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by windhero
Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: WiFi - Just about ready to throw my pi at the wall!
Replies: 19
Views: 3499

Re: WiFi - Just about ready to throw my pi at the wall!

I feel your pain (http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=15465). What Wifi-dongle are you using? Get the info from it by plugging it in and typing lsmod lsusb Also boot your pi with the dongle in it and type dmesg |grep usb to see if there's something wrong with your dongle. typing l...
by windhero
Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer
Replies: 557
Views: 254654

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

I made XBian0.6.2 into SquashFS format, so it can be used with BerryBoot. The file can be downloaded here https://www.dropbox.com/s/vygem14aa81yotd/XBian0.6.2.squash.img and you just plug it into an USB flash drive and select "Install from USB" in the program installer. It's basically just like Open...
by windhero
Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB-device power consumption
Replies: 2
Views: 3520

USB-device power consumption

I'm using an active 4-port USB-hub (Output 5V 1A) that has been modified by cutting the red wire within the hub, to prevent the Pi from powering through the hub. My keyboard flips out at times when using OpenELEC; As if it had a key pressed down. Afaik this should be a power problem: In my hub I'm u...
by windhero
Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SD-card switcher Does such a thing exist?
Replies: 5
Views: 4131

Re: SD-card switcher Does such a thing exist?

Berryboot is a great option except it doesn't have XBian as a preloaded alternative, and I cant swap my mount to SquashFS-format, as I'd need a Linux on my desktop. Tried already via Virtual PC without success and tried even installing Ubuntu as an alternative OS, but the installation process freeze...
by windhero
Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SD-card switcher Does such a thing exist?
Replies: 5
Views: 4131

SD-card switcher Does such a thing exist?

I currently have 2 SD-cards; One with XBian and one with Raspbian. I have to swap between the two all the time, so I was wondering if there was a plug where that could divide one socket into 2 sockets with a switch to decide from which SD card to boot. Does such a thing exist? If so, where can I buy...
by windhero
Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RT2870 Chipset and wireless, I'm desperate
Replies: 21
Views: 31891

Re: RT2870 Chipset and wireless, I'm desperate

Use the cat command to check each of these files, for example cat /etc/modprobe.d/rt2870sta.conf At least one of these files must contain blacklist rt2x00usb blacklist rt2x00lib blacklist rt2800usb If you need to remove a file, use the sudo rm command, for example sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/rt2870sta....
by windhero
Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RT2870 Chipset and wireless, I'm desperate
Replies: 21
Views: 31891

Re: RT2870 Chipset and wireless, I'm desperate

You definitely have a problem with an incorrect module, dmesg shows that an RT2800 device has been detected. [ 81.953652] usbcore: registered new interface driver rt2800usb It seems that you tried to blacklist the RT2800 but it didn't work. Check if this file exists, if it does, tell us what it con...
by windhero
Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RT2870 Chipset and wireless, I'm desperate
Replies: 21
Views: 31891

Re: RT2870 Chipset and wireless, I'm desperate

Results from ls /lib/firmware (only ones with rt in them) rt2561.bin rt2561s.bin rt2661.bin rt2860.bin rt2870.bin rt3070.bin rt3071.bin rt3090.bin rt73.bin RTL8192E RTL8192SU rtl_nic rtlwifi And so on. Now I don't know if rt2870 works as there are apparently 2 types of rt2870: rt2870sta and rt2800us...
by windhero
Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RT2870 Chipset and wireless, I'm desperate
Replies: 21
Views: 31891

Re: RT2870 Chipset and wireless, I'm desperate

What does ls /lib/firmware return? It looks like you don't have the right firmware installed I figured the same, but since firmware-ralink doesn't work I dont know what to do. I've tried to install other firmwares without success. Can you look at the first post? In the end of it you can see the pro...
by windhero
Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RT2870 Chipset and wireless, I'm desperate
Replies: 21
Views: 31891

Re: RT2870 Chipset and wireless, I'm desperate

dmesg right after plugging it in. It's not about the power either, I'm using an active usb-hub. I get the same message whether firmware-ralink is installed or isnt installed. [ 81.364336] usb 1-1.2.2: new high speed USB device number 7 using dwc_otg [ 81.464679] usb 1-1.2.2: New USB device found, id...
by windhero
Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RT2870 Chipset and wireless, I'm desperate
Replies: 21
Views: 31891

Re: RT2870 Chipset and wireless, I'm desperate

What does dmesg say when you plug in the dongle? dmesg says a lot. However, I do not get the "manufacturer" etc message if that's what you're asking. It gives a load of errors, one of which goes: Error - Vendor Request 0x07 failed for offset 0x0208 with error -71. All the information about the chip...
by windhero
Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RT2870 Chipset and wireless, I'm desperate
Replies: 21
Views: 31891

Re: RT2870 Chipset and wireless, I'm desperate

That file doesn't exist on my Pi. It's only there is someone needs to use it. The output of the dmesg command should say lots about your wireless dongle. I know lots about my dongle. I just dont know how to make it work. lsusb ID: 148f:2870 lsmod: rt2800usb 12510 0 rt2800lib 49181 1 rt2800 usb crc_...
by windhero
Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RT2870 Chipset and wireless, I'm desperate
Replies: 21
Views: 31891

Re: RT2870 Chipset and wireless, I'm desperate

A bit off that the ralink software didn't work. Did the dmesg command report anything? To edit files I use vi, but I'm old and cranky. Try sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf It just opened the file I apparently created with gedit. I was supposed to put those "at the end of the line" but the b...
by windhero
Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RT2870 Chipset and wireless, I'm desperate
Replies: 21
Views: 31891

Re: RT2870 Chipset and wireless, I'm desperate

Please try sudo apt-get install firmware-ralink If successful the driver will be in /lib/firmware, to check use the ls command, i.e. ls /lib/firmware I've tried this and the firmware-ralink does not work. I probably found the cause, now I need someone to explain me how I do this with the Debian Squ...
by windhero
Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RT2870 Chipset and wireless, I'm desperate
Replies: 21
Views: 31891

RT2870 Chipset and wireless, I'm desperate

So, I've got a WiFi-Dongle that uses the Ralink RT2870 chipset. Now I've done it how it's supposed to be done according to loads and loads of manuals without success. Now I managed to find the file (2008_0528_RT2870_Linux_STA_v1.3.0.0.tar.bz2) and then unzip it by doing tar xjvf 2008_0528_RT2870_Lin...
by windhero
Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: XBian Overclocking and cooling
Replies: 8
Views: 5013

Re: XBian Overclocking and cooling

Great, that's what I wanted to hear. You just saved the world from some waste of tin, lead and most likely loads of duct tape, because I'm really bad at soldering ;)
by windhero
Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: XBian Overclocking and cooling
Replies: 8
Views: 5013

Re: XBian Overclocking and cooling

dom wrote:Honestly, there is no reason to add a fan.
Does this mean cooling in general or just not a fan? Because I don't think I can fit heatsinks in the case, so a fan through ventilation holes was my alternative.
by windhero
Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: XBian Overclocking and cooling
Replies: 8
Views: 5013

XBian Overclocking and cooling

As some of you probably know already, there is a light-weight version of XBMC for the Pi called XBian (http://xbian.org/) and it overclocks the Pi by default to arm_freq=840 and core_freq=375 (default being arm_freq=700 , core_freq=250). Now I was wondering, does this shorten the lifespan of the Ras...
by windhero
Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Omx player
Replies: 11
Views: 16431

Re: Omx player

The command to play videos (when using hdmi port) is sudo omxplayer -o hdmi /blablablabla/.../filename.filetype for example to play a video called test.avi that is located in /home/pi/videos/ folder one would type sudo omxplayer -o hdmi /home/pi/videos/test.avi Remember that its case sensitive, so y...
by windhero
Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution
Replies: 612
Views: 226166

Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Just write a fresh XBian 0.6.2 image to your SD card available here http://xbian.org/?page_id=21&did=11 . XBian does auto mount your USB devices (from version 0.1). For example you want to add a movie source, video -> files -> add videos... -> browse -> USB0 (your usb hdd will ALWAYS be called USB0...
by windhero
Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution
Replies: 612
Views: 226166

Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

I've tried both XBian and Raspbmc, and XBian is much smoother. However, XBian does not recognize external harddrives automatically, like Raspbmc does. Is there a fix for this, or do I have to do the source each time I add new content? EDIT: I installed the image from the first page, meaning version ...
by windhero
Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: PiCenter - A lightweight launcher for omxplayer
Replies: 5
Views: 2167

Re: PiCenter - A lightweight launcher for omxplayer

Would it be possible to explain how to make this work to complete noobs?
by windhero
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problems with omxplayer and sd-card
Replies: 3
Views: 741

Re: Problems with omxplayer and sd-card

Sd-card problem solved and omxplayer-problem solved. Thanks guys!
by windhero
Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problems with omxplayer and sd-card
Replies: 3
Views: 741

Problems with omxplayer and sd-card

I'm trying to install omxplayer, but I get the following text after trying to type "sudo dpkg -i omxplayer_0.0.1-arm.deb" "dpkg: error processing omxplayer_0.0.1-arm.deb package architecture (armel) does not match system (armhf) Errors were encountered while processing: omxplayer_0.0.1-arm.deb" Also...
by windhero
Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1013

Re: Questions

It is not clear if you are using Debian or Raspbian. The package firmware-ralink is installed as default in Raspbian, but not in Debian. Debian uses an older kernel, so you may need to blacklist some modules. This is a pain in the ass. If you are using Debian and REALLY need to stay on Debian, we c...

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