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by philipm
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi 3B stuck on cannot rehash multicast hashtable
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Pi 3B stuck on cannot rehash multicast hashtable

On boot, my Pi 3 B (v 1.2) gets stuck on Cannot rehash multicast hashtable, disabling snooping:eth0, 248, -22 If I remove the ethernet cable it goes on to: port 1(eth0) entered disabled state If I plug it in again, it gets as far as: port 1(eth0) entered forwarding state If I reboot with ethernet no...
by philipm
Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I am forced to order from RS!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 5288

Re: I am forced to order from RS!!!

That ended well. I worried that with the cases and logic boards being shipped separately I'd be charged twice for shipping. I wasn't charged at all for shipping. Better still, when the two packages cleared customs, it appears that only the invoice for the cases was picked up so I was charged very li...
by philipm
Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I am forced to order from RS!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 5288

Re: I am forced to order from RS!!!

I get the impression that farnell's web system is only loosly coupled to their back-end order processing system. Afaict this is quite common with pre-internet buisnesses that have added a web presence. I also get the impression that the situation with the Pi is very unusual for farnell. …snip my ol...
by philipm
Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I am forced to order from RS!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 5288

Re: I am forced to order from RS!!!

I'm giving Farnell a try. They aren't the most efficient organization I've dealt with. I had 2 replies to questions asked 2 different ways (it wasn't clear that the query I sent via the web interface worked) from the same person with different estimates on shipping cost, and availability figures kee...
by philipm
Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I am forced to order from RS!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 5288

Re: I am forced to order from RS!!!

Hi Liz It's great reading about all the great projects on the web site, and I have some in mind, and funding to buy R-Pi in quantity, but RS's South Africa web site lists availability only as of 22 January 2013 . Is this a general availability issue or are some markets being prioritised, e.g., those...
by philipm
Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fantasy RPi 2 spec (what's yours?)
Replies: 86
Views: 14542

Re: Fantasy RPi 2 spec (what's yours?)

jamesh wrote:No.
Jamesh, could you try to desist from treating people who want information as the enemy? Did your previous post mean that Broadcom has a team close to fixing the R-Pi X performance problem? I just wanted to understand that correctly.
by philipm
Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fantasy RPi 2 spec (what's yours?)
Replies: 86
Views: 14542

Re: Fantasy RPi 2 spec (what's yours?)

Maybe, just maybe, it's a bit more difficult than you seem to think...as is this mythical 'if we have the source we can add new features to the graphics drivers'. Broadcom have teams of dozens of people working on the GPU blob and the graphics drivers full time - people who really really know what ...
by philipm
Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - power, usb etc
Replies: 19
Views: 4333

Re: First impressions - power, usb etc

Yes, I too binned Midori last night and put Chromium on instead, and it seems to work much more smoothly. I also played with vnc, which seemed to work quite well. @Philipm I'm slightly baffled with my SD card setup though - following the guide in the June edition of MagPi, and using gparted on my V...
by philipm
Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - power, usb etc
Replies: 19
Views: 4333

Re: Another update: First impressions - power, usb etc

Was hoping to be able to post from the Pi just for the hell of it, but Midori is very slow and crashes frequently. I remain impressed that such a low power device is able to run a desktop environment, although I'm glad that my plans don't involve using it to any great extent. I got sick of Midori c...
by philipm
Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: debian hangs at keymap [Solved]
Replies: 15
Views: 18757

Re: debian hangs at keymap [Solved]

I tried this (setupcon presumably should be done before you start x since a normal terminal window isn't a console), and it's still pretty slow booting. And I did remember to set the date. But at least the key map is right.
by philipm
Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: No installable candidate/held broken
Replies: 4
Views: 1916

Re: No installable candidate/held broken

Do let us know. Meanwhile I'm having a go at building links with graphics mode on X to see how easy it is to get everything together more than as a useful browser option (a fair number of packages needed, but I left it compiling, so maybe it'll work). R-pi really needs a good lightweight browser -- ...
by philipm
Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No monitor signal or green LED on boot
Replies: 3
Views: 1339

Re: No monitor signal or green LED on boot

Generally yes: green LED = flash OK to boot. Be aware that dd doesn't check much. If your flash needs to be reformatted for example dd may still copy without useful effect. I had a bad install on my Linux box with no diagnostics. I stuck it into the card slot of my iMac and it offered to "initialise...
by philipm
Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: possibly bad Flash?
Replies: 1
Views: 659

Re: possibly bad Flash?

I tried sticking it into the SD card slot on my iMac, which previously said it didn't recognise the FS, would I like to erase it? This time I decided to let it go ahead, and it created a FAT32 FS, and using dd on the Mac worked just fine, and I now have a working R-Pi (not the first in South Africa ...
by philipm
Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: possibly bad Flash?
Replies: 1
Views: 659

possibly bad Flash?

I bought a 4GB Transcend SD (TS4GSDHC6, should have "no problems" ) card with my Pi from RS. The first time I put it into the card reader on my Linux box, it showed up and I used df to work out where it was mounted, and ran dd. I then decided to follow instructions at RPi easy SD Card Setup to resiz...
by philipm
Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Resizing partitions
Replies: 12
Views: 6158

Re: Resizing partitions

See half way down this page: http://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup Works for me, done it several times. I just tried this (running parted on the command line off an Ubuntu system) and it was unhappy when I tried to change partitions with messages like: Error: Error informing the kernel about mod...
by philipm
Sat May 26, 2012 7:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: inviatation from RS and double order problem
Replies: 9
Views: 2519

Re: inviatation from RS and double order problem

I asked the same question under http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1251 blogpost about RS Components and surprisingly someone from RS replied concerning the matter of double charging. Someone even got charged triple. Anyways if you have problem of this kind write to the address [email protected].c...
by philipm
Fri May 25, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Punnet - a print at home cardboard case
Replies: 149
Views: 165406

Re: Punnet - a print at home cardboard case

Nice idea. Mine should show up any week now. I look forward to the final release of the PDF.
by philipm
Thu May 17, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Invitation to order from RS
Replies: 575
Views: 85395

Re: Invitation to order from RS

I had the apologetic error message, and tried again with the same result. Shortly after, my bank sent me two SMS notifications that my credit card had been charged, and these two charges have now shown up on my statement. Next day, I tried again, with order confirmation this time from the RS site --...
by philipm
Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS communication
Replies: 2
Views: 1046

Re: RS communication

<t>I don't know where I am in the queue. I registered on day 1 but not very close to the start since it (a) took time to get in and (b) the "register interest" page wasn't what I was looking for. But I'm somewhere in the system.<br/> <br/> I received the following yesterday from RS, a small incremen...
by philipm
Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS Final Confirmations?
Replies: 64
Views: 12012

Re: RS Final Confirmations?

<t>My message looks like this, suggesting they have now identified their initial 5k customers:<br/> <br/> Dear Customer<br/> <br/> Thank you for joining the Raspberry Pi revolution and registering your interest in Raspberry Pi’s Model B board from RS Components.<br/> <br/> We have received extraordi...
by philipm
Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: RS Components
Replies: 175
Views: 31339

Re: RS Components

<t>robleady said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Philip Machanick said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I suggest anyone who got in early register interest again, unless someone can persuade RS to email early registerers with confirmation.<br/> <br/> <br/> It looks like RS may finally have caught up with sending emails out to...
by philipm
Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: In the news in South Africa
Replies: 0
Views: 693

Re: In the news in South Africa

I had an article on two tech sites in South Africa, both the lead story:

Gadget

MSN Tech
by philipm
Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: RS Components
Replies: 175
Views: 31339

Re: RS Components

<t>RS has emailed ack of my 2nd attempt at registering. I suggest anyone who got in early register interest again, unless someone can persuade RS to email early registerers with confirmation.<br/> <br/> I for one am a lot less annoyed at the launch chaos than the many attempts at posting comments on...
by philipm
Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Shipping Schedule?
Replies: 18
Views: 3604

Re: Shipping Schedule?

<t>archsaddler said: <br/> <br/> <br/> nmcc said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Crundy said:<br/> <br/> I expect a fair wack of that will go on paying suppliers for the parts & assembly for the Raspis that have just been sold, shipping from China, PayPal charges etc. I would expect them to be able to order ...
by philipm
Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Shipping Schedule?
Replies: 18
Views: 3604

Re: Shipping Schedule?

<t>Now we have some idea when the first batch is planned, is there any update on when we can buy more? I need more than 1 for student projects. We are looking at deploying things like low-cost wireless mesh networks in low-income communities, and I have a good student lined up to do the work. If I c...

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