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by waltontour
Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: First impression
Replies: 43
Views: 5494

Re: First impression

Hi, Regarding the boot-up code, if it puts you off, I recommend taking a look at Puppy, there's a minimum of boot-fuss and no login/password issues as the user runs as root (which might sound scary to many folk, but removes need of all that su/sudo multi-user stuff). It's only in alpha2 stage at the...
by waltontour
Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Screw holes / Mounting the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 27
Views: 18856

Re: Screw holes / Mounting the Raspberry Pi

How about gluing (araldite?) small (pre-drilled) extender pieces onto the board in strategic places. There are enough areas on the board around the periphery which are not that crowded with components which could be modded in this way. Personally I've cut a few slots in 6mm wooden dowels, which hold...
by waltontour
Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi Easy solution to hub>RPi power feedback
Replies: 6
Views: 3022

Re: Pi Easy solution to hub>RPi power feedback

Granted, it might be easier to cut the red wire, if your hub isn't glued together, or if you'd rather not void the warranty, or if you even *have* a red wire to cut! My (no-name) hub was feeding back nicely to the Pi, but internally it was entirely surface-mount PCB territory, and cutting the 5V tra...
by waltontour
Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi Easy solution to hub>RPi power feedback
Replies: 6
Views: 3022

Pi Easy solution to hub>RPi power feedback

There's still postings about powered hubs feeding back 5V to the Rpi, and all the responses I've read about involve surgery of one sort or another on the USB cable (cut-the-red-wire) or hub itself. What I've done is more akin to toe-nail trimming (no soldering needed), and haven't seen a similar sol...
by waltontour
Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Puppy
Topic: "Squeezed Arm Puppy" alpha1
Replies: 5
Views: 3929

Re: "Squeezed Arm Puppy" alpha1

(Long-time browser, first time poster) Just a quick post to say I'm really pleased with the way Puppy Linux is shaping up on the RPi, and very quickly too. Although there are wrinkles to iron out, it already feels much more of a coherent system than the Debian GUI. Maybe because I've been a dog farm...

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