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Cedartrail MeeGo 1.2 Beta Release Notes

By
Ash
 - 
Dec 7, 2011

This is the Beta Release of MeeGo* 1.2.0 for the Cedar Trail Platform. The image name is meego-netbook-ia32-20111123.5.img.

This image includes components supporting the Cedar Trail Netbook chipset:

  • Kernel component: Enables the display driver and includes a kernel service which intercepts commands from user-space and passes to micro-kernels running on GPU. This code is licensed under GPL.
  • User Space driver (PVR545): Closed-source user space 2D/3D and media libraries. The user-space binaries can be distributed only as part of a pre-integrated O/S image. The sources will not be available for distribution or re-distribution. This code is IMG proprietary and supplied under the license included in the image at /usr/share/doc/psb-video-cdv-0.02/license.txt & /usr/share/doc/pvr-bin-cdv-1.7.275140_6/license.txt.

Test configuration

Hardware: Beaver Bridge FFVS Fab C for Cedar Trail-M (B2 step silicon)

Operating System: MeeGo 1.2 update - meego-netbook-ia32-20111123.5.img

BIOS: American Megatrends Version 2.00.1201, project version ACTCRB1.86C.0057.A00

Installation

No special install steps are required. See https://meego.com/devices/netbook/installing-meego-your-netbookfor instructions on how to load the image onto your netbook.

Important Notes

Graphics performance, as measured by the graphics section of the Phoronix test suite (http://www.phoronix-test-suite.com/), is still being improved. Also, running the 3DMark®Mobile benchmark test (http://www.rightware.com/en/Benchmarking+Software) will cause a crash.

SW Video codec support in this release is for Ogg format only. Customers needing hardware acceleration for video decoding of other formats will need to license codecs from a 3rd party, such as Fluendo (http://www.fluendo.com/).

An open source SW flash decoder is included in this build. An evaluation version of a HW accelerated flash decoder is available from Intel at: https://registrationcenter.intel.com/RegCenter/ComForm.aspx?ProductID=1618.

Be sure to select the “Flash_10.2_CDT” download for the MeeGo RPM, and follow the instructions in the release notes to install it.

List of Known Issues and their Tracking IDs

The issues below are tracked at https://bugs.meego.com.

Top Issues

Area ID Description
Hardware 22822 Fail to recover from S3 state (Need to restart system to solve this issue).
UI 22854 Battery applet doesn't show correctly.
23939 Several UI string are not translated in Simplified Chinese language

Other Issues

ID Description
22823 Sometimes the bluetooth applet cannot start up
22854 No battery exposed by kernel
22862 Audio capture(mono) doesn't work well with the internal microphone.
23118 Cannot display webcam feed smoothly
23367 CDTM-PV Audio:USB Speaker/Headset is not detected as default recording/Playback device
23392 [chromium] Theme mismatch issue with gtk widgets
23455 intel_idle doesn't support Cedar Trail
23458 "Unable to find service record" when sending file over Bluetooth
23635 IM- Unable to send Friend Request from Yahoo IM
23636 IM- Unable to Make Video and voice Calls using the IM application
23637 Evolution Mail - Unable to receive yahoo/Hotmail email using POP Server Settings
23654 There are two Internet Browsers in the application panel
23957 Chrome triggers focus-stealing in mutter
23972 Pictures and music folder is empty in non-English environment.
23990 Unable to turn ON 3G radio after having turned it OFF
24250 On pressing the "Fullscreen" button, video freezes but audio continues
24258 “Manage apps” can't install some packages
24264 The status of "Security and passwords" is turned on, but it doesn't work
24288 gthumb slideshow is visually corrupted
24293 "big_buck_bunny_240p" can't be played by Media player
24303 IM account shown, in people panel with multiple accounts, is incorrect.
24319 The Undo/Redo function doesn't always work in Tasks
24320 Right click on content in web browser is not providing expected context menu
24321 Unable to Voice Record/Chat when using a Bluetooth device
24324 Bluetooth File browsing option is not highlighted when clicking the “send file” tab
24325 Unable to format USB HDD with Disk Utility
24326 System goes to S3 in xinit, even after disabling
24327 Bluetooth cannot be enabled after resuming from S3
24339 1 pixel corruption on people icons in the people panel

Issues resolved since Alpha release

ID Description Root Cause
22816 Display distorted after configuration change egl backend bug in cogl
22821 Wrong screen color and wrong panel position after changing the resolution of external monitor. Fixed with Graphics driver update
22826 Unable to hear sound via Audio Call/Video Call in GTalk. Duplicate of 22862
22829 Jabber and qq account unable to log in. Telepathy-haze package updated
22852 Toolbar settings dialog is empty at first time. egl backend bug in cogl
22919 Some OpenGL applications show artifacts (Neverball, Google Earth) Improved with Graphics drivers and libVA updates.
23093 Unable to login to the IM application with Network Proxy Marked as duplicate of 10025
23105 Calendar/Alarm reminder doesn’t work Evolution rebuilt with libcanberra
23368 Audio not coming upon every reboot, need to adjust volume bar. Pulseaudio didn't write the initialvolume to hw correctly
23379 Unable to save volume status by restarting. Fixed with audio driver patch
23381 Unable to save the new time after rebooting. ‘hwclock’ component now included in image
23388 No display after unplugging an external display Fixed with Graphics driver update
23406 Lid switch doesn't work. FFVS Hardware is missing magnetic lid switch
23408 Applications can't be launched while netbook is connected to an external monitor. Duplicate of 22816
23415 Brightness Hotkeys don’t work. Fixed with Graphics driver update

 

 

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