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by normalocity
Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi reliability numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Raspberry Pi reliability numbers

I was wondering if anyone is doing any kind of reliability numbers or analysis - that is - is there already a web site out there that publishes either lab tests or crowd-sourced reliability numbers for the pi, various power supplies, and/or SD card by brand & model? I realize most people are using t...
by normalocity
Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Boot from LAN
Replies: 9
Views: 23757

Re: Boot from LAN

Right, but in the scenario of the RPi (unless I'm mistaken) there's no chip that serves the purpose of the BIOS from your x86 example except the SD card. In a typical x86 motherboard there's a chip that stores the BIOS. In the case of the RPi the "firmware" and such is the closest thing to the BIOS ...
by normalocity
Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Can't exit emulation station/retro arch
Replies: 7
Views: 24358

Re: Can't exit emulation station/retro arch

Are you using a recent version of retroarch? If so you don't need to recompile to get this - it's a config option. For example, I have my setup configured where I'm playing NES games, my "Select" button is button #8, and my left-right axis on the D-pad is mapped to axis "0". So, the following two li...
by normalocity
Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Python-twisted and the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 0
Views: 1252

Python-twisted and the Raspberry Pi

I know someone who's been experimenting with writing twisted clients on Raspberry Pi, and we've been running into stability issues. Since I didn't write the code myself and don't know a ton about the project itself, I can't say that the stability issues aren't just bugs in the python code, but... .....
by normalocity
Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video
Replies: 49
Views: 9005

Re: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video

@kevkaos Hm, weird. My suggestion for now would be to try re-imaging your SD card to try again, and to check your power supply to make sure it's at least 1.0 Amps (1,000 milliamps) minimum. If you've got a power supply that's putting out <1 Amp you're going to run into all kinds of problems that ha...
by normalocity
Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:26 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video
Replies: 49
Views: 9005

Re: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video

I'm testing out the new build of retroarch on my own Raspberry Pi, and I can confirm that the config file option works great. It's broken in previous builds, but the next release will include it, and the special "exit the emulator" command will be Left+Select A combination I'm pretty sure doesn't ge...
by normalocity
Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video
Replies: 49
Views: 9005

Re: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video

Agreed - the config file level solution would be much more awesome.
by normalocity
Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video
Replies: 49
Views: 9005

Re: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video

The specific problem with this change is that Bionic Commando uses the simultaneous press of all four buttons to actually do something in-game. That function is actually pretty critical to playing the game, so putting this in will almost definitely break that game. Another combination (Select, Start...
by normalocity
Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video
Replies: 49
Views: 9005

Re: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video

@Davespice and @jlongstreet It is impossible (not to mention impractical) for us to predict the layout of every controller that people want to use. There's no industry standard for assigning button IDs, and it's not feasible for us to "detect" your controller and auto-map the buttons because that w...
by normalocity
Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video
Replies: 49
Views: 9005

Re: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video

Glad to hear your joypad is working! 800 Mhz overclock should be the default, if you installed via the pre-built image. If you installed via the script, it *should* have also set this, but there are a few bugs in our build script. If you want to "fix" the controls in the game list, exit the list of ...
by normalocity
Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video
Replies: 49
Views: 9005

Re: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video

Ooh, good luck with drivers on that one. Should work fine, but you never know. Some devices in the Sidewinder line had custom drivers, though this may have been primarily limited to the force-feedback types.

Thanks for trying out the project!
by normalocity
Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video
Replies: 49
Views: 9005

Re: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video

Glad you got it working. If you have any reports for us in terms of quality of emulation, check out the supported games list (which is really just a list of the experiences people have had with given ROMs): http://karmanebula.com/game-support/ The #1 thing people report as problematic are ROMs that ...
by normalocity
Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video
Replies: 49
Views: 9005

Re: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video

@mrfunk Do any of the following keys work? The ROM selection screen has its own set of key mappings that (for now) are separate from the actual emulation itself. This is because they are technically different programs that simply work together. Up - Scroll up Down - Scroll down Left - Last system (i...
by normalocity
Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video
Replies: 49
Views: 9005

Re: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video

@pyre

Hm, interesting. Thanks for trying it and posting the pic. I'll see if there's something I can do about it. It is strange to me that the ROM selection menu and the game seem to scan differently, but I can clearly see the issue in your screenshot so I'll see what I can do.
by normalocity
Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video
Replies: 49
Views: 9005

Re: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video

@iain1970 Does the D-pad work inside the menu at least? For example, without doing any configuration can you go up/down? Basically you need to find out if your gamepad works with Linux at all. If it doesn't and/or you don't have drivers for it, I can't guarantee it will work. In the next release of ...
by normalocity
Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video
Replies: 49
Views: 9005

Re: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video

@Woyote Regading the resets: First make sure you're not touching any conductive portions of the RPi when you insert a USB stick (e.g. the back of the ports, like I did, which caused my own RPi to reset). When I placed my fingers only around the edges of the board it was fine. Second, I use a 5v/2a p...
by normalocity
Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:58 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video
Replies: 49
Views: 9005

Re: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video

You can try adjusting the framebuffer width/height, or playing with the overscan and related settings. Ref: http://elinux.org/RPiconfig While glint-nes does not specify any particular resolutions settings (https://github.com/normalocity/glint-nes/blob/master/config/raspberry-pi-config.txt), and use ...
by normalocity
Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video
Replies: 49
Views: 9005

Re: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video

That happened to me once when I was inserting the USB and steadying the Pi by placing my finger on the back of the USB port. My guess (at least in my case) is that I was creating an electrical short. I was also using a USB stick that had an all-metal case, which I think added to the issue. Basically...
by normalocity
Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video
Replies: 49
Views: 9005

Re: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video

That should work - one of the project contributors is using an adapter for the original controllers.
by normalocity
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:46 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video
Replies: 49
Views: 9005

Re: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video

I haven't used that specific controller, but we do have a link to the "official" controller in the help topic below. There are also instructions on how to add support for any controller that works with Linux - it's basically just a config file, and a matter of mapping button #s to functions. Pretty ...
by normalocity
Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video
Replies: 49
Views: 9005

Re: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video

If the actual power to your keyboard is off (for example, pressing the CAPS Lock key doesn't turn your Caps Lock light on/off), then I'm not sure I can help you there. Check your power supply, and confirm that your keyboard works with the stock Raspbian image and let me know what happens. Also, make...
by normalocity
Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video
Replies: 49
Views: 9005

Re: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video

Do any of the following keys do anything (specifically, the F4 key)? Up - Scroll up Down - Scroll down Left - Last system (if it exists) Right - Next system (if it exists) Enter - Select Escape - Back out of a folder F1 - Open the restart/shutdown system menu F2 - Open the fast select dialog F4 - Cl...
by normalocity
Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video
Replies: 49
Views: 9005

Re: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video

You're welcome to fork the project on GitHub, which is the default way to collaborate. From there any changes you make can be put into a "Pull Request" to be reviewed before being merged into the main project. Within your forked repo you can do as you please without affecting releases, yet still com...
by normalocity
Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video
Replies: 49
Views: 9005

Re: glint-nes Jan. 2013 release - download and demo video

Thanks for the tip on the hotkeys. I think we misunderstood how they worked, so therefore we were using them incorrectly. I'll open a project issue to try this. As for adding the reboot/shutdown option, sure I can do that. I actually took them out, mostly because I didn't find them useful, but it sh...

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