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by milhouse
Sun May 20, 2012 2:35 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC + XBMC on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 30
Views: 37044

Re: OpenELEC + XBMC on Raspberry Pi

So do you know what switch in OpenELEC configuration allows for that? There are no switches that would allow you to build a rewritable version of SYSTEM - once it's created by the build system its content remains fixed. What I mean by rolling your own SYSTEM is that you could patch sshd_config in t...
by milhouse
Sun May 20, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC + XBMC on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 30
Views: 37044

Re: OpenELEC + XBMC on Raspberry Pi

Actually, though vim actually wasn't the nightmare I thought it would be (well, not after the first 5 mins of googling anyway), nano is now available as an addon that you could install via the xbmc ui under programs. Once it's installed, rebooting OpenELEC will allow you to use it. vi is installed ...
by milhouse
Fri May 18, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 376236

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

The blue-ish fanart is a dirty regions issue, I found. Try changing the algorithm. Not sure about that, as It's the way they're being created - the images on disk are missing red, so it's not a display issue it's a generation/creation issue (presumably the posters are being donwloaded from a site s...
by milhouse
Fri May 18, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 376236

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

Once I set auto_increment, all of the other errors (about decoding, warnings about) cease to happen, too; nothing comes up when running tail -f ~/.xbmc/temp/xbmc.log Weird, eh??? Indeed weird that even the warnings would stop. Long term I planned to switch to a MySQL back end, might have to look at...
by milhouse
Fri May 18, 2012 7:18 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 376236

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

Take a look at the attached txt for some of the shenanigans. This thread any good to you? Looks like OpenELEC may be having trouble accessing the database. So far my scan is going OK - no errors in the logs, although I do get a rather annoying WARNING with each image (see below) - however I'm going...
by milhouse
Fri May 18, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 376236

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

Is nobody else getting these OMX errors or blank thumbnails? Starting to wonder if I've got a duff board... I don't think I am, but haven't checked/rescanned media again yet. I'm not sure where that log is that you posted It's ~/.xbmc/temp/xbmc.log In PuTTY you can monitor the log by typing "tail -...
by milhouse
Fri May 18, 2012 5:37 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC + XBMC on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 30
Views: 37044

Re: OpenELEC + XBMC on Raspberry Pi

I've managed to SSH into the box using PuTTY and openelec / openelec. Is it possible to edit the /etc/sshd_config file? I just want to make it also listen on another port number. I tried to edit the file using vim but was prevented from saving by read only permissions on the file. It's not that the...
by milhouse
Fri May 18, 2012 5:08 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 376236

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

Some more info on 11034 here - it seems like 11034 is permanently sluggish when using the home menu. (Works decently when using other menus or trying to play videos). I got rid of advancedsettings.xml (which has all my remote database and thumbnail settings as well as the dirtyregions hack) but tha...
by milhouse
Thu May 17, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: OpenElec + External HDD
Replies: 22
Views: 52213

Re: OpenElec + External HDD

greglogan wrote:Sounds good. I'll try later this evening. BTW, how do I leave the XBMC front end and get to BASH ?

Thanks again for the info

Greg.
Install PuTTY on a Windows PC and ssh in to the R-Pi as root/openelec.
by milhouse
Thu May 17, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 376236

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

I built it on my Acer Aspire One netbook (running Ubuntu). Took about 2 days! Anyway, it did complete and I got a bootable sdcard however I am having real problems streaming. I installed the Hitchers repo so I could grab the iPlayer add on easily, and also picked up the MLB one. Both report 'unable...
by milhouse
Thu May 17, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: OpenElec + External HDD
Replies: 22
Views: 52213

Re: OpenElec + External HDD

My HDD is formatted (I think) for Fat32. Maybe this is an issue but Debian see's it fine and can access all the files on it. What are you trying to use the HDD for, storage of OpenELEC data (thumbnails etc.), or to access media (movies etc.)? I'm guessing the latter, in which case you probably want...
by milhouse
Thu May 17, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: OpenElec + External HDD
Replies: 22
Views: 52213

Re: OpenElec + External HDD

I haven't used the OpenElec version yet, does it auto boot into XBMC or do you load it from the bash prompt? If the later than make sure to mount the drive prior to loading it, if the former... try searching on their forums to see if anyone else has this issue? :?: It autoboots - it's like the "app...
by milhouse
Thu May 17, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: OpenElec + External HDD
Replies: 22
Views: 52213

Re: OpenElec + External HDD

I've got OpenELEC r10977 booting from SD card and mounting /storage from a USB memory stick, this is my cmdline.txt: boot=/dev/mmcblk0p1 disk=/dev/sda1 ssh quiet On the SD card I have the usual binaries - bootcode.bin, loader.bin, start.elf, kernel.img and SYSTEM along with cmdline.txt. My USB memor...
by milhouse
Thu May 17, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 376236

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

So even though there is now a default advancedsettings.xml file, I'm not sure if it'll overwrite an existing one on upgrade to the newer firmware. haven't tried it yet but stands to reason that it won't. I would imagine (hope) that it will only create the default advancedsettings.xml on a fresh ins...
by milhouse
Thu May 17, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 376236

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

funnel wrote:Same here kernel size 3.5mb an doesn't boot. 11019
It looks like they've just added support for XZ compressed kernels (commit history)- I guess it's not quite working as expected. Seems a rather unnecessary change/saving...
by milhouse
Thu May 17, 2012 6:00 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 376236

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

Just to rule out problems with my own builds and/or hardware, is anyone else getting OMX errors in their xbmb.log? It seems to be related to the display of cover art/box art/fan art (ie. images), more often than not I get black spaces where there should be the thumbnails for movies and any associate...
by milhouse
Wed May 16, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card Benchmarks
Replies: 301
Views: 295941

Re: SD Card Benchmarks

Transcend 4GB Class 10 : ----------------------------------------------------------------------- CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1 x64 (C) 2007-2010 hiyohiyo Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------- * MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 ...
by milhouse
Wed May 16, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 376236

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

OrbDemon wrote: Any pointers? Either for resolution and continuation of the build or for the pre-built cheat above? It's certainly a good learning exercise - I knew almost nothing about this stuff. :?
Did you have a second ext4 partition on your Debian SD card?
by milhouse
Tue May 15, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: overclocking
Replies: 92
Views: 18683

Re: overclocking

You can overclock GPU with gpu_freq= as described in config.txt thread. I've had no success with that "global" GPU setting - the Pi would fail to display a GUI but I have been able to overclock the GPU modules individually using core_freq and h264_freq, leaving the rest of the GPU at default althou...
by milhouse
Tue May 15, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Temp Sensitive Boot Problem
Replies: 45
Views: 14818

Re: Temp Sensitive Boot Problem

I suppose you could try underclocking the CPU it to see if that improves stability - if it becomes more stable it might suggest a duff SoC assuming you have good power (you can measure this between TP1 and TP2 with a multimeter).
by milhouse
Tue May 15, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: overclocking
Replies: 92
Views: 18683

Re: overclocking

Yes, the Raspi has a warranty. However it is voided if you overclock (and if it is overclocked a OTP is set so we WILL KNOW!). That said, you shoudl be able to get 900-1Ghz reliably, but chip life will be reduced. You shouldn't need extra cooling. It is possible to overclock the GPU, but it's gener...
by milhouse
Tue May 15, 2012 2:10 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 376236

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

Hansel wrote: Any idea what's going on with the build issues? Problem at my end or in the repo?
r10977 just built cleanly for me.
by milhouse
Tue May 15, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC + XBMC on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 30
Views: 37044

Re: OpenELEC + XBMC on Raspberry Pi

gruffman wrote:Anyone having a finished build (.img) for this? I have a slow cpu so don't want to build it my self.
And also, the latest version lacks information in the INTALL file.

/Kind Regards
Have a look in this (<=link) thread.
by milhouse
Mon May 14, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 376236

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

Anyone else struggling with overscan and/or underscan issues? Do you have fix or workaround? I'm connected via HDMI to a 42" TV, running at 1980x1280 at 60Hz. The calibration tool in system settings seems to produce exactly the effect described above. Not personally (LG IPS225V monitor works fine a...
by milhouse
Mon May 14, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 376236

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

Edit: It seems to settle down after about 5-10 minutes of grinding away... something at startup is hammering the CPU though, I'm guessing it's associated with the database now being populated (and this is the same version of OpenELEC that created it, r10950). Does it do this for ten minutes after e...

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