Q2E30, Candidate-25 and DebXO don't play nice

Mitch Bradley wmb at laptop.org
Sat Jan 31 01:14:36 EST 2009

Add "dcon-unfreeze visible" to olpc.fth before the final "boot" command.

Bobby Powers wrote:
> hello all,
> I just installed candidate-25 of 8.2.1, and while it works flawlessly
> in my limited testing, DebXO doesn't like prettyboot.  I've tried
> creating an initscript to echo 0 to /sys/devices/platform/dcon/freeze,
> locating it in /etc/init.d, and creating an appropriately named
> symlink in /etc/rc5.d, but to no avail.  I then copied
> z-disable-bootanim (or some such name) from the 8.2.1 build and
> replaced my dcon_off init script with it, but that didn't work either.
>  Running either one on its own does the trick.
> Workarounds:
> 1 - hold down the check key when booting to disable prettyboot.
> 2 - after debxo boots (basically wait 2 minutes), press ctrl-alt-f2,
> type 'root', hit enter, then the root password (if one is set) and hit
> enter, then carefully type 'echo 0 >
> /sys/devices/platform/dcon/freeze', and hope you didn't make any
> spelling mistakes.  if it doesn't work, hit ctrl-alt-f3 and try
> everything from the login-on again :)
> Humble suggestion:
> do not freeze the dcon if booting off an SD card.  most non-olpc
> distributions won't know to unfreeze the dcon as part of the boot
> process.
> I have to be up early, so I'm giving up for now.  let me know if I am
> just overlooking something simple, that would be wonderful
> yours,
> Bobby
> p.s. there is a small possibility that you have to echo '1', not '0',
> it is late, and I'm typing this on my other computer.

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