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Re: Kernel 3.6.11
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2013, 01:52:58 AM »
Hi bmarcus

Thanks for the new version (version 3).

I few observations.

1.
I still have this mounting problem - so I'm unable to do a backup (filetool.sh -b).  I don't know what exactly is the cause of this problem, but I managed to solve it by deleting the mmcblk0p2 partition and then recreate the partition and I formatted it into ext2.
Now I can use tce-setdrive and the filetool.sh -b command is working.
So my conclusion is that there must be something special/wrong with the mmcblk0p2 partition that are included in your image?

2.
During boot, it is halting and waiting for me to press "enter" before it boots the last part.
That is probably the "pause" option in the cmdline.txt - so that I can remove.



Steen


EDIT:
I see that you still uses the older files:
start.elf
bootcode.bin
fixup.dat
etc

Also I have read somewhere that the newer versions of raspberry does not use the loader.bin anymore.

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Re: Kernel 3.6.11
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2013, 05:03:13 AM »
Right, in this alpha test image only first (boot) partition, others left over from my system which doesn't reflect to your partitioning. You mast take care repartioning/reformatting your card.
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Re: Kernel 3.6.11
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2013, 06:34:32 AM »
hi bmarcus.

I have noticed that you have updated the ALSA module to 3.6.11, however, there some problems:

1. If I choose to install the alsa.tcz it gives an error when trying to download the alsa-modules-3.6.11-piCore.
I think there is a difference in the name. It tries to download alsa-modules-3.6.11piCore.tcz which is returning an error HTTP/1.1 404 Not found.

Notice the difference:
alsa-modules-3.6.11-piCore.tcz
alsa-modules-3.6.11piCore.tcz   (written in the alsa.tcz)


2.
If I then manually install alsa-modules-3.6.11-picore.tcz via the tce package manager it installs fine.
I can the play music, but it won't survive a reboot.

But after a reboot I get this error:
error while loading shared libraries: libasound.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or direcory.


I didn't get these errors yesterday.

Regards
Steen

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Re: Kernel 3.6.11
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2013, 07:08:09 AM »
Hi sbp
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1. If I choose to install the alsa.tcz it gives an error when trying to download the alsa-modules-3.6.11-piCore.
Sounds like a typo in the  .dep  file for  alsa.tcz.
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error while loading shared libraries: libasound.so.2: ...
libasound.tcz  is not loaded.

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Re: Kernel 3.6.11
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2013, 07:16:34 AM »
libasound.tcz  is not loaded.

Hi Rich

But why isn't libasound loaded, it is a part of alsa.tcz - and previously all I had to do was to install alsa.tcz - and then I could play music also after a reboot?

Steen

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Re: Kernel 3.6.11
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2013, 07:35:23 AM »
Hi sbp
The alsa.tcz.dep file lists:
Code: [Select]
alsa-modules-KERNEL.tcz
libasound.tcz
libasound-bin.tcz
alsa-utils.tcz
alsa-plugins.tcz
What does:
Code: [Select]
uname -rreturn? That's what the  KERNEL  gets replaced with when it tries to fetch the modules.


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Re: Kernel 3.6.11
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2013, 07:40:01 AM »
uname -r

returns
3.6.11piCore

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Re: Kernel 3.6.11
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2013, 07:46:49 AM »
Hence:
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It tries to download alsa-modules-3.6.11piCore.tcz
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Re: Kernel 3.6.11
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2013, 07:49:20 AM »
Hi sbp
That's why the download failed, either your version number is missing a dash, or the following extension names
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alsa-modules-3.6.11-piCore.tcz
ax25-3.6.11-piCore.tcz
in the repository contain an extra dash.

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Re: Kernel 3.6.11
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2013, 07:56:02 AM »
Well
that is up to bmarkus to decide which one needs to be changed as I got the image from him.

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Re: Kernel 3.6.11
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2013, 07:56:17 AM »
It is a transitional period. In final image kernel version is 3.6.11-piCore, in test versions 3.6.11piCore. Also, test versions have all modules preinstalled while final has just the usual minimum. Wait a bit for the final one.
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Re: Kernel 3.6.11
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2013, 08:06:35 AM »
Hi bmarkus

Thanks for the explanation, I just reported the issue as I thought that it was a bug.

Will you prefer that I stop reporting these kind of observations until the final version arrive?

The modules you mentioned, what are those? I haven't really figured out what the modules do.

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Re: Kernel 3.6.11
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2013, 01:26:16 PM »
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Re: Kernel 3.6.11
« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2013, 01:33:26 PM »
The modules you mentioned, what are those? I haven't really figured out what the modules do.

Linux kernel is modular. Features can be built into the kernek, moved to modules or disabled. Modules are .ko files in /lib/modules and ususally not needed for basic operation but interface specific hardware, implement file systems, etc. Core comes with a minimals set of modules for most common tasks, like Erhernet interface, etc. and less frequently used are not part of base system, but can be installed from the repository. One example is the set of wireless modules. These are loaded by extensions automatically when needed.
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Re: Kernel 3.6.11
« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2013, 12:05:34 AM »
Dear bmarkus


THANK YOU - fantastic work.

The wifi problems I have had all the time using picore and playing music on my piCorePlayer is now gone.
I can even connect to my Dlink router at 150 Mbit/s and use any kind of protection WEB,WPA or WAP2 and it plays with-out any problems.

So I'm very satisfied.

What was the problem?
I saw that you made a new wifi package for the 3.6.11, do you think that it was a development in the kernel, or was it your new package that solved the problem?

Thanks
Steen   
« Last Edit: April 01, 2013, 12:17:23 AM by sbp »