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by milhouse
Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspbmc Release Candidate
Replies: 48
Views: 26093

Raspbmc Release Candidate

In case you hadn't noticed, Raspbmc has now progressed from Beta to Release Candidate status - new installer in the link, reimaging the SD card is required.
by milhouse
Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ethernet chip gets raging hot
Replies: 86
Views: 30807

Re: Ethernet chip gets raging hot

Here is some useful information for anyone who thinks their Raspberry Pi is getting too hot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjH402mca8E Nobody knows what the ""normal operating temperature" for a Pi is - you can't determine these metrics from a single sample, which is why it needs input by someone ...
by milhouse
Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 375333

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

Inaccessible Rail wrote: Will my existing db be ok, or should I just delete everything and start again?
Your existing database will be automatically upgraded (if necessary). I would advise deleting your Thumbnails folder, and also the local Databases/Texture*.db (then rebooting) so that images are regenerated.
by milhouse
Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No need for the QtOnPi community?
Replies: 63
Views: 14325

Re: No need for the QtOnPi community?

jppiiroinen wrote:PING
FYI it's a Bank Holiday here in the UK for Monday and Tuesday - Queens Jubilee.
by milhouse
Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC Testbuilds
Replies: 765
Views: 235910

Re: OpenELEC Testbuilds

Do these latest builds include the AudioEngine updates?
by milhouse
Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC Testbuilds
Replies: 765
Views: 235910

Re: OpenELEC Testbuilds

I have buffering with DTS videos, when I didn't with earlier builds. I'm playing back over Analog, so downmixing to stereo (not yet connected the Pi to my Amp which will eventually allow me to test passthru) but for now these DTS movies always buffer in the latest builds (including r11212), even tho...
by milhouse
Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC Testbuilds
Replies: 765
Views: 235910

Re: OpenELEC Testbuilds

Hi, Again a short update (r11203): fixed some video issues with certain formats (as reported by NisseDILLIGAF,milhouse and others) thanks again to Gimli for the fast and great fix Stephan Thanks Stephan & Gimli - build 11203 seems to have squashed that particular video issue, plus as a bonus the au...
by milhouse
Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC Testbuilds
Replies: 765
Views: 235910

Re: OpenELEC Testbuilds

Incorrect colours does indeed look fixed - many thanks. However I continue to get the following OMX errors when viewing thumbnails (I removed the Thumbnails folder and deleted Texture*.db then rebooted with your latest rtmp-optimised build, r11198): 13:30:59 T:1183650912 NOTICE: StorageClient-0.9.2 ...
by milhouse
Wed May 30, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 375333

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

Out of curiosity, I looked around but I couldn't find it - is there any way to factory reset the device? I wouldn't mind being able to wipe all my settings between builds without having to format the card (I can't access the ext partition of the card). Do you have ssh access? Delete the ~/.xbmc/use...
by milhouse
Wed May 30, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 375333

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

gimli wrote:
milhouse wrote:Anyone able to comment on the OMX errors? Or have I got a duff board?
Known problem on the TODO list.
Phew, thanks very much! :)

Is there a link to the ToDo list (possibly this? Though I'm not able to find a specific issue relating to OMX errors).
by milhouse
Wed May 30, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 375333

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

Anyone able to comment on the OMX errors? Or have I got a duff board?
by milhouse
Wed May 30, 2012 5:06 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ethernet chip gets raging hot
Replies: 86
Views: 30807

Re: Ethernet chip gets raging hot

I'd guess there's a heat problem"? Where is there "a heat problem"? Again, there is NO HEAT PROBLEM, just because your finger indicates heat, and 40 degrees is certainly not a problem. There IS a heat problem if the chip is meant to be running at or below 30C. Unless we know what is a "normal" temp...
by milhouse
Tue May 29, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ethernet chip gets raging hot
Replies: 86
Views: 30807

Re: Ethernet chip gets raging hot

I am intrigued how a finger is a good measure of a chip working in-spec of the temperature range it can handle? It's not, and I doubt anyone is claiming that it is - just that if the chips are meant to be "cool" then my finger can certainly determine that they are anything but cool! Of course "cool...
by milhouse
Tue May 29, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI-VGA Adapter with chip GBP 12, free shipping
Replies: 59
Views: 28143

Re: HDMI-VGA Adapter with chip GBP 12, free shipping

Yes, but if there are problems with 850mA using the VGA converter but not with the 2A one (discarding the cheap 1A supply) it seems the max current used with some peripherals is higher than 850 mA. It doesn't make sense, but I'm not arguing if it solves your problem. :) Odd then, that I still have ...
by milhouse
Tue May 29, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 375333

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

what for OMX errors? can you paste a log and tell when you get this? the wrong colored images seems like a xbmc problem too. For instance, I get these errors when clicking on Movies (using Thumbnails view) - the following log entries relate to the process of displaying the first 10 thumbnails and f...
by milhouse
Tue May 29, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 375333

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

Hi all, i have spent the last days to optimize our builds. Please upgrade, test and report back: http://sources.openelec.tv/tmp/image/openelec-rpi/OpenELEC-RPi.arm-devel-20120528231553-r11160.tar.bz2 Thanks for the that Stephan. Are the OMX related errors due to firmware? I'm getting a lot of missi...
by milhouse
Mon May 28, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI-VGA Adapter with chip GBP 12, free shipping
Replies: 59
Views: 28143

Re: HDMI-VGA Adapter with chip GBP 12, free shipping

Today I decided to try out OpenELEC and kept having problems with the screen on my monitor blanking out for a second or so and then coming back. Very annoying. I tried switching to a normal HDMI cable and the problem went away, so I concluded that it must be this cable drawing power from my Pi. Thi...
by milhouse
Sun May 27, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspbmc Distribution now in Beta
Replies: 111
Views: 49675

Re: Raspbmc Distribution now in Beta

btw do u know any good n cheap bluetooth remote that works with this build? I don't know of any that work - the OpenELEC developers have always been anti BT support, claiming Linux support is somewhat flakey, so I was surprised to see it mentioned in the release notes for the Pi build. As such I've...
by milhouse
Sun May 27, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ethernet chip gets raging hot
Replies: 86
Views: 30807

Re: Ethernet chip gets raging hot

Perhaps one of the Foundation members, or designers would care to comment? That's all I'm looking for. Gert earlier in the thread gives the impression that the temperatures being observed are higher than expected ("so hot") and thus presumably not normal, in which case clarification of these temper...
by milhouse
Sun May 27, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspbmc Distribution now in Beta
Replies: 111
Views: 49675

Re: Raspbmc Distribution now in Beta

Hey! Just a quick question for u lads. When I want to turn off my Pi with raspbmc on, should i just pull out the powercable or is there a better way of doing it? SSH? Cheers Power off via the GUI (power button bottom left in main menu), wait until the system has halted then yank the power cable. If...
by milhouse
Sun May 27, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: packages you want to see in raspbian
Replies: 133
Views: 36146

Re: packages you want to see in raspbian

Dear Phonic I think you are misunderstanding. Plugwash's question is about what packages you want available in the repository, not what packages you want in the image you started with. Michael Well in that case I misunderstood him too as he made no mention of repositories, but then I've never yet c...
by milhouse
Sun May 27, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Adding more RAM - presumably impossible?
Replies: 84
Views: 24044

Re: Adding more RAM - presumably impossible?

Years ago I remember a company in the US of A offering to upgrade the memory on Palm PDAs (or was it iPaqs?) - this would have been at least 6 or 7 years ago, wonder if these products were using PoP all those years ago? Aha, Google is my friend... it was the iPaq HX4700 64MB to 128MB internal RAM up...
by milhouse
Sun May 27, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ethernet chip gets raging hot
Replies: 86
Views: 30807

Re: Ethernet chip gets raging hot

Well, its just that you -can- put a finger on a chip in the raspberry PI, if you would open an average PC, and attempted to touch some of the chips you would soon realise that yes, it is normal/expected for chips to "get too hot to comfortable touch for seconds in a row", in fact you would probably...
by milhouse
Sun May 27, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: HDMI to DVI not working on Acer monitor
Replies: 20
Views: 3592

Re: HDMI to DVI not working on Acer monitor

These monitor issues have to be fairly well up the list of things to get bullet-proof before the educational release. There's going to be a very wide range of monitors being used by schools, and if it doesn't just "work" when plugged in it's going to flop right there. Our school has any number of d...
by milhouse
Sun May 27, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: VIA's entry into the low cost computer market
Replies: 102
Views: 15995

Re: VIA's entry into the low cost computer market

How is the APC BIOS different from the RPi GPU Boot ROM? Aren't they basically the same i.e. initialize some basic hardware so the device can boot from an external storage Assuming the BIOS functions in a similar way to a PC BIOS, it just seems an unnecessary (and costly) addition, as indeed is the...

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