The imminent death of LXDE seems to be a frequent topic of discussion in these parts... LXDE has not been "phased out" - it is still included as an updated package in the testing branch (Stretch) of Debian, and the unstable branch (Sid). While it is not under active development, that doesn't mean it is dead - it just means people have stopped changing it. I've spent two years making it work more consistently, fixing bugs and improving its visual appearance - we will be sticking with it for the foreseeable future, because it works. The latest new shiny thing is all very well, but it invariably brings with it a new set of bugs to fix - there is a lot to be said for mature, stable code.Mansome wrote:How is the performance on this? I have been constantly tweaking the Pi to get more speed out of it without having to overclock. My main concern with this is how Kodi runs and possibly retropie. In the past I have used jessie lite and manually install LXDE but I hear its phased out. I am hoping Pixel is the alternative. So I guess my question is how do I go from a jessie lite to pixel without all the extra bloat but just the eye candy part. I dont need all those extra apps that serve no purpose.
mikerr wrote:Good to finally to move to a more standard browser with chromium. Long overdue.
Epiphany was increasingly old and buggy - replacing it was always my first job on install...
All nice pretty changes, good for a desktop - but not sure on removing "cryptic boot messages"
- they are a standard part of linux and raspberry pi is supposed to be educating users, not hiding details - that is the way of apple .
Mostly a great update !
If you are using the experimental graphic driver, turn it off , they are incompatible at the moment.msperl wrote:After upgrading to Pixel on my rpi3 (with all the steps as per the announcement - dist_upgrade and install chromium-mods) starting chromium results in the window staying blank and it does not redraw and chromium consumes 40% CPU.
If I start chromium from the command line I get the following messages repeatedly:
[4040:4040:0930/101412:ERROR:gles2_cmd_decoder.cc(4422)] GLES2DecoderImpl: Context lost because context no longer current after resize callback.
[4040:4040:0930/101412:ERROR:gles2_cmd_decoder.cc(4548)] Error: 5 for Command kResizeCHROMIUM
[4040:4040:0930/101412:ERROR:gles2_cmd_decoder.cc(4548)] Error: 4 for Command kGenTexturesImmediate
I have justed used the default raspbian image and nothing more and then updated it as per documentation!jamesh wrote: If you are using the experimental graphic driver, turn it off , they are incompatible at the moment.
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[email protected]:~ $ grep -v "#" /boot/config.txt | sort | uniq dtparam=audio=on hdmi_force_hotplug=1 hdmi_group=1 hdmi_mode=16
All the overclock modes we support are accessible via the command-line raspi-config tool or on the Performance tab of the GUI Raspberry Pi Configuration application.lumsdot wrote:Its nice, well done, chromium rules, youtube works well.
what would be a good additon would be a simple overclock app,
so you could overclock pi 3 and class 10sd cards.
Zip files have a file size limit of 4,294,967,295 bytes, which is a little under the size of the image. Zip64 is an extension to the original zip format which overcomes some of its limitations. Although zip64 has been around for 15 years and widely supported for about 8 years, windows and macos don't support it in their built-in tools.neemo wrote:Thanks @mikerr. I used 7-zip and was able to extract my files (after re-downloading raspbian for the 3rd time!).
@mansome thanks for the feedback. I tried with NOOBS as well had same issue. Not sure why download was so buggy, but after trying again and using 7-zip it worked. Strange!
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brew install p7zip 7z x 2016-09-23-raspbian-jessie.zip
Note: it turns out that chromium is incompatible with libgl1-mesa-swx11, which - for some reason was installed on my system.msperl wrote:I have justed used the default raspbian image and nothing more and then updated it as per documentation!jamesh wrote: If you are using the experimental graphic driver, turn it off , they are incompatible at the moment.
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sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-glx
roloph wrote:I've got an issue since the Pixel upgrade that my menu/taskbar disappeared and is missing now even after rebooting.
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sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Isn't an intermittently flashing red light a symptom of insufficient power? Is your Pi running off a 2A PSU?MarkDH102 wrote:Ok, I've just done the update and dist-upgrade on a Pi3 (remotely using vnc)
The icons changed appearance, but the windows didn't get rounded edges.
I then did a sudo reboot and now I just have a intermittently (random) flashing red LED.
I get one single flash of the green LED very shortly after power up.
I did have the openGL driver installed.
Have I trashed everything?
Pity as I had a build of Stellarium running nicely on there.
My fault for not doing a backup.