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by oztrailrider
Sat May 25, 2013 12:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Maker Fairey Tales - NOOBS and Pidora and Wayland, Oh My!
Replies: 53
Views: 16194

Re: Maker Fairey Tales - NOOBS and Pidora and Wayland, Oh My

What we actually need is the GPU to be accelerating the webgl in that web browser so that we can get on an build/use web apps. Indeed. And this is being worked on. But that is a different piece of work. Wayland will allow GL windows to be supported making proper GL desktop apps possible. I like the...
by oztrailrider
Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:38 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Alternative window manager
Replies: 6
Views: 5254

Re: Alternative window manager

You should be able to enter it into your ~/.xsession
by oztrailrider
Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Big open news!
Replies: 58
Views: 8769

Re: Big open news!

This is awesome news!. Well done the the Foundation and a big thankyou to Broadcom for releasing this source. I hope this is a sign of Broadcom and SoC vendors in general developing a more open attitude.
by oztrailrider
Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 256mb vs 512mb
Replies: 7
Views: 3512

Re: Raspberry Pi 256mb vs 512mb

AFAIK the only model you can buy now is the 512MB. 256MB modules are no longer used in production of the model B. Hope you get your Pi soon!.
by oztrailrider
Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why a shorter delivery date for farnell compared to RS
Replies: 4
Views: 1236

Re: Why a shorter delivery date for farnell compared to RS

It definitely seems like Farnell/Element 14 are either having less manufacturing issues or are receiving less orders at the moment. I just checked the E14 Australian website and there are 1800 sitting in stock ready for next day delivery. Down from 2100 a few days ago. It's nice to see good availabi...
by oztrailrider
Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:22 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 8000 interrupts per second when idle!
Replies: 141
Views: 55538

Re: 8000 interrupts per second when idle!

Any news on how the USB driver is progressing?. I see the latest firmware commit has just updated to the dwc_otg driver to version 3.00 in kernel 3.2.27.
by oztrailrider
Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:56 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 8000 interrupts per second when idle!
Replies: 141
Views: 55538

Re: 8000 interrupts per second when idle!

reggie wrote:Just a bump message to see whether gordons patches have made it into the repo/firmware yet?
There was this firmware commit back on July 6th which is related: https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware ... efb5653b09
by oztrailrider
Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi is missing keyboard events
Replies: 30
Views: 8463

Re: Raspberry Pi is missing keyboard events

Have you done a firmware update?. Also if you look at the underside of your keyboard can you tell me what the power draw is rated at?. Anything over 100ma is likely going to give problems on the Pi USB ports.
by oztrailrider
Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:16 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: performance
Replies: 10
Views: 4473

Re: performance

On the IRC channels, adama posted a link to his blog where he gathered additional performance information between Debian armel and Raspbian. I thought others might be interested in this information as well. http://www.memetic.org/raspbian-benchmarking-armel-vs-armhf/ Thanks for the link. There's de...
by oztrailrider
Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:14 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian on Raspberry Pi Front Page
Replies: 17
Views: 3728

Re: Raspbian on Raspberry Pi Front Page

This is great news!. Congratulations to Mike and Peter for all their hard work which has given us such a great distribution for the Raspberry Pi. I look forward to mucking around with the official image when it comes out.
by oztrailrider
Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No communication from Element14 Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 1683

Re: No communication from Element14 Australia

Vali wrote: Is Farnell/element 14 using AusPost or other delivery agent? At AusPost I can set-up a mail hold service to keep my mail locally.
They use standard Aus Post parcel post for delivery.
by oztrailrider
Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Use Lynx!
Replies: 28
Views: 20247

Re: Use Lynx!

I'll be keen to give links2 a go, I have been using elinks lately for command line web browsing however I find a lot of sites get formatted quite badly with links being wrongly placed in vertical columns etc.
by oztrailrider
Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:42 am
Forum: C/C++
Topic: C IDE/text editor for Wheezy
Replies: 18
Views: 20147

Re: C IDE/text editor for Wheezy

I quite like the jed text editor. I find it works well, has great syntax highlighting and auto-indenting for C. It also does not take a month of learning keyboard shortcuts to be useful. It somewhat reminds me of the old DOS edit.
by oztrailrider
Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian "Pisces" Image hangs on reboot
Replies: 23
Views: 5271

Re: Raspbian "Pisces" Image hangs on reboot

Wee hee! Today my raspi running Raspbian managed to reboot for the first time ever. I'm fully apt-get upgraded and running the latest rpi-update firmware. It even boots with root on a usb hdd. It's never been able to reboot sucessfully before. Don't know it it's any of the latest apt-get updates or...
by oztrailrider
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Donations for Raspbian
Replies: 32
Views: 9944

Re: Donations for Raspbian

Donated $15 USD to start.Thanks for all your effort with Raspbian Mike!.
by oztrailrider
Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card performance in R-Pi onboard slot
Replies: 289
Views: 160736

Re: SD Card performance in R-Pi onboard slot

I just did a firmware update and tested with a Sandisk 4GB Ultra Class 6 (advertised read speed of 30MB/sec). I used to consistently get read speeds of 4.44MB/sec when running hdparm -tT on this card. Since the firmware update I am now getting 19.5MB/sec so changes seem to have improved things by mo...
by oztrailrider
Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - power, usb etc
Replies: 19
Views: 4384

Re: First impressions - power, usb etc

Power certainly seems to be the most sensitive issue with the Pi, even down to cable choice. I imagine all of this should hopefully stabilise in time, perhaps some minor revisions to the hardware could help to alleviate this. I hope you manage to get it all working. Did you have any issues with the ...
by oztrailrider
Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS Online Message and Shipping Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 3381

Re: RS Online Message and Shipping Australia

To the OP - you should have received an e-mail with your projected delivery timeframe by now. Check your spam folder in your e-mail, a lot of the E14 e-mails get filtered to junk. If you can't find anything then I would contact E14 customer service to find out if they can give you any information. W...
by oztrailrider
Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: New Raspbian "Pisces" Image
Replies: 87
Views: 21976

Re: New Raspbian "Pisces" Image

ScoobyDoo wrote:Us oldie goldies :)

I still think the best way is the old way.. command line all the way.
Absolutely. I plan on using consoles or x terminals as much as possible. I am looking forward to giving Raspbian a go when my Pi arrives next week. The Pisces image is writing to my SD card as I type this :D
by oztrailrider
Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No RPi inside RPi box..
Replies: 37
Views: 10052

Re: No RPi inside RPi box..

Sounds like a really odd thing to have happened. I would have to think it's definitely an oversight at the packing stage. I would think it easy to not be able to tell the difference in weight between an empty box and a box with an R-Pi in it. Hopefully the posters above can get it sorted and get hol...
by oztrailrider
Thu May 31, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hello...I have Pi
Replies: 1
Views: 436

Re: Hello...I have Pi

Glad to hear you have your Pi. For the power supply you will ideally want something that is 5V/1A to make sure it will supply ample power to run the Pi. Most modern smartphone chargers are suitable. Good luck and happy hacking.
by oztrailrider
Wed May 30, 2012 3:55 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: New Raspbian "Pisces" Image
Replies: 87
Views: 21976

Re: New Raspbian "Pisces" Image

My Pi should be arriving in the next couple of days so I will be sure to try out this image on one of the SD cards I have bought for it. Looking forward to it, performance improvements sound promising.
by oztrailrider
Mon May 28, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A week off...
Replies: 14
Views: 3641

Re: A week off...

Hope you have a great trip and feel recharged when you get back.
by oztrailrider
Sat May 26, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What was your first computer?
Replies: 430
Views: 159575

Re: What was your first computer?

My first PC was a bit more modern than most of the machines the people in this thread first used. It was an IBM 286/AT with DOS 5.0. I remember the days of playing duke nukem and commander keen, as well as learning DOS commands from a book I bought. I also fondly remember the Model M keyboard. Great...
by oztrailrider
Wed May 23, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: ARM Laptops/netbooks
Replies: 7
Views: 2161

Re: ARM Laptops/netbooks

Have you considered the Efika MX Smarttop/Smartbook prducts?. They are made by Genesi and come with Ubuntu 10.04 by default. Freescale iMX515 800Mhz Cortex A8 powered. I have included a link below.

http://www.genesi-usa.com/products/smartbook

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