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by Wizard
Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS released on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 133
Views: 30510

Re: RISC OS released on Raspberry Pi

RISC OS itself has nothing built in to control the GPIO ports, but I have added Raspberry Pi support to the GPIO module from http://www.tankstage.co.uk/Software . This module will let you control the GPIO ports with a SWI interface. It also detects any MCP23017 GPIO extenders fitted and allows cont...
by Wizard
Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ideas for the next Raspberry
Replies: 55
Views: 8930

Re: Ideas for the next Raspberry

Nothing wrong with the hardware! What we need is more complete binary blob with support for panels, CMOS cameras etc etc. If you want to build xbmc-like gizmos there's better hardware available. I for one struggle to use 512 MB memory whilst GPIO tinkering but on the other hand memory is cheap so I'...
by Wizard
Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS released on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 133
Views: 30510

Re: RISC OS released on Raspberry Pi

Things are coming together but it's been a while ;) I'm a bit embarrassed to admit but it took me over an hour to shutdown my Raspi with RISC OS... ...the icons were outside the screen :lol: My webserver runs really well and most php stuff does what its supposed to do but I have yet to wire in my se...
by Wizard
Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: 10" Touch Screen for Raspi on route shortly!
Replies: 44
Views: 58352

Re: 10" Touch Screen for Raspi on route shortly!

Refresh is refresh and the graphical quality is superb! No difference from any other panel I have :) The only issue I still have is ghost events from the N-trig driver. (the mouse pointer jumps around after a while and create random touch events) I have tinkered with a different linux board with hom...
by Wizard
Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS released on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 133
Views: 30510

Re: RISC OS released on Raspberry Pi

@wizard Have a look at !Zap and !StrongED editors, !FTPc and !Nettle (terminal) Nettle supports SSH but unfortunately it's not straightforward. For ssh you could try the packages offered by PackMan (NettleSSH, Openssh) but I'm not sure if they've been updated for ARMv6/v7. An up-to-date FTP client ...
by Wizard
Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:03 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS released on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 133
Views: 30510

Re: RISC OS released on Raspberry Pi

Very stable and solid by looks of things! I'm running overclocked @1000 Mhz without glitches and the only thing I could notice was overscan with icons outside the screen, but that's down to config I guess and I'll address this later today. Have installed a small php web server and will now dig into ...
by Wizard
Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:07 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Parallella: A Supercomputer For Everyone
Replies: 156
Views: 48001

Re: Parallella: A Supercomputer For Everyone

YES!

They actually made it - and by only a few hours to spare... Talk about cliffhanger :lol:
This is the future for sure and now we have affordable hw within reach.
by Wizard
Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS released on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 133
Views: 30510

Re: RISC OS released on Raspberry Pi

Congratulations to all involved!

I'm downloading right now and will have a look at RISC OS for the first time i many a year... :D
by Wizard
Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Farnell not shiping to Norway anymore?
Replies: 13
Views: 3018

Re: Farnell not shiping to Norway anymore?

Same thing for Sweden...

...but I found a loophole via CPC in UK :D
by Wizard
Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Big open news!
Replies: 58
Views: 9698

Re: Big open news!

Hear, hear!!! So a "small" open source-ish SoC board project can impress Monoliths like Broadcom to actually deviate from NDA processes and let us have a butcher at the code! :D Many thanks for this step and this will for sure ensure the future for Raspberry Pi! I'm now warming up my Android build s...
by Wizard
Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What is the aim of this project and it is really open ?
Replies: 32
Views: 7889

Re: What is the aim of this project and it is really open ?

On the "beta" side of things I think this "project" will always be in beta stage. Arduino for example releases new revisions and versions every now and then. Arduino on the other hand is really Open Source which I have to agree that Raspi is not. I can understand that Broadcoms parts are under NDA b...
by Wizard
Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: 10" Touch Screen for Raspi on route shortly!
Replies: 44
Views: 58352

Re: 10" Touch Screen for Raspi on route shortly!

I haven't updated this thread as much as I hoped to due to being stuck in a damn wheelchair quite recently but I'm trying really hard to get KDE Plasma Active to run smoothly on my touch screen enabled Pi. I upgraded the Pi to 512MB memory so I could dedicate a bit more to the graphics side and it h...
by Wizard
Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: STICKY: New to Raspbian and Linux? Start here...
Replies: 59
Views: 217401

Re: New to Raspbian and Linux? Start here...

Using vim does come with its hazards... vim will parse the file with regards to codecs etc which can be BAD! One example happened on one of our servers at work that just didn't want to play ball and it was more or less impossible to understand. After replacing this server I discovered that some frie...
by Wizard
Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:34 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: STICKY: New to Raspbian and Linux? Start here...
Replies: 59
Views: 217401

Re: New to Raspbian and Linux? Start here...

Network stuff: ifconfig (displays current config) sudo ifdown eth0/eth1/wlan0/wlan1 (bring down network interface) sudo ifup eth0/eth1/wlan0/wlan1 (bring up network interface) This must be done every time you make a change eg. iw (allsorts of wireless config) File/log parsing head -10 filename (prin...
by Wizard
Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:18 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Awesome, inexpensive 7" monitor!
Replies: 7
Views: 10738

Re: Awesome, inexpensive 7" monitor!

I'd really appreciate if everyone is honest about a product and not plugging their own with phony aliases... (Not saying that this is such an example but it'd be a schoolbook classic ;) ) In the end of the day you get what you pay for - no more, no less. I work professionally with Android HW/SW grap...
by Wizard
Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 3D Printing ... The next big thing?
Replies: 10
Views: 3328

Re: 3D Printing ... The next big thing?

I'm building a Prusa Mendel right now (pending a few parts) and It's not as expensive as I initially though. If you can live with tedious delivery times (although not as bad as RS :p) you can probably do it for less than 200$ AFAIK. I will obviously power min with a Raspi ;) If someone's interested ...
by Wizard
Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS & Allied Update #4 (10th Oct)
Replies: 184
Views: 33888

Re: RS & Allied Update #4 (10th Oct)

Then something must be wrong with my order...

101017nnn is my lottery ticket and still no joy... :/
Have now sent email asking for estimate.

Good thing I ordered from many sources and already own 6 pi's ;)
by Wizard
Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: 10" Touch Screen for Raspi on route shortly!
Replies: 44
Views: 58352

Re: 10" Touch Screen for Raspi on route shortly!

Videos will be available within the next couple of days. (just recently got stuck in a wheelchair after a spinal injury so I spend most of the days in bed and my wife didn't like me soldering in bed so I can only tinker when I get up ;) ) Anyhow, Just realised today that KDE Plasma Active 3 was rele...
by Wizard
Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi with 512mb RAM in the Wild and Element14...
Replies: 213
Views: 53282

Re: Raspberry Pi with 512mb RAM in the Wild and Element14...

Damn, now I need to order yet a couple of Pi's in order to test if another 256Mb will help Xorg and my touch features... I've already got 5 Pi's and now it looks like I'm going to have another two... (can't order just one ;)) One worry though, if they are changing the spec this often we will probabl...
by Wizard
Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi with 512mb RAM in the Wild and Element14...
Replies: 213
Views: 53282

Re: Raspberry Pi with 512mb RAM in the Wild and Element14...

If this is indeed true, and Yes - I did check to see if I could order one and I could, how did this fly in under the radar? By adding more memory I hope they are not moving away from GPIO tinkering a 'la Arduino and towards "cheapo-xbmc-media-platform-without-need-for-tinkering"... However, due to r...
by Wizard
Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: 10" Touch Screen for Raspi on route shortly!
Replies: 44
Views: 58352

Re: 10" Touch Screen for Raspi on route shortly!

Ok, I'm having fun with my display and I have now built a portable Pi! Was really miffed about the "touchability" of X so I decided to configure a WM that more suited to touch screens. After a lot of tinkering and looking around I'd installed and configured KDE Plasma Netbook on my Raspberry Pi. Sad...
by Wizard
Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: 10" LCD LVDS bundle with capacitive touchscreen and ambient
Replies: 34
Views: 48051

Re: 10" LCD LVDS bundle with capacitive touchscreen and ambi

Great to hear you're up and running!

Mine worked perfectly out of the box and I'm impressed so far :)

My touch tracking is somewhat sluggish... Is this something you've experienced as well?
by Wizard
Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: 10" Touch Screen for Raspi on route shortly!
Replies: 44
Views: 58352

Re: 10" Touch Screen for Raspi on route shortly!

Removed wifi and mouse pointer stopped jumping around - as expected ;) I don't know what to say more than it does what it's supposed to do! The step-by-step instruction was easy and trouble-free. Add " hdmi_edid_file=1 " in config.txt as the first line and then copy the file edid.dat to the root of ...
by Wizard
Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: 10" Touch Screen for Raspi on route shortly!
Replies: 44
Views: 58352

Re: 10" Touch Screen for Raspi on route shortly!

Quick update! (longer later tonight...) Received the kit + panel tonight and quickly plugged in a Raspberry Pi and voila! :) Looking DAMN good so far and the touch functionality is there for sure! After a while the mouse pointer started to jump around a bit but I'm running panel + wifi without USB h...
by Wizard
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: 10" LCD LVDS bundle with capacitive touchscreen and ambient
Replies: 34
Views: 48051

Re: 10" LCD LVDS bundle with capacitive touchscreen and ambi

Bummer... :/

Mine should arrive within the next day or two and hopefully I have better luck.

What's the chip?
Perhaps it's something you can easily source and replace...

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