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by manicgeek
Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: Linux Kernel
Topic: Kernel Source
Replies: 4
Views: 1549

Re: Kernel Source

Thank you for that.
by manicgeek
Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Linux Kernel
Topic: Kernel Source
Replies: 4
Views: 1549

Re: Kernel Source

The zip options doesn't work, you end up with corrupted files.

Try it download it, unzip and and run a make mrproper. You'll end up with errors about one of the driver file makefiles having no rules to make mrproper.
by manicgeek
Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Linux Kernel
Topic: Kernel Source
Replies: 4
Views: 1549

Kernel Source

Why aren't there tarballs available for download?
Why am I being forced to install git when I have no use for it, just so I can get a copy of your specific kernel source?
Since 1995 I've been able to download linux kernel source code as a tarball, why doesn't Raspberry Pi conform to that?
by manicgeek
Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: For those looking for a mediaplayer only
Replies: 80
Views: 18599

Re: For those looking for a mediaplayer only

plrw said: First, it"s your lack of info that makes people speculate, and the idea to wait, and wait and wait, without telling us one piece of info. Why not take orders if you really sent it for manufacturing ? Why wait ? Second, what you are saying here pretty much goes against what you claim the f...
by manicgeek
Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: For those looking for a mediaplayer only
Replies: 80
Views: 18599

Re: For those looking for a mediaplayer only

You'll want to make a shiny case to get women interested



And now I think I should logout and stay away for a while.
by manicgeek
Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: For those looking for a mediaplayer only
Replies: 80
Views: 18599

Re: For those looking for a mediaplayer only

liz said:

And anybody suggesting a pink case gets an autoban. 

Stop picking on pink, I think a RasPi would look wonderful in a case like this.

http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/.....ms=5086854
by manicgeek
Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Too much focus on programming?
Replies: 46
Views: 8621

Re: Too much focus on programming?

<t>Actually, the more I think about it the more I like the idea of the pupils CS classes being about developing applications that they (and their peers and teachers) will actually use. There's an awful lot of potential for a massive range of potential learning in there.<br/> <br/> For example the ap...
by manicgeek
Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Too much focus on programming?
Replies: 46
Views: 8621

Re: Too much focus on programming?

It would appear that between you both you've just come up with an ideal programming exercise, "Develop (and/or improve) an efficient wordprocessing application your English teacher can use" etc, etc.
by manicgeek
Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it possible to run mac os 10.2 on it?
Replies: 47
Views: 11468

Re: Is it possible to run mac os 10.2 on it?

<t>Jongoleur said: <br/> <br/> Some would say that your attitude might be seen as a tad combative, even abrasive. But if they don't know you, it might be that they are over-reading something into a post that meant well but was over emphasised.<br/> <br/> Best thing is not to jump to conclusions.<br/...
by manicgeek
Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Too much focus on programming?
Replies: 46
Views: 8621

Re: Too much focus on programming?

<t>scep said: <br/> <br/> The UK curriculum requires (with exceptions) that all subjects use ICT in their teaching. It has required this for years. Yet it generally does not happen or it happens badly. Why? Because most teachers are not very good at ICT! Or even "office skills". The Pi will not fix ...
by manicgeek
Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it possible to run mac os 10.2 on it?
Replies: 47
Views: 11468

Re: Is it possible to run mac os 10.2 on it?

<t>SeanD said: <br/> <br/> Come to this forum with a question that has not been asked befor or covered in the FAQ and on the whole all you will get is constructive answers.<br/> And that's just a feeble attempt at an excuse for rudeness. If I were you I would withdraw it lest someone comes along and...
by manicgeek
Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it possible to run mac os 10.2 on it?
Replies: 47
Views: 11468

Re: Is it possible to run mac os 10.2 on it?

<t>Jongoleur said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Bengaul said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Jaseman said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!<br/> <br/> Ha ha ha ha......<br/> <br/> <br/> That's not fair!<br/> <br/> You are not born with the knowledge. As you know, the device was made for educational pu...
by manicgeek
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No OS news?
Replies: 87
Views: 21639

Re: No OS news?

Jaseman said:

But please.... I don't want to be reading 'My distro's better than yours!'

That'll never catch on.
by manicgeek
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Too much focus on programming?
Replies: 46
Views: 8621

Re: Too much focus on programming?

<t>I think bredman has a point, but I'm not sure there can be any answer to address those points until the final product works and can be delivered.<br/> <br/> Much of the content of this forum seems to be dedicated to the idea that we can educate all children into becoming programmers, or at least ...
by manicgeek
Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Backing up SD card
Replies: 12
Views: 3656

Re: Backing up SD card

<t>As far as I understood it the processor accesses the SD card to load a binary blob, which is used to initialise the ARM core, and probably the GPU.<br/> <br/> Once that blob has been loaded and executed the last part of that loads kernel.img from the SD card.<br/> <br/> There is no boot sector or...
by manicgeek
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Real-time linux kernel
Replies: 47
Views: 52336

Re: Real-time linux kernel

On the subject of which is there a defconfig file for the RasPi?
by manicgeek
Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sensible Amateur OS Choice: ARMedslack?
Replies: 3
Views: 1436

Re: Sensible Amateur OS Choice: ARMedslack?

How come this was moved from the board for discussion of distributions?
by manicgeek
Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sensible Amateur OS Choice: ARMedslack?
Replies: 3
Views: 1436

Re: Sensible Amateur OS Choice: ARMedslack?

I intend to run Slackware ARM on the RasPi. I haven't actually done anything towards that yet, I can't be bothered to do it until I have the real hardware.

I doubt many here will agree with you about its ease of use, I will though
by manicgeek
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No OS news?
Replies: 87
Views: 21639

Re: No OS news?

<t>Benedict White said: <br/> <br/> No. You get a list of images/disks, with a lists of ups and downs for each distro, pick the easiest if are a beginner. If you don't like what you currently have, you just re do your SD card.<br/> In any case, as it is a specifically known platform an image is buil...
by manicgeek
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No OS news?
Replies: 87
Views: 21639

Re: No OS news?

ie. It's important that the simple standard graphical interface the foundation chooses doesn't do it all for the kids that you all want to learn from this experience. If your OS/GUI is all singing and dancing already, there's nothing to drive them to feel any need to "make it better".
by manicgeek
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No OS news?
Replies: 87
Views: 21639

Re: No OS news?

<t>Jongoleur said: <br/> <br/> Thats what old style micros did, you switched them on, they initialised and then sat there, at a BASIC prompt.  What happened then depended on the aptitude of the user.  Either they typed<br/> <br/> <br/> 10 PRINT "Hello World"<br/> <br/> 20 GOTO 10<br/> <br/> RUN<br/>...
by manicgeek
Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No OS news?
Replies: 87
Views: 21639

Re: No OS news?

<t>I couldn't care what the official supported distro is, it won't stop me running whatever I want on it. That's because I'm a geek (like many here) who knows how computers work, and who is capable of assembling the necessary components to make it work how I want it too.<br/> <br/> I'm not the kind ...
by manicgeek
Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How come there are so many Raspberry Pi haters?
Replies: 99
Views: 22333

Re: How come there are so many Raspberry Pi haters?

<t>liz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Give that man a gold star.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Is that a Broadcom approved gold star, you know the ones only secret divisions of Broadcom are allowed to hand out :-p<br/> <br/> _________________________________________________________________<br/> <br/> Hasn't this ...
by manicgeek
Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How come there are so many Raspberry Pi haters?
Replies: 99
Views: 22333

Re: How come there are so many Raspberry Pi haters?

<t>Liz & James<br/> <br/> I think you should just ignore this thread.<br/> <br/> You're going to get those who will find some fault or other with every aspect of the design or how you're handling all of this.<br/> <br/> Do it your way, it's working for the vast majority of us. Those who want it ...
by manicgeek
Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Classroom Setup
Replies: 64
Views: 10979

Re: Classroom Setup

<t>@Skygod<br/> <br/> I'm really impressed by your plans, can I ask a question? Have you involved the local kids in planning it? Or gone through your plans with them, so that they can get an idea about what you've had to consider to come up with it? Involving them early and generating enthusiasm for...

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