OLPC Firmware Q2B13

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OLPC Firmware Pre-Production Release Q2B13 - 2006-12-29

This is the firmware for the pre-production test build of the B2 boards.

File:Olpc-Q2B13.rom

MD5: efb1591d0c762b2f7c11688f4a118398


Changes since Q2B11

  • LinuxBios: Correct buggy attempt to fix errata 57
  • LinuxBios: Turn off unneeded clocks in the USB controller
  • LinuxBios: Change a lot of printk_err to be the priority warning or debug
  • LinuxBios: Check straps to look for a BTest2 and if found then set the clock divisor up for 66Mhz.
  • OFW: Net device is not first in boot order
  • OFW: Mods to make device tree exportable.
  • (Fixed copy-nand bug introduced by the short-lived Q2B12 version)

Installation Caveats

  • If you have a B1 system:
  1. Perform the auto-reinstall procedure at http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Autoreinstallation_image before upgrading to this firmware version
  2. DO NOT use olpcflash to write new firmware images. Doing so will erase the manufacturing data that was added at the factory.
  • After you reflash, you must power cycle by physically removing power from the system. A warm-start or button-induced restart is not sufficient. Please remove both the battery pack and wall adapter for 10 seconds.

ATest users only: If you use olpcflash to write this image, you must use the --brick option.
Example: olpcflash --brick -w image.rom
This will update your EC code.

Known issues

  • Auto-repeat is slow on some USB keyboards
  • NVRAM storage for configuration variables is not yet implemented.
  • JFFS2 does not handle ECC
  • The boot menu is incomplete
  • Dirctory symlinks have a problem.


The ATest/Infineon RAMS variant of this firmware version has not been released.

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