It rebooted in the middle of nothing, then went to the startup / boot screen. Quite normal. But it wouldn’t leave that screen. So I pulled the battery. Put it back. Same thing, booted to the normal screen.
No worries I thought, I’ll just boot into recovery. The recovery would start, then crash. No menu, no options. Didn’t look good. I tried to flash stock using ODIN. Kept failing with write errors, then it wouldn’t even boot up anymore. A few more attempts, flashing the PIT file etc and now it’s deader than dead.
Galaxy Note 2
I guess the EMMC chip has gone. Alas. It was a good phone, if a little laggy. Well, a lot laggy. That’s the reason I’m just waiting on my Nexus 6 to arrive, which should be any day now.
It’s live. Took a bit of fucking around to get the WiFi dongle to work under Rasbian, I had to download a binary blob for it. But now it’s sitting there, connected to the stereo, happily playing Double J in its custom printed Muppetz.com case. Thanks Kowen for your 3D printing skills.
My Pi arrived yesterday. I plugged it in for 30 minutes while I baked a cake for Sarah’s birthday. Seems pretty neat, I’m impressed that the distribution I chose to test with (OpenELEC) detected the Wifi Dongle straight away and just worked with it.
The major issue at the moment is I don’t have a decently sized MicroSD card. I have a 2G one, which was fine for some basic testing. And it’s actually fine for OpenELEC as well, but it’s a GUI oriented thing and I don’t want that, I want something that’s basically a Linux Distro (i.e. Rasbian)
Will have to get it a decent SD Card today. And the case that my workmate 3D Printed for it should be arriving in the next day or two.
I’ll be crabbed off if I can’t get grsecurity running on it…
micro had some sort of Out Of Memory event this morning. Well, looking at the cacti graphs it’s been happening for a few days. Something in kernel, given that even when I stopped the (remaining few) userspace processes, I only had 100M free and the box was swapped to the maximum.
I’m building a new kernel now with some slub debugging.
There’s a reason I don’t use Twitter Cards on my blog. They’re silly, they clutter up Twitter and only idiots who want lots of pageviews on their crappy personal blog (that’s always full of nothing but blather and slather) use them.