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by poglad
Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISCOS (from a post on the Android forum)
Replies: 3
Views: 1844

RISCOS (from a post on the Android forum)

In a perfect world RISCOS might have complemented the available processing grunt a little better, but unfortunately it doesn't have the large userbase essential to a "community" project, or the level of compatibility yet. ...and it never will, perhaps. It took just 5 minutes reading this thread htt...
by poglad
Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: Project: Android JB 4.1 with Hardware acceleration
Replies: 126
Views: 96204

Re: Project: Android JB 4.1 with Hardware acceleration

I don't actually see /any/ benefit in using Android over Linux, even if it was ready to go now, let alone putting aside other stuff to make it work. Your opinions may vary, of course. It will probably be of more educational value than Plan9, possibly RISC OS too, and they are available for the Pi. ...
by poglad
Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Hello World tutorial in IDLE wont run.
Replies: 7
Views: 1712

Re: Hello World tutorial in IDLE wont run.

If the brackets are making a difference, perhaps you're running the wrong version of IDLE? There are two, remember - probably labelled IDLE and IDLE3. Try it in "the other one".
by poglad
Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: apt-get upgrade-dist today?
Replies: 6
Views: 1637

Re: apt-get upgrade-dist today?

Yep, I don't even use NetworkManager. I didn't have it installed. The upgrade installed it (along with a bunch of other stuff, e.g. bluetooth and 3G broadband and stuff), and then reported that I didn't have a NetworkManager.conf file... and no longer connected to my wi-fi. I considered uninstalling...
by poglad
Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: apt-get upgrade-dist today?
Replies: 6
Views: 1637

Re: apt-get upgrade-dist today?

This is really weird. I restored my SD card from back-up, and this time I just did apt-get update and apt-get upgrade. It upgraded a handful of packages, and said that LXDE had been "kept back." So I tried a manual upgrade of LXDE, using apt-get upgrade lxde, and it told me that 83 new packages woul...
by poglad
Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: apt-get upgrade-dist today?
Replies: 6
Views: 1637

apt-get upgrade-dist today?

I did an apt-get upgrade-dist today, and it came back with an absolute shedload of updates. I let it do its thing, then did a sudo sync and a sudo reboot, and now it has started piping up about there being no NetworkManager.conf. It has also ceased to connect to my wifi. :cry:
by poglad
Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Java
Topic: a quick performance comparison of java on raspbian
Replies: 39
Views: 37797

Re: a quick performance comparison of java on raspbian

For the purposes of this thread, that's not a "really dumb way" it's an ideal way, because it can easily be translated into different languages. You could start using algorithms and library features that will be better suited to each language, but then you're comparing apples and oranges and it lose...
by poglad
Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Overclocking
Replies: 1125
Views: 585737

Re: Overclocking

Thanks for the detailed tests, @chrysler000... although the variance between boards means that there's no guarantee those results can be reproduced. Having said that, I like the way you listed the individual tests.
by poglad
Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: SSD1306 OLED display from Adafruit
Replies: 1
Views: 1506

SSD1306 OLED display from Adafruit

Thanks to some good work done by others, I was able to get my Chip-8 emulator to send its output to one of Adafruit's tiny OLED displays. Turns out to be quite hard to video it with a phone camera, but I've uploaded to YouTube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLSVpYoHBaI
by poglad
Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Overclocking
Replies: 1125
Views: 585737

Re: Overclocking

Thanks dom. But at the moment I'm getting minimum 800 MHz and maximum 1000 MHz with ondemand scheduling - which strikes me as better than a flat 800 MHz. Will my hack cause any major issues, or should I be able to get away with it?
by poglad
Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New products soon?
Replies: 11
Views: 6502

Re: New products soon?

It seems that the one hard and fast rule of rules that the Foundation are sticking to their guns over is the 35/25 pricing - whatever extras they might be able to give us in future, the price won't shift. And for this I applaud them. :)
by poglad
Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Overclocking
Replies: 1125
Views: 585737

Re: Overclocking

A quick question for dom... apologies if it's already been answered earlier. In my config.txt, I've got ondemand turbo settings - arm_freq at 1000, etc. - and the ondemand scaling is working fine in that regard. Before the ondemand governor came along, I used to have my Pi overclocked at 800 MHz and...
by poglad
Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Run Pygame without Starting X?
Replies: 15
Views: 8406

Re: Run Pygame without Starting X?

Yes. I wrote my first bit of pygame Python code this week, without any intention of using X. I ran it from the command line and it ran perfectly - then out of curiosity I ran it from within X, and was surprised to find it launched in its own little window. So I've come to it from the opposite direct...
by poglad
Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cooling?
Replies: 11
Views: 4233

Re: Cooling?

All very interesting. I usually see 45C reported initially on the panel thingy in LXDE, and it usually rises to 54C without much encouragement. I've seen it hit 65C on one occasion. The Pi is in a Cyntech case, and the case is invariably warm to the touch, but none of this bothers me really as the R...
by poglad
Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Camera module! (And a picture of JamesH)
Replies: 431
Views: 150278

Re: Camera module! (And a picture of JamesH)

It grieves me to say it, but I think you're about to receive one of those very short "sorry but no" replies. :-(
by poglad
Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cyntech case - quick review
Replies: 10
Views: 8388

Re: Cyntech case - quick review

Superb!
by poglad
Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: HID for wireless KB/Mouse?
Replies: 23
Views: 8321

Re: HID for wireless KB/Mouse?

I think it might be MK520 not just K... it works like a dream anyhow.
by poglad
Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Bare metal, Assembly language
Topic: Bare Metal ZX81 emulator
Replies: 30
Views: 9257

Re: Bare Metal ZX81 emulator

:|
by poglad
Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Suitable moter and battery for the GertBoard
Replies: 6
Views: 1165

Re: Suitable moter and battery for the GertBoard

Gert implied in another thread that driving a motor with < 9V power into the motor controller is unlikely to work.
by poglad
Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Unable to connect to device by name, but can by IP
Replies: 9
Views: 1832

Re: Unable to connect to device by name, but can by IP

If you haven't changed anything on the Pi, then perhaps something has changed on your main computer. I had this problem at first - I had installed avahi on the Pi so that it shared its name as wildcat.local, and I was able to remote to it with that name. Later, I found I couldn't. Turned out I had u...
by poglad
Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: HID for wireless KB/Mouse?
Replies: 23
Views: 8321

Re: HID for wireless KB/Mouse?

Any updates on this? I'm getting exactly the same problem - we must have the same set up, as mine is vendor 040B as well. I noticed that it says "# of interfaces : 1". Could this be why only the keyboard is working? I would have expected it to report 2 interfaces, one for keyboard, one for mouse. UP...
by poglad
Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cyntech case - quick review
Replies: 10
Views: 8388

Re: Cyntech case - quick review

I just wanted to add a postscript here, to say that when I unscrewed it and took the Pi out and then put it back in carefully, I was able to make the case fit together perfectly. With such a close fit, it's important to pay attention to the bits that might be slightly different on your Pi (i.e. the ...
by poglad
Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Dalek case
Replies: 2
Views: 1648

Re: Dalek case

Fantastic! I've a black version of this bubble bath bottle somewhere. Of course, having started it, you realize that you MUST now make the dalek ears light up when LED flashes... :lol:
by poglad
Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard Testing
Replies: 11
Views: 2072

Re: Gertboard Testing

Works perfectly with 9V thanks!
by poglad
Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: "Adafruit" version of Pibow case for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 2362

Re: "Adafruit" version of Pibow case for sale

...just sold for £52. :shock:

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