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by blueadept
Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why didn't we go with Mali?
Replies: 157
Views: 26474

Re: Why didn't we go with Mali?

Just chipping in on Wayland. It is the very near future. The protocol has been "finalised" for quite some time now. The compositors just needed to be written. For Fedora 23, Gnome on Wayland will be a usable option. The plan is to make that the default on Fedora 24. (Originally planned for F23.) Th...
by blueadept
Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Just Wow!
Replies: 7
Views: 1544

Re: Just Wow!

I'm really hoping he means ssh, not telnet... ;)
by blueadept
Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi Head Unit
Replies: 5
Views: 1768

Re: Raspberry pi Head Unit

You might have to customise the UI for a smaller screen, but could you mount a smaller screen like this in a 1DIN unit without having to have some mechanism to move it around. https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/2-8-usb-tft-touch-display-screen-for-raspberry-pi-v2?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=googlepla&...
by blueadept
Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why didn't we go with Mali?
Replies: 157
Views: 26474

Re: Why didn't we go with Mali?

ARM is quite responsive, so it's possible the status of the Mali chip has changed over the period, but it's always been my understanding that it as open/documented, but ARM were not contributing to the driver, so it took some time to produce. Also, Mali has evolved over time, there are now a range o...
by blueadept
Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why didn't we go with Mali?
Replies: 157
Views: 26474

Re: Why didn't we go with Mali?

It's worth noting that while Mali does now have drivers, because it is relatively open and well documented... that was not the case when the RPi was initially created, so the rather obvious benefit of using a more generic ARM chip was not so clear at that time.
by blueadept
Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why didn't we go with Mali?
Replies: 157
Views: 26474

Re: Why didn't we go with Mali?

I would certainly say that X is very aged, hailing from the time when many of us were still using Sinclair Spectrums in the mid 1980's ... and there are a number of architectural decisions made then which are not ideal now, plus some aspects of the X protocol which are ultimately just an overhead th...
by blueadept
Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Other ARM hardware?
Replies: 47
Views: 9709

Re: Other ARM hardware?

It is also fair to say that while the MK802 is vastly better running Android, it has no 3d drivers or GPIO under Linux... so it is very poor as an educational tool, a point I made in my original post.
by blueadept
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Other ARM hardware?
Replies: 47
Views: 9709

Re: Other ARM hardware?

The problem is that you don't have the community that exists here, and the manufacturers are out to make a profit, not to achieve a particular goal.
Absolutely agreed...
by blueadept
Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Other ARM hardware?
Replies: 47
Views: 9709

Re: Other ARM hardware?

I think your problem will be exactly the same... this basically /is/ a quad core tablet... It's not that this particular board isn't supported well, it's that the ARM Mali400 GPU doesn't have open source 3d drivers... Linaro said they estimate 3 months for that to be available on Linux, and the soun...
by blueadept
Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Wi-fi Mesh Network
Replies: 19
Views: 26811

Re: Wi-fi Mesh Network

I may have a network of 25-75 devices in a large room, all of them can take in information and have to post this information to the web, but I only want to manage one internet connection on one master device. I suppose if the initial configuration disallows shared internet access, the devices could...
by blueadept
Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Wi-fi Mesh Network
Replies: 19
Views: 26811

Re: Wi-fi Mesh Network

I've deliberately set up the baseline configuration of the mesh software to avoid that happening, because it is by it's nature a network that anyone can join... and obviously you don't want to share your internet connection with unknown 3rd parties... BUT... depending on what you want to achieve, it...
by blueadept
Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Other ARM hardware?
Replies: 47
Views: 9709

Other ARM hardware?

I wonder if anyone else has played around with Linux running on other ARM based boards... The Raspberry Pi is certainly the cheapest, and that in itself is compelling, but it's also the only one intended to run Linux (rather than android, which is of course mostly Linux anyway).. But, being the chea...
by blueadept
Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Wi-fi Mesh Network
Replies: 19
Views: 26811

Re: Wi-fi Mesh Network

If you do this, and I don't have the right module version available, drop me a mail and I'll compile one for the "current" version. Usually I don't compile modules in-between releases as a matter of course, unless it's a long time or someone asks. I'm lead to believe that Raspbian may include this m...
by blueadept
Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Wi-fi Mesh Network
Replies: 19
Views: 26811

Re: Wi-fi Mesh Network

Just released version 0.85 for both Raspbian and Ubuntu, I still recommend you use the image as it guarantees you'll have kernel and batman modules that match up. It is a lot larger than the stock image, but by the time you do all the updates and rpi-update, and get the right kernel module... I imag...
by blueadept
Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Wi-fi Mesh Network
Replies: 19
Views: 26811

Re: Wi-fi Mesh Network

No, I don't have any experience of OpenNHRP, but I am wondering what your goal is... certainly some possible goals might already be solved, especially with some optional parameters such as turning off the LAN bridge. CJDNS itself has very strong end-end encryption, and possibly once I document how t...
by blueadept
Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kernel Chaos
Replies: 13
Views: 3236

Re: Kernel Chaos

You can see the problem if you read my installation instructions here:- http://www.netlore.co.uk/airmesh/Raspbian/Download/Install_HOWTO.txt Yes there's no reason at all for us not to build that module. Could you please file a request at https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/issues and we'll include...
by blueadept
Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kernel Chaos
Replies: 13
Views: 3236

Re: Kernel Chaos

Is there any suggested solution to this, other than to ask really nicely for the modules I want to be included in the distribution kernel configuration? I'd happily accept improvements to the current packaging https://github.com/asb/firmware The only suggestion I could honestly offer is that, like ...
by blueadept
Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kernel Chaos
Replies: 13
Views: 3236

Re: Kernel Chaos

what module do you need? and why what project are you working on? I'm using the "Batman Advanced" network module for mesh networking, details in this thread:- http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=14835 And on my somewhat utilitarian web site for the project (read, there's no actua...
by blueadept
Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kernel Chaos
Replies: 13
Views: 3236

Re: Kernel Chaos

I just did an update and I still have version 3.2.27+ but my modules don't load again... I guess I do understand the issue, but I want to distribute software which requires kernel modules not shipped with Raspbian... It seems to mean that I'm gonna have to compile a module after every update and hav...
by blueadept
Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Wi-fi Mesh Network
Replies: 19
Views: 26811

Re: Wi-fi Mesh Network

Still no actual website, but there's a lot more content now, and an image for Raspberry Pi. It's a bit alpha still, not much error checking, but if you have a supported wireless adapter plugged in when you boot it should come up fine. http://www.netlore.co.uk/airmesh/ http://www.netlore.co.uk/airmes...
by blueadept
Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Wi-fi Mesh Network
Replies: 19
Views: 26811

Re: Wi-fi Mesh Network

Be gentle with me, there's a few possible things that I know about that might possibly stop this from starting up... but I need to see where it fails on other systems.

The very first release (and the first for Raspbian) is available here:-

http://www.netlore.co.uk/airmesh/Download/Raspbian/

James
by blueadept
Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Wi-fi Mesh Network
Replies: 19
Views: 26811

Re: Wi-fi Mesh Network

I have a project to implement exactly what you're talking about, on 2 levels... it's not really published yet, as I'm sure there's some debugging to be done, and a few things I'm not sure about, but at this point given some prerequisites (such as working wifi, and manual installation of a kernel mod...
by blueadept
Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kernel Chaos
Replies: 13
Views: 3236

Re: Kernel Chaos

I don't buy that having a bleeding edge kernel makes it hard to package... when you upload a binary kernel to the repo, surely you would package that in a source package and upload that too?... what am I missing? The kernel source lives here. https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux There is no debian ...
by blueadept
Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kernel Chaos
Replies: 13
Views: 3236

Re: Kernel Chaos

Pretty difficult when you have a bleeding edge dev kernel being constantly updated, vs the requirement to have a relatively stable general release SD card image. Have you checked the Wiki for all this stuff? No, I don't know what the + is for either. I don't buy that having a bleeding edge kernel m...
by blueadept
Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: IPv6 on Raspbian
Replies: 21
Views: 42875

Re: IPv6 on Raspbian

I actually put my pi on an IPv6 only network the first time around and was quite surprised it didn't have the module loaded by default. I mean, why is IPv4 then enabled by default? :P I guess it's just a matter of threshold of usage before something should be enabled by default or not - and seeing ...

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