10.1.3 image and Firmware q2e42
dcastelo at plan.ceibal.edu.uy
Wed Feb 16 13:15:37 EST 2011
Our idea is that just our technical stuff (and maybe volunteers with certain
knowledge) could update the firmware.
But this process will take us at least two or three months. So, we want to
release our new software version trying to make it compatible with both
firmware version Q2E41 and Q2E45.
You have mentioned some bugs that could affect us:
* #9100 (machines hanging during boot)
* EC firmware which fixes issues with resuming from suspend from the
* bugs in selftest diagnostics
* others that could affect OFW's ability to install new releases
We couldn't reproduce the bug #9100, and maybe we could accept the price of
the other bugs that you have mentioned.
However we have another problem in the keyboard mapping: the user couldn't
use certain special keys, for example the "frame" key.
I know that in the past the keyboard mapping configuration has changed from
setolpckeys utility to HAL.
The workaround that we found is the use of "setolpckeys" in our F11 image.
If we copy /etc/udev/rules.d/96-olpc-keyboard.rules and
/usr/sbin/setolpckeys all the key combination work.
My question is, the use of setolpckeys in our F11 build could be dangerous
or incompatible with the keyboard mapping based on HAL?
On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 6:02 PM, Paul Fox <pgf at laptop.org> wrote:
> 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
> > 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
> > this version to XO 1.0 one's, but based on some bad experiences that we
> > 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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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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