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Re: Video Tutorials

Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:43 am

*Sorry for the double post mods (I made a topic in Projects & Collabs before I'd made any videos)*

Hey Guys,

I have started a YouTube channel where I will upload video tutorials about the Raspberry Pi once it's out. The first tutorial is online and I'd love some feedback! :D

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Video is viewed best in full screen and 720p, I've uploaded it at that format but YouTube hasn't fully processed the video yet so only 420p so far! I'm probably at the back of the queue because it's a new channel.

More info about my plans in the other thread: http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....#038;t=922

Cheers,

Liam.

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Re: Video Tutorials

Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:56 am

Excellent!

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Re: Video Tutorials

Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:11 pm

Second tutorial is up :)

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Let me know what you think,

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Re: Video Tutorials

Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:40 pm

Third Tutorial :D

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Re: Video Tutorials

Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:39 am

Liam, these are great videos. Keep up the good work :)

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Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:34 pm

Thanks a lot davespice. And thanks for subscribing too! :)

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Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:01 pm

Just watched the videos, great keep them up

I've Subscribed too keep up

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Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:02 pm

Cheers Stuart :)!

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Re: Video Tutorials

Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:30 pm

These are fantastic, Liam. Thank you. I'll make sure we make a big point of directing people at these when we've released; I think they'll be really, really useful.
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Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:33 pm

Thank you Liz! I'm really pleased you like the videos considering all the work you do at R Pi - (thank you very much for that by the way). I went with python to start off the first programming tutorial as it's easy to get up and running and a lot of people say python will be supported by default! So hopefully that will be right!

Thanks Again,

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Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:34 pm

Absolutely - although we're not in charge of curricula, we're very keen to see people learning Python in particular, so it was great to see you run with it.
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Re: Video Tutorials

Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:41 pm

Liam, just to let you know - in our office we successfully followed your instructions to install a very old 128 MB laptop with Debian :)

We've got a sound problem though but I think it's because we don't have a driver.

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Re: Video Tutorials

Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:12 pm

Great stuff Davespice :)

Yeah, the LXDE install I put on doesn't come with any sound framework or drivers by default. This will not be the case on the Raspberry Pi.

Try installing the package alsa-utils (Advance Linux Sound Archetecture Utilities) and alsamixergui for a GUI volume control. If you are lucky it will work without any configuration! If not, you might need to turn to google as I can't really diganose everyones issues personally :P. I'll try my best to help if your having a hard time though!

Let me know how you get on!

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Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:01 pm

Yes this is what my colleague Leon did, he installed Alsa utilities and rebooted. Then we saw the "Starting alsa.... done" message appear during boot up and it was fine after that. LXDE is actually really nice. I was wondering about some kind of package manager though, a bit like the Ubuntu Software Centre - as we have been installing everything using the apt-get command.

One thing I might mention, I did some things slightly differently to you. I used the small netinstall iso as I was trying to be quick and only had CD-R's to hand. During the install it prompted for lan firmware file "e100/d101m_ucode.bin" - which I downloaded from here, on a Windows machine, and transferred it across using a USB stick. The installer just checked the USB, found the driver and acquired a DHCP IP address and off it went. Brilliant!

That might be a quicker option for people if they don't want to download the full 4GB DVD iso :)

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Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:24 am

You mustn't have watched the whole of the first tutorial as I used the small netinstall iso too :P. Glad you got the sound going. I show package managers in tutorial 2. Aptitude is a package manager with a command line gui that you run in a terminal, or an easier optioin is synaptic package manager. apt-get install synaptic :)

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Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:50 am

Quote from liamfraser280 on November 26, 2011, 09:24
You mustn't have watched the whole of the first tutorial as I used the small netinstall iso too :P
Oh yeah, busted! :) I watched it up to about 17 minutes when you reboot the VM... after that all our attention was on playing with LXDE. We did skip around inside the video a fair bit too so that's probably why we missed it.

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Re: Video Tutorials

Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:01 pm

4 tutorials and counting!

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Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:35 pm

There is a swag of stuff on Python programming and programming at the Khan Academy http://www.khanacademy.org/#co.....er-science
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Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:48 pm

5 and still going strong. Moving into games so it will keep the young ones interested :)

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Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:34 am

Liam -

Thanks for the tutorials! I made my way through # 1 and now have the LXDE virtual machine on my Win XP computer :-) I've been curious about Linux for years, but the most it's ever given me is practice conjugating swear words. I tried Live CDs, I tried dual boot (grrrr....) but this is something I can access with just a click from my desktop. I noticed some comments on the video page suggesting you use this, that, or the other version of either Virtual Box or Linux, but I appreciate your choice of "going simple" as a starting point. It's the one thing I've found missing in every prior attempt to wrap my head around this stuff. I look forward to working through the rest of your videos - I truly appreciate the work you've put into it.
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Re: Video Tutorials

Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:42 pm

Hi Rob,

Glad your finally getting the oppourtunity to play around with Linux. It can be flustrating at times but very rewarding once you work out how to fix whatever is flustrating you! Thanks for watching and leaving the kind comment :)

Cheers,

Liam.

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Re: Video Tutorials

Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:01 pm

Hello, liamfraser-280, I liked very much your initiative, I wonder partnership with my blog? but he is American, it would be very helpful to have tutorials in Portuguese, it is possible to make a partnership'll be more than grateful, I am sending my email containing an mp.

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Re: Video Tutorials

Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:45 pm

Liam, well done on your great video tutorials. I am new to linux and some of the commands you use look daunting so I'm off to give it a go now ! Been a looooong time since I have done any programming but getting into it again so I can teach my grand-daughter. Never done Python before so looking foeward to it. Cheers well done !!

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Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:23 pm

Hi Kev.

The commands only seem daunting is because they look unfriendly. It's partly true but once you get used to black and white text commands, it gets easier.

Hope the tutorials work well for you,

Cheers,

Liam.

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Re: Video Tutorials

Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:01 pm

Tutorial 6: Your first game in PyGame
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