[IAEP] [support-gang] Persistance For Downloaded Activities: How To???

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Wed Apr 24 20:53:20 EDT 2013

On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 05:07:36PM -0700, Caryl Bigenho wrote:
> I am customizing some XO-1s for an elementary school. When I
> download extra Activities, how do I get them to persist without
> having to keep them in the Journal? For some reason, one machine
> does this. The Activities remain even when the Journal in empty. For
> others, they disappear if removed from the Journal. I must have done
> something right for the one where they persist, but can't find info
> anywhere to make it happen with the others.

This doesn't happen for me with 883.  I opened Browse, clicked on
Activities, searched for IRC, clicked download.  When it had finished,
I went to the journal and the IRC activity was there.  The IRC
activity was also in the home view.  I used Erase in the journal, and
the IRC activity remained in the home view.

Are these the steps you used?

> BTW... on the old builds that I am reflashing from, the XO mesh
> network worked without them having to be connected to the
> internet. Now I am installing 883 and the icons no longer appear in
> the neighborhood view... until I connect them to the access
> point. With which older builds did the mesh work independently for
> the XO-1s? Does it with any of the newer builds?

This doesn't happen for me with 883.  The mesh icons are in the
neighbourhood view immediately after boot.  I did not need to connect
to an access point first.  I hadn't already picked an access point, so
one of the mesh icons automatically started.

If you use 883 on an XO-1.5, then the mesh icons won't appear.

James Cameron

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