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by GrampaMike
Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: Blast from the past.
Replies: 6
Views: 3018

Re: Blast from the past.

Oh ya! The Atari 800 was a marvelous machine. Its SIO was really powerful. I started with a KIM-1. Built my own printer driver, memory board and tape I/O. Had the tape I/O designed so that I could have 2 tape recorders attached, one for reading and one to write to automatically controlled by the sof...
by GrampaMike
Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Headless setup: no keyboard, display or frustration
Replies: 50
Views: 294885

Re: Headless setup: no keyboard, display or frustration

In step 5 What is the "Hit" command? :?

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by GrampaMike
Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:03 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: RPi2 analog port
Replies: 2
Views: 537

RPi2 analog port

Does it harm the RPi 2 to plug in a normal stereo audio plug into the analog port? I am using HDMI for video.

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by GrampaMike
Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: STICKY: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 317
Views: 1286734

Re: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi

I am using a 4-port KVM switch. 2 Macs :) , A PC :evil: and now a RaspberryPi 2 :lol: Had to use a hdmi->vga adapter. This one worked well and had a sound output. A couple more questions. When I first started i couldn’t get the bootx command to work. Also I have read that after turning off the RPi o...
by GrampaMike
Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: STICKY: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 317
Views: 1286734

Re: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi

I have never had so much with a computer since my 1st one in the 70s - a KIM-1. A couple of comments: 1. I hate the micro-usb power connector. Many of us yank-geeks have a box full of 5V 2A+ wall-warts (another yankism) but none with that silly micro-usb connector. I was very tempted to solder a mat...

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