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by andytuk
Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: fldigi working - HAM Radio
Replies: 13
Views: 22782

Re: fldigi working - HAM Radio

This is on my list of things to try on my Pi - thanks for the info.

I will be using my homebrew interface to my Yaesu FT-847.

Andy(2E0GPU)
by andytuk
Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi running the Fuse ZX Spectrum Emulator
Replies: 8
Views: 2289

Re: Raspberry Pi running the Fuse ZX Spectrum Emulator

This also proves a non-programmer like myself could get the code compile, and proves that code not specifically coded for the Pi can be easily be built.
by andytuk
Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pictures of screen displaying example of RPi composite output?
Replies: 29
Views: 11427

Re: Pictures of screen displaying example of RPi composite output?

<t>tufty said: <br/> <br/> <br/> oztrailrider said: <br/> <br/> <br/> @andytuk took this photo of composite output during his time with Raspberry Pi beta board #7<br/> <br/> <br/> Looks usable, would be interesting to see what it does on a CRT rather than a flat panel.  We'll probably have to wait f...
by andytuk
Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi as a Atari 2600
Replies: 7
Views: 3551

Re: Raspberry Pi as a Atari 2600

Had a bit of success tonight.

The SDL version of the stella Atari 2600 emulator in the Debian repository works. No sound yet, but the gameplay is very smooth.

by andytuk
Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: OLD HDD Uses
Replies: 9
Views: 1555

Re: OLD HDD Uses

<t>I have been using a 2.5" 120Gb SATA HDD on a USB interface without any issues. Its powered by a powered USB hub.<br/> <br/> The disk is formatted as EXT4 and is mounted on boot. I currently have the Quake 3 game running form the disk. I have not noticed any disk speed issues.<br/> <br/> Obviously...
by andytuk
Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 145
Views: 99310

Re: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi

<r>Yeah, will do a video.<br/> <br/> Have taken some video of the Pi already. Just need to edit and upload to YouTube. Keep and eye on <URL url="http://www.youtube.com/user/andyt31uk">http://www.youtube.com/user/andyt31uk</URL> and <URL url="http://www.retrocomputers.eu">http://www.retrocomputers.eu...
by andytuk
Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Issues with Fedora Mix distro - Element 14 have withdrawn download from site
Replies: 21
Views: 5034

Re: Issues with Fedora Mix distro - Element 14 have withdrawn download from site

I found Fedora Remix very slow too, but didnt have the password issue. (I had it connected to the internet, so it obtained its time via NTP)

Sticking with Debian for now. Just need to get sound working.
by andytuk
Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 145
Views: 99310

Re: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi

<r>welshblob said: <br/> <br/> <br/> andytuk said: <br/> <br/> <br/> You might want to ask Sam as it sounds he is almost ready with his nightly builds for raspbmc -> <URL url="http://twitter.com/#!/samnazarko">http://twitter.com/#!/samnazarko</URL><br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Thanks - I have tweeted him....
by andytuk
Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 145
Views: 99310

Re: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi

I do hope they release a copy of the OpenELEC build soon. Would love to take a copy to the Beeb@30 event next weekend. (Also want a copy of RISC OS)
by andytuk
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 356
Views: 116770

Re: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi

Wonder if I can get a copy of this build before next Sunday? Would be great to have it at the Beeb@30 event.

Will have a word with the RISC OS Open guys.
by andytuk
Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: First comparison of the available distros running on a Pi
Replies: 20
Views: 4770

Re: First comparison of the available distros running on a Pi

<t>Grumpyoldgit said: <br/> <br/> <br/> andytuk said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Debian has been my distro of choice. Nice and quick, plus Quake 3 runs on it nicely <br/> <br/> <br/> Do you think you could expand on that? It would be useful if you could do a thumbnail of each of the three,<br/> <br/> <br/> I...
by andytuk
Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: First comparison of the available distros running on a Pi
Replies: 20
Views: 4770

Re: First comparison of the available distros running on a Pi

Debian has been my distro of choice. Nice and quick, plus Quake 3 runs on it nicely
by andytuk
Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wireless keyboard
Replies: 34
Views: 9273

Re: Wireless keyboard

Tested the Microsoft 800 wireless mouse and keyboard again last night. Keyboard still inst working correctly.

I have updated the Wiki : http://elinux.org/RPi_Verified....._Keyboards
by andytuk
Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Composite rca
Replies: 18
Views: 4340

Re: Composite rca

Cross-compiled inside a Ubuntu VM on my MacBook. Took about 8 mins to compile.

I then tar.gz'd the files, copied them via scp to the Pi (Transfer rate of approx 1Mb per second)

Extracted the files and played the game.

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by andytuk
Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Composite rca
Replies: 18
Views: 4340

Re: Composite rca

mkopack said:



How are you making out Andy???


Really good - have compiled Quake 3 Arena tonight - and it works. Really fast. Running from a 120Gb USB(SATA) drive. Not noticed any access speed issues.
by andytuk
Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi - The Movie?
Replies: 5
Views: 1157

Re: Raspberry Pi - The Movie?

All of the hardware you see in micro men was provided by http://www.computinghistory.org.uk

If you look closely, you can see Jason playing David Davis.

I have also used the same tools they used to eat the chinese with.
by andytuk
Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power cable
Replies: 7
Views: 1629

Re: Power cable

Cheap ones go bang - trust me, or ask one for my ex colleagues from my old job.
by andytuk
Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wireless keyboard
Replies: 34
Views: 9273

Re: Wireless keyboard

I'm currently using a PS/2 to USB adapter cable. Works great.

Have also tried a 'generic' wired USB keyboard. No problems with that one.
by andytuk
Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wireless keyboard
Replies: 34
Views: 9273

Re: Wireless keyboard

I tried to use the Microsoft 800 wireless mouse and keyboard with #7.

The keyboard does not work correctly. Its like keys are getting stuck. The same keyboard runs under linux fine on my PC.

Will see if I can get the wiki updated for this keyboard/mouse.
by andytuk
Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: dual screen
Replies: 7
Views: 12414

Re: dual screen

Phil Spiegel said:


Perhaps a serial output (via USB converter) could be used for a 2nd terminal type display.


I've got a nice Dec VT220 terminal I could use..... Humm.....
by andytuk
Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: USB-HUB PowerSupply...
Replies: 13
Views: 3963

Re: USB-HUB PowerSupply...

<r>As an example, I have been powering Pi #7 with one of these : <URL url="http://www.edimax.co.uk/en/pro.....;pl2_id=26">http://www.edimax.co.uk/en/pro.....;pl2_id=26</URL><br/> <br/> I have only one device connected to the hub, a bus powered 2.5" USB SATA drive.<br/> <br/> Not had any issues. (Not...
by andytuk
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Composite rca
Replies: 18
Views: 4340

Re: Composite rca

As you can see in my photo, I have a 3.5mm jack to 2 RCA socket adapter. Adapter cost £1 from a market stall.

by andytuk
Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How slow is it?
Replies: 113
Views: 19945

Re: How slow is it?

<t>So far, I have installed both Debian and Fedora on the Pi I currently have at home. Both on exactly the same make and model of SD card.<br/> <br/> I have found the debian build to run a lot faster. The Fedora install seems to pause a lot more.<br/> <br/> I'm going to try a faster SD card tonight ...
by andytuk
Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What ARM devices do you have already?
Replies: 32
Views: 6787

Re: What ARM devices do you have already?

I have a RiscPC 700 with a StrongARM CPU. Also have many other A3000, A4000 type machines.

Newer ARM based machines would be my HTC Desire, iPad 1, Apple TV mk2 and a BeagleBoard C4.

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