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by mpthompson
Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:59 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian distcc guide
Replies: 1
Views: 3986

Re: Raspbian distcc guide

Good stuff. I've added a link to the Raspbian Wiki: http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianDocumentation

Thanks.
by mpthompson
Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Chromium beta for testing on Raspbian
Replies: 1
Views: 1293

Chromium beta for testing on Raspbian

Via the IRC channel, Hexxeh has created an experimental Chromium beta that is ready for testing on Raspbian at the following URL:

http://hexxeh.net/?p=328117859

I'm certain he would like some feedback.

Thank you Hexxeh for the terrific work!!!
by mpthompson
Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:47 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian Installer
Replies: 119
Views: 61795

Re: Installer

jerry.tk, do you think it would possible to create an updated version of the Raspbian installer that uses the foundations kernel and firmware packages? That way the latest kernel will be installed automatically without invoking rpi-update (if I understand how the original installer worked). I think ...
by mpthompson
Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:44 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Remote Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 4222

Re: Remote Windows

Looks like the original Debian Squeeze image may have included the Gnome Display Manager (gdm). The Foundation Raspbian image instead uses lightdm which, as its name implies, is a lightweight display manager which may not have the same capabilities as gdm. You should be able to uninstall lightdm and...
by mpthompson
Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:35 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian vs Wheezy (beta) Mono support
Replies: 225
Views: 82774

Re: Raspbian vs Wheezy (beta) Mono support

The plot thickens... On our Debian Wheezy armhf build servers I created a Debian Wheezy armhf chroot environment so I can test Mono without altering the configuration of the server itself. Also note that this is a distinct port from Debian Wheezy armel (soft float) where Mono does seem to work on th...
by mpthompson
Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:25 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian vs Wheezy (beta) Mono support
Replies: 225
Views: 82774

Re: Raspbian vs Wheezy (beta) Mono support

Thank you for the test data. I'm able to reproduce the fault on my Pi and in a Raspbian chroot environment on one of our armv7 build servers. Next, I'm going to create an Debian Wheazy armhf chroot environment and see if the issue occurs in that. At least that will tell me it's something specific to...
by mpthompson
Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: raspberry pi foundation raspbian image
Replies: 151
Views: 43824

Re: raspberry pi foundation raspbian image

Proftpd seems to work OK, but I'd like to get rid of the error messages! David, using Google, I found this issue doesn't seem that uncommon with proftpd. For example, look at the comments here: http://www.unixmen.com/installing-a-configuring-sandalone-proftpd-server-in-ubuntu-1010/ One possible fix...
by mpthompson
Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian vs Wheezy (beta) Mono support
Replies: 225
Views: 82774

Re: Raspbian vs Wheezy (beta) Mono support

jui-feng, very good find. Hmmm. Maybe the armv6 and armv7 is a red herring based upon my own prejudices of what might be wrong. It could be a font or some other issue after all. Can someone send me the definitive steps to reproduce the error? Basically, what specific packages do I need to install an...
by mpthompson
Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Debian ARM ports update - Where are we now, what's coming?
Replies: 5
Views: 1312

ARM port(s) BoF at DebConf

Here is a follow up email from Steve McIntyre concerning the Debian ARM port(s) BoF at DebConf last week. Covers much the same information in the video linked above. http://lists.debian.org/debian-arm/2012/07/msg00068.html Here is what he had to write about Raspbian: Raspbian -------- Unofficial Deb...
by mpthompson
Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Java on Raspbian
Replies: 105
Views: 49796

Re: Java on Raspbian

I would encourage someone to take the initiative to contact Oracle and see what they have to say about creating a set of JRE binaries that support armv6+vfp. If the response was favorable, I would do what I could to help with such an effort. I've just got too much on my plate to do it myself right n...
by mpthompson
Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Compiler options
Replies: 21
Views: 17047

Re: Compiler options

I'm not quite sure if you have posted this information before, but is there a guide/howto on how you started with raspbian? What were your first steps? If someone (I would definitely try it) could recompile all of the raspbian source packages with these more optimized gcc parameters, we would have ...
by mpthompson
Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Compiler options
Replies: 21
Views: 17047

Re: Compiler options

Which concludes that the battle between Raspbians GCC4.6.3 and my GCC4.7.1 end in a tie with an insignificant speed improvement of 0.8% (in my favor :P) Thanks for looking deeper into this. Given the huge effort required to rebuild what is already built for Raspbian, I don't see us making any chang...
by mpthompson
Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Contents file in repository?
Replies: 6
Views: 1893

Re: Contents file in repository?

Can someone confirm that the Contents files are now being generated in the repository as expected? If so, I just want to close this issue. Thanks.
by mpthompson
Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Donations for Raspbian
Replies: 32
Views: 9847

Re: Donations for Raspbian

Thank you everyone. With the distractions of the last couple of days with the Foundation Raspbian image going live and chasing down issues I've fallen behind in sending out thank you notes to the people who have donated. Please be assured that your donations are very much appreciated and I'll be sen...
by mpthompson
Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: raspberry pi foundation raspbian image
Replies: 151
Views: 43824

Re: raspberry pi foundation raspbian image

I installed Samba following this tutorial by Simon the Pi Man. He also has instructions for changing the name (which should be simple but isn't) - very timely since my second Pi arrived today. I'm a happy bunny. It's pleasing to hear some people are having good luck with the Raspbian distribution. ...
by mpthompson
Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian vs Wheezy (beta) Mono support
Replies: 225
Views: 82774

Re: Raspbian vs Wheezy (beta) Mono support

I'm taking a look at the Mono issues right now. Looking at the Mono debian package source code I'm not seeing anything that really specifies the CPU or floating point configuration within the build rules files. This indicates to me that the target CPU and FPU options are determined dynamically durin...
by mpthompson
Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian vs Wheezy (beta) Mono support
Replies: 225
Views: 82774

Re: Raspbian vs Wheezy (beta) Mono support

What actually brought me here was a tweet I received: http://twitter.com/devlead/status/225728523803963392 Including: "FYI I got best experience with mono using Arch. Raspbian mono is broken." I don't know what the differences are, but I'll probably give it a whirl on a separate SD card to see if i...
by mpthompson
Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: OpenGL
Replies: 4
Views: 10034

Re: OpenGL

ReliC, I myself am interested in the much of the same information concerning OpenGL/ES. I'm working on porting the Gosu 2D game development library (utilizing GPU accelerated graphics via OpenGL/ES) to the Raspberry Pi under Raspbian. My 10-yr old son has had pretty good luck learning about gaming p...
by mpthompson
Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kernel and distro source download.
Replies: 17
Views: 7748

Re: Kernel and distro source download.

Where can I download the source for the Raspbian kernel and linux distro ? Randy, if you want a direct link to the distro source, you can use the URL below: http://archive.raspbian.org/raspbian/pool/main/ From there, navigate to the package name you want and you'll find the source code that built t...
by mpthompson
Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Compiler options
Replies: 21
Views: 17047

Re: Compiler options

Shouldn't they be these for the best optimization? -march=armv6zk -mcpu=arm1176jzf-s -mtune=arm1176jzf-s -mfpu=vfp -mfloat-abi=hard I am no expert but this looks like it gives gcc some more specific information about the CPU. The options chosen for the Raspbian were done very early in the project w...
by mpthompson
Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian vs Wheezy (beta) Mono support
Replies: 225
Views: 82774

Re: Raspbian vs Wheezy (beta) Mono support

This is probably going to take the help of someone who understands the internals of Mono to help debug what the general issue is. When I have some time I'll look to see what build options that might have been overlooked to configure the package. Sometimes I get lucky and find a combination of config...
by mpthompson
Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Debian ARM ports update - Where are we now, what's coming?
Replies: 5
Views: 1312

Re: Debian ARM ports update - Where are we now, what's comin

The talk actually contains some pretty important information regarding the future of Linux on ARM devices. I hope others get a chance to listen to it. Clearly, Raspbian is very much indebted to man years of work already spent getting Debian running on ARM devices. We really are standing on the shoul...
by mpthompson
Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Java on Raspbian
Replies: 105
Views: 49796

Re: Java on Raspbian

Any ideas ? Andy, looking at what's available at that site, I don't see any binaries that are supported by Raspbian. The armv6 binaries use the soft float ABI (armel) which is incompatible with Raspbian. Even their armv7 binaries use the soft float ABI which I find a little curious, but there is pr...
by mpthompson
Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Debian ARM ports update - Where are we now, what's coming?
Replies: 5
Views: 1312

Debian ARM ports update - Where are we now, what's coming?

Below are links to a very recent talk given by Steve McIntyre regarding the future of ARM support by Debian. Steve is one of the developers responsible for the official Debian armhf port. This will be of great interest to people who wonder the about how Raspbian fits within the Debian ARM ecosystem....
by mpthompson
Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: SqueezeBox-Server and armhf
Replies: 7
Views: 3229

Re: SqueezeBox-Server and armhf

Is the SqueezeBox Server built from opensource, or is it a binary package provided by Logitech?

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