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Old 12-17-2012, 03:19 AM   #121
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thanks for the installer ponce. the latest one (3.6.7 kernel version) does not appear to have working samba client/ mount.cifs so it is just as well for dlachausse's really useful mini http server tip. the video output on my first pi seems to be faulty, so I bought another one (and a hdmi-vga pi adapter) to test. that seems to work reasonably ok (I can't use a manual vga switch without unplugging and re-plugging in the hdmi connector when I switch from my pc to the pi) (you had me fooled at first by hiding all the kernel output text:- I thought the pi had crashed, till after a minute or so it came up with the login). Unfortunately my rtc device is not being detected on the new pi. I did read that the i2c busses were swapped around on the p1 header, but I should still be able to detect it with either i2cdetect -y 0 or i2cdetect -y 1
now i have the new pi, and have a working ssh-able image I'll test the old pi again. The new one does seem to be noticeably faster with the extra ram. hopefully I can find an updated pin-out for p1 on the new pi and check if my rtc is ok. It is all running at 3.3V so it should be ok. -
edit: unfortunately my first pi seems to be dead. The lights (except for ok) light up, but using a working sdcard image from the other (new) pi, it does not work. - nothing on the screen, and cannot log in via ssh either (or view the web server which I set up on the image). :-(
 
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:29 AM   #122
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Good day everyone.

Finally received my Raspberry PI, and of course first thing I did was installing Slackware on it. Thank you for all the people who made this step relatively simple with creating install images and detailed documentation.

I was promised by the supplier that I will get 512 MB version (kind of compensation for long waiting). But free shws only 256 Mb RAM. Not sure, I understand the booting process on ARM hardware. Do I need to update some configs\firmware in order to get 512 Mb recognized by the system, or does it mean that besides promises, I got 256 Mb version?

Thanks in advance for reply. (link to explanation of booting process would be also appreciated).
 
Old 12-17-2012, 08:34 AM   #123
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If you look at your pi, what color is your 3.5mm audio out? If it's black, you got the 256 one, blue, you got the 512. It should also say on the board itself what revision it is.
 
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:03 AM   #124
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If you look at your pi, what color is your 3.5mm audio out? If it's black, you got the 256 one, blue, you got the 512. It should also say on the board itself what revision it is.
Thank you, will have a look when come back home.
At the same time looking on the invoice from RS Components Limited, it is written there that I have:
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Raspberry Pi Type B Single Board Computer 512MB 7568308
CCCN: 85437090 CofO:China
so it should be 512MB version.

PS just got home. Besides the invoice mentions 512 MB, it is 256 MB version. Very disappointed by RS Components Limited.... What else to say.

EDIT2: after I messed up with /boot partition, took ponce's install image and dd a fresh install, system recognises 512 MB of RAM, so it was due to software\firmware. If one have 512MB version, better to start with ponce's files. Thank you very much, ponce.

@manwichmakesameal
the audio out is indeed black coloured (well, dark gray colour), but it is 512MB board. Can make a pictures if anyone needs those.

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Old 12-19-2012, 01:13 PM   #125
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Thats really wierd that the country of origin is china. I was under the impression that the 512M boards were being made in UK at a sony factory.
 
Old 12-19-2012, 05:56 PM   #126
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Thats really wierd that the country of origin is china. I was under the impression that the 512M boards were being made in UK at a sony factory.
I thought that too, but not all of them are I guess
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/vi...p?f=23&t=24571

I also received a "Made in China" 512MB board
 
Old 12-28-2012, 04:09 AM   #127
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Has anyone succeeded in building midori for slackwarearm-14.0? I by mistake installed -current instead of 14.0, and webkitgtk build fails (after abt 27 hours), I tired of re-running build, but since I run the build via ssh in the background, couldn't fgure out what error message it gives. Would appreciate any feedback.
 
Old 12-28-2012, 07:19 AM   #128
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Hehe, I already have my Slackware server running on my Raspberry.

As always, thanks to every developer who has made this possible, and specially to the ones responsible of the ARM port of Slackware and the porters of the Slackware installer. When my budget allows, I will put some dollars here and there to support the cause.
 
Old 12-29-2012, 05:37 AM   #129
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I used ponce's November 11 installer image http://ponce.cc/slackware/slackwarea...extras-3.2.27/ and had no trouble doing an nfs install after rsyncing the repo (14.0) to my main box. It runs quite well.

Probably my lack of knowledge of the installer, but is there a way to get all the packages (automated) installed from patches/packages? I had to do a slackpkg update, slackpkg upgrade-all to get it up to date, still I will have to do that in the future anyway so no big deal. A curious thing though, mozilla-firefox didn't update, I did it manually by uninstalling 15.0.1 and installing 17.0.1 from the rsynced repo. Maybe because the exetension in 15.0.1 is armhfp (hard float I guess) and 17.0.1 is armv6j? Seems to run well enough. My Pi is the older 256MB RAM version too. Doesn't seem much different to raspbian in performance to me.

Many thanks ponce, and of course Stuart Winter and co.
 
Old 12-30-2012, 05:09 AM   #130
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I updated again all the stuff, setting /dev/tty1 as the console, that was a remainder from the kernel config from raspberrypi's devs I used as a base.

Seems like these have choosen for development (they switched to it as default in their repository) another end-of-life kernel (the 3.6 one): because I'm a bad-thinking-guy, I'm beginning to think they do it on purpose so they don't have to merge back the minor version's changes, lol.
 
Old 12-31-2012, 01:54 AM   #131
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Has anyone succeeded in building midori for slackwarearm-14.0? I by mistake installed -current instead of 14.0, and webkitgtk build fails (after abt 27 hours), I tired of re-running build, but since I run the build via ssh in the background, couldn't fgure out what error message it gives. Would appreciate any feedback.
Ok, guys. Finally during weekend had some time to look into the build process errors. It was simply out of memory problems. After I manually added swapfile with additional 512 Mb, the webkitgtk finaly built (not to start all over, I manually continued build process through /tmp/SBo/* files).
Now install webkitgtk and building midori, which I will put to the same directory. Here are the packages, built from SBo:
ftp://vt.dyndns-at-home.com/linux/ra.../packages/SBo/

Edit: midori doesn't start, giving segfault. Will rebuild all the above packages from the beginning and will upload those. Probably because I upgraded few packages during webkitgtk building process, the package is broken.

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Old 12-31-2012, 07:05 AM   #132
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Ok, guys. Finally during weekend had some time to look into the build process errors. It was simply out of memory problems. After I manually added swapfile with additional 512 Mb, the webkitgtk finaly built (not to start all over, I manually continued build process through /tmp/SBo/* files).
Now install webkitgtk and building midori, which I will put to the same directory. Here are the packages, built from SBo:
ftp://vt.dyndns-at-home.com/linux/ra.../packages/SBo/
Thank you very much for the effort.

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Edit: midori doesn't start, giving segfault. Will rebuild all the above packages from the beginning and will upload those. Probably because I upgraded few packages during webkitgtk building process, the package is broken.
I got this error:
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The configuration file couldn't be loaded: No such file or directory
I then ran /usr/bin/strace midori as ordinary user.. interesting errors..
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open("/usr/share/locale/en_US/LC_MESSAGES/gtk20.mo", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/share/locale/en/LC_MESSAGES/gtk20.mo", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/share/locale/en_US/LC_MESSAGES/libc.mo", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/share/locale/en/LC_MESSAGES/libc.mo", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
Indeed they don't exist in Slackware at all, however if your locale had been set to en_GB it may work (will try soon) as those locale files do exist. I'll try it shortly. No, that fails too.
Could it be webkit because the compile got interrupted?
 
Old 01-02-2013, 04:06 AM   #133
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Ok. After 36 hours had new packages with the same problem. Now found this dscussion: https://github.com/archlinuxarm/PKGBUILDs/issues/149. Trying to rebuild webkitgtk again, with --disable-jit. Will report once finished.
 
Old 01-02-2013, 07:38 PM   #134
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Thats really wierd that the country of origin is china. I was under the impression that the 512M boards were being made in UK at a sony factory.
interesting... i got mine from Microcenter as part of a MAKE: kit (it came with power supply, hdmi cable, AV cables, a plastic box, a ribbon cable with header (and a protoboard and small components) and a 4GB SD card. mine says MADE in the UK

i've been running raspbian on it, but soon will be looking at a slackware install... i think i want to get a couple of extra SD cards before i do that though, there's a couple of different OSes i want to try on it (like Plan 9, Slack, and i'd like to try to build a Pi version of Tails)
 
Old 01-02-2013, 09:38 PM   #135
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interesting... i got mine from Microcenter as part of a MAKE: kit (it came with power supply, hdmi cable, AV cables, a plastic box, a ribbon cable with header (and a protoboard and small components) and a 4GB SD card. mine says MADE in the UK
That's pretty cool. I didn't know MAKE had a kit for it. I just picked up one of the MAKE electronics kits from Radio Shack. I also just ordered some 26 pin idc connectors so I can connect to the GPIO pins easier.
 
  


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