@Syde, @Greg117: i have done some changes in the kernel config yesterday, because the configs from before was unstable here for me. r10899 and later works *here* very good and stable for me. No lockups and bad dmesg output for the whole day… to be sure your issues are no buildproblems or other issues can you please test with this build done from me:
h t t p : / /sources.openelec.tv/tmp/image/openelec-rpi/OpenELEC-RPi.arm-devel-20120510071814-r10902.tar.bz2
please report back how it works (please no bugreports about known issues, this build is only to test the kernel stability)
thanks much, Stephan
I've deployed your 10710 a couple of days ago and it is running quite fine — superb work, thx! OTOH I"d love to deploy the new 10902, but would be nice to preserve the settings I"ve already made. Right now will just simply copy"n"merge the config files, but is there a better way of upgrading than always "re-flashing" the thing?
Also, would be nice to have instructions how to resize the /storage disk "easily" (mine is a 4GB one), or for the rookies to have an appropriate image to download (2/4/8/16/32GB) — which is probably an overkill of work right now, I think. Or probably an automated process in the image doing the resize the first time.
Other than that, I had problem with the sound output (Pana *G20 Plasma), but I think that is under control now after tweaking the settings. A still open issue is that some YouTube vids play very bad (choppy, like 1/4 fps, sound broken, etc.), and they are not really some super high-res ones. And there are some 720p ones that play like a marvel…
A general issue is the 100% CPU hog of the UI — do you think that a GPU acceleration may help here? Are the OpenELEC people looking into this? Overall, RPi with OpenELEC is a very good experience, if the UI speed could be improved, it would be absolutely production quality quite soon. Would be a great promotion for both…
One more thing…
There was a blackout for several hours here last night, and when the Pi came back, the video calibration was off. Is this OK? Isn"t it persisted on the SD Card? Or probably it is when the sys is properly shut down?
Please keep up the great work!