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by poglad
Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Oh boy... RISC OS on Pi!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 5301

Re: Oh boy... RISC OS on Pi!!!

I just booted up RiscOS for the first time this evening... wow it's fast. Bloomin' eck it's fast, isn't it? I mean... wow. :o :lol: Haven't written any BBC Basic since 1986, but I seem to recall there being an inline assembler back in the day. So I guess we can get real down and dirty where it count...
by poglad
Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Case Project: Dedicated ZX Spectrum Emulation Machine
Replies: 16
Views: 11786

Re: Case Project: Dedicated ZX Spectrum Emulation Machine

Yup, but it comes up with an error message saying "(fuse:2064): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display" Make sure you're running it as root? I use fuse-sdl and have to put sudo in front. It's a lovely emulator. My favourite on Windows is Spectaculator but fuse does a great job. As for the homebrewed s...
by poglad
Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: opensource videodriver
Replies: 27
Views: 8296

Re: opensource videodriver

@ghans Thanks, got it. 8-)
by poglad
Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Bare metal, Assembly language
Topic: Bare Metal ZX81 emulator
Replies: 30
Views: 9377

Re: Bare Metal ZX81 emulator

Wow this is superb, only just noticed it here. Don't worry about the keyboard line handling - a ZX81 keyboard membrane is a tenner off eBay! Even if you get it working via a USB keyboard, you should retain the possibility of connecting a real membrane as an option! :lol: Do you get the nice load/sav...
by poglad
Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: opensource videodriver
Replies: 27
Views: 8296

Re: opensource videodriver

I was taking it easy. It was a 'real' question - what do you mean by 'real' driver? [/quote][/quote] Real Driver = the bit that Broadcom thinks is worth money and isn't releasing LOL :lol: In my experience, stuff that's protected and worth lots of money is usually more "real" in some way or another...
by poglad
Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: D5 and Motor controller not working
Replies: 9
Views: 2079

Re: D5 and Motor controller not working

Thanks Gert - checking! 8-)
by poglad
Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: STICKY: New to RISC OS? Read this!
Replies: 83
Views: 196268

Re: New to RISC OS? Read this!

6) Remote access is a bit tricky... it's not a server OS, after all. If you ever drop into single tasking mode (eg hit F12 by mistake), the server won't get CPU time and your connection will die. VNC works after a fashion. It's a GUI-heavy OS so, while you can use the command line (there are telnet...
by poglad
Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: STICKY: New to RISC OS? Read this!
Replies: 83
Views: 196268

Re: New to RISC OS? Read this!

Ahhh - and there was me thinking that USB wi-fi support was one of the things you were finishing before releasing. :| That, and headless access should really be a priority IMHO. Quite a while back I remember someone asking about ssh. No doubt there are ways of doing this, and vnc/rdp sessions, but i...
by poglad
Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: D5 and Motor controller not working
Replies: 9
Views: 2079

Re: D5 and Motor controller not working

I'm using Wheezy Raspbian as OS. Is there any way to check that GPIO18 is being switched to it's alternate PWM state for the motor test? Okay, I'm going to answer this with a Yes. You just connect GPIO18 through a resistor to an LED on a breadboard - take the Gertboard out of the equation for the m...
by poglad
Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: opensource videodriver
Replies: 27
Views: 8296

Re: opensource videodriver

Official line was that it was a breakthrough release that would be highly enabling - but the response from others who appear to know what they're talking about has been a resounding 'meh'. :|
by poglad
Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard Software in Python - Released
Replies: 80
Views: 21645

Re: Gertboard Software in Python - Released

Well I think you're doing a grand job, and it makes it really easy to experiment with the Gertboard demos from within Adafruit's WebIDE. I didn't really mean to be critical of the original C code - I know Gert has delivered a lot with almost no time/resources to spare - but I think his original aims...
by poglad
Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard Software in Python - Released
Replies: 80
Views: 21645

Re: Gertboard Software in Python - Released

@pmj1979 Can you detail what changes might be made and where to fix the LED1 issue when it script first starts? You don't need to - by restructuring the code, Alex has eliminated the problem! My extra wait line was just a workaround. If someone were to translate the Python back into C, the problem ...
by poglad
Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Gertboard Software in Python - Released
Replies: 80
Views: 21645

Re: Gertboard Software in Python - Released

The leds.c one has a buglet in it anyhow. Without an extra long_wait(3); after the call to start_new_pattern(p); you basically miss the first LED of the pattern as it's switched off immediately. So, for example, the first pattern appears to start at LED 2 until it plays the second time. The code sta...
by poglad
Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi User Guide (Paper Edition)
Replies: 17
Views: 15145

Re: Raspberry Pi User Guide (Paper Edition)

This reminds me - and I haven't yet devoured every page in the book, but... - does the book have a section explaining the purpose of the LEDs and what the various signals mean? I didn't notice this in my initial look at it.
by poglad
Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Camera module! (And a picture of JamesH)
Replies: 431
Views: 151424

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

And all the hard work is greatly appreciated, thanks guys!
by poglad
Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RTOS?
Replies: 22
Views: 11213

Re: RTOS?

Wow, that DexBASIC looks fantastic! :D
by poglad
Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Killed GPIO pins, Raspberry gets very hot
Replies: 16
Views: 1816

Re: Killed GPIO pins, Raspberry gets very hot

Poor Pi. Make sure you give it a decent burial with full honours! :cry:
by poglad
Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Overclocking
Replies: 1125
Views: 589556

Re: Overclocking

dom wrote:So, if the file gets corrupted at this point, it was due to the previous overclock settings.
That's what I was trying to say - because that is indeed the point at which the corruption happens for me. :D
by poglad
Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Overclocking
Replies: 1125
Views: 589556

Re: Overclocking

I will try to do this over the next couple of days. Can I just point something out - if I have overclocked, and then I lower one of the settings and reboot, the file is being saved with my CURRENT overclocking config, but then I'm booting up with the NEW one. If the file gets corrupted (or not) when...
by poglad
Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Overclocking
Replies: 1125
Views: 589556

Re: Overclocking

Regarding the SD corruption that dom has been investigating - I too have had the problem with config.txt being corrupted and the system failing to reboot. I'm glad to find this thread, and will add the new parameter to my configuration tonight. What I did find was that if I edit config.txt or run rp...
by poglad
Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Camera module! (And a picture of JamesH)
Replies: 431
Views: 151424

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

Its all about Open Source. No it isn't. It's about teaching a generation of kids about programming and hardware tinkering. This has very little to do with Open Source. The Pi as it stands is meeting this objective. Precisely. When I was a kid I learned my craft as a programmer using Sinclair machin...
by poglad
Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Track Pi
Replies: 8
Views: 3238

Re: Track Pi

nicknml wrote:Unfortunately after I start minicrom I can't get the console to respond to any key presses at all.
You can also run something in the background by putting a '&' on its own at the end of the command line. Not sure if that helps!

Code: Select all

minicom test > gpsdata &
by poglad
Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Christmas Decorations
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Christmas Decorations

I can't wait to see all the RasPi-based Christmas decorations that folk here are going to come up with... for myself, I'll be content with a little tree that has software-controlled lights. But I know that there are going to be some really amazing displays this year, on a big scale - interactive dec...
by poglad
Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Element14 Case (Picture)
Replies: 7
Views: 5708

Re: Element14 Case (Picture)

Draven68 wrote:Just received my case from Element14. $8.73 (AUD)

http://au.element14.com/multicomp/mc-rp ... /211379901

Fits pretty good.

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Looks great! Is it firm/screwed together, or slightly loose like the Adafruit one?
by poglad
Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Shutdown or reset switch
Replies: 16
Views: 10708

Re: Shutdown or reset switch

I like this idea. But I don't know enough to answer any of your questions though, sorry! :)

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