New F11 for the XO-1 build 5
mikus at bga.com
Thu Aug 13 14:42:28 EDT 2009
> I have gotten a report of the XO-1 locking up after within an hour of booting
> booting when left idle. Can anyone else report if this is happening.
I leave my XOs up 24/7. I don't recall os5 (or earlier parrish
versions) ever having locked up when left idle.
> Display goes blank, a short press to the power button turns on the
> back light then pressing a key (I hit return) gets me back to normal.
This is also what I do.
In fact, I have adjusted the parameters for olpc-powerd to better
fit how I like to use the XOs. The result is that after a couple
minutes of idle the os5 XO suspends (power light pulsing very
slowly). When I want to use the XO again, I press the power button
to come out of suspend, and the <shift> button as confirmation that
I want to resume working with the XO.
[ The only awkwardness comes from my habit of transferring 100+ MB
files between XOs - taking considerable time without console input.
The XO power-saving function apparently does not recognize
'ethernet in use' as "busy", and eventually dims the backlight on me
- I have to press <shift> (which does not otherwise affect anything
going on) to restore the screen. [I have not actually noticed
whether the XO would "suspend" while the ethernet is transferring
data - but I believe "resume" on F11_builds such as os5 would
recover from the (external) ethernet adapter being powered down by
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