The RaspberryPi blog listed these two posts that suggest Quake & XMBC should work…lewmur wrote:Sold by whom? The Foundation has never promised any of the stuff you listed. It has been very open about the fact that this first release is a developemental release.. Anyone who read the "hype" coming from outside the Foundation and didn't read carefully enough to heed warnings of many others, pretty much set themselves up for disappointment.
It probably can, if the applications in question are fully optimised to make the best use possible of the RasPi's GPU (for comparison, the Playstation 2 only has 32MB of RAM and a 300MHz CPU). But at this early development stage, there's very few applications fully optimised for the RaspberryPi, which is why everything feels so "slow".Drew wrote:It's real easy to get the impression that the Pi can handle applications that are as complex as a Playstation 1 or 2.
It wasn't meant to be critical if it sounded that way, it was meant to highlight what the Pi could do.lewmur wrote:Why shouldn't there be positive replies? He wants to use the Pi for "process control". Using several Pi's for that purpose is just the sort of thing it's best at.
The first three were front page posts under news.lewmur wrote: Sold by whom? The Foundation has never promised any of the stuff you listed. It has been very open about the fact that this first release is a developemental release.. Anyone who read the "hype" coming from outside the Foundation and didn't read carefully enough to heed warnings of many others, pretty much set themselves up for disappointment.
SD card issue is along the way to being fixed - latest Wheezy release should be much better and I think there is another issues being fixed right now.babbage wrote:The first three were front page posts under news.lewmur wrote: Sold by whom? The Foundation has never promised any of the stuff you listed. It has been very open about the fact that this first release is a developemental release.. Anyone who read the "hype" coming from outside the Foundation and didn't read carefully enough to heed warnings of many others, pretty much set themselves up for disappointment.
The browser, and the ability to use it a a fully blown PC has been touted many times. Without X acceleration through the GPU this is plainly not the case.
Have a look in the troubleshooting forum to see how many problems are being had with SD cards and power supplies. Surely you can expect a device to work appropriately with the components specified by the people designing it.
I am completely in agreement that it is a developmential release and I didn't buy it as anything else. But looking at the front page posts on this forum among others could easily lead some people to expect performance way out of line to what they will get. Part of this is a lack of understanding on the part of the person reading it for sure, but 'Oh, look at this Whizzy stuff you can do with your Pi' posts, when the whizzy stuff in particular is being done by someone who is highly expert in thier field (I am thinking of the home automation post recently) is going to leave a lot of people deflated.
James, I don't think that these achievements should stop being posted on the front page, I think you are right that people do need things to aspire to. I just think that a little more context to the achievement may help. I'm reasonably technical and can look at something and decide for myself how complex something may be, but a lot of people aren't but see something very desireable that can be done with a very cheap device and may not fully realise the implications of what is being said.Just out of interest, should we stop posting what people have achieved on the front page? I think that would be a retrograde step - people need to aspire to stuff.If you look at what has been posted, it seems quite a good mix to me.
Thanks, Drew. I searched and found the topic discussed here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... =28&t=5995.Drew wrote: Your keyboard issue sounds like you are not getting enough power - search the for 'power & repeating keys'. I remember reading about it but I can't remember where, sorry. It's probably worth checking your peripherals to see if they appear in the list of supported & unsupported devices.
Thanks, gregeric, that did the trick!!!gregeric wrote:@ullix - what memory split are you using... I suspect the more common 224/32? The GPU needs more than 32MB for video decoding. Change your start.elf to one which allocates less memory to the arm, and more to the GPU.
Q for quit.ullix wrote:So how do you shut down the video? CTRL-C does not work, nor could I find any other key combination. My way: pull the power plug! Hmm.
James, to be honest, neither am I ! It may (probably isn't) even the right way to do it, but I think that something to help new people to gauge accessability to some of the things shown would be a good idea. Jim's idea seems a good palce to start, a real beginners guide that assumes no prior knowledge of anything much ?jamesh wrote:I'm not sure how to implement what you suggest - the frontpage posts are fairly wordy, and should get across the difficulty, but if they don't who is to assign the difficulty level, since different people may have completely different ideas of what is or isn't difficult.
Same as that. The other major plus point I forgot about was no fan noise. Powerful PCs require a lot of cooling and it can be bloomin' noisy. The pi requires NO COOLING, which means no fan noise. Ideal if you're using it to watch something.The_Saint wrote:To play about with a Linux system I could happily break with impunity, to mess about with controlling external devices (something I've never done), every time I've used it for more than about 30 minutes I've found stuff out, even if its how hard it is to get a wireless dongle working. Are you one of those people annoyed that it won't run Windows 7?
That's going to be the problem. Keyboards with built in hubs rarely work. They are likely to exceed the 100mA limit for Pi's USB ports. Can you try with a hub-less keyboard?ullix wrote:The keyboard is from DELL, model SK-1825, which has a built-in hub, to which the mouse is connected.
Don't even have to do that when you can still sell them on ebay for more than retail price. So, in conclusion, there is no justification for whinging.VBT wrote:accept the small loss of the purchase price.