[IAEP] Six Week Old Email Mysteriously resurfaces! RE: 12-Year-Old XOs (even 18-yesr-olds)
cbigenho at hotmail.com
Sat Oct 8 15:52:35 EDT 2011
Ignore this one! Don't know where it has been for the past six weeks since it was sent or why it has suddenly resurfaced. The problem has been resolved.
From: cbigenho at hotmail.com
To: support-gang at lists.laptop.org; iaep at lists.sugarlabs.org; testing at lists.laptop.org
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2011 21:16:38 -0700
Subject: [IAEP] 12-Year-Old XOs (even 18-yesr-olds)
This afternoon I started getting 10 XO-1s ready to deliver to an elementary school in rural Montana. They were part of a stalled Contributors Program project and are being transferred to an elementary school in rural Montana where the middle school science teacher and the elementary tech teacher are very interested in using them. I have a meeting scheduled for Tuesday morning to orient the teachers.
Since the machines hadn't been used since I updated then to 10.1.2 (os652) and added a few science Activities Hi Folks,
This afternoon I started getting 10 xXO-1s ready to deliver to an elementary school in rural Montana. They were part of a stalled Contributors Program project and are being transferred to an elementary school in rural Montana where the middle school science teacher and the elementary tech teacher are very interested in using them.I have a meeting scheduled for Tuesday morning to orient the teachers.
Since the machines hadn't been used since I updated them to 10.1.2 (os652) and added a few science Activities last summer , I figured I could just charge them all, check for updates, and be good-to-go. I figured while I was there I might as well get developer keys for all of them too. I had decided not to reflash them all to 11.2.0 (os874) to save time.
What I ran into in the process was pretty wild!
Some of the machines worked fine. I was even able to add Labyrinth and Fototoon to several of them. On one, I was actually able to install a developer key. However, I got some strange error messages and really unusual Journal entries on others.
For example, some of the laptops were trying to go to a place called "activation.laptop.org" when I signed on and tried to go to the Activities page (see image 1). It offered the option of "adding an exception", but that didn't work. However, surprise, the Back button took me to the Activities page where I was able to download Labyrinth and Fototoon.
On some of the laptops I was not able to access the internet at all. See image2.
Later, when I looked at the Journal entries on some of the machines, I found they were incredibly old.... like 12 years! (Image3). There was one that said "18 years ago" also, but I seem to have misplaced the image.
One more image... When I clicked on the Browse icon on many of the machines I got the choices shown in Image4. I haven't encountered the "OLPC Activation Service" before. Tell me about it....
I think I will take the easy way out and just do the reflash update from a usb drive and then transfer the Activities I want to add from a usb drive.
I am curious, however, about these strange things that were happening. I also wonder if I will have problems with the reflashing. I will know more tomorrow!
Caryl (aka Grannie B or SweetXOGrannie)
IAEP -- It's An Education Project (not a laptop project!)
IAEP at lists.sugarlabs.org
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