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by cashaw
Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: "Screen" is very useful on the Pi !
Replies: 18
Views: 59890

Re: "Screen" is very useful on the Pi !

I've used it for many years, but was surprised when speaking to an "experienced" Linux developer* this morning that he had never heard of it. So I thought I would mention it here. * - It's always good that even though I may be getting long in the tooth, I can still surprise even the brightest young ...
by cashaw
Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: "Screen" is very useful on the Pi !
Replies: 18
Views: 59890

Re: "Screen" is very useful on the Pi !

Of course, but they are not accessible via SSH as I understand, I run my Pi headless.
by cashaw
Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: "Screen" is very useful on the Pi !
Replies: 18
Views: 59890

"Screen" is very useful on the Pi !

I am not sure if this has been mentioned before on this forum, but I always find 'Screen' is extremely useful for Linux boxes such as the Raspberry PI. 'Screen' is downloaded from the repositories with the command line - sudo apt-get install screen It allows you to create many terminal tty instances...
by cashaw
Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Reduced Read+write times to USB device when compiling
Replies: 8
Views: 1873

Re: Reduced Read+write times to USB device when compiling

Oh indeed, especially for the Openelec builds, you can stop the install anytime and restart from where you left off, this is what I have needed to do to reset the Pi each time it goes into the 'Go slow' mode.
by cashaw
Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:49 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Reduced Read+write times to USB device when compiling
Replies: 8
Views: 1873

Re: Reduced Read+write times to USB device when compiling

Heh ! I do have much time to wait, it's been going for days so far ad it's still plodding through building the tool chain and hasn't even started on Openelec yet. I did start building it on an Armv7 box I have but it failed to compile towards the end, some problem with libsquish that I need to look ...
by cashaw
Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Reduced Read+write times to USB device when compiling
Replies: 8
Views: 1873

Re: Reduced Read+write times to USB device when compiling

I'm still struggling with this, when the read+write to the USB stick goes slow, I can power down the Pi and the Hub, leave for five minutes, power up and reboot and the problem still remains. I can only seem to fix it by moving the USB stick from the Pi, back to the hub, remounting, wait until the p...
by cashaw
Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Reduced Read+write times to USB device when compiling
Replies: 8
Views: 1873

Re: Reduced Read+write times to USB device when compiling

Arr, now that's a possibility. When I first rebooted the Pi, I didn't power down the hub and the problem remained. The second time when I physically moved the USB stick then it would have reset whatever it was doing in it's firmware.

Thanks ! I will look into this.
by cashaw
Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Reduced Read+write times to USB device when compiling
Replies: 8
Views: 1873

Reduced Read+write times to USB device when compiling

I am currently attempting to compile Openelec on my Raspberry pi to a USB Sandisk cruiser stick partitioned as ext4. What I am finding is that as time goes on, the read+write access to the USB stick is slowing until after around 12 hours of running the Openelec build the read+write times are grindin...
by cashaw
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Struggling with compiling Openelec
Replies: 2
Views: 996

Re: Struggling with compiling Openelec

Hmm, got through the above problem by running the make again as the Pi user BUT the next problem came when it started trying to make symbolic links, looks like this is not supported on the FAT32 file system by USB stick is formatted against, so it looks like I will need to reformat it as ext4 and st...
by cashaw
Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:09 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Struggling with compiling Openelec
Replies: 2
Views: 996

Struggling with compiling Openelec

I have set myself the task to compile Openelec on my Pi, a bigger struggle than I had imagined but in jumps and starts I slowely seem to be getting there. I am compiling the code on a USB stick, however I am getting errors such as the below when I try to make the executable - 2012-06-08 08:53:55 (26...
by cashaw
Wed May 30, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can I SSH into the device without any initial setup?
Replies: 19
Views: 8646

Re: Can I SSH into the device without any initial setup?

This is exactly how I am doing mine, running blind so to say. No keyboard, mouse and only a WiFi dongle connected to the USB port and accessing it via SSH -X and tightvnc IF I ever want to see the desktop. So I only have a single power cable connecting to the Pi which can be hidden away out of sight.
by cashaw
Tue May 29, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: rpi-update
Replies: 70
Views: 19783

Re: rpi-update

Thanks all !!!

Everything seems to be working fine. In fact I am amazed that within an hour, I have setup VNC, setup a wifi adaptor and it is doing exactly what I ask of it!
by cashaw
Tue May 29, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: rpi-update
Replies: 70
Views: 19783

Re: rpi-update

OK, not sure what the root cause of the problem is but typing 'ldconfig' solved the issue for me.
by cashaw
Tue May 29, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: rpi-update
Replies: 70
Views: 19783

rpi-update

OK, slowly getting there with getting my Rpi up and running. But, when installing and running rpi-update for the first time, I am getting the below error. I've done a google and can find no mention of it, so does anyone have any ideas ? [email protected]:/usr/bin# rpi-update Raspberry Pi firmware upd...
by cashaw
Mon May 28, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi arrived !
Replies: 0
Views: 460

Pi arrived !

I got home tonight to find my Pi on my door mat ! This is amazing in itself as the standard Swedish letterbox is of a standard hight and width to only allow letters. Anything wider than a DVD in a Jiffy bag will not make it through the standard letterbox opening and must be therefore collected from ...
by cashaw
Fri May 25, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eric Schmidt, Raspberry Pi
Replies: 15
Views: 3637

Re: Eric Schmidt, Raspberry Pi

This is great news, it is just a shame that it now takes a foreign boss of a foreign company to come to the UK and launch this sort of initiative. Why is the Government not pushing forward it's own, similar initiatives ? Go back to the BBC Micro days when it was the Government driving computers into...
by cashaw
Tue May 22, 2012 5:34 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: New Debian images
Replies: 11
Views: 3698

Re: New Debian images

Great ! Thanks guys for the info.
by cashaw
Mon May 21, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: New Debian images
Replies: 11
Views: 3698

New Debian images

Bit of a newbie question, but reading these pages I see there is alot of work ongoing in building Debian images, compiling in further support to the kernel etc. But do these fixes ever get released to an updated Debian build for the RPi ? The one on the download page is listed as coming from 19th Ap...
by cashaw
Fri May 11, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 49247

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

<t>mtx512 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I'm not sure that the PI is the only answer to the problem. You can easily learn to program on a older PC using a multitude of programming languages, therefore this hasn't stopped the next generation of software developers  comming through. If you look at India who ...
by cashaw
Fri May 11, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 49247

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

Just a thought, since the Pi is comparable to a 300MHZ Pentium, a computer from around Y2K. If we loaded a version of Linux that was released around that time, would it run fine and dandy ? (Assuming it was all re-compiled to the Rpi's ARM architecture etc)
by cashaw
Thu May 10, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: An 11-year-old's perspective...
Replies: 20
Views: 5215

Re: An 11-year-old's perspective...

Feel happy and smug as much as you like ! This is what you guys set out to do many years ago and you have achieved it ! Congratulations !

Ignore us whinging old foggies

Congratulations to you and Eben and the other foundation members !
by cashaw
Wed May 09, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 49247

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

<t>Oh, and I don"t want to seem too negative, I love the Pi, foundation and all it is trying to achieve. But I have worked in product development and management for 15 years and fully believed in some of the products I"ve released, only to watch new users attempting to use them and see them fall at ...
by cashaw
Wed May 09, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 49247

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

<t>Well, I"d say Forum moderators should get preference because they are, indeed, actively promoting the Foundations goals. This promotion doesn"t just consist of dev time on the software on the board, it covers a vast array of "stuff that needs doing"<br/> <br/> Well if the forums goals are to enco...
by cashaw
Tue May 08, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 49247

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

<t>I would suggest that someone updates the FAQ on the foundations homepage which describes the Pi as a capable little PC etc.. I think this is stretching the reality a little.<br/> <br/> In response to the previous post, why should Forum moderators be preferential to get a Pi? unless they are activ...
by cashaw
Tue May 08, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Power Supply information
Replies: 7
Views: 4032

Re: Power Supply information

<t>Your iPAD power supply should be fine. It"s like your 13amp wall socket powering a table lamp (0.25 amps) . It doesn"t need all the current available, but the extra is there if needed.<br/> <br/> I would always recommend over specifying your USB charger rather than trying to match the specs exact...

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