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by chorlton
Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Seeing the current subforum when in a topic
Replies: 3
Views: 812

Re: Seeing the current subforum when in a topic

I found this a puzzle too. it's not obvious but there's a "Return to <current forum>" button below the last post.

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by chorlton
Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: One of *those* days...
Replies: 30
Views: 5428

Re: One of *those* days...

I have heard of several people who broke their kindle screens, phoned Amazon about it and were sent a new kindle as a replacement. They make far more money from the books than the devices - always worth a shot. And i love my Kindle as well - saved about 3kgs on books on holiday! Mike A mate left hi...
by chorlton
Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Make it EASY for noobs
Replies: 36
Views: 6018

Re: Make it EASY for noobs

I just read your LAMP instructions. All you've done is install some of the components and add an index.html which uses some of the functionality of apache. Why are you installing Tomcat? The point of LAMP is to rapid prototype using PHP for your server side logic. Tomcat, Java, J2EE are a whole diff...
by chorlton
Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Make it EASY for noobs
Replies: 36
Views: 6018

Re: Make it EASY for noobs

A LAMP Server is MUCH more than just adding files to /var/www. That's just a LALALALALALA server. The M and P of LAMP (MySQL and PHP) and putting it all together is a step beyond beginner I would say. I guess i'm saying, leave the instructions in, but don't refer to it as a LAMP server, that's somet...
by chorlton
Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: Reading contents of folder
Replies: 11
Views: 3600

Re: Reading contents of folder

For anyone learning C++ who thinks hande89's original code might be a good starting point for their own learning, here's a complete, working conclusion to this thread. All steps are logged in as the default "pi" user. No special root permissions are required. Working code, saved as mydir.cpp #includ...
by chorlton
Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Make it EASY for noobs
Replies: 36
Views: 6018

Re: Make it EASY for noobs

I've added some Beginner stuff to the Wiki I would be gratful if we could get some Uber Geek views to make sure I have not made an arse of things. There's a section on the raspi-config menu. and there's one on doing a blind ssh login. I've also added the required links to the beginner section. Both...
by chorlton
Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: Reading contents of folder
Replies: 11
Views: 3600

Re: Reading contents of folder

Yes, root should be able to see everything. Are you actually logged in as root, or using sudo? It'd help if we could see exactly what you were trying.

(and yes, forgetting the while loop would result in only one entry :) )
by chorlton
Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: C/C++
Topic: Reading contents of folder
Replies: 11
Views: 3600

Re: Reading contents of folder

What you are trying to do is replicate the functionality of the "ls" command. So, assuming you use the same user, if "ls -al /var/tmp" (or whatever path you really have) shows a file, then your program should also. Again, if you post the results of "ls -al /var/tmp", this will also show the file own...
by chorlton
Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: Reading contents of folder
Replies: 11
Views: 3600

Re: Reading contents of folder

I'm not on a raspberry at the moment but a quick run on an ubuntu box shows my /var/tmp is empty, but even then lists both ".." (parent directory) and "." (current directory) so any directory should have at least these two entries. Can you double-check that you are not getting the "." entry? edit: I...
by chorlton
Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS: Your item is being despatched
Replies: 44
Views: 8702

Re: RS: Your item is being despatched

My SECOND RPi has now arrived. Parcelforce's tracking even registered that it was "out for delivery" today which is more info than the last one ever had. To date, I have not been charged, so I can only imagine they must have sent me this one for free to make up for any inconvenience caused by their ...
by chorlton
Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS: Your item is being despatched
Replies: 44
Views: 8702

Re: RS: Your item is being despatched

So my Pi arrived last Friday. All works well and I compiled and ran a Hello World C++ program in 5 minutes. (I was going to produce an out-of-box-to-running-program-in-10-minutes video but you wouldn't believe how long RecordMyDesktop took to encode a few minutes of Geany editing). Anyway, I've now ...
by chorlton
Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Failed at first hurdle (solved)
Replies: 3
Views: 1305

Re: Failed at first hurdle

When downloading the image files there are choices of zips and torrents. Sounds like you've donwloaded the torrent file which you must open in a torrent client program. This will then download the zip file. The foundation prefer you use the torrent method to download as it saves bandwidth, but If yo...
by chorlton
Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Crosscompiling for RaspPi - Explained
Replies: 25
Views: 31103

Re: Crosscompiling for RaspPi - Explained

This is dark voodoo. I get how chroot works, and I get that the gcc on the mounted partition will target ARM architecture, but that gcc is an ARM binary. I wouldn't have thought it would run on an x86 host? By copying qemu-arm-static into the /usr/bin of the chroot this will magically just work? If ...
by chorlton
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS: Your item is being despatched
Replies: 44
Views: 8702

Re: RS: Your item is being despatched

And despite there being nothing in Parcelforce's system... it's just arrived!

Dispatch email was sent around 8pm on Tuesday night, 15/06.
by chorlton
Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bulk Order
Replies: 28
Views: 4543

Re: Bulk Order

It's probably worth pointing out that you surely don't want the uncased pi as it is now for school/kid/educational purposes. The entire idea behind the pi is for exactly what you are trying to do, but involves waiting for the production educational release. I don't know expected dates, but i'm sure ...
by chorlton
Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS: Your item is being despatched
Replies: 44
Views: 8702

Re: RS: Your item is being despatched

Exactly the same. It's "due to be despatched" on the 12th, but it does also say Please note, no details will appear until we have collected the item and scanned it into our network. If you have a query about this shipment other than delivery, please contact RS COMPONENTS LTD directly. So two and a h...
by chorlton
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Invitation to order from RS
Replies: 575
Views: 87391

Re: Invitation to order from RS

From Parcelforce Dear MR LITTLE, You have a shipment being sent from RS COMPONENTS LTD that is due to be despatched on 12/06/2012 using our Express 24 service. The tracking reference number is ILxxxxxx and it comprises of 1 item. The address that the item is going to be delivered to is: Woop woop! F...
by chorlton
Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Getting gmote to work - please help :*(
Replies: 9
Views: 4967

Re: Getting gmote to work - please help :*(

@latro666 - It seems like there may be a bug with the Java Native (JNA) library that came with OpenJDK. (I'm a bit unclear on which version you have and when it was fixed). However, the bug description gave a clue as to what's going on. http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=576879 There's...
by chorlton
Wed May 30, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Torrent server
Replies: 197
Views: 120934

Re: Torrent server

I use rtorrent - there's another thread around if you search which discusses how to use it a little - you need to run it within screen for example. The author of rtorrent also provides a separate rss downloader utility called rssdler. I use this in conjunction with rtorrent and it works very well. T...
by chorlton
Sat May 19, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Invitation to order from RS
Replies: 575
Views: 87391

Re: Invitation to order from RS

Second attempt seems to have worked tonight. Minor niggle but dispatch estimate was 3 weeks yesterday and is 4 weeks today - but I've waited this long... :D
by chorlton
Fri May 18, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Invitation to order from RS
Replies: 575
Views: 87391

Re: Invitation to order from RS

You have got to be kidding me! An email from RS has arrived this evening with my invite to buy. It provides my order code and a link to the rsdelivers.com site. Choose the product, fill in delivery/billing details, select PayPal as payment option then choose the big blue "Payment >>" button... and i...
by chorlton
Fri May 18, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Headless Torrect client that doesn't kill the Pi?
Replies: 15
Views: 10595

Re: Headless Torrect client that doesn't kill the Pi?

I've run rtorrent on a Western Digital MyBook WE which is a small ARM based server. Never had any problems.

I had to learn all the rather obscure CLI commands to use it however. Enabling the web interface client for it required opening up some additional command interface that I never got working.
by chorlton
Wed May 16, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any way to contact RS' Pi team?
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

Re: Any way to contact RS' Pi team?

I found an on-line form on their website when i had a question about my register of interest. I received an email response from a real person a couple of days later. According to their email signature they were from the Calibration team so it looks like they've just shifted a group people onto handl...
by chorlton
Tue May 15, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Is "free" always a good thing?
Replies: 87
Views: 12268

Re: Is "free" always a good thing?

Agree with James and Grumpy. Redhat are about to pass the $1 billion in revenue mark this year, all on the back of "free" software. You make the point about people who developed their own software in their own time then went on to start their own companies - employing new people and so benefitting t...
by chorlton
Fri May 11, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: An 11-year-old's perspective...
Replies: 20
Views: 4594

Re: An 11-year-old's perspective...

<t>Jim Manley said: <br/> <br/> <br/> To start Python in its interactive shell, just type python at a terminal prompt, and then commands can be executed line by line.  To execute a Python file (e.g., hello.py), type python hello.py at a terminal prompt and the file will be executed by the Python int...

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