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by David McCambley
Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Why not program on x86 desktop?
Replies: 60
Views: 13714

Re: Why not program on x86 desktop?

Sorry I have to disagree with some of the above, with a laptop or even a tablet you are truly portable with an independent (but time limited) power supply and depending on location can access a wireless or 3G connection. If you are out of the house with the pi you need power, a borrowed screen, keyb...
by David McCambley
Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Why not program on x86 desktop?
Replies: 60
Views: 13714

Re: Why not program on x86 desktop?

You can pick up a cheap second hand PC for not much more than a RPi on ebay so cost although important is a secondary issue. I've had PCs for years but never felt the urge to code. The Pi appears to be a movement as much as a platform. There are millions of PCs in the UK, I wonder proportionally how...
by David McCambley
Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Sound and screen resolution
Replies: 5
Views: 1897

Re: Sound and screen resolution

I had this problem, no sound with the LX music player - it seems that debian wasn't packaged with codecs for mp3 etc. you also need to insert an instruction to turn the soundcard on - I found this really useful. http://wrightrocket.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/getting-sound-and-video-to-work-on.html also ...

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