Re: Acoustic distance measurement test results

2007-11-18 Thread quozl
On Sun, Nov 18, 2007 at 06:01:22PM -0500, Benjamin M. Schwartz wrote: I also encountered some difficulty when sharing the activity over the mesh at distances greater than 25 meters. This might be because the default mesh frequency (Channel 1) is the same as MIT's pervasive wireless network.

Re: Test release of multicast NAND updater

2008-11-07 Thread quozl
Test 3, a different place, B4 acting as sender, five C2 as receiver, channel 1, four C2 updated fine in one or two passes. The C2 that I mentioned before is continuing to give trouble. Same symptom occurs, usually between 20 and 200 blocks after starting. Have tried varying position, channel,

Re: Test release of multicast NAND updater

2008-11-07 Thread quozl
Worked great. Test 1, C2 as sender, channel 1, B4 as receiver, C2 copy-nand'd from os757.img, broadcast update worked fine, only three lost packets, and that was as I was handling the receiving unit. On the next run through the sequence numbers the missing packets were picked up, the NAND was

Re: Touch pads

2008-11-25 Thread quozl
On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 02:42:42PM +0545, Bryan Berry wrote: One important point, make sure you hit the Fn key last when you do the 4-finger salute. Agreed. http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Four_finger_salute -- James Cameronmailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] http://quozl.netrek.org/

Re: Packet loss during wireless scans (Testing needed)

2008-11-25 Thread quozl
Reproduced on 767 with 5.110.22.p18 Also observed packet loss when switching between text virtual consoles using Alt/F1 and Alt/F2 ... but it was difficult to reproduce. -- James Cameronmailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] http://quozl.netrek.org/ ___

Re: Simulating a lower resolution on the OLPC XO Laptop

2008-11-25 Thread quozl
On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 11:57:17AM +0100, Strider wrote: The problem with this is that the laptop isn't powerful enugh to handle fullscreen applications at this resolution. All those I have tried have worked fine at this resolution. Which particular applications are you referring to? I've

Re: Announcing the NANDblaster

2008-12-05 Thread quozl
On Fri, Dec 05, 2008 at 11:28:45AM +0100, Bert Freudenberg wrote: Wow, that's great! With that reflashing many laptops might even be fun, just watching the blinkenlights ;) The wireless LEDs are not enabled, you have to watch the screen instead. (Not a complaint, merely an observation, as the

Re: 2588 - Journal unusable

2008-12-11 Thread quozl
On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 04:24:32PM -0500, Eben Eliason wrote: 1) Joyide is the development build stream. It doesn't by any means promise stability, in general. 2) It's early in the release cycle, so things are even more likely to break in fairly big ways. It is as if joyride is being used as

Re: No surprise on memory

2008-12-15 Thread quozl
On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 11:21:18PM -0500, Benjamin M. Schwartz wrote: I'm no expert, but making the system work well without overcommit would probably require extensive modifications to the python interpreter, the fd.o libraries (dbus, gstreamer, telepathy, etc.), gecko, and maybe even X. All

Re: Help runnning a script after Installing an activity from .xo

2008-12-17 Thread quozl
On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 12:31:31PM +0530, shivaprasad javali wrote: So I have to modify the /etc/sysconfig/modules/olpc-1.modules file so that I ask the XO to load the OSS module when it boots. Why when it boots? Why not when the activity starts? #!/usr/bin/python import os os.system(/bin/su

Re: XOs with no sound

2008-12-30 Thread quozl
How to fix no sound caused by operating system. 1. obtain the root prompt, e.g. by starting the Terminal activity and clicking on become root button, 2. if you wish to find out in which way the settings have been corrupted, copy the file /etc/asound.state before proceeding, cp

Re: UDP broadcast from an XO

2009-01-01 Thread quozl
Visibility in Neighbourhood View is determined by access from the XO to the Jabber server. The Jabber server does not relay these UDP packets for you. Therefore visibility is not an indicator of ability to operate over UDP. A wireless router will relay the UDP packets. The relay is being done

Re: administrative security

2009-01-11 Thread quozl
Physical access to the system gives full access, especially once the developer key is obtained, to install applications that their teachers or government had not considered. The system considers the user to be the authorisation authority. If specific applications are not welcome in a deployment,

Re: What keeps me going...

2009-01-12 Thread quozl
+1 ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel

Re: looked for, but did not find, control knobs for mesh

2009-02-02 Thread quozl
On Mon, Feb 02, 2009 at 02:09:31AM -0500, Mikus Grinbergs wrote: To me, two kids under a tree is a very important scenario. Although mesh fails on current Joyrides, I'm experimenting with manual intervention (e.g., ifconfig) to get it going anyway. Said manual intervention could be added as

Re: Treatise on Formatting FLASH Storage Devices

2009-02-04 Thread quozl
On Wed, Feb 04, 2009 at 12:40:38AM -1000, Mitch Bradley wrote: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/How_to_Damage_a_FLASH_Storage_Device Read it and weep. +1 Fixed a couple of typos in the last section. Also, re: Conversely, if the layout is bad, every cluster write might split two pages, forcing the

Re: 8.2.1 Thoughts

2009-02-05 Thread quozl
On Thu, Feb 05, 2009 at 06:53:44PM -0500, Michael Stone wrote: 1) Daniel Drake discovered some annoying wifi regressions (#9235). We need to find root cause here, e.g. by bisecting the kernel patches added since 8.2.0 and testing each resulting kernel with both the new and the

Re: 8.2.1 wireless testing results #2

2009-02-06 Thread quozl
Comparing staging-26 against 8.2-767, using a NetComm NB600W (purchased 2007-12-13) configured for either open or WPA TKIP. Open works fine. Connection is automatically reestablished on reboot. WPA(TKIP): 8.2.0 reconnects on boot, staging-26 always fails to reconnect on boot, bringing up the

Re: power consumption after shutdown

2009-02-13 Thread quozl
Long ago I did some early measurements of the EC and it was consuming current while operating. The operating current has varied slightly according to the firmware version. There have been improvements, but I've not measured it recently. The symptom you describe is quite normal ... the battery

Re: power consumption after shutdown

2009-02-14 Thread quozl
On Sat, Feb 14, 2009 at 01:56:22PM -0500, Mikus Grinbergs wrote: I have found the XO-1 batteries (mfg by BYD Company Ltd) to be very stingy with energy loss. When I put one back in after a month out of the case, the XO software told me it was still 94% charged. The displayed state of charge

Re: power consumption after shutdown

2009-02-14 Thread quozl
On Sat, Feb 14, 2009 at 08:26:13PM -0500, Mikus Grinbergs wrote: This gets more and more bizarre !! No, it's just physics and chemistry, constrained by engineering. Please, if you think it is bizarre, explain why you think so, and I'll happily explain the physics that I know. What I am now

Re: power consumption after shutdown

2009-02-15 Thread quozl
On Sun, Feb 15, 2009 at 12:36:36AM -0500, Mikus Grinbergs wrote: My apologies for not being clear. I'll try again: I want to feel that the battery that I just put into the XO I'm walking out the door with is as charged up as it normally can be. 1) If that battery came from an XO that

Re: new mailing list for other distros?

2009-02-18 Thread quozl
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 the NAND), since the future direction is to have them run relativly standard

Re: Price point plus sales to individuals

2009-02-18 Thread quozl
On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 04:37:34PM -1000, Mitch Bradley wrote: Okay, so those of you who are keen on there being a way for individuals to buy XOs at $2xx dollars should place a volume order, set up a web site, and start raking in the dough. +1 (I'm not volunteering to do that, but the point

Re: On optimizing Theora

2009-02-19 Thread quozl
On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 12:28:42AM -0500, Benjamin M. Schwartz wrote: GCC 4.3 evidently does not do a very good job of optimizing for geode. What percentage of CPU time was spent in libtheora? -- James Cameronmailto:qu...@us.netrek.org http://quozl.netrek.org/

Re: XO memory size

2009-02-23 Thread quozl
Sounds interesting. Which version of debxo? Show us the output of /proc/meminfo. Another thing is X drawing is very slow; however if I add: Option FBSize 8388608 to xorg.conf, it becomes visibly faster. Why is limiting the video ram to half the size make it faster? Good question, I'll

Re: XO memory size

2009-02-25 Thread quozl
On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 04:33:59PM -0800, Derek Zhou wrote: Another thing is X drawing is very slow; however if I add: Option FBSize 8388608 to xorg.conf, it becomes visibly faster. I've tried to reproduce this, and failed. Please give me a copy of your xorg.conf file. What I did was install

Re: OS/X11 support for XO-1 hardware?

2009-02-25 Thread quozl
On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 10:47:07PM -0800, Hal Murray wrote: Is there anything I can do on my XO running terminal so that when I ssh to another system and run a text based X program the fonts will come out useable without a magnifying glass? Not that I know of. The X server dimensions and

Re: debxo ohmd testers wanted

2009-03-09 Thread quozl
://dev.laptop.org/~quozl/ohm.git/ -- James Cameronmailto:qu...@us.netrek.org http://quozl.netrek.org/ diff --git a/debian/README.Debian b/debian/README.Debian index aa31ee0..1614f1f 100644 --- a/debian/README.Debian +++ b/debian/README.Debian @@ -1,7 +1,16 @@ -README for Debian-style packaging

Re: [Olpc-france] extend the memory flash space with an SD card to build open80211s

2009-03-13 Thread quozl
On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 07:27:47PM +0100, Aime Vareille wrote: However I found http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Ubuntu_On_OLPC_XO not good because it puts the fedora kernel on the ubuntu which works with some discrepencies ; it takes also some time because of qemu and the boot is not optimal. Fedora

Re: [support-gang] the keyhandler.ppy mystery

2009-03-22 Thread quozl
I've reviewed the code in rsync://updates.laptop.org/build-candidate-801/root/usr/share/sugar/shell/view/keyhandler.py and I cannot see a way to easily induce the symptom you report even with mistaken changes done in an editor. On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 09:58:19AM -0500, Aaron Konstam wrote: I

Re: [Server-devel] rsync on xs-dev

2009-02-12 Thread quozl
On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 06:27:03PM -0800, Sameer Verma wrote: I was trying to rsync ISOs last night (updating an older release) but it didn't work...might help those who have limited bandwidth. You can rsync over SSH, and you can use --partial to ensure that the data you have got so far is not

Re: [Server-devel] mkusbinstall fails

2009-02-15 Thread quozl
You got Input/Output error during cp read of /media/cdtmp.Rf6276, which I guess is the loopback mounted ISO 9660 file system image. The most common cause of this is truncation of the image, especially if the files on which it occurs are near the end of the image. checkisomd5 is missing. Install