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by Chris.Rowland
Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Using a wired keyboard - pitfall
Replies: 5
Views: 1954

Re: Using a wired keyboard - pitfall

<t>bodgyuk said:<br/> <br/> <br/> Slot 0 goes connects directly to the  SOC via the protection fuses whereas slot 1 connects to the LAN9512 chip.<br/> <br/> <br/> Are you sure? My reading of the circuit is that for model B the direct connections to the lower USB socket, R36 and R37, are not present ...
by Chris.Rowland
Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Gambas
Replies: 86
Views: 16431

Re: Gambas

<t>Thanks for the install instructions they worked.  I had to load a lot of dependencies. I started using Synaptic but but finished off with sudo apt-get -f install.<br/> <br/> It then runs and I was able to try some programming.  My equivalent to Hello World is a temperature converter - between C a...
by Chris.Rowland
Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Trying to get an RTL8188CUS wireless USB NIC working.
Replies: 57
Views: 70060

Re: Trying to get an RTL8188CUS wireless USB NIC working.

<t>The File manager in the Debian image will not work, even if the root account has been unlocked. The unlock stuff doesn't seem to be built into it.  Leafpad won't write to a root file either.<br/> <br/> But once the root account has been unlocked Gparted will work, you get messages or password req...
by Chris.Rowland
Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to get multiple UARTS?
Replies: 13
Views: 14167

Re: How to get multiple UARTS?

<t>jeffy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Thanks Gert!<br/> <br/> I like simple <br/> <br/> As long as they retain their port assignment. I have not had problems with the USB-to-RS232 devices in the past... so perhaps it is the best way too.<br/> <br/> <br/> The best USB to RS232 adaptors I've found are the ...
by Chris.Rowland
Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Gambas
Replies: 86
Views: 16431

Re: Gambas

Thanks,

gdebi doesn't seem to be present on the default Debian Pi installation but synaptic should find it I suppose. Just heard mine is due the week of the 7th May but if I get the chance I'll try the QEMU version to see if it works with that.
by Chris.Rowland
Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Gambas
Replies: 86
Views: 16431

Re: Gambas

Sorry if this appears a silly question but how do you install it?

I know about using synaptic/aptitude to install packages from the official distribution but not installing from a stand alone program.
by Chris.Rowland
Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi already failed ?
Replies: 222
Views: 23024

Re: raspberry pi already failed ?

<t>lewmur said: <br/> <br/> <br/> tufty said: <br/> <br/> <br/> What, you mean like being told that dependency issues are a thing of the past and that anyone claiming otherwise is a troll? Nope, never noticed that <br/> <br/> <br/> Dependencies will definitely be an issue for *developers*.  But to c...
by Chris.Rowland
Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi already failed ?
Replies: 222
Views: 23024

Re: raspberry pi already failed ?

<t><br/> Joe Schmoe said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I think the Windoze people (and, in a somewhat different way, also the Mac people) have done a "better" job of stigmatizing the command prompt than the Linux people.  In many circles (and I'm guessing that of the OP and also his sock puppet who is posting ...
by Chris.Rowland
Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi already failed ?
Replies: 222
Views: 23024

Re: raspberry pi already failed ?

<t>I agree that there are more abusive sites than this one. Do we aspire just not to be the worst? That's a useful strategy if running from a hungry lion but I hope we could aspire to better than not being as bad as the worst sites.<br/> <br/> Going off and joining other sites just to abuse him seem...
by Chris.Rowland
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi already failed ?
Replies: 222
Views: 23024

Re: raspberry pi already failed ?

<t>Do you all realise how rude almost all of you come across as? It's what makes this forum an unpleasant place to be.<br/> <br/> If you post rude messages then YOU are being rude and that is your responsibility.<br/> <br/> Saying they deserve it is not a valid excuse (I have a much more graphic des...
by Chris.Rowland
Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Farnell
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Re: Farnell

<t>There's no magic that can make the number of Pi's required - about 30 times the number in the first batch - appear.  We have to wait for them to be produced. It's a shame but that's it.<br/> <br/> Both RS and Farnell have been trying to keep people informed, RS with emails and messages on their s...
by Chris.Rowland
Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Raspberry Pi Community
Replies: 20
Views: 1799

Re: The Raspberry Pi Community

<t>The OP has a point.  I find the signal to noise ratio on this group particularly poor.  There does seem to be an intolerance of beginners and a willingness to put people down, especially if they have an unpopular idea. Several of the answers in this thread are examples. I don't see this on other ...
by Chris.Rowland
Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: There's been so many discussions of so many different methods, it's hard to keep track. So, one big question:
Replies: 35
Views: 4071

Re: There's been so many discussions of so many different methods, it's hard to keep track. So, one big question:

<t>Batfrog said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Is it possible, through one way or another, for the Raspberry Pi to run modern x86 software.<br/> <br/> <br/> No.<br/> <br/> <br/> If not, is it conceivable that this support will come later as a result of official or community efforts?<br/> <br/> <br/> No never.<b...
by Chris.Rowland
Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Needed: a Nursery manual--
Replies: 40
Views: 4950

Re: Needed: a Nursery manual--

<t>It's my opinion that we need beginners to keep the people writing help honest - to say whan steps have been skipped and so on.<br/> <br/> So I suggest that you get started and have a go. Ask questions, that's how the experts will find out what's not clear.<br/> <br/> All I ask is that you do some...
by Chris.Rowland
Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Writing to, and backing up SD Card (Using Windows, Alternative Software)
Replies: 42
Views: 27412

Re: Writing to, and backing up SD Card (Using Windows, Alternative Software)

<t>A successfully written SD card will only show a small partition in Windows, about 75Mbytes in size.<br/> <br/> This is because the other partitions are Linux partitions and Windows can't read them.<br/> <br/> You can download an install a program that will read the Linux partition. There are a nu...
by Chris.Rowland
Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: *GUIDE* Debian Auto Login & StartX
Replies: 10
Views: 22471

Re: *GUIDE* Debian Auto Login & StartX

<t>That's really nice, thank you.<br/> <br/> Can I make a suggestion, could you add a few lines of explanation to say what you are doing. It would help people to understand what's going on.<br/> <br/> I guess that you are editing the inittab file and replacing the getty command with a login command ...
by Chris.Rowland
Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: External Battery that runs the Pi
Replies: 18
Views: 4482

Re: External Battery that runs the Pi

<t>A mobile phone charger for a car might be a good way to run a Pi off a battery. Just as with the mains chargers they should be regulated to provide the correct 5V supply.<br/> <br/> I've got a HP 314 sat nav that I use in the glider and that has 5V 1A chargers for both mains and 12V.<br/> <br/> T...
by Chris.Rowland
Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi already failed ?
Replies: 222
Views: 23024

Re: raspberry pi already failed ?

<t>Yes much worse.  There's a group of Linux zealots here who are arrogant, rude, exclusive and patronising. They are totally unhelpful - if anything their helpfulness is negative because they drive reasonable people away, so depriving us of their help.<br/> <br/> There's no shame in having no aptit...
by Chris.Rowland
Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Pidora / Fedora
Topic: Fedora ARM on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 266
Views: 99463

Re: Fedora ARM on Raspberry Pi

<t>From what I've heard the password issue is something to do with the default date if the system can't get the correct date from an NTP server. It assumes it will only be used connected to the internet.<br/> <br/> If you can get a different date into the system then the password stuff can be sorted...
by Chris.Rowland
Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: A word of warning on using cheap Micro USB cables.
Replies: 23
Views: 6066

Re: A word of warning on using cheap Micro USB cables.

<t>I've seen a power issue that looked exactly like a software error. The failure happened in exactly the same place, in exactly the same way and was completely reproducible - until I changed the power supply.<br/> <br/> What was happening was that the software operation caused a power surge at exac...
by Chris.Rowland
Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: racy_py
Replies: 39
Views: 4246

Re: racy_py

<t>I tried racy and it was fine, the best Linux I've used; it didn't get in the way. I used it to run Gparted to sort out the partitions on an SD card that's destined for a Pi - one day.<br/> <br/> The reason people may be struggling is because of the boot order that's set on a PC. I needed to go in...
by Chris.Rowland
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Recommended peripherals
Topic: Status of SD card compatibility - What should I buy?
Replies: 106
Views: 125126

Re: Status of SD card compatibility - What should I buy?

My hypothesis has been falsified - we're doing SCIENCE!!!

Does the fix to the kernel code only apply to the latest Debian code but not to the Arch code?
by Chris.Rowland
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is normal Debian a good start if you have no Pi yet?
Replies: 9
Views: 3441

Re: Is normal Debian a good start if you have no Pi yet?

<t>I don't understand why there needs to be so many different versions of Linux.  They all seem to be built using essentially the same core functions but with different front ends. They all seems pretty similar, but seem to be fundamentally different in that they all need different sets of applicati...
by Chris.Rowland
Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Recommended peripherals
Topic: Status of SD card compatibility - What should I buy?
Replies: 106
Views: 125126

Re: Status of SD card compatibility - What should I buy?

<t>I'm getting the impression that with the current Debian distribution the problems is more with large SD cards than with the class.<br/> <br/> Retroman reports that an 8Gb card works, I think the other messages I've seen saying they work are for 2, 4 or 8GB cards. I'm not sure what size rew is usi...
by Chris.Rowland
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Needed: a Nursery manual--
Replies: 40
Views: 4950

Re: Needed: a Nursery manual--

<t>To go back to the OP's request for a really absolute beginners manual...<br/> <br/> Making good manuals is incredibly difficult, especially at the beginner level. This is because experienced people don't even see what the problems are. They skip steps that are obvious to them but cause the beginn...

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