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by Clair
Sun May 13, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unable to install openoffice.org on debian 6 19-04-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 5967

Re: Unable to install openoffice.org on debian 6 19-04-2012

If you have to have the whole ball of wax, try LibreOffice. BUT, considering what we are running on -- I prefer the bare bones of AbiWord. It's the same as the writers in the OO and LO pkgs. And, there is also gnumeric for exploration.
by Clair
Sun May 13, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: External Hard Drive - Kernel Panic
Replies: 16
Views: 6430

Re: External Hard Drive - Kernel Panic

I'm using an ION external 160GB HD powered via a Belkin USB Plus 4-port hub. All well on that front.
by Clair
Sun May 13, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: powered USB hub suggestions?
Replies: 22
Views: 9655

Re: powered USB hub suggestions?

I got a Belkin USB Plus Hub -- 4 ports - white and sucky blue, but it works just fine.
by Clair
Sat May 12, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: CEA vs DMT formats
Replies: 12
Views: 22426

Re: CEA vs DMT formats

<t>FWIW: I tried the above in config.txt as follows (Debian img):<br/> <br/> hdmi_group=2<br/> <br/> HTMI_DMT_XGA_60=0x10<br/> <br/> and when I rebooted I had NO monitor image. So use with caution and expect difficulties.<br/> <br/> My problem is I am using a Dell computer monitor (not a TV). The LX...
by Clair
Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Use Win32DiskImager to write Debian image to SD Card
Replies: 10
Views: 4511

Re: Use Win32DiskImager to write Debian image to SD Card

<r>Tass said: <br/> <br/> <br/> While there seem to be a lot of scattered topics on this issue (with varied results), I figured I'd create a tutorial with screenshots (hey, it passes the time - next week's a LONG way away!)<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://db.tt/rErZaVsX">http://db.tt/rErZaVsX</URL><br/>...
by Clair
Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Portable screens that dont cost an arm and a leg
Replies: 38
Views: 21743

Re: Portable screens that dont cost an arm and a leg

<t>Reading this entire thread, I may be off in la-la land here, but isn't the R-Pi supposed to work with a television? If so what about a cheap, small TV? I know it's way bigger than a cell screen, but hey, won't it work? I'm most interested in getting up and running as fast as possible. If I can co...
by Clair
Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Downloadable SD Card Images
Replies: 51
Views: 8980

Re: Downloadable SD Card Images

<t>I've read these three pages and have  to ask for help! Since the SD card OS won't be available at the same time as the R-Pi itself . . .<br/> <br/> Could there be, somewhere on the site, clear "dummy" instructions for<br/> <br/> 1. downloading the image file we need<br/> <br/> 2. instructions on ...
by Clair
Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Fun with Brandy BASIC
Replies: 9
Views: 3799

Re: Fun with Brandy BASIC

<t>I hope someone is still checking this topic! I need help. lol<br/> <br/> To get a head start for when I actually have my R-Pi, I've installed Brandy BASIC in Linux<br/> <br/> but I'm totally at sea after that -- and over the simplest thing. After searching for more than an hour (and of course aft...
by Clair
Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 207735

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

<r>Ahem - not that it's up there with arstechnica or gizmodo or eetimes, or, anything else for that matter -- But around the first of the month, I added a RPi page to my personal site:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.borderlinegeek.com/.....rry-pi.htm">http://www.borderlinegeek.com/.....rry-pi.htm</...
by Clair
Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 159668

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

<t>liz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> ... spending a week in Cornwall later this year looking for megaliths (I take the most astoundingly dull holidays, or so I"m told. ..<br/> <br/> Have you read Alfred Watkins' The Old Straight Track?<br/> <br/> If not, you are in for a treat. It is back in print, or was...
by Clair
Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: logo tweak
Replies: 13
Views: 2835

Re: logo tweak

As promised - logo with the one-leaf tweak:

by Clair
Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: logo tweak
Replies: 13
Views: 2835

Re: logo tweak

<t>In design work, sometimes a committee IS best.<br/> <br/> I like to hang stuff up and live with it for a bit - and I did originally lean to the one leaf.<br/> <br/> Have a long meeting today, but will readjust it when I get back. Thanks for the input.<br/> <br/> And, yes, it will be the right-lea...
by Clair
Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: logo tweak
Replies: 13
Views: 2835

Re: logo tweak

<t>I took the liberty of tweaking your site banner. (As a graphic designer, I couldn't resist!)<br/> <br/> Apologies if I have offended anyone. It was an act of love! lol<br/> <br/> I dithered around with whether to tweak one or both leaves, but since the design<br/> <br/> was already symmetrical I ...
by Clair
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: BASIC - more harmful than useful?
Replies: 899
Views: 147902

Re: BASIC - more harmful than useful?

<t>I'm in the BBC BASIC camp — remember all those wonderful mags and books with programs in them? I Ching, Black Jack, Bio-Rhythms, and most wonderful of all — John Conway's Game of Life. I'd have to dig mine out to find others; but if there is a chance that a fire will be lit, these little programs...
by Clair
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Those RPi Keyboard Stickers
Replies: 5
Views: 1597

Re: Those RPi Keyboard Stickers

The little one awaits a keyboard on which it will usurp the Windows key, and the keyboard awaits a Raspberry Pi into which it can plug.

I am ready when you are!

The big sticker will go on the enclosure (whatever that may be).
by Clair
Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3578
Views: 137482

Re: Introduce yourself!

<t>I muck about with all sorts of things. For pay, I teach graphic design and web design at a community college, and design web sites for artists.<br/> <br/> I got involved with computers in 1980 when, as a graphic designer I was asked to design ads and collateral for a small start-up company in Chi...
by Clair
Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: sales date?
Replies: 131
Views: 45528

Re: sales date?

Maybe you could give the subscribers here a heads up and let us get in and out the door  with a limit of ONE before you fling those doors wide for the huddled masses!?

Just a thought.
by Clair
Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Plea for the end-users and usability for R-Pi - SD card OS
Replies: 8
Views: 2053

Re: Plea for the end-users and usability for R-Pi - SD card OS

<t>Thanks much Melancholy -- you've made my day. BUT, this link is where I read what set me off:<br/> <br/> Beginners: Set-up<br/> <br/> That page goes on and on -- into all things I assume a beginning users would NOT want to deal with. Perhaps the fault lies in a mis-titling!<br/> <br/> Anyway, per...
by Clair
Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Plea for the end-users and usability for R-Pi - SD card OS
Replies: 8
Views: 2053

Re: Plea for the end-users and usability for R-Pi - SD card OS

<t>I'm sorry KME -- I read a great deal on the forum about SD-cards and Linux versions and understood that this was being left up to the end-user. All sorts of complex discussions about ISO images, and make, and installs -- etc.<br/> <br/> I must somehow have missed that this had been resolved and t...
by Clair
Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Plea for the end-users and usability for R-Pi - SD card OS
Replies: 8
Views: 2053

Re: Plea for the end-users and usability for R-Pi - SD card OS

<t>from the Raspberry-Pi 101 post:<br/> <br/> " Our first priority needs to be to the getting the Raspberry Pi into the hands of children who need them . . ."<br/> <br/> My question: why o why is there not going to be an available SD card OS -- $10-15USD at the most -- with basic Linux (LXDE spin)? ...

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