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Puppylinux for the OLPC laptops: XOpup
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01micko


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PostPosted: Tue 01 Mar 2011, 00:21    Post_subject:  

Well Mark S, you can now say that you have contributed to the development of XOPup Very Happy

I have rewritten the freeramdaemon script to offer generation of a swap file. It's fairly straight forward. I'll be posting the script on the first page of this thread. It is just a matter of extracting it and moving to /usr/local/bin/ where it will overwrite the original.

I tested it on my xo-1 and it works fine.

Anyone wishing to test, just erase the swapfile you have already created, note it will not erase if it is loaded!

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PostPosted: Thu 10 Mar 2011, 02:43    Post_subject: XOpup-2.1 is released  

XOpup-2.1 is released

See the changes from XOpup-2 in the Change Log

You could use your old save-file from XOpup-2 and should update normally.

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Mark S.

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PostPosted: Fri 11 Mar 2011, 01:02    Post_subject:  

mavrothal wrote:
Mark S. wrote:

Alas, you are probably right. The camera doesn't seem to work in sugar either. Is it very difficult to open the case and plug the connector back in?

Thankfully the XO is designed for easy repair and there are visual guides for it. Here is for the XO-1 and this PDF is for the XO-1.5 which is very similar to the XO-1 with the exception of the microSD storage and removable WiFi module.
Unfortunately non of the pictures shows the camera and the infamous ribbon but is pretty evident.


We got as far as opening up the back cover. It was scary, and may have made things worse. Do you have to remove the motherboard in order to get at the ribbon? They don't show any instructions for removing the motherboard! The only connectors on the side of the motherboard that I could access appeared to be for the USB ports. It appeared that we would have to pull two video wires and maybe a half dozen other connectors.

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Fri 11 Mar 2011, 13:11    Post_subject:  

Mark,
you can do it without totally removing the motherboard but is a pain.
You just need to remove the 2 speaker connections and the power connection on the bottom. You do not need to remove the antenna wires on the top.
See if this video can help better http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x687xn_xo-top-disassembly_tech

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PostPosted: Tue 29 Mar 2011, 03:47    Post_subject: alternative olpc.fth  

Some SDcards particularly if they are ext2/3 (miss)formatted fail to work with XOpup.
If you have such a case replace the "olpc.fth" file in the "boot" folder of XOpup with the attached, and try again.

Pls provide some feedback either way
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Description  alternative /boot/olpc.fth for XOpup
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PostPosted: Wed 13 Apr 2011, 15:41    Post_subject: XO-1 touchpad  

A couple of weeks now Shocked I'm trying to see if there is anyway to tame the XO-1 touchpad that goes nuts by itself every so often.
Logging the events one can see that are happening almost one every 3-4 minutes after the first 10 minutes.
Resetting and recalibrating the touchpad every few minutes (7 in this case) dramatically decreases the "going nuts" events.

The downside is that every 7 minutes a warning comes up that tells you to keep off the touchpad because it resets.
You may find it annoying, or you can see it as a form of WorkRave/anti-RSI Very Happy
The warning can be eliminated but if you touch the touchpad while is resetting and recalibrates it goes nuts again. So you have to decide for your self what bothers you most Embarassed

Anyway, if you have a lot of problems with the XO-1 touchpad download and install this pet, restart your XO-1, see how it goes and report back eitherway.

Edit: v2 has some changes in the order of things and editorial changes in the warning

Edit 2: v3 adds a bigger time gap between the warning message and the actual touchpad resetting, since was often easy to miss it and try to use the touchpad while it was resetting

PS If you rather take your chances without the warning, you can right-click and "open as text" the (invisible) /root/.power_cycle_touchpad file and comment out by hash (#) the long line 2 (in v2) or line 5 (in v1).
To change the frequency of the event, change the number (seconds) in line 4 of the /root/Startup/touchpad_log file
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Description  XO-1 touchpad resetting tool
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PostPosted: Tue 19 Apr 2011, 03:13    Post_subject: Thunar WM  

BK posted a standalone Thunar file manager that works fine in XOpup (no JPG issues).

However, when you click on "home" or a mounted volume you still get ROX-Filer, which I think is confusing unless you want Thunar only for "special missions".
So I modified the pet a bit to also open Thunar when clicking on desktop volumes or folders.

To give it a spin, download and install thunar-1.0.2-1-i486-xo.pet

Although the pet is labeled "-xo" should work fine on any puppy 5x.

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PostPosted: Fri 06 May 2011, 03:08    Post_subject:  

I can see several downloads of both the alternative olpc.fth and the touchpad.pet.
Any feed back would be appreciated so we can decide to include it or not in an upcoming version of XOpup or as an update to 2.1.
Thx

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PostPosted: Thu 19 May 2011, 15:12    Post_subject: tuxmath, type, paint etc  

ttuuxxx provided tyxmath, tuxtype tuxpaint and supertux with the required SDL libraries as pets in this forum thread

They will not work in XOpup (and other 5.x puppies I assume) unless you first
Code:
ln -sf /usr/lib/libpng12.so /usr/lib/libpng.so.3

Then tyxmath, tuxtype and tuxpaint work fine.

SuperTux is conflicting with olpc-kbdshim XO keyboard daemon and is missing a proper desktop entry. So if you want to install it, install afterwards the supertux_helper.pet attached here that
a) will stop olpc-kbdshim upon SuperTux start and restart it on exit
b) provide a proper SuperTux desktop entry and
c) will take care of the libpng command mentioned above.

Note. version 2 of the pet is just merging 3 scripts of v1 in one. There is not any functional change between the two versions. So if you got v1 you do not need to update to v2.
supertux_helper-2.pet
Description  SuperTux helper pet for XOpup
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PostPosted: Tue 31 May 2011, 14:29    Post_subject: mount NAND  

If you install the new OLPC 11.2.0 builds in the internal NAND of your XO-1 you'll find out that you can not access it anymore from XOpup.
The attached F14_NAND-2.pet will fix this Wink
It contains the required devices, ubiattach and ubidetach from mtd-utils_20090606-1ubuntu0.10.04.1_i386.deb and a script to modify fstab and rc.local.
Install and you'll be able to access both NAND partitions from /.xo-nand and /.xo-nand2.

Do not install if you are running a Fedora 11 build (OLPC 10.1.3 or Dextrose2)

Version 2 will check if you are running and F14 build on your XO-1 and will exit (with a warning) without messing up your fstab and rc.local, but is still not a good idea to install the pet if you do not have an F14 build in your NAND.
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Description  Access the internal NAND of the XO-1 containing Fedora 14-based builds
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PostPosted: Sun 26 Jun 2011, 04:11    Post_subject: OOo4Kids  

OOo4kids is the OpenOfice.org suit adapted for kids (class 7- to 12+)

I made an 82MB sfs out of the current 1.2 version of OOo4Kids that runs fine on XOpup and probably other puppies.

The nice thing about OOo4kids is that you can adjust the "User Level" to Beginner/Advanced/Expert (from Tools > Options > OOo4Kids > General) to present different number of buttons and options to the user.

One think that you may want to do is to increase the default scaling from 115% to 125% from Tools > Options > OOo4Kids > View

Download the SFS file from:
http://www.datafilehost.com/download-86604a0b.html -new version
(md5sum: ad2fb1ce492f546a98fde07d57ebe1d1)
and enjoy Laughing

Edit: The md5sum: ad2fb1ce492f546a98fde07d57ebe1d1 version has improvements in usability (right-click "open with..." and MIME-Types in /root/Choices)

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PostPosted: Tue 28 Jun 2011, 10:12    Post_subject: Congratulations Mavrothal and the rest of the gangsters!!!  

Hi guys,

I v been off from puppy forum for quite a while and specially from the xopup project.Just wanted to visit this historical thread and see how you guys are doing.Smile Mavrothal, i will never forget the days that you tirelessely fought with xopup those days !!! The blows were heavy and the march forward was infact really scary.but you did it!And the rest of the guys too.(Mitch Bradley,thanks buddy for the continued support). In one of my emails to him he had mentioned how he had earlier tried to convince some of our puppy gurus as to how to boot the XO with Puppy but failed due to the "hell bent" nature of our puppyians.Well im sure we all agree at the same time that if it werent for the hellbentness of puppyians to get xopup up and running.Xopup would stil have been a dream.Smile Ok guys keep it up.I salute you all for the great effort you guys put in to make the world a better place,in a puppy way! Smile
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PostPosted: Sun 10 Jul 2011, 16:41    Post_subject: Frisbee network manager  

After some little effort I got the much more user-friendly Frisbee network manager developed by Jemimah, to work in XOpup reliably Very Happy .

Just download and install the attached pet, reboot and click the connect icon on the desktop.
Then select your network, click "+Create Profile for selected network" and you are done!
Check its many other features at its original thread

Be advised that the Frisbee_XO pet installation will overwrite rc.local and rc.services, so if you have done any modifications in these make sure to back them up before you install.

Also note that after installation or removal of the pet you'll have no network until reboot.

Finally, among other needed mods, I also modified the install script so all the previous network setting will be preserved and re-instated to their "before-frisbee" state if you uninstall Frisbee.
So give it a try. You'll like it Very Happy

v2 of the pet has minor fixes in the reconnect script to detect "strange" AP names and a correction in rc.local to bring mesh down at startup.


Note: I find Frisbee messages both cute and fitting for both the XO laptop and XOpup. However, if you rather not have them, just type in terminal:
Code:
mv /usr/bin/xpupsay /usr/bin/xpupsay-inactive

Revert, to get the messages back
Frisbee_XO-2.pet
Description  Frisbee network manager adapted for XOpup-2.x
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PostPosted: Sun 10 Jul 2011, 16:46    Post_subject: Frisbee network manager  

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PostPosted: Sun 10 Jul 2011, 16:47    Post_subject: Frisbee network manager  

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