New boot animation for 12.1.0

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at
Mon Mar 26 03:37:55 EDT 2012

On Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 10:50 PM, Mikus Grinbergs <mikus at> wrote:
>>> I do not think the two-step progression from one dot to three dots is
>>> very
>>> useful.  Particularly since on an XO with 21005xx1 with both an USB hub
>>> and
>>> an USB-ethernet adapter plugged in, "pretty boot" stalls with the one dot
>>> showing.  [No change after 30 minutes;  no clue as to what the user
>>> should
>>> do now.]  Note - the same setup with pressing the check button (_no_
>>> pretty
>>> boot) will boot correctly to completion.>
>> Hit escape and you'll get the output and you can see what it's doing.
> That just brings me into "non-pretty" boot -- which I already know will
> work.
> Besides, hitting escape has to be precisely timed -- AFTER it would cause a
> pause at the ok prompt, but BEFORE the boot process stalls. [Once booting
> has paused at the single dot, pressing escape does nothing.]
> If I wanted to run non-pretty boot -- much simpler to press the check button
> as the XO-1,5 powers on.

My point was if you hit escape once it stops you can see where the
boot is stopping so to find out what is causing the problem.


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