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by joeofloath
Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspbmc.com in VMWARE
Replies: 2
Views: 2489

Re: raspbmc.com in VMWARE

VMware is virtualisation software, not emulation or simulation software. It will give VMs access to the host's hardware, an x86 or x86_64 CPU and some memory. The Raspberry Pi has an ARM CPU, so software written for it will not work on regular desktop machines. You can, however, use something like Q...
by joeofloath
Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Burn-in period of bcm2835?
Replies: 5
Views: 3069

Re: Burn-in period of bcm2835?

I'm only interested if it will play vinyl.

Also relevant: http://gizmodo.com/363154/audiophile-de ... oat-hanger
by joeofloath
Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: atom home server replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 3026

Re: atom home server replacement

<t>The only problem I can forsee with the Pi is the shared USB bus - USB2 is saturated when copying to an external hard drive, and sharing that with ethernet means that you won"t get very good speeds.<br/> <br/> No harm in trying, but if you want a little beef, you can pick up x86 fanless thin clien...
by joeofloath
Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Team Fortress 2/1 on the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 9
Views: 8128

Re: Team Fortress 2/1 on the Raspberry Pi

In a word

No.

Not only is there no Linux port for either, the Pi isn"t x86, so can"t run them under WINE either.
by joeofloath
Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Stop the kids arguing about what DVD to watch in car
Replies: 5
Views: 1521

Re: Stop the kids arguing about what DVD to watch in car

Once you've bought the screens and the DVD drives/storage, you might as well have just bought a couple of those little portable DVD players from Argos.

Alternately, just give them a book to read :p
by joeofloath
Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: more mem
Replies: 16
Views: 4372

Re: more mem

<t>gregd99 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I wonder about the memory as well.<br/> <br/> I have a PC with 4G that dual boots windows and Ubuntu. Under Ubuntu running libre office word it consumes around 500k of RAM with a standard 11.10 distribution.<br/> <br/> At the other end of the scale I use atMega's w...
by joeofloath
Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: AutoHotKey on Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 11
Views: 6684

Re: AutoHotKey on Raspberry Pi?

What's wrong with using cron and bash scripts?
by joeofloath
Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Server distros?
Replies: 18
Views: 5220

Re: Server distros?

Desktop Linux is server Linux. The software packages are just different. Don't want a gui? Remove it. Want LAMP? Install it!
by joeofloath
Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: anyone know a bit about linux and touchscreen support?
Replies: 8
Views: 4110

Re: anyone know a bit about linux and touchscreen support?

<t>Pretty sure it was an ELO touchscreen I configured for the university radio station a few months back.<br/> <br/> I plugged it in, and it 'just worked', aside from the Y axis was inverted. I spent hours trying to fix it, before realising that actually, a calibration utility was in the Ubuntu repo...
by joeofloath
Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Web Server
Replies: 16
Views: 4352

Re: Web Server

Don't bother with a GUI for a server, it'll never get used and sucks up loads of memory. If you want a GUI interface for managing it, use one of the many web control panels instead.
by joeofloath
Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: using 4 AA batteries to power the Pi
Replies: 52
Views: 40164

Re: using 4 AA batteries to power the Pi

Personally I think five nimh cells (6v nominal) and a 5v regulator would make much more sense than trying to use four.
by joeofloath
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Knowledge of Visual Studio -- what will I need to use my knowledge or do I need to learn something new
Replies: 16
Views: 4524

Re: Knowledge of Visual Studio -- what will I need to use my knowledge or do I need to learn something new

<t>Huulivoide said: <br/> <br/>  Also Ubuntu ships with EXTREAMLY old applications as thats how they define word "stable".. but if you like and want to use Firefox 3.1 instead of current version 10.0.1 Ubuntu is the way to go.<br/> [Instead of offering a never version of app with the security patche...
by joeofloath
Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Viruses on the RasPi
Replies: 46
Views: 19275

Re: Viruses on the RasPi

<t>Jessie said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Most viruses are spread (or at least started) at the scocial level.  A linux server which is un-manned is way less likely to get a virus even if the playing level was even (assuming there were as many Linux viruses) because it dosn't have a dumb person attached to i...
by joeofloath
Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Swap space on an SD card
Replies: 32
Views: 19255

Re: Swap space on an SD card

What's all this worry about swap?

You really don't need it. Every computer I've ever put *nix on has either never used it, or run out of memory and hung because the swap space is too slow.
by joeofloath
Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Server on a RPi
Replies: 23
Views: 11680

Re: Server on a RPi

Memory won't be a problem, I run a completely unoptimized LAMP server (PHPBB forum) on a VPS with 512mb of RAM, and it's currently sitting at 140mb of memory being used.

Which reminds me, I should contact the hosts to see if I can move to a cheaper plan...
by joeofloath
Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Android for R-Pi
Replies: 7
Views: 2653

Re: Android for R-Pi

I'm not experienced, but you'll want to set your compiler of choice (Hint: gcc) to cross compile to the architecture of the Pi, which off the top of my head is Armv7.
by joeofloath
Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Viruses on the RasPi
Replies: 46
Views: 19275

Re: Viruses on the RasPi

<t>Security by obscurity isn't the only reason Linux viruses are rare, remember that about 70% of web servers run Linux, yet there's no market for antivirus there.<br/> <br/> Anyway, the open source community is usually pretty good at patching vulnerabilities, if anything gets out into the wild, exp...
by joeofloath
Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lima Project To Reverse Engineer ARM GPUs
Replies: 34
Views: 10404

Re: Lima Project To Reverse Engineer ARM GPUs

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Benedict White said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Jessie, I think you misunderstand.<br/> <br/> There are efforts to reverse engineer the Mali GPU's blob, not the actual processor to make it entirely open source in the same way NVidia GPU's were reversed engineered.<br/> <br/>...
by joeofloath
Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Distro-Building (Kiosk OS) - Help?
Replies: 31
Views: 10649

Re: Distro-Building (Kiosk OS) - Help?

I can't answer #1, but iceweasel is identical to FF for all intensive purposes. 99.9% of the addons will work fine, and your browsing experience will be identical. I believe you even launch it in the terminal by running firefox, and all the config files are in ~/.mozilla/firefox.
by joeofloath
Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: System/OS Slow-down
Replies: 10
Views: 3076

Re: System/OS Slow-down

Nope, that doesn't happen in Linux.

I actually have a webserver that's been running constantly for 300 days, and that's normal for a Linux box. Still serves pages just as fast as it did on day one!

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