Are you updating your XO to the newest build candidate-703? If so, be warned that this Sugar build is a "blank slate" - it must be customized with activities and content bundles at installation time. Or as LesleyT says:
Holy disappearing activities, Batman! THAT was a nasty shock.While its One Laptop Per Child's intent for a large XO distribution to install a standard package of Activities before they're handed out to children, G1G1 participants would be smart to follow Walter Bender's advice:
Now that I am prepared, I really like being able to choose my activities, but may I point out something rather obvious? It's damn hard to install activities in sugar without a browser and/or knowledge of terminal.
I really hope there is at least Browse or XO-Get installed when they ship with this new version. The target audience won't have a computer nearby with a USB stick.
Where did all the activities go? There still seems to be some confusion around the process of loading activity bundles post-Build 703. Please refer to the Customization key for instructions regarding bulk loading of activities.The customization key allows XO laptop users to install their own Activities on a signed OLPC build. Here's the Wiki instructions:
- G1G1 Activity Pack or G1G1 activity pack.
- Peru activity pack
- Here is a list of the customizations OLE Nepal has made as of March 27th for build 702.
- Download it.
- Unzip it onto the root of a USB key.
- Insert the USB key into your XO and reboot. (Hold the X game key while booting if your machine's firmware is unlocked.)