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by radu
Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Beta boards
Replies: 24
Views: 2433

Re: Beta boards

Those 100 boards, are they model A or B? Or mixed?
by radu
Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: OpenGL ES direct to framebuffer?
Replies: 5
Views: 1986

Re: OpenGL ES direct to framebuffer?

Any idea if SDL works (by default) with the RPi frame buffer?
by radu
Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order Day Announcement Forewarning?
Replies: 26
Views: 3594

Re: Order Day Announcement Forewarning?

Any ETA for when it will be available in the store? As in, a week, 2, 3?
by radu
Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My $0.02
Replies: 15
Views: 2704

Re: My $0.02

If kids want to learn hardware stuff, they should play with the GPIO and microcontrollers. There is no benefit in accessing the video hardware directly, because all the video cards have different hardware, different instructions sets, and so on.
by radu
Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My $0.02
Replies: 15
Views: 2704

Re: My $0.02

<t>I really don\'t understand the masochism of some people. having access to OpenGL (ES) and the encode/decode hardware should be more than enough for almost everyone.<br/> Look at that Nvidia open source project, Nouveau.<br/> They have a lot of people, they are backed by several companies, and unl...
by radu
Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPIO pinouts confirmed
Replies: 43
Views: 6496

Re: GPIO pinouts confirmed

I think it is best without pins. It\'s more flexible that way, and you can add the pins you want in a matter of minutes. It\'s not like most people need all of them anyway.
by radu
Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPIO pinouts confirmed
Replies: 43
Views: 6496

Re: GPIO pinouts confirmed

Any API to access the GPIO pins?
Can they be accessed by MMIO or something?
by radu
Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I2C programming
Replies: 25
Views: 15618

Re: I2C programming

<t>Quote from tntexplosivesltd on November 27, 2011, 22:10<br/> I guess I could give one a go when I get my Rasp Pi. I am definitely wanting to use I2C<br/> <br/> I2C is complicated though. This should be fun<br/> <br/> Did you ever write a Linux driver? I would be interested to help, I have a lot o...
by radu
Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I2C programming
Replies: 25
Views: 15618

Re: I2C programming

So, can we get an official answer on this? How will we be able to access I2C devices?
by radu
Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Idle power, WiFi on
Replies: 4
Views: 1135

Re: Idle power, WiFi on

Oh, ok, thanks. I guess supercaps are not an option then. I\'ll probably have to use some Lifepo4 batteries.
by radu
Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Idle power, WiFi on
Replies: 4
Views: 1135

Re: Idle power, WiFi on

Ok, then how about the idle power of the board?
by radu
Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Idle power, WiFi on
Replies: 4
Views: 1135

Re: Idle power, WiFi on

<t>For one of my projects I need the whole thing to be outside, being powered by some solar panels and possibly storing the extra power (for the night or cloudy days) in some super capacitors (I have a bunch of 2.7v, 3000F caps).<br/> I also need some idle wifi connectivity (running a custom web ser...
by radu
Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: CPU voltage control
Replies: 10
Views: 1790

Re: CPU voltage control

<t>Well, I have a N900, and I overclocked my CPU from 650 to 850 MHZ, and so far no problems. Some people overclocked their N900 to 1Ghz or so, and except for it getting pretty warm, there were no reports of any phone breaking. I don't think that having the RAM on top will be a big issue, because we...
by radu
Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: color of the LEDs
Replies: 6
Views: 1153

Re: color of the LEDs

SD activity too.
by radu
Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where will it be manufactured ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1367

Re: Where will it be manufactured ?

That\'s not true, most devices are never manufactured in such large quantities. Probably most of them are manufactured in 100K or less, because anything more is a huge risk.
by radu
Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Speeding up desktop graphics
Replies: 6
Views: 1473

Re: Speeding up desktop graphics

Maybe next year we can install Wayland on it.
by radu
Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: CPU voltage control
Replies: 10
Views: 1790

Re: CPU voltage control

That's ok, it's not like it will live forever. Besides, it doesn't have to run at higher clocks 24/7. With some basic heatsink it should last more than its useful life.
by radu
Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: CPU voltage control
Replies: 10
Views: 1790

Re: CPU voltage control

<t>Well, I see two scenarios.<br/> 1. Say you want something that requires very little stand by power, but has some peaks where it requires more power. So you can underclock and undervolt the cpu when it is idle.<br/> 2. If you want to overclock it to higher than normal speeds you will have to incre...
by radu
Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: CPU voltage control
Replies: 10
Views: 1790

Re: CPU voltage control

Sorry for the bump, but I would really like to know this, it can make a huge difference in many projects.
by radu
Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: X drivers
Replies: 10
Views: 1637

Re: X drivers

Ok, I admit I am a bit unfamiliar with the embedded distros and OpenGL ES, but on desktops you need your X driver to have hardware acceleration in order to run OpenGL applications from X. Or was the Quake 3 demo started from outside X?
by radu
Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: X drivers
Replies: 10
Views: 1637

Re: X drivers

So then the Quake 3 demo is CPU only??
by radu
Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: X drivers
Replies: 10
Views: 1637

Re: X drivers

If you hack the TV it is very likely that you will find a 5V line somewhere. Anyway, the X drivers appear to the be real thing, there are some Quake 3 demos that couldn\'t run at ~20 FPS in full HD without hardware acceleration.
by radu
Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Updated the FAQ again today...
Replies: 21
Views: 2620

Re: Updated the FAQ again today...

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from guru on November 25, 2011, 19:13<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> It\'s not amazingly clear on the diagram, but under \'Ethernet\' it says \'B Only\'. The B is in a little circle.[/quote]<br/> <br/> Yes, but it says that on the Ethernet jack, not on the LAN Controller. If the A ...
by radu
Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Updated the FAQ again today...
Replies: 21
Views: 2620

Re: Updated the FAQ again today...

The drawing shows that both the A and B models have a LAN controller, but only the B model will have a LAN connector. Does that mean it it will be possible to hack some LAN support in the A model as well?
by radu
Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Getting Ready
Replies: 13
Views: 2493

Re: Getting Ready

Probably you will want a wifi dongle as well, unless if you plan to use a wire.

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