Go to advanced search

by cpswan
Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC Testbuilds
Replies: 765
Views: 236752

Re: OpenELEC Testbuilds

Maybe a basic question but where to put the confing.txt on the SD-card. When I acces the SD-card from win Xp and put it there then confing dosent work when starting RPI. Should I create a "boot" folder on the CARD. Or can I make it only via the console when accessing via putty. PS. searching in goo...
by cpswan
Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Advance MAME (Findings so far)
Replies: 87
Views: 63043

Re: Advance MAME (Findings so far)

gzz wrote:Only games I would call as being excellent would be pacman and mspacman.
Mr Do! works perfectly. Does anything else matter?
by cpswan
Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:09 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC Testbuilds
Replies: 765
Views: 236752

Re: OpenELEC Testbuilds

Wanderlei wrote:Where are the nightly builds available from?

http://openelec.thestateofme.com/ Is still on r11904.
Seems that the build script hung on a new dependency on Java. Normal service is in the process of being resumed.
by cpswan
Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC Testbuilds
Replies: 765
Views: 236752

Re: OpenELEC Testbuilds

skooby wrote:Final problem -- how do I edit it? On other linux stuff I would have used the nano command but this doesnt exist. Please help
No need to edit, just append a line to the config.txt file this:

echo 'decode_MPG2=0x_whatever' >> /flash/config.txt
by cpswan
Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC Testbuilds
Replies: 765
Views: 236752

Re: OpenELEC Testbuilds

My MPEG2 codec license key just arrived, and of course I want to use it with OpenELEC. I had hoped that it might magically start allowing me to play MPEG2 videos (rather than just hear the audio), and I'm pleased to report that's exactly what's happening. Using the latest build (r11848) I'm able to ...
by cpswan
Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Getting gamepads to work
Replies: 9
Views: 5383

Re: Getting gamepads to work

If you download the kernel source then I can confirm that /drivers/input/joystick/xpad.c is there, so it should be a simple case of compiling that into a kernel module. This thread gives the best blow by blow description of compiling a kernel module I've seen so far (you probably need to follow up t...
by cpswan
Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: AdvanceMAME Controls
Replies: 6
Views: 1978

Re: AdvanceMAME Controls

I knocked something up with Python that works using the uinput and GPIO modules. Blog post with full description and source.
by cpswan
Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: AdvanceMAME Controls
Replies: 6
Views: 1978

Re: AdvanceMAME Controls

Nocturnal wrote:So I build some controls, hooked them up to the GPIO port and written a kernel module to interface with the input/joystick subsystem.
Did you ever get this working (and are you willing to share the code)?
by cpswan
Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: gpio-keys and gpio-mouse driver source code
Replies: 7
Views: 25547

Re: gpio-keys and gpio-mouse driver source code

I'm looking to use this with AdvMAME on Raspbian. I have an old C64 era joystick hooked up to the GPIO, and everything is checking out OK on the hardware side (using the WiringPi gpio command line utilities). Where should I start on the software side - I can't find bcm2708.c anywhere on the filesyst...
by cpswan
Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC Testbuilds
Replies: 765
Views: 236752

Re: OpenELEC Testbuilds

sraue wrote:Another short update (r11766):
For anybody wanting a canned image of r11766 that will fit onto 1GB SD (or larger).
by cpswan
Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Advance MAME (Findings so far)
Replies: 87
Views: 63043

Re: Advance MAME (Findings so far)

deHakkelaar wrote:Use "sudo passwd" to change the root password and login as root.
Or just 'sudo su' if you want a command line as root.
by cpswan
Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Advance MAME (Findings so far)
Replies: 87
Views: 63043

Re: Advance MAME (Findings so far)

Are you intending on sharing the SD card image? Or is it possible to package so we can simply download and install .deb rather than having to install all the tools and compile ourselves? Shea has already made a binary distribution available on is blog . I've got vague plans to do something with the...
by cpswan
Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Aten PS2 KVM switch and PS2/USB adaptor
Replies: 2
Views: 884

Re: Aten PS2 KVM switch and PS2/USB adaptor

I've had a good experience with the Belkin PS/2 to USB adaptor. I've used one for over a year with my old HP keyboard and my laptop (in a docking station), and I bought another that arrived today to use with my RPi - so far it seems to work fine. I've had some issues with my ATEN CS64U and my RPi (w...
by cpswan
Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: GPIO cable, how to use?
Replies: 10
Views: 6038

Re: GPIO cable, how to use?

Or make one yourself with some stripboard and header pins - http://www.designspark.com/content/cobb ... pi-cobbler
by cpswan
Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPIO to breadboard .1" wide to .3" wide header converter?
Replies: 21
Views: 8363

Re: GPIO to breadboard .1" wide to .3" wide header converter

clickykbd wrote:The adafruit breakout kit link:
http://www.adafruit.com/products/914
I've done a homebrew Pi Cobbler using a bunch a header pins and a small piece of stripboard. When combined with an old IDE cable (or a proper 26way if you prefer) it does a perfect job of taking GPIO from Pi to breadboard.
by cpswan
Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: email alert on door open
Replies: 10
Views: 13606

Re: email alert on door open

Obviously the next step for you is to modify the program to call a routine to send an email, I expect there is a library for that, http://docs.python.org/library/smtplib.html#module-smtplib maybe? The family all use Gmail/GApps so I found some decent example code that sends emails via the Google SM...
by cpswan
Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: email alert on door open
Replies: 10
Views: 13606

Re: email alert on door open

BTW, well done for sticking with it and getting it working. I've been browsing MagPi, and dipping into interesting looking projects, but obviously I failed to appreciate the dependency on earlier issues here. I'd wanted my son to type in the listing (as I think I learned most of my programming skil...
by cpswan
Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: email alert on door open
Replies: 10
Views: 13606

Re: email alert on door open

The latest issue of the MagPi (Issue 4) has an article on building an alarm, might be a good starting point. I set my son a summer holiday challenge per the topic of this thread, so we had a go at the MagPi project. It wasn't entirely straightforward so I've posted a howto on my blog that covers ge...
by cpswan
Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Advance MAME (Findings so far)
Replies: 87
Views: 63043

Re: Advance MAME (Findings so far)

I just ran make, and sadly the resulting binary still didn't play any sound. I suspect there might be a dependency issue, so I'm now waiting on the outcome of a 'make clean && make'. Fingers crossed Sound now works for me on Raspbian, so I can confirm that the combination of alsa-tools and libasoun...
by cpswan
Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC Testbuilds
Replies: 765
Views: 236752

Re: OpenELEC Testbuilds

why is the openelec buit for RPI so big (image 910MB) and the compilation for ION buit is less the 100MB ? I chose 910MB so that the image would fit onto 1GB SD cards (and larger). Most of it is slack space that can be used in the storage partition, the actual binaries would easily fit inside 100MB.
by cpswan
Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Advance MAME (Findings so far)
Replies: 87
Views: 63043

Re: Advance MAME (Findings so far)

Did you have ALSA tools installed before running ./configure? No I didn't (as I wasn't aware of the need for that). I've just done 'sudo apt-get alsa-tools', and I'll have another go at building. So that failed for me (pretty quickly at least). I then tried to force the issue with ./configure --ena...
by cpswan
Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Advance MAME (Findings so far)
Replies: 87
Views: 63043

Re: Advance MAME (Findings so far)

SSilver2k2 wrote:Did you have ALSA tools installed before running ./configure?
No I didn't (as I wasn't aware of the need for that). I've just done 'sudo apt-get alsa-tools', and I'll have another go at building.
by cpswan
Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Advance MAME (Findings so far)
Replies: 87
Views: 63043

Re: Advance MAME (Findings so far)

The audio on my RPI is working fine, but for some reason I dont have any audio with advancemame. Does anyone know why this might be happening? I am on wheezy (not the 2012-07-15 release) I found myself in the same boat when running binaries that I'd compiled (using gcc-4.7 on Raspbian). Things seem...
by cpswan
Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC Testbuilds
Replies: 765
Views: 236752

Re: OpenELEC Testbuilds

There are 900M SD card images (intended to fit onto any SD card with a nominal capacity >1G) on thestateofme build server too - it's just that there are so many release bundles there now that you have to scroll down a bit to see them. In retrospect I should have created subdirectories for release b...
by cpswan
Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC Testbuilds
Replies: 765
Views: 236752

Re: OpenELEC Testbuilds

When flashing my SD card with the latest build (OpenELEC-RPi.arm-devel-20120725022533-r11649.tar.bz2) and all seems fine until i try and boot it in my RPi. I get the following error: *** Error in prepare_sysroot: mount-common: could not mount /flash/SYSTEM *** [ 19.401619] System halted. Any ideas?...

Go to advanced search