Raspberry Pi success

I have got to report this before signing off for tonight...

I managed to successfully compile my own kernel on the RP, and it boots. And, magically, the keyboard now works properly -- that is, arrow keys and del key now work.

Well, there were some things in the official RP kernel .config file that were turned off, that I thought should be enabled, so I did.

Furthermore, Retrovol now runs, except shows sound as muted. The Retrovol mixer window is completely broken. I tested playing a audio file with 'aplay', it seems to play but there is no actual sound -- but I don't know if I need to do anything special to get sound on my hdmi tv.

I will be busy with family stuff most of tomorrow, but in the evening I will do some more testing. It looks like 'alpha2' isn't far off!

Posted on 29 Jun 2012, 22:13


Posted on 29 Jun 2012, 22:59 by lobster
Edit without mouse
Oh boy being able to use Geany without a mouse
. . . now you are talking

Audio possibility

Puppi SAP alpha1 is working well. Browser in particular loads in 3 seconds (on third opening) - that is very acceptable . . .

Nice to have inkscape lite . . .

Posted on 29 Jun 2012, 23:40 by Gulk
what does aplay -l give you?
If it lists multiple cards, you can select the audio out by running:
aplay -Dplughw:X filename.wav
X is the card you choose from 0 to n

Posted on 30 Jun 2012, 8:26 by Raffy
holding my breath
Much anticipation for alpha2 - my Raspi has arrived!

My multimedia-lunchbox has the Mele inside it, and it would be fun to build something different for the RasPi.

Posted on 31 Jun 2012, 2:30 by dionicio
Congratulations :)
Well I will have to eat my words...


Posted on 2 Jul 2012, 6:44 by ted dog
Puppy Armed Linux