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by Chris.Rowland
Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Development environments
Replies: 54
Views: 26530

Re: Development environments

<t>I've tried CodeLite on an emulated Pi and while it's slow it doesn't seem impossible.  The main snag is that the 800x600 display that QEMU gives leaves far too little real estate between the window borders.  The real Pi should be better in that respect because if can have a much higher resolution...
by Chris.Rowland
Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Pre-order e-mail from Farnell
Replies: 12
Views: 3438

Re: Pre-order e-mail from Farnell

But if you get caught your reputation won't be !
by Chris.Rowland
Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The MagPi - A new online Pi magazine looking for articles
Replies: 7
Views: 3423

Re: The MagPi - A new online Pi magazine looking for articles

<t>I've got a draft of the first couple of items:<br/> <br/> <br/> A step by step initialisation and configuration guide starting from nothing.<br/> Introduction to running this, including increasing the screen resolution.<br/> <br/> I'll send something once it's a bit more finished in a few days.  ...
by Chris.Rowland
Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Kinect - Would it ever work with a Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 117
Views: 74289

Re: Kinect - Would it ever work with a Raspberry Pi?

<t>I think it is very unlikely.<br/> <br/> It's designed to work with Windows 7 and the only way it would even be possible would be if the low level communication between the Kinect box and the Windows PC was hacked and the SDK reverse engineered.<br/> <br/> Even then the Pi is almost certainly not ...
by Chris.Rowland
Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Concern trolling
Replies: 78
Views: 11370

Re: Concern trolling

Yes, it's been much more pleasant here recently - and possible to discuss and solve problems.
by Chris.Rowland
Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: Pidora / Fedora
Topic: Fedora ARM on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 266
Views: 117005

Re: Fedora ARM on Raspberry Pi

<t>As far as I'm concerned the system should be a tool which I can use to make things.  Other people may get their fun out of playing with the system.  That's fine, we really need them !<br/> <br/> I understand that this isn't at the stage I want, and I want to help achieve that.  At present all I c...
by Chris.Rowland
Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do I run Debian for ARM in windows and compile code?
Replies: 45
Views: 6956

Re: How do I run Debian for ARM in windows and compile code?

<t>Yes, I had set 800x600 with xorg.conf.<br/> <br/> It's not compiling code that I'm concerned with, it's debugging, and for that I need breakpoints, stepping, examining variables etc.<br/> <br/> Real world programs will get more complex and need these.  I'm not good enough to be able to write code...
by Chris.Rowland
Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do I run Debian for ARM in windows and compile code?
Replies: 45
Views: 6956

Re: How do I run Debian for ARM in windows and compile code?

<t>I managed to get networking going using the TAP interface. It worked on a PC with an Ethernet connection but not ona laptop using wireless.<br/> <br/> Then used apt-get to get synaptics, this gives a GUI.<br/> <br/> You need to sort out the superuser password issue, there's stuff about this in th...
by Chris.Rowland
Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Petrol Nonsense
Replies: 45
Views: 6654

Re: Petrol Nonsense

<r>Burngate said: <br/> <br/> <br/> This fuel furore. I've yet to see hard figures. Such as: on average, nationally, how much fuel is in storage in vehicle fuel tanks? How much in forecourt tanks? How much in transit in tankers? and how much in refinery storage? And how do those figures compare to d...
by Chris.Rowland
Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do I run Debian for ARM in windows and compile code?
Replies: 45
Views: 6956

Re: How do I run Debian for ARM in windows and compile code?

What's the benefit of running QEMU inside VirtualBox compared to running it straight from Windows?
by Chris.Rowland
Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: Pidora / Fedora
Topic: Fedora ARM on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 266
Views: 117005

Re: Fedora ARM on Raspberry Pi

<t>The way I see it is that the basic OS should not be a barrier to getting started. If the basic process of getting started is complex and difficult people will give up.   We will have lost them before they even start.<br/> <br/> IMO what's needed is an even learning curve.  It needs to be a gentle...
by Chris.Rowland
Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 42
Views: 6787

Re: What are you reading at the moment?

<t>Terry Pratchett.  No rockets, but great fun and makes you think.  Currently reading "I will wear Midnight"<br/> <br/> Carola Dunn.  Detective stories set in the 20s<br/> <br/> Anne McCaffrey<br/> <br/> Niven and Pournelle.  I can read and reread books multiple times.<br/> <br/> Jill Paton-Walsh.<...
by Chris.Rowland
Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New post on the front page - more photos!
Replies: 19
Views: 3386

Re: New post on the front page - more photos!

Your Mission, should you choose to accept, is...
by Chris.Rowland
Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do I run Debian for ARM in windows and compile code?
Replies: 45
Views: 6956

Re: How do I run Debian for ARM in windows and compile code?

<t>As people have said it's possible to run the ARM Debian RPi build on Windows using QEMU.  The process for doing this is described on this group but is fragmented over many posts and forums. A search for qemu and a LOT of research should get you somewhere.<br/> <br/> Then AIUI you need to install ...
by Chris.Rowland
Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Is there a way to block certain users on this forum?
Replies: 20
Views: 3767

Re: Is there a way to block certain users on this forum?

<t>A PM?  I use the "Report Post" button.<br/> <br/> Notifing the moderators seems to me to be better than responding publically because it breaks the abuse - response cycle.   I do it as little as I can.<br/> <br/> Another tactic is to write the reply you want to send, then read it, say "I can't se...
by Chris.Rowland
Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Petrol Nonsense
Replies: 45
Views: 6654

Re: Petrol Nonsense

There's a suggestion in the FT that the petrol "crisis" has been generated to boost sales at the end of this quarter and that this could be enough to stop us officially going into recession.
by Chris.Rowland
Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Pidora / Fedora
Topic: Fedora ARM on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 266
Views: 117005

Re: Fedora ARM on Raspberry Pi

<t>I should have said, I was trying it with QEMU on a Windows system.<br/> <br/> I realise that this isn't what it's designed for but I think it's a good way to get more people trying it so I think it's worth some effort.  I get the impression that some people have been able to make it work but the ...
by Chris.Rowland
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Attaching a RTC
Replies: 15
Views: 3507

Re: Attaching a RTC

<t>rurwin said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I've just checked the data-sheets of two RTC chips. They will both run on 3.3V and RS sell them both for just over £1. Only minimal extra components are required and they could be powered from the GPIO connector.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> That would be the PCF8563 I su...
by Chris.Rowland
Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Attaching a RTC
Replies: 15
Views: 3507

Re: Attaching a RTC

<t>The hardware for a RTC would be connected to the I2C bus.  From what I've seen in previous posts here the RTC module can use the 3V3 I2C bus even though it's a 5V device.<br/> <br/> A general purpose interface library to use the I2C bus is so useful that it will be out very rapidly - if it's not ...
by Chris.Rowland
Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Logo on kids football shirt
Replies: 20
Views: 3017

Re: Logo on kids football shirt

<t>Gert said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Phil Spiegel said: <br/> <br/> <br/> (U.S.of) America is a law unto itself - worldwide whatever local sovereignty may have been thought to apply.<br/> <br/> <br/> Best examples of that USA lawsuits won that I heard of:<br/> <br/> - Woman sues shop . She tripped over a...
by Chris.Rowland
Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Debian ARM on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 135
Views: 59024

Re: Debian ARM on Raspberry Pi

just tried it, exactly the same, incorrect password.

But I'm in!

I used the line that jojopi suggested, "sudo passwd root" and entered a password. That one works.

Total power is mine!

Thanks everyone.
by Chris.Rowland
Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Debian ARM on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 135
Views: 59024

Re: Debian ARM on Raspberry Pi

And I get  the form back with a line:

"Incorrect password... try again".

After three tries I get a form - "Failed to run /usrsbin/gparted as user root."
by Chris.Rowland
Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Debian ARM on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 135
Views: 59024

Re: Debian ARM on Raspberry Pi

<t>I'm not trying to log onto the IDE as a superuser I enter the user name and password (pi/suse). This give me a prompt with a $ which I think means normal user.<br/> <br/> I type startx and get the LXDE desktop.<br/> <br/> Then, in the LXDE desktop I select  - Gparted<br/> <br/> And I get a window...
by Chris.Rowland
Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Debian ARM on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 135
Views: 59024

Re: Debian ARM on Raspberry Pi

Is this what stops applications run from the LXDE GUI from getting root access?
by Chris.Rowland
Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: Debian ARM on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 135
Views: 59024

Re: Debian ARM on Raspberry Pi

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