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Users / New RPi Raspbian Jessie Image available
« on: September 24, 2015, 05:54:22 am »
There's a new raspbian jessie RPi sdcard image available.  This will boot on either an RPi1B+ or an RPi2.  I *highly* recommend the RPi2 as the RPi1 cannot handle all of the functions of a MediaDirector.  You no longer need to create a diskless image for RPi, the device runs as a 'Disked' MD rather than diskless.

Check out the download info on the wiki at

Happy LMCE'ing!


Users / Re: RPi1 broken - DO NOT UPGRADE!
« on: September 23, 2015, 10:19:48 pm »
If you have not yet upgraded your RPi1 there is a solution to keep you active.  Place the following information in a file named "/etc/apt/preferences"

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Package: raspberrypi-bootloader
Pin: version 1.20150421-1*
Pin-Priority: 1001

This will prevent the kernel upgrade that has killed the u-boot based boot system the RPi1 has been using for nearly 2 years and permit you to still use apt-get upgrade.

Do NOT attempt to create new diskless images for the rpi1, they will not boot the new kernels after announcing to the router.

It turns out the Raspbian based RPi2 images will also boot the RPi1, so the RPi1 can have a new life beyond u-boot.  I *highly* recommend upgrading to the RPi2 as the user experience is greatly improved.


Users / Re: Mediatomb and logitech mediaserver
« on: September 23, 2015, 10:10:25 pm »
Ah!  Yes!  Thanks posde, I forgot that bit.

Users / Re: Mediatomb and logitech mediaserver
« on: September 23, 2015, 09:20:17 pm »
Hey, mediatomb is still accessible.  You have to enable it on your Core.  Choose Wizard -> then Core in webadmin and you'll see a list of additional software items to install.  We are no longer installing it by default as we do not have autoconfiguration for it in place.  Feel free to contribute to that!  Going forward the idea is to create a DCE aware UPnP server/player system.


Users / Re: RPi1 broken - DO NOT UPGRADE!
« on: September 22, 2015, 04:37:20 am »
I am sad to announce the discontinuation of the RPi1 as a PXE booting device.  The RaspberryPi foundation has released a new kernel which depends on device trees.  The boot process that I spent months hacking on to get working no longer functions.  If someone wishes to continue hacking on u-boot I am happy to help them do so.  As of now the RPi1 is not intended to be supported.

RPi2 setup and booting is unaffected.


Installation issues / Re: Raspberry pi 2 installation
« on: September 21, 2015, 07:21:52 pm »
Thanks!  Feel free to jump into IRC freenode #linuxmce


Users / RPi1 broken - DO NOT UPGRADE! - Partial solution found.
« on: September 21, 2015, 07:20:37 pm »
Hey all,

Just a heads up that we've found an issue recently with RPi1 PXE boots.  The Raspberry Pi foundation recently pushed a new kernel which is using device tree blobs on the raspberrypi 1.  This has broken the u-boot booting process as it was designed and built prior to device tree support on the raspberry pi.

Do NOT create a new diskless image as the new kernel will be there and will prevent booting after announcement to the router.



Installation issues / Re: Raspberry pi 2 installation
« on: September 21, 2015, 07:14:30 pm »

Ruby has three different versions out there atm: Ruby 1.8 on intrepid and lucid, Ruby 1.9.1 on precise and wheezy, Ruby 2.0 on trusty and jessie.

We are seeing intermittent issues on GSD devices currrently.  We could use assistance in tracking this down as not a lot of people are reporting.  I'm aware of issues, and I am experiencing these issues at seemingly random intervals from minutes to days.  I have not had any time to dig into it yet.  Thanks for reporting!  And thanks for testing!


Installation issues / Re: 12.04 network boot fail for new MD
« on: September 20, 2015, 01:39:52 am »
We used to have the diskless image on the dvd, and it will likely make a return again at some point.  We've been making a lot of changes to how the system installs recently.  It is a lot easier to test and debug the DVD installation when the DVD size is 600Mb smaller.

Thanks for the feedback!


Installation issues / Re: Raspberry pi 2 installation
« on: September 20, 2015, 01:38:12 am »
Thanks!  There'll be a permanent fix for this out soon.


Installation issues / Re: Raspberry pi 2 installation
« on: September 18, 2015, 06:11:43 pm »
Thanks for the feedback, one more question: Is this the jessie image you used?  I need to update that image so SetupAudioVideo works properly in jessie.


Installation issues / Re: LMCE-1204-20150909140531356 snapshot notes
« on: September 18, 2015, 05:36:43 am »
Thanks for the updates, some of these issues are known, some are not :)


Installation issues / Re: Raspberry pi 2 installation
« on: September 16, 2015, 10:53:57 pm »
Ick.  Ok, run /usr/pluto/bin/ which should setup your AV settings.  Do a full regen of the rpi orbiter.  Check if the file /etc/asound.conf exists on the pi after SetupAudioVideo runs and remove it if it does, we don't want it there.  Check the AV setting for the MD and for the Orbiter on the MD, see if they match.  They should be the same resolution, and should be set by SetupAudioVideo. 

If you continue to have issues then run the following:

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cat /proc/cmdline

and paste the output here. 

You'll find the mouse is probably working, but the mouse thinks the display is full screen not small.  So if you click where the button would be if it was full screen it likely works. 

Let me know how things go!


Installation issues / Re: no sound over hdmi
« on: September 16, 2015, 10:48:16 pm »
I'm not an expert in alsa, nor am I super familiar with the Dianemo stuff, however I think you need to make the following change:

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based on the aplay test you performed.

You may not be able to adjust the audio levels of the HDMI output in alsamixer, this is common for digital outputs that are expected to have a downstream device (amp/TV) with volume control.

I hope that helps, or pushes you in the correct direction!


Good stuff!


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