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by Hexxeh
Mon May 14, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: HISTORY: The start of raspbian (Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi)
Replies: 613
Views: 337009

Re: Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi

You could compile from source, but dom maintains a GitHub repo with the latest firmware/kernel images. I mirror these in another repo in a slightly different format, along with a tool that updates your image for you automatically. If you're using Raspbian-R3, just type "rpi-update" and you'll get th...
by Hexxeh
Mon May 14, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: HISTORY: The start of raspbian (Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi)
Replies: 613
Views: 337009

Re: Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi

Threw together a new SD card image for Raspbian at mpthompson's request over the weekend, it's available here: distribution.hexxeh.net/raspbian/raspbian-r3.zip Changes are as follows: SSH server included, launches on boot by default LXDE and Xorg server now included, type "startx" to launch this aft...
by Hexxeh
Sun May 13, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Simon's accelerated X development thread
Replies: 405
Views: 134075

Re: So who's working/worked on an Xorg server?

Any progress on this? Do you have your work in a Git repo anywhere at all? I'm putting ebuilds together for all the RPi specific stuff, which includes the Xorg driver, so knowing how the drivers build/install works would be useful, even if it's not yet functional. I do not have any code depot set u...
by Hexxeh
Sun May 13, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: HISTORY: The start of raspbian (Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi)
Replies: 613
Views: 337009

Re: Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi

Uh, I'm not entirely sure how. If you read the comments on the link I posted, apparently there's a better way to patch it so it might be best to wait for that.
by Hexxeh
Sun May 13, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: HISTORY: The start of raspbian (Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi)
Replies: 613
Views: 337009

Re: Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi

I dunno if the Debian build process applies any patches to Chromium, but if it doesn't, you're likely to find that it fails to build. There are a few assumptions that ARM == ARMv7 in recent versions (probably why the latest version on Debian repos for ARM is version 4, latest is 21). I've submitted ...
by Hexxeh
Sun May 13, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Booting from the SD card, but using a USB stick to run the OS & store the file system
Replies: 35
Views: 10733

Re: Booting from the SD card, but using a USB stick to run t

Yeah, that's probably the easiest way of working around it. It's not ideal, but it shouldn't be an issue once the next versions of the SD card images ship with newer firmware on them to begin with.
by Hexxeh
Sat May 12, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Booting from the SD card, but using a USB stick to run the OS & store the file system
Replies: 35
Views: 10733

Re: Booting from the SD card, but using a USB stick to run t

Be careful when updating the kernel, you also need to copy across the matching modules. rpi-update (http://hexxeh.net/?p=328117855) will do this for you, but if you're doing it by hand, you'll need to remember to do it yourself when updating kernel.img
by Hexxeh
Sat May 12, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chrome OS on a R-PI
Replies: 31
Views: 13984

Re: Chrome OS on a R-PI

Working on this, my board overlay is available here: https://github.com/Hexxeh/overlay-raspberrypi Waiting on teh_orph's X drivers before I open up my nightly builds, they're kinda useless without acceleration. Also working on getting that overlay upstreamed, first few changes went in today (patch f...
by Hexxeh
Sat May 12, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Simon's accelerated X development thread
Replies: 405
Views: 134075

Re: So who's working/worked on an Xorg server?

Any progress on this? Do you have your work in a Git repo anywhere at all?

I'm putting ebuilds together for all the RPi specific stuff, which includes the Xorg driver, so knowing how the drivers build/install works would be useful, even if it's not yet functional.
by Hexxeh
Fri May 11, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hexxeh's automatic firmware updater
Replies: 14
Views: 3535

Re: Hexxeh's automatic firmware updater

<t>Tavalin said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Hi Hexxeh,<br/> <br/> Firstly good work with this.  I tried it last night and it worked without any problems.<br/> <br/> I do have a question though, when I ran it it said it was updating with softfp libs.  Now I saw someone else's output from the update and it was...
by Hexxeh
Fri May 11, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hexxeh's automatic firmware updater
Replies: 14
Views: 3535

Re: Hexxeh's automatic firmware updater

<t>jojopi said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Hexxeh said: <br/> <br/> <br/> It does update arm*.elf already, too.<br/> <br/> <br/> It only updates *.bin *.img start.elf.<br/> <br/> <br/> Ah, yeah, it doesn't update the arm*.elf files in boot, but it copies an updated start.elf from it's own store. I'll add a c...
by Hexxeh
Fri May 11, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hexxeh's automatic firmware updater
Replies: 14
Views: 3535

Re: Hexxeh's automatic firmware updater

<t>It gets the firmware from my repo because if you downloaded the official repo, you'd be downloading a bunch of files you don't need. I just copy the official repo, remove things you don't need and rearrange it into a format it's easy for the tool to work with.<br/> <br/> It does update arm*.elf a...
by Hexxeh
Fri May 11, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Simon's accelerated X development thread
Replies: 405
Views: 134075

Re: So who's working/worked on an Xorg server?

<t>I don't know a whole lot about how it works, but it has it's own UI system called Aura, and if you've not got acceleration, it's painfully slow with software rendering. It does use X, but there's an experimental set of patches (which I haven't managed to get my hands on yet) called NoX that let i...
by Hexxeh
Fri May 11, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Simon's accelerated X development thread
Replies: 405
Views: 134075

Re: So who's working/worked on an Xorg server?

<t>teh_orph said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Just a heads up for the interested, I got my pi a couple of days ago.<br/> I have Xorg and associated libraries all building and running on the device. My EXA acceleration module is in there and running, yet I'm still using my software emulation of the hardware's ...
by Hexxeh
Fri May 11, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hexxeh's automatic firmware updater
Replies: 14
Views: 3535

Re: Hexxeh's automatic firmware updater

<t>Changes you've detailed look good, if you want to put them into a commit and submit a pull request, that'd be great. My Bash is patchy at best, so I've probably not done things the right way in places, as you've pointed out.<br/> <br/> The fetch/merge is there because using pull brought up a comm...
by Hexxeh
Thu May 10, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hexxeh's automatic firmware updater
Replies: 14
Views: 3535

Re: Hexxeh's automatic firmware updater

<r>vman81 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Seemed to work fine, but is there a firmware changelog somewhere? Is there anything noticeable I should see?<br/> <br/> <br/> The tool uses a Git repo as it's remote store for firmware, you can look at the commit log:<br/> <br/> <URL url="https://github.com/Hexxeh/r...
by Hexxeh
Thu May 10, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: HISTORY: The start of raspbian (Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi)
Replies: 613
Views: 337009

Re: Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi

You should never skip that check, really. It's there to protect you.

Instead, fix the problem that triggers it by installing ca-certificates and setting the time on your Pi. I've updated the script with a small message that explains this.
by Hexxeh
Thu May 10, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: HISTORY: The start of raspbian (Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi)
Replies: 613
Views: 337009

Re: Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi

Oh god, that's a fair point, need to stop those services before we can overwrite the files, and the way of doing that is going to be slightly different on each distro...
by Hexxeh
Thu May 10, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: HISTORY: The start of raspbian (Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi)
Replies: 613
Views: 337009

Re: Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi

<r>nmcc said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Hexxeh said: <br/> <br/> <br/> It's a long shot, but try running rpi-update (<URL url="http://hexxeh.net/?p=328117855">http://hexxeh.net/?p=328117855</URL>) to get the latest firmware. It requires Git to run, not sure if that's available in Raspbian yet though. If not...
by Hexxeh
Wed May 09, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: HISTORY: The start of raspbian (Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi)
Replies: 613
Views: 337009

Re: Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi

<r>nmcc said: <br/> <br/> <br/> louisb said: <br/> <br/> <br/> My _guess_ is that the problem is caused by the higher current drawn when the hard floating point unit kicks in. (See the latest video from the scouts on the front page describing problems with the power supply).<br/> <br/> If you can ge...
by Hexxeh
Wed May 09, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: EDID from large (> 1920 x 1200) displays
Replies: 5
Views: 7784

Re: EDID from large (> 1920 x 1200) displays

Just tried that now, black screen, no display. Running latest firmware (using rpi-update, pulled the firmware binaries over from the firmware repo today).
by Hexxeh
Wed May 09, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: EDID from large (> 1920 x 1200) displays
Replies: 5
Views: 7784

Re: EDID from large (> 1920 x 1200) displays

<r>I use my Raspberry Pi with an iMac 27" display (late 2010 if it makes any difference), connected via a Kanex XD (<URL url="http://www.kanexlive.com/xd">http://www.kanexlive.com/xd</URL>). Here's the EDID dump: <URL url="http://radium.hexxeh.net/iMac27.dat">http://radium.hexxeh.net/iMac27.dat</URL...
by Hexxeh
Mon May 07, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 44602

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I think hexxah does slightly more that make&zip..<br/> <br/> <br/> Yeah, a whole lot more than just make && make install or make && zip...<br/> <br/> Chromium OS only has an armv7 target at present, and armv6 support is uh, interesting, to say th...
by Hexxeh
Sun May 06, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: xorg acceleration via gles
Replies: 11
Views: 3027

Re: xorg acceleration via gles

<t>teh_orph said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Yes, I"ve been working on this for about a month-my pi is coming on Tues so I"m excited to see how well it will run!<br/> Unfortunately not all X operations can be accelerated-a surprisingly large amount of things are done in software. Luckily all the heavy things...
by Hexxeh
Tue May 01, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: HISTORY: The start of raspbian (Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi)
Replies: 613
Views: 337009

Re: Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi

Made a couple mistakes with that image, uploading a new one very soon. New one includes latest kernel, too.

Edit: New version including new USB boot enabled kernel and VC libs/bins/demos at distribution.hexxeh.net/raspbian/raspbian-r2.zip

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