V10.1 image release


#1

OBSOLETE - See v10.2 instead.
[Download Link REMOVED]
Google Drive 1.6GB
Filename: hestia-pi-touch-v10.1.zip
MD5 Hash: 7cb36f79316e5e1181bd9cd2b1b47007

Version 10.1 Details:

  • All v9.2 features plus:
  • Stretch update: We have upgraded to the latest stable distro release
  • Celsius, Fahrenheit, EU and HVAC support in the same image. See here for instructions to change mode.
  • Easily connect HestiaPi to your WiFi from your phone (no SSH needed). Full instructions here.

#2

As @Greylinux first noticed, this image produces a high CPU usage (~2.0 reported from top)! Something is obviously not optimised in Stretch. Has anyone come up already with the optimisation needed?
More info on this thread…


#3

not sure if this can help

top - 18:20:18 up 6 days,  4:36,  2 users,  load average: 2.87, 2.66, 2.42
Tasks: 111 total,   1 running,  80 sleeping,   0 stopped,   2 zombie
%Cpu(s): 10.7 us, 10.7 sy,  0.0 ni, 77.7 id,  0.0 wa,  0.0 hi,  0.9 si,  0.0 st
KiB Mem :   443864 total,    35108 free,   273556 used,   135200 buff/cache
KiB Swap:   102396 total,        4 free,   102392 used.   121364 avail Mem 

PID USER      PR  NI    VIRT    RES    SHR S %CPU %MEM     TIME+ COMMAND                                                                                                                                                                    
1171 pi       20   0  380160  50704  20680 S  6.1 11.4 601:17.56 chromium-browse                                                                                                                                                            
303 root      20   0  303968 163524   4972 S  2.9 36.8 455:49.06 java                                                                                                                                                                       
21136 root    20   0       0      0      0 I  2.6  0.0   0:10.63 kworker/0:0                                                                                                                                                                
955 pi        20   0  557928  41908  23484 S  2.3  9.4 218:32.86 chromium-browse                                                                                                                                                            
22785 pi      20   0    8236   3248   2672 R  1.9  0.7   0:01.86 top                                                                                                                                                                        
522 root      20   0   36576   1556   1508 S  1.0  0.4  93:01.66 fbcp                                                                                                                                                                       
870 pi        20   0  137020  32004   5560 S  0.6  7.2  56:18.53 lxpanel                                                                                                                                                                    
37 root       1  -19       0      0      0 S  0.3  0.0  23:12.70 vchiq-slot/0                                                                                                                                                               
42 root      -51   0       0      0      0 S  0.3  0.0   2:14.15 irq/86-mmc1                                                                                                                                                                
22732 root    20   0       0      0      0 I  0.3  0.0   0:00.31 kworker/u2:1                                                                                                                                                               
22754 pi      20   0   11648   3772   3008 S  0.3  0.8   0:00.34 sshd                                                                                                                                                                       
1 root      20   0   27000   4256   3544 S  0.0  1.0   0:17.88 systemd                                                                                                                                                                    
2 root      20   0       0      0      0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.43 kthreadd                                                                                                                                                                   
4 root       0 -20       0      0      0 I  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kworker/0:0H                                                                                                                                                               
6 root       0 -20       0      0      0 I  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 mm_percpu_wq                                                                                                                                                               
7 root      20   0       0      0      0 S  0.0  0.0  16:08.66 ksoftirqd/0                                                                                                                                                                
8 root      20   0       0      0      0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.01 kdevtmpfs                                                                                                                                                                  
9 root       0 -20       0      0      0 I  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 netns                                                                                                                                                                      
11 root      20   0       0      0      0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.91 khungtaskd                                                                                                                                                                 
12 root      20   0       0      0      0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 oom_reaper                                                                                                                                                                 
13 root       0 -20       0      0      0 I  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 writeback                                                                                                                                                                  
14 root      20   0       0      0      0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kcompactd0                                                                                                                                                                 
15 root       0 -20       0      0      0 I  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 crypto                                                                                                                                                                     
16 root       0 -20       0      0      0 I  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kblockd                                                                                                                                                                    
17 root       0 -20       0      0      0 I  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 watchdogd                                                                                                                                                                  
18 root       0 -20       0      0      0 I  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 rpciod                                                                                                                                                                     
19 root       0 -20       0      0      0 I  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 xprtiod                                                                                                                                                                    
22 root      20   0       0      0      0 S  0.0  0.0   0:08.63 kswapd0                                                                                                                                                                    
23 root       0 -20       0      0      0 I  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 nfsiod                                                                                                                                                                     
33 root       0 -20       0      0      0 I  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kthrotld                                                                                                                                                                   
34 root       0 -20       0      0      0 I  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 iscsi_eh                                                                                                                                                                   
35 root       0 -20       0      0      0 I  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 dwc_otg                                                                                                                                                                    
36 root       0 -20       0      0      0 I  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 DWC Notificatio                                                                                                                                                            
38 root       1 -19       0      0      0 S  0.0  0.0   0:05.17 vchiq-recy/0                                                                                                                                                               
39 root       0 -20       0      0      0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 vchiq-sync/0                                                                                                                                                               
40 root      20   0       0      0      0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 vchiq-keep/0                                                                                                                                                               
41 root      10 -10       0      0      0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 SMIO                                                                                                                                                                       
45 root      20   0       0      0      0 S  0.0  0.0   2:19.66 mmcqd/0                                                                                                                                                                    
46 root      20   0       0      0      0 S  0.0  0.0   0:46.66 jbd2/mmcblk0p2-                                                                                                                                                            
47 root       0 -20       0      0      0 I  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 ext4-rsv-conver                                                                                                                                                            
48 root       0 -20       0      0      0 I  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 ipv6_addrconf                                                                                                                                                              
73 root      20   0    9616   3780   3616 S  0.0  0.9   0:06.66 systemd-journal                                                                                                                                                            
100 root      20   0   14540   1856   1716 S  0.0  0.4   0:02.64 systemd-udevd                                                                                                                                                              
131 root      20   0       0      0      0 S  0.0  0.0  12:53.53 spi0                                                                                                                                                                       
147 root       0 -20       0      0      0 I  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 cfg80211                                                                                                                                                                   
151 root       0 -20       0      0      0 I  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 brcmf_wq/mmc1:0                                                                                                                                                            
152 root      20   0       0      0      0 S  0.0  0.0   1:36.91 brcmf_wdog/mmc1                                                                                                                                                            
183 systemd+  20   0   17264   2304   2228 S  0.0  0.5   0:02.83 systemd-timesyn                                                                                                                                                            
209 root      20   0    5288   2004   1948 S  0.0  0.5   0:02.34 cron                                                                                                                                                                       
211 root      20   0   22848   1924   1612 S  0.0  0.4   0:00.89 rsyslogd                                                                                                                                                                   
216 message+  20   0    6608   2584   2260 S  0.0  0.6   0:01.76 dbus-daemon                                                                                                                                                                
239 nobody    20   0    5288   1748   1732 S  0.0  0.4   0:10.01 thd                                                                                                                                                                        
241 avahi     20   0    6484   2640   2408 S  0.0  0.6   0:17.36 avahi-daemon                                                                                                                                                               
251 avahi     20   0    6388    968    908 S  0.0  0.2   0:00.00 avahi-daemon

#4

I managed to get and Openhabian image to run as pi (as it runs OH as “openhabian” user by default) with the UI showing all the values I wanted but all the time I was working on my Pi 3B+ and once I was happy I moved to my zero and noticed high load average again with top (higher than 2).
So I started reducing load to see what breaks it…
I killed chromium-browser. Waited 5 minutes. The load average was marginally lower but still higher than 2! I disabled the boot to desktop option so now the LCD boots to console with autologin as pi and again the change was very small.
Finally I stopped openhab2 service and this is where I am:

top - 10:22:00 up 33 min,  2 users,  load average: 1.90, 1.90, 1.87
Tasks:  80 total,   1 running,  51 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
%Cpu(s):  0.3 us,  6.2 sy,  0.0 ni, 93.4 id,  0.0 wa,  0.0 hi,  0.0 si,  0.0 st
KiB Mem :   443860 total,   231388 free,    34076 used,   178396 buff/cache
KiB Swap:   102396 total,   102396 free,        0 used.   356980 avail Mem

  PID USER      PR  NI    VIRT    RES    SHR S %CPU %MEM     TIME+ COMMAND
 1559 root      20   0       0      0      0 I  2.9  0.0   0:02.85 kworker/0:1
 1507 pi        20   0    8104   3128   2656 R  1.6  0.7   0:18.08 top
 ...

Any hints? I’ll try and start again from a fresh openhabian image and work on a zero (it will take ages…).
Does anyone think by installing components on a higher specs board (Pi 3B+) actually installs different configurations as if it would with the Zero? Not sure if this is true but if it is I would expect it to adjust on each boot according to the board it is loading on.


#5

So my suspicion was right… I did everything but the LCD Touch driver and the load was kept <0.3.
Once I install the driver though:

wget http://www.hestiapi.com/download/LCD-show-180331.tar.gz;
tar xvf LCD-show-180331.tar.gz;
cd LCD-show/;
sudo ./LCD35-show;

the problems started.
I found out there is a newer driver. Looking into it…


#6

I don’t know if this is of interest . Tested on raspberry pi zero with Rasbian stretch.


#8

Is the CPU load “normal” after you installed it. I just got a new driver from Waveshare today to test later on.


#9

Sorry I rushed that post, I’m currently away so I myself haven’t tested this but the user on that post suggested that they had tested it on a pi zero I found the thread whilst browsing a solution.


#10

I’ll test it first then :wink:


#11

Dude! Its working! I get around 0.5 CPU load reported on top! The UI feels also a bit more responsive too! Need to do my proper timing checks.
One bad thing though (which is also important for me) is that the driver is a binary executable with no code published for me to compile. I run just in my test unit but I’m not feeling sure I want that in the official release. Will get back to that later.
Will check the other driver I received now and report here…


#12

This is great news hopefully though the waveshare drivers works and we won’t need the binary executable.
:grinning:


#13

It worked too!
image
Been struggling for 10 days with no solution. Got 2 on the same day! :slight_smile:
Waveshare driver works fine. It just needs a little calibration in terms or rotation of touch events. I can take it from here and will post update instructions and (in a few days) a new image uploaded!
Thanks Tim!!!


#14

Brilliant !!!
All the hard work was you . :clap:
I look forward to the update instructions


#15

Which distro are you on? I’m finding it hard to “fix” 10.1 so I’m thinking of “forking” my installation steps right before the LCD drivers. If you can get there, then what else needs to be done is via SSH:

wget http://www.hestiapi.com/download/LCD-show-170703.tar.gz;
tar xvf LCD-show-170703.tar.gz
cd LCD-show/;
sudo ./LCD35-show;

it will automatically reboot at the end. When it wakes up you will notice the touch events register in flipped X-Y axis manner. To fix that, SSH into it and:

sudo nano /home/pi/scripts/openhabloader.sh

and add at line 20 (above the cd command)

xinput --set-prop 'ADS7846 Touchscreen' 'Coordinate Transformation Matrix' 0 -1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1

then mkdir/touch missing directories/file like below

$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-calibration.conf
Section "InputClass"
  Identifier        "calibration"
  MatchProduct        "ADS7846 Touchscreen"
  Option        "MinX"          "3413"
  Option        "MaxX"          "62121"
  Option        "MinY"          "60949"
  Option        "MaxY"          "4244"
  Option        "SwapXY"      "1"
  Option        "InvertX"       "1"
  Option        "InvertY"       "1"
EndSection

If you want pixel-perfect touch precision, after killing chromium,

sudo pgrep chromium | xargs kill -9

install the provided calibration utility (maybe the distro’s provided package works too but not sure)

sudo dpkg -i ./LCD-show/xinput-calibrator_0.7.5-1_armhf.deb

and select on the LCD [Start Menu] > Preferences > Calibrate Touchscreen
If it is really hard to find your way around it I think you can call the executable on LCD from SSH like this:

sudo DISPLAY=:0.0 xinput_calibrator

Copy your LCD’s results in that previous file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-calibration.conf)
Reboot, give it maybe 15 minutes and check again with top to see if CPU is normal (around maybe <0.4)


#16

Unfortunately I couldn’t get this to work i installed the driver and when it reboots it show the Boot text then fails to load the desktop or the habpanel it just displays the boot text and occasionally flashes/glitches to the display of the hestiapi countdown.

I had to reinstall the previous driver to restart back to the Habpanel .

I’m using the 10.1 image so I’m unsure what has happened.

the web site shows that the latest driver is 180817 is this not the one they suplied ?

I might have to wait for the image . :wink:


#17

Yes, that was the behaviour I got by installing the second driver over the first.
To install the first one run:

wget http://www.hestiapi.com/LCD-show.tar.gz;
tar xvf LCD-show.tar.gz;
cd LCD-show/;
sudo ./LCD35-show;

Maybe checking the install script you can spot what needs to be undone before running the second driver. And yes… It is an older version they sent that actually works for Stretch :slight_smile:


#18

Mmmm! Interesting I’ve compared both scripts and I can’t seem to find what’s either being left behind or missing . It appears that both scripts change the same files so I can’t work it out .
I think as I say it will be easier to wait for the image rather than install manually and then install the drivers .


#20

v10.2 released!


#21

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