MasseElch
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Totaly new - My First Project - What do i need?

Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:48 am

Hello,

i'm a proud new owner of my very first and very own Pi for half an our now :shock:

AND, what to do now?

I already have experiance with webDevelopment (and a lot of that). SO i hope i can start working with my pi without lots of struggle.

For my first Project i want my Pi to load data from my MySQL and display it on a big TV-Screen.

I jsut dont know where to start. There are so much Os's i could use. I just want to ask for some hints how to start, what to read, which tutorial to use, so i find an easy quick and nice way to start with my pi.

What can you guys recommend. Where to start?

Regards,
MasseElch

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Re: Totaly new - My First Project - What do i need?

Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:53 am

Start with a NOOBS SDCard and choose Raspbian as your OS.
http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/
http://www.raspberrypi.org/help/noobs-setup/
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Re: Totaly new - My First Project - What do i need?

Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:02 am

MasseElch wrote:Hello,

i'm a proud new owner of my very first and very own Pi for half an our now :shock:

AND, what to do now?

I already have experiance with webDevelopment (and a lot of that). SO i hope i can start working with my pi without lots of struggle.

For my first Project i want my Pi to load data from my MySQL and display it on a big TV-Screen.

I jsut dont know where to start. There are so much Os's i could use. I just want to ask for some hints how to start, what to read, which tutorial to use, so i find an easy quick and nice way to start with my pi.

What can you guys recommend. Where to start?

Regards,
MasseElch
Personally use Raspbian Wheezy Standalone on an 8GB SD Card class4 http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads

MYSQL. http://raspberrywebserver.com/sql-datab ... ry-pi.html
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Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:20 am

fruitoftheloom wrote: Personally use Raspbian Wheezy Standalone on an 8GB SD Card class4 http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads
That's not good advice for the new user who has never booted a Linux system before. NOOBS is designed to be foolproof (if the simple instructions are followed) as it needs nothing other than stock, standard Windows programs to create a bootable SDCard. Using the stand-alone image is more complex and, therefore, more prone to failure.
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Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:28 am

you could do worse than by starting reading here: Help, Resource and Technical Documents

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Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:52 am

DougieLawson wrote:
fruitoftheloom wrote: Personally use Raspbian Wheezy Standalone on an 8GB SD Card class4 http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads
That's not good advice for the new user who has never booted a Linux system before. NOOBS is designed to be foolproof (if the simple instructions are followed) as it needs nothing other than stock, standard Windows programs to create a bootable SDCard. Using the stand-alone image is more complex and, therefore, more prone to failure.
We can agree to disagree, you are not a Moderator so will take what you say with a pinch of salt :shock:
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Re: Totaly new - My First Project - What do i need?

Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:53 am

DougieLawson wrote:
fruitoftheloom wrote: Personally use Raspbian Wheezy Standalone on an 8GB SD Card class4 http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads
That's not good advice for the new user who has never booted a Linux system before. NOOBS is designed to be foolproof (if the simple instructions are followed) as it needs nothing other than stock, standard Windows programs to create a bootable SDCard. Using the stand-alone image is more complex and, therefore, more prone to failure.
Forgot to say: im familiar with Linux. Im using Ubunut and Arch for about 4 years now.

Thanks to all so far for the links. :-)

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Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:18 pm

MasseElch wrote:
Forgot to say: im familiar with Linux. Im using Ubunut and Arch for about 4 years now.

Thanks to all so far for the links. :-)
In that case follow Fruity's advice and go with the Raspbian image. Use
dd if=/tmp/raspbian.img of=/dev/sdb bs=50M &
on your Ubuntu system to write it to the card.
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Re: Totaly new - My First Project - What do i need?

Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:59 pm

Will try it.

And i will keep you updated bout progress :-)

Im so F**** ECXITED :-)

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Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:27 pm

fruitoftheloom wrote: We can agree to disagree, you are not a Moderator so will take what you say with a pinch of salt :shock:
Moderator doesn't make the cut with me, there are some experienced users I'd rank above some Mods. Dougie is one such although he is more of a NOOBS fan than I am. The plain old Raspdian image install is ALWAYS the way to go with me......

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Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:33 pm

pluggy wrote: Moderator doesn't make the cut with me, there are some experienced users I'd rank above some Mods. Dougie is one such although he is more of a NOOBS fan than I am. The plain old Raspdian image install is ALWAYS the way to go with me......

:)
I'm only a promoter of NOOBS for the intended user base. I won't choose to use it on my own systems unless I'm testing something for a MagPi magazine article (yes, I'm part of the MagPi's editorial team). The best install is raspbian-ua-netinst which gets Raspbian running with none of the bloated stuff I don't need. One of my RPis is running a Raspbian image (upgraded to Jessie), the other is running the NOOBS image from http://fuze.co.uk with Notro's FBTFT drivers on top of that.
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Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:49 pm

I'm old school, none of this new-fangled net install stuff, I use a script to butcher the full Raspdian to get shut of the X bloat. Always Raspdian because its next door to Ubuntu and I've always liked Ubuntu.

Real Canonical fanboy me..... :mrgreen:
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Re: Totaly new - My First Project - What do i need?

Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:58 am

MasseElch wrote:Forgot to say: im familiar with Linux. Im using Ubunut and Arch for about 4 years now.
If you've already got a bit of Linux knowledge, then take a look at
http://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/usage/
http://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/
http://www.themagpi.com/
amongst others as great starting-off points 8-)

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Re: Totaly new - My First Project - What do i need?

Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:58 pm

Hello there,

got Raspbian working on my PI.

Now what i want to do:

I have an MySQL databse on another server running with data. I want the PI to show it on a big TV.

I can now write an php/html/jquery/css script and open it in epiphany or another browser or i use Java or C++ or sth else. (Maybe Python, don know that language yet).

What do you recommend?
What gives the best performance?

Lg
MasseElch


PS: AAAAND what do you guys think about Arch? There is a lot of stuff on the raspbian i dont rly need (wolfram just to mention one). So it took me awhile to "clean up" the installation

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Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:37 pm

If you're an existing Linux user then Arch may be for you (when I tried it I found it very weird, compared to OpenSuSE, Ubuntu and DebIan (aka Raspbian)).

If not then raspbian-ua-netinst is a good tool to get a minimal installation (bare essentials plus just the packages you choose, no bloat).

With MySQL on another machine you'll need the mysql-client package on your Raspbian system. Update the "remote" MySQL server to make sure it is listening on the 0.0.0.0 address (because it defaults to localhost). Add a new id with privileges to the tables you want to use on your RPi and allow any machine on your local subnet (192.168.xxx.yyy) to connect.
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