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by spl23
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspbian Stretch (9.1) has arrived !!
Replies: 129
Views: 35534

Re: Raspbian Stretch (9.1) has arrived !!

[I don't have an example of youtube videos that crash because I can't go to youtube's home page without getting the "Aw Snap" message. OK, then there's definitely something not right somewhere, as I have gone to the YouTube homepage dozens of times while testing this image, and have never had it fa...
by spl23
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspbian Stretch (9.1) has arrived !!
Replies: 129
Views: 35534

Re: Raspbian Stretch (9.1) has arrived !!

With regards the crashes people are seeing in Chromium - I tested pretty extensively before release, including running Flash sites and a lot of YouTube videos, and I did not see a single crash, so this version of Chromium did not seem fundamentally unstable in our testing. Is anyone seeing crashes o...
by spl23
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspbian Stretch (9.1) has arrived !!
Replies: 129
Views: 35534

Re: Raspbian Stretch (9.1) has arrived !!

If VNC is enabled then the menu bar disappears. On boot the menu bar flashes a few times then blanks out. Have to use [CTRL] [ALT] [F6] to get a console and run sudo raspi-config to disable VNC. Yes, there is an intermittent fault with VNC, which we didn't see in pre-release testing. It's being wor...
by spl23
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspbian Stretch (9.1) has arrived !!
Replies: 129
Views: 35534

Re: Raspbian Stretch (9.1) has arrived !!

Kodi is broken - on Jessie there is a Pi-specific version that is on archive.raspberrypi.org. Now on Stretch it seems to be pulling in a Debian version that uses X, and has a broken startup script. The third-party developer who works on Kodi is currently working on porting to Stretch; it'll be a we...
by spl23
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspbian Stretch (9.1) has arrived !!
Replies: 129
Views: 35534

Re: Raspbian Stretch (9.1) has arrived !!

Just about the first thing I do when setting up and customizing a new image is to install Synaptic graphical package manager as it certainly expedites the installation of new software . I have noticed on the new Stretch image when I select text in Synaptic the selected text becomes almost but not q...
by spl23
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: YouToube and Bluetooth-Sound
Replies: 2
Views: 1154

Re: YouToube and Bluetooth-Sound

This is a known problem with Bluetooth and YouTube audio under Chromium, and I'm afraid we don't as yet know of a fix. Bluetooth audio works fine for local sources such as WAV files, but it looks as if the Bluetooth audio system doesn't at present cope well with streaming audio; as soon as a stream ...
by spl23
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: C++ and UI Design
Replies: 15
Views: 2038

Re: C++ and UI Design

Speaking as the designer and implementer of the Raspberry Pi Desktop, I'd strongly recommend GTK+ over Qt if you want your application to match the look and feel of the rest of the desktop applications. Most of the desktop is written using GTK+; while there are patches in place to try and keep the s...
by spl23
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Adding Scratch 2 and Thonny to the Application launcher bar
Replies: 18
Views: 4674

Re: Adding Scratch 2 and Thonny to the Application launcher

The programs were appearing in the menu for me after installing, they were not appearing in the list of applications available to add to the taskbar application launcher (see screen grabs in earlier post). I've got no idea why programs aren't appearing in that plug-in, but I've not changed any code...
by spl23
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Adding Scratch 2 and Thonny to the Application launcher bar
Replies: 18
Views: 4674

Re: Adding Scratch 2 and Thonny to the Application launcher

The /usr/share/raspi-ui-overrides/applications directory is prepended to the path where the menu launcher looks for desktop files, but /usr/share/applications should still be on the path. This means that any desktop file in the raspi-ui-overrides/applications directory overrides any file with the sa...
by spl23
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: STICKY: PIXEL desktop: now defunct and replaced by Raspbian Stretch
Replies: 193
Views: 146420

Re: Introducing PIXEL desktop: new Raspbian release

If I run lxkeymap from xterminal i get /user/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/__init__.py:57: gtkwarning: could not open display Warnings.warn(str(e), _gtk.warning) Trace back (most recent call last): File "/user/bin/lxkeymap", line 707, in <module> Engine = xklavier.engine(display) Type err...
by spl23
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: STICKY: PIXEL desktop: now defunct and replaced by Raspbian Stretch
Replies: 193
Views: 146420

Re: Introducing PIXEL desktop: new Raspbian release

When the newly installed image boots, opening any app from the few that are in the top panel; they are locked to screen top left. The "decoration" bar cannot be accessed. I sometimes move windows using just the keyboard but that's impossible, & I can't see the keyboard pref's. So, open lxterninal $...
by spl23
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: STICKY: PIXEL desktop: now defunct and replaced by Raspbian Stretch
Replies: 193
Views: 146420

Re: Introducing PIXEL desktop: new Raspbian release

I have the same issue. The button is not greyed out, unless click is held but does not load the lxkeymap window. I am also unable to load the lxkeymap desktop application from the applications menu. The applications menu is pointing to the correct file. When I examine the lxkeymap properties (/usr/...
by spl23
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: New SSH security warning mechanism - feedback wanted!
Replies: 26
Views: 8089

Re: New SSH security warning mechanism - feedback wanted!

This should now be fixed in the version currently in apt. Apologies for the inconvenience!
by spl23
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: New SSH security warning mechanism - feedback wanted!
Replies: 26
Views: 8089

Re: New SSH security warning mechanism - feedback wanted!

Thanks for flagging this - that directory is from an old version and is no longer needed; I'll remove it from the install script.
by spl23
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: New SSH security warning mechanism - feedback wanted!
Replies: 26
Views: 8089

Re: New SSH security warning mechanism - feedback wanted!

Sorry - repo was still private. Now fixed.
by spl23
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: New SSH security warning mechanism - feedback wanted!
Replies: 26
Views: 8089

Re: New SSH security warning mechanism - feedback wanted!

Is the code available on github or similar? Is there any chance of making the password to check for customisable so we can use it on spin-off distributions that have a different default password? It's here - https://github.com/raspberrypi-ui/pam I'm not proposing to make any further changes to this...
by spl23
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: No SSH warning 2017-03-02 Raspbian Jessie Lite
Replies: 3
Views: 2258

Re: No SSH warning 2017-03-02 Raspbian Jessie Lite

I've just checked - the ssh warning mechanism doesn't seem to be installed in Jessie Lite by default; it probably should be, so I'll make sure it is in the next version.

If you want to install it manually, "sudo apt-get install libpam-chksshpwd" should do it.
by spl23
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Flash Player now available for Chromium
Replies: 98
Views: 54364

Re: Flash Player now available for Chromium

It says Adobe Flash Player - Version: 11.2.999.999 Shockwave Flash 11.2 r999 which is odd, since TCM is complaining it wants > 11.1 and it looks to me like 11.2 is indeed greater than 11.1. Maybe it's time to complain to them. I'd really like to use my Pi as a micro-media center connected to the TV...
by spl23
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Flash Player now available for Chromium
Replies: 98
Views: 54364

Re: Flash Player now available for Chromium

I've just tried that site and get the same message - it looks as if it is incompatible with the version of Flash available for Pi.
by spl23
Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Open GL Driver, Bug report thread
Replies: 98
Views: 47757

Re: New Open GL Driver, Bug report thread

piInTheFace wrote: I have just tried to move to the openGL driver ( software I am building required openGL) I am running 1 pi3 headless and 2 with monitors.
I don't think the GL driver is likely to work headless at all, as it interacts directly with the screen buffer.
by spl23
Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pixel Menu Bar disappearing after today's apt-get upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 3148

Re: Pixel Menu Bar disappearing after today's apt-get upgrad

FYI, the fix is in lxpanel; specifically in the Bluetooth plugin. I'd recently added some code to force lxkeymap to reload when a Bluetooth keyboard reconnects, and while it worked perfectly in that instance, it caused a segfault due to a compare on a null string when an audio device reconnects...
by spl23
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Selecting BT audio output from shell?
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

Re: Selecting BT audio output from shell?

If you are booting to desktop, so the plugins are running, you can potentially talk to the relevant daemons via DBus commands from a terminal. It's still not likely to be that trivial, though, unfortunately - DBus is quite "entertaining" when you try to get your head around it...
by spl23
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Selecting BT audio output from shell?
Replies: 4
Views: 1111

Re: Selecting BT audio output from shell?

It's unfortunately not trivial unless you are in the desktop; Bluetooth is all managed by the "bluetooth" and "volumealsa" plugins in LXPanel. Getting Bluetooth to work involves communicating with the BlueZ stack via DBus, and there's quite a lot of work involved... If you are booted to CLI, you wil...
by spl23
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Fixing a missing taskbar on the x86 image (obsolete)
Replies: 46
Views: 35994

Re: Fixing a missing taskbar on the x86 image

gregeric wrote:That was fast! Thanks very muchly.
I try to get fixes out asap for stuff I've broken in a fit of stupidity... ;)

It should go into apt tonight - if you do an apt-get update/upgrade tomorrow, you should get the fix.

Edit - should be there now.
by spl23
Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Fixing a missing taskbar on the x86 image (obsolete)
Replies: 46
Views: 35994

Re: Fixing a missing taskbar on the x86 image

Hi Simon. When I upgraded Raspbian in anticipation of a shiny new ZW landing on my door mat, my taskbar went awol on connecting to a BT speaker. See https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=175979, now confirmed by one other user. I haven't had chance to reproduce on a new image/upda...

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