Anyone playing with Ubuntu on XO-1.5?

David Farning dfarning at
Mon Jun 14 13:17:10 EDT 2010

On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 11:53 AM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 18:33, David Farning <dfarning at> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 11:06 AM, Martin Langhoff
>> <martin.langhoff at> wrote:
>>> [ Put aside the tinfoil hats (there's no Ubuntu conspiracy) and the
>>> distro flames (no, I don't want to know which one is better). ]
>>> Curious minds want to know...
>> At this point Sugar on Ubuntu is unusable broken.  Activity Central
>> has signed a 12 month contract with to create and maintain
>> Ubuntu on Sugar.  I hope that by Aug we will have a usable set of
>> packages which can be test on the XO-1.5.
>> As all ways, community support is appreciated.  A working Sugar on
>> Ubuntu is just one of several protects which I feel need to be nudged
>> into moving forward.... and I am just 'putting my money where my mouth
>> is' to make it happen.
> I know the work you are sponsoring must be costing you lots, but if
> you could sponsor someone to attend the next UDS, I think it will pay
> off greatly.

+1. Canonical has offer to sponsor two developer to the next UDS:)

> I have to confess than in the Maverick UDS there was a blueprint about
> Sugar but I messed the schedule up and attended something else instead
> :(
> But once you get there, and if you can find the right person, you can
> have a much better upstream-downstream conversation than most people
> think.

Phase one is improving the relationship with Debian and establishing
credibility:)  As a summer internship LukeF is acting as a tour guide
to Debian and Ubuntu.

For phase two, I hope that we can show up at the next UDS with a
working product (show me the code) and a skill team for developers and


> Regards,
> Tomeu
>> david
>>> Have you installed, or tried to install vanilla(ish) Ubuntu on an
>>> XO-1.5? If yes, which version? What install process? Did it work?
>>> Drivers missing our outdated? Did you have to grab custom packages?
>>> (which ones?)
>>> cheers,
>>> m
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