My view of OS7 on XO-1

Steven M. Parrish smparrish at
Wed Sep 30 08:27:27 EDT 2009

> It now connects to my home AP without manual intervention, and quickly too.
> Yea!  Thanks.
> I haven't figured out how to setup a mesh network.  I've got two circles on
> the frame.  One is a copy of the icon for my AP in the neighborhood view.
> The other one is gray and the text says "Create new wireless network".
> Poking it doesn't do anything that I can see.
> I had a power failure this afternoon.  That gave me a pop-up asking for the
> password to my AP.  The AP was dead.  It already knows the password to my
>  AP.
> At one point, I had 4 strange AP icons on the neighborhood view, all the
>  same color, all said olpc-mesh.  They may have been created while I was
>  poking around after my AP got killed by the power failure.  After a while,
>  they went away when I wasn't watching.
> Turning off the Automatic Power Managment  check-box in the control panel
> doesn't work.
> I can uncheck the box, but after poking OK and opening it up
> again, it comes back checked again.
> After a while, an idle system goes into a funny power saving mode.  The
>  radio LED is off and pings are ignored.  If I poke a key, the CPU active
>  LED (right of the battery LED) blinks
> but the system doesn't wake up.  Poking the power button gets me back to
>  the system.  An occasional ping (75 seconds) avoids this.
> If the display has been dimmed, poking the LED-brighter key (F10) turns the
> display on, but it comes up all white.  Poking a letter key or moving the
> cursor
> shows the picture.

Mesh is not currently available, should be in the next release.

These builds now use powerd for power management.  What you described is 
normal for when the system sleeps.  To wake it up just press the power button.

haven't seen the whiteness issue you described but I'll look into it.

Thanks for testing and the report.
Steven M. Parrish
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