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by Newbie
Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: March 30 shipments pushed to August 16?
Replies: 9
Views: 2574

Re: March 30 shipments pushed to August 16?

<t>I was able to pre-order at 08:16 AM GMT on 2/29, was invited to order on 3/22 with an estimated ship date of 3/30, and when I just looked at my order on the Newark US site, it now says:<br/> Expected Ship Date: 08/10/2012 Final Expected Ship Date: 08/10/2012<br/> <br/> I haven"t received a single...
by Newbie
Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Launch date ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1180

Re: New Launch date ...

<t>What makes you think that any boards will be delivered even by the end of February (or the beginning of March) 2013? I certainly haven"t seen any evidence of that. I do have to admit it was really clever of them to schedule Another Day That Will Live in Infamy on a day that can only be "celebrate...
by Newbie
Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ubuntu on RPi
Replies: 6
Views: 3129

Re: Ubuntu on RPi

<t>Allegedly, Ubuntu 9.0.4 is the last version that could even theoretically be run on the R-Pi, as that"s the last one to support ARM 11v6. IIRC, Eben was running a minimal subset of Ubuntu 9.x in one of the earliest videos, but, there were issues that needed help from the Ubuntu team, and they sai...
by Newbie
Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will the RPi support a USB hub?
Replies: 6
Views: 1499

Re: Will the RPi support a USB hub?

<t>Be aware that if you"re going to try using a wireless mouse/keyboard using one of the typical 2.4 GHz dedicated/proprietary USB dongles, it"s going to not only need a Linux driver, it"s going to need an ARM Linux driver. I"ve had numerous problems with such keyboards/mice just between various ver...
by Newbie
Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Post your estimated arrival dates
Replies: 323
Views: 55112

Re: Post your estimated arrival dates

<t>hippy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> It could make business sense seeing as the 10K batch were built wrongly and need repairing, and nothing can be done with them until repaired and compliance tested anyway.<br/> <br/> It may make sense to write those off and get on with compliance testing and getting t...
by Newbie
Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Please Update Site Tag Line to Replace "box" with "board" and "$25" with "$35"
Replies: 3
Views: 801

Re: Please Update Site Tag Line to Replace "box" with "board" and "$25" with "$35"

<t>The tag line in the website header reads "An ARM GNU/Linux box for $25. Take a byte". I believe that has been an ongoing source of confusion and consternation as it"s not accurate, and not likely to be true for a very long time to come, if ever (was/is a case ever going to be included in the $25 ...
by Newbie
Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Post your estimated arrival dates
Replies: 323
Views: 55112

Re: Post your estimated arrival dates

<t>raspi said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I had a nice chat with Farnell UK yesterday.<br/> <br/> "How is my March 12th week Raspberry Pi order coming on. I asked".<br/> <br/> "Oh yeah, we had someone from them come in last week. They said to say some time in July."<br/> <br/> "So you aren"t going to get any...
by Newbie
Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS RPi's
Replies: 28
Views: 5967

Re: RS RPi's

<t>poing said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Must be their biggest sale hit ever <br/> <br/> <br/> Or at least it would be if they actually took my money instead of my interest! <br/> <br/> Why would they even want to wait to earn "interest" on the "principal" when they get to keep at least half a dozen G...
by Newbie
Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Programming the Raspberry Pi: webinar with Eben, April 4
Replies: 9
Views: 1417

Re: Programming the Raspberry Pi: webinar with Eben, April 4

"Webinar" sounds like something a spider uses to detect incoming flies ...
by Newbie
Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: About power supply and peripherics
Replies: 22
Views: 4743

Re: About power supply and peripherics

<t>I"m familiar with the 500 ma limit per USB port, but not the (software-negotiated?) 100 ma limit – is that in the USB spec?<br/> <br/> Are the polyfuses one-time actual fuses that burn out or open the circuit permanently, or are they really current-limiters that shut down (break the circuit, aka ...
by Newbie
Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:34 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: VirtualBox simulator and emulator - now with added Cow
Replies: 93
Views: 211974

Re: VirtualBox simulator and emulator - now with added Cow

<t>phenigma said:<br/> <br/> To fix my keyboard I ultimately had to edit the file:<br/> <br/> /etc/default/console-setup<br/> <br/> and changed the line: XKBLAYOUT="gb" to XKBLAYOUT="us"<br/> <br/> Edit this file in the virtualbox image (the ubuntu os), not the qemu RPi environment, and reboot the v...
by Newbie
Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Using Qemu for my own OS and Porting projects?
Replies: 3
Views: 1243

Re: Using Qemu for my own OS and Porting projects?

<t>QEMU is basically a boot environment tool traditionally used to establish an execution environment compatible with a given hardware platform (x86, ARM, Power, SPARC, etc.) that will allow an OS to boot and run as an instance on top of another OS that has already booted and is executing.  The host...
by Newbie
Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Media Server for Roku
Replies: 1
Views: 3802

Re: Media Server for Roku

<r>It appears that PlayOn works on a few devices that use ARM processors, including the latest Roku 2 XS, which uses a variant of the Broadcom BCM2835 in the R-Pi.  It also looks like it works with XBMC, which has been ported to the R-Pi:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.playon.tv/supported-devices">...
by Newbie
Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: VirtualBox simulator and emulator - now with added Cow
Replies: 93
Views: 211974

Re: VirtualBox simulator and emulator - now with added Cow

<t><br/> - The VirtualBox Ubuntu session starts with the keyboard mapped to UK keys, so, some keys are in odd places (@ is ", # is £, | is ~ …), and some seem to not be available (vertical pipe: | ???).<br/> <br/> I'm pretty sure your keys are in the wrong place. You can:<br/> <br/> 1. Take off the ...
by Newbie
Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: FishPi - automated surface vessel.
Replies: 39
Views: 10010

Re: FishPi - automated surface vessel.

<t>If it's going to have a solar panel, you need to ensure it stays upright in very large waves (upwards of 40 feet high are possible in open-ocean Winter storms in the Northern Pacific) by giving it as large a metacentric height as possible (center of gravity as far below center of flotation as fea...
by Newbie
Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Weighted Companion Cube case concept.
Replies: 18
Views: 7254

Re: Weighted Companion Cube case concept.

One thing a Newbie learns early on ... "Save As", "Save As", "Save As", and save copies remotely - have them sync automagically, if at all possible, so that you never have to think about doing it.
by Newbie
Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: VirtualBox simulator and emulator - now with added Cow
Replies: 93
Views: 211974

Re: VirtualBox simulator and emulator - now with added Cow

<t>Some things that non-UK newbies may not realize about the emulated R-Pi:<br/> <br/> - The VirtualBox Ubuntu session starts with the keyboard mapped to UK keys, so, some keys are in odd places (@ is ", # is £, | is ~ ...), and some seem to not be available (vertical pipe: | ???).  I haven't been a...

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