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

Thu May 10, 2012 7:44 pm

iDunc

you need to extract the image onto the card not put the actual image on the card for windows the program is called Win32DiskImager not sure what the osx version would be

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

Thu May 10, 2012 7:58 pm

Simon H said:


kernel and system are the openelec system, start.elf and the rest are the RPi bootloader or bios if you like and are maintained by the foundation.


Hi Simon,

Tried to update to 10902 with the /update folder way, copying the kernel, kernel.md5, system, system.md5 files to it & rebooting.

Now I get this:

OpenELEC - Version: devel-20120510071814-r10902

11030209: vchiq_lib: Very incompatible VCHIQ library - cannot retrieve driver version

11772099: vchiq_lib: Very incompatible VCHIQ library - cannot retrieve driver version

VCHI initialization failed

Any idea what may be wrong?

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

Thu May 10, 2012 8:01 pm

well its regonising the remote~:

root ~ # lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9512 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 045e:0284 Microsoft Corp. Xbox DVD Playback Kit

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

Thu May 10, 2012 8:01 pm

the_dvd_guru said:


iDunc

you need to extract the image onto the card not put the actual image on the card for windows the program is called Win32DiskImager not sure what the osx version would be



If you don't find a program, you could always use DD.  I've only ever used it under Windows, but looks like you do get it for the Mac too, as long as you know the full path to your image and the physical path to your SD card:

http://wiki.geteasypeasy.com/H....._dd_on_osx

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

Thu May 10, 2012 8:04 pm

iDunc:


I think Mac should have the 'dd' tool.  Looks like there's even a little GUI for it:

http://www.gingerbeardman.com/dd-gui/

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

Thu May 10, 2012 8:06 pm

piprog said:


Simon H said:


kernel and system are the openelec system, start.elf and the rest are the RPi bootloader or bios if you like and are maintained by the foundation.


Hi Simon,

Tried to update to 10902 with the /update folder way, copying the kernel, kernel.md5, system, system.md5 files to it & rebooting.

Now I get this:

OpenELEC - Version: devel-20120510071814-r10902

11030209: vchiq_lib: Very incompatible VCHIQ library - cannot retrieve driver version

11772099: vchiq_lib: Very incompatible VCHIQ library - cannot retrieve driver version

VCHI initialization failed

Any idea what may be wrong?



What version were you updating from? Had you updated any other files?

I updated mine from 10888 to 10912 this evening without any problem.

Sorry I don't know what vchiq_lib is but if you are upgrading from a early version I would make sure you have the latestbootcode.bin, loader.bin and start.elf from

https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware ... aster/boot

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

Thu May 10, 2012 8:10 pm

Simon H said:


What version were you updating from? Had you updated any other files?

I updated mine from 10888 to 10912 this evening without any problem.

Sorry I don't know what vchiq_lib is but if you are upgrading from a early version I would make sure you have the latestbootcode.bin, loader.bin and start.elf from

https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware ... aster/boot


I'm updating from 10710 (around April 26, so an ancient release:)). Can I put these files into the /update folder as well, or shall I do something else to update?

Thx, pi

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

Thu May 10, 2012 8:11 pm

the_dvd_guru said:


well its regonising the remote~:

root ~ # lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9512 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 045e:0284 Microsoft Corp. Xbox DVD Playback Kit


Yes I had that without any modification, just means the driver for that chipset is in the linux kernel I think. I am guessing lirc is the interface to the driver.

Sorry alot of guessing tonight, reaching my bounds of my linux knowledge.

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

Thu May 10, 2012 8:13 pm

i will keep working on it and its good sign that he driver for this is within the kernel- i can work with that.

will keep you all posted on development progress...........

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

Thu May 10, 2012 8:15 pm

piprog said:


Simon H said:


What version were you updating from? Had you updated any other files?

I updated mine from 10888 to 10912 this evening without any problem.

Sorry I don't know what vchiq_lib is but if you are upgrading from a early version I would make sure you have the latestbootcode.bin, loader.bin and start.elf from

https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware ... aster/boot


I'm updating from 10710 (around April 26, so an ancient release:)). Can I put these files into the /update folder as well, or shall I do something else to update?

Thx, pi



No they have to be put on the fat32 partition of your Sd card directly, it is visible as a drive in windows when you have you card in your card reader.

Changes for Openelec and the RPi code have been fast and furious lately so 2 weeks is an age The update folder is good for a few days, Stephan normally posts if a start.elf etc update is needed.

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

Thu May 10, 2012 8:21 pm

Please could some one post an image of 10912 or later so I can have a look.

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

Thu May 10, 2012 8:28 pm

I should have pointed out that you should be using "arm128_start.elf" from the raspberrypi git and renaming it to start.elf. This gives 128/128mb split between the GPU and CPU which Openelec recommends.

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

Thu May 10, 2012 8:41 pm

mactalla said:


iDunc:


I think Mac should have the 'dd' tool.  Looks like there's even a little GUI for it:

http://www.gingerbeardman.com/dd-gui/


Yep i've been using command line to dd to the .img to the card but my original question was how do I dd - not a image file - but the files inside the folder OpenELEC-RPi.arm-devel-20120510071814-r10902 from a few pages ago???

Thanks

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

Thu May 10, 2012 8:50 pm

Simon H said:




I'm updating from 10710 (around April 26, so an ancient release:)). Can I put these files into the /update folder as well, or shall I do something else to update?

Thx, pi


No they have to be put on the fat32 partition of your Sd card directly, it is visible as a drive in windows when you have you card in your card reader.

Changes for Openelec and the RPi code have been fast and furious lately so 2 weeks is an age The update folder is good for a few days, Stephan normally posts if a start.elf etc update is needed.


Unfortunately my Windows (XP & W7) and Mac systems don't see the fat32 partition, so now I'm ready to re-imag(in)e the SD card. Is there a frersh image somewhere around (like the 10888)? Or do I have to start from 10710 again with more granular steps?

Thanks, Simon for your help so far!

Cheers /pi

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

Thu May 10, 2012 9:05 pm

10870 is on page 23 near the bottom.
That should be ok then just update it via the update share.

Windows you might have to assign a drive letter to it in disk management for it to appear cant give you steps as not in front of pc at the moment.

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

Thu May 10, 2012 9:12 pm

So went home to check something on OpenELEC and since putting the r10902 kernel on, my IR remote stopped working.  It also didn't work on r10710.  However, I've had success last night with the r10870 kernel.  So for now, reverting back to r10870.

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

Thu May 10, 2012 9:28 pm

So tonight"s testing has shown 10902 to be very stable playing files locally or from a nfs share. Will lockup every time I try a smb share from win 7 though.

Stable running that aside though. Can"t test again till Monday but I will help more then.

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

Thu May 10, 2012 9:35 pm

I'm currently running 10899 with the latest (as of about 22:00 this evening) bootcode.bin, loader.bin and arm128_start.elf.

I was previously running 10855 (original .img file written to card as base), then upgraded to 10870, then 10888 (but with 10855 boot files).

The issue I'm having is that when using the menu I'm getting no more than a few button presses before XBMC gives me a black screen and restarts (just the GUI restarts, in a few seconds, not a reboot).

This is occurring on all of the above builds, and also occurs when I use the web interface too

I'm pointing to a mysql library as opposed to a local one, but it often doesn't get that far in the menus so it's probably not that.

I've tried a couple of different power supplies, including a new iPad one which is 2.1 Amps, so don't believe it's power related either.

Anyone got any thoughts or suggestions?

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

Thu May 10, 2012 10:19 pm

iDunc said:


Yep i've been using command line to dd to the .img to the card but my original question was how do I dd - not a image file - but the files inside the folder OpenELEC-RPi.arm-devel-20120510071814-r10902 from a few pages ago???

Thanks


Ok, if I'm understanding you correctly, you've used dd to image an SD card.  So now you have an SD card with the correct partitions and some files on the first partition.  Now you want to extract certain files from a different .img file and put them on your SD card that was imaged with a previous .img.  Is this correct?

Once you've imaged the card you can manipulate it the way you would a USB drive or any other flash card.  'cp' 'mv' or drag'n'drop would all do the trick.

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

Thu May 10, 2012 11:42 pm

sraue said:


sraue said:


frying_fish said:


The 10902 release you gave out (which I grabbed and seems to be running fine), is that running the latest files from the raspberry pi github?  If not I can grab the latest myself and try them, but I thought they were synced up into the openelec git as well.


after this i dont have made changes for RPi, and it contains the latest XBMC, kernel changes and bootloader files from raspberrypi's github


oh… OpenELEC actually *dont* upgrade the bootloader files (start.elf, bootcode.bin, loader.bin) byself… only SYSTEM and kernel.img. so you must update them byself if there are new versions, at least until i have found a good solution to upgrade them within the update process.


Oh right.   We really do need a FAQ put together for all this stuff

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

Fri May 11, 2012 1:27 am

Does anyone have an IR Receiver working on anything newer than r10870?  I've tried r10902, r10912, r10918 with no luck.  The device gets detected in dmesg however, nothing shows up in /proc/bug/input/devices.

Maybe there is a compile flag I'm missing or something?  Anyone know?

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

Fri May 11, 2012 1:52 am

Running r10912 here on a 2GB SanDisk uSD (finally!) and a 2A TouchPad PSU.

First impressions: slow and freeze-prone. Boot up time after initial boot up is quick enough though - maybe 30 sec. Logo is scrambled up on boot. Settings so far have not persisted between shutdowns - and by shutdowns I mean 'clicking the shutdown button via the gui and then unplugging', not just pulling the plug, period.

Trying to access smb made it freeze twice…this time, I managed to complete the SMB folder add thing and now it's hanging on getting TV metadata (which I expected…I'm gonna leave it on and see if it ever becomes responsive again). Thankfully, works with my Lenovo N5901 KB/trackball combo. Does not work with my Adesso USB to PS2 converter dongle – causes xbmc to hang with the mouse in the corner; it works fine during initial boot though.

Advice anyone? Looks like some people have had success with slightly older builds, compiling the rpi kernel manually (as per here?: http://elinux.org/RPi_Kernel_Compilation), or getting an older version of the kernel whilst using newer builds.


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

Fri May 11, 2012 2:21 am

Hansel said:


10918


Downloading now…saves me some time compiling. Any changes stability wise? I"m pulling the plug now.

EDIT: looks like I misread the folder I compiled earlier today; I already tried 10918, not 10912. Dang.

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

Fri May 11, 2012 2:49 am

Just noticed this – it looks like there's some issue with the swapfile? The complaint appears for a second during boot. I also removed the 'debugging' switch from cmdline.txt, but that doesn't seem to have changed anything. Happily, it seems like some of my system settings (timezone, screensaver off &c) actually saved correctly

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