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by RobHenry
Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspbian samba memory leak
Replies: 2
Views: 719

Re: Raspbian samba memory leak

This is unlikely to be a memory leak, which is a build up of orphaned memory not freed when it is no longer needed by the application that allocated it. Are you familiar with memory usage on Linux? Have a look at this page: http://www.linuxatemyram.com It may be normal for large chunks of memory to ...
by RobHenry
Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eric Anholt's GPU driver demos
Replies: 11
Views: 3282

Re: Eric Anholt's GPU driver demos

The last such major development with the pi i remember was the Hard float support on the kernel and boy did that speed up the pi1...! :ugeek: Out of interest - when was that? Can't really remember, i guess 2013-ish Prior to that the hard float feature just sat their doing nothing. The issu was that...
by RobHenry
Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eric Anholt's GPU driver demos
Replies: 11
Views: 3282

Re: Eric Anholt's GPU driver demos

ric96 wrote:
The last such major development with the pi i remember was the Hard float support on the kernel and boy did that speed up the pi1...! :ugeek:
Out of interest - when was that?
by RobHenry
Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: jessie won't boot when fstab entries not found
Replies: 20
Views: 51215

Re: jessie won't boot when fstab entries not found

I'm having the same problem, but I cant fix it... you said: "I had to pull the power and amend cmdline.txt to boot my back up copy of wheezy to get at the file system to fix the problem." any help??? That was specific to my set up. Unless you have a copy of the root filesystem available on another ...
by RobHenry
Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why didn't we go with Mali?
Replies: 157
Views: 25529

Re: Why didn't we go with Mali?

jamesh wrote:
ric96 wrote:Just wondering, what would it have cast the RPF to license a closed source vc4 driver from broadcom?
The Foundation has access to the GPU firmware, which they are constantly upgrading as necessary.
Do the RPF changes get pushed back to Broadcom or is the firmware now effectively forked?
by RobHenry
Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:45 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Is there a built-in firewall?
Replies: 7
Views: 54558

Re: Is there a built-in firewall?

A network port is only open if a software application opens it. There's nothing 'built-in' that will prevent a port from being opened and made available to anything that can address it.
by RobHenry
Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: CIFS Mounted drive becomes unresponsive
Replies: 10
Views: 1864

Re: CIFS Mounted drive becomes unresponsive

Does the windows machine go to sleep? It sounds as though the session is dropping and failing to reestablish itself, possibly after a network blip. The output from dmesg will probably show a thread repeatedly timing out.
by RobHenry
Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: CIFS Mounted drive becomes unresponsive
Replies: 10
Views: 1864

Re: CIFS Mounted drive becomes unresponsive

bicklp wrote:... so far no drops...
Have you disabled the cron job that you mention in the op? If not then you're not comparing like with like and may end up writing off the wireless connection unnecessarily.
by RobHenry
Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: CIFS Mounted drive becomes unresponsive
Replies: 10
Views: 1864

Re: CIFS Mounted drive becomes unresponsive

Use dmesg to list kernel messages and look in /var/log/sys log after the mount has become unresponsive - there may be some clues there.

Can you still ping the remote machine when the mount has stopped responding? This would rule network problems out (or in).
by RobHenry
Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: having trouble using the edimax wifi dongle to connect to pi
Replies: 12
Views: 2536

Re: having trouble using the edimax wifi dongle to connect t

It's not clear what your remaining problem is.

You say it works with the ethernet but not without. Since you are bridging the wireless connection to ethernet, how would you expect it to function without ethernet?

What error messages are you still receiving?
by RobHenry
Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Windows 10 for IoT
Topic: Multiple Operating Systems
Replies: 4
Views: 1045

Re: Multiple Operating Systems

Can you load more than one operating system on a Pi2? For example, Raspian and Windows IoT. If you can, how do you select the one you want to run? Thanks, Yes. A tool called berryboot does this. Don't know if it supports windows iot though. I believe noobs also let's you install two oses and choose...
by RobHenry
Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberrypi 2 specs
Replies: 4
Views: 852

Re: Raspberrypi 2 specs

There's a long discussion about 4k video here:
viewtopic.php?f=38&t=79330
by RobHenry
Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: SMTP email Errno 13 Permission denied
Replies: 3
Views: 1087

Re: SMTP email Errno 13 Permission denied

It's getting a permissions error when creating the interpreted byte code email.pyc - do you have permission to create a file in the directory you're using?
by RobHenry
Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: having trouble using the edimax wifi dongle to connect to pi
Replies: 12
Views: 2536

Re: having trouble using the edimax wifi dongle to connect t

It might be useful to post the issues that you are still seeing. What have you done to investigate any problems with the driver? Use command lsmod to see if the kernel has got the driver loaded. ifconfig and iwconfig could also be useful to show the current state of the wifi adaptor and network.
by RobHenry
Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: having trouble using the edimax wifi dongle to connect to pi
Replies: 12
Views: 2536

Re: having trouble using the edimax wifi dongle to connect t

You may have a conflicting dhcp server running. One of the commands you mention was diagnostic, not a fix. What was output after you entered: dpkg -l | grep dhcp ? That command is intended to find any installed packages with dhcp in the name, the other command is intended to disable the dhcp server.
by RobHenry
Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: having trouble using the edimax wifi dongle to connect to pi
Replies: 12
Views: 2536

Re: having trouble using the edimax wifi dongle to connect t

Just to be clear - are you trying to create a WiFi hotspot exactly as described in that tutorial? (It isn't clear from the subject or content of your post). The tutorial is more than two years old - that is an aeon in terms of development of the raspberry pi software and drivers so there may be a lo...
by RobHenry
Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:02 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Persistent Settings Partition seems corrupt.
Replies: 3
Views: 3518

Re: Persistent Settings Partition seems corrupt.

Try another sd card. Make sure it's a reputable brand from a reputable vendor.
by RobHenry
Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: size of used memory in root growing
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

Re: size of used memory in root growing

garfield wrote: how to use du etc better
try:

ncdu -x /

It gives a tree that you can navigate through sorted by directory size. You'll never go back to plain old du.

The -x switch excludes files on other devices (mounted usb drives etc.)

(you may need to apt-get install ncdu if you don't already have it)
by RobHenry
Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB Devices sometimes change path on reboot (/dev/ttyUSBX)
Replies: 4
Views: 1169

Re: USB Devices sometimes change path on reboot (/dev/ttyUSB

I'm not particularly familiar with it myself but I think you need to look at udev

You could start here:

https://wiki.debian.org/udev

Hope this helps
by RobHenry
Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: software not loading properly on first use
Replies: 4
Views: 758

Re: software not loading properly on first use

Just pull the power. Doing so carries a very small risk of corrupting the data on the sd card but since yours is already duff you have nothing to lose. You will never damage the pi itself by pulling the power while it is running.
by RobHenry
Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: What is default shell in Raspbmc distribution?
Replies: 1
Views: 1447

Re: What is default shell in Raspbmc distribution?

Issue the following from a command prompt to see what /bin/sh is pointing at:

ls -lh /bin/sh
by RobHenry
Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Files in NTFS Partiton not visible on Windows Machine
Replies: 13
Views: 1760

Re: Files in NTFS Partiton not visible on Windows Machine

I know this isn't what you want to hear, but ntfs is so bad on Linux that it really isn't worth the hassle. You will get better overall performance from formatting the partition as native linux (ext4) and accessing it from windows as a shared network drive (samba/cifs) to transfer your files, no mat...
by RobHenry
Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Files in NTFS Partiton not visible on Windows Machine
Replies: 13
Views: 1760

Re: Files in NTFS Partiton not visible on Windows Machine

Issue a mount command manually and see what error you get:

sudo mount /mnt/data

Also consider giving up on ntfs altogether. It has very poor performance on Linux and should only be used if you need to share the physical drive with a windows machine.
by RobHenry
Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Backup RPI that boots from an external HD
Replies: 8
Views: 1014

Re: Backup RPI that boots from an external HD

dd would be a terrible choice since it copies the entire disk, including all unused space, and you would then have to resize the partition and file system. rsync would be a better choice, although straight forward cp would also work if both devices are attached directly to the pi.
by RobHenry
Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unable to boot anything but NOOBS
Replies: 8
Views: 1312

Re: Unable to boot anything but NOOBS

How do I create/specify the boot and root partitions? I have not seen any tutorial mention this before, this is probably what I'm missing. What I'm doing is just wiping/formatting the disk, then writing everything to a single partition using "sudo dd...". The partitions are part of the image so if ...

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