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by chipmonger
Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 840
Views: 373461

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

JonB wrote:Ah Lob0426, I see.

Maybe an edge connector? Like a ZX-Spectrum? Oh... maybe not! ;)
Clive said to just use a little Blu Tack.
by chipmonger
Thu May 31, 2012 4:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 840
Views: 373461

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

Neat trick I learned today while trying to get wireless going - when using the lapdock with a wireless dongle, if you plug the dongle into one of the two USB ports on the back right of the lapdock, it can be seen by the pi! I'm hoping this means the lapdock acts like a powered USB hub, and won't cau...
by chipmonger
Wed May 30, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Remapping the Keyboard
Replies: 19
Views: 41396

Re: Remapping the Keyboard

Try this...

- Switch to root user.
- Run 'dpkg-reconfigure locales' and changing from en_GB.UTF-8 to en_US.UTF-8 (or whatever country setting you need).
- Run 'dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration' and change the keyboard to USA PC104 (again, change as needed).
- Reboot.
by chipmonger
Wed May 30, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 840
Views: 373461

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

Would it be easy to use one of those Y type usb cables for connecting to the pi and the dock. These are normally for USb hard drive to provide extra power, plus usb conectivity. http://www.lindy.co.uk/1m-usb-cable-dual-power-2-x-type-a-20cm-to-mini-b-usb-2/31784.html That wouldn't work. You'll need...
by chipmonger
Wed May 30, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 840
Views: 373461

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

I ordered this lapdock from oyyy yesterday, with the free 5-day postage, and it arrived this morning :shock: I'm really impressed with the quality of it (especially for the price I paid! ;) ), but I can't do anything with it until the adapters/cables/convertors/etc. I ordered from Amazon yesterday ...
by chipmonger
Wed May 30, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 840
Views: 373461

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

This file will also be where custom options are placed to fix the screen display, but haven't found solution yet. So far I've found hdmi_group=2 hdmi_mode=86 are appropriate for the pi, but still don't get full 1366x768 resolution. Ok, I found the solution to getting full 1366x768 resolution on the...
by chipmonger
Wed May 30, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 840
Views: 373461

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

I ordered this adapter: http://www.ebay.com/itm/250997090180?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 and this extension cable http://www.ebay.com/itm/130689107208?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 . I don't like how loose the extension cable fits on the lapdock though (an...
by chipmonger
Wed May 30, 2012 3:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 840
Views: 373461

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

Sound now playing over hdmi to the lapdock - With root permissions: - Create the file /boot/config.txt - Enter 'hdmi_drive=2' - Save the file and exit. - Type 'modprobe snd_bcm2835' and press <ENTER> to load the sound module. Reboot may/may not be needed. This file will also be where custom options ...
by chipmonger
Wed May 30, 2012 2:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 840
Views: 373461

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

Ok, here are some pictures from assembling the cable. I'm making the 'Y' cable from the image earlier in this thread. http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn138/chipmonger1/IMG_0749.jpg Cables cut and ready to solder together. Biggest pain was stripping the wires - wires are 26 gauge, so my normal wir...
by chipmonger
Tue May 29, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 840
Views: 373461

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

Have had my lapdock, most of the cables and wifi adapter for the last two weeks. Got my pi on Friday, and (finally) my hdmi adapter should be arriving today (took nearly three weeks from China - everything else a week). Hope to have my portable pi up and running this evening and post some pictures.
by chipmonger
Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Potential power source
Replies: 83
Views: 12608

Re: Potential power source

I'd use one of these myself... http://www.geekstuff4u.com/80-.....board.html
by chipmonger
Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mailing List Issues?
Replies: 5
Views: 788

Re: Mailing List Issues?

Well, I guess I should have Googled for 'raspberry pi mailing list' first.  Looks like there's been questions about it since January.
by chipmonger
Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mailing List Issues?
Replies: 5
Views: 788

Re: Mailing List Issues?

Sorry, I had signed up about two weeks prior to the announcement of the sale on the 29th.  I knew about the meltdown, but figured I'd receive *something* from the mailing list between mid-February and now.
by chipmonger
Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mailing List Issues?
Replies: 5
Views: 788

Re: Mailing List Issues?

<t>Hello,<br/> <br/> I signed up (and confirmed) for the mailing list nearly a month ago, but have not received anything since the confirmation.  If I attempt to sign up again, it says I'm already subscribed.<br/> <br/> I've checked my spam folder, and there's nothing there.  This is a yahoo account...

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