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by nick.mccloud
Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Arch
Topic: How to access the RPi, see boot screen?
Replies: 5
Views: 1797

Re: How to access the RPi, see boot screen?

You should see something on the TV. However it may be that your Pi isn't booting for some reason - check out this troubleshooting guide:

http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting
by nick.mccloud
Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Parcel force epic fail!
Replies: 29
Views: 6928

Re: Parcel force epic fail!

RichardUK wrote: I think what you should be saying is, how come given where I live they can deliver in good time yet people who live 30 mins walk from the depot have to wait 7 days!
If I were to have words put in my mouth, I'd say "Sh*t happens, chill dude"
by nick.mccloud
Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: stupid question on power
Replies: 20
Views: 5628

Re: stupid question on power

By this logic would it be safe to say that it's perfectly acceptable to connect the Pi to any power supply with a 5V rail (ATX, XBOX, whatever) as long as a fuse is fitted and polarity is correct? Almost, it would be OK to connect it to the 5v rail of a power supply as long as the polarity is corre...
by nick.mccloud
Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Parcel force epic fail!
Replies: 29
Views: 6928

Re: Parcel force epic fail!

I live in the middle of bl**dy no where - not quite Scotland but suffice to say it's half an hours drive to anything that resembles a supermarket. The electronics business needs regular supplies. I know the post woman and the half-a-dozen courier delivery drivers and they always deliver - which when...
by nick.mccloud
Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mhz
Replies: 24
Views: 3639

Re: Mhz

nathanrussell wrote:Isn't 700 Mhz a bit small to run a word processor like openoffice?
Works fine for me. Takes a few seconds to load but once it's there I can type just fine. Alternatively you can try AbiWord.
by nick.mccloud
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Java script
Replies: 8
Views: 1535

Re: Java script

Google knows
by nick.mccloud
Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Flashing images on a mac.
Replies: 3
Views: 1603

Re: Flashing images on a mac.

It will support SDHC - have you unmounted the drive before dd'ing?

See http://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup -scroll down to the Mac section
by nick.mccloud
Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Java script
Replies: 8
Views: 1535

Re: Java script

What do you mean by use? For browsing use Chromium. For programming, prepare in Geany & test/run in Chromium
by nick.mccloud
Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: rpi-update
Replies: 70
Views: 18729

Re: rpi-update

It also updates module files aka drivers plus the developer sdk files - your own files remain untouched and in theory if the update is borked it should still startup as all the important stuff is in the kernel.
by nick.mccloud
Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Disk cloning and or data recovery device
Replies: 6
Views: 4054

Re: Disk cloning and or data recovery device

A Definite Possible but I'm Not Sure what drivers you'd need ;)

Out of the box it can cope with ext & FAT, adding in NTFS drivers shouldn't be hard. Depends on how automated you want it and how far you want to go with scripting things.
by nick.mccloud
Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Issue installing rpi-update
Replies: 6
Views: 1671

Re: Issue installing rpi-update

sudo wget http://goo.gl/1BOfJ -O /usr/bin/rpi-update && chmod +x /usr/bin/rpi-update It was a cute idea but should of been: sudo wget http://goo.gl/1BOfJ -O /usr/bin/rpi-update && sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/rpi-update As the second command (run on success of the first, hence the &&), doesn't pick up th...
by nick.mccloud
Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How many hours on a 5v/10000mAh
Replies: 9
Views: 8031

Re: How many hours on a 5v/10000mAh

Figures posted on the boards here suggest 4/500mA. So 10,000 / 500 = 20 hours - assuming the battery remains at full potential after it's first few cycles, which is unlikely.
by nick.mccloud
Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Pidora / Fedora
Topic: Filling up my SSD
Replies: 1
Views: 1803

Re: Filling up my SSD

Search your drive for *.img - you should come up with 1.5+Gb files with appropriate names - if you delete them the worst case is that you have to redownload them - alternatively you could compress them.
by nick.mccloud
Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No RPi inside RPi box..
Replies: 37
Views: 9997

Re: No RPi inside RPi box..

A search of the forum reveals: Try emailing [email protected] with either [email protected] or [email protected] in the title.
by nick.mccloud
Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Debian6-19-04-2012 source, firmware and tools
Replies: 6
Views: 1674

Re: Debian6-19-04-2012 source, firmware and tools

Er, the whole point of Git is that you can extract out a point in time - it's a fully functional source code management system. What's not clear however is if you are looking for the code that created the kernel (and indeed, why - context always helps in answering questions). Or if you want the inst...
by nick.mccloud
Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: root ssh by default on new debian image
Replies: 4
Views: 5631

Re: root ssh by default on new debian image

Rename the boot_enable_ssh.rc file on the FAT partition to boot.rc and the Pi will automagically start up SSH for you.
by nick.mccloud
Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: looking for in-kind donation of a public server
Replies: 14
Views: 3403

Re: looking for in-kind donation of a public server

How much disk space is required?

I take it you'd prefer state side as well?
by nick.mccloud
Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Booting but not going anywhere else
Replies: 11
Views: 1609

Re: Booting but not going anywhere else

Joe Schmoe wrote:Out of curiosity, would just running rpi-updater in the first place have solved the whole issue?
Not if he did it from Windows.
by nick.mccloud
Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Quantity Orders (When)
Replies: 30
Views: 4885

Re: Quantity Orders (When)

Only the distributors can answer definitively but I'd be thinking at least three more months to clear the backlog.

If you have a trade account with Farnell there is nothing stopping you putting lots of orders for singles through.
by nick.mccloud
Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unable to setup Dynamic DNS to access Pi
Replies: 8
Views: 1353

Re: Unable to setup Dynamic DNS to access Pi

Are you aware that you will need to forward ports from your router to the Pi?

If not, then research on that would be your best bet.
by nick.mccloud
Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No RPi inside RPi box..
Replies: 37
Views: 9997

Re: No RPi inside RPi box..

rmoriz wrote: RS seems not to be able/handle customer service well. I order with digikey and mouser regularly and it's like a day/night difference. srsly, WTF! :x
You have a statistical sample of 1 - hardly conclusive.
by nick.mccloud
Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - power, usb etc
Replies: 19
Views: 4340

Re: First impressions - power, usb etc

For the power supply I have tried 3 different ones: Apple iPod charger (originally supplied with a 4g iPod 20gB Photo), rated at 5v, 1.0A. Actual voltage across TP1/TP2 4.82v. Issues with keyboard repeats preventing logging in, so couldn't measure the voltage when running the GUI. Apple iPad charge...
by nick.mccloud
Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi Power Supply
Replies: 38
Views: 17970

Re: RPi Power Supply

It was a mistake to fit a micro-USB connector for power. I think the logic was that most kids have a modern cell phone so they could use the charger. As far as I can tell Micro-USB is exclusively for cell phones. International take up of the Pi has overtaken some of the original design decisions - ...
by nick.mccloud
Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Basic question hard drive
Replies: 4
Views: 2362

Re: Basic question hard drive

Looks fine to me - however 2Tb is a hell of a lot of space for a Pi unless you are going to use it for video playback or as a file server.
by nick.mccloud
Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RP in China
Replies: 34
Views: 3901

Re: RP in China

I'm sure someone has - and they'd of done it via the RS / Farnell links on the home page.

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