Installing powerd on earlier F11 builds

Richard A. Smith richard at
Wed May 25 19:07:50 EDT 2011

On 05/25/2011 01:20 PM, Paul Fox wrote:

>   >  Its the other way around.  The original problem was reported by people
>   >  using the racks.  We just theorized that people who stack them would
>   >  also have a similar problem.
> yes.  but quozl's test of xo-1 laptops, as reported in the above
> comment link, showed screen damage when vertically stacked.  he
> didn't test in a rack.  i was suggesting that the temperatures might
> not rise as high in the charging racks, which is sridhar's use case.

Perhaps not quite as high but I think it will still get high enough to 
cause the LCD damage.  I often discharge batteries by leaving a bank of 
machines at OFW running watch-battery.  Once I was using a bank of XO-1s 
and tried to save floor space by leaving the laptops closed and placing 
them up against the wall.  The not exactly like they would be in a rack 
but very similar.  When I returned the laptops in the middle were very 
hot.  So hot I almost could not handle them.

Richard A. Smith  <richard at>
One Laptop per Child

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