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Re: Raspberry PI A Plus crashes on apt-get update

Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:22 pm

fruitoftheloom wrote:I was confused of the relevancy of cost of ZERO as well, the OP never mentioned the Zero !
I was looking at it from a wider context than "How can we help this one person".

A fix into the foundation image would have wider implications than just fixing the OP's issue. It would allow the cheapest kit to be used by anyone on any Pi without a functional Ethernet port. That may not be the best or the fastest option...but for many use cases that's not the critical factor.

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Re: Raspberry PI A Plus crashes on apt-get update

Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:29 pm

As of today, an update for the Pi's USB driver dwc_otg is available via sudo rpi-update which means it doesn't crash with the current upstream DM9601 driver.

So the £3, 3-port USB2.0 hub plus USB1.1 Ethernet is usable on the Pi.

Flywheel
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Re: Raspberry PI A Plus crashes on apt-get update

Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:33 pm

Great news, thanks.

I did the whole patch and recompile kernel thing, this new image is better or the same as the double buffer patch?

Regards,

Flywheel

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Re: Raspberry PI A Plus crashes on apt-get update

Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:35 pm

In terms of the patch, it's the same - trim in both places.

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Re: Raspberry PI A Plus crashes on apt-get update

Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:39 pm

Try redownloading the os see if that helps or check your internet connection :!:

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Re: Raspberry PI A Plus crashes on apt-get update

Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:03 pm

Hi & welcome to the forums Spooky. But this was a long-identified issue with the DM9601 ethernet driver & the Pi's dwc_otg driver. No amount of re-downloading & re-imaging would have fixed it, unless it was with today's rpi updates.

With the fix the kernel log does fill with trim messages, & those will only go with improvements to the upstream DM9601 driver (or if you comment out the log line in dwc_otg ;)), but it's at last usable.

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Re: Raspberry PI A Plus crashes on apt-get update

Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:18 pm

Thank you so much for fixing the issue! I've only just got some time to try again, and can now use the device with my zero. It works!

Much appreciated.

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Re: Raspberry PI A Plus crashes on apt-get update

Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:19 am

Nay bother. I suggested another patch which stopped the kernel log spamming too.

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Re: Raspberry PI A Plus crashes on apt-get update

Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:10 am

I think it may have been taken up - I couldn't see anything in the logs I checked. I might have checked the wrong log though!


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