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by XAPBob
Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Shipping Schedule?
Replies: 18
Views: 3469

Re: Shipping Schedule?

Crundy said:


1 + 1? Why is this capcha getting so hard?


10 right...

11+10 = 101, why does it not me through?
by XAPBob
Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Isn't this all too complicated?
Replies: 230
Views: 38613

Re: Isn't this all too complicated?

<t>Ease of use I think Linux has Window beaten hands down.<br/> <br/> If I give a non techie a PC and a windows disk it takes several hours to get to a point where they have to start downloading updates, and then buying/downloading software.<br/> <br/> If I do the same with an ubuntu disc (the last ...
by XAPBob
Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pi pi connectivity bandwidth, without USB or Ethernet
Replies: 18
Views: 7944

Re: pi pi connectivity bandwidth, without USB or Ethernet

<t>The "Expensive" model has both Ethernet and Dual USB><br/> <br/> That's one USB port for another network device (wireless maybe, to connect to your house, when you are parked outside, or for your smartphone to connect to as a control mechanism), and one for the USB storage media.  Leaving the eth...
by XAPBob
Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power supply and usb power questions
Replies: 16
Views: 4708

Re: Power supply and usb power questions

I presume that a USB powered hub could be deployed with one of the outputs supplying the RPi via a short USB cable.

There is nothing (I believe) connected to the data pins, so you don't end up with an RPi trying to control itself...
by XAPBob
Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RTC
Replies: 36
Views: 15498

Re: RTC

<r>There is also the old Rugby time signal (now broadcast from Cumbria I believe).<br/> <br/> [PDF Details: <URL url="http://www.npl.co.uk/science-+.....-date-code">http://www.npl.co.uk/science-+.....-date-code</URL> ]<br/> <br/> I have a couple of receivers for those (IIRC I was going to hang them ...
by XAPBob
Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Console output after GPU handover?
Replies: 9
Views: 1985

Re: Console output after GPU handover?

Isn't that what a video recorder is for
by XAPBob
Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Booting RaspPi - boot time, wake-on-lan
Replies: 6
Views: 5484

Re: Booting RaspPi - boot time, wake-on-lan

<t>No real NIC (USB based) so I imagine it's not possible.  But as has been pointed out there is no real point in going to "standby" because there is nothing really to turn off.<br/> <br/> I could envisage a basic heartbeat based power trip could be programmed onto one of the IO pins, so if you don'...
by XAPBob
Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why I believe SSH should be enabled by default on Ras-pi
Replies: 35
Views: 8377

Re: Why I believe SSH should be enabled by default on Ras-pi

But in that case you can write an SD card with ssh enabled, it's not something which should be present on the default distro (although there is no reason not to have it as an alternative image for download)
by XAPBob
Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why I believe SSH should be enabled by default on Ras-pi
Replies: 35
Views: 8377

Re: Why I believe SSH should be enabled by default on Ras-pi

<t>Then when you write your SD card install it onto that.<br/> <br/> There is no sane default, the closest I can come to sane is to allow you to put your SSH key into root's home dir.  That however is still not good - none of my servers allow root SSH for good reason.<br/> <br/> Anyone wanting a Ras...
by XAPBob
Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: sockets on next board
Replies: 13
Views: 3375

Re: sockets on next board

<t>SeanD said: <br/> <br/> <br/> One aspect you are missing is the design constraint of cost.  I agree, having many of the ports on pins mounted to the top of the board would be useful, however the headers, and whatever you were using to provide out of the box connectors would all add to the cost an...
by XAPBob
Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why I believe SSH should be enabled by default on Ras-pi
Replies: 35
Views: 8377

Re: Why I believe SSH should be enabled by default on Ras-pi

The roll an image with it on - it's not too hard, but do you want to log in as root? with what password? or a key? or as which user?
by XAPBob
Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Barebones Pi
Replies: 30
Views: 6962

Re: Barebones Pi

Ho Hum, it's more difficult than I thought then.  I assumed that the smd would all be put in place together, but wasn't sure the connectors could be treated the same way.

PS - 9+11 - new high score
by XAPBob
Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: sockets on next board
Replies: 13
Views: 3375

Re: sockets on next board

<t>I'd have thought that HDMI and the SD card are the only two interfaces which "need" pre-soldering.<br/> <br/> USB, Ethernet, Composite, Audio, Power could all be on pins - there are enough available cables for these that it should be easily achievable. In my experience ethernet is be happy with a...
by XAPBob
Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Barebones Pi
Replies: 30
Views: 6962

Re: Barebones Pi

Surely it's just a case of grabbing a handful of boards off the lines before they get these pieces soldered on - I'm assuming that not everything is soldered in one station...
by XAPBob
Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Audio options...
Replies: 14
Views: 4690

Re: Audio options...

<t>Lots of informative replies - thanks all.<br/> <br/> Realistically it'll have to be a USB card.  Not a significant problem - linux supported cards seem to be available from £2 nowadays (cheaper than last time I looked).<br/> <br/> To add an external dedicated DAC would be rather more expensive (a...
by XAPBob
Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Audio options...
Replies: 14
Views: 4690

Re: Audio options...

<r>According to this thread: <URL url="http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....udio-input">http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....udio-input</URL> there is no audio input.<br/> <br/> Is this a limitation of the chip, or of the connections?<br/> <br/> I'm thinking about the ability to use a raspberry as a che...

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