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by gimliflea
Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Learning Assembly on RPi?
Replies: 11
Views: 10664

Re: Learning Assembly on RPi?

This site gives a good basis to assembler on the pi
http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/projects/raspbe ... orials/os/
by gimliflea
Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:20 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: libgcc1 gone missing
Replies: 12
Views: 7474

Re: libgcc1 gone missing

'cos I missed executing it. silly me :o pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo dpkg -i --force-depends multiarch-support_2.13-35_armhf.deb (Reading database ... 439 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to replace multiarch-support 2.13-35 (using multiarch-support_2.13-35_armhf.deb) ... Unpacking r...
by gimliflea
Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:04 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: libgcc1 gone missing
Replies: 12
Views: 7474

Re: libgcc1 gone missing

wget seems to work. dpkg gives pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo dpkg -i libgcc1_4.7.1-8+rpi1_armhf.deb dpkg: regarding libgcc1_4.7.1-8+rpi1_armhf.deb containing libgcc1:armhf, pre-dependency problem: libgcc1 pre-depends on multiarch-support multiarch-support is unpacked, but has never been configured. dpkg: ...
by gimliflea
Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: libgcc1 gone missing
Replies: 12
Views: 7474

Re: libgcc1 gone missing

Sorry tried wget with this address http://archive.raspbian.org/raspbian/pool/main/g/gcc-4.7/libgcc1_4.7.1-8+rpi1_armhf.deb Which seemed to work correctly. Then got pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo dpkg -i libgcc1_4.7.1-8+rpi1_armhf.deb dpkg: regarding libgcc1_4.7.1-8+rpi1_armhf.deb containing libgcc1:armhf, ...
by gimliflea
Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: libgcc1 gone missing
Replies: 12
Views: 7474

Re: libgcc1 gone missing

Tx plugwash
wget command has been contracted by forum I suspect, can you fill in the dots for me?
by gimliflea
Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: libgcc1 gone missing
Replies: 12
Views: 7474

libgcc1 gone missing

Hi I've been using raspbian wheezy for some time now with great sucesss. However when I tried to download gimp I got an error saying that I had unmet dependencies on lbc6 for libgcc1. Nothing I do seems to be able to correct this. sudo apt-get -f install comes back and asks me if I want to do this w...
by gimliflea
Mon May 14, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The new forums are here!
Replies: 115
Views: 20046

Re: The new forums are here!

Generally like the new forums. I especially like the clean look of the theme. Too much over-design reduces clarity. One small gripe is that when I get to bottom of thread I seem to have to go back to the top of it to find "Unread Posts" button. Can we either have that at bottom of posts or a quick b...
by gimliflea
Thu May 10, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 44586

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

Abiword seems to be a lightweight alternative for WP which seems qutie good on Lubuntu.
by gimliflea
Mon May 07, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 44586

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

<t>Can I suggest that it should be possible to create a graphical tool to run which will set up your distro to run the way you want it and boot into that initially.<br/> <br/> This could set up things like<br/> <br/> Do you want to auto-login (to a user account).<br/> <br/> Set up Admin password.<br...
by gimliflea
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Debian "squeeze"
Replies: 6
Views: 7101

Re: Debian "squeeze"

Try starting leafpad from a terminal using sudo this will then prompt for password and bring leafpad up with root priviledges I expect. (Works in ubuntu)
by gimliflea
Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: HISTORY: The start of raspbian (Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi)
Replies: 613
Views: 336653

Re: Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi

You are doing a great service to the community. Thanks.
by gimliflea
Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Want to learn programming alongside my 6 year old.
Replies: 18
Views: 4970

Re: Want to learn programming alongside my 6 year old.

I thought that all software engineers knew that hardware is glorified lego. Software is much more complicated - that's why bugs are allowed. Bugs in hardware are undocumented features.

I'll be off then.
by gimliflea
Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
Replies: 309
Views: 80591

Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)

I was seeing this as running on a dedicated SD card and booting straight into the game - so is there any need for X and desktops and such.
by gimliflea
Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 42
Views: 6827

Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Has he/you tried Ian M banks. My current favourite. (Note he also writes 'straight' fiction as Ian Banks, also very good but usually no spaceships!)

1+1 now is it 10 or 2?
by gimliflea
Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Which browser do you use?
Replies: 37
Views: 9694

Re: Which browser do you use?

Chromium at home and chrome at work. Its lighter than FF for my old hardware.
by gimliflea
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Science Fiction
Replies: 82
Views: 13260

Re: Science Fiction

<t>No ones mentioned Frank Herbert yet!  Dune is  Great sequels go off but later on become better again. Many others I can't remember names off.<br/> <br/> Ian M Banks has only had one mention so I'll big him up some. Ian Banks is good too but really off topic as not SF. Can you be OT in OT forum.<b...
by gimliflea
Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wind-up charger
Replies: 9
Views: 2188

Re: Wind-up charger

Hitch up an exercise bike to a generator and take some exercise every so often. Come to think of it lets build a human powered Gym!
by gimliflea
Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Digital Geology
Replies: 52
Views: 14283

Re: Digital Geology

<t>Bluetooth range is very limited ~100 metres max iirc. So would be of limited use in the field. Otherwise it all sounds doable and many others on the forum are wanting to solve most of these problems. True ruggidizadation  is more than just making it waterproof.<br/> <br/> However the Rpi with its...
by gimliflea
Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Are you (forum veteran) disappointed with the r-pi launch?
Replies: 31
Views: 4879

Re: Are you (forum veteran) disappointed with the r-pi launch?

<t>Locog spent man years building a system to implement a lottery to 'fairly' give people access to tickets. They had the advantage of previous experience (after all it happens every four years). As I recall the whole launch was a complete debacle. No doubt a bit of googling would show that.<br/> <b...
by gimliflea
Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Are you (forum veteran) disappointed with the r-pi launch?
Replies: 31
Views: 4879

Re: Are you (forum veteran) disappointed with the r-pi launch?

The London Olympics show that if demand is high lotteries are just as bad.
by gimliflea
Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Using RPi in an "ICT Classroom"
Replies: 33
Views: 4751

Re: Using RPi in an "ICT Classroom"

How about using remote network connections into the Rpi's. SSH gives you shell access and should work o.k. There are also options for X sharing which should be able to work. You might even get the to work over USB so you wouldn't have to put your Pi's on the LAN.
by gimliflea
Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 150474

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

<t>F5 Key Netiquette.<br/> <br/> In the '80s building prototype networks we found that if one switch went down its recovery was severely impaired by all the other boxes on the network polling it to see if it was back up. Eventually we implemented an "Exponential back off" algorithm. i.e. each box se...
by gimliflea
Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Blogs about the launch
Replies: 31
Views: 5152

Re: Blogs about the launch

<t>Finally recieved a post from RS aknowledging that I am in a queue.<br/> <br/> My experience on the day.<br/> <br/> Had to work 8 to 10. So decided to dip out on early morning madness.<br/> <br/> Soon after I arrived at work I went onto the website and got the static page. Tried clicking on the RS...
by gimliflea
Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: There's a time and a date on the front page...
Replies: 177
Views: 30529

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Not there neither
by gimliflea
Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Educational Computer Lab Setup
Replies: 4
Views: 2817

Re: Educational Computer Lab Setup

<t>People have found usb keyboards with built in touch pads which is minimum h/w.<br/> <br/> Will boot of sd card first. Usb drive almost certainly slower.<br/> <br/> Network boot would require something (Unetbootn?) loaded on sd card.<br/> <br/> Educational release Q3 2012? will have cases and docu...

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