Sugar on my Vista laptop

Today I installed QEMU emulator and managed to get the OLPC XO’s Sugar user interface running on my Windows Vista laptop.

Sugar is based on Fedora with a custom GUI shell. Here’s Sugar over Vista:

Sugar on my Vista laptop

Sugar offering to search for more “activities” i.e. XO applications:

Sugar on my Vista laptop

It’s been an interesting experience🙂 There were a couple of hiccups. As soon as I’m sure of my facts, I’ll make my first update to the laptop.org wiki. So far, my only real problem is that I can’t install the QEMU accelerator module (Kqemu). Windows Vista says the .inf file “does not support this method of installation”😦 But no worries,  I can do without the extra speed for now.

Next: Get to grips with Sugar in its emulated state.

Update: I found a Kqemu accelerator for Windows here: http://www.h7.dion.ne.jp/~qemu-win/
See “Accelerators” near bottom of page — link http://www.h6.dion.ne.jp/~kazuw/qemu-win/Kqemu-1.3.0pre11-install.exe
I installed it in folder “C:\Program Files\Qemu\Kqemu”. This seems to work — I don’t get the error message in the cmd window now.

About Sarah Maddox

Technical writer, author and blogger in Sydney

Posted on 21 June 2008, in OLPC and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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