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512 Mo soon?

Postby dref » Fri May 10 2013 - 07:06:59

Hi,


"/proc/meminfo[/" tells me there's only 256Mo

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MemTotal:         224176 kB
MemFree:           72600 kB
Buffers:          110880 kB
....



The file "/boot/README" - from august 2012 - never mention 512Mo


[...] The Pi has a total of 256Mb of memory [...]

arm128_start.elf
arm192_start.elf
arm224_start.elf
arm240_start.elf

[...]



Is it for a next release?

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Re: 512 Mo soon?

Postby Exaga » Fri May 10 2013 - 09:15:16

Hi dref,

Read this: http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/2180 8-)

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Re: 512 Mo soon?

Postby dref » Fri May 10 2013 - 11:31:20

Ok, I've put start.elf & fixup.dat in /boot

https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/tree/master/boot



Now a I hace 128Mo :?

MemTotal: 126740 kB

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Re: 512 Mo soon?

Postby joe90 » Fri May 10 2013 - 13:49:15

Assuming you do have a Raspberry Pi 512MB Model B version and not the 256MB version, right?
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Re: 512 Mo soon?

Postby dref » Fri May 10 2013 - 21:31:27

joe90 wrote:Assuming you do have a Raspberry Pi 512MB Model B version and not the 256MB version, right?


Yes it's a 512Mo, the Samsung chip read "4G" and others distributions give 512Mo.

I even tried to put the boot's file of these others Linux distributions in the /boot/ of the Slackware-14 and it's give 128 ou 256 Mo

Slackware
[ 0.000000] Memory policy: ECC disabled, Data cache writeback
[ 0.000000] Memory: 256MB = 256MB total
[ 0.000000] Memory: 256580k/256580k available, 5564k reserved, 0K highmem

Raspbian wheezy
[ 0.000000] Memory policy: ECC disabled, Data cache writeback
[ 0.000000] Memory: 448MB = 448MB total
[ 0.000000] Memory: 432264k/432264k available, 26488k reserved, 0K highmem

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Re: 512 Mo soon?

Postby Exaga » Sun May 12 2013 - 03:27:59

hi dref,

That's a very strange problem you're having. I'll see if I can throw some ideas your way when my eyes are not so heavy and in need of restful sleep. :P

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Re: 512 Mo soon?

Postby Exaga » Sun May 12 2013 - 12:30:12

Hi dref,

It seems other people have had the same problem (see this forum thread: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=21106) and the solution was to download and run rpi-update from http://github.com/Hexxeh/rpi-update manually. You might want to give that a go yourself.

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Re: 512 Mo soon?

Postby dref » Sun May 12 2013 - 20:09:56

Exaga wrote:Hi dref,

It seems other people have had the same problem (see this forum thread: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=21106) and the solution was to download and run rpi-update from http://github.com/Hexxeh/rpi-update manually. You might want to give that a go yourself.

Cheers,


Hi,

I think rpi-update overwrite the kernel and others stuff. It's not aim at Slackware ?!

I've played safe and just copied the files start*.elf, fixup*.dat and bootcode.bin from this source and put them in /boot

reboot....


Still 256 Mo !

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Re: 512 Mo soon?

Postby dref » Mon May 13 2013 - 00:18:07

I've finally take the "risk" with rpi-update.... :?


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...
...
'//root/.rpi-firmware/vc/sdk/opt/vc/include/EGL/eglext.h' -> '//opt/vc/include/EGL/eglext.h'
 *** Running ldconfig
 *** Storing current firmware revision
 *** Syncing changes to disk
 *** If no errors appeared, your firmware was successfully setup
 *** A reboot is needed to activate the new firmware


Seems ok... shutdown -r now

OK :ok:

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Re: 512 Mo soon?

Postby Exaga » Mon May 13 2013 - 08:52:13

Hi dref,

rpi-update isn't the usual Slackware way of doing things, but it works. ;)

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Re: 512 Mo soon?

Postby BravoYankee » Tue Nov 19 2013 - 04:12:23

Hello,

I had the same issue as dref, rpi-update solved it problemlos.

cheers,

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