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by Phoenix RasPi
Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: My Keyboard Mapping Was Wrong - Here's the Solution
Replies: 28
Views: 24301

Re: My Keyboard Mapping Was Wrong - Here's the Solution

Abishur said:

distro being used?

debian 3.1.9+ the unlucky Friday the 13th Edition
by Phoenix RasPi
Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using openGL?
Replies: 89
Views: 13572

Re: Using openGL?

<t>dom said: <br/> <br/> <br/> @Phoenix RasPi try updating GitHub, Peter has committed some missing files.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Thanks, dom.  I just happened to revisit his site late last night and saw the new files had magically appeared.  I was the first/only person to download the original file...
by Phoenix RasPi
Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi already failed ?
Replies: 222
Views: 36602

Re: raspberry pi already failed ?

<t>Since virtually no one has been able to obtain a RasPi two months after "launch", I suppose a case could be made that it"s a failure, at least for the 2012/2013 academic year.  Even if it had shipped in March, the state of the OSes alone is below what it needs to be for the general academic envir...
by Phoenix RasPi
Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using openGL?
Replies: 89
Views: 13572

Re: Using openGL?

<t>Thanks Dom.  Do you happen to know where the OpenGL ES /opt/vc/lib/… files should be copied/linked to within Python (e.g., /usr/local/lib/Python2.6/dist-packages … ) so that the egl, gl2, and gl2ext modules in pyopengles.py can be imported?  I don"t see any way to contact Peter directly via his G...
by Phoenix RasPi
Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PyGame.error with PyOpenGL - Couldn't find GLX visual
Replies: 3
Views: 3115

Re: PyGame.error with PyOpenGL - Couldn't find GLX visual

<t>Thanks.  When I first tried it, I had completely forgotten about the ES aspect of the RasPi.  Fortunately, I've done a lot of WebGL work as well as ES coding on iOS, so, at least I know how to use ES.<br/> <br/> I suppose while I'm twiddling my thumbs waiting for my RasPi to show up (I'm limited ...
by Phoenix RasPi
Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using openGL?
Replies: 89
Views: 13572

Re: Using openGL?

<t>Do we need to copy/rename any of the OpenGL ES files in /opt/vc/lib on Debian to the OpenGL directories in Python in order to get OpenGL working with PyGame?  After installing/building PyOpenGL from the web, import from OpenGL appears to work within a Python program, but, when trying to execute p...
by Phoenix RasPi
Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PyGame.error with PyOpenGL - Couldn't find GLX visual
Replies: 3
Views: 3115

Re: PyGame.error with PyOpenGL - Couldn't find GLX visual

<t>I was trying out PyGame and when I got to glcube.py to test PyOpenGL after installation, I got "pygame.error: Couldn't find matching GLX visual".  I'm guessing this may have something to do with the current 16 bit-plane limitation and that the OPENGL flag defaults to 24 bit-planes.  Is there some...
by Phoenix RasPi
Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:46 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: My Keyboard Mapping Was Wrong - Here's the Solution
Replies: 28
Views: 24301

Re: My Keyboard Mapping Was Wrong - Here's the Solution

<t>When I VNC in, my US keyboard works OK after editing /etc/default/keyboard and doing the dpkg reconfig (plus reboot).  However, when I ssh in via PuTTY the arrow keys aren't working - I'm getting sequences ^[[A ^[[B ^[[C and ^[[D for up, down, right, and left arrows.  I've tried all of the PuTTY ...
by Phoenix RasPi
Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Im selling my pi
Replies: 74
Views: 12396

Re: Im selling my pi

<r>JamesH said:<br/> <br/> <br/> After all, no-one has yet suggested a better scheme (that is legal to implement) - and you cannot crowd fund something that would need $6-$7M upfront.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> This is incorrect on a number of counts.<br/> <br/> First, the Foundation could have accepted...
by Phoenix RasPi
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: big graphical Java app running on the Pi
Replies: 10
Views: 2618

Re: big graphical Java app running on the Pi

Thanks for posting, Hamish!

It would be nice to see video (preferably captured from within the computer instead of a camera in front of a monitor) of Java systems running so that the responsiveness of GUI elements can be evaluated.
by Phoenix RasPi
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Am I missing something ?
Replies: 48
Views: 8821

Re: Am I missing something ?

<t>selsinork said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Don't be too disappointed, it'll turn up. Hopefully sooner than later.<br/> <br/> <br/> If we've learned anything about this project, it's that _everything_ turns up later, not sooner.  Unless they are able to use the RasPi's now being delivered to create a time ...
by Phoenix RasPi
Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pete Lomas's take on the compliance issues
Replies: 29
Views: 6109

Re: Pete Lomas's take on the compliance issues

<t>rurwin,<br/> <br/> I hadn"t looked at the typical microwave oven leakage numbers in quite a while, and they"ve come down to about 0.2 mw/cm^2. So, if we assume a box 30 cm on each side, that gives us a roughly 30 * 30 * 6 sides = 5,400 cm^2 of surface area. Multiply by the 0.2 mw/cm^2 and we get ...
by Phoenix RasPi
Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pete Lomas's take on the compliance issues
Replies: 29
Views: 6109

Re: Pete Lomas's take on the compliance issues

<t>rurwin said: <br/> <br/> <br/> It would chuck out loads of EMI that you wont know about. But you wont need to know about it either -- it's much less than your router or your mobile phone and probably less than your microwave oven. The only time you need to be bothered is when it causes interferen...
by Phoenix RasPi
Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Concern trolling
Replies: 78
Views: 11576

Re: Concern trolling

<t>The admins here may be suffering from noob and discussion fatigue.  It happens to every forum trying to provide information on a particular product or service sooner or later.  The trick is to recognize it, or the forum will become progressively useless.  The admins get understandably tired of re...
by Phoenix RasPi
Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:12 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi App Store?
Replies: 23
Views: 4826

Re: Raspberry Pi App Store?

<t>The general idea is quite good, and I would think that various sections could be developed for varying levels of expertise, with the easy stuff coming up in the default mode, and more expert areas navigable with increasing amounts of work (and the default can be reconfigured to whatever level(s) ...
by Phoenix RasPi
Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where's the respect gone?
Replies: 19
Views: 3713

Re: Where's the respect gone?

<t>I do foresee a silver lining in the continuing clouds.  When the bargain hunters who managed to horn in on the early orders finally do receive their boards, they will have either completely forgotten why they bought them, or will hook them up and realize they can't do anything without some work m...
by Phoenix RasPi
Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi as Video player;software?
Replies: 30
Views: 8884

Re: Pi as Video player;software?

<t>ProDigit said: <br/> <br/> <br/> One: to have a CHEAP device that plays back media files (something Apple will never be)<br/> <br/> Two: To have something more than a media player (a pc to check mails and browse internet); yet another thing Apple will never be!<br/> <br/> Three, I don"t understan...
by Phoenix RasPi
Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Price Point
Replies: 9
Views: 1538

Re: Price Point

<t>pj,<br/> <br/> Just for general background, the CPU/GPU components being used for the R-Pi are about one generation older than the market-available (i.e., in volume quantities of millions) state-of-the-art processors for low-power, video streaming applications (the next generation ahead of the cu...
by Phoenix RasPi
Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pico Projector for RPi ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2207

Re: Pico Projector for RPi ?

<t>Even on the $300 units, the brightness (or, more accurately, dimness) and resolution leave a lot to be desired.  You pretty much have to use them in a mostly dark room, projecting on a reasonably reflective surface (i.e., a fine-grain screen), and keep the projection size less than about three fe...

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