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by LemmeFatale
Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No crumb trail
Replies: 21
Views: 5637

Re: No crumb trail

Many times I've navigated to a thread and added a reply, then found myself thinking "How the hell do I navigate back to the forum category again?" If it's of any help, in the default theme, at the bottom of every page of every thread, there's a button to get back to the forum section that the threa...
by LemmeFatale
Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Issue with Ralink RT5370 USB nano WiFi dongle since update
Replies: 10
Views: 12505

Re: Issue with Ralink RT5370 USB nano WiFi dongle since upda

Very, very sorry to double-post, but; Good news! Restoring to my backup completely fixed the problem. Of course... Bad news! This means that I'm currently stuck with out-of-date software. I'll try the dist-upgrade approach suggested by 1pi2much, tomorrow, and see if that will allow me to get up-to-d...
by LemmeFatale
Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Issue with Ralink RT5370 USB nano WiFi dongle since update
Replies: 10
Views: 12505

Re: Issue with Ralink RT5370 USB nano WiFi dongle since upda

Oh, yay. :lol:

Well, I'll have a proper look at it shortly. I think I've waited long enough to give anyone who might want information retrieved from the current installation a chance to respond, now, assuming it is a software issue.
by LemmeFatale
Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Issue with Ralink RT5370 USB nano WiFi dongle since update
Replies: 10
Views: 12505

Re: Issue with Ralink RT5370 USB nano WiFi dongle since upda

I'm somewhat not suspecting failure here, purely because it comes back up fine after an immediate reboot, only to die again a few minutes later. I'm not sure it would be so consistent if the dongle was experiencing a hardware failure. :lol:
by LemmeFatale
Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Issue with Ralink RT5370 USB nano WiFi dongle since update
Replies: 10
Views: 12505

Re: Issue with Ralink RT5370 USB nano WiFi dongle since upda

How long have you had the RT5370 ? Mine died after a few months of continuous use, presenting the same symptoms you have there. A couple of months, off of the top of my head. That's concerning... I guess I'll restore my card to the pre-updated state and see if it still keeps happening, first... Tha...
by LemmeFatale
Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Issue with Ralink RT5370 USB nano WiFi dongle since update
Replies: 10
Views: 12505

Re: Issue with Ralink RT5370 USB nano WiFi dongle since upda

Thanks for the replies, guys.

Assuming that nobody wants me to provide any information from my currently-somewhat-broken installation, I'll be getting stuck into the above-linked thread, and/or following the dist-upgrade advice soon.

I'll hold off for another couple of days just in case.
by LemmeFatale
Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Issue with Ralink RT5370 USB nano WiFi dongle since update
Replies: 10
Views: 12505

Issue with Ralink RT5370 USB nano WiFi dongle since update

I've been using a Ralink RT5370 USB nano WiFi dongle ( the one sold by ModMyPi ) with my netbook-replacement Raspberry Pi unit (a 512MB Model B attached to a Motorola Atrix Lapdock, as described in my forum signature) for quite some time now. It's been rock-solid stable, for its time in use several ...
by LemmeFatale
Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Secret of Mana/Seiken Densetsu 3
Replies: 7
Views: 4382

Re: Secret of Mana/Seiken Densetsu 3

The only good SPC700 emulation there is (Blargg's work) is way above the Pi's CPU capabilities, so you'll always have incorrect audio in games (bad rythm and timming, broken effects), far from the real SNES audio. Snes9x4P (the Pandora version of Snes9x4D, for the Dingoo A320, which is based on Sne...
by LemmeFatale
Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Secret of Mana/Seiken Densetsu 3
Replies: 7
Views: 4382

Re: Secret of Mana/Seiken Densetsu 3

These two games represent half of the four games that use the SNES' high-resolution mode to display some of the graphics - in this case, the text. The SNES emulators for the Raspberry Pi (as well as other similar ARM-based systems) are typically based on very old versions of the emulators in questio...
by LemmeFatale
Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB Floppy Drive
Replies: 8
Views: 1341

Re: USB Floppy Drive

I'm trying hard to think of a reason why anyone would want a floppy drive in 2013. Amusingly enough, a digital promotional item for a computer game was recently issued on floppy disk and given away at a trade show . :P More seriously, though, preservation of old disks is one reason that I can think...
by LemmeFatale
Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: STICKY: Emulation on the RPi: Updated 29/06/2017
Replies: 146
Views: 347378

Re: Emulation on the Raspberry Pi (Updated 16/10/2013)

Have you tried pressing the F1 key, in Mednafen? If memory serves, this should display what the controls are currently assigned to.

EDIT: Pardon me, please - I just realised that I may have misunderstood your question. Sorry about that! :lol:
by LemmeFatale
Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why is the /boot partition a FAT filesystem?
Replies: 21
Views: 4398

Re: Why is the /boot partition a FAT filesystem?

I've had a few USB sticks / cards go 'dead', but I've always managed to bring them back with fdisk or some other low level tool. In my experience it's worth trying a few different tools - things can appear to be dead to one, but respond to another. Absolutely - seconded. I've brought back one this ...
by LemmeFatale
Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why is the /boot partition a FAT filesystem?
Replies: 21
Views: 4398

Re: Why is the /boot partition a FAT filesystem?

LemmeFatale, ...and have traditionally had nothing but problems with ext filesystems on SD Cards... Yes but you are not allowed to say that around here. You are clearly imagining it:) For me it has been worse. Not only is the file system corrupted but the card becomes unusable. Try to reformat it o...
by LemmeFatale
Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why is the /boot partition a FAT filesystem?
Replies: 21
Views: 4398

Re: Why is the /boot partition a FAT filesystem?

And seven ate nine. :P Anyway, just wondering, since nobody else has mentioned this in relation to the claim about FAT filesystems being easily corrupted: Is my experience of FAT filesystems used in conjunction with SD Cards on Linux systems like the Raspberry Pi the exact opposite of everyone else'...
by LemmeFatale
Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: bizarre booting behaviour
Replies: 11
Views: 1307

Re: bizarre booting behaviour

In my ignorance I have been using sudo halt which perhaps is not the done thing. I've noticed that this one is actually advised as the method to cleanly shut down in one of the "Tip of the day" entries that occasionally pops up on the front page of the website... Perhaps something to be removed fro...
by LemmeFatale
Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI Made in China vs Made in UK
Replies: 30
Views: 38051

Re: Raspberry PI Made in China vs Made in UK

All seven of mine are CN ones (mostly from RS), and with the exception of a dodgy SD slot on one of them (which I have since replaced), they are all OK. One out of seven is remarkable. Reminds me to ask for the manufacturer before ordering a rev 2 board. There's no need to, though (and herein lies ...
by LemmeFatale
Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Possible to connect Ninty DSIXL Top Screen to Pi?
Replies: 7
Views: 1523

Re: Possible to connect Ninty DSIXL Top Screen to Pi?

Let me reccall the stats..... Ribbon cable, I think some kind of plug? I'm afraid that that's not the information required - a lot of displays have a ribbon cable with some sort of plug. ;) What you would need to know is what "language" the display essentially talks - that's what determines whether...
by LemmeFatale
Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Possible to connect Ninty DSIXL Top Screen to Pi?
Replies: 7
Views: 1523

Re: Possible to connect Ninty DSIXL Top Screen to Pi?

noob wrote:
LemmeFatale wrote:I guess what we'd need to know is, what sort of interface does the Nintendo DSi XL display use?
DSI ofcourse :lol: just kiddin, i dont know
Hahaha, I tried to avoid that joke myself... It still made me chuckle even so - good one. :lol:
by LemmeFatale
Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Possible to connect Ninty DSIXL Top Screen to Pi?
Replies: 7
Views: 1523

Re: Possible to connect Ninty DSIXL Top Screen to Pi?

I guess what we'd need to know is, what sort of interface does the Nintendo DSi XL display use? That's what would determine whether or not it's possible to hook the display unit (I'm guessing that you've found them being sold as spares online?) up to a Raspberry Pi. That said, at a resolution of 256...
by LemmeFatale
Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: how to run
Replies: 10
Views: 1263

Re: how to run

As with drgeoff, I also hope that I'm not doing gravecad1 a disservice here, but it is worth noting that it's not typically the "Linux way" to go out downloading programs from the internet, in the way that is the norm for Microsoft Windows. You generally would use a "package manager"; Imagine it as ...
by LemmeFatale
Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Not usable in the "desktop computer" sense? I beg to differ.
Replies: 14
Views: 6784

Re: Not usable in the "desktop computer" sense? I beg to dif

tvjon wrote:As it's OT, I'll send you a brief PM later. I doubt it'll be that interesting yet, but we'll see.
I'd say that your setup is on-topic, myself. I'd love to hear more about it, too!
by LemmeFatale
Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Projects
Replies: 1
Views: 396

Re: Projects

There are so many projects out there, and with no real idea of what you'd like to do, it's a bit difficult to know what to suggest. That said, there's a rather big list of projects all in one place on the Adafruit website, here , which might be a decent starting point for finding something to do! I'...
by LemmeFatale
Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Not usable in the "desktop computer" sense? I beg to differ.
Replies: 14
Views: 6784

Re: Not usable in the "desktop computer" sense? I beg to dif

Thanks for all of the interesting replies, guys. I wasn't sure whether to bother with posting my observations about this or not, but now I'm glad that I did! Going to be interesting to see how htings pan out when Wayland comes out. With the CPU free to just do important stuff rather than Windows man...
by LemmeFatale
Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Not usable in the "desktop computer" sense? I beg to differ.
Replies: 14
Views: 6784

Not usable in the "desktop computer" sense? I beg to differ.

I have often seen it implied (or even outright stated) that the Raspberry Pi isn't really all that usable as a computer in the "desktop PC" sense, so I decided to put those claims to the test by swapping out my usual netbook (the year-old model of the Asus 1225B, on which I run Xubuntu) for my Raspb...
by LemmeFatale
Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How well can Pi do speech recognition and synthesis
Replies: 9
Views: 7204

Re: How well can Pi do speech recognition and synthesis

pluggy wrote:Lemme guess

Avast......
What a crime... They should be using a synthesised pirate voice, clearly.

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