New release of F11 for the XO-1 - Build11

Sameer Verma sverma at
Sun Jan 17 19:21:43 EST 2010

On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 2:17 PM, Steven M. Parrish <smparrish at>wrote:

> On Wednesday 06 January 2010 01:43:54 John Gilmore wrote:
> > > Keyboard and mouse will not wakeup from sleep.  Can be fixed by
> disabling
> > > power management in Sugar.
> >
> > Is there any reason for cutting release after release that don't work
> > unless end users disable power management (sometimes twice!)?
> >
> > Surely if you can't fix the bugs, you could at least ship the release
> > with power management disabled by default, so it works out of the box.
> > Or, one step up from that, have it figure out which hardware it can
> > reliably suspend on, and only have it enable suspend by default on
> > that hardware.
> >
> >       John
> >
> Sorry it took a bit of time to respond but I've been on vacation and now am
> recovering from the flu.
> I released OS11 as a 1st build with the new buildsystem.  There are still
> some
> issues which need to be addressed but I wanted to get a new build with
> updated
> kernel etc out for testing.
> I did some local testing with powe rmanagement disabled by default and the
> issue persisted.  It only went away when I went into the control panel and
> manually enabled and then disabled power management.
> I truly wish I had the hours to devote to tracking down and fixing all
> these
> issues, however the $DAYJOB along with commute time keeps me away from home
> for 13 hours a day, and the $DAYJOB is not in the industry, where I could
> work
> on this on the side, but it does pay the bills.
> It is my hope to get the remaining issues addressed in short order so a
> final
> release can be made.  We do have a time constraint since F11 the base of
> our
> releases will go "End of Life" in June.
> I appreciate all the testing you and others are doing and would welcome any
> assistance in tracking down and exterminating these final few issues.
> Steven
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At OLPC-SF, we saw Robert Howard's XO with the F11 build (my guess is the
previous build) and some patches he mentioned that get the camera working
and the rotate button function as it is supposed to. Are those changes in
this build?

Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Information Systems
Director, Center for Business Solutions
San Francisco State University
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