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by Mequa
Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: LibreOffice installs but does not launch
Replies: 7
Views: 3550

Re: LibreOffice installs but does not launch

However, the Pi Store appears to be down at present (for a few days months now). FTFY. I was able to log in to the Pi Store and submit an app on Monday (March 23rd), so it's not been completely down for months. It has however been down since then. (Maybe submitting to the Raspbian repos would be mo...
by Mequa
Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: LibreOffice installs but does not launch
Replies: 7
Views: 3550

Re: LibreOffice installs but does not launch

LibreOffice in the Pi Store uses the apt-get repository. There's no problem installing it either or both ways. You can launch it under Menu - > Office.

However, the Pi Store appears to be down at present (for a few days now).
by Mequa
Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exit Fix for Kodi Raspbian built
Replies: 81
Views: 78779

Re: Exit Fix for Kodi Raspbian built

I'd also like to see a fix for this. In addition to Michael Gorven's repository, it would be great to have a bugfixed Kodi added to the official Raspbian repos, and maybe even the Pi Store. Being able to launch and cleanly exit Kodi (without rebooting) running on Raspbian (from either LXDE, Emulatio...
by Mequa
Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is the Pi Store down?
Replies: 16
Views: 4383

Re: Is the Pi Store down?

I also can't log in to the Pi Store site using a browser, on either a Pi or any other device. On Google Chrome (on Windows 7), if I visit http://store.raspberrypi.com/projects and click "Login", I get: This web page is not available Details: The web page at https://auth.indiecity.com/login?service=h...
by Mequa
Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: "Monster" RPi 2 image now available
Replies: 16
Views: 20367

Re: "Monster" RPi 2 image now available

The image above is still available - the torrent file is hosted on my Dropbox, you need to load this into a torrent client (such as Vuze) to download the image. It still has seeders. However, if you want to multiboot, I would strongly recommend using BerryBoot instead. Before writing BerryBoot to an...
by Mequa
Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is the Pi Store down?
Replies: 16
Views: 4383

Re: Is the Pi Store down?

I also have this problem. I cannot log in to Pi Store.

I need this functionality to update my recent app submission.

It must be a problem with the server, as I am on a fresh new Raspbian install (using BerryBoot).
by Mequa
Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: New Raspberry Pi app: Wisdom of the Epicurean Philosophers
Replies: 4
Views: 1063

Re: New Raspberry Pi app: Wisdom of the Epicurean Philosophe

My neighbour just came round and tried this out. She informed me that this very much compliments her mindfulness meditation practice, which although very helpful can stop one thinking if over-done. This will definitely get your brain firing on all cylinders. So for anyone interested in really gettin...
by Mequa
Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi as the successor of BBC Micro
Replies: 105
Views: 16872

Re: Raspberry Pi as the successor of BBC Micro

Ah yes, BASIC. If you run RISC OS Pi, there's BBC BASIC ARM included. It happily reports that it has not seen an update (apart from compatibility on new platforms, perhaps) since 1989. That's 26 years old. If you run Raspbian, there's a free and open source clone of BBC BASIC available called Brandy...
by Mequa
Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: New Raspberry Pi app: Wisdom of the Epicurean Philosophers
Replies: 4
Views: 1063

Re: New Raspberry Pi app: Wisdom of the Epicurean Philosophe

Screencap of Raspberry Pi version, running on Raspbian: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/51441369/screencap.png From the Pi Store submission: Tagline: Ancient yet very modern wisdom for living a happy life. Key Features: - Explore selected and modernised portions of public domain translations of ...
by Mequa
Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: New Raspberry Pi app: Wisdom of the Epicurean Philosophers
Replies: 4
Views: 1063

New Raspberry Pi app: Wisdom of the Epicurean Philosophers

Now for something a little different in terms of Raspberry Pi software. I've recently created a philosophy-based app (one version in C++ with GTK, another in Java 6+ using Swing), which presents some selected portions and quotes from ancient Epicurean philosophers. It can display quotes at random as...
by Mequa
Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dual-boot?
Replies: 13
Views: 3825

Re: Dual-boot?

Have I missed something, doesn't NOOBS do exactly this? The original post was from Jul 13, 2012, before NOOBS was released. Berryboot is a much better option for dual-booting Raspbian and OpenELEC as they share a partition, and so all the available SD card space is available for both. You can also ...
by Mequa
Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Giving QEMU multiple cores
Replies: 4
Views: 1642

Re: Giving QEMU multiple cores

No. Emulating Windows 98 on QEMU is single-core emulation. It uses a single core of the Raspberry Pi 2's ARM Cortex CPU to emulate a single-core Intel CPU. The nature of this is that it will be very slow. You can use a 98lite install to get faster Windows 98 emulation. You can also try Windows 3.11 ...
by Mequa
Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: Raspberry PI

Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, and you can use a bit of overclock too to get it up to quad core 1GHz, as well as boost the RAM and GPU performance. Just try the included "Pi2" settings.
by Mequa
Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: "Raspberry Pi" - small name issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1341

Re: "Raspberry Pi" - small name issue

Perhaps a "Raspberry Pee" could be the name of a Raspberry Pi-controlled smart urinal, with the Pi controlling the flush mechanism through GPIO connectors. Now that could be an interesting project. :)
by Mequa
Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: "Raspberry Pi" - small name issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1341

"Raspberry Pi" - small name issue

While I am aware the name "Raspberry Pi" was named after the Python language (which was named for Monty Python), it's clearly a play on the Greek letter Pi, π, which stands for the mathematical constant 3.14159... In English maths classes that's usually pronounced as "pie". Hence, "Raspberry Pi" bei...
by Mequa
Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Raspberry Pi 2 Q&A thread
Replies: 442
Views: 107777

Re: The Raspberry Pi 2 Q&A thread

I'd be interested to know how much space on the sd card that took up? Earlier raspbian could fit in 2gb.. If I recall, I had around 3.5GB left after completion. You'd save more space starting with the latest Raspbian image, which I suspect removes a lot of old packages which remain after this kind ...
by Mequa
Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Raspberry Pi 2 Q&A thread
Replies: 442
Views: 107777

Re: The Raspberry Pi 2 Q&A thread

OK, I decided to test Raspbian's upgrade abilities using both one of my old Raspberry Pi 1 Model B's (I went for my 256MB model), and my new Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. I used an 8GB micro-SD card (SanDisk Ultra Class 10), with SD adapter for my original Pi, and a USB SD card reader for my PC. On my Win...
by Mequa
Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Raspberry Pi 2 Q&A thread
Replies: 442
Views: 107777

Re: The Raspberry Pi 2 Q&A thread

I'm not sure this was your problem, since I'm not tested it in but a few combinations of variations, but as I understand it the full series of commands needed to bring an old Raspbian up to current stable spec is: apt-get update apt-get upgrade apt-get dist-upgrade apt-get install raspberrypi-ui-mo...
by Mequa
Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows XP On Raspberry Pi 2?
Replies: 29
Views: 42429

Re: Windows XP On Raspberry Pi 2?

Windows XP is obsolete now, Microsoft pulled all support for this OS which they released back in 2001. People keep saying this as if it matters… BTW, no way Raspbian (as much as I love it) can compare to XP in terms of usefulness. There are definitely pros and cons between XP and Debian/Raspbian - ...
by Mequa
Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows XP On Raspberry Pi 2?
Replies: 29
Views: 42429

Re: Windows XP On Raspberry Pi 2?

Windows XP is obsolete now, Microsoft pulled all support for this OS which they released back in 2001. The Linux distros which run on the Raspberry Pi, such as Raspbian, are still actively maintained and updated. Raspbian is a more modern OS than Windows XP, and its desktop experience with LXDE is (...
by Mequa
Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Risc OS Pi RC14 Now Available
Replies: 6
Views: 2815

Re: Risc OS Pi RC14 Now Available

This is also available now for network install on NOOBS (either the full version or NOOBS Lite), in case you want to dual-boot it with Raspbian. (From my tests, I recommend a minimum 16GB (micro-)SD card if you want enough space for Raspbian on this setup.) RISC OS is not compatible with BerryBoot, ...
by Mequa
Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Other
Topic: AROS (AmigaOS API-compatible)
Replies: 106
Views: 33313

Re: AROS (AmigaOS API-compatible)

Will there be a native version of AROS which works on Raspberry Pi 2? The last update to the Raspberry Pi Native version was August 3rd 2013, so it appears this version is on hold. This will not work on the Pi 2. The Linux Hosted version works fine on Raspbian on the Pi 2, available from AROS Nightl...
by Mequa
Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:11 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi 2 [email protected] videos out of sync with omxplayer and Kodi
Replies: 20
Views: 35415

Re: Pi 2 [email protected] videos out of sync with omxplayer and K

The following overclock settings in config.txt get some (perhaps not all) [email protected] videos running smoothly on my Raspberry Pi 2 Model B with a 2A power supply, both under Raspbian (with Kodi or omxplayer) and under OpenELEC with Kodi: arm_freq=1000 sdram_freq=500 core_freq=500 h624_freq=750 isp_f...
by Mequa
Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Creating desktop icons for downloaded apps
Replies: 1
Views: 2984

Re: Creating desktop icons for downloaded apps

LibreOffice installs on the Menu under "Office". You can right click on the Menu items for LibreOffice and select "Add to Desktop".
by Mequa
Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:28 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dreamcast Emulation on the Pi2? Yes, Really!
Replies: 34
Views: 39052

Re: Dreamcast Emulation on the Pi2? Yes, Really!

welshy wrote:Requirements: Joypad (there are no Keyboard Controls)
Is it possible to run some kind of joypad emulator to run this with keyboard controls?

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