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by Nr90
Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: $1 billion to equip a single US school district with iPads
Replies: 57
Views: 8275

Re: $1 billion to equip a single US school district with iPa

Wow - I hope you all feel better now. :) Hopefully, when you've calmed down, you''ll maybe think that every child having a pad to help them learn is probably not a bad idea - its just expensive to achieve. Schools have been moving (where possible) towards 1:1 computers for a long time now - this is...
by Nr90
Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:44 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How do I access a usb flash drive?
Replies: 15
Views: 212723

Re: How do I access a usb flash drive?

You need to create a mountpoint first:

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sudo mkdir /mnt/usb
Then you whenever you plug a drive into your RPi you do:

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sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/usb
by Nr90
Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: NetBSD
Topic: Package availability
Replies: 1
Views: 1820

Package availability

I'd like to give either freeBSD or netBSD a try on the RPi.
However having to build everything including X from source would get annoying real soon.

I read freeBSD has no prebuild packages for the RPi.
Does netBSD have those?
by Nr90
Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Fastest, "best" SD card for Raspian Wheezy?
Replies: 10
Views: 9866

Re: Fastest, "best" SD card for Raspian Wheezy?

I have one of those in 32 gb.
Works nicely.
by Nr90
Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: My raspberry hangs too often to be usable
Replies: 21
Views: 2151

Re: My raspberry hangs too often to be usable

CEC works out of the box with my samsung TV. No configuration necessary.
by Nr90
Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Which Debian distro for the desktop?
Replies: 8
Views: 1610

Re: Which Debian distro for the desktop?

Regular debian is also a solid option. It takes only slightly more effort to configure (mainly wifi and graphic card).
Plus if you go with wheezy now, you'll be on a distro that will be stable for the next 3 years.
by Nr90
Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:08 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: AirPlay Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 918

Re: AirPlay Questions

1. Yes. The RPi is very light so I never worry about it hanging by wires. 2. Depending on the cable. I have never used an adapter like that. AFAIK it needs to be an active adapter for it to work. Check the wiki for more info. Or just give it a try :) Audio out the 3,5mm will work just fine. Quality ...
by Nr90
Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:03 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: SSH/SFTP into Pi on University Network
Replies: 5
Views: 1346

Re: SSH/SFTP into Pi on University Network

Should work just fine.
You just won't get a static IP address, so you'll have to look up what was been assigned to the RPi.
by Nr90
Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: FreeBSD
Topic: FreeBSD ARM for Raspbery Pi
Replies: 29
Views: 21344

Re: FreeBSD ARM for Raspbery Pi

ezyclie wrote:Sorry my server is down due to ethernet cable fault, I will fix it tomorrow.
I guess there are some things that can bring down even something as stable as a BSD server ;)
by Nr90
Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: make: arm-linux-gnueabihf-gcc: Command not found
Replies: 2
Views: 4386

Re: make: arm-linux-gnueabihf-gcc: Command not found

AFAIK arm-linux-gnueabihf-gcc is a cross compiler. It is run from a non arm computer. I think this makefile is supposed to be used on a different computer to compile something for the RPi. Depending on the distribution you run you can get it by doing apt-get install arm-linux-gnueabihf-gcc (or whate...
by Nr90
Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi For My Use? Best Way to Get a Pi in the USA?
Replies: 11
Views: 1890

Re: Pi For My Use? Best Way to Get a Pi in the USA?

I would say that the RPi lets you try linux fairly well.
I'd choose arch linux if you want to learn more about linux. It requires a bit more of an effort to learn, but it in the end it is very easy to see how the system is configured.
by Nr90
Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Usb as sd.
Replies: 9
Views: 2897

Re: Usb as sd.

The Pi doesn't support USB booting only booting from the SD Card slot is possible. You could still automount your USB drive on boot with statically linked folders but the OS can only boot from the SD Card slot first. Richard S. Not entirely true - the kernel must boot from SD card but the rest of t...
by Nr90
Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ubuntu 12.10 ssh to raspberry pi not working
Replies: 1
Views: 787

Re: Ubuntu 12.10 ssh to raspberry pi not working

Is putty using the same port as the other set ups?
by Nr90
Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Driver Install HELP
Replies: 9
Views: 1633

Re: Driver Install HELP

Are they linux drivers?
A windows driver will not work AFAIK
by Nr90
Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Remote connection from iPhone without a router?
Replies: 15
Views: 7008

Re: Remote connection from iPhone without a router?

Perhaps you could make your RPi function as a wireless acces point and connect to it over wifi.

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 36&t=19120 might help
by Nr90
Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: You Tube / Flash Support
Replies: 11
Views: 11903

Re: You Tube / Flash Support

for youtube you can also search this forum for a thread called youtube sans X.
It provides a CLI method of watching youtube, that works very (very) well.
by Nr90
Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberrypi 2.0
Replies: 14
Views: 2132

Re: Raspberrypi 2.0

Pff as long as it'll run windows I'll be happy
by Nr90
Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Upper size for Virtual Memory (swap) file?
Replies: 14
Views: 5755

Re: Upper size for Virtual Memory (swap) file?

Slightly useless but still neat to know jojopo :D
by Nr90
Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Run software from HDD
Replies: 14
Views: 1783

Re: Run software from HDD

I suppose you'd want to either:

1. simlink the /var/cache to your HDD

2. Or use apt-config to change Dir::Cache "var/cache/apt/";
by Nr90
Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: startx
Replies: 7
Views: 867

Re: startx

pkill x would kill the x server
by Nr90
Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: GPU accelerated X driver for RPi
Replies: 17
Views: 8806

Re: GPU accelerated X driver for RPi

That sounds very promising! :D
by Nr90
Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SD card died?
Replies: 13
Views: 4950

Re: SD card died?

Just checking, you haven't flipped the lock switch? Can you safely eject / unmount the drive and then reinsert? Sometimes helps for me. It might be worth trying a linux PC to see if this picks it up, because of the EXT4 partition. If you do not have access to a PC with linux you could try booting yo...
by Nr90
Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Admin rights for students?
Replies: 4
Views: 996

Re: Admin rights for students?

Sounds like a very neat application for the RPi!

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