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by code_exec
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: TUTORIAL: Enabling KVM virtualisation on the Raspberry Pi 3
Replies: 10
Views: 532

TUTORIAL: Enabling KVM virtualisation on the Raspberry Pi 3

KVM is an accelerator which can be used with QEMU to run guests of the same architecture as the host at accelerated speed. On x64 PCs, this can be enabled in the BIOS if the CPU supports it (I am aware that some Intel Atom CPUs do not). However, the Pi does not have a BIOS, and there is no config.tx...
by code_exec
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: need help with making a pc
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: need help with making a pc

Just be aware that some software is unfortunately out of date in Raspbian (Chromium and Firefox are examples, Chromium is stuck at v65 and Firefox ESR is stuck at v52). However, the Raspberry Pi 3 can make a good desktop replacement but don't open too much on it. If you want more up to date software...
by code_exec
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Bare metal, Assembly language
Topic: Spider-OS a new operating system
Replies: 78
Views: 5099

Re: Spider-OS a new operating system

Gavinmc42 wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:19 am
Well Pi's only have OpenGLES hardware but I'm running an OpenGL Desktop.
The Pi 2 and 3 do support OpenGL through an experimental driver. The driver is far from production-ready, but it does provide hardware acceleration through the VC4 GPU.
by code_exec
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Arm A53 AArch64 Support
Replies: 17
Views: 990

Re: Arm A53 AArch64 Support

Probably a silly question, but will 32bit baremetal code run? Not scared of breaking things now, I have a SSD based Gentoo64, leaves me with lots of uSD's to use to try all this. Running ARM32 programs against an ARM64 kernel is possible. However, you may want to use a chroot to install and run the...
by code_exec
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Arm A53 AArch64 Support
Replies: 17
Views: 990

Re: Arm A53 AArch64 Support

There are 64-bit OSes available for the Pi 3 (and the Pi 2 v1.2 which uses the same SoC as the 3B). I have not tried Gentoo64 because I have no spare microSD cards or USB sticks large enough, but those who have tried it have reported good performance. I've made my own Debian and Ubuntu ARM64 images ...
by code_exec
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Bare metal, Assembly language
Topic: Spider-OS a new operating system
Replies: 78
Views: 5099

Re: Spider-OS a new operating system

Suggestions:

1. Make OS ARM64 to take full advantage of the Pi 3's SoC.
2. Include basic stuff such as a web browser, notes program, calculator, calendar, and clock.

Does this OS support the built-in WiFi provided by the Pi 3?
by code_exec
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Unofficial Ubuntu 19.04 alpha image for the Raspberry Pi 3 now available
Replies: 26
Views: 1207

Unofficial Ubuntu 19.04 alpha image for the Raspberry Pi 3 now available

An unofficial Ubuntu 19.04 alpha image is available for testing on the Raspberry Pi 3. This image uses the generic arm64 kernel which is booted through GRUB2. It works on all Pi 3 models, as well as the Pi 2 v1.2 (which uses the same SoC as the 3B). The default username is 'ubuntu', default password...
by code_exec
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:53 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: 93
Views: 5331

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

Great work! With this image, you get to keep all your familiar Raspbian 32-bit programs, while being able to run 64-bit Debian programs as well. This gives you the latest versions of Chromium and Firefox which aren't present in the Raspbian repositories. You get the efficiency of a 64-bit OS while s...
by code_exec
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Uninstall Wifi from RPi 3 completely
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: Uninstall Wifi from RPi 3 completely

Another option...if you can live without the full power of a Pi3B/Pi3B+, the Pi2Bv1.2 doesn't have built-in WiFi. (And your request goes along with my felling that a Pi2Bv1.3 with a BCM2837B0 would be a good idea...especially now that there is a whole set of CM3+ boards. It would "complete the set"...
by code_exec
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Uninstall Wifi from RPi 3 completely
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: Uninstall Wifi from RPi 3 completely

I know a lot of people who see this thread will say "Why do you want to do this?" but you may have your own reasons for not wanting the Pi 3 WiFi Simply run the following commands: sudo rm /lib/firmware/brcm/brcmfmac43430-sdio.bin sudo rm /lib/firmware/brcm/brcmfmac43430-sdio.txt sudo rm /lib/firmwa...
by code_exec
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Installing Xen on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Installing Xen on Raspberry Pi

Hi all, I wish to install Xen hypervisor on my Raspberry Pi 3 on which I'm running Raspbian OS at the moment. I didn't find any proper reference online regarding this. Can anyone help me out with the steps and also an information on whether I should consider running a different OS instead of Raspbi...
by code_exec
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Run another OS on your RPi3 as a virtualized QEMU guest under KVM (64-bit)
Replies: 3
Views: 1480

Re: Run another OS on your RPi3 as a virtualized QEMU guest under KVM (64-bit)

Unfortunately, KVM under 1GB RAM is quite restrictive. At most, you'll be able to allocate 600MB RAM to your VM and that will make your host system very slow. We'll need a Pi with at least 2GB RAM before we can make more use out of KVM. But good tutorial. I'm assuming that this can also be done on a...
by code_exec
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tutorial: How to install Ubuntu 18.04 for ARM64 on Raspberry Pi 3B
Replies: 29
Views: 23235

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

For WiFi to work, you need to install the linux-firmware package.
by code_exec
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: Android Pie on RPi 3B(+) with hardware acceleration
Replies: 51
Views: 6422

Re: Android Pie on RPi 3B(+) with hardware acceleration

How does Android Pie run on the Pi 3? Is it usable?
by code_exec
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: Debian Stretch ARM64 for Raspberry Pi 3
Replies: 7
Views: 3554

Re: Debian Stretch ARM64 for Raspberry Pi 3

This is great. It provides a familiar environment where users can quickly test the latest Chromium, Firefox, modern databases and other software that is now unsupported on armhf. In my opinion the number one feature missing here is a working Mesa VC4 driver. When Bamarni pi64 was released it initia...
by code_exec
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: I do not walk the mouse correctly with touch screen in the Raspberry Pi 3
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: I do not walk the mouse correctly with touch screen in the Raspberry Pi 3

This is in the wrong section. This section is about the Debian-based OS for x86 that uses the Raspberry Pi Desktop. Your post, however, is presumably about a touch screen display for the Raspberry Pi. There's a section for posts about touch screen here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewforum.p...
by code_exec
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: I do not walk the mouse correctly with touch screen in the Raspberry Pi 3
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: I do not walk the mouse correctly with touch screen in the Raspberry Pi 3

vinaypundith wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:22 pm
What do you mean by "did not walk the mouse correctly"?
They probably meant that the cursor doesn't work properly.
by code_exec
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Gentoo
Topic: Minecraft server
Replies: 6
Views: 898

Re: Minecraft server

There are several 64-bit OSes available for the Pi 3, such as Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, and Gentoo. http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/18.04/beta https://wiki.debian.org/RaspberryPi3 https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM/Raspberry_Pi#aarch64_supported_images_for_Raspberry_Pi_3 https://githu...
by code_exec
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Scratch
Topic: Scratch 3 Desktop Version for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 11
Views: 2640

Re: Scratch 3 Desktop Version for Raspberry Pi

MIT should start developing Scratch Desktop for Linux again considering the Pi is one of the main platforms to run it on.
by code_exec
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi won't boot anymore
Replies: 13
Views: 600

Re: Pi won't boot anymore

Actually, I recommend not to bother with a preloaded NOOBS microSD card. Why? Because the microSD you buy may be from 2015 and won't work on the latest Pi models. It's easier to just install NOOBS manually onto a microSD. It must be formatted as FAT32 (SD Formatter 4.0 is a good program for the task...
by code_exec
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 64-bit operating system
Replies: 350
Views: 47985

Re: 64-bit operating system

I'm planning on implementing something similar to sakaki's RPi3 Configuration into my Ubuntu 18.04 ARM64 desktop images at some point. While I have modified the raspi-config script to work with ARM64 and expect the firmware to be mounted at /boot/firmware, several of the functions are unusable. Chan...
by code_exec
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian Stretch Lite 2018-11-13 doesn't Boot
Replies: 7
Views: 978

Re: Raspbian Stretch Lite 2018-11-13 doesn't Boot

It's always a good idea to check out the SHA256 checksum of the file you downloaded and then compare it to the one listed on the downloads page. The SHA256 checksum is for the zip file containing the image and not the image itself.
by code_exec
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Installing Ubuntu-Mate to Raspberry Pi 1
Replies: 10
Views: 2384

Re: Installing Ubuntu-Mate to Raspberry Pi 1

Both Ubuntu and Raspbian are based on Debian, and therefore are like each other in many ways. Try installing Raspbian Lite and then installing the mate-desktop-environment package. This will give you an Ubuntu MATE-like experience on your Pi 1.
by code_exec
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Fast and lightweight desktop for RPi - Q4OS 2.7
Replies: 2
Views: 738

Re: Fast and lightweight desktop for RPi - Q4OS 2.7

Judging by your posts, you are probably one of the developers of this Linux distribution. If that's correct, you should state that in your signature to make that clear.

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