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by robhague
Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Implement network displayer via RPi
Replies: 14
Views: 22029

Re: Implement network displayer via RPi

I don't know of any other open-source option that is as cross-platform and general as VNC. While X11 applications can be run quite happily on Windows and Mac, it can't be used to remote native applications on those platforms. Also, performance is a question; X11 is sensitive to network latency, espe...
by robhague
Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: RaspPi/VNC networked display HOWTO
Replies: 0
Views: 535

RaspPi/VNC networked display HOWTO

Some of you may remember a demo video from a long while back, in which I showed a RaspPi being used as a kind of networked display: http://rob.rho.org.uk/2011/10/vnc_on_the_raspberry.html I've finally got round to writing up some instructions on how to achieve this setup with a production board and ...
by robhague
Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Implement network displayer via RPi
Replies: 14
Views: 22029

Re: Implement network displayer via RPi

Sounds like a promising project. I did something similar, but far more rough-and-ready, as a demo a while ago: http://rob.rho.org.uk/2011/10/vnc_on_the_raspberry.html The demo used an alpha board and early OS image, but I've just written up a how-to describing the setup on more recent hardware and s...
by robhague
Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Downloadable SD Card Images
Replies: 51
Views: 8690

Re: Downloadable SD Card Images

A separate /home partition would certainly solve a lot of the problems, but my assumption is that kids will eventually get the the stage where they want to modify the system itself.
by robhague
Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Downloadable SD Card Images
Replies: 51
Views: 8690

Re: Downloadable SD Card Images

<t>I feel that the discussion has wandered somewhat from the point raised yesterday. Our hypothetical African/Inuit boy won't be using a thin client - the whole point is to give him a real, self-contained computer. This requires some method of storage that persists when then power is off (computers ...
by robhague
Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Downloadable SD Card Images
Replies: 51
Views: 8690

Re: Downloadable SD Card Images

<t>This takes me back to hours spent sitting in front of an Amiga, swapping disks back and forth whilst duplicating them. The big difference here is that the RAM on an Amiga (typically 512K-2MB) was a similar size to the capacity to the media (800K). The Raspberry Pi, on the other hand, has small RA...
by robhague
Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What have we missed?
Replies: 286
Views: 51015

Re: What have we missed?

Thanks - I'll have a look at that.
by robhague
Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What have we missed?
Replies: 286
Views: 51015

Re: What have we missed?

<t>Maybe a bit close to the wire, but one thing that would be really handy: a power switch. This would save pulling out the power jack to turn off the unit, which can't be good in the long term. A switch on the board would be ideal, but failing that a switch on the power brick (as there is, I think,...
by robhague
Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Downloadable SD Card Images
Replies: 51
Views: 8690

Re: Downloadable SD Card Images

(Checks date) Ah, yes - enjoy Maker Faire.
by robhague
Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Downloadable SD Card Images
Replies: 51
Views: 8690

Re: Downloadable SD Card Images

Fair point (I am on a Mac, but OS X has dd as well, and I have a Linux virtual machine to fall back on). It's not quite a pristine image any more, but it would allow me to get back to a known state.

Are there any plans for after the launch of the final boards?
by robhague
Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Downloadable SD Card Images
Replies: 51
Views: 8690

Re: Downloadable SD Card Images

<t>(Sorry if this has been answered before, but I couldn't find any existing topics that covered this.)<br/> <br/> Are the Raspberry Pi SD card disk images available to download anywhere? I'm lucky enough to have an alpha board, and have been playing around with the boot-up sequence. In the course o...
by robhague
Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3538
Views: 112881

Re: Introduce yourself!

<r>Hi - I've been lurking for a while, but I guess I'd better introduce myself. My name's Rob Hague. I got an Acorn Electron for Christmas when I was 6 (in 1984), and have been messing around with computers ever since. I have a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge (which is how I...

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