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by bluenote
Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB3 Gigabit ASIX nic 0b95:1790
Replies: 10
Views: 1914

USB3 Gigabit ASIX nic 0b95:1790

I've just added a USB3 gigabit ASIX nic hoping to get ~ 25mbps for file copies off the pi (accessing a USB 3 HD). Previously using the same setup with onboard NIC, I was getting 11.9MB/s sustained, but now with the new setup I only get about 13.8MB/s. Can anyone suggest some avenues here? I have tri...
by bluenote
Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:02 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dynamode USB Wifi Dongle issues
Replies: 393
Views: 182663

Re: Dynamode USB Wifi Dongle issues

Maybe you didn't notice that, at least starting from version 4.1.5, there is an OFFICIAL and supported driver for Mediatek 7601, which works beautifully (except for Access Point capabilities, which have not been developed yet - I hope in the near future they could be...). Best regards and special t...
by bluenote
Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Distribution that is more up to date?
Replies: 38
Views: 4936

Re: Distribution that is more up to date?

Is there a way I can query the raspbian jessie package collection to see if packages (version #'s) I'm interested in are updated and better?
by bluenote
Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Distribution that is more up to date?
Replies: 38
Views: 4936

Re: Distribution that is more up to date?

Hi guys @FOT: thanks, that's basically what I did, I may have even used some of those resources and didn't end up with a working LXDE. I haven't had a chance to try again, but I will. @KLL using a newer XRDP compile fixed cutting and pasting for me. The one in raspbian is more than a few years old a...
by bluenote
Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] automount usb-stick when plugged using fstab?
Replies: 5
Views: 5106

Re: [SOLVED] automount usb-stick when plugged using fstab?

I have one pi that does this automatically. The USB drives show up in /media under usually the UUID.
My production pi does not do this, but this would be a lot handier for one off put-the-key-in-and-go sort of situations.

Anyone happen to know what's different about my two raspbian setups??
by bluenote
Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi 2 fstab not mounting usb disk
Replies: 48
Views: 43882

Re: Pi 2 fstab not mounting usb disk

So glad I found this topic. What a pain.
by bluenote
Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB mounts too slow(?) pi2 [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 2011

Re: mounts too slow(?) causes apps to create dirs in mount p

For anyone coming to this later on, I eventually found a much simpler solution to my problem. You can find more information discussed here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=99491 The short details are, the pi2 boots too fast, so USB may not be ready to automount when fstab is read....
by bluenote
Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB mounts too slow(?) pi2 [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 2011

Re: mounts too slow(?) causes apps to create dirs in mount p

Ok, slight wrinkle - my problem is actually that the USB drive has not appeared yet when it tries to mount from fstab and fails. The newly created directories in the mount point don't seem to prevent mounting actually, it's just offensive to me :) I'm trying to use this script: http://webdiary.com/2...
by bluenote
Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Kernel panic VFS unable to mount unknown block
Replies: 3
Views: 1655

Re: Kernel panic VFS unable to mount unknown block

So this happened again, while doing a proper sudo reboot, btw and I again had to put the card into another pi and fsck it. At least this time the damage was less severe, and the partition was mountable from the start. Anyways, to the point, I want to know what I can do to stop this from happening. F...
by bluenote
Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB mounts too slow(?) pi2 [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 2011

Re: mounts too slow(?) causes apps to create dirs in mount p

which service is misbehaving? are the dependencies set up correctly in the init script? what OS are you using? Raspbian Wheezy or Jessie or something else? What I think is happening is that the init script does not define a dependency for the mount to be finished and the service gets started too ea...
by bluenote
Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Distribution that is more up to date?
Replies: 38
Views: 4936

Re: Distribution that is more up to date?

I know how to cut and paste in a terminal thanks, suggesting I'm just stupid veiled or not-very-veiled isn't really appreciated. I'm also pretty comfortable with a command line, I don't require everything to be gui - but, I do use a 3 screen setup with one mouse and keyboard (so network based screen...
by bluenote
Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB mounts too slow(?) pi2 [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 2011

Re: mounts too slow(?) causes apps to create dirs in mount p

Putting in a hardcoded delay is the best that can be suggested? What happens when this clearly-variably situation changes a little bit again and it takes longer or shorter and breaks again - or other services now need to access the mount. Are my expectations too high? I assume there MUST be a way to...
by bluenote
Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Distribution that is more up to date?
Replies: 38
Views: 4936

Re: Distribution that is more up to date?

Well Arch may be good from a packages-up-to-date perspective, but it's a nightmare to install for a relative newb like myself - they have some decent documentation, but right now it seems like a lot of it is slightly out of date. Unfortunately I can't get LXDE working on it properly (no mouse/keyboa...
by bluenote
Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Keyboard and mouse is not working in LXDE.
Replies: 1
Views: 554

Re: Keyboard and mouse is not working in LXDE.

Hello. My problem is that I have Raspberry Pi B+ with raspbian OS and LXDE. When it's booting in LXDE keyboard and mouse is not working. If I ssh into it and set it to boot into terminal only, keyboard is working and cat /dev/input/mouse0 returns data when moving mouse. Keyboard and mouse worked, l...
by bluenote
Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Distribution that is more up to date?
Replies: 38
Views: 4936

Re: Distribution that is more up to date?

Thanks guys, the suggestions are appreciated. I'm going to try arch to begin with and see if the pain is lessened. I started to write a list of the packages I've been roadblocked by but I realized that would probably just end up sounding like I was complaining, and I'm not. I understand there's reas...
by bluenote
Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Distribution that is more up to date?
Replies: 38
Views: 4936

Distribution that is more up to date?

Hi guys I love my pi 2, but I'm a little tired of having to do as much messing around to get things dialed in as I do currently. It's a pain in the butt when the latest (or even, semi current) packages are not available on raspbian. I just want to use the darn thing, not become a linux expert. I've ...
by bluenote
Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB mounts too slow(?) pi2 [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 2011

Re: mounts too slow(?) causes apps to create dirs in mount p

I'm aware of sleep, thanks.

I don't really see an elegant way to use it however, since these are services that are automatically starting, and adding in a random delay for every start (on bootup or not) seems silly..
by bluenote
Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB mounts too slow(?) pi2 [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 2011

Re: mounts too slow(?) causes apps to create dirs in mount p

I guess I should clarify a bit - I think what happens is, the processes look for the drive directory structure, don't see it, and create their own directory structure. Then when the mount happens automatically, it's fails, because the mount point isn't empty. Either way I'm not sure how to fix this ...
by bluenote
Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB mounts too slow(?) pi2 [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 2011

USB mounts too slow(?) pi2 [SOLVED]

Hey guys I have an external HD hooked up to my pi, and it mounts fine with sudo mount -a. But when I reboot the pi, I have some processes that start and if they don't find the directory structure they are looking for, they start making their own. So somehow, I end up with my HD not mounted, and blan...
by bluenote
Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:57 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Kernel panic VFS unable to mount unknown block
Replies: 3
Views: 1655

Re: Kernel panic VFS unable to mount unknown block

Well, I managed to fix it, but I didn't really know what I was doing. (From a second SD card with a valid OS) sudo fdisk -l DID show me my partition, yay. Also (from a guide, but I can't find the link now unfortunately) sudo fsck.ext4 -v /dev/sdaX sudo mke2fs -n /dev/sdaX sudo e2fsck -b (first super...
by bluenote
Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Kernel panic VFS unable to mount unknown block
Replies: 3
Views: 1655

Kernel panic VFS unable to mount unknown block

Hi guys I have a pi that has failed to boot suddenly. I have a butt load of stuff that won't be easy to recreate on it, and so far, I haven't been able to recover. When I put the sdcard in a USB reader and attach it to a 2nd pi, I get this: /dev/mmcblk0p1: SEC_TYPE="msdos" LABEL="boot" UUID="15CD-3B...
by bluenote
Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card Benchmarks
Replies: 301
Views: 312747

Re: SD Card Benchmarks

So are they fakes? Should be well in the 40MB/s for SEQ. The 4K bits are OK but still fall behind the test done a few posts back... So I am unsure of the results. I just purchased two Samsung EVO's as they are the best value to speed combination. My test results are completely different than the on...
by bluenote
Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: A RPI2 NAS with SATA?
Replies: 1
Views: 3347

A RPI2 NAS with SATA?

Hi All Has anyone built a JBOD NAS with an RPI2 for internal SATA drives? I have a lot of drives packed into machines that I wouldn't mind centralizing in a low power setup. I don't need a lot of performance, a USB gigabit LAN would be OK. The real question in my mind is - how to power, house, and c...
by bluenote
Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rasbiam ARMv7 optimization
Replies: 21
Views: 4199

Re: Rasbiam ARMv7 optimization

Be aware that the biggest performance drag is a slow sd card. A slow sd can be class 10, 20mb/s, but it's the UNPUBLISHED stat of random queued writes that makes the difference.

This made my life very unpleasant for quite some time.

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