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by obarthelemy
Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Why n*x
Replies: 90
Views: 13253

Re: Why n*x

DavidS wrote: WE ARE THE HACKERS OF TODAY; LET US REMIND THE WORLD HOW FUN AND FAST COMPUTING CAN BE.
I don't think The World cares much, it just wants its Angry birds, FaceBook, and Twitter apps :-p

You're welcome to do it for your own fun and education, and maybe to impress your peers though :-)
by obarthelemy
Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: VNC from an outside network
Replies: 14
Views: 10683

Re: VNC from an outside network

Just to make it as beginner-friendly as I can: In your house, you are on a local LAN, and all your computers have very similar local IP addresses, often 192.168.0.xx, with just xx being different for each PC, and between 0 and 255. These are local addresses only, good for talking to a local PC from ...
by obarthelemy
Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:05 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: u-boot image?
Replies: 14
Views: 7105

Re: u-boot image?

You're missing that you can do that without u-boot, with a few scripts to change config.txt so that the Pi looks for its kernel and rootfs where you want it too, and reboots.
This does require a reboot so it's less elegant than u-boot, but it's also a lot less work.
by obarthelemy
Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:01 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How-to: Enlightenment Desktop Environment under Arch
Replies: 23
Views: 48021

Re: How-to: Enlightenment Desktop Environment under Arch

Interesting post, thanks !
by obarthelemy
Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Pi's Chinese rival has arrived
Replies: 78
Views: 19854

Re: The Pi's Chinese rival has arrived

I think the bet is that a full Linux will run on it. VIA have confirmed it's not locked-down on purpose, so it should be feasible w/o acrobatics. I read somewhere that the previous Pi-killer of the week, based on an Allwinner A10, just got Ubuntu.
by obarthelemy
Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:05 am
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Pay de Gex, FRANCE : Hands on demonstration
Replies: 10
Views: 2988

Re: Pay de Gex, FRANCE : Hands on demonstration

Sorry, not my area at all.

I can translate materials in the mean time if you need.
by obarthelemy
Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: More samba problems
Replies: 8
Views: 1610

Re: More samba problems

seems to be -s
http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/man ... mbd.8.html

I've resorted to putting all my custom config files in a specific dir under my user dir. This makes backups easier, and finding them, too. If you don't do that, config files end up all over the place with no rhyme nor reason.
by obarthelemy
Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:53 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: mini itx psu
Replies: 21
Views: 5935

Re: mini itx psu

The pi takes 2W tops. A typical HDD, 10W. No clue about an optical, let's say 10W. This 120W PSU will be operating so much below spec that its efficiency will be horrendous. There are similar PSUs with a lower wattage. I think the best known brand is picoPSU. I used a couple inside miniITX boxes wit...
by obarthelemy
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: Français
Topic: Any Farnell shippings to France ?
Replies: 19
Views: 4557

Re: Any Farnell shippings to France ?

J'ai reçu le mien, commandé chez RS, il y a environ une semaine. Je me suis incrit pour précommande le jour du lancement, et j'ai eu un code pour commander il y a un mois environ. J'ai l'impression que Farnell est en retard sur RS pour le moment, ceci dit dans le futur ca sera peut-être le contraire...
by obarthelemy
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: More samba problems
Replies: 8
Views: 1610

Re: More samba problems

I've run into samba weirdness on 2 other fronts
- edits done while samba is running sometimes get overwritten when you close samba, I think.
- the config file may not be where you think it is. use a command line parameter to make extra sure samba is using the one you're messing with.
by obarthelemy
Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: "Screen" is very useful on the Pi !
Replies: 18
Views: 53557

Re: "Screen" is very useful on the Pi !

After spending quite some time on screen, I've been told tmux is where it's at now ?
by obarthelemy
Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Torrent server
Replies: 197
Views: 119501

Re: Torrent server

That's interesting. the next questions are: - what happens if you do the same copy operation from a network share to a USB drive ? Maybe local to USB drive doesn't stress the I/O enough, and Torrents do 'net to local, both over USB. - does the Linux cop command have extra I/O safeties, timers, or er...
by obarthelemy
Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New forum request.
Replies: 6
Views: 1893

Re: New forum request.

GLEE is soooo last season. Oh, wait...
by obarthelemy
Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mhz
Replies: 24
Views: 3477

Re: Mhz

Well, thank you. So there is no chance of a word processor working with the raspberry pi? First, lots of word processors work, including Open/Libre Office. Second, Open/Libre office is about the most bloated piece of software there is. There are lighter alternatives whose feature set might be enoug...
by obarthelemy
Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Which distro ?
Replies: 25
Views: 6229

Re: Which distro ?

SD cards are cheap, the time to dig into a distro isn't ^^
by obarthelemy
Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Media Server Madness
Replies: 8
Views: 5422

Re: Media Server Madness

I just had the same thing happen with minidlna not showing some files to neither of my android dlna clients, but listing them in xbmc on windows. Wrapper format shenanigans I'm sure.
by obarthelemy
Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Chromium browser build failure
Replies: 46
Views: 16168

Re: Chromium browser build failure

Just a useless cheer post. Having a good browser on the Pi is important. The work you're doing is highly appreciated and anticipated :)
by obarthelemy
Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 8000 interrupts per second when idle!
Replies: 141
Views: 54570

Re: 8000 interrupts per second when idle!

I think the idea is that experts will solve these issues for them. Once the faulty drivers are fixed, nobody needs to worry about them anymore, except people who actually want to ^^
by obarthelemy
Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Please explain softfloat vs softfp vs hardfp
Replies: 11
Views: 30206

Re: Please explain softfloat vs softfp vs hardfp

I'd venture a guess: *calling* an FP emulator may only be a couple of cycles. *Actually doing* soft FP takes a whole bunch of cycles more than doing hard FP ? Plus I think the soft/hard variants are not only about actual maths, but also about how parameters are passed when calling functions, with th...
by obarthelemy
Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Age........
Replies: 18
Views: 3780

Re: Age........

No surprise with all the ZX81 and BBC Micro references. The foundation should branch out and market glasses too :D
by obarthelemy
Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:21 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: I need to be very careful.....
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: I need to be very careful.....

@liz You mean you're taking your computer too ?
by obarthelemy
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Ubuntu on Arm
Replies: 8
Views: 7646

Re: Ubuntu on Arm

No. Ubuntu doesn't support the Pi's ARM version, and never will.
by obarthelemy
Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 8000 interrupts per second when idle!
Replies: 141
Views: 54570

Re: 8000 interrupts per second when idle!

To me, USB is one on the great mysteries of life. If only firewire....
by obarthelemy
Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Open/Closed or Somewhere-in-between source?
Replies: 81
Views: 8609

Re: Open/Closed or Somewhere-in-between source?

If MS's line that the locked bootloader is there to prevent users from viruses is true, is it more immoral to let 99% of the population more open to viruses, or to deprive 1% of the population (the hackers), of multiboot on some machines ?
by obarthelemy
Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Torrent server
Replies: 197
Views: 119501

Re: Torrent server

I think the USB drivers are flaky right now. Does your pi freeze also on heavy disk I/O, not torrent-related ?

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