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by Spider.007
Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Tip: Swap over nfs
Replies: 4
Views: 8915

Re: Tip: Swap over nfs

It's very difficult to predict the performance for a setup of swap over NFS. I have a properly wired GBit network with a fast file-server on the other end, but in my experience Homeplug networks rarely offer the performance they promise. On the other hand, the sd-card is so slow that even ~ 40 MBit ...
by Spider.007
Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Broken a piece of my Pi
Replies: 8
Views: 2044

Re: Broken a piece of my Pi

Hehe, yeah I know it was primarily my fault, thanks for the explanation. I guess I have to take my chances with a soldering iron ;)
by Spider.007
Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Tip: Swap over nfs
Replies: 4
Views: 8915

Tip: Swap over nfs

I needed some extra memory to compile xbmc, and since the sd-card is slower than my nfs-mount, I wanted to try and get a swapfile setup over nfs. It didn't work without some tweaking (you need to setup a loop device as wrapper for it to work), so for anyone interested I'll post the commands here: # ...
by Spider.007
Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Broken a piece of my Pi
Replies: 8
Views: 2044

Re: Broken a piece of my Pi

I also broke capacitor C6 off, but IMO it wasn't properly attached. Shouldn't the pins be 'in' the board and then soldered, instead of just being glued on there (using solder, but still)?
by Spider.007
Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 'Debug'? colored screen on start, no boot [Solved]
Replies: 13
Views: 39333

Re: 'Debug'? colored screen on start, no boot [Solved]

well, actually my kernel.img was just gone, so I had to find another one (the _debug version worked, but somehow didn't give me a working console long enough to fix the problem).
by Spider.007
Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 'Debug'? colored screen on start, no boot [Solved]
Replies: 13
Views: 39333

Re: 'Debug'? colored screen on start, no boot

I don't mind, I was thinking of asking for it since it might help other people being in a FAQ!
by Spider.007
Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 'Debug'? colored screen on start, no boot [Solved]
Replies: 13
Views: 39333

Re: 'Debug'? colored screen on start, no boot

ianjcraven wrote:You've overclocked the frequency of your Pi to 900mhz if I read your config.txt correctly.

I'm surprised it boots at all :)
You shouldn't, it works fine!
by Spider.007
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 'Debug'? colored screen on start, no boot [Solved]
Replies: 13
Views: 39333

Re: 'Debug'? colored screen on start, no boot

Yep, you are absolutely correct! The kernel.img is indeed corrupt, I will replace it with an old version, so I can boot again, and upgrade to the latest img

Thanks!
by Spider.007
Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 'Debug'? colored screen on start, no boot [Solved]
Replies: 13
Views: 39333

'Debug'? colored screen on start, no boot [Solved]

I was upgrading my Archlinux system on RPi, while watching a movie, while running atop to monitor progress. At the last package (xorg-server), the RPi hang. After rebooting it, I get some sort of debug-screen on my monitor, but the RPi doesn't boot any further. Obviously I can re-install the sd-card...
by Spider.007
Wed May 30, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Setting up PHP on your Raspberry Pi!
Replies: 2
Views: 4649

Re: Setting up PHP on your Raspberry Pi!

These tutorials make me interested. Why do people post tutorials that cover general Linux topics and call them RPi specific? What is the difference between installing PHP on any other device and the RPi?
by Spider.007
Wed May 30, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can't see links
Replies: 19
Views: 4670

Re: Can't see links

This is exactly the reason I switched back to the default style :)
by Spider.007
Tue May 29, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can I SSH into the device without any initial setup?
Replies: 19
Views: 8222

Re: Can I SSH into the device without any initial setup?

I would very much like to try to connect to my Arch Pi via ssh. How easy it is to log in via ssh? Do I need ip address of Pi? Then I can get a small server running on it in no time If you just tried instead of posting here you would already have it running. And ofcourse you need an IP, where would ...
by Spider.007
Mon May 28, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can Raspberry Pi Run VMWare WorkStation .. Or VMWare Player
Replies: 16
Views: 29799

Re: Can Raspberry Pi Run VMWare WorkStation .. Or VMWare Pla

You seriously want to run VMware on a RPI with a 700MHz processor and 256 MiB shared with the GPU?
by Spider.007
Mon May 28, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: bonnie++: SD-card / USB-stick / NFS comparison
Replies: 16
Views: 17351

Re: bonnie++: SD-card / USB-stick / NFS comparison

@ Morgaine, thanks! I'll see if I can keep my data up-to-date, and maybe test new firmware too
jimbox51 wrote:For the NFS tests what were your wsize and rsize values for the nfs mount?
I didn't change the defaults; and (looking at another nfs-client) I think the default is 1048576 for both r&w
by Spider.007
Fri May 25, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: omxplayer - GPU enabled video player
Replies: 171
Views: 184448

Re: omxplayer - GPU enabled video player

what are the contents of the generated logfile? It's generated in the directory you play movies from and is called omxplayer.log
by Spider.007
Fri May 25, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: Arch
Topic: Xorg, configuring bpp (defaults to 16)
Replies: 10
Views: 8831

Re: Xorg, configuring bpp (defaults to 16)

I am pretty sure that those problems are not related to the RPi booting in 16 bpp :)
by Spider.007
Wed May 23, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Error trying to load module
Replies: 1
Views: 1765

Re: Error trying to load module

It was built for another kernel. You can try modprobe --force-vermagic
by Spider.007
Wed May 23, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Installing webserver Apache
Replies: 12
Views: 2363

Re: Installing webserver Apache

I am pretty sure crossposting is not really a good idea. Also, this seems rather spammy :)
by Spider.007
Wed May 23, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Arch
Topic: X didn't want to quit?
Replies: 3
Views: 1706

Re: X didn't want to quit?

Did you have a look at /var/log/Xorg.0.log? Also, if I were you I would login over SSH and monitor the file from there to see what is being appended to it. As a last resort you might try to strace the running xorg instance to see what it's doing
by Spider.007
Wed May 23, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: HDMI Ethernet Channel - Would it work?
Replies: 14
Views: 25580

HDMI Ethernet Channel - Would it work?

I am not too familiar with Ethernet over HDMI, since I don't own any devices that support it, but I was wondering; would it be possible (in the future) to use this feature on the RPi? Is there anything physically allowing or preventing usage of this?

More information on HDMI Ethernet Channel
by Spider.007
Wed May 23, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: Arch
Topic: Xorg, configuring bpp (defaults to 16)
Replies: 10
Views: 8831

Re: Xorg, configuring bpp (defaults to 16)

The framebuffer on boot-up (which is what the console device is drawn on) is in 16-bit mode. X detects this and uses this mode. Even when changing the framebuffer mode to 24/32 bit for the console, I can't yet make X work on it. EDIT: on the fixes to-do list :) Yeah, I just noticed the same thing, ...
by Spider.007
Sun May 20, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: Arch
Topic: Missing packages
Replies: 5
Views: 2519

Re: Missing packages

I think a better place for this question would be the archlinux forums @ http://archlinuxarm.org/ since missing dependencies are never supposed to happen? What packages (specific) are you missing?
by Spider.007
Sun May 20, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The eternal question: When are things going to be normal?
Replies: 13
Views: 3189

Re: The eternal question: When are things going to be normal

jamesh wrote:I think at current (right now, it's considerably more than 40k/month) rates, the backlog should be cleared within 3-4 months.
So you are saying currently 100.000 units are produced every month? Or is the 350k (backlog) incorrect?
by Spider.007
Sun May 20, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Boot up time
Replies: 17
Views: 9637

Re: Boot up time

I don't think anyone has reported anything close to 20 MB/sec on a SD card when used in the R-Pi. It would be interesting to know what your actual R/W speeds are, if you'd care to post some benchmark results using dd or anything else. I agree, that's why I started this topic: bonnie++: SD-card / US...
by Spider.007
Sun May 20, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: Debian default partition
Replies: 2
Views: 1623

Re: Debian default partition

You are right. The first (no-name) is intended as /boot and contains a RPi specific firmware and kernel. Enlarging the swap also isn't very useful. Enlarging DISK1S2 is the way to go!

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