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by Photon Peddler
Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: config.txt
Replies: 172
Views: 75408

Re: config.txt

<t>dom said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Necessary for booting:<br/> <br/> bootcode.bin : 2nd stage bootloader, starts with SDRAM disabled<br/> <br/> loader.bin : 3rd stage bootloader, starts with SDRAM enabled<br/> <br/> start.elf : The GPU firmware ("the blob")<br/> <br/> cmdline.txt : kernel command line p...
by Photon Peddler
Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to protect the filesystem without a save shutdown button?
Replies: 61
Views: 27519

Re: How to protect the filesystem without a save shutdown button?

<r>A common way with embedded Debian Linux-based devices is to run a mostly read-only filesystem with RAM disks mounted over the directories that have to be read-write. Unfortunately the project pages that I've used as inspiration in the past, Debian Router Project, are no longer available. Anyway, ...
by Photon Peddler
Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:48 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Controlling a mains power socket switch? (home automation)
Replies: 174
Views: 60561

Re: Controlling a mains power socket switch? (home automation)

<t>Here's a couple of pictures of what I did, back in 2006. It neatly sidesteps the issue of having to work with mains voltages and eliminates extra cables as a bonus.<br/> <br/> First, I bought a 3-pack of these remote controlled switches (Google Translate to English) for 199 SEK (or about 21.50 €,...
by Photon Peddler
Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What happens after the first 10,000?
Replies: 17
Views: 2685

Re: What happens after the first 10,000?

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from kme on November 28, 2011, 01:35<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> Someone earlier said that producing 10k R-Pi takes around 24 hours, so that\'s not the problem - rather to find an open slot at the manufacturer\'s time line.[/quote]<br/> <br/> How about testing and packaging them...
by Photon Peddler
Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will you get the A or B? Why?
Replies: 56
Views: 12076

Re: Will you get the A or B? Why?

<r>I will get the B version, mainly because I have prior experience with various ARM Linux systems. Here are my findings.<br/> <br/> I have the following ARM Linux systems:<br/> <LIST><s>[list]</s><LI>Nokia 770 (252 MHz ARM9, 64 MB RAM)<br/> Nokia N810 (400 MHz ARM11, 128 MB RAM)<br/> Nokia N900 (60...
by Photon Peddler
Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3609
Views: 161718

Re: Introduce yourself!

<t>Quote from liz on August 3, 2011, 20:57<br/> As requested, here's a sticky topic for people to introduce themselves in.<br/> <br/> <br/> I wonder if anyone bothers to read these topics...<br/> <br/> I'm J(mumble) from Finland, an electronics / software engineer, currently developing big-ass indus...
by Photon Peddler
Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What did your first programs do?
Replies: 47
Views: 9346

Re: What did your first programs do?

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from winkleink on November 22, 2011, 10:20<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> Back in the 80\'s (yes another old guy) when I was playing with Vic-20\'s and C64s in Ireland I learned to program by writing games. Not so much typing in from magazines, but learning from my class mates and ...

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