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by nick.mccloud
Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Powerbank
Replies: 1
Views: 1273

Re: Powerbank

It says it's USB so it should be OK but it's not a sure thing. It could last up to 10 hours.
by nick.mccloud
Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi = busted, yay.
Replies: 34
Views: 5359

Re: Pi = busted, yay.

Zarni wrote: Not overly pleased that issues like this seem so prevalent.
About 25,000 in the wild, two/three reports on here, not exactly what I'd call prevalent.
by nick.mccloud
Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Why not program on x86 desktop?
Replies: 60
Views: 12308

Re: Why not program on x86 desktop?

@nick I see. Yeah careless mistakes do happen. But that can be avoided if just install a separate OS on another partition for this. Still no specific need for another computer. ( I mean the Pi isn't very easy to set up than, say, dual booting) If you are happy doing that then go ahead and do it. So...
by nick.mccloud
Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Promo Video
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Re: Raspberry Pi Promo Video

Very cool!
by nick.mccloud
Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: Custom images?
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Re: Custom images?

You are welcome to upload images somewhere and then link to them here. Please check back to answer questions that arise when people try them out!
by nick.mccloud
Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ordered on 21.5. "Despatch expected within 3 weeks"
Replies: 65
Views: 10333

Re: Ordered on 21.5. "Despatch expected within 3 weeks"

I ordered 17th May and it arrived a couple of weeks later.
by nick.mccloud
Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD 1Gb
Replies: 7
Views: 1732

Re: SD 1Gb

There aren't any 1Gb images available at present so you will need at least a 2Gb card.

Once you are up and running you can then configure things to use a Pen/Flash drive for more storage.
by nick.mccloud
Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Are RS really shipping 4 weeks later than Farnell?
Replies: 3
Views: 1410

Re: Are RS really shipping 4 weeks later than Farnell?

The problem both companies have, but particularly RS, is that expressions of interest do not turn in to orders. So they notionally allocate a Pi, send out an order code and then have to wait a few days to see if it's taken up. If yes, then that's one Pi less in the queue, if no, they can then offer ...
by nick.mccloud
Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Why not program on x86 desktop?
Replies: 60
Views: 12308

Re: Why not program on x86 desktop?

That and there is no chance you can trash the family photo collection.
by nick.mccloud
Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 356
Views: 116540

Re: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi

Most of that 1.9Gb is thin air - a side effect of the way that dd works
by nick.mccloud
Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Repair service in Hong Kong
Replies: 2
Views: 1138

Re: Repair service in Hong Kong

It's not feasible at a cost or an engineering level to fix a board - it will need to be returned - you will need to contact RS to arrange a replacement.
by nick.mccloud
Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Won't boot on 3/5 SD cards
Replies: 8
Views: 1764

Re: Won't boot on 3/5 SD cards

Results vary but reports of cards not working tend to be classes higher than 6 and capacities higher then 8Gb so your results aren't entirely untypical. Inclusive or exclusive? Will it work with 6 and 8GB? Good question, can't answer - I've a SanDisk class6 4Gb and a clutch of class 4 8Gb but I don...
by nick.mccloud
Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Won't boot on 3/5 SD cards
Replies: 8
Views: 1764

Re: Won't boot on 3/5 SD cards

Results vary but reports of cards not working tend to be classes higher than 6 and capacities higher then 8Gb so your results aren't entirely untypical.
by nick.mccloud
Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Have rs kept some stock back for returns
Replies: 13
Views: 2372

Re: Have rs kept some stock back for returns

My Pi has become faulty one of the gold pins in the SD slot have broken away. do i have a defective pi or is this something that is happening to other peoples pi? Have been waiting months for the arrival and in two days is broken :cry: Contact your supplier to get an exchange. If you choose to do i...
by nick.mccloud
Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Nope, that isn't it, yet...
Replies: 16
Views: 2753

Re: Nope, that isn't it, yet...

@rurwin: it is the power supply of a nokia n97. There it worked flawlessly. So it should do with an RPi as well. Providing some volts to charge a phone is one thing, being a stable power supply providing at least 700mA at 5v is another. Please don't dismiss our experience with troubleshooting, we g...
by nick.mccloud
Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: dd: /dev/rdisk2: Invalid argument
Replies: 11
Views: 22150

Re: dd: /dev/rdisk2: Invalid argument

1. Mac OS is based on BSD so some minor differences - like needing a lower case M

2. Best to use /dev/disk2 rather than /dev/rdisk2 - can't say why particularly but that's what the disk utility reports as the disk names when asked.
by nick.mccloud
Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Australian setup
Replies: 1
Views: 3774

Re: Australian setup

For best results you will need to have the Pi component side down is it is properly orientated with Cambridge where it was designed :D
by nick.mccloud
Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Learning by Programming a Game together
Replies: 6
Views: 2542

Re: Learning by Programming a Game together

Nice wallpapers!

Like the game idea - sounds a bit like Frozen Synapse - by AS3 do you mean a Flash based game?
by nick.mccloud
Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: General RS Posts
Replies: 125
Views: 12123

Re: RS has been a disappointment :/

There have been many many different opinions - the challenge for RS & Farnell was the sheer volume of enquiries and unfortunately a few poor souls have fallen through the cracks. Have you tried ringing them?
by nick.mccloud
Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Strange Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 1064

Re: Strange Problems

It may be a power issue getting the keyboard to run properly - have you another power supply you can try?
by nick.mccloud
Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Review
Replies: 18
Views: 4328

Re: Raspberry Pi Review

I'm not sure how useful it is for a review of something from the publications own perspective unless they put some context on it. That is, if you are an end user gadget fanbois mag, why bother reviewing something not designed for your audience as if it were. Engadget have told their readers that it ...
by nick.mccloud
Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No RPi inside RPi box..
Replies: 37
Views: 9886

Re: No RPi inside RPi box..

To me it sounds like a supplier pulled a fast one :( Interestingly libellous! Perhaps you'd care to expand on your theory? Any time you get to sit and stuff hundreds of do-hickies in to bags & boxes every day for minimum wage you'll feel for these people. When (and I do occasionally) I have to stuf...
by nick.mccloud
Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Turn off LEDs?
Replies: 8
Views: 15016

Re: Turn off LEDs?

faker_ wrote:
nick.mccloud wrote:Hack the kernel or one of the Pi particular modules - that's what turns them on & off.
Is this also true for the power LED?
No, that's hard wired to 3.3v:

http://www.raspberrypi.org/wp-content/u ... s-R1.0.pdf
by nick.mccloud
Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Cut/Copy/Paste
Replies: 8
Views: 25705

Re: Cut/Copy/Paste

I think the OP was that he has a command in a text file and needs to run it. As there is no copy & paste at the command prompt, the simplest thing to do is to turn it in to a script file. Edit it and put #!/bin/bash at the top of the file, save it, make it executable with chmod +x filename and then ...
by nick.mccloud
Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Turn off LEDs?
Replies: 8
Views: 15016

Re: Turn off LEDs?

Hack the kernel or one of the Pi particular modules - that's what turns them on & off.

https://github.com/raspberrypi

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