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by ejsolutions
Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Another Elite thread
Replies: 36
Views: 8970

Re: Another Elite thread

A Mac version, how quaint. :roll: I wouldn't even see me playing it on my Linux laptop, let alone the dust-ridden desktop PC. Target the Pi first, that's what I say - much more like days of yore, sitting for hours in front of a telly screen, until eyelids need matchsticks. I'd still like a definitiv...
by ejsolutions
Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: MATE for Raspbian
Replies: 145
Views: 99919

Re: MATE for Raspbian

I too, would like to see an update. :)
by ejsolutions
Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB Port Current Boost (solved)
Replies: 247
Views: 92376

Re: USB Port Current Boost (solved)

...we've decided that the best course of action is to remove the USB fuses from the design. Right now they're linked out, but on a subsequent board revision the pads will be removed entirely. Interesting step to take (cheaper than better specification polyfuses?) and presumably there's no complicat...
by ejsolutions
Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fake Raspberry Pi
Replies: 37
Views: 15420

Re: Fake Raspberry Pi

pygmy_giant wrote:Personally, I'd rather stick with a beta board supported by a growing community with known problems that are being fixed than chance my arm with another unknown board.
I can't argue there. :)
by ejsolutions
Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Heat
Replies: 6
Views: 1156

Re: Heat

... You're not connecting the heatsink to the broadcom chip, you're connecting it to the RAM mounted on top of it. I'm doubtful you're doing any meaningful cooling to the broadcom chip. I beg to differ, given the proximity of CPU/RAM. Extracting the heat from the RAM must logically cause a temperat...
by ejsolutions
Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fake Raspberry Pi
Replies: 37
Views: 15420

Re: Fake Raspberry Pi

Off-topic compared to original post but to respond directly to: ...If HW problems come to light, then future board revisions will include them... etc. Having tried 5 PSUs and 6 powered hubs, from feeBay - with very limited funds to purchase more - I'm sure you can appreciate the frustration. Yes, wi...
by ejsolutions
Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Heat
Replies: 6
Views: 1156

Re: Heat

I got two copper ones from a seller in China (about 10 days to arrive) for the princely sum of £2. :D They look cool but run pretty hot, so they must be doing something. 8-) Just need to get around to cutting down a low profile black aluminium heat sink for the LAN enclosure - I've got a few spare o...
by ejsolutions
Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fake Raspberry Pi
Replies: 37
Views: 15420

Re: Fake Raspberry Pi

Wonder if that one supports most power supplies, USB devices and has decent polyfuses! :roll:
by ejsolutions
Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Openbox as primary Window manager instead of LXDesktopEnviro
Replies: 1
Views: 648

Re: Openbox as primary Window manager instead of LXDesktopEn

Installing slim DM allows you to pick & choose which WM that you wish to use, by default. There is a forum post in this section about slim. Admittedly, it means adding a bit of software but certainly was easy when I tried it. sudo apt-get install slim http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?...
by ejsolutions
Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Polyfuse & Capacitor Kit (UK-based)
Replies: 1
Views: 1837

Re: Polyfuse & Capacitor Kit (UK-based)

A small bump, as this was pushed down by an off-topic request. ;)
by ejsolutions
Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Polyfuse & Capacitor Kit (UK-based)
Replies: 1
Views: 1837

Polyfuse & Capacitor Kit (UK-based)

Perhaps someone could put together a kit with 3 replacement polyfuses and the additional suitable capacitor, to help alleviate the well known USB issues. Typically, when the items are purchased, only packs of ten are available and there is a minimum postage charge. This is excessive for the typical ...
by ejsolutions
Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: MATE for Raspbian
Replies: 145
Views: 99919

Re: MATE for Raspbian

Excellent work and very much appreciated.
by ejsolutions
Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:49 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: MATE for Raspbian
Replies: 145
Views: 99919

Re: MATE for Raspbian

Fantastic news. Thanks for the update. :)
by ejsolutions
Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: MATE for Raspbian
Replies: 145
Views: 99919

Re: MATE for Raspbian

Once again, many thanks for your efforts. It's really appreciated what you do for the community.
I began my first foray into compiling a kernel on this low-spec laptop but reckon it's going to be quite some time before I'm any where near up to speed with this stuff (if at all).
by ejsolutions
Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: MATE for Raspbian
Replies: 145
Views: 99919

Re: MATE for Raspbian

Has anyone made any further progress on this project?
by ejsolutions
Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB packet loss.
Replies: 253
Views: 72719

Re: USB packet loss.

I'm posting here, rather than on other threads (it's very fragmented!) in the hope that it helps someone. I'm finally making some progress with the fiasco that is Pi USB. No point in going over the same old ground but suffice to say that 5 hubs, numerous 5v power supplies and cables later, I appear ...
by ejsolutions
Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Log files & SD Card wear
Replies: 9
Views: 7091

Re: Log files & SD Card wear

Yes, I've being doing a little tweaking to logrotate, reducing the number of saved files and compression of the saved logs. If anything, it saves on disc space but there's still writing going on. I'm sure that there must be some that can be turned off and only resumed for debugging purposes.
by ejsolutions
Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer
Replies: 557
Views: 259191

Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Brilliant.
Max wrote:..If it is an older version (before the GUI, that has update capabilities)..
'Tis actually the version just prior to sorting out the SDTV dialogue box size. :)
by ejsolutions
Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer
Replies: 557
Views: 259191

Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

To upgrade a pre-existing SD card to the latest release of Berryboot, can you confirm which files should be overwritten? I was going to experiment but I don't fancy screwing up my quadruple boot card, if I can help it. ;) TIA

Regards,
EJ
by ejsolutions
Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer
Replies: 557
Views: 259191

Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

..But where do you plan to use Bluetooth for?
In my particular case it's actually for a wiimote (I use 'the other type' of wireless keypad/trackball) and the handling of the wiimote is done within the distro, as long as the device is detected (in theory).
by ejsolutions
Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: MATE for Raspbian
Replies: 145
Views: 99919

Re: MATE for Raspbian

Just a little bump, to see if any further progress has be made by anyone.
(Is it time for me to create a compiling environment on my poorly specced laptop?)
It would be handy if this thread was stickied, given the importance of MATE to the desktop experience. ;)
by ejsolutions
Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB Port Current Boost (solved)
Replies: 247
Views: 92376

Re: USB Port Current Boost (solved)

texy wrote:How about a thankyou for the work he has done and shared with the community :roll:
Texy
Yes, of course, a MASSIVE Thank You, to all the folks that are trying to get to the bottom of this.
8-)
by ejsolutions
Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB Port Current Boost (solved)
Replies: 247
Views: 92376

Re: USB Port Current Boost (solved)

you only need comparable parts not the exact parts. Look for PTC resettable fuses. I found these at Newark and Digikey also. Newark was cheaper. I am sure you will find them at almost any components house. I would have ended up paying more for shipping than the parts but I bought some other parts a...
by ejsolutions
Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB Port Current Boost (solved)
Replies: 247
Views: 92376

Re: USB Port Current Boost (solved)

I've been following this thread for quite some time and I'm now ever-so-tempted to 'fix' this fundamental USB fiasco. However, I think a UK source of components would be better for many: MERCHANDISE TOTAL: £1.02 Delivery Charge: £12.00 Order Total: £13.02 Excuse the lack of formatting but you'll get...
by ejsolutions
Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer
Replies: 557
Views: 259191

Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

I'm having trouble enabling bluetooth in the Foundation Raspbian, that's been booted from Berryboot. Could it be that your cutdown kernel doesn't have a bluetooth module compiled in fully, or there's a /lib/module missing? It's a fairly common chipset: # lsusb Bus 001 Device 007: ID 0a12:0001 Cambri...

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