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by Kernel
Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Linux swap partition
Replies: 31
Views: 7777

Re: Linux swap partition

<r>It also says:<br/> <br/> <br/> since the advisability of swapping to SD is debated<br/> <br/> <br/> and from this topic: <URL url="http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....xip-kernel">http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....xip-kernel</URL><br/> <br/> shirro said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Best to think of the SD c...
by Kernel
Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: New RS Components email
Replies: 41
Views: 9051

Re: New RS Components email

<t>Grumpyoldgit said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Is this conversation still going on, over two weeks after the event? Melt down was inevitable but I'm not sure anything else could have been done about it. Has no-one ever tried to buy Festival or concert tickets on the day they are released. Even the new iPad...
by Kernel
Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card Benchmarks
Replies: 301
Views: 310921

Re: SD Card Benchmarks

<r>liam.lah said: <br/> <br/> <br/> As in the Nook Color benchmark thread <URL url="http://forum.xda-developers.co?t=1005633">http://forum.xda-developers.co.....?t=1005633</URL><br/> <br/> There were varying results. But with enough results there was a fairly clear result. Note that all but 2 of the...
by Kernel
Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS communication
Replies: 2
Views: 1187

Re: RS communication

<r>steviewevie said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Edit - I couldn't find it because it got moved to the Off Topic forum. That seems odd to me (sorry mods), because it's the kind of thing that's going to be missed there and hence get re-posted. And surely it's on topic ?<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.raspberr...
by Kernel
Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: For the Beginners
Replies: 21
Views: 4262

Re: For the Beginners

meltwater said:

Really...so the mouse jumped into the keyboard connection and the keyboard into the mouse connection without any help apparently...that was worth the walk across site then.
Ghosts in the machine
by Kernel
Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Issues with Fedora Mix distro - Element 14 have withdrawn download from site
Replies: 21
Views: 5600

Re: Issues with Fedora Mix distro - Element 14 have withdrawn download from site

Gert said:


I had two SD-cards from the same vendor (Kingston) but I have not yet found out what their speed is.

The 8Gbyte SD card was noticable slower running the same SW. (I run the Debian) Not sure yet why.



do you know what class they were?
by Kernel
Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Get Well Soon Liz !
Replies: 25
Views: 5161

Re: Get Well Soon Liz !

nabberuk said:


Kernel said:


Hot Ribena? Ewwwwww…..!


Hot Ribena with some honey. It's great for soar throats!

Get well soon!



I'm not particularly keen on honey either I'm afraid
by Kernel
Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Communication!
Replies: 65
Views: 8011

Re: Communication!

<t>Lynbarn said: <br/> <br/> HMRC, The Treasury and Defra for calculating worldwide import and export tax rates for electronic items.<br/> LOL but you forgot that considering the quality of some of ther staff at HMRC they wouldn't even know how to turn on a raspi nevermind use it!<br/> <br/> alexeam...
by Kernel
Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Ordered something else to fill the time
Replies: 65
Views: 17374

Re: Ordered something else to fill the time

Well I have an android phone so I downloaded a custom rom and flashed it onto my phone - but now that is done I'm not sure what to do now!

otherwise I have been collecting lots of cables, sd cards etc!
by Kernel
Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Availability of the Raspberry PI
Replies: 17
Views: 3994

Re: Availability of the Raspberry PI

<t>as stevie says I'm afraid you just have to wait in the queue <br/> <br/> However this doesn't stop you doing other things in the meantimes such as pricing accessories, coming up with marketing plans, cashflow projections, financing etc.<br/> <br/> Your project sounds very interesting and I hope t...
by Kernel
Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: New RS Components email
Replies: 41
Views: 9051

Re: New RS Components email

<t>robleady said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Kernel said:<br/> <br/> <br/> It was their fault (and Farnell's) - they were warned by the foundation that they would get lots of traffic and assured the foundation that they could cope - they couldn't<br/> <br/> <br/> ... and as has been discussed ad infinitum, "...
by Kernel
Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Which browser do you use?
Replies: 37
Views: 11379

Re: Which browser do you use?

MattHawkinsUK said:

Flash regularly crashes when I try using YouTube.
maybe try this: https://www.youtube.com/html5
by Kernel
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card Benchmarks
Replies: 301
Views: 310921

Re: SD Card Benchmarks

<t>delicious-pi said: <br/> <br/> Get the card i got from play, then you might hit the jackpot like me You could always sell the other cards on.<br/> Yeah I could - even if I ended up with the class 4 a class 4 ultra is probably better than a normal class4 anyway<br/> <br/> I could - I'll just keep ...
by Kernel
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card Dilema
Replies: 15
Views: 3780

Re: SD Card Dilema

delicious-pi said:

At least your computer can run windows aero
Yes!!
by Kernel
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exactly what is a Pi?
Replies: 65
Views: 12884

Re: Exactly what is a Pi?

<t>Daniel Ferreira said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Right…<br/> <br/> Then we can use it to calculate The Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.<br/> <br/> (should we add that to the list of possible uses ?)<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> yes lets network all the pi devices in the world...
by Kernel
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: OLD HDD Uses
Replies: 9
Views: 1786

Re: OLD HDD Uses

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> Those cables are great. Use mine all the time for recovering data off old drives, or shredding drives that need data deleted. Never tried it on the Raspi though - should have done, but see no reason why it won't work.<br/> Yeah they are useful I actually bought it when I ...
by Kernel
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Formatting/Restoring an SD Card?
Replies: 8
Views: 16515

Re: Formatting/Restoring an SD Card?

delicious-pi said:

Cool, let us know the outcome.

I think I have had enough for tonight - tomorrow I'll try writing fedora remix again and play around with this tool to wipe it and see what happens
by Kernel
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card Benchmarks
Replies: 301
Views: 310921

Re: SD Card Benchmarks

<r>delicious-pi said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Posted from my other thread<br/> <br/> 4GB version of this card<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.memorybits.co.uk/sh.....gu46/17800">http://www.memorybits.co.uk/sh.....gu46/17800</URL><br/> <br/> SanDisk 4GB Ultra (30MB/s) SDHC Class 6 Memory Card<br/> <br/> Th...
by Kernel
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Science Fiction
Replies: 82
Views: 17333

Re: Science Fiction

<t>MDC said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Does anyone else remember courage the cowardly dog?<br/> <br/> I think I have seen most of the episodes and it wasn"t until I looked back on them did I realise how freaky they were. They even did a parody of the exorcist.<br/> <br/> Just in case anyone doesn"t recall, ...
by Kernel
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card Dilema
Replies: 15
Views: 3780

Re: SD Card Dilema

delicious-pi said:


Through laptop memory card reader





well it is definitely better than the Kingston class 4 I bought

by Kernel
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card Benchmarks
Replies: 301
Views: 310921

Re: SD Card Benchmarks

<r><URL url="https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000OF2F36">https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000OF2F36</URL><br/> <br/> Kingston - Flash memory card - 8 GB - Class 4 - SDHC<br/> <br/> Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64Bit using DiskMarkX64.exe and internal card reader:<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <...
by Kernel
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Formatting/Restoring an SD Card?
Replies: 8
Views: 16515

Re: Formatting/Restoring an SD Card?

<r>delicious-pi said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I was in a similar situation to yours a couple of days ago.<br/> <br/> Run the hp disk utility tool and make sure the format is in fat32 and untick the quick format box, returned my card to stock state.<br/> <br/> Tool can be found here;<br/> <br/> <URL url="h...
by Kernel
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card Dilema
Replies: 15
Views: 3780

Re: SD Card Dilema

delicious-pi said:

I know, its a risk i thought ill take for £5. Was going to go for the one you posted or the standard blue sandisk class 4. Buying all these peripherals is going to cost more that the pi itself
Yeah I've bought quite a few things already!
by Kernel
Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card Dilema
Replies: 15
Views: 3780

Re: SD Card Dilema

<r>delicious-pi said: <br/> <br/> Nice find, went for the one in the op and this when it was £5<br/> <URL url="http://www.play.com/Electronic.....oduct.html">http://www.play.com/Electronic.....oduct.html</URL><br/> <br/> Only time will tell.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> nice though it is class 10 which ma...
by Kernel
Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Formatting/Restoring an SD Card?
Replies: 8
Views: 16515

Re: Formatting/Restoring an SD Card?

<r>I wrote the Fedora image to an SD card using the installer and Win32DiskImager - which I will post about in their respective topics.<br/> <br/> However what is the best way to<br/> <br/> a) clear a card for putting on a new image? i.e. debian and<br/> <br/> b) format a card so that it returns bac...

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