OLPC XO-1 With Soundmodem The Right Way

Same motivation as the last post I made, but this time I’ve done it on the official build of the XO-1’s Fedora respin.

Also i fleshed out a couple other howtos related to the stuff I’ve been doing with the XOs.

OLCP XO-1 and Soundmodem

There was some interest in running soundmodem on the OLPC XO-1s in our lending library and even though we aren’t using soundmodem for the byzantium project anymore I thought I would get it running anyways.
1.5 weeks later I have successfully gotten soundmodem to run on an XO.
Here is the wiki write up http://wiki.hacdc.org/index.php/OLPCSoundmodem
The process is more convoluted then I would like to get to that point so I’m going to make an image of the flashdrive I’m using that has everything setup already so everyone else just has to write it to their flashdrive/sdcard and don’t have to fiddle too much with it.
Right now I have to use external flash memory to get a new enough kernel since I haven’t been able to flash the newer nand images to the internal flash (confounding factors abound atm). I expect that if I can get the newest version of the nand image onto the XOs i can get soundmodem running easily.

Tuesday Seminar: One Laptop Per Child

Samuel "SJ" Klein, One Laptop per Child’s community content director, will speak on the progress of the worldwide effort towards delivering low-cost exploratory computation to millions of children in developing countries. The project was just showcased in the new book, Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People.


To date, nearly one million laptops have been deployed around the world, typically in the remotest of locations with little or no electricity, or internet access. Empowering learning through information accessibility will be the focus of SJ’s talk along with the market-changing innovations in the platform’s hardware and software. SJ will also show a working prototype of One Laptop per Child’s brand new XO-1.5 laptop, which uses a newer, faster processor and has more onboard memory. The XO 1.5 now dual boots into Gnome desktop as well as the child-friendly Sugar Learning Platform. Both are based on Fedora 11.


The OLPC Learning Club DC and HacDC will announce their joint effort to launch an XO Lending Library and describe local activities that support OLPC and Sugar Labs. Please join us if you want to talk about redesigning education access throughout the world for the 21st Century.

Where: HacDC (1525 Newton Street NW, Washington, DC) in the church sanctuary
When: Tuesday, September 8th, 7:30pm