User Feedback on Images

From OLPC

Revision as of 07:17, 17 December 2008 by Cjl (Talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Current revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

<< Emulating the XO

On this page you can share your experiences of particular build number with other users.

For example, say which build you tried, what system you were using, and how the build worked for you. This page is just for your reviews. For instructions on how to use the images, look at OS_images.

You can find the latest stable build here.

Contents

Images on an emulator

VMware Workstation (6) on (Gentoo) Linux

Build Name VMware Version System Info Description username
ship2 build 653 ext3 copied to 2 GB virtual disk VMware Workstation 6, Gentoo Linux host Athlon64 X2, 4GB RAM Everything seems to work, but I have not attempted any sound testing yet. I can download and install activities, see people via jabber.laptop.org, browse and read the RSS feeds. Today is actually the first time I've been able to get the RSS feed reader to work. This is posted from the virtual guest machine. Ed Borasky (Znmeb), 15 December 2007

QEMU on Linux

Build Name QEmu Version System Info Description username
olpc-redhat-stream-ship.2-build-655-20071228_1157-devel_ext3.img Qemu 0.9.0 AMD Turion 64X2+ 2GB RAM; ubuntu7.10 i686; Kernel 2.6.23-r3 Mostly works, but I see only myself in the neighborhood. Browser activity works. No sound so far. intrader 01 January 2008

xo-1-olpc-stream-joyride-build-1535-20080114_0807-devel_ext3.img
olpc-redhat-stream-ship.2-build-656-20080102_1619-devel_ext3.img
olpc-redhat-stream-ship.2-build-655-20071228_1157-devel_ext3.img
olpc-redhat-stream-ship.2-build-653-20071214_1708-devel_ext3.img

Qemu 0.9.0 + kqemu 1.3.0_pre11 AMD Athlon XP 2500+ 2GB RAM; Gentoo i686; Kernel 2.6.23-r3 Works fine. kqemu also works. No sound so far. No yum repository for build-653 image. yum works. See here for howto. jb 14 January 2008
OLPC Build 553 (stream development; variant devel_ext3) Qemu 0.9.0 + kqemu 1.3.0pre11-4 2.6.20-16.29 Mobile AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3000+ 1GB RAM; Ubuntu 7.04; Linux 2.6.20 Doesn't boot to Sugar, fails at the initial activation stage HoboPrimate 22 August 2007
stream development; variant devel_ext QEmu 0.8.2 kqemu-1.3.0pre11 AMD64 1G, Suse 10.2 x86_64 Work beautifully; way faster than B1 John ff 07Aug
stream development; variant devel_ext QEmu 0.8.2 kqemu-1.3.0pre11 Pentium M 1.40GHz 512MB RAM, Suse 10.2 Work beautifully; must faster than B1; could not get network working John ff 07Aug
OLPC build 542 (stream development; variant devel_ext3) Qemu 0.9.0 + kqemu 1.3.0pre11-4 2.6.20-16.29 Mobile AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3000+ 1GB RAM; Ubuntu 7.04; Linux 2.6.20 Boots fine into Sugar. The top activity toolbars are larger than they should. To get internet, followed the instructions in the emulation page. Slow, but usable. The Sugar UI is getting itself together, sweet :) HoboPrimate 6 August 2007
stream-development-build-385-20070406_2335-ext3.img Qemu 0.8.2, kqemu-1.3.0pre9 Linux Mandriva 2007.0, Toshiba Satellite P100, Core Duo T2300 1.66 GHz, 512M RAM Boots fine and smooth. No sound (might need to preload libaoss on qemu). Network worked after running dhclient in a root shell. Manuel Aguilar. May 26, 2007
stream-development-build-422-20070514_1555-devel_ext3.img qemu 0.8.2
kqemu-1.3.0-1 + kqemu-kmdl-2.6.20-1.2948
Fedora Core 6 (x86_64), AMD Athlon mumble, 1GB Runs. No sound. It looks like the ui spec changed, and some activities are still catching up. MitchellNCharity 2007.05.15
stream-development-build-385-20070406_2335-ext3.img qemu 0.8.2
kqemu-1.3.0-1 + kqemu-kmdl-2.6.20-1.2948
Fedora Core 6 (x86_64), AMD Athlon mumble, 1GB Works fine with kqemu. Slow without it. Works: network. Doesn't work: sound. MitchellNCharity 2007.05.15
stream-development-build-385-20070406_2314-devel_ext3.img qemu 0.8.2 Fedora Core 6 (x86_64), AMD Athlon mumble, 1GB X startup fails. So "stable" devel_ext3 fails, plain ext3 works. MitchellNCharity 2007.05.15
stream-development-build-318-20070318_1945-devel_ext3.img qemu 0.8.2 Debian unstable (powerpc), iBook G4 1.3GHz 512MB RAM Boots OK; Avahi and HAL fail to start; keyboard, mouse and sound work fine; GUI doesn't start but the only thing you can see on tty7 is a black background and an 'x' mouse coursor and when you switch to tty1, it switches back to tty7 after a while, eventually I only managed to start X with startx and got twm running 2007.03.19
stream-development-build-239-20070118_1355-ext3.img qemu 0.8.2 Debian testing (Etch), AMD Athlon XP 2600+ 1GB RAM boots ok, works very slowly, no keyboard input, hangs unexpectedly jan 2007.03.02
stream-development-build-239-20070118_1355-ext3.img qemu 0.9 Ubuntu 6.06.1 1GB RAM (qemu had 512MB) works fine, but could not network / browse internet / did not auto-configure networking... You definitely need to put some hint balloons in that GUI, it's hard to understand what's what towsonu2003, 2007.02.17
stream-development-build-239-20070118_1416-devel_ext3.img qeumu 0.8.0 Ubuntu 6.06LTS, Linux 2.6.15-27-386, Centrino 1280MB RAM when Qemu goes graphical, freezes with weird screen garbage ShawnMurphy, 2007.01.19
stream-development-build-239-20070118_1416-devel_ext3.img qeumu 0.6.0-2mdk Mandrake 10.1, Linux 2.6.8.1-12mdk, Athlon XP 2100+, 1536MB RAM when Qemu goes graphical, freezes with weird screen garbage ShawnMurphy, 2007.01.19
build 217 20070105_1724 devel_ext3.img qemu 0.8.2 Debian unstable, Athlon XP 2400+, 512MB RAM Linux 2.6.18.2 (vanilla) Boots fine, but very slow. Apps work, except for abiword which just has a gray screen (same color as frame). No IP, but 'dhclient' fixes that. Changing 'onboot=yes' doesn't help. Got some kernel problems (IRQ4?) when starting vi/nano though, see http://rootshell.be/~ludoa/messages for my logfile & more info. Installed kqemu, modprobe'd it, but -kernel-kqemu gives a kernel panic, see rootshell.be/~ludoa/olpc_qemu_with_kqemu.png LudoA, 2007.01.06
build-193 20061203_1727 devel_ext3.img qemu 0.8.2 Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft - x86_64 Hangs on boot. Adding apm=off to kernel boot params in grub fixes this. It then boots Sugar (the UI), but no keyboard or mouse. CTRL-3 and then modprobe i8042 fixes this. Sugar works fine, but is quite slow. Also, no sound (even with qemu -soundhw all). Networking works fine. Will try to get qemu accelerator working in the future to improve performance. 2007.01.05
build-193 20061203_1727 devel_ext3.img qemu 0.8.2 (-std-vga) Ununtu 6.06 Boots into GUI, asks for nickname and then no keyboard or mouse. The modprobe i8042 trick did not work until I told qemu to use a standard vga output (-std-vga). Still pretty slow. I have tried to get networking or sound going yet. Jeff Waddell 2007.01.04
build-193 20061203_1727 devel_ext3.img qemu 0.8.1-1 (-soundhw all -hda) Debian etch (testing) Boots into GUI, but no keyboard or mouse before "modprobe i8042" several times (!) on the serial console (Ctrl-Alt-3). No networking or sound, slow.
build-183 20061116_1824 devel_ext3.img Qemu 0.8.1, from Debian's repository Acer Aspire AMD 1.8 Ghz 1GB RAM; Debian etch (testing); Linux 2.6.17-2-k7; Boots into the GUI and works fine. Is not 100% responsive, but it's expected. To be able to view the entire eToys screen, had to edit the Grub boot entry and change the display size to vga=0x317 To_be_created
build-182 20061114_2135 devel_ext3.img Qemu 0.6.2 from Debian Sarge Dual-cpu AMD Athlon MP, 1GHz; Debian Sarge; 2.6.11-1-k7-smp Boots into GUI and works OK, using apm=off. Slow. Had to edit Grub boot entry; the image already handled the suggested xorg.conf fix. John Gilmore
build-182 20061114_2117 ext3.img Qemu 0.8.2 + kqemu 1.3.0pre9 2.4.33.3 Athlon XP 2000+ 786 RAM; Slackware 11.0; Linux 2.4.33.3; Boot into GUI ok, the system works fine and fast darkmagus
build 185 and 197 QEmu 0.8.2 kqemu-1.3.0pre9 AMD AthlonXP 3000+ 2.16 GHz 512MB RAM, Suse 10.1 Booted into GUI successfully,keyboard and mouse work, no sound - good with qemu accelerator Tim UK. 19 Dec 2006

QEMU on Windows

See Using QEMU on Windows XP instructions and Emulating the XO.

Build Name QEmu Version Windows System Description username
xo-1-olpc-stream-joyride-build-1482-20071226_2324-devel_ext3.img qemu 0.9.0 + kqemu-1.3.0pre11 Falcon Mach V AMD Athlon64 3200, 2 GHz 1GB RAM, XP SP2 Networking worked fine using the command-line from "Starting OLPC environment" section. Some sound. Awesome! Skierpage 03:01, 27 December 2007 (EST)
olpc-redhat-stream-development-build-625-20071101_2327-devel_ext3.img QEMU Manager 4.0 (qeum 0.9.0 + kqemu) Compaq Pressario (Celeron 420, 1.6 GHz, 1GB RAM), Vista Home Premium Everything worked except sound (known issue). About as fast as a real XO. SEGVs in startup and shutdown when accessing the clock, but everything worked. Complaint about "GDM" in the DBUS startup, but it scrolled by too fast to read it. Minor rendering glitch on yahoo.com (part of a pulldown is displayed), but successful at browsing. Jay M 15:00, 4 Dec 07 (PST)
olpc-redhat-stream-development-build- 0622-20071026_0633-devel_ext3.img qemu 0.9.0 + kqemu Tecra M3 Intel 1.7GHz 1MB, Windows XP Pro Work really well with network, full screen after font size change. This text is written from the emulator! Next step is keyboard change and localization... Only problem, python dump (double deallocation message?) when I shutdown linux. GenePi 27 October 2007
olpc- redhat- stream- development- build-542-20070801_0412-devel_ext3.img qemu 0.9.0 AMD Athlon 3200+, 2048MB RAM, Windows XP Home Following the instructions for starting up Qemu with the XO build did not work, had to start minimally with "qemu . -L <img name>", or qemu would fail with "could not load PC bios '/c/Program Files/Qemu/bios.bin'". Once in Sugar, I don't seem to be able to get the Application icon needed to close an application. Only the Neighbourhood, Group, Home, and Activity icons are available in the Frame. -82.92.181.129 16:53, 6 October 2007 (EDT)
olpc- redhat- stream- development- build-613-20071004_0142-devel_ext3.img qemu 0.9.0 + Kqemu 1.3.0pre11 P3 730MHz, 512mb RAM, Windows XP Booted into scaled version, new to sugar so a little clunky, loading applications seemed slow but that is probably my machine. -71.87.110.208 23:04, 5 October 2007 (EDT) October 5, 2007
stream-development-build-546-20070807_1928-devel_ext3.img Q 0.9.0 + Kqemu Intel Core 2 Duo, 1gb RAM, Windows XP Boots good, everything works good except noted broken stuff (camera, tomtom, etc). I've noticed that it will basically lockup if you run more than two or three activities at once. Also, the feed reader and journal are very system intensive. User:SPGWhistler August 12, 2007
OLPC Build 531 (devel_ext3) olpc-redhat-stream-development-devel_ext3.img qemu-0.9.0-windows, Kqemu-1.3.0pre11 AMD Sempron 2500, 256 MB RAM, Windows 2000 SP4 Booted ok. No keyboard, but mouse ok. The modprobe fix did not work. ctrl-alt-3 opened a terminal. ctrl-alt-1 showed the gui. ctrl-alt-2 showed the qemu monitor. Typing "sendkey ctrl-alt-f1" and "sendkey-ctr-alt-f7" in the monitor did nothing. I was able to login sending a special character with the mouse (right-click menu) as login name. Speed was ok, loaded write, paint and browse apps. Could not close apps, nor quit from the gui. laura_glow. Jul 23, 2007
olpc-redhat-stream-development-devel_ext3.img - build 511 qemu-0.9.0-windows Pentium 4 3.0GHz, 1Gb RAM, XP Pro SP2 Since this hasnt been updated for a while:
Boots and runs OK. Doesn't seem to be a consistant way to close activities. Very slow without kqemu, still quite slow with kqemu. No sound. Network untested. If you have trouble with booting, give it at least 30 mins on first boot. Text is very small, but seems to be proper proportions if you select scaled from first menu. Redraw of graphics is very slow, animation on frame is so jerky it would be better for it not to animate. Screen drawing speed helped by setting video out to directx in the Qemu startup batch script. Screen res issue means bottom and right of the screen don't work in some activities (eg. tamtam)
--87.127.98.185 14:00, 17 July 2007 (EDT)
build-276-20070228_1834-devel_ext3.img Qemu 20070114-windows, kqemu-1.3.0pre9 Pentium 4 2.6GHz, 512Mb RAM, XP Pro SP2 Boots OK, but the sign-in screen does not let you select an image and therefore will not let you proceed. Apparently, the camera module imports OK but won't return a valid pixmap? Worked around it by commenting out the part of /usr/share/sugar/shell/intro/intro.py that tries to import the glive module. This gives a file button you can click to select an image, but it will not let you browse to files... I had to find an image filename in the system and manually type it in (/usr/share/icons/olpc/16x16/stock/emoticons/stock-smiley-1.png). This gets me past the opening screen to the sugar shell. Camera, abiword, memosono, and slideshow fail to launch. Blockparty, Groupchat, PenguinTV, etoys, web, and tamtam seem to work, although there is of course no sound in any application. Using yum to install the full version of vim fails due to lack of space in the image. Leejc 00:13, 1 March 2007 (EST)
build-239-20070118_1355-ext3.img Qemu 20070114-windows, kqemu-1.3.0pre9 Pentium 4 HT 3.0GHz, 1GB RAM, XP Pro SP2 Seems to boot and work well, no control problems, but does not run DHCP on startup, easily worked around by pressing Ctrl-Alt-F1, logging in as root, and running dhclient then returning with Ctrl-Alt-F7. Seems a little slower than running the same image under VMWare Player on Linux on an Athlon64 3200+, but this only really seems to affect boot speed. Looks nice! Unfortunately the default save location is "File System" which crashes AbiWord on saving, and loading files from the "OLPC" folder doesn't appear to work either (again apparent crash). --RP 16:34, 31 January 2007 (CST)
build-231-20070113_0023-ext3.img Qemu 0.8.2-windows, kqemu-1.3.0pre9 Celeron M 1.60GHz, 1GB RAM, XP Pro SP2 No problems booting, no problems with mouse or keyboard (didn't need to use modprobe at all). Network worked fine after applying the documented fix. However, after getting the network running, experienced the same problem below with repeated '1's appearing in an input text field (actually Google's search field) immediately afterwards. The system's speed is a little slower than what normally might be expected, but not too bad. No problems starting/using applications (I'm editing this page using the emulator!) --Dox 04:45, 15 January 2007 (EST)
build-193-20061203_1714-ext3.img Qemu 0.8.2-windows, kqemu-1.3.0pre9 Dell Precision M70 Laptop, Pentium M 2.27 GHz, 2GB RAM, XP Pro SP2 Boots fine and into GUI, had to use modprobe twice to get keyboard/mouse to work. Network worked after fix. Works fine except the frame around the edge is very slow to appear. Sam
build-193 20061203_1714 ext3.img Qemu 0.8.2-windows, kqemu-1.3.0pre9 Intel 2.6 GHz dualcore, 2GB RAM, XP Pro SP2 had to use ctrl-alt-3 (not 1) to bring up shell and ctrl-alt-1 (not 7) to bring back gui. had to modprobe 6 times to get mouse and keyboard to run. gui works ok and fast. tamtam looks garbled. martsch
build-193 20061203_1714 ext3.img Qemu 0.8.2-windows, kqemu-1.3.0pre9 Intel 2.16 GHz, 2GB RAM, XP Pro SP2 Same mouse and keyboard issue. Used the "modprobe i8042" fix but it ctrl-alt-1 and ctrl-alt-2 do not work so I could not switch back from ctrl-alt-3 after modprobe. flatwethat
build-193 20061203_1714 ext3.img Qemu 0.8.2, kqemu-1.3.0pre9 Intel 2.66 GHz, 2GB RAM, XP Pro SP2 Same mouse and keyboard issue. Used the "modprobe i8042" fix but it needed to be run three times before OK. Then when input text field is given focus it prints 11111111111111111... until the delete key is hit. After deleting the input, the input text field works as expected. illations
build-193 20061203_1714 ext3.img Qemu 0.8.2, kqemu-1.3.0pre9 Celeron M 1.60 GHz, 500MB RAM, XP home SP2 Mouse and keyboard do not work as reported below but I used the "modprobe i8042" fix listed in the Linux feedback above and it works OK James
build-193 20061203_1714 ext3.img Qemu 0.8.2, kqemu-1.3.0pre9 Pentium 4 3.02 GHz, 1GB RAM, XP SP2 Mouse and keyboard do not work Aaron
build-193 20061203_1714 ext3.img Qemu 0.8.2, kqemu-1.3.0pre9 HP Pavillion dv5000 laptop,1.8Ghz, 1gb ram, XP MCE SP2 mouse and keyboard don't work anger2headshot
build-192 20061201_1843 devel_ext3.img Qemu 0.8.2, kqemu-1.3.0pre9 Fujitsu Siemens 3,2 Ghz 1 Gb RAM, XP SP2 keyboard and mouse do not work, nothing really possible Henubis DEC 3, 2006
build-185 20061117_2030 devel_ext3.img Qemu 0.8.2, kqemu-1.3.0pre9 Falcon Mach V AMD Athlon64 3200, 2 GHz 1GB RAM, XP SP2 keyboard and mouse OK, no network or sound. (network worked converted to VMWare Player). I updated instructions -- Skierpage 19:06, 3 December 2006 (EST)
59-20060808_1153 ext3.img QEmu 0.8.2 kqemu-1.3.0pre9 Dell Latitude D600 1.5GHz 512MB RAM, XP SP2 Booted into GUI successfully --Tomhannen 21:33, 17 November 2006 (EST)
stream-development devel_ext3.img QEmu 0.8.2 kqemu-1.3.0pre9 Lenovo AMD Athlon(tm)XP 3000+ 2.16 GHz 512MB RAM, XP SP2 Booted into GUI successfully,keyboard and mouse do not work --User:wonder from xi‘an,china 12:33, 7 December 2006 (EST)
build-185 20061117_2000 ext3.img QEmu 0.8.2 kqemu-1.3.0pre9 Dell Latitude D600 1.5GHz 512MB RAM, XP SP2 Booted into GUI successfully, but had to [do this] to get a network connection --Tomhannen 10:35, 7 December 2006 (EST)
build-193 20061203_1714 ext3.img Qemu 0.8.2, kqemu-1.3.0pre9 HP Compaq, 1 Gb RAM, XP SP2 keyboard and mouse did not work, "modprobe i8042" fix couldn't load module at first - but repeatedly running the modprobe command (quickly) eventually succeeded and now it works ok CNS Jan 2, 2007
build-193 20061203_1714 ext3.img QEMU 0.8.2, kqemu-1.3.0pre9 AMD Athlon XP 3200+, 1GB Ram, ATI Radeon 9800 Pro, Windows XP SP2 Booted into GUI successfully, keyboard and mouse seemed broken but the issue was resolved used the 'modprobe' fix mentioned above. Slightly slow and the frame kept popping up at inconvenient points. Also after fixing keyboard issue and after enabling network access the first textbox I entered began to fill up with the character 1 and did not stop until I pressed something else on the keyboard. I expect this has something to do with the switching screen procedures common to each scenario. Anon. Jan 02. 2007
build-193 20061203_1714 ext3.img Qemu 0.8.2, kqemu-1.3.0pre9 AMD Athlon XP 2000+ 1.7 GHz 512MB RAM, XP Pro SP1 As above keyboard and mouse did not work but repeated "modprobe i8042" eventually worked (it's Ctrl+Alt+F7 to return to the GUI once the module has loaded). Also had to follow instructions as linked to in feedback above to get a network connection and I too found the textbox filling with 1s. tom. Jan 2, 2007
build-193 20061203_1714 ext3.img Qemu 0.8.2, kqemu-1.3.0pre9 Intel P4 3GHz 512MB RAM, XP Pro SP2 Got the mouse and keyboard working with:
ctrl+alt+3, login as "root", enter "modprobe i8042", enter, ctrl+alt+1
Got the network connected as per the instructions. Obviously the OS is a work in progress so a few little niggles but it's quick enough and looks good.
Tim. Jan 2, 2007
build-193 20061203_1714 ext3.img Qemu 0.8.2, kqemu-1.3.0pre9 AMD X2 4200+ 2.2 GHz 2048MB RAM, Vista RC2 Build 5744Problem and solution the same as above. Just wanted to say it's running on Vista RC2 ACluk90. Jan 2, 2007
build-193 20061203_1714 ext3.img Qemu 0.8.2, kqemu-1.3.0pre9 Dell Inspiron, 512 MB RAM, XP SP2The usual (had to use keyboard, mouse, and networking fixes). 7-Zip said the first two images I downloaded were corrupt (olpc-redhat-stream-development-build-193-20061203_1714-ext3.img.bz2 and olpc-redhat-stream-development-ext3.img.bz2). Loved the interface. Great use of screenspace, etc. Anon. Jan 3, 2007

--Jay mccauley 18:08, 4 December 2007 (EST)

QEMU on MacOS X

Build Name QEmu Version System Info Description username
stream-development-build-166-20061110_1609-ext3.img Q 0.8.1 MacBook 13" Intel Core Duo, 2GB RAM Boots into GUI, a bit sluggish response Calyth
stream-development-build-185-20061117_2030-devel_ext3.img Q 0.8.1 MacBook 13" Intel Core Duo, 2GB RAM Same feel as build 166 documented above Calyth


Parallels on MacOS X


Build Name Parallels Version System Info Description username
stream-development-build-185-20061117_2030-devel_ext3.img Build 1970 MacBook 13" 2Ghz Intel Core2Duo, 1GB RAM Runs well, no networking or sound - perhaps configuration of Parallels? mpesce
1 Dec 2006
stream-development-devel_ext3.img (build 206) Build 1898 MacBook 13" 1,83Ghz Intel CoreDuo, 1,256GB RAM Runs but would not start GUI; fbdev blinks and keeps respawning wooky
1 Jan 2007
stream-development-build-217-20070105_1724-devel_ext3.img Build 3094 MacBook Pro 15.4" 2.33Ghz Intel Core2Duo, 2GB RAM Runs ok. Had to manually run ifup eth0 to get networking. Abiword shows grey screen. No shutdown button (is there one yet?). No sound theothermike
6 Jan 2007
stream-development-build-298-20070308_1141-devel_ext3.img Build 3170 MacBook Pro 15" 2.16Ghz Intel Core2Duo, 2GB RAM Runs; manual ifup eth0 still necessary. Unknown on sound. ScottSwanson
8 Mar 2007
xo-1-olpc-stream-joyride-build-1489-20071228-1920-devel_ext3.img Build 5582 MacBook Pro 15" 2.2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB Ram Runs if parallels custom screen resolution set to 1200x900. Manual ifup eth0 needed for networking. Vector
31 Dec 2007

VMWare on Windows

Build Name VMware Version System Info Description username
stream-development-build-185-20061117_2030-devel_ext3.img Player 1.0.3 build-34682 Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo T 3,2 GHz P4 1GB Ram, Windows XP SP2 Booted into GUI successfully, no sound, mouse accelerate very high Henubis Nov 22. 2006
stream-development-build-406-20070507_2141-devel_ext3.img Workstation 6.0.0 build-45731 Dell Precision 380 2 GHz P4 2GB Ram, Windows Server 2003 SP1 Booted into GUI successfully, no sound, no networking Gauravl June 22 2007
olpc-redhat-stream-ship.2-build-653-20071214_1708-devel_ext3.img VMWare Server Console 1.0.3 Dell Inspiron 600m running XP SP2, 2GB RAM, 1.5Ghz Booted into GUI successfully, no sound, NAT networking good ThatTallGuy December 27, 2007
xo-1-olpc-stream-joyride-build-1813-20080328_1640-devel_ext3.img Server 1.0.4 build-56528 Lenovo Thinkpad Z61p, Centrino Duo T2500 @ 2GHz 4GB Ram, Windows XP SP2 Converted image with qemu-image, no sound, networking works Rbulling 13:25, 8 April 2008 (EDT)

VMWare on Mac OSX

Build Name VMware Version System Info Description username
olpc-build182.vmdk VMWare beta for Mac OsX Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo T 3,2 GHz P4 1GB Ram, Windows XP SP2 Booted into GUI successfully, mouse accelerate very high. Most importantly, the screen soze was only 640x480, impossible to use e-toys. Alexandre Van de Sande, january 11, 2007
OLPC-625.zip[1] VMware Fusion 1.1 for Mac OSX MacBook Pro Everything seems to work great, even collaboration. Screen is 1024x768, but most things work fine anyways. The fonts are small but there is a fix here: [2] Joshua Minor, Nov 28, 2007
joyride-OLPC-1447.zip[3] VMware Fusion Version 1.1.1 (72241) for Mac OSX MacBook with 2Gb RAM and too few disk space ;-) Everything seems to work great (Net, mouse) except no video, no sound input. Philippe Langlois, Feb 23, 2008

Version 1.1.1 (72241)

VBox on Windows XP

See Using VirtualBox

Build Name VBox Version System Info Description username
ext3 development build 616 converted to olpc-616.vdi VBox 1.5 HP Pentium D, 2GB RAM no sound anon, 13 oct 07
development build 625 downloaded from emu images for vbox VBox 1.5.2 Asus M2E, 768 Mb RAM no sound, some fonts too small edbatalha, 20 nov 07

Images on a USB disk

Build Name QEmu Version System Info Description username
enter details here


Images running on OLPC hardware

Build Name System Info Description Username
8.2.0 (767) B2 Q2E18 X Server failure
(EE) GEODE(0): No valid modes were found
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
Fatal server error:
no screens found
giving up.
dds
update.1-703 C1 XO-1 (G1G1) Only the activities I had installed previously (xo-get, etc.) were available. None of the standard activities were there. After rebooting into update.1-691 using the o game button, browser would not start. I reinstalled update.1-691 and it's working again. Tried installing both candidate-703 and update.1-703 with the same results.

Update: My fault--you must install the activities separately in this release and above.
chelliot
update.1-690 (w/ Q2D12 firmware) C1 XO-1 (G1G1) Seem solid. Definitely faster and more responsive than 65x(ship.2). Wireless seems to have a little trouble after waking up from sleep after being asleep for a while, but this is easily fixed by just reselecting the access point. Laptop seems to suspend itself often which is annoying, especially for the record activity. Battery life is much improved. Looking forward to the GM. darco
656 G1G1 XO-1 This is the first update I've attempted since receiving my laptop back in December, I needed to update olpc-update first and then ran it to get this version. It crapped out at the end with the error "New build not signed won't boot without a developer key" Chuck
656 G1G1 xo -1 Power management / sleep function seems not to work as well as in 653. I regularly run out of battery power, which did not happen in 653. Lesley
03/09/08
Build 649 with Firmware Q2D04 B4 laptop with FIrmware Q2D04 Sugar and most activities running much faster and better than earlier builds. Still some problems with WEP keys being forgotten. Sound and camera working well. Journal activity can freeze up for minutes at a time if large .xo files have been downloaded in Browse activity. --Tomhannen 10:45, 6 December 2007 (EST)Tomhannen
Running Build 623 e Firmware Q2D03 (stable from C-Machines) on B2-2 OLPC laptop. B2-7-EX XO Running ok and very stable. The keyboard with little change and battery charge monitor with impressisions, but the other functions more speed and stable. The install upgrade very simple too. Jaime Balbino (jaimebalb [at] gmail [dot] com) 06 november 2007
Running Build 231 on two OLPC laptops. No way to show camera in full-screen mode. This feature should be re-instated. Instead the new screen capture feature works but causes the captured shots to be almost illegible - colours run.
Network Neighbourhood - Group Chat works fine but have not had ANY success sharing any other activity. Perhaps this is not yet developed ?
Quite stable - has never crashed but performance is very very slow.
David Chatterton 14 Jan 2007
Build 239_B21 on OLPC B-1 B-1 Hardware
  • Overall impression of Build 239: Sluggy but stable.
  • Hardware: Mouse pointer is quite difficult to position, jumps around quite often. Keyboard LED are mostly useless as they do not really light the keyboard. Maybe better to move them to top of screen as with Lenovo?
  • Camera activity: Cool. Seems though that you can only fill the picture bar with 8 pix, after that it FIFOs out, no arrows. Could be a problem when activity is shared with a few olpc and the bar fills fast.
  • Chat Activity: Hard to criticise with just one OLPC ;-)
  • Text Activity: Still supports too much non-open file formats. Word Doc is IMHO patent-encumbered. It should only support ODT, HTML and maybe RTF.
  • RSS Activity: Does not really work. Clicking on "Full entry" does not open the web page. Maybe I don't understand how it is supposed to work though.
  • eToys Activity: No time to play with it, takes ages to load.
  • Browser activity: I reconfigured fontsize to 8pt for fixed and 10pt for variable, now Slashdot.org looks acceptable. The tabbing feature really seems to be just a bokmark collection, correct?
  • Memory Activity: I liked the older version better, or more precise, my kids liked the older version better. The new version relies too much on color and is not really playable in transflective mode.
  • TamTam activity: Simply rocks.
Jan (dot) Wildeboer (at) redhat (dot) com
Joyride 1489 devel_jffs2 G1G1 system Dec2007 updated to Q2D07 firmware
  • Marvellous update with some issues
  • root password was unknown after the update limiting my options
  • A couple of lockups (maybe just long lag time) using activities
  • Power saving mode is a step in the right direction. Still a bit buggy though, but I've never encountered power saving modes on other kinds of laptops that actually work anyway.
  • Screen brightness jumps around from high to low and even low to high. This seems to occur at random times.
Script Cat
Joyride 1522 devel_jffs2 G1G1 system Dec2007 updated to Q2D08 firmware
  • A good build; I'd recommend upgrading to it
  • Wireless works
  • Newsreader app won't save feeds, possibly due to isolation
  • Suspend when on battery, resume when on AC seems to get things into a suspend/resume loop that is hard to get out of - but pressing the power button at just the right time in that loop seems to stop it (the loop) and unsuspend OK.
Martin Dengler
Joyride 1532 devel_jffs2 G1G1 system Dec2007 updated to Q2D08 firmware
  • A good build; I'd recommend upgrading to it
  • Wireless works
Martin Dengler
Personal tools
  • Log in
  • Login with OpenID
About OLPC
About the laptop
About the tablet
Projects
OLPC wiki
Toolbox