Re: random questions

2007-08-20 Thread John Watlington
On Aug 19, 2007, at 4:21 AM, NoiseEHC wrote: Care was also taken to avoid hysteresis attacks: it is not possible to enable capture from the microphone or camera for such a short time that the LEDs do not noticeably light. -- page 9, http://cups.cs.cmu.edu/soups/2007/proceedings/

Re: Board Revision

2007-08-24 Thread John Watlington
The change list from Quanta: 1. Reserved ESD Protected IC for Speaker Left/Right (U67,U68) Channel and PS/2 interface (U66). – EC 3B00,3B01 (Page 12,13) 2. Connect U39 charger IC pin 124 to REF5V for supplier recommend for unused pin. – EC 3B02 (Page 18) 3. Change R345/360Ohm

Question about Libertas and anycast_mask

2007-08-31 Thread John Watlington
Dan, The Reliance team in India is having trouble getting the anycast_mask flag set. A mesh interface is configured and up and running. They echo 1 / sys/class/net/msh0/anycast_mask, but subsequent cat /sys/class/net/msh0/anycast_mask return 0. I've never run into this. Can anyone

Re: Question about Libertas and anycast_mask

2007-08-31 Thread John Watlington
You nailed it. They had accidentally installed an old version of firmware, thanks to some out-of-date wiki instructions. Thanks, John On Aug 31, 2007, at 10:08 AM, Dan Williams wrote: On Fri, 2007-08-31 at 10:03 -0400, John Watlington wrote: Dan, The Reliance team in India

Nepalese have right attitude

2007-09-05 Thread John Watlington
Haven't we all had products that demanded live sacrifices ? Goats sacrificed to fix Nepal jet http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6979292.stm I never splurged on a goat, much less two. Maybe on XO suspend/resume (Robert, can we expense them ?) Cheers, wad

Re: Nepalese have right attitude

2007-09-05 Thread John Watlington
it during a business lunch meeting. r. Jim Gettys [EMAIL PROTECTED] 09/05/2007 10:38 PM Please respond to [EMAIL PROTECTED] To John Watlington [EMAIL PROTECTED] cc Robert Fadel [EMAIL PROTECTED], OLPC Developer's List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject Re: Nepalese have right attitude So

Re: radio off guarantee?

2007-09-18 Thread John Watlington
Suppose I'm someplace where I don't expect or want to do any mesh networking. How much would turning off the radio help battery life? Last I checked, the effect was very small. There will be occasional scans as the unit hunts around for nearby radios. One could save more by making those

Re: #3469 HIGH Trial-3: Human readable file names in the journal

2007-09-18 Thread John Watlington
, at 11:41 AM, Marco Pesenti Gritti wrote: Looks like I don't have access to that part of teamwiki... Are you planning to make this public? Marco On 9/18/07, John Watlington [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Marco, I apologize that this was discussed at a school server meeting and we didn't

Random reboot question

2007-10-17 Thread John Watlington
Is it in any way likely that memory errors could lead an x86 system to reboot ? In the past, I have worked with systems where this was possible (it trapped unimplemented instructions to implement OS calls, one of which was reboot). I can't think of an equivalent situation with the laptop

Re: [design] Lack of built-in serial and // port ?

2007-10-23 Thread John Watlington
Samir, You are ignoring the economics of the situation. A full USB/serial interface now costs about the same as the voltage level shifter necessary to interface to RS-232, due to economies of scale. OLPC is not in the business of shipping old, obsolete, computer equipment to the developing

X won't come up on C2

2007-10-24 Thread John Watlington
We are having an impossible time getting X to come up on C2 machines. And X takes forever to stop trying to come up when we switch to init level 3. The error message spewed out on the console is: AUDIT: date time : pid: X: client 1 rejected from local host (uid 500) Xlib: connection to

Today's testing at CSMC

2007-10-24 Thread John Watlington
We came in this morning to find that almost all machines not equipped with the latest (.3) kernel had crashed with trac ticket #4322. The exceptions to this were one machine which had crashed w. #4431, one which had powered itself off, and one which had rebooted. We've upgraded all machines

Re: Today's testing at CSMC

2007-10-24 Thread John Watlington
On Oct 24, 2007, at 8:52 AM, Mary Lou Jepsen wrote: Sounds like the suspend/resume bugs are about the same as C-build and the software has slid back (regressed a little). Just to verify - how many units are you testing is it 10? (what is the sample size - kim says it's 42 which is an

Re: X won't come up on C2

2007-10-24 Thread John Watlington
On Oct 24, 2007, at 10:14 AM, Bernardo Innocenti wrote: On 10/24/07 04:28, John Watlington wrote: We are having an impossible time getting X to come up on C2 machines. And X takes forever to stop trying to come up when we switch to init level 3. I've never seen a C2 machine yet. What

Re: X won't come up on C2

2007-10-24 Thread John Watlington
On Oct 24, 2007, at 12:22 PM, C. Scott Ananian wrote: On 10/24/07, John Watlington [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: If it's Trial3, try this: umount /home/olpc/.Xauthority This seems to be related to machines which change their hostname or IP address after first boot; I'm not sure exactly which

Re: Reporting bugs

2007-10-29 Thread John Watlington
I don't know about the bug in question, but frequently the reporter doesn't include enough information for us to decide if a bug is a duplicate, or how to reproduce it, etc. Yes, properly reporting a bug takes time. If a reporter can't afford the time to report the bug, or respond to

Re: MP Build... FYI

2007-11-03 Thread John Watlington
There shouldn't be any problems if 624 is used for MP. The testing process is there for a reason, and should be strictly followed. The DCON bug that 625 fixes (#4479) will only show up on a small number of machines, and it's frequency is low enough in normal operation of our current software

Re: MP Build... FYI

2007-11-03 Thread John Watlington
. Regards, Kim On 11/4/07, John Watlington [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: There shouldn't be any problems if 624 is used for MP. The testing process is there for a reason, and should be strictly followed. The DCON bug that 625 fixes (#4479) will only show up on a small number of machines

C2 vs. C1/B4/B3 vs B2

2007-11-26 Thread John Watlington
There has been some question about what might or might not work on different builds of laptops. The laptops MUST be running the latest firmware (q2d05 or later) and a recent kernel for the following to be true. Everything works on a C2 with the exception of a few items in Trac and some

Re: clean installation of 643.

2007-12-03 Thread John Watlington
The autoinstaller is not working properly. This is a known problem, but given that the preferred method of upgrade is now over the network, it has not been a priority. To install the firmware from a USB stick using OFW: flash path_to_file where path_to_file is usually something like

Re: wow, wireless go BOOM!

2007-12-11 Thread John Watlington
Yes, as we don't recommend running anything later than 406 on a B2, we should produce 406.16 with the new libertas firmware. In the meantime, you can patch 406.15 pretty simply: wget http://dev.laptop.org/pub/firmware/libertas/ usb8388-5.110.20.p42.bin mv usb8388-5.110.20.p42.bin

Re: connection to jabber.laptop.org

2007-12-13 Thread John Watlington
On Dec 13, 2007, at 1:05 PM, Giannis Galanis wrote: I also installed the rpm in custom machine(not a school server) in 1CC. I must note that the ejabberdctl-extra.diff patch in the wiki page is for another version than 1.1.4. I used the config file ejabberd.cgf which I got from

Re: olpc devel qlikview

2007-12-13 Thread John Watlington
Can anyone tell me how a project owner is determined by git ? On Dec 13, 2007, at 6:54 PM, Walter Bender wrote: The folks at qliktech analyzed the git tree for us: http://demo.qliktech.com/qlikview/ajax/olpc/ enjoy. -walter -- Walter Bender One Laptop per Child http://laptop.org

Re: multiple MTD partitions

2007-12-16 Thread John Watlington
On Dec 16, 2007, at 6:08 AM, Artem Bityutskiy wrote: Vs. goal 2: UBIFS write speed is about 70MiB/second, because of the write-back support. IOW, UBIFS is similar to traditional FSes like ext2, which have internal buffers and make writes fast. To compare, JFFS2 write speed on XO is

Re: multiple MTD partitions

2007-12-17 Thread John Watlington
I know what a write-back buffer is... But I would never characterize a filesystem's write throughput as the peak bandwidth when writing into the buffer. (That's a marketing trick.) Extended writes either fill up memory or degrade to a number which is more reasonable to compare to the write

Re: New joyride build 1440

2007-12-17 Thread John Watlington
On one laptop, it associates fine with a school server On a second laptop, it refuses to accept the DHCP offer from the school server. Multiple attempts (using Sugar) failed. On both laptops, it was installed using copy-nand. Both laptops were ten feet from the school server. wad On Dec 17,

Re: Question about School Server and student tracking

2007-12-31 Thread John Watlington
This is really a question to the activity developers/learning experience folks, not server devel... On Dec 29, 2007, at 10:01 AM, Bryan Berry wrote: Question for those working on the school server In Nepal we are looking at how to track students' academic progress as they workthrough our

Re: B2s

2008-01-02 Thread John Watlington
http://olpc.download.redhat.com/olpc/streams/development/build406.15/ There was a 406.16 build in testing that included latest wireless firmware. Bernie, where did you put it ? In the meantime, you can patch 406.15 pretty simply: wget http://dev.laptop.org/pub/firmware/libertas/

Account creation on Jabber

2008-01-04 Thread John Watlington
How does one trigger the account creation on the XMPP server from Sugar ? After registering with a school server, the Register option in the Home Screen goes away (nice!), and /home/olpc/.sugar/default/config now reports that [Jabber] registered = False server = schoolserver Nothing I do

mesh portal discovery

2008-01-09 Thread John Watlington
Right now we have a problem with mesh portal discovery. The DHCP procedure currently being used only discovers the nearest mesh portal when it is first run (DHCP_DISCOVER), not when it tries to renew (DHCP_REQUEST). Furthermore, as the address previously assigned indicates which mesh portal

Re: mesh portal discovery

2008-01-09 Thread John Watlington
On Jan 9, 2008, at 2:08 PM, David Woodhouse wrote: On Wed, 2008-01-09 at 11:34 -0500, John Watlington wrote: Right now we have a problem with mesh portal discovery. The DHCP procedure currently being used only discovers the nearest mesh portal when it is first run (DHCP_DISCOVER

Re: mesh portal discovery

2008-01-09 Thread John Watlington
On Jan 9, 2008, at 2:40 PM, David Woodhouse wrote: On Wed, 2008-01-09 at 14:33 -0500, John Watlington wrote: Unsolicited RAs for IPv6 mean that IPv6 isn't the panacea to this problem. It's easy to discover the shortest way out of the mesh (nearest mesh portal), but setting up the larger

Re: mesh portal discovery

2008-01-09 Thread John Watlington
On Jan 9, 2008, at 2:55 PM, Michail Bletsas wrote: David Woodhouse [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote on 01/09/2008 02:40:46 PM: We can also check the mesh path length to the origin of each RA we see, and choose the best one. The way this was originally implemented in a way that can be used

Re: mesh portal discovery

2008-01-09 Thread John Watlington
I completely fail to see why we need the DHCP server to get the IP address of the nearest MPP or get the optimal path to and from it. The MPP discovery mechanism originally proposed worked great for getting packets out of the mesh through the shortest path. The problem was that outside

Re: mesh portal discovery

2008-01-09 Thread John Watlington
On Jan 9, 2008, at 6:32 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Wed, 9 Jan 2008, John Watlington wrote: Sounds like you are volunteering to write that code. We need it by early next week. Yes, mobile IPv6 is one of our long-term solution possibilities. two things. 1. I didn't realize

Re: mesh portal discovery

2008-01-09 Thread John Watlington
On Jan 9, 2008, at 6:50 PM, Mikus Grinbergs wrote: Just switch off the Legacy IP, as we should have done months ago, and get on with making things work properly. Anything else is a distraction. I sympathize with how overworked OLPC developers are. But a number of G1G1 systems are getting

Re: Weird WLAN problem after stupid upgrade attempt

2008-01-09 Thread John Watlington
Tom, I would RMA the unit, going through Adam Holt instead of the normal process. We want to see this unit ourselves before sending it back to the manufacturer, as we haven't seen this problem in the past. The WLAN is a separate module, surface mounted to the motherboard. There have been

Re: Weird WLAN problem after stupid upgrade attempt

2008-01-09 Thread John Watlington
On Jan 10, 2008, at 12:02 AM, Dan Krejsa wrote: On Wed, 2008-01-09 at 22:50 -0500, John Watlington wrote: Given the lead-free soldering process we are using, solder cracks are also a possibility. Or tin whiskers? How'd you know what my nightmares look like ? Yes, but I don't expect tin

bind problems - HELP!

2008-01-11 Thread John Watlington
Sorry for the spam, but I've got a puzzling named problem. Perhaps someone on this list can redirect this to a bind hacker... I'm running bind 9.4.2 on a principal school server. An auxiliary school server is connected to one of its subnets, and both support a wireless mesh. Name resolution

Re: Testing the Wireless driver changes

2008-01-18 Thread John Watlington
Michail, This would be 3107, right ? 3109 is when we started seeing the auto-update mode. John On Jan 18, 2008, at 4:22 PM, David Woodhouse wrote: On Fri, 2008-01-18 at 15:50 -0500, Michail Bletsas wrote: Ideally, we want to just kill the auto-mesh-repeater mode, where boot2 times

Re: How to? School server implementation

2008-01-18 Thread John Watlington
On Jan 18, 2008, at 4:06 AM, sulochan acharya wrote: Hello everyone, I have some general questions regarding school server implementation. I was hoping someone with development experience or someone with pilot experience might have some knowledge on this matter. I am working to

Re: Control the +5V USB port power on the XO

2008-01-23 Thread John Watlington
Be aware that we only have a single control for all the USB power. You can't toggle each port individually. On Jan 23, 2008, at 3:17 AM, Arjun Sarwal wrote: Is there a way to switch Off (and subsequently toggle) the +5V USB power supply on the XO in software ? thanks Arjun

Re: Control the +5V USB port power on the XO

2008-01-23 Thread John Watlington
: that includes USB to the Marvell daughter card? -walter On Jan 23, 2008 1:33 PM, John Watlington [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Be aware that we only have a single control for all the USB power. You can't toggle each port individually. On Jan 23, 2008, at 3:17 AM, Arjun Sarwal wrote

Re: What does 'Register' do for a G1G1 user?

2008-01-27 Thread John Watlington
On Jan 26, 2008, at 7:00 PM, Mikus Grinbergs wrote: The 'Register' that shows up on the drop-down menu on the Home view - I always thought it was for a pupil to register with his school server. But I have a G1G1, and __no__ school. [I don't have any wireless, either.] Is 'Register'

Re: EC Problem

2008-01-28 Thread John Watlington
There are precious few logs for debugging EC problems, we usually instrument the laptops with logging of their serial ports for debugging EC problems. Several EC bugs have been found and fixed recently, and that reproducing the bug w. q2d07 would have limited utility. Please upgrade to

Re: Pen Tablet firmware test doesn't work on beta2 machine

2008-02-04 Thread John Watlington
Significant changes were made between a B2 XO and a mass production XO laptop. As a result, the B2 laptops are no longer supported by current software builds and not recommended for development work.While it seems a shame to abandon hardware in the field, all the B2 machines built number

Re: Association test

2008-02-07 Thread John Watlington
I don't know the answer to your question. But the test you've proposed would help figure out #6287 and #4975. In my case, it may be problems associating with a new mesh after suspending, or after 24+ hours. We eagerly anticipate it. wad On Feb 7, 2008, at 4:21 PM, Ricardo Carrano wrote:

Re: [Server-devel] Mesh Portal Question

2008-02-11 Thread John Watlington
Waqas, Are you explicitly blinding the laptops to force that network configuration ? Can XO-2 talk to XO-1 fine ? Can XO-1 talk to the server ? We do this regularly --- it has been tested and works. John On Feb 9, 2008, at 6:45 AM, Waqas Toor wrote: Hello All, He is my scenario,

Re: Serious side effect of #6299 (silencing salut so gabble can connect)

2008-02-14 Thread John Watlington
to connect to gabble. On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 3:19 PM, John Watlington [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Feb 14, 2008, at 11:52 AM, Jim Gettys wrote: On Thu, 2008-02-14 at 16:58 +0200, Morgan Collett wrote: We're testing patches to Presence Service to not start salut (or stop

Re: [Server-devel] Active Antenna woes

2008-02-15 Thread John Watlington
Those messages are certainly from the driver, but it has been tested and works fine with multiple antenna. The most likely source of this problem is old firmware in the second antenna. Please take a look at: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Active_Antenna_Reprogramming and ensure that the antenna is

Re: Salut and Suspend/Resume issues

2008-02-19 Thread John Watlington
The partitioning we made between the network processor and the main processor was pretty clean. Unfortunately, it doesn't support low power operation. I suggest rethinking the partition for Gen2. wad On Feb 19, 2008, at 10:04 AM, Chris Ball wrote: Hi Ricardo, A mesh will always rely to

Re: Salut and Suspend/Resume issues

2008-02-19 Thread John Watlington
We ALWAYS have multicast traffic. Blindly waking on each received multicast packet will ensure that we only sleep for milliseconds. wad On Feb 19, 2008, at 9:13 AM, Chris Ball wrote: Hi, It does feel like we should turn off suspend for some of our testing. I've experienced similar

Re: Wireshark

2008-02-25 Thread John Watlington
, 2008, at 2:54 PM, Javier Cardona wrote: On 2/21/08, John Watlington [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thanks for the reply. What is your estimate of the difficulty in supporting the new mesh format ? We were really hoping to examine the simple mesh traffic carefully next week, and this puts

Re: Jabber server issues

2008-02-27 Thread John Watlington
Either you are using a jabber server or you aren't. After setting the server name using the sugar-control-panel, you probably have to reboot for the sugar presence service to actually register with the server. Once registered with the server, a laptop will use the server for presence if found.

Re: WDS problems observed in today's testing

2008-03-01 Thread John Watlington
Yeah, but unfortunately, we (me and Ricardo) couldn't get DD-WRT to work on the WRT-54Gs on Thursday. It installed fine, but configuring it to just be a bridged access point (and not a gateway) wasn't happening.It is going to be a problem in the field asking lightly trained users to

Re: WDS problems observed in today's testing

2008-03-01 Thread John Watlington
I was told that 17 laptops were associated on Friday, w. lots of bandwidth left over. Question 1: What is lots of bandwidth ? CSMC networks don't work well past around 50 - 60% of available bandwidth... Question 2: Did this bandwidth measurement include the relayed WDS frames ? wad

Re: Today's mesh testing.

2008-03-02 Thread John Watlington
Thanks for the info ! This is good news, as it means that schools up to a hundred students should work right now, given a school server and three active antennas... wad On Mar 2, 2008, at 7:05 PM, Chris Ball wrote: Hi, Daf and I got the school server jabberd/shared roster working today.

Re: Serious problems with rescan networks on wakeup feature.

2008-03-02 Thread John Watlington
On Mar 2, 2008, at 7:49 PM, Thomas Tuttle wrote: Hi. I just upgraded to joyride-1738, and the new feature that rescans for networks when the laptop wakes up is causing a lot of trouble for me. I often leave long-running connections such as IMAP or IRC open. Before the change, the

Re: default jabber server?

2008-03-04 Thread John Watlington
Morgan, Did you follow the thread last week where using the instructions you put into the Wiki didn't work ? Using the old instructions did. At this point, I've set up over a half dozen ejabberd servers using the old directions, and collaboration works. wad On Mar 4, 2008, at 1:20 PM,

Re: [offtopic] Fwd: [Comp] Recuperar arquivos ext3

2008-03-07 Thread John Watlington
Es muy dificil. Los métodos que usamos con ext2 no van a trabajar: http://batleth.sapienti-sat.org/projects/FAQs/ext3-faq.html On Mar 6, 2008, at 2:06 PM, Nathalia Sautchuk Patrício wrote: -- Forwarded message -- From: Fernando Gil [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Thu, Mar 6, 2008

Re: Raise the level of the Hardware specifications... or let's do some field tests!

2008-03-11 Thread John Watlington
I understand your concern. I requested that the laptops be tested to at least 15,000 ft operationally, but was ignored. I will inquire into the reasons. John On Mar 10, 2008, at 3:05 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hello, I am trying to pass this info to some hardware development

Re: mesh with ejabberd

2008-03-11 Thread John Watlington
daf gave a good summary. A few more details about the process are at: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Schoolserver_Testing#Laptop_Registration and more gory details are available at: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/School_Identity_Manager John On Mar 10, 2008, at 12:49 PM, sulochan acharya wrote: Hey

XO activities

2008-03-12 Thread John Watlington
As we move from a model of preinstalled activities to one where an installer contains a core OS and a number of activities to be installed, the Activities page on the Wiki is sadly lacking. I didn't find .xo bundles for: Calculate Turtle Art Record Can the authors place recent bundles

Re: Problems with build 699, .i18n locale, and customization key

2008-03-13 Thread John Watlington
On Mar 14, 2008, at 12:00 AM, Bryan Berry wrote: I have two problems related to the customization key and build 699. 1. Reflashing w/ customization key and os699 will wipe out .i18n As far as I can tell no way to customize the locale using the Customization key. The XO's that have arrived

Re: New update.1 build 699

2008-03-14 Thread John Watlington
That is sleep, not suspend. On Mar 14, 2008, at 8:18 AM, Mikus Grinbergs wrote: Chris answered: what does inhibit-idle-suspend do? It allows you to disable automatic idle suspend while keeping enabled the explicit suspend on power button press or lid close. Previously, there was only the

Re: Google is now IPv6-reachable --- almost.

2008-03-14 Thread John Watlington
The night the IETF turned off IPv4 http://arstechnica.com/articles/culture/ietf-ipv6-switchoff.ars On Mar 14, 2008, at 3:42 PM, C. Scott Ananian wrote: It's a step in the right direction, at least: http://ipv6.google.com They really need to install records for google.com, but we're

Re: [Server-devel] XS-160 - need to run ./olpc-install?

2008-03-17 Thread John Watlington
OLPC_XS_160.iso now installs automatically. OLPC_XS_160_noauto.iso is the same bits, but still requires the manual installation step. The noauto builds will probably not be generated in the future unless there is a specific demand. John On Mar 16, 2008, at 3:27 AM, Bryan Berry wrote: Hey

Re: Sharing behavior in the core Read activity

2008-03-21 Thread John Watlington
It is a known problem that the Read activity doesn't automatically store a copy of the shared document in the Journal. Read has bigger problems. I haven't been able to get it to share the document properly in test after test. wad On Mar 21, 2008, at 10:54 AM, James Simmons wrote: I am

Re: Monday's Testing

2008-03-26 Thread John Watlington
such a big pathology (some, maybe) in the protocol decisions. Burstiness caused by path discovery traffic seems much more scary to me. Can this algorithm be tweaked ? Cerebro to the rescue ? Evenin', wad On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 9:52 PM, John Watlington [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote

Re: any drawbacks to using copy-nand and save-nand to install XO images

2008-03-27 Thread John Watlington
No damage to the hardware, but we have seen a number of weird problems in the past from this method of building an image. It is not recommended. wad On Mar 27, 2008, at 11:44 AM, Bryan Berry wrote: Other than the fact that the firmware security has to be left disabled to use these

Re: Monday's Testing

2008-03-27 Thread John Watlington
On Mar 27, 2008, at 11:30 AM, Ricardo Carrano wrote: (Time to stop using active antennas for packet capture ?) Please check with another sniffer if you can still listen to beacons from this active antenna. If so, please stop using it as a sniffer. Please take a look at #6709. I

Re: [Server-devel] Reg: Google summer of Code under OLPC

2008-03-28 Thread John Watlington
Cross-posting to devel, as I believe there are other people and projects around blogging/wiki on the XO/XS. On Mar 28, 2008, at 4:27 PM, Greg Smith (gregmsmi) wrote: Hi Martin, Great advice, thanks! We're not tied to Google blogger at all. Just want to have an option to shout out to

Re: increase-mcast-rate script

2008-03-31 Thread John Watlington
I see this script in build 703. But when I ask the driver what it's bcastr rate is, it returns 4. What triggers the running of the increase-mcast-rate script ? wad On Feb 14, 2008, at 8:18 AM, Ricardo Carrano wrote: Two comments on the /etc/NetworkManager/dispatcher.d/increase-

Re: Wireless Congestion Management Option

2008-04-02 Thread John Watlington
Meshes of access points don't tend to change topology over time. The laptop mesh very well might. The need to handle this is one of the problems causing congestion. Anybody find new algorithms for mobile meshes ? John On Apr 2, 2008, at 10:37 AM, Greg Smith (gregmsmi) wrote: Hi All, FYI,

Re: [Server-devel] [OLPC Networking] RSSI value questions

2008-04-02 Thread John Watlington
On Apr 2, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Martin Langhoff wrote: On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 3:38 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: the problem with trying to use sound is that it requres a clear path from the servers to the laptops, something I would not expect to see very much. it's also very sensitive to

Re: [Server-devel] [OLPC Networking] RSSI value questions

2008-04-04 Thread John Watlington
A guiding design principle for any XO activity is that it be designed to work without a school server. Learning doesn't stop at the school gate! The only thing special about an XS (or any access point) is that we can know (absolutely) where it is. Whatever system is designed should allow

Fwd: PEAP Configuration on OLPC

2008-04-08 Thread John Watlington
Does anybody know the answer to Where does gecko keep its configuration files ? Thanks, wad Begin forwarded message: From: Motaib Abdel Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 11:34 AM To: '[EMAIL PROTECTED]'; '[EMAIL PROTECTED]' Cc: Bentahar Latif; Kerner Marty Subject: RE: PEAP Configuration on

Re: Chilling Effects paper at USENIX UPSEC

2008-04-10 Thread John Watlington
The most represive school systems we have been talking to have been the ones in the U.S.They even claim that they have a legal obligation to break internet access on the laptop everywhere but the school, to ensure compliance with the law. I personally configured the server to not log IP

Re: #6869 HIGH Never A: Firmware release - 5.110.22.p9

2008-04-10 Thread John Watlington
Yeah, in testing today, 22.p8 was failing amazingly in school mesh mode. I'm writing up and posting the logs/traces. I'll announce them when done. wad On Apr 10, 2008, at 10:16 PM, Ricardo Carrano wrote: M, Release 22p6 is not affected. On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 10:02 PM, [EMAIL

Tickets for mesh problems

2008-04-11 Thread John Watlington
I'm trying to put together a list of open tickets relating to mesh behavior. Here is the list I think is mostly complete. Does anyone have a favorite mesh problem ticket that I missed ? Cheers, wad Mesh transport problems directly suspected as cause: 4153 - Connect to linklocal instead

Re: PEAP Configuration on OLPC

2008-04-14 Thread John Watlington
/Wifi_Connectivity#Proxy_Settings Best, Simon John Watlington wrote: Does anybody know the answer to Where does gecko keep its configuration files ? Thanks, wad Begin forwarded message: From: Motaib Abdel Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 11:34 AM To: '[EMAIL PROTECTED]'; '[EMAIL PROTECTED]' Cc

Re: PEAP Configuration on OLPC

2008-04-14 Thread John Watlington
the use of pref there instead of user_pref). Marco On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 2:55 AM, John Watlington [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Is this really the best answer we can come up with ? I was serious about having to do this to 1500 machines next week, and hopefully millions in the future

Re: Severe new bug in firmware Q2D13?

2008-04-16 Thread John Watlington
That voltage has to be read with DC power and the main battery removed to be meaningful. There is a trickle charging circuit in play if there is any other source of power. wad On Apr 17, 2008, at 1:02 AM, Hal Murray wrote: [EMAIL PROTECTED] said: I have been told that the Uruguay machines

Re: Do we ever want to bind more than 8 multicast MAC addresses?

2008-04-17 Thread John Watlington
Yes, this is a problem for us. We need to request that 16 be allocated. wad On Apr 17, 2008, at 5:09 PM, Michael Stone wrote: Ashish comments on #6869: Firmware release - 5.110.22.p9 as follows: Currently firmware 5.110.22.p8/9 does not support more than 8 multicast mac addresses. Is

Re: What about Sugar? (Was: Mtg with Nicholas at 3pm on Thursday)

2008-04-19 Thread John Watlington
On Apr 18, 2008, at 2:27 PM, Tomeu Vizoso wrote: On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 5:48 PM, John Watlington [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Apr 18, 2008, at 6:24 AM, Tomeu Vizoso wrote: On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 8:04 AM, John Watlington [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm personally pretty involved

FAQ software

2008-04-23 Thread John Watlington
Any recommendations for software for Peru to build an FAQ site ? Yes, there are Wikis. Votes for the easiest to install and maintain ? Is there anything better out there ? wad ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org

Re: Ad-hoc Networking

2008-04-23 Thread John Watlington
On Apr 23, 2008, at 5:26 PM, Benjamin M. Schwartz wrote: -BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 John Gilmore wrote: | The presence implementation only works on access points and on meshes -- | but not on non-meshed, ad-hoc 802.11. The vast majority of computers | with 802.11

Joyride

2008-04-23 Thread John Watlington
Can anybody suggest a relatively functional Joyride with the new UI ? I'm at the end of a think pipe, and probably won't have time to download a second image if the first is marginal... 1896 ? wad ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org

Re: A technical assessment of porting Sugar to Windows.

2008-04-24 Thread John Watlington
On Apr 24, 2008, at 7:52 PM, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote: On 24.04.2008 20:32, C. Scott Ananian wrote: 11. Bitfrost: initial activation security. ... For completeness, I will note that although passive and active kill theft-deterrence systems have been implemented on Sugar/GNU/Linux, only

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2008-04-25 Thread John Watlington
The question has come up from Peruvians who bought G1G1 machines: how can we get Sugar to use Spanish, while keeping an English keymap (because G1G1 machines have english keyboards) ? Please pardon my ignorance... wad ___ Devel mailing list

Re: [sugar] Sugar\Windows won't ship

2008-04-26 Thread John Watlington
Ivan was not the only one fighting this battle, and I think he quite overstates his role... On Apr 26, 2008, at 7:33 PM, Ivan Krstić wrote: On Apr 26, 2008, at 7:20 PM, Edward Cherlin wrote: I do recall your earlier statement that the XO would not suffer Windows lock-in on your watch.

Activation problems

2008-04-28 Thread John Watlington
I have two laptops here in Peru that refuse to activate. I have generated leases for (increasingly) 7 days, 3000 days, and 7999 days, and none work. I activated three other laptops using the same key/activation request and they work fine. They boot up and don't give any error messages. They

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2008-04-28 Thread John Watlington
build are you using? You can try to search the SN of the laptops you're trying to activate in the lease.sig file to see if they're there... Emiliano On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 3:04 PM, John Watlington [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I have two laptops here in Peru that refuse to activate. I

Re: Activation problems

2008-04-28 Thread John Watlington
On Apr 28, 2008, at 2:37 PM, C. Scott Ananian wrote: On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 2:16 PM, John Watlington [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: You can try to search the SN of the laptops you're trying to activate in the lease.sig file to see if they're there... The activation leases

Re: Activation problems

2008-04-28 Thread John Watlington
RTFM. It looks like most of the problem was not deleting the boot directory on the key. Why this worked for 3 of five laptops, but not these last two, I don't know... On Apr 28, 2008, at 3:02 PM, C. Scott Ananian wrote: On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 2:53 PM, John Watlington [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: Overloaded Networks, was Re: Signed Build for Italy

2008-05-01 Thread John Watlington
This probably means you don't have the school server set up properly somehow. You need the identity manager running on a machine which is discoverable by the laptop at schoolserver in the default DNS domain returned by the DHCP server. http://wiki.laptop.org/go/School_Identity_Manager When

Re: [Its.an.education.project] Sugar on the EEE PC

2008-05-06 Thread John Watlington
The XO has a good reason for existance (MLJ's display, and attention to low power design). Ignoring the fact that most of the new low-cost laptops require much more power --- a serious problem in the most underserved areas --- the price trend is for the second generation of the low cost

Re: An OLPC Development Model

2008-05-07 Thread John Watlington
On May 7, 2008, at 2:19 PM, Eben Eliason wrote: Dammit, why are we having the discussion again! We do not *ship* any image or machine with no activities installed. End of story. I thought that was exactly what we were doing, and that the only way to have activities wind up on builds

Re: CIPA done

2008-05-08 Thread John Watlington
On May 7, 2008, at 4:28 PM, Eben Eliason wrote: On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 4:24 PM, Joshua N Pritikin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Wed, May 07, 2008 at 04:17:04PM -0400, Eben Eliason wrote: On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 4:09 PM, Joshua N Pritikin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: That doesn't mean it's a

Re: CIPA done

2008-05-08 Thread John Watlington
On May 8, 2008, at 7:58 PM, Martin Dengler wrote: On Thu, May 08, 2008 at 04:06:03PM -0700, Edward Cherlin wrote: [. . .] It is sufficient if we clearly obey the law, and don't seek to go beyond it. Any lawyers around? go beyond implies interpret -- the only safe course is to comply

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