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by JonB
Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 840
Views: 385491

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

Looking at the pictures that is exactly what he has done. That's a full sized HDMI plug poking out of it. Underneath the cover, the plugs sticking out of the Lapdock are on flying leads and can easily be moved, if you're OK with hacking the case. He's also connected one of the USB data lines to the ...
by JonB
Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: new and cheap case
Replies: 2
Views: 1534

Re: new and cheap case

That's a good idea... :)
by JonB
Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Iridium Rising - 3D space combat for the Pi
Replies: 64
Views: 14847

Re: Iridium Rising - 3D space combat for the Pi

I would recommend recreating the Elite control method for flying about in a 3D environment. Anything else is basically unplayable.
by JonB
Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Iridium Rising - 3D space combat for the Pi
Replies: 64
Views: 14847

Re: Iridium Rising - 3D space combat for the Pi

They could do it like Elite - with "space dust" streaming towards the user's POV. This moves independantly of the starfield, which doesn't move.

Looks like we may see a port of Oolite...
by JonB
Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: A new alu case for Raspberry to fund
Replies: 9
Views: 3698

Re: A new alu case for Raspberry to fund

I don't want to sound too grumpy but come on... it's just a box!

When are you (I mean all of you box makers) going to realise that most people will not spend 50%+ of the cost of the Pi on a box?
by JonB
Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 840
Views: 385491

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

xxxstarmanxxx wrote: Something tells me I'd get a few hearts pulsing setting this up in 1st class during the Olympics! lol :)
First class commuter? You should have a MacBook Air! :lol:
by JonB
Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Where are the demos Eben speaks of?
Replies: 14
Views: 3216

Re: Where are the demos Eben speaks of?

dom wrote:Have you switched to 224M memory split?
Yep, fist thing I did. Is lack of memory killing the GPU then?
by JonB
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Where are the demos Eben speaks of?
Replies: 14
Views: 3216

Re: Where are the demos Eben speaks of?

Hmm. "./hello_video.bin test.h264" didn't do anything but hang.

Am I missing something here? It compiled without incident.
by JonB
Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Installing FUSE, the Spectrum emulator. Arch or Debian instructions wanted.
Replies: 82
Views: 27430

Re: Installing FUSE, the Spectrum emulator. Arch or Debian i

Maybe being a little dumb here.. but aren't these instructions for Arch not Debian?

I'm trying to compile (admittedly with the xserver running) and it is failing with out of memory. Can I run pacman in Debian?
by JonB
Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: MIDI keyboards?
Replies: 22
Views: 20116

Re: MIDI keyboards?

I have an M-Audio Keystation Midi / USB keyboard. I could try that - but I can't play for toffee - and I haven't got sound working on my Pi yet.

:cry:
by JonB
Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Different GUI's for Debian squeeze
Replies: 14
Views: 13242

Re: Different GUI's for Debian squeeze

startxfce4 - got it.

Funny, xfce is much slower than lxde! I wonder why?
by JonB
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: synaptic
Replies: 12
Views: 3529

Re: synaptic

I managed it in Debian with apt-get install synaptic Took a while but got there in the end. I had resized my partition as abishur suggested though. I found that synaptic tends to lock up itself (when rebuilding indexes) - either that or its just eating all resources - CPU was on 100% for ages and in...
by JonB
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: C/C++
Topic: C Newbie - How to Validate Integer Input
Replies: 11
Views: 4219

Re: C Newbie - How to Validate Integer Input

You asked for pointers... try this little function.. uses a character pointer (i.e., "address in memory") to scan a buffer looking for non integer type chracters. First on it finds, it clears the return value and exits the loop. After the loop it returns the result. 0 (false) = "Not an integer"; 1 (...
by JonB
Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Different GUI's for Debian squeeze
Replies: 14
Views: 13242

Re: Different GUI's for Debian squeeze

That's interesting. I used Synaptic to install xfce last night, and all it did was put a bitmap on the background of my lxeterm. I will try the startx argument tonight. Thanks!

How do you switch the default desktop? In Gnome / Ubuntu you can select at the login screen - can this be setup in LXDE?
by JonB
Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 840
Views: 385491

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

I sure hope you're right. I mean it'll be a Hall effect sensor, but since it disconnects the power, you'd need to hack the Lapdock to get it to trigger a logoff rather than just zapping power. There doesn't seem to be any documentation.. Better hackers than me will be needed to work it all out! Actu...
by JonB
Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Retro Game Manic Miner
Replies: 11
Views: 3496

Re: Retro Game Manic Miner

Eh what you lost me there! Who do I know with an Afro?

Tell ya what, PM me and remind me! :D
by JonB
Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:19 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: shortening cables / moving connectors
Replies: 4
Views: 3559

Re: shortening cables / moving connectors

Absolutely right, Gert. And not getting uptight when someone finds a defect in your work (basically means you produce a better product).

I hope admitting I have two of the little devils doesn't make me a pariah!
by JonB
Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 840
Views: 385491

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

We'll see, Joe.... Not all Lapdocks are created equal, you know. Atrix is the latest model. Meybe I'll be lucky!

;)


[Edit: You win, mate : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge5UWtV4u7A ... darn it! ]
by JonB
Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: shortening cables / moving connectors
Replies: 4
Views: 3559

Re: shortening cables / moving connectors

Thanks Gert, I was hoping you would pick this up.

Impedance, yes that was what I was thinking of! Been many years since I fiddled with electronics and I was never that good at the theory. I need to do some feasibility tests. Fortunately I have a second Pi so if I blow the first up I have a backup.
by JonB
Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: shortening cables / moving connectors
Replies: 4
Views: 3559

shortening cables / moving connectors

Hi I now have an Atrix Lapdock with all required connectors and it is working very well with my Pi. However, I want to put the Pi in a case that will dock to the Lapdock, and this means I need to alter it a little. Here's a list: - replace double USB plug with single - desolder Ethernet socket and m...
by JonB
Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 840
Views: 385491

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

Has anyone been able to get the trackpad recognised as a trackpad rather than a mouse? I ask because I'd like to use multitouch gestures. .var/log/Xorg.0.log reports it as a mouse with 1 button on /dev/input/event0 (although the "emulate centre button" works - click both buttons simultaneously gives...
by JonB
Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 840
Views: 385491

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

Well my connectors turned up and I spliced a Y cable together and setup the config.txt (disable_overscan=1 / hdmi_drive=2).

Wow, what a picture. It's really sharp, pixel perfect. So what I need now is a demo so I can check the sound is working - any suggestions?
by JonB
Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Burn-in period of bcm2835?
Replies: 5
Views: 2666

Re: Burn-in period of bcm2835?

Actually, for analogue circuitry and loudspeakers, "burn in" is not a myth. It's just a recognition that the electrical characteristics of the componentry change over time (I expect this change to be faster when the components are new). Also, consider that these circuits are designed to perform best...
by JonB
Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: futile order cancellation
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

Re: futile order cancellation

United Kingdom.

(I already have a Pi)
by JonB
Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What exactly does the Unique Activation Code suggest?
Replies: 12
Views: 2491

Re: What exactly does the Unique Activation Code suggest?

Yes. The whole of RS has come to a standstill while you decide whether to go ahead and buy a Pi. Your personal pi is sitting on a golden cushion guarded by dragons, just waiting for your response. Get on with it. The longer you faff about, the longer you will have to wait for your Pi. After some pr...

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