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piCore-9.0beta3 released
« on: April 16, 2017, 10:18:59 AM »
Team Tiny Core is proud to announce immediate availability of the third beta release of the piCore-9.0 edition. Core components updated to latest upstream:


9.0beta3

- kernel 4.9.22
- BusyBox applets reviewed, added lsusb, mkfs.vfat, dropped rpm, etc.
- BusyBox mount replaced with util-linux to speed-up boot
- util-linux 2.29.2
- e2fsprogs 1.43.4
- MicroPython updated to 1.8.7-628
- RPi boot updated to 2017/04/15

Please note, waitusb=1 added to command line for armv6 to get /dev/mmcblk0p2 recognized. Depending on your SD card it may be unnecessary.


9.0beta2

Not released for public


9.0beta1

- kernel 4.9.10
- glibc 2.25
- BusyBox 1.26.2
- util-linux 2.29.1
- e2fsprogs 1.43.3
- GCC 6.3.0

piCore-8.x repo is compatible to 9.x except kernel dependent modules and header file.

Only one SD card image available, it works on all RPi boards. Download location:

http://tinycorelinux.net/9.x/armv7/test_releases/RPi/

Please try it and share your experience, bugs found, etc.
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Re: piCore-9.0beta3 released
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2017, 12:35:59 AM »
The first boot after writing the image with win32diskimager, I got the 4 raspberry's, and then a kernel panic page of errors like these for each of the 4 cpus in my RPI2:

CPU:2 PID:0 Comm: Swapper/2 Tainted G D 4.9.22-picore-v7#1

and so forth for each cpu. 

At the very end:
End Kernel Panic - not syncing:  Attempted to kill the idle task.

Fortunately, I just power-cycled the RPI again, and boot was a total success with no errors. 

Loaded up with my usual assortment of programs, including the fifth browser, and loving it so far!!


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Re: piCore-9.0beta3 released
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2017, 09:50:50 AM »
Hi: Thank you for the new image.
I tested the new beta3 today. Here are the problems I encountered:

1.) VNC server extension. Call from command line brought the error below.
tc@box:~$ x11vnc
x11vnc: error while loading shared libraries: libXtst.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

2)
After installint the blueman extension, I was not able to locate the:
/usr/local/etc/init.d/bluez
bluez is not in this folder.

3)Can not start or restart or test status of pulseaudio server
tc@box:~$ pulseaudio -D
pulseaudio: error while loading shared libraries: libpulsecore-9.0.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

4) pavucontol can not be started either.
tc@box:~$ pavucontrol
pavucontrol: error while loading shared libraries: libgtkmm-3.0.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


5. Installed wifi.tcz - did not see any wlan sources. window disapperas after a few seconds. No wlan0 in ifconfig.

Everything else (ristretto,dillo,lefpad,pcmanfm) worked,

I miss the VLC player. Can it be brought over from previous repos?
Is it on your to do list bmarkus?

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Re: piCore-9.0beta3 released
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2017, 03:25:01 PM »
Just a note to beerstein's #5 issue..

My Netgear WG111 V2/V3 dongles have direct kernel support without needing firmware, and fire up ok in this alpha.

On a lark, tried getting the cute little "official" raspberry pi broadcom dongle working, but didn't put much time into it yet - despite the raspberry etching in the case, no joy!  I gotta' get my blob on for that. :)

Thanks for putting lsusb into the main - it will help me track down the issue.

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Re: piCore-9.0beta3 released
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2017, 04:07:41 PM »
Which WiFi driver to use for the Zero W?
Are they working or is there some hoops to jump through?

Zero W locked up on boot, but A+ and Zero 1.3 worked fine.
Unloaded drivers and Zero W booted.

Still have to work my way through and find out which driver it was.

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Re: piCore-9.0beta3 released
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2017, 08:49:28 PM »
After installint the blueman extension, I was not able to locate the:
/usr/local/etc/init.d/bluez
bluez is not in this folder.

3)Can not start or restart or test status of pulseaudio server
tc@box:~$ pulseaudio -D
pulseaudio: error while loading shared libraries: libpulsecore-9.0.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

4) pavucontol can not be started either.
tc@box:~$ pavucontrol
pavucontrol: error while loading shared libraries: libgtkmm-3.0.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

It looks like you are missing the extension dep files or that, somehow, the "ldconfig" command has not been run by "tce-load"?

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Re: piCore-9.0beta3 released
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2017, 12:54:38 AM »
Notes on my Beta testing:

I am NOT overclocking the RPI2, just using the default arm_freq to cut down on any weird variables.

I load the TC.tcz graphical environment, and am loading and running that way.  My wireless is called up with the graphical icon.  Perhaps this is different from what beerstein is doing.

Got a TP-Link Nano usb model TL-WN725N up and running with the rtlwifi.tcz extension - it used the r8188eu ko firmare.  Fired up from the gui, have not tested install and operation from the cli..

lovin' it!

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Re: piCore-9.0beta3 released
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2017, 01:04:08 AM »
Thanks all testing the beta. Goal is to have the base stable and work correctly with common CLI tools and common hw, like sound, WiFi, RTC, ... GUI applications and less frequently used packages are out of the scope now, they will be revised later when base system is finished. However, you can try 8.x packages, they are expected to work, as no new library introduced which may break applications.

Feedbacks are welcome :)
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Re: piCore-9.0beta3 released
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2017, 02:13:21 PM »
On a lark, tried getting the cute little "official" raspberry pi broadcom dongle working, but didn't put much time into it yet - despite the raspberry etching in the case, no joy!  I gotta' get my blob on for that. :)

hi PDP-8,

I think this USB wifi adaptor has been working with piCore for years.

Find firmware-brcmwifi.tcz. I am not sure where it originally came from?

regards
Greg
« Last Edit: April 18, 2017, 02:21:54 PM by Greg Erskine »

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Re: piCore-9.0beta3 released
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2017, 08:32:42 PM »

Zero W locked up on boot, but A+ and Zero 1.3 worked fine.
Unloaded drivers and Zero W booted.


Hi Gavin,

does your Zero W works as expected with the stock 9.0beta3 image without installing additional packages?

Unfortunately I do not have Zero / Zero W and I can't test myself on real hw.

Béla
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Re: piCore-9.0beta3 released
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2017, 10:18:01 PM »
Screen off with xset working?

I noticed my screen never truly shuts off (hdmi - hdmi connection).  I checked with xset q and also can fake it with xset dpms commands, but it never truly shuts off when left longer than 600 seconds.  (as seen with xset q)

Do I need a vbe extension too possibly?

I'm not near my 8.1.5 version, so I haven't really tested screen shutdown / standby (other than just minimal screen blanking).  I don't remember if it worked in that version..

Not a showstopper, but yes, it does help when running both the pi and 12v monitor from a solar charged battery...

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Re: piCore-9.0beta3 released
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2017, 12:44:45 AM »
Hi Bela, Zero W works fine without any WiFi stuff.

Will try the Pi3 WiFi first, get familiar with that.
I suspect it's just messing about with settings.

Now that we have a decent browser in Fifth, a piCore desktop is looking usable.

Oh, camera worked on Zero W, had not tried for ages.
WiFi Zero W camera  8)
Zero W mini Sumo bots with live action camera feeds and BT Smartphone control.
Rockcandy PS3 joysticks work in Linux.

PiCore just about robot ready ;D


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Re: piCore-9.0beta3 released
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2017, 02:32:34 AM »
PDP-8,
after loading the  rpi-vc.tcz  extension, you can turn off the display with
Code: [Select]
tvservice -o
and it should turn on again with
Code: [Select]
tvservice -p
(but mine currently doesn't O.o)

You probably want to automate this somehow because writing commands blindly is obviously a sdupit idea.

EDIT: I had to switch VTs back and forth to get my display back on. Maybe because I have a HDMI to VGA adapter attached.
« Last Edit: April 19, 2017, 02:38:40 AM by Misalf »
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Re: piCore-9.0beta3 released
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2017, 11:30:14 PM »
Thanks misalf!!  That works in this beta for sure.

So good in fact, that to turn it back on, I had to type in the blind sudo to a virtual terminal. :)

Might have to set up something like a sleep, followed by a filetool.sh -b, and then the screen off in case I have to come back hard with a power cycle. Ugh. :)

If I find something more elegant, I'll let you know. 

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Re: piCore-9.0beta3 released
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2017, 10:47:25 AM »
Hi: (I am using RASPI 3)
So far I was able to fix the vnc server:
I downloaded and installed:libXi.tcz. Then I also needed to install libXtst.tcz.
Can somebody please try to verify this.?
 x11vnc server is now running.

I still have problems with pulseaudio. I did an apps maintenance using the app browser and the system
recognized missing dependencies. Looks like it fixed some of it, but pulseaudio stll is not working: Now it misses a file named: libspeexdsp.so.1

Can somebody help here, or is pulseaudio not that important at the moment.


bluetooth and wifi still not working.
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