#raspberrypi IRC Log


IRC Log for 2012-08-04

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[0:00] <techsurvivor> it does gordonDrogon , I though he was trying to repartition for other reasons
[0:00] * Shy (Wewt@pdpc/supporter/professional/shy) Quit ()
[0:00] <gordonDrogon> Geniack, you know how to make life hard for yourself!
[0:00] <techsurvivor> heh
[0:00] <techsurvivor> sorry i misunderstood. the newest released image has the setup tool
[0:01] <gordonDrogon> always handy to know how to do extra fiddling anyway :)
[0:01] <techsurvivor> yeah, i like gparted a lot for other stuff, kind of like a swiss army knife
[0:02] <gordonDrogon> I've got a bootable CD with it on, but I've only used it once..
[0:02] <gordonDrogon> anyway, zed time here..
[0:02] <techsurvivor> i have it on my two linux boxes, along with the card r/w
[0:02] <techsurvivor> adios
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[0:15] <charolastra> why can i power the Pi over the USB ports when they are supposed to have 140mA fuses? are they one way only?
[0:16] <steve_rox> i think thats 140ma power out its own usb ports
[0:16] <nid0> "power the pi" as in the power light comes on, or it actually boots?
[0:17] <charolastra> i think it boots
[0:17] <nid0> try it
[0:18] <TheBrayn> do I have to pull the whole repo here to compile the kernel? https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux
[0:18] <Ionic`> I remember your nick
[0:18] <Ionic`> Dunno where from, though
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[0:19] <nid0> restricting it to --depth 1 will save you a fair bit of time/space
[0:21] <TheBrayn> is there no .config file?
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[0:21] <nid0> just copy your running config
[0:22] <TheBrayn> which config?
[0:22] <TheBrayn> I won't use the one from my desktop pc
[0:22] <nid0> zcat /proc/config.gz > .config
[0:22] <TheBrayn> lol
[0:22] <nid0> ?
[0:22] <TheBrayn> It's not configured for usage on the rpi
[0:22] <nid0> copy the running config on your pi...
[0:22] <techsurvivor> TheBrayn: you run that on the pi
[0:23] <TheBrayn> so?
[0:23] <techsurvivor> it gives you a .config file :P
[0:23] <dirty_d> your rpi is an rpi
[0:23] <techsurvivor> like nid0 pointed out
[0:23] <Ionic`> zcat ...
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[0:23] <Ionic`> gunzip -c /proc/config.gz > .config!
[0:23] <Ionic`> useless use of cat
[0:23] <TheBrayn> the pi is not running and I won't run it until the system is installed
[0:23] <techsurvivor> heh
[0:24] <techsurvivor> well down under arch is a config... let me dig it's in there, i built it :P
[0:24] <dirty_d> you can extract the config from a compiled kernel
[0:24] <nid0> well, if you're gonna needlessly make things hard for yourself, its gonna be more complicated
[0:24] <techsurvivor> bcmrpi_cutdown_defconfig
[0:24] <techsurvivor> look under arch for that as a starting point
[0:24] <Mrgoose2> does a class4 vs class10 sd card make a big difference in performance?
[0:25] <TheBrayn> techsurvivor: thanks
[0:25] <TheBrayn> I apreciate people who know what they are talking about
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[0:26] <techsurvivor> arch/arm/configs/bcmrpi_cutdown_defconfig
[0:26] <techsurvivor> you know how to do oldconfig and all that, right?
[0:26] <TheBrayn> yes I do
[0:26] <techsurvivor> okie doke
[0:26] <techsurvivor> bootc has a nice guide somewhere
[0:26] <techsurvivor> i think it was him
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[0:28] <techsurvivor> the way i did it (and there may be an easier way) was to 1. build the kernel 2. copy it over to the rpi over the old kernel.img 3. while still running run sshfs and mount your build machine's directory 4. pop into that mount and run make modules_install
[0:28] <techsurvivor> then reboot
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[0:29] <TheBrayn> I'm compiling the kernel on my desktop using crossdev
[0:29] <techsurvivor> i did too, on a linux machine, sshfs makes it easy to copy all your module files over though. but there are other ways
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[0:30] <techsurvivor> anyway, best of luck
[0:30] <TheBrayn> thanks
[0:31] <techsurvivor> i basically followed this http://elinux.org/RPi_Kernel_Compilation
[0:31] <iama_walrus> I keep seeing things like "GPIO.setmode(GPIO.BCM)" in documentation. Does anyone know what "BCM mode" is supposed to be?
[0:32] <dirty_d> iama_walrus, nope, thats just a regular gpio pin?
[0:33] <Mrgoose2> does a class4 vs class10 sd card make a big difference in performance?
[0:33] <dirty_d> Mrgoose2, yea
[0:33] <dirty_d> i havent personally witnessed it though
[0:33] <Mrgoose2> oh
[0:33] <Mrgoose2> so for xbmc class10 is definitely recommended i assume
[0:34] <iama_walrus> dirty_d: I don't believe the function acts on any specific pin. Here's an example of it being used: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/RPi.GPIO/0.3.1a
[0:34] <dirty_d> yea id use class10
[0:34] <dirty_d> iama_walrus, oh it changes hte pin numberinch scheme
[0:34] <dirty_d> spelling fail
[0:35] <techsurvivor> you guys using wiring-pi for gpio?
[0:35] <dirty_d> iama_walrus, BCM mode uses the actual chips numbering
[0:35] <techsurvivor> that may be my next foray now that I have the camera stream working
[0:35] <dirty_d> BOARD uses the headers pin numbers
[0:36] <dirty_d> techsurvivor, what kinda camera?
[0:36] <techsurvivor> some offbrand venus 2.0 or something, i can track it down if you like
[0:36] <iama_walrus> dirty_d: Oic. Thanks.
[0:36] <techsurvivor> it works pretty well at 320x240 15fps
[0:37] <techsurvivor> that's all i need, it's pretty jerk at 640x480
[0:37] <techsurvivor> jerky
[0:37] <Geniack> techsurvivor: gparted worked :) i am moving back my files right now, if it works, you'll get a free beer
[0:37] <dirty_d> techsurvivor, usb though?
[0:37] <techsurvivor> glad I could help
[0:37] <techsurvivor> yeah
[0:37] <dirty_d> i tried one and the fps was low like that too
[0:37] <t7> i need more ramz
[0:37] <techsurvivor> it's just a generic uvc
[0:37] <techsurvivor> t7 have you tried the ram split?
[0:37] <dirty_d> you wouldnt think something as simple as a webcam would be that hard to get a high framerate on
[0:38] <t7> i need like 512
[0:38] <t7> for bitcoind
[0:38] <techsurvivor> ah. shouldn't be too hard to solder in another 256MB :P
[0:38] <ReggieUK> easy to solder, hard to sauce
[0:39] <techsurvivor> heh
[0:39] <ReggieUK> if kids can reball a ps3 with a paint stripper, we can do a pi ram chip
[0:39] <dirty_d> crap, updated kernel, no more rpi
[0:39] <techsurvivor> all you need is a toaster oven and some patience
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[0:40] <dirty_d> my tv is broken too, crap
[0:40] <t7> where is the ram on here?
[0:40] <ReggieUK> I was going to use a hot-air station if I ever find a 512MB pop chip for sale
[0:40] <ReggieUK> its the chip between the hdmi and composite connectors
[0:41] <ReggieUK> and it's soldered to the top of the cpu
[0:41] <t7> RG2?
[0:41] <t7> oh
[0:41] <ReggieUK> there's only one big chip between the hdmi and composite :)
[0:41] <ReggieUK> well, 2 but one sits on top of the other
[0:42] <t7> ah
[0:42] <t7> so i cant see it
[0:42] <dirty_d> you can
[0:42] <t7> i thought it was cpu
[0:43] <techsurvivor> i like the piggy back chip idea, didn't know about that technique before raspi
[0:43] <techsurvivor> i guess it only works on chips that don't get very hot
[0:43] <ReggieUK> not that keen on it myself
[0:43] <techsurvivor> ram can be pretty sensitive to temperature
[0:43] <techsurvivor> shoudl be fine on low power chips
[0:44] <techsurvivor> hard to hack on though
[0:44] <ReggieUK> mainly because it's not a package we can lift from elsewhere (I don't think?)
[0:44] <techsurvivor> yes
[0:44] <ReggieUK> otherwise we'd all be walking round with 512mb pi by now
[0:44] <ReggieUK> well, I would, not sure about you lot :D
[0:45] <dirty_d> my desk is a huuuge mess
[0:45] <techsurvivor> i know people who could probably pop a regular balled memory off, i don't know about this piggy back chip though, it's probably epoxyied on or something to start
[0:45] <dirty_d> i cant find my sdcard usb thingy
[0:45] <t7> someone make a dd3 to silly piggyback chip adapter
[0:45] <techsurvivor> ithink they had something about it in the release notes
[0:45] <t7> ddr3*
[0:45] <techsurvivor> er release presentation
[0:45] <ReggieUK> don't see why it should be expoxied
[0:46] <ReggieUK> I hope it's not
[0:46] <techsurvivor> just a guess
[0:46] <ReggieUK> I've just 'discovered' something with ssh (probably obvious to those that use it)
[0:47] <ReggieUK> I can run stuff that needs X to display
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[0:47] <sam> like ssh -X foo or like ssh 'DISPLAY=:0 foo'?
[0:48] <dirty_d> ReggieUK, yea neat huh?
[0:48] <kn1000> Will the raspberry pi run on low voltages such as 4v?
[0:48] <nid0> no
[0:48] <kn1000> then either my multimeter is crap or something is seriously wrong here
[0:48] <ReggieUK> sam, not even that ssh user@IP ADDRESS
[0:48] <kn1000> because reading voltage off my rpi and it's apparantly around 4.1v and it's been perfectly stable
[0:48] <ReggieUK> and then login, don't startx on the pi, just do something like:
[0:49] <ReggieUK> leafpad somefile.txt
[0:49] <ReggieUK> and up pops leafpad on my host PC
[0:49] <kn1000> I'm using a 3 amp usb hub that's powering the pi and an external hard drive
[0:49] <t7> kn1000: run a while(1) ;
[0:49] <ReggieUK> did not expect that at all
[0:49] <kn1000> t7: what will that do?
[0:49] <t7> stress the cpu
[0:49] <kn1000> ah right
[0:49] <kn1000> I've been stressing it pretty hard with torrents
[0:49] <ReggieUK> I'm having problems with my webcam
[0:50] <ReggieUK> it will only display at 160x120
[0:50] <techsurvivor> try guvcview ?
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[0:51] <techsurvivor> that worked best for me when initially playing with it so I could get it streaming
[0:51] <kn1000> t7: running while true; do true; done on the processor
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[0:51] <ReggieUK> I am trying guvcview
[0:51] <techsurvivor> oh :(
[0:52] <ReggieUK> that's how I discovered it was working at 160x120
[0:52] <kn1000> yep 100% cpu load, machine feels a little more laggy but still stable as far as I can tell
[0:52] <techsurvivor> i had a really cheap camera that gave the rpi nothing but fits
[0:52] <kn1000> let's read the voltages
[0:52] <ReggieUK> everything else tries to do 320x240 etc. as default
[0:52] <techsurvivor> ah
[0:52] <techsurvivor> that's what mine was using as well
[0:52] <ReggieUK> well, this isn't a particularly cheap camera (it's old but never cheap)
[0:52] <techsurvivor> it even works (slowly) at 640x480
[0:52] <kn1000> 4.14v,,,hmnnn
[0:52] <t7> is there a way to get the version that apt-get will install for a package?
[0:52] <ReggieUK> but the drivers work rock solid on a desktop pc
[0:53] <techsurvivor> hmmm, so did my cheap one lol
[0:53] <techsurvivor> it was throwing out tons of kernel messages though, i just switched cameras
[0:53] <ReggieUK> not an option for the project i want to use it in
[0:53] <techsurvivor> well I have no fixes, just letting you know I had a camera that had problems too, even though it was supposed to be UVC compliant
[0:54] <kn1000> well that's a little strange, removed by far the biggest load which is the usb HDD, and the voltage is still reading 4.14 - doesn't appear to be causing problems i'm just curious
[0:54] <kn1000> probably this cheap multimeter
[0:54] <techsurvivor> 4.14? it shouldn't even be working that's way low, you sure your voltmeter is calibrated?
[0:54] <kn1000> I'mma be honest and say I've only ever used a multimeter once in my life and that's now
[0:55] <kn1000> got it set to 20v, it seems to read aa batteries at about 1.5v
[0:55] <techsurvivor> is it analog or digital?
[0:55] <kn1000> digital
[0:55] <techsurvivor> on dc?
[0:55] <kn1000> DCV so I'd assume so
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[0:55] <techsurvivor> with right range (if not auto leveling)
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[0:55] <kn1000> it's this thing
[0:55] <kn1000> http://www.hobby-hour.com/electronics/dt830b-digital-multimeter.php
[0:56] <techsurvivor> hmmm i don't think an rpi can work at 4.14V. that doesn't sound right at all
[0:56] <kn1000> exactly
[0:56] <techsurvivor> i think you have meter issues :)
[0:56] <IT_Sean> 5v, minimum 700mA
[0:56] <kn1000> probably, any advice?
[0:56] <kn1000> I'm on 5v 3A
[0:56] <techsurvivor> test it on a known voltage?
[0:56] <kn1000> hmn, I don't trust any power supplies anymore xD
[0:57] <kn1000> safe to test on my PC's molex pins?
[0:57] <techsurvivor> like a 9v battery under load ?
[0:57] <kn1000> those are rock steady thanks to an awesome psu
[0:57] <techsurvivor> a 9v will read about 10V without being loaded, most batteries will read high without a load
[0:58] <techsurvivor> sure, if you can get to the pins, make sure it's loaded on a motherboard or something.
[0:58] <kn1000> yeah this current pc lulz
[0:58] <kn1000> well actually
[0:58] <kn1000> will a laptops usb ports put out close to 5v under no load?
[0:58] <techsurvivor> should get 5, 12, 3.3 at least on that
[0:58] <techsurvivor> kn1000: i haven't tried :(
[0:59] <techsurvivor> i bet it will read a little high though, unless you have a lab supply voltage readings are usually a little high without a load
[0:59] <t7> volts / amps = ohms
[0:59] <t7> thats the extent of my leccy knowledge
[0:59] <techsurvivor> heh
[0:59] <t7> i need spell check
[0:59] <techsurvivor> that works for DC ;)
[0:59] <kn1000> reading 4.93V on my laptops usb ports
[1:00] <techsurvivor> it gets more complicated on AC
[1:00] <kn1000> gotta RMS it for AC ;D
[1:00] <kn1000> a level physics ftw
[1:00] <techsurvivor> then that 4.14 just sounds weird
[1:00] <kn1000> hmn
[1:00] <kn1000> lemme test directly from the hub
[1:00] <techsurvivor> i don't know, you sure you hitting the right testpoints?
[1:00] <kn1000> possibly crap cabling
[1:00] <kn1000> yeptp1 and tp2?
[1:01] <techsurvivor> that 4.93 sounds reasonable, but the rpi that's just weird
[1:01] <mru> techsurvivor: ohms law works just fine for ac with resistive loads
[1:01] <mru> with reactive loads it gets a little more complex
[1:02] <mru> you just need to use the e^jw representation and proceed normally
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[1:03] <techsurvivor> mru: i'm an EE i'm well aware of how reactive loads work :)
[1:03] <mru> ok
[1:03] <techsurvivor> it's this programming stuff that gives me fits ;)
[1:03] <techsurvivor> doesn't help that I'm self taught
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[1:04] <techsurvivor> or maybe it does, who knows. I love it all nonetheless, embedded systems are awesome
[1:05] <t7> i are hardcore programmerz
[1:05] <kn1000> and yet directly at the hub with no load I'm getting 5.13v
[1:05] <kn1000> if this is crappy cabling I'm going to rage
[1:06] <kn1000> techsurvivor: reckon you could lose almost 1.3v to cabling?
[1:07] <techsurvivor> i doubt it. i don't even see how the rpi could function at 4.14 V that's waaaaay out of spec
[1:07] <IT_Sean> how crap are the cables?
[1:07] <kn1000> with a rpi size load on the hub the voltage dropped on the hub to about 5.06v
[1:08] <techsurvivor> maybe I'm missing something, is the rpi booting? if not ignore me, i thought you had a working system at 4.14 (on tp2->tp1 measurement)
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[1:09] <kn1000> yep was booting fine earlier although now it's not
[1:09] <kn1000> reading 3.9v on the pi testpoint
[1:10] <techsurvivor> ah so it's not working... i bet before you had > 4.8V
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[1:10] <techsurvivor> something might be damaged, take everything off the rpi and measure your test points, if you haven't already
[1:11] <MasterGeek> sounds like the power supply is degrading the longer you use it the hotter its getting
[1:11] <techsurvivor> hook the rpi up to your laptop or computer and bypass the power supply, and check your TP's
[1:11] <kn1000> yep has to be cheap cabling
[1:11] <kn1000> jesus christ
[1:11] <kn1000> get this
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[1:12] <techsurvivor> might have an almost broken power wire (ground or +5v)
[1:13] <kn1000> on a 3 meter long rather high guage microusb cable I read about 4.8v at the test points
[1:13] <kn1000> on some shitty free microusb cable that came with this hub
[1:13] <kn1000> less than 3.5v
[1:13] <techsurvivor> hahah
[1:13] <techsurvivor> you have a bad connection
[1:13] <techsurvivor> did you try the other cable? does it look fine now?
[1:14] <mru> is that the hardware equivalent of a memory leak?
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[1:15] <kn1000> techsurvivor: yep further testing reveals ultracrap cable
[1:16] <techsurvivor> maybe not all cables are built equally, now you have to go buy Monster cables :)
[1:16] <kn1000> which I am now salvaging for the microusb slot and I shall solder some higher quality stuff on there
[1:16] <mru> 99.9% pure oxygen-free copper
[1:16] <kn1000> gonna solder some higher gauge stuff on there, only a short distance <5cm needed
[1:16] <dirty_d> hmm
[1:17] <techsurvivor> well don't go nuts, i've seen very very few bad usb cable over the past 12 years or so i've been doing this stuff heh
[1:17] <dirty_d> anyone else have a problem with bootc's rpi-3.2.23?
[1:17] <dirty_d> or did i do something wrong
[1:17] <kn1000> STRANGE.
[1:17] <kn1000> Okay the pi won't power up unless something other than the psu is plugged in
[1:18] <ReggieUK> not all usb cables are built equally as far as the pi is concerned
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[1:18] <kn1000> yeah but almost 2v of loss on a cable 1 eighth the length
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[1:18] <kn1000> that's just depressing
[1:19] <ReggieUK> sure but measure the cables resistance
[1:19] <kn1000> can I do that with this multimeter? techsurvivor?
[1:19] <techsurvivor> sure
[1:19] <kn1000> how?
[1:19] <techsurvivor> put it in ohms mode
[1:19] <techsurvivor> the littls sigma
[1:19] <kn1000> got it
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[1:19] <techsurvivor> looks like broken O
[1:19] <kn1000> suitable scale?
[1:19] <techsurvivor> try 1k
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[1:20] <techsurvivor> if it's more than a few ohms that's just tragic heh
[1:20] <techsurvivor> even 100 if you have it
[1:20] <techsurvivor> i'm used to autoscaling I don't remember all the typical scales, i'm ruined ;)
[1:21] <techsurvivor> spoiled is a better term
[1:21] <kn1000> in 20's
[1:21] <IT_Sean> 20 ohms?
[1:21] <IT_Sean> that seems slightly high-ish, no?
[1:21] <mru> my favourite is forgetting the meter isn't auto-scaling, not noticing it's set to 200 uA, and connecting it to the mains :)
[1:22] <mru> 20 ohms for a cable seems high
[1:22] <techsurvivor> how did you manage to get your probe into a microusb anyway, they're a bit -small-
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[1:22] <IT_Sean> he's got a small probe?
[1:22] <IT_Sean> :p
[1:22] <techsurvivor> that is high
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[1:22] <techsurvivor> very high
[1:22] <IT_Sean> that's what i thought
[1:22] <techsurvivor> for a conductive cable, especially power
[1:22] <kn1000> no no
[1:22] <TheBrayn> ohm my god that's hi
[1:22] <kn1000> the scale goes up in 20s
[1:22] <TheBrayn> *high
[1:22] <kn1000> and I can't measure it just yet
[1:22] <techsurvivor> oh heh
[1:23] <haroldp> Would a 2.1A power supply be too much?
[1:23] <kn1000> probe doesn't fit inside the microusb connector
[1:23] <kn1000> haroldp: I'm on a 3A supply to a hub and it's great
[1:23] <techsurvivor> you'd need a special probe for that, one of those needle ones
[1:23] <haroldp> thanks.
[1:23] <kn1000> techsurvivor: screw this thing, I'll just cut it after I've done a little funny video on it for teh toobs.
[1:23] <techsurvivor> and magnifying glass if you're old like me
[1:24] <techsurvivor> there you go, it's not worth the time if you narrowed it down to the cable anyway
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[1:25] <techsurvivor> unless you're just curious. if you're curious about electronics build a couple kits from velleman or somethin g
[1:26] <kn1000> techsurvivor: I never was, but these days I'm ravenous for it
[1:26] <kn1000> and I will definitely take that recommendation into account!
[1:26] <techsurvivor> well there is lots of fun stuff on sparkfun and adafruit, and other places
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[1:26] <kn1000> the thing that's interested me about it the most is reading up on cheap atx psu power supplies
[1:26] * mru recommends reading "the art of electronics"
[1:26] <kn1000> and 'why
[1:27] <kn1000> they're cheap
[1:27] <mru> fake chinese caps :)
[1:27] <dirty_d> haroldp, never can have too much current
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[1:27] <techsurvivor> yeah you can make a cheap labsupply out of them
[1:27] <techsurvivor> not the best but hey, it's cheap
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[1:28] <haroldp> I think I have discovered what not enough current is like. :\
[1:28] <kn1000> fake chinese caps or missing caps, tiny coils, no ac filtering, tiny or overly large heatsinks, 4 diode treatment rather than rectifier bridge
[1:28] <kn1000> etc
[1:28] <mru> uhm, a rectifier bridge is 4 diodoes...
[1:28] <mru> -o
[1:29] <kn1000> is it?
[1:29] <techsurvivor> you can often tell the bad electrolytics by looking for a bulging cap http://www.capacitorlab.com/visible-failures/pic001.htm
[1:29] <techsurvivor> it can be 1 diode :)
[1:29] <dirty_d> kn1000, yup
[1:29] <techsurvivor> but yeah i guess if it's a bridge
[1:29] <kn1000> fair enough,
[1:29] <techsurvivor> 4 is the standard :) and fun to make
[1:30] <kn1000> http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&file=print&reid=71 < exploding psu's
[1:30] <dirty_d> i used one of those to make a hot plate powered smoker
[1:30] <techsurvivor> i love all the electronics destruction videos on youtube
[1:30] <kn1000> was a damn interesting article and I've read probably 60+ of the psu reviews on that site, even though I don't need one
[1:30] <kn1000> lol
[1:30] <dirty_d> 120vac was too muhc, so it got 120vac half-wave
[1:30] <kn1000> guy just places the rated load on the psu via a sunmoon load testor
[1:31] <kn1000> tester* and then tracks the voltage leaving it
[1:31] <mru> the interesting thing is often how a psu reacts to sudden changes in load
[1:32] <kn1000> he does crossloading tests and stuff like that on proper psus
[1:32] <kn1000> these cheap ones don't last long enough
[1:32] <kn1000> lol
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[1:33] <dirty_d> I've had good luck with electronics
[1:33] <dirty_d> the only thing i think ive ever had just stop working, was a chinese welder.
[1:33] <dirty_d> and anything that i've made
[1:34] <ziltro2> Did you forget to feed the Chinese welder? :)
[1:34] <IT_Sean> lol
[1:34] <dirty_d> i fed him 240V to the face
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[1:36] <ziltro2> I was told a story recently about someone, I think in the Philipenes, who was welding using a couple of cables clamped to the overhead three-phase lines.
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[1:36] <mru> might work
[1:36] <ziltro2> Apparently you can weld with high voltage. :)
[1:37] <ziltro2> I suspect it might cause... issues.
[1:37] <dirty_d> i dunno if i believe that
[1:37] <mru> that's how arc welders work
[1:37] <techsurvivor> seems legit
[1:37] <dirty_d> mru, theyre low voltage
[1:37] <mru> high enough to get an arc
[1:37] <dirty_d> 48V
[1:37] <mranostay> dirty_d: low?
[1:37] <ziltro2> But the transformer could provide a lot of current.
[1:37] <dirty_d> probably 24 while welding
[1:37] <ziltro2> Especially if un-fused...
[1:37] <kn1000> wait a sec
[1:37] <techsurvivor> that's a big reason why india's power grid has been failing too, heh almost 50% of the load is just randome people freeloading on the system
[1:37] <kn1000> how much of a voltage loss occurs due to the polyfuses?
[1:38] <techsurvivor> "i think i'll just hook in, unmetered, right about here"
[1:38] <dirty_d> mranostay, yup, you cna make a very powerful arc welder with 3 car batteries
[1:38] <dirty_d> too powerful actually
[1:38] <IT_Sean> heh
[1:38] <ziltro2> Even more powerful with three cars.
[1:38] <techsurvivor> there are youtube videos of that dirty_d
[1:38] <dirty_d> techsurvivor, ive done it
[1:38] <dirty_d> to weld a trailer my welder couldnt reach
[1:38] <dirty_d> came out like crap
[1:38] <kn1000> btw thanks guys
[1:39] <dirty_d> i probably had like 250A on a 3/32" rod
[1:39] <techsurvivor> ah awesome, i saw a guy doing it on youtube. i don't recall the quality o fthe weld
[1:39] <kn1000> not strictly rpi related but still damn interesting
[1:39] <mru> dirty_d: how did you get the arc started?
[1:39] <dirty_d> mru, same way as on a welder, you just scratch the rod
[1:40] <dirty_d> mru, 36V is more than enough to start a high current arc
[1:40] <IT_Sean> talking about emergency arc welding? With a rod & a truck battery?
[1:40] <IT_Sean> It can be done, but, it's a shit weld. Better than no weld at all though, when you have no other choice.
[1:41] <dirty_d> IT_Sean, yea, its only bad because you have no current control
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[1:41] <ziltro2> How do you normally control current?
[1:41] <ziltro2> Big resistor? ;)
[1:41] <IT_Sean> ! Sorry... forgot this was #raspberrypi. Pardon my french.
[1:41] <dirty_d> you could use like a 1/8" iron wire submerged in water
[1:41] <ReggieUK> IT_Sean, language!
[1:41] <IT_Sean> sorry ReggieUK!!!
[1:41] <IT_Sean> :(
[1:41] <ziltro2> Or AC and a coil?
[1:41] <dirty_d> ziltro2, on an arc welder its some kinda variable transformer
[1:41] <ReggieUK> GOOD MANN!!!! ;)
[1:42] <ziltro2> Ah like a variac?
[1:42] <kn1000> oooh
[1:42] <dirty_d> sorta, but in discrete steps i guess
[1:42] <kn1000> does anyone know if the testpoints are wired behind the polyfuses
[1:42] <mru> a constant current regulator is simple in principle
[1:42] <dirty_d> in more modern welders its with transistor switching
[1:42] <kn1000> because that _may_ account for the .3ish v loss
[1:42] <mru> building one capable of very high currents is a bit trickier of course
[1:42] <dirty_d> mru, exactly
[1:43] <ziltro2> Mmm I like the idea of high current transistors.
[1:43] <ziltro2> Not valves then?
[1:43] <ziltro2> Or are they too high voltage?
[1:43] <dirty_d> ziltro2, ived used those for a motor controller for an electric bike
[1:43] <dirty_d> 140A supposedly
[1:43] <ziltro2> Big FETs?
[1:43] <dirty_d> but limited by the package leads to 75A or something
[1:43] <dirty_d> mosfets yea
[1:43] <dirty_d> theyre expensive though, and it hurts your feeling if they blow
[1:44] <ziltro2> I'll want something like that for my electric car. If it ever happens.
[1:44] <dirty_d> ziltro2, id use an IGBT module for that
[1:44] <dirty_d> off ebay
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[1:44] <dirty_d> theyre like 1200V 600A
[1:44] <mru> if you like high-power electronics, pay a visit to a power plant
[1:44] <ziltro2> Ah, okay... I have to make the steam engine first... ;)
[1:46] <dirty_d> the only real obstacle in the way of making your own electric car affordably are the batteries
[1:46] <ziltro2> Hence steam engine...
[1:47] <ziltro2> Nuclear would be great. Doubt I can get any nuclear though.
[1:47] <dirty_d> might be tough
[1:49] <dirty_d> hmm, symlink error on unzipping bootc's kernel source
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[1:52] <dirty_d> hrrm, is there any way to download a tar.gz from github?
[1:53] <mru> yes
[1:53] <mru> click "downloads", then "download as tar.gz"
[1:53] <dirty_d> i think i figured it out
[1:54] <dirty_d> that wont let you download a certain branch though right?
[1:54] <mru> it should
[1:54] <dirty_d> i just changed the zipball to tarball on the link from the main page
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[2:04] <kn1000> wow
[2:04] <kn1000> almost 60gb of torrent downloaded on the pi
[2:04] <kn1000> latest rpi-update and new psu is allowing consistent 1.5MB/s torrenting
[2:04] <Lacer> Nice.
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[2:15] <t7> but i have a 60Mb/s connection
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[2:17] <x29a> t7: build a cluster ;)
[2:20] <kn1000> t7: I've got a 40Mb/s
[2:21] <Lacer> 512 kbs ;_;
[2:22] <t7> lel
[2:22] <t7> you live in africa?
[2:22] <kn1000> hehe I had 6mb/s, thought that was slow
[2:23] <kn1000> I can get 4.5MB/s out of the raspberry pi via wget
[2:23] <t7> its quite common to have 2-6 here still
[2:23] <kn1000> transmission and mount.ntfs seems to really eat up the processor
[2:23] <t7> kn1000: are you running a gui?
[2:24] <kn1000> t7: nah, ssh'd in
[2:24] <t7> same
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[2:25] <t7> whats the read speed on a basic spinny Sata drive?
[2:25] <Mrgoose2> 5400
[2:25] <Mrgoose2> oh
[2:25] <kn1000> via sata you'll get about 50MB/s either way
[2:25] <kn1000> on usb down to about 30ish, if it's particularly good or formatted to ext4 you may get 60ish
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[2:26] <t7> is the pi usb 2.0?
[2:26] <Mrgoose2> is NFS faster than SAMBA?
[2:26] <kn1000> t7: It is
[2:27] <kn1000> I get about 25MB/s a second out of the pi via samba and an external usb sata disk
[2:27] <t7> maybe i should use a usb drive rather than sd card
[2:27] <kn1000> t7: what are you trying to do
[2:27] <t7> make it faster
[2:28] <Xark> For references, I get this on my 5400 2.5" sata/usb drive on RPi I get 20MB/sec (via hdparm -Tt)
[2:28] <Mrgoose2> usb drive is a lot faster than the sdcard?
[2:28] <Mrgoose2> would that also be better for running xbmc?
[2:28] <t7> i have class 10 which is 10MB a sec i think
[2:28] <kn1000> bearing in mind the sdcard and usb ports are on the same bus
[2:28] <kn1000> afaik
[2:29] <Xark> The SD card is about the same transfer rate for me, but no seeks.
[2:29] <SIFTU> kn1000: are you powering the usb drive by a USB hub? if so which one
[2:29] <kn1000> SIFTU: Before I was using some duronic hub that kept crapping out
[2:29] <kn1000> now I'm using<gets link>
[2:30] <kn1000> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-Amp-7-Port-USB-Powered-Hub-for-Raspberry-Pi-Includes-Micro-USB-cable-to-Power-/330761421344?pt=UK_Computing_USB_Cables&hash=item4d02eac220
[2:30] <Habbie> t7, class 10 only says 'will *write* 10mbyte/sec if there is no fragmentation'
[2:30] <Habbie> t7, no guarantee about read speed there
[2:30] <kn1000> I'd personally recommend a sandisk extreme sd card
[2:30] <Habbie> t7, and from what i've seen so far i doubt the pi would make the 10 mbyte/sec happen anyway
[2:30] <kn1000> get 30MB/s read and write (which is the interfaces max xD
[2:30] <SIFTU> kn1000: ok thanks.. is it big?
[2:31] <kn1000> SIFTU: tiny, the hub itself is smaller than the pi itself
[2:31] <Habbie> kn1000, how fast is it on the pi?
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[2:31] <kn1000> the psu plug itself is a little large
[2:31] <kn1000> not massive, but largish
[2:31] <kn1000> Habbie: Fast enough to not be a problem, I mean it boots in about 30 seconds
[2:31] <SIFTU> kn1000: I'm trying to jam a pi, usb hub and 5400 rpm drive in a 3.5" HDD
[2:31] <kn1000> SIFTU: I may have seen your post on somewhere
[2:31] * Xark is using a Sandisk extreme 4GB (no issues with RPi - but I mostly just boot from it)
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[2:32] <kn1000> SIFTU: You may need to disassemble the hub to make it smaller, it's quite thick
[2:32] <kn1000> want a photo?
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[2:34] <SIFTU> kn1000: yeah thanks
[2:34] <SIFTU> kn1000: no i didnt post.. but I want to deploy them in a bunch of remote locations for offsite backup, and they will call home with reverse ssh connections
[2:35] <kn1000> ah that sounds pretty cool actually
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[2:36] <SIFTU> kn1000: yeah not sure if I'm going to use lsyncd or tahoefs etc
[2:36] <SIFTU> but I have my central console coded for all the reverse ssh connections
[2:37] <kn1000> I apologize for the facebook
[2:37] <kn1000> but here's the photo! https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/432134_3295469759232_1784753357_n.jpg
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[2:37] <kn1000> SIFTU: just be careful about their stability, I think there's a way to reboot the device if some low level app detects a crash
[2:37] <SIFTU> kn1000: I can just get the person at the other end to unplug it and plug it in again
[2:38] <kn1000> SIFTU: ah as long as it isn't mission critical
[2:38] <SIFTU> kn1000: personal backups, and I have a few copies
[2:39] <kn1000> I might make my own pi case out of something
[2:39] <SIFTU> I just drop them at multiple peoples houses
[2:39] <kn1000> external hard drive enclosure sounds cool, and I've got one spare, but it's solid metal and I don't have a dremel yet
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[3:47] <bitplane> Hi all, just plugging my raspberry pi in for the first time and not getting anything on the screen. not sure what to expect
[3:48] <bitplane> also my sd card doesn't show anything in gparted
[3:49] <PhotoJim> sounds like you miswrote the image, maybe. or didn't write it to where you think you did.
[3:49] <yehnan> does the OK led on rpi board flashing?
[3:49] <bitplane> no, I just get a red light
[3:50] <bitplane> is anything supposed to happen if I boot without the sd card?
[3:50] <yehnan> bitplane: agree with PhotoJim. I think you should confirm "writing image file successfully to the sd card" first.
[3:50] <yehnan> bitplane: only PWR led will be on. nothing else.
[3:51] <yehnan> bitplane: what image file do you use? what host OS are you using now? what image file writer software are you using?
[3:51] <bitplane> okay, I guess I'll start by verifying the IMG file and work my way from there, thanks :)
[3:51] <bitplane> I'm in Ubuntu and used dd
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[3:52] <maicod> Ionic` you there ?
[3:53] <yehnan> bitplane: well, do it again. in Gparted, you should see three partitions in sd card after writing image.
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[3:54] <bitplane> hmm my zip sha1sum matches, I guess I have a duff SD card :(
[3:54] <yehnan> bitplane: assuming you use raspbian image file.
[3:54] <maicod> my lego case :) http://s1152.photobucket.com/albums/p499/maicod/?action=view&current=IMG_3564.jpg
[3:54] <maicod> click next button to see more photos :)
[3:54] <bitplane> yeah the debian one
[3:54] <Ionic`> maicod: yeah
[3:55] <maicod> ionic: Hi :)
[3:56] <yehnan> bitplane: check if your sd card is on the working card list http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeripherals#SD_cards
[3:56] <maicod> ionic: I haven't yet tested the SDcards ID etc. but I will try in maybe an hour or so. I've been busy with other things and quite tired :)
[3:56] <bitplane> parted shows the mmc/sd block device to have 4mb unallocated followed by 7.40GiB of unknown
[3:57] <yehnan> bitplane: if your sd card is on the not-working list, doesn't necessarily mean the card is bad....because the list is a bit outdated.
[3:57] <Ionic`> ok
[3:57] <yehnan> bitplane: that's ok
[3:57] <techsurvivor> what command did you type to write the image?
[3:57] <maicod> ionic: one thing I did make was this :) http://s1152.photobucket.com/albums/p499/maicod/?action=view&current=IMG_3564.jpg#!oZZ1QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2Fs1152.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fp499%2Fmaicod%2F%3Faction%3Dview%26current%3DIMG_3564.jpg
[3:57] <maicod> huh
[3:57] <maicod> the url is longer now :(
[3:57] <Ionic`> lol
[3:57] <maicod> http://s1152.photobucket.com/albums/p499/maicod/?action=view&current=IMG_3564.jpg
[3:58] <maicod> hit next for the next photo of the 'case'
[3:58] <bitplane> sudo dd bs=1M if=2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian.img of=/dev/mmcblk0p1
[3:58] <techsurvivor> you did that on what system?
[3:59] <bitplane> oh... have a confused a partition for a device?
[3:59] <bitplane> Ubuntu 12.04
[3:59] <techsurvivor> should that 1 be on the end ?
[3:59] <techsurvivor> possibly, I didn't do it on debian that is a common problem though
[4:00] <techsurvivor> like for example writing to /dev/sdc1 instead of /dev/sdc would be an issue :)
[4:00] <techsurvivor> what does /proc/partitions show?
[4:00] <bitplane> duh yeah I've written to partition 1!
[4:00] <maicod> ionic: u've seen the pics?
[4:00] <Ionic`> yeah
[4:00] <techsurvivor> don't use a partition number is what I'm getting at
[4:00] <maicod> heehhe LOL
[4:00] <maicod> cool eh :)
[4:00] <bitplane> thanks :)
[4:00] <PhotoJim> yes, write to /dev/mmcblk0
[4:01] <PhotoJim> that's the "top" of the device
[4:01] <bitplane> doing that now :)
[4:01] <techsurvivor> it will probably work now
[4:01] <bitplane> no wonder there was a 4mb space on the thing and gparted couldn't read it
[4:01] <bitplane> must have been old bootloader from my sheevaplug
[4:01] <techsurvivor> it's a little tricky
[4:01] <yehnan> bitplane: congratulations. :)
[4:02] <bitplane> thanks guys, needed that sanity check.. it's 3am here
[4:02] <maicod> techsurvivor: now even survived the software :)
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[4:03] <bitplane> I'm jealous of your lego, my parents gave mine away many many years ago
[4:04] <maicod> bitplane: I lost mine too and got new ones recently
[4:04] <maicod> it was 450 pieces for 14 euros
[4:04] <bitplane> it was mostly an accumulated collection from other family members who grew up and handed them down, so it's only fair I spose
[4:04] <bitplane> had enough to build a small city!
[4:04] <maicod> yeah when I was small my brothers and sister shared the lego
[4:04] <maicod> LOL
[4:05] <maicod> only thing I miss is the flat board like pieces
[4:05] <maicod> thin ones
[4:05] <maicod> bitplane: why not get new stones ?
[4:06] <bitplane> I guess I'll pick some up at some point, but saturday is written off already
[4:06] <maicod> OK
[4:06] <maicod> lego is for every kid :)
[4:06] <maicod> we're all kids in a sense :)
[4:07] <mrdragons> I still play with legos. >.>
[4:07] <maicod> yeah why not :)
[4:07] <bitplane> gotta stay creative :)
[4:07] <maicod> hehe indeed
[4:07] <maicod> I remember my old stones were quite dirty
[4:07] <maicod> but u can wash 'em in soapy water :)
[4:08] <bitplane> cool, dd worked that time. is it worth me expanding the partition for system files, or is 2gb plenty of space and I should add a new one for /home?
[4:08] <maicod> bitplane: I believe home uses the same system partititon
[4:08] <maicod> doesnt it?
[4:09] <DaQatz> http://www.midwestsupplies.com/plain-u-s-flag-caps-144-ct.html Should I cap some bottles with these?
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[4:09] <bitplane> usually, but if you mount it somewhere else you can wipe your system without losing your data
[4:09] <maicod> indeed
[4:10] <bitplane> ah screw it, i'll expand it to the full card.. don't wanna run out of space when I go on an apt-get shopping spree
[4:10] <maicod> so move home and edit fstab :)
[4:11] * maicod used gparted :)
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[4:11] <maicod> ionic u probably busy ? don't worry I will need to take a pause from the computer soon anyways
[4:12] <Ionic`> huh?
[4:12] <Ionic`> what?
[4:12] <maicod> scroll up :)
[4:12] <Ionic`> I've done some testing
[4:12] <Ionic`> meh
[4:12] <maicod> oh OK hehe
[4:12] <maicod> meh
[4:12] <maicod> what kinda test ?
[4:12] <Ionic`> don't wanna read everything
[4:13] <Ionic`> a friend asked me if I could test the vserver stuff he's launching soon
[4:13] <maicod> I said u're probably busy ;)
[4:13] <maicod> as in virtual server ?
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[4:13] <maicod> dunno what vserver is :)
[4:13] <Ionic`> yeah
[4:13] <Ionic`> virtualized server
[4:13] <maicod> on the Pi ???
[4:14] <maicod> vmware on the Pi LOL
[4:14] <Ionic`> nah
[4:14] <Ionic`> on a real server
[4:14] <maicod> hehe thought so
[4:15] <mru> the pi seems a bit towards the small end for that
[4:15] <maicod> Pi's are litle lazy :)
[4:15] <maicod> yeah:)
[4:15] <mru> not to mention it lacks hw support for such things
[4:15] <mru> need a cortex-a15 for that
[4:15] <maicod> does it really need to have cpu hw support ? my pentium4 hasnt got it either and vmware works fine :)
[4:16] <mru> the overhead is much lower with hw support
[4:16] <maicod> oh like that
[4:16] <maicod> ofcourse
[4:16] <maicod> newer cpu's have it builtin huh
[4:16] * maicod needs a new pc :P
[4:16] <mru> they have things like nested page tables
[4:17] <maicod> oh ok
[4:17] <mru> and a bunch of instructions can be set to trap to the hypervisor
[4:17] * Ionic` needs a new maicod
[4:17] <maicod> OK hypervisor is the controller of all vms huh?
[4:18] <maicod> ionic: LOL
[4:18] <mru> yes
[4:18] <maicod> ok like the window of vmware on my pc :)
[4:18] <mru> it's a level above the supervisor (aka OS)
[4:18] <maicod> cool stuff that virtualisation
[4:18] <mru> now a hosted hypervisor complicates stuff a little
[4:19] <Ionic`> hypervisor iis your host system
[4:19] <mru> in a 'pure' setup, yes
[4:19] <maicod> ionic: I'll return you @ the empty bottles department :)
[4:19] <mru> not with things like vmware workstation
[4:20] <mru> there the hypervisor runs in cooperation with a host OS
[4:20] <Ionic`> true
[4:20] <maicod> mru: the hypervisor runs as an OS instead of IN an OS ?
[4:21] <bitplane> awesome, I'm up and running! gonna have some fun with this in the morning. Thanks again for the help!
[4:21] <maicod> goodluck bitplane
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[4:22] <mru> with products like vmware esx server (or whatever they call it these days), the hypervisor has full control of the hw, which it allocates to the guest VMs inside, each of which runs an OS
[4:23] <maicod> yeah bit does the hypervisor need an OS to run inside of it ?
[4:23] <maicod> like vmware runs in my windows ?
[4:23] <PhotoJim> yay, my second pi is running.
[4:23] <mru> the hypervisor is an OS of sorts
[4:23] <maicod> bit=but
[4:23] <maicod> thats what I meant mru
[4:23] <Ionic`> a pass-through OS
[4:23] <Ionic`> if you want
[4:23] <maicod> right !
[4:23] <maicod> thats better than using windows or such and run vmware inside it
[4:23] <Ionic`> uhm
[4:24] <Ionic`> what?
[4:24] <mru> depends on what you need
[4:24] <mru> it can certainly be more robust
[4:24] <mru> the hypervisor is generally quite small
[4:24] <maicod> well instead of running vmware workstation in your real OS you just run the hypervisor in its own little OS
[4:25] <maicod> sounds cool :)
[4:25] <mru> but then you need to run all your real stuff in a virtual machine
[4:25] <maicod> yeah
[4:25] <maicod> thats true
[4:25] <mru> which is a bit slower than running the OS directly on the hw
[4:25] <maicod> indeed
[4:25] <mru> and gaming is probably out of the question
[4:25] <maicod> :)
[4:26] <Hodapp> mru: VMs can run plenty fast for gaming if the guest can do OpenGL passthrough acceptbly
[4:26] <Hodapp> VirtualBox supports this on a lot of guests
[4:26] <maicod> but I mean like companies who have many virtual servers
[4:26] <mru> with a hosted hypervisor, the host OS has full control and runs at full speed
[4:26] <mru> but if the host OS crashes, all the VMs go down with it
[4:26] <maicod> they use BIG servers that run virtual servers inside
[4:27] <mru> mainframes do most of that stuff entirely in hw
[4:27] <mru> have done since the 70s
[4:27] <maicod> ok
[4:27] * maicod is off to a pause now
[4:27] <maicod> back later
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[4:28] <mru> if all you need to do is run the odd app in another OS, a hosted VM is probably the best choice
[4:28] <maicod_afk> yeah like I have here now
[4:28] <maicod_afk> run ubuntu in my windows xp :P
[4:28] <maicod_afk> ionic said I should vv it :)
[4:28] <Ionic`> ?
[4:28] <Ionic`> what did I?!
[4:29] <maicod_afk> run virtual windows in real ubuntu
[4:29] <maicod_afk> instead of using windows as a base :P
[4:30] <maicod_afk> or other linux distro ofc
[4:30] <mru> that's probably a better idea
[4:31] <maicod_afk> but I grow up with windows :)
[4:31] <mru> just think of it this way: which one is more likely to crash?
[4:31] <maicod_afk> I mean I've grown up
[4:31] <maicod_afk> hehe yeah
[4:31] <Ionic`> uhm
[4:31] <Ionic`> when have I ever said that?
[4:31] <mru> Ionic`: are you calling him a liar? :)
[4:31] <maicod_afk> ionic: I remembered that you made such a remark but maybe it wasnt you but someone else
[4:31] <Ionic`> I would never, ever recommend Ubuntu
[4:31] <Ionic`> not even virtualized
[4:32] <mru> that makes two of us
[4:32] <mru> but if someone insisted on running ubuntu and windows, I'd recommend windows be the guest
[4:32] <Ionic`> hm
[4:32] <Ionic`> nope, I'd recommend the other way 'round
[4:33] <mru> why?
[4:33] <Ionic`> migrating a linux-vm is easy
[4:33] <Ionic`> try to migrate a windows-vm and die
[4:33] <maicod_afk> ionic: heheh
[4:33] <maicod_afk> ok guys i'm out for now
[4:33] <Ionic`> also, I've had bugs with different virtualization technologies and windows guests, like locking up for 2 seconds or so every x minutes, with x quite small
[4:34] <mru> guest locking up or host locking up?
[4:34] <Ionic`> guest
[4:34] <Ionic`> only the vm
[4:35] <Ionic`> it vanished when I switched from virtualbox to kvm
[4:35] <mru> hmm, I've seen such lockups too
[4:35] <Ionic`> but this switch also meant reinstalling windows and transfering all the data
[4:35] <mru> running win7 in vbox
[4:35] <Ionic`> right
[4:35] <Ionic`> that. :)
[4:35] <mru> but I only do it for a few minutes every few months
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[4:36] <Ionic`> to the best of my knowledge, windows behaves better on real hardware, while linux just doesn't care
[4:36] <mru> linux is aware of the hypervisor
[4:36] <mru> and plays nice
[4:36] <Ionic`> even when it's not aware, it mostly plays nice
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[4:37] <Ionic`> so if you want to save yourself some headaches, windows as host and linux as guest is the way to go
[4:37] <mru> actually, that would be far worse for me
[4:38] <Ionic`> (asuming you're using both systems daily and extensively)
[4:38] <mru> I do everything in linux
[4:38] <Ionic`> both of them
[4:38] <mru> except when I need to file an expense claim
[4:38] <mru> that's done on a stupid website that really only works with IE
[4:39] <mrdragons> mru: Surely you could spoof the user agent with firefox?
[4:39] <mru> that gets past the initial block
[4:39] <mru> but it really doesn't work
[4:39] <mru> I never bothered finding out why
[4:40] <mrdragons> I didn't think anyone actually made websites like that any more. 0_o
[4:40] <mru> enterprisey people do
[4:40] <Ionic`> mru: if you just need the windows guest every now and then, sure, linux as host and windows as guest
[4:41] <Ionic`> I was assuming that both systems are used equally extensive
[4:41] <mru> then I'd get another real computer
[4:41] <mru> or rather, use one of the ones just standing around
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[4:43] <Ionic`> well...
[4:44] <Ionic`> what if you haven't got one? :p
[4:44] <mru> PCs are cheap
[4:44] <Ionic`> however, your one PC is fast as hell
[4:44] <Ionic`> nah
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[4:47] <dirty_d> well my rpi is now a router
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[4:48] <mru> don't you need at least 2 network ports for that?
[4:48] <dirty_d> mru, my uplink is wifi
[4:48] <mru> ah
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[4:51] <dirty_d> now i need a 2nd rpi for movies
[4:52] <Hodapp> pffft
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[4:52] <Mrgoose2> dirty_d: why a second one
[4:53] <dirty_d> Mrgoose2, i cant get a good signal in my bedroom, and its hard to get an ethernet cable in there
[4:54] <dirty_d> so i was going to get a 2nd to go in my bedroom with antoerh wifi card to connect to my wifi network
[4:54] <dirty_d> two wifi networks, to the internet, and local network
[4:55] <dirty_d> bu the internet one is a weak signal
[4:55] <heathkid> what are you all using for wifi?
[4:55] <dirty_d> i got the tplik 722 something off newegg
[4:55] <dirty_d> highest rated usb wifi adapter
[4:55] <dirty_d> cant go wrong with that
[4:56] <heathkid> tplink seems to work...
[4:56] <dirty_d> and i made sure to chec the rpi verified hardware list
[4:56] <heathkid> do you have a link to that? (so I don't have to search for hours?) :)
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[5:00] <dirty_d> heathkid, yup, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704045
[5:00] <dirty_d> price dropped $2 since i bought it a week ago
[5:01] <dirty_d> 4.7MB/s from my rpi
[5:02] <dirty_d> everyone else get similar throughput?
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[5:03] <factoid> Anyone here knowledgeable about the firmware stuff?
[5:04] <factoid> I'm trying to determine if there's enough exposed API to implement a kernel DRM driver.
[5:04] <factoid> Or if perhaps one already exists and I've just missed it somewhere.
[5:06] <neofutur> you already heard about http://directfb.org/kleistpark/nightlies-rpi/ ?
[5:07] <dirty_d> i need a new tv
[5:07] <Mrgoose2> im gonna try to setup raspbmc tomorrow
[5:08] <dirty_d> im way too oldschool
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[5:08] <dirty_d> i just use archlinuc and a shell script as a movie player
[5:09] <dirty_d> its just a wildcard search for movie names then lets you select which match
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[5:22] <Mrgoose2> anyone here actually running raspbmc?
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[5:30] <maicod> Ionic`: the Pi is booted so I can try hdparm -tT/uname -a and the Extrememory ID. What command to issue for getting the SDcards ID's ?
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[5:54] <SuperRoach> Good evening. Can anyone recommend a wifi dongle from Dealextreme I could use with raspbian? : )
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[5:59] <cjbaird> http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeripherals#Working_USB_Wifi_Adapters
[6:00] <SuperRoach> Fantastic, thank you.
[6:00] <Ionic`> maicod: wiki
[6:01] <Ionic`> maicod: http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeripherals#SD_cards
[6:01] <SuperRoach> Ah. Preferably I'd like to avoid using a usb powered hub - can wifi dongles be set to a low power mode for shorter range, or are there dongles which behave in that way?
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[6:02] <Ionic`> SuperRoach: generally, no
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[6:02] <maicod> ionic: thanks I had meanwhile found that myself LOLz
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[6:03] <scooty_puff> anyone else ordered a pi from rs?
[6:03] <maicod> ionic: man:0x000003 oem:0x5344 name:SMI hwrev:0x1 fwrev:0x0
[6:04] <Ionic`> maicod: man:0x000003 oem:0x5344 name:SMI hwrev:0x1 fwrev:0x0
[6:04] <Lacer> I did, scooty_puff.
[6:04] <Ionic`> looks fine to me
[6:04] <Ionic`> it could still be fake but somehow I really doubt that...
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[6:05] <scooty_puff> what number were you
[6:05] <Lacer> Number?
[6:06] <maicod> ionic: I doubt it too. I say its not a fake then :) was this your cards ID that you pasted under mine ?
[6:06] <maicod> its identical !
[6:06] <scooty_puff> order number
[6:06] <maicod> scooty: my 1st Pi came from RS
[6:07] <maicod> I was 347..
[6:07] <maicod> 34000 something
[6:07] <Ionic`> maicod: yes
[6:07] <maicod> ionic: cool then :)
[6:08] <Ionic`> so, did you try the speed with a newer kernel?
[6:08] <maicod> not yet
[6:08] <Ionic`> preferably the newest raspbian image?
[6:08] <maicod> I hate typing on this laptop btw
[6:08] <scooty_puff> i ordered one about a month ago and i am 132XXX
[6:08] <maicod> I don't sit straight in front of it since the Pi and this laptop is on the table :(
[6:08] <scooty_puff> its going to take forever
[6:09] <maicod> scooty_puff: that 34xxx fromme has been delivered ages ago so dont worry
[6:09] <Ionic`> lol
[6:09] <maicod> ionic: will come back . I need to go to irc on the laptop. I'm now using a vnc connection LOL
[6:10] <maicod> brbr
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[6:10] <Ionic`> uhm ok
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[6:10] <maicod> :)
[6:11] <maicod> still not sit straight in front of my laptop though :(
[6:11] <maicod> Ionic`: Linux raspberrypi 3.1.9+ #90 Wed Apr 18 18:23:05 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux
[6:11] <maicod> it said with uname -a
[6:11] <maicod> its the old image from 19-4
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[6:17] <maicod> if I want to DD my sdcard but not all of it because the las partition ends way before end of sdcards physical sectors can I then just dd up to the last sector used by the last partition ?
[6:17] <maicod> if I want to DD my sdcard but not all of it because the last partition ends way before end of sdcards maximum physical sector can I then just dd up to the last sector used by the last partition ?
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[6:19] <cjbaird> Hot rpi on rpi on rpi on rpi on rpi action! ... http://i.imgur.com/2UrKN.jpg
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[6:20] <maicod> lol whats that setup for ?
[6:20] <maicod> neat case/shelves btw
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[6:21] <maicod> u making a supercomputer out of many Pi's :)
[6:22] <prpplague> HA
[6:22] <cjbaird> I did 'distributed computing' as a final-year subject at Uni... And I've always want a home cluster-- and now the Raspberry Pi allows such /without massive electricity bills/ :P :)
[6:22] <maicod> yeah :)
[6:23] <maicod> you might get total processing power of ............ ONE I3 or so :)
[6:23] <cjbaird> That lot should use under 20 watts.. Acceptible for 24/7
[6:23] <maicod> but the distribution sounds cool
[6:24] <maicod> I still use a pentium1 for that . it uses 40 watts or such :)
[6:24] <cjbaird> I've already done a test with distcc-- with 3 nodes, it did an entire kernel compile in 137 minutes (..down from ?7 hours)
[6:24] <maicod> cool !
[6:24] <maicod> the shelves are made of wood huh?
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[6:25] <cjbaird> No, some plastic laminate-- they were 'colour matching swatches' for floor tiles at the local hardware store-- 15x25cm for $1
[6:25] <taipres> hi guys
[6:25] <maicod> oh LOL
[6:26] <maicod> oh stales :)
[6:26] <taipres> this isn't related to raspi directly but you're all hardware experts, this is a problem i'm facing need advice if you could be so kind
[6:26] <cjbaird> They're probably a bit more robust than wood.
[6:26] <taipres> http://s15.postimage.org/uuk94uxaj/P1010352.jpg
[6:26] <taipres> http://s12.postimage.org/rkox6zs25/P1010357.jpg
[6:26] <maicod> how did you fix the boards ?
[6:26] <taipres> not sure if fire hazard or what, it turns on still, not sure how to get that piece out either
[6:26] <maicod> the Pi's to the tiles I mean
[6:27] <cjbaird> just thin cable ties
[6:27] <maicod> oh not sure if the Pi has any mounting holes in the board
[6:27] <maicod> does it ?
[6:27] <maicod> MINE
[6:27] <maicod> mine is currently inside Lego ;)
[6:27] <Mr_Sheesh> taipres - Thats the ground pin so just grab with pliers and remove it; then replace the plug with a 3 wire one
[6:28] <maicod> cjbaird: http://s1152.photobucket.com/albums/p499/maicod/?action=view&current=IMG_3567.jpg
[6:28] <taipres> is the plug easy to replace?
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[6:30] <Mr_Sheesh> You'd just need to strip the wires back & insert them into a plug ($5ish at a hardware shop) - Try to keep the same wire orientations to the two flat plug parts as in the original? (Mark the insulation so you know which is which, and use a continuity meter to figure out which wire is which)
[6:30] <Mr_Sheesh> It's pretty easy, diagonal cutters and a screwdriver type of job
[6:30] <cjbaird> another cluster-setup rigging test: http://i.imgur.com/uhM0Q.jpg
[6:31] <maicod> they look so sweet cjbaird ;0
[6:31] <maicod> :)
[6:31] <taipres> thanks Mr_Sheesh sounds like it'll be a challenge for me, cuttin up wires not my thing
[6:31] <cjbaird> That's the Earthing pin? ...the AC device might still work without it.
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[6:32] <taipres> was hopping it'd just pop off and I could pop a new one on lol
[6:32] <taipres> glad it's fixable though,maybe
[6:32] <taipres> me and that microwave have lot of history
[6:32] <maicod> :)
[6:33] <Mr_Sheesh> taipres - Uh oh :) I've rewired houses & usually do EE stuff so it's easy for me, but YMMV of course!
[6:34] <taipres> if I run this without the grounded part just plugin 2
[6:34] <taipres> I have a converter thing, is that safe?
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[6:35] <taipres> converter or whatever its called has 3 so can plugin to it, and my broken cable with its 2 into that?
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[6:43] <taipres> 3 Prong to 2 prong grounding converter
[6:43] <taipres> doesn't evne look like they sell the opposite :\
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[7:15] <taipres> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnncXVpoL3g&feature=related good vid thus far
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[7:20] <home> so I got my raspberry pi
[7:20] <home> what do I do nw?
[7:21] <home> I got a minisd adapter
[7:21] <acausal> everything
[7:21] <taipres> Mr_Sheesh
[7:21] <taipres> to pull the ground out the socket do I need to cut the power?
[7:22] <Mr_Sheesh> taipres - No, ground is safe, just don't push anything metal into the 2 flat tabs while doing that (the smaller tab is "hot" and the other one "neutral" and the hot one's the dangerous one)
[7:22] <home> need to mod firmware
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[7:24] <home> I want to use raspbian
[7:24] <acausal> acausal's law: both tabs are hot. touch neither
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[7:26] <taipres> ok so I can use something metal to yank it out?
[7:26] <taipres> like plyers? thinking about using a towel around them to be safe
[7:27] <acausal> any moisture on the towel could turn it into a conductor
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[7:27] <home> guys
[7:28] <home> what should I install on raspberry pi XD
[7:28] <home> what os?
[7:28] <Lacer> If you're new to things, Raspbian is a good start.
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[7:33] <Mr_Sheesh> acausal - Seems an acceptable precaution. The ground pin tho is safe :)
[7:34] <Mr_Sheesh> taipres - Yes, should be fine with a leatherman tool or even regular pliers
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[8:36] <home> someone tell me why I cant kill this fat16 sd card
[8:36] <home> please
[8:36] <home> XD I need to be able to shrink parition..
[8:36] <trijntje> kill it?
[8:37] <home> how/
[8:37] <home> using WHAT
[8:37] <home> gparted aint leting me
[8:37] <Iota> fdisk ?
[8:37] <Iota> cfdisk ?
[8:37] <trijntje> home: right click the partition, choose unmount
[8:37] <home> trijntje: if it is that easy, I am going to slap myself.
[8:37] <home> NVm
[8:37] <home> its working now
[8:37] <home> didnt have to unmount it
[8:37] <Iota> cfdisk -z /dev/ndoaedua
[8:37] <Iota> Zero it
[8:38] <home> okay
[8:38] <home> its deleted
[8:38] <home> what parition to make
[8:38] <home> ext4?
[8:39] <home> oh god
[8:39] <home> how the hell am I going to shrink my 2gb sd card
[8:39] <home> lol
[8:39] <hermanhermitage> sometimes if you leave things in the washing machine they shrink
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[8:41] <home> nvm stupid here
[8:42] <home> how do I write the img? what program?
[8:43] <Lacer> Win32 Disk Imager?
[8:43] <hermanhermitage> it has a bug on windows
[8:44] <hermanhermitage> it uses the wrong disk size parameter from the device, but it works most of the time
[8:44] <Lacer> I used it just fine yesterday in x64 7
[8:44] <hermanhermitage> but the last cylinders can go missing
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[8:49] <home> you know something is fucked up, when you cant do shit on linux anymore
[8:49] <home> god, it's 2:47 am
[8:49] <home> my brain dead
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[8:51] <hermanhermitage> language! my dear fellow
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[9:23] <home> what is the username
[9:23] <home> and passwd
[9:23] <home> for the raspberrypi?
[9:24] <acausal> for which distribution?
[9:24] <home> dark..
[9:24] <home> darkrasoer
[9:24] <home> darkbasic image
[9:24] <home> raspbian XD btw
[9:24] <home> nvm
[9:24] <home> found it
[9:26] <home> got it working
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[9:26] <home> need to get it ethernet..now
[9:26] <home> What do you guys think of me hooking up my WRT54G to my raspberry pi
[9:26] <home> and using my WRT54G as a wireless client to my other
[9:26] <home> router :D
[9:27] <home> so that way, I got wifi :D
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[9:59] <shawnbusker> Anyone here know anything about the alsa driver? I need some help fixing an issue.
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[10:36] <trijntje> shawnbusker: just ask away, if someone knows the solution they will most likely respond
[10:38] <shawnbusker> I'm using raspbian and retroarch; after I launch a game the sound starts and it's fine for aprox. 2-3 seconds then it turns to all static and popping.
[10:39] <shawnbusker> I found this https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/issues/62 but the audio does get output so I'm not sure what's the root cause of all of the popping and static
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[10:46] <shawnbusker> update: just tried lower bitrate in retroarch.cfg less static, popping more audible but it's better, on a side note, I had headphones as the output and I could swear I felt a small shock. Is the rpi output too high for headphones?
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[11:01] <DexterLB> has anyone been able to get pulseaudio running on arch?
[11:01] <DexterLB> I can't seem to get it to play sound :D
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[11:43] <JeffWBrooktree> Hi there. Is it true that raspbian should mount USB drives automatically?
[11:47] <shawnbusker> not sure, I don't believe so but I can check it
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[11:48] <shawnbusker> It does not
[11:49] <shawnbusker> Unless ntfs or fat32 is not supported
[11:49] <shawnbusker> not sure which one atm
[11:50] <JeffWBrooktree> However after mounting a flas drive manually it is possible to create directories but copying any data to it fails with an input/output error :(
[11:50] <shawnbusker> It was fat32 so if raspbian did support auto usb mounting it should have worked
[11:50] <shawnbusker> Not sure on that one
[11:51] <JeffWBrooktree> Thanks so far anyway.
[11:51] <shawnbusker> How did you mount it
[11:51] <shawnbusker> command wise
[11:52] <JeffWBrooktree> with -t vfat and -o uid=pi,gid=pi
[11:53] <shawnbusker> ah ok
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[11:55] <gordonDrogon> morning Pi people!
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[12:11] <JeffWBrooktree> OK. I tried another drive and it worked. Same command. May be a poweing problem?
[12:11] <shawnbusker> perhaps
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[12:31] <KeyCat> Is it possible to get a I2C driver loaded without re-compiling the kernel?
[12:35] <virunga> KeyCat: the driver is a kernel module, right?
[12:38] <gordonDrogon> should be in the latest kernel.
[12:38] <gordonDrogon> so just modprobe it.
[12:39] <virunga> yeah
[12:39] <TheBrayn> can I boot the rpi from an usb stick?
[12:39] <gordonDrogon> try: sudo modprobe i2c_bcm2708
[12:39] <gordonDrogon> TheBrayn, no, but you can boot from SD, then mount root off the USB stick.
[12:39] <nid0> you need an sdcard in to load /boot but you can happily run root off the stick
[12:40] <TheBrayn> hm
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[12:40] <TheBrayn> can I then remove the sd card?
[12:40] <nid0> yes
[12:40] <gordonDrogon> if you unmount /boot (or never had it mounted).
[12:41] <nid0> you technically dont need to manually unmount it, as soon as its finished loading the kernel you can just pull the card out
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[12:43] <KeyCat> virunga: I have not found any driver yet
[12:43] <ekselkiu> I wonder if it's worth disabling logging to avoid excessive SD card writes.
[12:43] <virunga> KeyCat: gordonDrogon suggested one to you
[12:43] <KeyCat> looking into gordons suggestion...brb
[12:44] <virunga> KeyCat: <gordonDrogon> try: sudo modprobe i2c_bcm2708
[12:45] <gordonDrogon> ekselkiu, I'd disable logging to make it a bit quicker, not to make the SD card last longer.
[12:45] <KeyCat> yes gordon was 100% correct, seems to be loaded
[12:45] <KeyCat> thanks for the help so far... I'm sure I will be back with more n00b questions ;)
[12:46] <virunga> :)
[12:46] <gordonDrogon> KeyCat, if you check: /etc/modprobe.d/ you might file a file called gpio-blacklist.conf - that stops the modules being loaded at boot time.
[12:46] <gordonDrogon> actually it might be called raspi-blacklist.conf
[12:47] <KeyCat> rgr will check.... btw: gordon thanks for the wiringPi library I managed to compile a shared lib out of it
[12:47] <gordonDrogon> so if you want them loaded at boot time, then comment out the blacklist commands.
[12:47] <gordonDrogon> KeyCat, Hm. not looked at shared libs for it as I figures only one program would be using it at a time!
[12:47] <KeyCat> and trying to get wiringPi woring from Gambas3
[12:47] <KeyCat> it seems to work
[12:48] <KeyCat> I only tested the delay function so far from Gambas3 but that works OK
[12:48] <gordonDrogon> I wrote a set of functions for my own BASIC to use wiringPi to do GPIO stuff directly from BASIC.
[12:48] <gordonDrogon> the usual issues of needing to run as root, but I've not updated my BASIC to use the /sys/class/gpio variant of wiringPi yet.
[12:49] <KeyCat> thats nice
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[12:49] <KeyCat> but I a guess they are not usuable in Gambas# or are they?
[12:51] <KeyCat> I will see if I can get your other functions working via shared library
[12:51] <KeyCat> anyway thanks again!
[12:52] <gordonDrogon> I don't know wnough about Gambas really - got enough on my hands with my own BASIC :)
[12:53] <KeyCat> have to check that out as well, any URL avail?
[12:55] <gordonDrogon> http://unicorn.drogon.net/rtb/
[12:55] <gordonDrogon> there are some ARM and x86 executables there.
[12:55] <gordonDrogon> as well as some examples.
[12:55] <gordonDrogon> and a manual of sorts.
[12:55] <gordonDrogon> (work in progres :)
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[12:56] <KeyCat> thx mate will check it out
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[13:04] <gordonDrogon> I must spend more time on it - might have some time next week if the young people in YRS aren't asking too many questions :)
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[13:09] <InControl> gordonDrogon: you signed up as aYRS mentor then ?
[13:14] <gordonDrogon> Yes!
[13:14] <gordonDrogon> In rural Plymouth - we have 6 (or 7) young people and 6 mentors..
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[13:16] <InControl> YRS looks interesting but does seem to focus on software that used government open data sources
[13:16] <InControl> not much hardware hacking
[13:17] <gordonDrogon> Yes, I'm only sort of finding that out now..
[13:17] <gordonDrogon> and there seems to be heavy use/support of the sponsors, etc. which i'm mildly irritated about, but I guess that's a fact of modern sponsorship life...
[13:18] <gordonDrogon> e.g. the Olympics...
[13:19] <InControl> I suppose the sponsors need to feel they are getting something out of it for the money they put up
[13:19] <gordonDrogon> I'm sure :)
[13:19] <InControl> especially in the olympics where they must pay a fortune
[13:20] <TheBrayn> anyone running gentoo on the rpi here? which useflags do you use?
[13:20] <InControl> But then I don't care about the Olympics, I'm one of the minority who isn't the sligtest bit interested in it
[13:20] <gordonDrogon> Yea, but from what I've seen/heard so-far, there seemed to be more hype before the even than is actually happening at the event - just watched the rowing with "Spar" sponsorships on their tops!
[13:20] <gordonDrogon> I'm not a fan of sport in-general.
[13:21] <shawnbusker> anyone know more about this https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/issues/62 ?
[13:22] <InControl> My beef with sport is that these so called stars get held up on pedestals, while scientists that are working to make a real contribution to the world get ignored.
[13:22] <gordonDrogon> I'm going to take down some Pi and Arduino kit to the YRS thing on day one to see what the young people are intersted in- you never know. But if it looks like a week of 'apps' for phones/tablets, with "cloud" services then my enthusiasm might wane.
[13:23] <InControl> gordonDrogon: that is what put me off, I was quite enthusiastic about the idea but when I looked at past projects they didn't look very interesting at all
[13:23] <gordonDrogon> shawnbusker, from what I'm reading, I think it's fair to say that sound on the Pi is somewhat better than alpha quality, but not quite beta quality yet...
[13:24] <gordonDrogon> InControl, yea... So we'll see. I'll need to take tueseday out anyway to see a client and I'm still undecided about going to Birmingham.
[13:25] <InControl> When I was at school, I did something called CREST (Creativity in Science and Technology) where we built an interface for a BBC and came up with ideas of how to use it. I had hoped that YRS might have been more along those lines.
[13:26] <gordonDrogon> I suspect it's going to take a year of the Pi and all the nice interface projects to even get the current generation of 12-17's aware that you can hook stuff up to computers and not just plug in USB keys..
[13:26] <InControl> But then I suppose things have changed and software is where it is at these days.
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[13:26] <gordonDrogon> I'd left school just before the Beeb came out but had been hacking the school's Apple II ..
[13:27] <InControl> Our first school computer was a giant Research Machines 380z, big black box
[13:28] <gordonDrogon> Oh, I remember those - horrible... My last school was brand new, so got a lot of kit to play with, etc. I was only in it for 2 years before I went to uny though.
[13:28] <InControl> In the school assembly they made an announcement that they had this new computer, and asked do any of the kids have a computer at home that might be able to help them figure out how to use it !
[13:29] <gordonDrogon> So '78 and I helped them test Apple II, PET, TRS-80 and we settled on the Apple - which was then promoted through all schools in the region and was very popular until the Beeb came along.
[13:29] <gordonDrogon> :)
[13:29] <gordonDrogon> brb gotta take some bread out of the oven!
[13:30] <shawnbusker> My school still has a bunch of old Apple computers with midi in/out they used for some music class a long time ago
[13:31] <InControl> shawnbusker: some schools are real hoarders ;)
[13:31] <shawnbusker> but since then they have now upgraded to more modern computers (Dell P4's) and I think they got a grant to get iPads for every student, only time will tell though
[13:31] <InControl> Quite good though as I was able to get a BBC Domesday system becasue a school had held on to it for so long
[13:32] <gordonDrogon> another 3-4 minutes for the bread :)
[13:32] <gordonDrogon> neat.
[13:32] <InControl> Not convinced about the iPads for kids thing myself
[13:32] <gordonDrogon> If you ever get to Bletchly Park, in the national museum, they have 3 working Doomsday machines!
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[13:33] <InControl> I have been to Bletchly a few times
[13:33] <gordonDrogon> no, I'm not convinced either - a new 'academy' school in Cornwall spent their dosh on iPads for the students too...
[13:33] <gordonDrogon> which will break and be obsolete in 2 years time....
[13:33] <InControl> I was involved in the BBC Domesday reloaded project
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[13:34] <gordonDrogon> did that go well? I only heard about it after the event (as usual )-:
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[13:35] <InControl> Problem was there wasn't much funding for the project from the BBC
[13:35] <gordonDrogon> ok
[13:35] <InControl> It was a bit of a side project
[13:35] <gordonDrogon> so I guess it was relying on a lot of voluntary input again...
[13:36] <InControl> yes, I went up to the BBC to extract the video frames from a tape
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[13:37] <InControl> I had an idea about using raspberry Pi for a modern version of domesday
[13:37] <gordonDrogon> would an SD card last 25 years??
[13:37] <gordonDrogon> Heh... House smells of fresh bread - again! I love baking :)
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[13:38] <InControl> I mean as a way of capturing data to be transmitted to a central database
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[13:38] <InControl> There were two parts to the Domesday project, there was the community data that took pictures of your local area
[13:38] <gordonDrogon> or just stick a Pi inside a biscuit tin with some SD cards :)
[13:39] <InControl> there was the national data that collect information such as soil acidity, land use, and other physical data
[13:39] <gordonDrogon> that would have been intersting long-term study stuff - for a geographer I guess.
[13:40] <InControl> yes I think that was the primary aim
[13:40] <InControl> you had a lot of official data sets as well such as crime statistics
[13:40] <InControl> much like the government open data today ;)
[13:41] * gordonDrogon nods.
[13:41] <InControl> So you could cross reference all the data sets, so could see for example if burglary had any correlation to number of churches
[13:41] <gordonDrogon> churches being burgled...
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[13:41] <InControl> just a random idea
[13:42] <gordonDrogon> So.. I guess I could play with the A/D and D/A's on the Gertboard today. I have a few hours spare...
[13:42] <gordonDrogon> wonder what the drive ability of the D/A is ..
[13:42] <dwatkins> ooh, x11vnc works on wheezy
[13:43] <InControl> so my idea was that if schools had a couple of Pi's with data aqusition that could all be fed into a central database that could be quired
[13:43] <InControl> cover several subjects then, science, geography etc
[13:43] <gordonDrogon> I did a hack weekend recently where we built a weather station - the idea was to feed the data into a Pi that would then feed it to a database...
[13:44] <gordonDrogon> the actual aquisition was via arduino and a wireless link to the Pi - although we used an old laptop in the end.
[13:44] <gordonDrogon> http://unicorn.drogon.net/aws1.jpg
[13:45] <shawnbusker> Neat
[13:45] <InControl> that is the kind of thing
[13:46] <InControl> I started building a site for it but other things have got in the way recently
[13:46] <InControl> http://community.domesdayproject.org/
[13:46] <shawnbusker> although I would have done it over ethernet or wifi, so you wouldn't have to use an arduino and a rpu
[13:46] <shawnbusker> rpi*
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[13:48] <InControl> the idea being that you locate your square on the map and attach the data
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[13:49] <InControl> it would have all the 1986 data and then a comparison could be done between then and now
[13:50] <InControl> if each year the schools updated the data then it would be possible to track trends
[13:50] <InControl> so would cover history as well with the 1986 data
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[13:51] <gordonDrogon> sure.
[13:51] <gordonDrogon> have the original schools been contacted?
[13:52] <InControl> some of them yes, as part of the reloaded project, they seemed quite keen on it
[13:52] <InControl> trouble is the National Curriculum makes it difficult to work things in
[13:52] <brougham> there is no NC for ICT anymore
[13:53] <InControl> I think they need a clear teachers pack that shows how it can be used towards the NC
[13:53] <gordonDrogon> well - maybe this coming september will make teachers sit up and take notice once they find half their pupils own Pi's.
[13:53] <InControl> brougham: I know that is quite promising, something the BBC were pushing for as tehy have plans for a new computer litereacy project
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[13:54] <gordonDrogon> a good friend of mine back in Edinburgh has just retired from teaching (ICT) he says he's love to get interestred in the Pi's but has been "beaten down" by some any curriculum changes and dumbing down he just doesn't have the energy anymore.
[13:54] <gordonDrogon> and I suspect another who's in the same situation feels the same way.
[13:54] <InControl> I think teaching is a job for the brave
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[13:55] <InControl> Not a job I would step up for
[13:55] <gordonDrogon> I've just run a 2-day course myself - but teach an adult 1:1 about C, Linux & Pi stuff.
[13:56] <gordonDrogon> I'm actually going to try to get some more work like that as I did quite enjoy it - but I think teaching adults who are keen (and paying!) to learn is much different from teaching young people.
[13:56] <InControl> yes a world apart
[13:57] <InControl> the teacher is always to blame in schools, no support from parents, frightning job if you ask me.
[13:57] <gordonDrogon> yea, I'm sure...
[13:58] <brougham> for the most part the kids are good- it's the ones with issues that spoil it for the rest
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[13:58] <InControl> must be rewarding though when you get some students that get something you have been teaching them.
[13:59] <InControl> even more so if they get enthused about the subject.
[13:59] <markbook> gordonDrogon: Teaching self-selecting students is always better than teaching those forced (or who feel themselves forced) to be there.
[14:00] <InControl> gordonDrogon: don't forget the bread
[14:00] <markbook> Part of the reason lots of teachers like to teach extra-credit or after-school clubs is because of the difference in enthusiasm and engagement even if it's not a "primary class". It seems like they're "donating" when in addition the teaching is more fun and more rewarding than normal classroom.
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[14:02] <gordonDrogon> :) the bread is fine - it's out on the cooling rack!
[14:02] <markbook> Brrreeaaaddd! MMmmmmm
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[14:13] <TheBrayn> oh, there is an image
[14:15] <gordonDrogon> TheBrayn, I suspect that's right at the limits...
[14:15] <gordonDrogon> but you might have to fiddle with the overscan, etc. settings..
[14:16] <gordonDrogon> I've had to do some really weird stuff on a TV I got recently.
[14:16] <gordonDrogon> and the tV is only 720p
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[14:17] <jon1012> hi
[14:17] <Iota> Hi
[14:17] <jon1012> I'm currently hittin the limits of gpio speed, anybody knows the fastest gpio working methods on the rpi ?
[14:17] <ekselkiu> Probably by putting it directly in the kernel.
[14:18] <jon1012> yeah... I could write a driver for my stuff :-/
[14:18] <jon1012> but I'm not comfortable with kernel dev
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[14:19] <jon1012> I'm using the wiringpi bindings which seem faster than writing to files, but still a bit laggy
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[14:23] <gordonDrogon> jon1012, use the wiringPiSetupGpio for the fastest.
[14:23] <jon1012> gordonDrogon: thanks, I will try
[14:23] <gordonDrogon> jon1012, however - seriously, you're going to get utterly screwed by Linux and the GPU if you're trying to bit-bang consistent high speeds.
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[14:24] <ReggieUK> there is a thread about building a logic analyser for the raspberry pi
[14:24] <ReggieUK> if you want hints at how to get faster with the gpio, the hints will be in that thread
[14:24] <ReggieUK> but
[14:24] <jon1012> yup...for that stuff I'm used to use stm32f4 :) but I wanted to make a simple python tft lcd lib for the raspberry pi users
[14:24] <gordonDrogon> if you want even faster, then you can mmap the /dev/mem interface yourself and poke the bits directly... wiringPi goes via an abstraction layer to work out the pin and port numbers, etc.
[14:24] <ReggieUK> it's really going to end with you writing your own driver and as gordon has mentioned, the biggest obstacle will be linux itself
[14:25] <jon1012> ok
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[14:25] <[SLB]> i checked my tv modes with the edidparser
[14:25] <[SLB]> althought my tv specs says it's a 1360*762px, the supported modes says the native res is a 720p
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[14:27] <[SLB]> so i have set up the hdmi group and mode, yet i still had to set the overscan paddings, i quite don't get it, and the rasterization is quite aliased, i was expecting native pixel precision
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[14:44] <jon1012> btw, this is my project : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMQJmVDgAl8
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[14:48] <gordonDrogon> jon1012, that's cool.
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[14:49] <gordonDrogon> is it SPI or just a bit-banged serial?
[14:49] <jon1012> bit banged
[14:50] <gordonDrogon> ok, so it's nevr going to be "live" video, so all you need it just to get the data to it as fast as possible.
[14:51] <jon1012> yeah
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[14:51] <jon1012> well, I have to try using SPI
[14:51] <gordonDrogon> are you using the Python GPIO code?
[14:51] <jon1012> yeah
[14:51] <jon1012> well
[14:51] <jon1012> I tried the python gpio and the wiringpi bindings
[14:51] <jon1012> with nearly same results
[14:51] <jon1012> (all in python)
[14:52] <gordonDrogon> right. I don't know much about the Python bindings, but it might depends on which wiringPi initialiser it's using.
[14:52] <gordonDrogon> Also the fact that Python is interpreted might be an issue too.
[14:52] <jon1012> I used the initializer you told me, doesn't change much
[14:52] <jon1012> yeah
[14:53] <gordonDrogon> if you know how to interface to C, then I'd be tempted to write the routing that dumps the whole screen to the display in C, then just call it from Python, passing the Python version of the screen buffer into it...
[14:53] <jon1012> is there a simple way to use spi as bitbang with clock & data in wiringpi ?
[14:53] <TheBrayn> does the official raspbian version use dhcp to get an ip?
[14:53] <gordonDrogon> TheBrayn, yes.
[14:53] <jon1012> gordonDrogon: yeah that's an idea :)
[14:53] <TheBrayn> ok strange
[14:53] <gordonDrogon> jon1012, there is a serialOut function in wiringPi.
[14:53] <gordonDrogon> jon1012, sorry - shiftOut.
[14:54] <jon1012> on any pin ?
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[14:54] <gordonDrogon> it takes a byte, with 2 GPIO pins and clocks it out.
[14:54] <gordonDrogon> yes, any pin.
[14:54] <jon1012> ok
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[14:54] <jon1012> I'll try to se eif it's faster
[14:54] <TheBrayn> I copied the image to the sd card, plugged the ethernet cable and the card into the rpi and connected the power
[14:54] <jon1012> see*
[14:54] <TheBrayn> but as far as I see nothing happens
[14:55] <nid0> do the power and ok lights come on?
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[14:55] <gordonDrogon> jon1012, not sure if there's a python binding for it though.
[14:55] <gordonDrogon> jon1012, but I imagine if you look at the stuff that's there, it might not be hard to do.
[14:56] <gordonDrogon> jon1012, so maybe start with shiftOut, then write something in C that takes an entire line (if the display works that way), then progress to the whole screen...
[14:56] <jon1012> yeah
[14:57] <gordonDrogon> I'm not a Python programmer so don't really know what the Interface from Python to C looks like...
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[14:58] <jon1012> ok, it's faster using shiftout, but the colors get garbled out
[14:58] <jon1012> (on MSBFIRST or LSBFIRST)
[14:58] <jon1012> mabe the mask manipulation aren't the good ones
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[14:59] <gordonDrogon> check the timings too - the clock pulse is very short duration using shoftOut - I wonder if it might miss a byte?
[15:00] <jon1012> oh maybe
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[15:00] <jon1012> is there a way to introduce delay ?
[15:00] <`z> wow
[15:00] <`z> i never knew the raspberry pi had 256GB ram
[15:00] <`z> http://sg.news.yahoo.com/want-40-computer-join-queue-raspberry-pi-185450923.html
[15:00] <`z> >yahoo
[15:01] <`z> typical
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[15:04] <dirty_d> can someone send me there running config on bootc's 3.2.23 kernel?
[15:04] <dirty_d> mine wont boot, trying to narrow down the problems
[15:07] <dirty_d> should CONFIG_ARM_PATCH_PHYS_VIRT not be set to y anymore?
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[15:14] <Halts> finally got my pi, but no usb keyboard.
[15:14] <Halts> looool
[15:15] <Martin`> then you need to enable ssh :)
[15:15] <Martin`> I already got 2 pi's
[15:15] <Martin`> :P
[15:16] <Martin`> and still need a case for it, but I need also space for arduino in the same case :P
[15:16] <gordonDrogon> jon1012, you could edit the shiftOut code to put in a tiny delay - even just incrementing a volatile integer will introduce a microsecond or 2.
[15:16] <jon1012> ok
[15:16] <GabrialDestruir> I wonder if it'd be possible to create a Battery Setup that could give actually feedback about charge and stuff.
[15:17] <dirty_d> GabrialDestruir, definitely
[15:17] <gordonDrogon> dirty_d, http://unicorn.drogon.net/config.gz
[15:17] <gordonDrogon> dirty_d, Linux pi1 3.2.23+ #3 PREEMPT Wed Jul 18 17:56:26 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux
[15:17] <dirty_d> gordonDrogon, i just downloaded his precompiled deb image and im trying his config from that, but thanks ill try that if i still have problems
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[15:17] <gordonDrogon> dirty_d, # CONFIG_ARM_PATCH_PHYS_VIRT is not set
[15:18] <dirty_d> gordonDrogon, hmm, it is in his
[15:18] <gordonDrogon> my config is very cut-down though - wonder why it's not set then.. let me run menuconfig and have a look...
[15:19] <gordonDrogon> the comment for it: Only disable this option if you know that you do not require ???
[15:19] <gordonDrogon> ??? this feature (eg, building a kernel for a single machine) and ???
[15:19] <gordonDrogon> ??? you need to shrink the kernel to the minimal size.
[15:19] <GabrialDestruir> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CRVBbFs6Jc
[15:20] <GabrialDestruir> That's kind of a neat little solution for the Pi
[15:20] <dirty_d> hmm
[15:20] <mru> gordonDrogon: hey, you have a 'unicorn' machine too
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[15:20] <gordonDrogon> mru, and a lion... Lion and Unicorn are on the Bristol coat of Arms ...
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[15:21] <mru> I don't have a lion
[15:21] <dirty_d> how much bandwidth can you guys get over ethernet?
[15:22] <Martin`> damn my speakers are broken :(
[15:22] <Martin`> stupid work computers. lets switch to laptop :)
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[15:24] <gordonDrogon> I getabout 95Mb/sec using a simple iperf setup.
[15:24] <dirty_d> i got 4.7MB/sec downloading a file from my PC to /dev/null
[15:24] <gordonDrogon> however it really drops when I try full duplex - USB is only a half duplex bus.
[15:24] <mru> usb isn't a bus
[15:25] <gordonDrogon> dirty_d, what download method?
[15:25] <dirty_d> gordonDrogon, scp
[15:25] <Halts> <+Martin`> then you need to enable ssh :)<-- I can't enable anything if I don't have an input device :D
[15:25] <gordonDrogon> dirty_d, scp will be cpu limited due to the encryption.
[15:25] <mru> and I'd argue it's only quarter duplex
[15:25] <dirty_d> gordonDrogon, oh yea, i forgot about that
[15:25] <Martin`> Halts: it is possible to just change a file on the sd card, but I don't know how :)
[15:25] <gordonDrogon> mru, not disputing that :)
[15:25] <gordonDrogon> dirty_d, try wget of possible...
[15:25] <Halts> Me neither, im far to lazy to do so really.
[15:25] <dirty_d> yea, im gonna
[15:26] <Martin`> I think it needs to be enabled by defailt
[15:26] <mru> only the host controller can initiate a transfer
[15:26] <Martin`> default
[15:26] <Martin`> damn I failed
[15:26] <mru> so it has to periodically poll devices to see if they have anything to say
[15:26] <gordonDrogon> mru, Ah - maybe that's why it's polled 8000/sec then.. I know very little of USB workings...
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[15:27] <mru> and there's a limit to how much the device can return in each transaction
[15:27] <dirty_d> gordonDrogon, your moules are in /usr/lib/modules right?
[15:27] <dirty_d> modules
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[15:28] <gordonDrogon> dirty_d, yes - but my config only has the spi & i2c modules - everything else is in the kernel.
[15:28] <dirty_d> wait nevermind, only if youre using arch
[15:28] <gordonDrogon> dirty_d, ah, yes /lib/modules for me.
[15:28] <dirty_d> i wonder why that got switched
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[15:28] <chithead> dirty_d: you can find some iperf results on http://elinux.org/RPi_Performance
[15:28] <chithead> dirty_d: "openssl speed" will show you how fast your cpu can encrypt to aes
[15:29] <gordonDrogon> no idea - I imagine it's a fairly large change - all the utilities like modprobe, udev, etc...
[15:29] <dirty_d> chithead, ok thanks
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[15:33] <gordonDrogon> ok. mcp4802 D/A SPI convertor...
[15:39] <gordonDrogon> gertboard convertors - just read the data sheet, looks fairly trivial to use.... how hard can it be ;-)
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[15:47] <dirty_d> hmm, any easy way to resize a partition at the same start address
[15:47] <dirty_d> if i delete in cfdisk and recreate, the start address changes
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[15:48] <chithead> use fdisk or parted and set unit to sector
[15:49] <dirty_d> when i recrete it will it ask for the start sector?
[15:50] <gordonDrogon> yes.
[15:50] <gordonDrogon> fdisk is your friend.
[15:50] <gordonDrogon> this is a bit old now (months!) but: https://projects.drogon.net/raspberry-pi/initial-setup1/
[15:51] <gordonDrogon> contains some stuff on resizing.
[15:51] <dirty_d> ok
[15:51] <dirty_d> i dont like that i get off by one numbers from parted and fdisk
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[15:56] <t7> anyone using qemu with raspi image?
[15:56] <ReggieUK> yes, kind of
[15:56] <t7> it keeps using 256 of ram even when i pass -m 512 or whatever :(
[15:56] <ReggieUK> oh I'm not doing anything like that at all
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[15:57] <ReggieUK> I just use qemu/chroot/binfmt and compile stuff in the chroot
[15:57] <xlq_> Which is the best GTK+ theme to use on the pi?
[15:57] <virunga> xlq_: what do you mean with 'best'?
[15:58] <xlq_> Fastest :)
[15:58] <xlq_> Considering xf86-video-fbdev is rather slow.
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[16:00] <g_Omega> Hey, I'm getting these weird green artifact while playing videos on my raspberrypi. Any idea why?
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[16:01] <dirty_d> gordonDrogon, thanks, all set
[16:01] <chithead> fbdev is slow because it is unaccelerated, I doubt a gtk+ theme can change that
[16:01] <t7> can i change ram split without raspi-config?
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[16:02] <gordonDrogon> t7, yes.
[16:02] <xlq_> chithead, Yes, but some GTK+ themes will draw more detail than others.
[16:02] <t7> gordonDrogon: how?
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[16:03] <gordonDrogon> t7, as root, cd /boot then cp arm224_start.elf start.elf
[16:03] <gordonDrogon> or whichever start you need.
[16:03] <gordonDrogon> then reboot
[16:03] <t7> there is nothing in /boot
[16:04] <gordonDrogon> t7, intersting. what distro?
[16:04] <t7> raspian
[16:04] <t7> running on qemu
[16:04] <gordonDrogon> t7, well there ought to be.. ah.
[16:04] <gordonDrogon> t7, no - it won't work under qemu.
[16:04] <t7> you know how i can force qemu to give it more ram ?
[16:05] <t7> its ignoring -m flag
[16:06] <chithead> then mount the fat32 partition from the sdcard to /boot
[16:06] <chithead> qemu has -m option
[16:06] <gordonDrogon> t7, so -m1024 isnot working?
[16:06] <t7> oh i did -m 512
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[16:06] <gordonDrogon> that'll should work I'd have thought.
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[16:08] <t7> gordonDrogon: nah it moans without a space :(
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[16:13] <virunga> Do you think it's better use a case for the Pi?
[16:15] * t7 could just use qemu with -hda sdcard
[16:15] <Pe3k> hello, I have wheezy and have just installed guvcview ..it has --no_display option, for run without X server started; but it still looks for display even with this option used: option parsing failed: Cannot open display ...can anybory help?
[16:15] <t7> rather than keep dd'ing my raspi
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[16:17] <chithead> qemu can also emulate sdcard
[16:17] <ReggieUK> try /dev/fb0 maybe for the guvcview?
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[16:21] <Pe3k> ReggieUK: you mean as display? --display=/dev/fb0 ?
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[16:25] <ReggieUK> yeah
[16:25] <ReggieUK> just a guess
[16:25] <TheBrayn> yay, it's running
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[16:31] <t7> im using a usb key as swap but aparently thats bad
[16:31] <Pe3k> ReggieUK: option parsing failed: Cannot open display: /dev/fb0
[16:31] <t7> can i use usb magnetic disk as swap?
[16:32] <nid0> you can, its not great for the purpose though
[16:32] <nid0> just use your sd card?
[16:32] <t7> it kills it really quick aparently
[16:32] <nid0> it doesnt
[16:32] <nid0> it might kill it in like 18 years instead of 19
[16:34] <SuperRoach> Are there any nice raspi project pages about neat projects people are going to do / showcases of their stuff? :)
[16:34] <ukwiz> I am sshing into my pi, but the cursor keys don't work. They just give ^[[A ^[[B etc. How do I set the keyboard to perform correctly?
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[16:35] * gordonDrogon also says to just use your SD as swap.
[16:35] <sam> ukwiz: what's your terminal emulator on the client side?
[16:36] * mru says don't do things that need swap
[16:36] <chithead> sd card won't be damaged by using as swap device. but it is very slow
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[16:40] <ukwiz> sam: yakuake, but it works fine sshing into other linux machines
[16:42] <sam> ukwiz: sure, but the problem either comes from the term emulator or from the shell you're using on the Pi
[16:42] <SIFTU> ukwiz: is echo $TERM the same between the machine that works and doesnt
[16:43] <BCMM> yakuake uses the konsole part so in that respect it should be as well-tested as konsole
[16:43] <sam> or from the Pi's terminfo but if you're using Raspbian or some other modern thing this shouldn't be a problem
[16:43] <sam> ukwiz: are you using bash or plain /bin/sh as your shell?
[16:44] <ukwiz> $TERM is the same on both
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[16:45] <ukwiz> looks like I have 2 entries in /etc/passwd - one with bash, and the other sh
[16:46] <sam> that looks like a problem
[16:46] <sam> simply type "bash" and see if it works better
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[16:47] <dirty_d> hmm still no luck with 3.2.23
[16:47] <dirty_d> the red led just stays on and it gets stuck at the rainbow screen
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[16:48] <dirty_d> i build 3.2.21 the same way and had no problems
[16:49] <dreamon__> I'm totally confused of the gpio pins -> why is Pin12 for Example GPIO18 and GPIO1? How is it counted? GPIO.output(12, True) is GPIO1&GPIO18 .. Am I wrong?
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[16:50] <ukwiz> all sorted now - thanks to all
[16:51] <ladoga> ukwiz: what was the problem?
[16:53] <ladoga> the solution i mean :)
[16:53] <InControl> dreamon__: the GPIO numbers refer to the numbers assigned internally in the chip
[16:54] <InControl> http://elinux.org/RPi_Low-level_peripherals
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[16:59] <dreamon__> I want this one to give it a try. GPIO4 is used to read a 1Wire connection. Whats the right pin to connect?
[16:59] <dreamon__> I have two different layouts for.
[17:00] <InControl> GPIO-4 = P7
[17:01] <dreamon__> I have a picture that shows mit gpio-4 on Pin 16
[17:01] <dreamon__> maybe from alpha version ?
[17:02] <InControl> that is an OLD and confusing picture
[17:02] <InControl> from before the production boards
[17:03] <dreamon__> This one -> http://benosteen.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/raspberry-pis-onboard-serial-connection/
[17:03] <InControl> that is no use to you
[17:04] <InControl> Someone made serious confusion by producing that illustration.
[17:04] <gordonDrogon> dreamon__, have a look at this diagram too: https://projects.drogon.net/raspberry-pi/wiringpi/pins/
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[17:05] <gordonDrogon> dreamon__, GPIO 4 is .. well, GPIO 4, It's physical pin 7 on the connector, or the 4th down on the inside...
[17:05] <InControl> The reason that came about is that there are 8 pins that are used as a group of parallel IO's but someone named them using a GPIO prefix that was wrong.
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[17:06] <gordonDrogon> the first version started numbers at zero - ie. the first usable gpio pin (pin 0), the 2nd usable gpio pin (pin 1) and so on.
[17:06] <gordonDrogon> I adopted that for wiringPi early on - which is what the arduino folks do too.
[17:07] <gordonDrogon> then all the old-hands at Linux GPIO jumped up and down and whinged..
[17:07] <InControl> So now only two numbering schemes are officially used, the internal GPIO signal name from the broadcom chip and the physical pin numbers on the board.
[17:07] <gordonDrogon> so now for the most part, they're numberd based on the name of the pin that comes out of the chip...
[17:07] <gordonDrogon> and wiringPi has a 3rd numbering scheme :)
[17:08] <InControl> All they needed to have done was change from using the GPIO prefix to stop the confusion but heyho
[17:08] <dreamon__> What a hard lesson.. that costed me hours.. searched a fault in my programm.. fu**
[17:09] <InControl> if it is any consolation you are not the only one that got confused by that
[17:10] <dreamon__> Some guys took the Pin numbers, other the gpio numbers and there were different pictures. oh gott it was not my fault ;)
[17:10] <gordonDrogon> yea, I got really confused early on too.
[17:10] <InControl> It was just a stupid mistake made by someone to use GPIO to describe both the internal signal names and the parallel IO pins.
[17:11] <dreamon__> Thank you, guys I make a plan on my own, so it will work, once and forever ;)
[17:11] <gordonDrogon> mixture of old Linux GPIO folks and newbiew coming into Linux IO and a lot from arduino land (like me)
[17:11] <InControl> If they had for example used P0 - P7 the confusion would never of happened, but these things happen.
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[17:11] <gordonDrogon> InControl, that's what I aimed for in wiringPi - which is what it does, but now I have to cater for everyone, so it works either way...
[17:11] <gordonDrogon> Hm. SPI's slow.
[17:12] <gordonDrogon> Ah, I can go up to 20MHz. lets try that...
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[17:14] <t7> what is llc-3.0 ?
[17:15] <dreamon__> Or is there a better picture out there to show all the pins like this one? I want to print you a fews and pin it on my hole house. ;)
[17:16] <gordonDrogon> only seems I can shove 10,000 samples/sec down the SPI bus to the D/A chip.
[17:16] <gordonDrogon> dreamon__, I keep meaning to make a proper "picture" of my version, but not enough tuits in the day )-:
[17:17] <InControl> 10khz is a bit low
[17:17] <InControl> or is that 10,000 bytes per sec ?
[17:17] <dreamon__> gordonDrogon, ;)
[17:17] <gordonDrogon> well it's 10,000 writes of 2 bytes.
[17:18] <gordonDrogon> and I'm doing it twice, one to each channel, to 40,000 bytes/sec.
[17:18] <InControl> with overhead that would account for the 20Mhz then I suppose
[17:18] <gordonDrogon> forgot I was doing it to both channels.
[17:19] <gordonDrogon> sending a sine wave down one, and a cosine down the other so I can check them on the scope.
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[17:19] <jon1012> someone knows a good way to use spi from python ?
[17:19] <gordonDrogon> all my stuff is in C ...
[17:19] <jon1012> gordonDrogon: is there spi functions in wiringpi ? :)
[17:20] <InControl> I think the foundation could do with a good standardised stack for GPIO
[17:20] <dreamon__> Now it Works. Thank you so much!!!
[17:22] <jon1012> gordonDrogon: tis there a way to send strings to the spi ?
[17:22] <jon1012> gordonDrogon: even in c
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[17:23] <gordonDrogon> jon1012, not generic - yet.
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[17:23] <gordonDrogon> jon1012, however if you fetch the latest, it's got code in it to drive the PiFace which uses SPI.
[17:23] <jon1012> k
[17:23] <gordonDrogon> InControl, I'm trying my hardest to promote wiringPi ;-)
[17:24] <gordonDrogon> jon1012, today I'm writing some code to access the SPI chips on the Gertboard...
[17:25] <InControl> shouldn't gert or farnell be doing that ?
[17:25] <gordonDrogon> jon1012, http://unicorn.drogon.net/gertboard.c
[17:25] <gordonDrogon> InControl, well farnell are being rubbish right now, Gert did write some code early on, but it didn't use the kernel driver.
[17:26] <gordonDrogon> but the kernel driver is there and works - I'm just making it easy for others who want to use my code...
[17:26] <InControl> I guess what I'm saying is farnell will be benifiting from your work for free ;)
[17:26] <gordonDrogon> I think it's hard to make a genenric SPI driver (in userland) as each SPI device needs different data/commands sending it to it.
[17:27] <gordonDrogon> InControl, I think Gert will be the one benefiting financially :)
[17:27] <gordonDrogon> and I'd like to think the community will benefit in-general.
[17:27] <InControl> Sadly I'm not a software person otherwise I would help out
[17:28] <InControl> What I would like to see is a modular system, where one kernel driver can load sub modules for different protocols
[17:28] <InControl> so that the same driver can be used for all GPIO boards
[17:28] <InControl> just has a config file to load the appropriate modules for the apropriate board.
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[17:29] <InControl> anyway got to shoot off
[17:29] <gordonDrogon> well the die-hards will tell you that that already existis in the /sys/class/gpio interface.
[17:29] <gordonDrogon> InControl, ok.
[17:29] <javispedro> wasn't anyone surprised that the rPI sound card seemingly has hardware mixing support? :)
[17:30] <InControl> even better if the GPIO boards had an SPI EEPROM that could tell the pi what it is
[17:30] <jon1012> gordonDrogon: I've found that : http://www.brianhensley.net/2012/07/getting-spi-working-on-raspberry-pi.html and that : http://www.brianhensley.net/2012/02/python-controlling-spi-bus-on.html
[17:30] <gordonDrogon> InControl, not all gpio cards use spi ...
[17:30] <InControl> no but if there was a standard then any board could have an SPI eeprom that the driver looked for
[17:31] <gordonDrogon> jon1012, looks fine... if you like PYthon :)
[17:31] <jon1012> hehe
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[17:31] <jon1012> gordonDrogon: I do too much C for my own sake when doing mcu dev :p
[17:31] <InControl> so at startup the driver looks for EEPROM device at a set SPI ID
[17:31] <jon1012> gordonDrogon: so when python is available, I use it
[17:32] <InControl> if the board has one it would report back all the hardware info for the board so that the driver could auto configure acordingly.
[17:33] <gordonDrogon> InControl, yea - Sun did that with their Forth OpenBoot prom ;-)
[17:33] <gordonDrogon> the trouble is, it'll make the cards cost too much, I reckon.
[17:33] <InControl> Would be especially useful in education environment to save any complication with manual conguration
[17:34] <InControl> right, catch up later, bye all
[17:34] <gordonDrogon> and when you get dinky little things like this: https://projects.drogon.net/dtronixs-mini-piio/ what do you do?
[17:34] <gordonDrogon> heh..
[17:34] <gordonDrogon> be seeing you!
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[17:35] <gordonDrogon> jon1012, I just prefer C (and BASIC :)
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[17:45] <Berry_HK> which distro is the best to run VICE c64 emu?
[17:45] <Berry_HK> now trying with puppy via BerryBoot
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[18:02] <[SLB]> is there a tool in/for raspbian to show system info like mips, io, etc? i saw a video on youtube but i don't remember hm
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[18:03] <PhotoJim> SLB: iotop in a shell will tell you a lot of that info... iftop for network activity, etc.
[18:04] <[SLB]> hardinfo could be? hm
[18:04] <[SLB]> let me see thanks
[18:06] <[SLB]> thanks PhotoJim got them
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[18:07] <[SLB]> i wonder why some packages need to be confirmed for installation, and some others don't
[18:07] <PhotoJim> if there are multiple packages (i.e. dependencies also needing installation), it will ask you
[18:07] <PhotoJim> otherwise it could be installing 400 packages unbeknownst to you :)
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[18:08] <PhotoJim> if it's just a single package, it figures you're cool with that so it proceeds
[18:08] <[SLB]> oh okai eheh
[18:08] <[SLB]> i'm a regular fedora user but thought to give raspbian a go so finding new things out :3
[18:08] <PhotoJim> have a shell-only system ... and try to install a graphical program. it'll happily offer to install the whole X system and a GUI etc. Could be a lot of packages :)
[18:09] <[SLB]> yes ehe
[18:09] <PhotoJim> I use Debian and Ubuntu on my server and desktops, etc. so Raspbian is pretty much second nature to me.
[18:09] <[SLB]> i mean i was expecting it to ask also for a single package eheh
[18:09] <PhotoJim> I use Mint on my main laptop now but it's Ubuntu-based
[18:09] <[SLB]> yes
[18:09] <[SLB]> i see eheh
[18:09] <PhotoJim> oh, well sometimes there are dependencies. other packages needed for the package you want.
[18:09] <[SLB]> hardinfo seems to be a nice gui program for system infos
[18:09] <[SLB]> yup
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[18:14] <dreamon__> on my hdmi screen I cant see 1cm on the left side of the screen. a different screen shows it full. What can I do?
[18:15] <ladoga> raspbian is nice
[18:16] <ladoga> feels just like regular debian install (using debian on desktop and laptop)
[18:16] <javispedro> dreamon__: google about overscan in the raspberry pi
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[18:17] <[SLB]> dreamon__, yes use negative values for overscan in /boot/config.txt
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[18:19] <ladoga> hi javispedro :) (from maemo community i suppose)
[18:19] <ladoga> so you got raspi too?
[18:19] <javispedro> yep
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[18:20] <dreamon__> perfect.. overscan_left=16 did it. Thx
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[18:24] <nid0> there are lots of maemoers here
[18:24] <tcial> I did something stupid, and modified my passwd and shadow files. This made me unable to login as anyone. I have since attempted to fix this by copying the original shadow and passwd files from the raspbian IMG. I cannot login with pi/raspberry, even though these are the defaults for the IMG. What have I done wrong, and how can I fix this?
[18:25] <nid0> have you copied the originals with correct ownership/permissions?
[18:26] <tcial> nid0: I don't know, I used a mac with FUSE to copy them
[18:26] <tcial> What permissions should the files have?
[18:26] <tcial> And who should the owner be?
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[18:27] <nid0> they should both be root owned, passwd should be 644, shadow 600
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[18:27] <tcial> -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 1.0K 3 Aug 21:37 passwd
[18:27] <tcial> -rw-r----- 0 root 42 763B 29 Jul 11:42 shadow
[18:28] <tcial> (from ls)
[18:28] <nid0> seems right enough
[18:28] <chithead> interesting group for shadow there
[18:28] <tcial> chithead: It could be due to the fact that I'm using FUSE and OS X to browse it
[18:28] <nid0> shadow group should generally be root or shadow, not sure which for the raspbian image
[18:28] <tcial> I'll plug it into my ubuntu machine and see what happens
[18:29] <nid0> im assuming 42 will be shadow
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[18:29] <tcial> -????????? ? ? ? ? ? shadow
[18:29] <tcial> -????????? ? ? ? ? ? shadow-
[18:29] <tcial> Oh no
[18:29] <tcial> Not cool
[18:29] <tcial> They don't have anything set properly
[18:30] <tcial> And that kids, is why you don't use FUSE on a mac with EXT4
[18:30] <tcial> *EXT3
[18:31] <tcial> When I try and edit shadow, I get an input/output error o_o
[18:31] <tcial> Is it corrupt?
[18:32] <tcial> I can't delete it o_O
[18:33] <tcial> Wow, just FSCK'd it and there was like 100 errors o_o
[18:33] <tcial> One to do with some invalid iNode on shadow -_-
[18:34] <tcial> So, it turns out the file 'shadow' doesn't actually exist o_o
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[18:36] <tcial> Who should be the owner for shadow?
[18:37] <nid0> root
[18:37] <tcial> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 763 Aug 4 17:32 shadow
[18:37] <nid0> group may or may not need to be shadow
[18:38] <tcial> Will it be the same in all debian based OSes
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[18:41] <tcial> I still cannot log in, even though the owner of shadow is now root and the group is shadow
[18:41] <nid0> yea should be root:shadow, and 640
[18:42] <tcial> I changed it to 600 O_O
[18:42] <tcial> FFUU
[18:42] <javispedro> if you see random weirdness with xbmc, remember to use the 128/128 CPU/GPU RAM split ;)
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[18:42] <tcial> Oh yeah, another question
[18:42] <tcial> A game I have installed on it says that openGL is not available (or something along those lines)?
[18:42] <ReggieUK> it's not
[18:43] <tcial> whut
[18:43] <ReggieUK> you need to compile your game to use openGL ES <---- important bit
[18:43] <ReggieUK> pi uses opengl es, not opengl :)
[18:43] <tcial> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1.1K Aug 3 21:37 passwd
[18:43] <tcial> -rw-r----- 1 root shadow 763 Aug 4 17:32 shadow
[18:43] <tcial> Is that correct?
[18:44] <nid0> yes
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[18:44] <tcial> good :)
[18:44] <tcial> Now I'ma try it :p
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[18:45] <tcial> Permission denied, please try again.
[18:45] <tcial> -_-
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[18:46] <tcial> FUUU
[18:46] <tcial> And "Login Incorrect" on the pi
[18:48] <tcial> Any ideas?
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[18:49] <[SLB]> i did the same thing in my pi, i edited shadow and shadow-, groups and groups-, passw and passw-
[18:49] <[SLB]> and worked fine
[18:50] <ekselkiu> There's a shadow groups file, too. It's called gshadow.
[18:50] <tcial> why is there a - duplicate of each file?
[18:50] <ekselkiu> tcial: They're supposed to be backups, I think.
[18:50] <tcial> I haven't touched groups or gshadow
[18:50] <[SLB]> i thought it was a backup, maybe it is
[18:50] <[SLB]> hm and i didn't touch gshadow either
[18:50] <tcial> I have copied the default passwd and shadow off the debian IMG
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[18:51] <[SLB]> copied perms maybe
[18:51] <tcial> I just typed root, messing about
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[18:51] <tcial> and it didn't ask for a password
[18:51] <tcial> Logged me straight in o_o
[18:52] <[SLB]> maybe you better delete the original user and just create a new one?
[18:53] <tcial> fixed it
[18:53] <[SLB]> and set a passw for root just in case
[18:53] <tcial> Human error FTW
[18:53] <[SLB]> nice
[18:53] <[SLB]> \o/
[18:53] <ukwiz> ladoga: having sh rather than bash
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[18:53] <tcial> For some reason, when I copied the passwd to it, it didn't overwrite the old one
[18:53] <tcial> Meaning, the messed up passwd was still there o_o
[18:53] <tcial> Ah well, all is good now.
[18:54] <ukwiz> how much memory should I see on the pi?
[18:54] <nid0> anywhere from 128mb to 224
[18:54] <nid0> depending on what split you're using
[18:55] <ukwiz> what split?
[18:55] <nid0> ram/gpu memory split
[18:55] <ekselkiu> * CPU/GPU memory split
[18:55] <ukwiz> where is that set?
[18:55] <nid0> start.elf
[18:55] <ekselkiu> It depends on what you use for start.elf
[18:56] <techsurvivor> look in /boot
[18:56] <ukwiz> I access via ssh, so what is the minimum for start.elf?
[18:56] <techsurvivor> there are various elfs in there, start.elf is the one that loads, copy over that with the split you want
[18:57] <wiiguy> what do i need to install to use the svn command ?
[18:57] <techsurvivor> why would you want the minimum for ssh? if you're not using the gpu use the 224/32 split or whatever it is cpu/gpu
[18:57] <techsurvivor> apt-get install subversion
[18:57] <wiiguy> ah ty :)
[18:58] <techsurvivor> and you can look for stuff with apt-get search subversion or whatever
[18:58] <wiiguy> hmm ok
[18:58] <ekselkiu> wiiguy: Subversion
[18:58] <wiiguy> thanks for ya fast answer
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[18:59] <techsurvivor> no problem, you can find just about anything with apt-get search or aptitude search.
[18:59] <ekselkiu> You can use packages.debian.org to find a package that contains a particular file, or you can use pkgfile in Arch Linux.
[18:59] <techsurvivor> you can install apt-file for that as well
[18:59] <techsurvivor> but only ones you've added I guess :)
[18:59] <techsurvivor> (repos)
[19:00] <wiiguy> i see
[19:00] <techsurvivor> i'm a little afraid to use anything outside the current repos though, with the special hard float builds and all that though
[19:02] <techsurvivor> apt-file apt-cache apt-get will get you 90% of the way there though :)
[19:03] <wiiguy> ok ty for the cmd's :) going to play with my rpi now :D
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[19:09] <ladoga> wiiguy: apt-get update
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[19:10] <ladoga> then apt-cache search <whatever>
[19:10] <ladoga> to look for packages
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[19:11] <ekselkiu> I'm not sure if that would've helped him, because the package is called subversion, not svn.
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[19:12] <ladoga> ekselkiu: that returns subversion among other matches
[19:13] <ladoga> anyway it's useful to know how to search packages so one doesn't have to ask every time for exact name
[19:13] <ladoga> or well...that was my resoning :)
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[19:15] <[SLB]> some screenshots of hardinfo running on my rpi http://goo.gl/VjljC i think it's nice and gives an overall system information view
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[19:23] <tcial> what WM do you reccomend for the rPi?
[19:23] <timg> is it advised to not leave the rpi turned on all the time?
[19:24] <tcial> timg: It should be fine
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[19:25] <Moofie> how do you force gcc to compile for hard float? is that with -mfloat-abi=hard ? I can't find any reference in the raspbian news items
[19:25] <[SLB]> tcial, i think people mostly use openbox maybe
[19:25] <muep> the default openbox used in raspbian is a quite nice in both features and resource use
[19:26] <tcial> Thanks :D
[19:26] <tcial> One more question, is it possible to change resolution whilst in the WM?
[19:27] <[SLB]> there's the monitor settings in the wm menu but on my tv didn't let me change resolution
[19:27] <[SLB]> i didn't try any further yet
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[19:34] <dreamon__> Does anybody know a example of a counter. It should count maximum 5 pluses on gpio input per second. best without a endless loop
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[19:59] <techsurvivor> dreamon__: I think the wirelessPi might be able to do that for you, it will let you do a thread as well so it's not an endless loop that you have to insert your whole application in
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[20:00] <techsurvivor> his test programs probably have enough to get you going with an example.
[20:00] <ReggieUK> wouldn't that be wirINGpi
[20:01] <techsurvivor> oops lol
[20:01] <techsurvivor> yeah
[20:01] <techsurvivor> just woke up
[20:01] <techsurvivor> well kinda, woke up earlier and went right back to bed after I decided i hadn't slept enough
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[20:05] <steve_rox> finally got a case around the pi , now the tempature it gets worrys me even more so
[20:06] <techsurvivor> why, is it getting anywhere near 70C ?
[20:06] <ziltro2> Put it in the fridge?
[20:06] <techsurvivor> water cooling
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[20:06] <ziltro2> Actually I contemplated using a RPi to control my fridge.
[20:06] <techsurvivor> maybe a nonconductive fluid coolant bath
[20:06] <ziltro2> But the fridge died before they were available.
[20:07] <ziltro2> I think I'd use an Arduino actually, and another in the freezer. Then serial connect those to a RPi.
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[20:08] <ziltro2> wWhat I wanted is to allow them to slightly vary their temperature range depending on electricity demand.
[20:09] <ziltro2> I wonder if you can infer local demand from voltage?
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[20:11] <techsurvivor> not sure what "infer local demand" mean? do you mean the voltage into the fridge?
[20:11] <techsurvivor> using an ammeter would probably be a better measure
[20:11] <ziltro2> Yes, the voltage in the house fluctuates
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[20:12] <techsurvivor> voltage varies outside of the fridge, that' sjust the power grid for you, amps going in would be a much better figure of merit
[20:12] <ziltro2> As people connect loads the voltage will fall, and vice versa.
[20:12] <techsurvivor> use a killawatt or whatever it is, they have been hacked :)
[20:13] <mru> the line voltage tells you something about the electricity usage in your local area
[20:13] <mru> the current going into your appliance does not
[20:13] <Maqs> does anybody know about a fast and working solution using the pi as a thin/thick client for a virtualized system running on a linux machine?
[20:13] <techsurvivor> he wants to monitor the fride conditions though, if i understood him right
[20:13] <ziltro2> I would have though current would vary along with the voltage?
[20:14] <ziltro2> I want to monitor local voltage, to see the demand on the electricity network as a whole.
[20:14] <techsurvivor> why would you care what the voltage coming into your house is doing, other than to be a more responsible citizen ? :)
[20:14] <Maqs> kvm + vnc isn't anything near to what one would call fast :-/
[20:14] <techsurvivor> oh, i misunderstood you then :)
[20:14] <ziltro2> I was wondering if it is as simple as if the voltage goes up then not so much electricity is being used, if it goes down then more electricity is being used.
[20:14] <mru> techsurvivor: maybe he _is_ trying to be a responsible citizen
[20:14] <mru> shocking thought, I know
[20:15] <techsurvivor> could be :) . it is shocking to us typical selfish americans
[20:15] <techsurvivor> heh
[20:15] <ziltro2> Well I've heard of 'smard fridges' and stuff which appear to need links to the electricity company, and monitoring voltage would remove the need for them to have any control over your fridge. ;)
[20:15] <techsurvivor> i was thinking more about alleviating the power bill :)
[20:15] <ziltro2> Also it is an interesting project.
[20:15] <techsurvivor> it is very interesting
[20:15] <ekselkiu> ziltro2: The voltage of the power supply in your house will vary a little bit, arbitrarily.
[20:15] <mru> ziltro2: to do anything useful with "smart fridges" you do need some coordination
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[20:16] <ziltro2> I started off thinking RPi = internet connection which could, if they provided it, get demand information from the electricity company.
[20:16] <mru> if they all connect to a central control server, you can avoid them all turning on at the same time
[20:16] <mru> if everybody just monitored the local voltage, you'd probably just end up with some bad oscillations
[20:17] <ziltro2> Yeah perhaps.
[20:17] <ziltro2> Might need some randomisation or something
[20:18] <ziltro2> Also it would want to update slowly. You probably don't want to turn the compressor on or off too often.
[20:18] <mru> to maintain a given temperature differential against the surroundings, a given fridge needs to run the compressor at some specific duty cycle
[20:19] <ziltro2> Mmm, depending on temperature.
[20:19] <ziltro2> Effectively it has a temperature range, say 1??C - 4??C?
[20:19] <mru> to keep a constant temperature on the inside, the required duty cycle increases with ambient temperature
[20:20] <ziltro2> I was thinking that the simplest thing would be to limit it to, say, the top half of the range if demand is heavy, the bottom end if demand is light.
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[20:20] <mru> it would be bad if all fridges in an area had their cycles synchronised
[20:20] <ziltro2> Yes, probably would.
[20:20] <mru> but that's extremely unlikely to happen by chance
[20:21] <ziltro2> Even if there's a power cut for a few hours?
[20:21] <mru> yes, then they'll all come on at once
[20:21] <mru> but they'll randomise rather quickly after the initial cycle
[20:21] <ziltro2> Mind you that happens already.
[20:21] <mru> since they're all a bit different
[20:21] <ziltro2> Yeah, due to different temperature conditions in each home.
[20:21] <mru> the initial spike can be a problem though
[20:22] <mru> different models too
[20:22] <ziltro2> But that is already a problem, so presumably not too bad... :)
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[20:23] <mru> after a widespread power outage, the distribution companies stage the reconnections to avoid too bad load spikes
[20:23] <mru> but even so, it can be a bit of a problem
[20:23] <ziltro2> I did once hear the electricity people turn a switch back on, I'd love to have watched it. :)
[20:23] <ziltro2> Overhead switch.
[20:24] <mru> you wouldn't see anything spectacular
[20:24] <mru> no huge arcs or anything
[20:24] <mru> those switches are designed to avoid that
[20:24] <ziltro2> It made quite a bang.
[20:24] <ziltro2> Perhaps turning it off would have been more fun, but I was in the shower at the time...
[20:24] <ziltro2> Electric shower, of course.
[20:25] <mru> the biggest risk of arcing is when you break a circuit
[20:25] <ziltro2> Yeah, that's when the fun happens.
[20:26] <mru> mostly if it's accidental
[20:26] <ziltro2> I've seen a couple of Tesla coils.
[20:26] <mru> well, that's another kind of fun entirely
[20:26] <ziltro2> Oh yes. :)
[20:27] <mru> anyway, a smart fridge can help power companies in several ways
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[20:27] <mru> one is staggered startup after a power outage
[20:27] <mru> they could also allow the temperature to rise slightly during periods of short supply
[20:28] <ziltro2> I suppose it could.
[20:28] <ziltro2> Would the staggering be in a matter of seconds?
[20:28] <ziltro2> If so a simple delay(random()) could help
[20:28] <ziltro2> ie. all fridges with CPUs could do that at startup
[20:28] <ziltro2> Wait up to 30 seconds to turn on, at random.
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[20:29] <ziltro2> Depending where random() gets its seed.
[20:29] <mru> I suspect a somewhat longer delay would be needed
[20:29] <mru> a few minutes perhaps
[20:29] <mru> maybe even more
[20:30] <techsurvivor> might be better if they could do it to AC/Heating systems :)
[20:30] <mru> suppose you have 100k fridges all wanting to start up
[20:30] <nid0> the power companies get to decide the temperature of my fridge for their convenience when they buy it for me, tbh.
[20:30] <mru> techsurvivor: yeah, that too
[20:30] <ziltro2> Yeah, heating/cooling could have a longer delay.
[20:30] <techsurvivor> that's where most of my power goes, for sure, fridge doesn't really use that much comparitively
[20:30] <mru> nid0: what if they offer you a discount on electricity?
[20:31] <ziltro2> nid0: That's what I'm trying to avoid. They can tell me if they want load or not, and my fridge can decide what to do with that information.
[20:31] <techsurvivor> might be handy to only be activated when the grid starts to get overloaded
[20:31] <mru> grid overload is become a problem in many areas
[20:31] <techsurvivor> like what happened in india, except they have about 50% of the power just being tapped into and stolen
[20:31] <mru> *becoming
[20:31] <nid0> mru: and who pays for that discount, the electricity company has to make the money somewhere, and by turning fridges down theyre supplying less power = making less money anyway
[20:32] <mru> nid0: no, they're smoothing out peaks in demand
[20:32] <nid0> "discounts" for being able to control my appliances will just come at the sake of higher default prices, bringing the discount back to the original cost
[20:32] <techsurvivor> nid0: it costs them a lot more when they blow up transformers and substations during the summer and what not
[20:32] <mru> the peak supply can be very expensive
[20:33] <techsurvivor> i was thinking more of that, here in texas we always get warnings that if we don't back off it's going to go :)
[20:33] <mru> exactly
[20:33] <techsurvivor> especially during the summer
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[20:33] <mru> so if your heating/ac and whatnot received that information and reacted automatically, everybody should be happier
[20:34] <techsurvivor> i basically do my part, but it is voluntary. it's as much to keep the bills down as anything
[20:34] <ziltro2> What they could do is broadcast the information on a web site which a machine can poll
[20:34] <ziltro2> eg. a RPi.
[20:34] <techsurvivor> yeah, i'd be willing to do that when it looks like there's going to be a rolling blackout because of demand
[20:34] <techsurvivor> and rpi could monitor and send it all back ;)
[20:35] <ziltro2> I've never had anything like that... Except once when a scrapyard went on fire unterneath the two main power lines into the area.
[20:35] <mru> ziltro2: where do you live?
[20:35] <ziltro2> Yes, although sending back should be optional.
[20:35] <ziltro2> UK.
[20:35] <mru> UK is good so far
[20:35] <techsurvivor> well you could do it locally for fun, if you could hook up to your fridge temp monitoring and AC, and other things
[20:35] <ziltro2> I think I had a server on for 3 years or so, no UPS, no powercuts. But that was suspiciously near a hospital...
[20:35] <ziltro2> Also we have a DC link to France.
[20:35] <mru> since I moved to southampton 7 years ago, I haven't been without power a single second
[20:36] <techsurvivor> just have an email activatin :) "lower power 10%; 2 hours; end" lolz
[20:36] <ziltro2> I wonder where that DC link is.
[20:36] <techsurvivor> mru, it blinks here but in a year i've only had an outage for about a couple hours one night. i forget which country has the best grid, i seem to recall one of the scandanavian countries
[20:37] <ziltro2> Oh, wow, over near Dover.
[20:37] <ziltro2> I did live on a farm for a bit.
[20:37] <ziltro2> Power cuts were fairly common. I saw 250v too.
[20:37] <mru> when I lived in a suburb of stockholm, I had one power cut that I remember
[20:38] <mru> just a short time during the night, but my computer hated it
[20:38] <mru> in the countryside, brief power cuts happen a few times a year during bad weather
[20:38] <nid0> thats the joy of small overhead cabling
[20:38] <ziltro2> The 'low voltage' transformers around here all seem to have two HV cables coming in.
[20:39] <ziltro2> So any single fault can be switched out of the system.
[20:39] <mru> yeah, that minimises downtime
[20:39] <ziltro2> And everything ense should continue
[20:39] <mru> you'll probably still have a brief outage while it switches over
[20:39] <ziltro2> Oh yes, it looks manual. :)
[20:39] <ziltro2> But I suppose it might not be.
[20:39] <ziltro2> Some have levers with locks.
[20:40] <mru> oh, that manual
[20:40] <ziltro2> Pretty sure those are manual.
[20:40] <mru> but even if automatic, it would need to go out briefly
[20:40] <ziltro2> It is a little rural here, not very. There are some single phase HV supplies around.
[20:41] <mru> power grids are complicated things
[20:41] <ziltro2> Yeah, I've been mapping what I can see on OpenStreetMap. :)
[20:41] <ziltro2> The substation switches have labels naming where they are connected to, which is useful if you can read it.
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[20:59] <mikma> http://imgur.com/gallery/IcaGz
[21:00] <ekselkiu> You got me :)
[21:01] <ekselkiu> I can't find a list of known good powered USB hubs that can power the pi on the elinux wiki.
[21:01] <ekselkiu> Seems like there are really crap hubs that don't have any sort of power supply, tie *all* the power supply pins together and will just cause problems, and there are proper USB hubs that will probably limit to 100mA without negotiation.
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[21:05] <Hodapp> I had a USB hub once that came with an AC - not DC - power supply and once made my entire mouse move in reverse.
[21:05] <Hodapp> Seriously
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[21:06] <timg> blame china
[21:07] <ekselkiu> Haha!
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[21:07] <ekselkiu> How was it ever *supposed* to work?
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[21:09] <ekselkiu> Has anyone actually got a pi to work reliably from a powered hub? (Emphasis on the "reliably".)
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[21:11] <brougham> my powered hub won't supply the power if it isn't connected to a PC (but does work as things stop working if you unplug the psu)
[21:11] <brougham> i mean the psu works, as the pc can't suppply enough power on it's own
[21:12] <Tenchworks> ekselkiu running a pi right now off a powered hub
[21:12] <Tenchworks> it's been on for about 3 weeks
[21:12] <Tenchworks> so I think's that should qualify as reliable
[21:13] <ekselkiu> Tenchworks: So what sort of hub is it?
[21:13] <Tenchworks> 4 port belkin
[21:13] <Tenchworks> let me see if I still have the link to it my browser history
[21:14] <techsurvivor> i've been using a lenovo one for about 1 week now with now issues
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[21:14] <techsurvivor> no*
[21:14] <Tenchworks> http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Ultra-Slim-Series-4-Port-F4U040v/dp/B005A0B3FG/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1340481192&sr=1-1&keywords=F4U040
[21:14] <Tenchworks> that's the one
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[21:14] <ekselkiu> Thanks. It only gets two extra USB ports though :-\
[21:15] <techsurvivor> http://shop.lenovo.com/us/itemdetails/57Y6663/460/B498B2682BD348E28C5B4581F30A3967 this is the one I've been using
[21:16] <ekselkiu> Heh, they just threw an ethernet NIC in there for good measure :P
[21:16] <mrdragons> Hmm, anyone have a 1G version of the arch image?
[21:16] <techsurvivor> it's handy when you need one! if i have a wire nearby i'll hook it up :)
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[21:16] <Tenchworks> if I get a model-a then I might snag one of those
[21:17] <Tenchworks> was thinking of maybe in the future snagging a model-a and turning it into a mp3 player
[21:17] <ekselkiu> mrdragons: I'm pretty sure the Arch image I used was less than 1G.
[21:17] <[SLB]> there's also this one with 7 ports http://goo.gl/ICNOf
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[21:18] <Tenchworks> since none of the mp3 players out there do what I want or are full of uneeded extra bloat >.>
[21:18] <ekselkiu> mrdragons: The Arch image I have is 1.9G, but only 505M is actually used in the file system.
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[21:19] <techsurvivor> you could possibly size it down with gparted? maybe, i've never gone in that direction heh
[21:19] <mrdragons> ekselkiu: Ok, cool
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[21:20] <mrdragons> Maybe I'll be able to dd it and still have a bootable system anyways. >.>
[21:20] <techsurvivor> that's possible, might be more thorough to mount and see if you could get gparted to size it down though
[21:20] <techsurvivor> might save some nasty surprises :)
[21:21] <techsurvivor> yes i colored between the lines as a child
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[21:21] <ekselkiu> mrdragons: Don't do that.
[21:21] <ekselkiu> mrdragons: Just make an empty file system and copy the files across.
[21:22] <ekselkiu> mrdragons: Also, make sure the partitions you create are aligned to flash erase blocks to increase speed and decrease wear.
[21:22] <ekselkiu> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/How_to_Damage_a_FLASH_Storage_Device
[21:22] <mrdragons> Oh. Well derp, I didn't think about that. Thanks, heh
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[21:23] <ekselkiu> Note that you need a small FAT partition followed by the root partition for Linux.
[21:23] <ekselkiu> [SLB]: Thanks. That hub isn't on the "verified peripherals" wiki page though :-\
[21:24] <ekselkiu> The 4-port version is.
[21:24] <[SLB]> oh, thought it would have been supported as well, wonders why
[21:24] <[SLB]> but is it listed as unsupported or just not listed?
[21:24] <[SLB]> maybe no one tried it :3
[21:24] <ekselkiu> Just not listed.
[21:24] <ekselkiu> Perhaps.
[21:24] <[SLB]> eheh
[21:25] <ekselkiu> I don't want *another* useless USB hub :P
[21:25] <[SLB]> makes sense :)
[21:25] <ekselkiu> If the 4-port one can supply 3.5A to one USB port then I can chain the 7-port one I have :)
[21:25] <ReggieUK> hmmmmmmn
[21:26] <ReggieUK> that 7 port will actually be 1 4 port hub going into a 2nd 4 port hub going into the smsc chip going into the pi's usb
[21:26] <ReggieUK> sounds like fun
[21:26] <ekselkiu> SMSC=?
[21:27] <ReggieUK> ethernet/usb chip on the pi
[21:27] <ekselkiu> Why would it be going through that?
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[21:27] <ReggieUK> are you planning on plugging this 7 port hub into the pi?
[21:27] <ekselkiu> Yes.
[21:28] <ekselkiu> Oh, the data going through those? What would be the problem?
[21:28] <ekselkiu> A bit slow?
[21:28] <ReggieUK> afaik it's to do with endpoints and how they're handled
[21:28] <timg> is there any way to make the rpi faster
[21:28] <ReggieUK> you will run out quicker
[21:28] <timg> I was reading on hexxeh's blog where he mentions something about taking some of the video memory and putting on system memory
[21:28] <ReggieUK> because they're taken up by the hubs
[21:29] <timg> often times it doesn't take my mouseclicks
[21:29] <ekselkiu> timg: Yes, you can control how much memory is reserved for the GPU.
[21:29] <timg> kinda annoying
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[21:33] <ekselkiu> Why aren't there USB hubs (the actual USB hub chips, rather than the packages) with more than 4 ports?
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[21:33] <ekselkiu> I wonder if it's a limitation of the USB hub spec.
[21:36] <ekselkiu> From a review of the 4-port USB hub: "This device will give you 4 more usb slots for anything you want" -- Obviously he hasn't noticed he had to use a USB socket to plug the hub into :)
[21:39] <Ionic`> ekselkiu: who knows, maybe there are, but they're too expensive
[21:39] <Ionic`> and complicated
[21:39] <ekselkiu> Maybe.
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[21:41] <Ionic`> the spec allows for 127 ports so meh
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[21:42] <Ionic`> "Most support a four-port hub system, but hubs using 16-port hub controllers are also available in the industry."
[21:42] <Ionic`> wikipedia says
[21:43] <Ionic`> thus I think it's just impracticle to use anything else but 4-port-controllers
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[21:44] <Ionic`> those are cheap, widely manufactured and tested
[21:45] <techsurvivor> http://www.ubergizmo.com/2012/03/satechi-12-port-usb-hub-ships/
[21:46] <cjbaird> ekselkiu: you could.... always make your own USB (power) hub from scratch, like I did :) ... http://i.imgur.com/EcCAD.jpg (left picture)
[21:46] <Ionic`> techsurvivor: that's likely using 4 4-port-controllers
[21:47] <Ionic`> (and not connecting one port, for whatever reason)
[21:47] <techsurvivor> it could be, but as long as the switch is efficient you won't know
[21:47] <techsurvivor> and you mean 3
[21:47] <techsurvivor> :)
[21:47] <Ionic`> 3*3 + 4
[21:47] <Ionic`> no, 3*3 + 4
[21:47] <Ionic`> you need to cascade them too
[21:47] <Ionic`> or don't you?
[21:47] <techsurvivor> oh yeah, 1 port for the hub
[21:47] <techsurvivor> heh
[21:47] <techsurvivor> you're right
[21:47] <Ionic`> which makes 13
[21:47] <techsurvivor> or it could be a real chip with 12 usb ports
[21:48] <Ionic`> could be
[21:48] <techsurvivor> would be cheaper if you're an asic company to do that
[21:48] <Ionic`> I know that most 7-port usb hubs are made up of 2 4-port-controllers
[21:48] <Ionic`> where the second one is connected to one port of the first
[21:48] <techsurvivor> never took one apart, it shouldn't make much difference as a user though
[21:48] <ekselkiu> Great. For some reason the Amazon UK site doesn't give any model numbers.
[21:50] <Scepterr> i use this 2in1 hub http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-USB-2-0-7-PORT-HUB/dp/B000TTTJ36/
[21:50] <Scepterr> quite awesome
[21:51] <techsurvivor> https://www.thinkgeek.com/product/e5be/?cpg=cj&ref=&CJURL=&CJID=2463108
[21:51] <techsurvivor> hah 24 ports
[21:51] <techsurvivor> out of stock of course
[21:52] <Scepterr> lego usb hub :p https://plus.google.com/photos/106544349933037831956/albums/5751776573083768129/5752106159317948738
[21:52] <techsurvivor> okay one of my 8 gig cd cards decided it was 4GB :P
[21:53] <ekselkiu> O_o
[21:53] <ReggieUK> are you sure?
[21:53] <ekselkiu> Sure it's not just the partition table?
[21:53] <ReggieUK> are you sure it doesn't just need resizing?
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[21:53] <techsurvivor> i think so, maybe I just labeled it wrong
[21:53] <techsurvivor> i was using dd if=/dev/zero . I thought all my sd's were 8 or 16, maybe I need more sleep
[21:54] <[SLB]> lime bricks ftw
[21:54] <techsurvivor> ok i'm insane it is 4GB :P
[21:54] <techsurvivor> this must have wound up in the pile
[21:54] <Scepterr> thatll teach yah to lick off the labels
[21:54] <techsurvivor> well it was an adapter, i pulled out the micro sd and it said 4
[21:55] <Scepterr> why didnt you do that first O_o
[21:55] <techsurvivor> didn't realize it was an adapter until just now, i just had it in my mind these were all 8gb plus
[21:55] <techsurvivor> must have slipped in from one of my old cameras :)
[21:56] <Scepterr> why is your mind so wrong
[21:56] <techsurvivor> human flaw, i'm not a robot
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[21:56] <ekselkiu> Mbidibidibidi. Need input.
[21:56] <Scepterr> time for the scrapyard
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[21:56] <techsurvivor> over 30 = time for the scrapyard
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[22:06] <stain> what is the best video player? I'm running raspbian now
[22:07] <ekselkiu> I really like mplayer, it's nice and simple. It won't use the pi's GPU though, so it won't be able to play high quality videos.
[22:08] <ekselkiu> (If it can play any videos at all :)
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[22:09] <friggle> stain: omxplayer should "just work"
[22:09] <techsurvivor> it can play 320x240, i've done that
[22:09] <friggle> stain: and is pre-installed on the foundation image
[22:09] <techsurvivor> cool, i haven't tried, is it compiled to use the GPU ?
[22:09] <ekselkiu> I suppose it depends on the codec quite a lot.
[22:09] <friggle> stain: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install omxplayer to upgrade to a version that fixes some bugs (such as cutting off early during playback)
[22:10] <friggle> techsurvivor: yes. It will do hardware accelerated decoding for xvid and h264
[22:10] <techsurvivor> good deal
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[22:22] <stain> I was thinking 1080p, not 320x240 ;)
[22:23] <stain> thanks, I'll give it a go
[22:23] <stain> putting up an evil 1080p mkv just to be cruel
[22:23] <stain> one that always cranked out the Apple TV..
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[22:28] <mongrelion> Hi there, raspberrians o/
[22:28] <bertrik> hi mongrelion
[22:30] <mongrelion> what's poppin'?
[22:32] <bertrik> I don't know, I'm just joined and looking what's going on here
[22:32] <mongrelion> everybody seems to be chillin'
[22:32] <ekselkiu> The 7-port version of that hub is going on eBay for ??135?!?!
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[22:33] <mongrelion> so I just received my Raspberry Pi and, stupid me, I ain't got a proper power supply for it. Neither I have a keyboard nor a mouse xD I've got this adapter for a Palm I used to have. It's a 5V and 1.0A one, and I know the raspberry asks for 700mA. I was wondering if 1000mA was too much for it.
[22:33] <stephan48> is there a way to get the core temperature of the raspberry pi(and maybe of the usb/lan chip) in software?
[22:33] <ekselkiu> mongrelion: Power supplies are voltage sources. You can't have too much current. The device draws what it needs.
[22:33] <stephan48> or would i have to use a external sensor?
[22:34] <ekselkiu> mongrelion: However, if the voltage is not well regulated, the pi might be unstable.
[22:34] <ekselkiu> mongrelion: So if it's 5V and actually has a micro-USB plug, give it a go.
[22:34] <bertrik> I found that with a simple 5V USB charger, the board would start but USB and ethernet didn't work
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[22:35] <bertrik> Everything works with an ipod/ipad charger for me
[22:35] <ekselkiu> Apparently iPod/iPad chargers have too much voltage drop.
[22:35] <mongrelion> it's not a micro-USB plug :s it's a "normal" jack.
[22:35] <mongrelion> ekselkiu: -^
[22:36] <mongrelion> is there a way to measure the voltage drop for this charger?
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[22:36] <mongrelion> I've got a tiny tester here... if it is usefull in this case.
[22:36] <bertrik> I think there is 5V test point on the board
[22:37] <bertrik> you could measure the voltage difference between ground and that with a multimeter/voltmeter
[22:37] <mongrelion> OMG the power supply is not a jack plug /o\
[22:37] <InControl> no it is micro USB
[22:37] <mongrelion> :( fail.
[22:38] <InControl> most mobiles charge with micr USB tese days
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[22:38] <mongrelion> oh, yeah, my phone's charger is microusb and it is 5.1V and 0.7A :)
[22:38] <bertrik> http://elinux.org/RPi_Hardware#How_Can_I_tell_if_the_power_supply_is_inadequate.3F
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[22:38] <stain> mongrelion: the mA is the maximum the charger will give
[22:39] <InControl> mongrelion: should work
[22:39] <ekselkiu> If you try to do more than that it'll drop its voltage, turn off or emit smoke, depending on its quality :)
[22:39] <ekselkiu> s/do more/draw more/
[22:40] <stain> mongrelion: but if you have not got a micro USB cable..
[22:40] <mongrelion> so the raspberry pi might try to draw more voltage <?> and then the charger might fail and explode like a nuclear bomb?
[22:40] <trevorman> stephan48: nope. no temperature sensor in the rpi at all.
[22:40] <mongrelion> I do. This is a charger for a LG Optimus One P500
[22:40] <bertrik> mongrelion, the charger determines the voltage, the pi determines the current, within reason of course
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[22:42] <bertrik> mongrelion, what do you plan on using the pi for?
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[22:43] <mongrelion> hmmm that's a good question. What I have in mind is to run a couple services on it, so have it like a staging server (for mysql/postgresql/mongodb/redis)
[22:43] <mongrelion> not all of them running at the same time, of course ????
[22:44] <mongrelion> but I would also like to test its graphic, so I might run XMBC and/or UrbanTerror on it if it's possible.
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[22:44] <mongrelion> and then some integration labs between the raspberry pi and my arduino...
[22:44] <bertrik> make sure to check out raspbmc
[22:44] <mongrelion> I have just downloaded raspbian from raspberrypi.org Is that one ok?
[22:45] <BCMM_> how fast is the SD card reader on the Pi? what is the fastest class worth getting?
[22:45] <bertrik> It's a very good start
[22:45] <mongrelion> I use archlinux on my servers, though, but read that raspbian gets the most from the hardware.
[22:45] <BCMM_> i mean, is there an actual performance difference between a class 6 and a class 10?
[22:45] <bertrik> I think I got something like 11 MB/s from a class 10 card
[22:46] <bertrik> The class X rating is the minimum sustained throughput in megabytes if I understand correctly
[22:46] <ekselkiu> * megabytes per second
[22:46] <mongrelion> how to know what's my SD card's class?
[22:46] <techsurvivor> writing throughput
[22:46] <ekselkiu> mongrelion: I don't think they tend to say on them.
[22:46] <techsurvivor> write an image to it and you'll get a pretty good guess :)
[22:47] <ekselkiu> :)
[22:47] <BCMM_> according to wikipedia it isn't exactly that, but it's same order of magnitude
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[22:47] <BCMM_> no wait it is that and i can't read
[22:47] <BCMM_> ekselkiu, mongrelion: they most certainly do tend to say the class on them
[22:47] <ekselkiu> BCMM_: Mine doesn't :(
[22:47] <BCMM_> it's a number in a little broken circle
[22:47] <ekselkiu> Ohh, mine does! :D
[22:47] <bertrik> Then it's probably not a very fast one ... :)
[22:47] <BCMM_> ekselkiu: if it doesn't say it's usually not good
[22:48] <ekselkiu> It's a class 10. I didn't notice the circle.
[22:48] <ekselkiu> It's supposed to be 32G but it's only 30GiB
[22:48] <bertrik> I think raspbian already has the readahead_kb thing set to a sensible value
[22:49] <BCMM_> ekselkiu: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Digital#Speed_Class_Rating shows the symbols
[22:49] <InControl> storage devices always have less than the raw data value
[22:49] <ekselkiu> Is some used for wear-levelling information?
[22:49] <BCMM_> bertrik: so it's likely to be worth using a class 10 then?
[22:49] <InControl> first often use 1000 bytes as a KB instead of 1024
[22:50] <InControl> second space reserved for isolating bad blocks
[22:50] <bertrik> BCMM_, I think so, but haven't done any measurement to back it up though
[22:50] <ekselkiu> Hmm, 32G = 29.8Gi
[22:50] <techsurvivor> what is that disk utility everyone uses for disk performance?
[22:50] <bertrik> hdparm I guess
[22:50] <InControl> third when formatted there is the formating structure using space
[22:50] <ekselkiu> "Formatting structure using space"... I looked at the actual block device size.
[22:51] <BCMM_> bertrik: oh wait, classes are rated for write speed
[22:51] <techsurvivor> i think there is something a little more thorough, will look around, that would be a neat experiment to run, but it would have to be taken with a grain of salt without lots of differnt brands tested
[22:51] <BCMM_> because they're based on being able to record video in real-time at various bitrates
[22:51] <techsurvivor> that's what i said, try to write and image and look at the throughtput dd will tell you
[22:52] <bertrik> "sudo hdparm -tT /dev/mmcblk0" gives read speed
[22:52] <bertrik> I'd guess that a card with a high writing speed would also read quite fast
[22:52] <ekselkiu> Caching and buffering gets in the way here. I "wrote" half a gig to my SD card in seconds, yet it took quite a while to actually finish writing.
[22:52] <techsurvivor> iozone was the one I was thinking about
[22:52] <BCMM_> does anybody have any opinions on best SD cards to use with the Pi (i mean, decent read AND write speeds, and not buggy)?
[22:53] <techsurvivor> i'm using numerous cheap ones that work fine :)
[22:53] <ekselkiu> BCMM_: http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeripherals#Working_SD_Cards
[22:53] <techsurvivor> and then there is the list :)
[22:53] <BCMM_> ekselkiu: yes, but that's just a list of working cards - wondering what's fast and what's slow
[22:53] <techsurvivor> i should put the ones I have on there, and give back to the community
[22:53] <bertrik> I use a cheapie AData class 10 8 GB card
[22:54] <techsurvivor> hah i have 3 cheapie "topram" sd cards
[22:54] <techsurvivor> rated at 10
[22:54] <techsurvivor> $8 a piece I think
[22:54] <bertrik> I get 18.65 MB/s read speed from the hdparm -tT test
[22:55] * mru recommends sandisk cards
[22:57] <trevorman> BCMM_: the class rating is slightly messed up because 2,4,6 and 10 refer to different performance ratings
[22:57] <stain> I get 18.30
[22:58] <BCMM_> trevorman: how?
[22:58] <bertrik> I see I do get a "mmc0: problem reading SD Status register." message in dmesg, but it seems to work fine
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[22:58] <BCMM_> i have what was sold as a kingston microSD card but probably isn't
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[22:59] <trevorman> BCMM_: class 2,4 and 6 refer to minimum sustained write speeds
[22:59] <BCMM_> seeing as how the SD adaptor has a kingston logo and the uSD doesn't
[22:59] <trevorman> BCMM_: class 10 is minimum sequential write to an unfragmented card
[22:59] <ekselkiu> BCMM_: Hmm, dodgy :_\
[22:59] <BCMM_> it does not work well, errors in dmesg and 90% iowait for ages doing simple things
[22:59] <BCMM_> trevorman: huh, that's odd
[23:00] <trevorman> they made the class 10 spec for SD video cameras
[23:00] <bertrik> I would have guessed that sd card problems would have been solved in the general linux kernel for ages already
[23:01] <trevorman> bertrik: you're at the mercy of the controller itself, the controller drivers and whoever made the internals of that SD card
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[23:02] <bertrik> I've done a simple SPI based sd card driver for an embedded project and I know how various card can be finicky
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[23:02] <trevorman> loads of fakes as well which makes it extra fun
[23:02] <bertrik> and you sometimes have to be more lenient than the sd spec
[23:02] <BCMM_> trevorman: so what are "UHS Speed Classes"?
[23:02] <trevorman> yup
[23:03] <BCMM_> does that involve bus features that the pi doesn't have?
[23:03] <bertrik> BCMM_, trevorman isn't that for SDXC cards?
[23:04] <trevorman> UHS appears on SDHC as well
[23:04] <trevorman> UHS is basically increased clock and optional DDR IIRC
[23:05] <InControl> UHS have extra terminals
[23:05] <trevorman> eh?
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[23:05] <trevorman> the problem with running stuff in UHS mode on the RPi is that it wants 1.8V which we can't do
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[23:05] <InControl> the terminals are doubled up
[23:06] <trevorman> ah those. sorry
[23:06] <bertrik> so probably just plain SDHC, perhaps in high-speed mode, on the pi?
[23:06] <InControl> if you look at the pads on UHS card they are split so that they will work at standard speed in a regular SD slot but a UHS slot connects to the extra terminals
[23:06] <trevorman> the extra terminals are from UHS 2
[23:07] <InControl> ok
[23:07] <trevorman> bertrik: its best to check the list on the wiki but generally yes, SDHC from a good manufacturer
[23:07] <bertrik> trevorman, no, I mean the support on the raspberry pi
[23:07] <trevorman> I know
[23:08] <trevorman> the rpi is quirky regarding SD cards
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[23:08] <trevorman> some cards just don't work properly
[23:08] <trevorman> bertrik: http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeripherals#SD_cards
[23:09] <[SLB]> helps for the best choices http://elinux.org/RPi_Performance#SD_card
[23:09] <bertrik> I don't have a problem with my cards
[23:10] <mongrelion> I am already copying the raspberry image to the SD \o/
[23:11] <mongrelion> *drums* prprprprprprprprpr
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[23:14] <bertrik> 18.8 MB/s write and 19.6 MB/s read with the dd test on my adata 8GB class 10 card \o/
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[23:16] <trevorman> nice
[23:17] <bertrik> I'll update the wiki
[23:17] <stephan48> what would be the easiest way to connect a temp sensor(1 wire, DS18S20+) to the rpi with as less components as possible(should fit into the adafruit pi case)?
[23:19] <trevorman> I2C would be the easiest...
[23:20] <trevorman> isn't 1wire 5V?
[23:20] <ekselkiu> *with as few components as possible
[23:20] <[SLB]> what card is that bertrik?
[23:21] <InControl> Some people have used i-wire
[23:21] <InControl> 1
[23:21] <bertrik> [SLB], an ADATA 8GB class 10 card (wiki has been updated now, see http://elinux.org/RPi_Performance#SD_card )
[23:21] <trevorman> you can bitbang 1-wire on some of the gpios but you'd probably need to do level conversion since iirc it is a 5v bus
[23:22] <[SLB]> awesome thanks
[23:22] <bertrik> A DS1621 should work (i2c), I think even without any additional components (the pi has the pull-ups already, right?)
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[23:22] <stephan48> ekselkiu: thanks :)
[23:23] <stephan48> ekselkiu: i dont know how i miesses that!
[23:23] <stephan48> missed
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[23:23] <InControl> yes the pi has pull-ups
[23:24] <bertrik> a TC-74 from microchip should work too I think
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[23:24] <bertrik> (also i2c)
[23:24] <trevorman> stephan48: somebody has done it with a 18b20. http://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-raspberry-pi-educational-linux-distro/occidentalis-v0-dot-1#one-wire-support
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[23:25] <trevorman> stephan48: looks like you're fine with the ds18s20 as well. just power it off 3.3v
[23:26] <trevorman> they're rated for 3.0v to 5.5v
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[23:26] <InControl> look in the RPi forum for 1-wire
[23:26] <InControl> I think someone has made a driver
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[23:28] <bertrik> mongrelion, any success yet?
[23:29] <bertrik> mongrelion, actually I'm not completely sure yet what I'll use the pi for, for now just as a general experimental board. I'm hoping to find a way so I can sample high-speed (ultrasonic) audio and use it as a bat call recorder
[23:30] <ekselkiu> bertrik: I want to do that too.
[23:30] <bertrik> power consumption seems to be a bit high for powering it off batteries though
[23:30] <trevorman> the model A whenever it is released will be less since that USB hub + ethernet chip draws quite a bit
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[23:31] <trevorman> some people have been replacing the voltage regulators on the rpi as well and removing those LEDs
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[23:32] <bertrik> ah yes, I think I've seen something like that (was it on hackaday?)
[23:32] <BCMM_> iirc the regulator replacement was kinda bulky
[23:32] <trevorman> yeah and yeah
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[23:32] <BCMM_> bertrik: somebody posted it on the raspberrypi subreddit so pretty sure i can find it that way
[23:32] <ekselkiu> bertrik: A 192 kHz audio input might be enough.
[23:32] <cjbaird> was this -> http://www.bitwizard.nl/wiki/index.php?title=Reducing_power_consumption_of_a_raspberry_Pi
[23:33] <InControl> also remove the pull-up/down resistors that make the board ID
[23:33] <BCMM_> http://www.seanet.com/~karllunt/RasPiRegulatorReplacement.html
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[23:35] <trevorman> BCMM_: yeah saw that one as well. it is neater than the other one that was linked
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[23:36] <BCMM_> this sort of thing is one reason why it would be interesting to see compatible clones of the pi
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[23:37] <InControl> BCMM_: that would be OK if the the design was open !
[23:37] <trevorman> your first hurdle is getting broadcom to sell you that chip
[23:37] <BCMM_> InControl: it still isn't? i thought they said they wre going to do that
[23:37] <BCMM_> trevorman: yeah, i know...
[23:38] <bertrik> ekselkiu, yes, 192 kHz could be enough for most species, but I'd rather have (say) 250+ kHz so you could also record lesser horseshoes
[23:38] <trevorman> the kind of correct schematic was released. I think that is it for now
[23:38] <bertrik> I was looking at cheapie USB sound cards on dealextreme already :)
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[23:39] <InControl> I appreciate the work put in on the Pi, but the closed nature of it is disappointing. I was hoping to see it used as the basis for a number of projects, a sort of base hardware standard.
[23:39] <bertrik> I also wonder if I could sample audio with the ADC of one of those DVB-T USB sticks
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[23:40] <trevorman> bertrik: yeah you can
[23:41] <trevorman> its only 8 bit and stability isn't good though
[23:41] <trevorman> you can tap after the tuner and feed a signal directly into the rtl chip
[23:42] <bertrik> 8 bit is sufficient, but I don't need the IQ mixer
[23:43] <bertrik> I'll look into that more
[23:43] <trevorman> ah. not sure you can disable that
[23:43] <ekselkiu> Lots of people enter an IQ mixer. They come out equally intelligent.
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[23:46] <trevorman> bertrik: you'd probably want to just use a SPI ADC anyway. the DVB-T dongles draw quite a bit of current.
[23:46] <trevorman> a stock RPi can't power one properly from the USB ports
[23:47] <bertrik> ah yes, I remember, only 100 mA, and those DVB-T sticks do get kind of warm (indicating high current draw)
[23:48] <trevorman> yeah
[23:49] <ekselkiu> How fast can SPI go then?
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[23:50] <bertrik> 250 kS/s at 8 bit is already 2 MHz minimum
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[23:50] <Laurenceb_> ill just leave this here
[23:50] <Laurenceb_> http://www.google.com/search?client=ubuntu&channel=fs&q=magpie+peado&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gl=uk
[23:52] <bertrik> what?
[23:52] <Laurenceb_> the raspberry pi mag
[23:52] <Laurenceb_> also the name of MAGazine for Peado Information Exchange
[23:53] <Laurenceb_> which is ironic in a very bad way :P
[23:53] <ekselkiu> Do you perhaps mean "paedo"?
[23:53] <[SLB]> it's magpi btw
[23:54] <[SLB]> lol
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[23:54] <Laurenceb_> phew you're ok then
[23:54] <Laurenceb_> XD
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[23:55] <[SLB]> lol
[23:55] <trevorman> worst troll attempt ever
[23:55] <[SLB]> ahah
[23:55] <[SLB]> fail
[23:55] <cjbaird> Wikipedia must be customizing your results.. I didn't see anything like that when I searched.
[23:56] <ekselkiu> Search engine bubbles.
[23:56] <ekselkiu> So Laurenceb_ sees paedophilia-related results. Interesting.
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