[Sugar-devel] First impressions of a new XO user

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Thu May 24 08:51:11 EDT 2012

On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 12:33 AM, Bernie Innocenti <bernie at codewiz.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> a coworker got an old XO-1 and asked me to refurbish it for his kids. So
> I asked him to test OLPC-OS 12.1.0 build 11 and report any problems he
> ran into. New users can offer a fresh perspective on things that we give
> for granted.
> Some of the items below could be turned into trac tickets or wishlist
> items (provide a way to kill activities, provide a way to wipe the user
> profile, make more activities work in tablet mode...). If you need more
> information from the reporter, feel free to contact him directly at
> diegolino at google.com.

Ouch. Well, we knew that 12.1 was not going to be recommended for deployments :)

You may want to help Diego load something more stable now that this
experiment has been conducted.



> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> From: Diego Puppin <diegolino at google.com>
> To: Bernie Innocenti <codewiz at google.com>
> Subject: primo bug report
> Date: Wed, 23 May 2012 15:24:02 -0400
> My older kid (7yr) and I had a lot of fun last with the OLPC. We
> played maze, we took pictures and more.
> The younger kid (15mo) seemed confused by the lack of a touch screen  :-)
> - I can't find a way to connect to a network with hidden SSID. I tried
> to add my network using Gnome, but I couldn't find a "Connect" button
> there. Back to Sugar, the hidden network is still hidden.
> - The audio/video system seems unreliable. "Record" takes a long time
> to start. When I try to record (audio or video) the success rate is
> around 30% - the activity gets stuck. I can leave the activity but it
> keeps running in the background (green leds for camera and mike still
> on). How can I kill the activity entirely?
> - I found a recording in the Journal, but the Play activity failed
> with something as "resource busy".
> - While playing maze, with some gesture I changed the borders from the
> activity-specific border/menus to a different view. The only way out
> was the "square" button on top right. What's the gesture in and out of
> the activity-specific border/menus?
> - Only maze and collapse seem to work in game mode (rotated screen,
> use of the joypad). The other activities all requires a mouse. That's
> too bad.
> - Is there a way to upload an Epub and use the computer as an
> e-reader? Is there a mode where the backlight is off (I heard rumors
> like that)?
> - Reliability seems an issue. For a reason or another, I ended up
> rebooting every few minutes when I was switching among apps. When I
> stuck to play maze, everything was smooth and my kid did a million
> runs through the labyrinth. Just out of curiosity, did you install a
> beta build, or is it supposed to be stable? I don't mind "dogfooding",
> but I would be worried if this is the build going out to the public.
> - Is there a way to wipe it and restore to factory? You mentioned
> something like that.
> Diego
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>  _ // Bernie Innocenti
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Walter Bender
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