What is Ubuntu Sugar Remix?
The vision for the Ubuntu Sugar Remix is to provide students preK to 12 with a learning platform. We envision younger children using the Award wining Sugar Learning Platform and allowing older students to move to a standard Ubuntu desktop as they become cognitively ready, with an easy settings change.
USR will work on a wide variety of hardware, either installed on the hard drive or on a portable storage device, such as a USB stick. In our vision of the future USR will interact easily and seamlessly with an open source server environment (such as the XS project from Sugar) to provide backup and portfolio support (e.g. Mahara), collaboration, educational resources (e.g. local copies of Wikipedia) , Learning Management System (e.g. Moodle) and Student Information System (e.g. SchoolTool) types supports.
USR will allow students to assist students in accessing the internet and all its educational resources but will also allow them to work and learn in situations where they do not have internet access.
Introduction to the sugar interface - Look at this First:
An explanation of the Sugar Desktop via a linked set of wiki pages of annotated screen-shots.
A smoke test for Ubuntu Sugar Remix can be found here.
==Sugar Desktop 0.88.1 on Ubuntu 11.04==
:Works fine if you drag-drop surf-115.xo to journal from 2nd usb.
:You then can install the applications you need from ASLO: http://activities.sugarlabs.org/
*Works fine. Tested on a new install 07/31/2011
suggestion choose "Ubuntu classic" from gdm log-in switcher. (This gives Classic Gnome Desktop)
:Tested on an ACER ASPIRE ONE N450 10" Netbook Everything seems to work including wireless.
==Sugar-desktop 0.88 on Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10==
:NEW 02/03/2011 alsroot and satellit
This is Dextrose 2, thus more than just Sugar 0.88, it contains several features that still are not committed to the trunk + bug fixes from 0.90+.
====Install sweets sugar 0.88.1 in Ubuntu-10.04/Trisquel-4.1 and Ubuntu-10.10/Trisquel-4.5====
firstname.lastname@example.org 07/03/2011 Alexy: Hi all, (Edited by satellit while installing on Ubuntu 10.10 HD install) If someone is using sweet packages for Ubuntu 10.04/10.10 and Trisquel 4.1/4.5
its download location was changed from http://bazaar-download.sugarlabs.org/ to the links shown below:
Repository uses new gpg key, to import it:
- gpg --keyserver keys.sugarlabs.org --recv 3182B17D gpg --armor --export 3182B17D | sudo apt-key add -
Look for OK
*Start Synaptic Package Manager
Synaptic Package Manager/
*Quick Search (sweets)
- Add this launcher to the desktop
Open (right click)/Properties/Command: sweets-sugar-emulator -f add -f to command (full screen) Close
*Click on Sugar Icon
About my Computer:
- Ubuntu 10.10 0.88.1
Frame/slide bottom slider full left
Sugar Desktop starts
- Tested on install 04/05/2011 satellit
To turn off screensaver and power management:
HINT:CAPS lock does not always work in sugar-terminal so use shift key to get lower case.
- terminal: xset s off xset -dpms
Getting Ubuntu Sugar Remix
Note: Remix is Depreciated
Step 1: Download Ubuntu Sugar Remix CD image
- The CD images are available from
Latest:USR-i386-20100922.iso Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" -09/24/2010
Hint; to pull in the latest updates including activities:
<ctrl> <alt> f5 will get terminal
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
Use this browser Surf-115.xo: http://people.sugarlabs.org/Tgillard/Surf-115.xo (sugar-browse does not work)
- Hint to install Surf: download Surf-115.xo to a USB (outside of sugar); Start USR Insert this USB and drag-drop it into the USR sugar-journal.
Sugar is available as menu item Education/Sugar; but it is not full screen and not all of the Sugar screen is visible.
For Full Screen right click on menu item and save to desktop, then open properties of icon on desktop and change command to "sugar-emulator -f" (full screen option) Start Sugar from this icon...
Step 2: Burn your Ubuntu Sugar Remix CD
After the ISO file has finished downloading, you will have to burn the file to a CD. The ISO file will most likely require a special application to burn. Click the link below to find detailed instructions. How to burn a CD image.
Step 3a: Install Ubuntu Sugar Remix
- When the CD is ready, simply put it in your CD drive, restart your computer and follow the instructions that will appear on your screen. Don't forget that you can create more copies and pass the CD to as many people as you like.
Step 3b: For netbooks without a CD
- Use System/Administration/"USB Startup Disk Creator" in a Ubuntu Desktop to Make an Installer USB. Use this USB to install USR on your netbook.
Installing Ubuntu Sugar Remix on Ubuntu 10.10
On Ubuntu 10.10, the ubuntu-sugar-remix package is available in Universe, so you do not need to add the apt repository to install it. Just:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-sugar-remix
and you're good to go.
Getting involved in Ubuntu Sugar Remix
We communicate primarily with this mailing list: email@example.com
Using Ubuntu Sugar Remix
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