Use two wireless network interfaces on Raspberry Pi 3

Recently I have made some physical changes to my home network. Moved the WiFi router to a more central position to get better coverage, but that meant also my main media player running Xbian could no longer be connected via Ethernet cable, but had to switch to WLAN.

Well wireless adapter on Pi3 is ok for basic stuff, but it does not have good antenna to achieve better network quality or it could run at least 150Mbits which I required. Continue reading “Use two wireless network interfaces on Raspberry Pi 3”

Upgrade Xbian installation to support Raspberry Pi 3

Recently I bought two Raspberry Pi 3 devices, one for my RetroPie gaming center and one for my Kodi / Xbian always-on media-center.

Retropie with version 3.6 came out of the box with Raspberry Pi 3 support, so it was an easy to replace old unit with new one.

Xbian needs new kernel package (4.4.4+) to support Raspberry Pi 3. There are two ways to get your Xbian to support your new device: Continue reading “Upgrade Xbian installation to support Raspberry Pi 3”

Prevent kernel out of memory manager to kill processes on Raspberry Pi 2

I am using Raspberry Pi 2 with Xbian installed as my primary always on media-player device. Beside usual Kodi and few other services I also have MySQL, pihole, lighttpd, rtorrent, samba and few other.

Lately I am faced with kernel oops when trying to copy larger files, over 500MB. Rapsberry Pi becomes unresponsive, I can ping it but no longer connect to it. Continue reading “Prevent kernel out of memory manager to kill processes on Raspberry Pi 2”