Some testing notes for OS10 for the XO-1

Paul Fox pgf at
Mon Dec 14 02:43:20 EST 2009

smparrish will correct me if i'm wrong, but i believe the release
you're testing runs powerd, not ohmd.  the presence of the control
panel, and its inability to control powerd's behavior, is a bug,
or an unimplemented feature -- take your pick.

(you can disable powerd if you wish, with "initctl stop powerd",
and move /etc/events.d/powerd elsewhere.  then start ohmd as you
did below.)

i'm curious about the keyboard/mouse not waking things up properly,
but i have zero time to look at it currently.

to prevent powerd from suspending the laptop, edit /etc/powerd/powerd.conf,
and adjust the timeout s to something big, like "999999999".


philipp wrote:
 > Switching off pm doesn't work (with control panel GUI or command):
 > [olpc at xo-11-08-d6 logs]$ sugar-control-panel -s automatic_pm off
 > /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/sugar/ DeprecationWarning: 
 > the sha module is deprecated; use the hashlib module instead
 >    import sha
 > sugar-control-panel: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name 
 > org.freedesktop.ohm was not provided by any .service files
 > After starting ohmd with "sudo service ohmd start" (per default service 
 > ohmd is off for all runlevels) it is possible to switch off automatic_pm 
 > (at least no error anymore), but it still suspends after some time and 
 > with resume is the same problem as before.
 > Is ohmd supposed to be on or off?
 > On 12/12/2009 01:55 AM, Steven M. Parrish wrote:
 > > If you are going to try out OS10 for the XO-1 here are a few things that need
 > > testing.
 > >
 > > Does it boot consistently into Sugar?  Gnome?
 > >
 > > Any strange lockups?  If so what were you doing?
 > >
 > > Can you upgrade packages using "yum update" from the command line?
 > >
 > > Does sound work?
 > >
 > > Can you suspend?  Does it wake up?
 > >
 > >
 > > Please report any issues you have.
 > >
 > > Steven
 > >
 > >
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