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by Techmeology
Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SD cards ready...I think...
Replies: 5
Views: 2807

Re: SD cards ready...I think...

<r>A successfully installed RPi distro should have:<br/> <br/> <br/> a boot partition with a kernel, bootloader, start.elf, ...<br/> a root partition with all the usual stuff (usr, bin, etc, var, ...)<br/> <br/> From the sounds of things, you haven't managed to install it correctly, yet.<br/> <br/> ...
by Techmeology
Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 1920x1080 with debian squeeze
Replies: 15
Views: 17112

Re: 1920x1080 with debian squeeze

<r>VGA does not usually over/underscan. HDMI, on the other hand, does because it is often used for connecting TV equipment (for historical reasons, TVs are configured to do over/underscanning – I could only get my monitor to work correctly with PCs (I'd learned by the time I got my RPi) by setting i...
by Techmeology
Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:06 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 1920x1080 with debian squeeze
Replies: 15
Views: 17112

Re: 1920x1080 with debian squeeze

<t>That's interesting. Mine defaults to bcm2708_fb.fbwidth=1920 bcm2708_fb.fbheight=1080 (this isn't specified in cmdline.txt – but it does appear in /proc/cmdline). Iirc looking through the kernel source code, the default framebuffer resolution is around 720x480. Perhaps your monitor is failing to ...
by Techmeology
Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:48 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Network/random problem with Pi (that was fine yesterday)
Replies: 13
Views: 3655

Re: Network/random problem with Pi (that was fine yesterday)

TopherBrink said:

Fortunately a spare hub I have seems to work… no idea why.)

Perhaps your spare hub is more tolerant of slightly lower voltages on the Ethernet ports.
by Techmeology
Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:32 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Well, I HAD a perfectly scaled desktop with Arch. Then I updated...
Replies: 9
Views: 3755

Re: Well, I HAD a perfectly scaled desktop with Arch. Then I updated...

For those of you wondering about the overclocking, 800 MHz should be save (no overvoltage required), and has proven to be reliable (at least in my experience).

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