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by bluenote
Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Distribution that is more up to date?
Replies: 38
Views: 4400

Re: Distribution that is more up to date?

May I ask why you need the latest and greatest release of packages ? Synergy is variously incompatible between versions (ie; no cut and paste for example, or completely incompatible with others), as well as buggy (windows version will break idle standby at one point). Saying "the latest and greates...
by bluenote
Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Distribution that is more up to date?
Replies: 38
Views: 4400

Re: Distribution that is more up to date?

was to install synergy so I can use KVM serving, annnnd [sic] sure enough the version in the package repo is years old. That's the DebIan way. They use that so that it remains stable. Once a version of a package is included in a DebIan version it won't be replaced. If you want something that looks ...
by bluenote
Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Distribution that is more up to date?
Replies: 38
Views: 4400

Re: Distribution that is more up to date?

Ok, so I got excited because Jessie seemed to have better packages (it does) and, it was released .. yay. The first thing I did after blowing away my arch install (I had a bit of a shortage of sd cards just atm because I have a bunch of other saved configurations and projects that seem to proliferat...
by bluenote
Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB3 Gigabit ASIX nic 0b95:1790
Replies: 10
Views: 1727

Re: USB3 Gigabit ASIX nic 0b95:1790

I'm measuring the Cubox with 30+ MB/s copying a file from a samba share on a SATA drive on the cubox over the network. Same file on the cubox from SATA to /dev/null measures with 60+MB/s which is most likely the HDDs limit. Regards Aydan Thanks, that's good info. It seems like SATA port multiplier ...
by bluenote
Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Distribution that is more up to date?
Replies: 38
Views: 4400

Re: Distribution that is more up to date?

I need to record this for any others following in similar footsteps, trying arch with LXDE and failing, for some reason it's default to install an odroid driver. If you're a newb like me and you assume using defaults is going to work, it will fail. When I removed the odroid driver package, everythin...
by bluenote
Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB3 Gigabit ASIX nic 0b95:1790
Replies: 10
Views: 1727

Re: USB3 Gigabit ASIX nic 0b95:1790

I'm happy to hear any suggestions on how to improve this though. I don't really have any idea how to confirm that USB bandwidth is being exhausted. Wait 3 to 5 years, get a "Pi3B" and hope it has either USB3 or a separate Ethernet bus. (Alternatively, if it is a critical feature for you, use an SBC...
by bluenote
Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Distribution that is more up to date?
Replies: 38
Views: 4400

Re: Distribution that is more up to date?

So I tried out a fresh install of jessie from the image provided by GNU tools guys, and it was pretty nice, I quite liked it. Packages that seemed of a decent vintage too. I'm hesitant to mess around converting over to this for my production uses though, considering I guess it's still kind of early ...
by bluenote
Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB3 Gigabit ASIX nic 0b95:1790
Replies: 10
Views: 1727

Re: USB3 Gigabit ASIX nic 0b95:1790

Well I did a little more messing around on a spare pi, installing jessie (thanks gnu tools guys for the image..), and testing from a USB3 key. While I saw slightly better numbers (which I attribute to jessie), still nothing like I was expecting. I did see 25MB/s going to or from the SD card though, ...
by bluenote
Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB3 Gigabit ASIX nic 0b95:1790
Replies: 10
Views: 1727

USB3 Gigabit ASIX nic 0b95:1790

I've just added a USB3 gigabit ASIX nic hoping to get ~ 25mbps for file copies off the pi (accessing a USB 3 HD). Previously using the same setup with onboard NIC, I was getting 11.9MB/s sustained, but now with the new setup I only get about 13.8MB/s. Can anyone suggest some avenues here? I have tri...
by bluenote
Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:02 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dynamode USB Wifi Dongle issues
Replies: 393
Views: 172903

Re: Dynamode USB Wifi Dongle issues

Maybe you didn't notice that, at least starting from version 4.1.5, there is an OFFICIAL and supported driver for Mediatek 7601, which works beautifully (except for Access Point capabilities, which have not been developed yet - I hope in the near future they could be...). Best regards and special t...
by bluenote
Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Distribution that is more up to date?
Replies: 38
Views: 4400

Re: Distribution that is more up to date?

Is there a way I can query the raspbian jessie package collection to see if packages (version #'s) I'm interested in are updated and better?
by bluenote
Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Distribution that is more up to date?
Replies: 38
Views: 4400

Re: Distribution that is more up to date?

Hi guys @FOT: thanks, that's basically what I did, I may have even used some of those resources and didn't end up with a working LXDE. I haven't had a chance to try again, but I will. @KLL using a newer XRDP compile fixed cutting and pasting for me. The one in raspbian is more than a few years old a...
by bluenote
Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] automount usb-stick when plugged using fstab?
Replies: 5
Views: 4657

Re: [SOLVED] automount usb-stick when plugged using fstab?

I have one pi that does this automatically. The USB drives show up in /media under usually the UUID.
My production pi does not do this, but this would be a lot handier for one off put-the-key-in-and-go sort of situations.

Anyone happen to know what's different about my two raspbian setups??
by bluenote
Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi 2 fstab not mounting usb disk
Replies: 48
Views: 41191

Re: Pi 2 fstab not mounting usb disk

So glad I found this topic. What a pain.
by bluenote
Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB mounts too slow(?) pi2 [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 1792

Re: mounts too slow(?) causes apps to create dirs in mount p

For anyone coming to this later on, I eventually found a much simpler solution to my problem. You can find more information discussed here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=99491 The short details are, the pi2 boots too fast, so USB may not be ready to automount when fstab is read....
by bluenote
Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB mounts too slow(?) pi2 [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 1792

Re: mounts too slow(?) causes apps to create dirs in mount p

Ok, slight wrinkle - my problem is actually that the USB drive has not appeared yet when it tries to mount from fstab and fails. The newly created directories in the mount point don't seem to prevent mounting actually, it's just offensive to me :) I'm trying to use this script: http://webdiary.com/2...
by bluenote
Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Kernel panic VFS unable to mount unknown block
Replies: 3
Views: 1371

Re: Kernel panic VFS unable to mount unknown block

So this happened again, while doing a proper sudo reboot, btw and I again had to put the card into another pi and fsck it. At least this time the damage was less severe, and the partition was mountable from the start. Anyways, to the point, I want to know what I can do to stop this from happening. F...
by bluenote
Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB mounts too slow(?) pi2 [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 1792

Re: mounts too slow(?) causes apps to create dirs in mount p

which service is misbehaving? are the dependencies set up correctly in the init script? what OS are you using? Raspbian Wheezy or Jessie or something else? What I think is happening is that the init script does not define a dependency for the mount to be finished and the service gets started too ea...
by bluenote
Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Distribution that is more up to date?
Replies: 38
Views: 4400

Re: Distribution that is more up to date?

I know how to cut and paste in a terminal thanks, suggesting I'm just stupid veiled or not-very-veiled isn't really appreciated. I'm also pretty comfortable with a command line, I don't require everything to be gui - but, I do use a 3 screen setup with one mouse and keyboard (so network based screen...
by bluenote
Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB mounts too slow(?) pi2 [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 1792

Re: mounts too slow(?) causes apps to create dirs in mount p

Putting in a hardcoded delay is the best that can be suggested? What happens when this clearly-variably situation changes a little bit again and it takes longer or shorter and breaks again - or other services now need to access the mount. Are my expectations too high? I assume there MUST be a way to...
by bluenote
Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Distribution that is more up to date?
Replies: 38
Views: 4400

Re: Distribution that is more up to date?

Well Arch may be good from a packages-up-to-date perspective, but it's a nightmare to install for a relative newb like myself - they have some decent documentation, but right now it seems like a lot of it is slightly out of date. Unfortunately I can't get LXDE working on it properly (no mouse/keyboa...
by bluenote
Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Keyboard and mouse is not working in LXDE.
Replies: 1
Views: 504

Re: Keyboard and mouse is not working in LXDE.

Hello. My problem is that I have Raspberry Pi B+ with raspbian OS and LXDE. When it's booting in LXDE keyboard and mouse is not working. If I ssh into it and set it to boot into terminal only, keyboard is working and cat /dev/input/mouse0 returns data when moving mouse. Keyboard and mouse worked, l...
by bluenote
Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Distribution that is more up to date?
Replies: 38
Views: 4400

Re: Distribution that is more up to date?

Thanks guys, the suggestions are appreciated. I'm going to try arch to begin with and see if the pain is lessened. I started to write a list of the packages I've been roadblocked by but I realized that would probably just end up sounding like I was complaining, and I'm not. I understand there's reas...
by bluenote
Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Distribution that is more up to date?
Replies: 38
Views: 4400

Distribution that is more up to date?

Hi guys I love my pi 2, but I'm a little tired of having to do as much messing around to get things dialed in as I do currently. It's a pain in the butt when the latest (or even, semi current) packages are not available on raspbian. I just want to use the darn thing, not become a linux expert. I've ...

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