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by ren41
Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card performance in R-Pi onboard slot
Replies: 289
Views: 163164

Re: SD Card performance in R-Pi onboard slot

thanks Dom. from memory I think I already have the sync_after_dma=0 added to my cmdline.txt, from your suggestion a few weeks back. I'll update you tomorrow after I've tried it.

ren
by ren41
Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card performance in R-Pi onboard slot
Replies: 289
Views: 163164

Re: SD Card performance in R-Pi onboard slot

OK, I got a chance this evening to move back to the SD card with my Rasbian install, from the USB stick (Transcend JetFlash 32gb). As performance was so bad I hadn't run update/upgrade or rpi-update, so I changed back purely by altering the target in cmdline.txt. The SD card is a Sandisk microSD 16G...
by ren41
Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA
Replies: 99
Views: 110788

Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

not sure which magical build of squeeze you were using, or if youre cooling with liquid nitrogen or something, but.. whut? chromium is dog slow on squeeze - hexxeh's build is leagues faster, but midori is still snappier across the board (of course) also, the pi's cpu usage jumps to 100% when runnin...
by ren41
Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA
Replies: 99
Views: 110788

Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

it is a shame - Chromium was much faster than Midori on Squeeze. Midori now loads very quickly but I'm not sure that the real speed and memory issue, for me, is the browser. I still think that (again, on Squeeze at least) xfce was less memory-hungry than lxde. unfortunately I can only get xfce to r...
by ren41
Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card performance in R-Pi onboard slot
Replies: 289
Views: 163164

Re: SD Card performance in R-Pi onboard slot

Hi Dom I have Raspbian on the USB stick now (Transcend JetFlash 32gb). I haven't done any actual benchmarks but it takes 90 secs to boot as opposed to 55 secs on SD card, and 90 secs from 'startx' to a fully populated lxde desktop - as opposed to 13 secs with everything on SD card. I haven't had a c...
by ren41
Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA
Replies: 99
Views: 110788

Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

it is a shame - Chromium was much faster than Midori on Squeeze. Midori now loads very quickly but I'm not sure that the real speed and memory issue, for me, is the browser. I still think that (again, on Squeeze at least) xfce was less memory-hungry than lxde. unfortunately I can only get xfce to ru...
by ren41
Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card performance in R-Pi onboard slot
Replies: 289
Views: 163164

Re: SD Card performance in R-Pi onboard slot

sorry it was #168 - to be exact, it was Linux raspberry pi 3.1.9+ #168 PREEMPT Sat Jul 14 18:56:31 BST 2012 armv61

ren
by ren41
Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card performance in R-Pi onboard slot
Replies: 289
Views: 163164

Re: SD Card performance in R-Pi onboard slot

Hi dom yes - I know I ran raspberrypi, and also did an update from github last Sunday which was supposed to contain the most up to date firmware (dated the 14th) - I think I mentioned that on the previous post I did, which I think was on the wheezy thread. I believe the version came up as #68. My sq...
by ren41
Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card performance in R-Pi onboard slot
Replies: 289
Views: 163164

Re: SD Card performance in R-Pi onboard slot

as I think I posted already, I set up two different (wheezy & squeeze) distros with rootfs on USB drives (sticks not HDD) and in both cases after recent updates they were very slow, especially the Wheezy one. its clear people are successfully doing this so I don't understand why this has occurred, w...
by ren41
Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: GAMBAS(basic)
Replies: 125
Views: 55765

Re: GAMBAS(basic)

no unfortunately I had the same problem as you - very disappointing.

ren
by ren41
Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: running xfce4
Replies: 3
Views: 3021

running xfce4

On my Squeeze distro I was using xfce4. I installed it along with slim and then removed both slim & lxde and continued with xfce. I have installed xfce4 on my Raspbian distro, and startx xfce4 tries to load it and then drops me back out to the CLI with using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/x...
by ren41
Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspbian is finally, formally here!
Replies: 46
Views: 9353

Re: Raspbian is finally, formally here!

.....oh and according to http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=11807 it is no longer necessary to use rpi-update. Steve http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=11365&start=100 page 5, asb says its OK to use rpi-update and after he updates this weekend you can use apt...
by ren41
Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA
Replies: 99
Views: 110788

Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

Just tried this Hexxeh :) It seemed to install fine, but on trying to run it (from cli) it gave me this... chrome: error while loading shared libraries: libsmime3.so cannot open shared object file. No such file or directory. I'm running headless, but tried this through terminal in VNC and SSH and b...
by ren41
Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: /etc/network/interfaces
Replies: 5
Views: 3996

Re: /etc/network/interfaces

I think it should be there, but if not just sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx netmask xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx gateway xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx and in Wheezy & Rasbian I found you have to put your nameservers into /etc/resolv.conf - nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx e...
by ren41
Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)
Replies: 443
Views: 135485

Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

Yesterday evening I put /root on a USB drive (8gb SanDisk Cruzer). It has really slowed everything down. The easiest comparison to make is bringing up lxde - fully populated in 13 secs with /root on the SD card, 60 secs with /root on the USB drive. When I first started using the USB drives with the ...
by ren41
Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Chromium browser build failure
Replies: 46
Views: 16835

Re: Chromium browser build failure

asb wrote:
The version in squeeze was truly ancient. It's very possible (likely even) that architectural changes in chromium mean that performance is currently poor on the Raspberry Pi.
This is probably an incredibly stupid question but why can't it be built using that version?

ren
by ren41
Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: raspberry pi foundation raspbian image
Replies: 151
Views: 45710

Re: raspberry pi foundation raspbian image

It's running nicely so far thank you, and is much faster than the Wheezy image I installed last week which was horribly slow for some reason. It boots up completely in 20 secs, and takes 10 secs to bring up lxde fully. I'll put /root on a USB drive later and report back on speeds.

ren
by ren41
Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: raspberry pi foundation raspbian image
Replies: 151
Views: 45710

Re: raspberry pi foundation raspbian image

you need to set up a password for root, useful if like me you got distracted when on the config screen and put something slightly different from usual in for your pi password!

ren
by ren41
Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)
Replies: 443
Views: 135485

Re: Help test the next Debian image (wheezy)

I put the wheezy-raspbian image on the 4gb SanDisk SDcard (class 4) I'd put Wheezy on previously, and it is much better, 20 secs to boot fully & 10 secs to bring up lxde fully. Midori appears almost instantly and without going to 100% CPU. I'll put /root on the USB drive later and see what the speed...
by ren41
Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Chromium browser build failure
Replies: 46
Views: 16835

Re: Chromium browser build failure

centerorbit wrote:@jui-feng: Would you guess that chromium runs incredibly slow due to high use of software-floating point? Would you expect it to run much faster on raspbian?
if it was due to soft FP, wouldn't it also run slowly on the Squeeze distort? it doesn't.

ren
by ren41
Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card performance in R-Pi onboard slot
Replies: 289
Views: 163164

Re: SD Card performance in R-Pi onboard slot

if #171 is basically #168 plus your extra line in cmdline.txt then yes, that's what I'm running and it is very slow. Barring some illumination on what's happening, then if I get time tomorrow I'll do a new install of the Squeeze distro, update it (rpi-update, apt-get update/upgrade, or both?) and se...
by ren41
Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card performance in R-Pi onboard slot
Replies: 289
Views: 163164

Re: SD Card performance in R-Pi onboard slot

Mine is the same as xtramural's - 3.1.9+ #168 - but it's Squeeze.

I think my Wheezy one is now 3.1.9+ #162; I managed to 'downgrade' it by forcing sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade. I had put it to #168 and that was very slow, #162 seems faster.

ren
by ren41
Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card performance in R-Pi onboard slot
Replies: 289
Views: 163164

Re: SD Card performance in R-Pi onboard slot

yes, they are still there.

ren
by ren41
Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card performance in R-Pi onboard slot
Replies: 289
Views: 163164

Re: SD Card performance in R-Pi onboard slot

It's still putting those lines in, dom, even with the extra line added to cmdline.txt (I'll just boot it up again to be sure, now I've said that).

ren
by ren41
Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card performance in R-Pi onboard slot
Replies: 289
Views: 163164

Re: SD Card performance in R-Pi onboard slot

I'm sorry if this comes through more than once, I've tried to submit twice and it's not happening fro some reason. the addition to cmdline.txt increased the speed of the early part of boot but made no difference to the time it took to load xfce, not surprising I suppose as it was working from the US...

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