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by El_Presidente
Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RetroPie Setup - Auto-installer/updater for RetroArch gaming
Replies: 853
Views: 473944

Re: RetroPie Setup - Auto-installer/updater for RetroArch ga

Got through the RetroPie install and have emulationstation up nicely - so big thanks to all involved. I have a lot of MAME ROMs and it takes ages to scroll down the list alphabetically, plus I only ever get the internal ROM name, many of which are hard to work out. Are there options to page down or ...
by El_Presidente
Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution
Replies: 612
Views: 227280

Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

I've updated to the new Kernel 3.2.27 but I've also done what comes naturally and run rpi-update after it. Hadn't seen your message not to run it, and now I have an early boot Kernel Panic. Any tips on recovery? Could I put the card in another machine and just re-copy over your specific kernel.img, ...
by El_Presidente
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer
Replies: 557
Views: 255707

Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Max wrote:So going to wait a couple days before shipping that release through Berryboot.
No problem, the wait will probably be worth it. Should mean I can run my HDD and other USB devices while booting though Berryboot. Well on the way to making the Pi the whole hub of my entertainment life!
by El_Presidente
Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer
Replies: 557
Views: 255707

Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Any chance of convergence with some of the later Raspbian Wheezy builds that have been looking to address USB firmware/driver settings? The fixes are getting very positive reviews. See USB the Elephant in our Room thread, around page 13 and work by Dom - http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.p...
by El_Presidente
Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Midori won't connect to internet
Replies: 46
Views: 14136

Re: Midori won't connect to internet

Good news indeed - looks very promising. Now I'll have to talk to the Berryboot developer to see if he can converge his Wheezy kernel build to pick up these changes. I decided to go Berryboot as it seemed to perk up my Pi no end - much better boot speed, general performance is good and stability is ...
by El_Presidente
Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: setting to stabilize the official image
Replies: 27
Views: 16877

Re: setting to stabilize the official image

OK - so I've done my own Googling and find that the turbo mode is meant to make the Ethernet more efficient but at the cost of using more Kernel memory. Putting this together with comments from around the Pi forum, it looks like the turbo mode grabs too much resource when heavily using the network, ...
by El_Presidente
Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: setting to stabilize the official image
Replies: 27
Views: 16877

Re: setting to stabilize the official image

I should have explained myself better - I know what the setting aims to cure, but not why the default setting would have been causing the crash under load and error logging.

In other words, what is going on inside the Pi when the turbo mode is on?
by El_Presidente
Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: setting to stabilize the official image
Replies: 27
Views: 16877

Re: setting to stabilize the official image

Can the logic behind this be explained - i.e. what does the default (which I assume is 'Y') cause the Pi and/or processes to do?
by El_Presidente
Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB - the Elephant in our Room
Replies: 802
Views: 264656

Re: USB - the Elephant in our Room

Jim JKla wrote:Please stop throwing your toys out of the pram. We have work to do....
Well put +1
by El_Presidente
Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer
Replies: 557
Views: 255707

Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Mightily impressed with this - fantastic work! I'm currently booting to the Raspbian Wheezy image as downloaded via Berryboot and I'd like to use Hexxeh's rpi-update. Tried changing the ROOT_PATH and BOOT_PATH options when running rpi-update but it seems to get tied in knots. Is this possible? If so...
by El_Presidente
Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Advance MAME (Findings so far)
Replies: 87
Views: 62241

Re: Advance MAME (Findings so far)

OK - I'm going to try the GCC update and I'll compile from source. Sounds like you've sorted the main problem we both saw. Nice one!
by El_Presidente
Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Advance MAME (Findings so far)
Replies: 87
Views: 62241

Re: Advance MAME (Findings so far)

@lukeren - Not just me then. I'm on the latest Raspbian, all updated but no additional out-of-distro patches. You?
by El_Presidente
Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Advance MAME (Findings so far)
Replies: 87
Views: 62241

Re: Advance MAME (Findings so far)

Further to this, I have the error details as they appear on the Pi screen whenever I try to run any of my roms (just after two copyright output lines): Signal SIGSEGV[MAPERR], fault at 05x54442d18, from code at (nil) Compiled Jun 11 2012, 17:28:43 No stack backtrace: compile without CFLAGS=-fomit-fr...
by El_Presidente
Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Advance MAME (Findings so far)
Replies: 87
Views: 62241

Re: Advance MAME (Findings so far)

Brilliant team work lads!!! I seem to have got this loaded OK on my Pi, after following the blog instructions, but it's a no-go with any of my old roms. They were from a 2008/2009 Mame32 version on Wintel from what I remember. Not asking for d/l links or anything - just to know if certain romsets on...
by El_Presidente
Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: running out of memory maybe?
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Re: running out of memory maybe?

I have an external dvd player and i put a dvd in and try to mount it (while in lxde) all sorts of problem with this.. it loses the mount sometimes then says not a valid block device then i lose my eth0.. Just loses connection and everything. So are you connecting it via USB direct to one of the two...
by El_Presidente
Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No power to keyboard
Replies: 39
Views: 5413

Re: No power to keyboard

If anyone has any suggestions to the issues I described above, I'd be very grateful. Wish I could offer more constructive advice than this, but here goes:- First, try a different distro, Raspian Wheezy is the latest and most regard as the best (most stable?). Check your main power supply to the Pi ...
by El_Presidente
Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: internet on pi
Replies: 16
Views: 3001

Re: internet on pi

Is it possible to run external cd drives, external hard drives , memory sticks on raspberry pi computers? Yes, but you will need a good quality USB hub, with a good quality power supply. It's a minefield at the moment and many people are struggling to find a hub/PS/device combination that works for...
by El_Presidente
Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No power to keyboard
Replies: 39
Views: 5413

Re: No power to keyboard

Seems like the PS they get supplied with may be a significant factor then. Mine was from my local Scan store in UK, but the components in the box are an almost exact replica of those in the pic from spadge_2356. Maybe he can post details of the hub and PS when he gets it, as well as the obvious pass...
by El_Presidente
Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No power to keyboard
Replies: 39
Views: 5413

Re: No power to keyboard

bought this hub off ebay This is a very generic Chinese hub, low quality and unknown compliance with USB standards. I have one just like it and it's a complete non-starter with my setup. Came with a 1A PSU that is as light as a feather but again of obvious low quality. Can't see it working for you,...
by El_Presidente
Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspbian ethernet fail in X
Replies: 14
Views: 2938

Re: Raspbian ethernet fail in X

Actually, I didn't have any issues at that stage since I hadn't even opened my Raspberry Pi Odd then, to feel the need to write a Slashdot item, when you might have found that your own setup was fine? I've been reading these forums for months. I'm well aware of how much things have progressed. ...a...
by El_Presidente
Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspbian ethernet fail in X
Replies: 14
Views: 2938

Re: Raspbian ethernet fail in X

Also, I submitted a story to Slashdot about this but it was declined I'm hoping you weren't doing this in a fit of pique regarding your issues? If you were then please think again. There are many people who have some frustrations with the Pi, it's operation, glitches and such, but I think everyone ...
by El_Presidente
Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Network hangs until I replug eth cable
Replies: 9
Views: 1537

Re: Network hangs until I replug eth cable

Hi,

Do you have a USB hub in your setup?
If so can you provide a full description of your hub, connections, power supplies and devices?

If not, then sorry not sure I can help :?
by El_Presidente
Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspbian ethernet fail in X
Replies: 14
Views: 2938

Re: Raspbian ethernet fail in X

There are two schools of thought on this kind of issue, we don't know for sure exactly what is going on...yet. First you could just have a low quality hub and/or hub power adapter. The Pi may be very sensitive to USB operating parameters and specs of items. Second, you could be seeing the apparent f...
by El_Presidente
Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Mouse and keyboard: strange behaviour
Replies: 10
Views: 2126

Re: Mouse and keyboard: strange behaviour

[quote="holmez"Any thoughts?[/quote] I'm seeing two schools of thought currently on this and similar issues - 1) There appears to be a lot of problems with low quality hub and/or hub power supplies. Some hubs are not fully compliant with USB standards, others are just cheap tat that you can get away...
by El_Presidente
Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB, Keyboard, Network problems with Debian beta and 4 PSU
Replies: 13
Views: 5198

Re: USB, Keyboard, Network problems with Debian beta and 4 P

Is there anything specific we should be looking for when we have those problems so we can report it? I think the general advice is, setup your system to replicate a known problem with USB/Ethernet, then at the point you have issues, do as many of the following as you can, noting your findings:- 1) ...

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