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*EDIT* This image has now been succeeded by a Raspbian / Wheezy based image: My raspbian SD image is now available: https://tickett.wordpress.com/2012/08/16/raspbian-wheezy-gambas2-domotiga/

After an earlier post https://tickett.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/domotiga-running-on-raspberry-pi/ I received a few requests for the sd card image. So here it is.

The following are all the login/passwords you may need:

login: pi/raspberry
msql: root/raspberry
vnc: raspberry

This is based on the official Raspberry Pi debian squeeze image, with the following additional items installed:

ssh enabled

It just fits on a 2 GB card:

pi@raspberrypi:~/domotiga$ df -H
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
tmpfs 98M 0 98M 0% /lib/init/rw
udev 11M 148k 11M 2% /dev
tmpfs 98M 0 98M 0% /dev/shm
rootfs 1.7G 1.5G 60M 97% /
/dev/mmcblk0p1 79M 29M 50M 37% /boot

All packages have been upgraded to their latest stable version from the squeeze repository.

If you don’t know how to get into the guy, you can either login to the console then run:


Or via ssh run:

vncserver :1 –geometry 1024x728 –depth 16

Then use any vnc client to connect to the desktop. Now execute gambas2 from the run menu:

I have already opened the DomotiGa project so just click on it:

Click "Run" from the toolbar, Debug menu or press F5:

Download links:





Let me know how you get on!


Raspberry Pi #1 – RaspBMC

I’ve been very quiet (that means work has been very busy!) but some waiting is starting to draw to a close:

-Fibre has finally been installed in my local exchange and cabinet and should be installed at my house June 6th!
-My first RaspberryPi has arrived:

My Acer Revo R3610 running XBMC has been playing up lately and pulling far too much juice (30 Watts+ if I remember correctly) so I thought that could be the destiny of my first Raspi.

Sam over @ http://www.raspbmc.com/ has been working on a dedicated linux distribution RaspBMC- so I thought I’d give the beta a whirl.

The installer image was downloaded in no time at all and writing to my Sandisk 16GB class 10 SDHC card:

Unfortunately when trying to boot the device just sits repeating mmc0: Timeout waiting for hardware interrupt:

I found information suggesting this would be fixed in the release but I’m far too impatient to wait so thought I’d try a workaround found http://forum.stmlabs.com/showthread.php?tid=184

By overwriting the kernel.img and start.elf with those from https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/tree/master/boot the installer was able to boot and the install process complete. Unfortunately then when the device tries to boot it, once again, gets stuck mmc0: Timeout waiting for hardware interrupt.

I decided to try another SD card, this time a Verbatim 16GB class 6. This time the installer fired straight up without needing patching but after completing I was faced with a login prompt and no XBMC GUI. I re-imaged the SD card and re-ran the installation. Third time lucky! XBMC appears, as if by magic :)

I was quickly able to mount my Samba (SMB / CIFS) network media share and start setting up my library:

Playback seems pretty good, although I currently have it connected to my Onkyo amp so it doesn’t need to decode audio. I understand it struggles a little if connected directly to a TV which requires audio to be down mixed.

I’ve yet to get my MCE remote working but XBMoteC works perfectly from my iPhone.

*EDIT* At one point after rebooting RaspBMC i got an error in /etc/rc.local: ./getfile.sh: not found. Fortunately i was able to fix this by SSHing into the device, and:

cd /scripts/upd_sys
sudo wget http://svn.stmlabs.com/svn/raspbmc/testing/update-system/getfile.sh 
sudo chmod +x getfile.sh
reboot now

Next stop- a little overclocking :)

Now just to wait for my 2nd Raspberry Pi so I can’t start hacking the thing to hopefully get my home automation project back on track!


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