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by Mr.Dave
Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer
Replies: 557
Views: 260072

Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Would it be possible to add XBian to the OS selection?
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 35&t=12893

Would be great to have XBian and normal Desktop distro running as dual boot

Thanks
by Mr.Dave
Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution
Replies: 612
Views: 231659

Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

just tried out 0.3 release, and it works really smooth like all others have said, but i have had trouble adding my samba shares. I cant do it through xbmc, but i have to add a separate sources.xml that i have saved from other xbmc releases manually. It wont even pull up ANYTHING in my workgroup if ...
by Mr.Dave
Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Interfacing (DSI, CSI, I2C, etc.)
Topic: Ready-made GPIO-RS232 cable
Replies: 48
Views: 38076

Re: Ready-made GPIO-RS232 cable

I bought my USB 2.0 to RS232 TTL Converter Module PL2303 from eBay to unbrick my router about a year ago

Image
by Mr.Dave
Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The Unofficial Raspberry Pi Manual
Replies: 47
Views: 25421

Re: The Unofficial Raspberry Pi Manual

I think its a great idea, it would definitely come in handy for my own learning

Is the first page meant to be in Latin or did my computer do something weird ? :D
by Mr.Dave
Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution
Replies: 612
Views: 231659

Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Enjoying release 0.3, very smooth and fast, I forgot to edit the overclocking settings this time but everything booted and worked fine so whatever was reduced since 0.1 has worked as I couldn't boot without dropping the OC in 0.1 :) Going to try some HD movies and samples today, trying to play full ...
by Mr.Dave
Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ATX PSU to power a PI
Replies: 19
Views: 11277

Re: ATX PSU to power a PI

AndrewS wrote:
alexeames wrote:Not as bizarre as on the early firmware where the Pi used more power when off than when on. :lol:
That's just popped a bizarre disaster-movie scene into my head:
"Oh no, we're running out of power..!"
"Quick, run round and switch ON all the raspberry pis."
:D
:D haha
by Mr.Dave
Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution
Replies: 612
Views: 231659

Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Koenkk wrote:
Mr.Dave wrote:Trying version 0.3 now :)

Unfortunately on a 2GB MicroSD......

Does anyone know where I put my 8GB MicroSD ? I have a feeling it was "somewhere safe" :D
Maybe ur raspberry pi was hungry ^^
:D It shouldn't be hungry, it's made of Raspberry Pi !
by Mr.Dave
Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution
Replies: 612
Views: 231659

Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Trying version 0.3 now :)

Unfortunately on a 2GB MicroSD......

Does anyone know where I put my 8GB MicroSD ? I have a feeling it was "somewhere safe" :D
by Mr.Dave
Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution
Replies: 612
Views: 231659

Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

dom wrote:
Mr.Dave wrote: Maybe I have to boot with the composite only in
Yes. The switch only happens on boot.

Thanks Dom, I`ll give that a go today
by Mr.Dave
Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution
Replies: 612
Views: 231659

Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Ahaa, the old sneaky appearance settings trick :p Thanks One last thing, how do I swap between HDMI and Composite out? Sometimes I`ll need to hook it up to my old CRT TV thanks again System -> Settings -> System -> Video playback[/quote] Is that the "Enable LCD/VFD" setting ?[/quote] I think the ra...
by Mr.Dave
Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution
Replies: 612
Views: 231659

Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

System -> Settings -> Appearance -> International :) Ahaa, the old sneaky appearance settings trick :p Thanks One last thing, how do I swap between HDMI and Composite out? Sometimes I`ll need to hook it up to my old CRT TV thanks again System -> Settings -> System -> Video playback Is that the "Ena...
by Mr.Dave
Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution
Replies: 612
Views: 231659

Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

System -> Settings -> Appearance -> International :) Ahaa, the old sneaky appearance settings trick :p Thanks One last thing, how do I swap between HDMI and Composite out? Sometimes I`ll need to hook it up to my old CRT TV thanks again System -> Settings -> System -> Video playback lol I'm gonna lo...
by Mr.Dave
Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution
Replies: 612
Views: 231659

Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Koenkk wrote:
System -> Settings -> Appearance -> International :)
Ahaa, the old sneaky appearance settings trick :p Thanks

One last thing, how do I swap between HDMI and Composite out? Sometimes I`ll need to hook it up to my old CRT TV

thanks again
by Mr.Dave
Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution
Replies: 612
Views: 231659

Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

How to set British summer time ? My clock is 1h slow even though its set to the correct timezone and Ive even installed ntupdate with no luck, cheers You can set this within xbmc Really? Could you point me in the right direction, I have been through all the settings and am either blind or its not t...
by Mr.Dave
Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution
Replies: 612
Views: 231659

Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

How to set British summer time ? My clock is 1h slow even though its set to the correct timezone and Ive even installed ntupdate with no luck, cheers
by Mr.Dave
Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution
Replies: 612
Views: 231659

Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

This image has created the Pi Media Centre I was hoping for, looking forward to any improvements / tweaks in future release
by Mr.Dave
Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution
Replies: 612
Views: 231659

Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Just tested this. Works very well but have a couple of issues. 1) The default overclock didn't work on my pi. I had to comment out the sdram overclock in config.txt or it would hang shortly after starting up. 2) I can see console text in the black bars behind the video when video is playing. Its fi...
by Mr.Dave
Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sound over HDMI problem
Replies: 2
Views: 1115

Re: Sound over HDMI problem

texy wrote:A few hints in this thread :
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... ilit=numid

Texy

Thanks, I`ll have a read through it all
by Mr.Dave
Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution
Replies: 612
Views: 231659

Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

XBian 0.1.1 is out! (.img is a little bit smaller now so it will fit on all 2gb sd cards) http://xbian.blogspot.nl/ , hope you like it! Is there a desktop environment in this? I tried hitting Exit but it ended on a black screen Fastest image I have tried so far and plays some HD videos Raspbmc coul...
by Mr.Dave
Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution
Replies: 612
Views: 231659

Re: XBian - Small, Fast, Lightweight XBMC solution

Can't I installthis on an existing raspbian sdcard? I really don't want to create a new imag efrom scratch. Will this be available via apt-get? It will not be available on a source. This is an edited version of raspbian. But if you really want to try this you can make a image of your current sd car...
by Mr.Dave
Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sound over HDMI problem
Replies: 2
Views: 1115

Sound over HDMI problem

So my Pi arrived today :D And managed to edit /boot/config.txt to get fullscreen 1080p without too much trouble Next was to get audio over HDMI, which I have tried numerous guides and managed to get samples to play via Terminal commands, but mp3's in VLC player do not play audio via HDMI I've tried ...
by Mr.Dave
Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied
Replies: 775
Views: 138578

Re: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied

Parcelforce Express24 is not 24 hours if sent on a Friday unless the sender pays for Saturday delivery so my Pi will be here on Monday instead

Status: Out for Delivery (Which I take as loaded onto the van for tomorrow)
by Mr.Dave
Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer
Replies: 557
Views: 260072

Re: Berryboot v1.1 - Boot menu / OS installer

Perfect timing :)

Looking forward to trying this on Monday :D
by Mr.Dave
Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Farnell VS RS delivery times
Replies: 143
Views: 28682

Re: Farnell VS RS delivery times

@Mr. Dave: mine is 94xxx but still nothing. Is there a way to contact RS? [email protected].com. Please quote your full name, email address, activation code and order reference in this email to enable us to answer your query quickly. Please ensure you have read all of our FAQ’s prior to submitting ...
by Mr.Dave
Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied
Replies: 775
Views: 138578

Re: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied

Ordered my Pi on June 22nd , just got my Parcelforce email today: You have a shipment being sent from RS COMPONENTS LTD that is due to be despatched on 27/07/2012 using our Express 24 service :D 95xxx :) Thanks for reply. So, it seems that RS is speeding things too, isn't it? Hi I wonder if this is...

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