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by ryao
Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We need Standards!
Replies: 64
Views: 11356

Re: We need Standards!

<r>Quote from Skygod on November 27, 2011, 16:48<br/> Standards!<br/> <br/> Virtualisation in a Linux envirnment<br/> <br/> I've now tried using 3 different host OS's and the 'yum or apt-get updates' on the host have rendered my system unusable because of different issues regarding Graphics card or ...
by ryao
Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Vote For Red Circuit Boards
Replies: 49
Views: 6998

Re: Vote For Red Circuit Boards

<t>Why should the color matter more than the cost?<br/> <br/> I assume that the preference for red is derived from the product's name, but it is all very arbitrary. Had it been named the Pear Computer, I expect that everyone would have been happy with green. With that in mind, perhaps the name shoul...
by ryao
Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Speeding up desktop graphics
Replies: 6
Views: 1476

Re: Speeding up desktop graphics

<r>Quote from jcallaway86 on November 26, 2011, 18:08<br/> Its long been known that xwindows isn't the most efficient thing out there, but it's quite full of awesome features, however on an embedded device with lowered capabilities, why not get rid of it completely and have your standard linux distr...
by ryao
Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any plans to support WindowsCE?
Replies: 32
Views: 5667

Re: Any plans to support WindowsCE?

<t>Quote from bradburts on November 25, 2011, 23:15<br/> Not sure if I would be so hard on Windows CE.<br/> WinCE is fine, Windows XPE is easier but bloated (say 296 Mb vrs 1.2Gb Ubuntu 10.04).<br/> The tools don't cost a lot, for non-commerical they are free.<br/> I don't have to faff around securi...
by ryao
Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We need Standards!
Replies: 64
Views: 11356

Re: We need Standards!

<r>Quote from bradburts on November 25, 2011, 22:13<br/> I chuckle on each post (not at).<br/> The truely great thing about this topic is that you get to hear heart felt views of which/what is best, which cannot be bad.<br/> I am off to read about & try Gentoo, cause there is at least one discip...
by ryao
Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Smallest Linux Install
Replies: 47
Views: 14619

Re: Smallest Linux Install

<t>Quote from AlanCox on November 10, 2011, 20:28<br/> About the absolute minimum is busybox + kernel + ucLibc Pre-seed the kernel with device nodes or include devtmpfs. That will get you enough to actually bootstrap a lot of projects and stuff. It'll also build with a full glibc if you want to be a...
by ryao
Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any plans to support WindowsCE?
Replies: 32
Views: 5667

Re: Any plans to support WindowsCE?

<t>Quote from eben on August 4, 2011, 22:14<br/> No plans to support Windows CE ourselves, for some of the reasons stated above. While it is theoretically possible for someone to develop their own CE BSP, I'd be surprised if the resulting device drivers weren't GPL-tainted; we're unlikely to documen...
by ryao
Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We need Standards!
Replies: 64
Views: 11356

Re: We need Standards!

<t>Quote from navaru on November 19, 2011, 01:46<br/> This project is new, and to ensure that we don't mess up too bad from the beginning, cause we'll eventually do, in some cases (writing a lot of bugs), we (as a community) should create some standards.<br/> <br/> As a start we all need to find our...
by ryao
Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: [Request] Please add some more Ram, they are really cheap right now.
Replies: 95
Views: 13582

Re: [Request] Please add some more Ram, they are really cheap right now.

<r>Quote from kme on October 2, 2011, 15:03<br/> I can only join the choir. I recently got an "old" Pentium-III 1 GHz laptop for free with just 256 MB and it's been quite a challenge run a near-normal Linux GUI desktop (LXDE) and I'm no Linux newbie and know a few tricks. 256 MB is a tight fit for a...
by ryao
Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: MythTV Front-end
Replies: 34
Views: 19910

Re: MythTV Front-end

<r>Quote from ShiftPlusOne on September 15, 2011, 19:02<br/> Quote from ryao on September 15, 2011, 13:59<br/> Quote from ShiftPlusOne on September 15, 2011, 04:49<br/> uclibc and -Os is used to reduce the size of executables on embedded devices where the physical storage space is limited. That's no...
by ryao
Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: MIPS version?
Replies: 29
Views: 5832

Re: MIPS version?

<t>Quote from jamesh on September 15, 2011, 14:40<br/> Quote from abishur on September 15, 2011, 14:16<br/> Quote from ryao on September 15, 2011, 04:31<br/> If the Raspberry Pi used MIPS, we could install a Linux distribution, setup user accounts with quotas, and then let the students SSH into it t...
by ryao
Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Second Ethernet port needed!
Replies: 32
Views: 18058

Re: Second Ethernet port needed!

<r>Quote from anest on September 7, 2011, 05:27<br/> Quote from Johannes on September 6, 2011, 22:58<br/> There are routers with 5 Ethernet ports ... and cost less than a Raspi.<br/> WHERE? proof link please!<br/> ps: its will be fast and powerful enough as Raspi??! Are you sure?<br/> <br/> <br/> <U...
by ryao
Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: MythTV Front-end
Replies: 34
Views: 19910

Re: MythTV Front-end

<t>Quote from ShiftPlusOne on September 15, 2011, 04:49<br/> uclibc and -Os is used to reduce the size of executables on embedded devices where the physical storage space is limited. That's not a problem for Raspberry Pi, since everything runs off the SD card. I am not sure that it does anything to ...
by ryao
Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: OpenSSL benchmarks
Replies: 3
Views: 1449

Re: OpenSSL benchmarks

Would someone with an Alpha board run "openssl speed" on the Raspberry Pi and post the results?
by ryao
Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: MythTV Front-end
Replies: 34
Views: 19910

Re: MythTV Front-end

I think that it should be possible to get this working with uclibc, -Os and a minimalist distribution. It might be necessary to make some changes to MythTV to build it with only code relevant to being a front-end, but it should be doable.
by ryao
Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: MIPS version?
Replies: 29
Views: 5832

Re: MIPS version?

<r>Quote from jamesh on September 13, 2011, 10:17<br/> Quote from ryao on September 11, 2011, 05:49<br/> ARM devices are nice, but my institution uses MIPS for teaching systems programming. Have you considered making a MIPS version after the ARM hardware is finalized?<br/> <br/> Do they actually tea...
by ryao
Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: MythTV Front-end
Replies: 34
Views: 19910

Re: MythTV Front-end

Has the Raspberry Pi Foundation tried running a MythTV front-end on the the Raspberry Pi?

I imagine that a USB IR receiver could be attached so that it could be used like a set-top box.
by ryao
Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Custom Linux Distro
Replies: 28
Views: 6896

Re: Custom Linux Distro

Quote from liz on September 5, 2011, 22:14
Arch Linux are going to be receiving an alpha this week - we're hoping to launch with it working already. :)

What about Gentoo Linux?
by ryao
Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi
Replies: 272
Views: 65796

Re: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi

<r>Quote from IRBaboon on August 26, 2011, 16:16<br/> Quote from Gert van Loo on August 26, 2011, 14:34<br/> Well... if we are talking wishes...<br/> I want to take the GPU (As it is top of the range and good enough for a few years to come), replace the ARM11 with... lets says a Cortex-A9 running at...
by ryao
Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wake-on-LAN (WOL)
Replies: 12
Views: 22602

Re: Wake-on-LAN (WOL)

<r>Quote from eggn1n3 on August 31, 2011, 08:32<br/> I cannot find anything in the forums about the fact that suspend mode is not supported. Abishur's comment only refers to Liz comment about having only power on OR power off. The problem is that the power supply doesn't support a real suspend mode....
by ryao
Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: OpenBSD/FreeBSD Support?
Replies: 3
Views: 2396

Re: OpenBSD/FreeBSD Support?

You can probably install NetBSD on it:

http://www.netbsd.org/

With that said, it would be neat to have FreeBSD support available for the Raspberry Pi.
by ryao
Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:55 am
Forum: Gentoo
Topic: Gentoo Linux
Replies: 114
Views: 54959

Re: Gentoo Linux

I know that Ubuntu Linux images will not be available for these devices when they become available, but is there any word on Gentoo Linux images?
by ryao
Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Temperature of operation?
Replies: 12
Views: 2395

Re: Temperature of operation?

To nitpick further, I would like to state that negative temperatures in Kelvin are illegal, so there really is no need to specify Celsius, Farenheit or Kelvin in that query.
by ryao
Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: MIPS version?
Replies: 29
Views: 5832

Re: MIPS version?

ARM devices are nice, but my institution uses MIPS for teaching systems programming. Have you considered making a MIPS version after the ARM hardware is finalized?

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