Diagnostics for Pi


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by JohnBeardmore » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:45 pm
Is there a bootable diagnostic image for the PI ?

I assumes the Foundation might have made such a thing while developing and testing the hardware, but I guess it would be useful for schools etc which have to test a number of Pis periodically to makes sure they are working and reliable.


Cheers, J/.
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by krom » Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:53 am
Hi John,

I do not know of any official diagnostic images for the R-Pi, but you are free to use my Tags Channel demo:
https://github.com/PeterLemon/RaspberryPi/tree/master/TagsChannel

Apart from being a shameless plug, this is the closest thing I can think of to what you want, e.g it displays most Mailbox Property Interface tags output for a given R-Pi.
This includes temperature, device settings, & setup + lots more from a cold boot.
Also this shows if GPU VRAM setup is working & blitting text characters using DMA channels.
Displays everything in 640x480, so will work on PAL & NTSC CRT T.V.'s, & HDMI T.V.'s/Monitors.
Minimal binary size (44,776 bytes), source is also included =D

I guess you could use my fractal demos to check the VFP is working correctly:
https://github.com/PeterLemon/RaspberryPi/tree/master/VFP/Fractal

I hope this helps.
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by JohnBeardmore » Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:32 pm
Thank you ! I'll have a go with them.


Cheers, J/.
Author of oBeMS open source building / energy management system.
Automatic Meter Reading (AMR), Building Management System (BMS).
See: http://www.T4sLtd.co.uk/oBeMS/ObemsManifestoJb0013.pdf
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Location: Derbyshire UK.