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Reset nickname and preferences?

Is it possible to simple reset the preferred user name, so you can play around before giving yours laptop away to someone else? Yes, via the Sugar Control Panel, see Support FAQ#How do I change my machine's Nickname?. This may also help If in doubt use a single word for the nickname.

Problems with - in nickname

I tried changing the nickname from aaron to aaron-test-nick and the OLPC freaked out on X-restart/reboot, never made it back to the GUI. I had to manually edit the /home/olpc//.sugar/default/config file, changing it back to nickname = aaron. I used <ctrl>+<alt>+<fn>+1 to get to a console, logged in as root, found the file above and edited it with vi. Perhaps the new name was simply too long or contained invalid characters, but the [olpc@xo-00-00-00 ~]$ sugar-control-panel -s nick aaron-test-nick command should have warned about that if that's the case. [olpc@xo-00-00-00 ~]$ sugar-control-panel -g nick should return the current nickname, but not via a su'ed shell.

Reloading and updating

  • Autoreinstallation image is only for those with Activation and Developer Keys.
    • Olpc-update use to do an update if you have a network connection on the OLPC.
      • Time an up/down-grade with -bash-3.2# d1=`date` ; olpc-update 653 ; d2=`date` ; echo $d1 -- $d2
    • Activated Upgrade will reload the whole OS back to a default state, only needs a thumb drive.
      • See Talk:Activated Upgrade#Safe to stop after step 9? regarding powering off after user name prompt.
      • Original /etc/issue was OLPC build 650 (stream ship.2; variant devel_jffs2) & Kernel \r on an \m
        prompt was [olpc@xo-0D-60-80 ~]$
        firmware number in /ofw/ec-name was PQ2D05
        firmware number per olpc-bios-sig command was CL1 Q2D06 Q2D (reported during olpc-update, probably still valid)
      • After Upgrade to 653 only change is build 653.

Operation Times

Updates via Lynksys WRT54GS and Comcast broadband ~384/6144kbps connection.

Security mode:WEP, 128 bits 26 hex digits.
To connect click network and enter "YourPassPhrase", choose "Shared Key" Authentication Type.
  • 00:00:00 olpc-update Up to v653 didn't time this update
  • 00:07:41 olpc-update Down to v650
  • 00:07:30 olpc-update Up to v653
  • 00:07:08 Activated Upgrade to v650 ?2 red blocks? -- Time is Power on till username prompt
  • 00:07:15 olpc-update Up to v653
  • 00:07:15 Activated Upgrade to v653

Installing New Activities

Visit the Activities page in the browser and click on the links to .xo files to install new activities. Choose Continue and then Open to download and install the new activity.

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