[Sugar-devel] Show Must Go On - SoaS for the XO-1

Chris Marshall jns-cmarshall at comcast.net
Sun Jun 21 12:08:56 EDT 2009

Thanks for the "sneak preview".

I downloaded the image and installed on my XO-1.
The general appearance and operation are very nice.

Some issues I had:

(1) the Browse activity did not load---just lots of
blinking of the startup screen, no error logs
by default. I do see errors about missing gtk
and gnome stuff.

(2) no automount of USB drives which made it
tricky to install FF6 to see if that would work

(3) I noticed that the ~soas/Activities directory
had a symbolic link to '*' which seemed odd

I haven't tried anything further but the network
connection to my AP was quick and transparent:
after it booted, the network would be connected.
Very nice to see after years of wait, click, wait,
click....to get connected with 767 and others.

No chance to try power management.

Sebastian Dziallas wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I'm very pleased to announce the first early preview of a new generation 
> of SoaS XO-1 images. Those consist not only of the latest and greatest 
> Sugar bits, but also a F11 base system and a special OLPC kernel based 
> on 2.6.30.
> This means now that even power management actually works out of the box. 
> There are some other points, for example the mostly working keyboard 
> keys. But this is really just a preview!
> You'll notice only very few activities in your home view, which is due 
> to a mistake in our config files. You'd be able to symlink the folders 
> from /usr/share/sugar/honey to ~/Activities, though. This is a known 
> issue, but if you come across others, please let us know!
> Finally, I'd like to take the chance to thank all the people for their 
> tremendous work, especially Martin Dengler and all the folks at OLPC!
> Now how can you get that? Just download the following two files:
> http://download.sugarlabs.org/soas/xoimages/devxo-1.crc
> http://download.sugarlabs.org/soas/xoimages/devxo-1.img
> Put them on a USB key or a SD card, plug them into your XO and execute:
> copy-nand u:\devxo-1.img or copy-nand sd:\devxo-1.img
> Note that you'll need to have an unlocked XO and the latest firmware!
> So. Happy hacking and let us know what you think! :)

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