Go to advanced search

by davidgoodenough
Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: proposing a name for R-PI expansion boards.
Replies: 28
Views: 5273

Re: proposing a name for R-PI expansion boards.

Surely a Raspberry seed is a Pip - and if someone wants an expansion of it as an ancronym, how about Pi Peripheral.
by davidgoodenough
Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: MagPi – Raspberry Pi Magazine
Replies: 262
Views: 48727

Re: MagPi – Raspberry Pi Magazine

Jaseman said:


Got it straight out of Microsoft Publisher.


If course in order to be able to produce it (eventually) on a Raspberry Pi, you should have used Scribus (which also works under Windows but is primarily aimed at Linux).
by davidgoodenough
Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: IPv6 in the bcmrpi kernel patches (and Debian/Arch distros)
Replies: 32
Views: 5177

Re: IPv6 in the bcmrpi kernel patches (and Debian/Arch distros)

<t>Abishur said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I've long felt that with how difficult IPv6 addresses were to memorize/work with that odds were good that ISPs would use IPv6 up to the router and then use special routing to let people use IPv4 internally on home networks as they are far easier to work with by far...
by davidgoodenough
Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: IPv6 in the bcmrpi kernel patches (and Debian/Arch distros)
Replies: 32
Views: 5177

Re: IPv6 in the bcmrpi kernel patches (and Debian/Arch distros)

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I've never come across a IPv6 network. Is it really that shortsighted?<br/> <br/> I'm not sure it has ever been tested, so there may be an issue there, but otherwise, it's a simple switch.<br/> <br/> <br/> That is probably because you are in the UK (I think).  UK IS...
by davidgoodenough
Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi based Synthesizer
Replies: 56
Views: 26799

Re: Raspberry Pi based Synthesizer

Yes, bristol is in the armel Debian sid repository.  Don't know about Fedora.
by davidgoodenough
Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Good news on the ARM Java front
Replies: 17
Views: 7549

Re: Good news on the ARM Java front

There is an OpenJDK for 6 and 7 on Debian for armel, no Hotspot, but its there.
by davidgoodenough
Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Abbreviation
Replies: 29
Views: 7769

Re: Abbreviation

<t>riggsre said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Say it with a pirate connotation:<br/> <br/> "Arrrrrrrr... Pie!<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> No, that is a flan.  A Pie, to quote Wikipedia (wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie) is:-<br/> <br/> "A pie is a baked dish which is usually made of a pastry dough casing that covers or...
by davidgoodenough
Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Good news on the ARM Java front
Replies: 17
Views: 7549

Re: Good news on the ARM Java front

<r><br/> TomJoad said:<br/> <br/> <br/> I don't know much about JIT or the inner workings of the JVM, but what's wrong with using Oracle's JVM in for RasberryPi? After all, they have an embedded version just for smaller devices over here: <URL url="http://www.oracle.com/technetw.....index.html">http...
by davidgoodenough
Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SSH instead of a display
Replies: 21
Views: 3514

Re: SSH instead of a display

Grumpyoldgit said:


Passwd -R is an invalid switch. But never mind.


Well in passwd 4.1.5-1, the current version on Debian sid, it is valid.  It has the alias --root.
by davidgoodenough
Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SSH instead of a display
Replies: 21
Views: 3514

Re: SSH instead of a display

<t>davidgoodenough said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Grumpyoldgit said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I've had a bit of thought about this. (Yes, a dangerous thing to do). If you load the Debian IMG file up into Qemu, make the changes you want and than shut it down again, the image will have the changes you want. This ap...
by davidgoodenough
Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SSH instead of a display
Replies: 21
Views: 3514

Re: SSH instead of a display

<t>Grumpyoldgit said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I've had a bit of thought about this. (Yes, a dangerous thing to do). If you load the Debian IMG file up into Qemu, make the changes you want and than shut it down again, the image will have the changes you want. This approach could also (hopefully) placate th...
by davidgoodenough
Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: MVS on the RPi?
Replies: 7
Views: 2849

Re: MVS on the RPi?

yes over the network
by davidgoodenough
Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Good news on the ARM Java front
Replies: 17
Views: 7549

Re: Good news on the ARM Java front

None of the open source JVMs use Jazelle because its details are only available under NDA, and because it has now been deprecated in new designs in favour of Thumb2EE which is not present on the RPi's CPU.
by davidgoodenough
Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: MVS on the RPi?
Replies: 7
Views: 2849

Re: MVS on the RPi?

And it is already build for armel in Debian, so it should run on the Debian SD card image.  So yes we can have MVS on a Pi - or VSE or VM (or whatever they are calling them this week).
by davidgoodenough
Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Preconfigured image with SSH and/or VNC
Replies: 40
Views: 10238

Re: Preconfigured image with SSH and/or VNC

<t>Well if you have a Linux desktop or laptop it is quite easy or a virtual Linux running under Windows or Mac.<br/> <br/> You can adjust the Debian network settings simply by editing the file /etc/network/interfaces - you could set a static IP address for instance, and you can change user IDs and p...
by davidgoodenough
Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Good news on the ARM Java front
Replies: 17
Views: 7549

Re: Good news on the ARM Java front

No, thats the old HotSpot Zero, rather than full HotSpot.  It obviously has not reached the Debian builds yet.
by davidgoodenough
Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Good news on the ARM Java front
Replies: 17
Views: 7549

Re: Good news on the ARM Java front

<r>It is reported that HotSpot (the Java JIT compiler) has been ported to ARM.  I am not quite sure which ARM version it is relevant to, and it is only Java-6 not Java-7, but every little helps.<br/> <br/> The work is linked to at the bottom of:-<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://overholt.ca/wp/?p=355">ht...
by davidgoodenough
Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: industrial case
Replies: 9
Views: 5461

Re: industrial case

I would suspect those holes are there to hold the SD card socket.
by davidgoodenough
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: RPi in Linux Mainline Kernel
Replies: 22
Views: 4830

Re: RPi in Linux Mainline Kernel

<t>Jessie said: <br/> <br/> <br/> If a driver for every ARM SOC was included in the Kernel then it would become huge real fast.  For every unique SOC there is a slightly different driver.  It would be nice if all the ARM SOC designers and makers could agree on a standard bood proceedure but I doubt ...
by davidgoodenough
Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 12v to 5v
Replies: 11
Views: 4848

Re: 12v to 5v

<t>wranzzon said: <br/> <br/> <br/> So I´ve heard that the RasPi runs on 5v.<br/> <br/> My situation is like this; I have a transformer fromm 230v to 12v - 3800mA. And now i Want to get those 12v down to 5. So I need a resistor of some kind, but how do I calculate how many ohm the resistor should ha...
by davidgoodenough
Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: step by step guide?
Replies: 91
Views: 13452

Re: step by step guide?

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> ...<br/> <br/> Still at a loss to explain why an x86 style of installer is better in this case than an SD card image - to me it seems a lot more hassle. Seems to be a deal breaker to the OP, and I'm not sure why.<br/> <br/> <br/> I suppose that if you are not used t...
by davidgoodenough
Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: step by step guide?
Replies: 91
Views: 13452

Re: step by step guide?

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Currently (and for the foreseeable future) there won"t be an "install disk" method of installing the distro. It will come preinstalled as a disk (SD) image. Aside from the technical limitation of the device itself (i.e. it must boot from the SD card, and to then run...
by davidgoodenough
Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: using 4 AA batteries to power the Pi
Replies: 52
Views: 34796

Re: using 4 AA batteries to power the Pi

<t>Gert said: <br/> <br/> <br/> davidgoodenough said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Surely the best answer is to use one of those USB rechargers that various battery manufacturers are now advertising, which is designed to deliver a proper USB 5V from batteries.  Like car USB adapters (for those starting with a ...
by davidgoodenough
Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: using 4 AA batteries to power the Pi
Replies: 52
Views: 34796

Re: using 4 AA batteries to power the Pi

<t>Surely the best answer is to use one of those USB rechargers that various battery manufacturers are now advertising, which is designed to deliver a proper USB 5V from batteries.  Like car USB adapters (for those starting with a 12V system such as a car battery backed solar system) they are cheap ...
by davidgoodenough
Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Providing 60? RPis to Seneca College?
Replies: 14
Views: 2893

Re: Providing 60? RPis to Seneca College?

<t>mobeyduck said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Looks like you guys missed the beagle boards<br/> <br/> <br/> Actually BeagleBoards (and BeagleBones) use a later version of ARM chip, and Debian armhf works on them while it does not work on an RPi, so if they are following their native build rule strickly they ...

Go to advanced search