Raspberry pi components


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by Gummy » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:04 pm
Hi just quick questions that will help my class mates

Will ps3 keyboard work with raspberry pi with no issues?

Which sd card card is recommend size company etc?

And what if I want to install xbmc and Debian squeeze on one sd card ?

Because Debian will be used for surfing and xbmc will be used for media

Many thanks looking forward for reply from this clever community forum

Thanks raspberry pi really great product indeed
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by jamesh » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:29 pm
Don't know about the PS3 keyboard - but many USB keyboards should work.

SD card. I use multiple 4GB cards, class 6.. You can have Debian on the card and run XBMC as an application, but OpenELEC is a distro in itself which includes XMBC and works well, but you cannot have that and Debian on the same card.
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by AndrewS » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:30 pm
Most of your questions are answered by http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeripherals

Recommendation is to get at least a 4GB SDcard. You can't (easily) install more than one OS onto an SDcard - just get two cards and swap them as needed :)
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by Gummy » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:31 pm
I have a Samsung sd card will this be compatable before I load the distro and go through the steps

Thanks does open elec have a browser for web surfing


I needed more of a wireless keyboard as it helps the situation of the wires too many wires

Which version of open elec if it supports a browser should I go with I noticed there a three versions which is for raspberry pi
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by Gummy » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:21 pm
Hi guy can you please help me with the above question I have been through the list but I still don't understand it
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by Gummy » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:19 am
Hi guy please can you give me some support as I have read the link above but still can't make sense of it

I would be extremelly grateful
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by RaTTuS » Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:02 am
Will ps3 keyboard work with raspberry pi with no issues?
Dunno I don't have one - chances are yes

Which sd card card is recommend size company etc?
4Gb or larger - http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeripherals#SD_cards YMMV

And what if I want to install xbmc and Debian squeeze on one sd card ?
not easily it can be done if your clever.
best / easiest way is to have multiple SD cards - [that is wise anyway - you can have 1 booted and working and one to play with]
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by JoeDaStudd » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:06 pm
Take your time and read though the wiki.
I don't mean to sound like a tool, but its very straight forward if you take the time to read it and a minute to understand what it says.
For example this page can answer the 2 questions you have left as best as anyone on this board can.

For the question: Will ps3 keyboard work with raspberry pi with no issues?
Click USB Keyboards on the contents table (right side).
Scroll down to Working then Sony.
Keyboard for PlayStation 2 (PS2) Linux. Works without powered hub with 5v1A supply, requires manual keyboard remapping with Debian Squeeze to USA 101-key layout.
Yes it doesn't directly answer if the newer PS3 keyboard will work, but taking a (now) educated guess; most likely will.

For the question: I have a Samsung sd card will this be compatable
Same page as before only this time click SD cards from the table.
Scroll down to Working then Samsung
4GB SDHC
8GB SDHC Class 6 (MB-SS8GAEU)
8GB SDHC Class 10 (MB-MP8GA, MB-SP8GA/EU, MB-SP8GA/AM)
16GB SDHC Class 6 (MB-SSAGAEU)
16GB SDHC Class 10 (MB-SPAGA aka MB-SPAGAEU)
32GB SDHC Class 10 (MB-SSBGA, MBSSBGVEOBGA-SH) fine with Debian Wheezy, but does not work with Debian Squeeze (debian6-19-04-2012: mmc0: timeout waiting for hardware interrupt).

Check your card and see if it matches.

Web browsing on the RasPi is a bit chunky at the moment and I'd stick to just using OpenELEC for video/music playing
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by Gummy » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:43 pm
Thank you thank you

Great support forum

Excellent

Many thanks I can now start using my raspberry pi
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by kr15h » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:35 pm
Samsung 4GB SDHC Class 4 (up to 24 MB/s) works!
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by Speedwell68 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:06 pm
The fastest SD you can afford. I went with a Kingston 4GB class 10, it has been very reliable. I also have a test setup on a 4GB unbranded SD card and that has been equally reliable. There is no web browser available for OpenELEC or any other XBMC distro to my knowledge.
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