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by jerrylamos
Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD vs USB HDD performance
Replies: 5
Views: 11536

Re: SD vs USB HDD performance

How did you copy the second partition from the SD card to the hard drive? I'm using Linux notebook to do the img dd's to the SD card. Do you then erase the 2nd partition on the SD card leaving the boot partition on the SD card? Do you add an entry into /etc/fstab for the hard drive or will Debian se...
by jerrylamos
Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Puppy
Topic: Resize sd card
Replies: 7
Views: 4276

Re: Resize sd card

Puppi setup on another computer . The Puppi image is for a 4 GB SD and I'm using 8 GB. How to use the rest? On another linux PC, Ubuntu is my choice: sudo gparted select the SD card, sdb in my case Select the swap file and move it to the end of the SD Select the 3+ GB file and resize it to the end o...
by jerrylamos
Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What Distro
Replies: 4
Views: 1206

Re: What Distro

Running Puppy Linux here. It's been compiled with the Raspbian libraries. You can get it from http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=02910 For more info poke around the puppy linux site. It's a small distro about 90 MB which has been ported to many architectures. In spite of size is pretty full featur...
by jerrylamos
Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Packages from debian you want to see in raspbian repository
Replies: 172
Views: 45525

Re: Packages from debian you want to see in raspbian reposit

Package? Anything that will play Raspberry Pi site videos on Raspberry Pi itself.

I'm not sure about the Pi site using effects that the Pi can't display.
by jerrylamos
Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No swap space?
Replies: 46
Views: 51635

Re: No swap space?

RaTTuS wrote:apt-get purge dphys-swapfile
Thanks! Looked like it did something, freed up some disk space, and its still running.
by jerrylamos
Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No swap space?
Replies: 46
Views: 51635

Re: No swap space?

A swap partition is not always much faster than a swap file. It depends on the inode structure and what is in what swap page and how close on disk, or in the flash prefetch some sector is to the file data it relies on. This does of course imply the swap driver has to be optimal or close to to see t...
by jerrylamos
Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution
Replies: 612
Views: 228815

Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

On my linux notebook, I copy the SD image to a file using the ancient dangerous utility dd. Then I compress it using gzip. When my Raspian install gets borked, I do a gunzip to get the img file back, use gparted to wipe the SD to F32 format, then use dd to restore it. I don't know how to do any of t...
by jerrylamos
Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Overclocking
Replies: 1125
Views: 595246

Re: Overclocking

Poking around some slow Midori response I'm using 900/450/450 overclock, seemed to me that memory size might be a cram at 192/64 split. I haven't tried 224/32 since I don't know how much memory the GPU is using for 1366/768 resolution. No clue when if ever there'll be a Pi with more memory. There ar...
by jerrylamos
Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Benchmark program
Replies: 10
Views: 6561

Re: Benchmark program

Followed the directions for nbench above. This set selected from elinux tested configs. config.txt arm_freq=900 core_freq=450 sdram_freq=450 BYTEmark* Native Mode Benchmark ver. 2 (10/95) Index-split by Andrew D. Balsa (11/97) Linux/Unix* port by Uwe F. Mayer (12/96,11/97) TEST : Iterations/sec. : O...
by jerrylamos
Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: flashplayer
Replies: 10
Views: 13988

Re: flashplayer

My point with this thread is Raspberry Pi should be posting News content that's actually viewable on RasPi. If RasPi News feels they must use a format not viewable on the Pi, isn't that a statement about the current state of the Pi? Now I'm having fun internet browsing with the Pi. I would expect ra...
by jerrylamos
Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Suitable HDMI Monitor
Replies: 10
Views: 2147

Re: Suitable HDMI Monitor

I'm using a Coby TV from WallMart, new cost $80. It's 1366x768 15" diagonal.screen with HDMI. Now for some reason config.txt said 1280x720 so I changed that. Also, overscan left top and bottom black border so I changed that to -16. Seems these days 1366x768 is pretty common video format. You can get...
by jerrylamos
Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: flashplayer
Replies: 10
Views: 13988

flashplayer

Today's RasPi News shows a black box saying the Adobe flashplayer is needed. This is the Debian 07-15 image from RasPi using Midori. How do I install flashplayer for the browser provided by RasPi so I can view the News from RasPi? Some forum recommended putting in a /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflash...
by jerrylamos
Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Overclocking
Replies: 1125
Views: 595246

Re: Overclocking

My config.txt has: arm_freq=900 core_freq=450 sdram_freq=450 which I got out of "Tested Values" in http://elinux.org/RPi_config.txt It's an older 2 GB San Disk I had laying around from a camera. defaulted on everything else except overscan_top=-16 overscan_bottom=-16 and framebuffer_width=1366 frame...
by jerrylamos
Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Adobe discontinuing Flash for mobile
Replies: 46
Views: 8930

Re: Adobe discontinuing Flash for mobile

Flash will soon replace java as it is no longer just an animation - it\'s a runtime environment.
When?? I've got flash Midori running on Puppy linux for RasPi, but Puppy has some screen problems so I prefer Debian - how do we get flash on RasPi?

Thanks, Jerry
by jerrylamos
Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Overclocking
Replies: 1125
Views: 595246

Re: Overclocking

I take it you are not using the gpu's 3d or h264? 1/3 x 300 and 2/3 x 225 = 250? Someone smack me if I try to make sense of anyone elses config again. Woops, selected the wrong button. Maybe someone can delete the duplicate post preceeding. I just defaulted on everything else. Are there any buideli...
by jerrylamos
Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Overclocking
Replies: 1125
Views: 595246

Re: Overclocking

This one's running at arm_freq=900 core_freq=450 sdram_freq=450 Do note re-boot filled the screen with error messages. Power off/power on worked. Also note at defaults the screen was filled with 1280x720 while overclocked it's at 1366x768 which is the TV's rating. A little bit of underscan vertical...
by jerrylamos
Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: How to properly overclock?
Replies: 26
Views: 18473

Re: How to properly overclock?

"properly" I've no technical familiarity with RasPi. I'm usually testing Ubuntu Alpha's and Beta's on netbook, notebook, tower. My interest in the RasPi is the lively forums. What's running here is sudo leafpad /boot/config.txt arm_freq=900 core_freq=450 sdram_freq=450 shutdown, power off/on. Reboot...
by jerrylamos
Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Overclocking
Replies: 1125
Views: 595246

Re: Overclocking

Overclocked at 900/450/450 (see post preceding) the desktop margins were wide so changed 1280/720 to 1366/768 which is what I wanted anyway and set overscan top & bottom to -16 each. Looks fine with Midori. No overvolt. I'll see if the chips get hot to touch. Room temperatures here are running 80's ...
by jerrylamos
Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Overclocking
Replies: 1125
Views: 595246

Re: Overclocking

This one's running at arm_freq=900 core_freq=450 sdram_freq=450 Do note re-boot filled the screen with error messages. Power off/power on worked. Also note at defaults the screen was filled with 1280x720 while overclocked it's at 1366x768 which is the TV's rating. A little bit of underscan verticall...
by jerrylamos
Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA
Replies: 99
Views: 109906

Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

To each their own favorite browser. On Ubuntu/Debian I find Chrome and Chromium big, fat, slow, more disk space, more keystrokes/mouse clicks than Firefox for example to handle a couple hundred bookmarks etc. Actually I'm quite happy with what I do using Debian LXDE and Midori on RasPi. Now as usual...
by jerrylamos
Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Optimized Arch ARM img?
Replies: 2
Views: 1461

Re: Optimized Arch ARM img?

Small linux for small pc's. Puppy is optimized for low end pc's in Raspberry's class, and has been re-compiled with Raspbian libraries see http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=02910 Puppy tries to minimize writes which helps on SD both from speed and from flash memory lifetime. There's also an Arch ...
by jerrylamos
Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pin Headers for status LED's and Possible Power Switch?
Replies: 6
Views: 2094

Re: Pin Headers for status LED's and Possible Power Switch?

I use power strips on all my pc's and tv's to cut down the parasitic power load and protect partially from power surges. The Pi uses a TV, external power, and the micro USB power all of which would stay on if I didn't use a power strip.

An LED might be interesting.

Jerry
by jerrylamos
Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Shouldn't Rpi developers be payed by the Foundation?
Replies: 36
Views: 4590

Re: Shouldn't Rpi developers be payed by the Foundation?

An example is Ubuntu where a $ Mark Shuttleworth $ has a small Canonical organization plus thousands and thousands of "volunteers" developing for Debian and Ubuntu. Many of the other Linux organizations - see Distrowatch.com - hang on by a thread from lack of a steady funding source. One of others, ...
by jerrylamos
Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:00 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Boot with SD readonly?
Replies: 36
Views: 24415

Re: Boot with SD readonly?

The small distro Puppy runs in memory and doesn't write until shutdown optionally. I don't know how much it could do with 192 MB (rest of the memory for the GPU). They're working on Raspberry Pi versions see http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=02910. The SD image is http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky...
by jerrylamos
Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: $35 RasPi vs $50 tablet ?
Replies: 82
Views: 24639

Re: $35 RasPi vs $50 tablet ?

Well I've got a couple or three tablets which for me are O.K. sort of for output - however - as soon as I read a BBC or NYTimes article I want to comment which at my level of experience is a bear for 500 words or so from a tablet. So the tablets are getting dusty while I use an Acer Aspire netbook w...

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