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by feelslikeautumn
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?
Replies: 52
Views: 3394

Re: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?

jamesh wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:25 am
rather than slagging off our development process, on this EXTREMELY DIFFICULT work
in my opinion, is down to the Chromium devs for making their software such a greedy pile of excrement
?

Tablet has 2GB. Yep twice as much, but it is not maxed out.
by feelslikeautumn
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?
Replies: 52
Views: 3394

Re: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?

Where is the GitHub repo for chromium? It's not here https://github.com/raspberrypi-ui/chromium_patches 6by9 says the intention is to upstream patches (https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/pull/2755 ). This is great, but surely a bit of a shout-out on a mailing list or bug report would of been a goo...
by feelslikeautumn
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?
Replies: 52
Views: 3394

Re: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?

No response. Do I take it then that no work has been done on chromium itself with regards to v4l2 codecs?
by feelslikeautumn
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?
Replies: 52
Views: 3394

Re: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?

I was going to post a question about chromium. This is a good a place as any. What communication has gone on between pi towers and the chromium Devs with regard to v4l2 media codec acceleration? Is there a mailing list thread I can read? Is there a bug report? I couldn't find either. I posted a bug ...
by feelslikeautumn
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tutorial: How to install Ubuntu 18.04 for ARM64 on Raspberry Pi 3B
Replies: 30
Views: 30298

Re: Tutorial: How to install Ubuntu 18.04 for ARM64 on Raspberry Pi 3B

There are other adjustments you should do to config.txt. Out of the box the image is running at a reduced clock speed. You need to also turn on sound. Boot time is slowed by cloud image packages. So remove them. To run a browser you definitely need swap or zram. Browsing is smoother under an opengl ...
by feelslikeautumn
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tutorial: How to install Ubuntu 18.04 for ARM64 on Raspberry Pi 3B
Replies: 30
Views: 30298

Re: Tutorial: How to install Ubuntu 18.04 for ARM64 on Raspberry Pi 3B

If you let me know what part(s) of the wiki instructions you had a problem with then I'll improve them if I can.
by feelslikeautumn
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Easily run 64-bit Debian Stretch packages on a Raspbian system: new RPi3 demo image released (systemd-nspawn, LXDE)
Replies: 99
Views: 7717

Re: Easily run 64-bit Debian Stretch packages on a Raspbian system: new RPi3 demo image released (systemd-nspawn, LXDE)

If you are booting with a 64 bit kernel, does this break the python libraries? Or is it just the upstream 64 bit kernel that breaks them?

Reference: https://wiki.debian.org/RaspberryPi3/#GPIO
by feelslikeautumn
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Easily run 64-bit Debian Stretch packages on a Raspbian system: new RPi3 demo image released (systemd-nspawn, LXDE)
Replies: 99
Views: 7717

Re: Easily run 64-bit Debian Stretch packages on a Raspbian system: new RPi3 demo image released (systemd-nspawn, LXDE)

Thanks for the detailed reply. I hadn't realised multiarch had already been suggested. Must of missed that in the boring 64 bit threads (that I don't read anymore). Looking at jdonald's scripts the problem seems to come from different mesa versions. Rather than hacking the control files, I wonder if...
by feelslikeautumn
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Easily run 64-bit Debian Stretch packages on a Raspbian system: new RPi3 demo image released (systemd-nspawn, LXDE)
Replies: 99
Views: 7717

Re: Easily run 64-bit Debian Stretch packages on a Raspbian system: new RPi3 demo image released (systemd-nspawn, LXDE)

This is great (as always) Sakaki, but I think there is probably an easier way to do this. On Debian and Ubuntu you can use Multiarch. This certainly works with any recent Ubuntu on the pi. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/RaspberryPi#Ubuntu_arm64.2FAArch64 * You should be able to do the same from arm...
by feelslikeautumn
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Ubuntu 18.04 ARM64 RPI 3 official image published
Replies: 18
Views: 6093

Re: Ubuntu 18.04 ARM64 RPI 3 official image published

Sadly the ubuntu dev's have ignored everything that has been written in the linked (and other) bug reports. If people are after an arm64 *ubuntu desktop that works and has been fully tested then the xubuntu installer I made is still (the link will die soon I think) available https://ubuntu-mate.comm...
by feelslikeautumn
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Ubuntu 18.04 ARM64 RPI 3 official image published
Replies: 18
Views: 6093

Re: Ubuntu 18.04 ARM64 RPI 3 official image published

Flash-kernel doesn't copy the overlays folder which means there is a possibility that it may go out of sync with the dtb file in use. That's all. To use kms/fkms you need to add an entry to config.txt. The caveat to this is that raspi3-firmware (bizarrely also included on the image) will overwrite y...
by feelslikeautumn
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Ubuntu 18.04 ARM64 RPI 3 official image published
Replies: 18
Views: 6093

Re: Ubuntu 18.04 ARM64 RPI 3 official image published

There are multiple problems with the image https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/bioni ... ug/1805668

Please do not edit the wiki with reference to this beta image until the problems have been resolved.
by feelslikeautumn
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: HOWTO: Install debian armhf on Pi 2/3
Replies: 11
Views: 8577

Re: HOWTO: Install debian armhf on Pi 2/3

The Debian installer scans drives looking for an iso file. A way around the 4gb file size would be to place it on another usb drive that is formatted in something other than fat. Just to clear up any possible confusion (https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=229065 ), the drive wit...
by feelslikeautumn
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Wobbly windows in stretch
Replies: 17
Views: 3192

Re: Wobbly windows in stretch

Yeah I really like kwin. I'm glad you've found something that works for you. I think the crashes are due to problems with vc4, rather than a compiz problem (0.9 is stable enough for my needs). kwin can be used outside KDE. I think it would be a good choice with LXQT. I still can't believe compiz/kwi...
by feelslikeautumn
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: HOWTO: Install debian armhf on Pi 2/3
Replies: 11
Views: 8577

Re: HOWTO: Install debian armhf on Pi 2/3

Copying the ISO file itself and nothing else isn't good enough. The above script extracts the kernel/initrd/dtb files from the iso. With these and the pi's bootloader files you can boot the iso file without extracting everything. A bit like how you can boot a 'live' desktop iso using grub2's loopba...
by feelslikeautumn
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Wobbly windows in stretch
Replies: 17
Views: 3192

Re: Wobbly windows in stretch

Compiz crashes after using for a few hours and letting it idle Forgot to say that there seems to be an issue with vc4 and monitor power saving. If I leave my pi for a while and the monitor has turned off, then the system crashes/won't wake up. Also there should be a new version of Ubuntu mate for t...
by feelslikeautumn
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Wobbly windows in stretch
Replies: 17
Views: 3192

Re: Wobbly windows in stretch

Yes it's ubuntu on the pi. Lubuntu/Xubuntu/Mate all work well. Even Kubuntu works okay with vc4 (the annoying problem with kde is the extremely slow start up and the settings manager animation likes to crash under vc4). Try https://ubuntu-mate.community/t/aarch64-on-raspberry-pi-2-rev-1-2-3b-3b/1685...
by feelslikeautumn
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: HOWTO: Install debian armhf on Pi 2/3
Replies: 11
Views: 8577

Re: HOWTO: Install debian armhf on Pi 2/3

I'm not massively familiar with Debian CDs/dvds, but I would expect you only need the dvd. Instead of copying the iso file you can extract it's contents to the usb drive. For example if the usb drive is mounted at /mnt: sudo cp -rT /tmp/installer-iso /mnt Any references to "hd-media" in the script w...
by feelslikeautumn
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tutorial: How to install Ubuntu 18.04 for ARM64 on Raspberry Pi 3B
Replies: 30
Views: 30298

Re: Tutorial: How to install Ubuntu 18.04 for ARM64 on Raspberry Pi 3B

code_exec wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:06 pm
but the desktop environment freezes each time I do something like open Chromium.
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1803206
by feelslikeautumn
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Wobbly windows in stretch
Replies: 17
Views: 3192

Re: Wobbly windows in stretch

I'm very pleased somebody has found this useful! At the moment compiz 0.9* seems to work better than 0.8*. When I did my original testing compiling 0.9 to use opengl instead of gles worked better, but I haven't tried that for a while, and it's a bit of pain to make it do that. Reducing resolution im...
by feelslikeautumn
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Upstream driver snd-bcm2835
Replies: 8
Views: 6159

Re: Upstream driver snd-bcm2835

Hello, The analog audio driver for the 3.5 mm jack "snd-bcm2835" needs to be upstreamed. I made a Debian bug report 856505 here: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=856505 I made a guide for Debian here: https://github.com/evasjo/DebianSbcRaspberry My monitor has 3 connectors: DP, DVI...
by feelslikeautumn
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Upstream driver snd-bcm2835
Replies: 8
Views: 6159

Re: Upstream driver snd-bcm2835

Yes I reported PhilE's post using the private facility. I wouldn't of done so if I knew you were going to hijack evasjo's thread to discuss it. That is very disrespectful to evasjo. All that is going to happen is this thread will eventually be locked, because that is what happens to every thread tha...
by feelslikeautumn
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: I just receive a update 18.0.4.1 from Ubunto Mate
Replies: 6
Views: 1400

Re: I just receive a update 18.0.4.1 from Ubunto Mate

When people ask a question on a forum, I think it is fair to assume they are seeking an answer with first hand knowledge. Posting a link that you've googled often isn't very helpful. Ubuntu-mate and the other images created by the "flavour maker" are built and maintained solely by Martin Wimpress. I...

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