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by hjongste
Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The Unofficial Raspberry Pi Manual
Replies: 47
Views: 25002

Re: The Unofficial Raspberry Pi Manual

You've got to hurry up. The official guide is coming out in a few weeks time (http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1498). Although your manual may be aiming at a different audience the official guide will still eat into your potential sales.
by hjongste
Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Different GUI's for Debian squeeze
Replies: 14
Views: 13284

Re: Different GUI's for Debian squeeze

Lightdm works fine, but SLiM cannot be found in the repository.
Anyway, lightdm does the job.
I am sure there is a way to have the raspi start up with lightdm. Probably some init file?
Thanks!
by hjongste
Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:21 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The Unofficial Raspberry Pi Manual
Replies: 47
Views: 25002

Re: The Unofficial Raspberry Pi Manual

You might want to consider ring binding. Particularly with manuals, ring binding is much more convenient. It stays open at the page you want! I can imagine lots of people will have the manual open at a particular page while working the keyboard to type in text or code. I am not sure if ring binding ...
by hjongste
Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Different GUI's for Debian squeeze
Replies: 14
Views: 13284

Re: Different GUI's for Debian squeeze

In the new Debian wheezy distro, gdm is no longer working. I cannot install it as well. I can install gdm3 which seems to be a huge download and install. Gdm3 is much much slower than the previous gdm. Does anybody know a different GUI manager?
by hjongste
Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Unbox video
Replies: 1
Views: 629

Re: Unbox video

Haha great hands! I cannot manage the elegance of unboxing, but here is my unboxing version. This is a Dutchman (me) receiving the pi in the Netherlands. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNNvtNkvIV4
by hjongste
Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Different GUI's for Debian squeeze
Replies: 14
Views: 13284

Re: Different GUI's for Debian squeeze

A slight adjustment. I had to type 'sudo gdm". Thanks for the tip, it works great.
by hjongste
Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:14 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The Unofficial Raspberry Pi Manual
Replies: 47
Views: 25002

Re: The Unofficial Raspberry Pi Manual

Just another thought. Why produce the manual in colour? There will be loads of people who'll want to print it off, to have it handy next to the pi. Colour printing provides somewhat more of a barrier for people than just plain B&W. I am just taking my examples from numerous other tech manuals (and b...
by hjongste
Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The Unofficial Raspberry Pi Manual
Replies: 47
Views: 25002

Re: The Unofficial Raspberry Pi Manual

There is a typo on page 2 of the manual. Couldn't help spotting it. Don't want to sound a know-it-all, but my intentions are good. "...of this logo is subject to the terms avalable at raspberrypi.org/trademark-rules." Available is misspelled. Success with the manual. I'll continue to proofread it. ;)
by hjongste
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Fast Compiling, Use your current pc to compile directly EASY
Replies: 13
Views: 4183

Re: Fast Compiling, Use your current pc to compile directly

I absolutely agree with bredman. I am no novice to Linux but I still remember how daunting these long command line instructions were. A typical example of someone who understands code but is incompetent in transferring the knowledge to other people. He probably writes code without comments and is pr...
by hjongste
Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Case alternative in the works
Replies: 27
Views: 7396

Re: Case alternative in the works

Looks great! Still a bit concerned how durable the clipping is. I know it is not the intention to continuously mount and unmount the pi. But still... Next question is of course price!! Any indications?

For the rest great way to hold the PCB down in a position where you can plug and unplug stuff.
by hjongste
Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:20 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: A tip for Dutch Pi users
Replies: 0
Views: 504

A tip for Dutch Pi users

Two SD cards that I have tested and which work fine in the Raspi are the 8 GB SDHC cards from both the Hema (Dutch version of the Woolworths) and Kruidvat (Dutch equivalent of Boots high street pharmacy store). Both are Class 4 and are branded with the shop name. They are also now in the list of wor...
by hjongste
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Different GUI's for Debian squeeze
Replies: 14
Views: 13284

Different GUI's for Debian squeeze

So you have started up the Raspi and typed in 'pi' and 'raspberry' as login and password. So now what? The distro that you have downloaded comes with LXDE, which is started by typing 'startx', but you can install others. Try this: sudo apt-get install xfce4 This will install the LXFCE4 GUI which can...
by hjongste
Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:55 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Case alternative in the works
Replies: 27
Views: 7396

Re: Case alternative in the works

I like the open design. I cannot understand why people want to "lock up" their pi in a closed case. The 4 legs would avoid the cables to pull the pi in any direction. I would give some proper thought to the clipping and un-clipping of the pi to the case. Should be easy (both ways) but still not come...
by hjongste
Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mail client on the Pi
Replies: 6
Views: 9471

Mail client on the Pi

A very acceptable program to run your mail on is claws-mail.

sudo apt-get install claws-mail will install it. You can find the entry in the LXDE menu under Internet.

Setting it up is easy.
by hjongste
Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:42 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pre-installed SD card query
Replies: 2
Views: 1407

Re: Pre-installed SD card query

I'll try to manage your expectations. The Debian image that is on the SD card is still an early version which means it doesn't use the 2D acceleration capabilities of the Pi. Therefore web browsing (although functional) is very slow due to the building up of the screen graphics. Eventually this will...
by hjongste
Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:32 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Rainbow on reboot/poweron
Replies: 3
Views: 1515

Re: Rainbow on reboot/poweron

That is the nice thing about the Raspberry Pi and the experimenting platform it provides. Just get an extra SD card and see at which point you can reproduce the funny rainbow colours.
by hjongste
Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What was your first computer?
Replies: 431
Views: 158739

Re: What was your first computer?

<t>After drooling over a Sinclair ZX80 eventually I decided for a Tandy TRS80 (better keyboard and separate screen AND 12 Kb!!! memory. That must have been in 1980.<br/> <br/> Followed (in 1984/5) by an Amstrad PCW256 (upgraded myself to a 512 by inserting four extra RAM chips).<br/> <br/> Then a Ta...
by hjongste
Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Guesses at the date and time that the RPi will be available for purchase?
Replies: 5
Views: 1784

Re: Guesses at the date and time that the RPi will be available for purchase?

<t>Last week Eben said (on video) it would take "2 weeks and a bit" for the first batch to arrive in the UK. Assuming it takes the team a week to sample the boxes and test say 100 Rpi's?? (1%). That would make the Rpi's avialable for sale in the week of the 6th feb. Maybe a few days earlier, maybe a...
by hjongste
Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:59 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Best first language choice
Replies: 140
Views: 31882

Re: Best first language choice

<t>The similarity with spoken languages is remarkable. Is it better to learn to speak French, English, German or Mandarin? It doesn't matter as in all languages you can have meaningful discussions. Some languages are easy to learn, others are difficult to learn. Some languages are spoken by large nu...

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