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by RobinJ
Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Safe power adapter?
Replies: 7
Views: 7799

Re: Safe power adapter?

I've just received it (apparently a power adapter is suspicious according to border control), and it seems to work fine :)
by RobinJ
Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Safe power adapter?
Replies: 7
Views: 7799

Re: Safe power adapter?

Candunc wrote:The first one only outputs 500 mA, and the Raspberry Pi requires 700 mA. The second one provides 1000 mA, so it has enough power for the Pi and more.

This one should do:
http://dx.com/p/eu-plug-ac-power-adapte ... 240v-34006
Thank you! :)
by RobinJ
Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Safe power adapter?
Replies: 7
Views: 7799

Safe power adapter?

When my Raspberry Pi first arrived, the first thing it did was blow up the power adapter I had lying around here (still, glad it was the power adapter, and not the Raspberry Pi). Since then my Raspberry Pi has reached an uptime of almost 2.5 months, using my cell phone charger. Of course this makes ...
by RobinJ
Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: I/O terribly slow
Replies: 4
Views: 2808

Re: I/O terribly slow

The average CPU usage is 4%, while the average RAM usage is 32MB so I figured it really can't be anything else than the I/O. The problem is mainly noticable when a script needs to run a simple INSERT query into an SQLite database. The script will simply hang for 20 seconds until the query completes...
by RobinJ
Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: I/O terribly slow
Replies: 4
Views: 2808

Re: I/O terribly slow

... Nobody? :cry:
by RobinJ
Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: I/O terribly slow
Replies: 4
Views: 2808

I/O terribly slow

I'm running a few things on my Raspberry Pi, and one of them is an IRC bot. I have noticed that most of the times when the script has to read/write -- not every time, though -- from/to the SD card, the script will just hang for 10 to 20 seconds, before it even begins reading/writing. I have noticed ...
by RobinJ
Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Setting up my Raspberry Pi
Replies: 6
Views: 2061

Re: Setting up my Raspberry Pi

Ok, it just arrived and I'm setting it up with Arch Linux. I used a different power adapter I had lying around, and it got blown up (the adapter, not the Raspberry Pi, luckily) >.<
My phone's charger works fine, though.
Thanks for the help.
by RobinJ
Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Setting up my Raspberry Pi
Replies: 6
Views: 2061

Re: Setting up my Raspberry Pi

Dont rely on the USB cable for power. Get a power adapter with the micro USB connector. There are limits on current available from a USB port and worse than that, strange things can happen when power and signals cross... What? I've een using this to charge devices like MP3 players for several years...
by RobinJ
Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Setting up my Raspberry Pi
Replies: 6
Views: 2061

Re: Setting up my Raspberry Pi

From a power point of view, your cable and adaptors seem to be suitable. A bit complex, but suitable. Yeah, I know :p EU plug -> US plug US plug -> USB USB -> MicroUSB MicroUSB -> The thingy tha the Raspberry Pi needs, or I hope it is anyway The charger looks like an Apple charger. Note that a lot ...
by RobinJ
Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Setting up my Raspberry Pi
Replies: 6
Views: 2061

Setting up my Raspberry Pi

I've ordered my Raspberry Pi this sunday from Element14 (heard RS Components is kinda disastrous), and I'd like to have everything ready by the time it arrives (can anyone tell me what'd be a good estimate? I'm from Belgium). So can anyone tell me whether what I have at hand here is sufficient to se...
by RobinJ
Mon May 07, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Possible to attach cheap screen module to Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 7
Views: 11969

Re: Possible to attach cheap screen module to Raspberry Pi?

<r>There are a few of those cheap screen module replacements for a number of devices for sale on the internet (mostly Nintendo DS). Would it be possible to attach one of those to the Raspberry Pi, so you could have a small eReader of some kinds? If yes, how? Please keep in mind that I'm more of a so...
by RobinJ
Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Simple OS from scratch
Replies: 27
Views: 6995

Re: Simple OS from scratch

<t>Problem with most small OS-es that are text based, is that they are single threaded. Meaning, it's pretty hard to run 2 tasks at the same time (eg: do a virus scan, while copying files, while browsing, while also having an openoffice document opened)!<br/> Just put... & ...behind the command ...
by RobinJ
Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: AssaultCube
Replies: 4
Views: 2381

Re: AssaultCube

Nice, I wonder if it will run smoothly though.
by RobinJ
Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: I hate Linux !
Replies: 84
Views: 14857

Re: I hate Linux !

<r>Then you must be one of the most stupid persons ever... I'm only 16 and I can work with Linux without any problems.<br/> You know, you could also just have asked for help in stead of starting a topic with the name "I hate Linux" <E>;)</E><br/> Anyway, Linux is not an operating system, only the ke...
by RobinJ
Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: App Store
Replies: 5
Views: 1303

Re: App Store

Read the FAQ and if you have some common sense you\'ll know that this probably won\'t work out too well.
by RobinJ
Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: When will you visit the continent?
Replies: 6
Views: 1989

Re: When will you visit the continent?

<r>Quote from liz on September 2, 2011, 20:37<br/> Well, if you can get to Belgium, Eben's talking in a business ethics conference (not about Raspberry Pi, but he's always happy to chat to people) in Antwerp on September 16. We don't have any dates lined up after Maker Faire, although we do have qui...
by RobinJ
Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ubuntu
Replies: 57
Views: 10108

Re: Ubuntu

<t>Quote from jamesh on September 5, 2011, 19:23<br/> Just for the record, I quite like Unity. Couple of niggles but on the whole a good effort.<br/> <br/> I'm not overly worried not having Ubuntu support on the Raspi - plenty of other distros you can use, and they are pretty much all the same!<br/>...
by RobinJ
Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows CE 5.0?
Replies: 19
Views: 5146

Re: Windows CE 5.0?

<t>Quote from obarthelemy on September 5, 2011, 17:55<br/> Honestly, an OS's job is to launch apps, and to provide drivers to devices. I've used a Windows Mobile HTC HD2 for a year. Windows was a dog in terms of ergonomics, which was maddening at setup time, but once my toy had been setup, I never s...
by RobinJ
Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ubuntu
Replies: 57
Views: 10108

Re: Ubuntu

Read the FAQ...
What Linux distros will be supported at launch?
Ubuntu, Debian and hopefully Fedora and ArchLinux will be supported from the start. We hope to see support from other distros later. We will be selling SD cards with the distros preloaded.
by RobinJ
Sat Sep 03, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Raspberry pc + eink display
Replies: 17
Views: 10981

Re: Raspberry pc + eink display

<t>I can image someone trying to play Quake 3 on an E-ink display xD "Ah! There you are! *Click* *boom* *Game over* WHAT THE HECK?! CHEATER! HE TELEPORTED HIMSELF AND SHOT ME!"<br/> For normal use a refresh rate of 1 Hertz is enough. But if you're planning to play games on it or watch movies, it'd b...
by RobinJ
Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows CE 5.0?
Replies: 19
Views: 5146

Re: Windows CE 5.0?

Why would you want to ruin a perfectly good computer system with garbage like Windows (CE)? 0.o
by RobinJ
Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: More FAQs about the RbPi ?????
Replies: 12
Views: 2745

Re: More FAQs about the RbPi ?????

Why would you ask for more documentation if you don't even bother to read the documentation that already exists -.-
by RobinJ
Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dual monitor
Replies: 7
Views: 2500

Re: Dual monitor

I think I remember there being some kind of adapter, but you'd need to get the drivers working.
by RobinJ
Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Virtual Keyboard?
Replies: 4
Views: 2322

Re: Virtual Keyboard?

You mean an on-screen keyboard? Plenty of them around...
by RobinJ
Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: GCompris?
Replies: 31
Views: 17066

Re: GCompris?

If someone compiled it for the ARM11, yes.

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