Just received my ‘new’ Raspberry Pi, which now comes with extra memory (512MB).. Remember, this model will not boot unless you use the latest firmware!
Booting with arm496_start.elf -> start.elf:
# cat /proc/meminfo MemTotal: 499072 kB MemFree: 429988 kB Buffers: 14248 kB Cached: 27612 kB SwapCached: 0 kB Active: 26088 kB Inactive: 33104 kB Active(anon): 17396 kB Inactive(anon): 476 kB Active(file): 8692 kB Inactive(file): 32628 kB Unevictable: 0 kB Mlocked: 0 kB SwapTotal: 1048572 kB SwapFree: 1048572 kB Dirty: 80 kB Writeback: 0 kB AnonPages: 17344 kB Mapped: 9004 kB Shmem: 544 kB Slab: 5244 kB SReclaimable: 2692 kB SUnreclaim: 2552 kB KernelStack: 936 kB PageTables: 452 kB NFS_Unstable: 0 kB Bounce: 0 kB WritebackTmp: 0 kB CommitLimit: 1298108 kB Committed_AS: 75992 kB VmallocTotal: 516096 kB VmallocUsed: 6076 kB VmallocChunk: 295468 kB # cat /proc/cpuinfo Processor : ARMv6-compatible processor rev 7 (v6l) BogoMIPS : 464.48 Features : swp half thumb fastmult vfp edsp java tls CPU implementer : 0x41 CPU architecture: 7 CPU variant : 0x0 CPU part : 0xb76 CPU revision : 7 Hardware : BCM2708 Revision : 000f Serial : 00000000e9d622a0
Everything else works, as before:
# uname -a
Linux rgpi 3.6.1-pi #4 Mon Oct 15 13:08:24 BST 2012 armv6l armv6l armv6l GNU/Linux
Now, I need to see if USB connectivity is fixed – now that those pesky fuses are no longer there!
I ordered my Pi from Farnells, as before, but there was a note on the packing slip that they would ‘..not be stocking this item in future..’ Maybe the margins are too small?