[OLPC New Zealand] Māori Macrons & olpc keyboard

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Fri Jul 5 19:57:53 EDT 2013

On Sat, Jul 06, 2013 at 09:00:42AM +1200, Tom Parker wrote:
> On 06/07/13 05:37, Jerry Vonau wrote:>
> >
> > On 5 July 2013 07:01, Tom Parker <tom at carrott.org
> > <mailto:tom at carrott.org>> wrote:
> >
> >     I now have a USB that re-flashes if you hold down the game keys,
> >     reboots, sets the timezone, the language and the keyboard and then
> >     prompts the user to press enter to shut down. If you don't hold down
> >     the game keys it just does the customization which can be done more
> >     than once without damage.
> >
> >
> > Care to share the forth scripting? Remember to have the AC plugged in
> > for the first boot, there maybe a firmware update in the image. I've
> > taken a slightly path using a menu for different operations and install
> > new firmware if present before installing the image.
> No additional scripting, I'm relying on the built-in
> hold-down-game-keys-for-signed-build-reflash to select the
> behaviour.

I see.  The u:\fsN.zip handles the initial install, then when it
reboots the u:\boot\olpc.fth is handling the customisation.

> > There is a "press enter to shutdown" routine build into xo-custom are
> > you scripting the reboot question also?
> If you're talking about the read < /dev/tty1 > /dev/tty1 I haven't
> changed it. It usually doesn't work. When it doesn't work, after
> pressing enter once, every second key-press is passed to the shell,
> until you press enter again and then it shuts down.

Sounds like concurrent I/O conflict with the shell on tty1.  Perhaps
xo-custom should chvt 8 and read and write from /dev/tty8.

James Cameron

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