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by John_C
Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What are your Other Hobbies / Interests??
Replies: 72
Views: 10535

Re: What are your Other Hobbies / Interests??

Motorcycling: I ride this http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o247/johnzx7r/zx7r/2009-Feb-01.jpg like this http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o247/johnzx7r/zx7r/JC_Cadwell_20060804-0003.jpg occasionally I borrow one of Ron Haslam's at his race school http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o247/johnzx7r/...
by John_C
Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Use Lynx!
Replies: 28
Views: 20102

Re: Use Lynx!

just installed links2 on my Pi and this is so much better than Midori. Very fast and less CPU usage

thanks for bringing this one to our attention folks ;)
by John_C
Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: My case came!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1391

Re: My case came!!!

£11.99 so some folks will think it too much but I'd spent ages looking and this one really caught my eye and I'm very happy with what came today in the post. Thick plastic but see through so I can still be fascinated by the blinking lights (I must have been a cat in a previous life!!). Inputs have s...
by John_C
Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: My case came!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1391

My case came!!!

Bought this from ebay and well happy with it. Holds the Pi nice and tight but got enough space around some of the inputs to let plenty of air in to keep things cool. Bit fiddley to put together if you've got fat fingers but years of model making in my yoof came to my aid :lol: http://i122.photobucke...
by John_C
Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Best way to connect Pi to the internet
Replies: 21
Views: 8798

Re: Best way to connect Pi to the internet

So I could use the RPi in another room I bought a set of Homeplugs, which are ethernet connectors that go in a normal power plug. One connects to the router, the other goes wherever I want the RPi. The set comes with two homeplugs and two Cat5 ethernet cables. Cost £35 delivered. Simples!
by John_C
Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Administrator password
Replies: 6
Views: 8476

Re: Administrator password

yeah GParted asked for the root/administrator password

in a terminal I typed "sudo su passwd" and set the root password

whenever it gets asked for I now have it to use
by John_C
Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Seriously .. where to find power supply?
Replies: 76
Views: 24832

Re: Seriously .. where to find power supply?

I bought a PSU from RSI when I ordered mine ....... BUT when I got my new Blackberry it had a micro connector and I bought a converter from ebay to convert my old mini sized PSU's to it so I could have them at work and home. This should let you use a mini USB connector with your Pi
by John_C
Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: My first try with RasPi
Replies: 4
Views: 1036

Re: My first try with RasPi

type "startx" then press return
by John_C
Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wireless keyboard and touchpad
Replies: 7
Views: 5858

Re: Wireless keyboard and touchpad

Well I've bought it !! Hope it works with no problems. If it does it will free up a USB port :D

Onward and erm, well onwards anyway :lol:
by John_C
Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wireless keyboard and touchpad
Replies: 7
Views: 5858

Wireless keyboard and touchpad

Not a full size one. I want to be able to sit on the couch with the RPi hooked up to the TV on the opposite side of the room and watch iplayer etc stuff So would prefer something smaller for the occasional commands so was thinking of this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/120930373522 (hope it's okay to po...
by John_C
Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3519
Views: 104718

Re: Introduce yourself!

I'm John (d'errr!!) Been using Linux since about 1996 (Definite Linux) and before that it was Amiga's. Got my Pi because: a) it sounded amazing b) just fancied something to tinker with c) when your day job is managing rubbish/waste for local government you need something to stretch the ol' grey cell...
by John_C
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: The South Yorkshire Pi Group
Replies: 53
Views: 9827

Re: The South Yorkshire Pi Group

I've had mine about a week now. Am in Scunthorpe

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