[olpc-nz] [Testing] Testing Summary: Auckland - 2 October 2010

Tom Parker tom at carrott.org
Mon Oct 4 05:56:17 EDT 2010

On Fri, 2010-10-01 at 18:18 -0700, Thomas C Gilliard wrote:
> Tabitha Roder wrote:
> > Tried out USR-20100922 virtualbox appliance with virtualbox 3.2.8 on MacOS
> > 10.5.8
> > Downloaded from
> > http://people.sugarlabs.org/Tgillard/USR-922-IRC-Remix.ovf
> > http://people.sugarlabs.org/Tgillard/USR-922-IRC-Remix.mf
> > http://people.sugarlabs.org/Tgillard/USR-i386-20100922.vmdk
> > Wasn't asked for a name or a colour on startup
> > "sugar" user's password is "sugaruser"
> >   
> add your own user with user manager in gnome
>  password root = sugarroot

So what is the purpose of this virtual machine? If it is to be a
potentially multi user system, would it better to have a first-run
create user process? How do you choose which user to log in with?

> > *Home screen did not resize, but activities did. After apt-get upgrade and
> > reboot, home screen resized.
> It is important to do apt-get update and apt-get upgrade from terminal

Is there any integration into the sugar ui? I've seen a check for
updates on some olpc XO builds, but I've never investigated what it

> > ctrl-shift-c and command-c cut-n-paste keyboard shortcuts don't work in
> > terminal (mac virtualbox host), and middle click cut-n-paste doesn't work on
> > a single button mac. Using ctrl-v pastes into surf.
> > Clicking the "become root" button in terminal asks for a password, I tried
> > blank and "sugaruser" but every password I tried ends the terminal
> >   
> use "sudo su" instead ( it is a Ubuntu thing )

The "become root" button should be removed, or at the very least not
kill the terminal. I didn't experiment with multiple tabs, does it just
close the tab, or does it kill the whole terminal?

Where is the appropriate place to report USR bugs?

> > Frame hot-corners worked well in full screen mode, but once I left full
> > screen I couldn't return to it. 
> Log in on gdm bar for Sugar fullscreen
> use "sugar-emulator -f "command from gnome for full screen

Sorry, this was very much a virtualbox thing. I couldn't make the guest
window fill the host's screen. In hindsight, host-f might have made it
go full screen. It worked after a restart of the host.
> > Shutdown didn't work from the home view, used sudo halt in the terminal or
> > power off signal in virtualbox.

> You need to logout  then hit right bottom of gdm bar for shutdown
> options
> It is set up for multiple users......( Students) 

If shutdown isn't possible from the home view, then there shouldn't be
an option to shut down there that does nothing.

> > Tried out
> > http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes/soas/soas-i386-20100930.15.isoin
> > virtualbox as above. Created virtual machine with hard disk and 512MB
> > memory. Booted from iso, got the fedora boot screen and then the 3 progress
> > bars which completed and were replaced with a black screen. Nothing happened
> > after that. Checked that iso checksum does matche checksum file in from
> > download directory. Didn't do any further testing of this iso.
> >   
> I have not been able to make one either.

I see you reported 20101002.18 worked with some bugs. Is this an
improvement over 20100930.15 which didn't work at all, or am I doing
something wrong with virtualbox?

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