total_Linux_noob
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Intro and "hey, it works!"

Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:02 am

Hi all,

As my username suggests, I am a total Linux noob who just got a Raspberry Pi Model B because... why not? It was US$52 with a USB power adapter, tax and shipping. I bought it from Newark, a US distributor, and while the website said it could take "up to three weeks" to arrive, it showed up on my doorstep in two days. Yay!

I bought a 16GB Class 10 SD card because I figured if this experiment went badly, I could still use the SD card in my camera. Got everything set up in a few hours. The hardest part was calibrating the video output to fit on my 720p LCD TV. I had configured it to boot into the GUI, which made it hard to figure out how to edit the config.txt file because I could barely see any of the icons. I just saw the big raspberry in the middle :) But the instructions on this site and on http://elinux.org/RPi_Beginners made it reasonably easy for someone who hadn't done anything with a CLI since MS-DOS 3.3 to figure out.

My first project will probably be installing XBMC on it. After that, who knows? I'm looking forward to tinkering with this little gem of a computer and finding out what other people are doing with it.

Best regards,
TLN

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joan
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Re: Intro and "hey, it works!"

Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:56 am

Isn't it a good feeling when things work out as they should! :)

total_Linux_noob
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Re: Intro and "hey, it works!"

Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:05 pm

It sure is! I've now installed Tightvncserver and it works, but I want to run it on login. Off to ask more questions in the right place :)

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Re: Intro and "hey, it works!"

Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:28 pm

The Rapsberry seems to be the perfect way to enter in the Linux world !

Have fun and have a look at Raspbmc if you want an easy way to install XBMC on your Pi ;)
Raspberry Pi Home Server : http://www.pihomeserver.fr
Software and electronic tutorials : Samba, Airplay, CUPS, Time machine, Nginx, Owncloud, rTorrent, Wordpress, etc.
Full Wi-Fi hotspot installation on a RPi 3 including a captive portal and freeradius management: https://github.com/pihomeserver/Kupiki-Hotspot-Script

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