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by Borat
Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution
Replies: 611
Views: 248076

Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Can't I installthis on an existing raspbian sdcard? I really don't want to create a new imag efrom scratch. Will this be available via apt-get?
by Borat
Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: OMXPlayer: way to make voice louder?
Replies: 0
Views: 940

OMXPlayer: way to make voice louder?

All voice in the mkv movie that I downloaded is too quiet compared to background sounds. It's the same when I played it on my windows 7 pc. On googling, it seems to be a common problem, blamed on the center channel ultimately being played too low. Is there any possible remedy (adjustment) that can b...
by Borat
Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Shouldn't Rpi developers be payed by the Foundation?
Replies: 36
Views: 5862

Re: Shouldn't Rpi developers be payed by the Foundation?

You are talking £50k minimum for 6 months work. There are things better suited to the Foundations aims to spend money on.
Haha, so deliberately narrow-minded. Was that troll?
by Borat
Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Shouldn't Rpi developers be payed by the Foundation?
Replies: 36
Views: 5862

Shouldn't Rpi developers be payed by the Foundation?

Maybe they already are. If not then shouldn't they be? At the moment the rpi doesn't seem to be functioning too well. Web browsing is hopeless, and omxplayer stops without playing the whole file. Maybe some resources should be allocated to people working on the operating system, compiling Chromium a...
by Borat
Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: sd card speed
Replies: 8
Views: 2041

Re: sd card speed

With this:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00422F9K8/
I get this:

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pi@raspberrypi ~/Desktop $ sudo hdparm -Tt /dev/mmcblk0

/dev/mmcblk0:
 Timing cached reads:   278 MB in  2.01 seconds = 138.30 MB/sec
 Timing buffered disk reads:  58 MB in  3.10 seconds =  18.73 MB/sec


by Borat
Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: C/C++
Topic: My Game on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 10
Views: 5196

Re: My Game on Raspberry Pi

Lovely, nice work. I would love to port the game re-volt to raspberry pi...the source is available.
by Borat
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Wireless Keyboard issues
Replies: 15
Views: 3930

Re: Wireless Keyboard issues

I downloaded the new raspbian image today, and when I briefly tried it out I didn't have any keyboard problems anymore (logitech k800).

The thread about raspbian is here:

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... t=raspbian
by Borat
Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi very slow. Is this normal?
Replies: 20
Views: 58955

Re: Raspberry Pi very slow. Is this normal?

I think people can reasonably compare the rpi to a 700mhz intel machine. At the moment the pi loses, but it's going to be sorted out in raspibian, isn't it.
by Borat
Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Shutdown leading to blinking green led
Replies: 7
Views: 3013

Re: Shutdown leading to blinking green led

Just to add: It wasn't a first time boot, but I had probably used rpi-update during that boot, if that's relevant./
by Borat
Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Shutdown leading to blinking green led
Replies: 7
Views: 3013

Re: Shutdown leading to blinking green led

helpful answer, thanks!
by Borat
Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Shutdown leading to blinking green led
Replies: 7
Views: 3013

Shutdown leading to blinking green led

I was trying to workout how to shutdown the pi into some sort of "standby" state. I typed something like sudo shutdown, or sudo poweroff. I thought I had suceeded because it did shutdown and I saw the red led was on after that. Anyway now it won't start up. The green (OK) LED blinks about 5 or 6 tim...
by Borat
Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: First 'C' Hello World Program on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 21
Views: 15469

Re: First 'C' Hello World Program on Raspberry Pi

This was an good read, Abstract. I find it especially interesting because of your point of view as an IT expert but also a Linux newbie.
by Borat
Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Wireless Keyboard issues
Replies: 15
Views: 3930

Re: Wireless Keyboard issues

Exactly the same thing here, with Logitech k800. On the other hand a logitech M205 wireless mouse is even smoother than in windows. Just to add, k800 uses the Logitech unifying thing, so that more than one of their devices could connect via this (absolutely tiny) usb dongle. That makes it even more...
by Borat
Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Wireless Keyboard issues
Replies: 15
Views: 3930

Re: Wireless Keyboard issues

Exactly the same thing here, with Logitech k800. On the other hand a logitech M205 wireless mouse is even smoother than in windows.
by Borat
Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Sound setup causing error
Replies: 1
Views: 533

Re: Sound setup causing error

OK it seems that my problem was that I needed to resize my partitions. I did this according to this excellent video: h[url]ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4VovMDnsIE[/url]

I'm not sure about my sound setup but I can startx now.
by Borat
Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Sound setup causing error
Replies: 1
Views: 533

Sound setup causing error

I tried using the instructions in MagPi for installing the sound driver module. The error i got is something about FBIOBLANK. I first noticed it for the sound player on the menu, and then later I couldn't get into X. If I followed MagPi instructions properly then I typed in this: sudo aptget update ...
by Borat
Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Python becoming popular in the Enterprise
Replies: 4
Views: 2131

Re: Python becoming popular in the Enterprise

Yeah I will continue learning python. You can use it to program the google app engine, so it can't be too bad, and it is interesting in what it can be used for. My dislike is probably due to the lack of encapsulation; the lack of private members as you mentioned and also it seems that a class's meth...
by Borat
Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Does win32diskimager install things without permission?
Replies: 7
Views: 1519

Re: Does win32diskimager install things without permission?

OK, on http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/W ... 73006.html
there was a big fake green button with "download on" it. I was going too fast and clicked it instead of the correct download button. Well, that's the idea I suppose.
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by Borat
Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Does win32diskimager install things without permission?
Replies: 7
Views: 1519

Re: Does win32diskimager install things without permission?

RaTTuS wrote:no it doesn't - which link did you use to download
I'm trying to find that out now, brb.
by Borat
Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Does win32diskimager install things without permission?
Replies: 7
Views: 1519

Does win32diskimager install things without permission?

I downloaded it through the link on this site, ran the installer, selected custom installation and unchecked the extra stuff. Now after running the installer I see "full disk fighter" running, "scanning" my hard drive. I didn't see an option to avoid installing this. Also there is "zoom downloader" ...
by Borat
Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Python becoming popular in the Enterprise
Replies: 4
Views: 2131

Re: Python becoming popular in the Enterprise

My home programming language is C#, but I downloaded the book Python 3 Object Oriented Programming. I have to say that python seems pretty bad in an object orientated "mode". I was disappointed. But i've only finished chapter 3.
by Borat
Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RMA with RS
Replies: 22
Views: 5963

Re: RMA with RS

Damn, I got mine about a week ago from RS and haven't gotten around to trying it.......I hope we don't have a faulty pi plague on top of everything else.
by Borat
Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Still not got it...
Replies: 24
Views: 5077

Re: Still not got it...

I think that mine probably took a bit more than three weeks to be dispatched, so i would wait a few more days. I think i got the same emails as you did. Is your order number close to mine?
by Borat
Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Still not got it...
Replies: 24
Views: 5077

Re: Still not got it...

RS seems to have been very slow. My order said it would be sent within 3 weeks, and it has taken fully three weeks (just notified that it has been sent). My order number was in the range 2582x.
by Borat
Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS sent me 2 Raspberry Pis by accident
Replies: 30
Views: 6528

Re: RS sent me 2 Raspberry Pis by accident

shaurz wrote:Hmm. Seems like whoever is handling these things at RS is not doing a very good job, to put it lightly.
Agreed, 3 weeks is probably almost up and I've got nothing.

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