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by jecxjo
Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Experiences with FreeBSD/ARM?
Replies: 5
Views: 2147

Re: Experiences with FreeBSD/ARM?

There was also a lengthy discussion on the FreeBSD devel mailing list where a group talked about what would be needed to get a port running. The biggest issue they had on starting was the fact that all of the GPU code was distributed in binary blobs which pretty much makes it not possible to port un...
by jecxjo
Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Cross compiling?
Replies: 22
Views: 79178

Re: Cross compiling?

It gets you a few steps closer. Once you follow the steps to install the cross compiler for your desktop's distro you should have a compiler along the lines of: /usr/bin/arm-unknown-linux-gnueabi-gcc or /opt/local/bin/arm-unknown-linux-gnueabi-gcc So to make this simpler we'll just make a little hel...
by jecxjo
Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Installing software on Linux - Chrome and Adobe Acrobat
Replies: 7
Views: 8944

Re: Installing software on Linux - Chrome and Adobe Acrobat

There are quite a few, though I don't typically run Debian so at the moment I can't tell you which are in their repo but check out: xpdf, evince, zathura, mupdf, okular, epdfview
by jecxjo
Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:01 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Putty via FTDI
Replies: 5
Views: 2217

Re: Putty via FTDI

It could be multiple things and of course I don't have my PI on and with me at the moment. First check to make sure that your /etc/inittab file shows an instance of getty is running for the port. (Sorry cant tell you the expected layout at the moment) I have a couple TS-7800 at my desk at work, I ca...
by jecxjo
Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:50 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi Date setting
Replies: 10
Views: 6971

Re: Pi Date setting

This issue is due to the fact that the RPI has no battery backed Real Time Clock (RTC). It was stated in an FAQ or one of the many posts by the RPI team but it comes down to the fact that an RTC and a battery would have taken up a lot of room on the board. Installing an NTP client and scripting it t...
by jecxjo
Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Where are My Documents
Replies: 6
Views: 1826

Re: Where are My Documents

A "My Documents" directory is nothing standardized. Depending on what GUI you'd install, how you'd configure it, etc. dictates where this directory would exist, if at all. What type of setup are you running and what application were you using that prompted your request for this directory?
by jecxjo
Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Arch
Topic: systemd-tools and udev are in conflict
Replies: 12
Views: 12973

Re: systemd-tools and udev are in conflict

I knew I should have recorded what I did to clear this issue up. Its actually straight forward and typical type of situation when you use Arch. The problem is that some files were previously controlled by one package and now is controlled by a new package. So for instance the lines: hwids: /usr/shar...
by jecxjo
Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: System Clock?
Replies: 11
Views: 8334

Re: System Clock?

If you look in the BCM2835 documentation Chapter 12 covers the System Timer internal to the CPU. This is the peripheral you'd use to calculate time changes on your system. There is a 64-bit free running counter and if you were to catch the interrupt when this is triggered, do a little math based on ...

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