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by adrian.oconnor
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Keyboard doesn't work
Replies: 32
Views: 10074

Re: Keyboard doesn't work

Just as a final word on this topic, in case anybody else is experiencing the same problem and is looking for the solution... I finally got it working... by sending it back and getting a new board. My keyboard, power supply, cable and SD card were fine the whole time. New Raspberry Pi booted up and w...
by adrian.oconnor
Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Keyboard doesn't work
Replies: 32
Views: 10074

Re: Keyboard doesn't work

@chris -- that's awesome that you got it working :) I've tried lots of different USB cables, and I'm pretty sure that's not my problem. Last week I found some other threads with people discussing the same problem. A couple of the people there (who are far better with hardware than me) found that one...
by adrian.oconnor
Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Keyboard doesn't work
Replies: 32
Views: 10074

Re: Keyboard doesn't work

Spotted this in the troubleshooting guide: http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting#No_USB_device_works.2C_with_known_good_PS.2C_SD_card.2C_KB Interesting. Anybody care to try 'reflowing' the solder on the 25Mhz crystal "X1"? I think if I go anywhere near that with a soldering iron I'm going to kill C...
by adrian.oconnor
Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Keyboard doesn't work
Replies: 32
Views: 10074

Re: Keyboard doesn't work

Thanks for all of your input. I think our devices must be from a faulty batch -- I'm going to print the return label and hopefully get it sent off today. I wonder how long they take to ship replacements -- has anybody else done that yet? Do we go to the back of the queue? I'll come back here and upd...
by adrian.oconnor
Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Keyboard doesn't work
Replies: 32
Views: 10074

Re: Keyboard doesn't work

Ah, that's sad. The guy I know with a definitely working Raspberry Pi isn't in this week, so I haven't been able to swap mine. I have tried a 4GB card with the latest firmware (and today's Debian) and still no joy, so I think it has to go back too :(
by adrian.oconnor
Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Keyboard doesn't work
Replies: 32
Views: 10074

Re: Keyboard doesn't work

@Alan Beech -- please do let us know what happens. I wonder if it could be a weird thing to do with the size of the SD card?

I'll certainly get one of the guys here to test my board also with their setup and report back.
by adrian.oconnor
Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Keyboard doesn't work
Replies: 32
Views: 10074

Re: Keyboard doesn't work

Thanks for the link @therealeasterbunny. I think my problem's very different, but I'll certainly give it a try -- updating my 4GB card with the latest firmware/boot files. When I tried the 4GB card before I saw lots of errors (mmc interrupts or something), but it sounds like the latest firmware migh...
by adrian.oconnor
Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Keyboard doesn't work
Replies: 32
Views: 10074

Re: Keyboard doesn't work

I still can't fix my problem. Here's what I found today, after spending some more time on it: 1) Using the 5V/2A iPad power supply doesn't fix the issue - still no keyboard input 1a) Still doesn't work when using the iPad charger and the cheap powered hub 2) the mouse got power in those two tests th...
by adrian.oconnor
Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Keyboard doesn't work
Replies: 32
Views: 10074

Re: Keyboard doesn't work

I tried a mouse (a Microsoft USB 'wheel mouse optical'), but the little light didn't come on. Would it ordinarily come on right away, after powering up? I also got the powered hub today (though it looks like the '2A switching power supply' is actually rated 500mA) and that made no difference -- stil...
by adrian.oconnor
Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Keyboard doesn't work
Replies: 32
Views: 10074

Keyboard doesn't work

Hello all, I finally have a Raspberry Pi (yay!) but so far I can't get it working (boo). I'd really appreciate your help/advice. My problem is that the keyboard doesn't work (at all). First of all, here's what I have. I'm using an iPhone 4S charger (5V/1A) and a short USB lead to power it. I've trie...
by adrian.oconnor
Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Writing a display-board application for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 27
Views: 12960

Re: Writing a display-board application for Raspberry Pi

@obijywk: That is really excellent thanks for that. My RaspberryPi turned up yesterday, so I can start playing with OpenVG properly at last :) (though not till next week, because I have a really busy weekend ahead, and also because I loaned out my HDMI cable, and also because my Apple wired keyboard...
by adrian.oconnor
Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Writing a display-board application for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 27
Views: 12960

Re: Writing a display-board application for Raspberry Pi

@obijywk awesome - thanks for sharing your code, that's really useful. I had a look at the FreeType library last night after @theHetman pointed me in the right direction. I'll try and get it running on MonkVG so I can have a play with it this weekend, but if not I'll just wait for my RPi. Out of int...
by adrian.oconnor
Thu May 31, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Writing a display-board application for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 27
Views: 12960

Re: Writing a display-board application for Raspberry Pi

@theHetman I wondered about outline fonts. I got a bit lost in the OpenVG spec. I also wonder if that's something that MonkVG doesn't implement. Being able to use an OpenType (or any) scalable font would be excellent (as long as OpenVG also has methods for measuring the text etc, which I guess it mu...
by adrian.oconnor
Thu May 31, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Writing a display-board application for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 27
Views: 12960

Re: Writing a display-board application for Raspberry Pi

Thanks for your input, @theHetman. OpenVG looks great -- I think it'll be useful for many things I want to do, and I'm glad I have it in my toolkit. I've been playing with MonkVG, using it with the iOS SDK. I think it will do all I need. Would you recommend that library for RaspberryPi too, or is th...
by adrian.oconnor
Thu May 24, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Writing a display-board application for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 27
Views: 12960

Re: Writing a display-board application for Raspberry Pi

Is WebGL accelerated, given that it's Linux, on ARM, on Raspberry Pi, in X? If any one of those things stops acceleration, it's going to be horribly slow. I did see that people have had the RasPi image running in qemu, but I don't really have the time/inclination myself. I'll just wait until I final...
by adrian.oconnor
Thu May 24, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Writing a display-board application for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 27
Views: 12960

Re: Writing a display-board application for Raspberry Pi

I hadn't seen that particular Panic blog post before, but I love what they did. That's really good. I actually know love the Panic blog for two things: the Audion story, and his crazy fireworks pictures :) I also bought Coda 2 and Diet Coda this morning :) So I guess a web browser is probably the ea...
by adrian.oconnor
Tue May 22, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Writing a display-board application for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 27
Views: 12960

Re: Writing a display-board application for Raspberry Pi

OpenVG looks very interesting, thank you for that (I'd never even heard of it before). I'll certainly spend some time trying it out. Fonts look non-trivial, but I bet there'll be examples out there to learn from...
by adrian.oconnor
Tue May 22, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Writing a display-board application for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 27
Views: 12960

Re: Writing a display-board application for Raspberry Pi

Thanks for the suggestion, Bsport. Graphene looks good, but a web app isn't really what I'm thinking -- I could do that myself with little trouble in Rails or .NET (and just make it bespoke to my needs -- I need to display a stream of stuff ). Besides, my reasons for doing it this way are so we can ...
by adrian.oconnor
Tue May 22, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Writing a display-board application for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 27
Views: 12960

Re: Writing a display-board application for Raspberry Pi

Xibo looks interesting, but I don't think it'll do what I want. I will certainly check it out though -- if there's already a tool that does the job I won't write another just as an exercise. My main objective is to drive things from a database (so we can review on-going changes in another system), a...
by adrian.oconnor
Tue May 22, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Writing a display-board application for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 27
Views: 12960

Writing a display-board application for Raspberry Pi

My first project, when my Raspberry Pi arrives in a couple of weeks time (hopefully), will be to create some sort of information display board for the office using the Raspberry Pi connected to a TV on a wall. It'll show useful information (on a loop) that it'll pull from a server. Right now, I'm ju...
by adrian.oconnor
Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will there be a heads up about the launch?
Replies: 60
Views: 16269

Re: Will there be a heads up about the launch?

<t>I don't think it'll take much more than an hour to sell the first 10,000.<br/> <br/> I do think they should take pre-orders. A lottery would be way too complicated, and I disagree with 'special favours for sticker buyers' or anything like that -- again, to complicated. I just think that plain sim...
by adrian.oconnor
Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which language would you choose to teach programming on the RPi?
Replies: 47
Views: 10632

Re: Which language would you choose to teach programming on the RPi?

<t>davidgoodenough said: <br/> <br/> <br/> It is simply untrue to say that the Java JDK does not work on ARM.  I do not yet have a Raspberry Pi to try, but I do have a BeagleBone (which uses a TI ARM chip), and yesterday I installed Debian sid on it along with OpenJDK-7 and ran a Java application - ...
by adrian.oconnor
Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which language would you choose to teach programming on the RPi?
Replies: 47
Views: 10632

Re: Which language would you choose to teach programming on the RPi?

<r>Ruby would be my suggestion -- though Python has a great base of education material and would also be a good choice. The benefit of Ruby is that the language itself is very forgiving and extremely 'readable'. There's an app called 'HacketyHack' that you can use to teach Ruby, and it lets you crea...
by adrian.oconnor
Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What would your highest ebay bid be?
Replies: 7
Views: 1431

Re: What would your highest ebay bid be?

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from Johannes on December 23, 2011, 10:13<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> Allow me to quote the front page news: \"If all the boards from this batch perform well in testing, we’ll be auctioning ten of them off\"<br/> <br/> 10, not 100. I don\'t think you\'ll get one for £200.[/quote...
by adrian.oconnor
Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What would your highest ebay bid be?
Replies: 7
Views: 1431

Re: What would your highest ebay bid be?

<r>OK, so there are pictures of populated boards on the front page, which are surely being tested right now...<br/> <br/> Assuming it all goes well, we might see 100 or so boards on ebay next week, which\'d be extremely exciting.<br/> <br/> If this does happen, what would your maximum bid be? I know...

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