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by mpthompson
Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:00 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Torrent apps gives a kernel panic
Replies: 20
Views: 5958

Re: Torrent apps gives a kernel panic

To be fair to Debian, the kernel supplied by the Foundation with their images is not a Debian based kernel. It has a number of Broadcom generated extensions to support the Raspberry Pi hardware which I believe is branched off a generic 3.1 kernel. We hope to work with the Foundation on a 3.2 kernel ...
by mpthompson
Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:18 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian flavor: RaspRazor
Replies: 29
Views: 31690

Re: Raspbian flavor: RaspRazor

Max, I added your image to the list of Raspbian Based images in our Wiki: http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianImages One suggestion. Could you add the information in your first posting of this thread to your web page so that people who get to your image via the Raspbian wiki see the important informatio...
by mpthompson
Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Contents file in repository?
Replies: 6
Views: 1867

Re: Contents file in repository?

The Content files have been generated and should be part of the next update of the Raspbian public repositories in the next few hours.
by mpthompson
Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Changing Distros - Help
Replies: 6
Views: 1160

Re: Changing Distros - Help

Sorry, I don't know of a tool that catalogs such changes. You could try to see how much is captured in our command line "history". Hopefully someone will chime in with hints that will smooth out the process of changing distributions.
by mpthompson
Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Gnat-4.6 for Raspbian
Replies: 11
Views: 4337

Re: Gnat-4.6 for Raspbian

Terrific. Let us know if you run into any problems. Keep in mind that the configuration switches to the Gnu compilers to produce optimized armv6+vfp code for the Raspberry Pi is relatively less tested than other more popular arm configurations (ie. armv5 for armel or armv7 for armhf). Fortunately, p...
by mpthompson
Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Hard-float and repository?
Replies: 11
Views: 2437

Re: Hard-float and repository?

Tried updating. Seems that it needs to be done before any install as it changes every few hours! Whenever you use "apt-get" it's probably a pretty good idea to do an "apt-get update" first. Updates to the repository should be slowing down a bit now. Up until about three days ago, there was a rush t...
by mpthompson
Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:03 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: E17 on Raspbian
Replies: 15
Views: 6481

Re: E17 on Raspbian

Running aclocal... aclocal: macro `_LT_DECL_SED' required but not defined aclocal: macro `_LT_FUNC_STRIPNAME_CNF' required but not defined I believe these may be automake macros. You may want to make sure that you do the following two commands to make sure you are upgraded to the most recent packag...
by mpthompson
Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: raspberry pi foundation raspbian image
Replies: 151
Views: 43325

Re: raspberry pi foundation raspbian image

Neither do I wish to sound ungrateful about the offer either, but (like a lot of other folk I think) I still associate torrent downloads with ripped off and pirated music and video files, although I do accept what you are saying. Montala, I can appreciate your feelings about torrents in this regard...
by mpthompson
Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Compiling on desktop
Replies: 3
Views: 1084

Re: Compiling on desktop

I wanted to compile software on my desktop for the Pi (because its faster and has more memory and storage). So I made a tutorial on how I setup a development environment on my desktop: http://superpiadventures.wordpress.com/2012/07/16/development-environment/ Good stuff. I created a link to your pa...
by mpthompson
Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: New Raspbian Image
Replies: 30
Views: 11612

Re: New Raspbian Image

I'm interested in why you only use the default 512 block size. When doing a a partition resize/move, gparted seems to optimise at 4M blocks, for the cards that I'm using. I actually do most of the zeroing out on a PC with the SD card attached via USB adapter. I basically use the 512 block size as t...
by mpthompson
Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: New Raspbian Image
Replies: 30
Views: 11612

Re: New Raspbian Image

ejsolutions, The things I do to create an image were mostly covered above. Some of the specific commands are below: To clean any cached Debian packages: apt-get clean To zero a disk partition are, do the following in a directory on the partition you want to zero: dd if=/dev/zero of=zero.small.file b...
by mpthompson
Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: packages you want to see in raspbian
Replies: 133
Views: 33599

Re: packages you want to see in raspbian

I did a bit of googling, and it appears that the xsinfo tool has been causing all kinds of trouble for a long time... Anyway, I found one post (from 2003, so it may not be at all relevant) which appears to describe a similar problem: http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc/2003-07/msg01388.html What does the sin...
by mpthompson
Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: How is everyone compiling the armhf code?
Replies: 6
Views: 13490

Re: How is everyone compiling the armhf code?

Plugwash has a thread in this forum about using usermode QEMU to build Raspbian code within a VM suitable to run on a i368/amd64 based system. That would probably be the best place to start. Others have used distcc with success, but I don't know much about that solution. For the Raspbian project its...
by mpthompson
Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: performance
Replies: 10
Views: 4376

Re: performance

On the IRC channels, adama posted a link to his blog where he gathered additional performance information between Debian armel and Raspbian. I thought others might be interested in this information as well.

http://www.memetic.org/raspbian-benchma ... -vs-armhf/
by mpthompson
Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Bug reporting in Raspbian
Replies: 10
Views: 1514

Re: Bug reporting in Raspbian

Unfortunately, not at this time. For now, issues you may have with Raspbian are best addressed in this forum or the IRC channel where we'll try to help people out as best we can. Plugwash and I try our best to figure out which problems really are Raspbian specific and we'll look at those as time per...
by mpthompson
Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Hard-float and repository?
Replies: 11
Views: 2437

Re: Hard-float and repository?

Probably a dumb question, but can raspbian use (run) programs from the normal debian repository or can it only run programs coded/optimised for raspbian (hard-float)? Not a dumb question at all. Basically, the answer is a qualified "No". I say qualified, because if you really know what you are doin...
by mpthompson
Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: E17 on Raspbian
Replies: 15
Views: 6481

Re: E17 on Raspbian

I was using E17 until my SD card got corrupted the other day. Seemed pretty smooth and low memory footprint although it took some time to configure it right. I had it installed straight from Raspbian repo. Well worth looking into, but seems to be less popular than other window managers for some rea...
by mpthompson
Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:35 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Gnat-4.6 for Raspbian
Replies: 11
Views: 4337

Re: Gnat-4.6 for Raspbian

OK, I got gnat-4.6 built for Raspbian and the packages should be hitting the public repository in a few hours. Also, this freed up a about a half-dozen other packages dependent upon gnat and those should be built within the next day. I notice that gnat-4.4 sources are in the repository as well. I gu...
by mpthompson
Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: How do I stop the GUI automatically starting
Replies: 19
Views: 21205

Re: How do I stop the GUI automatically starting

I don't have my Raspberry Pi in front of me right now to test it, but I believe that changing /etc/X11/default-display-manager to be empty should also prevent slim from starting. This is the approach I take. Actually, just putting a '#' in front of the first line in the file (commenting it out) wil...
by mpthompson
Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian on Raspberry Pi Front Page
Replies: 17
Views: 3626

Re: Raspbian on Raspberry Pi Front Page

pithonica, I'm not quite sure I understand your point about "official". From my perspective, I'm very happy to see the Foundation move forward to creating a Raspbian image that, for now, they seem to be happy with. If anything, it alleviates the need for Plugwash and I to come up with our own "offic...
by mpthompson
Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: New Raspbian Image
Replies: 30
Views: 11612

Re: New Raspbian Image

Joshun, I'm very happy to see other Raspbian based images being worked on. Nothing better to help push things forward as image builders experimenters trying different things and users giving feedback that will drive the creation of even better images in the future.
by mpthompson
Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Gnat-4.6 for Raspbian
Replies: 11
Views: 4337

Gnat-4.6 for Raspbian

I just wanted to move the topic of getting gnat-4.6 (and Ada compiler) for Raspbian to its own topic. It's one of the last Debian packaged compilers that we don't yet support in Raspbian. For a number of reasons this package has been giving me a lot of problems to build. Part of the issue is that it...
by mpthompson
Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:23 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: packages you want to see in raspbian
Replies: 133
Views: 33599

Re: packages you want to see in raspbian

Sorry guys, I'm having zero luck with gnat-4.6 and I'm now zero-for-five in my attempts to build the package. Once Plugwash is back from holiday I'll ask him to take a look. He certainly has more package building foo than I have. Anyway, we won't give up, but it's not looking like something that is ...
by mpthompson
Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:20 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian on Raspberry Pi Front Page
Replies: 17
Views: 3626

Re: Raspbian on Raspberry Pi Front Page

Thanks dom. Early on was rather surprised that the Debian Project wasn't able to devote resources to creating a Raspberry Pi optimized version of Debian. Especially given the huge press that the Foundation was able to generate around the Raspberry Pi. In any case, I'm glad the opportunity presented ...
by mpthompson
Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: New Raspbian "Pisces" Image
Replies: 87
Views: 21560

Re: New Raspbian "Pisces" Image

In my messing about with various images and SD cards (and not paying attention), i've gotten somewhat confused as to with images are on what card. Do you have a file that indicates the base image that has been used eg. pisces_r3? If not, then I best get in the habit of creating a release.txt on my ...

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