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by mpettitt
Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Mechanical Turk, timing, and the Pi as a server
Replies: 5
Views: 1541

Re: Mechanical Turk, timing, and the Pi as a server

I'm with Tyr here - the potential network delays will far outweigh any timing issues caused by a slow computer. Personally, I'd look at running something client side with decent timer resolution (well, as decent as you'll get - it's a trade off between convenience and accuracy: more convenient for p...
by mpettitt
Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi Won't Boot, Red Power Light Only
Replies: 197
Views: 423098

Re: Raspberry Pi Won't Boot, Red Power Light Only

I've tried reformatting known good cards, I've tried using cards that have previously worked fine, and nothing is making a difference. The Pi seems ridiculously sensitive to SD card variations if that's the only cause - at this rate, I'll be thinking it's the temperature outside that affects whether...
by mpettitt
Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Red LED on Faint Green LED
Replies: 253
Views: 65762

Re: Red LED on Faint Green LED

I'm wondering if there are two issues showing the same symptoms here - there seems to be an issue with over-sensitivity to SD card specifics, and another seems to be occurring at a more basic level, where the Pi isn't even getting to the point of reading an SD card. It's quite worrying the sheer num...
by mpettitt
Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi Won't Boot, Red Power Light Only
Replies: 197
Views: 423098

Re: Raspberry Pi Won't Boot, Red Power Light Only

I've got the exact same problem as Tuskator: using a power supply that previously worked without issues (was running it at the Pi Jam in Manchester on Saturday), I plugged in this evening and only got the red power light, and a tiny spot of green from the OK light. I've tried with an alternative pow...
by mpettitt
Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: hosting a website on a raspberry pi ?
Replies: 36
Views: 34010

Re: hosting a website on a raspberry pi ?

You could do this, but it would require a decent internet connection speed (don't forget that most connections are faster for downloads than uploads, and web servers mostly upload data), and you'd have to leave the Pi running as a server most of the time, rather than playing with it, which seems a f...
by mpettitt
Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Farnell order status
Replies: 14
Views: 3907

Re: Farnell order status

I emailed them regarding my order, placed before the cut-off of 18th April for end-of-June deliveries, and they've currently got a ship date of 4th July. Looks like they're working a bit behind schedule, and don't seem to be catching up as much as RS seem to have.
by mpettitt
Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC Composite Video Playback
Replies: 8
Views: 7999

Re: OpenELEC Composite Video Playback

That worked perfectly - I've now got everything playing perfectly on my TV!

Thanks!
by mpettitt
Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC Composite Video Playback
Replies: 8
Views: 7999

OpenELEC Composite Video Playback

I've had my Pi a few days, and have been experimenting with OpenELEC with the aim of building a little media centre. It took a bit of trial and error, but I've eventually managed to get XBMC's gui working on my TV using composite connection (no HDMI TV in this house yet!). However, attempting to pla...

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