Ubuntu Sugar tester... Testing of ppa install of sugar on Ubuntu 9.10 per the revised wiki page

Aleksey Lim alsroot at member.fsf.org
Tue Jan 5 23:17:07 GMT 2010


On Tue, Jan 05, 2010 at 03:08:39PM -0800, Thomas C Gilliard wrote:
> Testing of ppa install of sugar on Ubuntu 9.10 per the revised wiki page
> 
> I just did an install of sugar to a 120GB  usb hardisk with a fresh  
> install of Ubuntu9.10 Karmic
> after doing an update of 169 files
> I then did the following commands shown at the bottom:(from the wiki)
> Notes:
> 1-)shutdown and log out work
> 2-) gdm selection of sugar works fine
> 3-) Browse still will not start

I'll take a look, it could be new xulrunner version issue

> 4-) After running sugar-desktop and logging out then logging in to gnome 
> at gdm switcher:
> mouse no longer will click to select boxes in gnome. Alt letter combos 
> work Drag works with mouse buttons.
> as a result you cannot eject USB etc.

its well known issue and I guess the mass of failures gained critical
value :) and I'm going to suppress this issue(it wasn't done before because
its not clear what we should do here, see
http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/1544)

> 
> Tom Gilliard
> satellit
> 
> 
> 
> > Before attaching ppa, load gpg key
> >
> > gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv 86ABE8AE363C5DAC
> > gpg --export --armor 86ABE8AE363C5DAC | sudo apt-key add -
> >
> > gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv F265806A9BFFF0F4
> > gpg --export --armor F265806A9BFFF0F4 | sudo apt-key add -
> >
> > ========================================================
> >
> > To use Sucrose-0.86 on 9.10(Karmic)
> >
> > sudo sh -c 'echo deb 
> > http://ppa.launchpad.net/alsroot/sugar-0.86/ubuntu karmic main >> 
> > /etc/apt/sources.list'
> >
> > sudo apt-get update
> >
> > sudo apt-get install sugar-platform
> 
> 
> David Farning wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 3:43 AM, Aleksey Lim <alsroot at member.fsf.org> wrote:
> >   
> >> On Tue, Jan 05, 2010 at 03:13:21AM -0600, David Farning wrote:
> >>     
> >>> On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 1:30 AM, Aleksey Lim <alsroot at member.fsf.org> wrote:
> >>>       
> >>>> On Mon, Jan 04, 2010 at 06:31:37PM -0800, Thomas C Gilliard wrote:
> >>>>         
> >>>>> Re: Ubuntu Testing Platforms
> >>>>>
> >>>>> 1-)with ppa sugar installed:
> >>>>> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Community/Distributions/Ubuntu#Using_sugar_PPAs
> >>>>>           
> >>> Thanks for testing this so we can clean up the documentation.
> >>>
> >>>       
> >>>>> I just did this on a 120GB USB external HD with a fresh install of
> >>>>> Karmic. (I had to edit the wiki instructions first, (sugar-platform did
> >>>>> not exist but sugar did))
> >>>>> **These instructions DID NOT WORK for me,**
> >>>>>           
> >>>> https://launchpad.net/~sugarteam/+archive/0.86 repo looks empty
> >>>> I guess the major plan for ubuntu team is using debian's sugar
> >>>>
> >>>>         
> >>>>> Sugar-emulator in gnome ended up as a black screen and the gdm selection
> >>>>> of sugar causd a crash back to gdm login.
> >>>>> these instructions worked about 2 months ago. Something has changed...:  /
> >>>>>           
> >>> Yes, one of the things I have been working on is to prune the Sugar on
> >>> Ubuntu work down to the core essentials.  We have a very limited
> >>> amount of resources available.  I am trying to narrow the focus down
> >>> to one core task 'Ubuntu Sugar Remix' and the work necessary to
> >>> support Ubuntu Sugar Remix.
> >>>
> >>> This has meant narrowing focus to the Sugar 0.88 packages synced from
> >>> Debian on  Ubuntu 10.4.  The VDI images are particularly important so
> >>> Jeff's class can work on the project without installing Lucid on the
> >>> Labs machines.
> >>>       
> >> I've tweaked wiki page to add Karmic repo and mentions official packages
> >> for 0.88
> >> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/index.php?title=Community/Distributions/Ubuntu&diff=42598&oldid=42597
> >>
> >>     
> >>>>> 2-) I then installed gparted and formated a 4 GB USB for fat16. Then I
> >>>>> downloaded the latest ubuntu-sugar-remix-0103.iso and started
> >>>>> usbstartup-disk creator on the 120B usb external disk. I made a startup
> >>>>> USB using the remix .iso and set the persistence file to 1GB. It works
> >>>>> fine and remembers my settings. ("Add user:the user ubuntu already
> >>>>> exists") Great way to test your latest versions on a live USB......
> >>>>>  NOTE: Use "Try Ubuntu Sugar Remix without any change to your computer"
> >>>>> on boot-up for this to work.
> >>>>>  NOTE2: Persistence writing on shutdown takes a long time do not remove
> >>>>> the usb until it stops flashing (1-2 min)
> >>>>>
> >>>>> 3-) To shutdown I enter "sudo shutdown -h now" in terminal. On restart
> >>>>> of the usb the command exists in up cursor arrow of terminal and gives a
> >>>>> nice way to shut down
> >>>>> DO NOT TRY LOGOUT OR SHUTDOWN from drop-down boxes as it freezes
> >>>>> terminal and will probably cause a corrupted USB. Once the command is
> >>>>> entered there is no graceful way to stop the USB and save your settings.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> 4-) Browse still does not start, so I could not load other applications
> >>>>> to test.
> >>>>>           
> >>> Will you file these as bugs or additional comments to existing bugs at
> >>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sugar-0.88 ?
> >>>
> >>> thanks
> >>> david
> >>>
> >>>       
> >
> > I cleaned up the page a bit more...
> >
> > http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Community/Distributions/Ubuntu
> >
> > david
> >
> >   

-- 
Aleksey



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