WacoJohn
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Pidora?? Don't think so. SOLVED

Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:26 pm

:cry: I put NOOB on my SD card for my Pi model b. I chose Pidora for the OS. Appears to be a big mistake. YUM EXT does not work ...so I cannot update OR install software ... something about repositories off line. I am not a command line whiz. There is no apparent utility for s/w installation/uninstallation or updating. I am told there have been no updates in months ... and if there aren't any, I don't think YUM EXT would error:
Error in repository setup

failure: repodata/repomd.xml from pidora-updates: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
http://pidora.proximity.on.ca/pidora/up ... repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 403 - Forbidden : http://pidora.proximity.on.ca/pidora/up ... repomd.xml
http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/pidora ... repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404 - Not Found : http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/pidora ... repomd.xml

You can try starting 'yumex -n' from a command line
and deselecting the repositories causing problems
and try again.
I asked for help a few days ago ... but I really feel I am not going to get help .. (a strong feeling) on that thread. Besides, for an OS to be releasd, installed, and the first thing one tries with it doesn't work ... that is pretty bewildering. I have spent many hours over the YUM problem .. only to find out the problem is (evidently) at the repository end. I really don't know how to correct that problem ... it's a bit out of my reach.

So, if anyone has constructive input, I would very much appreciate hearing it. I am pretty much at the end of this rope. Maybe Archlinux would have been a better choice .... but how would I have known? One expects an OS to work ... no doubt. I tried Raspbian first ... and it pretty much ran fine .. but I could not get any help with an HDMI sound problem with it. That post has been up for over a week ... no replies yet.
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Re: Pidora?? Don't think so.

Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:15 am

If you haven't already done so, have a read, especially the later posts, at http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 51&t=47726.

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Re: Pidora?? Don't think so.

Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:24 am

Yeah, the answers are out there - but not generally from Seneca.

I can't help wondering if the Open Source Technology For Emerging Platforms money would be better spent on proper engineers and technicians, rather than chin-stroking slackers who do nothing but have meetings about meetings and upload untested software without proper documentation and product support.

It seems that right now they can't even keep their own website up.

WacoJohn
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Re: Pidora?? Don't think so.

Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:08 am

Yes I saw that thread re: repository availability. I think the best thing for me is to dump Pidora and try Arch or go back to Raspbian. Kinda disgusting ... actually. And this attitude that it is a $35 computer .. designed for poor children in 3rd world countries, totally misses the point ... totally.

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Re: Pidora?? Don't think so.

Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:00 am

Raspbian is by far the best supported, most comprehensive distro available. You are much more likely to find a solution to your HDMI problem with that than any of the others. Trying bumping the thread with the HDMI sound question in it and post a link to it here so I can take a look.
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Re: Pidora?? Don't think so.

Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:13 am

Isn't it something as simple as forgetting sudo?

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Re: Pidora?? Don't think so.

Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:44 pm

jamesh wrote:Raspbian is by far the best supported, most comprehensive distro available. You are much more likely to find a solution to your HDMI problem with that than any of the others.
Thank you, Jamesh. That is most kind of you. I have not yet (re)installed Raspbian, but intend to later today.
Trying bumping the thread with the HDMI sound question in it and post a link to it here so I can take a look.
Actually, it is not its own thread .. it is a reply to:

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 28&t=29310

and here is the content:
by WacoJohn » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:18 pm
Running Raspbian Wheezy on a model B. Only get sound from headset plugged into the Pi jack .. not from LG display which is HDMI connected.

I have found SEVERAL 'instructions' for this scenario ... but none of them worked. Following step-by-step always ends up in some kind of error. I guess I need some hand holding or something because the instructions do not add up ... at least not the ones I have found.
Let me know of you prefer I start my OWN thread ... and where to start it .. and I will do that and let you know.

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Re: Pidora?? Don't think so.

Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:41 pm

What steps have you already tried?
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Re: Pidora?? Don't think so.

Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:27 pm

jamesh wrote:What steps have you already tried?

Well ... hard to recall so long after the fact. I do remember that everything I did try erred at one point or another. Let's see:

http://elinux.org/RPi_config.txt

and of course where I found the link above:

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... =26&t=5851

http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting wherever I thought I might find a solution.

but I have NOT tried this (just now found it)"

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=5062

Let me replace Pidora with Raspbian ... and try the above and then get back to you.

EDIT: Have Raspb. installed but this Raspbian (NOOBS) configuration does not behave as the original. Never got to select a keyboard. Never got to select a time zone. That menu never presented.

I am in it now .... but the time is off and my keyboard is not mapped right. I have just posted a thread for help. When I get it, I will come back here. Thanks.

EDIT: The solution was in that last link ...
Try hdmi_drive=2 in config.txt to force HDMI mode.
Thank you .. immensely for your help. This day has ended well.

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