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by flyinghappy
Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Have you tried Arch yet?
Replies: 4
Views: 775

Re: Have you tried Arch yet?

It is a wonderful distro. I have almost the exact same setup on the PI as I do on my home built core i7 rig and it runs very well on the PI. It can take a while to set up, but in my opinion is well worth it in the end. When I had my old laptop archlinux was probably twice as fast as Ubuntu and it te...
by flyinghappy
Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Have you tried Arch yet?
Replies: 4
Views: 775

Re: Have you tried Arch yet?

Of course, it's the only distro I have tried. Love it on my desktop and didn't see any reason for anything different on the PI :)
by flyinghappy
Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: What wifi usb adapter to buy??
Replies: 5
Views: 21395

Re: What wifi usb adapter to buy??

good stuff at the link below on USB WIFI adapters :)

http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeriphera ... i_Adapters
by flyinghappy
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is Raspberry not on backorder?!
Replies: 6
Views: 1361

Re: Is Raspberry not on backorder?!

Amazon has a bunch of them as well. You pay a bit more for the availability, but you get it from amazon sellers instead of who knows who with ebay.
by flyinghappy
Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which webbrower is best to use and have support for HTML5
Replies: 17
Views: 9459

Re: Which webbrower is best to use and have support for HTML

IceWeasel is in the AUR so you should be able to use Yaourt to install it on the pi
by flyinghappy
Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:36 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Automatic turn on and shutdown
Replies: 6
Views: 14910

Re: Automatic turn on and shutdown

Quick and dirty way could be an old fashioned timer like people use for their christmas lights and such. Since the PI turns on when power is applied to it, you could have the timer set to turn off after the cron job shuts the pi down, then when it kicks back on the pi's should start back up.
by flyinghappy
Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Flash Drive as RAM
Replies: 22
Views: 7089

Re: Flash Drive as RAM

Just curious as to why you would want to run the old MAC OS on this thing? It is based on a Unix like system just as Linux is.
by flyinghappy
Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Flash Drive as RAM
Replies: 22
Views: 7089

Re: Flash Drive as RAM

I really doubt you will find one that is compiled for ARM processors...
by flyinghappy
Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Setting up a Windows fileserver on RaspBMC
Replies: 8
Views: 10662

Re: Setting up a Windows fileserver on RaspBMC

Samba is a good way to do it, it has worked well for me and is accessible from Windows, Linux and Android (I'm sure MAC too, but I don't have one so I've never tried it...). I used the archwiki to set it up (I run archlinux though) but it should be fairly useful even on any distro. https://wiki.arch...
by flyinghappy
Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Backup Server
Replies: 6
Views: 3169

Re: Backup Server

backupPC is open source, you may be able to build it from source...
by flyinghappy
Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Search
Replies: 4
Views: 1389

Re: Search

I had the same problem, I had a powered USB hub with the keyboard and a 500GB HDD (has it's own PSU) and a wireless mouse. If I put the wireless mouse directly into the PI and have the keyboard and HDD on the hub, all is well, if I leave the mouse in the hub, I get that exact issue. So in other word...
by flyinghappy
Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: which os would really showcase the pi as a project
Replies: 2
Views: 755

Re: which os would really showcase the pi as a project

I use minidlna to set up a media server for my TV at the house and it was pretty easy to set up. Can't tell you much about the webcam as I don't have one to try out. As for connecting to other computers, if you just want to do a file server or similar Samba works very well. I have the PI set up as a...
by flyinghappy
Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi- the saviour of Linux?
Replies: 29
Views: 6705

Re: Raspberry Pi- the saviour of Linux?

Rasperry pi the savour of Linux? As a newbie to Linux I'm not so sure, my first impression was that it is very difficult to do anything, and the user privalage system makes windows UAC seem unobtrusive. The thing is that the pi was designed to get young people interested in programming, I'm thinkin...
by flyinghappy
Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: fdisk changes doesn't seem to stick
Replies: 18
Views: 7022

Re: fdisk changes doesn't seem to stick

That may indeed, give it a shot and see what happens
by flyinghappy
Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Backup Server
Replies: 6
Views: 3169

Re: Backup Server

I have a 500GB HDD hooked up via a powered USB hub sharing files via DLNA server for my Movies and a samba server for my PC(both Linux and Windows) and android stuff around the house. I haven't actually set up timed backups to it yet, but have done self backups by just moving stuff to it via Samba a...
by flyinghappy
Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: fdisk changes doesn't seem to stick
Replies: 18
Views: 7022

Re: fdisk changes doesn't seem to stick

Do you have dosfstools installed? worth a shot :)
by flyinghappy
Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Home Multimedia Complete System with PI + Android + WIN7
Replies: 5
Views: 3503

Re: Home Multimedia Complete System with PI + Android + WIN7

One thing I noticed was you said it's not good for DLNA. I am using minidlna (no XBMC stuff on mine) and it works extremely well. This was a great write up :)
by flyinghappy
Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Autostart "advmenu"
Replies: 4
Views: 2977

Re: Autostart "advmenu"

If you are using lxde there should be a file called ~/.config/openbox/autostart

Just add the file here ie... to autostart avdmenu, just add

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avdmenu &
to the last line. I think this should work, that autostart file may be in a different config directory though
by flyinghappy
Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:22 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Yet another bloody alu case
Replies: 5
Views: 3631

Re: Yet another bloody alu case

Looks like some nice CNC work. Love it!

Now, if you wrote the g-code for the program on the Pi, that would make it even better :twisted:
by flyinghappy
Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Connecting to Networked hard drives or sharing USB drives
Replies: 2
Views: 982

Re: Connecting to Networked hard drives or sharing USB drive

The Linux kernel has support for HFS+ (your mac os file system) so it should be able to read them just fine when plugged in via usb.

The samba shares won't be an issue either.

I have no idea about the apple shares though. Not sure how that works at all.
by flyinghappy
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to disable multi desktops
Replies: 8
Views: 3226

Re: How to disable multi desktops

Well this is where I don't know what to do. I only really use openbox and have never used LXDE so I have no idea what the menu structure is like.

I'm also really confused about your question. What exactly where you doing when this happened?
by flyinghappy
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to disable multi desktops
Replies: 8
Views: 3226

Re: How to disable multi desktops

What distro are you using?

I'm guessing you mean that you can scroll between different screens, if so, this is actually very common in Linux and usually is the default way of doing things.
by flyinghappy
Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: Arch
Topic: pacman database errors
Replies: 5
Views: 4102

Re: pacman database errors

Was trying to fsck on my arch desktop. Did not mount the volume, ran e2fsck on the partition and just got errors about that disknot existing (did use the correct disk too...) gparted could see it fine, but couldnt do anything to it.
by flyinghappy
Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Arch
Topic: pacman database errors
Replies: 5
Views: 4102

Re: pacman database errors

I couldn't perform e2fsck check on the ext4 partition on the card. How did you get it to do so? I can't even mount that partition (even when it was good...) is that normal?
by flyinghappy
Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can't ping router.
Replies: 10
Views: 7448

Re: Can't ping router.

hunternet93 wrote:The firewall is disabled by default, so it's probably not the issue. Could you post the output of the commands (it will ask for your password):

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sudo ifconfig
sudo route -n
sudo dhclient -v wlan0
Wouldn't he want eth0 instead of wlan0 since it is a wired connection?

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