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Offline gavinmc42

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Re: piCore-9.0beta3 released
« Reply #30 on: April 22, 2017, 10:46:06 PM »
Also, is the firmware currently provided with piCore 9.0 able to set the USB boot bit, or is the 'next' branch / beta firmware from git required? The firmware and boot files that come with 8.x didn't seem to have recognized the setting in config.txt.

Yep, unless it has changed you do need the next version.
Option is to boot from SD and redirect to USB, which requires special bootloader for the other Pi's.
Don't think the flashing the OTP has caused any issues at the moment, except maybe boot speed.

I don't think installing a SSD for raspberry pi would do much help.

USB2 is the restriction,  but M2 SSD will be lots of space for???? Media Server?
It should be the lowest power MSD/MB

Will 32GB be enough for a pICore development desktop?


Offline Juanito

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Re: piCore-9.0beta3 released
« Reply #31 on: April 22, 2017, 11:38:38 PM »
Will 32GB be enough for a pICore development desktop?

a 32gb sd card works fine for me

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Re: piCore-9.0beta3 released
« Reply #32 on: April 23, 2017, 12:18:17 AM »
Setup up WiFi on a SD card in a Pi3, as per my post a year ago.
Glad I put that down in the posts, forgotten I had documented it, very sad the memory these days.
Seems to work, I get an ip address for wlan0.

Stick same card in a Zero W and a few seconds after booted I get the message
"No wifi devices found!"

Good news is camera is working :P
Off to Pi forums for clues.

Bela, put notes in the boot partition readme for setting up WiFi/BT/camera when we figure it out.


Offline Juanito

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Re: piCore-9.0beta3 released
« Reply #33 on: April 23, 2017, 01:13:10 AM »
the rpi3 internal bt works...

Offline beerstein

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Re: piCore-9.0beta3 released
« Reply #34 on: April 23, 2017, 02:07:56 AM »
thanks juanito: Indeed the dep files for pulseaudio, libpulseaudio, wifi,blueman are all missing in my
/optional folder. I have no idea how this could happen.
How can I check for these files at the repo?
How can I download them and reinstall?
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Offline Juanito

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Re: piCore-9.0beta3 released
« Reply #35 on: April 23, 2017, 02:34:20 AM »
as an example:
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$ wget http://tinycorelinux.net/9.x/armv7/tcz/pulseaudio.tcz.dep

Offline beerstein

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Re: piCore-9.0beta3 released
« Reply #36 on: April 23, 2017, 04:51:42 AM »
I discovered that even the wget command is not working because of missing dependencies. I think the problem is either a bad uSD card or a defective RASPI_3 or my power supply is too week. I need to check this first and will then post back.Thankx for the help.
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Offline polikuo

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Re: piCore-9.0beta3 released
« Reply #37 on: April 23, 2017, 05:36:25 AM »
I discovered that even the wget command is not working because of missing dependencies.
IIRC, install openssl.tcz
I think I've seen a post about that.

Offline Paul_123

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Re: piCore-9.0beta3 released
« Reply #38 on: April 23, 2017, 09:27:14 AM »
Are there any downsides in altering the OTP memory in order to enable USB booting?
Like warranty voided, maybe slower boot due to searching for boot files on USB, etc.
The only warning I found so far was that it can't be undone, which in itself doesn't necessarily sound like a big deal.

Also, is the firmware currently provided with piCore 9.0 able to set the USB boot bit, or is the 'next' branch / beta firmware from git required? The firmware and boot files that come with 8.x didn't seem to have recognized the setting in config.txt.

The 9.0 firmware should do it.  It's posted on the rpi website how to do it, so I doubt there are any warranty issues.  New boards from the factory are set this way.

https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/raspberrypi/bootmodes/net.md

The system will always look for a bootcode.bin on the SDcard first, so there should be no downside.

Offline beerstein

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Re: piCore-9.0beta3 released
« Reply #39 on: April 23, 2017, 09:53:18 AM »
I was able to fix the wget problem. Wget needs:
wget: error while loading shared libraries: libunistring.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
The extension libunistring.tcz is not listed in wget.tcz.dep
I do not know who is going to fix this. After I installed libunistring.tcz, wget command worked.

pulseaudio and pavucontrol seem to work now, but I had to install several dependency extensions
manually.

the blueman bluetooth extension is broken:
tc@box:~$ tce-load -w -i blueman.tcz
blueman.tcz.dep OK
dbus-python.tcz.dep OK
python.tcz.dep OK
gtk3-gir.tcz.dep OK
gdk-pixbuf-gir.tcz.dep OK
gobject-introspection.tcz.dep OK
at-spi2-core-gir.tcz.dep OK
atk-gir.tcz.dep OK
pango-gir.tcz.dep OK
pygobject3.tcz.dep OK
py2cairo.tcz.dep OK
libnotify-gir.tcz.dep OK
libnotify.tcz.dep OK
Downloading: libbluetooth.tcz
Connecting to repo.tinycorelinux.net (89.22.99.37:80)
wget: server returned error: HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
md5sum: libbluetooth.tcz.md5.txt: No such file or directory
Error on libbluetooth.tcz
tc@box:~$
I do not know how to fix this.

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Offline Juanito

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Re: piCore-9.0beta3 released
« Reply #40 on: April 23, 2017, 10:12:58 AM »
The bluetooth kernel modules are not yet in the piCore 9.x repo, so the libbluetooth extension was not copied over from the 8.x repo.

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Re: piCore-9.0beta3 released
« Reply #41 on: April 23, 2017, 09:39:03 PM »
bluetooth-KERNEL, bluez and libbluetooth added to the 9.x armv7 repo

Offline beerstein

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Re: piCore-9.0beta3 released
« Reply #42 on: April 24, 2017, 02:03:35 AM »
great, thanx. I will try bluetooth today.
BTW: I have now WIFI, pulseaudio and pavucontrol working. I needed to copy a lot of extensions over manually.
Should I list all of them here or have these problems been fixed?
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Offline Juanito

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Re: piCore-9.0beta3 released
« Reply #43 on: April 24, 2017, 02:27:57 AM »
As far as I could see, only bluetooth-KERNEL, bluez and libbluetooth were missing?

Offline beerstein

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Re: piCore-9.0beta3 released
« Reply #44 on: April 24, 2017, 06:00:51 AM »
I installed bluez and blueman again. I can now start the bluetooth daemon bluez from the command prompt.
After startx I can also start bluemen from GUI but errors show up and the BT manager disappears after a few seconds on the screen..
It probably might have something to do with permissions?

How to start blueman manager from command line? Would that help?
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