[olpc-help] Diagnostic hangs or shuts down after touchpad test
tchomby at googlemail.com
Tue Nov 11 06:33:52 EST 2008
Ok, so I had it right, once I got the developer key and unsecured my
xo I was able to follow the manual firmware upgrade instructions and
upgrade my firmware to q2e22, then I booted the diagnostic mode and
confirmed with the keyboard diagnostic that just my left alt key was
sticking, then I followed the stuck keys guide on the wiki to disable
that key, and all works now.
Can I secure my xo again now? I prefer the secure mode boot screen.
Presumably I can secure it just by removing the developer key file
that I placed to unsecure it. But if I do that, will it still boot my
developer firmware version?
On Sat, Nov 8, 2008 at 1:33 AM, tchomby <tchomby at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 01:32:15PM -0700, rihoward1 at gmail.com wrote:
>> That is a known bug in Q2E18 and the ALPs touchpad.
>> see http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/8451
> Okay, then it looks like I need to change my firmware version, but there I'm
> stuck. I went to this page:
> which points me to this page to download the firmware:
> The latest firmware on that page seems to be q2e22, but there's no bootfw.zip
> file, the file it tells you to download, for that version, or for any version
> after q2d14. So should I downgrade the firmware to q2d14? I tried doing this,
> following the instructions, the the xo seems to ignore the firmware image.
> Looking at the boot information it says "firmware up to date", apparently the
> updgrade instructions don't work for downgrading firmware.
> So I need to either downgrade the firmware, which I can't find instructions
> for, or install one of the versions newer than q2e18 which don't have
> bootfw.zip files, to do that I think I need to get a developer key and follow
> the manual firmware install instructions, so I've sent a request for a
> developer key and await the result.
> Currently those instructions don't work for me, I hold down the escape key
> during boot but nothing happens, it just boots as normal, I guess that's
> because my xo is still secured, so I need to get a developer key and unsecure
>> On Oct 25, 2008, at 3:45 AM, tchomby wrote:
>>> On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 6:00 AM, rihoward1 at gmail.com
>>> <rihoward1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Which Open FirmWare version is installed on your XO ?
>>> Thanks for helping.
>>> I'm not sure exactly how to find out, but if I hold down the check
>>> (right game button) on boot to see more detailed boot information one
>>> of the first things it prints out is:
>>> OpenFirmware CL1 Q2E18 Q2E
>>> This page  says I should see the firmware version at a terminal,
>>> but I don't, or by running `olpc-bios-sig` but I get 'Command not
>>> : http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Autoreinstallation_image#What_firmware.
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