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by breaker
Thu May 09, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: How to get RPi for schools from Google Grant
Replies: 6
Views: 1972

Re: How to get RPi for schools from Google Grant

Now I know Coder Dojo exists, awesome! I wonder if the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would sponsor stuff like this....
by breaker
Thu May 09, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So the firmware is volatile?
Replies: 6
Views: 1366

Re: So the firmware is volatile?

So is the CPU hard wired to read the first byte of whatever is on the SD card? So you could, say have some custom ARM binary code run at power on that say, displays something on the screen, and not load an OS? Just thinking about this because I had a friend who took an old PC and coded a floppy to d...
by breaker
Thu May 09, 2013 4:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RaspBerry Pi(e) Model C (imaginations & wants)
Replies: 431
Views: 150696

Re: RaspBerry Pi(e) Model C (imaginations & wants)

Altoids are the only product of that general size, with a hinged lid, that can be found in almost any store.

But I would want an insulating layer under the board in case of shorts.

Round your own corners with tools.... carefully?
by breaker
Thu May 09, 2013 3:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Old Game Ultima IV
Replies: 3
Views: 913

Re: Old Game Ultima IV

I like this game, is this on a certain emulator?
by breaker
Thu May 09, 2013 3:14 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Computer Science Networking
Replies: 43
Views: 9828

Re: Computer Science Networking

For an edge of network firewall box, I hear PFSense is good.
by breaker
Wed May 08, 2013 1:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Synchronize RPi with another computer over FTP
Replies: 8
Views: 2953

Re: Synchronize RPi with another computer over FTP

No, but the client source code is available. Server probably not. https://filezilla-project.org/ I have no idea if the required libraries have Raspbian packages: https://wiki.filezilla-project.org/Client_Compile ncftp is not bad from the terminal, but, again, I have not checked if it is a Raspbian p...
by breaker
Tue May 07, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Slow files transfer via samba
Replies: 5
Views: 3947

Re: Slow files transfer via samba

Hi, I know you are doing SAMBA, but consider FTP, it is by nature faster.
by breaker
Tue May 07, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So the firmware is volatile?
Replies: 6
Views: 1366

Re: So the firmware is volatile?

And is loaded every time because there is no form of ROM nor NV-RAM, correct? (i.e. volatile)
by breaker
Tue May 07, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Connecting RPi directly to PC ethernet port
Replies: 38
Views: 81502

Re: Connecting RPi directly to PC ethernet port

If you can ping 8.8.8.8 then you are reaching the internet, if you can ping www.google.com then your Pi can resolve domain names, if not you can add a line to /etc/resolv.conf nameserver 8.8.8.8 save /etc/resolv.conf and try ping www.google.com again. This may not persist on a reboot, if you need th...
by breaker
Tue May 07, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Armel SD Card Setup
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Re: Armel SD Card Setup

Formatting has no bearing, it gets wiped anyway when you prepare the SD card, how did you write the distro to the SD card?
by breaker
Tue May 07, 2013 7:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So the firmware is volatile?
Replies: 6
Views: 1366

So the firmware is volatile?

I am curious, I think I may have heard the answer somewhere...

The GPU firmware and the kernel are loaded into RAM each boot instead of being stored on some type of ROM? So it is more like...a binary blob loaded from SD?
by breaker
Tue May 07, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Screen blanks intermittently
Replies: 4
Views: 2024

Re: Screen blanks intermittently

You try these?:

Code: Select all

config_hdmi_boost=4
hdmi_force_hotplug=1
http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting# ... put_at_all

I know it says "No HDMI output at all" but worth a try perhaps.
by breaker
Tue May 07, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Telephone Robocalls
Replies: 3
Views: 1322

Re: Telephone Robocalls

What is the best way to prevent these robocalls? 1) Sign up all your phone numbers on the National Do Not Call List, it doesn't expire, non-profits are exempt. You can file a complaint with them also. https://www.donotcall.gov/ 2) Get a person on the line by saying hello or pressing whatever key on...
by breaker
Tue May 07, 2013 2:00 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: No sound over HDMI at all
Replies: 1
Views: 677

Re: No sound over HDMI at all

The fix depends a bit on your Raspbian version (with the firmware I believe)

The troubleshooting wiki is good, and check this discussion:

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... io#p344209
by breaker
Tue May 07, 2013 1:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I suggest merge some sub-forums
Replies: 0
Views: 311

I suggest merge some sub-forums

Maybe merge basic setup and usage with troubleshooting because people ask the same things in both places. A lot of mouse clicks can be avoided, lol.
by breaker
Tue May 07, 2013 1:47 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: STICKY: Setting up HDMI output when video output is wrong.
Replies: 558
Views: 969942

Re: Setting up HDMI output

Now I know how to find out which modes my television can accept, please point me to the list of which modes the RPi can output, thanks! http://elinux.org/RPiconfig#Video :-) Thanks! OK, I did see that list, but something made me question for a moment whether it was a master list of all possible HDM...
by breaker
Tue May 07, 2013 1:44 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Bank Holidays?
Replies: 0
Views: 443

Bank Holidays?

I saw the wall and that it was a bank holiday. I had to look it up. Typically a day off, huh? Lucky, lol.

Just an ignorant non-UK person here, lol.
by breaker
Mon May 06, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: THE DEAD PI STORE.
Replies: 48
Views: 77358

Re: Introducing the Pi Store!

Hi, the Pi Store comes with the latest Raspbian, bravo. However I clicked download on something (after I registered), then it shows a list of my library or whatever it is called (I forgot exactly, I'm on a PC atm)... but there is nothing listed there, and if it downloaded a book to the Pi, I don't k...
by breaker
Mon May 06, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Possible to show *'s as I type my password?
Replies: 3
Views: 790

Re: Possible to show *'s as I type my password?

I would try adjusting the keypress repeat rate, as detailed here: http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting#R-Pi_does_not_respond_to_key_presses_.2F_Keyboard_randomly_repeats_key_presses If the keyboard doesn't behave well in general, even after said adjustment, maybe check second hand shops for an old...
by breaker
Mon May 06, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Window size,can´t change back
Replies: 3
Views: 1418

Re: Window size,can´t change back

Hi, do you mean one particular window on the gui, or the entire desktop? If it is the entire desktop, there is the /boot/config.txt file (Raspbian): http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting#Big_black_borders_around_small_image_on_HD_monitors The issue they call overscan is perhaps applicable. I hope t...
by breaker
Mon May 06, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: STICKY: Setting up HDMI output when video output is wrong.
Replies: 558
Views: 969942

Re: Setting up HDMI output

Good information, I should have read it earlier for troubleshooting my sound over HDMI issue. At the start of the thread it was stated not all HDMI modes are supported by the RPi. Now I know how to find out which modes my television can accept, please point me to the list of which modes the RPi can ...
by breaker
Mon May 06, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: HDMI Sound Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 22054

Re: HDMI Sound Issues

Yes, I agree the sound over HDMI issue can be tricky. I just got my RPi model B rev.2 and put 2013-02-09 Raspbian on it. Sound didn't work with the default configuration when I attached the HDMI cable to my Olevia 232-S13 HDTV. Finding out why it wasn't working, and how to fix it was a winding path,...
by breaker
Mon May 06, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Sandisk SDSDB-016G-A11 16Gb Class 4 SDHC card works fine.
Replies: 0
Views: 538

Sandisk SDSDB-016G-A11 16Gb Class 4 SDHC card works fine.

Used latest Raspbian on a rev. 2 Model B RPi, fyi. I didn't see it on the eLinux.org SD card wiki, so I thought I would post here.

This guy also used this model SD card; http://www.dankohn.info/ongoing_projects.html

cheers!
by breaker
Mon May 06, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: sandisk SDSDU-016G-A11 sd card?
Replies: 1
Views: 622

Re: sandisk SDSDU-016G-A11 sd card?

Yes, it works.
by breaker
Mon May 06, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Good projects for nerds?
Replies: 3
Views: 1131

Re: Good projects for nerds?

I saw a kit and a guide for a solar powered ftp server. That was interesting to me. What interests you?

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