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Las 10 preguntas más frecuentes (Actualizado Semanalmente)

  1. Donde esta mi Get One XO?
  2. Como puedo entrar a Internet?
  3. Como pruebo mi teclado para teclas rotas/dañadas?
  4. Por que mi mouse salta?
  5. Como empiezo? Donde esta el manual?
  6. Como cambio el Nickname de mi XO? el color de mi XO en las vistas de Sugar?
  7. Como hacen los donantes del Give1Get1 para accesar su año gratis de T-Mobile wireless Internet?
  8. Hacia donde se dirije el Give One XO?
  9. Does my laptop come with a hand crank? Solar panels? Can the XO be used Off Grid?
  10. How do I save or retrieve files from a USB drive or SD (Secure Digital) card?

Base de conocimientos PMF

Contents

Preguntas de los donantes G1G1

Donde esta mi Get One XO?

Por favor intente el nuevo tracker de ordenes en http://laptopgiving.org lanzado en Enero 28, 2008. Informaciones especificas/individualizadas están ya disponibles. Necesitara su dirección original de email desde el cual se hizo la orden, O su numero de referencia de 10-dígitos.

Nuestra pagina G1G1 Fulfillment Information da mas detalles acerca del proceso de envió de los G1G1.

Hacia donde se dirije el Give One XO?

Ulaanbaatar

The generous G1G1 donors of North America have given of tens of thousands of XO laptops to children in developing countries, including these new XOers in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (Photo by Carla Gomez Monroy, Learning Consultant, OLPC, 17 Jan 2008) 07-2

As of early January 2008, OLPC is preparing 10,000 machines for Mongolia, and 1000 each for Haiti, Rwanda, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, and Cambodia. Further details of the Give1Get1 program's matching donations forthcoming.

Que pasa si mi Give1Get1 laptop se ha perdido o ha sido robado antes de llegar?

File a lost or stolen package claim immediately with FedEx by calling 800-GO-FEDEX. They will work with you and the credit card company to find the problem.

Como hacen los donantes del Give1Get1 para accesar su año gratis de T-Mobile wireless Internet?

Give1Get1 donors can activate their T-Mobile offer when their XO is confirmed received.

Como contacto los servicios de donantes y entregas del Give1Get1?

Give1Get1 "customer service" questions need to be directed to Donor Services at 800-201-7144, open Monday to Friday 9am - 8pm Eastern time—or email "service at laptopgiving.org".

Cual es la informacion de exencion de impuestos de OLPC?

Our US tax-exempt EIN (Employer ID Number) is towards the bottom of the Give1Get1 Donor Services FAQ.

Como puedo donar mi Get One XO a un niño?

Desafortunadamente, OLPC no puede reenviar su XO Get One a uno de nuestros proyectos en un País en Desarrollo.

Usted puede querer Donate Your Get One XO a un grupo internacional en un país en desarrollo, a un organizacion sin animo de lucro en Norte America, las cuales están reuniendo XO para niños de colegios en US o Canada, o a un Proyecto de educacion en ciencias computacionales, incluyendo colegios y regional community groups.

Como puedo donar 100+ laptops? para todo mi colegio?

Contacte "givemany AT laptop.org" o llame al 800-379-7017. Costos básicos/detalles de cantidad están aqui.
Para preguntas de gobierno solamente, contacte "countries AT laptop.org"

Para mas pequeños esfuerzos internacionales, por favor trabaje con otros en la lista de correo grassroots.

OLPC no tiene un mecanismo general para hacer pruebas mas pequeñas, respuestas acerca de los pilotos en colegios se pueden encontrar inmediatamente en nuestros canales de chat #olpc o #olpc-groups (vea IRC channels para detalles). Similarmente, usted puede tener esta y otras respuestas aclaradas en el canal #olpc-help.

Empezando, Configuraciones del Laptop

Donde consigo soporte?

Haga click en Support para una extensa lista de documentación, soporte en chats, foros web interactivos, grupos regionales de usuarios y opciones de reparación.

Por favor considere unirse a una de las muchas comunidades de One Laptop per Child (OLPC) creadas como resultado del programa Give One Get One. Los portátiles XO están ahora llegando a travez de los EEUU y Canada!

Como empiezo? Donde esta el manual?

Figuring out the XO in Mongolia

La razón de diseño del laptop XO es alentar a los niños a descubrir/aprender cosas por ellos mismos, en vez de darles un set de instrucciones fijo. Sin embargo, usted puede aprender acerca de nuestro nuevo laptop XO con nuestra guía [[Getting Started]. Una Versión PDF para imprimir (17.5MB, se paciente al bajarlo!) esta también disponible.

Muchos voluntarios están también trabajando en Simplified User Guide -- por favor regrese de nuevo para ver mas actualizaciones.

Puedo imprimir desde el laptop XO?

Para este primer envio de XOs de Decembrie del 2007, no hay Printer Support determinado. La comunidad del ha trabajado en opciones printing options para los donantes de G1G1.

Como puedo accesar una consola de comandos Linux?

Para una consola de Linux, corra la "Terminal Activity"

Que hace "Registrar" (en Home view)?

"Registrar" is para los niños que se estan conectando al School Server, y no tiene ninguna funcion para los donantes del G1G1. Vea School Identity Manager para mas explicaciones. Despues de que un niño usa la funcion registrar en su colegio, esta linea desaparece de Home view.

Por que no hay un sistema de ventanas? Como aprendo el ambiente XO Sugar?

El ambiente de desarrollo de la XO (One Laptop per Child) usa la interfaz grafica de usuario Sugar arriba del sistema operativo linux. Este ambiente es nuevo y diferente de los tradicionales PCs y Macs. Esperamos que usted no solamente "aprenda haciendo", sino que también busque otros para colaborar en el proceso de aprendizaje— tomando la iniciativa de unirse/formar grupos de usuarios en linea y en el mundo real. Si hay otras formas en las cuales nosotros podemos promove la comunidad mundial de aprendizaje de OLPC, por favor déjenos saber.

Como cambio el Nickname de mi XO? y el color de mi XO en las vistas de Sugar?

El Nickname de su XO y otras opciones pueden ser cambiadas usando la lina de comando Sugar-Control-Panel de la Terminal Activity.

Como configuro la fecha y la hora en mi laptop?

usted puede configurar la fecha y la hora de la siguiente forma:

  1. Conectese a Internet. (Para detalles, vea Como puedo acceder a Internet? )
  2. Abra un prompt Linux. (Para detalles, vea Como acceso una consola de comandos linux? Note que a menos que usted sea un usuario avanzado, usted debe utilizar el boton de la actividad de Terminal para abrir el prompt.)
  3. Entre como "root". Asumiendo que usted esta usando el programa de la actividad de Terminal, usted puede hacer esto tecleando "su -" en la consola de comandos y presionando la tecla enter. Note que como usuario "root" usted tiene la habilidad de destruir todo el software de la XO, entonces usted debe terminar su sesión tan pronto halla cambiado la fecha y la hora.
  4. en la linea de comandos, haga los siguientes comandos:
    /usr/sbin/ntpdate time.nist.gov
    /usr/sbin/hwclock --systohc
  5. Presione la tecla enter después de cada uno. Como respuesta del comando ntpdate, si es exitoso se contacta el sercidor official de tiempo del govierno de los EEUU, el sistema arrojara una salida mostrando la hora y fecha correctos.
  6. Haga click en el icono "Stop" en la esquina superior derecha de la pantalla para salir y terminar la actividad Terminal.

Como configurar la zona horaria en mi laptop

Usted puede configurar la zona horaria en su laptop escribiendo el comando Sugar-Control-Panel en la Terminal Activity.

Como deshabilito el sonido de booteo?

Baje el volumen mientras el laptop esta booteando (i.e. antes de llegar a Sugar).

Teclado, Lenguajes

Cuales son las funciones de todas las teclas en el teclado?

El XO Keyboard tiene algunas teclas especiales y símbolos keycap. Vea Keyboard Shortcuts.

Puedo teclear en lenguajes diferentes al ingles?

Si, usted puede teclear letras de lenguajes no-ingleses.

Puedo cambiar mi teclado a el Dvorak layout?

Si, por favor vea Cambiando a Dvorak. me quede sin volumen en mi xo y no se como ponerlo otra vez{como hago?

Internet, Conectividad, Email, Chat

Como puedo entrar a Internet?

Nuestra Guia rapida de conectividad respondera la mayoría de preguntas acerca de la conectividad con internet.

Los donantes de Give1Get1 pueden activar su oferta T-Mobile cuando se confirmo la llega del XO.

Estoy en Google, pero el navegador me dice "search failed"!

Cuando la actividad Navegar, muestra una pagina con el logo de Google y una caja de búsqueda. esta pagina se guarda localmente en el XO, y esto no indica que el XO esta conectado a Internet. Por favor mire Como puedo acceder a Internet para saber como conectarse a internet.

Puedo usar una coneccion Ethernet?

Yes, you can connect to a wired Internet connection; use a USB-to-Ethernet adapter.

Note: XO laptops were intentionally designed for children in developing nations, where it is faster and less expensive to introduce wireless connections, rather than a traditional telecom infrastructure.

Como desabilito el wireless al volar?

To disable wireless when flying, use the Terminal Activity command Sugar-Control-Panel. For details, see Airplane mode.

Pueden los XO laptops compartir una coneccion de internet?

At the moment, an XO laptop cannot be on both the Internet and on the mesh network at the same time with a default laptop configuration. This ability will hopefully be re-enabled by default in the future; until then, School Servers can server as Mesh Portals, and further details can be found on the Mesh Network Details page.

Que es exactamente una red mesh o de malla?

A mesh network allows nearby XO laptops to talk to one another directly (wirelessly) without the need for a traditional Internet Service Provider.

This feature makes very rural deployments (say, Nigeria) practical; there isn't much need for dedicated network hardware. The laptops do the heavy lifting, rather than the traditional hierarchical network of hubs/switches/routers.

Try the mesh demo here, to see how a mesh can connect to the Internet.

hay un programa de Email?

You can use the Gmail activity to access your email, if you have a @gmail.com account; or you can simply use Browse to access most any web-based email program.

Can I install Other software, like Flash, Java, AIM, MSN Messenger, or Skype?

Most Other software is not supported by OLPC. Some software is Free and Open Source Software and supported by its own User Community. Other software does not meet the OLPC standard of Software Freedom.

Mouse, Touchpad

Can I attach an external keyboard or mouse?

Most USB keyboards and mice work fine. However, avoid "PalmPilot keyboards," as these use IR (infrared), and "wireless keyboards," as these use Bluetooth—neither of which are supported on the XO laptop.

Is there a stylus for the touchpad?

The touchpad is designed to work with a stylus across the full width of the three panels. (Only the center panel is sensitive to your finger.) A stylus does not ship with the laptop.

Currently, there are no activities that use the stylus. However, in a future software release, the Paint Activity (formerly known as Draw) will work with a stylus.

Por que my touchpad salta?

Hay tres problemas en relación al touchpad (three known touchpad issues). un mouse USB es útil en esos tres casos.

File Access

How do I save a file?

Files are saved automatically in the Journal Activity, accessed from the Home View. Select the notebook icon just below the XO character to open the Journal and find the activity or file you need.

For more information about the Journal, see OLPC Human Interface Guidelines/The Laptop Experience/The Journal.

How do I save or retrieve files from a USB drive or SD (Secure Digital) card?

Please see the complete instructions for using a USB Drive (sometimes known as a flash drive or USB key).

How do I delete a file?

Go to the Journal view, which you can access from the Home View. Select the notebook icon just below the XO character to open the Journal.

Find the file to be deleted by scrolling up and down the list.

Move the cursor over the file to be deleted and press to select and open a preview of the file.

Press the minus sign at the top of the screen to delete the file.

How do I play sound files?

The eToys activity can play MP3 and Ogg files. After finding such a file in the Journal, click the far right icon (a square in a disc) to start eToys to play it.

To play sound files, you can also try the Watch and Listen activity, a Media Player based on the Helix project. When on the Journal entry for a sound file, click in the middle of the entry, to show the details. On that page, hover the mouse over the square-in-disc icon in the upper right corner of the screen. It should say "Resume", and list the possible activities that you can resume this file with. Click on Watch&Listen. Check for supported codecs you may need to download, if you require proprietary formats.

General Activity/Interface Questions

How do I close an Activity (program)?

Most activities have an "Activity" tab with a close button () found at the top right of the display; select the close tab and press to close the activity.

For most activities, the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl-q or Ctrl-Esc can also close the activity (Esc is the key).

Alternatively, return to the Home view by pressing the "Home" key (). Hover the cursor over the activity icon to bring up a menu; press "Stop" to end the activity.

How do I download and run Activities (programs)?

There are many Activities the community has developed for download. From the Browser activity on the XO laptop, go to Activities and click on the .xo file within to download and install the activity to your laptop. When it is finished installing, click OK. Press the Home key (Image:Home_key_f3_small.png) (fifth key from the upper left) to see the taskbar.

Scroll the taskbar to the right (by clicking on the arrow ) until you see the icon for the activity; click on it to start.

All activities on the laptop have been developed in the open-source community by volunteers. OLPC encourages all laptop owners to contribute to this effort.

Is Internet required, or are Activities included?

The XO laptop does not require Internet access to be used. The XO laptop comes with more than 20 Activities (programs) and many more are freely downloadable. See this page for a quick introduction to introduction to pre-loaded Activities on the XO laptop. Start any of these Activities from the Activity taskbar at the bottom of the Home View.

After working properly for a while, activities won't load

There is a known bug in build 650 (the build shipped with all G1G1 laptops), which can result in activities working fine the first few times they are loaded; but on subsequent boots, the activities may not load.

There is a fix in build 653 and later versions. If you have this problem, please try upgrading to 653 or 656, which is the latest release, following the Upgrade Instructions. (Please note that upgrading to build 656 may disassociate the external applications installed in the previous build. See Trac #6317).

How do I use the Camera?

The Camera can be used with the Record Activity.

How do I take a screenshot?

Press Alt-1 at the same time. Go to the Journal. The screenshot should be the first item in the Journal. You can copy the screenshot to the clipboard, and open it with the Browse, Paint, or Etoys activity.

Specific Activity Questions

If you are interested in a particular activity, you may go to Activities and click on the link right next to the activity icon. This will point you to the documentation of the activity, which is maintained by the author(s).

Read: I can't find the icon for Read Activity. How do I read PDF files?

The Read activity does not have an icon; it automatically loads when you click on a .pdf file, either through the web browser (Browse Activity) or from a USB stick (Journal Activity).

Browse: How do I bookmark a website and browse it later?

Click the star (☆) in the upper-right corner to bookmark the website. The website will be saved in the Journal Activity for future use.

Browse: How can I protect my children from objectionable content?

If you would not allow your children to have access to the internet from a PC, then carefully consider giving them access to the internet with the XO laptop. If you feel reasonably safe accessing the internet with a PC, then you can feel reasonably safe accessing the internet with the XO.

The best thing you can do to keep your children safe is to participate in their education. For example, explain to them the kinds of threats they may encounter online and appropriate behavior, don't give out personal information such as an address, phone number, etc. over the Internet.

Finally, there are possible 3rd party solutions, such as http://DansGuardian.org, emerging as part of One Laptop per Child's Uruguay rollout. OLPC is also exploring options for future client-side filtering.

Desarrollo de actividades

How do I begin to write programs for the XO laptop?

You can find information on how to create your own programs for the XO at Getting started programming.

For those already familiar with both linux and python, the Sugar Activity Tutorial is a step-by-step guide to building a Sugar activity.

Generacion de potencia, Manego de potencia, Problemas con las baterias

Does my laptop come with a hand crank? Solar panels? Can the XO be used Off Grid?

The Get One XO does not ship with any human powered device or solar panel, which are designed to support the XO laptops shipped to developing countries.

Even without these accessories the XO is a Green Machine suitable for Off Grid and fluctuating power areas.

Future peripheral availability is discussed on the Product News page.

What kinds of power sources can I use with the XO laptop?

See also Does my laptop come with a hand crank? Solar panels?

In addition to plugging the laptop into an electrical outlet (110-240 volts AC), the XO laptop can take a DC input ranging from 11 volts to 40 volts, a range that’s far more flexible than most portable devices. The XO laptop is remarkably energy efficient, generally using only 5-10 percent of the average wattage of a standard laptop.

See our overall discussion of Battery and power requirements. For more formal specs, see Hardware specifications.

Cuanto dura la batería?

la vida de la batería es de aproximadamente de 3 a 6 horas, dependiendo de cuales actividades estén siendo usadas. Esta vida sera incrementada en el próximo lanzamiento de software aproximadamente 10 horas esperado para Febrero del 2008.

Como apago el laptop XO?

Desde el Home View, mueva el punteros sobre el símbolo del XO en el centro de la pantalla, y presione "Apagar."

O presione el botón de apagado cortamente hasta que la luz verde se apage.

Como pongo un laptop XO a dormir?

The sleep feature is not enabled in software provided on XOs shipped starting December 2007 in the Give1Get1 program. A software upgrade early in 2008 will support suspend/resume sleep features, for much improved battery life.

Mi laptop XO no se prende

Carefully read the power/battery issues at: http://laptop.org/start/troubleshooting.shtml

Ensure the battery is properly inserted and the power adapter is plugged into the XO laptop and the electrical outlet.

If both the battery and power lights are on (just below your screen, to the right),

and the laptop won't start when the power button is pushed, this may indicate a minor problem with the embedded controller (EC). Remove all power sources (take the battery out and remove the power adapter; wait 10 seconds to allow it to reset; and power up your XO laptop. Confirm your laptop turns on and boots. If your XO laptop does not turn on or boot, it may be damaged.

If your XO laptop was damaged on receipt, call Donor Services at 800-201-7144 within 30 days, to exchange it or email them at "service at laptopgiving.org". They are open Monday to Friday 9am - 8pm Eastern time. For warranty information, check the Give1Get1 program's Terms & Conditions, along with the Donor Services FAQ.

Is my battery OK? Why does it say "discharging" when plugged in?

The vast majority of reported battery issues are not in fact hardware problems, but rather software problems. This is because December 2007's Build 650 has a couple bugs which commonly leads to false reporting in the Home view, as to the actual amount of battery life.

These software bugs (#4208, #4401) will be fixed shortly, in an upcoming release.

If however your battery does not retain any charge at all, consider applying for an RMA return.

Software Update, Restore to Factory Default

How can I restore my Give1Get1 XO to its factory configuration?

If you have "upgraded" the software on your laptop, try the recover process: hold the 'O' game pad key during boot. This should boot from an alternate "disk image" (the one shipped with the machine).

Second, for advanced users only—be prepared to lose all data— try upgrading the activated laptop to re-flash its entire "disk image" including its operating system and Activities.

If you see a "Bad hash at eblock #0" message while performing these "Activated Upgrade" steps, this indicates your image on the USB key is bad. Download the image again, or try a different USB key.

How do I check which version of the operating system I am running?

Please see How to check the OS and firmware versions.

How do I update/upgrade my laptop? Opt out?

Currently two methods for Upgrading the XO are available: online and offline.

To opt out of updates/upgrades to your XO, which occur automatically over the Internet, please see the Update streams page.

What's the latest on the current software release? (Build 650)

Details of software "Build 650", which shipped on all Give1Get1 laptops starting December 2007, are found in Release notes/7.1.0. (This software environment includes the operating system and all built-in applications.)

Why do I see Build 653/656 on this page? What's the deal with Build 653/656?

Please refer to the section -- After working properly for a while, activities won't load.

How do I recover from a "Disk Full" error?

There are some situations—such as recovering from the "Disk Full" error—that may require you to reflash your XO laptop.

How do I run unofficial/unsigned builds & firmware?

For advanced users/developers only. You will need to download a "developer key". Please follow the process outlined at Activation and Developer Keys.

Or you may simply want to Upgrade Firmware.

Disk, Storage Device

How much memory/disk is built in?

The XO laptop has 256MB of dynamic RAM memory, as well as 1024MB (1GB) of flash memory.

Note: The flash memory acts as the hard disk. Original specifications are outlined here.

How should I use the SD card slot?

The SD card slot is hidden on the edge of the unit under the power button. It is not intended for casual use, but intended for (semi)permanent augmentation of flash storage on the system. To try to keep water and dust out of the main unit, it has a rubber seal that makes it difficult to extract the SD card.

As a result, we recommend using the USB ports for casual transient storage expansion or moving files from computer to computer.

Hardware Repairs, Returns

My XO laptop won't play sound

If there is no sound when you boot the XO laptop; or you are unable to record voice from the Record activity, you may have a broken component—like the speaker. If you confirm sound is completely broken, call or email Donor Services at 800-201-7144, open Monday to Friday 9am - 8pm Eastern time—or email "service at laptopgiving.org".

My screen has a couple discolored pixels

We regret that our warranty does not provide for replacement laptops in this case, where just a few pixels are imperfect, in keeping with One Laptop per Child's mission to build the best all-around low-cost laptop for the Developing World.

How do I test my keyboard for sticky/broken keys?

Test your keyboard by running the firmware diagnostics. See Cheat codes. Holding the rocker (button below the speaker) to the left, while powering on, will get you into these diagnostics. The keyboard diagnostic will come up pretty soon, if you exit various earlier diagnostics by hitting the Escape key. This lets you see very easily what the computer is seeing as you press or release each key. Any "sticky" key would be visible in light blue on the screen as if a finger was still pressing it.

The touchpad and stylus area can also be tested in the same diagnostic.

Finally, if you've genuinely confirmed your keyboard is damaged, after multiple reboots -- check your warranty if you need to apply for a possible return.

You might also want to check out the workaround: Stuck keys.

Problems with sticky keys may also be a software problem. If you have recently upgraded your firmware, which may have happened automatically as part of an upgrade to a newer release, you may also have run into a known bug in firmware q2d09 that can be fixed by downgrading or upgrading the firmware.

What is the warranty info? RMA process?

Our 30-day Warranty is described in the Give1Get1 Terms & Conditions. To exchange your hardware, apply for a Return Merchandise Authorization by following our RMA process.

All Give1Get1 "customer service" questions need to be directed to Donor Services. You can contact Donor Services by calling 800-201-7144 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, or email "service at laptopgiving.org".

Does opening my laptop void the warranty?

Yes, but your warranty expires after 30 days anyway. In fact you may want to disassemble your own XO laptop to explore its components, AT YOUR OWN RISK—for example, the screen connector and keyboard internals are very easy to break!

Do NOT remove the watch battery on the motherboard if you disassemble your machine—prior to the Q2D07 version of firmware, this can result in the computer becoming "bricked" or unusable!

We regret that spare parts are not yet available as of early January 2008.

How do I obtain replacement parts, e.g. batteries and chargers? Repair?

Replacement batteries and power cords (chargers) will be available in early 2008. We hope to arrange for the sale of replacement screens, touchpads and keyboards as well. Check our Maintenance/Repair pages for other emerging post-Warranty options.

Do NOT remove the watch battery on the mother board if you disassemble your machine; prior to the Q2D07 version of firmware, this can result in the computer becoming unusable, due to a bug in our anti-theft firmware implementation. G1G1 systems do not have the anti-theft system enabled.

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