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by Wendo
Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Could this be built?
Replies: 6
Views: 950

Re: Could this be built?

In short, you wouldn't get any extra speed as the SD card slot now runs at the maximum speed the broadcom chip can handle (about 20MB/s)
by Wendo
Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:41 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Error on FW update - help
Replies: 6
Views: 2871

Re: Error on FW update - help

OpenELEC isn't the only way to get XBMC on the pi. All the discussion in this thread seems to be about XMBC in general, not about OpenELEC.

You can either compile OpenELEC yourself and update the files that way, or grab another distro who's file system you can write to that can run XBMC
by Wendo
Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:29 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Jumbo frames => no network
Replies: 5
Views: 5679

Re: Jumbo frames => no network

To use jumbo frames you have to enable it on every single device on your network, you also have to have a switch that supports it. Unless you have an enterprise level switch, the chances of having switch support is pretty slim. Not to mention all the NIC's need to support it
by Wendo
Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:01 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Error on FW update - help
Replies: 6
Views: 2871

Re: Error on FW update - help

No, updating the firmware on a pi is not like updating firmware on another device. All the update script does is download new boot files, these are loaded every boot and contain the "firmware" Since OpenELEC is read only you can't write these updated files to it without a lot of work. The only way t...
by Wendo
Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Power issues with powered hub
Replies: 14
Views: 2947

Re: Power issues with powered hub

I was seeing pretty much the same issues until I stopped my hub backfeeding power into the pi (opened up the hub and desoldered the 5v wire. After that my wifi dongle works no matter hwere I plug it in and I can use all the ports of the hub
by Wendo
Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA
Replies: 99
Views: 109632

Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

I just get this error, [email protected] ~ $ bash <(curl -sL http://goo.gl/5vuJI) curl: option -sL http://goo.gl/5vuJI: is unknown curl: try 'curl --help' or 'curl --manual' for more information I tried about a week ago and no problem Try typing it manually, you're probably having conversion issues be...
by Wendo
Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: QoS/throttling
Replies: 6
Views: 11178

Re: QoS/throttling

Well firstly, the pi only has one network port, so your first problem will be getting a second interface of some sort. After that, you'll need to get familiar with iptables and it's limiting options. I would have though real QoS would have been a better option however. What if there is only one pers...
by Wendo
Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Disable Suspend
Replies: 18
Views: 9417

Re: Disable Suspend

My pi runs wireless, and has been running for weeks without issue. The heat is because the chips are dumping their heat into the earth plane I believe, which all the connectors are tied too and so they operate as heatsinks (USB, NIC, HDMI). Obviously anything metal connected to the USB port will als...
by Wendo
Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: hciattach failing
Replies: 11
Views: 6970

Re: hciattach failing

I don't really know, I've never used any of the bluetooth stuff :) But, I'm on raspbian and since it at least tries to do stuff here without anything connected I would guess the modules etc are all loaded as required or compiled in. The big question is what do you see if you disconnect your device e...
by Wendo
Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: hciattach failing
Replies: 11
Views: 6970

Re: hciattach failing

According to this http://embedded.seattle.intel-research.net/wiki/index.php?title=Setting_up_Bluetooth you need to be calling it with /dev/ttyAMA0, not just ttyAMA0. I guess it would also make sense to confirm all the modules are laoded or compiled into the kernel too Although trying it here I get t...
by Wendo
Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Maximum numbers of USB ports
Replies: 9
Views: 8532

Re: Maximum numbers of USB ports

I'm not sure I _have_ 13 USB devices... I did have to cut the red wire on this hub to get it to behave and not backfeed current to the pi. I might go hunting for a LOT of USB devices and see what I can get out of it *edit* Why yes, you can run more than 8 devices, every USB flash drive I've ever own...
by Wendo
Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: sdcard server unrealistic?
Replies: 11
Views: 2881

Re: sdcard server unrealistic?

Why would you expect MySQL to be slower over the network? Sure the first connection would be a little slower while you wait for the tcp handshake etc but even then I would bet it'll be faster than asking mysql running on the pi to do the lookup. PHP will do connection pooling I believe so running My...
by Wendo
Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Samba Performance
Replies: 170
Views: 163293

Re: Samba Performance

Since file system shouldn't really affect the speed compared to network, my feeling is the limiting factor here is the poor USB driver which runs both the usb drive (obviously) and the network. Work is being done on improving the usb driver but since all anyone has to go on is the existing driver th...
by Wendo
Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Maximum numbers of USB ports
Replies: 9
Views: 8532

Re: Maximum numbers of USB ports

I have a 13 port hub (thats just two 7 port hubs internally) connected no problem.

I doubt there is any limit other than the standard USB limits.
by Wendo
Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ETA on hardware acceleration?
Replies: 7
Views: 2498

Re: ETA on hardware acceleration?

The GPU does OpenGL ES, not OpenGL. Even with the similarity in naming these are two entirely different beasts.
by Wendo
Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: accespoint (instead of usb dongle) network problem/no IP
Replies: 7
Views: 1472

Re: accespoint (instead of usb dongle) network problem/no IP

It might be useful to explain what you want to do? It sounds like you want the access point you bought to connect to an existing wireless network and allow the pi access to the same network. If that's the case you need to configure the access point as a client or bridge, which will mean changing a l...
by Wendo
Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SD card help - NZ supplier
Replies: 4
Views: 1146

Re: SD card help - NZ supplier

Welcome, another kiwi!

I've got some Adata cards running here but they are slow, course they were also cheap so I can't complain too much
by Wendo
Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Getting non-HDMI Digital Sound
Replies: 7
Views: 1695

Re: Getting non-HDMI Digital Sound

You can get boxes that will split the audio out of HDMI into a TOSlink cable.

Some TV's also have audio passthru on them which you can then take to your receiver via TOSlink etc
by Wendo
Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: DVI Splitter?
Replies: 11
Views: 1458

Re: DVI Splitter?

DVI and HDMI are pin compatible, price in the cost of as many adapters as you will need (since the pi is HDMI) and see what comes out cheaper
by Wendo
Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Powered usb hub dont work error 71
Replies: 3
Views: 2443

Re: Powered usb hub dont work error 71

I've no idea if this would help, but I had issues with a powered USB hub. Various errors and issues and when my wifi adapter was plugged into the hub it didn't work, however directly into the pi it was fine. I noticed that when I disconnected the power from the pi it remained running, it was sourcin...
by Wendo
Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:38 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: bridge from wlan0 to eth0
Replies: 5
Views: 4243

Re: bridge from wlan0 to eth0

That actually looks pretty good to begin with, what exactly doesn't work about it, what errors do you get when you run these commands?

Also, I don't believe you should need the iwconfig line as all that information shoul dbe contained in wpa_supplicant.conf
by Wendo
Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: portable wifi media server for iphone/ipad?
Replies: 10
Views: 8349

Re: portable wifi media server for iphone/ipad?

Depending on your wireless adapter you probably want to look at "hostap". if your adapter can support it it will make the pi look like an access point to other devices. You will also need a DHCP server as has been suggested, the package name is usually dhcpd but if you're on a debian variant you can...
by Wendo
Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: This not a Pi question But
Replies: 6
Views: 1715

Re: This not a Pi question But

It depends on your router, whats likely happening is that your ISP is routing traffic for your second IP address to your first IP address, expecting your modem/router to take care of it from there since your router/modem has the first IP address itself. If your router/modem has any DMZ capability yo...
by Wendo
Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:19 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: Java crashes
Replies: 2
Views: 1990

Re: Java crashes

My first guess would be a memory issue. Java is known for it's less than ideal memory usage, and the pi has so little memory I'm surprised people are even trying to run Java :) I'd start by monitoring free memory when running whatever it is you're running and seeing if you exhaust your free memory j...
by Wendo
Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Kernel Panics - any way to auto reboot?
Replies: 19
Views: 8902

Re: Kernel Panics - any way to auto reboot?

You could also try piping dd through gzip or bzip2 and compressing it before you write it to the usb stick. Depending on how good it compresses you may even be able to fit 2 backups on the usb stick that way and alternate between each

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