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by Darkness
Thu May 23, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: How to speed up boot time if run headless?
Replies: 28
Views: 72911

Re: How to speed up boot time if run headless?

I know it's an old topic, but I think there might be some interesting info in these slides for some hardcore tweaking: http://www.slideshare.net/andrewmurraympc/elce-the

This is not raspberry PI and a very specific use case, but he managed to get power-to-UI time from 19 seconds to 0.77 seconds!
by Darkness
Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Instructions for building XBMC for Raspbian
Replies: 399
Views: 169375

Re: Instructions for building XBMC for Raspbian

Might be this: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=15939&p=161414 The instructions are wrong. mesa egl and gl libs should not be installed. that could be indeed related. I had seen reference to that earlier in this thread but I did not see which packages exactly to uninstall. I'l...
by Darkness
Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Instructions for building XBMC for Raspbian
Replies: 399
Views: 169375

Re: Instructions for building XBMC for Raspbian

I compared my ./configure output with the one on the raspbianXBMC page and except for the added libcec support and mysql support, they are identical. So I suspect a difference somewhere in my raspbian image and the one others here are using to successfully compile an run xbmc, probably related to vi...
by Darkness
Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Instructions for building XBMC for Raspbian
Replies: 399
Views: 169375

Re: Instructions for building XBMC for Raspbian

another thing, I see a few log in the home directory which contains an error about the libcec: ERROR: Unsupported libCEC interface version. 5634 is greater than the version XBMC supports (5888) though 5634 does not really seem greater than 5888 to me :mrgreen: Does xbmc actually require openGL? I re...
by Darkness
Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Instructions for building XBMC for Raspbian
Replies: 399
Views: 169375

Re: Instructions for building XBMC for Raspbian

I had no problem following the instructions here: http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianXBMC I even compiled it with libcec support adding these simple steps to the instructions: somewhere before doing ./configure on xbmc: git clone git://github.com/Pulse-Eight/libcec.git sudo apt-get install liblockdev1-...
by Darkness
Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters
Replies: 1147
Views: 632697

Re: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters

check the MAC address for the wifi stays he same all the time. yeah, that was also something I was thinking about. Maybe the dhcp client is messing with the mac address as well causing the dhcp server to hand out a different IP every time. It is not specific to the wifi interface, but both wifi and...
by Darkness
Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters
Replies: 1147
Views: 632697

Re: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters

Actually, I am using the hostname to connect to it, but putty does not really like it if the IP address changes while connected... Static IP would indeed solve the problem, but since the boards are so small, you don't want to have to change the IP address everytime you take it somewhere else. The DH...
by Darkness
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters
Replies: 1147
Views: 632697

Re: Automatic setup for RTL8188CUS based wifi adapters

I updated my setup with the latest autoconfig script, including the DHCP update (Micronet - RTL8188CUS edimax dongle). It's all working, however, one very anoying thing is that the DHCP client seems to be a little bit over aggressive on renewing it's IP address (both for wifi and lan). Every so many...
by Darkness
Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:14 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Three SD-cards, three issues [Solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 2126

Re: Three SD-cards, three issues [Solved]

indeed, the current build of the debian image seems to have issues with some of the cards in the list. It would be good if they uploaded a new one that includes those kernel updates from github so that less people panic
by Darkness
Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Red LED on Faint Green LED
Replies: 253
Views: 62560

Re: Red LED on Faint Green LED

something else you could try is downloading these files from the boot folder: https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/tree/master/boot and extract them to the FAT32 partition on the SD card (which is in fact /boot for the linux image). That way, you have a newer kernel which includes some fixes for ...
by Darkness
Thu May 31, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Red LED on Faint Green LED
Replies: 253
Views: 62560

Re: Red LED on Faint Green LED

I also tried a different power supply, rated for 1000mA. No change. Then I tried another SD card and with that it boots fine so far. The SD card that did not work was a Kingston SDHC class 4, 4GB. The SD card that works is an EMTEC SDHC Class 10, 8GB. So at this point, it seems to me that some of th...
by Darkness
Thu May 31, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Red LED on Faint Green LED
Replies: 253
Views: 62560

Re: Red LED on Faint Green LED

I got a reply from farnell indicating that there might indeed be a problem with a specific series in the batch. whats the email that you contacted? I'm not getting any answer... :( I replied to the mail that I got with the tracking number. In my case BelgiumSales (at) farnell.com but it got forward...
by Darkness
Thu May 31, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Red light, and "no signal"
Replies: 12
Views: 13580

Re: Red light, and "no signal"

your problem might be related to this thread:
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... =28&t=6822
by Darkness
Thu May 31, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Red LED on Faint Green LED
Replies: 253
Views: 62560

Re: Red LED on Faint Green LED

I got a reply from farnell indicating that there might indeed be a problem with a specific series in the batch.
by Darkness
Wed May 30, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Red LED on Faint Green LED
Replies: 253
Views: 62560

Re: Red LED on Faint Green LED

KnightInd2000 wrote: Thus I fear; RS Pi = Good; Farnell PI = Bad

Has everyone who's had this problem got a Farnell Pi?
Apparently Moonie and julian-w got theirs from RS Components.

Could the fuse be causing this? Anyone knows which component on the board is the fuse?
by Darkness
Wed May 30, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Red LED on Faint Green LED
Replies: 253
Views: 62560

Re: Red LED on Faint Green LED

Same issue here I think. This one arrived today from Farnell. However, I already had one from RS Components which is working fine with my motorola charger of 500mA. One thing I noticed, however I am not sure if it is related... I took the SD card from the working board, inserted it in the new board ...
by Darkness
Fri May 25, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Debian DHCP configuration
Replies: 16
Views: 35386

Re: Debian DHCP configuration

I had been looking for quite a while to get hostnames working to be able to ping by hostname, both linux to windows and windows to linux. There is a lot of shitty info out there talking about adding the names to /etc/hosts (won't work with DHCP) or installing a DNS server (seriously?) and some other...
by Darkness
Wed May 23, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Power Supply
Replies: 5
Views: 1536

Re: Power Supply

mine seems to run fine on my 550mA motorola Razr V3i charger (using a mini to micro adapter)

Even with mouse, keyboard (both cheap dell), network and HDMI all connected. Charger nor raspberry pi seemed to be getting hot after a few hours of use.
by Darkness
Wed May 23, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Synergy
Replies: 16
Views: 15258

Re: Synergy

just tested both synergy and quicksynergy (just install it using apt-get for the debian image). Works great 8-)

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