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by mpthompson
Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Getting 'usbview' working in Raspbian
Replies: 3
Views: 1040

Re: Getting 'usbview' working in Raspbian

Every Debian package has a maintainer associated with it -- basically a person or group of persons responsible for taking the original source code and converting it into a Debian source package that is suitable for compilation into a binary package on the Debian build servers. For Raspbian, we take ...
by mpthompson
Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: 80+Tasks.
Replies: 47
Views: 3810

Re: 80+Tasks.

On my headless Raspbian system I use to manage my home network there are about 50 processes running with 77MB of RAM used and 160MB free. This system runs a DNS server, DHCP server, Samba mounts, VPN and a host of other things. Compared to the Debian PC based system it replaced, I didn't notice much...
by mpthompson
Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:09 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Getting 'usbview' working in Raspbian
Replies: 3
Views: 1040

Re: Getting 'usbview' working in Raspbian

Whose job is it to fix these? Well, the short answer is that it is all of us (those who use Raspbian on the Raspberry Pi). I think you've done a pretty good job of diagnosing the problem and provided enough information that someone who does want to get usbview running should be able to get it worki...
by mpthompson
Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:19 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: MATE for Raspbian
Replies: 145
Views: 91728

Re: MATE for Raspbian

For those interested, the MATE packages for Raspbian have been upgraded to version 1.6 and should install for both Raspbian Wheezy and Raspbian Jessie (the testing version of Raspbian). Information for installing MATE can be found at the following link: http://raspbian.org/RaspbianMate Sorry this to...
by mpthompson
Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:57 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Main Raspbian repository overloaded
Replies: 7
Views: 1469

Re: Main Raspbian repository overloaded

Based on some questions, a few days ago I updated the Raspbian mirror page with a suggested rsync command. I'm not certain of those are the best options though and would like feedback. http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianMirrors Also, as plugwash mentioned, I'm pretty sure we do not want to enable compr...
by mpthompson
Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Java on Raspbian
Replies: 105
Views: 45972

Re: Java on Raspbian

I guess I better start making my plans now to attend. All three are within easy driving distance for me, but I need to check for calendar conflicts. Noisebridge – Oracle : The JavaFX engineering team will be coming along to demonstrate Java and JavaFX running on the Raspberry Pi This will be the Fou...
by mpthompson
Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:21 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Apt package manager isn't working
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

Re: Apt package manager isn't working

I don't know what could be wrong with apt on your system. Apt keeps two log files in the directory '/var/log/apt'. Perhaps examining the 'term.log' file in that directory will yield some clues as to what the problem is.
by mpthompson
Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:17 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: MATE for Raspbian
Replies: 145
Views: 91728

Re: MATE for Raspbian

Montala wrote:Just clarify, are you saying that you have just updated the download link to Pisces+MATE R2 Image on raspbian.org, or have I got that wrong?
Correct. The /etc/apt/sources.list file in the Pisces-MATE R2 image was updated. Nothing else changed in the download.
by mpthompson
Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: MATE for Raspbian
Replies: 145
Views: 91728

Re: MATE for Raspbian

'archive.raspbian.lan' is the internal Raspbian repository on my LAN. I must have accidentally left that enabled in the MATE image. I'll take a look at that and fix the image. Sorry for that mistake. I've updated the MATE image to have the correct package source URLs in "/etc/apt/sources.list". Ple...
by mpthompson
Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: IPv6 on Raspbian
Replies: 21
Views: 37557

Re: IPv6 on Raspbian

There is nothing wrong with the FOSS mindset (assuming that its F ree O pen S ource S oftware) and "Here's how *you* can fix it (for yourself)" provided the instructions are clear and understandable. ;) Ah, but the effort to make clear and understandable instructions does take time and effort on th...
by mpthompson
Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian vs Wheezy (beta) Mono support
Replies: 225
Views: 74361

Re: Raspbian vs Wheezy (beta) Mono support

Sorry, plugwash. I should have remembered you do indeed push fixes back upstream.
by mpthompson
Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: MATE for Raspbian
Replies: 145
Views: 91728

Re: MATE for Raspbian

Thanks for the feedback. MATE is slower and consumes more resources, but there are things that can be done to make it consume less resources. Some of the easier things to speed up MATE are documented here: http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianMate Other things would be disabling services which are unneed...
by mpthompson
Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:12 am
Forum: Other languages
Topic: GAMBAS(basic)
Replies: 125
Views: 46580

Re: GAMBAS(basic)

I looked into creating a new Gambas3 Debian package for version 3.2.1, but it's more involved than I have the time or experience to deal with. If someone interested in Gambas3 is motivated to help out, I would suggest sending an email to the Debian maintainer for the Gambas3 and ask them if a Debian...
by mpthompson
Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: Other languages
Topic: GAMBAS(basic)
Replies: 125
Views: 46580

Re: GAMBAS(basic)

Sadly, my attempt to rebuild gambas3 with the jit disabled did not yield a working package for Raspbian. I'll have to consider a different approach to getting a working package with the newer versions that do seem to work.
by mpthompson
Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:36 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian vs Wheezy (beta) Mono support
Replies: 225
Views: 74361

Re: Raspbian vs Wheezy (beta) Mono support

Twinkletoes, thanks for the report. It would be nice if the Raspberry Pi started to help push solutions to problematic packages back upstream to Debian Wheezy armhf. Then the tail starts wagging the dog. :)
by mpthompson
Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Other languages
Topic: GAMBAS(basic)
Replies: 125
Views: 46580

Re: GAMBAS(basic)

I'm going to rebuild the current 3.1 version in the Raspbian repository with JIT disabled using the --disable-jit flag to configure. Hopefully that will yield a working Debian package. It's going to be a LONG build so I'll post back once it's done.

Mike
by mpthompson
Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Qt5 raspbian - errors, errors and more errors :(
Replies: 58
Views: 31346

Re: Qt5 raspbian - errors, errors and more errors :(

Hi, i'am struggling to install qt5 on raspbian, i'am following this tutorial http://qt-project.org/wiki/RaspberryPi_Beginners_guide and i’am stuck at ./configure step with following errors: Building qt5 looks to require a good amount of special knowledge of the qt build environment. You may find he...
by mpthompson
Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Finding out about Raspian updates
Replies: 15
Views: 2298

Re: Finding out about Raspian updates

I think there are two issues here, and I'm not sure which specific one being asked for by the OP. First, with Raspbian images produced by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, you'll need to ask them to provide a list of changes that may have gone into producing the image. However, I don't think that this in...
by mpthompson
Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Other languages
Topic: GAMBAS(basic)
Replies: 125
Views: 46580

Re: GAMBAS(basic)

Has anyone produced fixes to the Gumbas3 package that can be updated in the Raspbian repository? Seems there are enough users of the package to warrant getting it fixed for future uses to get a working version using "apt-get". I'm personally not familiar with Gambas and don't really have the time to...
by mpthompson
Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: apt-get and dependencies
Replies: 6
Views: 1225

Re: apt-get and dependencies

Just reminder to do the following command after a big install:

sudo apt-get clean

Apt will cache every package it downloads which can take up a significant amount of space. Running 'clean' will recover that space.
by mpthompson
Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:57 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: armel binaries
Replies: 6
Views: 1318

Re: armel binaries

Debian does provide a solution for executing armel binaries under armhf called 'multiarch': http://wiki.debian.org/Multiarch/ However, I believe it's only partially implemented in Wheezy and considered to be highly experimental. I just don't have the time these days to investigate it myself. It's po...
by mpthompson
Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:47 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian: Doesn't boot after install
Replies: 4
Views: 2350

Re: Raspbian: Doesn't boot after install

If you continue to experience problems, you may want to post into the installer thread here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=6532 I believe jerry.tk monitors that thread regularly. As he created the installer, he would be the best one to comment on the boot partition not being...
by mpthompson
Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:40 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian vs Wheezy (beta) Mono support
Replies: 225
Views: 74361

Re: Raspbian vs Wheezy (beta) Mono support

This sounds like good news, and Jo Shields (mono maintainer in debian) calls mpthompson a "considerate soul" :D Who? Me? I feel sorry for Jo Shields as I've been in that spot before (which involves a lot of swearing). Oh well, I'm sure once the fix is found he'll feel a lot better knowing the armhf...
by mpthompson
Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:31 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Any ways to further minimize RAM usage?
Replies: 9
Views: 2734

Re: Any ways to further minimize RAM usage?

Yeah, gotta watch out for the memory buffers/cache as the OS discards them if more memory is needed so they really don't count against the memory being used.

A few additional commands you might find useful for tracking memory:

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free -h
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cat /proc/meminfo
by mpthompson
Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:20 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian: Doesn't boot after install
Replies: 4
Views: 2350

Re: Raspbian: Doesn't boot after install

Hmmm. I was the one who updated the wiki page with the new installer information and my install worked fine. I don't know what the issue might have been with your install. Bad SD card perhaps? Could you try the installer one more time? If it still doesn't work, I'll go through the complete install p...

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