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by richardp
Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: "Beginners" put off...
Replies: 297
Views: 37745

Re: "Beginners" put off...

I'd say it was more mature than the C64, Spectrum, BBC etc... It's got a robust multi tasking OS, with a vast software base for starters. I would argue semantics :) Maturity and Feature-set are different items. I have a cheap android tablet that has all the trimmings from the Android market but yet...
by richardp
Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: "Beginners" put off...
Replies: 297
Views: 37745

Re: "Beginners" put off...

Take steps backwards... when I was a Nipper phrase springs to mind... There were ZX Spectrums and Commodore64's (There was no BBC machine where I grew up) - with that came many publications that printed the program listings for complete games! .. these games were often very rudimentary but people ty...
by richardp
Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: USB DVB-S2 Card
Replies: 4
Views: 4665

Re: USB DVB-S2 Card

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I have verified using a WinTV Nova DVB-T stick and mumudvb(in the repo) and I am able to stream all the channels on a transponder without problems.

Richard

[Addendum]
start with normal DVB-S channels.. DVB-S2 channels are very high bandwidth and do not work too well over Wifi.
by richardp
Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: USB DVB-S2 Card
Replies: 4
Views: 4665

Re: USB DVB-S2 Card

Hi, this is my first post, I'm currently working on making my RPi to be a DVB-S2 Media Center. My configuration : RPI with latest RaspBMC (nightly with PVR) USB TechnoTrend S2-3600 Card connected to active USB Hub The Card has also external Power for LNB too. I managed to get tvheadend configurate ...
by richardp
Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: EasyCap module compiling.
Replies: 40
Views: 25823

Re: EasyCap module compiling.

But when i'm trying to install the driver (using make file) it's now sucsesfully opening the /lib/modules/3.2.27+/build directory. But now it's running with the warning :" WARNING: "snd_ac97_bus" [/home/stk1160-standalone/stk1160.ko] undefined! WARNING: "snd_ac97_mixer" [/home/stk1160-standalone/st...
by richardp
Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: "Beginners" put off...
Replies: 297
Views: 37745

Re: "Beginners" put off...

I see your point, but from the beginning it was clear to all regularly reading the forum that the initial release was meant to iron out kinks by the community. Still the sales have taken an unprecedented leap which hopefully means the final goal of the foundation will be met somewhere in the future...
by richardp
Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kernel sources avaliability
Replies: 25
Views: 11722

Re: Kernel sources avaliability

I use git clone https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux.git I haven't checked if it is the latest. Sort of assumed it was. Thanks... the 3.2.27 tag is in the Git repo... (downloading now) - but that does not explain why the apt-repo is so out of whack with what is actually on the platform Richard The ...
by richardp
Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kernel sources avaliability
Replies: 25
Views: 11722

Re: Kernel sources avaliability

joan wrote:I use git clone https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux.git

I haven't checked if it is the latest. Sort of assumed it was.
Thanks... the 3.2.27 tag is in the Git repo... (downloading now) - but that does not explain why the apt-repo is so out of whack with what is actually on the platform

Richard
by richardp
Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kernel sources avaliability
Replies: 25
Views: 11722

Re: Kernel sources avaliability

I done a fresh install and its no better... Hexxeh's script changes the kernel and that is not what I wanted. The running kernel is Linux raspberrypi 3.2.27+ #250 PREEMPT Thu Oct 18 19:03:02 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux and the apt-repository has the meta-package set to Get:1 http://mirrordirector.rasp...
by richardp
Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Kernel sources avaliability
Replies: 25
Views: 11722

Kernel sources avaliability

Hi All, Just flashed the last raspbian release from the RaspberryPi downloads page and I am trying to find where the kernel sources are? in the apt repository is the meta package kernel-sources, but installing that it is a 3.2 kernel, and not the 3.6 kernel which is on the platform. Where are the 3....
by richardp
Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: need hardware to interface pc or rasp to Satellite reciever
Replies: 6
Views: 3674

Re: need hardware to interface pc or rasp to Satellite reci

Easy to get the data.. playing it on HDMI is another issue. Use mumuDVB or if you can get working hts. This will allow streaming of the data out over a network Connect to a USB TechoTrend DVB-S (S2400 I use on other devices, works almost out the box once you get the firmware off the net... cost is £...
by richardp
Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Concern trolling
Replies: 78
Views: 11620

Re: Concern trolling

<t>Tass said: <br/> <br/> <br/> richardp said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I don't take forums seriously, but I do not like censorship or bias… we might as well be in china and delete all posts that provoke thought.<br/> <br/> <br/> Well, again you seem to have a very different view of what's going on to seve...
by richardp
Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Concern trolling
Replies: 78
Views: 11620

Re: Concern trolling

<t>CrashlanderXL said: <br/> <br/> <br/> My advice to those who feel they are wronged in any way on this board in particular, is to remember that the guys running it are not paid workers. They don't have to provide this service, and could simply shut the board down if they wanted to.<br/> <br/> If m...
by richardp
Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Concern trolling
Replies: 78
Views: 11620

Re: Concern trolling

<t>My word.. for a company that purports to be professional I am really at a loss for words. I am not going to read pages 2 to infinity as I dont think it is productive.<br/> <br/> As to 'Concern Trolling' - you can search the internet and find anything that supports your argument, using a Wiki link...
by richardp
Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: $4.99 A8 chip from Allwinner
Replies: 28
Views: 9443

Re: $4.99 A8 chip from Allwinner

To be honest, the A10 CPU might be cheaper, but I dont think it has onboard RAM (it uses external DDR3 looking at the diagram) – $5 is a myth when you have to add all the bits to MAKE it work.
by richardp
Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lowest cost com port
Replies: 32
Views: 8546

Re: Lowest cost com port

The DB9 Connector on Maplin is ONLY £1.89, the full USB->232 adapter on ebay is the same price! (and less!) 

Now to define what is cheaper
by richardp
Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: $4.99 A8 chip from Allwinner
Replies: 28
Views: 9443

Re: $4.99 A8 chip from Allwinner

<r>~Neil~ said: <br/> <br/> <br/> richardp said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Crundy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Hmm, I was under the impression that one of the goals of the foundation was to try and use UK suppliers and factories as much as possible, to help boost the economy as well as improve ICT, so I\"m not s...
by richardp
Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: $4.99 A8 chip from Allwinner
Replies: 28
Views: 9443

Re: $4.99 A8 chip from Allwinner

<t>Crundy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Hmm, I was under the impression that one of the goals of the foundation was to try and use UK suppliers and factories as much as possible, to help boost the economy as well as improve ICT, so I\"m not sure if they\"d go for it. I might be wrong though.<br/> <br/> <b...
by richardp
Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi $35 vs a $35 x86 Regular PC
Replies: 36
Views: 10675

Re: Raspberry Pi $35 vs a $35 x86 Regular PC

<t>ahmedfarazch said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Hello!<br/> <br/> If I have to make a decision to buy another device, can you help:<br/> <br/> I basically want multimedia hub like xbmc and I want to learn to program as well and run a linux distro or two as well! I already have the peripherals like keyboard,...
by richardp
Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Re: Sad about removal of I2S. Why was this change made?
Replies: 76
Views: 45652

Re: Sad about removal of I2S. Why was this change made?

So what is REALLY on this board then?   Once I2C and once SPI bus is what I need (and a handful of GPIO's for addressing)... if its not there, then I might-as-well just give up this dream and find something more suitable.

Richard
by richardp
Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Suggested small displays
Replies: 18
Views: 32487

Re: Suggested small displays

I am currently looking at the Lilliput 7" LCD screen (HDMI) .. although not very cheap.

R
by richardp
Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Cambridge's felonious youth "unfit"
Replies: 17
Views: 3044

Re: Cambridge's felonious youth "unfit"

<t>liz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Our friend Pete, who runs Mythic Beasts, the company this site is hosted with, was in our local paper today. It"s got nothing at all to do with Raspi, but I thought you might enjoy it as a bit of a mental break.<br/> <br/> I am ashamed for our city. The kids can"t prog...
by richardp
Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power consumption (final)
Replies: 8
Views: 4491

Re: Power consumption (final)

<t>lazybum said: <br/> <br/> <br/> stormy1 said:<br/> <br/> <br/> 1A auto reset fuse.<br/> <br/> <br/> Thanks. I suppose the fuse is at the PSU side, giving a max of 1 A for the entire system. So no UMTS + WiFi combo without extra PSU. Awww ... <br/> <br/> <br/> I was thinking the same... but instea...
by richardp
Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: High availability webservice cluster
Replies: 21
Views: 12924

Re: High availability webservice cluster

Nice .. I wanted to add another aspect and make the Rpi in to a SSL accelerator (SSL reverse proxy) using Nginx

Sqlite WILL run on the Rpi without any problems.. MySql I am sure will work with some massaging
by richardp
Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Programming with *insert language here*?
Replies: 49
Views: 8527

Re: Programming with *insert language here*?

<t>emg said: <br/> <br/> <br/> What about Mono/C#?<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Before deciding on Mono, there is a question on its future. Since Novell was bought by Attachmate and the Mono engineers were laid off. There is a new company supporting it, but it is quite difficult as they dont own the IPR o...

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