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by bleep42
Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Accelerated X driver testing
Replies: 141
Views: 58453

Re: Accelerated X driver testing

Hi Simon, I did do a rpi-update on about the 12th, this was to specifically get the changes you told us about, to do with the bcm_mailbox it didn't make any obvious difference. I do have the CPU speed and temp displayed on the task bar, no sounds though, I can try turning them off, but some corrupti...
by bleep42
Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Accelerated X driver testing
Replies: 141
Views: 58453

Re: Accelerated X driver testing

I just gave the render_bench a shot: The zip contains results for the Raspi named crumb running render_bench with the display either at crumb or on kriecher. kriecher is a fast PC running Xming. Despite the fact that Xming renders in software (afaik) it is twice as fast - on a i7-2600 that is... Wo...
by bleep42
Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Accelerated X driver testing
Replies: 141
Views: 58453

Re: Accelerated X driver testing

Sorry for the delay guys, busy/sick/snow/work etc. I've been hunting for bugs in the VPU code but just can't find them. Some of the firmware commits may fix some of these corruption bugs, but I need to get back into things to be sure! Also based on other reports the self managed memory does have ed...
by bleep42
Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Two XBMC (.deb) compiled/prepared for users + instruction
Replies: 300
Views: 127831

Re: Two XBMC (.deb) compiled/prepared for users + instructio

Hi Kevin, hmm, did you try with "clean" 2012-12-16-wheezy-raspbian.img image? otherwise do you have taglib installed, if I remember correct you can see if it is installed with: dpkg --list Tomaz. Hi Tomaz, I checked and taglib is already installed. So I un-installed it with 'sudo apt-get --yes purg...
by bleep42
Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Two XBMC (.deb) compiled/prepared for users + instruction
Replies: 300
Views: 127831

Re: Two XBMC (.deb) compiled/prepared for users + instructio

Hi Tomaz, No I haven't compiled my own version of taglib, I have now tried renaming it, which worked fine, but I get exactly the same error as I got before when I try to install, I'm thinking of manually unpacking the .deb file and placing all the files in their correct places, will that work? unles...
by bleep42
Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Two XBMC (.deb) compiled/prepared for users + instruction
Replies: 300
Views: 127831

Re: Two XBMC (.deb) compiled/prepared for users + instructio

Hi Tomaz, Thanks for the new build. Glad your rib is better. :-) I think there are some problems with the commands you give. unzip -j master.zip *.deb Archive: master.zip 2b54b1817279e5ed7c85a2029b4b92708e805ae9 caution: filename not matched: advancemame-raspberrypi_1-1_armhf.deb caution: filename n...
by bleep42
Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Accelerated X driver testing
Replies: 141
Views: 58453

Re: Accelerated X driver testing

Hi Simon, Netsurf V2.9 Feb 27th 2012. For comparison, I have tried the same images in the Image viewer built into Raspbian, that doesn't have a problem, but is very slow scrolling around the image. I have also loaded a large image into Midori, that also does not have a problem, is marginally faster ...
by bleep42
Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Accelerated X driver testing
Replies: 141
Views: 58453

Re: Accelerated X driver testing

Cheers Kevin - again the help is much appreciated! I'm still having trouble repro-ing the thing with the partially corrupt image. Is there a set of minimum steps to do? Can I find out which version of Netsurf (?) you are using, and what exactly your Xorg driver config file looks like? Also, are you...
by bleep42
Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Accelerated X driver testing
Replies: 141
Views: 58453

Re: Accelerated X driver testing

Hi Simon, So basically a very badly coded page then, there is absolutely no reason for the pictures to need to have a 3D Transform. :-( I wonder what Chromium is managing to do to avoid the problem, maybe it's just ignoring the 3D transforms? I've tried it again, using your drivers and it's reasonab...
by bleep42
Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Accelerated X driver testing
Replies: 141
Views: 58453

Re: Accelerated X driver testing

Hi Simon, With all options at default, I've tried images down to 800x600 and I still get the same corruption. I've put a photo on Picasa; in the NetSurf window, top left you can see a rectangle of carpet, which is from directly below it, bottom left. https://picasaweb.google.com/knmoore/Pi#583270685...
by bleep42
Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Accelerated X driver testing
Replies: 141
Views: 58453

Re: Accelerated X driver testing

Hi Simon, The image is just a large jpg in my /home/pi/ directory, being viewed in Netsurf, I've tried several and it's always the same, so I'd imagine any large jpg should do it. If I set "VpuOffload" "false" I still get the corruption, if I also set "SelfManagedOffscreen" "false" it doesn't do it ...
by bleep42
Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Accelerated X driver testing
Replies: 141
Views: 58453

Re: Accelerated X driver testing

Hi Simon, Just found a problem viewing a .jpg image in Netsurf. It was a image 2304x1854, when I dragged the slider to move the image sideways, I got a rectangular chunk, or chunks, of the image, about the size of a large postage stamp, sometimes bigger, being displayed above where they should be; w...
by bleep42
Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Accelerated X driver testing
Replies: 141
Views: 58453

Re: Accelerated X driver testing

Hi Simon, As it's raining I'm getting a good chance to test :-) Apart from the known features I have got a new message in gdb, but I'm assuming it's probably ok, as there don't seem to be any side effects. (II) FBDEV_RPI(0): max composite ops - flushing now (II) FBDEV_RPI(0): max composite ops - flu...
by bleep42
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Accelerated X driver testing
Replies: 141
Views: 58453

Re: Accelerated X driver testing

Hi, First of all, great work! I'd love to help out. I've installed the driver (VideoCore support included) and everything worked fine right out of the box. As far as I can tell, things seem faster but I'd love to know if this is just some kind of Xorg placebo effect, given that when I drag file man...
by bleep42
Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Accelerated X driver testing
Replies: 141
Views: 58453

Re: Accelerated X driver testing

I do have a USB to serial adapter, but neither my desktop or laptop have a serial input. Sorry I mean the other way round; something like this http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/22896719/693345551/TRIXES-USB-2-0-To-TTL-Serial-Converter-CP2102/ListingDetails.html You plug the loose wires into the pi and ...
by bleep42
Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA
Replies: 99
Views: 108803

Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

Hi nonlinearmind , This works very well. Ray-GTI-R asked: NB2 Please instruct me how to create a desktop shortcut in order to avoid opening a shell & typing chrome -disable-ipv6 everytime You could create a hotkey to do this by editing the .config/openbox/lxde-rc.xml file (start from your home direc...
by bleep42
Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Accelerated X driver testing
Replies: 141
Views: 58453

Re: Accelerated X driver testing

Thanks again. Basically the two things which have had the least amount of testing are the VpuOffload option (about a month's worth) and the SelfManagedOffscreen (about two weeks worth). With those options turned off you lose a lot of performance but is by far the most tested configuration (many man...
by bleep42
Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Accelerated X driver testing
Replies: 141
Views: 58453

Re: Accelerated X driver testing

Cool thanks very much for the detail. I think I've uncovered a trouble with a VPU function, I'll see what's going on. If you can also see a trouble with VpuComposite off, can you also set SelfManagedOffscreen to false? (and just in case I'd not mentioned - any change in that config file requires Xo...
by bleep42
Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Accelerated X driver testing
Replies: 141
Views: 58453

Re: Accelerated X driver testing

Hi Simon, Using Midori, I am getting screen corruption on the Raspberry Pi banner across the top of the forum pages, it happens as I use the scroll wheel to scroll up or down, not continuously, mainly it's ok but say 1 in 3 clicks of the scroll wheel it'll corrupt, picture here. https://picasaweb.g...
by bleep42
Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Accelerated X driver testing
Replies: 141
Views: 58453

Re: Accelerated X driver testing

Hi Simon, Thank you for all your very hard work and perseverance. :-) I have installed your new drivers and started them running and testing them using the default settings. To give you as much info as possible, I am using a big screen 1920x1200 over HDMI, my Pi is 512M, it's not currently overclock...
by bleep42
Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA
Replies: 99
Views: 108803

Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

Hi Hexxeh, Thought I'd give your Chromium a test and I'm Very impressed, it works great thank you. As a comparison, as several people say it's slow, I've done some checks under various conditions. Chromium Browser :- Using a standard raspbian install, with a bit of over-clock, running from an SD car...
by bleep42
Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Two XBMC (.deb) compiled/prepared for users + instruction
Replies: 300
Views: 127831

Re: Two XBMC (.deb) compiled/prepared for users + instructio

Hi Tomaz, Very sorry to hear about your injury, I know ribs are very painful having broken some myself coming off my mountain bike. :-( Hope you recover quickly. :-) I'm also very pleased that you have been able to recompile the latest XBMC and look forward to your deb file when you get a chance. Re...
by bleep42
Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Simon's accelerated X development thread
Replies: 405
Views: 132431

Re: Simon's accelerated X development thread

Hi Simon, Have been keeping an eye on your progress for several months now and would be happy to try to help out with testing where I can. I'm not a great low level driver developer like yourself, but I have years of development experience with C writing aircraft full flight simulator code. Let us k...
by bleep42
Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card Corruption
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

Re: SD Card Corruption

Malakai is correct, you should be able to use a camera to reformat. If not, you can get a low level format utility, I use a windows one, which will do a full low level format on the sd card, it takes a while, but does get the SD back to fresh state. Writing a image file will completely overwrite the...
by bleep42
Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Updated GPU firmware
Replies: 308
Views: 200043

Re: Updated GPU firmware

PS, just checked string length and it is only 242 characers, so I don't think that is the problem, I'll try the new firmaware anyway. The firmware adds extra options to /boot/cmdline.txt. Once booted look at /proc/cmdline for the full command line. Hi Dom, OK working now thanks. The only problem so...

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