep in code like this -- network setup takes long enough as it is. The sleep is not in the network setup path. It happens after the DHCP client has established connectivity and notified networkmanager of

Re: announce: alternate power management

2009-03-14 Thread pgf
mikus wrote: configurable timeouts for screen dim and sleep. the dim level is configurable. My XO systems are plugged in to the AC, so I normally leave them running 24/7. But in the middle of the night if I happen to walk by, I notice if they are acting as light sources. Two

Re: announce: alternate power management

2009-03-14 Thread pgf
i wrote: b) i've seen out-of-sync ebook switch behavior -- i.e., the event being reported (ebook open/close) exactly mismatches the physical condition of ebook mode. since this behavior was described for the lid switch in #5703 (and fixed), i'm guessing the ebook

Re: announce: alternate power management

2009-03-14 Thread pgf
the power button, these are not detected. I don't know why at the moment... odd. ohmd uses dbus for various things, but i would have assumed that would work. 3. with the OLPC kernel and this olpc-kbdshim and olpc-powerd (which by the way are really realy nice, thanks a million pgf!) the XO suspends

Re: announce: alternate power management

2009-03-14 Thread pgf
scott wrote: 3. with the OLPC kernel and this olpc-kbdshim and olpc-powerd (which by the way are really realy nice, thanks a million pgf!) the XO suspends when via lid switch and the power button. great! did you try the grab keys and rotation? (those are just olpc

announce: alternate power management

2009-03-13 Thread pgf
, and not using external devices, so i sort of forgot about this case.) anyway, code is available here: http://dev.laptop.org/git/users/pgf/powerd/ and rpms are here: http://dev.laptop.org/~pgf/rpms/ you'll need to install both olpc-kbdshim and olpc-powerd (in that order). when

Re: [Sugar-devel] announce: alternate power management

2009-03-13 Thread pgf
is available here:    http://dev.laptop.org/git/users/pgf/powerd/ and rpms are here:    http://dev.laptop.org/~pgf/rpms/ you'll need to install both olpc-kbdshim and olpc-powerd (in that order).  when installed, olpc-powerd disables ohmd, and reenables it when uninstalled

Re: extend the memory flash space with an SD card to build open80211s

2009-03-12 Thread pgf
rekik wrote: Hi, I tried to build the kernel open80211s on a group of machines which use ubuntu 8.10 and it's work. Now I had to build it on an XO. The problem is that I don't have enough space on my flash memory ( 1Go ). So, I had to extend it with an SD card ( to have a space 1024

fixing broken wiki-to-git links

2009-03-11 Thread pgf
with the recent switchover from, uh, whatever we were using before, to cgit on dev.laptop.org, there are now many stale links on wiki.laptop.org (and possibly some at sugarlabs as well, i suppose). if you do a google search on wiki.laptop.org for url:dev.laptop.org/git you'll get almost 200 hits

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2009-03-04 Thread pgf
daemon was already looking at every input event, it seemed a natural place to implement the rotation feature. and after doing that, the name seemed like it should change. so, announcing olpc-kbdshim. source: http://dev.laptop.org/git?p=users/pgf/olpc-kbdshim rpm: http://dev.laptop.org/~pgf

Re: testers needed: grab keys and touchpad rotation

2009-03-04 Thread pgf
=users/pgf/olpc-kbdshim rpm: http://dev.laptop.org/~pgf/rpms/olpc-kbdshim-1-1.i386.rpm after installing the rpm you need to fully reboot your laptop to get the plumbing set up properly. the rpm includes a new command olpc-rotate which takes care of all the mechanics of screen

Re: [Sugar-devel] testers wanted: grab keys, and touchpad rotation

2009-03-04 Thread pgf
bert wrote: Just tried it on my XO at build 800 - works like a charm, both the scrolling and rotation. Yay! great! The only nit I have to pick is the inverted direction of scrolling. With both a scroll-wheel and my MacBook's two-finger scroll, moving down does scroll down.

Re: [Sugar-devel] testers needed: grab keys and touchpad rotation

2009-03-04 Thread pgf
wade wrote: Cool! I'm looking forward to trying this when I get back to my XO I wonder though, is there a reason this has to be a separate daemon, and can't just being part of the HPGK driver with a /sys/... interface for control? it's a daemon very largely because much of the code

Re: What to expect from developers, are there any left?

2009-03-02 Thread pgf
noiseehc wrote: Sorry, I wanted to post it toplevel. p...@laptop.org wrote: but like david, i think that currently neither olpc nor sugarlabs is going to foster or champion their use: olpc has no resources for s/w development, and as far as i can tell, sugarlabs is

Re: rotate button sucks on the XO

2009-03-02 Thread pgf
noiseehc wrote: The question remains whether we make it rotate to match the closed ebook mode or match the rotated opened-like-a-book mode. there's no good answer to this, because there's no way to make it do the right thing automatically. the lid switch can't be used, because by definition

Re: Screen rotation -- My two cents

2009-03-02 Thread pgf
james wrote: I have experienced the frustration of trying to use the mouse pad when in ebook mode (actually not quite ebook mode, since you have to open the XO a bit to get your finger on the mousepad). The reason I need to do it is that when I'm using View Slides the enormous mouse

Re: rotate button sucks on the XO

2009-03-01 Thread pgf
while i can understand the frustration when something that seems simple and obvious doesn't work, starting wout with sucks probably isn't the best way to get people to listen to your issues. how do other people feel about this problem? are there any good reasons to _not_ make the touchpad

Re: rotate button sucks on the XO

2009-03-01 Thread pgf
eben wrote: Start with the most basic, and build up. There's a limited set of buttons there; that's something to be dealt with. Video game consoles have done a pretty good job with similar limitations. At least in the 90s they did. These days they've caved in to many more buttons.

Re: [Sugar-devel] OS/X11 support for XO-1 hardware?

2009-02-26 Thread pgf
benjamin m. schwartz wrote: There are lots of good reasons to play with screen resolution. My favorite reason is that reducing the resolution to 800x600 would make all graphical operations runs twice as fast, and use half as much memory, while introducing a negligible drop in display

Re: [Sugar-devel] Future of Rainbow + Sugar?

2009-02-24 Thread pgf
bert wrote: On 24.02.2009, at 19:09, Carol Farlow Lerche wrote: ... Asking for better documentation doesn't imply that the facility is new. It recognizes that development has reached a local minimum in an important component that is not well understood by many. My post was a

Re: Opportunity for speedup

2009-02-19 Thread pgf
mitch wrote: Bobby Powers wrote: - its designed to be as light as possible, using syscalls instead of libc functions as much as possible (the only thing we use libc for is string comparison, which could be replaced with a local function). while its written like this, I haven't worked

Re: new mailing list for other distros?

2009-02-18 Thread pgf
da...@lang.hm wrote: On Wed, 18 Feb 2009, qu...@laptop.org wrote: On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 04:14:05PM +0800, Carlos Nazareno wrote: I will have my two XO's there, I will try to have them running different flavors of DebXO (from USB sticks if nothing else, but quite possibly from

Re: price point + sales to individuals

2009-02-18 Thread pgf
bert wrote: On 18.02.2009, at 18:01, John Watlington wrote: We already have a developer program where we give away laptops to interested people. This is for people already committed, already part of the community. It's a great program, I got my XOs from it. it's also only

Re: power consumption after shutdown

2009-02-16 Thread pgf
frederick wrote: In a discussion thread like this, it would good to have a source code link for all to reference, now and in the future. Thanks for all the contributions! unfortunately, the code in question (i.e., the EC firmware) is one of the few small bodies of code on the XO which isn't

Re: power consumption after shutdown

2009-02-14 Thread pgf
edward wrote: On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 8:38 PM, Chris Ball c...@laptop.org wrote: Hi, by default the wireless card remains alive to participate in a potential mesh network, disabling wireless should give you a lot more time. You're thinking of sleep mode, not the

Re: power consumption after shutdown

2009-02-13 Thread pgf
benjamin m. schwartz wrote: -BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 Mikus Grinbergs wrote: I take this to mean that *something* was draining some power for the two days the XO was sitting in its shut down state. All rechargeable batteries lose stored energy over time.

Re: Treatise on Formatting FLASH Storage Devices

2009-02-04 Thread pgf
da...@lang.hm wrote: On Wed, 4 Feb 2009, Mitch Bradley wrote: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/How_to_Damage_a_FLASH_Storage_Device Read it and weep. this completely ignores wear leveling, which is very nessasary for just about any filesystem, but especially for FAT (which appear to

Re: keyboard handling (was Re: OLPC where to go development advice.)

2009-02-02 Thread pgf
s wrote: Summary: I updated http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Enabling_XO_features_on_other_distributions http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Keyboard_shortcuts and several other pages, but mysteries remain. p...@laptop.org usefully responded: I have zero clue where to find the keymapping

Re: OLPC where to go development advice.

2009-02-01 Thread pgf
paul wrote: Thanks for all the advice, I've gotten ubuntu installed. One OLPC question and one GTK question OLPC: where exactly is the keyboard mapping file that would let me change the behavior of the screen orientation button? this will be different under ubuntu-on-XO, i believe.

Re: Touchpad problem

2009-02-01 Thread pgf
bernie wrote: Daniel Drake wrote: 2009/1/31 Tiago Marques tiago...@gmail.com: Almost already as I started using it, I noticed that sometimes the touchpad would be irresponsive. I may use it for hours without having a problem but, when it happens, it usually doesn't start

Re: OLPC where to go development advice.

2009-02-01 Thread pgf
paul wrote: this will be different under ubuntu-on-XO, I want to write some code that runs in Tablet mode and I need one more key. So I want to disable the screen rotation. Currently even under ubuntu it rotates the screen. I'm a linux newbee so I have zero clue where to find the

Re: OLPC where to go development advice.

2009-02-01 Thread pgf
i wrote: i just booted ubuntu to see how they do it -- turns out it's easy. they use a program called xbindkeys to bind all of the special XO to be clear, they isn't ubuntu. they is the person (who goes by the moniker teapot) who put together binary release you downloaded. a pure ubuntu

Re: Touchpad problem

2009-02-01 Thread pgf
daniel wrote: 2009/2/1 p...@laptop.org: i asked dan the same thing. the only true fix i know of in 8.2.1 keeps the touchpad from locking up entirely on occasion. this happens only rarely in earlier releases (and can be corrected by suspending/resuming the laptop). That's what

Re: OLPC upgrades

2009-01-30 Thread pgf
samuel wrote: On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 9:18 AM, Frank Ch. Eigler f...@redhat.com wrote: Mitch Bradley w...@laptop.org writes: [...] It's also worth pointing out that the new low-power x86 processors, Atom being the poster child, are still stuck with power-hungry support chips -

Re: Backlight control

2009-01-24 Thread pgf
marco pesenti gritti wrote: On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 5:23 AM, John Watlington w...@laptop.org wrote: What can I call from an activity (in python) to indicate that the backlight should be turned off ? I'm playing with a photoframe app, and want to have the ability to

Re: Backlight control

2009-01-24 Thread pgf
tomeu wrote: On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 15:50, Marco Pesenti Gritti marc...@sugarlabs.org wrote: On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 3:43 PM, p...@laptop.org wrote: but if ohmd is going to be in the middle, then the published api for requesting those changes should be more transparent than

Re: Backlight control

2009-01-24 Thread pgf
marco pesenti gritti wrote: On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 4:07 PM, p...@laptop.org wrote: http://git.sugarlabs.org/projects/sugar/repos/mainline/blobs/master/src/jarabe/m odel/screen.py it looks like there's a missing assignment to _ohm_service (i.e., to save the connection so it

Re: Backlight control

2009-01-24 Thread pgf
michael wrote: David -- why quibble over ohm when you've got NM and HAL to worry about? Paul -- why are the /sys nodes only writable by root? discounting, possible denial-of-brightness attacks by malicious screen hackers, no particularly good reason that i know of. well, other than

Re: Backlight control

2009-01-24 Thread pgf
marco pesenti gritti wrote: On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 4:07 PM, p...@laptop.org wrote: right -- there's only a python dependency in that when someone asks how do i change the brightness, they're pointed to python code. :-) Well... Wad needed it for a python activity. And even if you

Re: Lighttpd problem

2009-01-19 Thread pgf
rodrigo padula de oliveira wrote: Hello Guys, I've installed lighttpd in my XO, but when i restarted them, i cant start the lighttpd service again. The problem is with the log files on /var/log/lighttod. The system clean this folder when restarting ? yes. /var/log is in a

Re: Lighttpd problem

2009-01-19 Thread pgf
rodrigo padula de oliveira wrote: p...@laptop.org escreveu: rodrigo padula de oliveira wrote: Hello Guys, I've installed lighttpd in my XO, but when i restarted them, i cant start the lighttpd service again. The problem is with the log files on

Re: OLPC trac not allowing login?

2009-01-18 Thread pgf
gary c martin wrote: Any one else getting Invalid username or password errors trying to log in to trac? https://dev.laptop.org/login yes. me too. =- paul fox, p...@laptop.org ___ Devel mailing list

Re: Nand blaster with 30 XOs

2009-01-12 Thread pgf
ricardo wrote: Mitch, Nandblaster is a blast! We updated 29 XOs in less than 30 minutes (most in less than 20 minutes). neat. Just one XO froze (two times), but this unit seems problematic anyway. I am attaching the stats for the other 28. There is a minor caveat (that is not

touchpad tunables

2009-01-10 Thread pgf
current staging releases (9 and higher, i believe) contain some new parameters which were added to the mouse driver. these settings allow tweaking various timeouts related to touchpad recalibration. (i'd appreciate it someone running an 8.2.1 staging candidate could verify these parameters

Re: touchpad tunables

2009-01-10 Thread pgf
sigh. when am i going to learn not to tweak shell scripts in my mailer buffer i wrote: if [ $(whoami) = root ] please change that to if [ $(whoami) != root ] paul =- paul fox, p...@laptop.org ___ Devel mailing list

Re: touchpad tunables

2009-01-10 Thread pgf
gary c martin wrote: Hi Paul On 10 Jan 2009, at 17:29, p...@laptop.org wrote: (i'd appreciate it someone running an 8.2.1 staging candidate could verify these parameters really are present -- i'm running a development kernel.) Not sure if this helps, but just looked in

Re: [Sugar-devel] Leaving

2009-01-09 Thread pgf
tomeu wrote: On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 09:07, Edward Cherlin echer...@gmail.com wrote: On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 10:50 PM, C. Scott Ananian csc...@cscott.net wrote: Like many others, Friday will be my last day employed by OLPC. I've enjoyed working on the project a lot, and hope to find

see ya'

2009-01-09 Thread pgf
not around, or whatever. hope i can help out somehow. my home address is p...@laptop.org, but pgf (or paul) @laptop will continue to work for some time, i believe. paul =- paul fox, p...@laptop.org ___ Devel mailing list Devel

Re: see ya'

2009-01-09 Thread pgf
oops jameson wrote: my home address is p...@laptop.org, but pgf (or paul) @laptop will continue to work for some time, i believe. I believe your fingers didn't type what your brain was thinking. yes, i meant to type p...@foxharp.boston.ma.us paul =- paul

Re: Fwd: Flash plugin not recognised by Firefox on the OLPC

2009-01-06 Thread pgf
shivaprasad wrote: Ok. I tried installing from the link given in the Firefox page of the OLPC wiki ( http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Firefox ) . It works fine if I install it from a .tar.gz file but doesn't if it is installed from a .rpm file? Any ideas? i think i already said something about

Re: Fedora Desktop on XO

2009-01-06 Thread pgf
chris wrote: Hi Peter, How did you go with this? Did you have any luck? I also realised that if you drop gnome-user-share you'll drop all the httpd requirements. Yep, it worked! I had RPM conflicts in GConf2 (against GConf2-dbus, both ship the same .mo files) and

Re: Devel Digest, Vol 34, Issue 86

2008-12-24 Thread pgf
mitch wrote: d...@laptop.org wrote: On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 8:08 PM, p...@laptop.org wrote: ssh host keys are probably generated on first boot as well. with partitioning support, it should be possible to have a r.o. root overlaid by a unionfs writeable mount, so

Re: Deployment image customization

2008-12-23 Thread pgf
morgan wrote: On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 18:29, Daniel Drake d...@laptop.org wrote: On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 2:19 PM, Greg Smith gregsmitho...@gmail.com wrote: ... The biggest challenge I see is to find those things which you do not want to clone from the source XO. The only things

Re: Deployment image customization

2008-12-23 Thread pgf
daniel wrote: On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 8:08 PM, p...@laptop.org wrote: ssh host keys are probably generated on first boot as well. with partitioning support, it should be possible to have a r.o. root overlaid by a unionfs writeable mount, so machine-specific changes don't modify

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