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New Raspberry Pi firmware & XBMC Frodo RC3
7th Jan, 2013, 05:08 AM
Post: #1
New Raspberry Pi firmware & XBMC Frodo RC3
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Hi all,

The new raspberry pi firmware is again a huge improvement. It fixes the grey block(s) in the video when forwarding/skipping in a movie. It also solves the XVID playback issues that happend in XBMC RC2 & RC3. In my case it also improved the playback and overall performance (I can now finally stream 1080p from samba over wifi without hiccups & more overclocking Big Grin)

NOTE: Advanced users only!

To install
SSH into your pi and execute the following commands:
Code:
sudo su         #default password = 'raspberry'
apt-get update
apt-get install libcurl3
/etc/init.d/xbmc stop
cd /opt
rm -rf xbian
git clone -b xbian-alpha5 git://github.com/xbianonpi/xbian.git
cd xbian
git reset --hard cf71d5f9af56e0593cd9cbc41a99c2cf2aa3c8dc
rm  boot/config.txt boot/cmdline.txt
rm -rf /boot.OLD
mkdir /boot.OLD
cp -R /boot/* /boot.OLD
rm -rf /opt/vc.OLD
mv /opt/vc /opt/vc.OLD
rm -rf /usr/local/share/xbmc.OLD
mv /usr/local/share/xbmc /usr/local/share/xbmc.OLD
rm -rf /usr/local/lib/xbmc.OLD
mv /usr/local/lib/xbmc /usr/local/lib/xbmc.OLD
cp -R boot/*  /boot
cp -R opt/vc /opt
cp -R usr/local/lib/xbmc /usr/local/lib/xbmc
cp -R usr/local/share/xbmc /usr/local/share/xbmc
chmod +x /usr/local/lib/xbmc/xbmc.bin
mv /lib/modules/3.6.11+ /lib/modules/3.6.11+.OLD
cp -R lib/modules/3.6.11+ /lib/modules/
reboot

To restore
If you don't like the new firmware & XBMC restore using the following commands.
Code:
sudo su         #default password = 'raspberry'
/etc/init.d/xbmc stop
rm -rf /usr/local/lib/xbmc
rm -rf /usr/local/share/xbmc
mv /usr/local/share/xbmc.OLD /usr/local/share/xbmc
mv /usr/local/lib/xbmc.OLD /usr/local/lib/xbmc
rm -rf /boot
mv /boot.OLD /boot
rm -rf /opt/vc
mv /opt/vc.OLD /opt/vc
rm -rf /lib/modules/3.6.11+
mv /lib/modules/3.6.11+.OLD /lib/modules/3.6.11+
reboot

Please leave your feedback, finding & suggestions here! Thanks!

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7th Jan, 2013, 05:29 AM
Post: #2
RE: New Raspberry Pi firmware & XBMC Frodo RC3
Updating now. Gonna do some testingSmile
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7th Jan, 2013, 05:40 AM
Post: #3
RE: New Raspberry Pi firmware & XBMC Frodo RC3
(7th Jan, 2013 05:38 AM)Trekster Wrote:  At

rm boot/kernel3_2_27.img boot/kernel3_6_1.img boot/kernel3_6_7.img

i'm getting permission denied..am i doing something wrong?((probably!))

Are you sure you executed
Code:
sudo su
, you should see root@xbian in front of every command.

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7th Jan, 2013, 05:42 AM
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RE: New Raspberry Pi firmware & XBMC Frodo RC3
(7th Jan, 2013 05:40 AM)Koenkk Wrote:  
(7th Jan, 2013 05:38 AM)Trekster Wrote:  At

rm boot/kernel3_2_27.img boot/kernel3_6_1.img boot/kernel3_6_7.img

i'm getting permission denied..am i doing something wrong?((probably!))

Are you sure you executed
Code:
sudo su
, you should see root@xbian in front of every command.

I was root, it was my own fault didn't copy the entire line it would seem!
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7th Jan, 2013, 05:44 AM
Post: #5
RE: New Raspberry Pi firmware & XBMC Frodo RC3
@Koenkk, you forgot you also need the new kernel

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7th Jan, 2013, 05:46 AM
Post: #6
RE: New Raspberry Pi firmware & XBMC Frodo RC3
Worked...it is a joy to be able to forward and rewind without the mess!

on a different note how do i check the firmware version of my rPi?
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7th Jan, 2013, 05:49 AM
Post: #7
RE: New Raspberry Pi firmware & XBMC Frodo RC3
Code:
vcgencmd version

It should say:

Terminal
Dec 27 2012 17:49:29
Copyright © 2012 Broadcom
version 359888 (release)

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7th Jan, 2013, 05:51 AM
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RE: New Raspberry Pi firmware & XBMC Frodo RC3
(7th Jan, 2013 05:49 AM)CurlyMo Wrote:  
Code:
vcgencmd version

It should say:

Terminal
Dec 27 2012 17:49:29
Copyright © 2012 Broadcom
version 359888 (release)

It does indeed, thank you!
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7th Jan, 2013, 05:52 AM
Post: #9
RE: New Raspberry Pi firmware & XBMC Frodo RC3
But can it leap tall buildings in a single bound?
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7th Jan, 2013, 05:57 AM
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RE: New Raspberry Pi firmware & XBMC Frodo RC3
(7th Jan, 2013 05:52 AM)raspberry_pd Wrote:  But can it leap tall buildings in a single bound?

I believe it can Wink
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7th Jan, 2013, 06:26 AM
Post: #11
RE: New Raspberry Pi firmware & XBMC Frodo RC3
Hi, i tried to upgrade xbmc but when i try to start xbmc i get
failed to open vchiq instance

and when i try to see the version i get:
root@quarto:/home/xbian# vcgencmd version
VCHI initialization failed

any ideas?
thks
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7th Jan, 2013, 06:29 AM
Post: #12
RE: New Raspberry Pi firmware & XBMC Frodo RC3
Did you reboot?

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7th Jan, 2013, 06:46 AM
Post: #13
RE: New Raspberry Pi firmware & XBMC Frodo RC3
yes i did
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7th Jan, 2013, 06:49 AM
Post: #14
RE: New Raspberry Pi firmware & XBMC Frodo RC3
Try
Code:
ldconfig
depmod -a

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7th Jan, 2013, 06:57 AM
Post: #15
RE: New Raspberry Pi firmware & XBMC Frodo RC3
commands entered ok, without errors

but the same problem persists
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