'menu' in OFW on an XO-1

Mitch Bradley wmb at laptop.org
Sun Mar 13 11:21:37 EDT 2011

On 3/13/2011 8:09 AM, Richard A. Smith wrote:
> On 03/13/2011 01:15 AM, Sridhar Dhanapalan wrote:
>> With firmware Q2E45 on an XO-1 (yes, I finally got it unlocked!), I
>> type 'menu' at the ok prompt.
>> On an XO-1.5, I get a very useful list of icons that run different
>> hardware tests. On this XO-1, I only get an array of square outlines.
>> The first (top-left) is blue. The others are black. Clicking on them
>> does nothing.
>> Is that expected behaviour?
> Not expected but not surprising. The graphical hardware
> tests/diagnostics were developed for the 1.5. In XO 1.0 we only had the
> text based tests. I suspect that the 1.5 graphics stuff came along for
> the ride when we started building newer XO-1 firmwares.

Actually, it has been around for a long time.  The menu framework and 
command came along for the ride with the graphics infrastructure that is 
used for pretty boot and the graphical depiction of security status. 
Only with 1.5 did we populate the menu with actual icons and behavior.

> We should disable that command for XO-1.

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