Topic: chumby One beta firmware
We're looking to get some feedback on some firmware changes before the next chumby One software release. We've fixed a number of bugs, including the clock drift and the top button lockup, and would like to ensure that this addresses the issues that people are experiencing.
One mechanism we're using to address the clock drift and improve accuracy is to bundle ntpd. We are using a driftfile located at /psp/ntp.drift. We'd appreciate it if users who install this firmware would allow their chumby One to run for a few days, and then post the contents of /psp/ntp.drift here. It should be a plain text file, so you can simply log on via SSH and run "cat /psp/ntp.drift".
We've identified a number of causes that can make the top switch appear to be frozen. Some of them may be due to memory corruption, which was previously addressed in the Composite Video kernel that I posted earlier. We also made fixes to the power system that could, under certain circumstances, cause the control panel to lock up. The kernel included in this release, along with all future releases, superceedes the Composite Video kernel. If you experienced lockups in the past, please try this beta firmware and report if it addresses the issue.
To install the beta, download update.tgz and place it onto a USB dongle. Then follow the steps to update via USB. This firmware has build number 2726. When firmware 1.0.4 is released, you will be able to upgrade from this beta firmware to 1.0.4 without any loss of data. If you'd like to revert to firmware 1.0.3, use the update.tgz file mentioned on the "update via USB" page.
Once again, if you install this beta firmware, please post the contents of /psp/ntp.drift after a few days.