Re: free usb8388.bin

2008-02-14 Thread Richard Smith
Then it seems that something shuts off the wireless chip. Random guesses are that the driver and/or NetworkManager asks the EC to cut the power. You can't cut power to the WLAN while running the CPU or you lose +3.3 and your system crashes. The driver does however tell the EC to reset the

Re: q2e15 and a bricked BTest-2

2008-09-10 Thread Richard Smith
Jecel Assumpcao Jr wrote: I know that newer versions of the OS can't be used on such an old machine and had expected there to be limits for the firmware too, but everything I found on the wiki indicated that all versions are compatible with it (only ATest has limits). Ugh. Verified. e15

Re: q2e15 and a bricked BTest-2

2008-09-10 Thread Richard Smith
Jecel Assumpcao Jr wrote: It is hard to avoid having these things happen given all the versions of machines out there. Though it is still more like the early Mac days than the current PC world. When I was downloading e15 the second time to verify that I had the right bits, I did run across a

Re: gitweb-cgit

2009-03-10 Thread Richard Smith
Chris Ball wrote: Any complaints/obvious bugs/things I've missed? Yeah... you broke the firmware builds. I've fixed them now. -- Richard A. Smith smithb...@gmail.com ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org

Re: XO-1.5 unexpected behavior

2009-10-17 Thread Richard Smith
believe this will be fixed in the next (q3a14?) firmware.  the http://dev.laptop.org/~rsmith/q30233.rom Should fix your problems.. This EC version should also start showing up in any pre-q3a14 releases Mitch makes. But right now there aren't any test releases. -- Richard A. Smith

Re: Building Q2E41 - errors in missing nandblaster_tx.bin nandblaster_rx.bin

2010-02-12 Thread Richard Smith
I did check out the Q2E41 commit, and it pulled down those files using wget and built a nandblaster_tx.bin from them.  You don't have one only because you're ignoring your linker errors; try on a different machine. The older builds also used a specific version of iasl. There were versions of

Re: tap-to-click feedback

2010-04-15 Thread Richard Smith
On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 11:24 AM, Ed McNierney e...@laptop.org wrote: Paul - This issue has bubbled up from time to time over the last 18 months or so (judging from my email archives).  It is not at all clear to me that there is indeed a consensus from deployments; some like it, some don't.

Re: Dead Production WLAN card

2010-05-20 Thread Richard Smith
On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 10:41 AM, Paul Fox p...@laptop.org wrote: nate wrote:   In discussion with him a new piece of information was discovered.  He is   using the Network Manager wireless disable function prior to suspending the   card.   The wireless disable function is supposed to

Re: Dead Production WLAN card

2010-05-20 Thread Richard Smith
On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 10:48 AM, p...@laptop.org wrote: it seems i was mistaken.  the card was disabled using gnome's nm-applet. Quanta was unable to duplicate the failure last night using the GNOME/NM method. Can we verify that they both do the same thing? Just calling a simple script is

Re: How can I recover a bum battery?

2010-05-22 Thread Richard Smith
In my specific case, wiki.laptop.org/go/XO_Troubleshooting_Battery is not helpful enough.  [Results before/after 'batman-start' are not similar; results (after 'batman-start') with 'see-bstate' DO seem similar with either good or bum batteries (numbers don't cycle); ok bat-dump-banks Post

Re: How can I recover a bum battery?

2010-05-23 Thread Richard Smith
On Sat, May 22, 2010 at 6:20 PM, Mikus Grinbergs mi...@bga.com wrote: ok batman-start ok bat-rewrite-life That fixed the second battery - when I plugged in the AC power to the XO, the Battery LED first turned yellow, and after a period of charging turned green.  I'm concluding the second

Re: [Tecnologia] Adaptación de cargador múltiple, by CATS.

2010-06-06 Thread Richard Smith
Another problem is getting XO compatible cables. We used cables from broken XO chargers, but this cables mostly (like 8 out of 10) break at the tip, so they generally need to be fixed to be reliable. And they don't end un looking pretty :) I'm working on getting the plug + cable (ending in

Re: schematic for olpc

2010-06-07 Thread Richard Smith
On Sun, Jun 6, 2010 at 4:42 PM, Michael Shiloh michaelshiloh1...@gmail.com wrote: I'm interested in exploring the use of the microphone jack for other input devices. Before I start plugging things in at random, I need to understand what the circuitry at the input looks like. I assume the

Re: [Testing] F11-for-XO1.5 Release 10.1.1 Release Candidate 2

2010-06-13 Thread Richard Smith
Might also be worth running memtest from OFW as well, just to exclude certain other causes. memtest will puke errors unless you set the lower address range to 30M. Dunno why. Guess a bug needs top be filed for sorting it out. If you run memtest hit 'c' right after it starts to go into

Re: New keyboard layouts

2010-06-22 Thread Richard Smith
Has there been any update with development and availability in the two months since this announcement? Yes. I travel to China the 27th to oversee the test build.. Those machines will all get shipped to OLPC. The volume production for Uruguay will start in July. If you are interested in

Re: [OLPC-AU] Determining developer lock status

2011-03-10 Thread Richard Smith
I'm still awaiting feedback from the school (getting information out of remote schools is often hard). I'm trying to ascertain whether their CL1As are developer locked. According to the production info on your SKU (SKU 67) all your CL1As where shipped unlocked. -- Richard A. Smith One Laptop

Re: Light sensor on XO-1.75

2011-08-29 Thread Richard Smith
On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 1:06 PM, Bert Freudenberg b...@freudenbergs.de wrote: On 17.08.2011, at 17:24, Martin Langhoff wrote: Saadia Baloch (4):      Driver to read Outdoor Light Sensor from EC on OLPC. So this is exposed at        /sys/devices/platform/olpc-ols.0/power_state And it seems

Re: Sad face

2011-09-09 Thread Richard Smith
On Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 12:28 AM, James Cameron qu...@laptop.org wrote: On Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 04:15:51AM +, Alan Jhonn Aguiar Schwyn wrote: No.. the XO is with security enabled.. And the developer key from OLPC not works on Uruguayan XO.. Then, without repair skills and equipment, there

Re: Battery - small irritation

2011-11-26 Thread Richard Smith
On Sat, Nov 26, 2011 at 11:24 AM, Kevin Gordon kgordon...@gmail.com wrote: Hi: I have received a new XO 1.5, shipped with a battery S/N starting with 008. Over the past few days, I've noticed something a tad strange.  No matter how long it's plugged in, the little charging  LED stays yellow. 

Re: [PATCH] olpc.fth - grow the root filesystem partition on boot

2012-03-14 Thread Richard Smith
On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 1:35 AM, James Cameron qu...@laptop.org wrote: Grows the second partition so that it takes up all remaining space on the eMMC or microSD card.  Fix for #11690.  Part of #10040. Costs 120ms.  (Use of a flag file costs 130ms). I don't think its necessary to do this

Re: New boot animation for 12.1.0

2012-03-26 Thread Richard Smith
My point was if you hit escape once it stops you can see where the boot is stopping so to find out what is causing the problem. He reported that doesn't work. pause at the ok prompt, but BEFORE the boot process stalls. [Once booting has paused at the single dot, pressing escape does

Re: New boot animation for 12.1.0

2012-03-26 Thread Richard Smith
pps.  Richard - when the pretty boot appears to stall, I do not think booting has gotten very far.  Without both USB devices plugged in, pretty boot eventually activates the camera LED (presumably while initializing the camera).  But when pretty boot stalls (with both USB devices plugged in),

Re: Battery losing charge while off [Devel Digest, Vol 75, Issue 63]

2012-06-01 Thread Richard Smith
On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 12:41 PM, Yioryos Asprobounitis mavrot...@yahoo.com wrote: On 05/24/2012 11:59 PM, Yioryos Asprobounitis wrote: laptop serial number.   Was it a pre-production XO-1 ? Both XO-1s used to test the battery are C2 machines #CSH7470023EA #SHF80701C99 The

Re: XO battery/performance [Devel Digest, Vol 76, Issue 4]

2012-06-02 Thread Richard Smith
This battery is really strange... After an O/N with the battery out of the XO tried to run it down and suddenly none of the info in /sys/devices/0.baterry/power_supply/olpc-battery/ was changing after an hour of CPU burn and the battery was showing as Full Shutdown and removing the battery

Re: XO battery/performance [Devel Digest, Vol 76, Issue 4]

2012-06-02 Thread Richard Smith
I'm very suspect of this measurement.  The 1.5 has a hardware floating point unit and the 1.75 is still using soft-float.  Its extremely unlikely that the floating point performance on 1.75 is better than the 1.5. Hard FP status depends on if Yioryos is running 11.3.1 or 12.1.0. 

Re: XO battery/performance

2012-06-02 Thread Richard Smith
Looking at those numbers I am quite certain that he is using F17 and hardfp on the 1.75.  Floating Point performance of the VIA vx855 chipset is a known limitation.  It is something that they fixed in the next generation vx900 chipset. Got a reference for this known limitation ? -- Richard

Re: XO battery/performance [Devel Digest, Vol 76, Issue 4]

2012-06-02 Thread Richard Smith
then.  Do you have a XO-1.5 or 1.75? Something with an EC serial connector loaded? I have the adaptor on the J1 of an XO-1. Will it do? No. If not, where is CN24? (a picture or a reference to the XO-1 board will help) XO-1 did not ship with an EC connector loaded. That's why I asked about

Re: XO battery/performance [Devel Digest, Vol 76, Issue 21]

2012-06-28 Thread Richard Smith
After that test, I run bat-recover once more I noticed several strange things. Running bat-recover is unnecessary and for your battery basically useless. Also bat-recover runs outside of normal battery processing so your SoC values (the %) may be invalid until you do a full discharge or

Re: XO battery/performance

2012-06-29 Thread Richard Smith
On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 12:19 AM, Mikus Grinbergs mi...@bga.com wrote: DISCLAIMER:  I am not asking for help; I'm merely sharing my experiences I have an XO-1 which with recent q2f roms might boot up with the power light green, or might boot up with the power light blinking red (and the

Re: XO battery/performance [Devel Digest, Vol 76, Issue 21]

2012-07-16 Thread Richard Smith
1) Connect XO 1 or 1.5 to external power. 2) Boot the machine and stop at the open firmware prompt 3) Allow battery to charge up up until full. 4) print out the ACR with: ok bg-acr@ .bg-acr 5) remove battery 6) record the printed ACR number somewhere 7) Note time of battery removal 8)

Re: XO battery/performance [Devel Digest, Vol 76, Issue 21]

2012-07-18 Thread Richard Smith
On an XO-1 The reading is -4610.42 (!?) Its a 2's compliment number. Negative values are normal. But you need more than 1 reading. A single reading of the ACR doesn't tell you anything unless you reset it to a known value before you start. Reboot to Sugar and got very little battery At no

Re: XO battery/performance [Devel Digest, Vol 76, Issue 21]

2012-07-19 Thread Richard Smith
do batman-start because batman-start disables the EC's charging system. Its stays disabled until you do batman-stop or until you reset the EC. --- On Wed, 7/18/12, Richard Smith rich...@laptop.org wrote: - Start with the XO in a clean working condition. ie remove all power and battery

Re: My XO-1.5 Lights

2012-10-17 Thread Richard Smith
On Sat, Oct 13, 2012 at 10:58 AM, Aaron Bedford aaronbedf...@gmail.com wrote: While on battery or the charger I noticed the green lights will flicker. The power light does it the battery light will too along with the wifi lights. They flicker the same way the lights in a house would during a

Re: My XO-1.5 Lights

2012-10-17 Thread Richard Smith
On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 10:28 AM, Richard Smith smithb...@gmail.com wrote: On Sat, Oct 13, 2012 at 10:58 AM, Aaron Bedford aaronbedf...@gmail.com wrote: While on battery or the charger I noticed the green lights will flicker. The power light does it the battery light will too along

Re: My XO-1.5 Lights

2012-10-17 Thread Richard Smith
On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 11:07 AM, Aaron Bedford aaronbedf...@gmail.com wrote: It does it all the time on and off the charger. And like i said before it flickers everytime i push a button like volume up or down. It still flickers. Does the flicker from your button presses happen when external

Re: My XO-1.5 Lights

2012-10-17 Thread Richard Smith
Does the flicker from your button presses happen when external power is connected? Sorry. That should be NOT connected. ie when you are on battery. -- Richard A. Smith One Laptop per Child ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org

Re: 13.1.0 development build 7 released

2012-10-18 Thread Richard Smith
Wireless networking should now work reliably - fingers crossed. Still doesn't work if you click on a AP (xo-1.5) in the network screen. But now selecting connect works so there was some progress. -- Richard A. Smith One Laptop per Child ___ Devel

Re: Solution for Unimplemented package interface procedure error on XO-1.5?

2013-01-30 Thread Richard Smith
The way you describe sounds even easier than doing the regular USB firmware upgrade (http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Upgrading_firmware#Upgrading_using_a_USB_drive) which I was going for. I fail to see how what dsd suggests is going to be easier for you. With the usb drive you do one copy then

Re: OS Builder output img ?

2013-03-25 Thread Richard Smith
Here is a screen capture from the XO-1 I'm using to test the procedure: http://laske.fr/tmp/SHF8080270B.jpg You appear to be using a developer key. If you are going to be installing a custom build on all the laptops I would encourage you to disable the security system altogether as the last

Re: Auckland Testing Summary 23 March 2013

2013-03-25 Thread Richard Smith
Battery life on XO-4 C2 seems significantly improved over previous builds. We would be interested in a confirmation or otherwise of this in the power log analysis. I guess you are comparing to 13.1.0 build 36? The big difference here is that 13.1.0 build 36 has automatic power management

Re: OS Builder output img ?

2013-03-25 Thread Richard Smith
On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 5:20 PM, lio...@olpc-france.org wrote: Hi Richard, You appear to be using a developer key. If you are going to be installing a custom build on all the laptops I would encourage you to disable the security system altogether as the last step in your olpc.fth step

Re: OS Builder output img ?

2013-03-25 Thread Richard Smith
On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 7:07 PM, James Cameron qu...@laptop.org wrote: On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 06:50:00PM -0400, Richard Smith wrote: But maybe you don't need to do that, if you are only changing one tag? How many tags are you changing? If one, then finish the script with the tag change

Re: OS Builder output img ?

2013-03-25 Thread Richard Smith
special command to reboot without the lock. No way around it as you can only unlock with a reboot. I suppose you could do the security disable first and then when you see that its 'ww' rather than 'wp' continue on with the re-flash and then the LO change as the last step. I had a vague

Re: [Testing] 13.2.0 development build 2 released

2013-03-27 Thread Richard Smith
On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 1:53 PM, Mikus Grinbergs mi...@bga.com wrote: On 03/27/2013 12:32 AM, Hal Murray wrote: On my XO-1, keys F1, F2, F3, and F4 don't do anything. Same for me. Works for me. The 5 machines in my XO-4 testbed work correctly. Mikus, I know you probably are testing on XO-1.

Re: Developer key request issue ?

2013-04-04 Thread Richard Smith
Hi Richard, Waooo 71K Does a big deployment is coming ? Nope. Its for an existing deployment. I can wait. It's not urgent for this one. BTW I will probably ask you for others (some XO on our Nosy Komba deployment) later in the month. Sure. Happy to help. Just send me a file of

Re: 13.2.0 development build 5 released

2013-05-07 Thread Richard Smith
On Tue, May 7, 2013 at 3:12 AM, Hal Murray hmur...@megapathdsl.net wrote: I've got an XO-1 setup to reboot every 4 hours. It's stuck with the XO in the middle of the circle of dots. The dots are moving, so it's not totally dead. Ctrl-Alt-F2 doesn't work. Is there anything I can do to

Re: 13.2.0 development build 5 released

2013-05-07 Thread Richard Smith
rich...@laptop.org said: Boot with the check key held so you turn off pretty boot and see where its hanging at. It works most of the time. It's only occasionally that it hangs. Is there something I can edit that will turn off pretty boot? Assuming your laptop is not in secure mode: Edit

Re: I'm down in Uruguay this Xmas.

2015-12-21 Thread Richard Smith
On 12/09/2015 04:44 PM, Richard A. Smith wrote: and the response from the ceibal@ address was that they would pass my info on to people on the project. However, I've not heard back from anybody. Anyone here know of someone I could contact @Ceibal who's involved with the XO's they have?

Re: Re (2): low battery shutdown

2016-03-01 Thread Richard Smith
> OK, thanks. From: James Cameron , Tue, 23 Feb 2016 06:18:55 +1100 If a couple of full charge and discharge cycles don't fix the inconsistency, the battery is close to end of usable life. I agree with Paul that power-logs will be useful if Peter wants to dive deeper into

[Server-devel] My Observations and experiences with XSCE 0.2.1

2013-03-19 Thread Richard Smith
I want to try and make some tweaks to the ds_backup so I need a working school server. I grabbed a random XO 1.75 I had with 12.1.0-21 installed and tried to install XSCE 0.2.1 but I was not successful in getting a working config. After installing xs-config-xo and runnign bootstrap-xo I received

Re: [Server-devel] My Observations and experiences with XSCE 0.2.1

2013-03-19 Thread Richard Smith
On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 6:20 PM, Tim Moody timmo...@sympatico.ca wrote: I have installed 0.2.1 on an XO 1.75 successfully in one go and the XO 1.75 I'll try a 2nd machine. server and another XO were both able to register and connect to schoolserver (without http:// I sometimes get a google

Re: [Server-devel] My Observations and experiences with XSCE 0.2.1

2013-03-19 Thread Richard Smith
Odd that should of been disabled in the base install, which version of xs-config is installed? Dunno. Where do I look for the version? PythonHandler django.core.handlers.modpython rpm -q django shows its not installed so I tried yum -y install django but no dice. Still won't start up.

Re: [Server-devel] My Observations and experiences with XSCE 0.2.1

2013-03-19 Thread Richard Smith
Dunno. Where do I look for the version? rpm -q xs-config 0.8.2.100.18.g8895685-1 -- Richard A. Smith One Laptop per Child ___ Server-devel mailing list Server-devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/server-devel

Re: [Server-devel] My Observations and experiences with XSCE 0.2.1

2013-03-20 Thread Richard Smith
On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 7:16 PM, Richard Smith rich...@laptop.org wrote: Dunno. Where do I look for the version? rpm -q xs-config 0.8.2.100.18.g8895685-1 I tried a 2nd install on a XO-1.5 I had and received exactly the same results. (Without the MN tag problem). The install appeared to go

[Server-devel] ds-backup broken in 12.1

2013-03-20 Thread Richard Smith
I discovered today that ds-backup.sh is broken in 12.1 and beyond. The problem is that the 'ping' command changed to no longer being suid root. ds-backup.sh uses ping to check if the network connection to the schoolserver is functional. Since ping won't run as user olpc it always exits. The fix

Re: [Server-devel] My Observations and experiences with XSCE 0.2.1

2013-03-20 Thread Richard Smith
If you would be so brave to try the latest rpm, please start with the testing enabled repo[1]. Done. With a fresh install of 12.1 as just trying to remove the dot files and re-run the config script didn't work very well. Reboot and the same httpd problem with pathagar exists. This is

Re: [Server-devel] My Observations and experiences with XSCE 0.2.1

2013-03-21 Thread Richard Smith
On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 6:30 AM, tkk...@nurturingasia.com wrote: I used the testing repo. Installation, registration and access went well on my XO 1.75. Interesting. So I wonder whats up with my setup. I'm slightly different in that I'm not using a AP rather I have a USB network adapter in

Re: [Server-devel] My Observations and experiences with XSCE 0.2.1

2013-03-21 Thread Richard Smith
On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 4:34 PM, Jerry Vonau jvo...@shaw.ca wrote: On Thu, 2013-03-21 at 14:33 -0400, Richard Smith wrote: On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 6:30 AM, tkk...@nurturingasia.com wrote: I used the testing repo. Installation, registration and access went well on my XO 1.75. Interesting

Re: [Server-devel] My Observations and experiences with XSCE 0.2.1

2013-03-21 Thread Richard Smith
That places 2 network adaptors on the client XO and might interfere with name resolution, just want to be sure what is the contents of /etc/resolv.conf are. Can you post that info and maybe the output of route -n from the XO client please? domain local search local nameserver 172.18.96.1

[Server-devel] New ds-backup for 12.1

2013-04-01 Thread Richard Smith
I have a new ds-backup client package for 12.1 available here: http://dev.laptop.org/~rsmith/ds-backup-client-0.15-1.fc17.noarch.rpm This is both a bugfix and a feature release. The bugfix is that the ds-backup is broken on 12.1 and greater OS releases. It will never actually do a backup

Re: [Server-devel] [UKids] NUC and solar power questions

2014-06-20 Thread Richard Smith
On 06/20/2014 12:07 PM, George Hunt wrote: 2. Is the 10 amp charge controller (described on the website) sufficient or would a 20 amp be better? If you are considering other charge controllers I'll note that with the PV-136 a MPPT controller is basically required.