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by rotciv
Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 7
Views: 1550

Re: Soldering

I believe it is a smoothing capacitor and it is soldered with the black painted crescent facing towards the outer edge of the pi board, so that when you are looking at the power socket furthest away from you and the network socket nearest to you, the lettering is the right way round to read,
by rotciv
Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Arch
Topic: archlinux startup problem
Replies: 2
Views: 2722

archlinux startup problem

I received my RasbPi and started to use it with Debian6 and immediately after inputting the username and password I found that I needed to type STARTX for it to display anything on my screen. So now I have decided to try Arc-linux-arm and after a few failed attempts of typing username and password (...
by rotciv
Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: STICKY: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 323
Views: 1318529

Re: How to start using your Raspberry Pi

Hi Everyone, I'm a first time forum user, but established pc assembler and repairer. I have received my RP and having connected the HDMI cable from it to my monitor and powered up, I expected to see some output on my screen, but there is none. Is there no output, because there is no BIOS or does an ...

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