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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby Faucon2001 » Sat May 11, 2019 9:29 am

Difficult to answer as there are many references of screens.
Beepi is built on Raspbian light stretch. From what I read on the net, Raspbian light doesn’t seem to include a driver for LCD plugged in screen, but a driver can be installed manually.
Have a look at this article to see if your lcd is compatible and a procedure to install a frame buffer driver.
http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd- ... pberry-pi/
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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby Faucon2001 » Sat May 11, 2019 9:32 am

pixelkiller wrote:I just tried it on a pi zero

but doesn't boot, stays stuck on the root login
any clue ?

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Sorry for the late answer, I was busy lately.
Difficult to answer you without more precision.
Have you passed the setup steps as explained in the video?
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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby d0us » Sat May 11, 2019 5:12 pm

Faucon2001 wrote:Difficult to answer as there are many references of screens.
Beepi is built on Raspbian light stretch. From what I read on the net, Raspbian light doesn’t seem to include a driver for LCD plugged in screen, but a driver can be installed manually.
Have a look at this article to see if your lcd is compatible and a procedure to install a frame buffer driver.
http://www.circuitbasics.com/setup-lcd- ... pberry-pi/


Thanks I'll have a look!

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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby TheNameOfTheGame » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:06 pm

Raspberry Pi Model 4 version released last month. Any plans to support it with BeePi?

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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby Faucon2001 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:41 pm

Yes of course, but I don’t know when yet.
Is it sold already?
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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby TheNameOfTheGame » Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:06 pm

Yes, I see them on Ebay already so they are being sold.

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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby Count » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:54 pm

Today I gave BeePi several tries on my Pi 1B Rev. 2 with 512 MB RAM, but it won't 2nd boot to the Green Desktop. I always end up at the login prompt which leads me to bash. Switching to autologin mode doesn't work either as I see "login: --noclear (automatic login)" but no login happens.

Is this issue caused by my old Pi or am I doing anything wrong? I wrote the image to the SD card using Win32 Disk Imager, inserted it into the Pi and turned the beast on. I came to the login prompt, entered the requested information and was lead to the setup menu. There I changed the password, expanded the SD card and finished. After the reboot I found myself at the login prompt again and after entering the requested information I had much "fun" with bash.
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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby Faucon2001 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:22 am

I have never tested Beepi on a PI 1B as I don’t have one.
Try to start aranym from the shell by typing “aranym-jit”, it should start and complaints that there is no TOS and config file, but at least you can test if the emulator starts.
Aranym is configured to use by default 512 MB of memory, so that’s may be the reason it’s not starting.
Try to decrease the memory in the aranym config file.
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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby Count » Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:02 pm

Philippe, you are right. The alternative RAM size was the problem. I reduced it to 128 MB and the Pi bootet into Teradesk. But I think, the model 1B is way to weak for BeePi. Even setting up wifi was horrible and the speed isn't really funny.

Apart from that the Aranym sometimes refused starting leaving me with a black screen without any cursor or messages. So I finally gave up.

Installation on the Pi 3B which I use for RetroPi was very smooth, so I think I will grab another one.

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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby Faucon2001 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:48 pm

The Pi 1 is really underpowered for aranym. It should be good for Hatari and a vanilla ST emulation though.
The freeze of aranym at boot from time to time is a known bug. It appears only on the Pi, not on a x86. It should be corrected with the latest aranym and emutos version from what I understood, but I have not tested it yet.
Also, I have to look at the Pi 4, the extra power could worth it.
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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby ThorstenOtto » Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:09 pm

Faucon2001 wrote:The Pi 1 is really underpowered for aranym. It should be good for Hatari and a vanilla ST emulation though.


Hu? I think Hatari needs much more CPU power than Aranym, because of the cycle-exact emulation.

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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby Faucon2001 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:25 pm

May be I have not expressed it well.
You can play games on a Pi zéro, (if I am not wrong it’s the same speed as the Pi 1) with Hatari at ST speed in low res. There are many handheld DIY consol built on it.
Aranym will run of course faster than a plain ST, but it won’t be fun to use, especially with mint, fvdi in 32 bits and network as in BeePi.
Aranym needs more horsepower in this context.
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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby ThorstenOtto » Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:15 pm

Hm, sure, mint needs more memory, but i think that shouldn't be a problem even with PI1. And i doubt that Hatari's screen conversion is faster than Aranyms native support of fVDI. I haven't tried, but i would bet that if you setup a resolution not too big, that will still be much smoother. Of course you can't compare a 1280x960x32 resolution in Aranym to 320x200x4 in Hatari.

Hatari just has other advantages, most games won't work in Aranym i guess.


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