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Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:56 pm

Is the Raspbian version you are using the most recent (2019-09-26) one?
If so, then it includes some firmware and kernel updates wrt what is shipped on the current (v1.5.1) Gentoo release; it is possible these are affecting things.
If you don't mind trying the experiment, you can update the Gentoo image to the most recent versions of software, using:

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demouser@pi64 ~ $ sudo genup
Ensure you have valid network connectivity before issuing this, and please note it may take a number of hours to complete (so is best left running overnight).

Once it completes, please try rebooting (to use the new kernel it will have installed) and then connecting to 5GHz again, and see if you get any different response then.

Another thing that'd be really useful to isolate, is whether its a 64-bit kernel-specific issue. By default, Raspbian uses a 32-bit kernel, but the modern image (2019-09-26) ships with a 64-bit kernel also, and you can switch to it by adding

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arm_64bit=1
to the end of /boot/config.txt (and restarting). If you do that (in Raspbian) can you still connect to the 5GHz band in your locale OK?

Thanks, sakaki

PS of course there is no obligation to try any of the above; I appreciate you taking the time to post this valuable feedback in any case!

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Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:02 pm

I was actually running sudo genup for about 1 hour now. ;) I'll let you know if updating will change anything, thanks for helping out.

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Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:17 pm

Call for testing: 5GHz WiFi access

All,

if you are running the current gentoo-on-rpi-64bit image, and have access to a 5GHz WiFi access point, could I ask if you either have had issues connecting to it (particularly if 2.4GHz is fine), or if it is working OK for you? Especially if you are in a non-UK locale.

If there is a general problem here, I'd like to ensure it is addressed for the forthcoming v1.5.2 release. Many thanks!

sakaki

PS as always, if you'd rather not post directly here, you can always contact me at sakaki@deciban.com

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Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:40 am

I use 5ghz wifi, and have had no problems.

I had found you need to make sure the reg domain, is set and effective.

Files effecting reg domain are listed earlier in the pages of this thread.

Gazzy

I would suggest his problem is the reg domain, reverting to 00

5ghz wifi is blacklisted, until your reg domain is properly set.

Refer to posts on page 8 of this thread for fixing 5ghz blocking, due to reg domain.

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Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:20 am

Hey Sakaki,

I was doing a bit of updating and added the patcher for

Rpi-eeprom updater.

I added it both to my buster card and my gentoo card, and all seemed to go well

A note on the latest update,

Using the pimoroni fan shim, I noticed straight away that the fan starts spinning, after shutdown on both the buster and the gentoo.

I presume it’s because the voltage is being kept alive on the gpio pins,
Possibly to work towards USB boot, or wake from standby maybe.

I actually preferred it the previous way, as the fan would turn off after shutdown.

I would chalk this up to a bug for me, with the latest eeprom update,

I hope they look at addressing this bug in the future, I imagine many people are using a fan with the rpi4.

All the best

Gazzy

Edit ..

I fixed the fan problem by editing the boot loader config.

I set WAKE_ON_GPIO to 0 which is off
And POWER_OFF_ON_HALT to 1 which is on

Anyone wanting to do this can check these pages

https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 7&t=246027
For the revision notes
And

https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... teeprom.md
For notes on the bootrom
And

https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... _config.md

For A guide to configure the boot rom.

Thanks. I have it fixed now

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Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:47 am

Hey,


I found something, with the new boot eeprom
Firmwares.

On my buster install, the temperature barely gets to 60 c it sits mostly around 55 c and no longer turns on the fan shim, and probably has no need for a fan much anymore. I ran 1080p video and still didn’t have temps reaching 65 to turn the fan on.

But I thought it might carry through to gentoo,
However when running genup the fans were still kicking in regularly.

So maybe buster has had a few more Temp related optimisations along with the boot eeprom update.

I guess that mostly the boot firmwares and drivers are the same, common up to date files.
So I was trying to wonder what else might take the temps down in gentoo.

The engineers said that the voltages on the USB and network chip, were adjusted and this had dropped the temps by 5 deg. I don’t know if the whole update got through to gentoo.

Not often gentoo would be installed on a fanless computer, so I wonder if something is still not optimised as well for cpu temp.

Maybe you might have some more ideas Sakaki.

I just wanted to note that temps on buster stay around 55 c now under load,( and no longer require a fan )and temps on gentoo are still rising to 65 c under load. (Still kicking the fan on regularly. )

I guess that the rpi4 buster team did achieve what they wanted which was a 2x4k computer that would ship without a fan and keep temps below throttling threshold.

I wonder if the gentoo project will also get temps down as well.

All the best.

Gazzy

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Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:42 am

Did the new emerge's yesterday.

Mine is sitting at 43C, the lid is off, I have a small heatsink and the ceiling fan is on.
Put some Youtube music video on and now it's 47-48C.
Fan off and it goes up to 53-54C

Seems pretty good to me.
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Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:02 am

Not working it hard enough so opened another browser on the other screen and ran the video at 1024 res.
53C with fan on and the 4 cores at about 60-70%.

Looks like some performance improvements in video rendering, I normally listen to YT music at 480 res.
So far not a single glitch noise or stutter :o
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Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:14 am

OK sound stutters if another tab is opened on the other browser.
Perhaps Chromium and Aurora don't play nice?
Chromium seems to have more res play options up to 2160/4K which I cannot test :(

Memory 600k free 1.5GB used and 1.7GB cache/buffer..
Getting glitchy, time to close a few tabs?
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Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:22 am

Ok so i just updated with "sudo genup" but the 5GHz AP connectivity issue remains.
I also have followed the posts at page8 (#1 #2) as suggested, still no bueno.

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cat /etc/conf.d/rpi3-wifi-regdom
# /etc/conf.d/rpi3-wifi-regdom

# WiFi regulatory domain country code.
# It is important to set this correctly, for compliance.
# The codes are ISO / IEC 3166 alpha2 codes
# (the special code 00 means the 'world' (i.e., unset) domain).

WIFI_REGDOM="PL"

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cat  /etc/modprobe.d/cfg80211_options.conf
options cfg80211 ieee80211_regdom=“PL”

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sudo iw reg set PL

Output is same as before, host unreachable when trying to ping. How do i confirm if my regdom is set correctly to PL or stuck at 00?

Edit:
Output of "iw reg get":
Image

Edit2:
Here is output of "tcpdump -i wlan0 -X" when trying to ping 192.168.0.1 , 8.8.8.8 and www.google.com
https://pastebin.com/AmmaPVqS

Edit3:
.pcap for wireshark https://www21.zippyshare.com/v/KxFaPLvK/file.html

I moved back to Raspbian for now so can't help any further with this..
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Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:12 pm

I forgot to mention, 5GHz works fine on Raspbian using default 32-bit kernel, i haven't tested 64-bit kernel yet because it doesn't boot with arm_64bit=1 in config.txt (black screen)
From what i've found 64-bit kernel has to be compiled first. https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 0#p1533271

Edit:
I compiled the 64-bit kernel and 5GHz AP works fine.

Image

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Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:36 am

k3lt,

again, many thanks for all the diagnostics.

So, this is quite strange. It's hard to imagine there is any up-stack issue (e.g. with NetworkManager), since (modulo timing race conditions or the like) it shouldn't really care whether 2.4GHz or 5GHz is in use. And as a 64-bit kernel works for you on Raspbian, the issue would not appear to lie there either (the kernels used on the image derive heavily from bcmrpi3_defconfig and bcm2711_defconfig, in any event).

On Raspbian, does "iw reg get" show the same output as on Gentoo? Also, could you please post the content of the file /lib/firmware/brcm/brcmfmac43455-sdio.txt (on Raspbian), and the md5sums of /lib/firmware/brcm/brcmfmac43455-sdio.bin and /lib/firmware/brcm/brcmfmac43455-sdio.clm_blob (in case somehow these are different from the versions in Gentoo)?

Does your Bluetooth mouse also work OK in Raspbian under the 64-bit kernel, without lag? If so, could you please also post the output of "uname -a" on Raspbian? The same chip handles both WiFi and Bluetooth on the RPi3B+, so the issues could well be related (although I can't reproduce them on my RPi3B+ units here, where I often use 5GHz and a BT mouse and keyboard).

Thanks for your continued patience; I'd really like to get to the bottom of this issue.

Best, sakaki

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Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:19 am

The mouse lag i mentioned earlier is related to mousepolling, adding "usbhid.mousepoll=0" to "/boot/cmdline.txt" fixes it everytime, i dont think there would be any interference between bluetooth and 5GHz Wi-Fi as bluetooth uses 2.4GHz communication AFAIK..

MD5(/lib/firmware/brcm/brcmfmac43455-sdio.bin)= ebf3cba3cff3c3df5f998414ec661c3b
MD5(/lib/firmware/brcm/brcmfmac43455-sdio.clm_blob)= 4182d09734aae4602d47a53d2970994c

uname -a:

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Linux raspberrypi 4.19.80-v8+ #1274 SMP PREEMPT Mon Oct 21 16:45:40 BST 2019 aarch64 GNU/Linux
iw reg get output on Raspbian:

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global
country PL: DFS-ETSI
        (2402 - 2482 @ 40), (N/A, 20), (N/A)
        (5170 - 5250 @ 80), (N/A, 20), (N/A), AUTO-BW
        (5250 - 5330 @ 80), (N/A, 20), (0 ms), DFS, AUTO-BW
        (5490 - 5710 @ 160), (N/A, 27), (0 ms), DFS
        (57000 - 66000 @ 2160), (N/A, 40), (N/A)
content of /lib/firmware/brcm/brcmfmac43455-sdio.txt:

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# Cloned from bcm94345wlpagb_p2xx.txt
NVRAMRev=$Rev: 498373 $
sromrev=11
vendid=0x14e4
devid=0x43ab
manfid=0x2d0
prodid=0x06e4
#macaddr=00:90:4c:c5:12:38
macaddr=b8:27:eb:74:f2:6c
nocrc=1
boardtype=0x6e4
boardrev=0x1304

#XTAL 37.4MHz
xtalfreq=37400

btc_mode=1
#------------------------------------------------------
#boardflags: 5GHz eTR switch by default
#            2.4GHz eTR switch by default
#            bit1 for btcoex
boardflags=0x00480201
boardflags2=0x40800000
boardflags3=0x44200100
phycal_tempdelta=15
rxchain=1
txchain=1
aa2g=1
aa5g=1
tssipos5g=1
tssipos2g=1
femctrl=0
AvVmid_c0=1,165,2,100,2,100,2,100,2,100
pa2ga0=-129,6525,-718
pa2ga1=-149,4408,-601
pa5ga0=-185,6836,-815,-186,6838,-815,-184,6859,-815,-184,6882,-818
pa5ga1=-202,4285,-574,-201,4312,-578,-196,4391,-586,-201,4294,-575
itrsw=1
pdoffsetcckma0=2
pdoffset2gperchan=0,-2,1,0,1,0,1,1,1,0,0,-1,-1,0
pdoffset2g40ma0=16
pdoffset40ma0=0x8888
pdoffset80ma0=0x8888
extpagain5g=2
extpagain2g=2
tworangetssi2g=1
tworangetssi5g=1
# LTECX flags
# WCI2
ltecxmux=0
ltecxpadnum=0x0504
ltecxfnsel=0x22
ltecxgcigpio=0x32

maxp2ga0=80
ofdmlrbw202gpo=0x0022
dot11agofdmhrbw202gpo=0x4442
mcsbw202gpo=0x98444422
mcsbw402gpo=0x98444422
maxp5ga0=82,82,82,82
mcsbw205glpo=0xb9555000
mcsbw205gmpo=0xb9555000
mcsbw205ghpo=0xb9555000
mcsbw405glpo=0xb9555000
mcsbw405gmpo=0xb9555000
mcsbw405ghpo=0xb9555000
mcsbw805glpo=0xb9555000
mcsbw805gmpo=0xb9555000
mcsbw805ghpo=0xb9555000

swctrlmap_2g=0x00000000,0x00000000,0x00000000,0x010000,0x3ff
swctrlmap_5g=0x00100010,0x00200020,0x00200020,0x010000,0x3fe
swctrlmapext_5g=0x00000000,0x00000000,0x00000000,0x000000,0x3
swctrlmapext_2g=0x00000000,0x00000000,0x00000000,0x000000,0x3

vcodivmode=1
deadman_to=481500000

ed_thresh2g=-54
ed_thresh5g=-54
eu_edthresh2g=-54
eu_edthresh5g=-54
ldo1=4
rawtempsense=0x1ff
cckPwrIdxCorr=3
cckTssiDelay=150
ofdmTssiDelay=150
txpwr2gAdcScale=1
txpwr5gAdcScale=1
dot11b_opts=0x3aa85
cbfilttype=1
fdsslevel_ch11=6

# Improved Bluetooth coexistence parameters from Cypress
btc_mode=1
btc_params8=0x4e20
btc_params1=0x7530

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Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:44 am

Don't use 5GHz band much, got the house wired.
But keyed in and unplugged the cable.
This proves it is working in Australia.
Did not have to mess about with anything except edit the connection.
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Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:15 pm

k3lt wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:19 am
The mouse lag i mentioned earlier is related to mousepolling, adding "usbhid.mousepoll=0" to "/boot/cmdline.txt" fixes it everytime, i dont think there would be any interference between bluetooth and 5GHz Wi-Fi as bluetooth uses 2.4GHz communication AFAIK..
I just meant that since the same chip manages both components (BT and WiFi), a driver or firmware version issue (e.g.) could be behind both the issues you experienced (since you mentioned earlier that setting usbhid.mousepoll=0 didn't fix the lagginess on Gentoo, iirc).
k3lt wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:19 am
MD5(/lib/firmware/brcm/brcmfmac43455-sdio.bin)= ebf3cba3cff3c3df5f998414ec661c3b
MD5(/lib/firmware/brcm/brcmfmac43455-sdio.clm_blob)= 4182d09734aae4602d47a53d2970994c
...
So, the .txt file looks the same to that used on Gentoo, but the .bin and clm_blobs device firmware files are different. If you still have the Gentoo image around, could you please try making a backup of these files there, then replacing them with the Raspbian versions you just listed, and rebooting, to see if that makes a difference?

Many thanks, sakaki

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Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:52 pm

sakaki wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:15 pm
k3lt wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:19 am
The mouse lag i mentioned earlier is related to mousepolling, adding "usbhid.mousepoll=0" to "/boot/cmdline.txt" fixes it everytime, i dont think there would be any interference between bluetooth and 5GHz Wi-Fi as bluetooth uses 2.4GHz communication AFAIK..
I just meant that since the same chip manages both components (BT and WiFi), a driver or firmware version issue (e.g.) could be behind both the issues you experienced (since you mentioned earlier that setting usbhid.mousepoll=0 didn't fix the lagginess on Gentoo, iirc).
k3lt wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:19 am
MD5(/lib/firmware/brcm/brcmfmac43455-sdio.bin)= ebf3cba3cff3c3df5f998414ec661c3b
MD5(/lib/firmware/brcm/brcmfmac43455-sdio.clm_blob)= 4182d09734aae4602d47a53d2970994c
...
So, the .txt file looks the same to that used on Gentoo, but the .bin and clm_blobs device firmware files are different. If you still have the Gentoo image around, could you please try making a backup of these files there, then replacing them with the Raspbian versions you just listed, and rebooting, to see if that makes a difference?

Many thanks, sakaki
I screwed up applying the usbhid.mousepoll=0 on Gentoo, i copied it into /boot/config.txt and it's supposed to go into /boot/cmdline.txt , i don't have Gentoo installed currently but i'll try it when i can..

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Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:19 pm

Flatpak seems to be a good way to use up uSD card space.
Probably due to the way they package the desktop with the app?

Seems to be a quicker way to install apps but it is a bit hit and miss finding ones that work.
Aarch64 bit versions are scarcer than x86_64 apps.

Time will tell if Flatpak gets enough momentum..
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Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:19 pm

Hi Sakaki,

I am having some problems with KVM qemu,
I am trying to following the guide here
https://github.com/sakaki-/gentoo-on-rp ... -under-KVM

put once I input all the following commands nothing happens.
qemu-system-aarch64 -M virt -cpu host \
-m 256M -smp 2 -nographic \
-bios QEMU_EFI.fd \
-cdrom seed-kvm-bionic-01.iso \
-drive if=none,file=bionic-image-01.img,id=hd0 -device virtio-blk-device,drive=hd0 \
-device virtio-net-device,netdev=vmnic -netdev user,id=vmnic \
-accel kvm 2>/dev/null

I have /dev/kvm but not sure if its missing anything else in the latest kernel (29/10/19) I have emerged all qemu related packages I beleive.

this is a kvm unit test output PASS selftest-setup (2 tests)
PASS selftest-vectors-kernel (2 tests)
PASS selftest-vectors-user (2 tests)
PASS selftest-smp (2 tests)
PASS pci-test (1 tests)
PASS pmu (3 tests)
PASS gicv2-ipi (3 tests)
PASS gicv2-mmio (17 tests)
PASS gicv2-mmio-up (17 tests)
PASS gicv2-mmio-3p (17 tests)
SKIP gicv3-ipi (qemu-system-aarch64: Initialization of device kvm-arm-gicv3 failed: error creating in-kernel VGIC: No such device)
PASS gicv2-active (1 tests)
SKIP gicv3-active (qemu-system-aarch64: Initialization of device kvm-arm-gicv3 failed: error creating in-kernel VGIC: No such device)
PASS psci (4 tests)
PASS timer (14 tests)
SKIP micro-bench (test marked as manual run only)
PASS cache (1 tests)

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Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:22 pm

Update, I ran it as sudo in a script had its loaded

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Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:44 pm

BRX7,

are you trying this on an RPi4 or RPi3? Also, what output do you get if you leave off the "2>/dev/null" part of the qemu-system-aarch64 command (which causes error messages to be silently swallowed).

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Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:37 pm

its on a RPI4,

Its fine now I had to run as sudo , but added demouser to the groups also, I have substituted bionic for focal img and its running fine (its gives an option to run like a live disk?).
I have a problem on windows 10 however, where it says gtk failed to initialize.
I have entered the qemu entries into a script and run each time.

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Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:00 pm

BRX7 wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:37 pm
its on a RPI4,

Its fine now I had to run as sudo , but added demouser to the groups also, I have substituted bionic for focal img and its running fine (its gives an option to run like a live disk?).
Good to hear it is working for you now ^-^
BRX7 wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:37 pm
I have a problem on windows 10 however, where it says gtk failed to initialize.
Haven't played with W10 inside KVM myself. Does the problem stem from an inability to open an X display locally within the guest?

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Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:55 pm

sakaki wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:00 pm
BRX7 wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:37 pm
its on a RPI4,

Its fine now I had to run as sudo , but added demouser to the groups also, I have substituted bionic for focal img and its running fine (its gives an option to run like a live disk?).
Good to hear it is working for you now ^-^
BRX7 wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:37 pm
I have a problem on windows 10 however, where it says gtk failed to initialize.
Haven't played with W10 inside KVM myself. Does the problem stem from an inability to open an X display locally within the guest?
I think so, I am running it from terminal within the desktop GUI, albeit through XRDP (maybe thats why?) I need to run it locally before I can be sure, I followed this thread regarding win10 kvm
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 6&t=248345

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Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:49 pm

What's the best video player option on Gentoo? On a fresh image vlc seems to be struggling with even 720p videos on the pi 4 4GB.

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Re: Updated 64-bit Gentoo Image for RPi3 Released (now also for RPi3B+ and RPi4B)

Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:42 pm

Yes, depending on the codec, I've found smplayer and kodi can be significantly smoother than vlc. Try smplayer, and see if that is any better for your use case.

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