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by svrsig
Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 356
Views: 117831

Re: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi

Well just in case of doubt, here it is, using a Sandisk Extreme III 2Gbyte SD card. You can see power on at 5 seconds, the RISC OS Supervisor at 15 seconds. It then starts booting from the SD card and by 38 seconds it is waiting for an IP address from the DHCP server and by 45 seconds it has started...
by svrsig
Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: When and if not where?
Replies: 22
Views: 7351

Re: When and if not where?

Where is the download for RISCOS????? Although RISC OS on the Pi is still really 'pre-alpha' you can see what a RISC OS distro might look like. This is a zipped 2Gbyte SD card image which is just 38 Mbytes in size and should be unzipped (using WinZip or 7zip) and then written to an SD card using Wi...
by svrsig
Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 356
Views: 117831

Re: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi

This is really just an unofficial taster as the bottom 5% of the screen is currently cut off (this is being worked on) and the desktop display is currently fixed at 1920x1080 so you need a monitor that can display at that resolution. Also there's no tutorial yet but there is a little free software....
by svrsig
Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 356
Views: 117831

Re: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi

am I right in understanding that RISCOS (partially) runs in RAM also? Puzzled. The Rapsberry Pi only has RAM. Original RISC OS hardware had a ROM in which the operating system sat - in the Pi it allocates itself some RAM and protects it from write access. Other components allocate themselves some R...
by svrsig
Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 356
Views: 117831

Re: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi

Although RISC OS on the Pi is still really 'pre-alpha' you can see what a RISC OS distro might look like. This is a zipped 2Gbyte SD card image which is just 38 Mbytes in size and should be unzipped (using WinZip ot 7zip) and then written to an SD card using Win32DI. The Pi should then start up in R...
by svrsig
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Has anyone tried the RISCOS Development ROM yet?
Replies: 8
Views: 7722

Re: Has anyone tried the RISCOS Development ROM yet?

Well here's proof someone has tried this development ROM. http://www.svrsig.org/HK008s.jpg This shows a Raspberry Pi in a clear plastic case running Artworks at 1920x1080 resolution (just with a bit of icon bar missing - this is being worked on). Also present are a Beagleboard XM in a plastic case (...
by svrsig
Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 356
Views: 117831

Re: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi

will RISCOS be available for download soon?
Yes. The pre-alpha version is available now but this is not for new users. A much friendlier image is being worked on.
by svrsig
Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Has anyone tried the RISCOS Development ROM yet?
Replies: 8
Views: 7722

Re: Has anyone tried the RISCOS Development ROM yet?

It seems usb + ethernet is working, main issues are related to the graphics, bottom part of screen gets cut off. USB keyboard, USB mouse, USB pen drive, Ethernet are indeed working (some minor issues but nothing significant such as mouse occasionally 'dead' after boot needing reboot). The screen re...
by svrsig
Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 356
Views: 117831

Re: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi

But that's to get full use of the GUI. You can simply type 'desktop' at the Supervisor prompt to move to the GUI, can't you
Yes.
by svrsig
Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 356
Views: 117831

Re: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi

I had a look at the RISC OS download but couldn't quite understand the bit where it says run the boot system off a pen drive. Have a look here: http://www.riscosopen.org/wiki/documentation/show/Software%20information:%20Development%20%28ROM%20image%29 With no external pen drive, this boots RISC OS ...
by svrsig
Tue May 08, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: User group in Bristol
Replies: 33
Views: 6996

Re: User group in Bristol

Well I'll bring the Pi along to the Bristol RISC OS User group meeting in the Hope & Anchor Jacobs Wells Road tomorrow evening
by svrsig
Fri May 04, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PS2 Mouse
Replies: 1
Views: 1060

Re: PS2 Mouse

Is it possible to connect a PS2 mouse to the PS2/I2S pins of the GPIO (which appear on pads on the circuit board) so that you can keep one of the USB sockets free?
by svrsig
Thu May 03, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Email from Farnell
Replies: 223
Views: 35743

Re: Email from Farnell

<t>My UK Farnell order (0819 29/2) showed the Pi as 'Back order' until Tuesday 1st May when it changed to 'Processing'. Today it changed to 'Complete' and I now have an e-mail saying it has been dispatched. Presumably they have taken the money from my credit card (I have an account with Farnell). Se...
by svrsig
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Come and help us beta test the new forum
Replies: 26
Views: 4604

Re: Come and help us beta test the new forum


What are PMs?


Ah! Private messages?
by svrsig
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Come and help us beta test the new forum
Replies: 26
Views: 4604

Re: Come and help us beta test the new forum


Please also take this opportunity to save any PMs from the current forum that you want to keep


What are PMs?
by svrsig
Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: User group in Bristol
Replies: 33
Views: 6996

Re: User group in Bristol

I'm interested in a user group in Bristol. My particular interest is getting RISC OS to work on the Pi.
by svrsig
Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 356
Views: 117831

Re: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi

<t><br/> So what we need is for someone to write graphics and mathematical libraries for BBC Basic using the GPU on the Broadcom SoC. Probably too large a project for volunteers though.<br/> <br/> <br/> Well - not sure. The Raspberry Pi is a cheap and simple device to attract users who would then mo...
by svrsig
Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Farnell Pi's being shipped after my order was placed?
Replies: 53
Views: 11522

Re: Farnell Pi's being shipped after my order was placed?

<t>For those of you with a Farnell order this is a summary of what order confirmation nos and order date/time have been quoted above:<br/> <br/> 164523xx 07:08 29th Feb (USA)<br/> <br/> 164526xx  07:12 29th Feb<br/> <br/> 164527xx 07:13 29th Feb<br/> <br/> 164534xx 07:57 29th Feb (not delivered yet?...
by svrsig
Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:01 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Two Pis talking to each other
Replies: 2
Views: 2235

Re: Two Pis talking to each other

Is it possible to connect two Pis together via the serial port lines on the header? Obviously connecting other equipment to a Pi this way requires level shifting etc but connecting two Pis together should not need any such?
by svrsig
Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Farnell Pi's being shipped after my order was placed?
Replies: 53
Views: 11522

Re: Farnell Pi's being shipped after my order was placed?

Ordered 0819 29 Feb Order no 164551xx so at least 3000 later in the queue - shame only seem to have missed by 10 minutes or so.
by svrsig
Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: one for sale on Ebay this is wrong as the foundation is loosing out here.
Replies: 63
Views: 12176

Re: one for sale on Ebay this is wrong as the foundation is loosing out here.


Someone called "b***0" is the top bidder on both auctions.


How do you see who is top bidder?
by svrsig
Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My Pi Has Shipped!
Replies: 75
Views: 14854

Re: My Pi Has Shipped!


Got my email! Ordered 8:02 am on the 29th so I count myself as very fortunate – and very privileged – to have got one of the first ones.


My order is 08:19 on 29th but no e-mail yet - can 17 minutes mean 1000's of orders? Mine still says 135 days' lead time.
by svrsig
Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD card
Replies: 6
Views: 1639

Re: SD card

<t>The files required on the SD card to get simple functionality (a command line prompt) are as follows:<br/> <br/> The boot partition must contain:<br/> • bootcode.bin : 2nd stage bootloader, starts with SDRAM disabled<br/> • loader.bin : 3rd stage bootloader, starts with SDRAM enabled<br/> • start...
by svrsig
Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: COM port
Replies: 34
Views: 20515

Re: COM port

<r><br/> Hmm… it sounds like they might want to update that, can you provide a link to it please?<br/> <br/> <br/> If you go to the Raspberry Pi item on the Farnell site there is a link to 'Operating Instructions' see<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://uk.farnell.com/jsp/sear.....KU=2081185">http://uk.farn...
by svrsig
Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: COM port
Replies: 34
Views: 20515

Re: COM port


Some people use it for more advanced applications, but it is *not* necessary to use the R-Pi


I think it *is* necessary for RISC OS as the USB stack is not yet working (AFAIK).

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