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by LemmeFatale
Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi as Writing Only Machine
Replies: 7
Views: 2230

Re: Raspberry Pi as Writing Only Machine

but I dunno if anyone's made a "kiosk mode" word processor... ? I know of a couple, though not all are open-source (I heard of these before ever even having heard of a "kiosk mode" web-browser, funnily enough :lol: ). Whilst trying to find one of the ones I recalled, I found this article , which me...
by LemmeFatale
Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Your daily head/desk
Replies: 47
Views: 5310

Re: Your daily head/desk

jamesh wrote:And if he isn't, well, he's a bit dim it seems to me.
Or has an agenda, perhaps?

The poor article comes off as very deliberately misleading, to me.
by LemmeFatale
Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: NOOBS did not expand filesystem; Can I fix it?
Replies: 7
Views: 4547

Re: NOOBS did not expand filesystem; Can I fix it?

So am I, and I learned a handy lesson, too: Always read the label. :lol: I've now located the card that I thought it was (though I still don't know why it wasn't in the adapter like I thought I'd left it; Ah well), and I'll just start over on that, since I imagine it'd be a bit of a pain to flash it...
by LemmeFatale
Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: NOOBS did not expand filesystem; Can I fix it?
Replies: 7
Views: 4547

Re: NOOBS did not expand filesystem; Can I fix it?

Aw, god, I feel like a right idiot now... :lol: I did all the checking requested, and then finally took the card (it's a microSD - forgot to mention that) out of its adapter, to find that it's not the 8GB card I thought it was. I'm so sorry about this - I must've mixed up my cards and flashed a spar...
by LemmeFatale
Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: MAME isnt detecting rom files
Replies: 13
Views: 10417

Re: MAME isnt detecting rom files

Don't worry to much about 'parent' ROMS it shouldn't affect smaller files like Pac-Man/Dig-Dug. Actually, it does - that's why I specifically used Pac-Man as an example to explain it. I've come across it more times with smaller, older games, than anything else. :lol: It's how MAME does things - as ...
by LemmeFatale
Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: boot animation!!![ improved ]
Replies: 47
Views: 21225

Re: boot animation!!!

ric96 wrote:works like magic!!!!!!!
you need to enable boot to desktop or you will get a blank screen
Thanks for this information. :)

It would have been handy if the instructions had made a mention of it, though!
by LemmeFatale
Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: NOOBS did not expand filesystem; Can I fix it?
Replies: 7
Views: 4547

NOOBS did not expand filesystem; Can I fix it?

This is an odd one, and hard to search for info on. My apologies if I have this in the wrong section - I wasn't 100% sure where it should go. Anyway... I installed Raspbian via the most excellent NOOBS a couple of days ago. The card I installed it to is a genuine Kingston 8GB one, Class 4. The capac...
by LemmeFatale
Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:58 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: MAME isnt detecting rom files
Replies: 13
Views: 10417

Re: MAME isnt detecting rom files

Unlike console emulation, where the game dumps are very often single self-contained files, sometimes all of the files required to run a game in any given version of MAME are spread across the different ROM-sets for that game. For example, you can't run any version or hack of Pac-Man without also hav...
by LemmeFatale
Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: boot animation!!![ improved ]
Replies: 47
Views: 21225

Re: boot animation!!!

Ok, I'm back. I've had a good old go at it, but I can't get the instructions to work for me at all, and I don't know enough (or anything, really!) about scripting to be able to figure out what or where the problem is. It doesn't prevent booting, at least - it just gives a message that the script fai...
by LemmeFatale
Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Very, very impressed with NOOBS
Replies: 4
Views: 875

Re: Very, very impressed with NOOBS

liz wrote:Thank you! As you say, people do not tend to leave positive feedback - reading this just made Rob implode with happiness. We appreciate it: thanks!
You know, it sounds corny, but reading this made me smile, too. :)

Glad that the feedback's appreciated, too. Keep up the great work, guys and gals!
by LemmeFatale
Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Unreliable Unreliable Unreliable
Replies: 81
Views: 12352

Re: Unreliable Unreliable Unreliable

yes, i just want to point out that, accept the fact, all SD card can corrupt with pi, dont blame adapter, faulty SD card, low voltage of tp1 to tp2. and yes those can cause corruption too, but even you fix all other problems, a pi can still corrupt if you simply cut power. And so can any magnetic h...
by LemmeFatale
Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: boot animation!!![ improved ]
Replies: 47
Views: 21225

Re: boot animation!!!

omega1 wrote:Can anyone confirm the instructions in the link work?
I'm should have the time to give it a go tonight, with any luck. I'll post back with confirmation (or not), when I do, if no-one else beats me to it.
by LemmeFatale
Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which RPi OS Do You Prefer?
Replies: 6
Views: 1257

Re: Which RPi OS Do You Prefer?

I've not ventured into media centre territory or suchlike, so it has to be Raspbian for me, with RISC OS as a close second.
by LemmeFatale
Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Setting up fortune and Adding Custom Fortune Files: A Guide
Replies: 3
Views: 6824

Re: Setting up fortune and Adding Custom Fortune Files: A Gu

Thanks!

If I could get hold of the Tip of the Day list from the homepage, I'd compile that into a fortune file. Maybe a list of amusing (computing-related, to give it a focus) one-liners from the forum, too. :lol:
by LemmeFatale
Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Setting up fortune and Adding Custom Fortune Files: A Guide
Replies: 3
Views: 6824

Setting up fortune and Adding Custom Fortune Files: A Guide

I found myself missing the command line application, "fortune", on my Raspberry Pi, running Raspbian. Not only that, I wanted to add fortunes of my own to it, too, so I learned how, and decided to write a guide as I went about setting it up - and now I'm sharing that guide here. Some screenshots are...
by LemmeFatale
Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Very, very impressed with NOOBS
Replies: 4
Views: 875

Very, very impressed with NOOBS

I know that people are generally more inclined to post about things if they're having problems, or are unhappy with things, or whatever, but I've just decided to start fresh with my Raspbian installation, and opted to use NOOBS instead of the dd method, this time. NOOBS wasn't around the last time I...
by LemmeFatale
Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: How do I upgrade an RPi RISC OS installation?
Replies: 16
Views: 6080

Re: How do I upgrade an RPi RISC OS installation?

Sorry it's taken me so long to get to dealing with this! I finally had the time to sit down with this and follow the instructions. All went well, until the part where I had to power-cycle without shutting down cleanly, unfortunately, at which point I ended up with a corrupted card. I know that this ...
by LemmeFatale
Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Unreliable Unreliable Unreliable
Replies: 81
Views: 12352

Re: Unreliable Unreliable Unreliable

yes, i just want to point out that, accept the fact, all SD card can corrupt with pi, dont blame adapter, faulty SD card, low voltage of tp1 to tp2. and yes those can cause corruption too, but even you fix all other problems, a pi can still corrupt if you simply cut power. And so can any magnetic h...
by LemmeFatale
Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: boot animation!!![ improved ]
Replies: 47
Views: 21225

Re: boot animation!!!

mrpi64 wrote:Sorry, it wont work. When I was just about to install it, I noticed that It installs an OpenGL Related Library. If the animation requires OpenGL, It will certainly not work on the Pi.
The instructions linked to by ric96 clearly refer only to still PNG images.
by LemmeFatale
Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Using a wireless mouse and keyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 51020

Re: Using a wireless mouse and keyboard

texy wrote:Most, if not all of the key-repeat issues have been fixed with a later kernel than back in May.
So to update to latest you can use rpi-update and your prblems should be solved.
rgds,
Texy
Unless I've missed something, I'm not sure that rpi-update's available for RISC OS... :)
by LemmeFatale
Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: boot animation!!![ improved ]
Replies: 47
Views: 21225

Re: boot animation!!!

http://kb.gosi.at/content/43/141/en/how-to-add-a-custom-splashscreen-to-raspberry-pi-_-raspbian.html got it havn't tried it yet but will get back as soon as possible!!!! :D :D :D :D :D Oh, cool! I'm going to give this a go as well, when I've got a moment - I've got a favourite geeky pic that I'd lo...
by LemmeFatale
Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Helping to stop scammers
Replies: 14
Views: 2401

Re: Helping to stop scammers

You guys are making me wonder whether there are any scam-baiting groups out there who focus on technology-related cold-call scams, now...

There are plenty of funny ones relating to "419" scams, I'd love to read crazy transcripts of folks dealing with these computer-related scammers. :lol:
by LemmeFatale
Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Marmalade - Raspberry Pi OS Preview
Replies: 17
Views: 10934

Re: Marmalade - Raspberry Pi OS Preview

This looks good, and it's good to hear that it's still being worked on! Yes, I am still working on it.Some of the things are going to be aligned towards Ubuntu One and hence the wait. I'm not familiar with Ubuntu One - what's going to be aligned with it? Looks nice! But, a bit to complicated for the...
by LemmeFatale
Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Unreliable Unreliable Unreliable
Replies: 81
Views: 12352

Re: Unreliable Unreliable Unreliable

1: Where were the problem SD Cards purchased? (Asking simply due to the high instances of false-capacity counterfeits on the likes of eBay, dhgate, and so on, over the last decade or so. Further info is available here , for anyone interested.) 2: Have the SD Cards been tested as genuine using a ded...
by LemmeFatale
Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Unreliable Unreliable Unreliable
Replies: 81
Views: 12352

Re: Unreliable Unreliable Unreliable

Terribly sorry to butt in here, but I noticed that nobody has asked two particular questions regarding SD Cards that I would personally view as worthwhile, just for the purposes of covering everything. If I may; 1: Where were the problem SD Cards purchased? (Asking simply due to the high instances o...

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