Sadly, this seems the case. I'm very surprised that an X server built over OpenGL ES isn't already a solved problem. I guess up until now there has been very little need for desktop X on such devices. This is a great opportunity for some enterprising individual to make themselves a hero to a lot of Raspberry Pi users.KeithSloan wrote:yes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xgl makes interesting but despondent reading, but I expect making an X Server that uses OpenGL is a lot of work and will be a lot more hard work than just porting some existing effort. Personally I don't think its likely we will see any solution for the Pi in the short to medium term.
I've not yet tried Raspbian but I think this may have been mentioned in this thread. Try changing the vm.min_free_kbytes = 8192 in /etc/sysctl.confJamesA wrote:Left it for about half an hour, and then had to kill the power as nothing was responding. It looked like loads of lines saying something like 'Function entered at [<c0as>] from [<c00249>]' but very hard to see, even after taking pictures with my phone!
Keep up the good work though, very promising!
Adding vm.min_free_kbytes = 8192 in /etc/sysctl.conf indeed fixed the thing! Thanks!shalo wrote: I've not yet tried Raspbian but I think this may have been mentioned in this thread. Try changing the vm.min_free_kbytes = 8192 in /etc/sysctl.conf
I've had to go higher than this figure to get rid of these when downloading from multiple threads on a news server with the standard debian image on my pi.
Yeah, I realized the same thing as I tried to link up with Eben and Liz via PMs and Tweets - it took about two hours and I only accidentally ran into Eben on my way back to where they had been earlier in the afternoon. There had to be upwards of 30,000 people crammed together, and they all seemed to always be right next to me. The scarcity of Pi boards meant that there was no real way to host a dedicated area to show them off. Of course, by next year there will be enough Pi systems for everyone at the Faire to have one and, as Eben, Liz, and I agreed, that will be a very happy situation to be in at that point. I guess this year is for coordination of strategy and aligning development efforts, and we can do that on-line, for now.mpthompson wrote:Well, the Maker Fair was a bust for me as far as meeting the folk from Raspberry Pi. My son had a playoff baseball game today and we weren't able to get to the Maker Faire until a few hours after it opened. The result is I missed Eben's talk. No problem I thought, I'll go find out where they are hanging out at the faire. Wrong...
Thanks for the report back. I'm glad to hear it at least running stable enough to use.hexelpdkk wrote:On the positive side, it seems much more stable - it was crashing on the forum previously, and I can now post using it (presuming this post appears). Also, first impressions are that it isn't using 100% cpu all the time like it did in the last official debian image I tried. It seems slightly quicker to start than iceweasel, and sites like bbc.co.uk and guardian.co.uk are displaying without problems.
On the negative side, the sunspider benchmark doesn't run, which is working in iceweasel.
I appreciate your enthusiasm to help. I made a list of things that could be done a few days ago earlier in this thread:marsman2020 wrote:How can I assist in this development effort?
Since I have a Pi in-hand, it might make sense for me to look at the installer stuff. I have no experience with the traditional Debian installer, so it will take some research on my end.mpthompson wrote:I appreciate your enthusiasm to help. I made a list of things that could be done a few days ago earlier in this thread:marsman2020 wrote:How can I assist in this development effort?
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