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by dave j
Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Arm and SOC
Replies: 9
Views: 1168

Re: Arm and SOC

Let's say i want to build a NAS, similar to the d-link you mentioned. There's no way to find public available arm socs? So I can see if they can be suitable for my board or choose the closer one if I want to save the development of the SoC, even if I have to buy >100.000 units for a board. I'm usin...
by dave j
Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: BCM_PASSWORD
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Re: BCM_PASSWORD

If you look at this page it describes those bits defined in BCM_PASSWORD as being used to prevent accidental writes to some of the GPIO pin control registers. I assume in the code you've posted above they perform the same function for the GPIO clock registers (see the BCM2835 datasheet section 6.3).
by dave j
Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Legal Question on Raspbian
Replies: 34
Views: 4072

Re: Legal Question on Raspbian

Point them at gpl-violations.org and ask them if they are meeting their obligations under the GPL.

You could also contact gpl-violations.org and ask for advice.
by dave j
Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When can we expect the next version of Raspberry pi? #2
Replies: 18
Views: 3317

Re: When can we expect the next version of Raspberry pi? #2

I will reiterate that I don't think the Foundations purpose is to provide cheap gaming and media rigs for everyone. Our opening poster might be interested to know what was the best selling personal computer of all time. The Commodore C64. Yes that's right. So much for needing to upgrade your Soc ev...
by dave j
Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Making the windows key open the start menu?
Replies: 4
Views: 2213

Re: Making the windows key open the start menu?

LXDE treats the Windows key as a modifier, like Ctrl or Alt, and uses it for some existing shortcuts so it's not possible to detect when just that key has been pressed. It is possible to detect the Menu key on it's own and I've mapped that to open the 'Start' menu as a reasonable alternative. Edit t...
by dave j
Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: NSA spying and Raspberry Pi
Replies: 56
Views: 15777

Re: NSA spying and Raspberry Pi

In this case paper is better than SD card for storing sensitive data: it is harder to break into an appartement and find a peace of paper without leaving any traces, than to collect data from "NSA enhanced SD card"... Paranoic or realistic? Decide for yourself... :D :-) Storing data on paper can ha...
by dave j
Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: swap usage - never seen
Replies: 6
Views: 1050

Re: swap usage - never seen

Am I missing something? :?: Yes. The software you're running doesn't need as much memory as you think it does. Look how much is being used for buffers and cache - Linux will automatically use memory for buffers and cache if it's not needed for other purposes. Your performance might be limited becau...
by dave j
Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Memory distribution.
Replies: 4
Views: 650

Re: Memory distribution.

The image you loaded onto the card was for a 2Gb card so it's not using all the space. You can fix this easily as follows:

Log in and enter: sudo rasp-config

This will bring up a menu, with an Expand Filesystem option. Select this and it will update your system to use the whole of your card.
by dave j
Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: filesystem corruption - unstable raspberry
Replies: 18
Views: 4002

Re: filesystem corruption - unstable raspberry

Please, what is over-clocking and how to close it? Overclocking runs the chips faster than they normally go. It's disabled by default, so if you don't know what it is you are unlikely to have enabled it. If you want to be sure, you can change the setting by entering the following into a command pro...
by dave j
Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: font size
Replies: 4
Views: 7677

Re: font size

You can configure which font gets used for the console in /etc/default/console-setup. I've set the relevant entries to: CODESET="Uni2" FONTFACE="TerminusBold" FONTSIZE="14x28" Which is quite large but you can find the available fonts in /usr/share/consolefonts/ and try them out without having to reb...
by dave j
Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Python Software Foundation needs help with trademark dispute
Replies: 1
Views: 1063

Python Software Foundation needs help with trademark dispute

Given the importance of Python to the Raspberry Pi, I thought the Foundation, and others here, might be able to help with this. There is a company in the UK that is trying to trademark the use of the term "Python" for all software. The Python Software Foundation need help in getting the trademark cl...
by dave j
Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Chumby developer building open source laptop
Replies: 0
Views: 928

Chumby developer building open source laptop

Interesting bit of open source hardware aimed at home built laptops although it could obviously be used for other things. It's still at the prototype stage so don't hold your breath. Specs. include: Quad core Cortex A9 processor Vivante GC2000 GPU Up to 4Gb DDR3 RAM on a SO-DIMM SATA II 2 ethernet p...
by dave j
Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: MB with SATA and 1 GLAN - possible??
Replies: 32
Views: 27522

Re: MB with SATA and 1 GLAN - possible??

Have you seen the TonidoPlug2?

SATA, 1Gb LAN, also has WiFi - all in a box with a 2.5" enclosure.
by dave j
Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Amiga "Boing Ball" for Raspberry PI
Replies: 10
Views: 1918

Re: Amiga "Boing Ball" for Raspberry PI

I downloaded riscos but did not o much with it other than watch it boot. Would I be able to run that demo? My keyboard did not work but now I have one that works with riscos... Thanks I don't see why not - it was just Basic after all. You'll have to find a copy first though - I haven't got one any ...
by dave j
Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Amiga "Boing Ball" for Raspberry PI
Replies: 10
Views: 1918

Re: Amiga "Boing Ball" for Raspberry PI

mahjongg wrote:Great, I remember all Amiga's competitors brought out their own "boing ball demo's" to show they could to it too, notably the Atari ST, but others too.
The Archimedes version was called "A Meagre Demonstration" because it was written in Basic. :)
by dave j
Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glibc libraries
Replies: 3
Views: 766

Re: Glibc libraries

If you can't find a precompiled package for You'll probably be better of compiling it from source.

There are instructions here and you can download the latest source from here.
by dave j
Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glibc libraries
Replies: 3
Views: 766

Re: Glibc libraries

That version number indicates it has been compiled for the ARM v7 architecture. The Raspberry Pi only has an ARM v6 architecture chip so it won't work.
by dave j
Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Help for RISC OS on the Pi
Replies: 25
Views: 6443

Re: Help for RISC OS on the Pi

Directories starting with ! contain applications and the application is run when they are double clicked rather than the directory opened. You can open them by holding shift while double clicking. Once you've opened the !boot directory, there is a another called Loader which is the FAT32 partition. ...
by dave j
Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: Framebuffer Offset
Replies: 3
Views: 2265

Re: Framebuffer Offset

Yes you can. As an example, the following code change to the triangle.c example resizes and positions the GLES display area on the screen. In the init_ogl() function, change it to match the following: // create an EGL window surface success = graphics_get_display_size(0 /* LCD */, &state->screen_wid...
by dave j
Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Importance of built-in Wifi
Replies: 15
Views: 6242

Re: Importance of built-in Wifi

I don't remember at all needing the internet to learn how to write code when I was a kid I didn't use it when I learnt, because it hadn't been invented. But I use it ALL THE TIME now. It's obviously not essential, but it makes thing a LOT easier. Same here, but I can think of two reasons why a Pi w...
by dave j
Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: OpenGLES
Topic: Best way to time this chip?
Replies: 6
Views: 6660

Re: Best way to time this chip?

If this is for your glUniformMatrix4fv problem, the driver guys will want a minimal program that demonstrates the problem. That makes sure a) they can reproduce the exact circumstances that cause the problem rather than guessing what you've been trying to do and b) they have an easy way to tell if t...
by dave j
Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: VIA's entry into the low cost computer market
Replies: 102
Views: 14472

Re: VIA's entry into the low cost computer market

Bah. All this talk about gedit, nano, ed/edlin, etc. - and not one mention of vi yet? Unthinkable. VI is, after all, the correct editor. What is wrong with you people? OK, I'll mention vi. I had to use it a lot at one time, and it never, ever felt natural to me. Typically, when I tried to edit a fi...
by dave j
Sat May 05, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I've got Two helping of PI!
Replies: 4
Views: 1544

Re: I've got Two helping of PI!

<t>Jim Manley said: <br/> <br/> <br/> This is the kind of team spirit I've been hoping to see from the teeming masses of Little Pi-sters (to play on Lady Gaga's "Little Monsters" moniker for her rabid fans).<br/> <br/> Many thanks to those lucky early double-recipients who are helping developers to ...
by dave j
Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi datasheet ?
Replies: 32
Views: 10005

Re: Raspberry pi datasheet ?

<t>Montala said: <br/> <br/> <br/> It is not my intention to start a personal argument here, although I think you will find that most genuine requests for help from 'newbies', and 'others' for that matter, are answered sympathetically and without hostility.<br/> What I think annoys some people is th...
by dave j
Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Alternative?
Replies: 5
Views: 2643

Re: Raspberry Pi Alternative?

Some people have far too much time on their hands.

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