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by WizardOfOZ
Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Linux noob tutorials?
Replies: 20
Views: 3776

Re: Linux noob tutorials?

<t>Yep, you could use any compiler instead of tcc if available, though I don\'t think there is any other available in the linked simulator. The exact command line parameters may depend on the exact compiler used, though the syntax I used will work for getting started on most C compilers I can think ...
by WizardOfOZ
Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Linux noob tutorials?
Replies: 20
Views: 3776

Re: Linux noob tutorials?

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from Ampix0 on October 22, 2011, 14:05<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> I can\'t figure out how to compile/run google brought back a million different ways to do it O.O<br/> [/quote]<br/> ~ # tcc -o hello hello.c<br/> ~ # ./hello<br/> Hello World<br/> ~ #<br/> <br/> The command is me...
by WizardOfOZ
Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Linux noob tutorials?
Replies: 20
Views: 3776

Re: Linux noob tutorials?

<r>Ampix0,<br/> <br/> Do not despair, you are not alone in being frustrated by being in a maze of small Linux distributions, all different. The lack of standardization and documentation is something I hope the Raspi project may at least partway be able to avoid. This due to the hardware being fixed,...
by WizardOfOZ
Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power supply news!
Replies: 176
Views: 30439

Re: Power supply news!

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from hippy on October 21, 2011, 12:17<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> If the 5V / 3V3 switching regulators have simply been changed for 5V / 3V3 linear regulators I would still expect it to accept a reasonably wide range of input voltages ( limited by current draw and heating of the...
by WizardOfOZ
Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power supply news!
Replies: 176
Views: 30439

Re: Power supply news!

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from hippy on October 21, 2011, 11:56<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> (...) The only challenge is possibly 6V batteries ( 4x1.5V or \"6V\" SLA ); (...)[/quote]<br/> Feeding the +6V from the batteries through an inexpensive 1A rectifier diode, like an 1N4007 or similar, will shave ro...
by WizardOfOZ
Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power supply news!
Replies: 176
Views: 30439

Re: Power supply news!

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from asb on October 21, 2011, 11:32<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> See what Gert says in the document he posted:<br/> <URL url="http://www.scribd.com/doc/69700160/Rasp-Why-Does-It-Use-More-Power"><s>[url]</s><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.scribd.com/doc/69700160/Rasp ... More-Power">h...
by WizardOfOZ
Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power supply news!
Replies: 176
Views: 30439

Re: Power supply news!

<r>My feedback on this decision can be found <URL url="http://www.raspberrypi.org/?page_id=43&mingleforumaction=viewtopic&t=2.25#postid-11340"><s>[url=http://www.raspberrypi.org/?page_id=43&mingleforumaction=viewtopic&t=2.25#postid-11340]</s>here<e>[/url]</e></URL>, noticed this thre...
by WizardOfOZ
Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What have we missed?
Replies: 286
Views: 70192

Re: What have we missed?

<t>Another feature request, assuming this hasn't already been taken into consideration:<br/> <br/> Could we - pretty please with cherries and maple sugar on the top - get some *alternative* means of feeding +5V to the Raspi board, in addition to the recently announced micro USB connector?<br/> <br/>...
by WizardOfOZ
Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: [Request] Please add some more Ram, they are really cheap right now.
Replies: 95
Views: 18281

Re: [Request] Please add some more Ram, they are really cheap right now.

<r>Quote from vladhed on October 19, 2011, 23:47<br/> This was not "limited" support for X - it was the same X11R4 server the SCO UNIX (SVR3.2 based) 386 boxes were running.<br/> You may wish to read again what I actually wrote. *Closely*. <E>;)</E><br/> <br/> I said I was 85% certain my P133 machin...
by WizardOfOZ
Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 3D model of Raspberry Pi logo
Replies: 26
Views: 9831

Re: 3D model of Raspberry Pi logo

Open source 3D game fabrication platform with Linux support? Blender. Note the program is not just a ray tracing platform, there is also an integrated game engine.
by WizardOfOZ
Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Brooklyn High School Tech Class
Replies: 2
Views: 1612

Re: Brooklyn High School Tech Class

<t>Depends a bit on your time horizon I'd say.<br/> <br/> Right now we have relatively little information to go by. I'd consider waiting until the community have had a chance to get their hands on the Raspi for a bit. By then I suspect we will all have a much better idea of what the capabilities of ...
by WizardOfOZ
Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: [Request] Please add some more Ram, they are really cheap right now.
Replies: 95
Views: 18281

Re: [Request] Please add some more Ram, they are really cheap right now.

<r>Quote from kme on October 18, 2011, 15:24<br/> However a few things have actually appeared through time that is a sort of useful - like drag'n'drop and I have a really hard time to find a small Linux DE with this (...) <br/> ROX ? Haven't tested this myself though, please let us know how you get ...
by WizardOfOZ
Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: [Request] Please add some more Ram, they are really cheap right now.
Replies: 95
Views: 18281

Re: [Request] Please add some more Ram, they are really cheap right now.

<t>Compared to home PCs running Linux, then desktops haven't really added anything beyond bloat and eye candy since the mid 90'ties or so. A Pentium 133 running X back then could do the same as a modern desktop, save for any application actually requiring current day amounts of RAM or CPU power.<br/...
by WizardOfOZ
Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Important, and unasked question
Replies: 10
Views: 2898

Re: Important, and unasked question

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from jewesque on October 17, 2011, 21:11<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> Will it blend?<br/> [/quote]<br/> Of course it will. Blender can even be <URL url="http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:Manual/Render/Command_Line_Options"><s>[url=http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:Manual/...
by WizardOfOZ
Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: what will you name your pis?
Replies: 104
Views: 23014

Re: what will you name your pis?

*Checks notes*

Next machine to be connected to my private LAN will be 192.168.1.14 - \'Silicon\'.

Oh, and blue LEDs will be removed, boot sounds will be dealt with. Harshly. :)
by WizardOfOZ
Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: External USB disk drive as storage
Replies: 31
Views: 8177

Re: External USB disk drive as storage

<r>Anyone looking for a lightweight Linux distro might want to have a look at <URL url="http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/welcome.html"><s>[url=http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/welcome.html]</s>Tiny Core Linux<e>[/url]</e></URL>. Only x86 though.<br/> <br/> Have been tinkering with it t...
by WizardOfOZ
Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Break out board (GPIO, SPI, I2C, and UART)
Replies: 189
Views: 50947

Re: Break out board (GPIO, SPI, I2C, and UART)

<t>There is another potential issue with designing hardware for the I/O port at this point in time, in addition to the issues explained by hippy:<br/> <br/> If my understanding of the situation is close to accurate, then we may not even have software support in the Raspi for the I/O port on initial ...
by WizardOfOZ
Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Break out board (GPIO, SPI, I2C, and UART)
Replies: 189
Views: 50947

Re: Break out board (GPIO, SPI, I2C, and UART)

<t>There can be no schematic of such a board without the detailed hardware specifications for the Raspi board and the BC SoC. Those have not yet been made public by the hardworking Raspi team for reasons detailed elsewhere.<br/> <br/> Protection circuits made 'blindfolded', meaning without detailed ...
by WizardOfOZ
Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why not VGA port on the Rpi ?
Replies: 25
Views: 8363

Re: Why not VGA port on the Rpi ?

<t>Look for a monitor with a DVI-D connector instead of HDMI. HDMI is often marketed as a fairly high-end thing, and DVI-D monitors will usually be a fair bit less expensive. This even though HDMI and DVI-D carry the same signals, though with different connectors. A simple and inexpensive interface ...
by WizardOfOZ
Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: [Request] Please add some more Ram, they are really cheap right now.
Replies: 95
Views: 18281

Re: [Request] Please add some more Ram, they are really cheap right now.

<t>For what little it is worth, then I am typing this in the Seamonkey browser in PuppyLinux, running on:<br/> <br/> 350 MHz P-II.<br/> Asus P2B-DS motherboard, only one CPU slot populated (can try SMP if people desire).<br/> 128 MB of Kingston PC-100 SDRAM, as much as I could find in a hurry.<br/> ...
by WizardOfOZ
Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: [Request] Please add some more Ram, they are really cheap right now.
Replies: 95
Views: 18281

Re: [Request] Please add some more Ram, they are really cheap right now.

<r>If memory serves, then 256MB would have been a common memory size found alongside 700MHz P-III CPUs. Even when we got to the 1.266 GHz P-III 'Tualatin' models, it was quite hard to find motherboards, which supported more than 1 GB of RAM. Once I found one that did, I built around 20 such machines...
by WizardOfOZ
Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: An OS for the R-Pi created completely in assembly
Replies: 54
Views: 20025

Re: An OS for the R-Pi created completely in assembly

<t>Note that a minimal Forth system is fairly useless for a newcomer to the language. This is apparently true even if you implement the full ANS specification.<br/> <br/> There is at least one library project out there, which aims to make the language more palatable to newcomers. If my research a wh...
by WizardOfOZ
Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: [Request] Please add some more Ram, they are really cheap right now.
Replies: 95
Views: 18281

Re: [Request] Please add some more Ram, they are really cheap right now.

<t>Quote from Scribe on October 13, 2011, 20:53<br/> ... and a good few programs take ~10mins or more to compile on my 6-core overclocked 1090T x86_64 based CPU, not only will that time increase massively on embedded devices but with singles cores they'll become much less responsive during this proc...
by WizardOfOZ
Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What have we missed?
Replies: 286
Views: 70192

Re: What have we missed?

<t>Mounting holes.<br/> <br/> Specifically the round kind, able to pass an M3 machine screw as anything smaller may be hard to source for some. Unfortunately, once you add clearance for the screw heads and stand-off pillars below, then they will take up a significant fraction of a CC sized board.<br...
by WizardOfOZ
Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Break out board (GPIO, SPI, I2C, and UART)
Replies: 189
Views: 50947

Re: Break out board (GPIO, SPI, I2C, and UART)

<t>A few comments:<br/> <br/> *) Input protection diodes are not super effective in most cases. If the fault currents are high enough that you need external diodes above and beyond those on the chip, then you are most likely in trouble in any case. This is because the current from, say, a few I/O po...

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