[Testing] Notes from an impromptu 8.2.1 Release Mtg.
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Fri Jan 30 19:25:41 EST 2009
> I still don't understand which version you are comparing to. Can't you
> just go to the control panel and check?
That only gets me the currently installed version. It takes a while to
switch back to older versions.
Let me try again.
I'm using WPA, version 2 on a Linksys WRT54GL running their stock firmware.
In the past few weeks, I've had 3 versions of software on my XO.
I started with os759 from last Sept. I think that is what was released.
Most of the time, when I power up or Restart, it connects automatically. I
have to reboot a dozen times to get a case that fails.
I could time the reboot process by starting a ping to my XO, rebooting the
XO, stopping the ping, and computing the lost packets. There was no human
activity in that process.
A while ago, I tried the software that was announced in the message that
started this thread. That's what I called 1352. It came from:
That directory contains:
which is what I installed.
That web page says:
OLPC Build staging-9 (devel_jffs2)
Looks like I should have called it build 9. Sorry for the confusion.
I've never seen that connect automatically. Most of the time, it worked when
I poke the icon.
A few days ago, I tried build 25. For me, it acts just the same as build 9
> What is wpa.sh and why do you have to use it? You do know that the OS
> supports WPA out-of-the-box (although unreliable with some APs),
It's a shell script that sets up the crypto stuff. I think it was announced
on devel ages ago. My copy is dated Dec 2007. It writes to:
It is option 4 from:
I use it because I have a big long password. It's much easier to
select/stuff than type in.
Is this the problem? Does the new/current NetworkManager and/or Sugar need
some info in some other location? Somebody recognizes my AP since it has
star on the icon and I don't need to enter a password when I poke the icon.
> Did you wait sufficiently long enough (perhaps as long as 5 minutes)
> for the XO to check mesh channels for school servers before consulting
> the history of infrastructure networks?
I wait until the icons stop blinking. I haven't carefully reverse engineered
the pattern and/or I'm not sure it's always the same, but it's something like
scan the mesh channels, try my AP, then scan the mesh channels again.
That takes a while, but it's less than 5 minutes. I have waited more than 5
minutes a few times when I got distracted doing something else. That didn't
> Is the AP is marked as a favourite when it appears on the network
> view? It should have a star against the circular icon.
Yes the icon for my AP has the little star. (That's after running Wpa.sh I
don't remember looking before running Wpa.sh) The star is how I find the
icon to poke. There are several other APs within range, usually 2 to 4.
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