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by frying_fish
Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: GCSE Project: RPi Case
Replies: 16
Views: 3674

Re: GCSE Project: RPi Case

<t>My only comment:<br/> <br/> Why bother with the fan at all? From what I've heard so far, they stay reasonably cool under load, and can operate at moderate temperatures anyway. You would be better off just having some ventilation holes and not having a fan. At the very least it would be quieter to...
by frying_fish
Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: BBC review
Replies: 29
Views: 3747

Re: BBC review

<t>MadHorseman said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Hands up everryone here who could rummage in the attic and come up with a TV with an HDMI input???<br/> <br/> <br/> You don't need it to have an HDMI input though do you? :p<br/> <br/> Would be nice to have that many spares though. I guess I'd just use the bedr...
by frying_fish
Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 195863

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/tech.....y-17857189

New BBC article by Rory Cellan-Jones…. I think it shows things off quite well.
by frying_fish
Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: *GUIDE* Debian Auto Login & StartX
Replies: 10
Views: 23586

Re: *GUIDE* Debian Auto Login & StartX

<t>Helpme1986 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> asb said: <br/> <br/> <br/> A nicer way to do it is to modify /home/pi/.bash_profile with e.g.:<br/> <br/> if [ -z "$DISPLAY" ] && [ $(tty) = /dev/tty1 ]; then startxfi Then you can log in to your other ttys fine.<br/> <br/> I originally tried this but ....
by frying_fish
Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Re: Hannspree Monitor M19W1 - Pixel Corruption (solved)
Replies: 28
Views: 6762

Re: 1440x900 Hannspree Monitor M19W1 - Pixel Corruption

It sounds crazy (I don't have one to test on myself currently), but is the cable fully in. I have seen similar artefacts when I have a digital cable (DVI or HDMI) not 100% inserted into the slot at either end. That might be something to try?
by frying_fish
Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi already failed ?
Replies: 222
Views: 35998

Re: raspberry pi already failed ?

Anyone else find this argument is going round in circles?

If they really feel it isn't worth their time, then why don't these people just ignore and it go spend their time on something else more worthwhile to themselves.
by frying_fish
Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi already failed ?
Replies: 222
Views: 35998

Re: raspberry pi already failed ?

<t>markb said:<br/> <br/> <br/> On the face of it, a very modestly priced set -up. Unfortunately you haven't included the cost of the telly,  camera & charger.<br/> <br/> <br/> The point of his argument is that he is making use of old materials already available around the house. I don't think a...
by frying_fish
Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SSH Guide For Complete noob?
Replies: 71
Views: 113496

Re: SSH Guide For Complete noob?

True, but for troubleshooting, or a quick temporary thing, hooking up a keyboard to login and start SSH, then disconnecting going back and setting SSH to run at boot everytime from then on isn't such a bad idea.
by frying_fish
Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Re: Status Updates (a.k.a where's my pi at?)
Replies: 66
Views: 47064

Re: Status Updates (a.k.a where's my pi at?)

That is great news.

Relatedly, RS have changed their website for the Raspberry pi section. They state they are getting their next shipment soon and such. Hopefully they will start fulfilling more orders soon.
by frying_fish
Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi already failed ?
Replies: 222
Views: 35998

Re: raspberry pi already failed ?

<t>Being only 26 I missed most of this golden age. I had an Amiga 500, that I spent about 3 months with at the age of 10 learning to write a calculator. Then I got into the full modern Intel PC world, and only picked up Linux once I hit University.<br/> <br/> I think there is definitely scope for tr...
by frying_fish
Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi already failed ?
Replies: 222
Views: 35998

Re: raspberry pi already failed ?

<t>rodneyj said: <br/> <br/> <br/> hvc123 : lololol, how did you know Im the point and click king ? you know me ?<br/> <br/> anyway if you know me you must know that didnt work out as planned, so im thinking going back to what we know works... aka a spectrum like interface...<br/> <br/> in the futur...
by frying_fish
Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Editing config.txt
Replies: 15
Views: 30370

Re: Editing config.txt

Joe Schmoe said:


I think you have to use sudo regardless of which editor you use.


Correct, I forgot to mention that sorry. Indeed you need to be root, or have admin rights (in this case sudo gives the default user those rights).
by frying_fish
Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Editing config.txt
Replies: 15
Views: 30370

Re: Editing config.txt

<t>You could use a command line text editor, or, run leafpad with elevated permissions.<br/> <br/> From a terminal application:<br/> <br/> $ sudo leafpad<br/> <br/> That would then open leafpad as a root user, and you should then be able to edit config.txt, assuming the partition it is on is mounted...
by frying_fish
Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Debian Admin Password
Replies: 19
Views: 19622

Re: Debian Admin Password

<t>GizmoB73 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Interestingly (and probably rather dangerously) I have found that you can run:<br/> <br/> $ sudo su -<br/> <br/> #<br/> <br/> to get logged in as root without knowing the password!<br/> <br/> This works regardless of whether you know the root password or not.<br/>...
by frying_fish
Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: ALSA drivers?
Replies: 36
Views: 10372

Re: ALSA drivers?

drdevil44 said:


PS - why isnt the module loaded with udev (or whatever the autoloader is)?


At the following boot it should auto load? Unless there is something blacklisting it?
by frying_fish
Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No Pi - Sulking
Replies: 17
Views: 3948

Re: No Pi - Sulking

<t>Robert said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Alternatively, you could suck in your lower lip, get off yer bum and phone RS! <br/> Detail the evidence of where you see your spot in the queue should be and maybe find out what they can do to satisfy their customer. Surely that would not have taken much more time ...
by frying_fish
Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New vid on the front page - Eben at TEDx Granta
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: New vid on the front page - Eben at TEDx Granta

<t>A great video. Definitely given me a bit more insight. Nice to understand a bit more of the background of the foundation.<br/> <br/> The ideas about filling pipelines with people definitely resonated. I remember starting to learn to program on an Amiga 500, and then we got a pentium pc and it all...
by frying_fish
Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:48 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SSH on the Pi?
Replies: 10
Views: 6238

Re: SSH on the Pi?

<t>You could set up a VNC server, yes Liam did demonstrate a part of his video from a VNC connection. It doesn't start on boot, so your best bet would be to SSH in, start a VNC server and then connect to that.<br/> <br/> A recommendation for programs to connect for SSH purposes in windows. PuTTY. Ve...
by frying_fish
Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: STICKY: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 313
Views: 1235353

Re: How to start using your Raspberry Pi

<t>Thorran said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I've succesfully created my 2GB image (latest Debian Win7)  but have an 8GB SD card – how can I resize the partition to make available all my space, or would it be better to create another blank partition ?  I only have Windows and the one RaspberryPI – no other Li...
by frying_fish
Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [Solved] Re: Initial issues
Replies: 6
Views: 3729

Re: Initial issues

From what I've read of other peoples similar posts, it could be there isn't enough power, especially if you had no problems without the keyboard plugged in. Do you have a powered hub you can power the keyboard from?
by frying_fish
Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Getting the full picture with your Pi or at least something on the screen...
Replies: 12
Views: 5195

Re: Getting the full picture with your Pi or at least something on the screen...

<t>As found though, it isn't overscan settings on the RPi that need to be set, but the correct mode on the TV itself. A lot of HDMI input are still set to be 16:9 instead of "Just Scan" so it artificially scales the output, even though it should be the correct number of pixels.<br/> <br/> We now kno...
by frying_fish
Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: USB over HDMI
Replies: 4
Views: 7545

Re: USB over HDMI

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> No, the HDMI cable doesn't transmit USB (although there is a variant that can transport Ethernet).<br/> <br/> It sound like your monitor can act as a hub, so you need to connect the Raspi to the USB In socket on the monitor using a standard USB->USB cable.<br/> <br/...
by frying_fish
Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: USB over HDMI
Replies: 4
Views: 7545

Re: USB over HDMI

<t>Most monitors with USB ports on the monitor are actually just monitors with an integrated USB hub. Typically they have a USB B connector somewhere on them that you then use your USB A-> USB B cable to connect into the usb port you want to use from the system. Whether that hub is powered or not is...
by frying_fish
Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Should we make a wiki page for overscan settings?
Replies: 9
Views: 6007

Re: Should we make a wiki page for overscan settings?

<t>I don't think I understand these issues with overscan. Surely if overscan is set to off on the RPi graphics output, then people just need to make sure that their TV is set to "Just scan" (That is was samsung call it anyway) to make sure it isn't trying to zoom in and mess things up. I have had an...
by frying_fish
Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Yet ANOTHER email from RS...
Replies: 20
Views: 2950

Re: Yet ANOTHER email from RS...

Dang. Still not had this one.  Knowing my luck I'm going to get the "you have 4 days to fill out your details" email while I'm in Cuba without internet access for two weeks. Guess I'll just have to get to the back of the queue and get one as the production ramps up a bit more.

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