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by rkr
Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:34 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: [urgent][help] best distro for print server
Replies: 4
Views: 2373

Re: [urgent][help] best distro for print server

Yes, I won't need X server after setting up. But currently it's a greatt addition as I'm googling along for commands for setting up the server. ;)
by rkr
Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:18 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: [urgent][help] best distro for print server
Replies: 4
Views: 2373

Re: [urgent][help] best distro for print server

Downloading that. Thanks. :) But wouldn't this be similar to Arch Linux which is supposed to have minimal background processes running? Is there any image with reduced number of read/write cycles to the SD so that it lasts longer? P.S. It'll be running headless 100% of the time as a print server. So...
by rkr
Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: [urgent][help] best distro for print server
Replies: 4
Views: 2373

[urgent][help] best distro for print server

Hi everyone,  I want to set up a raspberry Pi a print server on my home's wifi network. Please suggest a suitable and stable distro for this purpose. I'm not very good at Linux but can get my way around the awesome guides available here at the forum/otherwise. I'm planning to use CUPS/HPLIP for my o...
by rkr
Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Post your Raspberry Pi server setup!
Replies: 114
Views: 87084

Re: Post your Raspberry Pi server setup!

What do you use your server setup for? Basic http serving (lightttpd), irc bot (eggdrop),shell services to mates (bitchx, http etc), mumble server, routing (VPN) and mail (exim). I used the hf Raspbian image initially, but I am unhappy with the lack of a Server Edition so ended up using the install...
by rkr
Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Setting up internal Pi-Fi Network
Replies: 6
Views: 2406

Re: Setting up internal Pi-Fi Network

alexchamberlain wrote:First, try to bridge the connections etc without automating login. If it works, come back and we'll automate the login.
Okay, thanks. And sorry for late reply.
All this is still in my mind. I'm yet to get my Pi from home to the University.
Will post here when I'm done...
by rkr
Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:33 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Setting up internal Pi-Fi Network
Replies: 6
Views: 2406

Setting up internal Pi-Fi Network

I recently joined university and got free wifi. It runs just fine bu there is small catch. The network is open but you have to login at a page in the browser everytime you connect to the wifi AP. Now, I'm planning to use the Pi to automatically connect to the university wifi, login and and the bridg...
by rkr
Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:26 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Powering HDD
Replies: 6
Views: 2598

Re: Powering HDD

OK, first find a friend that knows basic electrical :D there is a 4 pin molex connector coming off the brick that plugs in to the HDD. Get a Y splitter that splits the end into 2 connectors, 1 for the HDD the second has 4 wires, 2 black ground wires, a red 5 volt wire, and a yellow 12 volt wire. Cu...
by rkr
Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Powering HDD
Replies: 6
Views: 2598

Re: Powering HDD

The power brick that usually comes with those usually puts out 12 and 5 volts. Use a HDD power splitter off the brick and power the Pi with 5 volts from that. Mike This was in the Basic Setup forum for a reason: I don't know much about these things :P Please be a little more elaborate. I couldn't c...
by rkr
Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:45 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Powering HDD
Replies: 6
Views: 2598

Powering HDD

Hi everyone, As I wait for my Pi I was planning all sorts of things that would be set up once it's here but came across a problem when deciding about space issues. I only have a 4 gig uSD and even if I buy a new one, it'll be maxed out to 32GB (64?). So,I was planning to use a spare internal 3.5" SA...
by rkr
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)
Replies: 42
Views: 17885

Re: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)

Its just a hub right, it should be fine! You only need one socket for the hub, you can attach the RPi power cable to one of the USB ports on the hub itself! :P Actually,I saw this on the wiki and thought I should get the same model as yours and 500 bucks was a decent price for it. I also wanted tha...
by rkr
Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)
Replies: 42
Views: 17885

Re: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)

^ Yes, it worked fine. They still have the 7 port hub -- http://www.futurebazaar.com/belkin-drumstick-f4u041sa-7-port-desktop/pd/74936/ You can get a further Rs 150 off with the cde WOWFB. Or -- http://www.indiaplaza.com/4-port-desktop-drumstick-pc-ele18052011bel10-10.htm I think 7-port would be a ...
by rkr
Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)
Replies: 42
Views: 17885

Re: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)

Cool! :) Well, I ordered a Belkin 4 Port Powered USB Hub from FutureBazaar today -- http://www.futurebazaar.com/belkin-f4u040sa-drumstick-4-port-desktop/pd/74935/ (Use the code WOWFB to get Rs 150 off :P) For the HDMI --> DVI Adapter you can check eBay -- http://www.ebay.in/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_tr...
by rkr
Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:22 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Print server
Replies: 15
Views: 37555

Re: Print server

ok thanks.
will see what can be done when my pi arrives.

any other experienced responses also welcome....
by rkr
Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Print server
Replies: 15
Views: 37555

Re: Print server

Unfortunately SANE doesn't support my PSC 1410. Any other idea(s)? Try the manufacturer's software… http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?lc=en&dlc=&cc=us&product=441115 http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/models/psc/psc_1400_series.html or maybe try apt-get install HPLIP which may e...
by rkr
Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Print server
Replies: 15
Views: 37555

Re: Print server

I have an ancient HP PSC 1410 I'd like to be available to every pc/laptop/phone/tablet on my home network. Would this CUPS thing let me use ALL of the functions of this mfd? I'm particularly keen on scanning ability if that's possible.... thanks :D CUPS will not allow you to use all of the function...
by rkr
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Print server
Replies: 15
Views: 37555

Re: Print server

I have an ancient HP PSC 1410 I'd like to be available to every pc/laptop/phone/tablet on my home network.
Would this CUPS thing let me use ALL of the functions of this mfd? I'm particularly keen on scanning ability if that's possible....

thanks :D
by rkr
Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)
Replies: 42
Views: 17885

Re: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)

Customs duties are very high for India. I had to pay 1024 Rs Customs. So the net cost of shipping a RPi to India is [email protected]/$ + 1024 = Rs. 3380 (approx) Well, in that 1024 INR, 350 INR is DHL's handling charge and the actual duty is only ~ 700 INR. And if RS had categorized it as a computer perphe...
by rkr
Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: List of Successful Pi Servers
Replies: 5
Views: 4027

Re: List of Successful Pi Servers

IMO the wiki would be a better place for such compilations..
by rkr
Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: XFX 8600GT Capacitors Popped
Replies: 8
Views: 2210

Re: XFX 8600GT Capacitors Popped

Dang! I knew it was the temperature issue. (Due to the excessive dust deposition)

Thanks for the advice guys. I'm not gonna replace capacitors as chances are less everything else is okay. Might as well have to replace the GPU.
by rkr
Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: XFX 8600GT Capacitors Popped
Replies: 8
Views: 2210

XFX 8600GT Capacitors Popped

Hi, I have an old PC with an XFX 8600GT which was working fine until about a week ago when I heard a loud pop sound and on opening the case found the GPU capacitor to be popped. My question is can this happen on the Pi? What are the steps to prevent it (on the Pi and PC also :P). I believe it happen...
by rkr
Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Why not program on x86 desktop?
Replies: 60
Views: 13714

Re: Why not program on x86 desktop?

@Dave Your points are rather nitpicky. Idk but it still doesn't make much sense. @nick I see. Yeah careless mistakes do happen. But that can be avoided if just install a separate OS on another partition for this. Still no specific need for another computer. ( I mean the Pi isn't very easy to set up ...
by rkr
Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Why not program on x86 desktop?
Replies: 60
Views: 13714

Why not program on x86 desktop?

I just got this random thought about using the Pi to learn programming. I mean why would I buy a Raspberry Pi if all I need to do is run and IDE or something and compile some code while learning. All that can be accomplished on my old desktop, can't it? Of course the Pi is great as a headless server...
by rkr
Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)
Replies: 42
Views: 17885

Re: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)

I did save ~Rs. 100 by paying in GBP instead of USD. but whatever....atleast it's ordered (legitimate).
now 8 long weeks of wait.
do they really mean it, or can I expect it earlier?
by rkr
Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)
Replies: 42
Views: 17885

Re: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)

UPDATE I just ordered mine for RS using a Mastercard, however they didn't ask for the Mastercard SecureCode and I wasn't even redirected to the Mastercard site. RS just took the card details(except Mastercard SecureCode) and then sent me an email giving order confirmation. The email was from Raspber...
by rkr
Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)
Replies: 42
Views: 17885

Re: Best way to order? (RS) (INDIA)

I just saw the wiki at elinux.org and found this Hardware Compatibility List...
http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeriphera ... g_USB_Hubs

Your model is a little different than the one mentioned. Let's hope it works..

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