Opened 15 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#487 closed defect (wontfix)

after booting soas-1 on a XO or QEMU, stuff breaks in other platforms

Reported by: tomeu Owned by: sdz
Priority: High Milestone: Unspecified
Component: Sugar on a Stick (SoaS) Version: Unspecified
Severity: Major Keywords:
Cc: erikos Distribution/OS: Unspecified
Bug Status: Unconfirmed


Because on boot we write /etc/X11/xorg.conf and /home/liveuser/.Xresources based on the architecture.

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by tomeu

  • Cc erikos added

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by tvoverbeek

Wanted to report the same defect, but Tomeu beat me to it.

Some more information. The writing of xorg.conf is done in /etc/rc.d/init.d/livesys
and /etc/rc.d/init.d/livesys-late (Soas-200903051021).
The creation of /.livesys-configured and /.livesys-late-configured prevents
the re-execution when the same SoaS stick is booted on a different computer.

For QEMU no specific xorg.conf is needed. At least for me the auto detection
by the X-server works fine when running under QEMU for Windows. It recognizes
the cirrus card and starts Sugar. So maybe the QEMU specific xorg.conf can be removed.

Anyway, the livesys and livesys-late scripts should be reviewed carefully for
the use case of using the same stick booting on various computers with different
hardware. Currently the scripts inplicitly assumes they are always booting on the same computer.

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by wadeb

Interesting...What is the point of creating those *-configured files? I would assume that a LiveCD would never want to make assumptions about what it's booted on.

Perhaps the *-configured files were assumed to not be in persistent storage.


comment:4 Changed 14 years ago by wadeb

  • Milestone changed from 0.84 to Unspecified by Release Team
  • Status changed from new to assigned

Not Sugar milestone related. Feel free to add a SoaS milestone if appropriate.

comment:5 Changed 14 years ago by sascha_silbe

  • Distribution/OS changed from SoaS to Unspecified

Bulk change distribution=SoaS -> component=SoaS

comment:6 Changed 14 years ago by bernie

Is this bug still relevant?

comment:7 Changed 14 years ago by sdz

Depends on whether somebody actually cares about supporting it on the XO. :)

Last time I tried a couple of days ago, the SoaS 3 snapshots wouldn't even boot on the XO-1 with a kernel panic.

comment:8 Changed 14 years ago by sdz

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

Sugar on a Stick Mirabelle is currently marked as unsupported on the XO and won't work. We'd appreciate any help. However, there's not much we can do right now with our limited resources. I'm closing this for now.

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