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by mxcum167
Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Paypal the only payment option in the shop?
Replies: 2
Views: 927

Re: Paypal the only payment option in the shop?

You can make one off payments with paypal and a credit card, no need to link a bank account.
by mxcum167
Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Logik LP4HUB10 power problem fixed
Replies: 29
Views: 12484

Re: Logik LP4HUB10 power problem fixed

Rather than open up my brand new USB Hub, I cut the red wire in a USB extension lead that I had spare.
by mxcum167
Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using usb hard drive as default boot and storage?
Replies: 33
Views: 103873

Re: Using usb hard drive as default boot and storage?

.... if I wanted to change the config back to use the ext partition on the SD card, where would I find the cmdline.txt on the card? I know, I know, probably a simple question. It has been... *cough cough* years since I used Linux or Unix at all. ;-) cmdline.txt is always in the /boot partition. It ...
by mxcum167
Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: For sale
Topic: Bramble Pi2 - laser engraved wooden case
Replies: 14
Views: 5432

Re: Bramble Pi2 - laser engraved wooden case

A question to all that read this post: is an opening for the GPIO cable a desired feature? Please reply (here or by pm) also if no. I'd like to know if it is something I should include as a standard or not It all depends on what your target market is. So as not to exclude those who want to use the ...
by mxcum167
Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using usb hard drive as default boot and storage?
Replies: 33
Views: 103873

Re: Using usb hard drive as default boot and storage?

Here is how I did it. Boot from my SD card (Debian), with USB Drive connected. Start up X windows as root (sudo startx) Run gparted, and create partition on USB drive (use ext4 format, I will assume it is called /dev/sda1) (you may need to install gparted (apt-get install gparted) mount the USB driv...
by mxcum167
Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: rpi-update - Firmware updater for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 39
Views: 17860

Re: rpi-update - Firmware updater for Raspberry Pi

Try putting sudo before chmod.

sudo wget http://goo.gl/1BOfJ -O /usr/bin/rpi-update && sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/rpi-update
by mxcum167
Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Imperial Pi Fighter
Replies: 18
Views: 15082

Re: Imperial Pi Fighter

OPi Wan KenoPi.
by mxcum167
Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Why not program on x86 desktop?
Replies: 60
Views: 12662

Re: Why not program on x86 desktop?

jamesh wrote:Surprising that so few have mentioned what I think it the biggest reason for Raspi's.

Not everyone has a PC at home.
Or for that matter are able to afford one, with the current economic climate.
by mxcum167
Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Steampunk Pi case
Replies: 10
Views: 5409

Re: Steampunk Pi case

I like it. :D

Looks like something out of a 1950's SciFi movie.
by mxcum167
Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Recover 16GB SD Card
Replies: 7
Views: 1283

Re: Recover 16GB SD Card

Easiest way is to put it into a digital camera and format it.
by mxcum167
Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: He's dead, Jim... (resolved)
Replies: 6
Views: 1171

Re: He's dead, Jim ..

If you are getting no blinks from the green OK LED, then it sounds more like a problem reading the SD card. Or it could be power related. Either way there are loads of threads in the forum covering your symptoms. Most of which have pointed to one of these.

Hope you get it sorted, good luck. :)
by mxcum167
Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dual/tripple SD boot
Replies: 30
Views: 11900

Re: Dual/tripple SD boot

Here's what I am using. I have not setup Fedora to use it yet as they don't share a common kernel, also Fed 14 doesn't work too great for me, so I'm waiting for Fed 17. Simple to use. Create a file called switch.sh on your /root fs. Copy the code into it. chmod +x /boot/switch.sh Create a sub direct...
by mxcum167
Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi on the way ?!?!
Replies: 9
Views: 2016

Re: Pi on the way ?!?!

My order status stayed at 'Processing' until the following day. I suspect their online status information is updated overnight.
by mxcum167
Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Evolution of pi
Replies: 5
Views: 1415

Re: Evolution of pi

Jim Manley wrote:The Pi Ethernet connector is not configured for POE, nor is it supported in the firmware or kernel, AIUI.
Correct, but a POE splitter would allow you to power the Pi from a POE switch, as it takes the power presented by POE and delivers it separately.
by mxcum167
Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Timeless demo
Replies: 10
Views: 1491

Re: Timeless demo

I can also confirm that it compiles and runs quite well (with sound) on the RPi.

:)
by mxcum167
Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Evolution of pi
Replies: 5
Views: 1415

Re: Evolution of pi

You need a POE splitter. http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?hl=en&pq=poe+injector&cp=6&gs_id=t&xhr=t&q=poe+splitter&client=firefox-a&hs=QI9&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1235&bih=621&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=9642058939683318492&sa=X&ei=0u_UT47aKcW28QP9...
by mxcum167
Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: 12-year-old Biz's LEGO case
Replies: 5
Views: 2203

Re: 12-year-old Biz's LEGO case

Brilliant. Someone should sign this girl up as a designer.!!!! :)
by mxcum167
Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What was your first computer?
Replies: 430
Views: 160363

Re: What was your first computer?

Mine was a Texas Instruments TI99/4a
by mxcum167
Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Kids and the 'Little Computer'
Replies: 13
Views: 2291

Re: Kids and the 'Little Computer'

Robert_M wrote:
grumpyoldgit wrote:But what happens when they take over and send us to the Sleepshop at the age of 21?
Like all the rest of us, you go to Carousel and hope to Renew.
Or you can 'run'.!!!
by mxcum167
Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Coke or Pepsi?
Replies: 27
Views: 5330

Re: Coke or Pepsi?

Thatchers Scrumpy Cider, and a slice of good ole' Cheddar Cheese! . I'm a west country boy :D :D
by mxcum167
Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Securing a Pi in a case
Replies: 16
Views: 8135

Re: Securing a Pi in a case

I like the idea of this method of securing the RPi. You can also get threaded spacers. http://www.maplin.co.uk/hexagonal-threaded-spacer-29864
These will be useful for those who intend getting or have got multiple RPi's, as you could stack them :)
by mxcum167
Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Internet Access
Replies: 4
Views: 1322

Re: Internet Access

No this is definitely not correct. If you can connect to the internet using a wired ethernet connection then you can with wireless. The trick is getting Wireless to work. Have a search on here there are plenty of topics covering doing just that.
by mxcum167
Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Kids and the 'Little Computer'
Replies: 13
Views: 2291

Re: Kids and the 'Little Computer'

Fantastic !!!!! I couldn't agree more, this IS what it is all about.
by mxcum167
Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Simplifying booting between distros.
Replies: 9
Views: 2778

Re: Simplifying booting between distros.

I would assume the goal is to get it all on one SD card - (since we don't have a "boot manager" capability) this implies that the "switch distros" method is of the "change some files on the SD card, then reboot" variety. So, it doesn't seem like there should be any problem having just one boot SD c...

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