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by LastSilmaril
Wed May 30, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Basic startup question
Replies: 7
Views: 1736

Re: Basic startup question

It won't do anything interesting without a card
by LastSilmaril
Wed May 30, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: microSD cards won't boot without jiggering power cable
Replies: 20
Views: 4309

Re: microSD cards won't boot without jiggering power cable

But you said you are measuring just 4.88 volt on the board (between the two testpoints), and together with the loss in the USB fuse that means the voltage on the top USB port is just 4.88 - 0.175 = 4.71 volt, and the absolute minimum that is needed is 4.75 volt! As you have been told before, the mi...
by LastSilmaril
Tue May 29, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: microSD cards won't boot without jiggering power cable
Replies: 20
Views: 4309

Re: microSD cards won't boot without jiggering power cable

Also, that thread seems to imply that the issues here are due to too much power being drawn from USB? All I've got plugged in there is a small receiver for a Lenovo wireless keyboard, and removing it doesn't change anything.
by LastSilmaril
Tue May 29, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: microSD cards won't boot without jiggering power cable
Replies: 20
Views: 4309

Re: microSD cards won't boot without jiggering power cable

From "good" to "bad" news: Nothing on F2, indicates that there is no current drawn from the lower USB plug, probably nothing is plugged in, or its connected to a hub that draws no power from the PI. 0.03 Volt over F3 indicates that this polyfuse has a low internal resistance, and is thus OK. But me...
by LastSilmaril
Tue May 29, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: microSD cards won't boot without jiggering power cable
Replies: 20
Views: 4309

Re: microSD cards won't boot without jiggering power cable

All of this is without any SD cards or IO plugged in
by LastSilmaril
Tue May 29, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: microSD cards won't boot without jiggering power cable
Replies: 20
Views: 4309

Re: microSD cards won't boot without jiggering power cable

I checked voltage between TP1 and TP2 and that yielded 4.88V consistently with this PSU. Is that missing .12V an issue? Any other contact points I should be testing?
by LastSilmaril
Tue May 29, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: microSD cards won't boot without jiggering power cable
Replies: 20
Views: 4309

Re: microSD cards won't boot without jiggering power cable

Not directly your supply, although a supply with a higher rating will probably lead to less problems than psu that have too little power, these latter ones might drop their output voltage when loaded too heavy. Right, so that shouldn't be an issue - the TouchPad PSU I'm using is rated at 2A. I was ...
by LastSilmaril
Tue May 29, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: microSD cards won't boot without jiggering power cable
Replies: 20
Views: 4309

Re: microSD cards won't boot without jiggering power cable

Yup. So far the contact spray hasn't done anything for me. Is it possible the TouchPad 2A psu mucked things up?
by LastSilmaril
Thu May 24, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: microSD cards won't boot without jiggering power cable
Replies: 20
Views: 4309

Re: microSD cards won't boot without jiggering power cable

'By the way, your analysis of why uSD cards might be more affected is (IHMO) correct, a number of steps that lower the power supply might be the cause, but its also possible the uSD card is simply more sensitive to low supply voltage. It wouldn't hurt to spray the normal SD card too.' Right, except ...
by LastSilmaril
Thu May 24, 2012 3:49 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Is the Pi suitable as a true media centre?
Replies: 24
Views: 12841

Re: Is the Pi suitable as a true media centre?

...Really? The outmodded codec is the one we have the most trouble with? Well it would explain the DVD playing issues I've been having (but not the bdmv ones)
by LastSilmaril
Thu May 24, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 415188

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

One other time it got stuck attempting to play an ISO at all, and I had to kill the xbmc process: 23:32:27 T:1272968288 ERROR: Error on dvdnav_open 23:32:27 T:1272968288 ERROR: COMXPlayer::OpenInputStream - failed to open [smb://MAIN/Movies/Star Wars/Jambe Davdar/Building Empire/Building Empire - Mi...
by LastSilmaril
Thu May 24, 2012 3:17 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 415188

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Hey- Have you guys tried to play DVD files (VOBs) via xbmc? None of mine work, apparently, and I was wondering if I was the only one/if this was limited to my build (r10995). Here's a sample: 23:21:50 T:1244947552 NOTICE: Thread Background Loader start, auto delete: false 23:22:23 T:1074188976 NOTIC...
by LastSilmaril
Wed May 23, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 415188

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

In case anybody wants it, here's my (vanilla) build of r10995:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/268147/rpi/Open ... 95.tar.bz2
by LastSilmaril
Wed May 23, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: microSD cards won't boot without jiggering power cable
Replies: 20
Views: 4309

Re: microSD cards won't boot without jiggering power cable

"Jiggering the power cable"..... all it does is rubbing the (gold) contacts of the micro USB connector of the cable, and the micro USB connector soldered on the board over each other, which might have a very small influence on the contact resistance.and also might give very short power interruption...
by LastSilmaril
Wed May 23, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 415188

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

funnel wrote: Instead of hdmi_group=1 and hdmi_group=2 should be hdmi_group=0 and hdmi_group=1.
Aha! That would explain some very interesting results I've been seeing with resolution elsewhere. thanks!
by LastSilmaril
Wed May 23, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 415188

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

r11057, besides having a bunch of xbmc-related image and db issues, also gets slow during playback whenever I use move the mouse, and won't pause on some avis :( dunno what happened to xbmc, but r10995 (I guess the last one before myvideos61 and image related changes in xbmc) still works best. I've...
by LastSilmaril
Wed May 23, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: microSD cards won't boot without jiggering power cable
Replies: 20
Views: 4309

microSD cards won't boot without jiggering power cable

So pretty much everything was going smoothly with my Pi till earlier today, when I discovered that none of my microSD cards were booting, but the one SD card I have that works did. At first I was freaking out and thought my board was dead, and was relieved when the full-size SD card got up and runni...
by LastSilmaril
Wed May 23, 2012 4:27 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 415188

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

r11057, besides having a bunch of xbmc-related image and db issues, also gets slow during playback whenever I use move the mouse, and won't pause on some avis :( dunno what happened to xbmc, but r10995 (I guess the last one before myvideos61 and image related changes in xbmc) still works best.
by LastSilmaril
Tue May 22, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Using custom EDID
Replies: 15
Views: 6697

Re: Using custom EDID

So using the new start.elf and hdmi_ignore_edid=0xa5000080 prevented the blank screen issue, but didn't get me the resolution I was looking for. It seems like hdmi_group worked, because the highest-score resolution became 1280x720p@60Hz even if the preferred res was 1280x768@60Hz. This is actually b...
by LastSilmaril
Tue May 22, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 415188

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Ooh, and apparently rebooting works now. That's nice...wonder how long that's been the case though, haven't tried in a while.
by LastSilmaril
Tue May 22, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 415188

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

In case anybody is following the most recent commits, it seems like this optimization has been enabled for a few libraries:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prelinking
Cool beans
by LastSilmaril
Mon May 21, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspbmc Distribution now in Beta
Replies: 111
Views: 54600

Re: Raspbmc Distribution now in Beta

but that ends up in INIT making all sorts of complaints and nothing interesting happening In particular those complaints are a whole bunch of INIT: cannot execute "/sbin/getty" INIT: Id "2" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes INIT: Id "1" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes at which...
by LastSilmaril
Mon May 21, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspbmc Distribution now in Beta
Replies: 111
Views: 54600

Re: Raspbmc Distribution now in Beta

No joy with the Kingston. On reboot (after a blue screen having declared the installation process successful) it gets stuck on file system errors. Asks me for root password so I could shell in and maybe fix things but both 'root' and 'raspberrypi' don't work. The other option is to do CTRL+D to cont...
by LastSilmaril
Mon May 21, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspbmc Distribution now in Beta
Replies: 111
Views: 54600

Re: Raspbmc Distribution now in Beta

Settings are /.xbmc/ Aha, I didn't see it before because it wasn't created yet; right right right Anyway, one update on SD issues - I'm still getting this: mmc0: final write to SD card still running mmc0:Timeout wating for hardware interrupt - cmd12. mmcblk0: error - 110 sending stop command, origi...
by LastSilmaril
Mon May 21, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 415188

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

For anyone using MySQL storage, I've been doing some reading and it seems the recommended approach is to use the MySQL database to store the shared metadata, but then use a local database/cache on each client for thumbnail storage (cover art, fan art etc.) . As far as I can tell, this means that pa...

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