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by dwywit
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: High iowait when running Deluge daemon
Replies: 8
Views: 2563

Re: High iowait when running Deluge daemon

Thank you very much for your help and suggestions. I'll try a few and see what happens.
by dwywit
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: High iowait when running Deluge daemon
Replies: 8
Views: 2563

Re: High iowait when running Deluge daemon

I realise this is a bit old, but I've got the same problem. Running deluged (and monitoring remotely using deluge-web), torrents (mostly linux ISO) will run at max internet speed for a short time (a few seconds), then slow down to zero, then build up to max available internet speed again, all over t...
by dwywit
Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:31 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Programs crash with "illegal instruction"
Replies: 13
Views: 11293

Re: Programs crash with "illegal instruction"

You did a dist-upgrade ?? That was quite a close shave. BTW , Raspbian itself now has a "testing" repo (stretch) , you could try dist-upgrading to that :twisted: At least it won't cause "illegal instruction" errors , since Raspbian targets ARMv6 ... ghans Thanks - I've had enough "bleeding edge" ad...
by dwywit
Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:30 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Programs crash with "illegal instruction"
Replies: 13
Views: 11293

Re: Programs crash with "illegal instruction"

I'm surprised that those files got overwritten though. I didn't think deb-multimedia would have them - or did you add any Debian sources to your apt list as well? Thanks for the info - I'll add it to my personal RPi wiki (inside my head). The sources.list file ONLY had the "deb ... mirrordirector.....
by dwywit
Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Programs crash with "illegal instruction"
Replies: 13
Views: 11293

Re: Programs crash with "illegal instruction"

A reinstall will be the quickest method. Otherwise you'll need to identify all the files that have been replaced with bad versions and manually reinstall them. As long as dpkg is working you could do that. It is even possible without dpkg, but will take a long time and you have to be sure that all ...
by dwywit
Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Programs crash with "illegal instruction"
Replies: 13
Views: 11293

Re: Programs crash with "illegal instruction"

99% sure this is because they are not providing RPi compatible packages 100% this. The deb-multimedia site provides packages compatible with Debian armhf which only supports ARMv7 and later. They won't work on the ARMv6 that the Pi 1B has (or the A, A+, B+ and Zero). Hmmm, that'll teach me. Is ther...
by dwywit
Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Programs crash with "illegal instruction"
Replies: 13
Views: 11293

Re: Programs crash with "illegal instruction"

Thanks for your replies. I purged ffmpeg, and reverted sources.list to it original contents, but I suspect it was the dist-upgrade that broke things. Is it possible to un-dist-upgrade? How could a dist-upgrade make that kind of mistake? While my dumb ol' original Pi B continues to work, dumb ol' me ...
by dwywit
Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Programs crash with "illegal instruction"
Replies: 13
Views: 11293

Programs crash with "illegal instruction"

Hi all. I've stuffed my Pi :roll: See thread "text mode audio streaming" in "Projects","Graphics, sound and multimedia" for a bit of background. The short version - some programs are now crashing with "illegal instruction" after an attempt to install ffmpeg from http://www.deb-multimedia.org Longer ...
by dwywit
Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:06 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: text-mode audio streaming
Replies: 5
Views: 1532

Re: text-mode audio streaming

Similar, but not that consistent. More scratchy, and it seemed to be modulated by activity in the laptop - run your finger across the touchpad, it changes. Open a file, e.g. a large word file that causes a moderate amount of disk activity, the noise changes. Unplug AC power, noise goes away complete...
by dwywit
Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: text-mode audio streaming
Replies: 5
Views: 1532

Re: text-mode audio streaming

Thanks for your replies. I did some more research, and the noise appears to come from the laptop power supply! Run the laptop on its battery, with the charger cable removed, and no noise! I put 2 ferrite chokes on the charger cable, but it didn't seem to do any good. I also tried using the equalizer...
by dwywit
Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:46 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: text-mode audio streaming
Replies: 5
Views: 1532

text-mode audio streaming

Hi all. Is there a text-mode package to connect to web-based internet radio stations (such as Radiojar, Mixcloud and Radionomy), and send the output to the Pi's 3.5mm audio out? I run my Pi B headless with no GUI - all x-related packages have been removed - boy, it's fast! I want to send the audio t...
by dwywit
Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:47 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Compile libav (avconv) pi2
Replies: 6
Views: 4291

Re: Compile libav (avconv) pi2

Thanks, that's helpful. I want to set up a pi to create DCP (Digital Cinema Package), and the OpenDCP project specifies ffmpeg, although I'm sure avconv would work just as well.
by dwywit
Sat May 23, 2015 2:29 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: DCP package creation
Replies: 1
Views: 443

DCP package creation

Hi all. As a kind of proof-of-concept project, I'm about to attempt to use a pi to create Digital Cinema Packages (DCP). There's an open-source project going on at http://dcinemaforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=6.0, which uses a number of tools to create a DCI-compliant package. I've already tested i...
by dwywit
Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: sd* missing from /dev
Replies: 3
Views: 821

Re: sd* missing from /dev

I DUN IT! Disconnected the media player's other output cables (Y Pb Pr), and hey, presto the drive inside it was suddenly visible to the pi via USB. Then omxplayer was able to see the media player's files - and play the MP4 files thru the HDMI to the TV - although I got the dreaded "have a nice day"...
by dwywit
Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: sd* missing from /dev
Replies: 3
Views: 821

Re: sd* missing from /dev

Hi - thanks for your reply. The drive is contained in an Acer media centre enclosure (i.e. a media player), with USB interface, component, composite and HDMI outputs (why divert it through the pi when it already has a HDMI output? For the LOLs, of course :D ) So it's fully powered, and doesn't need ...
by dwywit
Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:55 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: sd* missing from /dev
Replies: 3
Views: 821

sd* missing from /dev

Hi all - got a peculiar problem. There are no sd* files in /dev - so I can't mount external drives. This has happened since I had to re-image the SD after attempting to install some software - the pi was rebooted and was showing all the right lights, but it was totally unresponsive - no local or rem...
by dwywit
Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:33 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: QoS/throttling
Replies: 6
Views: 11787

Re: QoS/throttling

Thanks - I'll check it out.
by dwywit
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: QoS/throttling
Replies: 6
Views: 11787

Re: QoS/throttling

Hi - yes, I already have a USB ethernet dongle (as mentioned above), and I'm aware that "QoS" is more a method to prioritise selected traffic, rather than put a hard limit on it - perhaps I used the wrong term. I've got a WRT54G but it's the v7 version - no open source substitute available due to me...
by dwywit
Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What are your Other Hobbies / Interests??
Replies: 72
Views: 11604

Re: What are your Other Hobbies / Interests??

Nice to see lots of homebrewers here :) I still manage to fit ale and cider into the schedule - haven't got the space or time for whole-grain brewing :cry: but the kits are pretty good these days. Favourites at the moment are Black Rock dry lager and cider. Add some pear juice to the cider and it GO...
by dwywit
Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: QoS/throttling
Replies: 6
Views: 11787

Re: QoS/throttling

Hi - thanks for your response. I've got a USB ethernet adapter in my "emergency" kit (to keep customers connected if their own adapter fails), so I can use that as the second interface. The worst contention happens at predictable times, so perhaps I could use cron to load different iptables configur...
by dwywit
Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: QoS/throttling
Replies: 6
Views: 11787

QoS/throttling

Hi all - Had my Pi for ~2 weeks now, learning and trying something new most nights - I only get about an hour/day to play on my new toy :( I'd like to try using it as a QoS device, i.e. actually throttling some internet loads to a specific percentage of maximum. The devices in our house that need in...

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