10.1.3 image and Firmware q2e42

Paul Fox pgf at laptop.org
Tue Feb 1 15:02:46 EST 2011

daniel wrote:
 > Hi! We are using a software image based on dextrose, I know that the
 > official OLPC software image is different, but for this question I think
 > that is the same.
 > We want to install dextrose (suppose 10.1.3 image) with the firmware q2e42.
 > What do you think? This is possible or we will have problems with this
 > combination of firmware and software image?

you can read the release notes for the firmware releases between
q2e42 and q2e45 here:

i'm sure the release will run.  but q2e45 in particular contains
a fix for machines hanging during boot (d.l.o #9100) as well
as EC firmware which fixes issues with resuming from suspend from
the touchpad.  you can also see that q2e43 fixed very many bugs --
many of them are related to the selftest diagnostics, but others
could affect OFW's ability to install new releases.

we don't issue new firmware lightly, and of course we recommend
that deployments always use the latest firmware.


 > Regards, Daniel.
 > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
 > From: Daniel Castelo <dcastelo at plan.ceibal.edu.uy>
 > Date: Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 4:25 PM
 > Subject: Dextrose and Firmware q2e42
 > To: dextrose at lists.sugarlabs.org
 > We have delivered dextrose 1.0 for our XO 1.5 machines, we want to release
 > this version to XO 1.0 one's, but based on some bad experiences that we had
 > in the past we aren't allowed to update the firmware (problems with some
 > machines that remained broken after the process). The question is, if we
 > have the firmware q2e42 installed, will dextrose (version 1) run properly in
 > this machines?
 > After a first test ( ten minutes one) seem that works, but I suppose that we
 > could have some problems if we don't update the firmware to the last
 > version.
 > Thanks
 > Daniel
 > -- 
 > Ing. Daniel Castelo
 > Plan Ceibal - Área Técnica
 > Avda. Italia 6201
 > Montevideo - Uruguay.
 > Tel.: 2 601 57 73 Interno 2228
 > E-mail : dcastelo at plan.ceibal.edu.uy
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