Expected date for 8.2.0
cjb at laptop.org
Wed Sep 10 03:38:53 EDT 2008
Hi Robert, thanks for the notes.
> Regarding WPA support remember you have existing G1G1 users out in
> the wild using WPA plus a new G1G1 is scheduled for November time
> frame. It is also possible that a deployment or two use WPA.
We aren't going to ship without WPA support, but we also aren't working
on improvements to the WPA support we already have.
> There are suspend related bugs in 8.2-759. 1.) There is a nasty
> suspend related networking bug that requires a hard boot to get
> working again. Turn on power management, let the laptop suspend,
> (screen dims), and then close the lid. Open the lid again and the
> wireless connectivity is dead. Sometimes you have to repeat the
> lid closing several times to get the network stack dropped. Seems
> to happen the quickest if you have been using the network for a
> shared activity such as chat for a while. ( Bug does not seem to
> happen if ohmd is logging). Once this happens restarting sugar
> will not revive it. I have had to reboot to get wireless working
This is #8103, which is fixed in Joyride and will be fixed in 8.2-760
when that's built.
> 2.) I noticed in build 757 after opening the lid the system would
> attempt to connect to the last network device it had been connected
> to. With 759 it looks for a mesh first no matter that you had been
> connected to an AP last.
It will try the previous AP again, but it'll first cycle through the
mesh channels looking for a school server. This was a request from
deployment, to make sure that when a laptop arrives from home to school
it finds the school server there. The cycle time is unfortunately long:
over a minute. If it's enough of an inconvenience, we might consider
some mechanism (perhaps a networks.cfg entry) for saying "I don't care
about connecting to mesh networks automatically, always prefer APs."
> 3.). If the laptop is in suspend, closing the lid does not turn
> off the backlight. (I look through the USB port after I close the
> lid and the light is still on. ).
This is #8137, and is unlikely to be fixed in time for 8.2.0; the
workaround is to either wake the machine before closing the lid, or to
open and close the lid after the lid close that didn't trigger sleep.
Chris Ball <cjb at laptop.org>
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