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by obarthelemy
Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:47 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Buying a laptop for Linux
Replies: 12
Views: 2839

Re: Buying a laptop for Linux

You're question is a bit vague as you don't state a price, size, or use. I've tried googling general info 'coz I'm interested too, but as always, the results are spotty and outdated to the point of being useless. The issue is drivers for the GPU and other peripherals (touchpad, wifi,...), and handli...
by obarthelemy
Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bill Gates backs Raspberry Pi in all but name?
Replies: 79
Views: 14650

Re: Bill Gates backs Raspberry Pi in all but name?

I like the French saying "La critique est aisée, mais l'art est difficile" (criticizing others' work is easy, doing/making something is hard)
by obarthelemy
Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Using RPi for a commercial product
Replies: 1
Views: 715

Re: Using RPi for a commercial product

It depends on your timescale. The current limited availability should be transient and over by around september, with both the initial demand somewhat sated and production ramped-up. That's not 100% certain though, and depends on a number of internal and external factor (ie production issues, sourci...
by obarthelemy
Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bill Gates backs Raspberry Pi in all but name?
Replies: 79
Views: 14650

Re: Bill Gates backs Raspberry Pi in all but name?

I have a real hard time taking seriously anyone who uses Microsloth or M$ instead of MS, and other childish taunts. You do realize Apple is more locked-down and proprietary than MS ? Plus reading in the details, your points are mainly bogus, ie contending the number of buttons on a mouse is a core e...
by obarthelemy
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Adafruit's Raspberry Pi Case
Replies: 16
Views: 7306

Re: Adafruit's Raspberry Pi Case

The guy above is probably the seller himself.
by obarthelemy
Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied
Replies: 775
Views: 126760

Re: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied

So I registered on 23/04 which means I should have been able to order yesterday. Absolutely nothing so far. I feel sorry for RPF, because their manufacturing partners have let them down massively. Duplicate shipments, first come first served failing, 5 month lead times. What a way to destroy all th...
by obarthelemy
Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Samsung charger
Replies: 8
Views: 7533

Re: Samsung charger

I think Samsung make more than one charger ^^
by obarthelemy
Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: .....users (re:where to start learning C, C++)
Replies: 37
Views: 2831

Re: .....users (re:where to start learning C, C++)

"although, 1 big question....whats FOSS? lol"

google: what is FOSS ? The first page is mostly relevant... You really need to start trying to help yourself, before raging that people don't help you enough.

also, the first link when googling "C for beginners" looks OK to me.
by obarthelemy
Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: UPnP Media Receiver
Replies: 4
Views: 2052

Re: UPnP Media Receiver

xbmc is being ported to the pi, early versions are available now.
by obarthelemy
Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Français
Topic: Arrgh
Replies: 10
Views: 2952

Re: Arrgh

Bcp de blocs d'alim sont des merdouilles qui ne respectent meme pas leurs propres specs. A vue de nez les trucs de marque "un peu justes" marchent bien mieux que les trucs no-name soit disant 2-3 fois plus puissants.
by obarthelemy
Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Why n*x
Replies: 90
Views: 12810

Re: Why n*x

jamesh wrote:Up front cast iron specs don't work. Look at any government project for evidence of that
Or is it "Large government projects" don't work ? ^^
by obarthelemy
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: why doe's it not work! help me please
Replies: 1
Views: 944

Re: why doe's it not work! help me please

try looking at the answers and links in that thread: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... on#p103353

closing thread to avoid dupe.
by obarthelemy
Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Interfacing with windows network
Replies: 1
Views: 757

Re: Interfacing with windows network

You can share directories on the Pi with a Windows, and/or on the Windows PC with the Pi. Sharing from Pi to Windows involves samba Sharing from Windows to Pi involves the mount command and ntfs-3g (or the fstab file to mount at boot). And of course sharing the directory in Windows. There have been ...
by obarthelemy
Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to use ssh through ethernet?
Replies: 6
Views: 1084

Re: How to use ssh through ethernet?

The power port does just that: supply power to the Pi. If you want your Pi to be on your LAN, you need to connect its ethernet port to your router with a cable, or to add a Wifi dongle (choose one that's been OKed)
by obarthelemy
Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Minecraft Bukkit Server
Replies: 1
Views: 2179

Re: Minecraft Bukkit Server

Hardware-wise, the Pi is always on by design. The software (USB drivers esp.) is still a bit unstable right now, but getting better fast. You can setup a swap (paging) file on external media. That might not be enough though, because the Pi has precious little RAM, and paging has to go through a sing...
by obarthelemy
Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Need help with an Android (4.0.3) widget
Replies: 1
Views: 1377

Need help with an Android (4.0.3) widget

Hi. I got an Android tablet for my elderly parents, but they'll struggle with the UI (too small and fiddly). I've looked everywhere for LARGE and evocative launch widgets or launchers, no luck. Either they aren't big enough, or they're just a generic icon, not a preview of the actual content (my sis...
by obarthelemy
Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: miniDLNA for RPi Debian Squeeze
Replies: 9
Views: 14949

Re: miniDLNA for RPi Debian Squeeze

xbmc is a dlna player being ported to the Pi
by obarthelemy
Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Quantity Orders (When)
Replies: 30
Views: 4557

Re: Quantity Orders (When)

Get a grip. There's no magic wand to summon up parts and production capacity. Plus it makes no sense to setup production for 100.000's of units per week and then dismantle 9/10ths of it once the initial surge has abated.
And the software is not quite ready anyway.
by obarthelemy
Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Steampunk Pi case
Replies: 10
Views: 5261

Re: Steampunk Pi case

Nice one. Does it smell of motor oil ?
by obarthelemy
Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: miniDLNA for RPi Debian Squeeze
Replies: 9
Views: 14949

Re: miniDLNA for RPi Debian Squeeze

Thanks for the link ! I small quirk I found with miniDLNA is that it puts all its shares at the root, ie if you do like the tutorial does, you'll end up with your music, pics and videos all mixed up at the root dlna folder. I went around that setting upa "DLNA shares" dir, and populating it with ali...
by obarthelemy
Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: $89.99 Retail Touchscreen Tablets for Use with Pi?
Replies: 5
Views: 2635

Re: $89.99 Retail Touchscreen Tablets for Use with Pi?

I've bought a couple of cheap chinese tablet, and they were... worth their price I guess. One I had to throw away right away because it never worked properly. The other one was quite OK (ainol Novo8), except for a 2.5hr battery life. I don't mind limited features/performance, especially when I'm war...
by obarthelemy
Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: External USB VGA adapter
Replies: 2
Views: 7618

Re: External USB VGA adapter

Going from HDMI to DVI-D only requires a dumb cable, which should not cost much more than an HDMI-HDMI cable, only the connector is different. Using a USB VGA adapter , if it is possible at all, will be painful since it requires a whole lot of RAM and CPU cycles to run some kind of fake video driver...
by obarthelemy
Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can I use raspberry pi to build a computer and sell it?
Replies: 6
Views: 1348

Re: Can I use raspberry pi to build a computer and sell it?

you certainly can add an HDD. It just has to be USB, and powered.
by obarthelemy
Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can I use raspberry pi to build a computer and sell it?
Replies: 6
Views: 1348

Re: Can I use raspberry pi to build a computer and sell it?

Yes, the Foundation has no problem with people selling their Pis. Especially when there's some value added, such has bundling it with a box and other hardware + software doodads.

Just make sure your buyer(s) are well aware of the Pi's limitations, or you light end up with unhappy customers.
by obarthelemy
Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: OpenWRT?
Replies: 1
Views: 653

Re: OpenWRT?

see http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... =41&t=1098

closing this thread to avoid duplication.

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