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by asb
Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Video: robots, motors, printers and more
Replies: 34
Views: 5333

Re: Another great tiny cheap computer

HomoFaciens: could you post some more details about your acrylic case? In the video I can't quite see how it's fixed together.
by asb
Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Why "SUDO" - what does it mean?
Replies: 6
Views: 9990

Re: Why "SUDO" - what does it mean?

Wikipedia describes in great detail: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudo
by asb
Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: SDL hardware acceleration
Replies: 16
Views: 8669

Re: SDL hardware acceleration

I'm interested in investigating what accelerated surfaces from the upcoming SDL 2.0 can offer. I'd suggest that as a starting point, though eventually I'll get round to digging in to it myself.
by asb
Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: raspbian in qemu with more then 256MB
Replies: 3
Views: 1806

Re: raspbian in qemu with more then 256MB

The versatilepb board which I expect you're emulating is limited to 256MB RAM.
by asb
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Video: robots, motors, printers and more
Replies: 34
Views: 5333

Re: Another great tiny cheap computer

...and finally I have received my Raspberry Pi. Here is what I have done with it so far: http://youtu.be/RuYLTudcOaM The praise you've received is very well deserved - fantastic video. Thanks for choosing the Creative Commons license as well. There's a small translation error in the description, "0...
by asb
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Disappointed with SW quality for RPi
Replies: 14
Views: 3532

Re: Disappointed with SW quality for RPi

Looking at github and kernel and soooo seldom updates to source code, I think nobody is interested. This is just flat out wrong. It sounds like your problems primarily stem from USB issues, which I'll accept is causing problems for some people. See the other threads on the topic - the USB driver is...
by asb
Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB - the Elephant in our Room
Replies: 802
Views: 267848

Re: USB - the Elephant in our Room

So, the foundation designed the Pi with a Broadcom Soc as central hart. As Eben and others of the foundation work at Broadcom, it's a logical choice. What I don't understand is how I need to place synopsis, verilog and the driver in the picture. (It's just curiousity.) If I am correct, verilog is a...
by asb
Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Prepare for Descent
Replies: 72
Views: 28427

Re: Prepare for Descent

Actually, to the OP - what did you have to do to port to the Raspi? Would be well worth a write up to help others out who might be porting code. The patches are very readable. As this Descent source port was wonderful enough to already support GLES, it seems it mostly needed a little vc_dispman glu...
by asb
Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Prepare for Descent
Replies: 72
Views: 28427

Re: Prepare for Descent

That is absolutely fantastic, I had no idea dxx-rebirth already had a gles backend. I need to break out my joystick and give this a go. If anyone needs the level packs, Descent 1+2 are super cheap on GOG and DRM-free http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/descent_1_descent_2
by asb
Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: raspberry pi foundation raspbian image
Replies: 151
Views: 44240

Re: raspberry pi foundation raspbian image

rgh wrote:I did a fresh install of 2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian.zip and it seems I can log in as root without being prompted for a password. Is that intentional?
It wasn't my original intention, no. Set a root password with `sudo passwd`. sshd doesn't let root log in with no password.
by asb
Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Raspberry PI Optimization Script BETA Tester
Replies: 3
Views: 2591

Re: Raspberry PI Optimization Script BETA Tester

How much memory does this save? I recommend using ps_mem.py for accurate figures: https://github.com/pixelb/scripts/blob/master/scripts/ps_mem.py You might stop spawning some gettys (see /etc/inittab) if you wanted to shave off a bit more. Edit: by the way, I've moved this thread to the power users ...
by asb
Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: rpi-update and do not boot
Replies: 12
Views: 3381

Re: rpi-update and do not boot

Thanks for reply, asb. What reason caused the boot partition's FAT file system corruption? SD card driver problem? or kernel problem? any hint ? FAT writes ended up using single block transfers, and this seemed to provoke an issue with the completion being detected incorrectly: https://github.com/r...
by asb
Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: rpi-update and do not boot
Replies: 12
Views: 3381

Re: rpi-update and do not boot

Thank you replying Dom. I can update firmware and kernel manually. But, How to use rpi-update to avoid manual works in future? What caused the start.elf corrupted ? This rpi-update tool suppose to update firmware automatically. Is it a SD card driver caused problem? or rpi-update tool caused proble...
by asb
Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Educational resources for Raspberry Pi and Educational dist.
Replies: 20
Views: 4835

Re: Educational resources for Raspberry Pi and Educational d

I can assure you that the 2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian.zip image does have sshd on boot. It's easy for you to verify this yourself - I invite you to do so. on 2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian.zip it's not enabled by default, we invite you to verify this :) When you boot 2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian.zip for t...
by asb
Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Educational resources for Raspberry Pi and Educational dist.
Replies: 20
Views: 4835

Re: Educational resources for Raspberry Pi and Educational d

adafruit wrote:the official weezy distro does not have sshd on boot.
I can assure you that the 2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian.zip image does have sshd on boot. It's easy for you to verify this yourself - I invite you to do so.
by asb
Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Status of Wheezy Beta (armel)?
Replies: 5
Views: 1584

Re: Status of Wheezy Beta (armel)?

emg wrote:Is this update out yet?
Not yet. Soon.
by asb
Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Educational resources for Raspberry Pi and Educational dist.
Replies: 20
Views: 4835

Re: Educational resources for Raspberry Pi and Educational d

adafruit wrote: We have made a few key changes to make it more hardware-hacker friendly!
...
• sshd on boot
• ssh keygen on first boot
The Foundation image does this also.
by asb
Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Omxplayer for Raspbian
Replies: 7
Views: 6777

Re: Omxplayer for Raspbian

omxplayer was working with the bug that it ended early. Now after updating I get: [email protected] /usr $ omxplayer /usr/bin/omxplayer.bin: error while loading shared libraries: libavcodec.so.54: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory Yes, I got that. sudo apt-get purge omxplayer s...
by asb
Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: omxplayer 0.2.1 broken: missing libavcodec54 & libavformat54
Replies: 6
Views: 2055

Re: omxplayer 0.2.1 broken: missing libavcodec54 & libavform

A fixed package has now been uploaded.
by asb
Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Starting the Pi without HDMI isn't possible after update
Replies: 13
Views: 2060

Re: Starting the Pi without HDMI isn't possible after update

There appears to be a problem with some SD cards in successfully updating the files on the FAT32 partition. Apparently some writes are getting silently 'lost' leading to corruption. Hopefully this is a software issue at the SD driver level and will get fixed, but until it does using rpi-update is g...
by asb
Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: omxplayer 0.2.1 broken: missing libavcodec54 & libavformat54
Replies: 6
Views: 2055

Re: omxplayer 0.2.1 broken: missing libavcodec54 & libavform

Yes, you need to apt-get purge omxplayer && apt-get install omxplayer for it to work again. SKG is looking in to a packaging fix so this won't be necessary.
by asb
Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Overclocking the PI does not work on Raspbian OS? (solved)
Replies: 41
Views: 16180

Re: Overclocking the PI does not work on Raspbian OS? (solve

I have some questions. I use the official raspbian image. Is this new kernel only for hexxeh's image? Should I use "raspi-update" (which I have installed), or only "apt-get update && apt-get upgrade"? Thanks Read http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=12170 which will tell you how t...
by asb
Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Overclocking the PI does not work on Raspbian OS? (solved)
Replies: 41
Views: 16180

Re: Overclocking the PI does not work on Raspbian OS? (solve

dom wrote:@carlosfm @Wimzig
I've now pushed it out to github and hexxeh's rpi-update repository.
I'd be interested if that still has the same problem.
Also updated the 'bleeding edge' debs http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 66&t=12170
by asb
Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: New repository component for bleeding-edge firmware
Replies: 27
Views: 21004

Re: New repository component for bleeding-edge firmware

I've just updated the repository with the latest firmware. See http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?p=138705&sid=f963e7744dd1d7f326e9a2272db685ee#p138705 for details on the changes. Please do give it a go, particularly if you've previously suffered FAT corruption problems. Also try the su...
by asb
Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: New repository component for bleeding-edge firmware
Replies: 27
Views: 21004

Re: New repository component for bleeding-edge firmware

So do I need to ... (If you're using the Foundation's Raspbian release then just) edit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/raspi.list so it contains the 'untested' component ... anymore? Or has that instruction been superceeded? You do need to add the untested component if you want these bleeding edge firmware...

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