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by malcolmf
Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: D5 and Motor controller not working
Replies: 9
Views: 2175

Re: D5 and Motor controller not working

I fear I've damaged the LS6203 chip. I was just setting up to test the motor control when I found that the 9V battery, and the LS6203 were hot :shock: I'd hooked the battery up the wrong way round. :oops: Once everything had cooled off, I tried with the correct connections. No joy. No motor movement...
by malcolmf
Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Did anyone of you turn their back on MS Windows definitely?
Replies: 68
Views: 12087

Re: Did anyone of you turn their back on MS Windows definite

Just noticed this thread. Well, when Windows 95 came out, I hated it on sight. By then Linux was pretty much usable and I had "fun" installing Slackware from a stack of floppy downloads. It was a pain to setup, but stayed setup just as you left it, unlike Windows where hardware arbitrarily disappear...
by malcolmf
Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: British-made programming language
Replies: 54
Views: 14518

Re: British-made programming language

I do wonder what language was used on LEO, the computer system that ran Lyons' Teashops for years (stock control and Payroll, I think) Supposedly the world's first business computer: http://is2.lse.ac.uk/leo/About_LEO.htm And people are thinking of making an emulator. What are the odds that someone,...
by malcolmf
Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Forth
Replies: 21
Views: 6593

Re: Forth

You could try compiling GNU Forth. It doesn't seem to be in the Arch Arm repository. gforth I've been intrigued by Forth, and occasionally look at it: there're quite extensive tutorials online, but I've never been clear what it's used for (I'm sure I saw a mention of radio telescopes some years bac...
by malcolmf
Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: Perl
Replies: 47
Views: 17602

Re: Perl

Well, just count me in as another Perl user - hacker is way above my pay grade. Had some issues with cpan and cpanp (kept saying it couldn't unpack the .tar.gz files for modules) but installing modules by hand works OK. Installed Tk, and to my delight found that the Distributed Proofreaders post-pro...
by malcolmf
Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Works fine now, but needs to warm up?
Replies: 4
Views: 914

Works fine now, but needs to warm up?

After problems the last few days with my Pi randomly locking up, it is now just as randomly (almost) behaving itself. It was probably the usual inadequate power problem causing crashes, but after I posted here about it, I started getting 1hour+ uptimes. Here's the odd thing: first bootup results in ...
by malcolmf
Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: X-11 Libraries and Headers on Pi?
Replies: 1
Views: 3237

Re: X-11 Libraries and Headers on Pi?

Does anyone know how to access the X11 libraries the Pi plainly uses? I'm trying to build wxWidgets but need either GTK+ or X-11 libraries / headers. Is libgtk2.0-dev what you're looking for? The software manager on my Linux mint PC says: This package contains the header files and static libraries ...
by malcolmf
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: is this a power isssue or something else?
Replies: 4
Views: 1200

Re: is this a power isssue or something else?

Larry_Adlard wrote:Other people are having problems using a Kindle power supply. Click on http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... =28&t=8790.
I'm not using the Kindle power supply any more. Just its USB cable plugged into my PC's USB for power.
by malcolmf
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: is this a power isssue or something else?
Replies: 4
Views: 1200

Re: is this a power isssue or something else?

Might be interesting to test if the uptime is higher without USB devices (e.g. mouse/keyboard) plugged in. See the attached picture for my default configuration. Only the USB cable for power, and the ethernet for communication with my PC. (The first day my desktop was a horrible mess with the extra...
by malcolmf
Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: is this a power isssue or something else?
Replies: 4
Views: 1200

is this a power isssue or something else?

I started running my Pi on ArmedSlack. Had some hours fiddling and installing stuff, until it started dying. Installed DebianSqueeze instead, but that also is prone to dying. I can ssh in and display on my non-HDMI monitor via my PC's Xserver. But at some random time the router LEDs show the etherne...
by malcolmf
Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: is this a power isssue or something else?
Replies: 0
Views: 489

is this a power isssue or something else?

I started running my Pi on ArmedSlack. Had some hours fiddling and installing stuff, until it started dying. Installed DebianSqueeze instead, but that also is prone to dying. I can ssh in and display on my non-HDMI monitor via my PC's Xserver. But at some random time the router LEDs show the etherne...

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