[Olpc-open] Looking for an xo user support/community mailer

Samuel Klein meta.sj at gmail.com
Tue Dec 4 02:01:47 EST 2007

On Dec 4, 2007 1:30 AM, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky <znmeb at cesmail.net> wrote:
> > Is there a community mailer for users to ask questions, provide each
> > other support and share experiences with using the XO laptop?
> One thing that occurred to me over the weekend was that everyone who
> signed up for a G1G1 that can do so might well want to download an image
> and run it in Qemu or VMware, or install Fedora 7 or 8 and jhbuild. I
> did both jhbuild and VMware images of "joyride" and "ship2", and spent a
> few hours Sunday using the XO "chat" application over the Internet!
> The instructions on the Wiki are a tad cryptic, but I managed to get
> things to work with a few hours of experimentation. I don't know what
> the bandwidth is of the server that supports chat -- there were only
> about 10 or 15 people tops in my neighborhood yesterday. Next weekend
> I'm going to try to get the audio to work in a VMware image.

Nice to meet you.  You make a good point that everyone who has
requested a g1g1 machine should be pointed towards emulators to get
them started.

> There used to be VMware images on the web somewhere, but in the rush
> towards shipment, they seem to have been abandoned in favor of Qemu and
> jhbuild. If there's enough interest, I'll hack up an image (with a
> slightly larger disk capacity than the standard ones -- it's so small
> you can't install VMware Tools.)

This would be lovely.  I don't know if anyone is working on this now;
you should leave a note on the appropriate talk page, and for
user:mncharity (who was looking after qemu images for a while), to say
you're going to start.


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