New F13-arm build os6

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at
Thu Apr 28 14:23:25 EDT 2011

On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 9:55 PM, Chris Ball <cjb at> wrote:

Cool - brief testing shows some good aspects and a wide range of instabilities


 - it boots, gnome works
 - connected to a WPA2 AP after a few tries
 - installing olpc-utils from koji works nicely
 - python-only activities start

Slightly less good

 - boot messages are not shown on the XO's own screen, even trvial
boot hangs require a serial adapter
 - clicking or pressing enter too early confuses gdm
 - VT sessions would sometimes hang during "login"
 - gnome terminal sessions could hang after a trivial session (mount
ext disk, rpm -ivh olpc-utils) - mouse flickers over window.

This is possibly due to the video driver situation, or IO, but
interaction felt laggy. Same unit feels more responsive and stable
with the F12 img, and with and update to F13 packages.


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