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by kbailey
Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPU coding
Replies: 1
Views: 737

GPU coding

This article looks interesting:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/07/03 ... ffice_hsa/
Now can this be a way to help pi get proper code to use the gpu to it's capability?
:?
by kbailey
Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:30 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: [Tutorial] Using the RasPi as a WiFi hostspot (8 Nov 12)
Replies: 504
Views: 365884

Re: [Tutorial] Using the RasPi as a WiFi hostspot (8 Nov 12)

wifi good. secured wifi nogood. When I follow the tutorial for the open access wifi it works fine. When I then make the mods described to implement the secured network, nothing happens, as in not even a signal or a complaint type of nothing. Were it to bark like a duck it would be an improvement. He...
by kbailey
Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:02 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: video stabdards chart
Replies: 0
Views: 346

video stabdards chart

:mrgreen: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vec ... dards2.svg
This gives dimensions of more screen layouts than you may ever want to know. :mrgreen:
by kbailey
Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:29 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspbian and CUPS
Replies: 12
Views: 13391

Re: Raspbian and CUPS

Interesting, let the pi be a print server, and take that off a busy server or workstation, saving valued clock cycles. This is a very affordable way to add to office functionality.

I just instsalled cups and added my wifi networked printer, and it was EASY, like a trip to Venus...
:mrgreen:
by kbailey
Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No swap space?
Replies: 46
Views: 50632

swappiiness

OK, I accept there are good reasons for raspian using a swap file , and I re sized it in accordance with general good practices in Linux. Now I want to alter the swappiness so the system operates more efficiently and therefore faster. How do I alter swappiness?
:?:
by kbailey
Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:38 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Best Cheap WiFi Dongle
Replies: 55
Views: 190568

Re: Best Cheap WiFi Dongle

The Edimax EW7811UN on amazon or mcmelectronics is very good; the raspbian wheezy distro takes to it in a matter of seconds. The RoHS one on Amazon is cheaper. It also runs a bit warmer, indicating more power use. My first was downright HOT and mcm sent me new one. it also linked up with drivers in ...
by kbailey
Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: DOES BERRYBOOT CHANGE FILE LOCATIONS ON WHEEZY?
Replies: 6
Views: 1254

Re: DOES BERRYBOOT CHANGE FILE LOCATIONS ON WHEEZY?

The menu button fails to operate, to reload I have to dump the system. Rebooting, Chromium loads cnn.com nicely, after a repair to the file system happens automagically. Chromium also loads raspberrypi.org, so it's no coinkidink. And the menu button works. Moral of the story 1: Don't try to update r...
by kbailey
Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: DOES BERRYBOOT CHANGE FILE LOCATIONS ON WHEEZY?
Replies: 6
Views: 1254

Re: DOES BERRYBOOT CHANGE FILE LOCATIONS ON WHEEZY?

ok, tried to do apt-get update. Reports errors, and now chromium loads but gives an "aw snap" error when trying to load ANY page, including a local file. :?: At this point I feel like starting over and not updating raspian, and living with the current relase, which works.
by kbailey
Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: DOES BERRYBOOT CHANGE FILE LOCATIONS ON WHEEZY?
Replies: 6
Views: 1254

Re: DOES BERRYBOOT CHANGE FILE LOCATIONS ON WHEEZY?

I went back and formatted a card using the SDformatter.exe tool, and used the Win32DiskImager.exe tool to load an image onto the SD card, and this time it worked, and lo and behold, the /boot and /boot/config.txt are PRECISELY where they should be, so berryboot is the responsible party. Further upda...
by kbailey
Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:59 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: 'Segmentation fault' only on Raspbian
Replies: 7
Views: 2460

Re: 'Segmentation fault' only on Raspbian

I had chromium running flawlessly after formatting and installing a 4gb image onto a 4 GB SD card. I worked till I got the config for speed and display size and rebooted. Doring this time I installed iceweasel and chromium, and both worked fine. I rebooted after all this, and tried to run chromium, ...
by kbailey
Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:46 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Really Fast Browser Inside! (mp4 video & mp3 audio support)
Replies: 46
Views: 20846

Re: Really Fast Browser Inside!

Pity apt-get does not know it. Hopefully Debian will soon add it to the ARM division.
by kbailey
Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: DOES BERRYBOOT CHANGE FILE LOCATIONS ON WHEEZY?
Replies: 6
Views: 1254

DOES BERRYBOOT CHANGE FILE LOCATIONS ON WHEEZY?

LOOKING FOR THE CONFIG.TXT file, it was NOT in /boot- nothing of the sort was there at all. I found it in the fat32 segment visible with windows explorer when placing the card into my windows pc. Configuring that file did in fact change machine behavior. placing a file in /boot did NOT change the ma...
by kbailey
Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: latest wheezy release problems
Replies: 2
Views: 696

Re: latest wheezy release problems

cancel, problem solved.
Could someone very knowledgable on this and also talented at writing writer a tutorial on config.txt, the care and feeding thereof? Overclocking is just one of many fine aspects of this beast, displays and sound are a couple of others.
by kbailey
Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Revision C pi musings
Replies: 3
Views: 678

Revision C pi musings

This is a list of wishes and musings which might influence the eventual design of a revision C RBpi; if they don't strike a live nerve please use them to line the budgi's cage bottom. Either more USB ports, or less- 1 is enough if we assume one will use a usb hub. Otherewise, 2 is the bare minimum, ...
by kbailey
Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:09 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: latest wheezy release problems
Replies: 2
Views: 696

latest wheezy release problems

Running the new wheezy, I dins it is ignoring the screen width and overscan settings in config.txt. Do what I will, IT WILL NOT CHANGE SCREEN SETTINGS, NOR OVERCLOCK. Odd, the prior one did these things nicely. Will someone point me to config 101 to make sure I am doing this rightly?
:?
by kbailey
Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Is Raspberry Pi destroying the old economy?
Replies: 30
Views: 4263

Re: Is Raspberry Pi destroying the old economy?

Which planet are you from? On Earth, this is basically 'the way it is'. ;) Ah, but years ago it was not the way it WAS. Societal order has changed. When the lads at Fairchild went off and founded the firm, they broke a unwritten rule; one did not leave THE FIRM and go off and found a competitor. On...
by kbailey
Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: aluminium case
Replies: 7
Views: 2728

Re: aluminium case

Nice case.

Please place alternate page for USA in $USA not #UK if you wish to have orders from the downhill side of the pond.
by kbailey
Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: minor problems
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: minor problems

opk, to edit it I need the su password. out of the box, what is this? NAtch, I will change it. For that matter, is there an online user manual for wheezy? On Wheezy there's no su password. Just using sudo nano /boot/config.txt should be enough. Were it in a hot environment I would want to go and sl...
by kbailey
Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: BIOS boot capability
Replies: 21
Views: 7414

Re: BIOS boot capability

Model A have not internet capability Not necessarily true. It has one USB port and that could be dedicated to a WiFi dongle. Alternatively, a Model A could have an attached hub with either a dongle or a USB-to-Ethernet adapter. I will agree, though, that the required setting up to make dongles work...
by kbailey
Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3495
Views: 80969

Re: Introduce yourself!

Kirk Bailey b. Perth Amboy NJ November 1954 d. (unrevealed) First encountered computers at age 10 by a magazine article detailing tiny pilot, a computer programming language intended to teach computer programming to children, which fascinated me. Next exposed to BASIC on an ASR33 TTY in the library'...
by kbailey
Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:44 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian ready for prime time?
Replies: 12
Views: 1842

Re: Raspbian ready for prime time?

Since I started with RBP a week ago, I have not seen any unclean shutdowns except when I yanked a power wire. Based on experience, I am compelled to say this is no longer an issue- but the lack of sound is a serious limitation. The opsys needs to be rock solid stable and present all the normal expec...
by kbailey
Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:08 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SD Card Format
Replies: 50
Views: 278471

Re: SD Card Format

Hi I have downloaded the raspbrian OS for my pi onto an SD card. I later realised that it was the wrong class :oops: !! I now want to format my SD card. When I tried using windows 7 it only formatted what it could read (a tiny amount). How can I completley format the SD card using windows 7? Thanks...
by kbailey
Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: contagion
Replies: 11
Views: 1147

Re: contagion

What do you think you have to do with any computing device? The software has to come from somewhere. Correct. At first. Then it starts to stand on it's own two feet. Once you have a working Pi, you can download anything you want, and manipulate further storage devices, so in fact, yes, the Pi can s...
by kbailey
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: streural issues
Replies: 19
Views: 2387

Re: streural issues

OK, so you think I'm a jerk. Nice welcome you go there; have you considered a career in sales? Remind me not to invite you to my Bar Mitzvah. No one called you a jerk except you. I saw a lighthearted comment about sharing what you're smoking. Roll with it. Frop, clear quill, 9 gram load, through a ...
by kbailey
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: streural issues
Replies: 19
Views: 2387

Re: streural issues

I have lucid puppy in an 800 mhz atom powered Acer AspireOne and it is faster than the Raspberry puppy Maybe the content of my post will upset you, but I can quite so remember that Intel Atom CPUs are x86 CPUs, and not ARM ones. And a 800Mhz x86 CPU is (usually) way faster than a 800Mhz ARM CPU. No...

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