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by jdbennet
Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Need help getting Started
Replies: 12
Views: 2779

Re: Need help getting Started

Impossible to manufacture a case for £5 in small quantities. A box of air will cost you at least £50....

Unless you are making over 1500 a batch (after tooling costs - and with a 16 week lead time), its just not economical.
by jdbennet
Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Battery backup power
Replies: 33
Views: 58420

Re: Battery backup power

Why cant you just plug your mains->usb adapter into a UPS, instead of the wall?
by jdbennet
Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Pidora / Fedora
Topic: RaspberryPi-Fedora-Remix-17 Test image
Replies: 8
Views: 3750

Re: RaspberryPi-Fedora-Remix-17 Test image

zardoz99 wrote:What's in it? There is no indication of which kernel it's running off or what the fix level is that it's based on for the rest of the F17 ARM packages?

Z
This page is more informative:
http://scotland.proximity.on.ca/arm-nightlies/
by jdbennet
Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Removing Python 2.x ??
Replies: 12
Views: 2182

Re: Removing Python 2.x ??

Virtually anything gnome will break.
by jdbennet
Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: Show the ip addresses on i2c LCD on boot
Replies: 5
Views: 3481

Re: Show the ip addresses on i2c LCD on boot

Put in in /etc/init.d . It needs to be a bash script, with a shebang.

Then make a symlink to it it in RC[runlevel].d called S[priority 1-99][name]
by jdbennet
Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: CLI only - as I have no HDMI display
Replies: 12
Views: 5546

Re: CLI only - as I have no HDMI display

Serial dongle. Much better than trying to work out what its IP address is for SSH...
by jdbennet
Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Cambridge
Replies: 2
Views: 970

Cambridge

Anyone want to get together in Cambridge for a pi-event?
by jdbennet
Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: raspbian version
Replies: 11
Views: 35156

Re: raspbian version

Newer kernels sometimes need newer firmware, so its wise to do an rpi-update before a dist-upgrade
by jdbennet
Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3628
Views: 177841

Re: Introduce yourself!

Hi, Im James, 22, from the UK. I work as a software developer (doing embedded debian stuff every day). Im also a moderator on the DaniWeb forums. Got my pi about a month ago.
by jdbennet
Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Remove startx at start?
Replies: 13
Views: 35139

Re: Remove startx at start?

CCitizenTO wrote:Actually Run Level 1 is usually used as Single User, Command Line without Networking running. It's used for maintenance tasks since the single user is typically Root.
Yup. Basically for serious things i.e. you forgot root password, or need to repair HDD corruption.
by jdbennet
Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: NFS version not availlable
Replies: 5
Views: 2421

Re: NFS version not availlable

fabien wrote:Thanks for your answer.
How can I proceed to rebuild kernel ? I don't know how do that
Other than the installation part, the same as on desktop linux,

http://elinux.org/RPi_Kernel_Compilation

In the menuconfig stage, choose the options you want.
by jdbennet
Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Freezing while downloading big files by wget
Replies: 2
Views: 922

Re: Freezing while downloading big files by wget

Do you have a swap partition?
by jdbennet
Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: raspi-config and memory split
Replies: 4
Views: 4338

Re: raspi-config and memory split

I use the smallest split, as I just access it over a serial console, and it sits and runs a web server (no X installed)
by jdbennet
Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: NFS version not availlable
Replies: 5
Views: 2421

Re: NFS version not availlable

There is no kernel NFS support (at least not in my build), I had rebuild the kernel
by jdbennet
Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RCA composite video display
Replies: 15
Views: 51160

Re: RCA composite video display

My old CRT TV is working well with RP except that the resolution is too low and a lot of text / windows is out of the screen area. I have configured the config.txt file to use PAL. What else needs to be done ? Not much really. SDTVs have crap resolution. They only work at something like 640x480 (yo...
by jdbennet
Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Remove startx at start?
Replies: 13
Views: 35139

Re: Remove startx at start?

Hmm, what to change here:? # /etc/inittab: init(8) configuration. # $Id: inittab,v 1.91 2002/01/25 13:35:21 miquels Exp $ # The default runlevel. id:2:initdefault: # Boot-time system configuration/initialization script. # This is run first except when booting in emergency (-b) mode. si::sysinit:/et...
by jdbennet
Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Which Dongle
Replies: 6
Views: 1042

Re: Which Dongle

Dongle?

You mean a USB-Serial dongle?

Use one based on the Prolific PL(2303?) chipset.
by jdbennet
Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Expecting too much?
Replies: 6
Views: 2681

Re: Expecting too much?

Probably too slow for streaming - no e-sata and ethernet is not gigabit, everyting goes over the usb bus.
But OK for media backup. I use mine as a network-backup-server with a few USB dvd drives, NFS and Rsync.
by jdbennet
Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: /etc/inttab typo
Replies: 4
Views: 913

Re: /etc/inttab typo

Spindle is a tool (set of scripts and paches) to roll raspian images.

Cant you just plug your SD card into a linux PC and edit the /etc/inittab file to be correct?
by jdbennet
Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: adding a cooling fan?
Replies: 5
Views: 8686

Re: adding a cooling fan?

Its supposed to run hot. Normal operating temp is 40-60 degress, i believe.
by jdbennet
Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Remove startx at start?
Replies: 13
Views: 35139

Re: Remove startx at start?

Change the default runlevel in /etc/inittab?
by jdbennet
Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Barebones Debian install?
Replies: 5
Views: 3619

Re: Barebones Debian install?

Ive not tried it myself but its what the guy used for this which i have: http://www.linuxsystems.it/2012/06/rasp ... mal-image/
by jdbennet
Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Proxy Server
Replies: 16
Views: 158852

Re: Proxy Server

Squid needs *lots* of RAM, probably not suitable.

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