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Hungovercat
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RPi Firmware

Post by Hungovercat » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:51 pm

Quick question. is ver. 4.1.21+ #873 still the correct firmware to use, even with gimx 6.9?

Reason why is my G27 would randomly stop functioning (same issues many users have reported: unresponsive, no FFB, blinking light) and it started happening more frequently. I went to update gimx and RPi firmware, but I'm getting errors. Every time I go to sudo apt-get -f install, it wants to remove gimx 6.9.

I've just reformatted my SD card to start from scratch, but was wondering if there was a newer firmware 6.9 has been tested with, as 4.1.21 is 1 yr old+.

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Re: RPi Firmware

Post by Matlo » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:29 am

4.1.21+ #873 is the last version I was able to use without seeing any issue on my RPi setup, which was based on a RPi 2 model B.

Maybe apt-get wants to upgrade to Raspbian Stretch. In this case you can try the gimx_6.9-1_armhf_stretch.deb package.
https://github.com/matlo/GIMX/releases/ ... tretch.deb
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Re: RPi Firmware

Post by Hungovercat » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:49 pm

Finally managed to get everything working again. I did still have Jessie, however I decided to upgrade to stretch and try the file you mentioned, because why not? In the end, everything has been reinstalled fresh, everything fully updated, including the kernel (4.9.41).

Still have the same problem as in the beginning though. Wheel randomly hangs, sometimes 10 minutes in, sometimes 60.

Here is the log:


global option -l with value `log.txt'
grab flag is unset
GIMX 6.9 ARMv6
Raspbian GNU/Linux 9.1 (stretch)
Linux 4.9.41-v7+ #1023 SMP Tue Aug 8 16:00:15 BST 2017 unknown
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 054c:05c4 Sony Corp. DualShock 4
Bus 001 Device 008: ID 046d:c29b Logitech, Inc. G27 Racing Wheel
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 10c4:ea60 Cygnal Integrated Products, Inc. CP210x UART Bridge / myAVR mySmartUSB light
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 148f:5370 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5370 Wireless Adapter
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMSC9512/9514 Fast Ethernet Adapter
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMC9514 Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
/: Bus 01.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=dwc_otg/1p, 480M
|__ Port 1: Dev 2, If 0, Class=Hub, Driver=hub/5p, 480M
|__ Port 1: Dev 3, If 0, Class=Vendor Specific Class, Driver=smsc95xx, 480M
|__ Port 2: Dev 4, If 0, Class=Vendor Specific Class, Driver=rt2800usb, 480M
|__ Port 3: Dev 5, If 0, Class=Vendor Specific Class, Driver=cp210x, 12M
|__ Port 4: Dev 8, If 0, Class=Human Interface Device, Driver=usbhid, 12M
|__ Port 5: Dev 7, If 0, Class=Human Interface Device, Driver=usbhid, 12M
can't read packet header
can't read packet header
can't read packet header
can't read packet header
can't read packet header
can't read packet header
can't read packet header
can't read packet header
can't read packet header
USB adapter detected, controller type is: G29 PS4.
using default refresh period: 5.00ms
native mode is already enabled for HID device 01:01:04:00:00 (PID=c29b)
joystick 0 has name 'Sony Computer Entertainment Wireless Controller' and virtual id 0
joystick 1 has name 'G27 Racing Wheel' and virtual id 0
FFB device: G27 Racing Wheel 0 (direct translation).
Press the PS button to activate the controller.
wheel range adjusted to 900 degrees
libusb_transfer failed with status LIBUSB_TRANSFER_TIMED_OUT (endpoint=0x01)
libusb_transfer failed with status LIBUSB_TRANSFER_TIMED_OUT (endpoint=0x01)
libusb_transfer failed with status LIBUSB_TRANSFER_TIMED_OUT (endpoint=0x01)

Tempted to downgrade kernel, but I feel messing around is what made it stop functioning at all in the first place.

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Re: RPi Firmware

Post by Matlo » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:19 am

I think the RPi kernel is to blame here. There are lots of entries in the issue tracker that are related to USB issues.
For example this one: https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/issues/2197
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