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by louisb
Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Fixing 1.8V power rail design error
Replies: 64
Views: 18142

Re: Fixing 1.8V power rail design error

All I can do is laugh at that very British idea of hot weather. Here in Iowa a month ago, the outdoor temperature reached 40C (104F) in the shade every day for over a week. That felt hot to me, but I'm told that in places like Arizona and Iraq, that's considered merely warm. I have air conditioning...
by louisb
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Guess what dropped through my letterbox this morning...
Replies: 3
Views: 829

Re: Guess what dropped through my letterbox this morning...

ha ha.

just wondering how long have you been waiting since you ordered your pi.
by louisb
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Fixing 1.8V power rail design error
Replies: 64
Views: 18142

Re: Fixing 1.8V power rail design error

Do you think that this problem would cause my pi to crash in the hot weather? see my post over at this thread http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=14700. The pi is _very_ sensitive to the power supply and I have tried lots of power supplies even 1.5Amp ones did not work for me. I t...
by louisb
Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RaspberryPI keeps crashing
Replies: 52
Views: 26632

Re: RaspberryPI keeps crashing

This is driving me nuts as XBMC keeps crashing for me as well. I have come to the conclusion that this is due to the heat, as it has been crashing regularly in the very hot weather we have been having in the UK recently. I am also using raspmc R4 and have just noticed that it has been over clocked t...
by louisb
Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Shipping backlog comming to an end?
Replies: 25
Views: 4215

Re: Shipping backlog comming to an end?

Does any body know how many Pi's have been shipped so far? I gather it is a bit more than the BBC micro ever shipped! I am amazed how much all these hackers have done with such a low spec machine. How does the number of pi's out there compare with the number of linux desktop users (eg Ubuntu). It mu...
by louisb
Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: A fast picture viewer for the Pi and XBMC?
Replies: 7
Views: 7352

A fast picture viewer for the Pi and XBMC?

Does anyone know if there is a fast picture viewer for the Pi that can be hooked up to XBMC? Trying to view my photo collection using XBMC is excruciating slow, but I know that the Pi GPU can render pictures really well as I have seen the Pi sample programs that can do this. What we really need is a...
by louisb
Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: DDoS attack on Raspbmc -- Website down and servers down.
Replies: 22
Views: 9081

Re: DDoS attack on Raspbmc -- Website down and servers down.

See Sam blog post for a description of what happened/is STILL happening and how Sam put a work around in place. It is a very interesting read. http://forum.stmlabs.com/announcements.php?aid=4 Forget his exam results someone should give that kid a job now! He is only 18 and I am so impressed with eve...
by louisb
Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI CEC and XBMC
Replies: 98
Views: 182169

Re: HDMI CEC and XBMC

What is the best way of mapping the TV remote buttons into XBMC actions? All the UP/DOWN/LEFT/RIGHT and OK buttons work just fine. But BACK button on the remote does not work on my Sharp TV. (The END buttons works as a back button but I want to choose my own mapping). I also want to map the RED GREE...
by louisb
Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: DDoS attack on Raspbmc -- Website down and servers down.
Replies: 22
Views: 9081

DDoS attack on Raspbmc -- Website down and servers down.

Some complete idiot is doing a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack) on Sam's Raspbmc website and server. They have knocked out his website and servers and that stops the RC3 from installing. It started yesterday evening and that complete idiot is doing it again this evening. More info ...
by louisb
Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Did I order too many Pi's?
Replies: 5
Views: 1326

Re: Did I order too many Pi's?

Ha ha you totally fooled me! I was expecting a picture of maybe six pi. I was ready to write an indignant post.
by louisb
Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: MuseScore anyone?
Replies: 12
Views: 2855

Re: MuseScore anyone?

OK I am trying to work out what is going on it looks like you are completely new to this. If you haven't done this already instal and run hexxxs rpi updater. Google for "rpi-update" for instructions. It makes the pi run much faster! Then install the "synaptic package manager" <- Google for the instr...
by louisb
Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:10 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: raspbian kernel
Replies: 55
Views: 16147

Re: raspbian kernel

If you have not seen this topic yet there are some interesting kernel patches being evaluated which result in at least a doubling of the SD card read speed. See http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?p=98578#p98578 Looks very promising and hopefully it will eventually speed up all our rpi w...
by louisb
Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Debian Squeeze Telnet Not Working
Replies: 9
Views: 8939

Re: Debian Squeeze Telnet Not Working

I don't know if you count yourself as beginner or more experienced user of Linux, but the use of telnet is really not recommend nowadays and as a result very few people us it as everything you type is not encrypted. It is recommend that you use ssh. (use PuTTY and WinSCP if want to access the r-pi f...
by louisb
Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian or Rasbian
Replies: 5
Views: 2323

Re: Raspbian or Rasbian

Ha ha, I keep making that mistake as well. I actually prefer Rasbian. That extra p in Raspbian does not make a lot of sense!
by louisb
Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Security and Default Passwords
Replies: 10
Views: 6600

Re: Security and Default Passwords

It's still only as insecure as a Windows PC with auto-login. This is much worse than a PC with auto login. With auto login you have to be physically present to access the PC. A lot of people will be using pi as web servers. I am just saying we should not being using default/public passwords for rem...
by louisb
Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Security and Default Passwords
Replies: 10
Views: 6600

Re: Security and Default Passwords

If you read my original post carefully you will see that I am suggesting giving the users the option of having no password. Only when remote access is enabled is that a custom password should be set before remote access is enabled. I am certainly not suggesting password aging either. But we should n...
by louisb
Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:43 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Security and Default Passwords
Replies: 10
Views: 6600

Security and Default Passwords

Hi all, Now that Raspbian is getting ready for mainstream release I should point of that having a default username and password is a massive security hole especially as SSH is enabled by default. It is worse than having no password as it gives the user a false sense of security by religiously typing...
by louisb
Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Top tips for using the RasPi -- Add your suggestions here!
Replies: 6
Views: 1192

Re: Top tips for using the RasPi -- Add your suggestions her

I thought we could add the ideas here first and I'll add the most popular ones to the wiki afterwards.
by louisb
Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Top tips for using the RasPi -- Add your suggestions here!
Replies: 6
Views: 1192

Top tips for using the RasPi -- Add your suggestions here!

Here are mine: Type ctrl+alt+F2 to change to a different tty login. (type ctrl+alt+F0 to go back) Press the Tab key on the command line halfway through typing a filename to auto complete the rest of the filename. Type "sudo apt-get install synaptic" to get an easy to use package manager that is avai...
by louisb
Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: new dev vm for debian and raspbian
Replies: 13
Views: 6599

Re: new dev vm for debian and raspbian

Does this mean that we can build any packages on this VM and they will be identical to those built on the pi? But with more ram available for compiling. What if any are the difficulties with this? Can you do apt-get update in the Raspbian chroot? Finnaly what is the compile speed compared to the pi?...
by louisb
Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Omxplayer
Replies: 38
Views: 45968

Re: Omxplayer

I'm trying to avoid compiling ffmpeg myself and instead use packages provided by debian, Do you mean Debian or Raspbian? because Debian packages will not work on Raspbian (unless they don't use any floating point instructions like in the kernel). Is ffmpeg available in raspbian yet? have you got Om...
by louisb
Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:40 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Newbie here - Need help building a Media Center
Replies: 1
Views: 2528

Re: Newbie here - Need help building a Media Center

I recommend that you try raspbmc ( http://www.raspbmc.com/ ) for XBMC as it works very well and is very easy to setup. It runs ontop of debian without the desktop. Just swap sd cards to get a regular desktop. Vlc does not work on the pi try omxplayer but it is command line only!!! forget trying to s...
by louisb
Wed May 30, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Error with bluetooth / bluez
Replies: 19
Views: 23516

Re: Error with bluetooth / bluez

Unknown at this time what is causing the problem. These bluetooth packages were giving problems to the autobuilders and I built them manually to clear up some dependencies. It's possible the package was incorrectly built when I built it. I have a bluetooth USB dongle I was looking at getting to wor...
by louisb
Thu May 24, 2012 6:11 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Please create new forum for "raspbian" under O.S. thanks
Replies: 10
Views: 3340

Please create new forum for "raspbian" under O.S. thanks

Please create a new seperate forum for "Raspbian" under Operating Systems Distributions. Raspbian is a very exciting new distribution that is NOT Debian (but uses debian as it's starting point). See: http://www.raspbian.org/ It should run faster than Debian as it has all been recompiled to use the h...
by louisb
Wed May 16, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: HISTORY: The start of raspbian (Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi)
Replies: 613
Views: 357351

Re: Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi

How can you help Raspbian? So for example if someone wanted to contribute XBMC (hint hint) how would they go about this? I guess they would first collect together all sources for XBMC that compiles and runs on a pi, then ask for access to the Raspbian git repository and upload the sources. I suppos...

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