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by Oakham
Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: media player
Replies: 4
Views: 719

Re: media player

Which distribution have you installed ?
by Oakham
Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Pidora / Fedora
Topic: How do I update Pi firmware in Pidora?
Replies: 20
Views: 10755

Re: How do I update Pi firmware in Pidora?

The above Arch question already answered in this Arch related thread and I have posted a response:

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 53&t=53440
by Oakham
Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: STICKY: New to Raspbian and Linux? Start here...
Replies: 58
Views: 210331

Re: New to Raspbian and Linux? Start here...

Hey I was wondering if it would be possible to install Virtualbox on Raspberry? I remember on Debian Wheezy being able to use the virtual package virtualbox which installed all the necessary packages for Virtualbox. Now this virtualbox package is not available in the repository I am using. The pack...
by Oakham
Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Suggestions for version 3
Replies: 195
Views: 34290

Re: Suggestions for version 3

I would also shout no no no, if most of the ideas of the OP were implemented it would not be an affordable Pi.

There are many other "development" boards available and each has a niche, so I am sure the OP could sell his Pi on Ebay and buy something else which has the requirements he desires !
by Oakham
Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Pidora / Fedora
Topic: Pidora is DEAD.... please read...
Replies: 28
Views: 23681

Re: Pidora is DEAD.... please read...

gritz you appear to have missed my points and inserted your assumptions..............
by Oakham
Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Pidora / Fedora
Topic: Pidora is DEAD.... please read...
Replies: 28
Views: 23681

Re: Pidora is DEAD.... please read...

I suggested Raspbian and fix gphoto2, no response (in other thread) :roll: I do agree that Fedora has never been usable for a newbie :cry: I suggested Arch, but it is no go as it does not come with a DE, though gphoto and vlc are both in the repositories. :o The bottom line is whatever monetary back...
by Oakham
Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:28 am
Forum: Pidora / Fedora
Topic: Pidora is DEAD.... please read...
Replies: 28
Views: 23681

Re: Pidora is DEAD.... please read...

I feel you are being entirely unfair Eagle, Fedora for the Pi has been in limbo for the last two years and apart from die-hard fans most just walk away, as I did ! 8-)
by Oakham
Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:25 am
Forum: Pidora / Fedora
Topic: How do I update Pi firmware in Pidora?
Replies: 20
Views: 10755

Re: How do I update Pi firmware in Pidora?

[quote="I have not tried the Arch distro yet. I was under the impression that it does not come packaged with a GUI desktop environment... and to me that is counter productive. [/quote] Linux 20 years ago was like its parent Unix, command line only, anyway rather than dissing Pidora try Arch, ranting...
by Oakham
Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Pidora / Fedora
Topic: How do I update Pi firmware in Pidora?
Replies: 20
Views: 10755

Re: How do I update Pi firmware in Pidora?

"It just seems to me that if someone explains that "X app doesn't work under OS Y", and that app X is critical to their use of the computer, then it is a little silly to suggest that they use OS Y anyway."

Yes I should of given a fuller reply !!

I will creep back in my burrow :roll:
by Oakham
Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Pidora / Fedora
Topic: How do I update Pi firmware in Pidora?
Replies: 20
Views: 10755

Re: How do I update Pi firmware in Pidora?

"I have had nothing but problems trying to run gphoto2 in Raspbian."

It may of been easier to solve the gphoto issue ?????

Arch has gphoto2 and VLC in repository and Arch is more mature than Pidora !


If I am out of order, apologies :oops:
by Oakham
Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: RPi model B, powered usb hub, power feeding still an issue?
Replies: 10
Views: 2282

Re: RPi model B, powered usb hub, power feeding still an iss

Personally I ditched all my back-feeding Chinese hubs, and power the Pi via the Micro USB with a decent USB 4 port Hub (Belkin F5U234 Rev3 2.6A). The hub can power Bluetooth, WiFi and RF Keyboard Dongle as well as the Pi, stability is good and no back feeding.
by Oakham
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Arch
Topic: XBMC/Myth PVR?
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

Re: XBMC/Myth PVR?

http://archlinuxarm.org/packages is a list of available packages suitable for the ARMv6
by Oakham
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: Pidora / Fedora
Topic: How do I update Pi firmware in Pidora?
Replies: 20
Views: 10755

Re: How do I update Pi firmware in Pidora?

I am in a similar position and though au-fait with Linux am not a programmer, Fedora is not a good base and never has been. After trying various Distro's I have found that Raspbian aka Debian, followed by Arch to be the only 2 I could recommend to a Pi newcomer. I will take issue with you lambasting...

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