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by extravagoose
Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group
Replies: 41
Views: 7255

Re: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group

Sorry I wasn't able to make this today. Hope it went well though, hopefully will be up for the next one...
by extravagoose
Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group
Replies: 41
Views: 7255

Re: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group

I will see if I can make this, I do have a lot going over the next several weeks :(
by extravagoose
Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: lose ability to interact when closing X?
Replies: 36
Views: 8643

Re: lose ability to interact when closing X?

PaulCheffus wrote: Hi

Yes it was when I used the menu, I haven't used the shortcut button.

Cheers

Paul
Hmmm, a bit of a loss really mate, apart from the obvious which is to reboot after an update (sorry if i've insulted anyone's intelligence... i'll get my coat)
by extravagoose
Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: lose ability to interact when closing X?
Replies: 36
Views: 8643

Re: lose ability to interact when closing X?

I was having this problem on Wheezy. Since apt-get updating and upgrading (>200 updates) LXDE now closes as it should and takes you back to the cli prompt. I haven't done an rpi-update on it. Hi I did the upgrade on Saturday to Wheezy and since then it has crashed once when closing LXDE out of abou...
by extravagoose
Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: lose ability to interact when closing X?
Replies: 36
Views: 8643

Re: lose ability to interact when closing X?

I'm seeing the same error (I think). If you are logged in remotely before the crash you can still access (but you can't logout or login via SSH and the console is blank) /Simon Can you do an rpi-update. I believe the code path in the stack trace you posted is no longer present. Confirmed that this ...
by extravagoose
Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Antivirus - Yay or Nae?
Replies: 24
Views: 31886

Re: Antivirus - Yay or Nae?

abishur wrote:The only reason I *might* put anti-virus on there is if you're going to have your pi act as a file server to PCs running Windows
:oops:

But then I suppose one could include the samba shares in a windows scan?
by extravagoose
Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: lose ability to interact when closing X?
Replies: 36
Views: 8643

Re: lose ability to interact when closing X?

Interesting, glad I found this post. Am having exactly the same issues in Arch with LXDE. Despite doing a pacman -Syu and a reboot... For me when I go to logout from LXDE, its as if my Pi stops responding altogether... cannot do anything, won't respond to logging in over SSH. The only way I can proc...
by extravagoose
Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: looking for a power button
Replies: 23
Views: 9336

Re: looking for a power button

One of these could be a bit "overkill" (if you'll forgive the pun) http://images.maplin.co.uk/300/n42at.jpg Cheapo toggle switch and ₤4 flip cover. All available from Maplin. I think using that with say one of those USB missile toy things (assuming they can be programmed... or adapted to run on GPI...
by extravagoose
Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Arch
Topic: Complete New User Getting Stated Guide
Replies: 25
Views: 5683

Re: Complete New User Getting Stated Guide

Might also be worth mentioning this:
https://launchpad.net/win32-image-writer/+download

w32diskimager makes installing the Arch image a piece of cake for Windows users.
by extravagoose
Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: looking for a power button
Replies: 23
Views: 9336

Re: looking for a power button

Or surely if you've any other spare junk around you could nick a power button :P Might pinch the switch from an old desk lamp :P
by extravagoose
Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: There's a business in that for someone...
Replies: 26
Views: 4955

Re: There's a business in that for someone...

Colossal waste of money if you ask me... but then there are mugs who buy anything :P May have been a great idea say 4 or 5 years ago... The one benefit I can see is that it brings content from many providers in one space... otherwise, I see no difference from existing things i.e. netflix, lovefilm, ...
by extravagoose
Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group
Replies: 41
Views: 7255

Re: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group

I've just posted this on the UEA Computing Sciences Facebook group. A Hand full of us own RPi's. Please post here if the date changes so i can forwards it on. Hopefully they'll join this forum anyway and see this :D Hmm, which group is this? I'm about to go into 3rd year... I've just finished my fi...
by extravagoose
Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group
Replies: 41
Views: 7255

Re: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group

spamurai wrote:
I've just posted this on the UEA Computing Sciences Facebook group. A Hand full of us own RPi's.
Please post here if the date changes so i can forwards it on.
Hopefully they'll join this forum anyway and see this :D
Hmm, which group is this? I'm about to go into 3rd year...
by extravagoose
Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just ordered my 2nd RPi
Replies: 16
Views: 2639

Re: Just ordered my 2nd RPi

alexeames wrote:Image

Budd ugly if you ask me (I realise nobody has). :lol: Doesn't it make the whole thing unnecessarily big too?
ew lol

at least RS aren't flogging those :P
by extravagoose
Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which distro?
Replies: 5
Views: 964

Re: Which distro?

Debian most likely has more packages and is slightly easier to use then arch. However it is very easy to compile packages yourself on arch. I concur... pacman on Arch is a truly wonderful thing :) Although I would have to go further and say that Arch has one the best and most comprehensive wikis ar...
by extravagoose
Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just ordered my 2nd RPi
Replies: 16
Views: 2639

Re: Just ordered my 2nd RPi

how about a link to these cases? I couldn't track one down on the UK RS site, but here is a link to one on Allied: http://www.alliedelec.com/search/productdetail.aspx?SKU=70231926 The UK cases appear to be VERY similar to those being offered by ModMyPi although not exactly the same... https://www.m...
by extravagoose
Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi ASCII Art
Replies: 34
Views: 44778

Re: Raspberry Pi ASCII Art

Came up with this http://b3n.co/images/raspberrypi/raspscii01.gif I've been able to incorporate this alongside an Arch Linux | ARM ASCII too... I will of course say credit to the respective authors of each mind - I'm useless creatively speaking. :P But this is how it appears on my terminal: http://...
by extravagoose
Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just ordered my 2nd RPi
Replies: 16
Views: 2639

Re: Just ordered my 2nd RPi

Jim Manley wrote:Was there a limit on how many you could order at one time?
Yes wasn't able to order more than 1... Accessories I don't think had the limit - but then I didn't try :P
by extravagoose
Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just ordered my 2nd RPi
Replies: 16
Views: 2639

Re: Just ordered my 2nd RPi

RaTTuS wrote:how about a link to these cases?
Seems to be no link - but they were there on the order page. Can't get back again now as the activation code is now invalid...
by extravagoose
Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just ordered my 2nd RPi
Replies: 16
Views: 2639

Just ordered my 2nd RPi

:oops: :oops: :oops: Ok, so I don't plan on flogging it on Ebay for a sneaky profit... :P Although I did notice that RS are selling 3 cases at just under a fiver each. 1 Black, 1 White and 1 Clear. Are these the official cases then? So, 10 weeks to wait... but what could one do with two Pis?... I am...
by extravagoose
Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: Arch
Topic: Sound on Arch
Replies: 18
Views: 19318

Re: Sound on Arch

ahhh don't leave me hanging :( "...after some tinkering...it works" please post what the tinkering was. I have the modprobe etc running per your post but no sound out of audio jack. Any ideas on playing a wav file at command line over this port? Thanks Ahh, my bad, I didn't get sound on the Audio J...
by extravagoose
Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group
Replies: 41
Views: 7255

Re: Norwich Raspberry Pi User and Developer Group

I'm a UEA CS grad, but think there are very few people left there from when I was present! (86-89) Prof. Andy Day would be one option I guess, and I still recognise a few other names. Also I live on the Norfolk border, so could probably manage a trip to Norwich on occasion. James Yes, I would maybe...
by extravagoose
Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Imperial Pi Fighter
Replies: 18
Views: 14992

Re: Imperial Pi Fighter

mxcum167 wrote:OPi Wan KenoPi.
Indeed, Pi Gon has taught you well...

Now we just wait and see if the evil Raspberry Empire produces the Death Pi... ok, :roll: I'll get my coat too... Leo Rest, any chance of sharing that taxi? :P
by extravagoose
Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Free 4GB SD Cards!
Replies: 17
Views: 2956

Re: Free 4GB SD Cards!

Hi, 2 Reasons really: 1) A wiki, unless you're conversant with it's percularities and mark-up, isn't user friendly for people to submit information to. Whereas mine uses BBCode, so if you can use a forum, you can submit a tutorial. Last I checked this forum also uses BBCode... 2) These forums aren'...
by extravagoose
Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A few options for a RasPi webserver
Replies: 5
Views: 2288

Re: A few options for a RasPi webserver

How about setting up a swap file? This may help with the memory constraints... Indeed, it would help a little. The problem is that a swap file is not recommended on an SD card because it causes wear (which shortens the life span of the card significantly) and because the SD card is seriously slow. ...

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