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Raspberry Pi + ASIX AX88772: poor performance as a LAN/Broadband gateway?

In a bid to quieten my room, I'm attempting to replace a generic box (2 nics) with an ARM (raspberry pi, the 512mb model) as my Internet gateway/firewall. My research selecting components, lead me to ...
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Speed up samba media performance

I have my RPi media server setup using an external HDD mounted using ntfs-3g (ntfs formatted needs to mount on windows) and Samba to share the drive in the network. Currently, I have 1 client (MacBook ...
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How to choose between an all-in-one server or multiple Raspberry Pi?

I have one Raspberry Pi (with 256MB of RAM) and a lot of ideas to do with it. For example: Download center with transmission, amule, etc. Web server with static webs (or few PHP code) and few visits ...
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Transputer Emulation

Given that next year is the 30th anniversary of the Inmos Transputer, I'd like to try to set up a sort of emulation of the distributed architecture using the RPi. Although I'm only at the planning ...
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Performance drops after a few seconds

I am running a computer vision program on a Raspberry Pi (Linux raspberrypi 3.10.19+), and when it firsts begins, each iteration of the main loop runs in 6 ms. After a few seconds, the time per loop ...
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Which config ? tomcat nat or combo tomcat+mod_jk+apache

I just received my Raspberry pi which I plan to use for a gwt webapp. In performance view, what will be better to do ? only tomcat with NAT to serve my http external port serving static content ...
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Can you make a high-power NAS from a Raspberry Pi?

I am completely new to Raspberry Pi, and don't know a lot about it. My knowledge on hardware, software and programming (except for basic Python) is also very limited. However, I read you can make a ...
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CPU usage is at 100% for the first 90s after GUI loads

I don't generally use the GUI, but included it in case I needed to test my raspi camera. Now I don't know what the technical terms are, so I'll describe as I go. After I enter the GUI the little CPU ...
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RaspberryPi program takes 100% cpu [closed]

Why my program takes 100 % CPU even if its a helloworld program. Is it normal behavior?. Can anyone tell me the reason for this?. I am using debian wheezy. Here is the screen shot of process.. ...
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Fast, Userland GPIO

I need fast (>10 Khz) userland access to the GPIO pins. Are there any options available? /sys/class/gpio based GPIO is too slow (I've tested it), and having to have your application run as root is ...
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Slow file transfer to USB thumbdrive

Currently my files are transferring at a speed of 10 kilobytes/s or less to a thumbdrive that is Fat32 formatted. I have a pretty stock Raspian install, and I've done an rpi-update. I am using a ...
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Which would be faster? Computing 2000 MD5 hashes on the fly or cache them on SD?

Without going much into details, I'll have a Pi working as a game server. Players make requests to that server. For each player, the Pi will have a table of pre-computed MD5 hashes corresponding to ...
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RPi extremely slow download speed

I am trying to set up my Raspberry Pi as a small home server, and I am having issues with my download speed. My Windows PC is getting up to 6mb/s, the Raspberry Pi is doing a dist-upgrade, and is ...
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What kind of data rate can I expect from the Raspberry Pi's MPEG Hardware codec?

What kind of data rate can I expect the hardware coded to decode smoothly? While playing a video on VLC Player, I can choose Tools > Media Information > Statistics Tab Here I can see the bit ...
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Finding cards optimized for random read/write

In a recent article on the official Pi site the authors mention that a class 4 SD card which is optimised for random read/write can be faster than a class 6 or even a class 10 card which is optimised ...
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When does the OS kill an application?

I have an application which polls a bunch of servers every few minutes. To do this, it spawns one thread per server to poll (15 servers) and writes back the data to an object, however sometimes the ...
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Max MB/s down from BT Sync?

The maximum speed of my Pi can get is about 1.8 MB/s down when using BitTorrent Sync. On the same network, my MacBook Air is BT Sync at 9 to 10 MB/s down. 512MB model no swap both Pi and MacBook Air ...
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Image processing on embedded system - raspberry PI or other board?

I need to write a program that does some LK optical flow calculations on an USB webcam feed using OpenCV. This has to be on an embedded system. I currently own a Raspberry PI revision A coupled with ...
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Can't connect RFCOMM socket: Permission denied

00:1A:7D:11:C0:66 is a headset. sdptool search --bdaddr 00:1A:7D:11:C0:66 HS results in Searching for HS on 00:1A:7D:11:C0:66 ... Service Name: Headset Service RecHandle: 0x10001 Service Class ...
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Playing M4V files (H264) via Wifi on iOS using the RPi as an Access Point doesn't work

I want to play videos, located on an USB disk which is connected via a powered USB hub, on my iPad(s). I converted these videos from .MKV to M4V (H264 codec) with HandBrake on Windows 7 using the ...
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is 1.3mB/s as good as it gets for transferring files to a NTFS drive attached to the Pi via a samba share

I have just set up my pi with a couple of different distros (first the squeeze that came installed on it, then the wheezy (but that wouldn't initialise the USB drive ie light never came on and pi ...
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Striping down for java/swing only thin client

Very important note: This same question is also asked at the raspberry pi forums. I guarantee to copy answers from here to there with correct credentials. Hello everyone I am currently developing a ...
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Does dust accumulation on raspberry pi causes heating problem

My raspberry pi is placed where a lot of dust accumulates on the surface.I recently checked and there was a layer of dust settled on it. I cleaned up the device and restarted it. To my surprise, Its ...
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CUPS is too slow, how can I make it faster?

I'm using CUPS for my Samsung CLP-315. It works very well, but it is too slow. It normally takes five minutes or more to print a single page (from pdf). When it's printing, gs is taking 100% of the ...
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How do I improve speed of photo/image resize? (~8MB to ~100KB)

I'm building a program which reads photos off an SD Card then resize the images and upload them to Flickr (note, it's a second SD Card reader, not the one on-board) The photos are high-resolution ...
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Can the original StarCraft be played on LAN with a Raspberry Pi?

Update! StarCraft has been ported to ARM: Reddit discussion Hacker News discussion Geek.com article Download: http://repo.openpandora.org/?page=detail&app=package.starcraft So, I've unaccepted ...
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Would Scrapy Be Ok To Run on A Raspberry Pi?

I'm thinking of getting a raspberry pi to do some scraping work so i can go out while everything continues to run while at home. Is there any reason why Scrapy would be a bad idea for a Raspberry Pi ...
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Expected User Limit of IRC Server on Pi 512 MB?

Does anyone have a clue of the maximum number of users RPi 512 MB could handle if running an IRC server? I'm just looking for an approximate number, is it 100, 10'000 or millions?
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Hadoop on the Pi

I've seen a couple of articles claiming to build a "super computer" using several Raspberry Pis. I know the processing power of the Raspberry Pi is relatively slow so you're not going to be simulating ...
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Performance difference Raspbian versus Gentoo

Is there a measurable difference in CPU performance between Gentoo and Raspbian? With Gentoo you use different compiler flags and with the USE flags compile only what you need. In Raspbian all ...
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Where is the bottleneck of web browse speed on raspberry pi?

On a Model B 512 MB Pi with Raspbian “wheezy”, I have tried Midori, Chromium and Iceweasel. When the web page gets larger, loading is slow, even after I overclocked it to 1 GHz. On an Android phone ...
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Comparison of Python Gui performances

I am building a data visualization application. It is a multithreaded Gui without user interaction. I have 24 widgets that shall be updated any 100ms. 16 widgets are PyCairo rectangles and the other 8 ...
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SMB performance issues on Raspbmc

I'm having some serious performance issues (i think) using raspbmc to stream videos/music from my windows XP machine. The setup is as follows: In the attic : Windows XP P4 3.4Ghz 4Gb ram, edimax ...
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Interfacing external device using accurate high-speed clock signal

I need to interface device using specific synchronous protocol that requires clock signal within 1..2MHz. Period instability shouldn't exceed 10%. Also, in certain condition protocol requres clock ...
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Will a Raspberry Pi perform well with XBMC and many movies?

I have a library with more than 1000 movies and I'm searching for a cheap but good performance media centre system. I've been using a Xtreamer Prodigy until now but it's firmware's a little slow ...
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Benchmark USB HDD

I'm using an external USB 2.0 HDD to extend the storage of the Pi which holds my movie-collection. I'm experiencing problems with skips when playing HD movies (720p / 1080p). Also, when transferring ...
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How Viable is an RPI Laptop?

I've been seriously looking into making one of the Raspberry Pi Laptops that have been floating around using the Motorola Atrix Lapdock solution found here and here. The whole reason for doing this ...
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Is Pi powerful enough for an oscilloscope project?

My goal is to make Pi based instruments, starting with an oscilloscope. So I read answers to What Analog to Digital Converters Are Available For RPI? How can I connect an analog to digital ...
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Is zero semblance of Xorg rendering performance normal?

I'm trying to setup a simple little configuration running a dedicated piece of software to display slides. Unfortunately the software uses some OpenGL extensions. No 3D mind you, just some basic font ...
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What speed can I expect from the hardware-H264-encoding?

I stumbled over the Wikipedia-article that the Broadcom GPU has hardware support for encoding H.264/AVC, not only de-coding. I also found an article where someone gave an example using ffmpeg to ...
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Industrial applications

I've been wondering what's the durability of the RPI and the maximum temperature it can operate on. Is it possible to use it to replace some industrial computers? I'm thinking set-top boxes for ...
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X forwarding and GPU memory allocation

I run my Raspberry Pi headless and typically use X forwarding to run applications. I'm wondering what split I should use for allocating the RAM. I am not sure whether it is the server or the ...
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What is the lowest power, most compatible, most compact usb wi-fi adaptor that works out of the box with the Raspberry Pi?

It seems that several people (myself included) are having great difficulty getting different wi-fi adapters to work reliably with the Pi. Some adaptors seem to require excessive amounts of power and a ...
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omxplayer: h.264 bitrates and encoding settings for stutter-free playback

we just received six raspberry pi boards with 512mb ram and plan to use them for hdmi playout. initial tests were working great with omxplayer, but we are experiencing extreme stuttering issues for ...
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How can I stress test my Raspberry Pi

I recently picked up a battery powered USB cell phone charger and I'm running some tests to see what kind of battery life I will get. Right now I'm just testing at Idle. I want to also run a test ...
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Usb disk over network - performance

Using a simple setup with PI as a NAS, with an attached USB disk, like this: [RPI] (USB) -> Ethernet -> USB 2.0 Disk Of course both network and disk access share the same USB port, but ...
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SD card write speed seems to be 14 times slower than read speed

I was writing to an SD card this evening from a Mac Book Air internal card reader and the performance reported was 1.4 MB / sec. I later read tested it on the PI and got 20 MB / sec. It is a class 6 ...
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Why does the Raspberry Pi need a MPEG-2 licence?

Since August 24, it is possible to buy a licence to hardware-decode MPEG-2 videos. Here are my questions: Does it mean that, without this licence, the RPi cannot handle at all MPEG-2 video, or it ...
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What cool things are we doing with the Raspberry Pi? [closed]

I'm curious about buying and trying out the Raspberry Pi! I'm a moderately experienced linux user. Would love to hear what applications people are using the computer for at home or other, and just ...
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Could raspberry be a good choice for home monitoring?

I'm not sure if this is the correct thread to ask but I need to start somewhere What I'm looking to do is small box computer that I can mount on wall near the exit from my house that would monitor ...