[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] The Road to SoaS-2: A new Snapshot!

Ton van Overbeek tvoverbeek at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 21:04:56 EST 2009

Generated the usb stick on Windows using liveusb-creator 3.2 with the '-x'
option to get the boot/olpc.fth file. Edited the olpc.fth file to get
rid of the extraneous
backslashes (Luke already fixed this in git, but no updated windows version of
liveusb-creator has been created yet).

First tried to boot it on my Dell laptop (Precision M60, Pentium-M,
1920x1200 res).
Got the three bars to complete, but then a blank screen and no X
windows. no Sugar.
Could not get a text console (Ctrl-Alt-F[1-6] did not work).

Then reflashed the stick and tried to boot it on the XO.
Got the nice graphical plymouth boot which took a loooooooooong time to complete
(much much longer than a SoaS-1 image). Again a blank screen and no X.
Here I could get to the text consoles. Noticed there was a cursor which could
be moved over the screen with the XO touchpad.
dmesg did not show any obvious clues.
Xorg.0.log showed at the end:
(II) GEODE: Driver for AMD Geode Chipsets: Geode LX, Geode GX
(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screen found
The XO specific xorg.conf file was created in /etc/X11 and read
by the X server..

All in all not very successful.
I hope you can use this info.

Ton van Overbeek

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