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by hyena
Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: SqueezeBox-Server and armhf
Replies: 7
Views: 3290

Re: SqueezeBox-Server and armhf

Hi, This is a perpetual issue for squeezebox server owners ... Fundamentally what you're seeing many people are seeing running sbs (lms as they have rebranded it) on arm hf platforms and fundamentally Logitech as usual are way behind the curve ensuring sbs works with stock perl/cpan on these platfor...
by hyena
Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Boot without monitor?
Replies: 5
Views: 1950

Re: Boot without monitor?

<t>you just need to install an ssh server on the linux distro on pi .. ive been running a slimmed down version of CLI (no gui) debian on a hacked plug device for a couple of years and find it easy .. i can even use ssh clients on my ipad or windows phone to administer it <br/> <br/> for windows clie...
by hyena
Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Linux swap partition
Replies: 31
Views: 6913

Re: Linux swap partition

<t>remember SD manufacturers cards that use A grade memory in the sd card will (in terms of write cycles) last much longer 10-50x  .. so the samsungs, sandisks of this world higher end sd cards<br/> <br/> you have wear levelling and bad block replacement as well on these sd cards which also make thi...
by hyena
Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Linux swap partition
Replies: 31
Views: 6913

Re: Linux swap partition

<t>p.s.  ... when you create the swap and put the relevant entries in the fstab file  dont forget to check the swap is activated properly on boot ...<br/> <br/> just enter the top command and you will see if any swap is being used<br/> <br/> from recollection you can also use the swapoff and swapon ...
by hyena
Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Linux swap partition
Replies: 31
Views: 6913

Re: Linux swap partition

<r>the pi only has 256mb of ram, like the hacked ARM iconnect i have .. mine has been running a lightweight debian CLI and runs squeezebox server and minidlna server for a couple of years 24/7 and the swap makes a big difference performance wise .. in terms of wear levelling by the swap on the SD ca...
by hyena
Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why did the industry fail?
Replies: 60
Views: 12326

Re: Why did the industry fail?

<t>Why did the industry (in the UK) fail  .. i think first of all you have to define industry .. if you mean software or industrial design (both services businesses) then it didnt, many of the games we buy today for PC/xbox etc are by British developers, your beloved ipads/pods etc are by designed  ...
by hyena
Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: linux benchmarking application
Replies: 1
Views: 1227

Re: linux benchmarking application

<t>Hi,<br/> <br/> With the Raspberry pi coming soon, i'm looking forward to benchmarking it against my trusty old hacked iconnect (plug computer) and hopefully an allwinner a10 board on its way.  I realise that all three of these use different versions of the arm chip, the trusty little plug has no ...
by hyena
Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: windows 8 on ARM confirmed
Replies: 1
Views: 2055

Re: windows 8 on ARM confirmed

<t>Posted Last night on Armdevices.net:<br/> <br/> There has been false rumors going around the web for the past 2-3 months, spread by Mary-Jo Foley of ZDnet and Paul Thurrot of winsupersite.com, that somehow Windows 8 on ARM wouldn’t be getting Desktop mode and full Desktop apps. Those rumors are w...
by hyena
Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: "Clive", Gove, teaching and "ICT" in UK Schools
Replies: 17
Views: 4075

Re: "Clive", Gove, teaching and "ICT" in UK Schools

<r>Hi,<br/> <br/> First of all before I comment on "Clive" the teacher's comments (or in fact the<br/> foundations apparent support of them) let me first say that I have absolutely<br/> zero time for our Minister of Education in the UK (Mr Gove) or many his<br/> policies .. however I.M.H.O.  as a pa...
by hyena
Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: shutting down to pi in a controlled manner
Replies: 1
Views: 819

Re: shutting down to pi in a controlled manner

heres a slick device  ... the "usb panic button"

http://www.johnbruin.net/index.....ic-button/
by hyena
Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: shutting down to pi in a controlled manner
Replies: 1
Views: 819

Re: shutting down to pi in a controlled manner

<r>Hi,<br/> <br/> I currently shutdown my hacked plug (ARM) computer using a SSH phone app (shutdown now command) .. its a bit of a pain  and the pi will suffer from this as well as it has no shutdown switch.<br/> <br/> I was thinking about this and came across some of these <$5 usb buttons (used fo...
by hyena
Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to protect the filesystem without a save shutdown button?
Replies: 61
Views: 27224

Re: How to protect the filesystem without a save shutdown button?

<t>hi,<br/> <br/> Many of use that have hacked the plug computers (and liked to swich them off at night)face the same problem .. first problem being people who say dont switch them off .. its particularly a pain if its being used as a server and you have to log on using ssh to issue the shutdown com...
by hyena
Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Did you see that?
Replies: 15
Views: 4032

Re: Did you see that?

<t>i saw the armdevices forum blog video as well .. wasnt that impressed TBH .. its limited connectivity wise, will cost a lot more and its really targetted at TV's with no online media portal in it  ..<br/> <br/> i'm waiting for a peek at the allwinner A10 android settop boxes when (and if)  they a...
by hyena
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: System/OS Slow-down
Replies: 10
Views: 2484

Re: System/OS Slow-down

<t>if you are contstrantly installing/reinstalling crap apps and hacked apps on windows all the time your registry will become bloated .. if you dont and periodically do a bit of houskeeping clearing up temp files, cache etc then windows is fine<br/> <br/> re: the pi - by the time it does your sd ca...
by hyena
Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How much RAM does the BCM2835 support?
Replies: 21
Views: 6687

Re: How much RAM does the BCM2835 support?

<t>Look I use a plug computer (Marvell SOC) at the moment and it took a short while for linux bods to compile everything necessary for debian and a wide suite of core apps and they didnt have manufacturer access to drivers etc  .. Likewise the same with the pi SOC but the pi ppl had the advantage of...
by hyena
Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: another UK "alternative" to the pi
Replies: 47
Views: 18345

Re: another UK "alternative" to the pi

<t>hi,<br/> <br/> re: the cubox<br/> <br/> dont forget to add import duty/vat & shipping (i couldnt see an address on their site for where they are based or its shipped from) ... by the time youre ripped off in conversion to/from GBP you might be looking at getting on for £150 for it !  ... way ...
by hyena
Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Design choices behind the RPi
Replies: 35
Views: 6576

Re: Design choices behind the RPi

<t>it's useful to look at the plug computer scene .. many people (me included) bought the dockstars, pogoplugs,iconnects (same cpu grunt as pi, no gpu, no fpu, 128mb/256mb ram, ethernet) cheap and hacked them to do useful things 24/7 .. so the pi is fine for real world apps<br/> <br/> .. so im my ca...
by hyena
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Swap space on an SD card
Replies: 32
Views: 16354

Re: Swap space on an SD card

dont all these sd's/usb sticks have wear levelling built in now ?  ..
by hyena
Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PimpMyPi : new Raspberry Pi website
Replies: 17
Views: 5076

Re: PimpMyPi : new Raspberry Pi website

"PIMP" sounds like a good name for it
by hyena
Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wipro boss Azim Premji to train UK students in Bangalore
Replies: 5
Views: 1749

Re: Wipro boss Azim Premji to train UK students in Bangalore

I think this is a little more fundamental (and long term) than that ... its whats defining for the long term the  head and the hands .. head being the HQ in india and hands being the UK.

The head makes the dollars the hands the cents.
by hyena
Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wipro boss Azim Premji to train UK students in Bangalore
Replies: 5
Views: 1749

Re: Wipro boss Azim Premji to train UK students in Bangalore

<r>... a sad indictment of uk IT !  ...<br/> <br/> Mr Premji, the chairman of Wipro and India's third richest man, has offered to   take third-year students from British universities to the company's   headquarters in Bangalore for three months' intensive study and nine months on-the-job   training ...
by hyena
Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi Power by USB Hub?
Replies: 27
Views: 7213

Re: RPi Power by USB Hub?

<t>is it possible to feed the pi more than 1A @5V = approx 5w (if i remember my o level physics) <br/> <br/> reason is : a 2.5" HD eats around 3W at max pelt .. so its getting likely if you add up the pi B's needs at full pelt there may be a power problem ? which usually means hard drive read write ...
by hyena
Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How Does It Boot?
Replies: 16
Views: 5112

Re: How Does It Boot?

<t>Is that right that the max input current is "limited" <1A ? (or is that just the PSU that the rpi ppl want to provide ?)  so thats <5W for the device and all its attachments (usb sticks, drives, daughterboards etc) ... seems very low ... last thing ppl will want is to use powered bubs or external...
by hyena
Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: $4.99 A8 chip from Allwinner
Replies: 28
Views: 9952

Re: $4.99 A8 chip from Allwinner

<t>Not sure about the allwinner A10 but the lesser amlogic (if you check out the youtube link posted above) is demo'd in a variety of configs (from single CPUcore singleGPUcore to quad CPU core quad GPU)  ..<br/> <br/> I'm hoping someone hacks one of these in its $50 android settop box guise (approa...
by hyena
Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: For those looking for a mediaplayer only
Replies: 80
Views: 20944

Re: For those looking for a mediaplayer only

<t>ps .. you dont need to swap cards on the pi .. it will multitask :-)<br/> <br/> the utility of this device is its flexibility .. the hacked plug computers were tremendously useful (for doing real things - internet/media servers, dlna etc) with a super low power footprint .. this basically has a f...

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