gilius2k15
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Re: Bootable 64-bit Gentoo image for the RPi4 released (Xfce4 desktop)

Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:26 pm

Does 4K video work in H.265 or H.264 or any other formats? How about HDMI audio?

Mrsell
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Re: Bootable 64-bit Gentoo image for the RPi4 released (Xfce4 desktop)

Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:08 am

Thanks for this, unfortunately I am not able to connect to wifi altho I changed the region to us.

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sakaki
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Re: Bootable 64-bit Gentoo image for the RPi4 released (Xfce4 desktop)

Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:14 am

gilius2k15 wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:26 pm
Does 4K video work in H.265 or H.264 or any other formats? How about HDMI audio?
HDMI audio works reasonably well. H/W decode (via v4l2m2m) works for lower-res videos, but not sure it works on 4K yet. Something to look at next, once core functionality stabilized.
Best, sakaki

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Re: Bootable 64-bit Gentoo image for the RPi4 released (Xfce4 desktop)

Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:47 pm

Is there any steps I may have missed that the wifi doesn't work? I had no issue connecting via Debian 10, does anyone else have this issue?

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sakaki
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Re: Bootable 64-bit Gentoo image for the RPi4 released (Xfce4 desktop)

Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:18 pm

Mrsell wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:47 pm
Is there any steps I may have missed that the wifi doesn't work? I had no issue connecting via Debian 10, does anyone else have this issue?
Sorry to hear you are experiencing problems with this ><

There is a known issue with the version of the 64-bit kernel used on the image and WiFi - and also a fix available to the regulatory domain setup in the RPi config app.

As such, you can try updating these packages and then rebooting, to see if this improves things.

To do do, make sure you have at least wired connectivity and then open a console and:

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[email protected] ~ $ sudo emaint sync --repo genpi64
[email protected] ~ $ sudo emerge -v1u bcm2711-kernel-bis-bin pyconfig_gen

Let the emerge run to completion and then reboot.

Any better? PS Are you trying to connect to a regular or 5G band? In which country?

Edit: you stated it was US above, apologies.
Once the above update has been done, edit the file /etc/modprobe.d/rpi3-wifi-regdom.conf and make sure the setting there is also "US", matching that in /etc/conf.d/rpi3-wifi-regdom (i.e., make sure both files have "US", not "GB" - you will need to be root, or use sudo, to edit them). Then reboot.

Best, sakaki
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Mrsell
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Re: Bootable 64-bit Gentoo image for the RPi4 released (Xfce4 desktop)

Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:05 pm

Thank you so much for this, I will try these steps as soon as I get home, your assistance with this is most appreciated, thank you.

gilius2k15
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Re: Bootable 64-bit Gentoo image for the RPi4 released (Xfce4 desktop)

Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:24 pm

Looking very good so far... many thanks!

Mrsell
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Re: Bootable 64-bit Gentoo image for the RPi4 released (Xfce4 desktop)

Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:44 pm

Thanks again it works, I tested the wifi before editing of the 2 files I mentioned expecting it not to work untill I changed both to us but it worked, thanks again, everything up and running.

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sakaki
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Re: Bootable 64-bit Gentoo image for the RPi4 released (Xfce4 desktop)

Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:55 pm

Mrsell wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:44 pm
Thanks again it works, I tested the wifi before editing of the 2 files I mentioned expecting it not to work untill I changed both to us but it worked, thanks again, everything up and running.
Fantastic, thanks for testing this ^-^

I'll be releasing a v1.5.1 bugfix release shortly (hopefully in the next couple of days) including these new kernels (plus some other changes), and will also publish full instructions of how to upgrade from v1.5.0 -> v1.5.1 at that point.

Best, sakaki

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Re: Bootable 64-bit Gentoo image for the RPi4 released (Xfce4 desktop)

Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:01 am

Looking forward to your work!

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