Posts by FeFiFoFum

    RPi3 is using video driver code honed over seven years and millions of installs. RPi4 is using different video drivers that have been around for about nine months (if you include the alpha period) and things are still being fettled into good shape.Things continue to improve over time and with each bump in firmware and drivers.

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    RE: Is there an active Pi4 'testing' build? (Sorry, I had a peek, can't see one?)



    Hi Chewitt


    Any progress on the Pi4 driver performance, to make the UI a little more snappy?

    Has anyone ever seen this before?

    I had to use some very obscure commands, to reboot my Pi from SSH. Something went pretty critically wrong with my system and I'd love to identify the cause.


    This isn't a critical problem as I have now rebooted it, but I'm very curious what could cause this?


    "systemctl start reboot.target"

    Same error.


    Dmesg:>


    [53266.365393] systemd: 37 output lines suppressed due to ratelimiting

    [237211.330113] vchiq: 0: ignoring ERROR from callback to service c00b

    [306445.568291] No dialect specified on mount. Default has changed to a more secure dialect, SMB2.1 or later (e.g. SMB3), from CIFS (SMB1). To use the less secure SMB1 dialect to access old servers which do not support SMB3 (or SMB2.1) specify vers=1.0 on mount.

    [310280.982565] No dialect specified on mount. Default has changed to a more secure dialect, SMB2.1 or later (e.g. SMB3), from CIFS (SMB1). To use the less secure SMB1 dialect to access old servers which do not support SMB3 (or SMB2.1) specify vers=1.0 on mount.


    "reboot" same error.


    "telinit 6"

    Same error :(


    Ok the ONLY way I could remotely reboot was this.



    Code
    $ sudo echo 1 > /proc/sys/kernel/sysrq


    Code
    $ sudo echo b > /proc/sysrq-trigger


    The last thing in Kodi.Log was over 24 hours ago.

    I thought this might be a fun topic to expose features people might not know about.


    My system is pretty basic, I've been using Kodi since XBMP on the OG Xbox.

    I run the Aura Skin, with some custom playlists for my wife, so my more obscure movies are filtered out.

    I run a weekly cron script which backs the entire system up to a file, so I can re-burn an SDCard super super easily.

    I did run PiHole in docker but moved away from that, if I recall not all docker options are viable on ARM processors.

    I love my screensaver, it's"Picture Show Screensaver" it slides art for random TV and movies around in a very dim mode when left alone for a bit, helps me see some cool stuff I have.

    I have autolibrary updater plugin running.


    No VPN, Wireguard, or web based TV streaming options for me personally.

    I found getting youtube working a bit tricky to make the API key (and we have switch and PS4 anyhow)

    Wished I could've got Netflix working but it's kind of tricky if I recall, with a mediocre UI, vs "real" Netflix.



    What about you guys, what have you done to your system that makes you particularly happy with it, beyond the stock skin and functions in the tool?


    Thanks for your reply, I'll have a play with this.

    I don't suppose you know a way I can make it so I can select the boot OS BEFORE I reboot - so no keyboard interaction is required?