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by dukla2000
Wed May 23, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Invitation to order from RS
Replies: 575
Views: 87404

Re: Invitation to order from RS

Interesting that the RS thread has people who were expressing interest at 8:00am on the first day, just now getting confirmation that delivery is imminent, while on the similar Farnell thread it is the people who ordered on 3rd March who are getting similar emails. My suspicion is that it was quick...
by dukla2000
Tue May 22, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The most expensive R-Pi of the world!
Replies: 87
Views: 11979

Re: The most expensive R-Pi of the world!

Well to be fair somebody in your country voted for the government that implemented those taxes. And I doubt it was the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

As for the most expensive Pi in the world - you are nowhere close! Try Serial #1 for GBP3500.
by dukla2000
Fri May 18, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: DVB-T Woes
Replies: 41
Views: 13815

Re: DVB-T Woes

haven't got a pi, but under SuSE linux I always have to copy the correct firmware file (something.fw) to the firmware directory. Haven't got my precise instructions handy but the error message in syslog is pretty self explanatory. /edit/ found it copy dvb-usb-af9015.fw to /lib/firmware/dvb-usb-af901...
by dukla2000
Tue May 08, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Your item is being despatched
Replies: 61
Views: 9951

Re: Your item is being despatched

<t>streakycufc said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Panicked again when I heard some early RS registrations went AWOL though did that really happen?<br/> <br/> <br/> Pretty  sure my first registratration with RS was in first minute, at the stage when they suggested you put your address in the text field. L...
by dukla2000
Thu May 03, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Securing your RasPi and external HDD's/USB drives.
Replies: 9
Views: 1744

Re: Securing your RasPi and external HDD's/USB drives.

Lots of Linux options. I haven't tried any of them but, for example, Ext4 has an option in the format to encrypt the partition.
by dukla2000
Thu May 03, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The 9 Words That Could Kill Raspberry Pi
Replies: 43
Views: 8857

Re: The 9 Words That Could Kill Raspberry Pi

Another first time poster starting a provocative new thread.

Yup - thats 9 words - this stuff matters.
by dukla2000
Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: HISTORY: The start of raspbian (Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi)
Replies: 613
Views: 349993

Re: Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi

Another lurker here watching with interest. Last thing I compiled was in Fortran about 30 years ago and source code control had just moved beyond a diagonal line across your card deck. So in awe of folks who understand this slightly more complex stuff! Keep up the good work.
by dukla2000
Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Is there sufficient teachers?
Replies: 15
Views: 4631

Re: Is there sufficient teachers?

<t>I think the short answer is no. Arguably all countries in the world are short of good teachers for all subjects.<br/> <br/> However, while I recognise (and encourage) the Foundation aim to improve the situation in UK schools, a lot of the ZX80/BBC Micro nostalgia on this forum shows a whole bunch...
by dukla2000
Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order Concerns
Replies: 7
Views: 1298

Re: Order Concerns

<t>1) I spot troll prints<br/> <br/> 2)<br/> <br/> poing said: <br/> <br/> And what did they say when you contacted them, which is the most logical thing to do?<br/> +1<br/> <br/> 3)<br/> <br/> bigsofty said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Farnel sent me an email saying my Pi was ready to order.<br/> <br/> I was...
by dukla2000
Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Model A's
Replies: 47
Views: 9192

Re: Model A's

<t>esik said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Hey. Sorry for disturbing, but is there any progress going on model A? Any info? <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Good question - somewhere in March there was news that a Foundation batch of beta boards had been ordered from a UK supplier. Cant find it in the front page blogs,...
by dukla2000
Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Class 10 SD cards on the production boards
Replies: 81
Views: 31577

Re: Class 10 SD cards on the production boards

<r>jojopi said: <br/> <br/> In the E14 webinar Q&A at about 43:40, Eben appears to say that the Pi has a fixed 3.3V SD interface.  If that is the case then it is a mistake ever to attempt the SDR/DDR modes.  But the DS/HS modes should still work at 3.3V on all cards?<br/> May well be true: the b...
by dukla2000
Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Your drink of choice
Replies: 33
Views: 5220

Re: Your drink of choice

<t>Solitaire said: <br/> <br/> ermmm...In short if it's wet I'll drink it! (Within reason!!) ^_^<br/> agreed<br/> <br/> S0litaire said: <br/> <br/> <br/> ... Chivas Regal Whisky on ice.<br/> <br/> <br/> You are in Scotland and you do WHAT with it!!<br/> <br/> Bunnahabhain neat - the newer un-chillfi...
by dukla2000
Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Powering a Pi from a HDD power connector?
Replies: 6
Views: 2229

Re: Powering a Pi from a HDD power connector?

<t>My plan is to run 5v from my PC power supply to pins 2 and 6 of the GPIO - should be clean enough power and bypasses the 1A fuse on the Pi so allowing 500mA to each USB should I need. Have an old 3 pin fan header ready if whichever batch of Pi I get doesnt have GPIO headers populated. And 3 pin f...
by dukla2000
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Figures suggest computer science graduates face highest unemployment rate
Replies: 22
Views: 4857

Re: Figures suggest computer science graduates face highest unemployment rate

<t>nmcc said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I agree, CS is not vocational. However too many uni's 'sell' their courses as being a route to employment.<br/> <br/> <br/> I have no opinion on what uni syllabi are these days, but am a huge supporter of RasPi as I figure it enables folks to follow the path I did. Un...
by dukla2000
Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: "Live" OS - It it possible?
Replies: 3
Views: 1247

Re: "Live" OS - It it possible?

<t>DemonicMooCow said: <br/> <br/> I have a project in mind where I would need to be able to remove the SD Card while the device is running.<br/> <br/> Is there a way to have a RPi running the OS entirely in RAM?<br/> <br/> <br/> Yup - read the Fedora wiki (dont have a link to hand but search about ...
by dukla2000
Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Blogs about the launch
Replies: 31
Views: 5339

Re: Blogs about the launch

<t>Skygod said: <br/> <br/> Looks like you missed the undercover agent at coordinate 2081347 though.<br/> Damn - missing a legitimate target is just not acceptable soldier!<br/> <br/> Oddly enough just got an email from Farnell and decided to order from them. Clicking on the link and going through t...
by dukla2000
Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Blogs about the launch
Replies: 31
Views: 5339

Re: Blogs about the launch

<t>I start this report with huge congratulations to the Foundation for the most amazing launch – hard to imagine it could have been a bigger do nor more successful. Trending 3rd on Twitter, most read on BBC and even the FT chipped in with an article! Wow. Plain stunning.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Now t...
by dukla2000
Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: There's a time and a date on the front page...
Replies: 177
Views: 32008

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Wednesday morning at five o'clock as the day begins

Silently closing their bedroom door

Leaving the note that they hoped would say more

They go downstairs to the PC clutching their Barclaycard

etc
by dukla2000
Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Linux Drivers
Replies: 7
Views: 2365

Re: Linux Drivers

sorry double post - a nightmare with database errors (prop due to too much F5 on the home page!!!)
by dukla2000
Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Linux Drivers
Replies: 7
Views: 2365

Re: Linux Drivers

<t>zicobarton said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I'm new(ish) to Linux so apologies if this is a stupid question.<br/> <br/> <br/> Only stupid answers! As per JamesH they are mostly 'just there'. However you are correct there are peripherals that don't have Linux drivers and/or take a lot of work with Dr Googl...
by dukla2000
Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A heartfelt thanks
Replies: 32
Views: 5513

Re: A heartfelt thanks

+1
by dukla2000
Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 201787

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

<r>liz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.zdnet.co.uk/blogs/f.....-10025449/">http://www.zdnet.co.uk/blogs/f.....-10025449/</URL><br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Couldn't be bothered to register at ZDNet to reply.<br/> <br/> "Today’s kids aren’t interested." - Yup and if we accept that attitude the...
by dukla2000
Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Acceptable SD Card
Replies: 4
Views: 1676

Re: Acceptable SD Card

<t>John, that bit of the wiki is, I believe, an artefact of its origins. At the moment we are all guessing, certainly a 2G or 4G class 4 should be cheap and low risk. Personally I think larger and faster are likely to be fine but until real production pi hit the streets we are just guessing.<br/> <b...
by dukla2000
Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Usable sd cards
Replies: 3
Views: 1138

Re: Usable sd cards

Been chewed about a lot in this thread - http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....ion-boards

But, perhaps you can clarify what the problem with Class 10 cards on Linux is?
by dukla2000
Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Class 10 SD cards on the production boards
Replies: 81
Views: 31577

Re: Class 10 SD cards on the production boards

<t>OK - so the datasheet blows my speculation that the Pi interface to the SD-card will be a limitation. And means this thread was missing the point - Class 10, PAH! Looks like with the correct tuning a good card should outperform anything on the USB port!<br/> <br/> Chromatix, can you re-run all yo...

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