Initial F14 developers-only release for XO and XO-1.5

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at
Wed Sep 1 04:03:08 EDT 2010

This is awesome news, kudos to Daniel.

On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 08:49, pbrobinson at <pbrobinson at> wrote:
> Hey Daniel,
> Yippee! I suspect the sugar starting issues is the same one we're
> seeing in SoaS for F-14.

Hmm, I had some trouble on mainstream F-14 booting both Sugar and
GNOME (actually, even logging into the console was failing) but
booting with enforce=0 fixed it until an update fixed it for good.

Is it something different?

At this point I'm booting into Sugar from gdm without problems.



> I'm very busy until Sunday but i hope to have
> at least some time to be able to look at that problem and help you out
> where possibly as no doubt both SoaS and the builds for the XO will
> share a lot of common problems.
> With the kernel nearing a recent release is there any plans to get a
> chunk of the kernel patches upstream to ease on going maintenance?
> As always ping me if there's anywhere specific I can be of assistance
> in upstream Fedora.
> Peter
> On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 6:22 AM, Daniel Drake <dsd at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> After seeing the community help significantly with F11-on-XO
>> development, I'm wondering if we can do something similar for a future
>> release. So, I've taken the first few steps in getting OLPC's
>> technologies rebased on Fedora 14 and Linux v2.6.35.
>> The result has lots of problems, but I figure that publishing the work
>> so far is the first step in getting things fixed.
>> Things are in such an early stage that I'm labelling this as a
>> developers-only release. To name a few: Sugar crashes all the time,
>> the XO-1.5 camera doesn't work, there are some funky graphics bugs on
>> XO-1, no power management, DCON doesn't work right on either laptop,
>> desktop switching lands you at a blank screen.
>> For now, please don't file bugs unless you include patches. And, to
>> take 1 bite at a time out of this huge task, lets ignore all but the
>> biggest sugar issues for now because there is plenty of OS work to be
>> done first. (or alternatively lets take sugar issues directly to SL
>> trac)
>> And the links:
>> 2.6.35 kernel is in git:// branch olpc-2.6.35
>> OS build is done from 'f14' branch of olpc-os-builder
>> First released images are at
>> Trac is at (basically my immediate
>> TODO), please don't file tickets unless you include patches in these
>> early days
>> Note: I haven't tested those exact images (since Chris @ OLPC built
>> them), so boot-testing them can be the first task for someone. I have
>> been working from the same codebases making local images successfully,
>> so they will probably work (to the extent that things are working).
>> At this point this is all something put together by me in my spare
>> time. It's not known if or when OLPC would start working on an
>> official release from these efforts. But I figure that if we get
>> things properly stabilized and all the work is done cleanly, we'll
>> find one way or another to get this in the hands of deployments.
>> Daniel
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