Collaboration test environment problem

Gary C Martin gary at
Mon Mar 2 14:20:27 EST 2009

On 2 Mar 2009, at 16:35, James Simmons wrote:

> Benjamin,
> There is another difference I thought of.  The machine that seems to  
> be working OK is running in a Xepher window.  I'm using a wide  
> screen flat monitor running at 1440 x 900.
> The machine that doesn't seem to be working runs at 1024 x 768 and  
> Sugar takes up the entire screen.  When I was running Xubuntu on the  
> same box it was able to run at a higher resolution (don't know what  
> it was, but Sugar ran in a window).  Fedora doesn't want to run at a  
> higher resolution.  So maybe the "buddy" is going offscreen somehow.

Just as a sanity check, open a Terminal and try the olpc-xos command,  
it provides a text list of all the buddy names it currently sees.


> Now the toolbar, etc. for the neighborhood view doesn't look  
> truncated, so I don't know.
> I'm not exactly sure that the same users are appearing in both  
> neighborhoods (other than the one I know is missing).  I'll try and  
> verify that tonight.
> James Simmons
> Benjamin M. Schwartz wrote:
>> James Simmons wrote:
>>> I have two PCs running Fedora 10 and the Sugar RPMs that come with
>>> that.  One of the computers runs GNOME and the other uses Window  
>>> Maker.
>>> I run sugar-emulate on both.  One copy of Sugar uses the name  
>>> "jim" and
>>> the other uses "jsimmons".  Both use the
>>> jabber server.  Both are connected to the same router using  
>>> Ethernet cables.
>>> When I go to the neighborhood view (F1) on both I see a number of
>>> "buddies".  However, while on the "jim" machine (Window Maker) I  
>>> can see
>>> and invite "jsimmons".  When I look at the same view on "jsimmons"
>>> (GNOME) I  cannot see user "jim", although I can see other users.
>> Do they see the same other users?
>> is using the "shared roster", so every  
>> user
>> should be able to see every other user.  If the asymmetric  
>> visibility that
>> you describe persists for more than 10 minutes, then you have found  
>> an
>> extremely bizarre bug.
>> --Ben
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