You may be running an old firmware that had unreliable SD card support. Try fetching and running rpi-update (instructions at https://github.com/Hexxeh/rpi-update/)lukearmstrong wrote:
Could it be because my SD card is too big? I only bought it because it was on offer.
If your expection of the power of a RPi (cost 35€) was on the order of a netbook (minimum cost for a motherboard >100€), I believe you will might be seriously disappointed.lukearmstrong wrote:Should have just bought a netbook.
Weird, must be something wrong with your Pi if you think it unsuitable for programming. Python works fine, as does C etc. Both languages that are fine to use from either the command line or from a terminal window in LXDE. Many people are getting along absolutely fine with programming on it. Have you found Dom's video of Midori for some comparison?lukearmstrong wrote:I'll try a few things, but given the responses I am not confident it will make much difference.
My intention was for this to be used to teach programming, and also a computer just for general browsing, but it is just far too slow and unresponsive for either.
I realise the spec is low, the price is cheap, but I've gone out and spent a fair bit more on other bits to plug into it. I would rather have paid twice or three times as much for the Pi if the spec was equivalent to a netbook.
It seems the Raspberry Pi is fine to use for projects, as you would an arduino, but it is utterly pointless as a device you directly use to teach programming on unless you only want to use it from the command line.
Should have just bought a netbook.
I found that using vim on the command line was fine, so in theory it is fine for programming, but as soon as I launched LXDE it just hammers the processor. I'd like to use LXDE with leafpad and midori open, either using Midori to teach my son HTML/CSS/JS... or simply for looking up tutorials to learn other programming languages.mahjongg wrote:His comment its "unusable for programming" strikes me as odd. If this would be the case then, for example, keystrokes would appear with a noticeable delay, which in a normal editor wouldn't be the case (maybe in a open office, but not in a simple text editor).
That would be one thing that would make it unusable. But this isn't the case in the least AFAIK.
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