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by Hiro
Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: ssh
Replies: 10
Views: 2330

Re: ssh

That doesn't seem to work for me, it is seeing the number in the line as the file name and tries to open it, hence the error "Cannot execute 0 No such file or directory" but if i leave the number off the line it opens the session and program but doesn't name it. I managed to find a solution, "screen...
by Hiro
Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: ssh
Replies: 10
Views: 2330

Re: ssh

I am looking for a session for email, one for torrents and maybe another for file transfer, maybe just simple ftp or maybe something a little more modern and it would be nice to call the session by the name so i'll open another couple of sessions and try that. Thanks for the advice on Mutt, i now ha...
by Hiro
Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: ssh
Replies: 10
Views: 2330

Re: ssh

Cheers that's just the badger i needed. Not quite got it working perfectly yet, i named the session but when i do screen -ls i only get the number of the session not the name is this right? I assumed you would get the name as how else do you know which session is doing what. I guess i just got the n...
by Hiro
Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: ssh
Replies: 10
Views: 2330

ssh

When i finally get a Pi i would like to run it headless as a torrent and email server (and possibly a few other things as well). I am intending it to be cli only to keep resource usage down so i have found cli torrent program (rtorrent) and installed it on my linux box and then shh'd into that box f...
by Hiro
Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Liams Raspberry Pi Tutorials
Replies: 35
Views: 6546

Re: Liams Raspberry Pi Tutorials

<t>Please keep up the good work Liam, i too haven't programmed since my BBC Micro days (apart from a few simple shell scripts) so i am finding the Python tutorials very interesting.<br/> <br/> Hopefully in months to come you might be able to cover using Python to communicate with the outside world u...
by Hiro
Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Science Fiction
Replies: 82
Views: 15598

Re: Science Fiction

<t>Surprised to see very little mention of William Gibson and Bruce Sterling here. Maybe they aren't in the same league as the greats but both write exceptionally good modern science/tech fiction.  The sort of stuff i would expect Pi fans to enjoy, perhaps a bit "Bubblegum Fiction" for some people b...
by Hiro
Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cardboard Case
Replies: 18
Views: 10377

Re: Cardboard Case

You can now get cardboard cases for external hard drives so why not for a Pi?

http://www.bytepac.com/home.ph.....language=1
by Hiro
Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Which browser do you use?
Replies: 37
Views: 10667

Re: Which browser do you use?

<t>Used to use Firefox on Windows and Linux until version 4.6 when i started having stability problems on Windows machines so changed to Chrome on Windows and then later on Linux.<br/> <br/> Did try Firefox again recently on an older Windows machine and it hogged too much memory so currently playing...
by Hiro
Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Boot from USB
Replies: 16
Views: 5912

Re: Boot from USB

<t>@Smartybones<br/> <br/> I never thought of multi-booting but i can certainly see the advantage in that.<br/> <br/> Just had a quick google for relative speeds of SD card and USB speed and external hard drive speed and i think there may be an advantage there too if i have my figures right. The car...
by Hiro
Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Boot from USB
Replies: 16
Views: 5912

Re: Boot from USB

<t>Assuming an image could be made on the SD card to access the boot files on an external hard drive is there any advantage to doing this?<br/> <br/> Would there be a speed advantage? I suppose i need to look up access/read times of SD cards and usb hard drives  and compare the two.<br/> <br/> Is th...
by Hiro
Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: step by step guide?
Replies: 91
Views: 14545

Re: step by step guide?

<t>I have been playing with Acrh Linux recently and i wonder if that would do what you want. The X86 version installs a small system and allows you to add the  rest to suit yourself either from a CD or on-line.<br/> <br/> I presume the arm release will be similar, a very small install (from a downlo...
by Hiro
Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Making a unique OS
Replies: 33
Views: 7642

Re: Making a unique OS

<t>I tried the cross compiler (ELDK), managed to get it installed and started the process but i have to say it does get rather complicated very quickly and i'm currently stuck with it. When i get a bit more time i will search for a solution as it looks interesting but am in no rush as i think i will...
by Hiro
Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Making a unique OS
Replies: 33
Views: 7642

Re: Making a unique OS

<t>Already done the Arch linux thing last weekend on my x86 machine and was surprised how easy it was. I intend to keep using it but will also be trying as many other roll your own type systems as i have time for just to see what they are like.<br/> <br/> I was just curious whether or not i'd be abl...
by Hiro
Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Making a unique OS
Replies: 33
Views: 7642

Re: Making a unique OS

<t>summers said: <br/> <br/> <br/> That bits easy – unplug the SD card from the pi – plug it into your development machine – the write the file system.<br/> <br/> The trouble is my development machine isn't an Arm processor. As you say i probably can't do a lot at the moment until a few people start...
by Hiro
Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Making a unique OS
Replies: 33
Views: 7642

Re: Making a unique OS

Will having a Pi make things any easier though, i thought it could only boot off the SD card. Is this wrong, will it be able to boot to a cd plugged into the usb port and install as per usual? If not i still have the problem of getting my os built onto the card.
by Hiro
Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Making a unique OS
Replies: 33
Views: 7642

Re: Making a unique OS

<t>I didn't know there were so many ways to roll your own. I intend to try them all at some time but sticking with Arch for now as i already have it working.<br/> <br/> The next part of the problem is of course to make an Arm version and install it to an SD card but i'm not really sure how to do thi...
by Hiro
Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Making a unique OS
Replies: 33
Views: 7642

Re: Making a unique OS

<t>Thought i'd let you know where i'm at with this. Had a bit of a mare with LFS as the script on their site which checks for the correct versions of required packages flagged up a problem with libc.so.6 which it claimed wasn't there. It took an awful lot of searching to find out that it had simply ...
by Hiro
Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I would make better use of a Raspberry than..
Replies: 32
Views: 6982

Re: I would make better use of a Raspberry than..

<t>I though the sums on the posting page were a test to see if you were bright enough to get one of the first batch:).<br/> <br/> I have decided NOT to buy one of the first batch. "Why?" i hear you ask (i have a vivid imagination). Well i wouldn't get the full use out of it initially, although i hav...
by Hiro
Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Making a unique OS
Replies: 33
Views: 7642

Re: Making a unique OS

<t>Both Arch and Gentoo look easier to handle than Linux From Scratch. There doesn't seem to be that much difference to the installation procedure or the final result so will probably try both and pick the one i prefer. Thanks for the advice on that.<br/> <br/> I know i should probably start a new p...
by Hiro
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Making a unique OS
Replies: 33
Views: 7642

Re: Making a unique OS

<t>Puppy is one of my favourite distros but it isn't exactly what i'm looking for so either i make do with something that isn't exactly right or i make something that is right. I have the latest Ubuntu installed at  the moment so will try Linux From Scratch and try to build exactly what i want. If i...
by Hiro
Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Making a unique OS
Replies: 33
Views: 7642

Re: Making a unique OS

<t>I would like to be able to build my own version of linux to run on the Pi so it is tailor made just for the projects i want to do. A quick search led me to Linux From Scratch and reading up it looks just the job for what i want.<br/> <br/> I don't have much linux experience but i do understand th...
by Hiro
Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Greatest game of all time
Replies: 152
Views: 41257

Re: Greatest game of all time

<t>Bring a race simulation nut to this say i blame Revs on the BBC Micro for my addiction, i played that game for ever. Also a big fan of a Spectrum game called Splat! It was very simple but at the same time obscenely addictive.<br/> <br/> Finally My school had a Tandy TRS-80 which i was lucky enoug...
by Hiro
Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cluster (Bramble...) Design Discussion (Advanced)
Replies: 170
Views: 87996

Re: Cluster (Bramble...) Design Discussion (Advanced)

<t>Svartalf said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Other than as an academic exercise can"t think of any application (well... may be a wirespeed router but for that you really need two ports per board. 256MB may be enough buffering....). But I am sure my failure of imagination would be cured if I had access ...
by Hiro
Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: An idea to get kids interested in buying a unit if their school does not use them.
Replies: 41
Views: 6664

Re: An idea to get kids interested in buying a unit if their school does not use them.

<r>liz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> One thing the foundation is planning on is running competitions (probably monthly) for the best programming project. (Kids only.) We will be offering <S><s>[s]</s>bribes<e>[/s]</e></S> prizes for the best each month to encourage kids to get programming, and we"re hopin...
by Hiro
Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows CE 6
Replies: 37
Views: 12351

Re: Windows CE 6

<t>I personally wouldn't want to run windows on a Pi but there again i'm sure that many people out there would have no interest at all in doing the things i want to do. So long as someone is capable of doing whatever it is they want to do and don't expect someone else to do it for them then wish the...

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